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PWNCCSS& SOWN Easy to Blip on, and nico for after* noons at home, is a gown of white cloth, with n tucked embroidered yoke and black velvet bow. Black fox edges the skirt and trims the neck and yoke, and the sleeves are of chiffon. In a swirling mass about the arm. Worn with black Jet. combs In the hair and black velvet slippers, this would make an exceptionally attrac tive costume. New Styles In Sleeves. It Is the sleeves that are the great point of departure in the new styles. Cone are those unwieldy and awk ward wrist puffs that worn always dipping Into the butter or the gravy at the dining table, and sweeping up the dust off every other table with which they came In contact. They certainly were more provocative or 111 humor and necessitated more trips to the cleaner's than any other fea ture of fashion that we have suffered Tinder for a long time past. Added to which they hail a trick of broadening the outline of the figure, an effect which was not by any means to their credit or ours. There Is a delightful latitude of style and styles In the new sleeves; anil It will he possible for the girl who designs, aud perhaps makes, her own lingerie blouse), to have quite un extensive repertolro In them without resorting to |ho same sleeve more than once. With the broadening, and in many Instances the shortening, of the shoul der seam—the latter Is a hint for those whoso shoulders are already perhaps unduly broad —and the mass ing of the fullness above the elbow joint the upper part of the waist will take on an appearance of fullness that will mako the adjustment of the tK»dy portion n matter of some thought and skill. Ladies’ Dressing Sacque. Attractiveness is as important a fac tor as comfort ,n the selection of a dressing sacque. and both these de tails were consid ered In designing the one shown here. In figured material and hav ing a prettily-shap ed collar and deep cuff in plain color ed material. It takes up no more time to mako up a pretty dressing sacque, and the material costs no uioro than to make up a common Inok- ing garment, and how much more sat isfaction there Is in feeling that you have a pretty, neat Hacque of the latest design. Tho design shows a tucked yoke In front, thus cnnbllng one to mnko a dainty, pretty design without tho largo collar. Tho sacque may bo worn with or without tho belt. For a neat little dressing sacque that is nice enough for afternoon wear, ns well as for a morning sacque. this Is a good model to follow. Made up in figured Jnpanoso silk or challle, and using white or plain material for collar and cuffs, ono fashions a most charming design. Cashmere, albatross, fleece tinod material and silk arc suitable to the mode. Embroideries on Gowns. In sheer white materials there are some lovely model gowns, which show what may bo accomplished by tho use of tho exquisitely designed and won derfully fine all-over embroideries. One gown, very simple In outline, con sists of a bodice and skirt of the sheerest nainsook embroidery. In open buttonhole design, tho pattern taking the form of a palm loaf. Tho skirt has a fitted flounce In tho aamo doslgn. already fulled, as so many of tho new fiouacings are. so that in place of being gathered on to the main body of tho skirt It Is laid flat, giving no apparent joining edge, yet securing nil tho necessary fullness around the bottom of the skirt. A girdle of palo blue or other colored satin or silk, high In the hack and front, holds the fullness of the bodice well up; the Inshles of the elbow sleeves, where a narrower ruffle of em broidery. llko that on tho skirt, fin ishes tho rather full sleeve. Is set with innumerable pleatings of sheer nain sook, with a narrow lace edge. Mock Turtle Soup. Add four hard-boiled eggs cut Into eighths, a glass of clnret, the Juice of half a lemon, or a lemon peeled, then allced thin (this last to be laid on the surface after the soup Is dished), n teacupful of boiling water and such additional salt and pepper as your U«t« adjudges to be needful. If you New Downs with the Latest Paris Touches care to tuko the trouble, omit the whites of the eggs, pound the yolks into a paste, work in melted butter, a pinch of mustard, pepper and salt, and bind with tho yolk of a raw egg. Flour your hands, make the paste into small balls and drop into the boiling soup. Simmer three minutes after they go in. Tricks In Stockings? In selecting stockings it is well to buy a half sl/.e larger than one is sup posed to wear, not only for the com fort, but for the economy, since they are less apt to break out quickly If amplo room is allowed for tho foot. Lastly, be sure to have your stock ings always smoothly held in place. Wrinkled stockings nre almost ns great an offense against neatness as is a down-at-tlie-heel shoe. A woman who hns a very beautiful collection of silk stockings finds a good substitute for the havoc-making garter In Inch wide silk ribbons which she sews to her corset and then slips through an elastic loop attached to each stocking. The rlb!>on Is then tied in a bow at the side of the knee. kimuno lines are used In every thing from coats to buthrobes. Little lace toques made of Valen ciennes with a knot of roses at tho side, nre nobby. . Black silk stockings have sprays of blue forget-me-nots embroidered on the Instep. A plain, close-fitting skirt, flaring only at the feet, best tots off the long, tight coat. Some of the early strnw hats are faced with sun-plaited shaded silk with dazzling effect. New shirtwaist sleeves nre a trifle fuller at tho top. hut have not chang ed radically In shnpe. Most of the new summer stuffs nre mercerized and very beautifully and perfectly done. too. Fine Imitation Valenciennes, Is lovelier than ever, almost defying dis tinction from tho real lace. Indications are that tho dlrectolre, Louis und redlngote coats of the win ter will hold over Into summer. Almost nil bodices are cut out at the neck to show some form of yoke, chemisette or plastron, generally in white. Rice Pie. Pick a clean quart of rice, wash well, tie in a cloth, put Into a pot of boiling water and boll until perfectly soft. Then drain and press It as dry as possible; mix It with two ounces of butter and two tablespoonfuls of mild grated cheese. Take a small tin butter kettle, wet tho inside, put In the rice and stnnd in n cool place till quite cold. Then turn it out carefully (It should retain the form of the ket tle). rub It over with the beaten yolk of an egg. and set it In an oven till lightly browned. Cut out from the top of the mass of rice an oval lid. about two Inches from the edge, so as to leave a fiat, rim or border all around. Then excavate the mould of rico. leaving a standing crust nil around and at the bottom about two inches thick. Have ready some hot stewed oysters or birds, brown or white fricassee. Fill up the pie. ad ding the gravy. I .ay on tho lid ami decorate It with sprigs of curled pars ley stuck In all around tho crack where tho lid is put on. To Match the Skies. Why follow a fickle fashion book, * when you're in tune with nature by matching gowns to the skies, gray if the day Is gray, red at sunset, blue for a fair afternoon. Wear rubles and garnets when you are chilly, hang on an emerald in early spring If sen timental take a moonstone or an opal, but dress to suit the skies. With the housewife To restore color taken out by acids drop sal-volatile or hartshorn on the spot. Plush goods if sponged with a little chloroform will look as clean and bright as when new. To clean nickel scour with pulver ized borax; uso hot water and very little soap; rinse in hot water and rub dry with clean cloth. It Is well to remember that a pound of sugar Is ono plot, an ounce of liquid TIHK TAFFETA MOUSE. GOWN A pretty house gown of light blue nun's veiling has a front of white tucked muslin and a stiff cravat of vio let velvet. Tho bodice is draped and tucked into a high girdle of violet silk. Little plaltlngs of veiling make a dainty finish down either sldo ol the front, and tho puffed elbow sleeves nre caught iu by twists of vlo let velvet, from which hahg long scarftf of white lace. is two tahlespoonfuls and u pint ol liquid weighs sixteen ounces. In a colonial houso recently com pleted very decorative tall candle j sticks are made an integral part of the I railings of the gallery that surrouuds j the dining-room wall. To clean vulcanite and horn combs do not wash, but brush them. Occa sionally take a piece of cotton and pull it through the teeth of the comb and remove any dandruff thut may have collected there. For Outdoor Sports. The newest sweaters for outdoor sports aro long and built on the siralghtest of linos. Instead of the I high rolling collar, they are finished j off V-neck fashion. Big caps come to wear with them — knit, too. and made so that they pull down over your ears like the old fa. hloned toboggan caps the young stars used to wear. But these have ar other advantage—two great open ings left In 'ront. Invisible when the cap Is put on In ordinary fashion, but making It possible to pull the rap down over your faco, lettlug the openings come Just over your eyes. The cap gives you rather a goblin llko nppcaranco when your faco Is en tirely covered except for the goblin like eyo-lioles. Black Taffeta Waist. Blouse of black taffeta shirred at the bottom and forming a little frill. simulating a bo lero. The stole ends aro shirred at the bottom, fin ished with frills of the silk, and orna mented with but tons. Inside they , aro finished with J an edge of light j blue velvet and open over a tulle plastron of Vene tian lace. The i shoulder collar Is also of this lace bordered with a little plaiting of white gauze. The neck is finished with a ruche of lace, in the middle of which is a band of tho blue, the ends fastened with strass buttons. Tho standing col lar Is of white silk or Boon. The full sleeves nre shirred at the bottom and finished with frills of|the material and lace. Spangles Seen on Many Gowns. A black net gown with Jot silver, gold or steel paillettes Is one of the most effective gowns, a woman can possess. For the moment tho gold spangles or paillettes are tremendous ly in demand and consequently are smart. The craze for brown is seen In the different shades of the color with bronze or gold spangles, while mauve, blue and green, arc also to be found in any number of new and ef fective patterns. White spangled with silver Is not so new, Lut the de signs outlined with the spangles of paillettes are absolutely novel. Yel low with gold is exquisitely harmon ions, until white spangled with gold and put over pleated or yellow chiffon gives a doep champagne which Is most original and striking. Pork-Apple Pie. Slice the apples into a deep pie plate and place small pieces of pork without any rind among tho slices The pieces of pork should not be lnrg or than the end of your finger. Pout over this one-half cup of molasses and add any kind of spice you like, but somo llko It better without any. Cov er with good crust and eat hot for din ner. No under crus,.. Potato Time Table. Baked —Thirty to forty-five minutes. Steamed —Twenty to forty minutes. Boiled (in skins)—Twenty to thir ty minutes. Boiled (Pared) —Twenty-five to for tv-five minutes. Well softened potatoes are cook Ribbon Trimmings. Cold and silver gauze ribbons are effective trimmings, and the beautiiul soft wired sash rlDbons are much used and draped Into boleros, short-sleeved | cuffs and even put together to make little basque coats to wear with thin skirts. BEETHOVEN AN ECCENTRIC MAN. Great Musician Awkward and Un kempt in Appearance. Eccentric and unconventional Bee thoven certainly was in sotno respects, to judge from descriptions quoted by I). G. Mason In un article in tho Out look : His unconventionality appears In all his actions and opinions, from tho most trivial to the most momentous, says the writer. Take, for Instance, to begin with, the subject of personal appearance, dress and demeanor. What an altogether unusual man It was that Carl Czerny, as a boy of ten, In 1801, was taken to visit! "We mounted." says Czerny, "five or six stories high to Beethoven's apartment and were announced by a rather dirty-looking servant. In a very desolate room, with papers and articles of dress strewn in all direc tions. bare walls, a few chests, hardly a chair except the rickety one stand ing by the piano, there was a party of -;lx or eight people. "Beethoven was dressed In a jacket and trousers of long, dark goat's hair, which at once reminded me of the description of Robinson Crusoe I had been reading. He had a shock of Jet black hair (cut a la Titus) standing straight upright. A beard of several days' growth made his naturally dark face still blacker. I noticed also, with a child’s quick observation, that he had cotton wool, which seemed to have been dipped In some yellow fluid, In both ears. His hands were covered with hair and tho fingers very broad, especially on the tips.” The oddity In dress observed by Czerny was habitual with Beethoven. "In the summer of 1813.” says Schind ler. "he had neither a decent coat nor a whole shirt," his habit of dabbling his hands in water until he was thor oughly wet. while following out a musical thought, cannot have Im proved his clothes. Nor did his car riage set them off; he was extremely awkward with Ills body—could not dunce in time and generally cut him self when he shaved, which, however, he did Infrequently. One of the Old Guard. When the Empress Eugenie arrived on Tuesday night from the Hotel Con tinental and stepped from the electric coupe which had been sent to the sta tion to meet her. a tall and soldierly old man of some seventy years stood with hared head and saluted In mili tary fashion. In the brilliant days of the second empire the old soldier formed part of the empress' bodyguard, and it is said that he conceived n strong platonic love for his sovereign, which made him the butt of his comrades. The empress frequently visits the city over which she once reigned so brilliantly, but even the newspapers hardly notice her coinings and goings. The old soldier, however, never falls in his fidelity, and stands in one of the corridors through which the em press Is hound to pass, so that he may salute his former sovereign as she passes at tho Hotel Continental. He Invariably brings a magnificent bou quet of violets or roses, which are placed in tho empress’ drawing room. Paris Letter to the London Express. Made His Point, Anyway. •It’s a curious fact," said a down town business man to a friend, "how long one can live in a place without knowing ns much about it as the occa sional visitor." "I don't know about that." was the reply. “I have lived here some years, and I guess I know little old New York inside ouL" "It does look that way at first,” said tho speaker. "Of course, we know a great deal about the city, but there are things we see every day and never In quire about. Your office is near the Battery. Whose statue ornaments Bowling Green park?” "Why, I pass there often. I believe that Is a statue of —er —er —Peter Stuyvesant." ‘No. it Is not,” replied the man who started the conversation. “Well.” said his friend, "whose stat ue is It?" "It's a statue of—of—well. I have forgotten,” came the answer, after a pause. "Anyway, that proves my point.”—New York Sun. Love’s Blindness. “Full glad am I the gods have nmdc thee blind!" Thou nnsw. i. i. whene'er I seek to tell thee How thut thy coining hath revealed to Wotidet on wonder; how In thee I find The flume I!»:iuty’s Immortality Lighting the darkling pathway of man kind. Yet. I am blind, as ono who, in the night That hides the valley, from n mountain soar ('.sizing enthralled on some god-throning • star. Dreams the old dreams, lmperishnbly bright: Whose »yt:i. that they may worship from afar. The gods have stricken with eternal light. Mv soul hath pierced the radiant ecstasy That veils tin soul from all men's sight, and gazed. As one by sudden light from heaven amazed. I’nblinded. on the Inmost mystery; And, though tho shrines of ull the gods he razed. Shall worship ever, blind to nil but thc-o. - London Dally News. Author Tires of Fine Weather. William Dean Howells lias settled In San Remo for the winter, but finds that the monotonously perfect weath er at that lovely Italian resort palls upon him as a native-born American. Writing to a friend tho distinguished author says: "You have no idea how sick one gets of sunshine and calms. I should like to see a naked elm tree shuddering in a good old northeaster ly storm. Pocketbooks for Judges. A Senator went Into tho Senate sta tionery room and asked to be shown some pocket books. “Here are some." said one of the attendants, "that have spaces for railroad passes.” "Good ress!" exclaimed the Senator. "Who could use a book like tliat with all those spaces for railroad annuals?” "I don’t know,” said the attendant, "unless it was a United States judge.’’ —Chicago Chronicle. Cruel Fate’s Favors. Tho Poet—My mail contains noth ing but rejected manuscripts! His Wife—And mine nothing but in viutlons to military openings! FOR YOUNG FOLKS The Slng-Away Bird. O say. have you luard of the slng-away bird. That sings where the Runaway river Runs down with Its rills from the bald headed hills . , „ That stand In the sunshine and shiver? ••O. sing; slng-away; slng-away. How the pints und the birches are stirred , By the trill of the slng-away bird! And the bald-headed hills, with their rocks and their rills. To the tune of his rapture arc ringing. And their faces grow young, all their gray mists among. While the forests break forth Into sing ing. ... "O. sing! slng-away! sfng-awnv. And the river runs singing along. And tho Hying winds catch up the song. It was nothing hut —hush! A wild white throated thrush That emptied his musical quiver With a charm and a spell over valley and dell On the hanks of the Runaway river. "O. sing! slng-away! slng-away! Yet the song of the wild singer had The sound of a soul that was glad. And beneath the glud sun many a glad hearted one Set the world to the tune of his glad- The river "shall sing It. tho breezes shall wing It. Till life shall forget Its long sadness. "O. sing! slng-away! slng-away! ' Sing, spirit, who knowesl Joy's giver. Sing 6n. by Time's Runaway river! —Lucy Larcuin. The Magic Bottle. Here If a trick that will prove a puz zle to who are not pretty well up In phys.es TaKC an ordinary dinner plate and fill «t with water, then a small empty Dottle, and assure the spectators that Water Rising in the Bottle. you are wizard enough to pour water through the solid bottom of the latter. Pass the bottle around, that all may ste It perfectly empty and dry. then, having thrust a stick Into it and held It to tho Are until It Is very hot—too hot to hold in the bare hands—stand It, mouth downward. In tho plate of water. At the same time pour a table spoonful of water on the upturned bot tom, as If you were beginning to All It in that way. Each time you do this the bottlo will be seen to retain more water, and as a corresponding amount will have disappeared from the plateful from which you are dipping It, It will easily appear as though the water had passed through the bottom of the bottle. Brother. Who Knocks? Two players are blindfolded and sit down back to back. Another player creeps to them and taps one of them gently on the head. The child that is so touched asks the other blindfold ed one: “Brother, who knocks?” If It guesses who It was, the "knock- I or" must take his place. Trick with Cards. Here Is a card trick that any bright hoy can perform, and a little practlco will make him so skillful that no one can detect it. Hold out the pack, face downward, anJ ask some one to draw out four cards. Then ask him to look at them and to think of one of the four. Of course he must not tell you wnat rani he thought of. When l:o bands the four cards back to you, you must put two of thorn at the bottom of ll»e pack and two on the top. but you must do t*is sodextrously and neatly that It will not bo noticed. Hero is where your practice will be needed. Now In handling the pack, w ithdraw four cards of my sort, no matter what they may be. and place them under the two cards that you have put at tho bottom of the pock. Then, taking six cards from the bottom, spread them out on the table and ask the person if t'ue card he thought of is among them. If he says no, you are sure that It Is one of tho two that you put on top. You then pass those two cards to tho bottom, and. withdrawing one of them, you lay It on the table, asking him if that Is the card. If he ray? np again, take up tho The Enjoyable Game of Sniff—How to Play It This Is as enjoyable a game as you could ask for. If you do not know how to play It, follow tho directions quoted below from the Book of Indoor and Outdoor Games: Sniff is a game of cither dominoes or card dominoes, and may be played by two persons or four as partners. Tho dominoes are posed face down, and each player takes six, the rest being left in the stock. The one who has tho highest double opens the game. If no ono has a double, each draws in turn from the stock until one Is found. He places this in the center of the table. The domino Is called "Sniff,” and the next player on the left must place next to It another piece, one end of which must correspond to the numbers of Sniff. If he cannot do this he must draw from the stock. If after drawing three pieces he is still unable to play, ho loses his turn. All four sides of Sniff may be played card, put It on top of the pack and then, extending the pack toward him, tell him to draw his card from the bot tom —and his card Is sure to lie there. If when you lay down the six cards, lie hays that his card Is among them, you take up the four that you have put on the bottom of the pack and put them on top. putting the other two at the bottom. I-ay one of these on the table, and If he says It Is not Ills, a?k him to u t w his from the bottom of the pack, ns in the other case. The Giraffe “Lives High.” “You can always tell girufTe coun | try at a glance,” said Capt. Mancl, the big game hunter.' "A place of low hushes or no bushes or trees at all Is sure not to have any giraffes In It. Always look for low trees with abund ant leafage before you look for tho giraffes. "No matter how fertile tho ground may be, or how full It may be of Ane juicy grass and oilier vegetation that would furnish abundant food for tho giraffes, you won’t bo likely to And them unless there are trees. The rea son for this Is that It is very nearly as hard for a giraffe to browse on the ground as it would be for a man to stoop over without getting on hands and knees, and pick something up from tho ground with his mouth. "There Is no more awkward and painful sight than to see one of these beautiful beasts feeding from tho ground. It straddles till they look as if they were being stretched like In dia rubber. "Then it slowly and clumsily lowers its body. Jerking Its forelegs spastadd ically to keep its balance. That Is why a giraffe Is not eager to browse on low-growing vegetation.” Oldest Musical Instrument. When you listen to the mighty or gm sending forth Its stormy music you will hardly think that the organ Is one of the most ancient of musical Instruments. But It is. It Is based on the simple shepherd's reed, and it represents in its modern form the three primitive instruments —the reed, the pan’s pipe and the bag pipe. It is believed that the Instrument In the second temple of Jerusalem was a regular, complete organ. In the second and third centuries after Christ the bellows came Into use. The first organ builder whose name has been preserved was Georg ius of Venice, who labored during tho time of Ludwig the Devout. Until tho end of the Afteenth century organs were so cumbersome that two players were needed and they had to beat the keys with the full force of their Asts. Uses tor Sand. By the sea nothing seems so com mon or so worthless as the sand by the shore. But in other situations sand is of great use. The farmer or gardener by mixing It with stiff clay makes tho latter better suited for crops or plants. The marble cutter uses It for polish ing. Floors are scoured with It. and .sandpaper has a variety of uses. It has even been said that grocers have mixed It with their sugar. Mixed with ashes and other things and exposed to great heat. It forms glass, not only tho commoner or coarser kind, of which common bottles are made, but also the Anest crystal and Venetian of w hich ornaments and vessels Atted for monarchs and millionaires are shaped. And the sandstone of which palnces are built was once, before enormous pressure wielded it into rock, nothing but a mass of loose sand. “Pious” Parrots. Parrots are such close observers and keen mimics that it would be surpris ing If birds In the households of clergymen and ministers did not re peat special phrases at proper times. Indeed. It would be as well not to hold family worship with a speaking parrot In the room. There was no harm In the bird that sang In good time and tune "There Is a happy land.” But other feats of imitative ness might easily offend. Parrots ut tering responses, or bits of the creed, or scraps of prayer—as several have been known to do —especially at un seasonable moments, are apt to vex rather than amuse, though, of course, the birds do not mean to be Irreverent. A bishop's parrot used to ejaculate "Let us pray,” sometimes In devout tones, at other times mockingly, and the bishop could hardly have liked it. What a Penny Can Do. Most of the talk is about "millions” these days, and I notice that young people, ilke older ones, are beginning to look down on the pennies and to to. and the object of tho game Is to play tho pieces so that the sum of all tho pips may make five or a multiple of five. Each five, or multiple of five, made by a player is added to his scure, and the one first reaching 100 or 200 (as agreed upon) wins the game. Imagine that saving pennies Is too slow altogether for this age, says a business man. Let me tell you a true story about a recent big engineering contract that shows the value of pennies. A great firm, well known through the country, figured on an engineering contract a few years ago. They had everything calculated to tho last cent, except the cost of some drudging. On this they couldn’t quite figure within half of one cent per cubic foot without getting more facts. “We’d better investigate.” said the elder partner, ’’and find out just how much we'll have to dredge.” "Nonsense,” said the younger and more active partner. "It Is only half a cent and it’s not worth bothering about.” So they signed the contract. After they; had worked six months It developed' that the firm would have to dredge away 10,000.000 cubic feet of material. It also turned out that It would cost them exactly “only half a cent” per cubic foot more to do it than they were getting for it. Ten million cubic feet, at that half a cent each, which the younger partner had said was "not worth bothering about," amounted to just $50,000. Tho firm has been working three years now to fulfill a contract at a heavy loss, simply because a man didn’t consider that half a cent was worth bothering about. Death of the Sun. Among the OJlbway Indians, who once occupied tho lands about the great lakes. In Canada, tho sun. inoon and stars were all objects of worship: for the red man was. In his own way. a decidedly religious porson. At dawn the old chief and warriors chanted tho praises of tho sun. and at nightfall they thanked him for tho light and heat with which he had supplied them during the day. An eclipse of the sun filled them with dismay: that event was looked on as his death, and they were then very anxious about his safe ty. They used to fasten bits of live coal to the points of their arrows and shoot them tip into the air in order that the expiring sun might bo relight ed. As for the moon. It was equally precious: they reckoned their month? by it. Their children were forbidden to point at it with their finger lest il should be bitten off. For the Little Folks. A good way to amuse tho little folks is with shadow charades. A large sheet, a lamp, and possibly some card board. with a piano behind tho scenes, are all that is necessary. A double room Is tho host for this, but failing that, the sheet fixed up across one end of the room or in the doorway will do nearly ns well. The sheet must be stretched quite taut and tho lamp placed so that the actor’s shadow will bo thrown full on the sheet, while nil other lights are. of course, extinguished, the specta tors sitting in rows facing the cur tain. Jack Sprat and his wife, I.ittlo Bo- Peep looking for her sheep. Little Miss Mullet and the spider who sat beside her. Pussy in the Well, and Cinderella offer excellent subjects to be illustrat ed in pantomime behind tho sheet. The “kiddles" In tho audience must guess the title of each charade. Unworthy of Monkeydom. According to Mr. J. I* Kipling, the father of tho novelist and poet, mon keys look down with tho utmost con tempt upon their fellows that perform In shows. He once saw a showman form a ring at a spot no far from some trees frequented by a number of wild monkeys. At first they retired to safe distance, but by and by they came near enough to see the performance for nothing. When they beheld their trained kindred dancing to music, and riding about dressed In queer gar ments. on goats, they drew still closer, but plainly expressed both surprise and disgust at the entertainment. It was something novel and painful to them to noto to what depths It was possible for monkeys to sink.—Select ed. It is of great advantage to get rid of one’s dominoes quickly, for the first one to do so adds to his score ail the pips In his adversaries' hands. Five, or a multiple of five, alone is counted. For instance. If the oppon ents’ pips added together mako seven, he adds five to his score; but If eight, ho adds ten. The player or Sniff adds ten to his score: but if Sniff Is double six, it counts twenty. In the diagram double-two is "Sniff,” and counts the player. A, 10, B plays No. 2 and counts five (two and three equal five), and player No. 2 does not scoro (three and six equals nine), but the players of No. 4. D. and No. 6. A. count ten and fifteen, respectively. The score would therefore read thus: Score of A. and C. Score of B. and Du 10 5 15 10 25 15