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U.T "5" r& r 5s,rajSy' w.-'i: .,, Wt 6 AXUOJV DaILY UJiAiOuilAT. TUibiJAi. .nu J re; kv 'j t r ift- i . r KT -r II 13 t IA IS? E ISi fcV I $ f. i . 1 ii-' r - K fc i E.x it FT If If lb- f fk r no v FOR ULE. lit? SuhK? bplnes of the late J. W. touCS.&?' millinery and ladles' rurmsnings. Inquire of Jv-ur th m B. Main st, 189-151 FOB BAXB-WAm, of 81 fccrej. Good roa. -ur-lJ.Bangaman,Jlontroae,0. i 11S-1 irSbnflS.07EAI)B-S9 acres with TriS trTowP1111?? and' brook, fine fish iuuus, Boutn Howard si. 170 tf FOB SALE Every person who contem plates buying should see that new S. Slain St. dwelling, Just nt end of pavement, nine rooms with attic and bath rooms, halls ce mented cellar, gas. furnace, hot nnd cold . water, -well, cistern and sewer. This com plete home can be pnrchaaed for less than 12,000 if sold soon. J. I. Bachtel, IBS South Howard sU FOB BALE OB EXCHANGE Seven acre truck farm near Akron, with good house. Five lots. North Hill, at Sl20each.lf sold qulckr "Kew 8 room house near pavement and street cars, a barcaln at f 1,450. for H000rOOm York at nearfy new' Money to loan at lowest rates of interest. 1 C. H. JONES. Tel. 850. MONEY TO LOAN. TO 10AK J3,000 In sums to suit borrower. J. I Bachtel, 188 South Howard. 170 tf v .MONEY TO LOAN 300 to $10j000 to loan on real estate. 6 per cent. Wm. T. Sawver, attorney, Doyle block. 177-202 MONET TO LOAN From $5.00 and up ward on household goods or any chattle se curity and allow the goods to remain in ?-onr possession. Can repay us in monthly nstallments. Boom1 14, Arcade block. Of fice hours, 8:30 to 11:30 a. m., 1:30 to s p. m. L. O. MILLEB & IVY MILLER. S03-321U WANTED. TO EXCHANGE A first class four horse power electric motor for a ten horse power motor. sitf "WANTED To adopt a boy "between four and -seven years oi age, Address Boy" care xiemocrat. 181 tf WANTED One or two first-class asles men in each state to sell a saloon and cigar tore specialty an article of merit and a hot- seller. Straight salary to good men. write quick. Send stamp for reply. Chicago Mfg. Co., Congress Part, Ills. 1S3-2M "WANTED Boarders wanted at 801 Pine St.. second house north of Exchange street: about seven minutes walk from the Bubber Shop. Ella Knox. lss-m "WANTED Middle aged doctor, Income 9,000 yearly, nice home, large practice wants good natured wife. No scolds need apply. Dr. John G 177 East 40th st., Chi cago, 111. 187-169 WANTED A girl for general housework In family of two. Mnst be a good cook with good references. Call at corner of Suchtel avenue and Elrkwood st. at once. 1S3-190 . FOUND A.lady's gold watch. Owner can have It by paying expenses. Apply to J. G. Bonner, 614 Bummer st. 187-139 NOTICE. I will buy all the ofd horses and mares thatyoudonotwant to keep over winter. B. 0- Tlmmcrman, 216 Furnace St., Akron, Ohio. Tel. KM. 188 tf Real Estate -and Insurance. If you want to buy a house, If you want to sell a house, - If you want to borrow money, If you want to loan your money, Call on E. M.YOUNG, Boom SI Akron Sav ing's Bank Block,. Phone 632. V.,F". COLEMAN Justice of the Peace and Notary. . i IS Wooster avenue. Houses on monthly pftymonts, 'choice lots on'Wooster av.'witt bo sold at a sacrifice. nlsp greenhouse equipments cheap. A 45 horse-power boiler, almost new. I have the finest allotment In Akron. Lota 60x175 from 1100 to 200. Come to see me. INSURANCE 'Before You Take Your Life, accident or health iasoruee, tee fRAXK 0. BZWC0HB, District Agent Aetna life Insurance Co., Everett bnlKlar tel.922. Tf you want a first-class driving .horse, .finely mated coach or carriage team, call at Steinor's Stock Barn, No. 1350 South Main st. Nothing but flrst-class horses kept In stock. 'N. B. STEINEB, Prop., Tel. 1734. John Q. Martin, Mgr. Mch 18, 1900 WANTED TO LOAN' . $1,000 'to $3,000 at 6 per cant . for term f years if security ii gilt edge. Inquire at once. rel tt Coates Everett block. Tel. 1623 STROBEU Staam Laundry -2Tor mnnhtnarv tiaiv InifftHnn "We guarantee our -work. High gloss or domestic finish. Nos. 182-187 North Howard st. PETERSON & WRIGHT Successors to J. E. Peterson kGraio, floy, mi Feed, ceieni, lis, He. I3S H0ETH MAIR ST. TeLI24 Peterson & Wright . Harper Whisky is rapidly becom ing the national beverage. It's the one thing all parties agree upon. Republicans, Democrats, Populists. Even the "know-nothing" party knows one thing; the merits of Har per "Whisky. Sold by WM. WASH ER, 144 S. Howard st., Akron, O. Manufacturer of all kinds of brushes. Orders promptly attenaea m. 158. ST. -AKRON, O. ramily 'AAstsBhlnr2S "Our specialty. Special rates-. We ftrash clean, good finish, don't ruin fabrics. Will call for and deliver 405 East zchange st. Etz & Eeed, Props. mSSILLON COAL CO. w- !.-. & inree amount of money m loan on good real estate security. Low oY interest. Terms most reasoottui" Phone No. 593 MUhivtiA ooai Hai a good house for rent. ' Alflocoal to seU. We are I , ;n the combine. 'OA8PAR ZINTEb 4 BeHaBMHBssisie noM729 iVI.rlc- J. K. WILLIAMS Vlcsotnlno Shop General Machine Work of All Kinds Clay "Working Machinery for Stoneware a Specialty. OroworsofWIne Catawba Pure, Catawba A, Port, Sweet, Ives Seedling... Always on hind. All orders promptly filled. Special attention elves ts ell mill orders. SCHAEDLER U RHEIN, Eellj's Island, 0. I0BR0W MONEY From us on your own terms, also see us about that INSURANCE you have expiring soon. P. P. bock a CO. J. I A - . I Moving Vans, Teaming 19 02 la alld Transferring. "M 9 your coal bins now and avoid the rush." Office, Cor. Cherry and Canal sts. Tel. 25?. Iron L Castings and Bra For Every Purpose. Am Adamson, Exchange and Water Streets. The Dixon Transfer Co. Ccal, Transfer and Livery Packing, moving and storing of goods. Coaches, coupes and carriages for funerals, weddings, parties and callings. 123 and 125 Carroll st. Tel. No. 306 You Must Eat to Live Why not come where yen get the BEST HEALS at all hours? THE- ATLANTIC GARDEN European Restaurant DETTLING BROS., Props. 200-202 E. Market st. yJWlfWWWWWffl&WQ CLAMS LOBSTERS THK BANK OAFE, The Finest Bestanrant In Akron. MEALS SERVED AT ALL HOURS. rare mroRTZD xro domestic Wm Ooodea J OIers . 'Onter Central SaTinn Bank, JOHN KOERBER, Prop Primary. Secondary or Tertiary Blood Poison Permanently Cured. You can be treated at home under same guaranty. If yon have taken mercury, iodide potash, and still have aches and patds. Mucus Patches in .inoucn, sore xnroat, i-impies, uopper Colored Spots, Ulcers on any part of the body. Hair or Eyebrows falling out, write COOK REMEDY CO., 1239 Masonic Temple, Chicago, 111., for proofs of cures. Capital $500,000. We solicit the most obstinate cases. We have cured the worst cases In 15 to 85 ays. 100-page Book Free. ill For Sewlne Ma- chines. Typewriters, F Fire Anns, etc The Highest Orcde. dot It from j oar dealer. s, A Handsome Publication, "The Empire oi the South," Issued by the Southern Railway. "The Empire of the South," a 200 page book, handsomely illustrated, with most complete information ever compiled regarding the South and its industries is a valuable addition to any library. This book is issued by the South ern Railway, having been compiled at a large expense, and it is the handsomest publication of the kind ever gotten out. Copy will be forwarded promptly to any address upon application to W. A. Turk, genera passenger agent, Washington, D. C, with 15 cents to cover postage. Hunting and fishing books, "Land of the Sky" pamphlets, maps and other Illustrated literature mailed free to any address by, J. C. Beam, Jr., N. W. P. A., 80 Adams st Chicago, HI. 0."A. Baird, 216 Fourth ave., Louis ville, Ky. Wm. H. Tayloe, Asst. General Passenger Agent ' ouisville, Ky. Thanksgiving Rates via C, A. & C. Ry To all stations Nov. 20 and 80. Tick ets good returning until Dec. 1 inclusive. rtsHssH Ki CAUGHT !N THE ACT." Kott Poor Fnttermon Fully Expects to Be Boycotted. Patterson was in deep trouble. He cat on the steps with a faraway look In his eyes, and ever and anon he sighed. At last his wife put the baby in a cor ner behind a chair and, seating herself by the worried man's side, said: "Come, John, tell me all about It There's something on your mind." 'Tes," he answered, "I'm afraid I'll be turned out of the union, and you know what that means." "Great heavens," the poor woman cried, "what have you done?" "Well. I'll tell you the whole story," he answered. "The other day when I was going to work a big bulldog that had been making a regular business of running out at me whenever I pass ed the yard where he romped around came flying toward me as usual. 1 had made up my mind to settle with him, and when I heard him let out his first growl I jumped into the street and picked up a brick that happened to be lying there. Without thinking what I was doing I threw the brick us hard as I could and hit the dog In the ribs, knocking him down and caus ing him to scamper back to the yard as soon as he could get up." "Yes; what happened then?' "At the moment the brick struck the dog I happened to look around, and there was Trimber, the walking dele gate, eight behind me." t "Did the dog belong to him?" "No, but after the dog had run away the walking delegate went and picked up the brick and looked at the trade mark on It. Then he called me to where he stood. Mary, the brick had come from a yard where they employ scabs, and I'm afraid I'll be turned out and boycotted for handling non union goods." Chicago Times-Herald. Outlined. Pearl What is Irene doing with that crayon and paper? "I think she is drawing her grand father." Pearl H'mJ Tracing her ancestors, I suppose. There was a playful humor in Lord Tennyson that rarely showed itself un less the poet was within the familiar cir cle of his friends. John Blackwood, a member of the famous firm of publishers, gives an amusing instance of this in one of his letters: The Key. James White, rector of a neighboring parish, and Tennyson were chaffing each other, as their custom was, concerning the merits of their respective houses. "I believe part of Bonchurch belongs to yon," remarked the poet. ' "The whole of It," said White. "You mean," retorted Tennyson, "the hole you live in." And the Bev, James White was si lenced. LOCAL MARKETS. WHEATL67 CENTS. Retail Prices. Nov. 28, 8 p. m. Butter, creamory 80o, country 25c, lard 10c; eggs 25c to 28c; chickens, 14c per lb. dressed, spring chicken, 14o a lb. Corn, ear 25c per bushel, shelled 48c; oata 30c; hay 66 to 70c a hundred; straw 85c a hundred. Lettuce 19 to 20o per pound. Head lettuce 25c. Radishes, three bunches for 10c. Cucumbers 16c a piece. Tomatoes 25c a lb. Celery 10c a bunch. Potatoes, 60c a bu. Home grown cabbage, 5 to 12c head Caullfower, 10 to 25c a head. Hubbard squash, 2c a lb. Parnsnips 25c a peck. Turnips, 15c a peck. Vegetable oysters 7c a bunch. Wholesale Prices. Wheat 67o; oats 27c; corn, ear, 20c. corn, shelled, 37c; hay, $11 to $13; rye, 55c. Butter, creamery, 26c; country 15 to 20c; lard, 6 to 6Kc; eggs, 22c; chickens, live 7 to 8c, dressed 10c. Navy beans, $1.75; marrowfat beans $2.40. Potatoes 85to 40c. Cured hides, No. 1, 0J No. 2, 8Jc, greon,No. 1, 7&o, No. 2 6c, cured calf skins, No. 1, 10o, No. 2, 9&c; green, iso. l, ac; xso. z, c;taiiow, No. 1, 4c ; sheep pelts, 40 to 65c ; lamb skins 45c, Pork, dressed, 5V to 5 live 4c; beef, dressed, 6o to 8c, live 6Jo; mutton, live. 3c to 4Jo; dressed, 6o to 8c; spring lamb, 8to9e; pork, loins, 18c; veal, live 3 to 6c, dressed, 8s to 9c. Sncrar-curea nam. c to HMc: shoulder, 7 to 7Jo; California ham, G to 7c; bacon, 8 to 9c; dried beef, 11 to ivo; iara, simon pure, i in tub; 7c in tierces; country kettle 6c; pure lard, 6o. Lumber. Hemlock bill stuff $19 per m Norway bill stuff $23 per m Yellow pine siding No. 1 $27 per m Yellow pine flooring No. 1 common $25 pe"r m Yellow pine ceiling jno. i zi per m White pine lath No. 1, $6.00 per m White pine lath No. 2 $5.60 per 1000 Clear jed cedar shingles $3.50 per 1000. Clear hemlock shingles $2.75 per 1000. DON'T BUY LUMBER Until you get our prices and see onr grades. The Hankey Lumber Co., Wholesale and retell dealers In ..L.UIVIL3ER.. And manufacturers of Sash, Doors, Blinds, Etc 1036 South Main St. - Akron, O. 'Phone 29. BOB JREADYFOUCOMEESS THE NATION'S LEGISLATORS RETURN ING TO THE CAPITAL An Interesting nnd Spirited Session la Promised War Qnestions Are Uppermost Xot Forgrettine Past Heroes TVnshlnsrton Church at Alexandria. rSoecial Correspondence.1 WASHTSGTorf, Xov. 27. Within the next ten days the Fifty-sixth congress will be in session, and the season of ac tivity, legislative and social, will be fairly opened In the national capital Many senators and representatives are already here, and those who have not yet arrived have sent their clerks and agents ahead to make arrangements for their coming. The job hunters are here In force. Every new congress has to contend with these personages, and they come in shoals. There is, bow ever, little probability that there will be many material changes In the per sonnel of the employees of the senate and houe. So It Is likely to transpire that a great majority of the faithful fM ' m m TEE WAbHlNUTOS' CHUECH AT ALEXAIJDMA. who have made pilgrimages hither from distant state's with the hope of being able to serve their country for a consideration will be obliged to return to their homes -with ambitions unat tained. These are the days when the Wash ington boarding house keeper is in her glory. It Is quite possible to spot the presiding genius of a fashionable estab lishment of this kind by the serene smile that spreads Itself all over'her face during the last weeks of Novem ber, particularly during the weeks just preceding the "long session." WsSff-' Ington is just now an interesting study in many respects. The new members are arriving a few 'days prior to'ihe opening of congress to get acquainted with the capital and meet the men who win De xneir colleagues. u.nere .are many surnrlses in store for them. Tfie" first shock comes to the new memo'er when he discovers that, while he may be the biggest man alive among 'his constituents at home, his greatness does not appeal even to the negro bootblacks of the capital. There are other shocks and surprises awaiting him. He must run the gantlet of place hunters and lobbyists, male arid "fe male, and he will be extremely fortu nate if he gets through the first session in such a way as not to need any notes of explanation to those who sent him here. ' , As the Fifty-fifth congress had upon Its hands the momentous task of in augurating a war and providing for its successful prosecution, the Flfty-sjxth congress will' have on its hands the scarcely less Important task of dealing with the great questions resultant from that war. Hot since the reconstruction period has there been a congress which has had to do with weightier and more complex questions, and the chances are that this session will be one of the most interesting and spirited in the history of our national legislation. What to do with Cuba, how to han dle the Philippines, what course to pursue in governing Porto Rico these are questions growing out of" the war with Spam which are pressing for solu tlon. The consideration of these ques tions will be of especial interest, aside from their merits, by reason of the fact that the battle over them will not be fought on strictly party lines. In the upper house there are a number of Ee pabllcans who 'are likely to kick over the party traces when It comes to In dorsing the policy of the administra tion in the matter of expansion. Senator Mason of Illinois, Senator Foraker of Ohio, Senator Hoar of Mas sachusetts and probably Senator Per kins of California will be found vigor ously opposing the administration Senator Mason Is out for Mood. In Interviews, letters and speeches he has already expressed himself as un alterably and emphatically opposed to Philippine annexation, and has an nounced that he will have something to say worth listening to. It may not be well, however, for Democrats to bank too heavily upon the opposition of these senators, for two reasons in the first place the senate Is Republican, and besides there arc enough Democrats who are. Id accord with the president's policy to offset these defections. Among these are Senators Morgan of Alabama, Mc Laurin of South Carolina and Lindsay of Kentucky. There will be even a livelier time lu the house than In the senate over the questions growing out of the war, and altogether we may look for a session Id both branches abounding In vigorous oratory and stirring incident. Possibly as a result of the war and the sntlmeut of gratltudeto those who fought In it, , now fresh in the public mind, the project for the erection of the Memorial bridge across the Poto mac from Washington to Arlington has again been revUed, and it Is not Improbable that It will receive some consideration In congress. It Is pro posed that it shall be a memorial to all the nation's heroes, from "the Father of His Country" down to Its soldiers now fighting In the far orient. In the midst of our glorifying of the s s. ' -- V miWKWi N-.yne'urtjAAW 'i r .m nr vr. that we do not forget the heroes of the past. After a full century since his death, the devotion of the people to the memory of Washington grows bright er. The improved facilities of inter course have vastly multiplied the num bers who dk homage at his home and tomb at Mount Vernon, at his head quarters at Cambridge, Valley Forge, 'Morristown and Newburg, at the site of his oath taking as first president of the United States in New York and at other places associated with his dally life, military exploits and civic duty. Next to Mount Vernon, no place Is so interwoven with Washington's do mestic personality and individuality as the quaint old village of Alexandria, Va., a short distance from the national capital, and particular Interest centers In Christ church, with which his name Is closely associated. The church has lately been undergoing some repairs, which,, however, do not change its his toric character and architectural style. In addition to its association with the religious life of Washington, this quaint Episcopal church. In Its new dress, becomes one of the most at tractive types of exterior and Interior design of American colonial ecclesias tical architecture. The Interior Is now exactly as It was In Washington's day. The church is built of the small bluish brick imported by Lord Fairfax from England. The high pulpit, with wooden canopy (the latter In part reproduced), and tablets on either side of the chancel contain ing the Lord's Prayer, Apostles' Creed and Ten Commandments are the orig inal work. George Washington was a member of the first vestry of the church In 17Co, when he was a provin cial colonel, a large plantation owner and a leading figure In the province of Virginia. The present structure was begun In 1767, according to the specifications, and delivered to the vestry in 1773. At that time ten pews were sold. Colonel Washington purchased pew No. 5, agaldst the north wall, for 36 10s., be sides 5 additional. This pew is pre served Intact and Is marked by a silver plate bearing the autograph of Wash ington. It is not rented, but Is used for visitors to Unchurch during services. Since the construction of trolley lines from Washington to Mount Vernon and Alexandria, making these historic places cheaply and easily reached, the Interest of American citizens In every thing relating to General Washington seems to be on the increase, and the old Washington church is an especial Mecca for patriotic pilgrimages. Astronomers here as well as else where were greatly interested in the recently scheduled meteoric exhibition, and the Naval observatory was brought prominently Into requisition, but the sky gazers in the national capital, where there are superior facilities for study in this branch of scientific re search, got no better results than were attained elsewhere. The showers of Leonids did not materialize to any great extent. Either there was a mis take In announcing the date of Leo's great spectacular show, as suggested by Professor See, a prominent though sometimes mistaken astronomer, or our upper air was too dense and opaque at the time It was booked to take place to be seen by terrestrial eyes, even though aided by powerful telescopes. The Naval observatory Is one of the places of Interest In the Capitol City, rflS EQUATOBIAL TELESCOPE AT THE XAVAC OESERVATORY. particularly to those who care for the study of the heavens. In 1873 the ob servatory was provided with the Jar jest reflecting telescope In the world, though since that time a number of in struments havo been erected which equal and slightly surpass It, notably the one at the Lick observatory. About five years ago the old site of the Naval observatory, off the south of the White House, near the Potomac, was aban doned and a new one erected at Georgetown. At that time some Im provements were made In the mount ing of the great equatorial telescqpe, and It now ranks as one of the best Instruments in the world. Samuel Huzbaep. " $J)1l, "HI ain't seen yer h'out lately wi' your young lady, Mr. Tiniras." "She hain't my young hidy no longer now, Mr. Jones. I mm-rlml 'r las' Bud da v." f "n JL Chance. r ; - - AFEICAN RAILWAYS. JiNES MADE .PROMINENT BY THE PRESENT WAR. A Great Business Doom Expected When Peace Again Prevails For eign Management Hampers Doth British and Doer Railways. Special Correspondence. Cate Tow. Oct 29. As an Impor tant factor In the present war and the most potent Kflaence in the develop ment of the continent after peace Is restored, the railways of Africa arc of special interest The chief systems now In operation are those of the Cape and Natal governments and the Netherlands railways. The Cape gov ernment railways are the longest and most Important and may be taken as "the standard of Africa. The Nether lands railways are peculiar from the !&& RATAL BArLWAT STATION. fact that the management and equip ment are derived largely from Hol land. They are owned partly by the Transvaal government and partly by private parties. Passenger cars on this line are about half the usual length and mounted on four wheels. The freight cars are largely of steel. In which respect this unique line Is fur ther advanced than the pretentious railroads of America. Many ateel ties are In use, and the stations, freight sheds and engine houses are mostly of brick or stone. Certainly there is nothing about the roadway or equip ment of the Netherlands railways that can be criticised, but many extraor dinary stories are told about the man agement It is said to be a regular thing to have freight lost, damaged or stolen, and It Is utterly impossible to get any sort of recompense or explanation. The size of a shipment is no guarantee against loss. Several big steam boilers have been lost between Delagoa Bay and Johannesburg, and every effort to locate them was unsuccessful. Two carloads of lumber from Oregon dis appeared between the same places, and the consignee went to the railway officials and claimed damages. They took their own time in looking up the matter and then told him that he had not paid the freight, which amounted, according to their method of figuring, to three times the value of the lumber. The unfortunate consignee had no re dress and finally and wisely let the matterdrop. Where lost goods go to may be infer red from a case which caused much comment some little time ago. A re sponsible traffic official was accused of. stealing chickens and other things in transit-over the line. He was defend ed by the company's attorneys and re tained in Ills position during trial. He was opt convicted, and the chickens were, never found. Whatever may be sajd about the Netherlands railways, however, It cannot be alleged that they do not pay. The dividends have been about 25 per cent a year for some time, amounting 1o from $8,000,000 to $10, 000,000 per annum. Enormous net earnings are made in .the face of large expenditures for .betterments and no systematic efforts toward economy. There are three routes from the coast to the Transvaal. The shortest of these is that from Delagoa Bay, beginning at Lourenco Marques, passing 51 miles across Portuguese territory, and end ing' at Pretoria, the capital of the Transvaal. The total length of this line is 848 miles. The second shortest route to the Transvaal Is from Durban, the capital 'of the British colony of Natal. This line passes through Pleter- maritzburg and runs northwest skirt ing the boundary line of the Ororige Free State and passing through Jo hannesburg. The length of this line from Durban to Pretoria Is 440 miles. The third route Is from Cape Colony, one branch ending at Port Elizabeth and another at Cape Town, the capital of the Colony. By the Port Elizabeth route the distance is 724 miles. To Cape Town the distance from Pretoria (s about 1,100 miles. All the South African railways have a gauge of 3 feet 6 Inches. The Natal road has the steepest grades and re quires heavy engines to draw trains over the worst sections. Every few hundred yards there Is placed a low post with white arms pointing along the track In opposite directions. On one arm is usually marked the word "level" and on the other the figures "1" to "30" or whatever the grade may be. The whole lice Is laid out In these Short stretches of levels and steeps. The scenery In many parts of Natal Is strikingly picturesque, and the country will some day be a tourist resort. It Is the material development of Af rica, however, in which the railways are destined to figure most conspicuously, and It Is difficult to comprehend the commercial possibilities of the conti nent. Rates are high on all African railways, but It seems to make little dlflerence, as the traffic will bear It. The officials and employees of the Netherlands railways are all Holland ers or Boers, and none others need ap ply, Tho same spirit of nationality prevails on tho English colonial lines, where British blood Is more essential than character and experience In get ting and keeping good jobs. Cecil, Hoyt. HATS AND BONNETS. Thlriffs Handsome and Hideous In Feminine Headgear. Special Correspondence. New Yqbk, Nov. 27. The great horse show has come and gone and, like the pebble thrown Into the placid lake, leaves a ripple behind It which widens every day. The ripple Is the aftermath If the gorgeous display of elegant cos tumes which are to set the styles for winter. Thousands of desljjas of all sorts of things were offered to the la- plates of themselves for others to see and take note of. They choose from out all the designs, and what they de cide upon Is accepted by the rest of us as being the proper thing to wear. If everybody cannot have quite as rich kew fashions ct irnxrsEET. and expensive qualities, at least we can follow the shape, color Rnd gener al styles, and that Is what all America will do. We know now just what the leading modes are to be, and now that we are settled upon that point let us see what they are. First there must have been three or four tons of jet beading on view In the jreot show. When one remembers that this place covers one great big city block and that around three sides of it were packed In boxes all the men end wom en In "sasslety," one can imagine the quantity of jet and spangles when I say that 'four out of every five women glowed and scintillated like a circus rider; only the most of these spangles and beads wero black: The black' gowns and coats and also hats outnumbered all those of other colors by more than one-half. Gray came next White, In cloth, Venetian anil velvet was conspicuous, and black and white In combination 'often seen. Next to these came the soft and pleas ing pastel tints In cloth, china crape and velvet Cloth la oftenest seen, china crape next and velvet next I doubt if there was 'one purely silk gown there, though I did see one or two of black. satin duchess heavily beaded. ' The cloth Is made up Into the most elegant of tailor suits. Stitching and extremely fine braiding seem to be the preferred ornamentation The severity of lines and perfection of finish are al most exaggerated la these, yet the re sult justifies thenu There were some prune and mauve shades, also some automobile and brick dust reds and a very few bide shades seen. The black and gray are ahead of everything. There were two shades of green In evi dence In cloth and velvet It would be impossible to go Into de tails as to each lady's costume, but I may say almost every skirt warf tight around the hips and flaring more or less at the bottom which was very wide, and the skirts are too long really for walking. The effort to bring for ward plaited skirts seems to have fall en flat, so far as the fashions set at the horse show are concerned. The poke and great empire, bonnet have also received their quietus, and we see nothing but turbans, large and Small, capotes of every conceivable kind of material and with no end of spangled lace and tulle, toques "till you can't rest" as one lady said. The toques are exceedingly dressy and are small and close or large and covered with anything you want to put upon them from feathers to jewels, from lace and ribbon to fur, some of the most effective being composed for the most part of fur. I have been saving the best to the last To every one's surprise there were numbers of Gains borough picture hats in velvet of differ ent colorp, though mostly black, and covered with magnificent' ostrich plumes. The Gainsborough hat Is to be set oa the right side of the head so that the wide brim forms almost an aureole In shape for the face. They" are picturesque to a degree and, taken with the superb velvet and fur gar ments, make lovely woman look like a dream of beauty. Many white Gains- boroughs were Been with enormous picture plumes. These were the lead ing styles. The wraps were so beautiful and Be many that one Is bewildered trying to remember them. There are sur touts of velvet bordered with fur. These are sumptuous and comfortable. There are regular Newmarket shapes In velvet and fur, and there are cloth ones in the same shape, all bordered apparently with whatever fur came handiest Chinchilla Is seen In many .specially rich garments. It Is costly, and .the soft gray shades are exquisite. Mrs. Prescott Lawrence wore a silk warp henrletta cloth, sweeping In length and trimmed with narrow mil liner's folds of pale blue satin. There was a long cloak of the black lined and bound with the blue. A picture hat was of the pale blue, with ostrich plumes. This combination of pale blue and black. Is very Frenchy and taking. o Quve Harpeb. BHlville In MonrnlnK. We are In great sorrow because Dewey will not visit Billvllle. We had killed the fatted calf and made a pair of navy boots for him out of Its hide. and all the leading oxen cf the neigh borhood had been barbecued in his honor. The greasy pole which the mayor had promised to climb in the event of Dewey's coming has been taken down and chopped Into firewood. We have sent seven Billvllle physi cians to Washington to prescribe for Admiral Dewey, and every one Is sworn to tell him that nothing In the world will benefit him but tho climate of Billvllle. Dewey's relations, 750 In number, left yesterday fon their respective homes. Atlanta Constitution. His Tlepertorr. "What have you. been playing during your present tourl" "We played 'Hamlet' and 'King Lear on the stage," answered Mr. Stormlng ton Barnes. "Were there no comedies In your rep ertory?" "Only one. When wo came to count nn the box office receipts. It was usual- WHERE BEEFIS MADE HEW CONDITIONS CONFRONT THE WESTERN CATTLE KINGS. tVlth the Fasslnsr of Free It ante It I Xecessarr to Secure Title to Land For Pasturasre Bljf Enterprises on a Sounder Basis. Special Correspondence. Desveb, Nov. 28. Have the bi? western ranges seen their days of glo ry? One would think so from reading eastern newspapers and some of the matter which passes for literature In leading magazines. The picturesque cowboy is mourned by romantic writ ers, and ine cattle kings read with In terest the endless obituaries of their race. There Is of course something In all thi3 talk, but there Is no impending annihilation of cowboys, cowmen or cows. The system of free grazing on hundreds of square miles of public land has Indeed seen Its day. The big live stock concerns are acquiring title to their pasturage on the best terms attainable, and some of the great ranges are being cut up Into small farms. On the other hand, there are schemes of consolidating small hold ings Into large ones, and It la not un likely that the final result of present changee will be merely the acquisition of legnl titles to lands which have heretofore been held by the mere pres tige of possession. All the desirable free land has for some time been occupied, and keen competition has risen among cattle raisers, which ha3 recently been Inten sified by the phenomenal advance In the price of beef. Few people have a very clear Idea of the profits of beef production, and a statement recently made by Dr. Cresswell, the state vet erinarian of Colorado, is especially In teresting at the present time, as It is generally accepted as authoritative Dr. Cresswell states that a corn fed, high class 1,400 pound steer will dress 60 per cent or 840 pounds meat mak ing, less 84 pounds shrinkage, 756 pounds net Of this the prime cuts amount to 35 per cent or 264.60 pounds, and 65 per cent of common meat, or 491.40 ponnds. This prime meat Is worth and sells to meat mar kets, wholesale, at 15 cents per pound, or $30.69. The second class Is worth 7 cents per pound, or $34.29, making a total of $74.08. The original animal costs the packer $77, $5.50 per 100 pounds. "The Droflt" says Dr. Cress well, "lies In the hide and offal, leav ing a net profit of from $1 to $2 a head, and Qnly by the large number handled Is the business capable of being done at the small profit The retailer makes ABAKQEAEISrOCEAT. his profit between the price paid the packer and the price he gets from the consumer. 'Raising, maturing and fat-" tenlng an animal that will weigh 1,400 pounds on agricultural produce can easily be demonstrated to bear not more than 12 per cent profit on the capital invested at present prices." There are marked changes for the better in methods of feeding and shel tering cattle. The old way was to let the animals rustle, as It is called on the plains, eating where grass could be found and starving where it could not, enduring the blizzards If endurance were possible and dying where it was not This sort of thing was neither humane nor profitable, and a medium method Is being Introduced which pro vides for some special feeding in se vere weather, but nothing like the coddling and stuffing indulged in by many eastern farmers, whose well meaning kindnesses often ruin the con', stitutlon of their herds. With ownership of land at a dollar or two an acre added to capital aoj count and some expense for special feeding, beef cannot hereafter be pro-4 duced at old time cost In successful, years, but taking good seasons and bad' ones as they have followed each other In the past decade the average results have not probably been much more satisfactory than they will be under the new conditions. However, there is a general send ment in the west that the world will not soon again see the cheap prices for beef that prevailed a few years ago. The, east is waking up to the fact that there is money In beef production on land of moderate value, and many farmers are Introducing the leading beef breeds among their live stock. This will always place a limitation upon prices In the west and keep the business upon the basis of merit rather than manipulation. To the eater cf beef the radical change In the quality of the product of the ranges Is a matter of interest and congratulation. The tough Texas steer of former daji, with big horns andiron muscles, was in life the symbol of ter ror and In death the creator of dyspep sia. Instead of this race of monsters, range herds are now made up largely of blooded Hereford?, Shorthorns, Gal loways and Aberdecn-Angnses. a veri table "bovine aristocracy. They are Joy alike to the eye and the palate. What many people Imagine to be a breaking up of the big ranges is really nothing but a healt&y change in meth ods. Farmers In therwest as well as the east will of course raise small lots of cattle which In the aggregate will amount to millions, but, the bonanza ranges will continue as long as the country runs to gigantic enterprises. Peteb Welch. Taking; a Bath In Johannesburg-. "They say that the "Boers are a dirty people. Is that overdrawn?" "The South African Republic U sub jected to long sieges of drought. I went there in February. Great rivers had been dried up, and the country suffered fear fully from a drought of several months. For the first three days in Johannesburg I used the same water to bathe ray face. The fourth day.i Sunday, I got three bot tles of mineral water to be used in my Sunday ablutions. Some people bought dozens of bottles of water tt 12ra cents a bottle for their bsths. Of course the poor could not afford such a luxury often. 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