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*s for Ihn woods,
picture shows. It
litters radically
ary -"it designed
but. then, those
e for real
'fttsnt* With Her Hn?lian<l In the Maine
Wildern?*** ami 1* Famed lor Her l'row
, tw-Uor Dress >'ni l.lko a Fashion I'late,
But very Appropriate.
That a woman can handle a gun In
?sportsmanlike fashion, that she can
Bhoot straight and shoot to kill has
been demonstrated by Mrs. Eugene
' Belden's record of the past two sea
Sons in the Maine woods, a record
which is the pride and envy of the
crack shots of the Bucklield Fur Club,
of which she is a mem her. Mrs. Bel?
aden also seems to have solved the
"problem of how to dr<
' as the accompanying
Is true her costume
from that of the ordii
tor the modern Uiai:;.
. clothes were always t
air or water to come near.
She is a youthful matron whose
"home is in one of Boston's suburbs.
She is a social tavoiite and a clever
amateur actress and she has always
. been fonu of athletics and outdoor
Bports, but until about a year and a
half ago she had never attempted to
use a rifle. Her husband, who was an
enthusiastic sportsman, persuaded her
to try shooting at bottles thrown into
the air. She hit them without diffi?
culty and was eager to test her skill
on something with more -isk and ex?
citement in it.
She soon found an opportunity of
this kind oil a hunting expedition,
which she undertook with Ivor hus?
band. Her first shot in the woods
brought down a squirrel, and this
made her eager for bigger game. It
was not long before she sighted a deer,
and without the least wavering she
lifted her gun and tired, hitting it
squarely in the .shoulder. The next
morning she got. a shot, at a fox, and
It proved as accurate and effective as
her previous efforts. La
went down into tic.
camp of her hits:
with a Marlin rifle and a determina?
tion to belter her record of the yeai
before in killing big game. Two line
large deer were slain within a leu
days after her arrival, and then she
had to stop on account of the gam< ;
Mrs. Belden's account of a woman's '
life in camp and of her costume hat
Unusual interest. She always dresses
BO that she can get about just as easilj i
and noiselessly as a man. Her cos- j
tume conslstes of corduroy knicker- i
;avy sweater ane
np, which is or. I
fill lake, is mailt '
us. Mr. and Mrs
emselves and the
ther, a third was
in, a fourth was
bockers and cap, ;
high boots. The
the shore 'if a be:
up of several log c
Beiden have one ti
rest of the party i
set apart for din;
the kitchen and the remaining one was
given up to the cook and guides.
Coffee, doughnuts and venison art
the staple articles of food i:j camp
Mrs. Beiden had one of her deer cut
up in the woods, and she declared that
it was much more delicious than tin
one she brought home with her.
Like every one else, .Mrs. Helden bac
her guide, who never gave her credit
before her face for any great skill, bill
told the other members of the part}
secretly that she was a wonder. The}
had early breakfast, and were tisuall)
H oh their way by 7 o'clock in the morn
lag. Their tramps averaged about
seven miles a day, but wore often muct
longer. The weather during most ol
the time that M
was gloriously fine
she was even ha
could get about v.
noise. The lea v.
while that exposed
it gave them Hie
able to see furthi i
The first year t
in the woods, she
and watted for th
the game, but th
<: changed this some
od for the fasti n
tt tiresome meth
?hi of the stil
The cc
a favorit
front, I:
An English scientist
' bell, has wiitiui an ess,
the physiol'vh ai efiei
"When we la ugh." In?
crease the- play of th'
lungs, and one result (
tension is to arrest ti
the lungs, and thus icdui
of deep respirations:. 'Die
healthful processes, for many parts of
the hmgs are not called into play in
ordinary breathing. Hence laughter is
an exercise, and a good one."
About one-seventh of the total area
at Ireland is bogland. The Bog of
Allen alone covers nearly 250,000
. - - : - J
"we in
0n of the
id-How in
he- taking
latter are
Your Last Chance at Our
As this is our last week in this store we will spare no goods, no matter the cost, as we intend to open with a
New stock in all of the departments, in our new place of business, 2G10 Washington Avenue.
A Plain White Mi
broad hem and iuoks
,1. ,.r best Lons
v trimmed, u
? i his n .? k $1.4S
Ladies' Chemise, trimm. J with lace,
ere 25c, for this week, 17e.
Ladles' Phcmis', tucked ond trimmt u
?i;h embroidery, were 39c, for this week,
feil I sizv Drawers, wish oi.n
t, w re 35c, for this wtek, 23o.
Drawers, trimmed with 3 ir.,h
?y and inserting, were 50c, for
Plain C
?t C iv. rs
, wenr 15c, for this
Vers, were 25c, f r
week, 9c.
Trimm, d Cor
this week. 19c.
Flannelette Waists that were 50c. and
75c, closing price 39c.
All of the $1.4S, $1.98 and $2.4S Waists,
closing price 9Sc.
Plain Silk Waists that sold for $4.9S,
A m
l-2c. a
? $2.98.
best indigo print.
Lancaster Apron Gingham, closing
rl< e 4 l-2c. a yard.
Merrlmaek Prints, in light colors
losing price 4 3-4c. a yard.
iForest Mills cotton, cl sing price 5 1-2,
losing pric
.c-h custom,'!
?otton. yar
?c. a yard,
flannel, closin
Better grades canton flannel, closing
I rice 5 3-4c. and t! 3-4c. a yard.
Unlbleached Sheeting, 10-4, closing
Bleached SW ci ting 10-4. cosing price
13 l-2c.
Red Table Da'mask. regular price 25c,
closing pric 1<;,'. a yard.
Beitergrades red Damask, closing
price 25c. an : r>7 l-2c.
Full bleached Table Linen that us?
ually soils for t!7 l-2c, closing pric- 25c
Red Bordered Table Linen that usu?
ally s i'ls for 25c; closing price 19c.
Few pair Blank ts left; cl' sing price
49c. Otic. S9c and $1.98.
H'.ed Comfortahles at 59c 69c and $1.48.
Plain White Flannelette; closing price
, Wool Flannel that usual!
closing pric i2V.c.
?r grttd' at ISc, 25c and :>0e.
A few pieces Dress Goods leT; at 11%C.
All-Wool Dress Goods-that sold for
35c a yard, in thir-ee different patterns:
cosing pric 19c.
N'nv ityi 'Dress Goods in Gray and
White and Tan that sold for 25c; clos?
ing price 15c
All-Wool Check and Boucle Dress
Goods that sold for COe; dosing price
Block Hennetta that sold for 45c a
yard; closing price 29c yard.
There ?.re a f. w Untrimmed Hats to
toi had at 9e.
Trimmed Hats that sold for $3.00. $4.00
and $5.00, closing price $1.48, $1.98 and
A few Felt F.d.?as and Sailors left
that sold for 50c. ,5c ana $1.00, closing
Children's Tamoshanta Caps; closing
price 19c.
TVrmi ishantas in 50c. 75c andi $1.00
grades, closing prici 3:v.
About one gross quills in all colors,
closing price lc.
Violets, closing pric 2c a bunch.
All of our Birds, Wings, Augiettes,
Flumes, Tips to Close one ha t tegular
selling price.
Kid Gloves that wi sold feu- $1.00 and
$1.25. guaranteed goods, but none guar?
anteed or tried on during this sale, clos?
ing price 70c
? Ribbon in Pia in Taffeta M ire or
Fancies of all kinds that sold for 30c
35c and 40c. ciosing pric 19c.
Child: en's Hos?-, all sizes, guarantee!
fast black. <?!? sing price Sc.
Ladies' Hose in fancy colors or fast
Ladies' Handkerchiefs' that sold for
Gents' Hemstitched Handkl rehiefsi
that sold for 10c dosing price 5c
Gerwts' Fast Black Seamless IHos. 10c.
Gents' All-Wool Hose, 25.) quality,
Kaek or White II oks and Eyes lc a
Black Velveteen Skirt Bin.ling 5c.
I -j-3 %' k '.! \. s .? 'I s '?
Hoys' Satteen Windsor Ties 3c.
Bridal Rosi.. Soap 3c a cake; 1 box to
each customer.
Indies' Ribbed V' sts, were- 19c, for
this week. 9c.
Ladies' Ribbed Vests, satin in neck
and l>earl buttons, weit 25c now 21c
Ladies' Merino Vests, wi re 45c, fur
this week, 33c.
Indies' Merino Vests, were 50c, f r
this week, 37MsC.
Ladies' All-Wool Ribbed V sts in
Gray or White, Were $1.00. for this week,
Lautes' Ail-Wool Red
were $1.00. for this wt'.k. 75,-.
Chil-'.iren's Vests, size 16, at 5c, each
additional size us- 2V. cents on a size.
Children's All-Wool .RilVbed Vests, r g
ular .price 37*c, sizes i, 2 and 3, Cor this
week, 25c.
All-Wool Gray or Red Shirts and
Drawers that usually sells at $1.00 and
$1.25. closing price 69c
Tan, White or Gray Wool and M> rino
Shirts and Drawers that usually s1 11 i'or
ti. tits' Gray or White Merino Shirts,
selling price 35c, closing price
Canton Drawers, regular prici 35c,
Canton Drawers, regular price 50c,
losing price 37c
Ali of our 50c Laundered and Un?
hindered X- gligee Shirts to close at S9o
i'nlatin iered Whip- Shirts, regular
Cnlaun'tlieied White Shirts, regular
?rice $1.00: these shirts are splendid
-alues. to closi at 09c.
Laundered White Shirts, regular 50c
iosing price 39c
Laundered While Shirts, regular $1.00
G.eatest bargains in Capes and Coals.
P.u.-h Cap s, closing price $2.25.
Cloth (*a|i -s. closing price 69c, $1.48.
$2.4.S and $5.9S.
Cloth Coats, closing price $1.9S to $5.9S.
i: -l
e have i
st? d Sk
Skirts ;
kirts. re
.r blue check novelt
? lot of figun .1 .Ml
Jt of
d Sk
. re
brllliantine Skirts, regu
?e S2.9S. closing price $1.9S.
d- d siik Skirts, r, gu'.ar
50, closing price S.ti.'.iS.
? led satin Skirts, regular
ing p
it- s-.-ll
. WrarpeTS, in 1
ik and white.
All ? f our
SOc. Wrappi
black and
pers. in flann
2600 Washington Avenue
plant or a jardiniere, a substantial
bench is shown In the Illustration.
Ii is nut a dilllcult matter to con?
struct n bench of this sen. and must
any smart person cat) make it from a
few pieces of board, ami with the aid
.01" a compass, saw, a plane, a hit and 1
brace, and some nails and screws. It j
should be 12 inches square, and
the top should measure L4 inches !
From 20 to 21 inches will be about ;
the right height, ami if it is construct?
ed of boards seven-eights of an inch in
thickness it will result in a strong af
Three-quarter-inch hoards can he
employed, or even lighter ones, but
should the bench he used as a scat, the ;
weight of a person .-.itting on it might
rack or break it_
If it is to he painted it can be of pim
or white-wood, but if natural wood iii
preferred, the bench can ho made of.
oak, cherry, ash, sycamore, or mahog?
any, and lightly stained, after which
It may he treated to several coats ol
Stains and varnish can be pur
L-haiicd at most any paint or hardware
store, so that with a little time and
money some useful benches can be had
:bat will be attractive resting pedestals
'or pots and jardinieres.
Several benches of this style are al?
ways useful about the house, either for
Plauts or for seats, and for the piazza
they are quite as attractive painted
some pleasing color as if finished in
natural wood.
A Cfilibnire Centerpiece.
A novel and inexpensive decoration
for the dinner table was evolved by an
ingenious woman seeking to combine
the maximum of effect with the mini- I
mum of expense. The result was so
charming that she resolved to make the
idea public for the benefit of other
housekeepers similarly situated. Here
it is:
Take a head of cabbage, one that has
been picked too late is best, for the
leaves open better then, and arc apt to
be slightly curled. Lay the cabbage
on a Hat plate or salver and press the
leaves down and open with your hand,
firmly hut gently, so as not to break
them off. When they all lie out flat,
stab the firm, yeliow heart through
several times with a sharp knife, until
its outlines are lost anil then place
flowers at random all over the cabbage.
Roses are prettiest, but any flower
which has a firm, stiff stem, callable of
holding the blossom upright will do.
Press the stems down through the
leaves anil put in sufficient green to
vary prettily. The outer loaves of the
cabbage, the only ones to bo seen when
the flowers arc in, form a charming
background, far prettier than any bas?
The New IMwcuNhlon.
The now pincushion measures from
eighteen to twenty-four inches In
length, about five inches in diameter,
covered with white or black guipure
lace, or pretty drawn work, over a gay
ly tinted satin and frilled all down its
long sides and very narrow ends. Such
odd and pretty cushions that have ab?
solutely run the fat, round and square
ones out of fashion, can be made at
homo out of odtls and ends, or brought
in simple or exquisitely expensive ma?
terials ready made at the shops.
The I.uw tin Pillow*.
Perhaps yon didn't know that fash?
ion dictated as arbitrarily about rush
ions as about costumes. Just now sh
says that no frilled pillows shall bi
used on divans. They are reserved
for arm chairs and settees. Not lest.
than nine cushions are considered cor?
rect for a couch. They must be twenty
or thirty inches square, and the cor?
ners must be tucked in.
Try Holding Your Breath.
The modern, quick-moving elevator,
when it sinks suddenly, gives many
persons an unpleasant, qualmish feel?
ing. Into a well-filled elevator in a big
shopping store in New York the other
day .stepped from one of the floors two
"Ho you know," said one of thorn to
the other, "that if you hold your breath
ttoing down in an elevator you don't
have that unpleasant feeling, you don't
feel it at all."
Of course nobody in the elevator lis?
tened intentionally, but nobody could
help hearing what she said. Conversa?
tion instantly ceased and everybody
drew a long breath. The elevator shot
Jownward in silence.
"Ground floor!" said the elevator
man, as he threw back the door, and
the women streamed out from the car
upon the floor, talking now gayly; and
there was one, at least, who said that
the plan was effective.
Ho Watches Over His People as Early
Rulers Dlil?Virtually the Ijist of Ills
Line?Other Progeny of the House Degen?
erate*?Troubles of His Empire.
"The Empire will be buried with the
old Emperor. God keep him!"
Recent events in the Austrian Reich?
srath have given a stronger tone of au?
thority to this saying of the Viennese.
Immovable, Franz Josef watches the
glory of his imperial family fade with
the sun of his years, which are fast set?
ting on his gray head.
It was said that the Crown Prince
committed suicide, but Franz Josef
knows the lie as well as the world. The
Crown Prince was killed in a drunken
brawl. The Empress suffers from a
form of melancholia, and has eccentric?
ities which would likely put a woman
of less importance into a madhouse.
She is always veiled when she appears
ou the streets, and takes part in nc
ceremonies or functions. Archduke
Ferdinand, who is expected to succeed
to the throne, racks all of the qualities
that a king needs.
Themselves become weak-minded,
thin-blooded, degenerate, the Haps
burgs, whose head was Emperor of the
Roman Empire and Emperor of the
German Empire and mighty in Europe
for seven centuries, must support the
humiliation of seeing the great houses
of their rivals more valiant than ever
in the propagation of healthy chil?
All the strength left in the Hapsburg
blood seems to belong to this one old
man. Hut when he rides in the Ring
strasse and factionists forget their
hatred of one another long enough tc
cheer him frantically, you look in vain
for some sign of the misery which must
be in his heart. You see an erect old
soldier, with brletling side whiskers,
bushy eyebrows, <fccp;set_eyes, a Uu
nose, ana tne great protruding undei
lip of the ancestor which has clung..*:
all Hapsburgs like some fatal birth?
mark. He was only 18 years old when
he came to the throne. He is now 67.
and this year lie will celebrate his dia?
mond jubilee. His reign has witness?
ed the granting of constitutional re?
forms which did not long palliate the
internal dissensions which commanded
them. He has become familiar with
rebellions in arms as well as in legisla?
tive halls. The victories of the Prus?
sians in '6(1 made the King of Prussia
the actual Emperor of Germany, while
lie himself ceased to be its nominal
So Franz Josef's has not been a glor?
ious reign. Old William of Germany,
once said that, under the circumstan?
ces, he wondered that it was as good as
it was: and thereby he suggested Fran2
Josef's great virtue. Franz Josef has
kept the parts of his empire intact and
has given to Austria the influence that
she has among the Powers of Europe.
The brusque, gruff old soldier would
like to see his army, which lias such a
long list of defeats since Napoleon I.
first put it to flight, equal man for man
to the German army.
The people of the four other European
Powers are to a large extent homoge?
neous. In Austria, the Magyars, the
Slavs and the Germans each make the
imperial interests second to their own.
Each race is not only opposed to the
others, but hates them and would rath?
er enjoy carrying their enmity to the
sword's point.
Roughly speaking, the population of
Austria consists of 9,000.000 Germans,
17,000,000 Slavs, G.000,000 Magyars,
3.0U0.000 Wallachlans, 1,000,000 Jews,
and 500,000 Italians. The Slavs are di?
vided into as many factions as there
are races.
To harmonize all the varied interests
of subjects who are headstrong and
hot-blooded is the business of the Em?
peror. For such work Franz Josef is
peculiarly suited as a man.
He is the final arbiter, and if lie be
so clever an emperor as Franz Josef he
can give his decision in such a manner
that even those who get the worst of
the compromise can accept it with good
grace; whereas they would accept it
with no grace at all if it came from a
Judge chosen from among the enemy.
So Franz Josef is, outside of the Czar,
the most useful king in Europe. The
throne in Austria is not an anomaly
at the close of the nineteenth century,
hut a necessity.
Airoinnt the Cold Shower.
"No healthy person, much less a
sickly one, should ever dash cold wa
i tor ujion his body." This is what an
English writer, devoted to the study of
personal as distinct from public hygi?
ene, tells riders of the wheel who have
labored under the impression that the
cold shower bath was the proper thing
following a ride.
According to this man of science, the
whole effect of the shock is positive in?
jury. "The people whose systems are
strong enough to react from the
shock may think they are benefitted,"
he says, "but they have simply been
strong enough to recover."
Many people have testified to the
health-giving properties of a cold
shower, but this man rejects it all, de?
claring that the cold water attacks the
vitality of the body at the outset, driv?
ing the blood from the surface and con?
centrating it unnaturally on the interi?
or. This, for the time being, produces
a tremendous pressure and subjects one
to serious diseases.
lie Met IIU Waterloo at the Hands of the
Britta? an.! Languishes an Kxile at St.
Helena? Keeps an Imposing Ketinne
Willie in Banishment.
The Island of St. Helena, where
the white Napoleon ended his days a
prisoner to the English, a black Napo?
leon is now also a prisoner. It is a
singular chapter of coincidences which
seem to unite the fortunes of the house
of Bonaparte and the house of Chaka.
Early in the century, when Napoleon
was overrunning Europe with his ar?
mies and dazzling the minds of men
with his genius, an English sailor was
wrecked off the African coast and wan?
dered into Zululand.
He was taken before the young chief,
Chaka, and to him he told of the won?
derful outside world, of which the
chief had heard rumors, and as all the
world was then filled with the name of
Napoleon, he tok! of the rise of
the Corsican and how he had
conquered nation:; and built up
for himself a great empire.
The story of Napoleon captured the
fancy of Chaka, and he resolved to
be an African Napoleon.
Then began the rise of the great
Zulu power in South Africa, and Cha?
ka spread his conquests over great
territories and subjugated neighboring
tribes and buiit for himself an empire.
It flourished until it broke itself to
pieces against the English, just as the
empire of the man whose name had
inspired its building did before it. The
empire established by Chaka stretched
along the whole southeast seaboard of
Africa, from Limpopo to Cape Colony,
and extended far inland.
When the English landed In Natal in
1821 the empire of the Amazulu was
the. most powerful in Africa. _ Cbaka
I made a treaty wan cue cjiigiisn, anow
I ing them to live in Natal, and for this
I he was killed by his brother, Dingaan,
I in IsiiS. Then begun the struggle be?
tween the white man and the black
man which was to end in the. destruc?
tion of the empire founded by Chaka.
Peace and war alternated, and all the
time the Zulus lost ground.
Finally, in 1NS:;-S1. the British felt
bound to lilat out the Zitlu power. Then
it was that Cetewayo, the heir of Cha?
ka, summoned forth Iiis whole force
j and burled Iiis "in pis" or regiments
I on the British. At Isandulu the Zulus
broke the British squares and routed
the redcoats, but the end was the cap?
ture of the chief and the breaking of
the Zulu power.
In this way the house of Bonaparte
again became mixed up with the for?
tunes of the house of Chaka. The
Prince Imperial, grand nephew of the
man whose example had inspired tiie
building of the empire of the Amazu
lu, went out to right in the ranks of
the English and was killed by a Zulu
spear. In 1S84 Cetewayo died and the
quarrel was continued by his son, Dln
izulu. Dinizulu was conquered, and
now lie has been sent to St. Helena to
end his days on the spot where the
man whose example caused the build
it. ir up of the black king's empire died.
As. becomes the head of a great and
warlike line. Dinizulu is accompanied
in his exile by a numerous retinue.
His two uncles, several chiefs, a phy
sii inn and a clergyman, with their
wive; and children, make up a house?
hold as numerous as was that of the
great Napoleon when at St. Helena.
Dinizulu speaks and writes English
fluently, and is a man of more than or?
dinary intelligence. An effort is now
being made to procure the release of
Dinizulu. It is argued that his return
to his own people would convince them
that the English intend to deal fairly
with them. But the British govern?
ment would hardly dare to place again
in the heart of the valiant nation of
the Aniaztiltt a man of the ability and
the bravery of Dinizulu.
Firemen's Helmets.
In Oermany, Austria, Holland and
Italy the firemen wear "smoke" hel?
mets which enable them to breathe
and see at their case in a smoke-laden
atmosphere. In some instances the
tpparatus includes a means of tele
honic communication with the street
Simon's Jall-Itlnde finltnr.
"That necessity is the mother of
Invention was never more clearly
shown than in Russelville, Ky., the
other day," said a gentleman from Lo?
gan county.
"Simon Cannon, a negro, in jail at
Russelville, has always been of a mu?
sical turn of mind, but when he was
cast in the county bastile he found
himself without Iiis favorite guitar or
any money to buy an instrument with.
No!hing daunted, the ingenious dar?
key determined to try his hand at
'making something to play on,' as he
expressed it. He took the tin pan In
which his daily meal was brought and
made the head of the banjo. A rough
piece of poplar, smoothed with an old
brcken-bladed Barlow knife, was made
into the neck and screws. He took
12 cents he had and bought five
strings, and the odd-looking banjo was -
ready for the music-loving Simon.
Jailer Morris says the jail bird can
make the sweetest of music on his
home-made 'gitarr,' aa Simon calls It."

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