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lints For Sprlnff on ct Stimm or.
Fashionables of Paris are now be
finning to think of summer bats,
traw will be, as usual, universally
worn, autl tho novelties are very
charming. Among tho now ones aro
the effect ie charming
uer of usiug tullo ie
layer ; '?no over ^ ,
quito . '/iv rVV'rT' 11 either
if. .? i '^'i^V'rm euaP
v, .t $$.%f-vi i of a ber
.oose - of ?4i tullo s
ike thp h '.ves ' a brok, a"
ono r 1.? ..itfa v y ?i ayr s?
? i . - row cf .mn;- > s or
... ;.?.3. In Pn - ilowt . lui
?..jd bonnets a. ,u-eadyi
closely plaited conran R'IMWS in all
abades. Finely sewn straws, Puna
toas, Leghorn:; and manillas will also
be worn. Tnu coarse straws, how
ever, will bo deemed the most ele
gant for toques and bonnets. Tulle
will prove a strong rival of Btraw
during the early part of tho coming
?eason. Even now the new models
are built of tullo aud velvet. Chiffon
and tulle are also employed for deep
plaited frills to soft velvet crowns, and
[gay blossoms will doubtless be exten
sively worn in the early spring. Large
open roses ure tho most fashionable.
;Fclt bats and toques have entire
^.vns made of them. As is usual in
lato winter, violets aro all tho
re, and tho provident dame is now
ling a fresh note to her winter bat
,the shape of these delicate and
mt if ul flowers.
iirlH* Costume In Iilsht Weljjlit Ser^o.
Ijftiatevcr number of more elaborate
?to gowns the growing girl's
^my include, ono of sturdy
made, is essential to her
|ell-being. The model
[anton, is of light
ed blue and is
ftlack braid. But
md all the now
lined throughout, but unstifTonoil, and
is trimmed with two rows of fancy
To ruako this costume for a girl of
eight years will requiro two and ono
half yards of forty-four-inch material.
Stylen in Sashes.
Sashes of all kinds and conditions
aro well to the froilt 'in fashion, and
tho now ribbons aro moro beautiful
thau over. There aro Kornau stripes,
checke and plaids, with satiu bordered
edges, and flowered, corded, and
watered ribbons of all kinds. Not,
ohifibu, and lace sashes will continuo
in favor; but it is not alono sashes for
tho waist that swell tho lisr. Tho
sashes lor the neck aro quito as con
spicuous and moro generally worn, for
all women seem to Uko tho long silken
cravats around their throats. They
aro made of liberty gauzo, chifl?n, and
thin ?ilk, or. of Swiss, with hemstitched
and laoo-trimracd onds. Tho newest
of these neck sashes is a scarf of net
with au elaborate laco pattern nfc tho
cuds and an edgo all around. They
rango in price from $L to ?15, and ave
really very elegant. In smaller thin qa
for- the uco.k thoro is an unlimited
variety. Short bows and knotted
cravats of puro white lawn, with kn i fa
plaited frills on tho ends, are added to
an array cf lace knots and neck frills
which ar?! "omi description.
Now Mu .. l> . .. Spring? Wear.
Among tho nc . M ater?ais this spring
aro several weawsvof crepon, which
aro not intended for anything but
mourning wear. They look as though
part wcro made of crape, and thou of
shirrings of silk and wool. They are
also to bo seen with o sort of blistered
surface, resembling matolassoor quilt
ing. They aro always of a doep black,
not a blue black, nud wear well, but
are amoug tho extensivo materials.
However, as they do not require much
trimming, they are not so cxpensivo
as might be.thought.
Novelties in Buttons.
In lino buttons for bodices and
jackets some handsomo novelties aro
Bhown in celluloid, jet, steel and por
celain. The latterare especially love
ly, and often look like miniatures, so
exquisitely aro ideal heads painted
Latent Spring Blouse.
Tho bloused fronts open over a plas
tron of whito satin or of a silk which
matches one of the colors in tho ploid
of the waist material. These froata
nro held together by cufflinks through;
button holes. The revers are faoett',
GOOD HOADS NOTES.
Frodtltnc Turnpike Compwil?, .
A law has boou passed by the Miobi
gnu Legislature requiring the turuy
pike companies in the State "to con
struct, reconstruct, repair and nioili*
tain their roads in good repair, arid
of tho saino material and in the same
manner ns required by .their charter,
within six months after the pnssago of
the Act." If they fail to comply will
the law. the roads aro to bo consid?rai
ns abandoned, and no further toll omi
bo charged on them.
How It Helped tliw Farmen..
"Tho beauty of goo\l roads wa^^Atr
amplified Saturday," cays the Quincy
(111.) Herald, "when tho farmers of
Riverside aud Ellington townships
came to town with loads of hay atti
straw and produce, and tho farinors'ef
other townships had to stay at bonis.
Tho Riverside and Ellington township
farmers carno to town via tho Locukt
street tolforded boulevard. The farm
ers of tho othor townships had to in
main ut homo, because tho roads we|o
too muddy. To start meant to .le
mired, and so no start was made. A?jd
all beeauso of lack of cuterprisoju
providing good roads." 'l
Tower Kcuuirctl on Groden. 1
American highways have often close
ly followed tho old Homan model, aid
run straight ahead regardless of ob
stacles. It seems not to havo occurred
to our road-builders that les3 power
is., expended in going three miles
around a hill than ono milo np it, cr
that it is easier to cut down a hill butte
than for all travelers to climb it thou
sands of times, or that no heavier load
can bo hauled thau can bo drawn up
the steopest part. To nttaiu higher
levels the precipitous sidon of hills
have been scaled, requiriug extreme
grades, when such could have been
avoided, aud moro circuitous courses,
not materially longer, would havo ar
rived at the same spot with less ex
penditure of energy. Mountain rouis
can be kept in order only with extreme
lufficiilty. Tho work on them, ?hc
time au\? unnecessary energy wasted
in surnionnikig them, nnd the half
loads that only cni?be-haulod on them
aro sources of great and' constant los*.
In foreign countries overy efi?r?; is
made to keep grades down to' four per
cont., that is, a riso of four feet.in
overy hundred, aa this has been shown
by exporionco to ho tho maximum on
which loads can bo advantageously
hauled, and even it necessitates the
expenditure of os much energy in one
milo ns in traveling three ou a level,
SoStuat but one-third as heavy a load
can be drawn. A.^ tho grado increases |
mbpv.eVt' * j -i . ?. iago tho labor in-1
.yolvc<r . 9. oxcosfuve that i\t
xnAximuiu ol itu .'.et rise'iii ?H?rtri.^
is usod abroad for mountain rt? &..?>;'."
"atid on thi3 less than one-half calif bo
hauled of what is possible nt'four jin a
hundred, aud but one-sixth as mu,ch
ns ou tho leve!.
So little attention has been paid to
this subject hero that a riso of ten iu
ono hundred is often found ott,' main
roads which are constantly us.?d- by
heavy trafile, and even twelve and
fifteen in a hundred aro by no means
uncommon. This is wrong. Tho
nouvscs of old vonda could be slightly
altered in many cases to their great
advantage, and in other esses new
roads could be laid out. Th!*ee points
ought to be thoroughly looked into be
fore making hilly roads permanent by
macadamizing thom.-L. A. W. Bul
Why Slate Alii ia Necessary.
In .addressing tho Maiyland Slato
Grange recently, General Stone spoko
of conditions which may exist in other
States ns well. Ho said in parti
"Ifindthnt the questSn of State
aid is eliminated in -Maryland by a
constitutional provision "which pro
hibits tho use of State funds for such
a purpose. Get up a sentimentstrong
enough, and amend your"Constitution,
like othor Stales aro doing. It is a
vicious Bystcm that requires localities
to keep up the roads. It is a work
that concerns tue"|i?n^le.'0> the whole
State, and is not a local, question.
Ronds'aro of vital interest to the cities.
Blockade your country' roods to-day,
and to-morrow you^oUy will begin to
scatter. Tho benefits .'o^jgo?d roads
aro equally sharoa"(byilfK|ui?ie8, but
thoy must assist iu' the work of con
struction before th?"? can reap tho ad
"About throe-fourths of tho. prop
erty interests of'^the country are "to be
found in the oiti?s,j|and held by the
corporations.. New,-the farmers, repre
senting about o^i-fourth of the prop
erty inter esta, h::vo boen endeavoring
up thejroacls for the whole
country. The i/esult i? obvious. The
.bidden: was toe/much, and bad roads
or>jecmoiisa?mployiu0 ' ' f>' .
public ro^M A happy sci ii <u o?
tlli" lli^gR-however, presorts it
v?tf. Ijfl?. your convicts in pre
gar i n ?v ^??ai for bu i ! d?fi ggo o d r o ads.
This ha\^HR?i'.tiied in a number of
States,?^J[as proved to bc an eeonom
ical ari \vflHf? i? healthful way ot" work
ing QOnv^K. i .> TI satisfied that Mary-.,
land c(AH employ its short-term
prisonc^Bind of Correction in
mates i|H|gis \, . 'id deliver road
fifty it* a ton in any
convince your legisla
ryland is eo
lation us nuj'
jxj?*>ii cat?, tell
tor ronds, without moro taxes on farm
"Third-You want an efficient
State supervision to ranko sure that
the now money spent un ronds shall
be spent to the best possible advan
, "Fourth-You want to make snro
tor the futuro that all property, and
di tho peoplo interested in or bene
fited by good highways shall contribute
their proper sharp toward building
und maintaining those roads."
KiiUurnnce ot Hornea.
Tho Vodotto, tho rogimontnl journal
of tho Twenty-first Laucors, gives an
interesting account of a march carried
put between Cairo and tho Bitter Lakes
and back-205 miles in live days. This
ir-as-done to -cst thc relativo merits of
the three classes of- horses in usa in
tho regiment, namely, Arabs, Waters
(bronght from India by the Seventh
Dragoon Guards), and Hungarian re
mounts lately suppliodrto tho regiment.
The Arabs were six to ten years old,
the Wafers fourteen years and upwards
aud tho Hungarians four to five years
old, "rather young for such a trial
Tho verdict was that, oven allowing
for ago, tho Hungarian horses were
decidedly, inferior iji breeding and
stamina; aud tho Walors, though in a
more tomporate climato they might bo
superior to tho Arabs, under tho pre
vailing conditions of service in Egypt,
"with short rations and plenty of sand,
long periods without water, and tho
temperature at 180 degrees in tho
shade," were decidedly inferior to tho
Arab, which, iu a desert march, showed
itself well ablo to carry tho British
soldier, with his impediments. As
tho weight carried was an average of
nearly sixteen stone, thu marches wore
decidedly good, namely, thirty-live,
fifty, thirty, fifty-oight. aud thirty-two
miles per day. One Arab, thrco Wal
ors and cloven Hungarians wero "laid
up iu tho sick lines" after the trial.
Tim Locality of DixciiRO.
In nu interesting article on tho
areas of disease tho London Saturday
Boview remarks upon -tho consensus
of medical opinion that diseases in
gouoral have their local habitations
some, like tropical animals aud plants,
living only in tho tropics; some, liko
consumption, gradually spreading
over tho wholo earth, whilo others,
liko leprosy and smallpox, aro by de
grees becoming limited in their dis
tribution, possibly tending, it may be,
toward extinction. On the other
baud, however, there are regions to
which diseases have never reached,
for instance, on tho summits of high
mountain ranges and in tho circum
polar snowfields of tho earth and air
and water aro as barren of tho mi
trobo9J9BHjSSI as they arc of animal
life. '4?B?SBKfflr* in til0 Kcvicw ad
mits tlufeill'"a:c^untry liko Britain,
i-ixicul?populatedll for maay centuries,
and witpj fe?Trae'BVmrc?fotion of popu
lation, ifceannot be doubted that every
yard of euffaco contains tho germs of
tho moro .common diseases, and tho
native of some newer land, brought
over to Britain's shores, falls a victim
to its plague-stricken soil; but by gen
erations of a destructive elimination
Britons have become highly restraint
to their nativo diseases-yet not fully
so, for cancer and consumption, two of
tho most common scourges, still hold
Australian Fever Cure. k
"What's that fired gravo for?"
[tsked the recruit.
"Fella all sick: weather bad and
budgery no good down 'bout Womba.
Plenty rain one time, fella catch cold;
plenty fever this time;by 'm-by fetoh'im
longa that place," explained Warrigul,
is a litter emerged from a wurley of
the camp, aud the sick man was borne
:o tho curious grave. The doctor
ivalkcd in tho roar.
Thrusting his baud into the long
litch, to test its warmth, tho doctor
signaled to lower the patient into it.
Ha was then covered from neck to
bot, feet and all. His head alone
.ested above tho dirt. Sergeant Dal
"The blacks put fever patients in
ho ground like that, and steam the
evor out. They say tho earth will
haw off tho evil spirit, und then fill
dm with life."
"Electric currents, by Jove!"
The next day tho late patient was
lobbing around like a three-year-old.
Now HICTCIO Tires.
The ingenuity of inventors has been
xcrciscd to tho utmost on bicyclo
ires that cannot be punctured in tho
rdinary way. Various combinations
f springs, plates and rubber havo
?een mada, and tho numher of de
ices registered iu tho Pateut Oflico
n this lino runs far up into the thou
aud. Ono of the latest models shows
sri08pf sprint**? plT 1 vnderneath
ill ? :. .Vi " . .li' I'OV . ' itu ii
loavj i ihber casing, it is claimed
hat'a greater amount of elasticity is
ccured with much ess danger of in
ury tb tho rubbi 'In passing over
ery rough surfa tho springs yiold
o sudden pres: : . and thus insure
lore safety to t oro fragilo outer
lortion.-New Y >>h '<? ?edger.
recliner th? ill'* l'ul?e.
. The fanciful n< .. .Tvhioh<men used
ometimes to ont n that the earth.
^,in some sense, .< .'. ing thinfc would
rob?bly'have dei i suppbf$ ?rom,';.
lie ??cunt'obs?i?v-i . s of Processor1'
bim Milne and o . on the-shivers
nd quivers tarara ? i .tly runthrough
ls rocky frame, bu . capOnotice ex-,
ept when watched " r withr specially -|
onstruoted and exe. tingly dedicate
pparatus. Professe" filno y?t?rls
bat apparatus of ? th?J-' ml ha^'now
eon mnii itted~nT???h < i.'ritisii^^f
I THE CHRIS!
A distinctively Christian flag will
noon bo adopted by a large ?wnibcr of
churchos throughout tbo country with
out regard to d?nomination. Buttons
on which tho fing is conspicuously
shown aro already being worn. Last
Tally day at Brighton Chapel, Coney
Island, a well known Christian worker
lind been nunouneed to maka an ad
dress. Tho chapel was well Ulled and
when thc time for tho address had
como tho speaker failed to appear.
Tho superintendent of tho school, C.
C. Overton, after apologizing for tho
absence of the speaker, was obligod to
take his place. Tho subject of bis talk
?was "Tho American .Flag." On tho
platform was a bean!ifni dag, the gift
of James II. Perry Post, Ch A. Ii. Mr.
Overton dwolt upon the principles
for which tho Hag stood, tho devotion
of its followers, tho loyalty, fidelity
and constancy which should be shown
by Christ's followers. Tho want of a
Christian Hag impressed Mr. Overton,
nnd as ho told tho writer, "tho Chris
tian (lag nppearod to bo floating in the
air as I was speaking, and I gave tho
Thc Christ.ian Fla-!- be . holt
Thc Christian Flag? cn - furl
The .Clinst-'tan Flag? Cod bles
And lei j? ^?tiffy
Tba WouJ starcross o
And may it wave tri
long. To, cv . 'ry clime and " na'
froe. Tho Christ-ion Flag! un . fail
Seas, Till all the wide ere ? a .
God speed Its ??o . rious . mis-sion,
Ob, nay* it bear tho mes .sage
And ail . tho world o - ni . ted,
The Christ-tan Flag!be - hold it. A:
I "Why is it," askod tho inquisitive
ono "that a rooster cro<ws, ami a crow
cawa?" It is true that a rooster roosts,
but nobody over heard of a crow elbow
ing. Thia is n question that should
occupy tho attention ol Ibo acion titi
A woman, porbnps,
0 n description of it then an
as it stauda upon our platfori
I belioro it \va3 an inspira
om beaven of a banner tba'
wave triumphant over the
. 'ag is most. .symbolic. Tho
i white, representing peace,
id innocence; in tho upper
, a bl no square, tho color of
iloudod sky, emblematic of
l ! i homo of the Christian, also
1 ' faith and trust. In tho
o blue is the cross, tho en
jeu symbol of Christianity;
red, typical of Christ's
y sect of Christ's follow
so tho flag, and it is
iblo to all nations. It
reed or denomination.
iy Crosby, tho Christian
wril 'ti tho words of tho
E. nntingLon Woodman
lore 'eproduced. Ncithor
vnv.i xor music, has been
ll aro dedicated by
i followers of Christ
uga an-1 c.
blood. , 5
M". Overt' i to i;
the world o\ r.-.:
tm - '
iy. rail . lions. Til? ' joy
Jtjjj Je - fitts, Wlio 'died ? i
um . pluat O'er land. and ?its
V?'iih ar . nest hearts wt)
"CooJ wL'l - and peace to
Our lav . lri2 Sa? - lev.
ii 4tail', lt .wl? j'jp, songi,
fi I? Cool; Heil, Kor.
momo ter seems to fal
en you walk into a
low is an advancing c
room fitted up in
smaller than it
Vclier Hand, blue of