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TRil WEEKLY EDITION WINNSBORO. S.C.. JUNE 12. 19004%TBIHE 84
HOW TO HELP,
to have willing feet,
A smile that is sweet,
A kind, pleasant word
For all that you meet
That's what it'is to be helpful.
In a mild, gentle way,
To help through the day
To make some one happy
In work or in play
That's what it is to be helpful.
-Humane News.
-THE
BELLS of HULL.1
Old Peter Harvey was a strange
al After living 50 years a bachelor
stonished the .little world in which
he lived by marrying a little old maid
as strange as himself, and all the little
world laughed.
But he was a good husband and a
kind father to his only child, Annie.
After 12 years of married life he and
his wife, Elizabeth, were calil away
almost in an hour, leaving little Annie
to sob out the first great grief of her
life.
After the funeral, when Peter Har
Iey and his wife had been laid side by
ide in the old graveyard, and tire stern
- nanter minister had said his few
so words of regret for the dead
and C - rt for the living,litt'e Annie
Harvey t to live with her uncle,
Andrew a -y until she should be
come of age.
At 12 yearS 0 ni Harvey was
like'a roWsd- nieHavy a
b uid ex o Ld into a s to see the
bud theadicte magnificent
fower, st the delicate - ts of the
Jxquige* proportions may' ' -t.
Sri were the feelings of good hrs.
Ra Ory when she said to her has
"I wish the lassie would us
the pretty bairn she is now."
"Tut. tut, mither; I mind when ye
were a wee bairn yoursel'; and who
shys ye're not a comely body noo?"
said the sturdy old Scotchman.
.I t Annie Harvey should have
other views than her aunt concerning
herself is not strange. She was im
patient .for the time to come when shme
could assume the long dresses and the
accompanying airs of riper years, and
already she had faint dreams of the
delights of beaus, parties, dancing
and that crowning delight, flirting.
From 12 to 17! How slow the years
move! It seems an age in youth, and
but a moment in age.
tie Annie Harvey had become
ey. She was exceedingly
new that she was heiress to the lan
and money of her prudent though o
father, and she had been told that t
money had been doubled and qua
rupled in the careful hands of Un<
Mallory.
But another thing she bad not be
told, thst would have been pleasant
in her ears than all this. She certai
ly had lovers; but they were su
milk-and-water fellows that she cou
not for the life of her help thinki:
of them as she did her uncle's ote
great, harmless, good-natured animi
--good enough, but so dull.
tAmong the friends of. Peter Harv<
Robert Wallace, au honest, har
working man, but singularly unf<
tunate. If a cow became choked et
ing turnips, it was his cow; if a b
went to sleep in meeting and w
inarched out in disgrace, or warn
from the pulpit, it was sure to be I
boy. WVhen the minister's be
swarmed ou Sunday and refused to:
into the nice new hive, out of a hu
- dred heads present they selected I
* head and fought sharply for a resti
place there.
His wife nailed a horseshoe ov
the door and he drove his oxen al
horses with a witch hazel rod, but st
the troubles came. Finally old Kizi
Brock threw salt in his well, and fr<
*that day forward his troubles cease
Within an hour after old Kizzie h
settled the witches in the well, Pet
'Harvey came riding down the Ian
Ssinging his favorite song, "Comi
Through the Rye, "a sign that he w as
an excellent good humnor. After sto
ping to have a chat and taking a drit
from the well, he proposed to Robe
-Wallace to sell the few animals a1
other things he could not take wi
him and emigrate to Illinois; ar
drawing out his well-.tlled p)ock
T book, he counted him $P00 for t]
journey.
Great wa~s the joy of the WVallae,
at this unexpected act of friendshil
"But," said Peter Harvey, when
had written out a note for the mone
made payable when convenient, "y<
K ~must give me security, and I'll ju
- take a mortgage on this colt" A
he clapped his hand on the head
one of the half-dozen lads who call
Robert Wallace father.
With true Scotch humor the moa
gage was executed and recorded a:
S Robert Wallace, with his househo.
started for distant Illinois.
Like, all e-uigrants to a ne
country, he had his troubles, but
the end prospered. He owned bro
acres, and cattle and- horses in abu
dance, and after eight years on t
prairies, he said to his wife:
"Whea the crops are secured
~.'-will go back to old Ryegate and ta
a look once more at the green hilloc
of Vermont"
I "And mind you cancel that moi
gage and make me a free man," st
i John WValtace, now a young lawyer
tPeoria.
"I'm thinking the lad intends
marry and wants to make ael
record," said his mother, langhing.
But Robert Wallace and his wv
never saw their Scotch friends in<
nor the green hillsof V
John Wallace, the son, with vhom
this story has to do, with that rest
lessness common to western life, had
gone still further wc./, and finally
located in Denver, and there he pros
pered slowly, as young lawyers in new
places generally do.
Annie Harvey was ailing.
"A breath of sea air might do her
good," said old Dr. Goodwillie; and
to the seashore she went.
The little steamer Rose Standish
carried its load of passengers safely
through all the windings of that
crooked channel which leads to the
dock of ancient Hingham.
Mrs. Helen Sackie and her invalid
charge, Annie Harvey, were glad to
accept the offered aid of a gentleman
feilow-passenger, who pla ed them in
a carriage, which conveyed them over
to the beach at Nantasket.
The sea wrought wonders in Annie
Harvey. Before three days she was
flirting outrageously with young Per
kins of Boston, whose mother had
learned from Mrs. Sackie by slfarp
cross-questions the undoubted respect
ability (id est, dollars and cents) of
her charge.
Miss Harvey had also condescended
to smile graciously upon her fellow
passenger on the Rose Standish, 'Mr.
Wallace of Denver. But when that
gentleman invited her to ride she was
engaged for the same pleasure with
young Perkins and his mother. Let
him make what advances he would,
Perkins was continually in the way;
yet Perkins was, to use the plain but
expressive language of John Wallace,
"an infernal fool," still, none the less
troublesome for that.
But John Wallace was in love for the
first time in his life, and he was not a
man to let t:iafes or simpletons stand
long in his way if he could help it.
So he perseve-ed in hi< wooing, and,
at last thought he might venture to
""" liat most fickle lady, Annie
Moreover, his business~
his speedy return, for he was yet too
poor to afford any long vacation. He&
found Miss Harvey on the veranda
busy with crochet or some other femi
nine employment. He invited her to
ride; but Mrs. Perkins reminded her
of a prior engagement. Mr. Wallace
expressed his regret, for it was his
last day at the beach. That it.forma
tion seemed to startle Miss Harvey,
for she at.once laid aside her work,
and, saying she would be happy to
ride with Mr. Wallace, went to her
room to dress.
Ancient Hall has, or had, 19 lawful
voters. Rotation in o.ice would per
nit each voter t -r
incru-ie( aon- LM* IL 4n nege
MTou onf-v'ealth oT Maw
L; chsetts at least once in his lifetih
The wise politicians of Hull weig
,d carefully the probabilities andl I
sibilities of politics; and so ski]
did they become that Boston, the c
centrated centre of all wisdom, loo:
nt anxiously for the returns from
er elections of Hull, saying, resignet
"as Hull goes, so goes the state."
John Wallace and Annie Har
rode over the long stretch of fi
sandv beach from Nantasket to H
i. They talked of the sea of old wre
sof Minot's lighthouse and the wi
waves forever dashing against
Ssides; and John Wallace described
house in far-away Denver, the li
Scity surrounded by its giant pe~
which, in the clear mountain
semdso near, yet they were ma
emiles away. The lady was sile
athoughtful, reserved, almost demu
sSo is a certain domestic animal wl
~apprcaching cream.
John Wallace told his story as
others have told it, and it fell on v
But,"rs said he, "tomorrow ati
etime I must be on my way to Verm
to pay a debt of my father. I
imortgaged and have been since
-childhood. When that is canceles
can with honesty offer you my h
dand heart."
adA little laugh followed. Ring
out sweet and clear across the be
ecamne the bells of Hull, telling
elittle world around it was 12 o'cioc
"They sound like wedding bel
-said Miss Harvey, quietly.
"They do, indeed," was the rep
1 The old preacher was sitting in
fi door, his coat oif, thinking dreau
d, of his unwritten sermon. A veh
et drove past, but he was still in
1i, clouds.
''Will you please step over to
e. church, sir?" startled the preac
.from his reverie, ani he hustled
a~ his coat and hat, wondering what
, gentleman could want at the little
a church.
.st When he entered the church,
l found the sexton talkiing with a gen
f man and lady.
el "We want you to perform the n
riage ceremony," said the gentlet:
i- to the astonished preacher; and
u b anded him a (ard with the name:
, John WVallace and Annie Harvey i
ten on it.
v' The old preacher laid aside his
i.s and, brushing down his white 1o<
1 walked to the desk, followed by
.- o.thers. The school children, see
e strangers in, the church with
minister and sexton, gathered roi
seo the door, and whispered to each ot
e their curiosity at this unusual sig
s In a few solemn words the
minister pronounced John Wall
-and Annie Harvey imau and wife, t
tid gave them'his blessing and kissed
in bride. John Wallace kissed her a
and as he did so was told in a w
to per:
an"That cancels the mortgage."
The old sexton, forgetting that
e had rung his midday peal, set the b
d again in motion,and the wives of I
-.looked out in wonder. -
E "This time they are wedding be
,4Jieed!" said John Wallace, as
bi ieinto the carriage.
own wedding bel:
CHILDRENS COLUMN,
The Dollies' Mamma.
Such a busy little woman!
Such a burden on her shoulders
This big family whose numbers '
Must bewilder all beholders!
You can count them by the dozen.
I declare, and they're all girls, too;
All with pink and white complexions,
All with lovely golden curls,too!
Though the brood she har about her's
Never fed, none cries, ' 'Tis pity:"
And small wonder. when they always
Look so smiling. plump and pretty.
And, besides, just to remember
All their names must keep her busy
Then try to tell who's who; now
How your head whirls and grows dizzy!
Still with pretty forehead puckered
She tries hard to do her duty,
And to make each little figure
An o'er chang!ng thing of beauty
They are dressed and they are undressed,
Thus she apes her elders' follies
Till you surely think somebody
Should stand up for these poor dollies.
A Long Voyage.
How would you like to remain five
mouths on a ship as a passeuger? IL
these days of fast travel that seems to
be a waste of time, but some peop!e
like it. A sailing vessel that recently
came into Portland, Ore., brought
two passengers from Boton, Mass.
The ship sailed all the way down the
Atlantic coast, around Cape Horn and
then up the Pacific coast, all along
South America and our coast states,
the voyage lasting 151 days. The
passengers exprtssed themselves as
delighted with their experience. They
went ashore at every port the vessel
touched, fished at every opportunity,
read many books, played games aud
enjoyed themselves in many other
wavs. As they remarkc d,when inter
viewed, it was a healthful and inter
esting trip, such as would pay any
onejo take, at least once in a life- i
To Regulate Your Watch by the S'ars.
Few persons know, perhaps, that a
watch may be moro easily and more
accurately regulated by a star than by
the sun. The reason is that the mo
tion of the earth with reference to the
fixed star is perfectly uniforn, while
with reference to the sun it is not.
Select a window on the south and
giving a view of a chimney or of the
side of a house. To the side of the
window attach a piece of cardboard
with a litt!e hole bored in it The
card must be so placed that you can
Isa- !'or the side of the -
ne. exact time of its disappearance behi
el it.
- Watch the sage star the followi
led night, for the motion of the earth w
on- cause it to disappear behind the chii
ked ney exactly three minutes and 56 s(
the onds earlier than it did on the fli
ly, night, and that is what your wat
will show, if it be keeping accura
ey time. Let us suppose that you si
rm, the star disappear at 8 o'clock on t
ail. first night; then on the second nig
ks, it ill disappear at three minutes a
ite 56 seconds before 8.
its If you find, therefore, that the si
his disappears at three minutes before
tle on the second ntight, according toyo
ks, watch, you will know that your wat,
ir, has gained 56 seconds in the 24 houm
ny if it disap~pears at fouir minutes and
at, seconds before 8 your watch wil ha
r.lost one minute.
e Ifte-sky be cloudy for, say, thr
nights after your first observation,
all that you cannot see the star, you ha
ill- only to multiply three minutes and
seconds by three and deduct the pro
is net from the timne of your first obsi
oot vation to find the time that your wat
an abould give. It is hardly necessa
my to say that you should use one of t
II fixed stars, and not a planet, as yo
nd 'guide. -Chicago Record.
ng A Euffalo Duel.
ch In his concluding paper on "
he National Zoo at Washington," in t
,, Centary. Ernest Seton-Thompson c
Sscribes a duel between two buffa
bulls.
-y The Buffalo herd had1 so far revert,
to the native state that the old bi
is ruled for several yeats, much as:
ily would have done on the Plains.I
efe wvas what the keeper called "not a h
he boss;" that is, he was not malicious
his tyranny. One of the young
he bulls made an attemp~t to resist hi
er once, and had to be punished. T:
on youngster never forgot or forgave tli
he and a year or so later, feeling himst
ld growing in strength, he decided
risk it again. He advanced towa.
he the leader, ".John L." and shook lI
te- head up and down twvo or three time
in the style recognized among bi
ar- falo as a challenge. The big fellc
an was surprised, no doubt. He gave
hi warning shake, but the other won
of not take warning. Bpth charged. Bi
it- to the old bull's amazement, t]
young one did not go down. Wh
at, he lacked in weight he more thi
ks, made up in agility. B3oth wvent at
he again, now desperately. After two
ng three of these terrilic shocks the o
te -one realized that he had not now l1
nd old-time strength and wind. As thi
er pushed and pafried, the young hb
mt. mnanaged to get under the other, at
ld with a tremenduous heave actual
ace pitched his huge body up into the a
en and dashed him down the hillsid
he Three times the old bull was th:
so, thrown before he would yield, at
is- then he sought to save his lifel
flight. But they were not now on ti
open Plains; the pen was limited, at
he the victor was of a most ferociot
e11i temper. The keepers did what the
all could, but stout ropes and fencesi
terposed wvere no better than straw
Ils, The old bull's hody was at last left<
he the ground with 63 gashes, and I
son reigned in his stead. This is o1
.s, ofn the melancholy sidles of animal li
downed by the young. It has hap
pened millions of times on the Plains,
but perhaps was never before so ex
actly rendered for human eyes to see.
A Dog With a Conscience.
Laddie was a Scotch collie. He
lived on a large, beautiful green milk
farm, and his business was to take the
cows to and fro through the shady
lanes, from- the bar:a to the pasture,
and from the pastute home again at
suna.et. Laddie likedthis work, and
be .d it as well as a nian could. He
see-ied to know every cow by name.
If he were told to ke Buttercup to
her stall,he would go among the cows
and single out Buttercnp, and drive
her to her own place in the. barn.
It was because Laddie was so bright
and capable about everything he tried
to do that one day the idea came into
his mistress's head. thAt he could learn
to do the churning.
So she had a large wheel made,with
a broad tire, and this wheel was at
tached to the churn. At the end of a
week Laddie had learne I his part.
When the churning was to be (lone he
was called, and was expected to jump
up on the wheel, after which a strap
was fastened to his collar to keep him
there, and his duty then was to tread
the broad tire as if walking. His steps
caused the wheel to turn the crank of
the churn. At this task he had to
labor uantil the cr(,A sdhiinged in
to butter.
Laddie learned -to do this duty very
well, but he never leArned to like to
do it. It was dull busin'ess to walk on
one spot and never get anywhere! His
head and tail always went down when
he was called to "Come and churn!"
Once in a while he would hide away
on churning mornirng.
One day Laddie cioreinto the house
looking very downcast and guilty. It
was not churning morning, but he
went into the milk room where the
churning was always ' d mounted
the wheel, and began to
his might.
His mistress wondered
finally disicovered that
killed a hen. It seem
that he thought he ought
ished in some way, and
himself, of his own i
agreeable kind of panis
think of.
Laddie was indeed
right. His mistress
tressed if he came in
floors and carpets *i
and at last she set to
im to wipe his feet
Laddie learned to doi
ever neglected it, a rept
would send him back i t
2d Yes;
ad Rose Thorne, in Dtlte
tg The Leopard Wit
Once there was a 1i
Jimmy. - And he had
c- the city, and the only
-st ever seen were horses, gs and c
ch But he had heard of opards, beca
te one of his boy frie ds had told ]
' all about them an how they
he spots on them and Wey could cl
ht trees and eat people.?
2(1 Well, one (lay he Went to the co
try, and in course of time his coun
ar who was older than he, helped him
Sto an apple tree and then wenti
uthe h~ouse to get something-miaybj
ehwas an apple.
s'Jimnmy was rath'er alarmed at be
Sleft alone in the tre~e, brt he mnana;
vto stay there. Suddenly he sa,
beast come prowling up the road.
eewas about the size of a leopard, as
simagined, and it was covered w
ve spots even larger than a leopard wo
have, so it must be (thought Jimr
d-a very awful kind of leopard. And
r-make things worse, this leopard ha,
epair of horns and large, ferocio
ry looking ears, and every now and tI:
bit roared like tli.': "Moo-oo, mn
ur o." Jimmy was frightened half
death. But he had the slim hope t1
the beast would jo away without a
ing~ him.
be Oh,horrible! lie animal came rig
dto the tree, and gut its head right
.among the braniches, and began
.lo sniff. Then it ae an apple. Jimi
was sure that hi a moment it woi
ad climb the tree ufter him, so he
ill up to the top ofthe~tree, though hi
Lie he did it he &muldn't tell next d:
IHe was weak and white with f,
dwhen he rea-bed the top brani
in The dreadful least now came close
r the trunk ani began to rub up a
.mlown. Now he would spring up ii
Lie the tree, beyard a doubt! But just
is Jimmy thouglt he was crouching
lf a spring he say his uncle come out
to the house, and he screamed to hi
rd "Oh, Uncle Ld, save me! saven
is This leopard a going to eat me!"
sNow, sone uncles wvould hi
if- thought tne nratter a huge joke,
w Uncle Ed nas not that kind.
a knew that tolittle Jimmy the horr
d beast was as bad as the most terri
Lt, leopard that ever roamed the jung
2and so he went ove:- to the treea
at I said, "My lloy, you ate safe whil
an i am here, be ause, in the first ph
it this kind of leopard can't climb a tr
or and, in the second p~lace, it isn
Id leopard at ail, but a cow, and, in
is third place, it is Daisy, our pet c
eand if you will take my word for
.11 you can dide on her back as if
id were a horse."
lv There was something in Uncle E
tir jvoice thathad a very calming effect
e. Jimmy, and inside of two minutes
as dreadful leopard that had come to
ahim was turned into a good-Latu
yold cow, and he rode her all arot
2 the place, holding on to Uncle F
dhand.
tNow Jimmy is grown up and ha
sJimmy of his own, but he will ne
n- forget the horror of that five min
s. itahorned htopard.-Outloo'k.
isThe income tar in Indilt is levied
2e all incomues of $1l 5 and upwards,
ethen only one man in if00 comes wit
w iits scepet
*NEWS AND NOTES
! FOR WOMEN.
A Pretty Neck.
A woman's neck needs as much a,
tention as her face if she wants to
keep it in good condition. Rub a
little cold stream well in every night
after washing, then wipe the skin with
a soft rag to remove all unabsoroed
grease. Lemon juice and rosewater,
mixed in equal proportions, rubbed on
and left to dry in will help to whiten
the neck.
Queen Victoria's Gracious Act.
A member of the British Parliament
tells a charming story of the Queen
and Lady Roberts. When Lady Rob
erts visit-ed Windsor Castle, a few days
before she sailed for the Cape, the
Queen handed her a small parcel, say
ing:
"Here is something I have tied up
with my own hands, and that I beg
you will not open till you get home."
Lady Roberts found that the parcel
contained the Victoria Cross, won by
her dead son by his gallantry at Co
lenso.
Women in Germany.
Woman's progress in Germany has
been so considerable in the last few
years as to be worthy of record. ! As
recently as'January the federated Gov
ernment decided to admit women to
the study of medicine, dentistry and
pharmacy. The University of Gies
sen voted by a large majority to admit
women to the philosophical and law
faculties, and at Berlin the doctor's
degree was conferred for the first time
upon a woman. The Society for the
Reform of Education for Women has
already founded gymnasiums for girls
at Leipsic and Berlin, and last year
another was opened at Hanover. Ef
making to establish sach
Bremen, Breslau,
tuttgart. Sev
tates have
women
e
y
s.
e
of hon rrie
pale blue silk, Vpplique with but
i 4thes and lined wit& pale pink.
had " The Left Sidt Slit.
mb I Almost invisible if made by a sn:
tailor is the tiny strap of cloth, CS
n- Ifully lined and stitched, known
i, the left side slit. It is so called
in- cause it is put on the left side o
uto tailor bodice,~quite high up, to hI
it your pink or white carnation or y<
-sweet violet in place. It ru'as a gc
'g waist to have it used as a piicushi<
ed and also the strain of forcingthe v
iv ailets under a tight pin is apt thIepr<
1t the garment here. Have one
e ithe left side slits int:->due
ith into the jacket of that new go,
lda which your favorito tailor i
7) "building." "Building" is a etrio
,to phrase to apply to a gown; stil it
I a customary to say that such and en
s-a toilet was built by Doucet or Paqui
ten 'as the ease may be. Architectua
>o- I feTmiseem -- -r.::g te to t
to 'bowering structures of millinery'w
iat Ihome women carry upon the he:
ee- Ar elevator and fire shl'tters
about the only modern improvemel
ht which some of these sky-scrapers 1
P p~ear to lack.__
11' A New Silk For Pctticoats.
il Silk moirette is the latest nove
ot in Paris for the making of the em
opetticoat. There has been an immer
r un on taffeta silk petticoats. It v
a best to use goods with body in it
h. Ithe making of petticoats and the het
to ing of the iuffles, and the edgings
d the ruffles had spirals and frequen
ito heavy cordings to hold the skirts o
as But all that is changed this seas<
for The clinging petticoats are the thi:
of to be worn beneath the tight fit
, skirts. Skirts are now made of
e! moirette, with plaits laid about
hips. The bottom is finished with
tve accordion-plaited frill, above one
,ut one-half inches in depth, edged w
e a fluffy ruche. The skirt seems
ted flow out amply about the feet. M1
>e of the newest petticoats are made w
le, a drop skirt. Those petticoats cc
d in shades of green, in blues, red
I in light colors. A very new idet
Ce, betticoats is to have them made
ee, reasonable qualities of foulard. '
t a ifoulard petticoats are fully as he
the some as dresses.
An Odd Cape and Nut-Trimmed Ba
hMany three-quarter cloaks are
e ng made to accompany cloth go~
dlt is new again, though an old dev
s ouse a cape of this sort with
he India sitk and a lining of stitcher
at arried up on the under side of
e1ape for quite six inches befor
adneets the soft silk.
dGrapes have enjoyed such a vo
sthus early in the season, and cher
aare already so common in millin<
s. that it is not likely the woman
e llkes to be a bit exclusive and orig
tes w1 adopt these fruits for her he
gear.
The wearing of grapes is a fasi
athat one canrst afford to exagger:
vFew women woid care to hare
facetious man accuse them of wea1
"only leaves in the hair," A~ bu
of grapes and their foliage will not
suggest such an unkind remark, but
where a toque is composed entirely of h
this trimming it displays a little too i
much of a good thing. Nuts and their i
foliage are even prettier than grapes ,
and grape leaves. They were used in r
a toque which was a study in browns.
The crown was of nut brown panue,
with a little gold embroidery upon it:
the brim was a mass of cream-white
tulle and in the front at the sides were
the fruit and the ruddy-brown foliage.
Gossip. 0
The course of study in a good train- f
ing school for nurses is not less than ti
two years.
Mlle. Jeanne Chanvan, of Paris, has
at last obtained her right to practise
law in France.
b
Dallas (Tex.) has a woman deputy ,
sheriff, the only one in this country. a
Her name is Mrs. Emma Van Dusen. a
Queen Victoria is collecting a li
brary of first editions of books which i
have made her reign famous in Eng
lish literature.
The Dowager'Duchess of Aber zorn, h
Scotland, who is in her eighty-nintti t<
year, is busy knitting tam-o'-shanters r
for the soldiers at the front. o
About 30,000 women are employed c
by the British postoffice, and out of a
this number there are 160 head-post- 0
mistresses and over 5000 sub-postmis- e
tresses.
The cats which occupy the Chateau S
des Betes, 4 near Bourg-la-Reine, A
France, are the legatees of a countess, t
who left a olause in her will bequeath- t
ing $120 a year for them, besides the 1
castle. -
San Francisco has taken an ad
vanced itep in appointiig Dr. Beairice
Hinkle as assistant city physician.
Her dtties will be the care of sick
women md children in the public in-c
stitutiolts.
The American Mouse Club is a re' a
cent addition ta clubdom. The pur
pose of the organization is not, as y
might readily be supposed, to exter- f
minate the little rodents, but to de- i
velop fine species. k
Miss Kitty Wilkins, of Idaho, who a
has gained much fame as the owneroe v
thiousands of horses, is to be married. ii
She is the most extensive breeder oe a
horses in the State and sells them in w
lots of 3000 or more. la
Miss Frank Gray Shafer, of Pitts
burg, Penn., who has formed a part
nership with Attorney W. H. Phillips t<
' Menominee, is said to be the only ii
oman practising law in the upper si
ninsula of Michigan. p
A resolution to submit a woman- tj
. ge constitutional .:endmee -
i twenty. Li
two negative. Two m re votes would a
have given it a constitutional majorit
Miss Annie C. Em ' has
ed Dean of
ci
e College, tix
annex of Brown University
er- She is a graduate of Bryn Mawr an(d
has more recently been assistaat pro.
fessor of classical philology at the
University of Wisconsin.
art Miss Alice Rollins Crane,'t-ho hold
re- the place of prison inspectoin thi
as employment of the-Governm e~k
be- cently returned from Alaslyf ere
a she was sent by the burea~ ethinol
DId ogy of the Smithsoniau t ution to
r study and reoton Io lifa
nFashion's ,,~ blond lace,
0- The old-a red ove srvv
ssa pattern ei5 vr1,i eie
f again ice boic fronts with long
a af ends and fichus, boleros, and
w- countless guises of the fancy waist,
LS are among the attractions for the sum
ts mer season.
h Elephants, the good luck esiblems
'n of 1900, are made in gilt or siiver iato
almany different artieley, such as cuil
- eaf pins, or jAtle charms to at
dt chains,'
-r There arsg uttons on most or the
its sutoor two small fancy buttons
use~ to give touch of- color to the
g~Wns, but in some there are small
buttons the color of the suit.
tyHeliotrope and pale blue are colors
that have been seen in combination
art for some time, and in the latest hats
se pink in a pale shade is seen, com
for bined with the two other colors.
d-Many of the newer stocks are made
of entirely of satin. Some of them are
in asolid color stock and tie, and
others have the stock of one color, thi
.tie of white, the edges bound witla
ig the colors
bed The latest variation in the fashion
ilk able corset dispenses entirely with
the part of the bust gusset, which change
an the lines materially, while it preserve
ud the natural curves of the figure. Thi
th style of corset is especially recomn
to mended to wear with decollete gowns
y Buttons are brilliant and are mad<
ith in jewel effects. They are small, wit.
e jewel settings-rubies, sapphires, em~
id eralds, turquois, any stone one cai
in name surrounded with diamnonds
in Those are the stones copied, and th
Lhe brittons are beautiful and two or thre
ud- brighten up a suit wond~rfully.
Boleros are in evidence, never a
. much so. They are built with rever
be- and sailor collars; also without an;
tns revers or collars and cut down a litti
ice in the back. They are cut straight
soft or rather round at the bottom an
yis with an upward point in the back
the They are fashioned of every, know
eit fabric from lace and muil to clotli
velvet and satin.
ue The noteworthy feature of th
ries change in hair dressing is the less as
sry, gressive pompadour, the e-art-whe4
rao variety having been discarded en tirel
inal by those who profess to be in th
ad- fashion at all. The hair is puffed 0a
at the sides in the softest manner an
mion arranged much flatter on top. Some
ate. tirmes there is a suggestion of a par
the Iat one side, and the hair is carrie
ing carelessly ag;oss the forehead in
nch curve.
SCIENTIFIC; AI'U INUUb IMI
Natural gas found at Heathfield,
nussex, England, is being used to
ight the railroad station there. This
i said to be the first practical use to
rhich natural gas has been put in Eu.
ope.
American shops turned out 2473
>comotives in 1899-the largest numa
er they ever manufactured in one
ear, and 598 more than were mrade
i 1898. More than twenty per
ent. of the number, or 534 were madG
yr railway companies in other coun.
ries.
Professor Dewar has made experi4
Lents before the Royal Institution in
.ondou showing how hydrogen may
e solidified. He surrounded a tube
ntaining liquid hydrogen with liquid
ir, to prevent the ingress of heat,
ad then by means of a powerful air
ump transformed the liquid bydrogen
ito a white, opaque solid.
The air 'of furnaee-heated - rooms
as been shown by Mr. B. DeC.Wardl
> be drier than that of many desert
gions. The mean relative humidityj
f the room tested was thirty per
ent. for three weeks in November,
ad the mean relative humidity in the
pen air for the same time was se
uty-one per cent. The lowest open
ir annual mean known in the United
tates is 42.9 per cent, for Yuma,
zizona, that for Santa Fe, New
[exico, being -48. A mean of
wenty-three per cent. was found fo
ve summer months in Death Valley.
alifornia.
The phenomenon called "frost
owers" was discussed before W
iological Society in Washington re
ently by Dr. L. H. Dewey. The so.
lled flowers are composed of ice,
hich forms on frosty mornings in
atmn and early winter on certain
lants. The peculiar thing to be em,
lained is that frost flowers do not
>rm on all plants, but only on about
renty-six , species, as far as yet
nown. Among these are froetweed,
ittany, 'marsh fleabanes and culti
ated heliotrope. ,The phenomenog
i apparently due to capillary move
Lent of water in the plant, but a
holly satisfactory explanation is
cking.
Considerable importancois attaohe&
> the distance-measuring fleldglass
ivented by Mir. Zeiss, of ~ It
mply an ,extension of
ower of e eyes to
mee of ear-by obj
nds athe
ne in
~u serveu
the lines
aa selected
the en of the base.- in the
- telemeter the efective dibtance b
tween the eyes is increased by mean
of prismn, and double irpa
objects looked at are formed. The
distance between the es varieg
with the remotene Of the objects,
and the scale showha 4 M
tince is. Up to t real dis
'ezsults are said to b, fairly accute
equ tion asto* cure.
af im I -8 e at high ~titn
balloon a **eod meteor showers is
serve the egtes that aba height
ribed- .large -blue fly was
notie fee* oisily about the bit-.
loon, an ' estion whether the:
insect was ca- up in the car or
was flying in th at that altitude.
A member of the 4Pine Club, Mr. 1.
T. Wethered, stat ih~ he has seen
a butterfly scuddin ss the sum. r
mit at the Grand rase at a
height of 13,799 feet, ~dsees no
reason why the fly in ques a should
not have been on the winga . c.
Flammarion tells of white b ,de
flying about his balloon whi at a
height of 3280 feet. Mr. Baco a
perience has been, however, tha a
winged creatures are left behind ld.
before the first thousand ieeis
reached. _ ___
A New Type oc"omi
Dr. Conan Doyle contributes to the
Friend of the Free State, published
by war correspondents in Bloemfon
tein, a picturesque description of the
British infantry. He says:
"Who could have conceived that had
seen this prime soldier in time of
peace that he could so quickly trans
form himself into this grim, virile bar
barian? Bulldog faces, hawk faces,
hungry wolf faces, every sort of face
i except a weak one. Most of themhave
a swarthy faces and lean a little for
- ward, with eyes steadfast and featues
. mpassive, but resolute.
a "Here is a clump of mounted infan
itry, with a grizzled fellow, like a fiere
old eagle, at the head of them. Some
iare maned like lions; some have young,
keen faces, but all leave an impression
of familiarity upon me. Yet I have
not seen irregular British cavalry be
fore. Why should it be so famniliar to
me-this loose-limbed, .head erect,
swaggering type? Of course, I have
een it in the American cowboy over
and over again. Strange that a few
mionths on the veldt should have pro
j uced exactly the same man, as springs
~rom the Western prauiries.
All Violin Slakes.
TLhe only place in the world where
iolin making may be said to consti
u. te the steple industry is Marknen
irchen, in Saxony, with its numnerous
,rrounding villages. There are alto-.
gether about 15,000 people in this dis
irict engaged exclusively in the mauu
Sfacture of violins. The inhabitants,
fromn the small boy and girl to the
.rinkledl, gray-headed veteran anij
aged grandmotlier, are ail constantly
employed making some part or other
of this musical instrumient&

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