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We In this country talk occasionally about economizing. We draw a long f:ice and tell our neighbors how careful wo are, doing without this thins or that. Our horses are fed on cornfoddcr with a fow ears of corn, the barn has gone unpalnted, tho old fence has had to be propped up for another year, and so on through a long list of short-sighted economies. Last summer the writer was talking to Colonel Fox, of the Forest, Fish and Game Commission, about his trip to Europe, and of tho sights that Impressed him the most. Ho said that for tho first time In his Ufa he had teen real far-sighted economy. While traveling In Switzerland he hart noticed tl'e strange-looking sheds shown In the photograph, and on further inquiry found that tho peasants saved all the manure for fuel, drying It, in llt'le moulds shaped like flower pots, cn shelves under tho eaves of the building. At one end all the twigs and stripping fror.i the trees that were cut for lumber, were stacked, while In tho centre of the building was piled the lumber itself; not a thing was wasted. Tho result of such thrifty economy is that those peopla make a living from land we should consider only fit for goats to browse on. Of course there is no need for us to prac tice such rigid economy, but that we could save a vast deal for ourselves and oar children by husbanding our natural resources and keeping ev erything up in thorough repair there can be no doubt. A Farmer, in The Country Gentleman. The Latest In ("lialrs. The newest ease producer is a chair hlch tilts backward or forward as much or little as desired without get ting up to adjust the parts. There Is io rod but Instead a series of stops tontr.A'd by a push button. You limply touch the button and the weiBui ui me uody carries the back to any ancle wanted. Sit up straight and touch the button again, and the chair straightens up at the same in stant. Washington Star. Fast Telegraphing. The Democratic convention at Den ver saw other records broken besides that fur a polltcal demonstration. One record that was smashed was for long-distance telegraphing. The man ho broke this record was Georgo W. Conkllng, the Sun's chief operator. Working over a wire that stretched more than half wny across the conti nent, about 2500 miles, Mr. Conkllng attained the high speed of S136.20 words an hour, or 62.27 words to tho minute, a record which has never be fore been equaled anywhere. Fur , thermore, Mr. Conkllng, In Just twenty-eight working hours, sent over this lre to the Sun,. by the Morse system, and using the Phillips code, a total of 73,000 words, an average of 2607.14 a hour, or 43.45 words a minute. Much of this matter was sent from a eat In front of the speaker's stand In the convention hall, while pandemo nium was being raised. New York Sun. The Broad Smile. "Pajdon me," the photographer ald, "bm i think your smile Is un necessarily broad. It will show all Jour teeth." "Those teeth cost me $100," erowk-d the sitter. "I want 'em to how." Richmond Times. mt. . I J? DESERT BOTANICAL LABORATORY IN ARIZONA. . -V . 'v - J ?.,. ... 2--' .. -"w fV" '' ' .'.'.'V- . ' '. '.' - iviVii V J Swiss Economy. The Decline of Irnntli-atlon. There is probably no good reason for regretting tho marked decline in immigration which Is reported for the last fiscal year. We are told that in 1907-190$ not halt as many immi grants arrived nt this port as in 1906 1907, while more went abroad than came hither. It Is not to be sup posed that such conditions will long continue, and that emigration will permanently exceed Immigration. There is a pretty general agreement that Inst year's conditions were due to tho financial disturbances and btist- I ness depression which prevailed hero j for a time, and perhaps to the fear tbat they would grow worse until the country was struggling with a p-nnnlno nnd nrntrnnfprl nprlnrl nf !"hard times," and there is u reason ' able expectation that with tho restora tion of tho full tide of business pros perity hero the tide of Immigration will again rise toward the flood. New York World. Of One Purpose. The stranger advanced toward the door. Mr3. O'Toole f.'.cod in the doorway, with a rough stick In her left hand and a frown on her brow. "Good morning," raid the stranger politely. "I'm looking for M. O'Toole." "So'm I," said Mrs. O'Toole, shift ing her club over to the other hand. Everybody's. Polite Attention. c 'i.': ' I'll mm "Please, mum, there's a gentleman down stairs." "Very well, Jane. Show him up to the drawing room." "But he's come to sweep the chlm bly, mum." "Very well, then, show him up the chimney." The average life of a ship Is about twenty-six years. m MM K f ,U vv 3.VTUIXG. AX DILUTE Cf Comparatively F.occnt Origin One Woman's Experience. It 13 difflru-lt to reallzo how com paratively recent is sea bathltiK la Franco. Over one hundred years aro it was quite unknown in Dl?ppe. Tho Comtesso of Boigne, in her ". Memoirs," gives an account of n visit she paid thero in 1800, which Is in teresting In view of the position Dieppe now hold3 anions French watering places. "Tha poverty of the Inhabitants," she says, "was frightful. Tho Eng lishman, as t'aoy called him (and for them ho was worse than tha devil), wa3 cruising Ince-sanUy before their empty harbor. With much difficulty a boat was abl3 to escape from time to time and no fishing, always at the risk of belns captured by tho for eigner or confiscated upen the return Journey if the telescopes of the watch era had seen It approach a vessji. "As for the comforts arranged for the convenience of bathers which Dieppe has slnca organized, they were non-existent at that time. My brother was abl3 to find a little covered cart, and with great trouble end great ex pense, notwithstanding tho universal poverty, a man was hired to lead the horsc3 down to tho sea und two wom en to go Into the sea with we. "These preparations raised tho pub lic surprise and curiosity to such a pitch that my first bath was watched by a crowd on the shore. My ser vants were asked it I had been bitten by a mad dog. "I aroused extrsme rity as I went by, and it was thought that I was being taken to be drowned. An old gentleman called on my father to point out to him that he was assum ing a Great responsibility in permit ting so rash an act. it can hardly bo Imagined that tho inhabitants of a seashore ccuM be eo afraid of tho sea. "But at that time the people of Dieppe were chicily occupied In keep ing out of sight of It and in protect ing themselves from the disasters which they feared the ssa might t-lng, so that for them It wai noth ing mora than a sense of annoyance and suffering. . It Is curious to think that ten years later bathers were ar riving in hundreds, that special ar rangements were made for their con venience, and that sea bathing o every kind went on without produc ing any astonishment in the neigh borhood. "I have thus attempted to point out that the custom of sea bathing, which la now so universal, Is comparatively recent In Franc?, for Dieppe was tho first place where it began." Prisoners of Spain. Of course, the pardon of Pnrio Rlcans sentenced to Imprisonment in tho Spanish penal colony at C?iitn, previous to our acquisition nf tho Islands would be an act of courtesy by Spain, as well as of clemency. They were put in that dismal prison colony as euspscts long before we d;va:;i?d of intervention in Cuba. So:i:e of them are said to have been sent llicro as far back as 18S2, end are still serving indeterminate sont;nco3. Seventeen, at least, are politic;.! pris oners, against whom there is no spe cific charge. Porto Uicars luk the friendly services of the United S:ntes to secure the release of these prison ers of Ceuta, and should the Govern ment comply with their request, It could do so only as an applicant for tho friendly consideration of the Spanish Government. It does stem passing strange, however, tbut ten years after Porto Rico ceases to be n Spanish possesion there should be men in Spanish prisons serving time for conspiracies to throw olf Spanish rule. Boston Transcript. V. Ill" Crane Killed by Telephone Wires A large crane is nankins !' his neck on the telephone wires at tho southwest end of Hog Island, oppo Eite buoy No. 2, and how the crane came to die by hanging has been a mvstery and a topic of much specu lation among the ferryboat passen ecr3. , , It is thousht the crane suddenly swooped down to nab its prey, and not taking; heed of the telephone wlna, looped lis long ueek about one of them and was jerked down to death. Ths acclden is a queer one, Charleston Post. Onerous. "This is a foine country, Bridget!" exclaimed Nora!), who had but recent ly arrived in tho United States. ure it's generous everybody is. I asked' at the postofflca about sindin' r.iouev to ma mither, and the young man tnlla me I can get a money order for ten dollars for ten cents! Think of that us!" Youth's Companion. nueollc Humors "Illram, why don't you speak to that city gal out thero a-sittln' on tho grass with her back agin your No Trespassing' Bign?" "Mandy, that young women is be neath my notice." Costoa Transcript. Hi 'I ii'i WJii if LAWYITP. IN" ALGIEKS. Mile. Elanch3 Azoulay, who Is the first woman to be r.dinittad to prac tice law In AIkIci-3, has Ju3t taken the eat'.i In tho Ccurt of Appeals. To commemorate tho occasion the coun sel of the bar of Algiers organized an elaborate ceremony. The barristers were all present, and the leader of tha bar made a speech welcoming Mile. Azoulay to their ranks. Tho presi dent of the court also made a speech cf welcome. Mile. Rlcder, a prospec tive barrister, was present by invita tion from tho bar. She has Ju6t carried off tho first prize at tho gen eral examination of the students in the law school of Algiers. New York Sun. MOTIIEP.IIOOD'3 CHANG':. Queen Victoria Eugenie has for some time been entertaining her mother in Madrid, and Princess Henry of Battenbcrg's visit his been a long one, for sho has remained with her daughter ever since the birth of Alfonso's second eon. Queen Victoria Eugenic Is an ex ceedingly happy wife and mother, and what strikes those who have known her In girlhood is tho change that marriage has made in her ex pression. Sho was always pretty, but as a girl her face in repose had a cer tain proud and chilly, almost hard, look, which was not esactly attract ive. ThU was translated by those who knew her best ns nn expression of disappointment, ard perhaps even of resentment agalns1. futo, and prob ably this interpretation wa3 correct. Till she entered her teens Princess Ena was accustomed to being the idol of a court, and hhe was tho most petted granddaughter of the late Queen Victoria, after whose death Bhe became a comparatively unimpor tant princess. That this position did not content her It Is easy to imagine, and it was a happy thing for her Doughnut lliippy.c;o-I.ucUy. Ono gill ot milk, one gill of sugar, three gills Hour, one-third teaspoonful of bait, one third of a nutmeg, grated; grated rind of a lemon, tho yel low pa:.; one full teaspoonful of baking powder, one Deat tha white of the egg to a stiff froth and add the beaten yolk ai.d sugar. Add the flavorings, then milk und, last, flour Irto which you have stirred the baking powder. Drop a teaspoonful into hot butter or lard, let coo:: until brown, gently turning the doughnuts round as they fry. 'o i t- S 53 & C3 when she met the young King of Spain. Queen Victoria Eugenie is now evi dently at peace with all the world, the old hauteur has vanished, the ice has melted and she is radiantly hap py, as her self-smiling eyes proclaim. New Haven Register. MEDICINE FOR CHILDREN. It !s a very common thing among women that they will take medicine which Is recommended by friends and also give it to their children without investigating its formula. They will have prescriptions re filled which another woman's physi cian has recommended for her par ticular case, or take up what remains in her bottle. ThU Is a most dangerous practice and should not bo continued. If a physician has written a prescription for his patient he understands her particular case and Is not prescribing lor any one else who wishes to take it. He may not only give her medicine for what she thinks she needs, but may give her drugs which she needs and knows nothing about. It may be something to strengthen the heart or other organ of the body, some drug which would be very harmful to another person; or opiates may be In the formula which would have an entirely different and disastrous effect upon another consti tution. It Is a very dangerous practice for yourself, but In all common sense do not give such things to your children. If your child is sick and you do not understand what to do, call a physi cian and let him prescribe in tho right way, even If It does cost more money. By this it does not mean that the doctor has to be called for every email ailment of the child, but it the child is really sick you will know it. Do not risk tho child's health by giv ing it things which you do not under stand and which may bo poisonous to it. You are running a terrible rislt by doing it. Philadelphia Ledger. THE PETTICOATLES3 FIGURE. Miss Elizabeth A. C. White, garbed In a black velvet gown, with a very French lack of underwear, which had a most satisfactory effect on the fig ure, showed off tho usual lot of well trained model: in gr.rseouo drc.-ses ot yes; Telly's afierncr.n e:s'.ou of the convent!-.!:', of the Drersnial;rs' Pro teetive' As?cc',"tien, nt tho MfMii!: ITr.l!. T en.y-t'ulrd c'.mt hud Sixth mm i -a avenue. Thrones of eager eyed d.-cssr.iakers fill el th? hall, and at in tervals twarmed tip over the edge of t'.io platform in their anxIMy to get at the gowns on the models and see how those wonderful elects were so cured. "I can't help what people will like," said M'.s White decisively. "I bring over what's new. Some women want to b3 dowdy, but I can't bring over dowdy things. Your customer who won't lcavo off petticoats will go to some reception next winter and meet some woman who lonkr, elegant and swagger, and then she'll come to you and say, 'Why don't you make mo look like that?" Get your custom ers to wear the new lhing3, and they'll be satisfied." Most of the gowns shown yester day were modifications of the Plrec toire style. A dream In gray worn by a tall, slender, long limbed model, who had on an Immense (tray hat to irtch, made every woman in the room sigh with envy. "I wonder how that effect is pro duced of graceful fulness in the skirt, when the skirt Is really so narrow that you ran hard.ly step In It?" said a little dressmaker, fingering a Pa quin gown in blue. "Tho outer skirt is worn over a slip skirt that is narrower, and is tacked to this slip skirt," explained tho mod el. "That is why it cllng3 to the knees, and yet doesn't look skinny. Simple? Yes, but it takes an artist to do It." Now York Tribune. KEEPING UP TO TIIK MARK. If there 13 any woman ou earth who needs to choose with discretion what she shall eat and drink, and where withal she shall 1)3 clothed, it is she who goes forth in the morning to do battle with the world. The selection of a society woman's or a debutante's wardrobe is ns noth ing to tho selection of a business woman h. indeed bv the amount of care and judicial wisdom to bs put into the choice or eacu arucie. it is not onlv that the upnearance of iho woman who works Is her first credential. Even more vital is it mat vlnrr nower denends n good deal upon whether she is suitably and comfortably dress;d. Wherever you see a woman who has succeeded in keeping the wolf from the front door and Incidentally putting gold hinges on tho back door, there you see ono who has had the good sense to dress herself in abso lute comfort from head to foot. No tight shoes In hers, nor huts so heavy they give her headaches, nor collars so tight and high they affect her eyes, nor lacing so snug nor clothes so fine ns to hinder her free dom aud cp.sd in work. Next to a bad conscience I know nothing that will blot the sun out of heaven and the comfort out of earth, like a pair of misfit shoes. Inanimate as they are, they are just one of tho trifling handicaps that can prevent us from winning the goal. The working woman's clothes, llko her food and her sleep aud her amuse ments, and even her friends, must be chosen with an eye to advancing her position. I do not mean that she should live only for her work. Few of us have tasks so lofty as to war rant th. But I do mean that it she is in any degree In earnest about suc ceeding she will cut the Joyful feast at midnight, and sacrifice amusements that curtail her eight hours' solid sleep, and choose her friends wisely, in order to widen and enlarge her outlook, Instead of lowering and nar rowing it. What a girl should not do, how ever, Is to isolate herself from social pleasure. Good plays, good music, good friends, pretty and becoming clothes, occasional recreations any thing that contributes to the Joy ot living without detracting from tho capacity for work, Is hers by right. And It is a part of her duty to herself and others to enjoy these things whenever she conscientiously can. If properly used, they make her not only a belter workwoman, but what is more worth while a better woman. ' And this is the aim or nil her work, ns it is the aim of ell lif3. P.ara Lari?tiot'.i, in the New Y'ork Tele-grr.sj. It will cost JlSOtOOO to gild th dome of the ri.ilad.'l;'hia City Hall. 1 THE ONLY INSTITUTION OF ITS KIND IN THE WORLD.