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WOMAN AND HOME.
Iem Ytsaciseo Lady Who Has Ovor Six
Feet of Hair.
Mrs. 1). J. Davis, of S:in Francisco,
CaL, has the longest hnlr hi the world.
It clusters in n great mass about her
head, and though she is a tall woman,
'bcinjj five feet nine Inched in height,
ferr Ioiuj tress.es, when uncoiled, sweep
-upon tho ground for nearly a foot. Her
hair Is just six feet and eight inches
Mrs. Davis comes of a family remark
able alike for their height and the,
length of their hair. Though Mrs. Davis
t.s five feet and nine inches in height,
the is shorter by nearly an inch than
cither of her three sisters. Hut whllu
they have the advantage in height, they
cannot equal her in the matter of hair,
notwithstanding that all three have
curls oer a yard and a half long. Not
the least remarkable part of this won
derful hirsute development is that
-while all three of Mrs. Davis' sisters had
long hair from early childhood, the
young lady herself could nevei- indure
Iicr tresses to fall below her shoulders,
so that it is only within the past years
-that they have developed such a tn
ency to eclipse Pnderewski's shaggy
Hut it is not surprising that Mrs.
Davis and her bisters should have such
.n. "crowning glory" to boast of, for the
mother of this interesting family had
lmir that dangled live feet from the
crown of her head. Mrs. Davis Feems to
have lived all her life among long-haired
people, for her sister-in-law, with whom
f.be now resides at the Union hotel
in the Potrero. has over four feet of
hair, nnd her niece, a little girl scarcely
"three years old, has a braid 21 inches In
length, which she succeeds daily in
tangling badly, and for which she as
regularly does penance when the comb
"I never brush my hair," Raid Mrs.
Davis, as she removed those long coral
pins that held great coils in plr.ee about
Iier head so that her hair might he
measured, "for the reason that 1 do not
believe it is good for theOiair. In fact.
1 Iimo demonstrated my belief to my
LOWEST HAIR IN THE WORLD.
own satisfaction by experimenting.
When a girl I gave very little attention
to my hair, nnd in consequence it did
not grow at all. Somttimes I felt very
mueji chagrined to see how much
longer nnd prettier was the hair of all
three of my sisters, but I was some
what careless. When I became a woman
3 suddenly developed a desire to have
Jong hair like theirs, and began to take
the utmost care of what little I hail.
Dvery morning, and sometimes twice
r. day, I brushed it thoroughly, but it
did notgrow any better. Then I noticed
that the brush, after the daily applica
tion to tho hair, even when the latter
had no tendency to fall out, would be
filled with very fine hairs, and soon I
realized that while the brushing had no
effect upon the long hair it effectually
killed the new growth, and I decided to
"Since then I have used nothing but a
very coarse comb. Kvery morning J
go over the hair thoroughly and care
fully, removing every snarl until It is
az free and flowing as water. Then I
liraid it and coll It into varied coiffeurs
nbout my head. I never used cosmetics
ou my hair." N. Y. Sunday Journal.
SHE READS TO SAVE.
A Housekeeper 111 von Her Ueawi Why
filio Studio Advertisement.
I study advertisements, and I know
where and when nnd how to purchase
the household supplies. My husband
used to laugh at me for leading adver
tiscmentb so carefully, and he has long
since learned that I save many dollars
every month, Bays a writer in Woman
kind. I know of no better way to prac
tice economy, and do you know it is a
wonder how soon you learn to detect
the real from the false. Intuitively, al
most? I do not think 1 have ever been
4,taken In" by an advertisement; there
is always something about the false ones
that repels me. You hear a good deal
nowadays about the "practical pages"
of magazines and newspapers, but for
me tho practical pages are those con
taining tlio business announcements of
xcputuble houses. The housekeeper
who takes advantage of the practical
hints in those pages shows a great deal
more common sense than does the one
who tries to furnish a seven-room cot
tage with a lot of soap boxes covered
with denim worked in fancy stitch, and
to feed her growing family with tijver--ending
reminiscences of the meal that
-went before. To the economical house
'licepcr the advertisements are the most
Jmportnnt part of any publication.
Hovr It Looked to Hint.
Husband Did the new cook ask for
Husband She must ! a green hand
."in tins business. Town Topics.
Welcome evermore to gods and men
ir, the B'jU-kclping num. Emersou.
THE SEWING SCREEN.
A Useful nnd Decorative Addition to
A delightfully decorative and useful
note in my lady's morning room, or a
cozy sotting for the corner of her bed
room, is the sewing screen, a gracious
little affair combining all the comforts
of thread basket, pincushion, needle
case, work bag, catchall and table. One
such screen, which graces the bedroom
corner in tho home of a busy little
housewife, is fashioned of yellow denim
and a delicately flowered yellow silk,
and can be very easily carried out In
any color by n pair of clever hands.
The framework, which consists of two
leaves 18 inches wide, is three feet high
and is covered from the outside and
fastened on the Inside corners with
lancy gilt nails. Kach leaf is divided
into three parts, the upper nnd lower
ifiven over to pockets made of the silk.
A needle case covered with silk and a
pincushion of yellow plush hang from
the top of each leaf, respectively. Two
flat pieces of pasteboard covered with
the silk fall against the middle division
of each leaf, one being held by ribbons
to form a wide pocket, the other stand
ing for a small shelf or tuble when
caught by ribbons to two fui'ey-headed
nails on either side of the screen above.
Nothing so convenient was ever put
into so small a space before, according
to the owner of this housewifely joy.
For it is a joy, she will tell you. Here
is always the very thread and needle
one wants at her very hand. Here Is
room for one's work of various kinds.
The table, pincushion, scrapbaskct and
scissors, which hang at the side, are
over ready, and all practical things con
sidered, tliis home-keeping attachment
has the merit beside of being a thing of
beauty. N. Y. Times.
TO PREVENT WRINKLES.
Eat Frequently and Moderately, and Do
Not Fret or Worry.
If we would prevent wrinkles we must
make up our minds to take life very
easily and never to be much nmused or
much troubled. We frown and fret, we
laugh and cry, nnd theirc everyday ac
tions bring wrinkles round the eyes
and mouth. Getting cross or constantly
giving way to temper will make the
crinkles come in short time. Mine.
1'ntti never allows herself to get cross.
If she feels cross and It is due to the
presence of some one near her she nl
ways leaves the room until this feeling
has passed away.
One of the most common ways of
producing wrinkles is to eat too much.
The skin of the cheeks and btomach
gets so distended that when it tries to
get back to its original proportions it
iind.s that it has lost the power.
Another way of making wrinkles is the
way in which we wash and dry our
faces and rub our eyes after crying.
We rub our faces in all directions with
j rough towel, and in that way stretch
the skin. We should wipe the face
carefully with a soft towel, and never
rub it from the corners of the eyes near
the nose toward the ears or wo shall
have a fresh crop of crow's feet. Good
soap, pure wnter, fresh air, moderate
nnd simple diet are the best cosmetics
one can use. A little almond oil rubbed
over the wrinkles will help smooth
them out. Pass the fingers dipped in
oil from the outer corners of the eyes
toward the nose. The eyes should never
bo rubbed when waking but sponged
with fresh water, in order to keep
wrinkles from appearing' round the cor
ners. N. Y. Advertiser.
To Launder Fine Handkerchiefs.
Women dislike to give their daintiest
arid liest handkerchiefs to the ordinary
washerwoman. These dainty 'bits of
cambric nnd lace need a French clean
er's care, we decide; but that is an ex
travagant way, when we can give them
the same crisp freshness as a French
cleaner, and without irons or starcli,
and without any trouble or work.
Soak the handkerchief in warm water
and soap first, then rub very gently nnd
rinse well, l'olish your bureau mirror
nnd place the right side of your hand
kerchief against it. It is wet nnd wil.
cling. Make the edges straight, and
rub gently until the handkerchief
clings to the mirror und is perfectly
smooth. Leave until entirely dry and
then peel it off, and your handkerchiefi
will have a crisp freshness like new.
For the Favorite Corner.
Trophies of conquest in the shape ol
German favors, dinner cards, menui
und souvenirs occupy an appropriate
corner in the dainty boudoir of the
debutante. Then there are ribbons
rifled from the floral offerings on hci
first appearance in society; ribboni
from bouquets she carried as brides
maid; college and class badges, and s
collection of unique objects, which re
call certain events. Form.
Orange Tnrtlcta Are Tempting.
Orange tartlets malic u'dessert which
the young people are sure to appreciate.
Take the juice of two ilaviiun orange
und the grated peel of one, three
fourths of a cup of sugar or one-hall
cup if tho orange are ery sjvtcet; on
tiiblespo'onful of butter, the juice of
ont-.-half a lemon to wet one teaspoon
ful of corn starch. Heat all well to
pettier and bake in tartlet shella-witb
vut cover. '
IN THE QUICKSANDS. '
BY H. inVINE LYNDS.
We were nil sitting nround the cozy
flreplaco in my friend's study, telling
hunting experiences. Tho wind was
blowing outside with just cnougli force
to give the windows a ghostly rattle,
and make the blaze roar up the chim
ney in a way that lent nn added charm
to stories into which the clement of
danger largely entered.
We had nil dutifully told some old
time adventure with certain additions
that seemed absolutely necessary un
der the circumstances all except our
host, who had been given the last place
on tho list, so that the scries mightclosc
robed in the richest coloring.
Ho was a hunter of wide and varied
experience and a man who had given
a great deal of intelligent thought to
the mysteries of woodcraft. Conse
quently, whatever he said upon tho sub
ject was always listened to with defer
ence. We therefore settled down a little
more comfortably in our chairs as he
"In my younger days I spent more
time in the woods than I do now. Not
that I like hunting less. It has as great
attraction for me aa ever, the odor of
the woods Is as sweet to me as the scent
of powder is to the old war horse; but
many things claim my time now nnd
keep me from wandering.
"The little adventure I am nbout to
tell happened In Nova Scotia, 20 years
ago, when I was quite a young man.
"It is not generally known that cer
tain parts of the province contain some
Of the finest hunting grounds imagina
ble. Miles and miles of virgin forest,
ucres of spruce and pinenveruging fully
CO feet in height, crowded together on
moss-green groundwork, nlmost close
enough to shut out daylight. Then
there are parts overrun with high
maples, birch and beech.
"Many a day have I crept through
the deep, shady glades and over the
long, sloping hills. Hut 1 am rattier
wnndering from my story.
"I'll just show you where my adven
liaising, lie took down nn atlas from
"Just here at the north," he con
tinued. "See that headland? That's
the plnce. Twice a day all the water
in the basin seems to rush around that
point, and away up into the mainland.
"It is marsh land along there, and the
point is called MinudJe marsh. It is a
very large tract of land, said to con
tain 5,000 acres, shut in from the sea by
nine miles of dyke. It Is perfectly level,
dotted all over with barns and hay
stacks; and in the autumn also with
men and horses, busily at work cutting
broad leaf" or marsh hay.
"One not acquainted with the place
could cosily become lo3t, for the barns
and haystacks, extending in every di
rection, arc ail alike In size, shape nnd
color. It was near this marsh that I
had located myself for the hunting sea
son, on account of the excellent sport
which it afforded in the shape of nlmost
every kind of water fowl, and also be
cause not many miles away were woods
in which moose nnd caribou were plen
tiful. "The autumn that year had been very
dry, so that there were, comparatively
speaking, no birds on the marsh. With
out knowing this, however, 1 one day
set out for a few hours' shooting.
"I tramped the best part of the aft
ernoon, without success, and, ns I did
not care to go home without bagging
something, 1 determined to shoot
'peep' on the mud flats.
"I rolled up my trousers to the. knee
and started, sinking fully six Inches in
the soft mud at every step. I walked
about for tome time, getting n shot now
and then und wandering far out upon
the flats, until a rushing noise behind
inado me turn quickly around.
"The 'bore' was coming a hank of
tumbling, seething water, quite three
feet high, tearing about as fast as a man
could run. 'Time to be getting back,
thought I. 'It will not take long for the
tide to cover the Hats.' I stood and
watched the tidal wave for a moment,
then started quite leisurely for tho
dyke, shaping my course directly for
"After having gone 50 yards or so,
I came to a gully, between eight and
ten feet wide, at the bottom of which
flowed a little stream. It ran nearly
parallel with tho dyke, and In order to
roach the marsh I had cither to cross
it or go away up and around. Not. car
ing to lengthen my disagreeable tramp
for it was no fun dragging one's feet
out of the mud at every stcp I decided
to hold my original course. The sides
of the gully looked soft and treacher
ous, but by taking a running jump I
thought I could clear the dangerous
"I stepped back a few paces, and,
firmly grasping the gun, started. I had
miscalculated the effect the bad footing
would have, nnd saw my mistake the
moment I sprang; but too late!
"I landed on the other side of the
stream, in what seemed to me the soft
est part of the mud. My weight and
the impetus of my jump drove me into
the mud knee-deep.
"At first I was inclined to laugh at
my plight, but that feeling speedily
gave way to one of anxiety, when 1 real
ized that I was swiftly sinking.
"I endeavored to draw my feet out,
but when I tried to lift one the other
went further down. A cold sweat broke
out on my forehead. I was in a bed of
"I struggled with all my strength,
but it was useless. There seemed to be
nn undercurrent of ennd that was con
tinually slipping away from my feet.
Against that terrible power it was use
less to flgllti
"I had heard and rend of peoplo dy
ing in this horrible manner, but never
before had the chilling awfulncss of
It struck me with any degree of force.
Now, ns I thought of being drawn slow
ly down, down inch by inch, in imagi
nation I could feel the cold, wet mud
creeping, like some gruesome reptile
about my neck, higher, higher over
my chin; over my tightly-closed lips,
until my breath. I tell you a man"
mind rashes when he gets so near tho
"I shouted for help, In the hope of
attracting some one, but it only ex
hausted me, and my struggles caused
me to sink faster. " " "
"In extreme agony of mind, I threw
myself on my face I had not sunk be
low my waist anil clawed the bank in
a frantic endeavor to draw myself out.
My lingers slipped through the soft
mud and touched some hard, smooth
substance, buried about three inches
below- the surfnee.
"I struggled to grasp it, but it was
too large for my fingers to grip. It was
r. tree that had probably grounded on
the Hat long ago, and the tides had
gradually drifted the sand over it.
"When one is in a position of great
bodily r.auger, events succeed one an
other much more rapidly than they
can be afterward told. The telling of
this has taken a great deal longer time
than Its actual occurrence. A few min
utes only had passed ulncc I started to
ward th; dyke.
"The sound of the tide now rushing
over the lower part of the flats called
mo to a sense of new danger.
"Even if I w o-s able to keep from sink
ing for a little while, the red water
would soon rise over the place of my
imprisonment and complcto what the
quicksands had so surely begun.
" 'Drowning is said to be the easiest
of deaths,' thought I, though any kind
was preferable to being smothered in
"in the water, too, I could at least
struggle fight for life. But in that
narrow, clinging grave, every limb
bound as witli elastic cords, allowing
freedom only to the extent of simply
maddening one, caugnt like n miserable
lly in a sp:der's web, I would not even
have the satisfaction of struggling.
"The feeling of fear that first pos
sesstd me gradually left, or maybo
numbed my senses, nnd in its place
came strange fancies, such as ond
dreams when lying half awake.
"The sun seemed beating its piercing
rays into my brain. Tho hoarse cry of c
nivcn far up in the sky came faintly to
me. I pictured him und his mate, dark
specks showing against a background
of white clouds, floating floating und
"I wondered if the peck of a raven's
beak on one's head would hurt much if
thev were up tlicro vniting for me to
die. Then I remembered that beftfc I
was dead I would be buried!
"I smiled grimly at the thought oj
cheating them. Hut if they came be
fore? Instinctiv ely I felt for my knife.
I could keep them off with it. My knife!
Like a flash came the thought that ii
would be a means of rescue.
"The cloud of fancies seemed to lift
from my brain. With trembling fin
geis, I hurriedly drew it out and opened
it. It v. as the Kind known amongschool.
boys as 'toadstabber,' stout and strong
"Hopefully, with one hand, I felt for
the tree; but I had sunk so far in the
mud that It wns now beyond my reach.
A groan burst through my clenched
teeth, as my last hope fled.
"It seemed ns if I must give up. But
life is sweet so bweet to one about to
Iotc it. One more effort, then a re
quiem chanted by the waves and flung
landward by the winds.
"Making a violent struggle, I thrust
my hand that held the knife as far for
ward as I could and struck down with
all my strength.
"The tree must have been lying
obliquely along the sides of the gully,
so that my left hand had not been able
to reach it; but my right, in which was
the knife, had found it. The blade sank
into the soft, half-decayed wood. Slip
ping my hand down as closely to the
tree as possible, so as not to pull the
knife out, and placing my left hand over
my right, to give myself greater pur
chase, I pulled. Slowly, almost imper
ceptibly, the dreadful sucking power
was lessened was stopped! Slowly
my arms bent. I was gaining! Wrench
ing tho knife but, I drove it in farther
up the trunk, repeating this again and
again, for I war. able to draw myself
only a few inches at a time, until I
finally lay my length over tho tree
saved! "I had thrown the gun high up on
the flat when I first found that I was
fast. Hecoverlng it now, I gained the
dyke, to fall weak and tremblingontho
grass. I lay there until the tide had risen
to the dyke. Then washing the mud out
of my clothes I spread them in the sun
to dry. When I hud finished it was
flood tide, the water was still and
smooth as a mirror, except where here
and there mounds of amber-colored
foam or a piece of driftwood broke tho
"I shuddered as my eyes, drawn by a
"strange fascination, sought out the
spot, now covered by many feet of
water, where a short time before I had
eo narrowly escaped a terrible death.
"When I reachod my boarding house,
tired and hungry, the harvest moon was
flhining brightly. I thought with a
shudder of the cold white glitter of tho
wet sands, and how nearly that night
her beams had rested on my grave."
Stopping a Small Leak.
A Detroit merchant has been so care
ful in the conduct of his business a3 to
be afflicted with very few bad accounts.
Hut there is one citizen who, despite tho
fact that his record elsewhere was bad
managed to get in debt to the firm.
"I suppose," said the bookkeeper, on
tho first of the month, "that we will
send Skinnim that bill regularly for
several months to i ome?"
"No." replied the merchant. "Times
have been pretty hard and I guess we'd
better not lose any chance to economize.
Just charge what he owes to profit and
loss and pay no more attention to hitn.
Tfll MVO Inlr nnil n ... J l .
. . ,. ...... ...v u..u u, Buuu ueai ot Weait
end tear on the pens." Detroit Frcal
There was a girl behind me at th
theater last night," she said, Indignant
ly, "who must be n dreadfully selfish,
"What makes you think so?" asked
"She had on a hat that was simply
a monster in size."
"Well your own hat wns not small.
You Insisted on wearing your new one,
"Yes. Hut nobody who snt behind
that girl got a chance to see it." Wash
Two Side to the Question.
Maternal Ancestor (profoundly
shocked) Arabella, I accidentally saw
you kiss young Mr. I'eduncle in the
hallway last night! Don't you know
such a thing Is highly reprehensible?
Miss Arabella (flaring up) No, I
don't, mamma! I don't think it's half
ns bad as it Is for you to kiss that de
ceitful Mrs. Dookins, when you Know
you don't like to kiss her at all! Chi
KNEW WHAT HE WOULD DO.
ifvw-s i oaesi&uiaii
First Passenger Can you s-vvim?
Second Passenger Xo.
First Passenger Well, then, what
would you do if the ship were sudden
ly to go under?
Second Passenger I would drown.
Servant (to woman at the door) The
mistress was took very ill last night,
nnd can't see anyone. Them's my or
ders. Woman Yes? Will you please say
that Miss S , the dressmaker, is at
Sen ant (after a brief absence) You
arc to walk upstairs, mum. Tit-Bits.
-- off ' JklOT-li Kfci
TELEPHONES FOR THE ST. LOUIS CONVENTION.
All the State Delegations will be Connected with the Speaker's Desk by an In
genious System of Telephones.
When the national republican convention meets In St. Louts In June It la probable an exten
sive telephone system, connecting all llie aute delegations wltli the speaker's desk, v 111 be in
troduced In the convention hall, und by thU means inub of the annoyance usually encountered
in the proceedings of large deliberative assemblages will be avoided
So Did He.
Mrs. Grimble (to her offspring)
There you go, tracking the fioor all
over with mud. Didn't I tell you to
wipe your feet before you came in?
Johnny Oh, nobody's blaming you,
ma; you did all you could. Boston
What It Denotes.
"Have you heard her sing?"
"Well, what do you think her method
"A total lack of sympathy and con
sideration for others." Chicago Even
He Had Tried It.
"But can you-supporta wife?" asked
the old gentleman.
"I know I can support your daugh
ter," replied the young one.
"What makes you so sure of that?"
"I've done it. I've held her for three
hours at a stretch." Chicago Post.
Thut Precious Uaby.
Mr. Smart Let me carry that dog,
my dear, and you carry the baby.
Mrs. Smart No, no! You carry the
baby; I couldn't trust you with Zip.
You'd let the poor fellow fall. I'll
carry Zippy myself. N. Y. World.
Not Ifct Overthrown.
"I've got one advantage over you
still," said tho carriage horse, looking
at the bicycle in the next stall. "When
I'm worn out I can be worked up into
glue and canned beef, and you can't."
The Correct Expression.
Skidmore They say that Dinwiddle
wns elected a member of the school
hoard by a handsome majority.
KilduiT It is true. Nearly all' .the
ladles voted for him. Detroit Free
As to Theoaophy.
She Such an nbsurd doctrine! How
can anyone believe that n person, after
being dead, can come to life again-? .
He Our office boy presents n strang
er phenomenon thnu that. He's'ileud
and alive all the time. Town ToiMcs.-..
Bllkins (of Kansas City)-Come haY.1
a drink with me, old man. This t
lucky dny. '
Filkins Whafs up?
Bilkins You know that ICO acret T
own out in western Kansas?
Bilkins Well, a granger came into
my-offlce to-day and wanted to trade a
horse nnd wagon for 60 acres of it,
malting out the papers, I-found the fool
couldn't read or write, so (gleefully) r
shoved the whole ICO on to him. Town
Again the Hut.
Bark How' did you like the play?
He Not so bad as to color, but tho
ribbon was cheap stuff, and the feathers
looked ns though they'd done service,
She What are you talking about?
I asked you how you liked the play?
He Oh, the play! Thought jou were
asking me about that hat in front of me.
That's all I saw there. Hay City Chat!
A Now Attraction.
The Farmer What was it that
new boarder was talkin' about?
His Wife She's delighted with th
place, and she says she admires the
landscape very much.
Tiie Farmer We'll have to find out
what that is and get Sue to put some
thin' nbout it in the advertisement
"How came you to suspect the pris
oner to be a man in woman's ciothin"?
inquires the magistrate.
"I didn't suspect," answered the de
tective. "As soon as I saw her lift her
bonnet after she had met and passed
another woman on the street I simply
knew she was a man." Chicago Trib
une. Proof Fodtlvr.
Wife (reading a letter from a dis
tant friend) How strange! Klfreda
doesn't say whether her baby is a boy
or a girl.
Husband But doesn't she say it is
beginning to talk?
Husband Then it's a girl. Washing
ton V. cuing Times.
Oblivious to all he does
The world turns on Its axis;
You never read his name save when
He falls to pay his taxes.
"Doctor, I come to see you about my
"What is the matter with him?"
"One of his legs is shorter than the
other, and he limps. Now, w hat w oukl
you do iu a case of that kind?"
"I reckon I'd limp, too." Texas
"Hannah, what are you standing
there staring at me for? Didu't I tell
you I was not to be interrupted unless
the house was on fire?"
"Well, mum, that's It. It do be burn
ing this half hour." Detroit Frea
HAVING HER HANDS fVVL.
Chicago Inter Ocean.
Iloth Have a Change.
She It is all so nico for you to go
dow n to the club tohrealc the monotony
and all that sort of thing, but where
do 1 come in?
He You get yonr share in getting-.
rid of mo for awhile. Cincinnati w
Strictly Vp to Hate. . ff
"Ask papa," he said, gently f1B
"Ask papa!" the leap-year girl "Jacu;
lated. "Never! I'll ask your mother.
Shanghai may bo reaclnd from-
York via London in 51 davs; w
1'raneisco iu 31.
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