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URTAJf, TFJCA3 PORTRAITS ON LEATHER, . . . - KTraiarthM Bia Tbi lunlff Nsw Raartea a AM .... r- i A lew mouths ago Mia Christiana Hets arrived in Milwaukee from Mun ich. nd Intiodured In the cream city a iiwlci cf decorative work which ha-t hitbcrt been practically unknown there Vi Hots I an artist from iho crown of her head to the soles 0f her fee:, aa all-around artist, loo, knowln: how to paint beautiful modern thingt in ail and water color tt well to re piodue In many fabrics the rare and costly relics of early German art worU. She M as skillful with her li-elle an t.n oer crtwn. aa clever with the sharp tools of the wood, arver ontflt a thr it with the little knives and T'eer instruments with wh.ch ah ruts l-ather Into Intricate pstfrtis. but nios; of all does she do wonderful pvro-I gra;.hu work on wood and leather, na Ing. In a marvelous may, the red-hot poln; of a little Iroa needle to bring out llRht and (hade. So fur MUs Heti ha not put much of hrr ork on exhibition, although fhe had aeveral water colors li'irs at the exposition art gallery and a few pie. ea of burnt wood and leather aurk hav been ahown la art atorea. 'nit many hav had priva.e Inspection of htr work. Notable among the pieces whi r. h ha la head of Rembrandt done ia wood aud framed la a flat wooden frame, the picture and tV deccratioa of ta frame being done with the red-hot B"dl. the whole bn In ft dell.i aaad.-a of brown Ilk an t-hiag by the master himself. .g. oihrr larger piece of work It a wooden heat covered with pyrographic orna mentation, w ith the top of leather slml-Li.-!y treated. Combining the llluml-awl-.-.! and pyrograrhlf wcrk. Mia Heti bat inade aotne beautiful cushion cov-rr- chair backs and tmaller plecet. the brilliant gilding and bright color nowing- effectively on the il.h brown !.i.'k ground of the decorated leather. This particular form of work la having great run In New York and Miss He! has received a number of commission Th eld Swedish work on wood and etber consist of geometrical design la folnt combined with acroll work In pyrograrur. The effect aeema atifT at tiret. but growa upon the c and pleases by Ita almpllcity of color and foim. The cut leather work consists or tt'Kxi pattern la dark leat5.fr. anj U especially auited for book bindings, chair backs and cushions. The work I Imitated by machinery to a consldcr b! extent In then degenerate davt but tbre la not the grace nor beauty in th machine work that la found In the labor by hand. Miss Heu received her training la all the branches of decorative art work In lb Munich schawls and ah haa ttudied In the gal lerlea and museums abroad, many of her pattern being exact copies of rare old article la th national museum at Munich and th Germanic museum In Nuremberg. Antique French tapes triea also furnish her with suggestions, while many of her pattern are orlgl- nal. FLOATERS. ,f There are In Wale about 910.2SS Velh peaker, and about ;3,000 out I'M th principality. Govern able to cycle will aoon In demand In PsrU. such la the rage for cycllag among girls. Calceolarias, fuchsias, musk, creep ing Jenny and tall naaturtluma do best In shady wladow box. An antarctic iceberg haa been teen that was twenty mile wide, rarty mile in length sad 400 fet in httcht , Kcr th flrtt Urn la bUtory cran berry pickings on Cap Cod had to b suspended 't ck became of a anow s.'nrm. In th fainotta cellars of the Hotel de Villa, at Bremen, there are a dotea cae of holy wine, which bas been pre served for 2i0 yeara. Christmas trees by th hundreds ar being marked for harvest la Maine, la a few week the crop will be started toward New York and other big cities, Th first toull Insect ever found la the southern foal field of Penn vlvanla, according to Natr".lit W. Victor La man. of Tremont, Pa., was sent by him to th Smithsonian lnilltntloa Ut week. FASHION NOTES. The latest sleeve Is molded t th arm from the wrlat to tw Inches abov tb e.bow. and the puff at the top Is full, short and drooping. Uun.ian collsrs with broad rerers and high Medici collars, or fur, with narrow caps. are more fashionable thun boa for those wh can afford the liuury of such a tria. One of the useful makeshifts of fash ion Is a wide rollar and revers of satin, embroidered all over with Jet and steel or pold and Jet, which can le worn with any eveUng dreus. leather for dress walnts Is sowtMng i nlnuc in th,. winter fashion. It is tan la Uor, thin enough lo be pllabln, sod la decorated with applique lac at if It vcie rutin or velvet. i-iai k tatln ribbon, four or five Inches wide and rlnboratcly Jetted. Is used for trliiimlr.g silk and velvet rapca. It is sewn lengtbwle nt "ntervsisall around, and the upper ends fold orr in loops and ar gathered la to partially form the rufhe. Neckle made of a band of fur four r;- five inrbs wide, finlnhej n front s.U'4 lit tie ba.J aal at th back wita n big- tow of velvet, ar among th uov eltie' In neck tvzlice,rt. white others have 1p rjuJj of velvet tab with u ci rotettes tl th sides. FACTS CONCERNING THE KUR I DEROUS HARI-KARI MEN. Satrlaas RrganUd a lleraa. rsrtklar ly if Ik VM-tlm It ItiMMkawallaa eiraaxa aad BraiaJt U Wakh Tt la I ki auatry. HK latest outrage of which the Jap anet are accuiteil la the murder of the Korean queen and the Jjpanene government baa ar retted many of thore tuiie-ted of being roucerned In her ataaiwluatton. The toshl are a con- . ... ...unr i iron iiio to me Japanese Bl.nl ..... . . . government, and every newtpaper read er who peruea the foreign new with Intelligence must have noticed that on occalona of great political excitement 'n the mikado's emelre fha .M sr. reported aa creating grave alarm. In Japan the aothl occupy a tome hat almilar poaltion to that held by the Cerman uulvertlty atudenta In the Katfcerlaud. aav that they are more turbulent, more Important and more numerout than the Teutonic repre aentatlve of the tame class, and there l a greater admixture of political agi tator In the aothl than there 1 in the German atudent. The modern so. hi It the outcome of that extraordinary and rapid changt of heart that cam ver ASOSIIIOFTOD.VY. Japan so ahort a time hirt tnm oi the aew grttetn ha not yep becotae well grafted noon th old order of things. The word Itself, soshl. It derived from wo ininese rnaracters no, a strong and able-bodied man, and tbl. a scholar or sage. At first the term waa applied only to student of the different schools and universities, and the tot, hi waa only a young atudent of any ag be tween 14 and 30. Many of them entered the police rorce. ror Japan maintains a military police, and her the former warrior found restored to him the sword which a recent edict had forbidden hfm to wear aa a customary part of file at tire. The fact that ao many of the Samurai families found In the police department a field for their Ulcn's -lain lb secret ? the extraordinary deference shown by the shopk.-epers and lower classes to the policeman of his district. Others entered the government serv ice a clerks In varlo they were a highly erf still there Is not rooi ment service for all t of tbe Samurai, and In tbe hearts of many tifylng fart that tac eaiste privilege whlel, their souls. And then dread so much aa the bit of falling into Intlgnifl. vlon. humiliation .ce and obll- The recent attack i ?on U Hnag Chang, the Chinese envoys wa the work of a fanatic aoshl, and the rest of the Japanese felt this atain upon their na tional honor keenly. The toahl never lack for courage, and It Is a notable circumstance in connec tion with these assassination and at tempted murders that tb soshl himself 1 J pition to Tin: himtokation-. lmmedlutcly after nearly always rn desvort to commit sulcld and to per form that ghustly act called hari-kari, or moro euphoniously, "happy dis patch." Strange to say, among the Japanese the man who dlsembow Is him self Is generally regarded as a lro. without very exact reference to th acta that may have preceded bis sui cide. Tb "Happy dispatch" Is regnrded it an honorable death, and In some sort of mysterious way. Inexplicable to a foreigner brought up under a differ eot code, to redeem the performer's past. In days of old the Samurai, from which class most of the soshl are do aceadaala, wor two swords, and dvim mu A- if ' U i' J I Ita owner than wf or chllJ wis th cherished weapon. To It th Samurai accorded a lino tb sent treatment at 'o a sentient being, and th greatest blow ever aimed at this class was th Jlct which deprived them of th time honored and cherished privilege of wearing two sword. The soshl of to lay can ear sword openly, but they nearly always carrr tvori c.n hlch in their hands la a formidable weapon. ME PREDICTS EVIL. r.l.a flav Kr, (tt t mpkn WUlCraabl I Naucht. During the P.lxt Blinimer Ihera waa In Richmond, Ind.. a clalrvovsnt and trance medium that possessed remark- uie powers. H'.s name was dleb Clay, and he wa visited bv hundred of pope. who were astonished at what he would do In a spiritualistic way. He Is now In Toledo. Ohio. A letter re ceived from him contains some Inter esting predictions regarding the future. lie says: I predict great happenings. There are tnings to cause it. The star of llethlehero It due to annetr this vear Last time It appeared was In 1172. II- fore that It Appeared in 1284. 45. - and 325. It waa a atar of such bril liancy aa to light ud the heaven and that It did appear I an incontestible at-cnomUal f-e. During the past year unusual dUtarbunces tn th heavenly bodies hav been observed by dentists, as If they wer effected by the fore of another body not regularly ctlng upon thotiL Tbecoldness of last winter was caused bv the Influence of th planet; storms of great destructive nesa hav occurred, and we hav bad unprecedented weather. The variable tar Algoe ha undergone great change of late. Some huge, dark body has blotted It off th heavens several times. The moon of Mars, so long visible to atrong telescopes, have disappeared. No sweh rapid disappearance of anow a ever before noticed, either oa the earth or Murt. Jupiter's moons ar uow more ortlllant than ever before known. Venus, when not shrouded bv unusual showers of meteors, I uunsu "y bright, attracting remark from all tar-gaters. All of these things show th approach of something uuusual la th heavens. "A to what then happening will be -here Is tbe prediction of Hansen, who. In 162S. predicted the great fire In Lon Ion. the great plague of 1H6. the French revolution, the rise and fall of Napoleon, the Franco-I'russlan war. our owa war. and the late Japanese Chinese war. all of which I can prove, having In my possession a copy of the prediction published 0 Chicago, from the ancient manuscript, ia lsl. 1J ays: Intense fury gathers In the secon l year of the fourth decade of this cen- tury tlS(X). Dire calamity clouds the great western empire and Vara of ire. Seas amt mountains shall sink and new land shall appear. Wnra shall be extinguished by great terror. and armies shall meet with pestllencw and famine, and the great empire shall I not rise again, but shall thenceforth b aa strange people, living with Jealou.y and enmity. " rerlfi4 Ma laaait. Great excltenient exists over the dis covery of a petrified man In Harrbn Klgans1 field, near Savatmah. Iowa. It Id nnist nw .! ll.li 1.. -a I . .... I Is now on exhibition at that village. It is perreci, even to the hair and mus tache, lie was evidently murdered, for Ms hands are tied crosswise at the wrist by a leather strap, which, la also petrified, and there is a nolo n the fore htiad as if he had been shot. It also looks as if he had been disemboweled by a skillful hand and then sewed t. He Waaletl la Hay tha MMarav. K. A. Riley, a well-known New York lock broker, went with his wife to e the Atlanta exposition. He sud denly developed a desire to nlnlster to the spli Muni welfare of the dcnliens of the Midway nnd began preaching re ligion to the. rouchoe-voucliee girl. Then ho wired his New York bankers for a lot of money, announcing thru ho was going to buy tho Midway. Ho wa placed In chsrge of iho physiciur.s. Her t'aras Mat I'alal. R.uhe Oarstaclo of Hackensack. N. J., thrust a knife Into ti e left Jugular vein of Joseph (ilucarlo In h-r hou. He died two hours afl.rv.urd. and she lipped away and escaped. She unci t0 live with the man as hit wife. Too woman i ibscribed as meeting cano ftt the door with a smile and In vited him inside. Whin lie stepped In side she threw her arm nroimd his neck and while giving him a rpres, plunged th knife into her victim's neck.. M. Ijimoreux, the concert director. Is going to build a theater In Paila on the plana of Wagner's Ilavrenth the, ter. It will be finished In 1S9I. when th first performance will b o( tha Mbelungea triogy. (B V A WOMEN OF COLORADO. THY HAVE MADE A SUCCESS 4ssfV ' " m' , Mms' riee aa Trl by Ja7I Tuiloilag 4 Nut raa. Waaltag - real Thy II Kallaaal ln! is rerf.H-n fnr rk.lr Set. S politi.iani the representative wo men of Colorado are upright, threwd aud capable. They ar asking nothing because of tlietr sex. aud. coaipttr' lively, tho women who ar ready to barter their rights .: ' are tn tJi mliHirxy. u is not tne "new or rma n. women who are working to aurlfy p.'Us les in Tlors.lo; It It the women who have, through har.lthlp Bit J trtaht. done their full share In building up the centennial st.it. These women feel that they htr a luty to perform in demonstrating to the entire nation that suffrage wl l be of value to them by being earnest, con servative, yet courageous. The venal vot cut but a small figure among the women of Colorado. The ballot Is a dearly boui privilege, not lightly to be bartered aw a. r Th ballot does aot purify wtmiir. tart ah realm- Ita value tn.- f nl y. tharr giait. who tua nvr been required tO sHt with folded h ind and see its debasement. At the polls in vmber last, which MR. FRANCK-t HOCK. wa the first election aft.r the enfran : lment of the on.en of Colora.lo, t) &r cent of the votes cast sere by wo men, and It was largely due to their ef fort that there were so manj men. ?U hJ "4"'1 fro:n ,h for years, working hand In hand with them. It Is Idle to say ttat tho rela tions between men and women ar in lie least affected by women's minglin, 1 in in ccnt.'sts of political life. K true man fall In rblra rou fueling to ward the woman who is simply tola; her duty. It Is only tbe men who fcave onclean record and who fear the veto of virtue upon degrading practices who fall In chivalrous respect. The scene at the p!l lit Colorado on electing, day l a ple isant or Yiig women go with their fit arV ywing aiea ar ofte, . with an g.d grand mother, while sometl:nes ati tntlre fa.a lly aa ikri a pleasant party, ao tbey nil their turn the pb asur.t cotirtaslea f the day are exchanged ley friends and neighbor. Among the newly enfran chised of last November was a white haired woman who came, .companlcnl by her friends, to ca.it Ui? first ballot She waa enthusiastic over Iter privlleva and said she had never expected to ifv t se the day when h might vote. After csrefullv depositing her ballot. h told th bystanden. that she was born In 1SU3. Ut yr t ,harp. t solltl.al battle that Colo.wlo has known ,or JtAT ,M fouut. X women moved iron poi ing pure to polling pUee meeting with no disrespect. Prompt and untiring in the first cam palgn of women in Cuiorada was Mm. Anna D. Clemmer, who la now dairy commlnsloner of the usite. No woman tn Colorado bas had a mora varied po litical experlent- Always a lady, she has never forgotter her womanhood at 1 ways a republican, sh baa never for gotten her patriotism, and has won the respect and aJnuratlog of a'.t claases. (I ''iJ,i'-...J. W. - J- '' " 4. it, I, w i II n 3. ANNA CLEMMER. Feeling the greut need of her suife, gnd appreciating that a woman could ven ture to sow seed where a man would not be tolersted by the popullat element, th bravely went Into the mining ramps of Iloulder county, and did the work that waa Impossible to man. Mra. France 3. Klock, Clara Cres Ingham and Mrs. Carrl C. Holly en Joy tb distinction of being the first wo men who reprennted Colorado in th general assembly and th fl-at trsmss ver ducted to tbe lcgU'atur In th UulteJ Stales. Tbey were tha first wo- : -Nr. . . . . JT iv it v v- v, m y .. ' X. It fr I .4h JVttitfd But dtj not nk tva'ku womanly or tt -tita dluitrous result np on th stst. A " legl: 'atre.se' hey ccnJ'iited tmraseives itn dignity. UiaklRg tttw vt of t Mr dlffleU mi. ttoh. dooMy dIClcull ttir.wgli it ape I.Md minority. To lr. I lolly, representative fi iri Pueblo. I do the iu-s.i-e of the Ja changing t!e age of ronwnt from f 10 21 ai. She handled this bill with delicacy and aklll. vet It was -nlled meaa i, e of sentiment" su.l she teas ha. ras.M-d In assembly hall, and In Che se cure seclusion of the committee-room ma i vilified her in a dastardly manner. The entire effort of many men who were the lawmakers of Colorado was to make of tbi bill a niejjurc of offcnn rarher U.n defense The republican platform dcniinded that the age of consent h clnvnged. but in spite or this fa. f, amounting to a pledge, Mrs Holly wa obliged fo fight her battl In the face cf tiltter piNKttion. proUng herself no mean antagonist. Sli is a resident of Pueblo. t'.iir.i.le't sccoud city, wher she ha luted fir msny years. She in. tereated hers-Hf In tbe suffrage move ment, and whn elected as represetitj- tive proe. equal to hcrdltllcnlt duties. Mrs Mock of Arapahoe county, Intro, diiced aud centered her liiti reet In a bill which would provide an Industrial horn for Incorrigible girl. Sho worked un tiringly for the success of this mea ure. and the home was established, but no appropriation followed, and at the lVM uf the legislature. Mrs. Klo re & i ... i i. ' usrseii into a mtmruilte oa ways and mean. Th result wis that'mtney waa raised to furnish and opea auch a home. To-day this refuge bas thirty six Inmates and U In th hsnds of a committee who will not tlr in the good work. Such are some of the resn'ts of "leg Ulatres." During the session thes women were always to be found In their places, prompt and ready, but not sg gresnlve. They appreciated the fact that It cost Colorado something like 1 1 a minute while the hum was in ses sion, and It I not on the record that th sergeant-t arms was obliged to send to hotel lohhy or ilubroom to Ifj, thetn into th hoii toc their votw.'- ; These first women las maker, did not fly Into any freniy. or mistake abuse for rfgiinieat. "sharpening their tngj ith Mtterr.ess and ' vctiom." Tbla was left for bn n of I5i.il as- ser.ilily, an I on J.muary t. when Nth I house met In Joint ss-ssion to ballot up on I'nlte.l States senator, an unpree denlel scene was wttnesseiL Resold tlon had bevn presented that body by the V. C. T .C. and the Kqual Suffrage Association which gave nffens to the tuve memtiers. an.l they tn. In their manly dignity. alng that said resolu tion were "an Insult to republican." Just why It ahould lie au lnutt to re- puoii.anism for women to ask lo It represented by moral an.l upright men 11. 1 not transpire. ; A aite-bdire. alatcMBian. tjfeo haa lit ( v I'l'' , - fetVa. MRS. CARRIK liiMXT. helpe. to make Colorado lawt sine the territorial days. mUtaklnxUbu for argument. In (econdlng th nomina tion of E. O. Wolcott turned his speech Into a tirade of nbu.e of women. He apoke of the "hatchet-fs-ed Individuals who presented the resolution, and warned women If they ever attempted anything of the kind again "they would receive inch a reprimand a they would remember." This eoward y assault on women was applauded to the echo. A great-minded senator from Pueblo wa of tbe opinion that th white-haired veteran hou!d recelvw a vol of thanks for hi courage In rebuking the women. Ia It not tlm tiut women ahould go Into th legislature In numbers strong enough to rebuk sach men? Most rnM s)pt aa ttarlh. The most crowded spot on th earth' urface It thai portion of the city of Valletta, lsiaud or Malta, known as the "Mnnderngntli)." In the whole of Val letta the proportion Is 7.".,imm) human beings- to th square mile, but Iti the MnmlcraKnM there I one locality in whirl there are 2 571 persons living on plot of ground lesa than two acres nnil a half In extent. This would give no less than e.ltl.OOl persons to Ihe 3-:wre mil.-, or 1.C17.H to the acre. In Liverpool '.he tnont crowded city In lirltnln, the mo: t densely populated por tions have only llfl t lo th acre. Ner York World. the rrearh Isnrprr. Napoleon HI had the remarkable et perlenc of bis first brilliant iti. ccss ! c. 2. J8.-.1. He was mad emperor on Dec. 2. Ii5i. He oiH?ned th Frunco- Ucrnian war, at Saarbui k. Aug. , ih;o, and surrendered his arMd to William of Prussia Kept. 2. lS7n. Ksa Itr Taklna Nlle. From th Kansas City Packer: Ft Louis Is wsklng up. An eighteen story building will toon be erected $22 000 Ooo will be spent In Improving th busi ne district .it of Mala atriet. and Colonel Abe, Slupsky I, going to . married. '1 k i -J A nttll lt'fOl i t'fi TfTTirl l''1 AIM' 11 Vail LAUCHINO CAS FOR OUR READERS. Vesaas't , w rrnasi I ivsata tatvtf Waier-tlghl K I wrtisaj A Iavala4 koa-lalaa-l 11 KY tell u,e, Ml4 ttiat yjti'rq th girl L That broke all th hearts in Paris; That mao auch a singular so cial swirl And yet tmind none to mar ry. -4 - J The Knight; th Itaioa, y Urd. tha Dake. Were none of them to your liking Tau gave them all rebuff, rebuke. While dancing, driving, biking. Hell, naught care I for your triumph galore. Your dower, or power, or pelf. I'm simply a clerk In a dry goods , Aud I offer you. Mia, myswlf. Tom Hall In Truth. Prima Donna-Tal Is your pwpo. darling. Will ). not kis him? Parling - Not utiles ou'r stir ho going to be it for good. Truth. A Ieia4e' Soa-la- 4'imnt do Vermicelli, an It, Italian nob1 man now In New York. I engaged in lie married to Mis Maud Snobberly of Fifth avenue. One of the guests at a recent social gathering at the Snobberly manslm aske.l oil Mr. Snobberly it.be used tr be a servant glrh. how she liked her prospective sen In law. She replied -Me and Mr. Snobberly are both tlckl to death with Count de Vermicelli, and the way ho Is stuck on Maud Is a sin. You can bsve no Idea of how th Count dotea on that gat Everything la th world that b Imagine she want he makes u buy for her." Walor-Tlsal aaaartaaat. When Mr. Ibwile landed In New Tort: from a Llverpoc! st.-amcr the other dsy, he gave every appearand of having hail a long and severs tussle with the flowing bowl. A friend wss on tha dock to meet him. and when he per ceived his condition he tsld: "Are there water-tight iompartmiiU la your ship, iloot'er "lletchw life. Chuck full . Of ) I bad J i inoiignt so. And you dl'ta t your Tdno. Whyr "You don't look as though a drojf water got into yon during th nlr voyage." OhatiUf. Ethel bat Maile-SO lord, eh married bee Dalsle Yes. but he under false pretenses. married her "How sor "He Imitated the consumptive couth right up to the marriage ceremony, ami then dropped It, tbe brute!" New York World. Kaeaaraglao 1 Passenger (to coschmsn. who I. del.. Ing at a break-neck ped-Ston? Hold on. What in thunder la the matter with your W will have a inu.a-up if you iuii j uu us mist Driver Never mind, sir! I'm tired o" llf; disappointed In love - this is tha lt chapter of my lift's novel. Hit Uet us there' Puck. A Waasatk's "Why don't you take your music le. sons of Mr. L.?" "I don't think he knows anything about rouslcr "He doesn't, but just think what lovely muttach he hs."-Truth.. A Hlassmts H-D!d you se that "Malden'i iledltatlonr' painting. n ,Th" ,tlr,', fap wa 0"1X. H- hy. I thought from th name it Waa th plctur of a man.-Llfe, H Uwa4 r,.raolr. Notorloua Spendthrift (to waiter at a retaurant)-How much do 1 owT Walter-Ttafi mora than I can tel!. ' .4 .il y teate4 sweat. i T 1 1 i;l I " 4 r- 14' a I 3