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A MONOAINE'S VIEW OF VENUS.
Men will ravo nl-out tho V?i?n?
Her of Moloa? though her waist fi
Would drivo any woman eruzy .'* '?. \sS
Jf she conldn't have it la< i-d. .Hp
?? ? ?
Buelt |?n notfterous proiiortions
May <K? woll < nough in :irt, .').'..'-'.
lint you really can't imugluo " :"T ,
Venus over looking ''umnrt."
Any French modiste will toll yon
That she nover could he ehio
t'.'.tli that waist. I vow 'tin marly,
li not quite, a half yard illic it.
Oh, <>r course she "goes" in marble,
I>nl she'd hurdly lxi n 1m llo
It: a 'ao gown. You'.! never
Think l;rr ''swagger" now nor "swell."
A la mode she'd I?' a tnonsti r.
Would goddess, and it grieves
F.n do sii olo Minis tu fancy
What she'd look like in big sleeves.
Vi uns never would be "in it."
And tho men who rhapsodize
C or her form would, wi re she mortal,
Bo the lirst to criticise.
Wore tho goddess gowned in fashion
Then, for nil her wond'rons race,
They would find her figure "vulgar"
And declare sho'd belter lace.
THE COST OF A TRAIN
At tho tirno when tho first opt n court
of law was established in Russia a lady,
dressed with tho utmost elegance. was
Wallving on the Moscow promenade,
loaning upon her husband's arm and
letting tho long train of her rich dress
sweep fho dirt of tho street.
A young officer, ?i uiing hastily from
it i-ido street, was so careless as to catch
one of his Spurs in the lady's train, and
in an instant a great piece was toi u out
of tho costly but frail material of the
" I beg n thousand pardons, inadamc,"
said lite officer, with tv polito bow, and
then was about passing on when he was
detained by the lady's husband.
"You have insulted my wife. "
"Nothing was farther from my inten?
tion, sir. Your wife's long dress is to
blamo for the accident, which I sincere?
ly regret, and I beg you onco more to
receive iny apologies for any careless?
ness op iny part." Thereupon lie at?
tempted to hasten oil.
"You shall not escape so," said the
lady. "Today is I lie lirst time I have
worn this dress, nnd it cost "Jon rubles,
winch you must make good."'
"My dear madame, I beg you not to
detain me. I am obliged to go on duty
at once. As to the 200 rubles, I really
cannot help tho length of yonr dress,
ye;. I bee, your pardon for not having
1" I I) more caul ions. "
"You shall not stir, sir. That you
are obliged to go oil duty is nothing to
ns. My wife is right. The dress must
be mado good."
Tho officer's face grew pale.
"You force me to break through the
rules of the service, and I shall receive
( "Pay tho 200 rubles, and yon aro free."
The quickly changing color in tho
yomig man's face betrayed how inward?
ly disturbed he was, bur stepping close
?up to them both ho said, with apparent
"You will renounce your claim when
I tell ymi that I am a poor man, who
has nothing to live on but his officer's
pay. and tho amount of that pay hurdly
reaches tbo sum of 200 rubles in a
vholo year. I can therefore make no
amends for the misfortune except by
again begging your pardon. "
"Oh, anybody could say all that, but
we'll sco if it's true. We'll find out if
yon have nothing but your pay. I de?
clare myself not satisfied with your ex
cuses, und I demand my money, " per?
sisted tho lady in the bard voice of a
thoroughly unfeeling woman.
"That is true?you aro right,*' the
husband added, dutifully supporting
her. "By good luck we have the open
court, now in session. Go with us before
tho judge, and lie will decide the mat?
All protestations on the officer's part
that ho was poor, was expected on duty,
and so forth, did not help matters. To
avoid an open Bceuo ho went with them
to the courtroom, where the gallery was
densely packed with a cro wd of people.
After waiting some time the lady bad
leave to bring her complaint.
"What have yon to answer to this?"
said, the judge, turning to the officer,
who seemed embarrassed and half in de?
"On tho whole very little. As the
lateness of the hour and being required
on duty compelled mo to hurry I did
not notice this lady's train, which was
dragging on the ground. I caught one of
iny spurs in it and had the misfortune
to tear her dress. Madame would not re?
ceive my excuses, but perhaps now she
might find herself more disposed to for?
giveness when I again declare that I
commit teil this awkward blunder with?
out, any mischievous intention, and I
earnestly beg that she will pardon mo."
A murmur ran through the gallery,
ovidently from the people taking sides
with tho defendant, and against long
trains in general and this lady in par?
The judge called to order and asked,
"Are you satisfied with the defendant's
"Not at all satisfied. I demand 200
rubles for my torn dress."'
"Defendant, will you pay this sum?"
"I would have paid it long before
this bad I been in a position to do no.
Unfortunately I am poor. My pay as an
officer is all that I have to live on."
"You hear,complainant, that the de?
fendant is not able to pay the sum you
demand of him. Do you still wish the
complaint to si and ?"
"I wisli it to stand. Tho law shall
give me my rights."
Thero ran through the rows of people
a murmur of indignation that sounded
like a rushing of \vat< r.
"Consider, complainant, tho conse?
quence of your demand. The dofondnnt
can be punished only through being de?
prived of his personal liberty, and by
that you can obtain no satisfaction,
: while to tho defendant it might prove
tho greatest injury in Iiis rank and posi?
tion us mi 0flicer wlio is poor and de?
pendent upon Iiis pay. Do you still in?
sist upon yom- complaint?"
"I still insist upon it."
Tho conrso tho affair was tuking
seemed t<> have become painful to the
lady's husband. He spoke with his wife
nrgcutly, but w it In an effect. Tlio judge
was going on t<> further consideration
of tho ease, when a loud voieo was
heard from tho nudieuco:
"I will place tho 300 rabies at tho
service of tho dcfcudimt !"
During tho silence which followed a
gentleman forced his way through tho
crowd ami placed himself at tho young
"Sir. I am tho Prince \Y-and bog
you will nccept tho loan of the 200 ru?
bles in question."
"Prince, 1 am not worthy of your
kindness, fori don't know if 1 shall over
bo ablo to pay tho loan," answered the
officer in a voieo tremulous with emo?
"Take the. money at all events. I can
wait until you are ablo ro return it. "
Thereupon tho prince holdout two notes
of 10') rubles each, and coming close to
him whispered a few words very softly.
There was a sudden lighting tip in tho
officer's faoe. Ho immediately took the
iw.i notes, and turning K?the lady hand?
ed tlu-m to her with a polite 1' ?w.
"I hope, mndame, you are r it iuliod."
With a malicious smile tho touched
out her hand for the money.
"Yes. Now I am satisfied."
With a scornful glanco over tho crowd
of spectators she prepared to leave the
room on her husband's arm.
"Siop. mndame,"snid thoofficor.who
had .suddenly become like another man.
"What <lo you want:" said the lady,
casting a look upon him as insulting as
"I want my dress," he answered,
with a slight but stiil perfectly polite
"Qivo me your address and I will
send it. to you."
"Oh, no, my dear madnme, I am in
the habit of taking my purchases with
mo at once. Favor me with tho dross
A shout of approbation cauu from tho
"Order!" cried the judge.
"What an insane demand!" said tho
lady's husband. "My wife cannot un?
dress herself hero."
"I have nothing to do with you in
tIiis matter, sir, but only with iho com?
plainant. Ho so good as to give mo the
dress immediately, madaiuc. My affairs
aro argent. "
The pleasure of the audience til the
expense of the lady increased with every
"Do not josl anymore about it. I
will hurry and send you the dress as
soon as possible.'1
"I am nut jesting. 1 demand from
the representative of the law my own
property, tho dress," said the officer,
raising his voice.
Tho judge, thus appealed to, decided
"The ofiicer is right, madamo. Yon
aro obliged to hand him over the dress
on tho spot."
"I can't undress myself hero before
all these people and go homo without
any dross on," said the young woman,
with anger and tears.
"You should have thought of that
sooner. Now you have no timo to lose.
Either give up the dross of your own
A nod that could not be misinter?
preted brought to tho lady's side two offi?
cers of justice who seemed about to take
upon themselves tho oftico of my lady's
"Take your money back and leave
mo my dross!"
"Oh,no, madamo! That dross is now
worth more than 200 rubles to me."
"How much do you ask for it?"
"Two thousand rubles," said tho
"I will pay the sum," tho weeping
lady's husband responded promptly. "I
ha vi' hero 500 rubles. Give me a pen
and paper, and I will write an order
upon my banker for tho romnining
After ho had written the draft tho
worthy pair withdrew amid hisses from
tho audience.?From the French.
SvrinH Sword*, Spanish I'ilce*.
The prowess of !!:?? Swiss infantry is
generally dated back to nlorgarieu
(1815) or forward'to Sempach (13SG),
but in reality it can be traced to a gen?
eration or two, some say a century and
a half, before the former action. Bo
that as it may, Morgartcu first an?
nounced the fame of the Swiss to Eu?
rope. Sempach raised i< still higher,
and finally Iho three terrible defeats of
Charles Iho Bold at Qranson, Moral and
Nancy (1470-77) established it forovor.
From that time the Swiss became tho
model of Europe. The German lands
knochts adopted their weapons and tac?
tics, and even for a time their name,
while crafty little Louis XI took 6,000
of them into his pay and sot them to
teaeli his Frenchmen their work, for all
Europe required to learn true soldier?
ship, to obey orders and, above all, to
preserve formation, which has been the
secret of the Swiss victories. Before tho
fifteenth century was passed came
I Charles VIII's celebrated expedition to
Italy and his on try into Rome, wherein
tho carriage and order of his Swiss mer?
cenaries wen- tho amazement of all bo
It was the French interference with
Italian affairs, that spread the new dis?
cipline abroad, f<-r among the opponents
of the most Christian king was a man
of genius, the general of Ferdinand of
Aragon, Gonsalvo of Cordova, known
overall Europe as Iho Great Captain.
He, when tho campaign was i . !. in
1408, took tho remodeling of t he S h
forces in hand and laid iho f v n
of the famous torcios thai w? re - ? u to
supplant Iho Swiss companies lie
pat torn for European infantry. It was
j in the Spanish tongue that the \ ike was j
first named tho''qncouof all woapous." ?
I ?Macmillnu's Mngaziuo.
Sailor data?Navy Bin? Serge und Uousse
line iW Sole.
A modified sailor hat is now being worn
by French holiday makers. It is of the
regular sailor shape, with a medium
crown and brim, hut the edge of the latter
turns up squnruly all around about a half
Inch. A thick ruche of ribbon is placed
around the crown, and on each side is a
tall ribbon algret. The ruoho may boot*
lace or chiffon lor dolicntu use.
Navy blue serge Is much worn. It is
largely combined with white, gold und red
being also used in the form of oordings.
Narrow braid and buttons, especially the
latter, are liked for trimming. Mousse
line do solo is used largely for millinery
purposes ami also for evening drosses,
blouses, fichus, and, in fact, for all pur?
poses whore jv delicate, sheer, line fabric is
Among the favorite colors now prevail?
ing are brown of ell shades, yellow, gray,
which is exceedingly fashionable In Purls,
heliotrope bluo and light green. Redls
nl-o worn?Indei ?1 it is too warm and sat?
isfactory a ciiler ever to gn out of style en?
tirely?and is largely employed for fancy
White kid gloves, which up to a few
years ago were considered permissible only
for evening wear, are now to the front in
broad daylight. They came forward about
live years since and have kepi a more or
less prominent position tip to now, al?
though they are by no means desirable for
street wear. They make the hand appear
large, they soil with one wearing, tiny
must be bought new continually, and they
are expensive. Only in wash leather are
they suitable for general use. The rough
noss of that material lits it for ordinary
purposes, and its durability nud washable
nature excuse its whiteness. White wash
leather gloves are quito proper with all
light summer gowns as well as with win?
ter ones with which they correspond, but
white suede and kid gloves look almost as
incongruous and vulgar in the street as du
wooden heeled fancy .-hoes, hut not?quitc,
for these last mark a lower ebb of tnsto
anil rofluomoht than do even rags.
A picture is given of a dinner bodice of
pale green cropon, opening over an accor?
dion plaited vest of rose silk gauze, trim?
med with an application of gold embroid?
ery on rose velvet. The elbow sleeve of
accordion plaited rose gauzoconsists of one
large puff and two small ones ami one
adorned with a chou of green cropon. Tho
collar and belt are of t he same material,
with clioux of rose gauze.
COLORS AND MATERIALS.
Combination* of Green and lllue?Suitable
iti ii.-, PaaBomenterie and lluttotia.
Cornflower blue is still worn, while blue
nnd green is a combination entirely a la
mode just now.
If you will persist in wearing a round
bc.lt and yet wish your waist to look snyill,
havo it encircled by a black band, without
bow or chou, secured simply by a buckle
of gold, silver or steel. It is only slender
women who can afford to wear a holt at
all, and even then that accessory is more
suitable to a girl In her teens than to a
Passementerie and brilliant buttons are
the fashionable trimming for alpaca
gowns, which are the reigning autumn fa?
It is said that, plush and velvet striped
6llks will he fashionable this winter, the
heavy stripes to be a linger s width ncrnss
nnd dark In contrast to a bright ground of
a plain or changeable tint. Louis Qulnzu
knots, black on black, will also be fash?
ionable. Winter COSl umes are to be exceed?
ingly rich, as they were last year.
White is very fashionable just now, as
are all bright ami conspicuous colors. In
fact, brilliant colors have ceased lo he con?
spicuous because i:: y are so much worn.
Satin, moire and pean do solo aro em?
ployed for wedding gowns, especially sat?
in. Mousselino de solo often forms a plas?
tron and ruches and ruffles for the bodice.
The most, fashionable skirts are Cut with
godcts, havo a long train and aro qulto
Although with cosiumcs of ceremony
stockings of the same color are preferred,
black hosiery continues to bo most worn
for ordinary occasions.
The costume shown in the sketch is of
rose and green glace taffeta, wllh green
spots. The skirl Is laid in three box plaits
in front, between which are panels of corn
lace. The blouse bodice has als,, three
jdaits in front, similarly sojmmtcd and or?
namented with .?< d silk buttons. The
glgol sleeves are of silk ornamented in
front \vllli plaiting* of ecru lace hold at
the shoulder by knots of rose stii in.
A good sewer always selects a thimble
which has a plain or nearly plain rim, so
that the thread will nut catch. Hold
thimbles, with forgetmenots set round
the edge, are pretty keepsakes, bill are not
of much use. A good thimble ha- deep
holes to prevent thelleeiPe from gUliolllg
Of! and striking the hand.
for infants and Children.
HIRTY year.' ohaorvatlo- of Caatoria with the patronage of
millions of pemonn. pormtt as to apeak of it withont RncBeing.
It la nuqnoationahly tho boat reasdy for Infant? tmdChjldren
tho worlg_hn?i over hnown. It !? hannlen. Childron II?o It. It
^rivos thorn hoalth. It will save their livos. In It Mother* have
aomo-hing which U absolntoly nafo and praotioally perfeot as a
Cantoris destroys Woran,
Castor ia allays Fovorishnwas.
Caatoria prevants vomiting Sonr Cnrd.
Caatoria onvos Diarrhoea and Wind Colio.
CnBtorin. roHovoo Toothing Tronbloa.
Caatoria enroo Constipation mid Flatrilmoy.
Caatoria nontraljzrs tho offretn of eavbniiio acid rca;i or poisonous air.
Castorlc. does not contain morphino. ophiiu.or o<hor narcotio prqporty.
Castorla_aK*in_lato?i iho_food, royplatcs tho Ktoraachjandjbowoh,
giving healthy and natural slcp.
Castoria 1? pnt tip in.ono"abjo_ Wtlc. i or-Av. TS; ?s not sold in 1ml_.
Don't allow any ouo to Koilyou anvt-ung dsn on tho plea or promlwo
that it is "jiiHT in good " nnrtj* will _o.?; " ^voryjravp^so."
Soo that yon trot C-A-5-T-O-H-I-A.
is or. ovory
ChtScSren Cry for Pitcher's Castoria.
This Book Tells . . .
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Thau auy other publication
wc know of, and in a way
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