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NEW YORK FASHIONS,
Designs For Costumes That Have Be
come Popular in the Metropolis.
ttiv Yojvk Citt' (Special). What
nearly every woman aspire to own for
lier winter wearing is a directoire tnado
wholly of relvet, its wide upturned
.rounding brim faced witb white waved
la. nr.r.tR eldorado.
ehiQon, and the crowning glory of it a
rbinestone sunburst set aside at the
base of the brim, where it flares up
irom the face.
The sunburst is really the corner
etone round whioh the properly de
nigned directoire is built, and aside
from its virtues as an ornament it
nerves the noble purpose of bracing
back the brim so that it forms the
proper sort of arch above the face.
Whether the crown of her directoire
rakes exaggeratedly forward or not,
whether the whole hat itsolf is com
posed of velvet that is of the common
place weave, or that variety known as
antique, are almost unimportant de
tails of the woman who has staked all
her claims to beauty ou her strings.
The directoire that is a force in the
millinery realms always has strings,
as a small sancer. This depends from
a massive chain, which is wound twice
round the neck, and is allowed to
hang almost to the waist. Tho
enamelling is chaste nnd delicate in
coloring, and in workmanship these
charms approach the Italian style, in
whioh the Itomau gold Bnd silver
smith follow their craft. In all jewelry
the tendency is toward the massive
Italian style, while tho lighter French
settings aro relegated to the back
ground. Tim Newent Feminine Fancy.
"The newent thing to wear is a sot
of bags hanging from your belt, made
of the same matcrinl as your tailor
made suit," writes Edith Lawrence iu
the Ladies' Home Journal. "For in
stance, Gladys describes a set of three
to me which she had just made of the
Cheviot, a sort of raised stuff, such as
her gown was made of. One was for
her pocketbook, one for her card case
and one for her pocket handkerchief.
They wore different sizes and were
linod with silk. They were suspend
ed by narrow bands of cloth, which
were stitched on both sides aud stiff
ened." Fntrlilug Hitinll 11ores.
When a glove is too small and
splits, it is worse than useless to sew
up the rent; it must be patched. The
patch must be of kid of the same color.
Turn tlio part insido out, having
trimmed the holo round so that the
edges are evon, and, cut tho patch of
kid to the right size. Then, with fine
needle and cotton, sew in the patch,
taking care only to take up the inside
of tho kid aud to keep the seam flat.
If this be done neatly, the glove will
be nearly as good as new.
raril Cnsea For Women.
The newest card cases are of fine
leather, with a jewel set iu the clasp
like the parent fastener on gloves, ex
cept that they clasp through a but
tonholo in order to show on the out
side. Genuine stones only are nsed
by the best dressed women. Often
the birth stone is chosen, although
the diamond, pink pearl and sapphire
are shown mostly in the best jewelry
BOEKS AS CAMPAIGNERS.
A PICTURE OF THE HARDY, WILY.
SHARPS HOOTING FARVERS.
bnt as you hold dear your hopes of
looking your best in your new winter
hat, don't invest in ribbon strings.
The most popular hat seen at the
recent horse show is the "La Belle
Eldorado," whioh style is often worn
by Mrs. John K. Drexel, Mrs. Joseph
Widener, Mrs. William E. Corter, of
Philadelphia, nnd other prominent
It is a flaring round turban in style,
worn off the face, and is usually of
able or chinchilla, with a huge choux
of velvet or tulle in front.
Three Fetching Coitumes.
Good-by to the porfoctly plain skirt.
The Paqnin plait, a siuglo box plait of
medium width running right down the
middle of the skirt's buck, and fastened
only at the waistband so that it flares
gracefully at the bem, is the hallmark
of all the newest dress skirts and most
acceptably. No woman of good taste
can but hail the eclipse of the plain
kirt with delight, and everybody must
realize the increase of comfort entailed
by the Paqnin plait. Gowns runy con
tinue to sweep the streets aud to wind
themselves inextricably abont the
wearers' heels, but so long as they do
not deprive her of the privilege of ait
ting down which is what the late un
larnauted plain skirt succeeded in do
ing she can forgive uinob.
in the large eugraviug three of the
most popular types of gowns, taken
from Harper's Uazur, are shown.
House or recoptiou gown is of white
cloth with lace applique at the bottom
oi the over-skirt. A tight-lltting waist
of cream guipure luoe, with short
jacket of tucked white tuffeta com
plete the costume.
The street gown is of green cloth
trimmed with bauds of machine stitch
ing and edged with black Persiun
lauili fur. Tho inside waist is of dui'k
The figured silk dinner gown is
trimmed with ru files and flounces of
pleated taffeta silk. Luce revers are
on tlie1 frout and back of waist, aud
bunds of lace insertion cntliue the rut
flea on the over-skirt.
Charms nnd Itetlt-ulttu.
Among trifles which enter largely
into dress calculations ia tuet,e iluys
of pocketless skirts are the purses aud
reticutes of moire, gold mesh or fancy
leather.' Huiart ones of mouse-gray
node or doeskin are covered with fine
ateel tracery and slung from the wrist
by a ohain of oiiased steul. Another
trifle which makes one's dress ac
count mount up bewilderingly is the
Jarjia enamelled roooco charm, as bits
Worda of the Prophet.
The prophet says:
That Bleeves are not so tight by any
meaus as they are going to be.
That the box plait means skirts
fuller and gradually more full.
That by spring draperies will bo in
That tho vogue of the bolero will
That for evening dress the most
fashionable materials will be-velvotia
combination with transparent stuffs.
Pockets Are Kvorywhere.
The pocket lurks in almost every
garment save the skirt.
The Meet Popular Bodice.
A novel neck arrangement in tho
chief feature of the bodice pictured in
the accompanying ent from the New
York Bun. The throat is open both
back and front and there is no attempt
at finish beyond the narrow, flat lines
of embroidery banding the shoulders
and beading the blouse part of tho
corsage both buok and front. Black
lisse embroidered in gold and mounted
upon black satin are the materials em-
NOVlik NKOK AItIU.SOr.MBNT.
ployed; the embroidery is gold thread
npou black satin ribbon. Tho double
curviug bands holding tho bodice fill
uess in place upon tho shoulders is A
noteworthy detail. The sleeves ore
lined and have caplike epaulet of
the embroidered liBse edged with
black Uee. Laoo frills are at tho
They Never Lone Their needs ami There
fore a ltuiit I Impomllilc Rin of
Their Kent of Merkmimnnlilp Their
Two ((rent Allien, Famine anil tire.
There are no bands in the lioer
The farmer soldiers of the two re
publics make or receive charges in
silence, their minds intent upou aim
and upon strategy. If it is a chavgo,
they advance in a scattered nud what
seems to be a confused manner. In
reality it is only the lioers' natural
order, iu which they fight best. A
retreat looks like a rout because ench
man tries to save himself as quickly
as possible. A rout is almost im
possible because the fanners do not
understand how to "loso their heads. "
They scatter, and when n place of
safety has been reached come together
again as if nothing had happened.
While they have no martial music
in the ordinary sense, they have mar
tial music of a most impressive kind
iu the extraordinary sense.
Ench night before "turning in" and
ench morning before breakfast, and
ulso before going into battle if there
is opportunity, the entire army, with
hemls uncovered, joins iu singing
"Old Hundred." Each note is pro
longed six beats and the effect is
solemn nnd even awful, so much of
resolution, of stei n nnd relentless re
solve do they put into the singing.
Tho two strongest points about this
practically uninformed and struiiLoly
organize 1 lioer army are both indi
vidual the individual ability of a
lioer at strategy and his individual
ability as a sharpshooter.
The favorite topio of conversation
among the lioers has always been how
best to meet the British when they
come to destroy the republics, how to
light the great defensive war which
every Boor has felt sure would in
evitably come. The plans that ore
being carried out, and will be
carried out, are the result of
years upon years of study of the
situution by tbe burghers of alt ranks,
consulting together upon the stoops
of their thatched houses of eveuiugs.
The Boer is a natural strategist, wily,
crafty, hard to corner, quick to seize
the slightest advantage, quick to see
advantage where even trained soldiers
of other nations would fail to see it.
It is a mistake to suppose that tho
Boers have deteriorated iu marksman
ship. The English have got that im
pression from a superficial obsorva
tiou of the Boers of the large towns.
The villagers and farmers are as sure
of shot as of old. With a smoothbore
gnu a Boer shot Kir George W. Colley
through the head in the Majuba Hill
right at 1400 yards. With one of tho
new guns Gen. Hymons was shot iu
the Boers' new target the stomnch
at a fur longer range. I have seen ft
girl bring down a bird ou the wing at
If Kir BedversBuller shows himself
at 4000 yards his fate is hardly doubt
ful. For the Boers ure now armed
with the sporting Mannlicher and they
cau, with their knowledge of air cur
rents, hit a small object almost every
time at 4500 yards.
President Kruger has been buying
these arms iu large quantities ever
since the Jameson raid and the prac
tical failure of the British to punish the
raiders. General Joubert took me into a
storehouse nt Pretoria fllle I with
thousands of these rifles. "Isn't it a
beauty?" he said, picking up one of
them aud putting it affectionately.
"At twenty yards itwill shoot through
fifty inches of pine."
The Mannlicher bullet travels with
a velocity of 2000 feet per secoud. At
4000 yards it will pierce two inches of
solid nsh and three inches of pine. At
1000 the bullet, if it does not flatten,
will bore a hole right through a bone
without splitting. This rifle has u
barrel 30 inches long and weighs
eight pounds. Its calibre is 30. It
is hair triggered, bus a pistol grip,
aud the Boer carries it slung over his
shoulder by a strap.
If the British try to go up into the
republics by way of Natal they must
traverse the Drakensburg mountains,
the only great range in Houth Africa.
The peaks of these mountains rise as
high as 11,000 feet. The way through
the range is a tortuous course along
steep cliffs aud above yawning preci
pices. Every few hundred yards there
is an impreguable position. The evap
oration of the lowlands condenses there
nud gives plenty of water for a force
intreuched high among the rocks.
Folate, too is plentiful. A few men
can hold out indefinitely, aud unless
the British take heavy artillery with
them an almost impossible feat a
few hundred men can almost destroy
a great army.
Once the British gain the almost
level and almost open "veld," over
which two republics spread, tbe Boers
have left two typical allies fumiue
Water in South Africa is often as
precious as gold, nnd sometimes in
finitely more precious. Every year
witnesses a terrible drought in some
part. One may journey 100 miles on
the "Karoo" and never find a drop of
water. In Johannesburg the writer
was glad to pay 24 cents for a quart.
Nearly the whole city was drinking
bottled aud imported mineral waters
nt the time.
Kcurcity of water is the curse of
that country. Every farmer main
tains a roHorvoir, but even tbee give
out. The.'e are only two or three
large, rivers iu the whole country, and
in the dry season even they degener
ate into shallow pools. These are
called pnns and serve to quench the
thirst of wild animals. The Trans
vaul aud Free State are high plateaus
that the suu bukes to a crisp and
where the water evuporutes as it falls.
The Boors, however, being thor
oughly acquainted with tho country,
have a knowledge of the formation of
the rocks and plants and know where
to dig down a few feet nnd get water.
In this way a commando can always
secure enough water to make coffee -their
only driuk. With coffee, bilto-g
and mealies the Boer cau campaign
Coffee bo drinks four times a day
nud so hot that if "thrown on a dog
it will take off his hair." Biltou; is
a strip of meat, bu'l'alo.ox, hartbeeste,
dried in the wind or the sun. Jt seems
to have peculiar nourishing proper
ties. Mealies is like our Indian corn.
The Boer starts oft" on a month's hunt
ing trip with a knapsack full of these
commodities and gets stronger every
dny. Tommy Atkins or any other
European soldier cannot do it,
Beforo the English can reach Pre
toria they must tight over a distance
as great as that from New York to
Now Orleans. There will be no for
age, no water, and tho Boers will
harass them by day and by night.
Tho other great physical ally of the
Boors is the prairie lire.
Nearly the whole Houth African plat
enu is covered with a long, slender
grass, which, under the fierce sun, is
often dry as tinder. Nothing can live in
a veld fire, and in its passage it leaves
n desert. Under the cover of the
smoke that arises the Boers cau util
ize that strategy for which they nre
famous, New York Herald.
THE NEW HAT.
Air. Meekly (lot the One lie Wnntrri
After A Ncvere Ordeal.
Mr. Meekly was going to purchase
a new hat, and Mrs. Meekly was going
with him to assist in sehcting it. Hie
had expressed great dissatisfaction
with various articles of wearing up
parol bought,by her husband recently,
and intimated that he didn't take pains
and time enough iu his shopping.
"You men are always making fun of
us women," said she, "aud sneering
about our getting samples nud such
things, but we wait until we see just
what we want, and then buy it. You
rush in aud take tho first thing that
the salesman shows you, no matter
what it is. Now I'm going with you
this time, to show you how to buy
"You're not going to ask for sn'nples
of the different styles of hats, are you,
Henrettu?" inquired lrer husband, anx
iously; but Mrs. Meekly scornfully
refused to answer.
They entered the store, where the
salesman looked at Mr. Meekly's cra
nium with the eye of ou expert, nnd
then produced a hat which he declared
to be exactly suited to his customer's
type of head.
Mr. Meekly tried it ou, nnd said he
"liked the looks of it pretty well,"
but his better half put it aside with
"The idea! That's just like yon,
Marmaduke. That hat makes you look
about a hundred. Show us some
thing bIhc. "
The salesman showed them very
muny "somethings," and Mr. Meekly
tried ou one shape after the other
whilo his wife pounced on each like n
king-Usher ou a minnow. One.iu her
estimation, made him look like a
"couutrymnu;" another "tipped too
far for wurd"and "showed his bald spot"
too much; the nextoue cnmedowuovei
his ears so that he "looked the per
fect image of the man that sells lead
pencils ou the corner."
Mr. Meekly bore the ordeal patient
ly until Iris wife exclaimed that the
latest experiment made hini look like
a "jail-bird," wuou he ventured to
"Perhaps we had better not try
on any more now, Henrietta. I'm
degenerating so fast that I'm afraid I
shall be arrested when we got on the
street again. Don't you think w e had
better try somowhere else?
"Nonsense!" said the irate Mrs.M.
"There must be a hat somewhere in
this store to tit you nnd become you.
If I was a sulesinau I could find it, I
know! I believe I can ns it is.
There!" grabbing a lint from tho pile
ou the counter "that looks more like
what you ought to have than airy I've
seen yet. Try it ou." '
Mr. Meekly tried it on as directed,
and his wife looked him over critically.
"There!" she said uguin. "I knew
there was n hat in this store for you,
if any one had sense enough to find
it. Don't you think that's the best
looking hat you've had ou?"
"Yes, I do," was the answer.
"Ho do I. Wrap it up, youug mar-.."
And it was wrapped up accordingly.
When they got out on the street Mrs.
Meekly said, in tones of triumph:
"You've goto becoming bat at last,
thanks to me. Now haven't you?"
"Yes," answered her husband calm
ly. "I like it. But then I liked it
before. This is the hat I tried on
first." Joe Liucoln, iu Harper's
It is a distinguishing feature ot
most African rivers that they contain
no water for nt least eight months ol
the year. It is true that water can
almost ulways be found in u river bed
by digging for it, but in outward ap
pearance a river is usually a broad
belt of sand lying between" high nnd
precipitous banks. Many and many
a couch has been upset iu one of these
drifts, as they are called. The de
scout is always steep, frequently so
steep that the brakes cannot hold the
They stm t going down at n crawl,
and then the couch gathers way and
goes on with a rush, the ninlos are
driven into a heap anyhow, and one
wonders thut they do "not get their
legs broken;' but" they usually land
all right, while the coach, practically
unmanageable, goes down like a sort
of toboggan, jumping from stone to
stone, aud swaying like a ship iu a
sudden squall, a ml may or may not
arrive right side uppermost at the
bottom. In fact, the passenger who
has gathered his ideas of coaching
from a trip to Brighton or a drive to
Virginia Water, liuds that he has u
lot to learn ubout the subject when he
gets to Houth Africa. Ktill, on the
whole, it was wouderiul how few ac
cidents did oceur.nnd if one considers
that the coaches ran night and day,
and that heu there was no moon it
would sometimes be too dark to see
the mules from off the couch, it re
flects great credit on the drivers. The
I't'oHHlc Modernity. ,
Komanco and chivalry are not what
they were, nlus! Once, the hero,
having rescued the maiden from the
tower, paused in his flight to exclaim:
"Hurk! Tho hoof-beats of pur
suers!" But now
"Hinell! The odor of my father's
It is terrible, this sordid utilitarian
ism! Detroit Jouruul.
A beggars' trust is reported iu New
York City. One uiuu controls forty
mendicants, fuedn, clothes nud cares
for them, and handles their daily col
FOR THE HOUSEWIVES.
Dealgns on Table I.lnen.
The dainty housekeeper pays much
attention to her table linen. If she
can afford it she orJers her tablecloths
and napkins woven especially for her
in some Unique, chosou design. Often,
howevor, she contents herself with a
conventional pattern iu stock when
she finds out the expense of the proc
ess. Hpecial machinery must be
mnde, and that is no ti if! o. It must
be kept in repair, nnd that Is n neces
sary consideration. Generally it is a
coat-of-arms Mint she wishes woven
into her linen, although patriotic sen
timents have been known to demand
some original designs in table linen.
The 1'rrnltenliie; of T.nre.
When black lace has lost its fresh
ness, says a woman who looks careful
ly after the details of her own ward
robe, wash it first in lukewarm water
and a little melted soap. Then pre
pare a deep blno water, and mix with
gum arubic. Tho usual proportion is
one tablespoonful of gum arabic to a
pint of the water. Dip tbe lace in
this mixture, squeeze lightly with the
hands, and then pin the lnce out on a
clean piece of muslin to dry. When
nearly dry iron on the wrong side.
Another method is to dip the lnce
in a mixture of milk and water, squeeze
well, then iron with a sheet of tissue
paper over it. Black veils cau be
freshened in tho same way as black
mirror In the Oiling.
Formerly, when a young woman sat
with eyes uplifted and an expression
of spiritual serenity oTi her counten
ance while she discussed such impor
tant subjects as the composition of
sandwiches or the last new cotillon
figure, it meant that she was fully
alive to. the attractions of tho up
turedeyes pose and that she had found
it effective by more or less incessunt
prnctice. Now it menus that she is
aware that carefully inserted iu the
ceiling of her don is a mirror which
reflects her graceful positions, her
dreamy eyes and tho expressions vis-a-vis
when he turus to regain his lost
The mirror is now a needed comple
tion to the draperies, the sanctuary
lamps, rosaries, Malay creeses, cush
ions aud the imiumeiable other things
of the most charming aud popular
nook in the houso.
Clutter places are an abomination
to a neat housekeeper. Do not allow
refuse of any kind to accumulate.
Even old tin cans moy become the
source of mould and docoy, and thus
be a menace to health. The danger
lies iu the fact that they nre generally
neglected after being opened, and
remnants of their contents are left to
generate mould and impurities. The
best wny to dispose of old tin enns is
to put them iu the nsh pail, where tbey
will be purified by the ashes, aud cau
be thrown away with them. If you
wish to save these cans to paint for
flower pots, wash them out at once
and dry them. Old leather nud any
animal matter like old woolen can lie
buried with lime and soda, and will
soon form valuable fertilizer. There
is a pluce for everything in n well
ordered house, nud there need be no
dangerous clutter places if everything
is put to use. Take special tare of
anything which will engender mould.
If you have not time to put this to
the proper use by burying it, burn it
where the odor will not offend the
nostrils, nud use the ashes for a fer
tilizer. No place makes a more dan
gerous clutter place than the. cellar.
Here mould niTd impure germs grow
very rapidly ij the damp, cold air.
Physicians believe they huve traced
cases of diphtheria to apples sto ed
in such a cellar and handled by chil
dren. New York Tribune
Veal Salnd Cut cold roust or boiled
veal into dice aud for ench cupful of
the meat allow one cupful of tiuy
sliced celery, season with pepper ami
salt, mix lightly with salad dressing
and serve ou crisp lettuce leaves.
Silver Cake Cream together thor
oughly one-half cuptul of butter and
one cupful of sugar; ndd the beaten
whites of four eggs and beat again.
Then add one half cupful of flour aud
two teaspooufnls of baking powder.
Good cnk can be made in the same
way by using yolks in pluce of the
Butter Palls Beat a quarter of a
pound of butter to a cream, stir in
three eggs; then ndd three large tea
spoonfuls of flour, a sultspoonful of
salt. Have a clear soup boiling gently.
Take up the batter iu tiny portions
with the tip of a smull spoon, drop
into soup, nud lot them simmor 15 min
utes before serving. One-half or eveu
one-third this recipe would serve for
the soup of five people.
Lemon Tapioca Soak one-third of
a cupful of tapioca iu one half cupful
of cold water over night. In the
morning add one-half cupful of cold
water and the rind of one lemon and
boil until clear, then remove the rind.
ndd the juice of the lemou, half a
cupful of sugar, n pinch of suit uud
one cupful of boiliug water. Let it
boil two minutes, then turn into u wet
mold. Horve whou cold with sugar
Bwoot Hpiced Crab Apple Remove
the blows from n pock of large, sound
crnbapples. Muke a syrup of one pint
of vinegar, one-half pint of water,
five pounds of sugar, one tublesp on
ful each of whole cinnamon, allspice
and cloves, nnd one-half teacupful of
mustard seods. put iu the apples, u
few ut a time, skiin thoni out when
soft and put into a jar. When all the
apples ure done, pour the syrup over
11 lid Jlcr DoiihU.
"I don't believe professors know so
very much," said Mumie.
"Why! How ouu you talk so?" re
"Well, I don't see why Mr. Fulpate
should have seemed bo surprised
and puzzled when I usked lini how to
soy 'rubberneck' in Greek." Wash
Ono hundred and nine thousand
locomotives are at proseut ruuniug in
various goun tries.
PEARLS OF THOUGHT.
Vnln hope to make people happy by
politics 1 Carlyle.
The good man's life ia like the spark
that is brightest at the close.
Difficulties of thought, acceptance
of what is without full compreheuion,
belong to every system of thinking.
When interest is at variance with
conscience, any pretence that seems
to reconcile them satisfies the hollow
hearted. Idleness Js a craven's goal. No
man of worth wants to be free from
work. Without work life is not worth
If yon want knowledge, you must
toil for it; if food, you must toil for
it; nnd if pleasure, you must toil for
it; toil is the law.
To let a man know that you recog
nize and lejoice in some good quality'
of his, is to bless him with a new
heart nnd stimulus.
Courtesy is the passport to success.
Wo double the pow er of our life when
we add to its gifts unfailiug courtesy.
The world always begrudges room to
The habit of blaming others when
things go wrong is an insidious and
dangorous one. Far more is it to the
purpose to inquire within whether tbe
fault, or much ol it, may not lie at
Beneficence should never be exer
cised at random, nor upon irrational
impulse, bnt should be the outcome
and expression of a disposition trained
nnd nourished in the atmosphere of
A CANAL ACROSS FLORIDA.
Thus We May Menl the fluK Ktremu lie
Berlin bns been taking a lively in
terest in the report that an American
engineer has suggested the idea of
digging n canal through the peninsula
of Florida iu order to divert the Gulf
Stream from the west coast of Europe
to the east coast of America.. Berlin
ers, however, do not display much
anxiety over the possibility of tho
United States, as it were, robbing the
northwest of Europe of some of iis
warmth. They admit that Florida,
being fiat, does not oppose great en
gineering difficulties to a canal dig
ger whose ambitious aVe within ordi
nary limits. But to make a canal
which would accommodate the Gulf
Stream would entail an expenditure
in comparison with which the cost of
the Suez or Panama canals would be
a mere fleabite. The Suez Canal
is 1(50 kilometres long, 100
metres broad, nnd eight metres
deep. It cost 4,000,000 marks.
The Florida peninsula, at the point
where it is to l.e intersected, is almost
as broad as the Suez Canal is long; or,
perhaps, five or ten kilometres less.
The Gulf Stream is about 100
kilometres broad, and 200 metres
deep, nnd the new cnnal would have
to be equally broad nnd deep. That
is to say, it would have to be 25 times
us deep and more than a 1000 times
ns broad as tbe Suez Canal; aud the
cost of excavation, quite apart from
the extra expeuse of working at such
a depth, would amount to 10,000,000,
000 of marks, or . 2000 times ns
much as theindemuity pnid by France
to Germany. Quite apart from the
question whether it is technically
possible to dig such n broad cuual to
a depth of 200 metres, the impos
sibility of raising such a sum may de
liver Europe from the fear of the
northwest of the continent being sub
jected to such an enormous lowering
After thus seriously considering
the idea, Berlin has arrived at the
conclusion that the formation of a
company will be about as fur as this
newest canal scheme is likely to get.
New York Sun.
If ointeholtl Economies.
Mrs. Averidgo prides herself sowe
whut upon the possession of a mind
naturally adapted to exercises of a
commercial nature. She believes
and has no hesitation iu saying so
that were she in her husband's place
the family financial stringency would
be permanently relieved. Aud yet
Observe her, for one moment, at
her desk. Her household ledger is
open before her. Bills are scattered
about in picturesque coufuBion. He
pencil tip is in her month. Her fore
head is wrinkled in perplexity.
Mr. Avoridge looks np from his
"What day of the mouth was a few
"The the sixth," ventures Mr.
"Oh! do you suppose it was? I
can't seem to remember."
"I'm sure of it," returns Mr. Aver
idge, with conviction.
A silence. Then
"Did we have beefsteak sometime
not very long ago?"
"Er I believe it was mutton
Mrs. Averidgo breathes a Bigh of
relief. "That makes it all right.then,"
she says, closing the book nud gather
ing up the bills. "I thought it was
mutton chops, but I wasn't sure.
One can not be too precise iu matters
of this kiud, "
"No, indeed," Bays Mr. Averidge;
nnd ho winks fiendishly nt himself
under cover of his paper. Fuck,
The 1 nri'Hle of Culm.
Perhaps most of us associate nil
tropical forests with terrible wild
beasts and reptiles. In childhood's
days we hud picture books illustrutiug
the unuconda rcuching down from n
tree to circle around u innu and
squeeze him. There were tho jaguar
and the dead hunter, the tiger o.u Ty
ing off u woniuu on his shoulder, the
lion springing on the bull, etc. In
Cuba things ure different. A relumed
prospector, one of a rich syduicnte,
that is buying all the land it can tiud
for sale iu the "Pearl of the Antilles,"
says that wild beasts ure practicul'ly
unknown there. There is a wild
animal, about the ize of our bluek
squirrel, called tho "hutiu," which is
choice outing. Deor have come over
from Florida, and abound in some
parts of the isluid. Only four species
of snukos are found, and all uro harm
less. One may sleep nucoeied iu
the forests without fear of molesta
tion by beast, reptile or insect.
New York Press.
Subject I Frnlts of Right lt
Mai. III., l:t to Mai. , t
Gal. vl. ,7 Memory v,
18 Commentary on p,,'
It. "Your words hnvsw
me." From thin verse t
chapter nnd to chapter (
Itfslanlil expostulates Willi
tUetr linrit sneeolifl, ami (,
will makn n fearful
Iheto snd tbe rlK'itooun, .
18. Your words linTi; b
and void of nil reverent,
htve spoken Injuriously ,y
uttered suoli thing at j
bnve even nrrntgnod my
polcnn Against them. ".
God takes careful notion
mtMi. He does not foritut;
cept ns they seek pardon
are then blotted out ot thli
tneinbraneo forever. "i
spoken so muoh." Tlwyw
the ohnrxn as In v., 8, jimt '
the prophet renews tt nw
following words. In tiii.
lufer that the Lord Is gric
matters, too small to l,o
they are not disposed to '
II. "It Is vnln to Anrv
no real advantage to m m
rebuke ot persons who w
dnr temporal trials nnd m,
Ood benause thoy did tint-,
fruit of their service In
perlty. They prosume to
slmll be rewarded for v
how dependent thoy ri'
pendont God, diotatlng (.
all good how Ho shall t.it ,
lie, the fountain of nil gov
for not bestowlug His M.-
who count themselves wot
getfuf that la themselves J
15. "We call the proinl i,
now do no less than think
who do Dot oonnern thems
observance of God's laws,
Ing to thelf pleasure nud
that their inclination prom:
without suy feur of God's . ,
aooouot for It.
1(1. "Tliey that foam! p. '
nlvvuys ha a remnant of TTZ
When they -aw tho awl.il : i N
sweep into tliolr bor! '
alarmed for the Bnfotv o! c'
ofton ons to another." I
the Jews had been lustra B
their families, upon thlKtnm
with these with whom tlnx ,
laws of God. They bad'i
parts upon their iloor-pot
digression the faithful soul. id t
ful ol duty nud sought com 'vt
else of nil the means ofgrn ,
17. "Thov shall bo M,:'ert
will own all Mis faithful (it
great day of dual Judgment,
Mistake which are Ills ' ,
i'hoy aro reserved as Hi.
honored before His Father to
nugels. "I will spare the:: the
serve them from those oij.v
shall fall upou the wicked ,i ,.
18. "Then shall ye." 101
tnmners of God nud religion Wet
dlseorn." Hoe clearly th:it J g
keeps distinctions. t
4:1. "The day eoinetli I
ns nu oven." God is dear-,
sumlng tire when He aomn ini
Judgments. Deut. 4:21. "' jr
Those that have been est',
verso 15. "All that do wirt 'efl
penitent slnuerj, of whiitrDd
stobble." As tbe dry stalk-le(
the Held after reaping, jo- v.
doatruottou. "Hluill leavi"'
root nor branch." Aprovn'P6
for utter destruction, amis r
npplied to the unbelieving 'ig
they and their families sli .
2. "But unto you thntl-.0'
Sueli ns spuke often to-.-: l-b
ship, revereuue aud obey u to
Ban of righteousness arl-
ness has here the common i f 1
an'Mj, salvation, blessedn ted
whioh God sends to produ fa
righteousness nud blosttHduri-g
only with rlghteousuods.
In His wings." Ho called 7'
His light consists In olcarlo.re
Uerstundings and chasing iraI
ness of their mluds whnsa : t
ly warmth will heal all tbe j 18
soul. Hsnllng from troulit ra'
nnd all the miseries with vna
bnrrounded. Tills doubtlM (
Messiah. "Ye shall go lor'
erty and now life, savud fro::0'
for n butter llfo, streugtaon-Ot
ened, "Grow up as calve-jg.
Leap or gambol as stall-folj,
when let out to the fields, M "
iu the exuberance of health t
up iu strength, vigor nud sp isc
safely guarded, well ordore JO,
3. "Tread down th ti.v
eousuoss shall bo vlet'jrk
"Ashos." All false idea-., M
religion, nil vices aud r Jiu- si
slons, all wrong fashions --v
shall bo Hue ashes uu 1T t '
righteous. Ti.o trlump is J'n,
owing to God's victories; ; F
who do this, but God does II
4. ' Itemember." This duo m
ed fora solemn conclusion i
and is a plain information i j
beginning of the Gospel ol
"The law of Moses." Keep
eut veueratlon for the law '
only tbe law of tbe ten oorar--all
tbe other nppolntmoul v
and Judicial. The law and m
wore to be iu forco until I'-'
they nre told to "rememl':'
absence of living prophets t-
to forget it. '
5. "I will send you Ellja'rv
Elljnh, John tbe Baptist, V
mated by the amo aplrtt. -,
man of great austerity, will,
bold in reproving sin, and t'm
an apostate people to God -!
The oall to repentauoe. the V
fruits of sin, the terrors of tt
proofs ot conscience, the tr,;c
rebukes ot sin, are stilt t! "
comes before tbe Messiah I ,.
way or Him in the individual
the nations. "Groat nud i',
To wnrn la mercy beforo IU'- JJ
nient is evermore the order ol ;
Ilenoe tbe second Elijah li-'
tore the Jewish people, aud J
be smitten dowu by the t',
arms. Tbey were fearfully cr t
. "He shall turn." Tho
to be effected was that bi'U j
llevlug, disobedient chlldn' j
lievlng ancestors Levi, lio;
The 'brent here Is that, it t-!
was not effected, Messiah'
firove a ourne to them. ItF
aud ot Judoa whou it reject-;
at His llrst coming, thouc' ,.
blessing to those who ucoei'.
A gentleman who lives "T
In Scotland, once receliT
Scotch .terrier, which lie
his offlce to prevent hlni ft-.
Ile was absent from Ills I
short time, nnd nn M r(l
the terrier gone. The yoc
the hllla, liking freedom
being chained to a stool,
gnuwed the string th lotigl
But Sulder, a bulldog,
sent, and this was a
surprise, for he was nv
wander from the house
master. A report was 6e
tho dogs were stolen or
town was scoured In vain
was given up: then, la
Hnlder was seen In the &
Ing for home, dragging
after him. This wus fou:-C
young terrier that had In''
und nearer he drew, il; f
along, In spite ot his effuif
opposite way, and at las
him at the office door, V
ulth ttrlnplnir iha tpniinl '.T.
tried to drag him up to tlv
he was tied before he bruH