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EDGEFIELD, S. C.. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9, 1898
VOL. LXIII. NO. 10.
X fcnow not whence I carno,
I know not whither I go, "
But tho fact stands clear
That I am hero
In this world of pleasure and woo,
Aud out of the mist and murk
Another truth shines plain
It is ia my power
Each day and hour
To add to its joy or Its pain.
I know that the earth exists,
It is none of my business why.
I cannot find out
"What lt's all about
I would but waste time to try.
My lifo is a brief, brief thing,
. T am hero for a little space,
And while I stay
I would like, if I may,
To brighten and better the placo.
ELL, Miss Hilde
bnrn, I must sav
I'm real sorry
you and Mr.
you are mistaken.
There has been
no 'falling ont'
between Mr. Sangster and myself.
Indeed, I am not on sufficiently soci
able terms with any of your gentle
man boarders to have a quarrel."
Saying which, Lucy Hilderburn, a
slight, delicate-featured girl of eight
een, walked out of the room with even
more than her wonted dignity of man
ner and carnage.
pursued Mrs. Collins, resuming ker
ironing, which had been interrupted
by tho young lady's entrance. '"'I do
believe there's been a misunderstand
in' between those two, and a real pity
it is, for he did admire her amazin'ly.
Ho couldn't conceal it. Aud 'twould
a been a good thing for her, poor
child! Only they seldom knows what
is good for 'em, these young things,
and she's a-lettin' her pride stand in
the way of her happiness now."
"Pride, indeed!" sneered Miss Jaue
Humphries, Mrs. Collins'nice and as
sistant, a tall, red-haired, stylishly
dressed damsel of iive-aud-thirty
"I'd like to know what right n girl
who tarns her livin' by givin' music
lessons at fifty cents au hour has to be
proud; and as for Mr. Sangster. I
don't believe he ever had a serious
thought about her. The idea of an
intellectual young man like him fancy
ing a girl simple enough to be afraid
of ghosts.. He was only amusin' him
self, playin'*on her vanity, and she's
found that out and is* just poot'n' on
airs now to try and 'pull the wool
over her eyes,' as the sayin' is."
"La, Jane', I don't know where
you eyes kin' be, if you didn't see
how fairly wrapped up in her he was
about two weeks ago; and as to her
bavin' no right to oe proud, 'cause
she's poor, I b'licve it's for that very
reason she is proud, poor little heart!
He's in real good business, Mr.
Sangster," .Mrs. Collins presently
added, in a musing tone, "and is a
splendid young man, , anyhow-just
tho best person to take care of that
poor li ttl o strugglin' seustivo orphan
girl. I'll see if I can't mend mahers
"You'd belter be miadin1 your own
business, I think, Aunt Martha,"
said Miss O'nue, with a spiteful laugh
and a sidelong glance at her own
highly-frizzed and powdered reflection
in the little square of looking-glass
that hung against the kitchen wall.
"Never you mind, Jane," persisted
warm-hearted Mrs. Collins.: "I'll
manage it some way. You say she's
afraid of ghosts, poor lamb!"
And all that night she lay awake
revolving different schemes for the
reconcilation of her two favorite
The following evening the kind
hearted landlady tapped at the door
of the scaut?y-furuished fb. rth-story
room occupied by Lucy Hildeburn,
and from which now proceeded a
"Studying your piano of nights,
again?" queried Mrs. Collins, re
proachfully, when the girl opened the
"Yes," rerdied Lucy, whose voice
had a tearful inflection, despite her
efforts to conceal it, and whose eyes
were suspiciously red. "I am very
busy just now, and nust put all the
time I can to study."
"Well, but you mustn't forget what
the doctor told you about ovenvorkin'
your briin," said Mr?. Collins.
"However," she ad-led, "I won't de
tain you longer*a I kin help. I'm
come to ask a favor. I'm goin' lo
the theatre t li is e venin'. So is Jane.
So's cveiybody in the house, I b'lieve;
and thc girl lias gone to bed with a
toothache. So fm goin' to ask you
to give an eye to the furnace. I've
just put on fresh coal and opeued the
lower doors; but will you please go
down at about eight o'clock and close
"Certainly," assented Lucy, upon
which Mrs. Collins produced a lan
"just take this down with you.
Tlie cellar's all dark you, you know."
Lucy took thc lantern, closed the
room door, and returned to her piano,
while Mrs. Collins walked away,
chuckling to herself :
"That lantern'll go out just five
minutes arter she sets it down, aud
she'll find herself all iu the dark.
And she's afraid of ghosts, poor
lamb! But what if somebody who
ain't a ghost should happen to be go
in' down there about the same time,
and bo obliged to strike a match in
moro'n one sense of the word."
And even while indulging in this
pleading reflection, Mrs. Collins
tapped at a door on the second floor.
Ker summons were responded to by
n pleasant-looking young man, who
just now, however, wore a very de
"La! Mr. Sangster, I did Vt expect
to find you at home this evening. '
Vt didn't feel like going out to
niglit," replied tue young mau in a
weary, listless tone.
* * VVell, since you ure going to be
TIio trouble, I think, with ua nil
Is the lack of a high con?oit;
It each man thought
Ho was sent to tho spot
To make lt a bit more swoet.
How soon wo could gladden tho world,
How easily right all wrong,
If nobody shirked
And each ono worked
To help his fellows along.
Ceaso wondering why you carno;
Stop looking for faults and flaws;
Eiso up to-day
In your pride and say:
"I nm part of tho llrst great causo.
However full tho world,
There is room for an earnest man;
It had need of mo
Or I would not bo
I am hero to strengthen the plan."
-EllajWheeler Wilcox, In Form.
A M ATCH.
at home," said Mrs. Collins, "would
you be so kind as to look after the fur
nace? I've left the lower doors open,
but I'll be very much obliged if you
go down at about eight and closo 'em.
And you needn't take alight. There'll
be one down there."
Mr. Sangster readily promised tc
comply with the request, and Mrs.
Collins went away, hoping for what
she considered "the right results."
Meanwhile, poor Lucy Hildeburn,
sitting at her piano, continued to draw
forth snch melancholy strains that
tears rolled down her cheeks.
"I must go away from here," she
said, half aloud. "I can't bear it much
longer, indeed I can't, seeing him day
after day, loving him as I do, and
knowing that matters can never be ad
justed between us. He is as proud as
I-but, oh dear! what am I thinking
of? It wants just two minutes to eight.
And how hot the house is getting! I
must go down and close the furnace
Thereupon she lighted the lantern
and proceeded down stairs to the cel
The house was very quiet, and the
lights all burned with a dim, spectral
lustre that only served to produce
strange shadows throughout the rooms
Every one seemed to have gone out,
and poor Lucy glanced nervously about
her at every step.
At length she reached the cellar.
Ugh! "What a chill draught was
blowing in through one the gratings!
And there were strange noises all
Lucy's heart thumped so violently
she was tempted to turn and run up
But goodness! The furnace -wae
dreadfully, dangerously hot.
Lucy snmmoned up all the resolu
tion, and, stooping down, closed the
They swung to with a baug, and
when she essayed to open them again
she found the effort beyond her
What was to be done in case of the
fire needing more draught?
She might, after awhile, find it
necessary io put on more coal, and
then it would be well to put on more
But while she was debating with
herself concerning .this, a much more
serious mishap occurred, for the
caudle inside tho lantern suddenly
achieved thc most inexplicable somer
sault, and she was left in utter dark
Moreover, to complicate thc miser
ies of her situation, she heard stead
ily footsteps descending the cellar
Poor Lucy stood quite still, with
her bauds clasped together over her
This was a burglar, undoubtedly.
He had seen all the male inmates of
the house going out and the lights
lowered, and had thus chosen his op
portunity to come in and conceal him
self in the cellar. He would, of course,
murder her. Burglars always did that
when they found any one awake.
The first idea that suggested itself
to her was to creep under the steps
and remain there until Mrs. Collins
Ere she had time to do this, how
ever, a man's form "became visible in
the dim, senu-twilight that was shed
from the kitchen door above. The in
truder drew nearer until he stood
within a few yards of her, and seemed
to be fumbling in his vest pocket for
something. A dirk, doubtless.
Lucy, with a desperate instiuct of
self-preservation, put up both hands,
.?.."Havc pity on me! Oh, have pity
and sparc my life!"
Upon this the burglar drew back,
very much surprised.
"Miss Hildeburn!" he exclaimed, as
he struck a match on the box he now
produced from his pocket. "What are
you doing here, and how can I serve
Now j?oor Lucy completely unnerved
and dreadfully ashamed of herself sat
down on a reversed coal scuttle and
burst into a fit of weeping.
Then Mr. Sangster knelt down be
side her, and a confused interchr.nge
of explanations of various kinds en
The result was, that at the expira
tion of o half-hour, Mr. Sangster took
Lucy in his arms and kissing the tear
stained face, murmured:
"God bless you for this promise, my
own darling! And, with His help, I
trust these are tho last tears 1 will
cause you to shed."
When Mrs. Collins came home, two
hours later, the house was very quiet,
the furnace in good order, and neither
.Mr. Saugster nor Miss Hildeburn visi
ble. But the following day Lucy con
fided to her a secret, and Mr. Sang
ster absented himself mysteriously for
about three weeks. After that, Miss
Hildeburn also disappeared.
"Gone to visit her aunt at Swath
more," Mrs. Collins explained to the
But a fortnight later the mail car
rier brought some wedding cards to
"It was all brought ?bout through
the furnace," said Mrs. Collins, with a
Bat Miss Jaue was infinitely dis
I TEACHING W
In 1892 tho "Seger" school was
built in Oklahoma Territory, among a
colony of Cheyennes and Arapahoes,
considered among the wildest, most
backward aud non-progressive of all
the Indians. Fortunately, says the
Chicago Record, the Superintendent
of the new school-Mr. John Seger
had already gained their confidence in
another capacity, so that when they
were asked to put their children in
school they said that they would as
soon as they were weaned, And they
carried this out literally.
Many incidents are told illustrating
the splendid work which has already
been accomplished directly and in
directly by the school, for often the
influence in tho community is equal
to the actual amount of education
within the school walls.
TITES OP INDI
Ono of the girl pupils who entered
the school when it opened has had
quite a remarkable record. Having
no previous education aud leaviug her
really savage home for thc first time,
she has demonstrated what education
is doiug aud will do for thu red mau.
There is a system in nearly all the
Government Indian schools by which
those pupils who are both industrious
and frugal may earn money in thc
sewing room, on thc farm or in some
one of the school's other industrial de
partments. Of course thia must be
outside of their regular work. This
young girl, after taking a regular
course as a scholar, was judged capa
ble of receiving a salaried position. In
the course of a short time sho filled
not ono, but several, and worked in
the sewing room besides. Ont of her
savings she bought a wagon, harness,
team, organ, bedroom set and a sew
ing machine, all in view of her pros
pective marriage to a young Indian to
whom she was engaged, and when
they were married she took enough
savings with her to build a home!
All this was accomplished in three
LIVINC ANIMALS FOR JEWELRY.
New Fnslilon In Purls Uses I.lvc Tortoises
The new "living jewelry" is all the
rage in Paris. In a show window of a
prominent jeweler on the Euc Eoyalc
there are a number of tiny living tor
toises imbedded in jewels and crawl
ing about on plush cushions.
The tortoises aro from one-third to
one-half of an iuch long without the
head. Their shells are covered with
au ornament of filigree gold in which
is set a number of precious stones.
The little animals are in no way in
commoded by their ornaments. To
the shell is attached a tiny gold chain
that can be pinned on the corsage by
a safety pin.
The illustration represents one of
these ornaments. It is a tortoise cov
ered with a fine trellis work of red
diamonds and brilliants in Louis
Qninzo style. Some are ornamented
with brilliants and rubies, others
with turquoises and emeralds. In
NEW LIVING JEWELRY.
some the stones are set in the shape
of a monogram.
When not exhibited on their plush
^background in the shop windows the
animals are allowed to crawl around
in a little doll garden in the store,
which is planted with real ehrubs
and has a rustic bridge and gravel
Cost of n Cavalryman.
The cost of maintaining a cavalry
noldier and horse in tho British army
is about 3500 per a^uum,
TLD INDIANS. ?
HUGE CLOBE FOR PARIS EXPOSITION
To Mensure Kijrhty-four Feet In Diame
ter, and Will Slowly Revolve.
The great globe which is to bo the
feature of the Paris Exposition is now
nearly completed. Elevators and
stairways will run to nine tiers or
floors, from each of which a section of
the globe can be seen. It will thus be
possible to follow the equatorial cir
cles and make a thorough study of the
The globe is being built by T. Eud
dimau Johnson on a scaloof 1 in 500,
000 of the actual size of the earth, or
roughly, one-eighth of an inch to the
mile. It will measure eighty-four feet
in diameter, and have a surface area
of 22,000. Some idea of the vastness
of the work is conveyed by the fact
that if the material composing the cov
ering were unrolled it would form a
band ono foot in width and four miles
in length. In order that the globe
may bc properly inspected it will be
.surrounded by a circular wall, round
which will run a scries of galleries.
The globe itself will revolve slowly,
thus permitting the spectator to view
Every place of any note will be
given and all towns of 5000 inhabi
tants, while larger towns will be
marked according to scale. Various
colors will bc employed to distinguish
between sea and land, forest and des
GREAT GLOBE FOR
ert, while every zone will have a dif
For Yotir Nerves.
- Take a wholesome delight in physi
cal exercise and outdoor sports. The
pale, delicate girl is no longer "inter
Have freedom and comfort in dress
at all times.
Decide upon a definite aim in life,
and choose one that is worthy of an
Bo superior to envy, jealousy and
Control your temper for the sake of
.your good looks as well as for your
Live above worry, oare, fear and all
other corroding aud inharmonious
Finally, cultivate a sweetly serene
frame of mind under all circumstauces.
A good dinner story tells how Dean
Stanley onco arrived at table with
one side of his collar flapping in thG
air. During the meal his hostess
asked him if bc was aware of its con
dition, and if he would like any assist
ance in rectifying it. "Oh, no," he
replied, genially, "it broke while I
was dressing, 1 don't mind. Do
Underground San 11 a t lon.
It is declared in London that the
health of employes on tho Under
ground Railway is better than on any
line in England. Tho atmosphere is
said to have, positively cured cases of
quinsy and bronchitis aud to have
benefited people with lang troubles.
?BTlss Mary Kirk Gr.ts S1800 a Year For
K Translating Portuguese.
? The highest salary drawn by any
J?rnen clerk in Uncle Sam's employ
|s $1800 per auuam, which is paid to
MISS MARY KlflK.
Miss Mary Kirk, translator of Portu
guese in tho Burean of American Ee
publics at Washington. Merit is re
sponsible for Miso Kirk's distinction.
She was born in Philadelphia, and,
dfter graduating at Swarthmore Col
lege, she went to Brazil to become
professor of languages in a girls' col
lege at Bio Janeiro. She returned to
the United States as translator for the
Brazilian Minister at Washington, and
lately assumed her present position.
Tho Diet of Ostriches.
' The omnivorous qualities of the
ostrich have hardly been exaggerated.
It swallows oranges, small turtles,
fowls, kittens and bones. Mr.
Schreiner tells of one swallowing also
abos of peaches, tennis balls, Beveral
yards of fencing wire and half a dozen
cartridges. One followed the work
men and picked up the wire as they
cut it. Most frequently the ostrich
does not follow each dainty separately,
but collects several in its throat and
then swallows them all at once. Some
times it is strangled. Its windpipe
is then cut, tho obstacle taken out-,
and the wound sewed up, when all
goes well again.-Household Words,
S Tho Old Alden House Still Stands.
The old Alden house at Duxbury,
Mass., built iii 1G53, still stands, ap
parently as solid as when John and
Priscilla Alden occupied it. Further
more, there lives therein a veritable
priscilla Mullins Alden, a lassie ol
?J pven.-yearflr.whn ia .th e. niath genera^
tiou from tho original Priscilla Mul
lins, who became Priscilla Alden.
There aro many others of the direct
descendants of tho original Pilgrims
living thereabouts to-day.
Fins Killed More Than 4000 Deer.
JeiT Watts, the king of deer killen
in the Ozark country of Missouri, ha
gone with a parly of his Webster
County friands on a hunting trip tc
the Heatherwood Mountains in Arican
I sas. Watts had over -1000 deer to his
scoro several yenrs ago. He is one ol
tho most successful hunters in the
Norway is utilizing seaweed for the
production of glue, starch and soap
after the extraction of the iodine the
weed contains. A sizing for paper is
also procured by thc process. Tho
glue, or rather tho acid precipitate
which forms it, is, when refined, an
excellent substitute for gum arabic.
The Russian photographers have a
strange way of punishing those who,
having received their photo, do not
pay their bills. They haug tho pic
tures of tho delinquents upside down
at the entrance to their studio.
Electricity For Toothache.
Toothache is to bo cured by a new
instrument, consisting of silver and
zinc strips of metal, hinged at one end,
one strip to rest on the tooth and the
other on the gum, forming a metallic
circuit to act on the nerves.
Ile Spoke From I'xnc rionco. ?
"Colonel Fiegel, do you think there
is any money in horre racing?"
"Yes, indeed! All mino is."-Ne"
Novel Wedding Bini;.
A novel "wedding ring has just come
out. It is a revival of an ancient
idea, and bids fair to be popular
among this season's brides. The ring
looks like an ordinary, rather narrow,
plain gold ring. On the inside of it is
a tiny hole. You have only to insert
the point of a pin there to see the ap
parently solid gold ring spring apart
into two linked circlets. The date of
the marriage and the initials of the
bridegroom and bride aro engraved on
tho upper surface of the ring and a
motto-"Si vis amari ama"-on the
lower surface of the other. When the
links are fitted together the inscrip
tions are concealed and there is no
hint of the ring's secret. The bride
groom wears a similar ring. The jew
eler who is making them says -many
couples have bought them, and that
many more have ordered thom.
Don't put away shoes in a dirty con
dition; wipe them, dress them and
store them in au airy closet.
Don't pince shoes against a heater
after coming in from the rain.
Don'f wear one pair of shoes steadily.
Two pairs T\orn alternately will do the
work of three pairs worn consecutively.
Don't shut up an array of shoes in
an air-tight closet.
Don't wear shoes that will not per
mit the great toe to lie in a straight
Don't wear a shoe that is tight any
Don't wear a shoo so large that it
slips at the heel.
Don't wear a shoe with a sole nar
rower than the outline of the foot
traced with a pencil drawn close under
! the rounding edge.
Don't wear tho top of a boot tight,
as it interferes with the action of the
calf-muscles, makes ono walk awk
wardly and causes the ankles to swell.
Don't fail to wipe shoes with soft
dressing at least once a week.
Don't wear a shoe that has com
menced to run over. Have the heel
straightened at once and finished on
the worn edge with a row of tiny nails.
Don't economize on footwear; agood
?hoe in a cheap shoe.-Demorest's
lints of Many Stries.
Bonnets and toques are in the as
cendant- lox._dxaasy^oocaaions, ~ .and.
French toques bordered aud trimmed
with fur are especially neat and ap
propriate with handsome street toi
lettes. People grow more-and more
independent each year, as regards
headgear, however, aud those who
prefer hats, picture and other, will
have the courage of their convictions.
A hat is more convenient than a bon
net, fits better, and is often much
more becoming; there being few faces
that look their best in a bonnet. Even
among hats, however, there are found
this season some shapes far from be
coming, especially among the round
A woman should exercise much cau
tion in the selection of her head cov
vering; and not be hurried in her de
cision by milliners or impatient shop
ping companions. One lady, whose
style [o? faco required a small, neat
toque, was persuaded to buy a large
hat with fan-shaped stiff wings at each
side, giving the wearer something of
tho look of a wind-mill.
Among bonnets one finds some very
pronounced French styles-one imi
tating an old-fashioned calash just in
front, nuder which the hair is to be
arranged in the Merode fashion.
This bonnet is round at tho sides,
very short above the ears and at the
back, having striugs of a correspond
ing shade of velvet to that composing
the bonnet itself. These velvet
strings are set ou at the shortest part,
and the bonnet is trimmed with
great profusion of feathers iu various
shades of red, brown, olive and gold.
Cream-gray felt bonnets look well
trimmed with sable bands and tails,
with green feathers and a colored bird
spreading its wiugs.-The Housewife.
Buffalo (N. Y.) aldermen have re
fused to appropriate any money for the
instruction of public school girls in
Miss Ada'Negri, the young Italian
poet who has been having a consider
able vogue in London, is an ardent
Mrs. Jessie Palmer Weber, of |
Springfield, 111., a daughter of General
John M. Palmer, has been chosen to
succeed the late Miss Josephine
Cleveland as librarian of the Illinois
Women in France have just secured
a slight addition to their legal right?.
They may henceforth be valid wit
nesses to registration of birth, mar
riages and deaths, and to the signature
in legal documents.
Miss Melvillo B. Wilson, whose
statue, "The Minute Man," Preiidont
McKinley called "a good summer's
work," has made a new departure in
modeliug small cabinet busts, which
she reproduces in marble aud bronze.
The first Southern woman to have
her name inscribed on a monument as
the designer is Miss Virginia Mont
gomery, who has had her design for a
confederate memorial, to be erected in
Sau Antonio, Texas, accepted by the
Alice M. Beckwith, who will soon
assume her duties as County Clerk in
Weld County, Colorado, is being given
considerable advertising in the State
ns one of the first women in a coun
ty office other than that of Superinten
dent of Schools.
Miss Alice Marie Clark, of Washing
ton, has been elected professor of Ger
man in the Centenary Collegiate In
stitute at Haekettstown, N. J. She
was graduated at tho Woman's Col
lege in Baltimore in 1896, and went
abroad for travel ami study.
Dr. Mario Louise Benoit, of Lowell,
Mass., has been appointed Medical In
terne in the New York State Craig ooh
ony for Epileptics at Sonyea, Living
ston County. She is the first woman
appointed as a Medical Interne in the
State hospital service of New York.
Miss. M. J. Frodsham has been ap
pointed lecturer at the Training Col
lege, Cambridge, England. She won
the entrance scholarship at Holloway
College and tho First Founder's
Scholarship for Mathematics, and a
second-class Oxford honor moderation
Queen Nathalie has dismissed all
her Servian servants as an indication
that she has severed all connections
with her husband, ex-King Milan, who
is again in Belgrade, and her son,
King Alexander. The former Queen
is a Russian by birth, very rich and
was educated in a school in Florence
attended by several American girls. -
The Queen of Portugal, who has
studied medicine, while walking re
cently in a wood near Lisnon with a
lady with honor, was startled by the
sound of a cry. Proceeding to the spot
she found that a woodchopper had
been injured by a falling branch. The
Queen attended to the man's injuries,
and then with her companion assisted
him to reach his cabin.
There is a larger number of students
at Bryn Mawr this term than ever be
fore, and statistics recently made ont
show that the gymnastic training of
gilds who have been some years in the
college is telling in the general aver
age of lung capacity, musoular
strength, height, weight, etc. There
are forty-two graduates for '98, eighty-]
nine in the freshman class, and a total
number of 322 students.
Freaks and F tinelos.
Pencil protectors are now made in
The enamel Walls-of-Troy belt,
joined by small jewels, is a novelty, i
The low, squat shape is the newesi
thing in large hall and banquet 'amps.
Flannel petticoats are trimmed with
flounces of white silk edged with lace.
Very long wrinkled sleeves are worn
with the low or half low waists of full
Fancy waists will increase, rather
than diminish, in favor during the
coming season. :
The circular skirt still retains ita
vogue, although many of the models
are greatly narrowed.
-Amnranth-rod- iyamew color added"
to the winter list. It is between "m
crimson and a cherry.
For dressy occasions, sashes of chif
fon, with long ends edged with pleated
frilling or lace, are much worn.
Cloth and corded silk and drap d'ete,
or double-faced and moire, will be very
fashionably combined next season.
Bridesmaids', debutantes' and danc
ing costumes are made in primrose and
pale pink crepe de Chine, and trimmed
with beautiful laces andpearl and opal
Chatelaines in oxide and gilt, Rus
sian enamel, cut steel, etc., and in
open filigree work, have all kinds of
convenient trifles attached, snob as
tablets, purses, glove buttoners, pen
Flower trimming is in favor for even
ing gowns, rows of shaded pink roses
without foliage being much used: also
maidenhair fern and sprays of lilao,
laid on strands of ribbon an inch and
a half wide. !
Colored silk moreen is a good sub
stitute for the taffeta silk petticoat and
it comes in pretty stripes, plaids, and
changeable effects. It is not cheap,
however, but it is said to wear nearly
three times as long as the taffeta.
A half-worn light silk waist may be i
very satisfactorily ref urbished by strip
ing it crosswise with black velvet rib- ?
bon, putting velvet ribbon around the
plain collar baud and adding a new
chemisette neck of lace and a velvet ]
A blouse which combined purple,
black and white was made of cloth to 1
match the skirt, plaided with broad
white stripes. The high collar and
the pointed revers aud cuffs were ol
black astrakan, the material used foi
muff and toque. '
"Woven trimmings to imitate elabor
ate hand embroideries in shaded effects
are increasingly popular. These gar
nishes, made of silk, jet, cut steel,
beads, mock jewels, etc., produce a ;
very Oriental effect when used on
special parts of a costume.
Handsome little boxes, four inches
deep and large enough to hold plate
doilies, are lined with silver and pre
vided with a sachet ?mat for perfuming
purposes. The tops are covered with
any material desired, a quilling of rib
bon or a frill of lace over silk finish
ing tho sides. They are really useful ?
receptacles for the dainty doilies thal .
need careful protection.
Tho Ethnology of Kissing. ' 1
The kiss was unknown, I think, '
among the aboriginal tribes of America
and of Central Africa. From the mosl
ancient times, however, it has been 1
familiar to the Asiatic and Europeau ;
race. The Latins divided it into three
forms-the osculum, the basium and 1
the snavium; the first being the kiss
of friendship and respect, the second
of ceremony and the third of lov*?. The
Semites always knew the kiss, aud Job
speaks of it as part zl the sacred rites,
as it is to-day in the Roman Church.
The Mongolian kiss, however, is not
the same as that which prevails with
us. In it the lips do not touch the
surface ?of j,the person kissed. The
nose is brought into light contact with
the cheek, forehead or hanrT; the
breath is drawn slowly through the
nostrils, and the act ends with a slight
smack of the lips. The Chinese con
sider our mode of kissing full of coarse
suggestiveness, and our writers re
gard their method with equal dis
Darwin and other naturalists have
attempted to trace back the kiss to
the act of the lower animals who seize
their prey with their teeth, etc.-Dr,
Daniel 0. Brin ton, in Seien co.
SCIENTIFIC ANO iNuuaiKiAu
Tn Guy's Hospital, London, the pho
tograph is used to record the speech of
epileptic patients from day to day that
their progress may be noted by com
The cotton seed industry of the South
'amounts to 4,000,000 tons annually,
valued at $118,000,000. ' In 1867 there
were only four mills in operation; in
1897 there were over 800, witfc more
than $50,000,000 invested.
About 30,000 bales of cotton are
booked for shipment to Japan this win
ter from the single port of Seattle.
This is said to be fifty per cent, more
in value than the value of all Ameri
can exports to Japan during the sea
son of 1894-95.
Landy Island, in the British Chan
nel, has been provided with two new
and powerful lights, one at either end
of the island. The families of the
keepers will no longer be allowed to
live at the lighthouses, but will be
transferred to the mainland.
Some time ago attention was called
to the fact that the Western Union
Telegraph Company was using copper
wire exclusively on new construction
and renewals on its principal lines.
The company has recently completed
a line of copper wire from New York
to San Francisco, the longest heavy
copper wire for telegraphy in the world.
This wire is strung between San Fran
cisco and Ogden to Omaha along the
The great vitality of dragon flies is
shown by?McLiachland, [who, having
struck at a large Aeschna at rest on a
twig, the head was seen to tumble
down, while the rest of the insect flew
away in an "undecided manner," . for
a considerable distance. Upon pick
ing up the head he noticed that the
insect had been eating a fly at the
time. L"The manibles continued
working as if nothing had happened,
and the masticated portions of the fly
passed out at the back of the head."
Professor Wollny, of Munich, Ger
many, has conducted some experi
ments to ascertain what was the in
fluence earth worms had on vegeta
tion. He found that their presence
was extremely favorable, the produce
of the several plants below being in
creased as follows: Pease gave twen
ty-five per cent, more fruit, thirty-five
per cent, more stalks, etc.; beans gave
sixty-nine per cent, more pease in tho
pod and forty-seven per cent, more
stalks, etc.; while potatoes yielded
136 per cent. more. This favorable
effect, says Professor Wollny, is prob
ably due to the ventilation of the earth
by the holes dug by the worms.
An Island of Volcanic Malte.
The British North Borneo Herald
describes the new island which was
recently thrown up by volcanic action
on the coast between Mempakoi and
Lumbidan. The island, which is
about forty-five feet high,' 250 yards
long and 150 yards broad, has a very
peculiar apearance. It is chiefly an
upheaval of the sea bottom, but at the
highest point presents entirely differ
ent features. Here the surface of the
sea bottom has been broken through
from below and a mud crater formed,
which had evidently been forcibly
squeezed up through a circular hole
in the bedrock further down.
The mud crater presents tho form
of a'cono with the top and side in
places fallen in; the portions remain
ing intact show plainly, by the smooth
striated sides, the effects of squeezing
the rock. The cone at its visible base
is perhaps twenty yards in diameter,
and is surrounded at about thirty
yards distance by a circular terrace a
few feet high, which suggests that a
little pressure from below would have
resulted in a far larger cone being
bhrown up. There is a lot of bubbling
Ofoing on iu various cracks and holes,
which flares up when a match is ap
plied and continues to burn.
A Cherokee Romance
The marriage of Richard Malone
ind Miss Mary Hildreth at Caldwell,
Kan., is the culmination of a romantic
When the Cherokee strip was opened
for settlement on September 18, 1893,
Malone and Miss Hildreth, at the re
port of the signal along the southern
Kansas border, on their well-trained
horses, made the famous race over the
plains together for a home in the In
The claims they desired lay five miles
south of Caldwell. They were main
taining a good lead in the mad rush,
when suddenly the girths of Miss Hil
dreth's saddle broke. Her escort saw
her dilemma, reined in his horse and
assisted her. She could go no further,
BO they staked two olaims side by side.
They then erected a house on Miss
Hildreth's claim just across the line.
Malone erected a barn, in which he
lived during his enforced residence on
his claim. Miss Hildreth occupied
the house. Last week they both
proved up their claims, and yesterday
they were married.-Topeka Journal.
The curious spectaole of a marine
craft propelled by enormous air-tight,
disc-shaped hollow wheels suggests a
radical departure in the methods of
boat-building. That the experiment
was a failure was the natural conse
quence of the principles on which the
craft was conp*ructed. All of the ma
chinery and passenger accommodations
rested on a platform supported by
these air-tight wheels arranged in
rows on either side. The general
effect was that of a huge wagon, the
box of which rested on the water.' One
of the causes of the failure of this
venture was that the wheels took up
sufficient water to handicap them seri
ously. An attempt was made to coun
teract this by increasing the power,
but this added to the weight of the
machinery and did not work success
fully. A device to scrape the water
from the wheels was equally futile,
and ns it stands now the roller boai
has scored a most brilliant failure.
Longevity of Animals.
It is said that the giant tortoise of
the Seychelles Islands is the longest
lived animal in the world. The known
age of one now living is 150 years, and
this dates from the time the creature
was full grown. How old it was at the
time of its capture no one is able to
conjecture. A fine speoimen has been
presented to the Zoological Society of
London. It weighs about a quarter
of a ton and is an exceeedingly livaly