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^??????mmmmm??? ? 1UGK IN PEA. I COCK PLUMES: "Common Superstition That They Bring ill Fortune Unfounded. Thr centuries many people have had sa. idread of peacock feathers, fearing that the wearing of them would bring evil fortune, says the Chicago Chronicle. The superstition has nothing to ' warrant its existence save its age, for there seems to he little foundation in history for it. Recently the pubJishers of a well-known English magazine were forcibly reminded of this when they issued , their holiday number vith ah elaborate peacock design -on the cover. The magazine found no sale on the :nevre-slands and the publishers were ^actually obliged to recall the issue and provide a new decoration. whether it would be possiDie 10 /make as popular is bard to tell. Perliaps it might be done if fashion /should take it in hand as she has the .peacock-feather design. The colorings are rich and dark-toned and are nosed for hats, gowns and ribbons in / every variety of style. f-iady Curzon, Vicereine of India, is /snreiy not prejudiced against the pea=cock feather for she has an entire sown xnade of the applied peacock -eyes. It is like a magnificent embroidered velvet and marvelous in col aoring. .Stunning buttons are seen made to imitate the peacock eye. They seem to have been designed purposely for the green and blue changeable taffeta walking suits. The peacock design appears also in belt buckles, hatpins brooches and set in long chains, with a charm of o. /single eye inclosed in glass, supposed to he as lucky as the four-leaf clover. ri^Qirrn at the opera was a comb for the back hair of French-gray silver. A peacock feath er, exquisitely carved, turned over the top, and the "eye" was a combination of Oriental stones in richest greens and bines. Buying a Tie. "I don't know just what color I do want," said the young man to the girl who presided at the tie counter. ""What color would you get if you was me?" "I don't know," replied the girl doubtfully, looking at him. "You've ght blue eyes, but you're sort of dark complected. The girl dropped the lashes ever tnem effectively. "I .think a blue would be real becoming," she said, '"but you could wear a red just as welL" "Red suits you," said the young man admiringly. "How would this do?" asked the giri. "Wnafs that?" "Forty-eight?the same as the others." "I mean what do you call Hie tie?" \ "Oh, that's an Ascot.' "I'd have to tie that myself, wouldn't I?" t "Surely-" "Then that lets me out. 1 never * - <conld tie a tie and I haven't anybody to tie it for me. That's pretty hard .luck, isn't it? Have you got a bow?" "I don't know if it's any of your business," said the giri. ^ "I mean a bow tie. Course I knew yen had a beau?dozens ot 'em. When a lady's, got your looks she cain't going to be understocked with beaux." "You're a jollier, ain't you?" said rttte girl. "Not so's you'd notice it. I wouldn't try to give you a jolly, anyway. I wouldn't give you anything but the straight goods." "I don* know," said the girl, with -a somewhat softened manner. "I'd hate to trust you. How would this ,bow do?" "I'll take it you say so. If you think it's all right, it's all right for me." "Was there anything more?" "You don't keep matrimonial ties, ?lo you?" "You'll have to go round to the Court-house for one," said the girl; "'we don't carry them. Customers would be ^bringing 'em back all the time and wantin' to exchange "em for something better. Ca-ashl" "You ain't so slow either," said the youtg man.?Chicago News. Your Vacation Time. Tor larn do ways er wisdom You ain't got fur ter roam; Wen Satan call ter see you Say you done lef home. iEf he answer dat he sorry 33h think he'll loaf about, JDes holler thoo' de keyhole? Yon done sold out. Dat des de way ter do him, ; / 32f you' hedge along de way THe'll take a seat fer dinner? En yon's de one'U pay., ^ Atlanta Constitution. j|||te I have some of the best lots on the , South Sfdefor sale at from $550 t<T <$T00. ^ H 'T.ANHAIVT A COMIC TRAGEDY. i Tie Atfdlenee Was Ready, but the | Show W?> Tantfled Cp. John Banvard, wtux. afterward beI came famous as the painter of a great ! panorama of Mississippi scenery, set out in liis boyhood, in the early thirties, to travel down the "Great Water" in a flatboat -with a number of companions. They built their boat on the Wabash and were' to pay their way by exhibiting dioramie views in the cabin at 'landings. Unfortunately the candlelights were not then shining through the sycamores along the Wabash, and before the adventurers reached a settled region they ran out of provisions. In the woods they could and nothing but papaws. luscious at first, but Quickly cloying. For two days, wrote the slxteenvenr-old Banvard. we bad nothing whatever to eat but those awful papaws. The very sight or memory of one made me shudder. Then, on a joyful, sunny afternoon, we approached Shawneetown, 111., on the Ohio river, where we were advertised to exhibit. As we came in we could see on the bank a crowd of people. Some carried chickens, some eggs, some yarns, some potatoes, some "side meat" (bacon) and some eornmeal. Our dinner was in sight, for all those things were intended as payment for admission at the door, and all were "good." Our stomachs hungered, and our mouths watered for the feast; hut. alas, we were too eager! Working our boat toward land, we ran upon a reef and stuck fast. Every effort to set us free failed. Darkness came on, and before our eyes our "house" disbanded and went home, carrying our supper with them. Discouraged and forlorn, wc turned to our hag of papaws for what consolation we could And and then went to sleep. In the night we floated free and at daylight were in the woods again eight miles below those luscious provisions. That was one of the most awful tragedies of my life.?Youth's Companion. DOMESTIC NEGLECT. Tlie Tragedy of Little Things That Are Left Undone. The judge and spectators in a Kansas City courtroom laughed when a husband testified that his wife gave him only "mechanical kisses." Thon the lawyers devoted many mill utes to the question, "What is a mechanical kiss?" They decided that it was 'a salutation given only through a :sense of duty, and then they laughed some more. . They didn't go far enough. They might have called it a tragedy. With most women affection lasts. It burns as strongly in old age as in golden youth. A caress means a world of joy to them. Some men forget. They grow careless. Carelessness is often a species of selfishness. Once it was a privilege to press a lover's kiss on the lips of a wife at the door when leaving in the morning, again as a warm greeting that always marked the homecoming at night. And one morning the man forgot the caress and lost himself in business. And a shadow fell on a romance, and the woman wept. She tried to be brave and sensible. She tried- to laugh at the silly fear that he didn't care for her. She assured herself a hundred times that it was such a little thing and that it was natural for him to forget and that it was unreasonable for her to expect the joy of the honeymoon through life. She wiped away her tears and resolved to hide her grief and be kind, loving, patient. And the man never knew. Perhaps some day he went into court and complained that he had been the recipient of. "mechanical kisses." Domestic neg lect isn't always confined to lack of food and clothing. Cruelty doesn't always take the form of physical abuse. When men learn to think, when they remember that the little attentions often mark the difference between joy and sorrow in a woman's life, there will be more real happiness in the world.?Mil waukee Journal. icor Tender Feet. After dancing for a little while many people's feet get very tender and uncomfortable. If you are troubled in this way. try this plan: Tut ivy leaves next the soles of your feet, inside the stockings. Cut out the hard center rib, iay the leaves as smoothly as possible, draw your stockings carefully over so as not to disarrange them, and see that your shoes fit just comfortably. For walking in warm weather this is an ex eel lent plan and prevents tlie feet from getting tender.?New York News. His Promotion. "Pa," said little Johnny, "teacher is thinking about promoting me." "How $o you know?" "From what slie said today." "And what was that?" "She said if I kept on I'd belong to the criminal class." Two Statements. Ascum?Some people are saying that you made most of your money In politics. Leader?But others are saying I made most of my money out of politics; so who are ye going to believe?? Philadelphia Press. The Proper Coper. "And what did you do when the doctor told you you would have to quit wearing a corset and give up sweets?" "I sent' for another doctor."?Chicago Ttecnrd-TTernld. Whoever makes the fewest persons uneasy is the best bred In the company.?Swift Joy, temperance and repose slam the door on the doctor's nose.?Longfellow. Friday, May 13th, Summer Haft opening at Sterople's. . DUNLf DUNUf DU.HLf Oo2 ^3?s ***** I T 1ll?1 !?iZZ-H-^2 J/sV5z C/v--g: gaa ZIcC pr-cQ S30HS S30HS : S30HS These high grade Shoes z j best cn the market and are w dressed men everywhere. Randal 32 7 SUv PROFANITY GOT ANOTHER HEAVY FINE THIS MORNING?IS NOT SAFE TOSWEAR IN RINGS AND CIRCLES. Officer Fort-ley found Peter MacDonald on Madison street last night about 9 o'clock. Peter was beastly drunk, and swearing rings around the arc lights. Peter acknowledged the drunk charge, but knew nothing about the profanity end of it. His nonor certainly means to kill this habit on our streets, for although it was Peter's first time up, he was fined $S.OO, which lie will work out. The lecture coiyse was abandoned this morning. Clerk Engle being absent from the Court room. Ned Smith did the official service in the absence of the clerk. - Relative Size. Perhaps t may attempt to illustrate the profound truth enunciated in a recent art critique in tu,s paper, that large and small are not absolute, but relative terms. The electron-?which was referred to as the smallest thing we know?bears to the atom of which it is a constituent a relation all hut incredible This is ine way on unm Lodge puts it: Let. us imagine an atom as large as St. Paul's Cathedral. Tlie electrons which circle within it will then be about the size of this hill stop. The distances between the electrons will be comparable, relatively to their size, to those, between the planets of the solar system. Now, let us see what is the real size of tills atom thus magnified to the size of St. Paul's. Lord Kelvin has answered that. He calculates that if a drop of water were magnified to the size of the earth its constituent atoms would he somewhere between the size 51 a small shot and cricket balls. Having thus obtained an idea as to t he size or an atom, try to conceive pf the electron. which bears to it the relation that a full stop bears to St. Paul's Cathedral- Large and small are terms relative to the mind of man wl: coined them, and the best answer to the annotator who declares that the Dutch painters "taught the insignificance of man is that saying of the Greek philosophers: "Man is tli measure of all things."?Pall Mall Gazette. Moved. Photographer Howard haa moved from the building on Jackson street to a "movable" building on Monroe street, opposite the Grand Opera ipWS " IP HATS \? MTS * c CHI ? * C=^2^; * =2=1?.r~ 5^33 **-***-*-* Q >?p "*"^j * t * ?' 1 ? L" - ) * C-C j *' * zr>*?V t C*o aaisiNws ygi^iNi/s *? /r??? w * ? ? V 7 rdisiNuy ind Hats are without doubt th orn and admired by the bes 1 Si Oo.j lain St. Going to Paintr The initial step to proper paintino is the selection o! proper paints. We sell onlu the best paints that it is possible to make. Also full line Wall Paner and Room Moulding. A. M. KNIGHT, Jacobs Block. Monroe St. 8s Now Open ABBOTT'S BOARDING H0US1 j I Next to the New Jacobs Building 01 Monroe Street. Furnished Rooms. Table Board. Entire house newly furnish ed. Baths, all conveniences Booms are large, airy, com fortable, homelike. Beds an soft', new and well taken can of. Board will bo the bes and lots of it. For rates cal U -v-v 77* J nn ?t/\n f/-i? 1 1 ill UUU3C. i- J.AiV3 I'ui 1V71 it g^R. 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