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SAVANNAH, TENNESSEE. NOVELTIES FOR THE NECK. AU Manner of Pretty and Fl-ffy Cl larettea Are Now la Vogue. With the joyful putting off of heavy wraps and fur collars we huv returned to our allegiance to all manner of pretty, fluffy collarettes. They are renditions of the boas we exploited last autumn, hung1 with chenille ropes and frothed with tulle; but many of them are vastly Improved and beautiful over the models that reigned in the dead and pone season. For one thing the mil liners have now taken up the manu facture of boas and rufl's, nnd sell really irresistible specimens to match the hat thnt one purchases. Some hats, in fact, arc not sold un less its boa is purchased, too, and, if one is ambitious for a neck piece to display in company with one's Easter bonnet, the modiste will whip one up In a trice, says a fashion authority. There are, with this open season, boas to suit the most conservative and the most eccentric women. There are collarettes with ends that drop to one's toes nnd collarettes with no end. Some of them fasten In front, some behind nnd some at one side. One of the newest- and prettiest is of palest mauve pineapple-plaited silk muslin, edged with quillings of white tulle, made with long jabot streamers In a Beries of over deep lopping flhunces, nnd di versified with little flat bine silk roses, set on to the pineapple-plaited surface nt artistic intervals. Another enviable specimen is made in the form of two huge Tudor ruffs of tulle. The first is cream white laid upon one of equally Jac queminot red tulle, nnd finished with double ropes of changeable red. and white silk chenille. From Pari come evening bons made all of hugo ilk peonies. Silver cords hang nearly to the feet in front, and are weighted at the bottom with peonies, one of which has inner stiff ened petals, that, at the wearer's need, can be transformed into charming fan. A goodly number of these neck ornaments are broadened out, in the center of the back and on the shoul' Hers, to serve as small fancy cape when the wearer drives, or requires a bit of a wrap after dancing. Cost ly and beautiful ones are made in the form of separate stitched silk leaves, upon which fall frills of fine lace, nnd the streamers in front are long ends of accordion-plaited chiffon covered with lace, nnd held at intervals with ornamental circlets of brilliant paste. Intrinsically beautiful as are the ostrich feather boas, they no longer retain their hold on feminine affections, unless the proud feath ers are allied and intermingled with artificial flowers and lace. This is a degradation of their beauty, but for the present plumes are commonplace end haci:neyed to a degree. EMBROIDERED DOYLIES. They Hold Their PInce la Woman' Estimation Despite f'aah lon'a Edict. While the edict has gone forth that only white embroidery may be us-mI for the dinner table, there are mpny housekeepers who refuse to give up the beautiful doylies embroidered in Moral designs that have been vuch a feature of table decoration for sev eral years past. The stamped linen designs are selling in the depart ment stores quite as well as ever, and the manufacturers of the. silks keep adding new and beautiful colors to their collections, which actually rival in their tinting the natural bloom of the rose and the violet, gays the New York Sun. For those who follow the custom of serving breakfast and luncheon on polished table top with the doylies spread upon it without the usual cloth, nothing can take the place of the exquisite floral centerpieces and plate mats. As wedding gifts these sets, embroidered in the favorite blossom of the bride, are very much In evidence, forming a pleasant re lief to the cut glass and silver which make such a formidable array on these occasions. An exquisite set made to order for an Easter bride consists of 20 pieces done on the finest linen edged with lace. Ihe design Is a delicate drawn cluster of white violets with but lit tle foliage. The bunch of blossoms varies upon each piece. The flowers are done in a dead white Japanese floss with a shading of palest green toward the center of each violet. W anlilng Dlahclotha. Dishcloths should be washed after using if tliey are to be kept nice. First wash in a nice lather, then soak In scalding water, squeeze and dry. The very nicest dishcloth Is the old fashioned one of knitted cotton, at this will wash and wash again and look at good M new. WashkgtOD EUr. FOUND ONLY IN MAINE. The Coon Cat Which Emerges from It Home In the Foreat Durluv the Unrly Dnya of Spring-, "Coon", cats are peculiar to Maine, ind this is the season of the year dur ing which they are tempted by the warm weather to emerge from their forest homes and go to the neighbor ing farmhouses in search of plentiful meals. Although the first home of the coon cat is usually some nook sheltered by nnderbrush, he prefers a civilized life. His method of establishing him self as a member of some well-to-do family is to umble gently along toward an open kitchen door, and with in gratiating purrs, accompanied by soft rubs against the feet of anyone there, indicate his friendly feelings toward the household. That, was the way Teddy settled himself in lift-. He is a typical coon eat, with long, waving coat of glossy jet black fur and a tail like a large black pompon. His face is a little wider than that of an ordinary cat, giving him the appearance of having fat cheeks, and soft, cushioned pnws are like velvet. When we entered the kitchen of the Sanden home with a diffident air, and looked around with the bright golden eyes that are universally admired, Teddy was received with open arms and named at once. The. household knew immediately what he was and the object of his visit. "It's a conn cat come to stay," and stay he did. Teddy is much more tame and affectionate than the average cat, for he never gets nngry. In the matter of menls he is like other coon cats, and hugely en joys a meal of vegetables, while a dish of sweets is hailed with joy. He likes to take an ear of fresh corn In his paws and gnaw off the kernels, while mother pleasant occupation is to get the meat out of pumpkin seeds. Small birds he also considers dainty and worth the trouble of catching. This trait of his, "birding" his owners call It, is not viewed with approval by the family, but various scoldings and withholdings of regular meals have TEDDY, THE COON CAT. is yet failed to impress Teddy with his wickedness. Sometimes, too, he will return to his native woods for a few days, occasioning grief and lnmenta tions by his absence. These visits oe cur about once a year, during the sum mer, and last about three days. Teddy has no excuse to offer on his return, but wears a reticent air and the sat isfied look which suggests a good meal of small birds. He likes pumpkin pie, and, despite his usual honesty, cannot be trusted alone in the room with one when It is cooling. A new servant, who had not yet become accustomed to Teddy's ways, made a huge, old-fashioned deep- dish pumpkin pie the other day, and put it on the dining-room table to cool. Teddy was seated on the man tel, so he saw the pumpkin pie, which seemed to be put there for him. When the family entered the room an hour later he had eaten the center out of the pie in the form of a perfect saucer, and, seated in the middle of the pie, was eating around himself with the leisurely air of a person who has dined well and can afford to be indifferent A jar of maple sirup or molasses nlso presents temptation that cannot be resisted, and if he happens to fall in when engaged in lapping it up Ted dy simply resigns himself to receiving a soapy balh later as punishment. He is just a type of all the coon cats with their beautiful grace and funny ways. Some of the cats are snow- white and others gray and white, but they all have the silky coat of long fur and plumv tails. The fondness for vegetable foods is nlso general among them, and so is the hankering after sweets. A coon cat is so pretty and engaging in Its ways that it is always sure of a welcome in any Maine house hold. N. Y. Tribune. Applying; a Text to Urnndpn, "Would you like me to give you a quarter, grandpa?" asked five-year-old Johnny. "Certainly," replied the old gentleman. "Very well," said the little diplomat, "then you should do unto others as you would that others should do uato vou," FAITHFUL OLD HORSE. How llony Helps Ilia Master to Ol. pose of Ilia (inr.len Truck Uulck ly and rrofltably. An American has made a great deal of money by training two beauti ful white horses to dive into the wa ter from a great height. He travels and exhibits his horses, and people gladly pay to see them. This is all very wonderful, but on Puget sound there is a plain, homely, bony, brown horse who never was trained to do any thing in his life, but who does just as wonderful things nnd thinks noth ing of it. Ilony's owner is a rancher, who lives on one of the wooded islands where the boats stop once a week for vege tables to be taken to the city. The rancher can make more money by tak ing his own produce to the city and peddling it on the streets than bjr shipping it to the wholesale men, so 150 NY AFTER HIS PLUNGE. he keeps his wagon in the city and when the boats stop at his island loads on llony and his vegetables. When the boat reaches the city dock llony shows of what he is made. While the gangplank is all right for the pas sengers and the vegetables, llony can not go ashore that way. He is led to the edge of the boat, his master speaks to him and into the deep cold water of l'uget sound he plunges. He is en tirely out of sight for so long you begin to wonder if he will ever come up; but presently his head appears above the water nnd he swims in a straight line for the shore. There he stands till his master comes up to him, hitches him to the cart, packs in his load and drives off to make his deliv. cries. Chicago Record-Herald. INSIDE OF A WATCH. It Is Composed of Nearly 100 I'ieees, Put Tovether with Marvelous Care and Prerision. If you own a watch, open it and look at the little wheels, springs and screws, each an indispensable part ol the whole wonderful machine. " The busy little balance wheel alone is the result of hundreds of years of studv and experiment. The watch I have before me is composed of 98 pieces, and its manufacture embraces more than 2,000 distinct and separate op erations. Some of the smallest screws are so minute thnt the unaided eye cannot distinguish them from the steel filings or specks of dirt. Un der a powerful magnifying glass a perfect screw is revealed. The slit in the head is 2-1000 of an inch wide. It takes 1108,000 of these screws to w?iph a pound, and a pound is worth $1,585. The hairspring is a strip ol the finest steel about 9'2 inches long, 1-100 part of an inch wide and 27 10000 of an Inch thick. It is coiled up in spiral form nnd finely tempered. The process of tempering was long held a secret by the few possessing it, and even now is not genera. ly known. Their manufacture requires great skill and care. The strip is gaged to 20-1000 of an inch, but no measuring instrument haR yet been devised capable of fine enough gaging to determine beforehand by the size of the strip what the strength of the finished steel will be. A 20-10000 part of an inch in the thickness of the strip makes a difference in the run ning of a watch of about six minutes per hour. The value of these springs when finished nnd placed in watches is enormous in proportion to the ma terial from which they are mnde. A comparison will give a good idea. A ton of gold is worth $027,015. A ton of steel made up into hairsprings when in watches 1r worth $7,882,200 more than 122 times the value of pure gold. Hairspring wire weighs 1-20 of a grain to the inch. One mile of wire weights less than half a pound. The balance gives five vibra tions to every second, 300 every min ute, 18,000 every hour, 432,000 every d.iy and 1.17,080,000 every year. At each vibration it rotates about 1 times, which makes 197,100,000 revolu tions every yenr. Jn order that we may better understand the stupen dous amount of labor performed by these tiny works let us make a few comparisons. Take, for Illustration, n locomotive with six driving wheels. Let its wheels be run till they shall have given the same number of revo lutions that n watch fives in one year, and they will have covered a dis tance equal to 28 complete circuits ... 1 i . - of the earth. All this a watch does . ,, ., . , without other attention than wind- ing once every 24 hours. Cincinnati Commercial Tribune. WASP STINGS ARE FATAL. ieple Have lleen Known to DM, from the Much Dreaded In sects' Assnnlt, In an article on the stings of wasps a British medical journal cites the two following eases which have come un Jer its notice: A strong, healthy girl of 27 was stung on the neck by a wasp and fainted. On regaining conscious ness she complained of a general feel l:ig of numbness and partial blindness and vomited; she suffered severe ab dominal pain. he recovered in the course of a few hours. Two months later she was stung again, this time on the hand. Her face became flushed, she again complained of numbness and blindness, suddenly became very pale, iainted and died 25 minutes after she was stung. Another case was that of a girl of 22 years who was stung by a wasp behind "the angle of the jaw. The sting was at c.nce extracted and ammonia applied. In a few minutes she complained of faintnesc and would have fallen if she had not been supported. Her face as sumed an expression of great anxiety and a few minutes later she was toss ing on the bed, complaining of a hor rible feeling of choking and of agonis ing pain in the chest and abdomen. Brandy gave no relief. There was nausea, but no vomiting. She rapidly became insensible nnd died 15 minutes after receiving the sting. The most probable explanation of such cases seems to lie in what is known as Idiosyncrnsy that Is, abnormal sensi tiveness in particular individuals to certain toxic agents. It is well known that drugs vary much in action on dif ferent people. What is a safe dose for one is dangerously large for another. The inability of some people to eat strawberries or shellfish is nnothcr in stance of the same phenomena. The nctive agent of bee stings is generally believed to be formic ucid. It, there fore, seems very desirable that we fhould have more accurate Informa tion regarding the action of this drug on different species of the lower ani mals and through them on man him self. A DENOMINATIONAL DIG. t'nele Ned Had lleen a 'Tlnclopean" Long llefore He Uot Ue llglon. Old Uncle Ned died the other day. He had been the sexton of St. Luke's Kpiscopal church ever since anyone could remember, and a faithful one he had been. All the members loved I'ncle Ned, and he felt that he owned the people as well as the church and the rector, writes Margaret Hammond, in Judge. So when Uncle Ned died the minister had the best music the city afforded, selected the pallbearers from the most Influential men, had the body lie In State for several hours in the church, so that all his colored friends could come and take a last look at the old man, nnd Invited them to go to the cemetery in n body. The ladies of the congregation covered the bier with flowers. The funeral was grand. The next day tiie rector, walking down the street, met nn aged durky, a good old class leader In the Meth odist church. "Good mornin', Mars Teter good morniu'!" "Good morning. Uncle Ben. I hope that you are well this morning." "No, I ain't. Mars Peter; 1 is poo'ly, poo'ly, sir. But 1 tell you what, Mars Peter, dat shore was a fhie funeral you done gin Brer Ned yesterday. Shore, sir, no white man could hab had a finer send-off dan dat you done gin Brer Ned. Wid all dem flowers, an' all dat music, an' all dein white men nctin' as pallbearers oh, my soul! dat was a joyful funeral. It jeK"mine'd me of de times when I was a 'Piscopal myself." "Why, Uncle Ben! were you ever nn Episcopal churchman?" "A what, Mars Peter a churchman, a 'Pisclopean? Oh, go 'way, Mars Pe ter go 'way from here! I was a 'Pis clopean 20 years befo' I got religion." A Little Fnlile. Once upon a Time there was a Wish Man who set up in Business as a Dis tributing Center of Knowledge. There came unto Him certain Smart Alecks who thought to Confound him by Asking: "Why does a Babbit wig gle its Nose?" But the Wise Man simply Collected two dollars and answered them thus: "Because the Nose cannot Wiggle the Rabbit," Moral Do not get Gay with People who are Out for the Coin. Baltimore American. Milking lllniNelf I'opnlnr. Friend (to saloon keeper) Why do you treat your friends so often, Hans? Hans Veil, yer see, I vant ash many of dem ash possible to surroiint mine pier ven I'm (let mid gone, und I t'ought innype dey might pe more opt to do It If I ox dem to surroiint some of it ven I'm still alife. See? Judge. I The Jap nnd Ills Clothes, It is a noteworthy tact that the , i i i- , ! Japanese man quickly discards li s . , , , . convenient and unseemly robe, birr I T m 1 t ti . u o i.timim D.il.l.,tYi l-'- her picturesque kimono for the," of other women about her. N.J he, PITH AND POINT. It Is always easier for a busy mD ti find extra time for work thau HU fur a loafer. -Atchison Globe. "Is the weather man iu V" asked th bustling stranger. "No; he's awoyt off to Alaska," replied the at.sistantJ "I knew he was away off somewhere said the stranger as he bustled out. l'hiladelphiu Itceord, i None of His Business. Janitor "When you engaged this tint you didn't say you had any children." Parkton "My dear sir, 1 haven't. I married a widow, and 1 am not bragging about her affairs." Town Topics. Subbubs "Mr. Newcoine is very well off, isn't he?" Backlotz "He'a either very well off or very Ignorant. Subbubs "How do you mean'."' Bnck lotz "lie says he's going to raise veg etables on his place this season." Philadelphia Press. Mrs. l)ove "You hateful thing! You told Delia Fox you only wished you was single again." Mr. Dove "Of course, I did. It was only that I might exprrience. the joy 1 felt when you ac cepted me. darling." Mrs. Dove "You denr boy! I knew you could not be o cruel." Boston Transcript. When the Gont had eaten the lighted firecracker, the Boy fell to mocking him with open throat. "How," queried the Boy, "do you like the celebration?" "A bit of gay bunting would help out, I think!" quoth the Gnat. Suiting the action :: the word, the (lout did not do a thing 'o the Boy. Detroit .Tcuriial. A Proud lieeord. "I see that one ol the newly appointed patrolmen made an nrrest w ithin 20 minutes after he as sumed Ms duties." said the observant citizen to the experienced policeman. "That's nothing," smiled the latter. "I went to sleep while my commission was being handed to me." -Baltimore American. MAKING CHARITY MARMALADE Very UnereaafHl lltmlnma Thnt I Cnrrted on hy ew York Stntc Women, The reduced gentlewoman who sells jellies and jams for her own benefit Is a familiar figure in the commercial world. The big and little grocers take her wares and the "Invalid deli cacy" establishments charge fancy prices for them. The gentlewoman who makes marm:ilade for charity is a different person, but her success has been so encouraging financially that women at their wits' end to know what to do for church fairs and village li braries and other worthy objects may tnke a leaf from the recipe book of this philanthropic business woman. Bight years ago Miss Watson, a young woman interested in church work in a country town, suggested to a few of her fellow-workers that they make some marmalade for sale, giv ing the proceeds to the parochial charities of the village, says the New York Commercial Advertiser. The idea, met with favor, and the good church, women started to work In a business like, practical manner. They knew.how to make manna'ode. They were businesslike and prac'.icat and they hnd executive ability. That yenr 117 pounds of marmalade tfvre sold, and after all expenses were piid there remained $0.75 profit. The ;ol lowing year both sale and profit near ly doubled. The accounts for 1000 show a snle upward of 18,000 pounds. Tho benefits of the manufacture were quickly extended to other charities, a large number of which now receive contributions from the funds 1 hii raised, which are devoted entirely to charitable purposes. The work is car ried on upon strictly business lines. Several cottages have been rented a a "factory," and the village girls find work in this new industry. The mar malade is daintily put up, with orna mental labels, and is, of course, as good as its raison d'etre, or It would never have sold so well and for so long a time. The Dobs of Europe. France is reported to hold the Eu ropean record for dogs. It is stnteel that it contains no less than 2,804,- 000 dogs that are registered. Not only nre there more dogs in Frnnce than In any other country in Eu rope, but there is nlso a greater number per thousand inhabitants than in any other European country. France has 75 dogs to every 1,000 of its inhabitants. Then follow Ireland with 73, England with 38, Germany with 31 nnd Sweden with 11. ,It is very satisfactory to find that societies for the protection of dogs are on the increase. Such so cieties do a noble work and they are deserving of every encouragement. I'nris Messenger. How the Word Ilecnnie Rf. .rxed. In North Wales the Welsh word for "now" is "rwan," in South Wales it Is "rwan" spelt backwards, viz., "nawr." It is conjectured that the first North Walian who made uso of the word was standing on his head nt the time, and that his pronunciation became general. Cardiff Western Mail. Old HendN, Every one knows there is no use ia expecting to find an old head on young; shoulders, and yet every on Is looking for such a phenomenon-. Atchison Globe.