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_ J’nbUit,:, , _-v,U- Ha> Lo a - g . M., 'C ’ The progress .( .utomoblle ii WMIc favor Is l*>sv shown by Iti becoming n feature at country fairs, fine of the wagaziiK* prims an artl rle <m “lion- to Listen to Plant* Mu sic." We knvic how, From* a dig tanee. St. Joseph, Ur>., owns Its lighting Plant. It feaa owned it for four year*, nnd has saved in that time SiS.H.t!O on its lighting pills. ■ ■ XJulte a few khiks Have been taken oil of the alj,halwt by the marriages In Chicago of Wanixlnlesic Benias am) Caroling Pietrnncy-.'.yk. The lateat criticism on the American system of higgage chocking com os from an Englishman ami Is character istically BrKjSh. He loinplains that he lost his chocks. l Sweden has Just launched a warship named the Drlstlgheten. Still, the Swedes probably wonder why the Culled States gives such names at Uonocaey and Mlaotonomah to war ships. The Jersey decision that an auto mobile Is not a nuisance dues uut mean that the reckless driver of an automo bile is not one. That Is u distinction which n great many people show n tendency to forget. 4 Foreigners who are in the habit of regarding the Americans ns people who are devoid of sentiment and wlio 5i I ways consider business Itefore every thing else will please take notice that a Massachusetts man’s life was saved by an undertaker the other day. I Boston must lie prepared to give up tier distinction as the home of the bine-stocking. A t'hlengo miss has won the degree of doctor of philoso phy, and the title of her thesis‘was s ’The Determination of the Psychologi cal Norm.” What would the average tiih-ago youug man do with a wife like that? ! There Is only one theory upon which the Duke of Manchester's bankrupt cy can lie explained. Ho is young and unmarried and the American heiress market Is still open. The duke prob sibly wanted to gala notoriety and thought he could get it by going Into bankruptcy. No other possessor of a proud title has done that lately. , It seemed to l>e accepted ns nu xlom of science that only I lie rich may .hazard the fearful |>erll of consump tion- 11ood food. good light. Rood ah and frequently complete ret—all these 'are necessary, in addition to the best medical care and treatment, and all are alike beyond the reach of the poor. As one of the physicians ex pressed it, “A fat poeketbook Is one 'of the best therapeutic ußents lu the treatment of consumption." It also seemed to be acceptable assn axiom that unless rich philanthropy comes to the reacue of poverty stricken with tuberculosis this disease will Increase Its fearful ravages upon the human race. I SLUIHI L-l | The Hon. William E. Chandler, who started the Tutted States armored navy, says In the Cosmopolitan Mag jialue that the twentieth century will sec the disappearance of armored ships. Fifty years heuee "the armor- V-lad tlghtiuß vessel will be ns com lUetely out of date ns the armored lighting man to-day." Small Runs mid groat swiftness will be the com ing features of naval craft. The pres ent torpedo boat is so vulnerable that Its successor must be big enough to carry guns wherewith to do damage while wailing for a chance to dis charge a torpedo. Antl-foullug paint and a submarine boat will come also. Meantime Senator Chandler believes in the navy as It is. * Do brides nowadays Incline to that suicide of the family which 1s board ing? Many of them, perhaps—but not all, remarks Harper's Bazar. Out West the matter of accumulating a bride's store of household linen Is made the occasion of an event, very fashionable in some quarters. This is a "linen shower." The bnde'a friends are invited to ten. aad every one brings a present of household linen. A “shower" Is the grand ttitil. This Is a modern Invention which may be an Improvement on the old fashion of the bride herself weaving and sew ing everything she baa. At all events, It helps the family to get on with out going to hoarding. "Linen show ers,’* therefore, are a lioon to pimr young jiush.-nids, and a blessing to so ciety. Frofessoe Tyler, of udlanapolls. be lieves that man Ims shortened the spun of Jtls natural life by eating cooked food, in bis pre-Adamite state man presumably caught his food and ate it raw as animals do now. If wo base the life of a creature on the period of its development to maturity the modern man does not live as long as animals or fowls. He ought to live longer, and most of u i would nut ole ject to doing so. But raw- meat would be' considerably of a strain. And It is possible, 100. that the eating of dead, cooked cells has had mach to do w.lth taming our animal natures and mak ing us more amenable to the civilized proprieties. bVe mlalu grow sav ige on raw mutton. *fr. Kipling o.icc wrote a strong story entitled “The Mark of the Beast." lu which a man's nature slowly chances to that of-. wolf. The first ma. k of his degrada tion was bis t demand for urr ilmitmc chops. f THE DOUBLE DEALING OF MRS. SMITH. 1 i When my dear husband died twb years ago, leaving ra with Httte ‘nusv ’>• amt an invllfd daughter, ft was ns It a Warm, prehvtlng wall between me and the horth wind had been sud denly removed. Fortunately, our bouse, with Ita pretty garden at the bark, hpd VlWce'n't Heights)!-* was left WW. anti there was a steady thumb'd for our front and hack parlors, and the little room off, (hat answered for a library, or dress ing room. Lodgers came and went, atm very cheerfully added their iSftVertdgfts to the line gin wing sbm which t kept —where ihi yon think V -to aft empty tea-ruddy, Well, in the Very biggest rush of vlslene* they came. The young man came first— a good looking boy of 21 of so—who was willing t pay any reasonable price for comfortable, quiet room all to hltnsolf. Where he* could sleep In the day—tie beltifc em ployed on a big morbUift \va|x-r during the Week, and Until a late hour on .Saturday Upon a Sunday pais-r. The next morning he came, hag and '’"ggnge: and I must say the \lttW storeroom was not Irntt. With 1V clean matting and fresh v-ftrValns at the one window that looked on the garden. Mr. tVlry— that wa* his name—said It was all very nice, and he drew a long breath asMf quite weary: and I noticed his eyes looked tired nnd a little soft. 1 always feel sorry for VoUnft ftfcoftle with sad eyes, I told him I I ru)y hoped he would lie snlp-d, Hnd showed him a cupboard at the end of the hull where he could , keep his housekeeping supplies. Then' [ were two divisions, with a key W each, nnd I gave him Ihe Hghl-Land one. Then, thinking ftf Lis sad eyes and maybe ftLtu of the tea-caddy— I vdfetvd In furnish cream and butter very reasonably. Well, Mr. Ivry had been under my roof for two weeks, ami giving me no more trouble than a mouse -and nut near so mnrh. for l am mortally Itfraid of a mouse—when die enme. She came In the evening, when, luckily, 1 had Jtlst finished setting Mr. Ivry’s little room lu order. She wanted a room, and the privilege of preparing her own breakfasts and suppers, and she would be always at her work at a big milliner’s during the day. Now every cranny of my bollse Was lull, unless—and here the wild plan which led lo such constant watchful ness and frightful anxiety Juhiped In to my mind. I told here I feared the only room I had would be too small and too plain to suit, but It she would like lo look at It- and I led the way to Mr. Ivry’s room. There was still a faint odor of cof fee. and a pair of very manly looking boots peeped from under the bureau. I caught them up and held them be hind me while we talked. "1 will take the room,” she said, with a little sigh of resignation over my flinty price, "and I will , come tomorrow evening at about seven.” "And at what time will you he going away lu the morning?” I asked, as casually us possible. "Oh. dreadfully early! I must break last at six, and he at my place at seven sharp. Will you kindly let your maid roll mo at half past five, for sometimes I am so sleepy.” I assured her that 1 would gladly waken her myself, being always an early riser. And It she would like home made bread and things of that sort, with fresh cream and butter, t thought I could make It convenient to supply them—at a reasonable price. She came, nnd four whole days passed before the awful possibilities of Sunday dawned upon me. I felt that I had already a sufficiently har rowing time—remodelling the room, so to speak, in the morning for Mr. Ivry, and clearing It up in the evening tor Miss Hardy. More than once 1 had what my dear husband would have called a close shave. Miss Hardy fell asleep again one morning, after being awakened and had hardly dashed down the front steps, without her breakfast—except for a glass of milk, which I almost poured down her throat—before Mr. Ivry came up them; and I made him wait In the lower hall while, with some excuse. I hustled Mias Hardy’s numerous belongings In to my clothes press. And one afternoon, Mr. Ivry lingered so long over his refreshments—prob ably reading or writing, for I heard the rustle of paper, and the occasional movement of his coffee cup—that I nearly fainted with tear ns I whisked his possessions away and brought out and arranged the Hardy properties In their accustomed order. Then Mr. Ivry left his side of the hall cup-board ajar on the third evening, showing plainly a piece of cheese and the remnant* of sandwiches, for she asked me next morning If there were other lodgers on our floor, and I was obliged to vaguely prevaricate. What with a falsehood mid hard work nnd weary ing watchfulness, tny nerves were al ready becoming shaky. And now Holiday was coining! How to kwp Miss Hardy out of her room from half-past six to half-past five, or longer, was the question. I thought of several things. I had n dear married niece living out In the suburbs In a pretty little house. I telephoned her. nsking her as n H|teelal favor to take my guest for Saturday night ami Sun day. She answered "With pleasure:’’ Hut when I proposed the delightful outing to Miss Hardy that young lady thanked me most sweetly, and de ellned. The only holiday she yearned for she said, to He in bed one long, de licious morning. Then I set aland contriving how to keep Mr. Ivry away. It Isn’t pleasant to tell a downright tlh. so I couldn't Invent some dreadful happening that would make the room uninhabitable for a day or two. 1 couldn't ask him to change rooms, for there were none to change to. And It was already tier, hoping he would not lx- greatly Inconvenienced. Mr. Ivry looked sur prised. but answered very kindly, Oh, yes, he would make some arrange ment for that little time. And I car ried up for Ids luncheon a nice cut of broiled chicken. I felt so relieved nnd grateful, and I am sure he realised how sorry 1 was to trouble him. But there were more Sundays -per haps a whole snminer of them—to fol low. and hardly was his first one over, and Miss Hardy off to her work, be fore the next one began to loom up. I tried to send Mr. Ivry out to ray niece for Sunday, telling him of the quiet, the refreshing lake breeze, and the benefii of even a brief respite from the heat and uproar of the city. And, utmost to Mias Hardy's words, he replied that the only respite he needed ft few hours of solid sleep, and he could sleep at home, and be pleasantly thanked me. Then I resolved (o cast thtfUelf oa Miss Hardy's epniV'itf'slon. I told her that a frtcffd 0 [ mine was coming to mh'iid Sunday with me a person very mticli hi need of rest and 1 had no •inlet i“orner-nothing. In fact, but my bedroom, and the kitchen- and Wohld she mind giving up bet topnl,jVtn't for Ob' did hid hs hhlAy l'A tftc morning s iHislillile ik'ii J special favor to mol Mfss Hardy promptly answered "Yes." 1 felt myself grow red with shame, thinking of my deeeption. hut 1 con fess I was greatly relieved, with no eonfllcting Knnday t consider for 12 days t mine. Hoftever. 4 had ft sufficiency of svareS dhrliig that time. One morning Mtsft 11 a rdy, running laiek for a hand- Kerchief, and finding me wildly re moving her effects as If engaged In a lire drill, and only able to stammer something aland “sweelMllft i4hs ;" ami one evening ritlbWng mu just outside her ftftftt with the last armful of Mr. Ivry’s things (fortunately the evening was dark and rainy, and the hall lamp not lighted and Mr. Ivry Hading n thimble and a lint pin Which 1 had clumsily uverWkud. iloiihdy Landed them In rtIC, Without l>t en a thought of hfthbMftftr. The time fled swiftly, and soon an other unarranged Sunday confronted me. It was Mr. Ivry’s turn to he di verted from the room. Now I would lake 11 hdld stand, hnd say to him that, Owing to bur cramped xilnlrtWrft-, iuy daughter's illness, and the fact that we were to have a guest every Sunday and weren k we?—he would la- conferring a great favor If he would Hod some other room Mr Just that day, unit 1 would gladly make a suitable Ivtlm-lloli In Ids rent, and be so imieh (Ligeti. t mmle the suggestion to him with fear ittid (hmihllng for there was the ehanee that he nTlght take leave al together -and my voice faltered, and the tears came Into my eyes, In spite of my effort lo la- ealnl Hint business like. Till' dellr Ihi,v! lie had llolhhlg for urn bm Instant compassion nlnl ready compliance, tie said he could manage somehow. be was stlro; and Ids loom. Which had began to seem like home to him. would seem all the j pleasanter for these brief absences. The next Saturday afternoon, ala quarter to six. Mr. Ivry went away ‘ with a handbag and umltrellit Hint it smiling good-by. and 1 Hew to my work of n-eouslnotion with a light heart. No linin' threatening, dreadful Sundays, and only lln- little inmoi risks of week days to look out fori No wonder I hummed as I plaeed Miss Hardy’s lamp and hooks ami work basket and fans, nod slippers and dressing ease, and calendars. In their Usual places. I was silling in our own little room one evening when the blow fell. I.aleji keys had already admitted the llrst floor people, and so, when t heard Hie hall door open ami ehate, and a quick 1 step catue hounding up the stairs, 1 j knew (he end had enme. Evidently Mr. Ivry has hastily re turned for some Important forgotten : thing, and. thinking that my gnerfi was not to arrive until the next day, had returned to unlock the door. I heard Miss Hardy utter an exelaiuu- Hou. and bound to the dour, which she must have opened quite violently, for It hanged against the table and made the plates rattle. The hall was dimly lighted for I j cannot afford a dazzling outlay pf gas. . "What do you mean?!’ cried Miss Hardy's voice lu startled intensity. "1 beg your pardon, hut 1 left”-- be gan Mr. Ivry. "You are mastukeni This is my—" “Excuse me, It Is my room—" “If you don’t go away this minute I’ll call Mrs. Smith!” “Will you listen a moment? I left some papers here —" "Mrs. Smith!’’ "In the side pocket of my mackin tosh—” "Mrs. Smith!” "That hangs—or did hang an hour ago—ln the corner of the—" Sunday morning. A friend was coming—and was she not a frlend—to stay until Monday morning, and I must give her u eor- I got to my feet, but weakly sank Into my chair again. By this time they must have taken a look at each other, and there came n little cry from Miss Hardy. “Philip— Mr. Ivry!" Then there was such a confusion of exclamations that I could distinguish nothing for a few moments. Finally enme a few sentences in Miss Hardy’s clear, but slightly trembling voice: "I am here because I am at work* Papa died a year ago. He lost all his money, and he couldn't gel, over It. I am as poor as you are now." "Thank Heaven!” said Mr. Ivry very fervently. "At the last papa was very sorry for—for everything. He told me to see you. But you had gone—l-did not know where, and I—” "Ob, this Is splendid! I"—began Mr. Ivry. "Don’t you mind now, mamma, ’ whispered tny daughter. "They’re so happy they'll forgive von everything.” And so they did.—W'averly Magazine, A Trip to Hit* Moon. World’* fairs now vie with onea neth er more In tliolr sld>*how or “Midway” attractlons than in their true objects, and cadi succeeding one has to out reach Its predecessors In strange and starti ng sensations, one of the sho ks that Is to he given at the Kntl'alo t’un- Auierlean Kxposltlon next year is a spectacular "trip to th • mjun.” Voa go alKiard the alrshli< Lima; when a I Is ready the entiles ini' thrown off and you rise into the tipper regions, (fpr so it appears to the passenger). K is night and the stars shine brightly above, while below you see Ujp retreat ing lights of Rochester, Albany and other sublunary cities. You see the moon, too. at first far away lint gradu ally nearer: arid at length you land on It. Here the Man In the Moon wel comes yon and details guides to show you the wonders of his domain. When you have exhausted the sights of the satellite you return to the earth ns you came. All the effects will he produced by moving scenery and ingpulcss mechanical' contrivances. And Glrh < iM >lonj. “Why do you leave your wii dc.wg open at night? Aren’t yrv afraid of burglar’*?" “Ye*, that’s the rrn)on. If 1 i;.p( the windows shut they'd probably brtmfc tUf -I*Uttnd--tpU a I’rexs, THE EEaLm OF FASHIOR New York City. —No matter how many jackets and eoats a woman may possess ber wardrobe Is Incomplete without a cape that can be utilised TCOKSD CAP*. for theatre wear and all those occa sions which mean removing the out side wrap. The Smart Slay Mantoii model Illustrated Includes all the latest features and is borafbrtable at the same time that It Is easily made. As shown, the material Is doe colored satin-faced cloth, with yoke of darker velvet and trimming of embroidered applique, while the Capo Is lined tvllll fancy taffeta Ih light Shades; but Cloth Of any Color, limp d'ete, Henrietta or peaii do sole can be aubstilnted, with any trimming and lining preferred. The pointed yoke and high, flaring ■ollar are cut together, but In sections, which allow of rt perfect fit. The doth that makes the Cape proper is .aid all around Id backward, turning defats, forming ml inverted pleat at he centre back. Each pleat Is stitched ts entire length oneJmlf inch from he edge to form the narrow tucks. The pleats an- then laid narrower at he lop and widening tow. id the hot out and are pressed and (licked bn the mdelTuUt td position. The cape por loii is attached to rt shallow yoke of Inlng. over Which the yoke Collar Is aid. The stitching not alone Is orna belli id, It holds the pleats In a Way to i void all clumsiness, yet allows them 0 flare sufficiently for grace, but It any be omitted and the edges left dale. To make this cape foi* it Woman Of bedlam sire six yards lit material wenty-one Inches wide, three and a 1 liar ter yards forty-four Inches wide >r three and a quarter yards fifty aches wide, with one and an eighth cards of velvet for collar, will be re mired, Doillils-Hi.'sstril K(on .Im-kH. Every (sisslble variation of the Eton picket 1 shown among the Imported -owns. The stylish May MantoU tnod >l shown lu the large engraving Is ml DOUBLE BREABTEU ETON. mlrable for both separate Jackets and suits. For the latter use cloth of all sorts is appropriate, us is velvet, which Is much worn for occasions of formal dress. For general wear heavier cloth md heavy cheviot have the preference, although black velvet Is to have an extended vogue for visiting and church wear. As shown, the jacket is de signed for a costume of soft tun col ored broadcloth, with bands of white, edged with tiny silk ball button trim ming that matches the cloth. With the skirt is worn a deep draped bodice belt of soft silk, which Is shown at. the back, where the Jacket slopes up to produce the fashionable shorl walsted effect. The hack Is seamless and tit a with perfect smoothness; the fronts are fitted by means ot single darts and lap one over the other in double-breasted stylo. At the upper edge of the right front are three ornamental buttons that, with the buttonholes, keep the. Jacket closed. At the neck is a stand ing collar, with double flaring portions that rest against the hair. The sleeves are two-seamed ami flare over the bands. To make this Jacket for a woman ot medium size three and three-quarter yards of material twenty-one inches wide, two yards forty-four Inches wide, or one and a halt yards fifty Inches wide, will be required. For Soft mid Cllnclng llolim. A novelty of the season Is tunic cloth—a soft, line weave, rather like the Imported flannels. It Is particu larly suited to stitrt waists. One specimen shows a cream-white ground with narrow black stripes over It. and a rather wide hordfcr, In which are blended black, yellow and white; another pattern has a plain purple ground and a border that carries out a pleasing color scheme In green, deeper purple, black and yellow. Pas tel shades ot blue, green and yellow, mingled with black, form the border ot another design having a ground of pale pastel blue. 'When waists are made of this tunic fabric the fancy borders are skilfully arranged to form yokes, vests or boleros, as the Persian borders of last summer’s Paisley silks were utilized. Robes of this material are procurable In the plain cream cloth, together with several yards of Persian pattern printed on a cream ground, to be employed as trimming. Artistic housegowbe can lie evolved from these robes, which are soft and clinging and lend theinseh -s to ar tistic draping. Th Bayadere Ellen. Wide pieces of lace Insertion are applied In diagonal lines across the skirt of a taffeta silk gown, thus giv ing it a modified Bayadere aspect. This effect should not bti attempted by a very short Woman, as the ar rangement of lines tends to make the figure look abbreviated. AVlth such a gown the same Idea should be car ried out on the bodice. The waist should hi' cut double-lwensted across the chest and fasten on the left side. This Is the best model for displaying diagonal Hues of Insertion on a bodice. In Lieu of Milk Velvet. Two or three understudies bf silk velvet iuW idiowil lu the shops, and promise td be inueji lu demand. They opine 111 nil. the bright and delicate shades ami til black hud white; the texture Is smooth, close and fine, and the effect exactly that bf silk velvet. For shirt waists, dresses, evening wraps, trimming, etc., they are a boon, and epst but li dollar ti yard. They come in corduroy effects, ns well as with a plain, smooth surface, and in flowered designs, with u chine or bro caded effect. Those arc a trifle dearer thnnthe plain colors: limns to Still All Tnilols. A mpphlrO mine has recently ia-cn discovered lu which fare found gems of every shade of blue and red. The stones tire said to be of the must el qnlslle shu<% and lustre, and it Is probable that therb Will be a trns* for jewelry 111 Which these beauties an# set. A set iff sapphires of every shade sho ild be a gift to make the most ex acting of women happy. For mus equipped, what splendid effects might be obtained with different toilets. Mmllsli tan.. The Small fans which Will Ik- car ried with handsome gowns show the cut-out effect of so many other things. There arc White lace flowers on black net; the net showing only on closest examination and the flowers standing off by themselves. Conventionalised tu lips perhaps, or beautiful fleur do Us with a few sliver spangles to brighten them, set In black handles. Or the black lace fans will have spangles of gold and handles of gold and black. Avhllo For Winter Wear, Pure white toilets are to be as popu lar during the winter season as they have been during the summer, and are being prepared In cloth ns often as lu lighter materials for house and even ing wear. The while cloth gown and white felt hat. In combination with heavy furs, Will be a favorite fad of the woumu to whom expense and dur ability are of no concern. Son (.nils nn Muirs. Sea gulls are used for the body of chiffon muffs and fancy small cape collars to match; one gull on cither shoulder, the heads pointing down on the bust. Two birds ore also used for the muff with chiffon frills at either end, Ul*rk and Hold. Pluck velvet embroidered with gold is used for decoration on the new rough materials. Zybellne Is especially pretty ornamented In this way. LadlM' Morning Jacket. A simple breakfast Jacket makes au essential part of every wardrobe. There are days and hours when even a shirt waist is Irksome, and nothing takes the place of a Jacket that Is per fectly comfortable and easy, yet docs not degenerate Into the negligee that can be worn In bed or dressing room only. The tasteful Slay Manton mod el shown Is suited to flannel of various weights and qualities, from the flue French to the simple outing, and all washable stuffs. As Illustrated, it Is made of the Scotch sort that contains Just enough cotton to allow of wash ing without, harm, In cream white, with stripes of blue, and Is trimmed with fancy blue braid about the scal lops. The Jacket is fitted loosely at the front, but is snug enough for ueatuess and style. The hacks are cut In French style with a curved seam at. the centre and are joined to the fronts by broad under-arm gores that aro shaped to give a graceful outline to the figure. At the neck is a deep turn over collar that can bn worn with a simple ribbon tic. The sleeves are two-seamed, snug without being tight, and flare becomingly over the hands. To make this Jacket for a woman of HORMINO JACKET. medium size three and flve-elghti yards twenty-seven inches wide, or two and three-quarter yards thirty, two luohts wide, will be required. ,* Uniform for woodmen. ilmb for (old W wither Adapted by Montana Voroslors The forest , superinlefidems nml Woodsmen In Montana have recently adopted n uniform, as shown In' the ae eompar.ying photograph, which will be worn by Iheni while ranging In the public for-st reservations lit that* Slate during the winter;. These uniforms havo tieen submitted to the Secretary of the Interior and the Commissioner of the General Land Office, and efforts ,4k * ; * (In • "-11 ■ >. ■■■„ I I A MONTANA WOODMAN. may be made to have all Government forest employes furnished with simitar clothing. These men are exposed to much bad weather. A suitable uni form is certainly essential to their per forming their duties Satisfactorily. Now that the forest reservations have liecome a source of feven# ; to the Government, the duties of the for esters are more Important, and their instructions are more rigid. In I HUS there was cut and sold about 1300,000 worth of timber from Western forest reserves. With proper Fare of thy for ests and on efficient corps of men to guard hgalust forest tires, it Is ex pected that this revenue will steadily increase. Timber In In every country an im portant natural product, and in this country It baa been especially plenti ful, but lip to Within four or five year* the American forests were ollowed to run down and left In a bod condition. Since Commissioner Btnger Herman became the official head controlling the forests many schemes have been Instituted to repair the damaged for eats, and their preaetlt Improved con dition Is largely due to his strenuous efforts. One of his most recent schemes Is the telephone system, which was established In California last spring. This system was only an experiment, but In all probability It will eventually be extended to all for est reserves In the United States.— Now York Tribune. RUBBER BISCUITS, the Nhs|> In Which the Tarn Product ts Shipped, Fine Para rubber reaches the coun try In the form of “biscuits, - ’ the ex cellence Of this grade lielng due In a large measure to the natives’amethods of gathcriug and curing It, says the -Scientific American. They make a longitudinal gash In the bark of the tree with a narrow hatchet. Inserting a wedge to keep the gash open, and placing a small earthen or clay cup beneath the gash to catch the thick, white oily liquid which flows from the wound. In n few hours the milk ceases to flow, each wound yielding from three to live tablespoonfuls. The "Serlngero," or gatherer, then emptlea the contents of the cups into an earth en vessel. As the milk soon coagulates the gathering Is quickly followed by the curing process, which is done by building'a fire of Urucuru nuts, over which Is placed a bottomless earthen Jar or pot, the pungent fumes issuing through the small aperture at the top serving to "cure” the rubber, which is passed slowly thropgh tin hot smoke. To form the biscuits, the natives take long stakes of wood, sometimes pointed at the end, and quite frequent ly shaped Ilk 9 a paddle, dip them Into the sap buckets or basins, holding them In the smoke after each dipping until the successive films of rubber, solidify around them. A biscuit of Para rubber, therefore, represents the slow and laborious accumulation of hundreds of dippings, so that quite a stretch of'the Imagination would be necessary to arrive at the number of dippings required to form the huge Para biscuit illustrated herewith, which weighs 1120 pounds, and meas ures four feet five Inches In height. RUBBER BISCUIT. three feet five Inches In diameter and nine feet four Inches in circumference. Such Immense masses of crude rubber are said to actually represent a loss to the grower, being used principally by import ?ra for exhibition purposes. Sometimes the natives use a stone ns a nucleus, and, to prevent this method of securing an Illegitimate profit, the biscuits are split In halves before ship ment so as to reveal the stake hole running through the middle. Fax-Hunting Pnnan.T There are still in England two rep resentatives of the old-time fox-hunt ; in* parson. These are the Rev E Ing parson. These arc the Rev K nolds, who are respectively masters of the (Jattlatock and Ooniston packs. Chinese bicycle riders are frequently seen In the streets of Hong Kong and Shanghai carrying an open umbrella and. n fan and 1b some Instances with the handlebars removed, goSds goles j OntMtntiK fleet Mosul* Work. ♦ |*y HE good roads question Is to ’ I y day the subject Of a vat agl- I tatlon. begun nrst by wheel •£* men. taken up by the Gov ernment and now a matter of legisla tive consideration the Country over. Asa result ten Stalest have exhibits ’at the present universal exposition in Paris illustrating how perfect roads ought to bo built. This from n coun try that still has, In part, the worst toads in the Worldla rather daring, but it Is also ah indication of what. Is belhg done. The ten States la ques tion Know What they are talking about. They had the worn roads, and now they have (or. at least, they are constructing) the best. It will lie a matter of news to many to learn that the United States Gov ernment has gone’ Into the road ques tion itt the most energetic and thor ough manner imaginable, and having, through the Department of Agricul ire, studied what constitute* a good road and Why good, roads are needed, has gone to work to 1 spread the Infor mation and teach the people. It ha* experiment stations in every State lu the tinlon. where lessons In roadmak- Ing are taught. Hundreds of pam phlets showing Just how a good road IN constructed and how It may be pre served havo been published by the Government, ami may be had for the asking. Object lessons in road-build- Ing are given annually In every State In the Union, when in some worst sec tions a quarter or half, or even a mile. Of excellent roadway Is constructed. Kurt the* people shown how and why It ought, tit fa? rtotte, These object les sons. begun in IStG. hnVc done more than anything else to start the great movement which la now furthering tho constructlqii of perfect road* the litre over. Tint Government. In these exhibi tions. ordinarily construct* three spec imen road.*—it modern macadam, a sand and an ordinary dirt road. When these roads ar completed a heavy farm wagon, loaded with produce, is drawn over enclt of them, and the amount of force required to haul It I* determined by the nse of a trackomo ter. This instrument 1* so constructed as to accurately register every pound the 'horses tmtl at every stage of the haul in plain view of those in Us vi cinity. It Is made dear by these ex perlmehts that a team harnessed In the ordinary way Is subject, under the liesl conditions, to n continuous jerking motion, which must, on even the smoothest country road, greatly increase Its fatigue. On a dirt road In bad condition this jerklafvbecomes a succession of heavy blowfc transmitted to the team by means of a collar. They are cruelly painffll. bruising the shoulders, harassing and torturing the animals, constantly lessening their value us well as directly decreasing the amount of the load that It Is possi ble to haul. limul Hoad* Plank In Naw Hampiihira. Through tlu* efforts of Vice-Presi dent Kingsbury, of the League of American Wheelmen, the following good roadi plank wan tnaerted In a New Hampshire State platform; “We heartily approve nil legisla tion which may tend to advance and promote the Intercut* of ouv State. Whatever way be necessary to In crease business at our 'mountain, country and seashore resorts should be generously accorded. Facilities for travel.whether by steam, electricity or carriage, should be of the best; and to Ibis end we should pursue a liberal policy lu matters of legislation and In the appropriation of money for public Improvements. Without good road* New' Hampshire will ho a laggard In the competition now so Intense for the patronage of the summer tourist. Good roads, forestry supervision and Judicious fish ami game laws will at tract visitors to our State, and wo pledge ourselves to advance those In terests In every legitimate and proper way." Appreciated In Winter. Good roads will be appreciated In the winter. At tbla season all may be well, but when the roods are muddy the time lost iu hauling but a few loads will be much greater In value than the amount of taxes necessary to make good roads. This fact be comes painfully apparent when the farmer must use four horses to draw only half a ton over roads that could be put iu such condition as to permit of a heavy wagon and n ton load to he drawn by two horses. A Splendid I.aw. New York’s splendid country road law is each year building u good, many miles of Hue roads without hardship lo taxpayers. That other States could easily adopt a similar one la apparent upon studying the provisions of the law. Absolute home rule Is permitted the counties, no section lielng forced to Improve Its highways unless It no elects. The exa. t cost Is known before the contract Is closed and half the cost Is borne by the State. Wide Tins in Knropn. Wide tire* are used In Europe, and the consequence is that the roads are never cut up. In France the tires of wagons are from three to ten Inches wide, and ore veritable road rollers. Switzerland requires all heavy’ wagons to have slx-lnch tires, while four laches are required iu Germany. No road can be constructed which will re sist the cutting up by narrow tires, especially In winter. ' Highways In Vmncs. There are more than 310.000 miles of roads In France, comprising nation al highways, county roads and minor roads between village*. This vast net work of roads represents an Invest ment of *1.000,000,000, and Its main tenance and the keeping of It In repair amounts to *40.000.000 annually, or about *l3O a mile. llunds In the Btg.Trnn Rsgion. The Secretary of War has authorised the expenditure of *IO,OOO on roads In the Sequoia and General Grant na tional parks, lu the blg-tree region of California, Tb; park superintendent reports that there are 125 Of the giant sequoias in Grant Park. Risks or Soldiers la XT nr. A careful analysis of the statistics of British mortality In the Boer war shows that of the British officers In South Africa 72.1 par thousand have been killed or have died from wounds and 30.6 per thousand have died front disease. Of the men nineteen per thousand have been killed or died from wounds and 31.8 per thousand have died from disease.—Medical Rec ord. Statistics show that eighty per cent of the successful men In all cnltttn were born upon the farm. THE TRIUMPH or MODESTH^ eomb hung lousy w l<w And flapped athwart her fil„, v Exsqty jtk . slattern’* hair J ”' On WMlm . d.y; and I decUre Ki’saferaassi: Of every a of jibe and cut. Maria wax a Brahi. a dame jB;od and equal, and pluekcd , n j , Ti e Leghorn* oael a pitying Rn i, S Lpoo her queer old-fashioned , tT j. The Plymouth Rock* would „- n .1 Because her legs were feathered , u , * The cocks would strut Ul ’ Pah-rutt! Pah-rut™ ‘ And snigger at her bloomers’ cut, ! The trim white Cochins tip-toed h, And froze her with disdainful ere Each tutted Houdan tossed her pl Uffif And glared Maria a social doom Where’er she strolled in all the Maria got it good and hard! Cah-dut! Ceh-dah’; Each social slat Jdst dropped Maria with a jar. But she pursued her quiet way And ]>icked and scratched the hr* Kept early hours and ate bran mast Nor sought to cut a social dash, And then one day she left her het With pallid comb and swelling bit*.. Cah-dut! Cah-dah™ 1 Hooray, hurrah! Maria, you’re i, quc ;u, you arc! The news went raekling round tkr —An egg! V measured twelve b r And T. B. Tucker drove to town ” To take the gor-intnmed big egg do*. The editor put on his specs. * The villager* turned rubber necks And some collecting feller paid Right smart for what Maria laid, i And European news was set Aside that week by the Gazette In order that a glowing pen Might poy due praise to that old km Cah-lip! Cah lop! " You'll find, sure pop, That modest merit lands on top —Holman F. Day, in Up i n HUMOR OF THE DAY. "This Is a hard world; I can’t ntm anybody.” ‘‘That o?” “Yes, and* body pleases me.”—Chicago Rwwj, The clock struck six, a cruel hit- For six had never injured it! ’ —Chicago Retoid, ‘T know 1 am not worthy of y* love ” “Tficu we do have nog views In common, after nll.”-Hejti Welt. “When be bustles, they say It’a i for effect.” “Yes.” “And wh k quiets down they say he’s posing,”. Cleveland Plnfu Denier. Patience—“Do you over jump iu yot sleep?” Patrice—“ Yes; I did in night. I dreamed I hud u propowli marriage.”—Yonkers Statesman, Mary had a little lain; > She got it from her mother For stealing bread and cake and ism; She doesn’t want another. —Philadelphia Kacoti “Collar buttons don’t worry me n more.” “Wby don’t they?” “ffi when X lose ono on the floor Jl J steal one from my wlfe.”-IndiaM| Us Journal. She—“l heard that you said 1 1 minded you of the north pole. Da try to deny It.” He—“Of course lii You are sought after, you know.) ludianapolis Journal. . Hobble (with a sigh, after struggli for a quarter of an hour with 1 father’s hair brushes)—“l say, fntht how do you manage to got your pat Ing so naked?”— Punch, Pry—“Do you ever regret hecond a contortionist?” Mr. Twlstcr-1 indeed. Why, I might truthfully s It was the turning point of my i reer.”—Ohio State Journal. “I’ve got tho best of the ould n way company for once In me lode *“HoW Is that, Pat?” “I’ve got a t turn ticker to London, and (In n wM per) I ain’t coming back.”—Tit-Bib Edith—“ Uncle George, is It n psiiil operation when a man Ims hi* I pulled? And do they lake aiiythiag Uncle George—“ Gas is usually adtni Istered, I believe.”— Boston Transcrl “Bridget,” said the lady, "you l too much." “Faith, ma’am," retort Bridget, "ye’re mlsthnken. ’TIs a thot Ol slapo too much, but 01 ikl very slow, ma’am."—Phlladelpl Press. Mr. Newllwed (during the tiff) "Then you don’t believe I (old youti truth when I proposed to you?” Ma Newllwed—“Well, 1 believe you td the truth when you said you were I worthy of ray love.” Phlladelpl Press. "Amelia it is n shame for us to qu rel (his way, before we start out “Ob, not at all, Edgar: If we have right good quarrel now wo won’t la a thing to do but enjoy ourselves afl we get on the train.”— lmllanapi Journal. * “What is an anecdote, .Tolinnj asked his teacher. “A short, fid tale," answered the little felhrt “That’s right,” said the teacher. “X Johnny, you may write a seutcaee the blackboard containing the wort Johnny hesitated a moment and * wrote this: “A rabbit has font 1 mid ono anecdote.”—Snn Fraud! News Letter. The I* melon* Melal* In ColoroW*. The gold mid silver mines of Coll bla are richer than those of Caltti or New Mexico. There is only w* lug labor, a stable Government, s* title appliances, mid facilities for n| and cheap Inland transportation make Columbia one of the most P duettvc countries, as well a* i®* the most desirable for residence oil t continent. The commerciul pw** ties of the country are almost W volatile, and the time Is probably l very remote when the fact will more fully realised by the greats* mercial powers of tho world. W are almost no means of Interior!* IKirtatfoii. There are not mure (I UN) miles of regularly operated way lu the whole republic, eves eluding the forty-seven miles si* the . Isthmus. The entire iranspt* tlon iu the interior is by pact 1011 and peones, just as it was three o furies ago,—New York Times. • of Mm* and Was*- i A resident lu the Coluey HatcM possessed a hive of bees. One andT r! were besieged by a large swar# wasps, a battle raged between' rival armies for a couple of day*- * the result that the wasps arc no* possession of the hive. The dead > lea of hundreds of bees killed dw the encounter now lie around 'be r-Londoh Chronicle. Spiders’ Web* For CnU A French scientific Journal wai Its readers against tin: tlme-W* custom of using spiders’ webs if * bleeding. It is claimed that wcMJ peculiarly liable to be Infected microbes, and among other thaf have lieen traced to the US’ old dusty spiders’ webs bound op wounds is the dreaded tetanus, or M Jaw. The tomb of Sir Humphrey Geneva, which for some ye rs ' v *' a neglected state, has recently renovated.