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LITTLE ROCKIES MINER M. W. PETTIGREW , Publisher. .ZORTMAhL * * ------ WON-Tr ©oeducatlonr Following the lead of one of the great western universities, and of an other college in the east, the president of one of the best-known New Eng land institutions of learning, in his re cent annual report, expressed bis dis approval of the form of coeducation to which the college has long been com mitted. He wishes the institution to continue to educate both sexes, but separation of them in classroom and curriculum is recommended. The re port comments upon a tendency which has been noted by other educators as manifested in other institutions, name ly, the tendency of the girls at coedu cational colleges to Increase in num bers, and of the boys at the same col leges to decrease; so that the ulti mate destiny of such institutions seems to be a college exclusively for girls. It is rather peculiar, says the Youth's Companion, that with a single conspicuous exception which has been mentioned, most of the colleges which have begun to question the wisdom of coeducation are in the east. Through out the west, where nearly all the uni versities are state institutions, coedu cation not only exists, but is taken as a matter of course; and the young on well together. Much of the opposi tion to the admission of women comes from the young men students, who maintain that the college courses are being feminized; but. there are those who shrewdly suspect that athletics has something to do with the matter. A college which has 600 students, of whom one-half are young women, has less material from which to choose an eleven, a nine, or a crew, than a col lege of equal size made up wholly of men; and the roar of “ rooters” is more effective when it is bass and barytone than when it is soprano. The problem Is a difficult one, for the number of girls who want a college education is constantly growing; and the place where they shall seek it must always he determined,- for many uf them, by h id d e n w i l l By GLEN HATHAWAY The Danforths were moving that first of May. It was their fourth move In three years, a very unusual record for a family of any pretentions to respectability in the staid little town. And the Danforth name had been one of the most aristocratic there for many years. “First we lived in our own dear old home, where I was born,” Frances had enumerated the evening before, sit ting on the porch in the soft April moonlight, with her lover on the steps below her. “ Then when Cousin Zebe- dee and the mortgage took that, in spite of all our pinching and planning all the years I was growing up, we had that nice house on River street. The next year we had to give that up as too expensive and move to this place, that I might say something against, but won’t, because—well, be cause I won’t, Dick,” she lucidly ex plained with a downwarcLsmlle at the young man, who knew very well that she forgave the house its many faults for the sake of having found her ro mance within its walls. “But there’s nothing but the lowness of rent in favor of the house we’re going to,” she ended. “ It’s cramped and shabby and (Copyright, by Joseph B. Bowles.) niture, even while she watched care* fully over its packing by the truck men, who were inclined to be imperti nent to her about its weight and her care. Even It could help them so much, if only they were allowed to sell it. The truckmen were in a hurry to be through, being paid by the job and not by the load, piled the things on recklessly high. When Frances ven tured to remonstrate they were In dolent: ~ The load was packed at last. The inconvenient in every way. W h ea-L men and--youug-Jwomen-appear—to-got-f-t-lilak -how- far—below -the— old—lieme- the considerations of cost and conveni ence. Eleven hunters are to be sent this winter after the wolves and other predatory animals that infest the stock-raising country. The depart ment of agriculture began in October an inquiry into the hunting ability of various applicants for the positions, for it- wishes to employ only skillful men. It is estimated that In certain parts of New Mexico, each Tull-grown wolf kills a yearling steer or a calf every three days. If the wolves can be exterminated, hundreds of thou sands, if not millions, of dollars’ worth of cattle will be saved every year. The eleven hunters to be employed will be sent to the Sawtooth forests in Idaho, the Wind river division of the Yellow stone forests in Wyoming, the High- wood mountain forests in Montana, the northern division of the Grand Canon forest in Arizona, the Park Range forest in Colorado, the Dixie forest, Utah, the Trinity forest, Cali fornia, the Imuaha forest, Oregon, and the Montezuma forest in Colorado. Other hunters will go to western we’ve got in only three years, I—I realy fear we shall find ourselves moving tp the poor farm one of these springs.” She tried to laugh, but she finished with a sudden catch in her bright voice. She was more than discour aged with the family prospects, and tired out with all the preparatory packing and tearing up she had done that day. Only strong determination kept her from tears. “If you would only move to my house one of these springs—or soon er,” began Dick Stedman, reaching up to take one of his sweetheart’s small brown hands, that were pretty in spite of all the work they had had to do. But Frances pulled it impatiently away. “ You couldn’t afford tn m nrr.y:— my- Texas and New Mexico. Scientific gentlemen should be- tho last to say what kind of flying ma chine 1 b best for the purpose of carry ing on war, for they never know what some inventor is going to do In the next few minutes in the way of build ing a stable and practicable airship which will make the rest look like Inflated sausages. At a convention in Washington the airship men declared the balloon the only practical air agency in war. \Let Thenwiot be too cocksure. Some lively little flying machine may dart out at the puffed- up war balloon the first time it goes to battle, as a king bird goes after a crow, and by the time it has rammed the side of the monster with its swordfish point the big gas bag may have all the fight taken out of it, as well as several other Ingredients. whole family, Dick, even if we’d let you, and they can’t possibly spare me as maid-of-all-work and general mana ger as long as the money comes in so slowly and the children grow out of their clothes so fast. There! don’t let us waste any more time to-night talk ing of disagreeables or of what caq’t be.” “If your great-aunt only hadn’t made Buch a cruelly unjust will,” Dick be gan again; and again Miss Danforth cut him short. “If wishes were horses, then beg gars \would ride,” she noted7 absurdly. “My grand-aunt did make her own will to suit herself, as I probably shall i f ever I am a wealthy old spinster and able to afford dislikes; and what is the use of ifs? Once more I suggest that you start some pleasanter topic this last of our evenings on this pleas ant old porch.” Apparently he obeyed; for their talk grew lower-toned, and her pretty dark head and his comely, fair one drew quite unnecessarily close to each other as it went on. When he left, which was early, in .consideration of her busy to-morrow, there was the brightest of smiles on Miss Danforth’s face as she went into the parlor. But The smile faded as she looked Business was piuctically suspended in all lower New York not long ago while the people watched a man 672 feet above the ground put a gold 4)811 on top of the flagstaff on the new Singer building—the tallest building yet erected. The streets were jammed so thickly with people that the cars had to stop running. It was as if the business heart stood still for a mo ment out of terror for what might hap pen should the rope break. Count Bonl de Castellane, better known as the divorced husband of Anna Gould than as an eminent legis lator, has been criticising the French government for its policy in Morocco. This will make many feel that the French government is to be congratu lated on the enemies it has made. A Connecticut girl has been uncon scious for several days, following a shampoo. It was to be expected that some day one of these athletic hair dressers would dig straight through. The trail of the mover was already upon it. Tho tacks were out of the carpet, and the bookcase was emptied and its con tents piled in a corner. The handsome furniture— much too handsome and aristocratic in its state ly old-fashion for the cramped little room with its cheap, glaring, gilt pa per and worn carpet—bore traces of rough usage. The furniture had been the sole leg acy left Mr. Danforth by the will of his Aunt Deborah, an eccentric old lady who had practically adopted him to expect her money, and turned him out without a penny when he declined to marry to please her and did marry to>pIea^e himself. When at length Miss Deborah died, it was found that she had left. alL her valuable antique furniture to her nephew, as the last of the Danforths,. coupled with the provision that he shoiild forfeit it if he ever attempted to sell a single piece, and had be queathed her very considerable for tune to a distant and already well-to- do cousin, Zebedee Smith by name. Mr. Danforth had philosophically accepted the situation and the furni ture, selling off the commoner things he already had to settle' some bills of long-standing with the proceeds, and crowding his small rooms with the richest of carved oak and mahog any, most of which was presently still further decorated by the jack-knives and boot-heels of his irrepressible boys. The next day was one of storm and stress to Frances, on whom the weight of the household burdens al ways fell. Mr. Danforth, of course, had to go to the office, and Mrs. Danforth retired to a friend’s house with her-usual headache, before the moving had \fair ly begun. Frances was left to deal with-the- affairT-devdutIy-desTrlhg—to be spared the assistance of the four younger children, safely dispatched to school, who reveled in confusion like petrels in a tempest, but had small idea of work. She fairly hated the CQSily.jQid crowning piece was the beautiful old Inlaid secretary that had been the pride of Miss Deborah’s library. As the horses moved under whip and oatb, the wagon started, making a too- sharp turn into the road from its packed-up position opposite the front gate, the secretary trembled on its unsteady perch—tottered—fell — and crashed in pieces on- the sidewalk. To Frances, overwrought as she was in mind and body, the accident seem ed the last stroke of fate. - She sat down among the ruins and cried, with her apron to her eyes, careless who might see her. Dick Stedman saw her afar as he camfi. UD-the. quiet,, elm-shaded street, and nrHvnri hn n. nin Tn Tiia anvi- ety. “My dearest girl! what are you do ing?” he cried. “Are you hurt? or what has happened?” Her pink cambric sweeping-cap was wildly askew on her roughened dark hair, and her small, flushed face was wet with tears and smeared with marks from her dusty apron; but she was absurdly pretty in spite of all, with her great, dark eyes moist and shining, and her soft childish mouth trying to keep from quivering. “Don’t be alarmed, Dick,” she said. \I’m not hurt in the least, but my Grand-aunt Deborah’s writing-desk has had an accident, and is a noble wreck In ruinous perfection. Behold it!\ \Your Letters Will Be Blowing All Over the Street If You Don't Take Care.” with a tragic' gesture down at the ruins. “Who could deny a tear to such literally fallen grandeur?” “Glue might do it more good than tears,” suggested Dick, critically ex amining the wreck. “W e’ve been so busy at the store that I couldn’t get off to help you till now, but I thought that even this late, you might have something for me to do. I’ll begin by seeing what can be done for this desk.” Very little could be done for it, evi dently. The heavy fall on the stones had fairly split it to pieces. Its spin dle legs had sustained several com pound fractures; one side was in splinters, the shattered drawers had -fallen- outr~aird—btt3“ o f“delieate Inlay ing lay all about the pavement Dick went on piling the pieces methodically at one side; then mov- Ing the main part, picked up some pa- 1 i 1 r/tì pers and rose to give them to m Frances. _ L _ 1 m “Your letters will be blowing all over_the street if you don’t take_ care,” he said. * ' She accepted them rather curi ously. “Letters? There were none in the desk. No one had used it since grand aunt did. These must be some of hers, crowded out of a drawer and in behind the frame somehow. It can’t be any harm to see what they are, though, I suppose.” She unfolded them as she spoke. There was an unimportant receipted bill or two, a tax assessment of the year Miss Deborah died, then, a legaMooking sheet of parchment. “I, Deborah Danforth, do make and publish this my last will and testa ment,” read Frances. “Dick, it must be—it can’t be—It is another will of hers; and im n y father’sTavor! And is it dated after the one that .disin herited him!” ' - _ The Danforths moved once more be- fore that spring had deepened into summer. Zebedee Smith was an hon- est man, if a hard one, and the new found wllllwasunlmpcachaljle. He did not attempt to resist it, and Mr. Danforth was liberal to him in taking back his own. And the Dan forths moved into Miss Deborph’s stately old stone house in time to ces married from thf?e. f i w v ^ v ç F m i c ro MAKE THE ROOM BRIGHT Furnishings and Decorations Are Bound to Play a Most Import ant Part; ----- ---------- Not every girl is so fortunate as to have a large room for herself, and especJallyTf she be of a large- family her own private room may be very Bmall indeed; and it is then that all a girl’s ingenuity is brought into full play so that best possible effect may be obtained in a limited space. Nothing bo reflects a girl’s character and per sonality as her bedroom or boudoir. First of all, an outsider can tell wheth er the girl is naturally neat or given to 8hiftlessnes.s. The books first and then the pictures on the wall show what sort of things most appeal to her (whether she Is frivolous or perhaps too serious minded)..and even_the_waU- paper reflects the natural character istics to a certain extent, for a bright pink room with rose color abounding everywhere must needs belong to a cunny, happy imposition, while a soft green paper, relieved by a note of pink or yellow in the border and hangings, is said to portray a character fond of quiet and Intellectual pursuits. It is, of course, far easier to make a large room bright and attractive than a small one, but if the wall paper la oarefully selected, of aTpattern That tends to give the effect of space be hind the design, and if the hangings carry out the exact design and color of the paper, considerable size-is add ed to the room. A striped paper, for example, is not good in a long, nar row Toom~unTess there Ts- a\ deep How-\ -er border—to shorten- and widen tire- effect, while a small design in tiny flowers or spray is better in a small than a large room. For an extremely tiny room a plain paper—moire or cartridge—Is best, with the curtains and chair coverings of the same shade in chintz or of a bright flowered chintz matching the border of the pa per. The glazed English chintzes are de cidedly fashionable at the moment, and certainly they do tend to bright en a room even more than the Ameri can and French chintz, with Its soft, dull surface. In selecting the hangings as well as the paper for a room there is much to be taken into consideration beyond the mere choosing of an at tractive pattern or pretty shade of coloring. For instance, a room that is gloomy, while not really dark, no is- the case with many apartment bed rooms, will be brightened astonish ingly by a white or pale yellow moire or striped paper, and warmth can be given plain colored denim or dotted chintz curtains in blue or deep pink. On the other hand, for an unusually bright room facing east or south old rose and deep yellow are beautiful shades, while a blue room is generally preferred by fair haired girls. For a girl’s study or morning room white enameled furniture, with a bright flowered paper and chintz hang ings and coverings, makes a charming effect. For the Debutante. Chiffon and velvet appeal this year to the debutantes, and could anything be more girlish for fine costumes? The chiffon materials are very attractive made over satin or silk foundations, though few colored slips are worn only when the chiffon is colored. White is the choice at present, and mode clings closely to empire and draped princess effects. There are velvet bands for a dress of this kind, also velvet medal lions woven from tiny cords of velvet and satin. The combination is very handsome. One good style is the short waist with overhanging drapery of heavy lace, showing narrow stripes of -velvet-cord-on-the-edge;—Velvet-] in miniature appear where there is any drapery effect on the waist or skirt. kuuts -m Utility Box Is Handy. Utility boxes are now considered In dispensable for every room. Among fashionable schemes they are con structed so as to make a window seat running along the lines of the wall underneath the sills. The top is heav ily padded, the whole covered with a corduroy in blue and green, or a cre tonne of flowery pattern, or, if pre- ferred, an ooze leather, -of—some-^well- selected shade. HOW HAT SHOULD BE WORN ’Have the Front Come Out as Far as Your Nose,” Is the Advice of a Milliner. If you feel a splash of rain on top of your nose-some dark day pull -for» ward \your Hat—there Is something wrong with your beauty profile. The question of how to wear the hat already has come to a parting of the ways. From Paris are many rumors of a new hat which is worn well over the eyes, while the American woman still is showing all of her pompadour pos sible. It is face to face with these two extremes the women who never like to be in advance of a fashion and who equally dislike to follow the crowd find themselves. It was in a high class millinery shop the other day—that a rule was made for wearing as well as selecting hats. It is “ to have the front of your hat come out as far as your nose.” “I notice the girls in the car,” said this milliner, “ with their hats fairly overbalancing at the back and their profiles forlorn and unprotected in front. It is not a good line, and tha girl who studies her own lines wiil not do it.” In the loveliest of Gainsborough and Romney hats that have been made up by this shop there is quite a percep tible brim in front, although it is ex ceeded by that at the back. Thesv chapeaus are set on to show the hair, of course, or they wouldn’t be Rom- snubhy joi>se_the hat_artiat_wiU^sba.vft off a narrow line of the brim in front. If a long, sharp profile is being fitted the brim is left fairly extended, and she is cautioned to keep this in mind when putting on her hat. If you find that your “ toppeau” slips and that you suddenly seem to be go ing about with your hat hanging down your back, try the Paris fashion of put ting in hatpins. The pin on one side is under the brim and thrust through the pompadour and on the opposite It is outside the brim. Yet the two pins practically balance each other. Those who persist in laying everything good to the French woman claim that she is the only one who goes out with her chapeau made fast to Btay so that it looks the same when she comes in as when she went out, and this way of pinning may have something to do with it. BODICE FOR HOME-DRESS. This is a pretty bodice for making to a dress of thin woolen material; it has a tight-fitting lining fastening down the center front. Upon It is arranged a vest of cream lace, which also forms a yoke at the back; tho laterial— fronts—are—open,—and—turn back with velvet-faced revers, three buttons ornamenting the lower part; two pointed straps of velvet cross the shoulders, and are fixed to the materi al under small buttons; the lower part of sleeves Is also trimmed with velvet straps. Materials required: 1% yards 46 inches wide, % yard piece lace, and 2 yards lining. Gold Cloth Slippers. There is an exquisite shimmering gold-colored messaline for a gown, and to “ match it are dainty little- clotlr~of-l^MALURILL.-SMALLJmSE^SMALL gold slippers. Corner Design Mistletoe A spray of mistletoe arranged as a corner te shown berev The design may be copied In many ways. It can be worked with ribbon and the berries in pearls, or in satin-stitch, or the whole may be in satin-stitch' or filled in with crewel-stitch, or the outline might be worked in cordiug-stitch and the inside painted. Care must be taken that the material used for the working ia In the soft grey-green of the natural leaf. Hubby—Just look at that idiot, Fitz- jones, what a charming, amiable wife he has—seems-to me all the biggest fools get hold of the prettiest women! Wifey—You’re right, nobody knows that better than I do. It is wonderful ‘wha? strength of pur pose and energy and boldness of will are roused by the simple assurance that we are doing our duty.— Scott. Cash for Cream and Poultry. Top prices, quick returDs, square deal Ship to us to-dav. Write for tags & prices.. R. E. COBB, St. Paul, Minn. A good Intention will no more make a truth than a fair mark will make a. good shot.—Spurstowe. A Practical Christmas Gift. ~ K step raving El well Kitchen Cabinet. Ask your dealer or send for Free Booklet, E.well Kitchen Cabinet Co , Minneannlia— Business offices are being put farther heavenward because ground costs so much. Texas Gulf Coast Country. Write for free booklet and maps to Theo. F. Koch Land Co., Globe Bldg., St. Paul. When a man tells how he has been, ouncoed he arouses more curiosity than sympathy. We Pay Top Price for Cream. Cash every day. W rite for prices and tags. Miller & Holmes. St. Paul. Minn. His Satanic majesty Is probably ashamed of some of his associates. High Cream Prices. Write us to-day for particulars and tags. M ILTON D A I R Y CO.. St. Paul. Minn. The early riser is healthy, cheerful,, and industrious.— French. 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