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WOMAN AND FASHION FACTS IN FEW LINES.
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NEW SHORT STORIES
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The CnhlUtN" Kino Job.
"1 am a cuhlist." sai.. the well dress
til gentleman in the cafe. "I belong to
one of tl finest callings on earth. I
travel around the world as the spirit
moves me. 1 draw a errand salary, and
1 don't average more than six hours'
work a day.
"Young as 1 am. I have worked in
Marseilles. Brest. London. New York.
IJ-n1.m. Havre. Alexandria. Aden. In
dia. South Ameriea and the west eoast
"A good eable operator, you know,
can work anywhere. His company
will shift him wherever he wants to
go in reason or he can give tip his Job
and travel to another cable station in
dependently, assured of picking up on
his arrival another good place.
"fabling is hard. You work in black
darkness. The messages are transmit
ted to you in flashes of light. You read
these Hashes as a land operator reads
'Tabling is ditlicult because, on ac
count of its expense, every patron of it
use. some sort of cipher. You don't
semi messages that say. 'Will be de
layed In town over night. lon"t wor
ry, John,' or 'l'lease send the hun
dred at once.' The message transmit
ted by eable run. 'Hangyhyl 217 ake
11T. 7..' or 'Corrupt say heave indent
"My uncle, a eablist. helped to ca
ble from London to Xew York the text
of Disraeli's 'Lothair. the only novel
that has ever been cabled."- Minne
The "World's CrcatCNl I'ort.
"Hongkong." says Alleyne Ireland in
"The Far Eastern Tropics." "was ced
ed to England by China in 1M2 by the
treaty of Nankin. At that time the
population of the colony was about
r.o00. made up of pirate-:. fishermen,
farmers and granite workers, living in
huts made of baked mud bricks and
holding no intercourse with the out
side world beyond (.'anion, which lies
ninety mile-: to the north.
"This was sixty years ago. and today
Hongkong has a population of S',uoO
souls, a title city for its capital, splen
did roads, schools, churches, banks,
hospitals, clubs hotels, newspapers.
electric light, cable cars in short, al
most everything which we are accus
tomed to associate with the idea of ad
vanced cMlizatton -while it is connect
ed with the outside world by cable and
by the most extensive syjetu of steam
ship linos which converge at any .-ingle
irt in the world."
Hoaglior is the biggest seaport in
world, its --hipping surpassing that
f London or Xew York in quantity.
Hut it is not a colony in the usual
sense. It is about the size of Manhat
tan Island - a port and nothing more.
Death of (tlptiicnrry'ji Dtiuehtor.
It seems wonderful to read of the
death of a daughter of the highland
chief who was the original of Fergus
Msnlvr in "Waverley." Mrs. Forbes.
tnthor of Sir William Forbes of Plt
tiigu. who has just died at the age of
flghiy-four. was a daughter of Alexan
der. MacDonell. the sixteenth chief of
Glengarry, who was an intimate friend
of Scott, ami there are many refer
ences to him in Lockhart's delightful
biography of his father-in-law. "Glen
garry" was the last highland chieftain
who kept up the ancient feudal cus
toms as far as possible, and he always
traveled in befitting state with :f "tail"
f clansmen in attendance.
He Hed In 1S-J.S. leaving his immense
property heavily Incumbered. I lis son
and successor emigrated to Australia,
ami the estates of Glengarry and Glon-qWAk-h
were sold In 1.S40 for 120.o0
to the late Lord Dudley, then Lord
Ward, from whom they were after
ward purchased by lid ward Ellice
("the Pear"i. and they now belong to
Ids dauehter-In-law. Scott described
;i"Mgarry as "savage and pictur
esque." London Truth.
1)Iiciii- Cnrrlcd by Sprnv.
A Frewh military surgeon in Algiers
has recently found that spray driven
ashore from a stormy sea ean effective
ly transmit disease germs. Carrying
on his investigations at Bab-ol-oued,
near Algiers, at a point where a num
ber of sewers discharged Into the sea.
1m- found that the spray, which was
driven some 1T0 feet ashore and high
Into the air, contained three times the
nmiuber of germs ordinarily present In
ttoe air. This spray forms a mist
which ermoatcs the houses near to
tie water's edge, and in it a number
f virulent bacilli were found. When
a gale is blowing offshore the effect is
silli imr pronounced and the propor
ikMi of germs Increased, and the in
vestigator 1 convinced that steps
should be taken to protect shores from
sewtigu pollution.- Harper's Weekly.
A flood Thlnic to ICnojv.
Prince Eitel Fritz of Prussia, second
sum of the Einjwror William, is on a
visit to the Duehe-s of Albany at Chire
mont. Several of the papers announce
that the young prince will be ''re
ceived" by the king, it Is only individ
uals who are not royal who are "re
ceived" by a sovereign: princes and
princesses "visit" a sovereign. There is
an enormous difference between the
two expressions in the eyes of court
and diplomatic people.
An Art Ufa Criticism.
Probably no two artists ever critl- ,
elsed eacii other more severely than :
did Fuseli and Northcote. yet they re
ma hied fast friends. At one time Fu
soll was looking at Northcote's paint- '
lug of the angel meeting Balaam and
his nss. "How do you like It?" asked
Northcote after a long silence. "North
cote." replied Fuseli promptly, "you're
an angel at an ass, but an ass at an
Cheering Illin Up.
"Well," remarked Hercules cheerful
ly as ho gazed up at Atlas, "you seem
to be bearing up pretty well, even If
the whole world is down on you."
roily of Longevity.
The centenarian Is n man who has
mistaken quantity for quality. The
centenarian's life Is not always life at
all. It Is sometimes no more than a
bad habit. They live longest who live
least. London Tatler.
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As he placed her in the saddle and
led on at the bridle the captain plucked
the flower of crimson Joy and laid it
next his heart, for come enemy, thirst,
starvation, no savage hand had touch
ed his little maid, and while a bullet
still stayed in his revolver at least
they could die together.
"I must have dropped U,J" hand from
the wagon." said Hoy, "for I was dead
for sleep. When I woke and groped
about and spoke into that great silence
it was as if I called into a well. Then
I screamed once before I thought of ;
Indians, and the ring of coyotes all (
about me In the dark answered with a
yelp, and 1 know I was safe as long as
no one interrupted their guard. 1 said
to mvself you would come for me in
He forced the Mnif a In ttix u her teith.
the morning, paw. And tin coyotes
never left off bowling all night When
1 shut my eye- again I rem-'inbered
grandma w sitting in a rockii.g chair
in the chimney corner at home, and of
how -he told mo once a storx or some
thing about not a sparrow failing to the
ground without God saw it. and how
the ery hairs of my head were all
eouiitisl. Then 1 seemed to dreau. that
if God saw a sparrow he snw me. Wo.
and I wasn't alone if lie just saw me.
When I woke again the hot sun was
hining, and 1 lay still, so as not to ln
seen by anybody else, and watched foi
The captain's face worked spasmod
ically, and he dropped the reins and.
coining round to Boy. cried in his
weakness and his thankfulness such
tears as arc blossoms to memory long
after they are shed.
Meantime, thus given her head. Lucy
plodded on with expressive ears, swerv
ing a little by and by to the right, ami
Hoy said. "Don't you cry, paw." and
then In a pleased voice. "Why. I sea
No. P.oy." answered the captain,
"don't trust your eyes; that's mirage.
P.ut it does look so good, doesn't it.
once again to ee something that looks
like a bush? Hut it's all deceit. Hoy:
all deceit. It's desert hereabouts for
miles -,:id miles-. Why. the horse's foot
,eae a track! Look behind! Here's
where I found our last night's trail.
And the impression .still remains. This
.-round isn't all sand here, but oh.
i an it be those are real bushes, after
:!!'; Why. Boy, then there's water
near! Water! Do you hear? Look at
The old horse's head was up. hoi
eyes shone, Iky nostrils worked, ami
then she whinnied as she had whinnied
when she passed that way before
wiser in her instinct than the intent
lUUian being who was her master.
'1 hen came a ground liaky with al
kali, and then a bit of rushy marsh,
and then u pool of clear, dark water.
sare lit to drink save by wanderers
of de-ert :mds. It was an oasis In
deed, but after flic string;, bit of jerk
ed beef taken from the saddlebags
viii caton the tense threads of the cap
tain's miiKi .slackened, and he began
to think ahead.
"Tliis must be the very brackish
mai-h Sevadra meant, and he missed
it in the night." he said. "They'll be
hard pushed. I'm afraid. And P.abe
oh. Hoy. she seemed very sick. It
.-eems as if this crossing the plains
took a man's very heart out of him.
Lucy hail more sense than a dozen
men that passed within a mile of this
spot last night, and I remember now
how restless and unruly the animals
got once. Surely they sinelled water
then, and not one of us guessed it.
We'll rest hero till night comes, or
we'll be cut off. and then we'll start.
To the north and east. Sevadra said."
P.ut as the sun went down like a red
hot plate a hall dozen horsemen seem
ed to plunge in upon them, springing J
up from the horizon, gradually resolv
ing into blue clothes and army caps,
and so into friends, if strangers. They
explained the presence of a detachment
quartered at Zuni and sent out to quell
a threatened restlessness among the
Xavajos. It appeared the train had
been tinder surveillance all the way
along by various Indians whose lines
they had traveled through. So the
word had been passed along from one
to another, and linally a friendly Nava
jo had told It to a Zuni herding sheep.
i)n the almost certain chance of tinding
the company "given out," a relief par
ly had been sent, these keeping on at j
tne word mat two more were miu m
As he listened to the tale it was '
borne In upon Captain Uobiusou how
he and his had been kept, as It were. ;
in the very hollow of a tJreat Hand
through a trail of unseen dangers, and, j
opening his hearl, he laid upon its altar J
a vow which grew In after days into
resolve and then to purpose, as one
may grow a passion flower from a
dropped seed. He vowed that if in the
past he had been an indifferent, god
less man, each day of the future -should
find him at some moment standing
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witn oared head in acknowledgment of
With one last, blissful wallow in the
marsh, old Lucy was saddled, P.oy was
boosted to her back, and, the captain
and a soldier riding double, the caval
cade rode away, brave In Its numbers.
The waiting train was overtaken aud
greetings given, one strange youug
man wringing the captain's hand with
effusion in the early dawn and compel
ling Hoy to shrink from his proffered
embrace. Was It could It be- it was
the blond young trader from Zuni,
who. Impatient on the wings of love,
had left his post and come to snatch
Adelaide from the dangers he fain
would have spared her at the first.
And. weak and worn. Adelaide had
put her tired head on his shoulder, and
he had gathered her limp form to him
self. When, under guard of soldiers,
the shrunken train of two wagons left
for Albuquerque. Adelaide stayed be
hind, content to be the wife of a com
parative stranger and the only white
woman In Zuni.
Next day the captain's wife was
busy sewing as she tended the child,
who. with good food, had grown better
"Making something new. mother?"
the captain asked.
"No; letting down the hem of one
of Hoy's dresses." she answered, thus
briefly introducing him to a crisis.
Another pang smote the captain, aud
he was not astonished when some one
told him by and by about the white
lock bleaching his temples, for. too.
the youngest child grew too sick to
care about the beaded moccasins that
had been her pride, as having been em
broidered by a squaw and bartered
from a brave (the coward!'. And when,
at Albuquerque. Sevadra's wife and
daughter came to their camplirc again
their -mined faces spoke the universal
language of sympathy, for the child
was dead- from the want and exposure
it had suffered.
"One in Zuni and one in Albu
querque!" mourned the captain, and
for a moment he stood, with hat in hand,
before his Jod. who had both preserved
and taken away: then, with stout heart
still uuconquered. by another route set
his face toward California, with her
long horned cattle.
As for P.oy. she picked up her skirts
now and then that she might fling
her heels in the old way. but a new and
strange demeanor had fallen upon her.
which her father sadly called "the
flight of time."
When to the given valley in Califor
nia there came a letter from the Iowa
river bottoms reading. "Come back
to the old home, to your eldest broth
er' gold wedding; let us all stand
together by the graves in the ceme
tery again." the captain lifted his
grandchild to his knee -Hoy's bnby
- and remembered the past. Then,
taking pen and paper, he wrote In a
trembling lmnd. "My regrets."
DRAWING FINE WIRE.
Diamond Ills Are t'sed. Steel Xot
Helm; Hard KiioiikIi.
Diamonds are used quit. extensively
i dies for drawing wire of the small
est -ie fur instance, the sizes le-s
than. say. twenty live one thousandths
I" an inch diameter.
The hardest steel dies are not suitable
for this- work for the reason that the
wear upon them so enlarges the die
that the diameter of the wire is not uni
form within the required percentage of
variation at the beginning and end of
it drawing. Sapphires are ued sometimes-
for this work. Copper, silver and
platinum are the metals usually drawn
to the very small size-.
With diamond dies it is practicable
to draw platinum to a diameter of live
Jen thousandths of an inch. An idea
of the fineness of a copper wire drawn
to only three oue-tlioiisautiths of an
inch in diameter may be gathered from
the fact that in one pound of the metal
there are over six miles of such wire.
The weight of the diamonds used for
this work is from four to live carats,
and they are uncut except n-: to the die.
The value of these die-, which, of
course, are not of the first water, va
ries from :l."i to $"Jil a carat, and sev
er.! 1 hundred thousand dollars' worth
of diamonds are utilized as dies in the
various wire factories of this country
alone.- Electrical Iteview.
GEOMETRY IN BATTLE.
Uy .Mm rlhoriiuxrli Won IIIm ;rent
ietor nt Kit mi II ie.
The genius of Marlborough seized up
on the simple fact that the arc is great
er than its chord when he won his
great victory at Kaiiiilllcs. The French
army under Villeroi was posted In an
arc on a ridge of hills. Their left ex
tended to tlie village of Autre Egliso
and owing to the steepness of the hills
aud ihe river and marsh in front was
in .-in almost impregnable position.
Their forces swept round on the top of
the ridge till they reached on the ex
treme right a height behind the village
of Itamiliies known as the Tomb of t
tamond. Marlborough saw that this height was
tin key to the position. He llrst made
a vigorous feint on Autre Eglise and
so caused the French generals to hurry
in person to that point. Then he moved
large bodies of troops rapidly and se
cretly along the chord of the arc and
carried the position on the French right
before Villeroi had time to bring up re
enforcements by the longer line of the
Tliis Is easily understood when It is
remembered that the chord of an arc Is
a straight line joining the extremities
of an an- or two p-iints in a curve.
I-'rom the Courtroom.
Judge Ha Ise your hand to take the
oath. (The witness puts up the left
one). Judge Not that one. Witness
Which one? Lust i go Hlatter.
Sow good services; sweet remem
brances will grow from them. Mme.
They Met Aitin.
A mold Daly, who has made such a
good thing of Hernanl Shaw and who
speaks of bringing that lively Irish
man to this side next winter, Is in
volved in the following:
Miss Louise dosser, who played
Pros.sy, the typewriter, in "Candida"
last season, told the story at n well
known dramatic school the other day.
"When I resolved to go upon the
stage," said Miss Closser, "being still
a young thing, I went to Mr. Froh
man's olllce, steadying ray nerves at
the door by repeating over and over
again, 'Perseverance Is the price of
success," and such like bracing senti
ments. In that way I got as far as
"THEN WAIT," SAID MISS CLO.iSElI.
the anteroom. There 1 saw an olllce
boy sitting with his feet upon the desk
and a newspaper before him.
"'Is Mr. Frohman In?' I asked.
"'Naw, said the olllce boy without
changing his position or raising his
"Then I'll wait.' said I. I waited
an hour in silence. Then it occurred to
me to put n simple question. I ad
dressed the still absorbed olllce boy.
"'When will Mr. Frohman bo in?'
'"He ain't goin' to be In,' he answer
ed shortly. 'He's In Europe.'
"Naturally I retired after that.
When 1 went Into Mr. Daly's company
last winter I told him the story.
"Were you that girl?' he said. 'I
was that otlice boy.'" New York
Tltt; Wrotitr Interpretation.
There is in New York an Omar
Khayyam club, and at a recent dinner
of this organization a member said:
"Fitzgerald I never met. I have
only met one poet. He was Alfred
Tennyson. My meeting with Tenny
son was not particularly happy.
"1 brought a letter of introduction
from John Hriglit. and Tennyson re
ceivt d me cordially. I am no great
lover of poetry, but I thought It best
to praise Tennyson's work nt tills
time, ami I did so with warmth. I had
even got by heart for the occasion a
stanza from the poem of 'Maud,' and I
repeated the stanza with gusto:
"Birds in the h!j;h wall garden
When the twilight was falling.
Maud. Maud. Maud, Maud.
They m-iu crying and calling.
"I paused a moment after this quo
tation. Then I said heartily:
" 'A beautiful description. One can
almost hear the nightingales.'
"Nightingales?' said Tennyson.
Nonsense! They were rooks- rooks.' "
Advertising the War.
Uiehard Harry, the adventurous
young California correspondent with
the Japanese forces, tells some amus
ing stories of the trials and tribula
tions of his colleagues at the front
It appears that shortly after the be
ginning of hostilities there were a num
ber of American correspondents In a
portion of northern Manchuria still
held by the Itussians who were very
anxious to secure from the St. Peters
burg government permission to accom
pany the troops southward. This per
mission was denied and notification
gieii the correspondents In a body.
"We think you are making a great mis
take." said one of the correspondents
to the oliieer who had read his gov
"Possibly." returned the polite Rus
sian, with a smile, "but I don't see
how it can be helped."
At this juncture a brash young man
from Chicago Interjected with:
"It seems to me that your govern
ment is taking a big chance with us.
Suppose we should collectively and In
dividually advise our publications to
refrain from advertising your old
war?"- New York Times.
Condoled Wltli the Senator.
Ex Senator William E. Chandler of
New Hampshire cn.iovs a good Joke
even when the laugh Is on himself. He
told this one recently;
"When I failed of reelection four
years ago." said the New Hampshire
man. "I received sceral letters of con
dolence on my defeat. One was from
an absolute stranger, and after reading
what he said I was at a loss to know
whether he was really sincere or Just
ery cute. He wrote like this:
"'It gives me profound sorrow to
learn that you were not re-elected.
Your long service In the seuate certain
ly entitled you to another term. How
r, I feel sure that before long you
w II again be found at the public crib.'
"My correspondent." commented Mr. .
Chandler, "hit the nail on the head, all
right, for a short time later I was pre
vailed upon to accept my present posi
tion at the head of the Spanish claim
commission "-Brooklyn Eagle. j
Stone Sole For Shorn. '
An inventor has hit upon a method ,
of putting what are practically stone I
soles on boots and shoes. He mixes a
waterproof glue with a suitable quan- ,
tity of clean quartz sand and -spreads
it over the leather sole used as foun- j
dation. These quartz soles are said
to be very flexible aud practically In- .
destructible and to give the foot a firm j
Ik. Id even on the most slippery surface.
I know of no manner of speaking so
offensive as that of giving praise and ,
closing it with an exception. Steele.
Photographs may now be taken In
the public parks of Washington with
out a permit from the war department.
For several years it lias been ordered
that amateur photographers should ob
tain a permit to take pictures any
where In the parks and public grounds
This was done to relieve President
Koosevolt's children from the annoy
mice they suffered from the snapshot
proclivities of tourists and residents
who went taking pictures.
General Bingham, then In charge of
public buildings and grounds, prohibit
ed picture taking, and It has been rig
idly en force 1 by the government police
men in the parks ever since. Colonel
Hroniwell recently announced that the
order would be abrogated except as to
the grounds around the White House,
where it will still be necessary to have
a permit to take pictures.
I'uNftiiiic of (Tiumhcrliit'H.
The sale at public auction of the old
Chamberlin hotel, corner of Fifteenth
and 1 streets, marks the fall of the cur
tain on the final act in the history of
the most celebrated and unique resort
in America. There never was another
place like John Chaniberlin's In Wash
ington or any other city, nor will its
duplicate ever be seen. The remarka
ble personality of Chamberlin himself
was a guarantee that he would not op
orate a place on commonplace and con
ventional lines. His house was called a
hotel, and so It was after n fashion, but
it was far more in the nature of a club
and rendezvous for a coterie of men
that included many whose names were
household words throughout the na
tion. It was in ISSo that Chamberlin took
possession of the modest looking red
brick structure which had been the
home of lion. Fernando Wood, ex
mayor of New York city, while ho was
a Democratic member of congress. The
property still belongs to his heirs and
Is being sold for their benefit.
It has been suggested by P. V. De
fJraw. fourth assistant postmaster gen
oral, to Mrs. H. V. Boynton. former
secretary general of the Daughters of
Founders and Patriots of America,
that the historic spot to be marked
tills year by Unit society be the place
where the forces of General Braddock
landed iu their incursion against the
French aud Indians. The rock that Is
said by tradition to have been the one
used as a stepping stone for the troops
when they landed Is at the foot of
what is now known as Observatory
hill, at Twenty-third and 15 streets
Km nU I nt; (Ittrdcit Scedx.
For the first time the postoflice de
partment a few days ago passed on the
right of a congressman to send through
the mail under his frank garden seed
that he bought In the open market. For
years and years congress has been
making enormous appropriations for
the purpose of seed for congressional
distribution, and this seed has always
been sent through the mall under
franks. But never until recently has
any senator or representative found it
necessary to buy seed in addition to
those furnished by the government.
This distinction belongs to Kepre
sentative Brooks of Colorado, a "mem
ber at large." The department held
that seed not furnished by the depart
ment of agriculture could not be
Wall of the Ilotntidn.
Elliott Woods, superintendent of the
capitol, is conducting an experiment on
a section of the wall in the rotunda
with the view of determining what is
best to do bi produce the most desirable
color effect In the walls.
For many years paint lias boon thick
ly applied to the dome and upper walls
of the rotunda. The scheme now is to
reinoe the paint from the Virginia
sandstone, of which the walls are built,
and allow the walls to remain without
coloring of any kind, the expectation
being that age will give a more pleas
ing and effective tint than can he ob
tained from paint.
To Light Capitol Do mo.
Three thousand Incandescent electric
lamps vrill soon be placed in the dome
of the capitol, and it will then outshine
the dome of the Congressional library,
far famed for Its great brilliancy.
The lights are to be arranged In four
rows around the dome. The first row
will light the large fresco painting at
the top. The other rows will be of dif
ferent distances and so arranged that
they cannot be seen. Only the light ef
fect will be noticeable. Lights will also
be placed over the eight large oil paint
lugs that hang on the walls of the ro
I'resldent In tin Auto.
President Hooscvelt, who has had
an aversion to automobiles, went out
for his first ride in Washington a few
days ago. He left the White Houso In
a big touring car hired at a local gar
age, accompanied by Assistant Score
tary Murray of the department of com
merce and labor and Mr. I lay. who is
the private tutor of Theodore Uoose
velt. Jr. The president and his com
panions took a long ride out the con
duit road along (he Potomac in the di
rection of, Groat Falls.
I'rnponcd Convention Hull.
"I am glad to see this movement for
a big convention hall In Washington,"
said ex-Congressman A. M. Bliss of
New York at the Shoreham.
"With the building of a mammoth
auditorium I am here to predict that
the long intervals of dull times In
Washington will be a thing of the past.
There Is not a week In the year that
some big convention could not be in
session here if only the proper housing
facilities existed. Let us have that an
dltorlum with tin least possible delay."
Knsy to Kemembcr.
Hostess My dear count, you must
j pardon me. but I have such a very
poor memory for names. It's a real
affliction. I have forgotten yours. The
Count Yon shoult g mztilt a specialist
on inendal diseases, my tear madam:
you really shoult. My name Is Kas
kowowsklchnitllngloskl. London An
The Ofllee S-.-l;.i the Mnn.
Hoax Do you believe the otlieo
should seek the man? Joa.v- The tax
office generally does. Philadelphia
A !Ieentiiic fJitrment.
Our iI!u-4tr-!t;oii depict -in up to date
and becoming yet simple jacket for
spr-og, with si eves hiitl in three Imck
u.ud turning fucks nt the IxUtom and
iiiii-hed with turned l.e-l; cuffs. The
rolling slnul collar is narrower than
tlio-e of the last season, and the pep-
DKKSSY UMJUSE JACKET.
lum may be used or omitted. The
writer would suggest developing this
model In black aud white checked
goods, with a vest of black chiffon vel
vet, or cheviot in two shades of gray
would be a suitable medium, using the
light gray for the body part and the
darker for the vest. Buttons matching
or In contrast with the material of tho
jacket would add a finishing touch.
The material required for the medium
size Is four and one-half j-ards thirty
six inches wide.
Collar and Cttlf Set.
Hovers and collar and cuff sets are
the order of the day now. Indeed no
jacket suit, whether linen or otherwise,
is complete without such adornments.
The variety anil originality of these de
pend entirely upon a girl's own taste
and ability to work. She may get the
simplest of pal terns and cut them out
of plain white linen or pique for gen
eral wear, or she may put an unlimit
ed amount of Ingenuity and work up
on these of daintiest swiss and organ
die. Valenciennes llounclngs. real lace
Insertions, French knots, appllqued me
ibIlions, etc., all add to their richness.
Eccentric parasol handles show bird
and animal designs In beaten gold, but
dearest of all to the feminine heart Is
the stubby handle of highly polished
natural wood or rustic effects finished
with a cap Not Infrequently this cap
opens to disclose a hollow space which
w ill hold a fan or a powder puff and
which, in fact, corresponds to the van
ity bag of the winter girl. Sometimes
these cups appear in the form of semi
precious jewels set In gold, silver or
l'l((tt; In Kttvor.
An old friend that has received a
warm welcome back Is pique. Re
tired disgraced. It has existed In some
sort of out of fashion Umbo, only to
return this season beautified, rejuve
nated. The new pique is less heavy
than the old. Tn shedding weight It has
become docile, yielding. It has en
larged its repertory of colors. The
pique of this spring may ns easily bo
striped, checked or flowered as mooned
Thl Skirt Shows Style.
The skirt shown here carries with it
an air of style. The clever arrange
ment of the alternating panels, which
ElOlir GOKEU SKIRT.
are tucked to give a box plaited effect,
lends a suggestion of height to even a
For a dressy skirt this model will
make up well In either white or check
ed veilings or eollenncs.
It also is a handsome model for taf
feta or linen, with or without the elab
oration of medallions.
The flounce portion of the inlaid pan
el may be box plaited or gathered for
easy laundering when made of wash
Don't wear vertically striped mate
rial if you are tall.
Don't expect great bargains to turn
out great savings.
Don't wear big sleeves and big hats
if on are short.
Don't Jump into your clothes and ex
pect to look dreffed.
Don't put cost before cut. Corded ;
silk won't cover a poor tit.
Don't put all your allowance outside. ,
shabby petticoat kills the smartest
"Why She Left.
"Yes. my wife attended but one ses
sion of the club."
"What caused her to quit it r"
"She found out that the rules put a
time limit of five minutes on nil
speeches." Cleveland Plain Dealer.
nticsMotl It the Flr.tt Time.
Pa." said little Willie, who had been
,.n.i,un.M tr.fiti mi niirennloirv. "what
Is a bump of dostruct'ivoness?" j
Why -er a railroad collision, I sup-!
pose."- Philadelphia Lodger. '
i India holds shout 13 per cent of the
mtire population of the world.
Toothbrush- and tooth powder are
) to bo supplied to ail the Inmates of the
A movement Is spreading through
j Wales for the recognition of St. Da
; vid's day as a public holiday.
An Englishwoman a few years ago
Invented a button hook for gloves
which is now worth S.",000 a year to
By a judgment of the supreme court
of Pretoria the old Boor law forbidding
; natives in the Transvaal to acquire
i laud has been annulled.
Tiie Swiss police are being trained In
the ljuidon model. The chief, who re
cently visited England, was much Im
presscd by police methods there.
The kaiser Is getting worried about
the color of the German uniform again.
He Is now trying to see whether blue
or black would not be better than the
The students of Stanford university
will buy a magnificent bronze vase,
which will be placed on the marble
J steps of the Stanford mausoleum, aud
every d::y. year In and year out, kept
full of fresh flowers.
Railroads in Africa are approaching
the heart of the continent from the
Kongo on the west, from Cairo on the
north, from Cape Town and Lorenzo
Marques tut the south and Into Ugan
da ami Abyssinia on the east.
In the old churchyard at Kilkeel,
Ireland, is a tombstone with the fol
lowing inscription: "Here lie the re
mains of Thomas Nicholas, who died
in Philadelphia in March, lT.ui. Had
he lived he would have been burled
A St -in ford university faculty colony
is to be started at Carmel-by-the-Sea,
southern California. Among those who
will build summer homes there are
President Jordan, Professors Gilbert,
Stillman. Fish. Pierce. Merino, Elmore
ami Cannon ami Mrs. W. A. Kimball.
Mrs. Lucy Seymour of Great Bar
rington. Mass.. has a hen which lays
egg-; with a rough shell. The letters M
and vY are plainly noticeable on each
egg. Every time this remarkable hen
lays an egg ft pecks on the window un
til Mrs. Seymour goes out and gets the
The house marking the official center
of population of the United States, near
Columbus. Ind., owned and occupied by
Henry Marr. was unroofed by a recent
windstorm. This house has marked the
center of population since the hist cen
sus and has been an object of great In
terest. Henry K. Bradbury of Hollis, Me.,
who recently tiled after practicing law
for oer half a century. Is said to have
had the distinction of being graduated
from Bowdoin college at a younger age
than any other of its alumni. He en
tered college at thirteen years aud was
grudii'tfed at seventeen In the famous
d iss of '14.
An un .-111111 tel treasury bill for 100,
dated 171.", was presented to the Bank
of Englan 1 tho other day. It is genu
ine, and it is believed that it was issued
at :i per cent compound interest. That
makes its present value $130,000. The
treasury has not yet paid it. but the
general opinion seems to be that It will
e to do s.
Win n the Italian cruiser Umbrla en
tered the harbor of San Jose de Guata
n.al i ti e other day she fired a salute.
A bern'ng wad from one of her guns
dropped on the roof of the government
bi.iitug and set tire to It. The crew
v. .is ordered ashore and assisted 1n a
li:id tight, which resulted In saving
uiot of the buildings.
hina lias recently Issued an edict
prohibiting: except In the treaty ports,
(!: .!le of metal rimmed spectacles.
T:n -hoc; are also tabooed, and any
one dealing in them renders himself li
able to docitpitation. Tliis latter dras
tic regulation is due to the fact that
yellow is there the Imperial color, to be
worn by none save members of the
At tin Austrian court articles are
nevtr (H-rmitted to appear a second
time at the royal table, but becoine-the
perquisites of the servants. The un
corked iKittles of probably the choicest
of v. lues go to one, the Joints to anoth
er, the liquors left In the glasses to
another, and so on. a sale of the dain
ties being held In the lower regions of
the palace every morning.
Ill goh: production of Australasia
m I'.miI was I.1D1.VJ2 fine ounces, val-!-.
.! at MTrj).oot. against 4.29ii,3"
! -i ounces., of a value of SS.So7,o00.
i !!::. There is thus a decrease of
pl. nr. fine ounces in quantity and 2,
"17...0.1 hi value In liXM. The falling
,tff l as been principally In Western
Australia, where a decrease of S1.571
ounces tM'curred, and In Queensland,
where the decrease was l."jVHj ounces.
Jajian has named her big battleships
after great mountains and the small
v. ir vessels from some well known
natural features of the country. It
may also lie mentioned that at the end
of the name of every Japanese ship Is
either the termination "kan" or "ma
in." "Kan" means war vessels and Is
applied, of course, only to the emper
or's fleet. "Maru." which means round.
Is applied to merchant vessels, why It
is ditlicult to say.
Dr. John II. GIrdner or Aew xotn.
says of that city: "At the present time
New York is not reproducing Itself.
We are all living swiftly, living swift
ly. Wcr It not for the influx from
out of town the decrease in population
would soon be noted. But as it is. for
.no New Yorker that dies two stran
gers take up their abode In the city,
and thus the loss Is not noticed. New
Yorkers are driving themselves and
are being driven like beasts of burden.
They are working like dynamos all
day. playing Uke idiots all wght."
The Croat 31a n.
It is easy In the world to live after
the world's opinion; It Is easy in soli
tude to live after your own, but the
f,roat man is he who In the mklst of
the crowtl keeps with perfect sweet
ness the Independence of solitude
Ethel-Mamma, why Is the wife of a
lord called "Ladv?" Mamma Because
that is her title. Ethel-But can't peo-
pie see that she's a lady without being
told so? Town and Country.