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I once knew all the birds that came And nestled in onr orchard trees; For every flower I had a name— My friends were woodchucks, toads end bees; I knew where thrived in yonder glen Whet plants would soothe a stone bruised toe— Oh, I was Yery learned then— But that was very long ago. I Knew the spot upon the hill Where the cbeckerberries coaid be found; I knew the rushes near the mill. Where pickerel lay that weighed a pound! I knew the wood—the very tree— Where lived the poaching, saucy crow. And all the woods and crows knew me- But that was very long ago. And, pining for the joys of youth, 1 tread the old familiar spot. Only to learn the solemn truth — I have forgotten, am forgot. Yet here’s this youngster at my knee Knows all the things I used to know; Tc think I once was wise as he — But that was very long ago. I know it’s folly to complain Of whatsoe’er the Pates decree; Yet. were not wishes all in vain, I tell you what my wish should be; I’d wish to be a boy again. Back with the friends I used to know; For I was. oh! so happy then — But that was very long ago. —Eugene Field. | AT THE 01 D FARM ! •i- v 'i"H <—H— c-> PRETTY rosy-eheeked girl, with round bare ifrma, was seat- the top step of the farmhouse piazza, busily shelling beaus, exchang ing sentences occasionally with a stal wart young fellow who was ostensibly shingling the barn near by. The air was heavy with perfume or wisteria and cinnamon roses, while from the hedge came the soft notes of a wood thrush. A pair of tiny hum ming birds shimmering in the sunlight darted to and fro, plunging their long bills into the blossoms of the vine that covered the porch, while over ail hov ered the sweet silence of a summer afternoon. The young man had given up all pretense of work and lay stretched out In the sun on the sloping roof with hands closed behind his head, at peace with the world and himself. “I say, Nan, I wish 1 owned this farm; it’s a jolly old place.” “Well, It will all be yours some day, To in, and then 1 suppose Ton will send your poor ‘cousin by marriage’ tlyin',’’ B..id Nan, with a mirthful twinkle in her eyes. “I would shake you for that speech, my girl, if It wasn’t too much trouble,” said Tom, loftily. Just Then there was a sound of splin tering wood, six feet of brawn and muscle shot rapidly downward, and with a “plunk” disappeared in the water butt. Nau gave a shriek of laughter, and ran to help the Immersed Adonis, but there was no answering laugh; Instead, a quiet that frightened her. Tom was not a practical joker, still It did not seem possible that be could be seriously Injured. What t hould she do? The men were all down in the hay field, and Tom might drown while she went for help. Her eye lighted on the chopping block. It was a huge affair, but she managed to drag it to th~ side of the butt, and, climbing up, discovered poor Tom, doubled up like n jackknife. As her cries reached his stunned ears, he collected his wits, but did not move. Nan was leaning over the side, with the tears streaming down her pretty face. “On. Tom. please fret up. Dear Tom —O, what shall 1 ilo ? He will drown before any one comes.” And she reached frantically for his collar. Torn's head was just above the water, luckily, and with returning breath he said: “Don’t cry. Nan. I’m not dead by a long shot, but my ankle is twisted and you'll have to get someone to help me out of this.” “I am afraid you will faint again,” said Nan, as he turned white with a spasm of puin. Tom pulled himself together with an effort. Tills was altogether too good a chance to lose. Nan had teased him for the last year, driving him wild by accepting Invitations from all the different swains who worshipped at her shrine, but with rare wisdom he had concealed his jealousy. He had proposed to her, but she, with a voung maid's distaste for the final surrender, had refused to answer. “Perhaps so. some day,” was her only reply to his earnest. “Will you marry me. Nan?” Now was his opportunity. "Nan.” in a purjtosely weak voice, “don’t leave me, dear. 1 feal dread fully—as If I were slipping— away— away—you do—love—me—a little, don't you, dear?” "Y—es, Tom. But for goodness sake try to get out. Here, I'll help you. Can't you stand on the other foot at all?” Tom made frantic efforts to attain nn upright position, holding on to the llrni little brown hand tightly. It was serious work getting out, but he finally managed It. aud sank ex hausted ou the Mock, leaning meau while helplessly on Nan's shoulder. Suddenly he clasped the amazed girl. In a strong embrace. “The ankle is bad enough, my girl, but It's worth it all to see those ti*ars for me on your dear face. Now, how soou are you going to be my little wife? No, no. my dear!” as Nan in dignantly tried to get away, “I know you love me now. aud you can't put me off any longer.” “Well -perhaps I do." said Nan, as she raised her April face to receive hie first kiss. —Indianapolis Sun. THE OLD LOG SCHOOLHOUSE IS mow A RELIC Of THE PAST. The old log schoo!house remains in the memory of many a city resident. But the days of log sohoolhousos are numbered —at least In Indiana, says an exchange. A solitary sohoolbouse among the hills of Clark county and another one near Ferdinand. Dubois county, are the only ones remaining, and the latter has been weatherboard ed and plastered until it no longer re sembles the olden-time temple of learn ing. The day of the master, of switches, and strenuous Instruction in the three R's te no more. Now our progeny Is ruled by petticoats, persuasion and in structed In the mysteries of so-called “fads.” The log seboolhouse, at Sts start, was but a primitive apology, and Its existence was readily discouraged Daughters DAUGHTERS of the Revolution who are snch in fact as well as name are dwindling in numbers as the years Increase, but Wisconsin contains two, both retaining excellent memories of the continental sol diers who were their fathers. One is Mrs. Belsey Robinson Meade, of Waldo, Sheboygan County, and the other Mrs. Jane Powers Walker, of Wnupun. Mrs. Meade's father was Peter Robinson, a soldier under Benedict Arnold. She was born in ISII and is now an enthusiastic "daughter” in the society registers as well as in fact. Her recollections of her father are interesting side lights on a great struggle. They are not parts of history. They belong to the story of the life of the private soldier in the long struggle. Her father was with Arnold when the treachery which was to have delivered West Point to the English was discovered. lie was with that American general during the period of starvation which his soldiers under went. “I have often heard my father tell,” said Mrs. Meade, “of how Arnold's soldiers were nearly starved to death. He himself became so weak that he could hardly stand, and he saw hardy men lie prone on the ground only to be aroused when hunger drove them frantic.” Of this period Mrs. Meade's son, C. U. Meade, of Plymouth, Wis., said: “I was with my grandfather a great deal during the last two years of his life and he told me of an incident during the time he and the other soldiers so nearly died of starvation. One day matters came to such a pass that the men could hardly stand for lack of food. About half a mile from the camp wws t where he knew that the housewife kept a cow. He determined to reach that farmhouse at about the time the woman would be through milking and beg for a drink of milk. With great difficulty he reached it. He was so weak that he could not walk. He had to crawl. The woman had just finished and had the milk in a bucket. He asked her for a drink and she said she had nothing for Tories. “At this added insult he fairly broke down and cried. It was the reflection of the suspicions that people round about were already casting oh Arnold, and, by indirection, on ills troops. The woman remained firm in her refusal and he dragged himself back to camp, weaker than he was when he started the trip.” At the close of the war Peter Robinson applied for and secured his pension. One of the signatures on the pension papers is an interesting one. It is the name of Enoch Crosby, the original of “Harvey Birch” in Cooper's novel “The Spy,” who was a personal friend of Mrs. Meade's father. She Is the sole survivor of a family of ten. Mrs. Walker was born In Ferrlsburg, Vt„ in 1810. She is the daughter of John Powers, one of the minute men who fought the battles of Lexing ton and Bunker Hill. He was 27 years old when he enlisted in the Con tinental army with six brothers, one of whom was killed during the war. Mrs. Wt ikor’s grandfather also was with the American troops in the war. She is the only survivor of a family of sixteen children. Both Mrs. Walker and Mrs. Mead a are members of the Fort Atkinson chapter, D. A. R. as soon as anything betxer could be devised. Teachers’ salares were pretty low, too. In those days. There wasn’t any teachers’ ftderation, and it probably wouldn’t have had much effect if it had existed. There are records in Indiana of teachers whose magnificent incomes OLl) FI6H CREEK SCHOOLHOUSE. amounted to $lO a term “and an over coat,” Later the prices rose to the magnificent sums of $3 r. month for “inarms” and $lO a month for “mas ters.” And the teacher usually took it out in eating and bedding “boarding ’round.” There were few “inarms” then —woman’s brains being deemed in sufficient for the of teaching. Of Ancient Origin. Men address their friend and com rade, the dog, in their own language; but for every other domestic animal they have a special language, and It is a notable fact that each of these lan guages can be traced back either to the first settlers of the country in which it is now used or to some country at the other end of the globe. Almost all Europeans, when they wish to stop a horse, say “Ho!” or “Whoa!” In like manner the old Greeks and Romans said “Obi* and the Hindoos, as far back as three thous and years ago. said “You,'' which Is a Sanscrit word and means “Stop!” An English milkmaid, when she starts to milk a cow. says “Soh!” and in Sanscrit the word “Sail” is the imperative of the verb "to keep still.” English shep herds, when they call their flocks, cry “Caday!” and in the old Anglo-Danish tongue “Cade” signified “lambs.” Fi nally. farmers call a calf “bos” or “bossy,” and "bos” Is the Latin name for an ox. These farmers, however, use even a more extraordinary word, for they cry “cohos” to their cattle when they wish them to lie down, and this word Is composed of “bos” and of The Sanscrit “gou,” which means “stretch yourself out at full length.” Absence of Smoke In Berlin. According to consular reports. Berlin, although a busy manufacturing city, is one of the cleanest and best kept In Europe. The smokeless condition of DESIGN EOR MOVING SIDEWALKS TO RELIEVE CONGESTION IN CHICAGO STREETS. Moving sidewalks are the latest proposal to relieve the congestion in the “down '.own" part of Chicago. The Multiple Speed and Traction Company, of Chicago, which owns the patents ind which proposes to solve the problem, suggests the building in a subway of three parallel moving piat.orras. one going at the rate of three miles, another at the rate of six miles, and the third at the rate of nine miles an hour. The fast moving platform ia fur nished with seats and the passengers can step from one to the other walk without being Jolted. It is calculated that a triplex sidawalk of this kind 1H be capable of transporting 63,000 persona an hour the Berlin atmosphere is ascribed to three facts—the preponderant use of coke and briquettes, which are practi cally smokeless; the skilful scientific construction of boiler furnaces and chimneys, and, finally, the high stand ard of skill that is taught and enforced among firemen who stoke furnaces with coal for steam and manufactur ing purposes. Before a man can as sume such a charge he must be taught the theory and practice of economical, scientific firing, by which the coal Is distributed in such a manner and quan tity over the grate surface as to secure the most perfect combustion of its vola tile elements. The Silesian coal n==d in Berlin In most large steam plants and factories is rich In bitumen, and would rank below many of the bitu minous coals of the United States, and yet the long, dense, trailing clouds of smoke so familiar a sight in many American cities are rarely seen in that section of Germany, where the indis criminate shovelling of ?n\v bituminous coal into the steam and other furnaces is considered an ignorant and wasteful proceeding. Easily Explained. So many quick retorts are ascribed to the “Autocrat of the Breakfast Table” that it sometimes seems as if the witty pc?t could scarcely have taken time to eat or sleep. The last reply Is quoted by a man to whom it was made only a few months before the death of Doctor Holmes. The talk between the two men had fallen on the s,-eject of age. “You're five years my junior,” said Doctor Holmes, “but I believe I don't envy you.” “I can't see why you should,” said his frieml. “Y<ui carry your years much more lightly than I fk> mine.” “That's natural,” said the autocrat. “I've had five years' more practice.” No Delay. Mamma, on hearing that her sister had received anew little girl, said to Lillian, her little daughter: “Lillian, auntie has anew baby, and now mamma is the baby's aunt. Papa is the baby’s uncle, and you are her little cousin.” “Well.” said Lillian, wonderingly, "wasn't that arranged quick!”—Little Chronicle. She Meant Business. Merritt —A man shouldn't bother a woman by talking business. Cora —That’s right, dear. If vou mean business go talk to papa.—Smart Set. __ _ A woman doesn't consider that her pastor does his duty unless he asks her every time he 6ees her if they are all well at home. news of Wisconsin. A WEEK’S RECORD OF STATE HAPPENINGS. Death HiJca in Coal— Railroad from Milw.,nkee to East St, Louis Project ed—La Crosse Unions 1 nvoke Obsolete Laws —Heiress Marries Coachman. Powder in anthracite coal caused an explosion at the home of John Gilbay, a Racine mail carrier and his daughter may die of injuries she received. The coal had been placed in the stove a few moments before the explosion. The stove was blown to atoms by the explo sion and coal was thrown in every direc tion. One of the pieces of iron from the stove struck the 34-year-old daughter of Mr. Gilbay and severely injured her. Pieces of coal were thrown into a cradle in which two little children were seep ing, hut they escaped without injury. Neighbors heard the explosion and r till ed to the house. They found the room filled with deadly gas and rhe mother struggling to get her live children out into the open air. The little ones were carried out through the window. The room was badly wrecked and almost all of the furniture was completely demol ished. Mr. Gilbay bought the coal from a local dealer and this was tiie first time he used any of it. It is thought that some of the blasting powder used in mining did not explode when the blast was fired and that it remained in tin con 1. New Railroad Is Projected. The Milwaukee and Southern Rail way Company, which will construct a railway line from Milwaukee to East St. Louis, 111., has organized by tiling articles with the Secretary of State at Madison. The motive power to be used is not stated, but it is understood it will be an -lectric line. The company is organized with s3o.o<>o ,-apirul stock. The incorporators are Earl Purcells, Roy B. Talsir. Robert A. Peet. Chicago, and John B. Wallace and Harry A. Por ter. Mukwouago. The line, which will be about 500 miles in length, will run through the counties of Milwaukee. Wau kesha. Racine, Kenosha, ltock and Wal worth. in Wisconsin, thence south to East St. Louis. Weds Her Father’s Coachman. Oshkosh society was stirred the other day by the announcement of the jhnar ringe of one of its prominent members to her father's former coachman. There was no elopement. The parties were Miss Barbara Miller, daughter of the late Colonel L. M. Miller, formerly member of Congress, ami George Stel zer, who was coachman for Colonel Mil ler until his death some months ago. Mrs. Stelzer received by her father's will the sum of $50,000, and the Golden Eagle Block on Main street, which is worth as much more. Seltzer has gone into the real estate business. The mar riage took place March 5 at Menominee, Mich. [ May Enforce Blue Laws. The labor unions of La Crosse have invoked the law to enforce Sunday clos ing and promise to close La Crosse up tight and enforce the obsolete blue laws which have always remained on the stat ute books. George W. Briebe, a union barber, was arrested on complaint of the secretary of the barbers’- union. Briebe is accused of 'opening his shop on Sunday. The trial is creating great interest aliout the city, as it will afford a practical test of the power of the union to prevent the breaking of union agree ments and to do so by enforcing obso lete State laws. Shoots Two nt Kenosha. Believing he had been robbed. Albert Brown shot Henry Van Dusen. of Madi son, and Joseph Van Este. of Columbus. Ohio, in n house known as tiie “Four Corners,” just west of Kenosha. It is feared both his victims will die. Brown was captured by Chief of Police Roinohl after an exciting struggle. He refuses to make any statement. It is said he was crazed by drink. Milwaukee Growing Fast. The publisher of the Milwaukee city directory- believes that the population of the city will be shown by the coming canvass to aggregate more than 315.000. Tiie census of ISHH* credits the city with u population of 285,315. All Over the State, Ed Johns was killed while driving a "bus from the depot at Athens, lie fell front his scat, breaking his neck. Percy M. Clark, a prominent and pop ular young society man of Appleton, was killed by a falling tree in tin woods | near W'iettenlierg. where he was em ployed with a Northwestern Railway | surveying party. Newton King, who pleaded guilty to a | charge of bigamy, was sentenced by : Judge Goodland, of Crandou, to two I years in VVaupun prison. King eloped 1 with the young daughter of Postmaster Delamater. of Eaonu. At Haciue Henry Strauss was arrest ed on the. charge of threatening to kill his divorced wife. Strauss paid a line of $lO and costs, the charge having been changed to carrying concealed weapons. The divorced wife refused to appear against her former husband. Because of family trouble of long standing. Thomas Polleran. agpd -ft) years, emptied the contents of a double barrel shotgun into the arm and brea. t of his. brother James, aged 00, at Cale donia. The injured mail's arm has been amputated and he is near death. Ames Holbrook was instantly killed at Mosinee by a load of lumber falling on his head. Holbrook had crawled under the load to take out the kingbolt when the team started and the load dropped f.-,m the frou trucks, catching Ids head b't ween the lumber and the ground. He was 4if years old and is survived by a wife and six ehildreu. Joseph Cook. 2T> years old. was drown ed in the Kan t’laire River at Cation Station. He was giving an exhibition to bystanders by walking over the over head trestle work whe - he lost his bal ance and fell into the water. The body of an unknown Infant was found in the woods near Fall Pity by Charles Harshman and Jack Dodge. It had been placed in a bog and evidently had been there all winter. Coroner Cal laway. of Menominee, was sent for and upon arriving there found that the re mains had di*ap|*earvd. A thorough in vestigation wil be made. Guy Eager, who recently disappeared from Chicago, having in his pock et, and suppose ! r*4 have Wen murdered, has u r.::e;i !,N mother i:i K o ine. *aj - ing he is located at Springfield. 111. Koiiiu Wolff, the 4-vear-oid son of Mr. and Mrs Adolph Wolff, of Milwaukee, who fell into a tub of boiling water at the home of Gn-aav Moeller, where the family is visiting in Manitowoc, died of his injuries. The Governor has named Judge U. G. Siebeeker to til! out the unexpirod terns of Justice P. V. Bardeen on the Supreme b-nc“ and has appointed K. Kay Stevens of Madison to succeed Judge Sicl>cker as judge of the Ninth Judicial Circuit. There is great excitement at Beaver Psni caused by the death of .P an h. Jurka. agisl 4-1. for mauy rears deputy sheriff, it is alleged that Jurka and a vsi* •■--kr named Frank WasSmoh had r f*gl ' the street ami that Jnrke was tVr'-W'.s te the pavement and his leg broken, tither injuries that he is al *c. si tc i-r.ve received are said to have cavseo „>!> death. An Inquest will !** he?L -urfca leaves a wife and three eifdrni ’'hi uuarantiae was lifte-1 from the John's' Military Academy at Ikda *ePL All the patients have recovered end m aew cases of smailptx have been reported. William S. Haskell, a pioneer of Heaver Dam, aud later of Montana, died at Helena, Mont., aged 79. Robbers broke into the drug store of W. W. Walker at (’oiemau aud secured I*lso in cash front the safe. A strawstack fell over on a horse and a herd of cattle <sn the farm of Mordris Brrunig, of Roxbury. Ail were killed. A son, 5 years old. 5 feet high and weighing 130 pounds, of Fred Wiegmid, living southeast of Fairchild, died the other day. An unknown man broke into the Oma ha Railroad ticket ottice at the Eau (.lain* station and stole SO3 from the money drawer. Peter Solomon son, a Galesville cream hauler, was killed by lightning while driving his team in the country. His horses were stunned. Four gamblers paid fines amounting to $139 in municipal court at West Su perior. The police have beeu raiding places whenever they started up. I.eo Mitchell, of Marinette, aged 17 years, lias been committed to the State insane asylum. His mind was wrecked by excessive cigarette smoking. Charles Meyer. 19 years old. was buried alive by falling brick and debris in an old well which he was cleaning at Manitowoc. lie was dead when his body was recovered. Frank Schmidt, a Milwaukee butcher, was found in his icebox in an unconscious condition. Ho had been assaulted, thrown into the icebox and his cash drawer robbed of $75. The house of Myron Brewer, in the town of'Samlroek, was entered by burg lars while the family was away and SHH.) in money, two guns, clothing and other articles were stolen. Fire broke out in the varnish plant of the Two Rivers Manufacturing Com pany and destroyed the contents besides seriously damaging the building before being brought under control. The striking painters and paper hang ers at I.a Crosse have gone hack to work, their demand for nine hours’ work and pay the same as when they worked ten hours having been granted. Guy Merino was instantly killed at Cumberland by the accidental discharge of a shotgun. He was scuffling with his brother for possession of the gun, when it went off, blowiug off his head. Henry H ! 's. a prominent politician of Fond dn Lac County and a member of the County Board for ten years, died at his home of pneumonia, aged 4<i years. He leaves a wife aud three children. Mrs. Martin Bracket, wife of a tailor in Kenosha, was picked up oil the street in an unconscious condition. She ex pired in a few moments. It is supposed that death resulted from heart failure. Clifford C. Pease of Madison, a junior in the State University, won first place in the final State oratorical contest. He will represent Wisconsin in the North Oratorical League contest at Minneapo lis May J. Fire caused a losg of over $12,000 in the business district of Brodhead. It is supposed the blaze was incendiary, as shortly after the flames had been sub dued they brought out again a short dis tance from where they were first discov ered. > The sixteenth annual intercounty fair will lie held at Cumberland oil Sept. 9, 10 and 11 and competition will be open to the counties of Barron, Polk. Washburn, ami Sawyer. The Barron Coun ty fair will lie held at Rice Lake Sept. S, 9 and 10. In a tight in a La Crosse sal oil, Jo seph Hunt w'as stabbed twice, it is al leged n railroad man named Beene did the stabbing. Beene escaped with a large number of railroad men in pursuit, but lias not been captured. Hunt will prob ably recover. The Schley-Krueger breach of prom ise suir has been settled and the appeal taken dropped. The case was heard at the last term of Circuit Court at Mani towoc. The defendant, Krueger, paid the awarded the plaintiff and the costs of the action. The Baraboo water works plant was sold by United States M rshal Charles Lewiston under foreclosu e proceedings instituted by the Farmers’ Dan and Trust Company. The only bidder was H. G. Merritt, of the First National Bank of Baraboo, who got the plant for $75,000. Samuel Clark shot May Mitchell three times at Fond du Lac, causing three se rious hut not necessarily fatal wounds. The woman then got away and **m screaming into the street. As soon as lip realized what he had done Clark shot himself through the heart, death being almost instantaneous. Charged with the murder of her hus band, Mrs. Walter Harroun, of Plover, was arrested the other night. She will he held until the State chemist finishes the examination of the dead man's stom ach. The inquest has been adjourned to await the report. Mrs. Harroun ad mits having several quarrels witli her husband, but denies the murder. She says she bought strychnine to put on the careass of a sheep to poison dogs. Walter Harroun died suddenly March 25 under circumstances which pointed to poison. His father. Smith Harroun. im mediately instituted ail investigation, which resulted in Mrs. Harroun’s arrest. In the Circuit Court a t Racine sum mons and complaint were tiled in the suit for $5,000 brought by Martin Me- Makan against M. M. Seeor, owner of bathrooms in that city. It is alleged in the complaint that on Sept. -7. tin* plaintiff, while in an intoxicated condi tion. entered the Seeor bathrooms for treatment for his infirmity, due to excess ive use of intoxicants, and that he was weak, ill and delirious and unable to care for himself. That the servants of the defendant allowed the plaintiff to remain in one of the rooms without care ar.<l that he fel.’ from the conch to the floor and was seriously burned about the body and limbs and such hums have ren dered him unable to perform any work. Miss Edith Williams died at New Lon don from carbolic acid poisoning- The jury decided that it was a case of sui cide. She was but 10 years of ace and came a few weeks ago from Fond dvi Lac. Her people live in Michigan, where she was taken for burial. Myrle Tyler. 1 years old. ran away from home at Prairie dti Chien, and climbing <*n to the bumpers of a Burling ton freight train, rode forty mile* to Cassville. where the trainmen found I.im holding fast to a brake rod. He K.d !-*ft home because his mother had .-colded him. Roach & Seelicr Company, of Water loo. dealers in butter, eggs and cheese, soon will take possession of the business of Ruelle & Dube, owners of a dock and flour and feed warehouse in Houghton, Mich. The deal inelnde* a lease of the dock ami the purchase of the stock of linelle A Dube. . The suit of Anna Bain against the Northern Pacific was non-suited in the Fin-nit Court ar West Superior. The plaiutiiFs husband was killed in Duluth last year while working on a dock. The i*onrt took the case from the jury on the ground that Bain was in charge of the work and was negligent in standing where he did. The Sauk County Bar Association per fvoted its organization by electing J idee liUes Stevens, of Reedsburg as president. The association favors Judge St events as a saoeesaof to Judge Siebecker on the isncii of the X ? Jth Judicial Circuit. Vincent Walkao. one of the non-union employes of the Scboett Manufacturing Company, is lod::*d in jail at Racine uu the charge of having assaulted, with in tent to do great l*di)y barm. John Valgt and Joseph Kvapil. It is cianncd that the prisoner enter*-.! a saloon wit * tn iron bar in one hand and a large -tone in the other and throw ibv*e a: the two men. They are in a very critical con dition. LIGHT DRESS CLOTHS. COOLNESS WILL BE EASY TO OB TAIN THIS SUMMER. Most of the Press Fabrics Are of ■ Lightness that Will Be Very Popu lar-Canvas Cloths, Ktamines and Voiles Are Stylish. New York correspondence: 1 imummbr-s E k discomforts are admirable light- f ne,IS and coolness of all manuer of ' n and r F s s Roods. TfiiY. 1 T';.*se character vjjfy.\ is*ies appear in /uJlirß street wear there lijfcv I is no material v'sj/ Mo more stylish than IsS canvas cloth, eta mines and voiles, • r ‘ t Auk all of them light 1 nud ti in. Their J lightness will so wa—more material in them, that the skirts still will be com fortable. Even lining silks and materials taken on much lighter texture, and it is not uncommon to line dainty, dressy gowns with chiffon. Lining taffetas, be sides being lighter, are not nearly so stiff and hard. In fact, any goods stiff enough to lx* wiry is simply out of style. Think of the board-like mohairs of two or three years ago. Yet the material was much liked, so it was modified to ac cord with general changes, and this sea PASSEMENTEBIE AND BBAID EMBELLISHMENT. eon is light and very soft in finish. The new weaves wear as well ns the old and combine ail their former advantages with new ones. Their sfriped and speckled weaves are espeeial]y*piv!ty. Some t.i M mohairs and sicilian.s are what is called cravenetted, and are said to be spot proof and uninjured by rain. These ma terials are dressy and if they are all that is claimed for them, will be exceed ingly serviceable. Broadcloths are not as heavy as they used to be, nnd the lighter weights of this material hang much more prettily than did the oltier weights. Of silks it is hard to make a choice. Shantung and pongee weaves are very serviceable for they will wash nicely, and many beautiful embroidered robes are shown in these. There are new wash silks that look much like taffetas, yet are softer. Waists of these are fine for warm days, for the times when a woman wants to wear a silk waist, yet hesitates to put on a lined and boned affair, and these are a hit dressier than corded Jap anese nnd China silks. Of very thin ma terials for dressy occasions, embroidered French mull is a handsome example. The material is very sheer, but on examina tion is seen to have body and firmness in spite of its delicacy. It is very dainty in white with a tiny flowering of conven tional figure embroidered on it. A model gown in this material was made over white silk. Down each seam of tin* skirt hung a hand of black velvet ribbon two inches wide, and at the bottom of each band was a chantilly lace medal lion. The medallions were so large as to make almost an unbroken line round the bottom of the skirt. The weight of the velvet prevented the light filmy mate rial from flying up at the slightest breeze. That is one thing to guard against for the summer —look out that the sheemess of materials does not keep you frantically clutching your skirts in SOME BRAID DANGLERS. both hands to prevent them from being all up in the air. Large stuffed grape* and round wooden balls covered with lace, c-rd or embroidery will be useful as weights, and they make very effective ami stylish trimmings. Some of the manufactured lace designs —that is. lace patterns copied in silk passementeries—are as handsome as real iaces. When a lace effect is wanted and the laees are too light to give the body desired, or when a iittie novelty is sought, these passementerie* are used to fine ad vantage. Sometimes a regular pattern is followed, and again an all-over ; ff*-ct iy list'd where it is hard to pick out the ;Od*n. This trimming ha* much body, and the fit of bodices and cape* of it "aa be perfect. There is none of the soft fail ing of lace that in a way destroys abso lute fit, bnt the garment can he made so plain as to l* really severe If it we;e not for the heavy passementcri" braiding that makes it dressy. This form of deco ration is especially attractive for such a princess model as that shown in the first picture, where the waist part is covered with the passementerie, and on the *kirt it is put in pattern design resembling lace. White Lyons *tlk and white .<ill passementerie were used in this case. Often crocheted rings are used in this fashion, and Benaissance patterns are followed closely. Another white passe menterie trimmed the gown of pale blue louisine silk at the left in the next pic ture. Falls of margot lace were used prettily here. Fringes are stylish trimming Their ends are very long, the knotted part of the top very small, so that more of the dangle is gained. A handsome gown of coffee broadcloth had at the top of the skirt flounce a row of cloth medallions fagotted into place. Around the bottom of the medallions fringe was set. Pen dant ornaments and braidings ending in such ornaments are much favor'd, and to be had in great variety and are applied in many different ways. Three of the dresses pictured here are trimmed with them The right hand gown of the sec ond picture was white voile, braid and ornaments being black silk. At the left in the next illustration see blue canvas cloth, black mohair braid and ornaments and a black silk girdle belt. On the last gown, of tan voile, were black braidings and ornaments. Iliac’*,, is almost the universal set-off for spring drosses. Lace collars, shoulder wrt ps and stole pieces are shown in such dfersity that she who wants one ought to be satisfied easily. They range in fineness from the very elegant examples of duchess and point, down to imitation cluny and Irish. The root and the imitation are not to be spoken of in the same breath, yet Fhe who can’t afford the genuine can get much satisfaction out of the imitation. But she should he careful not to get near to the wearer of the real, for then the contrast will he appreciated. Fashion Notes. Opaline ribbons are among the newest soft weaves. Heavy Hungarian lace trims cloth, heavy cottons and linens. Openwork braids in Mexican drawn work designs are among the newest trim mings. Slashes nnd a seamless back distin guish a clever hip-length coat. Buttons form n prominent nnd fashion able feature of many garments. To be correct this season every part of n woman’s costume must match. The left side band and raised effect is almost universal among spring lints. New large collars with square back have long pointed stoles at the front. In blouse nnd skirt suits nun’s veil ing is especially smart for girls’ wear. Chinese effects nre the very latest among the new oriental hand trimmings. A white leather belt is very effective for a small boy’s suit of fawn-corduroy or velveteen. The separate waist of voile is the fa vorite of the hour aud is far smarter than the one of silk. The mohair gown is the latex* addition to the list of girls’ wear, and is quite ns fashionable for them as for the grown-ups. A modish way to use the popular wide cluny insertion is to insert it in squares surrounded by a double row of heavy French knots. An enlarged eton collar edged with a narrow goffered ruffle of hemstitched linen of very fine quality is an effective finish for a very little boy’s suit. In evening coats the idea seems to be to display some striking note of color. A facing in the shape of a hand of rare Chinese embroidery is much admired. Another example is in ivory cloth, richly embroidered in cerise and gold. A black scarf tics it at the neck. Large and small crescents of rich black velvet are in demand to trim the early spring millinery. They are occasionally used to decorate the edge of e broad brimmed hat and ar -then place*' end to end with the convex lint* tie low, or ‘’up side down,’’ with the concave, curve above. Anew fnd popular style for little i era;:-, rj- ■ Russian-!.louse ~ tie* Norfolk jacket worn by --Mer bo#. This has a square* yoke with three plait* •hitched on both edge#. A l-!t of pat ent leather or of the mas* rial I* Sion I an inch or two below this. Sleeves will be trimmed at the top as well aa at the bottom, only tlw trimming at the top will be small and fitted and that at ’the bottom full and baggy. The paqum model doe* not bag as much as acme do and. with its graceful ou ward turning cuff, ia a beautiful pattern of sleeve, l’aquin sleeve* are particularly i*t.Tilth on coat* and wraps and tins suits. On woo! and silk suit* the Sara Mayer cuff i* a model much copied in America and it mast be admitted that thin is one of the prettiest aa wei! as one of i tw moat popular of the Parisian cuff*. —TfriTmrnvi-iiU W U *> The Cowling bill in the .Assembly and the Sarau hill in the Senate ida ting to removing the limitation of wages of workmen from garnishee process will be reported for indefinite postponement and in their stead the Assembly judiciary committee has reported a substitute measure. The substitute retains the 10 per cent feature of both lulls, which are known as the retail grocers' bills, hut changes will be made in relation to the garnishment proceedings which will do away with most of the objection urged by the labor unions and those who have appeared to protest again- 1 the pass *ge of the bills. The substitute provides that not more than one garnishee pro ceeding shall he instituted in one month and that the eosts in the action shall be limited to $3. The original bills fixed the costs at $4 and in the event of four ac tions being instituted it would be possi ble to seize every cent of a man’s earn ings. Under the substitute bill 10 per cent of every person’s wages, whether they he great or small, will lie siibjeet to garnishee process to recover on hills Tor ncee-oities. Members of the judiciary committee say the substitute meet - all of the objections of the labor unions, in whoso behalf it was contended that bv est labor paid its bills, but in cases of misfo-tuiß* and sickness the original hill would work a hardship. The judiciary committee is anxious to protect the un fortunate honest workmen: it is the class of dead bents that the bill is aimed at. Honest workmen, these who pay their debts, the members feel snre, will have little difficulty in making satisfactory ar rangements with their tradesmen. The question of class legislation may arise, however, inasmuch its some of the mem bers take the view that the hill will give the grocers and dealers in commodities greater privileges titan other classes of merchants enjoy. The fate of the World’s Fair appropri ation still hangs in the balance. At tho request of the fair commission the Sen ate committee on State affairs that hits :lie matter in hand has withheld action nnd nothing will be done by the commit tee until the commission have had an other hearing. As matters stand the appropriation will la* greatly reduced in amount unless the commission is able to convince tin* committee by tangible proof ihatAhe full amount asked for, $20*1,090. i- absolutely necessary. When the com mission appeared before the committee ninny questions were asked ns to the* exact purposes for which the money was wanted. The members were unable to set forth in detail how much would be necessary for various departments or just exactly how great, in detail, the display was to he. The members explained that was a very difficult thing to do and though the commission had a very com prehensive idea as to the scope of tin* exhibition they were unable to present such detail as the Senators wanted so that they might he able to answer ques tions put to thqpi op the floor in defend ing the report in the event they reenn meuded such a large appropriation. The commission i.*- now at work. It is under stood, in securing facts and figures so that when next it appears before (lie committee it will he able to furnish the precise information that is wanted. In any event, however, it seems improba ble that the committee will recommend the amount asked for because of tho many appropriations that nre asked for. The disposition of the Senate commit tee on public health end sanitation with reference' to the bill seeking to regulate bake simps is to kill it altogether. The opinion obtains that rite laws on the statute books are sulllciclit, together witli the regulations of the health department-* of the various municipalities. Whilo Milwaukee lias the only health depart ment in the State it is the only city where there lias been any trouble ivlativ* !to unsanitary bake shops. The bakers ! in the small cities take pretty good oire I "f their shops, aud while there are no ; health department* to bother them the j health officers keep n close watch of the ! premises. The committee of bakers that ! appeared before the Senate committed I had no objection whatever utty of the provisions of the bill savt .rtf which ; would prevent the establishment of new | hake shops in basements more than two j feet below the street level. The bakers : were willing to have the law say five : feet. The framers of the hill are willing to concede two feet and make the great est depth four fret. The difference .of one foot, if it is persisted in, may kill the hill. The appointment of a special commit tee to investigate the needs of new quar ters for the Supreme Court is generally j considered to mean that the petition of the judges for more room, and increased i facilities will he granted. The cwuniit i tee will undoubtedly be composed ot law yers and as all of them have practiced more or less before tin* court no argu ment is necessary to convince them that something ought to !>e done, particularly in view of the fact that tin* number of judges is to he increased from flva to seven. The only question is a- to lhe ! manner in which the Improvements shall i be made. There is a possibility that ;t 1 new building may be recommended, as | there is not room enough in the north wing of the capitol uiilcts an addition is I erected. The judges would probably nre i fer a separate building, a* that is the only manner in which it is possible to give them as much room as they feel is necessary and to afford ample accommo dations for the library. Former Speaker Ray made gallant fight in the attempt t‘> save bis Mil oblig ing every voter to rn.v a poll tax who does not cast bis ballot at the spring en Cl’on*. The purpose of the bill was to oblige the voters to turn out and while it was conceded by ail of the members that the bill would result in polling pret ty near the entire vote, nevertheless It was held that it would work a hardship in the country districts, where the farm ers have to travel five or six miles to tho voting precinct*. There would be littla difficulty in the cities. During the de bate the opinion was expressed that if the voter has not a sufficient interest in casting his ballot it will Is* impossible to bring him to tin* polls by force. Woman suffragists ere becoming alarm ed culler riling the fate of the measure that seeks to give them the right of fran chise. It U now nearly a month since the women pit sented tlo-ir argument* to the joint committees on privileges ;'*;d elections, but up to the present time neither committee lias given ah* matter any further consideration. Members my they have been too busy witli the prob lem presented in affording the elect*.rs a better system of exercising their rizht. in the selection of candidates, to devote much time to extending the electoral right to women. There is eon-ider. Me feeling bet -vecn the mem tiers of the Legislature and efti zens of Madison growing out of the President’* visit. The citizens resent the action of the member* in presenting the joint resolution to donate the old llig that wared over the capitol prior to the coming of the President, to tin? city for decorative purposes. The resolution was offered, becanre bnt little attempt *ji made at decorating the city. The barn of Seal McGery at Norwalk was struck by lightning and burned with head of valuable stock. 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