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"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
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
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
"I don't know," replied the girl
doubtfully, looking at him. "You've
ght blue eyes, but you're sort of dark
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
"Red suits you," said the young
"How would this do?" asked the
"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
"You're a jollier, ain't you?" said
"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
"I don* know," said the girl, with
-a somewhat softened manner. "I'd
hate to trust you. How would this
"I'll take it you say so. If you
think it's all right, it's all right for
"Was there anything more?"
"You don't keep matrimonial ties,
"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., ^
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
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
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
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,
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.
"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."
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??
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
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. .
I T 1ll?1 !?iZZ-H-^2
These high grade Shoes z
j best cn the market and are w
dressed men everywhere.
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GOT ANOTHER HEAVY FINE THIS
MORNING?IS NOT SAFE TOSWEAR
IN RINGS AND
Officer Fort-ley found Peter MacDonald
on Madison street last night
about 9 o'clock. Peter was beastly
drunk, and swearing rings around the
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.
Photographer Howard haa moved
from the building on Jackson street
to a "movable" building on Monroe
street, opposite the Grand Opera
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