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J In the Running Brook
I We find a greater charm than in the
stagnant pond. So. too, in store-
f keeping-. Liveliness, a constant ac-
f tivity a daily newness and fresh-
t ness the sparkle of unexpected
J values make the alert store a place
1 of interest at all times. Our every
m effort is directed toward making-just"
such a store.
JaputinudChina Frauceand America
all have their n-preseritatlve make
here. Each with itfinsrticular excellence
emphasized hv unusual prices.
The GS-iu. China Silks stripes and
Dresden patterns extra value, 50c.
75c. Pin Sir jm Tafielas, very icat, G2c.
The 98c. Black Japan Kilkis, 75c.
ly handsome for capes, $1.25.
A lot FaiR-y Figured China Silks out ot
the common quality for the price, 19c.
$5.00 and $5.r0 Cloth Capes
various ktvles plain, braided and
sflk lined, $3.98.
Black and Gray All-wool Serge Blazer
Suits extra -wide fekirt, plaited and
btiffened buck. A $1 2.50 value, $9.98.
Balance of our All-wool and Silkand Wool
Cron, Tailor-made Skirts. Regularly
sold at $12.C0, $15 and $17.50, $8.98.
The bulanceof our$7.C0 Serge undCrepon
Skirts-to close out, $4.G8.
Or.r $4.00 Extra Large Sleeve Waists
speciallv priced. $2.98.
Ordinal and Navy Riefeis, sizes 4 to 14.
Regularly $1.50, $1.25.
125 Dozen All-linen Checked and Plain
Fringed Napkins. Special, 2c each.
2,000 yards" Glass Toweling, in colored
checks and stripes. Special. 2c yard.
Bleached Turkish Towels. 18x38 good
heavy quality, lie each.
Pure Linen Damask To wols fancy border
knotted Xrmge. Special at 12 l-2c.
A lMirgain iu Extra Heavy, All-linen Ger-
man, Damask Napkins, 3-4 size, per
dozen $1 49.
AlHinen Colored Border, FrmgedBreakfast
Cloth 2 yards loug 82c each.
Popular Shopping Place,
416 Seventh Street Northwest.
WitGliBTLf Lifrks
in Women's Eyes
Homely Women Mate Them
selves Fascinating, but the
Optic Nerve Is Strained.
(Copyright by Bacheller. Johnson & Bach
eller.) OMEN will be
blind In a few gen
erations if they
do not stop using
their eyes," said
an oculist to a
Hoclety woman
who applied to
him for an eyo
"Take yourcasc,
my dear madam.
Tou come to me with a 'queer sensation
in your eyes. They do not pain you ex
cept along the optic nerve, at the side of
the head, with shooting pangs when you
are tired, running along under those cheer
llsbed side waves of yours. Your eyrs
are not inflamed; they do not twitch,
and you have no organic eye trouble,
yetl must repeat that you , as well as others
of your sex, will be blind if you keep
"Now sis you are beginning to get
nugry, I will tell you lro w youreyes trouble
you; and if I do not describe your symp
toms exactly, you have only to stop me,
and I will own that I am in the wrong.
"Your eyes, to begin with, feel particu
larly strong and bright in the morning.
You can see well. You are clear headed,
and nothing Is wrong, apparently. About
noontime your eyes surprise you by 'clos
ing suddenly, with a Miarp Jerk, and,
remaining shut a second, to open again
with a stinging sensation. By afternoon
you areas drowsy as you ough tto be at mid
night, and by dusk you cannot see at all.
Later, this drowsiness wears off, your
eyes sparkle and bum, until your friends
tell you how brilliant you arc looking.
But when the lights are out the drowsy
feeling Is all gone You cannot sleep
for that fire in your head. Each day it
gets a little more troublesome, and each
day your friends tell you how much more
brilliantyoureyesgrow "
"Go on," said the society woman,
catching her breath with a little gasp of
"Oh, there is not much more, but If you
live to be seventy you will wear black
glass spectacles."
"Why? Why? How am I to blame,"
cried the society beauty, alarmed at the
picture; "and what can I do?"
"Dou't 'use your eyes so much. Tou
women with pretty eyes learn that your
eyes are the secret ot your power. You
learn It in the cradle, and you begin to
practice your eye-work with your first
steps. By the time you are grown up you
liave It perfect.
"Now I have in mind a email woman,
One lot of TapeMry and Body Brussels
Rugs, 23x30 and 27x32. Were 75c,
50 c
Potter's Best Table Oil Cloth, in white
and colors, 45 inches wide. Per
yard, 15c.
Shelf Oil Cloth 3c per yard.
44c! Pick from that lot of Ladles'
and Children's Hats including Leg
horns, black and all colors fancy
straws were S9c. aud-$l. Special
to-morrow 44c.
Flowers Roses, Daisies Orchids, But
ton ups. Mignonette, 25c they're the
50c. and 75c. kind.
Violets at 4c the dozen.
Ribbons and Ribbons One lot in par
ticularfancy striped and Dresden
figured all colors worth 38c. Spe
cial, 21c.
12 l-2c Lonsdale Cambrics, 10c
No more than ten yards to a customer.
12 1-2c Pepperell Sheetings, 54-inch,
7 3-4C
20cand25c Fancy Percallncs, 12 l-2c
Cc. Best Dressmakers' Cambric, 3 3-4c
22c Quality Hair Cloth, 15c.
10c Quality Shirting Percales, 7o.
12 l-2c Grade Dimities, 10c
15c Quality Dimities, 12 l-2c
Household Ammonia, 3c
Stockinette Dress Shields, Nos. 3 and 4,
6 and 7-ii.vii Dress Whalebone, doz. 4c
Bone Casing, all colors, per bolt, 8c
Belting, dark, fancy colors. Per belt, 5c
De Long Hooks and Eyes. Per card, 8c
Ladies' Hose Supporters, lie
Blnekand White Tape, all widths, lc.
Black. White and Gray Skirt Wire, 3c
Marcella By Mrs. Humphrey Wnrd,
complete edition. Special, Monday
only, 2Gc
not very 6trong, and of plain appearance;
or she would be plain were it not for those
eyes of hers. They are only fair-sized,
and they are the ordinary 'round' eyes of
Americans not the almond of the Span
ish, or the fascinating slant of the Oriental;
yet they have iu their changeable depths
all the peculiar fascination of both of
these nationalities, with the added Ameri
can sparkle. That woman works won
ders with those eyes, but she will be blind
some day.
"This little woman she is very small,
even to pert ness applied to me for a
mysterious trouble or the eyes. 'I can't
alwayB sec, even when they are open,'
she said to me smilingly. Then as I
glanced at her 6he threwback her head and
'looked' at me. For several seconds the
entire surface "of the eyeball was exposed
to the light and. air. The lids that should
have shaded the eyes were wide open, and
the lashes fairly touched the eyebrows.
But the lingular part of it was this.
While she 'did' this look she Emiled,
dancing her eyes. 'Stop doing that!' I
cried, for I had in my hand optical instru
ments that" required a straight gaze.
'Look right at me.'
"She did as I told Jier, but she dropped
her lids at the sides, brought a dark
light in those queer eyes, and for the life
of me I couldn't make a proper diagno
sis of their condition. They changed so
"The explanation of It was that this
woman had hypnotic power in her eyes;
and that hypnotism is bad for the eye
sight. Iu the old mesmeric days those
who practiced 'mind-reading' tired them
selves 60 that they fainted after the
.seance. In these hypnotic days, since
hypnotism is so largely the work of the
eyes, women, and men, too, for that mat
ter. Tun the risk of losing their sight.
"Women use this power In society.
They make themselves popular, they get
favors for the asking, on account of
those spell-binding eyes, and they are
able to make themselves look about as
they please
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An April Song.
I'll sing you a song of the chattering wren,
Of the bluebird's mellow note.
Of the early frog in his reedy fen,
Whose song is drowned in his throat;
The sun peeps out from the cloudy skies,
And up from thesoutha warmbreathslghs.
I'll sing you a song of the swelling buds,
That are ready to burst with joy,
Of the willows green that the winter floods
Have tried, but in vain, to destroy.
The violet and the new-turned sod,
Both off eran Incense up to God.
I Pf- p J
GhiG Drssses
for Wheelwomen
Plenty of Them, and of as
Many Sorts as There Are
Feminine Riders.
(Copyright, 1895, by Bacheller, Johnson
& Bacheller.)
jijskk arc as
many cycle out
fits tailor-bicycle
costumes in the
shops this spring
as there are tea
gowns. The rcady
niadc suits are" in
two pieces blazer
and bloomers. The
women who have
their bicycle suits
made get them sometlmesin three pieces and
sometimes in two, which means that thero
are always bloomers, and that there may or
may not be skirts also.
. This discourse Is mainly upon skirts, be
cause knickers have no longer the fascina
tion of faddism. A woman who wai try
ing to smoke a cigarette remarked plain
tively: "I wish that nasty thing was
proper, then I could throw it away."
Knickers have become bo proper that the
flu de siccle girl, who cares only for the
thing that is a trifle risque, doesn't have to
wear them. They will stand on their own
legs in tho future, to be woni or not to be
worn, as they prove or fall to prove them
selves the most practicable garments for
The woman who Is able to pay from $G0
to $80 for a thoroughly up-to-date and
thoroughly conventional wheeling dress is
out on the boulevards thissprinj iu a pepper
and salt melton bklrt, made to open on the
sides instead of in the back, and coming
down to the top of the shoes. This skirt is
scant or full, according to the rider's
figure, and is lined with a very heavy silk
or with farmer's satin. Under it she wears
bloomers, or, very possibly, equestrian
tights, buttoning just below the knees. A
Bingle-button cutaway coat, with a shirt
waist or a silk blouse gives her the smart
look so necessary to her peace of mind. Her
headgear is a Scottish cap with two quills,
and on her feet she has low russet shoes
meeting leggings.
The woman, or her tailor, would give
these explanations: Melton, is the most
durable of materials; pepper and salt shows
no dust; the leggings matched the skirt and
meet the tights or knickers, so that no sort
of accident can cause any exposure; the
Scottish cap is bright colored, and relieves
the sombreue&s of the rest of the rig. The
shoes are soft and low-heeled.
Tho woman I have been talking about
gets her fashions from London. The girl
who imports hers from Paris rides in a very
much shorter skirt, which Is blue or green
in color, and has a wonderfully gay little
jacket to match it, with a straw hattrimmed
with roses. One doesn't see the French girl
very often. Bicycle riders adhere to a very
righteouB code, that, if skirts arc not to bo
long enough to be skirts, it is really more in
accord with the proprieties to drop them
frankly, sfand upon the necessities of the
occasion, and come out bravely In knickers.
The woman who rides much has her
sweater. This is white, with, of course,
immense sleeves. Sometimes it is striped
with blue orpiuk, or embroidered withaclub
monogram. It buttons at the shoulders,
and is decidedly a welcome innovation.
The "knickers" pf '95 defy description.
They are too numerous and too varied. In an
hour's walk in Central Park this morning I
A girl ot nineteen in very full knicker
bockers of gray tcrge, gathered into a band
Just below tho knee. She had aflgaro
jacket, made with pointed revers, faced with
surah. Her tie and waist were of tartan
plaid. She wore a Scotch cap and looked
uncommonly jaunty.
A young societv matron wheeling in a
full divided skirt of brown cloth over
which she wore a Spanish jacket.
A girl not yet out, in very short skirt
of Highland plaid, with tight, black knickers
showing below it. Broad-buckled shoes,
black short jacket and cap with feather
made a strikingly jaunty costume.
A blonde of pretty figure, in regular
black riding pantaloons, buttoned up to
the kneo and tight-fitting around tho calf.
A short, flaring coat did scarcely more
than offer a pretense ot draperies.
A plump mite of a woman in gray knick
erbockers, full at tho hips, but narrowing at
the knees, like a man's ruling breeches, and
fastened with a buttoned band. A Nor
folk jacket and an Alpine hat finished a
most business-like equipment.
A girl of twenty or twenty-one who was
making time in dull red knickers, close
fitting at the waist line and growing grad
ually fuller until the puffs which, drooped
over the gaiters about her knees were like
scant double skirts. This girl wore a red
blouse, with belt and enonnouB sleeves.
The full knickers, liko the divided skirts,
are hideous and not especially convenient.
They're not worth tho cost of a revolution
in society. There are times whem compro
mises wont work. This Is one of them.
It's a choice between, the conventional and
tho radical skirts and fairly close-fitting
knickers. Thoro'a ho good foothold on
any middle ground. ' ' ,
Tho best cycling blouses are of linen.
Silk is very well f0r amateurs. Soft
gray linen, striped with pink or green,
or dark red, is the, prettiest possible
relief of the monotonous pepper and Bait
of tiiti received rldiijg poatume.
Riding ulsters arc Just on the market.
To walk, or, worse yet, to take a street
car from home to thepark where tho morn
ing spin is to beginQs' not the pleasantest
of experiences, if onejis new to one's knick
ers. Coats that comb to the heels and
effectually conceal tb bifurcated gar
ments are bought byprcry girl who can
arford them. -
Ready-made cycling suits take away
much of the pleturesqueness of tho sport
nd testify to its popularity. All the
big Bhops are full of them. They cost
from $12 to $112, and a Very moderate
price will procure Berge, cheviot or la
dles' cloth bloomers, with coat and blouse
or sweater. The cheapest ones arc as hide
ous as ready-made bathing suits, but the
shopgirl who spends her spare change to
hire a machine will soon tench the shop
to treat her better,. Before autumu
there'll be really good cycle suits at bar
gain sales.
It seems tiiat bloomers havo como to
And now the question naturally arises
as they say in debates when no such ques
tion would ever have thought of arising if it
hadn't been fished out of obscurity against
its will where are you going to draw
the Hue? , , -x
This question really does arise, don't
you know. I have heaTd of a landlady
who had a boarder. That is to say, a
particular boarder, who had a bicycle
suit of pattern bifurcate. And this
landlady, moved to wrath by the board
er's habit of wearing her bicycle suit
about the house, was moved to this wise
rcmnrk: "I wou'thavo it. It's all right to
wear 'em bicycling, it the others do, I
'spoae, but you can't wear 'em in my house,
where where "
"Whero there's nobody to sec," inter
rupted the boarder.
But, after all, the landlady was right,
and tho boarder wasn't. Just as soon as
the mysterious "they" wear bloomers
In ballrooms, or rings ih their noseds, it will
be quite right for one lone woman to do
so, and not much before. For there's
luck in odd numbers, only when the num
bers are so largo that they have ceased'
to be odd.
Stll, a considerable extension of what
we may call the bloomer principle has
proved possible. Obviously bifurcated
unmasculinc specimens of the genus homo
were observed skating in Central Park
las,t winter, and in more authoritative
London. Bloomers are recognized as
suitable for walking trips, shooting tramiis
few of these are tak6n-by women in this
Perhaps the landlady will be less obdu
rate by and by, and perhaps she won't.
Ther eis only one safe rule in matters of
fashion, and that is that one never can
qtjkstiojfs of tii15 hat.
What tho SprlncJIlIUiKTj-T.ooks lAUo to a
Shopper'H Kyes.
Viewing the question of spring mlllnery
as a wholc.it maybejsaid that she who
purchases a turban of black or green
straw, heaps it witfi jningled violets and
roses, combined with" quantities of foli
age, a little each ofluciv, ribbon, and vel
vet, a gold ornament dr.iwo, with perhaps
a crown of gold or jet, and an aigrette of
black or rose pink,vvmay safely trust her
hat to the mercies of hctfiistcr critics.
The spring of 1895 will be a perfect car
nival Of brilliant colorsi and tho women
who lovo sober tints wilt sigh for them in
vain. Royal bluo, tridj, rose pink, clear
yellow in the brightest of gold embroid
eries and ornaments, light green and all
shades ot violet, will make the churches
gay on Easter niornlgn.
Fancy crowns .oCgold and Jet will be
much used on expensive hats, and gold
will appear in all formSj from buckles to
pins and clasps ibrtfiowers. LaceAgojn
bined withvelvet. will be plentifully made
up, and flowers of two sorts, as rotes and
violets, will be alternated with solid
masses ot foliage, set on rather stiffly.
Bows of wide ribbon, springing from a
knot in the center of the crown, will be
popular, and feathers will hold a very
secondary place for some time to come.
Tho latest bonnets for afternoon and
evening wear are, in most instances, all
black, mado with flat crowns orshapes of
net closely spangled and trimmed with
rosettes or net or luousselino de soie.beaded
on tho edge, and gauzy wings of wired
mousseline with spangles.
She Wasn't n Frequenter.
At tho license court the other day Judge
Thayer asked one ot the witnesses, a jovial,
aged daughter of Eriu, whether sho was a
frequenter of a certain saloon.
"Sure, yer Honor, do yez mane was I a
customer?" ,
"No," replied the'juHgc, "I mean were
you iu the habit ofvisiting the place often
and staying there som time each visit."
"No, your honor, I only wint there ivery
avenin' to fill me cSn." Philadelphia Call.
v3 wwwvwww wr-r AwWwWWWWwwVW
, Wearing Your Spring Shoes?
It's about time to if your5 re not. Warm weather is setting, and
you want foot comfort. Your heavy winter shoes can't give it, but
ours for spring can. ,
iMii , a n
We've made special efforts in the direction of securing shoes to
suit our lady customers. We feel that we have succeeded, too.
You should see how dainty the shoes make the feet look.
Ladies' Cof. Kid Oxfords, Bedford Cord Top, narrow opera toe, A to E, 2.48
Ladies' Cof. Kid Oxfords, Light Tan Tops, needle to?, A to E, 2.48
Ladies' Russia Seal Oxfords, needle toe, A to E, 2.00
Ladies' Cof. Kid, dark and light shades, narrow opera toe, A to E, 1.98
Ladies' Tan Goat Oxfords, needle and opera toes, B to E, 1 .48
Ladies' Russet Tan Oxfords, opera and Phil, toes, Cto E, 1.25
Ladies' Russet Goat Oxfords, opera and common sense toes, D to E, 75c
Men's Light Russia Calf Bals, razor toe, Scotch Outside, BtoE, 2.98
Men's Dark Russia Calf Bals. razor toe, Scotch Outside. Bto E, 2.98
Men's Patent Leather Bals, razor toe, Scotch Outside, C to E, 2.48
Men's Russia Cf. Bals, narrow opera toe, B to E, 2.98
Men's Russia Cf. Bals., needle toe, B to E, 2.98
-Men's Russia Cf. Bals, globe toe, C to E, 2.98
Men's Russia Cf. Bals, needle toe, C to D, 2.25
Bicycle Shoes
Lndles' Bicycle Bals, $2.00
" " Oxfords, $1.75.
All widths and Sizes-
toll's Shoe
Bf jlbxB
Man -was mado to mourn, uuthe has fixed
things so that his wire has taken tho job off
his hands. Texas Sittings.
"Bless him," sho mused; "there's none ot
the new man nonsense about him." "With
a tendersmilo 6he watched her husband as he
sang the children to sleep. DetroitTnbune.
Crusty Women are beginning to get their
rights. Mustv So? Crusty Yes; one of
them was lynched in Nebraska yesterday.
Philadelphia Inquirer.
If England does not withdraw her claims
in Venezuela tho President should mobilize
the Chicago Home for Pernalo Offenders,
Gov. Pennoycr and tho Indiana legislature
Minneapolis Journal.
"What! going toleave yourplace, Bridget?
Why, it was only week bororo last that your
mistress raised yoour wages." "That's
Jist it, mum. Oi am not to be patronized
by the likes of her." Boston Transcript.
"This is as good an investment as you can
make, madam," said tho enthusiastic bi
cvcle agent. "Not only does it cost nothing
for feed, but it you over become famous you
can make back nil you paid by writing up
your experiences iu learning to ride."
Indianapolis Journal.
A rrofitnllo Combination.
The drummer stepped into a Etore in a,
Western town where the proprietor had a
stock of guns and musical instruments.
"Isu't this a rather queer combination?"
he asked.
"There's money in it for rue," replied the
"I don't see how."
"That's because you ain'tup inourways.'
"Well, put me up."
"It's this way," explained tho proprietor.
lI sell a man a cornet, or banjo , or fiddle, or
something like that, and by tho time he has
practiced a week his ucighbor conies in and
buys a shotgun or revolver or something like
that, and I get a profit goin' and comin'.
Bee?' Musical Record.
Only a. Trial.
Magistrate You say he hit you twice.
Then I suppose he tried to hit you again?
Prosecuting "Witness Yea, but it was only
a trial; I fetched him one under the jaw that
sent him so far that I am surprised .that
he is at this trial. Philadelphia Inquirer.
Ihem. - -
810 Seventh Street Northwest.
A Xovpl Itemedy.
"Oh, did I tell you about the way we set
tled an elegant admirer who sat opposite us
in the street car?" asked one of a group of
girls who were eating ices in a Woodward
avenue cafe.
"No, never; do let us hear it," was the
interested answer.
"There were Jessie, Graceand myself .and
he sat on the opposite seat and tried to hyp
notize us."
"What did he do?"
"Just stared at us without a particle ot
expression in his face, trying to make us
notice him. I never felt so queer in my
life. Ijustcouldii'tlookaway.andthenwe
both of us thought of the same thing at
once, Jessie and I a clear case of mind
waves, wasn't it? and we just looked at his
"Well, what good did that do?"
"Why, don't you known, girls, you can
always embarrass a man by looking at his
feet? And w e stared and stared, and iie be
gan to fidget and tried to churk them under
the seat ot the car, and then he couldn't
bear it a minute longer, and he rushed out
ot the car and we were saved."
"We'll remember the remedy," chorused
the girls, as they finished their cream, "the
very next time any man stares at us."
And they will find that it works like a
charm every time. Deetroit Herald.
"Useful Scrnps of Silk.
Never throw away a scrap of black silk.
An inch strip of black silk is a boon some
times. Alter ripping up the old gown take
tbrce or four old kid gloves and put them
to boil in a pint of water. Let them boil
for an hour, strain through a cloth, and put
in the liquid a quart or more of hot water
and a tablespoonftil of boraax. Lay your
silk flat on a perfectly clean table that has
no seams or cracks in it, and rub every Inch
ot the Eilk with the mixture, till it is thor
oughly saturated and all spots are removed.
Then fix a tub of warm water. In which put
a liberal quantity of borax, and pick the silk
up by the corners and dip it up and down in
the tub of water. Dip and dip until it is well
rinsed, then take out to the line, where you
have pinned a long strip of cloth about a
toot wide. To the edge of this cloth pin the
Bilk by the extreme edge, stretching it so
that it iB not wrinkled and does not droop.
Let it drip dry, and it will need no ironing.
Do this on a bright day when there Is no
wind. Black ribbons may be cleaned the
same way.
Mr. CoshvvcII Moro Comfortnlile.
Congressman Co'ggswell, ot Massachu
setts, who has been critically III for sev
eral days, was reported at 12 o'clock last
night to be resting well, and his condition
was quite comfortable.
Since she went home
Longer the evening shadows linger here.
The winter days fill so much of the year.
And even summer winds are chill and drear,
Since she went home
Since she went home
The old glad songs brcatho a sad refrain,
And laughtcrsobs with hidden, bitter pain,
Siuce tho went home
Since she went home
How still the empty rooms her presence
Untouched the pillow that her dear head
My lonely hcarthath nowhere for Itsrest,
Since she went home
Since she went home
The long, long days have crept away like
years. , c
The sunlight has been dimmed with doubts
and fears,- -And
the dark nights have rained In lonely
Since sho went home
-rEobert J. Burdetto inLadfes'Home Journal.
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ioycie Shoes
Men. J
Men's Bicycle Bals. 32.25.
" Oxfords. S2-00.
All Widths and sizes.
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? Confidence is better than
a Our advertisements are a
a ' uun.iUJV.iUV.ulo d.l.V
a intended to help the pub-
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f Reliable methods re- t
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f reliable goods, represent- J
f ing the best values that J
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are what the public have J
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f ways sure to find at the
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(Telephone 317.)
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Illockp of Milk.
Irkutsk Is a city of Central Siberia where
people have more occasion for fire and furs
thari'for artificial ice-cream or thin clothing.
The markets of Irkutsk are an interesting
sight in the winter time, for every thing on
sale is frozen solid. Fish are piled up In
.stacks like so much cord-wood, and meat
likewise. AH kinds of low! are similarly
frozen and piled up.
Some atnmals brought into the market
whole are propped up on theirlesandbava
the appearance of being actually alive, and
as you go through the markets you seem to
be surrounded by living pigs, sheep, oxen,
and fowls standing up and watching you as
though you were a visitor to the barnyard.
But, stranger still, even the liquids are
frozen solid and sold in blocks. Milk Is
frozen into a block in this way, with a string
or a stick frozen into or projecting from it.
This is for the convenience of the purchaser,
who can take his milk by the string or stick
and carry it home, swung across his ehoul
der. So in a double sense, such as is unknown
in other countries, a man can huv his drink
"with a stick In it." Moscow Herald.
SutolU to Lay a. Cornerstone.
Pottsville, Pa., April 20. Mgr. Satolll,
the Papal ablegate, and Mgr.Schroeder,pro
fessor of dogmatic theology at the Catho
lic University at "Washington, arrived here
this evening for the purpose of laying the
corner stone of the nnrnphf.il m hnnl nf
St. John the Baptist Church to-morrow.
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