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JttiscclXaueous. WE~WISH^^S —TO— INTRODUCE OUR PATRONS . —TO OUR— ANMFY 32|N GAYST nIUIIIA BALTIMORE, Md., WHICH 13 COMPLETE WITH A dL Stock of Seasonable T Goods, Including; a large assortment of GOLF CAPES, in the latest up-to-dato styles. ranging in price from S 2 - 5 ® LADIES’ LARGE BRIGHT PLAID BKIRTS. made latest style saddle back, from $1.25 to $5.00 LADIES BLACK SATIN AND BLACK SILK SKIRTS, a special to our regular customers. A SIO.OO Skirt for 85-98 HEADQUARTERS IN OLD TOWN —FOR— BLANKETS —AND — COMFORTS. A first-class extra large size Comfort, satinc cov ered, pure white cotton, a regular $1.50 value, for. ..97c. Also. Cut Comforts for only •••!£• And Bilk Comforts only $4.50 and fo.OO Pure all-wool red, grev and white blankets, $4 50 Special 1)4 Blanket, white and grey only 98c. WM. 47KLUG, 319 N. GAY STREET, Bet. High and Front Sts., OLD TOWN, BALTIMORE, Ml). Nov.lßtMch.lß. MULLER BROS. —MANUFACTURERS OF HARNESSJL TRIES -HEADQUARTERS FOR- Horse Blankets and Robes, TRAVELING BAG AND SUIT CASES. Hand Bewod Buggy Harness. Nickel <T i f) (in or Imt. Rubber Trimmed 4>IZ.UU Hand-Made Hair Collars ... .... 2.00 Collar Pads, all Sizes.. 25c | Square Horse Blankets 75c | Large Size Horse Blankets, Fancy Pat- 1.80! 5-A All-Wool Horse Blankets, Fancy 0 Cfl Canvas Covered Iron Bottom Trunks. £.UU Setoßi-Hail Haraess ai Bicycles IN STOCK. 419 East Baltimore Street, Near Gay Street, BALTIMORE, Md. Dec.2,’99y. II HijSlBT It Co, COFFEES & TEAS, STAPLE AND FANCY GROCERIES, WHOLESALE AND RETAIL, Gay and Colvin Streets, OLD TOWN, BALTIMORE, Md. tyAll orders carefully packed and delivered to any railroad station FREE OF CHARGE. Jan. 6.—12 m. BOIGIANO'S BEST SEEDS GROWJ If you want to make money plant BOLUIA NO’S GARDEN SEEDS that have been saved with great care. For eighty-two years we have placed in the gardeners’ hands seed that has proven true and reliable, causing many of them to amass large fortunes and make their homes all that could be desired. Reliable seeds a farmer must have to obtain these results, and reliable seeds he can obtain at Bolgiano’s- The crop of Peas and Beans has been a short one, but see Bol gia.no before you buy. He is the seedman that shares his profits with the farmers bv giving them low prices with reliable seeds. Remember , before placing your Spring order that Bolgiano's best seeds grow, and you can’t have a thoroughly successful year (financially) without planting them. Others have tried and failed : don’t you run the risk. A stitch in time saves nine.and to save many hours of hard labor aad toil that would oihorw-ise go to utter waste and you receive no return for your honest effort to make a livelihood. J. BOLGIANO & SON, 28 S. Calvert Street, Baltimore, Md. Dec.9tJunel7. GEO. W. KIRWAN & CO., 29 East Baltimore Street. BALTIMORE, MD. Novelties In Men's Furnishings! BEST MAKE AND MATERIAL 1 NEW IMPORTATIONS IN NECK WEAR Underwear of all weights at Prices to Suit. SHORT NECK COLLARS tor SHORT NECK MEN. nilD CUIDTC For style, fit, finish and qual- UUh ulilnlu ity, the best in the city. Prices $1.50, $2.00 and $2.50. Agents for Gardner & Vail’s New York Laundry. Maj2o.’99y. Savings ®anh Xlfc Insurance. Success In business Is what a man saves, not what he receives. Those people who spend all they make are always poor. The best Savings Bank is a policy of Life Insurance. The best Company is the State Mutual of Worcester. TALK WITH GERNAND, 211 N. CALVERT ST. TELEPHONE 3190. BALTIMORE, MD. JOHN BURNS & SONS, UNDERTAKERS EMBALMERS, ESTABLISHED TOWSON, MU. Branch Office —MT.W ASHINGTON, N.C.B.R. Coffins and Caskets Always on Hand. MS' Agents for Enterprise Slate Vaults."®* Jan. 6.—12 m. f&ißjccllanevxts. Wm. D.landall, 410 E. BALTIMORE STREET, Near Holliday Street. BALTIMORE, Md ; WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALERS IN Staple and Fancy G-ROCERIES —AND FINEST BRANDS OF— WINES, LIQUORS aji CIGARS, CANNED GOODS, die. BEST FACILITIES for supplying goods at MOST REASONABLE PRICES, and with the greatest dispatch. . A call respectfully solicited, and satisfaction as to prices and quality of goods guaranteed. Feb.2s.’9By. J.H.Medairy&Co., BOOKSELLERS, STATIONERS, General School Supplies, 6 North Howard Street, BALTIMORE, Ms. Aug.2B,’99y. ililiiil OF BALTIMORE COUNTY. JOHN I. YELLOTT, A. A. PIPER, President. Secretary and Treasurer. Rooms 2 & 4 Piper Building, TOWSON, Md. Director*—John I. Yellott, A. A. Piper, Elmer J. Cook, Osborne I. Yellott, John J. Timancs. UniiCV Tfl iniM On Mortgage of Real or mUIILI IU LUAn Personal Property. The Company is also engaged in the business of FIRE INSURANCE share of the patronage of the public is solicited. Jan. 6.—12 m. gThOWARD STIRLING & C 0 Members Baltimore Stock Exchange, Miflidlisfenl BROKERS, No. e SOUTH STREET, Home Telephone 247. BALTIMORE, Md. gladly furnished about secur ities listed or unlisted in other cities. All inqui ries by mail promptly answered. Oct. 14.—tf. H. JOESTING, Jr., TOBACCONIST —: TWO STORES 7 E. Baltimore Street, near Charles, 402 £. Baltimore Street, near Holliday, BALTIMORE, Md. The Largest Variety of Pipes IN THE CITY. Sept.9,’99y. JOSHUA F. COCKEY, Jr., With Maury & Donnelly, Generallnsorance Ajents & Brokers Established 1875, l 34 SOUTH ST., BALTIMORE. i \ Fire, Marine, Life. Accident, Steam Boiler, Plate Glass and Casualty. Long Distance Telephone 226. r EP"Representing, as I do, well known compa i nies, I solicit a share of patronage from my . friends in Baltimore county. Jan. 28.—tf. I D s7::r7rELECTRIciAf? i* —oonevisT— l E. M. KUEOHLER, YORK ROADnear CHESAPEAKE Ave. TOWSON, MD. 1 —HOUSES EQUIPPED FOR ELECTRIC LIGHTING. Regular Alarms and Bells of all kinds. Locksmith Work of Every Description ALL KINDS OF LOCKS. ESTIMATES CHEERFULLY FURNISHED. N0v.4.’99y. REMOVAL —: OP : ' JOHN T. KAUFFMAN & SON, —: to 104 N. Gay Street, Baltimore, r—MANUFACTURERS OF— HARNESS & SADDLES, SATCHELS AND TRUNKS, From the Cheapest to the Best. Also, a full line of Blankets, Robes and everything apper taining to the business. Nov.lS.TWy. TOWSON” NATIONAL BANK. Cash Capital $50,000. Open daily from 9 o’clock A. M. until 3 P. M. and 12 o'clock noon on Saturdays. Making loans on first-class seourity, and doingageneralbank lng business. , . JOHN CROWTHER. Jr.. President. W. C. CBAUMER. Cashier. [Feb.25,99y. VALENTINES! —A FINK SELECTION OP ART AND LACE VALENTINES. • —ALSO— =• DRY GOODS, NOTIONS, &c., At the MISSES MAYER & LOOSE, Towson, Md. A share of public patronage solicited. Feb. 3.—12 m. WHAT IS A WOMAN’S CLUB 1 “What is a woman’s club ?” No idle place Wherein to chatter of the last new play, Or whisper of a sister gone astray. Or strip with cruel gossip every trace Or Bweetness from some life borne down with strife. 'TIs not a place where fashion reigns supreme. Where lack of style is sin beyond redeem. Where outward garb is more than inward life; No room is there for careless lest or sneer. For delving Into dark days safely past. Or meaning glances with dire purpose cast. To cause some trembliDg soul to blush or fear. All these are what a woman’s club is not— Things left behind, outgrown, despised, forgot. What is a woman’s club ? A meeting ground For those of purpose great and broad and strong. Whose aim is toward the stars, who ever long To make the patient, listening world resound With sweeter music, purer, nobler tones. A place where kindly, helpful words are said And kindler deeds are done; where hearts are fed; Where wealth of brain for poverty atones. And band grasps hand and soul finds touch with soul. Where victors in the race for fame and power Look backward even in their triumph hour. To beckon others towards the shining goal. This is a woman's club, a haven fair. Where tollers drop an hour their load of care. What is a woman's club? The fabric of a dream Touched with an altar coal and made alive. Instinct with hone for those who toil and strive And wait to eaten that Joyous day’s first gleam That ushers in a better, freer age. When right for one shall be for all the right; When altogether in life’s moil and fight. The war for right and truth shall bravely wage. —Sara A. Palmer. FOUND. Poor Louise! She had beeu in New York all winter, working hard and successful, too ; for she had tal ent, patience and perseverance, and with these and a determination to succeed she was winning her way. But now the spring was coming ; on the corners of the streets and in the market-places great beds of pansies bloomed, as if by magic, and their faint breath floated among rich, vel vety leaves of purple and yellow, shaded down or up to almost pure white. “Pansies are always beautiful,” she said, and she thought of the hardy little English heart’s-ease growing up all over the garden at home and won dered why she used to call them “lady’s delights,” and then conclud ed it was not strange, for surely they were delightsome. Boxes of forget-me-nots and mig nonette, scores of heliotropes and fuchsias, hundreds of roses and ger aniums all told the same story —that winter had departed and summer was nigh. Only a year ago she had felt the spring winds blow cool down Tre mont street while she was studying and working in Boston, but a sudden misunderstanding with her teacher had driven ; her away ;an opportunity to enter an office in New York at quite a good salary had been offered her, and she accepted it. So they drifted apart, as boats drift, borne out by the tide. She remembered the last time she lace to face, on Tre- T mont row, and he had stopped, with pleasant words of the weather, the early spring and then, apologizing that he could not turn and walk with her, said, as if purposely ignoring all past shadows: “Can’t we lunch together?” “I —I suppose so.” She hesitated a little, but the words came at last. “Very well; then meet me at Cope land’s at i 2. I am glad I met you. Good morning.” And raising his hat with a smile that filled her heart with sudden tu mult, he was gone. The shopping lagged slowly all the morning, for Louise was thinking of other things. Should she tell Professor Frank that she was going away ? Would it lead to an explanation ? Did he care —and then she blushed and despised herself for the weakness that made her want him to care. After all, the trouble between them was not serious. He had smiled at her earnest enthusiasm, and said : “If you were a young man, now, this might pay. You could establish your reputation as an architect and thus build up a permanent business ; but for the transient employment of a girl such serious application is unnec essary and not healthy. She had resented this as a general insult to all women and a special dis paragement of her own powers and motives. He tried to explain that he did not intend to convey any such meaning, but she was angry and would not lis ten. Afterward his manner had seem ed cool and reserved. “As though he wanted to punish me for defending myself and my sex,” she said, bitter ly, to herself; 'and just then had come this offer of a position in New York, where she would only be required to design and draw patterns for a large print establishment. With resentful independence she had decided upon accepting this offer without consulting her teacher and friend, and so, when she met him “at Copeland’s at 12,” she had her ticket for New York safely tucked away in her porte-monnaie. She wanted to tell him about it, even at that late hour; but her sister was with her —there was no oppor tunity for private conversation ; “and perhaps,” she thought, “it would not be quite proper.” But looking in his face and not dar ing to say “Good-bye,” she remem bered how kind he had been to her, and was sorry for her foolish auger and resentment. He wondered why the tears filled her eyes as he gave her a tiny cluster of May flowers, and why she held them so close to her lips while pre tending to inhale their delicate per fume. How pleasant the saloon was ! She heard the soft rustle of dresses, as twos and threes of quiet, matronly shoppers came in for lunch ; occa sionally a burst of low girlish laugh ter, or the suppressed prattle of a child mingled with the splash of the fountain and the singing of gold-hued birds. And then they parted ; the profes sor to his office and the girls to cross the city. “You did not tell Professor Frank you intended to leave the city to day?” queried Esther, in her most formal voice. TOWSON, MD., SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 1900. “No,” Louise answered, with a little sob in her throat, “I have not told him anything about it. It does not matter to him.” “Probably not.” And then fol lowed cautions and directions, and soon the sisters were separated. Louise cried all night; sometimes a silent, pitiful rain of tears, some times quick, heavy sobs that seemed tearing her heart out, and when the first gray light of morning found the long train slowly backing up in the Grand Central depot at New York her head was aching and her eyes were dim. But the friend with whom she was to board waited for her and her work was ready. She had held the May flowers all ■ night in her hot, feverish hand amr* their delicate seashell tints were just as fresh, their subtle and delicious fragrance as grateful as though they had been taken but an hour before from their bed of fallen forrest leaves. This seemed like magic to Louise, but it was only the hardy nature of the little woodland blossom, that will keep blooming for days under the most adverse circumstances. Summer brightened and faded. Winter brought, its manifold discom forts and few joys, as it invariably does in the city, and Louise only heard from home byway of Esther’s brief and formal letters. Never a word of Professor Frank. Stubborn ness and resentment had fled away to gether, and Louise “longed for the touch of a vanished hand” and the sound of a voice that had spoken with gentle, encouraging faith when she most needed assistance. “He never gave me an impatient word or look,” she said to herself. “And if I was slow to learn, or awk ward at my work, he never told me of it.” She was so lonely in the great city that she even forgave her self for thoughts she would never dare indulge in at home. And so the spring came and found her working resolutely and patiently, but, oh, so homesick. It was Saturday, late in April, warm and wearisome. She had beeu looking at a collec tion of plants on the street corner away down town. “Pansies for thought,” she said half aloud and, turning away with a sigh, she saw — surely she could not be mistaken, there was Professor Frank just enter ing a public house with a lady on his arm—a little lady, neatly dressed and closely veiled. She tried not to notice them ; she went back to the dingy office and bent over her work : the ceaseless the tears would fall on the fair, white block and mar her work. She was glad to go home early—glad to escape from the treadmill of toil and think of her own sad and bitter thoughts. Blinded and groping, she reach her door and stumbled over a box left by a trim little messenger boy. In the shadowy light she opened it and the poor little room was glorified, and life itself grew all at once a blessing and a boon. The fragrance of tea roses and heliotropes floated up like in cense, and through it all the sweet, penetrating odor of May flowers. Then Louise sat down on the dusty carpet and hugged the box in her arms and cried and cried. She had not kuown before how homesick she was. How the weari some lines of brick and brownstoue had made her brain dizzy and her heart sick. How she longed for the oldtime brightness, for a glimpse of the greeting woods and fields —for home ! When she had grown calmer she found a note among the flowers, and was scarcely surprised to read : “I have found you at last. Why do you hide away from me ? I shall call at eight this evening. Have you no welcome for your old friend and teacher?’ ’ She forgot all possible changes that the year might have wrought—forgot the little lady down town, until he said ; * ‘I brought my mother on, and you must return with us to-morrow.” Louise had demonstrated the fact that she could earn her own living, but it is a thousand times pleasanter to have a home, and the wee bit frock she hid away with a conscious blush is the most satisfactory piece of designing she has ever yet done. CLEVER ADVERTISERS. A clever advertising scheme was employed by a firm in a southern city. The junior partner of the firm swore out a warrant for the arrest of the senior partner on the ground that he was selling goods below cost and that the firm was constantly losing money thereby. The case came up in court, and the counsel for the senior partner asked for a postponment in order to have more time to prepare the case. The Judge granted the request, bail was fixed and the senior member released. As he left the courtroom the junior partner arose and exclaimed : “If he is released, the sacrifice will go on !” The news soon spread, and the firm did a better business. When the case was again called, no plaintiff appeared, and the case was dismissed. The firm had succeeded in their object. —advertisement. Husband (rushing into the room) “Come out, quick?” Wife—“ What’s the matter?” “The house is on fire, and we will be burnt to death if we hesitate a moment. Run for your life !” “Yes, I’ll be out in a minute. I’ve got to tidy up the room a little, so that it will look decent when the fire men get here.” “Mrs. Canter doesn’t seem to be rising rapidly in society. ” “ No, she hasn’t learned yet how important it is to snub the right people.” To do a thing right watch how it is done and then do it yourself. TWO-CEHT STAMPS. The following is from the pen of ex-Postmaster General James A. Gary : It may not be out of place to give an illustration of the vast distance a letter may travel on the strength of a two-cent postage stamp. Suppose one of the girl readers of the Compan ion m Key West, Florida, has a broth er in the Klondike region who has risked all to dig fortune from mother earth, and wishes to tell him the news from home. She drops the let ter in the post office at Key West and it starts on its long journey. It does not of necessity travel in a straight line to its destination, but must follow the twistings and turn frMgS of the railroads, which have com plete charge of it until the northwest corner of the State of Washington is reached. When it arrives at Seattle it has passed through fourteen states, and yet, so far as time is concerned, but one-fourth of the journey has been accomplished. It now takes a sea voyage from Seattle to Juneau, Alaska, and from the latter place is carried as I have al ready described, to Circle City. It may be taken into the Klondike coun try and finally delivered to the anxi ous brother, who has been eagerly awaiting the arrival of the next party from the nearest town in which a post office is conducted, in the hope that some one would bring him a letter. This letter has traveled in the neighborhood of 7,000 miles—by rail road, steamboat, horseback, stage and perhaps dog sleds, and has been on the road for nearly forty days without a moment’s rest. No profit in money accrues to the government for deliv ering that letter ; indeed each letter sent into the Klondike costs the gov errnent for transportation many times the amount of postage charged ; but in such cases should we reckon the profit only in dollars and cents ? Should we not consider the happi ness and satisfaction afforded this brother as he sits by his fire, perhaps homesick and lonely but now with a loving smile illuminating his face as he reads and reads again every word his thoughtful sister has written of home, father, mother, and perhaps some one else whom he holds dear? When, finally, he places his treasure under his pillow and seeks rest, he is happier than for many a day ; and Uncle Sam, who has contributed so largely to that happiness, does not re gret what pecuniary loss he has sus tained. — Youth'i Companion. A FELLOW’S MOTHER. tTiump,~6Fa bruise, or ftilT in the dirt. rA fellow’s mother has bags and strings. Rags and buttons, and lots of things ; No matter how busy she is, she’ll stop To see how well you can spin your top. “She does not care—not much. I mean— If a fellow’s face is not quite clean ; And if your trousers are torn at the knee. She can put in a patch that you’d never see. “A fellow’s mother is never mad, And only sorry if you’re bad; And I’ll tell you this, if you’re only true. She’ll always forgive you whate’er you do. “I’m sure of this,” said Fred the wise. With a manly look in his laughing eyes, “I’ll mind my mother every day; A fellow’s a baby that won’t obey.” —Kansas Farmer. HE KEPT HIS SEAT. A man who had not been to church for a very long time finally harkened to the persuasions of his wife, and de cided to go. He got the family to gether and they started early. Ar riving at the church there were very few people in it, and no pew openers at hand, so the man led his family well up the aisle, and took possession of a nice pew. Just as the service was about to be gin, a ponderous looking old man came in, walked up to the door of that pew and stood there, exhibiting sur prise that it was occupied. The oc cupants moved over and offered him room to sit down, but he declined to he seated. Finally the old man pro duced a card, and wrote upon it, with a pencil: “I pay for this pew.” He gave the card to the strange oc cupant, who, had he been like most people, would have at once got np and left. But the intruder adjusted his glasses, and, with a smile, read the card. Then he calmly wrote be neath it; “How much do you pay a year?” To this inquiry the pompous old gentleman, still standing, wrote ab ruptly : “Ten pounds.” The stranger smiled as though he were pleased ; looked round to com pare the pew with others, and admir ed its nice cushions and furnishings, and wrote back : “I don’t blame you. It is well worth it.” A small boy in the mission Sun day school of Bishop Fallow’s church propounded an entirely new theory last Sunday. “Who made man?” asked the teacher, beginning as in the good old days when orthodoxy used cate chisms. “God,” was the prompt reply. “And how did he make him?” “Out o’ dust, ma’am ; nothing but dust.” “And who made woman ?” “God made her, too.” “How?” The small boy hesitated, and then replied cheerfully; “He caused a deep sleep to fall upon man and then took out his backbone and made the wo man.” An exchange tells us that the proper method to keep apples in win ter is to wrap them in old newspapers so as to exclude the air. The news paper, however, must be one on which the subscription has been paid, other wise dampness resulting from what is “dew” will cause the fruit to spoil. Tom —“What do you think she did when I asked her to let me be the light of her life ?” Jack —“Don’t know. What?” Tom —“Turned me down.” WATS OF CARRYING MONEY. A great many men have cranky ideas about preparing their bills for ready handling.' One plan is to fold each bill separately, keeping the de nominations apart in the various di visions of their pocket-books. This method facilitate the search for the desired sum when making a purchase. This is almost a sure guard against passing out a bill of the wrong de nomination. Then there are men who make a neat roll of all their bills. The first is rolled by itself to about the size of a lead pencil, the next is lapped about it, and so on to the end. Then a rubber band is placed about the en tire lot. When it is desired to use ouc o£ the bills the i übbci io icuiuvevl and the end of the first bill caught be tween the thumb and forefinger of the right hand while the roll is held between the thumb and forefinger of the left hand. Then the bill is quick ly unwound, none of the others being disturbed. A great many men never carry a pocket-book. One reason for this is that a well-worn purse more easily slips from the pocket than a roll of bills. Then again, the bulk of a pock et-book is aunoying; it takes up too much room, especially were the pan taloons are made snug. When pock et-books are not carried, a favorite re ceptacle is the watch pocket. When this is used the bills are made up in a little, hard bunch. Their presence is always felt against the body. In a crowd there is no danger of losing them, and when traveling with any considerable sum this is a safe depos itory. Some men have a fad of carrying a lot of new bills in an envelope that is kept in one of the inside pockets. Now and then a man is found who keeps a few bills in every pocket. He goes on the theory that if he is robbed of one lot, a sufficient amount will remain to last him until he reaches home. He starts out feeling that he is going to be robbed, and makes pro visions to meet every possible emer gency. He usually makes three folds of his bills and tucks them away iu the corners of his pockets with ex treme care. He does not feel surpris ed if he finds, upon making an in ventory after arriving home, that a part of his funds has disappeared, as he expected to be robbed. Any number of men are found who keep only a little working capital in their trousers pockets, the bulk of their funds being concealed in broad, flat wallets in the inside pocket of their waistcoats. These bills are al all the bills havfe a smooth, bright ap pearance. They have been with him so long that they are flat as a sheet from a letter press. Very few men in this country carry coins in purses. In England purses are common. The material is gener ally pigskin, but undressed kid is also used extensively. The former have two compartments, one for small gold coins and the other for silver. It is sometime amusing to watch a man with a little undressed kid bag pay his fare on the street cars, es pecialy if he is wearing thick dog skin gloves. Only conductors with great patience can watch the proceed ing with complacency. A woman can pick out five pennies from be neath a roll of bills in considerably less time than it takes the man with the kid purse to bring forth a nickel. One reason that the kid purse is not popular is because it feels like the half of a small dumb-bell in the pock et, when fairly well filled. In London it is the proper thing to carry a pig skin, owing to the large circulation of sovereigns. It is essential to keep the gold and silver separate, iu order to avoid mistakes. There are coin cranks as well as pa per cranks. Some years ago there lived a little round-faced man over in the Back Bay who came into the bus iness district every week day morning at precisely 9 o’clock. In paying his fare he always passed up a bright, new nickel that looked as if it had come to him fresh from the mint. Where or how he got them was a mystery to the conductor, but he fin ally decided that his customer was connected with some banking insti tution and that the new money was used to escape the chances of con tracting disease through the hand ling money that had been in common use. There are any number of people who cannot let go a new coin without experiencing a pang. They will hold on to a new half dollar until the last extremity. Then there are those who visit the Sub-Treasury every few days and get a pocketful of new 10- cent pieces. They experionce a spe cial delight in passing them out, as they feel that those who receive them will wonder “who that man is?’’ CHARACTER IN RED HAIR. Red haired women are ardent and vivacious, especially if with it they have hazel eyes, in which case they have a bright and quick intelli gence. They have a great deal of natural felicity for study, and good memories. Red hair with blue eyes shows the same warmth of character, but not so much intelligence ; bright golden hair, of a rich, deep color and of a crisp and waving texture, grow ing thickly on the head and some what low on the brow, shows an ar dent, poetic and somewhat artistic temperament. It is the signature of Apollo, the sun. People with red brown hair which is very thick, and redder over the ears and at the tem ples than on the head, are courageous and energetic. This sort of hair gives sense of color in painters, force of language and eloquence in poets, and power in musical composition.— Will M. Clemens. Wise men ask questions and fools answer them. Fools give advice and wise men follow it. ♦ WHEN PAW WAS A BOY. , I wisht ’at I’d been here when My paw he was a boy; They must of been excitement then— When my paw was a boy: ) In school he always took the prize, He used to lick boys twice his size— I bet folks all bad bulgin’ eyes When my paw was a boy. ' They was a lot of wonders done , When my paw was a boy; How grandpa must of loved his son, When my paw was a boy! He’d git the coal and chop the wood, And think up every way he could To always jist be sweet and good— When my paw was a boy. Then everything was in its place. When my paw was a boy; How lie could rassle. jump and race, • When my paw was a boy 1 He never, never disobeyed ; He beat in every game he played— Gee ! What a record they was made When my paw was a boy! I wisht ’at I’d been here when My paw he was a boy; They’ll never be his like agen— r • mo mu uiviuuiu wj . But still last night I heard my maw Raise up her voice and call my paw The worst fool that she ever saw— He ought of stayed a boy! —Chicago Times-Herald. A MANIA FOR A CHANCE. Gambling games of one kind or an other form a not inconsiderable part of the mental life of all savage people who find in the vagaries of chance, aided more or less by skill, the occa sional exhaltation of mind which all men demand in one form or another. 1 Much has been written about games of chance, especial reference to their origin, but this aspect of the case — the part which they play in the life of to-day—has been generally over looked. Indians, negroes, Chinamen, have been hastily classed as inveter ate gamblers, and such indeed from one point of view, they are, says the Chicago News. But there is some thing more than this in the universal passions for play which characterizes all the lower races, without being by any means confined to them, The negro, whose whole soul seems absorbed in the formula, “Come seb en,” or “Come eleben,” in his favor ite game of craps, is yielding to the same impulse which causes the China man to spend all his earnings in the never-ending, but to him always fas cinating mysteries of “fan-tan,” and which justifies the Mexican, in his own mind, for the loss of many hours and a few, if not many, dollars in the allurements of monte on the sunny side of his adobe shake. The fond ness of many business men for a “quiet little game” is an exhibition of the same desire for mental excite ment and change, different, perhaps, in amount, but not in kind, from that which holds a little band of Indians around a blanket spread upon the ground for days at a time while the chances of the game are making one man rich and the others poor, certain vafue aside from the pictur equeness which is nearly always an accompaniment. All kinds of games are to be found among them, native as well as imported, and while the lat ter are gradually supplanting the former on account of greater conve nience, and perhaps because of quick er action, the strict aboriginal games are by no means extinct. They can still be found in full swing in many parts of the United States which are a little remote from the usually trav elled lines and but little changed by contact with our own civilization. There is little doubt that in their origin many, if not all, of these games were real religious ceremonies, de signed to foretell the future, but they also played the same part in ancient times that they do to-day in supply ing a mental stimulus. Some of the games have come down practically unchanged in form, although now played under entirely different condi tions from what they were originally. Among them, perhaps, the most striking is the game of moccasin, which seems to be unquestionably the forerunner of the “little joker,” which eveiy year proves so effective at coun try fairs in luring dollars from the pockets of the unwary. This game was widely distributed among the In dian tribes, and it has been said thatjit is now extinct; but it can be seen to day in its aboriginal form in any of > the out-lying parts of the Navajo res ervation in Arizona. The paraphernalia of the game are very simple and always at hand, con sisting merely of a knife or other hard substance —a pebble will do — > and “the moccasins of the player. The game is usually played at night, al* > though sometimes it extends over • several days and in its native setting has a weirdness and fascination. Five i persons usually participate, four of them actively, while the fifth acts as a musician, but usually a much larger ) number watch the progress of the l game and perhaps place a bet occa sionally. ! Picture a rude shelter of green boughs, troughly circular in form, placed in some thicket, or under the ■ overhanging branches of a large tree. > In the centre a blanket is spread upon i the ground, surrounded by fifteen or twenty Indians squatting about it, or leaning over, intently watching the play. Over all the fitful glow and [ play of light from a huge fire on one r side. The effect is heightened by a r weird song, which is a constant ac . companiment of the game, and which f rises and falls as the excitement grows [ and wanes, reaching, sometimes, such ; frenzied accents that the casual pass er-by might easily mistake it for a t war song. [ The players take their places at the . four corners of the blanket, and are . paired off by couples. Each player . contributes one of his moccasins, and ; the winner of the toss lays them on a f blanket upside down, and about six . inches apart, with the toes pointing 1 forward. Then, with his left hand . he lifts each moccasin in turn and i makes a pretence of putting the knife i under it, making many passes and us f ing every precaution to deceive his l opponents and the spectators. Dur l ing all the time the musician keeps up a continuous drumming which he accompanies with a song. In the song 5 the others all join in but the oppo -1 nents of the players eagerly watch for some slip which will give them a clue ESTABLISHED 1850. as to which moccasin the knife or lit tle joker is concealed under. When the knife is hidden to the satisfaction of the player, he sudden ly calls out “Ho !’’ in a loud voice, and the singing drops to a low mur mur. One of his opponents is pro vided with a short stick and he raises it threateningly over the moccasins, first over one, then over another, while all conversation ceases and every eye is fixed intently upon him. The interest becomes more and more intense as this by-play proceeds until finally the man with the stick places one end of it under the moccasion he selects and turns it over. Should the knife be found under it, he wins, and the former player relinquishes to him ua\\ kaifv) Iyer '■ with the stakes. It is thereupon nis privilege to hide the knife, while his opponent must guess at its location. This reversal in position gives the na tive player a much better chance to come out even on he play than the average fakir who works the game at country fairs is disposed to allow his victim. FOR FAT AND LEAN. To cover your scrawny neck with a soft pink cushion of flesh, eat cereals and sweets, exercise the neck muscles by slowly moving the head in each di rectiou, and rub all the lanoline into the pore you can. To reduce your double chin, take away you pillow at night, skip your midday luncheon, and message the throat with firm upward strokes fif teen minutes each day. It will take months. As aids to flesh building potatoes taken at each meal, especially when milk and butter are added, can ltpt be rivaled. Liquids are excellent flesh formers. 'i Stout persons should toast for fresh breads, and even of that eat as little as will suffice. Nev er drink at meal time if you would grow thinner. The girl with ugly hollows and deep shadows around her collar-bone should take the arm gymnastics. Outward and upward, four times, then to either side. Singing lessons have often worked magic upon a seem ingly impossible throat. The ungraceful carriage of nine tenths of the stout women adds about io pounds to their avoirdupois in ap pearance. It seems very siugular in these days that any self-respecting woman should throw out her abdo men, when, by a slight forward poise, she might keep it in line. Cocoa butter is only a degree les? fattening Jjkaa an. | l>iupUnu- |^nd cians commend it" Mgtn>% ulive oil is good, also, but lanoline is the quick est known flesh-forming application. Before using see that the pores are open ; else how could it benefit ? Let the lean girl who sits in judg ment upon her own physique take courage. She can have all the candy, creams, sweets and good wants, and, if she will, acquire a rounded figure by “reading up’’ the lists of flesh-building edibles. Obesity is a stubborn disease, and needs heroic treatment, beginning from within. Stopping certain foods alone will never cure “fat.” The liver and the blood must be taught new workings. A little too much flesh is not obesity, and is easily rem edied. Beverages containing lemon or lime juice should be chosen by the stout woman. The acidity is useful because it allays thirst and reduces the con sumption of water. Apollinaris aud vichy are better still. Tight lacing is a bar to all known physical efforts. The circulation is cut off literally, and the flesh pushed entirely out of place. To exercise in a corset is foolhardy. — Exchange. i GEESE ON THE FARM. Not neatly so many geese are seen to-day on farms as were seen several years ago ; the breeding of this noisy fowl has greatly decreased and there are dozens only now where perhaps hundreds used to be. Somehow or other an almost universal disapproval of the goose has been brought about among fanners’ wives, who usually manage that branch of the business, and they are nearly so enthusiastic in outstripping their neighbors in the number of goslings. There are sev eral reasons for the diminution of geese and their decreased breeding on the farms: They are, first, a very unclean, filthy, noisy and meddle some fowl, contaminating stock water if given access to it, scattering their feathers about the premises, deposit ing excrement wherever they most do congregate, and that is usually around the kitchen door, or, at all events, in the yard, and as a table fowl they are not very popular, being excelled by the turkey, chicken and even the duck. But the goose has a place on the farm ; it has a value and may be grown with profit, as many could testify. Feathers will bring from 30 to 40 cents per pound and geese on foot will bring from five to seven cents per pound, from 60 cents to 61 each. A fatted goose will range in weight from 10 to 15 pounds, 12 pounds being about the average. If geese can be raised about the barn or a considerable distance from the house, in a special pasture arranged for them, having water, forage and a house for winter occupancy, we be lieve it will pay to raise them, though there is more money in chickens be cause there is a better demand for the meat and the greatest consideration is the egg yield. The chicken has three distinct val ues ; for eggs, flesh and feather, while the goose possesses only the last two, feathers being perhaps its most profitable products. Geese, however, have no more business near the house and in the yard than have swine or cows. Your wrongs cannot be forgiven unless you forgive others.