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;-:)~ COU.'TRYe n
1:re'zes the land o' Dreamland? t:
HowA.bnld I know?
On the moon's further side, h
Where the drift clouds ride, a
And the stars hang low. i1
Wha's the sound o' Dreamland? AN
How should I hear? a
Bel tones from far below, o
Nigrts haunting cockerow, AN
OWden songsand dear.
Where's the gate o' Dreamland? n
How s&oild I tell? a
Suddtm you stand before,
Sip through the quiet door
Ak but all's well!
*-.Jwphr-r )oda Daskam, in Harper's
An Up-to-Date 0j
The night, being balmy and moon
lighted. Mrm. Wallace Morton had left ti
the doors of her French windows open, M
and was silting in her hotel suite 'con- it
templating the beauty of the lake
sparklim- In the moonbeams. Between r
her and .he water lay a sensitive M
strip of lawn, acrnss which a diapha- a
nons shador occasionally flitted,
whether friend or foe she could not
surely tel in the half light. Mrs. a
Morton wooIM have smiled at the sug
gestion of a foe, yet at that moment
one darkened her windows who was tl
mot only a aftural foe and intruder
but a nenee to her existence. Yet g
e did not stir as the man, wearing a b
MasA that was obvious in the semi
Cairknesa. party entered, then stopped ft
iautiousy to look around. Mrs. Morton 01
behg in the shadow .of a room un
lighted from within, could not be seen
at a first zA'=e. She did not move
nor did her roiee tremble as she asked: q
"What do you want? Have you
made a mistake in the room?" t
"No. at aB." was the decisive
answer as the man stepped inside and' i
saw that no one else was present. "I
Jim here on business, but I may as well
coniess that I did not expect to see
Mrs.. Wallace Morton herself siiting
alone in the dark"
S"Oh, then you know me?" the lady i
said call'y. "Please state your busi- c
ness-but I think your mode of com
iUg to my apartments explains your a
errand-you have come to-rob me!" 0
i "I have no intention of harming you- tc
hare no fear, madam; I am here to s
get the passession of the Morton dia- ic
Monds-when yon hand them over I w
Wril relieve yM of my presence at n
onee. I hare nt 'ime to parley."
p "You speak like an educated man, I ti
- am notafraid, as it would do no good 1
to use rialeee Tihey were sent this
itternomi ts the barnk vault, it here I ti
- Ebare a banr, soth I-em saved from a o,
-gide-hfo from the commission na
af a greit crime. s
i' Mrs. Marian spoke with a convic- o1
tion,. snad the -man standing there in s<
hbe mnaght knew she was speaking it
the trutic He muttered an oath and di
~urned. to gn, but Mrs. Morton halted m
him br a. smdded& question.
'"How long bave you followed this i u
kind of Efer Pt
"Erer since 1 left coIlege, with my to
head emmwed full of fads and noth
:Eng for my bands to do. I was told to ax
get out and make a living. Well, I st
fried honest work, and .1 wouldn't do. is
a& rmr boy from the country who ill
sever svw Yhe 'inside of a college was ax
-'better adapted to the necessities of the pI
ho~ur. He could beagin at the foot of the Isr
laddler and reach the room at the top. til
I was at the Mp and there was nothing ml
for me but to come down, and I was el
Dot fiths! to be.gin over again. Not -
mnhexese? Thenm my mother cut
me @E That was The last straw."
But youwereto reform?"
"ltbe be Greys aire proud-they neve1 I
frgiven dsraee."' :0
~- -The~ De Greys? You cannot mean
'the H orace Tievon U)e Greys?" r
. "Ys I am the degenerate son of er'
that family, munch to their chagrin. If nC
-I conlid be kliled incognito they would Ih
-be rejoiced, but a black sheep of the m
De Grey stock reformed or caught on
an expedition of robbery-that would
cru-s~i their baughty spirits to the
dust " li
"Ent Mrs. Morton rose to her feet to Pr
make her announcement, "do yon not
know thatMrs. Horace Devon De Grey SD
isa ngteest in this hotel at this v-ery in
monmnt? Can it be possible that she a
is your mother
"She is. and with the De Grey mil- SO
lions at iner- command she turned mue
out to acaimplsh work that I was
mever intended for. Do you wonder
*that I became a hold-up man, as we
arN farvYdously ca~lled ?" L
"1 sILil consder it my duty to tell
Mrs. Dle Grey-your mother-of my
my--meing you.. I am sure that you
are not al bad; perhaps I can bring
shout fogiven'ess and a reconciliation.
Y mst be tired of your present- mn
.A .annek at M1rs. Morton's door in
te.rrepted ihe conversation and the
mass ed burglar.. who had been poised
for instant flight, disappeared like
magic, while Mrs. Morton, who had o
been steadily repressing her ex
citerat, nearly fainted at relief from'
the p2ent tension. Sihe op~id a
door ro ad.mis nm sparkling society girl
whose faily occupied adjoining a
* Have youtfhetime, dear?" she asked
in a ftutter. "I let my sister take muya
"Yes, certainly, Alice, my watch is it
igbrthere on the table," and she steppedy
to a istand that was between her and
th~e windor,; but she could not find it
and turned on the light. The watch
was gase. Hler caller had improv'ed B
his time by appropriating it while he I
. ete his pttiful story. Mrs Morton said | i
othil-.; Of ti? ;:sit, iu remar'ied that
ie had been careless to leave it near
ie open windows. That watch .was
er dearest personal belonging from
ssociation. She felt sure he had taken
from habit and would return it
'hen she had restored him to home
ad society as she intended. In spite
I her years Mrs. Iorton was not
Her seat at the table d'hote was
ext to 'Mrs. De Grey. When they met
. breakfast that lady saluted her with
te startling question:
"Have you heard of the robbery?"
"No. Who has been robbed?"
"Everybody except myself, and I'm
ire I don't know how I happened to
scape, I had dined out and all my
wels lay in plain sight waiting for
te maid to put them away."
"I know-my watch was taken. I
aow who did it. who committed the
bbery, dear Mrs. De Grey. I must
e you alone after breakfast. I have
mething very Important to say."
Mrs. 'Morton was so nervously fius
ated that her friend overlooked the
ystery in her manner or attributed
to the loss of her watch As soon as
iey had concluded their meal Mrs.
e Grey led the way, to. her apart
ents, where she requested Mrs.
:orton to be seated.
"Is it about the robbery?" she asked.
"It is about the robbery. I saw him
id talked with him."
"And did not give.the alarm?"
"Wait. He told me who he was;
iat he had been bred a college lad,
ven every luxury, then turned ouf
i the world to care for himself as
st he could. His own mother dis
rned him when he was not success
ii. And he told me his name-one of
ir oldest and best families-your own
ie, Mrs. De Grey."
"Well, what have I to do with, that?"
"He said-dear Mrs. De Grey, listen.
e said that you was his own mother."
Mrs. De Grey laughed hysterically.
'hat is a very plausible story," she
Lid, "quite romantic and affecting.
only lacks one essential-the truth.
never had a son."-Chicago Record
Cutting Canaries' Toe Nails.
Much has been said from time to
me of the many curious m-eans of
xiing a livelihood practiced in this
ty, which in this respect is in every
ay the equal of London and Paris.
ne man makes a living by cutting the
,e nails of canary Wirds. This may
iund absurd, but it is true neverthe
ss, and shows what is possible in acity
here the people are very rich, very
ell educated and very intelligent, and
ho. In consequence, have more wants
an the simple folk of a small town
Canaries, like all birds living in cap
iity, and unable to keep their nails,
claws, or rather talons, down to the
rmal size by scratching about in
nd, roek, gravel and wood, have tal
s that, unless trimmed occasionally,
on grow to an abnormal size, and
such epndition are a positive hin
ance and clog on the bird's move-1
ents. Moreover, such lengthy talons
e liable to cause accidents that may
salt in birdie's death, and so it hap
ns that it falls to the lot of some one
pare them down to normal length.
This Is a task not only very difficult1
id tedious; but one that few under
ad or can perform correctly and sat
~actorily. A slight mishap or bugg
tg may cause the death of the canary,
ed so it happenis that a certain en'.er
ising German of this city, who has
eat a lifetime handling canaries,
ds profit and a livelihood in trim
ng the claws of feathered pets in
ry well-to-do household in the city.
A Cat or a Baby.
'I don't know," said a man, "which
had rather dispense with on a rail
ad journey, a c-at or a baby, but I
w bth on their way to a mountain
sort the other day. The infant was
ss and fr-actious and gave its mother
peace. In fact, I never met a baby
at was the embodiment of perpetual
tion until this young one plumped
wn before me. It was all over the
ace, sticking its fingers into the
thers hat trimmings and pulling
r necktie, and thumping the windo~w
ne and sliding off onto the car floor,
-ing for nourishment and tearing its
irse hair or sucking its thumb at rare
tervals of quiet. I supposcd it was
boy until informed 'he' was a girl.
ie fate of the child is' assured, and ,
too, the husband's who marries her-.
pity him. h's life's going to be
etched! Eh, what, smallpox and
.tomobiles? No, I don't wish the little
ing to fall a victim to any such
pans of dicipline. And the cat?
. the cat behaved like an angel. HeIc
ked at the s~enery."-Eoston IHer
Corset War in Rloumnania.
yhe outb~reak which threatens Rlou- 1
ania has been caused by the MIinister
Public Instruction forbidding girls:
the higher and secondar-y schools t.
ear corsets, and, in case of r-efusal,
r-tin,, the forcible removal of the t
rending article. The future mothers:
Roumania. remembering that thei
cint Romans, fromnwhom~ they claim
iect decent, wore a kindi ot stays <
ues not Mlrial make fun of fat1
omen, and does not Ovid tell us that
big waist kills love?), and that the<
1rset, with a short interval, has bees!
orn ever since, are naturally up in1
is against the arbitrary decree. Iti
a case of war to the whalebone, and.
is pretty safe to prophesy that the1
hoolgirls will win.
A Big Wind.
During a recent cyclone at Karachi,
ritish India. trains were stopped by
e force of the wind, which blew at
me raeof 100 miles an hour.
d~~ hY F!th
Has the Best Method 4.
Of all the counties in the State,
)aeida seems to have developed most
nterest in good roads and the best
nethods of getting and maintaining
he same. Just how many of Oneida's m
nhabitants have attained to this high of
;tage of civilization we do not know,
)ut certainly enough of them have
tone so to form a good roads league O
vhich not only takes energetic part ro.
n the practical work of scientific high
ray improvement, but also gives wide V
listribution to well prepared "litera
ure" on the subject, urging other
)eople to wake up in their own Inter
ests, to abandon the old and bar
arous plan of wasting inexpert labor
)n bad roads, and, taking advantage
)f the Higbie-Armstrong act, to pay
heir taxes in money, secure the aid
ffered by the State, and to become de
ich and happy after the example of
)neida County. Besides an elaborate arc
eport on its own operations, the league th
s now sending out the recommenda
ons of the standing committee ap- sti
>oInted at the last convention of the Its
-ighway Supervisors convention. This o
s a really able document, containing tbc
nany excellent suggestions, and well ott
alculated to convince all readers, as I
t says, that the improvement of our ft
tate highways is not a fad In the in- ei
:erest of the users of light vehicles, but ty
1 question of the greatest commercial pi
mportance, affecting the transporta- ate
ion of the farm products of the State, set
ind of as much importance to the in- his
he cheapening of transportation on tin
ailroads controlled by corporations, or
erests of the State of New York as.
he che.-pening of transportation on am
he State canals. Especial attention is ;
leserved by the paragraphs devoted to e,
he rapidity with which narrow tires g'
)n hc.vily loaded vehicles will destroy ha
'ven the best of roads, to the need of ny
ign posts, and to the best ways of t h<
aising money for creating a system of cry
ighways worthy of the Empire State. g
rhe activities of this Oneida County Ilir
ood Roads League are all highly com- ro1
nendable. It is beyond question tflat
noney spent intelligently on roads
>rings in a larger return to a greater
itumber of people than almost any
ther investment of public funds, and
s a form of taxation which ought to I
)e much more popular than it is.-New 3
Enaiand and France.
Two hundred years ago England had
he worst roads in the world, because de~
he peasantry living on the roads alone I
ere required to work thenm. In .weak- art
g of them, Macauley says, "That a
oute connecting two great towns mo
rhich have a large and flourishing
rde with each other should be main- a
ained at the cost of the rural popula-a
ion scattered between them is mani
estly unjust. It was not until many d
o11 bars have been violently pulled S
own, u~ntil the troops had in many !]
stnces been forced to act against I
e people and until much blood had cre
een shed that a good system had been i
atroduced." Every class now con-ta
ributes to the maintenance of the road
ystem in England.bi
The French have probably the most
ficeut laws and regulations in the2
orld for the building and repairing cot
f highways. The Minister of Public
Vorks has the general superintend
ne of all roads and ways by land and A
y water. There are four classes of jday
'oads re'cognized by law-namely (1) i
ational, (2) department, (3) military of
d (4I) cross roads. National roads a-re
uilt ajnd kept up by the national treas- Yo.
Iry. Deparumental roads are a charge ihr
on the departments through which Oh!
ey pass, and part of the military w-:;
'nds are kept up by the government Tih
d a part by the departments through qlui
rhich the roads pass. 1I
The cross roads are kept t'p by the as
ommunes, though sometimes in thin- Au:
populated regions thcse communes adi
ceive assistance from the govern- Inot
et, especially when these roads be
'ome of importance. he
The national roads are paved like a litt
treet, having an average width of wh
ifty-two and one-half feet. The dle- to
artmental roads are thirty-nine feet ce
-ide, and the military and cross roads Th:
re of variable width. Piles of~ broken of
tone are placed at convnient distances, but
nd a man is constanly employed in the
epairing each section. the
- - foo
Farmnera Like Oil-Covered Roeads. try
The wvork of oiling the roads is tak- e at
g right along with farmers and peo- Xe
mle who come to Augusta from the
ountry. Nearly the whole of last
ek was spent by the gang assigned 'T
o this work and the apparatus in old
reting the Wrightsboro road to this tio:
ew;; bath. The first experiment was is1
nde eQveral weeks ago by Judge Eve Eg;
Lt the stockade. but he thought the ex- oce
,rmentl und not been given a proper thr
es; whenU unde(r shelter, and decided tha
is soon as practicable to get on the b~y
d in open with the oil. Tihe experi- fee
aen'It at the stockade was such a suc- cir<
'ess that the Grand Jury recommended rie
heuse of the oil on the roads, and tile of
Vrightsboro thoroughfare was select- fou
d as the first to be givenl the treat- goi
Ilent. Several farmers coming into fu
'n~ cty to-day over that portion al- iift
edy covered say the travel hlas been ga
ratly in~lproved. They notice at on1ce 32(
he absence cf the dust usual on a dry. ani
l t day as this, and say their horses s
einu to really enjoy traveling over it._
~Yere the sun strikes tile work the oil
erolates with surprising rapi:dity.anld I
u a couple of days the road is in good Un
, nu~im r tra-eling, After the bath eac
sirraep is Ilft with a kind of
)n -.N covet-ing, Yet Of a nature 'into
ich the tires of the vehicles do not
k or cut as night be expected. The
,riment period is practically over
r, and the new material will be used
the road improvement throughout
county this year.-Augusta (Ga.)
;ONNECTICUT'S BLIND MILLER.
rel System by Which He Weighs Grain
and Feed Which He Sells.
iu'.h Lee. sealer of weights and
asures, a few days ago, in his tour
inspection, stumbled on to one of
mIost remarkable business men in
ni:eeticut, D. F. Dickerman, who
s the grist mill on the Westfield
d. formerly belonging to W. 1-.
.dwin, which he conducts in a very
,cessful manner. le is blind, but he
been at the mill so long that 1
>ws every plank in the building. and
hont assistance is able to grind the
st of the farmers. as well as sell
in and feed to others.
ne of the most interesting portions
his work is the weighing of the
in and feed which he sells. He has
ised - a system whereby he can
igh out any quantity with accuracy.
has a number of little sticks, which
cut just the length to mark off on
arm of the scale the different
ights. By selecting his fifty-pound
k, which he can plek out by feeling
leng.th, he places it against the end
the arm of the scale, and then moves
pendant up until It reaches the
er end of the stick.
e has sticks ranging from five to
y pounds. and if he wanted to weigh
hty pounds he would take his twen
pound stick and place it at the op
;te end of the arm, which is gradu
d for 100 pounds. After setting the
le to weigh what he wants he puts
goods on the 11Ttform, and by put
; his hand lIf. .ly over the arm is
,e to tell when the scales balance,
I thus he weighs accurately any
ount le desires.
11 the different grains are kept in
arate bins, and he knows where to
J every article in his place. He
idily waits on the farmers who drive
to the front door to buy feed for
ir stock. In operating the machin
of the mill he is just as methodical
cioekwork. and any one watelling I
i would never dream that he could
s-e.-New York Sun.
WORDS OF WISDOM.
o bury a truth is to raise a lie.
very moral inheritance is entailed.
egneration does more than reform.
oral cxercise makcs moral athletes.
lard living does not make easy dy
11 great.work cornsists of small
~lessings come in service as well as
en arc either moulders or are
he heart makes a good engine, but
'rowing and giving are the best evi
cees of living.
ponges gather casily, but they are
kly wrung drhy.
eterd:y's success may be the se
: of to-day's failure.
is better to be saved in a storm
u drowned in a calm.
'he edifice of character cannot be
it without an architect.
he first effect of knowledge is the
sciousness of ignorance. - Rlam's
British vs. Yankee Boys.
stout Englishwoman said the othler
that in her opinion tlee Ameiean
ate is "better for boys" than that
tr native island..
y first two boys were born in
'kshire." she said. "and my younger'
re were bornt ill Massachusetts and
o. Well, these ihree fellows are
ahead of their British brother's.
y have more bxains and they're
cLker to catch on to things."
er husband agreed with her so far,
the intellectual superiority of his
erican boys wats concernled. He
ed. however. thait the blessing was
an unmixed one.
'he American boy has mnore cheek,''
taid. "He talks too much and thinks
e of his father. My English boys.
en they were boys, used to look upI
their pop They thought me the
erest and bravest man on earth.
It is't what my Yankee lads think
e. They obey me all right enough,
there is something in their eye all
time which makes me feel as if
y set me down fo-' a foreign old
I. They're too proud of their coun-I
and( everythmtg that isn't Anmeri
seems small and funny to them."
' York Commercial Advertiser.
Crowns by Wholesale.
hey did many things better in the
world than in the new. Corona
I processions was one of them. It
old of one of the ancient kings of
pt that his coronation procession
upied a whole day in passing
ough the city of Alexandria. and
t :3200 crowns of gold were carried
tle servants. One crown was three
in height and twenty-four feet in
~umference. There were also car
in the processions sixty-four suits
golden armor, two beots of gold
rand a half feet in length, twelve
den basins, ten large vases of per
as for the baths, twelve ewers,
v dishes and a large number of
los-all of gold. Twenty-three of
0 crowns were valued at ?334,400
Iit is not surprising that the pro
sion was guarded by 00,000 soldiers.
.. James's Gazette.
he cost of lighting and buoymng the
e.tae oas. is $250 a year for
AN EMERCENCY WOMAN.
A Gentlewoman With Sense Who Intro
duces a New Vocation.
"Several years ago I was left in a
position that necessitated my making
money," said a woman to a Chicago
Inter-Ocean reporter. "I had no spe
cialty, no training for self-support. I
was a gentlewoman with commor
sense and good judgment. I knew a
good deal about housekeeping and its
problems, as every conscientious wom
an who has had a home of her owr
does, but I was not willing to take
regular employment In domestic ser
vice. At first I tried to find a place
as companion or secretary, but sucl
places were scarce and I hadn't the
training for them.
"In the meantime I helped several
of my acquaintances through times of
domestic storm and stress, and, though
I hated it, allowed them to pay me.. A
wealthy woman who knew of me
through a family connection was
called to a sick husband in Southern
California. She had smgil children
and no one save the ordinary nurses
to leave them with. It occurred to her
that I might be willing to take charge
of the house and family and she sent
for me in a great rush. I went and
stayed for three weeks. They paid me
"It was while I had charge of that
home that I thought of making emer
gency work my profession, and the
more I thought of It, the more the plan
ppened out and the more possibilities
it presented. I talked the scheme over
with a number of women who could be
depended upon to give me employment
and tell others about me. They all
agreed that there was need of such
services, and that they, personally,
would be glad to know of some one
to whom they could turn in any do
"I put my pride in my pocket and
was willing to help with anything from
tiding a woman tlroughl 'sudden loss
of servants to superintending house
cleaning or running a wedding. Of
course there are always caterers to be
found, but unless one employs the best,
pays a big bum and goes in for an
elaborate affair, the caterer doesn't al
ways fill the requirement. Ordinary
entertainments need what I've heard
servants call 'the lady touch.' A wom
an of refinement and good breeding
knows how to do things in a fashion
that is quite distinct from the ordinary
aterer's methods. She understands
china and linen, too. She has a knack
with flowers. She knows exactly how
to make a room all that Is comfortable
for an unexpected guest.
"Illness gives rise to a number of
calls for me. though I'm no trained
nurse. I'm a fairly good nurse as ama
teur nurses go, but my work Is more
often outside of the sickroom than in
it, taking charge of the house, the e'ill
(ren, and attending to outside matters.
Very often I've taken invalids away
when there was no member of the fam
ily who could go, and the person was
not ill enough to need a trained nurse.
n the families where I have obtained
a hold and where they'know me well,
they have learned to depend upon me
and would rather have me :at hand
than a strange professional, even if
they have to pay me as much or more
than they have to pay to the profes
"I've helped a great many young
br>ies through the iirst domestic reefs
and shoals. In most cases they have
been the Caughters of families where
[ have been called in, and so they have
zrown used to thinking of me as a help
in time of trouble.
"It isn't a very imnpesing profession,
is it? I'll never make a fortune at ir,
andI I know some of my friends look
apou the work as menial, but I had
uo one talent, and I needed money."
An Anecdote of George Eliot.
Whien George Eliot was still Miss
Evans, and before she had begun to
write nov'els, she used to frequent an
old book shop on the Strand, where
she left a very unfavorable impression
on one young man who was at that
time an assistant in John Chapman's
shop. His description of her Is that of
a remarkably ugly young woman of
universal knowledge, whose delight it
was to use the Socratic method in con
versatiou, but without the Socratic
benevolence of intention. The result
was that the young men at the dining
table (the shop had a boarding house
'or its employes and guests) who heed
lessly hazarded an opinion were very
soon made to feel not only that they
knew nothing of the subject under dis
ussion, but that they knew very little
indeed of anything. Now a young man
oes not relish being badgered and
iade a fool of by a pretty woman.
but it is intolerable to be sat upon by
anu ugly one, at least such was the feel
ing of our int'ormant, anud one conse
ouence of this treatment v as that in
?der years, whetn Miss Evans had be
come George Eliot, one man could
never persuade himself to read Adam
Bede, or to admit that the author was
other than a very intolerant person and
an intolerable intellectual prig.-Har'
Mmne. Humbert's JewelS.
In Paris the curious are thronging to
ee the jewels of Mine. Humbert, whict:
have b~een placed on exhibition, and by
heir splendor adorn the tale of how v
clevrm- woman fonled a n-atin_ if they
do not point a very obvious moral. To
be sure, Madgme now is a fugitive and
is separated from her jewels, but she
had them and enjoyed them for many
a day. There are in the collection two
magnificent dog collars of pearls, one
with fifteen rows and the other with
six. She was fond of novelties, and
had an ape with a magic lantern in an
enameled brooch, cocks in diamonds,
swallows and parrots in brilliants, a
horse, a dog jumping through 'a hoop,
a house and a rabbit in gold. set with
brilliants. An ornament for the hair
represented a horn of plenty, and a dog
collar of unusual design had gold sea
rabs set between pearls. Even more
impressive than the jewels is the collec
tion of silver. From old churches
crosses, ewers and basins have been
collected. Dishes and wine coolers
made for the doges of Venice, old
pitchers, jugs, cups and basins from
the tables of royalty and nobility form
part of the collection. It is a sight
which Parisians are enjoying to the ut.
most.-New York Press.
Marquise rings are the thing for the
The beauty of pearls is as much ap
preciated as ever.
Our native pearls are called sweet
fresh water pearls.
They must not be paved, however.
One 'lone, seel-shaped stone (called na
vett-), surrounded by brilliants, i6 the
Chrysophrase (light, rich, green ca
bochons) is one of the favorite semi
Another softer green stone also in
favor Is jade. The Imperial jade comes
from China. or rather it doesn't, be
cause It all goes to the crown now.
They simply won't hear of :elling this
pretty green stuff.
A fashionable jeweler offers a sixty!
eight-inch rope, pearl necklace, con
taining 20,000 pearls, for $1000.
Such a necklace is finished with tas
sels and Is knotted In a variety of
Subtle Changes in Styles.
To the casual observer the styles of
this year are very different from those
which obtaincd favor last year. But
change in fashion is always subtle; we
never really rush from one distinct
mode into another, and one may realize
this by recalling how gradually we dis
carded the puffed sleeves, adopted those
that were tight fitting, and again di
carded these In favor of the bell sleev
which at present absorbs our attention
to the exclusion of all others, says the
Delineator. And it should be noted
that although this.sleeve is adopted by
the multitude It is by no means be
coming to every woman; indeed, if she
be stout and short it will add notice
ably to the rotundity of her outlines.
However, a fashion of this kind gives
an opportunity for many
tinesses in the way of unaeslees and ;C
lace trimfliings, whileit always has the,
advantage of supreme comfort, pro
vided It be not too exaggerated.
To Hold Up a Coab.
A modiste gave this general direction
fo: raising the long coat: "Take a big
handful In the very centre of the back
of the skirt and lift It and the skirt all
together. It wrinkles the coat imevi
tably, but there Is no other way."
A Trim Little Watch Fob.
A trim little watch fob is formed- of
soft bands of leather, the lower edge
cut In an inverted point, and the other
turned over about it and finished with
a ping-pong racquet in motlierof-peal
set in a frame of gold.
For extremists in fashionable foibies
arc shoes with aluminium heels in
Louis XV. style.
Ping-pong shirt waist sets have a
small pearl representing a ball, set on
:1 tiny gilt racquet.
White embroidered batiste gowns,
having an interlining of chiffon, are
very dainty and soft in~ effect.
A crown of bright green, a brim
of white and a binding of green is the
startling combination of a broad felt
Pretty inexpensive muslins are woven;
in ribbon stripes with a floral pattern
in delicate colors scattered over a
The swell thing in parasol and um
brella handles is the new burnished
or golden copper combineri with silver
in artistic designs.
Silver belt buckles, which look like
pieces of old iron roughly cut, are
charming when made with dark blue
opaque or green translucent atones.
White felt hats, which are pretty if
not as altogether as attractive as these
with hzand-painted white kid bands
have narrow niowered ribbons around
Among the light silk gowns It Is no
ticeable that the skirts are cut in seven
and nine gores. The seams are usually
invisible, being disguised under fago
stitching or'insertings of lace.
A gown of dark blue taffeta had the
entire blouse laid in horizontal tuches,
stitched with white. The sleeves In
bishop style were also tucked, flaring
full above the cuff. The skirt is tucked
to the flounce.
Maguey belts made by the natives of
Porto Rico are worn by young girls.
The belts are narrow, and come In the
natural color of the straw-like fibre.
They tie in front with tiny ropes held
irmly by a clever adjustment of sail