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TRI WEEKLY EDITIOY WJNNSBORO. S.C.. MARCH im)* 1900. SALSE 8
NICHT IN THE SPRUCE.
Cal stars above, fresh earth beneath.
L-.a mid-air a wo' 'n wreath
OV loosely interlacing .1.;
Reaebing to where tht nigh: wind stir:
'Hazres creep near. a wool-owl's flight
Crosses the circle of camp-11re light;
Steps on the moss tell where a due
a leading her fawn to the lake below:
And laying there I seemea as near
To the forest's heart as its own red deer;
I&nd I felt the fellowship of the wood,
&nd every whisper I understood.
-Francis Sterne Palmer,lHarper's Weakly.
4 Ellen's_ Fault.
"I wish to look at fans-party fans,
-if you please."
Ellen Purple swept into the fa ney
storeher gray silk suit rustling softly,
the long, wine-colorel, willow plume
drooping over the b-im of her hat,and
her dark, brlliiant eyes sparkling with
health, good humor and e-tereise. She
was a pretty brunette, with black eye
brows, long lashes and the cream
tinted skin which is like velvet, so
soft, fine-grainel an I clearly colored.
What a contras: to her was the
fragile girl, standing behind the
counter in her shabby de beige dress
-with a dved ribbon bow at her throat
and a frill of mended lace encircling
her slender neck. But this world
offers us contrasts at every step.
"Do yon wish white or colored?"
the latter asked.
"Oh, I don't know. Pink, I sup.
pose," Ellen Purple answered, after a
second of two of consideration on the
- momen'ns cuestion. "Pink is my
color."
The pale shop-girl reached down a
box. of daintily-decorate:1 trinkets,
smelling of sandal-woo 1, edged with
tinted swansdown and inlaid with pearl
and ivory-and, as she stood respect
fully awaiting the young customer's
decision, a paroxysm of coughing
shook her slender frampe.
Miss Keturah Purple, Ellen's mai
den aunt, looks at her with eyes of
kindly pity.
" My dear," said she, "you have a
very bad co-gh."
The girl smiled sadly.
"Ih have had it this long time," said
a she.
.'Youought to go home and nurse
yourself up, instead of standing he--e
in all these draughts," counseled Miss
Purple, who had a cheery, dictatorial
way with her, like one in au4qrit.
"Batst: wages
are all my mother . to live
upon, and
"Oh, auntie! look here, what a
beauty!" cried oat Ellen, sud ienly.
"White, watered satin, covered with
point lace, and the sweetest pearl
sticks. What is theprice of this one?"
turning to the shop-girl.
The gill g .nced at the labeL
"Twenty-h 3 dollars," answered
she.
Ellen's countenance fell.
"Oh, I can never afford that," said
she. "Twelve is all I have to pay I
must content myself with something
Ness elegant. Show me other styles
please."
As she spoke she .closed the fan so
suddenly that one of the sticks slip
ped out of place and tore a jagged
rent through the exquisite point iace
stretched across it. Ellen stared
guiltily, and, glau c'ng aronadto make
sure that no one was looking at her,
.replaced it in its boy.
"It was only an accident," she told
herself, and the shop-girl brought a
new box of faus for her iuspection;
"I a~n not to blame. No one can ex
pect me to pay for a $23 fan destroyed
by accideat--and besides, tey should
make these things stronger."
And pushing away the large box
she turned her attention to the new
fans, and finally settled upon a pretty
rose-colore:1 article, edged with Span
ish blonde; which came nearer the
sum she had appropriated for her fan.
"Well," said Aunt Ketiirah, "are
yon suited?"
"At last, auntie!"
"Then let's go," said the old lady,
"or I never shall get an opportunity
to buy my furniture, chintz and un-.
bleached muslin. Fans and lace poc
ket handkerchiefs and pink sashes are
all very well, but they're of no use in
a housekeeping point of view! No use
at ail!"
Ellen Purple went to the party in a
dress of rose-colored silk, with an
overdress of Swiss muslin, and the
prettiest of sashes, looped artistically
over it-and she was very happy. Ah,
indeed, why should she not be? Only
18; the petted darling of an old
bachelor uncle and maiden anat, with
a fa~e that satisfied her girl-heart
every time she looked into the glass,
and a sunny, happy temnperment that
was worth more than a fortune, in
that it learned her to see the bright
W - side of human nature and sip the
sweets from life's cup, regardless of
its bitter dregs. And, moreover, Guy
Middleton danced three times with
her, and carried oil one of the buff
rose mds from the ball bouquet Uncle
Simieou had presented her. vowing he
would keep it for ever and ever.
"Of course no one knows what
these promises amount to," laughed
Ellen. as she told Aunt Keturah, who
was sitting a!) in a prodigious flannel
-dressing gown and her hair in a por
cupine state of curl papers, to hear
her niece's report of the ball -festivi
ties, "but they are very nice at the
time. And he is so agreeable, auntie."
Aunt Keturnh smiled and patted
Ellen's lovely dushed cheek and sent
her to Eed.
"2et youor beauty sleep, my lore,"
said she. "It don't haart a tough old
pine knot like me to keep vigili all
night-that's one of the numberless
adv antagis of being old and toughi
but it don't agree wi~h Peach-blossom~
complexions and eyes like hazel
stars.
The next morning Aunt Keturah
and Ellen went shoppingagain, inthe
snug little claret-colored coupe which
Aunt Keturah hired by the month
from a neighboring livery stable.
"I need sewing silk," said Anni
Keturah, ."and you're always want
ing Java canvas or worsted, or s.ome
sudh fol-de-rols, and the good fresh
air won't do either of us any harm,
I'll go bail!"
".Let's go to Leigh & Balcombe's,"
suggested Ellen. "They always have
the prettiest and newest shades of
everything there?"
"I'm sure I am not particular where
we go," said Aunt Keturah.
They chanced to go to the self
same counter where,hardly more than
a weak ago, they had purchased the
rose-colored fan. and a pert miss, with
a profusion of mock jewelry, came
forward to wait upon them and recei.o
orders.
"You're not the girl that belongs
here," said Aunt Keturah, bluntly.
"The pale girl that coughed so.
Where is she?"
The pert miss tossed her head.
"Oh," said she, "you mean Eliza
Lowe! She's gone." t
"one!" Aunt Keturah laid down
the spool of silk she was examinig.
"I hope she's not ill. That cough
sounded to me exactly like consu, p
tion '
"I don't know whether she is ill or <
not," said she. "Eut it wasn't on
account of ill health she left. She i
was discharged for tearing a lace fan I
--a point lace, 6ver white satin, worth 4
$2-3. She was compelled to pay the 3
full value besides. Mr. Balcombe is
very particular about such things."
Ellen Purple colored deeply.
"But are they quite certain that<
she did tear it?" asked Ellen. I
"Oh, she denied it, of course," said
the girl. "They always do. But she
was responsible for the goods under
her charge, of course-and if she C
didn't tear it who did? That's the
question."
"I can tell you." said Ellen Purple, s
quietly; ".L did."
"You, miss!" The girl looked at 1
Ellen as if she thought her partially
insane. Aunt Keturah was almost i
equally amazed.
"My dear child," said she "I don't
think.you know what you are say
ing"
"Yes, I do,'! said Ellen, peremp
torily. She has allowed herself
through la::k of mo:-al courage, to fall t
into an error whose consequences v
were more serious than she had T,
I nied tod
a.
IE-EI, an tshe was Ce
reiress it as far as possiale, as a
looking at that fan a week ago," she
went on, "and through my careless
ness in shutting it one of the sticks t
tore the lace. Where is Mr. Bal- t
combe? I must explain inatters to. t
him. If anyone should pay the $25
it is I, And Miss Lowe must have i
her place again."
"quite impossible,miss-the latter,
I mean," said the pert girl. "Her t
place is filled. There is always plenty
of girls glad to get in here."
Ellen wrung her lhands.
"Oh, auntie!" said she, "what shallr
I do? How shall I undo the mischief 1
I have wrought?"
Aunt Keturah turned to the shop-t
girl.
"Can't you give me her address?"y
said she. "We can at _least go and
see her."
And the upshot of the interview was
that Eliza Lowe was engaged as seam
stress and companion to comfortable
Aunt Keturah at a salary that seemed I
tr-uly regal to her, Mr. Balconmbe It
sent a stiff note of apology, inclosing e
a check for &25, which was duly made t
good by Miss Purple-and Elizaa
thought the millennium was at hand. a
And Ellen Purple carried the point' f
lace fan, skillfully mended by an old c
woman who made such needle-lore her i
business, at her wedding with Mr.
Middleton.
Appearances Wsre Deceptive.
You read of sneh things, but ther
person eneountering them in the ex- 1
periences of real life is the rare excep- I
tion.
He was good to look upon, thisa
straight, slender little chap in a frocka
overcoat, white pearl buttons at the E
back, knickerbockers, an astrakan cap a
that looked like lami's wool, ruddy
face of pink and white, jaunty tie andt
walking gloves that attracted atten
tion to long slender hands. i
He was going down Cass at an easy,a
swinging ga~t, lilting his hat to an old a
gentleman just as Pitcher street wass
approached. Up from the Clay school
came a gr'eat "push" of noisy hilari
oins boys, a healthy and promising lot* r
of youngsters. 1
"Look at the dude," shouted one c
of them. That was enough and there t
was soon a manifest disposition to j
whip our little gentleman just bec'ause i
he looked and acted the part. When
he was surrounded he showed t~vo
rows of perfect teeth in a good-na
tured smile and said pleasant things
to the boys, but they were stirred by
the mob spirit. He tried to move on,
an'd one of them struwk at him. This
time he let out a cheery laugh and
chucked his assailant under the chin
in a carressing sort of way, for he.
was several inehes shorter'.
But when onie of the larger boys,
with a noisy voice and manner',opened
hostilities, it was diff'erent. Four of
the mob were down before you could
count 10, the little gentleman handed
his handkerchief to the smallest one,t
who ha:. been accidentally hurt,pulled
his gloves straight, went smilingly c
down the str'eet and never looked
1ack-Detroit Free Press.
A Bargain.
May-How on ear th did you com
to accept him?oe
Fay---Ob, he looked so cheap when
he nonec'arl 1 annldn't help taking
FOR FARM AND GARD.NI
Grain for the Sheep.
Some breeders do not feed grain i
heir ewes except at breeding tim
uat there is ha. dly a d;ubt, bat wh:
i farmer wonld gain tinancially in tl
nd by feeding it in small quantiti<
dIl the time. If von use corn thei
vould not be much loss, and certainI
ime saved, by teedinig it in the en
Ior it is clai.nod by a great many th;
t does not pay to grind the grain fe
:o sheep.
The Currant Wr:n Giving rouile.
A correspondeut fromi Californ:
vrites saying that last spring hc
,ooseberries had small worms or il
ects inside before they were ripe an
sks for a remedy. The worm is n
loubt the one known as the .currar
vorm, which attarks currants as we
s gooseberries. As a remedy n
bout an ounce of heilebore to thre
,allons of water and spiay the plan
iberatly with the mixtre.o *.his trea
neut is pretty sure to accomplish a
hat is required of it.-New Yor
Veekly Witness.
The Use of Sivet Clover.
In an address at Sedalia on so
enovation by Dr. H. J. Waters, dea
>f the bMissouri agricultural college,:
v-as said that the common sweet clove
s not the pernicious, dangerous wee
o many seem to think. It can :
asily killed out by mowing twice
ear for two years, he said, and it i
ne of the most va!uable soil renova
rs known. It will grow and thriv
n land too poor to grow clover o
owpeas, and it is especially suited t
uild up the millions of acres of flint
ills that are now absolute ~ .. ste
rowing up in brush. Experiment
sade at Columbia show that in th:
ualhty of soil sweet clover is mor
aluable than tha ordinary clovei
fter a fe x years of sweet clover,sue
oil is built up to a point where it wi
row other renovators. In such land
b can be easily seeded and wi
mother other weeds, and in additio
b will furnish as a by-product larg
uantities of honey.
The Ben and Her Care.
Every keeper of poultry should hav
light, warm house and one that i
onvenient for feeding and caring fc
Le fowls. It should be built -
rarm, sunny p'aze, wbe:e it wi,*
yotee te~
th
outh, and iRt do
nough to admit plenty of sunlight, a
he sun will help warm it in the wi:
er. There should be a walk runnin
he entire length of the house o
be north side, so you can fee
nd get the eggs without goin
ato the pens. - The feed boxes an
.-ater tank should oe made in th
hape of a drawer, so you can pu
hem out n Il keep the birds froz
etting into their feed and drink whe
oa are feeding and watering. Th
ests should also be made so that the
ay be drawn out as you do the fee
oxes. The windows are to be cased
he same as they are in the -house, s
hat there will -be no cold wind entei
ag. Cold draughts are sure to mak
our birds ick and stop them frox
iying in winter.
Suggestion to Fruit Cultivators.
Many of the tender or half-hard
arieties of raspberries and blaci
erries would endure our severe wir
ers much better, if in the late fall th
ultivator was run between the rowe
rowing the earth toward the stema
nd in edeat ridging or hilling u
round thema a little. This loose eart
orms a mulch which prevents fre
nent freezing and thawing, and
as the great advantage of being
iulch that can be quickly and cheai
y applied, compared to the labor c
ringing mulching material from othe
laces and putting it in place. To b
iosat effectual it should be done a
te in the fall as possible, and if dE
iyed until some morning when th
:round is frozen an inch deep, c
bout that, it will be none the worse
s the success depends much upon th
arth that is thrown up being ligh
ud no us.
The fall trimming, pruning and cul
ing out of old or supertiuous cane
hould be done before this, as it faci]
tates the working among then, an
li the wood removed should be take
way and burned to destroy any it
ects or their eggs and any fungon
iseases that may be on or in their
Ve do not doubt that similar trea1
ient w'ould be beneficial to the hal
.ardy ross and many of the shrul:
n the lawn, exceptin g that some<
hem are better trimmed in the sprini
uit the hilling up around them wi
elp to 1:roa~ct their roo:s.
Keep Your Strnble Light.
When in a darkened stable the iris
r brownish curtain a ound the centr
f the eye, expands so as to admit th
assage of snifcient rays of light it
istiuct vision, but on emerging int
h' glar e of day the same aperture in
ediately closes or grows less,
maller quautity of light being necem
ary under these altered circun
tances. Any person who has felt thm
ain and- in-:onvenience of comin
uddenly from a dark room into tb
ull blaze of day will readily conceiv
he necessity for lighting a stable i
he proper manner. Tfhis is too ofte
eglected in confined stables, and thm
onseliuences are mjos:t distressing t
,human observer. The poor horse
ed sutidenly &2ut to his work, show~
is pain by unm~istakable signs, stun
les, and runs against anything th:
'ay happen to be near, until the ey
as im sno degree accommodated i
elf to th. - ew circumstauce idt
~hieh igi placed,
Nor 'a this all BY a Cnniananc
of this change from darkness to sud
den daylight the eye becomes seriously
injured. The retina, or sensible ner
vos expansion, becomnes deadened
and more or less useless; the horse's
sight is injured; ae starte and shies at
objects which he sees imperfectly; and
o many a rider who has received a dan
gerous injury has had to thank his in
Lt attention to this simple cause rather
e than any vicious habit of the animal,
I to which it has been attributed.
e -Blindness is almost certain to be
! caused by inattention to the above
caution; but eien. blindness itself is
less dangerous to'the rider tha. im
a perfect sight. In the first case the
horse is forced to trust entirely to the
bridle; but in the latter objects only
half distinguished-terrify azid startle,
a though they would under ordinary
i circumstances be passed without
notice.-F. D. C6burn in The Hcrse
d Useful.
Lt Breaking up sitters.
Some find the breaking up of sitting
e hens a very difficult thing to do, and
e they really think they have to torture
the hen in order to make her abandon
her desire to brood. We have known
I poultry men and women to duck the
k hens in water several times and then
turheuineeysve- nithe hens
to go about with hoods on so they
coul~d not see, and to be .shut up in
1 dark places without food or water for
a week or more. It is not necessary
t to resort to cruel methods to break up
r a hen that wants to sit, says a writer
d in Blooded Stock. What is wanted is
to turn the desire to sit into the desire
a to lay again. It will be but little ad
vantage to have them broken from
wanting to sit and have them lay four
or five eggs only to again become
broody, which they will do if they are
not-cared for as they should be. The
reason for this is that the conditions
which caused the hen to become
broody have not lieen changed and
they cannot be changed by force.
When. a hen becomes broody it means
that the egg-producing capacity of
her system, fer the time being, has
become exhausted and that recupera
tion is needed. Thi first step to such
recuperation is rest, and being an in
dustrious bird, they feel that theyI
e might as well -aise a brood while
resting as to f, ol away their time.
Some animals au, 4irds may be stimu
lated to do that which is. not natura
for them, but is it best? The tired
e horse may be urged on by the aid of a
s whip.
r A practice that is recommended by
R some thoughtful br ders which will
e have her In w. o go
e right to business, is - place o eegg
under her. letting. her sit for one
s week, feeding her ce in two days
- daring the time as she were really
sitting on a whole tch. But very
little food will b needed on account
of lack of exerci. At the close of
9 the week place her in-a coop with a
slatted bottom raised a - few inches
e from the ground, for a couple of days,
I and she.will -lose he-desire to sit and
a in a few days will begin laying in
earnest.
It ems oftInt rest to Farmnr.
1 Keep charcoal and salt where the
,fattening hogs can have easy access to
o them.
- Breed the young-cows so that they
Swill harrow their young litters in the
spring after the grass has come.
That the hog is a filthy animal is
the fault of its owneir. Hogs prefer
cleanly quarters and will take them
when they can get them.
Only a small amount of cornmeal
eshould be used in feeding the pig,and
it should be combined with other feed
that makes bone and muscle.
p Growing pigs must -have exercise,
a but not too much of it. If they run
- over an extensive range they cannot
t be kept in sudiciently go4.-eendition
a to give the test'i-eslts.
-It takes the least feed from the time
fof weaning until the pig is tinished
r for market if it is kept always in good
Scondition. If it loses that condition
sthere must be extra feeding and longer
-time to bring him up to it again.
e To raise them profitably the pigs
r should be kept in good health audl
'continually growing. There is some
B thing wrong in the breeding tor care if
tthe pig cannot be made ready for mar
-ket by the time he is ten months old.
sThe scraps fro:n the table and
. kitchen and- .getable waste, fruit
Ipeelings, etc., should -all be utilized
2 as ieeding stuff. The pigs and chick
- Iens will eat them, and they furnish a
s vaiety, and the kind of food that is
.needed.
-When the weather is cold and wet
Sremember that a portion of the feed is
s employed in keeping up the animal
iheat, and that. consedjuently more feed
.is needed at such times. Well-shel
1 tered, clean, diy, warm quarters,
economise feed.
Extermination W/ Gull.
A New London correspondent gives
e some detaila :if the work of feather
e huutaf:s in exterminating the small
r herring gulls at the eastern end ofI
o Long Island sound and the islands
beyond. The herring-gulls used to
a be very common in that region, but
Sthe feather hunters have killed or
-driven away almost all oi them. On
e 1'enikese island there used to be a
g large colony of these birds, which was
e protected and thrived so long Agassiz
e had his summer school there, but
a afterwards the feather-hunters began
a their work, and a woman who visited
ethe isla id last summer saw hundreds
o of dead birds with their wings torn
, away and many wingless birds still
s alive, fed by their mate-s. There used
eto be a colony of the birds on Plum
.t island, but now driven away by the
e federal works, and the birds are rare
-at Nantucket. The larger gulls are
rnot killed. by thea feather-hunters, as
their wings are too big to be hva ou
e ano t' w{ew York Pen
NEWS AND NOTES
5 FOR WOMEN. i
An Odd Combination in Hats.
Chiffon was never worn more than
this winter. Chiffon hats multiply,
and, combined with fur, they are
beautiful and stylish, though the com
bination seemed odd at first.
Slashed Cravats the Latest.
Silk cravats, long enough to go
around the neck, cross behind and tie
in front with long ends, are new and
pretty where the ends are slashed
into strips about five inches long,
each strip being button-holed all
around with black silk, or of silk of a
darker shade of the same color as the
cravat. Some of these cravats are
slashed into five strips, some as many
as ten, according to the width of the
silk ribbon used for the purpose.
Such fanciful ties, of course, are more
suitable worn with open-work em
broidery or mousseline collars than
with the mannish linen band. -__
A Genial Star-Gazer.
Maria Mitchell,who has been called
the "Mother of the Stars," when pro
fessor of astronomy and director of
the observatory at. Vassrvm Rtn-iu
spiring teacher, and, in spite of her
brusque manner and severity, was
adored by her pupils. Every spring,
tjust before the commencement, -she
gave a "dome party" to the girls.
'Small tables were placed around the
-laige telescope in the observatory,
and roses from Miss Mitchell's own
garden brightened the atiosphere.
-Nonsense poems were a feature of
these breakfasts, and the astronomer
wvas proud of her skill in writing
Them. She was not without a keen
'ense of fun, in spite of her constant
pnd absorbing studies, as was shown
by her dryly consoling observation to
an awe-stricken student whom she
nvas leaving one day in charge of the
instruments of the observatory. Look
ing back at the worried face of the
girl, Miss Mitchell said: "And re
inember, if the chronometer stops and
the sidereal clock stops, the universe
WC n't stop."
A Guessing Game.
Each guest is given a numbered en
elope containing a certain number of
slips on-which is a letter of the alpha
bet. These letters spell two or three
words, and the guest is to guess the
correct word, according to a'list which
is reserved by.the hostess. The words
10 edtre
01 Meve-d
m one n
tcontains the letters C A T,which spell
both cat and act, and another contains
the letters P E A R, which also spells
pare and reap, and so on; the ques
tion is, Which is the correct word,
according to the hostess's list?
After envelopes are handed in bear
ing the names of the guests and the
answers, the latter are read and the
correct words also given. Those hav
ing answered correctly receive prizes.
One can also place in envelopes let
ters spelling the name of some noted
book or play. It is better to choose
rather short words, for, if too long,
i': requires too .mich time and thought
to place letters correctly. Other avail
able words are rat, stud, heart, net
and tea.
Children and Their Studies.
The cramming system and its
accompanying evils are characterized
as "A National Crime at the Feet of
American Parents" by Edward Bok,
in the Ladies' Home Journal. "No
child under fifteen years of age," he
contends, "should be given any home
study whatever by his teachers. He
should have not more than from one
hour to four of schooling eich day,
the hours increasing with his years.
Outside of school hours he should
have at least three hours of play.
After fifteen the brain has another
period of rapid development, with
special increase of the higher faculties.
Four hours of schooling, then, is not
too much, provided the child's
physical being is capable of it, and in
time an hour of isolated study may be
added. B it that is enough. Five
hours of brain worka daf isiire most
that we. sliould ask of our childrea,
and the child should pass at least two
hours a day in the open -air. Our
boys and girls do not get enough
fresh air and sunshine into their
bodies ana natures, The high~er in
stitutions of learning understand the
need of physical development for brain
growth far better than do our lesser
schools and our homes-sad as it is to
admit it."
fA Group of Beautiful Hati.
The hats this season are enough to
rejoice the heart of any woman, or
man either, for what man is not glad
o see a pretty face crowned by a be
coming and beautiful hat? The toques
for afternoon and evening wear are of
the most delicate shades, and being
of ten combined with lace they have
an exquisite airy effect. One of the
lovliest recently made by a fashion
able milliner has a soft, full crown of
rose pink miroir velvet, over which a
delicate yellow scarf is draped. The
small flaring brim is of ermine, double
aced, and a snowy white plume start
ing in front sweeps over the pink vel
vet until it rests on the hair at side
and back.
A very dainty toque for evening
wear is of blush roses, which form
both crown and brim. Several
ct steel buckles are run through
with pink velvet rosettes, and a white
paradise plume gives a very dainty
effect.
Several shades of red are exquisite
ly combined in a small Spanish tur-;
ban, whic has o of black se
quin cerise velvet
sua A oluster
ad ntal
stands at the side,ana is shaded in like
manner from crimson to rose pink,
combined with green velvet leaves.
* * *
Pink is a favorite color for hats. It
is seen more than any other shade ex
cept white, and a combination of the
two'is !:-equent. Another Spanish
shape has a brim of ermine, a crown
of white moire and a cluster of shaded
pink roses at the side. The latest
roses have rather ragged petais and
are shaded exquisitely.
* * *
One of the daintiest hats worn this
season has just been sent home to a
beautiful blonde society bud. It is
of pink tulle, tucked and shirred into
toque shape and turning back from
the face with a rather wide brim
which is covered with a lovely design
in silver to give the wheat effect so
popular this season.
* * *
One more hat which deserves a de
scription has a Spanish brim of chin
chilla with a soft tucked crown of lav
ender chiffon. A large cluster of silk
and velvet fleur-de-lis in exquisite
shades of purple with touches of- yel
low gives distinction to this bit of
millinery.
What Wonen Are Doing.
Florence Nightingale now spends
all her time in bed or og a couch.
Mrs. Humphry Ward does- niuch'
philanthropic work in addition to her
literary labors.
The Suffrage Bazar just held in Bos
ton by the Massachusetts Woman Suf
frage Association cleared $200O.
Miss Florence E. Wood is the first
woman licensed to run an automobile
in Central Park in New York City.
The Empress of Germany has taken
a sudden fancy to. green, and may be.
seen in every shade from Nile to em-n
erald.
Miss Sylvia Howland Gien; daugh
ter of Mrs. fetty Green, has become
interested in automobilism and has
purchased a machine which she is
learning to operate.
'Miss Pauline' Johnson, through
whose veins runs the blood of Mohawk
chieftains, has been startling Loiidon
recently with the composition and rec
itation of Indlian poems.
The Female Society for the Belief
and Employment ofAdhe Poor is prob
ably the oldest wjaos. association
in America. It wasifennded in Phila
delphia over 104 years ego.
The Canadian W4 '4i Council is
planning to help theomer'.th&
Doukhobors
persecation they .....d to endure in
Russia.
Mrs. James R. McKee, daughter of
former Presidert Harrison, is taking
great interest in the woman's work in
connection with the Paris Exposition.
She has arranged for an exhibit of
glass pottery and embroideries.
Mrs. Joseph Cliamberlain, who was
Miss Endicott, of Boston, daughter of
Judge Endicott, former Secretary of
War, is extremely populsr in Eiiglish
society. She is pronounced as decid
edly attractive in appearance, and has
noticeably pretty coloring.
Miss Alice Rollins Crane, who holds
the place of prison inspector in the
employ of the Government, recently
returned from Alaska, where she was
sent by the Bureau of Ethnology of
the Smithsonian Institution to study
and report on the prison life.
Gleanings From the Shops.
Fancy neckwear in various com
binations of white and black.
Dainty muffs made of plaited chiffon
in three shades of one color.
Watch chains set with rubies, opals
or diamonds with and without slides.
Many walking coats having high
Medici collars and revers covi'ered
with fur.
Full lines of single figures, busts
and groups of delicate white French
bisque.
Stock collars made of white satin
overlaid with cream lace and edged
with fur.
M~any varieties of richly figured
panne showin'g all the beautiful even
ing shades.
Jaanty little boleros of 'broadtail
with revers and bands of black
stitched velvet,.
White and brighi, ,:oJored collars,
ests and revers effeetively -striped
with narrow black vel vet ribbon. -
Dotted nets showing pretty arrange
ments of white chenille in combina
tion with narrow ruffled ribbon.
Fine quality Arabian laces in all
overs, bands and variously shaped
pieces suitable for applique purposes.
Heavy laces on which are repre
sented hand-paiuted flowers of cloth,
elvet or satin outlined with gold
:ord.
Many styles of small gilt buttons,
with or without jewel settings, for
ecorated stock collars or some por
ion of the bodice.*
Severely simple cloth gowns in
which waved laces or Grecian pat
erns carried out in machine stitching
form the only trimming.
Flowers fashioned from hand
ainted gauze, as well as jeweled
igrettes and wired bows of either
lack or white lace for the hair.
Long scarfs of tulle or chiffon
which fasten in front with rosette
bows of panne, satin or velvet, termi
nating in pointed fringed ends.
A hroad range of coiffure ornaments
f gaug:e or net effectively dotted with
jet, steel, spangles or rhinestones in
the form of butterflies, dragons or
bows.
Elaborate trimmings for evening
gowns made of padded chiffon flowers
in combination with lace appliques,
jewels and silk lWeidegy.-DeP
un4a Rennn9i -, .
THE CONTENTED LIFE.
1 wouldnt be an emp'ror after suipper s
cleared away;
I wouldn't be a king, sub, it I could,
So long is I've got health and strength, a
home where tian stay,
And a woodshed full o' dry and fitted
wooL -
For Jimmy brings the bootjack and mother
trims the light.
And pulls the roller curtains, shettin' out
the stormy night,
And me and Jim and mother and the cat set
down
-0h, who In thunder'd hanker for'a crowm?
Who wants to spend their ev'nin's settin
starched and prim and straight,
A-warmin' royal velvet on a throne?'
It's a mighty tedious bus'ness settin' up- so -
thund'rin'late
With not a minit's time to call ycurowh
I'd rather take ny comfort after workin
through the days
With my old blue woolen stockin'snigh the
fire's social blaze.
For me and Jim and mother and the old
gray eat,
Come mighty near to knowin' where we re
at.
-Lewiston (Me.) Journat
HUMOROUS. .
Jones-I say,J3iiss Brown, how is
it that you are always out when I call?
She-Oh, just luck.
Little Miss Wayupp-Isour butler
English? Little Miss Highupp
N-o, but his clothes is.
"Your bookkeeper is subject to fits
of ill humor, isn't he?" ."No; he has
wideiyisolated attacks- aniability "
"Sir," began the boo'canvasser,
"I - have a little wor here
"Sorry," inter-upted the busy
"but I have a great deal of work here.
Good morning."
"I disown you!" cried the angr
parent. "I shall.cut you off with a
dollar." "Yes, sir," replied the..e r
ing son, meekly; "and might I have
the'dollar now?" A
Maxim-How did Tweeter beh
under fire? Did he shrink?'atling
--No, I don't know ashe shrank;bt him
he e% idently tried to make himsel a
small as he could.
- "Dearest," she murmured&Tm o
afraid you'll change." "Darling- h
auswered, "you'll never find any 41
change about me." Which was
fully true in a double sense
Lives of great. men all remindAs
We can make our lives soblime;- Ali
But as days roll off behind us,
We get lazier all the-.time.:'
"No," said the consciient
date,. 'Td like very m~ch
the nomination, but .I
lie." Oh, that
swered old
mk and ape
o -teacp, "thet-o
of the bread mihei
The old joke in such a her
geredhim. "In-in 'wat
gasped. "Why, you are -sca
Mack-Did you give h
ring when he broke thes gmat
Ethel-Of course. -Bu.........
him with the next girl
gaged to. I took the
and had a paste ninitation set
place. -
Davy-Cousin Kit, iwhas
crobe? Cousin Kit (reading
and not wanting to bebohrd-O f
it's a thing that gets into~
Davy-Well, the baby'a.
for every time- -I go dows~r~~.
gets into my things.A -~
Early one mornin'g little Helenii~
came restless and crawled oiut of
tiny bed. "What are .you~
Helen?" called her moter>'
lookin' for a match," was hae
"what do you wanti witha
asked her mother. "Oh, I
to light the gas to seeif it's
answered Helen, - .
3fooseloo'kmeguntic's Mysterious Smesum
The mystery of .Mooseloohieu'
tie's big salmon has- at 'last. bear
solved. For several smennenov
anglers who have wet their nies
Bugle Cove have coae backito~
with tackle decidedly outo
and with -blood-stirring stales of te' ~
monster salmon that "rose" beneati
a certain .overhanging bireh, ad
hooking on, 'gave them the battle o
their lives-always breaking loose at
the finish, however, taking with him '
everything not tied in the boat..~.
It was always the same birch where
the fish rose, and the - tacties he-em
p!oyedl of sulking with .a bulldog -
taicity,- refusitig to be diawn to the -
suriace, were always the same. The .
fame of this remarkable fish spread -
throaghout the lake region, -and
-ag ers from the other lakes ceame
down~ialy and oftsn to try their skill. &
salmon, but they never sucede in
landing hiim. 'It was estimated the~
$500 worth of tackle, timeoand bitR
were wasted last sunmmerin Bugis'
Itve. low water now in Mooselook.
megnati~s lake, and the water, though
low, is remarkably clear. The other
day Mrs. Ed Whorf id son Carlof.
the Mooselookmegantic Houseran
their boats onto an unmarked stump
in Bugle Cove, right beneath an ov'er
hanging birch. And from that birch
they plucked just thirty-seven spoon
hooks, spinners and artificial flies.
Lewiston (Me.) Evening Journal.
Biroke Up a Crowd. -
One of those crowds which gather
at the least provocation and blockade
the sidewalks and streets wadilently
and effectually rebuked an Devenshire
street. So-nehody stopped andibegan '.
to gaze at the top of the building on
the opposite side of the street; -thers -
joined the first, aad still-others, until
the sidewalk and street weto filled for
a distance of 100 feet. *Then- ome
wit in an oficee of th building- at
whieh so much curipsity'i-sa sidne& '
hung a.n old "rubber" shoe froin the->
window, and the wondeiing nass -
hnanity, at first slowly, then ~~
guidly \etdaay-o

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