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VOL. XIV. LAKE PROVIDENCE. EAST CARROLL PARISH, LA., SATURDAY. JULY 20, 1901 NO. 11,
If youll make a diagnosis when you'i
feeling sad and dreary,
As you would with any everyda
If you'll simply question science as 1
ihy you're glum and weary
And everything seems dull and ill a
Perhaps you will discover, after de
The cause of all these symptom
And you'll smile as you reflect, I
spite of various irritations,
That it's nothing but the weathe
You'll find a sigh denoting .neithe
sorrow nor contrition.
A tear drop's not indicative of care
They are products of the meteorolog
Of extra moisture that is in the ali
80 perhaps It's not in reason fortune'
chance to be reviling,
Or to vow life's store of happines
For when the sun comes out agali
again we will be smiling,
It's nothing but the weather afte
Spoiling An Egyptian.
HE tramp *as tattered and
torn, and his face was in
flamed, and his eyes were
bleary, but there was still a
heart beneath his soiled and ragged
coat. And that heart had been won
by kindness. When he came limpinl
up to the farmhouse that morning the
farmer looked at him askance, and the
farwer's dog had blinked up at hi
master as if awaiting the word to hus
tle the stranger down the lane.
And then the farmer's wife had
come to the door, a gentle-faced woman
with a soft voice, and she listened t(
his story and brought him bread and
meat and told him to rest in the shade
of the apple tree. And somehow the
gentle-faced woman reminded him of
the mother whose precepts he had dis
regarded, and whose heart he had
broken, and such a lump had risen ii
his throat that for a time he found it
quite impossible to eat. And when he
finally disposed of the food and drank
a cup of water from the cool depths of
the ancient well he wandered down to
a little brook that flowed in the ravine
that skirted the orchard, and bathed
his face and hands and straightened
his tangled hair. Then he came bacd
to the house and rapping at the door
asked the gentle-faced woman if she
bad any work he could do.
"Art still here?" she asked, in her
soft voice. "I thought thee had gone.
"I'm still here," said the tramp, as
he drew his tattered hat from his
head. "I have a chronic way of wear
ing out my welcome. But if you have
any work to do that will enable me tc
pay for the food you gave me, rm In
the humor to do it."
She looked at him a little doubtful
ly, and read the secret of his downfall
In his fiery visage, and softly sighed.
"What I gave thee, I gave willing
ly," she said, " and without thought of
recompense. But if thee is really In
earnest about desiring work, thee cat
take the spade that leans against the
well box yonder and spade up my
flower bed here."
The tramp replaced his hat and
found the spade and set to work.
And while he was working he heard
the sound of wheels, and, looking
through the pines at the house corner
saw a horse and light wagon stop it
front of the farmhouse. Presently a
man came up the pathway, a man oi
light build, with bright eyes and a
heavy black mustache. He wa.
dressed In a rather extreme style, and
even the tramp-who was once a gen
tleman himself-knew that this wai
not a gentleman.
Presently the farmer, busy in the
barn. was summoned to the house by
his wflte's call. Nearly a half-hout
later the tramp heard loud volcea
It was the voice eof the farmer thai
"You got that note by a scoundrel
trick!" he cried. "Your partner asked
me to sign an order for ten bushels ol
Belgian oats and now you say I signed
a note-a note for $700! God! man, 1I
would ruin me to pay it!"
"It's for value received all righi
enough," said the stranger in a cool,
even voice. "I don't know anything
about your signing it, but the signa.
ture is yours and that's all we care to
know. If you refuse payment, we will
simply have to sue and sell you out."
The tramp listening at the window
could hear the farmer pacing heavily
up and down the room. And he
thought that he heard the farmer's
"I'll see a lawyer," said the farmer,
"Certainly," said the stranger. "See
him, and he'll tell you fast enough
that there's no help for yeou. No, my
man, you are in for it. Better sell
something and settle."
"I'll see a lawyer." groaned the far
"Very well," said the stranger. "We
are disposed to be as lenient uas possi
ble. See your lawyer, and if you are
not willing to pay up promptly when
I come for satlataction day after to
morrow, at this hour. why, we wll
have to commence suit. Good day."
The.tramp heard the door open, d,
peerling through the vines saw the
stranger walking leisarely down the
pathway. Then he turned and rapped
at the door. There were tears In bae
eyes as te the rer's wife opened it.
"Madam," samid the tramp. "I have
reconsldered my wlllamess to sade
up your fower bed. There's yoeu
And before she esol repay he had
trm and wva wanl s quaksly aiso.
th IBmthatledto the weeds. As
men ashe as t s st ight of the
bhou he broke into a rea. Just he.
oee he eteed tht woeds mhe teted
ovr his sheoelder sen saw'tee tl
o leIty liaC.L.g Je. the lea b
Tb a matap teew ath nm pg w
whieh t rent rwa ies aggie
and then wound around the woods to
the right in a long curve. He knew he
had plenty of time to cut across and
reach the road before the stranger and
his deliberate horse arrived.
The tramp familiar with human de
ception in many forms, knew all about
the particular system of swindling of
which the farmer was the victim. It
was an easy game when played by a
clever sharper on an unsuspecting and
unsophisticated countryman. All It
required was a glib tongue, a little
flatter, a pretended business mission
and a substituted sheet of paper. Then
in due time came the confederate with
his bold front and the fatal note.
The tramp was lurking by the road
side as the man in the light wagon
came up. He lounged out in the high
"Hullo, Bill," he said.
The driver drew up suddenly and
stared at the figure at his horse's
"What's that?" he cried.
"It's your name," laughed the tramp.
"Bill - Bill Sutherland, sometimes
called the Gopher. How are you, Bill?"
"What do you mean?" he snarled.
"I don't know you."
"Glad of that, Bill," said the vaga
bond. "Three years of tramping does
change a man. But I know you and
"What do you want?"
"Bill," said the tramp, "I want a
little assistance. You might not think
it, but I'm hard up."
He had come to the side of the
wagon as he spoke and stood with one
hand on the dashboard.
"Is this a holdup?'" said the strang
er, and shifting his whip to his left
hand slipped the right behind him.
"Steady, Bill," cried the tramp, as
he reached forward and caught the
stranger's arm. "None of that. Your
pocketbook isn't there, it is in your
breast pocket. I'll trouble you for it."
"Curse you!" screamed the stranger,
"Let go of me!"
And he struck the tramp with all his
force across the head with the wnip.
The vagabond shrieked with pain and
the next instant had grappled the
stranger and with a remarkable show
of strength drew him from the wagon
and hurled him heavily to the ground.
The startled horse ran a little ways
and then, turning sharply, started Into
a fence corner and stood there tremb
The tramp knelt by the prostrate
and unconscious man and drew from
his pockets, first the loaded revolver
and then the long pocketbook. He
hastily opened the latter and assured
himself that what he wanted was
there. Then ne thrust the book into
his own ragged breast pocket and
drew himself up. The stranger was
rousing from his swoon.
Presently he sat up and looked
around with a confused air. The tramp
a few feet away was quietly regard
ing him, revolver in hand. The
stranger put his hand to his breast
"Curse you," he growled, "this is
"You ought to know," said the
tramp quielty. It's one of your lead
ing accomplishments. Get up."
The stranger arose.
"Pick up your hat," said the tramp.
Now go and get your horse into the
He followed close behind as the
stranger backed the light wagon into
"I'll kill you for this," the despoiled
"Don't trouble yourself." said the
tramp. "Just climb into the wagon
and start your horse. I'll see you off.
Step lively, please." And he flourished
The stranger obeyed. He gave the
tramp a look that was meant to be
malevolent, and the tramp returned
with a smile. Then he touched the
horse with the whip and drove away.
The vagabond watched until a
curve in the road hid him from sight,
and then he darted into the woods
again and swiftly retraced his steps.
Presently be recrossed the ravine and
then he paused. He slipped the re
volver Into an Inner pocket and then
took a slip of paper from the strang
er's book. A moment or two later he
knocked at the farmer's door.
It was opened by the farmer's wife.
Her eyes were still red with weep
"Thee hear again?" she bald.
"Yes," replied the tramp. "I've
come back to pay you for that dinner."
He pressed a little forward, and she
gave way before him and he passed
Into the house.
At the window sat the farmer, with
his head bowed over a huge volume
that lay open across his knees. He
looked up, wondering, as the tramp
entered. The vagabond raised hbls
hand to his hat, and then remembered,
;and let the hand fall agalin.
"I'm glad to see a little tire in your
ireplace," he said, "because I want to
add to it." He moved a little nearer
the window. "Mee, dear lady," he
softly said, "here is your pay. Look,
but don't touch it"
Impelled by his earnest manner, the
woman came closer and glanced at the
slip of paper he opened before her
"Father!" she gasped.
The old man started and arose with
the book in his arms.
"What is it?" he cried. The vaga
bond pushed the note nearer him. My
note!" he cried. Wh--where did you
"I spoiled an Egyptian," laughed the
tramp. "It tells about the process
there." and he pointed to the big book.
"Now watch me." He stepped quiek
l to the Ireplace and held up the note
i the Same until It was entirely con
"Thank God!" murmured the old
man, with a sigh of rmliet.
"Thee has been hurt." cried the
woman; "there is blood oa thy tore
"It is nothing." said the vagabond.
"There yea seethe debt Ii paid. I
we't ak fer a smelet Teaw'l be
troublde amore. Geed-.iy"
Ster," eded the pua espools in em
"ItS" ai the ap "I euan
Sayr. The one phr may Ie LeeIa fOe
ia snd I w ldnm't Ihave i me am
"Ma why hint tse dun tin runt
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tes wore kind mt me," sale
jYilp~Sr -~wy~p 'S1 r "an y bSb
He hubnried down to the brook in the
ravine and bathed his wounded head
Then he started again for the woods.
"I fancy the prayers of that dear old
lady will do me good," he said as he
gave a hasty backward glance at the
farmlouse.-Cleveland Plain Dealer.
ABOUT DILATORY WOMEN.
How They Are Sometimes Rendered
Prompt by Masculine Visitors.
There's a stern and haughty young
man of this town who has made L
Mede-and-Perpian-like law for his own
observance. It is, never to wait, no
matter what the occasion, more than
fifteen minutes for a young woman.
Thus when he calls at a house. he
takes out his watch and looks at the
time when he enters the drawing
room. He looks at it again and again,
and when the quarter of an hour has
elapsed if the young woman upon
whom he is calling has not yet made
her appearance, he calmly walks out.
and goes somewhere else.
And this young man's principles on
the subject are so well known that he
rarely has to study the patterns of
the furniture for an interminable
time while his hostess assumes her
newest frock. He is greeted promptly,
but some of his brothers tell pitiful
tales of woe on this subject.
One calling on a feminine friend at
1 o'colck the other evening waited ex
actly an hour for her appearance.
When she finally came in the room she
found Monsieur deeply interested in a
book. He arose then and said "how
d'ye do" and "good-by" in a breath.
"You are not going?" asked mad
"Yes, I am," asserted the young
man amiably. "I had an hour that I
wished to spend pleasantly and I
have passed it here in your library.
sow, I must catch a train North."
"Of course, if you will come at un
holy hours-" began the woman, but
the man had gone.
To be just, the woman of to-day is
rairly prompt. She considers it bad
corm not to be ready to see visitors
when they call, but she doesn't con
sider ten minutes much to take to
add some finishing touches to her toll
Atte, and that, it might be whispered.
sa the reason that one-half of the thea
re audience comes in when the first
act is well under way, that the first
aumbers of the concert are ruined, the
irst part of the lecture rendered un
intelligible and that the german com
mences half an hour later than it
At catching trains and boats the dila
tory sex is nevertheless unusually
adept. It is said by those who are
fond of gathering such statistics that
nne woman misses a train to about ten
men. Madame, however oblivious she
may be of time in other matters, if
she is going away is sure to be at the
station bright and early and with
twenty minutes to spare. Whether this
proves that the sex is selfish or mere
ly that it is, in the language of the
times., "long-headed," is a question
for consideration.-Kansas City Jour
Heat From Electric Lamps.
From one point of view it is to be re
gretted that electric lamps throw out
so little heat. For many household
tasks heat as demanded, and far be
yond the electrician's ability of econ
)mical supply. Twelve lamps of stand
ard size, each of sixteen-candle power,
require for their maintenance one
horse-power. Clustered together, these
twelve bulbs would ask one minute in
raising a pint of water through forty
degrees of the Fahrenheit scale. Clear
ly enough, their heat would never suf
fice to broil a steak or roast a chicken.
And in the production of electric heat
no device is one whit more effective
than the incandescent lamp. What,
then, is the secret of this costliness,
prohibitive as it is for all but minor
and casual uses? Let us adjourn to
a central lighting and power station,
and all will become clear. The boilers
and engines, although the best to be
had, are wasting nine-tenths of the
heat purveyed to them. Part of this
wasted heat is thrown out into the
boiler house and engine room, a much
larger fraction goes up the chimney
In gases highly heated, but much the
largest loss of all appears in the ex
haust steam as it pours forth from the
engines. Thus it is evident that if the
slectric current, as fast as produced.
were then and there converted into
beat once more, only about one-tenth
as much would appear as that origin.
ally applied in the fuel under the
neighboring boilers. If we can sup
pose an electric company generous
enough to charge no interest for its
Invested capital, nothing for Its out
lays in wages, repairs, and other ex
penses, the heat producible from its
electric current would still be much
learer than the heat to be had from
a good, well-stoked furnace or stove.
How Horses Rest
"Have you ever noticed," asked a
(ermantown veterinarian the other
lay, "that every horse left standing
by a curbstone for any length of time
invariably turns around so as to place
bis forefeet on the sidewalk? He al
ways does it if the road on which he
Is standing slopes the least bit in eith
ar direction. This shows that the horse
has a great deal of plauin, common
sense. He will not allow himself to
be worn out where it is not necessary.
If people only had his wisdom, there
would be a great deal less sickness in
the world than there is at present
When a thoughtless driver leaves his
horse standing on a slope or at an
angle of the street, all the animas
weight is thrown upon one side, caus
la strain, and if left long enoug~h
pgtalnful exhaustion. Twenty mlnutes
t such an ordeal will fatigue a horse
mere than a whole day's travel But
hear he sla able to plant his forefeeat
_ the erbstone it gives him a bettsr
paMt and adjusts his weight alre
equmby. Many of the musealar all
mants troam which horses auger are
heeroht upa them by being eontin
spy able tr stand by the gatter
ia ma streat whtich slope deadebly.
A ped dver wl alwa~rus seek to
rest Is here on a .level whe n
Am E..eieleSs man semi eab beg
msepg aoast a-head -
A3nsstwa it ti WhY IE
A LITTLE GARDEN
A little garden, prim and square,
Has little owner, sweet and fair.
A little garden hedged about,
With little beds and walks laid out;
Where little hollyhocks, grown tall,
Stand close against the garden wall,
And up their slender stalks there
A host of morning-glory vines;
Where little roses, from their trees,
Send spicy calls to little bees,
And little daisies, pink and white,
Crowd little bluebells, blue and bright;
Where little pansies, put between
Verbenas red and white, are seen,
And all around the border set
Are little plants of mignonette
Alyssum, heliotrope together
Run riot there in summer weather:
And pinks and asters, lovely graces,
Fill up the little garden spaces;
And little butterflies that flit
Complete the dainty charm of it.
Ah, little garden, well I know
What little maid, not long ago,
Plucked all your choicest buds to be
A little nosegay just for me!
THE ALPHABET OF SUCCESS.
Attend carefully to details.
Be prompt in all things.
Consider well, then decide positively.
Dare to do right, fear to do wrong.
Endure trials patiently.
Fight life's battles bravely.
Go not fnto the society of the vicious.
Hold integrity sacred.
Injure not another's reputation.
Join hands only with the virtuous.
Keep your mind free from evil
Lie not for any consideration.
Make few special acquaintances.
Never try to appear what you are not.
Observe good manners.
Pay your debts promptly.
Question not the veracity of a friend.
Respect the counsel of your parents.
Sacrifice money rather than prihfciple.
Touch not, taste not, handle not in
Use your leisure for improvement.
Venture not upon the threshold of
Watch carefully over your passions.
Extend to everyone a kindly greeting.
Yield not to discouragement.
eealously labor for the right, and suc
cess is certain.--Chicago Record
A DOG AND A WRECK.
Many a life has been saved by a
Newfoundland dog, but dog never did
braver deed than one brought to re
membrance by a story in Our Dumb
Animals. The incident occurred some
A vessel was driven on the beach of
Lydd, in Kent, England. The sea was
very high. Eight men clung to the
wreck, which was every moment in
danger of going to pieces. No boat
.wuld get through the storm to help
the despairing sailors, and it looked
as if they would drown before the
eyes of the watch'rs upon the land.
Presently a gent;san came along
the beach accompanied by sis New
foundland dog. The gentleman ureet
ed the animals attention to the vessel,
and then put a short stick in his
mouth. The dog at once compre
hended his master's meaning and
plunged into the sea.
Bravely he fought his way through
he angry waves, but he could not
get close enough to the vessel to de
iver that with which he had been
charged. The crew, however, under
tood what was wanted, and making
ast a rope to another piece of wood,
they threw the wood toward the dog.
The intelligent animal at once
dropped his own piece of wood and
seized that which had been thrown to
him. Then he started for the shore.
Again and again he was lost under
he waves, but with almost incredible
determination he held on to the stick
and dragged the rope through the
surf till he delivered it to his master.
A line of communincation was thus
made with the vessel, and every man
rn board was saved.
NEDDY'S LONG WORD.
"Remember, Neddy," said mother
ne day, "always to accommodate
very one that you can."
"Yes'm," said Neddy, heartily, "I
ill." Mother telt sure he would, for
teddy is one of the very best boys
you ever saw to remember things.
The next day Mrs. Camp called to
him as he was running down the
street. "Neddy, Neddy! come here a
Neddy heard her, and stopped,
hough he didn't much want to. He
was going over "on Wilson Pond, and
was in a great hurry; but he went up
o the door where Mrs. Camp was
tandlng, and pulled off his cap with
Spolite little bow, which pleased the
ndy very much.
-Will you run down to the store for
me, dear?" she said. "I want a spool
ft twist, and I have no one to send."
Neddy's eyes closed up the least bit
n the world, but Mrs. Camp was
looktng in her purse for the right
barnge, and didn't notice; and belore
she found it, the bright sn of lgood
mature was shnlaing again in Neddy's
mye, and be answered. "m'ua," as
heerftuiy as ould be.
It didn't take long, after all The
tore was not a great way e, and
thre were Be other eamtdomr; and
ePedy ia eas than ae mandes w
me agab with the ele et twt
---Lek ve," Mam Ms ( , smalO -
a at hiea. Then ihe ** bighi
m m sp ages r lashabi
with,", said she, kindly; "and I'm very
much obliged, besides."
But Neddy shook his head at the
dime, though he liked peanuts as
well as maple sugar, which is saying
a good deal.
"You're as welcome as can be;" said
he; "but I can't take pay for going,
Mrs. Camp, 'cause you know, mother
tells me always to a-bominate every
one I can!"
Didn't Mrs. Camp laugh! She could
not help it, though she tried so hard
that she choked, and frightened Ned.
dy, who could not think what the trou.
"Bless your dear heart!" said rhe,
as soon as she could speak. Then
she went to the corner closet and
took out a little pyramid of maple
sugar-more than Neddy could have
bought at the store for two dimes.
"There," said she, "I know you like
sap sugar, don't you? And this isn't
pay; it's a present."
"Oh, thank you," cried Neddy, eang
erly. "I'll go right home and show ii
So he did; and Mrs. Camp sat down
by her window, and laughed and
laughed. "Bless his dear little man
ly heart!" said she.
HOMES OF BIRDS.
Two varieties of the swallotr, the
sand martin and the rough-winged
swallow nest in the banks of the
earth. The sand martin is very
abundant in sections, as many as 20(
burrowing in one bank along the
Kalamazoo River. The holes arc
straight, about a foot and one hall
long, and bedded with dry grass, on
which the good housewife lays five,
six and sometimes seven crystal white
eggs. The rough winged swallows
breed in pairs and burrow deeper than
the previously mentioned cousin. A
curious difference between the homes
of these winged cave dweners of the
same family, is in the shape of tue
entrances to their homes. The rough
winged swallow's excavation is round,
while the hole admitting to the sand
martin's nest is elliptical But one
species of warbler nest in holes. It is
the prothonotary or lawyer warbler,
termed also the golden swamp warb
ler. It is a beautiful, lively bird and
nests near the water.
The great crested fycatcher is the
only one of that family which bur
rows its home. Hollow limbs, tele
graph poles, fence rails and holes in
stubs are variously chosen by this
bird for its excavation. When the
cavity is completed the flycatcher
furnishes it with rubbish, and almost
in every instance with a cast-off snake
skin. Sometimes two, and even three
snake skins are found in the nest of
this queer biro, an eccentric habit not
practiced by other feathered denizens
of the forests.
Of the birds of prey which lay their
eggs in holes, the common sparrow
hawk, the screech and barred owls,
burrow in tall dead stubs, and the
great horned owl often builds in huge
forest trees, although it frequently
constructs its abode in the crotches
of a tree.
The belted kingfish is a famonus
earth burrower. Its tunneled abodes
are four or five feet deep, and wind
slightly. The extremity is enlarged
sufficiently to accommodate six or
eight globular eggs and the faithful
hatcher. The tunnel is not equipped
with rubbish and down to soften the
couch, for the kingfisher here deposits
her'eggs on the bare sand in early
Many birds betray a capacity to
seize the opportunities given them by
men to enhance their comfort and se
curity. For instance, the l3ronzed
grackle nests in hollows, in stubs, in
newly cleared quarters, although it is
a species of bird which ordinarily
builds its home on limbs of trees.
The eaves and barn swallow, the
purple martins and the swifts make
their retreats in barns and sheds, bird
houses, cornices and eaves of build
CHARMING NEW PLAYTHINGS.
Our modern toys are as ingenious as
they are varied and pretty, but the
young people of Europe and America
have no monopoly in this regard, says
the Youth's Companion. For centuries
the children of the far East have
delighted themselves with the very
queer and interesting contrivances
known as expanding water toys.
They come In small wooden boxes
similar to the little paint boxes that
are so well known, and they look like
dirty shavings, broken matches and
dilapidated toothpicks. But throw one
of them into water ,and the ingenious
little toy at once shows itself to be
2rmwethlng more than a bit of stick.
The weo0 bas been kiln-dried, and as
soon as i touches the water it be
gins to absorb the same and to expand
As It increases in size it separates.
and suddenly opens and becomes a
very pretty toy. One stick changes
Into a flower pot containing a rose
bush in full bloom, another becomes
a fat mandarin carrying an uminbrella,
4 third a sea serpeant ferocious in its
tiny dimensions. A whale, a tiger
and a lady of fashion taking her daily
promenade are all represented.
The figures are colored and present
an astonishing variety in design and
How they are made and com
pressed is one of those trade secrets
which are kept inviolate by the guild
which makes a livelihood by their
On rare occasions it is possible to get
larger and more artistic figures, his
torical characters and portraits of
great monarchs, poets and teachers,
dwarfed trees and tiny houses whose
doors and windows are full of tp
The ordinary kind cost a mere song,
but the finer qualities are often very
expensive. Expensive or cheap, they
have for long years given pleasure to
the children of Kyoto and Canton.
Reindeer Flesh For Food.
It is state4 that a strenuous attempt
is being made by some enterprislng
Norwegians to popularise reindeer
eamh as an article of diet in Burope
The experimei t of raising the alials
in large anumbers for slaughterlang per
poss will be fairly tried. They ex
Ipct to ad lrostabe markets in
reF and BeliFta, 536 will rm ~.
deaver to lauter beeDadrtlg g
to perbhste th artidel
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A QUEEN'S RECREATIONS.
Spinning and photography are the
faVorite indoor recreations of Queen
Alexandra. She is especially fond of
A WOMAN RAILROAD PASSENGER
The first woman to be employed as
a passenger agent by any railroad has
just been engaged by the Louisrille,
Henderson and St. Louis road, to cov
er the city of Louisville. She is Miss
Elvira Sydnor Miller, who is fairly
well-known as a writer in the South.
The general passenger agent of the
road, who engaged her, has done so
with the idea of beating out his com
petitors in the race for the patronage
of women who travel by having the
merits of his own railroad presented
to them by a woman and also by
learning at first hand the kind of
railroad accommodations that women
FANCY EFFECTS IN VEILINGS
An effort is being made this season
to introduce fancy effects in veilings.
They are rather odd and pretty, but
the style is too pronounced to find
favor with the really well dressed wo
man. The bright colored vellings
will not be worn over the face, but
will be tied around the hat with a
loosely draped effect. The fashion of
wearing two veils still obtains for
some occult reason. One of fancy ma
terial is simply tied around the hat;
the other, which is usually a complex
ion veil, is worn over the face.
FOR SOUTH AFRICAN GRAVES.
The Loyal Woman's Guild has been
started at Bloemfontein, in the
Orange River Colony, Souh Africa, to
trace out and care for the graves of
soldiers killed in the war by disease.
The undertaking is a huge one, there
being in Bloemfontein alone more
than two thousand graves, and hosts
of heartrending letters from moth
ers and relatives are being received
constantly regarding the last resting
places of their dear ones, and they are
eager to send funds for the care of
them. As soon as peace is restored
the guild will start branches in all the
small villages for the gathering of
necessary information, which will be
sent to the friends of the dead sol
diers from whom letters are received.
-New York Tribune.
BLACK AND WHITE IN SUMMER
Combinations in black and white
are in much favor with Parisians at
the present date. Already another
combination is taking the place of
this-namely, black and small pink
roses. Large toques, made entirely
of black tulle, or sprigged net closely
gathered, and with rolled brims, have
a round wreath of small pink roses
placed on the top of the brim, or else
a circlet of these flowers around the
crown and a semi-coronet of the same
on the hair.
The shape turned down In the neck
behind does not suit every taste, so
many of the new models of hats with
wide or medium brims have the back
of the brim bent backward in the
middle. Shapes treated in this way
sometimes Cave a "cache peigne" of
iee underneath, while others trim
med with ribbon have this carried
back and knotted in bow with the
esnds underneath the brim.-Millinery
GOING TO LUNCH WITH THEIR
Although women are weloome isit
-rs at the Capitol, very few women
are employed In the great building in
an omcital capacity. All the aecretat
les of the Senators and Congressmen,
the telegraph operators and even the
ashiuers in the restaurants are men,
and indeed about the only plaee where
-ns may posibly find a woman work
er is behind some screened-aof recess
of one of the main corridors fromh
which amanate the rhythmic click of
It has come to be a favorite form of
Mouting"' at Washington for wives and
laughters to go up to the Capitol and
takie luncheon with the husbands and
rathers who are serving the nation
In the big, white domed building. The
big restauranta in the basement of
the Capitol are qualidfed to serve
puite as dainty a repast as the lady
esller could possibly expect to find at
her favorite luncheon place in the
shopping district.- The restaurants
connected with the House and Senate
are by no means restricted to the use
of members and their wives. Many of
the best tables are monopolized by
paties composed exclusively of wo
men.-The Ledger Monthly.
QUEEN VICTORIA'S RING.
The wedding ring of Queen Victoria
was, by her own wish, buried with her.
As a matter of fact. it had been her
Ianseparable "wear" for more than
sixty years. The rule of her married
e had been never to remove it, and,
once, when a cast of her hand was
taken, her great alarm was that the
rings might be displaced with the
plaster. With the single exceptlon of
its enforced removal in later years for
a few hours to be enlarged, so as to
accommodate it to the iacreased girth
of the finger, the ring was worn inces
santly for over,sixty years.
Of all her innumerable rings, next
to her wedding ring, Queen Victoria
moast valued a very simple one, ln
e*d. It was made of gold and namel,
-ad had a very small diamoud as its
eatral onasment Its market value
-a slighit eough, as well might bha
_or it was tqght by a boys poast
mhowy. It asl f4 ,t, the set
enta t mmdw ?wisese Albrt tohe
sixteen, he visited the future country
of his adoption. The actual emerald
serpent ring, which he gave her after
ward as the formal engagement ring,
was never quite so precious to her
majesty as this humble predecessor,
which stood as the first token of this
memorable affair of the heart.-London
MISS RIENZO'S COW TRAM.
Probably the latest In horseless car
riages is the turnout which has lately
appeared in Paris. Miss Laura Rienso
astounded people a few days ago by
driving about the city behind two trot
ting cows harnessed tandem to a pret
ty eart. The animals are small, black
and fiery, but they obey the reins per
The police were greatly worried over
the fact as to whether or not they
should permit the driving of the tan
dem cows. Miss Rienso gravely in
formed the inspector that other sorts
of horseless carriages were periitted
on the drives of Paris, .nd she did not
see why her carriage and its queer
motive power should be barred.
Miss Rieaso comes from Bahia, and
her father is one of the wealthiest cit
isens of Brazil Rienso pere, who is
devoted to his daughter, had the two
cows which she is now driving trained
in Rio Janerio and shipped to her in
Paris as a birthday present. The
owner of the Nouveau Cirque offered
$10,000 for the team, but Miss Rienso
indignantly spurned the offer, and
every day drives out in state with her
two cows, spinning of a cow trot down
the boulevards.--Chicago Tribune.
THE PETTICOAT FOR SLE DER
In these days it is the ambition of
most women to look as slight as pos
sible. A great help to this end Is a
petticoat of silk stockinet, which fits
the figure like a skin from waist to
knee. These shirts are furnished with
detachable frills of silk, which button
on to the stockinet portion, and give
from knee to ankle the fussy frilly
effect demanded by fashion.
Many women who pride themselves
upon their slim figures decline to be
burdened with superfluous skirts, and
with satin knickerbockers no other
petticoat is needed but the loose silk
lining which is a feature of the ordi
Nevertheless, two smart models for
petticoats are very alluring. One for
evening wear is of white glace, silk
edged, with three pinked-out frills,
and draped with a deep flounce of
ecru point d'esprlt net, run with
satin ribbon and tied at intervals with
rosettes of the same. For morning
wear with tailor gowns, a petticoat
of glace silk, bordered with one deep
godet flounce and strapped with silk
to match, is quite the right thing.
THE "SHIRT WAIST" HAT.
Those who are learned In such mat
ters aver that the use of the shirt
waist out of doors demands a certain
piece of milinety to match, different
from the ronad bats or toques sup
plied to accompany tailor costumes
or whole dresses; hence the shirt
waist hat. This has a squared crown
and a rolling brim. It must not be
confounded with the sailor hat once
worn with shirt-waist suits. The
shirt-waist hat has no hatband nor
any 'plumes nor stiff wings nor quills.
A pretty silk scarf is folded about the
square crown with some irregularity
of drapery. At the front the scar is
passed-through a wide-mouthed, rath
er tall straw buckle. Here it is stayed
with some Arm invisible stitches and
the ends tucked back in the left side,
and the edges of the scarf ends are
fringed out, instead of being hemmed.
Beneath the brim the shirt-waist hat
Is trimmed with bias bands of taffeta
silk to match the color of the scarf
above. These are rolled under. Some
times the bias bands beneath the brim
are of black velvet. This is occasilon
ally more becoming than the color of
the fancy scart wound about the
Very swell are the new gloves with
large button-like fasteners of pearl.
Sleeves grow shorter and shorter.
This is true of outdoor as well as in
A pretty Idea is a line of lace em
broldery about the top of the choker
and two lace points tallig down in
Military jacket are In the very
height of favor this year, either as
separate wraps or as a part of the
The popularity of narrow black rel
vet has by no means expired. It will
be used as extensively as ever on the
sumr -r dreses.
A real little leather golt b has a
pin-cushion in the inside, into which
are set the three goll club stick pins
which it contains.
Shaped belts are found with hooks
similar to those to be seen on men's
or on bicycle boots. There is a lacing
with some fancy end, which is laced
Gold is not to be worn in any ag
gressive way. Its time of being used
in masses has passed, but bits and
touches are still tound on some ex
The newest things are the little
jaunty wraps of black taffeta silk
which have fjust recently been intro
duced, and which are the daintiest,
prettlest things that the heart of wo
man could wish.
A very pretty finish to a little string
tie is to have the ends in points, as
they frequently are, but then the
point turned back on the right side of
the tie and fastened with a tiny trim
mnig button of gllt. It is one of the
simple finishes which gives a bit of
Individuality, quite oat of proportion
to its simplicity.
The plainaest and simplest of the col
ored embroidered Lhaderchies are
the most liked by people of good taste.
A Ilttle sprat of flowers in the eorner
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Auditor-W. S. Frasee.
Treasurer-Ledoux E. Smith.
U. S. SENATORB.
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