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8TORIE3 ABOUT GLADSTONE. Whn tha Grand Old Man Dared to Buy Must to th Qumb of England. A tradesman in St James (treat haa fine collection of Napoleana of which I intend to tail you one of these mornings. This trades man is a dealer in spectacles and eyeglasses, and his shop is patronized by the best people in London. It is interesting to bear him tell of the notables with whom he has had deal ings. Gladstone has traded with him many years, and the man tells of an experience which illustrates the thou gktf illness of tha "Grand Old Man." One time this shopkeeper ' bad a visitor in the person of a rich uncle who had coma in from the country to sea tha sights, and of course the house of commons was one of the sights which the uncle was most anxious to see. It occurred to tha nephew that ha might, without presuming too far, apply to Mr. Gladstone for a ticket of admission to tin gallery of tha house. It was true that Mr. Gladstone was premier, and should hardly b bothered with a trifling matter of this kind, but it was also true that the twenty years' business relations between the premier and the tradesman justified to a degree the hope that the request should be granted. 80 my friend dispatched a polite note to the premier. The next day happened to be Sunday, but in tha moruing there came a hearty knock at tha tradesman's door. It was Mr. Gladstone, who, on bis way to church, had called to leave the ticket of admission for which bis humble townsman had asked, I am told that Gladstone has always been most scrupulous in bis attentions to the hum bler classes, conducting hinuelf toward the lowly with a thoughtfulness which he does not always observe toward the nobility and the wealthy. "My own opinion," said the tradesman I have spoken of, "is that the policy now ad vocated by Mr. Gladstone is the worst one that England could adopt; but, all parti sanship aside, if you were to ask me the name of the greatest Englishman of the present time I should say Gladstone, by ali means." Gladstone is bated by bis political oppo nents with a virulence indescribable. I have a letter from the leading literary man in Lon don in which the ex-premier is referred to as "a just punishment" sent by God "to punish us for our hypocrisy." The common asser tion among his bitterest adversaries is that Gladstone, is weakening Intellectually that senility has developed to an extraordinary degree his natural vanity, and that be is now imply a paranoiac. Yet, in spits of bis alleged weakness, ha is strong enough to reject peremptorily every proposition to elevate him to the peerage. He might have been an earl long ago, but be pre fers to remain a commoner. The old queen bas hated and feared him most cordially for many years. The two have quarreled like cats and dogs on numerous occasions, but Gladstone has never yet weakened in the face of royalty. "You must do so and bo," be once said to the queen. . Whereat ber majesty bridled up, and, be stowing upon him a withering look, she cried, angrily: "Must, did you say? And do you know, sir, who I am?" "Madame," answered Gladstone coolly, "you are the queen of England; but do you know who I am! I am the people of England, and in this emergency the people say 'mustt' " -London Letter in Chicago Mews. More Advice to Smokers. "Lota of advice has been given to smokers, but I'll tell you' something which has never been written up and ought to be known." This was told a reporter in the Grand Fa 'eiflc by one of the biggest tobacco dealers in New York. "Come into the cigar store," he went on, "and you will notice that two out of three men will cough while lighting cigars." The first person who set fire to a cigar coughed quite violently. "lJldu't 1 tell you?" exclaimed the lecturer. 'Two out of three will do that." "It's caused by the smoke." "Never. When you are about to smoke cut off the mouth end of the cigar, put the smoke end in the mouth, and then blow. This expels all the fine particles of tobacco and dust inside the cigar. When you have done this roverse the 'toruh,' and you won't cough when lighting it. Those little bits of tobacco get down your throat, aud are in jurious. More people have been injured by wallowing these little specks than you have any idea of, yet they think they were hurt by inhaling the smoke." Chicago Tribune. Kdltln Without Slslit or Hearing;. A very remarkable blind man is William E. Cramer, proprietor-editor for more than forty years of The Milwaukee Wisconsin. He lost both sight and hearing when a boy by a coasting accident in New Kuglaud; but this has not interfered with his success as a jour nalist, for which profession he is exceilently equipped. He began uewsaer work after studying law in Albany, and became a close friend of Henry J. Raymond, Horace Gree ley and Thurlow Weed. He next removed to Milwaukee, where he bas made The Wis consin, from small beginnings, a very pros erous paper. He dictates editorials daily, and bas tha leading journals read to him by the audi phone. He bas traveled extensively in this country, South America and Europe in com pany with his wife and knows more of them than do most men with unimpaired senses. He has a flue private library, aud is well ac quainted with its contents. Ha goes every where in Milwaukeo unattended, being oue of the best known figures there. Although now 73, be is as active and ciijwlile as a man of 40, and is popularly known at home as Uncle Hilly. New York Commercial Advertiser. Without Chimneys. In ancient times chimneys were unknown, and even in the age of (Jueeu Elisabeth they were considered a luxury in which only tha rich could indulge. People made a fire in tba middle of their rooms, as the Laplanders still do in tha middle of their huts, and let tba moke get out through a hole in the roof the best way it could. Tba bousa that Christina Nilsson, the famous siuger, was born in was made of unhewn logo, piled up with mud chinked into the cracks, and tha chimuey was made of wood also. Long flat pieces were plit out of logs and fitted into the fireplace, tapering off into a flue, where smaller pieces were used. Inside the fireplace a wall of round stones was piled up and plastered with mud, as was also the inside of tha woodan flue above. Montreal Star. 1'rarls Bava Ailments. Mme. deK., who is the possessor of a necklace of 188 pearls of perfectly uniform also, a circumstance which give It an al most luewt imable value, and aven made the Empress Eugenie envy its owner, recounts tha following story: About ton years ago aha became, for the first time, aware of a mysterious disease lu her pearls, and er roneously blamed the destroying effects to an accident. Iu society, at parties, at theatres, wherever she was most likely to aoe such jew els, aha mode Inquiries of their owners and became aware of tha fact that ber necklace was not the only victim of tba malady; titled ladles, high bourgeoises, amiable actrcsacs, all confessed that they were about ready to dou mourning for t hi lost beauty of valuable pearl Jewelry, ador able bracelets, beloved trinkets all that enlists the sympathies of handsome wo inen. J ewelere' Circular. What We Ara Coming To. TJanirer!" "No crosslngl" "Prlvata wayl" "Don't cross this lotl" "Look out tor tb d.l" "No trespass!" "The bull ta croas''t TIipw are a few of tha warnings that co I minlly confront the innocent pe destrian who attempts to walk Uod's earth and enjoy tho free air of heaven la the nountry. Ona of thews days tba modest lorar of nature on foot will probably rsao. at every cross road: "Ut off Xhs tart h I" ikiion Globa. Feathered Pirates. A pair of robins, as has been their cus tom for several years past, commenced building their summer home in an elm tree on the sidewalk in front of my house, and the work went bravely on, with song and rapid flutter of wings. Suddenly the songs ceased and work on the nest stopped. But it was not left alone, for a band of mis erable sparrows attacked it, and, if possi ble, were more active in its destruction than the robins had been in its construc tion. A few days later the robins began anoth er nest in a tall maple tree near by, and the work was pushed rapidly. But in a few days it was evident that something was wrong again. There was a great out cry on the part of the robins, and an un musical chatter by pugnacious sparrows. Tha latter were again victorious, and at onoe proceeded to demolish the nearly fin ished nest, which work they soon com pleted, strings, grass, feathers, etc., being scattered promiscuously about. This was not all, nor the worst, for the male robin was seen hanging by a cord fas tened to its neck and one wing, dead, and not ten feet from the place where the nest had been. The sight attracted t he atten tion of passers by, but it was so high that none cared to ascend the tree to get the bird. Being anxious to know the facts as to the reason of the bird's death, I spliced my tiff trolling rod, with a knife attached to the tip, to a long pike pole, and with the help of a ladder and the assistance of a neighbor I succeeded in cutting the string above the bird. An examination showed that a string, common wrapping twine, was passod through the wing quills, around the neck, and knotted so tightly that considerable patience was required to remove it, so that death must have been soon effected. The male being dead and the nest de stroyed, the female departed, so that we were no longer favored with their sweet morning and evening songs. The question now is: "Who killed cock robinf" Was it suicide from repeated de feats, or was he accidentally caught in the string? Or was it premeditated murder on the part of piratical sparrows) Forest and Stream. Pleased That Be Didn't Interfere. It is frequently difficult to draw tho line between meddlesomeness and helpfulness. I sometimes think of making a suggestion or doing an act which I feci would prove helpful to a friend, but which on second thought I see he may regard as downright meddlesomeness. I remember an instance in which the distinction was somewhat hard to draw. I was In Naples, on my way to Rome; I entered a compartment of a car marked "Non fumatori." I don't smoke myself, and I abominate the compartments that are filled with nasty smoke or nasty smokers. On reaching tho compartment I saw in the dim light, against the window, the figure of a lady; and, also opposite the lady, the figure of a man, and near the top of the masculine figure protruded a lighted cigar. I was about to say to the figure that held this lighted cigar, in the best Italian or French I could, "Tis is a 'nou-fumatori' compartment." But I was very much afraid that my Italian would constitute to him a reason for arresting me for high treason, and I desisted. Presently "the train from out the castle drew," and be hold tha woman herself had a cigar be tween her lips and the man was without his. I then felt that my helpfulness to ward the lady in endeavoring to shield her from tho ravages of cigar smoke would have been meddlesomeness. My gratitude, however, for desisting became greater as I noticed that throughout the journey be tween Naples and Home this lady and gen tleman smoked tho same cigar by turns. I was glad that I had spared myself from interfering in a united domestic felicity. It is perilous for a third party to come be tween a husbund and wife. Clergyman in Chicago Advance. A Covetous Man. Ho never saw a man put his hand into his pocket without hoping and expecting that he would give him something. lie never saw a funeral go by but he was pleased, hoping that the deceased had left him something. He never saw a bride about to be conducted through the streets to the house of the bridegroom but he prepared his .own house for her receptiou, hoping that her friends would bring her to his house by mistake. If he saw a workman making a box he took care to tell him that he was putting In one or two boards too many, hoping that he would give him what was over, or, at least, something for the suggestions. When the youths of tho town jeered and taunted he told them there was a wedding at such a house in order to get rid of them (because they would go to get a share of the bonbons distributed there), but as soon as they were gono it struck him that pos sibly what he had told them was true, and that they would not have quitted him hud they not been awaro of its truth, and he actually followed them himself to seo what he could do, though exposing himself thereby to fresh taunts from them. Ex change. Ad Unorganized Industry. Official Member What will it cost to paint this churchf Tradesman Two hundred and fifty dol lars. Official Member It's exorbitant, but 1 can't get it done for less. That's what every painter in towu asks. Go ahead with the job. Same Official Memler (next day) Bro ther Goodmun, we have decided to make your salary this year J00O. Pastor But Official Member That's all we ran afford to pay. We can get scores of ministers for even less than that. Owing to ruinous competition Brother Goodman accepts the reduction of f&X) in bis salary. Chicago Tribune. Gen. Butler's Valet. Gen. Butler has a tall, square shouldered and soldier like looking servant who nl ways accompanies him on his travels. The servant, who is a South Carolina negro, bns a strongly marked and rather attractive face, and when he has the general In charge he exhibits the usual outward signs of Afri can importance. He wears a frock coat and a very high hat aud walks about two paces behind tho general. The old warrior's fondness for conversation is well known. When anything Is weighing on his mind Gen. Butler must talk it over with some body, and in the aWnce of close friends he hammers away at his servant in a fotihlon that Is exceedingly amusing to the lookers ou. New York World. Three miles Is about the average velocity of tha Gulf stream, though at places it at tains as high a speed as fifty-four miles )ier hour; as it passes through the Yucatan channel, which is 90 miles wide and over 1,000 fathoms deep, the current does not flow at a higher rate than one-fourth of a mile an hour. . ftenaton' Trials. The bane of the average senator's life U the requests of his friends and constituents for tickets of admission to the senate gal lery when anything of great Interest Is go ing on upon the floor. In Uter days, on great occasions, the senators have trans ferred the responsibility to the sergeant-at-arms. About twenty years ago the whole duty devolved upon thorn. Good natured men were made miserable by the demands upon them, and it is told of big. burly Ben Wade that at the Impeachment of Andrew Johnson all Ohio demanded tickets to the chamber. 11. .4i.tr;)iiit4 Ma tickets with a lavish bnd. but thcr gave out sooner than bis constituents. lie managed to make TT suses to all but one, an old army chaplain, ft ho hod come from the northern corner of the state just to be present at the impeach ment. "My tickets are all gone," said Sonatoi Wudo, "but perhaps I can serve you in some other way." "There is nothing else I want," sighed the chaplain. "I have heard that you are a generous man, but this is the first favor I have asked after serving my country for three years, and besides, I have come clear from Ohio to be present at the impeach ment of Andrew Johnson." The old senator looked him over with a merry twiuklo in his eye, noticing espe cially the clerical cut of his coat, and then, writing something on a slip of paper, said: "If that doorkeeper is a Christian be cannot resist that plea." After he got out of sight the Ohioan looked at the paper, and on it were these words: "For God's sake let this man in. Ben Wade." Whether it was an imprecation or an ap peal he could not tell, but he wisely de cided to consider it the latter, and passed Into the gallery under cover of the door keeper's surprise at the novel ticket of ad mission. Boston Budget. Caught In a Snake's Coil. William Hill, a young man who lives with Mr. Ransom, at Arant, Union county, N. C, had an experience which he will be likely to remember for some time. While walking through an old field Mr. Hill was confronted by a large snake of the coach whip variety. The snake was within a few feet of Mr. Hill, with head erect three 01 four feet from the ground. Giving vent to a keen whistle, it sprang at the young man, and before Mr. Hill could resist it entwined itself around his body and arms. Hill could not get his knife; but managing to get one hand par t lolly loose he grasped the snake and began tugging away for dear life. Fortunately, his dog was with him, and seeing the peril of his muster came to his relief. Hill, with the assistance of the dog, managed to free himself from the too affectionate embrace of his snakeship, which then ran up a cedar tree a short distance away. Hill gathered some stones, and, going up to within ten feet of the tree, was preparing to dislodge the snake with the arguments used by a certain old gentleman on the small boy in his apple tree, but the snake did not wait for Mr. Hill to renew the battle. Springing from the tree, it made a second attack upon him, but as it came Mr. Hill threw up his arm and warded it off. Before it recovered itself the dog again attacked it, and this time succeeded in breaking the back of tho snake. Mr. Hill then dispatched it, und measuring it found the snuke to be between seven and eight feet long. Richmond Times. Why He Held On. Workmen were hoisting stone next door to Friinkie's house, where a new building was going up, the motive power being a donkey engine. The signal for hoisting was given by the sound of a whistle, and the man to whom fell the duty of blowing this stood out of sight of the engineer. One day Frankie and a small friend were standing as close to the rope as they were allowed to come when tho whistler was called away for a moment. The man who made tho stone fast went for a drink, and the two boys crept up to the tackle. Unluckily the other boy spied the whistle lying on a timber, and just as Frankie had seized the rope his friend gave a shrill blast. The engine Inside its shed began to puff, and, with a squeal, up went Frank into the air. The workmen came running, shout ing to the engineer to reverse the machine and to tho boy not to let go. The lad was up to the second story before he could be stopped, but here a carpenter managed to seize him and draw him unhurt into a window. "You diil well to hold on, little fellow," ho said, as he got the boy into safety. "Oh, I had to," Frankie answered; "mother told me not to fall into the mud with my new clothes." Youth's Compan ion. Medicinal Uses of Coffee. Nearly two score years ago a claim was made that green or unroasted berries hud a great valuo in liver and kidney troubles. By one physician they have been useu v ery extensively, and he is quite enthusiastic over them in that class of diseases. Ho prefers a mixture of two parts Mocha with one part Martinique and Isle de Bourbon coffee. Ho puts about three drams of this in a tumbler of cold water, and lets it stand and infuse over night. The next morning, after straining, the infusion is taken on an empty stomach the first thing after getting up. This physician cites many cases of kidney and liver colic, diubetcs, nervous headache, etc., which, al though rebellious to all other treatment for years, soon yielded to the green coffee Infusion. This remedy is a very simple one and certainly worth a trial. Another use of coffee medicinally is in nausea and retching. For that purpose a strong Infu sion is made of the berries which have been ground and roasted; and it is sipped while very hot. This oftentimes acts exceedingly well; and rather better if a strong mustard plaster is applied to the pit of the stomach at the same time. Hall's Journal of Health. Haste and Speed. "Do you know," remarked the keeper at the Zoo, "that animals some days do not move from one portion for hours at a time?" "Oh, that doesn't surprise me. I have witnessed slower things than that, You ought to see a gas office clerk when he is busy reading the paper and the man paying a bill is anxious to get away," Philadel phia Times. Capt. Shaw, chief of the London fire brigade, has published statistics of fires in theatres throughout the world in 1889. He says that fifteen theatres were destroyed, nineteen persons killed, ninety-one badly wounded, and goes on to prove by figures that by entering a theatre a person Im proves his chances of an untimely end. A. T. Abernethy, professor of modern languages iu Rutherford college, North Carolina, is only 13 years old. He Is prob ably the youngest teacher in the country to In-ar the title of professor. An Important Man In the Town. It is reported that there is a man in Somerset county who is a selectman, as sessor and overseer of the poor in his town. He is also school agent and highway sur veyor in his school and highway district. It is said that the town pays him one dollar per day for the board of his mother-in-law, aud that he has hired his own daughter for the school teacher. An ex-soldier, he draws a nice sum each month as a pensioner. He carries on a farm- aud speculates some in furm produce and stock. He also owns a building that is the headquarters of a club, and he is a leading as well as a successful member thereof. It should be added that he does not teach a class in Sunday school. Lewiston Journal. Left Handed People. No purely left handed race has ever been discovered, although it is said that fully 70 per cent, of the inhabitants of the Pendjab use the left hand in preference to the right, as do also tho Hottentots and the Bushmen of South Africa, Dr. Marro, as a result of his study of criminals, has dUcuvei-ibd that from lb to 22 per cent, of throe who have been convicted of crime were left banded, the highest ratio among people of all classes being but nine to the hundred, and in some countries less than fivein the same number of persons. St. Louis Republic HOW A GIRL OUTDID A PAWNBROKER. fOM Looked frightened and Received ISO for a Bogus Buby Pendant. "I feel awfully ashamed of it now," Raid a demure little brown eyed woman, "be cause the pawnmah was real good to ma. It was this way: My friend Ada showed me a pendant, a circle of beautiful small white diamonds about a ruby that glowed like a flaming red heart. It had fire enough to melt a rock. Ada said it was a shame that the ruby was not genuine, because it made the pendant of no value to her. " 'I don't care,' said I; 'it looks so much like a real stone that I do not believe any one could tell that it is bogus. Why, acq, there is even a little flaw in it, just as you often find In rubles.' But Ada said as it was not genuine the pendant was of no value to her, unless ahe had the diamonds set over. . , " 'Why not pawn Itf' said I. " 'I couldn't,' said she. 'I'd be fright ened to death. Besides, how do you doit V " 'Oh, just go in and ask him how much he'll give on it,' said I, though I had never been near a pawn shop. I was in too deep ly to expose my ignorance now. " 'Would you dare do itf' said she. " 'Certainly I' I replied bravely. " 'Will you do it for me, dearf "Now, that took my breath away. To put my friend up to mischief was one thing, but to be put up to it myself was another. However, I could not admit I was afraid now. . " 'Ye-es,' I said, half heartedly. . "She made me start at once. We went down town, and while she waited in a tore I climbed the stairs to the office of a fashionable broker with my heart beating until I was nearly suffocated. I sat down in the private office, and with a face as long as the statue of misery, I handed out that pendant " 'How muchf said the man. " 'I don't know,' I replied. "He disappeared, then came back and said '1150.' . , "Then I knew he thought the ruby real, as I hod expected him to do, and the pen dant therefore worth about $000; but the sum offered was about double the real value of the pendant, so I looked sorrow fully at the gem for a moment and then said: ." 'Can you do no better for met' "" 'Nope,' said he. , "One more long look at that memento of better days, and then I said, in a voice suf fused with tears: " 'I'll take it' "The broker, had been watching me closely, and 1 think he was moved by my apparent distress, which my fright helped me to assume, for when he brought me the ticket and money he said in the gen tlest way: "''My dear lady, if you wish to redeem this at any time, send us word and we'll send it to you and spare you the pain of coming here.' He was so kind that I'm sorry I cheated him, even if he did want a tOOO pendant for 1150." The reporter related this story to a repu table Maiden lane-jewelry manufacturer. He said that the secret of the girl's success lay partly in the fact that the bogus jewel had a flaw in it, and that it was set with superior, if small, diamonds, but chiefly in the bearing of the girl. She showed to his eye that she was not accustomed to the air of a pawnshop, and so he was more easily deceived. Jewelers' Weekly. Marriage and Health. A noted Norwegian statistician, Professor A. N. Klaer, has recently been making a very interesting study in relation to the mortality of the married aud unmarried. The result of his inquiry shows that during the twelfth and thirteenth year of exist ence the death rate of girls stands only slightly higher than that of boys of about the same age. From the sixteenth year on the death rate of males increases, until at the age of 19 or SO it is more than double that of the five previous years. This marked rise of the death rate, in which consump tion is an Important factor, continues until the twenty-third year, when it diminishes. This clearly marked period of decrease in the death rate of young Norwegian men is also noticeable in other nationalities, but not to so great an extent Upon a careful examination into the cause of this variation of the death rate among men of various nations, he finds that it occurs at a period when gradually they enter in increasing numbers the mar ried state. As will be seen from the Nor wegian and Swedish mortality tables, the death rate of married men a the period re ferred to is decidedly less than that of the unmarried. Although the death rate of married and unmarried males is constantly advancing, there is no question that the entry of so large a proportion of the male population into the more favorable condi tions of life which the married state pre sents exercises a decided beneficial effect on the ratio. Philadelphia Press. Diamonds in Brucll. Diamonds were first found in Brazil near the Jequitinhouha river, in Minas Geraes, which then received the name of Diuman tina. The story goes that the supposed white pebbles had long previously been noticed by the gold washers, but their value was not dreamed of. It is said that the Indians used them in a game which had some resemblance to dice throwing, and that the children of the miners em ployed them as "jacks," a game practiced by the youth of all countries. It is certain that diamonds were first discovered in gold washings near Diamantina. and that they are to this day found in cascalho, which also contains gold. The detection of the precious character of the before despised "white pebbles" was due to a Portuguese miner who had been in India and had there seen diamonds in the rough. Wheu tho news reached Portugal the crown im mediately took measures to monopolize the region. Jewelers' Weekly. Elevator Illness. But any leading alienist of this city will affirm, to an intelligent questioner, the truth of the proposition that climbing stairs results In an enormous aggregate of feminine woe and that scurrying in ele vators to dizzy heights produces in many men a temporary mental unsettlement. " I have observed cases of ' elevator dizzi ness,' " said Dr. Alan McLane Hamilton, "which assumed distressing features and required prompt treatment. Many men when an elevator shoots suddenly up are conscious of a mental bewilderment which, while speedily disappearing, might in time have serious effects. The aggravated cases to which I referred were those of elevator boys, who were finally obliged to seek other work." New York Herald. A recent invention consists of a fender for street railway caw run by electricity. It presents a platform capacious enough to receive victim so unfortunate as to be aught upon the track before a car.. At a slope before it is a heavy four ply rublr belting, pliable enough to pass over paving stones and similar objects, but sufficiently rigid to prevent an arm or leg from being drawn under the fender. as Kaampla of Meanness. As an example of meanness an army sur geon told of a western New York farmer who came to the United States general hospital at Fortress Honroe in search of the body of his 'ion, which bad been buried in the hospi tal cemetery. As was usual iu such cases, the remains were exhumed and carefully re moved from tha coffin to a strong box suit able for transportation, all at government expense. After getting safely home the man wrote to the executive officer iu substance as follows; "The old coffin In which my son was burled was left in the dead bouse. I want to know how niocb government l going to allow me for ifLowittoa Journal LIFE DOES NOT COUNT BY XEAR3. Life does not count by years - Tis circumstance that nukes the solid sum Of our existence. Smiles and tears, And hopes and fears, unbidden come. , To some, a day seems but a fleeting hour Where pleasure waits there is no call for tears To others, writhing 'neatc affliction's power, . A single day U lengthened into years. Life does not count by years The polished brow iu youthful look may hold. E'en while tho heart stung by tha cold world's sneers, Lies in the tortured bosom sere and old. In this great world of mingled good and ill Philosophy's clear page reveals the truth That, view life's stormy problem as we will, Tis our surroundings that make age or youth. New York Weekly. DRESSING WELL ON $350 A YEAR. A Clever Woman Artist Tells How She Manages to Appear In Good Clothes. I am a woman artist, and with economy make a good living. During the winter season I make money, as I cannot fill my orders as fast as received, but in summer I only work about half the time, , 1 believe in good living, and it costs me f 12 per week to pay for my board and washing. Now, with your permission, I want to tell how I manage, as among my friends I have the reputation of being a very well dressed woman, and 1 am sure I never spend over (330 a year on my wardrobe. One woman says : "I can't provide evening gowns." I do. In fact, I try to have clothes fit to wear to any place that I might want to go to, as it must make one very unhappy to have to stay at home because "she has nothing to wear." I take good care of my clothes, and never buy anything in the extreme fashion, as plain colors wear longer and look better. I never buy early in the season, but late, when good materials can be bought for prices that I can afford. I never buy ready made garments. I never buy but two hats a year one for winter, one for summer and always "fix up" last year's hats for everyday wear. I wear black or dark col ored dresses every day, and look them over quite often, and see that a stitch is taken when needed. I make all my dress skirts and every day waists, sewing an hour or two in the evening when I have it to do. The following will show what I have spent, and how, In the last twelve months: Spring gown of cloth S25 Spring wrap t Umbrella ft Huu for the year 18 (Jlovea for the year t Boots and low shoes for the year 14 Two durk fiuiiuel gowns to paint in 10 Two wash dresses 0 Winter cloth gown and coat SS Fur cape. .'. 1 White evening gown. SO Black custimere Kowa la Silk gown 40 Uudaiwcar, hosiery, etc SO Fixiut; over lust year's gowus 10 Collars, aprons, ribbons, etc. 10 Total 87? You see, I huve something left over for next year if I decide to buy any expensive garment. I allow myself (350 a year for clothes, and by keeping them in order and by using judgment in buying I always make a good appearance. I never buy be cause the stuff is pretty; it must look as if it would wear "like iron" to tempt me. Oue year I made all my old clothes do, ex cept shoes and gloves, aud put all my money into a seal coat. Next month I in tend to have a new lace gown, and when made it will not cost me more than ("JO; but I four It would cost some women (30. The secret of dressing well on little lies in the buying, and in being willing to aew some for one's self. What ouepays for the making of a dress will often buy another, and it is every woman's privilege to sew and her duty to know how to sew well. Cor. New York Evening Sun. A Bailway Toilet. In the morning try to have three-quarters of an hour for the toilet, and this may lie secured by either rising before the other women or lying until they are through. Slip on stockings and shoes, the under clothes, and flannel wrapper over all, car rying the dress and underskirts across the arm, and the satchel in the other hand. Spread the satchel wide, and take out the sponge in its oil silk bag, the soap and tooth brush in their traveling boxes, aud unroll the linen that hold wisk broom, brushes and comb, hairpins and and pins. Brush the dress and skirts well, and hang them on the hooks, out of the way. Brush the hair smartly to remove the dust, and arrange it compactly for the day, putting away in its place each toilet arti cle as it is finished with. Lay the railroad towels on the floor, and one's own larger ones near at hand. From the wicker cov ered cologne bottle pour a generouB quan tity into the water in the bowl, and, hang ing all clothes out of the way, stand on the towels and take a sponge bath from head to foot. The cologne absolutely cleanses away all railway dust, and the freshness resulting from such a bath will make all the difference between a pleasant and an unpleasant day. Dress carefully and com pletely, and, after laying everything away In the satchel, do not fail to wipe off "the wash stand and lay the wet towels out of the way, so that one's successor may find the place orderly and clean. Harper's Ba zar. Versatility In Old Time Actresses. We had to make up our minds very much more quickly, in the matter of costumes, when I was with the late Mrs. F. B. Con way's company in Brooklyn. We changed the bill three times a week, except when stars came along with their repertoire. Stars didn't carry their own companies then, and the parts would be given us on Thursday to be perfect in aud play them on the following Monday. I had a remark able line of business there, known as "old women and responsible." It simply meant doing anything useful, and I did it, from singing and dancing an Irish jig in knee breeches to corking my face and playing the King of Abyssinia in Brougham's bur lesque of "Much Ado About a Merchant of Venice," introducing an "Essence" in big nigger shoes. And when the chamber maid was ill I studied and played her part; in fact, I would have gone on for anything, from Hamlet to Little Lord Swaxldlenkins. Annie Ycamans. Danger In Benslne. Benzine is extensively used for cleaning furniture, and housewives should make note of the terrible accident from Its use reported from Fredericton, N. B. If ben zine is to be used at all and it is probably Impossible to rule it out altogether the windows should be opened until it has all evaporated, and care be taken to have no fire about The vapors are sometimes Ig nited iu the kitchen range, a considerable distance away from the parlor where the benzine is being used. It is the invisible vapor which causes the mischief usually, for people who are careful enough with the fluid itself sometimes forget that when ex posed it gives off vapors that spread all through the house and may be explosive. -Philadelphia Ledger. Wonderful Reform. . Chinese officers draw pay according to the number of men serving under them. From time Immemorial every officer has been per mitted to lie to tba number of ton men, but the young emperor bas issued a decree that this must be stopped and that the liars must tell the truth. Detroit Free Press. (osmln, Henry Did my servant call )er this after noon and tell you I would calif Lena Yes; bat I wish you would not send him again. He stole two hats and three u brellos from our hat rack. Henry He is in k with your cook, and. took them for sou venirt. Epoch. Rheumatism, BEING due to the presence of urio acid in the blood, is most effectually cured by the use of Ayer's Sarsapa. rilla. 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