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HER VERY TRYING LIFE.
A Womao's Existence on a Small i Farm Is Worst of All. NO REST, NO RECREATION, NO FUN, An Interesting Picture of Her Daily Routine Dutios. tAuil (tin TV'ork In Kept Up T.rtrr Dny In Iholenr nntt There la No Heat ns the Ymra Roll II j .V Mhurp Conlrael-Olher ieattirea or Vna'i WorU Her Fneh. lima, liar Ambitions, nnd liar Follies. It was just tho kind ot n rambling old rod farmhouse, with lialntcd gables of mossy gray, ovorrun with riotous Vinos and hidden In n tangle ot llluci and rosos, Unit tv painter would huvo choson (or his canvas, a poot rhytnod lu his bonnet, a wrltor rojolecd to do tcrlbo In tho Opening ehnptors of hU sumroor ii(icl, and a woman with common sonso would ii,te soon was out ot repair, damp, nnd un healthy. Inconvenient nnd uncomfortable. Tlio croon paper shados ot tho seldom usod parlor woro rollod tip nnd tied with whlto tapes, tho ercnm-whlto curtnlns inside with tliolr crocheted trimming looped bark, let ting tho unfamiliar sunshine Into tho low room, with Its odor of damp, clean sanctity common to country pnrlors. Thero wasaiuir carpot on the floor, striped In corgoous colors, I alotinscln tho corner with rod calico covers nnd husk-fllled cushion, a fow freshly Mir pished eunu-soat chairs sot MIMy buck ugalnst tlin wall, and sumo tlntypo fitc-slmiles ot rela tive, coflln plates froniod In dark wood, and a wie.ith uf woistcd flowotnon tho wall. Ho elilothuoidiirly tablo whore tho family Blblo anil photograph album had boon lite-long companions, n woman sat sowing on sumo ot those faartiilly and wonderfully ounHtructod trousors which tho "baiofoot 1 oy" of tho ruinl regions fastens ovor his shoulder with n single suspender mndo like tho trousers nut of Ids "pa's." Outstdo whore tho vino lenves tluuw dancing shadow1! ovor hor fresh tollot of luxurious simplicity another woman ant. Her Inlr fell in becoming waves upon her forohe.id, hor hatnls woro uclicato imdnpnrk Pnj with jowoU.it bunch of fresh clovor was nodding upon hor breast, and hor fnoo was bright with eager Inteiest. Tho woman In niilo woro a failed eattco dress, its illy fitting waist shrunken out of shapeliness tilth much washing, her hulr combed tightly away from tho sallow faco and twisted Into a tight lit t lo knot at tho back, hor lauro biown hands, coarfo rod with heavy work, drawing the thrend throuch and through tho thick work with hurried, awkward onorer. Tlio woman with tho clover lit hor bolt, frosh from tho rush nnd strain of actlvo city llfo. hud wondered why tho fuos of thoso farmers' wives wore so dull and spiritless; why lit tliolr po'tcoftil onvtronmour. In which tho pulso beat uf tho mighty rush ot modorn llfo scarcoly ttirrod the monotonous calm, whoro hurry and restlessness were morclfully unknown, tho country woman aged so much moro rapidly than her city sister: why hor skin lost Its delicacy, hor fleuru Its supplnnoss. hor hair its lustre, and why among tho women pntlonts ot insane asylums tho farmers' wives constituted tho majority. Hho was finding out now. Sho had hoard this woman's volco In tho barn yard whon tho birds woro singing tliolr first drowsy dawn songs, calling out to tho cows ho mllkod. Bho had soon hor Uftlnc the palls of foaming milk that look so plcturosquo In paintings. Bho had tried lifting ono herself. And know why tho stralcht back was bent, tho wrists largo and bony. Sho hadhcard her boa y tops walking tho wonry troadmlll ot tho day's duties throuch tho long mornings. Thoro wore wnshing and ironlnc, making und mending. The woll. with Its "old oaken bucket." was Jar from tho kltchon elnk. Tho elstornhad boon torcotton In the construction of tho house. Tho vcsotablcs woro In the ground, tho eggs In tho loft, ovory thlng In most Inconvenient placos. Thoro woro tho children to get off to school with their woll-llllod dinner palls, tho men in tho lots to to provided with hearty luncheons. Did you ever seo ono ot thuso men mow away broad and hugo succulent douchnuts fried in lard, beans and pie, thick country pio with soddon crust and maplo sugar scasonlug? This one woman must keep all tho domestlo machinery going. Whon tho cool shadows ot tho twllicht fell sho went again into tho stable, whoro tho "kino" of tho poot's drenm waited to bo mllkod. Thoro's no placothls side that prepared for tho wlokod o hot as ono ot tlicso stables full of thoso into "kloe," which hnvo llttlo plcturesquo ness outside tho i oet'a fancy. And whon tho nillklng was dono and tho "mon folks" emukod outsldo nnd chatted togother. tho wo man cleared away tho supper things sho had lolt to do tho milking, put the children to bod, mado arrangements for tho early morning meal, nnd then went to sloop herself too tired to crimp hor hair, say her pravors, or think how wretched sho was. "llut do you always work so hard as thin?" Queried tho woman in iho shndowof th'i vinos. "Tretty much of Iho lime." answered tho other, in her loud, hlch-pltchod voice. " In tho sprint: there's tho Kprln's work, you know, uud I have to milk moro cows, cause the rami folks is busy nlchtb and inoruincs; thoro's tho buttor to m.iku until tho milk cops !to tho factory, tha house to clean, Iho sugar to sucarou". tliosoip to make, and lots of paint lu' ohd parorln' t. bo dono. you know wo farmer folks do ororj thine out solves. Jlonpy lstooscurco to pay it out for such work ns whltcwnshtu' nnd nalntln' and rnpcrln' lndoorK And then tho hayln comes on, uud wo hnvo men fulks. uud I have mora jnllMn' to do, nnd somotlmes lain tho milk tu tho lu;liry, uud tlio berries be;:ia tocitilpo nlf in tho lots. I don't hnvo any tu nut up fur the v lutor unless I pick 'omuuself. Its nil wo can do to iuy the sunr. And then th"io's lianestln'mid tlio thrasher, ntiij atteith.it thohoiibo tiivli'iiiinnd tlilucs to cet ll.xed for wlnl.jr. And the i Milium do cctM) nll.out or I'l.ilhus. Vnu seo wo don't never buy now. and things made out of old vvenr nut soonoi. I can't cet much t ill) u to sow lu summer, I lmvo bo mi. oh lu do." "And lu winter?" tntunupted tho softly mcdulatod voice. "ttidl. in wlntorlhoro's tho o.ullta to pleco Ui and I'oiiifnrtiibk'h to tie. the earpet rat.' to hurt und how. It Is un ittvlul jnh to mako u earpet when folks wear their elothus ui, dosij ii h wo do. And then there's tho colorluc of 'em tu do. und the wurn lo cot loadruiiil nil, nnd tlio knlltlnu. 1 lelMuult's power o' vvnrk lo keep thioo buys and two men in soeks nnd nutleus. I hain't uot a Kill. 1 lost my only jjlrl. Khed a helped mo. i you know. And It's only a little while any triiy liefuie tho cows romo In ucilii. nnd I hivellin butter ! sen to." llul nheu do you read" )h. J don't read much of nny'cept Hunday allernoiiuH soinetiinos when 1 cot my work uonu early. Tho men hdks they lead tho Piper, ton know, t nd kind o' talk It over to cilior when tho noluhnors cnuie, xu 1 kind o aiup llio run ' thliiL's, and that's nil, I uouilss tho loading must of all. You know I vwi a teacher v lieu ho inurrled me, piotty coo'l at bonks, tun. I thought, pud i.s 1 sup P"M ynu tin, that tliov wn-n'l iiuyneed 111 a fanner's wlfo work I nit round all th i time ami Uet, In' xuold and foolish hefoiu hlio's fill, lint 1 1 'II you when u innn haiu l -ot Ills funn p.tld foi, thoro Isn't ani thlui; but wnrk for his wife, ion uee. tho childiau come ulnui;, und ynu cant afford to hiro a nil. so. The nelclibnrs omuiu nnd ilo what they can. und ihu men llks citalnnc bent they can until ynu can't Maud i any roncei nmi you nil up and cu to Jtoik hofuro you uiu t-tronc. and that ninltiik ji'o.' rare of tho babies uud tho hud muk Lu' us inn down onn,:. You clt so you don't miiih or earn niiieli fur untlilnc." ,.1'iit do you hnvo no rcereatlnn 't Uli. unco In a while, of eoiirsn. There's e.iu P it iii.t, you hen wn have to clt tip so early tfMt tli ohoros nut n the win. Wohuvo lo ies nil Hie cliildieu unl tnke them, 'cnuso lliern Imin t nil) one to leave 'em with tu home, unit tin n hurry homo tn clt dinner and pit tho oiinri-miunntuuiiiiciiln In theeenln', until 1 Jell em siiniillMins 1 lielleu hiiudiy is the Ii ii.Ikm d In nil the vvi -i. Wo ceiiorally u lu llin rnlr mi" dai.luit Hint's a hard du, loo, !"eiiiifcevtiiiivu,hinboiitii illnnei' Willi tin. ynu Miciu.und h liuve to Mart einly ho in huiiy dl humo in limn tn ilo t'm milUn'. And II i'"'"...' Uinernlly u Miineviheicn tl.e i J"rth on nucount nf the children: that Jjt U. ho aud tlio chlldrvu w. 1 don't ulwaii. 1 - " 1 ' ' ' mii i r And thrro's tho ehurch socials. Wo oo some times to them, but 1 have to take rometnlnit. hoannnrblscullnr eako.. Ideefarosometlinei tell'em I supposo r I orer (It sUrted for noaten I'll huo to poolc the victuals to ant fro . Of course. lh the winter w Women folks visit back.and fortn some, bnt ymi know tha ronas Isn't always uood, and the men haro the wood to Bit out, so they uta tho horses, ami wo lmvo so much to do wo don't Bit started, i no men visit more. They bo and swap lead potatoes, or they change work: tber seo eneh other on tho road and at tho factory; hut wo don't Bit out as much as we'd orto. Of course, woBoeeuch other to tho v-IUabo where wodo purtradln'. Uutwo don't hnvo much money to spend, so wo don't bo tn tho vlllace often." llut what do you do," faltered tho quos tioner, ti-to-cnlny llfo nt all if" Oh, wo aro loo busy to think much about llfo nnd all thoso hlchfalutln thlncs that worry mil. T hare's the rhlldren always, and tint llvlncthincsnroiind us tnkeop urowlnc. and tlio fow llnwors we can rulf e. Of course, when wo hnvo trouhlo wo think then. I did want to f:ot away so aftor my llttlo ulrl died. I wauled ilmtn take mo back whoro I used to live. My folks Is all dead or moved away, but 1 wantod logo with the horso and buggy. It wouldn't havo cost much. You know I wns married u June. Thorn clororsyou'voBOt In was all in bloom alone tho road, nnd tho wild rones. 1 never. soo so many wild roses, 1 wanted to ride throuch It nil again, justasldldthon.ypu know, when ho hruucht mn hera nltor tho wmidln'. Hut he thoueht It we went any wheres we ouuht to bo to his folkses. and ho didn't seo how wo could both tfot awnv any wny, so I stnrrd and ho went and brouBlit his niotherhnck with hlmtn stay here Hho was Inmn nnd n llttlo out, ynu know, and I lmd enntieh todo, I tell roil, the rest of tho sum mor,"nnil then sho hurried nut to start a Urn for suppor, only stnpplne lone enonch to real ly much In answer to tho last question, and to enyi " Mono) to Bpond for llttlo thlnis I llko I Why, bless yonrbenrt. no. WpbU the thlncs we must have nnd aro Bind It tho che oso and butter will pay the storo bill. Of course tho men has tn hnvothelrtobacecbutthat sabout all the luxuries we have money for." And whon sho was Bono the woman In tlm vino shadows snt still thinking of n lot nt Ihlncs. but principally nf what odd thlncs women do for sweot charity's sake- How they will bo from tenement fnetorv to tencrqont fnetory, hnuulnc permission to lay a hunch ot powers beside each poor sosmstross nweltor Inc at starvation wnce. and never seem to think that by eomhlnlnc tn patronise nny storo or set of stores whoso ownors would ncreo tn pay decent ratos'Mr reudy-msdo clothlnB they could make It polblo for tho sewlntt women to pick their own Mowers In the frucrnnt eoiin tiy meadnv. How thercatherup thewtlfs ami strays nf the city slums and pack thorn off out Into the country for women to takernni of who nevsr have it duv's ret or recreation, ami nover think of lnvltlnc tlio women In re turn to their city homes lor n breath of frosh llfo In winter. ... Of tho women who bo off with norvous pros tration over BettinB tliolr sprlnc wardrobes ready lor the summer, who havo to be taken tothn soosldnfnr a rest after cottlnB their pulllnc lit llhlsheil. who nto wotn out and histerlenl ovni their hoiisekeeplnc, which c enlists In ordniiic-lnno to polish tlm silver nnd Mary lo havo chops Instead of steak for breakfast, and como out Into the country to shako nut their poiftiuif d trills in tho fncos of t hose nthT women to whom the contrast must be iiinddenlnr. And just then, with a clash of dinner imlls and n hurrah, the browndesccd tirchltisentnoswlnclnciipthelnnotrnmschool, bnundinc throuch tho clovor to whero tho woninn Inlhofsdedcown enmo with tho pall of water for supper. And ono had brought n strlnc of rlpo red strawberries threaded on u, crass stalk, another had a bird's ecc of speckled blue, and tho third in his crlmy hand enrrlod a dewy cluster of the wild Juno roses that crow in tho liedcerows, and as tho dull faco lirlchtenod nndsoftoned tho woman with tho clover blossoms thoueht of some more thlncs nnt dreamed of hitherto In hor phlloso phy which sho Isn't coins to tell. tiik aonss oy suM.vitn. Costnmea that Will He Wore Wherever Fnshlnnnlilo Women Cnajramle. Tho soason's mode has passed boyond tho provlnco nf conjecture into tho realm of doll A nltoness. Its propho V? cles aro lost In Its tJrjff rhronlclos. Its vacarles Sf2!$& moreed into its vorl j&j&jfPl tlos. Wo speak no moro iy1 of what "theyaro bo yJC Ins to wear." but rather ofwhafthoynrowear W lu 'ng." Onoolthothlncs V thnt havo boon rostorod I to fnvor in tho rovolu I j tlonsotDumoFushlon's I ITi rouletto Is tho old-time J Mf tokon of sentillty. the lJSjA k bluck silk sown (wo f;4 fl used to call it a dress, ""fjR. and wo must soon loam JJPX to call it a frookk Just fcSvJM' nt present this some SSjy what sombro Barb has nn air of o vlablo distinction from its rarity nnd its cenor.il onvlronmont ot brlcht cowns. It Is usually chosen by youthful women of brilliant colorlnc. nnd either do cldod blondos or brunottns. Tho woman ot noutral beauty neods color about her, the woman of decided color noeds only a back Bround. Ono of tho most strlklnc of thoso black drossos worn rocontly at an affair of Im portance In tho social world was cut In severe princos stylo, decorated with festoon) of spancled tulle, caucht up nt intervals in full ros.dtes. and had full puffed sleeves of black velvet and a drnplnc of tho gUstoninc gauze about tho nock. Another old-tlmo fnvorlto. tho black volvot dinner cown. appoars frequently now. accom panied by its trudltionsl decoration of point ordiichcsso laco nnd diamonds. This cown. too. Is chosen by younc anil sllcht women rather than by tho dowacers. ns In forraor yonrs, and It lends to younc and pretty wear ors n queonly charm, while oniphnslzinc rnthortlmn asclnc youthful beauty. Homo one has said that no woman between thlrty-flvo and sixty-five should attompt n black velvet cown. still It is at onco tho richest and most elorftntly centccl of diessy tollote. The cracoful linos ot a pretty llcuro arc Ml iPvV- never men1 ccinspieuoiiK than in a close Ilttlnc prlncoss of velvot, which material Ii rnrolycutafler nny otiior I attorn than this. Tlio dinner dross of tlio day has sleovesot muioorltss eluborato construction, nnd tho cown of our illustration is not an exception to tho f.'onoral rule, for its sloevo.i of rich ducli-i-eso Inoe extend to tho wrists nnd show tho contour nnd wliltoness of tho nun throuch tliolr meshes. A low-ncckod yoko and opau. lots of tho samn luce, creamy whlto us with ace, finish thodicBs nnd (lah with tho succes sion of diamond Mnrs. pins, and festooned chains which decorate this unujual costume. mmS A fashion that Is obtalnlna in London just now, which has had somo favor shown It her, consists lu the nrranBlnc of bows ot I raid, ribbon, or cullnnn appll'iuiM upon tho material hj that Ihoy scum wnv nil In. This is partleul irly ll'ied on dressy house, drossos. Ofthetwn shown, one Is a rutin. pink cloth, with a I lick vvlv.'t phistion anil clrdle and lurce idaei: velvet bnns us a foot trlmmlnci tho morn olabnratoonu Is nf Nll crren 'rOpo do chlno, with u full o!.u uud Tiish sliovo - ' '--..-. 'puRMof wlilto ehlfrqn: around the pdeo js n twisted puff of the chiffon, ami the ribbon dee orations Upon thebodlcenndsklrtnre of moss crenn volvot ribbon. The i contrast letween tho two creens Is distinctly arllstle and tho blendlnn of tlm soft whlto chiffon odds to tho plcturesouo effect. Whlto lawn blouses and wnlsls aro nt onco cool, comfortable nnd rrlftJ5l stylish. Ther ntnyfol- Wvff low tho conventional lF"T linos of tho silk or foil- r.Jl lard shirt nnd blouso vSfilJwj3 or they may be mado r7ffliHffffijr'7'J aecordlnc to a pretty. j ' fty , simple fashion of their I hu MvfcjQ. own. One of them. Allllwi jv j exquisitely flno nnd MniWJtjjlfr'.A 6hoor.ltiiekedlntlny. ( WliHlUMari broadly spaced tucks. fjs?WiiPgrr) all by hand, nnd Ihcn C&Jlr1frmr?s cathored full about tho Jfj&raB' neck Into a folded rib- I fffl raW-ft. bon collar.. fastonod nt ljfflll'l J jWV ono sldo with n rosette. Tu'lfF tfllUtl? Tho belt, nlso folded. vl ' VA Is ot silk, und foldod I W ovor a Itnlntr, wlihnrosotlo nt tho fnntcntnc; rolnt. Anntlior blouso nr lino linen lawn hns a round yoke of alternate itrlps of lueo nnd embrnlderod In sertion, utilities!, to show tho tint of tho neck lienenth Tho slceveshnvoileonciiffs of tho Insertion, and tho waist falls over so as to concoiil entirely tho narrow belt be neath, bueh a soa son ns it Is for the'.o pretty wnists of all soits and kinds. Tho Kiel without a blouso is moro to be plttoil than tho clrl without a ball cown. nnd tlio belle with n collection of blouses mnro tn be envied thnn ono with a collection uf beaux. Thoro Is ono point about a cown which every true dnnchtarnf Kvo desires most to know, and that Is, "how it Is made In tho back." rartly t o satisfy this hit of tho orlcmnl curios ity Inheient In womankind, but moro becnuso there Is hopcloss monotony in tho b'nek uud whlto reproduction of the fronts of nny quan tity of summor nowns. two new nnd oddar rnncemonts for thn back of dtossy costumes nroslven. One. Is of the popular black tnnlre, with lnflnltcslmnlly line i.trlpos nf eolor in bluo. creen, and apricot. Tho plain lone skirt has a deep horn ot culouro laco. laid on ovor bluo. Tho plain, closo bodice, nlso of bluo at the back, is covorcd with tho laco which falls in capo-llko fulness over tho closo sloevos ot silk. Tho front nf tho &. Bown hns tho oonven- sKjilA tional Eton jacket of- Jr) foct in lace. The other ,-aWSv Is a singularly crueo- jsri jftA fill gown otfnwn erepon SilTt, l&r) with a border on tho HSt-v5 plain skirt of shot TR. S?&( hollotroiio volvet.edced HI T K with a dollesto trim- P. I A iO mine of cold with xOi'J V mother-of-ienrl Hpsn- Tjj Bles Blosminc lu its : pattern. The front nf II' the bodice has a full II Umpire holt of tho vel- ', vet, which narrows as it passes umlor tho J arms and Is drawn up 7 In the middle of tho A back under a bow of II the velvet with uprlcht A I j loops. 1'rom boneath Ii I ( this bow tho folds of i cloth fall In a novel Jmm kind of Wattouti. slop- V-jaaffB Inc out into tlio ful- Jx&Ofr-' " ness of tho train lu a" a most craeetul stylo. The sleoves nro of vol vot, aecordlnc to tlio Into fancy for lntroduclnc volvot lavishly In tho conduction of midsum mer gowns. While the modos of tho day havo oxtrava- Bant eonsequoncos-tho trained skirt with its essentially costly petticoat, tho richness of material and the expensive thouch Mmnlo decorations still it is. t aftor all. a buramor whon small oconomles may bo practised with out fear uf detection, when tho daintiest of summer cowns may bo mudoatcouipaiativuly small ox pen se. ami when tlio small amount of matcilul requirod in a cown, und tho cus tom ot Uhinc wnists and oven sleoves or a dlffcientniatoriiil from tho rest of the drons, ninkestho roniodnlllnc ot last season's ward roho easy to accoiu pllsh. What could ho sim pler und nweoter than this little s u in m o r dross of fotilaid with crimson cherries nn a pale fawn c run ml. Which any clovor iromnn could maJo for her self, and which wmild lo equally pietty In lawn, biitiste. i.iuslln. or sephyi, Tho fklrt is f;ored llko nil sklrti-. but i-uthureii at the top nstand nf bolnc lit toil v Itli darts, and has six ruffles, each verv imrmvv ubout tlm botUmi. Bevon rows of shlrrins ul out the neck, rnd FOvenmoToftt thu bnttnm of the waist, lit tlm loose waist tn Its llnlnc nf eonl ponceo, nnd reven rowi- of slilrrint; uUo draw tlio sleeves In to fit tho wrist. And what cown of mini Inorudo or nieltlns satin could mako a pints wnniau I no I; piettmr than this, of eonl nprlent-tiiitml urcandle sprayed with mini vo-t Int 1 Indinpccn blooms A hove I he edco nf tlio skill un llieitluu nt point do ceno set, on ovor m.iuvnhilk. Is used us a border. Abnvo this, tliieadud In nnd nut nf buttonholed hilts in tlm rklrt, u noiiivn rib bon runs. Tlu collarette of laee, fulled ovor n lol.o nf mauve flit.. Is ernssed by bruees if mauve riblmn Hid in lone looped Ikikh nn tho shoulder, ami IhnwiilM rlhlnii Is till ended ill siul nut of silts in the ;:oiIb tn cntlu-r tho wulstln p'niiiund tlu in alone bow lu liont. Amonc thn stnitllncote, terns of tho swnc Bit Blrl's wnrilrobn this season are reefeis and box coats nf whttuducK, with hue" pearl buttons for fHsteuiiius, and vvhltu plquu buld for dreoratlnn. And nmnnc tho pleliiiesiiun trifles are squares of Liberty silk. In soft but distinct shades uf pink, vellnw, or blue, which aro tn bo thrown kerchief wire ubout Urn shoulders, over their siimmei gnwim, on cool evenlncs, nlTnrdlnc sbclit pinteetlnn uud a liretty touch of volor at thn suiro time, Hleeves urn cathored all around the arm hnl tnniakntbeiii nppeur I.i6nd rather lluin hich on tho shoulder. 'J ho two pilnl.ul vitrletles are the htniicht sleeve until. 'i oil Inn rlosc cuff lust below tho ellmw. and therclnvn sleeve which wrinkd froin the yvrlst tu the shhuidor on a closely flited llntnt Blnoves Bstheroil alone tlm Inside seam tn an Inch wide ruffln and nnllned aro used In somo ot tho muslin and lawn drossos. which hnvo Uion a low-ncckod llnlnc. Thowlso mothor Is Iho ono who, whllosho wants her bad to be sweot and Innocent, does notptoposo that sho shall boro pooplo with her Inffoniiousnoss. Ho ffSX tho summer beforo sho M? Is to como out sho Is Jf clvenntnstoot society. rfy vVJ nnd is pormlttodtonp- ft eJYr4 pear at a " whlto ball." KK'tVty. whero thero aro not W'2f only clrls of her own l j7 ) ace, but a low of tho n)'ir older set nnd quite a A's((M number of tho oldor lAV L,''? younc mon. Sho will t ,' i. r Jn wear, this protty bud, v JMMlnW asklrtof wlilto dotted IVH'lvA muslin trimmed with .'M.uVl a dainty decoration of (')S!JVH whlto ribbon: hor ' KSaKtM bodice will ho of whlto ' IviiiVA silk drnpod with Iho 1 I iPJjln muslin nnd trimmed I LiiV'M with rllibnns. nnd it f-l J 'i. llWUW will bo cut iust low I , ZRf oiinuch to show her IJ 1 'r aUliWlW pretty throat nnd neck. If.Hl'i WuHtilu This, bo It understood. SliJi rKJJsS1 Is not tlin diMiut, but - CTlSr' thesummer npprnranon of tho bud. nnd.lt poems rlcht and proper that she should como out when tha sunslilno Is nt at Its brightest. l'or woar over tho w'llto cloth cown no well liked nt tho seasldo is n roofor jacket ot whlto cloth Itnod throughout with prlmroso yellow nnd litivlnc collar and rovers uf the snmo ColoVn hue. Tho buttons used aro oxtromoly Isrce. heavy, whlto pearl ones. With this should ho worn whlto cloves stltchod In whlto. or else thoso matelilni; tho yellow. Tho para sol can bo either of whlto or yellow silk. Noiwitlislandlnc they aro so ccnornlly Imi tated, the llklnc for thn beautiful bluo tur nuolos cintlnues. ou see It's thd cood luck they brine that makos them ot so muoh value. Ilium- TALK l'Ot.ZTICS. The lilnd or n Man T-ry IVniilrt I.Ike for I'reslilrtit-No Ilnlilra. It was nnthovornnda of a countiy houso. nnd they worn tnlklng rnllllcs. That Is to say. tho blonde was oxprosslns opinions, tho bru nette was acreeliic with her, nnd tho woman vho was neither blondo nor brunotto, and who dellchted in belnc called a Spanish blondo be cause her cics were brown and her hnlr golden, dldthncunlradtctlnc. Tho blondo said: "Well, for my pait I don't euro much who Is elected, for I think it will bo n respectablo af fair und the family eloment will oomo into It." Tlio brunette looked up to heavon nnd said: "ThosijdearLnblcsl" And the Spanish blondo, with hor eyes flash inc nnd her hair bocomlnc disordered naif from un electric shock, said: "I urn sick of bottlo politics. Kow. don't misunderstand me, I don't menn that I object to anybody treating nnybody else, but I do objoct to tho brinclng in of babies and thoflauntinc of them as if tho fato of tho nation depondod on this sort ot molly-coddlo nrcumont. Poli tics nro dirty enough, goodness knows, and babies ought to be kept clc in." "Yos." rosponded tho blondo. "hut I think It Is ruther swcot to hear about their ounnlng llttlo ways and to know what kind of frocks they aro wearing and all tho funny things they do." "Thnl's It." added tho brunette. "It's too cunning for nnt thing to think ot tho dear little baby playing goo-gee with tlio Prosidontoftho Unitod States." Tho Spanish blondo clarod. Then sho looked at tho brunetto and tbon at tho blonde nnd speaking very rapidly announcod, "Oh. yos. it Is perfoctly lovely I I suhposo you would llko to see tho President goo-goo the Toree bill through I I suppose you would llko to see tho Prosldont goe-cood into not considering tho rights ot tho laboring man. not consider ing thevaluoof homo Industries nnd not con sidering nnithinc that is coinc to mako tho country better. It's bad enough in England, whoro Stanley and two or throo other men running for Parliamont tnko rotugo behind their wives: but what can you expect from a man llko Stanley? As tor his wife, sho Is the woman who enme hero, took every thine in tho wny of hospitality that sho could cot. and then crttlelsed tlio peoplo who wero good to hor. I tell you. Stanley don't begin to havo the posi tion Unit ho used to. That Itonr Quard busi ness Is remembered, and ho takes rcfuco bo lilnd tho petticoats of his wlfo. who makes a spcoch beforo the electors. Aro thoro any mon nowadays ? I see soma donkoy out In Chicago put asafoty pinin his buttonhole us a badge: it's a pltv he didn't fasten his mouth with it." After slio had said this und clicked her teeth togetheraslf to ompliusl7o It. hho ol tho golden locks nnd tho velvety brown ores walked In dignantly away, and tho blonde and tho bru netto looked nltor her. Tho blondo said, in an odd sort ol tone: "Katharine knows such a lot abcmtthlngs. It quite wearies one." And the brunetto slowly answered: "She Is so positive, h'or my own part. I think moro thnn just ubout the babies. 1 think the Presi dent ought to he a young man nnd n cood lookliu; man und n Men man. He ought to have a mother who wolild rocelvo or him, und he ought tn bo a bnchalor." "llut." objected the blondo, "then tnoro wouldn't be any babies." Tho biunettu looked thoughtful, then smiled nnd Mild: "Oh. of course not. but It would be great Inn to en down tn Wnslilngton und flirt with (ho President, and ho could flirt all tliiouch one term, und when ho va put up for tliesreond nnetlie futhersnnd brothers of nil the girls would vnto for him bceauBe they would hnpe h.i would marry into their lamily. 'J hen tlm blondo looked nt the brunette and brlell:' announced. "Why, you lire adlplomat." The modest brunette siild. "Yes. I think I nin." And then thoy wont to lunch oft of chicken, i-'ed eroain. and Iced too. And the man who I ad listened to it nil dropped his nowsnaper. nnd. thinking out loud, muttered. "Thoro's u question for the dnctnrx: Is thoie any gray matter in tho brain of n v oiiiaii t" w.irs ix noMizs's cot.legfs. Htiidcnta T.lkc to Appcnr In DrnmiiCIo nnd Musical Knlhi'lulnmenl. Instructive, suggestive, nnd refroshinc is tho srclal outltt women's collogesllnd In dramatlo nnd musical organizations. Unhnmperod by the profesdois of elocution or music, students that huvodrumatloor musical taste combine tn give, inn recreative wiy, froo scopa to In dividual talent, nnd tho versatility and hich qualityof tnlont rovealed at tlnios la remark uble. Not only lu tho portrayal of character, elocutionary ufloct, htngo setting, nnd costum ing nro Ingenuity nnd keen drnmatln Instinct discernible, hut tlm comtrucllvo fncalty Is strikingly api arunt oftea In tho clovurncss w ith which students adapt plays. In Yussur's tentative duys n f rlond prosonted tn the dramatic socloty Iho sets of scenery. Villi (hat nucleus tho propoitles hnvo crown until Yassur could take to the intd better equipped than many piofessional companies. Tlio students usually make their own cos tumes. On special occasions, whon olaborato coutt trainings nro lequliod. Now York cos tutnaih ore sought. Museulino costumos nro forbidden Hint Is. lej'ltlmrito pantaloons ii'o eschewed; coals nnd vsU mo permissible, but tho divided skirt murks the limit of roallsm. Pour pluyn urn rresonteil eiieh year in ihu gyniiinsiuin, with since, footlights, uud movable scene ry. The entertainments uro gcneiully i'0'iipliiiicntary: uccnsluii'illy, liowevor, ud luihslonsiiro urUed for tho bonellt of some pntlloulnr cause. Men aro not admitted to tlieso purloi mances. und tho restri'illon pro lilbits nn nrcliestnv. Ynssnr eunflnes Itself ehln'ly In niudern romedles, l.ess nd iptatlnn nnd origin il work is done by tho students lb 111 lit other eollecoh. "hho HtO'ins tn ('on I'lier." " Iho American Cousin," mid "Thn 111 vals" have Had elever treatment, and during tlm nsl year "Cricket nn Iho Health." "A hemp nf laier." "Lord uundieary." nnd " l.tuu" were p.oduct'il. In tlio t'ullogo ultiniiuu is nuo piofoskioiuil actress. Tlm glee idub. under tho dlroetlon nf Miss Pel kins uf California, scored u triumph last winter In u concert ut Shorn 'sin Now lork to fViund a hi Imlurslilp. It gives a numner uf re. eitubi tlirouglioiit the year often with tho bun, n I'liip, vvhleli numbers eight clever per fuimelK lnnllinlli'gestliBienrgunlrallnnsaro liideieuilent ol the hclioou nf iiiusln pmper. Theyeliel I heir own leaders, select thvlrmu sic, iiii'ldilll tlie.nnlvef. Uieuter nttention Is given to legllimato druiuii at Smith's than at any eulkgein tho eoiintiy. peiliups. It has two iliumutle socle tlo. Phil b worn originally civ en In tho par lors of tuu various eolttigos, but with tho i '- ' frmwlh of talent nnd interest they sought thn own hall. Tho seniors' play nt tlio closo ot ,the year Is the crowning feature ot commence ment wook. It Is tho only play to which sontlomon nro admitted. The girls mako their own costume, but mnscullno nttlro ter minates nt tho walht line. Tho success of JUoclrn." thodrock play.nt Hmith three years ago attracted attention nnd proved tho profi ciency of tho (Ireek department. The gloo club gnvo n Thanksclvlns concert In New lork under thn auspices of tho college, alumna-tor tlin benefit of tho cymnnslum. In minor plays the studonts nre their own stneo man agers, eleetrlctnns. stage ratpenters. Ac. The musloal nrcanl7Jtlnns ut WolloMeyhavn n deservedly high teptitatlnn. Tho lloethovon Boclety, consisting nf olchty membors. ban ro eolved tho oneomlums of tho best critics. It gives two concerts a year. Itecontly It ren dened Httiart's onntnta. " Klnc tleno's Daugh ter." A glen dun and n banjo club give two concerts annually nnd enliven many of tho roltcco festivals. Wcllesley has nn dramatic society. Tho oldest society ntt hn college in tho Hhakespoaro a branch of tho Ixindon Socloty. It Is devoted to serious study ot tho plavs of tho Immortal bard. Onco a yoar thoy render n piny. Two years ago thoy gave in tho open ntr "As ou l.iko It." Int year "Love's labor's Lost." and this year "Twelfth Mghl"wus cleverly rondere I. Thn plays are civ on usually without clinngo of costumo nr scenory. Tho stnBo is a bower of evergreen trees. The Idea Is to confine nttcntlnuto the text unci characterization, nnd sttmuMto tlio Imagination nttor tho manner of the old Eng lish drnmn. This yonr tho seniors gave a Oroak pageant, an imitation ot tho Urock flower festival. Dramatic porfnrmnnces aro not encouraged atllrrnMnwr. Thedinma is uiitiigonlstio to tho (Junker spirit that underlies the Institu tion. However, plays aro given frequently, "no or two girls lining the Instigators, or ono class complimenting another by a dramatio indulgence. Much originality is displayed. "Siegfried up to Date." from tho pen of uilryn Slawr Blrl. renroseiitod tho fnenlty or Bods and n dor clod much amusement. Hans Anderson's "lalry Tains" am frequently adapted tu tho stage, Olrls mako their own costumes and wear (ho masculine dress complete. Tho plays nro produced without sconory. In tho gymnasium. Plavs with quick action nre Bought, nnd clover det Ices bogullo thenudlonce tn forget the absence of scenory. The plars nt Hryn Mnwr must bo original. Muchtalent was displayed this vcar among tho juniors. Tber cave tho "ilatatllos dos Flours," adapted Horn the I reneh. Thlrty-llvn young women constltuto tho Ilryn Muwr GUeClub. They havo given four of hulllvan s operas. The Idlers at the Harvard Annex glvo a diama every throo weoks. Tliev wonr mon's clothes, whon the piny domunds, un slmnn puro pleasure Is their object OrlBlnnl trav esties prevail, and nre nftener In tho club's firogramme thnn legitimate comedy or rRgrdv. nlen nnd bnnio clubs also huvo their parts at all festivals. VAttlUUS MAXJflSSTATIOXS. Parisian women havo a dtinty fashion of catching up tho centro seam of their long skirts half a yard from tho hem nnd securing it a fow Inchos below tho waist with a fancy oln. thus reducing It ton very scnslblo walk ing skirt nnd showing a bit ot laco-frlllcd pot tlcoat besldo. "Uptodato" babies of ndvancod mothors aro dressed now ontlroly in flannol. Tho outer garment is a dainty princosso robo ot tho finest silk-warp flannol or wool, daintily brlni stltchod or ombroidorod with silk. It is thirty inchos long and has a high nock and long slooves. Ilonoath this Is a second gnr mont llko tho first, only that it has no sloevos, and knit shirts and socks coinplcto tho dress for wnrm dais. On cooler days an extra prin cess pottlcont Is added. SomotlmcB this outer dross is ot flno nnlnsuok or dimity, made lu tho new and dainty fashion ontlroly by hand, nnd with only tho simplest of trimming. No cotton or llnon undergarmonts. no tightly pinned bands or bolts aro allowed in tlio ad vanced larctto. Thon thoso later-day babies must not bo rocked, so say tho physicians and nurses, nnd tho old-tlmo cradle is replaced by a willow baskot bed. which is covored with laco-odged linen or lawn ruffles, and casings put nn over pink torn boy. or blue for a girl, according to tho ircnoh fashion. Yory pretty patterns of morning glories or clovor aro embroidered on these casings sometimes by mothers of leisure and skill. Wash silks nro used In tho woik. nt course, und only tho palest and softest nf tints. However, tho little willow bed is pretty and sweot when covored with plain white lnatorlal tied with bright ribbons, und in it the baby number threa rests quite ns poacofully usdoos buby number ono, who is tlio recipient ot moro frills und fussing. Girls havo odd tancios In lingerie, ono ot which is to havo tho ribbons of each set sug gest tho sachet powder usod in porfumlng It Tho ruffles, too. arn whlppod on tho edgos with tho B.itno color. Palo groon sots aro scented with new-mown liny or clover, pink ones with rose petals, holiotrope. or vlolot, with tho sweet flowors of tho samo name. And then there nro the now nightgowns nITuctod by tho swagger girl, of llnost whlto linen, falling straight nnd tuckloss from tho nock, fastened up in front In sevnro shirtlike style, nnd tied about tho nock with four-lu-hand of soft silk. In Tarls theyaro making boautlful girdlosof flexible gold filigree, studdod with jewols'und finished with gold fringe, which wind about tho waist twico and tlo carolesely on ono side. Threo miniatures, three old-fnshlnned brunches, three links nt gold set with lowols. or twoeumeos nro utilized as clasps fur gir dles of veil ct ribbon. Tngllbh women nro rejoicing to hear that the Amorican woman's foot Is growing larger. Thoy claim that tlio expansion is duo to her taking moro of tho outdoor oxerclsofor vthicli tho laigllsli woman bus so long boen noted nnd that tho timo will como when the Ainericun foot Is no moro ornamentut than tho llngllbh pedal extro.iilty. If you soo a llttlo stntuotto of St. Joseph on n girl's dressing tablo you may know that sho offois to it devout supplications in the secrecy ot hor npartmont for a good und doslrnblo htihband. She will toll ynu that it is a llttlo cruro among girls jut-t now to secure tlio statuettes, balloting that St. Josoph Is tlio putt on saint of matrimony. Of course, the pitrtlciilnr clrl ynu talk with will tell lou she doesn't I ol.ovo in it hoiself. but that all tlio other glrU do. 1TKUI KTIXO ISrOIlXATIOX. Minnesota rejoices la the possession of a unique character, Sara Polltrd, who is uno t the most Eurcossful farmers In Polk county, whoro sho owns n half section of laud which sho works horself with no help from men oeept Initio haivost season. Miss 1'irt laidlsa young woman of grace, bonuty. nnd ninny accomplishments, who has left a pleas ant IJtstern homo for the llfo of a fitrmor. Sho doos hor own ploughing, seeding, nnd burrow ing, operates her large farm with no other counsel than hor own good judgment, nnd has added u qtiurter section of land to her domain with tho proceeds of a few yearn' Imluhtiy, Sho wears when ongaged In outdoor work n shoitskltt which falls justbelowtho l.noe. und h.ib kueo breochus to match it. Queen Christina of Spain upon rocelvlng the unnotinceinnnt that tho thuimndtli baby had bout! namod aftor hor litihband. sent the parents a layetto. silver baby seivico, and a hnndsomo nest ogg. vvilh thogineofulmehKuge. "Tn tho thniisiniTth Alfuiisii. finm a Woman whom two Alfonsos havo made happy," Qunon Ylctorla has, llko other womon. her pot superstitions, ono uf which Is tho belief flint an) thing inudo by a blind person brings luck. Aceordltiglvlhocrndlo with all its fur nishings fnr the latest Daltenberg baby has bcon prepared entirely by the blind.' Tho Poclety of Lady AitSts In Ileilln lias under its churgo tlm only ait school In all (le.-mnny where women can obtain ndvuii tugos fur tho thorough study of art. Them urn froo scholarships fnr Inlonted pupils, und reduced feeti fnr th deserving, and at loii'onabln terinnall tho advantages enjoyid by the men of Iho nradenik, Thn Association nf visiting Nurses In Chi cago Is biippoi ted b t'm boclety Bills nf tlio city, who organise sjvving clnssos uud nrran.to umaleurciitiirluinments, and by proteshlon.il men and womon. who contribute lundi, for tho evpenses nf the wnrk. Seven trained nurses uro ouiployoil. mid wear a uniform uf I Ii e in I white, vvllh wliliitc'iilliiis nnd cuffs, uud n white er 's nji the la't uriii. I ueli nnrbo hii.u dis trict 111 which hlli goos from hnuso to hniiite among tlin poor, ulieiidlng tn their hick, und I cpm ting casus nt dlntless to tlin proper socle. lies fur relief, Tho soelet y h is no fund, but is fcupported by voluntary offerings. Hlghor education was not qulto a dead letter to nur unc-storsof tlm mlddlo ages and nc cording to somo ttuthotltlca both and girls sltsred equal advantage In being will pood nhmi tlmruud tn knn lodge with equal Im partiality, some Lstlu oxnielses written by alary Out-en ul Lcolh when only 10 mars old I urn stilt extant, uud Marguerite de Valois writes In hor memoirs that bho owed tho el cellonco of her Latin to tbo bodily cbattleo- ' IJHH The Gas that Leavens fl Yeast, and baking powders that produce M H leavening gas by fermentative or putrefactive g Wm action, destroy a portion of the most nutri- 31 tive and healthful elements of the flour. H The Royal Baking Powder produces the ) H leavening gas in the dough by purely mechan- J ical means, and thus, while perfectly leavening, $ J l preserves unimpaired those elements intended ' ' by nature, when combined in our bread, to ' ri Hj make it literally the " staff of life." W BR No leavening agent or baking powder, ex- ' p jJ cept the "Royal," possesses this great quali- Wi fication. ' f$U ment sho hnbtlually rocolvod from hor tutors. Huoon Isabella was, too, a Latin scholnr. and trough hor lntluonco it bocame tho fashion to study ancient tongues. Italian teachers wero Importod into Spain, and the bounties of tlio Spanish court nttended ncadomlc exam inations and took I art In tho public oxorclo of the gymnasium. It wns not until niter she was a queen that Is-tbella realised tlm nocos sity of Lntln in diplomatic, intercourse, nnd applied herself bravely to Its acquisition. Tho ox-Empress Kugonln Is working on her memoirs, which will doubtless prove interest ing to tho noxt generation. Thoy nro not to bo published until sov oral years aftor hor donth, and no ono Is to soo a lino ot tlio manuscript. Strnh Hnrnhardt clvos hor friends tn under stand thnt sho wns ono ot eighteen children, and In consideration ot Hint fact vorr natu rally her mother fnrgots tho particular year In wlil-'h this gilted duughterwas born. Hhowas educated at a nonvont. four times to be ex pellod and four times takon back into tho fold. Dr. Holmos wns cajoled Into adding tho charm of Ids nresnea to tho high tension ecstasy ot an afternoon ten recently, and whon asked his opinion of the affair, he fluid with a queer cood-humored twinkle In hlseyea: "It Isclgglo.gabblo, Bobble, und clt." A younc I'.ngllsh girl Is seolng Amorlca on ft somewhat nnv el plan. An sho bus not enough money to mako the grand tour, sho has adopt ed tho Idoa ot applying for work in the hotels of tho cities that sho visits. Sho re mains in a place long enough to soo the sights on hornfternoons out. and with tho wages sho etrnsund a small sum sho bus on hand she intends to sue most of America. For many years Ida Lowls. the keeper ot tho Limn Hock Light, has stood as the poorless heroine of her sox. tho only woman honored by receiving tho gold modal lor bravery In rescu ing life, tsowebe shares the distinction with two other womon. Dottlo Uurr. a student of LaSallo Somlnnry In Auburndale. Mass., who rescued two of her sclioolmntos from drowning, and Martha White, who suvod threo sailors from dtownlng tn tho surf off tho const ot Uray llurbor, Washington, during a torriblo storm. Lillian F. Smith, tho champion girl rlflo shot of tho world, hits constructed with hor own hands a small tulo boat weighing loss than thirty pounds, in which shois rowing down tho rough San Joachim Itlvur to San i-rnncisco. She will sleep in tho boat nt night undorncan vns awning, and row townrd her destination during thedav. Miss Smith was presented to (Juoon Victoria during her exhibition of iiiurksmanshlp in London. Mrs. Honrv Sldgwlck. tho now principal of Newnhnm College. Is tho wife of ono of tlio most distinguished professors In Cambridge who was one of tho founders of tho colloge over which his wife Is to preside. This is tho llrst lnstanco ot a marrlod woman (not a widow) being mado tho hoad ot a woman's collego In Europe. Mrs. Hldgwick's mother, voirs beforo woman's higher education had become tho fashion in (treat llrltnin. Insisted on hor daughters having tho samo course of education ns their brothers: and so advanced Is Mrs. Sldgwlck'sknnwledgo of mathematics that, had womon been permitted to subject t hemselv es t o tho test nf the tripos, sho might hive procodod l'htllppa 1'awcott as lady sen ior wrunglor. There Is in Rostra. Long Island, a woman stock raiser. Phebo Wlllots. who owns ono of tlm finest hords of cattlo on tho island and somo trotting stock of her own soloctlon or bred under hor own supervision. Mrs. .Tnmes Drown Potter seoms to have lost much nf tho enthusiasm for art which for merly Induced her to loavo the domostio for tho professional enreer. To an Interviewer In Loudon sho confessed that she lmd to work bccuiiso she hud nothing else to depond upon, und that J she were not obliged to act sho should leave tho stagc.asthocontlnunl change ot idll nnd tho rehearsing of now plays, and tlio travelling long dlftanens wero very weurisomo. Sho nlso eonfessod thnt sho considered herself very unfortunate and unlucky professionally. Tho Ann Arbor nnd Pennsylvania College dontnl departments are tho only ones that nd mlt womon to thn study uf dentistry. Tho llrst womnn dontlst. Mmo. Hlrschfeldt, who uitcrwiird hocamu dentist to tho family nt thn Kmperor Willi un. graduated from tho Penn sylvania school. 1'iwh of Australia, a most ctovornnd suc cessful colonial comio publication, Is cdltod by n woman. Miss Jim phy. who began as a mem ber of the staff uud worked her vvuy up to her prosent plnce. Philippe. Tawcett has beon appointed to a resilient mathematical lectureship by the Council of Trennham Colloge, and elected to a fellowship at I'nlvorslty Colloge. London. Constance Jenkins of Snmervllle Hall. Ox ford, is tlin only woman tn take llrst class lu Cl.isslcul Moderations at Oxtord tills year, bho rtceivod much of hor education at home. Ono of tho most dolleatoly considerate of practical charities is tho quiet wnrk dono by the Homo llutol Association, at 158 St. Ann's avenue. Needy authors, artists, teachers, writers llnd hore ahomo In time of noed.whoio price nro regulated by tho circumstances of Its guests. '1 lioso who can pay a small sum for their accnmmodationsarenllnwed todo so; those who cannot, enjoy Its prlvllegos regard less of sex. religious bellof. or profession. Ono nf tlm sources nf Itfl Itmnme is the gonoroslly of tho-o who huvo liuneflted by Its help, and by obtaining work through lis patrons uro en abled to repny tliolr Indebtedness with tho generosity characteristic of pooplo of the typo for whoso relief It la founded. Among tho best reports sent out from tho Minneapolis Convention by tho picked nrmy nf repoileis thetn wore those written by MrB. Mtignret Sullivan. While liorassnejates had eomfortjhlo quarters on tlio platform, Mrs. Sullivan sat In uno nf tho (nr galleries, talcing noti-s lu imr lap. Sho Is ncknonlodgod tho brightest newspaper woman of tho vv est, and ono uf tho most uuussumlng and moJost A rnanish lady has succoedod In crossing thn Anden In u cnrrlngo. a dlstnnco of .'100 inlloh. 'J ho journey was i-omiibitod In ilovon duis, Ihuugli ueailyu mlloof tho road hud to bo Luilt for hor use. rilraboth Moro, n pretty young clrl of F.dgo-wo-th. with tlm help nf a girl frlond. has loi'ontly built a little cnttnge for lmrself, lay ing the foundation, do nc all the carpentering und plastering the rooms. Mrs. Hattio llronks of Mnlno Is conducting an cMoiudvii fouudr) nnd locomotive building establishment near Dunkirk, which turns out filoiouiotlvouduy. A company has been started in Philadelphia to lake nun of household furnaces and bent nis, supplying tho fuel uud attending to tho llros at u enbt no creator thnn that usually p..ld for coal. ttiiiinivuy lire an a lint, Kquvrns, -Tu'y 2. Whon F.ll Urn yos of Tiuki-tni tnwiudilp went to hoo In his com fit Id tlm oilier day ho stuck a small maple bush In the bund of his broiid-biimmcd Htravv h.it. After ho hud worked a while ho heard n loud humming lu the air. and. looking up. ho behold it iiiiiuway swarm nt bees coining towiitd him, He leaned on his hoe and gar.cij ut the fugitive Insects. Intending to unto their com so to tin- woods, but hodidn tget a cIihiico tod-iho. When tho bois wero nearly over his head limy spied the hush In his lint, und ehiiugi-d their inliuls about sailing to tlm wn ids to hunt up n hollow tree. They hettled down n-i tlm IiumIi und mn the crown nt his hat, and for a ninumut. (Iratos said, hit was In it q'lundaiy, Tlm bees wero friendly, how. ever, uud llu-y elungti) his hat, rearing that thoy inl'-dir Imcoiiiu angry If ho moved ubout much, Oiiives janim.-d tils hoe bundle In the ground, t ink his hat off eurrfully and placed ii iri the line, Then Im gut a nail keg. brushed the Lce Into It. and canted thou to tho bouse without getting stuoc ococ rt . HynHi l'ia 1UAT COULD BZAT. Ww ' V Imt Blorlea of the Conduct or 'Wild Beaata) O Wil Brought Vmirr SnbJectlOB. (('iB-v '' JYom th Ban TtxmeUeo ChrmM vfe jfv J Llout, Booker of tho Austrian Tolar exnodU t?J',l Hon tells a story of a sailor who tried to tama '" i , fl two younc white boars not much blggor than, id Iw lapdogs, and got so fond of them that ho ovoa ha Kf took them to bod In cold weathor. till one W Hf, night his comrades woro awakened by loud if B(f, shrloks and tho complaint that ono of his pota jft, had bitten two of his toes off. An Lsqulman J iS'T pilot In commenting, on tho acoldont, ro- : ill jgh' marked that tho llttlo brutes can nover ba gjj fS. trusted after they havo crown stout enough 'slilll to blto through n man's clothes. . . -.ii-BiW llut with that singlo oxoeptlon, speotmons ot Ji-B Tit overy kind of carnivorous mammals havo !S C HI been tamed sufllolontly to rocognlze tho au- Am AW tlmrlty of tliolr msstor, and to ba domesti- ftm m rated. If not hundlod with Impunity. Heleuouu tHV flW Mentor, tho King ot Syria, usod to drive, a jHIlk four-in-hand team ot tamo tigers, ana tha 'SltM Nabob ot Oudo had a pot sho tiger that often vlS3 was taken alons on his journeys, and had -fiHP been taught to mount nn otophanc without IfiMIJ making use of her formidable ofaws. SrJPJr LIoub havo froquontly boen tamod byehow , iiViu mon. und sometimes ovon for military pur- lljuof poses. During tho reign of tho EmpororTra- jL&SmtLVim jnn, n Homnn (loneral on an oxnodltloa "" -.;..-v6BtP against a rev oltod province on tho north shore) iHa 1KI1 of the Adriatic trlod tho plan of soaring thai ; 'WWfn natives with a brigade of trained lions, bus KfTi'H round that in warfaro tho ignoranoo of pluckr1 wBIJl barbarians Is not always a disadvantage 'tBKII "Thoy mistook thorn for largo dogs." says thai ;rv US 11 historian. " nnd knocked tliolr brains out." i f 0li About UO per coot, of the wild animals used! '' f. wii for tho beast lights of tho Circus Moxlmua1 lit 111 came from Northern Africa, and tho Algerian. fill coast towns aro still tho favorite rendezvous ot j' wll International pot doalors. On tho steamer" ' J7t wharf of Algiers strangers aro bcslegod by tha 'M native boast poddlers extolling In broken, 1 , ill French tho morlts ot their tamo baboons. I i jfa juokuls. monkeys, nnd younc lions. In tha t . iii outskirts ot tho Casbah. or hill suburb, there, , ; a JM aro rogular boast farms, whore lions and i ' ' !: loopards by dozons ot pairs aro koptl i . v'IBf. for brooding purposes. Tho travolllnic" WHB agont ot tho famous Hagonbeck salo fvijl monngorlo. in Altona. noar Hamburg, gives a1iE an autusliig account of a-visit to ono ot VaPtl! thoso zculogical stock farms. whero strangora fvli need a guide to avoid an oncounter with tha rmr sideshow pots running loose in all diroctiona JpB" and roaring their young in all sorts of unex- , ijfrjtv poctod places. "Don't stir that brush pile." s, .("JU1, said tho agont's cicerone, "there's a pair ot ' ' fW porcupines in thero and thoy might scare you VAf It thoy start up nil of n sudden. Not too far 'fit?' that way. either." lie interposed. Booing tho vis- lllim ltor trying to tako a detour to tho loft; "tha Iln1 old ho-baboon makes that crib his hoadquar- - Visi ters and might tear your coat to pleoos." and -jIiRi so on. till thoy reaohod tlio Hon kennels, a ' fm serlos of grottos excavated from n lodge ot jiiVi porous Umcstono and securod in front with IHl Bhort Iron bars. 1 3 lull " How do you koep those younEStors from ViJIti.l rtinnlngnwayitltogether?" Inquired the agent. Aini stopping baok to rid himself of two baby lions t- IMUI that had squeezed through tho burs and wero Jj.ima tugging away nt ids trousers. Itttml " Oh. rou couldn't drive thom away." I alral laughed the proprietor, an old Arab, engaged f tiffl in cleaning tho dons by moans of a long- ff handled hoo. "Thoy play all ovor tho yard In aOtP tho evening, but como baok of tliolr own no- JJlia? cord as soon as tho night gotn n llttlo oool. f l'Jp "Somo of your boarders soom to feel qulto at ' -'s home." said tho visitor, pointing to a hugo , ' yl-,i malo Hon that had turned ovor on his baok and was playing with u stick and a. fragmont of lr2,l a skull bono. ft " Yos. thoy aro taking It easy enough." said fcl i tho old Aral). " only on stormy nights I notlca s JtlOU that thoy get rostloss nnd push about tho bars A ttWrnKf1 as if thoy woro trying to find a way out. His JT I'jfi1 tho tlmo whon tholr rolntions in the wilder--' v? HjA ness aro doing most of their business." V 1 iy Hut the most tnmablo ot all tho big cats Is ' .'6ff. tho East Indlnn chootah. or hunting loopard. i SiKt a croaturo which. In Its habits and appear- v-. jipv ance. seems to forrn curious connecting link ' lift t botwoen tho entu aoa dogs. Its logs aro longor tfjif f than thoso of a tlgOr.lt has truo canlno teeth. ' i ,?, thick and deop-rooted llko thoso of n hound. 'I sai ! and Its claws aro rather blunt, on account ot i! Li being less porfectly retractable than thoso of a awn I common cat. The doc cat. as somo naturalists '75? lOlflf havo proposed to call thochoctnli.gotasotamo Jr a'.IxL that It can bo trusted to pass the night ! undor its master's bed. and vvlil play for hours w' with aggresslvo and troublesome pUppios lit' without losing Its good humor. Hut out In tho Ij4- fields its Hiiml-follno Instincts nro apt to reviva H If at tbo most unexpected moments. It will fly fi l at domestlo animals or brlstlo up with nn V ' ominous growl at sight ota running boy, and fftl on hunting excursions it is by fnr tho safest Sjlf-J plan to keop its eyes covered till there Is a ir (2 thanco to got n gllmpso nt lcgltlmnto game. m.v, "I onco brought up a young cheotah with Wi, somo greyhound pups." says an English ofll- . wllii cor who passed sov oral years in a garrison, llvlr town In northern Hlndostan. "Evon when, KjfS nonrly full grown It would nlay with any dogs. thIm somo of which did not muoh rolish its bound- su' ing nt them, nnd was nlways sportlvo ana Siif, frolicsome. It got much attached to rao. nnd u ft nt onco rocognlrod Its name. Hilly, and would fiVt-T follow mo llko a ilog, overy now and thon sit- Mn, ting down for a fow seconds nnd thon racing: Uif after mo again. It was very fond of being; n't noticed, and usod to purr just llko a eat. jfu' In tho garden It used to climb on any high ob- , BlJi ject-tho stump of ntroe, a stack of hay and Jn from this elovated perch look all around for J1 some moving object. As it grew up it toole Cjlfl llrst tn attacking shoop. and aftor I had ourod f it nf that habit It would attack donkeys and f, get wollkltkod by thorn, and when only halt fljf;; grow.t It flew ono dny nt a big tame nylghau (a, Sji;. species ol antelope), nnd maulod its logs badlr ?$: boforn it could bo ml Hod ott" ia. Hwlft-footnd animals, with abundant factlt- (Ri Hies for making a living of tholr own, nro apt ill to tako Fieneh leave Tn spite of kind treat tit ment, nit hough in moments of danger suctl hi J renegndes will somutlmos remomber an old ;j tf protector nnd volunteer to ronounco their . J J(, habits ot trunncy, Tho post trader ot tha ili 1'orbln do Sun Pablo, noar Mazatlan, ralsod a A $'i joung ocelot which hung about the house, oe i iw rather tho ranch, for a couple of years. , il but at Inst consul to recognlro tho au- , (lu thorlty of its landlord. Jo unit a would Mil! abhont hnrsolt for weoks together nnd vlsltt ltf tlm poit only as a guest, or a privileged mem- i ' II bor of an Inspecting committee, for sho rum- f f ri magos the premlsos, appears and disappears rf?H without asking anybody s loavo, and resents i- - ovnry sttompt nt lamlllurlty on the part of her f lift former ownor. llut ono evening sho had just Aii entered thn store when n troop of horsemen u.; alighted at thn gate, and a minute later. It Uovornmont scout with a big wolf doe stopped , &l up to tho counter, while his companions do-. Bil posited tholr saddlebags noar tho opeai. au door. Juanlta cast an unoasy glance at tha SAl blockaded door, and in the noxt instank ,4' caucht sight of tho dog. and ho of her, whoa " tho attitude of both parties becamn so dlsa- t' grerablr suggestive of un Impending set-to . that tho scout rcachod for a stick to chaso tho pi doc out. Hut Jttnnltn either mlsconstruod his (;, motlvoorlind already mado up her mind to fl,' secure a vantnso emund. for just wlien h III faced about sho leaped upon tho counter and Ji( with tho noxt jump upon tho shouldor of her j old master, and thero procoeded.to "get hoff t. back up." Browllng viciously and bristling up )1 I totwloohernuturuslre. llko a cat. Ij Old liaboons. naturally tho most surly ot Af prisoners, will treat tholr koaporwlth n filial fl'f affection vnrylngvvlththoqualltyof tho monu. II and allrst-crassc.atorerean manacotodomes- i II tlento evon such boarders us vvolvos and i. -I reptiles- A (larninn oolnnist of ow Prey- ' i liuic. Ilmrll. has collected a houseful 5 of htuffed birds, thnt lmvo beon doscrlbeu J by sov oral travellers, but in tho opinion ' l oftlmnnlitos the euiloslUns of his museum v nro ocllpsud by thn monnijerlo of his diiugh- (J ter, whose eullnar)' talents have cliarmoa fri tho souls of somo of tho wildest donlzens ot , Jjj tlio forest. Including several troo snako ' (which In Mnxico, ton. aro ofton domestlcatod. 1 for mousing purposes) und a large boa. n f;r 9RI midatdo looljlne monster with 'tlio dlsiMi'ltlorj- (.v of a lapiloL-, that will share tho children IT brrakliibt ol milk and brond and nt a signal or lu his bonefitctreis will ctul lilmsolf u.P In lior IJ upron with a supernumorHry coll or two tym.' uioniidlmr loot, . , . , , . .. i, I Hut an Indljvstlon or a brief delay of tho , M & dinner hour Is llablo to modify the aniloblo , !, ffl dispnhltion uf such pets, and boast trainers- who keep bous tor oxlilblilon purposes Bon-. 1 f -i er.illy tako oaro in postpsuo their perforata I 0E uucystUJuttvrwejiltjiBeft l