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MARCH OF MEM.
.1,1 Ahat nAv His rain. 7 row, nml the tear, t, . , i .Inpsrted year; i b , I, riltd tonrnt the slfrlis 1 Ji.i t! nik you: would yon bs as wise, ''is h-l k'ful, or hi strong? ,' knu onM Iny the burden clown fliitt 1 own your hnnrt nt whiles, ! fen everythliiBthnt w" frown itin I live life of smiles; I Uinrpv M a chllil sifitln, An tr.. from thoughts of earn "ill.) yon sppesr to other meu tors 'noble or more fnlr? ''lino! n man should do bis part vut) curry nu m iur., ''j , lu'.'e.l to nlmro with svery heart fnii roOKlmess of the roml: l.. i.i ttilnklnir overmu n to ttilnklnir ovwriiiuOil . .mil irrlnfH behind. l,it Kind to bn In fullot touoU l frith nil hi" hnimm NJntl. 0 5lii". B. Uuxton, lu Harper's Weokly. 1 ioosooaooooccoocooooooop If ENGINEER. "I By C. Y. Maltland. 8 ie ,f . O ol b C 330300000000000000000 10" L 1 Ti T) TT Tl a inn miaht marry n worso man, Ove Iju. Indeed, in my mind, you might ro a long way before you found a better." Evelyn Archer tossed her head, and gave a long, sharp Blanco at EX&ffl mm to tan of whom thoy were speaking, osifshowed, muanwliile, a gleam uf i y teoth, in a doubtful smile, net wan stondiug on the platform nnimsy railroad station, dressed for tluOrneyj, in a neat, stylish, rich lie r " e :Je matt indicated was Dick liar isu, and he was on a locomotive, ill ifotigh, smoke-bogrimod suit, with mtes rolled up, to show brawny sicX a hot tossed back, revea'.iug his , curling hair, nud a. stroug, it t'cut, smut-stained face; his head a iont forward and his ears await ikkne signal for starting, s U one would have wondered then i njvelyu Archer. She was so ex wiling!y dainty and beautiful; he so b idfully coarse aud dirty." And t. ifooe, Dare, in his Sunday clothes, itiniis face as clean as other men's, Evelyn to marry him. She did otlifiy "No'." severely. Sho could ior (with! JJare standing, so strong lort'liaiulsome, before her, and his lent Jug, aamost eyes on her face, let 1 old him, with all the geutle ) Aiof tier nature, that she had tcbiijl him but a little while; that she diaifio young, us yet, to think of lov jny one; that she was quite sure il made n mistake in caring for rott''4ind many more such simple yet a';icnnt words, which made him ' I'tBtanil that he was rejeotod. csi was going homo now with Kate mJ 'L her cunni. coc Merrill, Kate's lover, who knew Je Well,.: was pleading his cause. ptiu.Ju ihink that he is not good Bol& fot you, Kvelyn," said Will. dest tUjit precisely, but I am snro 3t "bt to tin (1 a husband a liUlo PPKI in the social scale than an en 1 'H 1 cau't get over it. I liko lue tl think him flue looking; but a se8'wHo ; has pride or ambiUou will ;uorcod along through lifo looking te ctcUitouey-swocp." itora:4ue day you will find him out tppe'ay ltu may do something to sur- f- jibe would ouly do something dull ift'baps I might liko him a lit- , a'ju8lle(1 Ev'y"- the nit! ou wi" not forEet an( I have told you?" ' thefr" rs th bfll rang just then, and ;or jl)fttcrit and took their seats, and is art's""1 tia'u 'ott 8Ue lla qui'e for ila inj1'- t im;f should bhe not? Ghe oauld 80(1, jl tha heat of the locomotive, or s at lit of dust and cinders in her their Hhe was clean and cool, and ir lufiot have a thought but of pleas whofct then. Inbs h they rode, eating their dainty mall f i reading the clean-paged id eiKvlhey had brought along; buy i IjiuJicu. cluster of pond lilies at a 1 pecij gating out on the varied, At riovig panorama of towns, vil two felH country and shadowy for a wliojl chatting, laughiug and feel aun t' "hould all who have youth and t tlieiifli uad not a care on earth per esco'sappy. if it b! journey ended in good time, 1 to-iil1 frfiNli and unwearied the two oago llepptd out on the platform, and or..the carriage which was to do-m tliBbi to Kate's home, aadgeion was in the way, and as AssyH stepped aside, a voice said: from yoi Miss Archer?" it U0tooitei down for the sound lie My came up aud saw a smnll isigniiide her, holding a bouquet of I'm Miss Archer," she re' lignifi ): ,o it bl lniin Qnds hi o on the engino told mo to von ' nnul f Iia l.r.w iuiuui. jiuii.oii, oui mere was uo man r iucKJooomotive just then, ao she 0 ciu'Bin, and suid: its to j Liiu I thank him." 11, wb'ihejiurriod away after Kate, uaiH';tli;it he might make his appear ig otf bd thus compel her to speuk to ilitaun ,rm to icrf was no dauger. Dare was 1 eye. v-i-quite uear eno ich to see o-lis jed lingers close over the flow the J the smile upon her lips, and that fl nothing more. He was too t repr lot her see him just then, so P not have harbored a fear. -urrifvu5 wa" vey little account ilAurallf" rcller, for she had scores nA wlit Iheywerooll sorts good, wu soul Id uf '"""'"""'i 8na aia ana in.aV.u i. . that tM" or bMk little tl-0"ble. hintf"ufwe11' if u bad been any juibiut ooml ot tbe ' in tbe world, or she had ii liim dressed ui and nrik. for I .y liandsomo. she would have iiing about him, but as it was ed the as om leug1 ndle. lombsi ' Biado her, to say the least, "luyfortablo. :vlyn!" u,what Kalo said to Evolyn, .ill lulla.. 1?....l.. 1 ose, n,t? ny and exoited voices. 111, 7 . "leamast room. 1 la r umij ;eneri p im ii r has been su0U drendful d than "a 1)ttre Harrington--poor on oi" utootb agtou " Evelyn's pai tad aud then the words froee upon her lips. "Ho stood by his eugiue to the last. They ny he might have savod his own life if be would, but he stood at his post and died there. "No, he didn't!" put in Will Merrill. "He stood at his post like a hero, and he is jammed into a jolly, but he isn't dead." Then Evelyn found strength to gasp: "Whore is he?" In a little while, wilhont clearly knowing how or why, slio bad crossed the long station, which bad been trans formed into a hospital, aud was stand ing by wrecked and broken Dare Harrington. They said ho would die; but, in epite of that, they hacked away at him and deprived liim of one arm, and finally left liim spliuterod and bound and bandaged from head to foot, and Evelyn took up her place beside him, and raved at everybody who proposed taking him away. Then for days sho beard of nothing but his death, which might nt any moment be expected, and she lived iu a statu of horrible expectation. But ho could not die; lifo was very strong and iu high favor with him, uud ho clung to it, and fairly drove dentil bank. In the md, one day he woke to con sciousness, and found Evelyn Archer sittiug near him, reading, and looking almost as white as the oue hand which lay helplessly on the coverlet before him. TLcn by decrees ho came to know that sho never loft him, and that all the tender attentions which ho re ceived and which he so loved, Men from her hands. After awhile he spoke to her, and had tho supremo pleasure of seeing her turn white and burst into tears, and cliiRp her hands as though all the nappiness on earth bad suddenly fallen upon her. "I shall get well, after all, he said, one day. "Then what can I do?" "They say," she said, "that tho company will do wonders for you, be cause yon were bo brave and tine." "I cannot go ou the engine again. Well, you did not like the engine, did you?" "No I" Aud Erelyu looked ashamed other- scir. "I wonld have left it, if I had thought it could have made any dif ference to yon, but I knew you could not fancy me." "Dare!" "Evelynl" "I suppoRO I have a right to change my own mind on a subject if I choose?" "Well, have yon changed your mind toward mo?" "Yes; you know I have." And he declared that he wouldn't mind being jammed up again, if the result could possibly be us satisfac tory. And Evolyn would not mind if her hnsbaud worked in a conl-miue, or the blackest place ou earth, for she learned how good and true a man he was, which is, or should be, a better knowledge than anything ou earth to every true, sensible woman! Httiily uf Clmriuiler. "I always like to be on good terms with asubject for whom I ain making a bust," said a prominent sculptor of Washington recently. "The fact is an artist, iu order to securo tho highest possibility iu portraying the features of a subject, must study his character as well as the mere formation of his features. He should know the 'man' as well as the 'clay.' If the artist holds n subject in contempt, or de pises him, hit feeling will be sure to llnd expression in his work. If prop orly exercised the power of showing character on a face, which the casual observer would not see there, is justi lied and cannot bo said to be untrue to nature. "For instance, I have fonnd Hues of character after conversing with a subject which I could not see when ho at iirst entered my studio. A face is a very delicate thing to study, and its lines are no more nor loss than a re flex of the mind that controls it. Eveu the man who expresses pride in his own self-control and on the fact that hie taoe tells no tales will show that phase of power, it he really possesses it, and his expression is very different from that of the man who is expres sionless, because he has no emotion to oouoeal." Washington Star. Bolillnr LUe on Trnuafiort- No effort is spared for the comfort of the soldiers on a transport. Each man has his own bunk, consisting of a canvas mattress, or sheet fastoned to gas pipes, and so stretched that it in au comfortablo as a spring bod. These bunks are put up in three tiers, one above another, and are so ar ranged that they etui be taken down during the day aud the cauvas washed or aired, while the spnoe can bo used for exorcise. Theru is one deck for eating and exercising. The meals are served upon swinging tables, which are let down from tho ceiling and drawn up betwoeu meals. Iu fact, cot an inch of room is wasted, aud the meu have ample space for drill and play. Each ship has a reading room, which contains au organ aud other musical instruments, and is supplied with books aud papers, and especially with song boons for use ill religions services. Tho reading matter and musio are not furnished by tho Gov ernment, however, but are a gift of the ladir.s of the Army and Navy League of the United States. In the new transport Logan the reading room is walled with glass. Frank G. Car penter, iu Washington Star. A Untitle Jiemlnlr, The up-to-date child has a way of entering into a conversatiou that is sometimos amusing and sometimes annoying. Ou a car not long ago the question of fare or no fare came up between tho conductor nud the mother of a little girl. "How old is she? the conductor asked. "Eive,"was the answer. "Why, no, uiamina, don't yon re member lam seven," tho discussed one interposed. In that case it was both amusing and auuoyiug, but not to the Baine persons. New York Buu. Htory With Mom), A dray horse's awkwardness never amuses auyoody as loug as he sticks to pulling a dray. Zancsville (Ohio) Courier, II Designs For Costumes That Have Bo II . come Popular in New York City (Speoial). There nro a great many blue cheviot and serge costumes to be seen just now. They BOniCR FOn KEKCIK COSTrMK. are not apparently intended for win ter wear, but yet the women are. in cluding them iu their winter outfits. The material is tho heavy weight of sorgo known as the storm serge, and is very well sponged and pressed, so that it cannot bo injured by wind or weather. The smartest of these cos tumes are made tip with the tight-fitting skirt with tho seam iu the back, but are not exaggerated in style, hav ing some fulness put in at the back. The coat is either a short basque coat or an Eton jacket, fits closely to the llgure when it is fastened, and has square rovers, and a collar that can bo LIGHT GltAV CLOTH. 8TKEET either turned up or turned down, and that is faced with dark blue silk. A very odd aud dainty touch is given to the garment by inside levers of blue velvet, trimmed with a fasoinatiug braid of blue aud silver. With this costume is worn a silk shirt waist of very dark blue with polka dots of whito, or a heliotrope satin with white polka dots also. These costumes are supposed to be worn ou mild days during the winter, aud will undoubt edly be the smurt thing for next spring. Aud a great variety of change can bo made iu them by substituting differ ent rercrs. The Newrit Htret Oowm. Tho newest street gowns show rovers that are faced with the velvet panne, as it is called, a most fascin atingly boautiful material, very much liko the velvet antique, but figured with diU'ereut desigus. A great many of the new skirts now designed to wear with the coats that have these fancy rovers aro severely plain, ex cepting in the lines of machine stitch ing or in the bias bapdn of cloth. In the (lonble-colnmu illustration the dress ou the lei t is a light gray cloth gown, with waistcoat of white lace fastened with rhiuestoue buttons. Ii overs are fueed with white satin and edged with machine stitching. The only trimming ou the gown are rows of machine etitohing. The costume in tho centre is a street gown of blue cloth trimmed with faucy braid. Culls, revers and muff are of blaek broadtail fur. The cout is fastened with hooks. On both coat and shirt are lines of uiacbiuo stitching. Tho figure on tho right depicts a silk and lace gown trimmed with belt and rosette ot black velvet ribbon. This gowu can be made of either white or black lace. The blouBO front is of white mousseliue de soie. Cronilailt lilue unit Aiitnmnlille Cronstadt bluo is one of the most beautiful tines iu which oloth dresses are being made. It is the tint of the sea when the sky is blue aud the sun brilliant. A sapphire aimetiraes achieves this glorious color, but is the Metropolis. more often too sombre or too pale, A ribbed cloth in vrontndt blue is trimmed with bands of velvet in n slightly deeper tine. The triple capo id in velvut, and tho high, flaring col lar is guipure over eronstadt. bluo Batin, with n deep hum of sable all round. Periwinklo holda its own among nil the new fchades. It suits tho fashionable hair, as no other color could, and almost iuvnriably one finds that with marigold hair the Moral trimming of hut or toqno is shaded hydrangea, periwinkle, pale mauve and softest rhododendron pink, deftly shading into each other. Automobile red is shown in ninny woolen goods, and sometimes it is dotted over with pea-spots, xnmetimes with irregnlnr squares in velvot of the fame s'jade, aud occasionally the velvet pattern is iu black or brown on a ground of tho automobile cloth. Thn Nrr ISmrnilrn, Tastel colors appear in thebroondes this season as well as in cloths. Last year the brocades were as flutintingly splendid as vivid colors conld make 1hem, but this uonsou misty, faint, delicate tones prodominnto iu tho handsomest pieces. For example, n pale gray brocaded silk has a desigu of ribbons, feathers and leaves nil en twined to form a garland which is twisted into oval medallions nt inter vals. This garland is iu satin a shado or two darker than tho pnlo pearl ground. In the medallions flower tu lips of palest lilac, rose and blue. Tho same design appears ia a white bro cade, the garland of pale rose and the tulipu of yellow nud mauve. Tho grounds of most of thn huudsomcst. brooades ore white or palest gray, and tho black satin design so much in favor last season is not soon iu tho new Bilks. I'opuliii' NHtlor .1 .it'll !. There nre few enthusiastic admirers of tho shapeless box rout, whoro there aro hundreds who prefer tho now care fully fitted tailor jackets of cloth with stitched rovers, Kaiser collar, and plain close sleeves. White Vflviit nu ii Triiniiilnc. Whito velvet will be used for tho crowns of fnr-trimined toques aud tur bans for tho winter. llnhity UrentifiiHt Jnrket. One of tho permanent fashions is QOWN. SILK AND L.Vja From Harper's Biiznr. the separato breakfast jacket multi plied by thousands and varied in stylo in every possible manner. Those made of French flannel seem to be the most popular. The flannel jacket calls for some very complicated neck dressing, creamy lace, chilTou, monsseline aud Liberty satin holding first favor among fashion's votaries. The most up to date of all the flan nel jackets this winter will be those of a creamy whito, very line French flan nel, the quality which sells fur 81 to 81.50 a yard. These flannels aro so fine aud soft as to resemble cashmero more than flannel, nud as they aro oapable of such an infiniteeiuiat amount of dainty garnishingR they will be much sought after by tho BREAKFAST JACKBT 01' KBRNOII FLANNEL women whose fad in extreme dainti ness and freshness. :l ll Mmkm W4mw HOME MFE UF THE BOERS AN INTERESTING DESCRIPTION OF THE WOMEN OF THE VELDTS. Lifo In the Tramtvsnl Is rlrlrrlilrll HIinpleTlie lloer Women Are (Jnntl Sliot Tlioy Teach Their Clillilren to Fear God anil llitte tlie Knicllali. To really know what a people nre one must know their home life. The Boers are probably less nnderstood than any other people who claim a na tional existence. Tint is partly duo to their isolation in tha great conti nent, Africa, a place far out of the beaton track of travel and unmolested by copy seeking journalists. It is also partly due to the cbaraoterof the peo ple themselves; there is nothing so much that the Boer desires as to be let alone. The average Boor homo W on a great farm where the homestead stands in the center, of a tract, of land often numbering a dozen miles. The near est neighbors are miles away and the family may not see them for weeks nt a tituo, except at the meeting house iu town, whero all go on Saturday to re main for the servico on Snudny. The Boer woman is very little like tho trim, handsome Dutchwomen of her ancestral Holland. She is seldom pretty. Her complexion is her prin cipal charm, and she guards this care fully whonevcr sho goes out. She is never seeu outdoors without a great poakod bonnet on her head, her visits to church being made behind an al most oriental scclnsion of veils. This is necessary to preserve the pink and white of her skin, for the climate wonld otherwise soon tan it to the color of sole leather. Her eyes are small and sot close together, and her features nro irrogular. Her cheek are broad and flat, and her hair is nut nrally light iu color, although time and weather soou bleach it from its early Btraw color. At a very early ago she losos all hor teeth, for she is con stantly chowing Bweet cake ami con fectionery. Her figure is thick aud almost waistless. While still a young womau she begins to grow fat, and by the time middle life is reached sho is often sonuwioldy that the ouly exer cise sho is able to take is to waddle cumbersomely from one armchair to another. Sho is clad iu a loose, soantily made gown devoid ot trim ming and apparently waistless. Tho day garments of the Boers are also their nightclothes, so the gown is generally wrinkled. The education of the women of the veldts is very dimple. The older ones, or at any rate many of them, are un able to read aud write, even among the better classes, but the younger people show au immense interest iu letters. There are no free schools and ouly the children of the well-to-do are able to attend the academies in tho towns, for heavy fees are charged all scholars. One reason why the Boer children are foud of their school and cry if they are compelled to stay at homo is because it is a break in tho monotony of the day. Life is dull iu the Trausvaal. Life tu tho Dutch republic is patri nrchically simple. The Boors until recently cared nothing about tho gold or diamonds with which their rich provinces were teemiug; they wished to live quietly and peaceably ou tuoir great fa.ms, raising sheep and goats and enough produce to supply their family's simple wauts. Wheu the vrouw wauts a new gown or mynherr a now pair of corduroy trousers or a high crowned hat, he gathers up some ostrich feathers from tho birds in the camps, or drives to market a few of his cattle and comes back amply sup plied with what clothing the family things it needs for the year. The life of the Boer housewife ot the hotter olass is almost colorless. Sho rises with the rest of the family at daylight, and, after a chapter from the iiiolo read by the male head of tho house, a basin aud towel are passod around to the members ot the family by one of the Kaflir maidservants. Each one dips a corner of the towel into the water and carelessly brushes it ovor his or her faoo. Then the hands aro dipped in the water aud dried and the basin and towel aro passed on to the next one. After this breakfast is served. When the meal is over, the house wife ensconces herself beside a little table in the window of the living room. A shining coffee urn stands ou the tablo ana from this the vrouw now and then fortifies herself with deep drafts of strong coffee drunk from queer, handloless cups. Should a guest drop in during the day he will bo served with ooflee aud sweet cakes, aud be tween meals coffee will be given to any member of the family who may want it. The children play about the vrouw aud the servants como iu and out to receive orders, but the honsewifo does not stir. At noon, when the sun shines down hot and bright ou kopje aud kar roo, doors aud windows aro closed and tho entire family retires for a noonday siesta. When the son has gone down, overy one goes to work again, although there is not much labor done by any of tho white people, the Kaffirs, Hottentots aud Zulus toil ing while the Boer or his wife or daughter directs them. The story that President Kruger's wifo does her own cooking is therofore a fiction. Like all pooplo who live iu southern latitudos, the Boers are lovers ot their ease aud consider it beneath thoir dig nity to do anything that one of tho black servants can do for them. Ouly two meals a day aro served. Dinner, which is put upon tho table in the evening, is the prinoipul oue. In their gardens there are plenty of vegetables, such as cabbages, cauli flowers, Indian corn, cuouuibers, pota toes and carrots. Iu tho orohards are all sorts of fruits and the vineyards are heavy with great bunehea of lus cious grapes. When the evening meal is over, the cattle are driven home to the kraals aud for awhile tho family may Bib out on the "stoop" or around the door watohiiig tho night come on, the southern cross and the stars shin ing with wonderful brilliancy in the dark blue of the tropical sky. When bedtime comes, tha watch dogs are turned loose and the family retires to its feather ouches. The houses are ono-storied, built of mud as a rule, and painted white or red. They are soon covered with luxuriant vinos, and aro, therefore, piotureiqno. They contain from four to six rooms, tho voorhuis or parlor being; of sued only on state days. The Wall, of all the rooms-are painted green or bluo or mauve, and the par lor ia hung with pictures representing scenes from the Bible. In the parlors of houses in the large towns one may now and then hear a piano or an organ, played by the daughters who have been away to school. The parlor in not remarkable for its luxury even in the best houses, wooden benches and tables aod a gorgeous family Bible being about all it contains. Some very modern folks have a largo photo graph album, but photographers are, as a rule, but little patronized. A folding door generally divides the parlor from the diuing room, which ii just behind it. On Snnday every family goes to c'auroh. If too far from town, worship is held in the parlor. All the Boers belong to the Dutch Keformel Church, and the mioistor, or predi kant, as they call him, is a more im portant person even than the rector in au English village. He settles dogmatically all mooted questions of morals, aud when any of his parishion ers depart from the straight and nar row pathway, as it is nnderstood in the Transvaal, he is hauled before the predikant and his elders and rouudly lectured for his failing. Tho groat social events of the Boer woinau's life aro the days when the predikant comes to dine with her fam ily at weddiugs, christening, conflr matious and the Naohtmaal. Thoso who cannot go to church every Sun day on account of the distance from town hitch up the six spans ot oxen to the white covorod wagon, and, laden with presents from the farm to be pre sented to the predikaut, go trundling over tho karroos and mountains to the nearest towu where they take com munion on Sunday in the church and afterward partake of a feast at their town houses, for nearly all the well-to-do Boers have towu houses and farm residences. Tho town houses are closed except at such times . u3 they drive iu to church, j Sometimes they have two country houses between which they divide thoir time, accord ing to the plentifulness of grass in ouo plaoe or tho other. Women and chil dren pile into the greut ox wagors in which they slocp aud live until thu new home is reached. The food ii cookod over an open lire which is kept lighted all night, for, while the days are warm, tho nights on the karroo are very cold. Beside this there is danger from the wild beast -t that roam over the louoly plains and from woudering bands of black banditti. To sloop thus uud or the starB with the wail of the plover and the howl of tho jackal in one's ears and the danger of death al ways at hand would try the nerves of a inun, but the Boer woman has no nerves. Indeed, she sleeps as soundly under the aky as in her feather bed under tho tin roof at home. She can shoot as well as tho men, aud it there were a night attack would probably shoulder her own guu and help driva back the marauders. Not alone un erring shots, but tino horsowomen a i woll, in the old days when there win strife between the blacks and tilt whites, parties of Boer womeu have ofteu alone and unaided defended thn laager, or fort, from the savages who expected to rind them easy prey. In tensely patriotic, they teach their children to love freedom, fear CJod uud hate the English. This is abouc thoir creed. Schooled in a rough school and with Dutch obstinacy in thoir blood, the Boer women will bo daugcrous cnomies to the all con quering Britains, for they will, like the Spartans of' old, oend their hus bands and brothers and sons nud sweethearts out to repel the invaders wilh the injunction, "With your shield or ou it." Trenton (N." J Amurican. A floitil 1'ttrrnt Htnrv. The dreadful story of the city mer chant's housekeeper who boiled tint priceless Dutch tulip bulb for th-t table lias its moderu parallel 1.1 tuj tragedy of the masted parrot which was enacted tho other day. The wife of a poor Government clerk, says u publication called Maiuly About Peo ple, had loug been yearniug for tho possession of a groan parrot. At last a line specimen was obtained for tho sum of Ufteeu dollars. It was to bs delivered during the morning, the purchaser requested.. And it came to pass that a new servant lass, from the depths of the country, opened the door to the parrot-delivering youth. She knew a barn-door fowl wheu sho saw it, but parrots had uot yet ap peared ou her horizon. Her mistrers was out; thoro was not a soul to instinct her in the code ofoithics as applied to parrots. "Is it for the table?" the "general" asked. "Without a doubt," was the wicked reply. Whereupon the parrot was at once dispatched, plucked, trussed and put into the oven. He was just turn ing a beautiful brown wheu the mis tress of tho establishment returned, and the same evening tho little ser vant from the country was back among the ducks aud drakes of her own village green, a sadder and wiser gill. Longex flight of Caiman Sliat. The longest distauoe ever covared by a cannon shot is said ti) be fifteen miles, but that probably was several miles withiu the possible limit, ac cording to Captain E. E, Zalinski, the retired army officer, who ranks among the highest authorities iu the world on munitions ot war. On tho point of possible range, Captain Zn liuski says: "Under exisliug condi tions, and with the guns, powder and projectiles available, I believe it pos sible tj tli-rt a shot to a distance eighteen miles. The distauce will b i greater wheu ft powder is produced that will exert a uniform' pressure on the gnu throu rhout tho course if t.u projectile from bravo'i to muzzle." Leprous Mother' Bitireme Lnvit. Logends iu India ruu that if a wom an stricken with leprosy suffers her self to bo buried alive the disouse will not descend to her childrou. There was iu the Northwest Prov. inces of India the wife of a gardener on whom the loathsome malady had fallen. Children were bore Vo her. I'he disease grew worse, vjue imnor- timed her husband to bury her alive. lie at last, yielding to hoi' prayers, summoned her son. The two dnnr the grave, aud four neighbors assisted at me sepulture. Ho the woman died. I bene facts were investigated iu lDsgistrate'i court and were proved. THE KLEPTOMANIACS. HOW THEY OPERATE IN SELECT SOCIETY. Pnrlola Artlnle of Tain from the Him of the WenlltiT reonllur Con ditions Koted In onieml Circle al tha National Cnpllnk B One of the leading Jewelers of tho capital was somewhat taken aback the other day by receiving from tho wife of a high official an order for half a dozen gold nails with a Jewel In the head of each and a dozen small gold chains. He Inquired the uses to which tho nails were to be put, when his patron Bald: "You ee, I have a number of very valuable objects of art. which, although they are very expensive, are very small and easily handled. - As the wife ot an official of the government I am obliged to open my house during the season to the constituents of my husband and the Washington curiosity seeking pub lic In general. On my reception day, therefore, my houso Is crowded with all sorts of people, and last winter I Buffered tho Iosb of Beveral of my most valuable treasures. I have long been trying to devlee some plan by which J can keep my objects of art outside of my cabinets and yet not have Ihor.i B(olen,'for that Is the only word I can use In regard to tho loss of my trjns urcs. I have concluded that I must either nail down aome of the hrlc-a-brac or chain It securely to tho table, and hence I am going to try this rem edy. That Is why I want these nails and chains." This woman'e predic ament is not an unusual one In Wash ington ofllclal circles. Tho klepto maniacs who commit the most aggra vating depredations are for tho most part well known leaders In society. Last winter social circles In Washington-, were greatly bewildered and shocked by the doings of one of tho best-known women In ofllclal circles. A number of hostesses began to miss valuable dollies from their dinner tablca after they had given lunches or dinners, and finally several of them got together and compared notes, and suspicion fell upon one of the women who had been the guest at luncheons given by those gathered at the conference. Finally the wife of a prominent diplomat de termined to stop the raid upon tha dollies, and at the next luncheon she seated the suspected kleptomaniac next to her. When the dollies were brought on she watched her guest and discov ered that the latter laid her dolly on the table, and, carelessly dropping her handkerchief over It, picked up both. Tho hostess, in a most charming man ner, turned to her guest and said: "Pardon me, my dear Mrs. , but I am afraid you have my most exquisite dolly in your handkerchief. It la so flno I am afraid It will be crushed, and therefore call your attention to your Inadvertenco In taking it up with your handkerchief." The guest was not In thn least abashed, and, with a laugh, she shook out her handkerchief, and the doily fell back on the table, whore upon she exclaimed: "Why, dear me, so I have! How very careless of mo!" There were significant glances all around the table, but no more dollies were lost during that season. Milan intends to Lsve a world' fair iu 1001 by way of celebrating the. completion of the Simplon tunnel. Oue plan is to have the epositioA in four cities, giving the industrial sec tion to Milan, the agricultural t Florenoo, modern art to Venice, ami kucient and uoclesiastio art to Home. 1ARKETS I4I.TIMOHB. dtiAiv rri. FIOtTTIraltn. Hist Putt !it "' TMirU Ot4 Kxtra 4 S.1 WliKAT Ko. 2Ite,l r.l OHN o. a White 41 Ii ( ts Southern A l'ouii... ts at-;.; IIYE No. 3 Ill HAY Choice Timothy.. 13 SO 14( 0 flood to l'r.-ne IU 01 IS GO FTIIAW live 111 ear Ids.. MOO iaO Wheat Jtlncks C 00 II .'( Oat Blooki N OJ 1) t J cankkd noons. TOMATOES Stud. Na 1 . 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