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The PLANTERS LOAN and SAYINGS BANK, AUGUSTA, (JA., Organized 1870. ti - '.nuijMWrfU, OMost 'Sarine* D:utk In Eastern Georgia. I.iirtfeHt Savings Cn pi tn 1 In Ci rr. Paya Jut?rent nnil Coin]iotiml8 every G jnontlis. THOS. J. ADAMS PROPRIETOR. EDGE FIELD, S. C.. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13, 1898. VOL. LXIII. NO. 15. THE CLOUD The city is full of labor And srmgglo and strife and caro, The fovci-pulso of the city Is throbbing ia all tho air; But calm through the sunlit spaces, And calm through the starlit sky. Forever, over thc city, Tho clouds of God go by. The city is full of passion And shame and anger and sin, Of hearts that are dark with evil, Of souls that aro black within; Cut whito ns the robos of angels, As pure through the wind-swept sky. Forever, over th?i city, Tho clouds of God go by. -Robert THREE CLO 3y I OUISE T was Sunday afternoon, and it was raining* The great drops splashed vigor ously against the ?window-panes of John Powel's room anti dis turbed the occu pant, who locked up from the book he was reading and then rose with a yawn. He was not particnlarlj- fond of rainy Sunday afternoons, but he walked across the room to tho window and stood gazing out with apparent interest. The streets were deserted except for a few pedestrians hurrying to the corners to catch the cars: but the utreet-cars coming in from the parks were crowd ed, for earlier in the day the weather had been beautiful. It .was warm for the first of February; the rain, indeed, was similar to a summer shower. Small torrents rushed madly along the pavements, the windowpanes rattled vehemently, anil then suddenly there was a silence and up above tho oppo site houso-tops stretched the varie gated ribbon in the sky. Johu Powel's lips parted in a smile as he thought of tho pot of gold away off at the end of the rainbow and of various other things connected there with. Years ago, very long ago it seemed to him, he had lived outinthe couutry in a weather-board house situated on a grassy hillside. Now he ! was a floor-walker in the great dry goods store of Jones & Cashall. The young fellow had a good mind, you j could tell by tho expression of his eyes, and that he was resolute and true showed in his firmly set lips; in fact, his whole appearance iudicated the man destined to succeed, one who houcabiy would hold an honorable position iu life. With cha sudden sunshine and the rainbow, a third beautiful thiug made its appearance, a flock of white pigeons circled about in the dazzling glory, and then settled tumultuously upon the window?ledge, whereupon John Powel threw up the sash with a rap . torons welc?uio. IA a little while he was scattering a liberal repast among . his greedy friends. That house on tho green hillside brought to the young man's mind to gether with thc pot of gold, did not vanish as he called the pigeons by names of his own choosing. But he no longer wished to live in the coun try; h? had ambitions dreams connect ed with the firm of Jones & Cashall; there was one thing, however, that he wanted above all others, and that was a home. This room was the place where he stoppe.1.-his lodging; three blocks away was thc place where he ate his meals, his dining-room. He felt his homelessness and loneliness very much as he fed tho pigeons, while the variegated ribbon gradually faded our in thc sky. John Powel had told himself time and again that it was a good idea for a ma i situated as he was situated to marry. Hs wa-t well able to marry; a home was a sure thiug.to keep aman steady and industrious; it gave him the greatest possible interest in life. "I am certain that Miss Hosie is everything t!iat a mau could wish. Isn't she. Snowdrop," he asked, gen tly caressing thc friendliest of the pigcous. She ha i made that third story of the corner house around yon der a home for herself and her mother. All of its windows are hanging with bloom; her canaries hop about on the cage and take flies in the sunshine, but never dream of deserting; and you pigeons, you look upon her as the per fection of the good and beautiful, I k?,rw yon do."' He gave a half-trou bled sigh. He did not want to make a mistake where such a momentous thing as marriage was concerned; he wanted to marry a woman as good as i his mother. "Yes, I like the other little girl, too," he acknowledged, while a warm glow crept into his cheeks; "but I'm sure she wouldn't do. She's spent years of her life be hind a ribbon counter; she's awfully delicate-looking to work ns hard as she does; but she's fond of dress and gayety; too fond of dress to begin life with a poor man. But Miss Hosie is all right; isn't she, Snow drop?" Snowdrop cooed. . "She is a good daughter, and she will make a good wife, eh, Snowdrop? The man who gets her will be a lucky fellow, will he not?" Again the bird cooed. *I wonder who will get the other one!" said the young fellow, still speaking to thc bird. "Of course he won't bo lucky, but he'll think he is. She's never late at the store, and she never complains of the headache like the other girls, though I'm sure she has it sometimes. Yes, marriage is a lottery. I daresay the man who mar ries our Miss Merriman will be of the opinion that lu.' has drawn a prize." Snowdrop gave a pock at her friend's finger and flew away in the wake of the flock, and John Powel drew down ; the sash and went back to the table and resumed his ohair. But there was still an attraction remaining on the windowsill, a box filled with some thing greeu and growing. From among the green divided leaves arose the rc 1 buds of the clover soon to blossom. "liiey look as if th ay had beeu grown in tue far pasture," said John, full of his home-longing;.aud then h<> S OF COD. The city is full of sorrow And tears that are shed In vain; By day and by night there risej Tho voico of its grief and pain. But soft as a benediction, They bend from the vault on high. And over the sorrowful city, Tho clouds of God go by, O eyes that are old with vigil! O eyes thnt aro dim with tears! Look up from the path of sorrow? That measures itself in years, And road in the blue above voa Tho peace that is over nish, While over tho troubled city The clouds of God go by* Clarkson Tongue, ia Youth's Companion;, VER-HEADS. R. BAKER. set himself to wondering what Miss Eosie was like; Mrs. Clarke, his landlady, knew the girl aud was not at all averse to singing her praises; he had heard them on the stairs? he had heard them In the hallway? he had heard them at the doorway of his room. The children in the street knew Miss Eosie and Miss Eosie's pigeons, and once in a while he saw some small mortal tenderly carrying a b?nch o? Miss Eosie's flowers* His landlady talked to him as if he, also, were well acquainted with Miss Kosie, and as if he did not fully appreciate her; every UOAV and then she asked him to pay au evening call to that flower^bedeeked home in the third story of the corner house; but he had always refused; He did not listen at all eagerly to the praises that she sang on the stairway and down in the hall and even at the threshold of his room, yet he remembered and treasured every word cf them. He laughed feebly a3 he thought of all this. He was in love with Miss Kosie and he had never seen her. What would MrS> Clarke say if she knew that he wrote notes to the girl? The red color deepened in his cheeks and spread over his whole face. Yes, ho did write notes to her; very unsentimental notes, to be sure; but they meant more thau they said, and he tied them under the wing of Snow drop and addressed them to no name. He began neither with "Miss Eosie" nor "Dear Miss Eosie,1'he did not dare, he had never seen her; but he wrote, in his neatest handwriting, telling her the proper food for pigeons, and how to keep the birds in a healthy condition, explaining now and again that he had passed his boyhood in the country and had always been interest ed in p;geon-raising. To these notes he signed his name in full, John Pow cl. he did not wish the girl to think some foolish boys were meddling with her birds. And the girl wrote back4 to him; he smiled as he thought of that. Her notes were invariably the sam'-, consisting of the words "Thank yon" and her name "Rosamond." John Powel rested his arms on the table, lost in a d?y-dream. It was a .strange thine that the eyes he pictured to himself ns the kindest and the tru est eyes a girl might possess, and, of course, "Miss Eosie" had them, should be so strangely familiar to him, and the nose that he saw iu fancy he had also seen in fact. Those red lips.slight ly curved, those dimples in a small delicate face-"Pshaw!" he cried out, "that isn't she at all; it's Miss Merri man, and I'm not the Lind of a fellow to be in love with two girls!" Then he pictured in his mind avague Miss Eosie aud told himself emphati cally that she was as good as any wo man living and would make a most ex cellent wife for a poor young man who had hopes of future ' success and who lo\ed a refined and pleasant home. Those red clover-heads would bc in full blossom by St. Valentine's Day. Well, he would send a bunch of them to this girl. After that he would pluck up his courage and ask Mrs. Clarke to take him around in the evening and iutroduce him. His landlady would bo glad to do this, and she would be able to vouch for his industry and his future pros]jects. And after that? Why, after that it would all be plain sailing. The following morning John Powel walked to the store more rapidly than usual. He was feeling remarkably energetic and young and strong and faithful. "Make up your mind, then go abend;" aud he had quite made up his mind. He was sure that his mind was quite made up even when Miss Merriman smiled pleasantly as she said "Good-morning." The girl looked pale; she ?liad ,iu all probability brought a bad headache to the ribbon counter; but John Powel knew that she would not complain. He told himself emphatically that it was ut terly impossible for miss Eosie to re semble Miss Merriman; and then he looked at the girl at the ribbon coun ter in a calm and sensible manner. What did she know about thc com forts of home? She had stood in a store for years. She had taken from her head the very daintiest of hats. He knew something about the styles and the cost of things. Delicate, tasteful things cost money; and Miss Merri mau's hat was both delicate and taste ful. Miss Eosie made her own hats; his landlady had told him that in the hall. Misa Merriman was dressed bet ter than the other girls. He had often heard that store girls becamo exorbi tantly fond of dress and the fashions, and spent all their earnings upon adorning themselves. Ho acknowl edged that he liked to see a girl well dressed; yet he felt that it was very wrong for a girl to spend all her earn ings upon her dress. He had not the slightest intention of marrying an ex travagant woman. Miss Kosie made her own dresses; his landlady had told him that on the stairs. Now while Mrs. Clarke was full of praise ol' Miss Kosie and her birds and her Howers and her domestic and eco nomical ways, she laughed more than once over John Powel's box of clover. "There are whole "lelds full of it out in the ?or?ntry," she said. "Why, if he must have Howers in his window, didn't he get a pot of geraniums at the florist's?" But early on the morning of the fourteenth Miss Rosie's pigeons flut tered about thc box of full blooming c'.over-heads, and gave little pecks at the contents as if they fully apprecia ted couutry bloom. John Powcl's hand shook nervously a3 he cut oQ* tho three finest clover* heads and tied them together; but hfl cried out "Pshaw!" when he grasped his peu to write and wrote firmly enough the words: "Wear these for me, please. John Powel." He had never before written any thing like that to a girl. A strange, pleasurable emotion took possession of him as he wrapped the note about the stems of the clover-heads and carefully secured message and blos soms nuder the wing of Snowdrop; Half an hour later he caused Mrs; Clark to smile at him upon the stair when he asked her if she would take him that evening to call upon Miss Rosie. "To be sure," said the delighted landlady. "You young men; you ought to go to see the girls more than yon do; the girls want some pleasure, too, after the day's work; but I tell Miss Rosie she works all the timt?? in the store and at home, too." All the complacency had deserted John Powel as he turned his back upon his smiling landlady aud walked away from his lodging-house in the direction opposite to the store. He wanted to think. Certainly he could have no objection to marrying a girl who worked in ? stove; moreover, a girl who wdrked both in a store and at home in Order to keep her mother comfortable; but there was a great bitterness upon him; He had always considered himself a just man; yet ha may, in his thoughts; have wronged he girl who worked patiently day by day at the ribbon counter in the store of Jones ic Cashall. What right had lie to determine that a girl who worked in a store would not possess the quali ties suitable to make a home? How did he know that this girl who was never late at tho store waa not also a treasure in her home? How did he know that she, alsoj did not support ? mother? He had called her extrava gant. Perhaps she fashioned her own bats and her own dresses! They would bo beautiful and delicate if she had fashioned them. What pleasaut, honest eyes the girl had, what a true, sweet face! She was so little and white; surely she must, have a mother; that was why she never missed a day at the store, never complained of a head1 ache, How proud her mother must be of her! He had reached ?ne of the city ?larks, and ho sat down upon a bench and brought his hands to gether, acknowledging fiercely in his heart that he was a mail who was iii i love with two girls, a most detestable being, He felt, indeed-, as if he were false to the giri whom he had known personally for thc past three years. He had talked to her often; he had let her know that he liked to talk to her. Did she, in turn, like to talk to him? Ho groaned audibly. To Miss Rosie he had never spoken, but he had sent her written messages. Ho had seen Miss Rosie's written "Thank ,>nu,'l.hut lie had..heard, the .other girl's. What a sweet musical voice she had! He had been unfair to tho little girl behind the counter. He had fallen in love with Miss Rosie's homo and Miss Rosie's pigeons before he ever thought of Miss Rosie herself; but he had never made himself ac quainted with the other girl's home. Suppose he had done so? Suppose he had found it. meager and plain; suppose it had been a bare room in a lodging-house and that she 'had got her meals several blocks away at a dining-room. A mist swept before his eyes. He would like to have taken her away from it; a girl with a face like that, with a gentle voice like that, with such grit and industry, ought to be given the chance to make a true home. The poor fellow started and stared into vacancy. He had sent a vaten- i tine to thc wrong girl. He had asked ; her to wear the red clover-heads, j There was no going back after that. ? lu thc evening his landlady would j accompany him to thc home in thc | third story of that corner house, and i he would make his best bow, and after that it would all be plain sailing John Powel took ont his watch and looked at it and rose hurriedly. For thc first time during his engagement ; at tiie store he would be late. He laughed in a light-hearted way. Ho had never known Miss Merriman tobo late. He was twenty minutes behind time on thi3 morning of the settling of his fate-twenty minutes by the store clock. He was about to pass the ribbon counter without his customary "Good morning," for he felt as if he could not meet Miss Merriman's smiling eyes. She must know that he had liked to talk to her. What would she think Avhen she learned that he was going to be married: Then there came to him a sort of pity for the other girl and a feeling that ho was false to her as well, and he turned toward the ribbon counter and bowed. Then suddenly, like a flash, a great pleasure came into his face and he held out his hand, saying a name so low that no one heard except the girl who blushed and smiled as ho took her little fingers into his clasp. On Miss Merriman's bosom, pinned with a bow of pink ribbon, were the three clover-heads. John Powel was never so glad of anything in all his life.-? New tork Independent. "Prepare For thc Worst, Slr." "Almost every big surgeon has his own pet method of preparing a patient for thc news that lie will have to un dergo an operation," said a London specialist. "One great man I know always begins by a wholesale ext-g^jor ationoftho case. If you were about : to lose one of your lingers he would : probably start hy telling you that tile : safety of your life demanded on anipu- j tatton of the whole arm. Gradually j he would get this down to thc forearm, j '.hen the hand; and by the time you knew it '.vus only ii finger you would ho too niuch relieved to euro a very great deal. 'Ah, we will soon set that, right; and we'll gi ve yuna whiff of the chloro- j form, just to insnre you against feel- j ingthe least ?iain,' is a very favorite intimation of an operation. An Irish surgeon lately prepared avery nervous 1 lady patient of his by assuring ho; j that he could not treat her case unt? ? she had got rid of a tooth which wa- j causing her pain. He gave "ncr chloro form, nuder thc pretext of extracting thc tooth, and \v i 1 i I < ? she was under I its influence he performed an opera- j tiou which saved her life."-Cassell's Saturday Journal. Ul Marine Tragedies That R B3aj No navy is free from sad stories Of explosions in its powder ?nd ammuni tion magazines, and since tho begin ning of our Civil War the.Humber of vessels destroyed by torpedoes iii some j form? or by submarine mines; makes ii grewsom? list: Is it generally known? for examp??j thai iri the Civil "War seven monitors ami eleven wood en vessels of Avar were totally de- . stroyed by submarine mines? Had the Southerners possessed the same knowledge at the beginning of the war, says the New York Herald; the Btrnggle would have been; at least; . much prolonged, and th? disaster to life and tonnage been greatly increased. During our early struggles several vessels were blown up, notably tho Randolph, of immortal memory, but the most memorable case, and surely. One of tho'most pathetic, was the de struction of the Intrepid, commanded by the gallant Somers. She was fit ted out as a floating mine, and on the' night of September 4, 180!, started: from off shore under sail for the inner harbor of Tripoli: Anxious ey?s watched her from the blockading fleet, aud at 10 o'clock a thunderous report: was heard, a column of flame was seen; vibrating in the skies, and then the roar of hundreds of guns mounted ashore; No one came back to tell the story, but it is believed that Somers kept his word not to he taken alive by WHITEHEAD HOWELL the enemy, aud blew up the ship to escape capture It was learned that the Intrepid had grounded on the north ledge of thc harbor, and that she had been attacked by three gunboats. It was surmised, but never known, that, to prevent the valuable supply of ammunition falling into the hands of the enemy. Somers fired her, destroying his own people aud the Tripolitans swarming out of their boats into the hapless American tender. In June, 1829, the woodcu ship Ful ton, stationod as the receiving ship off Brooklyn, blew up from' causes never revealed. Seventy-five persons were killed and about thirty were wound ed. Tradition has woven many a ro mantic, many an impossible story about this disaster. Ono yarn told HOW A SUBMARINE MINE Ii creepingly how a gunner's mate had been punished as bethought unjustly, and in revenge destroyed thc ship. In so doing be lost his own life, but failed in killing the object of his hatred, an officer who had left the ship quietly a short time before the commission of the crime. Tho real ntory seems fco be that a fuddled gunner's male by some error mad'' his way into thc magazine with au exposed lighted candle, stumbled ?cail the Maine Disaster. into thd powder barrel of the period and thiis blew the ship skyward; In thc English service there have been a number of notable cases of ex plosion; but mainly in action. One well known in time bf peace wds the destruction of the frigate Amphiodj Captain Israel Pellew commanding^ Off Plymouth^ England; Herej too a gunner's mate appertrs as the god in the machine-for apocryphal or not,, it is believed td thia ?lay that the sea man in question went with a lighted lamp into the magazine to steal powder? which then had a ready market; Several hundred people wero TORPEDO BOAT? A' destroyed, among them proraiuent of ficials and citizens of the town who were on board, Among other crimes laid so unjustly to Irish sympathizers by the English press and people was the destruction of the British gunboat Dotterel in the Straits of Magellan. She arrived oil Punta Arenas about 0 a. m. on April 20, 188L The captain went ashore soon after to pay his official callj and about ten a; m. two terriblo explosions were heard, aud an im mense cloud of smoke was seen hovering over the ship in tho perfect calm of the morning. Projectiles of all kinds, masses of human beings, of ship equipage and of general wreckage were discovered Hying through the air, and thc water for a quarter of a mile around the ship was littered with debris. Boats pat off from the shore, and ont of the whole ship's company of over 150 souls, only eight were saved. Fenian plots wero held to bo the canso of the disaster, aud South America and Australia were the scenes of police in ouiry for months. It is now believed th!rte*e^ spontaneous ignition of a paint then used in the British navy. This, under deterioration or when exposed to heat, was found to give off a highly inflam mable gas, aud as the first explosion occurred in the neighborhood of the paint locker, this plausible theory is now accepted. During the last twenty years two other cases have occurred one, when in 1880 a Spanish gunboat was blown up in thc harbor of Santiago dc Cuba, and the other in 1893, when a most damaging and distressing ex plosion occurred on board of the Ger man armored ship Baden, then at anchor oil Kiel. Of thc war inventions employed to destroy ships by submarine or aerial projectiles or by mines the number is legion. Wc were among the earliest to employ these, and our contribu tions to the history of torpedo war fare have been very many and very notable. The famous "Battle of the Kegs" has been sung in mock heroic verse, and the Philadelpbians of 1777 had many a merry jest over the valorous attack made by the British grenadiers upon these iniocuous barrels. Captain David Bushnell, of Con necticut, was one of the earliest ex> SUBWRINE MINE /WHORED, SHOW ING ELECTRICAL CABLES AT BOTTOM 3 PLACED AND OPERATED. perimenters with torpedoes, though Robert Fulton was thc first to call a magazine of powder intended for usc under water by this name. This groat inventor made many experiments, and tho partisans and opponents of thc new system filled the journals of that day with acrimonious discussions. Tho failure of torpedoes in Hie War of 1812 and tho general feeling against this mode oT warfare as in human and .barbarous caused, how ever, its practical abandonment for nanny years. ' Submarine boats bad been gener ally employed in all experiments np to tbe beginning of the Civil War, and it wag really not until 1863 that mov able or fixed isolated torpedoes were bi-ought into general use. Thc Con federate torpedoes wero usually made of copper" and filled with powder, varying in weights, according .to cir' cum stances of employment, from fifty to ono hundred and fifty pounds. These were carried on spars attached to ships or boats, were anchored on the bottom, or wore sent drifting singly or in pairs, connected by long linos, down tide streams. The fuses fitted were generally of the percussion type, and fulminate of mercury en tered largely into their composition. The Ho?saton?o was destroyed by ? submarine boat, but the Albemarle was blown up by Cushing with a tor pedo, carried on tho end of a spar. Thia torpedo was made of a stout cylindrical copper case and fitted with a hollow tube, which carried at its bottom a fulminate cap. A small' sized grape shot, secured with a pin, Ff ACHING A FLEET. was held at the top, and by releasing this at the eventful moment Cushing destroyed the Albemarle and his own boat at the same time, and then made one of the most daring and romantic escapes in the annals of naval his tory. Many improved systems were em ployed and much ingenuity was dis played, the most inventive of all ex perimenters being a Confederate officer, who, previous to the war, had been a well-known dancing.master. For a season towing torpedoes were in great favor. These were handled from the ship, and by certain dextrous shiftings of the connecting lines were carried off each quarter at a safe angle, and made to dive at the desired moment. They proved to be danger ous, however, and nil effort was there after directed to the dirigible, or the automobile torpedo. Generally de scribed the dirigible torpedo, is one that contains its own propelling and firing mechanisms, and is piloted from the shore by means of electrio cables, which function the machinery. The automobile torpedo is a weapon ^that.ia-sb?i-^from -a. fcnbe^gancrally called a torpedo gun, and takes up its line of progress by machinery con tained in its body. There are many forms of these, like the Howell and the Whitehead, for example, and some extraordinary results have been ob tained with both. The Whitehead is discharged from the tube by steam or powder, and just as it leaves the muz zle a lock automatically opened re leases the compressed air carried in a flask and sets in motion the machinery. Throe things must be done by it. It must go through water at a high speed, preserving its linear direction; it must float at a constant depth, and on strik ing it must explode. The ingenuity and simplicity of the meohauism which effects these three things are really marvellous. The Howell torpedo is based upon the well-known principal of the gyro scope. Its speed and surety of direc tion are given by the functioning of an inner wheel, which is relatively very heavy on the periphery, and revolves with such velocity and in such a con stant plane that high speed and great straightness of trajectory are secured. There are many other forms, but these two are employed in our service, and the Whitehead is used by nearly all the navies of the world. The term "submarine mine" is ap plied to -defensive mines or to those which would be used to obstruct the channels of a river or estuary, or the approaches to a fortified or unprotected seaport. Colonel Samuel Colt, the inventor of the American revolver, first demonstrated tho practicability of blowingup vessels by submarine mines fired by electricity. In 1842 he blew up the olTl gunboat Boxer and in 1843 he destroyed a brig in the Potomao River while thc vessel was under way, sailing at the rate of five miles an hour. Many forms of raines were used here and abroad, and they were success fully employed against us iutho Civil War. Every system of coast defense concerns itself with their distribution and usc, and every well-known harbor of tho world is at this day so mapped out that the planting of those mines may be done on a plan which prom ises the greatest' utility; Some of these are constant depth raines-that is, such as will (loaf always at a certain depth below the surface, no matter what moy be tho state of the tide; some are fitted to explodo on contact, and most are so amtuged that they may be exploded at will by observers stationed at points of refuge, in bomb proof and lookout stations ashore. A single snn flower stalk at Burns, Kan., bore 233 blooms at one time, - ''' ----------~ --' --- * ? White Velvet For Crown ol Toqu?. "White velvet, as well as whi breitschwans, is used for the crov of the fur-trimmed toque. The Much-Debated Habit. At laat the much debated habit f ' riding astride has been created. Tl bodice jacket remains the same, b the skirt is divided and hangs doti on each side like Dick Turpin's gre coat, and both skirts are fastem down the front of each leg by ve small buttons. Ker pl ns Wann Preserves Beauty. It is the advice of an authority those who would grow'plump and pr serve their complexions to keep wari Many a woman has gone through lif shivering and plain, when she mig] have been comfortable and pretty she had only known it. There is mistaken notion, which obtains coi considerable credence, that the ligh est underwear and bed covering tb one'can get along with contributes toughening effect that is valuabl This is only .true when the revers practice is carried to extremes, skin specialist says that the permanei roughness of some women's, necks an ?rms came in the beginning from coi . tinued chilliness. "What is known i goose flesh condition of the skin e: isted so constantly that it became pei manent. If you belong to the thii pinched sisterhood, make it a bus ness to wear warm, light clothing an keep yourself in big, luxurious "hain or in a nest of downy pillows.-Ne' York Post. _ Victoria mid Jenny Und. ThatiQueen Victoria is not blind t the hold that other celebrities ma have upon the feelings of her peopl was prominently illustrated in 184? when Jenny Lind was to sing at H. Majesty's theatre. The queen mao her first public appearance after th memorable Chartist day. For the grea artiste, too,this was a ?rst appearance for it was the beginning of a season a a place where the year before she ha won unparalleled fame. It happened that the queen enterei thc royal box at the same moment tha the prima donna stepped upon th stage. Instantly a tumult of acclama tion burst from every corner of tb theatre. Jenny Lind modestly retiree i? tho back of the stage, waiting til the demonstration of loyalty to th? sovereign should subside. The queen, refusing to appropri?t* to herself that which she imagined tc befntended for the artiste,made no "ac knowledgment. Tie cheering con tinued, increased, grew overwhelming, and still there was no acknowledgmen' from either the stage or the royal box, At length, when tho situation be came embarrassing, Jenny Lind, w?tL ready tact, ran forward to the foot lightsaud sang "God Save the Queen,' which was caught up at the end of tut solo by ihfl orchestra, chorus and ait dieuce. The queen thou came to thc front of her box aud bowed, and th? opera began. The Woman Who Tries Business. If a woman is ever to retain bei present position in the business world she must look to it that she makes her value felt. She has many advantages, she is punctual, painstaking, patient of monotony, amenable to discipline, ready and willing-indeed, she errs as a rule rather from excess of zeal than from its defect. But she has two things to learn: First, that her health is her ouly capital, and, secondly, that to rise above mediocrity it is necessary to think for yourself. For this last shortcoming her educators have much to ^answer for; but it cannot be too clearly understood that in the struggle for existence there is no room for the typist who has not at any rate the in telligence of the average compositor, nor for tho secretary who forgets to post important letters, or incloses the letter to "Dear Mrs. A."in the envelope addressed to "Mrs. B." It is lapses of this sort which mar at present so much of women's work, and to which appar ently all but the very few are so sing ularly liable-largely, I fancy, because they have been studiously taught to leave out of account physiological facts. What wonder, then, if they insist upon ignoring the most elementary laws of health and show a tendency to look upon eating and drinking as a criminal form of self-indulgence? I don't say that a proper supply of blood to the brain would free tho world of folly,"but it would be at least worth trying whether more meat and the dis appearance of all prejudices against sofas would not go a long way toward securing that desirable consummation. -Fortnightly Review. The Story of a Pair of Gloves. - First Assistant Postmaster-General Heath recently rendered a decision of peculiar interest, especially to ladies. Sometime ago some one in Sioux City, Iowa, presumably a gentleman who had lost a wager, mailed an envelope containing a pair of gloves to Mrs. Sarah D. Tucker, residing in Worces ter, Ma3s. The packet reached its destination, but one of the gloves was so badly torn that it was useless. The lady complained to the local postmas ter and demanded that he at once go forth and purchase a new /air of gloves to replace those which had been damaged in transit. He natur ally declined, but the recipient of the damaged gloves insisted that a new pair must be forthcoming from some source. To placate Mrs. Tucker the Worces ter postmaster said, "Well, madam, I will refer the whole matter to the Postoffice Department at Washington, and there the responsibility for the damage will be located, and you will receive redress." This statement mollified the irate woman, and the postmaster at Worces ter wrote to the First Assistant Post master General explaining the case. The matter was as carefu.ly and thor- 1 oughly looked into hythe postoih'ct; I officials as though it had beou the theft of a registered parcel containing a large sum of money. Ifc was developed that a clerk at Sioux City, who feeds tho machine used for the cancellation of stamps, grabbed np the envelope containing the gloves of Mrs. Tucker and forced' the bulky envelope through the mat chine. The stamps ?vere canceled all right, but tho clerks amputated several fingers of one of the gloves contained therein. First Assistant Postmaster General Heath, after sitting in judgment on the case, wrote a letter to the post master at Sioux City calling upon him to assess his cancellation clerk the price of one pair of No. 7 tan gloves and forward* the same to Mrs. Tucker, Gossip. Mrs. Annie Hurd Dyer is translat ing two of James Lane Allen's novels into Japanese. Mrs. Sohoen Eene is making a great success of chorus direction and in struction at Minneapolis. Mrs. Ole Billi has sailed for India, to study the social life of the country and the condition of women. Mrs. Oliphant, after her long life of literary work, left property amounting to less than $25,000. She bequeathed it to her adopted daughter. Mrs. Eliza A Lowell, a descendant of the first settler of Hallowell, Me., has made a donation of $10,000 to build a wing of the library building in that city. A traveling library is to be started by the Women's Clubs, of Utah, to be made up by the contribution of one book from every woman belonging to the State Federation. There are 318 women students at the German universities this year, dis tributed as follows: Berlin, 172;Bonn, 19; Breslau, 31; G?ttingen, 42; Halle, 14; Heidelberg, 20; Koenigsberg, 12; Marburg, 8. Governor Jones, of Arkansas, has commissioned Miss Emma Whitting ton an honorary colonel of the reserve militia of the State, an appointment which is believed to bo tho first of the kind in this country. The Grant Monument Association has completed its contract with the . placing iu position of the sarcophagus in which, after her death, Mrs. Grant's . body will rest. The two sarcophagi weigh something like thirty-two thou sand pounds. ' , Mrs.. Louise Le Velle as chief ma tron at police headquarters in Denver has rendered such aid to the unfor tunates that have come undor her caro that she is now being prominently urged by several organizations of wom en for the office of Chief of Polic?. Miss Evelyn Walbeck, twenty-four years old, died in Louisville of con sumption. Miss Walbeck gained re nown hy having .designed the log cab in device for the Republican party, which is used on all the official ballots in Kentucky, and for which sae re ceived a gold medal. ? . Mrs. M. L. Storer, wife of the Uni ved States Minister to Belgium, has invented a new pottery glaze after mu.m experimenting. The new glaze, which is of a dull color, with mottled, effects, is the result of using copper in the baking. Mrs. Storer was the originator of the famous Rookwood pottery. The first prize for potatoes exhibted at the Columbian Exposition was awarded to Mrs. Eliza Day, of Buffalo, Wyo. She is widely known as a suc cessful gardener. Mrs. F. J. Foster, of the same place, is also a candidate for honors of the same kind. In the vicinity of that town Mrs. Emma Dow lin and Miss Emma Taylor are ranch ers and stockgrowers. Fashion Fancies. Canvas goods in plaid. Blouses of two-toned figured satin. Girdles of metal work set with stones. Shirt waists of plaid silk in large squares. Cli3cked-silk poplins and plain ben galines. Ermine collars and mufi's trimmed with lace. Hairline checks in tweed, camel's hair, otc. Plaid, striped, flowered and plain sash ribbon. Applique bands in two colors of silk embroidery. Cloth suits with white satin revers and pipings. Many expensive materials in silk and wool mixtures. Cambric skirts having batist?, lace and embroidery ruffes. Stocks of plain and plaid silk having long crossed vest ends. Piece braid that has a thread to pull up when forming a figure. Belts of silk having a large clasp in front and buckle at the back. Suede belts having a steel buckle and tiny nailheada of steel studding them. . Belt sets of two buckles and two slides, a clasp and buckle or a clasp and three tiny buckles. Silk-cord passementerie in designs of several festooned rows held here and there by set figures. Black and colored grenadine and canvas weaves with boucle, crepon and tucked or open-work stripes. Where Hearing; Ceases. Lord Rayleigh in a recent lecture said that experiments had shown that a vibration of sound having an ampli tude of less than one twelve-millionth of a centimeter could still affect the sense of hearing. Such a vibration would be so short that it would have to be enlarged one hundred times be fore the' most powerful microscope could render it visible, supposing that it were susceptible of being seen at all. Old peoplo, he said, do not h^r high notes which are audible to youug per sons, and there is reason to believe that babies hear notes which are in audible to tkeir eUers.