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FASHIONS IN PERFUMES.
)' SOCVM PSHIt I1T NOltK TT031 OX ' tii.ix uritn nEFOtiK 1, tncrn In Delicacy Alsn-Vlolet the VattH Stronger I'erfumes In Demand llnw flowers Ate Despoiled of Their 7ft nl- l.srge Mini Spent for Perfumery. ruhlens "hango In perfumes as Inovory . I . t,e. Vlolot Is tho only scent which hnl ds ,cn!Piir In and yonr out. and to-dar It la ,h mt lobular rorfumo on tho market. Mro i i iliorltr nf opinion nbout tho uso of : jjumco. Pome peoplo far hnt tho uso of ' ,ortnf scent is had form: others declare ibit a ilollcato fragranco emanating from the ,'olhlnc denote s iiainuncss in women. -lobe In good odor signifies moral purity," uf the so people. " and so why should not a ('mo. iifMt fragrance inoim rorsonal purity ?" "But." answer thoso holding an opposite j(iri "Socrates was a protty wlso man. and his Mch'lnK At tho modern world as well as thoy (id his own. nnd ho disapproved of perfumes. Be !d: "Thorn Is tho same smoll In asluve uJinentlfman when both are pcrfumod.' " All tho sumo perfumes wore novor rlchor. loftllfr. more elaborately putup. moro dclleato (tmoro fashionnblo tlian tlioy nro to-day. nnd pillions of tlnllnrs nro expended for (hum wirlr. AschllUntlon advances women learn ivtoarplr scents more artistically than they fj during the reign of Elizabeth, for Instance, ihni tho extensive nnd froo uso of porfumos nrt rise to much satirical commentby tho nu (bnn ol the day. Nowadays tho Idea Is to apply iwntbymeans of perfumed baths or thonp--rt no daintily that on ocrcelvlng It ono rti that It wero n mlto strongor. Thoro aro -,ifl who have not adopted this plan, how Pfr,anJcllne to tho notion that If a little Is wi, s lot Is better. Whon askod about the .Hit fashion In perfumes nnd howthoynro Eide. an authority said: ffhn you speak of porfnme the mind of Ofirernee person turns either to a bottle of (cne of a variety familiar In youth, or to a tottlnof ilolot extract or toilet wator. Tow lple reallro to what an enormous extent ther'lm(r7 bnslncss has crown, not even tt( rr wealthy womon who buy n thousand trniorc dollars' worth of porfumos a year un inland It. When wo spoko of porfumo two pwratlons ago wo meant n small or a largo totlo ol German cologno generally, but when II limit of perfumes to-day wo mean sweet iitraets for tho handkerchief, toilet waters for lif bath, powders and creams and lotions for iWjm. tablets for tho breath, pastlles for iwtlns room, essences to bo burned In prtome lamps nnd pleasing sconta In a hun frd and ono othor forms. "Violet porfumos nro undonbtodly tho most molar, which. I suppose makes that odor tho Mttuhlonablo, but I am almost ashamed to w that tho most fashlonablo people profor mm of tho stronger animal odors. It Is a 'j'hlon of tho presont day for people to say 'Mt they do not like musk, but confidentially the public tasto for musk Is stupendous. Thoso utitanoes containing It always gain the pref imco In a salo so long as ono assures h!i customer that thoro Is no musk In It But you asked how porfumos aro Bile. Very little perfumery Is mado In this country comparatively, and much of lht is made from pomadc3 Imported torn Franco In tin cans or boxes. Rynthetlo frames, however, aro cottlng to bo very POP 'ar. nnd are just as good as thoso mado from rmsde. though we can't always count on what ttfmieils will do. and sometimes, instead of pttinc a sweet odor, ono Is produced which mors strongly ot Darren Island. "Tho origin of perfumery Pliny traces to tho tut. and from tho most ancient times flowors uvebeen raised for their perfumes. Porfumos tenot obtained from thoodors of plants alono, lamer. There aro also employed materials a animal origin, such as ambergris, a sub ruce found Intho sea floating near tho island ((Sumatra, the Moluccas, and Mndngnsear. and lithe coasts of America. Brazil. China, Japan. ud Cororaandel; castor, a secretion of the sstor beni er : civet, a substance obtained from to civet eat. and musk, which Is akon fom tho musk deer Flowers yield Por imes In n cold or hot climate, but 'thoso pwlne In a warm latitude are most proline i their odor This holng so. It Is natural tit tho south of Kuropo should bo tho rtn spot of the world for tho manufactur jioi perfumes. Orasse. Cannes nnd Nloo nre u principal scones of their operations, for Mr thn places flower growers find a oll ito admirably suited to perfecting plants fctthe trade Tho finest lavonder In the world itrownat Mitcham, In England, nnd brings rtht times as much as that grown In Frnnce. m Is fully worth the differonco for its rnro doll ry of odor: but In almost everything elso snvo Mpermint tho south of Europo is superior. To the some Idea of tho commorclnl Impor tott of this artistic business, flower growing. neof the largo perfumers at Cannes ton yoars i employed annually 140,000 pounds of tru flowers, 12,000 pounds of cassie flowors. WW pounds of rose leaven. 32.000 pounds of mlne blossoms. t!0,000 pounds of violets, nnd WOO pounds of tuba rosoH. besides othor odor uplants. Slneo then the business In wet nnd tnr perfumes has Increased tenfold, and I m) like to know just how much material ftii Arm used this year." How aro tho odors extractod from tho o rs '" "Volumes could bo written on this subject." fitercd tho authority. "Tho study of per JHfs should hold n deep Interest for tho jfmUt and philosopher as woll ns tho prnc 1 rrfumer. For ngus psychologists hnvo tn seeUng to find how far different odors t upon tho humnn Intelloct. It would tako wmuehtimonnd spneototell just how por iwers prepare the Innutnornblo oxtraebs of 7fees. waters, olls.pomadus. Ac. which thoy pt In their business. According to n great tr-rjh authority tho operation is divided four distinct operations expression, dih-J-Mlon, maceration and nbsorp'ion. Expros Jo is never adopted except whoro tho Is exceedingly prolific In Its esson ".oil, and, moans simply pressing it ra ty mechanical force. Distillation needs no , w.n "ut maceration docs. Pomades, PJ i which porfumes are mado. aro obtained trtnlj operation. Afjunntityof purified beef jeer suet, mixed with purified lard, is put Maclean lessol and is melted bystonm boat: Sli Me". relu'rcJ for tho odor desired nro ?-. ly,t,cknd flnd whllo perfectly fresh aro iTfredinto tho liquid fnt nnd allowod to ro ifiD,'r from twelve to forty-oight hours. I.n ' "rows, tho odor out nnd becomes MUfperfumed. Tho fat Is strained from tho iS:Ss!ed blossoms nnd fresh flowors nre XLi,rom teu to twonty times over till tho wired strength for tho pomndo Ih oti lm. '"'"inert oils nro mndo In tho n?,e T?' ;,ut Pllvo 0" ,s u'1 instead of X.V.V' "" 'no processes for securing Perfumes of flowers absorption Is tho if?LimJP0lt!lnt- 'r this method ylolds htS?."' P'.niostoxauUUo cssenco Indirectly, t iHki" "'?"? fl"0 French pomades and oils id,!1' ?"'! daintily porfumod. No iooplo Fentund this operation as the French do. K; ?2w.er?. l"o such dellcato and olusivo C '"at tin- hoat required In mncoratlon 6m. PSptiy modifies or completely spoils ?I.(J!v9.rP0''b', Is carried on cold so as to JffiSJ.M innro frames, a Inches doep, 2 end i i0llB wmi (l Bnsa Attorn, Bro r. in.i. Vr t.ll glass a Inyor of fnt Is gprend. t V? T1 ?n Lno" thick, with u plastorknlfo, iir,.ii6f thls I0"'"' '"ids nro sprinkiod nnd Inn ti rc,nain from tweliti to Boventy-two PiiMi"0,"."1"1"1 odors aro only used In eom iiif?,?,,h other scouts, nnd. oven to tho iimiiX1"" nnes. cleiermniionoo to them. 'IS" Ity much estcomod. to. t? l"0llt M,18 ("hanging stylos In por S.i'i!'1 "n whims of womon with refer knii!, ,ln- Illchthorolotmogo on record rnn.Wlm "" lovo of porfumos In nil their it , r. I n", '"onnf eonflnoil to woman. Men W..J ."' ot "-.Ing perfumos, and show S ' for ery strong animal odors. Many u ti . t,,lu lJa," porfumo yenr In and year kisl. "."" ''ocomts a part of thorn and I l,."' t,he ''haraetcr. Their frionds. SrlS,."" ". ""' "''" fT into other to """'Innedofthem when n whllT of 0B?i.''ni,ncc.l " ni0 to thorn. Other lnllla"P(, ."lelf J'refumo every season. ?? ''hpliyslclan. long dead, oneo advlaecf i n-Sofla oJnr-'" itumatnrlal sense. should Moth in..'1''1 "'cording to onvlroiiment. ago. S'i'PV aorroiv, nml bo on. i.r tr h i a,"' '"' 'should we not know our 4ir rn.lls ,,y ",' delicate odors with which lift,; i "urrounded, as wo know them afur oft teritn. '.arn,of voice? Therolsan npproprl "(r Tkf"lr. 'Hinds, tooaoh pnrtlcufarchar Uhriiii. ". 'Plrltuelle should affect jiismliio; mnr,,'nnt, '!d witty, mngnollni tho robust trt?in niiihkyodoiH. and young girls jiini -.w i,S """. womanhood, tho rose. Tho it'ir.M,,?. '."r,""ies aro morn lltteil for the '.q'ri!!!.1 '".niiieinmont. hiuI thern Unwul Void arrcV't" llt'llo,''0i1o "'at tho young widow Iheri. miikt be something in his theory, for 'let t'i '" nr'.' s"ry wliliiislcnl about per 'thm.. i""10 who liave inadu one odor n part i A ..,.!'" ""'" t. hut thoyaro in the mlnor i -L . "'."or comes In nml aks what is tho 'rtr,?.J'"r,"."lr A sali'fmim tells her, say, "'of, I "'" "Ik answer! i Kn i,"1''J "" th"i- for It reminds mo of V "' Sn- "nd I detest her ' ' t.iJ B"od, suggests tlm Raleitman. liut """"'"'nndtnoliiKliiid.' slie nnswers. .mi, '" " ' ,r tutiMiow or jafcinlnoV tho li',!.,"' " -itifi.1 "ic or (uncials; I can't ,' sit. t.l;tijS uud W ilocb UIOK- 1 I fas7orKkTit.t0m,rC,100d'tt,Jathon .-'ili,,0,."omurt''1 'hnswora tho sales man without ,a niinlin. and, thn oustomor goes offto snturnto hcwolf In lllnons long as hor supply lasts. It U astonishing how much somo womon npond on porfumos. l'orfiltnod flannel for fin Ing wnirliuhei nml liurenu drnwors Is very fashionable Just now and very oxponslvo. In rarli violot flminel sells, for, twoho frnnca n yard nnd licllotropo nud other less favored odors for n no francs, whllo hero It brings ns high as $1H n yard. I know ono woman who buys forty yards of tho vlolet-sconted flnnnol n year. It hasnn advantage over sachet bags innsmuch as thoro Is no lowdcrto sift through on ono s clothing. It Is not at nil uncommon for n woman to buy fifteen or twenty pounds of orris powdorntatlmo with which to scent her belongings, nnd from two to llvo pounds ot lo 1ft or hnliotropo or roso sachot powder o the. croatost stronpth Is not eonsld- orod by any moans n largo snlo. Of courso theso things eomo tindor tho head of dry perfumes, ns do tho highly Beontod tablets which womon uso In thoTmth. and tho por fumod nindnl Ions which somo womon now wear suspended about tho neok or In tho pocket, "lhesepertumed medallions wero fashlonablo In Eliznboth's tlmo nlso, nnd soon beennio niedlums for tho most oxuulslte do vlcos i In jowolry, and woro olTored as gifts as wo ofTor lockets or pendants to-day. Howover. theso amulets probably orlglnntod with tho jHJft Indians, for tho ancient Vorslnns used so lidified perfumes almost exclusively nnd woro fond of burning thorn. Drnn bags combined with perfumed soap, am nlso popular for tho bath, ns thoy not only loavo a pleaannt scent nbout tho person, but tho bran Is supposod to to, soften nnd whlton the akin. A groat many wealthy womon carry out what tho trndo cnlls tho ono-pertumo schomo in everything. Bay n woman has a weakness for violot. Bho uses n vlolot bran bag. o" violet tablet or vlolot toilet wator In her bnth; she has her wardrobes nnd burenu drawers lined with violet-scented nnd colored flnnnol: hor clothing Is laid away In violet sachets i nho wears a vlolot amulet about her nook: violet extract sconts hor handkerchiot, nnd hor hair dressing Is otrong with tho odor; if sho smokes she porfumos her broath after horclgaretto by allowing n vlolot breath tnblot to dissolve In hor mouth: hor face powder anil tooth pow der nro violet, nnd sho has bunches of artificial vlolots,wlth a scent that ennnot bo detected from tho ronl. around hor boudoir, nnd violot oil is burned In a porfumo lamp. Whon tho atmos phere becomes heavy to her mind sho bums violet pastilles to purify it. All this costs hor hundreds of dollars, but money Is no object to bucIi people, nnd they boom tho porfumo busi ness. lion such women give ontnrtnlnmonts thoy like to impart, to tho dlfforent rooms In their houses tho sense as well as tho appearanco of what tho rooms represent. For example, they hum sandalwood In n 1'orslan room, got tlng thereby tho real Terslnn atmosphore, so they claim, rvo heard somo of tholrmen guests Bay afterward that it was tho atmosphoro of well, tho hottest place on record. "The majority of people can afford to use only wet porfumes. with perhaps a Uttlo sachet powilor. In theso tho greatest sales probably aro In Gorman colognes, which to my mind doesn't speak well for tho public's senso of pnioll. Of courso It Is nn undisputed point that tho French excol In tho art of perfumery. I ngreo with an old gontleman oustomor who has boon coming horo for years for n certain Frnnoh extract. Ho always says tho samo thing when wo hand him tho bottlo to examine, and It is this: ""Ah. this Is the scent which ono would glvo his mother or Bweothoart. Of courso your cologne in good. It is tho cologne a man would uso himself. And tno German colognol lly heaven, that's tho cologno ono would buy to givo his enemy ' "Hint's a vory good distinction, I think, though some Gormnn colognes aro fine. Do you Bee this English violet wntorV" tho authority continued. "This bottle holds four ounces nnd theother day a woman camo In horo and said sho'il tnke thrco bottles." ' ' Dy tho way,' sho asked aftor having thorn charged. " how much is that a bottlo J' "When told that It was $4 a bottlo she pnsped. ' Why only this morning I put a wholo bottlo tlint n friend gavo me into my bath.' "A woman conspicuous socially, who wrltos n great deal, enmo In ono day and nsked for a bottlo of eau do Chypre. This nerfumo Is Bald by somo to bo so named after the Island of Cyprus, which was tho resort ol tho fnshionn bio. ienrned, nnd refined during tho national career of Lgypt. Persia. Greece, and Home. I am Inclined to bollovo this, because It was at tho time of tho crusades that the fnmed eau do Chypro was introduced into Europe Well, this woman naked to bo allowed to exnmlnoa bottlo of it. I know hor vorv well, and I said: '"You nro tho last woman in tho world that I should expect to see using eau do Chypre.' "'Why?' sho asked. I rather like It "Then I quoted a pasaago from ono of hor novols In which sho said that women who used this perfume wero not nleo. I've forgotten tho exact quotation. Bho laughod heartily, but sho bought tho porfumo. a vory strong one. con taining extract ot musk and ambergris also. "Only yestenlay a woman enmo In nnd asked for somo extract of Chypro. Tho man who was waiting on her looked confused for n second, but recovered himself quickly, saying: " Slndam. I'm vory soi ry wo hnvo no extract of sheep, but we havo extract of mutton and beef. both, and lean recommend either ' " Tho woman showed hor social training by keening n perfectly straight face. " Old-fnsbloned folks aro fond of Invendor. nnd alo not uso it too prodigally. With tho taste for lavender which thoy acquired from our grandmothors. thoy seem also to havo inherited their idea thnt to porfumo one's self too highly is vulgar. "Thoro Is nlmost no waste In making perfumes. Toilet watcs. shaving croams, dentifrices, nnd many of tho dry por fumos already mentioned aro made from tho refuse. The business of putting up perfumes, wot nnd dry. has become a wonderful art. and accounts largely for tho constantly Increasing domain! for finch things. It used to bo sufficient for a perfumo to pleaso tlio senso of smell: now It does not find ready snlo unless It also pleases tho senso ot sight. Tho bottles and tholrlabpls in which wot por fumes nro sold and tho boxes which contain sonn nnd powders nro a study In thomsolvos. "To go back finally to tho present fashion In perfumes I should Bay that moro womon use perfumes to-dny. nnd stronger ones, than evor before In the history of our country cer tainly, but tho truly refined know how to use them with nn nrt that Is alluring and beguiling In tho extreme to man's senses." omr.s at ruicAao vxivkhsity. Anotlitr Dormitory to ISn Opened for Them on Jnnurtry 1 The UnU entity Life. Chioaoo. Dec. 24. Tho feminine part of the University of Chicago this year echoes the cry of all tho womon's colleges for moro space. Tho theory of expansion seems to havo taken hold of girls, nnd thoy flock to theso institu tions of learning in numbers altogether ex ceeding tho preparation for thorn. Throo dormitories for wruuon at tho university nre already overcrowded. Nevertheless many ro luctnnt students must still find homes outsldo the campus. Hut tho nnouncement hasgono forth that Green Hall, tho new dormitory, will bo ready for uso on Jan. 1. Homo of tho anxious students dcclaro it is tho best Christmas present thoy could pos sibly have, but It would scarcoly bo safe for their friends to omit othor gifts on tho basis that thoy mean what they say. Tho houso Is tho gift of Mrs. Elizabeth Kelley, who nlso gnve tho hall which bears hor name. Tho now dormitory ls.of gray granlto, and. In accordance with tho otherunivornlty buildings, is In Gothio stylo. It stands botweon Kelley nnd liocchor halls and completes tho row of dormitories on the east sldoof the quadranglo. It will fur nish accommodation for eighty girls. The eolloge ns n wholn shows a larger atton dnnco In this tho sovonth yonr of Its history than ovor beforo. Tho graduate department holds Its own with tho n urn bora of last year, but tho undercrndunto department far exeoods Its record, nnd Snell Hall, tho undorgradunto dormitory for men. Is flllod for tho first tlmo In its history. An Interesting chnugo In the divinity depart ment has been brought about, mainly by tho studonts themselves. Formerly divinity stu dents woro not chnrgod even room rent, nnd tho othor undergraduates Ikiio regarded thorn os a body qulto apart from themselves. Now thoyaro put on the samo footing ns tho othor departments nnd nre inquired to pay not only room rent, but tuition lib woll. The students nro plensoil with theso provisions, slneo it brings them into closer union with the lifo of tho college. Tho military organization planned last spring by Lieut John 31. l'ulmer. .r.. hassjoen carried out partly tills fall, and a battalion has been formed iindor thn olinrgo of Warren O. Gorrcll, Mnco l.ieut l'.ilmer has left the uni versity. I'renidut Hiirner. In Ills quarterly report. Bald, In regard to tho Into war, that twenty students, n little Iosm than '1 percent., unlisted In the various departments Paul G, 1,0 Maltie, who died of nuilnrlul foyer In camp nt HlliniHty. was tho only ono who did not ro-turnMifely- An Interesting experiment nt the university isthennilntiuout of a dupllontn faculty from tho student body Tho purpn-x of It Is to give those students who dehlre to teach an Insight Into the nilinlnlHtr.ilio workings of it complex uniieislly A complete cnrnnf piotessors and iiniviirsitv oMcluU Ih provided, und tills mimic Im-mIv will eonduot business with all tho for mnllty or the faculty proper. President lliirpor. Dohii Juibioii. Secretary, Gooilijiu'oit and tho others hui e-icli an undnrstudy, nml nt ' fne. nliy" esons the Miident go through thn virions forms. Mil In questions nud try mock offenders even with ns miieli solemnity as If the performance weie In eiirneHt Among tho fom ehniigcH In thn faculty this jeur. which President Harper mentioned In his roimrt. was fhiwippolntmentof John M JInnly of llrowii fiilwTsitvfnr the h.id profeBbor vliiu oj t,lio ik'tMrtuivutQf Liiuliali, Hilt WKEK HKFORR CIIIUBTMAH. A 1'ew Minute In thn Ufa of Some Utile People Who Remembered. Bantu Clntu. Thoy ware cottlng tholr lists ready, nil tho tittle people. Tho rod tablecloth was turned up to make room for the Ink, and four little fists clinching pen for nil tho world like Cuban machetes. "I toll you," cried tho mlto of a boy with curls, who was making out that ho could wrlto, but really couldn't spoil oat, "I wtould des llko Bnnta Claus to givo me ovory toy In r.o world." "Voti stingy thing I" sniffed the girl who al ways wantod to bo a dog or a horso or n boy, or anything to as shocould run around; "you stingy thing, you want ovorythlng for yourself, you do. What would all tho othor little boys In tho world do If you got ovorythlng? Santa Clans" Horo botn blue eyes starod wisely at tho celling nnd bogan to wink vory hard and knowingly at Ltttlo 31a, who sat next with hor yollow hair falling Into tho luk. " Santa, Claus can't giro but ono thing to each child." Tho mouth of tho llttlo boy tumbled right down his chin and his oyos blinked with tears. "You soo, doar." and Llttlo If a put her round chook against tho curls, "thoro aro so many boys In tho world, n million hundred thousnnd 'most, and Santa Claus Just can't give moro than ono thing npleoo." "Honoodn't ho needn't give zo othor boys nnyslng." "Oh. but thoy would cry all Christmas, nnd Christmas evo worse than you do." " Woll. lot 'cm ory. Do toy want hook-n-lod-dlos an' steam engines nn' hank'chlffs wlf loco. an' cologno, an' tin soldiers, an' rent cannon znt goes, oil' real guns, an' paqk horses, an' a knlfo wlf a hundred blades, an' Noah's art. an' rubbor boots sat como up horo. on' a horn znt blows 'Can't Get Him Up,' nn' a Naahunat Dunrd oborcont, an' a sword, an' a drum, ant mone-o'-wnr, nn' book wlf do roo. an' a ex press wagon, nn' nil-day suokcrs. an' nn' " . "Don't llston to him. Llttlo Bin," said tho big boy, "ho'll just namo everything that's In the storos we saw nnd In the whole world." " I don't namo eo sings I saw In tho stores nor any ot zo sings In zo wholo world : I des namo zo alngs I want," "Woll. dear, you Bit ovor there by the flro and think out one thing," said Llttlo Ma ; " juat one thing." "And now." said tho girl who spoko her mind," I bono you'll keep still while I read my list, what I want moat aro Spanish bullets." "Spanish bullets I "tho big boy with brass buttons on his coat granted. "What does a girl want with Spanish bullots ? " " I wasn't talkfn' to you, mister. Noxt, I want a real liolmot, with llvo horse's hair palntod yollow hanging to It." "Hotter turn Into a bloody Spaniard, I fink," muttered tho boy. " Noxt. I want gloves llko Jim Corbett wears, an' I wnnt mammalto make over brother's old nuntform trousers for me. and I want a big unbellow an' a trunk strong enough to hold cartridges" "Where do you think you nro going?" granted the boy. Then I want six bottlos of cologno, n slolgh, a knapsack, an' a penknlfo." "You want moro sings nen ono," piped up a voice from tho firelight ringing with a discon solate echo. "Oh, woll, Santa Claus don't havo to got thoso things. I'm goln' to got 'em myself with 'my own money. Look I" And tho llttlo girl took out T0 cents In bright coins from the scar let purso sho had been carrying sinoo Dec. 1. Tho tongue of the mlto of a Doy quivered nt tho end. "Goln' goin' to spend 'em all on yo'so'f?" he askod. Tho girl's heart was touohod. "Walt." sho said. " I'll I'll give you half." and sho counted out nlowly. very slowlv. twonty-flvo bright cents. Tho little boy's drooping lips caught up his chocks again with sparkling dimples. "Now nowlcnn get overystng rayse'f. too." he said. " Oh. how I love money." One by ono In company front he arranged tho cents on the hoarthatono, nnd beginning to talk to himself draw down with enger passion nil tho toys In Santa Claus's world. Down they winged with n'gorgeous whir ovor the brown corporauntil tho wholo dining room was changed into a won dorful toy palace. And everything was for himself I Trains of steam cars, liook-a-laddles, a hundred drums, n thousand bugles, a million cannon, a billion hobby horses how they grow nnd multiplied, until their very number began to Bingand chime llko Christmas bells and to tinkle nnd tingle In tho furthest cornors of tho room, llko tho rinsing musical hoofs of the deor of Snnta Claus. And tho girl crooned over her Christmas song of bullets and helmets and swords, of boots and buttons and trousers, and Ltttlo Ma wroto with her pen turned gold, nnd the list of the big boy grow long and long. He was writing " Things Needed to Eat for tho Wholo Family" how tnor smoked to tho coll ing in fragrance "bettern cologno." His big eyes grew starlike. "Turkey." murmurod ho. "Yes. turkey Is always the vory best kind of animnl to eat" And ho put down In large round letters. "5 turkoys.'nn' the juloa that goes with 'em." and ho put down "10 Juices." "Tho groeoryman mightn't know: so better savcrnnborrlea," suggested Llttlo Ms, "An' now the kin's of cake. Le's put down chocolate an' cream, an' jelly, an' fruit cake, nn' Iioun' cake, an' sponge cako. an' cookies, an' doughnuts, an' plo." " Dm -um I" went the children. "An' nuts. an' figs, nn' raisins, nn oranges, an' apples, an' pears, an' peaches, an' grapes. an' bananas, an' dates, an' candy, an' candy " His broath camo short. " Candy, candy 1" ecnood the children. " Oh. tho nice kind mamma makes with white BUgar. soft like flour, an' nuts an' orango julco squeezed in. an' puts to get hard on do gido board " " An' nevor gets hard : um 1 um I" ' Um. I wish Christmas was everyday In the yenr." " Oh, I wis Trlsmns was obery day In zo yonr." "We could eat an' plav, nn'eat an play, an' go on eatin' an' playlu'," snld tho girl with short hair, "couldn't wo?" " What Is your list. Little 31a 7" Llttlo Ma's list was "Things Needed for the Household and for the Comfortof the Children nnd Their Pleasure and forThemselves to Look Well and to Feel Woll Whilo It Snows, and Christmas Things Needed to Givo FrlendBof tho Family." Then there wore suoh bookcases filled with gold hound books, such pianos shin ing with penrl-Ilko keys, such pictures framed in rubles, such soft coats shimmering with fur. such wonderful dresses glowing with velvet, such bracelets nnd rings and neoklneos. Biich carpets and woven curtains It was Fairyland como to Ilfo. "That just suits mo."nodded the dreaming oyos of the girl who liked to bo things. "That just suits me. too." said the big boy. And they fell to dreaming, while tho mite of a boy looked on chokingly. won't It be nleo to wake upon Christmas morning and find all that?" mused the big boy. All that and all that," lingered tho voice ot thoglrl. "I I." tho lashes of tho mlto of n boy stif fened. "I fought dat Santa Claus could on'y givo ono sing aroun'." "Why. why:" Llttlo Ma jumped up with n start, "I forgot," and sho awoko suddenly from her Christmas droam. A shadow cropt ovor herfacoas it bent nearer the firelight." I forgot, for ono mlnutn I forgot. I wns real ly thinking fnlrles and Bnnta Claus wero" "Rshl ash I" the girl bogan to blink hor eyos agnln. Kho know the groat Christmas secret. "Hshl don't tell them." A doubt suddenly crossed hor eyes. " He mny be, though : Is ho, really?" Then she tORod her bond dogmatic ally, "Santa Claus will alwavs lovo ehllluns who believe in him." sho snld to the others. "Ilelleve In Snnta Claus?" erlod the big bov In scorn; "why, who doesn't?" The girl nnd Llttlo Ma shut their mouths vory tight and looked very wlso. "Isn't It funny, though." wont on tho boy, "Nobody eior seems to think of Snnta Claus nveopt when thoy want to get something from him. do thoy? Nobody ever 'members any thing nbout 111 in till Chrlstmns tlmo." '. I wis dey never 'mombored him at all ex cept dost us, nen ho wouldn't 'member thorn, would he ?" Bald tho smallest boy. xot wuitkh Exouair to no nouxn. Effect of the War nnd thn Ruflrnge Qunllfl rnllon In n Mississippi Count). NiwOnLKiNs, Dec. 24. An attempt will bo made to Induce the Legislature of Mississippi to cut off aellcoof Do Soto county and annex It to Tunica. Various torrltorlal reasons aro glvon for tho proposed chango ; but tho real reason Is found In tho suffrage qualification ot Mississippi and tho Spanish war. Tunica Is a black county of the Yazoo delta, a county of big plantations, many negroes und fow whites. Although possessing u population of 10,000. It has only .1511 whlto voters, nnd thoso seldom enBt moro than 100 or ISO votes, nnd oven less if tho election Is not oxeltlng. When tho Spanish war began tho planters' sons all showed a Brent doslro to enlist, and it Ih said that two-thirds of tho whlto reglstoied votoof Tunlen county Is now in tho First and Bocnnd Mississippi regiments. This lonves be hind only ISO whites for jury duty, holding tho local offices, Ac. Tho oomplalnt Is mnde that thoro are not enough quultiled electors in thn county to fill up tlie various juries and speelnl venues: nnd tho slice from Do Koto county Is desired to II II out thn juries and give Tunlen enoueh whlto citizens properly to administer thnafTalrsnf the county whon its young men are off for tho war Tim Missouri rr "O. 11." "ltemomhnr me to your friend from Mis souri." " How did you know he wns from Bllssourl?'' "I hoard him say, whon you had asked him how ho liked boniething, 'To a t-y-teo.' Only Mlhsourlan say that. T-y-tae Is Missouri for O.K. Only a SlUsourlan can givo the two let ters the pronunciation they have In that State. It run l bo deserjbod. You must hear It to ap preciate It, ani Vn a ilUwjurUui." JUST A LONESOME SUNDAY. A TlflTT TO SOMK 11APVT CniT.nttKX NAUR IT SlOttlS JtnitAltT. Thn Wniunn Who Complnlned ot Clienrless Sundays Went to n Hospital nnd Helped n Surgeon A llrlghtrr nnd More Cheery Lot ot Youngstrrs Not In lie round. "I don't know how It Is with other people," sold tho womnu with the big gray oyos, "but for me Sunday has always an Indefinable, un explainable lonolinoss. Porhaps It Is bcoauso It Is nn Idlo day, or It may bo that the dlnnor, witched off Into tho lunch hour, with a cold and Insufficient tea servod Instead at 0 o'clock, has somothlng to do with It. However that Is, It Is Invariably a lonesome day, "Accordingly, when a fow Sundays ago a turgoon ot an orthopedlo hospital a private hospital In tho suburbs of tho city endowed by numbci of rich and phllnrthroplo women askod me to go with him on his rounds I em braced tho orportunlty to vary the monotony of tho day and wont. "I will toll you about that Sunday. We wero mot nt tho door by a largo and comely nurse, who ushered us Into tho rccoptlon room whore thoro wero yellow chrysanthemums In a tall vnso on a tablo in onn oornor nnd olnks In a llttlo vaso on tho mnntolplcco. Tho pollshod floor shono. In thn contro of It wns a big rug, Thoro wns n couch with many pillows In nu othor corner and comfortablo "hairs scattered promiscuously about. The air of scrupulous neatness prevailing In thut room was worth travelling somo dlstnnco to see. "'Tho clilldron nro all playing.' said tho nurso. 'Must, you oxamlno their braces to day?' "'I am afraid I must,' answered the sur geon. "Thon wosafdown nnd watted whllo she went upstairs to got the children rondy for tho examination ol their brncos. I had congratu lated mysolf upon tho fact that my usual Sun day (lenrcsslon was consntcuous.by its nb senco; but ns I hoard thcloluttorof heavy little heels nbovo mo, inrled now.nnd again by tho elank of n steel braco, my spirits suddenly sank to zero. " 'I am afraid I am going to feel bad when I see thoso children,' I gasped. 'I am sorry I came.' "Tho surgeon stornly fixed mo with his oye. Try not to bo silly,' ho said, and ho arose as tho nurso called to us to como on upstairs. Ascending tho sllptory steps, we walked through n long, clean hall with whlto walls and a polished floor. Tho door to tho operating room was open. Tho clnes slab the length of a child of 12. porhaps snvo mo a cold and clammy fcollng which It was Impossible to subduo. I passod tho door with a rush and wont into ono ot tho dormitories, in the centre of which was a wooden tablo. About this tablo stood four children in long flannolctto gowns, waiting for tholr braces to bo oxamtned, "Knowing nothing whatever about the ex amination of braces, 1 supposod it to be at tended by a cortntn amount ot nain. I was accordingly surprised whon tho children clam ored for tho prlvllogo ot bolng put upon the tablo first. They clung to the surgeon. "'Tako mo first!' cried ono, and tho others echoed. 'Take mo. tako met' "He laughed, and raising the smallest child of tho four, laid her on the table. She placed hor hands behind her head and smiled up at him. whllo ho unfastened the' screws and took off her brscos, chatting gayly with hor. " 'Doesn't It hurt hor?' I asked tho nurse. " 'Not at nil.' she answered. 'None pt those children sudor.' "This was a revelation. Splintered and bandaged and braced from the crowns ot tholr heads, some of them to tho soles of their feot, and yot not to Buffer. I breathed a sigh of re llot and watched Ihe Burgeon put the braces back on the child, refasten them, lift her up and stand her on the floor. " 'Wulk,' ho said, and she started off like a meohanlcl doll, while he took a chulr and looked hard at her braces. " 'Are they oomfortabW he asked. "She nodded In assent. " 'Then you may go." he said, but sho swung to tho nurse's apron strings. '1 want somo bread and butter,' Bho pouted. "The nurso pressed n button, whereupon another nurse In a flaring whlto apron and cap appeared, took the ohild by tho hand and van ished to the region of the bread and butter. " "Yuu can como now. Jamie.' said the sur geon, and a hollow-eyed boy of 10 left his place nt the head ot one of the little white beds and approaohed the table. He also was lifted up, stretched on his back aud Ids braces ex amined. "There seemed to be very little that wasn't the matter with htm. Ono limb was shorter than the other, his hip was diseased, so also was his spine. I glanced interrogatively up at the nurse. " 'He Is tho happiest and most contented child we haie In tho hoptnl.' sho said In an swer to my look. 'Ho never complains. I don't belleie he suflers nt all.' "I was glad of that. " "How long has ho been llko this?' I said In a whisper. '" 'tilnce he was 3,' she answered. "I walked away from tho tablo to the win dow nnd looked out. Tnoro was snow on tho ground. There wero hills and a few bleak trees. And tho child wan 10. He had, conse quently, been llko that for boven years. Wei1, she Imcl said ho was blltlio and guy, he novor complained, she believed be nevor sutlered nt all. and perhaps she was right. Of course sh was right. If ho suffered ho would complain. That stood to reason. "Still, It was a lonosomo Sunday. I was sorry 1 hadn't stayed at homo. "When tho surgeon put the child on tho floor and he limped over to tho chair which held his clothing, 1 followed him. " "I-ot me help dress von,' I begged. "His hand, which had been stretched awk wardly behind his back in the olTort to button n button on his waist, dropped nt his side. He smiled. "All right,' said he, 'you can.' "1 fnstenod the button and ho took my gloves I'll hold them for you." ho said, nnd he held thorn as If thoy wero ehlna or something ami he was afraid thoy would Tall to the floor and break. That little body of Ills wns so square, so entirely different in shano from wlint It should have been, that I hud, all tho time I was listening his clothing, to keen thinking ho doesn't sutler, he doesn't sudor, in ordor to acoomplleh my tu.'k at all. His wholo body waebandaeod: one hin appeared to be Imnov- ablo, nnd Ills tittle curved xplne mnde a oruel hump on Ids buck. Ho liftod his loft foot and placed It against his right knee, thus standing on ono foot whllo I dressed him. I buttoned tho buttons very carefully, but It was hardly necessary to be so careful. There wero fow pots on his body that woie not protected by Htillnts ur braces or bandngos of somo sort. "Ho wns exceedingly particular In regard to his clothing. It must be put on and buttoned just right. Ho gravely gave mo directions as ho held my gloves spread across his two hnnds. Now nnd then he would hold them out in one hnnd nnd gazo ndmlrlngly atthom. It had nevor before occurred to me that tney wero particularly pretty gloios. but I have them laid uway now In tho bottom drawor of my elillTonlor for safe Keeping. I Mulshed dressing him. nut my hands under his arms and lifted him into a chair. " 'Now.' said I. 'I will put on your shoos.' "I put on tho right shoo. Its solo was of or dinary thickness. 1 laeod it. tied the strings anil took up tho left one, Tho solo of that was two Inches In thickness, If not more. I sat dorrn on the floor, put It on him, andcom .neneeil to lace It. ." 'Ynu nredoluir that wrong.' snld he, lean Ingnierino. And no wonder. I could hardly ice what I was doing. ' 'Wiint nre you crying about?' he asked. " 'Nothing.' 1 told him. only It Is such a lone some Sunday, Don't j'-iu think Sundays are lonoNonieV " 'They nro jiiBtllkn overy othor day,' ho re plied, "only o don't have to sny our lessons.' "He showed me how to laoe the shoo. 'Put ono of tho strings into tho lory Inst hole,' said ho. 'and lace tho other one up to It.' "I did ns directed. " 'Is that nil right?' I nsked, meekly, whon I hail tied the two strings. " 'Yes,' lie answered, 'thank you ' That wns not by nny means the first 'thank you' For einry button that I hml buttoned, he had said 'Thank ynu.' Now ho linuded mo my glovos as 1 got up fiom the floor. "f lifted hlni out of tho chair and stood him on tho floor. Then I looked down at him. His clothing concealed the angularities of Ills briiee-eiicuinbured body somewhat, for which 1 wn thankful. I endeavored to smi plniit the picture of him undressed by the picture of him diensed. The effort wns whol ly selfish. I wlhed to preserve mv pence of mind. If I could 1 would lime elTiieed the memory of him emlreli. The nuri-o enmo up. " 'Do ion think ho will oier be cured?' I nuked In a low tune Tho child Inil tuine.1 away. He i?:is li.inulm; Ills flannelette night gnwn on the luns knnh nf IiIk bod. " 'Oh. ves,' sulil she 'Thiuv-flie rents ngo theie would liaie been no liopo for him, but you must lemeiiiber lliiil. IlKOoierythliigoU". surgery bus progressed; It hns ninilo rnidd UtldHH llnlly tun ctiies inndnnro wonderful. Vie will euro him In time. Theie is no doubt nbout It. Would you Hue to see the other dormitories' ... "1 followed her to the othr dormitories, which were exactly like the first, with the ex ception that there was uo operating table. There wore the, same rows of small whlto bods, tho samo white walls and the same pol ished floors with rugs. Above tho beds wero Placards announcing tho porlod of their en dowment, on a table In each room was a vaso of flowers, nnd everywhere wo found llttlo bandaged children with thlok-soled shoes. "They wore well cared for, thoso children. They enjoyed ovory possible comfort, lux uries oven, but, somehow, looking nt them, I began to experience n dull nehe In the region of my heart. Once when wns a child I had tho same ache. It was on a night when I wont (siting to a strange plnco and was put In a big bod In a big room away upstairs and loft there alone In, tho dark to llston. wlde-cved and breathlessly to tho solemn ticking ot a loud, tall clock. "I left the nurso nnd went back Into the room' where tho surgeon was. " 'Aren't you ready to go?' I asked. Not quit.' raid he. "Thero are two or three more children to sen to yet, Why?' I could hear the thud of tho heels in the next room.llnvoluntnrlly I clappod my hands to my enr. i , ' 'Ills a lonesome Sunday,' I explained, and I wnnt to go home.' " 'iou shall go homo In a very few minutes,' said he, 'and remember one thing, I shall pevor bring you with mo ngaln. never And, to toll tho truth, I am rathor glad nt that. 1 don't want to go with him agnln. It nleaso mo to bo assured that thoso children ure well cared for. that thoy nro milto as con tented and happy as children who nro per fectly formed, porhaps more so. hut I don't want to see. them. Sometimes I dress that hoy all over again In my'dreams: nnd occa sionally I think I hear tho clatter or thlck Boloil, brace-strapped hoels, wake 'vldo nrako nnd find It almost luposstblo to go back to sleop ngaln." TDKAS OF A ZVTAT XOVXO VOMAX. Customs of the HnTngo Stntn Which febo Prefers to Clvlllintlon. BrnicusE, N. Y Dec. '.'4. There Is n Zulu young woman horo who has Idoan about Amer ican civilization. Sho knows whnt It Is to bo an African savage nnd n civlllzod Christian, and sho Is not qulto sure yot which sho pre fers. Sho Is in hor civlllzod stnto now, hut Is homesick for Zululand. " Oh no." sho snld to day. " I wnnt not to bo a bnrbarlan agnln, hut I like not nil olvillzod customs, Americans aro too oxtromo, and they nro not happy for It." Nokutola Mdlma Dubo is hor name. Sho was born of snvago parents In Innndn, Natal, on tho dirt floor of a kranl, llko nil Zulu babies. It wns during the porlod ot tho nnnual tax collecting by tho Doers, nnd, according to tho Zulu cus tom, which ordains thnt n child shall bo named In honor of the last important ovont preceding his or her birth, this child wns called Nokutola, signifying tho paying of taxes. Tor tho next twelve years sho frisked nbout In a stnto of absoluto nature. Nokutola was quick and In telligent, nnd nttractod tho notloo of tho mis sionaries, who put her Into n mission school nt Incwada, ICO milos away. Thoro sho remained getting usod towoaring clothes, learning nltput houses and what to do with tho things in thorn. Bho also learned to read nnd write and studlod arithmetic geography, which was vory hard for her. and tho beginnings of his tory. Thon sho was married. Hor husband, whose translated namo Is John Dubc, was a pupil In tho mission school with Nokuteln. and camo nwnyto America to bo educated, whllo his dark brown sweetheart watted for htm in Zululand. Whon ho returnod to Incwnda they woro married by tho missionaries, nnd slneo thnt tlmo they havo boon trying to cducato tholr peoplo. Two yoars ago thoy enmo to America with a glgantio schemo in their heads. They want to clvlllzo Africa, and proposo to begin by teaching tho Zulus tho Industrial arts. Thoy havo obtained somo money, nnd In March will sail away for Zululand to convort tho hea then nnd touch them how to sew und wenr clothes. Nokutola Is young, with blazing black eyes, smooth brown skin and hnndomo regular fea tures. Sho speaks good English with n delib eration that Is charming and In the softest voice In the world. Hor manner Ib grace itself. "I do not know nbout roportors." Nokutola said hesitatingly when an lntervlow was sug gested. One of thom said that my parents mako mince pies of missionaries. And It Is not tho truth. I think I am nt work-ongaged to-day." "O Nokutola I And Is thnt tho truth ?" "Woll. It is tho American way." Nokutela's clear skin took on a sepinsliado. Sho pulled out a chair and relented. "If there Is nothing nbout mince plos. I will tell you why wo nro horo," sho wont on. "Do you know how mnny peoplo thoro nro In Zululand ? Flftymillions. nnd nearlv all of thom uncivilized, wo do not want to toach them all your civilization, only enough to better their condition, not to mako them unnatural and unhappy. Tho Zulus aro not dull. They aro Intelligent, but thoy do not know how to do things for thomsolvc. Thoy think It Is only tho whlto men who con mnko houses nnd cities. Tho womon attend to tho business nnd they do nil tho labor. They dig the ground and plant the crops, build tho huts for storing them, nnd do nil tho heavy work. The mon have only to hunt now. He fore the English camo they used to light ono tribe against another but. thoy ennnot now. Tho womon cook tho food, too. but they have no housowork to do. Our pootilo have no fur niture, nor dishes, nor beds, and thuy wear no clothes. We aro quite, qulto natural, you see. A few of thom aro called civilized there, nnd are beginning to wearsome garments. In tho mission schools tho Zulu child Is put into a simple garment, nnd is gradually educated to a full set of raiment. "Tho noxt stop for thn men Is toglveupnll their wives but ono. They do not wish to do that, nnd It Is a long tlmo before a man will consent to give un his wives. A man's house hold gets along peacoably together, except sometimes when tho women quarrel, but the children, tho Zulu babies, they are the very happiest I havo ever Been. The Zulu women havo miinychildren.ranglngfrom eight to thir teen or fourteen " Nokuteln does not think her own quick de velopment In civilization is strange. "All tho Zulus learn quickly," she snld. "Thevnreeasy to clvlllzo. In tho mission school I learned many things, but It is only since I eamo to America that I hnvo ienrned your Innguneo. I have studied very hard. Istudyoxerydny now. Tho Zulus are not like tho Africans in America. They como from anothor race. My peoplo can do everything like tho whlto people ns soon ns they nro taught. When Icnmo llrstto America j the cities and the many houses confused me. I I am used to the opon land, und tho streets seem : strange. Hut in two yenrs I nm no longorenn fusod.and I wenr such clothes as you. and boot I nnd corsots.nnd I stay nln-ays In thn hnuse.nnd I I do not tell how long I have lived. lam like ! Americans In two yenrs Wonroensytoelvlllze. i "I do not llko your women. Thoy nre very i busy always engage hut thoy do no work ns I mv Zulu women do. Thoy must bo taken enre of too woll or they eomnlnln. Tlinv hurt their bodies with their clothes, and they will not bother with children. They nro no uso in tho houso kraal, nnd they hnvo too many clothes. American womon nlwavs busy ovorv day thoy go shopping, and always for some thing to wenr. Never do they weir anything until it Is gone. That is not hotter thnn my boi ago peoplo who wear none. I do not wish the Zulus to become likethnt. It would make mnnv unhappy kraals there. On rgrent work Is to tench the uncivilized how to live, to tench them tho usoof tools for cultivating tholr Innd. to build houses nnd toclotho thomsolvcs. It Isonly the iiheful of civilization we want thom to know. Tho sohool wo will opon is for that It will not bo ndonnmlnntlonol school. Zulus do not un derstand denominations, and wnonlywuntto holnthom. "Hutolvlllzatlon Is not nil. I llko my country bettor. I like to go back thoro this minute." JiOSTOX WOJIEX TAKE TO 7IO.Yr.VO Ro 1'iinclilnc lings Are nn Arccplnblo Christ inns Gift In Thnt Town. Boston, Doo. 24. "Tho Idea of giving your wifo a punching bngfor a Chrlstmns present," said a denlor In nthletiu goods, " may seem at first sight h trifle unwiso: yet It Is none the less n fnct thnt there Is in Boston n great do main! for thoso bags, not only among what you might call gymnasium women, but also among thoso who do not tako systematic exercise, Boston womon nro not all running to brains ovldently Thoy must llko to spar or thoy wouldn't do It. Whether tho mnlopnrtof tho Boston impulntion Is pleased or not Isntiother mnttor; and it Isn't to bo presumed that the mon llko tho prospeeU of general sparring with tho bag among tlio no-culled gentler box, simply bocnuso thoyaro prevailed upon to pur chaso tho equipments, for whon Boston women wnnt anything thoy get It. All men know that." Looking nt tho practice ot hag. punching from a merely physlcul or sportiiwomnullkj point ot view, tho exerelso Is indisputably ex. collent. For tho orilinniy woman tho puiili Ing bag is uoeessarlly too hard; accordingly, women uso boxing gloves of the horHelmicde scilptloii. The boxing movements strengheii the back, waist, anus, shoulders nod peek, nnd broaden and build up the chest The ex erelso is recommended to bo taken Immedi ately on getting up in the morning, justx'foro the bnth. sny Of course, care must liar taken not to oierdo It. The work muni be f.l lowed out moro in science limn In linger, or serious stratus nre llnble to result The most upproii'd styles of punching bogs, ton, lly buck, mid are upt to hit hard. The question nf women sparring Is a delicate . mnttor, which each man must Hcttlu for him self. There are times, of course, when a wo man must either strlko or speak out, and If the ' punching hag only turns the current In its ' dlievtloii Itiuuy proton boon tovliijizutioij, OASTItOXOSUC XOTES. The alleged Intention ot n hotel proprietor of .this town to limit his culinary service to a few cholco dishes Is an Innovation which tho general puhlla Is not yot sufficiently educated in gastronomtn taste to occopt. Tho support of the best New York hotels nnd restaurants comes from a great body ot Itinerants who float Into town from tural parts and moribund or wild Western cities, and nro trained In pro flnclnl habits of feeding. They demnnd quan tity rathor thnn quality. An Impressive list , ot eatables npponls not so much to their nppo j tito as to tho modern senso ot grnndour. So long as that spirit prevails wo shall adheroto i tho barbarous habit ot gross focdlng that was ( the fashion in Kuropo up to twenty-live yoars ago. Previous to that period tho samo prodl ' gal dlsplayof unnecessnryfoiid nt formal meals ' was in vogue there ns it Is with us to-day, I With this difference, that forelgnors In thoso times hud not tho excusoof gastronomlo Iguor ' nnco or loe ot ostentation thnt afflicts us now A collection of foreign meuus ot publto and prlvsto dlnnors reveals clearly the cull nary sorvlce of fifty years ago. Then nt a din I nor of eight persons woro senod two soups, two sorts of fish, two removes; black puddings, two entries, two rousts and four entremets. 1 All of theso dlshesjwere prepared by a diet of classical reputation. A dinner for tho same number nf iiersons. umloi tho conditions that i now exist nbrond. would bo composed of ono soup. If It were not omitted entirely; one flsh. i onn enln'e. ono roast of game or a Allot, n snlnd nnd dcsort, Wlice we havo made o gain ,n Now York Is in oonsorvntlvo methods nf serv ing food nt public dinners or banquets. This Ishould bo ot eduentlonnl value: for theso functions attract mon In all conditions ot)lfe. The Puro Boor law which It Is proposed to enact at tho coming sosslon of tho Legislature of this Stato appears to be causing consider nblo distress to browors. Groat Britain do rives a yearly roionuo of $00,000,000 from tho tnx on bcor and it is acknowledged that this Is a mero flea bite to tho brewers. It could !k largoly Increased nnd their profits would still bo enormous. Moreover, this Impost is plncod upon absolutely puro bcor. made under strict Government Inspection, nnd In the making of It nono hut legltlmnto nml sound lng.-odlents nro employed. Tho complaint of a shortage of the supply of hops can no longer bo used I ns nu oxcno for the substitution of chemical 1 products slneo tho utilization of cold storage tor the Preset vution of hops from ono yenr to . nnotlier. This inothod rrovents dctertotn t'on of tho Bjft resin of hops, which Isconsld ereil ono of their most desirable elements. Through tills system tho unennsumod portion of a great cron can be utilized to make good tho deficiency of ono thnt follows, with tho nd vnntago to the brewer thnt tho surplus Is an qulrcd nt tho low prico that accompanies an overabundant harvost. This new method of 'preserving hops Indefinitely a discovery of tho past olght or nlno years would suggest their occasional use In the making of native beer. It is alleged thnt with the death of Peter Schwain ot Philadelphia the last maker of wholly puro Inger beer In this country passod nwny. A b:irrel of so-culled beer, tax-paid, Is sold to the bottlor for $11. He retails It in eases of two dozen Bo-enlled pint bottlos nt SI .!. n case. His profit Is 100 per cent. not. This statement comes from a bottlor of the liquid. What tho profit to tho brewer Is Is not announced. Tho wrltor onco visited a brow-cri- under fniorablo conditions. He had tho opportunity to tnsto of beer, a special brew, for the uso of tho owner of tho establishment and selected consumers. Tho difference be tween that and tho commercial tu(T Intended for general consumption was as between cheese nnd chalk. Tho groat refrlgoratlng and cold storage plants of this country, the largest In the!world, promlso beforo long to bo eclipsed by those ot tho Argcntlno Bcpublic. Tho Sanslnina plant nt Buenos Ayres Ms only ono ot several, and S 1.000.000 has already bOBn expended upon It. It has a capacity for slaughtering 3,000 Bheep dully, with a proportlonato number of cattle. Ono of the cold-storago rooms holds 00.000 frozen carcasses of mutton at one time. These aro transported to Europe in refrigerator stenmers. Although thoro Is a voyage of 7.000 miles across tho equator, the original cost of each Bheep is so small that the price of the meat In Kuropo Is not grenter than ot that brought from tne United Htates and Canada. In 1W7. 'J.GOO.OOO frozen sheen were exported from tho Argentine If to these be added thoso sont from Australia and America It will bo seon how dependent is Europe upon foreign meat products. This business was begun only in lB&l. whon 11.000 frozon sheep were sent from the Argentine. Itir estimated that that republlo now has a tctal of 1 05.000.000 sheep, twice tho number of the United States. This great flock by no means represents tho future capacity of the coun'ry. for 5111,000 square miles, or a torrltory ton times the size of tho Stnto of Now York, Is available for sheep pas turage. As vet it may be said to be desorted, compared with the number of animals that It I will Hiinnort In; tno future. It will bo eapa l bio of supplying the civilized world with all tho mutton Its inhabitants enn consume. Be I fore tho establishment of rcfrigoratlng plants i In and.the exportation of mutton from tho Ar gentine. sheep that could not bo utilized for tlielr wool and tnllow woro driven off tho rocks into tho sea or were usod for fuel uatll laws I weie passed mnklng it a crime to drive living sheep into tlis tires of tho brick-kilns. Tho English public Is kept In a state of seml pnnic by physicians, medical journals and the orists In regard to the harmful character of various aliments. To-day milk, oysters, meat and egetubles are condemned, nnd to-morrow flsh. eggs and fruits. 3Ir. Travers. a distin guished surgeon, writes to tho Lancet In con tempt of tho human stomach. He complains that It Is not constructed upon proper princi ples, or. rather, that It has oufcrown Its use fulness; that originally It wasntended to ns slmilato great nieces of meat, but as this form ot nutrition is no louger In vogue wo have much moio dlgestiio upoardtus than we need. Tills superfluity Is the cause of many of tho gastrlo disorders now common, Mr. Tmvers's leinedy is to remove tills superflui ty through surgical methods. Tho Famllu Jluctm: another English technical journal. ; casts suspicion upon the integrity of eggs. l'onneriy It was possible; to establish tho age of eggs approximately, lut now. through the uso of chemicals, a newly-laid appenrance mny bo Imparted to tho shell. This outward aspect or south wld deceive the most suspi cious and tho onorable character of Its con tents cannot bo docicted until tho egg Is opened. A violent illscujslon In regard to ptomnino isilsonliig through tho uso of tinned food is nlso raging in England. It hns grown bo floreo that mnnrifncturers have found it necessary to retalnr tho services of eminent doctors loiestuyto tno narmioss;charactor:of tholr products, nnd to cast suspicion upon un inned food. These exports havo selected cold boiled potatoes nml cold rbo pudding, two of tho most common articles of domestln food, as suitable mediums for ptomaine poisoning. Their opinions hnio plunged tho majority of English households Into gloom. Tho JSritlth Mnliml Jiiurmil utters n note of warning ngnlnst luncheons. According to this authori ty, tliero Is oounl danger in tnklng too little or too much in thn middle of tho day. If too llt tlo Is eaten nud the deficiency is mndo good nt dinner, that entails ono form otdisnster; If too much, the subsequent, possibilities are drvndful. The only light thrown on this gloomy Pictuie Is the suggestion that Bafety nt luncheon eon 'ists In eating only milk and beaten-up egg with a digestive biscuit. Now that the European lntngofor 1808 is at an end it Is possible, to speak posltliely ns to tho eharnetor and amount of tho product. Tho bot authorities agree that in the Bor deaux district, whllo tho yield Is far below tho avernno In quantity, tho quality of tho wlno Is good. In Chnmpngne. for Jtusslnns'iind Amer icans the centre of tho wine industry, the sup nl v is dollclent. hut the quality is so good that it Is expected to equal tho vintage of 18ll,r. Tho cnriiest drinker of champagne Ignores any hut what are called vintage years, or those in which tno quality of the product of tho gropo as sures a superior grado of wine. Next year lKi." wine will hn attained Its approximate, perfection. As the product of lsoiH is quite as good. amnteurH who dcslro to stock their cellars with tho vintage of this year will do wisely to secure the quantity that they doslro to put nivny as soon ns tho output Is offered for sale by tho makers. wu im hi: ahs which ? A HrooUlyn Problem In Illooniers Suggested by li Toller's Aiiiiniiiio-iiient. "Tho only lonnhlo theory of Brooklyn treats (hat neighboring lorough ns a problem seek ing to bolvn Itself," remarked a returned ex plorer. "Ono must judgo bv whnt Is soon nnd by what Is hoard. It Is llko the conundrum superadded to th chnrndo. Of course, one Is alwnrs permitted to go It up, but (list nuts you out oi tho giime. That which would else where he merely citrfnus beeoiues In Brooklyn a possible chin pi tne mlstilng solution. The stranger who llnds himself In Brooklyn oan do no more than uoto and louder. I mi nny such stranger osany this problem which isdisplaied in nubile plnees In Brookhu where sign i aro poited, the anniiiineeiiieiit of certain tailors in theso words, v make bloomers out of your own pniits for 75 cents.' Perhaps If tho In quiring mind real I)- wants to arrive at a com prehension of Bnokl)ii it would bo better to drui this and try something oasler. It does lend to u must complicated state of judgments, nnd only tho most :lenr.ioaded are caimbleof tracing nut the Intricacies of the Brooklyn I bvheiuo, uf oistenve whivh th alffii suggests," I i ----p REAL CHRISTMAS CHEER., , ,j qvaixt tmiRntiA rtoxs ix Titn rexxM . li stia'axia nAvKiroons, jy- Trees In Odd Flners-The llrll-Snlcklci nmt 9 Their Visits Wanderers Tnkou In fromt i 'DPI the Highways A Dinner In n Mountain? V'Kjff Tnyern One Vromnn' Undertnklng.,, M "In the backwoods of I'onnsvlvnnla there) ' !3R aro mnny odd ChrUtmas customs," said ii 'jH travelling man. "I ,oncc saw a Christmas treo) 'JjjJH In n blncksmlth shop. It was trimmed with n i ' Sk lot of ginger cakes cut ln"sbapos to represent! ' ?K flsh, horses nnd dogs. Tho smith had also cutf jjg out a lot of pink paper birds nnd flowors. andtJ JjB with threo pounds of red and yellow clear! Hj candy his treo wns well flllod, Kvorr farmer! Wm bov who brought n horso or mule to be shool) ISM received a gift from tho treo. Tho wnyslricif rW Inns all havo Christmas trcoi behind their! Wm dingy bars whoro thoro Is room. ThMr trees! dfKj contain extra candles that nro not sold behind. 'W tho bar usually. .During Christmas week the)' JW landlords have raffling matches nnd euchre) Mm parties for anything from a halt dozen cupsftj -;jB and .saucers to a pair of chickens or a turkoy ' 'tjM "Boll-snlcklos still mako merry on tho high' mtil ways for tho country children In thoso dlsy Jjgj trlcts. Grown folks In tattered gowns anil! -nf clothes, wearing grotesque mnks, go fromy, 9j houso to house'wlth'.hngs of liutsfon theirlhnckst jm and slender polos In their hnnds. The chll-c - JM4 dicn are tomptod to pick up tho nuts thrown iJBl on tho floor bofora them, when they nre rnppodb i imtr gently over the tinners. Nnughtv children ,;Swj nro punished, but ns a general thing thn vlsltt jH of tho boll-snlckles Is pleasnut enutigh und bK j jjB; fonts much tun where thorn Is so ery llttloj ' Sff going on to ninuso the pootilo. Candy sndj, iH small glngor enkes also form n part of ths flL stock In trndo of thoso mountain Imitators oH .JS? Santa Claus, Some boll-snlckles trudgejl Jm through tho snow from ten to fifteen milos toH Jm mako'thclr rounds on Christmas Eve. blowing qE tholr horns upon arriving nt each house. Now T matter whnt tlmo of.nlght thev come they nreJj -jflj admitted and tho children nre aroused. Then! k boll-snlckles aro refreshed and they then deJj part, somntlmes not mnklng themselves v 1 known. That Is pnrt ot tho tun, as It kocpij b tholr hosts guessing for months ns to tho IdenJj ' 'Ml tlty o' the visitors. :fij "Tho oldest ChrlstmnB treo I ovor saw wnjOj ,!! In the winter enmn of a gypsy party in a cednA 'S copse. Near tholr carnpflre wns growing om SB small cednr bush nnd this was gnyly deooratedJ ". -S with colored ribbons, papers and cnndl03J '"3 There wero five children In the closod wagoniH W nnd thoy had a mefry ChrUtmas around tho w tree. ; 3 ' "Along the banopt the Bluo Mountains law Jl Pennsylvania thoro' Is n custom on Christmas! which Is somewhat Biblical. Formers' sonsW i t aro sent out In ifVngnn" on tho highways to( gather In nil tho stragglers, thnt Is. tramps J ' j thev can And. 'Peddlers or homeless morij j como in this category. Thoy aro taken to thoyl '. farmhouse, ted nnd sent on their wny reJoleJj i J ing. Tho first dny Christmas Is a rellgiouslJ -sj holiday among many mountaineers. Thes j' j second day Christmas is for worldly morrl'J )j ment. Tho horses, cows, sheep, pigs. In faetW r all llvo stock, chickens and dogs and cats, cetij -j j extra food, nnd no poor family Is noglectedl - i Apples nnd elder Is tho common set-out. Foi j luncheon the bell-snlekles get cold puddingy - ,.v j cold ham, bread and butter and hot cofTeej '(S Applejack Is furnished, but with care. Than idi! charcoal burners on the mountains on Christ- ''''13 mas Eve have a walk around Impelled wlttij ,v39j considerable old rye. especially It It snows. Mi "The grandest Christmas spectacle I overjjj iS saw was ten miles of wido-sproading pinotfj j trees Just aftor a wet snow. Tho branches ' 1 wero like 10,000 nodding plumes of white. IW -s j was a Christmas scene of weird purity I shallJ ;j j nevor forgot, and I would like to drive through, It again. A Knight Templar parade was noril t j in It. At ono log schoolhouso about five mlleav ;j j below the Molllo Mogulre country of PennsyUJ yf vanla I found tho entire interior hung wlthJ s j pine branches. Tho teacher said ho did noW ' believe In cutting down trees. He simply cut! 1 -'"' I off branches In the forest that did not hnrroU . Jt i the trcos and tho children hung them on nails. I hooks and the blackboards. The branches worovl ' JS I trimmed with colored papers cakes, candles. walnuts, apples, pears, and I know not whnt 1 yM nil. Ono tlmo a poor soxton of n mountain, aj frraveyard buried hlslwlfo. The man was help "'ai ess. He had a son who was not promising.) ijj Christmas promised to be bleak. His neigh -if bors took the son intolthelrcunfldcnco and on S3 Christmas Eve a dozen went home with tho1 'M son nnd prepared a surprise. On Christmas' S3 morning, when the family camo down, thero-l -SJ ivas a beautiful Christmas troo for tho mother-J "JS less children, and many substantial gifts forS 'ffl the old sexton. It was on ono of my bsclcj ;& country trips on a Christmas day that I mot iWl jSi middle-aged woman, with a dashing span ot'l vli horses. In a sleigh. Sho had visited thirty-! ;JH three farmhouses In as many miles and was aw 'Si good Santn Claus for thirty-flvo poor city ors, , S Phans for whom sho had found good homes.! , M Each Christmas ho visits them, taking them.. X gifts. She calls them her children, as she has) tB nono of her own. I J9 "One Christmas I spent at a mountain tavornl . w near tho Pennsylvania coal regions. That 'ajt mountain was covered with snow. The dln fm nor was served piping hot In front of a blnzlno I , hearth flro. Wo had haiaenpfeflor to boglai -jf- with, which Is pleuled rabbit toasted In brown i -at Gerinen lauee; then came paitridges broiled on hlckorv coals, with hot wadles: then a fatM M wild turkey shot In tho clearing not a quartet? ijl of a mile away; in fact. It wns a gnme dlnnor,.' ' iS with herbs and vegetables, pipes and tobacco) jS home-made wine and a variety of food, all f romJ HI the mountain. Tho night was dark nnd sllent.1 Sa but we had a good tirno within. Two orj 'S the best hunters of the forest wore-with us.j ,'Sl and they were Interesting companions. Wol M played euchre and smoked until .1 o'clock nnxtn M morning. I slept under n big Dutch feathers) - 58 led in a cold room under tho rafters, nnilj M there was snow on the bod when I nwoke nt OS "3 o'clock. We had fried mush nnd fried spare) ribs, with hot corn enkos nnd coffee, for brenk-1 aj fnst. and I was in no hurry to getaway, wlttu -Sj the snow live feot dreo on the love). Oh. yos.j fl there Is a groat deal of difference In ChrlstS! inns festivities, nnd I will never regret nor for (S get the mnny odd things to bo seen to this dayJI ' jS in thn backwoods miles away from the busy' , St cities." M tiib ciiir.nni:'a acorns. w One Thine Thnt n Fund I'nrent Foels Itsr '9; Has Reason to He Grateful For. ' JM.J "Fortunately," said n fond parent, "oxcepttj wj' on state occasions tho children wear cloves In . .J3! winter only; fortunately, becauso If they wor; a gloves tho year around wo'd havo to move to -g Porto Ilicoortho Philippines, or some of outft aj now possessions where (hey wouldn't neodi 'Jj shoos, for I couldnt afford to buy both. 31 "Tho youngsters aro nbout ns hnrd on gloTssK $8 as they ore on, shoos. Of courso tho glnie w. don't cost bo much, but they lose such n lot oflj .A om, and thoy don't lose any shoos not In witi-j 3 tor, anyway. Of the first pair of gloves my M youngest sou had this wltitor, ho lost ono. tin $ first day ho had 'em, coming from school., 1( That meant, of course, another pair ot gloves.' )A Tho noxt day ho pulled tho thumb off of one olf Vm his gloves. How under tho canopy ho could doij j thnt wo couldn't guess, hut thnt didn't mnkm -,P the noxt p.ilr cost any less. Still. I didn't boJ i'fl grudge the money for that pair wo don't be-4 grudge nny of It. for that matter because Itj) ' i' seemed tunny to think of his pulling u thumb: -(ij off his glovo, . "And that reminds mo thnt from thn tlmo op SI the first snow tho children's mother doesn't doit JB a thing nil winter hut sew up places In eliiU JS dren's gloves. I seem to hour n chorus or nvj . a recltatlie or whateiertlie ii'ime of It Is, I nni i not much up In music; I mean the kind off " thing where thoy keep saying tlm same thlrtfj a over and over ami over again a chorus of chll vH dren chanting: jj "Them's a liolo In my (time 'iJS 'Thiirn'H a hole In lurirlmft .f " Them's a hulo lit my nlove 3" "And till I soem to see the winter through lata 'Si the children's mother reaching for thownrlSn f basket and then bending ovor a glovo whlohu Ms hang dappling. Bho sews up a hole In a flngorj .1; tip. And I soem loses the winter through a i S; eonstantproceKsInn of children waiting for tnolijJ S mother to mend their gloes und making ofrl S, with them the minute they're reudv , .. . j "Well, let 'nm wear 'em nut and pulltlutJ jl thumbs ofT, both thumbs if they wnnt to. nnd j jjtf frnv out the tips of the lingers and tenr holes liir1 ' both sides and In the front mid back. We'll;: Jlf start a glove factory. If It's necessary, to snppli" H 'em, nnd th children's mother can be relle.Ll W, upon and they know this woll enough, nny; jjlii way to sew up the holes In Vm a fust ns they , J,, bring 'em In, ns long ns there's anything left to' 31' sow to." il Nobility Not U nn thn Ifoimler Custom, : J-'ltint Ik lnltantlllu Jnurtiill. m, "It looks kinder queer. Mnllndy." said thes a new millionaire to IiFh wife after the gucut hniL '3 departed, "thnt the Count wouldn't tokf lilsli "J coat off atdinner. like the tet of ii, don't t t"ti fl "Slnybo he didn't have no shirt " suggoiiext J 3 the lady 'Tvofcooii fcllvr-ffl.wJup tlMlawaf j I lu Htf BUy-lTD, J J