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T^OTTAIT^^ " 1D<^FJJBLDTsTcT WEMpSDAY, APRIL 6, 1893._VOL. LXIII. NO. 14._
There sits rt mnid where the winds ol
And the fair stars mock and steal t
Wheroa terrible moan of sllenco am
Where the shivering earth lies cold
Still at her lattice she sits, and a her
(Souir of sighs it ls, has been, and
"Love ls tl?e King of all, a tyrant Ki:
A cruel tyrant of Kings, ?nd my I
COX is in the
waiting room ami
desires to see you
said one of tito
men entering the
room where I was
i n conversation
with the Chief at
peated the Chief.
"Isn't that the
great American millionaire who has
recently settled in London?"
"Show her in at once. Wiseman,
you remain for a time."
A few seconds later Mrs. Collins;
Cox came quickly into the office and
the door closed after her. She '.ns a
pleasant lookiug lady of twenty-seveu
or twenty-eight. Clearly she was
greatly excited about something.
"Sir," she cried, coming forward
suddenly, "I'-e lost my husband! He
"Since when?" asked the Chief,
beckoning her to a cheir.
, ? "Siuce yesterday evening."
"Oh!" ho said, smiling, "I should
?ot worry about that, madam. No
doubt he wiil come back safely. Did
he not say he was going?"
"Oh, it's noi that, sir, that fright
ens me. lt is this, which I received
a little while ago," and she drew from
her hand-bag a small cardboard box
and dropped it upon tho d-jsk.
My chief took the box, opeued it
and abstracted its contents; a letter
and a small packet. Leaning over his
shoulder I read tho words of tho
DEAR MADAM-Best assured that your
husband is right and safe so Jong as you
don't attempt to find him. If you do you
will regret it. lb? "desired mc to scad you
thc enclosed chock(?10,000), which you are
to etinngo and convey iu cash to us after
You will go to tho bank, fash thc check,
put tho money in a handbag, and to-night,
nt 3 sharp, when it is dark, you will KO to
Cross street, Whitechapel, and put tho bag
against tho railing of No. 17, exactly where
you find a white cross on one of the flags.
You will go alone, and act secretly all
through. It is your husband's wish, for
tho successful Issue of our plans means blas
lifo. If tho money falls into wrong hands
your husband will write us another check,
which you will cash and bring to us. So
you will save yourself trouble hy seeing it
doesn't, and following our instructions.
When wo have tho money, your husband
Tut the bag down on th<? white cross nnd
walk away quickly. You will be followed;
and if you don't walk away, or If you look
back or there is anyone spying about, you
will be a widow within two .hours. * Be
careful, therefore. To betray us is to be
tray yourself and Mr. Collins-Cox. Mean
time, wo enclose ilrst installment of your
husband to show we mean business.
CHAULES KIDXAPPEB AXD Co., LTD.
The Chief next took the small packet,
undid tho paper, and suddenly ro
ooilcd from it. It was a human
finger, cut from the socket, and wear
ing a plain gold serpent ring. I took
up the finger, and examined it very
"Do you recognize this finger and
ring to bc your husband's?" I asked.
"The ring, certainly, but I can't bc
sure of the finger. Men's lingers aro
so much alike."
"Hum! Do your remember what
er-yes, what finger Mr. Cox wore
this ring upon?"
"The third finger of his left hand,
"Then calm your fears, madam; a
million chances to one this is not your
husband's linger, since it is the sec
ond of some hand. Of course, it may
be geurine. But I don't think so.
Your husband has been kidnapped.
"Do you wish me to take up this
matter?" I asked, turning to my chief.
He nodded, aud I turned to Mrs. Cox.
"Go to the bank, cash the check, and
return home, where you will find me.
You must do this, because you are
probably being watched. Stol) a bit,
though, muduui! Have voil the
"Yes, it's herc iu my purse."
I took it from lier, and crossed to
the window to examine it. It was
made out, payable to Mrs. Cox, on a
sheet of ordinary note-paper. The
body was written out in one hand with
a steel pen, and tho signature was in
"Are yon sure the signature is all
right?" I asked of Mrs. Cox.
"As far as I know, it is," she
answered. "Bat I could not say for
certain, though I attribute the dis
similarity from his usual signature to
his being nervous when he wrote it."
"It is dissimilar?"
"Yes, my husband wrote a very firm
hand, and that is rather shaky."
"Well, madam, please do what I
tell you. Go to the bank, and meet
me at your house. Let me lend you
this block handbag. It will suit your
With that I took up my hat and
went ofF. I walked down Carlton
House terrace to tho Coxes' house.
To the footman who answered my
summons I s"id I wished to seo Mr.
Cox's valet, and in a few moments thi:s
lordly gentleman came to me with a
mixed manner of cordiality and con
In a short time Mrs. Cox returned.
"I guess I shall go mad before the
day is out," 4ai'd she, as she carno into
the room, followed by ti man carrying
"Oh, no," I said, cheerfully. "I
want to see you alone." She dis
missed the man, cud then sank into
"Yes, I've gnt the money, after the
greatest difficulty," she said, answer
ing my look. "t?nt have you discov
"Yes, two things," I replied, "I
want these things: A pico^ of cream
note papers-get it from your gook- fi
iteel ?Hm, Ink bod ft sjWiintm o' yow
hWtyWft signntnre, PltftH (pt &m \
t the wilderness flngci- Tier tmir,
he lustre nnd light of h?r eyea, -
.1 sadness sickens tho air,
'neath tho sheeted mists that rise;
irt-sad song silo sings
shall ever be),
ng of Kings,
.ovo ho loves not mo."
-Aaron Mason, In Harper's Magazine.
I things yourself, and let no ono know,
j Now, tell me-who is in this house?"
"Myself-you mean usually? Well,
Mr. Cox, myself, the secretary, three
male and five female servants."
"They all live here?"
"Except tho secretary-yes."
"This goutlemau, has ho been in
your employ long?"
"Wo might get some information
from him, perhaps. However for the
present, I'll see no one. Will you
please get me those things?"
Mrs. Cox -went out, and returned
after a few minutes -with "what I had
asked for. I smiled as I saw the note
paper. Though it was not the same
make it was very like what had been
.used for thc check for .?10,000.
"What are you going to do?" Mr3.
"I can't do much until S o'clock, so
I am going to try a little experiment."
. I took from her tho specimen of her
husband's signature and examined it.
From my pocketbook I drew apiece
of tracing paper, and this I laid upon
Mr. Cox's signature, "which I went
over carefully some thirty or forty
times. Then I took the sheet of note
paper and calmly forged the million
aire's name, making a queer little
curl at the tail of tho "x" similar to
what I had noticed in the signature of
the ?10,000 check, which was not to be
seen in the specimen signature before
Mrs. Cox watched mo with an air cf
profound mystification as I put the
sheet of paper bearing only tho name,
"C. Collins-Cox," upon the table and
covered it up in such a way that no
other part of the paper was visible.
"Now," I said, "will you be good
enough to summon every one in the
house, and let them remain in the
room until I call them?"
She went away and in a few minutes
later returned, saying that every one
was in the room adjoining tho one
in which I sat.
"Very well, then. I want them to
come in here one at a time. Begin
with the secretary."
"Ask Mr. Stainer to nomo hore,"
said Mrs. Cox.
Mr. Stainer came. He was a tall,
gentlemanly man of SO/ wearin-g-gold*" ?
"Of course," I said to Mrs. Cox in
an undertone, but loud enough to be
heard, as he came forward, "if it's
genuine you must change it, and do as
instructed. It will cost you a cool
?10,000, but that can't be helped.
"Mr. Stainer," andi turned to him
quickly, "can you tell mc if this is
Mr. Cox's signature?"
"Yes, it is."
"Be sure, please. It's a highly im
portant matter. Look at it closely."
He leant over it and examined it
like a near-sighted man, for some mo
ments. I watched him, noticing his
hands trembling aud his lips twitch
"Yes," he said, quietly. "I ll swear
to that. "But I fancy he was unwell
when he wrote it, for it is very shaky
foi Mr. Cox."
All the others were brough1 in in
tum, but no one else was able io iden
tify the signature.
"I want a cab," I said, smiling.
A cab was called and I went out,
gave the driver a note, with instruc
tions to take it to the Yard and await
au answer. Then I returned to the
room and drew Mrs. Cox aside.
( "Don't breathe a word to any one,"
I said; "but does it not since you as
strange that the man who bjst knows
v r husband's writing should be the
one to iay most emphatically that my
forgery ^"as written by your hus
"Yes," she said, in a whisper.
Ten minutes later, the cab returned
and landed one of our men. Ho was
shown in to me; and at my request,
all the servants were recalled. When
they were assembled, I turned to our
man and said:
"Chambers, yon will remain in this
house until 9 o'clock to-night. You
will allow no one but Mrs. Cox to leave
while you are here, and you will see
that nothing whatever is passed out of
the house by any one to any one, and
that no communication whatever is
held by the inmates with outsiders,
not even with tradespeople. You will
make it your duty, if anybody-I say
anybody-attempts to break these
rules to immediately arrest them. You
At this Stainer looked tho picture
of confusion and very pale.
"I shall be hero at 7 o'clock," I said
in a whisper to Mrs. Cox. "Have an
old dress, cloak and hat of yours ready
for me, and a room at my disposal, if
you please." Then to C* mbers I
said in the same tone, "Pay 4 articular
attention to Mr. Stainer. He inter
ests me." And then I came away.
At about 7.30 tho same evoning a
woman, tall, agile and well but quiet
ly dressed, with u rather thick veil
that hid her face, which, for tho first
time in eighteen months had been de
nuded of a brown silken beard and
mustache, left Mr. Cox's house in
Carlton House Terrace, and, walking
to Waterloo place, got into a-cab.
She gave tho driver an address, with
instructions for it to Im reached by a
roundabout route, and placed beside,
her on the seat of tho cab a black
haudbag. Thc cab eventually slopped
in Oxford street.
The woman sprang ont, paid the
driver aud hurried eastward. Pres
ently she cncounterel four or five
cabs plying for hire at the curb. With
a quick glance around her she sprang
into once of these, gave tho driver an
address through thc roof trap, (ind tbs ;
(,ab rolled off id ?. cjuiok rate,
TU? oa'i) VBiU?d oitfiV- svd pn~i j
church street, and .finally palled np
few yards from a small beer shop ia
Whitechapel. The woman alighted,
paid the cabman, aud crossed to the
other side of the road, where four la
borers were standing talking together.
She went up and held an animated
conversation with them for a few min
utes. Then the four men moved oil
iu different directions, leaving the
woman standing alone in the shadow
of a doorway. Hero she remained un
til a neighboring clock struck 8, when
she issued from her hiding place and
turned down a by-street.
The street in which sho now found
herself was narrow, dark and de
serted. The light was barely suffi
cient to enable the woman to seo a
white cross upon a flagstone in front
of No. 17, and upon this she put tho
handbag she carried. The moment
she had dono so, sho started to run
down the street, but she did not run
far, turning sharply into thc deep
shadow of a projecting wall. From
hero sho could see uj) and down the
street, tho mysterious houso and the
handbag. The houso was apparently
empty. Not a light was there in any
She was attentively watching the
windows of No. 17 for an indication of
life, when sho -heard a strange grind
ing sound that made her start. Nc
one was to bc seen. Everything was
exactly as it had been before, except
that the bag had gone! Vanished!
"Fool!" sho cried, "I might have
Running out of hiding she drew a
a police whistle and blew it thrice, and
"then set about to examine tho flag
stone. Yes; the cement around it was
in loose powder. Some ono had shift
ed the flag; some one in thc cellar be
low aud the bag was gone and the flag
There Avas no area door, so the only
way to gain admittance to tho houso
was by the front door.
She flung herself against it again
and again. But it resisted all her j
efforts, and she stopped to consider.
At that moment a laborer ran up.
"It's all right," he said. "We've
got bim-bag in hand. Ho had laid
bis plans ? . quick escape at the back,
but ran into my arms as wc entered.
The houso is quite empty."
"Oh, are you sure?" I asked, for, of
course, thc agile female was myself.
"Perfectly certain. The house is
absolutely empty of everything and
"Ah, then T think I can understand.
Get me a cab and take the chap to tho
station in another."
Two cabs were procured. In ono
wc put our prisoner-a well-dressed
man of a pronounced American typo
between two of my Scotlaud Yard
laborers and sent him to tho local sta
tion. The second cab I took myself,
and in it I drove to Carlton House
WhenJI arrived at tho Coxes"I[found
tho footman just paying off another
~"OT, Wc?OTi\ Cox has returned"?* '
"Yes, sir. Jusi, this moment ar
"Where's Mr. Stainer?"
"Your friend has him locked iu tho
pantry. He arrested him by your in
structions half an hour ago."
Bunning np the steps I pounced
right upon Mr. and Mrs. Cox locked
in each other's arms. He wore an air
of mystification, while she was simply
bubbling over with delight.
"What does all this mean?" asked ;
Mr. Cox, turning upon me. "It's
mystery upon mystery! Who is this '
"This woman," I replied, "is De- j
tcctivo Sergeant Wiseman, of New
Scotland Yard, who has just discov- j
ered one of thc neatest little plots ever
invented. Your secretary is a ge
"I don't understand," he said,'look
ing at me as if he fancied I was play
ing a joke at his expense.
"You had a telegram yesterday?" I
"Yes, which took mo to Paris on a
wild goose chase. Some ono has been j
making a fool of me. The telegram
purported to come from an old friend
in Paris, and requested me to go to
him there without a moment's delay or
a word to any one. I went. His name
was not known at the hotel. I cabled I
to New York and had an answer to say 1
my friend was there and well, so I
came back. What does it mean?"
"It means this," I answered. "It;
means that your secretary and two j
men-one of whom is now iu custody,
the other probably in Paris-plotted
to fleece you of ?10,000. Your secre- j
tr.ry forged your name on a sheet of :
noto paper which, was ran.de out as a |
check for ?10,000, payable to your
wife. This is a large sum, and the
chances of getfing such a check i
honored at short call was remote, un
less the person offering it could satisfy
tho bankers it was all right. How to J
do this set the plotters wondering, un- j
til they hit upon the grand scheme of j
getting your wifo to change the '
And I then recounted to him our ad
ventures aud their result.
"Tho kidnapping idea was intro
duced in order to frighten your wife,
and the finger, which was that of some
one else adorned w-ith one of your rings,
which your secretary found in your
bedroom,was calculated to further un
"Madam," I concluded, turning to
Mrs. Cox, with a slight evidence of !
justifiable pride. "I congratulated
you upon coming to Scotland Yard.
You have provided me with tho only
really interesting case I have had for
A New Wrliilclo Vor T'oundrymen.
One of tho Now York printing ma
chino builders, says Engineering, has
succeeded in producing extremely ac
curate gear-wheel castings by the
simple device of using a machine-cut
metal pattern, and baking thc mold in J
a core oven before tho pattern is rc- j
moved. Under these conditions the j
metal mold expauds while the clay !
tends to shrink, with tho result that j
on cooling, th? pattern can bo with- ;
drawn, leaving behind it a perfect !
mold. Wheels cast in this way show, |
it is stated, tho tool murks on the j
original pattern, and customers have
accepted them as machine-cut wheels j
Electric Limp Output.
Ono of tho largest domestic manu- '
facturera of incandescent electric j
lamps \m au oMtpiU f?f OYW o,00i),fx?e j
ft JW* ' '1
I Queer Insect ?
According to the New York World, I"
Henry E. Crampton, jr., au instructor'
in biology in Columbia University lins
successfully accomplished what seems
at first blush to be the impossible. By
the use of his knife, on living, breath/
ing nature, and then the grafting pro-;
cess, he has produced and amazing
collection of monstrosities iu the in
In other words, he has created two
headed butterflies, tandem butterflies,
maths with two heads and no tails, j
some with two abdomens, others with
two breasts and no backs, and all im-ii
aginable varieties. He has jumbled
the anatomy of the insects into a bo- j
wildering mixture, and what is of
Buprsme importance, ha3 demonstrated j
to the satisfaction of scientists, for tho ?
first time in the history of science, the
possibility of upsetting what are re::
garded as tho fundamental laws of
As yet thc experiments of Mr. Cramp
ton are in incipient stages. It is be
lieved by other biologists that it may
bc possible to extend his findings into
higher animal life and ultimately pro
duce combinations of superlative oddi
ty. The practical value of his dis
coveries has not yet been determined,
but they may prove to be of service to
physicians, and in that event, it is
?aid, the whole science of medicine
will bo uprooted aud reorganized.
The discoverer is only twenty-four '
(Hoary E. Crampton, Jr., instructor in bioh
tory grafting butta
years of age. Ho stumbled upon the
grafting idea a year ago while examin
ing tho phenomenon of cellular life
that is, the life of certain insects in
tho pupae stage. He never made
much of his discoveries, and they
would not be known now were it not
that Professor J. B. Smith, who has
charge of the biological department of
tho New Jersey State Experiment
Station at Now Brunswick, N. J., in
an address before thc New Jersey
Microsc?pica Society at New Brunswick
referred briefly to them.
On December 28 Inst thc American
Society of Naturalists held its annual.
convention at Ithaca, N. Y. One of
tho speakers at tlie convention was
Mr. Crampton. He had with him
twenty-five jars in which were pre
served in alcohol that number of spec
imens of moths and butterflies with
their anatomies completely mixed.
These created a profound sensation.
Mr. Crampton modestly explained
how he had achieved the wonder.
In his laboratory at New Brunswick
Professor Smith demonstrated to a re
porter for tho New York World how
the grafting was done. From his col
lection li? took two caterpillars, in the
pupo or third stage of the caterpillar's
life, when it is developing into a moth
In tho pupro stage the caterpillar
rests in a cell somewhat like the shell
of a peanut, hut two and a half times
as long and half again as large in di
ameter. Wheu this cell is cut open
the evoluting inmate is found to be a
strange looking object about an inch
in length, half an inch in diameter,
tapering sharply atone end and round
ing bluntly at the other.
The specimens exhibited by Profes
sor Smith were dark brown in color.
When the cells were first cut open the
pupto moved. With the blade of his
penknife Professor?Smith cut off what
he said was tho head of one of the cat
erpillars. Then he placed it along
side of the whole one. The interior
of the pnpne was a substance of the
color and about thc density of con
"The grafting process," the profes
sor said, "is simply this. The head is
attached to tho body of the other with
parafine wax. In other words, it is
soldered on to the other pupae. Then
the combination is put away and
allowed to grow. In duo timo tho
pupae develops into a two-headod
moth or butterfly.
"Before grafting is attempted the
pupae should be kept on icc. Of
course success is not mci with every
time. Mr. Crampton mot with many
failures before lu Anally succeeded in
producing ono living monstrosity,
lu all ho has reared several hundred."
"Do you believe these investiga
tions will prove of practical value to
"Tiie wholo subject " answered
Professor Smith "is only in its incipi
ent stage, It has certainly opened up
new and startling ?rennos for sciea
tilin exploration. Whether grafting
o? Uti;, jtintj OM be dona on higher
ftDiranfc |9d tftSt?? bot?lPI m
leaks . 1
gid at this time. Surgeons Lave
ade new noses by grafting the skin
oin fingers of patients, but of course
at is an insignificant matter cora
Ifered to the grafting done by Mr.
Brampton on his insects. No man
win foretell what his discoveries may
jg UTe Imprisonment For Debt.
yr If all technicalities aro observed, it
seems that Charles A. Judson, a New
jKork man, is in prison for life for
failure to pay the sum of $75. Jud
son's w-ife, whom he was suing for
?ivorce, procured an order for alimony
fending the trial, and this he refused
3 pay. The wife's lawyers thereupon
ad him locked un in Ludlow street
il. The wording of the commitment
as that the plaintiff "pay the sum of
75, or, in default thereof, that he be
prisoned in the county jail." The
irsual words "until discharged accord
ing to law" were omitted, and at this
jwriting Mr. Judson is wondering how
fie can ever regain his freedom. Jus
lice Cohen of the Supreme Court has
already decided that he can afford no
relief, and tho matter is at present
being tried on habeas corpus.-Law
The Human Magnetic Needle.
The superstition that human beings
^hould sleep with their heads to the
north is believed by the French to
QUEER TO ORDER.
Dgy in Columbia Unlvorsity, in his labora
rflios and moths.)
have for its foundation a scientific
fact. They affirm that each human
system is in itself an electric battery,
the head being one of the electrodes,
the feet the other. Their proof was
discovered from experiments which
tho Academy of Sciences was allowed
to make on the body of aman who was
This was taken tho instant it fell
and placed upon a pivot free to move
as it might. Tho head part, after a
little vacillation, turned to the north,
and the body then remained station
ary. It was turned half way round by
one of the professors, and again the
head end of the trnnk moyed slowly
to the cardinal point due north, tho
some results being repeated until the
final arrestation of organic movement.
Found a Fossil Cypress 8tramp.
During a recent excursion to Bodkin
Point, at the mouth of the Patapsco,
under tho auspices of the Maryland
Geological Survey and the Woman's
College Museum, a fossil cypress
swamp deposit was found buried
twelve feet beneath the surface, it
having been exposed to view by the
action of the waves in wearing away
the bay cliffs. Numerous cypress
stumps were seen in upright position,
with their roots in place, and exhibit
ing the peculiar "knees" characteristic
of these trees. Some of the stumps
were of gigantic dimensions, the larg
est measuring about ten feet in diam
eter at the top. The stumps, roots
and trees are in a surprising state of
preservation as soft brown lignite.
A Pioneer Interview.
It is said of the Aberdeen Journal,
which has recently celebrated its one
hundred and fiftieth birthday, that
in one of its earliest numbers, now
unhappily lost from the files, a partici
pant in the battle of Culloden was
interviewed two days after that his
toric combat. It was about the
earliest newspaper interview on re
Oldest TM ins in tho "World".
Hugh and Hector McLean, of Dick
inson, Harnett County, N. C., cel
ebrated their eighty-eighth birthday
HUGH M XiEAN
recently, Their grandfather carno lo ;
thip country frew Hootiand af'?r lbj
rebellion, 9l iftf,
STEER V/ITH A WOODEN LEC.
IIo Manages to Get Around l?rl*kly YFitl
tho Artificial Member.
Contentedly chewing the cm! on the
farm of Charles E. Wright, near Bowl:
ing Green, Ky., is a wooden-legged
steer which manages to get-aroutd
THE STEE7? WITH A WOODEN LEO.
briskly, and shows his displeasure
when tormented by launching out his
wooden leg at thc offender with a force
and precision that makes his new
member a more deadly means of
offense than his horns.
Dr. John E. Gray cut off thc broken
leg and made and fitted tho wooden
stump. The doctor says:
"A tree blew down on this steer,
and, one of the large branche:; striking
the right hind leg below the hock,
shivered it into minute pieces. His
body and side Avere badly bruised, but
as the weather was extremely warm he
could not be used for beef. So his
owner, J. W. Sturgeon, of Plano, Ky.,
called upon mo to see what I could do.
"I amputated tho leg the same as I
would that of a human being. After
the operation 1 left him lying in the
shade of several large forest trees
"I called again on the ninth day to
dross the leg and found him in a cheer
ful mood. I found that the leg had
healed more rapidly than I had ex
pected. I returned on the twenty
first day, when, as wopnd had entirely
healed, I set to work to make for him
a wooden leg. The artificial peg was
adjusted easily and is a success.
"My friend, Mr. Wright, and I
bought the steer and walked it twelve
miles into town. The auimal covered
tho distance as easily as if it had all
of the legs which nature gave it. Ho
limps less than a mau with au artificial
"This ox is two and a half years old,
weighs about 900 pounds and is about
seven-eighths shorthorn. He is tak
ing on fat at the rato of a pound and a
half a day, and will weigh at maturity
1-100 to 1000 pounds. Wo have trained
him to kick at people with his wooden
leg, and he never kicks with the other
leg. He was seen to kick an oak
plank off his stall the other day. We
have just begun to break him to work,
and think he can pull as much as any
STRANGEST OF ALL CHURCHES.
,Qu^e^Structnro- Discovered hy an Ex
plorer in Africa. .
Occidentals are apt, when a Moor
ish mosque is mentioned, to picture a
magnificent structure, with alabaster
walls, inlaid with jewels, and with
tapering minarets, from whose bal
conies tho muezzin calls the natives to i
their prayers countless times a day.
Bingen, the French explorer, has
written extensively of the mud
mosques built by the poor villagers of
lower Africa. But even Bingen
never saw so queer a house of wor
ship as tho r-'jvmmetrical structure
recently phob iphed in the interior
A r.uinniNo UNIQUE AMONO CHURCHES.
of Somali by the German explorer, j
Tho building, though lavishly decor- ;
ated within, resembles the work of ]
some industrious auimal like the j
beaver in its outward appearance. |
Without a partido of design, thrown j
together liodjie-podge, this strange
church seemed impossible to inspire |
any kind of thoughts but those of
physical aud mental discomfort.
How Gold Wai Found on the Klondike.
"The Biver Trip to tho Klondike"
is described in the- Century by John
Sidney "Webb. The author says:
The famous Bonanza Creek and the
more famous El Dorado Creek are very
like ordinary every-dny creeks in- ap
pearance-a little less civilized, per
haps, than creeks to be met with in
the East. There are men living in
Alaska to-day who have hunted moose
over these creeks dozen of times; but,
as lhe old miners say, there were no
surface indications to lead any one to
suppose that gold might be found in
them, so hundreds of miners passed
by in their boats, going to Porty Mile
and Circle City. The finding of such
gold is always au accident, and the
old hands aro usually the last to real
ize the truth. "Stick George" Cor
mack and his squaw's relatives camped
on tho creek for dinner one day, and
somehow got lo digging, and washed
out some gold. He went to Porty
Mile and made a claim for discovery,
and soon the news spread-like wild
Smallest Republic lu the World.
Gaust is the smallest republic in tho
world. It has au area of one milo and
a population nf 140. It has existed
since 1?4S, and is recognized by both
Spain and Prance, ll is located on
the fiat top of a mountain in tho
Pyrenees and lias a president, who ie
elected by the council of twelve. Tho
president is lax collector, assessor and
judge. The republic has no church
or clergy. The people worship iu a
church beyond their country, and
when one dies ho is slid down the
mountain to a cemetery iu the valley
Chicago now lins i\ pnbliq billiard
PMjoy far \Yom<*n pjftJW?i]
Tho American Girl's Newest Accent.
The fashionable accent, says Dem
ovest's Family Magazine, ia another
important matter to be considered by
the maid who de3irea to seem one of
the society elect. She must avoid
lisp unless she wishes to brand her
self a half century behind the times
The broad "a" of the Anglomauiac has
also seen its best days. Thc Southern
drawl, with its apparent indifference
to the existence of the average final
syllable, is threadbare. To bo up to
date from a vocal point of view it is
necessary to cultivate a soft, low
voi^e, an enunciation so distinct that
occasionally you convey the impres
sion that thc capital letter is at the
end of the wonl, and a certain vivacity
of utterance that, throughout Europe
is associated wit bf tho modern Ameri
can girl. .
t Sweet Oil Vor thc Toilet.
Did you ever suffer torment from a
shoo tight in one spot? Here is a
remedy for it. Apply sweet oil to tho
stocking where the rub comes. It i
better than applying it to the boot,
because it softens tho inside of the
boot where it is needed, instead of the
Sweet oil is an excellent household
companion. It heals burns and
bruises. * Used in the form of baths it
feeds tho skin, prevents colds and
gives flexibility to the muscles.
Delicate people derive the greatest
benefit from being rubbed with olive
oil, and for fragile children it is in
valuable, especially when there is any
tendency to weakness of the chest.
A poft corn can bo cured by placing
a tuft of cotton wool, saturated with
olive oil, hctweeu the toes and renew
ing it every day. The corn will vory
soon disappear. "When the hair is
dry and brittle and easily breaks off
when brushed, a littlo olive oil well
rubbed into the scalp every night will
give nutriment to the hair glands and
strengthen and increase the growth,
A modern Diana.
Mrs. J. Bennett Stanford, a hand
some young English woman, is the
modern Diana. In compauy with her
husband she was the first white Aro
man who ever hunted in Somaliland,
that rough and comparatively unex
plored region in eastern Africa.
Bhinoceroses, tigers, leopards and
other denizens of the jungle and forest
received their death wounds from the
steady but sure aim bf her rifle". She
was tho most successful in" shooting
leopards. Nightly she was "on the
search for them, attended by two or
more natives, and seldom returned to
camp without atrophy of her prowess.
With the exception of some slight
attacks of fever Mrs. Stanford bore
tho trying climate-deadly to mav.y
men-without any particular discom
Among tho animals brought back by
this, intrepid married couple were three
wildcats, one of which is now in the
London Zoo But the skins of many
strange beasts adorn thc parlors and
boudoir of this heroine's homo, and
every one of them recalls to her a tale
of wild adventure.
When Usine Verfilmen.
The use of perfumery is now sub
ject to certain well-deiined limitations.
Strong scents of all kinds are under
the ban and are no longer represented
among fashionable toilet accessories.
Cologne, whether diluted or in the ex
tract, must be sprayed upon the cloth
ing with an atomizer to avoid all pos
sibility of excessive odor-a fact which,
it must be remembered, is less likely
to be apparent to the offender than to
any one else.
Sachet powder has almost entirely
superseded all other varieties of per
fumery, it being at once delicato and
fragrant, while possessing many dis
tinct practical advantages over the
liquid perfumes. The fashionable
modiste now sprinkles it liberally on a
thin sheet of wadding, which latter is
inserted between the two surfaces of
collar and cuffs, under the arms, in
sleeve puffs and skirt hems.
Violet is the fashionable odor with
the preference strongly in favor of the
Bussian and Parma varieties. Helio
trope, rose, lilac and patchouli remain
in constant demand, though only tho
first of these can lay claim to fashiona
ble indorsement.-American Queen.
.Smart Fashions in Tea.jrowns.
The blousy effect follows even the
tea-gown, and where a full, Bussian
front is inserted of soft material, it is
usually bloused slightly, quite low at
the waistline in the front, being held
in place with ribbon or a belt of jewels
running across tho front only.
Many of the tea-gowns have long stole
ends that reach quite to the bottom of
the skirt, and may be of lace, chiffon,
not or of tho material employed in
the gown, trimmed with mellings, in
sertions or tiny silk ruffles running
across the stole and placed at intervals
the entire length of this telling feature
of tho gown. They mny be ?eld at
thc shoulders with rosettes c bows of
satin ribbon, or they may >o set in
at the shoulder-seam. In some gowns
where this is the principal trimming
they start from the bank at the bottom
of tho waist-line, crossing tho should
ers, where they aro held in place with
a full bow, And from there fall grace
fully to the lower edge of the skirt.
When used this way they aie generally
made of chiffon, wido ribbon or the
half width of some soft silk, and are
laid in soft, flat folds hi the back and
tacked to tho gown in the back,
then hung loose in tho front from
Tho latest tea-gown has a domi
traiu, which adds much to lao grace
and elegance of tho garment, as well
na keeping tho pace ol' tho fashionable
dress-skirt. - Woman's Home Com
Tho WorkhiR-Glris' Great Chance.
"The average home holds out a far
more comfortable time, a moro leisuro-1 v
ly lifo, a healthier existence, and bet- ? o
ter wages, tuan does \ho oliice, atore i)
oi' f&otorjr ta m intelligent girl or wo? | J:
?*??" witw MnH W, Sok of MTb#
^Vorking-Girl's Great Chance," in tho
Ladies' Home Journal. "The same
:ime devoted, for example, to the
itudy of shorthand or typewriting, if
jiven to the study of nursing or do
nestic service, would mean twice the
ncome to a bright, steady girl. TJn
ortunately, girls will not see this, and
?housands of them who aro to-day .
struggling through an existence in tho
>uter world, could have far more com
binable lives and better wages in ex
client homes. How the average girl
?an deliberately shut her eyes to tho f
)pportunity which fairly glares upon
1er as a good maid, nurse, companion
>r domestic of any sort, p?sses aver
ige comprehension. There has nover
leen a time when mistresses were
.eadier or more willing to pay good
vages for good domestic service
vages compared to which the pittance
mid in shops or factories sinks into
nsigni?eance. And, on the other
land, the salaries of women in busi
?ess, as recent statistics plainly show,
ire gradually on the decrease because
)f the willingness of hundreds of girls
o work for a mere pittance. Every
lusiness house has to-day wai ting lists
)f scores of hundreds of applicants,
vhile hundreds of homes cry out for
ntelligent domestic service."
Mrs. Lease is going into business in '
kansas as a life insurance agent.
Miss Moran, of Richmond, Va., de
lies she is engaged to Count Colonna,
A prominent New York woman has
jone into tho business of designing
tresses for aotresses.
Thc Earl of Uxbridge gavo to his
jride, who was the Hon. Lilian Flor
;nco Maud Chetwynn, fifty-seven wed
ling presents, among which was a
ewclled cigarette case.
Mrs. Steel, the novelist, has been
nvited to stand for election as Presi
lent of tho Women Writers' Club ol
London in succession to Mrs. J. R.
jreen, who has held that office for a
Tho Daughters of Vermont form
me of the most flourishing of the wo
uou's patriotic organizations in New
England. A few afternoons ago the
iociety gave a reception at the Ven
Iome, Boston, at which Boston society
vas well represented. . -
Miss Ellen Terry can never sleep
luring . the day unless she is read
?loud' to; arid 'her girl friends take
-urns at! this^ everynafternbon-during
1er long engagement in order that her
?ealth may not suffer from the nerve
atigue occasioned by the work.
The Empress of Austria goes about
i good deal on foot in Psris with the
ix-Queen of Naples. All her luggage
s a trunk-and not a large one, either
-a valise, some wraps and a handbag.
She dresses plainly in black and eats'
is sparingly as a Carmelite nun.
The wife of Sir William Vernon
Tarcourt is an American, the daughter
>f Motley, the historian. Although
ike tuues great interest in politics, like
nost of the wives of English states
nen, she appears on the platform
arely. It is said that she does much
br her husband in the drawing room.
Miss Edna Johnson of Macon, Mo.,
mnounces in the local papers and by
videly distributed circulars that she
viii be an independent candidate for
Uircuit Clerk of Macon County. She
s teaching school. She is twenty
wo years old, pretty and acoom
disked. Seven men are announced
or Circuit Clerk, subject to the Dem
Lena Read is a court stenographer
n Terre Haute, Ind. She recently
ook the minutes of an important suit,
hen refused to typewrite them on the
pound that she was to be married,
,nd did not have time. To solve the
[ifficulty, a phonograph was procured,
ind she read the notes into that.
Tifty cylinders were made, and when
he cases comes up for a new trial
hey will be used as a record.
It turns ont that it was not Alma
Tadema, tho painter, who was natural
zed in England a few weeks ago, but
lis daughter. His1 name was original
y Laurens Tadema. He added the
Lima for ' enphony, and changed
jaurens to Lawrence, and was natural
zed in 1873. His daughter bears the
ame name and signs her poems L.
ilma-Tadema, as her father does his
lictures. Hence the confusion.
The new ribbons are in plaids and
tripes in the prettiest colors imagina
White velvet, as well as white
reitschwanz, is used-for the crown of
ho fur-trimmed toque.
Silk nets for sashes and fichus and
ross-striped ribbons for plaitings are
d vance novelties in spring garnitures.
Tho latest ties for women are the
ailoi knots of silk with broad ends,
o me ti me s trimmed with tiny plaited
"Wylboryo" is the name of a new
orset which is recommended for stout
tornen. An extra piece laces over the
ip in such an effectual manner that
he figure is very much improved.
Roman striped sashes with deep
uotted sewing silk fringe on the ends
re revived again in all the gorgeous
olors, and the latest necktie is of
loman ribbon, tied in a four-in-hand
not with tiny fringe-trimmed ends.
Blue ostrich feathers sprinkled with
ilver aro a pretty decoration for the
air with evening dress. . Other
ovolties aro tho Louis Seize bows of
civet ribbon combined with aigrettes,
'wists of chiffon and gold gauze rib
ion are also worn. ,
Every other woman is faithfully
rearing beads about her throat,
rhether wax pearls, the truly Venetian'.
;lass beads or collars of genuine gems,
b makes very little difference. Those
?.ho eau afford to follow the fashion
losest wear olose-fitting neoklaoes of
lodium pink or clear red coral balli,
a the per.tf e U mh el wUiofc is nlfttq