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VOL. I,V. NO. 40.
THE ARGUS, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 0, 1005.
PAGES 9 JTO 12.
ROCK
MLAMB
SEA LEVEL OR
MONT, the im
portant sub
ject with
which the congress
that ha Just opened
will have to ileal 1
that of the Panama
rana!. Whether it
it will lie a sea level
canal or a canal
with locks is yet an
open question. Ir
the latter plan be
JOH r. TEVE.a.
Adopted, then the question of bow high
alvve sea level It shall le remain- to
be decided. Then there Is the plan of
M. llunau-Varllla. who advocate a
strait of Panama" to divide the west
ern continent like another llosporus
and which, he declare, would be the
liest and eventually the cheapest water
May through the isthmus. His idea is
that the canal should first le construct
ed witli a summit level 13o feet alove
the M-a and with dam and locks. This
lie thinks, could lie done in alout four
years, and the caual could be opened to
ommerce. It would then be niakiug
money, and while ships went on their
way the process of lowering the level
to the sea could go on until there was
n ship canal from the Atlantic to the
Pacific forty-tive fet deep anil ru
feet wide.
It is conceded by the advocates of a
mm level canal that it will require
much more time and money for Its -on-t
ruction than a lock caual would. The
estimated cost of such a waterway la
$2."VO.(i ". . and the time in which It
could !e constructed Is put at fifteen
years. The advisory board of engineers
ha reported in favor of this plan, and
its decision was reached Iy h vote In
which eight stixnl for the sea level plan
and live for the lock caual. The five
engineers who voted for a lock canal
will submit a minority rejM.rt. and the
president will lay the two reports be
fore the canal commission and the
chief engineer of the canal for cousid
eration. The foreign members of the
advisory btard were all for a sea level
canal, but in the minds of rive out of
the eight American engineers the ad
vantages of such a canal were not suf
ficient to outweigh the delay involved.
The appropriation, of XJHtO.WHj
which congress made at the time it
was decided to go ahead and build a
canal at Panama has now- been ex
pended. Of this $ jo, k t.i too went to
IIIEOIXUtr V. KIIONT8.
pay the French claims. The sum of
$ i , n m m went to the republic of
Panama, and much of the remaining
Jlo.ooil.ooii has been s petit in surveys,
in the purchase of supplies, in work in
Culebru cut and in aanltatiou. Secre
tary Taft and a party of congressmen
made a trip to the Isthmus to iuspeet
the progress of the enterprise last
spring. The shire P. Shonts has lie
coine chairman of the commission, uud
John l Stevens has succeeded John
II. Wallace as chief engineer. Cousid
erable work has lnen doue in the Cule
bra cut. where the French started work
under Io Lesscps. This has to ! done
whether a sea level or a lock caual is
dug. for the way must le cut through
a mountain range, ami. though the ca
nal crosses this range at its lowest
point, the hit's In the neighborhood are
over "i"" feet above sea level.
Ioirgc and jterplexing as are the engi
neering problems In connection with
the enterprise they are hardly so dls
cc; raging a the problem of labor. Iu
tlmately eouuected with this subject Is
that of sanitation, for it is evident that
If the death rate of those working on
the project is high its et will lie pro
lortionately great. The native work
lueu are very lazy. It is suggested that
the lest resclts could ie accomplished
with negroes from the southern states
If they could In tersuadd to emigrate
In sufficient numbers, but just there
lies the difficulty. Although the em
ployment of Ital
ians. Hungarians
and Poles in large
numbers has been
urged, it is a ques
tion whether they
could long withstand
the climate, aud the
present chief eari
neer Is understood
be in favor of
having the canal
rFt kctakt w. ii. ,iUJ. ,y Chinese coo
Taft. nCit r0 U;ake the
men at present employed in the en
terprise as common laborers letter
rontented w ith their lot the commission
rot long since contrived to import a
Cargo of wives and sweethearts. Tlie
-. ,,- I
L-IJV 1 to
LOCKS FOR PANAMA CANAL
Erst shipload came from Martinique,
and the women were welcomed by the
American families and employed as
.TO-fks and general servants until they
ectireil husbands.
STY LES OF THE DAY.
rke Tailor Oare More a. Power.
Haadaome farrlase I)rti.
Tailor mades are having a rush. Now
that short skirted suits hnve lteen so
thoroughly accepted and bid fair to
last a year or so linger would it were
possible to say for nil time, so far as
trect costumes go those who held ou
to walking skirt that had to be held
up on the sides no longer hesitate to
order the present correct style for
street wear for all but ceremonious oc
casions.
It Is understood that black cloth cos
mines are to le greatly In vogue once
more. There is nothing that quite
comes u; to them whenever a quiet
elegance is required and a certain le
coming dressiness. Hut, while black
suits appeal to matrons especially aud
of all ages, it cannot le denied that the
younger set once out of their teeus
sometimes look their best lu them.
But. on the other hand, they are not
so likely to forswear the lieautiful new
colored cloths which In jolnt of fact
represent their youth and beauty to
perfection and give so animated an ex
pression of color to winter day assem
blages. Hacks of bodices are still desigued
upon extremely graceful lines. Many
are the original directions of the lines
mentioned, but all off them tend to
the latest idea of keepiug the back In
ts natural flatness. Hut where those
boulder blade lines have lnen distort
ed by one cause aud another the ef
fort Is to obviate too plain an exposi
tion of ihetn. It has come to be rccog
niyed In foreign countries that Amer
ican women may be known anywhere
by their straight flat back.
The carriage coat of the accompany
ing cut Is of silver gray leaver clott
with revere, cuffs of Ivory satin anG
marine blue velvet, antique silver but
tons, silver braid, Chinese silver em
broidery aud ivory satin vestees. The
coat has loose fronts and a back wilt
11 Lias seam at the center below an em
pire yoke. Narrow velvet straps.
stitch-d on loth edges, outline the yoke
ami lorder the coat, interlacing at tho
corners. The side seams are slashed,
almost to the waist line, the space
crossed by double ends of the braid.
Hraid loops fasten over the buttons at
the front.
A driving costume Ls also show u with
a coat of tan broadcloth and a blouse
waistcoat of tan and greou plaid cloth,
green velvet collar, buttons and crush
girdle. Tan chiffon cloth plaitings bor-
ler the top cuff and form a lower cuff.
The coat back is fitted and the fronts
are loose. The double breasted waist-
oat is attached at side seams and at
neck. The tlges of the shoulder collar
and the pocket hems are t itched. The
lining is tan taffeta. The circular skirt !
Is green cheviot of the shade of the
plaid In walking length. A toque in
green felt and velvet with parrot
wings complete the costume. Vogue.
Applr Slump.
Par', core and thinly slice sufficient
mellow, tart apples t make one quart.
Place them iu a well greased deep
ddi. adding sugar according to their
tartness and one half of a cupful of
water- Make a biscuit dough with one
pint of flour, one tablespoon ful of but
ter, a pinch of salt, one teaspoonful of
baking powder and sufficient sweet milk
to mix. Koll out to tit the dish, place
it over the top of the apples and steam
for one hour and a half, or cover close
ly and place in a moderate oven for one
hour, uncovering for the last twenty
minutes. Serve with sugar and cream
Table Talk.
Faablon'n I'rhort.
Plaid aud striHl mohair combined
with plain fabrics suggest attractive
school frocks.
Tucks are favorite trimming for thiu
and soft goods.
I "lose fitting coats promise to le the
popular outer garment of the winter.
Feather hats, feather boss and muffs
are a feature of some of the autumn
costumes.
The new soft velvet known ns chiffon
place is attractive for waists.
Iirire buttons covered w ith the same
cloth as the dress, or velvet or harmo
nizing shade, embroidered or In leather,
are used In the decoration of smart
redingoies or direct oire coats. This
class of costume Js the popular idea at
present.
Hraids. buttons and embroideries are
conspicuous in the new furs. -
Skirts of walking costumes will be
worn short for the street aud in many
cases for visiting and for church.
The circular skirt, with fullness it
the luck and mu h flare around the
foot. Is stylish.
AGAINST GRAFTERS.
Jab B. Mora a of Boaloa aad Hla j
Kleetioa aa District AUorarr.
One of the surprises of the Novera
ber elections was the choice of John
It. Moran as district attorney of Suf
folk county. Mass., the county in which
the city of Boston is located. His elec
tion was even more remarkable than
that of William Travers Jerome In
New. York, for Moran not only ran as
an 'Independent, but was opposed by
Michael J. Sughrue. a candidate who
had leen nominated by loth the lie
publicans and the Iomocrnts. Nobody
had any idea that Mornu was going to
be elected. The bar was agaiust him,
and the newspapers not only gave him
no siipiort. but paid only slight atten
tion to his canvass. Hardly auy one
treab-d it seriously, yet Mr. Moran de
feated Mr. Snghrue by over 4 votes,
lie was counsel for Thomas W. I.aw
sou in the recent gas investigation in
lioston. aud. like I-awson. he adopted
the plan of buying advertising space
in the newspajters for his appeals to
the public. The people read his ads..
c f -i
JOHN 11. MORAS".
and the latter won their votes. Mr. Mo
ran fought his cumpaigu single banded,
paid his own expenses, hired the halls
for his nu'Ctings and mortgaged a life
insurance policy to get the money for
campaign bills. It is said he was en
joying a practice worth .SI.VHhi a year.
and as district attorney his salary will
Ik only sr.xm.
The district attorney elect is a native
of the old Hay State and was Itorn iu
Wakeliold in ls.V.1. He is a graduate of
Phillips-Kxeter academy and of the
lioston I'niversity Law scho A. is un
maiTied, belongs to numerous chilis
uid has a reputation as a boxer.
There is a story that when Motau
started the practice of law he slept iu
l blanket on the floor of his office until
he could ai'iord a lounge ami lived on
bread and water until he got his flrst
retainer of .?!.".
RAISING TIES.
Great CouaauiptloM of Wood Drives
Hallways lota Forestry.
Within the past two years," said a
prominent Pennsylvania railroad offi
cial, "we have planted about S0MM
MEN AND WOMEN
v- rr-..'.l fII A III, II S E.J
r-ML TOWNSF.NI..
who represents
the Second congres
sional district of
I
Michigan aud has
just !eguu his sec
ond term iu the
house of representa
tives, jumped' into
fame by framing a
UAliLEs E. TOW N -
fEXI).
measure for the reg
ulation of railway
rates. As a member
of the house interstate commerce com
mittee he submitted a proposed law ou
this subject, and it was combined with
that of Kcprescutative Ksch to make
the Ksch-Townsond bill, which passed
the house last winter. He is one of
the props of the administration in the
house this scssiou. Mr. Townsend is
a native of Michigau ami was born in
Jackson county in l-".i. lie studied at
Michigan university and began the
practice of law in Jackson iu lMt.1.
W hen Mr. Tow usetid was making his
first canvass for election to congress
he visited a household where the voter
was not in sight, but where a busom
woman and six children were very
much in evidence. It has lteen said
that the man is the head of the family,
hut that the wom.ni is the neck and
can turn the head at will. s the con
gressional aspirant started in to have
the woman turn the support his way.
Every child was tossed into the air
and kissed. The !est looking oues re
sembled the mother, and the others
were very sturdy.
The last one to receive the political
hazing had a red top and a face frec
kled like a turkey egg. He squared
awity on his bare feet after leing re
leased and pipc-d:
"Say, mister, why don't you kiss
mother too? Fred Wood and Rob
IJrasrg did when they was here. Guess
they don't know yet that she's a wid
der." John Jacob Ksch. the Wisconsin con
gressman who Is one of the president's
lieid marshals In the matter of railway
rate legislation, bad the good fortune
) trees. ' most ly locusts, averJrgtug about
40U to the acre, iu rows ten leet apart.
The trees thus planted are seedlings
two or three years old and have cost
an average of S cents a tree, put in the;
gTound. We have planted about 4oX
O0U more this fall and exiect to plant
from 3U.000 to rrfW.(M seedlings every
year aud keep ou doing it nntil we have
covered ail the available territory be
longing to the road.
"It is not the intention of the compa
ny to raise all of the t'es necessary for
its use in future repairs and construc
tion, but we hope by our own example
to stimulate an interest among land
owners along the line, so ihat they will
plant trees In the fields that are not
good for anything else, lx-ust. chest
nut, white oak and yellow pine, which
make the lest ties, will grow almost
anywhere In Pennsylvania, and there
are vast areas of unoccupied lauds
that might be made fairly profitable
in this way. Some of it was formerly
cover.! with timber, and most of it is
idle.
"Although it takes a long time for a
tree to grow. I do not know of auy liet
ter investment for such otherwise use
less property. It costs only lout S
cents to plant a tree, and it requires
little attention. One man can look
after n.Kn or 4.M acres and have
plenty of time left to take care of other
business. liven if he may not live to
enjoy the results of his lalor. any one
who plants a thousand acres of trees
will leave something as goo.! :is life
insurance to his children. The demand
for ties win never cease. leu years
from now we shall want as many as
O.OOo.bO ties every year on the Penn
sylvania alolae, and it will pay the
farmers along our lines to plant every
vacant acre they have with locusts,
chestnuts, white oak or yellow pines."
Philadelphia Press.
Itallroad tiuildlna; Extraordinarr,
One of the most interesting pieces of
railway construction now under way
in the south ls the Key West extension
of the Florida Kast Coast railway, says
the Engineering News. This new lino
will follow the outlyiug Florida keys
for nearly their whole length, and
about thirty miles of it will be over
what is now open water. Two types of
construction are required. One Is em
bankment construction on, land and iu
shallow water. andVthe other is re-enforced
concrete arch viaduct construc
tion over deeper water. Altogether
there will be over six miles of the via
duct work iu four stretches varying
from one mile to two miles iu length.
Writing TrlfKraiili In ItauUn.
I'rofessor'f Oray's wonderful inven
tion, now some ten to tifteen years old.
by which it is possible to reproduce
handwriting automatically at a dis
tance, is just finding practical applica
tion, after having been regarded for
many years lis a scientilic toy. Its si
lent and easily concealed operation
finds application in the banking busi
ness, as it enables the paying teller to
ascertain from the bookkeeping de
partment without apparent communi
cation the condition of a depositor's
balance. Similar uses are found In
large mercantile establishments, where
information is mysteriously furnished
in regard to customers credits New
York World.
WHO FIGURE PROMINENTLY IN NEWS
: partlcip.nt' in drawing tue- ttill on
this sub.b'ct which
passd the house
of rpresentartves
last winter. He
was not particular
ly well known un
til the railway rate
problem came to
the front, but his
knowledge of that
subject constituted
his opiiortuuity. He
hails from a state
JOHN J. t&t II.
where the question
of regulating the railroads has 1cpu an
issue for a number of years, and a very
live issue at that.
Ilcpresentative Ech is smooth shav
en and has a very strong, pleasing
face. He was Itorn of Oerman parent
age in Monroe county. Wis.. In 1801,
graduated from the high school of Lis
native place and also from the state
university. He engaged for three years
lu teaching and while showing the
young idea how to shoot began the
study of law, graduated from the law
department of the state university in
iss;; and was city treat urer of Sparta
in INS.".. He has been active iu the
national guard of the state and has
served as judge advocate general, with
the rank of colonel. This is his fourth
term in the house of representatives.
Ralph Peters, the new president and
general manager of the Long Island
railroad, has a new joke which he de
clares was cabled to him from Paris,
says the New York Times. It has to
do with the attempt to assassinate
King Alfonso of Spain when he was
riding through Paris iu a carriage with
I 'resident I-oubet of France.
"Whom are they affer';" Mr. Peters
declares the king asked the president.
"After you, my dear Alfonso," re
plied the French thief executive with
out a smile.
When Norway separated from Swe
den there was talk at once of giving
some prominent office in the new gov
ernment to the famous explorer, scien
tist - mxl oatriot. Fridtjof Nansen.
r 1 , if i -
STRUGGLE TO CONTROL RAILWAY RATES
THE contest ovrr the question cf
railroad rates overtop In in
terest everything else up f:r
discussion in the present con
gress, and biJs fair to U the most ex
citing of any struggle witnessed in
some time in the national halls of legis
lation. The battle may be said to hav?
begun last winter, to have leen con
tinued Iuriug the recess of congress in
the newspapers and on the rostrum,
aud now to be joined again Avhere the
contest must be fought out. at the na
tional capital itself. The administra
tion plan for a body vested with pow
ers to make fair rates won a victory
last winter In the house of representa
tives, where the bill bearing the names
of Congressman Ksch of Wisconsin
aoil Congressman Townsend of Michi-
: ft?
SENATOR KJEXS35r W. ALDBICH.
gau passed by a large :u;.; :i!y. Ie:no-rat.-:
uniting with Hopubiscans i:i its
support :uil only a few scattering votes
being cast against it. V.'lien it went to
the senate it eil" luuicrcd ol.st:H-!es to:
great to be overome at that time, aud
the Fifty-eighth congress went out of
existence without enacting info law
this most important measure. Hurlncj
the summer the friends of railway rate
reform rallied tin ir forces, imd the rail
roads and the interests allied witlitheni
did the same. I luring the interval be
tween the expiration of the Fifty-eighth
congress and the assembling of the
Fifty-ninth the somite committee on
interstate commerce held sessions and
t :ok testimony, the interstate com
merce commission made investigations
with a view of aiding in the silution
of the problem and the subject was
discussed iu the press, on the platform
of Chautauqua assemblies and at other
public gatherings.
As the Fsch-Townsend measure did
not become law the matter must be
taken up anew from the beginning, ami
the assembling of the Fifty-ninth con
gress found the friends of railway rate
reform eager to proceed with the en
actment of the new bill. Messrs.
1'syljL ami Townsend mv si "ri in the
There was ecu a N.i:. sen presidential
boom, to use an A: icricau p'iia.'.e. when
it was supposed that the g i-c;-:ii;:cnt
to be formed might I e a republic rather
than a monarchy. IP w.is ;ils. men
lioncd for the pot of minister of Nor
way t the Foiled States. l!o.vecr,
he lias been chosen as iniuistis" t iCreat
P.ritaiu. It seems that, in Connection
with the agitation for the independence
of Norway, I r. Nanscii went to Eng
land and carried on a campaign of en
lightenment there for the benefit of tho
l'.ritish public. Tho ft ntiment thus cre
ated proved of ad
vantage to the Nor
wegian cause when
the separation from
Sweden came.
Although known
to the world at
large chiefly as au
explorer. Nanscn's
activity in his own
land iu Itchnlf of
of his
has
been such as to en
dear him t them In
nn utiu.-ual degree.
lit:, h.idtjok
J. AN.-KN.
and the courage he once displayed in
penetrating the ice fields of the .-irctic
he evinced again' in leading the way
along the adventurous pathway of Nor
wegian independence.
Some years ago when Nansen was in
America he told a story of one of bis
countrywomen who Journeyed to tho
United States In search of employment.
She was taken into a household as a
cook, but failed to give satisfaction.
Nearly everything t-he undertook ended
in failure, and finally the lady of the
house asked dtivrately:
"Hilga, is th re unjihiiig you can
do?"
"Yees." retqtonded Hilga with a grin.
"Ay can milk reindeer."
Frederick A. Ibirnham. president of
the Mutual Keserve Life Insurance
company, who has figured in the in
vestigation of insurance matter which
the Armstrong legislative committee is
making.. has o-cuuiea hi present t-ost
tCuitttinurd on Page Ttrthe.)
tw It ii
L ;.' "S
ft : :
U J
.',;-v-ts.r tftv.
fcl'H the interests
" countrymen
president's 'field marshals in the lower
branch of congress.
In the senate the course of railway
rate reform Is tteset with greater obsta
cles now. as it was in the previous ses
sion, owing to the streugth of the rail
way element in that body. A bill has
been prepared, with the aid of the in
terstate commerce commission, which
Is said to represent the ideas of the
administration as to the kind of a law
which would prove effective. Senator
Foraker, who has all along oppose I
the president's idea of giving rate mak
ing powers to the interstate commerce
commission, has prepared a bill ex
pressing his own ideas of a conserva
tive measure on this subject. He Is
one of the meinlters of the senate in
terstate commerce committee, which
has charge of bills on tho subject of
railway rates. The other members are
Stephen 15. Elkins of West Virginia,
Shelby M. Cullom of Illinois. Nelson
W. Aldrich of Khodo Island. John Kean
of New Jersey. Jonathan P. Iiolliver
of Iowa. Moses E. Clapp of Minnesota,
Joseph II. Millard of Nebraska. Itenja
min It. Tillman of South Carolina, An
sel m J. McLaurin of Mississippi. Hd
ward W. Carmaek of Tennessee. Mur
phy J. Foster of Louisiana and Frauds
;. Newlands of Nevada. Senator El
kins is chairman, and he made his for
tuue largely through railroads and is
fouuusl as in sympathy with their side
of the question. The foremost antago
nist of railway rate legislation in tho
senate, however, is Senator Aldrich of
Khotle Island, who for years has lteen
the mainstay of corporation influence in
the upiier brauch of congress. Lincoln
Sfeffens. the magazine Writer, whose
Investigations of the "system" have
beeu carried on in many 'states, has de
voted much attention to the operations
of Senator Aldrich. who. he says, owns
lihode Islam!. The senator is the father-in-law
of John I. Rockefeller, Jr.,
he stands close to H. II. Rogers, vice
president of the Standard Oil company,
and is an all powerful factor ui the
circles of high finance. Senator Al
drich is sixty-four years old. he has
lteen in itolitics for thirty-five years
and has risen from alderman to sena
tor. He entered the house of repre
sentatives lu 1!T: and was promoted to
the senate In 11. He is an expert in
all matters relating to finance and hats
for years been chairman of the senate
finance committee. Though past three
score, the senator is well preserved
and athletic and devotes much time to
golf. He has a private course on his
Providence estate, and it has some
times been claimed that he is the cham
pion golf player of congress.
THE SEASON'S FURS.
Timely I for inn t ion nn to the Skins
Tit at Will IU- Host lu Vii!oi-.
Somehow women appear to think
thai, fur garments just grow during
the summer and ripen iu the fall ready
for litem to wear, l'uit it is during the
very hottest days of the summer that
the workers are busy on the fur coat-
aud neck pieces, and I can assure them
that the work is anything but pleasant
on account of the odor of the rancid
butter and olhr things preservative of
furs. Hut out of the workrooms now
come to the oaij.y bird tho new fur
wear. This season there are few long
tails hanging down, though there is a
sort of short fringe made of tails set
close together. Stole effects iu neck
wear are pri'crreil, it would seem, for
few of the neck pieces have any at
tempt at a collar. Some of the stoles
have halfway down a row or even two
of short tails. The rest is quite plain.
One very rich stole collar reaches but
to the waist line, aud each side is fin
ished off with a big ball made of the
fur. Two others art- hung by two tying
cords. This garment is made of black
lusirifiis fur. but I cannot say Jut
what It is. Others, however, are made
of Persian lamb and moire astrakhan,
but the preference seems to be for
smooth furs. Handsome stoles and vie
torines are made of flic rich ami lus
trous skunlc skins, than which nothing
!.- handsomer but real sable, and oven
flien it Is not easy to distinguish them
apart. These animals belong to the
same tribe a nil are so close iu their
family resemblance that sometimes it
requires an expert to say whic?i Is
which.
Chinchilla will have a considerable
vogue also, for It is such a becoming
fur that every one can wc;r (t. All
the marten., minks and furs of that
class will be employed mostly as col
lars anl revers to coats of closer fur, j
such as a Persian and astrakhan. Seal
will be very dear this season except lu
one or two old and conservative houses,
where they servo only old customers
and where they have thousands of
skins lu their cold storage vaults from
one year to a not Iter so that they do not
feel the fluctuations of the market.
Automobile Garments.
A quite new variety of fur garments
has leeii made necessary by the ad
vent of the automobile. For this kind
of wear all sorts of furs are used, and
It Is not unusual to find leopard, chee
tah and auother skin which looks to
the lay mind like the calf that once
uin a time was used to cover small
trunks. These coats are cut in a very
stylish mauner. even if ugly, and ar
finished with all the care bestowed on
the finest furt. And It would setJE
t.i.ic many nuycrs iikt1 sometmng quit
outre aud odd.
Coats are also made of cloth of one
kind or other, most often of the best
qu.diiy of cravenctte. lined with fur.
These tr.ake Ideal coats, for even wet
fur is not pleasant, and the cravenette.
being waterproof, protects the fur in
side. It is a very handsome material
also and does not in the least look like
a waterproof garment.
Now is the time for ladis who have
fnrs whose shajte Is out of date to have
them renunleled. Slaort jackets In Eton
shape, others wfth reefer fronts and
still others tight fitting are shown, as
the fashions In these excellent shapes
rarely change materially from one sea
son to another.
And Some In Velvet Gowns.
Silks aud velours' fairly stagger one
by their enormous quantities. Taffe
tas, pea ii do sole, satins, messaline sat
ins, peau do eygne. moire velours, pon
gees for house wear, eoliennes In all
colors and plaid silks in all kinds of
designs aud colon, some with satiu
bars over the silk, are seen. There an
also colored silk velvets called paon,
which means peacock and carries the
metallic lusters of that gorgeous
bird. We see crepe de chine, printed
silks, brocade effects, regular moires,
rich and fine, and chiffVui velours. The
colored vclutinas an nare in demand
than ever, for woaien have come to
rHogni.e tho fact that a go.nl vclutitm
ls far more satisfactory, both for wear
and apivearuuco. tlanu a cheap silk vel
vet, while to get llrst quality Lyons
velvet requires a liberal allowance.
The real velutina has the same close
nap. short and nierverir.til. which
makes it the equal of the l ons In ap
pearance, while eostrug less than a
tenth as much. This din's not include
ordinary velveteen, but refers only to
real vclutinas.
The new colors are beautiful, thoug'i
far noire showy and striking than
would have been adopted by the fash
ion of a few years ago. The purples,
browns and soft mole and mode colors
come next to black in popularity.
I'.eading of all kinds Is used ou every
thing, ltuglcs. larger beads and no
iid of cut jet applied directly on the
garments as well as in sot pieces nre
si-en. All kinds of jet jewelry art
fashionable. I og collars, all hl.vk r
mingled with colored stones, are prety
and becoming. OLIVE HARPER."
HER LOVER A PRINCE.
t'rauil Dut-lteHM Sttpltle Charlotte
int
i'.uiirrtir William'a Son,
The marriage of the Uerman emper
or's oldest son. the heir apparent to
the Jjurone, not verylong ago was a
" St jJt '"
1IIK OKASil 1L I1KKH Hoi-IUK C li AliLOlTt.
notable event. 'lfie ceremonies in con
nection with it were Imposing and pic
turesque. And now tin- kaUcr's second
son. Prince Eil el Fricdrich, is soon lo
take a wife.
According to all accounts, this for
tunate prince Is to have a bride of his
own choice. The ion - nice of his woo
ing of theliraml I'uchcs Sophie Char
lotte of Oldenburg s-cii,s to piftve that
royal love-making is not iieceasarily cut
and dried. It is said that "Eitcl Fritz"
and the Oram! Iuichess Sophie met for
the first time at the wedding of the
Herman crown piiiee lat summer,
when the duchess was the guest of her
grandmother, the Princess Frledrlch
Karl of Prussia. They were attracted
to each other from the beginning and, .
loth lieiug fond of yachting, found op
portunities to meet often In the races
at Kiel, where the'r acquaintance pro
gress to the sentimental stage. The
dtich-Ks Is better loot. in g than iist of
the young ladies of royal European
Louses, jind the t.iafch is a itopular one.
The fbllltra s-ll lhr Ma.
Pitcher Corridon. Catcher Abttott and
Fielder Knigcr of the Ililladelphia Na
tional h-ague have b-en oM to the To
ledo club for next season. The crack
third baseman Hatfield cf the Syraeu
flub has been drafted by the Bjtltlmont
club for text year.
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