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THOS. J. ADAMS, PROPRIETOR ? EDGE FI ELP, S. C., WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 1895._VOL. LX. NO. 43.
Ten years ago there wore 7000 latea
and pends in Minnesota. One-third
of these are now dry, and the others
are largely shrunken in area.
The New Orleans Picayune protests
that there is no use in trying to civil
ize the Indians by eduoating them, or
in any other way but the good old
one : Make them work. Work is the
Tankerville Ohamberlayne, a Mem
ber of the British Parliament, is
unseated by the English courts. And
all because he was found to have paid
the railroad fare of a single voter,
amounting to fifty cents.
*? Japan is going to build up her com?
mercial navy by giving subsidies to
shipbuilders for every ton above 1000,
and to shipowners for all ships o!
1000 tons that oan make ten knots an
hour, the subsidy being increased for
every 500 tons additional burthen or
every knot additional speed.
American agriculture, after feeding
itself last year, and all the towns, vil
lages and oities of the United States,
has also sold in the outside world's
marketa more than $500,000,000 worth
of products. So the farmers of the
United States have furnished 69.68
per cent, of the value of all the ex
ports during the year 1895, estimates
the New York Independent.
Vermont is being systematically
stocked with various species of game
birds from other States and lands, un
der the direction of a department oi
the State Qame Commission. A few
days ago a number of Mongolian
pheasants, whioh have been intro
duced in several Pacific States with
much success, were received at the
headquarters of the commission. The
birds are to be kept in confinement
and the eggs distributed in various
parts of the State. The eggs will be
set under domestic hens, and the
young pheasants will, at the proper
time, be set free in the forests. A
consignment of Virginia quails and
.harp-tail grouse is now on its way to
Vermont to be used for the same pur
A careless London bicyclist has
been indicted for manslaughter, con
victed and sentenced to four months'
imprisonment. He was riding down
tern, and ran into and killed a pedes
trian. The four months' imprison
ment carries hard labor with it. It is
to be hoped, observes the New Or
leans Picayune, that this inoident will
be borne in mind by wheelmen a id
police justices of this Country, ev m
though it oannot be regarded as estab
lishing a precedent for the latter to
follow. A lesson of severe character
is needed by numerous riders here,
who are disposed to go at breakneck
speed without regard to the rights of
anybody else. If serious results
should follow their recklessness, it is
certain that they should be dealt w ith
harshly, both by judges and juries.
The Chicago Times-Herald says that
in case war were declared between tais
Government and that of Great Brit:,in
the United States could muster 141,
356 soldiers of the National Guard.
These, in addition to the 25,000 men
of the Regular Army, would doubtless
be a sufficiently strong force to ob
struct the entrance of any force ambi
tious to invade, and give time to re
cruit volunteers. In thirty days from
any given date twenty-five Governors
of States say they could produce in
the aggregate 2,194,800 men. Seven
Governors of whom the inquiry was
made, would not give an estimate, but
each was willing to guarantee the full
quota of his commonwealth. Here
with is given in tabular form the
States, together with the regularly en
listed military forces in each, which
could be mobilized at once. In the
second oolumn is given the number of
men which the Governor or his rep
resentative says could be put in the
field in thirty days from a call for
In 24 hour*. In SO days.
Alabama. 2,500 .
Colorado. 1,000 5,000
Connecticut. 40,030 10 ,000
Florida......x. 1.8 0 .
Georgia. . 3,252 50,000
Illinois. 22,000 250,000
Iowa. 2,3C0 .
Indiana. 3,000 40,000
Kansas. 1,C00 100,003
Kentucky. 1,200 .
Massachusetts. 6,000 350,000
Michigan. 2.203 10,000
MlnnesotB. 5,0 M) 30.000
Mississippi.. 1,610 50,000
Montana. 601 8/00
Nebraska.. 1,400 5,400
New York. 13,154 400.000
North Carolina. 2.000 *).G03
North Dakota. 6P0 2,000
Ohio. 6.500 .
Pennsylvania. 7.5^0 800,000
Bhodels'and. 1,300 3,000
South Carolina. 4,003 155.000
South Dakota. 800 17,500
Tennessee. 8.000 30,000
Texas. 2.500 100,000-1
Virginia. 3,000 .
Washington. 1,100 5;000
West Virginia. 0?O .
Wisconsin. 2,403 1C0,000
Wyoming. ?00 8,000
The desired information was not ob
tained from several of the States. A
safe inside estimate of the militia
forcett that could be moved on a day's
notice a paid be 150,000, in round
A SONG OF LIBERTY.
Across the land from strand to strand
Loud ring th? bugle nota?,
And Freedom's smile from isle to islo
Like Freodom's banner floats!
The velvet vales ring "Liberty!'
To answering skies serene;
The mountains sloping to the sea
Wave all their flags of green!
The rivers dashing to the deep
The joyous notes prolong,
" And all their waves in glory leap
To one immortal song!
Ono song of Liberty and hie,
That was, and is to be,
Till tyrant flags are trampled rags
And all the world ls free!
One song! the nations hail the notes
From sounding sea to sea,
And answer from their thrilling throats
That song of Liberty.
They answer, and an echo comes
From chained and troubled Isles
And roars like ocean's thunder-drums
Where brave Columbia smiles.
Where crowned and great she sits in state
Beneath her flag of stars,
Herheroes blood the saored flood
That crimsoned all its bats!
Hail to our country! strong she stands,
Nor fears the war-dram's beat;
The sword of Freedom in her hands
The tyrant at her feet!
-Frank L. Stanton, in Atlanta Constitution.
TBE PHANTOM BELLS
BT MBS. M. Ii. BATNB.
HE ladies of the
nac had invited
fiancee to make
them a visit in
order to explain
to her the strange
hung over their house for nearly a .
hundred years, and to whose baneful
influence she must become habituated, \
when a member of the family.
When they first saw Clotilde, Bhe ,
was so young and timid they made up
their minds to wait until Gaspard him
self came, but one night as they sat ?
around the great hall-fire there was a ?
great jingle of sleighbells and the ,
sound of swift runners on the crisp -
snow outside, and then that muical
clash at the door which announced E
the stopping of the turnout, and the 2
arrival of guests. ^
Surely there was nothing uncommon
in this, the coming of a party of merry s
people to a country house, and on a
magnificent moonlight night when \
the whole landscape was as light as
day I Yet instead of looking pleased a
or surprised, the ladies sank back in c
their chairs, and covering their faces t
with their hands, murmured a _?
Clotilde, the little one, olapped her
hands, and asked earnestly :
"Might it be, my friends, that it is
Gaspard, who has oome with a sur
"No, no, Clotilde, it will not be our
Gaspard. Mon Dieu, how then shall
we tell her? Child, go you not to the
door? Those sleighbells you hear are
not jf the flesh and blood-I mean
the driver is not-"
But the little Clotilde had run joy
ously to the great hall door, and
though no servant stood there to open
it, she swung it wide on its massive
hinges. A bitter blast of cold air
rushed in with a dreary, wailing
sound, and no sleigh stood outside,
but even as the startled girl watched,
a clash of musical bells and the swift
sound of the steel-shod runners filled
the area of snow. She turned whiter
than a lily in the somber moonlight,
and flung the door to, affrighted.
"Come to the fire, little one; you
have seen, theo, our skeleton in the
"I saw not any skeleton-nothing
nothing, but I heard the bells -oh,
what does it mean?"
"You tell her, Agatha," said the
"I would gree.tly prefer that she
should hear it from your lips, Cecile,"
answered the oth sr.
"lam not afraid," said the girl
proudly. The color was coming back
to her lips and cheeks, and her eyes
sparkled. It could not be worse than
the legends of the Loup-Garou which
her uncle had told her since she was a
child-not so very long ago that-but
now she was a woman and would not
"You will now know why our Gas
pard has dark spells when not even his
sweetheart can comfort him, why the
shadow is never lifted from our lives,
and we oannot be quite like other peo
ple. Perhaps you will not then like
to marry our brother, who is the best
and dearest in the world, but like us,
under the ban."
"It is the more I would love him if
I might, when he has the trouble ; but
tell me, please, is it that some wicked
souls come back because that they can
"We know not, petite, but the story
ia like this : So long ago, maybe, that
not our oldest relation can remember,
there was another Gaspard de Fron
tenac, a brave, good man like this one,
but hot-headed and fiery. And you
know, the steep hills that shut us in
-so high with the big ravine-the
preoipice on either side? And in the
winter there was always snow, and the
people went coasting and sleigh-riding
with swift horses down those long hills,
but never could two meet, for the
road was just the width for one sleigh,
and the people all knew this, and they
waited at the plateau on the top, and
each took his turn.
"It was my great uncle's pleasure to
take his young wife and go ont on ,
these steep hills and drive her like the ?
wind with a swift flying hor.-e, and |
she loved the sport and wrapped in j
furs, with ber curls floating in the I
wind, a fine picture the country folk j
thought her ; and that Gaspard was
muoh admired, too, for so the story
has come to us, and their pictures are
in the salon, though some think us !
not of the right mind to keep them
"It comes soon now, petite, the
trapc Jy o? those two. One night, just !
s'ich a night as this, they went riding !
ia the to gay spirts, and going up !
hill for the second or third time !
what should they see but another
sleigh comi?g down ! It wae coming
fast, atad my great uncle knew it ir**
death for one side or the other, since
paf? they could not. Auel h: shouts!
to the other driver to halt !
"Ab, it was too sad. OD, OD, came
the other sleigh, fast like the wind,
and my great uocle Gaspard taw that
it would into him crash, and he
quiokly drew a pisto1, and fired to
kill the horse, before ii was
too late. And his own horse,
he get suoh a fright he plunge over
the side, throwing him out, but taking
his bride down to death !
"He lived, but like a man in a
dream, till some one tell him the
truth that on that night there was no
other sleigh but his own, and that he
saw the shadow was of his own, in
some way I know not the exact, the
moonlight make that effect by what
you call projecting the shadow, and
when he know that, he take again the
pistol and with it end his misery and
A long silence succeeded this weird
tale and then Clotilde asked in a
broken voice :
"Is it then that the sleigh is a sh 031 ?"
"Yes, petite, a:-what you call phan
"I am not afraid. I accept, and
will pray to give the poor ghosts
It was not like the Loup-Garou, not
to the mind of Clotilde half as dread
ful, but she was not really afraid of
these because her old uncle had much
sense, and he did not believe one ol
these stories, although tell them he
did, and most graphically.
Again on the following evening
oame the sound of bells, and this time
Clotilde went not near the door, but
sat moving her sweet lips in prayer.
Then the door was flung violently
open and a brusque, cheery voice
"Hello, there, Viotor, Alphonse/you
varlets, where are you hiding?"
Certainly this was no ghost, and the
three women who clung about his neck
gave frantic evidence of joy at his
ooming. Clotilde was not one of the
three. A big old man in a fox-skin
coat had taken her in his arms, and
was talking to her in gentle burr, the
uld uncle who told her the dreadful
stories, and then she slipped one small
band into her lover's and looked at him
with shy, happy eyes.
"It was BO good of you to come in
stead of the ghosts," she said, when
later they sat cooing in a corner, while
:he uncle, who was a great favorite
vith the young Gaspard, was making
umself agreeable to tho ladies.
"Then you know, dear little one?"
aid the young man. "And you aro
tot afraid to make your home in the
"Not with my Gaspard," came the
oft answer, "but I like it better if the
ghosts came not, and your sisters,
hey are sorry, too. But afraid-no !"
"What of this so much being
?raid ?" asked a gruff voice, and the
dd uncle of Clotilde hobbled over to
he corner where snatches of their
Then he wastold the story 61 lae
ghostly sleigh, and looked wise and
thoughtful for the rest of the evening.
I The shrewd French Canadian was
! filled with marvelous stories of ghosts
; which he loved to relate, but none of
j which he believed, not even his stock
fright-story, the legendary Loup
The next morning Uncle Pierre was
missing from the chateau, but no one
was disturbed, he had taken his gun,
and would return when he pleased,
which was at nightfall, and simultan
eously with his coning rang out the
jangling, invisible bells.
He found the family shivering
around the great tire as if they wei e
strioken with deadly cold. Even Gas
pard looked troubled and the little
Clotilde was trying to assure hi" -iat
she was not-"Oh, no, not ' least
"Fin?is the night," he said in salu
tation, "and the air is the clear, so
you hear-r-r, oh, so far ! Heard you
not, my Clotilde, the sleighbells that
come me with?"
"Ob, oh," cried the ladies of the
chateau in a faint chorus; "the bells
do make our hearts to shake," and
they said an audible prayer.
"What you make afraid? Not the
bells of echo, that the wind do bring
to your door for the too sweet music?
Pah 1 Ghost is it, not at all, but the
r-r-ravine, and the hills, they do make
of the bells of the sleighing companie,
the echo which for the miuu-t-e stop
at your door ; 'tis echo always this so
many years that you think it the
Uncle Pierro waa compelled to es
cape from the room when the family
had accepted his soientifio explana
tion, which he further elaborated in
their native tongue, he was so over*
whelmad with thanks and praises.
So the shadow was lifted forever)
from the house of Frontenac, and the
story which had eo sad an ending and
' was aocountable for the ghost, is no
longer related as the cause of suoh a
dreary effect, and it is now the pleas
ure of the ladies of the chateau, as it
once was the abhorrence, to ask visit
ors to listen to the "so strange echo,"
and out of the materials of a tragedy
they have really evolved a comedy.
Detroit Free Press.
One of the minute points of eti
quette upon which the King of Han
over insisted was that ho would not
receive visitors for a first presentation
to him except in uniform. Sir Joseph
Crowe had no uniform, and he com
ments on "the face that a King who
was utterly blind could not see [sio]
unless the person he wished to honor
was in uniform." An American jour
nalist was once refused an interview
with the same King of Hanover on the
same ground ; but he was ultimately
more successful, for, pleading that he
was an American republican, and
therefore could not do otherwise than
appear without a uniform, he was re
ceived, the King commenting himself
at the beginning of the interview
upon the special ground for the ex
A Bargain nt Ten Cents.
A horse was sold by the Sheriff at
oublio auction in trout of tue court
nouse and ?as bought by Flint Hen
drix, the only bidder, at ten cents.
The horse was the property of B. H.
Morris, and was eold to satisfy a mort?
gage, amounting to about $65. Mr.
ifendrix afterward refused an offer of
-J. 50 for his bargain, if such it might
uo0O3S!<V>r?x!t,- Aiken (S. C.) Journal
MODES Mi MISSES.
STYLISH AND SEASONABLE GAB
SIEN TS FOB G1BLS.
Handsome Coat In Hunters' Green
-Waist of Fancy French Plaid
-A Garment for Inclem
UNTERS* green, rough-sur
faced coaung of medium
weight was used for the
stylish and protective top
garment depicted herewith, a double
row of handsome pearl buttons dosing
the double-breasted fronts. It is
shaped acoording to the latest tailor
mode, the fronts being widened to fall
loosely below the hips, conforming in
shape to the fashionoble skirts. The
loose, double-breasted fronts are
deeply faced and reversed at the top
in ooat lapels that meet the ends of
the deep, rolling storm collar in
aotohes, t The labels and collar can be [ g
-*ew*proteotion in inclement weather.
The back and sides fit closely, with
nnder-arm and side-back p es and a
.well-curved centre seam that ends in
deep coat laps below the waist line.
Bounded ooat plaits that are marked
by single buttons give added fullness
at the aide-back gores, the stylish rip
ple effect at the sides in the skirt por
tion distinguishing the new modes.
The 'full gigot sleeves are shaped with
a single seam, the fullness at the top
being plaited into the arm's eye, a
! double seam of machine stitching simu
lating cuffs. Pockets axe inserted on
eaoh front and concealed by laps that
are neatly lined and stitched in tailor
style. The edges can be plainly finished
or machine stitched, as preferred. AU
kinds of rough or smooth faced doth,
tweed, cheviot, serge or diagonal in
checks, stripes, mixed, plain or fanoy
weave will make stylish, comfortable
and protective coats for storm or or
The quantity of 54-inch wide mate
rial requited to make this ooat for a
miss twelve years old is 5 yards ; for
a fourteen-year-old size, yards ; for
a sixteen-year-old Bize, 5J yards.
WAIST OP FRENCH PLAID.
Fancy Frenoh plaid of dark blue,
brown, ecru and yellow is associated,
in the waist shown in the second large
cut with blue velvet, and trimmed
with narrow bands of beaver fur. The
titted waist is made of velvet, and
closes with battons in centre back.
WAIST OF FANOY
The fnll front, with bretelles and
sleeves, being of the plaid. The full
front is oat square at the neok, dis
closing a yoke of velvet, the lower
edge being gathered fnll at the waist
line. The bretelles are notched as
revers and extend over the shoulders
to the waist lino in baok, bands of
beaver trimming the edges as shown.
A dose fitting collar finishes the neck.
The full leg o' mutton sleeves are
shaped with one seam, the tops being
gathered and the wrists completed
with flaring cufia of velvet edged with
lur. A crush bolt of velvet is tied in
a knot at the left side. Waists in this
style admit of a variety of combina
tions, and can be worn with skirts to
match or contrast as desired. It may
form part of a COB tu me of serge, cam
el's hair, orepon, ch 3viot, cashmere,
or mixed fanoy woolens, and be united 1
?h silk, satin, velvet, plaid or shiped
rio and decorated with any pre*
The quantity of 44-inch wide ma
terial required to make this waist for
adiniss ten years old is l\ yards ; for a
faur teen-year-old size, 2 yards; for a
*?teen-year-old size, 2^ yards.
BOSSES' DOUBLE-BREASTED JACKET.
?Blue melton made this stylish jacket
that ia simply finished with tailor
stitched edges. Two large pearl but
tons effect the closing on the left side,
an invisible closing underneath hold
ing the garment in position over the
bast. The jacket is of fashionable
length, and is shaped to form ripples
below the waist line at the sides and
iathe back, the seamless centre being
laid in rounded box-plait. The loose
fitting fronts lap deeply in double
breasted style, closing to the shoulder,
pocket laps covering openings to
pockets inserted at convenient depth
on j each side. The full sleeves are
shaped in three sections, in mandolin
t:\1o, the seama^being opened, pressed
m7^f*^m7?~imm'?h side? Plain and
fas-cy coatings, ayn
faced clothes, cheviot, "magonaL mel
ton, astrakhan, heavy serge, plush
and velvet will all develop stylishly
by the mode.
DOUBLE-BREASTED JACKET OF MELTON.
The quantity of 54-inoh i :de ma
terial required to make this jacket for
a miss of ten years of age is 2 yards;
for a fourteen-year size, 2? yards ; for
a sixteen-year size, 2} yards.
HUMORS ABOUT SLEEVES.
It is reported that the bell skirt
will live for some time to come in
popular favor, and that sleeves really
are growing smaller this time. The
latter rumor is a perennial one, and
seems to come up periodically from
the mere force of habit. Perhaps
some morning the world feminine will
wake up and find the rumor is an ac
complished faot; perhaps the big
sleeve will outlast the century. No
one can tell. ?s to the former aser
tion, it is much more credible, aa
the bell skirt has proved its adapta
bility, and adaptability is the great
Amerioan virtue. The main fullness
is all at the baok, and sometimes full
ness in the front is simulated by soft
plaitings, such as silk or lace, set in.
Longest Wagon Bridge.
The longest wap;on bridge in the
world is situated at Galveston, Texas.
It is more than three miles long, and
spans the Galveston Bay from north tu
PLEASANT LITERATI; Il rc FOB
The pompadour will not reign with
out a rival. Thia rival is a thing of
waves and beauty, and also a substi
tute for the severely plain part affect
ed so much by fashionable women last
winter. It is warranted to be becom
ing, which is a strong point io its fa
vor. The part is plainly visible, but
the hair, instead of being drawn down
with a severe effeot over the ear ., is
waved, and the ends curled a trifle, so
that on either side of the part the hair
is soft and fluffy.-New Orleans Pica
ACTRESS IN THE WHITE HOUSE.
It is not generally known that du
ring the years 1841 and 18-12 an ac
tress presided in the "White House as
hostess. She was the wife of Robert
Tyler, Private Secretary to his father,
the President. She had been a Miss
Cooper, playing Virginia to her fath
er's Virginius. Her influence pro
cured a deputy collectorship for her
father in the New York Custom House.
But when, in his last year of Presi
dent, Tyler remarried, she retired as
hostess, well remembered for the
oharm of her hospitality. -New York
THE YOUNGEST EX-QUEEN.
Young Princess Mercedes, of Spain,
who celebrated her fifteenth birthday
the other day, received on that occa
sion from her mother her first diamond
in the shape of a pair of superb ear
rings. Hitherto she hal been con
fined to pearls as jewels., and hence
forth she is to be regarded as gre wn
np aud marriageable. Princess Mer
cedes, although so young, is one of
the ex-Queens of Europe, for she bore
the title of Queen of Spain during the
six months that intervened between
the death of her father and the birth
of her brother, little King Alfonso the
CAPES AND CAPE PINS.
Gifts run to sentimentality this season
in a marked degree. The oddest pres
ent, and the most acceptable from a
useful standpoint, is a oape pin, a re
cent invention, but immensely popu
lar in a month's existence. The cape
pin is a dagger with a gold sheath.
The dagger has a preoious stone in its
hilt, or a row of preoious stones, and
the sheath, which dangles from a long
gold chain, is tipped with a gem. This
ia for keeping the rug shoulder cape
in position. But a word about the
rug cape may be necessary first. Tilia
is a square cape made from one of the
beautiful woolen rugs so plentifully
displayed. Its most fashionable s?iape
;' square ones. It is. hung from the left
! shoulder. Its lining is dull, to match
the dress trimmings, and the oape is
of the tone of the dress itself. At will
it can be brought around the shoul
ders for warmth. The cape dagger
holds it firm, and is a sightly orna
ment. -New York Advertiser.
SILK WAISTS REDUCE TRADE.
There is nothing the average Ameri
can woman enjoys so much as a bar
I gain, lt is hardly while to say this,
: for no one denies its truth. Partien
i ?srly does the woman like to make t
j bargain in dress goods, provided she
', can procure the style that is indispen
sable. The silk waist has led her into
Formerly, a new dress for a woman
meant an anxious and tedious fort
night or so. There was the selection
of the material, with accompanying
misgivings as to its texture, shade anfl
fitness for the purpose. There were
the trimmings to pick out, and the
linings and other adjuncts to be pro
cured of exaatly the right quality and
quantity. When all this was ready,
and before the woman had given her
self time to recuperate from the stiaiu
incident to spending long afternoons
in dry goods stores, and watching the
clerk to see that she made no mistake,
there was the dressmaker to be con
And what a time the dressmaker
had I The dress must be made in a
certain way, and there was difficulty
in making the waist fit. The only
consolation for the dressmaker lay in
the expectation that she would be well
paid for her trouble. But the dress
maker with a small business finds her
business smaller than ever now. The
woman buys three or four silk waists
ready made, and has two or three
skirts made to wear with them. Then
she can have a new dress every time
she goes out by changing either the
waist or the skirt, and vice versa.
How many combinations can be made
by wearing three waists and four
skirts, say, has never been calculated.
Particularly when it is considered that
a bit of lace or ribbon put on in an
artfully different way on a waist will
make it look new, and thus increase
combinations almost indefinitely.
It is fun for the woman, but it is
hard on the dressmaker, who finds
herself confined almost! entirely to
skirt making, and the "cutting and
fitting" in which she used to delight,
and for which she was well paid, is
falling into disure.
Dry goods stores find that their
sales of dress goods are nothing like
so heavy as they used to be. The
silk waist has driven out of sale many
thousands of yards of dress goods iu
New York within the last year or
And the silk waist craze is as virulent
as ever. Like the jerseys of ten years
ago, which had about the same effeot
on the dressmakers and dress goods
merchants, the silk waist threatens to
last a long time.
In the meantime, it is doubtful
whether New York women were ever
more daintily attired than they are
this winter. Silk waists and shirt
waists show a woman off well.-New
TIIE BRIDAL VEIL.
In these days of thc new woman and
female league against everything that
our grandmothers held most sacred,
one of the few customs whioh has so
far escaped publie denunciation as de
grading and derogatory to the rights
of the fair sex is that of wearing the
bridal veil. Perhaps it is that the new
woman does not marry, and so it may
have escaped her attention, Yet
rarely an artiole which in its origin
was universally regarded as an emblem
of modesty and subjection is well
worthy of attack by our oracular
amazons. In the mean time, it is the
almost universal custom throughout
the oivilized world for brides to wear
the veil at the marriage ceremony.
Naturally, the fashion as to color,
shape and materials differs, and what
would be good form ia one country
would be considered the height of bad
taste in another. For instance, the
Roman brides wear yellow veils, the
Bokhara damsels favor rose color, tho
Persians and Greeks a vivid red, while
the veils of Turkish brides are usually
of brocade, and if appertaining to a
wealthy family, are often of almost
fabulous worth. What would doubt
less appear strangest of all to English
eyes is that of a Spanish bride, which
is invariably blaok.
The anoient Greeks had a very pretty
story to account for the origin of th'
bridal veil, which, if not strictly ac
curate, ia, we think, well worthy of a
place in our artiole. It is shortly as
Icarus, having given his daughter,
the beautiful Penelope, in marriage
to Ulysses, begged of him to make his
future home in Sparta, to which
proposition, however, his son-in-law
would not consent. An appeal to his
daughter's filial affections having
proved unsuccessful, and seeing Pene
lope ready to depart with her hus
band, Icarus renewed his efforts to de
tain her, and even insisted upon fol
lowing their chariot cn its way to
Ulysses, wearied with the importuni
ties of Icarus, said to his wife : "You
zan best answer your father's request ;
it is yours to determine whether you
Till remain with your father, or de
part with your husband. You are
nistress of the decision."
The lovely Penelope, finding herself
n this cruel dilemma, blushed, and,
vithout a word, drew her veil over
1er face, thereby intimating to her
ather that she could not grant his re
luest, and fell into her husband's
Icarus, deeply touched by thif 1
cene, and being desirous that it i
hould be transmitted to posterity as (
,n example, erected, on the exaot spot (
??here Penelope had thrown the veil i
*ver her face, a marble statue to i
aodesty, that from that date the veil (
night servo as a symbol of modesty <
unong women. i
As we have already hinted, the Spar- ?
ans were not, we regret to say, insti
led in their claim of being the origi
latore of the bridal veil, for it was in .
tee among the Hebrews at least five
enturies before the time of Ulysses,
s is evident from the following pass
ge in Genesis : "Rebekan took a veil 1
rhen che saw Isaac coming towards c
er and covered herself," it being <
suai, even in those early days-1257 1
I. C.-for women to wear veils, espe- I
**Among the Hebrews the females
wore the veil aa a token of modesty
and subjection to their husbands, and
this is the meaning attached to the
bridal veil throughout the East to the
present day, and, indeed, though
somewhat obsoured and lost sight of,
in Christian countries as well.
We may therefore trust that, con
sidering the hold it has upon the peo
ples of the earth, coupled with its un;
doubted antiquity, the bridal veil may
yet long be spared the humiliation of
becoming another dragon across the
path of a modern St. George.-House
F%r boas have lace and flower hang
ers in front.
Spanifles in gorgeous colors and all
sorts i glittering wings and buckles
and brooches of rhinestones, pearls,
jet and steel are used for ornaments,
and added to these are pins enamelled
in many colors.
Miroir velvets, either plain or shot
with another color, embroidered hand
somely with gold and jet, or patterned
all over in Oriental colors, are a dis
tinctive feature of the new millinery,
and are especially affective in the large
full crowns of the wide-brimmed hats.
The winter millinery presents many
very elegant novelties and some strik
ing revivals of former styles among
the large picture hats, profusely
trimmed with feathers, and the quaint
Dutch bonnets, which are shaped very
much like a child's hood, except that
they do not entirely oover the head.
The large hat is as flourishing as
ever, but between this and the small
flat bonnet there is every imaginable
shape in medium size. Toques are
very muoh worn, but they are larger
and more elaborately trimmed than
they were last season ; in faot, all hats
are very showy and picturesque in
So long as sleeves do not decrease
in dimensions oapes will lose none of
their deserved popularity. Jaunty
garments, reaching only the waist, are
worn even on the coldest days, a
chamois jacket worn under the waist
making this possible. The richest
materials are employed in fashioning
Following a popular English ca
price, costumes of red corded silk of
the "stand-alone" quality, red Terry
velvet, and red bengaline are made
into fur-edged tailor costumes foi
receptions, calling, and even foi
bridesmaids' costumes at churoh vred
dinga Very many people have a de
cided antipathy to this oolor, bu ; on
a dull leaden winter's day red in some
of its tones has the effect of a tonic.
Very bright colors appear upon the
fronts of gowns worn upon the prom
enade. Brilliant cherry, orange, yel
low, green and other striking colors
are used in velvet for stook collar and
vest or plastron front. Instead of
velvet, however, very fine qualities of
ladies' oloth or broadcloth are uned,
the oloth being braided or overlaid
with spangled gimp or silk appliques
dotted profusely with iridescent
Fanoy belts of fine gold plate not
more than two inches wide and fas
tened with handsome gold clasps, are
worn with some elegant dinner and
reception dresses just brought from
Paris. Oontrasting with these are
the Empire belts of velvet or ss.tin,
laced oz buokled, or trimmed with iri
descent garnitures with buttons to
match. Theso belts are extremely
wide, and though often very chic abd
pretty in effect, are becoming only to
th? most slender forms.
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Th* Pooullar Formation of ? Phlla
There is a remarkable duck la the
ake which will probably prove the only
?ne of its class that ever has been dls
?overed, says the Philadelphia Pres?,
t is a large, snow-white bird, whose
dumage Is so luxuriant th&j^-^.^Stj.
feet seven inches by^trireV" feet and a
half. The wings are very peculiar, be
ing jointed very close to the body. This
! enables it to bend them in such a way
! as to form a tent. In terrible winter
j storms in its native land it finds this
very useful. When the skies o'ercloud
and the wind begins whistling merry
tunes through the icebergs this cute
and cautious duck erects his wing tent
above his shivering self, and goes to
sleep in peace, knowing that when the
snow and sleet descends it will prove
As soon as the cool weather wa?
scented those who watched this won
derful duck* noticed that a peculiar
growth was forming on his feet As
the weather grew cooler the growth
grew more pronounced. It appears to
be a thick cartilaginous substance
which gradually extended. It looked
like another toe, and it was thought at
first that the bird was going to be mal
formed. But instead of stopping when
tho growth reached the size of the
other toes, it kept right on. It grew to
be about six inches long, and then the
end of it took a curious turn. Instead
of turning down like a claw, lt curled
up and round in a picturesque loop.
Then it gradually hardened.
What on earth caused this curious
growth was a puzzle. What could It
be for? Was it simply a malforma
tion, or some adjunct necessary for the
duck's happiness? Finally the solution
was discovered. The duck had skates
on. The peculiar formation was just
)ike the "skees" of the Norsemen.
More than probable thc "skees" were
actually patterned after this growth.
These skates were invaluable to the
duck in his native land, where Ice and
snow, with heavy crust covered thc
face of the earth and the deep. Travel
by swimming was largely tied up by
this ice. Wading afoot was slow and
tedious, so kind nature provided a bet
ter and quicker way, skating. All the
duck had to do was to spread out Its
immense wings, stand finny on Its
skates, and whiz he would go spinning
over the surface of snow and ice at a
high rate of speed.
With the approach of warm weather
these "skates," or rather this forma
tion, fall off, and the feet are similar
to those of any other duck. Then
when winter comes again it makes its
appearance once more, and gradually
grows to its full size. A peculiar char
acteristic of the duck Is that during the
the period of getting its skates on it is
111 and avoids all food. It drinks a
great deal, however, but this Is not
enough to keep It alive. Consequently,
it is likely to die at any minute during
this time. It also keeps out of sight,
and only close search will discover the
bird until its skates are fully formed.
This duck has never been fully de
scribed by scientists, owing to Its ex
treme rarity. It Is known by the name
of Fakeducus Maxiums.
Coal ia Alaska.
It is believed that an extensive field
of valuable coal has been discovered
within fifty miles of Juneau, Alaska.
If this proves to be so, It will, of
course, mean very much for the de
velopment of ihat region. It is known
that excellent coal exists In many
parts of Alaska, but the discoveries
hitherto have been remote from the
/ The French Minuter of Foreign Af
fairs has formally announced that
there is no Frenoh protectorate of
Madagascar, but that Franco baa taken
possession of that country,