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I Correct | 1 Thing In i | Mourning | When we see a female form heavily Swathed in erape, we are apt to think that fashion in mourning garments does not change. Not so; there is quite as much style in a mourning outfit as in other things. Of course, details do not show at the first glance, as all is black, end few notice them. There are houses where nothing but mourning goods are sold. Time was, aad not so very long ago, when a dressmaker was rushed to death to get the family mourning ready for the funeral. Now everything can be bought all ready to put oa or carry down to the handkerchiefs and parasols. Late designs in handsome mourning euttiU have capes instead of shawls, EHDOBA ANI> ENGLISH CRAPB SHIT. Jackets or coats. Eudora is still the very best thing sold for, the dress and cape. Nothing has ever approached it for beau ty or durability, nor has anything been found which makes so good a foundation for crape band and trimming. Eudora is -silk warped and what is called “dead fine.” There is a frosty bloom over it impossible to describe. No other weave is accepted as the proper one for first and deepest mourning. A beautiful design for any mourning save that of a widow is shown. There are slight shades of difference in deep mourning, and they consist mostly in the depth of the crape nround the bottom of the skirt and on the cape. Black worn by a woman who has lost her child is not as deep as that don ned by a widow. A handsome gown for a widow has the whole suit made of eu dora. Over tiiis the crape is put. Some times almost the whole of the skirt is hidden under the crape, but the best method is to have it come but half way ®Pl As time goes by the crape is cut away and made narrower. A handsome mourning gown Is made «f eudora cloth and has a 12 inch band of crape. Above that are throe milliners’ 3-ells of crape. The waist is made in blouse shape, with rolls of crape down "the fraiat to a point. There are deep cuffs of the crape, and the collar is made In the same way. The cape is in the mew shape, fitted over the shoulders and flaring a trifle at the bottom. All around is a deep fold of crape headed by sev eral rolls like those on the skirt. At the neck is a full rufSe of black chiffon. The close bonnet is coronet shape, and a lit tle trimming in the form of bows and loops is put on the top. The veil is not over a yard long. This style of mourn ing is suitable,for sisters, daughters and yofing mothers. It might also do for a young widow, but in that case the bon net should have a Httle white racking of crape. For deep mourning bands no crape bnt the English is suitable. It is costly, but durable. The French and Italian crapes should not bp used for they are thin and sleazy and intended only for light purposes. The English crape is now made waterproof, and the greatest difficulty in the use of crape is overcome. This is a great benefit. To refinish a wet veil used to cast a dollar. A mourning suit for a yonng lady is of melrose. At the bottom is a deep crape accessories fob mourning outfits. fcand, and under the edge are several nar row ruffles -of pinked taffeta. The waist is made of shirred crape front and back. Over this is a shaped bolero of mel rose lapped to th* loft side and held by a large button. Around the bottom of the waist Is a shirred wide girdle of crape. The sleeves are slightly bell shaped and hare nndersleeves of crape. The hat Is of the same material, shirred, with a clever crape imitation of feathers at the side. Veils for those in first mourning are long and deeply hemmed. They are so heavy that a woman may wear a short one for ordinary occasions. The crape veil hangs down the back, and there is a mask veil made of black net. This is bordered with a band of crape from one to two inches wide. Some have two or three narrow bands or milliners’ folds in addition to the binding band. Toque* and Marie Stuarts are still about the only shapes offered, with some slight varia tions. One toque has several narrow fo.ds of crape and an imif&tion breast feather made of dull black paillettes. This has a. light veil of the thinnest variety of crape. Few wear nun’s veil ing veils, as that material has now entered into Its third season. One Marie gtuart bonnet has above the point..# bow , made of crape and embroidered with .ail k and chenille. 5 Handkerchiefs are bordered with one black stripe half an inch wide and are hemstitched with black-- sittt. Some, ‘how ever have the blaek band Jnsido the hem. Others have the edge only black. That is a matter of taste. Stock collars made of folded crape, with bows or bow and jabot combined, are seen. Gloves^ are glazed kid for best and suede black for ordinary use. All pins and chains should be of dull jet. The blight jet is now con sidered as being trimming to so many things that it does not belong to mourn ing. Long beads in dull jet strung along a border like fringe are called bugle fringe. This will be used to border somo mourning garments. Fw cold weather, wraps bordered with black astrakhan ! with crape above the edge of the fur will be worn. Astrakhan and seal will be the fashionable furs for mourning. There are several other weaves of black dress goods besides eudora. Broadcloth can be adapted to this by having crape upon it. Very large buttona and olives covered with crape are to be very fashionable for such purposes. Serge makes a good everyday gown. There is a cloth woven so that it looks exactly like the best Oourtauld crape. This is strong and handsome, and for ordinary j mourning nothing gives better satisfac- j tion. It is made of wool and mohair. Melrose, silk warp henrietta, armure, j whipcord, drap d’alma and drap d’ete are all good for mourning gowns. Mohairs in several weaves are also seen. Cash- j meres and camel’s hairs and some of the ! waterproofed cheviots will be found val- j uable for home wear. Blaek china silk is another fabric employed for mourning. This is suitable for children and young girls for summer and home. Almost any thing that has a dead black surface can be worn for mourning provided it has a touch of crape trimming somewhere about j it. Some ladies affect mull collars and deep j hemstitched cuffs of the same. These j take away something of the gloominess ! of an all black costume and therefore ! they should be encouraged. Parasols are j of armure or india silk for the dull sur- | face. They are tied with grosgratu rib- ! bon in a short bow at the handle. In i fact, all accessories of whatever sort should be of dull black. A number of new worsted and silk j braids are made expressly for mourning, j Many of them have pretty arrangements of small silk buttons, which are so fixed to the braid as to form trimming. The braid is made up into rosettes and other set pieces, and wherever the braid cross es a button is set. It is a beftutiful trim ming, but too dressy for deep first mourn ing. The tubular braid is much used, while hercules and titan are often seen. In deed, braid is to be one of the principal trimmings, and it is surprising to what perfection it is brought. All the well known old standard varieties, like sou tache and those mentioned above, are wrought into marvelous designs. With them are put chenille, silk and chiffon be SUIT OP. MELROSE A3CD CRAPE. Bides taffeta Bilk. The chiffon and silk are UBed to mark the design, and the braids are sewed around and made into rich and beautiful things. Scrolls, tur rets, diamonds and geometrical shapes are produced. Some hare the braid set around velvet cut out work and fastened flown with metal thread. The Persian designs are many and rich, and the col ored braida are marked by extreme fine ness and firmness. Some of t£e open work varieties have dainty little cretonne flowers worked in, and the braid is all aronnd. ifiny roses are the oftenest seen. Some of the braids are three inches wide, and others are scarcely a sixteenth of an inch. Human ingenuity has been taxed to bring the braids to perfection. Some of them are like silk gimp, and others are like lace galloons. Mats Leroy. Arctic Seals In Asiatic Lakes. Lake Baikal is a remarkable body of Water lying in a longitudinal trough on the edge of the central Asiatic plateau, whose surface is 1,600 feet above the sea, with which it is connected by the Yenisei riyer after flowing across the northern plains of Siberia for a distance of about 2.000 miles. A most curious fact, long known to scientific men, is that this lake is occupied by a species of seal almost identical with those found in the Arctic ocean. The same species with slight variations are also found in the Caspian sea, but not anywhere else along the 3.000 or 4,000 miles which separate these bodies of water. The most probable explanation of this fact, and the one usually accepted by scientific men. is that these species of seals were thus widely distributed during a continental subsidence in which the waters of the Arctic ocean covered all of northwestern Siberia and extended up to the base of'the great Asiatic plateau which we followed for such a long dis tance on elevated shore lines of Turkes tan. When this depressed area emerged from the sea, it left the seal isolated in the two great bodies of water which still remain on its former margin. So lately has this taken place that there has not been time for any great changes to be effected in the specific characteristics of these animals.—McClure’s Magazine. Warm Summon and Cold Winters There Is a widespread belief, even among people that make some claim to scientific observation of the weather, that an exceptionally hot summer is generally followed by an exceptionally cold winter. That this is merely a popular fallacy is shown by Dr. Fassig in the “Weather Review,” who gives the result of an in vestigation of the records from 1817 to the present time. He says that’neither exceptionally warm summers nor excep tionally cold summers have any influence on the weather of the winters that follow them; that, in fact, there is no regular alternation, or period, in atmospheric temperatures. Each season, therefore, it may be said, makes its own weather, and, because the present summer has been ex tremely h-ot, there is not the slightest scientific reason for believing that the coming winter will be unusually cold. An Old Pastor. Bey. James Poindexter, Columbus, O. No man in the capital city of the State of Ohio is better known than the Rev. James Poindexter. For many years he has been tho successful pastor of the Second Baptist Chnrch of that city. Every day his venerable figure and kindly face may be seen on the streets of the city Where he has labored for so many years. What a history of benev olence and self-sacrifice might be writ ten by simply giving the details of the every-day life of this faithful pastor and eloquent preacher. But old ago comes to the best of men. The rheumatics peculiar to advanced age had already'began its insidious rav ages when it became necessary to find a remedy, if possible, that his days of use fulness might not be shortened. An efficient nerve tonic that would stimulate the circulation, improve the digestion, and increase the tone and vigor of his whole system, was needed. The only remedy capable of meeting all these indications was found to be Pe rnna. In a recent letter to Dr. Hartman, he states: “My attention was called some time ago to your medicine for rheumatic troubles by Mr. Cook, an old reliable druggist of this city, and take pleasure in saying that I have tried them and found them good. It is my opinion that the remedy, Pernna, is Justly entitled to tho fame which it has throughout the United States.’1 Address The Pernna Medicine Co, Columbus, O., for free catarrh book. HOHEMLOHE’S DIPLOMACY How He Established Peace Among Warring Faotions in Paris. The late Prince Hohenlohe will long be remembered in Paris ae one of the most skillful diplomatists whom Germany ever , sent to the 'French capital. He served ! there from 1874 to 1885, and one who knew | him well in those days has written of j him:— “When he arrived in Paris it was the j most dangerous post a German ambassa- . dor could occupy. Count Arnim’s fall had been terrible, but his successor, with a cool audacity which almost amounted to bravado, retained those around him who had been notoriously the most active in struments of that fall. The German em bassy in Paris might then have been de scribed as the most formidable-diplomatic machine devised by the Iron Chancellor. “Each of the ambassador’s assistants was a potent force. Marshal MacMa hon’s government which Count Arnim j had championed against Thiers regarded | Prince Hohenlohe as an adversary, as j an instrument of the vengeance of Prince ; Bismarck interested in destroying what he considered as partly Count Arnim’s work. 'Prince Bismarck was known to protect the republic—which he deemed harmless for Germany—and to be ready to protect it against those who ruled it. •Prince Hohenlohe was, therefore, looked upon as a vigilant adversary accredited to a government which he was commis sioned to thwart. “Gradually, however, the -Prince’s pa tience, his sincere desire to maintain peace, his delicate precautions to avoid rousing the Due Deeazes, drew them to gether, and when the incident of 1875 ar rived, the prince, without failing in his duties, proved to the duke that he was , working with him. Thus before, as af- j ter Marshal MadMahon’s fall lie (Prince Hohenlohe) symbolized peace in Paris to such a degree that there was alarm when he took an annual holiday, and he oo tained the most important concessions by holding out a prospect of departure.” Expensive London Fogs. A London fog, says the London “Chronicle,” is an expensive visitation. A day of it, counting the day at eight hours, is estimated to cost anything from £50,000 to £100,000 in hard cash. No small proportion of this goes to the gas and electric light companies, which hfve to supply about a third more power than usual. But there are also the railways. For signaling is expensive. At Clapham Junction alone £50 has been spent by a single railway company during a day’s fog in extra pay to the plate layers. "When the red light cannot be seen at a distance of a hundred yards the plate layers be come fog signalers, and for this they are paid a shilling a day in addition to their regular wages, and 4d. per hour overtime, provided the overtime does not run into a second shilling. Fog signals, like a cuckoo, are more frequently heard than seen, and, like a number of things, such as babies, oats and crickets, make an amount of noise altogether out of' pro portion to their size. The largest of those in use is scarcely bigger than a crown piece, and is a quarter of an inch in depth. The little tin box contains a tea spoonful of gunpowder and three percus sion caps, and is fitted on to the rail by a red ribbon. It comes from Birmingham mostly, and costs exactly a penny apiece. A hundred and fifty thousand or so are purchased by a big railway company in a year, and there are not many lefrt over at the end of it. Max Muller’s Library. The libraryof the late Professor Max Muller has been bought by Baron Iwasaki for presentation to the University of Tokyo. The only conditions imposed by the Baron are (1) that the library be kept separately under special Care in order to commemorate the name of the original owner; (2) that the library be open to any student engaged in studies similar to those of Professor Max Muller, and (3) that the university will carefully avoid all danger o floss or injury. The Univer sity of Tokyo is building for the books a hall which will be called the Max Mul ler Library. The collection consists of nearly thirteen, thousand volumes, eighty one Sanskrit MSS. and many fine fllus : -•-■=-- ■--- . ••.- — ... « AAAaaaaaaaaaaaaa - a A AAA A AAA A A A^ AAAAAAAAAAAA a’a AAAAAAAaA AAA A*A A A A A^l A A A A A <l A A AJkA yyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy▼▼▼▼ yyyyyyyvyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy^» ** F'lTffrw^ In Woman’s World. It Is n’ot likely that the lover formu lates the thought to himself in as many words, but under all his endeavors, his hopes and, tenderness there lies the not too selfish thought that the new home is to b# for him a place of rest, says Har riet Prescott Spofford In the Philadelphia "Inquirer.” He looks forward to return ing there from all the worry and rush and struggle of business, and all the bustle and confusion of the outside world In market or court, to ease and repose of body and mind, and to hours ■rtrhieh shall be disturbed by no unpleasant sug gestion, a quiet he will have earned If he is the husband he intends to be. It must come over the man like a dis illusion when he returns tired and both ered and longing for the tranquil evening, to find that his wife seems to have been lying in wait for him with a load of grievances and complaints which if he is sympathetic add fresh vexations to the sum of his annoyances, and finally make him wonder why she cannot hold up her end of the yoke without taxing him, and if there is no such thing in the world as a spot free from trouble. He does not fret his wife with the shortcoming of his bookkeeper, or his customer, or his office boy; with the details of his lawsuits and the stupidity of his witnesses, with the petty matters of his business. Of course in a large way, in a way to which she has a right, he tells her of his affairs, of their success or otherwise, sf the state of his finances, and of interesting occur rences. And in a corresponding way he would expect to know if the allowance were sufficient for the housekeeping, if the new cook were satisfied with her place, if the plumbing was out of order, and the main and general facts of the household life. But he does not expect or wish to hear that the cook can’t ’be made to keep her closets clean, that the maid will nick the china, that the grocer’s boy stays too long in the kitchen, that the iceman is always treated to pie, that it isn’t to be imagined what becomes of the drippings, that she suspects the provision dealer cheats in the weight, that Tommy ought to be punished, that Bessie has stubbed her toe, and she herself had a stitch in hef side in the morning. It is her business to make the cook keep her closets clean, to have the maid taught care in handling the china, to see that the grocer’s boy acquires the habit of doing his errand and going quickly, to find out what becomes of the drippings, to have the joint weighed and cheating made impossible, to assert her own au thority with Tommy and to remember that the aches and ails which are past and gone do not signify and had best be left alone. There are some husbands who 'take an Interest in all the trifles; bu\ °re are more to whom they are inexpressibly wearisome. It is natural that the wife, shut in the narrow compass of her home, desiring to occupy her husband’s atten tion, should talk to him of the things that comprise-her world. But it would be far wiser for her to spend an hour of every day informing herself from the newspapers or magazines and reviews of the current affairs of the larger world, or in reading some one volume that can be reported on and discussed. For in such case she makes herself entertaining as well as helpful; but in the other case she is exceedingly likely, after a period more or less delayed, to see the good man take his coat and hat and depart for the club, or some other region where his ears will not suffer from peevish fretfulness and' trivial nothings. Even if it were an assured fact that man is as selfish and brutal as Kipling says he is. he is still, on the same evi dence, companionable. And the wife who, nevertheless and in spite of such circum stances, wants his companionship, must make her own agreeable to him. For the man does not live, even though he be near sainthood, who does not prefer a cheerful atmosphere to a dismal dne. And even if the wife has been annoyed and vexed all day. half sick and tired to death, she will do more in the long run for her own happiness, by suppressing the recital of her troubles and delinquencies, and let ting her husband find it a possibility to look forward, out of the turmoil of the day abroad, to the peace of his evening at home. m * In the “Woman’s Home Companion” for September, Ada C. Sweet has an unusual ly able and attractive article which every woman Interested in home work will read with pleasure. “I saw an unusually attractive room of a girl last summer. The rug site had made herself from strips of blue and white cotton, knitting them, like yarn, on large wooden needles. The window curtains had been a pair of rather coarse but snow-white linen sheets—old home spun linen. These cut in two she had hemstitched all around, to make two cur tains for each window. Then she had embroidered them In dull blue and white, just a sprig here and there inside the hems. The bedcover was all white. It had been made from a wide piece of some thick, cotton niaterlal, and was edged with an embroidered cambric ruffle. The covers for bureau and wash-stand were made in the same way, of the same ma terial. The little bookcase in this room had a brilliant curtain which fairly shone and flashed with color. Its owner had bought a remnant of satin, and loaded it with embroidery in most fanciful patterns and colors. I did not wonder at the pride with which its young mistress showed this room. “When our girls begin to appreciate woman’s handiwork at its true value they will see the worthlessness of much of the grlmcrack furniture which lumbers many houses. The pine boxes with veneered fronts which pass for wardrobes and bureaus; the tawdry, unfinished, assert ive, weak-kneed tables and chairs, the ‘over-stuffed,’ fat-cushioned sofas with colorings like unto an Indian’s blanket, and all the endless bric-a-brac and cheap Impedimenta of the day, will not bear the examination of intelligent, Instructed eyes. The girl who works, under artistic training, with her own hands at house hold stuffs will demand tables and chairs of good material, well planned and well made, comfortable, and standing square on their four legs, as respectable tables and chairs should stand,” • * * If you want to be in the swim, so the person who is never 111 says, you must' I \ take' the r^st cure; but the rest cure idea la not a mere fad of the rich and leisure ly. It hay become a famous treatment for tbe great American malady—nervous prostratipn^resulting from making rush otir w^bbWdrd. ‘ > The jwdpsfcy ideas in the rest cure are change of- environment and absolute quiet that falls vpon the spirit of the afflicted one like ibalnii . It is not the rich and idle, says our ’great specialist in this line,, who are the Vic tips: of*: this malady, though the * un observant ^are wont to pronouyce it an af fectation of' the do-nothings. It Is, says this pre-eminent authority, the inevitable result of overwork or wor ry and never the result of being bored by one’s riches or. too much play. * Treatment may be given at home for this trouble quite as effectively in many case3 as at an expensive sanitarium and without a trained nurse if an intelligent pother or daughter takes charge of the patient. It is of all things the greatest mistake to take the attitude that there is nothing the matter with him, or more frequently her, so as to reassure her. It drives suffering persons to melan cholia to have their complaints rebuffed as imaginary and add to their weakness the depressing effect of bitterness of Spirit at being thought a fraud or make believe. Genuine nervous prostration is the most real and the most difficult of physical and men,tal troubles to combat, for it is the ; two combined; but, while the patient j should not be treated as if nothing were the matter, she should not, of course, know the full extent of her state of health, and, while admitting, that she is very much rim down, cheering hope of renewed strength, soon to come, should be ever constantly held out to her. I The reason that women more iregueni i !y succumb to this malady than men is because of the harassing effect of their multitudinoys cares and petty worries, the never-ceasing demands of the household and the exhaustion of too great physical exertion when the decamping servants throw the work of the whole machine upon her. Put the patient ,in the quietest room in the house after having first changed its aspect as far as possible, so that her en vironment will have an element of new ness to her. Borrow from . some near friend quiet, pastoral pictures that she has never seen and hang them on the wall; place here and there a graceful plaster cast and re move the heterogenous collection of eye wearying bric-a-brac and thus secure a tranquilizing effect. Have three easy chairs, all different of Construction; a large, restful rocker, a Morris chair and a low, straight-back chair, a lounge with plenty of cushioiis and a single white bed. Let there be placed about some new and suitable books and magazines to read snatches from. Nature books are espe cially good, such as John Burroughs “Wake Robin.” “Fresh Fields,” “Signs and Seasons” or Van Dyke's “Little Riv ers.” Burn sprigs of lavender in the room for the delicious fragrance it diffuses; it will set the patient dreaming of old gardens and their stimulating »weetness. In autumn have an open fire and be side it a basket of pine cones, which burn beautifully and make glowing em bers out of which the fancy creates end less pictures, and thus engage the atten tion of the patient, a chief object in this trouble, as the mind is prone to intro spection and unhealthy brooding. , Last, but by no means least, serve the most delipate and tempting fare you can possibly afford and serve it in the dain tiest way, for this nervous prostration pa tient is of all others the most fastidious. They must be tempted to eat. for with out proper nourishment they cannot pull qp physically or mentally. Dainty dishes from out-side friends are enjoyed when the equally tempting home food is declined. WmBBF Do not plan too much for a guest s ainusement, says “What to Eat.” A chance to choose one's diversion is often more appreciated than a constant round of gayeties. Especially, if your visitor be a busy housewife, will she enjoy a day in which there is no “must do.” She is weary of engagements that must be punc tually kept and is longing for an aimless walk; or for an afternoon among the shops in pursuit of her hobby; or for the luxury "just once to finish a magazine article without interruption"; or, perhaps, for a long, lazy siesta in your favorite oosy corner. Something of her own choice will rest her. while an afternoon at the club that interests you might only bore her. Tell her how you are going to spend the day, assure her you would be, glad of her company, but let her under stand she is free to follow her own in clinations. Make no attempt to vary your usual bill of fare. Your guest will infinitely prefer the newness of yo.ur dishes to an imitation of her own. If you live in the Country, the home-made bacon and ham will be a real treat; and a bass, fresh from'the river, will be a revelation to one who has only eaten fish after it h^s been packed In ice. If you live in the city do not attempt to serve spring chicken to your country guest. It is impossible for a- town chicken ever to Become the tender, toothsome morsel she is used to at home. But the juicy steaks and roasts you are so tired of, are a treat she can seldom enjoy at her dis tance from markets. Endeavor to learn something from your guest. She-will bring with her a new ppint of view. Peculiarities in dress and manners have always a basis in environ ment and the habits you at first think “queer” when studied in the light of cli mate, architecture and occupation, will be seen*to be for that individual the only national habit. In the study you will haye broadened your horizon and will have prepared yourself better to enjoy the return visit. * * * So many women are interested now in clubs, patriotic societies, philanthropic and civic work that the common ground upon which strangers may meet is im mensely widened since the not remote days when domestic and personal affairs were the sole topics of conversation. Sdw afiy two Women of intellig-ence who meet for the first -time may easily hit . v ■- • *. :.. ; ~ i. ■ upon a topic of mutual interest at once, and pleasant acquaintanceship ensues. The talk on hotel verandas is not what it once was—a running fire ef criticism aad comment on all who passed that way —but the enthusiastic talk of women who discuss impersonal matters with wisdom and judgment. One meets, however, some women who make us marvel at their utter lack of responsiveness to new impressions. They go away tr* the best places, have hand some outfits and sta^yi weeks or months among a houseful of charming people, and yet come away in nowise enriched as to friends. Usually they are women who get very intimate on short acquaintance, make an excellent impression at first, only to fall I out about some trifle arid ignore their former cronies. In spite of the general evolution of the sex, as. seen at summer resorts, the woman 'still exists who is bounded, on the north by her aliments, on the east by her children, on the west by her servants, and on the south by her clothes. But she, too, makes summer friends, for there are others like her, 'and like is attracted to like. [ In his delightful “Characteristics” Dr. I Weir Mitchell speaks of a friend of Dr. North's who had a “talent for friend ships” as a rare and enviable gift of the gods, which it surely Is. These summer acquaintances, If made -with due circumspection, often become lasting and valued friends; but it is a cu rious fact that utter strangers from wide ly separated cities are mote apt to take people for what they seem to be than if they are from the same city and have previously known nothing of each other, for there is no social salvation for the one who does not live within the street bound aries that the other holds to constitute the habitation of the elect. * * . There had been diphtheria in the fam ily; one child had the disease, and the house mistress was congratulating herself that no one was the worse for it but the child who had taken the disease in the first place, when she noticed that one small member of the household seemed out of sorts. It was the eanary. The poor little fellow drooped his head, half closed his eyes, and woqld not sing a note. If he made a sound at all it was a harsh, rasping noise,' ^nd he seemed in distress. He would grasp the bars- ctf the cage with his bill and pull and pull upon them as if he were trying to pull them out. “Poor little fellow!” said the canary’s mistress, after watching him for a time. “He certainly is ill, and I believe he has the diphtheria.” Thereupon, making up her mind that she had discovered the trouble, she decided to apply remedies. She had in the house a preparation of belladonna that had beert given to the sick child. She dropped a little of this into the water dish in the bird’s cage. The effect w«as almost im mediate. In an hour the little fellow had brightened up, and in an hour and a half he was singing as gayly as usual. Now. the writer of this little story is not a bird expert, and the miraculous effects of the medicine may seem a little startling, but that is the story exactly as it came from the owner of the bird, a woman whose veracity is not to be doubted. * 38 * “The girls treated principal and teach ers with an exaggerated respect that they most certainly showed to no other mortal in the world,” writes Mary Louise Graham of “My Boarding School for Girls,” in “The Ladies’ Home Journal” for August. “They could not grasp the idea that they could talk to me as they would any woman of my age at their homes. 1 don’t quite know that I ought to tell what was the opening wedge, the beginning of the new order of things. I have never regrettecf it in spite of the fact that it was rather shocking and that I was lame for days afterward. We were all assembled in the schoolroom for pray ers. I sat down inadvertenly on an optical delusion of a chair, and as I reached the floor I exclaimed involun tarily at the top of my lungs:—“The Devil!” I wish to remark parenthetically that I am not in the habit of swearing, that I think it a. most unladylike custom, and I would advise my girls against it if I ever dared approach the subject. In this instance my swearing was probably a case of atavism, my grandfather being a most ungodly old specimen of a Puritan. But, to return to tliat morning in the schoolroom, there was a silence which lasted about two seconds; then one girl giggled. Well, it ended with two cases of hysterics, and we didn’t have any prayers that morning. But the episode proved that I was human, and so it was the beginning of better things.” _ * At this season of controversy over t.he gifts for numerous weddings it will be well to keep in mind a novel idea which recently came from a most unexpected source—one of society’s favorites who has heretofore exhibited very little idea of the practical side of life. There are a great many articles that some brides never succeed in getting in all their lives, which some one might well give them Cor wedding presents, and which would often prove more sensible than the usual peigction. This mdst unique gift was displayed at a recent wed ding. Among- the usual profusion of sil ver and bric-a-bfac was an immense pack ing case filled with homely things, over which the bride expressed more satisfac tion than she felt or showed over all the "tldlee” and "fancy things” which rep resented time and thought, or thfe expen sive gifts in silver and gold. This pack ing box contained the latent improvement in braising pans, breadpans that made a crusty edge on all sides, moulds for cold puddings, a potato ricer, a wire basket for croquettes, a bread grater, another for onions and another for lemons, a hollow1 glass rolling pin, a set of ,meat skewers and another set of bird skeWers, a soup digester, a fish steamer, a cream whip, a tube of eclairs and ever and ever so many other up-to-date contrivances for making kitchen work a joy. Who presented them? Not an elderly aunt, but a swell young bachelor, who knew that the bride was going to live where these things could not be had easily; who knew that she was going to do her own housework and would appre ciate them, and who got an intelligent woman to help him pick them out. He spent the price of several silver articles before he got through buying,, and the tin and ’iron and agate and aluminum wares w^ere much better appreciated than •a. solid silver tea service would have be. -.. '— COVER MR WITH FLOWERS. tFrom, the Spanish.] Come wber£ ray lady lies Sleeping down the golden boura! Cover her with flowers. Bluebells from the ^alearings, Flag flowers from |he rilia, Wildings*from the lush hedgerow:*, Delicate, daffodils, Bweetlings from the formal plots. Blossoms jjrom the bowers — Eeup them round her where she sleeps. Cover her fcith flowers. Sweet pea and pansy. Red hawthorn and white, Gillifiowcrs, like praising souls; Lilies, lamps of light; Kuralings of what happy winds, Sufis and stars and .Showers— Jojlcts good to see and smell. Cover her with flowers. Like to sky born shadows Blirrored on a stream, Let, their odors meet and mix And waver through her dream. La5t the crowded sweetness Slumber overpowers, And she feels the lips she love# Craving through the flowers. —W. E. Henley in North American Review. | The Eleventh | $ Juryman 1 1 He Was Obstinate, but Had X O Reasons For Els Obstinacy. V We had been ont of court 24 hours and stood 11 to 1. The case was plain—at least we 11 thought so. A murder of peculiar atrocity had been committed, aud though no eye had 'witnessed the deed circumstances pointed to the prison* er’s guilt with unfailing certainty.. The recusant juror had stood out from the first. He acknowledged the cogency of the proofs, confessed his inability to reconcile the facts with the defendant’s innocence, and yet on every vote went steadily for acquittal. His conduct was inexplicable. It could not result from a lack of intelligenee, for, while he spoke but little, his words were well chosen and evinced a thorough understanding of the ease. I hough sti?4 in the prime or manhood his locks were prematurely white, and his face wore a singularly sad and thoughtful expression'. He might be one of those who entertained scruples as to the right of society to inflict the death penalty. But no, it was not that, for in reply to such a suggestion he frankly admitted that brutal men, like the vicious brutes they resemble, must he controlled through fear, and that dread of death, the supreme terror, is in many cases the only adequate restraint. At tmi prospect of another night of fruitless imprisonment we began to grow impnticnt and expostulated warmly : against what seemed an unreasonable ; captiousncss. and some not overkind re j marks were indulged in as to the impro priety of trifling with an oath like that under which "we were acting. “And yet,” the man answered, as though communing with himself rather than repelling the imputation, “it is con science that hinders my concurrence in a verdict approved by my judgment.” “How can that be?” queried several at once. “Conscience may not always dar* to i follow judgment.” “But heft; she can know no other guide.” “I once would have said the same.” “And what changed your opinion?” The speaker’s manner was visibly agi tated, and we awaited in silence the ex planation which he seemed ready to give. Mastering his emotion, as if in answer to our looks of inquiry, he continued “Twenty years ago I was a young man just beginning life. Few had brighter prospects and none brighter hopes. An i attachment dating from childhood had I ripened with its object. There had been i no verbal declaration and acceptance of j love, no formal plighting of troth, but when I took my departure to seek a home in the distant west it was a thing under stood that when I had found it and put it in order she was to share it. Life in thp forest, though solitary, fs not neces sarily lonesome. The kind of society af forded by nature depends much on one self. As fttr me, I lived wore in the fu ture than m the present, and hope is aD overcheerful companion. At length the time came for making the final payment on the home which I had bought. It. would henceforth be my own. and in a few more months my simple dwelling, which I had spared no pains to render in viting, would be graced by its mistress. “At the laud office, which was some 60 miles off, I met my old friend, George C. He, too, had come to seek his for tune in the west, and we were both de lighted with the meeting. He had brought with him, he said, a stun of moDoy which he desired to invest in land, on which it was his purpose to settle. I expressed a strong wish to have Kim for a neighbor, and gave him a-cordial in vitation to accompany me home, giving it as my belief that he could nowhere make a better selection than in that vicin ity. He readily consented, and we set out together. We bad not ridden many miles when George suddenly recollected : a commission he hod undertaken for a I friend which would require his attend , ance at a public sale on the following day. Exacting a promise fhat he would nbt delay his visit longer than necessary, and having given minute directions as to ! the route. 1 continued my way homeward, . while he turned back. i was about retiring to nea on tne 1 night of my return when a summons from without called me to the door. A stranger a^ked fo-r shelter for himself aad horse .for the night. I invited him In. Though a stranger, his face seemed not unfamil iar. He was probably one of .the men I had seen at the land office, a place a! that time much frequented. Offering him a seat, I Went to see to his horse. The poor animal, as well as I could sec by the starlight, seemed to have been hardly used. His panting sides bare witness ol tnereiless riding, and a tremendous shrinking at the slightest touch betokened recent fright. On re-entering the house I found the stranger was not there. Hi> absence excited no surprise; he would doubtless soon return. It was a little sin gular, however, that he should have lef his watch lying on the table. “At the end of half an hour, my gue not returning, I went, again to the stabh thinking he might have found his w thither to give personal attention to t' wants of his horse. Beforo going ou from mere force of habit—for we were r pet uninfested by either thieves or polic men—I took the precaution of putting ti stranger's watch in a drawer in which kept my own valuables. I found tl horse as I had left him, and. gave him tl food which he jvas now sufficiently coo ed to be nllowed to eat, but his mast' was nowhere to be seen. As I approach ed the house a crowd of men on horse back dashed up, and I was commanded in no gentle tones to ‘standi’ In anothe. moment 1 was in the clutches of those who claimed me as their ‘prisoner.’ “I jvas too much stupefied at first to ! ask what it all meant. I did so at last | a explanation came, It was terri . hie! Hy li'k'nd;. with whom I had so hite!y set out in company, had been found murdered and robbed near the spot at ; which I, but I alone, knew- we had sepa i rated. I was the last person known Xo be with him, and 1 was now arrested on suspicion of his murder. A search of tht premises was immediately instituted. The watch was found in the drawer in which 1 had placed it and was identified as the property of the murdered man. His horse, too, was fonnd in my stable, for the animal I had just put there Wai none other. 1 recognized him myself when I saw him in the light. What I said I know not. My confusion was taken as additional evidence. And when at length I did command language to give an intelligible statement it was received with sneers and incredulity. The mob spirit is inherent in man—at least in crowds of men. It may not al ways manifest itself in physical violence. It sometimes contents itself with lynch ing a character. But whatever its form, it is always relentless, pitiless, cruel. “As the proofs of my guilt one after another came to light- low muttering* gradually grew into a clamor for venge ance, and but for the firmness of one man, the officer who had me in charge, I would doubtless have paid the penalty of my supposed offense on the spot. It was not sympathy that actuated my pro tector. His heart was as hard as hi* office, but he represerAed the majesty of the law and took a sort or grim pride in the position. As much under the glance of his eye as before the muzzle of his pistol, the cowardly elamorerg drew back. Perhaps they were not sufficiently nu merous to feel the full effect of that mysterious reflex influence which makes a crowd of men so much worse, and at times so much better, than any one of them singly. “At then end of some months my trial came. It could have but one result. Cir cumstances too plainly declared my guilt. I knew they lied. The absence of the jury was very brief. To their ver dict I paid but little heed. It was a sin gle hideous word, but I hid long entici? pa ted it and it made no impression.* Mb little impression was mad* by the word's of the judge which followed it, and his solemn invocation that Ged might have that mercy upon me which man was too just to vouchsafe sounded like the hol lowest of hollow mockeries. It may be hard for the condemned criminal to meet death; it is still harder fer him who is innocent.. Tbe one. when the, first shocj; is over, acquiesces in his doom and gives himself to repentance; the heart of th* other, filled with rebellion against man’s injustice, can scarcely bring itself to ask pardon of God. I had gradually over come this feeling in spite of th* goed clergyman’s irritating efforts, which were mainly directed toward extracting a con fession, without which, he assured me, he had no hope to offer. on the morning or the day fixed fo* my execution I felt measurably resigned. I had so long stood face to face with death, had so accustomed myself to look upon it as merely a momentary pang, that I no lougeJ- felt solicitous save that my memory should one day be vindicated. She for whom I had gone to prepare a home had already found ene in heaven. The tidings of my calamity had broken her heart. She alone of all the world believed me innocent, and she bad died with a prayer upon her lips that tbv truth might yet be brought to light. All this I had heard, and it had soothed, as if sweet incense, my troubled spirit. Death, however unwelcome the shape, was now a portal, beyond which I could see one angel waiting to receive me. I heard the sennd of approaching footsteps, and nerved myself to meet the expected summons. The door of my cell opened, and the sheriff and bis attendants en tered. He held in his hand a paper. It was doubtless my death warrant. He began to read it. My thoughts were busied elsewhere. The words ‘full and free pardon’ were the first to strike my preoccupied senses. They affected the bystanders more than myself. Yet *o it was; I was pardoned for an offense I hod never committed! “The real culprit, none other, it is need less to say, than he who had sought and abused mg hospitality, had been mortally wounded in a recent affray in a distant city, but had lived long enough to make a disclosure, which had been laid before the governor barely in time to Save me from a shameful death, and condemn me to a cheerless and burdensome fife. This is my experience. My judgment, as years in the case before ns, leads te but one conclusion, that ef the prisoner’s guilt, but not less confident and apparently un erring was the judgment that falsely (nr nounced my own.” We no longer Importuned eur fellow juror, but patiently awaited our dis charge on the ground of inability to agree, whfeh came at last. The prisoner was tried and convicted at a subsequent term, and at tho lost mo ment confessed his crime en tho scaf fold. _ The Climate of New Yerk. fBy scientific methods It has beea dis covered that the sun shines & greater part of th# time In New York city than in any European city of the first magni tude. This may at first seem a little sur prising to the people who have beea brought up on the talk of “sunny Italy," etc., but in the presence of the actual figures New York’s good fortune is not te be doubted. Rome follows Gotham in the list of sunny cities, but Is eonsidersbly behind, with an average of 06, against New York's 64. The hours when the sun is above the horizon, of course, are only considered in making lip this average. London Is far behind, with 23. Cincinnati i Times-Star. Popular Pewter. The popularity o£ pewter, says tho “Lady's Pictorial," is extraordinary. Ev ery bride is clamoring for it when, asked, what she would like for a present, and second-hand shops are being ransacked for specimens. At a wedding the other day no less than 50 pewter offerings were made, some of which had been unearthed in Germany and were absolutely beauti ful. Germany's Tallest Soldier. A new recruit in the First Foot Guards of the Kaiser Vvilliam is 7 feet 414 Inches high—the tallest man the regiment has had since 1S50. The man’s name is liheir lauder. He would have delighted Krug Frederick William the First. How's This? We offer One Hundred Dollars Reward for any case of Catarrh that cannot bo cured by Hall’s Catarrh Cure. . F. J. CHENEY & CO., Prop*., Tol«*do, O. We( the undersigned, have known F. J. .Cheney for the last 15 years, and believs him perfectly honorable In all businuss transactions, and financially able to carry out any obligation made by their firm. WEST & TRUAX, Wholesale Druggists, Toledo. O. 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