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' By the census figures four states I only have a larger population than j New York City, and one of these is j the state in which the city is situated. It is of value, perhaps, to quote the opinion of an eminent eye specialist that 40 per cent, of all headaches are caused wholly or partially by eye strain. It looks as if Count Zeppelin had : really invented an airship that would < do something more than go up and j come down and that the rapid transit I problems of the future may be much j mollified in consequence. Scientists who have been investi gating the matter have given out the information that the mosquito that carries the malaria is the Anopheles mncullpcnnis. It will be well to guard ; against mosquitoes of that brand. The recent outbreaks of "Hooligan ism" in London have revived the agi- i tat ion in favor of the restoration of the whipping post as a remedy for ruffianism and lawlessness. The po- ! lice magistrates are striving to re press these murderous revels in the streets by stern rebukes and rigorous sentences for the leaders of the crimi-1 nal gangs in Chelsea and South Lon don. Massachusetts reports an increase I of 125 in its prison population during j the past year. This proves conclu- ' slvely either that crime is on the in crease as the result of lax adminis-; tration of the laws or that the strict- j er enforcement of the law has dimln- ; Jslied crime by punishing the crimi nals. In the science of sociology every admitted fact admits of two different and Irreconcilable explanations. A few of the larger libraries in the country have added music to their circulation departments, and with marked success. The idea is spread- | ing now to the libraries in the smaller | cities. Seattle lias just adopted it, be ginning with 200 books of vocal and instrumental music. In the Seattle, as in the other libraries which have adopted tliis feature, the aim is to encourage the taste for good music. Aside from the few scattered settle ments on the frontier and possibly in some lumber camps, the ox team is no longer used. It is now rare to see even a four-year-old steer. The agri culture of tin? west has passed rapidly from the ox-team stage to the two horse team, and on the level prairie sections the work is largely done with four-horse teams. The breaking teams of the pioneer days, when six yoke of oxen hauled a 26-inch plow, used to do great work though. There seems to be something like a general revolt among the British farm ers, whose condition lias been grow ing worse or many years, owing to a combination of adverse circumstances, against the exorbitant charges of the railroads. A number of south Lincoln shire farmers, utterly unable to make a living profit out of their products, after paying railroad freight charges, are making arrangements with Lon don dealers to establish a regular steamer service by which their goods may be conveyed quickly and cheaply to the British metropolis. Car* of Wrong Size. Justin McCarthy and some friends were talkig once about a member of the House of Commons.- A lady who was one of the company said it was a pity for the sake of his personal ap pearance that he had such very largo ears. "Yes," said T. P. O'Connor, the brilliant parliamentary and platform orator, "and the worst of it is that while they are too large for ears, they are too small for wings." The Cameo Brooch. J BY RETT WIN WOOD. b A pretty girl was seated upon a vine-wreathed porch, darning stock ings. Max Dcluuey's eyes brightened as tliey rested upon her, and a thrill stirred his usually unsusceptible heart. "Have I traversed the wide world over, and gone unscathed ull these years," he asked himself, "only to fall in love, at first sight, with a rus tic divinity out in the wilds of Michi gan ?" At the sound of his footsteps the girl looked up, with a startled air, the lovely peach-bloom color deepening and brightening in her velvety cheeks. What Daisy Wentworth saw was a tall, dark young man, of eight-and twenty, with a somewhat listless ex pression upon his face. He wore a tour ist's dress of gray tweed, and carried a small pack slung across his broad shoulders. "May I trouble you for a drink of water?" he asked, in a low, musical voice, Chat made the girl start, its re fined accents were so different from the rough speech to which she was accustomed. Before Daisy could comply with the request, the kitchen-door swung sud denly open, and a hard, strong-fea tured face, with beetling black blows anil fiery eyes, peered out, the face of Mrs. Wentworth, Daisy's stepmother. "Don't com# in here!" she cried, in a shrill, acrid voice, glowering angrily at the astonished young man. "You have nothing I want in that nasty puck. I never trade with tramps." "Oh, mother!" cried Daisy, in dis may. "I am sure the man is no ped dler." "He's something worse, then, and had better go about his business." Mrs. Wentworth was about to slam the iloor, when, by an amusing coin cidence, a peddler's cart drove into the yard. She was one of those women who made "distinctions." Though unable to abide one who carried his pack on his own back, she had a weakness for peddlers who had arrived at the dis tinction of driving a cart The angry look instantly vanished from her face, leaving it bland and smiling. She decided that Max Dc laney must be the avant courier. "I'm sure I beg your pardon!" she said, humbly. "I took you for one o* the sort that goes about with smuggled goods made right here at home, and cheap laces they try to palm off as genuine thread. I am disgusted with the whole tribe. Anil Daisy there lias put me all out of temper with her trifling and idling. Just like her dead mother, they say. It's a dreadful trial to have another woman's child to bring up. I would never have mar ried Silas Wentworth had I known he would up and die at the end of five years, and leave me to take care of his first wife's daughter. I have children enough of my own to look after." Daisy was accustomed to these ti rades, but they always brought tears to her eyes. She might have reported that her stepmother had seized upon the bit of property that was left, and used it all for the benefit of her own children, but she refrained. "Wait a minute," Mrs. Wentworth resumed, garrulously. "I've got lots of rags stowed away in the garret, that I've been keeping until the right person comes along. If you don't mind being hindered, I'll go uud gather 'em up." A roguish twinkle showed itself in Max Dclaney's eyes, as the woman disappeared in the direction of the upper regions. "My pack only contains the kit of a strolling artist," he said, smilingly. "But here comes the real Simon Pure," as a freckled-faced man, with a scraggy, sanily moustache, ascend ed the steps, bringing an armful of tinware and some olil-fashioned steel yards. "I shall abdicate in his favor." Daisy's cheeks were burning hotly, but she caught up her print sunbon net, and bringing a tumbler from the pantry-shelf, led the way to the well, in the shadow of some lilac-hushes at the rear of the house. Max drank the cool water she prof ferrcd, as though it had been am brosia. On returning the empty glass, his gaze happened to fall upon the pin that fastened Daisy's collar. It was a cameo of Considerable value— a portrait finely and artistically cut; but it did not look out of place, though her dress was of common gingham. "I beg your pardon!" he said, eager ly. "But may I ask where you got that broach?" "It was my mother's," Daisy replied; "that is why I like to wear it." "Oh—an heirloom! Can you tell me anything of its history?" "Very little. My mother prized it highly. The likeness is that of some relative-a great aunt, I believe." "What was your mother's maiden name?" "Ethel McLean." Max gazed at the girl curiously. He would have said more, but Mrs. Went worth's shrill voice sounded at that instant, calling sharply for Daisy. "Don't be loitering there, you good for-nothing child! You might try to mukc yourself useful occasionally. You've only been a burden to me ever since your father died. Go right up into the garret, and bring down the rest o' them rags." Daisy flitted away, a painful flush suffusing her face. Hut she had not seen the last of the handsome artist. That evening, as she stood dejectedly at the garden gate, wearied out with the labors of the day and trying to escape for a few moments from her stepmother's shrewish tongue, he came whistling along the lane, and paused beside her. "You have been crying!" he ex claimed, abruptly, looking into her pretty forget-me-not eyes. "Yes," she admitted. "It was very foolish of me." "That dreadful woman has been scolding you again?" "I deserved it, no doubt. I am not strong, and cannot accomplish much." Max Delaney muttered something under his breath, then asked: "Why don't you leave her? Have you 110 relatives to whom you could Daisy shook her head. "There is only the great-aunt of whom I spoke this morning—and I don't even know where to find her. It would make no difference if I did. She is very rich, but my stepmother says she hates girls, and could not be induced to give me a penny." "Suppose you go away with me?" The girl stared at him, her cheeks flushed, her lips parted. "I—l don't understand what you mean, sir," she stammered. "There is no occasion to look so frightened, little one, though it is very sudden. But I took a liking to you at once, and I cannot endure to see you abused. I want you for my wife, darl ing." Daisy had had lovers before, but never one for whom she cared. A thrill of tingling sweetness shot through her veins. She felt the spell of those magnetic, dark eyes, but Max Delanoy was a stranger, and she dared not yield to it. "No, no—you cannot realize what you are saying, or else you are only laughing at me!" she cried, running away and hiding herself, with emo tions singularly blended of rapture and alarm. Two weeks wore on, Daisy saw no more of the handsome artist, but she was continually dreaming or thinking of him. One morning, Daisy unexpectedly re ceived a letter. It fell first into her stepmother's hands, who, in the exer cise of a privilege arrogated to herself, immediately tore it open and possessed herself of its contents. It ran thus: "I do not expect to feel proud of a grand-niece brought up In the back woods of Michigan, but it is time you saw something of the world. You can come to me for a six weeks visit, if you like. But don't expect to become my heiress. My will is made already, and does not give you n dollar. PATTY McLEAN. "Bless me!" Mrs. Went worth ex claimed, startled almost out of her senses. "It is from that miserly old woman, your great-aunt. How did she learn your address, I wonder? And she has actually sent a cheque for one hundred dollars to buy a new outfit, ami defray expenses. Well, I never!" Daisy's heart beat high with hope and expectation. "I may go?" she cried, in an eager, pleading tone. Mrs. Went worth frowned. '"I don't knew how to spare you, just as harvest is eoniing on. But that crabbed old maid would be angry if I refused to let you go. She lives in Philadelphia, it appears. Twenty-five dollars will take you there, and you'll want 25 more for new clothes. That will leave SSO for me and my daughter Joanna. Yes, you might as well be gin to get ready.* When Daisy's preparations were all made, and she was about setting out upon her journey, Mrs. 'Wentworth said: "Now I want you to speak a good word for Joanna. She ain't no rela tion of Miss McLean, to-lie-sure, but the old miser might send her a few dresses and jewels, and never miss 'em. Take everything that's offered you, Daisy, and when you come back I'll divide the things between you two girls." Daisy was quite startled by the mag niliceneo of the lirown stone front where Mists Mel.ean resided. Her great aunt, a wrinkled old crone in black velvet and lace, welcomed her with a kiss. "You have your mother's face, my dear. lam glad of that." "Oh," cried Daisy, eagerly, "do you remember my mother?" "Certainly. I used to wish she was a boy, that I might leave her my money. But girls are not of much con sequence in tlds world. I had lost all trace of poor Ethel. And so Silas Wentworth Is dead? He was a good man, but sadly wanting In energy." "How did you find me. Aunt Patty?" "That's a secret." an odd twinkle in her beady eyes. "By-the-wny, I seeyou wear a cameo brooch lliat was your mother's. It was cut in Italy half a century ago. Do you know whose head it Is!" "Yours, Aunt Patty." The old woman laughed softly. "Y'es dear: though it does not bear much resemblance to me now. One changes in 50 years. There were two cut at the same time. I have always kept the duplicate." It was a charmed lifetliatopened for Daisy. The gay city, with all it* at tractions and nowlties, se me i Ilk* en chanted land. She was thoroughly happy for the first time in her life. Miss McLean appeared quite fond of her, and her sweet dreams were never interrupted by Mrs. Went worth's sharp, rasping voice. Six weeks went by all too quickly, and at last she was summoned to her great-aunt's dressing-room. "The limit of your stay has expired," Miss McLean said, looking at her keen ly. "1 hope you have enjoyed your self V" "Very, very much!" Daisy answered, her voice choking a little. "It was very kind of you to Invite me here." "You are ready to return home?" "Whenever you think I had better go, dear aunt." Two or three great drops fell down the girl's pretty face. She wiped them surreptitiously away, but not before the cunning old woman had seen them. "Daisy," she said abruptly, "what if 1 were to ask you to remain?" The girl sprang toward her with au impulsive little cry. "Will you, Aunt Patty? Oh, I would be so glad!" "You can stay upon one condition. I have learned to love you, but my will is made, us 1 wrote you. It can not be altered, even to please you. The bulk of my fortune goes to my half sister's son, a very worthy young man. Daisy, you can remain as his wife! 1 have communicated with him, and he is very willing to consent to the ar rangement" Daisy grew very pale. Consent to marry a man she had never seen? No, that would have been impossible, even if Max Delaney's image did not 1111 all her heart. "I must go," she said sadly. "There is no other way." "Wait until you have met my heir. You might change your mind." "Never!" Poor Daisy dropped floods of tears into the trunk with the new clothes Miss McLean's generosity had provid ed. At last, when the goodbyes had been spoken, she groped her way blindly down stairs. A gentleman stood near the drawing-room door. As she looked tip, a startled cry broke from her lips. "Max Delanoy!" "You here? How very strange!" She blushed furiously, but as the young man opened his arms, Daisy leaned her h ad up n his ?hould *r with a weary sigh. "Are you glad to see me, darling?" he whispered. "Oh, very glad!" "Then do you love me a little?" "Yes," she answered, unable to keep back the truth. Just then Daisy heard a low laugh, and looking up, saw Miss McLean standing upon the landing, her kind old face beaming with delight. "You might as well ring for the maid to take your wfaps, my dear!" she called out. Daisy glanced bewilderingly from the smiling woman to the handsome lover. "What does she mean?" "That you are never going back to be abused by your shrewish stepmoth er," Max answered. "Forgive me for trying you so sorely, but it was Aunt Patty's wish. I am her heir." One week later, Mrs. Wentworth re ceived a large box of clothing and nicknncks, but she had seen the lust of Daisy herself.—Saturday Night. MUNinc Italian Millions. Italy is threatened with one of the most sensational scandals of the cen tury, a scandal which will attract at tention far beyond the borders of this country. It has transpired that the late Iving Humbert set aside out of his civil list a sum of 150,000 lire monthly for distribution among the families of soldiers who died in the national wars. This amount in the aggregate to some 40,000,000 lire (about (1,500,000 pounds). But it also transpires that not one of the societies which attend to the wants of disabled army veterans, widows and orphans of soldiers, etc., who received a penny of this money, while there are known to he many old soldiers and patriots in a state of absolute penury. The explanations of those who have had to deal with the money are not considered satisfactory, and an in quiry will be opened into the matter. . —London Mail. Mexico Trying to Bay Araerlcnn Horne*. Tlie Mexican government is the last to enter the United States in search for cavalry horses, nnd accord ing to Manuel Alvarez of the City of Mexico, who is at the American House here, ids government is too late to llnd such horses as are suitable for the purpose. Senor Alvarez is the agent of the Mexican war department. He lias been through Arizona and New Mexico and a large part of Colo rado. The horses he wants must be not less than 15 1-2 hands and not more than lfi hands high, and of all solid color, either black or dark brown. For suitable horses his government pays from ?! 15 to $125. Senor Alvarez said that nearly all the horses which were suitable for cavalrymen had al ready been bought by Russian, Ger man and English agents.—Denver Re publican. One of the most universal failing, in regard to correct diet is the aglct to drink enough water , ! Empire Modes of Coiffure. i With the Empire fashions in dress, it is natural and fitting that Empire I modes of coiffure should prevail. The Josephine knot is one of the latest, and is made by waving the lialr , softly all around and carrying it to | the top of the head, where it is twist , od and coiled as high as possibl \ For I evening a string of beads or a ribbon l is fastened at the right, near the front. Women Doctor* in China. We have heard much lately about the European medical men in China, ' but less about tlie European and American medical women. A writer in the Aligemein Zcitimg gives an in- I teresting account of the number and • their work. The Socictic des Mission j aries de la Fern mo, says he, employs i live European women doctors in its hospitals and six Chinese nurses, lie reckons the total number of European and American women doctors and surgeons in China to be not less than ; 100. In Tientsin there are two lady physicians from Chicago, two. j from Canada, and one from London. : Only one Chinese lady has studied i medical science and practice after the western manner, and she is exceeding ly popular and useful among her fel low-country women. I Half Mourning Costume. | One of the prettiest of half mourn- I lug gowns is made of finest black I face cloth. The skirt has two bias bunds two inches deep of black glace silk, piped with white round the hem, the lower one outlining it. A fitting ] vest of white silk, with white chiffon ' frilled jabot, sets off a very chic bo lero, the edge of which, likewise the white silk revers, is skirted with a three-quarter inch band of white silk crossed in lattice design with black j chenille. The collar, coming high at the back, is of black silk piped with white and lias two white silk buttons crossed with chenille on either side, and similar to the other three which adorn the front. As a finish at the back are double loops and knots, two ' coming above and two longer ones be low the waist, while the picturesque ! semi-bell sleeves are cut up at the back sleeve, finished with an inch hand of the silk and Garibaldi under slceve of black net. Such u dress could be quite inexpensively carried out Women's Einigralion Society. | In Great Britain the Woman's Emi gration society is a thriving organiza tion, by means of which women are helped to find employment, and Incl- I dentally husbunds in the colonies. • During 1899 the society sent out to 1 Canada, Australia and Africa -10 single women as nurses, teachers, governesses, helpers and domestic servants. Each one bore an excellent character, and was well trained, and many were, In addition, well educated. They are not sent out free of charge, but money is lent for traveling and other expenses, which has to be paid i back by installments. In connection ! with the society, there is a training home in Shropshire, where for a small weekly sum would-be immigrants may become expert cooks, housewives, dressmakers and so forth. The Itho ; desiiui government has recently placed the sum of SIIOOO at the disposal of the society for the purpose of assist ing women to emigrate to that colony. The R!n Coat. j The new model for a rain coat is a welcome departure from the ancient ! model of a mackintosh with cape. • This is a coat and not a cloak. It is cut as carefully as a driving coat would be, is slightly double-breasted and fastens with buttons down below the knee. The right "front" laps j slightly to the left and is cut in a bias line. The loose front shows orna- I mental lines of machine stitching. The back shows a shallow yoke, and the requisite fullness is set beneath the yoke in two broad box pleats. I The yoke back is outlined with orna | mental bands of machine stitching. | The rain coat is provided with tlie : new sleeve, which is full both jit the j shoulder, where it is gathered into j the arm size, and at the wrist, where | it is gathered into the cuff, which is i a strip of ornamental machine stitch j Ing. A pretty collar completes the rain l coat, unless you select the other i model with a brief shoulder cape j and turn-over collar, both trimmed with rows of stitching. The rain coat is made of "cravenette," a tightly twisted worsted, which repels mois ture. Allowances for Children. Under the age of 12 few children receive an allowance. Whether they should or not depends somewhat on the child; generally speaking, an al lowance Is desirable only after a cer tain degree of maturity of Judgment is reached. But if It Is given it should not be the only source of income; every child should earn at least a part of its spending-money, in ways that are not too difficult. Rut when the child has money, what shall It do with it? A famous econo- V mist tells us that the three legitimate uses of money are saving, spending and giving, and this is a good basis from which to study the matter. A child's saving may mean nothing at all to it. Simply to till a bank with pennies, to see it emptied, and hear that the money has been transferred to a larger bank downtown, conveys no idea and aeomplishes no good pur pose; there should always be a def inite end iu view. If its savings are small, still there is father's birthday present to be bought or Christmas to be remembered. If they are larger and amount to quite a sum in the course of a year, do not let the child become miserly and enjoy the piling up of its money for itself. Possibly the money may be spoken of as a provision for the future should a rainy day come to the family, or the outlook may be toward travel or special advantages In some way. Such a feeling of possession may be an excellent tiling, giving the child a proper sense of power and responsi bility .—Harper's Bazar. f Title for an Amt>n*ftii<lor'f> Niece. By a decree of Kmperor Nicholas the adoption by Count Cassini of Mile. Marguerite Cassini, the grandnirce of tlie Russian ambassador, lias been offi cially recognized, and she will hence forth have the title of Countess and the full right and title of a daughter in the Ambassador's household, wheth er in St. Petersburg, Paris or Wash ington. The young' countess, who has been under the personal care of Count Cas sini since babyhood, is a handsome girl of nineteeu and took her place in society for the llrst time on the arri val of the Ambassador in the United States two years ago. The presence of an unmarried woman at the head of on embassy caused considerable an noyance in dlplomutic circles. Mile. Cassini not having the relation of a daughter and yet doiug the honors as if she were the wife of an ambassa dor. Tlie closing days of last season were in consequence marked by many murmurs of discontent by the matrons of tlie corps, and tills caused the virtual retirement of the beautiful young Russian, whose presence in Washington was said to be extremely distasteful to the wives of several of the European envoys. Tlie action of the Cznr at this time is said to lie in view of the promotion of Count Cassini to one of the Euro pean capitals where his family will naturally occupy a more conspicuous place than in our democratic country. The Russian embassy is socially one of tlie most delightful in Wash- . Ington. Count Cassini is an exception- ' ill host and very fond of society. He will entertain a good deal during the coming winter. The engagement of tlie young countess to a Russian di plomat in the Orient, reported some time ngo, is authoritatively denied.— i New York Times. liroad, shaped belts are the mode to wear with Etons and boleros. The latest i>etticonts are made of satin foulards, glossy and soft The newest buckles have a down ward point, which adds to tlie long waist effect now so much sought after. Dainty little ties not more than an , inch wide are made of insertion and . narrow lace edging, with tiny tassels on tlie ends. Rainy day shoes are growing more and more popular. Except in u very severe storm, no rubbers are neces sary with them. Chiffon is to tie as popular for win ter as for summer apparently. Many of the new hats arc composed almost wholly of black, gray or white chiffon or tulle. Another fascinating wrap is of white clotli "cut out" over white cliiffou, which falls in billowy accordioned flounces below the clotli. Silver pail lettes are scattered profusely over all. Some of the newest gowns for house wear Introduce n susli either at one side of the hack or one side of the front. A black mousseline snsli with hands of gold across tlie ends is very effective In some colors. A number of the French arc made very close about the hips by tlie use of a yoke a quarter of a yard deep directly In front and rounding iqi to the waist line in the back. This yoke is decorated wltli machine stitch- * ing or braid. , The picturesque girl hails with de light tlie return of the velvet blouse, which certainly is one of tlie prettiest and most becoming of garments. One recently seen had a gold belt with su perb matrix turquoise clasps, and an Immense chinchilla collar and revere. A smart little coat that illustrates the winter's likings is of sealskin, fit ting ns if woven to the figure. It reaches only just below the waist lino, where it is finished with scallops edged with stitched black satin. The pointed revers and storm collar are of Russian sable. An evening wrap of pale blue cloth lias an accordion pleated lining of white silk. Straps of the cloth in terlace over a front of white accor dioned chiffon, and embroidered gilt and black knots decorate the yoke. Sable tails fasten the high sable col lar at the throat.