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Foreign Nations Send Their Best Men to Washington
Seven Governments Represented in the Diplomatic
Corps at the National Capital of the Unit.d States.
Tb diplomatic corps la thp most
conspicuous feature of society In
Washington, which Is explained ly
the charm that flitter and tinsel,
poll lai c ntiil iiniMnii: plumes have
lor the average rcpiihlican.
The diplomatic corps ban grown
greatly In hi' ami Importance since
the fotui'lat ion of the government. Rl
whic h pet ioil the authorities rvero
troubled at the Indifference and de
lay shown hy foreign nations lu rec
(ounlzitiLr the nation Ihtiii on this
n.le of the water. The diplomatic
colli lu Washington's administration
Sir Michael Herbert,
would make a sorry showing beside
the itniHisiiiir hocly which now repre
sents the foreign government at
Seven governments arc now repre
sented hy amhassadors at Washing
ton (li-rmaiiy, Uussla, Mexico, Italy,
tin at liritaln, Austria Hungary and
France. The amhassadors take pro
cid tcp of the ministers plenieten
tiary and envoys extraordinary, and
rank, according to the olllclal cole
generally accepted, after thn vice
president and before the cabinet.
The late Lord l'nunecfote was the
first ambassador to present bis cre
dentials to this government ami until
his death was the dean of the diplo
matic corps. He was succeeded by
1 1 r. von llolleben, the oldest ambas
sador, according to length of service.
I 'r. von llolleben is now on leave of
No other member of the Itrltish dip
lomatic service Is so wcdl equipped
to cultivate friendly relations be
tween his own and this government
as the present llrltish ambassador,
lie is a member of a family that for
generations has taken an active part
in the history of the state, a man of
cleverness, tact ami culture, whose
marriage to an American ami long
residence on this side of the water
have taught him to understand the
American character, customs, institu
tions nud traditions.
Moreover, while he wbh attached
to the legation as secretary under
Lord l'uuncofote he became the Inti
mate friend of Theodore Roosevelt.
The latter and the Kngllsh secretary
sprinted through the suburbs togeth
er, rode ac ross country, passed even
ines with each other and became
warm personal friends.
The Cerman emperor, who Is credit
ed with a strong desire to cement the
friendship of his country with thl?
with the .shrewd diplomatic (cense for
which he is noted, determined to
place at the head of his embassy here
a man who would equal the Itrltish
ambassador in talents, family, wealth,
tact ami connections on this side of
Dr. von llolleben's alleged mistakes
were seized upon by the emperor as
an excuse to summon him to Ger
many and let appoint as temporary
head of the embassy Kreilierr Speck
von Stcrnburg. minister and envoy on
extraordinary mission. The story of
Iiaron von Sternbnig's career is al
most identical with that of the llrltish
ambassador. He comes from an old
Saxon house, his mother was of
Scotch origin unci he was born at
Ieeds, England, where his father was
engaged In business, but returned to
Germany to Inherit the title and e.
tales that cume to him by the death
Of the head of his family, Huron
or Frelherr von Sternhurg ho pre
fers the older German title speaks
English as fluently as lie does his
native tongue. He passed the early
years of his llfn in Kngland, where
he learned the characteristics of the
Aoxlo-Saxon race to which h9 is al
lied. His long residence In America
as a member of the legation and the
embassy staff, when It was raised to
that rank, gave him the opportunity
to become acquainted with the Amer
He, too, is married to an American
wife, tho daughter of a prominent
Kentucky family, which in the last
generation removed to California,
where the foundation of the large
fortune which the Baroness von
Sfernburg now enjoys won laid. His
wlfo Is a woman of great beauty and
infinite tact, sympathy and magne
tism. The present dean of the corps Is
Count Cassini. the Russian ambassa
dor, who has been stationed in Wash
ington since 1 h'.'S, and is a trained
diplomatist. It Is matter of com
plaint among son- of his colleagues
that his ndoptcd daughter, who Is not
and could not have the rank of an
ambassadress a rank which only the
wife of an ambassador is entitled to
has practically that position, be
cause ns tho dnusnter of the dean,
she Invariably accompanies, him to
social and official functions, and It is
not an easy matter to separate a
young woman from her escort, espe
cially when that escort Is her father.
He is an astute diplomatist and
Russia owes much of the power and
influence she enjoys in the East to
his agency when acting as her minis
ter In Pekin. There are few matters
of diplomatic Importance between this
country nnd Russia. The ambassador
Is more or less a figurehead, and the
main thing is that he should be a
good figurehead and make an impres
sion commensurate with the Immense
power he represents.
France followed the tactics of Eng
land and Germany in appointing as
her representative to this country a
diplomatist with an American wife,
for Mme. Jusserand, although born
in Paris, Is the daughter of American
parents. M. Jusserand is without
doubt one of the most eminent mem
bers of tho French diplomatic serv
ice, He is a sc holar and has not been
J. J. Jusserand,
content with mastering the Intrica
cies of diplomacy, but has devoted
himself to the study of history and
contributed to the literary world
nmny valuable works upon Anglo
Saxon history. New York Sun.
IN NEW YORK YACHT CLUB.
German Emperor Now a Member of
An officer of tho New Yprk Yacht
eluh is quoted as expressing the be
lief that the German emperor has long
repented of the treatment which in
past years he Is credited with having
put upon members of that organlza
tion. Years ago an official of the New
York Yacht club said: "Emperor Will
lam never will be able to get into
the club owing to the way he has
tre ated American yachtsmen In German
waters. He has gone out of his way
to offer insults to our club members
and other American yacht owners and
it makes our blood boil!" The same
official points several reasons for be
lief that the emperor has heard of the
remarks quoted. "For instance." he
says, "the Meteor was designed and
built In this country and Prince Hen
ry came over to establish entente
cordiale." The club forgave and now
the kaiser and his uncle. King Ed
ward, are on the list of honorary mem
bers. It is said that the Invitation to
the kaiser went through George W.
Perkins at Mr. Morgan's suggestion.
Perkins became a regular member
President Pleased Children.
President Hoosevelt directed Col.
Ilingham to throw open the south
.rounds of the- white house to the chil
dren em Faster Monday for egg roll
ing, as has been tho custom many
years. The President also directed
the acting secretary of the navy to
order the marine band to give the
usual open-air concert for the enter
tainment of the little egg rollers.
Building Under Difficulties.
A cotton mill to be built at Quito,
tro capital or Ecuador, must bo car
ried on tho backs of mules through the
Andes, passing a point lti.uuo feet in
Winter Homes for Squirrels.
A score of little houses were put in
the; trees in the upper part of Central
Park. New York, us winter homes for
tho gray squirrels.
Larae Industry for Seattle.
A company has been formed et
Seattle with a capital of JG.OOtl.OOO t
bullj an Iron furnace and steed plant
in that city.
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Dinner Qown In Yellow Taffeta.
The dinner gown illustrated la ol
fellow taffeta striped with tiny pale
pink rosebuds. The fichu is of white
chiffon, frilled with lace, and tho
sleeves have chiffon and lace ruf
fles to match. The hat is white panne
velvet with a fold of yellow around
the crown, and against the coiffure
at the back pale yellow daisies are
llorax will take berry stains from
Sore eyelids can be cured by bath
ing them in quite warm water in
which a little borax has been dis
solved. Mustard will take the odor of on
ions from the hands.
Ammonia applied to Insect bites or
stings gives speedy relief.
Tomato Juice will remove many
kinds of vegetable and fruit atalns
from the hands.
Two or three tablespoonfuls of vin
egar put on tough meat when baking
or boiling, will make it tender with
out Injuring the flavor.
Stove blacking mixed with vinegar
will not burn off.
Ivy poison can be cured by apply
ing hot vinegar to the affected parts
aa soon aa perceived.
For Summer Gowns.
Heavy linen laces, inset with Hol
land linens, give a distinctive look
to some of the smartest summer
gowns just out, the white predominat
ing. But these Holland linens in pale
and dark blue, delicate green, gun
metal gray, tan and cream shades, are
charming made up with torchon, mal
tese and other linen luces. They are
shown in separate walking skirts,
shirt waists and full shirt-waist suits.
With mull ties and lineu belts with
silver buckles these gowns are as
pretty and cool as possible.
Brilliant Blue in Favor.
Beautiful, brilliant blue of the true
sapphire hue gains more and more in
favor. When it was introduced a
year or mors aso womankind was
afraid of it, and only the most dar
ing of the ultra-fashionables would
touch It at all. While an entire hat
of it may not be advisable, there's no
denying a smart ostrich feather
caught to the side or back of a black
turban is tremendously effective.
Whole sapphire blue evening
dresses 'are especially admired by
fair ones possessing valuable Jewels
In the shape of sapphires. When the
body is of sapphire blue spangles It
must be admitted that the effect Is
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stagey, even suggesting a tnernatd
In her home in the sapphire sea. More
refined effects are in chiffon over
various paler shades of blue. Clever
ly managed with chanttily applique
stunning effects may be had.
Lace Knots for the (Hair.
Knots of lace make pretty hair or
naments. Inch wide lace la wired In
the shape of a square bow, two loops
and two ends. In the center is fast
ened a tiny aigrette and a small
rhlnestone ornament. Silver pail
lettes are sewed, to the lace at In
tervals. Ribbon bows are left with
one end unfastened that It may be
wound round the coll of hair when the
coiffure Is small. ,
Rosettes of tulle are mounted on
gilt wire pins and are very dainty in
Rosettes made of tulle are shown in
pulrs to be worn on dancing slippers.
A small rhlnestone ornament is fast
ened in the center of each.
Ostrich pompons, small white mer
cury wings, tiny ostrich feathers and
large white down nomponc are the
most popular hair ornaments in feath
ers. Shoes and Gloves.
Tho most dressy evening shoes
have large rosette shaped flowers in
place of a buckle namely, either a
rose chrysanthemum or a dahlia, and
sometimes a bunch of small blooms.
Champagne-colored Suedes, made
very long, are fashlonablo for the mo
ment. They tone in with old lace,
and they are bringing in lace inser
tions Into some of these gloves. With
elbow sleeves people are wearing the
mitten sleeve namely, a long mitten
which forms a point over the band
something between a medieval cuff
and the old original mitten.
French Canvas for Waias.
French canvas Is being made up
extensively into shirt waists, a fa
vorite pattern consisting of stripes of
color separated with a hairline of
black. Mercerized cheviots, Oxford
shirtings and mercerized madras are
among the desirable fabrics for shirt
waists. For shirt waist suits linen
etaraine is a favorite, as It develops
so smartly, while foulard is as popu
lar as ever, for nothing Is cooler or
more serviceable for hot weather.
This toque is of burnt straw,
trimmed with velvet and wings of
One pint of warmed milk and one
half cup .lard melted Into it, two
teaspoons of sugar, one yeast cake
or one-half will do, flour to make a
batter, set over night. In the morn
ing add one-half teaspoon of salera
tus in a little warm water, salt, one
egg beaten, and flour to make a
dough; let it rise very light, knead,
roll into a sheet somewhat thinner
SUMMER GOWNS FOR MAID AND
Fk a tv
than for biscuit; cut out with a bis
cuit cutter, brush each one with hot
lard and fold nearly In center, set
close together In a greased pan, let
rise till light and bake until a deli
cate brown. They are delicious.
New Model for Silk Waist
Blouse of silk, slashed open In an
original way over bands of satin, to
which the edges are stitched down.
The plain yoke Is cut In points and
attached to the blouse In the same
way. Neueals Blousen.
Jet Is very popular.
A few coats of reindeer are seen.
Close-fitting hoods of fur are seen
on fair motorists.
Glace satin straw Is one of the
Luxurious Nimrods are wearing
leather fur-lined hunting suits.
Pipings are to be very much in evi
dence on spring gowns.
The newest street gowns show In
numerable little capes on shoulders,
hips and sleeves.
The Coming Width of Skirts.
No one can lay down any rule for
the making and cut of the skirts of
the immediate future, but everything
points to their being shorter and much
fuller. We are copying the idea of
them from some of the mediaeval
dresses, that were much gathered and
plaited to within some inches below
the waist. Such skirts are generally
trimmed round with bands of some
contrasting material trimmed square
at the neck with lace, the sleeves
puffed from the gatherings on the
shoulder to above the wrist, where
there are more gathers. You can see
plenty of these skirts just now on the
stage, where there are many ex
amples of skirts which just touch the
Some delightful loose jackets suit
able for the Louse and essentially
smart are being brought over from
Paris. It Is difficult to describe them,
for no two are alike. They are after
the Eton order, Insomuch that they do
not come below the waist, but though
some of them fit at the back, they
are all lc-se in front, and often fly
back so that the lower points of the
front droop over the walstoand and
the sleeves are not much beyond el
bow length, ending in long points be
low It. They generally have cape col
lars, and some are made In light
colored velvets trimmed with point
lace, but fur Is not considered a suit
Knocks but Once '
oes opportunity. The 8outhwest
knocks loudest just now. Get posted,
travel, and don't let the opportunity
slip. "Business Chances" and other
Interesting pamphlets about Kansas,
Indian Territory, Oklahoma and Texas,
sent free on request Address
"KATY," 403 Walnwrlght. fit Louis.
It Is easier to Invent a windmill than
It Is to raise the wind to make It go.
Ton never hear any fcne complain
about "Defiance Starch." There Is
none to equal It In quality and quan
tity, 16 ounces, 10 cents. Try It now
and save your money.
The pessimist never orders spring
Defiance Starch Is put up 16 ounces
In a package, 10 cents. One-third
more starch for the same money.
Nothing succeeds like the officehold
er who Is bis own successor.
Alt TOCR CLOTHES ADKDf
TTk ftcvt cPlVMa Hill III... --.1 i
- mu ,,iua a'i'j uwn mnq
White again. Larga a ox. package, 0 oenta.
"Mr. DooleyV Success.
Flnley Peter Dunne, tho celebrated
"Mr. Dooley," Is said to have been
offered $40,000 a year to write ex.
cluslvely for certain American pub
lishers. Only a few years ago be
worked on a Chicago newspaper for
$12 a week.
U. 8. Cadets Take Notice.
Up In Oregon the students have
a new method of hazing. In Lana
county they compelled the Initiate to
sit with feet and legs in Ice cold
water for au hour. Both less Had to
be amputated. Galveston News.
A woman's bravery always crops out
when she has a mouse In a trap.
Try me just once and I am sure
to come again. Defiance Starch.
Bachelors are birds of freedom en
vied by the caged ones so a bachelor
63H.OO per M. Lewis' "Sincle Binder."
Straight 6c cigar, costs the dealer some
more than other 5o cigars, but the higher
price enables this factory to use higher
Lend, and the world laughs with
you; borrow, and you borrow a loan.
To Ctire a. Cold In One (lav.
Take Laxative Bromo (Jtiiulne Tablets. AO
druggists refund mouey if it falls to cure. 25a.
The chronic kicker sems to think
that the chief end of man is his feet
Iowa Farm. , rcc Cash.
baUncci H cmp till paid. MfLll ALL. Sloui City, Is.
It takes a widow to properly handle
a lady killer.
If you don't get the biggest and
best It's your own fault Defiance
Starch Is for sale everywhere and
there is positively nothing to equal
It in quality or quantity.
A lawyer may be good natured even
In bis cross-examination.
Pino'! Cure for Consumption Is an Infallible,
nediolne tor ooucha and solas. N. W. bAJiual
Otaaa Sieve, N. Feb. IT, ISoa
People who talk a great deal can't
always tell the truth.
Ask Your Dealer For Allen's root-Ecu.
A powder. It rests the feet. Cures Corns,
Bunions, Swollen, Bore,Uot,Calloas,Aching,
Sweating Feet nnd Ingrowing Nail. Allen's
Foot-EaM makes new or tight ohoeaecuy. At
all Druggists and Shoe stores, iifi cents. Ao
sept no substitute, (temple mailed Fas.
Address Allen 8. Olmsted. LeRoy, N. Y.
Even the thermometer has been
known to take a drop too much.
PUTNAM FADELESS DYES pro
duce the brightest and fastest colors.
The deaf mute Is generally handy
with his talk.
"The Klean.Kool Kitchen Kind" of stoves
make no smoke, smell, soot, asheo or ex
cessive heat. Always look for trade mark.
To laugh at spiobterhood nowadays
is to display Ignorance of women, and
assuredly the very last way in the
world to persuade her Into matrimony.
It is tolerably clear that when a wom
an wants to marry she generally man-,
ages to achieve her object When she
prefers a "bachelor" life It may be
taken as enually certain that she la
best securing ber own happiness and
probably that of others. Lady's Pic
torial. Will Carry Cotton Free.
It Is officially announced that
through the Influence of Mr. Chamber
lain, the colonial secretary of Great
Britain, the West African railways
would give free carnage to cotton for
two years, and that the steamship
enmpanl were willing to carry the
first 1,000 tons of cotton to Liverpool
without ctarge for freight.
Ravages of the Boll Weevil.
A movement is under way In the
South for an organized campaign look
ing i ' the extermination of the boll
weevil, an Insect which Is extremely
destructive to cotton plants, Texas
estimating her loss for the past sea
son at $20,000,000 due to the ravages
of the weevil.
Quarrel Over Marconi.
Marconi baa lived to see two
Italian cities quarreling about their
claims to bis fame. He was born in
Bologna, but spent bis schoolboy
years In Florence, where he was a
very indifferent and careless student
Cure for Drunkenness.
The French Gen. Passerieu suggests
that tbe soldiers who give way to
drink should be treated aa persons
suffering from Illness, and that they
should be segregated and treateA bf
the regimental doctors.