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fell. wedding
solemnity
church
Babb
united the- M:^|
Matthews
John We?tmoreland Cryms?
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The stately ediiice lends itsth j
Hially as a ?ettir?? for a wedding j
I d oiuthis occasion the entire int?Por
of the I church was transformed1
^vith the consummate skill of an
artist fiar.d into a scene of unspeak
able loveliness. Against a background
of white which covered the
3)]atform. baptistry ar.tf choir lol
Southern smilax w^s gracefully arranged.
Handsome ferns and stately
palms were effectively used on eithci
side and as a back ground, and jus'
above the baptistry was suspended a
huge bouquet of snowy chrysanthe'
irnums showered with satin ribbons
and swansonia, from whicbfc'gracefu!
streamers of airy tulle depended on
either side to smaller bouquets of the
chrysanthemums and fern. The on
tire scene was outlined with myriad
of lighted tapers. To the end of eac'i:
pew was attached a graceful bouque
of white gladioli and fern tic. I vrltl
a tulle bow, giving a r 3tty outline
to the crash covered aisles dow:which
the bridal party were to come
Miss Mazie Dominick rendered at"
enjojrafo]e preiiuptial music:! pro
gram, with trombone and violin at
companiments by Mr. Comstock anc
Mr. Daniels, respectively. The pro
gram consisted of Barcarolle fror <
"Tales of Hoffman," Minuet in <
by Beethoven, besides several ol
yet ever new, love songs. Mrs. E. Y
J5abb ?3^g "I Love You Truly," an'
"0 Promise Mc," prior to the cert
mony.
In the solemn hush that precede;
the entrance of the bridal, parry, th
clear notes of Lohengrin's Biids
Chorus pealed forth as the usher
Messrs. Jr.o. M. Kinard, Jr., Joh
?loyd, Wm. S. Matthews and AlfreC.
Matthews, came in panz down o~
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posii? busies ana xaos rneir places o"
either side of / the rostrum. Thecame
two bridesmaids. Miss Mar
Alyxuer Matthews, Leesville, an
Mks Sophie Neel Crotwell. Thes
were followed by Messrs Stanley B?
ker of Greenwood, and Will Ma*
thews, brother of the bride; MrJulia
Walker of Charleston and Mi?
Bertha Oallman; T. L. Coleman oGreenwood
and Harry Bolton oJ
Greenwood; Miss May Tarrant o
Newberry and Miss Houseal of New
berry; Brice Barksdale of Greenwoo
and Davis Kerr 6f Abbeville.
The bridesmaids wore beautil'r
powns of pink silver-cloth with ove*
draperies of silk lace. Grec'an. bar
dean:;' encircled their hair and thecarried
huge arm bouquets of deepink
Killarncy roses.
The dames of honor, Mesdamer
W. S. Matthews and A. C. Matthews
entered next with the little ring bear
cr, Clai? Sue Matthews, who was at
.tired as a miniature bride in duchesr
satin with hand-made roses and wear
ing a tulle veil. She carried the ring
in vh*1 colonial bouquet which she
carried.
The maids: of honor, Miss Grac<
Wilbur and Miss Alice annon, r?ey
entered. They were gowned i
lovely creations of white silvar-clotl
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overdraped with silk lace, and their
flowers were pale pink roses.
7h?-n came the flower girl?, little
Martha Nuell Summer and Lilla
To-mstone, pictures of childish beauty
in their frocks of pink georgette
i trimmed with hard made roses, an-J
carrying baskets of pink roses.
The bride entered with her father,
j Mr. IS. C. Matthews, and they were
joined at the altar by the groom and
his best man. Mr. Sam McDanie! of
Atlanta. Ami in the midst of a large
assemblage of loving relatives and
friends the marriage vows were taken
which made this young couple
mill cr?<^ urVlilo r'hp cn'f'} xfm !ns
of "Traumerer' were played.
The bride's gown was r. wonderful
creation of lustrous bride'? satin with
point lace trimming-s anu court train
with lace medallion inserts. Her
flowers were a shower bouquet of
brides roses end vailvy lilies. Her
reil wa:3 of real lace caught from a
! *oroncT of orange blorsoms worn by
(her mother at her wedding. Ker
">n!y ornament was a hahdsome dianiond
bar pin, the gift of the groom.
>he made a heauiful picture of girli
ish gTace and loveliness. To the triI
imphant notes of Mendelsrohn's
wedding march the party marched
from the church.
Afte4* the wedding a reception was
held at the beautiful home of the
bride's parenis. The hame \v::s
>dornvd in masses of pink and white
cses and carnations and ferns. The
olor si-heme of the reception hall
vas white and green, and in ih?
raw'ng room where the bridal oarjy
?ceived the decorations were of
vhite roses and carnations with
learning* candles in crystal c^r.iela,
-ra. The living room, where the reg tov
Vpnt u-ji? >n r.ink roses anti
i th's room also were a nair of rare
(1 crystal vases, which had belonged
) the bride's great grandmother or
?r mother's side. These were fille<
ith Mexican tube roses.
The dining room was beautiful :' i
alley lilies, ferns and tapers in cry
*1 candelabra. The bride's tab.
*as centered with mirror, surround
i by lilies of the valley and reflectig
the valley lilies arranged in show r
effect from the cut glass chande-|
"ier.
A tempting course was served by
'"ss Grace Summer, Mrs. Nat Gist.
* .. nad Mrs. Douglas Hornsby, and
; reiving in the dining room were
Irs. S. P. Crotwell and Miss Pauline
vichardson. An ice course with cake
j :as served upstairs in the room
here the handsome presents were
j iisplaved.
Mrs. A. C. Matthews and Mrs.
-ryir.es received in the vestibule ajtid
[ "?e parents of the bride received in
he hall. Punch was served sy
1 lesdames Swink of Woodruff, Rr.lph
Saker. J. Y. McFail' and Elizabeth
.Miros.
Mrs. Cvynies h the only daughter
f Mr. and Mrs. Budi C. Matthews
>f Newberry and is ioved by a lar:rt
irele of friends. She is z highly accomplished
young woman, having
ttended Converse college and iinish?ng
her education at the Abby school
..in Washington, D. C.
The groom is the son of Mrs. T. J.
Zxymes of Greenwood. He is a pracicing
attorney of. that city, havir.g
;ompleted the course at Erskine, takng
the lavr course at Soutn Carolina
miversity, after which he took a post
Taduate course in law at Harvard.
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The young couple left for a bridal
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BENEATH THE GOLDEN RODS
From The Herald and News of October
1, 1891.
Beneath the gulden rod. the entwining
ivy and beautiful orange
blossoms, they plight their troth, by
tho Rev. Dr. Schaeffer, of the Lutheran
church, assisted by the Rev. Dr.
Wright, of the Baptist church, the
words are spoken which unite two
hearts in pne?and
; "there's nothing half so sweet in
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Jt was a gray and happy assemblage.
The wedding garments were on;
the marriage feast was near at hand.
The Luheran church was the place of
the scene, and Tuesday evening the
time. Mr. B. C. Matthews and Misr.
Clara Crotwell, the beautiful anr:
charming daughter of Mr. J. A. Crotwell
were united in the holy bond? of
wedlock. And they were attended
by thirteen gallant young men. and
as many lovely maidens, all arrayed
in pure white. It was a beautiful
scene to look upon. The church was
artistically and tastefully decorated.
A triple arch of bright fresh green
cn-<r?Hpri with o-nldpn sur
rounded the altar, beneath which assembled
the bridal party, and the
happy young couple plighted the!?
troth. The railing was artistically
draped in white and entertwined
with ivy. Upon either side of the
chancel were Stands of rare hot house
plants in bloom. The pulpit was
banked with exquisite roses and back
of it were beautiful ferns and palms.
The alcove showed a delicate tracery
of ivy, and in the center, at the top,
and on either side hung baskets of
trailing vines, and beneath the center
basket in the alcove was the unito*
heart of handsome natural flowers,
emblematic of the occasion. Upon
the whole the church was very pret-'
til? decorated and the \effect was
oiensing to the. eyeThe
church was full down stairs
rnd upstairs. In fact we might say
' the world and his wife were there."
'"hcv came early and had patience to
v*ait. Every one loves to see a beaul
ful marriage.
The bridal party arrived promptly
at 9 o'clock, and as they reached
the doors the organ pealed forth the1
grand march of the "Cujus Aninia,"
::r.d as the bride entered the church
the tones were modulated into the ?arrJliar
time of "Faithful and True,"
from Lohengrin. And as the party
retired Mendelssohn's wedding march,
was beautifully rendered." Mrs. Peter
Robertson presided at the organ.
A special lady reporter has fur-j
nished The Kerald and -News a tie- j
scription of the costumes of the la-1
dies of the bridal party, and it is
given herewith: j
The ushers were W. A. Fant, J. E.
Cn/iff TT Weftin nm] TO. R ]\Tir
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tin. all in fall dress. The
groom marehcd up the Ki.'-le on
the arm of Mr. P. G. Eliesor. who
was best m^n. The bride ' came in
with Miss Alice Cannon, and the
two joined each other in iron1 .<>** the
chancel.
The bridi' was handsomely ettired.
in a white India silk en traine, trimmed
with chiffon lace, and jworc a
wreath of orange blossoms and a
beautiful silk tulle bridal veil. She
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ai?o wore a magnificent necklace of
diamonds. She was a beautiful
bride. . ^
Mr. P. G. El'esor aetvd as best man
and Miss Alice Cannon as best lady.
Miss Canncn wore a handsome broi
ended silk trimmed in festoon Sow-!
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ers of exquisite lace. Pearl orn-a-'
rner.ts.
Mr. Foster Martin with Miss M.'n-.
nio Matthews of EdsroHekl. ir. a, love-}
lv dress of white silk. Ornaments of,
pearl.
Mr. S. E. Brown and Miss Mamie ,
' Clardy of Laurens. Miss Clirdy wore .
| a beautiful white ;:-.:ik. with orna-!
! meets of pearl. ; !
! Dr. L. B. Haigler with .Miss Carrie.'
jDeWalt, of Prosperity. Elegant cos-; 1
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nied with lace and ribbons. Diamond
| ornaments. ; ]
! Mr. Jonks H. Robertson with Miss1 i
I.aura Blease. She wore a pretty '
China silk, white jeweled chiffon. '
Diamond ornaments.
! Mr. F. L. Bynum with Miss Marie |
Wright, of Donnalds. Surah silk. 3
lace and natural flowers. Pearl or-j ,
. naments. | (
Mr. J. D. Davenport with Miss !
Willie Cozby. She wore a combina- J
tion henrietta and white satin, with;'
lace trimmings. Orname.i's, opr.l. jj
j Mr. W. G. Mayes with Miss Malliej j
Wheeler. This young lady wore a.
lovely costume of China silk, fes- ,
tooned with forget-me-nots and mai-! j
den hair ferns. Ornaments, pearls '
and sapphires. ; '
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Mr. R. H. Wearn with Miss Nan-J 1
nie Mayes. Dress of white silk, withj
natural "flowers?elegant in its sim-j <
plicity. Diamonds. ; l
Dr. George Summers of Orange-: i
burg, with Miss Carrie Maffett of Sil-! 1
verstreet. This young iady wore a!'
dress of dotted China silk wih hand-^
some Llama trimmings. Princess cos-j
tume. Diamonds and rubies. j ,
Mr. S. J. Wooten with Miss Tillaji
Boozer. White Bedford cord, Mara- j <
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bout trimmings. Ornaments, tur- j <
quoise and pearls.
Mr. D'. S. EUesor with Eoline Mer- !
chant. Crepevde chine and henriet-jj
ta; lace trimmings. Ornaments, dia- j<
nlonas. \ J j
Jas L. Kennerly with Miss Addie I i
Caldwell. Silk henrietta and chiffon j I
Vofn-rcil flnnrovQ snH diamonds. ! i
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After the ceremony about two hun-; ^
dred invited guests? assembled at the j
Crotwell hotel where a bountiful re-, ,
past was spread and pleasure and! ,
good will hel<?liigh carnival-until past! <
-12 o'clock. The supper was prepared. <
by Mr. and Mrs. Stewart, and a very; *
elegant one it was. The tables were j1
very pretty and the decorations up-^
on the walls spoke of -the festive oc-j '
casion. \
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The Herald ?and News wishes the j ?
young coupl^.p happy life of useful-1
ness. * j j
What is bfcfieved to be the largest I ]
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camera in the world is owned by a!,
scientist in Chicago. The camera, ,
body is" 9 feet, 4 inches wide, 20 feet \
Jong, when fully- extended, and 6 feet i
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nign. l ne lens cost $i,ouu anu to;
12 inches in diameter. All moving1 5
parts run on roller bearings. The;
plate weighs "nearly 500 pounds when 1
loaded and a derrick is used to put
it into the camera. The plates are 8
inches wide and weigh more than 200,
nounds. Avman enters the camera;
to dust the plates. !
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The Order of Railway Telegraphers
will establish in St. Louis a njutual
bank capitalized at $500,000. I
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NEVER FOB SALE
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Three Things Which Are Not Put ?
on the Market. j
Heaitn, Happiness and Love Inpos- '
sible to Acquire for a Price?
Error Some Wo men Make.
"J>on'r cry. Anne, darling: he isn't ;
worth it. Yon were too kind and ;
generous t<> him." ;
Thus di<l a niothrr endeavor to ,
soothe her daughter, who had just j
been "thrown over** by the man on ;
whom she had spent the greater part
>f h?>r earnings during ten of the fourteen
months they had been engaged.
The circumstances wnieii leu up iu
!>er giving l.im money were excep- j
rional. but Anne is by no means the
!>nly overloving girl who has foolishly
thought she could buy a genuine lover, i
t contributor ro an eastern periodical i
writes.
When the gentleman in question |
first h^l:ed tlie giW to be his wife, he ,
thought she was a dear little girl, who
rould earn a little, and. as he had a
soft job himself, the picture ?>? a home j
Wd vrife seemed very alluring. But. j
\v carelessness, he lost his position, ;
After a week or two of doing nothing,
lie hinted that it was n<it fair to hold f
*ier to the engagement.
If she had fallen in with his sug- j
rest ion and taken her freedom, in all j
-.robability he would soon haTe got :
some fresh work rather than lose her.
Rut the poor, too-loving girl generously
agreed to keep htm in necessities
till he got a place.
The average man might .have he rirred
himself to repay this kindness.
">ut even the decent-natureri men are |
lpt to value at nothing that which j
"hey get for nothing. The girl who J
rives freely of her affection.. and !
throws in money with the bargain, is j
ir-m) H i- t*n(ro r' o c nritVOnO* '
i^uau,? i r^a.urn ?,-? uvuiu,^,.
Xot only so, but in supplying a j
nan with money a girt robs him of !
rhe best pnrt of his manhood, any very !
)ften lie turns against her jnst be
^ause she has so robbed lilm.
There arc, of course, some circum- j
stance in which a girl may wisely }
iffer a little monetary assistance to '
ter sweetheart, hut even then, instead
of buying an extra supply of
iffpction from hhn, she is running the
risk of being forced ro receive Mutation
love instead of the genuine
article.
Take the true case of a young girl j
ivho was not particularly pretty or j
attractive, but always had plenty of
uen to take her out. Yet never o.nc-e j
lid she become engaged. Her1 friends j
^ould not understand why. until It
:-ame out that she had always paid
'or her share of the outing, and kept
;he various young fellows supplied j
svlth cigarettes, ties, socks and other j
:hings dear to the heart oC men.
She was trying to buy a lover, but i
:n reality was only paying heavy in- J
bailments on a broken heart.
Real men don't use the frail shpullers
of a woman in order to climb
ffp's ladder of success. The.v glory
n feeling that they have <ione it all
ihemselves. Even the worst of men
ivill 'shrink when a girl first offers
.herrf money, but the taking of it is.
mfortunately, a habit thaV is soon
acquired and very hard to break.
How often do we hear of lovers
swindling their girls out of quite large
mms of money and then leaving them
n the lurch? Do we not wonder how
>n earth a girl can he so foolish as
o lend her savings? One need not
yonder, once one knows the trick.
The' nmn swindler who is out to get
noney gcverally has some'in* hand,
v III oh lie uses as a bait. He will take
i girl out; if he finds she has any
'apital worth having, he begins to
;piash his dollar or two about, and.
vithout .actually saying so. gives the
mpression that he has plenty.
Then when she has grown fond of
lim. and he Is sure of his power over
jor. he' Tells some plausible tale?
>Ither his firm has forgotten his qnarerly
check, or the bank is closed, or
>erhaps he will say he has just
)ought a house. This last makes her
leart beat with hope.
"Oh, I <^an let you hav? some money.
Do let me lend yon some,"' says the
rirl. thinking she will he endeared to
lim by her generosity, and also glad
o help the man she loves.
Much depends on how mnch he
lopes to get eventually whether or
sot he accepts her first offer, bur he
:enerally accepts loans from her until
;he has nothing left, and then he
eaves her.
<in innfh fnr the rosrne man.
Since the fellow who Is really worth
virile is also apt to become demoralzed
by being financed by Ids sweetleart,
the very cruelest thing: she can
!o 5s either to offer money or encouricre
him to ask for ir. The three
hings we cannot buy are health, hapdness
and love.
The Game of Cemetery.
Adele. aged three, was. Traveling
cross the continent, and observing
nany new sights from the train winlows.
There were rivers and bridges
nd tunnels and graveyards to be ex/
ilained. The latter had especially im
tressed nor. Later, on traversing me
oaclies on the way to the diner, her
ttention was caught by two passen;ers
intently maneuvering ivory chessn
en.
"Oh. mother!" whispered Adele in
turrur. ".See those men playing a
:ame with a cemetery!"?Judge.
One Year'3 Turnout.
Goods manufactured in the United
states during 1S&U had & value of $02,iJy,20-,00U.
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PELICAN A NAUGHTY BiRD
"Trout Hog" !s Charge Mads Against '
Him by Professor of University
of Illinois.
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Excitement is rii> in the wild an- ;
iir.al community oi* the Yellowstone
National park since the c audal about !
ill*. Pelican iteeived public attemiou. 1
The ducks are quacking about it. the !
squirrels :<!>? chattering it and the bobeats
are scattering it broadcast iu !
their shrill voices.
Throughout all ihe whispe's anu \
nudges of neighbors as he passes. Mr. J
Pelican maintains his stately mien, |
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seemingly uiicousciuu?* m m?- ji-<? j
of Jie multitude. His actions would !
indicate he si ill holds his valued place j
in the community.
His trouble started with rhe charge ,
by Prof. Harry B. Ward, head of the
department of zoology of the L'niver- '
sity of Illinois, that lie is a "trout hog"
and violator of all the tenets 01" good
sportsmanship. Proof of these charges
prooaWy will mean that Mr. Pelican j
*vi!l become an outcast with every- j
one'.> door closed to him and every- j
one's hand against him.
Professor Ward is conducting an
exhaustive investigation for the federal
buieau of fisheries at Lake Yel-.
lowstone in Yellowstone National |
park as to the relationship between j
fiie pelican and the trout supply. His j
investigation. ; which has been pro- !
grossing several weeks, will continue ;
through the present season.
The flock of pelicans that live and j
breed on Lake Yellowstone numbers j
about 4I.K). They 'summer" aristocrat- J
ically at the lake, feasting on the ;
best the laud affords, from spring un
til September, then go to their winter j
resorts along the Gulf of Mexico.
The bird diets almost exclusively on !
fish, atid, so far hs the Yellowstone
and other Rocky mountain lakes ami
Ar1 fl??o ntAono
UlC CUlUTllirii, (Alio ;aug v* i
clusively on trout. He estimates that j
the 400 peileans consume more trout j
than are taken during an entire sea- j
son by sportsmen.
The pelican is no respecter of size 1
limits or open seasons, Professor Ward !
charges. He declared he had seen a I
platoon of 36 pelicans ranged across :
a stream in regular formation, prey
ing on the trout as they swam up>to i
spawn. Hitherto the stream had I
yielded tn.ut eggs, by the millions, hut !
hatchery men this year could gather '
only a fraction of the normal amount, j
Tho fact is granted that Mr. Peli- J
can's home life is above reproach. He
is a good provider, a good husband
and father <ind is strictly monogam- ;
ous. For the 400 birds in the lake j
flock, there are Just 200 nests, one for j
each couple and one mate for each !
bird. There are no "triangles" Jn the
Yellowstone "400."
If further investigations Justify it,
Professor Ward will ask the federal
government to liar the pelican as summer
visitors from the park, Meteors.
Meteors ordinarily become visible j
at a height 'of 100 miles above the j
earth, but are generally dissipated be- j
lore reaching 25 miles from the surface.
About one-ihird of the number
of eleineutal substances which go to
make up the earth's crust are found
as constituents of meteors, among
these being iron, sulphur, sodimn calcium.
chlorin, carbon, etc. Usually
the bulk is stone, but often there je
a mixture of stone and iron, and in a
few instances iron predominates. A
meteor falling through the air is accompanied
by a peculiar sound and
frequently it explodes after striking
the eartfc, Those which strike the
earth comprise only a small proportion
of the total number that fall.
Meteors always seem to be falling
downward because when they come
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they are drawn toward it and are set
afire by friction with the atmosphere.
Individual particles of a meteoric
stream ;are too small to he
seen with most telescopes, as they
move in an interplanetary space, and
it is only when .they approach earth
and become luminous that we are
aware q/ their existence.
Oklahoma.
Oklahoma had its beginning S8 years
ago. when Indian territory was formed
as a permanent hom^ for the redskins.
The Cherokees were removed to the
future prosperous state in 183T>, and
were soon followed by the Choctaws.
fhiHrnsflws and Seminoles.
These constituted the five civilized
tribes. Many of their descendants
have become wealthy and influential
citizens.
In addition to the "five civilized
tribes" other Indians were given
lands in the territory. In 1S&> the
Creeks ceded the western part of
their territory, and the Seminoles all
of theirs to the United States,, and
these were incorporated with No
Man's Land into the territory of Oklahoma.
Indian territory maintained a separate
government under its original
form until 190(), when it was incorporated
with Oklahoma and admitted
as a state of the Union.
Phonograoh Postcards.
To enable people to send their
voices to their friends through the
mails is the ambition of three French
inventors, who have united their in
gemiity in the production of a waxlike
material called "sonorine," which
may be spread upon a postcard.
Spoken messages may Jt is said, be
impressed upon the pr pjired cards by
placing them in a phonographic apparatus,
into which the sender speaks.
The recipient has only to put it
through a receiving phonograph in order
to bear the voice yt his friend.
HELPED OUT MOTHER NATURE
Venetian Women Went to Som?
Pains to Acquire Hair of Tint
Greatly Admired.
Some ungallant bookworm has du^
un a scandal that Sappho was bald.
There are nut wanting grounds tor
the suspicion :'iat Queen Elizabeth's
red wig concealed a nude scalp.
As for the thrice lovely Mary Queen
oi s< (jrs. sin? actually wore a wig when
she went ;r? have her head cut off.
and she |el: a suspiciously large colleclam
of wigs behind her.
Hie lovely and naughty Queen Margot.
wife of Henry IV, kept a train
of pi?ges with yellow hair for the replenishment
of her wigs.
H<?w much trouble the Venetian
women took to acquire the reddish
hirsute tint that is admired in the
pictures of Titian may be judged from
this account written by an Italian
chronicler in 1589:
"The bouses of Venice are commonly
crowned with little constructions
in wood, resembling a turret without
a roof. At the base rhese lodges or
boxes are formed of masonry and covered
with a cement of sand and lime
to protect them from rhe rain. It, is
in these that the Venetian women may
be set?i as often as, and indeed oftener
than, in their chambers; it Is there
that, with their heads exposed to the .
lull ardor of the suu, during whole
days they strain every nerve to augment
their charms.
"Seared there, they keep on wetting
their hair with a sponge dipped in
some elixir of youth. They wear on
their heads a straw hat without a
crown so that the hair, drawn through
the opening, may be spread upon the
borders: this hat doing double duty aa
a drying line for the hair and a para
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svi it/ pi uirvi cur: iirau uuu iu\,^.
And consider the Koidud matrons
who used to blondine their "crowning
glory" with a mess of decomposed
leeches.
The Rural Appeal.
To be out of doors is the normal
condition of the natural man. At
some period of our ancestral life, so
dim in our thought but so potential
In our temper, disposition
and physique, we have all lived, so to
speak, in the open air; and although
city-born and city-bred we turn to the
country with d, instinctive feeling
that we belong there. There are? a
few cockneys to whom the sound Of
Bow Bells is sweeter than the note of
the bluebird, the resonant clarion of
chanticleer or the far-off bleating of
sheep; but to the immense majority .
of men these roises are like sounds
{hat were familiar in childhood. I
have sometimes thought that the deepest
charm of the country lies in the
fact that it was the hoine and playground
of the childhood of the race,
and, however long some of us have '
been departed from it, it stirs within
us rare memories and associations
which are imperishable. The .lowiztg
of the cattle coming home at night- ?
fall; the bleating of sheep on the hillside
pastures; the crowing of the cock,
are older than any Unman speech
which now exists. They were ancient
sounds before oor oldest histories were
written. T know of nothing sweeter ^
to the man who comes out of the heat ^1
and nofse and dust of the city in midsuinnier.?H.
W. MaJ)ie.
Credulochemistry.
Of- all the "scientific" titbits dished
up by our newspaper chefs, none -enjoys
more pfrenriial popularity than
thp iliscoverv of rhe "lost art" of hard
enlng copper. Only ;ately our foremost
journals were devoting columns
to the World war veteran who, finding
in an ashcan some leaves of an old en-'
cyclopedia dealing with an ancient
metallurgist and his success in hardening
copper, fell to experimenting on
his own account, with .the result that
his process was bought by Judge Gary
for ?1.000,000 in cash plus 2 cents per
pound royalty. A modest and retiring
denial subsequently appeared. For
such newspaper crookery Chemical and
Metallurgical Engineering suggests the
apt name of credulochemistry, while
the Engineering and Mining Journal
intimates that the press might vary its ?
menu by creating unbreakable glass
for milk bottles and petrified wood for
construction purposes. Certainly these
would prove no less digestible than
copper?even hardened copper.?Scientific
American. ^ ^
Had Good Reason for Smile. 1
.Tohn E. Milligan, chief clerk of the
public utilities commission, breezed
into his office Monday in high spirits.
A broad smile adorned his face and
he went about his work with the alacrity
of a man who has just inherited a
fortune. ,
His fellow-workers began to confer
with one another as to the probable
cause of the chief clerk's jubilation.
"I'll bet he just got a ton of coal,"
suggested one young statistician.
"Maybe he struck a gold mine out
in his Maryland farm," another said.
Later in the day the truth leaked
out. Milliaran had become the papa
of an eight-pound baby boy.?Washington
Star.
Lifeboats on Rails.
Lifeboats arranged on deck* on rails,
so that they can be run to that part of
the ship from which launching Is possible.
are features of the new steamship
Mecklenburg, claimed to be the
last word '.n safety ships, which has
just made lie7- initial trip between
Folkestone snd Flushing.
In many cases of disaster at sea It
has been found impossible to launch
all of the boats on a ship because of
the list. By this new device this <flfftculty
is *ald tw overcome, ^
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