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THAT LITTLE PHILIPPINE TRAP INTERFERES WITH UNCLE SAM'S MISSION OF INTERCESSION IN BE?
HALF OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN DUTCH RE PUBLIC. OKI YGQ ?What we want in this country is a Supreme Court decision fixing the status of blcyclee as baggage. Scenery, guns and easels are on the list, and why not bicycles? To take a bicycle from a warm room into the Intense cold of a sharp winter day causes rather violent contractions. It Is better not to unnecessarily expose the machine to sudden and great changes of temperature. Baalam's ass called its master's at? tention to bad roads, and has voiced the sentiment of thousands of dumb and patient brutes that have been spa? vined, galled, wind-broken and found? ered In dragging their heavy loads to market. The Iowa Division of the League of American Wheelmen Is the latest to prepare a sidepath bill for the attention of the Legislature. Jt contains all the features that have made the sidepath movement so successful in some of the Eastern States, notably New York, where it originated. The Massachusetts Division has in? deed cause for congratulating Itself in prevailing upon lion. Joslah Quincy to accept the office of Chief Consul. Mayor Quincy will bring to the office all that executive ability and progressive man? agement that he has given to the city of Boston, and we do not doubt his in? fluence will be felt in the legislative work for which Massacnusetts is pre? paring. . Since the Ellsworth L. A. "W. sidepath law was passed, 171,000 wheelmen in New York State have voluntarily paid In $183,000 to the various Sidepath Com? missions In the State. The fact that the buying of a tag and payment of a license fee it* not obligatory may be ac? cepted as assurance that the law Is a popular one. The prices at which the license8 are s?ld ,n the different coun* tlerj vary considerably, but average about t:r, cents. In deference to the wishes of the cyclists of Fremont, Neb., the City Council there recently revised the ordi? nance prohibiting riding on the side? walks, so that now the wulks may be used when the roads are in bad condi? tion, provided that cyclists give the right of way to pedestrains. The new ordinance regulates the speed and also bars riders from the sidewalks between sundown and 11 p. m., and requires the carrying of a light "when riding on the walks after that time. The wheelmen have been fighting hard for this con? cession and feel that they have won a victory. "From the way I size up things big sprockets have received their death blow," said a Chicago manufacturer re? cently. "The orders I have already re? ceived show this, for the demand is al? most wholiy for small sprockets. The makers assure me that they are through with the large ones, and the orders are for twenty-two teeth for women's wheels, twenty-four and twen? ty-six for men's. These will be stand? ard sizes and I think will be the pre? vailing stylo. There is really no reason for the fad for large sprockets, for, not to mention the ungainly appearance I they give a wheel, the whole thing is unmechanlcal from start to finish." I Captain Alonzo D. Peck, chairman of I the Massachusetts Division Touring Committee. I,. A. W., who took charge of the White Mountain tour imme? diately after the recent national meet in Boston, has received an elegant solid gold medal from St, Louis, a token from the tourists in the party of their esteem for him and his management of the tour for their comfort. The medal Is hand? somely engraved. The top bar, filled In with blue enamel, is Inscribed: "L. A. "W. White Mountain Tour, August 21-24; '39." Two gold' chains support a shield hung from the bar. bearing the names of the tourists, while at the bot? tom are the words, "A. D. Peck, Captain." 4& The office of road Inquiry In the De? partment of Agriculture has estimated that over $600 O?O.OOO mlg.it be saved annually in the United States by the construction of good roads. The sta? tistics of the Departmi nt of Agriculture show too total amount of all kinds of gialii raised in the Uni ed S ales. The amount consumed on the farms was es? timated at being offset by a large amount of other articles hauled by farmers on the public roads. 13y re? ducing this all to tons and uslrg their Inquiries Into tho cost of hauling one ton as a basis, it was f?und that the ti tal cost of hauling amounted to $910, r,i4,ccr>. and thtattwo-thirds of thin enor? mous amount might be saved each year. This winter will note a very interest? ing legal light In Pittsburg, Pa., led by President Keenan, of the L A. W., against the vehicle lamp ord nune ? row In force there. The enforcement of the present ordinance has made It gen? erally obnoxious, not only tu wheel? man, but to vehicle drivers ns well. The use or lamps has shown that they are not only inconvenient and costly, but that they Increase, rather than dimin? ish, the danger of riding. So clearly is tills the case that Director Bigelow is opposed to the use of lamps, and does not permit the ordinance to be enforced In the parks. Mr. Bigelow never had any use for lamps from tho time the subject was fiist broached, und is now, more thnn ever, convinced that they are unnecessary. Owners of bicycles are warned to look out for the new way to bunco cyclists out cf half dol'ars that is being played in many places, and will probably reach here before iong. Thj victim leaves his wheel to enter a store, and retu.nlng in a few minutes, llnds a lock fastened to the sprocket wheel and chain, presum? ably thivugh the mistake of some care? less wheelman. Upon the advice of a bystander, the cyclist takes his wheel to the shop of a mechanic nearby, who is unable to pick the lock, and saws it in two, or appears to have done so, when he reappears from his back room with a lock, like the one on the wheel, in two pieces. Tho mechanic charges half a. dollar, and as the vic? tim docs not care for the useless two pieces of the lock, they are kept in the ? hop for future use, while the lock that was really on the wheel is handed over by the mechanic to his accomplice, the accmmrdatinir bystander, to he em? ployed in catching the n:xt rider. GIiK.V,in\GS: Florence Nightingale's health is so much impaired that it Is thought she will never be well again. ?oo? The monument to be erected to the memory of Rosa Boniteur, at Fon tainebleau, will consist of a bull In bronze. On the front of the pedestal, above the inscription, will be a bronze medallion portrait of the artist. At the rear end a stag will be exhibited. The Horse Fair and a group of cattle, both from her own paintings, will fill the two sides. Down In Chile young women fill ?00? positions as street car conductors. They dress in neat uniforms, and carry little whistles, which they use In summoning the police when assistance is needed. ?oo? Peruvian men claim that their women are the most beautiful Jn the world. The over-attractive black manta. no doubt, has much to do with their looks, and it Is a wonder that some Parisian actress has not caught the ?rffeert, and Introduced this piece of wearing apparel Into the fashionable world. The manta Is a piece of black Chinese crepe, embroidered according to the wealth of the wearer. Every Peruvian woman wears one when sho goes into the streets. ?oo? u\ writer in Success tells this story of his travels In Patagonia: One- day, while .traveling in com D?D TT Gil IFIEMK10K1 Charles Lamb says that no one ever regarded the 1st of January with in? difference nn. -(:? The appointment of Mrs. Reoecca Lowe, of Atlanta, Ga., as honorary president from America to the Woman's Board of the Paris Exposition, will be regarded by Southern women as a dis? tinct compliment. Mrs. Lowe is a highly cultivated woman and emineutly iltted for the i honor bestowed upon her. She is the founder of the Atlanta Woman's Club, one of the most progressive in the South, and is now president of the General Federation of Woman's Clubs. She is a native of South Carolina, but has tived for many years In Gcorgiu. Mrs. Lowe will sail for France on the 13th of June, and will be accompanied by a number of progressive American women. -(::) A DAUGHTER OF KENTUCKY. One of tho vast, intelligent army of Southern women who have crossed Mason and Dlxon's line to make a success in journalism Is Airs. Ada Brown Talbot, the clever young editor of the Club Woman's Magazine. Mrs. Talbot was born on Kentucky soil. She soys the two most important events of her life happened In the South, namely, her birth and her mar? riage. She comes naturally by her literary talent, for she has lived all her days in an atmosphere of learning. Her father, Mr. Joseph G- Brown, was for many years on the editorial staff of the Louisville Courier-Journal and Is now associated with the press in Denver, Col. Her husband, Mr. Ellsha Hol 'llngsworth Talbot, edited the Railway Age. in Chicago, for fifteen years; so I that Mrs. Talbot, by association as well this fur. Crimson roses on a mink hat seem to be the most appropriate. Ermine is the most popular fur In Paris and London. At the concert re? cently organized in London for the bm efit of the American hospital ship Maine. Mrs. Langtry wore an entire gown of this fur. Being skillfully made, no clumsiness was visible. The only trimming wan an elaborate applique of cream-colored tdlk guipure and eluny lace. Mrs. Langtry wore her hair as In the days of her youth, low in the neck In a big knot. Her large pic? turesque blnck velvet hat, with its black ostrich feathers, was curved on one side, showing pale pink and white camcllas, which rested on her h.itr. Upon her muff, which was also of ermine and frilled at the ends, rested a cluster of these same flowers. An extravagant style is the pleated skirt, which bids fair to do away with the Hat skirt. At this concert Mrs. I'.rovvii-Pottei" wore hers very gracefully. It was of black mirror velvet, pleated Into the. waistband with the exception >?>' a lit? tle space in front. A band i>* black tox fur trimmed the hem. Around the waist was a. soft sash ot black silk crepe de chine. The bodice was trim? med with a narrow editing of black fox fur, and was cut like a Louis XVI. coat, An exquisite boa collarette, m ule in point d'esprit silk net and cream panne, relieved the costume. Mrs. Potter's hat was black, lined with satin and trimmed with long black feathers. . , THE NEW BONNET. A foolish little maiden bought a foolish little bonnet, With n ribbon and a feather and a bit of lace upon it; PETER M?HER AND "KID"' M'COY IN THE ROPED ARENA. Tlie cut repesents these renownsd pusilisls as they will appear In the roped arena, In the Coney Island Sportirg Club's build ng, New York, to- mcrrow afternoon, January 1, 1000. After this light McCoy will retire from the prize ring permanently, devoting hi mself to training athletes in a school ho proposes to establish. party with a Patagonlan Indian, I asked him if he was married. In great wonderment lie asked, "What Is that?" I explained, and then asked In what manner he obtained his wife, "Oh," he replied, "I bought and paid for her with a cow;" but he added, \vilh% evident sadness, that he had not yet completed the payment for the cow, though ho honed to soon, or the parents of his bride would compel her return to the parental roof, as Is the custom, nnd he would then be de? graded. Married at Danville. The following is from the Danville Register of tho 28th Instant: "At Mount Vernon M. E. Church pnr sonage, the Rev. T. N. Potts, D. D., officiated nt the wedding of Miss Clara H. Corbin to Mr. Gallalrd O. Tuck at 0 o'clock last night. The wedding was in the natuio of a surprise to their ! friends and relatives, who, though aware of the engagement, were not In? formed of the time and place of the marriage. "The attendants were Mr- Qeorge W. Corbin, a brother of the bride, and Mr. David Q. Tuck, a brother of the groom. "The bride was attired in a tailor suit of gray and carried bride roses. The groom wore the conventional black. "The bride Is a daughter of Mr. Qeo. C. Corbin and 1s one of Danville's most popular and accomplished young ladies. The groom is the valued employe, of the firm of P.uasall J. Coles & Co., to? bacconists, of this city, and has a host of friends. "Mr. and Mre. Tuck will reside for the present with the bride's parents, No. 176 South Main street. They have tho good wishes of many Danville friends." The groom and his bride have a num? ber of closo friendB In Norfolk, who congratulate them on their entrance into the marriage estate. . i as by experience, belongs to the literary world. The Louisville Courier-Journal says of the Club Woman: "The magazine Is not only devoted to club news throughout the country, but is designed to be a literary vehicle for the best work from the pens of capable women." Says the Denver Republican: "A bright, newsy publication, full of Interesting anecdotes of celebrated club women, clever stories and poems, and bright sketches uf club work." -<::)-* The Club Woman has corresponding editors in every State, and in Mexico, Canada and England. A pretty little story of a most de? cidedly unique club is told by this bril? liant young editor. Calling upon a friend one day, Mrs. Talbot was greet? ed by the little daughter of the house, whose mother was president of an or? ganization. "I didn't know you had a club." snld Mns. Talbot, in answer to something the little girl had said. "Of course I have: just like mamma. My dolly is president, and I got the chair for her. You see," she explained in a whisper, "there's only dollies in it, and the dolly that makes the most noise Is president, just like mamma's club. That's my dolly. She talks whep you push her back. I braked the spring, and now she talks until she Is runned down. So she's president. Don't you think that'B nice?" This proves to us how emphatically the world 19 running to clubs. -(::)-? Dinner gowns of rose pink satin trim? med with sable are greatly In favor this season. Crepe de chine Is the most popular fabric for evening wear. For evening hat9 the shirred tulle togues, with trimmings of butterflies or flowers, are said to be the prettiest. Pur is more generally used this win tor than ?vor before. On a chinchilla turban, violets are lovely, and these are the favorite flowers to be worn with Ana that tho other maidens of the little town might know It, Sho thought she'd go to meeting the next Sunday, Just to show it. Bu*t though the little bonnet was scarce larger than a dime, The getting of it settled proved to be a work of time; So when 'twas fairly tied and all the bells had stopped their ringing. And when she came to meeting, sure j enough, the folks were singing. ; So this foolish little maiden stood and j waited at the door. And she shook her rutiles out behind j and smoothed them down before. "Hallelujah! Hallelujah!" sang the I choir above her head. "Hardly knew yuu! Hardly knew you!" I were the words site thought they j said. This made the little maiden foci so very; 1 very cross. That she gave her little mouth a twist, ; her little head a toss; For she thought the very hymn they j sans was all about hor bonnet. | With tho ribbon and the feather and the bit of lace upon it. And she would not wait to listen to the sermon or the prayer. But pattered down the silent street and hurried down the stair. Till she reached her little btirrau and In a bandbox on It Had hidden, safe from critics' eyes, her foolish little bonnet. Which proves, my little maidens, that each of yon will Had In every Sabbath service but an echo bl your mind; And the silly lutle head, that's filled i with silly little airs, Will never get a blessing from sermon i or from prayers. ?M. T. Morrison, in Boston Globe. A writer in the New York World gives the following nccount of a visit to the harem of our suit an of Solu: "On arriving at Mayburn," she says, "we were taken by a native escort to the house of the Sultann, mother of the Sultan, followed, of course, by the whole population of the village, not all of whom felt the need of clothing. "The house was small, low nnd dirty. In the principal room n long table was spread with odd, tasteless cakes of r.ce flour. As we took our places in the chairs around the walls, chocolate was served to us by the native men. "Our party more than tilled the small room, nnd but few had chairs. General Bates sat at the head of the table, and I was on his right. My friend clam? bered ?D behind me on a rude bench with two purple pillows. She had just made herself comfortable, when tho signal wns given, and the Sultana, ac? companied by two ladies In waiting, entered nnd calmly ordered her off the royal throne, giving her a place by her side, however. "The Sultana. Is an old woman and very ugly, u.s all of these women are after they pass the ntte of seventeen. She climbed upon her throne and swung her feet, tier maids could not reach her through the crowded room. Above the throne was a square hole, tviilch served as a window. "Soon we heard a scrambling outside and first one maid and then the other crawled through, dropped down and squatted on the throne behind the Sultnliu. They were tts ugly tie their mistress, with their oily black hair, wrinkled, grimed faces, and teeth stain? ed black with the betel nut. "The Sultana wore a short, gayly-col ored skirt and an old black basque of European cut. Over her head and around her body was wound a long silk scarf, the only touch of beauty In un otherwise hideous figure. "On her right hand sho wore an American soldier's white cotton loft hand glove. But when she spoke we knew she was the power behind the throne. She wna bright and intelligent, and. in all the elaborate language of the Oriental, thanked the 'great American brother' for his trust of them In com? ing unarmed and bringing American women with him. and begged him to advise her son, the Sultan, as a father. "This General Bales promised to do. "On our way to the Sultan's palace, we spoke of her glove, and our Inter? preter told us that sho had put it on so as not to touch the hand of a Christian dbg. "The way to the palace was long and exceedingly rough. On arriving, we climbed to ah upper room, ami were received by the Sultan, who shook hands with each, and was much pleased with the American ladies. "In a short time we were taken to the council chamber, which was furnished, -???-;-:~2t#SS&m as was the Sultana's ? chamber,' .with1i;;s tables and seats. '?Occasionally an ugly black .; face ? wculd peep through a window or crae&p making us anxious to get.'to the ha*';^ rem. ? "The word 'harem' ? had called, up ail ^ minner of beautiful pictures and mem- . orioi of quant storle3. When at length we did go, how great waB our dlsap- 'j pointmeut! Th? harem consist ad of one loom and about forty of the ugliest women In the world. In thl9 one room; th-y all lived, eating, s tting and sleep? ing* on the floor. Dirry and dark! Ob* \ such a hole'" A ell itis i VAS BII1T1ID.W? Dear wife. I'm sixty-one to-day, And how the lime ha3 down, Slice 1 with you, at twenty-two, Was sitting there ulone. In i arlor of the eld farmhouse, My chair drawn up so near, That every word I said and heard I With jilt a sigh or tear. '"^'5toEj} ! For th:n i; was your glance and smilfl ! Had pierced a vvcoer's soul. ! And seal .-d my fate to captivate, Beyond my own control. i. ? Affections noblest principle. That e'er had be?n concealed, Wi ere s:cie.s lay in childhood's day, For manhood to reveal. T fancied that from wisdom's thronS 1 Came answer to my plea. My heart with joy leaped from thej boy. ; To manhood's jub'.U'e: , That scene at twenty-two appears At sixty-one so plain To me to-night that, as I write, I live it over again. Each Christmas day has changed mj; age. But never brought dispute. Through all the years. In joy or tears, I somehow seem to suit. For never words fell from your lips To mar a husband's joy. No other pearls adorn our girls. Or better train our boy. |Tn eyes more dim and cheeks more pale, I When e'er our glances meet, ; It seems to me that I can see Attractions more complete, .With words so kind they never dyo Your siuoothe life's troubled sea, And well I know you dearer grow, Fach Christmas day to me. i1 i I This Christmas day I find the bond .j ; Has yearly stronger grown, ii '; Our girls and boy have added Joy, -| We had not known alone.  ; And In a higher, broader sense [Affection soars In flight, ' Then that we knew 'at twenty-two, When I proposed that night. ?WM. F. RANDOLPH. FOOTBALL TOMORROW NORFOLK AND PORTSMOUTH WILL PLAY FOR CHAMPIONSHIP. Norfolk aud Portsmouth will meet on the s i?Lon at L.ague Park to-morrow afternoon at 3:J0 o'clock to ploy for : the chumplonship of this city. So far this year the Portsmouths have not been defeated, and they have played several very hard games, The Norfolk: team played and won its first game Christmas day, when it defeated the strong High School team by a score ofl 5 to 0. They have been practising hard during this week for the big final game to-morrow, and have high hopes of Uavlng the field with the scalps of the Portsmouth boys dangling from theix belts. Portsmouth, however, do not relish' t'ne idea of the Norf oiks doing any such thing, and are going to fight to the last ditch to prevent it. The result is?there will be a very hard-fought and desperately-contested game, with the odds about even at this time. The large crowd that saw the Christmas game were amply repaid for their money, and those who go out to-omor? row will also see a game well worth witnessing. The Norfolk boys have been working hard, nnd deserve a great deal of credit for the manner In which they have succeeded in having a good tram to represent the city. They hope that the people of Norfolk will show npprec'a'lon of their efforts by turning out en masse and cheer them on. Thsy certainly deserve it. The line-up olf j both teams has been strengthened, and fine playing will be the order of the j day. VERY DESTRUCTIVE HOGS l?.UNCl? SJUH'3 GXRXaSt&'j'ji > ?