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THE LAFAYETTE GAZETTE.
VOLUME III. LAFAYETTE, LA., BATURDAY,,JULY 6, 1895. NUMBER 18. MOUTON BROS. -DBALER1l IN General Merchandise. Lowest Prices Consistent VWith Quality of Goods. LiUcela Avenue, : LAFAYETTE, LA. CHEAP STORE. LOUIS NOLLIVE, Watchmaker, Jeweler and Optician, Opposite Mouton & Silles' Store, LAFAVYITT3, LA. Gold medal awarded at Exposltion of 18Nt. Repairing of fine watches a spe Eiulty. All work cbheap and guaranteed. MT. CARMEL CONVIT LAFAYETTE, L.A. The systenm of education includes the Prench vand English iangagtes, Musio end all kinds of needle-work. Every attention will eo givwn to the health and comf'rt of those placed under the eate of th Sisters. For terms apply to the Superior. LAFAYETTE Blacksmith, WHEELWRIGHT ani SUPPLY SHOP. near Iinlek tullSlallng. F'KED MOUTON, Proprietor. Lowest prices, consistent with work done. All work promptly attendod to Satisfaction guarantoeed. 1-1. C. SALLES, DENTIST. Office on Buchanan Street, LAFAYETTE, - - - - LA. E. G. VOORHIES, ATTORNEY AT LAW AND NOTARY PUBLIC, i.aaryete, L.. 11. WV. ELLIOI'T, Attorney at Law and Notary Public LAFAYETTE, LA. O. C. & J. MOUTON, .AL.ttoI-oi yI Eý, t I . wV 1 LAFAYETTE, LA. Sidney Veazey, LIVERY FEED table. Lincoln Avenue, Two Blocks From Depot. First-class rigs at ransonalgo prices. Careful drivors furnished when required LAFAYETTL', LA. jan 17. C. DEBAILLON, Will practico in Lafayette, St. Mary. mand Vermillion Parishes, and the Su preme and I'edoral Courts at Opelousas ad New Olpans. LAVA LhEWTEr, 1LA. RIAILROADI BARBEll SHOP. Lincoln Avenue, Near Depot. TIHE "OLD IIELIABLE." JOHN VANDERGRIFF, Proprietor. -A N D Sale Stable SCOiSTANTII, Proprihtor. LAFAYETTE, - - - LA. DR. J. L. DUHART. A practitioner In the State 22 years, and in Lafayette Parish 11 years, calls attention to his new and successful troat meat o tbe respiratory organs. Medi sal inhalations combined with consti tutional treatment afflordlng a cure la Consumption. in the first mnd secostd period it they follow exactly the treatf went and relief in the third period. Deafness and ehrnoio diseases in gen raul a specilty. O. P. GUILBEAU, Notary Public ---aN--- Justice of the Peace. Oewefl and prompt attention given to sbe ooHecion ot kit acoun ts notes oe ratta. Sh:ia madpun.asse. of lad. a.. teude4 to. . 1. 4. I Mn "OUTON, : ii.,W* A MODEL OHILD. Her temper's always sunny. her hair is ever neat; She doesn't care for candy-she says It is too sweet!' She loves to study lessons-her sums are al ways right: And she gladly goes to bed at eight every sin gle night! Her apron's never tumbled, her hands are al ways clean; With buttons missing from her shoe she never has been seen. She remembers to say "Thank you," and "Yes, ma'am. ii you please;o: " And she never cries. nor frots, nor whines; she's ne'er been known to tease. Each night upon the closet shelfshe puts away her toys: She never slams the parlor door, nor makes the slightest noise; But she loves to run on errands and to play with little brother. And she's never In her life been known to dis obey her mother. ",Who is this charming little maid! 1 long to grasp her hand!" She's the daughter of Mr. Nobody, And she lives In Nowhereland! -Helen Hopkins, in St. Nicholas. SEEKING TOdMANOWOS. BY ALVINt I. SYDENIIAIL In the land of the Shoshoneg, in the i rugged valley east of the Teton range, at the most silent hour of a night of 1 unearthly blackness. White Bull, the 1 medicine man, sat by the smoldering embers of his fire, considering the i question of selecting from the young a warriors of his tribe a new war chief 1 who would be friendly to his personal I interests. Red Eagle, the old war chief, who 1 had three days before succumbed to 1 the displeasure of the Bad God by dying of a fever, and was even now 1 being mourned among the pines on the 1 hillside, as the plaintive shrieks of 1 lamenting relatives borne on the night wind indicated, had to be relaced; 1 and to replace a warrior who has led I his people from victory to victory for 1 thirty summers is an act requiring the 1 most mature deliberation. Among the 1 young braves the two most eager for i the election were Whirlwind and c WVashakie, both brave warriors, and c both far enough ahead of their com- c petitors in deeds of blood and prowess I to be considered the only rivals for the position. 1 As White Bull was peering through a ties folds of his blanket into the dying embers, a hand stole through the flap 1 of the tepee, which was presently fol lowed by the body of a young warrior, i gliding serpentlike in from the dark- t ness. I "Whirlwind, son of the Gray Wolf, what brings thee here?" asked White t Bull, not deigning to move. "Hast I thou not found the tomanocos?" t "No, White Biuli. Four days have I c lain at the top of the thunder-rock, s naked and without food, yet I have dreamed not. The Great Spirit has I not revealed the secret of the to- a manowos. Since breath went out of the a body of old Red Eagle have I string- r gled with Bad God, who is seeking to t defeat me. But thy magic power, I White Bull, can aid me much. Make a me war chief of my people, and all my i wealth is thine. Thou knowest the a value of the ponies, and of the arrows, a and of the furs." I "The Whirlwind is a brave and well- a spoken young man. White Bull re- 1 members his endurance in the sun dance. (Go now secretly to the grave 1 of Red Eagle and wait until the c White Bull comes. Let none of the i women see thee." f The young man threw himself to the t ground and glided out at the opposite t side of the tepee. No candidate for 1 the chieftainship will risk the danger 1 of returning upon his trail. It is an c action suggestive of retreat. v After some moments the medicine v man struck sharply upon a toantom s and shook the rattle at his girdle vio- c lently. lie had not long to wait be- a fore the flap of the tepee opened 1 again and a tall young man stood be fore him. p "Does WVashakie still desire to be c war chief?" he asked, motioning the young rnan to a seat upon the ground. "Washakie, bravest of the Shoshones, claims the right to be war-chief." a "But thou hast no ponies to ride in t battle. Thou comest not of the chief's f blood. Thou hast married no daughter b of a chief. By what right, therefore, a dost thou aspire to this highest honor of the tribe?" 1 "By the right of manhood. By my u strong arm, by my swiftness, by my a skill with the bow and tomahawk, and t by my stealth and cunning, I have n slain more enemies than any warrior h of the tribe. The Bad Spirit can't q cheat me. I shall be war chief, and e thou shalt aid me, White Bull." c "Good! but what hast thou now for thy tomanowos?" u •"The heart of a grizzly bear, the b brain of a panther, the arrow-thorn a that grows on the thunder-rock, the I eye of a lynx, and the foot of a gray b wolf." "Good, my son; but it is not enough. t White Bull, wisest of the Shoshones, u alone knows the secret of the tomano- t acos. He can take the young warriors S to the spot, but they have not the cour- fi age to follow. When they goto wrench t the secret from the bowels of the earth, n their blood becomes like water. HIast V thou a nerve of iron? Wilt thou fol- ' low the White Bull into the country of a the fire arrows-into the land of the V Fire Spirit?" "To any spot thou namest" a "Then meet the White Bull at the 9 foot of the thunder-rock at sunrise. lIe o will lead thee into the land of the Fire b Spirit and iow thee the secret of the fi tomonoaeos. E An hour later Whirlwind, lying se- b creted at the feet of the dead war V chief, became aware that White Bull a was beckoning him apart for a confer- A ence. By sunrise he knew that the v medicine man had set out for the land y of the-Fire Spirit with Washakle, his ii rival, in search of the secret tomanowcos, fa and that upon the skill with which '' he followed upon their trail, without h being seen, depended his accession to the diglity of war ehief. He mist ~ ep . trail of Washakle hke his ta b44 Mias I eln~ se a uplth a A 1-, A rumor reached the tribe that thse trio had gone far to the north to do cide their claims to preferment. When the medicine man entered the Fire-Hole basin of the Yellowstone, the full moon from mid-heaven was flooding the cindered waste with a wan radiance. Jets of steam from a score of craters hissed and wreathed around them, leaping and disappear ing like specters at play. The hot stones and ashes beneath their feet trembled at intervals, as if to begin a mimic earthquake, and then subsided amid sharp explosions and sudden hisses of steam that seemed to burst from every pinnacle and projection of the whitened area. Before a dark opening that broke the surface and seemed to pierce down ward to the very bowels of the earth, the medicine man stopped. Seizing Washakie by the wrist, he bent for ward and pointed into the heart of the crater. "There. WVashakie!" he cried, "there is the heart of the Fire Spirit! White Bull will let thee down by his pony's hair rope until thy feet touch the ledge of rock. Then put thy hands out and walk straight forward until they touch a substance that is warm and smells like powder. That is the heart of the Fire Spirit. then draw the arrows from thy quiver and thrust them in one by one until they are all gone. The blood will run forth, soft and warm. Gather it in thy hands and fill the quiver. The hot breath of the spirit will fill thy nostrils, but fear it not. WVhen all is done, pull on the rope, and White Bull will draw thee up and lead thee back over the moun tains to be war chief of the ! hoshones. This deed has never yet been done by man. Thou shalt be known as the bravest warrior that ever led thy peo ple in battle." The young man hesitated, looking at the flickering jets of steam leaping from the broken surface of the basin beyond; then he fell upon his face and peered earnestly into the darkness of the hole. Superstition, dread of the mysterious Fire Spirit that no man had ever yet conquered, filled him with un certainty. But he believed the words of the medicine chief of his tribe, who had shown so many others the secret of bravery; and the glory of leading his tribe in war was worth an earnest ness dumb to fear. He had trod the forest many miles to find his tomnanowos; his strong heart would not fail him now. In another moment he was glid ing over the edge of the crater with the noose of the hair rope bound around him. The medicine man braced back until the relaxing strain upon the rope told him that Washakie's feet had touched the ledge. Then he coiled the free end of the lariat fast around a projecting rock. Whirlwind, arrayed in paint and war bonnet, had crept through the forest and over the mountain as closely as safety permitted. At night his thrice repeated cry of a cougar had warned the medicine man- of his presence. Reaching the edge of the fire basin, and screening, himself behind a rook, he saw the medicine man standing alone amid the floating wreathes of steam. lie saw him turn and lift a heavy rock, struggle under its weight a short distance, and heave it apparent ly into the earth. Then there was a rumbling as if a hundred thunders had broken loose at once. The medicine man retreated hastily as a dense white cloud burst from the earth at his feet and towered to the very sky. The earth shook, and there came out of the cloud a pro longed, wailing cry, that was swal lowed in an explosion as if the bowels of the earth were rent in sunder. The white cloud was transformed into water, that shot upward in one mighty stream toward the moon, piling volume on volume, and casting itself in steam and spray a hundred feet on every side, like a giant fountain of silver. When the great geyser had ceased to play. Whirlwind stood beside the medi cine man. "WVhere is Washakie?" he asked. "Where is the would-be war chief?" "There," answered the medicine man, pointing to an object lying near the mouth of the crater. "He has found the tomanorwos; bhut he pierced the heart of the Fire Spirit with arrows, and the Fire Spirit has slain him." The water had subsided and fallen back into the earth. WVashakie lay upon his face, crushed and smothered, as far from the crater as the length of the lariat to which he was bound per mitted the water to throw him. In his right hand he still clutched the quiver, half filled with re d, ochreous earth. The medicine man had taken care that the body should not be lost. "RHere is the secret," he said, taking up the quiver. "It is the blood of the heart of the Fire Spirit. Whirlwind shall be war chief of the Shoshones. He shall wear the tomanowoa in his war bonnet." Casting the body of Washakie into the crater, they turned their backs upon the Fire-Hole basin and crossed the mountains into the land of the Shoshones. White Bull at the council fire told of a fight between the two rivals and the Fire Spirit, in which Washakie had been slain, but Whirlwind had come away victorious. Then the crafty deed of the medicine man was rewarded by the election of Whirlwind as war chief That summer, when he led his people against the neighboring tribes, Whirl wind placed the tomanowoe in the beak of the eagle which crowned his war bonnet. Though foremost among the falling braves, he received no wound. Bullets struck away the feathers of his war-bonnet, his pony was killed, the wings of the eagle were torn away, but Whirlwind was not touched. And until the ad Spirit swept the valleys of Idaho with a plague twenty years later, Whirlwind remained the invincible war chief of the Shoshones; for his people believed the tale which White Bull had told of the power of his tomanmoweo.s.-Lippincott's Magazine -Hallam thought that his "'Iltera ture of Europe" was one of the most gmhustlve temtiae uver wrltte-a HOW THEY GOT KINDLING. aele Josh Reeslls a Remarkableo torm of the Year 1860. "There's been a scarcity of kind ling-wood 'round here ever since the woods took fire last fall," remarked the grocer. "What's the matter with the new growth?" asked Jackson Somers; "there's plenty of it, isn't there?" "Yes, but 'tain't the right sort. Now, back in 18" "'Eh? What's that? Back in 1850," broke in UncleJosh, suddenly waking up. "Why, I can remember it jest ez though it wua yesterday. An', speak in' of storms reminds me" "'obody said anything about storms, Uncle Josh,," said Jackson, hastily. Uncle Josh gave a look that silenced him. "Ez I wuz sayin', speakin' of storms, reminds me of a nor'-easter ez happen ed 'round here back in 1850. 'Twuz in November, an' Zeke an' me wuz goin' ter North Woods fer a wagon load of kindlin's. He hitched up the esag an' started. But, b'gosh, we haint been gone an hour afore the durnest storm I ever see come up, an' there wuz Zeke an. me right in the middle of the woods, with the lightnin' a-strikin' an' smashin' things all round us. We wuz gettin' wet, too, an' Zeke says ter me, sez he, 'Josh, ef we stay here, we'll be struck, sure ez shootin'.' So we gath ered up our fixin's, an' started on a run fer our wagon. The poor hoss wuz a standin' there shakin like he had the ague. We jumped up on the seat, an' away we went, likity split, fur hum: an' all the time the thunder wua boomin' louder'n Capt. Cowfodder's mility company on the Fourth o' July. We went whoopin' along old North Pike, mud a-flyin', an 'bout every two seconds we'd hear a boom-e-r-r-boom, crash! an' a blindin' glare of light, an' down goes a tree in splinters. "Wal, it were a miracle es how we wnzn't killed. But we wuzn't. An' when we got back ter hum, the hull family wuz a'waitin' fer us, an' thankin' their stars we'd got back safe. In the barnyard, father hollers, so en ter be heard 'bove the storm: 'Well, Josh, I see yer got yer kindlin' wood!' I thought he wuz plumb crazy, till I looked at the wag on, an' b'gosh, it w-uz chuck-full. Val, the only way we could account fer that wood bein' there wuz this way: In drivin' 'long the turnpike, the light nin' struck a couple o' hundred of trees, an' every time a tree was struck a bushel of kindlin's fell inter the wagon. "Wal, that wuz the last time we got our winter's wood by'lectricity. We've hed some big storms since then, but never any as'ould come up ter that one, never."-N. Y. Tribune. COACHEE WAS A WIZARD. But His nMagic Couldn't Keep Him Oat of Jail. Belief in the magic art is by no means extinct in the department of the Pas de Calais. The latest sorcerer is a coachman, who, by some peculiar process of rea soning, is regarded by the ignorant as a past master in the occult sciences. One of his victims was a girl who was extremely anxious to be wedded to the object of her affection. The young man could not be induced to come forward, so she consulted the jehu, who told her that she would be married in the beginning of February. She put a certain sum of money down as an installment, and, although disap pointed, was returning with the re mainder when the police interfered and arrested the jehu. One venerable dame declared that she was delighted with the magician, as he evicted an evil spirit from her habitation. She had called on him with her daughter. and he had told them that the house was bewitched. On the receipt of the sum of eighteen francs the coachman paid her a visit, and, after shutting himself up in the stable for ten minutes, he emerged with the joyful tidings that he had dis covered a "'fatal toad" and had driven it off the premises. From that moment, the old woman declared, she had been at peace, and she wound up with the expression of her gratitude and of her confidence in the great sorcerer. In answer to the questions put to him the jehu said that he had learned it all in a little book he had lost. There were spells and incantations. "Very good. Repeat one," said the presiding judge. "But they are in Latin," the man re plied. "Never mind; go on. We shall un derstand all the same," exclaimed the judge, encouragingly. The improvised magician, however, could not get out a word, but hung his head amid roars of laughter, and soon afterward he was sentenced to two months' imprisonment. - London World. Getting at the FlIgures. Jimmieboy is studying arithmetic and has done very well so far. The other day his father took him in his lap, and giving him a squeeze, said: "Dear little boy, you don't know how much I love you." "Yes, I do." said Jimmieboy, "I love _vou two million dollars worth. You weigh three times as much as I do, so you love me three times as much as I do you. That's six million dollars worth."-Harper's Young People. Precauton. The emancipated wvoman was just leaving the club. "Here," said she to the cashier, "take this roll of bills and lock them up in thersafe for me." "You are very cautious," said a com panion. "Yes. My husband has gotten into the way of going through my bloom ers wvhem I am asleep, and I have to be." -Washington Star. Eminently Practleal Sauggestlona. Mr. Billus-I'rve had a roaring in my head all day. I think I'll consult a doctor about it. Mrs. Bilius--Bad't you better con alt a wheelwright?--Chi1eQ TribwE, USEFUL AND SUGGESTIVE. -To keep lemons, put them in cold water and change the water e.cry week. -Fig Whip-Whites of five eggs beaten stiff, three tablespoonfuls su gar, one-half pound figs soaked in cider and cut fine. Brown in the oven, and serve with a boiled custard made of the yolks of eggs and one pint of milk. -Country Gentleman. -Custard Pie.-Fill a good-sized, deep plate with a custard made of three well-beaten eggs, two cups of milk, one-half cup sugar, a little salt and cinnamon. Bake in a quick oven until a knife comes out clear.-Orange Judd Farmer. -Bread Sauce.-Put one pint of milk on to boil. Slice one onion in the milk, leave in ten minutes, then strain and add two tablespoonfuls of bread crumbs, butter size of a walnut, one dessert spoon of granulated sugar. pepper and salt to taste. Put all in a steamer over hot water for an hour and a half at least, longer if you have time.-Mrs. W. A. Harris, in Farm and Home. -Baked Omelet.--Beat the yolks of six eggs thoroughly; scald one-half pint of milk; to the milk add one heap ing teaspoonful of butter; one scant half-teaspoonful of salt; stir this into the yolks, and add last the whites of six eggs, beaten very stiff, stir these in quickly but lightly; pour into a deep, hot, buttered dish; bake in a hot oven fifteen minutes, and serve at once in the same dish.--Prairie Farmer. - Roasted Almonds.-Shell fresh sweet almonds, and blanch by pouring boiling water over them; let them stand for two or three minutes, drain off the hot water, and drop into cold water. Press between the thumb and fingers and the kernels will readily slip out of the brown covering. Place the blanched nuts on perforated tins, and brown lightly in the oven. Fil berts may be blanched and browned in the same way.-Good Health. -Stirred Eggs.-Five eggs, five ta blespoonfuls of cream or milk, a piece of butter about the size of a large but ternut, one-half a teaspoonful of grated onion, a heaping teaspoonful of minced parsley; salt and pepper to taste. Beat up the yolks and the whites together. add the milk. Put the butter into a small saucepan, and when hot add the onion and parsley, salt and pepper, then the eggs. Stir continually until the eggs set, which will be in two or three minutes. Serve immediately. Boston Budget. -Cream Pies.-Roll out two crusts a little thicker than for ordinary pies, place on a rather fiat plate with a sprinkling of flour between; bake and split open with a thin knife as soon arr taken from the oven. For filling for two large ples, put in a double boiler two cups of milk, when hot stir in two heaping tablespoonfuls of flour, wet in a little cold milk, two eggs, one-half cup sugar and a little salt. Boil until thick, remove from the fire, add lemon or vanilla flavoring and put between the crusts-Orange Judd Farmer. THE BLESSING OF DEATH. A Cheerful View of the End of 1Mandaste Existence. The truth is, that death, far from being a misfortune to the race, is per haps even to the individual the great est of all earthly blessings, though it is often enough a blessing very much dis guised. For without death for finite beings, there could be no growth, and still more, no means of distinguishing the.human characteristics which need no growth, but, on the contrary, the opposite of growth. The most wide minded of the Apostles declared, and declared in no vague and metaphorical mood, that he died daily. "I protest by your rejoicing, which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die daily." And another expression of his, most startling, and vet most deliberate, was to the same effect: "As dying, and be hold we live, as having nothing and yet possessing all things." What did death mean to St. Paul? It meant sur rendering the hold on all that his great and passionate nature eagerly grasped at, and yet gladly and loyally surren dering it, when he felt that that in him which was nearest to God required it at his hands. The true kind of death, which is as essential to life as-to use our Lord's own language-the death of the corn or wheat is to its bringing forth much fruit, is the giving up willingly what seems to be of the very heart that is in you, what it makes your head swim to contemplate giving up, at the whisper which claims it from you in the name of Him who gave it. As the seed ap pears to rot before it even begins to grow, and to draw from earth and air the constituents of its larger life, so the mind appears to be closing its hold on all that is most precious at the very moment at which it is beginning to learn most effectually how truly inval uable it is. Death is, indeed, by' the tes timony of all who have valued life as they ought, one of the most unique of its experiences. You loosen your grasp on what is far more than yourself, and only when you do so does it really be come part of yourself. The senses reel, the heart grows giddy, at losing that which, till you have lost it-or at least have gone through all the panic of losing it-you never truly gained. What we usually call death is only the final and full consummation of this process of loosening the eager grasp of the wilful heart on possessions in the pride of which it has seemed to become its true self, though in reality it never becomes its true self, and never really possesses what it thinka it possesses, till it has achieved the triumph of re signing them and commanding even its own spirit into the hands of Him who gave it If we could indeed dis cover what is undiseoverable, the true "microbe of death," then, instead of invoking the power of the expert to extinguish it, we should regard it as the most ineatimable of God's gifts. But then it would be priceless not be cause it is really the brink of the abyss into which it seems to plunge us, but that "'gate of life" of which the sym bolism of the martyrs in the art of the Catacombs so elgriuettlv .paig -;"a de Speottes FEMININE FASHIONS. New Notions in the Department of Wom an's Dress. The special ambition of the average woman is to get into her skirts some cord or braid stiff enough to make them stand out so as to give her as nearly the shape of a pyramid as pos sible. There are little strips of closely woven fiber that are used for this pur pose; but these break down and get out of shape almost immediately. One of the best arrangements is a hard twisted cord stitched into a thick cot ton band. Row after row of this is put in, making a band something like an inch wide. With a corder in the sewing machine this is by no means a long or difficult task. Another home made device is strips of fiber-cloth cut on the bias, folded over and stitched through half a dozen times. There is, however, very little need to worry about spreading skirts, for it is said that their doom is already sealed in Paris, and that the limp and clinging is to follow the recent spasmodic effort to get as near to hoops as possible. It will be a great blessing to feminini ty when this flaring craze goes out, for there is more vanity and vexation of spirit to the square inch in these spreading skirts than in anything that has afflicted womankind for the past decade. The plain skirt remains, although a few overskirts have made their appear ance, and some draperies are already on exhibition. But the handsome, se vere plain skirt is too popular to be easily pushed aside by more elaborate effects. The markets are full of hand some costumes. A dress of camel's hair has nine gores in the skirt, and each seam has a band of inch-wide gal loon set over it. The waist is close-fit ting, with very wide revers and a full length vest that buttons under one side or the front, the joining being en tirely concealed. There are little. pocket-lid shaped basque skirts-a suggestion of the re turn of the old-time short basque that was, in many respects, the most desira ble style that the majority of women have ever adopted. Sleeves are as large as ever, and some authorities say they are still spread ing. A new model has a trimming of galloon set from wrist to elbow on a leg-o'-mutton sleeve. The galloon meets at the cuff and spreads as the sleeve widens; the upper ends of the strips are either turned in to form points or the ends are doubled over and make a loop, which is left loose for about an inch and a half. The sleeves of summer dresses will be trimmed in this same fashion with ribbons about half to three-quarters of an inch wide. Although a great deal of summer sew ing is already under way, the demand for velvet would suggest autumn rath er than spring. There are full waists, jackets, collars and capes of velvet, also enormous quantities of velvet ribbon for trim ming. Skirts have trimming of wide bands made up of velvet ribbon of graduated wicths. These are set on about half an inch apart, and are very pretty if the material on which they are used is suitable. Velvet ribbon on very thin fabrics should not be used, although this is frequently seen, but the most appropriate trimming for such goods would be gauze ribbons or some of the lighter weights of satin or gros-grain. Figured velvet is again popular, and a very handsome dress is made of crepe-wool goods and velvet brocade. The combination is unique but very stylish, and as the materials are han d some. is necessarily very elegant. Plaids are one of the new fads; whether in wool, silk or velvet, the de mand seems to be increasing. A hand some costume recently made to order is of putty-colored broadcloth and black velvet. The skirt is of velvet, a broad cloth front covered with cut-out velvet embroidered in jet. The bodice is of velvet with lapels and cuffs of cloth and cut-work. With this dress there is a rather deep velvet cape with two col lars-a large one of cloth and open work, the other of velvet, both being elabqrately trimmed with jet. A ruche of ribbon, closely plaited, finishes the neck, and there are very long ribbon ends and loops falling almost to the hem of the skirt.-N. Y. Ledger. Inexpenslve Fancy Waists. Fancy waists may be made of some brilliant-colored lovely creped cotton goods, when a collar of silk or satin to match is added. If a wide satin rib bon hangs loosely from the collar to the belt and handsome bows be set on the shoulders, the general effect will be of a rich silken garment. while the price will be very different. Smoky and cloudlike lawns are made up over gray silk, the bodice to such a dress being of pale yellow, with miles of frills of the smoky lawn. Very deli cate nainsook comes gathered at in tervals into a series of tiny tucks, the spaces between set with little nainsook frills A half yard of such goods will serve for a front to a bodice that at first look will seem to have been the result of patient hand labor. Little frills of closely gathered lace are set along all edges, and the edges of the bands of ribbon that drape the fronts of bodices are very often thus finished. -SLt Louis Republic. Home-Made Planeao Lamp. There is really nothing the Amer ican girlcan't do when she tries. For instance, a couple of clever Washing ton girls have actually made them selves a piano lamp They have wvit, they have the best of breeding, but they haven't- money. A ready-made piano lamp was beyond them, so they set to work to manufacture one. First they took three broomsticks and tiec them together tripod fashion. These they wrapped lightly with coarse cord and fastened a flower pot at the top. The whole was covered with innumer able costs of black enamel paint, and when the old brass lamp was fitted into the pot, with an overgrown shade to top off with, you'd have said the lamp was the finest thing in wrought. iron. It sounds like a story out of a woman's magazine, but it isn't, It' bye,--Weehington Pe.t RELIGIOUS AND EDUCATIONAL. -Out of 28,000 students matriculated at German universities this semeter 2,150 are foreigners, the largest nnm ber on record, and over 734 per cent. of the total. -Miss Jane Harrison, an English la dy who has been connected with Newnham College for the last twenty years, is now an LL. D. by grace of the University of Aberdeen. -It may not generally be known that Arch Deacon Farrar, of Weastmin ster,who h s just been appointed Dean of Canterbfry, has been, since 1890, the chaplain of the House of Commons. --Dr. Edward J. James, of the Uni versity of Pennsylvania, is about to re tire from the presidency of the Amer ican Society for the Extension of Uni versity Teaching. He has been at the head of the work in Philadelphia for four years, or practically from its in ception. -There are loose-tongued ministers in England also. At the Liverpool As sizes recently the vicar of St. Marga ret's Anfield was sued for slander and compelled to apologize for describing the Liverpool Junior Reform club as nothing but a drinking-shop and a I gambling hell. --Pope Leo XllI.'s hands are nearly useless and cause him much suffering. When he writes he must hold his right wrist with his left hand, and what he writes is almost illegible. This is due not to age, but to an attack of ague twenty-five years ago, when he was IBishop of Perugia. -Cornell has tested the principle of co-education twenty years, and proved it a success. It is stated that the num ber of young women attending the university has increased, so that the accommodations in Sage Hall, the wom en's dormitory, have become insuffi cient. The trustees have decided to enlarge the dormitory at an expense of about p50,000. -Great changes have been made in the library of the convent on Mount Sinai, where the newly discovered Syr iac Gospels are kept. An addition has been built, a room fitted up for stu dents, and the books and manuscripts taken out of the baskets into which they were thrown and arranged on shelves and catalogued. Care is also taken that the manuscripts are not stolen. -The Diocese of Maryland of the Protestant Episcopal church has re ceived a legacy of $93,000 from the ea. tate of Mrs. C. Spraight Keerl, a mem. bher of Grace church, Baltimore, who died in Baltimore one year ago last January. Mr. Keerl was the widow of Thomas M. Keerl, who was apromi nent lawyer of Baltimore. The tegas . _ will go toward the Baltimnore endow ment fund for the new diocese. -Another candidate for the ministry ' in the Methodist church has refused to answer the question, "Do you refuse to abstain from the use of tobacco?" That question is put to all seeking to enter the ministry of the Methodist Episco pal church. This candidate, Mr. Dillon Bironson, refused to answer the same question a year ago. He did say, how ever, "'I have never been a user of to bacco in any form; neither do I ev er expect to be," and this answer was received instead of the pledge. Bishop Merrill, in speaking of the matter, plainly indicated his opinion that the question was one which had perhaps better be unasked. WIT AND WISDOM. -WVe step not over the threshold of childhood till we are led by love. -L. E. Landon. -The inconvenience or the beauty of the blush, which is the greater? Mme. Neckar. -Sightseer (at telescope)--I don't see anything. Professor-An hoptical de lusion, my dear sir, merely an hoptical delusion. -Pick-Me-Up. -"lIow is it that you are still a bach elor?" inquired Cags. "I don't know?" said Taggs, "unless it's because I never married."-Philadelphia Inquirer. -Whizzer-Women never do things twice the same way. Sizzer-Yes, they do. My wife has broken two of my pipes trying to drive tacks with them. Philadelphia Inquirer. -"Oh, my dear Mrs. -, how glad I am to see you. It is four years since we met, and you recognized me imme diately." "Oh, yes, I recognized the hat."-Fliegende Blaetter. -Friend-Do you know that I am at last beginning to understand your poe try?" Great Magazine Poet-Heav ens! Is it then true that I am losing my cunning?-Syracuse Post. -A Night of Horror. -Riggs-Did you have any exciting adventures while you were in Canada? Griggs-Did I? I tried to go home from the club on snow shoes.--Brooklyn Life. -Mlr. Shortly (4 ft. 8 in., to Miss Beauti)-Yes, I am proud to say that I am a self-made man. Miss Beauti's Little Brother--Vhy didn't you make more of you while you were about it? -London Answers. -How shall we shun the microbe That assails us at each breath? If he can't kill us otherwise He'll frighten us to death. -Washington Star. -First Mouse-Let's go out and scare that crowd of women. Are you wit' me? Second Mouse-Better be carefuL If they happen to belong to the new woman crowd you may get smashe&- Indianapolis Journal. - Oblivious - As UsuaL - Night Watchman-Please sir, I've come to wish you a happy new year. Professor -Thanks, the same to you. Well, what more do you want? Night Wateh* man-It's only about the three awks, professor. Professor-AUll right, yuo can give them to my wife-L stige Blatter. " -Telegraph Editor-Here's a di-t patch from an observatory saying t-. Blinker's telescopic comet has its course. Able Elitor il7 - -Didn't we print an item a fet - ago saying that if Blinker'sonk not change its course it 8tVld5 something? "'I bieve so.' Tell Spreader to get a f1l~ trated article showing tj , the Daily Busta- - .