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THE KANSAS CITY JOUKNAL, SUNDAY. MAft'Cftrai ; 1895.
IN NEW SPRING ATT.I
Every floor of our vast establishment is now decked with elegant new Spring Goods. Handsome Designs at new
Low Tariff Prices. Such Elegant Goods at such Low Prices have never before been shown under one roof in the city
of Kansas City. It will more than pay you to call and take a look through, whether you wish to buy or not.
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Silk Tapestry Rocter,
WHITE ENAMELED IRON BED.
Brass trimmed, full size,
like cut (no slats),
IHINfeHEETS OF GOLD LEAF
Ik IIAaiMRnnU OUT UNTITi IfiO.OOOTJf
rAitT or AX INCH THICK.
.lie rilm Is A! must Transparent Sheets
of -Johl ami Silver 31 u tie by lluutl
in Tlioy Wuro Hundreds
ir Years Ago.
Goldbeaters hammer the precious mttal
Into .sheets so tliln that green rays of light
will pass through them, and each sheet
is but the lDo.lvnh part or an inch thick.
Thu slightest whltf of air will sena tho
cold leaf scurrying as though It were
When Julius Hess, one of Chicago's four
master goldbeaters, came out of the room
where tho heavy, short-handled hammers
were beating the yellow metal Into cold
leaf, bis hair, eyebrows and beard wero
spangled with the bits of gold which float,
He carried In his hand a piece of parch
ment oil which was written the deed for
some good old Kngllsh land, for the deed
was dated far back of the year 1700. Tho
lawyer , of the seventeenth and eighteenth
centimes, when they wrote out deeds, in
dentured and, bonds on new parchment In
tho quaint round handwriting of tho.se
days, hail no idea that a few hundred
years later those same legal documents
would bo cut up Into strips and sent to the
goldbeaters at work In a great city In
what was to tho lawyers an unknown
wilderness. Vet that Is thu fato of many
old Kngllsh parchments. They are dug out
of strong boxes, the seals aro cut olf, and
they are used by goldbeaterH as bands
around tho books In which tho precious
metal Is expanding in length and breadth
and shrinking In body to an almost Intln
(Joldbentlng Is a retiring fort of trade.
It hides Itself away In residence districts,
and If It were not for tho modest sign over
the front door fow people passing on tho
sidewalks would think that the mullled
strokes of hammers coming from tho llrst
tl.it were made by goldbeaters.
Mr. Hess explained that the stone blocks
on which the gold was beaten required the
solid earth as foundation, and, as solid
eaith In tho downtown districts meant
Mibhasemeuts, the trade went Into quiet
residence streets where It could get light,
air and the earth as well. Here for ten
hours a. day the heavy cast-lion hammers
fall on the books, which ato Interleaved
with pure gold.
These hammers rebound far above tho
goldbeaters' heads after every stroke, thus
saving them the trouble and fatigue of
lifting tho 20-pound und 10-pound hammers.
A goldbeater is a sllverbcater as well, and
f:o hi beaters not only make gold and sliver
sat, but leaf from aluminum, copper,
'composition," Dutch metal and other
grosser metals. The lettering on plate
glass windows, the glided domes and tow
ers and the gold-covered columns are not
nil coated with pure gold leaf, but with
ulloys of copper and tin and other yellow
metals which give a gold effect. Aluminum
Is largely used in place of sliver, and white
"selling" metal Is tho substitute used for
Hold and bllver leaf Is beaten out entirely
by hand, but the baser metals In soma
shops ' aro beaten under trip-hammers,
which pound away at the rate of 200 blows
a minute, and enable a man to do two or
thtee times the work he can do by hand.
Too gold which is beaten Into leaf Is the
almost pure metal, which has been melted
at a greater temperature than fusibility
requires, fur this extra heat gives the gold
a greater malleability. It Is east Into bars
or Hat ingots, and sent to the goldbeater
in that form. He rolls It into u long, thin
ribbon about two and a half Inches wide,
and then cuts the ribbon into squares,
(litis do this work, placing the squares
between sheets of a peculiar paper called
Trench" paper. This looks like nn ex
ceedlngly tine, el030 grained oil paper, mid
each sheet of It Is about live Inches square.
Three hundred sheets aie piled on one
another, and a squat e of gold is laid in the
center of the French paper between each
sheet until about 300 squares aro lit, this
"book." or. as the goldbeaters call It,
"cutch." The cutch Is carried out to the
goldbeater, who slips over it the bands of
parchment, binding ull the leaves with the
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Tho -cutch is laid on a block of stono,
...t.tni, v.uu honii tnfpi im snuiirc. ami with
a 20-uoiinl cast-iron hammer the goldbeater
begins to Hatten out IhewW. Tho hammer
lias a snore, imciv uuuu.c. ""n , LB
belter bad t U the hour-glass shaped
NEW SPRING GOODS AT
Bedroom Sets, new designs $ 9.00-
Bcdroom Sets, new designs 15.00-
Bedroom Sets, new designs 25.00-
Folding Beds, new designs 12.50-
Folding Beds, new designs 20.00-
Folding Beds, new designs 25.00-
Sideboards, new designs 10.00-
Sidcboards, new designs 15.00-
Sideboards, new designs 20.00-
Extcnsion Tables, new designs 3.50-
Extcnsion Tables, new designs 5.00-
Extcnsion Tables, new designs 10.00-
111 Time, Bag Ppeit Terms.
piece of Iron each time his would be nn
unhiniiH task, but the cutch and the solid
stone anvil are so clastic that tho hammer
rebounds to a height of a foot above tho
workman's head. He then has but to
bring It down with some force and li lifro
Itself. Ho lets tho hammer fall nn tho
center of the cutch for a time, and his rule
Is always to hit inside of the koM. else
the metal will not work out. The cut.'h
Is beaten nearly half nn hour, nnd by that
tlmo the gold has expanded to the size of
the sheets of French paper,
Cilrls then take the cutch, remove each
sheet of gold and eut It Into four squares,
co that each sheet Is evenly quartered.
The girls out thu leaves of gold with a
"filling wagon." which consUti of two
Pieces of sharp edged reed or bamboo, et
In a frame, so thnt the parallel cutting
edges will divide tho sheet into the proper
size In one cut. The leaf Is cut on a soft
piece of leather, so that steel knives can
not bo used. Tho leaf Is handled with
pinchers made of boxwood, and the irlrli
boeonio so expert In cutting and handling
the delicate sheets that they lay e ich
square exactly in the center and with a
gentle puff of breath smooth it out without
The quartered sheets are laid In the
"shorter," which Is like tho cutch, save that
the leaves are goldbeaters' skin. About
1.C0O of the gold squares are iilled in the
shoder, and It Is beaten with a ll-pouitd
hammer for an hour. Again the leaves nro
cut Into quarters and are placed In the
"mold," which, like tho shoder. lj made up
of goldbeaters' skin, nnd the hammer
iwunds It for nearly seven hours, until the
gold has spread out to the klsje of the
mold. The leaves are then teady to be cut
Into squares three and three-eighths Inch
es on a side nnd laid In books twenty-tlve
leaves to each book nnd twenty books to
a pack so that a pack contains 500 sheets
of gold leaf.
Silver N benten the same way; llrst In
tho cutch, then In the shorter, and last In
the mold, hut the Intrinsic value of the
gold In a pack Is Jt nnd that of silver 2."
The goldbeaters' skin, which pl.iys such
an Important part In the manufacture of
golrt und silver leaf, Is a line membrane
taken from a particular part of the Intes
tines of nn ox. It H cut Into pieces from
twenty-live to thirty Inches long, and tho
fat Is removed by dipping It Into a potash
solution. It l then scraped with a blunt
knife. After being stretched on n framo
two membranes aro glued together and
cured with a preparation of Isinglass and
then coated with the white of an egg. The
membrane Is cut Into live nnd live and
one-hnlf Inch squares, nnd ns not quite
three skins can be taken from one nnlmnl
It requires nearlv 4t) oxen to furnish
enough skins to till a mold of l,fV) pieces.
The new kin Is used only In the mold.and
will last for about 200 beatings. It Is then
used In the shorter. Sometimes a single
mlsstroke with tho hammer will ruin every
skin In tho mold, but this does not happen
Heforo the mold and shorter can bo tilled
with tho lKirtlally beaten gold leaf the
goldbeaters' skin must be honied to re
move even the suspicion of dampness, lor
this purpose the pieces aro bcruwed down
Into presses heated with gas or steam.and
then after being dried each sheet Is rubbed
with "brlmo" powdered (ale, a trauslucont
rock found In Scotland, A rabbit's paw is
used to brush the brlmo over the skins,
and then thev are ready to bo filled hi with
the gold leaf,
When ho has someonn to 1111 the cutch,
tho shoder and tho mold, a goldbeater can
averago about 1,2.10 leaves of gold or silver
n day, Kach 60c) leaves contain exactly
four pennyweights of tiuro gold.
The last beating in the mold calls for the
greatest tklll and judgment on tho ptrt of
thu goldbeater. At tlrst. for nearly an
hour, he allows his hammer to fall on tho
center of the mold, turning It every few
strokes. This drives the gold out from the
renter and makes wide cracks In the ctlgea
(of the leaf, but as the hammer begins to
I ...n..i, .-..it ir.n-n.1 the .utfres nf rtie liinhl tho
gold welds together again, for gold has tho
peculiarity that it will weld cold. Tho
goldbeater continues to beat tho mold even
after some of tho most forward leaves have
crent to the edge and crumbled olf In the
shape of dust, for ho wants tp bring all
the leaves to the edge, and when this Is
done the leaf Is ready to be put into books
and sold. Clold leaf, by means of various
ulloys with silver und copper, is given dif
ferent colors red, palo red, citron, lemon
and almost white. Absolutely pnro gold Is
seldom beaten, put tho silver Is ,WJ line.
Aluminum leaf became on important
product of the goldbeater when the 51c
Klnley law went Into effect, and at the
same time copper leaf, white sehlag metal
and composition, used as a substitute fur
gold leaf, were llrst manufactured ou a
large scale In this country. Hut tho re
duction of the tariff on the finished prod
uct, while the tariff was maintained on the
raw material, fc-av German and English
11 04 1LTX1D HOG miLLTS ST.
ORDERS FILLED ON THESE GOODS.
goldbeaters a chance to compete, nnd they
.base pr.H'tli ally driven the American
pioduct out of the market.
The ntummmn comes to the goldbeater
In sheets. He cuts it Into strips and runs
It through a set of rollers, which reduce
' the metal to a thin rlblmn about two and
a half inches wirt". The eonner eom.-s
from licrm.iny In Hie shape of long double
sheets of thin metal, and It, too, Is cut
Into strips and rolled. Alumnlum, copper,
composition nnrt white metal leaf nro
beaten unrtnr triphammers. Kach Is beaten
twice and tho triphammers beat the metal
Into foil in about an hour, so that each
workman can make about 20,000 leaves of
these baser metals a day. He could not
turn out 10,000 leaves of white metal, n,ol
of copper, 8,00(1 of nlutnnlum by hand,
nnd this advantage which the triphammer
beating ha over hand work, said Mr. Hess,
is all that enables the American goldbeater
to keep himself In the market so far as
alumnlum, copper, composition and white
metal leal tire concerned.
The llvelv hammers pound flakes of foil
out of the bonks in which tho leaf is form
ing, ami the workmen nre covered with
the white foil of alumnlum and the yellow
foil of copper nnd composition.
In the mummy room of the Field Colum
bian museum are mummies wrapped In
cloths and wearing masks heavily laid
with gold leaf, and Mr. Skllt says that
those samo mummies nro over 2.PH0 years
rti.i TMa elves some Idea of the antiouitv
rof the art; but It goes back even further
than that, lor arcnaeoiogisis nave iuuim
golil leaf on Jars and other household
utensils which wero mado 2,000 years be
fore Christ. , ,,
The art was well known In the times of
Homer and I'ltny, as any student of the
dead languages well knows, for both refer
to It. African travelers have found na
tives, who, though they had never heard
of white people, were quite expert In ham
mering out golrt Into thin sheets, llrass
workers claim that their art Is the oldest,
but the records and history show that tho
goldbeater hammered out bracelets, arm
lets and thin leaf as far back as know!-
Dentists' use cold leaf for filling teeth
b-couse gold will wold Into a solid mass
when cold. The dentists' gold lent Is put
through the shorter and mold, but Is taken
from the cutch, for they use heavier leaf
than guilders, tioouiuiiuers aim sign pauu
eiR. Chicago Itecord.
London I'unchi Now that hypnotism Is
In the air our conversation books will have
to bo remodeled, as thus:
flood morning. Havo you hibernated
Yes, I havo had a most successful trance
this winter. Have you laid up at all?
imlv a few days at Christmas. Just to
i escape the bills.
I Well, suit take my advice, old man, ami
I rent a prlvatu catacomb on the threa
1 years' system, It comes much cheaper In
i tho end nnd you save all your coal and
end in c:iv nnthillt tlf ctOtllCs.
We've started a Nirvana Club In our
neighborhood on tho toutlno principle, Tho
last person who wakes gets tho prize, un
less the llrst who comes to makes olf with
It Is capital, anyway, when you are tak
ing a tour. Saves all the trouble of sight
seeing. Von are Just packed ut and for
warded from place to place, with an, au
tomatlo kodak, which records everything
you visited. Try it!
Will, tome day, lly Jove, I must be off!
1'vo got to attend an amethyst concert,
And l'o got a mesmeric dinner party
on to-night, All the bores will be put in
glass cases and fed mechanically,
ilood-by, then. Sleep well!
A Mogul') log Show Window.
London Answers; One ot tho most exr
traordlnary devices for attracting custom
on record was that of a fruiterer In a Mid.
land town, instead of tho ordinary plate
glass a large number of rough magnifying
glasses formed the window. Seen through
one of these panes an orangu looked as
largo as a pumpkin and cherries as large
us apples, A great disadvantage at
taching tu this novelty was the fact that
at the distance of a few yards from the
window It was quite Impossible to see Into
the shop. Everybody knows that you must
hold a magnifying glass very close to the
eye to see anything through It. Neverthe
less, for some time, at all events, the en
terprising proprietor did a roaring trade.
Atchison, Kas., March 30. (Special). The
Ilutllngtou and Missouri river depot at
Highland stutlon. was destroyed by lire
last night. Several box-cars on an ad
joining track were also burned. Tho tire
orlglaatevl from e. defeotivtt due.
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UB81 ARM ROCKER,
cunc seat and back,.
ONE HUSBAND'S WAY.
From the Arcnnnut.
Ceylon Is a country where in.itrim.jni.il
I relations are apt to get a trltlo ati-auurt
I The usual opinion is that the cllmat" N
I mostly t fault. So It was gencralb iis
j sinned by a society Willi h could not afiurrt
1 to throw many stones indiserimiliately tli.1;
, the climate was to blumo for thu trouble
between tho Dextel'.s.
It appears, according to experts, that
j a. good deal depends on seasoning. The
( llrst two or three years are the trying one-..
'After that the matrimonial cart ma be
expected to go iiinoothlj . That Is wh
some nun tnatry daughters of the land, ir
I girls lioru on the Island, In preference to
I Importing wives from Home. The unmar
I rlod man Is wlte In his generation, and
i tries to avoid running risks.
IJut Ocxter had been t'uulish enough tu
become engaged to a gill at Home, and In
'due course ho luairicit her. This interest
ing event happened at tho end of his six
months' leave, and he came back with his
brand new bride and sit her down In the
midst of his plantation, Just as he would
have bi-ought a new kind of shrub, and ex
pected It tu grow naturally in its new sur
roundings. Hi- was ii reset veil, passionless sort of a
man, who had never wasted much thought
on tho other e., und it really dirt not oc
cur to him that ho was engaged In a risky
experiment. He knew something, and had
heard more, of what was going on around
him. Hut It did nut come within the
range of his Ideas that his wife should fol
low tho example of other men's wives.
.Mrs. Oexter was a very attractive Jlttle
body, as she speedily discovered. At llrst
she was rather taken aback by the novelty
of her position, and was shy with her hue
band's old friends. As for the women-folk
she was not long in sizing them up ami
putting them on a proper tooting. Hut with
the malo iMi'llun ot so. lety she was not so
exacting or discriminating. Anjlinw, as
tlmo Went on, the Dextit-s" house became
a gathering place for m ver.tl men, but very
few women. Iiexter himself did not seem
to notice the distinction. All he noticed was
that his wife kept up her spirits well after
the llrst Inevitable homesickness, and that
she never compl. lined of feeling lonely, ilo
was not a very observant man.
I If .Mrs. Dexter had been wise, sho would
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There is safety In numbers, and she really
meant no hat in, Hut the was yuung and
Inexiierleneed, and the Man was neither.
So that ho was clever enough to comprom
ise her eifecluully and to get his own way
up to a certain point. This happened
about six munths utter the arrival of the
little woman, mid at a tlmo when, an luck
would have It, Dexter was moio than us
The Man had connived to clear the Held
of rivals, Ho was not of a particularly nice
sort, though ho was on such good terms
with Mrs. Dexter. As regards jeputatlou,
hu was one of tho best hated men lit tho
district by husbands. And the strange
thing was that he was not a good looking
man, tin the central) , he was rather uuly.
1'erhaps it was his swagger und bounce
that proved so Irresistible..
It becauio u matter of courso for him
to bo In constant attendance on Mrs. Dex
ter. Not a day passed that they did not
spend almost entirely together, walking,
riding, or driving. The people In thu neigh
hoi hood looked on with Interim. They ex.
peeled n repetition of the old stoty. And
III thu nature ot things It happened that tho
husband was tho only poison Ignorant of
tho threatening tragedy.
Ono day, how over, Dexter was Mtddcnly
brought to his senses by u chaucu leuiark,
It was not Intended lor his eats, but hu
heard It and It went home. Ho followed
Its example, and having arrived ut his
own house, sat on the veranda nnrt constrt-i-red
tho situation for nn hour mid a half.
At the end of that time he luqulied for
his wife. She was out, us usual, with tho
.Man; and tho servant who answered his
question seemed to treat thu event us In
the usual order of things,
Dexter did not try to obtain tiny more
Information. He simply went to his room
and changed his clothes, rummaging about
us If In search of something. Then he
catno out, looking quite duel fill, lighted
a. cheroot, and asked which way Mrs. Dext
ter was likely to have gone. Having
learned this, he walked briskly In the di
In the meantime, Mrs. Dexter and the
Man were sitting together In u favotlte
dell, about half a mile away. She was
rapidly approaching the stage where folly
ends and guilt begins. Whether sho would
ever actually have transgressed is a deli
cato point. Sho had resisted the voice of
tho tempter tso far, gieutly to thu tempter's
They hud. In fact, i cached a positive
dltliculty. lie was gctlng rather ungry,
and sho was not exactly happy. So that
It was something of a relief to both of
them to hear some ono aoDroacblnir, They
NEW SPRING GOODS AT
Parlor Suits, new designs.
Parlor Suits, new designs
Parlor Suits, new designs
Baby Buggies, new designs
Bnliy Buggies, new designs
j Baby Buggies, new designs .
i Ingrain Carpets, new designs
Ingrain Carpets, new designs
1 Ingrain Carpets, new designs,
.Brussels Carpets, new designs
Brussels Carpets, new designs
Brussels Carpets, new designs
IrSeTIn case of sickness, loss of employ
ment, etc., we extend payments. No in
terest ever charged.
iKlthir of them looked to see Doxter. He
was supposed to be some miles away shoot
ing. t nfortiinately. their calculations were
wrong, for it happene I to be Dexter who
disturbed iheir s.ilvan solitude. He knew
his way well, and came Miumht into the
opening, to llnrt them sitting side by side
on a fallen tree. And when lie saw them,
!) stopped for a moment nnd lookisi at
them, a Bum smile on his face
i'lu-v both saw him at the same Instant.
The .Man jumped up Instantly, with an
oath. As lor .Mrs. Dexter, she ntteted ,i
slight scream. The husband was the cool
est of the three.
lie walked up to them slowly, with the
smile gradually etl'aring Itself. The Man
was far from happy, lie saw danger In
the pale face and steady eyes, and under
his swagger he was, like most of his class,
as arrant a coward as ever walked.
Mrs. Dexter simply sat still where she
was, her eyes glancing alternately from the
Man to her hn-tband, nnd l.ick again. After
her first exclamation she did not utter a
Dexter did not waste many words.
"Von confounded blackguard," ho said.
The man had expected something more
violent. Then, cur-llke. he began to pluck
up courage, lie even began to ewaggvl1 a
little, as usual, and stood up slralgliter.
lint Mrs. Dexter, who was watching him
closelv. noticed that Ills hand tteinbled as
he curled his mustache.
' I have been thinking the matter over,"
Dexter continued, "and It seems to me
that one or other of us Is superfluous. I
can onlv see the one way to settle the
dlllleuliv. Here we have a line, open spot,
well lighted, and III every way desirable.
We have also a couple of weapons, and,
in addition, a lady to give the signal."
As he spoke he produced from his coat
pockets a br.tre of lev elvers.
"They inn exai tly similar and both nro
lo.idid. l'r.iy examine them and make your
choice. Then wu will agrco to a distance
lie grasped both pistols by the barrels
and held them out to his opponent, looking
at him keenly the while. Aim. Dexter had
risen and walked up to th.in. Husband
and wife kept their eyes ilxed on tin- .Man s
Hut the man did not otl'er to take the
revolvers Into his hand. His swagger hart
gone. His checl.i shook like a Jelly fresh
from the mold, his lips worked convulsive
ly and his hands quivered. As Dexter
moved neaier lo him he drew hick, sin Ink
ing from the outstretched pistols us it their
barrels instead of th-lr butts were present
ed to him. ,, ,
And Dexter smiled.
Mrs. Dexter did not smile. Her face sud
denlv became crimson. Then, with an Ir
resistible Impulse, she clenched her list and
struck the .Man heavily across the mouth.
Vowurd!" she exelatmed.
The word seemed lo cut him like a knife.
He staggered b:n k it pace or two, gazed
blankly from ono lo tho other, and then
They llsti pert to his retreating footsteps
without speaking. Then Dexter quietly
put tho lovolvers back Into his pockets
and turned on tils heel to go home.
As he did so, he looked back over his
shoulder to where his wife stood, with her
face but led In her hands. ...
"Is there any reason why you should not
come with me?" ho asked.
She lifted her head, and fur a moment
her eyes Hashed with Indignation, und her
face became red with midden linger. Then
as quickly she subdued tho feeling.
"Von have the light to ask," sho an
swered humbly. "No, there Is no reason."
And then lie put his arm around her and
they went homo together, tl. F. 1),
Thn Cornhlll Magazine; It Is by no means
uecessar) to gu to Swiss hotels or foreign
health resorts to Hurt choice specimens of
Kngllsh "us she l. wrote." The notice,
"Any ono trespassing on these grounds
without permission will bo piose'Uteil,"
was posted up in Ireland, mid on that
giouiid may perhaps be excused, but the
following Intimation, which appeared some
years ago at an Hngllsh watering place,
was really alarming: "Visitors are cau
tioned against bathing within 1W yards of
this spot, several persons having been
drowned here lately by order of the mi.
thoritles." An lil.-li tramway exhibits the
misleading warning, "It Is dangerous to
walk on the line by order ot the directors."
A tricksy sprite seems to be ever at the el
bow of the trainer of warning und threat
ening notices. Tho following specimen was
to be seen by the side of tho high read
near Canterbury a year or two ago; it Is
probably still there; "Traction engines and
other persons taking water from this pond
will be prosecuted,"
I'nlted States Treasurer Moigan yester
day mailed 20,000 checks, aggregating jl.
MS.IGS In payment of Interest due April,
on Unite-' Hiutes i per cent consols of
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riii: tvitoM; r.mii:i:i,i.A.
And the Charming rieatiiro 11ml Mndo n
1'ilss Over It.
From the lincago Tribune.
mil- was young an i pr-uy, wun a nany
mouth and a wnite forelieaa which niod
isilv leiicated under her wavy hair. She
was evidently neiir the stopping place, for
she had turned in her seat and was watch
ing for It. At last she turned and tool; up
Hie umbrella which was propped against
the seat. As her eye fell on it a change
passisl over her face.
"Why, this Isn't my umbrella!" she
The other p.isscngets became Interested
"The woman who sat next to you got
out a block or two back," said the man
with the vociferous tie. "Sho hud an um
brella." "Why. she must have taken mine nnd
left her old one behind! Conductor. I
think It very odd that you failed to notice
It. It was a lovely silk one with a twisted
silver bundle, and 1 only got It at Christ
"Very sorry, ma'am, said the conductor,
"but folks usually curry their own umbrel
las, and I"
"It Is a high-handed outrage," said tho
old gentleman In the sill; hat, "and It Is
my belief that the street car companies are
none too good to be In collusion with rob
beis." "1 know a l.idv who was suro that her
pocket was picked In one of thee ears not
more than a year ago," said the woman In
the old-fashioned wrap.
"It was such a lovely umbrella, too; the
"Vou should notify the pollco nt once,
mridatn," said the old gentleman.
"I just shuil. Stop at the next corner,
"And here Is my card In case you should
require a witness," said the old gentleman,
"tho thief was doubtless tho woman
"I didn't like the looks of her a bit when
she llrst got in," said the woman In the
Tho victim mose to go, expressing her
opinion of the thief, the conductor und
the car company as sho did so.
"Hadn't you better take this umbrella
anyhow, ma'am?" said the conductor.
"Tho Idea! Why 1 wouldn't bo seen car
lylng such an old thing. No. thn street
car company Is welcome tu that also," iiml
sho laughed hvsteUeully ns she stepped
Hum the car.
"Let me sec," sho said, as she Mood on
tho crossing, "t wonder which way I ought
to gu to reach the pollen station." As she
stood, undtcldeil, shu was elected by u
"Oh, Katie," she cried, "I havo lost my
lovely new umbrella!"
"Vou have done nothing of the kind," re.
piled Katie ciossiy. "Vou left It In my
loom, as usual, when jou wero there mi
"Hut what umbrella was "
"And what 1 want to know Is, where Is
the umbrella, that you tool; by mistake
Horn the rack in the hall us you went out?
It belonged to the. new. boarder, an old
maid from St. Louis. She said she had
been warned about those boarding house
thieves before she eaine, and I could only
prevent her giving Hie police a description
of you by coining right after the umbiella.
U hero Is It?"
"Oh, Katie, what shall I do? I told the
conductor that I wouldn't carry the old
thing. It Is In that cur."
And sho pointed to it, a mere speck on
the rails; the lulndriips pattered sottly
down on her lovely new bonnet.
Mii:i:r imuwkv of i.ta(;o.ma,
!iiiiucne 1'locks Owned l,y Kurnpeati
Comp. inlet It. Huge of AnlniuU.
Down In l'tinta trenns, n port on
Terra del Fuego Island, there Is much
enthusiasm uwr the sheep Industry,
says u writer In tho New York Sun. A
manager for a French vonipnuy, owning;
something over 100,000 sheep, with the
necessary horses, said that they mndo
i! ftiincs (about t;o cents) on every heart
dear of ull expenses from tho sale of
wool alone. The Increase of the lambs
averaged about 00 per cent of tho ewes,
und this was uu additional prollt. When
told that estimates made up the const
called for 100 per ivnt increase, he re
plied that that could be hud only when
labor was abundant enough to euro for
the Iambs when llrst dropped. The lamb
ut birth does not know anything not
even lis own mother. Such helpless be
ings need great cure, though after a
week or so they require no more atten
tion. The loofi-wooled varieties, ot sheep.
$12.50 worth $20.00 H khhLfil SI
20.00 worth 35.00 M uif CI
30.00 worth 45.00 nl ilij j
5.00 worth S.00 felj&13B2l
8.00 worth 12.00 ir ibhh .LiL-ffl
10.00 worth 15.00 B "jsl
25c-worth 35c Efefflgggelb
35c worth 45c If itfw?1"8?1- O
50c worth 65c w Jfefcw""!
. ... 50c worth 65c IP Pi-r-ttylj'nl
. ... 65C worth 80c Y'CiIj J$ik.ll
. ... 75c worth 90c W.y m&fel
with plnsB, hard
wooil, UUo cut,
worth SlSI.oO, . .
jStftaf Mrh ti-'.&5
are in favq- there. .V cnmmmi ewo will
w. Ig.li I'tiitu 100 t' IV) p..ui.,ls in the fall.
The low. st .ivci'iiK- el vvii.i sheared la
said to be m v in p. .tin. is n he.i. A print
ed tnlilo nf si.it i.-tli's vvhii h the manager
iiii-ried showed that tin- av.-rage vield m
IS'.i in all tin- Argentine was 1.1 pounds,
while that of the United St ites was ex
actly that of the lowest yield of Ills
Hock seven pounds. Ills range wun
considered poorer than tho average, but
It hml .sustained two sheep per hectare
(two and a half acres).
The one disease to which 3'u.tngonla
sheep nre liable Is the soab. This Is kept
tinder by dipping them lu .various kltuH
of baths, the expense fur h.ith runnlm;
Horn $M to 00 gold per year fur every
1,000 .sheep. Tho next greatest expense Is
for the killing of panthers. A common
night's work of a panther is thu killing
of sheep lo the value of $100 gold. Kvery
shepherd, therefore, carries a carbine,
und must be supplied with all tho car
tridges he wants. These lilies soil for
less miuiiv In l'tinta Arenns stores than
lu New Voii; gun shops, but the annual
expense for rtlles and cartridges uit some
ranches runs up to hundreds of dollars.
Foxes nnd a species of wildcat make
linvoo with the young lambs, and so
these must he exterminated, too. What
with liunliiig diivvn vt-rmiu nnd looking
nftor tho sheep to keep them on the
tango and to dip them for the scab, the
French manager has to employ n. man
lor evury 2,fi00 idieep In his Uuclt. Oil tin
whole, his Hocks, numbering a little over
100,000 sheep, cost I he company 200,000
I runes (about JK'.OOO) per year, while the
t-nle of the lust clip yl-lded 500,000 francs
(about $100,000), and the price was tut
hit;)). In his judgment It would bo a
very poor business man who. after start
ing with it good otttllt and 1,000 owes on
the I'.uagnnia range, did nut attain an
Incouifl of $20,000 Kohl a jctir at the end
of ton years.
AN INNOVATION IN" '
'Hid Illectiic Hell to Dispell." With the
I'agib on the floor.
From the Chicago Tlmcs-lletald.
Dining the leciss of congress some
chuugob nie to be made lu the hall of the
bouse of iciuesentatlves. one decided Im
provement IS 10 be ell'ected lit the IllStillli v
of Joe Cannon, of Illinois. During the clos
ing hours of the late session Mr. Cannon,
seiitied the adoption of a resolution appro,
pruthur tl.tn", or as much us may be nec
essary, for the put pose of Introducliur the
elicttin bell system In tho house. In the
new order of things eueh member will Und
at his desk a push button, with which he
may call a pave from the lobby near by,
thus doing away with the presence of twen
ty or thlity pages on the floor and tho old
fashion of calling them when needed. These
pages are all the tlmo bustling about the
Hour, vastly adding to the general eonfu.
slim and careless membei's attract Tnelr
attention by clapping luudly, often to the
su-lous interruption of the men who lira
addressing the lioiiie, It has rieuuontly
been noticed that the new members havo
iiilstnluu ihesu signals for applause tu
honor of their remarks. These members
will bo likely lu miss the old system, but
every one else agrees that It Is high tlmu
modern methods were Introduced for thu
purpose of mitigating to some extent tho
nuisance of disorder nnd confusion on the
floor ot tho house.
Story nt the I'rbuc-n of Widen.
The following pretty story Is told of the
1'iiliccss ot W'utis, to Illustrate her know),
edge of housewifely duties: Thn prluce
visited an old prutcge of heis, living In one
of the eoltaiiin at Saiidrlngliam. The good
dame was Knitting a stocking, und the
princess took it out ot her bund, saying:
"Vou can't do the heel us fast m I can."
And she sat and chatted with the old lady,
knitting the nuttlc-t heel poisibli. It li
needl. ss to say that su.-ie.l stocking is
treasured in a drawer with the ueedlis.Just
as the princess lell them. The siory Is all
right enough In lis way, but the poslnilst
would be Inclined to believe that It vviu an
excellent display of advertising cnterprtso
on tho part o( the good dame, and that
already that royal stocking has been sold
to at least a score of idle hunters.
The president has made all necessary
arrangements to remove to Woodley Mon.
day If the weather is tavorabie. It is his
purpose to make frequent visits to tho
White House, not connnliiir them to eii.
inet days, but, coming to town whenever
the state o( public. bu;lui regoilxes tu
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