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WOMAN AND FASHION
Tnekecl Shlrf IVnUt.
Very many of the newest shirt waists
are made with a vest, like the one here
pictured, so that two materials may be
coniMiu.il. I his waist is made without
a Mains and Includes a plain black
with a tucked front. There is fullness
at the waist line only, which is drawn
down trimly at the back and Is ieft to
blouse at tha front. The vest is nr
WAIST WITH VKST.
ranged under the fro- t and fastens on
the left side. The collar is a plain
stock that matches the vest aud fas
tens at the back. The sleeves are plain.
with a simple cuff linlsh. and may fas
ten with buttons and buttonholes or
links. The waist here shown is in one
of the new shirtings. Lightweight sum
aier flannels, silk and cotton fabrics
will make up prettily after this ict
In Iltiytti:- Glove.
There are more important considera
tions than their color and the number
of the buttons. 1 Slack gloves are gen
erally less elastic than white or colored
ones, aud cheap grades are dear at anf
price. Dressed kid usually retains its
freshness longer and is more durable
than suede. The best and most serv
iceable kid is soft, yielding and elastic.
A glove so small that it cramps the
hand and prevent grace of motion
gives poor service short lingered
gloves are ugly and certain to break
soon between the lingers, if not at the
tips. The way in which a irlovo is tlrt
arawn on and shap.-d toalie hand has
much to do with lth itXbeauty and
An ingenious and convenient substi
tute for the ordinary complexion pow
der is simply a dainty booklet to be
carried in one's chatt lalne and to be
used wheu occasion rail, ami then
with rapidity and without courting no
tice. Are you at all eoaseions thai ynn.
wmmmmmimmmmmmllinl your face is far
from clear and drv. then all that Is
necessary to eflcet the requisite im
provement is to tear h leaf from this
little volume, pa it over the cheeks
and brow and consign it to the four
winds. No puff, no pad, is needed.
The whole operation is quietly ami
uuScfclv uer formed.
Lace stock collars w ith ends to
match or with lace lo- an worn on
nil kinds of wants, whether they
match the skirts or are quite separate.
The yoke and collar in one. a chemi
sette, in fad. of lace or lingerie and
lace or embroider", is very attractive
and is intended to wear with -all sorts
of summer gowns. Again the' fashion
prevails of the transparent collar and
yoke. Then there are cuffs to match
for those who do not care for elbow
sleeves, and 3 inon charming and be
coming effect Is given to the plainest
of waists bythis dainty finish.
For 11 Small :lrl.
Many are the little dresses needed by
the child in its continuous round of
i.ui:- during the summer weather.
Mother wetcomc mot ..irdially those
frocks that are simple in design, easy
of construction and that give comfort
and freedom to the child. Such is the
one Illustrated here.
A round neck and short puff sleeves
add to the nlr of summer time comfort.
The little dress can be made of any of
the pretty wash goods, from gingham
to dimity or Persian lawn.
Earthquakes which consist of two
shocks separated by a brief interval of
quiet or of two maxima of intensity
are known as twin earthquakes, in
Great Britain one in about every twen
ty earthquakes is a twin, and the stron
gest shocks experienced In that coun
try belong to this variety. It Is be
lieved that twin earthquakes are due
to impulses arising from two clenched
foci, separated in different cases from
four to more than twenty miles, but
lying along the same fault In the
LL the way from '52 to 'CO "the
plaius" were scattered with eini-
grants people going from what
they knew to what they did not
Between these points stretched
a line strung with adventure with
suffering by drought, starvation, the
hot and cold of climate aud the poison
tipped arrow; with smiles and tears
ana tnrobs 01 tear and hope. As if one
might make a bouquet of such tilings,
here a purple greed of gold, and here
a crimson joy, and yet again a pas
sion posy, pied and specked, and
changing o'er with color, the whole re
membered today like a clot of experi
ence lying upon the breast of memory.
An emigrant ox train of '5S, then,
gee. Buck, and haw. Barley! Tramp
ing feet and creaking yokes qnd groan
ing wheels; drivers with faces set to
the west; a laughing child, climbing
in and out' of wagons; unbounded
women knitting or sewing or idling the
time away; the captain, riding up and
down, like a king pacing his domin
ions, ilow. blithe, how gav, such a
"Senor, take the Beale and Whipple
route. New, route, se-ior. No cattle
yet travel this way and eat all the
grass." urged the eonrnandante at Al
buquerque, his heart s-et on having as
many traveb.il roads as possible lead
ing from the citv. "No lighting In
dians, capita'u. Navajo ver good Just
now. and no Apache at all."
"What do' yon say. Boy;" laughed
Captain Robinson, bestowing a fond
glance ou the bare legged, crop haired
girl at his side. Her lace had the
shifting lire of opals gleaming in lips
and cheeks aud eyes- just a little four
teen-year-old. raised on the hog and
:orn of the Iowa rive- bottoms.
hatever you sa. paw," she an
swered, her teeth tla-diiug white be
tween the parted lips "I'll go with
you. no matter which way you take,
Ah. will you:" laugh, d the captain,
pinching her ear. When r.e rode out of
town to I he camp her two bare feet
were in the stirrup he hat: given up to
her and her hands clasp. I his arm.
Sometimes she rode behind him. and
often half upon the neck of the roan
horse. Lucy, who was well accustomed
to wild iiK-ui-ts.
On the outskirts of the town they
galloped into "t'amp Comfort." as they
had called it all along the way. Vari
ous conveniences, such as camp-? did
not" usually boast, were scattered
round- an old fashioned rocking chair,
with arms, stood by a cast iron stove;
1 young woman Just budding into co
quetry knitted a bit of bright worsted,
with one fool displayed on a flowered
footstool; the smallest child, in antici
pation of .n-iit tQ rune, tiirted
about in a pair of idealized moccasins.
They had seen no Indians yet. and the
real moccasin was a thing of the pal
The white hooded wagons, tongues
inward, were drawn about the center
in a circle, aud a restless, low and
long drawn, composite bellow, which
was suggestive of great things in hoofs
and horns, drifted in from an elusive
point of compass from overhead or
underneath, as far as the unaccustom
ed listener could judge.
The captain adjusted his ear critical
ly to the sound. "All's well with the
cattle." he thought. "My fortune will
be banked c'-r laid out In leagues of
land by another year. Five hundred
head of blooded cattle, and in Califor
nia nothing lut miserable, big horned,
wild things that roam the valleys and
mesas: I shall quadruple my money 1"
Boy sprang to the ground as lightly
as a rubber ball. and. dropping the
reins on old Luey neck, the captain
outing down 'from the saddle.
"Father." reprcr-d his wife, "don't
you see we have visitors? As near as I
can make out they are the wife and
daughter of that Mexican who was
out here yesterday trying to make
terms as guide."
Two Mexican women sat smilingly
by the camp stove. t'ie one yellowing
into a withe "ed middle age, the other
with a rich adolescence creaming her
"Senor capitau," eacli murmured as
the captain took their hands. The
stains of their corn husk cigarritos
frankly clung to their soft fingers, but
to Iowa people they were "foreigners,"
and amiable allowances must be made.
Boy looked curiously at the two wom
en, her long,- bare legs giving her the
appearance of a turkey hen, and they
returned smljes as soft and meaning
less as cotton batting.
"Shake hands, Boy," said her father.
"Muchacho?" repeated the elder
woman inquiringly. "Ah, muehacha.
si. si:" she corrected, in a puzzled tone.
"I'm fourtijen," said Boy, with cam
araderie in the bend of her cropped
head and the pressure of her weather
"Oh: Thi one fourteen, tool" re
turned the older woman in surprise."
"This one married one year; at home,
one little-little" Then, hesitating,
with a quick movement she rolled up
the reboso off her head and placed it in
the other's yielding arms.
"A baby!" exclaimed the astonished
group that h:d formed about them, and
the young mother looked up and nod
ded and smiled. The elder laid her
hand on Boy's shoulder. "In MeJIco,
this one senorita; next monf senora
Somehow Boy wished she could cover
herself with calico from crown to sole,
ttad she pulled at her skirts as if to
lengthen them indefinitely.
"Scvadra aiiucha bueno," continued
the politic Mexican woman, patting
Boy's mortified aud shrinking shoulder
"Hanged l she ain't out here can
lltlilHlU IP. (till 1 uui iivi v .tw j
ass:ug for scvadra!" said the captain. I
s ::d he burst out laughing and turned !
on his heel i
Nete.-tl.elcss. when, a week later, the j
cavalcade took up Its march. Scvadra. I
tvlil. :.leri eve and frintres on his S
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mule stirrups, rode at the head.
CvptiriohK 90i. by
Julia 1). Fomtr
"its the intlueuce ot them women,
father." accused .Mrs. Robinson. "You'd
never hired that guide If it hadn't been
for them. I've thought that ever since
J they was here that day, lookin' at you
"Well, they did 'lectioneer some,
didn't they, mother?" admitted the
captain. "But I'd never taken him if
he hadn't been otherwise recommend
ed. Why, he went over this rond with
Beale and Whipple when thwr survey
' ed it." And, straddling the saddle, ho
rode off down the trail. Away behind
a cloud of dust kept him in touch wtith
his drove of cattle, and now he gallop
ed off more for the sake of "being a-do-
Ing" than from necessity. His heart
swelled with pride at his plethoric
wagons, at his well conditioned ox
teams, at Boy, just now running along
side Buck and Barley and guiding
them with a stick laid over their
yokes; at Tige, the faithful dog who
lay every night on watch at his wagon
tongue; at the big cloud of dust, be
tokening the size or his herd.
That day the Robinson train began
to string adventure upon the line that
stretched from the Iowa bottoms to
the Rio Colorado.
Hitherto the road had led through
comparative civilization, but now all
was uncertainty. The first indication
of the change was the chancier of the
soil and the tendency of vegetation to
ward tlwarf growth. These grew more
noticeable day by day. Ihcn came
real camp fare, though the herd kept
them supplied with milk, and fresh,
sweet butter, churned Itself I y the mo
tion of travel. Days and days the
oxen slowly tramped and turned their
cutis, and the sun grew hotter aud hot
ter and the desert nearer. Whatever
there was of Irritability in individual
temper no began to show itself. Two
of the men quarreled; another shoul
dered his pack and set off alone; the
captain swore once, he who had never
bet ore used an oath, lhe crove grew
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uneasy, with wayward htifers and
straying steers, and there was trouble
about the night watch.
One day Boy found a tarantula, a
great swelled, poisonous creature,
which ran after her on the tips of his
hairy toes. All these were signs of
what should come.
Then Zuni and the Navajo country.
Still in Its large provision a: d equip
ment the train was aristocrat y a-trav-el.
How kind the Zuni, how wary and
taciturn the Navajo! Also wl ite wom
en were scarce, very scarce, and one
day as they stopped at the Z ;ni pueb
lo for a ten days' rest anil recupera
tion a young American trader came
down to the camp. Robinson s eldest
da tighter, Adelaide, brought out the
dowered footstool, and in spirit he
knell upon It with his hand upon his
heart. Who could blame him, young
and lonely as he was? Yet how ocltlsh
and thoughtless is youth that, for the
sake of its own yearning, it could biud
a woman down to life like that as if
with thongs. The captain swore again,
and the blond trader sighed and took
the hint, yet gave a lingering, back
ward glance as he retired. Adelaide
threw her worsted over her hook and
made another loop in her crochet.
The child who wore moccasins ahead
of time got cactus thorns in her feet
and cried for shoes. Every heart In
some unexplained way began to look
back to Iowa and to love the old
friends and neighbors left there.
"Hoops were just coming In, and I
never had a set," said Adelaide regret
fully. It was like the children In the
wilderness remembering Egyptian
One morning at breakfast of slap
jacks and baconthey were in the des
ert now Boy listened to the conver
sation with attentiou. "I'aw, what Is a
comet?" she asked, afterward striving
to keep step with his strides.
"Watch tonight, and it's that thing
you'll see in the sky," he answered. So
she lay awake and saw a strange pres
ence. It was round, like a face, with
ilery hair strained off Its cheeks and
forehead and streaming away across
"Adelaide, are you afraid?" she whis
pered, her nose just above the covers.
"Well, a little. They say It means
"Some say trouble; some say the end
of the world."
"I ain't afraid of It; paw and maw'll
take tare of us," returned Boy boldly.
Thus do fathers and mothers seem to
children to stand between them and
even the end of the world. What a
pedestal of confidence for a human be
ing to occupy!
Yet, In spite of her boldness, Avheu
night came again Boy shuddered.
TO UK ('ONTIMJKI).J
MOViNG ON FRIDAY.
There Si'i'iiiN In lie n Lot of SiiperMi
t to ti liout It.
"Friday is a kind of holiday in out
business," saiil the professional mover.
"There is a big lot of superstition in
this matter, and. except in cases of
actual necessity, it is hard to get any
body to move on Friday. If a few
families that intend to change quar
ters soon could only be induced to put
aside their foolish prejudice againM
the sixth day of the week they could
be set up in "their new home with half
the trouble and inconvenience they will
experience on any other day. I have
explained that to many prospective
customers, but the chances are that
most of them will vote to join lhe rush
rather than tempt bad luck by moving
Iot of our movers dislike Friday
as much as the customers. Whatever
jobs are assigned to them they attend
to. of course, but every last man in
our employ will be glad if not a sin
S,L' ,-,l,r U!ls l'okl for Friday. They
c,a,, thul every sniashup they figure j
m eV0I'y "ccldent to the furniture
tf?IIsh ,oss or breakage, occurs on a
I'day so for their own sake they up-
1,01,1 ,1h 'tomors in their fight
against Friday." New York Press.
new short stories
An Unit tin hed Hero.
Colonel Henry Wattersou tells with
gusto of the eccentricities of a quaint
character In Frankfort, Ky., named
Zeke once gained the admiration of
his fellow townsmen by saving the
lives of ninny excursionists on a train
coining into Frankfort. There had
been a washout, resulting in a spread
ing of the rails. Zeke, discovering the
danger, tlagged the train in time to
prevent a disaster.
Some weeks thereafter a committee
of Frankfort citizens called upon Zeke
for the purpose of presenting to him ns
a testimonial of regard and esteem a
zi:ici: nxAMiNKD the watch.
gold watch that had been purchased by
the contributions of the townspeople.
i'he head of the committee, with a
grave bow, approached Zeke and said:
"Mr. Hopkins, it is the desire of the
good people of Frankfort that you shall,
in recognition of your vai r and merit,
be presented with this v.atch, which,
they trust, will ever remind you of
their undying friendship."
Without the least eaiotiou Zeke
!illte,l frmil llic lllnnlll n l.i?nr ctnviin
,,r .,,, ,, , . v , .
of tobacco Juice, took the watch from
its handsome case, turned it over and
over in his wrinkled ban 1 ami finally
asked with the utmost naivete:
"Where's the chain?"
Weather I)eliiv u Wold 1 11 nr.
Representative Livings! jii of Geor
gia arrived in Washington the other
day. bringing with him a typical story
of the south.
"A friend of mine down in one of
the small college towns of Ceorgia."
said Mr. Livingston, "has many pro
teges among the people in the moun
tain country near. Several years ago
there was a long dry spell in Georgia.
At about the beginning of it the wife
of one of the mountaineers died. The
disconsolate husband followed her Jo
the grave and was the last to leave the
burying ground. Ills footprints re
gained, large and distinct in the clay
beside the grave. Six weeks afterward
my friend drove out to see how the
widower was doing. He was found
hitting In the door of his cabin, star
ing hopelessly at the cloudless sky.
' "El" hit would only turn in an rain,
he said, I wouldn't ask nothin' of no
body.' " "The dry weather Is bail for the
crops, the visitor remarktil.
" ' 'Tain't crops.' said the widower.
'Hit's Miss Seliny Johnson. She
swears she won't marry me till it
' 'Why not?' the visitor asked.
" 'She 'lows hit wouldit be showlu'
proper respect for my first wife to
marry before my tracks In the grave
yard is washed out. I shore do wish hit
would turn in an' rain. I been courtln'
her six weeks. Good Lord, a man
kain't wait on the weather forever!' "
- Brooklyn Eagle.
An Kocentrlc Verdict.
A most unusual verdict was rendered
In a murder case In which the late E.
J. I'helps, formerly m. ulster to the
court of St. James, was Interested. A
small farmer In the western part of ahead of them by picking the flow
New York state was the defendant. t''" before the winged pests get a
charged with accidentally killing his
He had been able to get a jury com
posed entirely of married men, and he
then testified that the deceased, who
was n habitual drunkard, had used the
must Insulting language at the time of
the fatal occurrence. Tills appeal came
so completely home to the business and
the bosoms of his auditors that It only
took the Jury a few minutes to reach a
verdict, and when the foreman an
nounced It he said with great energy:
"Please, your honor, our verdict Is,
Served her right.' "New York Her
ald. JfewH From Venice.
George .Ado recently heard that an
old lady from the neighborhood down
In Indiana where he was born was in
town on a visit to a granddaughter.
Mr. Ado thought that theater tickets
would be a fitting attention, and on
consuuing uer us iu tier cuoicu 01 mhjs i
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Mie I'AiMuiuvu uiiu nut; iiiui aci-ii tut:
of Venice" over thirty
years ago and had always had a strong
desire to witness It again. He ac
cordingly looked to It that her wish
Calling the next day, he asked her
how she thought the performance com
pared with the one of long ago.
"Well," she replied, "Venice seems
to have spruced up a rl'ht smnrt bit,
but that Shylock La the same mean,
grasping critter that he used to be."
Constance was three, ner mother,
having forgotten to do something for
her which she had promised, said: "Oh.
darling. I forgot it! Wasn't It naughty
of me?" Constance replied consolingly.
"Oh, no, mother, dear; not naughty,
Stubb No. I can't get along with my
wife. To everything I say she retorts
"I beg to differ with you!" Penn You
are lucky, old man. My wife Just dif
fers without taking time to beg.
Koiitniice of n Hnnk Xotc.
A man who walked into the Bank of
England the other day and laid a ten
pound note on the counter was surpris
ed to hear the clerk say: "We can't
cash this. The note was stopped twenty-three
years ago "
Over twenty years back the note was
stopped by a clerk then in the employ
of one of the provincial branches of
the London and ( utility bank. It had
been brought in by au employee of one
of the bank's clients in order to be paid
into the client's account with some
loose ( '-.ange.
By a strange oversight the clerk, aft
er Jotting down the number of the note
and after counting the change, omitted
to take the bank note. When he dis
covered his error, note and messenger
had disappeared. Neither was seen
The clerk took counsel with a col
league at the counter, and for the sake
of their own prospects the two young
men determined to say nothing about
t rtV.f-. 1 .... 1
me juiair, nut 10 near tue loss them
selves. Each paid ." to make good the
loss and stopped the number.
The man who presented the note for
payment the othei day had found it
among the papers of his father, who re
The two clerks nstrumental In stop
ping the note were traced, and, though
both had left tin- employ of the Lon
don and County bank long ago. each
has received back his ."i after the lapse
of twenty-three years. London Mail.
Street Ice Cream.
Typhoid fever has been traced to va
rious causes, and for lung Ice cream has
been regarded as a means of conveying
this tlisease. In the Lancet some time
ago an account was given by Ir. W. G.
Barras of an alarming outbreak of en
teric fever which occurred in Septem
ber last at Govan. Scotland, and which
was clearly traced to infected ice
cream. It has been conclusively p lin
ed that the tlisease may be spread by
the use of ice and ice cream by the fact
that its micro-organism has been culti
vated after having been frozen in ice
for a very considerable period. There
are so many agencies by which typhoid
fever may be spread that it behooves
the health departments of cities to
keep a watchful eye on ail suspected
sources of infection and means of dis
semination. The ice cream sen ton is
fast approaching, ami it would be well
to exercise vigilance over the iiiethols
employed in its manufacture bv the
lorde of peripatetic venders of this
popular summer delicacy in New York.
The importance of the far cast in the
commerce of the world at the present
time is strikingly illustrated by this
statement, made by the bureau of sta
tistics; The port at which in l!u; was the
largest vessel tonnage movement was
Iongkong. The total amount of the
tonnage of the vessels entering and
clearing from it was about !!(.( (OO.OOO.
or. If Chinese junks engaged In the for
eign tratle be Included, more than 21,-
000.000. London is second, with 10,-
OOo.uoi). followed closely by Antwerp.
ine tonnage or .New York In V.HH was
S.OOO.ooo. Hongkong, It may be re-
meiiibenil. is a free port at which many
vessels engaged In the Chinese, Japa
nese and Australasian tratle call. Lon
don would head the list but for the
fact that often its vessels take part of
their cargo from another British port.
as Cardiff, and receive their foreign
clearance at It.
IIccn l'olftou Some Flowera.
At the Kennebec conservatory a gen
tleman was looking over the show of
plants and dowers when he asked Sti-
perintendent OI111 If he ever had trou
ble with bees in his glass houses.
"Yes." replied Mr. Olm. "In the
early spring and through the spring
months I have a great deal of bother
with bees. They dodge into one dow
er, then Into another. In which by
sprinkling the pollen of the lirst dower
they destroy the second."
For example, a pink bloom into
which a pollen covered bee had down
would close over night, and the only
remedy, ns Mr. Olm remarked, was to
keep a sharp lookout for the bees and
chance nt them. Lewiston Journal.
Gothlu Type to IHame.
According to the Berliner Tageblatt,
the shortsightedness of recruits Is be
ginning to cause anxiety to the Ger
man war otiice. "Bismarck himself,"
comments the London Chronicle, "who
had to take to glasses long before he
was out of otiice, was strongly of this
opinion, though, from motives of pa
triotism, he would not hear of the abo
lition of the gothlc type and Invariably
refused the gift of any book printed
in roman characters. But the antl
gotlilc party Is now gaining ground,
and several newspapers and numerous
scientific works are printed In roman
type, which the emperor himself Is
said to favor."
A Sivan'n Mourn Iiijc.
A swan about which a curious story
1 Is told In Cumberland has just return-
, , u . - r .
cd for Its summer visit to Moorhouse
Originally tle sw an took up his abode
on the lakelet In company with his
mate, but their nest was robbed, and
the female bird died, apparently iro
ken hearted. The bereaved consort cov
ered the body with leaves and reeds
Every spring since he has regularly
returned to the grave, alwnj-s alone,
and, with the water hens for company,
swims disconsolately about the tarn
throughout the summer. London Ex
press. It's DifTercnt When If Your Own.
"Young Dr. Keelhyme always Im
pressed me as having nerves of iron.
Judging by the cool way he perforins
the most serious operations." remark
ed his friend, "but yesterday when I
met him in consultation he was the
most excited and rattled man I have
seen in a long while."
"It must have been a most unusual
aud extraordinary case."
"No; one of the doctor's own children
had a mild attack of measles." New
HUMOR OF THE HOUR
vuat is a Dacnelor, pa?" asked the
Inquisitive small boy.
"A bachelor, my son," replied the
parent, "Is a man who has resisted all
endeavors on the part of woman to ren
der his life miserable through mar
"Aud what is a bachelor girl, then,
pa? It says something In this news
paper about bachelor girls."
bachelor girl, my child." answered
'eight boy's mother, looking up
u.e loon she was reading. "Is a
h) has resisted all endavors on
; t of man to render her life mis
The small boy looked puzzled, and
well he might.-Modern Society
Some "VInli It nid.
A little four-year-old was watelilng
his mother as she climbed on a cluir to
wind the big. old fashioned clock. It
had stopped, and as she kept on Tim
ing the key the boy grew very serious,
as If a great thought had struck him.
Presently he asked:
"Mamma, when the clock stops does
time stop too?"-LIppIncott's Maga
zine. Took It an I'cmonal.
Daisy Why was Maude Oldgirl so
angry ubout her photographs? Didn't
they flatter her?
Maisle Oh, they were as pretty as
the artist could make them, but on the
back of each one it said, "The original
of this picture Is carefully preserved."
Mix Little Joke.
Mr. Peck (reading) Miss Strongmind
has decided not to wear dresses any
Mrs. Peck--My goodness! What Is
she going to wear?
Mr. Peck Dresses; but she says they
are long enough now. Chicago News.
She OiiRht to Know.
"Good evening, Bud. Is your sls
"No, Mr. Dennis. She Is not at home."
"You are mistaken. My name isn't
"Sister said It was." Houston Post.
She Hnd Dusted.
Mrs. Tldlnlce Wonder if Jane dusted
the rooms downstairs this morning?
Mr. Tidinice Guess j-ou wouldn't ask
if you had been downstairs. Why, you
can't see across the dining room for
dust. Boston Transcript.
Percy But if you quarrel with me
about nothing before we are married,
what may I expect afterward?
Corlnne From what I hear few
wives ever have to quarrel about noth
"Mr. Bllgglns Insists on telling all the
bright things his children say."
"Yes," answered Miss Cayenne, "and
even at that he is more entertaining
than when he tries to be original."
"I think." said the reporter. i"that
the public would like to know how you
managed to live to such a great age."
"By perseverance," replied the cen
tenarian. "I jest kept on livln'." Phil
"Life Is getting to be an awful bur
den," said the man with the crimson
"No wonder," rejoined his good wife.
"You are nearly always loaded." De
Anked and Answered.
"Pa," said little Willie, who had been
reading a treatise ou phrenology,
"what Is n bump of destructiveness?"
"Why er a railroad collision, I sup
pose." Philadelphia Ledger.
Now comes the tlmo when linen sulta
The populace will don.
And truly, new. they will be "beauU"
And comforts every one!
But thn the laundryman will get
HIa (Tip upon the prize
And soon convert the father's pet
To little Willie's size!
New Orleans Times-Democrat
Miss Fluffy-What do you think Is
the most Important part of a woman's
Married Man-The cost.-Detroit I ree
He Crowded, were you? I thought
you went early to avoid the rush?
She So I did, but about 5.000 other
people did the same thing. Town and
When the wind blows from the south
and one of the Islanders of south Ice
land wishes to communicate with the
mainland he puts his letters into a well
corked bottle, and to insure their de
livery he incloses nt the same time a
plug of twist tobacco or a cigar. The
wind speedily Impels the bottle to the
shore of the mother Island, where peo
ple are generally on the lookout.
Avoid multiplicity of business. The
man of one thing Is the man of suc
FACTS IN FEW LINES
Sweden's biggest export Is timber,
lhe sells ?2".000,J00 worth a year.
When reconstructed the Erie canal
tvill be four times as long as the Suez
San Francisco's fire chiefs now use
three automobiles when answering
A statue of General Lew Wallace Is
to be placed in the national gallery of
statues by the state of Indiana.
The municipality of Amsterdam plnns
the erection of an anatomical. labora
tory on the most improved style.
King Kdward has given the head of
his famous horse. Ambush IL, to the
Natural History museum of London.
The rate at which the Zulus can ran
in an emergency Is astonishing. Some
will cover as much as fifty miles In sir
hours. Fight miles an hour Is common.
Fra lice's wine harvest In 1004 was
LT-l.t.n.'P.Jjr.o gallons. A mathematician
las estimated that this Is the equiva
ent of a canal of wine 10 feet deep.
100 feet wide and -14 miles long.
Twenty years ago Watertown, Conn.,
was known widely because of the splen
did cattle raised within its limits, but
now few farmers raise cattle, aud the
quality is not up to the old standards.
Japan remembers Its friends even in
wartime. On the occasion of his sev
entieth birthday Professor .7. J. ein
of Bonn, Germany, received a cable
gram of congratulation from the Uni
versity of Tokyo.
Owing to the climatic deterioration
and insect destruction of the wooden
poles the eightj- miles of telephone line
In Abyssinia have to be constantly pa
trolled by special police to Insure con
Staten Island will soon have a natu
ral history museum in which will be
displayed the collection of specimens
and the library of the Natural Science
association of Staten Island and make
that body a semlpubllc institution.
Japan has 4,507 postofllces and 51,347
letter boxes. It ranks In this matter
next to Germany, the United States,
France and Great Britain. The num
ber of letters forwarded last year was
J0.j,000,000; of postal cards, 4S3.000,
000. The shortest will on record in Bucks
county. Pa., has been probated by Reg
ister of Wills Badcllffe. It disposes of
the property of John D. Dugan, late of
Bristol, and reads, "Mary, from my day
out everything belongs to you that I
Five presidents of the United States
have tiled In otiice and have been suc
ceeded under the provisions of the con
stitution by vice presidents. Three of
these met death at the hands of as
sassins, the other two expiring from
The largest electrical sign in the
world is on the North river In New
York harbor, the Individual letters be
ing sixty-eight feet high, yet its opera
tion for five hours a day costs only ?3
for power. The lamps of which lt
composed ar of four cantllepower.
lMiysiclans in Loudon ascribe the In
creasing Insanity among women to liv
ing in flats. The conveniences are such
that fiat dwellers have nothing to do
but tlo nothing, and the theory Is that
many women lose their minds because
there is nothing to occupy their minds.
The oldest outstanding deposit book
issued by the savings bank at Middle-tou-n".
Conn., was presented a few days
since for payment. The account was
opened In 1833 with a deposit of $2.
and this was the only money deposited
on the account. The bank paid the
Thenew tunnel to be built by the
Michigan Central Hallway company
under the Detroit river at Detroit will
be of steel, re-enforced and strengthen
ed ou the inside by cement ana wen
ventilated and lltwith electricity. There
will be two steel tubes built side by
side crossing the river. The tunnel will
rest on rock or clay.
Fancy dress balls are becoming very
popular in London. At n big one the
other night In Chelsea one married cou
ple appeared as a pair of poodles. The
get-up was from Paris and so marvel
ously realistic that report does say that
one nnlraal lover flew to pat the crea
tures and was rewarded by being bit
ten in the small of the leg.
The record for getting married and
settled in short order went all to
smash In Bangor, Me., recently when
Frank Reeves, an ex-pollceman of Ma
chias, and Mrs. Laura Mace of Ells
worth bought a house, furniture to fur
nish it. were married and ate their first
meal In their new house Inside of five
hours from the time they arrived In
A task begun fifty years ago has just
been completed by Miss Susie Stonesi
fer of Hanover, Pa. In 1ST.5 she began
making a patch quilt, and after sewing
for half a century she has finished the
household article, which is a model of
neatness and beauty. It is a nine
square quilt. by 7 feet in size, and
contains patches of fabrics made scores
of years ago.
New South Wales owns more than 00
per cent of the entire number of sheep
pastured in the provinces of Australia.
Since 1S0O the wool clip has brought to
New South Wales alone the enormous
! sum of ?l,:':'0,0tMUO0. Nearly 250.000.-
IKMJ pounds of wool are yearly exported
from New South Wales. Angora goats
have also been bred In the colony, and
there are at present nearly 40,000 of
them In the country.
The Minneapolis Tribune tells or a
family of nine children, all of whom
were born previous to 1S50 and whose
ranks were never invaded by death un
til last March. They are referred to as
"a typical sturdy Minnesota family" in
spite of the fact that the parents were
natives of Maine and that all of the
nine children were born iu Bangor pre
vious to the migration of the family to
the west nearly half a century ngo.
Here lies Jane White, wife of Thom
as White, stonemason. This monu
ment was put up out of respect for her
memory and ns n specimen of his work
manship. Tombs In the same style.
50. Loudon Tit-Bits.
A very famous American dentist met
the English husband of an American
friend of mine with the genial congrat
ulation: "My dear sir, I wish you joy!
You have married a first rate set of
teeth." Fortnightly Review.