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C 0 U KIBKo - ENTERED AT THE TOST OFFICE IN SAVANNAH, TENN., AS SECOND CLASS MATTER. VOL. XVII.-NO. 2. SAVANNAH, HARDIN COUNTY, TENNESSEE, FRIDAY, JANUARY 11, 1001. $100 A YEAR. THE SHUT DOOR. Lord, I have Rhut my door Shut out Ufa's busy cares and fretting noise: Here In tills silence they Intrude no more. Speak Thou, and heavenly Joys Bhall nil my heart with music- sweet and calm A holy psalm. Yej, I have shut my door Even on all the beauty of Thine earth To Its blue celling from Its emerald foor, Filled with spring's bloom and mirth; From these Thy words I turn, Thyself I seek, To Thee I speak. And I hnve shut my door On earthly passion all Its yearning love. Its tender friendships, all the priceless store Of human tics. Above All these my heart aspires, O Heart divine! Stoop Thou to mine. Lord, I have shut my doort Come Thou and visit me: I am alone! Come, as when doors were shut Thou cam'st of yore And vlsltedst Thine own, My Lord! I kneel with reverent lovt and fear; For Thou art here. Mary E. Atkinson, In Boston Watch man. (Copyright, 1900, th. Author.' Sjndtoati.) MOTHER TUBBS and I wre the only passengers in the heavy, old stage coach as it slowly crept up the steep and rocky ascent of Golden pass. It was a raw cold November day or we would have ridden outside with Shorty, the t.river, but as there was a fine, chilling mist in the air, we were glad to wrap ourselves up well on the back seat of the inside tf the coach. Mother Tubbs was already in the coach when I entered it at '.Silver Gap enmp. She greeted me qu,ite as if I were bl. old friend, although I had never seen her until that mpment. She' was a large, motherly, comfor table looking woman of about 63 years, and she was loquacious' to the last degree. "My man he says that my tomgue li lfose at both ends," she said, merrlly, soon after I had seated myself iby her t py her fhKthat le biack side in the coach. I had though she might prefer to have the biack seat to herself, and I was about Vf take the front sent when she said: "You'd better set here by me, for it's more comfortable riding forwards than backwards, and then there ain't but just this one robe in the singe, and we can both use it if you set here. Much as I've trailed 'round in stage coaches in the last 25 years, it makes me dead sick to ride backwards." "Have you lived here in the Rockies 25 years?" "Indeed, I have, my son. And I ain't ever been out o sight of 'em in all that time, either. Oh, I'm an old-tlm-er, I am. My land! the booms I've lived through, and the camps I've seen go up and down in that time! I went all through the Leadville boom, and the Gunnison county bcoms, and here I am on my way to another one over here in Poverty gulcn, where I reckon you are bound for. Some o' the boys they say a boom wouldn't be wuth anything if Mother Tubbs wa'nt in it. That's what they call me Mother Tubbs. And land knows I hove molhered enough of 'em to have earned the title. We had ridden about ten miles, and Mother Tubbs tongue hnd run Inc santiy in a very entertaining wa Presently we rode down into a narro gulch, where five or six log cabin with sunken roofs and fallen doors i dlcated the existence of a little m Ing camp in days long past. Moth Tubbs glanced out of the window i the door of the coach, and said, w a little sigh: "Denr me! Here's all there is le of old Camp Fancy, and when the cabins woe built it was thought would be the biggest minin' camp in the country. That's what the miners think about ev'ry new minin' camp. There was ns mnny as a thousand miners in this gulch one summer, and there were tents and cabins all up and down the gulch. Then the min'ral veins all petered out. You see that J cabin up by that big bowlder?" "Yes; I see it." "Well, I kep' a lodgin' house there 20 years ago, and sometimes I kep' 30 people over night in the three little rooms that cabin hnd. I never think of them days without coIIin' to min something that happened one nigl along the first o' the boom, wh there wa'n't a great many folks in t gulch yet. I'll tell you about it if j sny so." "O please do." "Well, it wasone real cold and stormy day in November when the stage comp. along and dropped a single passeng at my house, and I'd never had sue B possenger dropped there befor She was a yaller-flaired, blue-eyed, i nocent lookin' young thing of abo 10, whose pa and ma had no bizness t let her be trav'lin' round alone, eve if 6he was on her way to marry t fellow she was engaged to. But was like this: The girl was inclin to be weak-lunged, and the docto in her home bnck east hnd said th the thing for her to do was to git or to the mountains as soon as she c Well, it so happened that she wa gnged to be morried to a young who had come from her home out to seek his fortune. He baa got minin' fever, and had come to gulch, tblnkin' 'here was to be a boom here. He had a little money, when the girl writ him what the d tors hnd suld about her, he sent w for her to come right out here, they would be married. He was. o' hope about the future, and h they'd git along all right. We got here a day or two aheadj no he wa'n't here to meetf pOTHER TUBBS By J. L. Harbour. S i was bnck on the hills proKpectln, M I just mothered her, and told her to make herself right at homo there at my house, and they could be married there if they had a mind to when her beau showed up. She was such an in nerccnt lamb that I took right to hr, and she was head over heels in lu with this fellow. She showed me his photergraft before she hnd been three hours in the house, and I reconized It as the face of a young chap who had stayed a day or two at my house a few weeks before. His name was Harvey Brlggs. "Well, the girl was all played out after bein' on the stage all dny, and I hustled her off to bed right after sup per. The night had set in awful stormy and bad, and I was settin' by a roarin' fire hemmln' some tablecloth 'long about ten o'clock and thinking that I hoped no one was out ir that storm when all of a sudden my door opened and in dashed a tall, slim young feller without any hat or overcoat and look in' skeered out of a year's growth. " 'O Mother Tubbs!' he says, with Ms voice all of a tremble and his eyes stick in' out of his head with fright. 'They are after me! What shall I do?' " 'Who's after you, son?' says I. 'And what are they after you for?' " 'The men up in the gulch,' he says. 'They say I have jumped a claim, but if I have I didn't know it! I thought it was an old claim that some one had abandoned. But they can't be made to think so unless you can make 'em think it. What shall I do?' "Well, I recognized him in a minnit as Harvey Briggs and I held up my hand for silence, fearing the girl in the other room would hear him, but the was too worn out and slept too soundly to be easily 'wakened. I told the boy he wa'n't over 22 to set down, nnd he kep' beggin me to hide him, and I was about to send him to the loft over head when the door swung open and in come about as many men as could crowd into the room, and the young feller give a yell nnd run into a corner like a skeered rabbit. Well, I just jumped right in front of him, and I held up my hand and I says, says I: " 'Stand back, boys; stand back! There ain't one of you that wants to lay hands on a woman, and you'll hare it to do if you try to pull him out. Stand back, I tell you!' "I knew more than half of 'em, nnd, I tell you, they stood back. It'd been mighty rash for one of 'em to of laid hands on Mother Tubbs, for there were Tboys there that would have fit to the e of them boys was r o the gang. He and hear what say.' r, says I: There's er room who has to marry this ou take his life she is just that don t want her o, nor you don't on your hands. t mean to jump if he did he is boy, and it ain't I don't believe rong, and I tell u don't take him death. I'll shoot rifle on the wall tobed it and held ubbs!' says Bill he door of the led and the girl long, loose, blue eller hair hangin' young feller d she was in his , in a minnit or uen here for?' 'hey have come U have the cere- now. Come, ht off.' that had just ' with me, and oy the noise and room. Jle come Ind o' objected ue wrapper, but dn't look purtier tin and that It the mn nway when they had So she give in, and if Bill one to shake ootn, and he w around and big fruit enke .', and we had a fellow turned pcrous man four lovely week. But rst and only turned into a rea, Ifavorite form llo Faith was For weeks ng down or, .strains of pi, r.rch, to urn. deaOior me, j i rj MothcJ cn ayy H boj h her J farl blod I waul f ThisV that A I ayo A thil Fv youi out J firsr 4 y bsT. I r am r r a. 1 J m r f f Tl A 5 t BV V h fx 1 0 i r HAD A PRACTICED EAR. fteambont Engineer Averted a Cat strophe by III Bene ol Hearing. "I ee that the big liner St. Paul lost one of her propellers through the shaft snapping off during her last trip across," said a former sea captain, now in busniess here, relates the New Orleans Times-Democrat. "The strain put on a propeller shaft In any large vessel is something frightful, and it has to have extraordinary strength to withstand it. The worst part of It is when the stern lifts out of water during a pitch. Then the propeller blades have nothing to play against except air, and, naturally, they begin to race. While they are whizzing around at top speed they souse into the water again, and you can imag ine the shock! It makes the whole ship tremble like a scared horse. H there is the slightest flaw in the shaft it is apt to snap off like a piece of glass, I remember, before I quit the sea," continued the ex-enptoin, " was once first officer on a fine cargo tramp from Liverpool. Our chief en gineer was an old Welshman named Dawes. He was a rough old fellow with mighty little of what you mighl call education but if there ever was a natural-born genius he was the man. Engineering seemed to be a kind of an instinct with him, and when there was any trouble with the machinery he could put his finger on the exact spot, where another man might be pottering around for a day. "At the time I have In mind we had cleared from our home port with a mixed cargo for Rio and on the sec ond dny out old Dawes all of a sud den stopped the engines. It was my watch and I went below to find out what was up. There's something wrong with that propeller shaft,' he said, nnd he took a lantern and start ed to go over it, inch by inch. In side of an hour he found two holef that hnd been bored in it ubout mid way down, where the strain wai greatest, and nicely filled- up witr. soap nnd plumbago. It was evidentlj the work of an assistant engineer whe had a row and quit at Liverpool. An; big shock would have been certain to break the shaft in two, but, ni Providence willed it, we hnd smooth weather up to that time. Dawes riv eted a steel collar around the weal spot nnd we made Rio without ac cident, under nbout three-fourthi speed. I often asked him afterwarc how he came to suspect anything wa wrong, and all he could tell me wai that the shaft 'sounded rotten.' suppose there wns some false note lr the vibration; either that or it wai the biggest piece of luck on record.' COULD NOT BUY THIS GOD. A Hindoo Divinity Saved from th Molinmmedana la Held Above Price. It is part of the Mohammedan creed to smash the noses of all idols they may come across. When they invaded In dia they defaced iu this way every Hin doo god. A figure of Vishnu, cut in green jude was buried in the bed of the Ganges during this invasion nnd is now preserved in a temple in Benares. It is the only perfect ininge left of all the old idols, nnd its sanctity is such thut the priests of Allahabad have of fered for it its weight in gold, together with two mngniflcent rubies, formerly the eyes of Buddha. But they cannot buy it, says a London exchange. An enterprising Australian million aire named Leonard took n trip to Pern recently. He saw great flocks of the nlpaca wandering on the Andes. Being a wool grower himself, he was struck with their splendid fleece. He resolved to buy some and take them home. He found that the Peruvian government absolutely prohibited their export. He tried, by chartering a special ship, tc smuggle Rome off, but was unsuccess ful. Then the idea occurred to him ol taking them out of the country east ward. He bought a large flock, en gaged trusty men and hud the cren tures driven over the passes, 18,000 feet above sen level, and then clean acrosi the continent to Buenos Ayres. Thil little expedition cost him $13,500. Bui the long march had so weakened th alpacas that they ull died on the voy age. On the top of the prince of Wnle coronet is a small tuft of feathers. The wife of a rich Manchester cotton spin ner endeavored to get some similar She wus told that there were none or the market. "I don't mind spending $500," she said. The plume seller smiled. "They will cost you the price of a special expedition to New Guinea," he observed. Her husband was enor mously wealthy and she induced him to authorize this. Lust June the plume hunters returned. They had been nway nearly a year and spent over 1 hev reported that the feriwah, rid of bird of paradise 'lines are token, l PERSONAL AND IMPERSONAL. John C. Strunk, of Middle Smith- field, Ta., is 94 years old nnd has never been outside the county in which he was born. The poets have written lots of love ly things about tears. But not on has ever dilated upon the love-com pelling beauty of cerise noses. The new scale of salaries for the president, first, second and third vice presidents of the Order of Railway Telegraphers hos been fixed at $3,WQ, $1,5000, $1,300 and $1,200 respectively. The duke of Norfolk, though a rich man, dresses rather like a prosper ous farmer ami has a beard of con siderable length, which he hat trimmed, it is said, whenever he hap pens to think of having that opera tion performed. The prince of Wales, when first married, spent some of his time each year at Birkhall house in Scotland. He still returns there whenever pos sible. When there he is fond of wearing a Highland kilt and prefers to see those about him so clad. The late earl of Darnley never sat in the house of lords, as he refused to take the oath of allegiance to Queen Victoria, On his mother's side he was descended from the Stuarts, earls of Lennox, of which family the Darnley who married Mary Stuart of Scotland was a member. Mile. Henrlot, the young actress who lost her life in the fire at the The ater Francois, in Paris, will be com memorated by a very handsome mon ument in the Passy cemetery. The tomb has been designed by an archi tect, nnd on it there is a marble bust of Mile. Henrlot by M. Puech. On the pedestal is an inscription, which runs: "She came, she smiled and passed. 1878-1900." BABY ALLIGATORS. The Young Sanrlan Are llatehed Onl In Job Lota In Steam-Heated Hand. TJp in the reptile-house of the Bronx loo something .unique in the way of a hatching of young alligators was on exhibition, says the New York Moil and Express. The young 'gators were being turned out in job lots in a large, glass-inclosed, steam-heated cage in the northwest corner of the main reptile-room. The floor is covered with warm sand, in which several dozens of alligator eggs are cuddled. The eggs ore about seven inches long, oblong in shape, and of a dingy leathery white color. About the center of the cage is large shallow pan full of water, sunk to he level of the floor. In and about the pan are several dozen young alligators, from six inches up to ten in length, scrambling about, climbing all over each other, splashing about in the wa- ter.'and seemingly happy and content d. The baby 'gators are bright blue, green and black spotted in color. In general color and appearance they look more like lizards than anything else. The hatching process is quite in-ter-efrting. Every now and then an- egg will begin to squirm and roll about. One end works more actively than the other nnd swells up like a mushroom head. Then it cracks nnd spreads out from the slit, through which a little long-pointed muzzle begins to work out. A lot of energetic wriggling, which flops the eggs about in all direc tions, sets the youngster free. Out he pops, and after a shake or two, by some wonderful instinct of nature, away scuttles the infant to the pan of water, Into which it plunges without any fenr. Alligator, Jr., splashes about awhile, and then joins his brothers and sisters, following the universal alligator habit of crawling on top of as mnny of his relations as he can and restlnghishead on the nearest back. Mrs. Alligator was not present at the hatching. Alligator experts say that after she has laid the eggs her part of the manufacture of young 'gators is finished. She pays no more attention then to them, nnd confines herself, In the south, to lying low in the swamps, waiting for clogs, pigs or tender young colored infants to wander her way. As to Alligator pere, those same experts assert that if there is one thing he likes better than another it is young nlligntors fresh from the shell, without nny dressing. He is said to swollow them up by the dozen, nnd then com plain because there are no more. The Bronx zoo is well supplied with grown-up alligators. They hove some very large ones In the reptile-house ponds, which seem to do nothing but lie on the pond platforms motionless. What the zoo people intend to do with the baby alligator output has not been decided. They are not considered a very valuable asset. Possibly any re sponsible parties anxious to bring up a few young alligators as pets, on guar anteeing kind treat ment, proper school facilities and sound home training, may be accommodated and given their pick of the bunch. The Ordination of a Chlneae Prleat missionary in China thus de bes the ordination ceremony of nze (priest) of which he was itness: "On the appointed dny the riends and invited guestB of the can- lidntes assemble in the pagoda where ' the ceremony is to take place, The fit of consecration begins with th noval of all the hair from the hend close shave. Then, as the cere- y progresses, nttie Dans maue oi tiur, grease and incense are placed the head and so fastened as not roll off. At the proper moment the rlor completes the act of conse- ion by setting fire to these balls candidates are forbidden eithor nove or touch their burning heads, me of the poor wretches suffer this torture Etoically, invoking Buddha Vhile the majority odd their terrible fo.rieks of pain to the horrible smell t buruitg flesh." Pall Mall Gazette,, A LITTLE NONSENSE. Mri. Nexdoor "We consider piano playing wicked on' Sunday." Mrs Snapp "Glad to hear it. I hat s what we consider your daughter's on week days." Philadelphia Press. A Harniv Thoi-crht "Oh. Mr. Saltis: I cannot accept your offer!" "But 1 thought you loved me?" "I do, but this will be my thutecnth engage ment." "Oh, is that all! Then cab the others off and begin on a new dozen." Chicago Times-llvrald. Once upon a time a certain Person wrote wisdom. "What a fool!" said the World. Then a Person wrote folly, exclusively. . " ise guy! ' said the World. This fable teaches that wis dom and unwisdom are purely rela tive terms. Detroit journal. One of the ancient and honorable: "I suppose all the girls will wondei why I accepted him. But If they only knew what a hero he has Deem He has courted death In a hundred shapes." Edith "What a flirt! But, then, I suppose thnt does make him interesting." Boston Transcript. Hostess "Why. Mr. Smith, I've hardly seen you nil the evening! Now. I particularly want you to come and hear a whistling solo by my husband." Smith (whose hearing Is a trine in distinct) "A whisky and' soda with your husbnnd? Well, thanks, I don't mind if I do hnve just one!" Punch. The Best Time. Its Mamma "Isn't he too sweet, the little tootde woot sle?" The Friend "Oh, yes, the cun ning thing! But I want to see hire when he's wide awake." Its Papa "All right. Come around about two o'clock any morning and we'll accom modate you." Philadelphia Bulletin They "Saved" It. Bobbs 'Too bad about Nobbs. Lost all of his furni ture because of a false alarm of fire at his house." Dobbs "But, If there was no fire, how could his furniture be destroyed?" Bobbs "Well, you see, Xobbs lives In a suburban town wliere they have a volunteer fire depart ment." Baltimore American. A PSYCHIC PHENOMENON. In Tbla Caae No Heed Wai Tnld to the Repeated AVarnlnga of Dreams, "Speaking of superstitions and strange warnings that come to peo ple," said a veteran Washington cor respondent, according to the Star, I had an experience once that I hardly know how to account for. I may say in advance that I don't be lieve in nny of the business that can not be demonstrated scientifically. One day, not a great while after the present elevator to the house press gallery had been put in, my mother sent for me to stop at her house on my way downtown, ns she had some thing particular to see me tbout. I went, and she asked me if there wasn't a new elevator to the press gallery. I told her one had been put in three or four months before that. She said thot was it, and thnt I must not ride in it, for she had dreamed the night before that I had been crushed to death in it, I laughed at her, of course, and went on my way. Down on F street I met on mint who told me she had some thing odd to tell me. She said she had been the day before, with a niece of her husband, to see a fortune tell er, as the niece hnd taken a fancy to see one of those fakirs. The fortune teller, however, instead of telling the niece anything, hnd directed her re marks to her (my aunt) nnd hnd told her that she had a relative, a young man, whom she should wnrn, as he would be crushed to death in an ele vator. That wos rother a jar to me, as I was her only young man relative, and as I hnd so shortly before been warned by my mother. However, I laughed at her also and went on my way to the. capitol. "I went about the committee rooms awhile, and at last, quite forgetful of my late warnings, went to the ele vator to go up to the gallery. The elevator man, an old fellow whom I had known for some time, was in the cage when I got there, and before opening it he talked to me through the bars. " 'I don't know,' said he, 'whether I ought to let you come In here or not.' "'Why not?' I inquired, laughing. " 'Because,' said he, ns serious as could be, 'I dreamed Inst night that I hnd run the elevator tip too high and that as you started to get in you slipped some way under it, nnd when I got down to you nt the bot tom of the 6haft you were smashed to death.' "This looked like the 'fatal three warnings,' nnd I confess I hnd a few doubts myself, but I had some nerve left, and I jollied him on his no tion and got in. On my way up I told him what my mother nnd my nunt had told me, nnd the old fellow wns so scared that he hardly knew what to do, but I got through all right, ond up to date I hnve not been crushed in that elevator or any other, but, of course, that's no sign I won't be, nnd if I ever am, the cranks will be sure to hold me up as a frightful example. I suppose there ore' some people who wouldn't rule in thnt ele vator for nil kinds of money, and still they may fall downstairs any moment and break their necks." How It nnpened. Tramp How did I come to acquire the liquor habit? Ah, lady! I had a little child just two years old and Lady Alos! And he died! "No, lady! He talked and I want ed ter tell everybody wot he said; and you con guess de rest, mum!" Puck. Toleration. Ad.niiri.tion is mare tolerant tha love. Chicago Daily News. NICE WORK FOR WOMEN. New York Girl Has Worked Ont a Fine Little Uu.lnea. (or Her. elf as YLItlnii Jeweler. "My little leather bog contains all the materials and implements neces sary to clean and repair jewelry," Miss Sara Morton explained. "I go from house to house in New York and have all the work that I can do. "You have no idea how mnny sen sible women there ore who will not allow their favorite pieces of jewelry to be repaired by the best houses sim ply because they fear that some of their best stones will be changed. I have many customers who watch me closely the entire time that I am at work on their property. It was the discoverey of this peculiarity in a friend of mine thnt gave me the idea of my work. Before actually begin ning my work I entered a good estab lishment ns an apprentice, where I learned not only how to clean and re poir jewelry, mit also old watches, of which I make a specialty. "I had absolutely no trouble In get ting work. My method is very sim ple. I call, nsk for the lady of the house, explain my business and as a rule get some work. By this method I soon had as many regulur custom ers ns I could manage, and now I have many calls that I am obliged to re fuse simply for lack of time. Nearly every woman of liberal means has good supply of jewelry, and few of them keep it in such condition that it does not need repairing and clean ing at least every six months. Few of them are willing to trus4. the clean ing of their finer pieces to their maids and as it is more convenient for them to let me come In to clean it than it is for them to collect it and send it to the jeweler, I get the work, These are my regular customers, Those who fear to allow their treasure into the hnnds of anyone where they cannot watch them belong to another class. As B rule, the articles they prize so highly are of little value to anyone besides themselves. "My charges are less than those of B regular jeweler, nnd I nm particu lar to have my work as good. I aver age five dollars a day above the cost of all materials used and my trans portation expenses. That I consider good earning for a woman doing, bs you might sny, mechanical work in New York city. No, I never take work home. My evenings are all free, and so are my Sundays 1 need rest, par ticularly my eyes. I often buy articles of my patrons and also act as agent In bringing purchasers to those who would like to sell. Many women ad mire only the latest fashions in jew elry just as they do in gowns. When an article Is no longer what they con sider stylish they become very anxious to get rid of it in order to use the money to get something more to their taste. Knowing that I keep in touch with the taste and desires of my pa Irons they appeal to me to act ns agent. The majority of these women keep the jeweler's boxes In which they buy the articles, and when they are cleaned and snugly wrapped in their colored cottons it is hard to (list in guish them from new. I have sold many such as wedding presents and VISITING JEWELER AT WORK. I cannot sec the slightest objection to their being used in this way. They are always just as represented nnd cost about half as much as they would if bought new from the jeweler. Of course, I have many bargains, for as a rule such ultra stylish women ore exceedingly extnivognnt. As they wear only the latest designs and the most fnshionable stones they are often glad to let things go for a much smaller sum than they originally cost. "My work is pleasant, i might al most say dainty. There is nothing heavy or laborious, so I cannot see why other women should hesitate to undertake it. I am the only one in the field so far as I can lenrn, but I am sure that there is room even here in New York for many more." La fayette McLaws, in Chicago Kecord. No Search Heeded. "I suppose' you know the type' of man who is' always looking for trouble," remarked the philosopher. "No," answered Col. Stillwell, "you see, I'm from Kentucky. Down where I live nobody has to look for trouble." Washington Star. Why He Was Silent. Bacon What's become of your friend Jim? He's keeping ivery quiet these jays. Egbert Oh, didn't you hear he'd been getting married? Yonkers Statesman. HOLIDAY FANCY WORK. How lo Make a Tobacro I'otieh Tha Will Drllulit the Hear! tf th Average Man, ,V handsome tobacco pouch may be made from the illustrations, which rep resent the two patterns used, each side. being duplicated. Four such pieces are cut out of crim son or scarlet- cloth and worked in applique. In the first one the cliniu stitch border (not the outer edge) is worked with green silk. The knot from which the different articles are lnadtt is done with black silk; the cigar caso s of yellow cloth; the cigars worked in satin-stitch with brown silk. The case has two bunds of cliuiu-stitch in A SMOKER'S CASH. blue silk, and is edged all around with buttonhole stitch in the same color. The pipes are of white cloth shaded with long stitches of gray silk, and edged with yellow. The upper part of the pouch is of blue cloth, with a white silk edging and yellow dots; the under part of brown cloth, with black edg ing and a pattern worKeti in cnain- stitch with white; the three tassels ars embroidered with bluck and yellow silk. In the second pattern the outer bor der is yellow, the knots black; the smnll pattern at the top is of blue cloth edged with yellow; the pipes or. white cloth edged with blue and shaded with gray. The bundle of cignrs is of brown cloth, shaded with black stitches, and fastened on witn double rows of chain stitch In yellow silk. The cigar case is of light green cloth, edged with white; the Grecian pattern and dots are embroidered ovei t with white silk also. To make the pouch up, join the four pieces together by seams which are concealed by gold braid; cut out also and join four similar pieces of white kid for the lining; fasten this to the outside at the top only. Sew small brass rings round the top, and run a double piece of crimson silk cord through them. Put silk tassels of va rious colors at the bottom of the pouch nnd each of its four corners. Boston Globe. THOROUGHLY TESTED. Simple Method of Cleaning; a Woolen, Dreaa That Jio One Need Heal late to Trr, The following simple method ot cleaning a dress skirt has been so thor oughly tested that no one need hesi tate about trying it. The rule was first learned from a cook who accidentally, had a cup of melted butter spilled over her dress. It was thought to be beyond reclaiming, but the cook herself de clared that she could take every bit of the grease out and she did. Since then the rule has been applied to many less hopeless cases, nnd invariably with the most satisfactory of results. Take three-fourths of a pail of cold soft water and add one teacupful of ammonia. Thoroughly brush and shaka the dress skirt, then rinse it up and down repeatedly in this ammonia wa ter. After thoroughly "sousing" It, let it lie in the water for an hour. Once more rinse it up and down, then take it out, squeezing the water from it, but not wringing it. Put up two lines so that they shall cross each other nnd hang the skirt upon them, pinning 1 lie bottom to the -eorssed lines so that the skirt shall be well spread opart. While, the skirt in still quite damp Iron it upon the wrong side, ironing till dry." Cincinnati Commercial Tribune. The Sofa Pillow Craie. The sofa pillow fnd has again taken possession of ladies who are making Christmas gifts. Any number of love ly pieces of work are produced by tracing on silk or linen. All-over de signs turn out beautifully sometime" tnd make covers for superb cushions. Coarse orange linen squares for sale in the embroidery departments nro converted into lovely covers by trac ing the lines with some gold thread and using odds and ends of bright colored filoselle for filling in the rest) of the pattern. A Hint for Slmpklna. Mr. Simpkins Give me a kiss, Bobby, and run up and tell your sister Jenny, I have brought her a box of chocolate.! . Bobby Oh! When Dr. Dashing calls he always gives the sweets to me eil the kiss to Jenny. Tit-Bits. Not 11 1 Heart. "The doctor tells Archie Kneer he has the tobacco heart." "I don't believe it. He never gave anybody a cigar in his life." Chicago Tribune. Doein't Last Long-. Mrs. Gotham The paper says an In diana state board is trying to prevent , the marriage of idiots. Mr. Gotham What-nonsense! Th soon get over it. N. Y. Weekly.. Worth Something;. Brooks Your time isn much, is it? Hawkins Well, a felV me have ten dolkrsi tit Town Topics.