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THOS. J. ADAMS, PROPRIETOR. EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 19, 1898._._VOL. LXIII. NO 3
When youth is with ns all things seem
But lightly to be wished and won;
"We snare to-morrow^in a dream
And take our toil for work undone;
; "For lifo is long, and time a stream
That sleeps and sparkles in the sun.
What need of any haste?" we say;
"To-morrow's longer than to-day."
But when our hands
And still our labors
And time goes past u
Last twilight wanii
"It is not hero-the t
Too brief is life for
And yet what need o
1 THE MAJOF
.ELLO!" said Mr.
Clinton, as he
read his letter at
here's one from
He's como back
from India at
last, and wants
to pay ns a visit. Of course he shall
-the sooner the better. Why, it's
twenty years since I set eyes on the
dear old fellow."
Now, when Mr. Clinton mentioned
MacPherson's name, Miss Nabb, his
guest, gave a slight jump.
"Is that Major MacPherson of the
-?" she inquired, in an unnaturally
natural voice, if the expression maybe
"That's the man. I was at school
with him-let me see-why more than
thirty years ago, and, though I have
seen nothing and heard little of him
since he weut to India, we aro sworn
friends for life. Have yon met him,
then?" And Mr. Clinton cast a quick,
scrutinizing glance at poor Miss Nabb.
"I rather think," she gasped out,
"that he must be a man I used to seo
n good-at least, something of, once
upon a time."
Then Miss Nabb took a long sip of
tea. being apparently nuder the im
pression that the large breakfast cup
would conceal the color of her cheeks.
If ever there was a typical old maid
it was Miss Nabb. She had "nerves"
and some years before had consulted a
doctor, who had given her ? medicino
which, as he cynically remarked- to a
friend, "would act powerfully on her
After the co: .versntion at the break
fast titblo already described, Miss
Nabb's nerves were much iu evidence.
Not that they were in pain, but they
were all in a flutter.
"I think, perhaps, I had bi
off in a day or two," sho rema
"Why?" answered her host
feigned surprise. "We were
yourwould stay with us for at :
"But won't you want my rc
for auoth er visitor? He'scom?
"The day after to-morrow, ^
r?ut there are plenty of spa:
Now Miss Nabb knew there were
plenty of spare bedrooms and Mrs.
Clinton knew that sho knew it, but
Miss Nabb had got information she
burned to receive and she actually
thought her willingness was not dis
And then she thought that perhaps
ii; was her duty to stay and recruit her
health, and her thoughts took a new
Two days after a carriage drew up
to the door. Thero was as great a re
moving of rugs as if it had been mid
winter and then tho cheerful sounds
of old, long-separated friends greeting
in the hall.
"Come into the library," cried Mr.
Clinton. "It's warmer there, but I'm
afraid there isn't a fire, and the tem
perature is under ninety degrees.
Why, you don't look a scrap changed!"
Miss Nabb did not put in an appear
ance till tea time. Then she entered
in a casual sort of way, and with such
remarkable composure that only her
heightened color betrayed her inward
"Miss Nabb, Major MacPherson.
Miss Nabb tells me that sho rather
thinks you arc an old acquaintance."
"Oh-ah-um! How do yon-do?"
said the Major, shaking hands with
stiff courtesy aud a most elaborate
"How do yon do?" said Miss Nabb.
"Oh! is that my tea, Maria? Thank
yon so much!"
Then the Major pulled his moustache
and sat on the edge of the chair,
whilo Miss Nabb nursed her teacup
on a sofa at the other sido of the
Next morning was wet, and Miss
Nabb discovered for the first time that
the drawing room was draughty-a fact
which Mrs. Clinton did not believe,
but under tho circumstances would
not deny. The result was that thc
spinster had to take her knitting into
"I hope the gentlemen won't make
an incursion," sho said, "but if they
do I can clear ont."
She had not been seated there long
in solitary state before tLe door opened
and she was alarmed by tho appear
ance of both Mr. Clinton and Major
MacPherson. She immediately entered
upon a flurried explanation and apol
"Quite so, quite so," said her host,
"but we don't object to ladies' society,
do we? Eh, Major?"
"Not at all," jerked out the Major,
and then ho gave a dry little cough.
"Well, now, I must be off for half
an hour to interview that confounded
gardener of raine. You will excuse me,
For some time silence reigned in
tho room, tho Major to all appear
ances intent upon his paper, and Miss
Nabb, though most anxious for con
versation, boping that she might not
have to begin.
But the clock moved on, and tbs
Major, when he had fihished one paje
of the Times, simply turned over and
started on a fresh one, and the good
Ja'ly's patience began to give way.
"Ho you suffer from toothache?"
she asked, casually, "as yon used to
"Not often-not often now, though
this villainous climate may bring it
back again," answered the major, and
And when to-morrow shall destroy
The heaven of our dreams, in vain
Our hurrying manhood we employ
To build the vanished bliss aga!::;
We have no leisure to enjoy,
"So few the years that yet romain;
So muoh to do, and ah!" we say,
"To-morrow's longer than to-day."
ore'worn and weaK,
; seem noblest,
s like a bleak
ag to t?o west,
?liss we seek;
f grief?" we say;
;er than to-day.
rs RETURN, f
then ho added, "that was an excellent
remedy you told me about."
"Ah," replied the lady in a low
voice, "you have not forgotten that?"
"I have a long memory for some
things," said the Major, and went on
"I often nsed to wonder when you
had gone away,"Miss Nabb continued
presently, with a little quaver in her
voice, ."whether you were still surfer
"Not from toothache," said the
Major, rather gruffly.
"I beg your pardon?" said Miss
"Not from toothache." And he
went on reading.
Miss Nabb took some moments to
ponder over this dark saying and to
devise means for carrying on the con
versation. But she was relieved from
her difficulty by the Major himself, for
suddenly he dropped the newspaper
on his knee and carefully looking
away from her, jerked.out, "Good old
times those were, weren't they?"
Miss Nabb responded with a little
sigh, but the ice was broken and in a
few minutes the two were busily en
gaged in talking over reminiscences of
former times-of picnics, walks and
parties which they had enjoyed to
gether, of people they had met and in
terests they had shared in the days
when Miss Nabb had been admittedly
one of the belles of the countryside,
The conversation went briskly for
ward and as the past revived, the two
grew more and more animated and yet
neither was quito at crise.
To tell the truth there was one epi
sode to which Miss Nabb hoped the
Major would allude, but to which ho
had not the remotest intention of mak
ing any reference whatever amless she
touched on it herself. Time after time
she brought him right opto the dread
ed sub??"*hutha i~-. ??* ; .. <"?*
aeniy retired imo a shell.
"Was it you who-who-sent those
flowers before tho last ball-when you
were going to India?"
"There was a letter with them,"
said tho Major rather shortly, gazing
into a remote oorner of the room.
"You knew tho handwriting."
Miss Nobb started and stared and
showed signs of tearfulness.
"There wasn't any letter-indeed -
there wasn't," she pleaded. "And I
didn't like to wear them in case some
one else-I mean-" And her voice
broke down as she added:* 'And then
you wouldn't dance with me at all."
"No letter!" shouted the Major. And
jumping up ho began to pace the room,
while tho memory of long years of
mourning for false love rolled over his
mind. "No letter! Curse the boy! He
must have dropped it, and I addressed
Had it, then, been all a gigantic
mistake? While he had moped and
sulked at that miserable farewell ball,
had she been wondering and sad and
loving him all the time and waiting
for him to speak? And during all
those long years of pining in India
and of vain struggling to forget, had
the heart of the one woman he had
ever loved been sore and desolate,
hoping and waiting his return?
Now, the Major was au experienced
man, prompt to act on emergencies
and gallant withal, though somewhat
Tho Major finds the English climate
much more tolerable now, serves on a
Board of Guardians, makes political
speeches of portentous length and is a
devoted husband, and Mrs. McPher
son has given up dieting and her
nerves trouble her no more.-London
Athletic George, of Greece. "*
King George, of Greece, in the
earlier years of his reign, often par
ticipated in the feats of running and
leaping of which his countrymen are
so fond. lu order to conceal his
identity, he entered the contests under
the name of George Papadopoulos.
In a certain amateur contest which he
won he was accused of being a pro
fessional. As "George Pepndopoulos"
naturally could not givo a satisfactory
acconut of his identity and antece
dents, the crowd became convinced
that he really Avas a professional. In
order to escape rough treatment he
confessed his identity-not to tho
crowd, but to a police officer, who
managed to get him away to a placo of
safety without permittiug the crowd
to discover that they haf '?een threat
ening their sovereign.
Licking bv Machinery.
A new envelope-sealing machine is
being tried in a Government office.
Tho machine works something like a
priutiug press. The envelopes are fed
into rollers, one of which is moistened
from a small trough of water, through
which it revolves. A folder closes
the envelope, which then passes
through two other rollers, pressed and
dropped into a receptacle. The ma
chine is run cither by electrio motor
or by pedal. It is claimed that it will
seal 250 envelopes a minute when tho
operator becomes expert. In a recent
test a batch of 27,000 circulars is said
to have been easily sealed by one ma
chine in something over three hours.
SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL,
A newly patented ruling machine
has a reservoir to hold the ink or color
connected by flexible tubes or strips
of flannel laid on the pens, which aro
held on a frame by movable clamps.
A new ferret muzzle for use in
hunting rabbits, etc., has one or more
short spikes in the tip of the muzzle
to drive the animal out of its hole and
yet prevent the ferret from killing it.
To protect horses' feet from injury
on barb-wire fences a faxible metal
band is used, whioh is adapted to
fasten around the foot, with an armor
shield at the rear to prevent the barbs
entering the flesh when the horse gets
its foot caught on the wire.
A Michigan man has patented an air
ship, comprising a cigar-shaped infla
table vessel, a oar attached to it by
pivoted arms, so that the car can be
tilted np or down to guide it; the pro
pelling and steering being done by
the usual fan-blade propellers.
In a recently designed refrigerator
the ice chamber is formed of a series
of parallel bars, set in one side of tho
refrigerating chamber, which hold
cracked ice and permit the free circu
lation of air betweon the bars and
around the small pieces of ice.
A procession of icebergs sent against
the surface of tho sun would melt at
the rate of three hundred million
cubic miles of solid ico a second, and
its heat is estimated to produce a
force of about ten thousand-horse
power tb every square foot of ita sur
Of the children born alive one
fourth die before eleven months, one
third before the twenty-third month,
half before their eighth year, two
thirds of mankind die before the
thirty-ninth year, three-fourths before
their fifty-first year, and of about
twelve thousand only one survives a
Sudden and great fluctuations in
the level of water in wells in stormy
weather, closely corresponding to the
fluctuations in wind-velocity recorded
by Profesor Langley, have been ob
served by Dr. Rennel Nartini. This
explains tho popular tradition that
bad weather may be predicted from
the sudden rise and fall of wells.
Curiously, however, small and rapid
changes of barometer are more certain
to affect wells than large changes. .
Frank W. Very, of the Ladd Ob
servatory, Providence, B. I., has
made some curious observations on
the flight of migrating birds seen at
night crossing tho face of the moon.
He watched them with a telescope of
four inches aperture, magnifying forty
times. The observations were made
in the latter part of September. Tho
great majority of the birds moved
from north to south, and 'traveled in
_w^uaionied to looi? for saints and
evangelists among tho members of the
police. Hero, however, it is different,
and for some strange reason or other
the chieftainship of tho detective de
partment at Scotland Yard seems to
develop tendencies of a distinctly re
ligious character. The former head
of the bureau, Colonel Monroe, re
signed his offico/which is worth $0000
a year and allowauce3, in order to de
vote himselves entirely to missionary
work in India, and now his successor,
Robert Anderson, who has achieved
particular distinction in connection
with tho watching of the Irish leaders
in tho United States, has startled his
countrymen by his publication during
tho past week of an extraordinary
book, extitled "The Silence of God,"
in which ho ascribes the spread of
atheism to the failure of the Omnipo
tent to provont crime. This theory is
all the more remarkable from tho fact
of its being voiced by the head of the
department which is, above all others,
devoted to tho investigation and .'pun
ishment of crime,- Mr. Anderson ex
presses the opinion that the divine
toleration of such a monster of iniquity
as the present Sultan of Turkey is a
striking illustration of "tho silence of
God." He is quite celebrated in his
way as a lay preacher, and inasmuch
as his ideas aro familiar to his sub
ordinates and to thoso who aro am
bitious for promotion, the detective
branch of the Loudon polico is distin
quiehed nowadays from tho remainder
of the forco by its essentially Sunday
school behavior.-London Corre
spondance St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
. A floral wonder at the Chicago
Chrysanthemum Show was tho goose
flower exhibited by W. H. Chadwick.
This is a flower that grows on a run
ning vine, and sometimes measures
over forty inches in length and fifteen
or twenty inches in breadth and thick
ness. It looks less like a goose than
an armadillo with a slender tail five
feet long. The first feeling one has
on seeing it is to run away for fear it
may jump on him and bite him. It is
not fragant, but quite the reverse. As
a general thing it has no odor, but
there are times when it exhales an
effluvium compared with which tho
smell of a gino factory is a double
distilled handkerchief extract. It is a
Brazilian flower, and is raro in this
country, though it was exhibited at
tho World's Fair and was introduced
some years before that by Sturtevaut,
of l?ordertown, N. J.-Chicago Times
Russian administration has under
gone a vast change since tho accession
of tho reigni..g Czar. Quite recently,
at a great industrial centre, a large
bony of operatives went on strike and
refused to resume work at the bidding
of the police. In tho old days this
refusal would havo been followed by a
nv'itu ry repression-but in tho present
the authorities were told not to
iucerfero unless the public peace was
disturbed by the strikers. In the
Baltic provinces tho Draconian odicts
of the Holy Synod affecting the
Lutheran population havo been practi
cally abolished, and Lutherans are
now no longer obliged to send tLoir
children to schools directed by mem
bers of the Greek Church.
T (San Francisco Correspondence.)
Much as has been written concerning
Hr/waiian scenery, it isa subject about
which literature can never be exhaust
ed. People of all Nations and of all
climates are still continuous in their
praise of the tropical verdure and
scenery that can be lound in the
midst of the Pacific Ocean. There
has been resident in tho Islands for
some time a Scotchman-Mr. Charles
H. Ewart, of Dalbeattie, Scotland,
whose soul was moved by the beautiful
vision which he describes in the fol
lowing poetic language:
"Wo ore in an amphitheatre of
mountains rising to an altitude of
3000 add 4000 feet, with a glowing
raiment of leaf and blossom from baso
to . summit, save in spots where tho
red earth peeps through tho radiant
curtain, as a foil to the flames of ir
idescent greens, and the fire of thc
blossoms that havo enfolded the hills
in their shining embrace. Here and
there a j?nuacle where no plant has'
found grace to.grow stands out a pur
ple silhouette agniust the soft blue of
a topaz-tinted sky. Oaves and fissures
aro cleft in the steeps of these mrmri
i?..!... '-, fiiiji toni ?rr-:.: ?^r-?'
A SCENE ]
at tho base, nearly a thousand
feet high, and poiuting 'Godward
through the blue,' like the spire of
nome mighty cathedral. This mono
lith carved and fashioned by some by
gone convulsion of nature when the
hills 'glared at heaven through folds
of fiery bair,' is swathed in a glorious
garment of green and gold chequered
with the rose and the azure of the
bells of tho convclvuli that dangle
from the cordon .of vines that engird
Thc valley in thc early morning
may be clear of mists, and a soft
mountain breezo murmuring among
the foliage, but at times it is filled
with the noiseless ebbing and flowing
of white vapor borne in from the sea.
and out of this shimmering ">ea of mist
tho towers and minarets o', thc moun
tains arise clothed with mosses and
ferns, and draped %vith garlands of
eddying vines, that cover thc face of
the elif?s, n".<l droop over the edges of
giddy precipices in "cataracts of
bloom," till they aro swallowed up in
tho "white mists that choke tho vnle.
and biol tho aides of the bewildered
Although sugar cane is indigenous
in Hawaii, litllo a!tempt was made
toward its cultivation until 1835, when
a plantation waa started at ?Kauai, and
? HAWAII ?
'rofitably Grown-Opportu- ^
-The Musical Kanaka. ^>
several sugar mills were built. These
mills were worked by the aid of mules
and oxen, and the process was slow and
laborious. What a contrast to the mills of
the present day, where tue cane is
taken and made into crystals of sugar.
There is no royal road to wealth in
Hawaii, and any one who anticip?t i
such a condition had better stay away.
No man can go about blindfolded and
pick up dollars in the streets, but no
-country cfters a better opportunity
and final reward for honest, earnest
rind constant labor. Especially ia this
t&uo in the coffee industry. The pretty
homos and coffee area of Olaa are an
evidence of this.
I Butter is selling in Hilo at $1 a roll,
?t is quoted in San Francisco at six
teen cents to twenty-four cents a
Sound! There every held is as dry as
abone. In Hawaii every field is per
petually green. The dairy business
dffers a much belter opening thau any
Hue of merchandising. And as a by
product lo the dairy, hogs will pay
magnificently. Pork is retailing at
twenty-five cents a pounds. The ad
vertising columns oftW" . -?I
flowers, potatoes, cheese, roll butter, !
crab apples, quinces, onions.' Those1
aro imported from a country over two j
thousand miles distant.
The Hawaiian Tnspector-Geaeral OJ
Schools, Mr. Henry ^chiller Town
send, speaking of thc educational sys
tem of the islands, says that the popu
lation of the Hawaiiau Islands is small J
and the school system is necessarily
small. The total population exceeds
one hundrod thousand slightly, of
which fourteen thousand were attend
ing school ar. tho end of last year.
Ten thousaud were in the public
schools. Fifty-six per cent, of all tho
children attending school at that time
were of native Hawaiiau descent, and
twenty-five were Portuguese. The re
maining nineteen per cent, represents
a large number of nationalities.
The English language is practically
the only language as a means of com
munication or instruction in tho Ha
: waiian schools. And hero lies the
. difficulty of thc work. Just imagino
I the teachers of California trying to
; teach the children ofthat Stato through
; the Arabic language. Yet English is
i probably as difficult for thc children
of Hawaii as Arabin for those of Cali- ;
; for ni a. History, literature, natural j
; science and even arithmetic must be
j taught under groat diOigulJies, Eda- j
cative instruction under these condi
tions is a well nigh nnsolved problem.
But conditions are rapidly changing.
The English language is coming into
NATIVE HAWAIIAN ISLANDERS.
use at n means of communication
among the graduates of the common
schools, many of whomliave no other
language in common. Thus it is
creaping into the homes of the people,
even. When the children learn even
crude English from their mothers, the
teacher's task will be much simplified.
For many years there have been schools
in Honolulu, and Hilo especially,
adapted to the needs of the children
of English-speaking parents. Lately
similar schools have been opened in a
number of other locations, and still
others will be opened shortly. These
are not essentially different from
schools of similar grade in America.
A regular public high school is in pro
cess of organization in Honolulu, tho
greater number of the departments be
ing already in working order. The
endowed institution known as Oahu
College, has long offered full prepara
tion for any collego-in America, and
many of its graduates have entered
leading American colleges on advanced
But the English-speaking children
do not enjoy a monopoly of tho privi
leges of education beyond the common
school course. The Kamehameha
Schools, with their magnificent equip
ment and no less magnificent endow
ment, are open to those of native
Hawaiian blood and to no others.
Manual training and industrial educa
tion are leading features of these
schools, and few similar schools in
America are so well equipped for work
on these lines.
Tho natives are very fond of music.
The guitar on account of the softness
of its tone, is their favorite instru
ment. Tho royal Hawaiian band,
which a few years ago made a tour
through tho United States, was com
posed of native Hawaiians, all of whom
were accomplished musicians.
Randolph's Body In an Oak's Embrace.
BamlnhVi. vas carried to Vireinia
.i;:h.i .?.<?.,. j." the groan*!: tb? ir... :
xs tho roots of an old oak had burst it
asunder and wrapped round and
round his body, holding him in a long
3inbi-aco close to the Stato ho had
loved so well.-Philadelphia Times.
Smncsllnj; Didn't Tay.
A young man in Khodo Island, the
Dwner of a yacht, was recently pun
ished for an attempt at smuggling.
Ho took his yacht to Halifax, Nova
Scotia, last summer, and while t'.ore
purchased some $2000 worth of .ul
phonal and phenacetine. Theso he
brought to this country, and then
found he could not dispose of them
without detection. He finally became
apprehensive that tho authorities
would find him out, so ho went to the
customs officer and confessed to hav
ing the drugs. These were confiscated
and the young man now has concluded
that crime doesn't pay.-Medical Eec
Cut a Sheep In Two With a Broadsword.
At a recent athletic exhibition in
Boscombo, England, one of the feat
ures of the day was a sheep-slaughter
ing contest, the prizo going to the one
who could kill a live sheep with a sin
glo blow. Many unsuccessful at
tempts were made with broadswords
and axes. A Surrey hercules, how
A CLEAN SWORD SWEEP.
ever, won the prize, a purso of $50,
by cutting a full-grown sheep squarely
in two with a broadsword. It was
conceded to be the neatest piece of
swordsmanship over seen in England.
Whoro Ho Worked.
The prisoner was making his ap
pearance before the magistrate for the
..Well," said the magistrate, "you
"Yes, your worship," responded
"What's the charge?"
."Vagrancy-same as before, your
"It seems to me you are hero about
half your time."
"Bather more or less, your wor
"Well, what do you do it for? Why
don't you work?"
"I do, your worship, more than
half my time."
"Ah, now," said the magistrate,
surprised, "if you can tell me where
you have ever worked I'll let you off.'"'
"In prison, your worship," smiled
the prisoner, and the court kept ita
wowJ.- Tho Rival.
A very attractive skating costume is
made of velvet, velveteen or corduroy,
according to one'e bank account. The
skirt is short and the jacket is finished
with fur collar and cuffs. A hat to
match completes the smart effect. *
Court Stenographer a Woman.
Miss Annie White, whore appoint
ment as stenographer of the Superior
Civil Court for Suffolk County, Mass.,
a few years ago attracted considerable
notice, recently resigned her position,
married Mr. Charles Bartlett, a prom
inent lawyer of Boston, [and with him
has gone abroad for several months.
Miss White was an expert in her pro
fession. Her position was worth 83000
per year, with a summer vacation of
three months, and she filled it with
unusual ability. It will be of interest
to those who believe that a business
life renders a woman, unattractive to
learn that the acquaintance which
ripened into marriage began in the
court where Miss White was employed.
A Famous Woman Physician.
Dr. Susan A. Edson, who has just
died in Washington at the age of
seventy-four years, was one of the
best-known women physicians in the
United States. She was born on Jan
uary 4, 1823, near Auburn, N. Y., and
was graduate.1 from the Cleveland
Homoeopathic College March 1, 1S54.
Eeturning to her home soon afterward
she quickly built np a large and lucra
tive practice. This, however, she
abandoned when the war broke out,
as she believed it to be her duty to do
all she could to ameliorate the suffer
ings of the soldiers, and she rendered
invaluable professional services to the
sick and wounded in hospitals. She
was one of the physicians summoned
to attend President Garfield after Le
was shot, and during the long illness
of tho President she was, it is said, at
his bedside more frequently than was
any other of the attending physicians.
As a mark of appreciation for her ser
vices to Mr. Garfield during his long
illness Congress voted Dr. Edson
$3000. She was for many years physi
cian to the Garfield family.-New York
Tip? o it .I c?oi><?
'->. ? : ?' ' te* '?- '.'.<?'- i
it geneiui.j .
to bring a popular fashion up to its
limit of favor, and sashes may be said
to have taken a fair ?*nrt tl"3 summer.
I There is no end to the styles and no
limit in clegunce or price. The old
I Boman sash, with fringed ends, is
j with us again, and nearly everybody
i has an old ono somewhere that was
much treasured in early youthful
days. Take it out aud have it
cleaned, if necessary, and wear it with
white house gowns. A rather startling
sash is made of the new velvet and
satin-striped ribbon in three shades of
geranium red. It is about five inches
wide, and is made with two loops at
tho waist, and the bias ends are edged
with very deep plisses of mousseline
de soie to match the ribbon. Another
is of plaid, the royal Stuart pattern,
trimmed on the ends with plaitings of
black mousseline. A royal purple
moire of superb quality, with trim
mings of black mousseline, has an un
mistakable air of elegance.
May Have Meant Well.
It takes fully six months for a story
like the following to become public
property, says the Washington Star:
Last season a Washington woman,
possessing both social and charitable
ambitions, elected to give a reception.
The affair was to be very exclusive.
Judge of tho surprise when a bundle
of invitations was left at the door of a
hospital in town upon whose board of
managers Mrs. Z. serves. The invita
tions were found to be addressed to
the trained nurses of the institution,
and great was tho wonder that tho pro
fessional ranks had been invaded for
A few days elapsed, and Mrs. Z.
paid a visit to the hospital. Making
herself extremely agreeable, she re
marked to the nurses:
"Well, girls, I hope you received
cards to my reception?"
Smiles and acknowledgments an
swered in the affirmative, and Mrs. Z.
went on complacently:
"Indeed, I was only too glad to re
member you all. I appreciate how
much work and how little play you
girls have, and I thought you would
enjoy a little glimpse of society fun."
"No doubt of it, Mrs. Z.," ono of
the nurses spoke np, "but none ot us
is likely to have a gown suitable to
wear at such a function."
"Oh, that need not trouble you in
the least," returned the smiling Mrs.
Z. "Now, my ide?is this. Of course,
I understand you have no. evening
gowns, and that you know very few
society people, but these facts must
not interfere with your getting a peep
at my guests ?md eating some of my
supper. I thought the whole thing
would be simplified if you all came in
your pretty uniforms and caps, and
took up your stations in the dressing
rooms. You would only have to assist
! tb.d ladies with their wraps and you
could see the gowns to such good ad
vantage, and-" But such a choruc
j of indignant exclamations rent the
I air at that juncture that Mrs. Z. 's sen
tence was never completed.
The social veneering must be thickly
coated on Mrs. Z., for to this day she
does not seem to understand why the
nurses meet her advances with frigid
indifference, and why her visits to the
hospital are no longer pleasant.
A woman ninety-sevp i years old
rides a bicycle in Dubn iue, Iowa.
Mrs. Julia Ward Howe has just
sailed for Europe, to remain there un^
til spring. j
Prominent women have started a
movement for a national university in'
Mr3. Rachel Harding, who died re-'
cently in Cincinnati at the age of 106,-'
wa? born in Baltimore in 1791, |
The ex-Empress Eugenie is seventy-J
one years old. She is the daughter of
Count Cyprien de Montijo, a Spanish
The Secretary of the Interior has
appointed .Mrs. S. M. Fitts, of 'Lynn,'
Mass., to the position of pension claim
Mrs. Mary Van Uleok, eighty-four
years old, earns a good living sewing
carpets at Joliet, 111. She also makes
money cooking fine dinners on festal
The daughter of ex-Senator Ingalls;
of Kansas, is to enter the church
training and deaconess house of the1
Protestant Episcopal Charon at Phila
Miss Bay, who writes over the pen
name of "Jack Carlton," has given
$10,000 to aid in the establishment of
a colony for colored people in Ala
bama, to be known as the "Cedar
Lake colony." ,
The Queen of Italy has presented to
her daughter-in-law, the Princess of
Naples, a beautiful bicycle with a
richly gilded frame and an ivory han
dle bar, ornamented with the arms of
the house of Savoy.
The Dnchess of Sutherland is the
President of the recently established
National Association for the Care, of
the Feeble Minded in London. The
association has opened a home in West
London for the training of girls in
Queen Victoria is six months
younger than Mrs. Gladstone. Bar
oness Burdett-Contts is five years
older than the Queen. Lady Louise
Tighe, who was at the ball the night
before the battle of Waterloo, was a
young lady when the Queen was born.
Mrs. Phoebe Hearst has been ap
pointed on the Board of Regents ol
the University of California. The ap?
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medical corps are expectedto consume
six months. ?
White marabout is used" ort children's
white felt hats, it is so light, airy and
A natty cap is made of astrakhan
with curled quill feathers standing np
at one side.
The newest shade of blue is best
described as the shade of cornflower
when it has begun to fade.
Bright colors are seen this year in
tho gloves. Vivid reds, greens and
blues are shown in great variety.
Some of the latest materials shown
are corded silks and wool poplins,
with changeable effects, produced by
the mixture of colored silk and wool.
On account of the popularity of the
Russian blouse 1 ?dsome belts are
are very much in demand. Some
beautiful designs are shown in ham
mered silver and gold set with mock
For nicer wear the reps or poplins
are fashioned with a blouse, gored
skirt, small sleeves and an epaulette
effect; high collar, tiny square yoke
and folded belt of velvet of a darker or
A pretty Russian blouse for a miss
of fourteen years accompanies a skirt
of the same blue serge; the blouse
opens over a narrow vest of light-yel
low cloth, with tiny gilt buttons edg
ing the blue and black cord loops
crossing the vest. Cord and buttons
trim the band collar, wrists and nar
row, flat belt.
Scotch plaids are rampant this sea-^
son, and como in several different*
materials, all of which are smart and
serviceable. To begin with, there is
the regular all-wool Scotch plaid; then
there is the silk and wool, the poplin
and tho silks. For school wear, the
first is the best, and the darker plaids
are to be strongly advocated.
Black hose are worn by girls with
all dresses except white or very light
party frocks, that require white stock
ings and slippers. Two-button Iud
gloves in brown, tan and gray tints
are also worn by little ones. After
fifteen years misses wear the hook,
snap or button gloves similar to their
elder sisters, only keeping within sub
dued shades. ?
jf^The now muff is a small mountain in
size. One of novel design, shown
among the new importations, is made
of black velvet gathered in double
frills fully two and a half inches wide.
These stand up like ruches all over
the foundation, and not in regular
lines, but rather curved around, giving
a very peculiar effect. The velvet has
the appearance of being gathered sev
eral times and tho threads pulled out,
leaving only the marking of the stitches
to show. A knot of lace and a bunch
of violets trim one side.
Emeralds are popular, and tur
quoises, in spite of the imitations that
ono would fancy might cheapen them,
form part of every well-stocked jewel
case, and a good many that are not so
well stocked. The newest and most
channing thing in turquoises that I
have seen for a long time was on tbe
pretty white throat of a lovely little
American woman, at a ball at one of
the "^rauch summer resorts. It was a
! dog collar of turquoises and white
j opals, the opals cut into disks and
! strung alternately with blu? stone*. .