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The Army's New Devices,
Many Change Made in the Insignia
Worn by the Various Corps How Rani
and Service Can Be Told at s Glance.
MR abolition of the
tion for the artillery ot
the United States Army
and the substitution
therefor of a corps com
loscd of field ami
coast artillery, followed
hy a very comprehen
sive order regarding
Ihe uniforms ot the military force,
have caused many changes In the In
nltnla worn by officers and men.
All officers wear the national coat
ot arms on the front ot their caps,
and. according to present orders, on
the collars of their blouses, where
It. takes the place of the time-honored
"U. S." Enlisted men of the line
of the engineer, cavalry, artillery and
Infantry organizations wear the de
vices of their arm on the fronts ot
These Insignia are: A castle with
three towers for the engineers,
crossed sabres for the cavalry, trussed
rifles for the Infantry and crossed
cannon for the artillery.
There being only one regiment, or
rather three battalions, of engineers,
only the company letter or an enlist
ed man Is shown, and that Is perched
on the centre of the three towers,
which Is smaller than the others.
Knlisted men of the other arms show
the numbers of their regiment atove
the rides or sabres, and the letters of
their companies are below them;
those of the artillery show tho nuiu-
tcrs of their company or battery -the
first lu the coast, the latter In the
Held, artillery below the crossing.
Enlisted men ot the Signal Corps
wear the device of crossed Hags and a
torch on their caps, and a private of
the Ordnance Corps shows a bursting
bomb. ltandsmen wear lyres on the
front of their caps, those of the en
gineers almost bidden by the castle,
and those of the other arms, show
ing the number of the bands to which
Field musicians wear trumpets on
their caps; an artillery musician
wears the number of his battery or
company In the ring of the trumpet,
while one of tho engineers or ot the
cavalry and infantry shows the letter
f the company or troop on tp t
the ring, and the number of his regi
ment or the device of his corns Inside
Non-eommlssioned staff officers
wear open wreaths on their caps, with
tne number of their regiment or the
devices of their corps within; the col
or of the facings of the uniform. If
they are regimental noncoms, Indl
cates the arm of the service to which
Descending now from the caps to
the collars, one has to do with officers
oaly. Besides the coat of arms of the
Vnited States on each side of his col
Jar, an officer wears also a device In
dicative of the arm. bureau or corps.
The devices of the engineers. In
fa ti try and cavalry have been de
scribed. An artillery officer wears
the crossed cannons, but If he is or
field artillery, he shows a wheel al
the Intersection of the pieces; if of
coast artillery a plaque with a conical
pro.iei tile upon it
The devices ,( the staff bure.vu
and the corps are as follows: The Ad
Jutant tionoiai's department l as an
American shield; tl:e Inspcctor-Cion-eral's,
a closed wreath, with a sword
and a Roman fasces crossed behind
It; the Ordnance IVpnrtmont has a
earning bomb for its device: the
Judge Advocate's, an open wreath,
with a sword and qui!! pen crossed
upon It. The Medical Department's
device Is a caducous, the staff carried
by Hermes or Menury, a winged staff
on which two serpents twine; the
3uarternmstor's. a wheel surmounted
iy an eagle, with a sword i.nd key
jrossed upon it.
The device of the S ibslstcnce De
partment Is the simp!c.-t in the ser
flee, nicely a crescent ; that of the
Pay Department is a loieuge or di.v
ltfessors at West Point wear for
lieir device a shield surmounted by
lie eagc from the arms of the Mili
ary Academy; and the two officers of
lie Record and 'ensiot tureaua uso
1 k ii. jfc-
nn open wreath, within which la ft
trefoil or clover. Chaplains have a
cross as their device.
These Insignia are applied where
necessary to the devices Indicative
of the arms of the service. A Quar
termaster of the engineer battalion
wears the regular castle with the
Quartermaster's device above the cen
tral tower; a cavalry Chaplain shows
the crossed sabres. wit.t his regi
mental number above them and the
cross below them; a commissary ot
coast artillery has the crossed can
non and the projectile, with the cres
cent below; an adjutant of Infantry
shows the crossed rifles, with hla regl-
mental number above and the shlell
of the Adjutant (ionorHl's department
The same Insignia are used by the
non-commissioned staff ofi'n ors as cap
devices, surrounded by open wreaths;
the electrician sergeants, for example.
showing lightning Mashes In their
wreaths, and hospital steward the
caducous. The badges of tank In
tue nrmy have not been changed, ex
ept that the hevrons l.nve been
made smaller, and are worn corroit-
ly, points upward.
STORIES ABOUT LITTLE FOLK.
Curious Ideas That Youngsters Get in
niiurcn get strange ideas some
times almost as stiauge as their eld
era. Iheie lives a little boy on the
south side who is fond of tho delicate
flower-embroidered upholstery of the
parlor chairs. Not so very many days
since a great froth roll of yellow hut
tor came ft em the country and at
traded the baby s eyes, lie Is Just
ild enough to toddle around alone and
put his fingers In every pie. Uy some
unaccountable means he got a handful
of butter, aril a few minutes later the
mother was horrified to tin. I each par
lor chair nicely buttered. He had
found both pretty and saw no reason
why they shouldn't go ti gothor.
Ho was not unlike tlu- little girl
whose mother fcnn.l her before the
parlor lace curtains, scissors in hand,
busily cutting out all the roses of the
pattern "tause de's so pltty."
These stories were h Id In a gather
ing of mothers the other day, and then
the young met her of a three year-old
daughter chimed In:
"Well, let me tell you what my Sal
lit' did. I heard a great crashing n
the dining room and went out to find
two broken pitchers at Sallie's feet
and a third one In the air ready to be
brought down. I grabbed her and
cried out :
" 'Why, Sallie, what are vou do
ing?' "'IVeaking up housekeepin'.' she re
"Her father thought It was funny,
but 1 well. I'll bet she ll not 'break
up housekeeping' vc.y scon again.
Suggestion Not Weil Received.
Champ Clark ard a prohitvtionUi
orator met at a fa-m house in Missouri
last fall, both being out vote hunting
at the time. The farmer's wile pie
pared a beautiful dinner for tho trav
elers. Clin mi p delighted her by eating
like a hired man. Hit the prohibition
ist was a dyspeptic and merely sipped
a cup of hot water. The host and host
ess urged hltu to try the il.'el.eii. a
piece of ham. or ma be he would like
a pork chop, but the guest said. "No.
thank you." to all invitations. Finally
the young son of the bouse leaned
over to h.U f.'ther and whispered
hoarsely : "Maybe ti e gent would sin k
a MS. pap." Cl.antp explct! 'il, the
mother blushed, and the father looked
at' intimation of what was going to
take place in the woodshed by and by.
Who Shall Ind.ar-a Honor?
A luiVewein i (ii loot to (ill thf
vaiant niche till, ted to Indiana in
statuary hall. Washington, with a sta
tue of tlcorge Uo-.-er Clark. A rosiv
lulion having this purpose it: view has
boon prepared ai d Seea'or Ha cus of
Teir- Haute and Senator tlray of
Kvansvillc will be asked to introduce
it In the state senate. Every state Is
entitled to furnish two statues and
the custom Is to commemorate one
civilian and one soldier, although
there Is no fixed rule. Oliver I Mor
ton's strute is the only one Indiana
has in the hall. The movement for a
statue to Clark will provoke antagon
ism, as many Indiana eitiens heiteve
Kio place belongs by right to Tl.ooias
; Cueer Legacy to Doctors.
Tlie alleged bequest by M. s Stanton
of her brain to Cornell university fm
dissection which I'lef. Wildi r says
was l ever made - reminds an Ku.r'.ish
! writer of the case of Hariiet Marti
' neau. who consulted au Kt glish doi tor
. f.ir '.i-aitiess and in leturn for Ins (hv
liioness - his feat men t i'id linle go..,l
- -d.flded to b r.ve J-.'nt ln-r curs. Mis
Maritticaii haupei i I to mention her
pians to her family physician, who
. saidr "Hut, my dear ma. lain, yon can't
j do that: it will make your other leg
; acv worthies." And il appeared thai
j sne uad already In her will bequeathed
her head to the phrenological soitoty
ana len ber doctor t.'id for cutting It
m m sk.iv iT x.- w ''i ativ t.
2ifceline Remains a Tad.
As If to emulate tne bizarre effects
of the pottery art. r.lbolltio, the sea
son's favorite fabric Is appearing
with metallic luster. The long hairs
of the material they get longer and
silkier dally, by tie way catch the
yellow, red, green and steel effects in
EXQUISITE PETTICOAT OF TAFFETA.
An exquisite petticoat to wear with
black evening gown has a closely
fitting skirt of black and white striped
taffeta, with bunches of cherries be-
tween the stripes. There are three
deep graduated ruffles of white accor-
wonderful manner and brighten tin
the dull ground ot the stuff. Among
new mixed materials are many In
chine effects, such as dull purple, dull
red. faint green and steel gray. A
particularly charming kind Is known
s pistachio cloth, because Its black
ground Is spotted with litlle Irregular
patches of pistachio green, and the
result rerembles closely a cake in
which the nut Is fixed.
New arrivals of dress fabrics com
prise all kinds of Sootch tweeds and
plaids. Fie former in subdued color
ings. Cloths like those used for men's
suits are also In high favor for street
gowns. They are eminently practical,
since neither wind nor weather can
penetrate tlielr closely woven ur
faccs. llraeelets will he much worn this
winter, say the prophets, especially
1 wit It evening gowns, and old fas.i
j toned Jewel sorts that have long lain
I idle in the depths of jewel cases may
' be resurrected The slender 1 angles
: and chain bracelets may now take
' their turn at solitude. Watc.ics are
daintier than ever.
Nuver pierce meat while eool its;;.
Add a ilash ot salt wnon whipping
Moist salt or inobt tea leaves
sprinkled over the latpet beiore
swet'pinu will renew its Nullities-
Alwavs break eegs one at a time in
saucer in eu-o you come across a '
bad one, in which ase all the re-?
would bo spoilt.
Never use soup in cleaning siev s or
saucepans - llla-.ehe (lillctie in Atuer-it-tin
If you cook nrent a second time, a
very lull oven is required. I
, ou cannot cook anything nicely In
utensils which " r.m si i ':,i!ih usly
To prevent milk cur.lli-ig when !
mixed with te;ii!nt( es. add a pinch of I
bicarbonate of soda 1
Never wash meat. Clean It. If nec
essary, by rubbing with a damp cloth,
or by scraping with a knife.
A Reception vJown.
A beautiful carriage or reception '
gown is of thick w tite tloih, ma le
with three flat shoulder capes caught
down on either shoulder with wide
mitred straps, adorned with narrow
orange nnd white sill, braid, from
whiih depended coar-c knotted
s. Is of white cor.'. The b 'i.-e w-vs ;
p.m. Veil on either s'.'.e if a smart lit-th-
la e vest, the yoke of v. libit was
.'.ecoiatel with bars of Mamme or
ange velvet, whiiii made a lovely
touch of color, and the skirt had a
pla'n front panel with a deep box
pleated kill at the bottom gradual leg
In a point behind. A good de(51 of
double hemstitching la also employed
on F white gowus. the edge of the
X W W O MANS
V twit us to
& Aa ii
bolero being tonstautly treated In I
this fashion, while the skirt I often I
finished hy a double row of hem
An Epicure's Opinion.
Very few pop!o really understand
the art of making a good salad An
j dlon plaited chiffon edged with narrow
black lace. Heading the up;cr null- is
a band of black lace insertion through
which an inch-wide cherry satin rib
i boti is run, ending in a bow and ends
' at the side.
epicure declares that oil should thor
oughly coat salad before vinegar Is
used. If vinegar Is used first oil docs
not cling to wet vtgetables.
To dross a salad properl . rub every
Mrtion of the salad bowl witii n
flushed clove or garlic Then put in
the vegetable, lettuce, eress or what
ever It may N and add the oil. whiei
has luin mingled with the salt ami
pepper. Toss the leaves alt't ligiuly.
t'i ver crushing them, until eveiy por
tioii Is covered. Tun pour in C.e
vinegar ami repeat the process.
The result should be a light, cri-p
salad. "Haste makes waste" in nol i
it 3 more surely tl an salad uitkliig
Worn on the Wrist.
'i'e satin titled vvitl slellllt all
v.r trimming mid wri-t chain, and
cmhroiiicted in seed pearls, in a
small running pattern rather re
si mhliiig true lovers' knots, is the
liidal ooiiihinat'oii that goes to make
up one of the v st hand -oiliest of the
' wrist bag" fe.ve lies
Black mo'ie. wt b gold i lasp- and
kill link chain, is u.-cl tor dn ss
JUST A PETTICOAT
Just a petticoat, but such a p.
coat as sits the soul of wi man l
ll.g lor ct.e its cxai t counterpart.
clo.se fitting white silk skirt strewn
with moss rose buds, ruffle upon ruf-
; tie of white chiffon lace and pink rib
H ( d-h i
w w a
l.ai dheri hii
t hold cards a;;;!
well a money.
of the flow red pen'.-
Other bags arc
pad"'ir si'.'. .. win l a -k ground of '
white, pale blue, old rose and Niln ,
green, with rosebud ami violet!
massed in bo'lqtiots or scattered over'
tie surface. The shape is still oblong, j
ratio r larger than the ones used In
orrly sprit' g. although many quar
ot.es are shown.
Use cf Floral Designs.
Pome of the largest ami most strlk
ilig cffc ts ate ia the carefully consid
cred use of enormous floral designs
either woven into the fabric of the silk
or apptiqucd in lace ov embroidery of
color contrasting with that of the
gown. While lica'.ug with the subjis t
of thc-e elabotate costume it may be
wel' to tnetitou the new veil hat
which is a c;y orT.vtivo toVdlrien to
some loi'cis It must ho ' han.l'o.l
with care." however, as it is rattier too
iceklc.ssh worn It eon
i i' hat tua.le in some
sists t T a la: .
t ases of lli.i.i
In to produce
wonderful swirls of
only nn'.'. nets know
and a e-y wide tan. v
V' il w :-h ill
a'out it to
o" her w or 1-tie.-!,
eiu'.i.vidcrcd e.Ue draped
stay It is sewed on. in
and I'alN dew n I'-ont the
uil.lc-s lis doii, a. i.- in
H i el so piopoi ti. ti to it
Brocade Cvenieg suppers.
Exeee.liii'.;l ieautitu! evening slip
pers and boots are made of ru h bro
eade arid tleial t-.lksto niatih tho-e for
veiling smwi'.s White Mlk and sat,n
slippers are trimmed with i.pplique ot
black iaee and seed pearls, and Ihe
silk and la. e ho-o ni.it. h the b ad.ng
shade of the gowns and shoes. Tho
high "Fedora" to be worn over opera
and dancing slippers ate a No made of
the lovely silks, lined with white fur
or fleece, and finished with a uai row
band ot beaver fur.
The tiirry head- of cutir.'.iig little an
linals top some ot the newest hatpins
One of the newest Veils is of open
tuisli with black stars lu ca h corner
j of the mes:l
To wear white offotivelv a woman
t must he either a pure blonde or a de
i tided brunette.
j Of colonial blue glass ornamented
with silver pretty litlle lace and veil
pins are fortm .1
A new shade In velvet Is a claret.
1 and is neither led nor vet purple, but
; lights up wonderfully well tor evening
The most popular and most beeom
l ing Itai- lor afternoon wear are of
heaver or fur. and aie much be
j I trow n is one of Ihe tavolite eolois
j this season tor day and formal even
tug wer.r. and in eve'iing gowns blown
; chiffon is lovelv lor young women cf
the medium I v p.-
; -V rich looking collar of black velv-i t
; is trimmed with rows of white baby
j libbon briar stitched in bmk. a turn .
, over of while satin with long tabs ek j
lending down on the waist. trimm-M
with fain button-, is lie finishing'
j ti.iv h. j
I AH I'H' eolois of "he rainbow- arid a
f other kinds a'e in the in w h. lt
I buckles Si me of these bu. l,h ate
j in bin. k no lal ti ii I set with iihit .
colored stones red. gie- ri blin . vel
! ! v and dilTeient . eiubirati. us .
' give an orioi tal i fti i t
OF WHITE SILK.
I . n.. The
iii d. r tl ' ri'Tes r of
ti'.i.. ov;- this is a
of d .rt. ii.
and over all
triniiuel w th
narrow lace and I n
"dust" riitlle Is of r.
THE WINTER PLEASURE AND
HCALTH RESORTS OF THE
Where shall one o at this season,
of the year to avol.l the disagreeable)
features cf a blustery Northern cli
mate or to gain relief from the vari
ous UN that flesh is heir to? Tier
Is only one answer to the question,
ranrely. take one of the Missouri Fa
rifle's palatial trams to the winter
rleasnrc aid koa-rh resorts of tN
Southwest particularly those In Ark
ansas. I ouis.c.na. Texas. o;,l Mexvo
3d Southern California It ts only
a step from the dreary rains, snows
and bll.-ards of the Fast. Nort lie.tst
nd Middle Wet to tne warm and
pleasant winter climates of t -.
Southwest. For the invalid and t!'
pleasure se ker there are many in
viting prospects. For these tho
health g'.x tng and rcjuvenatir.i: waters
of the O.-ark are bubbling In the
green walled basn of Hot Springs
Mountain, the most picturesque sp t
to be found. It Is safe to say nat
there Is no all the year round health
and pleasuro resort In the century
that can compare with Hot Springs.
Arkansas. It is the only National
sanitarium In the lined States exil
ed and controlled by the government.
It Is as a fashionable plea-nre re-ort
that Hot Sptlr ks l as atna. 'o.l t' .
greatest attention .1'ir.i-g t ie pa-t
decade The idea that it is only th-
filleted who t o there l a- loiv. siti, .
been proven enot.co'i- It is the its'-ogrd.-ed
pul.i- wirt r r. sort of t'n
rt st Northern tia,'ers an..! the s un
nier gath. r;n.K pa. o of l' e so al
Sty to pr
lee i'is ean
nan 01 w a'th 1
V.1TV ll.i I 'Mil l.
For tl e t, m ist and : a t'i
prcfi rs the sail ;o: a.'. l -un:
of the tl -If. n ai v an-.a.-f
ITered at New Or., nv.s, i
a i .
'louston and p. n ts ai.'i g t' e T.
oast, all lea In I by the Iron Mi
am Koute. where tarpon t.-l tng.
ost roval if all sports for
rgler, ts at its very best during
Uueer and quaint old San Ant.
another place that should be visit
.1. It Is Ihe poll a! of the hoa'Cl
elt of Texas, and Is situated at the
cad of the valley of fie cxi iv.lmglv
icturesqtio river beating the samo
ame, at the very dge of tho f.n.f
Ills of lae liiiadalupe mountains,
tound about much divei-uv of
musement is found, and there are
.any poir.is nnd p'a.-os of hist. or -al
i tcrest to be si-en. but it Is In hi.-aire
an Antonio Its,', t'at the tout
nsemblo of divet-ion I- ino-t chaiui
i gly n nn.lcd. It is a modern maivil
t cities, preeminently co-m. pol tan
nd thoroughly unovpi-ted It i bl on
des Its Spanish bit th as unniistak
ibly as Its Texan growth. From San
nlotilo the traveler can take th.v
train south to Laredo. Ihe famous
larder town, on Ihe banks of Cte
Rio tirando Klver, and crossing tlnv
stream, lio e fiol In the land of tho
Motite.-umas. the Frvpt of the new
world. Muca tune can be spetl with
profit and pb a-ure in this sub tropi. al
climate amid scenes replete with his
toric Interest. Ft out I nredo. a'-o, tln
trip lies across New Mexico and Alt
rona, to l.os Angib s,. San Fi aneis.-,
and tho 'anions -cseits of the I'a.'itUi
Coast. All of these place are bet
reached by the Missouri FaeiMe Kai
way and Iron Mountain Koute wit'i
eiitrivtlng lines that ;o to inal.e m
the great Ho'il.t f tmlioads
Bushmen nd Aprs.
The Ibishmen or low giade Hotten
tots on the plains of South Alrica
have a language whnli has be. w do.
(lare.l by Fief i;a i .-r to be a elo-a
appiovima'ioii to t' at of Ihe I-, i Vi r
apes It consl-ts ot l.;s- .nj;. , h mj.b
and grnri-vr -ou '
r oru i oi in - i k ri i wr
lfo liselii-t I'rn Hull bi i, I ii ,U iti-il. A
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h i.v e lour w i ;., ; ,-t
The L-le of N!an hi.- l ie loci.. -i ni,-l
of all at the I axev mine Ii i- ,J , , t
( lu, I i - in diameter
The Privilege of Royalty.
Col.tt.tr V l.i i I .plot! - a io'1't . SI.
r'ace in wh-.h the At. h. bike w n
rtiiviiu-. w.is ov, r1 tseii and p i --. 1 ' V
H motor i r dtiver at Vlero a I ' e
l.ittet has son e bei n put ill .li a'le-t
for l vc:;t Ii-ur l.i .its ti I flit u :- '.: .
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