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WINNSBORO. S.C.. APRIL 24. 900.
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:N THE DARK WITH THE DREAM.
BY rnANK L. STANTON.
am here in the dark with your !ace,
Here in the dark with your face:
I see o'er the dear brow the ringlets ot jet
(Do you think of the kiss that I left on
&nd the cheek where the rose-dimples
I am here in I'Ne dark with your face,
I have said, "It has faded away;
It passed with thespring sunsthat sorrow
I Ing set,
There the joy and the mcan and the mel
In the beautiful gardens of 3ay.
"It passed liko the mystical light
Of a star-like a wandering beam.
Ievealiag the darkness that dwells with
The darkness the kiss of God's morning
Like a spirit that moves in a dream:"
But, lo! it is here, and I stand
Aud stare at the darkness alone.
Am I longing to-night for tue touch o1
As me:nory leads to Love's beautiful land
Where the roses are ever Love's own?
I know not. This only I know:
The grief and the glory are past;
And if it be roses, or it It be snow
In the vales where Love blossomed zn
saug to me so,
I shall rest in that Love's smile at last:
It is oter--th.e peace and the pai:
Ife's winter is white on the sod;
Perchance I shall dream -all the deal
Under the sunlight, the rose and therain
Under the daises ct God.
By 1. J.
E was a big, awk
-> ward fellow, work
ing with some pa
tient skill in at
v; mill, and living ox
the far outskirts o
a pretty village.
His home was
gray old f arrm
boase, where he dwelt with two maid
en aunts, one of whom was a weak,
fragile invalid, quick-tempered an
querulous; the other was stout an<
strong in body, but idiotic and silent,
Often: he wai;tempted to go awy-t<
rush out into,the world, and leave th(
ldplace tQo to the dogs, an h"U
vomen to the workhou
ago, b en
wife died and le
husband, always re
positively gloomy. His t
seldom heard him speak, but one da
when the little Ralph was about fi
years old, his moody father said, it
strange, stern way:
"I'm going to sell the farm. Y
two girls can live here in the old how
and I will deposit money enough
the bank to keep you and the boy u
til I can send you some more, I shi
go to Australia."
\Huldah, the invalid, cried c
piteously, but her brother paid
heed; Hannah, the idiot, stared stoni
.and spoke not.
That day the farm and the miii pri
lege on the little river were sold to
large corporation that had been tryi
for some time to buy it, in order
erect a cotton mill there.
Ralph Mydack came home ai
packed his trunk, but his motio
were unsteady, his face pale, and t
fore night he wvas sick, very sick.
There was little that two helpIe
women could do for him: the far
hands were dismissed, all but Jare
who was to stay and take care of tl
coh; dotr they sent him oft f,
thedocor,but when he return<
Rtalph Mydack was dead.
Ten bitter years dragged slowly b;
T he little money in the bank was soc
exhausted, and partly on charity, par
ly by the few vegetables neighbo:
helped them raise in the garden patel
- the two old women and the awkwar<
sullen -boy lived ou.
!! It was well known that a large su
of m ore had been paid to Mr. M1
dekfohis farm. but the corporatic
had failed almost immediately after,
nothing was done about the cottc
mills, and from the hour of the pa:
ment, when the legal papers wec
signed, all trace of the money di
appeared as effectually as though
had been dr'opped iato the sea<
Lawyers searched the old housi
lookedI over the few papers and book
that Mr. Mydack had evidently it
tended to- take with him, searched h.
wearing appareI and gave up in de
Little Ralpir grew up a stout,health
lad, and when he was fifteen he aske
s:>me of the n.eighbors to help hir
r.ig the old saw-mill anew, that h
might saw logs and thus eke out hi
V scanty support.
Everybody felt kindly toward him
and season after season, when th
water was high, he would work nigh
and day among the fragrant pine an
hemlock logs, earning quite an inde
It was here that Gertrude Kenden
nis found him one day early in June
He had seen her bright face abou
there the year before, but had turne<
away fro:n her pleasant words with
moodiness that was almost rude. Fo
what had his weary, toileome life i
do with 'beauty or kind words?
What, indeed? And yet she woul<
not let him be. She went every da;
ad wvatched, as by a resistless fascina
tion, the pitiless, great saw tearing it
siow way through the logs, makini
them useful while seeming oaly to de
s tor thera.
He~ was twenty years old at last aut
she was nine teen.
She had been fussing about the 01<
house, making gruel for Aunt Hualdah,
and trying to coax a smile upon Aunt
Hannah's stolid face, but really only
waiting for R-.lph to return to the vil- i
He came in soon, and seeing her
standing alone in the clean, poorly
furnished room, he went straight to
her and, taking both her hands in his,
"Now, Gertrude-Miss Kendennis
-you really must not come here in
this manner. People are talking of it
down in the village. I heard it re
marked upon to-day, and if your uncle t
should hear of it he would send you
to a nunnery and kill me outright."
"Oh, you do not want me here!"
she said trying to speak playfully, but
with a little moan in her voice.
"I do-I do," he answered, putting
his arm about her, holding her close
and touching her with a quick, caress
ing motion. "God knows it is worse
tban death to send you away, but, my
darling, see the long, weary life
stretching before me. See the work
to be done here and you hovering like
some bright bird just out of reach.'
Could I drag you down to share this
poor old nest? No, no, it would not
be right. I have served duty too long
to dare desert her now."
"But you are so young," she mnr
mured, leaning her face on his;
shoulder; he could feel her breath i
against his cheek.
His heart beat so fast he thought it
would strangle him, and that moment
of rapture paid him for the suffering
"So young and so ambitions-and
there is the invention down in the mill
I am sure that is going to work well."
"Ye-; but I have been to the village
to-day for the last time trying to raise
even fifty dollars to pay for the patent,
and I cannot do it. Nobody has any
faith in it: they think it is a boy's
scheme, and I'm quite discouraged."
"Oh. if I only had my money
"Yes, but you have not, my darl
ing; nor would I touch one penny of
it if you had. No, you must go back
to your own home and your own rela
tives. I shal never marry, dear, but
I shall cherish your memory as my
one blessele-t gift. Now, don't feel!
They wer both sobbing together
by this time; she put her arm up
around his neck, and their two tear
wet faces nestled against each other i
like t,:o grieved children. I
Aunt Hannah put her white, flabby!
.(face in at the door to say that dinner
s ready, and seeing th- young peo
-anding together there she start
ryously and exclaimed:
Ws sab-es! that's courtin', now
ad as tbey neitl.. MVed
n jiy anm?oan Ihe
pered: "Ralphie, boy,
to be married9"
,auntie," answeretl Gertrtide,
"and we want your blessing."
"But you want your money, too,
ve don't you?"
a "Yes, certainly; the marriage por
tion," said Ralph, bitterly, brushing
I the tears from his eyes and trying to
.' face his lonely life once more.
In "hen come upstair;," she laughed
j out, in her queer, wild fashion.
I"What does she mean?" asked Ger
"I do not know,"Rlpanwrd
lv"I have not heard her speak so many
-words at a time in ten years."
* Beckoning them to fomlow her, she
climbed the worn old stairs up, up to
a the dusty garret, where broken chairs
Sand long-idle spinning wheels made
toup the furniture.
dDown behind the big ch.imney crept
the dart woman, and drew out a large,
iloose bunidle of rags, in which wars
e-islyly hidden rolls of strong parch
ssThey opened them there in the
changeful light that flitted through
the time-stained wind:ow.
e There were $1000 in gold. The
price of the farna lands. Not a great
fortune, it is true, but a fabulous sum]
for the young people who were brave
fly and defiantly married ere long, to
the great wonder of the village folks.
And Rlalph's invention was thatI
squeer new saw that has been winning
jsuch notice in tha mechauical world
these last few years.
Oh, happy loved and lover!
German 1U!ondes andu 1ro;'ttes.
oThe German Anthropo!coical Soci
n! ety has been collecting statistics rela
-tive to the comparative frequency of
athe blonde and brunette types and
- their distribution throughout the
t German Empire. The observations
I were confined to school children, 6,
000,000J of whom have been examined.
,For purposes of classification only
s those that had blue eyes and fair hair
- and skin were counted as blondes,
sand those whose eyes, hair and skin
-were all dark as brunettes.
All others (for example, children
y with dark eyes and light hair or with
Iblue eyes and dark hair and skin)
were put in a third or " mixed" class.;
eIn the Empire as a whole the
blondes were found to numnber 3..
per cent., th2e brunettes 14 per cent.
and the mixed types 54.2 per cent.
In some districts the preponderance
tof the blonde element was much mor'
Imarked-especially in a part of the
-Grand Duchy of Oidcnburg, whLere
there were only 4 p2er cent. of pare
The effect of the brunette Roman
telement was marked distinctly .in t'
southiern and southwestern parts'of
the Empire. Near Worms and Speyer
- one often sees faces which strongly
Isuggest those of central Italy or R~om
an statues and paintings.
amnaDevico For asi Bread.
A Western man has patented a warm-.
ing device for raising bread, havings
lamp set in the bottom of a casing.
' with a number of trays to carry the
dough arranged in a tier in an upper
compartmennt, the heat circulating
around the trays andi passing off
INDIAS AWFUL FAMINE.
IARROWING SCENES AND INCIDENTS
AMONG THE PERISHING NATIVESA
'he Western World Has Little Idea of
the Suffering and Want Among the
Lower Classes in Hindostan-Fed Dogs
AVhile a Baby Starve-l.
RS. HARRIETT TYTLER,
widow of Colonel Robert
C. Tytler, is selling her
husband's famous collec
ion in New York, in order to get
aoney enough to permit her to re
arn to India and open an orphanage
or native children. Mrs. Tytler,
iho is very charming, is the only
vhite woman who passed unscathed
brough the siege of Delhi and the In
lian massacre at that place in 1857.
"It is terrible the famine which
tow prevails, following only three
,ears after a previous one. Even at
he present moment there are forty
iine millions of people suffering from
ts effects, and before it is over that
iumber will be doubled, if not treb
When asked the cause of tWe Indian
amines she replied:
"Native 'ndifference. The Rajahs
md Nawabs spend millions upon
heir personal gratifications and not
yne penny toward irrigating their ter
:itories so that the grow.ng grain may
)e watered in times of drought. If
;he money they waste in luxury and
lissipation were used for the buildlig
f large reservoirs io hold the rain
water such famines as this would be
inlikely to occur.
I"Zhe money which is wasted by the
:ajahs and native dignitaries would
b.nild canals, and turn those arid
,eserts into iraitful fields, which
:old be made to yield at least a liv
ing for the poor creatures who live
"Another cause of famine is the dis
Eionesty of the native overseers. These
men are given a certain amount of
grain to be distributed among the
poor in payment for their work in the
ields. In times of famine grain is
worth almost its weight in gold. Two
large handfuls is the allowance for a
day's labor. Instead of dipping the
hands into the bag the grain is
weighed out. The overseer adulter
Ites it with sand,which is very heavy,
and so the poor people get only a
fraction of their due. The balance of
the grain is kept by the overseer and
sold for his own profit.
"If money is sent to the mission
ries they will see that it is used to
feed these suflerers. The high caste
-N*ves will do nothing for the poorer
cla Parsees are the only
one, hosii .kv
"Starving mothers are , walkin
-tkougli the streets to-day, with the]
babies on their heads, cryin., 'Wh
will buy? Who will buy?' These iu
fants are sold for a mere trifle int
life.long slavery. The mothers ar
forced to sell by their poverty.
"Just benre I left India I saw, sit
ting outside one of the bazaars,
starving native family, consisting C
mot.her, father, son and da-zhtei
They were emaciated .beyond descri
tion, and1 seeiied too weak event
raise their heads. An English gentle
man tossed theum a rupee. At sight c
it the woman started up, and then fe]
and rolled into the roadway-dead
Tue sight of the silver had killed hei
"One day I found a poor starve<
mother carrymng her child to the b:
zaar to sell it. I( bought the child ani
told the mother she might re main witi
it. My next door neighbor was a1
EagJishman who had reveral dogs
e was in his garden feeding his pap
pies with milk.
"I asked him if he would give me
liitle of the milk for the starviun
" N, e said, TI'e only enougl
for my puppies.'
"I took the woman home and di<
for her and the baby as well as:
could. A few months later the sami
gentleman camne to see me one day
The baby had grown~ fat and hand
"'How much will you take for th<
b)aby?' he asked.
"'You cannot have it at any price,
I rep3lied. 'When it was starving yom
would not deprive your puppies of:
drop of nrilk to keep it alive, and nov
you cannot have it.'
"He was astonishcd, but repeated
his offer. He wanteda healthy child,
which might be trained to be a good
"I could tell yon of scores of cases
of starvation which have come under
my observation, each more dreadful
than the bthers. There is no remedy
unless the native potentates will work
with the Government in building a
series of canals and reservoirs, thus
establishing a system of irrigation, to
be used during such famines as the
present one promises to be.
"All along the edges of the Govern
ment canals, even in a long drought,
the wheat and corn are green. By
constant watching and watering
these famines may be mitigated,
though I hardly think they will ever
be entirely done away with. By the
way, did you ever hear the story of
how the first corn came from India?"
Going over to a glass case, in which
were dozens of pottery lamps, and
taking a small one in her hand, Mrs.
"You know, of course, that when a
man dies in India, many kinds of eat
ables and other articles which might
be uiseful to him iu the other world are
placed in the tomb with him. A lamp
sike this one is always put in. Upon
one of these tombs being opened one
day, many years ago, a lamp, maybe
larger than this, was found. Upon
being turnea upside down a kernel of
orn dropped out. No one knew
wvbat it was. It had been there
For centuries. Some one planted it.
En a little while a green sprig sprang
2p. On it was a small ear of corn.
Phesn kernr.ls, in tun,n were nlanted.
and then, when ripe, were. regianted,
until there was a sufficient amc-ant of
corn to distribute among .the peo
"In good yeaes there were two crops
grown, so that you can readily under
stand that it did not take long to grow
quite a crop of corn."-New York
- SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL.
The London Electrician asys that
the shell-factory of the Boers recently
destroyed at Johannesburg was par
t:ularly well equipped. All the ma
chinery in the plant was driven by
electric power, the machinery alone
having cost $100,000.
All organs of sense are stimulated
by electricity, Dr. J. Mount Bleyer
points out. In the retina it excites
sensations of glare and dazzling, in
thd ear it produces a pecua-: buzzing
noise, in the fongue it gives a very
characteristic metallio sensation, and
in the nose it creates sneezing irrita
tion and an odor of ammonia.
The cold of liquid air has been
proven by Messrs. A. and L. Lumiere
to retard the action of light on a sen
sitive plate, making it appear t1at the
photographic action is a chemical
rather than a physical effect, The re
tarding is only temporary, however,
the plate recovering its sensitiveness
on removal from the cold, and images
already impressed are no wIy affected.
Professor Arthur Thompson, in
Knowledge, deals .a the form of
I skulls and brain capacity. The aver
age weight of a man's brain is aboat
fifty ounces, that of a woman about
forty-five ounces. This difference be
tween the sexes is less marked in sav
age than in civilized races, and is ap
parently explained by the fact that in
the higher races more attention is paid
to the education of the male-than the
female, and consequently the brain is
stimulated to increased growth.
It has been reported to the Under
Secretary of State for India that th*
making of iron and steel in that coun
try is entirely practicable owing to the
large deposits of .iron ore which are
found in Madras and Bengal, a plenti
ful supply of native coal, and lime
stone to be procured at small expense
from Burmah. The. eap labor of
India is also an importat considera
tion, and if the plantswi ufficiently
large and located n leutta it is
believed that the ~ 'ould prove
A simple metho sting rid of
snperfluous obsol !way. rolling
Sstock hV' bee foundry
in Michman, U
8 cars were recei
r company. -The o
D worth saving was t
problem was 'to sep
D I timber at swall cost.
e were built, and two train
released at the top of th
- allowed to collide at the
wreck was then burned
> An sloostf ique case
- disease was1 investigated at lasi
f sitting of the French Academy ol
I Medicine. The patient is a younz
. Roumanian, whose malady has been
.been observed by Dr. Marinesco oi
l'Bucharest. The most aurious mani~
- festation of his disease takes the shape
l! of what is known among scientists at
t I "mirror-writing," which means that
the characters are v:ritten backward,
so that when reflected ina mirror they
-are to be read in the ordinary way.
Dr. Marinesco had observed that the
hands of his patient, when unoc
Scupied, were aftcted with a nervous
trembling which c3ased to a great ex
tent when they were usedfor a definite
purpose. Wishing to see what effet
tthis symptom of the malady had on
Sthe hand writing, Dr. Marinesco asked
the patient to write a few lines from
dictatipn; to his astonishment he
(founfthamt the entire passage had been
w ritten backward with absolute ac
curacy. The experiment was repeated
several times with exactly the same
result, and it is, in fact, impossible
for the patient to write otherwise.
When asked to trace a word with his
foot on the ground it, too, was found
to be written backward. The patient
beingf a Jew, a final experiment was
made with Hebrew. This language,
as is well known, is always wvritten
backward. but the patient, reversing,
as usual. te normal process, can only
write it from left to right. Partial
cases of mirror writing have been ob
served before, but none in which The
tendency was so .irresistible.-Pall
The Letter "E."
A thoughtless contemporary having
assailed the letter "e," Editor Halsey,
of the Tallahomian, in Tennessee,
comes to the rescue as follo ws: "An
exchange says 'e' is the most unfor
tunate letter in the English alphabet,
because it is never in cash, always in
debt and never ont of danger. It for
gets that the aforesaid letter is never
in war, but always in peace. It is
the beginning of existence, the com
mencemnent of ease and the end of
trouble. Without it there would be
no water, no bread, no meat, no life,~
no gospel, no 'Jesus, no father,'no
mother, brother, sister, home or
heaven."-A. O. U. W. Messenger.
Created a Big Sulphur Lake.
In the western part ci* the Mexican
State of M.ichoacan, near the Lake of
Chapula, in the Gudrache' hacienda,
an underground rumbling .was he'ard
recently, followed by a strong detona
tion, wvhich threw the population into
a panic. Au immense column of
smoke rose from a neighboring hill,
which is famous for its sulphur springs.
A. lake oI hot sulphur water formed on
the platean of the hill. The lake is
*NEWS AND NOTES
Kerchiefs of Lawn and Lace.
Drawn-thread work, hemstitching
and lace insertious beautify the cob
webby pocket handkerchiefs of the
moment. Some have wreaths of raised
embroidery, others with scalloped
edges have prettily worked corners.
Irish linen kerchiefs with fine peasant
embroidery are extremely dainty, and
initialled handkerchiefs with hem
sLitched or lace borders are very fine
and pretty. Fine scraps of softest
mull, for the bride to cry in, are in
serted and bordered with Valenciennes
lace or have frills of Brussels or Irish
Several Irnteresting Adventures.
Mrs. Laura Switchenberg, inspee
tor-general of the hospital corps of the
White Cross Society of America, can
show a longer record of adventures
during the last year than any other
woman in this country. One of her
most interesting trips was her visit to
the Sulu group with the Commission
ers of the United States to negotiate
with the Sultan.
Mrs. Swichenberg took with her to
Manila many packagesfor the soldiers
sent by their friends. She was sue
cessful in delivering all the packages,
even to the men on the firing line.
She went into the trenches, after don
ning an officer's rain coat, and was
forced to keep moving so as to dodge
The Well-Formed Woman.
A well-formed woman of to-day
weighs 145 pounds-a gain of twenty
pounds over her grandmother. When
the arms are extended a perfecty
modelled woman should measure,
from tip of the middle finger to tip of
the other middle finger five feet six
inches, or exactly her own height.
From the thighs to the ground she
should measure just what she meas
ures from the same point to the top of
the head. The knee should come-ex
aetly midway between the thigh and
the heel. A woman of the last gener
ation took pride in a waist of eighteen
inches, but to-day a woman is not con
sidered well fcrmed if she has a waist
measuring less than twenty-four
inches and a bust less than thirty-six
New Dress Styles.
Many skirts are almost covered with
stitched bands of the material, piped
with satin, and these bands occasion
ally form a latticework round the
skirt either at the hem or at the waist.
The braiding on many of these gowns
nderful, interblended with
,covered with pail
,'nga embroidery of silver
ver, s qit anew style of dinner
L:stiea' Hats Oft ira Church.
The Oflicial Board of the Methodist
Church in Mason City, Iowa, at a re
cent meeting adopted these resoln
'Resolned, by the Official Board of
the .lethodist Church, That it being
in perfect harmony with movements
ell over the cour.try, and that it is in
strict conformity with customs and
:with laws in some of the States in the
I Union, therefore be it
"Resolved, That the ladies of the
Methodliet Church be encouraged in
the removal of their hats during
morning and evening services. That
while we admire the artistic creations
of the headgear of orr wives and
sweethearts we will promise not to
loose any of our love and affection for
Ithem if they will unanimously grant
Ithe requnest of this petition."
These resolutions were read in the
church on the following Sunday morn
ing and every big hat was removed,
much to the delight of the preacher
and the male portion of the audienee.
It is understood that a similar custom
is to be adopted in the other churches
in the city. _____
IIow to Wear a Doi.ted Veil.
"Here is a now veil for you, Annie!"
exnlaimed a well preserved ,good look-1
ing, middle aged woman to her niece,
throwing her a filmy bit of the fash
ionable gauze covered with occasional
large spots, which are just pow so
much in vogue. "Perhaps you can
manage these coquettish dots, whiich'
are so apt to slip, giving one an un
natural scowl, knocking out a front
tooth, or accentuating in a ridiculous
manner the end of one's nose. Imust
confess that at my age I object to
running any risk of being made ridic
"I bought this veil yesterday, think
ing that with my white hair it would
look quite chic. I put it carefully on
before the glass, getting every spot in
a becoming place, and then went to
Mrs. A. 's luncheon. Of course, I bad
to push up mny-veil to eat, and after
ward pulled it down and thought no
more about it. From the luncheon I
went on to make some calls, and endea
the afternoon by attending several 'at i
homes.' Taking it all in all, I sawi
about every one I knew. When I3
reached home I went up to the library
fire, and, as I have a habit of doing, i
I rested my foot on the fender to warm i
it, and examined my appearance in I
the mirror above the mantel, smilingf
as I did so at somo remark of your
cousin, who was in the room. Well, I i
I assure you I started back in mo-|
mentary fright! Not only was one
tooth apparently gone, as I have saidt
(the black spot giving the es:act sem
b!aneof a hole), but another spot cov-|
;o that the result was to make me look
juite crosseyed. The illusion was so
Lpparent that when I turnedto Nelly,
aying, tragically, 'Look at the -ffect A
>f your "coquettish dots!"' she went 'J
>J into shrieks of laughter, and ou i
ny offering to give it to her she re- x
'nsed, saying that since I had shown
ier the possible results she would not T
lare to wear it. I thought it my duty p
o warn -you, but perhaps you can c
nanage to fasten it in the place it 1
ihould stay, in which case the bi
lack dots will be really most becom
1ng."-New York Tribune.
Ninety per cent. of American wonin c
pend less than $50 a year for clota
A woman near New York raises and
tells $1500 worth of goldfish anna
Mrs. Grant Allen, the widow of the
iovelist, is about to open a bookshop
Qaeen Victoria's agt 's most shown
a her handwriting. This has growa 1
rregular and at times almost illegible.
The Czarina has taken up the type
writer, and owns a machine with
gil led bars, the frame being set with
The mother of former Senator In- -v
Zalls, of Kansas, is in her 100th year. t
She is bright and lively and in the t
best of health. Her home is in Bos
Mrs. Lassiz, the former President I
f Badeliffe College, is at work upon I
a history of that institution, of which
ihe was the head from the beginning
p to a very short time ago. -
There are complaints in Russian
journals that many of the woman a
physicians are willing to practise for
uch -small pay that the profession is
thereby injared and degraded.
Mrs. Taylor, the wife of the Gover
noi of Kentucky, was in no way in
timidated by the exciting times in
Frankfort. She visited the soldiers
each day and carried to them baskets
of cake and sweetmeats.
Lady Emily Foley, of Engla'd, who b
died recently in her ninetieth year, r
had been a widow fifty-fo.ur years, s
during which period she enjoyed her
life interest in the property of her t
husband, who died in 1816. a
One of the streets on the campus n
of Stanford University has been set t
apart exclusively for fraternity houses. i1
Two fine society. buildings have al- p
ready been put up, and plans have c
been completed for three others.
The difference in wages paid men
and women for the same kind of work a
has led the Ohio Legislature to pass i
a law re. niring women to be a' he
Tne head nurse is the
gest sister of Joseph Pope, Un
<ter Secretary of State. Another
nurse is the daughter of Jaqge
Forbes, of Halifax.
Mrs. Catt, who has been elected
President of the Woman's National
Saffrage Association, was educated in
Iowa, and took a special course in
law. She was principal of the high
selioo and General Superintendent
of. Schools in Mason C'ty, Iowa, but
of late years has devoted most of her
time to the cause of suffrage.
Fashion's Ful5 ,sud Faucicu.fo
Soft vests of lace are arrangedfo
the new boleros.
Now come tucked and machine
stitched spring and summer hats in
straw, velvet and tulle.
Silk and wool challies in a vast ar.
r.ay of floral and fancy stripe effecti
*1l be used for summer gowns.
Velvet ribbons in black, white and
violet promise to be popular as a gatr
nitura for silky summer fabrics.
A macked tendency toward drapery
in gown'sof light fabrics, sach us lib.
erty, satiierepe de chine, or thin wool
Black velvet dresses are being made
with two bodices-one for day and one
for evening-by the very best houses.
They have short trains.
Valenciennes lace is to be very pop-:
ular for trimming summer gowns.
Fringes will be a feature of many oS
the handsomest costumes.
Much of the white crepe de chine
is being sequined with silver. the
bodices being adorned with lace bo
eros profusely bespangled with pail-ji
Skirts still retain a certain amount I
of tightness, but they have not such a I
severely strained effect as of yore,
while below the knees they float ont<
with a great deal of froa-frou.
New weaves in crepo de chine and I
chion are now especialli creped for
mourning uses. They are made up as c
much as possible without solid foan. a
dations, light taffetas in jet black be- i
ing first choice.
An imported clasp buckle shows two "
enameled bulldog heads, with broad I
collars of 'irilliants or colored stones. E
nother novelty is an owl buckle of
gold and enamel, with ruby eyes, the r
>wl being perched on an enameled fi
One of the things which mag be at. P
ached to the neck-chain or chatelaiine
s a gold button-hook for gloves. The
iew ones open and close like a pocket- t
nile, and when handsomely engraved
r studiled with jewels are 'ooth ale- 13
ant and costly.
Apropos of foulards, the newest blue 3'
or these fabrics, as well as for India "
ilk, is the "royal marine." Having
n it a shade more of green than the -
'roya blge," which was so popular F
at season, it is said to be less trying i
o the complexion.
The second city in size of 'the Brit- C
Beaufy of the Table.
A table without a centre-piece or
ny decoration is a sorry spectacle.</"
'here is scarcely anything lesa,ta .
ag, unler-it - a arely served
Table decorations need not be a
ensive. They nee' Aot represent a
reat amount of wasted nerve power
a the part of the mistress of the
Decorating a Doorway.
A handsome doorway seen not long
go had the actual frame covered
,noothly with a brocade pattern of
retone before the portiere was hung
i the usual way. The effect given
,as that of a deep recess. This ap
lication of fabrics to woodwork is
ecoming popular with the best dec
rators. In this way alone is it pos
ible to get satisfactory color effeOts,
One Way to Bouan PbotgraphSI.
A pretty conceit in the way of fram
ig a numbor of small unmounted
hotographs or blue prints is to tako
panel-shaped piece of dark gray
artridge paper and paste the edges
f the pictures face downward on the
ack. Arrange them irregularly, or
i lines or groups as preferred. When
ry turn over on the right side, and
ith scissors or the fingers tear open
le paper covering the face of the pic
ire in irregular points, turning them
ack after the manner of a calyx.
retty effects are also obtained by
nrning the points into rough edges
ith a match.
How to Economize Space.
It is the little things which take up
Lost room, and in a small house or
partment floor space is atapremium.
Book-shelves fastened over a couci
ot only economize space, but look at
active. Any carpenter can putthem
p, and after they have been stained
r enamelled you could wish for noth
A box-couch in the dining-room may
erve as the receptacle of table linen;
3 the library odd books and news
apers may be stowed in it; in the
edroom it serves as a shoe-box or a
!pository for best bodices, dress
kirts and lingerie.
Where closets are scare a shelf fa
mned at a convenient height for gowns
ad hung with a cretonne curtain
iakes a substitute. Hooks are fas
mned to the under side -and the shelf
enamelled. On top are books and
hotographs, whichimislead the casua
How to Serve Tea.I
How shall the tea be made an
erved when all is ready? The,_
s a simple busines/ and, like-V3.
iimple thlings is'
-The old r
of the choice
e spoonful mustbeinai
hen the pot has been scalded with
he contents of the- kettle,:the tea
measured into the pot,. and about
cupful of boiling water turned upon
it, a cozy should be drawn overthe'
pot during the five minutes that the
herb must steep. Upon the cozy-any
amount of dainty and elaborate nee
diework may be expended.' Tho
prime requisite is that it should-be
well wadded. When brew has. stoo4
the required time, the teapot may be .
C led from the boiling kettle, and the
cups that cheer poured at once... The
hostess may either inquire as to her
guests' preferences in thie matter of
cream and sugar and add theseto their
cups, or allow them to qualify tlwir~
tea for themselves. The services of a
waitress are notnecessar.yatafternoon
tea after all that has been needed for
it has been broughtin.-Harper's Ba
-Citron Cream-Make a 'custard o"
one pint milk, the yolks of three eggs,
one cup of sugar and one teaspoonful.
of corn starch. When cold add one
pint of cream, one-half cup inely
chopped citron, the beaten whites of
three eggs; tint a pale green and
Bernaise Sauce-Stir in a saucepan
over the fire until jellylike theyolks of
two eggs, two tablespoonfuls each of
tock and oil; take from the fire; add
lowly half a tablespoonful of tarragon
einegar, one chopped olive and half a
ablespoonful each of finely chopped
'rsley and capers. Serve cold..'
MaIsh Sticks-Make stiff cornmeal
nush, season a pint with a saltspoon
> pepper and half-teaspoonful of salt
nat' pour into a mold. When coldcut~
to sticks one inch thick and six
nches long, roll in melted butter,
lace on tins and baire in oven until
irown. These sticks are superior if
aush is made with meat broth instead
Onion Bouillon-One cup each 'of
inely chopped cracklings, onions and
ooked dried apples or peaches,
'e-half cup rice, teaspoonful of salt
d one-half teaspoon pepper. Bol
a three pints of water until it can be
ressed through a sieve; add if neces
ary enough of any stock, mulk or
ater to make five cupfuls. Beheat,
tra and serve.
Fish Puff-A delicious way of using.
enants of cold cooked fish. Chop
sh and mix with it an equal part of -
iashed potato. Season with salt and
epper and an ounce of melted butter.
tir into it two well-beaten eggs.
rm into a roll and place on buttered -'=~
n. Brush over with a beaten egg.
oli in bread cruntos and ba'ke dnas
alf hour in hot oven.
Fruit Biscuits-Take five co1d bak -
tg powder or soda biscuits, cut each
to three slices and br.tter eachi slice.'
lace bottom slice of each biscut'-in
separats dish,'- pour "over it any/
.icy small 'fruit, bbiling hot: and ' >
eetened. -Arrange the other'Isyers
ternately with fruit, lastlyt pouring
nit and juice over the top and.ground'
ch. Serve hot or cold, .with or