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The new sf.ii,ooo,ooo snuff trust is
nothing to sneeze at.
A writer in the March Bookman Treats
of the extinction of the dime novel, over
looking the circumstance that the blood
and thunder sensation formerly classified
tinder that name is now more numerous
than ever, and is sold for five cents.
The sale by a Wisconsin pearl-fisher
of a gem that brought $l2OO will make
life more uncertain for the clams in Wis
consin streams. The fishing has been so
ruthless that eventually the clam will
become xtinct in this section of the
The Chicago drainage canal officials
are having their first worry over spring
floods in the Illinois and Pesplaines
rivers. This, coupled with the worry
over the current made by the canal in
Chicago river, xvill be enough to make
canal management tiresome for men
who prefer honors to hard work.
One of the subjects for debate at the
approaching convention in New Y'ork is a
proposition to pension chorus girls who
have reached the age of (50 years. This
would have a tendency to retire from the
stage pretty nearly the whole strength of
some of tho comic opera companies which
have been on the road of late.
Four widows of revolutionary veterans
are still on the pension roll, although the
war of the Revolution ended 120 years
ago. They range in age from 82 to 00.
Seven daughters of revolutionary sol
diers are still drawing pensions. Of the
$<10,000,000 whieh has been paid in revo
lutionary pensions $20,000,000 was
drawn by widows.
The states of North and South Caro
lina are having u race in the building of
new cotton mills. During the first fifty
seven days, of this year seventeen new
cotton mills were commissioned in South
Carolina and two old ones increased their
stock. In two months and one day iu
North Carolina fifteen cotton mills were
projected. The total capitalization of the
nineteen South Carolina mills amounts
to $2,835,000; that of the fifteen North
Carolina tniils reaches $2,070,000.
Mrs. Mary I’reston Slosson has been
npointed chaplain of the Wyoming State
penitentiary in Laramie by the prison
authorities. Mrs. Slosson is an active
worker iri the Presbyterian church of
Laramie, and has taken great interest in
the prisoners at the penitentiary. She is
a graduate of Vassar, and is the wife of
one of the professors at the state uni
versity. Her talks at the penitentiary
during the last fexv months have been a
great treat to the men. who are much at
tached to their new spiritual adviser.
Prof. Marshall Saville, representing
the American Museum of Natural His
tory of New Y’ork, has left Mexico for
home, carrying many unique objects dis
covered by him at ruins near the prehis
toric city of Mitia, in the state of Oaxa
ca. The principal work <*f the professor
was the uncovering of many ancient i
mounds, which ware almost inaccessible, j
ns they xvere overgrown xvith forests, |
and a road had to lx* constructed to j
them. Half of the objects discovered go
to the Mexican government, under the j
agreement made previously.
On the McCloud river in Shasia county.
California, will soon he installed uc ef
the greatest electric power plai 1 , Cali
fornia. Fifty thousand inches \ .tier
of the McCloud river has been soetirt and.
and this water will be brought in a canal
ten feet wide and six feet deep over
ten miles. The plant will be just above
the I'nited States fishery at Baird. Many
mining companies, including the Moun
tain Copper company at Keswick, have
arranged to take the power, and the com
pany starts w ith contracts of 5000-horse
Gen. Cronje's property near l’ob.hcf
stroom consists of over 0000 acres. The
manor or farmhouse consists of a one
storied building, furnished with the ut
most simplicity. Its owner is essentially
a sportsman ami a lover of open-air life.
He has always refused to live in cities,
and this is the reason why Gen. Crotije,
who as a man of strong national charac
ter is intensely popular among the Boers,
has persistently declined any suggestion
that he should stand for the Transvaal
presidency, an office which involves resi
lience at Pretoria.
A singular dispute has arisen between
the Jewish authorities and the French
government. The Bareness do Hirseh
made a considerable bequest to the Jew
ish (Colonization association, the body
which is to administer her husband's
great benefactions. Legacy duty on this
estate was claimed and paid in Austria.
However, legacy duty was then also
claimed in France, where it amounts to
Jo per cent. It has Inch risiolved to
contest the matter, the ground of defense
being that the duty has already been
paid in Austria. The fund for prosecut
ing the action is being contributed by
the various bodies benefiting under the
It would appear from the latest re
turns published by the Cremation society
England that cremation is growi ng in
public favor us the bent method of dis
posing of the dead. During the tirst
three years of its existence the society
only cremated twenty-six jH'rsons. nor did
it reach 11*0 pci annum until 18!*2. In
181*8 the ereinations were 24<*; in
240. and tip to February t! of the present
year—a eontirmation of the prevalent
high death rate they numbered fill.
Amongst recent cremations of notable
liersons may be remarked those of Grant
Allen, Lord Fnrrer. Lord Hylton. Lady
Howard de Walden, and the Puke of
Arrangements are being made for the
erection of a statue of Cordon in the pub
lic gardens of Khartoum, not far from
the spot where he met his death just
fifteen years ago. This in itself affords
striking evidence of the transformation
which has been effected in the recon
struction of the town since the close of
the Soudan campaign. As recently as
May last Sid William Garstin reported
that the town was a complete ruin, not
a single building having been left stand
ing by the Dervishes. Since then many
public buildings have been founded, in
cluding the governor's palace, Gordon
college and the anew government offices,
while broad streets and roads have been
out through the old town, planted on
either side with trees.
The Dominion government lias under
taken the improvement of St. Andrew’s
rapids in the Red River of the North to
facilitate navigation of that river. These
rapids obstruct the river about eighteen
miles from its outlet into Lake Winni
peg. They ar*> about eight miles in ex
tent and are the only serious obstruction
to navigation between the international
boundary and the lake, it is proposed to
construct a system of dams and locks,
with a lift of about eighteen feet. The
estimated cost of the work is $700,000
to $BOO,OOO. An appropriation of $150,-
000 has been made and is now available.
The necessary surveying has been done
and plans and specifications are now be
ing prepared. A call for tenders for the
construction xvill soon be made and it is
expected to have the work under way
in the early spring.
Ttiekerman's painting of the escape of
the frigate Constitution from the British
squadron in 1812 has been placed on exhi
bition in the Corcoran gallery in Wash
ington. The late Mr. Corcoran was fond
of relating the incidents of that exciting
chase, as he had often heard them from
the lips of his distinguished father-in-
Itixx'. Com mod ore Charles Morris, who was
first lieutenant of the ship on that mem
orable occasion. In the picture the Con
stitution. nuiVr all sail, stands boldly
out in the foreground, while the British
flis’t is dimly discernible through the
smoke of battle in tin* uncertain light of
tho early daxvn. As Congress has just
passed an act authorizing the restora
tion of tho old ship, the expense to lie
defrayed by the Daughters of the War
of 1812, this exhibition is particularly in
teresting as showing hoxv she looked in
her prime.
Cnpt. F. W. Foster, Fifth cavalry, re
corder of tin* hoard which lias been or
dered convened to report upon an emer
gency ration, has issued a circular call
ing attention to the fact ilifif tirst. "the
components of the ration xvill la* selected
xvith reference to xx holesonieness and
pre|x*r nutritive values and to the port a-
I ility of the ration as a xvliole;" second,
"acceptability as to taste:” third, "keep
ing qualities;" fourth, "weight of each
ration end the kind, size and form of
package in which put up for convenience
of use and of earring the person;"
fifth, “directions for use by soldier;"
sixth, "part of the ration should consist
of some cooked dry preparation whieh
can he quickly made into a hot soup,
stew or other hot fluid dish xvheiiover it
is practicable, and when a tire is not
practicable such an article can be eaten
cold, either just as it is or mixed xvith
xvnter." A standard dietary for hard
xvork should have about 4.2 ounces of the
proteids, equivalent to about 300 grains
of nitrogen, for the average nitrogenous
xvaste of the system amounts to about
that quantity.
Americans in Baris Anxious About
Personal Rent;nixet lues.
Miss Fanny Reed, who is recognized as
the head of the American colony in Pa
ris, xvill figure iu literature soon by pub-
I fishing her personal reminiseenses.
Miss Reed, who is a sister of tin* late !
I Mrs. Patau Stevens of New York, is a j
| caustic critic, heuce many society people j
I ewait her volume with fear and trem- !
! Hing. It is understood that her hook xvill
| appear on the day of her marriage with
i the well-known American physician. Dr
Miss Reed said to the Journal com*
spondont: “I hope to teach my people
something about the fatuous French sa
lons and brilliant women xvho made them
famous. Our women, who come here,
cannot jttuge French social life hv xvhat
they see in a stroll along the i{ue tie
Kivoli or drive in the Rois. I am glad
Mrs. Potter Palmer is coining. She xvill
relieve our monotonous mediocrity. We
have a few good sculptors ami good paint
era, hut they xvould be better if less
prosperous." New York Journal.
Why the <l.loose Dislike Foreigners.
I lie reason that the Chinese so intense
ly dislike anything foreign is, I suppose,
because among the Eastern nations they
always felt their oxvn superiority, and
they have an idea noxv that anything
not Chinese must necessarily lie inferior
: and xx rong. This is a trait not peculiar
to the Chinese, for it is not undeveloped
| ill John Bull. The very anti foreign find
ing, which is encouraged mostly by the
i literati of China, is probably due more
: to the fact that John Chinaman cauuot
understand John Bull, ns the points of
I view of both parties are absolutely op
| I'osite to each other. A Chinaman will
j not take the trouble to explain his com
! plicated code of manners to the "for
eign devil." and if the unfortunate "dev
i ii" do>s not grasp the situation twhich is
! quite strange to him* by instinct, as well
: as the Chinaman does (who lias btvn
plated in similar positions since he could
j talk) the latter thinks it is only another
! sign of the inferiority of any and every
race to that of the celestial empire. A
i coolie xvill address you in Chinese and if
| <lon’t understand he metaphorically
shrugs his shoulders and remarks in a
; compassionate tone Jo his neighbor.
"Look at tho inferiority of these yellow
! haired sons of Satan they do not even
, understand us much as I, a common
coolie. No matter whether you are
versed in every language under the sun.
! you don't know as much as he docs of
j Chinese manners, customs or language;
: therefore, of course, you are his inferior.
Our manners and customs art* in so manv
respects so totally different, not only to
j theirs, but to their idea of propriety and
j common decency, that they entirely mis
i construe them and put them down as
j evil. Take for instance their manner of
dress. To their idea, in order to dress
; in decency the clothes must be so ar
ranged as to hide all contours of the
figure. 1 o them tin idea of xveari tg an
ordinary coat such as our men xxear.
which shows the figure, and above all
, the accentuating of the chest by . white
shirt, is bordering on impropriety. Mrs.
Emil Porn in 1-eslie's Weekly.
It is said that there are over 2.1*00.-
i 00** golf balls used each year in th *
I'nited States, American plavers being
particularly prodigal in their'use The
| majority of the golf balls come from Kug
i land. They are difficult to manufacture.
slight differem-es in the composition inter
I fering with their aaefukie
' m *
He longed to be great and be longed to rise.
And they laughed at him:
ne studied books tilt he strained his eyes,
And they laughed at him!
His tongue wus thick, but his' will was
His ears were big and bis legs were long.
In a hundred ways his plans went wrong.
And they laughed at him.
He held his course day after day,
And they laughed at him;
He packed his satchel and went away.
And they laughed at I.lmi
They heard of the blunders he made in
In bis awkward efforts to win renown—
To them he was merely a foolish clown.
And they laughed at him.
s **•**
The papers begun to mention his name.
They were pioud of him:
He was getting up, he was winning fame,
They were proud of him!
Go down among them there today.
And you'll hear his wise old nclghltors say
They "always knowed he'd make bis way,”
And they're proud of him!
All the doors in the corridor were still
closed—nil except mother's. She had
left hers ajar through the night, in ease
Bob, waking, had called her name. But
Boh had not called; he had slept like a
Presently the gray dawn grew pink,
and little shafts of light crept through
the Venetian blinds, picking out the pic
tures on the walls, the mirror of the
wardrobe, and the gallant figure of Boh
himself on the mantelpiece, photographed
in full uniform.
Mother’s vigil was ended. She rose
softly, slipped on her dressing gown and
slippers, and stole along the corridor to
Bob's room.
Bob lay, six feet of British manhood)
yellow-haired. straight-limbed, deep
chested, sound asleep.
The few dreams that had visited him
had been sweet to the heart of a sol
dier. Not a shadow of fear had dis
turbed his slumbers. He had been as
sisting in killing the enemy by shrapnel,
rifle and bayonet in thousands, and now
they lay around him like corn after the
sickle, and Bob smiled and awoke, and
saw mother standing looking down upon
him. It was no unusual sight to see
her there; yet today something stirred
in iiis breast, and Bob put up his arints
and drew her head down to his breast.
"My baby—my hoy!” mother inur)
umred. "Oh, my darling!"
Bob bore ii with admirable grace, but
lie did not like it—not a little bit: and a*
soon as he could he wriggled himself,
free and asked the time.
There was time mid to spare, and!
mother said, if In* did not mind, she)
would like to read one of the morning
Psalms to him; it would comfort her, she
said. And Bob consented, like the gen
tleman he was, and lay still while she
read, thinking what pretty hair she had
—it fell in a long plait right below her
waist. Then she kissed him again, and
went; and when he was quite sure h.-l
could count on isolation Bob got up and \
wandered among the litter of uniform j
eases and portmanteaus that lay about |
the floor. Then he took up his Glengar-1
r.v, and, putting it on, regarded his re- p
flection in the mirror with complacency.
And his pride must be excused, for he
was a newly-fledged subaltern of 20
years, recalled from leave to rejoin his
battalion, which sailed on the morrow
l'or the seat of war.
Having adjusted the cap at every con
ceivable angle, he replaced it and contin
ued his toilet. His cheeks were perfectly
innocent of heard, and twenty minutes
saw him fully attired, immaculate in a
brand-new suit, and the stiffest and high
est of shiny white collars.
Just at this moment a knock came at
the door, and his sister, his junior by
three years, entered the room. It was
easy to see she had been weeping, but :
Bob expected as much, and in his heart j
did not resent it. He put his arm round i
her waist and kissed her.
"Nearly time to be off,” he cried, with
almost brutal cheerfulness, and turned
to strap his portmanteau, whistling a !
martial ditty.
Nell sat down on the bed and sur- I
vexed the array of baggage with mixed I
feelings. Stic xxns very proud of Boh. I
He was a dear hero: but if only the war j
were over and he back again, crowned j
with glory! Other girls' brothers had j
gone, and well, she would not let herself
think. She wished she had been kinder |
to Boh in the days gone by. Now the I
little nuthonght-of omissions would be I
ghosts to haunt her conscience till he was j
hack again. She would like to have told |
Bob she was sorry, but she knew he !
would laugh at her for a little goose; !
and besides, if would look as if she felt
this was indeed goodby; so site choked
back the lump in her throat and sat
with bravo eyes stoically watching Boh.
who stood in the window examining his
But, strive as sin* would, she could not
cheek the thoughts that thc .sight brought
to her luind. Boh with a t-exolx-cr in his
hand yes, but far away in the midst of
the din and smoke of battle, surrounded i
by the foe: dauntless, wounded, bloody j
- dying dying! With a little cry she j
rose to her feet.
Bob. who had been taking careful aim
at the gas globe, turned at the sound.
"Halloo!” In* exclaimed, "what’s up,
Nell? I on look as if yon had seen a
ghost. Then his eyes followed her gaze.
"Little coward!" he cried teasinglv. "I
believe you got funky at the sight of
this revolver.",
Nell stopped short on her way to the
door, then she gave a queer little laugh.
"Well, perhaps 1 did," she said, and v.-nt
quickly from the room.
Bob went hack and finished his pack
ing; then he caught tip his portmanteau
and helmet ease and went downstairs.
Iu tho hall IVrkins. tlio man servant
met him and hurried forward with a
seared face. "Oh. sir." he cried reproach
fully. "you shouldn't, rcullv. sir' 1
wouldn't have had it happen tor worlds
Mr. ’ he said, pathetically, as he took the
ease and portmanteau from Bob’s hands
"Oh. it is all right. Perkins." Boh
answered, with splendid condescension*
whereupon one of the housemaids, who
was a witness of the s cue, hurried off
to tite kitchen below.
"He's dow n." she exclaimed breathless
ly. "a-carrying of his own portmanteau
and looking as handsome at 1 cheerful tor
all the world as If he was a-going to la*
married, instead >f off t • the war."
Boor dear! said cook, as sin* turned
the chops; "poor innocent dear!"
Perkins hurried down at this moment.
"To think." he cried tragically, “as he's
strapped his own traps and carried down
: his own portmanteau, and he off to the
, war! 1 and have lost a whole month's
! wages sooner than this 'ere should have
happened. Supposing he's kill.sl, nrd
! I've got to remember that he waited on
i hisself the last morning!"
"Ain't he cheerful?" said Marv. the
housemaid. "He don't look as ' if in*
meant to lie killed."
"Oh! they none of 'em mean to lw>
killed, but that don't make bullets blank
: cau-idees." Perkins aiisworix! grimly.
In the meantime mother had dressed.
; She had borne >m bravely throughout.
J Once, though, her lips had trembled; that
was when the sound of Bob's gay whist
j ling Ivv! reached her ears. But even
then loving pride had flashed into her
i eyes and choked down sorrow. Her box
xvas brave brave and true, and duty,
she knew full well, would find him a
■ hero.
She wondered if fattier, who was in
W~ *
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■ -iq,.f
imri.Ttf'fn'r fll ° pr r tt , i, - st a,ul simplest of the China silk gowns shown this
2nd ruffles .fV . y I “ dy s 1 "Y“ , roo . m ' H** made of pale blue China silk
and itittles of tin* same material edged with white lace. Blue ribbon bows.
ihe dressing room, could hear the sound.
would like to have called him, only
flic* xvas just a little hurt at his apparent
jnconeern at his son's departure. But i
ifter all,* she thought, he was only a i
£an; he could not know a mother’s
i'art: his breast had not pillowed the lit
tle sunny head in the years gone ti.x . tie
(ml not cried xvith joy when the little
“'had taken their tirst unsteady steps
across the floor. How well she remem
tered that day. and how proud she had
tell of her sou! He was such a ot e nig
baity. She had placed him against a
<hair. and he had looked up at her xvith
round eyes of wonder: then, when her
meaning came to him, he hud not hesi
tated a moment, he ha 1 thrown back liis
jlittle head, and, xvith a scream of de
light. walked bravely forxvard right into
Iter loving, waiting arms. And noxv —
liow—— Sin* brushed aside her tears, for
she heard father coming.
; Father entered tin* room quickly, hut ■
paused on the threshold. To tell the j
truth, he had thought mother downstairs. ;
lie had been trying to remember, that I
jay xvhen Boh had ridden the new pony
tor the first time so pluckily. whether the
lad had been breeched or not. He knew
the picture xvas on mother's dressing ta
ble. and lie had conn* in to look at it,
and there stood mother xvith the photo
graph in her hand.
“Humph!" exclaimed father, "so you
have not gone doxvn?" and his voice xvas
not conciliatory, for he felt that every
one that morning, himself included, was
wearing his heart on his sleeve, and a
sense of lost dignity xvas irritating him.
Mother's heart swelled at the tone:
she put doxvn the photograph and looked
up at father with a look in whieh re
proach and sorvoxv mingled, and then
suddenly she turned aside, and her
hands busied themselves among the
| finishes and trays on the dressing table,
for her quick eye had detected that fath
er was wearing odd boots —a buttoned
and a laced up one. To think of it! He.
the soul of precision, to thus betray him
self. But there his abstraction stood
confessed. And oh. how mother loved
him for it! lie had been such a stoic,
too. Well, there xvas no accounting for
man's xvays. hut. thank God. he had put
on odd boots that morning. She no long
er felt lonely in her grief. He eared, too:
his heart xvas aching also for their son's
departure. Oh. those blessed odd boots!
But she kttexv his nature, and stood for
a moment wondering hoxv best to tell
him of the mistake without annoying
him. And presently mother, on her way
downstairs, tapped at the dressing room
outer door. "One of your lace boots,”
i she said. "I stumbled over it: 1 have
I put it doxvn outside." Then she waited
i until she heard father -wearing softly
| to himself. Then she knexv matters
; would right themselves and xveut doxvn
| stairs.
At breakfast somehow nobody had
| much to say. Boh xvanted to talk, but
| felt that his one topic—his luck at being
) sent to the front—xvould not he exactly
; congenial to his listeners. So he re
frained. and ate a hearty breakfast.
He would carry the memory of his
last meal away xvith him to the far-off
land. The tender face of mother, sinil
ing bravely from behind the bubbling,
j steaming urn: the dainty spread table:
j the pleasant, luxurious room, with it
handsome pictnr.v: the broad bow xvin
; dow, from which he could see the dear
ohl garden where he had played as a
child: the loving eyes of Nell (learning
upon him across the table. Yes. home
was home, although he xvas luckiest sub
altern in the service.
By and by the trap was at the doer,
and the servants gathered in tin* hall to
wish him good luck and Gods|H*el. Boh
sh-ok hands xvith them all and thanked
them, and then he -tood xvi ? h mother iu
the porch alone. He could not see her
face distinctly fer the mist across his
eyes: and the next moment he and fa
ther xvere walking quickly down the
drive, along xvhieh the dogcart xvas go
ing slowly forward t*> await them at the
gate* beyond. Father remarked that
the new gauickee|*er was giving -atis
faetiou. and that there xxas every pr**>
peot of the covers yielding better sport
the next autumn.
"\j e shall have von home again before
then, my hoy." he said.
"Rather, sir!” answered Bob; "we
shall not take long to settle this little af
At the lodge the gamekeeper's four
boys were standing in a row. Thev had
throcrcornered paper hats on their lieads.
and wooden swords in their hands, ami
they greeted Boh with ■- —tTIfTT t
hurrahs. Alla Hob laughed, and gave
then a penny each. "Yon must kt-ep
up your drilling.” he said. “We shall be
wanting new recruits in the regiment by
and by."
And then the gate was opened and B-fi
climbed to the back seat of the cart. >'s
away tit the house something fluttered
white from a window, and Boh took out
tiis handkerchief and signaled back again.
Then the boys cheered afresh, and the
trap turned into the lane, and home was
already a thing of the past.
As they drove through the village there
was not a doorway that had not someone
standing on the threshold to bid them
t rodspeed.
" ‘Tis the young 'squire off to the war.”
they orie l one to the other, and the men's j
eyes flashed and their voices rose: but
the women’s eyes tilled with tears as they
saw hint drive past. "God keep him."
they said, "and comfort his mother's
heart!" For they, knew that the men
gave willingly their lives for their coun
try. but that the gift of the women was
something dearer than life.
And all the while Bob’s heart was sing
ing to him: he did not know that the
song had come flown to him from the
j long-ago time when the sea kings had
i gone forth with their battle songs to be
| the terror and conquerors of distant
j lands. He did not know: but so it
! was. and 'twas a goodly heritage, of
| which Bffli in his joy and impatience
i rooked little.
So the station was reached and the
i last goodby spoken: and father grasped
Bob's hand. "Von will do your duty,"
1 father said: "I am sure of it."
j And Bob's face flushed. "Thank you.
| sir." he answered, in a husky voice; "and—
m.v love—to mother." Clifford Mills in
the rail Mali Magazine.
Buskin the Prophet.
I ltuskin was once described as “small
in person, careless in dress, and nervous
|in manner.” He is niso said to have
had "a spare, stooping figure, a rough
hewn. kindly face, a mobile, sensitive
mouth, clear, deep eyes, sweet and hon
est in repose, earnest and eloquent in de
bate." A visitor at Denmark hill said
that "be was emotional and nervous, and
his voice, though rich and sweet, had a
tendency to sing into a plaintive and
hopeless tone. His large light eye was
soft and genial, and his month was thin
and severe. The brow was prominent
and the ehiu receding."
! But it is. after all, only idle curiosity
i which asks for details of eyes and month,
j The character of the man and his mes
; sage are the important things connected
j with him No writer of our generation
' has uttered more important truths or sot
j a higher ideal of life for his fellows,
j He has done his best to make it possible
| to establish what he considered to be the
I kingdom of tied, here and now: and this
I kingdom he believed was to be seen in
I just government, honest commerce, noble
j labor, adherence to truth, and righteous
(living.—From John Buskin: Poet. Paint
er and Prophet," by Lucking Tavener,
i in the American Monthly Review of Re
Manual Training in tiorinany.
There are in Germany, distributed in
1 4Ci places. S!l schools and institute
wherein manual training is carried on in
1314 workshops. Of this number S3G
; -chool- and institute- conduct the train
: ing on a basis calculated to teach the
! art of imparting knowledge of manual
I training. Prussia h.i- oil* manual train
j i'.g ho<d>. spread over 4115 place- and
i distributed among 50*! workshop- New
j York Press
The Kaiser's Favorite Horse.
The German Emperor's favorite saddle
j horse ian Irish hunter. He is a brown
* gelding, bred in the Vnited States.
' Tba Man with the Hoe” let others sing
And to him ready tribute bring;
Tell of his labor and unrest,
The sense of wrong that rives bis In-cast
How on bis A t;as back he bears
The world, with all its toils and cares
His broken spirit wrapt in gloom—
I sing "The Woman with the Broom."
Smiling, within her door she stands.
Her busy broom in willing hands.
She makes the household wheels go 'round
Without a jar. with scarce a sound.
To her thc skies are always clear.
-And, moving with a breath of cheer
She sweeps away the dust of gloom—
This happy Woman with the Broom.
And while she works she sings a song,
life's joys together throng,
I hat rings a call front roof to dome
Throughout her realm or "Home. Sweet
Loxe's garden nestles 'round the door,
xx here flowers of fond affection hiooiu
Ami ix>w’ their rainbow heads before
The radiant Woman with the Broom.
Queen o'er the home her scepter sways;
Her subjects walk in pleasant wavs; *
> tiey love her rule, protect her right.
Knjoy her sweetness, strength, and light;
And when, at last, she’s called to rest,
•Tier children rise and cal her hiest;"
K.v cradle, altar, and the tomb,
J he faithful Woman with the Broom.
—George Birdseye in Leslie's Weekly.
| Thc Bride’s Will and Wishes Are
Paramount on Her Wedding Pay.
All the expenses of a wedding are as
sumed by thc bride’s family—cards, car
riages, floral decorations—everything.
The bridegroom's first privilege is to
pay the clergyman’s fee.
It is the bride’s prerogative to name the
wedding day.
The fashionable hour for the ceremony
is "high noon.”
Church, clergyman, and all the details
of the wedding are left to the choice of
I the bride.
j It is the present fashion to have four,
six or eight bridesmaids, as many ushers,,
ti maid of honor, a best inaD, and somc-i
times one or two little girls. The hrid./
decides what the gowns of her bridedb
maids shall be. 'f
The bride always wears the bwb..
groom's gift. Jr!
The bride wears her veil over b(f f a ,.,
so arranged that, immediately affler tin
ceremony, the maid of honor mayf part it
disposing of it becomingly.
Fashion now dictates wjjfte sued
gloves. The left one is remov when tit
ring is given. jr
Presents are sent at anyjfime after i
is known that the date hairbeen fixed H
the wedding, out the receipt of ihe inv
tatjons is the general signal for their <i
fering. /
It is a recent fashion to invite tho;
who have sent presents to come and g<
them on some day shortiv before the
wedding, if they are not displayed at the
A widow bride wears pearl grav or
some light silk, or a traveling costume
wl , ..bonnet. She removes her former
wedding ring. She may no more wear
both rings than she may bear both
names.—Mrs. Burton Kingsland in La
dies’ Home Journal.
Spanish Names.
Americans wonder why Spanish-speak
ing people have such long and compli
cated names, for not only the noble who
possesses a whole collection of titles, but
the ordinary citizen, usually displays
upon his visiting card two or more Chris
tian and as many family names. This is
a tax on the Anglo-Saxon memory, and
r ° mauy mistakes; often, ab
itwSsi,' ,S necessary, the wrong
generally given at baptism the name of
his father, that of his godfather, that of
the stunt on whose day he is born and
"Jose,” for it is customary to name bovs
in honor of St. Joseph, and "Maria," in
honor of tho Virgin. In Spain church and
state have been for centuries, and still
arc, united, so that religion is closely in
terwoven with national customs.
In addition to three or four Christian
names (nombres de pila) the child bears
the combined family names of his fa
ther and mother. Our readers have prob
ably noticed that Spanish surnames are
often double, or connected by the par
ticle y, meaning "and.’’ For example.
Castro y Serrano. Pi y Margall, Menen
doz y l’olayo, Bins Rivera. Perez Gui
des. The first"** the more important one,
and the only one that may bo taken
alone. It often happens in the I'nited
States, however, that the last is erro
neously used. Tomas Estrada Palma,
the Cuban delegate, was always alluded
to by the press as Mr. Palma, whereas
his countrymen know him ns Mr. Estra
da. Palma is his mother's name, which
need not be given at all, although it is
de rigueur in official documents to men
tion both surnames. The author of "Pun
Quixote" is universally known as Cer
vantes, but on the title page of his im
mortal hook may be seen Miguel de Cer
vantes Saavedra, the last being his moth
er's surname. Likewise the full name of
the great dramatist is Lope de Vega
Cnrpio. the last name being omitted in
the abbreviated form.
The penultimate surname, therefore,
and not the final, is the important pne
and that which goes down to posterity.
Father and son bearing the same dub;
bitig are not distinguished by “senior"
and "junior," nor “frere et tils," but
each takes his own mother’s name as a
distinctive, the father being, for instance,
Pedro Piaz y Castillo and the son Pedro
Piaz y Blanco.
"Pun" (from dominos, lord: feminine
“Dona," from duenn. mistress), was for
merly a title given only to kings and
flic highest nobility. Don Carlos, Don
j Felipe, were the mighty sovereigns of
the Sixteenth century. Subsequently it
! was applied to petty nobles, and with the
last hundred years has been denied to
none by the lowest classes. It should
precede the Christian name, never the
surname alone. You may have Do*
Juan Tenorio. or Don .Juan, but never
Don Tenorio. This is not generally
known here, and Americans are apt to
make queer mistakes. The title of a re
cently-published novel has nntused many
persons familiar with Spanish It is
called "Don Belaseo of Key W/st." Re
lasco being a surname, the t/tle is ab
surd. Mr. Gunter should at least have
taken the trouble to find this out.—
Blanche Zacharie Baralt i* the Interua
| tional Magazine, Chicago,
Spoon with a History.
A spoon belonging to Fred Harvey, a
St. Louis restaurant-keeper, and bearing
his name, was fsund by Lieut. Hugh
Williams of the Thirty-third infantry, in
Ia Nepa hut in the interior of the I’hil
ppines, where it had made its way be
fore an American soldier had ever set
foot then 1 . The spoon has l*-en returned
jto Mr. Harvey. The only theory so far
| advanced is that tho spoon was taken
from an American soldier in or around
Manila and carried into the interior by
the fleeing army of A gain aide
Japanese Servants in Favor.
Japanese servants are more and more
in demand every year in New Y'ork.
They are looked upon as more capable
than any other kind of domestic help.
There is one serious objection to them.
They lavish their politeness and courtesy
on the masculine members of the house
hold in which they are employed, and
cannot be induced to treat the women
with respect.—lndianapolis Pres*.

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