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VOL. I. A MAKE-BELIEVE RHYME. Oh, come, my dear little make-believe child To your make-believe'mother’s arms; I’ll rock you to sleep In a make-believe chair. Safe cradled from make-believe harms. And never a sound will disturb your sleep Or startle your rose-colored dreams, And every fair thing In that make-believe world J Will turn out to be what It seems. The blue of the skies forever Is clear, The make-believe sun ever shines, The pink of the roses fades not In the courts Where the make-believe lover reclines. The people who walk In the make-believe streets Never cry or grow weary or sad; The birds always sing, the fair waters spring, The make-believe music is glad. And there In bright companies, happy and gay, The make-believe children repair; Their garments are while, their footsteps are light. They shout In the soft summer air. Oh, hear their sweet voices and see their white hands. They beckon—alas, they’ve beguiled From my arms and my heart, and my sad empty life, My dear make-believe child! —Mrs. M. L. Payne, in Detroit Free Press. OLD SAWS. Homely and Quaint Sayings of Olden Times. They Take D Back to the Days of Our Childhood—A New Amusement for the Long Winter Evenings. Those homely and quaint sayings of “ye oldyn tyme” are all so perfect for* brevity, truth and wisdom that the more we reflect on the forcible mean ings and warnings they convey the more we love and Respect our good an cestors who originateebthem—providing they always “practiced what they preached.” It is an exquisite delight which seen 1 becomes a fascination to sit down quiet ly and think out of our memory’s store house these condensed chunks pf t wis dom which were burned into ns 'when we were young and thoughtless and which have lain there dormant ever since. They take us back again to days of childhood and once more we see and hear our parents and grandparents and kind old neighbors, and cross ones, too, firing the chestnuts at us in the hope of saving us future troubles and costly experiences. Of course we never appreciated them nor understood one-tenth of what the maxims meant—if we had we might be a good deal happier now, but of that “the less said the better,” and “no use crying over spilt milk.” How the old saws bubble out of our think tanks when we try to remember them. There seems no end to the pro cession. “Experience is a dear teacher.” “Fools learn by their own experience, wise men by the experience of others.” How often those two have been drummed in our ears, “Fools laugh at their own folly—A fool and his money are soon parted—A fool for luck—Fools never die.” Our cross old neighbors must have told us those. Take the word “dog” and you have: “Barking dogs never bite—Let sleep ing dogs lie—Like dog in the manger— Dog eat dog—Hair of the dog to cure its bite—Gone to the dogs—Give a dog a bad name and then hang him— Whipped cur dreads the lash,” and more. Take the “devil” and there come more maxims about him “than you can shake a stick at.” “Whipping the devil around the stump<--The devil is not as black as he’s painted—The devil take the hind most—Speak of the devil, he’s sure to appear—The devil takes care of his own—The devil finds work for idle hands to do—The devil was sick, the devil a monk would be; the devil got well, but devil a monk was he—The devil lurks 'behind the cross—Each man for himself and the devil for us all—Hell is paved with good intentions When hell freezes over the devil can skate—Fighting the devil with fire,” and something about the devil going to church and seeing a saint, but we’ve forgotten it The word “ear” calls forth: “Eager ears hear anything—ln at one ear, out a t the other—A flea in his ear—Little iptc&ii rs have big ears. ” “Pit” gives us: “A watched pot ne'er boils—Pot calling the kettle black —Pot luck—What makes a pot will make a pot lid,” and many others. The “children” must have been as troublesome long ago as they are now. For instance; “Spare the rod and spoil the child,” though in latter days this is properly reversed. “A burnt child dreads the fire—Children and fools speak the truth—Children should be seen and not heard—Boys will be boys —You can’t expect old heads on young shoulders—All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy—Children should not play with edged tools—Don’t send a boy on a man’s errand— Making a pig of himself.” Nothing seems to be said about girls or babies; probably they were too good to need any advice or correction. Of domestic animals the horse and dog (already stated) and sheep and hogs are noticed, leaving the gentle cow out. “Locking the stable door after the horse is stolen—Eating his head off— For want of a nail the shoe was lost; for want of a shoo the steed was lost; for want of a steed the rider was lost — JJwci] pry and Uttlt wool— Pulling ite So feist feta. the wool over his eyes—A wolf in sheep’s clothing—As innocent as a lamb—Root hog or die—You can’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear—Casting pearls before swine,” etc. Oats, hay and straw make one think of “Straws show how the wind blows —Drowning men cluteh at straws— Hunting a needle in a hay stack —Make hay while the sun shines —Hoy’s for horses, straws for cows—He feels his oats —Good as wheat—The last straw breaks the camel’s back—Acknowledge the corn,” etc. Money was as important an article to our grandpops as it is now', and economy was preached for all it was worth. “Penny wise and pound foolish— Save at the spigot and lose at the bung —Take care of the pence, the pounds will take care of themselves—Easy come, easy go—A fool and his money soon part—ln time of prosperity pre pare for adversity—Lay up something for a rainy day—You can’t eat your cake and have it, too —Those who dance must pay the piper—Don’t buy what you don’t want because it is cheap—lt is good to keep a nest egg— All is not gold that glitters—Money burns a hole in the pocket—Pay to-day, trust to-morrow—Out of debt, out of danger—Don’t spend money before it’s earned—Who goes a-borrowing goes a-sorrowing— Waste not, want not— Willful waste makes woeful want,” etc. These are vveH worthy of a second perusal and much thought. Birds must have been plenty in our grandfather’s days, for “Birds of a feather flock together—Fine feathers make fine birds—As proud as a pea cock —As wise as an owl—As plump as a partridge—As mad as a wet hen—As gay as a lark—A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush—Birds that can sing but won’t must bo made to sing —No birds in last year’s nest —’Tis a vile bird that fouls his own nest —Curs es like chickens come home to roost — Don’t count your chickens before they are hatched —Each crow thinks its young are the whitest—Right flyers— You can’t catch an old bird with chaff—The early bird catches the worm —Every bird knows its mate— One swallow doesn’t make a summer— All of a feather—A feather in his cap —What’s sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander.” The old folks come in for a good share of proverbs, as they ought to. But on the whole they let th emselves off easy. “You can’t teach your grand mother how to suck eggs—A man is known by the company he keeps—Out of the frying pan into the fire —No fool like an old fool—Listeners never hear any good of themselves —Evil he who evil thinks—Never too old to learn— Never too late to mend —Man proposes, God disposes.” “Time” was equally valuable, even without steam and electricity. “Take time by the forelock—Time and tide on no man wait—Procrastina tion is the thief of time—Better late than never—No time like the present —What’s well begun is half done— Strike while the iron Is hot—Be quick as lightning but never in a hurry— Don’t put off till to-morrow what you can do to-day—Now or never.” The virtues were ever being preached in the “good old times,” and no doubt there was abundant reason for so do mg. “Honesty is the best policy—Be vir tuous and you will,, be happy —virtue is its own reward—Good wine needs no bush—Evil communications corrupt good manners—One rotton apple wifi spoil a whole barrel full—As the twig Is bent so the tree is inclined—Con tentment is bettor than riches—Be just bef <|re you are generous. ” How often have we been warned with: “Don’t jump at conclusions— Make haste slowly—Think thrice before speaking—Look before you leap—Mur der will out—A guilty conscience’needs no accuser—Who lives in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.” And we have been consoled by: “There’s a silver lining to every cloud— ’Tis the darkest just before the dawn— Patient waiting is no loss—Don’t cross a bridge till you come to it—All things come to him who waits.” And now, with “love” to all, we mention: “Love laughs at locksmiths— The course of true love never did run smooth—Marry in haste and repent at leisure—When poverty enters at the door love flies out at the window— Faint heart never won fair lady—All the world loves a lover.” Sit down some quiet time and put on paper all the old saws you can think of. One calls to mind another, and you will find anew game of employment for the long winter evenings to come. So, with “all’s well that ends well,” we hope you will try this new amusement. —H. C. Dodge, in Goodall’s Sun. —William L. Scott was buried in a magnificent coffin, the manufacture of which required seventy-six pounds of solid silver, besides quantities of silk and broadcloth. The undertakers say that within their recollection only one other American, Samuel J. Tllden, ever had his mortal tenement clay he used so elaborately. The use of gold bars and solid plates on expensive caskets is not unusual, but so lavish a use of solid silver is unprecedented. "The Petition of Right” was a cel ebrated English statute passed early in the reign of Charles 1., for the pur pose of restraining and limiting the acts and prerogatives of the crown, and securing the personal and civil lib ♦rtles of tho subject BAY ST. LOUIS, MISS., SATURDAY, JANUARY 9, 1892. RELIGIOUS AND EDUCATIONAL. —Ho that lives by faith shall neve* die of fear. The more you trust God, ? the less you will torment yourself.— Flavel. —Rev. Dr. Harrison, of the Meth odist Episcopal Church South, is said to have translated the Bible into fourteen languages. And If, Id love and wisdom, He Should take the things most dear to me, Yet I, resigned unto HU will, - Would praise HU name rejoicing still. —Joseph A. Torrey. —Mr. Gladstone, writing in refer ence to the church attendance census taken in Liverpool, says that to have only 63,090 out of half a million people' attending church at any one time is a dismal spectacle and great reproach. —Marie 8. Kemp, who has been chosen as professor of German litera ture in Swarthmore college, has pre pared herself for her new duties by studying in Germany, and is well versed in her branch of learning. Prof. Kemp is still in the youthful period of life. —God takes a thousand times more pains with us than the artist with his picture, by many touches of sorrow, and by many colors of circumstance, to bring man into the form which is the highest and noblest in his sight, if only we received his gifts and myrrh in the right spirit.—John Tauler. —The university of the Great Masque of El Azar, in Cairo, ia*resorted to by more than 10,000 Moslem students, not only from Egypt and Turkey, but from Algeria und Morocco, the Soudan, Dar foor and Zanzibar, Arabia, Persia, Tur kestan, India and Malaya. Nothing is taught except the Koran and the liter ature relating to it. —Chili is a great country for news papers. There are more than forty of them in Valparaiso and Santiago, and there are others in all the head towns of departments. Chili has many liter erary men, including a regiment of poets, and also many scientific men, and a multitude of statesmen and gen erals. The schools are free, and the educational system provides for pr<> vincial lyceums, normal schools, an agricultural school, schools for the arts and trades, military and naval acade mies, and a national university, all sup ported by the government. In some years there have been 1,000 students at the Santiago university. —After two missionary sermons in Melbourne recently a hard working man who was present at the services sent in the title deeds of ninety-three and a half acres of farm land, worth about £SOO, to be divided between India and New Guinea Being asked after wards about his gift, he said: “This is how I look at it Supposing I were a boy and my father gave me £l, and afterwards he wanted part of the money back again to help him in some work he was doing, and he came to me to help him. Supposing I gave him a threepenny piece, what sort of son should I be? The least I could do would be to give five shillings of his own pound. WIT AND WISDOM. —lf the memory of an injury is cherished it is not forgotten.—Ram’s Horn. —The poorest education that teaches self control is better than the best that neglects it—Sterling. —Prompt Advice.—“ What would you do if you were in my shoes, Jephson," asked Hobbs. “Black ’em,” replied Jephson, eyeing Hobbs’ understandings critically. —Every minister <vho has had even five years of experience knows that it is no earthly use for him to try to con vert a woman who has to wear a last year’s hat to church.—Somerville Jour nal. —Thompson is not going to do any thing more in conundrums. He recent ly asked his wife the difference between his head and a hogshead, and she said there was none. He says that 14 not the right answer. —Mr. Emerson (of Boston) —How rapidly Clytemnestra grows! Mrs. Emerson —Yes. The dear child will bo four years old next week—quite old enough to put into eye-glasses. Will you select them for her, or shall I?” Harper’s Bazar. • —No Health There.—Mrs. De Fash ion—So yon were at Health Springs during the summer. How did you like it?” Mrs. De Style—Well, the place is pretty enough, but I didn’t think much of the water. It didn’t taste bad at all. —Demorest’s Magazine. —An Inauspicious Meeting.—Tom You say you don’t think Miss Bright pretty? Jack—That was my impres sion when I first spoke to her. Tom— When was that? Jack—The other evening, when I begged her pardon for stepping on her train and tearing off two yards of it”—Yankee Blade. —lt is a poor relief from sorrow to fly to the distractions of the world. As well might a wearied and lost bird, sus pended over the abyss of the tempestu ous ocean, seek a resting place on its topmost waves, as a child of sorrow seek a place of repose amid the bustling cares and intoxicating pleasures of earth and time.—Dr. Spring. —A man was complaining to some by standers that he did not know what was the matter with his horses. He had tried everything ho could hear of, but to no purpose. They would not im prove in flesh. A stable boy of Irish extraction, whose sympathies were aroused by the story, comprehended the situation, and modestly asked, “Hid yea iver try corn?" “FEARIjESa X3ST AZjlj THINGS.” HIS GREAT INVENTION. rEimllmt Device for Husbands Who Stay Out Nights. A gentleman well known in club cir cles on the South Side has unquestioned jflaims to the gratitude and admiration bf a large, influential, and long-suffer ing portion of human kind. The citizen has just applied for a pat ent for what he calls “The Married Man’s Indicator.” It is a wonderfully sensitive arrange ment of the ordinary thermometer in convenient pocket size, and is graded to a scale of cabalistic marks, which show the exact state of the domestic atmos phere at any hour of the night. The hard-worked and belated hus band arrives home, say, about mid night He takes out the indicator, thrusts it in the keyhole and lets it re main there a few seconds. Pulling it out quickly he scans the dial by the moonlight’s fitful gloaming. It it is marked “S. A.” (sound asleep), the husband pulls off his boots noise lessly, uses the latch-key with bated breath, gives the door a quick pull to keep it from creaking, steals trembling ly to bed, and when his dear wife wakes up shortly afterward, and wants to know how long bo has been home, he is sound aleep. If the indicator scores “A. A. C. B. D. N. K. W. T. I. I.” (awake, awfully cross, but does not know what time it is), the husband opens the door boldly and walks in with a slap-bang air, hits his boots intentionally against the chair, wants to know why ebairs don’t keep out of the way, gets desperately angry on general principles, scares his wife out of her crossness and curtain lectures, refuses to let her get up and strike a match—never did like a light at night, remarks gruffly in response to a timid query that "it’s about twenty minutes after ten," and then turns into bed in such an apparently terrible state of mind that the wife of his bosom is afraid to speak to him, at which he is very sad, of course. There are other marks on the indica tor showing just when it will do to play the “lodge dodge,” or the “sick friend,” or “been standing at the corner talking to So-and-so for more than an hour," or “General or Honorable this or that, from you know where, was in town, and had to go away by the two o’clock train, and he insisted so strongly that the whole party stayed up to see him off, although he was a great bore, and wc only did it through courtesy.” But the most awful of all cabalistic signs is the one on the top, about two marks above boiling point When the weary husband comes about 4 a. nt and sticks the indicator in the keyhole he is almost too weak to draw it out. With hair on end he reads it by the faint light streaming in upon him from over the eastern hills and sees the bulb of the indicator jammed smack up against “R.H., B.W.F. Y.1.T.D." (red hot; still waiting for you inside the door). The inventor of the instrument says that when a man has this terrible misfortune overtake him he feels there is nothing left in life worth living for. lie braces himself for the coming fray, but says nothing, f dr nothing can be said. No lodge, no sick friend, no talking at the corner, no sitting up to see the general off, no rowing he will never do it again-r-in fact, nothing will prevail. It is an indefensible case. Ue is caught Even the ghastly gayety with which two hours previous he had said to his fellow-sinners, that he would see it out, “might as well be killed for a sheep as a lamb,” has all vanished. The indicator having told him the exact state of things, he knows exactly what to do, and there is nothing but get in bed at once and wrap the, drapery of his couch about him, pull the pillow over his ears, and wait for ,his wife’s breath to give out. It’s aw ful while it lasts, but it has its use in relieving the unfortunate husband of his great load of anxiety. The indica tor is a great invention.—Chicago Inter Ocean. A Winning; Combination. When the three men met on the street corner It was unanimously decided that something should bo done to ‘ “raise the wind,” and the tall man thought he had the proper plan. “You’ve got a good pair of lungs,” he said to the heavy-set man. “I can make myself heard a mile,” said the heavy-set man proudly. “Good! And you,” to the little, thin dyspeptic, “have a strong imagina tion.” “Worse4han any opium smoker’s,” replied the little dyspeptic. “Good again!” exclaimed the tall man. “I've got an old press and a font of type, and that’s all we need. Wfll set to work noV, and next Sunday af ternoon we’ll get out an extra ijowler or Bazoo or something similar with a full account of the triple murder, the death of Queen Victoria, and the shoot ing of the czar of Russia. An imagina tion to concoct the story, a press to print it, and lungs to sell it! Gentle man, the combination can’t be beaten.” —Chicago Tribune. The Engagement Not Conflicting. ■ Client (in haste) —Mr. Slyck, can 1 find you in your office early this after noon? Business of the utmost impor tance! Lawyer—Yes, sir, if you are on hand at two o’clock. I have an—an—a pro fessional engagement at two thirty. ’‘"'So have I, Mr. Slyck. I’m going to the races this afternoon.” . (Relieved) —“Then there’s no need for you to hurry, Mr. Verplanck. We can talk business over between the rnoos.”—-Cbleagp Tribune. HUNTING RUFFED GROUSE. A Bird ol Peculiar Ways—Taxing the Atarkman’a Skill. The flight of the ruffed grouse or partridge is sometime so peculiar and varied that there seems to be as much difference in individuals (and perhaps with these same individuals at differ ent times and under different circum stances), as there is in the gait of cer tain animals. If, in thick clover, we happen to sud denly come upon a bird we see it for a moment before it flies. It seldom al lows us to watch its movements long, however, if the bird is upon the ground. Almost as soon as discovered the bird makes a movement to get out of our sight, but when this movement is first made, who can tell what is coming next? It may take two or three short flaps with its wings and “scoot” not mofo than two or three feet from the ground, through the underbrush for thirty or forty yards, then drop and sneak away as silently as the fall of night. Again, it may hop up into the air, spread its wings and sail into the lower limbs of some tree thirty or forty feet away, alighting near the trunk and standing there as motionless as a statue. I have seen them start in this noiseless manner and sail out of the un derbrush on a ridge, then take a turn ahd fly away into the valley below, some hundred yards, and had I not been looking at the bird I should not have known that it started. This is often their mode of procedure when they are little disturbed, or as have sometimes thought when the weather was favorable for this kind of flight. I have noticed this more when there was little or no wind, or when the woods were quieter than at other times, and have often seen them sail out of the un derbrush in this noiseless manner, on the crest of a wooden hill, set their pinions and sail with hardly a flap of the wings, away down to the bottom and alight in a pine or other evergreen tree. But let us go over the ground again to-morrow and note the result The bird is seen running along the ground, perhaps in an old wood road. It runs for ton or twelve feet and then breaks away with a roar, leaving a cloud .of leaves behind it that would almost blind one, were he in their midst The bird continues its mad career, slaps and tears through the twigs and branches for fifty or sixty yards, and alights upon the ground again. A great deal of noise and fuss has been made, but the bird really seems to be less alarmed than before, and nine times out of every ten I have found it an eas ier task to find the bird than when it sneaked away so quietly. I have found, as a rule, that the old cocks make a great deal more fuss and racket in their flight than the hens; they seem to take a fixed course and keep it, while the hen may double upon her flight two or three times before she alights, and then probably go into a tree, while the old cock seems to think the ground gcol enough for him. Their flight is apt to be longer late in the season unless cov er is found at once, as in pine or hem lock swamps, and if snow is on the ground the bird is apt to tree. Their habit of flight differs somewhat indifferent localities,and I have known pefsons that were expert in hunting and finding them in the southern part of New England to find themselves “all _at sea” when they tried it in the north. Their food supply is the one thing to study in the morning and evening, and is considerably varied. When we kill one and find the crop filled with grapes' and thorn apples we do not look for them upon tlje hardwood ridges, but if we find their crops full of beech nuts we expect to find the bird on high ground in the latter part of the day. When about to choose its roosting place for the night the bird is apt to make a long flight, and then a short one to its perch, which may be in a low pine, not more than six feet from the ground, or may be near the top of a small hemlock or spruce, many feet away from the earth below. While I have made many observations on the flight of this bird, I have found noth ing that could be put down as an “iron clad” fixed rule and their habits vary so in different localities that it is some what difficult to tell what a bird is go ing to do even after it has its flight well started. If alarmed we seldom know' where to look for it unless mark ed down; but if not, an idea may be correctly drawn regarding its flight, if one is familiar with the ground. —Chi cago Press. Glassware Superceding; Sliver. Glass has largely taken the place of silver on some of the most elegant ta bles, many housekeepers collecting and prizing cut-glass as they would jewels; but the woman of moderate means and good taste will find it possible to set her table with a plain, of dainty and elegant shapes which will add brilliancy to the entire table-serv ice. Water-bottles, or carafes, as they are commonly called, are much used and are a great convenience. Individ ual salt-cellars are again used instead of the salt-shakers which were so pop ular for many years. These salt-cel lars come in glass, dainty china and silver. A small silver salt-spoon is placed by each one. The china and sil ver are by all odds the most effective on the tabje. Pepper bottles of odd designs are placed by the salt Castors are not in favor. —Ladies’ Home Jour nal. —When the editor calls t>n hik If girl he explains that he is iperalj/ r ing to press”— evoi7ji(S§. # TERMS; SI.OO Per Annum in Advance. SANITARY CODE OF MOSES. Extract From a Lecture by Dr. J. H. Kol* logg;, of the Uattle Creek Sanitarium. We sometimes hear about the "mis takes of Moses,” but no one has over shown that Moses made any mistakes In his sanitary code. It has bmn ac cepted as correct from his time to ours, and no very important improvements have been made on it. It is now bettor understood than it was half a century ago, even. The wisdom of the princi ples laid down is simply marvelous; no law-giver ever formulated a code of health so far-seeing ana so correct. It was the first employment of the quar antine. The reason therefor was doubt less not understood then, nor was it a hundred years ago, or even twenty years ago. < We now know that leprosy is a germ disease. Yon, will remember the good Catholic Father Damien, who labored in a leprous colony on one of the islands of the Pacific. He took great pains to protect himself from in fection, and mingled with the lepers for many years without contracting the disease; but by and by, happening to have a little .erosion on a bald spot on his scalp, a fly which had just visited a leper perched on this spot and infected it with the dread disease. The fly is a dangerous scavenger, and should bo kept out of our houses> In the time of Moses, If a house was infected, it was treated in the most radical manner. When an outbreak of leprosy appeared bn the wall, the peo ple had to move out, the plaster ing was torn off, the house was shut up and the rubbish all taken way. And what was done with the rub bish? It was not put into a neighbor's back yard nor emptied into the street, nor hauled off and dumped on a vacant lot It was taken clear out of the city so that it would not affect any other house. They did not whitewash the in fected spot over and then move back; nor did they newlylpaper the walls as people treat such houses nowadays. The house was cleansed and shut up, and, if after a week, the leprosy mold was found breaking out again, showing evidence that the leprosy was deep in walls, then the whole house was destroy ed and the bricks were all carried off. By this means houses were kept free from mold and germs. A house in the con dition that germs will readily develop in it is not fit to live in, Moses did not understand all about the nature of germs, but he understobd cleanliness and quarantine and these are the best possible means of disinfection.—Re ported by Helen L. Manning. A KITCHEN NECESSITY. ftaa Heating Closet and Its Various Uses. The heating closet of a stove or range is a part of its furniture which the or dinary cook often ignores. In nine kitchens out of ten, one will find it cluttered up with ashes and dust, or used as a depository for the kindling wood, if it is used at all. In point of fact, the heating closet of a range is second in importance only to the oven in its usefulness to the cook. Here is, where hot dishes, compelled to wait a moment while a meal is being served, should he left.-In extreme cold weather it is one of the best places to set rolls or bread to raise in the pans. If the bread is well covered up, it will not become dry on top kept in this way, and will rise rapidly and evenly. This is an ex cellent place in which to dry stale bread before rolling it and sifting it A quantity of stale bread broken up and laid on pans for twenty-four hours in the heating closet will be dry enough to be crushed easily to a powder by the end of that time. It is a good place in which to dry noodeea if there is not a large fire in the stove and it is not too warm. After the plates for any meal have been heated, as they should be by dipping them in boiling water, they may be wiped and kept at an equable temperature in the heating closet without danger of their becoming superheated and the enamel becoming cracked. Slices of pumpkin and fruits of various kinds may be dried for future use by-setting them on plates in this closet. The good cook will find that the use of the heating closet will save her many steps and much incon venience when she once learns its val ue. —N. Y. Tribune. Fabrics for Winter Gowns. The fashionable modists who have recently returned from Paris commend warm-looking rough woolens for street dresses, such as vigogne woven in wide diagonals, that are sometimes of two colors, as light blue alternating with black; also fleecy camel’s hair stuffs, both plain and figured, and serges that are very broadly twilled. They also use winter crepons more deeply twilled and of heavier weight than those worn in summer, and many new plisse fab rics with dark pleats or tucks woven on a light background. Dotted stuffs are still shown in great vai.'oty, some hav ing plush spots securely woven in fancy diagonal grounds of a contrast ing color, as a wood brown ground woven like plaited braid and powdered with pale violet plush spots the size of a pea, and another with royal blue ground dotted with petit pois of natural green shade; besides these are many tiny “pepper” dots of silk woven in wool of the same shade.—Harper's Ba zar. —“I can not understand why you should claim that Madge Flyppo is such a" artiest creature. She strikes mo as , nowing.” “That’s just it. She Oth owing enough to conceal what BLI - now."— lndianapolis Journal. NO. 1.