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ICEO BUILDING BAT 81. LOUTS, MISSISSIPPI OSAB. O. MOBKAU, Editor and Proprietor Lour Dietanoe Phone, No. S. 555wtt5uonl fI.M Per Year, I* Advaae* New Yorkers are getting the Idea that a man will run from anything except beer or a dollar, protests the Baltimore Sun. Swiss glaciers are said to be shrinking, mournfully admits the New York Herald, but nothing like that happens to a hotel bill over there. How short the age of steam has been is shown by the fact that George Stevenson’s engine driver, who ran the first locomotive. Is still living, in good health. An American girl Is to wed an Italian duke who is reported to have no bad habits and no debts. All the other heiresses, suggests the Wash ington Post, are probably w’ondering how they came to overlook him. The Mormon faith is remarkably aggressive. There are to-day between 1600 and 2000 Mormon missionaries abroad In this land and in foreign countries and in the Islands of the seas. In the principal cities of Amer ica and in many cities of foreign lands they Lave some of their strongest men. Governors of the following States have signed two-cent railroad rate bills and are watching with intense interest the conflict between Govern or Glenn, of North Carolina, and the Federal authorities; lowa, Ohio, Illi nois, Indiana, Mississippi, Nebraska, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri. General Greely, speaking of Alas kan conditions as they were two years ago, expressed wonder that the en tire lot of Government officials up there had not been hanged by mob law. Rex Beach said something sim ilar In a book, and got called yellow, adds the Philadelphia Ledger. The New York Herald says: The report made as a result of investiga tion by the United States Department of Agriculture showing a startling decrease in value of farm lands in this State Is disappointing. Twelve thousand abandoned farms, repre senting twelve million acres, is dis quieting; but we are convinced that this is due not so much to “the call of the city” as to the great cheapen ing of transportation, which has giv en the advantage to more fertile lands in the West. In Germany colonies for unem ployed workingmen make pauperism unnecessary. In each city are great buildings occupied by union offices, where seekers after work go and reg ister. They bathe, have their cloth ing disinfected, and, if the unions have no work for them in the cities, they are sent to the farm colonies in the country, where they work at land reclamation, agriculture and other productive occupations. The unions are open to all, and provide, besides opportunities for workers, old-age pensions, accident insurance and oth er benefits. The Cologne Gazette reports that fearful cannibalism is still practiced In the German West Africa protec torate of Kamerun. A German mer chant writes in the newspaper that the natives not only devour their enemies, but also criminals and per sons who have been locked up for trivial. offenses. Kaka natives, he writes, offer human flesh for sale in the public market, to provision which death sentences are imposed for the most trivial offenses. The worst man eaters belong to the Baia tribe. They are strict Mohammedans and daily perform their religious rites. Farmers must live up to their con tracts as well as all other business men. The fact of law has been con firmed again, In a recent decision handed down by Vice-Chancellor Learning, of New Jersey. It appears that certain farmers had contracted with a canning company to deliver their entire crop of tomatoes last fall at a stupulated price, but sold to outsiders at advanced prices. The decision is of great interest to far mers living in any canning district. Before signing contracts, farmers should well acquaint themselves with ever:/ word of the contract, and then by 'til means abide by their agree ment. The Standard Oil Company, the most shrewdly managed of all the trusts, has decided to abandon Ja pan, and has sold its works there to Japanese speculators, announces Town Topics. Whether the Stand ard managers scent war trouble or commercial trouble, or whether they Bnd the field unprofitable because o! Japanese greed and graft, is imma terial. They deem it prudent to get aut of Japan, and many other Ameri jan interests are considering the wis lom of following this significant ex ample. Straws show the way of the irind. but the Standard OH Company s more than a strati—it Is an Im- . sense harried. fHE HOUSE OF TOO MUCH TROUBLE. Inthe House of Too Much Trouble He must never scatter ply things. Lived a lonely little boy; He must never romp and play; He was eager for a playmate Every rooßfcmust be m order He was hungry for a toy. And kept quiet all the day. But 'twas always too much bother. He had never had companions. Too much dirt and too much noise, He had never owned a pet— For the House of Too Much Trouble In the House of Too Much Trouble Wasn’t meant for little boys. It is trim and quiet yet. And sometimes the little fellow Every room is set in order— Left a book upon the floor, . Every book is m its place. Or forgot and laughed too loudly. And the lonely little fellow Or he faded to close the door. „ Wears a smile upon his face. In the House of Too Much Trouble In the House of Too Much Trouble Things must be precise and trim — He is silent and at rest— In the House of Too Much Trouble He is silent and at rest— There was little room for him. 4 With a his breast. —Albert Bigelow Paine, in the Juvenile. /MRS. KERRISON’S% t HEART. $ Short Story.)- When I heard that Tom Frlsby was married the news came as a great shock to me. I asked Jack Goney, my Informant, “Ishe married much?” “Oh, frightfully!” said Goney. “Who Is the creature?” I inquired, after a tense pause. And when he replied, “The eldest Miss Carruthers,” I was more shocked than ever. That Lillian—my beauti ful, wild white dove—should consent to become a mere tame domestic fowl —and for Tom Frisby’s sake, galled my sensibilities. I remembered how I had laid the offering of my own un fledged affections at her feet, and how she had danced on the elaborate em broidery of the words In which I had clothed my passionate avowal. “I shall go and see them,” I told Goney. I found that Lillian —no, Mrs. Frls by!—was already by way of becom ing a social success. She was devel oping Into that dreAful thing, an Ideal hostess. She was obtrusively tactful and offensively managing. It was said of her that she had a knack of bringing the right people together, which, being Interpreted, means that he strove to pair off her guests as if they had been vases. Frlsby himself was boisterously happy and rosily content and, more over, most beautifully trained to obey his wife's lightest word. “Ah,” he said; “you will find your ifflnity some day.” “If both of us find my affinity,” laid I, “there will be trouble.” But he was in nowise disconcerted. 3o merely waggled his fat head at no and said: “We must look out for i wife for you.” And from that moment began the mconsclonable crusade against our ;lolstra! bachelorhood, in which both and his wife took a meddle some part, and which terminated in the lamentable contretemps that It is he purpose of this story to detail, ihe, of course, was the more subtle tinner. One night Frlsby and I were talk ing as man to man. We had been telling each other that w'e were both rather blackguards really, but deuced Hue fellow's notwithstanding, and we irere consequently In a fine glow of elf-satisfaction, “One thing I’ve forgotten to say to f ou,” he remarked. “It really Is se . .ious.” “Serious for whom?” I asked. He paused, and then, dramatically, ‘For her,” he said. I dropped the poker into the fender jplth a crash. “For her!” I repeated. 'What are you driving at?” “Perhaps I ought not to have broached the subject,” he faltered. “You haven’t,” said I. “It’s not fair to her,” he jerked cut. “And yet it’s all due to that Ddlus trick you have of talking to svery woman you meet as If she were the only one of her sex In the world.” "I don’t think they find that par ticularly odious,” said I. “But lookers-on do,” said he. “And It is a bit rough on ’em, you know, old chap. Of course we who undei*- stand you, know it’s only your way, but girls—innocent, young, unso phisticated ” I rose also. “Good night,” I said, abruptly, offering my hand. “I’ll tell you her name, then,” said he. “It’s little Miss Kerriscn—lf you must know.” “Oh,” said I, rather disappointed. “I know' —the girl who Is so awfully conscious of her profile.” “My wife’s cousin,” he said stifHy. “And you mean to say that fool ish chit is In love with me?” “Oh, come! Well, I suppose so. But confound your complacency, any how! “Poor thing!” I murmured. “Poor Billy thing! Pretty, too! Well, what would you advise me to do about It?” He shrugged his shoulders. “I don’t presume to advise at all,” he replied. “Best way, I suppose, would be to put her out of her misery at once,” eaid I. “There are worse girls than Nina Kerrison,” he said. “But do you think they would suit me better?” I asked him. “No,” said he. “You are not bo bad.” “You overwhelm me.” I observed, “with those touching tokens of your approval.” And then we talked of other mat ters. I had had not the least intention of going to the Chandlers’ dance the following evening, but now I deter mined to go after all, since Miss Ker rison was bound to be there, and it W'ere best to get this painful business over at once. In the conservatory I made out a dim, rounded form in filmy white, and came face to face with Miss Ker rison. She sat thei'e motionless, her hands in her lap, as If awaiting her fate In the person of myself. “All alone?” I said, lightly. “I prefer to be alone,” she said, hastily, and rose as If to go. But I understood what an infinity of meaning the studied curtness of her words would have fain concealed, and I whispered, ‘Please don’t for sake me. I —l came here to look for you.” “Why?” she asked. A most awk ward question. “Why?” I repeated slowly, to gain time. “Oh, because those people In there bore me. And you—you never do that, Miss Kerrison.” “Well, it is something to be a har bor of refuge,” she remarked. “Thank you. Then, by the way, is It really true, this time, that I am to congratulate you?” “On my good fortune in finding you here, do you mean? Why, cer tainly,” I said. “I did not mean that,” she said. “I meant that—that —well, the usual rumor is out concerning you.” “Indeed!” I, exclaimed. “But which of the usual rumors do you refer to?” “There is only one—isn’t there— that is commonly linked with the name of an eligible young bachelor. But is it true?” “Believe me,” I assured her, “it is not true.” “I am so glad,” she breathed softly. “Poor girl! At least—that is——” She wouldn’t have covered up her indiscretion, but perceiving that it was now too late, she paused abrupt ly and lapsed into silence. “Why are you glad?” I asked, “I had not intended to proceed on ex actly these lines, but I found It diffi cult to be sufficiently brutal now that the necessity confronted me.” “Oh,” she drawled, with a woeful affectation of indifference, “I think, as the song says, ‘You are owre young to marry yet,’ you know.” “I wonder what your wife will be like,” she went on presently. “I dc hope she will be a nice, helpful sort of girl, and not a mere society butter fly—like me.” “If she were like you ” I be gan, and stopped. “She won’t be,” said Miss Kerrison quickly, “I mean,” she explained, “that the object of our first fancy is so seldom the person to make us truly happy, If we but knew it.” I remembered then that some oye had told me this was Miss third Season. “First love is the only love,” I said firmly. I had temporized with my conscience too long already. She must now be made to realize the sad truth in all its ghastliness, “That is not so,” she said, “Be lieve me, Mr. Craven, when I tell you that you are as yet far too young to know what Is best for your welfare.” “Anyway,” said I, “when my fate does come along ” And there 1 made an abrupt end, for she had suddenly begun to laugh. There could be no doubt about it. She was laughing—not hysterically, either, but with unmistakable enjoy ment, as at an irresistible jest. “Mr, Craved," she said at last, more seriously, “I think I’ll be frank with you. My honest dealing may conceivably cost me your good opin ion, but only for a time. You’ll like me all the better afterward. And 1 am sure 3 r ou have enough common sense, really, not to think me un womanly or immodest in saying what I am about to say to you now.” “Miss Kerrison,” I cried in sore distress, “forbear, reflect, consider. Don’t speak yet. You may save us both much pain if you keep silent.” “Nonsense!” she exclaimed sharply. This was an affront. “Go on, then, if you will," I said sternly. “I’ve an Idea,” she said, “that we are at cross-purposes, and that it is all the fault of those dear, foolist Prisbye. Mrs. Frlsby has said some thing to you about—well, about me, hasn’t she? Please be straightfor ward, Mr. Craven.” “No, she hasn't,” I answered. “Mr. Frlsby, then?" “Yes.” “What did he say?” I turned on her in desperation. “How can I repeat what he said?” I cried. “Miss Kerrison, iet me im plore you to say no more. Let me entreat ” “No,” she replied. “I will tell you what they said. They told you 1— well—had a penchant for you.” “They were wrong!” 1 exclaimed, still eager to spare her. “Of course they were,” she re joined. “As wrong as they were when they told me—well—that you were—in love—with my unworthy self. But ” And she began to laugh again. “This woman, I tell you, had no sense of humor, or of decency, either, I should think. “But they meant well, I suppose. And there’s no harm done—except to our vanity, perhaps. Anyway, the path they would have us tread hardly leads to the Wicked place, does it?” And she smiled at me inscrutably, and I think she would have added some pleasant, salving words. But just then a man poked his head round the bead curtain and she darted up and went forward to greet him. I heard her call him “Frank,” ami I guessed then that it was for him she had been waiting so meekly, alt alone. And at last I understood—l knerw— that I—l had merely provided some comic relief from the tedium of her vigil.—The Sketch. Our own lives are robbed of sweet* nesa by bitter thouehtsiof others FINDS NEW GOLF VIRTUES. To the endless virtues claimed for golf Mrs. Madge Kendal, the actress, aas added another. In presenting a :up, won in competition, in England, she admitted that personally she knew nothing of golf, but understood that it was a game highly commend ed by excellent mothers, who found it made their daughters so tired that when they got home they went straight to bed, PRETTY GIRLS OF LIMERICK. It asked “Where are the prettiest girls in the world?” I would imme diately reply. In Limerick, Ireland, says one who knows. There Is a freshness of face, lustrousness of eyes, healthfulness of color and com plexion about the Limerick girls that carry off the sweepstakes trophy. The Limerick face Is the perfection of fe male beauty—a human ceramic with out a blemish.—Liverpool Daily Post. FEATHER HATPINS. Novelties of a very pleasing char acter are some feather hatpins that have recently arrived from Paris. They are the daintiest, prettiest things imaginable, and are to be had In a variety of choice. Humming birds offer themselves as particularly charming and adaptable owing to the varied character of their plumage, and there are also some sweet little miniature peacocks in realistic color ings, while a very distinguished note will be found in some black crows. Almost do these hatpins amount to trimmings, so fascinating and alto gether decorative are they in appear ance. ft * HOLLAND’S BRAVE WOMEN. How much of her wealth and pros perity Holland owes to her women and children! While her men were away at the wars, or extending their possessions, or carrying their goods to all parts of the globe in their stout ships, the women and children stayed at home and worked. They made lace, some of which was so fine and beautiful that It was sold to rich nobles for S4OO a yard. They spun cloth, red or black In color, very fine and soft, which they sold in many countries, using for themselves a coarse, cheap cloth called frieze, which they bought in England. They , made butter, too, of the best, and this they sold, and the money was turned in for their country’s use when It was needed. Besides the lace, the women of Hol land made linen from the flax which they grew in their gardens among the tulips and lilies. This linen was So choice that It was in great demand, and It became known by the name of “Hollands.” —From N. Hudson Moore’s “The Lace-Maker,” in St. Nicholas. CLUBS ENEMY OF MARRIAGE. A New York ei-wlfe, who has just procured a divorce, says that club men are poor husbands. If she ever marries again, she avers, the fortu nate man in the case must resign all his club memberships. To most men who have tried club life this would bend great hardship. A certain amount of the society bt men is worth while, but too much of It Is worse than monotonous, it is un bearable. To be a complete man one needs association with both sexes, and he needs h home. If he is a normal human being, with a love for his own place and his own “folks,” a few years of life about clubs and hotels are enough to last a lifetime. After that experience, home Is literally such a paradise td hini that he would not desert It for any club on earth; No man Is fit to marry until he is ready to become domesticated. His place, for a reasonable amount of his leisure at least, is with his family. If he has children, he owes them, as a duty, as much of his society, sym pathy and guidance as he can possi bly give. Whether he has children or Aot, he owes his companionship to his wife. - Few divorces are Justifiable, but the woman who got her decree be cause her husband stayed at his clubs till 1 or 3 o’clock every morning de served it; and he certainly did not deserve a wife. No man does who is not ready to appreciate her, and who is not willing to do his part In the making of a home. —Editorial in the New York American. OUTDOOR NURSERIES. English municipalities are taking tip the cause of the infant Briton, The coroners’ Inquests are proving .that many English mothers have lit* ■tie ways of feeding their babies ham and other substances not exactly suited to the Infant digestion, and that the death rate in consequence in cludes too many citizens of very ten der years. Enlightened people, ar guing that mothers do not do this from malice aforethought, but mere ly because they do not know any bet ter, are making It their business through the municipalities to teach them. In the enormous parish of St. Pan eras poor women are taught how to bathe babies and nurse them and feed them, how to fix their cots and put them to bed. Battersea is pay ing special attention to pure milk for babies. Baby shows have been held at Spitalfields and Marylebone to create an interest among moth4rs. In line with this work are some the Ingenuities show r n at the Coun try in Town exhibition held recently in Whitechapel Art Gallery. One of these is a model recreation ground, twenty-four feet square, designed to prhvide an outdoor nursery in which city children can sleep and play and eat and be bathed in the open ai Cots standing next neat little garden plots, baths in artistic bungalows and fascinating sand beaches are some of the features of this outdoor nursery. —New York Tribune. WOMEN GET MAN’S MUSCLE. la muscular superiority pSssiag fcrom men to women in Great Brit ain? Two Items side by siue in a London newspaper might suggest so. Addressing the British Medical Asso ciation, In session at Exeter, Dr. Davy pointed out the danger to the nation’s health owing to the changed habits of the past half century, which had led to marked muscular degen eration. The extended use of ma chinery, the tendency to abandon rural for urban life and the facilities for traveling without exertion were among the causes. The love of ath letic games was, perhaps, as strong as ever, but the people, instead of sharing in the games, were content to watch a few experts. Hundreds of thousands paid gate money to watch cricket and football games, but they never played themselves, while some of the manliest exercises, such as wrestling, boxing and fencing were almost extinct. It was much the same with the rich man’s sports. Instead of tramp ing the moors to shoot game the shooters sit at ease while the birds are driven within reach of their guns. Dr. Davy insisted upon the necessity for universal physical culture to check degeneration. Coincidentally appears a summary of the experience of tradesmen that the energetic taking up by girls of athletic outdoor games was making their hands and feet larger. The tiny sizes of gloves and shoes that were once almost universal, are no longer saleable. Shoe traders re mark that, while the normal size of girls' shoes some time ago was No. 3s, the demand is now chiefly for ss, 6s and even 7s. The modern girl, says one dealer, runs, walks a3d indulges in athletic exercises to such an extent that her feet are lengthened and widened, transforming a pretty foot into an ugly one. Similar experiences are narrated by glovers. VEILING AGE SIGNS. A great deal can be done by the treatment of the hair to veil the signs of approaching old age, but it must be done with discretion. Abundant hair does not conceal the burden of years. On the contrary, the eye caught by the abundant tresses goes farther and sees lines accentuated and various other signs that the un wary woman had forgotten. “We do our best,” says an expert quoted in The London Telegraph, “to persuade women not to have their coiffure too young for their faces, but some of them will not listen. So we see wom en with hair that is obviously dyed or obviously not their own just for lack of a little artistic taste, “Gray hair is often an improve ment to a face, and instead of add ing to the apparent age of a woman takes something from it by soften ing the tints of both skin and hair. The skin frequently appears clearer in conjunction with gray hair than with dark. It is not unusual for a woman who in her youth has not been at all good looking to soften and grow quite beautiful as she ap proaches old age. “When hair, particularly dark hair, is just growing gray, a great deal can be done to conceal the fact by touching it up. But great skill must be applied to the dyeing of hair, and even experienced specialists say there is always a certain risk in it. Some special atate of health, climatic con ditions and other causes for which they cannot account go to bring about rather startling results. Even with the use of the best dyes unforeseen things will occur. T do not know what has happened,’ said a Parisian the other day; ‘my hair is green to day. and It has just been dyed by the same specialist who has done it reg ularly for me for years!’ “Some women use transformations and other aids ao skilfully that it is Impossible to detect them. The wom an who is no longer young will have her transformation touched with gray. She will pull it out and puff it and wave it and put it on so that it is impossible for any one to detect the fact that she is not actually ■wear ing her own hair. But some women pin the transformation on just as it comes from the hairdresser, without any attempt to make it suit their faces. One often sees women of eighty wearing transformations suit able to a girl of eighteen.” The beautiful soft, silky white hair Which Is so much admired the Eng lish expert attributes particularly to American women. There is a pre vailing belief that a secret known only to a hair specialist in New York accounts for these coveted tresses, but the English specialist ridicules the idea. “Hair,” he says, “cannot be bleached on the head, and this par ticular brand of American hair must be due to physical or climatic con* ditions.” Holland and Her Lace. There has never been a time since the beginning of the fifteenth cen tury when Holland has not depended on the wages of her lacemakers, and she does so still. There is hardly a town, east or west, where it is not made, and in West Flanders alone are 400 schools to-day where the making of lace is taught to 30,000 children. There are, besides, the beguinages, as they are called. These are insti tutions presided over by a Catholic sisterhood. The inmates support themselves, and give a certain num ber of hours’ work each day for the support of the sisterhood, usually by making lace. There are thousands of workers in these homes. —From N. Hudson Moore’s “The Lace- Maker,” in St. Nicholas. In the Jury Room. The second day drew to its close with the twelfth juryman still uncon vinced. “Well, gentlemen.” said the court officer, entering quietly, “shall I, as usual, order twelve dinners?” “Make it.” said the foreman, “eleven dinners and a bale of hay.” Phila delphia Inquirer. New York City has provided new flat houses for 586,000 tenants dur ing the last five year* I WBKjSSfae home */%/•■ KEEPING ■ Oil ofro<f yiH HAVE A COTTON WEDDiNG. A “Poverty Party” Is to appropri ate entertainment for a cotton wed ding to which all the guests are ask ed to come in cotton costumes. The girls wear cotton frocks and the into summer suits. Both sexes affect can vass shoes and cotton gloves. The invitations for a cotton party can be written on squares cut from a yard of white sotton material which has been starched very stiff. Enve lopes should fit these novel cards very exactly. Decorate the room with cotton balls made with raw cotton, tissue paper and wire where the real plant is in accessible. Or a snow scene can be produced at any time of the year by using mounds of raw cotton, sprink led with silver dust on the mantel piece, bookcase or wherever oppor tunity offers. Cotton millinery flowers are strict ly tn keeping and cotton goods In white of any other color can be cut to imitate ribbon to be used as bows, loops or streamers. The supper table should have an unmistakably cotton cloth and nap- ! kins to match. Little mounds of jew eler’s cotton in pale pink, blue or yellow to accord with the color of the rest of the decorations are placed around the base of the candlesticks, side dishes and centerpiece. Candles have calico shades and the centerpiece could take the shape of a real or artificial flower arranged In a pic turesque sunbonnet which depends by the string from the chandelier. In the way of amusements have a coolest in which the gentlemen hem strips d£ cotton goods, while the wo men writ© ten minute essays on the subject of cotton. Or let each lady draw a design on a cheap cotton doille, the outline to be embroidered in colors by her part ner. A spider contest with cotton tapes instead of cords is exciting. Either gifts or fortunes may be attached to the hidden ends of the tapes. Pudge making would be in accord with the informality oif the cotton func tion, and a quotation bee in which the players must give quotations or prov erbs on subjects named by the hostess might eke out the fun. Prizes for the games could take the form of cretonne covered photograph frames and pincushions, embroidered magazine covers, laundry bags and tewing reticule of flowered, chintz. Make boxes covered with bright cal ico for distributing the usual “wed ling cake” souvenirs. —Buffalo Cour ier. ENAMEL PORTRAITS AND CARICA TURES. At the Boston Galleries, writes a London correspondent, are seen Mrs. Whipple's enamels. They mostly take ;he form of personal ornaments, hough she has some pretty bonbon ieres among them. The lovely trans lucent colors and the bright gems and pearls used in their settings com bine to form very beautiful jewels, vhich can, nevertheless, be sold very cheaply, and this should enhance the popularity of the show. Colonel Whipple’s water-colors, which line the walls of the room, are rery freshly and rapidly painted with i precision and careful definition of detail which add to their charm. He is not afraid of introducing fig ires, and he is always careful that ais skies shall harmonize with the general tone of the scenery. His jketches of English cottage life are particularly characteristic. In the same room there are forci ple oil portraits by Mrs. Hamilton Johnstone, of which the paintings of ier husband and daughter are the aest. She has copied some Gainsbor oughs with less success. Mr. Rene Bull, the war correspond ent of “Black and White,” is showing i mixed collection of pen-and-ink car icatures and some wash drawings of scenes in the Boer war. DANGER TO DRESSES. That fiendish practice of a certain iype of male idiot, throwing away ighted matches and burning cigarette stumps in street cars and other pub lic places is fraught with danger for women in summer. A woman’s light Himmer dress and a smouldering cig arette are as bad a combination as a lace curtain and a lighted gas jet. As women are always, by the nature of their garments, more likely than men to catch fire, they ought to have firmly fixed in their minds what to 3o in that emergency. After one’s tkirt Is blazing is a bad time Ifor mak ing up one's mind what to do. The thing to do is to lie down and roll. It is all very well to scream for help, hut that can be done simul taneously with the rolling. If a wrap Is handy, that is a great help, but It ia madness to rush about looking for tW. The motion fans the flames, and when the person is in an upright position it takes only a moment for them to reach the face. The differ ence 'between the horizontal and the perpendicular In such a case is dem onstrated by lighting two matches and holding them in the two positions. The perpendicular match is gone while the other is smouldering.—New York Tribune. PENALTY FOR BEING LATE. Because of the growing tendency of a certain class of the community to arrive in theatres late, interest will be felt here In the plan started in a London playhouse whereby persons who arrive after the curtain has risen are excluded from the auditorium un til the end of the first act It is not anew reform, for it was the rule in one New York theatre for several years. The princfpal offenders on bcAh sides of the water, it is neces sary to admit, are women. Unfeel ing 'persons have been known to inti mate that the late arrival oif the of fenders was duo to a desire to show costumes. Others, who thtoJa they know the intricacies of the fern laine mind, have alleged that it was due entirely to an inherent desire to procrastinate. Those whose attention was distracted by the late comers did not care a rap for the cause. It has been observed, however, that the wo men who arrive at the London play house late are growing fewer and promptness to a desire on their part fewer. On© Observer ascribes their leave dinners where the oonversattV to use the new rules as an excuse u has reached the tpoint of stupidity.— WIVES WHO NEVER SPEAK. The Oorean woman who speaks or even nods on her wedding day im mediately becomes an object of ridi cule and loses caste. Neither threat nor prayer must move her, for the whole household is ever on the alert to catch a single muttered sylable. Her period of silence often lasts for a week or more, and when complete silence is broken she only uses her tongue for the most necessary uses. Some sixty years ago a native of Pennsylvania undertook Ifor a wager of £3O, to remain mute for the first month of her marriage. Her husband, not being in the secret, left her, only to return later, when he was apprised of the real reason of her silence. A Brussels couple named Dupont quarrelled so bitterly on their wed ding day that the wife vowed that her husband should never hear her voico again. Hds entreaties went for noth ing, and to her dying day she kept to the letter of her oath. A Bnmn woman, whose husband was In hiding from the authorities. Inadvertently betrayed his * where abouts to a police spy. Asa result, the man was taken and received a term of imprisonment. So much did she take to heart this misfortune, brought about by her gossip, that she resolved to remain mute to the end of her life. —Tit-Bits. LIGHTHOUSE KEEPER FOR 50 YEARS. Ida Lewis, better kaewn through out the United States as the Grace Darling of America, quietly observed the fiftieth anniversary of her connec tion with the Lime Rock Lighthouse In Newport Harbor. Just hallf a cen tury ago Miss Lewis went to the light house to assist her father, who was the keeper. He became paralytic and the daughter attended to the work. After his death Miss Lewis, on ac count of her great work in saving lives from death by drowning, was made keeper of the lighthouse by a special act of congress. As it will require another act of congress to depose her, she will probably be con nected with the light until her death. During her fifty years at the light house Miss Lewis has saved eighteen persons from death by drowning. Five of the persons rescued were soldiers stationed at Fort Adams. Miss Lewis has been honored by President Grant, General Sherman and Admiral Dewey and thousands of persons from all parts of the country have \isited Lime Rock Lighthouse Ifor the solo purpose of seeing Its heroic keeper. Medals and trophies of all kinds have been awarded her for her deeds of bravery. Miss Lewis is a native of Newport and is about sevcnty-fivo years of age. —Newport dispatch to thf Boston Transcript. PATTI AND THE WASP. One of Mr. Santley’s most amusing experiences occurred at Brecon about four years ago, when he assisted Mme. Patti in giving a concert in aid of the local hospital. The prima don na appeared with Mr. Santley in a duet. The vocalists had just recom menced singing, when the baritone (burst out laughing and left the plat form. His companion almost imme diately (followed, although she at tempted to continue. In response to loud cheers, Mme. Patti returned and said: “The cause of all this merri ment is that a wasp has been trying to get into my mouth and wo could not go on.” —Tit-Bits. IDEAS OF ECONOMY. A man’s idea of economy is to buy what he wants when he has the money and go without it when money is lack ing. He does not believe in substi tutes. His creed is sensible at all events. Some women have spells of thrift, or what they regard as such, and during those times they positively waste money because they look foi for cheapness. Wearing quality is the first consideration and when that is overlooked there is no economy.— New York Journal. THE WORLD'S PUNISHMENT. They were watching a mother slap a crying child, drag her from the fire escape and set her down so hard on the floor that if she had been glass she would have broken. She sat there and cried some more. “I don’t see why she does that, sighed the woman; “if she will only let her alone she will cry and all she wants to from the slaps of the world. —New York Press. FASHION NOTES. fk There is apparent a decided t ency toward the semi-tailored rather than the strictly tailored costume. Turn down linen collars and cuffs with very narrow fluted frills in white or color finishing the edges are popu lar. Beautiful new mohairs in browns, greens or grays mixed with white, are shown in expensive qualities of re markable softness and will make most desirable costumes for traveling and other hard wear. A majority of the new hats appear to be of modified mushroom or cloche sApe, and many of the French models have loops and ends of ribbon falling to the shoulders or below in the back. Exquisite wistaria arranged in plume fashion trims some of the new French hats most effectively. Many sprays are used to carry out the idea, the flower plumes attain a cost quite to that of ostrich plumes, —■