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SUPPLEMENT TO THE OBSERVER: HILLSBORO, X. C, APRIL ft, 1899
III' SERMON PREPARED ESPECIALLY FOR YOUNG AND OLD. oil .',(('.: "Veril-i of Hie Metropolis" Thi Luxury an. -I the, SquaJor of Jreat Cities Thrown Into Violent Contrast Object 3.-on Drawn From Kxperienee. 7 : ''Wisdom rieth without: ph nt-h'-r vol'.'f in the streets. '"Proverbs V.'.- ;ir" .'ill rci iy to listen to tho voice' of -:.r"--tliR "voices of the mountain, the ,;. of the sea, the voices of the storm, , v.-,i'!es r.f the -star. As in some oi the ,J h" irals in E irope there is an organ at ;:::.-r "rnl of tht building. and the on in r: :"it re-sponls musically to th other o. th- trrf.it c ithe'lral of nature day rel : to . dav and night to night and vt to f!ovi).- and star to star in the ; -it l.amoniea of the universe. The r.i'tW'O is :m evange!it in blossoms r v-'iing of "roi's love, and the winter is i - : 'i i ri ?. : A' i If 't v;tjif e bearded-cvmboliztng ngiihist o:;r sine. We are all ready to n ro t!ie voices of nature, but how few f ;-arri anytmng irom the voices of the r. r.ad dusty street? You go to your i..-"-ajiim and to your work and to your r..'---!:nTjdis and you come back again, v ! .-.ft .-r with h-w different a heart you j through th' streets. Are there no V.:-'..'- for us to learn from these pave-:::.:- oyer which wo pass? Are there no t:-. -.f truth growing up between these .-...;-iton"s. bea'en witli the fnet r.f toll and rdeasure. the slow tr.ui.l r,f and the ouiek step of childhood 'i r- are great harvestq to he. re.ined w f thrust in the .sickle because tho -t is rip". "Wisdom crieth without: Lt-Tft ii her voice in tho streets." !!-' fi r-. pla-'e, the str.-et impresses it!: the fact that this life is a scene of i.'! .-t niggle. J5v ten oVIoak everv dav v is jarring witli wheels, and shutT ,:h f .(-. and humming with voi-'es, ,ver d wirii the, breath of smoke--;. and a rush with trafllekers. Once vr,M ;ln'l a man going along witli ! ar:iH and with leisurely step, us ;.i '. iir. l i;- thing to do; but for 'the : ;r' . as yo t find men going down .''''t 1 on t!;e way to business, there .i'-tv in t i i s i r faces, as though thoy .':.e errand which mu-t be executed i- hr-t ji'-?ib!e moment. You are 1 iv tho-n who h.ave bargains to and note-, to sell. Up tins ladder i ii'.d f bricks, out of this bank with ; ! iii-, on this dray with a load of . digging a e.dlar, or shingling a roof, ing a !i'rs or building a wall, or lag a waieii. ; !i tiding a book. . ln v, -.vifh her thousand arms and thoti eves and thousand feet, goes on sing-T-"ng-f work. work, work, whiie drum it ami the steam whistles . All tiii- n r t because meu love toil. t! rernarke 1. "Everyman is as lazy anaiv-rd to be." But it i 4 because -i: v with st"rn brow and with uplifted ';i:; l over y ju ready wlietvver von '""!' toil to make your shoulder3 -.vi'li the lash. i if be that parsing up and down streets on your wav to work and -s that von do not learn anything :- wr.rld s t-.il and anxiety and ? Oil, ho-.y many drooping hearts. i'i.any eves on the watch, how many traveled, how manv burdens carried, manv lo--.es suffered, liow many toiighf- how ni:iriv victories oni'neil v rnany liefeat i-utTereil, how many er ' "ition .injured; what losses, what : r. what wretchedness, what pallor. , i!iseae. wh.at agonv, what despair! 'y-":" I .have sroppe.l at the corner of -'r-.-.t a- the multitudes went hither '."iK and it has seemed to me a .'great .'mime, an l as I looked upon it mv rt broke. This great tide of human life ' goes down the street is a rapid, tossed ' turned aside, and dashed ahead, and .'-I ba;1!; beautiful, in its confusion, ici-miuse.i in its beauty. In the carpeted ' "f t!ie forest, in the wooils from h ?f: eternal shadow is never lifted, ' :..--l:ore of the crja over which iron io-e.s th tai gld foam sprinkling ;;: led -ditTs w.th a baptism of whirl '! and tetnpest. is the best place, to !. but in the rushing, swarming. ' .-tn-et is tbo best jdace ts study g down to your place of business 'ilng homo again, eharge you to titee signs of. poverty, of ' i-ees, of hu uger. of sin, of bereave i'id as y.'U ro through th" streits. f..a '!; t'Tviigh the streets, gather ar:n .,f your prayer all thesor ' J he 1, all the sufferings, all r,..,vi-:5!.'ats ,,f tliose whom you pa-s, ' i t :!;e;. jr, praver before an all r i' :-i. In the great day of "' t;:er- v, iii iv tliOunls of persons "v -"a y ' i in thi- world never ex ! -:ie W'r.i. will rise up and end -: I. and th re will be a thousand ; i:.t' 1 at you in heaven, saying: :th" ma!', that is the woman, who x v.'h.-n 1 was hungrv and sick and ' g an 1 i -t i.nd heartbroken. That t!.iat is the woman." and the. -' will come down upon yon as id say. "T was hungry, and ye ! '.v is naked, and ve clothe I Me: I - i- 1 in prism, and ye visited Me: :" : -.s ve iid it to these poor waifs of " '" " d.i I it to Me." : t-.- str.t impresses m with the t ioi e;ise and cou.Utions of so- : o'umingle. We sometimes cul ; 1 ex i'.ulvness. Intellect de-;gr:r-ran ia-tlnement will have to ito wtt'.i voorlsnnojs. Oloves .s-i'uh true 1 hand, un-.I the high i .'e-pises thi Hat head, and the Ig-u-.-w will tiave nothing to bo v,-;; I ..opsew 1 :,d, and Athens hates ' . T:'.i- C - - 'r ::::: sf rl help v:s in our naviga- jOH n.nt come a wav from .6 hum an organism and set DPS. 1 he eaen. 1st must come Jr laboratory, where he ha fig anaiv.-i- ami svnthesis, and undor-tand t'.ie nature of the jeis Ci th it all clashes of peo- o;npei:e ; to me on tne .tr"t. igc -n whools clashes again: .eager.- e.f:. t iw ro es run thr pe.i.uer s pa'k. Jiohust health .an s'-'-kn"-;. Honesty confronts i'.V'Tv .-la-s . f people meets everv class. ..; ; i n an I modesty, and humilitv; t utitv and beastliness m!j'-ss an i :. me !.::. in t! iv. :i, iiai roo:uon rai'iict fen he sat i. Tne r.cii and the or meet I.;r.l the M.aier of th-u rh.t not so to be. The .? mie down from the 7 i I m 'etitig on the re. t, in the same like this d-m -jcr st; prin pe of th ket of ,li!; c'!-r sr w.iich. re .gni::e laoi t:tat we -tan i before i one an i i same ps.it rm. ). i; !t taxe on aav What- ver ; s i 'jet v V- a a; of the SIT.- ;:;me itbrn yo ; h.ave gaine i :. thing b.;t a man, arent. regcnratc-l bv :pir:t. eU-an.'e I by the same 1. t He. down in th same da:, t ge: m the same rcs-.rre nion. It is high a that v. all a.'Un-w'.e Ig-''! nn ontv IV.herii: .1 .: '1;. b it :l.c bntb-r- 1 ui u. nq. Wh; fh? strPet I'fiPre5ses me with the to keep his heart right and get to heaven. the temI'tatIon spring upon us from tnese pacos of pa-blle eoncoar-e mid o much aflluence, how much temptation to covetousness and to be -discontented with our humble lot: Amid so manv op portunities for overreaching, what tempta tion to extortion! Amid so much diplav what temptationto vanitv Amid so many Fa.oons of strong drink." what alureme'nc to dissipation! In the maelstroms and hell gates of the street how many make 0,uick and eternal shipwreck! If a man-of-war comes back' from a bat tle and is towed into 'the navy yard, we go down to iv. - eilintered spars and count the bullet holes nuu loot with patriotic admiration on the fag that floated in victory from the mast- vf i IiUt that man ls TDore of a urioitv "Who has gone through thirty vears of the sharpshooting of business life and vet sails on. victor over the temptations of the street. oh, how manv have gone down under the pressure, leaving not so much as the patch of canvas to tell where they per ished! They never had anv peace. Their d:sjonesties kept tolling in" their ears. If I had an ax and could split open the beams or that fine house, perhaps I would find in the very heart of It a ekeleton. In his very best wine there is a smack of poor man's sweat Oh, it is strange that when a man iihs uevoure.l widows' houses he is di-i turbed with indigestion? All the forces of ?P!!8flJ'a,!,st h,m' Thn floods are reaay to crrown mir: n-n IUr t-aj.xU'ILrr, U swallow him and the fires to consume him and the lightnings to smite him. But the children of God are on every street, and in the day when the crowns of heaven are distributed some of the brightest of them will be given to those men who were faith ful to God and faithful to the souls of others amid the marts of business, proving themselves the heroes of the street. Mightv were their temptations, .raightv was their deliverance and mighty shall be'their triumph. Again, the street impresses me with the fa.-t that life is full of pretention and sham. ' What subterfuge, what .double dealing, what two fa?eriness! Do all people who: wish you good morning reallv hope vou a hapny day? Do all the people who shake hands love eacli other? Are all those anxi ous about your health who inquire con cerning it? Do au want to see. you wuo ask you to call? Doe all the world know half as much as it pretends to know? Is there not many a wretched stock of goods with n brilliant show? Tassing up and down thestregts to your business and your work, afevou not impressed with the fact that society is hol'ow and that that there are subterfuges and pretensions? Oh. how many there are who swagger and strut, and how few peonle who are natural and walk! While fops simper and fools chuckle and simpletons giggle, bow few peoplo are natural and laugh! The courtesan and the libertine go down the street in beautiful apparel, while within the heart there are volcanoes of passion consuming their life away. 1' say these things not to create in you incredulity or misanthropy, nor do I "forget there "are thousands of people a great deal better than thev seem, but I do not think any man is prepared for the conflict of this life until he knows this particular peril. Ehud comes protending to pay his tax to King Eglon, and, while he stands in front of the , king, stabs him through with a dagger un til the haft went in after the blade. Judas Iscariot kissed Christ. Again, the street impresses me with the fact that it is a great fieU for Christian charity. There are hunger and suffering, and want anil wretchedness in the coun try, but these evils chiefly congregate in our great cities. On every street crime prowls, .and drunkenness staggers, and shame winks, and pauperism thrusts out its hand asking for alms. Here what is most squalid anil hunger is most lean. A Christian man, going along a street in.New York, saw a poor lad, an.l he- stopped and said. "My boy. do you know how to read and write?" The boy made no an wer. The mm asked the question twice and thrice. ''Can you read and write? " And then the boy answered, with a tear plashing on the back of his hand. He said in defiance: "No, sir, don't read nor write, neither. God. sir. don't want me to read and write. Didn't ho takeaway my father so long ago I never remember to have seep him? And haven't I had to go along the fdreet to get something to fetch home to eat for the folks? And didn't I, as soon as I eoubl carry a basket, have to go out and pick up cinders and never have no school ing, sir? God don't want me to read. sir. I can't read nor write, neither." Oh. thesn poor wanderers! They have no chance. Born-in degradation, as they get up from their hands and knees to walk, they take their first step on the road of despair. Let lis go forth in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ to rescue them. Let us ministers not bo afraid of soiling our black clothes while we go iown on that mission. .While w-3 aro tying an elaborate knot in our cravat or wfiile we are in the studv rounding otl some period rhetorically we might bo sav ing a soul from death and hiding a multi tude of sins. O Christian laymen, go out on this work! If .you are not willing to go forth yourself, then give of your means, and if you are too lazy to go, and if you are too stingy to help, then get out of the way and hide yourself in the dens and raves of the earth, lest, when Christ's chariot comes along the horses' hoofs trample you into the mire. Beware lest the thousands of the destitute of your city in the last great day rise up and curse your stupidity and your negjeet. Down to work! Lift them up. One cold winter's day, as a Christian man was going along the Battery in New York, he saw a little girl seated at the gate, shivering in the cold. He nai l to her: "My child, what lo vou sit there for. thi cold day?" "Oh," she replied, "I am waiting for sorovboiy to come and take care of me." "Why,'' sail the man, "what rnak"syou think anybody will come and take care of you?" "Oil," she sa;d, "my mother died last wek, and I was cry ing very much, and she said: 'Don't cry. dear, though I am gene and your father is gone, the Lord will sen 1 somebo ly to take crre of you.' Mv mother never t dd a lie; she said some one would come and take careofme. nnl I am waiting for then to come." Oh, yes. they are waiting for you. Men who have money, men who have influence, men of churches, men of great hearts, gather them in. .gather them in. It is rot the wiil of your Heavenly Father that one 0f thee little ones should perish. La-tly. the street imprest" me with the fact that all the rople ar- looking for ward. I s--e expectancy written on almost every fee I meet. Where you lira 1 a tho i- : straigat on, vou onlv -and peop-e waii i n 1 one inganl looking bak ii i ! ma ca-;s.- w are ia:m the mult i; a ! on ..ramp ot a great cost, mare am marching for eternity. Beyond the c,?. ;et the store, the shoo.-the street, there is a world, populous an i trenv-aloa. Ta rough God's grace. mav vou re ach that blessed p.aee, vards tlit chariot of Vl&uka V Uy bad Tae us ail to look aha 1. be- -r:ai. m t::i ? tramp ot th streets I heir the ! weep and the never toil. A river cows through that citr. with rounded and lux urious banks, and the trees of life, laden with everlasting fruitage, bend their branches into the crystal. No plumed hearse rattles over that pave ment, for they are never sick. With im mortal. health glowing in every vein, thev know hot how to die. Those towers of strength, those palace-? of beauty, gieam in the light ot a sun that never sets. Oh, heaven, beautiful heaven! Heaven, where our friend are! The take no census in that city, for it is inhab ited by "a inu'.r' Tie which no man can number." itink above rank. Host above hot. Gallery above gailery, sweeping all around th heavens. Thou sands of thousands. Millions of millions. Blessed are they who enter in through the gate into that city. oh. start for it to day! Through the blood of-the great sacrifice of the .Son of God take up your march to heaven. "The spirit and the briae say, Come, and, whosoever wiil. let him come and take the water of life freely." Join this great throng marching heaven ward. Ail the ioors-of invitation aro open. "And I saw twelve gates, and the twelve gates were twelve pearis." The BUmarrks' New Iteming Place. The bodies of Prince and Princess Bis "tarek were placed in the new mausoleum ..c Friederiebsruh. Germany, a few day ago, Emperor William attending the cera-po-iiies. A great throng fills those hou'e ni the streets are anish with Curiosities of liquor taxes. Their Relation to the Payments for School Support, . The loial payments in the Unitol States for school support and for li quor taxes and licenses are in excess of .r'."oO. m m .( m h i. and it is somewhat cu rious and instructive to note the rela tion' which these iwo items bear to filch other. At the head of the states disbursing public moneys fur educational pur--oses is, of course. New York, with a lokal of L!i;..oo,iMH. and with liquor collections of .SUT.tMMi.nuo, or ,SuOU,.) more. Pennsylvania expends for (schools .s-ji).mh,(miii and-collects from liquor licenses of various sorts i 1 . ::. OO't, the disparity being in part ex plained by the fact that the large breweries which increase to so great an extent tin government: collections from .New York, are not to be found in the Keystone state. In Ohio the school expenses are ,S 1 ", i.ikmi and the liquor tax revenues SIlVJoiukiu, a difference smaller than in Pennsylvania, but ma terially larger than in New York. Massachusetts expends for educa tional purposes .Sl"..bH(t.nii(t in a year, while the liquor tax collections are only o.oi io. m h . (tn the other hand. Illinois, now the chief state of whis key distilleries, expends .lb.Oio,0)i a year for education and collects S".: 000,000 a year from taxes on the sale or manufacture of liquors, or twice as much. Missouri expends $7.000,ooo a year for educational purposes and col lects .St5,000,O00 from liquor taxes. In Kentucky, in which the school ex penses are $0,000,000, the' liquor collec tions are in excess of $12,000,000. In California, now distinguished as the wine state, the collections from liquor taxes Tast year wore $",.roo,000 ami the expenditures for educational purposes $0,OO0.000.j In Texas tin? educational expenses are $4.."oo.ooo and the collec tions from revenue taxes are $1,100, ooo. r about one-quarter as much. In Georgia the educational expenses are $l,soo.0(to and the revenues from li quor taxes are nearly $000,000." Con necticut expends $:',,ooo,0o0 for edu cational purposes ami collects $l.o00, ooo from liquor taxes. Teunessee ex pends $1,000,000 for educational pur poses and collects .Sl.loo.ooo from li quor taxes. Maine, a prohibition state, expends $l.0oo,0oo 'for purposes of ed ucation and collects $o-".ooo from li quor taxes, mostly those imposed by the I'nited States government. Iowa expends $$.-oo.ooo on education ami collects $l,:;oo.o0o from excise taxes Kansas expends $l.r.oti,0oo on educa tion and collects st;..o!o from liquet taxes. Vermont collects $".'J.ooO. Mis sissippi $l".".oott and. the Indian Terri tory $l,0oo. Mississippi expends $1. 000,000 for education and Vermont ex pends Sl.ooo.ooo. New Jersey spenoi $1.0o.oOo a year more for educational purposes than it collects from liquoi revenues. North Carolina collects $1, 10o,ooo from liquor taxes and expend: SCtO,Oto j-,,r education.--New York Sun. Less Horses But Not Horse! ss The Municipal ''ouneil ,f Stuttgart. Havana. has-.asvd a law forbidding the use of horses f,,r trucks or heavy freight wagons" within the city limits. This city, i hough only three of '"the long stret ts are of smooth, level pave ment, is far ahead of other Continental towns jti automobile vehicles for both passengers and freight. It really 1ms no nevd of horses, and. as the horses are iu the way of the rapid locomotion of the automobiles, the city has taken the matter in hand and decided that the time has con.e for th horse to go. Iopite the numerous hills Und on paved mads, the automobile freight wagons and t axis have proven a great tP-ce-s. Kveii tin? llavarian farmers are taking a deep interest ju the matter, an t the m-Wvpap TS preset tiiat ri.o time ;s 1,,-r otr i, ior-- voii o. i.-a-utc driv.- ;i: tar of? When Use for o e je;.,n fiom England that the cr..tr has a private d--n in his palace pap-red lis ot" mo-t ra.iK'i! us car i 1.. i.: orou-rors. i N in hah- with the s own matestv. hi icr t v-w hoc For the business of rroad remit - licans is to laugh at czars, anl it is mighty hard to laugh at a man who Las sece enough Vj laugh at him- NEWS AND NOTES 1 FOR WOMEN. lei Accessories in the Tailor Costume. . "White "cloth vests, revers and other accessories impart an a)pearance of daintiness and distinction to the tailor costumes they decorate. The gowns so finished this spring; are especially attractive. "All the short natty coats are very closely fitted in the hack, and on raauv ox the imoorted costumes ' 4. . the white cloth vest is double-breasted aud fastened with handsome gold but tons, and the white revers are edged with a graduated design in narrow-gold braid. Popular Newmarkets For Shopping. Long, close-fitting Newmarkets, that cover the wearer from neck to feet, are very popular for useful wear during the spring for shopping and traveling. They are double-breasted with revers collar, and are cut without crossing seams on the hips. Very light tan kersey is used for these wraps, with stitched edges for their finish aud white pearl-button fasten ings. Other long shapes of checked cheviots have hoods or short English capes to complete them, and there are fawn-colored models with a pointed yoke of the cloth and a stitched belt at the back only. A lJeeomiiij; House Dress. A French house dress made of soft Henrietta cloth of magenta shade could be worn becomingly by a woman of almost any type. The blouse vest and petticoat, are of beige vicuna, tucked and briar-stitched in lattice effects on the blouse front, and simply briar-stitched at the hem of 'the petti coat. The oddly shaped cape-collar and revers are elaborately trimmed with beige lace; loops of red satin rib bon showing here and there among the filmy meshes. The elbow sleeves are finished with a similar trimming of wider lace and ribbons. Around the neck is a pretty collar of black chenille embroidery raid at the waist a chenille belt. A Woman's Jtcform in Illinois. Illinois club women have under taken a crusade against, the use ot womau's face or figure for. advertising purposes. It is . proposed that no woman's face, in other words, shall be any man's fortune. This unique reform of the scandalized fair sex bobbed up serenely at a recent ineet iug of the Fourteenth Congressional District Federation of AVomen's Clubs, held at Lewistown. The petition-loving club women who were present compared advertising pic tures aud promptly decided they were enough to drive the youth of 'America to corruption. Thereupon they drew up a stringent set of resolutions, which have since . been printed for the pur pose of distribution among the wom en's clubs of the State. After these "face and figure" resolutions are suf ficiently supported by feminine sig natures they will be turned over to their dear masculine friends the lawmakers in the State Legislature with an earnest little prayer that there be issued a stern manifesto against the use of woman's likeness for commercial purposes. Chicago Times-Herald. An Klal-orato Cloth Skirt. - Cloth skirts for'sjiring costumes are, many of them, most elaborate. There is one design in blue serge that is par ticularly effective and, of course, par ticularly expensive, as well.- The skirt is cut with a gored effect and is very flaring around the foot. Down the front breadth at either side go three or four lines of black braid. These Hues of braid turn and go around the skirt about a quarter of a yard from the foot, and above the three lines of braid is a mass of braiding in narrow black sou tache aud narrow black satin 'folds, making the entire sides of the skirt covered with braid in an elaborate de sign. This skirt is one of the French models; has not yet become common; is very handsome, but ha3 the disad vantage that it cuts the figure and makes a short person look shorter. For ordinary everyday wear and a useful investment the bell skirt is still the favorite, but ii can be trimmed with lines of braid that start from the hem at the back of theskirt, extend ing up only a little distance; in front go the whole way as far as the belt, but put on to meet in a point. They must not go straight up and down, for that would give too square a look to the figure; instead they must' be put on in such a way that they give the ef fect cf gores, or, rather, follow the lines of the gores. . A Huahaiiri'a Tate. Mary Ji. Baldwin relates this sug gestive little incident in the Woman's Home Companion: 4i 'Oh, my clear, where did you get that monstrosity '?' whispered a man to the" little woman by his side as he clung to a5" strap, aud she to him, as they rode home together iu a street-car. 'The effect certainly wa3 ridiculous the wjc-e face with its timid expres sion nuutr one cf the largest of the new styles of hate with its flaunty feathersj and obtrusive trimmings. The tears started to the eyes of the overtopped little creature"; then she recovered herself, and insisted that it was just the thing the very latest of the fashions. It not beneath tiie thought of the most intellectual wom an, nor does it compromise personal independence and taste to consul! the preference of a husband in the choice of modes aud articles of dress. "There are husbands so constituted, do doubt, that it is gratifying to their pride and sense of authority to re ceive perfect dependence from tha wife; but the reliance of an efficient woman who is able -to think and act for herself is thoroughly appreciated by a broad-miuded, generous-souled husband. If his wife has a refined true taste he feels honored when she lays before him her plans for the house-furnishing, or the gowning oi herself, and after the purchase, as lie regards effects, he takes pride in the thought of having had a voice in the. choosing." Massage a Beauty Restorer. The marriage of Adeliua Patti will make the massage business mofo popular than ever, for she first be came acquainted with her new hus band by employing him in that line. It has become verv extensive in Wash ington aud all the cities of the East, and in the West also, and is now re garded by rich and self-indulgent people as one of the necessaries, of life. The fashionable physicians ia Chicago prescribe it as a cure for tho grip, which leaves the patient weak and enervated. Nothing seems to take the spirit out of a man so much, and there is no inclination for the ex ercise that is absolutely necessay for the recovery of strength. A new feature of the massage treat ment, as practiced in Chicago, is to restore youth and beauty, in women who are showing signs of age. A good-looking women dreads nothing so much as wrinkles, and a massuer there guarantees to remove them -by au application of hot water and the) pressure of her fingers upon the ilesb. The operation requires a good -deal of patience and sacrifice, however, be cause while under treatment tha patient's face is swathed in bandages of hot water for several days and sho can eat nothing but liquid'food taken' through a tube. There have been at least three successful operations of this kind. One lady in Washington, who a year ago showed unmistakable signs of age, blossomed out last fall' in the fullness and bloom of youth,' or, as she said, sixteen years younger than when sho left the "city in the. spiing, Chicago Hecord. J6si p. Miss Kitty. Heed, the Speaker's handsome daughter, receives 1000 annually for her services as stenog rapher to the Speaker. Miss Frances E. Mason is President of the National Hank iu Limerick, Me. Tt. WitS fnnndfd Kv lmr T M. Mason, aud its interests have been ably promoted under her leadership. Miss Florence Caldwell, of Cleve land, Ohio, is said to be the only, woman civil engineer iu America. She is the daughter of Judge Caldwell, one of the most prominent jurists in Ohio. The mother of M. Jean de Rc3zke has built him a lovely home in tho Champs Elysees of Paris, where he and his wife may live. Mme. de Heszke, senior, and her son Edouard aud his family will also take up their abode in the same house. The report of the Membership Com-' mittee of the New England Historic Genealogical Society shows that forty women were admitted to membershii during the past year, that being the first vear that the by-laws of the so ciety have permitted their admission, to membership. Cleanings l'rnin the Shops. , Lisle hose in checks and large plaids. Neck clasps in green enamel clover leaf designs. Jeweled and enameled slides for soft ribbon belts. - Hatpins in rich mosaic designs and unusually large heads. Gingham dresses for girls trimmed with lace or embroidery. Watch chains, and fobs in combina tions -of gold and gun metal. Imported skirts showing large plaids of green aud red combined. Cloth suits for girls in smooth-faced materials trimmed with braid. , Silk evening hose in . conspicuous colors with silk-embroidered insteps. Ueautiful organdies in designs of black, white and gray arranged in stripes or scrolls. Safety slides for the hair made of tortoise shell, silver or gold, plain or jewel studded. Superb embroideries on a satin ground in combinations of pearl beads, jewels and tinsel. Embroideries of velvet, satin or mousseline outlined with small beads, sequins or tinsel. Midseason toques of lace or richlv embroidered transparent materials nowers and aigrettes. Fine quality dotted Swisses showing, narrow stripes in delicately colored pompadour patterns. j Mtssc-s' frocks composed entirely of lengthwise rows of shirring, with nar row satin ribbons between. Heady-made pique gowns with threa ,band3 of open embroidery on the skirt and guimpe of the same material. i Vli tiooas juxmumisti "'