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VOL. XIV. LAKE, PROVIDENCE. EAST CARL A •H L., SAUDY JUE2, .. ..
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BY LAUBA S. RITTENHOUSE.
Jack Turner looked gloomily out of
the window, his handsome face disfig
ured by a scowl.
"It's always so. Just as sure as I
have a chance for a good time, some
obstacle arises to prevent it. Howard
has a pass for. me, and my trip, south
wouldn't cost me a cent, if only I
had something decent to wear."
Mrs. Turner dropped her work and
"It does seem hard, Jack, but I real
ly don't see how to help it. If we
should buy you a summer suit now
you'd have to wear your old suit again
next winter, you know," she said plain
"Oh, I known that well enough,
mother, so it isn't worth while talk
lug about it. It seems to me I've
heard of nothing but poverty all my
life. We're so poor, Job's turkey
wouldn't associate with us,", he said,
savagely, then stalked from the room
with the air of a martyr.
His sister Doris went on darning
steadily for awhile.
"I'm ever so sorry for poor Jack,"
she said at last, a teispicion of tears
in her voice. "I wish I could help
him some way, but I'm afraid I can't
manufacture a suit of clothes for him.
I really do believe I could make him
a coat and vest, though, if only I had
the material. You know I am an ex
pert maker of pockets and buttonholes,
and you often say my pressing is
equal to a tailor's."
Mrs. Turner's face brightened.
"Yes, you are splendid at that kind
of thing,.Doris. I think it is a gift;
or perhaps it is only a delicate touch,
a true eye, and unlimited patience.
Whatever the quality may be, I know
I do not possess it. Jack would never
wear a coat made by his mother," and
she laughed softly at the idea.
"Suppose he had a coat and vest,
mother, has he any trousers At to
wear south?" asked Doris.
"Yes; those dark gray ones could
be sponged and pressed till they'd
look as good as new."
Doris put down her darning, ran up
stairs and returned in a moment with
the full skirt of a black gown on her
arm. Her face was radiant.
"Jack can go, mother. I can get a
coat and vest out of this gown, with
careful cutting. The material is love
ly, silk and wool, even finer than is
ordinarily used for gentlemen. My
big brother will be quite a swell in
it," she said, merrily.
"Why, Doris, you surely don't intend
to use that good gown in that way?
It is the only decent one you have for
cool days," remonstrated Mrs. Tur
"Indeed I do. mother. I can wear
my old brilliantine by freshening it up
with a new facing and ribbons, and
dear old Jack shall have his outing."
"But Jack will not allow you t>
sacrifice your best dress for him, Do
"Jack will know nothing about it.
I can easily find out his measures, and
I know where I can get good patterns.
If he asks questions, I'll evade them
so skilfully he'll think we've had a
sudden streak of good luck," the girl
"But it doesn't seem fair, Doris. If
Jack would give up smoking, he could
soon save money enough to buy his
clothes himself," Mrs. Turner protest
"Now, mother dear. don't you fret
about your daughter. I'll have such
jolly times, and chatter and beam and
smile upon people so broadly that
they'll forget to notice my shabby at
tire. Of course, Jack ought to be
ashamed of himself for wasting money
on such an expensive and filthy habit;
but I hope yet to some day coax him
to stop it." And full of her generous
purpose, Doris tripped up stairs to
begin her loving work.
Soon afterward, Mrs. Turner went
into the kitchen to see about dinner,
utterly unconscious that her guest,
'Howard Halliday, was lying upon the
couch in the parlor, where he had gone
an hour before with a severe head
ache. He certainly had not intended
listening; but it had happened so
quickly he had not had time to make
his presence known. He was not very
penitent. He felt there could be no
harm in reading another page in a
sweet, unselfish life.
He had begun his acquaintance with
Doris by being amused at her quaint,
old-fashioned sincerity; and he had
not been in the house six hours as
Jack's guest, before the young lady
gave his a surprise that made him
very nearly angry.
It was just after tea, and they had
adjourned to the broad porch to enjoy
the lovely sunset He had pulled out
his cigar case, and with an air of easy
assurance turned to Doris
"You have no objection to my smok
"Indeed I have. I hate tobacco
smoke, and even if I did not I should
ebject on principle."
For once in his life Woward's grace
of manner forsook him, and he thrust
his cigar back into its case as awk
wardly as a schoolboy, his face crim-P
Dortis eat demurely swaying back
and forth in her light rocker, one
pretty, rounded arm upraised, toying
with a spray of honeysucklae. Appar
ently unconscious that she had said
or done anything dut of the ordinary,
she smiled in a *riendly manner into
the gentleman's clouded face.
"You are the frst young lady I ever
met who objected to the odor of a inse
cigar," he said, half rebukingly.
"I sam the only one who has been
courageous enough to tell yeou so; or,
perhaps it would please yeou better to
say I am the only one selash enough
to deprive youa of such pleasure. t
'11 warrant many a lady has be
forced to tell you a polite lie rather
than make herself Isagzfmable by
telln the truth." she said good na
"Uo yon d t telln untruths for
the sake of being pleasant, it seems,"
Wr. Halliday said, interrngatively, a
tine of aranm IR his voel
of "Not when a principle is involved. i
ig- I claim that the use of tobacco in any p(
form is unwholesome, unclean, selfish t1
I and extravagant, so of course I can
ne not sanction spoking, even though the in
rd cigars may be of the finest."
th "Oh, I see you are one of the ad- al
I vanced thinkers, or 'reform' women, th
who are slashing right and left at the he
ad small vices of the sterner sex. You ed
wish men to be little less than angels, to
sl- lacking physical force and manly in- cc
we dependence," he replied hotly.
)w "I belong to the class who believe ti
in men should be as free from vices as
a- women, good, pure and true; of the hi
finest physical development, and brave te
h, enough to resist temptation, no matter ki
k- in what guise it may come," she said he
ye quietly. a
fy A rather heated argument followed, no
ey in which Mr. Halliday felt himself de
id, cidedly worsted. To cover his defeat it
he gladly accepted Jack's invitation
to call on his "best girl." o1
That tilt of words was by no means yc
the last, nor was it the last in which
Mr. Halliday left the battlefield inglo- da
riously. It must be confessed his self- hi
ers approbation was ofter. hurt, and that in
Ip in thinking over their discussions af
' terward Howard frequently assured a
m. himself that he barely escaped dis- en
m liking his friend's sister. That wo- 81
ad men should hold "opinions' at all th
x- seemed unwomanly to him; and to be nc
N, defeated by one was almost unpardon- Ja
Yet, aside from this unpleasant as
feature, little Doris seemed one of the ad
id most unselfish and lovable girls he
t; had ever met. Ile felt sure his stately
h, mother would approve of her, and the ki
e. thought sent a queer little spasm of
w pleasure through his hitherto invul- it
er nerable heart. It was just like her to ge
id sacrifice her best dress to give Jack
an outing. He hadnt much faith in sh
the result, though, and he laughed to ha
to himself as he though of stylish Jack
in a badly fitting, badly made coat. liz
14 His first impulse was to tell Jack in ev
d time to prevent the worse than se- fir
less sacrifice; but that would be be
traying a secret not intended for his no
ears, so he could only be silent and so
h await developments. te
er For the next three or four days Do
ris was scarcely visible, except atmeal- t,
a time. Jack stormed because, she did 1o
not give more time to their guest. It ac
e- was "just like a girl's vanity." he said, sil
is "to care more for stitching away on cc
(y an old machine, making finery, than cl
in to care for the comfort and happiness 111
of two forlorn men." And Howard, re
ad watching the sensitive face flushing tb
Y? under the unjust accusations, thought M
or her the sweetest and loveliest at wo
At last, one afternoon, as Jack and
ar Howard were lounging on the porch, bi
51 Doris came tripping demurely up the m
ad Street, carrying a neat package. Her oi
eyes shone with a light that fairly daz- si
t szled Mr. Halliday, and in a moment
o- he comprehended her plan. He arose
as she came up, and offered her a chair, t)
it. but she shook her head playfully, and si
ad passed on into the sitting room. Pres- K
as. ently she called Jack. W
im He got up lazily and went in. How- tc
a ard longed to follow, but dared not.
Irl He expected every moment to hear
Jack's voice in angry derision. In- be
it stead that young man soon appeared c(
14 with a beaming face, his fine figure o0
its adorned with a well fitted and beauti- n
`t_ fully made coat, i
"I tell you, Howard, there's nothing ti
'et like having the right kind of women Ii
ch folks. Mine have trigged me out in F
nd these handsome new duds, and I'm E
at happier than the winning captain of a a
football team. I can go home now a
be with you. I only refused before be- cl
cause I hadn't anything fit to wear
in your warm climate, and I was too
IM poor to buy anything. Uncle Walter y
only allows me income enough to bare- ce
Ut ly squeeze through college, and Doris' s
teaching scarcely furnishes mother and t]
herself with the necessities."
nt Jack paused, and Howard, feeling a
er, like a hypocrite, cudgelled his brain ,
for something to say. c
"Doris and mother are wonderful iI
Swomen, anyhow. Doris has a knack a
of making the commonest things look I
dainty and artistic, and mother-why a
Smother can easily evolve something (
ke out of nothing. I'm sure now they t
ry must have pinched themselves awful- g
no ly to buy these nice things, unless ,
SDoris has sold one of her pretty water a
colors, as she does sometimes. It
ith must be that, for Doris declares she
ant hasn't taken a dollar from the family t
ad treasury. Its just like her, bless her
as generous heart! Anyhow, I'll not wor
el ry her asking question1, for I know
iU she's as happy over it as I am. Hive I
a cigar?" extending a finely flavored
ad one to Mr. Halllday.
joy That gentleman declined, almost
y "I've concluded not to smoke any
more. Your sister is right The use of
ak- tobacco makes a man blind and self
c He was half angry with Jack for ac
aid cepting so unquestioningly the sacri
eice Doris had made, and he kept
ae thinking how soon Jack might have I
st saved money enough to buy his own
vk- clothes, had he been half as self-deny
Sing as his sister. Jacklooked at him
" Will wonders never cease. To think
of your giving up smoking is a stun
sg per! Next thing you'll sign the total
abstinence pledge, and fit yourself for
ar-a church deacon. Doris will be de
Slighted," he said, between puffL
"Don't tell her; I want to tell her
myself And, Jack, if you were half
the man you ought to be, you'd stop
smoking yourself and save your money
to buy the things you need. I swear
I'd be asamed to let a little, delicate
girl hell clothe ~ae," Howard said in
SJack'sa sanburnmed fe took on a
bgh aht red.
S "Yonu're confoundedly polite in your
Sway of putting things," he mid, giving
her his car a petulant fling that handed
by it ain the rsebed, "and you've grown
a" virtuoas very suaddenly, it seems to
to Then there was a long silence, brok.
ea by Jack.
r, a "Thank you, Howard. You're right
I've b". a selfish beast to let mother
and Doris upoll. me so. And if yeU,
who can so well afford it, can quit
smoking, I will, too."
"If you come down to facts. I guess
it is as Doris says; we can none of us
afford it, not even if our pocketbooks
are overflowing. We cannot afford to
risk the many evil physical results
likely to follow, and to be repeated in
future generations, to say nothing of
poisoning the air for others who detest
the odor," Howard said, gravely.
"You talk as if Doris were dictat
ing," said Jack, lightly.
"As she is, in a measure. I'm such
an egotistical prig that I have lacked
the courage and grace to acknowledge
how much her arguments have affect
ed me. I think I shall be brave enough
to tell her before I go," Mr. Halliday
Jack was silent Brotherly Intui
tion had suddenly opened his eyes.
"And if you think there is the least
hope for me, I've something else to
tell her before I meet my mother. I
know I'm not half good enough for
her, but I intend to grow better, and"
-Howard stopped abruptly, nervous
ness making his voice husky.
Jack grasped his hand and squeezed
it till it ached.
"No, you're not good enough for her,
old fellow, no man is; but if she loves
you as well as I do, she'll take you."
That evening Doris and Mr. Halli
day sat on the porch in the starlight,
having reached a perfect understand
"I think I commenced loving you be
cause you were so frank and outspok
en, so unlike the conventional society
girls I had grown so tired of; but the
thing that showed me my heart as
nothing else could have done was
"Jack's coat!" Doris exclaimed, in
astonishment. "Whoever heard of
adIything so absurd?"
Then she turned upon him quickly.
"Howard-you didn't-you don't
"Yes, I do, too. I heard you talking
it over with your mother, you dear,
generous little girl!"
"Aren't you ashamed of yourself?"
she asked, trying to disengage her
"Not a bit. It was the last little
link to fetter my heart to yours for
ever," holding the struggling hands
firmly upon his breast.
"You won't tell Jack? Please do
not. It would spoil his whole trip
south to know he was wearing his sis
"I promise not to tell till the day he
starts home. He'll be a better man
for knowing it then. Your unselfish
act will make it easier for him to re
sist small vices and extravagances in
college next year. Besides. ipy own
character has been improved, and my
life made one of perfect happiness by
reading your beautiful soul through
the medium of Jack's coat."-Waverley
QUAINT AND CURIOUS.
An owl was shot 400 miles out at sa
by the captain of the British steamship
Ethelreda. No other case is on record
of a land bird having flown so far from
A wonderful cavern, rivaling in beau
ty and natural phenomena, if not in
size, the famous Mammoth cave of
Kentucky, has ,just been discovered
across the Juniata river from Maple
During the trial before a French court
between two partners of an important
corset firm the debate revealed that
one of the principal branches of their
manufactures was men's corsets. The
judge, having demanded an explana
tion, it was sworn that more than
18,000 corsets were made yearly for
Frechmen and 3000 were shipped to
England, principally for army officers.
German officers created also quite a de
mand till a rival Berlin firm offered a
Mrs. Archibald Rankin, aged 65
years, living near Sharon, Pa., was re
cently paralysed by a bolt of lightning,
So many times has she been injured in
this manner that she is known as the
"human magnet" Several years ago
she was struck by lightning and ever
since then her whole system has been
charged like a galvanic battery. She
is so sensitive to electrical disturb
ances that she sleeps in a bed upon the
legs of which are glass insulators. She
also sits in an insulated chair. When
the air is heavily charged with elec
tricity her flesh tingles and gives her
great distress. Lightning striking
within a half mile of the house invari
ably shocks her.
There are no points in Europe where
the cold records of America are
eclipsed, but in Asia our lowest rec
ords are thrown completely in the
shade. Siberia has the coldest weather
known anywhere in the world. At
Werchojansk, Siberia, 90.4 degrees be
low sero was observed in January,
1888, which gets away below anything
ever known in the world before or
since. At that point the average tem
perature for January is nearly 64 de
grees below. This town is situated at
an elevation of 330 feet above the level
of the sea and during the entire winter
the weather is nearly always calm
and clear. Perhaps the majority of
people suppose that the coldest weather
in the world is at the North Pole, but
reliable observations made by explor
era disprove this theory completely,
e Usevers Ls Pleiseat Qua ters.
The purpose of the National Zoo.
Slogical park at Washington is to pre
serve examples of North American
animals, especially those threatened
with extinction. To this end efforts
have been made to secure a good col
ony of beavers, animals once so plen
tiful andt characteriste of this conti
neat. A paddock was assigned to
them in Rock Creek. which runs
through the grouands. Here they have
developed wonderfully. They have
buillt several dams, at least four feete
high, as well as a numbdr of houses.
rAfter working up all available wood
Sthey proceeded to destroy the wire
Sfence with their powerful teeth, and
Sthen to ca down trees in the vieinity.
o In order to prevent these depredations
a strong steel tfence had to be co
. No -as were made until 1811--1 a
HOW WOIMEN SPOIL VISION.
ihen veets Are V sik Traps, ed s lme c
Are Were Thm Others. t
Women are divided in their opinions c
upon the subject of the vell, but where 8
you will find one to maintain that such a
an adornment fades the complexion a
you will And ten to aver that no penal
ties would prevent them from wearing 0
the adornment r
Go and ask an ocalist his opinion. it
and what he has to say on the topic is ii
to plump condemnation upon every v
vell that is worn. Yet he will admit n
that, while some nets are extremely a
dangerous and deleterlous to the eyes, V
others are almost ninjurious. t
There are fashions In nets and I
gauzes, and many are the variations R
with which the vell is worn. But in
England it always covers the eyes, and a
it is here that 'the danger arises. 1
Of all the veils ever tried the ideal a
one is yet to be discovered. Some0
women can trace step by step its evo- 8
lution throughout the century. They I
have heard their grandmothers talk I
about the white lace "fall" that used
to be liked, and themselves can recol- t
lect the thick green, blue, gray, white I
and green gauze horrors worn to pro- e
tect the complexion from tan. Those I
veils were followed by thinner silk
ones, which in their turn were deposed
in favor of those of thread lace, after
which came the many abominations C
still exploited, to wit: mesh-nets dotted
and patterned in various ways.
Just now women are beginning to
shorten nets and falls considerably.
Indeed, in Paris they are wearing most
curtailed ones again, and a feeling hast
also come In there for the utter banlsh
ment of the veiL A more uncomforta
ble and imbecile affair for afternoon
teas than mask mask the chin veil is can
not be imagined. I
It is a sign of grace, perhaps. that
the question which is being much de
bated now among smart people is
whether the veil does not accomplish
so much harm to the visual organs as
to outweigh all other considerations in
its favor. They wonder if a veil coulda
not be contrived that would leave the
eyes uncovered, while it beautified
and protected the rest of the face. As
a pattern nothing could be better than
the Turkish woman's yashmak, which
is justly held to be the most modest
face covering in existence.
Now, -as to good and bad patterns ofl
veils, considered not from the point
of view of beauty, but of vinal expe
The very best is a veil as fine as
gossamer, which can be most becom
Ing, too. It has no spots at all upon
it, and so does not worry the poor, tor
I tured eyes that have to dodge spots, or
t vainly and unconsciously try to focus
them, one of the worst possible exer
cises to which weak or imperfect sight
can be put. The retrograde step is
s taken by Russian net veiling, which
T need not, however, be very trying If
I the mesh be fine, for it is unspotted.
Then come the quite condemne
veils, which have chenille spots all
over them; they are bad In proportion
t as their dots are close and large or
t scanty and small, but they are less
t sight-wearing than a veil that is pat
r terned as well as dotted, a veritable
e agony to sensitive sight. White veils
- are often much more evil in their ef
fects than black. for the material, be
r it tulle or net, possesses a faculty for
Sdazzling the vision and making every
. thing seen through it wavering and Ifl
defined. Finally, has not the case been
proved that those who are eonsconus
of strain, a lack of clarity of sight, or
Sweariness awearin tearing a veil, should
Sgive up the task of looking smart at
e athe expense of vision. Even the strong
- argument in favor of veils of a sensible
n and clear mesh, which the oculists do
e not attempt to deny, namely, that such
o nets do keep the eyes fro the assaults
r iof grit, especially during a drive or
while cycling and mokring, should
a not appeal to the weakalghted.--Lon
S - shnrt wae toaeks.
.For the neck of the Rasenbnda
waist there is the stock, and with little
tie to match, and it makes all the dif
r ference in the world whether or not
a these are worn with the waists. Any
- kind of collar and tie may be worn, but
those of the same material give the
waist a distinction which it does not
have without it
SWash stocks come in all white and
* all colors, or with white collar and col
r ored tiet These latter may or may
t not match the material of the shirt
a waist, but they are always a little
Smore tattratve i they do. There is a
Lg little butterfy bow of a new design
Sthis year which is very attractive and
Sa prettier than thote o w last.
at plain little tarnover piece Is to be
el seen on many of the stocks of the same
Smaterial as the collar, white or colored.
m Many other collars come witboat these
of extra pieces, and these are In fact
o rather more attractive and becoming.
at The white stocks are maost frequently
r- of pique, and white ties to go with
them are frequently atof madras.
8tocks which have a style of their
ain bright ren and in bright red, and
m are asupposed to wash.
The bterote" is a stylish new stock.
l It is of plain or mercerised cheviot and
comes in stripes and plaids, The cher
i- t is tolded to form the stock paper,
Sand inside the told is a piece of heavy
lien to give It body. The long, broad
ends fotrm a secot, or arie oMrPc tied
oeance. The Croate is intended to be
e Tworn without starch. The geneqrl el
feet of the sarn s Ilght, for th ere is
a thondation of white.
soft - ic are of sne lawt,
abona around the edge with a little
color." These are wide and shaped a
a little at the back to at around the col
lar, and are brought argnand I rd tied in
a sofet knot in front
The pretty little belts of pique, with
harness backle clasps, are all in white
ocea. The coleared ones have not
the style, and those of white-are pretty
with all colors.-New York Times.
Paerlts Game of the Vsesar Girls.
The most popular athletic game at
Vassar Is basket ball. Each class has
a team, and In fhe spring match games
are played between them. These
games are among the most exciting
events of the year. Each class, the
girls all wearing, white duck suits, uI
with collars and belts of their class
color, form in procession and march,
with much cheering and 'waving of Bt
me class flags, out to the circle, where Ar
they draw up around the basket ball
a court. Then the teams appear on the Tc
ee ground, and slipping off their capes
ich and skirts appear in the "gym" suits
ion all ready to begin.
al- 'he class greets them with tumultu- hA
ing ous yelling, which continues until the
referee's whistle sounds and the game
on is called. Then there is complete si- I
s Is lence, the game begins, and every one A,
cry watches with breathless interest. An T,
nit unusually good play brings forth an
ely admiring but suppressed "Oh-h-hl" but
es, when a goal is made there is an uncon
trollable shout from the scoring class.
Ind Except for these interruptions, the SI
ins game goes on in silence. But when it
in is all over pandemonium reigns. Every
Lnd one yells, whether her side has won or
lost, though naturally the victors are' T
eal a bit more enthusiastic about it. The
me winning class, gathering up its team
vo- as it goes, makes a dash for its class
ley tree, and proceeds to hold an impromp
alk tu celebration. A
sed The basket ball championship is held
'ol- this year by the senior class, who
Lite proudly display the championship flag A
ro- outside of the senior parlor door.-The F
ose Book World. A
sed Woman Rules the West-Soclslly.
ter The majority of Western men are
as out of their element, says W. D. Ly
ted man in the Atlantic, in anything ex
cept business and politics. The wife Ii
to usually acts as head of the family in a
all manner of social and religions
ost crises, as inviting a ministerial guest
has to ask a blessing at table or conduct
sh- family worship, while the masculine ai
'ta- partner slouches around at such times i
ion in hulking and uncomfortable con- at
:an sciousness of his own lack of piety and b'
polish. That solemn sense of his own
hat dignity as head of the house, that a;
de. shrinking deference paid to him by the Il
is "weaker vessels" of his family, which lk
Ish magnifies the pater familias In Eng- h
as land, and to some degree in the old
Sin fashioned New England community- .
uld this never lightens up the pathway of K
the the average Western householder. He 0
led may consider himself in great luck if
As he is not discrowned entirely. The in- a
ian dependence and "go-aheaditiveness" of
icb women seem to co-exist with a ge" L
Lest eral high standard of intelligence, for
statistics show that Washington is
of third on the lists of States in freedom E
'int from illiteracy, being surpassed by b
pe- Iowa and Nebraska only. In fact, the ti
Pacific coast ranks very high in aver-, u
as age education and intelligence, though a
m- there is not, of course, so much of high tl
culture as in some circles of older cow- a
To Found Memorials of Vietorts.
cus Suggestions are many as to the a
er- form that the national memorial to a
Is Queen Victoria shall take. Among
ich these are the establishment of resi
dential homes for destitute aged wom- e
en and of a series of clubs in London
and the provinces, for gentlewomen i
all with small incomes, both to be self- }
ion supporting and free from the taint of
charity. A movement is already tak
or ing place under the title of "The
ess British Daughters of the Empire," the I
able object being to carry on the late a
ells Queen's life work and desires, so far I
ef- as may be. for the British Empire.
for --i5-fl L
ous The Spanish flounce, sixteen-shaped
or shirred, has returned to favor.
at A new style of stitched bands has I
ong the stitching going across instead of in
ible long lines.
Ido The variety in neckwear is infinite,
uch the latest development being washa
ults ble stocks.
or Srmall buckles used as slides on silk.
uld bands and velvet ribbon are one tea
An- ture of dress decoration.
A revival is promised of the old-fash
loned snk and lace mitts. One style
nda has applique flowers of lace in the silk
di- The majority of skirts have what
ot may be termed a modified habit back;
that is, they close behind with a fan
but of scant puckers.
the Jet buckles-the only touch of black
not on them-are seen on some of the new
light hats. They are prettiest when
not too large or heavy.
and A pretty model for a black gown has
col- three stitched bands on the skirt, a
may broad stitched collar of tsfretL and a
ihirt belt of the stitched silk.
Ittle Blouses mpch trimmed with lace,
is a cut-work, etc., have not los' their
sign presttge. Fancy belts and vests are
ad always ornamental features.
Some skirt seams are laced together
with chenille cord or narrow velvet to
o be below the knees, terminating in a care
e lessly tied knot spiked with gilt or sil
hese The tops of skirts are often shpped
factby narrow tucks. On other fabrics the
ing back breadth is quite straight and full
ith and shirred to about a flngerdepth ot
There is nothing ivery new in patting
lace insertions into wash gowns--or
hare any other gowns, for that matter-but
it can be done to any extent and in as
and intricate patterns as may be desired
with good effect.
tock. Every once in a while ear-rings are
and said to be coming into vogue agaIn,
*hev- but as they are not beaoming to the
oper, average woman they will daoubtless
eay meet with the same fate tbey have
oad suffered so many trimes before. With
tied evening dress ear-rinags are perhaps a
Sbe attractive addition, but at any ther
I ef- time they add some years to a wom
Sis an's apparent age,
The trimming of bodices Is a potent
factor of the present modes. abort
awn, woman can be made to look many
little inches taller if the trimming of her
ed a bodice is arranged in Sat, long li.s.
eA ol- Again tall, thing women should not
ed to choose such lines, but look for ruaamy
efects. Stout women should avoid
plaids, check, in fact, ~ls stripe, aad
with keep only to plain tfabriecs, and black
white above all else is becoming to stout
a not figue.
wo"It's a long, long way to got
olut I hear the tin horns blow,
And must race away till Iyest
WHATe LittlHE TOYS SAID. bet
The Hobby Horse said, ha
"IvAs he shook his head:
It's a long, long way to go afte
F O'er the white snow's foam cam
To the Little Boy's home; boo,
t But I hear the tin horns blow, pinw
e And must race away 'till I'm out of bre wo
I breath I
2 To the Little Boy who will ride me to bea!
And the Toy Drum said:' ,
"I've a hardened head, cha
And away on my sticks I'll go the.
e From this icy dome. hea
e To the Little Boy's home, whG
I can bea t my way through the snow littl
r Away, away, 'till I'm out of breath,
u To the Little Boy who will beatkiss me to lea,
n death !"
But the Elephant said:
And the Toy Doll said, for
ThAs herell be a d-crowned head
e Shone over the wintry snow: wit
An To the yll ttle Girls the
Of the golden curls
For In a fairy coach I'll go; mu
Farn far away,'till I'm out ' breath, wa"
To the Little Girl who will kiss me to
A fir deathas" uthe charm of novelty.
Bui the Elephant saidies, and :
r"If that way I'm led, Gr.
And they treat you all so bad,eing eight
d I tell you now sol
inc That there'll be a row, nei
g And they'll wich they never had! ene
e For I'llth pack them all in my trunk, you Ch
and lock it, and throw away the keylam" p
-Atlantais Conone of the citution . her
CURIOUS LAMPS. mi
- A fireflyction includes lamp has the charm of novelty, ha
e It hails from the West Indies, and is
lamps of quite a pretentious affair, being eighteen Pr
Slainches high, and built in three stories.
Iheart is made of wicker and bamboo cages, «i,
with little doors, wi:
In these cages, fireflies are imprisoned, po
e and are cared for and fed. The lightamp p
Swayis one of the collection brought together
e' at the National Museum in Washington
d by Mr. Walter Hough. lit
im The collection includes lamps of all lit
it ages, from those of ancient nations to Ht
te lamps of to-day. There are old English fot
Japanese lanthorns there that wousd delight the de
. heart of the collector of curios, to
.L Amcng the Chinese lamps are those br
made of bamboo and used to light alley- n
born ways They are the illuminators that so of
Soften lead to conflare tions. Eskimo hi
If lamps, old-fashioned olive-oil lamps, and by
thJapanese lanterse suspended from sticks br
beladd to the interest of the collectionn fit
' LIVES WITHOUT ARMS AND di,
which the boy LEGS. th
is At New London, Mo., lives Rodney nc
°a Elzea, a lad of seventeen years, who was g
much born without arms or legsa In spite of lo
I this affliction he has made rapid strides ch
r-, in learning to take care of himself. His hi
he arms cease just above the elbows, and by Bi
h the use of these stubs he uses his knife io
n- and fork at table and eats without seem- fu
ing inconvenience. The legs cle off just hi
below the hip joints, yet the manner to the
which the boy gets around is phenomen
with all His mode of locomotion is jumper-g lit
to and it is surprising that he can coier so cIt
much territory in so short a space of years.
timHe is ha a goat nd wagisposition, wich
he uses in his trips over the town, and th
each morning after donning his clothing, in
which he does himself, he hops to thein Au-of
'n barn and harnesses his goat. In fact, fo
ýf" he does as much and a great deal more as
f with allCounty, his deformities than more per-to
Rai- fectly made boys. when a mere boy.
Am Young Elzea is very bright in hisNew a
se books, having attended the public school w
to at New London for a number of years. wl
a He is of a cheerful disposition and scat- to
ters sunshine rather than gloom among
his companions. A e was born in Au- ve
drian County, Missouri, but was taken to 01
Rails County when a mere boy. aa
the rude people, tMISSIONARY WHO WAS SAVED w
preachmong the gospel. So he took his tent New d
England set it up at a place- mostany miles froman
athe npreachrest r-whosite eman's town He led him to darned
as go as a missiopreached to the unlettered sons of the red m s
in of the forest Although the Indians became alarmed i
all about the encroachlittle settlement of the Icwhites and
decided whites, to rise and massacre them.o go far into c
tlone widernessionary could hardly hope to es-g
their tomahawksude people, to whom he wisstarted forth to kill
preachim. They crept silently upo he took theis tent p
.k and peeped it upn. There sat the goode many miles from
Sporing over his Biblte man's town. He lght of arned b
the flaming pine knot. Thguage Indians every day i
t preaheir tomahawks to strike him, wof the p
the encroachmentrms fll helpless to their sides.nd
A hugdeided to rise and massacrthe warmthem of the
fire that glowed near thlone missionary could hardly hope to es-l
cape. OnThe Indians turned and fled,
an theeling sure ttomhawkst they harted wiforth to kill d a
hmiracle. The Great siently up to they said, was
a friend peepedin. Therestthe good man and had pre
sew poring over his life fromby the lighfury of a the
their armsonous reptll helpless. Into the bloody yar
Stire that followed near the uprising of they ted
ovmen the goo d m issionary was left un- d
hl peared, noThe Indian daring to touch him.fled,
SmThisre. The Great Spirit, theyory, said to be true, was told for
ed many years afterward by the col6nists of
the New England.-Chicago Record-Herald.
SDOG, TOOK FILIPINO VILLAGE I
Merely a dog, Monogram is a war
in hero of repute. Monogram weighs so
or pounds 'and proudly claims as master
but Clarence Loveberry, now of the United
as States transport Oopack.
SWhen the tranrport Arab was bomud
for Cagayan recently there was a squl I
and Monogram went overboard.
are The Arab's cargo was consigned to [
LD, Cagayan, says the San Francisco Cles
tho icd, but it wis impossible to make the
S port in stch a sea or to do anything but I
re keep the ship right side up. Later ;l
th veussel put into an island harbor some
s miles distant.
he When the great wave swept the Arab '
- deck clean of its freight his disemsolat.
masthr thought his dog lost. He begas I
to comt how maay Filipinho he wouMd
Itve to kill for to make up the lore..
• He h1d reached a thousand ad three
Wt when the pot hove la sigt, and had
her sally decided that theue 't e ug
seos. ilipinos in the mlarkett t oeld Nc
not tune ,when the irst biiheu met i.
My s as the sman boat t, idise was
-ad Mr Loweberry hewr that that was as
aek gofhis. WssiM rmriias s
as wicked as he .had ev erea enaJ
e. t op miCS not eVe bs . b n ido hi
world-which was his-could have lived. TB
No l He had been seeing the dog since
yesterday, and this was just another
fraud; it was no use hoping.
But, just the same, Mr. Loveberry rub
bed his eyes and pinched himself.
"It's Monogram all right l" he shouted, Spe
leaping to the shore, and such a greeting
between man and dog never was, per
hat what was Loveberry's surprise
afterward to learn that when Monogram
came swimming ashore, when- his great
booming bark was heard, an entire Fili
pino village full of people took to the
D' woods. Ot
They had never seen such a terrible Ue
to beast. but
STORY OF THE PAINT BOX. froi
The paints lay in the new paint box I
chattering. They all talked together, and rive
they all said the same thing.. If you had I
heard them you wouldn't have known Ba
what it was. It was: "Which will the
l little boy like best.?"
"He will like me the best," said Ceru
to lean; "he cap paint the sky with me."
"He will find me most useful," said
Light Red; "it is I that make f esh-color
for the faces."
"There'll be no color in their cheeks t
without me," said Miss Carmine, "and -
they can't have pink lashes, either."
He can't paint the trees without me,"
murmured Mr. Green Bice, "and he'll
want my friend, Mr. Sepia, as well."
to "He'll have to call ,on me pretty fre
quently," remarked a stout little gentle- j
man known as Mr. Vandyke Brown.
"And on me," said Mrs. Emerald
Mr. Lamp-Black was growling away
something all the time, and his next-door
neighbor, Chinese White, mustered
enough English to say: "Him like little
on Chinese Whitey best."
"Oh, what nonsense you are all talk
ing," cried Mr. Vermilion, when the
hubbub had teased; "of course, he'll like
me best! All little boys like scarlet. The
minute he opens the box he will clap his
ty. hands and say, "Bright Red !"
is "Me for the trousers " said Mrs.
en Prussian Blue.
es. "Yes, of course," said Mr. Vermilion,
es, "you are useful, too, but it is certain he
will like me best. Red coats! I'm the
ed, popular favorite! It would, indeed, be a
nP poor world without me!"
ier a . s + "
n The birthday had come, and the dear
little boy saw his paint box. The dear
tl little boy! Curly-haired and smiling!
to He for whom surprises were prepared,
ish for whom all pleasures were ready! The
te dear little boy! Whose smile was a joy
to his mother and his aunties, whose
ae broken English was listened to and re
ey- peated as though it had been the wisdom
n of Solomon. Oh, he was so pleased with
0 his paint box! He read the names of s
Lnd colors again and again; he tried the b
eks brushes, admired the china palette which ho
fitted so nicely into its place. He liked 0
the red best, as Mr. Vermilion had pre- a
D dicted. Some of the colors looked much am
the same from' the outside, and you could 9
Sey not tell what they were like till they were as
Nas ground. Indigo, Sepia and Sap Green M
of looked very dull in the box; you could -
des not even tell what Miss Carmine was
lis like 'till you ground her on the palette.
by But there was no mistaking Mr. Vermil
ife ion Jie was always bright and cheer
an- ful; he looked like a general officer in
ust his bright red coat, commanding all'the
ia colors in the box.
en- "Bright red! Bright red l" cried the
ig little boy, when he saw him. And he
so clapped his hands just as Mr. Vermilion
of had said.
ich The box itself was in cedar wood, and
and there was a picture of Robinson Crusoe
ing inside the lid. There were three rows
the of paints, and there was a compartment t
act, for India-rubber, brushes and pencils,
ore and a secret drawer at the bottom of the I
per- box, which could not be opened 'till you
had taken out a brass screw. There was
his a tiny glass for painting water, but it
tool was too small to satisfy the little boy,
ars. who preferred to use a good-sized
ong Nothing would do but that he must
Au- begin to paint at once, and all manner 3
a to of pictures from the illustrated papers
and magazines were brought for him to
paint. His mother and aunts looked on,
ED well pleased, while he daubed the pictures
all sorts of bright and impossible colors,
Jew did not laugh when he brought the out
in- line of the lady's hat well out into the
Sto distant landscape, or when he painted
non some of the faces yellow and others ver
ved milion red. If he thought that horses
the looked well in sapphire blue, and that
into emerald green was the proper color for
ong grass, who could venture to dispute with
to him ? They could only bow to his su
tent perior taste.
rom A year had passed, and the painting
ned box was not quite what it was. The box
day was splashed with different colors, the
the peg which, held the secret drawer was
lost; the china palette had got a crack
med in it, the painting glass was broken, Mr.
and Vandyke Brown was lost; the sober col- B
The ors were still in pretty good condition. C
es- but the brighter colors were all in a very
rith sad way. Emerald Green was worn I
kill down, Sapphire Blue was only half her
tent original size, Miss Carmine seemed to
nan, have all the spirit taken out of her, and a
a Chinese White was worn to a thread. *
ised But Mr. Vermilion was the worst! He
hen was but half the size he had been last
des. year, and not only had he been remorse
the lessly ground down on the palette, but
ary, the paint had been taken from the out
ssly side with the brush till he was quite worn
sap- down in the middle,
fled, "It's dreadful to be worn to this pitch,"
4 a sighed Mr. Vermilion; "thus it is to be a
was popular favorite l"--Casselra LitLe
ar Te Bride's Tragedy,
The Inb ide of a brief month ermtehed
n In a corner of a diva--eroethd
h mong her gorgeous pillows whBe the
bitter tear streame dows saG
. edo the delleate fabraic. IA5 s
ensd of her yooang sabiti
E oorts to mnae Ile oeI
Ssong. As she otteed t
despdr her a~.ther
s and Sew to the d*iv,
sited sbout her presbtent
"My daritasg gir wbst
'mad erlsd "OosaH. iayoq
goaB is it t ht tlhe e !.
I to is aliove."
"What Is all oven" qu+ bs+.
the moter in aiht. "U s
bu ead abused p "r'
"No, ma," aid the 31gieide
Shaguuit upon her elbow .ead i-sai
ras with tre emph . "Yes rmm ihur
I monthsbt W-wel"--l eat both blesm'
rouJl es for moe leg, nd It wn s armdu;t
ma I caa't mateh It aywherem" -
three tMr chlil," sad etmother ela -
had y, "your -trouble Is aded es nt
to a.bear."-Lele's Weekly.
thA sSge 'g almemo p
YThgreat troube out m a abromt i
,,s t sadtobe,55d not for what they are
pepetk eac other' pie-r
d. THE YAZOO & MISSISSIPPI VAle
LEY BAILBOAD COMPANY,
OFFICE OF C. P. & T. A.
d, peoisal Excursion Bates Via. the Y.
r- M. V. Railroad to the Pan
American Exposition at But
i fal6, New York.
at For the above occasion the Y. A M.
t V. will sell round trip tickets daily to
October 81st., final return limit No
le avmber 8rd., 1901. Bate from Vioks
burg &40.50 (forty dollars and ffty
cents.) Through sleeping car servioe
ox Leave Vicksburg at 11:30 p.m. Ar
nd rive Memphis 6:45 a.m.
ad Leave Memphis at 7 a.m. Arrive
1 Buffalo at 10:80 a.m. following day.
(85 hours from Vicksburg )
For further information and partio
u- slars, address the adersigned.
id A. Q. Paa, O. P. & T. A.,
L. F. MomromTr, T. P. A.,
eks tt Jackson.
, State Gnaat of Isain
Governor-W. W. Heard,
aSeretary of State-John Miohel.
d uperitendent of Edncation-John
way . Calhoun.
r Adtor--.W. S. Frasee.
red Tresurer--Ledoux E. Smith.
ttle 1U. 8. SENATORS.
Don (aferey and S. D. McEnery.
the 1 District-. Q. Davey.
like A District-Adolph Meyer.
the s District-R. F. Bronussard. -
his 4 District--P. Brazeale.
8 District-T. E. Ranadell.
6 District--S. . Robinson.
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