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AT A -'-n.1 >J if* p.' &'.'•• lh*> mo?i gfrl alive,' Maggie, and Sow sweet you look!" Lady Carevr surveyed her cousin's figure approvingly, as Mm Fawcett's maid put the laet touchefi to her toilet, • "Do you j-eally like me?" and Maggie turned slowly rband that no of her dainty baai gown ngght be lost. : .-"'.-• "My dear, .you'll be the success of the evening; and O, what art exquisite Wangle that IB I "'land with an exclama- loa of delight, Lady CareV caught hw •wrist,.on which glittered a [agnlflcent bracelet set wlUi dlamonda A emeralds. "{Surely 'that's new, I't it? It wasn't a wedding present, it?" . ; , «?; . -' Mrs. Fawcett flushed nervously. "No; you haven't seen it before—I only had It yesterday." "You lucky creature, to get-promiscuous presents like that! Who gave It you?" The flush on Maggie's cheek deepened. "Eric, of course," she replied, •with a laugh. "He spoils me dreadfully, you know." • • Lady Carew's llpa quivered Into an Indefinable expression. "My dear," she answered smiling, "beware of a husband's unprovpked presents." • • "What do you mean?" asked Maggie quickly." , "Only that their source Is more often a guilty conscience than an .overflowing affectionj".' • "Laura; why will .you say such things? Come, the carriage is, ready." ,"So,am I; but Isn't Eric coming?", "Not with ns;,he was lunching with the Delawares and sent over for his , things; He will go with' them, and The two women took their places in «ifche snug' brougham.. It was a fairly ,long drive to Treloar Hall, where the Darshlre hunt ball was to take place,' but there was absolute silence in the carriage, partly because,, as cousins and . Intimate friends, -there was no necessity- for' conversation between its occupants, and.also because Maggie Fawcett knew of old. that Lady Carew hated to tire herself out with talking before the serious business, of tho flirting and .waltzing began. '• , Mfcggle'Fawcett's appearance* at tile hunt ball was something of an event." She was the bride of the occasion. Early in the. spring she had married Eric Fawcett, and this was the first winter she had spent on his estate In Darshlre. .,';.. Now and again Lady Carew glanced at her cousin. Maggie leaned back In her .corner, the white fur of her wrap nestling round her throat,. and (her small head resting against the cushions of the carriage. It struck her companion that the young, wife's face was a little pale, and that it wore a l.ook of suppressed excitement, mingled with something ; which seemed almost like anxiety. " "What can be the matter with the girl?" murmured Lady Carew to (herself. "She Is /evidently disturbed about something. How she plays with that bracelet. I. . wonder—but, no}, Masglo Is the best lijtle foul alive; and, besides, there Isn't an eligible'• man within a dozen- miles. Still, I never 'ehould have expected Erie Fawcett to ha.ve turned out a model husband;" and she laughted, softly to herself. •--. Laura- Garew^waa-a -good- slx T year« older than her cousin, and she remembered, very djBtinctly ; that at' the same ball last ,•' year, before. Maggie " had flashed upon his firmament, Eric Fawcett had, been her..' very devoted slaive, and naturally she smiled at the recollection^—a llt- fts "YOU MUST BE DREAMING." , tie pityingly, perhaps, for Lady Carew could not quite understand an admirer deserting her for Haggle, and though she was fond of her cousin, she was rather eorry for generally are eorry for tlrtv ineo njarry- s0o>e one else- But in suit* of, Lady Cariw's moderate €stiioate of Mageie'a ppwers of attraction, her card was full before she had Ixjen in the room ten minutes—- <(ts full, that fa, as she would allow It to bfe; for she valiantly, resisted all efforts to flll up two spaces which sbo insisted on preseiring, " • , A She was standing by her husband In the midat of a group of people, She put tier hand gently on his arm. • "ISile," she whisper«d,""l've kept you two-, waltzes." , "Two!" and he laughed as he looked 3owa at her. "Why, UttJe wonutu, v/e cao't dance together twice—it would & ridiculous! H«ra, I'll take this one. I don't t»uppo€8 you'll have any diffl~ y is iJWns i» <*e other; you're »r®tty t^alfhS;, 1 } tftto i» W3f' r-f ner's not very ahlnipo remarks me- chanlfrally. It was doubtless had form, tat her eyes sought her- husband's figure; be was -walttlng with Laura-— It seemed to her that he was always, waltzing with Laura, But, then, perhaps Brie might be thinking the same thing of her, for «he had certainly danced a great many times wlt& this Mr. Dobson— Dodson~«he was hot at all sure of his name, and she really did not care at all who was her partner, .The Darsbire Jiunt ball was not amusing, she thought, and it was a little embarrassing that so many people noticed and admired her bangle; she touched It doubtfully, twisting it on her arm so that the diamonds flashed in her eyes. It was very pretty, but- — , • . _ "Maggie seems to be putting la a very good time tonight," observed Lady Carew as she strolled into the conservatory with Eric F>wcelt; "she appears to be enjoying herself tremendously." "Not half as much as I am," replied Eric, with a laugh. "It la quite like old times, isn't it?", he added, drawing a low seat forward for his companion, "O, my dear Eric, don't try to be sentimental! But, really, I begin to think my warning to Maggie was not uncalled -- " "Eh! what warning?" "Well, it rather seems to me that the Old Adam- Is returning, my friend; that domeatlc joys are palling, and forbidden fruit Is becoming terribly attractive." ' •. "Is that a challenge?" "Not at all; besides, Maggie is my complii and my friend, and I think it's right to warn her." "Are you In fun or In earnest? WhW. do you mean by warning her?" Lady Carew broke into a laugh. •-' "Only that I told her to beware of a-huBbahd's presents — that a magnificent' diamond and emerald bracelet often meant more than met the eye when It waa bestowed a propos do bottes." .'Really, I haven't the smallest idea of what, you mean!'- " ' • "Mean? "Why, the lovely bangle you gaye her yesterday!" "I gave Maggie a bangle yesterday?" "Certainly. She is wearing It tonight." V "You must be dreamirig." ' Lsdy Carew looked Into her companion's face with frank astoriishment. "I am very sorry," she said quietly. "I am afraid I have been indiscreet;but how was I to guess? O, what,are you going .to do?" . ' For at that moment Mrs. Fawcett entered the ionaeryatory on the .arm of her partner, and Eric immediately rose to his feet. Laura caught Ms arm. "Eric, don't be ridiculous, it is some absurd mistake! I'll take that man away. Speak to Maggie, but for heav^ en's sake don't look like that!" But, in spite of Lady Carew's »fforts, It was not BO easy to "take, that man away;" and while the futile, frivolous conversation rippled on, Eric stood oy, bewildered and stunned. •• Maggie, the soul. of truth and simplicity, had, told a lie., There was not the faintest doubt that Laura had spoken the truth, and spoken it .without arriere-pensee. The stones of the mysterious bracelet glittered maliciously before his eyes, and yet, had not bis attention been drawn to it, .most probably he would not have noticed it. The details of any other wonmn'a dress were always more obvious to Eric than those of his wife's, and "Maggie Inlght^haveTpfeMmea' on" that... .',: ;'• -. /' / .- •'.-...• But Maggie!— he \ was very much In love wlth-'her.'when he married her, but he was uncomfortably conscious that he had paid very little attention to her of fate. But then, Maggie— who .would have dreamed — r "At. 'last- the music struck up, and Lady Carew led off the Intruder, having succeeded in persuading him that his calculations were out, and that it was precisely this dance She had given him. Maggie rose, too, but. her. husband lajd his hand on her arm. "No; a^ay here. I want to speak to you." ^ "I can't help engagements or anything else. I must epeak to you now." "What is it?" asked Maggie, looking up at him.. "Why, Eric, what' Is tho matter?". .:•' i /••'-•. "I wish to know who gave you this bangle." The color flew over Maggle'a throat' and face, and her lips trembled, "I— I can't tell you." "So I suppose, or you wouldn't have lied to Laura Carew about If" ,. "Erie!"- ,'-•,;-'•'•-,'..'.'''' There , was something so pathetic about the girl's expression a» his name burst from her lips— she looked BO childish, *o helpless, and i>o miserable —that tbe anger in Eric's heart died .suddenly. A whole world of thoughts surged up In his mind. Why had he left this child so lonely? Tho fault was his. "Maggie, d«ar," he eaid gently, "I know I've not been as I ought to the tiest iittle wife In the world. I've eel you a bad example, andiy'ou. are so young you don't understand things^— you don't kn<>w w*hat men are; you've been 'a little foolish, perhaps, but that's all, I'm sure— -do yyu hear, dear?— I'm quite sure of that. But 'you must teli me the story of that bangle." "T - O, Eric, I'm ashamed!" and she turned her face away. "Tell vie, dear." T&ers waf a taoffieat's "Well, tfew, I iMHWht it "Yes, O, dtaat tblak I waat t« yoa* 8W«, n-n.-rr^ fnt'i •frjfjt-f** - t-ul f*t ?.= yn'l f S ymi did not ihJn^ of th ft Ti, 1 bought thr-rn mj'pflf, nn.-l raid you'd Klrrn th(^7n to me ' Erlc.h'eld her at arm's Icnglh. Shfi raised her face suddenly ami looked &t him. "I wanted people to think you spoilt m«5—that you were In love with me etui." * • • ' • * . • * Eric Fawcett did not return to the Dejawarea, and a coup!» of days later the dlamond-and-«raerald bangle had a companion, which was clasped on Maggie's arm by her husband himself. —London World. HAVE A BARONETCY. The Editor of X>ebtrett'« Peerage tell* How an American Can Got One. Thousands of American citizens can assume British titles and no one can prove legally that they are not entitled to do so, says the New York Journal. "As the law at present stands any man can assume with Impunity, some presumably extinct or dormant baronetcy created prior to 1783." This remark was made In an interview recently by A. G. M. Heallrigge, the editor of Debrett's Peerage, who is one of tho men best qualified to speak on 'such a subject. There are tw,o .great authorities in England on the peerage and titles generally. These are Burke's Peerage and Debrett's Peerage, and both are of equal authority.' This revelation by Mr. Hesllrlgge appears to .open up a great field of opportunities for Americans of a certain,class. It la well known that they now impend a great deal of time and money in hunting up coats-of-arms and in tracing more or less fanciful connections, with noble English 1 'families. An official of the herald's.college stt-ted recently in'an article that a large part of tho business of £hat Institution cohslsted In finding coat-of-arms and genealogies for opu- lent'Americans. Why should not these people supply themselves with titles instead of contenting themselves with mere heraldic decorations? They can in many cases do so with ease and security. The only requisites In order to make a 'plausible claim are English descent and the same family name as one of trie innumerable extinct baronetcies. Sir Barnard Burko has published a work entitled "Extinct and,Dormant Baronetcies." He - states that more than 1,000 of these titles have lapsed between the original creation of the order In .1611 and the present dayi Of these the majority became extinct or dormant before 1S73. In the list of these former baronets may be found a large number of the commonest English family names. Among them are Adams, Abdy, Allen,, Alston, Anderson, .Andrews, Annytage, Ashfteld( Ashhurst, Afltley, Atkins, Austen, Bacon, Baker, Banks, Barker, Beale, Beckwlth, Ben-: net, Bland, Blount, Booth, Bowyer, Brldgeman, Bright, Browne (eight of them), Burton, Campbell, Draper, Duke, Duncan, Leigh, Lane, 1 Jeffreys, Howe, Fowler, Forester, Fisher, Dyer, Newton, Taylor, Smith, Robinson, and so on. An American possessing one of these common names can make a plausible claim to an English baronetcy. It will give his narrative an air of verisimilitude If he can make out that his ancestors came from the .same part of England as the original holders of the. title. - '..-.. COMPRESSED-Alk PAINTINGS. Brushes uud JI»nU Work to Bo JRele-> r {rated to the Fast. . Compressed air now threatens to de- -prlve-the painter- of -at-least-a'Tiartrof his occupation. It Is not the painter ojt pictures who Is menaced, but only those, humbler claimants • of the name whose energies are applied on a broader scale and who distribute their colors from, a pail Instead of from a palette, .says the New York Times. .Several railroads have decided that compressed air, 'besides driving tool and hoists, cleaning cushions and performing several other tasks In car-shops for which hand labor was once considered necessary, can also be made to do the rougher forms of painting, especially that of freight cars. The machine used resembles a huge atomizer. It Is connected wlth s the air supply by a small hose, and the-paint is contained in a tank mounted on a truck, from which it is siphoned /by another hose. The paint is thrown in a fine spray upon the surface to be covered and is driven by the forqe of the air into the most minute crevices and Under iron and other attachments 'where it is difficult to work with a brush, ^n ordinary standard 34-ifoot box car can be painted by •this process in from 35 to 40 minutes, making a saving in expense of about 40 per cent on the average .coat of painting with the brush. • An Mrs. Mary Ann Reed, who died at the Hartford Retreat for the Insane the othe/day, at the age of 92, had been in the Institution for fifty-two years. She was the "little lady'" referred to by Charles Dickens in his "American Notes." The passage relating to her Ja as follows: " 'I am an antediluvian, sir' I thought the best thing to say was that I had suspected as much from the first. Therefore I said BO. 'It is an extremely proud and pleasant thing, sir, to be an antediluvian,' -said the old lady. 'I should thinkjt waivma'am, 1 1 rejoined. The old lady kissed her 'hand, gave an- $ther skip, smirked and eldled down ^he gallery la a most extraordinary manner.,, Her delusion was a pleasant one and she waa always amiable and doolie."— New Yor^ Tribune. Si, Peter esaslag hi? f &t»} SfeKett3»-T«wrfe you Wiwt's •frpntlns <>nt« for-rtmni. The Ohio Experiment Station has used several methods of treatment and two of these were uniformly successful, A third method, reduces the smut on£half to tiiree-fourths. The successfal methods are Immersing the seed for 10 to 15 minutes In scalding water—temperature of water 132 to 133 degrees F.^ and soaking the seed from eighteen to twenty hours in a solution of potassium sulfld (llvet of sulfur) made by dissolving one and one-half pounds of the sulfld in twenty-five gallons of water. This solution should be kept in a wooden vessel. In the hot water treatment the seed is placed in a wire mesh vessel or In an open gunny tag and then immersed. Ten minutes treatment gave the same resulta as fifteen minutes, while the longer did no Injury. With the potassium sulfld method the grain Is covered directly by the liquid and allowed to remain for tho time stated. In .both' cases the seed, will need to be dried to sow in the drill, but may be sown broadcast while still wet. Details o£ these methods will-be found In Bulletin C4 of the Ohio Experiment Station. Another method was tried lu 1890. It consists in treating the seed oats In piles by sprinkling with a solution of potassium sulfid from a' watering can with rose. The grain must be repeatedly stirred during ' treatment and the sprinkling IB done also at intervals of an hour. By this sprinkling method the smut was reduced from 12 per cent to 1 per cent In one case; from 28 per cent to 10 per .cent In another. Hot water and sulfld soaking treatments of the same seed reduced the smut to 1-10 of one iper cent and ,6-10 of one per cent of smut respectively'.' It .will be seen that the sprinkling method Is'not so complete a prevention as tho hot water and soaking methods. The details of the sprinkling method arc as follows: Dissolve one pound of. fresh potassium sulfld in fifteen and one-half gallons of water In a wooden vessel. This solution will bo enough to-treat 500 pounds or .fifteen and one- half bushels of seed oats. In other words, every gallon of tho mixture, made as directed, will treat one bushel of oats. Place the oats in piles of five to eight bushels upon a tight floor and sprinkle with the sprinkler every hour until.the liquid Is'used. Juat enough should be applied so that none goes to waste. The seed should be well stirred • between sprlnkings. After all the so- lutlOn has be«n applied, the oats should He not more than six Inches deep and should be thoroughly stirred twice a day. It is best sown about two to three days after treatment. Manifestly the seed will be swollen and must be applied In- a larger quantity per acre. The attention to the condition of the seed'after treatment and before sowing iaf evidently aa exacting as for the hot water o* soaking methods. The preference of the Experiment Station is for the hot water method as most effective and at the same time most practicable. This sprinkling reatment Is stated for the benefit of any who desire to use It. There Is no method of seed treatment that does not involve labor. • Muck T.nnds Matfe Valuable. Beginning near Lawton, Mich., and extending westerly past Dowaglac, Is an Immense swamp, says Drainage Journal. A portion, of it Is covered with black__ash_and,_blrchi-and- other- large portions have In ages past been burled under water so long that Its growth of trees has been smothered. Roots and earth-imbedded trunks alone remain to tell the story. Denuded of Its trees; the .swamp presents the appearance of a plain. Centuries of decay of vegetation produce rich plant food. No part of this: swamp produces better returns 'for Us tillage than that near Decatur. Ten years ago the state made a ditch five miles long in this swamp.-whlch drains into JDowaglac creek, and from thence Into "the St. Joseph river. Owners of swamp land constructed laterals, and a large body-of the land was brought into condition for cultivation, Shrewd residents of- Lawton, Kalamazco 'and other, points Invested In the swamp. They grew mint, celery and onions. The ground produces fine cnlery, and an effort has been made to colonize Hollanders from Kalamazoo to work It, but BO far without marked success.* Before being drained these muck lands had only a nominal value. Now they sell at prices ranging from $40 to ?100 per acre, depending very much upon the market facilities. The growing o' t mint on (he muck land has been and is yet; remunerative.' The mint produces a valuable oil when distilled. Each mint grower has,a small atiU, and the distillation Is said tp be a very simple process. It Is claimed .that mint growers realize a profit of |40 or more per acre, . . , . " •' * a Snow In the, Forest—There is'no place pu the farm where a uniform level of snow Is so sure as,In the forest, and hardly anywhere It does more good. The uniform depth of snow molting a'ad sinking in tihe soil supplies the trees with water/and at the same time prevents the deep freezing which, injures the roots of treea and often deatrpys them. Whenever wood Is to ibe got out of forests, Eleda QIJ a good snowfall can be loaded much easier than wagons/and can be got out of the woods with less labor and danger of breakage. Snow in maple groves delays the begj«njng of sugar making, *twt it ajlso protmcta the ISow ot sap, btsMi* wakf»g it mote abuadant Aft*? a ooW wiatep with little tfaer* Htigar The Hayes Planters, The T&otaas Disc, The Sattley Spring Lift Biding Cultivator, TheSattleyBprmgLiftWalkmgdttltivator, The Corn Qtteen and Maiden, Cultivator, The Hummer Sulky and Q-ang, The Hustler Sulky and Q-ang, The Superior force Feed/Seeder, The Gale Steel Lever Harrow, The Weber Wagon, The Aermotor Windmill,; The Meyer's Pumps and Cylinders, And a full line of Buggies, Carriages and Boad Wagons. v •-*»• '\ THE $10,000 COMBINATION POLICY. 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