Newspaper Page Text
Philadelphia.-rThe directors of the
Choetaw,Oklahoma and Gulf railroad
met Monday and declared a semi-an
nual dividend of 2 1-2 per cent on the
$6,000,000 preferred stock and 2 1-2
per cent on the common stock, the
latter being a cash increase of one
half of one per cent.
Washington, D. 0. - President
Roosevelt at 12:37 Monday pressed a
button in the telegraph room of the
White House, which formally opened
the grand stand at the carnival at
Quo" Never Discarded Old Clothes.
The sorting and arranging of the
personal effects of the late Queen
Victoria was a tremendous task, says
a London correspondent. One pecu
liarity of her majesty was never to
discard any dress, mantle, hat or bon
net which she had ever worn, and her
wardrobe might well have beean con
sidered the most complete record of
the fashion of the last 60 years in ex
istence. Another fancy of Queen Vic
toria was to have everything in dupli
cate; two hats, two cloaks, etc., were
always ordered. Her majesty had a
wonderful collection of lace, but this
is not to be compared with the collea
lion of the Queen Dowager of Italy;
said to be the best in the w',rld.
The life of a perfect inseot is usually
very brief. Of all the myraids of but
terries and moths, bees and wasps,
fies and beetles, which make up ond
of the most marked features of the
Ye summer, the ypt majority will die be
fore the seasoa over. A mere hand,
ful will survive into next year, while
few, indeed, agq those that will live
to se a aie M summer. The 4ura
tion of the larval stage is much longer.
The dragon-fly nymph, as it is called,
lives 11 months in the water. The per
fect insect that emerges from it had
only a few weeks, at moat, of sunshine
and the upper air. There are led
which live only for a angle day, tak*
inag in that time no food, having, In
deed, no mouths by which to take it
Prremetom for Bravery.
Word reachee us of a small band of soldiers
who held at bay a large number of Filipinos
for over two hours until assistance arrived,
thereby saving an important point from cap
ture. For their bravery they were all given
promotion. To be brave it is necessary to
have strong nerves and a good digestion. If
-our stomach is weak and on suffer from
indigestion, heartburn, elobig, nervousness
or intomnia,you should try Hostetter's Stom
ach Bitters. It will cure you.
Edward VII. wears a No. 7 hat, Em
peror William a 6%.
FITS permaeasaly eared. No AlS ornerveus
ness aftr first da's use of Dr. lune's GOrat
Berve Rsstorer. " trial bottle sad treatise free
Dr. R. R. eara, td., 6M1 Arch St., Phila. Pa.
A fellow may have clocks in his stock
ings and still never be on time.
Mrs. Wihasew's oothing Syrup for ehildre
teething, softe. the gam, redoe ilrammas
tinu,lays pain, ures wind elt. Moe a bettle
Idleness i a disease with some people,
sad it's contagious at that.
Piso's Cre is the beet medicine we eves sd
for all rafetios of threat sad lun.-W.
O. Exsnes., Tanbures, lad., Feb. 10,1 M.
There is quite a difference between an
airship and an heirship.
Each passage of uTnM YaoLasm DTu
solos more goods than say other dye mad
selor them better too. b by all druggl s.
The fellow who neglects solf to attend
to busiess can never hope to be much of
A woman may be hard of hearing aad
still not be deaf to flattery.
Deafmeo Oammese De mred
by lswl applea tioas athe Oenos rweh the
dlesed portion of the sr. Tkme L aonl e
way to eure deafness, sad that is e sasoia
tioal remedies. Deafmness y isn- as .
kamed eonditia of the mucous l of the
stachian Tube. When this tube tois i ed
1o have a rambling sound or ms herow
, and when it is enely led Deafmess is
the resault, and unless the inammala can be
taken out and this tab restored to its aermal
condition, hearn will be destroyd forever.
Nine ases out ef t n are sesed by ater,
which is nothina but a inflamed eoditte of
the mucous rfaces.
We will give One Hundred Dollars for any
Mea of Deness (caued by ca.tau), that a.
not be ared by -latrh ure. Oi
sent fre. 1.. . O ar A Oo., Tolede, O.
oid by Druggsts, 75.
Hall's amlly Pills ar best.
Perhaps the reason Ajax deied the Bsht
ning wu because he had no mother-in-sw
to practice on.
Uses Vte the Dowele.
No mattsr what ails yo, headrlshe to a
eancer, you will never get well antilM m
bowels are put right. oansmsm helpp nakr,
ears you without a gripe or pa, pdue
essy nataral movements, oast yon 10
ents to start gettiag your health back Oe.
caurs Candy CaOsthartli, the penaone, getpup
in metal boses, erry tshte u 0.0.0,
srampod on it. eware of imitatle..
A woman never quarrels with hersel
unlessa a last resource.
A Chae So IWaLke Meloey.
I bae been se llin Perfumes for the pst
S months. I make them myself at home sad
sell to frleads ad salshbore Have made
$710. Every one buys a bottle Por 0e.
worth of material I make Perfume that
would mml for 3 La druag storel also sold 1l
formulaU for makiag pertume at L.O0 ea.
I frtt made It for my ow use onlyr, bat
the ourloelty of froeds as to where I pro
cuard suob equisite odors, prompted me to
sell L I lear from M to prwek. I
do not eanvaes, peop aome ad bad to me
sr the perfumes. Am1 Iatql"eat parson
do u welasIdo. ]rt ic, m pa wil
seud you the formala for makng all kad of
PerfuMes and a sample botl prepid. I
will also help you get started in thebedess.
Marvs Fassr, No. 118. Vandeveater Av
eas, att. Louls, Mo.
"My hair was falling out very
fast and I was greatly alarmed. I
then tried Ayer's Hair Vigor and
my hair stopped falling at once."
Mrs. G. A. McVay, Alexandria, O.
The trouble is your hair
does not have life enough.
Act promptly. Save your
hair. Feed it with Ayer's
Hair Vigor. . If the gray
hairs are beginning to
show, Ayer's Hair Vigor
will restore color every
time. . .0 a.O . A de...
Il dear dr 4ht earasot supply e,
seti aa o andoer al e w lpesw
ye a bottle. Bl eaos sad Lthe Me
o J. C. AYnrex Z CO., Ad ddres,
Then your liver isn't acting
well. You suffer from bilious
ness, constipation. Ayer's
Pills act directly on the liver.
For 00 years they have been
the Standard Family Pill.
Small doses cure. AU
Little cricket in the grass,
As I pass,
Loud you chirp your cheerful cry;
Tell me why.
have you babies hiding there,
Shivering in the autumn air?
L)o you sing to them at night?
Tell me, cricket, am I right?
Little katydid so green,
Do you mean
Winter time will soon be here?
That frost is near?
Are your babies cradled high.
On a leaf beneath the sky?
Listening to your endless song,
"Katy-katy," all night long?
Little frog down in the brook,
May I look
At your babies fat and round?
Will they drown?
Yonrs are water babies true;
They can swim as well as you.
Do you sing them all to sleep.
With your croakings loud and decep?
Clara M. Goodchild, in Child-Garden.
HOW THE SIOUX KEEP HOUSE.
I am going to tell you something about
the uneducated Sioux women, their
dress and their home life. The Sioux
woman does more work than the man
does. Of course the women do not
know very much about housekeeping.
in fact, they don't know anything about
it. They live in log cabins with only
the ground for the floor and they have
but one room. In that room they have
their beds in one corere, their trunks
around the sides, and they often have
beautiful bead work hanging on the
walls. They have a large stove as near
the center of the room as they can. On
that stove you will always find a coffee
pot and tea kettle, and they are always
kept full. If the women can have coffee
:o drink they are happy; they think it
is a great medicine; they call it the black
medicine. The women when at home
are almost always sitting in their tipi
doing some kind of bead work.
The women are always getting up
some kind of a feast; that is. they have
them very often, and especially if one of
their sons or daughters get married they
will have a great feast. They have a
certain man go around and tell every
ane to come to that feast, whenever it
may be, then when he has come back
and told them that he has told every
.n'e. the women give him a horse. When
they have the feast the women all dress
tp in their brightest colors, paint their
faces and put all the bead work they
can on their little children. They have
a great time talking, especially the old
women and men.
The women's dresses are made with
only two seams, one on each side, so it
makes a very loose dress. It is short
in the back and front and long on the
sides, and they almost dlways wear a
long beaded belt and a shawl; in fact.
they wear a shawl all the time; when
it is not around the head and shoulders
it is tied around the waist. They never
wear a hat of any kind; even on the
hottest days they are bareheaded.--A
Sioux Indian Girl, in Good Housekeep
THE "KEARSARGE'S" PENNANT
AT MANILA BAY.
On the evening before the battle of
Manila, writes Lieutenant J. M. Elli
cott in St. Nicholas. I sat at my desk in
my stateroom on the "Baltimore," sip
ping a cup of after-dinner coffee, and
putting my personal affairs in such
shape that if I fell a victim to battle
they could be properly handled by
others. While destroying a large ac
cumulation of unimportant letters, I
came upon a fragment of red and white
bunting inclosed in an nvelope and
labeled: "A piece of the pennant which
flew at the masthead of the U. S. S.
'Kearsarge.' when she fought her great
duel with the Confederate cruiser 'Ala
It had been given to me as a token
of regard by the daughter of Admiral
Winslow, because I was engaged upon a
biography of her father. As I gazed
upon the bit of bunting, my soul was
stirred at the thought that it was once
again going into battle: I remembered
that sailors are inspired by a good omen.
so I placed it in the inside pket of the
blouse which I expected to wear in ac
As the shroud of that night lifted,
and the gray, vaporous dawn of the
tropics overspread Manila Bay, the
quartermaster on the Baltimore's bridge
cried out: "'There they are!" and I
thought again of my piece of victorious
bunting, recalling how, thirty-four years
before, a quartermaster on another Am
erican warship's bridge had exclaimed
exultingly under that flag, "She'd com
We sprang to our guns on the Bal
timore's forecastle. A signal of three
flags sped quickly to the yard-arm of the
"Olympia" ahead of us, a signal which
had not been displayed from an Am
erican warship for a third of a century.
"Prepare for general action!"
Instinctively we'looked aloft, for from
every masthead in that long column of
warships burst the Stars and Stripes.
Then our captain cried out from the
"Men, we must fight on empty stom
achs, but we have full hearts. Let us
see once more what can be done under
Then I held my bit of bunting toward
my gun's crew, and said:
"Here, men, is our mascot-a piece of
the battle-pennant of the Kearsarge. Let
it look once more upon brave deeds in
When we drew off for breakhfast the
tropic heat was becoming intense, so I
exchanged by blue blouse for a white
one. As we steamed in again to com
plete our victory, I noticed that my gun
captain was eyeing me in a troubled way
so I asked him what was the matter.
Coming very close to me, he whispered:
"Have you still got the Kearsarge flag,
"Why, no," I replied, "I left it in the
pocket of my other blouse; but that's all
right; it's still on board, you know."
The sailor shook his head dubiously.
"I don't know, sir," he said. "I think
you had better not let 'etr know you
I doubt if the knowledge of its ab
sence would have been apparent under
the circumstances. It certainly was not
in the steady bearing of my Igun-cp
t:aim. But if ever again I take a crew
Sbattle under the inspiration of a
" D takre care to keep the
,rlai wlt a,ro cb tlm
TRANSPLANTING OF JIMMIR,
Jimmie was a great favorite at. the
Orphans' Home. He was a smiling lit
tie fellow, and always had a pleasant
word for everyone, in spite of the fact
that he was lame and had to use
crutches when be walked. The only
time he seemed to mind being lame was
when he saw other children with sound
lirabs playing games which required
nimble feet. Even then he did not grow
peevish or discontented; just a little sad
shadow would flit across his face as he
felt his crutches under his arms. He
managed to hobble about and do a great
many kind things for people in the
course of a day, and he gained more
happiness out of it than many children
do who play all the time.
The day that changed the course of
limmie's life came to him very unex
pectedly. For a whole week the chil
dren in the orphan's home had been
looking forward to a "party," which
some ladies who lived in the city had
promised. These ladies visited the home
often, and took a deep interest in the
boys andgirls there. Many times they
had made life brighter for the orphans.
The great day of feasting and a good
time generally came on a Wednesday.
The ladies arrived at the home about
3 o'clock. All the afternoon there were
games and other fun, and at 6 o'clock
the little folks had ice cream, cake,
strawberries, candy and oceans of nice
things to eat. Then came a fine wind
tip. In the big hall the children watched
the antics of mechanical toys, looked
at picture books and listened to stories.
'Then every boy and girl was presented
with a toy balloon. Indeed, it was a
great day for the orphans.
When the ladies were about ready to
go. Miss Grayson. whom the children
all loved, and who lived in the big brown
stone mansion up the avenue, came to
Jimmie. He was sitting by himself on
the corner of a sofa in the big hall, look
ing wistfully at the departing guests.
"Jimmie," she said, placing her hand
tenderly on his shoulder, "do you know
that I am very lonely in our big house?
I am all alone, now, since brother James
went away to live. He was all I had.
Do you suppose. Jimmie. that you would
be contented to come and live with me?"
Jimmie looked tip into Miss Grayson's
face in wonder, and when he saw the
kindly light in her eyes, his own filled
"You don't mean that, do you, Miss
Gravson. not actually?"
"Yes, I do, Jimmie. I have been
thinking about it for a long time. I
have talked with the matron and she
says that you may come and be my own
boy if you will. All that I am afraid
of is that you would not be happy away
from the children here, you have been
among them so long."
Jimmie glanced at his companions, the
other orphans, who were scattered about
the room. and then his eyes sought Miss
Grayson's face. He was won.
"Yes, I would like so much to live
with you," he said at last. "But I am
afraid I would be too much trouble, it
is so hard for me to get around."
"Don't think anything about that,
Jimmie. We could keep each other
company, and we would come over here
to the home often. Maybe we could
make the old house so pleasant that
you would learn not to miss the children
after a while. Is it agreed that we help
each other, Jimmie ?"
"If you do not mind having a lame
boy." answered Jimmie smiling..
That night the children in the or
phants home were told that Jimmie had
gone away to be Miss Grayson's boy.
"He will not forget us," said Carl
"You bet he won't," echoed Sammy
Tomkins, "and Miss Grayson won't,
They were right. Jimmie Grayson
as he was called by his new name
visited his old home very often, and he
never came without bringing something
good to make the children happy. He
will be a very rich man when he grows
rp. but greater than hi; riches is his
sunny smile.-Young People's Magazine.
Movin? Pictures in Education.
There is a great future for moving
Pictures in education, according to Roy
McArdle in Everybody's Magazine. To
the insular child what more impressive
method of information as to what a war
ship is like in all its majesty, than to
'how him one in motion-ohotography.
The chldren of the Central States will
be shown waves dashing high upon the
·trand. or rolling in gentle billows on
the bathing beach where children are at
play. Thtre are city children, too. who
can be shown harvesting and haying
scenes in the great West: cows. horses,
and all animals, wild and tame. And
for both rural and urban youngsters the
mutoscope will di play the Indian, the
Chinaman, the ~ula-all races of men
and their manners and customs. To the
geography class the mutoscope will dis
play the capes, rivers, cities, bays, towns,
'nd historic buildings that heretofore
have been hut names to the book-dazed
Escholar. He will be shown the Muir
Glacier in,its mighty disintegration. Ve
uvtits in eruotion and Niagara's resist
less flood. It will take the scholar up
the Danube or down the Mississippi. or
show him the wondrous panoramas of
I ndon. New York. Paris. Bombay, and
Canton life. To the history class the
mutoccope will show the great per
sonages of to-day. as they live and
n'nve and have their being. What more
vital suggestion of the war with Spain
than the two views of the Spanish war
chip Viscava. one showing her at anchor
in New York harbor, her captain, in
hitter jest, training his cannon on the
city, the other a battered wreck upon
the beach of Santiago, a few weeks
A strengthening liquid which an inva
lid soon learns to dread, but which is the
oftenest prescribed by the physician, is
a raw beaten egg mixed with milk or
wine. Only those who have had this
included in the daily diet for a time can
realize how quickly it becomes distaste
ful, and numerous devices must be re
sorted to to make the raw egg palatable.
For a change from the milk and wine
prepare a cup of hot soffee, with cream
and sugar, or as it is best liked by the
invalid. Have an egg previously beaten
very.light, and gradually stir it into the
prepared coffee, standing the cup hold
ing the coffee in a pan of boiling water
to keep it very hot. This makes a pleas
ant change, as it is very palatable as
well as strengthening, and if beaten un
til thoroughly light and stirred quickly
into the hot coffee the taste of the egg
will not be noticeable; in fact, it will
have much the effect of rich whipped
cream added to the coffee.
Persons Who Cat Drunk on Teo.
Dr. Alfred Gordon, at a meeting of the
Philadelphia Neui'ological Society, pre
sented a patient, a woman, aged thirty
one years, who had contracted the habit
of drinking tea to exces. Sometimes
she drank fifteen cups a day. She had
kept this up for seven years.. Her con
dition had become depklorable, and she
was suffering from high-grade aervous
ness and hysteria. In the discussion fol.
lowing, Dr. D. J. McCarthy said that he
had seen a case where the Ipatient was
accustoiped to take as much as ten cups
of tes a day. In that ease the mpton
OintAd ts aealds of ted smi asdi
F-A SAl0N Apj
s AN = bru
AN ATHLETIC QUEEN. no'
The Queen of Portugal is probably the
the most athletic queen in the world
She greatly enjoys an ocean swim, and
nearly every morning during the hot owas
weather, when at home, she may be
seen at Cascaes, swimming further out s
to sea than any one else. She may al- hall
most be counted as an Englishwoman huf
for she was born thirty-six years ago
at Twickenham, where her mother went br
to live when her father was banished
from France.-Woman's Life. Y
RUSSIAN LACE 4,ND PEARLS. S
A ball dress of unusual beauty is of tros
deep cream Russian applique lace em- flan
broidered with paste pearls and silver cok
on a foundation of Russian net the red.
same tint. The low bodice is draped blue
with the jewelled lace, and narrow grc
straps of cerise velvet brighten the and
pointed belt. Another striking dinner
gown of white net ringed with black and bac
spangled with steel is striped with white or
satin ribbons and lacings of steel; this slig
is made somewhat a l'Empire, and in slee
black and jet is very effective. mol
FAILED AS CONDUCTORS eno
The street railway company of Madi- thr
son, Ind., which until recently employed see(
women as conductors, has dispensed the
with their services, because their par- loe
tiality aroused the jealousy of the ma
jority of the male passengers. It is AT
explained that women were first employ- 7
ed because they were cheaper than men, by
and because it was believed they would so
increase the traffic over the line. On ed
the contrary, the officers say, instead of twe
attracting male passengers, the women yea
conductors invariably showed a prefer- an
ence for some particular man, and the ing
others became jealous. lop
SOMETHING NEW IN PERFUMES the
The visit of the Duke and Duchess of in
Cornwall and York to Australia has led ing
London perfumers to distill certain Aus- tan
tralian flowers for the benefit of loyal -
Britishers. Boronia is one of these-a twe
flower so fragrant that it is said that its hat
perfume is wafted on the breeze to greet and
incoming ships. Golden wattle is an- yea
other fragrant blossom, and rock lilies. ten
which are orchids growing on rocks 1
near the sea, are exceedingly sweet- was
smelling flowers. All these have been to
made into perfumes and labelled by their dif
distinctive names. These perfumes are age
great rivalsbof carnation scents, which wh
follow the fashion, making that flower twe
the most popular of the day. Bath soft- nat
eners are perfumed with carnations, and ad.
sachets of the same odor are made to opi
attach to the tops of the corsets. to
HOW TO POSSESS NICE HANDS
Hands may be kept nice even if much I
housework has to be undertaken by the Lo
young wife. Gloves should be worn lad
whenever possible, but it is a mistake to we;
use a thick, clumsy kind under the im- sup
pression that the extra thickness gives No
extra protection. It is only the skin bra
which needs protection, and this it re- in
ceives as well from thin kid as from ent
thick. The gloves should be a size lar- me
ger than is usually worn to allow plenty of
of freedom, but on no account purchase Sot
what are known as housemaids' gloves. of
You will feel so helpless and clumsy in in
them that you will be constantly remov- ess
ing them when any delicate job has to the
be done, so might as well be without 1
them altogether. Another thing is, never one
put off washing your hands when they Mr
are soiled, for by doing this they be- Pal
come so "grimed" that even pumice por
stone will not cleanse them. cot
THE AMERICAN GIRL'S FAN. In
The American girl has revived the scis
popularity of the fan. Not since the sic
days of powdered hair and beauty spots wo
has this feminine implement grown into sw
such universal favor. This season the brc
fan is not to be omitted from the small
essentials that constitute the wardrobe wil
of the belle. These dainty creations are Af
ofttimes most extravagant luxuries. Mi
The chosen fans for women of fash- (w
ion are gems of miniature painting. yes
others are gorgeously decorated, with the
exquisitely carved eticks and handles up
while the fan of graceful ostrich plumes prc
is always popular with the women of cip
stately dignity. gla
The filmy, delicate fan, glittering with tea
countless iridescent lights and with aft
waving, feathery edge, is the fan of the hat
coquette. It is a weapon and an aid !itt
in her countless conqpests. sat
Wielding her fan with fascinating
skill, she speaks with subtle eloquence.
The fan is a prude or a coquette accord
ing to the person who bears it. Every vo
emotion of the mind the fan interprets.
and it becomes the keynote to the ps- coi
culiar temperament of the user.--Cin
-innati Commercial Tribune. go
GENERAL KITCHENER'S STEP
General Kitchener's stepmother, being bal
interviewed by a representative of the vei
Liberte in the small town of Brittany
where she has been living for some time ion
showed that she is as discreet as the tet
General himself when discussing matters dra
of public importance. "Is there any ter
truth in the rumor concerning your step
son's return ?" asked the journalist. fat
"None whatever," said Mrs. Kitchener, cia
explaining that her latest news from Th
General Kitchener was a fortnight old chs
"Lord Kitchener is not the man to stop
short in the middle of his task, however of
difficult it may be. He will remain at rhi
his post to the end, provided that En- gol
gland does not remove him, which is un- in
likely, seeing that he has, more than
ever, the confidence of his Government." lo'
With regard to Mrs. Kitchener her- toi
self, a pretty picture is drawn of the ma
lady in her picturesque home, among for
her "roses and geraniums." "Lord pla
Kitchener's stepmother," we are told
"is a lady about sixty years old, very d
distinguished looking in her black dress tio
and with the classic type of face so fre- the
quent among elderly English ladies. Her exi
hair is white, her face long and thin, eta
and her accent in speaking French is sai
the traditional one of the English." But
at the end of what was evidently a pleas- wh
ant conversation, the French journalist bla
knew little more than at the beginning, on
except that Lord Kitchener's belle-mere the
has as much confidence in her eminent is
hean-fdls as his stanchest admirers. shs
THE MANAGEMENT OF THE
Hair oils of every kind and all pre
perations for the hair are unnecessary str
so long as the scalp is in a healthy con- ly
dition. Bsash the hair daily with a stiff cot
brush, and, if the hair has enough nat- it
ural oil to permit, wash it once in two ani
weeks with clear cold water. A littte cut
white castile soap may be used occasion- det
ally, but if it is mixed with ninety per it
cet alcohol it will be less injurious to rm
the head than when it is applied alone che
with water. yo
The falling out of the hair is caused tor
by fever or a severe derangement of the ye
heslth. It is checked by improvement yo0
Sh health rad by Wap Ioal ren- ple
edia As emlent b#for the usstp Be
Is made of two drachms of tincture of
cantharides, six drachms of rosemary
and eleven ounces of elderflower water.
Apply a little once or twice a day after
brushing the scalp briskly with a stiff
hair brush until it is in a glow. When
the hair is short it is an excellent plan
to dip the head in cold water night and
morning, and, after thoroughly drying
the hair, btush it quickly and well for
An excellent hair wash, when a hair
wash is needed, consists of seven ounces
of rosewater, one ounce of aromatic
spirits of ammonia, one and a half
drachms of tincture of cantharides and
half an ounce of glycerine. Shake and
mix the mixture well in a bottle, and
apply it to the scalp with an old tooth
brush.-New York Tribune,
HOW THE FALL WAISTS ARE
Separate waists of cashmere, alba
tross, vivella and Scotch and French
flannel will be worn this autumn. The
colors most used will be bright and dark
red, tan, the light, dark and French
blues, gray, pink, and dark and reseda
green. Buttons of steel, gilt and white
and smoked pearl will be used on the
new waists, which are made with plain
backs, long shoulder seams and stitched
or tucked fronts with long-waisted and
slightly bloused effects. The latest
sleeve is a bishop shape with a trifle
more fulness at the top than that of last
year. The wristbands are made large
enough to perni't the hands to slip
through." The "necktie finish" is now
seen on almost all waists, particularly
the more dressy ones.-Ladics' Homs
AT WHAT AGE IS WOMAN BEST?
That problem was recently discussed
by an artist, an author and a woman of
society. The artist urged that he dislik
ed to paint the portraits of wonien be
tween the ages of twenty-five and forty
years. Before twenty-five the face has
an expectancy which charms. It is look
ing forward with jealous freshness and
hope. and it is full of puzzling promises
At -forty the character is formed, and
the lines of the countenance are stronger
in the painter's study; but in interven
ing years the face has lost its expec
tancy and is liable to be indifferent.
The author liked to study women be
tween the ages of thirty and forty. They
had then the experience of Jhe world
and the joyousness of youth. In those
years they were brightest and most in
The society woman thought that it
was impossible to give general answers
to the question, as individual women
differ in regard to the most attractive
age. Some are most charming at forty
while others have passed their prime at
twenty. At thirty or upward the best
nature of a woman will show to every
advantage, but probably the balance of
opinion turns in favor of from eighteen
to twcnty-five.-Woman's Life.
"MISTRESS OF GAMES."
The days are long since past, says
London Lady,. when it was considered
ladylike to faint, and when feminine
weakness and lack of self-reliance were
supposed to enhance a woman's charms
Now our girls are athletes like their
brothers. In view of the overcrowding
in nearly every other profession at pres
ent open to women, the recent appoint
ment of Miss Edith Brown, a student
of the Physical Training College at
Southport, to fill the important position
of Mistress of Games and Gymnastics
in the public schools of Durban, is of
essential interest to all who concern
themselves with thce doings of women.
This young lady, who is only twenty
one years of age, is the daughter of
Mr. William Brown of Cantonbury
Park, London. She entered the South
port College in 1899, for a two years'
course, found the work most congenial
and studied with conspicuous success.
In addition to having qualified in the
scientific subjects of physiology, hygiene
sick-nursing, ambulance and medical
work, and gymnastics, rope climbing.
Sswimming and jumping, and silver and
Whether similar openings for women
will offer in other towns in the South
African colonies remains to be seen;
Miss Brown owes her appointment
(which by the way is worth $s,5oo a
year) to the fact that the authorities of
the Durban Public Schools having taken
up the subject of physical training in a
Spractical way, deputed one of their prin
Fcipals, Miss Moore Smith, to visit En
tgland in order to engage a competent
Mteacher. Miss Moore Smith's choice,
Safter careful inquiries and investigation,
has fallen as we have seen, and there is
I little doubt that it will prove a; very
satisfactory one to all concerned.
Shaded materials are coming into
- vogue again.
The latest tag ornaments are made of
coins or jewels in pear or round shapes.
A touch of scarlet introduced in hat or
gown trimmings is a Parisian fancy for
Genuine antique Persian brocade is
used for the fashionable little wrist
hbags, with clasps of carved oxidized sil
ver" set with coral.
The dominant note of Parisian fash
ions is the prodigal use of transparent
textiles trimmed with chiffon or net
draperies or lace of every known pat
tern, weave and tint.
The automobile cockade is the latest
fad in hat trimming and is seen to spe
cial advantage on shirt waist models.
The cockade consists of many loops of
chenille or narrow width ribbons.
The newest millinery ornaments are
of gun metal, studded with cut steel or
rhinestones. Cut jet combined with
gold will also be used for hat decoration
in the autumn.
The fine, sheer French organdie in
*lovely monochromes or in Marie An
toinette devices is decidedly one of the
marked favorites of fashion, and has
Sfor the :utumn season a prominent
I place among her chosen materials.
Batiste in lace effects and embroider
ed patterns figure largely in combina
tion with foulards, crepe de Chine, and
the new delicately colored and rather
expensive silk and wool buntings and
etamines, being used for fichus, guimpes
Ssailor collars. vests and undersleeves.
A charming boa is made of large
white chiffon poppies, with yellow or
black chenille centres. These are set
on white net so closely that they give
Sthe effect of a round ruche. Another
is composed wholly of roses in differenf
shades of pink and is bewitching over
a white organdie gown.
How to Manufacture a Shirt~.la*.
Take an old shirt, the louder the
r stripes the more attractive, gras, it firm
ly with the left hand just above the
Sconnection of the tail. or narrative, as
it is styled in more fashionable society
p and with one fell swoop of the sword.
cutlass or other edged implement of war
detail it. Or, you can saw it off, or soak
it in kerosene and burn it off, or let it
Srun with the cows and the calves will
:chew it off; but get it off. Then trade
your suspenders for safety pins or but
I tonholes, anchor the waist firmly te
Syour pants, step out on the street andm
tyou will be surprised how pnmch the peo.
phe don't'pay any attention to ymt.
p BEWort Star.
gmaslhUp on Atlanta Trolley Linwes
Wherein Eighteen are Hurt.
Cars Nos. 67 and 69 of the Atlanta
Railway -and Power Company. were
wrecked Sunday afternoon shortly be
fore 6 o'clock at the corner of Wash.
ington and Fair streets, as a result of
which eighteen persons were injured.
Of the eighteen, several are serious
ly injured, Motorman Gaddy sustain
ing a concussion of the brain. His con
dition at a late hour of the night was
precarious. Among the passengers on
the car were some of the best known
citizens of Atlanta.
A LION ROUND-UP.
Stand Hunt of the Mammoth Cats is
the Atsoesa MountalIs.
A big round-up of lions is now tak
lag place in the San Francisco moun
tains, about 150 miles north of Flag
staff. In that country the big cats
are to be found in larger numbers
than in any other locality in Arizona
and the party expects to bag several
hundred of them. At one time the
California lion was to be found in all
parts of Arizona, but large territorial
and county bounties have caused his
extermination in many places. Many
thousand dollars have been paid by
each county for lion scalps, and at
$20 per head hunters have found it
profitable business, some of them, in
times past, killing a score of lions in
a week's 4time, and a total of over
$10,000 has been paid in Arizona for
scalps in the past ten years. Hundreds
of lions though have been shot by
many who have not claimed the boun
ties, taking as their rewards the fact
that they have disposed of the cause
of the slaughter of the calves, colts,
While the lions have grown less
common in the southern part of the
territory, there has been no perceptible
decrease in their numbers in the wild
er northern regions. Sheepmen in the
an Francisco mountains have com
plained of late that the lions are kill
ing off all their lambs in such num
bers that their raids are proving ruin
ous to the sheep industry. John Mc
Carthy, territorial game warden, has
organized the hunting party and the
district where the lions abound will
be thoroughly gone over. The animals
will be driven into the center of a
circle where they can easily be killed.
The California lion is a small spe
cies of the panther family. He is about
the size of a Canadian lynx and pos
sessed of a similar nature. He is
cowardly and has never been known
to attack a man unless cornered, but
is capable of a fierce fight when driven
THE PLYING MACHINE.
Its LmAsttions sand Ala. Its PoeeIbil
We can already calculate approxi
mately the proportions, the strength
and weight, the supporting efficiency,
the speed. and the power required for
a projected flying machine, so as to
judge of the practicability of a design.
Indeed, the mathematics of the subject
have been so far evolved that engi
neering computations may eventually
displace vague speculation in the do
main of aerial navigation.
But after the problem has been
worked out to a mechanical success,
the commercial uses of aerial 'ppar
atus will be small. The limitations
of the balloon have already been men
tioned; such craft will be slow, frail,
and very costly. We are now suffi
ciently advanced in the design of fly
Ing machines to perceive some of their
limitations. They will be compara
tively small and cranky, require much
power, carry little extra weight and
depend for their effective speed on
each journey, whether they go against
the wind or with it, so that they can
not compete with existing modes of
transportation in cheapness or in car
rying capacity. It is true that high
speeds may be attained, and this may
serve in war, in exploration, perhaps
in mail transportation, and in sport;
but the loads will be very small, and
the expenses will be great
But flying machines will develop
new uses of their own; and as man
kind has always been benefited by
the introduction of new and faster
modes of transportation, we may hope
that successful aerial navigation will
spread civilization, knit the nations
closer together, make all regionb ac
cessible, and perhaps so equalize the
hazards of war as to abolish it alto
gether, thus bringing about the pre
dicted era of universal peace and good
A LEGEND OP THE ORIENT.
In Whies Is Dweetlb~d the Diseever ot
The discovery of coffee is thus told
in a legend of the Orient: Toward the
middle of the 15th century a poor Arab
was traveling in Abyssinla, and find
ing himself weak and weary from fa
tigue he stopped near a grove. Then,
being in want of fuel to cook his rice,
he cut down a tree, which happened
to be full of dead berries. His meal
being cooked and eaten, the traveles
discovered that the half-burned berries
were very fragrant. Collecting a num
ber of these and crushing them with
a stone, he found that their aroma had
inoreased to a great extent While
wondering at this he accidentally let
fall the substance into a can which
contained his scant supply of water.
Lo, what a miracle! The almost pu
trid liquid wuas instantly partled. He
broulht it to his lips; it was fresh,
agreeable and in a moment after the
traveler has so far recovered his
strength and energy as to be able to
resume his journey.
The lucky Arab gathered uas many
berries as he could, and, having ar
rived at Arden, in Arabia, he In
formed the mufti of his discovery.
This worthy divine was an Inveterat
opium smoker, who had been suffering
for years from the effects of that pots
onous drug. He tried an infusion o
the roasted berries and was so delight
ed at the recovery of his own rigos
that, in gratitude to the tree, he called
it cabuah, which in Arable signifies
DMes sd does it quLe,'Per
ower a s dyer two,
ISbaes l b remta ssn es
Sta~ile(~igapowed seTs. MIa,
Strike Sitastion Asumes Quite a Se
Tampa, Fla.--The labot situation is
one of intense excitement though no
new developments of a sensational
oharacter have been made. Over 100
striters who have been forced to
work on the streets, in pursuance of
the vagranoy orusade, asked to be al.
lowed to return to work in the facto
Mrs. Emma E. Felch, Treasurer Fond
du Lac, Wis., Social Economic Club, Tells
How She was Cured of Irregular and Pain
ful Menstruation by Lydia E. Pinkham's
#"DEAR MRS. PINKHAM:- I have used Lydia E. Pinkham's
Vegetable Compound for irregular and painful menstruation, and
was entirely cured after using two bottles. I can truly say it is a
boon to suffering women, and I would recommend all suffering from
the above troubles to try a few bottles and be cured. Very thank
fully yours, EMMA E. FELCH, Division St., Fond du Lac, Wis."
$5000 FORFEIT IF THE ABOVE LETTER IS NOT GENUINE.
When women are troubled with irregular, suppressed or painful
menstruation, weakness, leucorrhcea, displacement or ulceration of the
womb, that bearing-down feeling inflammation of the ovaries, backache,
bloating (or flatulence) general debility, indigestion, and nervous pros
tration, or are beset with such symptoms as dizziness, faintness, lassitude,
excitability, irritability, nervousness, sleeplessness, melancholy, "all
gone" and "want-to-be-left-alone" feelings, blues and hopelessness,
they should remember there is one tried and true remedy. Lydia E.
Pinkham's Vegetable Compound at once removes such troubles.
Refuse to buy any other medicine, for you need the best.
No other medicine for femae ills in the world has received
such widespread and unqualifled endorsement.
Mrs. Pinkham invites all sick women to write her for advice.
She has guided thousands to health. Address, Lynn, Mass.
Good for Bad Teeth
Not Bad for Good Teeth
Sosodont . . . a c.
Bozodont Tooth Powder * 25c
Lars Liqusgd and Powder - 75
All stores or by mail for the pdce. Sampl) for the postage. 3C.
EVERY MAN HIS OWN DOCTOR,.
BY J. HAMILTON AYERS. A. M., M. D.
This Is a most Valuable Book for the Heasehold, teoablng as it doos the
easily distinguished Symptoms of different Disees. the Causes and Means of
Preventing such Diseases, and the imtaplest remedes which will alleviate or
ours. Book of s Pages, Prefusely Illustrated.
This Book I writtn into plain everyday English. sad is free from tboe tao at
cal terms which reades most doctor books so valueless to the generality of read
ers. Ibhis Book is intended to be of Service in the family, and is so worded as
it be readlly understood by all.
* ONLY 60 CENTS POST.PAID.
The low price only being made possible by the mmens edition 'printed Not
only does th a Book contain so much lnfc rmatios Relative to Disease., bat very
properly gives a Complete Analysiset everything pertaining to Oourtship Mar.
rlags and the Production and Rearlng of Healthy Families; togetboher with Val
uable Receipts and Presorlptfone. Explanations of Botanical Practioe, Correct
Use of Ordinary Herbs. New dition, Revised and Enlarged with Complex
Index. With tbis Book in thehose there is no esease for net knowing what to
do In an emergency.
Don't wait until you bhave m IIns yor family before yos order, but sonad
at one for this valausbhlo volam ONLY 0 CE1NT POST-PAID. Bend postsal
notes or postage stm of aaydoaominasto not largesor tea m oate.
BOOK PUBLISHINO HOUS, 185a Leonard Street, N. Y.
T For More Thaa. Qarter e 0Cet
and 3.50 shoes for sI, oom t ad
these pri es. This exoen r.sn tN
been won b mert alone. W.tDoma
boe. hew0 to give bettertfoton than
other $3.00 an4 $3.60 shoes beosu his
reputation for the best 3.00 and U3.0
hoeas mut be matstaned. Tho swat re
ha always been so h tat the
wearer reelt more il for hai
alor than he olowhere.
w.. Dous Nlls mor$3.00 aads3.0
shoes than any other two manufacturers.
W. L Des gles 4.00 8it fEdg Lne
a set be "wlMled at ag pries,
s ts. fit. Aýega
-OA ' B ý '
ries. Zothing is known of the wbie.
aboats of the strike leaders who were
spirited away from the oity. Sinoe
Friday night's riot the Italians have
been in a sullen mood, but have at
tempted no further demonstration.
Gov. Allen of Porto Rico declared
that he had never had any connection
with the proposed hemp combine at
Manila. He said he had never taken
and had never been asked to take any
stook in the company.
m mmm mm tr m mMf st , • P
Authentlo Ilfe of McKinley, by CoL A. &
McClure, Oha. Enery Smith and Cauneoy
Depew, 500 pages, 100 Illustrations. Pctoe
01.50 and $2.00. Saed 10 oents stamps for
free outfit and terms.
817 W. Walnut Street, Louisvide, Ky.
Iwogallon aeisters ........ 1 500
150 galon eaistera .......1.. 50
3100 gallon elter ......... .00
Cypress seal and doorn very heap
Wlre mse s and dooers ceap.
H. F. LEWIS CO., Limited.
Is1 BAUOMNI sT.,] NW ORILANI, LA
Seed for Catalogue. Write for prtes
.R DOAL T MLS
$900 TO $1o00 A YEAR.
We .arc ailear t Mn sad Woea s
>h ýýba Uprmatet e Loca Maaagalr
_, -r t aus.o a ear sd al. p,.a.
waseto d srltaeade abiliNty We al
SNeam cammswa r dlrsrpag uint1 t1ta
.t paesd rrea. Adesatst.Dp 5.
MEMORIAL LIFE OF McKINLEY
TAET A ST"TYO ( Soekk.ewtag
AIfmIP yaai~tlld toes-s, 1
hiCERTAI WAk cuRnf.,
TELL TUE AS flTIm ,SAWv s. ...m.