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The population of Ireland, which
fifty years ago was over 8,000,000, is
aow less than 4,500,000.
Only 000 people in 2,000,000 die of
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Don't think because a man is an expert
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the fair sex.
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teething, soften th? gums, r%dnces inflammatioS.allays
pain.cures wind colic. 25c. a bottle
It isn't an easy matter to see happiness
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When ignorance is bliss it is foliy to discover
that you are a fool.
Piso's Cure cannot be too highly spoken of
as a cough cure.?J. W. O'Brien. 322 Third
Avenue, N., Minneapolis, Minn., Jan. 6,1900.
It is impossible for a woman to preserve
ft sccret so it will keep.
The Improved Diary.
"This," explained the bookseller, "is J
Qjur latest patent diary. We think it I
is the cleverest thing in that line ever !
The shopper turns toe jeaves iuij-. |
"But I cant ace wbere it is different
from my other," she observes.
"Xo? Well, if you will look at all the
dates after January 23, you will see
that in each space has been printed:
'Got up, at breakfast, lunch and dinner.
and went to bed.' That insures
a complete diary for the year."?Judge.
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Miss Rose Henn<
a poetess and elocut
Ky., tells how she
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! The Income tax statistics for 1903
show that the highest Berlin income
returned by a single individual amounted
to over $740,000. The next highest
was over $053,750. The taxes paid on
these amounted, respectively, to $29,100
and $2G,150. In Berlin the municipal
taxes, which throughout Prussia
are assessed in accordance with
local necessities on income, amounted
to exactly 100 pet* cent, of the income
tax. The two incomes mentioned
are the only ones quoted at over $500,000
a year, but there are thirteen who
pay taxes on incomes between $250,000
and $500,000. There were thirtythree
incomes of between $125,000 and
$250,000, and 621 between $25,000 and
$125,000. The number of those taxed
on incomes of above $750 was 53,899,
while there were 378,484 who paid
taxes on incomes below $750.
Humor In Boston Charity,
The editorial management of Charities
has succeeded in infusing an element
of humor into the publication,
which will certainly help to attract
lay readers to the journal. The last
issue contains a pot pourri of excellent
jests, the best of which is the following,
credited to Life:
' Papa, what is charity?"
"Charity, my son, is giving away
what you don't want."
"What is scientific charity?"
"Scientific charity is giving away
what you don't want to someone else
who does not waut it."
"What is organized charity?"
"Organized charity, my son. is giving
away something tbat you don't
waut to some society whicb will give
it away to someone who does not want
Keachlnc the Houie.
There is not a single advantage
which any method of publicity can
boast over the newspaper. The magazines
make the point that they go into
the home; but the reputable and enterprising
newspaper is not only regularly
welcomed and read in the home (women
being the most devoted of newspaper
readers)?it is read on the street
cars, in the office, store, counting
room and wherever men can snatch a
moment for reading. For every woman
who reads a magazine there are hundreds
who read the newspaper.?Philadelphia
Caution and Counsel.
Boastfulness or flippancy is not successful
advertising for a printer. Claiming
everything is not convincing and
excessive volubility fatigues. Get a
j good point and talk to it with modest
confidence and the logic of common
| sense. And don't forget the period in
punctuation, knowing when you have
reached it and stop there. This will
carry your reader with you over a
short journey and he will part company
? -? ? .Alunfnnflrr on/1 ha (rlnrl
Willi JU U iciULcauiy uuu uu e.u.^ -v.
meet you again.?Progressive Printer.
sssy, well known as^
ionist, of Lexington,
was cured of uterine
raritis by the use of
een so blessedly helped through the us?
! Compound that I feel it but just to
p some other woman suffering as I did.
iealth and thought that I would always
ms thinly clad, and would be suddenly
esults. I caught a bad cold eighteen
this caused inflammation of the womb
uciating pains and kept getting worse,
stable Compound and the wonderful
) my mind to try it for two months and
n one month I felt much better, and
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>ny of some of the most noted
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it two years ago I consulted a phybecome
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iry nervous and irritable, and this
lie physician prescribed for me, but
)le to help me, and I then decided to
ile Compound, and soon found that
s was returning, the pains disappearvell
id I was, and after taking the medi[
that I was completely cured of my
irty ever since, and no more fear the .
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aimer St., Nashville, Tenn."
successful In restoring to health
cannot well say without trying it
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A BALLAD OF CHANCFMy
first were innocent and sweet;
Their charms in mawkish verse I sung;
I loved the ground beneath their feet?
That is the way when one i3 young.
A something seemed to tie my tongue
And so my love I never told;
What chances then away I flung!
'Tia different when one is old,
And next, in manhood's noonday heat:,
From fair to fair I lightly swung:
Half-way they would my wooing meet?
This is the way when men are young.
About their petticoats I hung?
I trow they never found me cold; '
Love's changes then I gayly rung;
'Tis different when one is old
To sit upon the anxious seat.
The all-too-willing maids among.
With foolish dreams one's self to cheatThat
is the way when men are young
With sweetest poison to be stung.
To be too shy or overbold,
To waste at spigot and at bung!
'Tis different when one is old.
To chant love's lay with lu3'tT lung,
That is the way when one is young.
To lightly win and loosely hold;
'Tis different when one is old.
By Karl Edwin Harriman |
AOK HE keeper of the Hods of
I ^ T An/?An j,7aa " Tlf orHn
s iUU JJV/UUVU tlVfV, VAUfc W"
O ^ O Riley, began learning his
& A K trade young, for his fath^ QMr
was lion keeper in a
traveling menagerie, and Martin's first
plaything was a lion cub. When the
boy was twenty-one years old his father
left the menagerie, and Martin
stepped into his place.
To Martin as boy and man lions were
as familiar as brothers and sisters are
to most of us, and he liked the menagerie
well; but the constant traveling
began to wear upon him, and long before
he was gray he sought and secured
employment from the Royal Zoological
Society, of London.
"He's the best lion man in England,"
the superintendent of the gardens
For fifteen years Riley kept his place
and remained whole, although he had
often been attacked in the cages, and
once he thought the end had surely
come when a ferocious lioness, lately
deprived of her babies, struck him
over tne ear wun ner open paw.
The blow bared a portion of his skull
which is now covered with a hairless
patch of scalp.
It was in June, two years ago, that
Riley had his most dangerous and curious
adventure. One afternoon, after
carry/ug great pails of water up to
the lion house to bathe some of the
beasts, he set the two pails down at
the door of the long, low building and
entered, to be greeted by roars from a
few of the ten cages ranged along the
wall upon the right. The cages were
exactly similar, and at the back of each
was a sliding door leading to an enclosure,
where Riley usually turned
loose any animal that he wished to
He crept along the iron raiting which
i Is in front of the cages and walked
the length of the building close to the
bars, scrutinizing the beasts behind,
and now and again stopping for a word
With one or another.
T'hiiH ho tvonf nn +n tha lnsf
behind the bars of which stalked back
and forth two immense male lions. As
the voice of the man outside fell upou
their ears they stopped in their promenade,
and shaking their manes,
roared. Then Jupiter, one of the
beasts, advanced to the front of the
cage, and raising a forepaw lightly
from the floor, thrust it out between
the bars. Riley seized that paw in
both hands and shook it violently. The
other lion glared upon this display of
friendship from a dark corner at the
back. His eyes glowed in the half
light like two coals.
"And how are you, Jupiter, old boy?"
asked Riley. The answer was a roar
that might be termed mild, for to Riley's
experienced ear it bore no note of
anger. In fact, Jupiter, ever since his
cub days, had always shown remarkable
fondness for the keeper.
"I'm thinkin' ye need a bath, Jupiter,"
Another roar was the answer.
"Well, tben, you shall have it. And
there's Jim glowering with jealousy
at us. He shall have a bath, too. Ye
shall both get it in about two minutes."
The keeper went back to the door of
the building, where he had left his
pails; picking them up, he shambled
along the path at the rear of the lion
house until he reached the iron enclcs*
ure, which was just behind the cage
occupied by Jupiter and his companion.
There he stopped. Drawing a
bunch of keys from his coat pocket, ho
selected one, and fitted it to the padlock
on the door. Throwing back the
heavy screen upon its creaking hinges,
he lifted both pails inside the inclosure,
and then clambered up on the cement
floor himself, shutting the gate
after him. and slipping an iron bar
through the heavy cleats to hold it
Merrily whistling "Mary of Athlone,"
Riley shuffled over to a corner of the
enclosure, and put down the pails. A
roar came from the inner cage.
"Now don't you get excited," sard the
keeper, as he crossed over to the door
connecting the cage with the enclosure.
"I'll be there in a minute."
As he spoke he released the sliding
nanp! bv rmnovimr a Dez: it vrent Ul>
automatically, being raised by tiie
weights attached to chains running
over blocks at the top. '.'"here was now
nothing but air between Riley and the
"I guess I'll take you first. Jim,'' ho
said, but both animals attempted to
pass through the narrow opening at the
"Get back there, .Tnpiter!'' he cried,
and cut the* lion over the muzzle with
his short slim riding whip.
Jupiter crouchcd back in the cage,
nnd Jim stalked past the keeper, out
| into the enclosure. Once in the open
air the big beast stretched, open wide
his immetlae paws, yawned, and then
"And now. Jim, my boy," said Riley,
as he approached, "ye'Il J.ave youf
lovely collar put round your lovely
neck, and be chained nice and tight to
the dure, while your old frind soaks
you with a big sponge."
Jim stood very still while the heavy
collar was being buckled round his
neck. Riley always managed this with
one hand, hi3 other being occupied in
dangling the whip before the lion's
"Come on, now," he said, when he
had finished, and he half dragged the
big beast over to the pails.
There was a ring fastened to the flaor
with a chain attached to it, the end
of which was fastened into a clasp.
The lion stood between the two pails.
Facing him, the keeper threw aside
the whip and stooped to pick up the
chain. As he rose slightly to snap the
catch upon the collar, a loud roar broke
from Jim. He had become suddenly
Infuriated. Before Riley knew what
had happened an open paw had struck
him, and the claws tore open his right
cheek. He staggered back into the corned
and half crouched there, dazed.
The keeper did not scream. He
hardly breathed. The breeze, brushing
his raw, lacerated cheek, stung him; he
felt the blood running down his neck,
hio linkup nil hist plnthca.
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but his trained will kept him quiet and
The lion was lying now almost flat,
gazing at the man. It would all be
over in a moment, Riley thought, for
he saw that the beast was about to
With a great bound it jumped
through the air. Then the enormous
bulk of the animal fell on him, bearing
him to the floor beneath its weight.
With one sweep cf a mighty paw
Riley was torn from his chin to his
hip, and his clothing ripped i^to shreds,
as if it were so much cambric. Yet he
kept his senses and lay still.
The pain was distributed; it seemed
to be everywhere, even in his feet. He
wondered if his feet had beeu gnawed
He could not have moved had he desired
to do so, and he knew that the
slightest motion would mean a fresh
attack from the animal, sta- ling there
in the middle of the enclosure, shaking
its head, and watching him with
yellow, burning eyes.
Riley wondered if he was dead. He
could think still, and to satisfy himself
that his end had not come, he ran over
in his mind all his experiences with
lions in the past.
It had been carelessness to lay aside
the whip, even for a moment; for,
slight as it was, there was not a lion
in the Zoo that it did not cow. Then
he wondered if he could not reach it.
With a great effort he drew his knees
up slightly and pressed his heels hard
upon the floor, thinking thus to slid
his own body, little by little, to the
spot where lay the whip. Jim saw
the movement of the 'knees, and
TTo wnnltf KTU'in ?T Strain.
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Riley closed his eyes. He did not need
to open them to feel tile two rows of
sharp teeth meet in the muscle of his
arm at the shoulder, or to feel himself
dragged across the cement.
When he did open his eyes he looked
down the length of his own body toward
the opeoing of the inner cage.
There, in the doorway, stood Jupiter,
his head raised, his eyes angry. Rile**
remembered that he had struck Jupiter
unnecessarily but a few minutes
earlier. Was the lfon coming to share
in the killing?
Riley watched Jupiter, but Jim did
not see his cage mate, for his tail was
to the opening as he crouched for another
spring. But before he could leap
there came a roar that shook the palings.
And then Jupiter bounded to
the middle of the enclosure, lacing
The manes of the two lions bristled
upon their necks like ruffs. - Jupiter
plunged forward and instantly the-horrible
fight began, which is still spoken
of in tones of awe among the keepers
of the Zoo.
Riley, lying there, too weak to move
a finger, saw it all. The lions roared
and snarled, and tore at each other,
now rising above the prostrate man,
clawing, snapping, biting; now rolling
over and over upon the floor, all wet
with the blood of man and beast. Jim's
resistance was gallant, for he was the
inferior in both strength and weight.
Finally, with a sudden upward throw
of his head, Jupiter's teeth closed upon
the throat of his antagonist, and he
shook Jim as if he had been a rat, and
then beat the dangling head upon the
floor of the enclosure. At last Jupiter's
J jaws opened with a smack, and Jim's
dead head fell solidly upon me cemeui.
With his muzzle raised high. Jupiter
stood for an instant motionless, his
forefoot planted upon Jim's carcass.
Then opening wide his jaws, he gave
a mighty roar of triumph and revenge.
Then lie strode over to the prostrate
keeper and looked down into his face.
Only for an instant did the scrutiny
last. Then Jupiter turned and passed
through the doorway of the inner cage,
where he lay down in a corner to lick
his wounds in silence.
It was Morton, the snake man. who
at last found Riley lying motionless
on the floor of the lion yard. "Are you
dead, Riley?" he called thvough the
"Not yet," Riley answered, faintly.
"But I would be if it wasn't for Jupiter."?Youth's
The Swiss mountaineers have a custom
of calling through speaking trumpets
at dusk each evening: "Praise
the I.ord God!" This call may be
.started by one herdsman, and is answered
by others from neighboring
peaks, the sound bein.!? much pro.i<
-if rpvprhrmtos from one
Ibountaiu to another.
After a short interval, supposedly
devoted to prayer, a herdsman calls
in the same manner. "Good night!"'
this, too, being repented by his fellows.
Then they al! retire to their
A Pugilistic Kangaroo.
The National Society of Fine Arts in
Paris has just recovered from the proprietors
of a circus damages to the
amount of $G1X>0 for injury done its
premises by a kangaroo. The proprietors
had rented from the society u portion
of its premises in the Champ do
: Mars. One morning the kangaroo,
which is a trained boxer, saw its rp>
flection in a mirror. It immediately
i swatted tne stranger in tne gxass,
wbicli was quickly reduced to splin*
, tors. Hence the damages.
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TURKISH WOMEN CONTENT,
Tlieir Prevailing Passion U a Fondness
For Sweet* and Smoking.
( It is not an easy matter to form a
gust idea of the beauty of the Turkish
[Women, for beneath their coquettish
iveils and unenviable dresses, their
l-i 1 1?l.UAlf
^1UW1U^ LVUipiCAlUUO, lUiiUCXiOC uiaca
(eyes, well turned chins, perfect outline
(of face, their figures! may be anything
1 Paying calls and attending wedding
[festivals, promenading, driving, shopping
and seeking the bath are the chief
amusements of the odalisque. Before
the outings faces are blanched, then
touged. eyebrows and eyelashes touched
\jp, and numerous little coquetries reported
to, which, when toned down by
the transparent yashmak, are calculated
to provoke admiration in the
breast of a spectator.
Only a few of the rich garments of
the harem are worn ? they are too
heavy, and only intended for display.
A hnrpm is onmnosprl of various na
tionalities, and occasionally it is difficult
to enforce harmony. MaRy times
we have been amused by stage pictures
representing a seraglio "tempest in the
tea pot," fancying it an exaggeration,
but if we recollect the dust that flies
when two lady birds are disagreeing,
we may readily realize that fifty.- or
more damsels might cause, with but
little effort, cyclonic effects.
When the inmates of the harem, take
advantage of their outing to indulge in
a little harmless flirtation they have
the advantage of being able to avoid
the male relatives. It would be imI
nnssihlf* for a man to recoernize his wife
beneath such a costume, and whll^ the
husbands are devoutly smiting their
breasts in the mosques, the wives are
driving in their carriages, enveloped in
clonds of gauze and decked with jewelry.
What can prevent or eclipse the flashing
of the black, swimmiDg, languid
eye? A voluptuous form, delicately
small white hands, features not at all
coarse?all these are hidden. The eye
alone must bear all the odium , of, the
intriguante. The Turkish woman is
neither so bad nor-so good as she is
painted, her coquetry is not of the.perilous
kind, and she obeysrher lord apd
master passively.- Her prevailing passion
is fondness for sweets and smoking?nothing
can describe the amount
of confectionery and tobacco consumed
in a harem. ..
Treating Stubborn Halr>
Brushing, shampooing, etc., which
are such important elements in good
grooming, will improve even .seemingly
hopeless locks, while systematie training
will after a time make the most obstinjito
hnir lie in the desired direction.
Because the hair lias been somewhat
neglected in this respect in the past, do
not work on the principle that if a certain
amount of care is beneficial a good
deal will do wonders; heroic measures
almost always prove disastrous. Coax
but do not force matters, as too frequent
brushing and other manipulations
of the hair irritate the scalp and
cause the hair to fall out. Hair which
is scrupulously clean but very stubborn
In its habit of growth needs training
instead of shampooing, a common error
in this day of good grooming. Close
observation will soon, teach One the difference
between fluffy hair and that
ftvhicCi is extremely dry. Never under
jkny circumstances allow the hair to remain
at night in the coil or pleats worn
during the day. for injury is done the
scalp, and the hair soon assumes .'awkward
lines from the hours of pressure
In the wrong direction. Before retiring
brush the hair thoroughly and confine
' It in one or two very loose pleats. This
will insure a free circulation of air
through the hair and relax the delicate
muscles of the scalp which are more or
less irritated by the pressure of numerous
pins and the weight of the hair
ponfincd at oDe point. To assist in the
training moisten the hair with a little
I good tonic such as a preparation of
quinine and bay rum containing a
6mall per cent, of oil, and brush in the
desired direction each time the brushing
is done.?Marion Olcott Prentice,
In Mirror and Farmer.
Why Always Pretend?
What a good thing it would be If
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W0IH6I1 W0U1UL OcJ irue iu lutriuoci?to
and converse intelligently when in the
society of gentlemen. There is nothing
that honest men desire more than to
understand that mysterious race that
Is so like themselves, and yet so unlikfc,
who share their homes but not their
thoughts; who are so shrewd, so practical
and so irrational. The poor men
yearn to break down the invisible barriers
and see into the real life of those
they love so well. But the loved ones
smile and chatter and say pretty
things, -things they have borrowed
from men and improved in the borrowing,
but never a word of the really
true, and in many ins-tances vital
thoughts that are working in their busy
brains, says the Business Woman's
So the men flatter and lie because
they think wonion like it. and the wornen
accept it all beeause they think it is
man's nature, and the men think women
are dear empty-headed angels, and
I the women think men are fine intemI
gent brutes*, and the two classes go on
I loving and despising one another acI
cordingly. and al! for the want of a little
discernment and truthfulness in
Trouble* of the Wi<i?w5,
The widows of Kansas occasionally
have a heap of trouble with the pension
department at Washington. Mary Ann
Petty, widow of John Petty, of Neodefcha,
recently applied lor a pension. She
found that John had been possessed of
four wives before he married her. and
that the department wanted to know
what had become of them all before it
would grant the pension. After considerable
effort ehe was able to show
that three of them bad died, and that
one bad been divorced.
Another case was that of a Wichita
widow. Many years ago she was divorced
from her first husband. Recently
she applied for a pension on account
of a second busband who bad
died. The department discovered that
she bad been divorced from "Edward"
Jones instead of "Edmond" Jones, a
mistake having been made in the divorce
papers. Now she is compelled to
institute a suit for divorce against the
first husbaud in order to make the record
clear on the claim that she was the
legal wire or tne man on wnose account
she expects the pension.?Kansas City
"We married for love.': How really
few there are who can say this with
any degree of truth? There are so
many marriages of convenience nowadays,
so many ordinary unions, and, besides,
it is so sentimental to confess it
that oae seldom hears of a marriage
purely through love.
But these ideal marriages do exist,
nevertheless, and, despite poverty,
prove blessings from beginning to ending.
It is a pleasure to toil and scrape
and save for one another; It is a pleasure
to deny oneself for his or her dear
sake, and if good fortune falls their
way, it is all the more enjoyable because
of their devotion in trying periods.
Alas! so many have married for love
which has existed only for a year or
two. Commonplace life rubs the gilt
off the gingerbread, and love marriages
often develop into very ordinary
unions, indeed, where husband and
wife seldom mention anything of love,
preferring only an outer polish necessary
True love marriages grow stronger
as the years go by, and devotion lasts
until death severs.
Latnt Note In Embroidery.
The very latest note of embroidery
is found in the oblong figures which
remind one of framed pictures. A
small bouquet of flowers Is embroidered
in the* centre and an oblong
frame is worked around it. Again
there is a neat little application of
flowers, and, around it, is worked a
frame of silver with a few pearls inset.
The delicately embroidered head, in
iueuamuu ffiiapc, 10 a lcauwuc. vjl uiuu^
ah embroidery scheme, 'and these
heads are almost always surrounded
by little circles of gold thread. One
exquisite white waist was made of
white China silk. Along the yoke
there were small painted heads and
each head was set in a frame of gold.
A White Waist.
- A lovely white waist is made of,panne
crepe de chine, a new, very
soft fabric. It has a square yoke of
fagotted together bands of the material,
the points of the yolks extending
over the sleeves, giving a very
long^houldered effect. Below the yoke
the waist is simply gathered, and is
very likely bloused into a narrow belt.
The full bishop sleeves are gathered
into cuffs of the fagotted bands. Directly
in front, crossing the edge of
the yoke, is applied a large rose of
Venice lacf, the petal edges of
which are heavily raised with hand
embroidery. Similar lace applications
are seen on each shoulder.
A Prlncesse Gown.
A princesse gown of turquoise blue
chiffon had a high girdle and a hip
yoke of close shirring, from which the
accordiou - pleated skirt fell in long
lines crossed by several groups of
shirred tucks. The waist above the
shirred girdle was accordion-pleated
and had a close band of shirred tucks
around the upper part. Below this fell
two full ruffles of the chiffon, forming
a bertha. Many strings of pearls and
turquoise pendants were worn.
The Correct Thine.
Pleated skirts and Etons of all sorts
may be relied upon as correct with
Hops appear in millinery.
Small fruits flourish on the early
Little jackets of lace look well over (
the silk gown. I
' White coats this winter are dreams
of elegance and beauty.
Rows of fine machine stitching are
used on both cloth and velvet gowns.
_ White seal, which is jnst clipped
white rabbit, is used for little lacebordered
scarfs and other dressy accessories.
T~ TV*..:-, 4-1*ziAnronf holt" fa fi soff.
Ill ? cilia ma cviic.vb vw.v r
broad band of leather, drawu narrowly
into straps in front, where it buckles
Hat pins have become exquisite bits
of jeweled elaboration and add a distinctly
elegant touch to my lady's headwear.
Very .smart buttons can be made by
covering wooden molds with suede
leather of a color to harmonize with
Such lightness and softness in furs
and velvets is unprecedented. They
are as light as chiffon and as sofc as
A charming hat of pieated white
mou^seline has an upturned brim of
gray squirrel, with one white ostrich
tip on the front.
A umdi^i stock has two loug pieces
of wuito taneta veacmr.s 10 mv u*.-n.,
turning- back like a waistcoat and fastening
with p?arl buttons.
Brocaded basques over a skirt of
mousfleUnc, finished with Waek satin
beit Qud lace titTbu. is a costume typical
of ceri\--o<i eighteenth century styles.
WILD ANIMALS FAR-SIGHTtu.
Defect of Keur-Siffittednea> Appear* to B#
F roil act of Civilization.
"The effect of near-sightedness ap"'
pears to be altogether a product ofciT.
ilizatioD, of oar method of living," says
Dr. Grier. "The natural condition of*
the eyesight for all kinds of animals is ;
what is commonly termed far-sighted. N
Wild animals are invariably far-sighted,
and remain that way even after |
capture by man and confinement in
meoageries or zoological gardens. Animals,
even as young as four and five
months old, when captured continue
far-sighted in the zoos until their death.
but the animals born in captivity art
always (there may be some exceptions,
though I have never heard of any)
near-sighted. This is probably due to
the constricted range of their vision^,
for which nature endeavors to adap^ I
their eyesight to the best advantage. * V
"Among human being* it is very
nearly me same, a uourer, iruppvrur
sailor, a man who spends most of his
life in the open and has an unlimited
range for his vision, has the natural
eyesight, and can discern objects a
great' distance beyond that possible to
the eyes of the dwellers in cities. We
have little need to see far away in-a
city, and the telescopic power of our
eyes, therefore, diminishes perceptibly,
from generatioti to generation, until in
the coarse of time it is probable we."
may all be near-sighted, without the
power to see distinctly over 10fryards.(
"The many hours each day a child
spends in the schoolroom with its re*
strlcted area helps spread the nearsightedness
a great deal. The little}
one before it enters school can see^
much farther than it can a few years
after having begun its scholastic ca?^
reer. 'men zor a nan aozen oaun
daily it is called upon to look no great*
er distance than to the teacher's
desk, less than thirty feet away,
so its eyesight becomes adapted to seeing
clearly at thirty feet, but not so
well at 100 feet, a decided contrast to
the quality of the primitive eyesight.'*
?St Louis Globe-Democrat. -C'
An Uns?lTed My?t?ry. ,
It is a most unpleasant truth t&atH
during the last thirty years" the death H
rate from cancer has nearly doubled, H
and that as yet there has been 110 ef- H
fective treatment fonnd for It X fl
In England and Wales in the year
1876 out of every 1000 deaths twenty
three were from cancer, whilf in 1899 H
this had increased to forty-six per 1000, H
and the proportion is still Increasing^}
with greater'rabidity. The foregolngMj
considers the sexes togsther, but whenH
we separate the statistics we find thatH
women are much more subject tnann
men. In 1899 thirty-four desths out of Hg
every lOOOfor men, and fifty-six out of^R
every 1000. for women, was cancer'aH
record. Cancer is at'present perhapsH
the worst disease that attacks adutts ofH
mature year?, those under twenty-flve^B
years being practically free from
and as yet no cause can be definitelyBj
During a good many years the opinjH
ion has been stated by physicians thalHj
cancer can be caused by too much mea^H
eating, or by an overfed condition, acflj
companied by. indolenco, and statistia^B
seem to bear out this conclusion; " A
Kemcdy For tho Coniiumptlre.
The electrleal current offers a remedj^H
' * Jl J?
for the consumptive, accorouiK iw ui<h
I Lancet, London. Experiments
I been conducted to this end by Dr.
Cunningham Bowie with a high defl|
gree of success, the doctor seourin^B
the best results with an alternatin^H
current of high frequency and low po^H
tential. A special apparatus wa^H
made for the work, one permitting of
great range of adjustment In practic^Hj
the current density ranged from 300 tflB
800 milliamperes and from fifty to fiev^H
enty volts, and the application froJH
ten to twenty minutes. Almond o^lj
containing Iodine, thymol and Othe^H
antiseptics was used for intralaryngea^H
injections. The.arrest of the lestoHS|
was' brought about much more quichl^H
than by The' simple use of antisepti^H
oils alone, and the doctor says he
entirely satisfied that the use of-^h^M
alternating current promotes healing.
More Than One Home. *B|
Mr. Newrich, tbe contractor, havin^H
made a fortune?part of which he iia^H
invested in house property in the
of London?wished to rise into "smart^H
society.. He soon found an impeci^H
nious aristocrat who, says Tit Bits, w;^H|
willing- to show him the way for a co^HH
The new friend advised Mr. Xewrk^Gfl
that visiting cards were one of the n^^B
cessities. As a model to be used
preparing copy for the engraver, tl^^|
aristocrat offered one of bis own card^^J
which read: |BH
"Harold De Vere, ' fijfiK
"Iona House, Portsmouth Square,
Two days later, as Do Vere was
ting in bis dressing gown at breakfaflH
a servant brought in on a salver a' v^^H
'fine r\<ird bearinc the following: |0
"Epbraim Newrich, .
"I own twenty-three bouses, Londc^Hg
Other Strinxi to His Lyre. |3H
Joe Lincoln, the poet of Cape C<^|H
yiough lacking considerably of bei^EH
eligible to the Fat Man's Club, coi^KH
not, on the other hand, pass bimsBSB
I off as brother to the liring skeletfl^H
A lady who met him for the first ti^^H
the other day said: 8HS
"Mr. Lincoln, I have always greaSHj
I admired your poetry, but you are iH|
I confess, just my idea of a poet^^H
thought all poets ware thin and
their hair long." SfijM
I "Madam." returned Mr. Lincoln, i^B^E
burst of connaenee, "ii i uepem^^wg
wholly on poetry I should tit your id^HH
precisely. But I write a story odffl
sionally, and so manage to get euoi^Hnfl
to eat and to have ray hair cut wHM
it needs it."?Saturday evening Pos^HM
The Involution of the Folding Bed^^^wl
Mrs. Do Flat?"Have you anyth^HHB
in folding beds":" mEm
Dealer?"Only this, madam, and^^Hj
really is quite a success. On arisind^HH
the morning you touch a Spring, an<^BK9
turns into a washstand and batht^^^l
After your bath, you touch anotB^Q
spring, and it becomes a dressing cflH
with a French plate mirror. If
breakfast in your room, a slight pr^HB|
ure will transform it into an esten^^^B
table. After breakfast, you press
buttons at once, and you have an HSXj
right piano. That's afl it will do.HBB
cept that when you die, it nuHS
changed into a rosewood coffin,^hHN