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TROS. J. ADAMS PROPRIETOR.
EDGEFIELD, S. C.. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30, 1898.
VOL. LXIII. NO. 13.
all fie railers were dim with snowing,
Dear, I knew.
Over tho hills the wind was blowing,
Tot in my dream my heart was going,
Ever to And where flowers were growing,
Dear, for you.
HEY all cried-every
one of the Bells,
from Peggy, -who
?was sixteen, down
to Rufus (who was
four and despised a
cry-baby), when old
Mr. Pigeon moved
away. He was such
a tried and trusty
friend, and, if he was
sixty, such a con
genial companion. He was always
ready to go fishing or coasting with
the boys, or to take the girls to drive;
although ho was a bachelor and lived
alone, he had a double carriage and
the largest sleigh on Pippin Hill-be
cause he had as large a heart, Peggy
said. He knew so much about the
.wild things in the woods as "The
Huuter's Own Book," and on a rainy
day or when one had the mumps or
measles he would tell stories by the
dozen-stories that were worth tell
ing, too, for he had been " 'round the
world and home again," and kuew all
there was to know about cannibals
and buccaneers and wild men, aud all
such distinguished and interesting |
It happened that the only houses on
the tip-top of Pippin Hill were the
Belfry (I suppose the Bells', house
may have received that name because
Papa Bell always spoke o? his children
as his "small fry;" auyway, that is
what every one in Bloomsboro' called
itj aud the Pigeon house, which had
belonged to Mr. Pigeon's grandfather.
The houses backed up to each other, 11
and there was a mutual backyard
fence, so, of course, it was very desir
able that the neighbors should be '
friendly aud congeuial; more than
this there was a mutual apple tree, i
The guarled, old "high-top sweeting" 1
was directly on thc boundary linc bc
tween the two estates, and the mutual :
fence had been cut in two to make j
space for it. Its branches were low
und spreading, in spite of its high top,
aud they spread very impartially over
the Bells' smooth lawn and over Mr.
Pigeon's orchard, and dropped their
delicious fruit-early, the first sweet
apioles t?at there were-almost as
evenly as if it were measured on each
uf their OWIIW'O lam'. /-PWrv
terence was that the August sunshine
lay longer upon Mr. Pigeon's side, so
the Brpt red and yellow, mellow aud
juicy apples dropped upon his orchard I y
grass-and he tossed them up to 11
Christine in her seat in the low crotch
of the tree, the seat that he had made
It was Christine who thought thc
most of Mr. Pigeon and he of her, be
cause they both had a twist, Christine
said. She could always speak of her
trouble cheerfully, even jokingly, j
You would scarcely have though that I y
she minded it at all; it was a spinal , I
weakness which had bowed her shoul- ? 1
tiers and twisted her head to one 1
side. The others didn't miud much | 1
when Christine was left out of things; j j
they were a rough, merry set, but Mr. j <
Pigeon had always remembered her.
His twist was in one of his legs; he
had to wear an uncomfortable iron
boot, and walked with a queer, side
When Becky, who was eleven and
was called the Bloomsboro' Budget
because she carried all the news, came
home with the dreadful intelligence
that Mr. Pigeon was going to move
away, no one would believe it.
"In the first place it's too dreadful
to be true, and in the next place he
would have told us," said Peggy.
But it really proved to be true. Mr.
Pigeon's sister-his own sister!-had
gone to law to obtain a share of her
grandfather's estate, which he had
failed to bequeath to her because she
had gone contrary to his wishes in
Borne way, and the only share she
would have was that old estate on
Pippin Hill. Perhaps the law might
force her to take something else as
her share since he had held possession
there so long; but she was Hitty, aud
he sbould give it up to her. That was
what Mr. Pigeon said in answer to
the indignant remoustrauces of the
Bells. She was Hitty; that was all |
he would say; perhaps it wasn't much
oi a reason, but the Bells understood.
"We all know what it is to give up
things to peeble just because they are
Iky or Polly or John.
So it happened that thc Bells' debt
Mr. Pigeon went away to a little
house that he owned down at Pequan
ket Mills and Miss Mehitable Pigeon
came to live at the old place ou Pip
pin Hill and owned half of the high
top sweeting tree.
And the very first thing she did
it was September when she came
was to threaten to have Tommy Bell
arrested, because when je shook their
side of the tree her side shook too,
and she said the top of the tree
leaned toward their .side and more
apples fell there, so when the apples
were picked and divided she must
have an extra bushel. She threatened
to have their yellow kitten drowned
because he scampered after the flying
leaves iu her garden and, she did
havo their cross gobbler killed be
cause he ran after her red morning
gown, as a gobbler will, you know,
and gobbled at ber. He wasn't much
loss and she sent him home plucked
and dressed, with the message that
she should have eaten him if s'.:e had
not feared he would be tough!
She complained that Becky's pea
cock squawked and Dicky's Guinea pigs
squeaked, and the vane on their stable ;
had "a rusty squeak" that kept her
awake night-;; and if one of the - little
Bells mounted the fence she came out
and "shooed" him off ns if he were a
Christine, who was inclined to look
on the bright sid? and to think well of
ever}' one, said thar she would proba
bly grow betier when they got better
acquainted, and she gave Tommy aud
Thore were no flowers bv hill or river,
Sweet to shine.
But (Iowa whoro shadowy willows shiver
I heard a Hopo in tho branches quiver,
And I seut it homo to your heart forever,
-Mabel Earle, in Harper's Bazar.
little Rufus five, cents each not to use
their bean slingers over the fence or
make faces through the knothole.
But instead of growing better their
new neighbor grew worse. She had
the mutual fence built up ten feet
high, she had the branches of the
sweeting tree lopped off where they
interfered with the fence, and Chris
tine's seat thrown down to the ground
so roughly that it was broken. She
said she had let people impose upon
her all her life, aud she wasn't going
to any more.
Papa Bell, who was an easy man
and absorbed in his business, said he
supposed that so many children and
squeaking things did make them
troublesome neighbors; but he thought
they should have to remonstrate with
Miss Pigeon about the fence, because
it took away so much of their sun
shine. Christine begged him to wait;
she always would believe that people
were going to be better, and she knew
there must be something good about
Miss Pigeon because she looked like
her brother-"only the twist seemed
to be in her mind, poor thing!"
It was November when Christine's
seat was thrown out of the tree, so
she could not have used it jxay more
that season anyway; aud when any
one asked her how she was going to
do without it iu the spring, she always
auswered: "Perhaps Miss Hitty will
be good by that time." But that
transformation didn't seem in the
least likely to any one else. She
never forgot that Mr. Pigeon had
said she was Hitty, though how she
could ever be Hitty to auybody was
more than the other young Bells could
Christine Avonld bow to her, too,
?ind smile, shyly, although Miss Pigeon
only scowled dreadfully iu response.
Far more difficult to forgive than their
own wrongs was the injury that she
bad inflicted upon her brother. He
wrote to them doleful letters which
3howed plainly how homesick he was
for the good nir and tho good-fellow
ship of Pippin Hill. One of the
neighbors who saw him at Pequanket
said ono would hardly kuow him ho
ind "pined away" so.
Christine turned a little pale when
a-?.Jw^..-,*_+ivi. ..n""t. nt,, ^,1
me put on her thinking-cap. ?he
jouldn't go to school like the others,
she couldn't go skating; in fact, there
vere so many things she couldn't do
:hat it would have been very dis
jouraging to one whe believed less
irmly than Christine did that things
is well as people were going to be
metter; but that gave her all the more
:ime to wear her thiukiug-cap. And
Christine's thoughts were pretty apt
?0 blossom into deeds some way.
Christine had made the Christmas
vreaths of evergreen and holly from
meir own Pippin Hill woods, and she
jad sent two beauties to Miss Pigeon,
ivho had promptly returned them with
the message that she didn't want such
rubbish littering up her house. Now
when they heard [that sad news from
Mr. Pigeon she was making valentines.
She had a very dainty knack with
both pencil and brush, for a fourteen
year-old girl, and her valentines were
more beautiful thau any that could be
bought in the shops, or so Blooms
boro' youug people all thought.
The fashion of sending valentines
might wane elsewhere, but always
flourished in Bloomsboro', perhaps be
cause Christine Bell kept it up. She
sent them to the very last people who
expected to have a valentine-to ne
glected old people and forl?n sick peo
ple, to Biddy Maguire just from the
old country, and "kilt" with home
sickness, and to Antony Burke, the
old miser, for whom noone had a civil
word and who, perhaps, didn't de
serve one. And for every valeutine
that was disregarded or thrown im
patiently aside, a dozen made a little
warmth and comfort in a sad heart;
for nobody has yet begun to under
stand how great is the day of 3mall
Christine was more mysterious than
usual this year about her valentines;
she colored when Peggy said she
would better send one to Miss Pigeon,
but they never thought she would;
they thought she was only sensitive
about her Christmas wreath. When
Mr. Pigeon went away he gave Chris
tine an old desk that he had had since
he was a boy. It had initials and hearls
and anchors cut into it and was whit
tled at every corner; you would have
known if you'd seen it anywhere that
it bad belouged lo a boy. Hut Chris
tine would have it in her own room;
she thought it was beautiful. It had
his ?boy-letters and diaries in it, and
she had laughed and cried over them.
And now she had found in that old
desk "material for tho very queerest,
valentine she had ever made; and
although she liked to share the fuu of
making her valentines with the others,
she was a little secretive about that.
What should the paper be but a leaf
from one of the old diaries, one side all
written over in au unformed, boyish
hand; and this is what was written on
it, the ink faded by time:
"i cant l>ar<; to rico becos hity has the
Feever and . cant bare knot to rite becos
it semes liko toling sombo .dy. she held
mi baud tito when she did knot now eny
boddy last uite and i did knot let them
send m? to bed the fellers say if she does
di i hav other sisters but they are knot hity
the fellers do not understand wen enybody
sais she will ewer hav a bo like our ayusta
hity sais tho Ton. Tinker verse and that
m cens me as is roto on tho 1st lee! of this
Diry mi name is Thomas Tinkhnm Pigeon
hity has ?ot a Temper but so hav a Good
Men y Peepio and she is Good way inside
and she ls hity and .dui and i will alwys liv
together but "i caul bare to rito etty more
for i want to now what tho doktor sais,
they say a fuller mnst be A Mau but wen it
is hity i cant bare-"
Here the words beeume illegible on
the old yellow paper; thore were blots I
and .smudges as of tears. Though ;
valentines are supposed to bc dainty, '
Christine didn't try to clean it a bit! j
Ana on trie unwritten side, instead of
painting any of ber pretty flowers or
drawing hearts or cupids, she only
wrote "the Torn Tinker verso" which
Hitty had lovingly quoted to her broth
.'Tom Tinker's my true love, and I am his
M gang along wi'him his budget to bear.':
It certainly was a very queer val
entine. Christine thought it would
probably be returned, even more
scornfully than the Christmas wreath
-if Miss Pigeon should guess who
sent it-aud she would be likely to
guess that it carno from the Belfry;
for she knew that her brother had
given them many oi his belongings.
She sent it with fear and trembling,
and she told none of the others, for
the older ones seemed, in their hearts,
to share tho feeling of Tom and little
Kufus, that the only proper form of
approach to Miss Pigeon was bean
slinger in hand.
The valentine wasn't returned; but
nothing seemed to come of it. The
Bells' Jane heard from Miss Pigeon's
Jane that her mistress had neuralgia.
One day after March had come, and a
bluebird had been seen to alight nyoix
the high-top sweetiug tree, as Chris
tine came along the garden path there
came a shrill, imperative voice through
the knothole in the fence.
"If you have any more of those
leaves, shift" them through the key
hole; if you have the whole diary throw
it over the fence."
Of course Christine wasn't going to
do that with the diary that seemed so
precious; but she did send it around
to Miss Pigeon's door by old Jeremy,
the gardener, for none of the boys
It was about a week after that a man
nade, under Miss Pigeon's direction, I
i new seat in the crotch of the apple !
:ree-a seat that was delightfully com
fortable for a back that wasn't straight.
Miss Pigeon seemed to know just how.
When it was finished she went up aud
examined it and tried it. Then she
jailed to Christine, who was sitting on
"I'm a cantankerous old woman. I
vas born cantankerous," she said.
'But there's your seat!"
No one at the Belfry kuew what to
bink of Miss -Pigeou; it was little
Rufus's opiuion that a good fairy had
apped her with li or wand and turned
ter into something else, and he was
nuch disappointed to find, on peep- ',
ng through the knothole, that she ;
ooked just the same.
"It's delightful," Christine said, i
lowly. "But it isn't exactly what I !
neant by the valentine," she added, I
But a few days after, what Chris- !
ine had meant by the valentine real
y did happen*- sometimes things that
eem too good to be true do come to
lass in this world. Miss Pigeou
aounted the high buggy iu which
he drove herself nud weut down to
'equanket; when she came back Mr.
'igeon was with her! Tommy dis
ard an? ^r??se?r^"shout. Ittl ttre
oung Bells rushed pell-mell into the
pple tree an-I dropped from its
ranches into Miss Pigeon's orchard
-even Peggy who was sixteen- j
honting and laughing and crying all
ogether. They quite forgot Miss '
'igeon until her harsh voice broke j
nto the whirlwind of greetings; with
ll its harshness there was a queer
ittle quaver in it!
"He's come back ?md he's going to |
tay," she said. "It is he that be- |
ongs here and not I. If you're born 1
sith a cross-grained disposition you've ;
;ot to get over it when you're young or j
'ou'll have to have more'n a ten-foot :
euee between you and other people! j
!'m going back to nursing people in a |
lospital-yes, I can, though you j
vouldu't think it; and they like me!
There's a doctor I know who has in- j
.ented a new contrivance for-for j
miking backs siraight"-her voice j
eilly broke now, but she recovered i
?erself instantly: "they're easier to
straighten than crooked dispositions! j
Pm goin^ to send one here, an I want
1er to try it. She nodded toward
Christine, aud then she turned away
suddenly. Little Rufus ran after her
-prudently keeping his hand on the j
bean-stinger in his pocket. (They bad
liscovered at an carly stage of the ac
pmintance that if Miss Pigeon had a
weakness it was a terror of the bean
ilingers.) "Are yon really just the i
<ame? Didn't a good fairy turu you
into something else?" he demanded,
Miss Pigeon turned and looked
lown upon him, her strong features
"Yes, she did!" she answered, .
"Did she tap you with her wand?"
pursued little Kufus eagerly, de
lighted with this confirmation of be
liefs that were scorned in his home
"She didn't tap me with a wand,"
said Miss Pigeon; "she seut me aval
?IENT?FIC AND INDUSTRIAL.
In a new bicycle saddle a fluid-t ight
enshion is filled with glycerine or sim
ilar syrup and enclosed by a leather
covering to make a flexible seat.
The experiments in progress for ,
several weeks on the Air Line Division
of the New Haven Railway, in the use,
of crude petroleum for laying the
dust, have proved that material to be
well adapted for the purpose.
A new process of manufacturing
artificial stoue has been patented in
Eugland. The stone is found in steel
molds, which can be adjusted to any
size, shape or design for which the
finished stone made be required, and
solid blocks weighing several hundred
pounds have been easily produced.
The surface of the sea is estimated
at 150,000,000 square miles, taking :
the whole surface of the globe at 107,
000,000, and its greatest depth sup
posedly equals the height of the highest
mountain, or four miles. Thc Pacific
Ocean covers 78,000,000 square miles,
the Atlantic 25,000,000, the Mediter
The Revue de 1'Electricite states
that the construction of the first elco- j
trie railway in France is to be com- ,
menced immediately by the Paris, j
Lyons mid Mediterranean Company.
The line will connect Fayet and
Chainonnis. Th? carriages will be
auto-motor, and the current will be
taken from n lateral rail by means of
metallic brushes. The line will have :t
length of over eleven miles?, and will i
Dross the River Arve live times.
THE CHRISTIAN FLAG.
A distinctively Christian flaghill
soon be adopted by a large number of
churches throughout the country with
out regard to denomination'. Buttons
on which the flag is conspicuously
shown are already being worn, ??st
rally day at Brighton Chapel, Coney
Island, a well known Christian worker
had been announced to make an ad
dress. The chapel was well filled and
when the time for the address liad
come the speaker failed to appear.
The superintendent of the school?C.
C. Overton, after apologizing for the
absence of the speaker, was obliged to
take his place. The subject of his talk
was "The American Flag." On the
platform was a beautiful flag, the gift
of James H. Perry Po3t, G. A. R. Mr.
Overton dwelt upon tho principles
for which the flag stood, the devotion
of its followers, the loyalty, fidelity
and constancy which should be shown
by Christ's followers. The want of a
Christian flag impressed Mr. Overton,
and as ho told the writer, "the Chris
tian flag appeared to be floating in tho
air as I was speaking,, and I gave the
-**? Words ty
KLM. J.-72:7?. ^
audience a description of it then and
there, as it stands upon our platCprm
to-day. I believe it was an inspira
tion from heaven of a banner that
should wavo triumphant over the
The flag is most symbolic. The
ground is white, representing peace,
purity and innocence; in the upper
corner is a blue square, the color of
the unclouded sky, emblematic of
heaven, the homo of the Christian, also
a symbol of faith and trust. In the
centre of the blue is the cross, the en
sign and chosen symbol of Christianity;
the cross is red, typical of Christ's
blood. Every sect of Christ's follow
ers can iudorso the flag, and it is
equally applicable to all nations. It
stands for no creed or denomination.
Miss Fanny J. Crosby, the Christian
poet, has written the words of the
hymn and R. Huntington Woodman
the music here reproduced. Neither
the flag, hymn nor music has been
copyrighted and all aro dedicated by
M'.-. Overton to the followers of Christ
the world o ver. -Brookin Eagle.
R. EUNTIKGT0?? TVO?DtJAJf.
The Christ-ian Flag!- be . hold it,
The Christian Flag? ?* . furl il.
The ..Christian flag! God; bless iii
And bill ir with ft
Hut all the world may
Now throw it to Ut?
?nil . lions The "Joy - Jul strain pro
Thc blood stained cross ?IT Je . sus, Who died to* make na
And may it ware tri nm - phant O'er
land and dis . tani
long. To ev . 'ry clime and na ', tion, We lend it forfi lo . day,
Tree. Th? Christ-ian Flag! un . furl it. And o'er and o'er a . gai?,
seas. Till AD the"wide ere . a . Hon Up - .on its folds shall gare,
God speed its gio . rions mis-sion, With ear . nest hearts wt
Oh. may il bear the mes-sage "Good will ai.d pear* to
And all the world o . ni . ted, Our lording Sav . lour
The Chrlst-lan Flag.'be . hold it. And hail U with ft song)
And lei tie voice of mil - lions The joy . f ui ?Irai* pr? . long.
A lluncnrlnn'n Letter Home.
"That I will, thank God. earn fif
teen guldens a week," dictated the
"Well," asked the letter writer,
"and what else shall I say?"
"What else! Did you ever see!
a letter writer, and yet he does not
know what else to say. Who else
shall say? Who else shall know? I?
Am I a writer?"
"All right. I'll say you like Amer
ica and that it is a better country than
"The dence it is!" the laborer
shouted. "But you can say this-that
it i? awful big. Write just as I tell
you, do you hear, or I won't pay you
a cent. 'America is so big! Dear
papa and mamma, and dear wife and
all, when I go to work I ride in such a
wagon-car they call it here- and it
runs without horses. May I sink
into the earth if there ia as much as
the tail of a horse to pull it, and it
runs awful fast, so Tenn fly iu it more
luau au hour aud there is still not a
bit of open field in sight-all Ameri
ca, America, and nothing but America.
Forty times forty villages like ours
would not como up to this great vil
lage, America. But it's too noisy and
nobody knows anybody else, and I
feel so lonesome, and, oh. I do wish
I could go home."-New York Com
Kluc IN Cool; Ked, Hot.
The thermometer seems to fall six
degrees when you walk info a blue
room. Yellow is an advancing color;
therefore a room fitted up iu yellow
will appear smaller than it is. On the
other hand, blue of a certain shade
introduced generously into a room will
give an idea of space. Red makes no
difference in regard to size. Green
makes very little.
The number of passengers who used
the railways of this country during
the vear endiug .lune 30, 1896, was
/ CARROLL D. WRIGHT.
United States Commissioner of Labor Ha*
Been Honored Abroad.
Carroll D. "Wright, United States
Commissioner of Labor, who has just
been honored with membership in the
Institute of Franco and honorary
membership in tho Imperial Eussian
Academy of Sciences, is one of the
foremost statisticians of the world.
Few statisticians, says the Chicago
Times-Herald, have been as careful as
he to present bare facts and to present
theta as fully aa the statistician can.
It was bc who originated the now
famous and much misquoted saying,
"Figures do not lie-, but liars figure."
CARROLL D. WRIGHT.
The noted labor statistician began
life as a country schoolmaster in Now
Hampshire, his native State, and went
from. pedagogy into law. Dropping
his commentaries for his musket he
went to the war, and, after fighting to
tho end of the strife, ho resumed his
law work and was admitted to the bar.
In 1871 and 1872 he was a New
Hampshire Legislator, anti was soon
thereafter placed in charge of the State
Labor Bureau, to take which position
he gave up a practice of $10,000 a
year. In 1880 he supervised the na
tional census in 'Massachusetts, and
his work attracted much attention for
its thoroughness. In 1885 he was
made the first Labor Commissioner of
tho United States. His published
works make a very considerable library
of labor statistics.
How a Porcupine Fights a Snake.
"Several years ago I was an in
terested spectator at a combat between
a hedgehog aud a huge blacksnake,"
said W. D. Ingraham, of Memphis.
"I came upon the scene just as the
hedgehog begau the attack upon the
snake, which was lying stretched out
ou the road asleep. The hog advanced
cautiously upon the reptile and seized
fewleet,'' and, rolling himself into a
compact, spiny ball, awaited develop1
ment8. The snake, upon being thus
rudely awakened, turned in fury upon
its antagonist, striking the hog again
and again with its fangs. The wily
hedgehog, securely intrenched within
its spiny armor remained perfectly
motionless, all the while, allowing the
snake to keep up the attack. At every
stroke the jaws of the smake would
become filled with tho spines, until,
at last, exhausted and bleeding from
dozens of wounds caused by the needle
like spines of tho hog, the snake gave
up the battle. This was evidently
what the hedgehog was waiting for, as
he immediately proceeded to roll over
the 8iiake again and again until he
had comp'etely disembowelled his vic
tim."-St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
Calhodral and Court House at Dawson
City, Metropolis of the Gold Field.
These are not very imposing struc
tures certainly, says tho New York
Journal. They could not be called
"sky scrapers," but the citizens of
Dawson City, who have gone to court
fortune in tho Klondike, dignify these
tiny houses with the names of cathe
dral and court house. The judge
does not bother about strict formali
ties, but he rules, in this hnstily built
little temple of justice, as carefully
and as justly as if he were holding
court in New York for a sensational
murder trial, with leading lights of
the bar present, and being sketched
every hour for the papers.
In the little cathedral nearby there
are no gorgeous appointments resem
bling a si age setting, no music by
highly paid artists. The little wooden
chairs are not remarkably comforta
ble, and the music must be made by
the attendants at service.
Women in that part of the globe
cannot be accused of going to church
to see the style of hat her deafest foe
has just purchased. They all wear
CATHEDRAIi AND COURT HOUSE OF DAW
fui hoods. Through dreary snow
fields thc Klondikero plod to offer
prayers for their dear ones at home,
and to ask for success in their self
banishment. And the petitions rise
to the throne on high just as surely as
if they pierced lofty ceilings and
stained-glass windows to reach their
Crows and Caws.
"Why is it," asked the inquisitive
one ".that a rooster crows, and a crow
caws?" It is trno that u rooster roosts,
but nobody ever heard of a crow crow
ing. This is a question that should
occupy the attention of the scientific.
A woman, perhaps, could answer the
query, why doesn't a crow crow? At a
breath she would say: "Just 'cause."
-New Orkans Times-Democrat.
Applied Tholr Own Law.
No sooner was La Fronde started in
Paris with women for compositors and
printers than the Government inter
fered with it for violating the law pro
hibiting night work for girls, recently
passed at the instance of the advocate*
o? women's rightu.
Xow Glove* Have Black SI Heh I liff.
"We sell six pairs of gloves with
W?iek stitching to one with the white,"
said tho mau at the glove counter,
"anil all the new gloves are coming
over with the black stitching."
Wbat Women Are YVearJnff.
Velveteen waists, plain, dotted,
plaided and checked.
Chains of pearl beads to which em
pire fans are hung.
Covert cloths in new green, castor
and gray shadings.
Ready-made scrolls of colored braid
edged with gold cord.
Attachable yokes of pink liberty silk
and cream lace.
Vagar?as of tho Empress of Austria.
The Empress of Austria has just
landed in San Remo, Italy, from her
yacht, the Mir am ar, and has taken np
her quarters at the Royal Hotel. She
travels strictly incognito under the
name of the Countess of Hohenembs.
In spite of her sixty-one years she still
wears her hair black and there is not
a wrinkle perceptible on her cheeks or
forehead. The Empress is rauch in
terested in amateur photography. She
has with her her collection of over
1000 portraits of pretty young Women
and graceful girls, which she has
"taken" with her own ?amera. The
subjects of the photographs dwell
priucipally in Mediterranean towns at
which Her Majesty has stopped from
time to time in her various cruises.
South of Frauce beauties occupy a
prominent place in the collection,
which is said to be tho most remark
able in Europe. Each card bears up
on the reverse side some account of
As Tilings Vserl to lte.
It is not so long since woman was
preached to as if she were a child, and
must be constantly reminded of her
duties, lest she should step outside of
the narrow circle known as "woman's
sphere." Jane Austin, out of defer
ence to the views of her relatives,
concealed her writings from the gaze
of chance visitors by laying a hand
kerchief over the pages of her manu
script. Mrs. Somerville was en
treated not to bring disgrace upon her
family by persisting in her studies of
mathematics; even the clergy was dis
quieted, and shejwas condemned from
tho pulpit. Caroline Herschel's glo
rious work in astir. u ;my was done
amid discnnrfT^mpnto und T}]CTP io
social prejudice. But hov.-thoroughly
womanly tho most gifted women ever
are! Professor Maria Mitchell left
the most delightful memories to her
pupils, and many a student endured
the mathematical work of astronomy
for the sake of the professor's person
ality. One of these pupils said that
she had forgotten all she ever learned
about the sun, moon and stars, but
she never could forget the gatherings
where Miss Mitchell was the hostess,
and she should always remember the
bouquets and souvenirs at every plate,
and the poetry, in that print-like
handwriting, made for every one of
her girls.-New York Tribune.
OMo'd Little Kindergarten.
Few people know that the original
seed of the kindergarten movement in
the United States was sown in Ohio.
The sower was no less an authority
thau a woman presonally associated
with Froebel in much of his tentative
work at Kielhaw. This woman opened
thc first practical working kinder
garten school in America at Colum
bus, Ohio, in 1858. Her name was
Caroline Louisa Frankenberg, a na
tive of Hanover, n rmany. Tho hum
ble one-story frame house in which
this quaint spinster set up her house
hold gods and labored to inculcate in
the capital's infant prodigy the theo
ries of the master, Froebel, is still
Miss Fraukeuberg made her first
visit to Ohio in 1838, but thinking the
time was not ripe for the project, she
returned to Kielhaw in 1840, where
she taught six years under Froebel's
direction; then Dresden andSkeptzen
shared her labors for eleven years,
when she again set sail for America
and established the kindergarten at
It was with the greatest difficulty
Miss Frankenberg gathered a few pu
pils into ber modest room. The
highest tuition she received was
seventy-five cents a week per pupil.
To the parents the making of paper
birds, boats, caps, modeling in clay,
marching and singing were simply
child play-a capital way to amuse
children and keep them out of mis
Miss Fraukenberg was au accom
plished women of force and d?termin
ation. There was much of the aris
tocrat in her manner and bearing.
She invariably wore a lace cap tied
under the chin, while black lace mitts
covered her shapely bauds. To eke
I out a living she was finally forced to
add lace making and various kinds of
needlework, in which she was skilled,
to her kindergartner school.
Disabled by an accident, she be
came in her sixtieth year an inmate of
the Lutherau Orphan Home aud
Asylum at Germantown, Pa. In that
institution she successfully intro
duced the kindergartner system in
1865. Miss Peabody is said to have
visited there and got many of the
Froebel ideas she tried to put in prac
tice in her tentative efforts at Boston
before visiting Europe.
Miss Frankenberg remained at the
tho home until 1882, when she died of
old age. Her tomb may be seen in
St. Nicholas graveyard, adjoining the
home, where the kindergartner sya
rem is perpetuated on the lines laid
down by Froebel's first disciple in
America. - Cincinnati Commercial
Lucy Curtis is the Mayor of Cimar
r?n, IM o., runs the town, conducts a
general store and is the leader of the
Mrs, Elizabeth Wiauard of Canal
Dover, Ohio, has a 300-acre farm and
$50,000 in cash, yet she waa fonnd the
other day in her house in the last
stages of starvation.
Mme. Diaz, wife of the Mexican
President, has founded a hone where
girls can always find employment, ?
nursery where children of working
women are cared for, and a Magdalen
home for repentant sinners.
Dr. Marie Louise Benoit of Lowell
has been appointed medical interno in
the New York state Craig colony for
epileptics at Sonyea, Livingston Coun
ty. She is the first woman appointed
as a medical interne in the state
hospital serv? of New York.
Miss Lilian Lees, one of the six
sisters who accompanied Mrs. Ormis
ton Chant to Greece, and one of the
nurses who did good work during the
Graeco-Turkish War, has been ap
pointed matron of the Hospital
Samaritano, San Paulo, Brazil.
Miss Fay Fuller, of Tacoma, Wash.,
has been appointed harbor mistress
of that port and is the only woman in
the world holding such a position.
Miss Fuller became prominent in the
West a number of years ago by being
the first woman to ascend Mount
Mrs. Ann J. Stiles, who erected
Stiles Hall at a cost of $31,000, for the
religious and social uses of the stud
ents of the University of California,
died recently in Berkeley at the age
of eighty-four. Mrs. Stiles was born
in Milbrae, Mass. She had lived in
California since 1856.
Among the new works of charity
undertaken by the Baroness Hirsch,
in addition to carrying ont the plans
of her husband, are the establishment
of a maternity hospital at Munich, a
large donation to a Warsaw hospital,
and the founding of twenty-five an
nuities for indigent gentlewomen.
Queen Wilhelmina of Holland has a
new suitor in the parson of Prince
William of Wied, ?ast twenty-one
years old, who is at the present mo
ment a lieutenant of the cavalry regi
ment of Gardes du Corps at Potsdam,
in the splendid uniform of which he
looks so handsome and dashing that
he has become a serious rival to Prince
Harold of Denmark in the graces of
When the Prince and Princess of
Wales were visiting an exhibition in
Loudon recently on reaching the dairy
tum, tUB Ueail U1.UW.11 JIU-muumuu ww
from Denmark. Is it true?" The
manager hesitated a moment, and then
said: "No, your highness; Denmark
sends np the best Princesses, but De
vonshire the best butter.!'
Princess Louise, Duchess of Fife,
lives her own quiet life, among the
hills of Braemar, doing her errands
like the wife of a crofter. The
Duchess of Fife is the wonder of the
district, and many an uppish dame
has been inclined to sneer at the mo
destly dressed young lady who enters
a village shop, orders a pound or two
of that, a few yards of ribbon, eto"
and carries them off to her carriage as \
if she were doing part of her day's
Tiny jackets of lace for he me gowns.
Shirt waists of dotted French flan
French challie in large floral de
Foulards having plaid and bayadere
Embroidered edgings in lacelike
Kich plaid sash ribbon in the eight
White lawn waists covered with
Whipcords and silk and wool poplins
in street shades.
Very bright cerise velvet, miroired,
for dress accessories.
Elaborate passementerie in mohair
braid of several kinds.
[Collar bands and belts of silvei
studded with turquoise.
Liberty satin in bright colors for
shirt waists and teagowns.
Flowered nets, beaded, embroidered
or woven for teagown fronts.
Ombre stripes in taffeta for linings
and in moire for evening wear.
Organdie waists trimmed with three
colors of narrow satin ribbon.
Transparent shirt waists having
white or colored taffeta ribbon collars.
Sash lengths of ribbon in bayadere
effects with a knotted fringe on either
Vests of black mousseline covered
with tiny cross puffings of white
Tailor suitings in smooth cloths of
two tones, with tan, gray, light brown
and grayish green predominating.
Largest Safe In the World.
The highest, if not actually th*
largest, safe in the world has jus!
been constructed in Liverpool by a well
known safe manufacturing firm for i
bank in Scotland. Ii. is a steel struc
ture, quite as big as many a cottage,
or even a house. It is built in two
stories, and is in height rather more
than seventeen feet. Its other meas
urements are; Depth fifteen feet,
width thirteen feet. The whole is di
vided off into rooms or chambers of a
fair sizv. The enormous safe is to
stand in a large room, its bottom rest
ing on steel girders. It is believed
that this kind of safe is immensely su-.
perior to chambers or vaults built of
stone, having fireproof and burglar
proof doors, because all such vaults
can be undermined, as has actually
happened in more than one instance.
As this safe stands free of the ground,
it is, of course, quite impossible that
it can be entered by any process of
undermining without detection.-Cin
I cirnati Enquirer.
One hundred and forty-eight British
! soldiers are in possession of the Vio*
j toria Cross,