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Missouri produces as much zinc as all the other states together. Upward of fifty miles of railway lines are laid in Krupp's factory. The use of petroleum for fuel for marine boilers is increasing in France. It is said that a new steel plant, cost ing $1,000,000, will be built at Buffalo. Father Dauforth, of Springfield, O., has two cows which he drives in har ness. Twelve vcteraus of tho ww of 1812 are yet living, with ages running L om ninety to one hundeed and four yeav<-. The highest pilot charges made any where in the world are levied at San Francisco, although the harbor and its approaches are ample and safe. Belio hunters have almost carried away the old house at Poland, O., the scene'of McKinley's boyhood. It,with the trees near by, has been practically picked to pieces. The subject of divorce begins to en gage the serious attention of philoso phers of France. In 1882 the per centage of divorcee was one in 1,000, while today it is twenty-five in 1,000. At Coggins' mill, near Sisson, Cal. the loggers cut a tree a short time ago which was just 40-t years old. It was eight feet in diameter and produced 15,000 feet of lumber. Boston has a society of direct de scendants of passengers on the mem orable trip of the Mayflower to Ply mouth. It has already 118 members and nearly 100 other persons have been authorized to file their proofs of eligi bility to membership. In the city of Durango, Mexico,is an iron mountain 640 feet high, and the iron is from 60 to 70 per cent pure, ?he metallic mass spreads in all di rections for a radius of three or four miles. The entire deposit is sufficient to supply all the iron required in the world for 1,000 years. Gypsum has been discovered in large quantities in Big Horn county, Wyoming, and is being used by the settlers for roofing their houses. Mix ed with a thin mortar and spread upon the roof it soon becomes as hard as adamant and makes a most excellent protection against the elements. Groan If You Must, But also appeal to a means of relief of tho tor ture-If physical-which produces the groan. Rheumatism ls a prolific soureo of agony In Its acute Inflammatory or chronic forms. But it may be annihilated at Its hirth with Ilostetter's Stomach Bitters, which, unlike the poison? in minute doses often prescribed for lt, ls perfectly safo. In inalnri.il. kidney, bilious, dyspeptic or nervous albnents tho Bltteis ls a certain source of reUef. _ The cartoon ls a tuno hated by the politician at which lt ls sung. No-To-Bnc for Fifty Cents. Over 400,000 cured. Why not let No-To-Bac regulate or remove your desire for tobacco? Saves money, makes health and manhood. Cure guaranteed. 50 cents and 81.00, at all druggists._ "Into each life some rain must fall," but some lives appear to get lt all. SlOO Reward. $100. Tho readors of this paper will bo pleased to learn that there is at least ono dreaded disease that science has been able to cure lu all Its Stages, and that is Catarrh. Hall's Catarrh Cure ls tho only poslUvo euro now known to the medical fraternity. Catarrh being a constltu Uonal disease, requires a constitutional treat ment. Hall's Catarrh Cure ls taken Internally, acting directly upon tho blood and mucous sur faces of tho system, thereby destroying t':e foundation of the disease, and giving the pa tient strength by building up the constitution and assisting nature In doing lu work. The T-oprietors havo so much faith in its curntivo powers that they offer One Hundred Dollars lor any case that lt falls to cure. Send for list of testimonials. Address F. J. CHENEY & Co., Toledo, 0 Sold by Druggists, 75c. Hall's Family Pills are Ute best. CASCAKXTS atlmnlat? liver, klUuoju and bowels. Never sicken, weaken or gripe; 10c. Merit Wins. Tho invention nf Alabastlne marked a new era tn wall coatings, and from the standpoint of the building owner was a most important discovery, lt has from a small be^inninir branched ont into every country of tho civi lized world. The name "kalsomine" has be come so offensive io property owners that manufaclurers of cheap kalsomine prepara tions are now callina them by some other name, and attempting to sell on the Alabas Une companys reputation. Through extensive advertising aaa personal use. the merit1? ot tho durable Alabastlne are LO thoroughly known that tho people insist on Kettln;: lhc<e goods and will take no chance of spoiling their walls /or a possible savins of at the moi-t but a few cents. Thus it is again demonstrated that merit wing, and that man ufacturers of llrst-::las3 articles will bo sup ported by tho people. RUNNING SORE On My Brother's Foot and White Swelling; on His Knee .Kept growing worse in spite of medical treat ment. I often heard of tures by Hood's Sar saparilla and persuaded my mother to give it to him. Soon he was able to walk about the room. Wc contluued giving him Hood's Sar saparilla and he is now cured." Miss MAHY . MASCARIE, Aurora, Indiana. Keinember Hood's Sarsaparilla s the best-the One True Blood Purifier. J). Dili* &ro the only pills to take ?lOOQ S riJaS with Hood's Sarsaparilla. MALSBY& COMPANY, 57 So. Forsyth St., Atlanta, Ga. General Agents for Erle City Iron Works Engines and Boilers Steam Water Heaters, Steam Pumps and Penberthy Injectors. Manufacturers and Dealers in 0^L"V*T MILLS, Corn MUIB, Feed Mills, Cotton Gin Machin ery and Grain Separators. SOLID and INSERTED Saws, Saw Teeth and Locks, Knight's Patent Dogs, Blrdsall Saw Mill and Engine Repairs,Governors, Grate Bars and a full Une of Mill SuppUes. Price and quality of goods guaranteed. Catalogue free by mentioning this paper. Potash is a necessary and important ingredient of complete fer tilizers. Crops of ail kinds require a properly balanced manure. The best Fertilizers contain a high percentage of Potash. Ail about Potash-the resnlti of its ase by actual ex periment on the best farms in the United Stat?*-is told in a little book which we publish and will gladly mail free to any firmer in America who will write for it. GERMAN KALI WORKS, 93 Nassau St., New York. ALABASTTNE PERMANENT WALL COATING. 41 rtba.s t ?nc does not require to be taken off to renew, does pot harbor germa, but destroy? thin. r>nd nm* ono can brush it on. Sold by ali paint ?ealers. Writ? for card with .Ampies. A?.3ASTMIE CO., Grand Ripids. Mich. < EVERV YEAR. The spring has let? or brightness, . Every year. And the snow a ghastlier whiteness, Every year, Nor do summer flowers quieken, Nor does autumn fruitage thicken, As they once did, for they sicken Every year. Life is a count of losses. Every year, For the weak arc heavier crosses; Every year, Lo3t springs with sobs replying, Unto weary autumn's sighing, "While those we love are dying, Every year. It Js growing durker, colder, Every year, As the heat and light grow older, Every year, 1 caro not now for dancing, Or for eyes with passion glancing, Love is less and less entrancing, Every year. For the days have less of gladness, Every year, The nights have more of sadness, Every year, Fair springs no longer charm us, The winds and weather harm us, The throats or death alarm us, Every year. There come new cores and sorrows, Every year, Dark days and darker morrows, Evory year, The ghosts of dead loves haunt us, The ghosts of changed friends taunt us, And disappointment? daunt us, Every year. Ol tne loves and sorrows blended, Every year. Of the charms of friendship ended, Every year, Of the -tics that still might bind me, Until time and death resigned me, 1i.y infirmities remind me, Every year. Our lifo Is less worth living, Every year, And briofer our thanksgiving, Every year, And love grown faint and irotful. With lips but half regretful, Avorts its eyes forgetful, Evory year. Ab, how sad to look before us, Every year, While the cloud grows darker o'er us, Every year, When we seo tho blossoms faded, That to bloom we might have aided And immortal garlands braided, Every year. To the past go moro dead faces, Every year, And the loved leave vacant plaoos, Every year, Everyw?ero the sad eyes meet us, In the evening's dusk they greet us, And to come to thom entreat us, Every year. "You aro growing old," they tell us, "Every year;" "You are moro alone," they tell us, "Every year:" "You can win no now affection, You have only recollection, Deepest sorrow and dejection," "Every year." Too true. Ltie's shores are shifting, Every year, And wo aro shoreward drifting, Every yoar, Old places, changing, fret us, The living more forget us, There are fewer to regret us, Every year. But the truer life draws nigher, Every year, And its morning star climbs higher, Every year, Earth's hold on us grows slighter, And the heavy burdens lighter, And the dawn immortal brighter, Every year. Thank God, no clouds are shifting, Every year, O'er the land to which we're drifting, Every year. No losses there will grieve us, Nor loving faces leave us, Nor death of friends bereave us, Every year. -Albert P kc. THE COUNTY LINEO ROAD. I BY GEORGS 8. CUTHBERTSON'. .^^^1^^ ;' portionof the fail ^^^^^p^^^^^^ tween two conn reason it is familiarly known to th( adjacent residents as the "County Line Road." In former days, before the keen bladed ax and sharp toothed baw of the sturdy settler liad accomplished such a wonderful transformation ia the appearance of ,tho lindeoape, both sides of the road w>re lined for a number of miles by a dense, heavy growth of forest and underbrush. In consequence of this fact and the scarcity of human habitations, the farinera who traveled over this routo to the city markets located at its ter mination, found an exceedingly lone pome, oheerless ride before them. But then, the highly remunerative prices paid for tho results of their toil, as was evidenced by their well filled purses on their rejurn, offered ade quate inducements to them to brave the dangers and discomforts of the solitary journey. Tho dangers to?which we refer were occasioned by a band of outlaws who had established their headquarters in this extensive belt of timber. Startling were the stories circulated concerning the bold t?eeds of this ruf fian gang ; many wereithe farmers that could testify from bitter experience to the veracity of these s:ories ; and numerous were the attempts made to apprehend and bring the criminals to justice. But all to no purpose. The "County Lino Road" continued to possess a reputation so unsavory that it struck ierror into the*hearts of those ?who were obliged to trowel its lonely winding's. Robert Emmet was only eighteen years of age when his father died and left him in charge of their newly Bot tled partially cleared farm with the responsibility resting on his inexperi enced young shoulders of caring and providing for his widowedanother and his two small brothers. Robert was-a healthy, activo youth, with a olear brain and strong, well-de veloped muscles. He fully realized the gravity of his position and cheer fully and bravely went to work. By dint of earnest, tireless efforts, fine crops of grain and vegetables were grown and harvested ; so that, when in the waning life of autumn there came whisperings of the arrival of blustering winter, the Emmet family found themselves plentifully provided with food and an ample surplus of farm produce which, when sold, would bring in sufficient revenue to meet all the expenses incurred in the manage ment of their farm and household. But in order that this happy result might be brought about, it was, of course, necessary ?iat Robert should convey to the city markets the prod ucts of his summer's labor over the ill-famed "County Line Road." lt was not a pleasant prospect that confronted him. Just the week pre vious his nearest neighbor went on a similar expedition and returned, tell ing a doleful story, having been re-t lieved of his watch and all his money. A couple of days following this af fair a well organized posse of men,, under leadership of the sheriff, started out, determined upon capturing the highwaymen. Seouring the wood for nearly a week, they wero on the point of giving np, when a rude log cabin, was discovered in a deep ravine. Hero they came upon three members; of the gang, who, being taken by sur prise, surrendered after a slight resis tance. These welcome tidings were joy?ully received by everybody, but no one felt more jubilant over them than did. the hero of this narrative, Robert Em-i met. Ho now believed he would be able, to carry his produce to market, and return therefrom in safety. Nor was he mistaken, for a month passed, rapidly by, during whioh time he made several successful trips ; and, as a natural result, the carefully hoarded earnings, tucked snugly away in the. old stocking in the tin box under the loose board in the corner of the kitchen floor, had beoome enlarged to such an extent as to burst from thet confinement of their wooly prison. 'f.uQ day arrived at last when Robert ' was to make his last visit to the city. Thankful, indeed, for his past good fortune and Lappy in the thought of the near-by termination of his labor, he bade the clear ones at home fare well, and gaily mounted to his place on the load. Justly proud was he of the team of beautiful prancing colts which, ht.'ovy as proved their burden, pulled so strongly on tue bridle reins in the en deavor to cover the ground at a faster gait, that it had made their youthful master's arms ache to hold them down to a steady pa oe. Robert was far on his way when day light's rosy hues began io tingo the eastern horizon. The weather was sharp and frosty, at the roads like pavement, so hard v? 1 they frozen, ullil thft nity u;aj eoio) -oaoliod onrlj in the afternoon. Before nightfall ho ! pucceeded : in disposing of tho mt portion of his load,and what reniai was parted with the following morai] Quito a handsome BU ia. > 'as gained from the sale. The coin he carried in a leathern pouch in his breeches ' pocket, while the billa were carefully ; rolled up in a bunch and stowed away ' in an inside pocket of his vest. , When his team had finished their , feed of grain he started out on the homeward journey. His heart was as light as the fleecy clouds that floated ' lazily about on the western margin of the sky, and he hummed a lively tune j as the wagon rattled along over the smooth road. It was still early in the day and few j conveyances were abroad and thoso j were headed toward the city. For the j first ten of tho thirty-four miles farm , bouses were numerous, but after that j the country grew gradually wilder, , with settlors' homes less in number ( and located farther apart. > Arriving within a milo of the forest, j Robert perceived a tall figure rise ? suddenly from the ditch at the road- ( side and walk ahead with slow, halting j mover ents. As he drew nearer he j could Bee a woman. She was attired j in a dress of coarse, dark material and | a thick woolen shawl hung in Icose , folds around her shoulders. Her head gear consisted ol! a small felt hat, over , which was drawn a close, brown veil , that completely concealed her fea- ( tures. Her hands were enveloped in | mittens and in one of them she carried , a little wioker basket, whose contends ( were hidden from view by a 6trip of , paper tucked about it. ( As Robert drove up the woman ( paused and turned around. She didn't , raise her veil when she spoke, and her \ voice was low and hoarse. j "Would you give an old woman a ( ride?" she asked, and then went off f into a paroxysm of coughing. i "Certainly, ma'am!" said Robert, \ cheerfully, at the same time bringing * his team to a stop. ? "What a terrible cold the poor < thing's got," was his mental comment, t as he looked down pityingly. When tho fit of coughing had subsided she clambered slowly into the wagon and took a place beside tho young teamster, who drew up the heavy robe and kindly assisted in ^ arranging and tucking it around his passenger. ( "Quite chilly," he remarked, bet- ' tiing himself again on his seat. Bat his companion made no reply,, ) and he concluded that she did not de- ' sire to enter into conversation. So , they drove along in a silence broken 1 only by tho noise of the vehicle and the olatter of the horses' hoofs on the ( frozen road-bed. Bat it Robert's tongue was silent, ( his thinking powers were by no means j dormant, and over him there crept a vague, uncertain feeling that every- ? thing was not just as it should be. ( Now and then he stole a glance at tho woman, who sat as motionless as a marble image. During one of these glances the . stiff breezo that was blowing caught a j corner of the veil and flung it back, , exposing for an instant a stubby j growth of bla3k chin whiskers! ( Immediately tho stranger pulled ( down the unruly covering and in- , dulged in another etry, racking cough. "A woman with a beard !" thought Rob art in dismay, and then in a flusb he realized that sea ted beside him was a man in disguise, a man belonging to 1 a gang of highwaymen. < It was a startling discovery, but 1 evidently his unweloome passenger < was totally unaware that he had j made it. What should he do? He must de cide quickly, for soon the forest would . be reached and in its gloomy mazes no doubt other highwaymen were Eta- ! tioued at the spot where it was intend- ? ed he should be robbed of his hard- ? earned money. Suddenly ho gave a ! quick little jerk of his head which tilted his hat over on his ear, and the [ wind catching it, offit went. "Whoa! Pnuca! Whoa, Topsy!" he ; orieil; "Whoa, I say! I've lost m v hat. .Til hold tho horses till you get it," j said his companion, checking with ap- \ parent effort another attack of cough ing. "Oh, no, ma'am 11 couldn't think of it. They're a pair of colts and very difficult to manage unless you under stand them. I'll hold them and you may do me the kindness to get my hat." The counterfeit woman appeared nndecided a minute, then depositing tho basket in the bottom of the wagon, dropped down over tho wheel to the ground and hobbled off in tho direc- j tion of the ditch. Robert watched until the hat bad j been picked up, and then spoke sharply ! to tho horse*, at the same time strik- i ing them lightly over their bac ?s with i the reins. The noble animals sprang forward ; with a bound and strnck into a steady j run. A torrent of oaths falling on his j ears above the raoket of tho wagon, tho young driver glanced over his '; shoulder and saw that his late com panion had torn off tbs veil and was running rapidly alter him. But it was not long until there was a long distance between them. "Well done, my good horses," he said, approvingly. "You deserve a double quantity of oats to-night and if T live to get home, you shall have it. Ah! here's that strange little basket, I must Eee what's in it." Picking it up ho cautiously removed the paper and two well-charged, large caliber revolvers were revealed to his gaze. The wood was entered with consid erable apprehension, still he felt safer than if he had been destitute of means to defend himself. But nothing of a suspicious nature was further encoun tered and-much to his relief-the journey was concluded in safety. Detroit Free Press. * WORDS OF WISO 031. You know the man when you know the company he keeps. If good advice wore gold, every poc ket would be full of money. Thc man who has a strong will is often strong in nothing else. Hypocrisy is a certificate of good j character vice gives to virtue. The world's creed is, "He is the best man who wears tho best coat." Tho man who is envious of evil doers will soon be an evil doer himself. The man who will not live up to his convictions is untrue to himself. Gray hair and wrinkles may come, but a happy heart is always young. Where the temperature is just right for a saint it is too warm for a sinner. The mau who stauds behind truth to fight has a shelter that is bullet proof. If all the humor of lifo could only bo known, what a jolly world this would be. Tho man whoso knowledge all comes from books will not find it the power ta_mABi*_lifcinflp_mAii--. Trying to look like n sheep has never yet produced any wool on the back of a goat.-Ram's Horn. Parisian Lawyers. Lawyers in France, according to a Rochester gentleman, who has just returned from a three years' sojourn in Paris, do not have such an easy time as they do in this country, says the Union and Advertiser. There, far from encouraging the bright young nen of tho land to enter into the legal profession, i'; would seem that they are liscouraged and every obstacle thrown in their path, the result generally being that it is only a rich man who jan bo a iawyer. "Under the regulations at present in force," says this Rochester gentle nan, "barristers, after they have kept .noir terms and passed a sort of three fears' novitiate, during which th6y lave the title of advocate, but bave no roice in tho deliberations of the conn 5il of discipline, aro ins?ribed on ;he rolls. Thoy can plead during ;he three years' probation, but it is a lort of ompty privilego in nine cases >ut ten. When an eminent barrister n France employs a junior it s generally some one inscribed on ?he rolls ; should ho employ the pro bationer, the honor thus accorded him nust suffice. He does not pay him. "But he must live, and here ia vhere tho problem comes in, which is nuch more easily solved by tho Ameri ;an or English young lawyer than it is >y his Parisian brother. In the first dace, there is the outlay for his gown, >r beretta, which comes close to $16, inless ho prefers to hire it at the rate )f ten cents per day. Then he must ?ngoge eome one to teach him deport nent, for this is an essential q'ualifica ion in this land, where King Etiquette .ules with an iron hand. The services >f professor of the conservatory must dso be called in to train his voice, inless nature has been kind to him in bat respect. But theso expenses are nere incidents. He must, above all, lot live in small chambers and rent lingy offices. Poverty is a poor key o opon the pockets of clients." History of the Inauguration Ball. The inauguration ball dates from he very beginning. There was a ball vhen Washington was inaugurated in Sew York, but owing to the pressure >f other demands upon his time, it did lot take place till the evening of March 7. Washington attended and performed a minuet with Miss Yan 5andt, and danced cotillions with Mrs. ?eter Van Brugh Livingston, Mrs. Maxwell and others. There waa no jn'.l at his second inauguration be-' ?ause of its extremely quiet charaoter, md there was none when Mr. Adams ?arno in becanso of tho general grief )ver Washington's departure. I can ind no mention of a ball when Jeffer lon waa inaugurated, but there waa >no when Madison came in, and since hen there has been no break in the ?ustom. Thero were two when Polk vas inaugurated, and two when Taylor ?ucoeoded him-an administration and in opposition ball on each occasion, loth very well attended. The crush vas so great at the Taylor administra ion ball that many persons narrowly ?souped injury, and thero were loud lomplaints because of the inadequate lupply of refreshments.-Century. Some Vital Statistics. In Russia there were 4,250, OOO births ast year, or 1,037,000 more thar: the leaths. lu Ibo United States thero yere 1,050,000 more births than leaths. WOMAN'S WORLD. PLEASANT LITERATURE FOE FE 3! IX I MC READERS. BLACK HANDKERCHIEFS. Blaok handkerchiefs are announced as the latest craze in Paris. A pleas ing modification of this fancy is a white handkerchief with a black border em broidered with a wreath of tiny flow ers. Handkerchiefs of palo pink mauve, yellow, blue and eveu purple, are among the season's novelties, and they are embroidered with white ini tials and trimmed around with lace ; but the daintiest of all is a pure white handkerchief sheer and fine, with a flight of butterflies embroidered in one corner and reaching well into the centre. THE RUSSIAN TOQUE. The small, snug Eussian toque is a comfortable and welt-favored head covering this season, and it is worn alike with driving, walking, and hand some "dress" costumes, according to the quality and quantity of materials aad garnitures which compose it. Popular and becoming toques of a beautiful shade of Bussian blue or golden brown velvet havo soft crowns ol: very moderate height, the brims bordered narrowly with sable, mink, or ottor fur, with a small animal's head in front, and as a trimming an aigrette of fur tails resting on a full pompon of brown marabout feathers. DH AB IS FAVORED. Drab ia one of the season's favored colora. The French call it "winter sky," but this is too poetic a title for ita uncompromising dull metallio tone. It is not like soft nun's gray, swallow gray, silver, dove, fawn or anything as delicate and dainty. Drab A not a beooming color on its own merits. We associate it with the coats and gowns of the Quakers, when far stricter in sectarian and dreas matters than they are now, and with the old Puritan drivers of the defunct stage coach, with their many-caped long dr ?b coats. But a French modiste can easily make a gown of beauty out of ovon drap cloth. She combines it with black and Danish or Spanish or Brit ish red so artistically and deftly that the dowdy dress of drab becomes in tho hands of this sartorial prestidigi tator a triumphant success. Set it against, for example, one of tho brick red gowns of cloth with a black and white vest,and a brick-red velvet toqne en suite, and rivalry there is none be tween the two. The one is vulgar and provokingly aggressive,tho other suffi ciently smart and eminently attractive, but quiet withal. Another faucy of the French woman combines the drab material with cream cloth accessories braided in gold or stripped with the narrowest lines of red and gold braid laid sido by side. THE COSTLIEST MATERIALS EVER WOVEN. One of the most beautiful aud with out doubt thc costliest materials even woven in Lyons, France, is the mag nificent aud unique brocade manufac tured last summer for the German Em press. The ground is silvery-white silk, and the highly raised design con sist of bold sprays of flowers and foli age, amoDg which bright plumaged birdo disport themselves. Every petal, leaf or feather is perfect, and the whole stands out in such strong relief that at r. distance the effect is as though the pattern was laid lightly upon the bilk beneath. One weaver alone was capable of producing this masterpiece, und it took him many long months to com plete a piece of sufficient length for a gown. Tho wages he received,' in addition to his ordinary pay, were at the rate of $20 per yard, tho eventual price of the brocade being $120 per yard. The stuff had beeu specially ordered for a State gown for tho Em press, but when Her Majesty beheld it sho instantly exclaimed that it was far too beautiful to cut up, and gave the command that curtains bo made of it instead of utilizing it for tho pur pose originally intended. Up to that dato tho most expensive material on record wa3 tho cloth of gold bought by Louis XIV. for a dressing gown, which cost, according to modern reckoning, the respectablo sum of $33 per metre. THE WAIST NOT DOO?tED. M.-iny imleed aro t'uo falso prophets that have nrisoa and sounded forth the extinction aud doom of tho fancy waist, the separate waist, tho blouse, the surplice and any of the rest of the corsages not made en suite with the dress skirt. We heard and trembled, for is it not a universal favorite, a most trim, conveniont, and faithful friend? Verily it is all these and much more, but its merits need not be on larged upon; they are known and thoroughly appreciated by all except the very limited minority whose busi ness it is, for their profit, to invent new and not always desirable fashions. Long live the separate waist, plain or fancy, nay I, and I am positivo that the same wish lives in the hearts of at least nine-tenths of my countrywomen. Of course there are waists and waists, and of course the most perfect styles are made or sold by high class modistes or importers, and tho rango from these special elegant garments down to the cashmere waists sold for less than a dressmaker would fit and finish one for, ia something wonderful. One cannot cordially praise many of the models offered even at first class retail houses that are made of flimsy mulls and other perishable materials, and so gathered, and puffed, and pleated, and tucked, that not a few look rumpled and wilted while in the hands of the seller, yet thoy are marked at what seems an absurdly high price. The waist may be silk lined and the outer material chiffon, and it may possibly bear the name of some famed designer, and yet a woman of taste would quickly pass it by for one of plainer and more durable style. If one would be econ omical and at the same time gain in appearance by tho choice, she would better select a good quality of, say, fancy satin, in dark blue, dotted or hair lined with gold, or if more be coming, a deep Jacqueminot red, barred lightly or dotted with black or green; adding to the collar, belt, and sleeves a narrow but handsome gimp trimming, plain or "jewelled." After wearing the waist many times, it will be found very little the worso tor its use. The possessor of the moro ephe meral waists, necessary, ol course, for full dress occasions, ein but regard their condition with dismay even after a few hours' wear. Tho weight of an opera cloak has a most demoralizing eflect on chiffon. The traditional but terfly's wing is not more easily brushed to destruction. Brocaded silk is now lashionably used for fitted blouses and fancy waists, and is likewise re quisitioned for parts of tho bodice formad of faced cloth, wool canvas, boucle textiles, silk and wool goods, etc., to which tho brocade imparts u distinctively dress appearance.-New York Poet. LAND OF TOYS. Creat Attention Paid to Children's Plea sures in Mexico. Mexico has often heen called the land cf sunshine and the land of flowers, but lt might with equal reason he called the land of toys. There is proba bly no city in the world where more attention is paid to the production of everything that will please and amuie children. There are street peddlers without number, sidewalk booths and great stores that do nothing but sell toys. A great surprise ls in store for the average American upon coming to Mexico. The stores are wonders of beauty and completeness. But from tho outside one gains little idea of the beautiful things inside. A window full of dolls is all you see; you go in and ask, either in words or signs, to seo the toys and you are taken upstairs into wonderland and shown toys im ported from every part of the world. The dolls are from three inches high to three feet, beautifully dressed ,and cost in gold from 50 cents to $20. Thers are baskets beautifully lined, In which you will find a doll of any size you wish, dressed completely, and beside her will be from three to twelve com plete suits of underclothes, dresses, shoes and hats, iou will see entire beu room sets, brass beds with canopy tops, all made up, with lace draperies, a wash stand with complete toilet sot, and the dresser. Another thing for girls, which would complete the play house ls a cooking stove. These range in size from 2 by 11-2 feet to the larg est, 3 by 2 1-2 feet. The largest one is the most complete. It has an oven a foot wide by two long, and und?r this ls an alcohol burner; then, on top of the stove are six holes, with utensils that will hold about a pint each, and under each of these holes is an alcohol burner. It has a hot water tank, and besides the six utensils ls a wash boiler. The musical toys are numberless. There are bears that dance as the music box plays; boys that play leap frog to music, and negro boys that play the banjo and dance. There is no limit to the number of different kinds. Boys cannot help being pleased with a miniature stable, with horses, carriages and harness all complete. There are jockey outfits, and steam engines with alcohol fires, and in fact every kind of toy under the sun can be found In Mexico, from the funny rag dolls made by the Indians to completely furnished houses imported from Europe.-Modern Mexico. Unique Umbrella Handles. Umbrellas are displaying quite as many departures in style as articles of attire supposed to be moro distinctly modish. The latest edict is that the umbrella must always match the gown, and tailor-made women are having um brellas made up iu just the shade of their street gowns-a costly fancy, but surely a pretty one to be commended for those who can afford it. A purple tailor gown requires au umbrella of purple silk, lined with silk of pale ca nary color, for the lining of the new umbrella is always of a different shade. A green gown demands au umbrella of sapphire, lined with turquoise, and so on. In the matter of handles there are still greater novelties. The jeweled ones are more elaborate than ever, but newer than these is the handle made to repsent the head of an animal. Fad dish women are greatly taken with the handles which represent the heads of dogs and cats, and which are always after a striking realistic fashion. A Lost Temperance Lesson. Colonel Eaintuck (offering his flask to a stranger on'railroacl train)-"Have a swig, stranger?" Stranger (a temperance advocate, with dignity)-"No, sir, I thank you." "All right; got your own flask, I reckon. That's the best wav, after all." "Some years ago, when traveling in Alaska, I came across a tribe which had never known the taste of liquor _M "Eh? White men?" "No; savages." "Of course, of course-enough to make anybody savage."-New York Weekly. _ A Claim lo Antiquity. "Mother," said a thoughtful Boston child to his maternal relative. "What is it, Waldo?" "Is Philadelphia older than Bos ton, mother?" "Of course not, my son. The first settlement was made in Charlestown in lf>30, while William Penn did not arrive on the site of Philadelphia un til iifty-five years Inter," "That was always my impression, mother, but how is it that Philadel phia is mentioned in the Bible, while Boston is not?"-Pittsburg Chronicle Telegraph. ?What I? Tetterlne? 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