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"WHEN NAMKS MAY RE HYPHENATED. FASHIONABLE ARCHITECTI"1:E-S0C"IETY IN WASH liSQ-fQW QMBMAH CAMM Iti'cii-Es rr.oM a TAMut'S HOUSEKKKPCB a QUMFSI OF PARU KAolUONS. Hyphens, when used In this country In connection with the family name, may, in the majority of cases, be l-egar led in the light of a harmless hut somewhat rilKrulOUS piece "f conceit. In most In stances, they arc adopted far the sol- purpose of endowing commonplace Anglo-Saxon patronymics with a glamor of gentility anal aristocracy?Just in the same way that bo many people bearing l>utch or German B<Oanding names coolly assume without any right the predicate 0f "ran" OT "Von," and those possessing French, Italian or Spanish names ?TSfll thereto either a "dc" or "di." The assump? tion of thc hyphen is only Justified when the bequest Of landed Mtatea '>r personal property is made con? ditional on the legate's adoption of the name of the tSStSlOT in addition to his own, thc two patronymics being la that event connected by the little line of union known as the hyphi a. With this exception, hyphenated names have no "ralsoa d'*tl*e" whatsoever, and their use is merely calculated to provoke that contempt which ls al? ways excited by snobbery; for it ls difficult to ascribe the growing frequency of hyphenated name* both. In Bagtaad and In this country to any other tailing tha'i tha; BO mercilessly satirized by Thack? eray. In Oreat liritain, lt ls mostly i>eople of the middle classes endowed with social aspirations and plebeian names, who adopt the hyphen. Dn Mau rier, ihe English caricaturist, ls never tired of por? traying In the pages if "Punch" parvenus who hope, by hyphenating their cognomens of Jones. Robinson or Smith to the aristocratic names of Ponsonby, Montmorency or Cavendish, to diminish the commonplace character of the former, oblivious of the fact thal the Juxtaposition, on the contrary, serves to accentuate their quality. In one word, tho adoption of the hyphen must be regnrdeal as an affectation of superiority to the class and status to which the hyph.nator really belongs, and, while lt may serve to render the patronymic "genteel," lt will never succeed in making lt "gentle." Fashion ls all powerful In everything nowadays, and change ls eagerly Bought [or In .very direction. This is all as lt should I.e. perhaps, when lt affects things spbemeral; but lt ought not to dominate architecture People 0 ' sooner build a Queen Anne h"iise at great expense as a permanent habitation than they lind that the ti<le has turned and only | what is (""redan. ?,r its Colonial Imitation, is a i niire-1. Undoubtedly it ls the mod.-rn style ot build? ing cheap edifices, and the use of srood as a ma? terial which cause thee* rapid transitions and pre? vent* a permanent standard of taste; hut lt ls quit* true that tfee cut-up Queen Anme cottages, which every one considered vi pretty and picturesque a few years ag'), look out of date anl unattractive r.ow ta (v.-s accustom--d to th* Sever* simplicity and ample proportions of the present admixture of Gre? cian and Colonial. Perhaps lt may be that the stan lard itself is better, however inappropriate the materials with which lt ls carried out. A charming example ,,f the "latest thing" in Ore clan design merits description, It ls a common be? lief that classic effects must be monotonously pg'i lar, whereas it was one of the principles of Hellenic building that, although the component parts must be harmonious, they may be quite Irregular In ar? rangement. In this Instance, availing hims, if of this license, the architect had evidently taken the Erechthehim at Athens as his mo-l-l entrance, the portico with its fluted columns leing raised in front over a basement and approached with two flights of steps, -while the two wings were each on a dif? ferent level, the one reaching the ground level, with lofty columns that extended past two stories, and the other commencing on the level of the main building, but extending to only half its height. On entering the effect is extremely pleasing, the hall being In the shape of a half-circle, with a peri? style effect of pillars of yellow marble, supporting a gallery which gives access to the be'lrooms by means of exquisitely carved stairways at either end. This rotunda or hall is lighted from above with yellow cathedral glass. Th? floor is of white marble, covered with tiger skins and white-bear rugs; and under the gallery are the doors leading to the drawing-room, dining-room and library'- Be? tween these doors are niches Ulled with vases hold? ing spreading palms, all of the woodwork being of white enamel. The effect of this entresol ls exceed? ingly beautiful, and makes tho visitor long to see the glories beyond. The footman In livery' ought to have been a Grecian youth in tunic and sandals'. Washlnagton society ls one of the moat peculiar social organizations extant; nothing like lt can be lound anywhere else In the lUlllosd world. Too email to form itself into illwtlnct classes, which would also be Impossible on account of political obligations and diplomatic usages, there are, never? theless, marked sets and cliques; anal these, how? ever often they mingle in public, have very de? fined lines and bouri'laries that are na.t as easy to pass as lt would seem. The transitory* character of "Washington life, which is made inevitable by rea? son of the constant changes In official and <iij?'.o matlc circles, and which heretofore has rendereal inythlng like a permanent social organization lm ixwsible, ls, nevertheless, one of Its greatest charms; and lt is no wonder that cultivated people of k tsars and comfortable fortunes are beginning to find that. In vulgar parlance, they caa "get more f..r their money" at the Nation's capital than anywhere else In this country. The climate, too, ls greatly In Its favor, being wintry enough to suit healthy constitutions, with? out the rigors of an absolutely Northern latitude. Every year, therefore, brings desirable addltfcma tO the permanent resident i-.pul.-i.tion, which will form the real nucleus of Washington society in thc course of time, and which will, unaloubt'-dly, become as conventional and stereotyped as that of London or Paris. Then the. happy-go-lucky days, with their queer makeshift* and curious admixture of poverty and w<*a*th, ceremony an<i IbIbsiiI slier, the Igno? rance of the new World hobnobbing with the rmvoi** faire of the old. and all the strange contrasts that have made the Washington of the past v. provin? cial, and yet at the tajn,- time so cosmopolitan, will gradually disappear, and our seat Of government will eventually become the social, as well as the po? litical, metropolis of America. At present, howey?. In spite of the many Improvements of the pant decade, lt ls Still the Washington of old lovable and delightful with all Its Inc.nnsistencles and In? congruities, but still In a way rustle. "It ls curious," sat.! one of the diplomatic con-*. who had come most unwillingly to Washington from a gay Kuropean capital, "how quickly one becomes used to the life over here, and (trows to like it, although at first lt seems such an anomaly and so crude. I lind that New-York, although much more In touch with the world, does not really nos sess the ingredients for a ge .1 society u'.Ht exist In Washington; lt ls too commercial, and OM Boer de velopments of socriety are n'.t posxlbl* In such an atmosphere. Hut for Washington thrre. are great possibilities."_ As a rule, the stranger visiting Washington sos very little of tho Inner social life, an.l ls apt to ludge of Its society by the big puitical functions which are open to all com.-rs, nrli which are nec? essarily composed of the nest heterogeneous ele? ments. This constitutes the tlrst or outer circle, as lt were, into which every oas can rater who owns a decent gown and a Hard fSSS The entertain? ments in this . lMe are the various receptions he-Id by those in official life; the levees at the White House and. Of onir* , tb* Congrtsslonal galleries, are <>|?en to all comers. Next comes the regular political society, which ls ulso very general In Its Character, an'1 Into Which lt ls easy to ( ffect an entree. Decidedly more exclusive, however, is the circle within, a charming coterie composed of the old residents and Army and Navy magnates, who have been In the different departments until they hav.- hecome completely identllied with Washington life; who live modestly, entertain hospitably, in simple Southern fashion, anal who mix more or less with the political as well as the fashionable sets. It is the latter which may be called the Inner circle ? af all. and one equivalent to the "smart set" In New-York or Hoston. This consists of the members of the corps diplomatique, pa'..plo Of good social i?> altlon and large fortunes who have chosen the capital as a winter's residence, and those who have a sufficiency of wealth and social tact to siuc.ad. To this set those who hold even the highest posi? tion* in the Oovernment do not necessarily belong, tulles* they possess the open sesame in the way of social position in Vanity Fair., Just what the touch of nature or art ls. by the way. that makes the whole fashionable world kin IS bard to (lellne; but that lt exists and ls a very potent influence ls In? disputable, and there ls a certain free masonry , among these birds of a feather which causes them j to flock together wherever they may be. The aristocratic old residents of Washington who consider themselves to be a sort of Faubourg St. I Germain regard the "rich Interlopers" Into the rnost ?xclusive sc* with great disfavor, and tell verv 'unny stories of tho lack of savoir-faire shown hy hose %vho flatter themselves that tiny art. th? Tfmc de la et>*-me. "!>'> you know Miss __.'' atest?" sall a,ne of the j*. *?* \\-.'H delightedly 'Sh.- enuc down to se* If. !?? s. ;n a tea trou-n the >ther afternoon, and excused herself for leing vr liam de plume':" "Fancy the .urogance of t.'iose Insufferable X's'" ?xclaimci another member of the old regime. 'They tactually, al a ne of meir bi-; functions, divided their lrawing-n.om with a white ribbon, just aa they do it weddings, reserving a comfortable space for what ihey chose to consider th,- court circle!" GERMAN CAKES. CRISP AND DAINTY THINGS FOR THE AMERICAN HOUSEKEEPER The smaller cakes fair coffee and tea, to be suc -esssful, have to receive the same careful treat? ment as those of larger size Here are a number >t good standard recipes For Zweltxack take a ponml of flour, a quarter -lound of butter, a pint of milk, otu- onr.ee of yeast two whole eggs, the yolks of two more, aad four unices of sucir. Dissolve ths yeast In part of tba ?nllk, and melt the butter In the rest of it. the milk mist of course be lukewarm. Bet a sponge of part )f the Hour and the yea-;!. When rls-n add the rest )f the Ingredients, and knen'l and wauk the whola 'ntll lt is a firm dough. Shape lt into halls, let rise again, then bake until a light brown. When :old cut tho balls into halves, and (,ut anea more n the oven, until brown and crisp. 1 ir you nav 'orin your dough into small loaves, inst.-.il of b. IN, mal cut them Into alicea after they are baled, ivhlch you put In the oven a seconal time, as <abcve, Before doini; BO you may brush, if you like, s,-me sweetened water over the slices, and sprinkle Hem ivith sugar and cinnamon mixed. In the oven lt arlll harden to a glazing. Thea* S-Wrelback will la ? I, 'or a long while If put In a dry place, The next is a recipe for "klpf. 1," ,,r little horns. Which every one remember* who hus eaten tl em in the south of Oermany or In Austria: Take wo ind a half pints of flour, three eggs, one >gfl] of cream, one ounce of yeast dissolved In milk, a inaner pound of butter and a pinch of salt. Xix ind beat vigorously with a large si>o,,n. Bel to risa Then transfer the dough to a t*aklng-boa>rd lusted ovr with Hour, and roll out to a thin sh.-t. fut lt into squares as big as tb* palm of your lund hy means of a cake wheel. Koli up til.- Bquafta cross-cornered, bend them so as ta. form a ha? niaa.ui (which, by-the-way, they repres. nt In d rision of the Turks, when 'Irivaai hack from Vienna i-i i'o 1; Bd them t" rise ? second tim", and thai bake them light brown on a buttered sheet-lroi bakintr-pan. You may sl*0 lill tlc horns with th following mixture: Blanch anl pound t? a pasti tw.> ounces of almonda, to which all two ounces ??! well washed currants, '?::?? and a half ounces of sugar, half a teaspoonful of cinnamon and the jula.f half a 1'inon. lipread th- mixture .,v,-r th* squares of dough before rolling them up. A plain but very rood ka. 1 of <toffee-cake l? caii.-i milk-bread, at. l is made thus: Take of flour one and a quart, r pounds, ,,f 1 .vi"'.-r two ounces, of yeast two ounci a, two eggs and miik enough to ; dissolve the yeast. Bet a sponge of th.- latter anl I some of the (lour. After lt 1..1-1 r.-cn add the but- ' !? r .nd egga, a little lugar, and -nore milk if rosary to make s not too Btllf dough, which beat with your hand until lt blisters Lei rise ngaln, then mi Uld into round cakes as Inr.-.- as a \ roil, which s.t to rise on a more. Banish them over with sn egg beaten up snd bak* for aboul a quar? ter of ,o\ hour; 'ar b>ake them pure and simple, pate ..ff some of the brown outside, illce "ff ? piece of the top to serra <as a cover; make .-. hol? low place lin '.ern'.ith, till it up With BOOM kind of preserves md rover it with the piece -ii.1 off. Now alip tha- cakes into milk, ti get moist, anl put them on a sheet-iron pan. Make ? faxing of the whites of thr. ?? egga and three tablespoonfuls ,,f pow 1, r-d sugar; spread lt over the rik.-., and bake them once more In s very moderate oven, until nice anal yellow. These <cake* ar.- call. 1 "glased coff** bread " Another kind of small cakes poe* hy the name of "duchess br.-ad " Take one pint of milk, two trances <.f butter, two ounces <>f sugar and a pinch of salt. Set on the stove tc come to a boll, then stir Into lt while twiting, and very gradually, half ei pound Of Hour, Continue -.tlrrinR until the but? ter draws away from th- slaVs .,f tb* vessel Then pour lt into a deep bowl to pet cool, when "all three whole egg-*, the yolks 1 f liv, and a lrttle ex? tract of lemon or orange p..:. Now transfer the dough to a baking-board, wll floured, anl form'll Into cakes like aaaaage* of a flnger'a length. Brush them all (aver with some erg beaten up. then sprinkle with granulated m>gar, and t*ake in a moderate oven for about twenty mlnutea When done they ought IO be twice their original Sh**. As soa.n as cool make an !n<-l?lon lengthwise anal HU the opening with some kit.d of marmalade. Voa may also Fhape jrour dough |nto ronni bells, which bake slowly until of a light brown. When et them In halves, make B small cavity In each, fill them with chocolate creed* Join it'""' taogether again and cover them with a Chocolate glazing. Cakes Called "Apostle 1 P-al" are more elah.rate to prepare, hut the pals* taken are v.. ll repa li by the result. Bet a sp tit* ?r ,l quarter pound ..f flour anal a thlr-1 of an ounce of yeas) dba 'ive I in luk-warm water. While the eponge 1- ralalng mix t'ir-,-quart'rs ,,f a |a ht1. Of flour with a a'.. Spoonful of su:-ar, a laltapoonful of snit, half a pound .heavy weight) ef sw.-t butter, half a cup? ful of lukewarm water and f""r egga Wa.rk nil this, without the aponge, to a dough, adding from time to tim- another egg until you hav- eight In [ all. When your dough ls light and soft add th- ; <SP>OQage and BS< the whole tO rise for four hours. ' Thea transfer the dough to a board dusted wltn flour, anl w .rk it w?ll over and over again, when ; Iel lt lest for two tours more. Work lt again anl put it for .noth.-r couple of ha.nrs in either a cool ellar or .11 le* Porm lt lin illy !:.t . small oval loaves as law as your hand, brush them a,vr with j o-u beaten 'ip ami bake ti..-m for a cpi of an ha.ur A lecll-e for "hutter rings." to be eaten u ? , as ii.ke-1, with coffee ?.r tea, is the fellowing: Take a pint anal a cul "f sweet cream. ..nc- pound quarter y .-'? sweet butter Md heat wini.- Mirving I until the butt.-r is melted and the milk about luke- ! warm. Then add, still stirring, four ona.< (light weight) of yeast, the grated rlnai of a lemon, two eggs, and lastly, two j?.unals of !.?? -t flour I:.- n. th* batt'-r over the lire until lt leaves the sides of the veeael anal gets stiff suiliclently to shape it Into rings as |<al*g* a > a saucer. To do thi- you haVS first to transfer Hie batter to a li Sired t>aklng noaral. Sat the rings to rise on a piece of buttered paiK-r. which plaie in your sheet-lra.n biking pan .lust befor,. baking brush the rings with a mixture of an egg b.-at, n up aid a tablespoonful each <>r Cream aad malted butter; then sprinkle with gran? ulated sugar and eltinain'in. The latter ls optional. Hake In a slow oven. The following also ls very good when eaten the same day M tasked! Make a dough of mm IKMind Of flour, till",; ounces of >p>0Wd>*red sugar, 11 puah of salt, three eggs, twa. ounces of 11,. itel butter and a little cream. Koli out ta. a sheet, em into snips an huh wide with a cake wlic-l and knot the strips so as to fa.rm a loop or a how. Bake them like doughnuts In plenty of bolling lard until of a light brown. Sprinkle them ?iti. sugar while bot They ought to be crisp, i.ut nat greasy. They go by various quaint n..nie.-. OM of them ls "Kheinlsh rop a." AM AMU SIN Ct tl A VE. An amusing game which childp ti Ilks is played thus: Three or moro players sit round the table, anl each has a pencil ail'! a piece of paper folded into three. Then the player draws a picture of the head of a man. beast, bird or fish, carrying tho lines of the neck over the first fold to guide the next per? son. The he.ial ls doubled "V r so as not to he seen and the papers are [Maa* 1 "ii ta. Un- left-hand Beigh bor*. Then each player draws a body, also carry? ing the line* a little below the fold. It ls then PAiwed on as before, and the leg* are drawn In th* same way and folded over. Then they are opened, and If w.ll done CBUBB a r-reat deal of 'aughter. <>f course, (acta person does not know what his predecessor has drawn, and the body and legs are quite different, and look like the drawing elven herewith. _ I FBENCH DINNER-GOWN. AM. A BPfUttO HAT A I.A WATTBAU. This very pretty Paris dinner dress has a draped skirt of satin pi ieau openlag over an underskirt j of black peau de sol.. The corsage of the peau de i ' sole opens upon a plastron of the sa.ln ponceau smbroidered with jet and steel. The bertha and drapery are ii, satin ponceau, glittering with steel. The full sleeves of satin ponceau are held down by e;?t,roid.r, I "braceleU." Tbs collar of black vel? vet d fastened With ??* diamond buckle. one of the most piquant of the new French hats ls this "chapeau Watteau." It ls of fancy straw. coquettishly caught Bp With quits B large bunch ! ' v- , of roses. The hal this spring promise to be usually quaint sn l bi imlna Ths bonnets e. ii ?: be much smaller ard exist at ,, . Alli I \<ii>.\ III 1.11 li. Why d , American women allow themseli * I i s duri lni rt so n? Is lt tbe n* i hd i, eihausia I ? rgles? Or ihe so rial strucxle? < >r ar.- they lal Hoi ... men ar.- fur mora apt io steep themselves fresh snd f-'r snd seth ?? M io) hal ?? been ara irstrlans al seventy. Tl -ming n itron In Warwick shire who is a famous horsew*?tnan, .T,d ha den over th. tl t lbs boon i* f,,r fully forty yean, outer she was i pink becked girl. Wis i< 'tm ? ' I tiring a rider as ls .'ur own strone, pt. nv dsos-hter How m ,:,*. American n. i How : - - ?-??? I Mk.- ?bl-- flain f . at. x- . . - i, -'ir-, d' ? '? of fresh a:r ind < daily bat ? antro] ol I li* i Th* Duobes* of Msrlborough ffotmerly Mr*. Ham araiel > la M t*e making [WepdesM**' "?? Rngllsh es'.*" whli h i-p.. aaa mstea na .-\ lona 1% put Ung la new and th** -lectrlc Hk-W Kite oas marv kind things tor ihe people Bl; |( ii. r. ? ted sn i sd Tlie Other -V/7. ri***" Duchess* h*-r Crace ,.f Man ?*?/:,,? rina ti"Tii ii-T carrisgs ?'? i l<-rit at I'ui Her A rsea i n .way, ind abs was u from ? he id snd I ice were cut A-Tiew Invention la or,.- f,,r moderating th*? tone ? mhlch i- .-ai.-ila*' i lo rall down mrs of suffering neigh? bors If 'un r- applied to the rt.-tdn ot mont -Ter? mini i. does not injin.- iho i i.s tli.- * *i ? delight? fully lt ls o| ted end of ths . Mi-s Margot T.-rinint. the brilliant young Eng ll im oman s ho is said to be tl.rtglnal of "l>" !...*? I, ,s at |ai t pei milted ker? ba won i.v one ..f b.-r many suitors. Rhe is to Im- ,,, ,rr|. | lu June t i ti,.- Home Se, rotary, Mr. Asquith, Miss Tenn mt ta tbs third daughl r ' Hlr .'hit ;? a Tennant, a l im i iwner, and one ..r her i>r<>:i.? ? Mr. Asquith's private a, ompllshed an I Intel > mu and pictures, rv p ?:?? ' ,ry. Ph" ls lectual giri. I* : and is au escellenl borse woman. hhs and dr future husburid are both members of thal coterie Of fasbloiiiible mid I Olltl ,.,i people with brains ivh.i call themselves "souls." Mr. Balfour Ib ?aid i? bs tbs most eli? gible match k ft la the group Mr, a qultta ls s widower Of forty two. Tb.- a.-companying por tralts ar., those nf th betrothed l"'lr- Whlls vi>v?^*- ^W/'// "Dod ?" In h*-r brlgtit- >s MM and merrymaking qualltl". ls like MUm Ten : , ,,, u M..,,,!! Ih, said that otherwise tho . har I acts* .1 *BB not at all r- s.-nibU. BrST. When wrltlag a letter the topra* Mala nV :.: -r?.;iri:^d,HuH"nu,r^ck,e: V .Vf?oWn" e?,%TO*"-Si bunted with ? diamonds and gold- _ ,-. It, ,,., ths most ....irked acknowledgment by O^dSr.^' ,S-.r,.-..."rlteformciur, ,t,J'?; %;V'';.1 '-I''' bul d.s asked Mrs. V;.v,.-.!"a,,.f;"...b.r I->'??'',-'?- w-"" -This la aoasrthlag > aatoalablag for BnB??i_ let the fair ownera of country homoa and gmn 1 , ,. ,,,... ,,ne of tbs most sxqulslts , houses -emembei i o^cotatlon is thej l,1"",s f"r, ""'. is bi ? **--*>? *?? ?SM Bohurnm Jasm ?""; f ???.,,, ;inil ,.rt, ,??,h ,,,,,,.,-s of 'bu". ^ wonderfully decorative spnnk .-I over 1U aa of wytef . "*** '""k;" _ fad ov-r and twin-about some J teajrtb. and ma'ta h * ??,..^.^ ???.,.,,.. arusii. ,.,.,...' ls. Ita t lM.anty ,.,???,,. ,lA 1 and delicate enec?- ** wltltB and green Um '?","1"1";1 IV rv . eiihalr fenland th- lovely I """?St' , Rf_2 Svs i I he ainu... by Prettrtnc* Bot* I pure wini.- sprays o. g wb eli*n-ed snd ! aolaaum and awum .< morning. Tb- solanum niv.-n fresh water^ profusely out of d.a In will grow and I''* ? -^ lnt0 Ult. Greenhouse summer, but mus- ? < U wanted f-r winier I.'" A llower which ls particularly nice for decoration A now.r xx ,.t,.,.(i.lt narcissus. Its form just now ls the ho-, ;:::rSi';::!^n-jM,,,'i''..M,.', 1 -"I'Ti" ta "*u?ceptlt)le of many bewitching the eye; and lt IB ?"?J-JJ nnrera. No inn- lover of arrancsmems ra i<> tl|1. H|I1Kl(. narcissus is Kefl7r IhlmU.e'.ioi.d. aur.ic.tv.. though tb. latter may be. .-.?. I. it anvbody's business when I^.r.1 and Lady Abenb-n fell In love with one another? A recent hlographer seem* to think ao. for ta d-scrlbe* the I ail;',.,. .....ting "f WtU Isabel Miirjorlbsnk. u?.n only elevea roars old arith the ttaeoty-oae ??i ..ord Aberdeen. The youth had !,.,.? -id J r,,?s country. "?''? ksriag b's way, had asked "'" ?''.',? to .mp tn- Blabi al the lodge of Ouisa ,,ei uilssion ' j i^-toribanks discovered that the Chun.arer was be son of hi* old friend, th* Karl of i Ti-IS-S and took bim to hla heart; and by and by ??I vouni' daushtcr oercelved hla many uerfectlons. A CHAOS OF PRICKS. T IS A BRAVE WOMAN WHO CAN OO TO MARKET. hi: wii.i. OCT "Ki.tsTitATi;n" ir sm: n \s not a rum, HK\I>~!X'.V QUOTATtOMS VARY. The confusion of prices among the butchers, rocers and fish dealers of this city, ls surpassed, if t all. only by the tra.lltla.nal confusion of tongues t the building of tho Tower of BabcL Prices "em to he fixed, or. i?erhaps, rather, unflsed by ?lat trl-partite fraternity with surprising iii'llvldual ldepend-nce. one .baler apparently caring nothing rbatever about another's rat.-s, bal going ahead on his own hook" In a haphazard way akin of the iscjn.itlng uncertainty of spatter-work painting, f Mrs. Captain W'ragge, whose misfortunes were o graphically portrayed lo a sympathetic- pa.sterity j y Wilki- Collins, in "No Nani-." got "flustrated" nd badly mix."i iq. wttti h"r orders, while essay lg the role of a hoarallng-hoiise waitress In her ay. the average housekeeper must Inevitably be a.me more "flustrated" snd badly mix.-al up while Bsayfng her family marketing, to-day, amid the haotic prices of provender whl'-n are as varied aa he lairds of the air or the fish of the sea. Dealers i meat, groceries and tish generally assert that rices, as a rule, are uniform throughout thc city, ut their assertion is not verified by th- experience f a Tribune reporter who, during the last lew ays, at the imminent risk of Incurring temporary. ' not permanent mental alienation, has called upon ?any dealers in ths apeclfled three Hms of trade i different parts of that ex tens! V* section of the Ity, lying between Fourteenth and One-hundrrd ad-twenty-flfth sts. anal First atvl Ninth aves. kxampi.ks Of DIVBRS1 PRICES nm MEAT. The following sixteen examples will wtTtft ta) show h" rang- ,,f prices for beef. veal, mutton and pork t Fui' m and Washington market's, and In the nu lerlcally designated avenues, except Plfth-ave., rom I-*ir -1 ta. Ninth aves.. Inclusive, tb* pi ces in Icated being In cents fair a pound Killian W**hln*t in Tlie ' m...,-. Mr'.' Mo ki c 1,1' Miles. :>-..f. porterhOUM <<t?nl<.'JU ZS -'" I I 33 leaf. mii"U. steak."i ra i-- '? -*? ????f. round Heall.W IS li to IS ,.- r, nh roast. Ill ti 11 i. is '?????:. -irioin ro**t.-'? '-"* UotoSt leef, *tewlng. 7 N s n, lo ? .'--7 23 -" ' M ??.ii. loin.a a> i- ' -" 'eal, hrenat.IB H ?" '" " tal. eui.-.. 21 'J- auto -i ttl. , hops .-B tX 1** to -"' lu'-, ai. I a-i ' ?; if. r.Il ll III tu 14 lutl?n. i ,.???fl'.m..lu I- Blois .m is istuia luil?n, '??;'i.s. tt '-'?? an lo W : h ? ilder . t. '?' T to jo ark. lola.H I' l2lolS Tlie quotat lona given sre far meeta regarding vinch th.- dealers differ concerning the quality, ti* high priced dealers declare that their ii n iperlor to those of ti"' low-priced dealers, who, he) intimate, palm "ft upon their customers Ti -cai teei tor corn fed cattle, also Belling them "too" ? il and antiquated rams instead of healthy calve* ind tender I.itnbs. Tlc l* Insinuations the low* irlced deai-rs Indignantly d*ny, and aver thal tl"* ilgb-prlced dealer* are extortionists, who fatten ipon the credutlt] of an over-confldlng nil lons luffering i.pl*, lt will be n.I that, In *ome In lance--, tic pulton Market quotations are hither. uni In other- i 'u-r thm than thoa* ,,f Washington Harket, while the -aiic applli ? lo th- latter rnar tet'i quotatloi - when compared v.iih tics" nt the ; nc I** api iovima-. ly ? .tinter ...lan,.oh other, taking tie two lists In th lr i n In t\. aid bi emlngly dls| ; the loni chi i lef ,,f bousewlvea thal meal la much cheaper lu ngton than In Fulton .Market. In Ih* quota ions ,,f prices In Ihe ares les, ths i ?wi I h.,? ol :'? ' ,- I Ninth av-. From the former iviiu- westward, and th* lattei eastward, the -?? until r> ichlns Klxth-a\'* . *here ihe hlgh*si pn.i prevail There ls dttle llfferenc* between th* pries downtown ami thoa* iptown, on the Fast Bide, bul In the more ? ?? rat lc neighborhooila of the Wesl Side, pru ill] aomewhal higher than thoa* "ti the Wi il -Ide downtown. A meat dealer whom the reporter i-k'l f..r au explanation as to th* Kt'cat dlacrep Hes ot prices, sententious!) and enlgmatl(*ally re illi i. with cunning leei "Karn. lamb, sheep and mutton 'aar begins with a ' " lin: VARIED mi' i:s CIIARCIEO HY OROCBBl. In the grocery tr.ije lhere are taro or throe ea ? aisiir i^-ihii usa-**** wn.. haap eon* bul strictly I als th?.ikI. of agrades ranging from le lowest t.. the highest: who I igues ml furnbih oomplrt* price Usia when ileslred; whose ,r- moderats ii i practically Identical. They ? rerythlng bj ns righi name, and a customer na) be sure nf i whai he ordi rs. 'or th* pulp. " - ..f Ihi- arti, ie the piles of li'"' '? . mi." tl. ..f other dealers In th* t'Ttitor.a. de : being known aa "the Avenues," Among :; .m the two "i three le . ling inns, thee* is ti... sam* distracting dlver*lt> ol the butchers. Many, and ???riia; i ? ii majority, of ihe ur.ts an .er? in I the ii portei ? \|" ? i : ced a- >nsl lerablo ly, In .-.,ni- ,?..-?<. In makins tho** upon a ii,.in he called ' where he was al " ?ii" Hera, ia wa* either ibtuse or monu ? ? ; : ..s the reporter make oul hi* mi -'. ,' 'A a- s un -a .'. n aa - lilah brice* love* lo hiy. *> ?? ?' ?? ?- ?:? ??? m.'iiNii ri ?' li ai iv, - ? a ? I ?? > |w) ? arra monlab un i ? : -? ?< iii r* a Pot th* pu;-.f comparison, the follosrli es ,n common use hav* be< n Kn-U of i ii ll,. ,.. nu* ' "-? lb .. S3 c. ,..', tt : ;,, I ? ? ' ? Ih....... 3U i ? iki ;:.? i . as I I i' :-? . j. ? , . au i . ?., ""? ? t.'i in. Bi. .'<? i ;?. sn ? . s., ii I th ... sa .. ss ? . M ira, Uti i, ra ,-'???!, lt. :;o .. .;<? i . SS '"IT.' . Ki, i mateo: II,. '.'a. .. '.''. i , 'fit ? o' tt. . .'.j .. .; t , - , ni-ii.-.i. lb,. :. .. .vi, ii I 4 . . o'. I', Hour. be?i family, on bbl IS nu .. 13 flu , , $:, ?.?:, flour, P. -t fauniv, p.ik. 7o .. To . . ;.-, ' | ??? ii.l . 4 ;:. .. i ; . ... :..?. Kl.,ur. i'd quality, lier b*a... IB .. IB lu To 'a.il. ? ?!,i . ;, it, |.u?. 23 .. S? tu Scotch, | ll, pk*. . . Ill .. IO tu ll "Mi.'., il, ? i: i r ai.e.-, tti a .. ;: . i , 41 . Hominy, l" lt. pk*. SH .. 33 lu :?.-," II imlni. Mb pfc* . ls .. 1 ? , , gu 1 ? x'ln in- kui....:: t:> ., :i ia ... 4,?, lb . ii .. :> |U ]_? Bloater*, lu.???. down. tj. :., 1, ,., The foresolng quotation* for groceries are eon I'm. 1 to th" mde* ,,f k-,?,.|s u-.-l by the average consumer, anl nol th* gourmet, f.,r whom nothing ls too ? ?? tl) For instance. th? ,pi,,t.m.m* for tea embrace only three snide* the loweai .md th* n.xt two highest bul the "standard'' price for the best grade* n much higher, the host oolong, Bng li?.h itr-aUfast and Young Hyson tea* being $1 each a pound, and the be?( Japan t*a, ti ZS. The Bama conditions apply t'> the range of prices in the avenues and up and down town In relation to groceries ns apply to nu il THU I INW't.W. SIl'i: fal' TIIK HSU QUESTION, uh-n the gray-haired reeders of this article were Ikivh there was much eon;roy, ray between the United galatea and Oreel Britain about their respect? ive Hobing rights In Canadian waters, it wm s serious tishl.on? <>f contention. hoary headed n-id-rs win remember hon min? strels settled lt lt. their song, in par. .. . Hows: "ir 1 ?,is Sa pr.mtt'-nt ..I. tam United PfnU'a I'd letti* un ?'?? h-li ipi. sn... nc anim'; Olva Aa Y.uik..s nil d* nco, ga' d* IliitiKh nil rio I ?.? i, Htr.-t'h de i"'Uii lal v lin* <d* totber elna "i. Jordan." rnhappiiy, the present iish question In this oitv cann ,t be so deftly adjusted, as the reader tn av Judge from the following rurotatlona obtained in the < xiwusiv terri:.ry under consideration: Pull .11 Wsahlnaton Tb* Kinds <.f tuii. Market. Market. avenue* I'o.h.li. Millik.-I. S S 7 to 111 I'cplsli at.-itk.IS IS HM., 14 l-i,-.h ma'k.T"i. eaeh.is in rj t . i> Halibut, clil.k-n._99 ls into Wi Halibut, liirn-.n ls IS to SU It'd iiiiti.is, laure.p. lu s|.,l^ Itel anapper*, amain.U"j 13 Hm, 14 Bheepahead .I'. :? 10 to 12 I Snells, sreen.IS IS l lt.. Ki .smells, larg* . l-o is |8to20 The -am.- anomalous coalition* of pries In Ful? ton and Washington markets .xist lu the quota? tions tor tish as in thos,. flor meat, lt has com? monly hen believed that [fulton Market prices for iish were considerably lower than those ,.f Wash IngtOn Mark'!, bul here, a.-l is the eas,- with nc i: a long -cherished delusion aeema to be practically dispelled, for wini.- prices In -oin- instances are higher in on.- market thm In the other, a reverse condition prevails In other Instances; so that, mi the whole, when the matter Ik llgured OUt, tb* re? sult ls about "six of on,- and half a dosen <>r the other." '1'iu- B<ahmongers, generally specking, ar. perhaps sharper competitors arith one another than the butchers and grocers, and they avail themselves generously of their hereditary ripht to Indulge In Billingsgate thal is more expressive than elegant The hlgh-pri.1 dealers do HOI hesitate to say that the low-priced dealers s, ll Ital* tish of unsavory odor, while th.- low-priced dealers, with startling expletives, denounce their more fortunate brethren ta xhnrks anl Bhylocks. HOW Tu lu. FAMILY M VltK lill \'J. Next to, If not before the " sorvant-Klrl ques? tion " ls tho problem, "How ta) do family market? ing," anal lt ls of most dllll.'ult aututton; in fact, ll van bo solved only hy long study un 1 experience. A merry lillie mountain maid gets marna"! and comes to live In the metropolis, hI.1," by side with som" city Kiri, who hes also intetfl the mutri ii...i.lal life. They proudly Htnrt out with brand new mark.-t basketn, and. think they "know all alniilt lt," but Ihey are aa unsophistleate.1 as |?i,|y laabel, whose first order to her batcher was for "somethlnic ;o roast and something to boil." They get "roasted" by tlie tradesmen, and. Anding them H.-lves "in a stew" when lino net home. th,> "boll over" with rag:e mid all.sapi>oltitment. <Succe*sfully to do family marketing on* must tlrnt know what la needed. Familiarity with "cut*," etc., la a prime neceiwlty, lest "a yard of pork" be Ignorantly ordered and threo ol*"'* f*et b* aent to till the bill 9^ntn$nft^mBUBmU>UUBUUIUBUBBmBmBIUBUfBmUUBUBBBBBBmffWBBBBBtUBB se* aa eeeaa SHOULD be used wher-' ever yeast has served heretofore. Yeast acts by fermentation and the destruction of part of the gluten of the flour to pro? duce the leavening gas. Royal Baking Powder, through the action of its ingredients upon each other in the loaf while baking, itself produces the necessary gas and leaves the wholesome properties of the flour unimpaired. It is not possible with any other leavening agent to make such wholesome and delicious bread, biscuit, rolls, cake, pastry, griddle-cakes, doughnuts, etc. :oyai Baking Powder Absolutely Pure. *, ROYAL BAKING POWDER CO., 106 WALL ST., NEW-YORK. wBABmmiBnBmBmBmBmtmuBBmBmBmBmBnBnBmomBmBnBnBWBWB. wtmBmBmBmBmBmBmBmBmBoBmBof Having solved this problem, which ls simple and practical, the embryo family marketer ls con? front,-,| with that of prices, which is so complex and Impractical that its solution would puzzle a Philadelphia lawyer. Th.* only visible means of de? termining what are fair prices s.-.-ms to be the raking of th.- foregoing tables of quotations and Becking to lind "ii happy mellum." Having ne? em- familiar with tie- articles needed and with ih- fair average of prices, tl* marketer may start .?ut wirh a degree of eontld, but must ever be alert agaln?t cajolery and nusr. ;,resentatlon. If a. dealer's prices ar.- to., high he must, like Captain Scott's coon, lie Compelled to -'e-orne <lown." in norance among family marketers ls the root of much evil. It is Imperative that they should nol only know the difference between a fair price nnd an ex: irtlonate one, bul also that they should know tie- difference between an eel and a boa-constriotor, i ll-- ..f mutt ui arid a "pokomoke" saddle, or a tenderloin i.fsT.ak and a "Tenderloin" police precinct. .Much preparation and study are necessary r,' quaufy a p"r> m successfully to do family mar? keting, in which it is very necessary to obeervs th.* immortal rule of the late lamented Davy Crock? ett, "Be -<:ir.- y iu're right. ld n go ali. ad." THE old sr inn: a st. AN ISPiaODR OP PATDAT. Ills plat ? "a-, roar the end Of the long line of retired soldiers ming past rae paymaster's desk. iii- un, i.-nt army blouse was neatly brushed, the bit'..,, whi.-h th.* baby had chewed off that morn Ing had been carefully reinstated wirti a pin. lie b.-ld lils shaking old figure in military fashion, and si .ol attention between forward mm-.--,. I.,;.- as lani! -r in tb,- mysterious sunless bowels .f a lint hons.- bu.- sharp contrast to barrack days ,,ri Ihe plain". A vigorous niece meant kindness; but di" hurt roughly, loo. when she bade him i. I ile- baby snd leave tb., heavy work of his situation to ler. lt.- winced with Bckaowledgment ,,r falling powers as be ar st ched her grai.s at the rope easily raise tb,- lift tn- had sweated over. II- bsd bis trills, but on payday, once a month, were forgotten. Th** meeting with romradoa the aiitltsry atmosphere of the paymaster's office, the [.rib- ..f hearing himself addressed by the title lc- IkiI i liii.-l and sustained in thirty-five yean of Bctlve service, gave him the greatesl happiness life bad lefl f,,r bini. A glimpse of th" Army Heis? ter on the major's d.-**k brought a rebuting shoul.br int.. position. Five lines of the Ip,ok. under "Medals ' ll.nor." wr.. d'voted to ?Sergeant Flynn's dls tliu.-uish.-d gallantry in action in suing an officer anbr tire from th- A pitches. A lady calling U|>*.n Ihe paymaster was an extra ineenUve to look his -in irii sr. Tlc- ma tor spoke a frb-ndly word here and there as h.. paid ..ft tie- mea, Cabart was to chop the ? ? kted railroad's tickets faithfully, remembering that lt reflaetsd on the Army each time he lost a p.,-.lil..n. .Murphy"* old wound was not bad strain, h.* hoped, Whal dM u-diinn'* aaaeti "ye a-s-ua*. I'linking againl when the service eoteetaed htm so highly! Jackson's right hand had bean sacrificed to a nheyenae'a juliet, so he used hts left to take hi* I iv fttipson'S granddaughter came for his, bear? ing bedridden gtlpOOU'S pay account signed with r-w a cross duly witnessed that morning by the priest. Flynn's old hean beat expectantly aa his particular mom.-nt arrived. II** stepped up, angle*I his heels beautifully .ind executed a stlff Jolnted salute. "Patrick Flynn," he announced him? self, iv then tie- ddv visitor changed chain, mur murlng of draughts. The major looked round to his derk "I'l-.is- do-.- (h.* window. Bleak," he said, lib.' nb" Private Patrick Flynn, let, I.e>**s than usual f..r ration; this lime; February a short month. .\.\r " Flynn dragged a heavy step on. The clerk was holding out a fol l.-d pap* r. Flynn entreated him with :i wild glance nol to repeat the major's mis? take. "Private Patrick Flynn; your pay account to be tilled In for March." said the cler',;. Flynn limped across the room with what he had received merely ?> hireling's pension, without h.-nor, without glory! ll- looked through the latticed iron door down tie- shaft at th.- elevator, slowly rising lo lear lum brokenly away. H.- hesitated, think? ing tremulously or his righrs h.- walked back to tb.- iii.Hors desk Th- major glanced up In.iulr Ingly from a pile ,.f papers, and Flynn saluted. "Sergeant, sir.' h.- sail. "Sergeant Patrick Flynn " A frowning g..*.* of wonderment melted Into a smile an tn.- major comprehended. "Why, ot course!" tn* said. "Sergeant Flynn! I didn't give von your rank, did I'"' and a kind hand a ia l.-d ou*. Flynn grasped lt In on.- ,.f his. ,-f. i. ung a succession of happy, nervous, apologetic sabres with the other, "How ure you coining on. Sergeant'.'" asked the M iipr. '"Fust ral-. Major. The baby's Well, slr." ?"dint's good. Hoing io make a soldier of him, Sergeant? ?Th.- saints' willin". Major." He might have been can.vmg th,- regimental odors at parade as he mareil..1 out of tin- room, 'lhere was a moment's delay in ih.- elevator's descent. Flynn's eyes "t., li mt" dui,' I perforce mi,, tlie office. The Major had opened the Anny Register. He was handing lt to th,* lady. "Apache War; saved your father; tln .sl old fellow on the INt." the words came dis Jointedly. Fortunately th.* elevator went down Just then old Flynn s swelling heart bad as much as lt could b.-ar. ? - .4 BIB amethyst FROM MONTANA. From 'I'he H.-l.-ni. Herald. A hui;,* amethyst weighing twelve pounds and measuring nine inches by five tn thickness, iras found recently by Hilly Norwood. Norwood dlscov ered the stone on Granite ('reek, bis attention be? ing lust attracted by the brilliant display of colors sparkling In the sunlight, ''"he color tak.-s the most beautiful shade, a violet-blue and a pinkish-purple, in one hexagonal prism, which will measure alxiut lour inches. A variety of tints are shown through the balance of the stone, according to the mixture ,,f p,i,,\ide of manganese when lt was formed. This particular specimen ls of the hardest Va? riety of quartz or rock-crystal, cutting plate-nlaas almost BS neatly as ? diamond, lt ls more valuable as a leanly specimen, probably, than for commer? cial purposes. IV OLD 1'KESCKirriOX EA ITS. From The OMeagO Tribune. 'Ph.* crowd lui-l gathered about a horse and buggy in the middle nf the street. The bores had balked. ?"re* a string around ins ear." said ons of the by stan,i.-rs dr gives bim something else to think of. ' never kn* w lt to fall." A -iring ursa produced and wound tightly round one "f the animal's ears. II had IU effect. "OUndfold him." suggested another. A bandage Bras tied over his eyes and -an effort made lo start bim. _ uni* result. ?Hack bim." "Ile won't back," said the exasperated owner. "I tri.-d that," "Try hun willi aa ear of ixirn." Thc ear of corn railed to move th- obstinate heirs*. "I'll see If I can persuade him -x>me other way," a.nd ti.* er sop*, rated owner ,.f the animal lb* took a whip and belabored .h.- beaM with lt til! soriielMMly threatened to have him arrested. Then be kicked him ii while. All in vaJn. Finally a lienevodnt-looking old gentleman forced bl* way through th,- crowd and sall: "I have Been a great many balky horses started by building a fire undvr them. Can >ou get some a:raw or shavings'.'" A in.y waa s.-iil io a neigftaboring furniture s-tore f.r some excelsior. H.* came Lack presently with a hug.* armful, lt wu-i placed on the ground undel ih.- horse and a lighted match touched to lt. As the first feel,le flame rose from lt and the Smoke began to curl .about hi.-* legs the horse unbent a little, lt- turned bis lead, took a calm survey of the situation, und when the combustible stuff burst Into ;i bli,' blaze he moved for .vant about six feet, lil full possession of his fa.cu.,tiV., sass without any un? necessary basts, and stopped again. And tlie elegant buggy wm" damaged $?5 worth by the Hames before lt occurred to anybody to scatter Hie Maxing stuff. And I hen .in old colored man in a faded suit of .*..-, >nd-hand clothes un I a h-it with half the brim con- went out and spoke kindly to the hif-h-splrlt d animal, rubbed lils nose, pax*.**! him on th- neck, climbed Into Hie damaged, buggy, and Bald, "Git along, sonny." And the horse moved ott at a brisk trot, with his head high In the sir. BENS FASHIONS. THE NEW SCARF3-C0I-0RED LINEN. At no time has the "men's furnisher" been mont perplexed as to the stability of a "neckdress no**" elty" than at present, t'p to a month ago it waa a fairly settled fact that the flowing end four-in-hand (one of the most graceful scarfs ever worn) would continue In favor, at least another season. The leading dealers had "placed" their spring orders accordingly, when suddenly the "twice around ef? fect" was launched on the unsusapectlng retailers, who reluctantly ordered sparingly, believing thia late-comer to be merely a temporary fad. The twlce-around scarf waa Introduced In Loo* don four years ago, but met with little favor and never became really popular. Samples were aent to the American agents in this country, who en? deavored to start the new style, hut wero not suc? cessful. In Kngland it is now a part of the proper riding outfit, arni is known as the "hunting acarf." The material ls usually soft white flannel or some other white, washing mat-rial. The story of the Introduction In this country this season of the hunt* lng scarf modified |* said to b? as follows: A popu? lar leading actor formed one of a riding party, P.eing "well up" In all the latest foreign fads, he donned a hunting scarf, which was, of course, ob? served at ole ,? hy several sw.-ii etnbSBsa who were of the party. Shortly aftsrward a Broadway fur nlsber received from these gentlemen a number of orders for the scarfs, which he had made up by a well-known manufacturer. The latter, always on tbe alert fur something new, and appreciating th* soire.- wheaos the ot-aers came, pondered over the matter, anal concluded that there might be "mor* In lt." The hunting scarf proper, being entirely to,, wide for everyalay use. waa majalitted to a width which would suit an ordinary stan'1-up collar. Hlack satins, for half dress, were the first to mak* th-lr appe.iran.x-, and they seemed to "take" from the start. Soon afterward all the leading manu? facturers "caught on" to the novelty, and ar* now making lt In every conceivable variety of colorings and patterns. This modified hunting scarf goes twice around the neck. It ls now made In four shapes. On* la to tie into a small bow; another haa the bow al? ready tied: the third ls In the shape of a fott*M"Qr bind, an>l the fourth ls the Ascot style. The lean two shapes may be tied to suit the idea and tarts Of the wearer. Careful Inquiry among the leading haberdashers In? dicates that, while a* present the popularity <-f thia scarf ls unquestioned, lt ls likely to be o^j short duration. One reason for this is that lt lin be worn with only on* style of collar, namely, tam so-called Poke. Its hand In front 1* slightly ^a> rca or shaped, und has two prongs which fasten under the collar bani to prevent Ita allding up. From tha nature of the l>aiiil, the scarf cannot be worn wHb either a turn-alown or any other collar having turn ov.-r point*. - The "broken-point" collar ls still very popular; H may be worn by any one having either a long or short neck; lt suits any tie or scarf which may be conceived (except the hunting scarf!, and lt ls not likely to be driven completely out of fashion. The (lowing etui four-in-hand scarf has changed very little in shape from last BOSS otis. The band is .tn Inch longer, which permits the tying of a smaller knot. The aprons are a trifle longer, and when tied spread well over the shirt front, allow? ing the wearer an opportunity to exercise ingenuity anal taste In adjusting th<-m to suit his fancy. The combinations of colorings In soft swivel silks of rich quality, which are especially made for thia scarf, ure extensive this season. One exclusive pattern ls the "tye spot." lt is an lmi>erfect dia? mond. It ls produceil In various sizes, well spaced ami also closely grouped. Some of the new color? ings are maroon ground with the tye spot of apple green, sky-hltie, sage und orange; bottle-gre*a ground with lilac, orange and crimson; and navy ground with sky-blue, gold, crimson and olive. Some silks, la which th.- spats ar,- well separated, hav* smaller satin .-pots or figures to lill the spaces. Tie- "tye" s|hH ls really a very old figure revived. It originated la Kngland, and derived its name from the fact that the silk before being dyed wa* pinched up In little knots or points and tyred (tied) with thread, lt was then dlpp?-.l into a pot containing th* dye. When tie- .lye had thoroughly penetrated the material it was taken out. and after it had dried the timed was removed, leaving an imperfect dla monal of the original color, which was called a "tye" spot. A genuine tye spot may be easily rec? ognized by Its iniperte.-tlon, which many people be? lieve to be bad printing. Colored shirts are In fashion as much as ever, but they show more starche 1 bosoms. Collars to match the shirts are entirely discarded, and white collars are the proper wear. They are largely made fast to the shirts, a mode which ls comfortable enough for those who change twice a day. Cuffs, which sh.>ul<l have square points and mad* for Unka, must match the material anal be fastened to the -shin._ The standing collars have either bent or turned points; tKith are in style. They should not be lesa than two and one-fourth inches high at th* back and two and live-eighths Inches lu front. The points, when turned back, must be large, and ln ateed Of the former sharp turn, a roll is now pre? ferred. Dike collars worn for full-dress, there must be BO gloss, but the finish must I B dead. Plain pink and blue shirtings, anal the same hav? ing neat, satln-flnlshed, self-figures, are at present quite in fashion, lo be followed later by those of white grouii'l with neat hair line and cluster strip** of pink, blue, navy, Mack and lilac. An entirely now shaale is the dull heliotrope shading on slat*. It was Introduced by the foreign nianufacturerg quite late and more of it will be seen In early sum? mer _ QeattsSSSa who wear fancy shirts should be pafw tlcular in the selection of colors. Pink, for In si.uia-e, should be entirely ignoreal by one whose auir anal whiskers are Inclined to the auburn; but blue or white having a blue or line black hair-line stripe, or a very tine small blue check, will be be? calming, on the other hand, a deep blue ls very unsuitable for a swarthy or olive complexion. Piala pink or pink with white hair-line stripe and also the new heliotrope tint will look well. There ls a very fine blue cord on white ground, but so close that lt at ams almost plain; this ls a "gentlemanly1* pattern, and makes a stylish-looking shirt. Bl ssl as MKSMMASB t A'stoma. Prom The London Standard. A somewhat curious Incident ls reported tfTSM the village of Nicolaefskaya, in ihe province og Kharkoff. A jH-asant namoi l.ltvinoff, with a very handsome wife, sold her to another called l.uklanoflf for the sum of 160 ruble*, giving n receipt in due form for the money. In a fortnight, however, he wished to buy her back, and her purchaser waa quite willing, but the woman refused. The orig. Inal husband referred the matter to the Zerasky Xatchalltik, who declined to Interfere, and the Communal authorities also declared that it wa* no business of theirs. Connequently the wife remain* with the man who bought her. INDIANS TASJKS THE KEELEY CCRE. Prom The Chicago Times. Kansas City, Mo.. Feb. CS.-The even tenor o? events at the Keeley Hold Cure In.illtute in Kansai City. Kan., was somewhat upset to-.lay by the ar? rival of four new patlentK In ihe persona of full blooded Delaware Indians escorted hy another In? dian who had previously taken the treatment. They rere Simon Second Ky e. Steve Huey. William YmxrT. and George Washington. They hailed from Nowata* where there ls plenty of whiskey.