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grew in a garden far
-zom the dust of the city street.
bad no dream that the uni ;erse
ld aught less pure and sweet
ifs virgia'self; so chaste was it,
night camqe down the lily lookied
.In the face of the stars and smiled;
a went t, sleep-:-' the sleep of death,
sthe so' of a lie child
back to the clasp of the Father-soul,
ntoiched and undefiled.
y bloomed on the highway close
the tread of tho sweeping throng;
Iore the gaze of a hundred eyes
Vhere burned the flame of wrong;
one.came by who tore its heart
Wth a ruthless hand and strong.
caught no glimpse of a garden fair,
M-Iihew no other nam
ra world that s "
an a world and bruised it so
ho le Of sin and shame;
hed. its spirit passed
e e shadows.came.
dWho eq y but the sheltered one
-Asullied -lower hal been
Its home been out on the highway close
-ro the path of sbame and sin?
d the other forever angel-white
Had it blossomed safe within?
Snbeth Gallup Perkins, in Boston
BY X ATWOOD STUART. [
The train rolled out of - more than
gyptian darkness and stopped sud
The flare of many lights, the- rum
ble and roar of traffie,and the throngs
people in the 'streets, proclaimed
station to be a city, and a grIat
-The passengers whose changing
ce of iestination is was, poured
-, pushing and jostling against a
earn of people coming in, for the
tain was a through one and the time
ong the last to reach the plat
was ung girl, clad in mourn
a stranger. She looked
ut h 'nderingly, . as -thou.,
the ion and noise and
- fusion she couldhaidly think
esently,by the intercession of the
master, she secuire a carriage
s0reached her destina
hieeause she so desired,in the
ents. she -fund herself in
-h Imaster o2 the
"in heheld the letter
ou come straight from
"How long has it taken you?"
he told him.
'And what is your name?"
7. .Humph! Don't fit your present
"How old are you?',
een my next birthday."
orothy, I suppose 'we shall
.ve i$~her stay."
:Let-hdr stay! and the pale orphan
girl, a mere child, without father or .
mother, was his own brother's daugh
ter, a stranger in a strange land al
~most, homeless and penniless; and
the Dunnings could have housed a
regimrent, and were fairly roiling in
- wealti .
*A-trembling with the strangeness
of the reception, scarcely comprehend
* ng the right and the wrong of the
whole matter, and already homesick,
timid little Wealthy stood with down
"cast eyes brimming over with tears,
while they so positively decided her
Mrs. Dorothy Dunning p)ut down
S"Come with me,"she said. Wealthy
followed to an apartment containing
two beds. Hore she was told she
iught sleep. "This bed will be
yours" indicating the bed containing
Kone child, "and you can have the care
-oY these three children," pointing to
Stie pther, in which were two, thr-ee
boys in all, sleeping soundly. -
"You can dress them in the morn- -
-nrg, hear.their prayers, and open the
'oom to*air. Then come to me and I
'will tell .you what next to do."
Wealtl-y silently acquiesced by an
inclination of the head.
'Left alone, she gave up,heartbroken,
.t~'o real, genuine grief.
"Oh, papa, papal" she sobbed, as
.she crept to bed at last, weeping.
;Poor little Wealthy!
"On the whole, it is quite as well,"
-said Mrs. Dunning, when she went
back to the drawing-room. 'We wilh
~discharge the present nurse for
Arthur, Rob and Joe, and she can
hery stead. She told you she was
S16, and she looks capable."
'ename will do very well fQr
servant," r-emarked Lou, the 4
daughter, and young lady of tbhe f&..uy,j
-Jooking over the top of her music
sheet. aevnt o
"Ahem!--hardiy asrat o
must remember she is your cousin,
-knoir," said Doctor Dunning,
4vinbg-..... slight twinge of con
S "She needn't try cousin-in *
~uttered Lou, turning.away to her
'n'affairs; and at the'eVd%f a week
-:~Dorothy Dunning had^ decided
~ee, and mentally vowed that
any Wealthy should forget the
uioship, and 'keep her place with
-h children:'and mind the housework,
wicshe could perform with such
- Weattly found'lherself one of
uses, w 'were employed to
Ae sir Dunning chil
ebeing the three
was considered beyond a nurse's care,
and never turned a hand over to
brighten anybody's life.
But there were gleans of bright
ness in Wealthy's life, after all.
Pleasant days she took the children
to the park, and, while she sewel and
minded them, she could also feast her
eyes on the beautiful trees and green
sward and the blue skies; so blue,
Wealthy thought; skies anywhere else
were never so blue as tnose. Little
by little she learned that the best of
us all, in one way or another, work
more or less,and she argued tuat, per
haps, hers was not such a hard loD as
it might have been, in spite of the
fact that she was obliged to be busy
at something all the time. She was
thanf =uor wat-sie-a, -andwoe
and sang and made the best of it.
And so it went on for six months.
July came and Doctor and Mrs.
Dunning and Lo - nent away to cool
"Doctor - Edwards is coining to
Birchlands this season," reported
Mrs.' Dunning at the end of 'eoe/,rt
ight. .. '
"Very wealthy family. Beri"rd
the oldest son, has studied in Europe
and has returned snd taken hi
father's practice. Every one is speak
ing of the celeorated Doctor Edward
.-an excellent parti for Lou.
Lou matched her pretty eyes wit12
prettier ribbons, and when he called
he rustled to greet him in, the fleecy
raiment that had cost WeaFty hours
Af patier.t ende4vor to think out, and
it, and make-a creature of a dream
xud fair to look upon, "as beautiful
s a fancy," Docter Edwards thought.
But in the chain of circumstances,
here were other incidents.
In tne city the oppressive heat was
elling on poor, puny Arthur, and one
lay Wealthy, nurse, housekeeper and
ommander-in-chief, found another
are on her hands, a sick boy.
Gently she quieted him, tenderly
he cared for him, but at dusk she
tood despairingly by his bedside,witb
the realization that the disp-se was
beyond the scope of her hnmediate
prescriptions and fully aware that the
boy was on dangerous ground.
What could she do? Send for her
incle? ,M.was miles away, and
Irthui m-i....te before his father
eached L9. r
Send for a doctor? Where? Neitherj
5he-nor any of the children knew.thej
ocation of any physician's office in
Speak to'the neighbors? Yes, but
t is August, and they aye~all away.
'Comjpletely bIa%,ed,i. -1is la'byndith
Looking haistiy out o iand
sh saw a bright light awy down the
street on the opposite side.
,17hat must be Doctor Edwards
thd I haYe heard so much about, I
kno w,v" ihe said. And shortly after
ward, Doctor Bernard Edwards, pro
fessional, indeed, but hanUdsome, fine
eyed and kind,was obeying an urgent
summons up the street.
He stayed all through the hot night
with the sick boy, soothing and help
in him and lightening for poor
Wealthy what otherwise would have
been a season of multitudinous terrows
-and when morning dawned once
again, Arthur's life was sa, ed.
And during that night he had be
come interested in the faithful, lovely
Doctor Edwards always looked
grim reality straight in the eye, and
he found out what her position was in
that house, and such a distaste for Lou
Dunning's frivolous beauty caine over
him at the disco ery that he hoped he
might never see her again.
He stamped and stormed a little
and in his righteous wrath he spoke
some certain truths of the Dunnings.
"It is too scandalously bad!" lie
"You might marry her," suggested
grouty old Doctor Edwards, who had
got the benefit of his soil's late re
"Have half , a mind to," said
Evidently he had a whole mind to;
for the next day, before the gray dusk
was fairly out of the sky, and long
before the children were awake,
Wealthy, standing weary and alone
by the chamber window, found her
self clasped tenderly in a pair of strong
arms. I.ovingly the tall doctor s tooped
and tenderly kissed the little girl.
"Wealthy,"he whispered, "Wealthy
look at me, darling! I have some
thing to teli you, and I want you to
answer me a question."
Somehow it took a long time; but
at the end of the narration, though
Wealthy was in a flood of tears, the
tired lhead rested against Doctor
Edward's breast, and with a joy that
could not be told,she answered "yes"
to his question.
When the Dunnings came back
there was a heavy gold ring on WVeal
thy's hand but Doctor Bernard Ed
wards called befoye they had time to
Sheto apologize for not keep
Sg my promise of returniug to Birch
'ood,but professional duties prevent
ed," lie said. "Perhaps, too, I should
make excuses for falling in love with
your niece, but that, also, I could not
'And before they realized what he
'vas doing he had taken Wealthy away
and married her, and she had left
Doctor and Mrs. Punning refer to
their niece as "My dear Wealthy."
does herself, indeed. "My
cousin Wealthy," she says, in speak
ing of her, "Doctor Edwards' beauti
But it was a corrective for the Dun
nings. They may not be less self
centred-that would be hardly pos
sible-but they are more discreet.
About 80 per cent. of the fishing
nets in Hokkaido, Japan, are made of
cotton thread. Cotton nets were first
i+mntrdue from Scotland in 188&
Three little girls., ..c&ry
Weary of books and play;
Sad is the world and dreary
Slowly the time slips away,
Sif little feet are aching.
Bowed Is each little head;
Yet they are up and shaking, o
When there is mention of bed.
Bravely they laugh and chattl
Just for a minute or two,
Then when they end their clitter
Sleep comes quickly to wo.
Slowly their eyes are closin.ei
irp drops each _
Three little maidsare .
Though they're not ready )ed.
That is their method ever- .
Nlght after night they .
Claiming they're sleepy ne
Never in need of rest;
Nodding and almost drea.,
Drowsily each little heaV r:
P"ll Is forever scheming ? k
'erely to keep out of bra -.
*A Child With a Good M :iory.
e other day a lady who lives oi
'gan street took her five-year-oh
cm,n to a photographer's to have hi
pictures taken. She was anxious-t<
se:-ure a good likeness at this parti
cular sitting because she wished t<
distribute the pictures among som4
friends who were then her guests.
The ch.ld's idea of the affair, how
ever, did not, apparently, harmoniz<
with thU- -f his mother. For whei
the r..... 4th the camera began t.
adjust the lens and direct it towari
little Edward that young person se
up what was unques'ionably a howl
Is%-ain did the mo: her call into us4
her -utmost forensi6. abilities. Ed
ward'did not want hi picture taken
."Why, my child," she said, sooth
ingly, "the gentleman won't hurt yon
JusiV'.e and keep still a momen
aniv,will be all over before yor
"'Yes, I knmv, ma-ma!" whim
pered the youth, with the tears run
ning down his cheeks, "but that'
what you told me at the dentists."
St. Louis' Post-Dispatch.
How AnimalU Best Their Muscles.
-When a m: n is tired he stretche!
out his arms and legs and yawns.
Birds and animals, as far as possible,
follow the example. Birds spreai
their feathers and also ;awn or gape
Fowls often do.tuis. Fish yawn,the3
qp eir mouthiiW,p slowly till they ar(
oosen and the gfils open./
- so - invetraAe--V-awners an
stretchers, but-seldom sneeze unles
they have a cold. Cats are alway
stretching their bodies.legs and claws
as every one knows who has had;
cat for a pet.
Horses stretch violently when an
after indalging in a roll, but not, as
rule, on all fours. A stag whe
stretching sticks out his head, stretche
hisfs eet out and hollows his bac
c. reck as though trying to cree
Most ruminant animals stretc
when tey rise up after lying dow
Deer "do it regularly, so do cowl
This fact is so well known that if
cow arising from lying down doe
not stretch herself it is a sign that sh
Pnisay Raneu the Bell.
A big b'ack tomcat in a Sioux Cit
/Iowa) place of business gave the girl
in the telephone central office a de:
of bother, much as children do, yd
know; for he likes *to turn the tele
phone crank to hear the bell jingl
Of course that "calls" the patient-gil
at the other end of the wire. The ci
is always ready to sit on his hincileg:
lke a dog, or do a bit of gymi? ast
work on the back of a chair, foi-he
a very unusual cat. One day la~ we
licking the sawdust from his 'slee
sides when his paw struck the cran
of the telephone, which was besid
him. He stopped and looked 11
quiringly at the crank, and then car<
fully, softly touched it again with h
paw and seemed immensely pleasE
with the jin2le. Now he has to 1
scolded two or three times a day f<
experimenting with it. As soon as]I
pushes the crank central calls up at
wants to know "Number?" The cat
friends have to answer, "Kittie ran
the 'phone." The phrase has thi
become a byword with the operatori
When there is a false alarm they sa:
"It was Kittie who rang."
Extra Money for )lessenger Eioys.
There are pleasant features in tl
messenger lad's life that the pub]
doesn't generally know. One of ti
most pleasant phases is the tip whit
often goes into the young fellow
pockets. Some of the downton
brokers have their favorite boys, at
the lads get from $5 to $10 a week
tips. The brokers prefer to have
messenger boy do certain errands il
stead of their own office boy, as ti
latter are too well k>uown to the peop
the brokers try to do business wit]
The lads are often called upon toi
strange thin .s. One of them canse
quite a sensation a year ago by wal
ing alongside a wealtby womnan,carr:
ing her prayer book to church. TI
lad didn't occupy the pew with tl
lady, but he waited outside ti
ehurch, at 30 cents an hour, until sl
was ready to return home.
'Ladiesjwho go to theatres witho
mkle escorts often get a messenger
acimpatIy them, and sometimes tal
the lad into the theatre. Some
the lads tell you how the ladies ma<
theam eat out of their bonbon box
and slipped a quarter or a half doll
into their hands beside.-New Ye:
Mail and Express.
They were delightful and amusii
creatures, their ears ever alert, the
bright eyes always on the lookout, a.
their sharp little noses sniffing the
eagerly. -So precisely alike were
they, from ti of nose - to tip of tail,.
that not even their owners co tielli
the one from ttx other. They took
kindly to pettijig and fondling, balv
firmly th h ently refused to lear,
ucks w er. V
they had the run
patter, patter went the littie feet;
sc- atch, scratch, rap, rap, if- a door
were shut, and the two-briggt eyed
little rascals did not have to wait long
for admittance. The next stepiras
to the lounge or bed, -whe.e they
cuddled close among the'soft ,pillows
with great satisfaction. If ever dis
lodged they protested vigorouly with
tooth and claw, and a sha- little
bark that said as plain as wdis, no,
Alas, even baby foxes canno,-always
stay babies. Box and Cox were with
out doubt growing, and theirgowers
of mischief grew also. A becakfast
of young chicken without as 'uch as
"By your leave, Madam," as the
climax of -. long succession of mis
deeds. They were restored %o their
native peaks, where they could find a
warm and Sheltered burrow, and as.
foxes eat f&A iMice, grasshopf'ers,and
crickets, they' were in no d.nger of
starving.-Our Animal Friends.
A Strange Fostr Mother
A cat and five kittens were found.
one morning comfortably .ensonced
in the hayloft of a stable at Blacken
hurst. They we,e not wante, there,
and so the stable man rem6ed- the
family to a crib in a stall avhere a
broody but persistenf hen had. been
for inany days sitting updii some
china eggs. Before long souinas of a
struggle were heard, and the cat left
her young ones with a good-deal of
- haste. On investigation the: stable
man-found to his astonishpint that
the hen had driven out th ca and
taken her place as foste*;ao1er of
the kittens, nor would sne#eriit the
cat to return. She coQed -to the
kittens and did her bes't tq nurse
them; when they became r6sWss she'
exercised maternal authrityf keep
ing them well within bounds -jome
times, while attending to onel ie of
her nest, a kitten would stray from
the others. But the faste:-nther
was not to be evade*. She .ould at
once leave her place and search till
she found the truant, and jsuade it
by pushing and other retdru
to LLa nest. . nes
sary.that tjecat6s edt.
apMoach her offie
her place as
hold. At nigh
over the little an
they were chicke
they seemed to like t
of their featherd quilt.
S) F(idin out now to Uex'
Two boys had sat down* to
work out some- problems in
One of thetn had been busy
pencil a full minute when he
his co:npanion itting with
aims and knitted brows.
a What-is the matter?"
s clamed. "Why don't you be
e ,m finding out how to egin,"
returned the other, quietly, and he
wenct on thinking. The first speaker
ycovered a page of foolscap with fig
Isnres,found himself in a labyrinth from
I which there seemed no escape, and
ulooking back over the statement of
.the problem, discovered a mistake in
his first equation. Long befo:'e this,
Ll however, his companion had worked
tthe problem through and ieached thei.
4correct resuljt. He had not wasted
[ time, because he had looked at all
is sides of the question before he began.
Ls A grat many of our yo.ung folks
k overestimate the importance of haste.
k They carry too heavy work in school
l in order that they may graduate a year
1earlier. They skim through their
2 library books that they may return
is them" and take out others. They
isettle important questions on the im
e pulse of the moment, because they
rhave not learned that there is real
e economy in taking time to see all
d sides before making a decision.
sNow and then we .meet people who
gtoss up a penny to save themselves the
s trouble of making up their minds.
But even this is hardly more foolish
than it is to follow blindly the firs',
'impulse that comes into our heads.
ITo act without stopping to think is the
poorest economy in the world.
e Nobody wastes time so hdpelessly
ic as the person who decides wBhout de
e liberation, who, because of this wrong
hbeginning, follows the wrong path,
's and finally is forced to retrace his
n steps and start again. A little hard
Ld thinking before we begin.jt eul
nsave us not only mauc .>recious time
a but many a-heartache-as well.-Chris,
le Their Arms oo Short.
The biggest te phone company in
lKansas City is shgrt of operators, and
d the reason of thinis5 that most of the
k- girls who have alplied for positions
r. the present monPh have not been tall
ie enough. Heresafter a girl who does
ae not measure 5 feet 6 inches in height
2e will not be employed,
ae The copipany has learned that short
girls have short arms and girls with
u short arms cannot do the work-as well
to as those with logg arms. The pres
se ent in,ention of the compa.ny if to get
of a sufflield. UB1er of loUgilarmed
lgirls and then endeavor td keep them.
ar; Greater Napoleons.
rk "I don't see .why so many people
envy a character like Napoleon."
"It's due to the native egotism ol
the human race. Every man imap"nes
that if he had been in Napoleon's
i place he would have been considerkbly
d smarter and managed to keep ara
. ro Helena."--Washington atar.
FOR WOMI E ITO
.oods Are Now Worn.
Women are adopting even the aca
demical hood as an adornment to Ae
capes and cloaks, and wauy of the
new cloth outdoor garments have ot
white satin hoods ,t,ached, coveredq'o
with lace, or white c.oth hoods with. a
the new confetti embroidery made in b
cloth worked with silk. Chantilly -b
lace on black satin serves a similar fi
purpose and silk lace is very much in n
evidence for hoods which mostly en- v
tirely cover the shoulder and almost c
form an epaulet, opening out wide o
nd being but seldo.n of any- practi- o
cal utility-in fact, intended for orna- d
ment, not use. q
A Bind Woman Lawyer.
During a recent visit to Joplin I
met a woman who is totally blind go- i:
ing around to "see mines" and make u
purchases. . She would go down in a s
shaft, follow the drift of ore with the t:
tips of her fingers along the walls, e
and, so sensitive was her touch, she '
could tell the.lifference between lead i
and zinc and rock as correctly as if t:
she had good eyes and a miner's lamp c
to guide her. The promoter who was f
showing her arou1nd told me ehe knew t
as much- about mines when- she was,
through "seeing" as anyone witlboth '
eyes, and was as judicious in her pur- 1
ebases, and that she was one of the (
most brilliant business and society
women he had ever met. She is a
successful lawyer in a western city. 0
-Woman's Journal. i
Former Empress Eugenie's Appearance.
It is not wonderful that the former
empress of the French should begin
to fal,. as she is now past 73, and has a
had.a-pretty hard time with an ac
cumulation of dorrows. But when a 0
yellow journal that has entered the
fIeld of didactics and pedagogy emits
such rot as as this:"Age alonedimmed i
'the lustre of the wonderful eyes, t
witihered'the bloom of her extraordin- I
arg complexion and dyed her black .t
panish hair as white as the snows*
that:blanket the peak of Mont Blanc,"
etc.4 we must intervene. Eugenie
never-lad a black hair in her -head. If s
she 4i'at-, she neyer would' have been 1
empress'of the French. it was theshim
mer of her matchlessly beautiful gold- a
ei tresses which first caught the eye is
and won the.admiration of Napoleon. 8
:er, the mono
e,ign; Instea t of
ioer sdna.of the
e finiWhecl aronithe
ne or raised embroidered
These are extremely pretty
in purp.e violets yel:ow
ttercups or blue forget-me-nots.
Others have a hand-embroidered flow
er in the co ner. with the stem and
leaves stai ed in -color instead of
being e.' Lroide-ed. Then there are
hanaikerchiefs among the novelties
wi h narrow colored borders and bow
knots, fleur-de-lis or butterflies em
broidered in each corner matching the
border in color. The flowers chosen
for these bandkerchiefs are generally
light shades, but there are not a few
this season with bright plaid borders.
Among the more expensive handker
ch ers are those of sheer linen ap
pliqued with transparent lace desigus.
An effective and novel idea is to sew
on the lace design to the handker
chief with fine, light colored silk. The
linen must be cut away beneath the
design, so that the lace will be trans
An Old Ladies' Tea.
The first old ladies' tea which start
ed the fad.was on the birthday of a
young matr-on's mother. She desired
to give a flue spread of the most fash
ionable kind, but *the mother ob
jected..- ,"If you would give a. real
ten, such as we used to have at
homne, without all this modern fash
ionable fuss and feathers, I would
Ireally enjoy it," the motrier said, "but
I ido not want all - these coarses, with
different plates and silver every five
minutes. It tires me all out."
So the old time friends were invited
to a very informal tea, and all dressed
comorta' ly in their black silks, with
little white lace caps, and brought
their knitting and crocheting in the
new old fashioned -reicules. When
was served everything -was put
the table at once, the servants dis
missed and the things passed by the
gu'ests that were nearest. Inetead of
mod4ln salads, French dishes and
cc-uglomerations there were sliced
tongue and ham, thin cut bread and
butter,some fluffy stirred biscuits,
apple , iuce, preserved quinces, the
little sour pickles, currant jelly, snow
pudding, sa light pound cake and tea.
There was nothing stiff or foripalj
about it, and the old time friends en
joyed recalling past experiences with
out interruptions or formality. -
For wear ou the Wheel.
IAs the lines of short skirts confol-m
to the same general rules governing
longer ones, so the principal ingtova,
tion noticeable in the new spring cy
cling skirt is the box pleat at-the back.
The back gores of the.newests ndels
are either laid in two box pleats or in
a double box pleat on the outside or
a single underlying pleat,as individual
preference dictates. The favori' e skirt
of last season is modernized by intro
ducing slight fullness in the back
1 gores and disposing it in two box
Tjnthe outside at the entre
t skirts are s e to a
altiough stitc!ia0 radng
, ftraophg are to be sed for
g girlssits Chevi f, sere,
osund zibeHne, clot, camel's
Oxford suitings, craenette and
many varieties of douule faced
icsare being made up by tailors
lio make for sportswouien. Cordu
)y is to be worn by the more luxuri
us cyclist It makes- very service
ble suits and is.extre nely haiidsome, -
utneeds to be of good qualityand to'
e well made to show to the best ef
,ct. Brilliantine suits are something
ew for cycling and are cooler 'than
ool and warmer than the usual duck,
rash or linen for su nmer lear. Most
t the skirts are lined with percaline
r soft silk. The heavy cloth and
ouble-faced woolens of course . re
uire no lining.
Womans Aid to Selince.
The work of women is in evidence
i the University of Pennsylvania's
ew museum of archaeology. In the
action of casts is an important collec
on obtained chiefly throagh the lib
rality of Mrs. Lucy Wharton Drexel.
'his consists of maFble statuary found
i the neighborhood-of Lakle emi,on
e site of the temple of Diana Are
ina. Here is an exquisite statue of a
iun in a state of perfect preserva
The cast of the statue of Nike, the
Vinged Victory of Samothra, e, has
eeu presented to the museum by Mrs.
arles Platt, Jr.,a well known Phila
A talt wall case hotises a collection~
f Egyptian scarabs arranged chrono
gically by rs. Julia Bullitt Gross
f I-hilade phi'. -
A splendid series of objects has
een obtained by excavating ancient
truscan tombs. Many of these vases,
rmored specimens and other objects
yo numer-ous to-mention are the gifts
f. Mrs. Phoebe A. Hearst, lately of
On the ground floor of the-museum
ithe American collection illustrating
ie pre-historic antiquities of -the
rnited States.. A great feature of
Ais is the Hazzard -collection from
ie cliff dwellers of 'Mancos Canyon,
i southwestern Colorado, a gift from
rrs. Phoebe Hearst. This important
ries contains almost - every object
sed by one of the-inost highly i&
anced of the eirly"America.people
ad has be n supplemdnted byexte
ive, cirections "of mdiaern Aii
pecimens arrange dor the e Of
rs ones Wister ire
oi in the Egyptian section.
isimpossible to do credit to the
elections in one or two visits to the
auseum. It shuald be remembered,
owever,that the labylonian museum
s the most important in Ameiva. and
anks immediately after thd British
useum and the Louvre.
The greater portion of the large and
alable collections of its antiqn.ties
ias the result of extensive excavations
~mong the ruins of Nipp.u; in Central
3abylonia;' conducted by the 1. niver
ity of Pennsylvania. Much labor
vas bestowe~d in a thorough e.splora
ion of the principal mound of these
egions, which cove -s the temple of
3, supposed to be the oldest sanc
uary in Babylonia. Thirty-Iive thou
and cuneifoLm documents in c:ay
ere secured. It is said tipon author
ty that tho cuneiform documents of
he fourth and second millennium, B.
3., can nowhere be studied to greater
In these collections. we see a great
leal of gold and silver jewelry, charms,
imlets, nearly 600 seal cylinders;
Eebrew and Syriac bowls, hundreds
>f glass and terra cotta vases, strange
lay doffins and others of fragm nts
f ancient inscribed stone vases and
atve tablets and a great nu:nber of
,b,ects of art of a miscel ansons de
scription. These. ob;dets serve to
lustrate the custom and daily life of
he old inhabitants- of Mesopotamia
d of the Semitic race in general.
It is interesting to learn that the
~ommittee in charge has obtained
~rom the snltan a renewal of his fir
an granting permission to continue
the UniverEit.y'o Pennsylvania's ex
savations at Nippur, and that funda
dave been collected to cover the ex
penses of the expedition for -a te m O
t wo years.-Philadelphia Record.
Gieauings from' the Shops.
Waterproof taffeta mousseline isuit
able for waists and gowns.
Immense lines of corded Japanese
silks -for midsummer wea"-.
New ideas in washable taffeta and
ancy stripe ribbons for sprint and
A wide range of spring tints ii
panne velvet, including the latesi
rancy and staple shades.
Elaborate displays of new designm
in sil1k waists comprising all of thi
finest imported and.-iomestic types.
Prireese petticoats!of satin drapei
with dotted point -d'esprit on whicl
narrow ruchings of ribboli a.reapplied
Theatre waists fashioned fri-ficrean
lace and chiff .a on which are hyfrei
stitched bands of turquoise blurvel
I'etticoats of brocade, silk trimmei
wth a deep flounce of applique laci
beadedl by ruchings of mousseline di
Mohair and silk passementeries at
well as bodice garnitures and in span
gled and jetted effe.cts at c.earing
Foulard siks with pastel .shadi
grounds on which are artistically dis
posed oowknots, clusters of rings aui
various vine and scroll arrangements.
-.ry Goods Economist.
A new meti - T
graph ples is to
in the groud with arE
between thePole- au-t p a
r n'ure of sand
Somebodyv rlearned,Uonce; too
the..trouble of- wiging the.. 0is .
a numberof animuals, and found;ihat ;
the brain of a laaie abbit -eigl -
less for its size tLan thebn of b aiCi
other known creture-much-lIs tlu
that of a wiLd rabitt.
The codfish are: feedia on the
young lobiters to iuch an e.tent thai
it will not take long to exterminate ,?
-them. Through' the eLrts of the
uited States fish commi%sion_eod
fisoa seems to have incrdased.greatlyIn
nuinbers. he fih.nW11A
Islifnd aid -Wifih Hfll say ot l
are- growing more plentiful every ybir
and they say -nrther that when'dress
ing codfish theysfrequently find-young '
lobsters whole inside.of th6a ger fisb-g
Evidently youiig lobsters -are becem
ig94eliate iorsel lo sore of tMia
companions of the sea.
The process by which an .English
factoy couverts raneid batter, bougbt
up at 'a low price, into fresh~itter
statedto:1consist- in worfiiig 4ito a
uniform semi-liquid-mass with- fresh
buttermilk, then blowing thdugh this
a current ofihot air, -and afterward a
eurrent of cold air. The former ex
pel' the intfyric acid 'to Which th*
smell and=tate of ranidlitef^ar
due, while any impurties present fait
to the botto7n. The.cold air 4epates
the butte;into globules. whn ik-is
kneaded vith water,.salted colore a
little if necessary and is' ready f sa
rirent inven A-5n
Dani enginleisf. f ds ib. n
nect a photograph wit h ii!Wne i
such p znauner hat4 i
comes avilab.iforAreceiv1 b
ord ,f he,e aker.n, .cases
Oidua p! Le de-t,to
poograph. Z-4 4!~tbqIt
-nt from s a
The iiotion &tmglR
doFes of camphor 4mpartta temon
plexion,a peculiar - eleg ea
said by a Londu physicikA. ta
developed 'a new haloi among a
well-to-do young women. "'ike er
rug'tating habits, this is disut y
abandon after it-is: one- est'blised. -
Mild exhilaratiowandstupefaction are
produced, and the doses armoftenery
-large. In some cases the eJects are
hardly to be distin. uished froM-Ahose
of alcohol. Extieme weAies ge
erally follows regular doses, and the-_
camiphor-eaters all have a dresayq
da .ed and very listle .a air, usually
with a constant longing to sleep.- The'
comnplexion, instead of bemg in any
way improved, is given'a'ghastly pa'
A Dangerous Ocupatlon.
Much time and labor have been be
stowed by scientiric 'men in' experi
ments re:ating.to the,.use of phosphor
us in the manufacture -of'- lucifer
matches. It is found that while the
presenit factory rules in England have
led to 'improved conditions and less- *.
ened risk, further advances' aYe im-'
peratively liecessary. ' Some of the
works in that country are old? and
lend themselves with diffleulty to the
imnproved structural arrangements
found in the more effciently equipped
establishments, and in most of' them
methods now shown to be obsolete
're in use, involving unnecessary ris.k
Jo the.operatives, and the dangerous
:processes are said to be largely carried
- on by persons in whom tire danger is -
further aggravated by unsounst teeth.
The fact is particularly noted of 'the
neglect in substituting machinery"for
hand labor in the angerous processes,
ithe want o.f attention to the' condi
tion of operatives' teeth and negle'et
ingr to report irell known cases of
phosphorus poisoning, or.even watch
ing for their occurrence-deliberate
and .lon~ continued - concealment
being practiged in the latter.
Knit All Their Lives.
All the women of Shetland knit.
They learn, the art in early childhood
;and continuie it all through their lives.
The wodi use.d for thirknittingis
growjieni the islands ~and is .'carded:
and spun by the pe6p d-4hemsel'ves.
Machinery..they have .not--except the
primitive spinning whe. Many of
the most elaborate shawl&have taken'
months to make,,an'l some even years
so that a vr.y.fine s:.awi may be wert~h
as much *as $140 'to -.400. Mfost of
the kriitting is,' howevey, of the .more
honiiely and. sei-viceable kind and nay
be bought from the wome,n themselves
for a inoderate price.
T..he n.anner in which the' *nshing
of knit shawlis is acedmplished- in
KShetland is a matter -of interest
to.ioett'visitors. They - Are - isbh
Brefully in soap lather and-then.-.td
Kpiegat their shrinking, they ar.e laced
~from peit to point of the scallop
bider in a large square wooden fraufe
and placed.outside the cottage to dry.
. A djusfts5e Flower Pot.
An Oie on woni gas patientd 'an '
adjustable fio'War. ; ot,.'laving at two
jart receptacle with overlappirigd'es
which are held. in pjaerby a metallic
band, the latter being rais~ed or low
ei ed on the conical pot to increase o
decrease the size.