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• ir '' ' .r . Js : :;'v.V ■ % mgi mtm ' Wmm ■ZrZ&mi ■ •V. < 4 HI l : ; té ■ÿ ■ -i. Wk ■ ■ : H< \ A & W: ■>. ■it ■ ' ■m mimi y ) i •r "tv r !& k'ÿ j § jj < 8 ; 4 j m j J'M "t. f» î lately free from pillars. The display from the National Museum and the Smithsonian Institution la unrivaled. The original treaty between France and the United States, by which the Louisiana Territory was transferred to this coun try, is exhibited by the State Department The United States Government Building at the St. Louis World's Fair Is the largest exposition structure ever erected by Uncle Sam. It Is 704 feet long and has a width of 250 feet. It Is distinguished among the other exhibition struc tures by the durability of Its construction. Huge girders of steel support the superstructure, leaving an interior abso THE OLD, SWEET FIELDS. Yunder, where the valley is— Where the rivers rush, "Welcome!" sings the mockin'blrd, "Howdy!" pipes the thrush. And to the host o' them we say, "We've come to spend a holiday!" Sure, that bird's sweet singing Sounds familiar still; Valley-voices bringing Echoes from the hill! That voice—we heard It far away— Sweet calling to a child at play. And there are wild, sw'eet joys there, Where barefoot fellows roam— Just as of old, the boys there They drive the cattle home. And some one near the battle-bars Looks winsome 'ueath the twilight stars O loved, remembered plncesl 1 greet you once again; Retailing in strange faces Youth's passion and its pain! But, more than all, its joy—that seems An echo in an old man's dreams! —Atlanta Constitution. BETWEEN ACTS. \f Î NNICE WHEATLEY strolled to the window and gazed idly out This was strictly in accordance with the Instructions conveyed in the little blue-covered book of typewriting, which read: "And I will explain it all to you. (Gertrude walks to window R and gazes Idly out." Considering that this was the 217th time she had done this, the view from the window had lost somewhat of its novelty. She knew exactly what she would see there. At her right would be a huge electric calcium pouring its green rays upon her white dress. It had been decided that green would be bet ter than blue. The moon had been green ever since the night when the stage manager had arrived at this de cision. There were also a couple of stage braces bolding up the scenery, and sometimes a couple of stage hands 'n v ery dirty sleeves lent animation to the view. Though the men were absent and Annlce was .pble to give her whole at tention to the floor, on which some one bad chalked, "1 love you," in a clear print. She wondered Idly who might have done this. Some stage hand, probably considering It a good Joke. Surely one would make such an open confes sion and expect to be taken seriously. She was still wondering when she heard the cue, which was her signal turn with a cry of horror to perceive Lady Gwendolin prostrate upon the floor, struck down by Hugh de Malt ravers, who In private life was a must unvlllaln-llke villain. After that It was a busy time until the fall of the curtain, when she nad to run for the dressing-room for change to the third-act costume. She the chalk marks no further gave thought until the following evening. There, again, were the eloquent words neatly chalked for her Inspoc She was the only one required tion. to use the window. She could not snp that the message was meant pose any one else. Gradually the legend began to annoy Every evening the same words her. appeared, only to disappear before came time to make the change for the next act. She complained to the stage man ager, but that official could offer no practical suggestion. He was certain It was none of the stage boys, and that was all the satisfaction she could ob tain. The matter both annoyed and inter ested her. It takes but little to make talk in a company, and she wisely held her peace; but she kept a sharp eye out in the hope of discovering the offender. She even made a practice of running to the window the moment the curtain fell in the hope of discovering the writer erasing the lines, but by that time the marks had been obscured and she could only wait for time to unravel the mystery. On the 250th performance Agnes Carleton celebrated the event by intro ducing a new gown. In place of the white satin, which was beginning to show the marks of wear and tear, she appeared In a handsome black satin, which caused every woman in the au dience a pang of Jealousy and inci dentally got her several newspaper items. As usual, Annlce t-tood by the win dow wondering who her unknown ad mirer might be. Lady Gwendolln gave her customary shriek and Annlce turned with a scream of terror to be hold the villain's wicked work. To-night she supplemented her stage horror with a cry more natural. Lady Gwendolln fell with her face toward the audience, that they might marvol at the play of her facial expression ns she slowly died from the effects of Mnltravers' cruel blow. There on the hack of the black satin were the marks of a man's fingers clearly outlined in white. In a flash It all came to her. Hugh Cameron, who played Maltravers, was the only person who left the stage. He made his exit from the very window' cut of w'hlch she had been looking. All of the other characters were supposed to enter from the castle on the opposite side of the stage. It was an easy matter to chalk the legend while she was having her scene with Miss Carleton. Then when he fled from the consequence of his mur derous assault he could rub out the chalk marks. Only the black satin dress had been out of his calculations. When he hud grappled with I>ady Gwendolln, the chalk from his imperfectly cleaned fingers had left their mark. On the old white dress they had not been notice able. All through the last act the incident kept running through her head. She liked Cameron very much, better than anyone else In the company, been so kind to her In many ways, deferential, she could not believe that be had sought to Insult her. She could not even Imagine him doing such a thing even for a Joke. He was not that sort of a man. It hurt her to think that he had hand In his Joke. Just as the curtain fell at the close of the act she turned to Cameron. "I should like to speak to you after you have changed," she said simply. He bowed, but It was with no easy heart that be awaited her coming He Lad a the dark stage. She broached the subject directly. "Mr. Cameron," she demanded, "why do you annoy me by chalking such surd sentiments underneath the win dow in the second act?" "How do you know?" he countered. "You left chalk marks on Miss Carleton's black dress this evening," "Now I want to know it she explained. why you played such an absurd prank." He colored like a guilty schoolboy. "Believe me," he said, earnestly, "it was no prank. I meant it, every word. One night I stood by the window. The stage hands were all busy with a card game at the rear and I knew no one would see it before I came off after the murder. I picked a piece of chalk off the call board and wrote the words. You see, while I play villain on the stage I am anything hut a bold man off. Just as I was going to sign them I heard the cue that brought you to the window and I had Just time to whisk round the corner. I have been trying every night since then to get the courage to sign my name, but if it hadn't been for the blessed dress 1 never should have done so. I mean it, every word of it, Miss Wheatley. Won't you believe me?" By special request Miss Carleton will w r ear her black dress at the wedding. a DRESS WITH MUCH TASTE. British House of Commons Is the Best Garbed Body in the World. Taking it all round the House of Commons is the best-dressed assembly in the world. It has an air of good breeding, of men accustomed to draw iug-rooms and good society. The gen eral deportment comes up to a fairly high average. You see honorable members wearing their hats in the house and the sight offends, but that is not a point of manners, but a cus tom with a picturesque history at the back of it You sometimes, too, see honorable members asleep and you often hear unmannerly interruptions from the Irish and tory benches. On the other hand, you never see an En glish M. P., as I have often seen an American Congressman, enjoying the luxury of a "dry smoke" and relieving himself by profuse spitting. The House, too, is much more punc tilious than Congress on the small points of order. Whenever a member violates them he is Instantly hauled up, not merely by the speaker, but by his fellow members, to many of whom it is part of the spice of life to pounce upon offenders. As for the oratorical standard of the House It is difficult speak with precision. The late Em press of Austria used to say that she saw more good and more bad riding the English shires than anywhere else In the world. Much the same sort criticism might be passed on parlia mentary eloquence. Some of It is ceedingly good, better, I think, than anything one is likely to hear In Con gress, but much of it Is atrocious. the whole, in this, as In many other spheres of Anglo-American compara tives. I should be Inclined to say that, while the House of Commons best better than the Congressional best, the House of Commons average Is low the Congressional average.—Har per's Weekly. Cost of Electricity. The census office estimates that elec tricity has entered into the life of country to the extent of $7 worth year for each man, woman and child of the population. Of this $3 worth supplied by the electric traction com panies, $1.50 worth by the electric concerns and 75 cents worth by telephone companies. The telegraph also takes about 50 cents a year from each of the 75,000,000 people, while the rest of the $7 Is charged off electric fire alarms, signals and eral supplies. Carved Furniture. To dust carved furniture there nothing better than a painter'* brush. Wages in the United States on th< average are more than twice those li Belgium, three times those of Den mark, Germany, Italy and Spain, and one and one half those in England and Scotland. The Cow—Gee I'm thirsty. 1 wish I belonged to a Wall street syndicate. The Rooster—Why do you wish that? The Cow—'Cause they never forget to water their stock.—Puck. Submarines are built of sufficient strength to permit them to sink to a depth of 100 feet if necessary, but, of course, they seldom go as far beneath the surface. "Life is full of trials," said the mel ancholy citizen. "Yes," answered Mr. Grafton Brag, "and the worst of it is that a whole lot of the trials are resulting in con victions."—Washington Star. The Medical Press and Circular has learned that, so long as skirt bands are fastened round the waist, corsets or stiff material snould be worn. That coral reefs are made up entire ly of the skeletons of animals and algae is proved by borings to a depth of more than 1,000 feet in the Pacific island of Funafuti. Mr. Aibee's Opinion. Alpine, Cal., June 6.—Mr. T. M. Al bee, our postmaster has expressed an opinion based on his own experience which will no doubt be of interest to Mr. Albee is a man of few many. words, but his well known truthfnll neea and uprightness of character adds much weight to any statement he makes. 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Eczema kindles a fire that water will not quench, and that lotions, salves, powders and As warm weather comes on and the system is soap cannot smother. __ _ A P _ , * reacting and the blood making extra efforts to throw off the accumu lated poisons, Eczema at tuck, ivith -doubled vio lence, und the sufferer is al- ÏÏRST.Tid Ä.TpSÄÄ™ most distracted by the fear- White, husky scabs came, and when these would r ] •, i • „„j T*. shed off the place became red airain, and would fill itching and burning. It itch anc ^ t> urn so that she found it impossible to is the most uncomfortable Bleep. At times a yellow water ran from the i ...„(IcrrAf nil cltin bumps, and it kept getting worse and worse. Our and aggravatingot all Skin fQmily physician pronounced it Eczema, and pre emptions and a terror in scribed ointments and powders; but it kept . 'm weather spreading, breaking out on her body and arms warm weatlier. . ond almoBt c i ose a up her cars. 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