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A CHAT WITH PATTI j TIIK QREAT SIKGEB LOVES TO RE. I CALL IMIDKXTS OK lIKII ' YOUTH SHE SANG IN THE CRADLE ; Demanded Her Claret Before She Knew Its Name Stole Behind < the Scenee and Watched the Per- ] forotanee 'i"iir«:uj*;-h a Hole In ihe j Scenery Sang at n Benefit for ( Sarah Bernhardt. I When a great singer consents to talk about ' herself it is as it a strong opera glass were ' placed beton the eyes of the public and the personality of the diva breught within close ' range. A conversation with Pattl appeared recent ly In the Chicago Record and in Its smoothly flowing current one sees the singer as she sees herself. "1 believe I sang In my cradle." ehe de- ' rlares, "and was the most weird ar.d pre* coeious baby ever known. "When only two or three months old I had ' a troublesome way of sending up a long, wild ory directly my mother sat down to dinner. Every blandishment was tried in vain to i soothe me, until the happy thought struck my mother of letting me drink out of her glass of claret. That was all 1 wanted, and regu larly every day at the same hour I cried for my claret until I got It. "As I grew older my one joy was to go be hind the scenes at the opera where my parents were singing. The artists used to bring me cake and macaroni, and, peeping through a hole in the scenery, I enjoyed myself might- , Hy, watching the performance. My musical , ear was so keen that one night when a fa mous artist had performed her long slow piece. I todd ed up to her and said in my lit tle Yankee way: 'Just you listen to me right away! Try to trill as 1 do! You trill nt flat!* "Of course to me my parents seemed the best and greatest people In the wide world. And I doubt, indeed, whether any woman I have since met ever came up to my mother for beauty of person and uprightness of ! character. She was excessively pious and never missed attending early mass. At tracted by her grace and beatity, a member of the congregation used to follow her so ' persU-tently every morning on the way ' to church that my mother became annoyed. ' One day she turned upon him suddenly, with her purse In her hand. 'Here, poor man,' she said, iv a pitying tone, 'this must be what you want; take all I have.' And she was never followed again." The great Adellna cherishes with unceasing , love and duty the memory of her parents, and will often tell how her mother, In the-pride of her heart, would join the crowd waiting nightly at the stage door to see La Somnam bula, cloaked and bonneted, step Into her carriage. "Mia flgl'a! Mia Adellna!" would ' be the fond mother's exclaim, vastly enjoy ing the surprise and curiosity of the crowd about her. Pattl hag naturally met every European ] •^4e£e Literary Gleanings, =r —^ — =_i "America mid Enro-pe." Three disconrsp.s on international relations, written in 1896. Cloth; pp. 127. G. P. Put nam's Son?. New York; !>t. Paul Book and Stationery company. This little book is one of the "Ques tions of the Day" series, and is an in teresting addition thereto, notwith standing the fact that the discourses ' bear date of 1896. 1 The first discourse Is by the late ' David A. Wells and Is highly enter taining, because of the sudden change In the popular feeling toward Great Britain. Mr. Wells directs all his ener gies toward allaying the Anglophobia in America, little dreaming that in two years the country would be In sore need of an antidote for Anglomania. Wlille it is so much easier to believe what we want to believe, it Is a ques tion whether the most hopeless Anglo nianiac will be satisfied with the sup port which the writer gives his asser tion that "wherever England's sover eignty has gone two blades of grass have grown where one grew before;" that her flag has benefited every coun try over which iti floats and has car ried with it civilization, Christianity, order. Justice and prosperity." Did these virtues breed the American revolution and the interminable Irish i rebellions? The next article is one by Edward i J. Phelps, who makes an attack on the Monroe doctrine as meaningless in these days of America's strength. He i argues to prove the groundlessness of the interference in the Venezuelan dis- , pute and dashes at those who advo- , cated Intervention in Cuban affairs in 1596, with the accusation that they clamored for war for war's sake; "for its contracts and its plunder and its offices and the spoil that can be gath ered out of the common calamity; that they wanted it to further among the ignorant the chances of some party candidate" and were not unwilling to drive the country into disgrace and : dishonesty for the sake of those "who had its material to sell." Two years have slipped away since those words were uttered, and now that j HELD CAPTIVE. , «* W§!/ a condition she \ *j4.T)B*. can " nl be a happy wife or ' F&KfclfiS^B tnot1 "' '"''"'• she cannot be an I foki'SSxS efficient housekeeper; she ' ' &s■'s£ cannot be a woman at all __W_W<fiW i" any complete or satis- ! "I was afflicted for seven- ' teen months," writes Mrs. Elizabeth J. Bullard, of Winnie, Bladen Co., l N. C, in a significant letter to Dr. R. V. Pierce, t of Buffalo, N. Y. "I was confined to the house i and yard all the time. I could not be on my ' feet but a very little. I could not lift the weight ' Of a cup of coffee; and did not have strength to speak more than a fessr words at a time. 1 "We tried three doctors and a lot of patent , medicine which cost over one hundred and twenty-five dollars; and I found no relief. I had lost all hone of ever getting any better when my J friends advised me to take Dr. Pierces medi cine. My husband said we would try that next 1 He got me five bottles of ' Favorite Prescription ' | and three of ' Golden Medical Discovery.' I . commenced taking these medicines and soon found relief. When I had taken one bottle of * each I walked half a mile to church. ' " I commenced taking it the first of January « 1897; the first of the following June I took my * Cooking in hand and have cooked for eleven In , family all through the summer. It was Dr. Pierces medicine that gave me all the relief I have received. I recommend it to. all suffering females, for it is his medicine and the help of God that has restored me." Every suffering woman In this land should write to Dr. Pierce and learn how certainly he can help her to health and strength. It costs nothing to write and , receive entirely free the advice of one of , the most experienced physicians in this < country. His great thousand-page book the ] Common Sense Medical Adviser will be sent free for 21 one-cent stamps, the bare cost of mailing. sovereign. The old German emperor was her E-reatest favoilte. When a naive girl, singing at Hamburg, the emperor sent her a message requesting her to walk with him early In the morning while he drank the water. "Cer tainly not," was her reply to tho bearer. "I get up early for no king In Europe." The last time before his death that she saw the emperor he sent to ask her to visit him In his opera box, apologizing for being 100 unwell to come behind the scenes, and when she appeared he playfully thanked her for the condescension. "Oh! now, sire," she replied, with tears in her eyes, "I would run anywheie to see you." The Emperor Alexander 11. of Russia hon ored Patti by a peculiar distinction, of which no one but the celebrated Boslo could boast. He bestow; d upon her a large gold medal set In brilliants, and requested her to wear it on i ribbon belonging to the order of St. An drew. He also appointed her his court singer In ordinary. The Duchess of Edinburgh has known Patti since her childhood. A few years ago they met at a R;>thschild reunion. Looking down .at a bracelet on the diva's arm the duchess r. cognized It as a present of her father's — the Russian emperor. "Those were happy days when you sang in St. Peters burg!" she exclaimed. The Prince and Princ.ss of Wales have al ways shown Patti a great kindness, most cor dially appreciated by her. The princess she considers the prettiest woman In England. When Marquise de Caux, dining at Marlbor ough house, Pattl caused much consterna tion among the guests and amusement to the prince by exclaiming In her impulsive way as she sipped her coffee, "Oh, sire! Que voire cafe est debutant!" (How disgusting is your Cafe!) BERNHARDT'S BENEFIT. The occasion of the first meeting between Patti and the divine Sarah is related by th 9 woman who wa3 a close companion of Paul's at the time. "Immediately on our arrival In Paris," sihe says, "Adellna was besought by several journalists to co-operate in a benefit to be given in aid of the obscure actress, Sarah Bernhardt, who had lost all her small pos sessions In a fire. The Marquis of Caux did not at first like the idea of his wife's singing for an actress of no renown, but at last he gave his consent. On the 6th of No vember, lSti9, Adellna Patti sang at the Odeon theater for the benefit of Sarah Bernhardt. After the concert the latter, clad in a black woolen gown, timidly approached the great sing: r aud offered her a small bouquet, and being too shy to utter a word of thanks she kissed her hand. Who would have guessed that so Insignificant a girl would develop into ihe famous Sarah Bernhardt of today and istonlsh the world by her triumphs and her r-uarrels?" PROPOSAL NO. 1. This same woman tells of the unique pro posal of the Marquis of Caux. This noble gentleman had been following the diva about for many months, in opposition to his moth er's wishes, and meeting with but little en couragement from AdeHina's family. They were living at that time In the Champs Elysees. The marquis came dally to the house, and at last succeeded in securing the good will of Patti's father and her brother-in law, Strakosch. "One evening," she says, "it was after the performance of the 'Travl atl," the marquis remained with us when all the rest had left Adeiina's dressing-room. As be always retailed minutely the gossip of the the war i 8 over and we have heard seme queer noises in official circles and smelled some queer smells in our government contracts, one cannot help but speculate as to how much truth there wa.s in that caloric charge. The third and last part of the book is an address by Karl Schurz on arbi tration and international disputes de livered in 1896 before the arbitration conference in Washington. The burden of his thought may be weighed in his opening words: "To show that arbitration is preferable to war," he said, "should be among civ ilized people a s superfluous as to show that to refer disputes between individ uals or associations to courts of justice is better than to refer them to single combat or to street fights— in a word that the ways of civilization are pref erable to those of barbarism." "Wlmlyhangh." B ?>, 9i aham Trav ers (Margaret G. Todd). Cloth; pp. 418; price, $1.50. D. Appleton & Co., New \ork; St. Paul Book and Station ery company. What possesses the young women authors that they tear open with de light all the old wounds of childhood, trace with ill-concealed glee the scars of youth, pnd probe with a fiendish persistence through the callouses of age? It would seem that, when George Eliot put her scalpel knife into the tissues of girlhood, there was not a shred that did not pass beneath the blade. But dissection has a weird fas cination about it, and a subject Is nev er lacking. Two women have displayed unusual analytical skill recently — Elizabeth Robins (C. E. Ralmond), in her char acter sketch of the storm-tossed Val, and Margaret G. Todd in her drawing of Wilhelmina, of "Windyhaugh." No doubt the author of "Windy haugh" is gratified to know that she has awakened hundreds of heart aches by her vivid picture of little Wllhei mina's throbbing sorrows. There have been kind-hearted Mr. Darsles and crusty Mr. Tail-o'-the-Weeks In the lives of many people, and the little friendships and childish antipathies touch responsive chords. Then comes girlhood cut short by premature wom anhood, fronting the vexing perplexi ties of life, the decisions, the pain of long endurance, the storms, the trage dies — the calm. "I don't see why a man and a wom an should be doomed, as so many are, to go on perpetually consuming each other's souls," says one of the subor dinate characters in comment upon Wilhelmina's sudden departure from her husband, after but one day's brldehood. In the little sentence the author has slashed open one of the livid scars on the face of modern life. Skillfully has she, by context and In ference, laid bare the cause of the disfigurement in the first place. The heroine was married at eighteen and had little conception of life's possibili ties for pain and pleasure. She sud denly waked up to these, but, unlike most girl women, she did not suc cumb, but broke away like a wild colt. Had she "bowed to her circumstances" no doubt she would have been one of those who fully justify the author's discriminating declaration that "a woman judges her male relatives In the light of the great world and Its Interests. The male relative judges her in the light of his dinners and his shirt buttons." ' "Windyhaugh," taken as a whole, is a diamond In the rough. There are many brilliant flashes and subtle plays of color. But the author was evidently afraid that Wilhelmina was too fine a woman to be considered genuine, and therefore she has attributed to her he roine one or two rasplngly sneaking tricks which are wholly out of har mony with the character, and which do much to spoil the picture. The effect is much as If she had hung on Wilhelmina's back a placard, where on was Inscribed "This girl is human, though she doesn't look It." "Tlie Hng-uenot Sword." By Jean Baptists Thill. Cloth; pp. 244 F Tennyson Neely, New York; St. Paul Book and Stationery company. After one has followed the course of love sketched lightly and with that Quietness which respects the veil of stillness that nature draws over the tu multuous passions of the human heart, there Is need of a new adjustment In threading one's way through such a story as that of "The Huguenot Sword," - ■ ■ - I. Mi Jl THE ST. PAUL GLOBE— SUNDAY FEBRUARY 26, 1899. town Adellna turned to him with a smile and said: 'Now, marquis, what news? What do they talk of In Paris?' 'The latest news,' was his reply, Ms that we are engaged 1' This was rather startling, but Adelina's features lighted up with a charming expression. Smil ing, she turned to the marquis, 'And why not? I hope you do not object.' "At first somewhat embarrassed, and then with joyful agitation ths marquis stam mered out: 'Oh no! Certainly not; I should be the happiest of mortals If it were truer "With a lovely blush Adellna put out her hand to the marquis, who was almost be&lda himself with joy, and said: 'It would make me happy, too.' "The marquis pressed the proffered hand to his lips, and, Intoxicated with delight, ha clasped Adeliua In his arms and then rushed silently away." THE DIVA'S PARROTS. Patti has always been very fond ot parrots, and the last time she was in New York she was informed that there was a marvelously clever "Polly" for sale, of which she ought to become the proud possessor. Now Pattl was quite willing to pay the enormous price ol $*>0 to add "Jumbo" to her already valu able collection of wise and witty birds. No sooner did Jumbo come Into her possession than not one word would he utter. Months went by. but still he remained mute. Ono day, however, he took a violent cold, and on the prima donna's doctor entering the room, to prescribe for her sulky pet this strange, unaccountable parrot, opening his beak for the first time, exclaimed tn hoarse, sihrill accents: "Oh, doctor! I'm so sick. Take me out of this!" Lei)tei) Glasioips Our Puritan ancestors are, no doulbt, re sponsible for the fact that the season of Lout in the United States is not regarded with quite the same importance that It is in European countries. Yet even there the blood spilled during tlhe reformation did much to deaden the original color of Lenten customs. The dissenters, who were in perpetual hot water over "papish" practices, were wont to regard with disfavor many of the usages during this season. Dut before the reforma tion, things. Indeed, were different. It was necessary then to prepare for Lent In earn est; to eat all one could hold, for, when the t4me was on, no one dare taste meat, butter, eggs nor anything which we would call desserts. Hence Lent was preceded by a season of feasting which began with Collop Monday, when people revelled In meats and puddings. "Shrove Tuesday" la still pan cake day In England, and has not a few de votees In Atmerlca. Shrove Tuesday, says the Sunday Maga slne, was not merely a pancake day, It was a day of general merrymaking, with the street full of muirniers and processions, where good che-r, represented by a "drest n*.awWn>" was burled, or when carnival, "bedizened with tinsel and ftauntery," was much applauded by tflie people, while Lent, dressed in white and herring skins, on a horse with trappings of oyster shells, was equally reviled. In different countries Lent was represented by various unlovely personifications. In Brflin It was a hidetoius old woman, who had locked up carnival and killed merriment. In N amies people still dress up a sort of doll, wfoom they call La Quardssima. This doll has an apple for a head, fastened by a where the tale of love is accompanied, as it were, by the beating of tom-toms and the din and clatter of frenzied re ligionists. But such was the turbulent course of life In Prance when Catherine de Medici played cut-throat euchre with the Duke of Guise and Admiral Collgny, using Catholics and Huguenots alike as cards and the supremacy of France as the stake. It is this period that, covers the life of Jean dp Marquette, the hero of the romance. The story of his wander ings brings the warm color of life to the Huguenot settlement in America during the sixteenth century. The book therefore strikes a note In French his tory that is in weird accord with the stormy measures which Frenchmen are playing even now. "Tlie Cruise of the Cachalot." By Frank T. Bullcn. Cloth; pp. 579; price, $1.50. D. Appleton & Co., New York; St. Paul Book and Stationery company. When RudyardTCipling says of thl§ "epic of whaling" that no gther word save immense can describe It, that he never read its equal for deep-sea won der and mystery, and that no other book so completely covers the business of whale fishing, it is in order for com mon folk to hold their peace. Never theless there are such .graphic descrip tions, such simplicity of treatment, such excellent illustrations that at the risk of being called presumptuous we venture to say that It is a good book and wonderfully attractive. BRIEFER NOTICES. "Jasper Fairfax," by Margaret Holmes, re vivifies the scenes of plantation life during the Civil war, when the blacks that were bound to their masters by ties of affection regarded the "Lincum sojers" as a species of devil. In the career of the unfortunate girl Salome there is also a finely drawn picture of racial prejudice, though In her nature there is an unreal combination of virtue and vil lainy. The book is a cloth-bound edition of 319 pages, published by R. F. Fenno & Co., ot New York. (St. Paul Book and Stationery company.) • • • "The Hidden Mine," by Joseph A. Altsheler, Is discovered, not by pick axes and shovels only, but by crooked knives, revolvers, guns, blood and broken bones. It is a "gold fever" story, and therefore the characters are neces sarily "tough." However, the fearful des perado, "Halftrlgger," with his ferocious face and brutal manner, finds a laughable con trast in the polished, almost pedantic Mr. Sheldon, who develops sterner stuff than that which makes up the dandy— much to the sur prise of his comrades. The book is brought out by the Continental Publishing company (St. Paul Book and Sta tionery company), and may be had for $1 » * » Intense dramatlque, remarkable humor and graphic description distinguish Maurus Jokal's historical romance, "Midst the Wild Car pathians." It is a story of the Transylvanian nobility of the seventeenth century, when Hungary had become a Turkish province and these valiant men maintained a perilous inde. pendence in their mountain fastnesses. The theme of the romance Is the sudden eleva tion of a country squire to the throne of Transylvania. The book Is translated from the Hungarian by R. Nisbet Bain and is pub lished by L. C. Page & Co., of Boston. (St Paul Book and Stationery company.) Price, $1.25. • » • In a handsomely bound little volume of 120 pages Tom Hall gives to the public a collection of verses under the title "Wh?n Love Laughs." On the cover, Cupid, mount ed on a saucy pony, has run his feathered lance right through two hearts, whose trick ling blood has made a great red pool down In the corner of the lid. Would the author laugh at bleeding hearts? Hardly that The bleeding hearts are only on the outside of the book; the inside is just full of pleasant fancies and piquant lines. E. R. Herrlck & Co. publishers. (St. Paul Book and Stationery company.) • • • Another tale of the old South which has re cently been written Is that of "Llddy," by Eugenia J. Eacon, who was herself a'slave owner, and therefore feels that she knows whereof she speaks. A little girl who heard the author mention the fact that she had been a slave owner regarded the Southern woman with Buch apparent horror that Mrs. Bacon could find no adequate vent for her feelings except in writing the story of the slave, "Llddy." Continental Publishing com pany. New York; St Paul Book and Sta tionery company. Price, $1.25. • • • It is remarkable how Dr. Lyman Abbott could have found time to write books in ad dition to performing all his other duties. But a volume of 332 pages on the "Life and Let ters of Paul" Is proof that the great divine is more than equal to the heavy routine de mands of his life. The position, th* learning, tbe caliber and spike to an orange body, into which six quflla are stuck, each auWl meaning a week of Lent. Tlie whole thing is hung acrows the etreet from window to window on a piece of string. Eaoh Sunday a quill is pulled out amid great merry-making. In the end what remains of poor Quarissima is blown up by gunpowder. Children still go a-shrovlng in the smaller English country towns. They go from house to house, singing quaint songs, and for their pains get a pancake or some goody. A less pleasant variation of this custom was Lenit ctrockery, which flourished la Dorsetshire and Wiltshire, where the children went armed with etlckfi and stones and broke crockery singing — I've come a-Shroving For a piece of pancake, Or a piece of bacon. Or a piece of truckle cheese Of your own making; If you give me a little I'll ask for no more; If you don't give me nothing I'll rattle your door. So if there was no pancake forthcoming, at a signal fnom the leader the broken crock ery, etc., was thrown against the door. » • * Time out of mind football has been con sidered an appropriate game for Shrove Tues day. Long ago ball was even played in, tlie churches by lalce and cJergy on ' that day. In a certain town In the County of Perth the bachelors and miarrled men play football against each other. The man most recently married Is supposed to furnish th© ball. The third Sunday in Lent a similar game was played at St. Maio. Here again the soule, a sort of rude football, was furnished by the most newly married man. it was gayly decorated and brought to the church, and Placed on the high altar, wnere It remained from early mass until noon. Then the priest blessed it and gave it to the players. • • • "In old times the first Sunday in Lent was the day for shooting the goose, and also the papagiae. This latter game was an innio-va tion introduced by the Duchess Anne early in the fifteenth century. Tbe papagiae was a email wooden pigeon, placed on the highest turret of the castle. All the good marks men for miles around came to the contest, and tlhe one fkwtunate enough to knock the blid down was called king of the papagiae. No small thing, for not only was he kink of all carnival, but he received an allowam.ee varying from $300 to $500 the following year. • » * "At the service of the Tenebres a quaint custom still exists. At the words 'vale of the temple was rent In twain' the priest not only overturns his stool, but the congregation bang on kettles and pans they have bought for the purpose. 'A means whereby the faithful were encouraged to take part In the service, the old chronicler put It," The air of general gloom was added to by the women, usually so trim, coming to mags with streamers and loops of their coifs flap ping loose and unstarched about their faces." • • • "Formerly in England the processions of Palm Sunday were carried on with a good deal of realism. The wooden figure of an ass, with a figure of the Christ upon It, was dragged through the streets, while the people waved palms and sang songs before it. Later an angel was added to the procession. For in St. Andrew's parish in London the church record for the year 1520 shows eight pence paid 'for hire of the angel on Palm Sun day.' "However, angels became a drug on the market or else the quality of angels dete- the heart of the author are sufficient guaran tee of the value of the book. Houghton, Mifflin & Co., Boston; St. Paul Book and Stationery company. Cloth; price, $1.26. • * * "The Unseen Hand, by Lawrence L. Lynch, author of "Shadowed by Three." is a mystery story of sufficient power to keep one chasing the phantom to the edge of the last page. It is published by Laird & Lee, of Chicago, and can be had in board covers for 80- cents, or in paper for 25 cents. St. Paul Book and Sta tionery company. LITERARY GOSSIP. "Sour Saints and Sweet Sinners," by Dr. Carlos Martyn. This is a sharp, caustio description of parochial life, written from the inside, by a pen as keen as Dean Swift's or Junius'. The well-known author run"* the gamut from candidating, throligh the "unco quid," to church politics. Every clergyman and every church officer will be Intensely in terested in this volume. Pictures are painted with pre-Raphaelitlc finish and fidelity, and with wit and satire enough to furnish a dozen books. We commend this work as unique of its kind. The Sour Saints may ob ject, but the Sweet Sinners will overrule tlie objection, and the public will buy the book. F. Tennyson Neely, publisher. New York and London. • • • "A Brief Tn'trodtiction to Modern Philos ophy," by Arthur Kenyon Rogers, Ph. D., is published by the Maemlllan company. Prof. Rogers has attempted to show how the problems of philosophy arise from the presuppositions of our ordinary beliefs and. practical needs, and what are the most sig nificant solutions that have been given to them by modern thought. It thus alms to furnish a general survey which shall be use- ' ful to the student as ' an introduction to a philosophical training, i • * * There has been much comment concerning the title of the novel upon which Beatrice Harraden has so long been engaged, and which is at last completed and about to be published. It was to have been called, "I, too, have passed through Wintry Terrors." This Is a line from one of William Watson's poems. She now has betaken herself to Holy Scripture, and appears to have finally adopt ed as her title, "The Fowler." "Our soul is escaped as a bird out of the snare of the fowlers." The book Is to be published by the Black woods, in Edinburgh, and by Dodd, Mead & Co.. in New York. • » * "Fighting for Humanity; or, Camp and Quarter Deck," by Gen. O. O. Howard, the American Havelock, who, a delegate of the Christian commission to the encampments, hospitals and ships', visiting soldiers and sea men, has put his> observations and sketches into book form under the title of "Fighting for Humanity; or, Camp and Quarter Deck." His reviewer says: "The book could not be better." The work affords graphic pen pic tures of the pavilions, the tabernacles, the hospital tents, with camp life, the saloons and their antidotes, of men-of-war and transport ships, of Clara Barton and her work, of the Cubans, and the closing chapter contains an estimate of Gen. Shatter and some interest ing Items touching his campaign and battle. F. Tennyson Neely, publisher, Xew York and London. • • • Lothrop Publishing company have in press for early issue "Tales of the Malayan Coast," by Rounsevllle Wildman, United States con sul at Hong Kong. Mr. Wildman's connection - with the stirring affairs in the far East, his association with Agulnaldo, the Filipino chief, and his intimate connection with Dewey's victory and the progress of the war In the Philippines will give to his stories an espe cial interest. The book is timely, and no one better knows the Malayan coast than Con sul Wlidman. • * * The timely topic of Mormon polygamy, and the opinions of the late Brigham Young and various Mormon wives regarding It, Is tact fully discussed by Mrs. Frank Leslie In an illustrated article which is one of the prin. clpal features of Frank Leslie's Popular Monthly for March. The Nicaragua canal project— past, present and futjjre— is ably dis cussed by E. A. Fletcher, whose contribution has the advantage of being thoroughly well Illustrated. "Queen Wilhelmina and Women's Work in Holland," by S. M. D'Engelbronner, Is full of personal and literary, as well as pictorial interest, which is squally true of "Sketching from Nature," bj- H. Vllliers Barnett. Thomay R. Dawley Jr., famous for his hair-breadth escapes while campaigning with Gomez in Cuba, tells some thrilling stories of that veteran hero and the late Gen. Quintin Bandera. "A Skein of Silk" Is a charming illustrated paper, by W. C. Kitchin, describing silk-worm culture In Japan. Tho "Woman In Action" article tells about the fair sex in Wall street. Bret Harte and Egerton Castle head the fiction writers In Frank Les lie's Popular Monthly, and there are com plete stories this month by Mary J. Holmes (illustrated by Wenzell), «"d Etta W. Pierce rlorated, for in 1637 the hire was only four ■— **^ 1— ■ ■*-— -p^m^m^^mui™ i pence." "^^^^^"^■^^* ,^^^^^^^^^^^M"s'*"*""-"-b*'"-b» •* • n "A curious custom survived In the English A -*j /^^ --"1 .j court until the Hanoverian succession. Dur- A _fM __ _ _ a — -^ L ,-'; > ing Lent no beli was rung In the palace, but IM £ ■ » J » 8 M)D /▼ /_B ~^%^% "tiftl P /"^» <f"^ I a most Important official, called the 'King's /■■l «/ /I nil 1""^ j/'H | | _ r~^__ I Cock-Crower,' appeared before tho king /""ll R W W SJB H |lU|j ' Iff J 1t1? S&. J 9 and crowed the hour. * _l f Wil X/ 1 vU' | "Prince Oeorge was about to sit down to a r supper on Ash Wednesday when a gorgeously r ~~— **; attired official entered and with the greatest dignity and Infinite realism crowed ten times. r~N 11 v / * The German prince thought It was intended Cj OWI Dy & CO. an- _^tmm\ I as an Insult, and the custom was forthwith yf^^kj k WmJ 4 i , jSkSXStt "The custom ot eating hot cross buns at JOEL W^ £ innin g tomorrow, they If j7 Easter is of very early origin. The pagan =;^§B^^^^k will exhibit* in tbr'tr /^h^S^^. Saxons were lv the habit of eating cakes at /fwrnX^ xl_W&Wt&' ' «•»"-»* /* S^W_^B_f^_^ a that season in honor of some heathen pod- JfflmfiSSkmt. W§XT Cl*lilfIl"Pn'«» n^n-irtnifnt syi. PfiSSxtaßKi/mm desa, which shocked the good bishops might- jSf^s?Pi'w"-™-'MMM |M^^fiagaHßDi practice of cake eating, for the salvation of _Wr l»E?l§iS'«vfa C»». *"8 "J-**"** **-^ 1 fT*» *->.•£■ \ SHI E the souls of tho pagans they marked the j FT _^^^^^T Z_^€??l. 11l Ol W^> OX il heathen cakes with a cross. tvUn ' _ftifflM_W_\ *■ \ IrW "Hut even the custom of hot cross buns Is . piBBpW \ w*fr££^£*i^f going the way of so many other quaint us- j l/'tißmaKSs' W\ $ \ "?^Bpplfir-£ ages. In a few years even In Brittany the j / //||/|jfflra'/i||™/ ffv/\?7r* %». s-cmsSsS distinctions of Ijent will have died away, and \ ilillfcyS^; ■.ti'lW.'i I RHoB V S ""ilffffii England will be as devoid of Lenten cus- I'i'Bj i _■ I ' &J?\J V fc^/ lgfl^is toms as America is today." 1 V l" *1 FACT, FAD, PHILANTHROPY. Jl^ WncfjQ||Jf C JfW In the beautiful cathedral of Exeter, Eng- |l f f U*3ll. &Jj[lll!_s frfr^ land, there is a woman's window. All the SS> women of Devonshire have contributed toward , i • i v. mi the price of this window, and the idea carried IOT WlllCll they Will receive advance Orders for delivery I out In the design Is the "Consecration of ', . , . * j an ranks, character and gifts of women to at any time to suit the purchaser. Samples include the I the services of the Lord." The women of -the j ... Scriptures who are represented In the groups newest IlOVeJtieS in....... of figures on the window are Miriam, carry ing her timbrel and standing for art; the fDA^HP<J IMDnDTPH CII IS Cr»Aa UC? o Queen of Sheba, Impersonating rank and In- V/IV./\OI I L,O, liTir-^K. 1 CkJ Olt^lV WKAjilCb, tellect; Lydia, selling the purple cloth and i*"l A I ATO A C I iMr-'ivi^r embodying the spirit ot truth; the little UALA 1 CAS, JLlfNfclN!!? Israelite maiden for domestic service: Dorcas, the friend of the poor; Eunice and Timothy, an( J a \\ t ] le mQ5 _ popular Washable fabrics daitlt'llv made I who guard the home and supervise the young; ; » * ".^in_c "aiiiiuy iiicn.it Martha and Mary, showing true friendship; an d exquisitely trimmed. The samples will be on ex- Sarah and Ruth, the glory of Israel and light n ' aauj^ica win ut, on CX of the Gentiles, the woman with the box of hibition until March 20th, when samnles will be returnpH ointment and the widows of Nain and j L ivmiin.u Sare P ta - to the manutacturers and orders filled promptly. We a teacioth, highly prized by Lady curzon, invite you to call and make your selections has the names of all her titled London ac- * ' ' quaintances embroidered upon it. It Is, of ,_ - course, of the fluent linen, but Is perfectly j _ plain, with a deep hemstitched border. Her j _. friends have written their names diagonally | Ihe IWO I llOUSand Exclusive Patterns in across the border, and these she has had em- i — - The newest piece of jewelry is called a ••••JUril/llvt3 (Jifllt I VI A I*3 1 IA 1 ldln3«too "memory ring." It is designed to be worn by . those forgetful people whose mfmories, need ~ -' ! constant jogging, it is of gold or silver, and i n imported Oxfords and Madrases are still on evhihitinn has tiny rings to which pendants may be at- r u "-' w tXI n - 511 - 1 uu exillOlClOll. I tached like charms or bangles. These trifles are in the form of small rabbits, frogs, Hz- : ards, turtles, cuts and a variety of other con ceits, all to stand — or hang — for the article *%.<** Jf \ to be remembered. Horology, as one of the " »l/i&/m*n-& * / t I industrial arts, has come to be recognized and n _ Tf *IT/^L^/ y/^rt-^J Esrii. , K» u r^s ,, _r2: Drnlbr \ Co., (MC&4V/C \MHM\ Bradley Institute, or Polytechnic, at Peoria, fe _*t/* 'ffirttlAv XS \ ' 111., Uiat has a department of horology, an ■ ftM-JSHa^^-^y**' - * *^^^/ \ I entire building being devoted to the study of this art. * D ,B n ir. r co^r^wn, ra .ke Ladies' Knox Hats for 1899 Are Now In. a permanent cure in all cases of cough, or »iwn ''•• I cold on chest or lungs. It will cure when — other remedies have failed. Price only 28c. tFWEKTW mm ** m *'«*' *•*■*•*- i -u"*juiAMMßtnMßm!n»^«u-.i.u. I,.ij,1 ij,^ M:BBI[ 1 (Illustrated by Rosenmeyer). "Marginalia" contains some spicy contributions by R. K. ' Munklttrick and others. The fine art repro ductions in thia number are profuse and beaai tlful. MARCH MAGAZINES. ATLANTIC MONTHLY. "A Wholesome Stimulus to Higher Politics." "9o*me Cranks and Their Crotchets," John Fiske "Our Contemporary Ancestors in the South ern Mountains," William Goc<lell Frost, "Talks to Teachers on Psychology," 11., Will iam James. "Reminiscences of Julia Waa-d Howe," IV., Julia Ward Hiowe. "Co-mida, An Experience In Famine," Frank Norri-j, , "PfeST3ent Eliot as an Edueatdonal Reform er," William De Witt Hyde. "The Kindergarten Child— After the Kinder garten," Marlon Hamilton Carter. "An Evicted Spirit," Marguerite Merington. "Chief," James B. Hodgkin. "The Autobiography of a Revolutionist," VI., P. Krc-potkin. "The Vital Touch in Literature," John Bur roughs. "Writers That Are Quotable," Bradford Tor rey. "A Winter Holiday." Bliss Carman. "The Largest Life." Archibald Lampman. "Benediotus," Julie M. Lippmann. "Such Is the Death" the Soldier Dies," Robert Burns Wilson. "The Upbuilding of the Theater," Norman Hapgood. "Experiences of a War Censor," Grant Saulres. THE CENTURY. "At the Court of an Indian Prince," R. D. Mackenzie. "The Bond of Blood," Will H. Thompson. . "Heroes of the Railway Service." I. Notes From Experience. Charles De Lano Hine. 11. General View, Gustav Kobbe. Sonnets: "The Duomo," "The CathedTail Mur mur," Edith M. Thomas. "Via Crucls," a romance of the second cru sade, V., F. Marion Crawford. "Poor Llttde Jane," John Vance Cheney. "Alexander's Victory at Issus" (Alexander the Great), Benjamin Ide Wheeler. "A Temple of Solomon," Margaret Sutton Briscoe. "Reciprocity," Mnry A. Mason. "Gilbert Stuart's Portraits of Women," Charles Henry Hart. "The Winslow at Cardenas." J. B. Bemadou, Lieutenant, U. S. N. "Silence," Peter McArthur. "Cable-Cutting at Cienfuogos." by the com mander of the boat expedition, Cameron McR. Winslow. Lieutenant, U. S. N. "British Experience in the Government of : Colonies," James Bryce. "Gen. Sherman's Tour of Europe," Gen. W. T. Sherman. "The Century's American Artists Series," Arthur Hoeber. "Pilgrims of Mecca," Mary Hallock Fwrte. "The Sinking of the Merrlmac," Part IV., Richmond Peairson Hobson, Naval Con structor, U. S. N. "Scenes In the Spanish Capital," Arthur Houghton. "The Capture of Manila," 1., Crossing the Pacific and Landing Near Manila, Francis V. Greene. Major General, U. S. V. "The W'ocdhaven Goat," Harry Stillwell Ed wards. - - "Topics of the Time." "Open Lettrs." "In Lighter Vein." HARPER'S MONTHLY. "The Spanish-American War," Part 11., "Th» Coming of War," by Hon. Henry Cabot Lodge, United States senator from Mas sachusetts. "Hearts-Ease Over Henry Heine," a poem by Sarah Piatt. ""On the Steps of the City Hall," a rtory by Brander Matthews. "Major General Forrest at Brice's Cross- Roads," by John A. Wyeth, M. D. "Storm and Calm," a poem, by Helen Hay. "Their Silver Wedding Journey," a novel Part 111., by William Dean Howells. "English Characteristics," by Julian Ralph Stories In Verse— l., "A Woman's Hand;" 11. "At the Comedy;" 111., "A Tragedy, by Arthur J. Stringer. 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Afghanistan, IV., Gen. Sir Hugh Goug-h. G. C. 8., V. C. "A Month Among the Pines of Areachon," T. Andrea Cook. "The Silver Sku.ll." Chapters XIX.-XXI., S. R. Crockett. "For One Man's Pleasure," "Violet Fane." "From a Cornilsh Window," A. T. Qulller Couch. "Humours of the Month." ST. NICHOLAS. "In the Toy-Country," Mrs. Burton Harrison. "The Pirate Poodle." Verse. Carolyn Wells. "Apprentices of the United States Navy," Joseph Coblen-Iz Groff. "The Case of Mrs. Burrows," George Madden Martin. '"The Wheat That Drowned the City," E. W. C. "When the Old Toys Were Young," Chapters IX., X., E. H. House. "The Best Game We Play," Verse, Annie C. Steele. "A Piece of News," Verse, Margaret John son. "Dorothea Puts the Room in Order," Julia Darrow Cowles. "The Taming of Little Pleasant," Mary Tracy Earh-v "The Story of Betty," Chapters V., VI., Caro lyn Wells. "The So'e Survivors," Chapter IX., Gerrge A. Henty. "How We Helped Uncle Sam Prepare For War," Henry La Motte, U. S. N. 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