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INSTRUCTIVE DESIONS THAT WERE POPULAR ONCE. reop riatea with rtrlotl Desltos Biro StUffsl and Ills Glass Works at SUahoktu, l"a. Tha llankar Mil Moan . . awot suidAHher Patterns. (Special Letter.) ANY of us can re inember the curi ous little glass cup plates of our grand mothers, on which tho partly emptied teacups were placed to avoid soiling th table-cloth while the tea was cooling In tho saucers: for In olden times It traa. .considered quit proper to drink from tho Baucera. and the custom pre vailed In all classes of society. Then, at a later day. when the good housewife began to look upon Baucer-drlnking as bad form In table etiquette, we can re call these same diminutive teacup plates, both In glass and china, doing duty as receptacles for preserves, but ter and pickles. Fifty or Blxty years ago rery well-stocked china closet or glass cupboard could boast of a supply of these utensils In a variety of designs and colors. Pome were made of plain, transparent glass, and others were opalescent or milky, ribbed in concen tric circles and ornamented on the rims with floral designs, scroll work and etars. " About the year 1840 the glass manufacturers introduced a new stylo of decoration, which met with much favor, consisting of devices of a patriot ic or historical character, and such pat terns are now in great demand among collectors and curiosity hunters. During tho Clay and Harrison cam paigns glass cup plates with log cabin iJift HUNKER HILL MONUMENT DESIGN designs and alleged portrait busts of the presidential candidates were ex ceedingly popular, and even now they are occasionally met with at country poles or in second-hand china shops. To meet the increasing demand for such wares the range of decorative sub jects was extended to include historical monuments, noted steamships and pub lic buildings. The majority of these designs camc doubtless, from Engand, but It is probable, Judging from the in timate knowledge of political and his torical events which they indicate, that some of them originated in this coun try. Yet it is not an easy matter posi tively to assign any of them to n par ticular factory, since they seem to bear no marks by which they can U. Iden tified. I know that certain forms of glassware with American devices were made at the old Kensington Glass works in Philadelphia, as I have seen a pint flask or bottle with a relief head of Washington, accompanied by the names of Adams and Jefferson, and bearing on the opposite side a design of the American eagle, the name of the Philadelphia manufactory, and the date of the adoption of the declaration of independence (net the date of produc tion), July 4, A. D. 177G. Other exam ples, bearing a head of Gn. Taylor and patriotic emblems, which are quite common, may be seen, nnd probably were produced at the same place. The first successful glass works of any consequence in the United States Mere established at Manheim, Lancas ter county, Pa., by Daron Henry Wil liam Stlegel, about the year 1771, and several excellent examples of his work, consisting of richly colored bowls and goblets, possessing the clear, resonant ring of the finest glassware of Bohemia, are now owned by a well-known col lector of that town. Baron Stlegel came from Marhelm, Germany, in 1750. and twelve years later he laid out the Pennsylvania vll liage which bears the same name. He was also a prominent ironmaster, and quaint little stoves of his manufacture are still in existence. In 1772, at the height of his prosperity, he deeded a plot of ground to the Lutheran con gregation, in consideration of the an nual payment thereafter of one red rose. It was demanded but twice dur ing the Baron's lifetime, but recently the custom has been revived by some of his descendants. The celebration of the Feast of Hoses in the month of June is an event of great interest which attracts widespread attention and draws crowds of people from the sur rounding country and neighboring towns. In his palmiest days the Baron lived in considerable pomp and rplcn- r BENJAMIN FRANKLIN PLATE, dor. He erected a fine, large mansion In the mld3t of extensive grounds, and aa he rode home at sunset, after spend ing the day la superintending his va rious enterprises, he was accustomed n f.A Into, 1 o Ma . 1 .v bu.uvu " 'o hair, uj a uiscuargc of cannon. In 1771 he failed In busi ness, and It Is eald that he was soon afterward cast Into prison for debt. The old Stlegel house, built of red and black bricks, 13 still standing In tho heart of the town, and some of the hand-painted Dutch tiles from one of the fireplace may be seen in the rooma of the Pennsylvania Historical society, Philadelphia. Tha Whitney Qlasa workt of Glass boro. N. J., were established In 1775. and while we have no knowledge that articles were made there with patrlotio American designs, other than what were known as Jenny Lind bottles, It Is quite probable that such were among the products of that factory. As previously stated, glass cup plates seem to have been most In favor about 1S40, some appearing earlier and others a few years later, and therefore the dates which are occasionally found on them do not have reference to the time of their production, but relate to the subjects which they are Intended to illustrate. One of these commemor ates "Bunker Hill battlo, fought June 17 1775." in which engagement the gallant Gen. Warren fell. The central design Is an obelisk-shape J structure, purely conventional, supposed to rep resent the celebrated monument, which Mas erected on the site of the battle Just sixty-eight years afterward, the corner stone having been laid on the fiftieth anniversary of the event, eigh teen years before, by Gen. Lafayette, who, In 1S23, was making a tour of the United States. At tho laying of the corner Btoue in that year and at the unveiling of the monument in IS 13, Daniel Webster was the orator of the day. The Harrison campaign of 1S40 was responsible for at least two similar dtslgns In glass, one representing the log cabin and hard cid?r device, the other a portrait of Gen. William Henry Harrison himself in uniform, and among other conceits of the glass makers was an ink bottle, or stand, made in the form of a frontier dwell ing, the birthplace of "Tippecanoe." During or shortly after the political campaign of 1S44 a Henry Clay sou venir appeared in glass, bearing an al leged portrait bust of tho American statesman which, with greater proba bility, might have served aa a likeness of Julius Caesar: yet the name which surrounded the profile was sufficient to enable it to pass among the people as a satisfactory representation of their popular leader. There was also a series of steamboat designs, inscribed with tho names of illustrious Americans. One of the rar est of these shows a sldewhecl vessel, flying the American colors, on the pad dlebox of which appears a large F, while from one of the masts floats a flag carrying the initials B. F., nnd above the design occurs the name "Benjamin Franklin." in large letters. The border of this plate has an effect ive frosted appearance, produced by a close setting cf tiny dots, raised on the under side, forming a ground on which are distributed patriotic emblems stars, anchors, and the American eagle. Belonging to the same set Is a "Chan cellor Livingston" design with a simi lar lace effect border wnich Is relieved with decorative details, such aa scroll work, hearts, stars, and the national shield. In the center, in capital let ters, the title is inscribed. Robert R. Livingston was Chancellor of the State of New York from 1777 .o 1801, and he it was who administered the oath of office to Gen. Washington when he was inaugurated president in 17S3. Mr. Livingston was one of the committee of five which drafted tho declaration of independence, and he was afterward associated with Robert Fulton in hi steamboat enterprises. Similar series of designs were produced by English potters In dark blue color, bearing tho words "Tory Line," "Union Line," etc. Thus it seems that not only In china, but also in glass, va3 perpetuated tho memory of many of the prominent events of history. The producers of pottery and glassware of half a century and more ago introduced in their dec orative treatment an instructive feat ure which might be revived with profit HENRY CLAY CUP PLATE, by the manufacturers of the present day. The illustrations for this paper have been made from original examples in the collection of the Rev. F. E. Snow of Guilford, Conn. EDWIN ATLEE BARBER. Tha Story That Ammrd Emerson. Ralph Waldo Emerson was once greatly amused with the following an ecdote: A lady, deeply veiled and dressed in mourning, was riding in a stage coach in Vermont, opposite to whom sat a small, sharp-featured, black-eyed woman, who began catechis ing her thus: "Have you lost friends?" "Yes, I have. "Was they near friends?" "Yes, they was." "How near?" "A husband and a brother." "Where did they die?" "Down to Mo bile." "What did they die with?" "Yellow fever." "Was they long sick?" "Not very." "Was they sea-farin men?" "Yes, they was." "Did you get their chlsts?" "Yes, t did." "Was they hopefully pious?" "I hope and trust they was." "Well, if you got their chlsts, and ttey was hopefully pious, you have great reason to te thankful." The stress laid on the "chlsts," and the placing of their rescue before the piety of the lost husband and brother as reasons for thankfulness struck Emerson as exceedingly characteristic of a certain class of Yankees, and In finitely mlrth-provoklng. The Golden Rule. Eangtrr'a Chain of Diamond. All London Is talking about Mrs. Lanstry's new play, or rather about the chain of diamonds which she wears la It, which is more than ten yards long, and after going three times around her waist, twice over the shoulder and an Indefinite number cf times around her threat, like Dick's traditional hatband, refuses to tie after all, and is gathered up Into a snowy mass of looping oa me side of the bodice. WOMAN'S CORNER. INTERESTING READINQ FOR WOMEN AND GIRLS. torn Currant Koto of tha Modaa A rroper Cwlim for tha Meycle Show Tha Bauiiner tilrl on 1 1 anil Again Household Hint and Fashion Not. HI . T N DISCUSSING r V? , ij bloomers versus VTw 'f' I skirts we have uUi frbockers. Our 1 English cousins v and t0 our shores they come, in per fected shape and material. Firstly, the Jersey, with tight-fitting band over tho hips, falling with little fullness and fastened with a band about the knee. Suitable espe cially for cycling and skating on the colder clays. Secondly, tailor-made tweed or cash mere knickerbockers fitted over tho hips and closed oa each side with but tons. Falling full over knee and fns tened under band. For riding or golf. Thirdly, the black satin or silk and the shot taffeta knickerbockers. These are mado to match the skirt lining and are very handsome affairs. The ma terial used is soft, that the appearance of the figure may not be marred. Under lice and ribbon they fasten about the knee. Such knickerbockers arc worn by my lady when walking to facilitate easy movement. Fourthly, and lastly, the aecordeor. plalted knlckerbocker, or divided rklrt. for this is the connecting link between kn'.ckers and skirts. A tight-fitting yoke 13 about eight Inches In depth. Then the knickerbockers are fulled, or. rather, plaited on. They nro much longer than others and are made to almost resemble a dancing skirt, so fine is the Bilk used and so voluminous. Ex. Notes nf tho Mole White satin and bilk are made into collars, collarettes and cuffs to wear with thin dresses. Collarettes and fronts of green taf feta are much admired, and will be worn with dresses of almost all sum mer materials. Heliotrope nnd orange Is a new com bination. It is Just tolerable if the proper shades are placed together. If not, it is atrocious. Skirts of lawn and dimity and organ die are made up with ruflles, trimmed with narrow Valenciennes laco, with a scalloped edge. A girl's hat has a wide brim, peaked over the front and faced with velvet. Tho Tarn O'Shanter crown Is of velvet, and there are loop3 and quill feathers at the side. The sleeves of the moat stylish dress es droop from the shoulders and have more fullness at the edbows than at over It? Aa to colors, it matters not A delicate ground color it neiua, for the blossoms, let them have colora galore. Trim your gown with Dresden ribbon, which goes so well with Dolly Varden effects. Make your sleeves tight-fitting and drape over them and the shoulders flimsy mull of some solid color. Then you may be prepared to hear: . . "Welcome, girl of '00. To thy sisters has bem given much, but unto you shall be the greatest glory. To thera has the power to Bteal hearts only been given, but unto you has been granted the right to demand." The Latest, In Chicago News. (inwm of I-llno Cloth. It is only fair, after so long a period of swan-walsted creatures, with belts pulled half way down over the natural line of the hips, that "things should take a turn." and the fetching little round-walsted yes, Bliort-walsted woman should have a show. Under this new regime even the rlpplel basques do not dismay her. They only add emphasis to the shortness of the waist and give a dash and chic to the figure. And now that the Blceves am less enormous, another item in her favor, she looks anything but "dumpy." The waist must always bo trimly built and encircled with a well nttlnfj belt, one that will ten! to lessen the appearance of the natural size. Instead of, as so many unfortunate belts do it b make it look much larger than it real ly is. It is neither safe nor good taste to wear too light-colored a belt upon a dark gown. A black belt is always the more kind friend, to far as compass goes. Light ones, however, are comparatively safe when wora with a light-colored gown. Then the coa trast will not be so noticeable. The girl with the wasp waist may wear the white or gilt belt to her heart's satis faction, but who would exchange with her, for 6he has grown awfully passe? A charming gown of lilac cloth, with a rough surface, has trimmings of fine round black cord, set oa la rows. The tklrt Is severely plain, though full of whirls and godets and smartly stiff ened to set out about tho feet. The v te&fc&WI&r any point above. To It U3 down very gradually, however, from the shoulder fullness there are full ruffles like the eaves of a house that project out over the tops of the collapsed eleeves. A dressy afternoon costume is made of white Irish poplin. It has the us ual full-gored Bklrt and a waist fitted at the sides and back, and with entire front and very full Bleeves of crepon. The collar, shoulder-seams, front and division between the puffs of the Bleeves are trimmed with gold galloon. Bright green la to te one of the pop ular colors cf the season. It Is spec ially liked with the new linens and dim ities, which are among the most de sirable fcr the coming warm-weather 06 Summer Girl, Hall! What are the fair dames buying? Linens, a great deal. The coming sea son will find at least one grass linen or linen batiste gowa In each ward robe. Linen may be. dull, but one must not get the Idea that these gowns will lack any of tbe gorgcouscess so ripple Jacket opens la pointed fashion across the front to show a vest of white satla overlaid with closely Bet rowo of black cord. The lower arm of the sleeve is also decorated with rows of the cord. Jwm. rampant now. Imagine a thla linen. Beneath It gleams yellow satin. Lace edges the gown and yellow ribbons adorn it. On tbe combining color may be blue, or green, or pink, and the lin en may be varied with a tiny colored stripe. Think you such a gown Is dull? For the sake of argument we admit It is dull. Then, why not have ao or gandie, with Immense flowers hunched Cycling Dreia, Daisy Deaa asks what Is tbe most appropriate cycling dress, and of what should It be made. Answer: Tho most sensible and becoming cycling costumo is a moderately short skirt, shirt waist, blazer or Jacket and well-fitting high shoes, or, If low shoes are worn, a pair of trim overgalters. A corset waist should be worn, as, of course, the reg ular corset Is not approved by any good authority. One sensible wheel woman wears opera-length hose of black, a ehort petticoat of black 6atin, moder ately full and buttoned together In tin middle so as to give the effect of full trunks. Tbe Bklrt and Jacket are of rough-surfaced Priestley cravenette. There Is a vest of black tatln provided to wear with It, also shirt waists and blouses, when desired. A sailor hat and thick gloves complete what is vot ed as one of the most practical outfits of the season. One advantage of the material is that it is strictly rain proof. Household Hints. If there be dust, sand or an eyelash la tho eye it should be removed ten derly by means of a fine cambric hand kerchief. Hold down the lower lid with the forefinger of the left hand and turn up the upper lid with tbe first finger. t-scaiiopea potatoes. Slice the raw potatoes very thin; let them remain in cold water eight hours, changing the water once or twice. Put them in a baking dish, cover with milk, add salt, pepper, butter and celery salt. Place la a slow oven, end, as the top browns, stir them. Repeat this until the po tatoes are perfectly Boft and tender. Pretty and useful photograph frames are made of circles of cardboard cov ered with crape paper. These are Joined, having a epaee to slip the pho tograph throu.h. The paper may be tainted la flortl design or paper flow ers made and attached In vine pattern around the margin. An exceedingly dainty one Is made square, tnd from the middle drawn back to either side are tiny garlands of flowers and vines. WOMEN COMPOSERS. BOSTON THE HOME OF TWO CELEBRATED ONES. Mist ! Talma About Her Mtthoda of Work aha Ilaan Her M osteal Career oa a riddle Mrfc.HeUun Uracil's Ac count of Herself. ' (Boston Letter.) 1SS LANG, I want you to tell me something of how composers work. Do they, generally speaking work much at the piano, depending upon im provising, for In stance, to Btumble upon Borne grand motllX?" "I suppose the methods of com posers vary as much as those of other artists. I can only speak with certainty of my own. Little songs and smaller compositions generally take definite and permancut shape in my mind be fore I touch my pencil. In greater works I often find it necensary to de viate somewhat from my original Idea when I come to the actual scoring.' "I think very few composers work at the piano, and ofton tho idea is aa spontaneous as a smile or a sigh.. I remember onco when McDowell was' staying with us, he sullenly learned that it was the anniversary of my mother's wedding day. He immediate ly turned to me and said: 'Let us play them a triumphal march at dinner,' and, seating himself at the desk, he wrote out in about ten minutes a march that had all the tire, color, balance nnd poise of a work of art. We played It at dinner to the great delight of th9 family." "Do compositions BUfjest themselves a rule, work quite independently of the piano," said Mrs. Peach. "Of course, In writing mutlc strictly for the piano, one may try the effect of what one has produced as he goes along. But la com posing for orchestra, I never touch the Instrument, as the result would only be misleading, giving one, indeed, quite a faleo Idea of values." "I suppose, Mrs. Beach, before com mitting your composition to paper, you hear It as clearly and definitely with the mind's car, as the artist sees his pic ture before painting It." "Absolutely every note of it. One must have a skilled memory for the values of the different instruments. You know Wagner wrote the whole of 'Lohengrin without ever hearing a note of It with his outer ear. It was during his exile to a little Swiss vil lage; and you can Imagine the heart hunger of that great soul upon re ceiving Liszt's enthusiastic letters of Its productloa la Weimar. Every effort was made to persuade the government to allow Wagner to go to Weimar for a single night, that he might hear his work Just once, and then retura to exile but all la vain. I get almost as much pleasure from reading the or chestral score of a great work as from hearing It played. You doubtless would prefer seeing Booth's 'Hamlet to reading the play, but would vastly prefer reading the play to peeing it badly put on the stsgt. It is exactly po with me la music. I would get the came comparative pleasure from read ing an orchestral score as you would get from reading 'Hamlet." "When you hear one of your works played for the first time, does It offer you any FurprlRes?" MISS LANG, as simple melodlej for you to fill In the harmonies according to your knowl edge of counterpoint and the rules of harmony, and do they make their ap pearance a phrase at a time?" "Emphatically to. A melody, a 6lmple tune, never comes without Its accompanying harmonies, nnd always In more complete fcrm than by single phrases. You know I was really very old. compared with many, when 1 began to compose. I must have been 11 or 12. I had never given much attention to music except to playing tho violin. I began to fiddle with some other girls, and the idea came to mo to compose some concerted music for our sppcl.il use. I had never studied harmony at all, so I turned my composition over to my father, who walkel over the in correct scoring with his blue pencil, and It was decided that If I were going to compose I must immediately begin the study of harmony, counterpoint, and, finally, of orchestration. It seems to me that only a very mathematical mind can enjoy studying harmony for its own sake. It is very difficult, and is interesting only as a means to an end, as an aid to composition." "In writing songs, 13 your aim to find words for some melody you have in mind, or do you compose the music to voice some favorite poem?" "Always the latter. Nevln told me some years ago 1 do not know wheth er hla methods may have changed that it was his custom to commit a poem to memory and carry it about in his mind for days and weeks; that it went with him everywhere, upon the streets and Into the shops until it was literally in his blood, then the music came." "Do you find it necessary to modify or alter your works after hearing an orchestra play their, for the first time?" "I sometimes find that certain ef fects overbalance the particular effect for which I have striven; but I have an absurd prejudice against worklug a composition over which I have once considered finished. 1 vastly prefer writing something quite new, trying to avoid the faults into which I may have previously fallen. After the Boston orchestra rehearsed my symphony for the first time, the conductor requested mo to make a considerable cut in one of the movements. Very much against my wishes I did sc. and after tho con cert one of the first violins came to me and eald: 'Oh, Miss Lang, why did you make that cut? If you had a child with one leg longer than the other, HISKED LIFE FOR CHARITY. Daring leat of a Wealthy and Artsto- ratio rnrlslemio. Paris Letter. Among the latest sensations in sensation-loving Paris 13 the darlngballoon trip recently made by Mme. Dn Cast, an aristocratic member of the grando monde worth millions in her own right. Madam has long been a liberal contrib utor to charitable funds of various kinds. Therefore It is not cause for surprise that the aerial Journey referred to had for its principal object the benefit of Parisian poor. The famous Capazza parachute was some time ago given its first trial in Tarls and was found to work admirably. Then another ascen sion was made with it in Brussels, with equally satisfactory results. Mme. Du Cast read of these events nnd was struck with tho idea that if she wpre to make an ascension with the aeronaut in the French capital the public might be induced to pay well for the privilege of seeing ber start on the perilous Jour ney. Signor Capazza, of course. Jumped at the suggestion, and at tho snme time assuring madam that there was abso lutely no danger. Accordingly, public announcement was made that on a cer tain day Mme. Du Gast, tho society leader, would accompany the aeronaut on ote of his trips, the entire gate re ceipts to go to the benevolent institu tions of the French colony. At the hour appointed at least 2J.000 people had assembled. Madam took her place i in the basket, Cspazza stepped In next and in a few moments tho balloon, re leased from its mtioiings, uhot up amid the frantic plaudlt3 of delighted thou saiula. A height of 4,000 feet was reached. Then the aeronaut allowed the gna to escape. Tho parachute opened at the same time, and the vojag ers tiov.iy descended, experiencing hardly a Jar on reaching the eartb J, v r v MME. DU GAST. ppain Capazza Is enthusiastic over the molness displayed by his fair passen C?r, who has expressed herself as being ready to make any number of ascen sions with tbe same object In view. r - im--. a v. r i HELEN A. BEACH, you would not try to remedy the de fect by cutting off the foot. The part cut may have been inadequate, your balance may not have ben good, but it was the best you had, and by the cut you 6lmply deprived the movement of any tense of balance wnatever. It was exactly like taking off the child's foot to make the legs of equal length. I knew how true this was, and if I had been a little stronger end perhaps a little older, I should bave refused to submit to the cutt'nc process, even If it meant the withdrawing of the sym phony." A few hours later found me at the beautiful home of Mrs. H. A. Beach, of Commonwealth avenue. "I am quite sure that composer, as To Save tha Hayseed. A device for permitting the hayseed guest to blow out the gas in his bed room at the city hotel without Incon venience to himself or anybody els has been patented by a West Haven, Conn., man. The burner Is made of a metal having great expansive and contractive properties. The gas Is turned on la the regular way and a small screw Is turned hlch admits a small flow of gas through the burner. Tbe gas Is lighted, and the heat expands the metal and automatically opens a valve per mitting a full flow of gas. The gas can be turned off in the ordinary way, but if the gas is blown out tho metal con tracts, closing tbe valve, and all the gas that escapes Is the very small quan tity admitted by the screw valve. f hlnesa Qaall lu Maryland. Frank T. Redwood is interested in the increase of wild fowl in this coun try and has an idea that Chinese quail may be successfully introduced. A friend brought him six of these birds a year ago. They were liberated In Talbot county and flew off in the woodj as naturally as though a China. But that was the last ever seen of them. They have disappeared entirely, so far as Mr. Redwood or his friends have been able to discover. Mr. Redwood is still firm ia his faith that thl3 rpeclos of bird will flourish in America, and to this end has arranged to have twenty pairs brought over from China and lt , loose in the woods of Maryland. BalU ! more American. Tha C om-f ed Mil!ophr. ! "Why," asked the youngest of the j neophytes, "why Ehould truth always , rlso again when crushed to earth?" . "Because cf Hi elasticity, of course," answered tho corn-fed philosopher. ! "Don't you lm how tay It is to Btretch tho truth?" j New York has about 3.0'J physicians, j only COO of whom are aatlve Ameri . cans. Seventeen per cent of all the doctors In Brltala live ia Londoa. IIUMORISTSn FLE8H-GIVINQ J0Ke LEANER READER" j Hard Tlma. ,n Corkt Th t?t tha Mother of !..., Jetsam Frou. tha T,,, 0,, H a? ;tfv N,w Jn J i Sometime, tli ,J lst rainize . Cut 'tis or.ly la her eyes, Oh tho coquetry of her eye3 ' Shocking eyc-3, '. Mocking eyes! Mocking when your her.rt wvh. To her low nnd tender u-v, Fornr times sad. yet ever wiV Why shculd man fo highly or'? Two fuch sinful, living lies Etrtrani A. Marburgh, iaTrntl Merely a M:ibniirt. An Irishwoman sent U t h, m- in s;rcat haste. She ed hlrn to meet hor i ' and he hastened thither slth all 8jt The woman's son was about to i inui ior inirgl;uy. v;bfa,v lawyer entered tho court theollwosj uaueii p iu mci, ana la aa tx- voice said: "Tr T1 m . ... ..... wi aui e To git a contlu. nni.) iur i;:p d y, JlmniiO. "Very well, madam." rcnlM tv.i.. yer. "I will do so if I p. w J, be necessary to present to the coarl ouiur fc.oumia ior a remand. Why shall I Bay?" "Shure, ye can list tell tho 01 want a continuance till OlcanjltJ ui-iuer lawyer lo Fpake for the b'y." The lawyer drorned the ms .v,. nnd there, and we are not lnfonsMcr me oiu iaoy'a next move.-Scottu; rs ignis. Xot In Ills I.ln "The palmists tell us about tie lb of life, the line of fate and all oti: lines," observed Mrs. Morcoab. tb was Interested in the science, "but ti palmist who wrote thla book-" "Have you been buying a book c palmistry?" asked Morcoaib. "Why, yes." "Had your hand looked at, too,Inj.' pose? "I have." t "What did It cost?" "Only to." "Only $ j. H'm! what dll the rate Bay about your line of economy?" "He didn't say anything. Tien Isn't any Biich line, Is there?" "If there is," snorted Morconb, "ft palmist never sees It iu the hand c anybody who visits htm." Chijip Tribune. A Hint for tho Orrhrntrt. A newspaper correpondrEt tcT how, on a vinit some months ago to Email town near r-'anch'ster, he e; across a portable theater, outslda c! which was the announcement that t play of "Hamlet" would that eveala: be performed. Evening came and & performance commenced. The cur'a: descended at the conclusion of tie first act. To tho surprise of tho audience :i amid much laughter, Hamlet pej;1 his head in front of the curtain. i:i addressing the orchestra, which cm eisted of a solitary violin player, claimed, in tragic and rejroa. tones: "I told you a flourish of trumpets. - Weekly Telegraph. "Onlf (Inn r.lrl In tha World for V "If mv wife comes la here tell It, n nralf fnr mp Tllease." Said J0C rushing Into the big dry goods stcre c! Smith R- Cn. "Yes, but how am I to know fio your wife is?" asked tho iutjm6 clerk. Ah Tin enrp" trflS the WT "Well,' then, don't say anything to s . t ,i,,in ir till I returu and he rushed out, while the c!r looked longingly at a pile driver the street. St. Taul Dispaica. Terrain Evldsnra. , "Do you know my wKc?" t vnt-n nnt that nleasure. ..ni Vnw I know that J08 don't know her." Judge. Tba Effect of Hard Tim mm mi ii r. i The Tall One-And where jr long fine whiskers ye naa i & The Short One-Whi.t! t wife's new Frinch coat reeded mlns. Do you see thim? -W Weekly. Xrctalty tha Mother of !". II i 1 I l' f "Hello, there! "Hello. rigfJr "H that you. MUsli CM maker, would yer 'n' :t t t acrost the way to nT v tJ a Mary of Midlclne co.i thrlped ralst."-1rutn.