05 Royal artillery hacked him with a shrieking flight of shrapnel, which whistled for a moment overhead, then burst over the Boer lines aqusrter of a mile away in a shower of bullets for a moment quelled the storm that DVGHEMJN around him. He reached the wounded man. lifted hitn on his back ami returned step by tep to where Trumpeter Pipes lay he was promptly thiU hidden Feather The trumpeter gave him a faint rk days it was the is 'Braco'' as he staggered and fell wrh of the more hardy recr'ults to take him his burden into the kindly sl.tller of aside solemnly and requot the senict the roc k of three-penc- e i three fai things wort That was Wbijg ('eather's reward of white feathers 'Any morsel O On hill ftid British com"iTu w u ur nil mander shut his field glasses with a used and uiaf ,drrat h-Twwehted to hiuk it Kiltie ceremouL-- .. tbe OO run Ha. el , ihce.Afld gef ihcne mn in from behind tnse biwhleis be said to his aid. 'and bring me taat nan's dame.. If be is alive, tell h'ra ed that I saw It all and tbat I'm g ilrg riding to recommend him for the crcxs Never at W 1 e aw a finer show of Are discipline tn Feather whs a quiet -- wul 'iuoffeui.v added the commander ti my life' fellow, deoid of the hnpudeue anl. himself as huaid tailored. off. bad manners peculiar to recruits uftF Whit .Feather's ryes glistened as h lespectful und helpful to his seniots, rcueived the nwsrsga and heard the The seigeant instiuctoi, too, after a cheer that swept along the flies' as timWook a fancy twdiis tmiM iec ui . he was garnCT in teach him U look f shall that eomms Perhaps net' Mint, liTif hands aion after alt lie get mew fo keep h said to himself, down and his head up then she will think moie of me!" ' 'Tie made srfiart eau'aTrymen out o' bigger duffers than you, he used 1 Perhaps it was Justjsn'ell tha( ha remark- .eiieournginglA aa he ilc.el died five minutes Inter th faHhfijt White Feathers horse into a cantr, of a goddess of day. worshiper and Ill make a rider o you, or Hl Forsahlng all Others - j' - By AMELIA few soft curls are draws, 'and effect with some types of faces Is tt & ro K ''"DMra and with uunite or byjnornii3c nHif JVIij never be renewed sne was thiough wunTt-nrT- nn uwir ftdSsjSffAiS: was qll a miitaki? he said of 3j6& Torrther they would take up JdFJnCi.Ole ,Jlel -- J sms "rbar!p,vg VsS t LfiafdVtliVrefc ile gal huL- loo as ItttlOlli , - - keep-clow- j- 1 -- exi,rvttt o' i .Tel A,y quiuHy'jW .from parture slightly fiubled hers. He7'beaii(y mm Vasily made her the otlal circle, and hav- - bttetfk' ymirAfk f'WhJtje tf'eathers .' . centerbeenbf altidewfiay;-fiioTHRIFTY FEMAkES. ty pitas ncikyemhS oVliihrken Ye tale to b shut Sing M W.! now them 'instruct mecTtlmt ,r 'she sergeant so the 'enjoyed presu tires lbng Tl.srdr. "PST 'with gloved fulfilled Ms --Word. tloDfl for W OIUeDi tn a i.eiliierlng happy present the hang One thrifty woman who had watched past became to her a dream, and after dog look of suppressed terror with the vegetables -- andg half a day which he had Ken accustomed the arrival of her first child, by ky at her grocers, and "which wer t. 1 2 one. school (6, and (he riding forgotten acquire a dead loss to him, proposed that they . wag sold, the easy swagger of a cavtdtypiln. His enter The Into an atraqgorpqnt ift th Tip. before1 the d he hour and jong years passed agln belong 1 tore whereby she should preserve and it- saw Harvey. In the VsteWoWi matr counter, developed uhderBeahhy trainpickle hia lentlre surplus, either for with stooping shoulders' felfe' found It ing. fYesh air and insuch r exercise pay' or upon 'commission, in the hand FcatheFs mv White helped development, regularcase by pane difficult to recognise he furnishing the sugar and latter but which had been sadly retarded by tbe r,u e aome boy. .He was onls forty.,There splees. Another. woman, with sharp, n which in hard withim. atmosphere heavy, life had gone business "Instincts' Watcher's 'wife, feeST" at home, he had'Uved. Hfs nerves acquired tone, made were many mouths to up soup stock, and foind a ready 1 and all Helen's thrift could not make aqd he learned to take a tumble now sale for It overworked house-- , work to ol the of and then as a matter course .and than ...one dollar ! Still knew but keepers. another, Arabia carbine without shutting his one thing thoroughly, who "? and tbat was 4. of and the at explosion blanching Long ago Gladys had wholly forgot- eyes cookery, called every morning at gotten her grievances, tut not the af- the cartridge. tain physicians offices and formed a list Blow if to he shapeIsnt sacrificed me, going fection for which she bad VJ pKtykUed; serlast! quoth the so much. Even now,' though shejiad Into i To these families she offered to come instructor. her Jewed geant sons she of her own, rl; rinany every day for ,ea tour or. preThen a great blow .fell upon him. He pare in theft oWh hemes mutton Itow, unfortunate boy too well to allow him V't to gfldure aiythfng' approaching, prl-- v cecelved one morning a,-- letter from beef extract; chicken Jelly, panada, ration, and with her husbands assist- tbe girl to tell him that shejiad given, Jnfels, 'TruH ttffi iherb drinks, wine ance, secured to Harvey an annuity him up In favor fat a shopwalker whoi whey, custard,' etcT, furnishing her sufficient to place hint and his family had expectations of being set Up in &Wr,U?a&Je Xtl business by his father., Shq.admHW!J cles could be well above need. Phebe, an old at restaurants or bought an then, grumbled when the news that she had adored soldiers and that womens exchanges. Some women are was enter the she was told her; but really she had caused him to, specialists In one branch, such as pleased; even her anger could not en- army for her sake.' But . she .Kandkerchief lamp-shad- b embroidering, dure forever. And Harvey had been omitted to state that the soldiers she fan painting, feather making, adored were soldiers who possessed the curling, glove hey boy as well as Gladys. cleaning, and the like, v So all were tn their Way, happy and Queens commission and who wore or can make beautiful neck scarfs, or ' a worsted Instead of stripe. eontent all hut one. It Is hard for stars launder fine lacea. Such can eaM,y ' If poor White Feather was a physi- make their specialty pay, some by the the covetous soul to come near to fortune yet never grasp It; and even cal coward, he was a moral hero. There aid of friends, some by the patronage when better days had dawned, and is no chance of a display of feeling In of dealers in such goods, some by a want was forever set at hay, the bit- a barrack room so, like tbe Spartan house to house canvass made by themter knowledge that she had doomed boy of old, he hugged hia trouble to selves. A young girl in one of tbe larga her husband to a struggle with pov- him, slipping the cheap little engageastern cities was recently puxzled by erty that robbed him of youth and ment riag with which he had sealed findlrg herself left almost helpless and hope and ambition was with Helen bis troth into his pocket without a homeless, with no talent in any one Atherton all the days of her life. sign beyond tbe twitching of his white direction. There was but one thiag of (The End.) lips. Then he lit his pipe with the which she never tired, and that was letter, not out of contempt, but because of children, all of whom seemed to there is little privacy accorded in the adore her; so this young girl went out correspondence that comes to the bar- at so much an hour to amuse sick snd rack room, and a private soldier is not Irritable children. Many a worn-ou- t provided with a desk wherein to keep mother found her presence a most o:o:o;o:o:o:o:o:o;o. his faded flowers and other sentimen- grateful repose. She was 'indefatigable There Is no need to mention the tal tokens of the past. In Inventing new games and perfecting The blow was a very heavy one, for old ones, and her naturally retentive name of his regiment here. That Is a secret that belongs to the army alone White Feather was without the worldmemory came also to her aid as a Suffice It to say that his comrades are ly knowledge tbat should have told story-telle- r. It Is the woman who takes him long since thathe had fixed his advantage of opportunities, the woman proud of his name. He should neyer have entered the affections upon a vulgar, selfish and who cah plan as well as exectrt, whom army at all, much less a bard tiding brainless flirt, and he still believed in the world wants and for whom tt will her. cavalry regiment which had a reputapush Its ranks apart to make place. For her sake he had learned to overtion to sustain by a yearly tribute of come his physical cowardice. He had broken necks and collar bones. 'V. GHOST SHIP. His proper vocation was that of a dreamed of a possible commission in in had the and dim the future TmmI had rejoiced be linen drapers assistant, and 8petrml Ten Oat To R filled that occupation very satisfactory recently acquired promotion as a step Phenomenon. till one evil day be had fallen in love toward her. .The Americans clipper ship Luzon, For her sake, too. he received the from the Hawaiian islands with a with a girl, a silly, shallow girl, at . whom no practical man or boy would news cheerfully when the word passed full cargo of sugar, .had a strange - have taken a second look. through the barracks that the after rounding the horn. was ordered to .South Africa to When off the barren Staten land. In He adored her, and she adored soldiers. In their walks abroad she would meet the Boers. He knew that he was good weather, and with scarcely any direct his steps toward the Horse by, nature a coward, hut for the mem- sea on, the lookout reported a sail. It guards or Wellington barracks, that ory of her he swore an oath to him- was about an hour before sunset. Alshe might gate in admiration at the self to do his duty without sparing though the Luzon was almost becalmfine, strapping soldiers who were to himself 'In the coming fight ed, the veesel sighted was under close-reefbe seen there, and every time she topsails. This made the Luzons - plnchedfet arm And exclaimed: Oh, "Look ere, old chap, we a!n!t going mate think a storm was bearing down on hinLaadJie speedily shortened Jack, look at that'lovely soldier! his to call you White Feather no more! heart gave him. a, pang at the thought said Trumpeter Pipes as they lay to- sail. Rapidly cam,near-e- r, that he was only a drapers assistant, gether behind the shelter of a large and It could be seen that she was with nothing in common with the bowlder, against the face of which the partially dismasted forward In the military hut the handling of red cloth! Boer bullets were pattering like a meantimeTi6wr?&t7the expected squall He was a dreamer by nature, and fall-- - heavy jain. did not make its advent The strange In full sight of the whole army their ship passed' so close that It seemed as ing in love did not lessen his weakness in this direction. Dreaming is squadron baf crossed the Boer 1front though a biscuit might be thrown on Still her crew paid not the pardonable in a poet, but an unpardon- amid a hail of bullets which had board able crime in a linen drapers assistbrought 20 men to earth. attention to the Luzon. On slightest White Feathers horse had been shot the latter consternation prevailed. The ant, and as be stood at his counter his mind was far awajr from his work. In- under him, and, at the risk of his life, appearance of the storm-tosse- d vessel stead of listening to the Forward!" he had carried the wounded trumpeter was so uncanny that the Luzonf men He were beside themselves with terror. of the shopwalker he could only hear into the shelter of the bowlders. word of command and was unhurt, but trembled In every limb Not until Jf dawned the shdrt-fiun- g upon Capt. Park the blare of the bugles tbat sounded from fear and great exertion. that the other ship was a part of the From between two bowlders he phenomenon known as the fata morthrough his dreams; wherefore it was not long before he came into conflict peeped out and saw, aralij the bodies gana, where a vessel is reflected a with his practical chief. A few sharp of men and horses that littered the great distance, could fe restore any'words passed, - He threw up in three plain, a wounded man crawling on his thing like order among the men. The seconds s position it had taken six hands abd knees amid a spatter of mosLJremarkable feature of tbe Inciyears of hard, unremitting labor to at- bullets tbat were kicking puffs of dust dent developed three weeks later. from the dry 'earth all around him. tain. Then he enlisted. When tbe Luzon was nearing the It was his captain. He gained his title on bis first disequator she passed the Russian ship White Feather watched him tor a Komisafoff, bound south, and her men play la the riding school, where, after a short ride on thaneck of the riding moment; . then he saw him atop and had no difficulty In Identifying bet . master's pet buck Jumper, he turned lie down on his side despairingly. He with the mirage they had witnessed She had the same distinctive lines, and, deathly pale and cried aloud that he could crawl no more. I will, for her sake! He murmured sure enough, her foremast bad bees might be allowed to dismount The horse at once gratified his desire between his clenched teeth, and, Vising broken off close to the foretop, a Jury-mas- t by throwing him on to the tan'where from the shelter of the rock, he faced taking the place of the missing In every limb, much the hail of death that pattered to the Spar. She bad-betrembling he reflected at least lay ' to the diversion of a couple of rough earth around him. . 1,000 miles, and the storm which the i As he walked Into the open a faint Luzons men bad observed bad probriders who were standing by. They were quick to Inforifi, their respective cheer reached .hie ears front tbe Brit- ably wrought the damage. Philadelfifftladrona, and, his former occupation ish troopelbalf a mile behind him. The phia North American 1 JigBJiCX.4pe, ln thiidb-iJpjthVsIiis- PraiiUJjt-hfi4teganaa.lQgJJ- ie fruit-rottjn- ciost-contracte- w-- s gas-lade- A WhtpknS nnat sp-w- 0U ou dancing t unling ely little of tiie time except -- he had bagged for furgheness gained 1W buufhe AA reUjKns HOMES. WHEN -- lit u n i engaged in You dance 3 imnn ally rest on ll,1T toes anyway j f In taking the dance p and the high ,, i. ()f your slip- ate very sutt-- , aK Tbe pointed toe and tilth heel , alioald be doutud ,, onh when one to . the i en ing at home t to the theater or tp take a ,m,. other enteit untn it ami in purchas11 V, t , ln-en- , i i if o, i are bllO'lld be ing tl-- i taken to Lm Hum s till lenliy long ille foot st tl it tin vnl t in j, Ahall tail .u ex ti UtoVlgJlj place 14 tie st i.,n of thifshtW. The plnc o( iln hue joy see, -- He then taeieh a n effect iotlaely out-sl- d the ' As ihe World ex- cellent. Floral decorations for the evening coiffure may be worn on either side of the head. This style, however, does not suit all faces, says tbe Even, ing Star. Tbe very latest design tn costs Is that known as tne Louis Qulnxe. It Is mae of flowered silk, with velvet revere snd elbow sleeves supplied with moussquetalre cuffs. The little garments are really very pretty, especially when slipped on over a soft white . gow-nThe back of the coat has two small plalta. while the front Is basqued, cutaway style. If you wUh to be ultra fashionable, supply yourself with a tucked glace bolero and skirt. Any bodice may be worn with them. The best coats lot all occasions a.ie now made of the glaci Iacw-collasilk, and ate very'miTcti'trtlnntotl. are thrown over the Bilk ones, and thus richness hnd varirty' of effects are achieved. 'Rc'Vol'Vef Ch TuK of Cerntfall. It is announced rs rrtTHFB sTimirNa. Is used for decorating, pique or cotton canvas gowns rink pique, feather stlti hed with very dark blue.' Taffeta sash tied between shoulders St the batk and lacing in front' Collar of of tu g( m i ail contour of the foot. Arabian lace. The collar of lice Is ' 1 ' If orie lam not tunny cents In hts In ktis must m ike up the deficiency poi by hacii.g a gnat deal of Beose in his ed, and jf you OqnOtAffoid enough kboeswo i lint for the ilforeui. occasions UiQenir-6.eoato- le way to do is to purchase about two palm, whu.li tVmubly suited to cls ,of iharaBe, even at the satrfflee of a liflleUadntlness The great fad for the coming sefisfon will be the half-toshoe. It presents n effect that reminds one of tbe footwear of the puiitan maiden. The extremes In walking shoes are, aaI bays suggested, en Imitation of tbe mens footwear, but In somewhat lighter materials. Tanned shoe have gene put of the completely, dress 'shoes ar usual mateilals soft patent kid, A very, pretty leather, ckjth tops.-etc- . little tie, not necessarily an oxford, Is a low, pointed shoe Tac4 rwfftjh vfirle-gate- d Mortis. - ' Tibbous Jfr 1 w, dn that w 4 amu-luiLwec- n -- the-neq- p aemi-oificial- ly the Duke of Cornwall, son of the English King and heir to the throne of Great Britain, will not come to the United States. He wouid like to come very much ludeed and to study at closer range the men who are causing hU native land so much trouble. But he Is afraid that the Americans will not receive him respectfully. HU ldcS of a proper reception in New York would involve official recognition of his superiority, based on The fact that his father spent more of a worthless life than fifty, jr-gambling and waiting for a place that he ought never to have had, says Chicago A mei ban. Jii0 The millionaire idiots who produce so rapidly in this rmmtry.,the foolish, . empty-heade- d isMieiyy which divides Us toadyism and snobbery, Bre sufficiently anomalous la a republic wi'hout Inviting visits from the regularly appointed jA'icfUfujtoaltles of monarchical rule. We advise the Duke of 'CbVnwall, who seems to he hn 'amiable young 'j saphead fond? of being photographed in a very, largo top hijt, to confine hid visits to Canada, Where they still prefer being ruled and protected t a work of ruling themselves. Thty on r'uh: Li--c fThe city of.Uehu has, t something like 200,000 inhahltanta, but thlg population Is largely 'made up of people who' are huddled 'together 14 native huts, said CaptuGoingno! to hack .front serylce in the Philippines, the other dky. 'Tney live yeaf in and year' tftft On rice tftid corn. There ie no hunting, but thousands of Forty-foqrth.- fish, less ipall thn s(g Jit Jacljs long, are caught and dried for local consumption: ''We had a bntracT4rith an old man wh& controls the .fishing at DymnnJug, (p furifh ua w,It,h all the big fish he might catch. Once In two or 'three weeks he Voulfi brftig us a -- WATFD UAl4 jroBX-iatr- . !; AC The tendency at psesent is to wear the hair low QP the vncck', and some- almost Inevitable this ''Mason.1 6t6ck times parted at the'stflti. It is alsq and yoke o( white lawn.iVtrapped with Over the forehead a the pique and with a turnover ft laqa slightly waved STEEPLE CHASE DAT. BODES FOB - fish jrare,-,Th- a foot e - but' such are Very natives,. evn of fba lowest tong,- classes are extremely fond .of cock- fighting! 'They ilrm the11 birds with saber gaffii, aud nothtttg ie regarded aa a fight ualeawboth the birds are killed, the money, of course, being swarded to the backera of The bird that survives tha longer, A native who is able to get as much as SO cents knows no more delightful way to spend it than to wager It on the outcome of a cockfight." May Succttd Datuu. Professor Joseph French Johnson of the University of Pennsylvania may succeed Charles G, Dawes as comptroller of - tha currency. Professor Johnson is regarded as one of the WH '' ?S While Feather Mr-valo- as regi-,me- nt ed , the-strae- ger en i - L The dlrectoire habit of blue taffeta, with double bias bands, stitched through the middle, and of the same silk, decorating a skirt of painted or figured white silk muslin over white taffeta, Hat- with Interwoven .velvet . ribbon, close wreath of roses and plumes. 2. One of many dresses of cut and embroidered linen or batiste, Is this place combined with the plain lawn sash of painted taffeta. Large batfolled off the face, with the plumes underneath, black velvet or chenille band about ' the edge. J. Favorite way of making voile dresses with horizontal graded tucking and lnsetz of lace and embroidery. Silk straps and yo)ie. Large hat, rolled off the face, with face trimming of tiny pink flowers and black velvet latest Sunshade with three scalloped ruffles. Tb hslr In the sketchee - Is the little-curl- s neck the st with knot low the arrangement, ' KEW idea i dinkeb-oitis- o. Like the Athenians, the fashionable Partslana aeein to live but to exploit o new things.' One of the most Is to seat g date Ideas In the guests at separate tables, according to the colors of the gowns. At a recent dinner of that sort then were up-t- dinner-givin- five t jles, decorated, respectively. In manvt and yellow orchids, pink and red roses and white marguerites. The electric lights thsKtook th pface of candles were shaded to Mrraonlxe with the flowers. The guest had evidently been posted In advance, for the five tables were about evenly balanced as to numbers. Tb gentlemen were asslgnd places according to their boutonnieres. . BATH THAT IS HEALTHFUL In sumconsome cold hut Is the plunge, ' The most refreshing bath mer stitutions cannot stand 1L A warm tub with a sponge bath of cold water to follow Is a modification adapted to To many less robust constitutions. 008 even that is rot beneficial and warrh or tepid water la best It la always advisable to consult ones physl-ciami- n regard to the kind most helpful says the Evening Star. Healthy people may take a tepid hath (one In which tbe temperature varies from SI to 90 deg.) twice a day when they rise and when- - they retire. They should remain la the tub not longer than ten minutes. For delicate persons this bath should be Indulged In but once a day before breakfast Healthy persons may substitute for th tepid bath the cold bath (temperature from S3 to 7S deg), while delIcateonei should never risk It for more tfen five mlnntes before breakfast After bathing, the body must be dried as quickly as possible with rough towels. Bath towels are seldom large enongh. They can scarcely be too large, and ar recommended of a size to envelop the body Snd dry It st once. If the bath leaves the body feeling chilled. It Is an Indication not. that bathing should be eschewed, but that that special kind of bath Is not at the time adapted to . ' ones physical condition. S PROF, J. F, JOHNSON.--Informed authorities upon finance In tbe country and several years ago, if he had chosen to accept, he might have been comptroller, He preferred, though, retaining his place as a teacher. In the Wharton School of Finance and Economy in th University The Republican of - Pennsylvania, party has been undergreat obligations to Professor Johnson for services rendered during the eainpalgn in 1896, and he stands close to tbe present admin- Istratlon through the many friends he ' has Bolding high official positions Professor Johnson -- has Just returned from Europe, where he journeyed with Assistant Secretary pt the Treasury Vanderllp, and is nowspendmgthe , summer on his farm In Massachusetts. Comptroller Dawes' successor will be appointed Oct I. England" Vanjftr. Dean Fremantle eontrlbuteb to the Times an interesting and important letter to show' that the causes of depopulation, which are exciting such dismay, are not peculiar to France, but that all Europe, except Russia, la going in the same direction, and EngHe says If land is leading the way. the present decline In the birth-rat- e continues .in the next 25 years Jt will have come down from 29 to 23 per 1,000; and In Jess than 60 years from this time It will have been reduced to 17, the lowest figqre which we can Imto reach. There agine the death-rat- e w ill then be no Increase of tbs nation, but, as now In France, the prospect He declare of actual diminution. there Is no reason to floubt that the limitation of families will go on beyond any assignable limits unless the conscience of the nation awakes to Its tremendous danger. The wish for ease and materia! enjoyment are Indicated as the general cause of the evil. '