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tSUH lTi I II s HI 'H M, - THE' SUN, SUNDAY, 'JUNE 19,' 1898. ; 5 9 t, M . mill i - . .. .. ,,. i. !! ii ... , (H If' LISTEN. BACHELOR GIRLS. ly"iiw UAXjioya ehotore ox tub most Y iU XXDXPBXnEXTWItJITAX: H The DHt Liberty Ciium Tilth Marriage, Sbo B-aM and Daobelor Ulrl Am Not Really Ho B F Independent aa They Fr'tand In tlellavr fi M)'u Man iVblrai. and KatbUn r Wamaisblnil. m a Woman Is by natttro dependent. Indeed, Will there la no such thing as nn all-around Indo 9 m pendant woman. Favr men are wholly lndepcn- H dent. Many young women calling themselves m jM1 ' elrl bachelors think that thoy havo nought nnd Hj Aj J, found real Independence. Then there are tbo IH Mf,f sggresslvo spinsters who are firmly convinced , that thoy aJ ono of all womankind are truly In M Bl dependent. Tbey Join In with the girl bach- i"ls a l lora and pity tholr married slater for being fn tied to a man. Tho married women do not a answer them, (or thoy are satisfied with iHLl f their lotasnrulo. And well they may bo, tor 8wW y n no mo"' independent woninn In thewotld Is B m )' V ae womRn wo 's nt OD'T married but also flffl n(i I mated. Some pcoplo Bay that a woman poorly llw!( tnarrlod la happlar than tho woman not mar- InH jyj tied at all. A matron gave two girl bncholors I jBijl J tome points along this line not long ago. They HI " poko to her In a miliar patronizing way about a, Hd I her not being able to join In one of their larks I Hf ' ') becauso aha was married; It was like touching a !,E1 ' i natch to kerosene. 1bB ' "Buch talk shows Your ignorance." aho ex- L; ' if Claimed In a tone that carried conviction. Ht I ft "You girls and your boasted Independence at- ' Hi i ') ' or mo no ent ' rauMment we" '(i HI , ' for serious thought. You seo. I can read you V! Ilka books because before my marriage I was an HI I Independent bachelor maid myself. I thought I V J wouldn't exchange my swoet liberty for tho I JBV tost husband and the finest home in the land. JM 0i at least, I tried awfully hard to mako myself 1 HTi -alter that I belleTed that just aa you two I JH(i l BirU and your kind aro try lnar to do." Iwftjf V "Why. what do you mean t" asked ono of tho s If U Blrt bachelors. tVtj "" Sonr BrnPB" '- a other, with a gtsturo J I 'HI) v Of contempt. rl I W ( "Merely this," answered the matron, "that It I I I i S is airalnst nature for woman to be wholly Inde- I.' ! pendent, and when we go against nature she I I I squelches us in ona way or another. Now you L" I ' I claim to be two girl bacholors, don't you I And IB , i you represent the two types of so-callod lndo- J I , pendent women. Ona of you Is Independent by llj I I cbolco, tho other through necessity. Fan has a wj ' - rosy generous allowance, and she baa eleoted to If V 1 1 learoher home and spend har life In study and j I! also to do absolutely as she pleases. Nell has 1 llj boon forced to learo her homo and earn her own ( l- lirintr. and she. too, has sot her hoad to I i 1,11 think, speak and act as aho soes lit. Thero you f ' j I are. and you are two out of thousands. You 11 I .1,1 orobothattrnctlToto men and hava bad and i& j now hare no end of beaux, and you say that you (i 1 f f cant fall in lore with any of them, that you aro Atsn J proof against such nonsense, but I warn you .- mJI - ''' you aren't. Yon are merely bent on shutting iW '0T8 Qr anJthing like It out of your heart. t E ii 8oma day a man will coma along who will drtTO IB. V suoh notions out of your head In a hurry." IH N "Bosht" exclaimed tbo ono called Fan. "You HI don't know what you are talking? about. I lead HR a llfo of absolute independence, and tho man HI doesn't walk the earth who could mako me stye BB It up' HB "And so daV chimed In Nell. "Them's my MB ' eantlments. too." BJ "It would be preposterous to say that tbo lflj average bachelor girl Is not Independent In a IBJ vay." answered the matron. serenely. "There f Bj axe lots of meanings to the word Independent, ,' BJ you know, I'll grant you tbat the bocholnr girl .W la a croaturs of lndopendent mind, of Indepen- m dent means, of Independent manner, but she la W not. never has been, Bnd. never will belndepen- I dent when It comas to her heart, her affections. I Han con do without lore In his life, but. woman can't. Not every man Is subjoct to control by other peoplu or things, but every woman Is. The more a woman ' talks about her Independence and brags of It , ' and plumes herself on It. tho more firmly am I 1 ' convinced that at that very moment Is this woman- dependent for happiness on the affec " I J tion of some one. Usually ft Is a man. Berato xoe all you have a mind to for sneaking thla way, but I am having the satisfaction of know ing that I am striking home. You see I was once a bachelor girl myself, nnd all of my ft,.. ,, friends said that I waa a fool to glva ud my V B"i career and marry." " Have you regretted it t asked both girls. BB.1? "Well, I should say not," answered the BBli matron. "There Is only one truly independent IBB&i life for a woman and that Is a llfo with the man IBBt she loves. Love Is the only thing that can set HHaH a woman free. An all-wise universal Father HHI' nKS made this so to preserve the race. 1 never BBBt knew what independence was until after I was Hi married. Single women nro apt to mistake IBBBj license for Independence, I know every trend HHB of thought that the so-called bachelor HHH olrl. the so-called Independent woman, has. She ?:eta up early In the morning thoroughly n love with the lot aho haschosen and starts out BBBB on ber day's work. Sne meets rebuffs, sets dis- HHHI couraged, grows physically so wenry that, she HHHl longs to fly to somo one who loves hor better HHHI than all others, and bavo a good cry. By tho BBBB time night comes sbo hates her lonely room or nBBM apartment and not Infrequently sobs herself to HHH sleep, about what she knows not, but 1 do. It Is IBBBj) simply because her woman a nnturo Is flBBK revolting acralnat a life of Independent lone- 'UHK llness or lonely Independence, Just as you YflBjr pleoso to look at It. All that Is best VllBJf n ber Is stretching ont after a home of lltfljf her own, after family ties. When she roado tyfll herself Independent in mind, manners nnd lUBV 1 finances she enslaved her affections, chained KHJ them up. rendered them Inert. No woman can he really Independent until she unchains her fill affections and opens her heart to receive the ( lifi love of some true man. Perhaps yon two won't 1 own It, but you know 1 speak truly." "There is no use in denying that two and two xoakefonr," answered Fan, rather flippantly. " You've opened my eyes to a thing or two," put In Nell. " and for my part I shall expend S soma of my energy from this time on In opening my heart to love rather than wasting It In try 1 Ing to And absolute independence. You'vo In made meown what I've known all along, and 'II that la tbat there Is no itneh thing for women ns 'IB independence, and I'm thankful to say that I (jl: don't believe there Is for man, either, as far as the heart Is concerned." jS, Wodsowood blue Is the newest color in sta- H tlonery. It Is trying very hard to oust military 9 gray, but It can't do It. Women are too pa- ,B triotlo for that. Nevertheless, the new paper Is ' IB finding great favor. It Is much lighter In tone jfl i than the ordinary Wedgenood wove blue, nnd HB is most pleasing to the eye nnd dainty, Mme. B Melba uses no other color, and hain't for H a long time. Well up In the left-hand H corner of her note paper Is stamped n hernl- IHj dlo devtco In white, and underneath It a IjHJ monogram formed of the diva's slven UHJ ' name, "Nellie," and the Initial letter of her Inst HHI same. Erery ona is having ber Wrrtgeirood HHh paper stamped in white, and very small mono. IbBB . grams are still used. The pxperlUelf Is smooth IBBi and. rat ber thin but of excellent quality, eu IBBI mentnlgray paper l stanipnl nlmnst ontircly IBB in red. Hundreds of pounds of this paper, IBBi ornamented with tho American or the IHHJ Cuban flag, or both, is boing chl. A omsn IflBJ of Individuality ilocs nnt follow fnRhion'n Hi whims In tho matter of stationery. She chooses BBJj somo delicate color, cream or nur hltc, und HH uses It until it becomes a part of herself, nnd Is HH ust as characteristic of her as whet she writes HH on it- Hut all women hum not marked luill- HH vlduullty, and so fadx In writing paper, as w oil HBJ . as faas In everything oIhc, take well. r jH This last hot spell sent linen nnd check skirts "rTJHJljr, to tho front In u hurry, Nothing Is moii- coin HP'' fortable and certainly nothing looks nontcr und Hn cooler when perfectly fresh than a skirt of white duck pique or cheviot. The linen skirls aren't so attractive, but they are more practical for H avery-day purposes In a city. Ijibt j oar's skirts HR were plain fle or seven unred affalrH. Not so HI this Tear. The whito unes aro b'ili nuilo tlubt I about too hips, miKiflnu llin flgurn losely to BB the knees, wheie, by inn. ill of n plnlu HE circular nouncc, they nm made tn Hare BH urounrt tli fret. Those of linen or crush BJ ay lucked ui eon.'cd in parlous ivn), BJ . aews not pay to huv a ilionp wnAx BJ C.klrt, nn iimtler luiw 1 1 nipt Intr It may look. ,BJ Bnch skirts will shrink nn on one nlilo ntul sng BJ own on tha other with Hie Itrst doing iiplntlio BJ iost exusperatliigfushiun. There nr pk-nt) ut HJj tailors who will iimke tn order a piqurt or duck Hi skirt of shrunken material for from K to 10. Hi nii i ' better economy In tune two of lltcho I than tin of the others- 'I hoy lit littler, Iiok HJI better, wash better, und, Indeed, savo no end of HJ time and temper. HJ Velvet c ollarettcs ureal! Iho style. They are jHJ as hot as hot rlro pudding, hut womrn nnta Hjl used to being unroinfortiibln In their ilrrrs that HH they don't notice u lltt'o ihlng like a ulet HH collarette In August writher. Thin ui-tee'ory HH is only worn with white srrge dreKscx or tliouc !HH made of heavy wnah fnbrtie. I'le gray, tur- jHH quolse blue and old pink nro tin- lendluu colors SHj and each collsrelto has a narrow hell lomntih, HHI both being embellished with ctcel nail bends. (HH ue "8 nre fastened with steel buckles, m IH&. Umbrellas and parasols are getting la their "jHJL Inning nowadays. If a woman would be HBT strictly up to data she must carry a very HH gay and festive looking sub umbrella and ber iHH , parasol mutt be all fluff and frillu. Curious 'HB1 shades of gray, blue, red and grean prevatl J ija'tb tunbrilUa aad Ujcae mad of tn plcnous plaids and stripes are also much need. One of dark blue lined with green U snld to resist the sun's rays and to ptove mote rest ful to tho wearer's eyes than any other, but the colors ore not becoming to most women. The man who chances to rend this noedn 'tsnille; woman tries on her umbrellas and parasols be fore a big glass Just as she does her hata and bnys according to becomlngness. Nearly all the colored parasols and umbrellas havo white ribs this year, and handles are lighter and prettlor than ever before. Man needn't laugh at woman about wenrlng his ties, bats and gloves, nnd having ber shoes built after tho models of his. He has adopted her bar pin for a scarf pin. and considers It quite the corrxct thing, particularly It It happens to be set off wltbaslnglo diamond. A Pin cushion mndcofa stln American flag Is tho latest patriotic, manifestation and ono that will not appeal to the woman of good taste. This Is tho season when a woman with ugly hnnds feels this defect with unustinl keenness. There Is no excuse for n woman's having abso lutely unattractive linmls, noimttcr how badly nature has shaped them. It she keeps them woll Bhe must do this If she goesglovctess, nnd many women do so nowadays, particularly ntlilntlo girls. Kate Efteleston, in an article on "Phys ical Culturo for Girls," in speaking of the hands, says: "Tho fact that tho hand looks shapoller and moi a graceful when the middle nnd third fin gers are slightly curved in nnd awav from the Index and littlo fingers Is shown by the models tu the glove storo windows, nnd whllolt Is affec tation to hold tho hands In such a position, yet. this cxerclso, to make the pose natural, should bo practiced. "Somo one has said somewhero that tbo num ber of cultured generations back of an indi vidual may be judgfai by the degrre of curve tn the little finger. Observation will Drove this mors or less true. When ono sees n person holding a glass or cup with the little tlnirer thrust out and curved until It resembles a hook, a little Investigation will almost lnvnirlably show that the desire for culturo has onrj Just awakened In that particular family, nnd in Its newness Is somewhat overstepping the mark. Affectation Is a sign, of lack of breeding. "Sonieottheoldpmlntera understood hnnds to perfection. Long, rounded hands, with nllghtly curved angers and frently bent wrists, nre rhar actertstte of tbo women whose beauty they have made memorable. Sometimes, perhapi. tho beautiful hands wette thoso of some other model than the pictured one. but tho painters knew that beautiful hands were as necessary as beau tiful faces to make a harmonious picture. "Th people of almost every other nation have more graceful hands than we have, and those who use their hands most froely when con versing are by far the most graceful. The hands which make no superfluous movements, wblcb apprar to obey readily and easily their owner's will, whoso movements aro froe, rhvth mlo and gentle, are the really graceful ones." Infants are wearing hosiery quite ns gy r.s that worn by their fashionable fathers and mothers. Their little half hoso are brllltan'i In color and extreme In design, and. It la i aid, afford the average youngster moreamusenent than tbe loudest-sounding rattle. TAXTJLZ.IK1MO TUB SLEEPLEIS. Coawseats by a Snirerer Uon Oae FVan far avoiding Inaamnla. "I belong to tbe modern nobloarmy of mar tyrs," said a young woman. " I'm an alleged hrainworker. The results don't justify tbo ' title, perhaps, but tbat Isn't the paint. The work I do Is generally classed as-hralnworkt so let It go at that. " Well, whether It's becauso I really do over tax my feeble mental powers, or because I worry because I don't tax them enough, or becanine I haven't enough exercise. It Is a fact that there ' are times when I don't get enough steep. Or I think I don't, and that amounts to tho same thing. Consequently I always hall wtth Joy any advice on the subject of overcoming insomnia. At present I have such a valuable fund of Infor mation along thla lino that lean almost put my self to sleep by counting the methods'whtch I have tried and found wanting. " The other day I was waiting for a train at one of the elevated railroad stations, and as I stood there I looked over the display of reading matter on the news stand. My heart leaped , within me when In a certain table of contents I saw the title, Mental Control of Sleep.' My train was Just rumbling up. so I didn't have time to take a peep at the article and And out whether it would be of any nse to roe. I put down my 20 cents, took up my magazine and ran for the train. " I read the article on my way downtown, and I was so mad that I accidentally kicked the old gentleman next to me, which somehow made me feel better, though I donbt If It did as much for him. You seo. It wasn't the first time that I had read one of that same brand of Insomnia articles, and I wanted my 20 cents back. If there is one thing more irritating than another to a parson who has courted sleep unsuccess fully, weary night afterwearynlght.lt Is to be told, ne, tor Instance, In the language of this ar ticle the other day: " ' Instead of taking ono's cares to bed. one should dismiss them the moment one begins to undress. Thinking is voluntary. The current of thought can be stopped by nn act of tbe will as promptly and almost as mechanically as tho water can be turned off at tbe bathroom faucet.' "Slang or no slang, that makes mo tired. This turning off thought when every norve In your body and brain Is buzzing away is about as sensible as to try to turn off a thunderstorm by plugging a bole In a village switchboard. The man who wrote this article, however, doesn't think so. This is what he says about peoplo like me: ' ine trouoie wim us wnon we say wo -can c stop thinking" Is really that we do not want to. Like the self-deluded victims of bibulous In dulgence, tbe man that "cannot stop" could stop If he would. There Is no limit to tho power of an Intelligent will. Humboldt could live and be sano and useful on an allowance, of two hours' sleep out of tho twenty-four. Edison onco re mained awako for seventy-two hours in ofdor to complete a mental task. Such fents, howovor, are but little harder than that of trolng to sleep at will, which Napoleon, with Europo on his shoulders, was ablo to do. Almost any business man would pronounce them easier; but sloop, being normal, should be far more readily en joyed than dlspenned with. '"Tho New Testament which, among other admirable things. Is a irnod and simple expo sition of healing philosophy gives a reclpo for tho cure of Insomnia, The Now Testament tells jou what to employ a better medicine thin nnydnig "Take no thought for the morrow," Htop thinking, that Is to say, and go to sloop; If there is noma weighty declalon to be made the hour will find you equal to It.' "Now, what dn you think of tbat? Of course. It is not ncceisnry deliberately to worry and think and plan after ono goos to hid, Hull like the cheerful way In which liesars. Must stop thinking and go to alcen.' Idon I bcllovo any body can make tho mind a perfect bl.ink." Thnt's n fnvoillo phrase. "rllwaner ono thing, either the writers of such articles havo never known pnrsonul'v tho terrors of Intoninin, or they haie haprlly re covered their nervous equilibrium, and havo for- arotten what they went through, As tor me, I havo sufTcred from sleoplessnoss; I linvii re , covered, hut I hole not forgotten Andmvn j. rice to those who are still sulTcring Is th n. Turn off the faucet of thought, s tho grn'i,. man suggests, If you cm Take 'lots anil 1 of out door exercise Intnl. mm hot milk je. fore you g" 1 1 hed, (iel out nf tlioclty If in' . rrl, lenl ot liiuiiiienlenl. He Just iih hi-r . as ynu possibly rn be. Ihalaat hltof ndvl & may seem n littlo of th natnreiif lh one ntio' fi turn, lug off thought. It Isn't, however. Th ,. I a good testimony to the (ontrnry. Conn iiirntly my proscription l: Countrj nU-hts, ,Ac-cise, hut milk nnd happiness. And I've be a through the mill," llemitidn tinmen. From the Ihiladtllhiu Trlti faph. Herinurta women nro excelh ) iir-iisawlrcs and bring up largo families of . lltlrori. some of the most faiurcd jounir folk ' .ng n-nt to the I'nltid States for odii'Mtlon ) advantages. In matters of itlquetto thev tT fnr more strict than Americans. Ann m' f, they nre well todo nnd live comfortably, l i0 h0meof thempos arh nmple menus and uoy much luxury. In Uenmidii. ns in Kngl" d. prnpert). especially real cst-ie, remains i t the k.iiio fnnilies for loncpirind. and boiiw (,,f , urscendanlHof the first settlers otlll j..vh Ind9 wlilrli hnve iioveriMit.nl out of I i .u funilile It is Just this i-onservnllsiii about uropeity which causes tbe eiiprrahundHnro or apliihtora. No ullen inn acquire a tltlo Ir , Mnd 111 llennudn either by purvhaso or In serltancr. Tills Is ihleliy a preuiutionury nu t .ure against the 1'ortugiicse, who flock to the '..untri iid un In largely for onlnn growing. fjm t,. provides that If a woman mnrile , torclener ahe sh.U lose her landed proper! nnd alull also become Incapa ble of liiherlti i.anj, 'J Ilia law m naturally not popular with f ,e Bdles, whon-e their brothers mate wltli h marlcans and oilier aliens and would fain 1 ye the same lllierly. Occasionally Bermuda rj.-a renounce their birthrights for love s sake, p, nB XW, the charms of pennl Ic! mala' Srs are not sufliclenl for young msn to desire lb tr.i for wires, nun ihusmnuy girls aro df?? . J alnsle blessedness tn Bermuda sim ply by t tViUwot thtUsd. WOMAN IN ifoT WEATHER. THINGS TO BAT, DRINK, ITBAB, AlfD, r.Hl'EGIALLT, LET ALHNU, A musician's Mallnn of the rreper Way rr a Utiass la Dren The Impertant Qneallon . nr the Die! Uarrr e Be Avalaed Value r Ibe Afternaon sap Shown In the Seal". Woman frets and fumes about hot weather moro than man. This is because she doesn't know how to conform to the summer tempern turo. It Is possible for hor to keep perfectly comfortable when the mercury Is playing tag with tho hundred notch if she'll only take the trouble to do so. Of course, It entails some self sacrifice; everything that brings a sense of satisfaction In life docs. Thero are dozens ot things that sho can do to add to her comfort, and Just as many which will detract from It. If sho dresses properly, cats nnd drinks the right things, and malntitns her mental equilibrium, there Is no reason why she shouldn't keep ns coolns the provorblal cucumber even when the weitucr Is hottest. Thero are womn who always look nnd feel comfortable on the most prostrating days; they are the ones who have learned how to keep cool. A doctor gavo two women some good ad vice on this subject the other day good not only for thomsolvcs, but also for nil womankind. Ho chnncod to meet them In a fashionable restau rant, and tho orders that they gave aet hla tonguo going, but not until after ono of them, a stout woman, exolalmed: " How I hate hot weather, doctorl It simply puts an end to me and I am tho most mlserahlo creature In oxlstence from the tlmo the first hot spoil sets In until tho first crisp days of autumn come. Can't you glvo mo a remedy for torrid waves I" " Yes. give us your recipe for keeping cool," put In the other, a tall, thin, palo woman. "You say you never suffer from the heat, and yet yon work In tho city all summer, taking your vaca tion in winter." " I know how to conform to summer weather," answered tho physician, " and any ono can learn how to do that. To keep cool one must know how to maintain absolute health In hot weather. When I sat down here I couldn't help hearing yon give your order to the waiter. You ordered two gin rlckeys." "Yes. you knowllmo Julcols so cooling," In terrupted the stout woman. The doctor smiled and continued: "And you ordered a lobster salad with mayonnaise dress ing, some French fried potatoes nnd rum cakes, with small cups of coffee as a finishing oourso. Such a luncheon for n day like this, when tho morcury is fairly sizzling In tho tube! You both deservo to be roasted allvo. No wonder you are languid and upset physically. However, you needn't feel lonesome. Nine out of ten women havo false Ideas about diet tn summer, they do not know how to clotho tbomsolves properly, how to batho and how to conduct themselves generally. You do not even know the effect of beat on tho body, do you t" " No," admitted both in a breatb. "Hut I'm sure I know all about diet and bathing and proper dress for hot weather," added tho stout woman. "My husband says rlckeys aro very cooling and I ordered a lobster salad in preference to hot milk, and tbe rum cakes well we are both so fond ot tbem that we could cat them 305 days In tbe year, couldn't wot" addressing her friend, "As for bathing, I take two cold plunges every day and a spongo bath Just before getting into bod, and I woar gowns mado of the thinnest material. I'd wear shirt waists a great deal, but I'm too stout and short wnl8ted. Now have you anything to say I " "I havon't snid anything yet, ' answered tho doctor. " You asked me how a woman can bo comfortable In hot weather nnd I shall tell you. Mind you, I'm not spesklng of nny particular woman, but Just any old woman or middle-aged ono, or young one, either, for that matter. First ot nil, let mo assure yon that the sweat glands wore by nature Intonded to perform a function other than to throw off Impurities and waste; they wero intended to cool the body and to keep it at a normal temperature. When tho first man was made ho was not Intended to wear clothes. The human race bos gone on piling on more nnd moro clothing, which Is always grow ing moro complicated, ti seems to me, and tho result is that we nre dependant upon n certain amount to keen us In a healthful condition." " If I only didn't perspire so much," Interrupt ed the stout woman fanning hemelf vigorously. " If you only didn't perspire." replied tho doc tor, "you would literally die of heat. You ride a wheel and you know what It is to como in drenched with perspiration. Havetft you no ticed how much cooler you foel after It has drlod than you do after trvlng to cool off by means of a cold bath t Perspiration evnp orntes more rapidly than water, and honce gives us a moro rapid degrea 'of coolness. Tho parts of the bodr exposed to tho air cool first, and If we wear fclothlng loose enough and light enough our ladles will dry rapidly. Before I tell you how av.omnn should dross In ordor to keep cool '. shall tell you how shu should bathe; On ratting up In tho morning she ahould tnko a pl'ahga In tepid water and follow thla with a cold sAnwcr. nnd should do tho same In the late afternoon or before retiring. To Jump into n coal tub shocks the system and frequently clcees up tho pores of tbe skin. This pro eats or regards pernlrnt Ion nnd ono feels consumed by an in.ernnl fire. It in en excellent thing to rubor springe the body with a lotion of half alcohol an-Mialf wnternftorabath, for this Is ooullng and st hjriulntlng," "Now, how should we 'dress t" naked the thin woman eagorly. "Aa lightly and ns Vooselyns possible," was tho reply. " To begin v 1th, overy woman tdiould bleep Inpajanms In Aotwoathcr. They render one less liable to co'J. Clothing has made our bodlos so suscoptlbl a to change of temperaturo that we catch cold I -wo toss off the bedclothes, us a restless sleerjor Is npt todo In Inteneelv warm woathor. Rome people apnrovo of wearing wool n ra to tho skin. I do not, and tho Cuban Hnd Southern doctors who have boen dii jrunslng how our soldiers should dress to 'naintnln comfort and health In tho South ai,i in Cuba declared against woollen underw ar. True.lt absorbs the rersnlr- ntlon, but on ',o other hand It prevents evap oration, rond'yririg it Imposslblo for the skin to become cool by Its own function. For slender women I ad ro;ato tho wearing of a thin nain sook or ln chomlee, with vory loose drawers next to t'i. nkin, and for stout onnn. agnuze vest of fl ne cotton, lisle thread or silk. When posslblo o , woman should go without a corset in summer, and thoso who nro loo stout todo that should Wev.r tholr stays looio You Bay you urci .oolly dressed t" turning to tho stout wop mil, "You'vo asked me to Bpeak plainly ond I will. Your corset Is so tight tb at you look as It you wero on tho ,-erge of apoplexy. Do you reallre that yav would look Hindi more slcndor If you woro I-; loose enough to allow free tlrculatlon t orvtir.rht clothing accentuates size; it never (11 nil ii 1 dies It. Then you say your gown Is mado of th lightest material. Ho It Is, hut It Is lined thro cgliout with heavy silk, I notice, and Is bor j, no doubt, Ht overy seam. You aro no ox' ptlon to thn average woman in our way of 'Ii jmlng, If you had on tho gnrmentn I men tl ued next to jour body, n lightweight cor " I, laced loosely, over Hint one Ihln muslin or ' AC petticoat, nnd " plain woven corsot i iver, nnd then nn unllnod muslin or hillc drees, you woman t on m surn n 3 ego with tbo weather depnrtinoiit, Under clothing should not be starched for summer wear. .Slender women havo the ndvnntngeln this matter of dress. Thoy look tholr host In a st) llsh shirt waist nnd a duck or linen skirt, but they, too. mnko theuisulves mtsernhle bv wearing high, stiff, tlulit collnrs Hint catch them under Iho ears Instead of knotting fi pleco of rlhhon loosely ulmiit the neck. Hut I've said vnougli about ''resscoiiHldcrlngni) sex, and now n word us to diet," " I rnrcly est anything hot in tho summer and I drink qunntitles of cooling drinks," volun teered thn stout unman, " You mean cold drinks t lint am heating," ro tortrd thn phjslclnn. "Diet Is a verv Im portant thing In summer, and, without giving so inuili iliought to it ns women, men aro )uis npt local hurtful thin us You women are great lielleveis In salads, which Is tho right prlmlpln If joii'd null' ordor tho right salads. Crisp Id tuce. ronialne, chlcorj, frcli tomatoes aro the salmis that vou should cut. Inn im prefer chicken or lubstxr or shrimp, with somo rli h dressing. Your diet should consist of us 111 tie of tliD liosl-iiroductng foods ns It K po'slhlo to get along ou, l'arinuccous foots and now breads should be molded; milk with vlihy, eggs cooked In or ry way, miUi rgetables ns spinach, uspiiragilA, k ile, onions, and stewed (lint fried) erg plant should he pirukon ot free!, and porlcctly rip and fresh fruit is nlinot nu nhoulutit notesHity in lhi climate. Heat la debilitating and wrnrlng on tho ncri es, nod therefore espn Lilly lr Ing to woiu hi. Mio should be careful to oat nourishing food, fold most heef, cold luiuh, cold soups nre excellent. Kishisonoof tho best nerve foods kuunnnnd not in the least heating, hut pork and veal aro llko so much poison In the stomach In lint wenlher. " Woman makes her greatest mistake in con suming quantities of iced drinks In sum rr. Investigation has provod to mo that nine-lent lis of tho soda-water fountain! arc kept up by tho pationagc ot women. The nodii fountain drinks (onlaln too much citric acid, under ultferent al luring iuuihb. In be good for the uvorago human stomsrb, Tho most healthful drink tn suiitmor Is wator, boiled with enough oatmeal or llnsood to make it palatable, and Iced; the most thiist quenchlnc drinks are Iced ten or iced coffee, and probably tbo moat nourishing Is teed chocolate. Lemonade Is a good summer drink tor those who can take It, but It knocka a natu rally add stomach completely out. Fruit punches are) harmless and refreshing; AlK stimulants should be most carefully Molded, Uvea tha lightest wine has a depressing effect on the feminine constitution la summer, and on man a, too, ns far as tbat goes, but ho brace up wtth another drink. "A woman should sleep a great deal in sum mer. Host Is exhausting, and sho cannot nfford to lose sleep and keep Irregular hours as she can whsn It Is cold. Tho mattress and pillows should be hrd, and If one finds tho bed too hot It Is n good plan to sleep on a wlro rot with a aullt thrown over It or to spread a sheet on the carpet and try sleeping there. Draughts should bo carefully avoided. Exercise should also ba avoided In extremely hat weather and certainly In the heat of tho day. A wo man should attend to her household or social duties In the oarly morning nr late afternoon. Southern women rcillv suffer loss from tho heat than the women nf this climate, though they have a great deal hotter weathor nnd moro of It. That's becauso they know how to conform to It. They never do anything from noon until about 0 In tbe afternoon excopt rest. They dine from 1 to 4, and after dinner you can't find a woman In aHouthern homo out of bed, Whether thoy slocp or not, they undress and He down In a dnrkencd room. A noon rent is a good thing for this ollmato In such weather ns wo nro having now. ... "Women should avoid excitement and emo tion as well oa oxcrclso. By that I do not mean that sho should romnln Idle. In fact, thero Is nothing llko some conrenlal employment to make one forgot hoot. One can readily think herself Into a profuse porsplratlon or Into feel ing that she Is being consumed by a slow, dry heat. One or the most heating processes known to man Is thinking about nnd railing against the state of tho wentber. We should learn to aocopt coolly tbo things that wo cannot help, even If It bo a red-hot, scorching day. It takes a certain amount of philosophy to take a hot day coolly, but women can acquire that philosophy. If woman would only cat. sleep, drink and dress right, and not worry about the weather or anything else she could keep herself reeling and looking as cool as a brecro from summer's beginning to lis end, concluded the doctor. ..... "I for one shall try your method of keeping cool," snld the stmt woman, pushing back her rum cake untouched. "You'vo mado an excellent beginning, ho answered, nodding toward the cake. "Sweets should be avoided above all things. I mean pastry and pies nnd cakos and such things. Take your sugar In a little plain Ice croam or somo water tee, and mind you don tallow your self to bocomo'Tunied about anything." jiAMrrns iron, boiioozbots. An Important nranch ar BnslUh Trade and American Comments Therean, They do some things better In England. With English schoolboys, as with their American cousins, the hamper from home Is a popular In stitution; only. In America, tho boys cull it a box. Tho nnme doesn't make any difference with the contents. A plum cako or a mince pie sent In a box will mako a boy just as 111 as one forwarded in a hamper; and, so long as tho Jolly Is sweet enough and tbo pickles sour enough, what boy cares how they are nncked I Stern teachers have a bitter prejudice against boxes from home, but that Is becauso tbey are a long way from youth; and overy boy Is sure that If ever ho has a school of his own he will not only admit boxes at Christmas ana jnangs giving tlmo, but will also encourngo their ad vent at all seasons. Next to tho teaohor's In considerate attitude the chief causo of tho In frequency of American boxes lies In the fact that It Is a wretched nuisance to got them ready; but that obstaclo doesn't stand In tho way ot tho English boy's happiness. That Is one of the Instances In which thoy do things better in England. Tho department stores In London advertise, among other things, school hampers at varying prices. Ono might pass tho item without understanding Hb festlvo associa tions, but tho explanation follows In tho Item ized nccount of the hnmper's contents, lor Ave shillings, one reads, one may buy a hamper containing: S pounds currsnt cake, 1 lar marmalade, t ham and chicken sausage, 1 bottle sweets, 1 Jar of potted meat, . 12 orsnites, I Jar Jam, a pounds nuxed nuts. That Isn't half bad, though, to an American boy or girl for, over here, moro boxes arc sent to girls than to boyB thero may seom to be too much etlcky stuff nnd too little cake, and tho "ore bottle sweeta" doesn t convey a clear Idea to tho American mind. But for 10 shillings one may double the first list In quantity and add two pounds of mixed confectionery and six ralnce pies. The hamper is clearly worth tho extra 5 shillings to the attendant physician. Four pounds of currant cako and six mince pies will go a long way toward reducing a whole dormitory to a condition where vigorous treat ment Is necessary before the heads, and feet or tho boys can aseumo their normal and relatlvo positions. . , . As for tbo twenty-snilling unropors, wnicn nro tho lost word of luxury nnd extravagance, ono of them is warranted to make not only tho happy recipient but all of his particular friends very ill Indeed. The hamper gradation re minds ono of tho old English habit of advortls Ingin alehouses, "Drunk forslxpence, "Dead drunk for a shilling." In the case of the hnm pors tho Anns might advertise "Sick for ten shillings." " Gloriously sick for a pound.' One nclvnntngo In the possession or a pound hamper is that the owner cannot nossiblv eat tho contents himself and Is bound to mako hlm seir popular by culling In the assistance pFnls friends. Consequently, If ono can afford the outlay. It Is a wlso bit of strategy to send tho big hamper, thoroby increasing the boys popu larity nmong his mates, and lessening tho chnncoof nfnlal ending to festivities. Hero Is the pound hamper's list: 4 lbs, currant cake. 2 bottles sweets, 2 hum aud chicken sau- it mince pies, ,n(,e 2-lci. box crystallized fruit, 1 Oerm'sn sausase, Jars assorted potlsd 1 box bralsCd beef. 2 lbs., meals. 2 J. rs Jam. Slw0""?"'. . 2 Jars marmalade, 3 lbs. mixed nuts. Upon sounding a number of American small boys in regard to their opinion of the outfit, It wns round thnt they looked upon It with scorn. One youngster, aged thirteen, oven went so far ns to say thst nny ono who couldn't got up a better box than that ought to tie hanged. " Who wants braised beet, and what Is It, any wnv I" said ono boy. "Darn the snusagesl said another. "No turkey!" the third exclaimed in disgust. "No doughnuts!" "Noenrdlnes!" "No raisins!" "NopIcklcHl" "Crystallized fruit's beastly stuff!" Evidently Kngllsh and Aniorlcnn schoolboys do not agree on matters of gastronomy; but all the samo tbo read y-iuudo school hamper Is a great Institution. FOnitF.K T.OVBnn ZTJflTED. lie Htambled orerHamebodr's Feel on the Deek r u Lluer, nnd Tbey Were Hers. From the Cincinnati Commtrclnt Tribune, TniJtnn, O., Juno 12. Had it not been for tbe recognition by n travelling man, an old acquaint ance of the man, no ono would have suspected that when there npponred In neat, legible writ ing on the register or ono or tbo loading hotels of this city last Thursday the names "Henry h. Delevnr and wife," tlicso peoplo were the princi pals In a remarkable romance. Soaral years ago there lived in tho aristo cratic portion of Philadelphia two families, those of Charles Delevir and Thornton U. I)u Hols. Each had but ono child. The Delevars had a sob, Henry, the Du Hols family a daugh ter, Charlotte. Thoy became lovers and tha wedding was sot for Christmas Day, 1885, A. few weeks before the day sot for the wedding a change nppeared to come over the bride to bo. She grew morose, melancholy, and nt times S leaded Illness and remained 111 hoi room when er accepted suitor culled to pay his devotions. She wns given to taking lnn walks and drives, and would be gono frequently nn entlio after noon, Ono afternoon, about a week before the dav set for Iho wedding, she disappeared. flenry Holcvnr went to Australia, where he might forget mid try his fortunes In that far nway country. In time the old people died, the father of the girl being the last to buccumb. Young Dele vnr hud formed u warm friendship for an old tlmo traielllng man whom lie met In Cincin nati while there nn several occasions on busi ness errands for his rather, who was for somo years engaged In buslnebs In tho Quaker Tty. Dclcwir prospeiod fairly well In Australia, Ho bicntno active 111 business matters In Syd ney. I'uttlng his lmiliiete In safe hands, he re solved to travel und hunt for his lost lot o. He went to huropc nnd drifted to l'arls. At hiBt ho gave up nnd clstcrir.liird to visit America again and then return to Australia. Whllo walking the deck of n steamer bound for Now Yolk he stumbled oi nr the fret of u lady sit ting h herself. Hastily apologizing, sho looked up. it was Miss Charlotte llullols. Hho was dressed In widow's weeds. She bnd inurrleil a jounsr rrenrhman of good family, Thoy hnd met clandestinely In l'lilluclelphln, Ho nns demoted nnd she young and suscepti ble. Ho urged an elopement, and she finally consented. Ten months before her", husband died, leaving her In l'arls. A yearning for homo sent her to America on tbe same ship with Dele- Mio hogged forgiveness, and he, llko most men, heitriil forgavu, and thoy were lovers again, Ihoy were married In Buffalo. Ihey cumo to Toledo on Thursday last week, and left on Krlday for Chlcago.Iwhenco they go to Australia. Light an nibllcal Ulslorr. From Til-mt: While teaching a class In Sunday school re cently the teacher asked : " What was Noah supposed to be doing when tbe animals were going Into the ark I" . She received several answer. At last a little Yn.ilWera.keawbat(4oy.d..yr I "Taking tit Ulkels, miss," sld tha, 1,. ,i., .i.i I ..liiirmf i liilflnf-ilii' "ti rinm-lin HT Til nmiriT Ii llll llli ruamwiiFsirimn rMwii A V0UD00 QUEEN'S GRAVE. TITO XOBTBBBX PlhOBOta I1BAB AliOVT MA It IE 1.AYBAU. she Waa a (Qreat TVaman, Rays Kew Orleans, ruth lYhlle and Colored Sb Knew Tklnss Tbat Were I Happen, and Vine Ladloa Visited Iter Demand rorUrnvejard It I Irs. Graveyard relics are not In so great demand In tho North as they are down South. Southern peoplo pick up tho superstitions of the negroes. Of course they laugh nt a good many of these weird notions, but, a good deal In Jest and n lit tlo bit in earnest, they observe the forms ot these beliefs. Two Northern women who wero In New Orleans not long ago wero a good deal amused by the information they picked up along this line. Itnllcamo about through their hunt for tho cottage of Mario Laveau. At one time Marie Laveau was the Queen of the famous Voudoos, who held their strango rites and dances tn Congo Square. The Voudoo sect was broken up long sgo and their dancos forbidden. More re cently, in order to banish completely all such memories and Idoat from tho minds of tho darkles, tho city authorities changed the name of tho open place to Beauregard 8qunro, but It didn't do much good. They can call it that In tho directory and paint the name at tho corners, but the negroes call It Congo Square. Tho two Northern women, guide book in hand, were wandering about the French quar ter locating various points of Interest, when they arrived at St. Anno stroet. The guldo book Informed them that a certain "low-roofed cottage " In a certain block was once tho home of Mario Laveau. As a matter ot fact, five out ot six ot the cottages on the block were extremely low of roof, and the two explorers finally ap pealed to n great darky woman who was ma jestically approaching with a baBkot of cltan clothes on her hoad. " Can you toll me which was Marie Lavcau's cottage I" they asked. Mario (her namo turned out to be Marie Smith) grinned. She had only three orfourfront teoth left, and when she spoke hor tongue seemed to get all tangled up with thoso teeth. " I reckon you mus' mean Mis' Lejane. Marie Laveau, that was Mis' Lejane's mothab, she died ten yeah ago. Mis' Lojane, she's daid, too. That was huh house, that ono ovah thah. Yes sura." The house sho Indicated was almost falling to pieces. It was hidden behind a high, tight board fence, so that only tho Bagging, heavily tiled roof could bo seen abovo, and, through the open gateway, tho bulging sides and racked window frames. "Dat's apow'ful olo nouie, dat Is. Yessum. Dathouso is olden n my motboh. You know Dr. Footo's bouse 'roun' In Canal street 1 Well, them two houses Is de ol'est houses In New Awl'ns. You seo 'em new housosdownon do cuwneh o' Douphlne street! Well, when Chris topheh Columbia he lan'ed In Now Awl'ns two hunnered yoah ago, dey was Jes' dls heah houso hcah nnd two Injuns down on Dauphlne street, Yeesum. . . . "Mario Lavenu. sho was Injun, yo know. Ycssnm. Folks thinks as she was cullud. Lawd. not I was brought up right 'longsldo o' huh an' I know. She was a great woman, Bho was. Yo' want mo to carry yo' ovoh to St. Louis Cem'tcry an' show vou whan she's burled I" Thore Is absolutely no way of spelling tho worda"carry "and "bury" so as to give any ldeaot their pronunciation. The two Northern women said they would be delighted to be "car ried" over to the cemetery, but declined a press ing Invitation from Mnrlo to be carried over to bo introduced to tho owner of the clothes In the basket, "Sho's a ve'y nice lady, said Mnrlo persua sively. "Mis' Joblot" from Tennessee. Yessum. "Tls a funny name, ain't It I Hut she's a ve'y nice lady." The Northern women refused to be persuaded Into visiting Mrs. Joblots, but. n few days later, hunted up Mnrle for the promised trip to the cemotery. Sho "carried " them over, as agreod, to old St. Louts Cemetery, ono of the landmarks of tho old quarter. It Is crowded with white washed tombs ten or twelve feet high, with tab lets In front, Mario took her two travellers around to ono of tho best of the tombs nnd thero triumphantly pointed nut tbe Inscription. "And was she really tbe Voudoo Queen I asked one of tho visitors. Marie looked cautiously over her shoulder and glanced around the corner of tho tomb. "Yo'neveh knows who may baa-llstenln' to you In neem'tery," sho said In a hushed volco. '"Mis' Laveau, sbo wos a great woman. Sho knowrd what was n-goln' to happen 1 ng before it cveh come to pass. It must ha' be'n de Lawd what told hub. I reckon. It sbo' wasn't nny bad spirit, 'cause she was a good woman. She wns nn lnlun same as. I tole you, and when I wns a 111 Sal I used to have to step ovah thn Injuns in uh back ynhd at night, they wns so thick, Yessum. Thoy lived oveh cross the lake then an' when they come In town she usod to let 'em come and sleep in huh yahd. "Sho didn't only toll do cullud people what to do and how to gtt luck. My Lnwd, but I've seen fine ladies como In kerrldges from th' other side o' Canal street. She mado lots o' money, she did, nut she was good! Fur instance, white people they used to bring their slaves to huh to bo trained. When a nlggah wouldn' wuhk an' was bad, they'd bring him off down to Mis' Lavoau. "'Jus' whip him good I" thoy d say to hub, 'I Mvpa vn" mv f rn. nuhmlsslon. thev it a-v. "Uut. Lawrtl sho neroh whipped none of 'em. No, suhl sbo was Jus' good to 'em and tale 'em how much betteb off they'd bo of they didn't git Into trouble. An' sho' nuff, they wns as diff'ent as ef they'd Jes' waked up. Hho was godmotheh fo' cv'ythlng an" ev'ybody. She was godrantbeh fo tho ole Jail, an' when anybody was goln' to be htine 'twas- Mis Lnienu what stayed with 'em. An' she always had a sbroucl mado fur 'em, too, an' tbe paid fur 'em to git burlod." The sun wns bentlng down pretty hot about this time, so the Northerners suggested that they go back to tho little lodge at tbo entrance and finish their talk there. Ah tbey turned to go, Mnrlo brushed some whitewash frora their shoulders. "Yo' be'n lcnnln' ngalnst tho tomb," shore markod cheerfully. "Novell rain' I Anything yo' git In a cem'tery'll bring yo' luck, sho! Aln' that so. Henri f" to the gatekeeper, who came to tho door when tbey appeared. The two visitors sat clown In the shade wbtlo Marie and Henri stood and talked. "Woll. 1 know people what seems to think so," said Henri. "Th otheh day they was two ladles passed tn through the gnto heah, an' I, lookin' through my window, nhsuhvrd lhatthey wasn't carryln" anything In their slum. 'Bout nshnwt quawteb of an hour lateb I nbsuhved tbem approachln' along that aisle an' one of 'em was corryln' apaprh bag. Yessum. I stepped to thedoh heah an' an they passed I Jes' leaned ovoh an' looked In that bag an', as I expected, I seen n skull thah. "'Excuse me, ladles. 1 says, 'but yo cant take that skull outen heah.' " Oh, hut we need 11,' says one of 'em. " Yes.' 1 says, '1 s'nose yo' does need It, else yo' wouldn't be tryln' to carry It off. hf jo' could ba'done it'thout my aeeln'yo'. 'twould ha' ben all right. You could a' had tho skull. Hut seuce I seen you I can't let it go.' That's what I set to 'era. "And didn't vou let tbem have It t ' " No," very solemnly. " I couldn't. Why. I've been offered plenty o' monoy fo' skulls an' hones of various kinds. Homo pcoplo tbey wants one bone an' some they wants anotheb. Not long ugo they was a young man come hsah and lie of fered me ?& fo' the fust Joint o' tho thud flngeh o' the lef'ban'or a 111' chile 'bout five yeahs of age. He waa awful pabtiokleh: yessum." "Did you get blm the bouel" "Oh, no, miss!" reproachfully, lly this time Marie was getting a littlo Im patient because she was left out of tho con versation, so she plunged In, "Oh, pshaw!" sho exclaimed. "I reckon thoy mus' ba' bon Hoptls', them people. I aln' got no use fo' de Hnptla'. Dey make too much tinlso fo' toBult me. Yessum. I'se Catholic, o' co'sol Hut I lovo to try all de religions what I cud tin'. Methodls' is what I likes. I ben baptized in dn llnptls cliuhch. Ytsnum." "Then why are you a Catholic t ' "Oh, Jes' 'cause I done ben raised a Catholic, Mnrlo Laveau she waa a Catholic, loo. Yessum, When sbe was a 111 gal she wont barefooted to cbuliih ninedaysfurapeuanre. Sho badn' done anything bad, vo' know. She Jos' went 'cause sho was that religious." "Do you ever have nny moro dancos llkejou used to havo In Congo Square 1" askodoneof the visitors. Mario and Henri exchanged a glance. "Oh. culled people has mighty fine dances," said M uric, "Jes llko white folks' dances," "Hut 1 don't mean that Kind. I mean such as you used to bnvo, out of doors." "1 duuno. I guess not," said Mnrle Indiffer ently. "I noveh did dance myself anyway. My feet sho' nevsh was matched fo' dnncln'. " Whs Marie Luveau tho queen of tbe vou doos f Another glance, between Marie and Henri. "I duuno what) ou mean." "Oh, yes, joudo. Tell us about tho vouOoob." " Well, wnon o' hss bad luck yo' say as bow jou'vo been hoodoood," "Not hoodoos," protested the Northerners; "voudoosl" " It's all simultanyus, protested Henri, "Hho'l" asserted Marie. Thoy wore nn expression Inscrutable and anblnx-llko, so the Northern women gave It up. When ihey also pae up a couple of Quarters Marie aud Henri almost exploded with grati tude, but they had, even then, no confidences to make on the subject of voudoos. Abeal laiclf. "I don't believe in luck myself," said Mr. Qoxzleby, "but what do you suppose a horse on a ferryboat thinks when he finds that the wagon he's crowded tip agalnat la front U loaded with hay r ' ii Ti'TT I mi IT' tmaKvnlgkMarm-mminimutmm .s.-Tf.,,.! .,... n is ra MAHVFACTVRKS AXD COLOXIES. ThePaltoy of Kalians 11 ha Make More Articles Than They Can Consume. There has recently appeared under authority of the Stat Department in Washington a table showing the relation which the colontos of cer tain European countries bear to tho homo coun try, and from it it is seen that four ot tho Gov ernments of Europe Great Urltaln, France, Holland, and Portugal have colonies larger In respect to population than tbe home country, whllo two other European Governments, Germany nnd Denmark, havo colonies larger in territorial area than tho home coun try. It Is more than a cotncldenco that tho Governments which havo colonies arc, for the most part, thoso which aro conspicuous in man ufacturing Industries, whllo It 'is obsorvablo that In nearly overy caso tho agricultural coun tries of Europe, notably Kussln, Austria, Spain, and Sweden, either have no distant colonies re mote from the home country, or nre on tho point of losing thoso colonies which thoy have, and th same Is true or Italy and Turkey. The figures show that all manufacturing countries under the Impetus of Btenru power, eltctrlelty and modern Invention nrn ablo to produce considerably piore than their Inhabi tants can cenBume and tho home market bolng Insufficient, recourse has been had to a forelgu markat artfOclallr created bv tbs colonial ex pansion of the kind now generally favored by those who are seeking; to get for Amorlcan man ufacturing products, larger field than oan otherwise be secured. The throe chief raanu acturlng countries ot Europe, England, France and Gormany, have beon Increasing very rap idly tholr colonial possessions of lato years and this Is more particularly truo porhaps of Ger many, which has In Africa alone colonies cover log over 800,000 square miles. "Tbo Statesman's Year Hook" for 18118 shows the comroerco of Ureat Britain In the export trade during tho year previous to havo amounted to $300,000,000 of cotton goods. 9100,000,000 of woollen goods, $40,000,000 of linen and Jute manufactures, 3r.000,000 of wearing apparol, and $90,000,000 of machinery and cutlery. Franco's trade with French colo nies, oxcluslve of Algeria and Tunis, amounted last year to $30,000,000 of Imparts and $20, 000,000 of exports, and tho exDorts of German manufacture to forolgn colonies now amount to a considerable figure. Last jonrthene Imports Into tbe Camoroons amounted to $2,000,000 In value. Into Oermnn-Afrlca to $1,000,000. and Into Togoland to about as much. Tho policy of nil producing countries largely engaged In manufaoture Is to discriminate against like manufactures In other countries, and tho possession of largo colonies, therefore, is a decided benefit to the homo country, u benefit which agricultural countries do not enjoy. Alls-trin-Hungury furnishes a fair lllust ration ot this. The Austrian products, and particularly glass, leather, woollen goods, porcelain, and stoneware, aroextenslvo and glvo employment to nearly 3,000,000 persons, but tbe commerce of Austria Is inconsiderable, and much more thun halt of It Is with Germany under conditions which aro necessarily moro favorable to tne Gorman con sumers than to tho Austrian producers. tbe aAitoAX lrmows obief. It Cloetered Around the family Itlne After Her Husband Had lleen Katen. The Satnoan will glvo away anything which he possesses when another member of his family comes along and asks for It. This mnkos per sonal property a most fluctuating matter. Ono thing, however. Is nover given away under any circumstances, and that Is tho rifle which each man keeps In good order and In roadlncsB for the outbreak of hostilities. No attompt has been made by tho European officials to disarm the natlveB. but a close watch Is kept on tho im portation of any now munitions of war. When the yacht John Williams of tho London Mission ary Society returned from a tour of tho stations in Now Guinea, which nre sorved by Samoan pastors, It brought tho Bad news that Neemla, a respected native missionary in a rcmotonook of the Gulf of Papua, had been oaten by his imper fectly converted congregation. Tho mission vessel arrived too late to snvo tho pastor, hut Just Just tn tlmo to rescue his wlfo Mnsina, who wns defondlng her bouse with a single rillo ngalnst a hordeot savages. Maslna wait brought back to Apia in the John Williams, her grief somewhat tempered by the knowledge thut for some time to como sho would be a central (Iguro at all distrlot meetings of the mission, where she would be expected to tell ber story. In n fow days tbo trenty officials received from King Maliotou on official communication Blgnod with the royal sign manual and duly soiled with tbe great seal. In It ho recited tbo cannibalism which had been practiced upon Neemla and tbo bravery of Maslna. In consideration of those sad events and tho groat grief Into which the widow wns plunged, he had given her permis sion to retnln tho family rlflo and her store of ammunition and to bring it ashore with hor. The mischief had been done nnd was beyond re pair. All that remained for thn ofllclal board to do wns sbarp'y to remind the King that ho hnd no power to grant landing permits for tho con traband munitions of war and to nssurohlm that tho llerlln trenty took no cognizance of grief so profound that it must be assuaged by rifles. OROVXIi FOR A PLEA OF OU1LTY. Tbo Whale Itnle nr laws Was Against Tbls 4'alsrll A llslt to n Uranrtraalber. WABniNOTON', Juno 18. An Iowa Judge was tolling stories in a hotel lobby, nnd he related an amusing incident thut had occurred In bis court when a colored mnn was brought up for some petty offence. Tho charge wns read, nnd ns the statement "TboStntoof Iowa ngainsl John Jones" wns mndo in a loud olcc, tho colored man's eyes bulged nearly out of their Bockets, and ho seemed porfectly overcome with terror and astonishment. When ho was asked it ho had anything to nay, or ploaded guilty or not guilty, ho gnBped out: "Woll, yo' honab. ef de whole Statoo' Iona Is agin this ono pore nigger, l'so gwlno to glvo upright now!" Not once out of n hundred times can an old colored man tell you his ago, and oven If ho knew, be would bo moro than npt to make him self out much older than he reullv Is. After middle life, they all teem to feel that It adds dignity ana very much Increases their merits and vnluetobe considered oxtremoly old. 'Iho absurdity as to statements of length of j ears lived never strikes them In n Southern family which olways spends Its winters In Washington lives an old mnn unmed JofT, who has been with them and tho previous generation for mora years thnn thoy can remember. Ile Isoortalnlv protty old himself, so his mistress was rather surprised this winter when ho uskod to havo a fow days off to go, ns ho put it, " up to do olo Statpof New Ilawm," to see his mint. "Why, Jeff." asid the lady, "your aunt must be very old. Isn't sho I" "Yes'ni, he roplled, "jesin, my mint must be pretty olo now she's about a hundred an' live years olo now," ... "A hundred and flvo jenrs. ' exclaimed the lady, "why, wlmton earth Is sho doing up thero in Now Havon T" " Deed I don't know what s sho 8 doin ma'ntu, ' rojolned Jeff in all seriousness, " Sho's up dere llvln' wld ber grandmuddorl" THE UOVXltER. How Ile Was Ushered Out or n IVIIIIarasbiirr Uabrry at a A, M. "One morning Cub, Churley, Otto, nnd I landed In Williamsburg," snld tho rounder ns he shook his half empty beor glass Into foam preparatory to drinking It. "It was about 3 o'clock. Tbut was the night the Italian hot corn vender sold us his entire stock for thirty five cents under the mistaken ImprcBslun that thero were only seven ears In the boiler. In reality there were about forty-seven, and wo regaled all the trolley men at the ferry, much to tholr surptise und satisfaction. Then we trav elled along a side street that I couldn't find now, and ran across a baker) in full working operation. Tho smell of tho baking bread roused the pangs of hunger ugaln uud wo went down the steps into the cellar w hero tho inon were worklnir, Thev glanced up at us as we came In without thn slightest surprise on tholr floury faces and kept on woikmg. Ono man, however, who tcciaicl to bo the piopric tor, cntno somewhero from tho background of chim ing crickets and asked us what wo wished. Wo didn't quite know nnd told 111 u) so, uftcr u cursory examination of the doughy masses around us, "tins suggested that probably there wns cako or something upstairs in the store tbat would strike our fancy, Wo went up with somoditll cultv. 'Ihe baker lit a gas Jot and wogaod vu cantl ut tho mottled cako in tho shoui ,ibcx and the stale bread on tbo countor. The 1ml or looked at us inquiringly and we looked back with all the expressions that men inn dot clop after paying the steady attention to the business in bund that we had. Thus wo all aloud for fully three minutes without saying a word. Then tbe man glided softly from huhlnd tho counter, nnd In thn mast inatlci'-of-fiu t manner Imaginablo opened the door and bowed obse quiously. Wm stared ut hltn uud ho Ixiwcd again, holding tho door opoti with Ins left hand. Then Otto marched out, trying to hold his head erect, and we fell lu behind in Indian file The man closed the door Just as softly, and we heard tbe patter of his slippers as he turnodout the gas and w ent back to his work. " We stood outside for a while aud then movod away mechanically. Nobody snld a word until the noxt drink, and that was three blocks off. I had forgotten the whole thing until now, but it seems to me It would btWa appeared very funny to au sulsldtr." ( j THE 1S98 SUMMER .GIRL. SHE'S SAD IX DEMB.4.S0B BUT OAt i) IX ATTIRE. lil The War Has Itartefl Her Into coetttng I'D A'l Heller funds nnd All Thai, but Iser Display v or Patrletlo Cetera Has InOneaeed Her 'H Vnrloua Costumes Her Newtret Fads. il Tho stimroor girl ot 'fl8 is hero, and sho's dlf- SH forcnt from the sumtnor girl of other years. Sho Is moro a paradoxlcnl creattfro thah vch and J Ijl divided against hersolf, so'loVpoalc. nVmanla iH for golfing, shooting, yachting, tramping, swim- ' mlng, nnd tho llko Is greater than ever before, H but she feels that sho ought, to.be saj beoauis hor country la nt war, and th'aVTt'ls horuty to spend moat ot her proolous summer days on tho 'H vcrnnda of her summer cottngo or hotel makloir 'Bl things for tho Boldlors In tho field, which thsjf 'jKj will probably nover got, and certainly will never jH use It thoy should rccolvo them. afli This girl has mado up hor mind that she la 'aH going to hnvo less attention nt tho seashore and H In tho mountains on account ot tho war. Why I H IIocuubo most ot tho volttntoors aro young men ll and those who haven't voluntoorod have d jl clnrod tholr tntontlon ot dorotlng thomsolvea to ' al business this Bummor. Perhaps thoy do thl to jH ease their conscience for not rushing; to tho '1 front; perhaps they don't. Do this as It may, JH tho avarago bacholor who is in tho habit of hays H ing from two wooks to thrco months holiday ' H during tho hot season says ho Isn't going to tak H any. At first tho summor girl wns dtschnsolat "H ovorthts. Thenshebothoughthorsoltth&talotot H fun Is to bo had awheel, afoot and afloat without H mankind. Just ns sho had Bottled down to H bringing hor sporting wardrobe to an unusual H degrco of perfoctlon it becamo tho tod tor her to H tako up rellof work for tho sailors and soldlors, H and thon with mournful face, tearful eye and (H quivering Up sho announcod that sho would, H lenve tho city as usual, but that she would lead ,H n regular clolstor llfo and sot herself to showing !H that sho could ralsa money for rollcf work or III could uiako with bor own lingers articles that H would provo a comfort and convonlonco to aajr IB man sorvlng his country, sick or well. Ll Miss Summer Girl was porfectly sincere in rH nil tilts and she will unquestionably accomplish H a great doal toward furthering rollof work, but) jB she'll mnnago to havo a good bit of fun, too. ,H Thus fnr this sermon has boen about as unprc- pltlous for outdoor sportB ns It could bo. AU ,H through April and May the heavens sulked, 'H nnd wnon Juno finally did como. bright and 'j clear, sho overdid tho matter of tomporature. al Hut the girls aro getting used to tho heat now H nnd nro going In for their fnvorito sports with 'H Increased zoal, W hcthor gownod for n spin on. IH tho road, a horseback rldo, n sail over tho deop ,H bluo sea or a bout on the tennis court or over jH tho links, they aro something brilliant and won- H dorful to bohold. H Thero wns a tlmo when tho numruor girl B sought qulot gowns for such purposes. She) 'H wanted plain dark blue set off with n littlo 1 wblto braid for hor yachting suit, a modost) jH shado of gray or tan or brown for her whoollnrr iH costume, an inconspicuous French flannel foe H tho tennis court and only sororo black for tho M saddle Not so now. Tho wholo tendency ol tt sporting gowns and their nrcossorlos la -jM toward tho colorings that go to mako IM tho birds of tho tropics famous. Tho Wt war Is dlroctly responsible for this ton- MM dency. Tho color crazo stnrtod when tho ' women began towenr bits ot red, white and ' bluo ribbon, enamelled flag pins, and other patrl ill otlo emblems. They got a tasto for red, wblto til and bluo, and now theso shades predominate. !ll Golfing girls took tho lead In tntroduclca .'jl brilliancy Into their rostumos. All of n sudden. Bl tboy turned out tn Bcnrlet wnistconts, such aa tH their Kngllsh cousins have boon wenrlng a long H time when following the hounds. In fact, tho 'H color 1b properly called hunters' pink, though rH It in the most scarlet thnt ono can Imagine, a -jl scarlet with n dash ot yollow in it, which makes 1 It most trying to nny woman except a very pretty blonde It wasn't long before the wheel women ndnpted n short scar let cont for country touring and they aro even seen In tho saddle. Tho awellest ones hnvo cuffs and collar of meadow groen cloth. ' ir thn heat Is so Intcnso as to compel the wearer " , to rako off her gay waistcoat or cont alio must 1 still hnvo n bit of color about her in theshapoot a scarlet Ascot tie or golf stock mndo of piquti, cotton cheviot, or duck, nnd a narrow bolt of tbo same material, fastened with an onamelled flog buckle or United States shield or somo military device In glided silver. A fashionable tailor has made suits to be used on tbe links or nwhcol for somo very fashiona ble girls thnt aro striking Indeed. Tho skirt I of heavv wblto cotton choviot. nnd is rather short. With this Is worn a bright blue plquo est, double breasted nnd low-cut, ana a sennet) coat of Inverness cloth, liluo silk golf stockings tbo color of tho vest, with turnover tops of bright plaid, and low shoes aro to bo worn with this costume. Yachting suits nro still mndo of blue, but Is Is not nn old-fashioned navy bluo. The favorite shndo Is very appropriately called niidoccan blue nnd Is exceedingly rich nnd protty. It I almost oxoctly tho tnnoof the southern seas on n clear, hot afternoon, ant is enhanced by a H dnhhof rod. which Is much usod on my lady snllor'B clothing. A military effect iscnrrled ouo In manr sporting costumes, and when this la HI truo regimental grny Is the nackground forscai- H let trimmings, blnck brnldlngsandbtuBS buttons. H t-'liort skirts will bo worn br summer girls wbo do not go In for outdoor sports with tholr wholo Ml hearts. It Is n fad to w oar abbreviated skirt In cluriug tho morning hours ut fachlonablo re- sorts now, nnd It Is a fnd that carries a deal of comfort wtth It. Women nro over extremists. If their outdoor nnd morning costumes aro con- "- splcuotiB for their brilliancy their nflornoon ond A evening costumes uro Just as conspicuous for their ilnlntlncHS In coloring ami build. Thla , summer's gill is revolting In muslins nnd organ dies mndo with plenty of lluffa and frills. "Hut what's tbo use of having so many beau tiful clothes ir thole aren't going to bo any ruoa around to soo them 1" alio asks. She needn't worry. There'll bo men a-plenty to appreciate her clothos beforo tho season I over. Men alwajs go where thoy uro lionized, und they uro always lionized when they are ecirce. Of course, no girl expects to havo much attention this summor as heretofore, and theono who Is lucky enough to verge on any thing llko being u belle cun thank hor lucky stars. And sho will also have to make up hor mind to put up with n lot of very spoiled benux. This expected lack of heuux Is perhaps largoly rosponslhlo for an IncronHod mania for outdoor sports on tho part of fnshlonnblo girls, Moro women play golf today than evor before: moro w onion ricio bicycles and they aro taking up tennis ond horscbuck riding with renewed In lorost. The Kwlmmlng schools In the city aro doing thn most rushing business In leaching? young women to swim thnt they havo over done, nnd on every side ono hears girls talking? of rowing nnd sailing. The Hummer girl does whatovor sho does woll, too. The mnn who, out of goodnces of heart, plays an easy gniun of tennis with her or makes pentlu ilrltes end lofting strokes on tho golf v ll..l,a .nnn lun.lld Ii ft t 111, T11I1 V ClCt ll lu tlPUt. Bntt t then she'll outscoro him. Perhaps sho can't rido a wheel so fast or n far, but she sits up straight) nnd pedals alone easily ond stondllyln a fashion that rolls up the miles nnd brings hor homo from a lone spin far freshor than tho averago man returns. ,,,.,j ,. , Tncn. loo, the fashionable girl is developing a J great fondness for tramping, hunting and fish ing. She Is learning that it Is a good thing to , go into tbo woods, to throw aside conventional- ltv and to get near to nature's heart. i '1 Ills Bummer llnds her girl very serious when it comes tuber chit chat. She wants to talk , about the war most of the tlmo, and sho talks about It intelligently. Sho reads tho newspapers and keeps brushed up on her ! geography. Hho Is serious In her manner and thoughtful, because summer girls, with their wonderful powur of adaptability, havo a great) i way of putting themselves In othor people' ,' F ibices, anctetrn If they have no relatives or rlends at tbo front themselves their hearts aro illlod with s.niliathy for the women who havo. Their ' hief amusement Is going to bo glvintcf , entertainments for the benellt of this, that, or i the other relief fund, Kvcnlfu spirit of patriot- ' Ism didn't prompt lliein In do this they would lie inmiHtlleil In do something of tbo kind In v heir defeme 'I ho strongest uthletlo girl can't Indulge inplij!c il oxerclsu all the tlmo, day In nnd du) uut; and aflcriiiion tnas, dances, plo iilc', mid soon aro stupid enough affairs when ui ll ate si me. Yes. this Hummer a girl promises to bo a rather bid ilfttrciiit-iilali- creatine, but she Is most at tractive to thoso who understand Iter thought- f ful mood. Mi-ro man will Biullo und : "Humph ' l-he's sad bee liluo moil aro going tn bo neurior than hens' teeth." In this ho Is wrung, Thoso who really know how tn i mill this Impulsive, spontaneous crea, turo renlirv Hint she is anil bccmiso she thinks It Is propel to bo end in time of war. lurries Ilia llatc'linl In Ills Hctutlrg. In some places men carry bowte knives and ! gun, in their bootleg. One tnsy meot In Fulton ' Fish Market in I hit city n man carrying a hatchet in Ills Imollcg, but tho hatchet Is for , peaceful purposes. It Is nn Implement much used in the market for oponlng nnd for nailing up boxes and barrels In which fish are packed, mid tbitbuollegHoeinslobu the handiest placo tu carry it. ? lilndaw lilsnlar orrbetts. A war window display that attracts attention ( is mado up of models of tho vsrjqua shells use! i iumpicm tjuiiH, from the little l-poundertj iotboblgl.lncbsucll,wtltfhlKlwra.t3fc 4