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I,v"t1..r, fciRiI Jif iijicr, tfir on
e'J cita!osr-j make a tvrlve.
A Chlofro nan la foStg to ws'k to
ft. Louis nnl fic.fjn the brut way to
f!o IL Answer: Ikm't.
Cf.-Ifnrp'a'e orange rop rper to
b.friimln on the vetted rights cf
tb JiUrbigan peach err p.
Luar'ne tho quantity of f-cf nt cigars
r at Frank Chance could. If be would,
t'T Hh that $2o,0ri0 a year.
' Tegs and Publicity" l 'bx!;iin
ti an out tern papT. Put Ihn leas pub
'.r!'y soma pf ?s have, the better.
W have small sympathy for th
ientletr.au or lady who acquires chil
tlr!n through cxctTtSve devotion to
r'ltr h -..
Havtng Ma ty on the front page.
ibn New Hampshire' pet goat ut
sially butted Into print by way of a
Sown of the educators have deter
He'ned that e naminut ions re no food.
The schoolboys could have told thera
that long bgo.
If the ruin of the lemon crop baa no
CI effect on the lemon pie of com
mrco one will be justified la harbor
The people cf the Netherlands lead
the world in coffee drinking. Who
now will dare to say that coffee makes
What has become of the fussy old
fe.ntleman who laments the Inability
Jf the present generation, to make
Somebody baa Invented a waist for
feminine wear that fastens together
la the back with only two hooks. What
pity It has no chancel
A Vienna physician Bsys two per
sons can br grown together by skin
grafting. Watch the Siamese twins
Increase now In the sideshows.
A Harvard professor says there will
oon be a permanent cure for the gout
6tlll. the market price Hats seem to
answer the purpose very well now.
Tt Is too bad that the- suspender
company that failed the oher day
could not have hfld up a lltle longer.
Suffragettes advocate wearing them.
It Is rather herd to underrtand wby
even a wealthy Chicago woman should
pey $5,fi00 for a dog. unless, per
chance. It was a solid, tenderloin dog.
A minister In the east has h!3 ser
mons printed and sent to each sick
member of his f.ock. That, at least,
fthould Insure against any feigned
A Thlladelphta man has succeeded
In hatching egps of the diamond-backed
terrapin In an lncubatcr. Next
thing they'll have them In cold stor
One French woman playwright who
killed a woman friend Is to dramatize
the little Incident. If the habit
spreads friends of other dramatists
will begin to worry.
With a bulldog under one arm and
crate of egrs under the other, the
Industrious postman Is not required to
lift his cop In salutation bs the fair
mistress of the house comes to get
her morning letters.
A contemporary remarks naively on
the death of tbe composer of the
"T.weet ftv and Pye" and other war
ballads' By the way. what consti
tutes a war ballad?
The prince of Wales has been or
dered by 1'U father to resign from ai
Oxford club h'orm?e he participated
tn a frolic known as a "rag." Evi
dently the kin? Is oppoped to rngtlrrie.
Th flsh'-rmen of British Columbia
find the whale very useful In herding
shoals of herring toward the shore,
f'lnce !'t d-ivs of Jonah the whr.le has
bad a knack of figuring In tall tales
An InvosMsntor asserts that New
Tork bos no hnuvtcd houses. The In
evitable Inference Is that translated
New Yorkers don't want to come back
from the next world even If It Is
The roof of a Philadelphia hotel 1a
being equipped with a landing for
aeroplr.nes. It wili keep tho manage
ment busy when fly-hv-tlght theatri
cs! troupes adopt this moans cf
It must be awful to get into a
bunch of Chinese political reformers
who are baseball fans and listen to
ihnlr comments on the new govern
ment and the introduction of the dia
mond at the same time.
X Kansas City saloonkeeper, who
tiever bad a cash register but trust
ed his bartender Implicitly, died
wort) $300,000. Now It Is up to some
Ingenious psychologist to figure out
Just bo much he would have been
ortb lad he Instilled caib. rsgls-Ut.
1'iTTY YEARS AGO
February 3, 1303.
A f.pht toc-k place at J'insto swamp.
1'lBSourt, t'etweon a C tschment cf
UnUin troojis unU;r the leadership of
of Major Ueedor, and a body of Con
federate lrresularn under tho leader
rhlp cf one McOJee, resulting in a rout
of Uo i.Arti.-'.ijja. M(.G'.-a aj4 elfcht cf
Lis men, were Vllled.
A ucceffii reconno! iance WM
cjado to IJberiy, Auburn, sn.l Lt?.r,n
on, Tenn., by a body of National troops
under Gen. J. J. rteynoIJn. They ob
tained Important Information concern
lag the position and operations of tho
Confederate forces; ascertained that
tho Inhabitants of many portions of
Tennessee hitherto unvlsitrd by Na
tional troops were loyal to the I'nion;
cbt-alned material results In capturing
supplies, and destroying Confederate
means, of support; broke np a Confed
erate camp, dispersing the Confeder
ates In all directions, and had Beveral
skirmishes with irregulars.
Fort Donelson, Tenn., garrisoned by
tlm nighty-third Illinois, was at
tacked by a force of Confederates un
der Generals Forrest and Whoe.Icr.
After a desperate contest of Ave hours
duration, the Confederates withdrew,
finding the placo now Impregnable.
Tho levee at Yazoo Pass was cut,
permitting a Federal expedition to
pass through in operations against
February 4, 1363.
Col. George E. Waring, Jr., com
manding the cavalry division in the
brigade of Gen. J. W. Davidson, made
a descent on BateBVille, Ark., driving
the Confederates under Marmaduko
out of the town, killing and wounding
many, and capturing some prisoners.
among them Colonel Adams. Many of
the Confederates swam th& river In
Thanksgiving" was celebrated In
Texas for the successes that had at
tended the Confederate arms.
The ram Fulton, cn the way to
Vicksburg, was fired into by a Confed
erate battery at Cypress Bend, and dis
abled. One negro on board was killed,
and another Jumped Into the river and
was drowned. Before the Confeder
ates could board the disabled vessel.
the Btearners Rattler and Wilson came
to its relief.
National troop9 had a brief skirmish
with Confederates five miles from
Lake Providence, in which they lost
several men while effecting the cap
ture of a number of the enemy.
The examination of Kev. R. J,
Graves took place at HillBboro, N. C,
before Judge M. 53. Manly. The mln
ister was bound over to the Confed
erate courts In Richmond to stand
charge for treason against tho Confed'
February 5, 18C3.
A party at tha Fortieth Missouri
rnlHtia encountered a small V-d of
rConfederate irregulars on Bear Creek,
Johnson county. Mo., and routed them
, in a dashing charge.
! The queen of England, in her speech
I read before the opening of tho British
! parliament, said: "Her majesty's re-
! latlons with foreign powers continue
I to be friendly and satisfactory. Her
' majesty has abstained from taking
; any Btep with a view to induce a ces-
, sation of the conflict between the con
tending parties in tho North Ameri
can states, because it has not yet
seemed to her majesty that any such
overtures could be attended with any
probability of success. Her majesty
has viewed with the deepest concern
the desolating warfare which still
rages in those regions; and she has
witnessed with heartfelt grief the
distress and severe suffering; which
that war has Inflicted on a large class
of her majesty's subjects, but which
have been borne by them with noble
It is some consolation to be led to
fortitude and exemplary resignation,
hope that this suffering and this dis
tress are diminishing rather than
increasing, and that some revival of
employment is beginning to take place
in the manufacturing districts."
A small detachment of National
cavalry was attacked at WIgglngtoii's
mill, near Stafford Store, Va. The
Confederates were dispersed, and a
number of iitit-hboiing farmers bp
Capt. Robert Uaupin, of the Con
federate army, was captured in tho
vicinity of Columbia, Mo., by a party
of National troops.
February 6, 18G3.
A detachment from Companies II
und P of tho Fifth New York cavalry
.inado a raid into MIddloburg, Va
capturing eight of the First Virginia
Confederate cavalry, as they were on
their way to a ball at Aldlo, glvtn In
their honor, by the citizens.
The Confederate Colonel Cusnman,
for a long time active in burning cot
ton in the South to prevent it from
falling into the possession of the Na
tional government, was arrested at his
home near Ripley, Teun., and taken to
A party of the Twelfth Confederate
cavalry attacked the mail coach be
tween Martiusburg and Winchester,
,Va., capturing the driver and occu-
I ,paut3 of the coach. Brigadier Genoral
CluteretB assistant adjutaut-general
nd uUIe-de-camp among the number.
Tho aid managed to escape, and noti
fied General Mllroy, who ordered out
two companies of cavalry to intercept
th enemy In their retrest. The Con-
f,-.frr.nt"S wert rot Ttr&r
n;l t'i!in from t!:c!r prey, wt irU
The Confederate were rep;:!'.ed In
a K"or.l attack on Fort Ponelaon.
T?? Oris linrdreO'h regiment of
Illinois Tc?MO'.eers mutinied.
February 7, 1SC3.
A detathmer.t of cavalry rtnt out
from Torktowo to receivo twenty ilve
C'osv'eilerates reported by a deserter
as ready to give themslves up, cama
to f rii'f st the bands of a Confederate
force tht was waiting la ambuth for
them. Twenty aaddl.-a were emptied
nt the Jlrnt firs. At tho same time a
body of Confederate cavalry ap
proached don the rod from a dis
tance. The Union troops, advancing
to n-.ect them, fell foul of telcrapli
wires the Confederates had Strung
across the road. Many horses and
riders were thrown, and hurt One
Federal captain and one nontenant
was captured, and one captain and one
lieutenant tnken prisoners.
The partisan 'lender Captain Daw
son snd several of his mca were
taken prisoners by a detachment of
I'nion troops onder Colonel Wood in
the vicinity of fryersburg, Tern.
The steamer x. I). Warner, leopard,
and Ruby, ail from Nassau, N. P..
with large and valuable cargoes, raa
the blockade and reached CharltKton,
S. C, early in the morning.
J. P. Benjamin, the Cytfedorate
secretary cf state, addref-sed a cir
cular to the foreign consuls Jn the
Southern stales, informing them that
tho National ports were open to the
trade of the merchants of their several
Ell Thayer delivered an address at
Cooper Institute, New York, advoca
ting the colonization of Florida wlta
loyal colonists frcra the North.
February 8, 1863.
The Federal expedition under Gen
erals Morgan and Davis, sent from
Nashville, Tenn., in pursuit of For
rest's and Wheeler's Confederate
forces, who were retreating to tha
west, returned, having captured thirty
prisoners near Charlotte, among them
Colonel Carroll and Major Rembrandt,
of Forrest's staff.
Lebanon, Tenn., was entered and
captured by the National force, which
succeeded in capturing six hundred
Confederates, most of them of General
The work, of cutting the canal at
Vicksburg, to permit the Union forces
to communicate above and below with
out passing the batteries, went rapidly
forward, a large force being engaged
on It night and day.
Rear Admiri! Porter reported the
captured of three Confederate trans
port steamers in the Red river, Arkan
sas, by the Queen of tho West, under
The circulation of the Chicago
Times was prohibited among the
Union soldiers in Memphis, Tenn.,
by order of General Hurlbut.
Col. W. R. Pennick Bent fifty men
of tho Fifth Missouri volunteers from
Independence, Mo., to disperse a camp
of Confederate Irregulars reported in
the neighborhood. The party came up
with the camp and dispersed it at two
o'clock in the afternoon In a running
fight lasting half an hour. To test the
fighting qualities of colored soldiers.
Colonel Pennick permitted a contra
band to accompany the expedition, at
his own request. Ho was wounded,
fighting bravely, and expressed,a will
ingness to again "fight' tho bush
whackers as soon as he sot well."
February 9, 1863.
A cavalry skirmish occured near
Suramervllle, Va., between a detach
ment of Union cavalry belonging to
Major Knox's command, and a Con
federate reconuoltering party, la
which the latter were compelled to
retreat, with the loss of several of
their number tn killed and wounded.
It having been frequently reported
to General Rosecrans that Confeder
ate soldiers approached his lines at
Murfreeaboro, Tenn., dressed in the
uniform of Union soldiers, and that
they had even carried the colors of the
United States to deceive his men, he
ordered that none so dressed should
receive, when captured, tho rights of
prisoners or war, and that no quarter
should bo given them in battle.
Representatives from Louisiana,
chosen under the form of an election,
were admitted into the house of
representatives of tho United States.
(Copyright, 1D13, by W. O. Chapman.)
Paradise of Big Game.
The big ganio shooting grounds of
British East Africa have become so
widely and generally known that they
have blotted out of mind the Zom
besi valley to the south, the forests of
Gorongoza and Govuro and the
courses of a dozen rivers that break
into the Indian ocean through Portu
To the big game hunter with a de
sire fur trophies British East Africa
presents undoubted advantages over
any other country in the world; but
to the eportsnmn who wishes to test
his powers of woodcraft to the full
and on the supreme scule, so far as
game Is concerned, Portuguese East
Africa offers a field that is unsur
passed. Portuguese East Africa still con
tains the following big game in abun
dan: Buffalo, crocodile, eland, ele
phant, giraffe, brindled and white
tailed gnu or wildebeest, baitbeest,
hippopotamus, hyena, koodoo, rhino
ceros, roan antelope, sable antelope,
waterbuck and zebra. There 1b a
great variety of smaller game. New
Patience She was married at high
noon, you know.
Patrice Looks ua If the wad taklcj
a It to 1 chance, doesn't UT
(a , j.r:
Scientific experiments In the Department
or Agriculture utiow that spinach, when
used as a food. Induces energy, whlla
French string beans and grei-n peas tend
to promota the tender passion.
I'm eatlntr spinach every day, for I've
the wish to get along;
I bate to linger by the way, a plodder
with the common thronfr;
Thero are a hundred things I'd lies to do
to win the crowd's applause:
I lonpr somehow to mnke a strike, I wish
to have some p!eml!d cause.
But moroly working srerns so slow, and.
oh, I find It hard to wait
For Chance to lift me from below and
eet me up among the great.
I call for spinach at each meal, although
I've never liked the stuff
And never have had cause to feel that I
looked enerjry enough;
I have It heaped upon my plate, and yet,
somehow I'm still, unknown.
Am left to labor Ion? and late where no
bright light has ever shone;
Perhaps it Is not energy or proud ambi
tion that I lack:
I'm wondering If It may be a dearth of
brains that keeps me back.
I know a maiden who appears to have a
liking for string beans;
I will not eay how many years she baa
been viewing earthly scenes;
She hns a fondm-ss for green peas that
she does not attempt to hide.
Yet no man ever on his knees has for her
heart end hand applied;
Within her breast romance may surge I
do not know, I cannot aay
But no one ever stops to urge her to for
sake her lonely way.
Eome things are bitter, somo are sweet.
And rhanee may either make or mar;
But still. In splto of what you eat.
Much may depend on what you are.
Reminded Her of Grandpa.
"I'm mighty glad to meet you
again," he Bald. "Do you realise that
!t is nearly eight years since I left
"Oh," she replied, "is it as long as
that? I suppose you wouldn't care
to return here to live, would you?"
"No, I'm afraid It would seem pret
ty dull, after living in a big city.
There hasn't been much change here.
Everybody that I used to know is old
er looking that's about all."
"Yes, I have no doubt that you no
tice it much more than we do."
"Very likely. As for myself, I don't
feel an hour older than I did on the
day I left."
"Really? That reminds me of my
grandfather. You remember him,
don't you? Up to the very day of his
1eath, when he was nearly 90, and
looked it, he kept saying he felt like
Not That Half.
"Ah, yea," said Mrs. MiJdlcton, with
a sigh, "it ia too true, alas, too true!
One half the world doesn't know how
tha other hajf lives."
Eho had Just returned from an after
noon card party, and had been talking
over some of the things that ehe had
"I guess you're right," her husband
replied, "but you bet your life it isn't
tho feminine half that doesn't know "
"Mrs. Muchmore told me," said
Mrs. Oldcastlc, "that tho new min
ister came in his vestments when he
otiiciattd at your daughter's wed
ding." "It ain't true," replied her hostess,
as ho flung one of her ropes of
pearls over the back of a f!)0 rocking
chair; "we brought Mm over in our
"Mrs. Allingham claims that her
husband is a very highly educated
"She's right. He got his education
in a business college that had quar
ters on the nineteenth floor of a sky
scraper." A Sign.
When a man says he doesn't care
what the newspapers print about him
It is a sign that he knows he cannot
whip the editor.
fX S ( ! , ' i 0 t , -
A Budget of Queries.
Pleesft answer tho following . qnes
iloiie for me at your earliest conven
ience: In sending a wedding presorit, to
whom should it be addressed? In
meeting a br'do and ir.room, not tpo
:ltil friends, what thouM one say by
way of congratulations? A reception
Is given for a new minister by one of
the societies. If one cannot attend
Is a response necessary?
In parnlns around tt a wedding
what should one say to both bride
and rroom? If the bride fails to in
troduce the groom, what is necessary?
Letters to be answered through the
department tire printed Just as fast
S3 rpaco rermtts, and those inclosing
t stamped, self-addressed envelope for
a personal reply are answered imme
diately. A wedding gift is always addressed
to the bride.
Congratulations are e.vtendiM to a
bridegroom and best wishes to the
brldo. A public reception given by a
rhurch society does not require a per
sonal response or a card. If a Uride
(ails to Introduce her husband just
speak to him just tho same, as under
the oiifumstances she Is quite excusa
ble, and do not flatter yourself that
"he" would remember your name for
one minu'.e. I am glad you enjoy the
department, and it is kind of you to
tn Accepting Invitations.
Will you kindly give mo an outline
of accepting invitations to social en
tertainments, such as teas, receptions,
etc., also the color and size of paper
to use. Margaret
A cream-colored unruled paper of
good quality, plain or adorned with
monogram, crest or street and homo
number with envelopes to fit exactly
is always in good form.
The wording of an acceptance de
pends much upon the way an invita
tion is framed. If very formal and
in the third person, the reply, either
an acceptance or a regret, is written
in the samo manner. If Informal, the
return reply is written in an Informal
Valentine Linen Shower.
I with to give a Valentine s'tower
on the 14th. Pleaso tell me h)w to
word the linen. What shall I have
and how shall I decorate? I had
thought of using cardboard heiirts.
For the invitations use your visit-
Latest Fashions in Long Coats
Iu the two coat3 pictured, each one
in its way is a novel expression of an
olj-tiuio favorite. In one wo may pic
ture it It' a grey brocade, accompany
ing a skirt of fine cloth or chaimeuao,
that is also grey, but plcklug up the
deeper tono of tho chinchilla fur, em
ployed as a decorative detail on both
coat and muff. The really refreshing
part of tha design Is the hip-length
of the coat. In addition t.i the bor
dering of fur, there arj introduced
three square motifs of Oilental em
broidery, worked in with a rather
heavy grey cord, tho faint partl-color-Ing
of tho broderlo relieving the mo
notony of the grey In a quite unob
trusive manner, so characteristic of
the taste of tha day. The pictur
esque valua of tho Itobc-eulurro collar
: v I
!rg card. wKh "Llnou Ehowtr fdj
j,rg n with dtiy, date and l.oui
written on 'inclose 'n enitloir to
ft pviiotly and send by post,
Why not make a bis heart of pink,
crepe paper and put nil the panels
In., to be bAWKht In by a small etsil.l
dressed as Cupid? Of cotirse, on
February 14 nothing will ever fake
the plf.ee of heart decorations and
plae cards. Did you know you could
buy these cardboard hearts, all Hires,
and at a very small cost? Ro m.icb
time saved. Before thi no of keep
ing special tl.iya became (renral th
few of us who always celebrated had
to make all our favors.
1 should serve heart shnneJ s:ind-.
wlches with a potato salad, ornament
ed with beet hearts, then heart
shaped ices with small heart-shaped
cakes. Request each on to write
valentine to 0 with her parcel.
For a Surprise Party,
I have a sister who will be cloven
this month. I want to have a surprise
party. What would you advlso us tj
do for'amnsernent ? Have to have it
in the) evening. What hour should It
start, and what would you have for
refreshments? I thought fourteen
would be the oldest and nine thft
youngest. Would thnt be proper?
Would it be rlpht for mother or ms
to writo tho invitations, and bow
would you word them? M. E. G.
It will be perfectly proper for yonr
mother to extend the invitations by
writing Informal littlo notes. I should
bavo the hours from seven to ten.
Not a moment later for young people
of that ape. Certainly include the
nlno-year-old. Sho or he will Boon
be 'leven. I should bnvo a lovely big
birthday rako, with ico cream, and if
you like, cocoa and sandwiches, with
nuts and candy. Why not have a
peanut hunt? Carry lemonB on a
fork. Have a nnll pounding contest
for the girls and a button-sewing eon
test for the boys. You will have no
end of a good time.
The Kind of Stationery to Ue.
I am tho secretary of our club and
tho members have asked mo to ask
you if It Is proper to send out invita
tions written on plain white linen pa
per? Is it all right to use colored pa
per? I received a large box of this an
a gift, and though I prefer white, yet
I am using this. But is it considered
best form to use It or white? S.-irah,
Plain white unruled note paper ii
correct for invitations, and if your
colored stationery Is what you used to
write to me It is in perfectly good
stjle. Maay people like a pairs gray
or bluish gray paper, and somo like
a deep cream, but white is always cor.
Reply to "Daddy's Girl."
I like your signature, for anyone
who is "daddy's" girl io pretty sure to
be just tho very nicest of a child. From
your description I should say that the
gods had been unusually favorable to
you in giving you not only sunny,
golden hnir, but a sunny disposition as
well. Be thankful that you are good
to look vpon and a favorite, but when
told that this is a fact just say, "Thank
you, I am glad you think so." I do
not see anything lacking in your ward
robe and think you are very fortunate,
to have so much.
speaks for itself, and
toned tiiut there la a sufficient spring:
to allow of tho front being mated,!
aud a really cosy warm neck-wrap pro-t
Gentle advances aro being road. '
under audi beguiling ausplc.-s as th.:'
quasi-Russian shaped coat, which ;
forms the subject of tho second illus-j
tration. For this, thy suggestion oi
black and white Is irresistibly th.
black velvet design standing tn high
relief, while the long lin of tli
basque is broken by two lines of
white fur. j
Then, as a balance, black velvet Ut
used for the underuleeve and fuuoi
fully-Bhapod yoke, while an lmprevu
cote is supplied In a vest of yel'J
silk, of rather a lurid shade. I
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