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Colored Yankee Gunner Falls Heir to a Large Estate in England. HE HAS DISAPPEARED Lieutenant W. P. C. Muir Seeks Information of Murray Watkins, the Lost Heir. Simon McFarland, colored, a gunner's maie, second class, on the United States Battleship Wisconsin, was In Jersey City today endeavoring to obtain some trace of Murray Watkins who was recently hon orably discharged from the United States Navy. Lieutenant William P. C. Muir has received a cablegram from London Raying that Murray’s father recently died in London leaving an estate of $225,000 in England, and $17,000 in this State. Murray is a colored man, twenty-three years old, who has spent the last eigh teen years of his life in the United States Navy. He began as a cabin boy and when he was discharged he was a gunner’s mate of the first class. The Government considered him one of the best shots in the navy and has given him several medals. Murray is also one of the best signal boys in the service, and at the out break of the Spanish-American War was on the flagship New York. He was trans ferred to the battleship Indiana on which he served during the battle of Santiago. He was at the 13-inch gun when the Cris tobal Colon came out of the harbor and fired the first shot at the Spanish cruiser. He struck her at a distance of 16,500 yards and is credited with having sunk the Colon. When Murray was discharged he was a gunner’s mate on the Columbia. His father, Daniel Watkins, went to Eng land several years ago and was an astron omer in the employ of the British Gov ernment. Murray has been in Jersey City lately and any one having any informa tion concerning his whereabouts should communicate with Lieutenant P. C. Muir, U. S. S. Wisconsin, lying off Tompkins Ville, Staten Island. RIVER WORK IN MICHIGAN. The United States Geological' Survey is this season conducting a series of in vestigations in Southern Michigan which are of both local and general interest. The southern part of Lower Michigan is prim arily an agricultural section, but very prominent among its natural advantages are its inland water resources. Several of its larger streams, the St. Joseph, Kala mazoo, Huron and Grand Rivers In parti cular, have come to hold an important re lation ot the economic development of the State through the excellent water-power facilities which they furnish. One of the physical characteristics of Michigan Is in large measure responsible for Us available water powers. A considerable area, both In the northern and southern parts, lies at an altitude of about 1,000 feet above tide water, or some 400'feet above the lev el of the Lakes. In this elevated country most of the streams have their rise, and. as their descent for the first 300 feet is in many Instances quite rapid, admirable op port unities for the development of water power are the result. Thus numerous flour, lumber and paper mills, electric light and power plants and other manu facturing industries have grown up along their banks. Thousands of horsepower are already in use, but there is still con siderable unused energy awaiting develop ment. The investigations which the Geological Survey is making among these rivers consists in the careful gaging and, measurement of their flow, in the deter mination of their profiles or the eleva tion of the successive points In their courses, in observations of both their low water and freshet stages, and in collect ing other information which will be of value in their future development. These investigations are part of the general study of the water resources of the coun try which has been undertaken by tho Survey. RIFLE TEAM DINNER POSTPONED. Colonel Smith of the. Fourth Regiment, fias changed the date of the dinner to the rifle team because it conflicted with New Jersey Day at he Buffalo Exposition. One week later, October 23, has been chosen. There Is,more Catarrh In this section of the country than all other diseases put together, and until the last few years was supposed to be incurable. For a great many years doctors pronounced it a local disease, and prescribed local reme dies, and by constantly failing to cure with local treatment, pronounced it incurs able. Science has proven catarrh to be a constitutional treatment. Hall’s Catarrh Cure, manufactured by F. J. Cheney & Co Toledo, Ohio, is the only constitu tional cure on the market. It Is taken Internallv in doses from 10 drops to a teaspoonful. Its acts directly on the blood and mucous surfaces of the system, rhev offer one hundred dollars for any case' it fails to cure. Send for circulars gnd testimonials. Address, F. J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo, O. . Sold by druggists, 75c. Hall’s Family Pills are the best. Address F. J. CHENEY & CO.. Toledo. \jCawyers - ~ desiring expedition, neat work and . • * accuracy ...... /n the printing of jCaw *ll}ork Should use the * * < prompt delivery and moderate • • • • • • I price sermioe of the Jersey Qfty *jffews PRIZES FOR SUPERVISORS Pennsylvania R. R. Inspection of Main Line Division ' Ended. A four days’ Inspection of the division of -the Pennsylvania Railroad, Including those between'Pittsburg and Jersey City, and the Maryland division, between Phila delphia and Washington, ended yesterday when the special committee making the inspection arrived from Philadelphia in this city yesterday afternoon. On that Inspection the committee awarded a number of prizes for care and maintenance of the several systems. Prize of MOO for the supervisor having the best line and surface on the five divisions was awarded to J. J. Rhoads, supervisor of Division No. 9 of the New York division, W'hose headquarters are at Tacony. Prize of $100 for best railroad yard be tween Pittsburg and Jersey City went to George P. Miller, Division No. 9, with headquarters in this city. Prize $75 for foreman having the best foreman's section between Pittsburg and Jersey City, went to foreman on Phila delphia division. Prize $700 to supervisor and $500 to as sistant supervisor, based on monthly in spection by the special committee, for the best continuous line and surface with im provements during the year, went to Gamble Latrobe, of No. 2 division with headquarrters at Wilmington, Del. Pribe of $600 to supervisor, with $300 to assistant, for best line and surface dur ing year around to other than that which received flrst prize, went to J. J. Rhoads of Tacony and his assistant, G. R. Sin nickson. ASKS CO-OPERATION. — Organized Aid Makes Plea For Day's Work For Women. The Organized Aid ^Association of Jer sey City has on its list a number of cases where the mother is the only bread win ner, with a number of sAall children de pendant upon her efforts, and the Asso ciation makes earnest appeal for days’ work for these women. The object of the Aid is to make the poor self-supporting, thus strengthening their respect and re lieving the burden of the taxpayers. “The only way to do this is to find work for the applicants,” said Miss Krein, agent of the Association this morning. “Now that ladies are arranging their homes for the winter, an extra cleaner, laundress or seamstress is needed. A postal card can. be sent to tne omce ui the Aid, No. 65 Montgomery street, stat ing when and where such woman is want ed. The card should be sent a day or two before the woman is needed, that the Aid may arrange with the woman. Each case is investigated and the Aid never sends out a woman it knows nothing of. If the woman furnished is not satisfac tory the Ai drequests that a card to that effect be sent to the office that it may keep in touch with the grade of work done by the woman it recommends.” Upon being asked about the work room, conducted by the Organized Aid Miss Krem said:— “It Is. hoped the work room will reopen this winter, as it not only supplies desti tute women with work, but gives the Aid an opportunity bf taking the work of Us numerous applicants.” YOUNG WOMEN’S ASSOCIATION. Classes Now Organising end Work To Be Started Monday. The Toung Woman’s Association open ed its rooms, No. 112 Grand street, on Wednesday last, and classes are now organizing. Regular work will begin on Monday evening at seven o'clock, and the rooms will be kept open every evening thereafter from 7 to 9 P. M. The object of this association is to bene fit young women. The applicant should be over fifteen years of age, and have received the recommendation of three members that she may become an active member, and be admitted to the classes. Strangers may also apply directly to the Sisters. The classes include Cooking, Needle work, Dressmaking, Millinery. English Branches, Penmanship, Bookkeeping, Typewriting, Stenography, Vocal Music and Elocution. Lectures on these branches and other important subjects will be given, and teachers will be in attendance every evening at 7:30 o’clock. Members will also be allowed the use free of library and reading room every even ing. To secure these advantages it is only necessary to have the recommendation mentioned. KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS SERVICE. Memorial to President McKinley Tomorrow Evening. District No.'S, K. £ P., ccmpsed of J. C. Lodge, No. 15; Lincoln, No. 36; Hudson, No. No. 87; Hancock, No. 114, will hold a memorial service in memory of Presi dent (McKinley, at the Park Reformed Church, on Sunday evening, October 20, at 7:30 <P. M., the Rev. De Witt C. Cobb will preach the service and Mayor Hoos will make a short address. Invitation Is extended to all members of the order in the county, also the uni formed rank and the sisterhood circles, namely Lincoln, Calanthe and Rathbone, tbe uniformed rank will act a« escort to the district lodges which will assemble at Humboldt Hall, No. 186 Newark avenue, at 7 P. M., and proceed from there to the church. Past Grand Chancellor John P. (Hexhel mer and. Grand Master John Patrick have signified their Intention of being pre sent. Undo in Turkey. The graphophone is a great source of pleasure to Turkish ladles, gays the Balti more “Sun.” For some years it was strict ly forbidden; now nearly every house Is provided with one, and the ladles sit round and roar with laughter every night at Its productions. Nearly all are giving Turkish songs and stories which are rather risque. Often the inmatee of the harem will get into a boat with their friends and float slowly down the Bos phorus, with the graphophone shrieking in the middle. The Bosphorus on a moon light night is the most romantic place imaginable. Sitting on a balcony over hanging the water, with no sounds but the soft lapping of the waves and the un ceasing songs of the nightingales which swarm along the shore, one may be lost in all sorts of reveries, when suddenly a boat will drift close by a graphophone squeaking out “Daisy" or something else equally Incongruous. Another Turkish method of expressing happiness is Bing ing. Turks are very fond of singing, and boys and men with good voices are eager ly sought after to make up water parties. Their songs, however, are not pleasing to European ears. The singer leans his jaw on his hand, as If he had toothache, and then emits a series of yells, which are im possible to convert into words, but which are supposed to form songs, nearly every word being followed by the word “Aman." Sometimes the whole .song consists of. Iong-drawn.-out “Amans.” This js slightly worse than the graphophones, but now the instruments arereproduclngthe songs, and the combination of the two is—welt one sort of Turkiefc music and song. u u Compiled by the Greatest Living Authority on Catarrhal Diseases. ^ . EISIIIkIiI.y favored aection*-^1 Sj|2«fJ (lentlis from catarrh. \ favored *ectlons— M1* or 20 dentli* from catarrh. ■Catarrhal disease* prevail— 10 of 40 death* from catarrh. ■Greatest fatality from catarrh— 5 of 10 death* from catarrh. rWinter catarrh prevails most north^yj Summer catarrh prevails most south. W The Cause of Most Bodily Ills Is Catarrh. " rWfn ter Catarrh. Summer Catarrh. waisr MRS. BELVA A. LOCKWOOD. Mrs. Belva A. Lockwood, late candidate for the Presidency, writes: **/ have used your Pe runa and 1 find It an Invaluable remedy for cold, catarrh and kin dred diseases; also a good tonic for feeble and old people, or those run down and with nerves un strung. 1 desire, also, to say that it has no evil effects." Mrs. Lockwood’s residence is Wash ington, D. C. CONGRESSMAN CUMMINGS, OF NEW YORK CITY. Hon. Amos J. Cummings, of New York, says: "Peruna is good for catarrh. I have tried it and know it. It relieved me immense ly on my trip to Cuba, and / always have a bottle in reserve. Since my return / have not suf fered from catarrh, but if I do I shall use Peruna again. Mean time you might send me another bottle." GENERAL JOE WHEELER. Major Genera! Joseph Wheeler, commanding the cavalry forces In front of Santiago, and the author of ••The Santiago Campaign,” in speaking of the great catarrh rem edy, Peruna, says: “I Join with Senators Sullivan, Roach and Mo Enery in their good opinion of Pe runa. It is recommended to me by those who have used It as an excellent tonic and particularly effective as a cure for catarrh , Catarrh has already become a national curse. Its ravage s extend from ocean to ocean. More than one-half of the people are affected by it Catarrh is a sys temic disease. Peruna is a systemic remedy. Peruna cures catarrh by remov ing the cause. Address The Peruna Medicine Co., Columbus, O., for free book. S. P. C. A IN HOBOKEN. Ambulance and Shelter Service Es tablished There. Ambulance and shelter service has been established in the City of Hoboken by The Hudson County District Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Resi dents having sick, injured, diseased or disabled dogs, cats of other animals may have them removed by telephoning or sending a postal to the society’s head quarters, No. 12$ Grand street, this city. The society has arranged to have one of Its small ambulances attend to these calls dally. People changing residence or moving from this city, who h ,ve animals that they wish to provide homes for will always And plenty of people ready to take them by applying to the society, as numerous requests for animals are re ceived every day. Sick animale are treat ed, and those diseased and disabled past recovery are humanely destroyed in one of the society’s gas chambers CHANCE TO SEE BUFFALO. Erie R. R.’s Five Dollar Excursions Beginning October 18. An autumn excursion rate to Buffalo and return at the extraordinary low price of 95, will be installed by the Erie Railroad on certain dates beginning Fri day, October IS. The tickets will be good on regular trains going and returning. They will be issued on Friday, October IS, good for return on or before October 20; on Friday, October 25, good for return ori or before'October 27, and on Wednes day, October 30, good for return on or be fore Friday, November 1. Autumn is an ideal time to make this picturesque trip, the scenery along the route being in its grandeur. SQUEALED WHEN SHEtOOKHIS CASH Louise Trotter, a negress, twenty-six years old, of No. 99 Plymouth street, was this morning held for further examination in the First Criminal Court by Police Justice Hoos on a charge of robbing Hans Olesen, a laborer, of No. 373 Grove street. When the woman was arraigned there were with her as prisoners Rudolph Love joy. of No. 103 Plymouth street, and Charles Lawrence of the same address, both negroes. The men were parolled. Olesen testified that he was invited into the house of the Trotter woman yester day afternoon, and when asked to buy beer drew from his pocket 912. The wom an grabbed his money and then ordered him from the house. Olesen told Officer Byrne of the First precinct and he ar rested' the woman and two men. In court Olesen exonerated the men to .a de gree and they were allowed to go free, to be recalled as witnesses when wanted. Another charge of keeping a disorderly house was lodged against the woman and it will be heard In conjunction with the robbery charge Monday morning. DEMOCRATIC BOWLERS. Representatives of the bowling teams of the various Democratic ward clubs met at the clubhouse of the Robert Davis As sociation Thursday night and took steps towards the organization of a bowling league Every ward club except that of the Third was represented. A tournament is to be arranged between five-men teams, and the entrance fee was fixed at 120 for each team. Andrew -Wrjght, George Ryan and Joseph Perimutter were appointed to pre pare a eet of rules. The rules of the National Bowling League, it/ is under stood win be adopted. Another meet ing will be held at th* clubhouse next Thursday night. —-#- ' HURT SITTIHC ON CURB. Patrick Kehoe, thirty years old, of No. 731 Newark avenue. While sitting on a curbstone at Tonnele and Newark ave nues at two o’clock this morning, had his left foot run over and crushed by one of Mangel & Schmidt’s' Newark bread wagons. The driver In charge of the wagon, ..Charles Schumm, of No. 103 Lin coln street, took Kehoe- home in his wagon. Kehoe refused to make any com plaint.' -, *. ’ FINDS MAN WHO STRUCK HIM. policeman First Arrested Innocent Man and Then Gnilty One. Oil a n c email L/angan of the Fifth Pre cinct police, last night arrested August 'Hubert, 20 years old, of 'No. 1"3 Arlington avenue, on a charge of assault and bat tery. It is aleged that Hubert was a members of the gang -that eommitteed the aseaut on Langan while he was at tempting to make an arest at a football game^at Jackson and ClaTemont avenues, last Sunday afternoon. The details of the assault appeared in "The News.” lLangan called out the re serves to assist him andf our members of the Ocean Field Club, one of the football teams, were arrested. The prisoners were discharged later by Police Justice Murphy as no evldeneet Was produced against them. . ' ■L/angan gays he is positive that Hubert is the young man who struck him in the face. Hubert is employed as a truck driver. Hangan said he was unable to find Hubert at home until last night. | —11 - '• I hurt stealing a ride — Eight-year-old Frank Leonard, of No. 467 Grove street, while stealing a ride on a grocery wagon on Grove street, yester day afternoon, had his left ankle badly injured by being caught in between one of the hind wheels and the body of the wagon. He was taken to the City Hos pital. The wagon belonged to the Con solidated Beef Company. WEBSTER'S CENTENNIAL Dartmouth to Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of His Graduation The hundredth anniversary of the grad uation of Daniel Webster will be cele brated by Dartmouth College at Han over, N. H., September 24 and 25, says the Boston “Herald." The exercisas will be civic rather than academic, in honor of the services rendered to the nation by Dartmouth’s renowned sorr. The celebration will begin on the after noon of September 24 with exercises prin cipally of a historical nature. Professor Charles- F. Richardson, Ph. D„ ’71, will speak on “Mr. Webster's College Life," and Professor John K, Lord, Ph. D., ’68, will follow with an address on , “The Development of the College Since the Dartmouth College Class." Choral music will be given by a large chorus of stu dents, under the direction of Professor Charles F. Morse. There will also be va rious athletic events during the two days. Thursday evening there wiil be a torch light parade, led by the college band and conducted by Colonel Charles K. Dar ling, ’85. Faculty students and alumni will participate. The campus will be il luminated by electric lights and there will be fireworks. A bonfire that will be. visible for many miles will bring the spectacular events to a close. On Wednesday morning exercises in the College church will be opened with an address by the president of the college. The centennial oration will then be de livered by the Hon. Samuel W.. McCall, ’74, after which honorary degrees will be conferred. In the afternoon the corner-stone of Webster Hall, the new administration and alumni memorial building, will be laid by Samuel Appleton, the only living grandson of Daniel Webster. An ad dress will be delivered by the Hon. F S Black. '75, former Governor of New York. Later in the afternoon, in the old chapel at Dartmouth Hall, where Web ster attended the recitations of his col lege course, there will be a gathering of all Interested to hear reminiscences of Webster by the older alumhi and invited guests. An Impression of Tennyson. A visitor to the little town of Somer by, where Tennyson was born, and which he often visited In later life, has been getting some first-hand impressions of the poet from a farmer and his wife who have lived there many years:— *• ’E was a very quolet mon. ’E seemt as if 'e was ’alf asleep—never properly waked up, yo’ know, with ’is oyes ’alf shut in this waa, peepin’. Very koind— j an’ ’e used to poak at yo% like i’ fun, with ’is stick. “Did ’e talk like oother men? Well, "e ’ad a groof koind o’ voice. An’ ’e had such a lot of ’air,.A lqilg beard, and long beoind, an’ ” (sinking IRr voice confiden tially) “it was quolte dirty lookin'—’e never looked very clean, no, ’e didn’t.' .“’Is skin was dirty-iookln’." said Mr. Beacock. , “I, yo’d met ’im goojn’ along, this dusty rooad, yo’d a takken ’im fur a tramp gooin’ to Brigs for a night's lodg In’s” <_ THE FR^SiPENT’S (CHURCH. Groce Reformed Chapel, Where the New Chief Executive Worships. Grace Reformed church, which Presi dent Roosevelt has selected as his place of worship in Washington, is an unpreten tious little chapel on the rear of a lot at the intersection of Fifteenth and O streets, about' a dozen blocks from the White House. The congregation which worships there is of the German Reform ed denomination. The president is a member of the Dutch Reformed church. There is no difference, how rer, in the tenets of faith of the two do..animations, and there is no Dutch Reformed church in.Washington. The president’s choice is, therefore, natural enough. To be. exact, however, when President Roosevelt selected this church he did so with an idea of its proximity to the home of his sister, wife of Commander Cowles, whose house is but three blocks from REV. JOHN it. SCHICK. Grace church, and where he expected to dwell during the coming winter. Presi dent Roosevelt desired his children to be near enough to their Sunday school to walk to it, thus relieving the Roosevelt coachmen from Sunday work. He made known his desire to the pastor of the church, and the vestrymen unanimously decided to place a pew at his disposal. The church, is anything but large. In deed the seating accommodation is no more than 150, and the regular congrega tion.already taxes it to its full capacity. There seems to be no doubt now that it will be necessary to either enlarge the church or erect a new building. Indeed the pastor. Dr. Schick, has been actively engaged since he took charge in February of last year in an effort for the construc tion of a new budding. The church as it stands at present Is a red brick edifice, not in itself unattractive, but disfigured by its location on the rear of the lot. The congregation owns the entire lot and the parsonage property ad joining, and it is the plan to utilize all this ground for church purposes, erecting a structure 50 by 100 feet, which would give accommodation for 500 people. Pastor Schick is a scholarly man fifty three years of age. He is a native of Rich mond, but his education, both seeular and theological, was obtained in Pennsylva nia. -Previous to taking charge of Grace church his ministrations had all been in that state -and in Ohio. Dr. Schick has woi» his way into the hearts of his parish ioners not only by his oratory but by his kindness and genuine goodness of heart. The Why# Willie—Pa, why do they call our lan huhge the mother tongue? Pa—Sht If* because your father ner , er gets a chance to use it. ' TMrs»c*«r tTirmt. - "The read to knowledge nowadays," said the old pedagogue* "is too swift and too easy. It’s a-segular railroad." "Exactly so,” remarked eld Professor Birch, "and it’s a railroad with insuffi . cient switches.'’—Philadelphia Press, The Orange. The orange came to Europe from Africa the year 3639. it was not known h* rith century, and ; Australia in 1788. in ‘World. Air and cosmetics are better cosmetics for the hair than anything chemists has ever invented. The barehead habit ac quired by many women since golf came into vogue has not only strengthoned the hair, but added to its beauty of color. In fact, one coiffeur goes so far as to say that if golf and the pompadour fad had not come in almost at the same time half of the women would be bald today. Qo eing without hats in the summer repaired the damage wrought by pads and rats all winter. Coiffeurs are testifying to the value of air as a beautifier and drier by introduc ing a new method into the shampoo pro cess. The new method of drying renders the hair .fluffy—a quality essential to the newest low coiffures. After the hair is washed the shampooer turns on what he calls “compressed air,” which is.either hot pr cold, at his custom er's will. This air he blows through the aresses by means of a silver tube, keeping the latter constantly in motion. The result is excellent, for not only is tne hair blown dry in a few moments, but there is no tangling of the locks, and non eof the disagreeable features which the system of drying by gas or other methods often produce; while the saving in time is quite a consideration in this busy age, when every woman has more to do, or at least she thinks she has, than she can possibly accomplish. Shampooing is another thing in which America is way ahead of Europe, all pre conceived theories to the contrary not withstanding. The woman who has never tried to get her head shampooed in Ijon don or Paris can have no idea of the dif ference between the methods over there and here. The prevailing notion that Par is can give the world points upon all mat ters of toilette is bound to receive some hard knocks. Manicuring, as the visitor abroad soon finds out, is in its infancy in Paris, as compared with manicuring in the New World. • The art may originally have come to us from the French capital, but we have im proved upon it. Here, every care is taken not to cut the cuticle or otherwise im pair the finger-tip’s beauty nad efficiency. Manicuring in Paris is largely a surgical operation, the knife being used freely, while a dab of pink paste and a high polish are supposed to make up for every thing. The imperfect state of dentistry abroad is too well known to require comment. In shampooing, the first great lack is the absence of all scalp treatment. They will dress your hair in a wonderful way in Paris, but a good, honest, healthy shampoo, with after-effect:!, even more important than immediate cleanliness, is unknown. The good news comes from London that an American shampooing es tablishment has lately been established there, much to the satisfaction of all visitors from this country, who have al ready assured its prosperity. If such a place could be established in every large city on the. Continent, it would be an immense relief to the average woman who travels without a maid. The thorough brushing of the hair while it dries after the scalp has been washed and maesaged is omitted entirely by the sham pooer abroad. He will rub a lot of soap on the scalp and into the locks and souse it out as beat ■he can—and it’s usually “worst"—and then cook the mane over a gas etove, after which, minus massage, rinsing, brushing and all else that makes shampooing worth while, he will create a wonderful coiffure, with “ondulatlons” and all the rest of it, and let it go at that. An American was undergoing the tor ture of a shampoo in Paris last summer, and the shampooer, as usual, was putting all his time and strength on the “coif fure,” when he became very much con cerned over the refractoriness of some fluffy lock’s near the temple. Try as he might, he couldn’t coax these locks to lie back in orderly precision with the rest of the “ondulatlons.” At last, with a muttered exclamation, he dived a couple of fingers into a small box of— •*You're not going to put grease on my hair,” demanded the victim in the beet 'French. “Mais oui,” was the answer. “It will be smooth, and truly grease is better than the coiffure should be imperfect.” That’s a sample of their idea of sham pooing in Paris. Hairwaehing was the subjeet for in struction at one of our public schols the other day. One little girl, when asked what she had washed her head with, re plied, “Sandsoap.” "Wash me head!” re peated another, "Why, I never hearn o’ such a thing!” The teacher explained that unless the hair was washed frequent ly and thoroughly there was danger of— welir of possibilities. The child’s eyes looked as if they’d pop out of her head. “Why," ehe cried, “ye ain't healthy ef ye don’t hev them.” . • . ! great and important a* are tfo€ uses o' conversation described by me in a former paper, there is another, more practical benefit from it, of which I wish to speak in this article, via., as a help to worldly advancement, or success in life, says ‘‘Success.’* First, there is the advantage to be derived from the understandings of other men In the exercise of our own. Every man in a social circle has his strong point—his special subject, on which he is at home, and better qualified to speak than anyone else. No individual, however acute or strong-minded, can sift and probe to the bottom of a subject so effectually as the minds of many men con verged on it. and looking at from differ ent points of view. Daniel Webster, who, If any man couiu do ** might have trusted his own un al^^fcidgment in forming an opinion or a question* had, nevertheless, ijUPVaith' in the aid to he derived from c&v«£ati«n. "In my educatjon," he oncjiSjUd to Charles Sumner, “I have found That conversation with the intelli gent men Ihave had the good fortune to meet has done more for me than books ever did: for I learn more from them, in a talk of half an honh. than I could po» •rbly learn from their hooka Their minds* in conversation* come into intimate contact with my own mind: and I absorb certain secrets of their power, whatever may be its quality, wtiioh I could not have detected in their books. Convene, converse, converse with living men face to face, and mind to mind—for that is one of the beat source of knowledge." The great English philosopher, John I,ocke, held a similar view. When asked how he had contrived to amass such an amount ; of knowledge AS he possessed, he replied that he attributed what little he knew to his not being ashamed to ask for informa i tion, and to a rule he had adopted of con versing. As a means of Introduction to other men or women, whom, on account of thetr in telligence, stores otaxperlence and knowl edge, position, or influence, it may he de sirable to know, a few well chosen words— the manly yet deferential and conciliatory expression of an opinion—an acute criti cism of a recent book, public speech, or painting, or the witty defence of a sport or pastime—are worth more to a young man than any personal advantages or the strongest letters of introduction. Hun i dreds of young men and women owe a great success in life almost wholly to their conversational tact* and dwer. A young woman with fascinating conversational gifts will always carry away the palm, in tae long run, from the possessor of a beautiful face, or the most brilliant pian ist or vocalist, that cannot chat charm ingly. Though men are supposed to suc ceed in life by professional knowledge and ! skill only, or by their acquaintance with the secrets of finance and trade, yet it is as often, perhaps, by their social qualities, by their cunning or agreeable ways of putting things, or their arte of persuasion, ; and not by their more solid merits, that ; they make their way to the front. * * . A doctor who has made a specialty of nervous diseases has found a new remedy for “the blues.” As no drugs are admin istered. he has felt safe in experimenting with at least half a hundred melancholy patients, and now declares himself thor oughly satisfied with the good results of | his treatment. His prescription reads something like this:—“If you keep the 1 corners of your mouth turned up you I can’t feel blue,” and the directions for talking are, “Smile, keep on smiling, don't stop smiling.” It sounds ridiculous, doesn’t it? Well, just try turning up the corners of your mouth, regardless of your mood, and see how it makes you feel; then draw the corners of your mouth I down, and note the effect, and you will be willing to declare “there’s something in it.” The doctor treats his nervous patients to medicine when necessary, but when the case is one of pure melancholy with j out bodily ill, he simply recommends the ; smile cure. He has the patient remain ; in his office, and smile, if it isn’t the genuine article, it must at least be an j upward curvature of the corners of the I mouth, and the better feelings follow in ! evitablv. The treatments are followed up j regularly, and the patients all testify to | their good effect. It takes considerable ' persuasion to induce some of them to ap ■ ply the cure, and of course the greater number of patients are women, for when a man is blue be is bound to be blue In spite of everything, but a woman is more easily persuaded to try to find a cure. The doctor declares that if a person will only draw down the corners of his mouth and use sufficient will power he can actually shed tears. On the other hand, if he will persistently keep the corners of the mouth turned up. pleasant thoughts will chase away the gloomy forebodings. His discovery grew out of an experience dn his own home. His wife was of a nervous and rather morbid temperament, and when in a despondent mood he would ask her to "Smile a little,” until the say ing came to be a household joke. But it brought about good results, and then came the inspiration to try the same cure upon others. The doctor has not patented his remedy, and it is free to all who choose to take advantage of it. Of that Southern girl of long ago I write in rever'ence, -says the “Woman u | Home Companion. Her beauty, her vir tue, her tenderness, her repose, her loy alty to her own, are heritages of every nian who knew her in the flesh, or knows her by tradition. There was fine, strong stuff in her. She was nobly constant. I am not old, yet I remember “the fierce South cheering on her sons,” and the women at home, bearing the most savagt, of the brunt, steady, industrious, uncom plaining, grieved for the bright blood that was spilt, yet locking their lips upon fear and longing, and bidding father, husband, son or lover to the fray. I remember cof fee made from bits of sweet potato dried in the sun; sassafras root dug by negro boys as a substitute for tea; a hundred simple herbs which took the place of con traband medicines, and read made from Indian corn, sometimes saltless. and many, many pitiful expedients to fl.l the mouths of hungry children. I remember lehse things, but I do not remember that any woman of them ever repined. What ever may be said for or against the men of the South, the “impolite sex,” as a fool has termed them, did not falter. Tlfis woman, who picked- lint to be sent to the front, "ran ihe plantation” while it3 owner was facing Grant, taught the lit tle negroes their alphabet, and had pray ers each evening iii'the big sitting room, is the grandmother of the girl today. I talked to one not long ago—white haired, blue eyed, serene, with the presence of a duchess and the heart of a child, a widow since Chancellorville. While we talked the laughing of grandchildren sounded from the “front yard, and “Aunt Prissy,” black, bent, and as old as her mistress, brought in some yellow puff balls of chickens in a basket and showed them with immense pride. Isaid, "You must have found it hard to take up the work at the close of the war, Mrs. Blank, and manage the place with almost every condiUon changed?” Tho old lady said, simply, "Why shouldn’t I? I never put a skirt over my head with my own hands until 1S6*. But I did it.” «”Tis an 111 wind that Wows nobody good,” runs the old saying, and the pres ent 111 wind of the domestic service ques tion seems to be righting matters behind the scenes. Teachers In the social settlements, In publie schools and In Sunday schools have long been aware that a shoddy disre spect for manual labor was rapidly de veloping among the working classes. Not only among the children of laboring men but among the families of clerks and sal aried men earning as much as $3,000 a year, where the income does not justify the keeping of more than one servant to do the work of a large family, and where a portion of the eewlng must be done by mother* and daughter* la the household. When cooking and sewing classes were started In the schools it was no uncom mon thing for two or three girls In a class of thirty pupils to refuse to begin the work on the ground that "we al ways keep a girl,” or "my mother can't cook and neither shall I. She says if X learn I’ll have to d^ It,” and “ladle* never go into the kitchen,” and “I hat* to do housework,” or “we always hav* our sewing done,” etc. In every Instance quoted the fattwc” earned small pay and the daughter* lor ed forward to being teachers, stenograp ^ ers and a few actually went to the positions in the department stores. Suppose a girl married with notions of this kind, what sort of a home would she make? Where one housekeeper need not knit her brows over making incom* and expenses balance there are tens of thousands who make It a dally struggle. So the sliver lining to the servant cloud is that scarcity of help will send the 1 daughters of the household to the kitchen to learn that, after all, housework is not all drudgery when viewed in the light of common sense; that the more intelligent the mistress on housekeeping details the better able she is to manage a servant: that there Is mare science, variety and dignity in doing housework well than there is in much office and shop employ ment, and that the title of a lady does not depend on the kind of work that is done, but on the character of the woman back of the work. Secondly, the foolish, untrained foreign handmaids who come to this country and expect to receive home and pay for un skilled labor done grudgingly will learn that the housekeeper who meets the union has demands on her side and will have none of their services or take only thor oughly competent and faithful labor for the generous wages which she pays. . * . A presentation at court is always an imposing and stately affair, but the court of St James has long been considered the most important and ceremonious, and now that King Edward and his beautiful consort promise to revive all the old splendor of Buckingham Palace the great world of Vanity Fair may well expect some dazzling functions. It is, indeed, a most desirable privilege to be present ed at court if one is of the great world of fashion, although it is no longer a mark of social standing nor a privilege attending a long pedigree, but Is a patent of respectability and a most pleasing fa-sh ion of being introduced to the royal per sonages for a few brief moments. To bo presented at court is & delight to every girl, be she noblewoman or commoner, for it is a weakness of human nature to delight in,form and ceremony and splen did display, and a drawing room at Buck ingham Palace is a magnificent sight, as there is so much of ceremony, dignity and gorgeous costuming. “A certain great lady said:—‘In court the word is “Hush!’‘# and there is an awe-inspiring stillness in tho throne room when a drawing room is being held. Every one is rigid with dignity, and etiquette is carried out to the finest degree. No laughter, no conversation, nothing but the rustle of silken robes and the voice ofvthe Lord Chamberlain as he announces in grand stage tones the name of the lady moving toward the throne. No one is ever presented at court without a thor ough training for the event. To make a mistake is a most serious matter, and usually the name of a blunderer in the royal presence is erased from the books. Every step, every motion, is practiced by the debutante over and over again before the great day. “The slow, gliding step, the. profound curtsy before their majesties, and the deft management of the mass of court trains are things of serious moment.” _ • ^ Pine pillows, hop pillows, balsam hags are all well known, hut does everyone know the delicate luxury of clover eusb | ions? The writer went to a certain? house the other day to call on a woman who i« spending the summer in town. It was a, very warm day and the caller was weary. She sank down in a shady corner to wait. The room looked out on a dull street, but it was charmingly cool and quiet. Roses, filled big china bowls, and a miniature fountain dripped slowly over ferns. Our wearied head rested against a silken softness that brought wonderful support and soothing. An the fragrance? No; it was not the breath of the roses, nor the smell of the moist earth about the feme; and yet'there was a something that ap peared to be the very essence and spirit of “the country.” “Ah, my clover cush ion!” cried the hostess, entering present ly. "Is it not a pretty idea? One breathe# the very atmosphere of a hayfieid when one’s head is on that. It was given t# me a week or two ago, and I intend to have twenty more; and to give them to all my tiredest friends. You shall fcav# one!” For the sake of the tired folk who have not the privilege of being of ths number of those “friends,” we explain just how to make a clover cushion. Quantities of blooms must be gathered and carefully dried on a sheet la the shade; the blos soms being turned each day, «« that tfc# air may permeate every chink of the dain ty puff balls. Then an under cover of strong calico is made te Inclose them, quite loosely, and ths over cover of pretty printed silk slipped over aIV, Tho cushi»# must not bo filled too full, or it wifi bo hard and unpleasant; aor must it be left tos empty. It is the fashion to call any pleasant thing “charming,” from a pretty woman to a new dish, but the term really describes a clover cushion, as any one will confess who has once rested a cheek upon U. Try tho effect, we advise. m m To grow old pleasantly and gracefully, say9 “rfoms Chat,” ' It Is necessary to recognize the fact that one 1s getting old and that, therefore, one should shape one’s life acrirdlngly. To begin with, to be beautiful, one ntns* have a contented mind, and as this has very much to do with the bodily health, this should be taken care of. One need not be a faddist me %■ fidget, but even the youngest girl ought to pre pare for a beautiful and healthy old age by using discretion in diet. Indulging in quantities of unwholesome, though, perhaps, pleasant, sweetmeat* and other indigestible foods will slowly but surely ruin the beat of completions, which, as time goes on, will become thick and coarse, or, evea worse, pimply.