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THE OLD HOME.
*Twas only a humble cottage. Not far from the village street; put the cool green meadqvs inclosed it* Aud the flowers broUghl ffitgt'iKfcd sweet. The birds in the roof’s old thatches, The winds the tall ehn tce.e. The Made e \ , Then, no world beyond ihe nrteadotjs, 1 IMsturbed inf bea-tidfiif dreaAi; My playmates were_birds and flowers. And we used To StttgTTo tlie stream. But now the green tpesdowa l ave -wid • ened, .. J,,. ' ,r y a-,? Far. far to the rolling sea, ; ' -i'l. And I sail a wap, on its. bosom ~ From the Liorue of. my infancy. O lands of crimson and purple ? O white-jeweled cities a£r! • , " Ye throb on the restless ocean, Ye dazzle like Orient star; •but, ob! for the home of my childhood. And my world of meadow and tree; For the quiet calm of those old, old days Has forever gone from me. I David and Jonathan ! f 111111 iti t*i m 1111 11 11 nf ST was remarked by their respect* ive nurses that nothing was more touching than the devotion bt the baby, David Smith, to the baby, Jona than Brown. If David possessed a cake or anew toy* it was his great delight to lay it at Jonathan's feet Jonathan accepted these attentions, jthough with some haughtiness and did not return them. He once gave David a button, but after thinking the mat ter over for about a week, decided to ask for it back again—and got it. As boys at a private school, David's devotion to Jonathan continued. Da vid was the more studious of the two and was able to assist Jonathan in his work. At their public school David contin ued his friendly care for Jonathan. He would take without a murmur pun ishments that should have properly come to Jonathan. He lent Jonathan money. He exhorted Jonathan not to smoke cigarettes because, as he very Justly observed, it was not right. I am not certain that Jonathan was any more grateful now than he had been in the days of their babyhood, but he had at any rate now learned the pro priety of expressing the gratitude which he did not feel. “You are a good chap, David," he said. “You’ve got me out of no end of a lot of messes." The two young men went up to Ox ford to the same college. David had a scholarship, Jonathan had none. Da vid habitually spoke of Jonathan as a remarkably brilliant man until other people as nearly as possible believed it. David lent him a little more money. David took him back to his rooms, thereby avoiding catastrophe at a time when, owing to much wine, Jonathan's legs had refused their of fice and he had expressed a wish to call on the master to invite hint to qke part in the California game of “draw poker." There is not the least doubt that Jonathan owed much to David, and the natural result was that David was more attached to Jonathan than Jonathan was to David. Then a tragedy happened. Jona (than Brown announced that, In the beautiful words of the Morning Post, a marriage had been arranged and would shortly take place between him self and Miss Bertha Frieze. Now, Miss Bertha Frieze was the third daughter of a local tobacconist. She was large and plump and comely, and would have sooner flirted with an arch bishop than not have flirted at all. tn rage and despair and an express train Jonathan’s papa and mamma burried off to Oxford. At any cost his terrible mesalliance must be pre sented. For three days Jonathan’s papa bellowed as If he had been a bull of Bashan. He bellowed at Mr. Frieze, who was sulky, and at Bertha, who was distinctly impertinent, and at his son, who was very superior, and said that his father was doing jjust exactly what he had expected, and it would make no difference: His mother wept and pleaded, and It was all of no use. At the end of three days she said to her husband, “I shall go around and see that very nice young man. David—David Smith —who was always such a friend of Jonathan’s.” She saw David. She reminded him of all that he had done for Jonathan In the past, and assured him that Jon athan was not ungrateful. The time had now come when David had a chance to render a service far greater, phe and her husband had done what they could, but neither persuasions nor threats nor the most liberal promises to old Frieze and his daughter, Bertha, bad been of any effect. Could Mr. Smith help them? Could he do any thing to save his friend from a life time of misery? “Mrs. Brown,” said Smith, “you may depend upon me. 1 will do my best. If the thing can be done It shall be done." He then went out to buy two ounces of I.takia at Frieze s little shop. It took a good deal of effort, and much flattery and many presents. But David was a better-looking man than Jonathan and had more money. The time arrived at last when all Oxford knew, that Bertha r rieze had deliber ately thrown over Jonathau Brown and engaged herself to David Smith. Jonathan's father and mother were extremely grateful to David. Jona than went to look for David with a revolver, and luckily did not find him. After his first burst of fury he con tented himself with a sarcastic letter. In which he told David that their ac quaintance was at an end. Years hare a wonderfully softening effect, and If Jonathan meets David in the street now he is perfectly civil. But Jona than never goes to David's house be cause. as he very properly points out, David's wife Is a quite Impossible woman.—Barry Pain. In the Sphere. IN A DEPARTMENT STORE. Important Parts Filled by the Adver tising Men and Buyers. The man who writes the daily ad vertisement for a big store commands a big salary—ten or fifteen thousand dollars. He must be origiual. resource ful. and witty—a man of ideas, alert j to see and use opportunities. The quab I lty of his work tells day by day. for j the effects of a cleverly written adver j tisement show immediately in the in creased Bales In particular depart- i merits. Every night, the reports of gros* sales in the three-score depart ments. as compared with the corre sponding days In the prevolus week nnd the previous year, indicate wheth < r the day's advertising appropriation !>aa been well spent. Every day the • buyers” give the advertisement writer a draft of the next day's particular of ferings—a clearance sale of winter pvercoats, a shipment of Parisian dress j fabrics, bargains in n?w novels, or a cut-price sale of cannel goods. These the advertisement writer welds into one big display announcement, which, when it has been approved by the gen j eral manager, becomes the law and , gospel of the next day's business. < opies of it are posted on all the floors and are put into the hands of all the salespeople. Every salesman and sales woman In a department must learn, the’first thing in the morning, the spe cial prices' at which wares are offered ilp the day’s advertising. The day’s advertisement js the Baedeker for both shoppers apd salespeople, i y.TJie. piassjng of three-score or more varied, shops under one roof demands an efficient staff of department heads, or The worlH of a buyer is measured by the amount of Bet profit be'-Cafi Show at the end of the year! Fie must be on the alert to seize op portunities for acquiring desirable stocks at low prices—the bankruptcy of a manufacturer or a big merchant is ope of thees opportunities; he must lx* able to forecast the future tastes and demands of the shopping army; he must know when to plunge, buying, ten. twenty, or thirty thousand dollars' worth of goods in a single order; he must know when to push and when to mark down certain stocks, and all the time he must keep his weather eye on the doings of buyers In rival stores. If he carries a line of foreign goods, he makers'a yearly trip abroad tq buy direqtly from the makers, whether it be Parisian gowns, German toys, or Persian, rags. The toy buyer goes to the Continent, in January, to order his next Christmas stock. The suc cessful buyer is master of his depart laent, and he usually commands a high salary, sometimes as high as twenty or thirty thousand dollars a year, al though four-figure salaries are the rule. Every night, at the close of business, the salespeople give the amounts of their total sales to their buyers, who, in turn, foot up their department to tals. The buyers then report to the general manager, who compares the day's sales with the- business the year before. Marked variations are made the subject of Inquiry. Every night, when the general manager leaves the store, he knows to a cent the day’s re ceipts, how they compare with the pre vious year, and, if they vary from the normal, the reason therefor.—Success. HOW TO MAKE CHOCOLATE. Secret Is in the Blending of the Dif ferent Varieties of Cocoa. "A good many people often wouder what the difference is between cocoa and chocolate, but it is simply that co coa is chocolate with the oil extract ed,” I am told by the vice president of a large cocoa and chocolate manufac turing concern, says a writer in the St. Louis Globe-Democrat. "This amounts to considerable, for one-half of the cocoa bean is composed of cocoa butter. The sweet chocolate used on candies aud so forth is a mix ture of cocoa butter, chocolate and sugar, and it is the cocoa butter that gives it its flue gloss. There are sev eral processes for manufacturing the cocoa for drinking purposes, blit that most generally fc”owed is what is call ed the ‘pressure method.’ In this it is placed in small canvas bags, and these are then placed In a machine, where they are subjected to a pressure of about seventy tons, which squeezes every vestige of oil from the cocoa and leaves only a dry, extremely brit tle cake, to be subsequently ground fine aud packed in tin cans. When chocolate for eating purposes is manu factured. the cocoa is mixed with the flavoring compounds and sugar in the mixing machine’ and then rolled out in sheets between huge rollers, making it solid and firm. “The secret of making good choco late and cocoa is in the blending. One particular kind of cocoa bean Is not apt to produce good chocolate or cocoa. It must be blended with other varie ties to secure the desired flavor, some times a half dozen or more different kinds of Cocoa extract being mixed to gether for this purpose. Every manu facturer has his own method of blend ing, and guards the secret carefully. Different blends are also subjected to differing treatments. Thus one manu facturer may finish his blend or store it In a cold room, while another will do the same thing with it in a hot room, and each contends that the re sults he achieves are the best, very naturally.” CAB DRIVER FOR 56 YEAR& Duke of Wellington and King Edward Were His Customers. Thomas Bond, who is 81 years of age. Is probably the best known cab man in London, not only among his fellows, but among the cab-hiring pub lic, and now. when he has fallen on evil days, he has given an example of unselfishness which it would be diffi cult to surpass. In August last, being then 86 years of ag£. and still driving, he headed the poll for a pension of £2O a year grant ed by the Cab Drivers’ Benevolent As sociation. • but when the result was announced, he said: "The next man on the list wants it more than I. Let him have it. I shall be able to drive for a year or tv longer.” But soon the old man was laid up with pleurisy and pneumonia. For months he has been able to earn noth ing. He is now slowly recovering, and. with true British pluck, hopes to be soon on his box again. The strong probability, however, is that Bond's cab-driving days are over. Bond took out his first license In March. 1340, as an omnibus driver, be ing then 17 years old. He started cab driving in 1848, so that he has been dtivlng a cab in the streets of London for 56 years, and during the whole of that time he has used the St. Clement Danes rank in the Strand. It. bis time Bond has driven many wirld famous men. The great Duke o' Wellington was a fairly regular cus tomer. “Very liberal he warn, ‘do.’’ add ed Mr. Bond la recounting his experi ences on Saturday. The king, when Prince of Wales. often patronized him, as did the late Duke of Edinburgh.— London Daily Mail. .Not WaatetuL “I suppose." said the physician, after | he bad sounded the new patient, "that j you exercise judgment in the matter of smoking? You do not Indulge to fool ish excess in it?" “No. indeed." replied the inveterate individual, “I never smoke more than one cigar at a time.”—Cincinnati Times-Star. His Favorite Brand, Hobo Charles —Say, Willie. wot*s yer fav’rlte bre’kfust food? Winded Willie—l prefer da kin’ youee kin git without work in' fer It— Baltimore American. Call 1* a Unicycle Now. A wheelbarrow with ball bearings has been put on the market by an Okie firm. VICE PRESIDENTS WHO HAVE BECOME PRESIDENTS JOHN TYLER. r MILLARD FII.LMOBE. ANDREW JOHNSON. CHESTER A. ARTHUR. Inasmuch as the presidential campaign of 1904 is drawing near, with President Roosevelt mentioned as the probahje candidate of the Republican party. It Is of interest to note that his nomination would mark the exorcising of the seeming “haodojo” £hat has in the,past militated against those of our chief executives who became President by the death of the elected head of the nation. Prior to President Roosevelt there have been four Vice Presi dents elevated to the presidential chair by the demise of its incumbents, the four being John Tyler, Millard Fillmore. Andrew Johnson and Chester A. Arthur. Mr. Tyler was elected Vice President in 1840 on the celebrated “Tippe canoe and Tyler too" ticket and became President within little more than a month after the inauguration of General William Henry Harrison, who died In April. 1841. The Whigs again came Into power with the elections of 1848, General Zachary Taylor, of Indian and Mexican war fame, being elected Vice Presi dent. In July, 1850, President Taylor died, and Vice President Fillmore was at once sworn into office, forming anew cabinet, with Daniel Webster as Secretary.of State. The third accidental president was Andrew Johnson, who attained the presidency in 1865 when the assassin's bullet killed Abraham Lincoln. Presi dent Johnson's tenure pf .office was marked by a succession of disputes be tween the Chief Executive and Congress, the apex of dissension being reached when he was impeached for the removal from office of Secretary of War Stanton, etc. The break between the President and Congress hinged on the method to be followed in reconstructing the American Union. Chester A. Arthur, who In 1880 was elected Vice President on the Re publican ticket headed by James A. Garfield, took the oath of office as Presi dent of the United States Sept. 20, 1881, the day after Mr. Garfield died at Elberon. N. .T„ victim of Guite&u’s pistol. Mr. Arthur’s administration was not marked by any event of momentous importance, but was characterized by his opposition to extravagance in appropriations, his views on this matter leading him to veto the river and harbor bills of 1882. RUSSIAN TROOPS AT MUKDtN. Qne of the chief causes of the Russo-Japanese war was the refusal of the Czar's Government to withdraw the Muscovite soldiery from Manchu ria and especially from Mukden, the capital of that province. Instead of taking these troops away, however, more have been constantly shipped in and added to the forces already present. At one time Russia did make a bluff at withdrawal, it is true, but eyewitnesses reported that the armies which marched out a day or two later marched in at another gate. At fre quent intervals a few Slav regiments sally forth from their quarters in Muk den and parade through the streets to overawe the natives Our illustration shows one of these processions and also gives a graphic idea of the appear ance of Ivan In uniform. A TRANSPORTATION EXPERT. William Barclay Parsons, of the Pan ama Commission. The most distinguished engineer on the Panama Commission is William Barclay Parsorts. He won his spnrs in B railroad work late Senator Calvin wm. b. parso.ns. has for several years been the chief engineer. His work in connection with the transpor tation problem in New York to-day the most difficult and complicated transportation problem in the world has been marked by a high older of ability and zeal. He may net have shown much originality, but it was not a field in which pioneering was desired. He is now recognized as one of the foremost transportation experts in the world, as is witnessed by the fact that he has been chosen an ad visory member of the royal (English) commission which is to investigate and report upon the passenger traffic prob lem of London. Mr. I'arsons is young and energetic, and on the Isthmus will Tnd a field for original and construct ive work of a higher and more interest ing type than lie has a* yet had to deal with. . BURNS THAT CAUSE CANCER. Explanation of the Prevalence of the Malady Among Natives of Kaalunir. Jonathan Hutchinson, during his re cent trip to India, made some interest ing observations on disease, and he comments upon them in his ustial in teresting way. In the Polyclinic ap pears an editorial on the cause of cancer, which, if we mistake not. is from M.. Hutchinson's pen. for it has ail the earmarks of his style and of nis turn of thought. The writer of the editorial calls attention to the peculiar form of cancer that prevails in Kash mir—the “Vale of Cashmere" of the poets. This variety of* cancer is an epltholloma, which Is not peculiar In a historical sense, but is merely of peculiar origin. The site of the growth is either the abdomen or the inside of the thigh. Of twenty cases reported by Elmslie ss long as 1866 four 'were in females and sixteen in males. Dr. Elmslie attributed the disease to a curious local custom of the Inhab itants of Kashmir. It seems that Kashmir, which Is an elevated valley among high mountains, has a sew a winter climate, and the natives cany what is called a kangri This is a small brazier, filled with burning charcoal, and Is carried un derneath the clothing. It is earthen ware. protected by wickerwork. When the bearer is in the erect position the kangri hangs on the abdomen, but when sitting it is placed between the thighs. In Kashmir no man. woman pr child thinks it possible to be com fortable in winter without a kangri under the clothes. Other writers have described this peculiar custom, and a reference is made to it in the British encyclopedia. Recently some valuable additions to our knowledge of kangri cancer have bee;< made by Dr. Neve, the head of a mission stationed at Kashmir. He proves that the disease is common, for he refers to nearly 500 cases. These cases point indubitably to local irrita tion—frequently repeated burns from the kangri—as the cause of the dis ease. In this respect the subject of kangri cancer offers nothing new, for the fact that cancer originates in local irritation is generally accepted.—Phil adelphia Medical Record. HORSE RIDES IN CAR. The only gravity car line in the world is located In Denver, Colo., and runs from the city proper into the mountains, a distance of se’ eral miles. One man acts as conductor, motorman. hostler, general manager; in short, he does everything, including the fault finding. The grade up which the road runs is slight. A horse, tired and always ready for breakfast and a ride, hauls READY FCUB THE RETURN TRIP. the car with Us load of passengers from Denver to the mountains. On the return trip he is put oato the rear platform and carried back to the start ing point So fond is the horse of riding and so glad is he that the end of the road is reached that he jumps aboard the car with as much alertness as a boy. aii the way down hill he bumps against the corner of the car unless a tree approaches, when he carefully draws his head back. The road Is supported chiefly by cu riosity seekers, who ride Over it be cause of the novelty of the experience. Pledge Might Have Saved Him. Socrates bad just drained the hem lock. "How foolish I was.” he exclaimed. “I should have told them I swore off at New Year’s. Bewailing his thoughtlessness, there was nothing left but to await the re sult—New York Tribune. During a Lovers’ Quarrel. He (wishing to make it up again after the quarrel) —Good morning. She (freesingly—You’re mistaken, sir, I think. He—oh. I beg your pardon. I mis took you for your mother.—Alley Slo* per. it HELPING CLARA. j[ V Arithmetic is not Clara's forte. But this does not trouble her greatly. If she cannot solve the problems In her daily lesson her mother can, and Clara believes that parents who make chil dren study arithmetic against their will should be responsible for their examples. Mrs. Hamilton usually gives up her evenings to Clara’s arith metic; but not long ago, the Chicago News says, she came short one prob lem because Mr. Bond, the president of the baking-powder company with whicu Mr. Hamilton was connected, was visiting them and had to be enter tained After dinner that evening Clara’s eyes were so red that her father asked her if she had got something in them. ‘'No,” said Clara, beginning to cry again. “Mama couldn’t get one of those old examples, and now I’ll have to stay in at recess to-morrow!” "Don’t cry!" exclaimed her father. “I’ll get it for you. Excuse me a min ute, Bond.” Then he followed Clara from the room, and went into a close session with the problem. Mrs. Hamilton and Mr. Bond dis cussed every subject under the sun while they waited for Mr. Hamilton to return. At last they heard him in , the adjoining room throw down the book and declare that the answer in the back was wrong. The man who wrote the book did not know what he was about—that was all. “No, papa,” piped Clara. “Teacher said the answer was right.” Now Mr. Bond had more than once in his district school-days been pro nounced a "born mathematician. He promptly offered to work the problem for Clara, and the dog-eared arithme tic was turned over to him. After a quarter of an hour, during which only his hard breathing disturbed the quiet of the' room, he announced that the problem was solved. So Clara went to bed happy. The next evening, as soon as dinner was over. Mr. Bond complacently of fered to help Clara with her arithme tic, giving Mr. Hamilton at the same time a sly dig about his inefficiency. But Clara hung back, and said she wanted her mamma to help her. “Oh, do let Mr. Bond help you! He can do them so quickly!” exclaimed Clara’s mother. Still Clara shook her head, and when they continued to urge her, she blurted out that Mr. Bond had not worked the problem right the night before. "Why, he had the right answer,” said Clara’s mother, in confusion. "Yes, but he didn’t do it right,” ex plained Clara. “Teacher says we shouldn’t just work for the answer, but should know the logical steps by which it is worked, lie worked it backward.’’ All eyes sought Mr. Bond, who meekly confessed the justice of the blunt accusation. ENGLISH WOMAN WHO OPER ATES A SWITCH TOWER. j Ordinarily, America claims the hon or of presenting to the public women who have succeeded in strange vocations. But in one branch of work England leads—railroading. Mrs. Mer- MRB. MKBWOOD IN HER TOWER, wood, of Whipningham, has operated a complicated switch tower and signal system for ten years and has never had an accident. Wbippingliam is on the Isle of Wight Railway, and in ad dition to the switch tower Mrs. Mer wood looks after the duties of station and ticket agent, gatekeeper, and finds time to cultivate some beautiful flow ers outside the depot. The Isle of Wight was one of the favorite country places of the late Queen Victoria took a fancy to and often bcrriended Mrs. Morwood. GLUT OF ENGLISH GHOSTa Many Spooks Are Appearing in Eng land Jnst Now. A strange epidemic of ghosts is ! creeping over the country, says the London Express. During the last day or two reputed spooks have been discerned at Tweed- j mouth and Coed-Kernew, near New port, Wales, and are still unlaid. The Tweedmoutli apparition takes the shape of a woman in white, with piquautly contrasting red hair. It fre quents the churchyard and chases wo men and children. The Coed-Kernew ghost turns pic tures face to the wall, jams lumps of beef into pint jugs and causes beds to walk downstairs. The real explanation of the present glut of phantoms was given to an Ex press representative yesterday by one who has made a long and patieni study of the habits of spooks. "The year jnst over,” said he. “was singularly Jejuue of properly authenti cated ghosts. Hardly a single new apparition of any importance mani- , fested Itself. “Of course the old ghosts are just as : good as ever, but they are destitute of novelty. “The Elizabethan phantom Is still to be seen at Greenwich and. generally j speaking, a good ghost may still Ik looked for wherever a Tudor palace j has been known to exist. “Nowadays the House of Commons housemaids have become so familiar ! with the House of Commons spook 1 that they hardly trouble to speak to It * w hen it passes them on the stairs. “The Brighton boarding-house ghost too, still comes to sit upon the bed in the room where he was murdered, and the unimpeachable ghost of Lincoln * Inn opens, as of yore, closed doors and marks of webbed feet upon powdered chalk strewn over the floor. “But all these are old and stale, and t.e human mind demands fresh ghosts always. Hence the present boom In j the ghost market. “It is just a matter of supply and j demand.” Money doesn't always bring happi ness, but the average man is willing to take chances along with the money. FANCIES OF FASHION. GREAT VARIETY IN THE STYLES FOR THIS SEASON. Immense Variety in Fashions for Bnm mer Wraps-Eooee FittingSlrort Coats are the Proper Thing—Capes as Varied as Anybody Conld Wish. New York correspondence: if ASHI 0 N S in I wraps for summer l possess the Eame degree of interest that winter outside garments had. The immense variety of the latter is not outdone, though it is nearly equalled, but the incoming lot of fancies in these outer protec tions is so down right new that its suggestions of nov elty seems especial ly strong- It in cludes both coats and capes of a character to serve as actual protec tion against even ing chilliness, and then tapers off into fanciful affairs more accessory than garment, at times more like a garniture than an accessory even. The so-called 1830 fashions are said to dominate this field, but latter day adapters have had their own sweet will to the extent that the old-time char acteristics are for the most part over shadowed. Yet there remains as a gen WITHOUT UNIFORMITY OF COLORING. eral and marked characteristic the slope of shoulder that all winter was deemed so essential, and fainter touches of the bygone day are noticeable here and there. Capes are as varied as anybody could wish. Some are sufficient to guard against fairly cold weather, and then there are the brief sorts that in severe weather deserve the name of “elbow chillers.” l’elerine shapes are numerous, and circular ones abound, both in plain and highly ornamented sorts. The long stole is n feature of a great many of them. Silk, ribbon, lace, chiffon and flowers enter into these ends, and may also appear in the trimming of the gar ment itself. For the latter purpose there is abundant employment of ruchings and rufflings, the really ornate enpe often disclosing very little of its plain mate rial, so lavish is the trimming. Indeed, half the little wraps of dressy character seem more trimming than material. One of them .’"'nears in the first picture here, with a gown of brown voile. It was of the dress material, but little of the voile showed because of the elaborate trimming of passementerie and silk em broideries. Most capes sold separately are either black or white, but colored ones matching the gowns with which they are to be worn will be many. Among the coats are a few tight-fit ting models, and while these are far outnumbered by loose coats, they mnkei such an impression for jauntiness that they are pretty sure to increase in favor. A more striking and general feature of coats is their shortness. Some of them show almost as much area of girdle as they do of coat. Loose coats pleated or shirred into yokes are many, and the models that are loose front and hack and that reach to the waist line are plen tiful. The glimpses had of girdles through the shortness of so many coats consti tute one of the chief differences between the coming styles and those of a year ago. Asa result of this fact there is much .variety in belts and many sorts MORE DIVERSITY OF HUE. int very expensive. White silk belts with gilt buckles are considered very swagger, and white leather ones are hardly less desirable. Colored leather belts, too, are in the best of standing, and really good ones are discouragingly high of price. Lining of watered silk appears on many, as if added merely to increase the cost. Buckles run to the three and four-pronged sorts. . Fuchsia shades, browns, grays and greens, the latter often combined with bine, appear in so many gown* of high grade that it is impossible to single ont one as the leading color. All are pretty sure to have representatives in any group of stylishly dressed women. There are other fashionable colors, too. so the held in this respect is unusually wide. Sug gestive of the choice held out to ahop pers were the gowai sketched for the accompanying pictures. The prince'sa gown of the first large picture was brown panne velvet flecked with white, Russian lace and velvet medallions trimming it. A heavily embroidered pongee in nat ural color was the next model, aud such are to be many for summer. Last of these three was a plain blue panue velvet skirt, with fancy jacket of rcnnaissance lace. First in the next group is a fancy waist of crepe de chine in blue, with em broidered collar and black velvet ribbon for embellishment. The gowns here, be ginning at the lefL were gray, in voile heavily trimmed with hand embroidery;, leaf green, in soft silk set off * ith white Irish lace, and biscuit cole;, for voile that had embroidery of gold beads and spangles, narrow black velvet ribbon ap pearing as indicated. The natural color of pongee promises to have especial favor, aud in model dresses receives the most elaborate trimming. Length of line is sought for in the new styles, and yet there is a favor for hori zontal trimmings that is the despair of short women and even of those who are reasonably tail, if at all inclined to flesh. For the latter, skirts encircled with many rows of trimming are not the desirable thing, yet by adhering to this rule a big share of the available fancies will be excised. But there are vertical lines in good standing, and these should be taken advantage of. Many forms of pleated skirts are very helpful. They are stylish, too, and quite as pretty as some of the arrangements that are so cruel to plump wearers. Having become convinced of the truth of this, some wom en surely are going to select a genuinely becoming skirt, with no trimming to cut them up into sections and take away the height they already lack, and then put with it a bodice in horizontal treatment. Now it is impossible to state point blank that the result will be a failure, for current conditions are so varied as to insure many exceptions to all rules, yet such procedure will be extra hazardous. First, the wearer may be no better suit ed for such treatment above the belt than she is below. Second, the general rule is for closer matching of bodice and skirt than will permit of the indicated course. So it should be avoided almost as a plague. Leaf green seems much favored for silk shirt waist suits, but there's a wide choice as to colors, and what a tempta tion these get-ups are to her who thinks for a moment of the approaching warm season! Last year’s tendency in these admirable suits was so strongly towards simplicity that not a few of the get-ups were so severely ple.n as almost to hint of indifference to beautifying one’s self, an impression that none but those of eccentric taste are willing to create. This summer all will tend the opposite way. In many suits the elaborations are so free and complex that it needs a second or third look to ascertain that the or nate costume is a shirt waist affair. The suits are all the more delightful in con sequence. The waists are trimmed with especial lavishness. Not that the shirts are plain by any means, hut the embellishment, while matched in the two portions, is distributed more liberally on tiie waist. Quantities of insertion are employed, and it is not of the simple narrow widths seen last year, but is three inches wide. Yet it is used as freely as were the tiny sorts. Cuffs are widened to receive a band of it. and a piece follows down over the round of the shoulder. Bands elsewhere may he vertical or horizontal, the latter being far more often the choice. Shirrings and tuckiugs are in dulged literally without limit. Buttons arc of the sorts that combine the orna mental with the useful. Waists, alack! button in hack. So women who haven’t dressing maids must depend on hubby. Some of the unmarried ones will have to nun into the neighbors for aid in getting fastened into their clothes. But. and this is the pith of it, they’ll have beautifully ornamental fronts to themselves. Almost all the skirts arc pleated, with yokes. Summer parasols will have artificial flowers —small ones—massed around the edge with green leaves falling over. For everyday use plain white silk. Handies are queiut and unusual, with magnifying glasses for a knob. Anew trimming is a braid which is made of punched velvet wi;h satin rib ben run through the openings. —===~®=E=— While Marcus A. Hanna wi living he had no more trusted lieutenant than ( haries Dick, who succeeds his former .*V“ It was while chairman of his county committee that his political shrewdness was brought to the notice of William McKinley, and as a result young Dick was one of Hauna’s lieutenants in bringing about McKinley's nomination in 1896. From this his rise was rapid. He was several times chair man of the Republican State executive committee, secretary of the national com mittee, major in the Spanish-Airerican war, brigadier general and major gen eral of the Ohio National Guard and member of Congress for the seven years prior to his election to the Senate. If all judges empowered to make citi zens of aliens who ask for naturalization h(Sd the discrimination and decision of Judge M. W. . - I, Thompson of ll'inois there would bo less finding because of the quality of some of our new voters. -ngtf While sitting on the Cook County lie re fused tc is.Mie citi zenship papers to two foreigners he- l|ij§V cause of their ignor- *-■**' 1,1 1 -““"E ance of the English M w - Thompson. language, of our forms of government and even of the name of the President. He is a judge of the Circuit Court of Vermilion County, and lives at Danville, the county seat. It was Judge Thomp son who, last fall, sentenced to the peni tentinry eleven of the persons who at tacked the Danville jail in an attempt to lynch negro prisoners, but who were repulsed by Sheriff Whitlock. The judge is about 45 years old. Should Judge Swayne be impeached by the House and the impeachment sus tained by the Senate, he will be the B fourth federal judge idence outside of his Jt’DGE swayne. that State. Judge Swayne lias been prominent in judicial circles for a number of years. He was at one time a candidate on the Republi can ticket for *he Supreme bench of Florida, and at the time of the death of Justice Field of California was promi nently indorsed for a place on the Su preme bench of the United States. The famous Jameson raid into the Transvaal a few years ago is still fresh in the public mind through the fact that it was a pre- leader of that raid • to the premiership gR • again serves to call . 1 >r. Jameson, who South Africa in the ~ . . .. mi. i.. s. JAMESON first diamond excite ment and became a close friend of Cecil Rhodes. At the time of his daring esca pade lie was captured by the Boers and sentenced to death, but President Km ger turned him over to the Britiso gov ernment, and he was given a term of im prisonment instead. As chairman of the international com mittee Dr. Warner will call the Inter national Y. M. C. A. convention to order i" at Buffalo. Dele a American continent position s an impor is the binding link connecting the thou na. L. c. Warner sn nds of local or ganizations throughout the world. He is also prominently connected with many other religious organizations. I)r, J. G. Speicher, who becomes head of tiie Christian Catholic Church in Zion during the absence of Dr. Dowie, is an overseer in Zion, health commissioner ' of the city, and a 4 close friend of the , j* leader of the sect. lie has given years ’ of faithful service to ■/J the cause of the - church, is popular in forceful speaker at the meetings. Dr. ~jp Speicher is well ed ncated, is tall and IJB j. 0 gpziCHEB. spare, has dark hair, and is about 45 years of age. Grand Duke Cyril, who was severely wounded at the time of the blowing up of the Petropavlovak off Port Arthur, is the eldest son of the uncle of Czar \ Nicholas, the ImSB Grand Duke Vlad- IvuV f itnir. He was bom fW Oct 12, 1876, was LIT •*** trained in the naval college, and Ns. DOW **aa rank XCa*7jjg of rear admiral. VW Ipgj He went to the front with bis brother, Grand Duke Boris, and V took an active part in the maneuvers RAND dvkk CYBIE. of the fleet Col. C. M. Wheldon, one of Gen. 3. F. Butler's staff daring the Civil War, is 83 rears of age. He lives at Newton, Mass. Ellen Terry has a passion for cottages. Hie English actress owns three, the one it Small Hythe, Kent being one of the finest examples of homely Tudor archi tecture in England. Miss I-ola La Toilette, daughter of Wisconsin's Governor, hopes to secure the consent of her parents to her going on the stage after her graduation from ths State University.