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New York City.-The "Gibson" wal.st
'li'o as fashionable for young Klrl.
as for rtuwn folk, and Is ex'Teilinly
becoming to s:r;ii'.riU figures. The ex-
V1SSES' "GIBSON" 8IIIIIT WAIST.
eollent May Manton model shown In
cludes all the essential features and
Is fuiiteil to a variety of materials,
pique, duck, linen etamlue, cheviot,
madras, silk, gingham and all the light
wight waist cloths and silks, taffeta,
pcan do sole, albatross and the like,
hut in the original Is of white mercer
ized duck, with handsome pearl but
tons, and Is worn with a tie and belt
of pale blue liberty satin. Silk and
wool fabrics give greater satisfaction
when made over the fitted foundation,
but washable materials require to be
The lining fits snugly and smoothly,
but extends to the waist line only.
The waist proper Is laid in deep pleats
over the shoulder that extend to the
waist line at the back and front, and
.re stitched to yoke depth with corti
celli silk to give the effect of pointed
straps. At the centre front Is the rog-
ulation box pleat, through which but
ton holes are worked. The sleeves are
in bishop style, with the season's deep
cuffs that are buttoned up at the in
side. At the neck is a neckband over
which the regulation stock, or linen
collar, may be worn.
To cut tliis waist for a miss of four
teen years of age four yards of mate
vial twenty-one inches wide, three and
a half yards twenty-seven inches wide,
three and an eighth yards thirty-two
inches wide, or two yards forty-four
inches wide will he required.
Woman's Kton JacUer.
Eton jackets fill a definite need and
are exceedingly fashionable both for
suits and separate wraps. The smart
model pictured in the large drawing is
shown in etamine, in black, with bands
of taffeta, stitched with corticelli silk,
and small silk buttons, and makes part
of a costume, but the same material,
cloth and silk, are all used for general
wraps, while all suitings are appro
priate when packet and skirt are made
The back la seamless and fits with
perfect smoothness. The fronts are
pointed and extend slightly below the
waist line. At the neck is a square col
lar that adds greatly to the effect, but
which can be omitted when a plain
finish is preferred, or it is desirable to
reduce cither weight or warmth. The
sleeves are in coat style, slightly flar
ing at the wrists.
To cut this jacket in the medium
size four yards of material twenty-one
inches wide, three and five-eighth yards
twenty-seven Inches wide, one and
seven-eighth yards forty-four inches
wide, or one and three-quarter yards
fifty indies wide will lie required, with
three-eighth yard less In any widih
when collar is omitted.
Trimmings on the New Hats.
Many of the new hats are of chiffon
trimmed with mohair Lraid. This
braid has a silk sheen, which Is charm
ing In combination with the chiffon.
One pale blue hat. for instance, I
made of layers niton layers, rows upon
rows, whatever way one wishes to de
scribe it, of chiffon. Tin- rim Is formed
of one lot of these soft layers like a
rich llakey puff paste, and the crown
Is of more layers, until one wonders
where there Is room Inside for the
head. Each one of the many layers 1
edged with the mohair braid. That Is
all th-re Is to the hat. A hat like that
requires very Utile trimming, a large
pink rose or many little ones Inside
the rim on top and more underneath If,
next the face, and there is as pretty a
hat us may be. One must be sure not
to forget the foliage with the flowers,
for foliage plays an important part In
all trimmings nowadays.
Kaihetlre I'opiilur ,
The popularity of sashes for spring
and summer wear Is assured, and many
of the finest models for spring gowns
are finished in this effect.
A Iretty Millinery Moil...
Among the spring hats the shepherd
ess mode Is occupying a prominent
place. It Is broad and fiat, with a per
ceptible droop at the back. Simplicity
prevails in the trimming, soft ribbons
and spring llowers or chiffons, and
sometimes ostrich feathers, being best
adapted to this purpose.
Woman's Fancy Waist.
Fancy bodies, with round yokes, are
much in vogue both for entre gowns
and the popular odd waist. This smart
May Manton model is adapted to both
purposes and to all the season's dress
and waist materials, but, as shown, Is
made of etamine in pastel tan color,
with yoke and cuffs of twlne-colored
lace, over white, and makes part of
The lining is snugly fitted and closes
at the centre front and on it are ar
ranged the various parts of the waist.
Both front and back are laid vertical
pleats that are stitched with corticelli
silk near their edges, and arranged to
give a tapering effect.. The closing is
effected invisibly beneath the inner
pleat on the left front. Pointed tabs
are attached beneath the edges of both
inner tucks and are held in place by
small silk buttons. The sleeves show
one of the latest designs, and are
tucked to give a snug upper portion,
while they fall free and form puffs at
the elbows, with deep pointed cuffs be
low. At the neck is a stock that
matches the yoke and closes with it at
the left shoulder seam.
To cut this waist in the medium size
four yards of material twenty-one
Indies wide, three and a half yards
v.. e"fc .
FANCY WAIST FOIl A WOMAN.
twenty -seven Indies wide, or two yards
forty-four Inches wide will be required
With one yard of all-over lace for yoke,
collar and cuffs.
DYING VISION AND CRY
TALES OF TELEPATHY FROM
CANADIAN LUM3IR CAMP.
111 tin- One Jonrph . Ilium l Sulii to llavn
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hal.l 1 Have I'.ern lienr.t by Ills
Hurelhcnrt, Co:i Mile Am).
Bdlevcrs In what is occult or the
telepathic will p-ihaps find no diffi
culty in accounting for the following
occr.nvuees ir. :v Catintau (Canada)
lumbering Fhanty. Ordinary mortals
of conservative Ideas find it not easy
to explain them. The facts are vouched
for by a clergyman.
A party of lumbermen were engaged
in piling logs on Christmas Eve. They
made the piles unusually high. The
teamsters expostulated with the log
rollers for doing so because of the
danger to the lumbermen, if their cant
hooks should slip while they were roll
ing the heavy logs to such an elevation.
Joseph Gingras, a young Ereneh
Canadian, had just made some Jesting
reply when ids foot slipped, and the
forty-inch thirteen-foot log slid down
upon his shoulders ami rolled over
him to the ground. Ills companions
carried him to the shanty where he
was immediately put to bed, and made
as comfortable n possible.
As night caino on he fell into a kind
of stunor. From this he awekened in
a high fever, talking about his father.
"I knew you would come, I was sure
of it. father mine. You had better
hurry, step along, come quick, my
father," he kept calling.
After a time he went on "Keep away
from that rolhvay, don't rest there,
get away from the logs." And then in
greatest excitement, 'There! just what
I told you! Oh. he's killed, he's killed! I
know it. Mon Dieu, il est mort!"
With that a quantity of blood gushed
from his mouth and he fell back in
the rigor of fast approaching death
There was just one last sobbing cry,
heard above the litany of his comrades
as they knelt around him in the old
habitant fashion, "Marie, oh Marie!'
and he had gone.
Perhaps it was natural on Christmas
Day that some of the men should make
their way to the pile of logs, the scene
of the accident of the preceding day
But they were quite unprepared for
what they found there.
During the night several of the logs
had bulged out of their places in the
heap and rolled down to the roadway
And underneath them, crushed into
the snow and of coursa stone dead,
was an elderly man and nearby a little
valise he had apparently set down
while resting on the pile.
The body was carried, to the shanty
and laid in the next bunk to that occu
pied by Joseph Gingras's body. In
trying to learn the man's Identity the
lumbermen discovered in one of his
pockets this letter written by Joseph
"My Dear Papa: All goes well so
far and we are now settled for the
winter near Catfish Lake. You must
know the place, just near the Tomas
sine portage road, three or four miles
north of the lake. But yet I do not
know why I stay unless it be to forget
all about Marie and her deviltries. For
the work I like not, and Israel is not
here after all. No matter; the good
God will not let him escape for what
he has done to me with his lying
"And me? My father, you must do
just this one thing for me. Come to
me here. Come for the Noel sure.
Maybe you will see me never more if
you come not now. I did wrong to
leave you, to persuade you not to come
with ine as before. Sure, sure, come
for the Noel. Your affectionate, one,
So it was father and son, killed with
in a few hours of each other, at the
same spot, who were lying in neighbor
ing bertlis in the same shanty in the
stillness of death at the Noel or Christ
mastide. Just two days later the clerk of the
shanty and one of the teamsters were
in the office awaiting their turn to re
port to the local manager oi their em
ployers' firm at River Desert, when
they heard a voluble showily clothed
woman asking for the address to the
shanty where Joseph Gingras was em
ployed. Her sleigh was outside and she was
distracted until she could reach that
place. Monsieur would believe her, fur
truly, yes, truly, she had been told In a
vision of the night and in her own
soul she felt that she was wanted.
Two days before had she heard her
.Tos.'ph call to hor and go to him she
would, to leave him never more, no
scatter what people said anymore.
And the old man Gingras he had him
self sent a boy to her house on
Christmas Day to tell her to make
haste and go to River Desert, if she
wished to meet Joseph once more.
And the lumbermen were compelled
to tell her that the bodies of father
and sou were even then on the sled at
It was 11 o'clock on Christmas Eve.
when Marie was putting on her wraps
in the hallway of her home to go to
midnight mass that the distinctly
heard her lover call her name in ago
nized tones, she fancied from the head
of the stairs. At which hour the man
ihc had par led from in auger hc-zzz-::
of evil report of his t-aylngi r. pei t-
ig tnr, was dying. ".'Ml mlh-s away with
her mum upon his lips.-New vik
LIViNC TORPEDO COATS.
Strang I lull C haiffi-'l With 1 Irrtridly In
uUau Waters. ,
Nature and artifice approach each
other. In fact, Invention Is the unci
means of their mutual approach, inas
much as invention Is merely the prac-
ical application of nature' a laws. At
the cnnie time It seems surprising to
find that nattfre has devised a submar
ine torpedo boat nges before man ever
thought of building such a contrivance.
Cuban waters swarm with these sub
marine terrors of nature s manufacture.
Torpedo rays they are called. They
constitute one of the puzzles of science.
Ages before Benjamin Franklin first
drew sparks from the clouds they had
solved the principle of electrical stor
age. In fact, they are living storage
batteries. They are r.n anclnt type
of fishes, contemporary with the
sharks. The torpedo ray Is the first
cousin to the common skate, which it
greatlv resembles, though much larger.
Each of its big fleshy wings contains
an electric battery, which is as truly
such as any arrangement of Leyden
Jars In a sci-ntitle laboratory. J he
batteries consist of a large number of
hexagonal cells, each of which is ca
pable of storing a certain amount of
Scientists have given a great deal of
study to this extraordinary animal,
and they assert that its batteries are
nothing more or less than modified
muscles. The back of each electric
organ is positive, while the ventral
part that is, the side toward the belly
of the fish Is negative. It has been
ascertained that a current can be con
veyed through water for a considera
ble distance. It exercises all the known
powers of electricity, rendering needles
magnetic, decomposing chemical com
pounds and emitting sparks.
It is not known Just how much elec
tricity is stored by a full-sized torpedo
ray, but the amount must be consider
able, judging from its effects on hu
man beings who have been struck.
Natives in Central America are said
to make a practice of driving wild
horses into water where fishes of this
kind are, in order that the latter may
stun the frightened quadrupeds and
make them easy to capture. Only
two other kinds of animal possess
electric organs a species of catfish
and the well-known "electric cel."
Both eel and catfish have their storage
batteries located in their tails. St.
Results are trie best rewards.
The easy path leads nowhere.
Education is greater than iustruc
Calmness is the mark of true cour
age. Truth is not made false because we
A conspiracy of silence is usually
one of sin.
Daily drudgery may be the door to
Dark days make a good background
for bright lives.
Only those whom the cap fits will
criticise its cut.
Vice is never so vicious as whon ar
rayed as virtue.
Sorrow is the silken cord that makes
the circuit of sympathy.
Some people miss to-day's manna in
looking for to-morrow's.
It is not our burdens but our core
backs that make life hard.
Bigotry kills truth and seck3 to
frighten folk with her effigy.
The old man may have a greater
future before him than the youth.
When the heart is full of faith the
hands will be filled with good works.
Some people forgive by forgetting,
but the true way is to forget by for
giving. Ram's Horn.
The National Home for Disabled
Volunteer Soldiers at Washington, has
branches at Dayton, Ohio; Milwaukee,
Wis.; Togus, Me.; Hampton, Va.; Leav
enworth, Kan.; Santa Monica, Cal. ;
Marion, Ind., and Danville, 111. Then
there are State homes in California,
Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho', Illinois,
Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Massachusetts,
Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New
Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Ohio,
Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island,
South Dakota, Vermont, Washington,
Wisconsin and Wyoming. Disability
that prevents the applicant from earn
ing his living is a common requirement
for admission. A veteran receiving a
greater pension that $1(J a month is in
eligible, under ordinary conditions, for
the National Home; elsewhere the
Cooking by Natural Heat.
The Maoris of New Zealand cook
their potatoes aud other vegetables
in volcanic heat. There are a few vol
canoes in New Zealand, and some of
the Maoris live up in the mountains
near them. They make the volcanoes
do several useful things for them,
Vj1 tlis fiu: crest is Hit cooiriiig,
i - - -
No Jlno tii Her.
There v.ns a ic.i'i m wuiciroii wise
l! c,nrn'l all worth luiu.m; in lie' l.m.ls
ef Ins hi ad.
an expel t in .iku!u, aid t i i.i'.j
in iiicieiit Crei k ;
;i)iiometiy nu.iple 8 a gunc of
hide ninl f'ek.
world would pi-aite Inn ivimlom; but
tun wife spoke not a vui J
smiled in mute derioion of
iten that kIip lie ini ;
For (she thought of how she'll lei him (.'.')
to market once or twice,
When ho bought more than wan needed
at a nio.-t outnixe.iiis j.riee.
All Houht Ilemoveil.
ihe "And you will always love me.
even when I am old aud ugly?''
He "But you never can grow any
older or any uglier In my eyes, dar-ing."-l'all
Harriet "Sadie" b husband never
gets excited, never fights back, and
she simply cannot make him cross."
Estelle-"Yes. The horrid thing.
He Is simply exasperating." Brook
The Mu!n Conclilerallon.
"Do you think Bacon wrote Shakes
peare's plays?" asked the theorist.
"I don't care who wrote "cm." nu
swered the manager a little shortly
"so long as he isn't putting in claim
for royalties." Washington Star
"Yes," Mrs. Starvem was saying a
the breakfast table, "it's a splendi
book. It certainly is strong and "
"Ah! that reminds me," remarke
the absent-minded boarder. "Pleas
pass the butter." Philadelphia Press.
Force or Habit.
In the sanitarium where ehildre
are treated for lung trouble:
Lady Visitors "What intcrcsth
Obliging Nurse "Stand up, ch
dren, and cough for the ladles'.'
New York Tress. I
Mrs. Hiram Offen-"Dear, I wi
you'd bring home a dozen Harvey Iz
Mr. Ofifen "What do you mean'
Mrs. Hiram Off en "I'm just curie
to see what Bridget would do w
them." Philadelphia Tress. '
Breaking It Gently.
"Mummy, is that indeible ink
daddy's got in his studio?"
"Because I've spilt it all ovei
carpet!" Chicago Record-Herald
Fauline "Doesn't it depress :
renelope, noAV that we don't it
as much social attention as who
Penelope "The idea! Not a
there are lots of pleasanter plat
sit in than the front row." L"
Managing Editor "Our wa
epatches seem to me very meag;
unconflicting this morning."
News Editor "Yes; our corre
cut with the Boers was called
boken by the sudden death
uncle, yesterday, and I had to
raw hand vft the Venezuelan
tion to do his work.'' Puck.
Helped Him On His Way.
Tramp "I don't know whe
going to sleep to-night; can yt
Mr. Wiseman "Certainly. S
building over there? It's tl
hotel in town; tine rooms, old
stay there myself. Just run o
try it, I know you'll '..; goc
-Chdsea (.Mass.) G:;:;e.te.
Where the Difference Lief
"Wherein lies the difference 1
photography and courtship?" 1:
'T don't know," she replied.
"In photography," he ex
"the negative is developed in t
room, .while Pa courtship that
the affirmative i devoUJedT
She blushed, but nmUe no a
"Let us," he suggesitd, "p:
develop au ntSmative."
T! ere being no objection, i 1
CI'uv.C J. W i'.fcUili'i-GU Pool.