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A FAIFl CONFEDERATE HONORED BY
THE STATE OF KENTUCKY.
rata Brr Frleaaa Her la
Areaitertar Waera M mrm lit
Alrr,-V -a's ark aaa
rfcil Pointer of Owecsfcoro, one
ct the fairest of Kentucky Confederate
thiC'tittr, J9 l" cbcspn to repre
ct list state an sponsor at the na
ti.iwil reunion of Oiafcdvrate TetTBU
at I May 30 to Juae 2. She i
tl dacjrhter cf tbe late Phil ToUiter.
name i we!l kDOWE to Tt-teran
trLo Trore tbe pray throughout the
outh. and ls one of tbe handsomest
j-oun? daughters of the Confederacy.
viks phil poirn.
Sliss ro:::tr is a bran, tie cf great
pt-rsoiiul U-auty. Her figure U grace
ful aii 1 ber tuaxctr that of tbe noted
southern l-Ile. She Las for some time
Un connected with The Messmjer.
I.uMi.heJ ly lion. Ury Woodson of
tt nKfro. and her work ag a writer
las att-scted attention. Miss Pointer
.xouipaiii'-d M:ks Lewis of George
town to Nashville when Mia LewU
tias Kentucky's sponsor at the reunion
there. The nx-etin;; of the Frizzled
TeU-rans be the largest In the his
tory of t!ie association. Cincinnati
laiac Urr Frleaaa.
Pxiety girls who hare turned dresa
t:;:.kers, iiiillim-rs, etc have a certain
advantage over heir professional ri
vals in that they have onportnnities to
create a favorable Impression of their
ou haaJiwork by manipulating pub
lic opinion. A pretty and popular
jouii? iK-rwn, who. wfcll she utili7-ed
h;-r n-.au'ua n.akias talent In turning
an honest pc-nt'T, no means relin-t;i;iil)-d
the so. .a! pleasi-reg to which
be had 1hd accustomed, recently call
el the atteution of her partner at a
lan'-e to a pretty gown worn by one of
Ih you like Ntllle M.'a dress 7 she
Yes." he said doubtfully. "I do not
knew much about frocks, but I should
say it waj n;ce."
Nicer she exclaimed Indignantly.
"Why. It Is beautiful! I made It, and
1 v.aiit you to do me a favor. Will
"Of course." he replied promptly, a
per to atone for his lukewarm praise of
her rretOon. "What Is Itr
"Why, you must ask Miss M. to dance
and praise her gown tremendously.
Till her how well it suits her. Ouly.
rf course, you must not mention that
you know it Is liiine."
Thus Instructed as to his method of
jro.-edure. the young man sought out
Miss M. and requested her hand for a
"1 never saw you look better than
yon do tonight," be p."oceeded, care
fully following his instructions, "and
your dress is lovely. I noticed it away
ncros the room as the prettiest bere.
I am sure it must have come straight
-ye, was the answer that fome
what staggered him. "1 gt It from
Iou-et. How cb-ver yon are to know
a Parisian gowt,!"
T.ut the result was n that the little
Jres:mnker desired, for the next day
lie received the following note from
"Your dress list night was a great
sucf-ess and vas takej for a French
creation. I want you to think me out
two costumes immediately, a dinner
gown and a ptreet frock. I shall call
In a few days to see what yon pro
pose." New York Tribune.
Iter fimn la Areaiteetara.
Kvery little while there comes the
news fronj some part of the country
tbat a woman has succeeded In enter
ing tbe domain of some profession the
gateway of which has hitherto been
Oosed to the sx.
It has remained for Boston to bring
forth a woman who, in the profession
be has cboecn, is not only doing work
remarkable for a woman, but work
that would be Just as remarkable were
H done ly any one of what Is called
the stronger sex.
Her name is Josephine Wright Chap
nu'in. an architect, and from her work
rooms, at 9 Park street, have come
forth the designs for some of the most
Ix autiful Louses ard homes in eastern
Massachusetts and the plans for some
of the most -successfully beautiful
Throcgboct tha city and state are
monuments to her ski!!, and her con
Ftautly Increasing patronage can- polu!
to but one thing that her work is her
At Ler Park street office she employs
sreral draftsmen, end sbe has reached
that degree of success where she Is Dot
f-ompehed to seek for something to da
but kas merely to wait for what comes.
The latest building for whlca it if
practically certain Miss Chapman's
l:lans will be a.vcpted is that which it
is proposed to build for All Saints'
Lpiscoiial charea at Attleboro, Th
growth of the church uade a larger
ittiDce Imperative a year or two ago.
and several mouths past a tract of land
was purchased, and Miss Chapman
drew the plans for tiic new church.
Tbe style is that of an old English
ablx y. The church will scat 2T3, but
-ouid be made to seat as many more
If liecessary. It Is in the form of a
i ross, with scats in the transepts or
Another church which Miss Chap
man has led into the way of beauty is
that of the Episcopal parish cf Leo
luinyter. This will be rather after the
old English cbaprf Etyle and will be W
feet in length and 4J feet wide. The
church will seat 3-J persons aad the
Sunday school room 2ti0.
At present Miss Chapman is working
on designs for tbe clubhouse for the
Worcester Woman's club, to cost $75,
OoO. New York Journal.
Waere Vonri Arc Atepta.
General William U. Merriata, director
of tbe census, has put his foot in 1L
lie Las decided that women ar better
Ctted to do the tabulating work than
men and has so notified memlers of
congress. And the result of ail this
Is there Is wailing and gnashing of
The wailing Isn't conCned to the Ee
publicans alone either. Pemocrati,
too. are howling against General Mcr
riam's order, for the iemocrata, seca
tors and representatives, were each o
Lave the naming of three cenntjs tabu
lators. The Republicans were to Lav
Tie appointment of tabulators will
be made June 1. Already hundreds of
rcotcmendationa have been caJe to
General Merriam. In this, the year of
congressional as wel' as a general
eui:!K:n. It is not surprising thit coo
prei.Nz;cn are huntlE for rote. So
t I jm J
f V i. 1 V-.C-X
uaiuraiiy an or toeir recommeiKlstJons
are for roeD i !;re votes. There
U no seDtioent aloDt a congressman
w1m ts grinning for totc.
Imagine, then, the consternation that
General Merriam'a letter to members
ft the senate and boose created. In hia
leuen' General Merriaia said, tliat
Chkf Statistician Hant. who has
charee of the population division and
who held the same position la the last
rectus, had recommended the employ
ment of women, because, be said, they
were better qualified for tbe work than
men. not only being more accurate,
but swifter. General Merriam decid
ed U foUow Mr. Hunt" recommenda
tion and therefore wrote letters to each
member of congress announcing bis
decision. Tbe result la the aforemen
tioned wailing and gnashing of teeth.
Work ! VTaarea.
A practical Illustration cf the dis
crepancy between the wages paid to
women aad those paid to men was
shown la a recent experience cf a
r.rook!yn woman with a costosae tai
lor. !be found on giving orders for
spring tailored suit that tbe price
for making bad advanced a number
of dollars over the figure set by the
tailor Ute In tba fall, and on asking
why was informed that wages had In
creased and that If be was to bare
good work done be must pay fr tJie
higher prices now demanded by the
mea. That explanation was satisfac
tory enough, and nothing more was
said. Another side of the wage ques
tion was presented, towever, wuea
negotiations were under way for the
making of a reception gown or what
fi;o fsib-.r called a fancT dress, for
tailored costumes do not constitute tbe
entire outfit of his establishment, and
he Is nret..-red to accommodate Lis
patror.s with whatever kind of a cos
tume they may desire to have. The
nrice for the reception gown was ex
actly tbe same as six LKinth ago.
-Wby is It that you advance the fig
ures so much la one branch of your
work and not la anotherr asked the
Brooklvnite. "Well, you see." was
the answer, "my wi.'e and the girl
make the fancy dresses, ana I ao not
Lave to nar so much for tbe work.
The girls' wages have cot ln?reasel.
Why not? I can t say. madam, and
the rer-ly was accompanied by a shrug
of the shoulders.
Attractive WI4ow Eases.
Flowers. It got without saying, give
to any house aa attractive appear
ance, and in this connection it might
be well to ask why it Is that the tiny
plots of grass In front of many city
houses belonging to well to do people
are so woefully neglected. Even the
grass is sparse and nacared for, and It
Is seldom. If ever, that any attempt Is
made to make it ornamental. Yet these
plois might be turned Into little spots
of beauty in early spring and during
the autumn months aad in winter
made to look cheerful and trim with
evergreens and English ivy. Window
boxes filled with dwarf arbor vitae
trees and Ivy give a bouse an air of
distinction and in the spring render
It really beautiful whea filled with
pussies. Later la the season hyacinths
and tulips may take their place. It is
only iu recent years that this species
of outside decoration has been intro
duced, and it is to be hoped that it
will grow In favor. If only for the sake
of the rublic good. Curtains, too.
give a great cachet to the outside ap
pearance cf a bouse and should be
carefully considered in that connection.
People seldom realize bow all this
minutiae affect the general appear
ance of their domiciles. If they did,
there would be more attention paid to
the exterior of the ordinary dwelling.
Aaerlraa Embrotdrry mt Pari.
A beautiful exhibit of embroideries
by American women at tue exposition
la Paris is representative of tbe finest
workmanship that skillful fingers can
produce au-J was collected under the
auspices of a committee consisting cf
Mrs. ConJace Wheeler. Mrs. Richard
Watson Gilder. Mrs. Schuyler Van
Rensselaer and Mrs. Boudinot Keith.
Mrs. Wheeler states that the aim of
tbe committee was to have the exhibit
indicate the trend of American em
broidery in addition to giving foreign
ers aa idea of the American way of
decorating table linen. Foreigners
have but little idea of the luxury of
American table appointments, aad the
exhibit Is one that displays the finest
fpeeiniens of embroidered table linen.
"I have been Interested in embroideries
since the Centennial exosition wag
held la Philadelphia," Mrs. Whcelor
said, "and have devoted my time to
encouraging the development cf this
art among American women. There is
today no stitchery in the world supe
rior to the American, and the exhibit,
which has been gathered frori various
slates and Is thus national in charac
ter, attests this fact."
Many of the pieces are embroidered
with flowers peculiar to this country,
the Indian corn, arbutus, Cherokee
rose, the American Beauty rose and
characteristic American ferns.
That the old time masculine bluff
does not Influence the modern woman
is seen in a story, and a story that is
tbe truth. It was at the time of the
last convention of the Michigan Feder
ation of Women's Clubs that tbe name
of Mrs. Keating of Muskegon was pre
sented for re-election to tbe presidency.
There is a Mr. Keating, as it happens,
who. prior to bis wife's departure far
the clubwoman's convention, sought to
prevail upon her to refuse the office.
The sisterly persuasion at the scene of
action was to much for Mrs. Keating,
however, ard she was made president
for a second time. Thereu)on she tel
egraphed her husband the result, and
immediately there came back the mes
sage. "Have packed my traps for the
Philippines." The ruse of the jocular
Mr. Keating did not work, so they say.
for the only consolation be got was a
terse telegram sent by the Michigan
Federation of Women's Clubs. It read
"God speed you."
51 re. Sternberg, wife of the surgeoa
general of the army, has lately come
into possession of the most -beautiful
product of the Philippines, an exquis
itely embroidered piaa handkerchief,
which was sent her by an army offlcer.
Tbe drawn work and embroidery make
a texture fine as cobweb aad morv
bcsutlfu! and durable than any lace.
Tbe day Is at band when pina cloth
from the Philippine, both In its fine
and coarser varieties, will be la more
frequent use in this country. Mrs, Mc
Kee, dar.gtter of former President
Uarrisoa. has a dress of it with a satin
stripe weav which has been greatly
admired. Tbe true plna cloth is made
by hand of piceapple fiber aad is more
costly than silk, but very durable. The
handkerchief and neck shawls worn
by tbe Philippine women, made of pina
cloth, covered with drawn work and
embroidery, are simply marvelous.
erwata la Aaatralia.
In Australia ths servant question has
reached an acute stage. The New
South Wales legislative assembly baa
carried through it preliminary stages a
domestic servants' regulation bill,
which provides tliat no woman servant
sha work mora than eight hours a
day. Special occasions, such aa recep
tions or dinners, are allowed for three
times In a quarter, when the tln Is
extended to 12 horns, provided that the
extension ts not required on consecu
tive days. On the other hand, tbe bill
provides that neglect of duty by a
servant la an offense.
Khaki letter paper is tbe latest, and.
being linen, it might be made out cf
the very material :uude into uniforms,
from Ita anoearance. This mnv nu
I raeaa tast U altogether beautiful
EDITS A MINING -JOURNAL.
aV Taaaa- Tt'oataa w'kj IfaJ
Menu la aa laaaal Field.
Miss Bessie ' Shirley f Salt Like
City Is 10 years old nnj freUJ- In ad
dition the is the first woman la the
country to own asd edit a mln'ur
JourriaL Miss Sbirl-y Is a Texas girL
her parent moving to Utah two year
ago. After looking over the field In the
Mormon capital she rcaJe up ber mind
that the men who worked the rich
mines cf that region of the country
J s 1 i
needed a Journal cf their own. which
she immediately proceeded to start. In
the interests of her paper Miss Shirley
makes regular weekly trips to the
principal mining centers aad is said
to ccjoy the confidence of the miners
to a remarkable extent She makes
it a point to personally explore the new
mines opened la her territory and de
clares that she thoroughly enjoys Ler
Journeys made hundreds of feet beneath--
the surface of tbe earth. Her
laper is successful froia a financial
standpoint sad is said to Lave consid
erable in3uence la mining circles.
Mr: Edwla Trfarkham.
The wife cf the poet Edwia Mark
ham was Miss Anna C. Murphy, a
teacher la the public schools of Los
Angtles. She is nut without reputa
tion in the west as a writer of juvenile
poetry aad !s known as a lecturer. She
has given some study to the early mis
sions of California srd is said on the
platform to handle the subject at
tractively. But it Is as a compiler of textbooks
that she is best kaonn. according to
Literary Life. Tbe state of California
makes its own tex!!ooks. To Miss
Murphy was given the distinction of
being nj'iiointed by the state to select
and edit Its readers! She brought to
the work literary discrimination of so
high ea order iat it attracted marked
attention la educational circles. She is
well known in tbe literary shitty of
San Francisco anJ Sacramento, where
she met Edwin Martha :u long before
he pave Indications of le!ng the poet
of the hour. It was while teaching
two years ago In tbe university at Oak
land that she married tbe author of
"The Man With tbe Hoe."
Bow Actreaaea Flad DiTeralaa.
Among actresses first we find that
Sarah Bernhardt has a taste for paint
ing, sculpture and cycling, when in
summer she delights la fishing, boat
ing, tennis aad literature, sometimes
also In cliff scaling. Ellen Terry is less
ambitious, for she finds sufficient dis
traction is reading, driving and yacht
ing, while her sister. Marlon Terry,
likes going to tbe tbeater on an off
night to see what her brothers and sis
ters in art an- doiug. She also Is pas
sionately foad of flutters, loves music
and enjoys a game of golf. Mrs.
Brown-Potter, although she made such
a wicked Miiadi. amuses herself In a
sufficiently innocent way, for she pass
es much of her time raising Cowers
and is fuod of ail outdoor pursuits.
Miss Ada KeLao cycles a goxd deaL
reads much and loves traveL Olga
Nethersole is devoted to dogs, rides a
cycle, plays gulf and studies botany
for ber pleasure. Cissie Loftus. when
she Is not cycling or swimming, col
lects autographs and photographs.
Seallac; Was Revival.
The use cf sealing wax has become
so generally fashionable that before
long it may be considered vulgar to
seal envelopes with gum. Who knows
but there may be a revival, too, cf
those mysterious love signs which were
rampant In tbe guod eld days of yore?
Sixty or more years ago a flaming rej
wafer was used by a despairing lover
when sealing a letter to indicate a dis
tressed and bleeding, heart: a yellow
one when Jealousy was rankling In his
breast: a black one Indicated anger
and resentment; a gren one, fickle
ness; a violet one, faithfulness and
constancy, and a blush pink, blissful
contentment and happiness. Quaint
old seals engraved with mottoes, with
crests and monograms, have become
much sought after, and the most fas
cinating cf all is the old fashioned set
of seven seals with a motto for each
day in the week.
The London School of Medicine For
Women In its rejwrt for 1S90 appends
a list of 254 medical women it has
trained. They seem now to be called
to the farthest ends cf the earth to
serve in hospitals and as medical mis
sionaries. Nearly every important town
in India has a qualified woman physi
cian. China claims a large number.
Even Persia claims one. and South Af
rica has svveraL Among the different
pests held by women doctors are those
of medical examiner to a life insurance
company and to the women's staffs of
postofiiccs. Women are medical in
spectors to high schools for girls and
to children boarded out under the
Church of England Society For Waifs
Calaeae Waaaea Warrior.
People stand aghast at the reports of
Boer women found dead and wounded
la tbe trenches. There was another
war some ZO years agj In which over
600.000 women took part, and they
were as active as mea in all military
duties. They were formed Into bri
gades of 13.1 WO each and bad female
officers. Ten thousand were picked
women, drilled and garrisoned in Nan
kin. Tbe rest dug moats and trenches,
built breastworks, batteries, etc. The
Tae-Ping rebellion was one of the most
remarkable cf modern wars.
Prlaeeaaea M'aa Caa Cook.
It would be hard to fiad in all Ger
many a princess who is not a good
cook and housekeeper. Empress Au
gusta Victoria took lessees in cooking
when she was a young girL Grand
Duchess Louise cf Badea told her only
daughter. ltiacess Victoria, wife cf
the crown prince of Sweden, never to
forget that "every woman, whether
she lives ia a palace or a cottage,
should be a careful housekeeper and a
lerfect coolc" New York Telegram.
Miss Agnes Rush Burr, who has been
editor of The Philadelphiao. a literary
aad society weekly of Philadelphia,
recently left that position to take
charge of t-e "waman'a page" of the
Philadelphia livening Telegraph. Es
ther G. Williamson is assistant editor
ec The PLiladelphian.
CASTOR I A
Tor IrJanti and Child pen.
Thi Kind Yea Han Always Biiagh
roil I.1J TI.K FOLKS.
aae Birda Xeata.
WoodrKii.t r all use boles drilled out
with their wrong f ills, tbe chips mak
ing the lining- If you follow np a se-ri'.-s
of round boles drilled iu tbe decay
ed lrincb of a tree, you will usually
cotae upon one of theae nests.
These birds wasts much time aad
labor by drilling sevexal holta before
they find one to suit theiTauey. These
fcoies, besides fanning the nest in suni
tner, answer tor' home la winter,
though sometln-sa the male bird drills
a bole Just lar;e enough for himself
and let bis mate weatber the winter
storms as well as she can.
The w oodiwclers drill new boles for
nests each season, and the old ones are
quietly appropriated by the nuthatch
es, the chickadees and the brown
creepers. Each has her notions of re
furnishing the liorrowed homes. The
chickadees put dowu. a soft carpet or
nig of catertillar silk or spider webs
mixed with down from f lants. The
nuthatches are satisfied wttn a mat cf
The great crested flycatcher a! o uses
a convenient woodpecker's bole; but,
not fiading It furnished fo meet ber
fancy, she opaolsters it with the most
curious material you could possibly
guess snake skins. How can a bird
know where to find them? Yet she
does, and ahncst Invariably la every
-rcat crested flycatcher's nest you will
tnd one or cart off snake skins.
Wrens, swallows, bluebirds, owls,
eagles and some hawks use last year's
nests with so;ne slight repairs or ap
propriate a deserted one that seems
A wren will rear a little family In a
bole !a a tree that seems hardly large
enough for the mother bird. Tbe blue
bird aad the ni.trtla will be thankful
for any boxes nailed about tbe garden
to assist thera In their housekeeping
ily far the larger proportion cf our
birds build a new nest each season,
though often returniag to the same lo
cality. Thea comes that great army of
birds that buIU not only a new nest
each year, but a new nest for each
brood, Vick's Magazine.
A Jolly Tar.
A Jif k Tar It and jolly,
Ut't t.ifr ran be.
Be ran riaixe tci'.ur'i hornpipe.
Though be sever u the l
n -. of the v--in
Is fa hi tyra of blor;
Ei bair, touched by the aun&ine,
la of iU oldrs hue.
His eVrta ar bright and rt-iy.
Hit lipa like cbrrriei red:
Ho tfiourrhu of itonr.y veathcr
E'er till tua curly head,
' e pray no t! J tonutioea.
Ko d5 of a-rary atrife.
Crrtilt our lull tailor
Lpou Ujc a-aa of lite.
Odd Farts Ahoat Twa Qaeer Tatraa.
Perhaps the most unique spot in Eu
rope is the little vilbige cf Altenberg.
where, on its border four countries
meet It is ruled by no monarch, has
uo soldiers, no police and no taxes. Its
inhabitants speak a curious jargon of
French and German combined and
spcud their days in farming the bind or
working in the valuable calamine mice
of which it Insists.
The little town of Stanley. In the
Falkland islands, possesses the most
uniijue school service ever known. Two
traveling schoolmasters are provided
by the government, who visit the dif
ferent families where there are chil
dren and give instruction. The length
of their visit depends on tbe astateu'-ss
of the children, and they may spcu 1
days or weeks, as the case may be. at
one house alone.
Bora Wilt Brraae Faaiaaa.
A Swedish boy fell out of a window
aad was badly hurt, but with clinched
lips be kept back the cry of paia. The
king. Gustavus Adolphus. who saw the
boy fail, prophesied that the boy would
make a man for any emergency. Ani
so he did. for he became the famous
A loy used to crush the flowers to
pet their color and painted the white
side of his father's cottage In Tyrol
with all sorts of pictures, which tue
mountaineers gazed at as wonderfuL
He was the great artist Titian.
An old painter watched a little fellow
who amused himself making drawings
cf bis pot aud brushes, easel and stool,
aad said. "That boy will bat me one
day." And he did, for he was Michael
P rr once an i know-lie; ra.TOca
Who di'ln't bt-lit-re in the moca.
"Eery month. drnt you a,
TVrr'i a nev oner' aaid he.
MSo real tu-jo-i uld rar out aoon!
Jorl Stacy ir a. Stcbuiaa,
Joba i-bermaa aa III mar! f.
A politician who was very near to
Senator Jubn S'.-ermaa in the campaign
of says he will never forget the
effect that tbe first kodak picture of
himself bad upon the senator. Mr.
Sherman had Leeu speaking the night
before iu the Academy of Music, Phil
adelphia, and the newspaper artists
had taken some lifelike snap shots of
Liai in mnuy attitudes. To tbe poli
tician tbe senator said. r.Mn looking
over the newspapers the following day:
"Well, well, our time for criticising tbe
L.ew?;iper men is over. They have us
to rights now. Here I am Just as I
am, and I'm a carica.ure of what I
have always thought I was." Satur
day Evening Post.
What He Loaf.
The nervous commuter Lad one min
ute la which to catch bis train. He
was hastening exceedingly when the
cries of a small boy smote upon his ear.
"Hey. mister!" shouted the urchin.
"Yer've lost Koiuctbin!"
The commuter stopped and hastily
counted his bundles. "What have I
lost?" he panted. -Why," said tbe
boy. "yer've lost that shine I put on
yer shoes ylstidy. T1! give yer another
fur a nickel." Philadelphia Press.
"Phwas ivery place covered la Noah's
-All but "th city of ( ori, Larry."
"By the way. Naggus," asked Boras,
who was louaglcg la tbe office of the
literary editor, Vhr.t do you consider
the finest r'.ee cf writieff la exist
ence;" "WvU. answered the literary editor.
;th a rar.n. "the Tea Commandments
! written la a circle of the size of a silver
; --arter is al out as fine as any I bar
ver icen," Chicago Tribune.
F IUUUEI IJY NATURE
PORTRAITS IN THE WALL OF THE
FAMOUS MARBLE ROOM.
A ln af Suae Ia Ike Trraaary De
naeal 1 hat Shtai a I'erfeet
PrcSle of Vtueca irtwria aad Other
The ofic-n rcpe-att-d statement that
Uccltf Sam is without seuthuefit la il
lustrated iu a measure iu the treasury
JepartiuenL The famous uarUc room,
which cost the Koveraiacnt
although still a i Lice of beauty, U ao
IoDger au on1 menial clu)ri!lT only.
Tbe rooia around which tradition has
woven many a curious tule, the room
la which Uencrrl Grant received the
gursts who attended his first Inaugural
ball. Is iR-w used as a cash room.
Urn? years ag, whe-n the architect
who planned the Interior of the room
saw Lis dream realized, whea the
painters and decorators had complet
ed tb;ir laliors and visitors were al
lvwee" to gaze cpon its inagnifice-nce. It
was declared to 1 the finest ro;:a lu
the country. Mea aa:' would ;f na
tional and International faros have
danced upon the marble floors where
today stand prosaic counters aaJ
desks. Tbe pretty gallery in which sat
the famously beautiful women e-f those
days, where society gossiped an.l llics
aaJ beaus carried on flirtatious. Is still
retained. But it Is empty, and no ouc,
unlers it be the spirts of those who
once adorned the room, looks down up
on the small army of employees who
handle f iiOtfi.tioO each year before
it is distributed throughout the United
This famous room of the treasury de
partment has been used for this pur
pose for a DumiKT of years. The grow
ing demands of the department made
this oecesiary, but the place has not
lot reputation even If it has become
oue of the government's workshops.
The marble room of the treasury de
partment is known far and wide and
Is a feature of interest to visitors on a
tour of Inspection of the building. Th
Interior is constructed of marble
brought f'im sunny Italy, froai France
ana wum Vermont.
F. E. Spinner was treasurer when
the room was built. W. 1J. West was
chief clerk, and A. B. Muilett was the
suixrvising architect. Hugh McCul
loch was secretary of the treasury, aud
his assistants were W. E. Chandh-r
aad J. 1. Hartly. This Information '.s
proclaimed by two marble siabs placed
abeve the doors. All tbe marble is
wi'Jiout doubt the most magnificent
that could le obtained. One cf the
squires, however, 1 particularly re
markable. It Ls a beautiful specimen
of black Vermont marble. A crack
runs through the middle of this square,
the most remarkable oue ia the whole
room. On it, as though drawn by an
artist, la a picture of Queen Victoria, a
full life sized figure of an eld Quaker
ess aad tbe head and shoulders of a
French soldier, with his little round
cap set Jauntily ou the side of his
bead, fastened with a cord tliat runs
down the side cf the face and under
The discovery of the faces and fig
ures on liie marble was made by Mes
senger W. R. Eiliott. One day. while
seated in front of the square, be was
startled by the lines of alternate black
and white forming tl.e figure of the old
Quakeress. A full side view of the old
woman Is shown. The traditional poke
bonnet is pictured, a shawl covers the
siigbtly drooped shoulders, and the
hands are folded complacently In front
of the body. It needs no steady gaze
to brifcg out' tbe picture. It is as per
fect as though drawn by a master
The face of Queen Vicforia is also
remarkably true to life. It requires
no effort of imagination to draw out
the contour of ber face. Only the pro
file and a small jtortion of the shoul
ders are displayed. The face of Queen
Victoria on tbe marble haa given the
officials no end of amusement. Several
years ago, while a number of young
English women who had visited this
country for the purpose of attending a
Christian Endeavor convention were
being taken through the treasury de
partment, tiny were shown tbe face of
their beloved queen. They were great
ly amazed at the likeness, and many
exclamations of love and veneration
were expressed. While admiring the
queer designing of nature one of the
young women declared that the Eng
lish government should purchase the
The picture of the French soldier is
shown in the lower rigbt hand corner
of the square. The figure ls half life
size and 19 la profile, like the other two.
The shoulders are thrown back just as
they are drawn by famous French
military artists. Nothing could le
more truly drawn than the round cap
which Is set half ovr-r the left ear.
There are other faces and figures to be
found on the square, Iog. birds and
countless grotesr-je figures can easily
Ie traced by following the lines.
A MlKbtier Tribe.
Once upon a time the Ilev. Thomas
K. Beecher of Elm Ira. N. Y brother
to Henry Ward Beecher, got into some
sort of a quarrel with a man named
Smith down at Colioes. Thomas 1C
Beecher wmte the presumptuous man
a defiant little note, saying curtly:
"Do you want to get Into a quarrel
with the Beecher family?"
And the man wrote back, with a
"Do you want to fight with the Smith
And no Beecher could stand that.
Thomas K. laughed and hastened to
make terms. Los Angeles Time's.
A great man docs not alway attain
a ripe old age la fact, bardlj half of
the greatest men cf modern and an
cient times have readied the limit of
age set by tbe Bible. 70.
Id baking cake or muffins in gem
pans, it should b remembered that if
there is cot quite enough batter to fill
all the set, a iit'.le water should be put
In each one of tbe empty ones before
they are put into the oveu.
. If your baby is delicate
and sickly and its food docj
not nourish it, put fifteen
or twenty drops of Scott'i
Emulsion in its bottle three
or four times a day and you
will see a marked change.
Wc have had abundant
proof that they will thrive
on this emulsion when other
food fails to nourish them.
It is the same with larger
children that are delicate.
Scott's Emulsion seems to be
the element lacking in their
food. Do not fail to try it il
your children do not thrive.
It is as useful for them in '
summer as in winter.
A si jour ctor if this is met ru.
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EOBEET S. SCULL, AGENT, SOMEESET. PA.
ALL ATE THEIR HUSBANDS.
liter Failare of a Coatlf Giprrlatat
ta Make Spldera Urate Silk.
As long a?o as the bepii:ning of the
eighteenth ceatury the Idea of usiui;
the thread that tl.e t;;iider Fpins from
its body as a substitute for the thread
utivrairNtl from the cocuou of the silk
worm was. broached, but with little
practical result. Au Englishman, Mr.
Holt, w-cured Ui.'k0 feet of t-ilt thread
from 22 eidcrs in two hours.
'Of lute Home exiteriuienta liave lieen
couducted by curious persons to ascer
tain which spider produced tbe U'st
anJ birsiest ijuantity of silk, for it has
Leeu demonstrated that it is an excel
lent substitute for that of the silk
worm. Spiders from Paraguay and
Arveutina. from India. China aud Aus
tralia, were tried, but the best results
were secured from the spiders of Mad
agascar. It w- found th.it after laying her
eggs the female spider spius most free
ly. Six of these were selected aad con
fined for the test. From oue 2,0oo
yards of thread were secured in ten
days; from the second. L,.iriO yards in
seven days; froru the third ami fourth.
4."Ai yards in foLr days; from the fifth,
1,4'XJ yards iu 11 days, and from the
sixth, 4.20O ards in 27 days.
A German manufacturer was so de
lictitetl with this test that he t-iade
elalorate arrau.s'meBts for having a
spider silk mill, importing a lare nuu.
ber of the spiders from Maihiprascar
tp Germany. All went well until the
females had laid their eg?s and le
gun to spin, when ail at once the males
were'found to have di:ip;t:ired. Their
larger feminine couipauious had grown
so fond of them that each female spi
der bad eaten ber mate. This catas
trophe ended the costly experiment.
A Trathfal .oaraelalrr.
In a certain household the true aud
only Vermont maple sirup has never
lost its sweetness, and several times a
week from the head of the table pater
familias pours out Judicionsly meas
ured quantities of it oa the plates of
his cLiiJren. To give piquancy to the
ceremony he always explaius that this
time be is going to give Iob au ostrich
and Mnzie aa oateloie, with so.uethiag
else frot.i the nursery books for Teddy.
One day the latter small philosopher
was seen to regard the various plates
for a considerable space of time in si
lence. "What is it. Edward T his
"Nuffin," replied, the hopeful. "I w.-is
just tiukin that me nu Bob an Mazie
alius seeuis to get birds aa suakes au
tings wiv skinny legs, but ihju. general
ly gets a el'phfiBt or a hippei ptitumu.
New York Commercial Advertiser.
Wialrd a Stoat.
"Have I not always been generous
with you In the matter of household
exjienses?" he demanded.
"Yes," she replied bitterly. "I ask
ed for a stene and ye gave uie bread."
Then he realized that he would have
to get her the diamond she desired be
fore there would be peace in the fami
ly. Chicago 1'osb
Strateer la Ike l'n!p!t.
"How did you gather such a lar'e
rongii gstion of ol I ap.d middle aged
people'" asked the young minister of
the old oue.
"I advertised a sermon to the young,"
was the latter' reply. Chicago News.
Plraaorra of Opulence.
Dorothy I'a, I do wish we were rich.
Dorothy's PaHow rich would yea
like to be?
Dorothy Ch. awfully rich: rich
enough to sanb ; ople aud still 1 rail
ed agreeable' Chicago Hccord.
A German tailor who died at Uros
lan in ISC 7 baa such keen sight that
he waa able to see two of Japitert
four moons with tbe naked eye.
Hailstones in India are sa'.l to be
from 5 to 20 times hirger than those 11
England or America.
Ttf Twa Sldra.
What the employer said: "Thank
heaven. Pre pot rid of that nuisance
at last I Lad 'given him hints enough,
but it was of no use, apd finally I actu
ally had to kick him ont of the place."
What the paper said, "We hrar that
Mr. Benson Harding has severed bis
connection with the P.rowustoue Im
provement company. Bistoa Transcript.
Baife? ii Wail
3?or Infants and Children.
The Kind You Havq
u 3' ln
Lesead of the Sarciaaaa.
DafTodil U a corruption of affoduir.
which is derived from Asphodelus. Its
other uaaie Is uarcUsus, and the leg
em of the latter name is well known
how Xareis-sus. for whom a nymph
died, was punished by seving bis own
face in a n-I cf water and becoming
so Infatuated v.i h it that he was spell
bound to the sjriI till he pim-d away
and died and was changed into the
flower that bears bis name today.
"How Is your brother. Tommy?"
-Ill la bed. miss. He's huit himself.
"How did he do that'r"
"We were playing at who could lean
farthest out of the window, and be
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Cook & Beerits,
Wednesday Fh. ilh.
( pel b ...
Applea-: Irirrt. t. .
Apple but! r, p-r fal
I roll j-r fc
ButU-r.s fmb ktx, per B
ierataiT-, j-r Tto...
-40 to 5ir
Hcesaraz prr w .
luunuj luaii,, J " i m L.J u'
) furircumi uu, per id
i n:ut pr
. -10 tn sc
f whiu- navy, per bua JJ.io to $i
4 i.i nia,
fwr ro , ii
JW'D, per b iv
mtrM, pr f6.-.... , 10 Irt l.'r
iv.-t J'umler!nt, p-r bb' Jl.i)tol.a)
t emenl j.ortlHnU p,., 6l, ,0 4 (V
rornmi, p-r Ki m
K'js. per dox IJ,
FUh. lake hf rrlng. S "J'fr
Konry. white clover.pr "to jv
lard, p r ft 7 to hk-
l.ime, rbbl. ...l.i
MoIhhmd. X. O.. pr Kl JV
Oniona, pr bu rji to ?V
PoUtUM, pt-r bun jo to r.'W
Fr-li s. t vaporaud, per lb h u li
Prune", per tt g to lor
... prbhl fis
P1t:buTT, per t.hi
Dairy, k bus aacka
' " '
4 bna aark ."nJL l.ZIil.ia
e round alum, loo E ack.. . ....
mapie.prr m TteWe
tmpon-d yliow, per fi .... ,se
white, A. per Bi ,)t
fi-iriu!all, pr t
ob. or pulved, per h '.
r sal V
marl-, per ml n m tv.
Stoneware, 'ja i loa
Ti.iWw. per 2 ii to V
Vinrtr. r-er eat 20 to siv-
uniotoy.pr bna . , . i -)
Clover, p-r bu j.v.0 U (j M
M rrln.tion, pr haa
" alfalfa, pt-r bua
u alKVk rr hue
Hiuei, iiT7t)nt per iu
( Parley, white beardiea-i, pr boiiT I.S5
j bsetwtieat. per bua 4V
Grain i corn ahelle.1, per bua r, to s;
oalu, per bca cj tos
I rve, pvr bus in!
a Feed wheat- perhas..J76-V
i in .t ri, ,-r r
I rorn and ota chop, per liO
i rorn ana nana c
! flour, roher pro
" anrlng p;
roceii..per Mil .3. si
peieui ana tio-v
I Rou r. lower i-rad p?i :3Bn...jlJ;l"0
Middi'nzt J WTU- r s
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Jobn-Urwn Mail Evpreaa. rWtwood U-J5
ni., Srineret U't,;, Htoveatown Hoot
eraviile litl, Johnatown i-M p. m.
Johnatown Accornmodnllon. Rorkwood 4 40
p. m., Sorneraet o:'t-' Stoyentowni.31, Hoov
eraville J:tJ, JolmstowD K-jO.
Mail. Johnstown 8 X a.m.,HooTf ri'lea.n9
Htoyeatown Bomeret ir3 Rock wood
E-preaa. Johnstown 3 p. m., HooTevHie
i.a. stoveatowu 47. tiomeraet 115, Bock
wood Sr. 40.
F. D. CNDERWOOn.
D. B. MARTIN Oenejal Manager.
Paasenger Traffic Manager.
taarian stanoars timi.
IN EFFECT NOV. 19, lS3.
Traina arrive and depart from theitatloE at
Johoatown aa foliowa :
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Way Pawner ....
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wr j6hs wopuntM a oj, pAt XTt'l:
aaa llat at taw aua-raa Icnumi w-aar
p Snyder's Pharmacy,
fjf It re?a!'re a good selected stock an-J a neatly arranged g;,
fresh -nd goo-ionditioa. Ia the waj of
This Model Pru Store is rapidly becoming a grrat Lv.-.rite
Tt o pie in Fearch o f
FRESH AMD PURE DRUGS
MEDICINES. DYE STUFFS, SUPPORTER
LoiMs PrescriptioiisSFaiaili Recgii
And a Full Line of Optical Goods always on had. F:c 8
large assortment all can be suited.
TEE FISEST BBASDS OF CIG5ES
Always on liand.lt is always a pleasure to difpUv our r.N :
tending purcbader?, wlether they buy from us or d.-e!, k
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MAIN STREET - - SOMERSET, f
Walnnt. Yellow Fine, Fleering-, frali, Xiai R
Cherry, fchJ-gles, Ioor, Iialnalera, Cheli
Ilh, M hKe Pine Blinds, Aewel V.t, Lie.
A funeral Unf of all eradea of Lumber r.d Kul'ullu; atrial and Roof.n;' P' r'
toc. Alao, can furnish anytiiirig in til Una of oar baainna tc onW with rax'
bl promplseaa, aachj Brae It eta, odd-tiUedworzetc.
Office and Tird Opposite 8..C.B.B. Station.,
Fiftv-eip'ht Years Old!!
Tri-vveckly A DAILY
IIIUUIl CHEAPtST KWM.
A new nnil ipninrkti)y atlrH.1iv poJ
lMMtinrt, profiiM)ly iliiinlralfd iti por
trait ami balf-un ; rontaiva ! the
striking nws fati-x 'f tb I:i!y Tri-
tic and Koreign "or-.tw,n.i,-. Short r -.,. Fa-cinat; Short St. ri
Stor-.M. Miiiix.nu Iiliistrmiti!.. Indus- 1'Por1 rasomat
tri.tl Ii'furination. Fashion Nit-M. Airri nnexc-elled Asrionltural I'-I 1-'1
ru'tural mstters cart-fullr Jreaiei. r,d . .. . ., . !iif.rn:a:
Coinprehen.. and Heiinbl- linaofial ifntitic and Mevham.-al in.
and Mark eUleports. H is maiied at a 'me Kaahion Articles for ths
honr as tbo dailr miition, reo-lies a larga , , . .,i T.-
prr.portion cf sutw.Tit-prs on rlateof issue, morons Illustrations for ..i .
nd es.h edition is a thormichly on-to- tt u "The Peoole's Tapet" fr the r
date daily Umity newspaper for busy " 1S r eopie s I i
Rfgular gulw-ript;on price
$1.50 per j-ear.
Wr furr.i-sh it with the !I ERALD for
$250 per yar.
Send all Orders to the HERALD, Somerset, F
IT WIIL PAT
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WM. F. SHAFFER,
14imi!kc!urrof and Dealer In
Eaateni Work KuruLhM on Short Notl
kuiu lis iiain fin
Alao, Aent tor th WHITE EROS2E !
ll fT1 of W"cnmnt Work wm
And It to their Interest to eail at mr ihow
rUatetl.n gun rai, toed !n evJrv ca"
Fneea Tery low. I Intltc apeclal at'-enuoD to
White Brze, Cr purc rine Moiurr.t.
rrrrfueed by Rer. W. A. Rlnp. aa a d-lJfl
improvement lo tha Point of Material
Wm. F. Shaffer.
room to do a bri-k business.
WE HAVE BOTH OF THEM.
i uidiu it, - yvia VO Seep jj-j
1 ICoUl iy L1U11 AEjthing not advertised. fk for
we are sure to hTe it. You are always sure of getting te Le;t
UpilCdl UUUUO Call and Lave your eyes te,tei
Trusses Fitted. All ol tne Desi -u mveb approvea iru-te.
kept ia stock. Satisfaction gaaraateed.
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Drui-st. SOMERSET, PA.
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w hone readers have r . nt J lbr 1
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