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The "Fourth of July Rush- from Town Ha3 Alroady Begun. Smart Costumes In Newport The Influ ence of London Modes I" poll Hniurt Dressing Here liver-Eater llati and l'lunie. copviucht, 1S96.J The June weddings are over ond :is there is nothing now to hold people in their town houses, the com ing week will see the descent upon New port, not fully populated as jet, of one horde of fashionables from the teeming town and another returning hot-foot from Europe. "And like two streams that meet and pour each through each till, core in core, a single self reposes," they will with one voice demand: "What are they going to wear this sum mer?" and "what are they going to do this simmer?" Celebrate the glorious Fourth that's one Uiing on the Incus a non lucendo principle, by running away from it; nuy, by remaining shut within protest ing doors even as one would do at home; for the excursionists will be here in force and aristroeratic Newport will, as it does on Sund:iys,mutely rebel against their presence by seclusion. And, as on Sundays, the watering carta will take a rest and let the dust of Bellevuo settle unreproved on the gay costumes of the invaders. Until that day, golf and bicycling. Newport tried to frown on bicycling, of course, because it is so popular. But the seductive wheel won and now any day you may see the heiresses of mil lions in public sight on Bellevuo avenue, with old Johnson, the colored man, teaching them the wheel. Any day but Sunday or a holiday. The just-at-present most famous duchess In England learned the cyclist's art in just that way. Newport can be very unconventional, when it is quite sure the wrong people aren't around. Miss (iertrude Vanderbilt's engage ment is being celebrated at a round of small teas and luncheons, where the the queer sleeves, the beefeater hats and ich dien plumes." hostesses and guests are so young nnd girlish as to suggest a class in a high school. Kitty Duer's tea was the first of the series; and it may be remarked, by the way, that Miss Duer is rapidly assuming in the swell set the place held successively by Mrs. Duncan Elliott when she was Radio Hargous and by Mrs. ('. Oliver Isclin when she was Hope Goddard; the place of an acknowledged belle, which depends quite as much upon intellectual quality n.s upon mere beauty. Miss Duer is quite ;is brirrlrt at her cousins .Mice nnd Cnrr-lino Duer, the pv: Hut to return to otir muttons, or to our wools and our f;.lries at. nny rate: There is a "new sleeve," the upper part. hereof is of the puff order, but so complicated in its pu'TVry as to suggest n series of iTiiill globes ni:d cylinders mashed r.vMessly '.np-tber. Below, the bleeve is v-vw-, . w la mi.-us-quetnirc.of, course. The i.nv sleeves are adaptable to nil Kir.ds of gowns, fn;ir. dotted mus lins and printed zephyrs with inser tion to heavier Mn'iV. cf wool with stiff linings nnd dotted m-lii:s are just as popular I'.'Ik year as they were years ami V( ;:;-.). just such muslins as onr patri.it'.1 jrrai'.dniothcrs von1. It is noticeable nltoiit huts that they irrthl.-ti'e.ly hiiegest Loudon in two ways: Four out of live of them have the beef-eater frown as pat as if they just came out of the tower, and three out of four of them have three ostrich plumes arranged in the prince of Wales. Ich Dim style, just as if they had been removed from their premutation coiff ures at the queen's drawing-room to coldly furnish forth a street hat. So strong nre loth these features in New port as to suggest anew the growing kifluc'.iee of London modes, for neither the beefeater crown nor the triple plume is especially dear to the heart of the Paris milliner. There are continual revelations of novel allies in dress material. Canvas nnd lace "go together" now a canvas skirt with a laee jacket garnished with a touch of velvet nnd worn over a chif fon front. The sleeves are canvas, 1here is a ruflle alas! that I must say it! at the. skirt's bottom, and the Jf!"!;et skirts are of the bnsque order. The corselet is extremely popular In up-to-date corsages. Violet and blue again collide in Paris hats, the latter for the feathers, the former for tlie fabric. An oddity is a hat a la Japannise of mushroom color nnd shape, trimmed Sith rosettes of tulle nnd an osprey of bright green. The hateful frills appear again . in an otherwise charming cos tume of book muslin, with braces and belt of tangerine-tinted ribbon edged with lace. These ribbon-and-lace ends bang away dowu the back, and across the skirt are not one, but two or three bands of the lace without the ribbon. White muslin and black laee over checked silk is an odd combination, and a charming costume is a black and white Bilk skirt with a black coatbodice and on embroidered white satin waist coat. The grass linens and lawns are by no means always in lightshndes over dark. A silk grass law n in very dark shades is now seen over pale blue silk; silk, in the sample I saw, embroidered part of the way up, waist-banded in blue ribbon nnd embroidered at the cuffs of the ruehed sleeves. There is a great use for afternoon gowns of fichus and other forms of lace und lace-like frippery. A white dotted muslin will be seen made up with black lace insertion over pink or green glace; nor is there lack of the flounce, pure and simple, or rather far from simple. The bloomer bathing suit is made with a short skirt over it. In many bath ing resorts this summer, the bloomers will be frankly worn without the skirt, as the bicycle has taught the wearer confidence; but hardly in Newport. The matei'als may be dotted white flannels, or preferably cream or gray, trimmed with black ribbon and worn with a jaunty cap, or black cravette trimmed with white silk braid, or flannel cut in bolero jacket with a full blouse waist. A jaunty effect is given by sandals with straps lacing half way up to the knee. The necks of modish gowns are always cut modestly high, the sleeves short and the skirt not so long as the bloomers by two or three inches. The girls are reveling this season in gay buttons, enamels and moonstones and china a.nd Dresden effects, though many of the gowns conceal the open ings ns cleverly as possible. Silks, embroidered mulls, dotted mus lins, taffetas, foulards and crepes nre the season's favorite materials, with linens and lawns and laces for over effects nnd drapery. It is a frou-frou year. ELLEN OSBORN. Water Three Dollars a Quart. In speaking of the I'npazo Indians Mr. MeGee said: "They inhabit a coun try of broad plains, with mountain ranges between. The mountains are re markably rugged and rise sharply from the lowlands. All over the plains live the Indians. The country is one of the most arid regions on the face of the glol'e, a whole year passing sometimes without a drop of rain. Geologically, it is a curious place. The streams rise in the mountains, but never reach the sen, and the debris carried by the rivers, instead of finding its way to the ocean, is sprcrd upon the plains, the rivers drying up Wore they reach the sea. Semland, in the state of Sonora, was never seen by a white man until nhjut two years :go, when the bureau of ethnology sent out an expedition to ex plore that region. The natives are con stantly vigilant every moment, from day to day, week to week, month to month, year to year, expecting and ("reading the approach of an enemy. They are always prepared for any emer gency. The dearth of water was the greatest obstacle to the exploration. Every drop we used was carried from 12 to 15 miles by men under heavy guard. Water there is more valuable than gold, and often we measured it out in spoonfuls. In counting the dan gers and labor of securing water we istimated it worth at frqm three dol lars to four dollars a qmu't." Chicago Best. On tho Knc-ed Edge, Attorney for I'laintill Madam, what, is your age? Fair Defendant (on the stand) I de cline, to answer. Attorney On what grounds? Fair Defendant On the ground that it would tend to criminate myself. His Honor Explain yourself, madam, or you will have to nnswer the ques tion. Fair Defendant I hold, your honor, that it would tend to damage my reputa tion for truth nnd veracity. IILs Honor The point is well taken. The witness need not answer. To Date. I The first grcnt fire in an American city occurred at Boston August S, ' 1679. 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The Brown Wagon, Osborne binders, mowers, and rakes, Aultman & Taylor engines anj threshers, the Aermot or wheels, towers, pumps and fixtures. Do you remember that before Weaver opened up shop you were paying 10 and 12c each for sections, 40 and 50c each for guards, 35 and 40c each for rake teeth, and other repairs in proportion, and that you now buy 30 per cent, cheaper. Long experience and closo study bas taught me how to buy and sell to benefit my customers. I always keep a good assortment of the above on hand. In return I would ask a liberal share of your patronage. HAD A GREAT TIME. A Monster Rntlllraclou Meeting Held In Cunlon Thousands of Republicans Prei nt. Cantox, O.. Juno 29. The nomina tion of McKlnley was ratified with pomp and ceremony Saturday after noon. The outpouring of people from Cleveland and other cities of Ohio was very large. The people began coming into the city at an early hour in the morning. All day long crowds hung about the McKinley residence and a lively stream of callers poured in at tho gate. The speaking in the afternoon was from a stand erected at one end of a large vacant lot Th$ meeting was presided over by Judge W. R. Day, of Canton, who made a pleasant speech and introduced Presi dent Wolcott, of the Tippecanoe club yf Cleveland, who made an address and was followed by Gen. C. H. Gros venor. Hon. James II. Hoyt, of Cleveland, followed Gen. Grosvenor. His speeoh was humorous and was heartily ap plauded. Mr. Charles Emory Smith was heartily greeted when the chair man introduced him as the friend of Blaine, Garfield, Harrison and McKin ley. A glee club sang a campaign song and before tho song was finished Maj. McKinlej came upon the platform. In a moment there was an outburst of ap plause nnd cheering. When he rose to speak the noise was deafening. The evening parade which Maj. Mc Kinley reviewed was elaborate and closed the ratification demonstration. Will Get u Forced Vacation. Fall River, Mass., Juno 29. As a result of the decision reached at the meeting of the Arkwright club 1n Bos ton, a paper which binds subscribers to shut down their mills four weeks dur ing the next two months lias been gen erally signed. Tho curtailment will effect the greater part of New England and will give a forced vacation to from 50,0'JO to 75,000 mill operatives. A 8100,1(00 Fire. Patkkson, N. J., Juno 29. Tho Todd mill, occupied by three silk firms and u machine shop, was destroyed by tire last niyht. The loss is estimated at tlOO.UOO. A I'ure i'tike. Washington, June 25. State depart ment oiiieials are satisfied that the let ter alleged to have been received by a relative of (Jen. Fitzhugh Loo from the litter, containing severe reductions on the Spanish methods in Cuba and pub lished in several newspapers, is a fake, pure aud simple. The relativo in ques tion denies absolutely that lie received suoh a letter and also says that ho has not been in correspondence with tho consul general for several months. If the Spanish government makes any in quiry about the matter it would be positive evidence that no such letter was written by lien. Leo. Four Hundred Armenians Klllncl. Const Avnxori.K, June 25. Advices received here from Van, Asia Sliuor, say that in tho outbreak which oc curred there on Monday 4U0 Armenians were killed and that the trouble was renewed Tuesday. A large number of persons have taken refugo in the Urit ish consulate. K Hod by a Laailnllilo. Muxtoumeky, W. Va., Juno 23. A severe wind aud rain storm passed over this section yesterday. Immense landslide are reported at St. Clair, Edgewater, Crescent and Union mines. At Crescent two houses were washed from tho mountain sides. In one of '.hem l'hil Clark was crushed to death. A Commerce Kxtendlns Trip. Philadelphia, June 23. All ar rangements for the trip to South America under tho auspices of the Na tional Association of Manufacturers have beca completed and tho party will sail from New York to Southamp ton on tho American line steamship St. Paul next Wednesday. From South ampton the party will sail on July U on the steamer Danube for tho river Plate countries of South America. The trip will extend over about three months and the party wi',1 bo duo in Now York again about October 1. The will consist of about 15 inetu- -7--r- I ' "' ih,.' .t,.i-v ' The Janney Comilion Steel vs. Cast Iron, 111 Jib Steel has superceded Iron In all structural work where the greatest strength and durability are required. The old-fashioned cast-iron has made way for the which is made cf cold-rolled steel (the strongest steel) and malleable iron (iron that by an expensive process, is made unbreakable), and the whole construction is riveted by hand (the honest way). 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