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M/VKINC GOOD COFFEE.
New York Hotels Have a Man Especially
For That Purpose.
if there is one particular branca of
the culinary art in which the average
housewife prides herself, it is her abili
ty to make good coffee. As far as com
pounding the favorite breakfast bever
age is concerned, she nine times out of
ten does not delude herself, but ask
any man who is the least bit of a bon
viveur and he will tell you that not
one woman in a hundred can make aft
ter-dinner coffee that is fit to drink.
The coffee that is set before him at the
family table is as different from the
clear, brown-black stimulating liquid
that is served in the clubs, restaurants
and big hotels as is water from wine.
He wonders why this should be, but
were he to pay a visit to the precincts
sacred So the stewards of our large
hotels, and there learn just how much
time, care and money is devoted to the
preparation of this one concomitant of
a well-served dinner, his respect for
the housewife's efforts would probably
Increase, while his enjoyment of the
post-prandial nectar would doubtless
One of the most important officials
In every large hotel and restaurant in
the city is known as the "coffee man."
His sole duty consists in buying, blend
ing and making the gailons of coffee
that are consumed daily by the guests.
He is very apt to have pronounced
Ideas regarding blends and mixtures,
but his fad par excellence is the partic
ular kind of coffee pot or urn to be
used in concocting the beverage.
The views of the Waldorf coffee man
differ from those of the superintendent
of the Imperial; at the Fifth Avenue
another blend and another mode of
compounding are adopted, while at the
Arena the method of coffee- making is
peculiarly their own. At the Waldorf
the blend favored for breakfast coffee
is two-thirds of a pound of Mocha to
one-third of Java. The Waldorf cof
fee man docs not favor coffee that is
-finely ground, soaks it in cold water
for a fuit hour before it is put in the
large sieves of the countless huge sil
ver urns cf thc establishment. For
breakfast he uses about one pound of
coffee to five quarts of water; this is
poured through the sieve and strainers,
which are arranged in the urns in the
regulation French coffee-pot fashion,
four times. The result is a clear, am
ber-colcred liquid of excellent flavo:
For the after-dinner coffee he pre
fers a blend that is composed of rathtr
more Java than Mocha, and but four
parts .of water are allowed to the
pound. The process of making is the
At tho Arena coffee is made on the
tables in Viennese coffee pots, by what
is known as the steaming process.
There the mixture consists of equal
parts of Mocha and Java. About one
ounce is allowed to each individual pot.
The pots themselves are quaint-look
ing affairs of hammered brass, porce
lain lined, and with glass tops. Un
derneath is swung a small spirit lamp.
In the body of the pot is placed a suf
ficient quantity of cold water, while
the allotted onuce of Mocha and Java
is put, perfectly dry, and very finely
ground, in the glass top. When the
water boils the steam slowly ascends
through a tube, and as it permeates
the dry coffee, drop by drop the pure
coilee essence falls into a receiver, with
the result that a perfectly pure, full
flavored coffee of the richest strength
is obtained. This process Is also used
by many of the quaint restaurants af
fected by the foreign element, but the
coffee used is the strong black blend
popularly known as Turkish.
At both the Imperial and the Fifth
Avenue the Mocha and Java mixture
is favored, but at these hotels both
French and Viennese pots are tabooed,
and the old-fashioned method of
straining the coffee through a flannel
bag prevails.-New York Times.
A Valuable Franchise Secured.
The franchise of easy dicestion-one of the
most valuablo in the gift of n>edical science
can bc secured by any person wise enough to
uso Hostettcr's Stomach Bitters, either to
s?'ppi-'?s's growing dyspepsia, or to uproot it at
maturity. Bilious, rheumatic and fever and
ague sufferers, persons troubled with nervous
'ness and the constipated, should also secure
the health franchise by the same means.
Although a needle has an eyo in its head, it
is not able to see its own point.
You may not know it but there arc large
numbers of people who have made fortunes
in Wheat and Corn during the last few
months. There aro equally good opportuni
ties now. Why should you not do so. Henry
Mugridgo& Co., 63 Commerce Building. Chi
cago, make a specialty of advising their cus
tomers on the condition of the market.
Write to them for full particulars. All orders
filled on Board of Trade Floor. Bank R?f?r
I can recommend Piso's Cure for Consump
tion to sufferers from Asthma.-E. D. TOWN
SEND, Ft Howard, Wis., May 4, '94.
CURED HIS CATARRH
Getting Better Very Soon After Talcing
"My son had catarrh very badly and we
could get nothing to do him any good, no
was much run down. I decided to givo him
Hood'? Sarsaparilla and after ho began
taking it he was soon getting bettor and is
now well." Mrs. J. M. Y7. Hills, Antrim,
N. H. Remember
Is the i>e i - ,n fact theOneTnio Blood Pnrifler.
??ft'V'?'a ?\\\et ?ire tho o-ily pills to tako
SlViiiJ g rt?5 with Hood's S irsapariihu
si ma II (?ono
The price of Cotton is at all times controlled
by a- few Kew York and Liverpool operators.
I nm fully posted in advance of all their In
tentions, and can show you how to make
mnney by investing in Cotton, with none of
the risks of speculation. Write for full par
H. L., P. O. Box 1044, New York.
LOOK AT THESE
Kolled Plate Cuff Linke.
Send 8 evins lu Stamps to
DUM o BELL LINKS. D. M.Watkins & Co.
CATALOGUE FEEE. PBOVIDEXCK. R. I.
CHEW STAR TOBACCO-THE BE8T.
SMOKE SLEDGE CIGARETTES_
INT ioHTHis pflPERss'raass
cr Colds, for Asthma, E
ing Cough, and all Thro
eases, you can't beat ai
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Old World Organization That is Flourish
ing in Ohio.
Among the communistic societies ol
America none are more interesting
than this one of Zoar, located about
fifteen miles southeast of Massillon,
Ohio. It owes its existence to a reli
gious society not unlike that of the
Friends, founded in Germany 100 years
ago and driven from that land by re
ligious persecution. lu 1817 about 250
of the sect left Bavaria, Wurtemberg,
and Baden, and after many weary days
of travel reached one of the most beau
tiful places in Ohio, where they decid
ed to locate.
This settlement was named Zoar,
and is stih in a flourishing condition,
all bough they have not increased in
numbers, as many of the younger
members, dissatisfied with this small
world, have cut loose to make a namo
and fortune for themselves. Those
whc. separated themselves from the
colony cannot lay claim to a share in
tho property. The society, however,
usually makes a voluntary gift, which
is sufficient to establish the deserters
in business. Until recently there were
no difficulties, but some of the young
people urged a division of the proper
ty ant that each one be allowed to
mesage his own for himself. The
original charter, however, provided
that the property could not be divided
so long as three members wished to
hold together. The place has the at
mosphere of the old country from the
garden, with its old-fashioned holly
hocks anO bower covered with gr^pe
vines, to the old Dutchman sitting at
his back door on a high, straight
backed wooden bench, smoking his
pipe. There is an air of cleanliness
and comfort about everything, for each
has the same pride in the whole as in
the spot where he abides. The society
at present owns 7,000 acres of land.
On the whole the co-operative lys
tcn. has been a great financial success,
although last year the society was
somewhat in debt. The crops have
been exceptionally good this year, and
so enough may be realized to cancel
tho debt and the balance laid aside for
a rainy day. They have about SCO
acres sown to wheat, 100 to rye and
200 to oats, and this year the wheat
yielded 50 bushels per acre. Toward
evening one may see about 200 fat
cows wandering toward the stables
and filing into their stalls in the most
perfect order. Each stall has the
name of its occupant painted above it,
am1, as the names become duplicated a
number is added to the name, as Daisy
1 and Daisy 2. Each cow knows her
own stall, and always walks into the
rifiht one. The milking is attended to
by the women, each woman having a
certain number of cows to milk. After
this task is finished the milk ls car
ried to one of the cleanliest of dairies,
where some is apportioned to the dif
j feient families, and the remainder kept
at the dairy for butter and cheese.
Besides the farm conveniences the
people have their own flour mill, saw
mill, woolen mill, and. dyehouse, tan
nery and brewery Their woolen mill
produces cloth for their clothing, blan
kets for their beds and also for their
horses. The surplus from their mills
finds a ready sale through the eastern
jobbers. The Tuscarawas River flows
th)c?t:gh their land, and furnishes pow
er tc run the machinery of the several
m Un? which they operate. About fifty
hards are hired from outside the col
ony to help run these different mills.
Formerly these people were gov
erned by a "general agent," who lived
In a large mansion, that is still stand
ing. At present the colony is gov
erned by three trustees chosen by bal
lot. The colony is divided into two
Cias.ses, one consisting of those who
aie competent to vote because of their
good behavior and age, and the other
of those who still enjoy the benefits of
I the colony but have no voice in its
; government on account of their ques
j tio:iable character.
' While all speak both English and
German the foreign language is spo
ken almost entirely in the homes. In
the village school English is taught
three days a week and German two.
A Simple Fire Extinguisher.
Hand-grenades, the simplest form of
fire-extinguisher, can be made at home
cheaply and easily. And it ls well to
have at hand a simple contrivance for
extinguishing a small fire at its start.
Take twenty pounds of common salt
and ten pounds of sal ammoniac (ni
trate of ammonia, to be had of any
druggist), and dissolve in seven gal
Ions of water. Procure quart bottles,
of thin glass, such as are ordinarily
used by druggists', and fill with this,
corking tightly and sealing, to pre
The breaking of the bottle liberates
a certain amount of gas, and the heat
of the fire generates more, thus work
ing its own destruction.
Kan No Kisks.
The boy hung back when the visitor
spoke to him, and his mother waa nat
"Won't you go to Mrs. Brown, Wil
lie?" she asked.
"No," replied the boy, shortly.
"Don't you like me?" asked Mrs.
Brown, good naturedly.
"No, I don't," answered the boy.
"Why, Willie.'" exclaimed his
"Well, I guess I got whipped for
not telling the truth yesterday, and I
ain't taking no chances today," pro
tested the boy.-Chicago Post.
A Sure Thing.
A man dropped his wig on the street
and a boy who was following close be
hind the loser, picked it up and hand
ed it to him. "Thanks, my boy,'
said the owner of the wig. "You are
the first genuine hair restorer I have
ever seen."-Roxbury Gazette.
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?ronchitis, Croup, Whoop
at Troubles or Lung Dis
nd you can't better
OU? BUDGET OF HUMOR
LAUCHTER.PROVOKINC STORIES FOR
LOVERS OF FUN.
Slarrled Now-Only Enough For Two
Her Advantage- How You Can Tell
the Sentiment-Intimation* Etc., Etc.
Ab, onco when Jolla read aloud,
My doting soul was rapt and proud;
But now, although I love her moro,
When Julia reads I doze and snore.
Only Kn on Eh For Two.
Landlady-"What part of the
blacken would you like, Mr. Hardy?"
How You Can Tell.1
"You can tell how old a tree is by
"Yes; and that's the way you can
tell how young a girl is, too."
Tho Terrors of Baldheadedness.
Gadsby-"Your hair will be gray if |
it keeps on."
Wool?n-"Oh, veil, if it keeps on
I'll bc satisfied."-Itoxbury Gazette.
"Your daughter has au angolio dis
"Yes; wo always let her have her
own way about everything."-Chicago
"What a singular nose the new
boarder, Miss Perkins, has!"
"Yes; she looks so much like a par
rot that I didn't dare pass her the
Admires tho Sentiment.
"That mau singing 'Only Ono Girl
in the World For Me' has been mar
ried three times."
"Woll, that's all right; ho means
only ono girl at a time."-Chicago
A Burst of Speed.
Street Car Conductor (to driver)- j
"I wonder what that man is running
so hard for?"
Driver (looking baok)-"Mehby the
fool wants ter git on. G'lang!"-New
"This newspaper says that a young j
woman ought not to Bit at a piano
more than fifteen minutes at a time."
"Hero, cut that out and let's send it
to that family in the next flat."-Chi
"Which would you rather have
around a flat building-a dog or a
"That would depend entirely on
which ono of thom was mine."-In
A Sure Indication,
"By George, Mrs. Monger must be
telling our wives tho mo3t awful scan
"What makes you think so?"
"Why, they are both listening with
out interrupting. "-Life.
A Useful Art.
"Of course," said one old farmer to
the other, "your boy is learnin' Latin
and Greek at college, but is he gettin1
"Oh, yes. In the last letter he writ
he tells me he is takin' lessons inf enc
?a'."-Detroit Free Press.
Endowed With Reason.
Professor-"Where did you acquire
the information tirt microbes ponsess
a high order of *' -diligence?"
?u-~./W* ^k isa deduction of my j
Student-"From their being found
Tho Little Critic.
"Why, papa," said Frances, who
was looking at tho album; "surely this
isn't a picture of you?"
"Yes," replied papa; "that is a
picture of mo, taken when I was quite
"Well," commented the littlo girl,
"it doesn't look as much like you as
you look now."-Harper's Bazar.
"What I want," s?.id the man who
was talking about taking a flat, "is
some place where the rooms aro big
enough for me to turn around in.
"Certainly," replied the agent.
"That can be easily arranged, as you
are not an unusually large man. Stand
up, please, and let me get your exact
mcasuromont. "-Washington Stai\
What He Needed.
Mr. Woodware-"That young fel
low you havo in your office is the most
conceited puppy I ever ran across.
Mr. Queenswaro-"Yes, I know;
but you must remember ho is young
yet, and his character is not fully
formed. He has never been tried by
Mr. Woodware-"Then you'd bet
ter fire him."-New York Weekly.
"No, I can mako you no contribu
tion. I don't believe in sending out
"But the Scriptures command us to
feed the hungry."
Tho man of wealth shrugged his
"Well, I'd feed them something
cheaper than missionaries," ho re
joined, with the brusquerie that char
acterizes his class.-Detroit Journal.
/'It is a Wise .'Father," Etc.
A certain learned professor in New
York has a wife and family, but, pro
fessor-like, his thoughts aro always
with his books.
One evening his wife, who had been
out for some hours, returned to find
the house remarkably quiet. She had
left the children playing about, but
now they were nowhere to bo seen.
She demanded to be told what had
becomo of them, and tho professor
explained that, as they had made a
good deal of noise, ho had put them
to bed without waiting for her or call
ing a maid.
"I hope they gavo you no trouble,"
"No," replied the professor, "with
the exception of the one in the cot
here. He objected a good deal to my
undressing him and putting him to
The wife went to inspect the cot.
"Why," sho exclaimed, "that's lit
tle Johnny Green, from next door."
Grass Paving Blocks.
Paving blocks made of meadow
grass are now manufactured. Their
inventor was a clergyman, and the
meadow grass, impregnated with oil,
tar and resin, is pressed into blocks
and finally bound with iron straps.
The advantage claimed for those
blooks is that they are noiseless und
elastic, resist wear well and are im
pervious to heat and cold.
A 1'lace to Avoid.
Moro men have died and are buried
in tho Isthmus of Panama, along the
line of the proposed canal, than on any
equal anwufitil territory igjbejyorld,
WORDS OF WISDOM.
Thepaths to God are more in num
ber than the breathings of created be
ings.-From the Persian.
A soul's rays, looking Godward, must
blend with all other rays thus tending.
It is tho only abiding nearness.-Trin
ities and Sanctities.
The regeneration of the world will
begin when humanity fully realizes
that its humanity is divine, and that
life, in its true sense, meana simply
and always divino life.-Lilian "Whit
Pleasant retrospections, easy
thoughts and comfortable presages
are admirable opiates. They help to
assuage the anguish and disarm the
distemper and almost make a man de
spise his misery.-Jeremy Taylor.)
Solitude is a good school, but the
world is tho best theatre; tho institu
tion is the best there, but tho practioo
here; the wilderness hath the advan
tage of discipline, and society oppor
tunities of perfection.-Jeremy Taylor.
The needful thing is not that we
abate, but that wo consecrate the in
terests and affections of our life, en
tertain them with a thoughtful heart,
serve them with the will of duty and
revere them as the benediction of God.
When God sends darkness, let it be
dark. 'Tis so vain to think we can
light up with candles, or make it any
thing but dark. It may be because of
the darkness wo shall seo some nev/
beauty in the stars.-George S. Mer
riam, in "The Story of William and
Glory is the crown woven by the
self. A soul in which the spirit of a
divine purpose is at flood glorifies
everything it touches, enhaloes every
place and act, lifts tho meanest thing
to bs divine, sends tho thrill 'of its
energy through the dullest, puts life
into that which means death. Such
soul transfigures, if it may not trans
mute, everything it comes in contact
with.-J. F. W. Ware.
The loftiest test of friendship-un
derstood as companionship-is the
power to do without it. And in this
world of external confusions and separ
ations there is often such a need. We
do not yield the friendship, but we
must again and again forego the com
panionship. Then comes tho proof of
our capacity for sacrifice, our loyalty
to the Highest of all.-Lucy Larcom,
in "As it is in Heaven."
Tho Great Ribbon Muddle.
He entered the shop hurriedly, with
the air of a man whose mind was filled
with a weighty commission.
Those whom he passed at the door
heard him muttering under his breath
a formula, which he seemed to fear
might slip away and bc lost. He ap
proached tho counter like one who
wishes it were well over.
"I wish to get," he said, boldly,
"some ribbon for a red baby."
Tho shop girl's blank stare soemed
to arouse him to a sense of something
"That is," he said, "I would like
some baby for a red libbed one."
The shop girl was smiling broadly
now, and four errand boys, a shop
walker and seven lady customers gath
ered and smiled in unison. He began
"That is-of course-you know-rl
mean-somo red libbed baby for one
-that is-some red ribs for one baby
-soine one's red baby's ribs-some
baby for one red rib-some-thunder
and gunsl Where's the way out?"
He 1 jparted on th d run.
"I -inder, " said tho shop girl,
thoughtful!,, an hour or so afterward,
"if he could have meant red baby rib
Odd Death of a Sparrow.
A little English sparrow meta tragic
death ono day last week. A number
of teams are stationed in Eoot street
to help the passing stroet cars across
the railroad tracks. Two or three of
thom aro at rest most of tho time- in
tho cool shado of neighboring build
ings while their drivers loungo and
Now, a sparrow thinks nothing is
quite so nice for nest building as long
horse hairs. A number of them visi
ted tho corner every day, and gleaned
tho hairs from the ground. .Of coarse,
this was slow work, and ono of the
birds, more ambitious than the others,
finally concluded to go to tho fountain
head of horso hairs, and so he tried to
pull a hair from tho tail of one of tho
sleepy horses. No doubt the horse
thought that a fly was biting bim, and
switched his tail vigorously. In some
way, no ono knew just how, tho spar
row was caught, and when the driver
came back ho found tho poor little
bird hanging quite still and dead, with
ono of tho long hairs twisted around
his neck. And tho old horse didn't
seem to know that anything was the
matter.-San Francisco Post.
Uses of Emery.
For many yeais most of the emery
has been brought from Turkey and tho j
Greek islands. Its value for cutting ,
and polishing has been known since |
tho beginning of history. Very crudo ,
methods are in use for obtaining this j
substance for market. Enormous fires ,
aro built on or against tho rocks,
which aro thon cracked or broken by
throwing jets of cold water against
thom. Emery ha3 many uses, among ,
which is its employment in polishing ,
and cutting. Being so unmanageable, ?
it for a long time defied the efforts of \
mau to put it into available shape, but
at length it was cemented into usable i
forms and it was molded into wheels, j
Emery millstones are a later-day im- j
provement. They are the most prac
tical of all stones, because they are
not affected by heat and tho face is al- '
ways sharp. As cutting and polishing
powder, emery is of great value, and
emery sandpaper is au important arti- '
cle of manufacture.-American Culti
Pnoumnilc Trousers. (
Ono of the most novel uses to which i
compressed air has been put is that of '
pneumatic-seated trousers patented by .
Moses E. Isaacs, of Philadelphia, j
These trousers will, when ready for I
use, have in their lower middle portion 1
an air cushion, and a suitable tubo ]
connection extending up the back por
tion, whereby the owner of such pants <
can at will inflate them for his com- |
fort and convenience. When he desires <
to mount a horse, bicycle, merry-go- j
round, or anything with a jolt in it, j
ho simply pulls from his pocket a \
handy pump and churns air into tho j
cushion ad libitum.-The Pathfinder, j
A Boo In Ula Stomach. .
While Peter Carson, of Kalama,
Wash., was eating his dinner a yellow \
jacket got into his mouth and was f
swallowed, or at any rate went down (
his oesophagus, and, according to the. I
Western chronicler, stung him in the r
stomaoh. It took a physician's ser- g
vices to give tho bee its quietus. Car- c
son described his sensations as those e
a man might feel who was blown up j
by dynamite just as a house fell upon 3
to,-Ne^ ^rk gua, . Jf
WOMAN'S WORLD. j J
A Gallant Savant.
When Professor Virchow was in
Russia, a few weeks ago, he was wait
ad on by a deputation of female phy
sicians, who crme to thank him for
liaving thrown . open his lecture room
and laboratory to a Russian woman at
a time when the German universities
did not yet admit female students.
Virchow, in reply, invited Russian fe
male physicians to make use of his
pathologio and anatomic museum at
Berlin, which has been recently en
Education of Women.
Mrs. Robert E. Park, of Macon,Ga.,
who has been spending a week in New
York, was a leader in a recent fight in
her State for. the university education
of. women. To a Tribune reporter she
said: "It is university privileges we
seek, not co-education. If Georgia
can sustain a woman's university,well
and good. But that is practically out
of the question, since she does not
properly care for the one she now has.
Our correspondence has been exten:
sive on the subject of co-education in
universities, and the testimony every
where, but especially in the South, is
emphatically favorable. Th? dire re
sults to morals and manners predicted
and feared by many do not follow. As
Chancellor Jesse says, 'Only those ob
jeot to co-education who have not tried
it.' This is the testimony of a Southern
man-a Virginian."-New York Tri
Tho Season's Sic; Muffs. -
The muff of tho season is big. It is
drawn up at the top into _a satin bow
and a cascade of lace. Inexpensive
shoulder capes are made entirely of
mink or sable or Persian lamb paws.
These are lined with brocade and
finished with lace or ribbon. RuiHe
collars in mink, twelve-tailed necklets
in the same fur and white-tipped fox
boas to set over dark coats are among
the most novel fur accessories.
I have seen a few fur-trimmed
dresses, green tweed and Persian lamb
being one of tho best, writes Ellen Os
born, of New York. A theater party
that burst into a restaurant the other
night for supper brought somo good
gowns. One, of 'old rose silk, was
slightly trained. A band of jeweled
lace insertion edged the skirt behind
and ran up on either sids of the front
to the waist line. Across the bottom
of tho front was a line of sable. The
blouse bodice of old rose velvet was
cut with a large square yoko of silk
outlined with tho jeweled insertion.
Tho yoke was prolonged into epaulets,
edged with sable. There was a hirjh
collar of unique shape made entirely
of insertion and stauding in a flat ruf
fle of old Tore ribbon. The large hat
of old rose velvet was trimmed with
A second costume was of fawn-col
ored cloth, with the lower part of the
skirt sprinkled with irregular spots of
greer?, velvet. A green-velvet blouse,
corselet belt and sleeves of cloth and
a poke hat of brown felt, faced with
green and trimmed with upstanding
feathers, completed the outfit.
A pink-face cloth dress was charm
ing. Its skirt was trimmed with bands
and bars of golden-brown velvet. The
bodice was tucked round and round
and was finished with a velvet belt and
a-tabbod, collarliko top of brown and
pink figured silk. This also had vel
vet garnitures.-Chicago Record._
Administration Curls Stylish.
All the femininity of any conse
quence in Washington ar^ vearing
their'hair cropped, curled and held at
either sido of the parting by tiny
combs. This is because Mrs. Mc
Kinley, as the first lady in tho land,
wears ber hair that way, and, of
course, should be copied. The curls
have come to be known as "Adminis
tration curls." At the various sum
mer resorts these dames from the
capital were gazed at in horror at first,
because the fashion is certainly unbe
coming to almost every one, but when
the "why and wherefore" was learned
maids aud matrons rushed to their
rooms, combed out their Merode curls
and cut them off. Now tho McKinley
curls have made their appearance from
Maine to the Rio Graudo and from
Key West to Klondike, aud will doubt
less hold their own uuti.' the arrival of
some new social or theatrical stai\
Why women should change the
fashion of wearing their hair is incom
prehensible, because to every face
some one style is absolutely suited
and all other modes are more or less
unbecoming. But let a professional
beauty or a French music hall dancer
adopt some curious and wonderful
method of aranging her hair and
women the world over will make this
method "the fashion." It is many
years since Mrs. Langtry started the
fashion of chopping oil' all the hair on
the top of the head, curling the short
ends into little rings and wares and
produciug what was known as a
"bang." The much-abused tresses
bave had time to grow long, and now
women are lookiug out at the world
From behind straight bands of hair
?Irawn clown over the ears, because
Cleo de Merode, Parisian music hall
lancer and favorite of a king, has set
khe fashion for so doing.-San Fran
Corded silks and ribbed woolens
md velvets will be very fashionably
used for handsome gowns, entire
street costumes, redingotes and wraps
A gay and pretty coat for a girl of
ive years is of scarlet cloth, double
jreasted and ornamented by military
,'rogs of black silk braid. A capo of
icarlet velvet, under heavy cream gui
pure lace, falls from a yoke braided
arith black. A rolling collar and deep
:uffs of the cloth, both braided, com
plete this pretty little garment.
Some of the new fur capes are made
rery short and full on the shoulders,
md many models show a fur ruffle
iud stauding collar attached to a
rounding yoke of deep moss-green,
(vine-colored or golden-brown velvet.
Other pelerines have inlaid yokes of
?et, bronze or vari-colored Persian
beads, or the joke is nearly covered
ivith rich, heavy-silk-cord arabesque
patterns en applique.
Facings, revers and vests of white
jr cream cloth still appear on some of
:he handsomest cloth costumes for
jpecial wear. This is an easy and
most effective addition to a gown, and
ilways a becoming one. Some of
:hese gowns show the white or cream
portions bordered with rows of white
ind gold braid; others aro almost Ind
ien by an?- intricate arabesque or ver
nicelli design in hand-braiding.
A smart afternoon frock for a girl of
ion is of bright blue cloth. The blouse
ront is a separate piece which is fast
med to the shoulders by bretelles of
he cloth. A square yoko of finely
)laited bright red satin and sleeves of
daited red satin give a charming touch
?f color. Tho edges of the bretelles
ind of the blouse where it touches the
.oke in front are adorned by a fine de
ign in narrow braiding, which also
irtish es the bottom of the skirt.
THE OEDE? OE MULLAHS
REMARKABLE WHITE-BEARDED MEN
OF THE? INDIAN FRONTIER.
They Are Schoolmaster, Lawyer, .7 ntl pc
and Priest All Combined, and exor
cise a Strong Influence Over tlie In
habitants vt the Afghan H111&.
During the spring of 1887 I accom
panied a survey party which set out
from Peshawar to penetrate the coun
try north of th? Khyber, and examine
such routes as would be available in
the event of the pr.ss being held hy a
powerful enemy. During that time I
had many opportunities of studying
the manners and methods of the Mul
lahs-those remarkable men who aro
at present using their fanatical follow
ers to chive them to revolt against tho
encroachments of the Feringhees.
The visitor lo the towns of the in
dependent tribes will often see a'ven
erable white-boarded old man, fol
lowed hy a crowd of young Pathans,
who show every sign of respect for
their leader. In his right hand the
venerable figuro carries a staff, aud in
his left a largo volume of the law ac
cording to Mahomet. When tho pro
cession reached a public place the
leader seats himself; his disciples
stand around or sit at his feet, and
the general public assemble at a little
distance to hear the gems cf wisdom
that fall from the holy man's lips, or
to roar at the world-wide "chestnuts,"
not always of the most decorous'char
acter, which ho sometimes unbends
sufficiently to tell. Such a man is a
mullah, one of a class who exercise an
influence over the inhabitants of the
Afghan hills so passionate and wido
that to Europeans it is beyond belief.
The Mullahs are collectively known
as the TJlinia, or learned. They are
the schoolmasters, lawyers, judges, as
well as the priests, many of them be
ing men of great ability and scholar
ship; and a3 they are all passionately
devoted to their order, it cannot be
said that their influence is altogether
evil. They are great peacemakers in
a land where fighting is the breath of
a man's nostrils. I once saw one of
them in Lalpoorah rush between two
bodies of Mohmunds who wore drawn
up to attack each other, and, hy pas
sionate prayers to them to remember
their common God and their common
country, make these desperate men
forget their purpose and go away aa
quietly asirightened schoolboys.
Tho position of Mullah is conferred
on such candidates a3 have undergone
a special course of study in the intri
cate Mahometan lav/ and successfully
passed au examination therein. The
principal part of the ceremony con
sists of the most saintly Mullah pres
ent investing the novice with the wide
flowing gown of white cotton and the
peculiarly shaped turban.
The Mullahs marry and live like the
laity in most particulars; though some
of them assume the most ridiculous
austerity, frowning on the simplest
amusements, and even condemning
all music except the warlike drum and
trumpet, as being effeminate. To
such men the merry fiddle or the sigh
ing lute are as the horns of the Evil
One rich source of revenue with the
priesthood is their fine collection of
oharins and incantations. It is no un
common sight to see an ancient Afridi
or Mohmund sitting with a Mullah
and vigorously repeating a charm or
performing a subtteincantation to en
able him to fix the affections of some
fair lady who is not enamoured of his
A Mullah's most sensitive point is
the dignity of his office. When that
is outraged there is trouble in tho
land. Ho calls the brethren to a coun
cil. They suspend, all the rites of
public worship, denounce their enemy
as a dog and an infidel, cover him and
his people with their maledictions and
practically excommunicate him. If
this does not bring the unhappy man
to his senses, the Mullahs don their
sacred robes, and carrying the green
standard of the Prophet, go up and
down throughout tho land proclaim
ing the Mahometan warcry, and calling
on the faithful to avenge the honor of
the apostle of the Prophet. To those
who flock to their side they promise
eternal bliss; to those who ignore their
appeals everlasting torture. The Mul
lah's voice is not raised in vain. He
soon has a frantic army following th 3
green flag, willing to go auywhere and
do anything their leader pleases.
When a Mullah dies the place of his
death becomes a sacred shrine at
which miracles are. worked. There is
not a village throughout the whole
Pathan country which has not its holy
spot to which the sick, thc halt and
the blind resort for relief.-St. James
Sea Water of Many Colors.
On a bright, sunny day visitors are
often puzzled at tho numerous colors
visible on the surfaco of the sea.
Thero will, perhaps, be somo four or
fivo streaks of green, blue, yellow,
black and so forth, making the water
appear as though it were painted in
color-stiipe3 of mathematical precision.
To the initiated these several stripes
have their meaning. They are nearly
all produced hy the character of the
ocean bed, and as a rule are only seen
in close proximity to land.
If you see a deep blue or green
patch, you may label it deep water,
the blue usually being deeper than the
green. A yellowish tint signifies a
sandy bottom, and, if it is very pro
nounced, indicates a shoal or sand
Black indicates rocks, although sea
weed or cloud shadows will sometimes
produce a similar effect.
On the east coast it is no uncommon
thing to seo a patch of bright red
where the sun has reflected tho color
of the deep brown sand on the sur
Where the bottom is muddy, as on
the Essex coast, a streak of bright
silver-gray is often seen.
Many people who cannot claim inti
macy with the sea imagine these col
ors are in tho sea water itself, whereas
its intrinsio tint is bluish-green.
London Ans wers.
Method For Disco venns Forgery.
Tin's new method has been devised
hy Professor 31. Bruylauts, professor
in chemistry in tho University of
Louvain. The portion of a document
which is suspected of having been
altered is first moistened, and then,
after beiug dried, is exposed to the
action of vapor of iodide. The por
tion thus moistened, if it has been
altered, assumes a violet tint, while
tho other portion appears a brownish
yellow. This action is evidently due
to the removal of a portion of the
starch contained in the size of the
paper. Tho same process will even
reveal the existence of pencil marks
erased hy rubbing.-Public Opinion.
Corn as Fuel.
A 3Iiunesota farmer insists that oom
makes a better aud cheaper fuel than
coal. Ho raised enough corn on ten
acres to heat his house and feed two
horses aud a cow through the winter,
Women Who Kr?c
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Why He Belieyes in the Supernatural.
A resident of Brazil, Ind., writes to
the St. Louis Globe-Democrat:
"I have read the story of a twelve
foot white ghost that walks at mid
night on a dismal Eastern beach. It
reminds me of a bit of experience that
belongs to my boyhood days. I did
not believe in ghosts then and nothing
could convince me that supernatural
appearances ever stalked abroad in the
gaze of earthly vision. My disbelief,
however, was dispelled one lonesome
night late in November. The moon
was not shining, but the star-light fil
tered down, uninterruptedly, through
cloud masses and slightly tinged the
dark, heavy air so that objects were
visible to the steady gaze. On some
quest I had gone to tho horn alone.
Just before reaching it, however, I
saw a sight tha? turned the currents
of my blood back on themselves and
made the very hair on my head stand
up, as ii were. Just l\i front of me,
with arms outspread and supporting a
thin, unsubstantial vesture of grayish
white, loomed a spectre whose head
must have been at an altitude of three
times my own. There was nv doubt
about the matter. Riveted to the spot
I, at first, gazed awe-struck. The spec
tre moved not nor did it vanish. Hy
disbelief in ghosts asserted itself, how
ever, and I found myself emboldened
enough to question the spectre, after
a short spell. I did more. My foot
struck a hard substance which, on ex
amination, proved to be a brick-bat.
It occurred to me to test his ghostshlp.
I did so. Moving a pace forward I
deliberately hurled the bat full at the
body of the apparition, thinking, If
it were a tangible fraud, practicing de
ceit, I would get oven with it The bat,
true to the aim, struck the spectre, but,
to my great consternation, it passed
through it and hit the barn beyond
with such noise as I thought I had
never heard before. I thought I heard a
sigh, and, in the uncertain light, I
thought I distinguished a rustle of the
airy robes, but this was all. There
stood the spectre still; but I did not
longer tarry, leaving abruptly and in
firm faith in the supernatural."
How Berliners "Spruce b'p."
The men of Berlin have an odd habit
of brushing and combing their hair
and whiskers in public. In the rest
aurants and cafes men pull out their
implements and "spruce up" while
waiting for their orders to be filled.
They do not take the trouble to leave
the table, either. In the foyers of the
Berlin theatres there are many mir
rors. Theoretically they are placed
there for the convenience of ladies. As
a matter of fact the men are the prin
cipal users. Five minutes before the
curtain goes up a man may be seen
standing before every mirror indus
triously using brush and comb. One
minute before the curtain rises all
hands place brush and comb back in
their pockets, and with a well-groomed
appearance and self-satisfied smile
they march down to their seats.-New
York Commercial Advertiser.
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"How dear to our hearts is the old
When some kind subscriber presents
it to view;
The liberty bust without necktie or
And all the strange things that to
ns seem so new;
The wide spreading eagle, the arrows
The stars and the words with the
strange things they tell;
The coin of our fathers, we're glad
that we know it,
For some time or other 'twill come
in right well
The spread eagle dollar, the old silver
That almighty dollar we love so
A Nonsensical Notion.
Some folks actually believe that they can
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It's absued on its face-absurd on the face of
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At drug stores, 50 cents, or by mail from J. T.
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A bird in tho hand is worth two in the bush;
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