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Woman in Snakesklna.
Won (1 org In dress never cense. The 'anaconda snake Ib to oust the beaver. Thin snakeskln In the newest novelty In the dress ot women motorists. At present there Is only one anaconda akin cont in existence, and its in ventor, Mr. Qanner, proudly showed It to a reporter ta London, the other day. It was an dopant production, three quarter length, in delicate shades ot cream color and brown, with cuffs, col lar and revers ot beaver fur, and lined with brown satin. "Although anaconda skin Is not dif ficult to obtain," said the inventor of the coat, "tlio matching of sufficient skins Is the great difficulty. The coat Is made of four skins, and one of the most attractive points In its favor is In Its extreme lightness. "Anaconda M;ln is as flexible and soft as broadtail, and Its durability is practically everlasting. Its bright and scaly surface is never duller, and will never wear out. "It is several degrees warmer than any known fur, and as a trimming anaconda skin is a novelty this sea son. "Collars, cuffs and revers of the skin are all the rnge, and toques nnd even muffs are being made ot It." Montreal Herald. For the Afternoon. Afternoon gown of mixed lavender and heliotrope with plain darker cloth accessories edged with silver brain and fine plaitlngs of lavender silk. Lavender hat with heliotrope plumes. Velvet Didn't Get Left. Velveteen street costumes have put In an appearance already and the good qualities of chiffon velvet and nil silk mousBelinc velvet arc in de mand even nt. this early date. The crushed velvet so parodied and abus ed last season has mercifully disap peared, but some of the new velvets show a 'shadowy ripple almost like a modified molro effect over their sur faces. The princess skirt with short bolero Is funded by many designers for the velvet gown, r.iid where a princess Bklrt Is not liked a very deep pointed girdle forming the greater pnrt of the bodice is used with the plain sweep ing skirt and abbreviated bolero. Fur-Trimmed Gowns. Fur-trimmed gowns are In fashion once more, after a long retirement. At TVO SMART WALK ' T:.v- c- ,;rt:ie r.t the left is of green cloth. TU'! skirt la slightly gathered at the ; rid Is ratio with groups of gathers nt il.o I o; turn, headed with, motifs or velvet un l shells of Bilk gal loon, with largo Hat buttons ot the cloth, fornii , a n-.o.-.t original trim' jnlng. Tho t'r.-.pcd blouao and the f'jevef ar t.lr.rocd to correspond. 1 present the trimming is mostly con fined to coats, but a few fur-trimmed skirts are seen. Short-haired fur Is used, the popular caracal being much In evidence. This fur is so pliable and so easily manipulated as to make It valuable for trimming purposes. Collars, cuffs nnd Jacket of fur appear on some of the smartest of Imported street gowns. Sometimes the skirt, shows a few medallions of fur to match the Jacket, but moro often It is quite untrlmmed. Evening nnd recep tion gowns are being trimmed with sable, mink, eimlne and other costly furs. While ths Tea ftKEMS Plenty of fur scarfs havo appeared In the street. The new derby for woman's dressy wear is queer. Velvet dome crowns with beaver brims are novelties. The deep pink felt hat promises to bo Immensely fashionable. Hand-embroidcred blouses ore like ly to be worn throughout the entire winter. Linen shirt waists, tucked, and as plain as a pipe stem, will be worn by younger woin-.n. The smartest waists are worn out side the Bklrt and finished with a bias fold of satin or velvet. The chiffon vill has a new use. It Is tied into a big bow and tacked to the back ot the hat, with floating ends. A funny little round white hat of corded silk, for a child, has the straight brim, edged with a band of mink fur. Modish and Popular. Among the rtwest In coats at the New York horse show were the em pire models. There m no reason to doubt that tha empire lines will be extremely modish and popular among the winter coats and the Innovation Is not confined picturesque carriage, visiting aud evening coats, but has In vaded even the province of the tailor ed street costume. One fanciful but exquisite empire coat is of petunia cloth. The collar is ot a darker shade of velvet and the sleeves and bodice arc draped and garnished with but tons of taffeta. A Rose Jar Without Roses. A rose jar, properly cared for, Is an unending delight. Without the rose petals a sweet-smelling Jar can be made of a cuaiter of an ounce each of mace, allspice and cloves, all coarse ly ground or. pounded In a mortar; half of a nutmeg grated; half an ounce of clnnumon, broken fine; one ounce of powdered oiris root nnd a quarter of a pound of dried lavender flowers. After these have been mixed in a bowl a few drops of different essential oils are added rose, geranium, neroll nnd bitter almond, perhaps with on ounce of good cologne. It will need i.n addition, from time to time, of one of its ingredients until all havo eventually been renewed, for leaving th? Jar open, even for a half hour each day. which Is enough for a pretty thorough scenting, takes away something of its Strength. Velvst Trimmings. It is an English fancy to use vel vet trimmings on checks, many of them being rich, dark plnids which demand trimming of dark colored vel- ING COSTUMES. and the girdle is of velvet. The other costume Is of brown cloth. Tho skirt Is encircled with a band of the same. The new gnthered redlngote Is trim med with bands and brettlles of taffe ta to match, of which the girdle Is also made. The collar and cuffs are of em broidered taffeta, edgea with violet velvet FfcJ 11 IPO fif vets. Velvet tight fitting- coata are also worn with both checked and plnin cloth skirt, which revives a fash ion of long ngo, which always has good possibilities. These checked tweed skirts already are worn abroad with plain cloth Jackets, which is a foreenst of what will be followed here lu another season. Pretty Epauiets. Women who do not llko the full puffy sleeves ti'at stick out from tho shoulders, and who, at the snmo time do not find tho sloping shoulder effect becoming, are finding little epaulets all that they desire. On many Of the pretty lace blouses little frills of lace form a plastron of embroidery top tho sleeve. The dress of cloth, too. has a shaped plcco of embroidered silk or velvet, or from the collar It self will start an ornamentation that widens out, and, falling over'the arm. Is there edged with a trill of lace or a silk fringe. Lady's Morning Jacket. This charming design for a dressing sack is adapted to a variety of mate rials, nlthough as here pictured it was developed In pale blue China silk, ac cordion pleated. The garment Is shaped by shoulder nnd underarm seams and gathers In the upper part of tho front afford sufficient fullness. The mode Is distinguished by a deep cape collar, trimmed with lace inser tion and finished by a frill of lace. The elbow sleeves are trimmed with two deep ruffles of the silk, further elabo rated by bands of insertion and lace frills, as Is also the lower edge of the Jacket. If accordion pleated material Is not desired, other fabrics such as cashmere, flannel, silk, dimity and lawn could be used. Empire Coats. Empire coats of three-quarter length are among tho many cloth coat nnd skirt models, nnd though these cos tumes are tailored great originality is shown in the little details of collars, buttons, etc. One seen recently was in dark blue, with strappings of cloth set on In design. There is an invis ible closing an.) the collar is sealskin, it Is lined throughout with pearl gray satin. Do not leave scrubbing brUsheu with the bristles turned up, or the dampness from them will run into the body of the brusn and loosen tho bris tles In their sockets. A glass decanter may be cleaned by breaking up eggsnclls into small pieces, putting them into the decan ter, which Is half filled with water, and thoroughly shaken. When housecleanlng the bedroom wash the toilet ware with soap and water, and then fill the vessels with boiling hot so.la water; put them in the air and leave them filled for half a day until thoroughly disinfected. Never put smnmer clothes away In a soiled condition. They may be needed In a hurry when the first warm days of spring occur, und then there Is much discomfort. Linen and muslins should be packed away uu starched, however, to prevent their becoming yellow. For Street or Theater. An Ideal calling gown or one quite appropriate for matinee wear Is mndo from very supple dark blue broad cloth. The skirt Is walking length, of circular cut and flaring prettily from knee depth at each seam. A most at tractive Jacket accompanies It. Wide straps of the cloth form the revers and extend antind the bottom, two point crossing where a closing Is ef fected. The Hat collar and strappings on Bleeves are bordered by a narrow plaiting of bluo taffeta and dull gold buttons trim sleeves nnd Jacket. The Latest In Stocks. Many of the newest gowns are fit ted with a stcck that Is especially created for thj wearer who, perhaps, disdains the Ube of ready-made neck arrangements. Some of the newest stocks are graduated In size, and am shaped behind tho ears and com" down low iu fiont. Many of them are transparent, ant' are invisibly boned The high, stiff stock, by tho way. Is distinctly growing out of favor. RICH MAN'S HOBBY 13 HORSESj New Yorker's Enthusiasm Far Above ' the Ordinary. P. Ambrose Chirk, stepson of Bishop Potter and an enthusiastic patron of Bteeplechaslng and limiting, for sev eral seasons has aroused the Interest of New York racegoers as much by the disregard he seems to have for his neck nnd bones as for the fair amount of success he has had in riding In open steeplechases. The field-stand Idea of Mr. Clark was epitomized at Bolmont Park, where the amateur Jockey got a bad fall Just before the field stand from his horso The Bow ry, when a spectator, probably from the Bowery, remarked. ".lust t'lnk of him doln' dut and him wort fifteen million bones." The fall brought ti (he surface ex act measurement of Mr. Clark's en thusiasm, for when he found his horse was lame after he caught and remounted him, and he could not go on in the race, the "gentleman Jock" walked off to the Jockeys' quarters, tenderly rubbing his shoulder. A friend asked if he bad been hurt In the fall, and Mr. Clark responded that he was not sure, but his shoulder felt queer. The friend suggested exami nation to see how serious the injury might bo, and Mr. Clark indorsed the plan at once by exclaiming. ' That's It, send for a vet." Another suggestion that a surgeon might be better failed, however, and it was a horse doctor who conducted the examination, which assured the cross-country rider that his bones were intact. A fall at Morns Park a week ago put Mr. Clark out of the running with a broken collarbone, but he has been as constant ns ever In his attendance at the steeplechase races there, with undiminished enthusiasm. WHY HE DIDN'T KNOW PATIENT She Had Forgotten How Slcknets Changes the Appearance. "la It possible you don't remember me?" said the healthy, happy-looking young matron as she steppdd up to Dr. Henry Russell, who was alighting from his carriage in front ot a patient's door. There' was a shade of annoy ance on the woman's face as she spoke, mingled with a look of grati tude. "And to think," she continued half reproachfully, "you were the one who operated on me- for appendicitis made me take that horrid ether and called every day to ask the other doc tor how I was getting along and still you don't know me when you aee me on the street. This is the third time I have met you and you never even condescenued to bow." The doctor apologized and said "Really, I have the best reason In the world for not knowing you. To be 'sure I performed the operation, but that was the only time I saw you. Do vnil rpn1t7A that n nnttenf tn tied wasted by illness, loots very dlftrent from the recovered patient on the street? I knew that your eyes and hair are dark, but that's absolutely the only description I could give of you I did not know whether you were a tall or a short woman. I did not know whether you were naturally a plump or a slight woman. Neither did I know whether you were a vivacious or a phlegmatic sort of person. You must remember that a doctor who has seen you only once or twice In illness has never seen the real you, but only a shadow of yourself." New York Press. The Only Explanation. One well knoyn New York woman has discovered, like some others of her sex, that It does not pay to be too curious. One of the old family re tainers Is a Scotchman named Wil liam, who does not believe in glossing over the truth for the sake of sparing his listener's feelings. The woman in question, although possessed ot con siderable charm of manner, is not a beauty and knows it. Her husband recently deceased, was a remarkably handsome man, and his wife was one of his sincerest admirers. One day when she was looking at her hus band's picture on tho mantel m the sitting room William was fussing around the grate and in a moment ot Impulse she asked: "William, what do you think made such a handsome man as Col. S. marry such a plain woman as me?" William looked from the portrait to the speaker, meditated a second, and answered: "Must have been God's will, ma'am Mother Love. IT, was deformed nnd 111, I knows From birth, poor lad, he hud been so; I always dressed him. hut one day A gentle friend led me away. A little while, she whispered. "Now, I.el us go hi. dear, and see how How nlie he looks." I looked at lilm In broldered whlu my ee grew dim. To weep for him, they said, was wrong-'. That he would nevi-r have been strong. Itut always ailing. Hull arid weak; I llstcm-d. patient, crushed, and meek. And answered not until the word, "A 1'UMlen," I distinctly heard; At that my throbbing mother breast. Where once thosa wee, pale lips had pi esseu. Revolted I cried out. "No, no; Hay. if you will, 'tis better so. A thousand linns und more, but I. His mother, dares that charso deny," My cither children stnnrflm? near Aie lx-autlful. beloved, ami dear; Hut Mm, by sacred, strange enthrall, I loved the best. Hie best of all. Knihleen Kavanugh in New Orleans l'ieayune. Didn't Work. Mr. Cleverly I havo a great Joke on my wife. I've Just bought her a hat for $3, and had it sent home with a $15 price mark on it. She'll never know the difference! Mrs. Cleverly (later) Harold, dear, I guess I would better buy my own hats after this. I could have done a good deal better for $15. You've been awfully cheated. Why, I saw this very same hat In the window wit; I $5 mark-on-lt, Detroit Free Press. y On Site of Bastille Frenchmen Have Erected Column of July. Marking Birthplace of Freedom (Special Correspondence.) From the 14th of July, 1789, France dates her era of personal liberty, a liberty nt first signalized by unbridled license, out to-day as broad, as flioi and a3 Just as that of our own great republic. Like the 4th of July In the United States, the 14th In France Is the national holiday. It does not mark, as with us, the promulgation of a declaration of Independence, but a Violent. Spontaneous act of the peo ple by which one of the strongholds of the old order of royal oppression was swept out of existence, the Bas tille, the greatest prison in Paris. On the ground where stood the Bas tille, the Column of July now springs heavenward, a monument l patrio tism. Tile traveler who Jo rneys to the east side of Paris to sc this col umn, Justly famous as one c the best of the city's numerous hi nic em blems of liberty, ooes so wl-'i a mind filled with the story of tin Bastille. He recalls some of Its gr!' i history of more than 400. years, i - told lit the strange stories that hav .survived Column It of the famous state prisoners who lived and died within its walls. He thinks ot the most famous of all out of that long procession of princes and paupers, lords and commoners, sol diers, statesmen, priests and women, the prisoner whose identity was never known, as it Is not to this day the Man with the Iron MaBk. Roman cers have woven about this extraor dinary state prisoner, whose counte nance was always covered with a mask of Iron lined jvith velvet, a stir ring series of scene's; and though the Man with the Iron Mask died In the Bastille as long ago as Nov. 19, 1703, his Identity is still a subject Of in quiry, and as recently as 1891 papers were discovered tending to throw some small light on it, though not flx ng it beyond question. Sot Monument of Bastille. So strong a hold does the story of the Pastille, Its prisoners, its sack ing by the people and demolition by order ot the legislative authority, have on the fancy, that one forgets until be reaches the Place de la Bas tille, and examines the Column ot July, that primarily the monument Statue of Charlemagne. (Parts.), was not erected in commemoration of the liasttlle at all, but in memory of the dead who fell In the later up risings of 1830 and 1848. . The Place de la Bastillq, Is a wide square, formed for the purpose of set ting off The former site of tho prison, the outlines of which are marked In the pavement by white stones. The French never allow any square, edi fice or monument to be spoiled by lack of perspective, and to form the Place de la Hastiile, In the center of which tho Column of July stands, many houses were torn down, nnd the ground on which they had stood was appropriated to the public use. For a long time after the storming of the Bastille nothing definite was done toward marking the spot where it had stood. Napoleon, with his many plans for beautifying Paris, wished to erect a great fountain in the square, of a new kind; a colossal elephant, ta discharge inexhaustible streams of pure water through its trunk. The project never advanced beyond the slage of a plaster cast of the elephant and the building of a great circular pier of stone, on which the figure in bronze was to rest. The Column as It Is. After the revolution of 1830 the - Ri4 ''".v-, 31 f t - m Parisians proposed to make use of the! baso prepared by Napoleon, and planned for it tho Column of July. On the stone pier was placed a square base of marble, and on this the ped estal of the shaft. The column, com posed of five cylindrical drums of bronze. Is 13 feet In diameter, and Its top, 154 feet above the square, is mounted by a symbolic figure of the Genius of Liberty, with golden wings half spread, bearing In one hand the torch of civilization, and In the othir the broken chains of slavery. Fine View of the City. A corkscrew staircase leads to the gallery at the top of the column, from which a fine view of Paris may be had, from the foreground of the broad square, bisected by a commercial canal, that extends to tho river near by, to the uninteresting eastward fringe of the city, and around to Montniartre. and the dim western suburbs, with the palace of the Trocadero and the Eiffel tower break ing the skyline. of July. .'Underneath the column Is a crypt, In which rest the ashes of the un sung heroes of the barricades around the base are medallions in bronze telling ot their deeds, and around the shaft are gilt bands giving the names of the more Illustrious. From an artistic standpoint the col umn is very effective, but It owes to the historic character of the ground on which it stands the vUits of many persons who otherwise would not ex ert themselves to see it. WITH THE PILGRIMS IN MECCA. Mohammedans Rouse Themselves to Ecstasy of Passlonato Devotion. Mecca, at the season of the annual visltntlon of Mohammedan pilgrims, is thus described In the December number of Everybody's, In "With the Pilgrims to Mecca," transcribed from the narrative of Ibn Jtibayr All ot Bandar Abbas: v. "Like a gigantic catafalque, som ber, Bhrouded In mystery, the Kaaba rises out of the seething sea of white garbed humanity that crowds the great Sacred Square of Mecca. Its door Is covered with plates of solid silver, studded with silver nails. From the exterior of the roof, above a stone marking the sepulcher of Ish mnel, which lies at the base of tho northern wall, there projects a hori zontal, hcmicircular rain spout, flve yards long, twenty-four Inches wide, made of massive gold. Within, the roof is supported by three columns of aloe-wood; the walls are hung with red velvet alternating with white squares In which are written in Ara bic the words: 'Allah-Jal-Jelalah' 'Praise to God the Almighty. The building la packed with pilgrims, praying, weeping, beside themselves in an ecstasy of passionate devotion. Mingled with their voices there rises from outside the chant of the Tal bih. the Song of the Winding Sheet, which every pilgrim must sing on en tering thj Mecca, on donning the sa cred Iliram. on entering the Harann and on starting for Mlna. the Valley of Desire, and Arafat, the Mountain of Compassion." "Absent-Minded Bill Patenon." William Paterson. a well known Strafford (Vt.) nurseryman and friend of the late Senator Justin Morrill, was called by some "Absent-Minded Bill Paterson." Once while at his sugar camp, about a mile from his house, ha wished to boll an egg for his dinner In the sap he was boiling down. Tak Ing out Ills watch, he dropped that Into the sap, instead of the egg, und stixid for fully three minutes looking nt tho egg, which he held in his hand supposing all the tlmo he was timina the egg. At another time ho went to visit a friend on a rainy day and had to take an umbrella with him. There was a hoe standing beside the door of tho house he entered, and he stood his umbrella beside It. When he left he picked up the hoe Instead of the um brella, and wulked down th.1 road al most u quarter of a mllo before he discovered the difference. Mineral Oil Safety Lamp. German papers state that the "Great Grocery Exhibition," an association of largo dealers In groceries in England, has now, for the fifth time, offered a prize for a safety lamp for using min eral oil. A lamp Is wanted which shall not cost more than SO cents anl which, regardless of any Ignorance cr carelessness, must not bo more dan- j serous than a common candle.