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ISLANDS i rn ·!: '
Manga is the high chief of Tutuila '
Island, to the chiefs of which Presi- t
dent Roosevelt has sent a greeting I
and silver watches and chains and e
silver medals in recognition of their 1
services in securing the cession of I
MASTODONS NOT LONG GONE.
Eskimos Told Whaler Their Grand- F
fathers Had Seen Monsters Alive.
Capt. A. Newth of 616 Golden Gate
avenue, a whaler out of this port for
sixteen years, has returned on the
bark Jeannette. Capt. Newth touch
ed at Banks Land, discovered in 1819 1
by Sir William Edward Parry, and
named after Sir Joseph Banks.
"I encountered some aged Eski
mos," said Capt. Newth. "who in a
perfectly candid way and without any
motive for deception told how their
grandfathers had seen mastodons
alive. I talked at length with these
old natives and nothing could shake
their stories. They said they remem
bered when young of having their
grandfathers talk about seeing a few
of the big animals. I walked inland
and found innumerable skeletons of
the mammoth or mastodon. In many
cases the skeletons seemed to me not
to have lair there for ages. They
were too fresh looking for that. I
do not see any reason for doubting
the aned Eskimos' stories."-Sa
VICTIM OF PARIS ACCIDENT.
Mrs. Gore Killed by Bullet From
Mrs. Ellen Gore was studying music
in Paris, and, while in the apartments
of a Russian musician named De Ryd
zewskl, was shot through the head by
,'/'.W ;LLENV Gafi.
a pistol bullet. The firs, impression
was that Mrs. Gore had been mur
dered by the man, who had in some
manner beguiled her to his rooms.
Subsequently the suicide theory was
brought forward and held to be unten
able. The United States consul gen
eral in Paris was directed by the
state department to ascertain the
cause of death, and he appointed a
board of American physicians to con
duct a rigid autopsy. These physi
cians, after a conference with the
French physicians, have come to the
conclusion that Mrs. Gore was killed
by a bullet from the Russian's re
volver, accidentally discharged.
Limit of Usefulness.
The New York gc::tleman who com
mitted suicide on his fiftieth birthday
because he believed fifty years to be
as long as anybody ought to live re
ialls the dic um of the Chicago so
iologist who maintains that every
an who reaches the age of 45 should
be taken out and executed, "because
Sat that age a man becomes satisfied
with the status quo." That the Chi.
.cago sociologist resembles many other
'l= ilosoppners in separating theory
- m, . practice is shown in the fact
m Ibatthe Is himself considerably par'
l j t~yrls n means to Ilve ,o be
Tutuila and other Samoan islands to
the United States. It was High Chief
Manga who thirty years ago negotiat
ed the first treaty ceding Pago-Pago
harbor to the United States, and he
has always been our friend.
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COL. OCHILTREE IS DEAD.
Former Texas Congressman Succumbs
to Heart Trouble.
Col. Thomas P. Ochiltree, former
congressman from Texas and who
gained international fame as a wit,
died at Hot Springs, Va., last week, of
Enough good stories have been told
by and of Col. Ochiltree to fill a libra
ry. Some were true, but many were
fanciful creations. He was a genius,
erratic but original. A man of strong
individuality, he waz as well known in
Paris, London and Berlin as he was
in New York, Chicago and Washing
ton. Born in Texas, Col. Tom had the
distinction of having bten the first
native ever elected to the national
He served with distinction in the
Confederate army on the staff of Gen.
Green. Gen. Taylor and Gen. Sibley.
and honorable mention was made of
his services under special orders from
Gens. Longstreet, Taylor, Green and
After the cessation of hostilities
Col. Ochiltree "accepted the situation"
and was appointed United States mar
shal of Texas by President Grant. He
was elected to the XLVIIIth congress
as an independent candidate, receiv
ing 12,000 votes, against 9.016 votes
for Findley, Democrat.
FAMOUS SONG WRITER DEAD.
Septimus Winner, Author of "Listen
to the Mocking Bird."
Septimus Winner, who died in Phil
adelphia last wee., aged 76, sold his
a famous song, "Listen to the Mocking
Bird," fifty years ago for $35. It is
s said the publishers realized $3,000,000
I from tne ,e . ,, e song. "Listen to
y the Mocking Bird" and "What Is
t Home Without a Mother?" were writ
ten under the nom de plume "Alice
e Hawthorne," which was the maiden i
a5 ad , ao
ionable to sit down and consider the
oneness of every creation and to plant
To be truly artistic a thing must be
natural and harmonious, to be harmo- a
nfous it must be evolved with due ation
tention to details. It is more essen
tial to us if we would be truly fash
ionable to sit down and consider the c
oneness of every creation and to plan f
for it with absolute concentration t
than it is to fill our minds with end- o
less stores of knowledge regarding the
latest kind of embroidery, how to put
circular frills on the newest thing in r
skirts, or whether hats are made with a
high crowns or low. I
If a young lady should say that she t
Intended to dress for the street, and t
Severer Styles are Coming.
Strong contrasts in fabric and color C
&re characteristic of the season's I
fashions. Black tones up white and a
light tints, white lightens black and (
dark shades, while fur and lace, vel- 1
vet and chiffon, heavy cloths and airy
tissues afford countless effective com
binations. Just now, the woman who
lhoks well in brown is having a cos
tume of that color made.
In spite of elaborate designs and
trimmings there is a hint in the air
o' a severer style to come. With the
cecadence of the craze for flappy col
ars there is a tendency to return to
the tailor-mades of eight or nine
years ago. Seasons of softer and
more distilctly feminine fashions
have taught the tailor many lessons,
and with the return of the tight-fitting
bodice and postilion back a decided
improvement is manifest. The man
modiste has learned that justice can
be done to his beautifully cut gar
ments even though arms and chest
are free enough to be comfortable.
The most popular skirt is box
plaited and just touches the ground
all around. Basques are a pronounced
element at the openings, and al
though many of them are yet absurd
!y short, it is prsbable that they will
get longer as the mode advances.
House Dress or T.ca Gown.
Princess gown of lilac crepe de
chine trimmed with bands of lila:
silk passe-menterie, one of which
forms the heading to the ecru lace
flounce. The bolero is also of lace
opening over a chemisette of plaited
mousseline de sole cf the same shade.
It is trimmed at one side in an odd
way with the passementerie, the ends
of which are finished with rosettes
and tassels. The neck is finished
with a delicate gold lace.
The wide girdle is of the passe
nenterie. The sleeve has a large
pouch at the elbow, where it is fin
isbed with a lace cuff.-Chic Pul
Worn by a Royal Bride.
It is always interesting to know what
to royal bride has to wear. A Russian
Is grand duchess had made for her in
lt Panris re ently for her trousseau an
e venlnag gown of pink velvet, gopled
at thae se itime ` ashp made tom re-e -1
matti[ you saw :be arrayed `in dlcse .t
sad flimsy Itdgerle, thlh sand brilliantly shi
colored hose and the like, with a dait- the
ty dressing sackthrown ever all, what lal
would you expet her to d6---go out thi
and put on .a tailor-made walking suit the
and walking shoes over all this flimsy w
,underwear? Of course you would not be
expect her to do this, .and of course be
she would not do it. On the face of it, til
it seems hardy worth .bringing tp as In
a point, and yet there is often~ai great ac
incongruity in less conspicuous direc
tions in what is considered a toilet. be
To be dressed for an occasion is to be wj
dressed therefor from tip to toe, and el
some time has been spent during the ea
past few days in finding out suitable frI
ways in which one may dress for the la
The young lady in question is in vy
medium circumstances and the gar-wi
ments described neither extremely la
rich nor very plain. The first is a st
knit merino combination .suit and al
black cashmere hose with panels of si
dark blue in diamond shapes across
the instep. According to the most m
approved authority on hygienic as well ,c
as artistic dressing she will be very T:
careful not to draw the carters, which t
are attached to the front of the corset, p
too tightly. The side supporters she
will wear, as is customery, and the ci
hygienic enthusiast will probably have b,
nothing to say.
Next in order will be either a knit- Il
ted corset cover and knitted short
skirt or a muslin corset cover, prefer- aI
ably cut off at the waist, and a short it
skirt or muslin or light flannel, as tc
taste or weather dictate. I1
Next she will put on the long petti- si
coat, which, if"it is silk will require n
frequent cleaning, or if it is desired b
that it should be washable it may be e
of pongee. The shoes will be medium e
weight walking shoes. f,
Next in order is the walking skirt, f
made of Scotch tweed, with seams s
strapped with black braid and a nar- d
row circular flounce around the bot- it
tom, having three flat tucks at the bot- I:
tom and three of the same heading the a
by the couturier from a picture of t
Queen Marie Leczinska. It was em- r
broidered by hand in silver thread e
and strass. Another was of ivory
crepe de chine. with a stole of price- a
less Venetian guipure, pointed fichu- 7
wise at the back. A sumptuous tea- t
gown was also of white crepe de
chine, with a stole of chinchilla and
encrustations of exquisite Irish point.
A dress for morning wear was of clan s
plaid, bloused in front. The neck I
was finished with a flat trimming of
black satin, continued down each
side of the vest, with a frilled front 1
of ivory tinted lace between.
Flowers in the Hair.
One long discarded custom is be- 1
ing brought into favor-that of wear
ing a flower in the hair. Had woman
realized to what extent the pretty
custom was admired and even loved
by the majority of the opposite sex it
never would have fraternized with
the spinning wheel, the blue dishes
and the lace mits in the dim and cob
webbed garret of things past.
To man, and that man a sweet
heart, this little art, for such it is,
of putting a flower in the hair is a
signal to all the sensitive sentiment
within him. If you doubt this, look
to the voicings of the poets. There
you will find holding sway and run
ning riot as roses on an old wall,
such phrases as "a blossom in her
tresses." "a flower to bewitch me
in her hair" and "that rose above her
e ear was my undoing."
Whether the hair be black or
brown, red or gold, the charm of
d primeval femininity remains the
he .Catest ideas
Embroidered turnover collars in
greater variety than ever.
Grass furniture for porch and cot
tage use in a wide range of styles.
Mooji rugs In a variety of new pat
terns for the forthcoming season.
White taffeta parasols adorned with
velvet applications in geometrical fig
Chemlsettes and other fancy pieces
of lingerie made entirely of satin rib
bon and torchon lace.
Taffeta parasols, bordered with vio
lets, this border being about two and
a half inches in diameter.
Madras hangings of a light and airy
descriptions for summer use, these
being mostly in light colors.
Wall denims in a variety of new pat
terns and in color combination, of
which verdi is usually the ground
White taffeta golf Jackets, the front
embroidered with golf clubs, clovers,
and other field flowers, this embroid
ery being done in natural colors.
Little alcohol lamps made of silver
and in the form of street lamps, the
ed bowl for alcohol being made of colored
glass and mounted on a long stem.
g Novel Cotillon Figure.
n "Dolly Varden" is one of the newest
ri cotillon figures in vogue abroad. A
screen is placed at one end of the ball
room, with an aperture at the base,
the ladies on one side and the gentle
at men on the other. The ladies walk in
In urocession, holding their skirts so
in that their ankles are seen, and the
n gentlemen kneeling on the other side
ad choose the partleular ankles the wish
gridumter,bean; long.ln ftrout' and1 UI$.
shbrt ta the. back,. ef ite e puttig u
the shirt waist of white vesting the `
lady in qeustion will adjust .her hat, '
thus avoiding unnecessary wrinklesof of
the sleeves or pulling of the shirt
waist opt of the belt, where it has :
been car;efully arranged; The hat will -
be a beaver felt, with plateau crown, a
tilting slightly to the left,'with a sash
in contrasting color thrown carelessly
across the top.
The shirt waist is of vesting, as has
been mentioned, and is made with a _
wide panel of the same, finished on
either edge with a tuck an inch deep
extending from collar to belt in the
front. On either side is a row of
large fiat pearl buttons. The sleeves
are cut bishop style, with loose re
verse cuffs, which are caught together
with invisible hook and eye. The col
lar worn with this waist is a plain
stock, with a band of white stitched
about the top and a small tie of black
silk is knotted in front.
Last of all is the jacket which is
made with a blouse front, plain coat
collar fitted back and a short peplum.
The peplum is no longer in the back
than at the sides and narrows to a
point on either side in the front A
girdle is stitched about the waist and
crossed in front, where it is fastened
by an invisible hook.
The side fronts of the blouse are
laid in fiat tucks or stitched plaits
closely pressed with the tailor's iron
and stripes of braid such as are used m
in the skirt extend from the shoulder al
to the bust line and are graduated in
length, these at the outside of the el
shoulder being short and those in the el
middle longer. Two of these straps of k
braid are drawn over the shoulder and el
extend under the belt nearly to the ft
ends of the peplum, where they are y
folded under so that points are a
formed. The jacket is fastened with I1
a small buttons and the sleeves are me- c
dium sized bishop style and are drawn a
into a wide band at the waist, which J
is pointed and booked invisibly. A a
strap of the braid is laid through the r
r to dance with, when the screen is c
- removed and dancing becomes gen- F
I eral, says the Pittsburg Press. t
r There ought to be a run on smart t
slippers and stockings if the "Dolly i
Varden" is introduced on this side of
the sea. E
A Substitute for Cupboards. 8
Dwellers in fiats and apartments f
2 are often at a loss for storage room E
k for preserves and jellies. An ingeni- I
f ous woman contrived a revolving c
n stand, which takes up little space and I
t holds forty pint jars. The' shelves, t
four in number, are made of stout
barrel-head pieces, fastened to a cen
tral shaft, which is run through holes I
pierced in the center of each shelf.
The foot of the shaft is firmly fixed
in a.pivot, and the other end fits into
a hole, in the top of the low closet or I
d cupboard, where the shelves are kept.
t Any odd little cubbyhole can be utiliz
h ed for the contrivance.
Orange fritters make a delicious ac
companiment to a breakfast dish of
To serve bologna sausage slice as
thin as possible and garnish lightly
Chicken salad goes further and
Le tastes quite as well with the addition
of a little cold roast pork.
A little sausage meat or pork chop
ped fine makes an excellent addition
to "stuffing" or force meat.
If a cork should be too large for the
neck of a bottle, drop it into boiling
in water for three minutes and it will be
found to fit quite easily.
It- An iodine stain, one of the most
stubborn to encounter, can, it is said,
t- be removed by soaking the fabric in
sweet milk and occasionally rubbing
Lh the spot.
g It is worth while to remember that
the shine on the elbows and shoulders
s of a gown can be removed by gentle
b- friction with emery cloth. Rub just
enough to raise a little nap and then,
Sin the case of cashmere or other
Id smooth materials, go over the place a
few times with a warmed silk hand
For the Boys' Room.
i Blue and white barred gingham is
of a finishing which gives a delightful
ad air of freshness to a boy's bedroom,
without seeming effeminately dainty.
Int it launders finely, and its clean blue
rs, and white gives a pleasing sense of
Id. immaculateness. Make a spread for
the bed with wide ruffles around the
er sides and ends. The window seat
he can be made with a covering of the
ed same, easily removable, and if the
seat be made with a lid so that the
interior can be used as a catch-all it
will commend itself to the boy. Chair
sst and couch cushions should be cover
A ed with ruffled slips of the same.
so, Popular Fancies in Skirts.
le. 0"Ž of the popular fancies In the
in many gored skirts is the use of two
so contrasting materials. Te gores
he flare very little and each is bordered
ide at aides and bottom with stitchlng.
Iah Between each two gores Is an tal
d middle of this band ending in a point
*r at the outside of the waist.
n A few of the accessories of this toil
.e et are a plain silver hatpin and a chat
.e elaine with inside pockets for hand
)f kerchiefs and small purse. The leath
.d er chatelaine is perhaps most suitable
Le for the above described costume. The
*e young lady will wear dark kid gloves
,e and will carry a neatly folded umbrel
:h la with a straight natural wood handle
e- capped with a silver ring inside of
rn which is a mother of pearl medallion.
-h And this is one way that she will
A array herself for the street-Mollie
ae Morris in Chicago News.
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is of violet--or of plain cloth mixed
an- with cloth-which is narrow at the
top and widens into a V at the bot
.rt tom, thus giving the necessary rip
of The choice of novel weaves and
striking effects in materials is prac
tically limitless, but many of them
are available only for the Juno-like
ts figure. Take the bold dashes and
m splashes and open' plaids, for exam
al.- ple, and imagine any but the woman
ag of regal carriage in them. In flecked,
ad flaked and knotted surfaces, however,
.s, the possibilities are wide for the less
ut imposing figure, and the touches of
.n. warm or bright colors, contribute
es generously to beautiful effects.
ed Hints on Starching.
to Use hard soap in washing clothes.
or In boiling white clothes add a tea
pt. spoonful of turpentine to the water
ij. to assist in the whitening process.
1Boiled starch is much improved by
the addition of salt or a little gum
arabic dissolved. Another hint in
re'erence to starch is that the iron
will not stick in ironing if the starch
k as been mixed with soapy water.
Coral Again Prized.
In the days of our grandmothers
coral ornaments were quite common,
but of late years there has been little
demand for them, and apparently for
ac- the reason that women favored
of pearls. Now, however, there are in
dications that coral is to be restored
as to favor.
A Kimono for the Baby.
.nd The pretty "Marguerites," as the
on dainty babies' kimonos are called,
which busied so many feminine
op. fingers on hotel verandas last sum
Lon mer, have appeared in the infants'
departments in a variety of styles.
the One of the simplest to make is fash
ing ioned from a circle of white cash
be mere, nun's veiling, or albatross
cloth, cut twenty inches in diameter.
td Silk or Velvet Blouse.
in Blouse of flame colored taffeta, or
Ing of velvet of a darker shade, made
the . *
with groups of plaits. The laSrg
shoulder collar is composed of blOeks
the of cream linon or batiste, tlrmied
two with lace, which are uniteb4y r WedS
ores shaped pleees of the thret ·i.7 $,
red trimmed with artow hak. .
lag. ribbon. The Qa tire
amls sa~me wsy.--CIeW P