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New York City.-Waists that include
sharply-pointed revers suit ninny
figures better than other styles. The
smart.May Manton blouse illustrated
has thc additional merit of including
the latest sleeves and of suiting odd
waists and entire costumes equally
well. As shown, the material is crepe
dc Chine in pale blue, with dotted
panne satin in the same shade mak
ing the revers and vest, white mousse
line the chemisette and plain blue
satin the bands, but all the season's
The lining fits to a nicety and closes
at the centre front. The back proper
is smooth across the shoulders and
drawn down in gathers at the waist
line, the upper portion being of con
trasting material to form the yoke.
The fronts arc laid In groups of five
tucks, stitched with silk, and arc ex
tended to form the revers, which are
faced and rolled back. At each edge,
forming a narrow vest, are strips ol
the revering which are joined to thc
waist beneath the tucks. The chemi
sette is cut from all-over tucking, and
is finished with a regulation stock ol
the same. The sleeves are slightly
full at the shoulders, and are laid ic
horizontal tucks above the cuffs thal
fall free and form puffs at thc- outei
portion. The cuffs are deep and point
ed over thc hands.
To cut this waist in thc medium size
three and three-quarters yards of ina
terial twenty-one inches wide, three
and a half yards twenty-seven inches
wide, two and three-quarter yardi
thirty-two inches wide, or two yards
forty-fonr inches wide will be required
with one and a half yards twenty-one
inches wide for vest revers and cuffs
and one-half yard for chemisette.
Misses* Blouse Eton Jacket.
Blouse Etons are always becoming
to young girls, and arc in the height oi
both present and coming styles. Tin
excellent May Manton model illus
trated in the large drawing shows
the latest designs executed in tan
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terials arc equally appropriate, ane
cloth," cheviot and taffeta are suitable
for separate wraps. In the case of tin
original the collar and belt are of vcl
vet ar.d all edges are stitched with self
colored cortlcelli silk, but the collai
can be of the material if preferred.
The blouse i.> smooth and without ful
ness at the back, but is arranged ii
gathers at the front, where It blouses
sligL iy over-the belt. Joining tin
fronts and backs are under-arm gores
that insure a satisfactory fit. The
fronts are faced and turned back te
form lapels and a regulation collai
that meets them and rolls over will
them is attached to the neck. Th<
sleeves are in coat style, slightly bell
shaped, and left open for a short dis
tance "-.t the outer scams. When de
sired the circular basque extension cai
bo joined to tne lower edge, the sean
feeing concealed bj the belt. _ _
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Watches, Jewelry, Cut Olass,
nd Plated Ware in the South.
Dr new goods.
To cut this blouse for n sir! of four
teen years of age four yards of mate
rial twenty-one inches wide, one and a
half yards forty-four inches wide, or
(?one and three-eighth yards fifty inches
wide will be required.
Now It'? tho Neck.
Last summer nearly every giri who
boasted arms anything short of verit
able horrors wore her sleeves at half
mast. This year.) if she accepts tilt
most swagger advance models from
Paris, she will expose her neck as well.
The new afternoon gowns of batist?,
and other Inco-trimmed fabrics, will
reach just to thc base of the neck.
This leaves thc neck delightfully free,
making thocc of us who have always
enjoyed this top finish to house dresses
wonder how we evei consented
to swathe our unoffending throats cd
Cub j H Cori's.
Some of these body'hats have a color
woven in, and some have a email cord,
called Cuban for some reason or other.
A pearly braid, sheer and exquisite,
forms tho greater part of these softly
pretty bato. Tor children thc wire
frame is unnecessary, also for young
girls, in which case the droopy affair
is in reality a shepherdess shape.
thc new body hats. Why "body hats"
there's no learning; perhaps because
they've no body at all. So pliable aro
they that -they may bc turned inside
out without exertion or damage, and
they have to ho strengthened hy a wire
frame in order to he at all manageable.
Knickerbocker Suit in Norfolk Stylo.
Little boys arc always charming
dressed in knickerbockers and rather
long Russian coats. Their own manly
ambition is* gratified by thc trousers
and thc absolutely short legs are hid
den from view. This pretty little suit
is shown in cream serge banded with,
cream braid and worn with a whit o
leather belt, but blue and brown serge,
velvet, velveteen, c??u ry, cloth and
all thc heavier washable fabrics.pique,
duck linen-and thc like aro equally ap
The knickerbockers Ct smoothly
about thc waist and hips, but arc full
at the knees below which they are
drawn up by means of elastic inserted
in the hems. The coat is laid in twe
box pleats at the back, two at thc fronl
and laps over to close in double-breast
ed stj'le, with handsome pearl buttons
and buttonholes. At the open neck is
a big square sailor collar, and tilling
the opening is the smooth shield. Thc
sleeves arc in regulation style, the ful
ness at thc wrists laid in stitched
To make this suit for a boy of three
years of age foin and three-eight!
yards of material twenty-seven inches
wide, four yards thirty-two inches
wide, two and three-eighth yards forty
f.-ur Inches wide, or two yards fifty
inches will will be required, \
??I A STRANGE EX
I place this on record as the mos
remarkable story that has ever com?
I j out of the Maine hunting woods-ar.i
I ! I know considerable about the stone:
? j of the Maine woods. If lt were liol
' I vouched 'for so eminently I would no!
I tell it. It would be too much for cred
M ulity and wouldn't bo worth the tell
I I ing. I believe it,, for I know the mei]
I who tell it to mc. even though they
II cannot explain it. They believe il
I J and do not try to explain it, for they
i j feel they cannot. Herc it is. If the
I thing seems too much to believe, thtvn
don't believe it. But thc facts are jost
On the north side of Boarstone
mountain, in the town of Elliotsville,
in Piscatauquis county, Maine, lives
Trustrum H. Brown, who calls himself
"The Mediator." Ile entertains th?
harmless vagary that bc is thc media
tor between man and God. For some
15 years since his retirement to the
wilderness of northern Maine he has
been writing what he calls a new Bi
ble, and he has a mass of manuscript
piled a foot high. By the way, I have
examined the "Mediator's" manu
script considerably, and it is far from
being balderdash. Much of his writ
ing indicates real thought and consid
erable ability. The "Mediator" is in
no sense of the word a crazy man, de
spite his hallucination on the subject
Brown has a bit of a farm and
raises potatoes and vegetables enough
to last him through thc winter. He
traps a little and hunts a bit and
never goes hungry.
Early in December, just after the
first snow of thc season, he discovered
one morning the fresh tracks of a
moose' near his house. By the man
ner in which the creature's great feet
had splayed into tho snow, Brown
saw that the moose was a big one.
In his capacity of "Mediator" he as
serts that there are 10,0(10 spirits
about him all the time. He alleges
that he asked one of these spirits to
tell him how big the moose was and
that the spirit skipped along ahead
and then came back and rendered him
the information that the moose was
none other than the Ambajejus Giant
that had defied the rides of hunters
for years. The spirit further 3e
c-larcd, so Brown avers, that the
moose didn't have much of a start.
So the "Mediator" tied on his snow
shoes, grabbed his rifle and a bit of
a snack, and started away on thc
lope into the forest. This was early
in the morning. Well, the "Mediator"
scuffed along till noon without com
ing up with the moose. But the
tracks still continued fresh and his
spirit guide, so he s'ays, kept breath
cold venison as he walked, for in a
stern chase of a moose' no time is to
be wasted. His keen woodsman's eye
noted that the clouds hung low and
were massing darker and darker. Had
he not been so confident that the
moose was just ahead of him and
would "yard" at the coming of night
fall, he would have abandoned the
At 4 o'clock it was dusk, and still
the splay tracks were stretching on
ahead of him. Then he could see them
nb longer, and regretfully he brought
to in a ravine and abandoned tlie
chase for the night.
He had not reckoned on the l'nS
pursuit and therefore he had notPro
vided himself in the usual carious
manner. Above all. he ho? not
brought his woods axe.
Only a man accustomed to the
woods realizes how serious >n omis
sion this is. The "Mediator*1*** able
to collect some dry kye or nibs that
had dropped from the tres and he
hewed off some low branchs with his
hunting knife. He kindle a bit of a
fire at the foot of a tree. He did not
dare to go to asleep, for he cold was
raw and piercing. So fe stood and
turned himself before he fre like
an animated spit, moving costantly
to keep awake.
In the morning there wasiothing
left of his provender except ne fiat
chested biscuit. Had he notcen un
duly fired with zeal to ca*1 that
j moose he would have retced his
' steps. But he felt that pi-aWy the
? animal had yarded a little 1V ahead,
and so on he went. Hdid come
across the trampled plac,vnere thc
moose had spent the nip and with
: its great teeth had r^ off the
twigs and bark. By thr'Shty reach
j thc "Mediator" saw tl thc animal
i was a monster, and o,e drove eag
I erly in a skurry of ow from nis
I broad shoes. Still10Se monster
splotches in the sn kePt trailing
away ahead of him.
Then some unki-weather sprite
joggled the cloudverheaJ- The
snow commenced '?me in the fine.
driving flakes tharllcate a protract
ed storm. Thenld not till then,
did the reckless*nter turn about.
But before an f hafl Passed the
snow, driving fr and faster, cov
ered his tracks."3"1 camc on again.
Once more hf'hted his fire- and.
dizzy for wajf sleei>> staggered
1 about it. str,ng t0 kc?P awake.
The "M?diat'6 nearly 70 years old,
but his littvile form is inured to
hardship bvJy years of woods life,
j A less exp1C0d man or one with
j less vitalit"st havc succumbed.
The snoamo down f,amP and
! heavy an3 8a*S,nS boughs above
! kept dro;It'.,um,,s onto to saoul
! dcrs ami ? *, T^'
! At th? llKhionin? that showed
! that mr' was aI)I"'oaching, ho ate
I tho ia "ml)S of his ,)iscuit and
i starte^' R,lt t,,c snow drove
I hard J fac0, He was woak witI>
! hung/- sif'k for s,eep. His limbs
! were anJ hi's who,c hody read>'
with fad'gue. Accustomed
; j? ?fe was to the woods, it is
. ?g that in a few hours I
lat he had lost his way. n? br
kept on, hoping that ho migh >o
' across some trail or water I
.-, his chief hope of rescue, some
e snow ceased In the afternoon, I .
i t-harp and driving wind succeed- I Ul
E MAINE WOODS, j
t ed. It flung the drying snow an<
? shrieked with it through the tree:
1 and clearings. The fine particles cu
; his face like the dust of a sand storm
t Few men have made a fiercer struo
: gie for life than ho. It is probabh
. that partial delirium overtook him
? for he insists that he could not onl:
i hoar his spirit guides, but could 'se;
them as they flocked about him aili
; beckoned him on.
At dusk he was in a country whol
i ly unknown. There were mountain!
. off to the right, but he did not recog
nize the peaks ncr the surroundings
About an hour afcer the dark cam<
down with the wind still driving thi
snow into his eyes, he came out inti
a section that he recognized at last
It was "The Gulf." This is a canyoi
about three miles loug. through whicl
Ute west branch of Pleasant rive;
rages. Thc wall are precipices. Bu
along the north side skirts a woo;
road loading to camps miles above
and into this road the "Me.liator'
Now. he was desperately weak. Bu
he knew that if he could round th<
foot of the canyon and scramble fo
three miles up the side of the hrs
Chairback he would come to Loni
Pond, where there were camps.
It was now a race for life. H<
stood his dear old rifle against a tra?
and hiing his cartridge box on a limb
Then bo clinched the belt around hi!
thin waist and started. He was in i
half stupor when he came down to t.h<
frozen ford at the foot of the canyon
He crossed, and striking the corduroy
road that leads up to the first Chair
back bc plowed on. He fell a dozer
times, but he had sense enouglr lef
to struggle up a:rd dig to his tasl
When he made Long Pond hi!
strength waa nearly gone. But ht
knew that across thc, pond lay Hal
& Davis's sporting camp, three mile!
away. The wind was still drivint
the snow, and lie miscalculated his
loute across. When he came to shon
he peered in all directions and Hs
tened. There was no glimmer of lighi
anywhere, and no sound indicatinf
that any camp waa near. His knee!
were doubling under him by this timo
His strength was gone, his eye!
would not stay open, and he gave up
He stumbled and crawled up. on tht
shore and fell across a log. Hi!
tongue was swollen in his mouth am
his throat was dry. He says that, h;
tried to shout but he could utter n<
sound but a gurgling whisper.*""Thei
he 1 ecame unconscious.
Now comes the strange part of tin
story. ' _? ...
There' was sit the Hall -JMfflEBjl
T"flt;r?i T??o ' Vu tviHi3P^tjkt^>''i*JM?JI
them were N. B. Meigs, the leadii
clothier of the place, and Walter A
bott, one of the proprietors of tl
large Abbott woolen mill. Mr. Meit
had been out that day with the part
and in trying to cross the pond lu
frozen both his ears, so bitter WJ
the cold. He would have perished ht
not. his guide beaten him to make hi
walk. Mc had desired to lie down ar
go to sleep on the snow, and hs
hegged the others to go away ar
On this evening he was lying in h
bunk wondering whether or not 1
was going to be able "to save his ear
They were wrapped up and were ac!
lng fearfully, and Mr. Meigs wasn
taking tho most intense interest i
any outside matters. Thc others wei
playing pitch-pede before the fire.
Suddenly Mr. Meigs raised himse
on his elbow and cried, "I hear som
one shouting for help."
The others stopped their play an
listened. Beyond the moaning of th
wind in the chimney and the sough c
the big trees outside there was n
"Folks with frozen oars can hea
'most anything," remarked one of hi
"But I certainly heard some on
shout," persisted Meigs.
"Do you believe for a moment,
said his friend, "that a man with hi
ears done up like a pound of pickle
tripe could hear a sound that w
The clothing man admitted that i
didn't seem very probable, but still h
persisted in his opinion strenuously
At last one of tire guides went to tb
door and shouted into the night
There was no response.
"It couldn't have been," he said, re
"I don't want to be stubborn in thii
matter," said Mr. Meigs, "but I d<
think we ought to make some inves
ligation. I can't go to asleep witl
Lhe notion that some poor cuss is oui
their in the cold. Somehow or othei
[ can't reason myself out of the no
tion that there is something the mat
.er outside, and I wish you woulc
ook it up. I'd go myself if it were
lot for my ears."
After poking some fun at the persis
ent man arguing from his nest in the
junk, two of the guides put on theil
luter clothing and went out.
"Of course, it may be that some
inc has dropped into the water hole
own here a piece," said one of them,
but as that's more than a mile away
t don't stand to reason that you
ould have heard any shouting with
our ears done up in that manner."
In the course of fifteen minutes one
f thc men came running back, and
lose in tho camp heard him pulling
ie moose sled out of the lean-to.
"There is something the matter af
ir all down at tho water hole!" he
.ied to those within. "Ed was ahead
id ho hollered back to me to bring
io moose sled."
And in a little while they carno tug
ng into th?: camp a stiff figure that
o guides as soon as the man was in
e lamplight, recognized as Mediator
rustrum H. Brown, nf Eliot'sville.
At first they thought he was dead,
it they undressed him and set him
idily into a tub of ice-cold water,
loy rubbed him with snow and after
me work he began to revive. Then
?y poured whiskey and brandy down
. throat, and at midnight he was
ting up and telling his story.
?? two days he was all right ?nd
lively once more, ?hd it may bc stated
here while I am On thc subject of re
coveries^ that Mf, Mcigs saved hie
Now the "Mediator'' swears that the
sound he emitted when he sank down
on the log was only a whisper. Even
a shout s.s loud as a foghorn would
have scarcely been heard a mile away
by men inside a log camp heavily
banked with snow.
That the sound should have been
heard by a man with his cars frozen
and wrapped in bandages is more curi
ous still. But for that I have author
ity that cannot bc disputed. Both
sides have told me their stories.
They do not try to explain it-nei
ther will I.
But, as I remarked in thc first place,
I set this down not only as one of the
most remarkable stories of endurance
that the Maine woods have over re
ported, but as a mystery that is al
most uncanny.-Forest and Stream.
LOONS TAKEN ALIVE.
The Curions Trick IJoRortnl to by ?01110
Hun'ors! in No\vfonii<ll:in<l.
In the year 1SS2, being engaged in
railway construction in Newfoundland
by an American syndicate, I was
camped at a little place called Lance
Cove, on the snore of Conception bay.
One beautiful summer evening, as I re
turned to camp to dinner, I noticed two
loons on a small lake close by, and, af
ter satisfying a rather extensive appe
tite, I took a 12-bore shotgun and a
few wired S. S. G. cartridges and pro
ceeded to the lakeside. A glance
showed me that there was not sufficient
cover to warrant hope of a successful
shot. After trying two, without result,
and on rising to go back to camp 1 was
met by five or six men from a grading
gang, also camped there, who asked me
if I desired to get the loons. I replied
that if thc cover was good I could get
probably one, but., as it was, I had no
hope of doing so. One of them-and
I subsequently learned that they be
longed to Smith's Sound, Trinity Bay
replied that if I wished they would get
the loons for me. Having heard of the
remarkable skill of these Newfound
land fishermen in shooting sea birds,
seals, etc., with their enormous muzzle
loading guns, my curiosity was aroused
as to the method they proposed to em
ploy, thinking, of course, they meant
to shoot the birds. I at once assented
to the proposal, and the men immedi
ately proceeded to push into the water
two small boats that were at the side
of the lake.
. I was astonished at the noisy manner
in which'this was done, and more so at
the subsequent proceedings. After the
boats were afloat each man picked up
an armful or two of small stones and
placed them in the hov/ of the boaL
They then got in and shoved off. One
beat pulled direct for the birds and the
other in anoth-.r direction. Of course,
on the approach of the boat, the birds
dived, and after a little time came up
rofl, ,for .from_ the second boat, from
stone, sending the birds down instant
ly. Both boats again pulled away in
different directions, and in a little time
thc loons again came up not far from
one of the boats and were again in
stantly driven down by the use ci the
stones. This was repeated again and
again. After a little time the birds
began to take very short dives, and
finally, strange as it may appear, tho?e
men drowned-as they termed it-the
birds, by "not giving thom breathing
time. The birds were unable to dive,
and one after the other lay over on its
side on the surface and 'coin were lift
ed into the boat alive.
It was thc rrost singular and sur
prising proceeding I ever witnessed.
J. F. D. in the New York Sun.
QUAINT AND CURIOUS.
In Woolwich, Me., a pine tree and a
birch tree have grown so close to
gether that their trunks have united.
Pine branches grow on one side and
birch on tho other.
The Saxons whose original settle
ment is determined by the little king
dom of Saxony, derived their name
from the seax, or short, crooked knifo
with which they armed themselves.
It Is an extraordinary fact that men
buried in an avalanche of snow hear
distinctly every word uttered by those
who are seeking for them, while their
most strenuous shouts fail to pene
trate even a few feet of the snow.
Tie first great drought on record
happened in 078 and the two succeed
ing years, when, according to the re
cords, there was practically no rain
fall in England. In 879 thc springs in
England wore dried up and it was im
possible for men to work in the open
air. In 993 and 904 the nuts on tho
trees were "roasted as if in an oven."
Among thc strict regulations of the
iJerman military code is one which for
aids anybody to present himself be
fore a recruiting officer with a cane in
lis hand. Some weeks ago a reservist
>o far forgot himself as to enter the
)fflce of a recruiting sergeant major
?arrying his walking stick. For this
tenions offense the unfortunate re
ervist was promptly court-martialed,
nd sentenced to ten weeks imprison
aent for insubordination.
A Strasburg aeronaut says he has
een an eagle at the height of 3000
leters and again a pair of storks and
buzzard 900 meters above the sea
?vel. On March 10, 1890, some aerou
uts observer a lark flying at tho
eight of 1000 meters; on July 18.
899, another balloon met a couple of
rows at an altitude of Him meters,
hese, howovor. are exceptions. Birds
re hardly ever seen above a height of
100 meters; even above 400 meters
ley are not frequent.
There is only one sword factory In '
ie United States, a Massachusetts
inccrn, and that, one has ample capa
ty for supplying thc domestic de
and for swords. The saber lost its
heiency as a cavalry weapon ns far
ick as thc war of tho r?bellion, and
e increased range of rifles has made i
e sword equally obsolete. It is
tout as dangerous now as a band.- I
aster's baton, and serves much the '
lt Has Its Own King, fly Owni
Ixnzuage and Its Own
.Curious Customs_.. j
THE MAIN ST11EET OF TORY, :
England has another war on her
hands. She is making preparations to
reconquer thc island whose inhabitants
have a King of their own and who re
fuse to pay tribute to King Edward.
By a strange peculiarity of fate it ls
known as Tory Island. It ls a bleak,
desolate strip of land nine miles from
the storm-swept northwest coast of
Ireland, and contains a population of
about 500, who have their own lan
guage, their own Government and
their own costumes, as well as their
Being in their own opinion a free
and independent people, they refuse to
pay taxes to England or rent to the
landlord. In fact, they have paid
neither rent nor taxes for half a cen
tury. That ls why England detailed
a gunboat to visit the island and help
a regiment of Irish constabulary evict
the obstinate inhabitants.
It will not be the first time that an
expedition has been sent against the
Tory Islanders. Seventeen years ago
England decided that a separate Gov
ernment on Tory Island could not be
tolerated, and the gunboat Wasp was
sent to uphold the majesty of the
Crown. But the Wasp w;is wrecked
on the treacherous southwest coast,
and all lier crew were drowned. Tory
Islanders regarded thc disaster as au
Intervention of Providence, and gave
thanks accordingly to their patron
saint, St. Columbia.
The King of Tory Island is a be
whiskered, unconventional individual,
and very prehistoric, but he lias re
sisted the British Empire successfully
for many years, and his people have a
fine disregard for everything English.
The present King is a giant in size.
His name is Mclaughlin. So strong
is King McLoughlin that bc can kill
an ox with his fist, according to popu
The Tory Islanders are chiefly fisher
men. A Sligo steamer calls once a
week to bear away their catch. There
no cats and no rats on Tory Island.
Nor are there any policemen or pawn
shops. But the Islanders have a pub
lic house, or hotel.
once lnnau?ted ^D^ar^ft<^,lSp,^^H&!
One of the giants erected a tower on
the island, which stands to-day in a
. fair state of preservation. It Is built
of undressed bowlders, with walls four
feet thick at the base.
Tourists seldom visit Tory Island ow
ing to the unconventional actions of tho
natives. The latter resent intrusion
from the outsicV wor.d. A favorite
trick of the fishermen is to run along
side a steamer or sailing vessel and
ask the lookout to heave them a rope.
When a rope is thrown the fisherman
hauls In as much of it as he can and
then cuts the line. In this way the
fishing fleet is kept supplied with rope
at a minimum cost. The Tory Island
ers arc evidently a healthy race, for
there is no doctor on the island.
SWORD AND PISTOL.
Two Wcnpons Combined For tho Usc of
While the place for an oflicer is at
the head of his column when going into
battle, he is severely handicapped in
firing at the enemy with his revolver
by the necessity of carrying his sword
OFFICERS' COMBINATION WEAPON.
n one hand, and it has occurred to Do
nenic A. Ricco that a weapon like the
me illustrated in the picture might be
iseful nt a critical moment. The gun
n this combination is so mounted that
vhile the officer is waving his sword
o his men he can at the same time
)usy himself tiring at thc enemy in
ront, picking off men ready to fire at
ither himself or some of his men. The
:iitlrc actuating mechanism for oper
iting thc revolver is located in the
mudie of the sword, and does not dif
er materially from that of the ordi
ary repeating firearm. The barrel and
yllnder are pivoted on the usual
mndguard of the sword, and can be
llted downward to expose the interior
or ejecting the empty shells and re
biding. Thc inventor makes provis
m for attaching this weapon to the
abre, rapier and cutlass as-well, and
tates that any one of these blades can
c used In conjunction with the gun.
rub?rn President ii Mother's Boy.
My father died when I was a boy,
ad I was left entirely to the care and
.arning of my mother. Every true I
HI has the highest respect and love
>r lils mother, but I have a special
ilise for gratitude, as my mother was
ic of the truest! and best of women.
HuU little I am, and what little I
ive done for my country, I owe to | \
?r I was the only child, and she
red for me. She taught me the path
' rectitude, and my love for freedom
te breathed into my spirit from her
itriotic soul.-Thomas Estrada Palma,
In every 10.00 British ii en there are
Irty-five widowers; in 1000 British
omen there are seventy-eight widows.
WONDERFUL ISLAND 05'?TORY.
lt" Know?. No Taries. Reiff
T"s tors. Cats or Rats.9? >
SHOWING MANSIONS THAT AliE I THE SWELL HOTEL OF TORY.
The Searchlight i? the Boer War.
Tho adoption of search-lights in the line of blockhouses which Lord Kitchen
er is gradually establishing as a means of offensive and defensive warfare
against rhe Boers is found to be of considerable advantage. Night surprises
are prevented, and the enemy's movements can bc learned with some cer
tainty. The'upper light is used for long distances; the lovy_er J!or_ihiLjnime-_
diatc vicinity.-From Harper's WetrMrr . ?
Fencinn. is tile Kerman S?nfant^
PARTY OF GERMAN STUDENTS TAKING PART IN A BOUT WITH
Proficiency with the sword ls often desired by the German youth studying
in one of the big universities far more than knowledge of the sciences or
arts. It is with the sabre that the German student defends himself, instead
of with his lists, and the student whose face bears the scars of many duels
is held iu higher estimation by his fellows that one whose chief claim to dis
tinction 'is his familiarity with the classics. For pleasure the students
engage frequently in bouts together, as shown in the above photograph.
TESTINC SILVER COINS.
The Comprehensive System in Vogue at tho
JJUTeront Mints or thc United State?.
Out of every fro... batch of silver
dollars made at the United States
mints half a dozeu are sent to the
Treasury at Washington to be tested
as samples. If they turn out to be of
the requisite fineness and weight it is
taken for granted the whole edition is
For the test thc coin after being
neighed is rolled out in a thin flat strip
nore than a foot In length. Then tho
;trip is placed beneath a row of
muches, which punch holes in it. so
hat after passing beneath the instit
uent it has the look of a colander.
A great many little silver disks are
hus obtained, and of these a dozen
tr so are taken and assayed, to find out
low much silver they contain. Being
tbtained from various parts of the
oin they represent fairly the average
mcness of the dollar throughout. If
Most Remarkable Flower.
According to a Loudon special 'n tilt
Cincinnati Commenial-Tribuue, th?
most remarkable iiower of the coro
nation year will be a quaint introduc
tion from Central Asia. According tc
/i'll ll,.?t?, I ll 1r?.\
A REMARKABLE FLOWER
HOW DOLLARS ARE TASTED.
ie weight is too little, beyond a very
ny fraction, the whole batch of coins
ust be melted and made over again,
id the same thing must bo done if the
Heness is not up to standard. Other
ise the assayer indorses the mintage
id the dollars.
By the New Zealand census of 1901,
ackland has a population of 07,220,
brist Church 57,041, Dunedin 53,$*)
id Wellington 40,344. Tho whole
tpulatiou of the islauds, iucludiug
aoris, was 815,820.
the importers, it grows on a saucer,
without soil or water, and, without
showing showing leaves or roots the
bulb shoots out a red-brown flower,
with w? and yellow tip sometimes two
feet loi.,'. Wheu the flower is off it
prefers to retire into the soil and to be
well watered, when it follows up with
a three-foot umbrella leaf.
lhere is no wild breed of fowl to
liieh the Brahma or Cochin eau be
iced. The gamecock seems to be
scentled from ">.e Ciugalese jungle
Money in Maple Sugar.
The income from the maple product
of the United States in a singh season
has reached $1,250,000. It is impos
sible for the farmer to make money
more rapidly in four to six weeks' time
in any other branch of Iiis occupation.
Even with KUH? or 1500 maple trees he
becomes a business man with a big
business, bargaining and shipping a
high-class product, and feeling as
proud as when he sold his autumn
crop of wheat. In the case of the
production pf wheat he tills and fertil
izes the soil and sows the seed, then
reaps bis harvest. In his maple camp
he roans only. His ownership of a
sugar bush makes him. in a small way,
a capitalist. If he simply looks after
that which accrues from his capital
of trees he cannot stop making money.
-Country Life in America.