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IF LOVE ABIDE.
What If tho Buushlno kins no moto tho
Nor lu tho volo no sioro tho purpU shadows
f To monut on high,
Aua coming nlgii
Wrtvo from t)io heights whom thoy would
kiss and olasp.
And dim .bis rays forovor in tholr "ohllly
What it tho flowora bloom no moro, but
droop tholr hoads,
That havo inoarnadinod tho Bummor's
. gardonbotlat . -
. ' What if tho BhoavM,
In autumn oves,
Hustle no moro to Woo, tho hiding whippoor
And ult tho happy bird-songs oro forovor
What if tho oarth should o'er bo wrapt lu
And olroliug moons attondant wandor with
? out light,
What can botido,
If levo abide?
Lot suns and sphoros, swoot body, breath,
all ondod bo,
I am cont ont, BO lOYO enduro o le nut) ly.
A Journey to the |
Land of the Sky, ?
\f. It was tho last day of Fobruary.
Tho portion of tho world viniblo from
tho platform of a Southern dopot waa
whito ned cold. The air was a soft
blur of falling snow.
A tall man paced tho length of tho
platform impatiently. Tho collar of
his topcoat turnod up about his oarH
almost mot tho soft felt hat pullod
down to protect his oyos. Dolnyod
trains conduce to rostlossness, and a
Hloopy railway station in not exhilarat
ing under favorablo conditions;
. His native land had given him a
cold greeting. Not a patch of blue,
not a glimmer of sunshine to welcomo
him. Tho ladon sky gave color to his
thoughts. Womon chango so, and tho
years had boon long. It was ten yoars
since ho bude Margaret good-by on the
* roso-covorod porch of her fathom's
home. iTo had lifted his misornblo
oyos to the soft indifference of hers,
nnd avowed to lovo her-only, her -
forovor. Tho rosos bowed,their heads
in sympathy; or was it to hido^ their
laughter? Hor pioturo had no vor fad
od from his memory. Even in that
busy, hurrying life ho could not for
So ho had detorminod to come homo.
Tomorrow ho would see her again,
would watch tho smiles dimpling her
' face. It was worth a trip across tho
continent, ho told himsolf, to seo onco
moro tho dimples born of youth, and
joy steal iu and out about hor ripe,red
Again tho thought that womon
ohango thrust itself upon him, He
liftod his head resolutely. His droam
maidon would meet tho reality; if thc
result was disappointing, ho would
givo up tho memory, and in his fax
Ho passed slowly up tho length ol
tho orowdodcar. Most of tho passen
gers at this season wore in search ol
health, that elusive will-o'-tho-wisr
j that danced over before thom (always
just beyond their roach) and led them
now to tho low-lands of Florida, now
to tho glorious hoigkis of tho "Land
of tho Sky."
At tho end of tho car a woman sa'
gazing out of tho window. To hil
request sh? gave assent in r
tono ns cold as tho snow outsido, thor
glancing around and up into tho eyes,
bent upon her ungraciousness, sin
moved nearer tho window and swop
tho book and magazine lying on thi
Boat into hgv lap. Having easod bei
conscience of any possible rudeness
ibo returnod to tho window.
Her coolness angered him. Ho was
not accustomed to hoing thus dispos?t
of. "Who was sho, this Lady Disdain'
Ho watehod her furtively. How soron<
and solf-possessod sho was. How duri
tho lashes that almost touched hoi
?mooth, round chook. Her heavj
coiled hair--ho started-ii was Ihohaii
of his dream-maid. If he could loot
^ N. into hor oyos again, but sho was nb
'j sorbed, unconscious of his^ presence
'Jost in admiration of tho whito dalcos
" Ile could stand tho uncertainty n<
An utterly absurd childish rliynv
rang in his oars. "If it bo 1, ho wil
gladly wn^ his tail; if it bo not I, lu
will loudly bark and wail." Ho gav
himsolf a little angry shake, and yo
-if it was sho. Ho stretched his ham
to tho magazine. On ono of his strong
whito iingors ho wore a quaint, old
fashioned ring. Sho would romombo
- ' it.
"May I?" he said, thou as sh
turnod her startled oyos upon him
"May I, Miss Margaret?"
"Robert, Robort Elliott!" tho word
carno iu astonished, fluttering gasps
but sho quickly recovered herself, an
held out her hand, welcoming hir
homo in a pretty, friendly fashion.
. Tho afternoon woro away. Tho pas
oongors across the aisle regarded thoi
Budden friendship with curious nn>
somewhat suspicious oyes.
Tho ongino was climbing tho moun
tain now, panting and snorting, bu
plowing through tho snow in a
angry, determined way.
Ho brought his conversation aroun
to tho morning of bis departure. Wit
oharming irrolovanoo sho ignorod ii
and wont back to a moro roruot
"Do you remombor ono chi; on tb
mountain-it was tho summer I m<
?rou, and I was not quito 16? Ho
ong ago it sooms.
Did ho romombor that day? Tin
goldon day of youth's onchantmon
when they, with oagor stops, lin
olimbod togother the steep ascent, an
looked down upon tho others far b
low. Ho broathod again tho fragrant
of tho pinos and mossos. Abovo tho
tho most ethereal bluo of tho vaultc
oroh; bolow a enrpot moro olasti
moro beautiful than ovor tho looms i
Brussels or Antwerp wovo. Arour
' and about them tho raro intoxioatir
air; out and boyond thom tho ha;
distance Billows upon billows ev
rising, over rocoding toward tho di
lino whorotho sky and oarth mot upt
a lovel plain.
"Yes; I romombor." ho nnswero
quiotly; "you woro a bluo gingini
Bunbonnot, and tho string carno off.
havo tho string still."
Sho raisod hor bino oyes, lilied wi
- laughter, but abo did not interim
him, sho was con!ont to listen.
"Wo wont down a little woy to
?prlng, and you draur from my hi
Aftorward I olimbod tho tall pine Just
h?low end cawed your nnmo and mino.
I noYor know a boy who did not cawo
his swootkoavt's namo on a tall troo,"
ho addod boldly.
"Oh, thoso dear old unconventional
days/' sho laughod.
Hov laughton waa low, and it rippled.
It thrilled bim. It was good to hoar
"You rodo behind mo down tho
mountain, I wonder if I really thought
you yore BO tired," sho con ti unod.
"Yos, and at tho foot I boggod our
ohaporono to lot mo drive you homo.
Thou tho storm carno on. Do you ro
mombor? Such a stormi Tho flood
gates were oponod just over our hoads;
tho troca creaked and groaned, tho
wind swoopod downward through the
pinos and in tho east whoro tho
darkost olouds rollod, tho lightning
playod in long glittoring throads. At
tho first dpi co gust your parasol-our
only protection-turnod a somersault,
then I romomborod tho gray blankot
undor tho scat, and wrapped it about
you and myself. Wasn't it a pioturo?"
merrily, "and 1 bogged for a kias. I
was so near, so noar-but I was
awfully afraid of you," ho loaned to
ward hor, "you promised to giyo it
some day," ho addod tondorly.
"It is out of dato," coldly, "I don't
boliovo I over did all thoso dreadful,
improper things," sho flashed indig
nantly. Sho turnod from him to hor
contemplation of tho window.
Ho loaned baek in tho sent with a
little laugh born of content. Tho
lamps woro lighted some timo ago.
Tho engine gnvo ono long shriek and
sped on in tho darknoss. Tho passen
gers aroused themselves and bogan to
got into their coats. Ho fastonod her
wrap about hor with unsteady flngors.
Her brother would moot her. Could
ho wait until tomorrow? Ho had
wai tod so long.
Tho man across tho aisle was strug
gling with a refractory sleeve. It was
tho most Opportune moinont.
"Margaret," ho wbisporod, "yon
know wliy 1 have come."
Sho had tho advantage, and,woman
like unod it. "You havo fastonod it
all wrong -yon aro nervous. Aro you
sick?" Thin moro kindly; for Ibo light,
tho courag? had gonn from his eyes.
"Ye.?," ho sn?d> desperately, "sick
of tho long waiting for you. Of'woary
nights, of restless days-Margaret,*
end it all. Say yos, dear."
lt is swoot to bo wooed,but oh,what
must she do? .Encouraged by hor
sileneo, ho shook hor hand.
Tho man across tho way had golton
into his coat, and grinnod sympathe
"The man," sho wbisporod. "Oh,
Hebert, ?denso let my hand go."
"Yes-say yos, then."
"Ito is laughing," desperately.
"Hob, dear Hob, pienso don't."
His tender, triumphant oyes were
upon her. A deep rose glow dyed
her faco and nock.
"Thon say yos-it is such a little
. "Yes, yes," sho breathed.
Tho train stopped with a lurch. Tho
people moved to tho doors. Sho
turned and looked from tho windows
that had witnessed hor happiness. It
was cold out sido. Tho air was a whirl
! ing whiteness, but summer, tho per
fumo of llowors, tho song of happy
birds, was within hov heart,
"I havo just roturnud from Seattle,"
Baid John H. Latinaban of Oharlotto,
N. O., "and havo loamed nil that I
want to know about tho trip to Klon
dike. Tho gold-crazed pooplo who
oro just now milking thoir way to the
western soacoast cities with tho hope
of being able to catch a vessel bound
for Alaska, havo no iden of what
awaits thom. In Seattlo thoro aro
hundrods of persons waiting for a
s team or. Many who have boon ibero
for some weeks und have been unable
to secure passage aro now rotraoing
their footsteps and rotitrning to tho
homos they loft only a short whilo ago
amid feverish excitement and impa
tience. They como bank from the
west a sad and sorry lot'; but when tho
true story of this winter's Buffering in
tho gold region bocomos known thoy
will bo thankful that they wore unablo
to take the trip, Tales of harrowing
experiences aro hoing brought back
from Alaska by evory vessel that Vo
tums from that region to Seattle.
Tho latest news, and probably tho
worst, is that tho wintor season has
already sot. in nt Dawson, and that in
tonso cold is prevailing throughout
tho Klondiko territory. Word has
como to tho anxious gold-seokors that
several of tho largest-stores in Dawson
have olosOd their doors, for tho simple
i'oasou that they have nothing moro
to sell. Their stock has boon ex
hailstod at fabulous prices, and thoy
aro unablo to obtain any moro goods.
In spito of tho warning, and with
starvation staring thom in tho faco,
tho prospective gold minors aro still
willing to rush in and trust to luck.
It is appalling to think of how many
poor devils will perish in tho Klondiko
boforo tho bright sun of next spring
brings roliof to tho half-frozen porsons
who havo manogod to livo tho wfntor
through."-Now York Tribune,
In Shoroditeh, England, an oloc
trical lighting system whioh not only
illuminates tho town but 'disposos of
municipal rubbish, lins boon invontod.
Tho steam for tho onginos to drive tho
dynamos is being gonoratod by tho
burning, in spocinlly constructed fur
naces, of tho dust and refuse of tho
parish which formorly cost tho local
authorities a considerable mun to got
NobleH Pro fur tin? Sword.
According to ollicial statistics just
issued at Berlin; tho population of
that city includes a little ON or oight
thousand noblemen, of whom fo>"*y
soven hundrod bolong lo tho army, six
hundrod form part of tho civil sorvico
of tho government, two hundrod aro
in irado, and ono,hundrod and fifty
aro omployod as day laborers.
1.1(11? Klator's Protty, Witr Mun.
A war map of tho Dominion of Can
ada is in process of preparation. It
will show all tho roads, bridges,
towns, villages, blacksmith shops and
Franco produces moro raw silk than
I any other doun try, Haly ranking
IVY ON CHURCHES. ]
Tho Luxuriant Growth on n Noted i Milico
In Now York.
Ornoo ohuroh, Now York oity, in
famous for tho luxuriant ivy wbioh
olings not only to tho front of tho
church building itself, but to tho
Graco house and rootory. Tho growth
in especially oloso and luxuriant on tho
lattor. Ita pinnacles Boom Uko Bolid
masaos of ivy-not a glimpso of tho
stonowork can bo bad. Tho ivy is
boro beautifully lovel in appearance
thoro aro no spare spots or places of
uuoYon growth. Tho leavoa Boom to
overlap oaoh other tile-fashion, giving
tho rain ampio opportunity to glido
down from loaf to loaf to tho roots be
This charming ivy to be soon on tho
rootory is tho old English variety,
whioh louds so muoh of romaneo to
Kenilworth and Warwick and tho
Rhino ca?tles. Tho IOSVOB aro about
tho B?S?O of those of tho silver maple,
slightly glassy, firm, and boavily
voinod. Tho stem is thick and strong.
Tho ivy gives an impression of
Btrongtb and hardiness. Littlo trouble
ie bad with the dropping of tho. loaves
in tho Bummer. In fall thoro ?B not a
stoady dropping, continuing for seve
ral weeks; two wooks ia, AB a rule, all
tho timo required for tho dropping.
Tho English ivy is somowhat slow
in growth; tho plants at Graco church
woro sot out, ninny of thom, a quartor
of a eontury and longer ago.
Ono of tho soxtons spoke to Tho
Ohuroh Economist of tho ontiro sat
isfnotion this ivy has always givon tho
rooters and sextons of tho church in
'?Tho old English ivy is always frosh
and beautiful," said ho. "Though it
can never have too much water, it
thrives in tho dryest seasons. We
raroly water it. Of all tho ivys wo
have oxperimontod with, or aro grow
ing boro now, it has roquircd tho least
attention and givon tho bcBt roBults.
It is a slow growor, but it most em
phatically pays in the end. Wo aro
novor annoyed by sparrows nesting iii
tho ivy, oitbor that growing ovor thd
rootory or house, whore it is thickest,
or on tho ohuroh itself. Onco a year
wo oloan tho gutters and trim tho ivy
slightly. And sometimos wo clip tho
ends which have forced themselves be
tween the stained glass windows and
the lino network which covers thom."
Tho English ivy gn.ws on an aver
age of fifteen foot in four years, though
this is hardly a fair estimate, as every
thing depends on tho Holiness of tho
soil and its nccoss to a good water sup
ply. Tho plants should bo sot out tho
last of April, a littlo over a foot from
tho stonework of the church, and from
throo to llvo feet apart. It is well to
give the ivy a healthful impotus by
growing it in water for a short time
previous to tho s?tting out. Littlo or
no caro nood bo ororoised in training
tho ivy. With a littlo guidanco for
first fortnight, tho ivy will mount high
or and hirher, slowly, surely, and
ro uilarly. Buttresses, pinnacles, pro
jections aro firmly entwined by tho
littlo plant-and it will take a storm
indeed to dislodge it. It may bo
bought of any reputable florist at $1.60
Tho most popular ivy in America,
owing to its rioh autumn tints and
quick-growing qualities, is the Ap?
lopsis viotchi, Japan, or Boston ivy.
Seedsmen pronounce it to bo tho most
praotioablo ivy to be had. With vory
few exceptions, Now York churches
hovo chosen this variety for their pur
poses. Grace ohuroh, in its main
struoturo; tho Marble collogiato
(I)utoh roformod), tho ''Littlo Church
Around tho Corner" (Ohuroh of tho
Transfiguration), all aro made most
taotoful in appearance by tho growth
of this ivy. Its loaves ave Binall and
delicate, with deep indentations. The
stem is small and tender, Tho au
tumn color is a vivid scarlet,-Church
-rite Minister Who Wa? an 151k.
"Ali Episcopal clergyman of Grand
Rapids, Micb., who belongs to tho
ordor of tho Elks," says a monibor of
that order, "attended a mooting tho
other evening. The chairman notio
ing his prosonco, said: 'I seo our Hov.
Brother-among ns this ovoning.
As th i s is suoh an unusual occurrence,
I think ho will have to bo asBossed $5.
The rector put bis hand into his waist
coat pookot, and, marching up to tho
desk, put.down his littlo V, and m ad o
a nice littlo speech in which ho told
how glad ho was to be with his brother
Elks, and ended by inviting thom to
come and hoar him preach tho noxt
Sunday ovoning. Somo ono moved
that tho Elks accept tho invitation and
go in a body to thoir brother's church,
whioh was unanimously carried. Tho
noxt Sunday ovoning tho front pews
of tho ohuroh woro filled with Elko,
and when Be v. Mr.-aseonded his
pulpit, he said: 'I am delighted to seo
so many of my brothor Elks boro this
ovoning, but it is snob, an unusual oc
ourronco with the most of thom, I
think thoy should cooli bo assessed $1.
Lot your light so shine, otc' Th?
way tho silver dollars rattled on thal
plato was a caution. Tho contribu
tion was mnoh heavier than usual,and
tho Elks votod thoir rovorond brothor
all right."-Now York Tribuno.
Klectrlc Cotton Mill.
In Baar, Switzerland, thoro is a 10,
000-spindlo cotton mill run by olootrio
power from the Bhono, which is only
550 foot away. Thoro aro throo motors
kept in a separate room to protect
thom from tho dust, and of those ono
drives tho oponors, cards, combing
ninchinos, drawing and flyer iranios
and supplies '2?0 lamps; anothor drives
tho mulos, and tho third tho ventilat
ing fan and workshop.
Dobbins-These druggists ^'o rob
bers. I just had a proscription ulled,
and they ehargod mo $2 for it.
Bobbins-Ohl that is easy I Why,
I had a doctor's proscription filled tho
other day and it cost mo $75.
Bobbins-YOB ; tho doctor pro
scribed a bicyolo for my wifo, and I
had to got it for bor. -Puck.
A Pat Answer,
Tho master was asking questions -
masters aro apt to ask questions, and
thoy sometimes rocoivo curious an
swers. The quoslion was as follows:
"Now, boys, how many months havo
"All of them, air," replied A boy in
A TicmoiulouHly KtTootivo Snell.
A saab of groon obiffon, full width
und tuokod ut tho onds, with a Iorgo
bow at tho waist, is. very dainty, but
apt to provo perishable. Suob a sash
is tremendously offootivo worn Avith a
bluo flowofod foulard. Tho corsago
rendors a blouse offeot. Tho baok ia
formod in two plaits, extending from
tho shouklov soams to tho bolt; tho
fronts make two oven plaits, closing in
tho middle; tboy aro trimmed with
largo rovers, opening over an em
broidered waistcoat. Tho round bolt
ns well as* tho plaits in front aro
trimmed with oval jots. Tho sloovos
aro in .-ne pioco, ilnishod with a lace
mille, f> Mob falla over tho hand.
ivoirin rind Hov lMirso.
"I will agroo to givo you $10 for
ovory day that somo woman does not
loso a pocketbook," remarked ono of
tho ofiloovs od duty at the Union sta
tion, in spooking of tho largo number
of oaoos of this obovaotor whioh fall
undor bis observation. Oontinuiug,
ho said that something ought to bo
said about tho mattor in tho news
papers to warn woinon of tho groot
danger they aro running while travel
ing nud absorbod in tho sconos of
their, journey to suob au oxtont that
thoy forgot nil about their pocket
books until somo porson has boon
tempted 'to booomo a thief and made
off with tho book.
Ho oitod tho oaso of a woman who
had just como in on a train and re
ported that bor pocketbook was gono.
Sho could romombor that a mau bad
shovod with his foot what abo thou
thought was a piece of carpet, but
which abo was now certain must havo
boon hor pocketbook. She could call
to mind tho oiroumstanoos, but could
givo no dosoription of tho man. Tho
mon On tho train woro searched, but
no pooketbook was found, Tho worst
of tho trouble is that tho losers cannot
toll whore they laid their books, for
all they know is that they aro minus
their money.-Columbus (Ohio) Dis
A Woman I'lnno Timor.
Miss Nollio Jay1 natch, of Sonoca,
Kau., traYols around through tho coun
try and tunes pianos. On graduation
from tho Now England Oonsorvatory
of Music in Boston Miss Hatoh re
ceived a diploma in piano tuning, and
tho ocurso she took in order to soouro
it was both thorough and comprehen
sivo. Sho had jko; study harmony,
theory and vocal and instrumental
imi8ic, besides familiarizing horself
with tho coiiBtruotion of tho action of
apiano. Sho was trained so oarofully
in this latter dopartinont that she is
fully competent to rogulato, adjust and
ovon to make any. ct'tho various parts.
In the rudimentary work whioh pre
pared her for tuning she had to de
vote almost half a yoar to tho study of
piton in ordor to learn to discern tho
right and wrong tones. Noxt sho de
voted her timo to tho distribution of
intervals-loarning\ tlio difference in
pitph botwoon two tones. It is claimod
that tho only way to tune accurately is
to givo a oortain number of boats to
each intorval, tho only pure intervals
hoing tho octavos nnd unisons.
After Miss Hatoh looked into repair
ing, regulating and restraining. Sho
was gruduatod in 1889 and since then
she bas traveled throughout tho State
of Kansas, notivoly engaged in her
oboson profession. Sho is doscribod
as an oxooodiugly handsome, attrac
tive young woman, at-d her .mother
speaks of hor, as "our traveling mani"
-Now York Tribune.
Hnlr n Souvco of Worry,
A fashionable hairdresser, to whom
a oustomor was bowailing her fate tho
other day, said that half the wrinkles
on fair faces aro caused by worry about
bair. "A woman came to mo ono day
not long ago and Asked mo to arrange
hor hair in what, according to my
judgment, would bo tho most becom
ing stylo for ber to wear. Sho was n,
littlo dark woman with a slight, oval
faco, and her hair was black and
straight. Sho hud a worried, har
rassed oxprossion, and linoB about her
eyes and mouth that needed softening. "
Tho philosophical hairdresser smiled at
tho rooollootion and continuod: "I
twisted hor baok hair into a low, soft
knot, ft sort of ft 'bun,' only softer and
moro becoming. I parted it in tho
middle in front, and waved it, leaving
the waves ripple down across tho fore
head, and drow thom baok over hor
ears, making tho ridgos puff out. No
ourls were on tho forehead; no frizzes
or flyaway looks. It was simple and
soft without being untidy, and I oon
fosB I was proud of my handiwork
when it was finished.
"Tho little woman looked at ltersolf
in tho mirror for a, fow sooonds boforo
she spoko. She smilod Uko n x>loasod
ohild and tho linos faded out.of her
faco like magic Sho appofirod about
ton years youngor. It wasn't tho
coiffure It was simply bocauso abo
was so ploasod. Then sho pourod her
woos into my oar. *It sooms that her
husband had o spooiol and particular
fondness for pretty hair. Sho had
tortured hor looks into ovory fashion
sho oould thiuk of to ploaso him, but
hor most onrnost offorts mot withoith
or silonco or derision., Sho carno to
mo-about tho ton th hairdrossoi ?Ito
had boon to I imagino-bocauso ?ho
took a fnnoy to a wax hoad in tho win
dow. She admitted that to ovory
ooif?busowho had drossod her hair sho
had givon instructions to dress it elab
orately, In that lay tho Avhole trou
ble Dark hair should not bo drossod
olaborntoly. 1 Ourls and frizzes, with
out reason or limit, bolong to tho fair
haired woman. -And ft thin, soriotis
fnoo should bo softened by fulhiOBS
und putlbiBas around ehooks and toni
plos, but tho fullness should look ns
littlo liko ftrt and as much like nature
I 'ne ut l'enii? tn Unrop'o.
On the uooasion of tflio grand dinney
to the Emperor and Empresa of der?
many nb Von io o by tho King mid
Queen of Italy, tbo Queen wore her
wonderful poorl neokloco, wbiob bas
no equal in tbo world.. When ?ho was
first engaged to King Humbert, Avho
was thou Prinoo of Naples, bo pros
ontod bor with a singlo string of those
prooious stones, eaoh as big as a
hodge-sparrow's ogg, and of tho most
porfoot form a?d color imaginable
Margarito hoing tho Grook for poarl,
tho Offering had a spooial signifioauoo.
At overy birthday sinoo tho King has
prosonted his boloYcd consort with
auother string^oaoh ono hoing a little
largor than thomBt, BO that tho latter
ones nowreaobfar bolow HorMajosty'B
waist. Whilo on tho subjoot of pearls,
a few other ornamonts composed of
thoso oxquisito jowols aro worth men
Tho Empress Frodorick of Germany
has a vory fine collar neoklaoo oom
posed of thirty enormous pearls of
oxquisito shape and color, and it is
said sho wears them both day and
night, as tho lustro of those almost
living 'treasures ?B immonBoly en
hauood by contaot with tho hundan
form. Our own Quoen possess what
is supposed to bo tho "pinkest" of all
pearl nooklaooB, and it ie roportod to
have * boon a part of tho dowry of
Queen Cathoriuo or Arragon. Tho
matVCiOuo miwu pulu I JIUUIWHUU KU MlU
EuiproBS of Austria is well known, and
abo has worn it incessantly over sinoe
tho sad death of tho Archduke Budolph ;
attaohod to it is a curious blaok dia
mond having a quaint offoot, quite
unique Lady Ilohostor has a very
fino string of tho same blaok pearls,
which is often soon in Loudou diaw
ing-rooms. Of single poarls of itn
monso size tho prosont Pope Loo
XIII, is the possessor of tho most
famous, a superb jowol, givou by ono
of tho DogeB of Vonico to a formor
holder of tho papal throno; it is
arrangod as a roliquavy, and has a
spiko of tho crown of thorns placed
boflide it in a gold caso.- Jewelers*
The old fashion of having all parts
of a costumo to matoh in shado is ho
Washing silk for skirt wcists is an
economical matorial, as it en bo worn
late into tho fall.
Chiffon is by far tho prettiest ma
terial foi' dressy occasions: it is foldod,
draped, puffed .and tucked.
Corsages of fancy style aro not yob
discarded, and thoir total abandon
ment is not desired by thoso of econ
A novelty oostumo has a skirt made
of altbrnato breadths of oropo and silk.
The oropo is closely tuokod, AYII?O tho
silk is shirred.
Many of tho fashionable parasols
aro moro sttggostivo of ovor-trimmod
lamp Bbades than of any artiolo be
longing to tho toilet.
Beading throo inches wido may bo
obtainod in tho vnrious sonsonablo
colors. It is used for ginghams and
batistes, and makes a pleasing finish.
In thin goods many of tho corsages
aro shaped at tho waist by flvo or six
rows of Blurring. Sometimos wide
beading run with ribbon is substi
Tho'consorvativo woman clings to
tho plain, untrimmed sunshade, but
tho material is of tho very host and
tho workmanship.must bo faultless if
thoso plain models aro to bc approved.
Gray is ono of tho fashionable col
ors, and is used,in overy tint and tone
as well as overy'imaginablo fabric. It
is almost always possiblo to mako it
tip with somo color that rendors it be
coming to those who oould not woa?
l^fAmong th? popular matorials foi
houso drossos aro India silks and foul
ard. Thoso fabrics will bo worn un
til lalo in tho ! autumn, and a goodly
number havo boon ordored with an
oyo to indoor wear throughout thc
Brocaded taffeta in colors is a favor
ite for evening gowns, and takes on a
quaint air in its flowor-bospriuklod
surface. Tboy aro made moro plainly
than a plain matorial, and thoir crispy
freshness 'makes them a durable anti
A stylish hat is mado of haskel
braid. Tho odge is trimmod with i
very olosoly-shirrod odging of lnco ox
silk muslin. Abovo this is a row ol
fanoy braid. Around tho orown is a
soarf of soft silk, and wired bows ar?
not up at ono side of tho baok.
A novelty bonnot has loco frame,
and is oovored with notf. Tho trim
ming is of wild rosos and foliage. At
tho baok of tho orown thoro is a roll
of volvot, and from this a band pnssot
down under the chin and is fastonoo
at ono side with a small bow of ribbon
and a couplo of fanoy pins.
Taffeta silks aro vory smart foi
ovoning gowns, and thoso of blaok arc
mado iuto all sorts of fancifully
trimmod skirts, tobo worn with waists
of tho samo tono or different coloring.
This skirt, with a low-out bodice ol
black chiffon, or any. color ono may
ohooso, makes an idoal dress for ovon
Thin matorials aro mado up with
tho skirts in vory narrow tuoks from
tho waist lino- down about twolvo to
oigbtoon indios. A dress of chino
oropo has tho top of tho skirt made ol
silk in fino plaits and tho lower por
tion of tho oropo, wbiob is put OM
plainly with a band of laoo insertion
just bolow whoro tho tuoks ond.
Tho bolero with ourvod sidos, the
squnro Eton, and tho doublo-fiapped
Figaro aro seon on gowns of ?ilk, woo!
and transparent matorial; on th?
plain goods tboy aro trimmed with au 1
olaborato pattern in . braiding, om
broidory or appliqvos of ooarao loco. '
The pouched front is an almost inev- '
, itablo ?ooer ^animent of those iaunti .
little affair. .
PEARL8 OF THOUGHT.
Write injury on water and kindnoss
on marblo. \
Tho moat appalling poverty ia to
have nothing but money.
Hnppinoaa ia ovorywkero, and ita
apring ia in our own hearts.
Many apend their labor gathering
life's waato and throw away lila's
Wo oro amusod through tho intel
lect, but it ?8 tho heart that aavoa na
Tho groatest mon oro quiokoat to
aokuowledgo thoir debt to that provl
donco whiob fools call luok.
Money olevatca many who, on ao
connt of mediocrity, w"ould if not
ailment remain ia obscurity. ?
Ingratitude dollies and poiaona
ovory spring, mara every ploaeure,and
takes tho value out of ovory gift.
Tho best capital for a boy ia not
inonoy, but the lovo of work, aimple
tastos, and a boart loyal to his frienda.
An optimist will bore ono to death
talking of his auccosBos, and a pessi
mist will givo ono tho blues talking of
Sympathy ia moro than kindness :
it is kindness that ia able to enter into
another's fooling?, so aa in some mens
uro to fool with him.
Roughness, blustering, and ovon
foolhardiness are not manlinosa. Tho
moat linn and courageous mon have
usually boon tho most gontlo.
Lifo is made up, not of great ancri
llcos or duties, but of little things, in
which smiles and kind noss, and small
obligations given habitually, aro what j
prosorve tho boart and scour o comfort.
TELEPHONES FOR FARMERS.
Their Grout Ad va nt ago Mild Influoiico In
In this ago of cheap application of
electrical science to humar-; need one
is not surprised at tho rapid extensi?n
of tolopbonio communication in the
smnllor towns and evon villagos of tho
country. Nor can wo really affoot
surprise when wo loam that tho boon
of cheap telephone oxchangOB is in a
fair way of being extended in tho
purely rural districts. Wo aro al
ready informed that in central Kansas
thero aro a number of vanohes con
nected by telephone with ono another,
enabling tho owners and thoir families
to enjoy intimate communication for
both social and business purposes.
Tho Kansas plan is to utilize the
littlo railroad station in tho vioinity ol
a farming district as tho "contrai"
o?Tico and to connect tho various farm
houses by ohoap wiving, in many
casos tho barb wire fences hoing used
for this purpose. There is no insula
tion, tho only caro takon being to ace
that there aro no broken fences and to
carry tho wires acrosa the roads by
means of high polos, connecting again
on tho other side to tho fonco wires.
Tho only real expenso is tho telephone
instrument in oaoh hotiso, tho cost of
which is said to average #0. A plan
Bom?Wuat similar to tho ono described
has been experimented with on some
of tho largor Nobraska ranohos, and
wo ave informed that whevovov tr^od
the success is so marked ns to guaran
tee a rapid oxtension of tho system
through tho rural districts. Thoro ia
no mention aa yet of any notion by tho
largo tolophono trusts in rogard to
patont iufringemontB by tho fnrmors,
and probably snob aotion, if takon,
may be successfully resisted by one or
moro of tho independent oompanios.
Why should tho average farm or or
his family bo cutt off from intercourse
with neighbors or adjoining munioi
palitios? It is probably a quostion of
timo when the farmers will have tho
benefit of free postal delivery, at least
in tho older Bottled neighborhoods,
and it is but a stop along tho lino of
progress to tolopbonio communication
at vevy slight exponso to eaoh vuval
subscriber. Tho saving of time and
horso-flosh, to say nothing of tho in
creased facilitioa for business transac
tions rosulting from tho introduction
of farm tolophonos, rendors it ox
tromoly probable that whon onco
proved successful they will bo ox
tondod as paying investments.
For tho female members of the
avorago rural housohold no words aro
too strong to pioturo tho altered condi
tions of lifo that will onstte from tho
introduction of tho telephone Isola
tion is pronounced by all sociologists
tho greatest bane of farming lifo, and
in probably roeponsiblo for moro
dwarfed womanhood than any other
singlo causo. Tho telephone, for
social vonsons alono, will provo itself
n benefactor to rural communities by
oxohanging for monotony and isolation
the bonofits whiob avo already con
sidorod indispensable to urban
Queer Ohliioso Money.
A kind of OhinoBO money whiob is
largely manufaoturod and sold is
worthy of mention, although tho trav
elor need not trouble himself with it
except os a curiosity. Thia is pre
pared for tho spooiol purpose of burn
ing at tho graves of decoaaod relatives
as an offoring to tho dond. Tho doni
zons of tho othov world aro aupposod
to require and to bo oapnblo of receiv
ing money in this way; but tho China
man ia fnv too praotioal a person to
pattin such a fashion with tho euvronoy
of tho ompiro. Instoad, ho buya for a
fow "oash" a largo supply of silvered
and gildod piocos of paper, or of imi
tation coins blookod out of cardboard.
Although those haye no purohnsing
power on earth, thoy aro aupposod to
count for muoh in the transactions of
tho spirit world. ' By this practioo
ono is reminded of an old mis*,r who
loft bia bolongings to his son on con
dition that a oortnin sum of monoy
should bo buriod in tho coffin with
him. Tho son was, howevor, a chip
of tho old blook, and carried out his
father's wishos by plaoing in tho coffin
a common oroasod ohcok for tho ro
quirod amount, assured Chat it had
littlo ohanco of being presented at his
John Itull'c Oconn.
. "Bid you know," aaid tho soiontist
to the English olatosraan, "that the
ocean holds in \onso quantities of
gold in solution. '
"Novor mind about that now," was
theroply. "Wo'U got around to the
ncoan as soon ns wo are through with
tho rest of the earth."-San Francisco
Foroatry commissioners and othor
?ntorcstod people IIOYO takott up tho
mbjoot odd pruseB aro ofi'orod for the
propagation amt distribution of inneot
?attng spiders in foi'osts7 (
\ 1'rofosBor Palazzi bas wade oxpovi
?nonts whioh show that smoko kills tko
fniorobes of various diseases i? one to
(our hours, and ko tkoroforo recom?
mends it as a disiufootant superior Nto>
Vandorvyver, a Belgian, states^ tlmt
tko longtk of oxposuro for radiographs
through limbs of difforont dimensions .
varies as tko oubes of their thiokhees.
M. Bondoard states tkat Roentgen
rays can diagnose pleurisy and similar
Scientists measure by tho oontrao
tion of petroleum othor temperatures:
several hundred degrees below ?ore*
Fahrenheit. At 810 degrees below
zero, tho tomporaturo at which liquid
air boils, potroloum other remains iii
a semi-liquid condition and ontraotfl
with the decrease o? tempura" aro.
Condensation is tho rosu' J of chill
ing tho air. Tho asoout of tko lowor
strata of the atmosphere into tho high
or regions and tko consoqueiit oxpan*
sion and loss of heat is tko most prob
able oauso of rain, and it is not im
possible that tho air near tho ground,
hoing made to riso by hoing artificially
hoatod, might tond to produce tho do*
sired downpour. I
Suddon and great fluctuations in tho
lovel of -water in wells in stormy
weather, closely corresponding to tho
fluctuations in wind volooity roov deit
by Professor Langley, havo boon ob
sorvod by Dr. Komei Martini. This
explains tho popular tradition that bad
woathor may bo prodiotod from tho *
suddon riso and fall of wells. Curi
ously," however, small and rapid
changes of baromoter aro moro certain
to affect wells than largo changes.
The applications of tho X-rays to tho
study of phenomena' invisible w itho
their'aid continually inoroaso in num
ber. Somo of tho results aro rather
ourious than useful, but substantial
additions to lcnowlodgo aro being made
lu thia way. Ono of tho latest soion
tlflo usoB found for tho rays is in re
vealing tho in nor struoturo of flowers,
anchfruit buds. In aomo respects thia
fa o bottor mothod than dissecting for
tho study of certain parts of plants.'
M. Jnnseon, tho eminent astrono
mer, baa loft Pavia to inspect ?iirMent^
Blano observatory. Tho aoiontiflo
oaravan will atavt from Chamouni*
soon to talco motoorologloal readings
at an altitude of 14,000 foot, tko high
ost station in tko world. M. Porrotin,
dirootor of tho Nico Obaorvatory, iu
expootod to join the party in order to
study tho morning elongation of Venus
(md to ascertain tho poriod of tho
planot'a rotation, now n dobatod ques
tion omong astronomers.
Tho Strangest Laboratory.
Tho strangest laboratory over aeon
Is thatAvhiok^haa just boon inaugurated
in tko Museum of Natural History in
i?aris. Inateud of rising from tho
ground, it'is buried deep under tko
earth, and spreads its galleries under
tho feet of visitors to tho Jardin dca
Plantes. It ovoids tko ligkt with tia
muck caro as others sook it.
. Thia laboratory has boon created
with tho apoeirtl object of studying tho
evolution of animals, and of aaoor
taining experimentally how different
spooios of animals ave modiflod and.;>
changed from ono to another. Thia ia
nothing leas than tho doctrine of ev
olution proved by experiment.
.?.Wo intond to deal with represonta
tivoa of all tho animals. Already wo
havo insoots, crustaceans, flab, ba
traohians and mammals. Already tho
lattor-guinoa pigs in this oaso-have
reproduced, and wo havo already ono
generation which has novorporcoivod
and will novor porooive tho light of
day. Wo omploy a vory feoblo red
lantern whon attending to thom in
ord or to r educo to a minimum tho
Wo do not forgot that many of tho
oxporimonts which wo aro undertak
ing will require considerable time,
oonturioa it may bo, whilo otbors will
probably bo oomploted in a few
It ia uaolesa to add that thia labora
tory is absolutely oloaod to tho public,
but will bo walo open to mon of aoi
onco and invostigatora who wiak to
work tkero. In addition to tke exper*
imonts in zoological physiology whioh
wo uh dor take, thora aro a number of
othors which could bo tviod with auo
ooBfl, and Mr. Milne-Edwards will
welcomo all gonuino invostigatora who
wiah to oarry on work in our subter
ranean pasaago.-New York Journal.
How to DrinK Wntov.
Tho ofteots produced by tho drink
ing of water vary witk tho manner in
wbioh it is drunk. If, for iuatauoo, a
pint of cold water bo swallowed as a
largo draught, or if it bo taken in two
portions, witk a short intorval between,
oortain doflnito offoots follow-oflocts
wbioh diftor from those which would
havoroaultod from tho aamo quantity
taken by sipping. Sipping is a pow
erful stimulant to tho circulation-a
thing wbioh ordinary drinking ia not.
During tho aot of sipping tho aotion
of tho norvo which shows the boat8 of
tho heart ia abolishod, and aa a eon.ao
quoneo that organ con h oots much moro
rapidly, the pulso beata moro quiokly,
and tko oiroulation in various perta of
tko body ia incroaaod. In addition to
this wo also find that tho prosBuro
under wbioh tko bile ia aooroted ia
raiaod by tko sipping of fluid.-Amer
Swoot Blniror us n Liro-Savov.
Patti Ima liad tho rolo of lifo-saver
thrust upon hor by an old blind woman
who livos in tho neighborhood of
Oraig-y-Noa, Wales. Whon tho lattor
lay vory ill abo maiatod that hor health
would bo rcatorod if only^tho famous
Bongfltreaa would eing to hor.
Hor friends, anxious to please hor,
porsnadod a awoet-voiood young girl
from a distance to como over to the
oottago to eing ono song, and lod tho
blind woman to boliovo that Mme.
Patti had consented to grant hor ro
quost. But tho first voreo was
"No, no, it's not horself," eriod tho
invalid. Tho doooption had failed.
But I'll livo now till I do hoar her
again," sho oriod angrily. "I..-won't
bo done out of what I'd made Un mV
And she did live until lo?g after hor
wiflk waa gratified,