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VOL. LXVI. NO. 32
Oar fall stock is now ready
Diamonds, Fine Jewelry, (
Sil$er_-Ware, Plated Ware, 1
Give ns a call when in the city.
English Women as Curates.
Each year brings out original modes
by which women can either earn en
tire support or a liberal supply of pin
money. A :.iew field has been opened
"by au English rector of high standing,
who recommends the appointment of
women curates, believing that in mauy
churches they cnn fulfil the office more
satisfactorily than men. Two women
have" been appointed to this position
already, and, by their excellent work,
are doing much to pave thc way for
. Price Paid For a Swell Coiffure.
A New York hairdresser recently re
ceived $35 for going out to a fashion
able winter suburb to dress the hair
of one of fortune's favorites for a lo
cal entertainment. His services were
Talued at S20, and the remainder of
the sum was paid for his expenses. He
left New York early one morains,
and did not get back uutil nearly mid
night on the same day. A carriage
met him at the station, at the hotel a
room was set aside for his use, and
after luncheon the carriage stood once
more at the door to take him to his
client's hous .. The session with the
hot irons was followed by dinner at
the hotel before the train left for
New York.-The American Hairdress
The Woman and Her Clothes.
, "When a woman devotes one-half of
her life to thoughts of dress she abso
lutely takes the whole question out of
its?3^per relegan to her life, and be
t-3MHH?&e talents whjc* God gave her
r-jfc?3fe writes Edward
Bole, in rtyly to a woman coixVsponcF
_- ?ututo .j&a^UUes'.Horne Journal. "Lt
" is, indeed, "a^ grave question whether
she does not debase herself. Nor will
she be 'well dressed;' the chances are
far greater that she will be 'over
dressed.' No woman whe has any re
gard for what is worth while in this
world, and for what will bring her the
surest and fullest happiness in the
long run, will so dissipate her ener
gies and vitality. The right to dress
prettily and becomingly belongs to
every woman. It is her birthright and
her duty. A disregard of dress, or the
affectation, of queer or freakish dress
ing, does not belong to a normal wom
an. But to make dress one of the vital
things of life is carrying it beyond the
ridiculous point and close to the crim
inal. And it is just this rightful ad
justment of the things in life which
simplicity does for us. It gives a right
ful place and a rightful value to each.
It doesn't belittle the one nor distort
The Automobile For Women.
In operating a steam automobile one
hanl is devoted to the steering lever,
pushing it whichever way it is de
sired to tura the vehicle. The steam
lever governing the speed occupies the
other hand, and one foot operates the
brake, while the other foot rings the
bell when necessary. The operation
is easy to learn, and not as difficult in
practice as the operation of a sewing
machine, while its noise is no more
disagreeable than that of a steam ra
diator. The writer has for years been
too lame to operate a sewing machine,
but finds no difficulty in operating an
automobile. In form, the steam auto
mobile is modeled after the horse ve
hicle, and I know of one which from
its beautiful lines is called "Black
_ It is always the narrowness of even
a country road, regardless of its length,
which perplexes the beginner in'auto
mobile operation, but bicyclists have
already gauged the width of ro&&,
and can or?ii that phase of their auto
mobile education. But even if one has
never learned to ride a bicycle or
drive a horse, one soon learns to guide
an automobile automatically; auto
mobile obedience is immediate, and the
mastery gained of mind over matter
is a huge satisfaction.
Both English and French automo
bile costumes are worn. Some form
of close headgear which cannot easily
be blown off is a necessity, and New
York authorities in such matters rec
ommend a- cap somewhat resembling
a man*S cap, but made in two colors
with a gilt or silk cord across the
front-Mary A. Booth, in Good House
Mothers and Children.
Mothers wear themselves out and do
an injury >to their children in not
teaching them to help themselves and
to be helpful to others. The amount
of care thai a child requires is very
different from that which it may from
indulgence demand. If the child were
better for ir one would not grudge the
time and weariness that the mother
or nurse spends, but the child is de
frauded in the exercise of these pow
ers which ean only develop by being
put into use. It is better for a child
to go to sleep by itself than wheu it is
rocked and sung to sleep, but as a gen
eral thing mothers prefer the bondage
of the process of wvooing sleep for their
children, and so tie themselves up and
add to their burdens without in the
least increasing the comfort of the
child. Mothers would spare them
selves greatly if they would only
ieara that the training of the child be
for inspection. Watches, y??
rut (?lass, Clocks, Sterling \W
Taney Goods, Etc. /?V
Write for onr new Catalogue. /l\
1 & CO., Jewelers, f
gins "with the earliest weeks, and that
they can make the child understand
many things that they would not be
lieve possible. When tho ?ir.fh.er is
remonstrated with for spon.^g the
child by over-indulgence she will say:
"My child is different from others; she
is more nervous. If I do not take her
up she will cry and make herself sick.''
The child in i he beginning, Anding
that the mother ran to it the minute it
began to cry. of course soon learned
this method of summoning her. It also
perceived that the louder the cry the
greater the indulgence, consequently
it develops speedily into a'despot be
neath "whose tyranny the mother grows
wan and pale. When it is said of her.
'.She is'a perfect slave to her children."
she looks satisfied and pleas?d. as if
she had won a martyr's crown, instead
of which she has uselessly squan
dered her strength and prevented the
child from learning proper habits,
which are as necessary to his growth
and development as it is that he should
learn to walk instead of being kept on
his knees creeping the rest of his life,
because he may fall and hurt himself,
and cry now and then.-Dr. Grace
Peckham Murray, in Harper's Bazar.
Miss Ellen Terry acknowledges her
In the London schools last year 37,
000 girls were taught to cook.
Senator Mason'? daughter, Ruth. Is
to join him and his son in law practice.
In 1800 the first pntent ?ver issued
to a woman was granted-for straw
u?Forty-seven per cent, of the women
Mme. Patti is- especially fond of j
chicken, and ha3 it in various forms,
from broth to roast, three times a day
on many of her singing days.
Queen Wilhelmina was a lonely
child. Impressed hy her own desolate
ness, she would threaten her dolls, for
punishment, with being kept from hav
ing anybody to play with.
Colorado's one woman legislator,
Mrs. Evangeline Hearz, does not neg
lect housekeeping for lawmaking. She
cooks well, dresses well and has a tidy
home for her husband and two boys.
Sarah Grand, the novelist, says she
was fourteen years old oefore she ever,
went to school. She theu made up foi
lost time in the rest of her studies, hut
never learned to write a clear hand.
Two giris in New York City are mak
ing a comfortable living keeping si
bookshop. They make it a practice tc
take subscriptions for magazines, and
in many other minor ways attend to
the needs of their customers.
Mrs. Elizabeth Cady Stanton disap
proves of the trailing dress, and has
given the elevator boy positive In
structions to show no woman up to her
apartments who is wearing a trailin;?
dress. She is probably afraid of the
Scallops border many flounces ano
many side trimmings on skirts.
Chatelaines of chain steel, with or
without fringe, are very popular.
Old Flemish lace-grayish -white and
coarse in texture-with the design out
lined in gold threads, promises to be a
Parasols are to be tucked and rufflec"
and the most beautiful ones appliqued
in lace. Both solid colors and flowered
designs are shown.
The new silk grenadines are shown
in lovely designs all in black, and there
are all grades, kinds, colors and prices
in the other grenadines.
Outing skirts are considered more
stylish now when made without a
plaid or contrasting color on" thc un
der side. The colors have been grow
ing more subdued, and now it is con
sidered in better taste to have the twe
The keynote of the summer frock
seems to be the continued popularity
of tucks. They are of all widths and
kinds in vertical, horizontal and dia
mond lines, and they appear in every
department of dresses, well, from lin
gerie to hats. 1
There have never been so many thin
materials in white as this season. Nat
urally white frocks are expensive on
account of the laundering, hut on the
other hand they do not fade, which the
delicate shades are apt to do, only
lasting- about half thc season.
Double rosettes are made of velvet
ribbon an inch wide, and have only
two comparatively short ends, finished
with some little ornament of gold or
silver. These are worn lower on the
bodice at the side when the waist fast
ens at one side over a short vest.
Scarcely a new skirt is made without
the bias flounce nt the foot. It is a
scant flounce, but it must be worn to
stamp the skirt as modish. This fash
ion is better '.-xemplified in cloth than
anything else; but summer gowns are
being made in this style as well.
$ A Need S
p BY VIRCINI
I lacked five years of my two-score
and-ten, and was living alone in the
snug little house left me by my father,
just on the outskirts of London. The
house, a few valuable articles of plate
and some ?5000 constituted all my
worldly goods. I kept them all under
my own personal surveillance. Of
banks I had my own opinion, and I
knew a far safer place for my little
hoard than intrusting it to strange and
perhaps dishonest men.
I wa3 sitting one afternoon in ray
pretty little drawing room, revolving
in my mind the improvement a little
paint and wall paper might be. and at
the same time unwilling to expend the
necessary sum, when my neat little
maid-servant announced that a gentle
man had called to see me.
I took a hasty glance in the mirror
to convince myself that my hair was
in order and my cap-ribbons on the
proper angle, when his shadow dark
ened the threshold.
I glanced up; I fear I blushed. His
dark eyes were fixed so penetratingly
upon me that mine fell beneath their
glance. I had caught but a passing
glimpse of the handsome face and tall,
manly form, but dared not look again.
"You will pardon me, madam-" he
"Not madam," I interrupted; "Miss
"Miss Loring." he repeated after me.
"I ventured on the madam, because I
thought it could not be possible Miss
Loring could have been permitted to
retain that prefix she so evidently pre
Presumptuous it may have been in
a stranger, but spoken in'a low, musi
cally modulated voice, it did not pre
sent itself to me in the right light.
I instantly tried to remember all the
heroes I had read of in the romances
I procured from the library, and to de
termine which one of them he most re
There was one great void which
heretofore had always existed In my
life-a romantic adventure.
Singular as it may seem, I had never
had one. My heart began to palpitate
as I thought that possibly the need
would now be satisfied.
"I almost hesitate to make known to
you the cause of my visit, lest you
should regard it in the light of an im
pertinent intrusion," he continued;
"but in passing by your house, I no
ticed the upper room in your back
building, which is peculiarly adapted
for a studio. I am an artist and in
search of just such an apartment, for
which I am willing to pay a most lib
err.I ?'rice. I shall occupy it only dur
ing a few hours each day. If Miss
Loring will not accede to my request,
wiii she not at least pardon it?"
yHe. bowed low and deferentially be
fore me. My brain was in a whirl." '
What could his proposition mean?
Had he seen me and made this a pre
text to know me? I could not tell. I
dared not ?rust myself as yet to give a
"I will think the matter over." I
said, and I fear there was a slight
tremulousness in my tone. "If you will
call tomorrow I will let you know my
"I will leave you my card, then,"
he replied, drawing his cardcase from
his pocket, and placing a delicately en
graved card on the table. "I am quite
willing to pay a pounH a week, and if
you accede to my request. I shall con
sider myself indeed your debtor."
I rose and courtesied as he bowed
himself out. A pound a week! It was
munificent. I need no longer study
ways and means as to paint and wall
paper. I should be able to do all that
I had planned, and more. Why, then,
should I hesitate? Why had I not
said yes at once? Perhaps he never
My heart sank at thc thought, to a
depth no mere pecuniary loss could
have entailed upon it.
Had this stranger, then, made an
impression upon that susceptible por
tion of ray anatomy? He looked
younger than my real age-but what
of that? Doubtless I looked far
younger than my years.
At the last taking of the census I
had given my age at 28, and, further
than a slight elevation of his eyebrows,
the census taker showed not the
slightest surprise. I thought after
wards the movement was a nervous
affection, and was sorry that I had not
proposed a specific cure.
I took up the card from the table.
It bore the name of Algernon Vernon.
Algernon! I might have known he
would possess such a name!
I tried in vain to rivet my wander
ing thoughts upon the latest romance.
Nothing its pages contained equaled
this new and absorbing element in my
life. All my doubts concerning my re
solve had fled.
On the morrow I would accede to Mr.
Vernon's request. Not even the
neighbors could find food for gossip,
inasmuch as he would occupy the room
only during a few daylight hours.
But why had he selected mine? The
houses on either side of the street were
of the same construction. Evidently
he had a motive other than appeared
on the surface for wishing to gain an
entree into my humble abode.
Next day found bc in a state of ner
vous agitation lest he should disap
point me; but there was no occasion
Promptly on the hour of the day pre
ceding he arrived, and I made known
to him my acquiescence in bis propo
sition; but this time he drew a chair
before the fire at my request, and we
had quite a Facial and very pleasant
He would not remove all his artist
belongings at present, he said. He
.was engaged on one work which par
ticularly occupied him, and which he
hoped to finish in time for the Royal
Academy; after that he might have a
request to make of me. Had I ever
been told by artists that ray profile
was a study .'
Ab, he meant, then, to ask me to
paint my picture! What a triumph
over that horrid Williamson girl, who
had said that one day. not far off, my
nose and chin would meet! Evidently
she did not unVrstand true art.
I have such a trick of blushing. I
A LORI NC.
never can get over it. I blushed now,
and murmured that any request Mr.
Vernon might make I was sure I
would be but too glad to comply with.
Then he rose to go, but before doing
so he placed a one-pound note in my
"Invariably in advance, Miss Lor
ing," he said, almost apologetically.
"It is a rule from which I never devi
The next day he came. He brought
with him nothing but the picture on
which he was at work, his paints and
easels, and one or two wooden models^
Of course I never intruded upon him
at his work, but he grew into the hab-.
it, as he passed the open door of the
sitting room, to drop in and talk with
One afternoon, when he had lingered';
over his painting longer than his wont,
and seemed more tired, I asked him to
stay and take a cup of tea with me.
I could not but see how gladly he
consented. Of course did my guest all j
honor. With my own hands I drew the
old heirlooms from their covers and
placed them on the table. With par
donable pride I ushered him into the
"Are you not afraid to live alone,
Miss Loring," he asked, "with so much
"Oh, no!" I answered; "I keep it lu
a safe built in the wall, and sleep with
the key under my pillow. No one
would think of looking for it there."
And then I went on to explain to
him my horror of banks, and now.
ranch of my worldly goods I preferred
to have under my personal supervi
"It is not safe," he insisted. "I wish
I had the right to refuse to allow you
to run such risk."
With what tenderness he uttered the
last sentence! To what was it the.
prelude? It must not come upon me'
too suddenly. I could not bear the
fullness of its ecstacy. but I no longer
doubted what for long I had suspected
-Algernon's heart was mine.
As he bade me good night he held
and pressed my hand. I fear my head,
in spite of the injury to my cap, fell
one brief instant on his ? manly
shoulder. I heard something like a
sigh ; then he tore himself away. I
.as again alone.
Thc next day I did not see him on
way to the studio. Two men were
\ him, so he could not stop. They1
w rather rough-looking men-evl-.
de models. Shortly after one of
th*: tassed down the stairs and went
out. Then Algernon came.
"Where is your visitor?"I asked,
"They have both gone," he said.
I thought it strange I had not seen j
the other man pass, tout soon Alger- ]
non's. presence made rae forget al] j
else; only he seemed distrait'and IirStTj
Perhaps I had been too cold, too dis
tant, and so had wounded his noble
heart. I silently swore to throw off
the mask of maiden modesty, and
show him more of the true heart which
beat but for him. Before, however, I
had gotten my courage to the point,
he had gone.
I sat alone for two, perhaps three
hours, until the twilight fell. Then a
sudden desire assailed me to go up and
look at the progress of his work. I
had not seen the picture since the day
it came, and he had been with me a
Softly I opened the door. The pic
ture was on its easel, covered with a
cloth. The cloth I gently raised, but
I could discover on the canvas no
change. Doubtless, lost in thought of
me. Algernon had striven in vain to
pursue his art.
I sank into a chair and gave myself
up to sweet reverie, when suddenly I
started. A loud and violent sneeze
sounded close beside rae. I sprang to
my feet and looked about the room. It
was empty, save for the two wooden
models and myself.
One of these models Algernon had
evidently been copying, since he had
dressed it in the brigand hat and coat
he kept for that purpose, and which
he once had shown me.
A great terror assailed me** I
searched every corner of the room. In
vain-I could discover nothing.
At last I went out. but taking the
key from the door I locked it behind
me. On my way down stairs 1 caught
a glimpse of Jenny's (my maid of all
work) young man, escaping through
the back door.
I did not approve of followers, but
Jenny was so good and faithful that I
sometimes had to shut my eyes to the
somewhat frequent visits of the young
butcher, who evidently intended her to
share his lot. Somehow my recent
fright made the presence of a man,
even the butcher, a thing to be de
"Tom!" I called. He came back,
bowing awkwardly. "I don't mind if
you stay to tea." I said. "I had a little
fright just now, and I'm nervous. I'd
feel better to know you were in the
kitchen, within call."
"Thank ye, miss! but I can't stay to
night, and ye needn'i be nervous, for
I'm just after seeing Mi Vernon look
ing out of the studio window."
"Mr. Vernon has been gone two
hours," I said.
"Well, certainly it was some one else
in the studio, for I certainly saw a
man's head by the window when I
came in, a half hour ago."
His assertion made me doubly ner
"It is very strange," I said; and then
I told him what had happened.
"Let me go up and look, Miss Lor
ing." he suggested.
Consenting. I led thc way, 'jut stood
back that he might enter alone-Jenny
meanwhile bringing up the rear.
It was now quite dark. Tom struck
a light. The room was silent and
Had some ghost been playing us
tricks? Doubtless If Tom had had
only my story he would have been at
once satisfied that my imagination
only was at fault. As it was, he looked
about him puzzled and perplexed. Sud
denly he made a spring forward.
"Don't, don't!" 1 cried. "You will
disturb the model!"
But too late. He already had
clutched it by the throat, and, to my
intense consternation and amazement,
it,,] too, became endued with animal
For a few moments the two struggled
f?*. the mastery, Jenny and I mean
while screaming at the top of our
lungs; but before the police arrived
Tem had Dound the man's hands, and
stood triumphant over his prostrate
He soon made piteous confession.
Il was not his fault. He had been
hired to open the door at midnight to
Mr. Algernon Vernon, an.l was to as
sisi, .in carrying off the booty.
"Mr. Algeron Vernon?" I gasped.
The fellow smiled a hideous smile.
"Yes, miss," he said. "His real
name is Jake Brown, however. He said
there'd be no trouble in fooling the
old woman, and that he had a sure
thing of it."
The old woman! I would almost
rather they had taken my silver and
my bonds.1 Algernon! Algernon! Still
my heart echoes the desolate cry! Still
it-is" empty! Jake Brown'
' 3?yet believe the name, at least, was
basest slander on the part of his ac
complice, whose term of imprisonment
has just expired.
Algernon escaped detection; but I
have the wooden models and the un
finished painting (judges pronounce it
a chromo) to recall the one romantic
episode in a old maid's life.-Saturday
NEW LICHT ON THE DWARF?,
Sir Harry Johnston Improve? n Favorito
Opportunity lo Study Them.
In the month of July last Sir Harry
Johnston of the Uganda Protectorate,
having occasion to go into the Congo
Free State to meet its officials, im
proved the opportunity to restore to
their homes a number of pygmies who
had been kidnapped V a German ad
venturer with a view to sending them
to the Paris exposition. Johnston ar
rested the German, released the pyg
mies and restored thom to the huts of
leaves and branches where they live
in the great forest.
Most explorers vho have seen the
dwarfs of Africa have brought home
only meagre information on account
of the timidity of these little people.
Their greater ocr.?dcnce in Sir Har
ry Johnston may ha"e been d"e to
j the fact that he broupht their friends
l^uack to them. At any rate they gave
I dum the very unusual privilege of
^making many photographs of them
l:TMid of their dances, implements and
[^wellings. Anthropological measure
laments were also made by a member
j?$t the party and the publication of
[these detailed studies of the dwarfs
promises to give a good deal of fresh
[Information about them.
'j?Some anthropologists have detected
I .Teeemblances between the languages
spoken by the dwarfs in widely separ
ated localities and have inferred from
??Yis .fact that they were descendants
Vf an ancient people who had been
_-;cat^red by tho Intrusion o? stronger
tribes.' But Sir " H. Johnson arrived
at the conclusion that these Congo
"dwarfs no longer sneak an original
language of their own, but talk, in a
slightly corrupted form, the language
of the taller negroes in whose neigh
borhood they dwell. He found their
intelligence, as a rule, to be well de
veloped, and though they are often
very ape-like in apr' '.rance, they are
usually of a winnip and cheerful dis
position, and their dances are so frol
icsome and gay as to distinguish them
In that respect from the average Afri
can.-New York Sun.
QUAINT AND CURIOUS.
In Japan poor children have labels
with their names and addresses hung
around their necks, as a safeguard
against being lost.
Elongated ear-lobes are considered a
mark of beauty in Borneo. Girls with
this feature reaching down to their
elbows are not uncommon.
Congress is said to contain one
member who is opposed to all legisla
tion on the ground that there are al
ready too many laws in existence. He
favors repealing laws alreadly exist
In India, China, Japan and adjacent
countries arc about 400,000,000 people
who rarely eat meat; yet they are
strong, active and long lived. Darwin
is authority for tho statement that
the Andean natives perform twice thy
work of ordinary laborers, and sub
sist almost entirely on a diet of ban
The British Medical Journal says that
a valuable ram, the property of a
grazier in New South Wales, lost its
front teeth, and being unable to nibble
satisfactorily, was slowly dying from
semi-starvation. The services of a
dentist were secured and artificial
teeth were inserted so successfully that
the ram is now thriving as well os
When General Wolfe fell on the
plains of Abraham, before Quebec, in
the war known to Americans as the
French and Indian war, the regiment
with which he had long been identi
fied, the Forty-seventh Loyal North
Lancashire regiment, went into mourn
ing, and has not abandoned it in the
nearly a century and a half since. The
officers still wear black blended with
their gold braid.
The Isar river is one of the curiosi
ties of Munich, Bavaria. It is chiefly
noted for running rapidly and for ho
ing nowhere near the battlefield of
Hohenlinden, the poet to the contrary
notwithstanding. It is a river some
times white as milk, ai others green as
grass, and it is probably the only river
bf its size in the world which has no
boats on it. Nor may one bathe in it
on account of the swiftness oi the cur
rent. Its principal use seems to bc for
people to drown themselves in; but it
also serves a real purpose, because its
waters are diverted to flush sewers.
After performing this service th-;
waters run as babbling brouks in the
city park and are utilized by the wash
erwoman for laundry purposes.
A jeweler of Humboldt. Neb., ls said
to have built for his own use an au
tomobile which weighs but 149 pounds.
A Moral and Social Force to Be Q
j I HOW THE SUNSHINE I
li SOCIETY GREW, g
1 O Beckoned v." i tn. ?
1 C? O
The amazing growth of the Interna
tional ?Sunshine Society, especially in
churches and Sunday-schools of va
rious denominations, has aroused much
interest in many quarters.
To the questions so often asked,
'"How did the Sunshine Society orig
in-ire':" "What is ita object?" "What
has it accomplished?" and "How do
2I?S. CTN'THIA WESTOVEK ALDEN".
(Founder and President of the Siclety.)
you do the work?" the following an
swers were made. During the holi
days several years ago the President
General, Mrs. Cynthia Westover Al
den, was the recipient of a number of
cards from her co-workers on the New
York Recorder, as well as from outside
friends. On Christmas Day she pro
tested, and said thai, while she had
enjoyed her gifts, she would have had
Infinitely more pleasure in their re
ceipt if Hie donor* had not written
their names on them. This statement
horrified her audience, who, with one
"What! You wouldn't give our pres
ents away, would you?"
"Why not?" was the answer. "What
do you do with yours?" A laughing
f SOCIETY HOTTO
.-GOOD CHECH? [ Have-you-fi?d?km
Iwds not. given foi
Let it- frdvet dowi
Let it-wipe- ?notk
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Pass- it an
YELLOW s WHITE
investigation soon developed the fact
that the waste-basket was the ultimate
destination of most of the cards re
ceived. Sonic spent a few mouths
tacked on the wall, until flyspecked
and discolored; others were used as
bookmarks until lop-eared; then all
were thrown away without having
given an additional ray of sunshine to
any one beyond the immediate recip
"Suppose you take the history of one
pretty ten-cent card that came to me a
year ago," said the President-General.
"It had au exquisite little poem on it,
and I enjoyed it so much that I thought
at once of an old uncle who would ap
preciate it, and forwarded it to him.
He, as I thought he would, did enjoy
it, and so much that he Immediately
recalled another old friend to whom it
would appeal with special force. So
he copied the poem and sent the card
on. This recipient found the sentiment
so sweet that she, loo, felt called upon
to pass it on, and before the seveu
days' holiday was over the card had
carried its Christmas message to six
Inspired with this idea of sending
out remembrances that might be mul
tiplied fourfold, a new set of cards
was given by the staff to the Presi
dent-General, who immediately sent
them all out again. The thanks re
ceived for those cards were so pretty
that an Item was made of it in the
paper. This caused further corre
spondence, and resulted in a club for
the exchange of friendly greetings.
This was formed in February. 1S90.
The name "Chat" was at first chosen
for the column, but in time the mem
bership grew so large that a club badge
and the motto "Good Cheer" were se
lected, and the name "Shut-In" given
ts the society.
On January 15. 1S9G, the name of the
society was cnanged to tbe Sunshine
This change was made because of
conflict with a shut-in society organ
ized in 1884. Changing the word Shut
in to Sunshine did not interfere with
the club motto or pin.
The object of the society is to incite
its members to the performance of
kind and helpful deeds, and to thus
bring the sunshine of happiness into
the greatest possible number of hearts
Its active membership consists of
the people who are desirous of bright
ening life by some thought, word or
The club motto. "Good Cheer." was
furnished hy Mrs. W. H. Chase, of
LerTerts place. Brooklyn.
The floral emblem is the coreopsis,
selected from thousands of sugges
tions sent in by members. The flower
( hoflen was sent hy Mrs. Richard Nor
ton, ol' Hlghsrowu. N. J. The coreop
sis is a beautiful yellow, and is a per
ennial ol' tin* daisy and sunflower
The club colors are yellow and
white, and were selected hy Mrs. K. L.
fcco?eld, Stale President ot' the Cou
neetleut Division. Yellow is typical of
Hie golden sunshine, and white is em
blematic of the purity of purpose that
characterizes the sunshine work. The
song decided upon by the majority
vote of the members is "Scatter Sun
shine," the words of which were writ
ten by Lanta W. Smith aud the music
by E. O. Excell.
The growth of the society has been
almost phenomenal. Starting from a
thought, it has grown until its mem
bers now number many thousands.
From one parent society branches have
sprung up. until every State in the
Union is represented with regularly
enrolled Presidents. When a State has
ter branches, each ouc consisting of nt
least ten members, it becomes entitled
to a State President. Besides the
various States and Territories of the
United States, there are also branches
in foreign countries. At the beginning
of each year a new rollbook is opened,
which contains the names ">f all who
have paid their annual ?es.
The membership fees are not oner
ous, consisting merely of some sugges
tion that will bring "sunshine" to
some of the members of the society.
For instance, exchange of books, pa
pers, pictures, etc.; ideas that may be
utilized to advantage in the sick room;
work or employment that can be fol
lowed by a "shut-in"; fancy work;
holiday suggestions; sending flowers;
a general exchange of ideas beneficial
to thc members.
The Board of Directors Is greatly
pleased by tue fact that an Increasing
number of members are, of their own
accord, choosing to let the kind acts
that coustitute their dues take the
form of regular contributions to the
eudowment fund, teu, twenty-five or
fifty cents a week. Several are giving
even more. The International Sun
shine Society has never asked for
money, and its officers serve without
pay, but the passing on of articles
sent by members requires cash for
stamps and expressage.
One of the strongest organizations
iu the society is the New York State
Division, of which Mrs. William Tod
Helmuth is the energetic President.
The vice-President is Mrs. Nellie E.
C. Furmau, of Brooklyn, who has di
rect control of the Long Island de
partment. Mrs. Furman possesses rare
executive ability and many of the
plans originated by her are adopted by
sister State Divisions.
The large illustration, showing a
busy pceue at the headquarters of the
International Sunshine Society in New
York City, is reproduced from the
MODERN ELECTRIC CAR SEATS.
Individual Chairs That Can Be Faced in
When one has become accustomed
to tbe long trolley cars now adopted
aa a standard in this city, and par
ticularly lo the cross seat future, the
REVOLVING CHAIR SEATS.
old type of lengthwise seats and short
er cars appear as out-of-date as the re
membrance of bob-tail cars filled with
straw in winter. It is so much more
satisfactory not to be seated facing a
long row of staring, curious passen
gers: but progress is not to be halted
merely at the cross seats and already
auother improvement is being intro
duced. On the Brooklyn Heights line,
an experimental car is being operated,
equipped with chair seats. The interior
of the car is shown in one illustration
and the details of the seats In the
other. These cars are also designed
to be converted into summer cars
when the season rolls around. The
seats are individual, so there can bc
no uncomfortable crowding, and are
arranged in pairs, one seat of the pair
being slightly in advance of the oth
er. By pressing a pedal at the base
INDIVIDUAL STREET CAR SEATS.
the chah can be turned through half
a revolution, thus permitting parties of
four to have their seats facing. If so
desired, besides allowing for the re
versing of the seats at the end of the
trip. The seats are offered both cov
ered with imitation leather and in
cane, lt is asserted that they have
been found very convenient by both
passengers and conductors alike.
When you owe a fellow money,
It ?3 alway** kind o' funny
How you'd just a little rather that you
didn't chance to meet.
Of course you mean to pay it,
And you know he wouldn't say it
If he even got to thinking you a trifle
You know he wouldn't hone you
For the temporary loan you
Unthinkingly asserted you would very
But, though cordially you greet him.
It is true you never meet him
But you wonder if he's thinking of the
things he doesn't say.
"Why do you turn so many heads?"
asked Opportunity. "So that I may
shout 'Rubber!"' elucidated Fortune.
"I suppose you'll be telling people
that I'm a fool." "No, dear. There are
some things we must keep to our
"Sir," said the young man, "I ask
for your daughter's hand." "Young
man," replied the father. "I am not
disposing of her in sections."
Nell-Mrs. Newrlch wants to im
press everybody with her wealth.
Belle-Yes; she never puts less than a
five-cent stamp on her letters.
She-Don't you agree with me that
the romantic drama is preferable to
tragedy? He-Oh, I don't know. Pd
just as soon have snivel as drivel.
Marie-It is queer that you never
can buy me the kind of necktie I
want. Arthur-I don't try to buy you
the kind you want; I buy you the kind
you ought to want.
Smith-That dress suit of yours is
rather old-fashioned. Jones-Non
sense! I've been wearing it for 10
years now, and you're the first mart
who ever said that about it.
"How did you like my 'Ode to Lim
burger Cheese?' " asked the poet. "It
was both odious and odorous." replied
the man wi , 1. .ving read it felt that
he could afford to be brutal.
Blobbs-I suppose Talkalot wears
hats with those little air holes in there
because they give his head the proper
ventilation. Slobbs-Or may be he
finds them easier to talk through.
"Ah, Mirabelle!" he sighed. "May I
not hope that you will be mine for
ever and for ever?" "If you wish to
hope that long. Mr. Sophtie, ' she re
plied, "I don't ?uppose I could stop
"That meter doesn't seem to be as
large as the old one," commented the
property owner. "Do you think it'll
do?" "Don't worry7-bo-t>s.^replied the
gas office employe, reassurm^?p^?Sit?i?"*^*
fill the bill."
"So you're a professional nurse/now.
I thought you were just a lady's
maid." "I was. but I've been in the
service of Mrs. Imogen Ayshen for
four years, and she's a professional
invalid, you know."
"I've b?en on this road 10 years,"
said, the brakeman on . a local train to
a passenger who complained^ bf" the?
slow time, "an' I know what I'm talk
ing about." "Ten years, eb?", said-the
passenger. "What station did you get
A Mathematical Prodigy.
It is said that a little six-year-old
girl in Bloomington, 111., is the young
est salaried employe in the United
States. Her name is Florence Monte
Miller, and she is the daughter of a
real estate operator in Bloomington.
The precocious little one is said to
have been able to read and do simple
problems in arithmetic before she was
four years old. Not long ago, the
story runs, as she watched her father
making entries in bis day book, she
asked if she might help him.
Wishing to humor the child, Mr.
Miller told Florence that she must
first prove her ability by copying on*
on a sheet of paper all the entries he
had made in the great leather bound
To hts surprise. Florence succeeded
in doing this with perfect accuracy.
The handwriting was neat and legible,
and not a single error marred the
Then Florence was allowed to post
the entries from the day book into
the ledger, and since that time has
been a recognized member of her
The child attends school, but seems
to be happier in play hours with her
ledgers than in amusement. She has
shown talent, also, for drawing and
writing, and altogether is regarded as
The Hoy and the Do?.
There is no truer friendship than
that of the boy and the dog. There
are no happier days to which the
grown man may look back with a
tender* regret for their passing than
the days spent in the old home fields
with the faithful four-footed compan
ion of youth. Confidence between boy
and dog was perfect The dog per
haps was not a thoroughbred, and had
come into the world minus a pedigree,
but the boy accepted him for what he N
was, and in the blessed ingenuousness
of youth may even have found an oc
casion of added pride in the dog in
some characteristic which he now
knows was highly to the animal's dis
credit as determined by the bench
show standards. And as for the dog,
on his part, too, he took the boTT?r>w^"
what he was, asking of him no more
than that he should condescend to
make himself a demigod for unstinted
confidence, affection and worship. If
the scientists would devise a way to
represent the care-free happiness of
boyhood days in some equivalent of '%?&
foot-pounds, the amount of it jurdy
accredited to the companionship of
hoy and dog would be expressed io
many tons.-Forest and Stream.
Itewtoratlon of thu Mooee.
Thirty years and more have passed
since the kingly moose was driven,
through lack cf proper protection,
from his grand ancestral home in the
forests of the Adirondacks; and now,
after this long lapse, the royal exile
is about to be reinstated in his ancient -
domain. No project will be watched
by sportsmen with keener interest;
nor has there ever been a movement
set on foot relative to the wild game
which means so much to so many.
Field and Stream.