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POET'S CORNER. WHAT MOST WE NEED. Tia women that we need, Strong women, fit, indeed. To mother men, to mould the mind, To truth compel, alway The false to hold at bay. Great mothers of the human kind. No pigmy women may Rear giant men to-day, All comprehending they must be, Brave women who will dare Be just as well as fair, Love sacrificing willingly. Strong women, clean in heart, The world needs, all apart From motherhood and kindred duties dear- Strong women, pure in thought. .Whose counsel may be sought When call of human kind sounds clear. The mother heart, the test In every woman's breast Beats with the world in sympathy To teach, uplift, uphold, ith love to then unfold, Her task for all eternity. A GRACIOUS LADY. 'A woman, quiet, gentle, sweet; Her gown all silver grey. With flecks of silver in her hair, Where Time has rubbed away The burnish of youth's chesnut brown, So lovely in its day Her face, her form are youthful still; Her eves in depths reveal Full consciousness of all that life Has meant of woe or weal; A gracious lady, who with smila Can sorrow's thorn conceal. And all forgetful of herself Her pain by night and day. Her smiling welcome takes the chill From outer cold away; And calm and comfort house with her I In placid silver grey. I' BY
HER VENGEANCE E. R. PUNSHON. Author of "The Choice,'? "The Spin of the Coin," etc., etc. CHAPTER XIX.-TOO LUCKY BY HALF. Signing to his uncle to follow him, and saying IOplething tv Mr Bobbins about getting a little fresh air after their excellent supper, Hugh rose from the table, and went out on the ver- andah that ran nearly the whole length of the front of the hotel. The man Hugh had noticed was sitting, with his hands in his pockets, Pond his hat pulled over his nose, apparently taking no notice of anything whatever, though it might have been observed that he seemed to stir slightly as Hugh appeared. It happened that he was sitting with an empty chair on each side of him, and Hugh, motioning to his uncle to take one, himself sat down on the other, so that they had the stranger between them. Then Hugh touched him on the shoulder. "I beg your pardon," he said, "but I think we have met before The man started, looked quickly from one to the other, and sprang to his feet as if in- clined to make a bolt for it. But Hugh caught him quickly by the arm, and the stranger sub- mitted with a meekness that again might have seemed just the least trifle suspicious. "So it is you, is it?" he said, and then he began to laugh. "It is," answered Hugh, "and I am pleased to observe that this time you are white." "Ah, yes," said the man. laughing again, I made a dandy nigger, didn't I?" "And you have the impudence-" began Mr. Hethenngton in a rage, wae. Hugh checked him with a gesture. "We must not begin with quarrelling." he said. "though of course our friend will under- stand—by-the-bye, may I ask your name?" "John Dodd," the man answered readily, "and I am sure I don't want to quarrel. Why should I ? I only did what I was paid for, and if you had hired me first I would have done as much for you-more, perhaps, for you might not have been so mean as old skinflint yonder. Say, now. what was that paper we went to such deal of trouble to get nold of?" "You do not know?" said Mr. Hetherington ouickly "Only that it was some trade secret; so val- -able old Noah won't trust any of his own people to be present while he experiments," answered Dodd "That is what I am here for, to meet a couple of strange niggers he is going to use as assistants instead of any of those who have worked for him before." Mr Dodd paused to expectorate with an expression of deep disgust. "That is the kind of man old Noah is," he declared. "I see," said Hugh, and looked hesitatingly I at his uncle. But Mr. Hetherington had no scruples over bribery, and broke out at once. "Look here, do you want to earn 10,000 dol- -s?" "Does a nigger like melon, or a white man whisky?" retorted Dodd; "just 6how me the ehanoe, that is all "Ten thousand dollars is to be earned," said Mr Hetherington, "by the recovery of a cer- tain paper." "That is straight talk. and I like straight talk," said Dodd, rising to his feet; "but we can't talk about it here. See that drusr store? Be outside there in half an hour, and when you eee me, follow me, and we will get out on the prairie where we can talk—that is, if you mean biz." He nodded, and walked away quickly Mr. Hetherington and Hugh sat looking after him, anel as they watched him walking away they saw pass that strange and ominous man whom the hotel keeper had described as Editor Keene. He looked at them carelessly, and Mr. Hether- ington turned his head away with a shiver. "That fellow has eyes like a dead man's, he said "when I see him I feel as if I had just touched a corpse." "As to this Dodd," said Hugh, who had been thinking deeply, "shall we keep the appoint- ment he has made?" "Why, of course," cried Mr. Hetherington. "What! lose just a splendid chance of enlist- ing a man like that? Why it is a piece of most. magnificent luck meeting with him." "Too lucky by half," said Hugh; "when- ever we are in doubf what to do next, some unexpected stroke of luck happens to guide us on our way, it gives me the strangest feeling. 88 if some unseen hand were leading us to tome destination we have no idea of. I wish we had not brought Delia with us." "Nonsense," said Mr. Hetherington in his Jrobust way, "I am not afraid, if you are. As I' for Delia, I want to talk to you about her; do you really want to marry Ler, or is it just the money?" "It is not the money," Hugh answered, flush- ing; "I do not think that either Delia or I care about the money." "You do, of course, but Delia docs not; 6he hardly understands the importance of money." Baid Mr Hetherington in grave and rather re- gretful tones, "if I had forbidden your en- gagement, she would have been only the more set upon it I decided to risk giving my con- sent in the hope of her tiring of you. She does not seem to have done that," he added thoughtfully, "but what I did not anticipate is- that you appear to be getting tired of her first." "I am not "tired of her," said Hugh, quickly and uncomfortably. "Do you want to marry her?" asked Mr. Hetherington. "No," said Hugh frankly "I wish I knew what you were up to," said lklx. Hetherington, looking at him with almost « touch of awe; "you have something up your rieeve. but what it is I can't quite see. And to think I once thought you were a quiet, slow, honest, trustworthy sort of chap who would make an admirable bead cashier for me. Lord! what an escape I have had." "Have you?" said Hugh, wondering whether to regard himself as complimented or insult- pd- f'But I am going to speak to you candidly," said Mr. Hetherington, "and I can tell you, in the first place, that if you don't want to marry Delia you have been going the very worst | way to work. If you had made violent love to her. she would very likely have quarrelled with ) you by now. As it is, you have only puzzled and f piqued her by your attitude of indifference. Unless you change your method or she does r"et bored with you, or something else happens, she will be getting seriously and earnestly in love with you. And if ever Delia fails really in will be getting seriously and earnestly in love with you. And if ever Delia. fails really in love with any one. it will be a serious matter. matter. Delia flings all her energies into her passions, and while hitherto that has shown it- self chiefly in exaggerated tempers and wilful- ness, I have always felt that if she did fall in lovo with any one before I could get her in- terested in more sensible things, such as money- making and winning a high position in the world, that there would be the mischief to pay So I just give you warning that if you are not careful, Delia, in olace of the fancy for you she has at present, will be getting a passion for you." "Ugh," said Hugh, shivering. "I mean—I wish you wouldn't talk like that, uncle. It's— it's—disconcerting, by Jove "I am warning you," said his uncle gravely. "I have been watching- you and Delia pretty closely, and I don't believe you care two pins for her, and I believe her first fancy for you that I thought would die out quite quickly is strengthening into something deep. If you are thinking of any other woman—as I have thought sometimes—you had better not let Delia guess it. She would poison her, you know "By Jove!" said Hugh, "I do believe she would," and as he spoke he thought of Eira. "By Jove!" said Hugh, "I do believe she would," and as he spoke he thought of Eira. and her pale face and her deep and searching eyes, and it struck home to him with a con- viction of absolute certainty that what his uncle said was true. If Delia guessed, there was in her wild and unrestrained nature all the elements of a great tragedy. "So think about what I have said, Hugh," continued his uncle. "I wanted you to come with us because I thought the more Delia saw of you the sooner the quarrel would come. But that has been a failure. Sometimes," added Mr. Hetherington, with a deep sigh, "I almost wish I were a. poor man—money brings with it many troubles." "It does indeed," said Hugh, "and it strikes me that ma.y be forcibly brought home to us very soon. Had we not better go in and see if Delia. has come downstairs yet" "Don't mention this man. Dod, to her," said Mr Hetherington quickly; "it may be advisable to leave her here if we have to go to see Noah Siddle; and if she knows where we have gone she may insist on following us." Hugh nodded, thinking this precaution wise, and they went back .into the drawing-room, where they found Delia sitting amazed in her chair, on her countenance an expression of the most absolute astonishment; while over her hair and down her face trickled milk from a jug that had apparently just been emptied over her head. Opposite to her sat Mr Tom Wa- ters, continuing his meal, his face as grave and composed as previously, but with a certain red- ness about one ear which suggested much to Hugh. As they entered, Delia lifted her hand— but very slowly, and as no longer quite certain that this hand was still her own or that she knew what to do with it—and wiped away some of the milk that had trickled into her eyes. "Good lord! what's this?" cried Mr Hether- ington. "Oh, pa!" said Delia feebly, and the look of amazed bewilderment that she wore seemed even to increase in intensity. It was Evident there was no longer anything in the whole uni- verse of which she was now quite certain. But Mr. Waters continued his meal with re- lish and solemnity. "Will you kindly explain?" said Hugh, speak- ing to him. Waters recognised the threat in the coldly polite tones that Hugh used, and his own hand fell at once, as though by accident, on the pocket in which he carried a pistol. "The young lady and I have been getting ac- quainted." he said. "But-" bcgan Hugh. I "Be quiet, Hugh," said Delia, wiping her face and blinking her eyes. "I insist began Mr Hetherington in loud tones "Papa," said Delia, "shut up!" "It was only a little bargain between me and the young lady," said Waters amiably, tak- ing his hand away from his pistol, as he began to understand that neither of the two En- glishmen was armed. "She came down and asked me where you were, and I said I didn't know. She told me to go and hunt you up. and I said I was otherwise occupied. She said what she thought of me, and I said nothing at all, which I know was mean, and I apologise for it, being well aware nothing could have been more calculated to make any female woman real mad. So she up and caught me a clip on the ear, and I offered to bet that if she did that again, I would empty the milk jug over her head. She did it again, and I won my bet, and now we are acquainted we shall be real friends, I hope." "Shall we, brute?" cried Delia, with a sud- den spasm of rage, and seizing the ooffee pot she hurled it clear at his head. But Mr. Waters had a quick eye, and dodged: and before Delia knew that her own attack had failed, he had snatched up a dish of syrup and clapped it on top of her head. "We are getting real intimate, we arc," he said genially, resuming his seat. Delia jumped up, hesitated, looked round her with a wild a.ir. and then burst into tears and rushed out of the room. < "Your daughter, sir?" asked Mr Waters of Mr. Hetherington; "I admire her spirit, and am thankful she don't wear rings," and he felt, his ear thoughtfully, the one whose colour seem- ed lately to have increased in tone. "I'll swear she is mad," gasped Hugh; "I'll swear she is." "Not at all," said Waters indignantly, "she is simply a. fine, high-spirited young lady, and < clear grit all through, and if you dare say a word against her, just come out on the vacant lot behind this hotel, and I'll chew you up in about two mintes, so there won't be enough of you left to sweep the sidewalk with." As Hugh was about twica Mr. Waters' weight this was a sufficiently vaJourous offer; the 1 more so as. since Water had assured himself that the others were not armed, he had not 1 given the least hint of his own possession of a < loaded pistol in his pocket. But Hugh, after staing at him for a moment in sheer surprise, could not repress a laugh < "Confound your cheek," he cried "are you j pretending to be her champion, when you have t just been deluging her with milk and treacle?" 1 "That was only our little way of making friends," said Waters calmly; "though I am ] glad that coffee-pot wasted its sweetness on the desert air over against the wall of the room. Is 1 the young lady often like this?" Hugh hesitated, and Mr. Waters sighed deep- I ly- f "I was hoping it was a privilege reserved for 1 me," he said disapointedly; "may I ask if she f has ever hove a coffee-pot at you. sir?" I "Why, no," admitted Hugh, "never" a "Then I am still one ahead of you in her i friendship, sir." said Mr. Waters, brightening up, "and I shall make a point of endeavouring « to see her again. I never met a lady who im- pressed me more favourably on first acquaint- ance," he added, feeling his ear again. 1 Hugh looked a) Mr. Hetherington, and shrug- 1 ged his shoulders helplessly, and they returned t to the verandah. "I am sure she is mad," declared Hugh; "no sane woman could behave like that in a. t public hotel." "Much she cares about it being public," re- torted Mr. Hetherington. "I remember once' i she knocked a man's top hat down over his faco l because he had been making eyes at her, and that was on the Brighton pier. I had better go t up and see if she is all right." 1 He went upstairs acordinply, but found De- 8 lia's door locked, and could get no answer when he knocked. Certain sounds of splashing suggested, however, that she was engaged on 1' no doubt necessary ablutions; and somewhat relieved in mind, Mr Hetherington went down t a.gain to join Hugh, and set out with him to keep the appointment with John Dodd. 1 € ——— t CHAPTER XX.-MR. HETHERINGTON'S i PLA. i As they passed out of the hotel, and along ( the sidewalk towards the drug store Dodd had pointed out to them, Mr. Hetherington turned to his nephew, and said: 1 "Hugh, do you remember this Dodd said he i had come to meet two negrocs who were to f assist Siddle?" "Yes," said Hugh. "I remember. Why?" f "Nothing, nothing," replied Mr Hethering- J ton, but it was evident that he was thinking deeply. At the drug store, the chemist's shop, to give t it the name Hugh and Mr, Hetherington used for it, they paused and looked round, and at once saw Doad, apparently waiting for them at J a little distance. He made them a slight sign to follow him, and turned off down a side street.. where, past half e dozen or so of scattered frame-houses, one came soon to the open prairie. When the wooden sidewalk merged into the ( open prairie, and they were at some distance from the nearest house, Dodd paused, and the e two Englishmen joined him. "Sa V now." he began abruptly, "do you mean that about the 10,000 dollarsj "Certainly," replied Mr. Hetherington. 1 "How much down?" "Five hundred dollars." ( Dodd held out his hand, and Mr Hethering- i ton took from his breast pocket a bundle of dollar bills, extracted five for 100 dollars each, and handed them to Dodd, who took them, looked at them, and put them in his own pocket, and then suffered his features to relax into a broad smile. "Sir," he said, "I like you, and I like your way of doing business. I have worked for Noah Siddle long enough, and he has never once treated me white and square like that. I don't believe he has it in him. Sir, I 6hall be proud to work for you." "Very good," said Mr Hetherington, "and if we succeed you shall have the rest of the money quite as promptly. Now, about that paper that
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■ FUN AND FANCY. Top (who has dined off hashed mutton): "Bill waiter," Waiter: "What will you have, sa- f:r?" Top (sarcastically): "I haven't the faintest idea." "Seventeen mothers in the village mother's club agreed to decide by bailot which had the handsomest baby." "Well, who won it?" "Each baby got one vote!" Client: "You ought to have gone into the Army, not the Law." Solicitor: "Why?" Client: "By the way you charge there would be little left of the enemv." Lawyer (to client): ""fell, have you at last decided to take advice and pav this bill?"— Client; "Ye-e-s."—Lawyer; "very well. (To clerk): John, add £1 to Mr. Blunt's bill for further advice." Servant: "There's no coal, mum, an' the fire is going' out." -Mistrèss: "Why, Norah, you should have told me that before."—Servant: "I couldn't tell you there was no coal, mum, when there was coal." "For Heaven's sake, b-j careful with that rifle, man!" exclaimed a musketry instructor. "You just missed me that time."—"Did I, ser- geant? I'm awfully sorry i" responded the in- different marksman. "I give you my word, the next person who interrupts the proceedings," said the judge sternly, "will be expelled from tha court and ordered home. "Hooray!" cried the prisoner. Then the judge pondered. "Oh, George, I dropped a brasõ-headed tack on our new Persian rug this afternoon, and J've hunted and hunted for it, but I can't nnd it." "Wait till bedtime. I'll take a valk round in my socks." "I'm sure I don't know why they call this hotel The Palms.. I've never seen a palm any- where near the place."—"You'll see them be- fore you go. It's a pleasant little surprise for the guests on the last day of their stay." Friend (consolingly): "So you've lost yer job, eh ? Well, don't' worry about it; I reckon you was only wasting yer time in a place '.ike that." Young Bill (sadly): "Yes: •>iiat' s what the boss told me when he sacked ;:1.e't "Fishing," inquired a man as he passed. "Y.f6," answered the boy. "Nice dog you've gt. What's his rame?" "Fish," replied the boy. "Fish? That's a queer name for a dog. What do you call him that for?" "'Cause lie won't bite." An Irishman being prosecuted for a breach of the peace, a witness for the accused was tol<J by the magistrate that he might have stopped the fight. "Lndade, no, yer honour," said Paddy, "I was too busy fighting a friend of my own." "My dear friend, I must ask you to lend me a sovereign at once; I have left my puree at home, and haven't a farthing in my pocket." "I can't lend a sovereign just now, but can put you in the way of get- ting the money at once." "You are extremely kind." "Here's twopence; ride home on a tram and fetch your purse." A certain lady who wa., always anxious to let her friends nkow that she was not the same age as her husband once remarked to a visitor: "My husband is fifty years of age, and there are ten years betweeD us." ThV caller, with an exclamation of surprise, said "Really, now, why you look as young as he does!" Lady: "You say, professor, that tobacco is an aid to thought, and a stimulant to the reasoning faculties; bi-e Professor Greathead says tobacco is in every way injurious. How do you account for the difference?" The Professor: "Easily enough, maàam. Pro- fessor Greathead does not smoke, and conse- quently he can neither think straight nor reason correctly." A scientist who lost his pet dog put a little notice in the paper headed, "Warning," which charitably describd the animal as having "strayed," and added: "It is of no value, not even to the owner; but, having been experi- mented upon for scientific purposes with many virulent poisons, a lick from its tongiie-and it is, very affectionate—would probably prove fatal." The dog came back next day.
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FOR MATRON AND MAID. PLENTY OF TIME FOR HOBBIES. The l»elkf that nearly all that interested her bai'i'-e marriage must be given up because of the number of duties thav come to the young housewr..s 16 quite erroneous. b Starting out with such an idea, a housewife will often be found in the toils of multitudinous trilling duties without a* moment for herself. Yet if a method had mapped out from the first, she might have kept her old interests, and all would have gone well. Four principal rules for the housewife, young or old, should be early risin. punctuality, con- centration on the job m hand, and moderate curb on the tongue. Then all the little house- hold duties should bo arranged in convenient order, so that the one fits in with the other. All comparatively dirty tasks should be done at one time, all the duties on one floor per- formed as nearly as poS5ibl at the same time. If the little points like are overlooked, half the morning is absorbed in running up and down stairs, in washing hands, in talking of what is going to be done, and trying to recall what you were on the point of commencing. WE WILL BUY EXPERIENCE. If youth and experience could only go to- gether, what an all-conquering combination they would It is one of the saddest con- trad'ctions of this misfit world that the power to discriminate and to appreciate is apt to come too late. It is a curious trait in human nature that, although in science, and for that matter, all other impersonal matters connected with our lines, we are willing to aocept the knowledge that has been acquired before our time and draw our deductions from premises that others have evolved, in everything that concerns ourselves, and is, therefore, to us the most important, we refuse to be guided or take warning from the experiences of others. A SPLENDID ASSET. A sense of humour under adverse circum- stances is a most desirable possession. It is tho buoyant spirits that float on the stormy seas of trouble and in the end come saiely to port while the heavy-hearted and deepondent souls go under. A perception of the ridiculous is a panacea for many of the woes of existence, and whoever has this consolation is, whatever be the buffets of fortune, not whoUy comfortless. ECONOMICAL AND HEALTHY. The alternate day system for the wearing of clothing is fitrongly advocated by hygienic auth- orities, and the dangers of daily use urged strongly Out clothing, it is also advised. should, upon removal, be hung in a current of fresh air and thoroughly brushed. The practice of placing heavy woollen garments warm from the body and filled with the dust of the streets in closed cupboards is said to be most injurious to health. For shoes, as well as al other wash- able articles of apparel, a thorough airing every other day is advised as being both eco- nomical and healthful. THE WHEEL OF FASHION. Single-breasted coats for the spring termin- ate just below the hips. The sleeves of these are narrow, and the revers run to the waist. The coat gown is to have a special innings this spring. On numbers of smart hats a. cluster of big plumes rear themselves at the back. Bejewelled belts are quite a feature of some dolman-like wraps. Bell-like flowers of chiffon, many inches deep and rather lie ktassels, depend from ribbons on wraps. A wide rever of fur will be seen on a filmy indoor gown. Over dresses are cnught up, and draped into a straight back panel. Bi gbuokles covered with the dress material help much in the decoration of p gown. Caramel brown, in chiffon, veils many differ- ent colours. In cloak-capes light tan corduroy is found to be very effective. Big coloured hats with coloured flowers to match take wide black velvet for trimming. A crowd of gold cloth covered with black net appears on some very smart hats. Tailored costumes of black satin are follow- ing on the ooats of moire Bands of Persian embroidery are used as trimming, the bands fashioning small vests. Black silk fringe makes up some entire dresses —a delicate colouring being used for-the foun- dation. HUG YOUR HAPPINESS. Pay no attention to the woman who despises the small matters of life, which, like the min- utes that make the hours, and, in time, the days are all important in the plan of existence. They are astray in the view-point they take of life. if they are not actual pretenders, who possibly envy you your peace of mind and hapr- heart. It is not a raro thing to see a woman smile pityingly at the piece-of knittmg or iMewoik in a friend's hands, tellin £ ?, as though it were a matter to boast of, how she hates fancy work, etc., although the work in queet.ion may be a blanket for a. baby, or a lace collar for a child, destined to serve their purpose of use unci beauty for many years to come. If you are oocupied with small matters, and are happy, do not let anyone talk you out Of your happiness. WORK SCIENTIFICALLY. The business woman particularly needs to watch the signs of age. Her very business is apt to bring lines upon her before her time. So she needs to fight against them before it is too late. The woman who finds her shoulders getting round from handling heavy suits and coats, boxes or rolls of material should remember that ai! these things can be lifted in a scientific way, to throw the weigh* where it belongs, if she will poise her body properly. Physical culture will teach her this, or if she cannot take physical culture lessons, Let her put her own mind to the subject, and practise a bit in her daily work until she handles the things with which she labours, as an athlete does his aids for building up mufiole. The girl who sits at a desk need not bend her neck forward. Bend the whole body for- ward from the waist. Thus the head will not be out of its proper position on the shoulders. HINTS FOR THE HOME. To keep sandwiches fresh, wrap them in a clean cloth and put them in a clean fish kettle or any clean tin saucepan, and close l:d tightly, Another way is to put in a clean basin and stand in another basin of cold water and cover i close, keeping them in a cool place. Both well tried. Burns.—A simple home-made remedy for a severe burn is tha+ of a paste made of fresh | fat or oil and ordinary flour. This possesses the indisputable adtvrjtage of being easily pro- curable in any household at tho shortest notice, while it is wondejfuliy successful in relieving pain. A small enamel funnel is a cook's valuable friend. For instanoe. put the funnel into R pan of milk. There is no fear of the contend boiling over when you are busy doing things. The milk rises up the funnel tube and falls back into the pan again, saving waste of j milk and also that horrid smell that penetrates all over the house. Buttled Eggs, German Fashion.—Cut a slice from a larp-o. tin loaf, toast it, cut off the crust, butter it thickly, cut into four; put loz. of butter in the frying-pan, melt it; have ready two well-beaten egs,sM50n with salt, pep, and a teaspoonful each of minced shalt (or onion) and capers, add to the butter. Stir till the eggs are yellow and set, put on the squares of toast and send to table at once. A Good Ribbon Cake.—Beat 5oz. of sugar with ilb. of butter to a cream. Then add three eegs, 5oz. of flour, and one teaspoonful of bak- ing powder. Divide the mixture into three equal parts, colour one with cochineal, one with chocolate grated, and leave one its natural oolour. Bake in flat tins the same size; when cold arrange wit.h jam between; snrinkle top with castor tsucrar and cut in slices. This makes a pretty dish for children's parties. CAKES AND PUDDINGS.—No. 16. Sweet Sauce for use with Cakeoma. Puddings. 2 ozs. Butter. 1 dessertspoonful plain Flour. Half a pint of Milk. 2 or 3 tableepoonfuls of Sugar. Flavouring. METHOD. Mix the butter and flour smoothly and put it into an enamel-lined saucepan with the rriilk and sugar and flavouring (which may be a little grated rind of a lemon, nutmeg, or powdered cinnamon, etc., acoording to taste). Keep stir- ring one way over a sham fire, letting it boil for a minute or two. This makes the right quantity for one Cakeoma Pudding—see recipes in previous copies of this paper. Oatmeal Parkin recipe next week. Cakeoma is sold only in 3id. packets by Grocers and Stores everywhere.
DISFIGURING SCURF. My daughter had a kipd of scurf on her head last October. Then she had large patches over her face and neck which disfigured her and irritated very much. As I was afraid of it spreading all over her body, I took her to a physician at a hospital. He told me it was eczema. She was under the doctor for two months and in that time she did not improve in the least. I happened to learn of the wonders that Cuticura did and got a tin of Cuticura Ointment. By the time I used the first lot her face was beautiful and clear and since then she has not had the complaint return in the least. I can safely recommend j 1 'l;t:c;:r,i to anyone. Mrs. W. Grover, 463, I Lower Cokeham, Somting, nr. Wo"*hing, I Sussex, Englandj July 21, 1909, <:
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FOR THE YOUNG FOLKS. NORTH POLE MAN AND THE SOUTH POLE MAN. Said North Pole man to South Pole man, I "And how is the weather with you?" Said South Pole man to North Pole man, "There is something wrong with the dew. It ought to be wet, but it's frozen yet, And I don't know when it will thaw: My spirits are low, and I'm tired of snow, And the weather is chilly and raw. We both live alone in the Frigidy Zone, And I think it's a horrible plan, So one of these springs let us pack up our things, And visit the Equator man." "0. Equator man," said each Polar man, "We'd like to live alwa.ys in sun." To each Polar man, said the Equator man, "You'd very soon wish to run; You'll burn to the bone in the Torridy Zone, And it's never the place for you, For the sun's as hot as a boiling pot, And will roast you through and through." So North Pole man and South Pole man Both said, "That is good advice." They cling to the Poles, and the earth still rolls With the heat, the snow, and the ice. --(From "The Children's New Encylopsedia.") ACCOUNTING OF STOCK. Come here, little girl, come here, Your daddy has serious fears That no one took care, when combing your hair, To see what became of your car.. Why, bless me! I shouldn't have said There was one on each side of your head! But p' rape it is done that way for the fun Of hearing two secrets as easy as one! Come here, little girl, come here! Your daddy is anxious to see If that nose is in place on the front of your face Just where it's intended to be. Dear, dear, it's too round at the end! But that'll be easy to mnd- A little girl's nose grows jus* where it grows So it'll be easy to pinch, I suppose. Come here, little girl, come here! Your daddy with trouble is tossed. It's ages. since he has counted to see That none of your toes have been lost. Thank goodness There's ten of 'em here- There was no occasion for fear. But every one knows a little girl's toes Should all hurry with her wherever she goes. Come here, little girl, come here! And cure your poor daddy's aJarms. He rea'ly can't 6ay, from so faraway, If you've got the right number of arms. 1 What! No more than two? Is that right? I Let's sr-e if they're fastened in tight. Jiut wo Isr. bacV —and I'm specially glad l-be,y'n so well adjusted for hugging ycur dad! j —Burges Johnson (In Harpit'i Magajagft" f91 Inarch )
was stolen from me. I suppose this Noah Siddle has it?" "Yes," said Dodd, "and he is starting to ex- periment with it as soon as the two niggers I am waiting for have arrived. It is something so clmightv private, seems he can't trust his own iolk. He will be good and mad they ain't come, lor I was to return to-night, so as he could see them first thing in the morning. "What two niggers are they?" asked Mr. Hetherington; "does he know them?" "No, that's the idea, he wants perfect stran- gers, so as they won't gossip, and so as he can pack 'ern off again the moment he has done with them. Afraid of their talking, seemingly. He got some coloured minister down Kansas way to recommend 'em as honest and trust- worthy." "1\1r. Siddle seems to adopt many precau- tions," remarked Mr. Hetherington, "but no doubt he has his reasons. By the way, Mr. Dodd, when you are masquerading as a nigger, how did you manage to get such an admirably natural colour 7" "Ah, that is one of old Noah's inventions," replied Dodd, grinning; "he gave me a quart bottle of stuff, and you put a-bout a teaspoonful in a bath and wash yourself all over with it, and you come out as black and shiny as old Father Ham himself. The special beauty of it is that for all it looks so natural, a mere touch of soap and water washes it off at once." "Quite a remarkable colouring invention," observed Mr. Hetherington, who seemed quite interested; "have you any of it left?" "Oh, enough to turn fifty white men into as black niggers as ever camc out of Africa," an- swered Dodd. Why?" "Nothing, nothing." answered Mr. Hcther- mgton. "Now let us get to business how do you propose we should proceed to recover this paper Mr. Siddle has stolen from me?" "Blessed if I know," said Dodd. "it will be a tough job. He lives all alone on his farm, and there is not another place within seven miles, for he fixed on about the poorest bit of land east of the Rockies to build. Then he has foitv or fifty niggers living there, and they are devoted to him." Is it true there is something repulsive in his personal appearance?" asked Hugh. "No nose," answered Dodd brieflv. don't know about repulsive, but he ain't human looking." "Well, that doesn't matter," said Mr. Hefher- ington "how far is hi* farm from here?"' "Twelve miles rlir, other side of Athens," inlrton; "how far is hi* farm from "Twelve miles rlir, other side of Athens," answered Dodd. "Look out, here is a buggv i coming full ^In fact a ivier?• ws* approaching full speed, the driver reckless'; whipping his horse till the maddened creature bounded-down the trail like a thing' possfesoed. "That was Edtor Keene," said Dodd, as they all three looker' after this reckless driver. Old Death-on-n-.f.rreTF,1 M we call him. Likely he has just hea.>-J of ihe murder, and is hurry- ing back to gel Ii special edition of his paper." "What murder?" asked Hugh. (< '"A woman named IBrran." Dodd answered; "word ha,s just- come in that si 10 has been found on her place murdered. and no clue to who done it. Body burnt, so they say. and Bryan in town all the time. swulinrr whisky at one of the saloons. First murder done around her for long enough, so all the folks are mightv excited." "Ah. terrible 1" said Mr. Hetherington, who had not, however, travelled some thousands of miles to get excised about murders; there were plenty of thos? wnere he came from. "VYell, now I've in idea," he said. "What is it?" askod Dodd. indifferently, twisting his n,">3r1 to loot after Ec-ene driving furiously I1.wp.-r the nRrkness of the prairie and the night "Here is "V ;1'" Mr. Hetherington. speaking rath". and looking at Hugh "that you and jf;¡.1. take the place of these two negroes Hr SidcUr- is expecting, but who have not arrivd. and that, div rir-ed as them and in their place., we witness the experiment he is going make." "Good God muttered Dodd, shaken from head to fooi. 1;/ ? stroog shudder. "I never es- pected this." "Yon mean said Hugh, a good deai startled. "Quite so," tiaid Mr. Hetherington, "just so." "But VOIl are nol. black, you durned foel yoi; are not cried Dodd, lifting one with a wij-J j.ostuie. "If you 'for a negro," asJc Hetherington ("fY can't we?" "You don't VnOv what you are doim* vuo Dodd, very now, and looking at ik-iin sideways. "You say you have some of this colouring matter you spoke of?'* asked Mr. Hetherington coldly. "Half a bottle full," said Dodd: "as God shall judge me is half a bottle full." "There is noising to get so excited about," said Mr. Hetherinzton in a severe tone;, "a.nd no reason to use extravagant language." "What do you think of my plan, Hugh?" asked Mr. Hetherington. "Do you think it practicable?" said Hugh, addressing Dodd. "It can be done," said Dodd, "why not? i There is no difference but colour, that I know of. between a white man and a black man; only if you knew old Noah Siddle same way as I do. you would rather go and catch rat tie- snakes with your bare hands than meddle with him and his experiments." "Pooh 1" said Mr. Hetherington, "I am not afraid 0/ air. Siddle." said Dodd, "that is where we are different, you aud me." "It is quite probable," said Mr. Hethering- ton, "that I shall simply make him an offer of partnership, once I am convinced the process sxplained in that paper is practicable On the whole, such a course woulci have many advan- tages, but I do not intend to be cheated out of my just share in the matter—I treat others fairly, and I expect to be treated fairly my- self." "Spoken square," said Dodd, still looking at him sidewavs. As for Hugh, he said nothing. He had a helpless feeling, as though he still felt that a strong and unknown hand was guiding them, md that they must go whither it led But, at iny rate, this scheme would give him a chance jf seeing Eira again, and he longed to have iust one more glimpse of her, and he thought ;hat when he had seen her once more he would x satisfied. "Only suppose the two genuine niggers ar- rive to-morrow?" said Dodd. "What does that matter when we are here to- light?" returned Mr. Hetherington. "Then we must start at onoe," said Dodd, coking away from them down the trail; "we mght to get there to-night, you can have your iiath. and turn yourself into niggers right away; irst thing in the morning you can report to S'oah. If you really mean it, you had better vait here while I get the wagon and team, md we will start at once." Dodd walked away without another word, md Hugh looked at his uncle. "Is this wise, do you think?" he said. I "Why, of course," said Mr. Hetherington, vith his most obstinate look; "everything is vorking for us. Think of having the chance. 0 be present at such an experiment; then, when ve know how it has turned out, we shall know vhat action to take. We must not forget that he thing may be a failure." "Well, but began Hugh. "Not another word," exclaimed Mr. Hether- ngton, his face flushing; "I would not turn )8,ck now for—for anything." Hugh shrugged his shoulders, recognizing hat his uncle was in that mood of his in which le simply would not listen to argument or rea- on. "Well, what about Delia?" he asked. "One of us must return to the hotel and eave a note for her," said Mr. Hetherington. 'We shan't be away more than twenty-four tours." It was evident that his mind was fully made ip. His eyes sparkled, his cheeks were flush- ?d he was blind to everything save this dream hat he had of wealth beyond human imagin- ngs, f wealth and power past bounds and lim- t. Now and again Hugh heard him mutter ver to himself in a whisper, the words: "All he kingdoms of the world, and' the glory of hem." But Hugh thought only of Eira, and lothing either of the diamonds or of Delia >ven, for the great desire that he had, like a lunger and thirst, continued over many days, I, or just one more glimpse of Eira's face. "Besides," added Mr. Hetherington, always ertile of good reasons for any course he had ully decided to adopt, "there is that scoundrel 3oustead to think of. This way we give him he slip completely. What a mercy it was not le who met Dodd." "Well," said Hugh, "will you go back to the lotel, and leave the note for Delia, if I stay lere to wait for Dodd" Mr. Hetherington nodded, and went off, and 1 lugli was left alone with his thoughts. Strange | houghts they were, and strangely mingled—of » Delia, of diamonds manufactured at will, of liamonds of unheard-of size and lustre, of Eira, )f the pale face and the deep and strange dark j of how wonderful it was that here ,so far 1 iwav from their first meeting-place, he and she should be, as it seemed, on the point of meet- ng again. But as his thoughts turned to Eira, ;hey seemed to lose coherence, and to becotne )nly a dream, an intense longing, without form )r reason. It was Dodd who returned first, in a light wagon drawn by good horses. "Where is the old he asked sharply, peering through the gloom. "He has just gone to leave a messt.ge for wme .one," said Hugh; he will be back in 1 moment." Dodd grunted angrily, but said nothing, and Ln a minute or two Sir. Hetherington appeared. "Oh, there you are!" said Dodd roughly, "well, get in, if you like, but don't say I asked you." "Just lend me a hand, will you?" panted Mr. Hetherington, who had been hurrying. "No, I'll be —— if I do," cried Dodd, with a strange oath; "what you do, you do; but I'll not help you." • "You've been drinking, n/y man," said Mr. Hetherington sharply. "Why, so I have," said Dodd, and laughed over his shoulder. Mr. Hetherington made some angrv remark, and then climbed into the wagon, followed bv j Hugh. They settled th,:ns¿.3S beside i the miscellaneous collection c; dry; goods, hardware, tjJâ. had pur- chased for the Siddle farm ccim-;ijx.ity while he had been in town; and then Dodd turned j and looked at them, epeoking directly to them, ( and dropping, this time, his new habit of ad- dressing them over his shoulder and looking at them sideways. "You must do as you like," he said, "but if you were wise, you would jump out here, and run for your lives, for I don't know where this business will end, and you don't neither." "Drive on, drive on, my good man," said Mr. Hetherington impatiently, and Dodo turned and whipped his team into a sharp while in the darkness it seemed to Hugh hp could see Eira's pale face, watching them with horror in her eyes at what they did. (To be continued.)