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I iii i II II I I I I I , I ii ~eeoe eeeeoo~o~ eoe ne~"~ ~ eooQ ooee 6eeoeoooeoooe OO@O teoeo .... ..... . ........... ............. der side of the parcel. I felt some~ thing strange. I looked. There, slip- ped under the rubber bands were two cards, each holding a set of cuff links m~!,~ih/U~ti ~ o~ t~ tth:S~endid~l1 and shirtwaist buttons. They w6",e ex- pensive ones, too. When I' ~ot my r i breath I started and Just ran back to that Jewelry counter and almost threw "Well, it's hard to keep track of such a small sum in one's purse," was the rejoinder the sarcastic young woman in the Morris chair made. The pensslve girl's nose wrinkled in disdain. "It was this way," she ex- plained. "I was coming home with ~one of the latest novels my friend on the north side ~~had lent me. The book I carried was brand new and I was going through a department store and happened to stop and look at some books in the book department. , It was then I thought of it. They are always on the lookout for shop- lifters, you know. and it suddenly occurred to me that ILl// , it was qulte likely I would feel. the heavy hand of a house detective on my shoulder, and I walked out of the store. In fact, I didn't quite see how a detec- tive who was doing his duty could avoid nabbing me. There I was loiter- lug around the books and intending to walk away with a brand-new, un- wrapped novel under my arm. What grounds wou~d the detective have for believing I hadn't stolen it? I de- cided to remonstrate gently but firmly with him. He would scoff, Thereupon I would c~nsept to be led away. 1 would demand being taken to the man- ager. I would state my case *~) him in a quiet, ladylike, haughty manner which would cow him, so differ~nt would it he from the Usua| hystericali threats of the real shop~llfters. He~ would be convinced and apologize and hope it wag all rigkL Then I would emile frostily and make no move to- ward going. 'Oh, no,' I would say, "it Is not all righL You know perfectly well what a box you and your bright detective have got yourselves into. I have a good damage case against this store and I intend to put it in the hands of my lawyer. Either that an~t the annoying publicity for you or you sit down and sign a check for a thou- sand dollars and hand it to me." Of course he would be glad to get out of it ior a paltry thousand and thea I would depart, planning a summer trip to Europe." The fascinated audienr~ was listen- Ing breathlessly. The pensive girl drew a long, long sigh. "But the horrid house detec- tive let me walk out right under his nose and I flashed the book in hie very face. I could have hit him I was so mad." "It was a shame!" sympathized the listening" chorus. "I did shoplift once." the young woman with the reputation for pain- ful honestly broke the silence. Every- body said, "What!" and sat up. She shuddered. "It was this way. It gives me cold creeps yet when I think what might have 'happened to me. I was buying some ch~4) stlOk- pizm at th~ lmr~ent ~re and had laid down ell the ~-fllled trays on the coil!tit a pa~ I ~d which was festeaed tW# erou]riso rubber basle. Whllt my ~ins and change ease I picked up my "package and s~untered out. I walked a block and was wait- ink on the corner for my street car the cards at the clerk, as I explained how I had accidentally walked off with them. I had chills all the way home. If a floorwalker or detective had no- ticed them as I was leaving the first time he'd have put me in the police station sure as fate. There would have been abso- lutely no way of proving I h~dn't intentionally taken them. At the best, the firm would have let me go with a solemn warning never to do it again. And I knew I'd have been a thief from that day in spite of myself, just to carry out their set idea of me. Sort of hypnotic ef- fect, you know." "H'mt" commented the sarcastic gtrl. "The moral we draw from these harrowing experiences, young women, In regard to shopping, Is---don'L Be- sides, think of all the things you can bwy with the money you save!"~Chi- cage News. OUR SWI2AT SYSTEM. Bning Of Glands Contained in the ]~Ja- xnan Body It may be interesting to know that one perspires more on the right side of the body than on the lefL and that the skin of the palm of the hand ex- cretes four and a half times as much proportionately to the surface as the skin of the back, The pores in the ridges o~ the palm number as many as 8,04)0 to ~he square inch. They are scarcest on the ba~k, where there are only 400 to the square inch. These pores are not sin~ple toles or perfora- tions in the hide, as some imagine, hut are little pockets lined with the same ~pithellum or pavement stuff that cov- ers the external of the body. They run straight down into the deepest structure of the skin, and there" they kink up and coil around till they look Like a fishing line that has been thrown down wet. Inclosed in this knot are little. veins that leak the perspiration through the walls of the tube. and it wells up to the surface of the skin. It is estimated that the average-sized man has 7,000,000 of these sweat glands, aggregating twenty-sight miles of tubing. Think of it! Twenty-eight ntles if all those tiny tubes could be straightened out and put end to end! These figures, wonderful though they may seem, are on the very best medi- cal authority, says a writer in AJns- ,ee's. They are the figures of men who have given their lives to the study of this subject. But still, if they seem too large for you, there IS Just as Sped medical authority for tlle statement that there are 2.400,000 sweat glands on the human body, each one-fifteenth of an lnqh long, and that their aggre- gate length is two miles and a half! Think of it! "Pwo miles and a haKl If you object to that, too, I have the very best authority for the statement that they axe one-quarter of an inch long and agg~'egate more than nine miles, or I can figure It for you at seven ~lles or twelve mile~-Take your pick. Our motto is: "We aim to please. If one figure suits you more than another, it's yours. We can imb- etantiate it by the very best medical authority." I find only one figure, however, for the amount of liquid secreted by the skin of an average person in a year. though it is evident that the quantity must vary greatly, sccordtng as the person works in an ]oehouee or rides a bicycle up-hilL From the avm'age person in a year's time there oozes through the pores of the sk/n I,II00 pounds of water. The exact length Of our year iS M~ d~, 6 hours, 13 min-~ and 48.6 ends. The Bests are very fond of graham bread. Mrs. Best is a New Englander, and natural 1 y knows good bak- ing. She knew or thought she knew what it tasted like, also; ,but since the advent of a new, green girl her opin- ion has changed, says writer in Chi- cago News Record. When Huldah, the new glrl, came Mrs. Best labored indus- triously teaching her the family ways. and on Friday. the regular baking day, set her to making a graham batch. All went well until the doorbell rang and callers were an- nounced. Mrs. Best went in to receive them and left Huldah to finish mix- ing the bread according to minute in- structions. After the guests' departure Mrs. Best returned anxiously to the kitchen, but Huldah had the mixing all done and set away to rise. Late in the after- noon Mrs. Best went to see how the loaves looked before they went into the oven. Huldah removed the cloth and revealed four oblong pieces of sponge that resembled half-worked putty. Mrs. Best frowned in a dubious fashion and remarked that they looked queer. Huldah looked innocent and replied that she "hal done yust wet missus tael her." Mrs. Best told her to set them nearer the heat in~ ease . ,~.-~ -~ they should take a notion to rise fm~ thor, but at the end of another hour they still had a discouraged look, an4 Huldah put them into the oven. th~nglth the cheerful perversity of s inanimate they came out look- ing beautifully crips and light and Mrs. Best began to think herself de- co|red. The bread was serves and heartily partaken of, though every one agres.d It had an odd taste, anti occasionally a gritty section would startle them into a firmer suspicion that something was really amiss. Nev- ertheless Huldah stoutly~ declared she had followed the recipe to the letter. As the bread grew older the gritty substances became more pronounced and Mrs. Best be- gsa investigating in earnest. "Huldah, what did you put into that bread?" she asked. "Ay poet sugar, butter, salt, yeast and flour," "Is that all?" "Wael, ay poet in two kines flour." "What kinds?" "Gr a,ham ~a' whaite flour," "Why,did you do that?" "Ay not hal hUff graham, so poet in leslie whaite." 'Show me the flour you put i~" Huldah brought out the flour in a yerlow paper sack, Mrs. Best gave a gasp and hurried Huldah out to the garbage box with her apron full of bread. The flour Huldah had used was wh~, a sub~tance used for polishing silver, ~.r~i~ a Girl. l~es8 for a girl of 15 or 14, the mate- rtal a soft wh/~ silk pith a ll~s eprlgKed desl g n, while for trimmin~ palest green velvet~ ribbon is threads& in and out of hands of lace insertion, both on the bodice and skirt, the little square cut yoke of transparent lace being finished oJ~ ~at each coiner wltk a rosette of velvet caught in with a diamond buckle. Wanted to J~Jaike H~nde. The week of prayer has had one fun- ny incident so far at Union City, says the Philadelphia Times. Jess. a PUg dog pet of T. R. Smoot. is respomsible for it, Jes~ frequently goes to church with her mistress and among other accomplishments she has been taught the trick o~ sitting up and shaking hands, ~eSs and her mistress were in church, and the dog promptly curled up and went to sleep, She was, awak- ene~ bY the, mi~s~;er, who was JUSt eloel~ his sermon with a beautiful peroration, and b~sought those who would flee from the wr~th to eeme uP and give him their hand. No one re- Sponded, he repeated the invitation. ,'Come a~ong," he pleaded. "Oome uD and give me 'your hand." Thinking the invitation was intended for her, ~ess Jumped off the bench on which she was sitting, trotted down the aisle and, reaching the minister, stopped in front of him, raised herself on her haunches and extended her paw, The man of God took~ no notice of the dog hut nearly every other person in the house did, and the solmen and sublime gave place to the laughable and ridicu- lous. Seeing that nobody was going to shake h~mds with her, Jess, very much disgusted, trotted back to her seat, Buim~ Ms~.~ to OM~. There is hardly anything In the way of altering the face of the earth that the landscape gardener cannot carry. out successfully, and any cue who cares for a section of the Atps in his back garden has only to order it. The much-admired ruins at Virginia Wa- ter, which many people think are genu- ine, were all carefully placed in Posi- tion by a firm of landscape gardeners, and there is in Shropshire a model of~ the world-renowned falls of Gelsbach. water and all, which owes Its Presence to the same art, while in Hertford- shire ~ a Noman castl~ in a most or- thodox state of ruin, but built by a 8usaex firm, Cliffs can be and have t~mn nmAe, and a lake with a few is- lands or a babbling stream are qult~ ~easF tasks. A~bestos ]~lnfnl~ In Canada are a number of mines where asbestos is produced, and one of the largest of tlfese is near Sher- brooke, in Ontario. The serpentine rock is mined in open quarries, and after it has been carried ito the surface, that bearing the asbest~s Is separated from the barren material by hand, picking. At a sobbing house the lon~ fibered asbestos is knocked off from the ~erpentine by hand if the veins are more than three-quarters o~ an inch thick, but in the smaller pieces this separation is made by machinery. Tunne/ Under ]~OY~I ]Pal~ee. ~lthin a few weeks the tunnel un- der the royal palace of the quirlna~ at Rome wil~ be completed. It will ]place the older part of the eternal clt,v in direct and level communication with that new quarter of Rome erected since 1870, o~ond the qulrinal. It is to be brtli!~y lighted by electricity and will ,be~:carefutly watched,~.'by the po- lic~.~Who are in dread lest it mlght ~erve Some anarchist plot to blow up the palace" above. ' The largest mosquitoes in the @or/d ~e ~ouadtn the arctl~ re~lon~. THE T*ROI/ BLE I.N ,.VPAI. . RALDO DE MADRID . ca4e 4..~6 THIS MAP SHOWS THE CITIES IN SPAIN WHERE RIOTS ARE MOST SERIOUS. The riots arose in an anti-Carlist General Weyler has established a rigid Spain is at present in worse shape an~ iemonstration, caused by the marriage press censorship. E1 Heraldo has been facing a graver cr)sis than at any time ~f the Princess of Asturlas with a suppressed, with many other papers, in her history, not excepting the pc- ~an of supposedly Carlist sympathies. For all that, the news leaks out that riod of the Spauish-American war. [r t place of" Abraham. Ieay whether he would be eligible for membership, but he very earefUllYout. lines his plan, as follows: The birthplace of Abraham is to be teeters known. This strt~gture, wlllch ~[ug up, and the work of exeavatlon is built in a series of rectangular Somethlng is certainly due to the sill be begun within a few weeks at stages, like the famous Tower of Babel, husbands of women who are constant- ly in the public eye. It is unfair to Ur, from which city the great ancestor with a flight of broad steps running up ~f the Hebrews originally set out, with the outside, once supported the temple them that all the glory that is lying his family and relations, on the way to of the Moon God--a lane which for around loose should be hoarded by, Palestine. A flood of light is expected more than 3,000 years was the center their better halves. Iu many lneta~ess ~o be thrown upon early narratives of of moon worship in Assyria. The Moon they have towork hard to support their 9euesis by the expedition organized God was a great divinity anciently in wives, and the accumulation of glory ~or the purpose, which is led by Dr. that part of the world, and exerted a merely adds to ths bu~en, Jut a ~dgar J. Banks and backed by the powerful influence over the minds of plain woman is worthy of any man's P,~oyai University of Breslau, Germany. the people. Indeed, the tower was effort, but a woman wrapped up in the.ancient city is represented ~t pres- hardly more than an immense altar, the self-Importance that usually ace ~nt by a group of mounds, the most and the adoration of Sin, the lunar companies fame is nothing short of a ~onspieuous feature of which is the re- deity, was so profound that his name terrible load, and as some slight roe- mains of a gigantic pyramidal tower, has survived in Sinai th~ "Mountain espouse for his labors in her behalf regarded by Assyriologlsts as the most of the Moon God in Palestine, as it is the husband should have a little of Perfect specimen of Babylonian archi- celled, the glory shed upon him~at least ~_ enough to let the public know that ' re '-- '-- ' ..... " -- "--~ ~ -- -- ........ -- .... such a man exists. To this end I think a Reflected Glory club should be or- ganized, and it seems to me it would be quite appropriate to make Mr, Wll- helmina of Holland the president of It, with either Mr. Ella Wheeler Wil- cox or Mr. Charlotte Perkins Stetson as vice president. They are all estim- able ~d a~0mgll~hed gentlemen, I believe, but in the language of, the day they do not seem to "cut much Ice" just at presenL Among the charter members I would include Mr. Alice 'Bhtckwell Stone, Mr. Carrie Chapman Catt, Mr. Mary Elizabeth Lease and Mr. ~arrie Nation. No doubt some of your readers wilI be able to suggest others who should be included in the list, gnd I think you would confer a lasting boon ~p~n same very deserv- ing men if you would give a little space to those who are entitled to a~ place on the roster of the club, 1Y I. think of any others I certain~y shall~ send in the n~mes as a mere matter o~' justice to them. Labor Con~. i Oppre~ri~de The killing of a negro farm laborer~ in South Carolina has brought to light, a~ OPpressive iorm of l~bor contract in' use in at leutone county, under whicki negroes are practically held In al&vezT. The al~eement which ignorant bla~i ar~ induced to sign gives to ~he em,~ player the power of imprisonment and! the right to sell the services of the~ signers to third partie~. In aecordanCei with this kind of 0ontrac~ negroes areII con,fined in stockades to keep thegn tot the fulfillment of their s~re~e~t~, a~d~ are treated like co~vlcts. The kflii~ of one of the 'victlmz, apparently fo~i trying to escape from a stockade, has, aroused a Columbia JUdge to aitacki this System, and in his charge to the grand JUrY he denoUnces it as wors~ than s~avery. The unrellabHltF ~ n~ la~ will probably account in large part far the creation of this illegal contract.system. ~--"-------"---------- Farmers in the south cannot depend Za/f[more Jt~[y~ferF. where she had no money. Then sha always upon their colored employea to The case of Miss Frances Casparl, was arrested, tried first upon the ques- wOrk continuously through a season. who was recently tried in Baltimore lion of sanity, and found sane, t]~m The negro does not take his rekponsi- upon the charge of obtaining money upon the legal charge and found guilty, bllities~as seriously as the white I~ta~ under false pretenses, involves a rays- The mystery of the case is, first, does, lie is often known to weary of tory which Hawthorne would have that Miss Caspaxi is a woman of lrre- h~ task at the most critical time in liked to analyze and Conan Doyle's proachable character and of decided in- the~ gathering of crops and to go o~ friend, Sherlock Holmes, might well tellectual ability, She insists upoR it and~ seek amusement While the cotton return to earth to unravel, that the Leaflet association will make or tobacco perishes through neglect. Miss Ca~pari has been principal of a the deficiency gOod, even when con- Southern employers of labor say it is,' public sehoo~ in Baltimore, a promi- fronted with proof there is no such necessary to have a rigid contract of nent church worker, and secretary to a~zociation. She will not say where some kind in order to keep colored la- the pastor of one of the leading Uni- the money was invested or by whom. borers from defaulting ~n their agree- tarian churches in that city. During She has not used the money herself, merits. This is undoubtedly the exo her service in the latter capacity sh~ has none of it In her possession, and euse which the South Carolina plant secured sums of money from the mem- it cannot be found that she has been ere will give for their oppressive liVe- bets, until the total reached $180,000, benefited a cent's worth by her work, tern. upon the assurance that the money Yet still she insists there is such an .... would go to the Leaflet association of organization and that it will pay in Westbrook seminary, a Universalist New York, which would pay the Inves-. time, while saying she knows no one school at Portland, Me., has reeel~ted a tors a dividend of from 8 to 10 per connected with it and nothing about it. legacy of $10,000 from the estate of cent. Such confidence was reposed in Her own counsel is as much in. the Miss Euniee A. Niles Of North Jay, Miss Casparl that n~ost of the men- dark as any one else, and hi~theory is The legacy is divided into two funds o~ bers advanced the~money without ques- that she is the tool of some stronger- $5,000 each; the income of one is to be tion. not even asking for a receipt, minded person, upou whose strggeStlon used by the trustees as they think best, For a time some dividends were pa/d, she has acted. It is apparent that Miss and the income of the other is to be but when they ceased inv~estors grew Caspari either ts much shrewder than used ,in aiding worthy and needy stu- Suspicious and made an investigation, the ordinary criminal or that she has dents. The latter fund is to be known They found there was no such associa- been the victim of hypnotic suggestion, as the Euniee A. Niles fund. tion and demanded a settlement, with Which? the result that Miss Caspari was, un- ' An Indian skeleton was found In able to make good about one-half the ~q)le~rt~d Glorjr C/ab. New York recently by, workmen ~m- amount invested, and that many of the The suggestion that it is time to or- gaged in/digging the new aubWe~'. cheeks were found to be worthless, be. ganisea Reflected Glory "club comes Close beside the skull were foulld lug either forged or drawn upon banks from a Chicago men. He neglects to pipes and a tomahawk, #