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BAB'S BRIGHT BABBLE.
Fads and Foibles of New York's Gay and Pretty Women. What the Metropolitan Women are Run ning to—The Latest Bracelet Fad— nn in Jewelry—When Mon-Have the Times »?— Is the Modern Man Feminine F Women Trod on Changed Our M< Obliging? Special Correspondence of Gazette and Journal New York, .Inn. 12—If you saw the smart girl of the period on the street lust at present in New York,you would i eav that she had cut her hair, and you would be properly indignant with her for doing this, but she hasn't. She is simply like the children, she is makinc believe. Instead of that she has taken her back hair, curled the ends of it, tied It with ribbon, and has it pinned up in such a way, such an insidious way, that she has managed to fool you just'as she has a good many other people. If there is one thing in this world that a man objects to it is a woman having short hair, and I must confess that I agree with him about this, but when she f ain the rather youthful effect without aving her locks, like Samson's, fleed, then she is to be applauded. The woman who can gain the effect without breaking any of the by-laws of feminin ity is the woman who is going to get Along in the world. THE LATEST BRACELET FAD. No end of fashionable girls .ing their band bracelets taken apart and the jewels set in gold fillets for the head. But the other girl, who doesn't propose to sacrifice her jeweled bands to a popular fancy, is calmly and com placently tarions. I hav enough wearing those of imi l reality, paste is always to be deplored, but when it comes to* setting real diamonds, real rubies, or emeralds in a flat band of gold that is to-day and may be forgotten to nobody can deny that the woman who wears the imitation is for once in her life wise. in vogue FEMININE FASHIONS IN .JEWEL To be thoroughly in the fashion, as far as jewelry is concerned, you cover the third and little lingers of each hand with as many gems as you possess will reach up to the knuckle, nothing if not Egyptian, and as the gentle Cleopatra and her numerous girl friends, who st We ; interesting mies in the British Museum, had their hands decorated in this fashion, it be •cessary that we should do like wise. The butterfly with which Cleo patra's drapery was fastened is being imitated in many colors and made t form a broad girdle. The effect is really extremely picturesque WHERE EVE AND CLEOPATRA DIFFERED. Did i they wore the sacred bird* and the sacred flower on their heads in Egypt, there to be no record of hats? Did they go out in the burning sun and never wear any hats, or did they stay at home all the time, and have everything come to them ? And will you please tell me how Cleopatra's could hare been a joy ous life, unless she had a new Easter bonnet? To be vogue then, but there must have been something that corresponded to it. I Eve made a bonnet of violets, and tied it on with ribbo perfect harmony with her fig leaves and the delicate ferns that formed the fringe the edge of them. It has always seemed to me that Eve must have been a woman of mure or less good taste, else she wouldn't have chosen the fig leaf shade for her first gown, unless she had been sure it was suited to her skin and that while ever occur to y e, Easter grass that was i The study of Egyptology is like easles, you never know how it is yes. going to end. It has forced me back through centuries of women to Eve, and at present I ccuratc account of the Eve, Lilith. looking for the roman it bef EN TnOD ON M It would s if in the glorious days of the past <1 believe that is the proper way to speak of the ■vomankind was given to expressin un know that itself; repression thing. If you dislike anybody, you had them thrown in the river, or poi stabbed: and if you liked any body, you adorned them with the wealth of the world. People about whom you simply let get along didn't care a sou yo best they could, i d political ec< and the lab-.r question" were things that troubled nobody. 1 think that would have been the most comfortable time to have lived. Women, good, bad different, seemed to and Cœs lying around loose, overy thing, d Mark Antonys were waiting to be trod IS THE MODERN We have changed all that j rage : the goes to an evening affair, gobbles up all the terrapin and cham ï he of pink ice e claret cup that tastes like reach, brings a wo nd a glass of astor oil and shoe polish and lemons mixed together, and then he wonders that she isn't satis fled, and he says Americ maml too much. I would like to see him help an English girl to her supper. She would eat right straight through the menu, never let him get a mouthful, force him to cut up her bird for her, and then, if he mopped his fevered brow, she would say sh Jones hud bee much, w •as afraid young a little too drinking ,'hen perhaps the truth ones had been working man here ha» gotle average : J too hard. « idea that th anything to eat, that her delicate one of her charms; but the •oman doesn't appetite sooner he gets that notion out of his head, the most certain will he be to see gooddooking women, healthy women, and happy wo »MEN and So-called high living agrees with :h better than it does with men. It makes women beautiful, and it makes little harsh, but I regret to say it is true, -"or a man who is a slave to his stomach, who i*; intemperate in wlmt he eats, much less agreeable than the is intemperate in what he drinks. F ni beasts. That so ls a f !» - the last takes various ph es, and the first takes but have e -, dyspej sia. If yoi you who ha had a abo had dyspepsia, you will 1 sonal devil, but i only believe 1 sul 1 everything that the Prcsby liurch teaches. Only pen ph t.-ri inister Is c satisfy him, t to do is to get himself to and let the doctors inocu d the only thing for h u sanitari late him with a a blot on the face of the earth. deadly poison, for he is The new evening dr« cloth. It e have the virtue of originality, too, tn<- slight train falls gracefully, the figure shows to good advantage, and a soft rather than à glaring or starry ef fect, such as is apt to be produced by silks the s re all i . ed that they i*l then, ad is produced. )no of here was at a .N»*w ' Ye 's eve purty, one where everybody d greeted '91 blotted » DO ith " cold botth* 1 another <» 1 as if it were a prodigal son. This frock wa< of black 1 leloth, with a train which ough to be graceful, elaborate d which felt fro jet arrangement in the back. The front ^ was g square tablier finished at the edee under with a deep cord and jet fringe, while the bodice was a drafted one elaborately covered with jet. It was cut out in V fashion, and had the latest novelty in collars upon it—that is to say, a high Medici one lined with feathers and made heavy on the outer side with jet. The sleeves reached to the elbow and finished with a jet cuff that came over the long black gloves as if it might be a bracelet. A REALLY SMART GET-UP. T h ',' stockings and slippers were black an< * tlie otaaxaea^ 'J' ere diamonds. The i , . '' as a feather one having its tortoise shell sticks inlaid with dia mon( I 3 t an( I fastened to it Janette, the case of which was also thickly studded with diamonds. The Y oun S woman who wore this frock 8 ave 8ome sort °* a a gold the curious impression of being crawling creature, not exactly the serpent, for she hadn't the colors for that, but as if she might be first cousin to a bat and her wings were lost. Looked at from the fashionable standpoint it was a thoroughly smart get-up and had an air of individuality that, while it was marked, gressive. That's the secret of good dressing, to be individual without being bizarre. as not ng THE WREATHS O R GRANDMOTHERS. Among the old fashions coming in, brunettes who are wearing their hair low stick to a large white rose or a white camellia in one side, and women Whose faces are young enough wear the ! wreath of roses that our grandmothers ; used to sing about. A wreath, however, is a dangerous thing to wear. If it gets a little t-> one side, you have the most absolutely depraved air imaginable, and nothing ever struck mo as quite funny as a Roman senator on the stage whose wreath had gotten a little off, and w ho had a great air of wishing to point the town red instead of liking to drink mock wine out of property goblets. On Decoration Day they in variably put a wreath on George Wash ington; it invariably slips to one side, and then George looks as if he was believe have heard a terrible tear. Y of the little stories y about the Father of yoi feel that if he couldn't tell a lie the chances were that there w of other gay things he could do. putting arranged i fashion. •! country, y< lots So in that it is -de-V your wreath so a strictly V THE AFFABLE WOMAN. Somebody has been w tide about the affable w if there is one woman the earth who is to he despised with a seventeenth-century hatred, she is the ■ me. She makes you feel while she is talking to you she* is being so nice and so agreeable, ami so altogether charm ing. and that she is sure you appreciate it, that you feel as if you would be riling to be blown up yourself if a can that The affable the agreeable rriting a long the face of of dynamite was standing could extinguish her. as far fr< pule to the other, and the the effect of the She is so in freeze and whether a woman. The is simply a natural woman with tact. The affable woman i3 one who is neither agreeable nor has tact, but wants to impress you with her affability; but if you have any sense at all, refuse to be impressed and be as abominable as you can—remind her • her dressmaker has gone off in her lit, how the wrinkles are be ginning to show y thing, in short, that will extinguish the affability, for then you will be serv ing your fellow-man. She is the sort of woman who parades all around, drag ging people up to other people on the plea that they ought to know each other; kno affable woman In North Pole upon you. tensely pleasant that y freeze until y 2 a lamp-post agreeable won don't kn« ho her face—do st of us who ought to usually manage to make 1 think ghost dcJrekno proper, and no man, woman, wants to be hauled aroun l by the affable because she thinks 'she is doing her duty and forming society. She is enough to make anybody turn a hermit. she forgets sometimes and asks very pertinent questions; usually her victims are so impressed by her manner that .'hat they are about, and then when they get home they have to spend all their money t" get a messenger boy to them because or their truth-telling. An affable w< ur She is s< int affairs that they answer before they know for i-kdl me MA and I was : sod to telling the truth that I gave myself i d though :u that ti still paying messenger boy year for saying ' ' ' d inducing all the pedally those who belong to l Bohemian fraternity, to devoting five minutes a day to express ing themselves in a highly colored e of the affable ay; : nie h ds ! f..r : kn< the ; . A live, hew an; when y< are dead it doesn't •li matter, though she is pretty cer to come to vour funeral ami do the affable act at that. One of the shook hands man, she was so glad to see the coffin of a dead other CST TO AVOID. There are other people to bew -oman. k'ho wants to kiss mother be of 11 as the affable • of the bee se he knew y y fore she i of the name at the dressmaker's. .* of the man who works hard all the time, 'ho wants s? y<> Bew en days, is in an ill temp. unci only amiable when be is lazy. Beware <>f the children their fathers and rhô know others. Beware of the books that d stupid. of the people who tell the truth at all times, because the truth is like a sweet nut—it sugar ometimes better id with Il b -bon lx : the •ith a k »und looking for it. It givi t th-' .serve.- the something do, and pre •uth. Bew >f the people who are re: and willing to do everything for you— they are usually the o •alk from lie ady ou bin' he *r to oblige , and win regard y - hick to throw off the y teriai doormat mi v dust of their rimes. ire of the dog that >ing to bi lum is lie do »»me day, d when Bau. To Coin Itolivi Wash i: :, Jan. It I he bu of America publics is inf. ed that nt of Bolivia has decided silver fined in the mints of the United ' gov to have $2'»f States. A IV ami »luck Bnrned. ,Mk., Jan. 16. Fire this morning damaged Hives Bros.' block on Congress street about $20,000. Karl of Dev London, Jan. 16.—The death of Ed ward Baldwin Courteny, Earl of Devon, is announced. Snow in tlie Kternal City. Rome, Jan. 16.—Another snow storm nrevails in this neighborhood. A MILLIONAIRE'S TABLE. Lace Table Cover and Service of 811ver and Gold. A Washington special says : Senator and Mrs. Stanford gave a dinner in honor of the President and Mrs. Harri and tjie company sat down to a table probably never equaled in this city the beauty and elegance of its ap pointments. Covers were laid for 18. The other guests were the Vice-President and Mrs. Morton, Senator and Mrs. Kdmunds, Senator and Mrs. Sherman, Senator and Mrs. Frye, Senor and Mme. Romero, Chief Justice Fuller, Mrs. Uognn, Gen. Schofield and Mrs. McKee. The cloth deep insertion ami border of Irish point, under which pale pink satin showed. An entire gold and silver service was used. The epergne in the centre was filled with large pink orchids, with one corner of lillies of the valley. On the two ends of the epergne ' re were dishes filled with huge hot house grapes. The silver dishes of con possible in two colors, pink and mauve. Their sugary coats covered fresh cherries, plums, Ac. The first plates at each cover were of gold. The folded napkin had a border of Irish point, also, to match the cloth. • The gentlemen's places were marked j . The name was the table had the res were *. a f V9 1( lHf sou T e P 0, 1 "'f d m lhe , '- ational col, ' ra . and this f 4° u , had a smal ! lia S, dra P«5 aroan<l ■] ! kept in place by gold cord and ; P ,n8 ' . M 1C places were P rctl riy marked by a folded card of a square of white satin that The ladies arked by a ing. One end filled with California sweet grass was folded and the n; below. These were pink and purple alternately. The corsage bouquets for the ladies were a bunch of lilies of the valley and silver ribbon of a n decorated in colors, first of the kind e\ try, and came from Vienna. The bonbonieres at each place were French. The salt cellars and spoo exquisite Russian enamel. The entire suite of parlors, the dining and the hallway had specimen roses, orchids and other fine flowers steful profusion. All the in gilt lettering was just tie pink orchid, tied with The glasses at each cover r oval shape, and w olors. The set was the brought to this •ere all of ranged i wines and edibles came from California for this event. I PLAIN .U'fti I.V DEAD. The First Man Bullet In Elizabeth, N. J., Jan. 19,—Captain John McGowan, U. S. N., aged 86 years, died last night in this city. He went to sea in 1819 as mate of the ship Henry of Philadelphia, and was ap pointed a lieutenant in the revenue marine service by President Jackson in 1831. He was transferred to the navy in 1841 and was lieutenant of the ship forward on duty at Vera Cruz and the Rio Grande. He participated in the attack on Alvarado under Commodore Conner and other important engage ments in the Mexican war. He commanded the famous steamship Star of the West, which was chartered to take soldiers to the relief of Fort Sumpter. The vessel had neither arma ment nor protection from the batteries, and was under no orders to go under fire. As he entered Charleston harbor January 9th, 1861, the shore battery of the rebels opened tire. Captain Mc Gowan kept on and signalled f. couragement from F« >rt Sumpter, but To lie under the guns of Fort Moultrie and be sunk w suicidul, and the Star of the West was turned back to save the lives of the crew, which act of Captain McGowan's the government approved. The fact that open hostilities had not been de clared was General Anderson's reason for not returning the fire. Thus Captain McGowan received the first shots fired engaged in service throughout the war. He retired in 1882 after 63 years of Hied by a Rebel ras given. in the rebellion. He was » ,000 Feet. Sailing upward ten thousand feet in a balloon, stepping out and falling earth as gently as falls the snowflake, is considered a remarkable feat. But to cure •nsidered infinitely gre r of the the what for cent incurable dis feat. That ies has bee te Id to the s Golden . . if it be taken in time and given a fair trial. The hacking cough, hectic flush, hurried breathing, and other symptoms should be heeded n late. By the ivery," every function of the used to healthy action, the •od is purified, digestion and nutritio proved, the strength and flesh built up 1 all the distressing forerunners of sumption disappear. It is guaranteed • if taken in time, money paid for it will be refunded. consumpt f Dr. Pier Medical Dis. ieof "Golde Medical Disc tc ! CO a, Ont., Jan. 16.—A member ?t stated yesterday that the i being ap proaehed with a view to the consolida "on <>f the British X» rth American col- ' 'es into a federation for commercial I •ithout conflicting with the st favored national clauses of exist treaties. The proposal embrace» suggestion that Great Britain Canada the hoganv : her British North Americ inondation of llrl Mh North Am OTT. of the cabine British gove nt purposes the shall give tc» colonies dland, thus trails Î or centralizing the general m; nt and directi» lusive of Newf< <f public affairs «genu of Ott at London having to deal directly with each colony. of tin* colonial office P vor Mine. , Cal., Ji . 17.—A diced in the Su •hlch porior court here by Alvinsoa Hayward fi others to root oney paid > for the Aquayos Bros, of Mexico Muiatos mines has been dismissed, as the Aquayos have agreed to pay tlie plaintiffs $1.427,000 of the purchase •y and $60,000 ■ additional as the output of the mine sine- the plain tiffs have controlled it. Hayward and his colleagues purchased the property in September 1889, and paid Aquavos' agent in this city $710.000 cash and «»tes. When $865,000 i ! '* ; s °ry they took charge of the the output fell far below their expectations and a suit was begun against Aquavos' gent here to roc« the s paid the ground that the mine had been salted. I*lR Trouble. Helena, Mo.* ments filed a , Jan. 19.—Attach aggregating $8,000 have b rainst tin* Big Ox Mining G'< The capital stock of the c» pan y is $1,000,000. charge that the company li doing a legitimate mining businc pa The He le papers ot been 1'lst me of Car«!». St. Lot is, Mo., J . 19.-I light ds in Clnbbev alley, •ter, last night, William Benson, colored, fatally stabbed Tom Cox, also colored. ; of a g; the >gro Killed by a JcuIuiih Husband. Caldwell, Kan., Jan. 19.—Joel L. Tracey, a brakeraan, was sh»jt and in stantly killed last night by William Brooks. Tracey has been intimate with Mrs. Brook» THE SENATE COSTS A MILLION. Knives, Scissors and Quinine for Uncle Sam's Upper Club. Washington, D. C., Jan. 18.—The United States Senate, all told, in salaries and incidental personal expenses of its members and officers, costs the country $1,019,639.85 last year. It appears from the record that the senators have an enormous capacity for penknives, 804, or 10 for each member, being purchased during the year, to say nothing of 900 pairs of pocket scissors. Less than two corkscrews for each member w bought, contrary cion entertained cessity for that article. A Senator—Iliscock, perhaps—re quired to make himself presentable at various times : "6 bot. Italian cosmetic," "1 doz. hair tpnic" and "1 Pond Lily wash;" and anotlmr—Edmund, maybe —after taking "1 gal. castor oil" on September 30th found it necessary to secure''6 gals." more on the following day; Mr. Mcpton^ required "1 cushion for Vice-Presvjeptrs chair, $17." None <»f these purchases is objection able, while others, such as "1 nr. anti rattlers." provided Mr. Chandler L them, und "1 bot. bromochloralum," • presumably for Mr. Hoar, will receive j the emphatic approval of a united to the general suspi as to the senatorial g d f copie. It was also to be expected that Republican senators would really need "4 doz. phospho raffein" immediately after the inauguration of a Republican President. But wlmt under the ators do with 3,900 grains of quinine? could 80 IS GENERAL. The Crum Hotel, in Altoona, Pa., was burned out Sunday* afternoon. Lawrence Kirk, and an unknown companion were struck and killed by a train at Johnstown, Pa., Sunday. A dispatch from San Diego, Cali fornia, says that ex-County Clerk M. D. Hamilton is short in his accounts $4,400. Patrick Ford, son of a Nebraska state representative, shot and fatally wounded "Billy the Kid" in f Omaha on Saturday. Interested parties in Des Moines, la., say that an English syndicate lias offered $3,000,000 for the Durango Mining Com pany's plant, in New Mexico. Col. Baltz, a retired lawyer and planter of Cartersviile, Go., accidentally shot and mortally wounded himself while handling a revolver on Saturday night. An explosi Brewery, ' bar-ror at ■d in the Crescent Aurora, Ind., on Saturday. Two men, named Swift and Pfeister, were killed and four others were badly hurt. George P. Powlinson, head clerk in the post-office in Mankato, Minnesota, d there is a shortage of d $10,000 in his ac is missing, betw $5,000 counts. Lawrence Johnson, a leading farmer of Fayette county, Georgia, had his arm wrenched from its socket while working a cotton gin, on Saturday, and died in a few minute». The British ship Ynxtord, which ar rived at Baltimore on Saturday evening, had on board the rescued crew, 21 in number, of the British steamship Carl ton, which foundered at sea. The main portion of the dye house of the Palmer mill, at Three Rivers, Massa chusetts, was burned on Saturday morn ing, and two employes, Elijah Frame and Joseph Babcock, lost their lives. A dispatch from Key West says that the bark Joseph Baker, which sailed from New Orleans January 4th for Bal timore, with a cargo of molasses and rice, has been wrecked on North Key. A dispatch from Baltimore says that of the oysters now being caught not half are of legal size. They i oysters, the removal of which is exhaus tion to the beds. The culling law is to be enforced. seed Mrs. M. Bradley took her two boys and jumped into a deep spring near Lehigh, Indian Territory, several days ago. Their bodies were found on Sat urday. The death of her husband caused her to become despondent. The employes of the Cambria Iron Company, according to a dispatch from Pittsburg, have been notified of a reduc tion of 10 per cent in their wages, be ginning February 1st. This will affect 5,000 men, from workers to miners. Jesse English, a bishop of the United Brethren, and a large land fanner, has made an Kan. His liabilities about half as •ner and assignment at Hope, $55,000, his •h. The credi chiefly church members in Kan sas and Pennsylvania. A young woman, who registered at a s Mrs. Hudson, com icide on Saturday night by taking morphine. A morphine de out for Mrs. Lottie and the name Lottie ' hotel in St. Louis mit ted nresenp Thurman her jewelry, 1L,ivo r ' fiC tu belief that Thurman was i I,e r real name. ^' rs - Anna C. Strong, 30 years of age, went ,r> tbo office of her husband, Ralph ' ^ tr °ng, in Baltimore, on Saturday, and, I in bis presence, committed suicide by 'booting herself. It is said that she feared ber husband was about to abandon her on the ground that he had married be neath bis station. Elizabeth Pruitt and her two hay.- brought suit against 28 prominent residents of Hacket City, Arkans $50,009 damage taken from tin s< in " , for The family had been beds, marched to the n a coal train n, where Paris, Kentucky .were bought il load depot, placed o and sent to the next static» tickets fo for them. An ssful attempt was made at •util Dakott Dead wood, by railroad Saturday, grade strikers, to take pos passenger train on the Tre & Missouri Valley. The the grade, claim »t keeping s to the amount d the cost of >nt, Elkli in hud quit work on ing that the company its contract with them to bo paid ft board. ork A natural gns explosion partially wrecked the Hotel Marvin, in Findlay, Ohio, Sunday afternoon. Two girls -ere killed an«! six other perso injured, two probably fatally. The pro prietor and three plumbers were search ing for the leak, when one of the dining room girls who stepped upon a as sweeping the floor utclL ana in an instant the explosio -hattanooe ?umla v S. M. Fu g- tte, cashier of the South Chattanooga Savings Bank, and his father-in-law, J. A.W ardor, city attorney of Chattanooga, had a shooting affray, in which Fugettc l Ward« d hand. Mrs. Fugette,Warder's only child, was dan as killed i the breast <»usly wounded in the thigh. It is said the shooting was begun by Warder, "crazy drunk." Riling of the polio stonors in Leavenworth, Ivan urdav Police Serge proof that Chief . and Policemen James Sutton had bee :ho went home. At lommis Sat Murphy produced of Police McFarland James Robertson and „ - ii receiving tribute from "joint" keepers, who were evad ing the prohibitory law. The men have been dismissed from the force. Chief of Police McFarland had been noted for his apparent aggressiveness in enforcing the law. No« preparation combines tho poelttvs peculiar merit and the medicinal cower ol Hood s tiarapporilla. omy. "CRAPE CHASING" A Queer Trade That In Made Pay in Metropolis. New York Mail and Express. Has the reader ever met a crape chaser? It is more than probable that he has not. The institution exists, how , in this city, and a pretty unique fellow he is, too, in his way, and de cidedly original. A reporter met a crape chaser the other day for the first time to know who and what he was. It was in a local florist's shops. A rather seedy and lugubrious individual entered. In his hand he car ried a small wire frame with wire let tering. It was apparent that it of those frames used by florists in pre paring wreaths and the like on the occa sion of funerals. The florist seemed to know the new $omer t for he saluted him familiarly. Well, Jim, what is it?" he asked. t "Jest a few scraps," said the melan 'funeral's this afterne t do much for you to day, Jim," said the florist. Then he rummaged among his flowers for a few minutes and finally handed Jim a few bunches of withered flowers and ferns. "It's the best 1 can do," he said. ''Never mind," said the melancholy one,''I reckon I can make 'em do!" Then he went away as lugubrious when he came. "Lost some of his family?" the re porter asked. cfi'oly one, ' "Well, I c 'Gracious, no," answered the fiorist with a laugh. "Jim never had any family that I've heard of. Jim is a crape chaser, y< The reporter didn't know, and then he waa enlightened as to crape chasers. These gentlemen seem to have shown a very considerable degree of originality in their selection of a calling. They form a portion of that army of way or know." persons who in make a living out of the fact that men must die. Some of the original mem out of profes longer institu by the small hoys in ther hors of the array have dropped the ranks for good and all. The sional mourner,for instance, is to be seen. He is tion respected the streets. The crape chaser is another sort of a tradesman. If he was vainglorious, he might call himself a florist, although that would be rather stretching the matter, since he bears about the relation to a florist proper that a penny cake stand bears to a full-fledged bakery. The crape-chaser's mode of procedure is simple. He reads the death columns of the daily papers every morning, hangs about undertakers'establishments in the tenement districts waiting for accounts of deaths. He pays no atten tion save to those that occur in poor families. He is at the scene of death is or before the scene of death, ns, or before the crape is hung door. He goes armed with frames that are appropriate for floral pieces. By the exercise of any wife that seem to fit the occasion he manages to secure interviews with some member of the bereaved family. The crape chaser displays Jiis frames. He arg tea that he can supply floral pieces much cheaper than any florist will, and this is true, al though hqxlrjes not tell why he Sometimes he fails to obtain orders, but many more times he succeeds ami in his way docs a more or less profitable business, for although he sells so much cheaper than a florist will, the flow houses for wreaths ami the like odds, ends and outenstings of the florist's stock. So his profits are fully in pro portion to his outlay. This trade has its ramifications too. Near one of the local cemeteries there is a man wjio makes a business of buy ing up rusty old frames when the grav are cleaned from time to time and the wrecks of floral pieces taken from them. He cleans and repaints the frames and then sells them for r The crape chasers are his best tomers. And so this queer business i carried on. longer the ' a song. Bradley Want« to Sell His Or Front. Ahbuuy Park, Jan. 14. —Tames A. Bradley, the founder of Asbury Park, has offered, to sell to the borough the entire beach front, from Ocean Grove to Deal Lake, the sewer system of the town, and Sunset Luke, including Saint John's Island. Mr. Bradley has owned for several years the riparian rights at tho beach, having purchased them from the state. During with other of Commissioners, Mr. Bradley said his for the beach, lake and sewer sys would be less than $150,000. case the town accepted his offer, he said, the same restrictions he hasnlways enforced on the beach must be continued, and that there must be no cheap John shops or stands The Board of Trade has appointed a committee to secure the views of the .'hat Mr. Brad Last summer informal talk jmbers of the Town Board e in the oce •rs and s cottage ley's lowest price will he. Mr. Bradley posted placards beach, stating that it cost him $10,000 annually to maintain the beach and board walk. the Deafness Can't Be Cured by local applications, as they reach the diseased portion of the Therh is only one way to cure deafness, and that is by constitutional dies. Deafness is caused by condition of the mucous lining of the eustachian tube. When this tube gets inflamed you have a rumbling sound imperfect hearing, and when it is tirely closed, deafness is the result, unless the inflammation can bo take out and this tube t condition, hearing lot inflamed <1 •stored to its normal will be destroyed ses out of ten by catarrh, which is nothing but flamed condition of the mucous surfaces, •ill give One Hundred Dollars any case of deafness (caused by ca tarrh) that we cannot cure by taking Hall's Catarrh Cure. Send for circu lars, free. forever; ni sed Wo F. J. CnENKY & Co., Toledo, O. Sold by druggists, 75 cents. ' ! Mil si - rie» to Chinn. Omaha, Nkii.,,Ihii. 17.—A party of 30 young Swi-lish people leave he for bhang Hui, China, where e to-dav they he ■ missionaries of the Swedish Ëv gelical church. Another party of 15 »»nth. They have been «ion schools here. ill leave ne: training in the mis The richest to the tax estimate r< the P "a citizen dorf." 11. in Prussia, according Jltly laid before l landtag, is Herr Krupp, "f the district of Duessel Krupp, who is one other than the ner of the great c tories, pays marks, or aim». *st $45,000, on income of 6,000,000 only representative in the tax-class numbered 128. The man who stands next to him in point of wealth is, accord ing to the same source, a "citizen of the district of Frankfort," who is the only in the "96th tax-class." This s supposed to he Baron Rothschild. .. Von Bleichroder, the celebrated banker of many of tlie noblemen of that interesting capital are indebted. The baron has an income of 2,520,000 marks, and pays a tax of 75,500 marks. Next to him are three men with incomes of 1,320,000 marks, 1,200,000 marks and 1,140,000 marks, on which they pay, re spectively, 39,600, 36,000 and 34,200 marks taxes. ual tax of 180,000 estimated 'ks. He is the 1' The third the list is Bar. Berlin, to wh« A EILET ECHO. When the crop is cash is In y And you hear the clink and jingle of the key turned in the lock. And the clinking of the "pennies" and the clanking of the '**— " And the grocery the market and the sock, is paid up and his bill he sen'# : O, it's then's the time a feller isa-feelin' at his best, When ho rises from his supper, then downward pulls his vest ; As he smokes his pipe in comfort and then goes and winds the clock. When the cash is the market and the tvop your sock. There's something kind o' cheerful-like about the farmer s ey When he knows the summer's over and he doesn't have to rise About the time the daylight's a-j»eepin' thn«' the «loom, And work until the moon's up'mid the grain that's all in bloom ; calculates he'll hook old "Buck" and "Jess" evenin', and put on his Lizer, with her apron and new frock. When the crop is on the market and the cash is in his sock. But instead lie nr To his c er inti day drt O, the buskin and the spellin' bees—the er's harmless fun ; i' of the iiddio when the dancin' The raspii is begun ; The jingle of the sleigh bells, y gal in the sled: . —^ the huggin' when the old best The kiss folks nro in bed ; The roast in of the chestnuts, the neighbors droppin' in : The earin' of the apples, drinkin* cider from a tin : O. it sets y heart a-prancin', like a strut 'turkey When the crop is cash i the market and the the sock. —Horstheads Bazoo, ENTER I SOI. Tom Masson. '» Day, before the coals, We ?it and ^ der why many blunders in The year that's just gone by. many calls fickle F a 's hard blows, And fondly hope that this year's joys Will outweigh last year's And yet if it should happen th; By Time's he ^ The same old troubles should To test both you and Remember that in this queer world, On Nc Yc We made : We look back On decree, back , 1 „„„.H. Fr His level best, and is content, to be a prize. There's -Life. The Largest Reservoir. The Indian Engineer says that, omit ting lakes, which are in many cases nat ural reservoirs, the largest reservoir artificial lake in the world is the great tank of Dhebar, 20 miles southeast of Udaipur, Rajputana, which covers area of 21 square miles. The masonry dam is 1,000 fett long by 95 feet high; 50 feet wide at the base and 15 at the top. In southern India also, there immense reservoirs. That ofOum bum is formed by damming the Gund river by a dam 57 feet high, thrown between two hills. This a of 15 square miles. The Stricken 1 reservoir in Mysore is a very little smaller, nnri, next to Cumbum, is the finest in southern India. voir has A Pi I Bho*. The latest horseshoe is of paper. It isclastic and durable. It is the invention of a German. A number of thin sheets of parchment paper, saturated with oil and turpentine, and glued together the mass subjected to a strong hydraulic pressure. The holes for the nails then bored, after which the shoes trimmed ready for the market. It is said that the shoe w d ch way that •face is always rough, thus adapt ing itself particularly to * ments. the ooth pave <1 Man A fra Philadelphia Record. In coming in almost to the agency, as >f the friendlies, and then suddenly turning about and striking for the Bud Lands, Mr. Ingalls seized with a sudden fe going to be dis His Chances. st have been that he was •d. A MinMteriul Muii's Fatal Shot. Pe a, III., Jan. 17.—Lewis Robi inisterial , quarreled with Dunn, a local pugilist, last night, add shot him three times, probably fatally. son, a T. ;YKÜP C S WÆ dm -if ÜÜ vs X PP K one enjoys Both the method and results when Syrup of Figs is taken ; it is pleasant and refreshing to the taste, and acts gently yet promptly on the Kidneys, Liver and Bowels, cleanses the system effectually, dispels colds, head aches and fevers and cures habitual constipation. Syrup of Figs is the only remedy of its kind ever produced, pleasing to the taste and acceptable to the stomach, prompt in its action and truly beneficial in its efTects, prepared only from the most healthy and agreeable sub stances,its many excellent quali ties commend it to all and have made it the most popular rem edy known. Syrup of Figs is for sale in 50c and bottles by all leading druggists. Any reliable drug gists who may not have it hand will procure it promptly for any one who wishes to try it. Do not accept any substitute. CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP CO. SAN FRANCISCO, CAL. LO«j IS VILLE, Kr. NEW YORK, N. Y. SINGERS 9, teach liable u Public speakers, actors, audio , preachers, and All who -tax and Irritate tlm vocal organs, find, in Ayar'i Cherry Pectoral, a safe, certain and speedy relief. It soothe» the larynx allays Inflam -nation, strengthens the voice, and for wnooping cough, croup, and the sudden colds throat, which children exposed, this preparation Is without equal. William IT. Quartly. Auctioneer, Mlnla lon, Australia, writes: " In iny profession ol auctioneer, any affection of the voice or throat is a serious matter; but, at each attack, I have been BENEFITED BY a few doses of Ayer's Cherry Pectoral. This remedy, with ordinary care, has worked such magical effect that I have suffered very little inconvenience." " Having thoroughly tested the properties of Ayer's Cherry Pectoral as a remedy for bronchitis and throat affections. I am heart ily glad to testify to the Intrinsic merits of this preparation."— T. J. Macmurray, Au thor and Lecturer, Ripley, Ohio. "Ayer's Cherry Pectoral has cleared and Strengthened my voice, so that I am aide to speak with very much _ fort than before." —(Rev.) C. N. Nichols, Tastorof Baptist Church, No. Tisbury, Muss. Ayer's Cherry Pectoral rnRrARF.n Dr. J. C. AYER & 00., Lowell, Mass. Sold by all Druggists. Price (1 ; six bottles, $(. SPECIAL BARGAINS IN CLOTHING We have secured property adjoining our New Store at Thir teenth and Chestnut streets, and will begin the erection of a large building. In the Spring we shall remove our business in the Ledger Building to the New Store, which is the most centrally located in Philadelphia. Great Bargains for Men and Boys be fore removal. This large stock of Suits and Overcoats will be sold at a Great Reduction in Prices, A. C. YATES & CO. 6th & Chestnut. 1 3th & Chestnut. (Ledger Building.) (New «tore.) tellicer Readers will lot lee that Tutfs Pills ntecl In cure" nil «-Inssrs of • li I.V result from disordered Yertigo, Headache, Dyspepsia, Fevers, Costiveness, Bilious Colic Flatulence, etc. .of Fort! ed infallible Ihlo to make •urly a remedy, l»ri. SOLD »5 rent». 'El IWII ERE. © \ THE GREAT German Remedy . : ' ! TRUTHS FOR THE SICK. e. tor tlioBo deathly Bilious Spells depend », It will rare you. ou sutler with 'ed and all gone feeling? It so. use Sulphur Bitters; it will II, * will bo paid lilTTEIIS Will - .*' 11 i ti it: failli. D,. Cleai the vitiated * Mood when F< ■ itB impurities burst ing through in Pimples, Blotches, , and Sores. Rely on * Sulphur Bitters, and health will fol low. Operatives who un • dint lit mills ' •'■'■I - clo procure euflkici erciae, and ^ nil i Bitters! Ti i not. then be weak and sickly. 8u loo will euro Liver Con plnint. j>i t lie dis will cure i . : ■ ■ •r Bitters li wir T : will hui make y healthy. 1.1 you up ng and atisin, are a Imttl ♦;i- tails Sulphur Bittp.rb will make your blood pure,rich and strong, I Don't 1.0 without a 4 |lK)ttle. Try it; you T will not regret it. ti Ladies in délicat J health. 1 ran down, should r Sulphur Bitters. N' t 1 ■ W ' Wf ■ ■*wwp Wit ■> » Do you want tho best Medical Work pu Send threo 2-ct. stamps to A. I*. OunwA' Boston, Maos.. bULl-IIITR BlT to-night, and n .ire all "'Æ! mr Mislaid? & Co OUR STOCK TAKING Occurs in tlie latter part of the present month ; and in order to reduce stocks our January Reduction Sale has been pushed with vigor. Grand Success. Tlie great cut in prices was eagerly taken advantage of by thrifty buyers; and the de lighted multitudes that have thronged our counters, have been in themselves the best advertisement could desire. We are offering goods at the very lowest prices during this month, with a view of further reducing stocks; and it will be to the interest of every one desiring to purchase Dry Goods either to call in person or to write for Samples and Informa tion. It has been a we & CLOTHIER, Market and Sts. PHILADELPHIA. II PERFECT '' EMULSION COD LIVER OIL BELT S FORMULA, Is the finest preparation in the mar ket among this class. Palatable and readily digested by sensitive stom achs ; does not cause nausea. Prepared by Z James Belt, PHARMACIST, SIXTH AND MARKET STS. >i i| MARKET STREET WHARVES, WILMINGTON, DEL COAL, LIME, PLASTER SAND, CEMENT and MARBLE DUST. AT LOWEST MARKET PRICES. i'. : F REE «!»»«• BllKN'r *l'e shit is com« os n •!»♦* ur ft! 1L. orior ich locality« Only thos« iure of tbo ill send y ON ill 6 EYF.'r's i i: k Al i> rtiir ponds '•I ho^begim ■ g of this sh M til*> HIIIA ?. Tho to. ' total i lngout gives the npnearanoé about tbo fiftieth p .of it ol SS5 hulk. It I« a grand, double size to tar*» |H*. We will how *10 a day w y . fr 1> lit in h*, H. UALLETT oi GO., Box MAINE. 8**0. l'C \ V mt iU > ; e. SENO FOR OUR CATALOGUE«nd PRICE» ATLAS ENGINE WORKS, INDIANAPOLIS, IPJD. PARKER'S HAIR BALSAM Reitoro Gray Youthful Color. « nnil twir Hairt ■E, A. DETROIT JML SWMn iAI.F THE COST of hoisting saved Farmers, s and tho great« . i.o-lii KKS Admitted ÎVEU t eight prepaid. i klo •kh. ■ I K HSE VVKS, Establl Brush bireui. Detroit. Mlcbtg is