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Mississippi's Most Famoue Adopted
Son Swayed Hie Audiences at Hie
Will Waa Great, Brilliant and Re
Tht Granny Muff.
A great furritT having declared that
this should be n season of large muffs,
I In- granny muff Immediately became
tho fashion. Some fortunate woman
promptly visited their attics and un
earthed tho muffs carried by their
g-.innles tunny years ago. I'anio Fash
ion, who will always pause In her
rapid flight long enough to plrk up a
forgotten style, saw that the granny
muff was worth cultivating and tho re
sult Is that every woman has one gpn
tinine or otherwise. Simic of tho hand
somest muffs nrp of sable, 3D Inchon
rptind and half a yard wide. Others
Tho tlrst gown is of bluish gray
mouselitio do soio, or crepe do chine
made up over silk of the sumo shade
and trimmed with an applique, em
broidery of bunches of grapes and
their green leaves. The grapes nre of
stuffed, or raised, embroidery in silk,
the Bhado or delaware grapt-s.
The skirt Is finished nt the bottom
with two narrow riillles. A similar
ruftlo borders tho low neck and Is
headed by a festooned band of velvet
matching the crapes which, falling
over the ruffle, also border the low
nock. Tho sleeve Is finished at the el
how with arfrlll of the material headed
by a ban'jof tho velvet knotted on
the outside. Tho airdlo is also of the
velvet, prettily knotted In front.
Tho other gown Is of white chiffon
or mouseiino do sole, made up over
white silk.
The skirt has a little hip-yoke of
are melon shaped and attain another
stylo is heart-shaped. There are some
lovely combinations of velvet nnd fur.
Nothing is prettier than a muff of the
same material as the gown worn, say
a sapphire blue velvet Is trimmed with
shIiIo aud lias the hat and muff to
llefore bread is cut for thin saud
wlches It should bo buttered.
It the bread knife is heated new
bread can bo cut as t asily as old, but
the knife will eventually be ruined
with the heating.
All fatty tissues covering the shoul
der or leg of mutton should be re
moved before roasting to prevent the
strong odor ami flavor.
If the spurs of a fowl are more
than a quarter of nn Inch long, or If
they have been chopped off, it is
more likely than not a sign that the
bird is old.
A fruit cake which has no fruit In
tho batter but instead lias alternate
layers of mixed raisins, currants, nuts
aud citron chopped flue aud held to
gether with a meringue of white of
egg and powdered sugar, Is a favorite
In the South, ami It is declared by all
Cotton may be distinguished fro.n
linen when one Is malur.g purchases
by moistening tho tip of the finger and
pressing it on tho fabric, if it wets
through at once it is linen, whilo if
any cotton enters Into its manufac
ture it will take several seconds to
wet through the threads. In linen the
threads a:o mure uneven than In tot
ton. Finishing Touche.
It is the little touches In waists and
gowns that give them their distin
guish tone after the fashionable lines
nave been cut by the modiste. A black:
tat In bow tied at the bark of tho waist,
A'lta a cameo or a Jeweled buckle;
i dainty vest beneath a bolero of lace;
itrap of black velvet over the shoul-
dor; a Itow of black velvet ribbon at
the top (on the right or left) of the
doeolletage; a bunch of violets at
tho belt, or a long ostrich plume nest
tiriR along one shoulder and falling
down on the bust, or a wreath of morn
ing glories running down one Bide of
the corsage and ending In a spray on
the skirt, gives an artistic effect that
is as charming as It Is picturesque.
Buttons In Profusion.
A form of trimming which will be
ttsod In profusion this season Is fancy
buttons. These are employed In all
sizes, from an Inch and a half In dla-
white lace, or embroidery, Inerusted
with pink silk, or panne. Illow the
yoke the skirt Is shirred nnd puffed
for a short distance, then hang3 freo
to the bottom, which is finished with
ruflles of, the material embroidered
with knots of small pin!: fiowrrs nnd
thin green leaves nnd headed and bor
dered with ruches of pule green mous
Feline do Bole.
Tho blouse is almost covered with
these embroidered ruche-edged ruf
fles, tho upper one headed by a garland
of pink roses and green leaves, which
also forms the border of the low nock.
On the left side is a choii of the pale
green moiiHseline de solo, from which
csiapo long ends finished with pink
Two deep embroidered frills edged
with the green ruffle form the sleeves.
The girdle is of darker green panne.
Wiener Mode Album.
, Thlt opera gown la f sliver gray
chiffon spangled In steel, with a plas
tron of steel on the bodice. The "fly
away" sleeves are of gvay tulle and
meter to the tiny button of gold, sil
ver, steel or jewel, which Is no larger
than a dot. Half a dozen large but
tons may be placed on the front of
coat, and in dressy garments many
other places are found for these beau
tiful articles, which nowadays are
works of art.
Large buttons In enamel designs, In
openwork or In art nouveau effects,
will be used on coats, while the rests
will show rows or clusters of small
Sleeves In general are tending to
smaller proportions at the wrist and
Increase the sl.e of tho top.
Turnover collarettes of pleated chif
fon having long front pieces of fan
shaped pleated chiffon are among the
pretty novelties.
Stylish dimity shirtwaists, fresh
from tho hnnds of tho maker, designed
for spring and summer wear, are to
be had for prices ranging from $1
to 12.
The popularity of the bright red
dancing slipper as an appropriate foot
gear to wear with a white chiffon
dress Is more and more apparent
among the debutantes of the season.
Tho unlquo ribbon rose, made en
tirely of satin ribbon colled deftly to
represent the flower, Is being used In
place of a buckle on many of tho
light suede shoes for evening wear.
Champagne (-famine Is one of the
delicate colors In a delicate fabric that
promises to be very popular for tea
and dinner gowns for tho post-London
Hoseda green, generally popular for
early spring gowns and hats, is as us
uiil among the leading color tones for
everything from a pair of gloves to a
copious evening wrap.
Metallic Calcium.
Metallic calcium now costs about
$2.iiiio a pound, but a new process of
reducing it from chloride of lime has
been discovered by a Belgian chemist
which will bring tho cost down to
prehaps $1 a pound. As the metal Is
soft as butter and rapidly oxidizes In
to lime if left In the open air, It Is of
no use for construction purposes, bul
It Is a valuable agent In certain chemi
cal processes. .
Black Velvet-Tied Bouquets.
The smart girl ties her bouquet wltb
black ribbon velvet streamers. The
black brings out the soft tints of the
blossoms to perfection. A bunch of
sweet peas and asparagus fern or a
cluster of daisies and maidenhair
would be especially lovely when tied in
Cluny Lace.
An expensive lace with which many
of the new and stylish gowns are trim
med Is a heavy Cluny, In old conven
tional wheel designs and wide Inser
tions. Sometimes the material be
neath is cut away, while many prefer
It loft uncut.
cluster of green velvet leaves top each
shoulder. A filet of silver leaves Is
the single but effective ornament of
toe coiffure.
The old tower of Temple church,
London, which, because of its In
creasing tendency to lean to one side,
may have to bo torn down. Is one of
the oldest landmarks In England. It
was built 718 years ago, and it has
not only survived the great fire which
Effect of Brain Food on People of
Massachusetts Vll'age.
Charles P. Thompson who for years
represented the Gloucester, Mass. dis
trict in Congress and who once de
feated "lien" Butler for that position,
hnd a party of fellow representatives
at the old seacoast town. "What Is
the diet of these people?" asked a
New Yorker. "Fish, mostly," re
sponded the Massachusetts man.
Why," spoke up a Virginian, "I
thought Hsh was brain food. These
are really the most unintelligent look
ing persons I ever saw." "Well." said
Thompson, "Just think what they
would look like if they didn't eat
Charles H. Taylor Again Head of
Newspaper Publishers' Association.
Charles II. Taylor, Jr., re-elected
president of the American Newspaper
Publishers' association. Is business
manager and treasurer of the Boston
Globe. He Is the son of the editor-
in-chief and has had a thorough train
ing In the newspaper business from
his youth up. After graduating he
studied newspaper methods In New
York. He) then began on the Globe as
t reporter d worked his way up to
assistant managing editor. Subse
quently, as business manager, be also
proved an eminent success.
Senators and Soldiers.
Thirty-eight years after the civil
war there are fourteen men in the
United States senate who Berved in
the Confederate army and thirteen
who served in the federal army dur
ing that great struggle. While a num
ber of men in the last list are well
advanced in years, yet there is quite
a number of comparatively young men
who entered the army when boys of
15 to 18. In the case of Union officers
who are now senators most of them
were quite young when they entered
the service. One senator, Pettus of
Alabama, served in both the Mexican
and civil wars.
Short Roads to Wealth.
There la no royal road to wealth,
any more than to learning. However,
the desire which lurks In the average
human breast to rake a fortune will
continue to induce foolish people to
risk their money on schemes that
promise to save them from the neces
sity of earning their dally bread, and
st'ch Itesons as that of the St. LouIb
failure will only serve to act as a
temporary brake on the train load of
gamblers running down grade on the
toad to ruin.
burned dangerous near to it, but thus
far it has withstood the ravages of
time. The Temple church was built
by the Knights Templar on the model
of the Holy Sepulcner at Jerusalem.
It Is one of the five remaining round
churches of Europe.
British Army Scandal Centers
Grenadier Commander.
Col. Kinloch Is the central figure in
the army scandal which has been agl
tatlcg England for several weeks. Al
though he declares he knew nothing
of the "ragging" that prevailed in his
regiment, the Grenadier guards, and
which included the flogging of the
sons and nephews of several dukes,
Col. Kinloch has been held responsi
ble for the escapades of his subal
terns and retired on half pay.
Thinks Invention Valuable.
Great expectations have been form
ed of a process for the electrolytic
extraction of sine from its ores which
has been devised by M. De Laval, the
so-called "Edison of Sweden." Zinc
ore occurs In considerable quantities
in Sweden and Norway and water
falls are abundant, so that M. De
Laval has every natural advantage
for the successful application of his
process. ,
J. R. Crossland, Minister to Liberia,
8hoots and Wounds a Man.
J. R. Crossland, a Brooklyn negro
who is United States minister to Li
beria, is accused In a letter received
at New York of shooting and wound
ing T. J. B. Faulkner. The trouble
was started by Crossland, who was
J. R. Crossland.
unduly attentive to Mrs. Faulkner,
Since the hootlng It Is said Cross-
land has avoided arrest by keeping
inside the American legation.
8. 8. Prentiss waa born In Portland,
Me., Sept 30, 1808. He was descended
from an o!d and distinguished family,
which came to America In 1640. One
of his paternal aunts married Nathan
let Hancock and they were the great-
grandparents of John Hancock, the fa
mous president of the Continental
Congress. When the family left Eng
land the name was spelled Prentice.
but waa changed to "Prentiss" by an
old minister, Joshua Prentice, and
thereafter all the descendants of Hen
ry of Cambridge adopted the change.
(The great George D. Prentice of the
old Louisville Courier was undoubted
ly of the same blood.)
Sergeant S. Prentiss was reared un
der the tutelage of the Rev. Edward
Payson, a man of extensive learning
and cultivation. Doubtless the subtle
influences of that man gave tone and
shape to the ambition which opened
up the matchless mind of the boy,
Whon a boy Mr. Prentiss was admired
for his noble, beaming countenance
fine eyes, frank expression and keen
wit, and that Intellectual Are which.
In subsequent years was wont to flash
like sheets of lightning was predicted
by the old and knowing folks of the
After Mr. Prentiss had finished
school he studied law In the little
town where his family resided, but
the opportunities there were too small
for a great mind like his, and heflle
cided to go West. Arriving at Cin
cinnati in September, 1827, he made
the acquaintance of several gentlemen,
to w'hom he Imparted his wish to ob
tain a position In some school and at.
the same time pursue his studies. For
tunately for him, doubtless, and cer
tainly bo for Mississippi, he met two
gentlemen from Natchez, who per
suaded him to go South. He soon
found an ideal place, where he en
gaged to teach tho children of Mrs.
Shields, near Natchez. Judge Shields
had died, leaving one of the finest
law libraries In the state, which Mrs.
Shields gave young Prentiss the en
tire use of. Joseph D. Shields, one of
the children whom he taught during,
his work there, In writing about Mr.
Prentiss said: "It la my opinion that
he almost memorized the library. At
any rate, he mastered the contents of
every book In It."
Along the scope of that great river
the name of Prentiss became a house
hold word from Louisville to New Or
leans. No man ever possessed so
completely the love and admiration of
the people, and probably ih one cen
ever hope to do so. As an orator end
debater he had no peer, as a patriot
he never disappointed those whom ho
professed to love.
Lovable and gentle as he was, no
man could endure his sharp wit and
keen sarcasm when he was aroused la
Few men ever possessed the perfect.
features of S. S. Prentiss, and it is
doubtful if any man at any time pos
sessed such a brain as his. After he
entered politics he met in debate the
ablest men of that day, and from his
earliest contests was more than a
match for any of them. The strength
and purity of the man was fathomless.
He was great and brilliant and re
sourceful, because he could not bo
On one occasion he was employed to-
defend a- case before the State Su
preme Court at Jackson. Gen. Quit
man was his associate In the suit By
an unavoidable circumstance he did
not reach Jackson until late in the
afternoon, while the attorney general
was speaking, but he plunged Into the
subject and changed the whole aspect.
Judge Gulon, in referring to his speech
said: "To hear him was like standing
on the prairie at night, listening to the
wind making melody through the
While he spoke, every man In the
room arose to nis teet, even me
Judges. His words, resonant with
meaning, struck a new melody upon
every ear, and he won.
Mr. Prentiss never learned the mys
tery of bis matchless oratory. His
power was as unknown to himself as
It was to his friends. He never for
got anything be read or beard, and
there was no element of oratory that
his genius did not supply. He died in
this city in 1850, but his body reposes
in the soil of Mississippi, near the
majestic river and among the people
he loved so well. New Orleans Pica
yune. Petit Larceny in Stamps.
"There is a fraud upon the public
that we would like to root out," said
a postofflce Inspector, "but it is al
most Impossible to reach the culprits,
and to make out cases against them
difficult even to get evidence on which
to base a stop order against their
mall. This fraud Is simply the lar
ceny of two-cent stamps by means of
fake advertisements In the 'help
wanted' columns cf reputable newspa
pers which have no means of knowing
the fraudulent nature of the adver
tisements. It costs only a trifle to
advertise for some kind of help, and
some of these advertisements will
bring from 1,000 to 1,600 replies from
people who are looking for work oi
seeking to bettor themselves. Four
fifths of these applicants for the bo
gus 'Job' will Inclose stamps for re
ply. You can figure it out. Eight hun
dred stamps are wort- $16. These
stamps are taken out of the letters,
done up In package of twenty-five
j or flft, and aold at a small discount"

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