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In we Old Cnbnnas
the many r.ttra; tlomi f the
Ity of ll;iv:iui, the forts mid hnttcrh s
bold (he tin t pliicc. 11 1 1 1 1 of these the
fortress of in riii'i..rt i:i ( ',1 o.'uki
Ih Hi.' ijinHt -resting it ii i I pletiircsqu".
Crowniu ; ih s 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 of tl.e li!! which
llscs abruptly to a lid-lit of over sev
enty !'(,( f I ?!! the eastern thm of
the lmy, Uk missive gray wnlls varying
In height lion tv.ci:ly live to seventy
feet, iii cMir-ding ror nearly a mile
along the cic t of Hi.' ridge, It pre
sents to the eye a jil.-t un that Is not
sn; s' (t In Cuba. Tills fortress was
.built In Hi',.". 1771, iiihI Its cost lias bet n
estimated at from .'u.imio.imm) to ."?:;(,
!0(i.(Hi(t. Tlu' entrance Is at the north
end, about a 1 1 a 1 f mile In the rear of
Moito. Aflrr crossing the drawbridge
over the outer moat ami passing
through this entrance, another Avail,
with ilra wbrldgo and moat Is passed,
mill t !n'!i tin main entrance, a 11 up
pieee of Spanl.-h architecture Is seen.
ttlll another drawbridge to cross and
you pass through the Inner Avail mid
jre Avllhln the fortress. Passing up
the main avenue you enter a large
square. In the foreground is the Com
mandant's residence, at present occu
pied by Captain Marti, son of the late
President. On the right n number of
old bronze guns point their muzzles
over the parapet, and in the centre of
the parapet is a marble obelisk in
honor of the Spaniards' avIio fell in an
attack by the British over a century
ago, and their ashes are preserved in
the magazine beneath It. On the op
posite side of the square are the bar
racks, Avith a small chapel in the cen
tre. Passing to the rear of these
buildings Ave come to the part used as
a, prison by the Spaniards. This sec
tion contains several largo rooms about
.thirty feet deep by tA-enty feet Avide,
witn a neaviiy narrea aoor ami aviiuiow
in front. Around the Avails and In the
floor iron rings, set in stone, tell one
to Avhat uses these rooms Avere devoted
in the past. One of these rooms is
larger than the others, and In the semi
darkness a door in the roar Avail 'is
seen. Here is the entrance to the fa
mous dungeons. Passing this door
you find yourself in total darkness, and
striking a light the passage is found
to be about six feet high by three feet
wide, and it extends for hundreds of
yards into the hill. Near the end of
this passage a cross passage leads to
the right, and, after passing a long dis
tance up this a faint ray of light is
seen, and then a turn is made and the
end of the passage is reached. Here is
LINED UP, SHOT AND KUKIED.
n small Avindow about tAVO feet square
and heavily barred, but from which
only the sky can be seen. The dun
geons can ie seen on both sides of
these passages but only the large
arched entrances can now be sen.
us the Americans, during their occu
pation, tilled them Avith dirt. They
wore quite large and were supposed to
accommodate twelve prisoners each.
From this prison another pass-ag, Id
d-jwn to the rear of the fort, when
in a quadrangle In one of the luoats
or ditches, the execution fmdi place,
Ag.'tin-t these walls the prisoner had
kn-t fur execution and the fain-nn
"dead line" av 1 1 1 ( 1 1 marks the wails
here for over a hundred feet In length,
was cut by the bullets which passed
through the bodies of the victims of
Spanish military law. Outside of this
quadrangle, In the outer ditch. Is the
burial place of thes.. victims, mid also
the execution place of the more Import
ant state prisoners. A fence Incloses
th' lr graves and a wooden tab'et has
been placed In the wall by the Cubans
In honor of the patriots who died lu re.
This outer ditch Is probably the most
Impressive feature of the fortress, and
gives cue an idea of the Immense size
of the Avork. -It Is about seventy feet
dorp, and In places so Avlde that sev
eral immense batteries of solid
masonry rising to the height of the
fortress mid a hundred yards or more
square are built Avlthln it. Beyond
this ditch rises the outer Avail of the
fort and at Its end n road leads down
the side of tin' cliff to the wharf Avhero
many mi unfortunate Spaniard or
Cuban lias bid goodby to his friends
and taken a last look on Havana mid
-New York Commercial Ad-
Inventor of AVIrele TelesrnpliT.
KUU ltubhlt With Ills AYhipluHli.
Fred Ilaack, of (hidley, Cah, has a
unique method of exterminating jack
rabbits. Ilaack is an experienced
handler of big teams of horses, and
thus became expert in the use of long
lash Avhips. He has trained a saddle
marc, Avhieh ambles sleepily along to
lull suspicion on the part of the rab
bits until he Is within range, Avhen
Ilaack uncoils his long snake lash and
lets iiy for the jack's neck, and in an
other minute the rabbit is caught. On
a recent morning Haack thus killed
fourteen of the pests.
KI.NC.S AND TI11N;:4.
Amrn,' lini ring", writ K'.sii I'.re in
the Jewelers' Weekly, tli. new a Jour
.marquise, cuns.sting of line g'U'i "pen-
Avork Avlth fanciful and unconven
tional placing of the gems, represents
a fascinating innovation.
A Hpur mid a fox's head In gold
makes a neat sporting scarf-pin.
A belt of cameo plaques eaters to the
liking for the antique and odd.
East Indian turbaned heads Kcem to
be one of the favorite designs in scarf
The peacock, vanity's emblem, but
also the symbol of perfection in color,
furnishes appropriate decorations on
combs and coiffure ornaments, Ihe gold
and enamel showing to great advan
tage on the tortoise shell.
THE IlEION OF PJKISOX.
This is a ribbon Avlnter. Itibbons of
all shades, Avidtli and styles are much
in vogue. A white satin sash streAvn
with great pink roses is extremely
rich and showy. Equally so Is one
where red poppies are thrown upon
a white satin ground, Avith black velvet
stripes. An odd effect is obtained in
n white and pink silk sash, which has
velvet daisies strewn over H.
Very rich in effect Is a broad ribbon
of this kind, having a black ground
striped with bright colors. New and
stylish are the zihellne ribbons, with
long, hairy pile. Then there are the
silver tissues strewn with colored
flowers and bordered with n Avhlte
satin stripe and the lloAvered goid bor
dered with black and Avhlte and guid
I THE SrrJNG NECKWEAR.
The stole-front neckpiece has just
one piece pendant from its centre, and
is much newer than the bishop's tabs.
Tiny silk crocheted rings in black
are used to finish the ends and tabs oZ
some of the new neckpieces in Loth
white and colors.
Small, neat effects, rather than very
heavy ones, are predicted for spring
neckAvear, as more in keeping with
Wh'te is far in the lead for any and
all neckwear pieces. If a touch of
color is given, black and sometimes
light blue are used.
Some of the huckaback collars, that
are so very sAvagger now, when done
In cross-stitch in silk of several tints
resemble beautiful pieces of Oriental
The stiff, high-band collars of white
linen that are de rigueur noAV are quite
Ioav and made of the very finest of
linen, ornamented with rows of hem
stitching and French necdleAvork of
Another one of Dame Fashion's pro
phetic whispers for spring is that very
feAV boas Avill be worn, and those Avill
be exclusively white. Philadelphia
"NEW WOMAN" AND ANCIENT.
One of the pet reproaches made
against the new woman is that in her
unseemly longing to stand upon the
same footing as her aforetime lord and
master she Invented the fashion of
wearing garments of a mannish cut.
This is most unjust, and she may
readily be proved guiltless of the
charge by a trilling investigation of
the fashions of ancient times and of
conservative countries, Avhere the poor
tilings are as unemancipated as pos
sible, and still wear the same style cf
garments us their foremothers of a
thousand years ago.
The Chinese lady, as every traveler
testified, Irs one of the most modest,
retiring and conventional of creatures,
yet she wears clothes almost exactly
like those of her husband and brothers.
Indeed, in China trousers are consid
ered much more proper as feminine
garments than skirts.
The Turkish woman's dress is identi
cal with that of the husband Avho
keeps her so carefully shut away from
all hoAV-fangled notions, and the Eski
mo woman clothes her little fat legs
in tigh sealskin breeches, finished off
with smart fur-topped boots.
The happy woman of Siam, who has
never been obliged to go in for wom
an's rights, having always been as free
as air and the equal of any man of her
acquaintance, wears, like every man in
the kingdom, a square of cotton or silk
curiously adjusted about the legs and
fastened by tucking tAvo of the ends
through at the waist in what travelers
describe as a perilously insecure man
Looking back at the good old times
to which those Avho disapprove cf the
new woman are so feud of referring,
very ear!;' in the AVorlJ's history can
be found bHt.mns of wom. n adi-Mitr
maimi-h clothes when the" wi to putt
tlbie al'd roiivt liicl.t.
The (iici'Us, Avith their hunting go.l-
tjiss, lioir .Ainnx'His ami tieir nw.it
tribin!ns in llu athletic g.u:ie hie
shown us Low 1 m : i ! . 1 1 f u I v oiunu can
I e in the tdi i; t f.ti.i,' v, eru by the
jouth.". I'.u; in d mill even then old
folks mentioned :i 'rehNteiie time
Is were r. t s'J bold. - Chic;
the llrst Avtmiau
America, is slid
Dr. Mary E.
ELo'lcwcll, Avho Avas
minister ordained in
living ia New York
Is the first
Avoiiian appointed as a sanitary In
spector by the Health Commissioner of
Miss Anna Ilovesief, the editor of
the largest newspaper In Norway, has
b.en in this country studying Amciican
methods of editing.
Mrs. Ida P.elmer Camp, botanist and
horticulturist, doers a profitable busi
ness in cactus growing. She has at her
greenhouses in Caro, Mich., the largest
collection of cacti in the country.
Miss Florence Haywood, of St. Louis,
lias been commissioned to select tal
ented Avomen of England and the con
tinent of Europe- to represent their
countries at the St. Louis Exposition.
Mrs. Eugenia -Wheeler Ooff is the
one Avoman h America who makes
maps for historical books and also
Avail charts for schools and offices.
She is a Minneapolis Avoman and spares
ueither time nor effort in her Avork.
One of the latest accessions to the
roll of(Avoman's clubs is the Victoria
Cuild 'of India. The members are
native and Anj'o-Indian Avomen, and
the object is to promote intercourse
between the two races, a work for
Avhieh there is great need.
Former Empress Eugenie's photo
graphs taken Aviihin the last tAventy
years are very I'iav, but in all she pre
sents a prolific v'.cav. The reason for
this? Th droop in her oblique eyes
lias acccntu.it.d Avith time and grief,
and the Empress Is still mindful of her
once great beauty.
Queen Alexandra is so fond of clocks
that she has 300 of them-sniall. large,
fancy and plain at Sandringham.
Curiously enough, these have ahvays
been kept half an hour fast to humor
the King. The finest collection in the
Avorld is supposed to be at P.uckiughaiu
Palace, the number of clocks there
being considerably over o()0, while
Marlborough House is believed to
boast a collection of some 400.
A touch of purple is seen on many
Some of the smartest muffs are
shown in melon and heart shape.
A rather pretty hair ornament is of
white oak leaves set with brilliants.
A small bine beetle trying to crawl
along a gold branch forms an attract
Tiie old-time "jersey" has returned
again in a much trimmed and much
The popular combination noAV seems
to be blue velvet and chincnuia ana
Gir zibeline and sable.
1ernieesoft girdle, Avide in the back and
drawn down to almost nothingness in
front, is preferred above all others.
An enamelled brooch is in the shape
of au autumn leaf, and sIioavs all the
exquisite tints of the autumnal color
Dresden buttons close picturesquely
any of the Avhite blouses except those
of sheer white Iuavu, hoav so 'much
Collar and cuff sets of huckaback,
done in cross stitch are the latest to
be adopled by the most stylishly
A shirt, composed of three deep
flounces to the Avaist is to be mucn
used for the coming summer frocks of
The mode of sewing heavy lace on
fur and combiiv; the fur through the
meshes i-i one c? the season's fancies,
and gives the cl'ect of embroidery oa
The hip yoke steadily grows in favor
and will be a distinguishing feature of
many of the spring and summer skirts,
as it offers so many pleasiug combina
tions of fabrics.
Embroidered buttons in silk, cloth
and velvet are revived again, and these
with many cf the other fanciful dec
orations are not Impossible for the
Silk bands are quite as- much em
ployed on cloth as ever, and they may
be of moire or taffeta and finished on
the edges Avith a fine silk braid sewu
on in some little pattern Avkdeh gives
a pretty, indescribable effect.
The water poAver available on the
Pacific slope for producing electric en.
ergy is equivalent to the combustion
cf O'J.OfM.'d'.lO tons of cce.l a year.
Tins world it s i t"ti.itvp
'1 hat t li i o -i cms h.'t tilC.o 1
Tout peace (iiii cut be lii.uiiiaiuc J
'1 hi u!ilioul iU mility fc.Mpo.
e:i one fv.mtry's qei. t
MinmiiK va;i'itii ;ok1 rii'lit
AT'iither (jotK oin .e y and
Prepares to t.t.u t'n tir'h
AND SHE KNOWS.
"Is he a AVeH-informil man?"
"I should say i; . Why, his Avife tcllj
lilm everything." Louisville Post.
Young Lady (who has just had her
picture taken) "I hope that the pic
tures Avill bo handsome."
Photographer "Yes, indeed; you Aviii
hardly ivuesnize yourself." New York
WHAT USUALLY HAPPENS.
"Mark you, if Ave honest men do not
organize the politicians Avill Ignore us."
"Ay! Put if the organization
amounts to anything the politicians
will capture it." Puck.
SUrEPJOll TO THEM.
Once my little brother wished, to ride
with papa. Papa said, "No, not under
My little brother replied: "Oh, I can
ride on the circumstances, papa."
A DURBAR ECHO.
"I see that the finest elephants at the
durbar were introduced by the Sikhs."
"Strange that they were not a Sikhly
lot." Cleveland Tlaln-Dealcr.
THAT SETTLES IT.
"I see that some one is advocating
the project of a newspaper printed in a
compact tabloid form like a book," said
Mr. Torque. .
"The very idea!" cried Mrs. Torque;
"it's simply ridiculous."
"In what way?"
"Why, such a paper would bo simply
useless to put under a carpet" Balti
"Why did you not accept Manufac
turer Schultz at your club? He be
longs to a good family aEd is very
"Oh, that's all right, but he made his
own money." Fliegende Blaetter.
PRESENCE OF MIND.
Black and White recalls a story of a
highwayman who Avas outAA'itted by a
nobleman Avhom he waylaid.
"Your money or your life!" saidthe
hero of the road, presenting r'cked
pistol at tho window of a flss on
"I Avould not yield to one man," re
sponded the occupant of the vehicle,
"but as there are two of you I must."
The robber, taken aback, looked
round to see where the second man
was, and at that moment received a
bullet through the heart from his In
tended victiu:. ,
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