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uniplit Vfttfl, Mi Man-'Ia had a cat. T!i car b:il a feller, Tji-ir l".ii-';yjr-l conwts m annoyed. Ma made Marceila sell lnr. Miss Ins w:jh! an awful lot Piid-'.v! vou should haw hr P,tit tifr nw fiin :riiJ up and dawn, Smti to nuke I-na h-jner. Iuie a pair of rmtie houg'.i:. Though tlcy wero number threes. Tlf'y tia"bd. and so sue changed taeai for A pair tajt gjve Loo ease. Aliss Rouna wJ a man Whu-' rvti'iuni'n wis Il.inna. T!f-ir i-.ihe was uanvil for grandma, so Kouiia now nxs Anna. HetHizah is a m-innish girl. Kitty's more like hr ma. Wi:h bonny Kate I'm devji in love. lint a for 11 "pzi Bah I Boston Transrriiit. The Ureal American Woman. A French liu-r.iry v..iiuiu Mini S't flologist sti:dyir.g tin- big cities of Anc-rica tills us thai our civilization will ! the best tin? world lias ever Kt'll. iKHIIUSe Of tile illtlllt'IM-P tile An.erii woman on our educational system and our club life. It is always pleasant to hear ui-e things about ore's own, mid t!ie Ameri can in. in is more eisily and sandy let tered !iy praise of liis wife and daugh ters than by liny orlier method. Of course, we know tli.it the American woman is the finest of her sex. bill It Is not every day that her European ulster will admit it. The KuroiK.Mii man has always known her superiority, and the nuin ler of American wives in European homes is proof of his good Judgment. On the other hand, it Is an encourag ing sign of growing appreciation of the (American man that a real, titled aristocrat from the old world has found the man of her heart In Baltl more. Who knows but one of these days we shall have princesses and duchesses mid all that sort of thing in our best society, keeping up the drawing room while the plain American husband pro duces the shekels to do the keeping? A vast amount of American money has gone to Europe with American brides, mid It is no more tliaji fair that a foreign title or two should come to this country to even up. Earls and dukes bolster up their family fortunes with American wives and money so why shouldn't European ladies of title take husbands from our great American nobility to maintain them in dignity suitable to their rank? Oriil Occupation of Women. Mrs. .M iry A. I.amont is a railroad Rwitchwomaii on I lie Boston and Al bany, and receives all the railroad tele grams at her station besides doing the switching. Sir. Hughes is the "master of the hounds" at Xcnaddfawr. Wales, and Is such an exTt rider that she swims her horse across stream while others following the hounds think it more ex pedient to go around by the bridge. Miss Editli Somerville, of West Car liery, in lreiand, is master of fox bounds. Mi's. lonId C Monroe Is the only woman ill the Fulled States who Is a professional cartoonist, being known In New Vork by her maiden name of I. n ura E. Foster. Ir. S. Josephine linker, of the Health Department of New York City, and Ir. Annie Williams, of the Bacteriological department, are both experts. IV ho SuiMmrla the Wlfef Ifev. Anna Howard Shaw and Mrs. Charlotte 1'erkins Gilman had a debate the other day in New York, the ques tion being, "l)o husbands, support their wives?" Rev. Anna Shaw said that they do not, hut that in tills semi Civilized country in thirty-eight of the States the title to the children rests, not in the mother, hut in the father. Women cannot legally possess their own children nor own their clothes. The more work a woman does the less her husband gives her. Mrs. (illiuan Raid that If a stenographer earning $" a week married an Invalid and he stayed home and did the work while she made the money, people would say she supported him, and logically the wife doing the same thing was sup ported. The audience, however, voted In favor of the proposition of Dr. Ebuw. DAME: Fashionable fur stoles are long and are extremely wide. ' Lace yokes and sleeves continue pop ular iu spite of their long use. Huge ostrich plumes, dyed In richest touts, were never more in favor. White furs are worn as toques, stoles find muffs, not to mention trimming. l '10 lace coat figures as a part of many of the dressy frocks of the (sea son. Contrary to expectations, whlta waists have not gone out of fashion, but are U-ing worn almost as much as ever. Ciisliniere de sole and dull heur!r i are the nust approved mourning mate rials. A new shade of dark green, very pop ular with youug girls, is called At lantic. The walking stick, after a periixl of retirement, is now highly fashionable for men. An immense nutomoiifie muff has constructed in !t a sinvial jiocket for carrying a jt dog. I.ittie bat ft that call for only a bit of fur. a wisp of gauze and au aigrette are fetching for theater wear. With some of the soft colors in use this winter the combinations of cloth and gauze are passing beautiful. Charming for women with fresh fat-s ami fair skins are the new ame thyst hats, which have Just come Into the mode. Itutton finishes down the outside of the long, tight sleeves are one of the newest reliefs from the usually unbe coming line. Tlie spangled net sleeves are most be coming to any woman whose arms are veil shajied. mid the sleeves are made w li limit lining. Incidentally, some of the new mink and sable mufTs look like n whole fur family, for the foundation is simply covered with heads and talis. In many of the season's styles the effect of the buck' of the gown is more effect of the back of the gown is more "HUflMJTG Ermine, than which th?re is nothing prettier for evening wear or dressy afternoon affairs. Is shown litre in an attractive little jacket, collar revers ami turned ouffs trimmed with white silk braid. The latter have n deep frill of white lace. The muff Is large and plain, and the jaunty little turban is bordered with a band of same fur. elaborate than the front, the empire line accentuating the fact. I'littonlioles are Indeed a feature In themselves this year; in their anxiety to prove themselves genuine theiy posi tively yawn iu one's face. Children nnd Mealneu, A waste pacr basket should form part of every nursery equipment. Chil dren should be timglit to put into It all svraps of paper, cuttings from dolls' dressmaking and any other little odds and ends that would otherwise litter the nursery floor. It will teach them an excellent les son in tidiness and be good training, especially for the girls, for the day when each will have a home of her own. While children are young It Is com paratively easy to teach them to be tidy, but the! lesson is hard to learn In later life. lie Hoenn't Know Her. The girl who pulls roses to pieces as she talks is the creation of men nov elists who do not share the feminine love of flowers. They might as well represent her as "Idly pinching the baby us she Ss)ke." Marguerite and her daisy are true to life; most wom en would pull anything on earth to pieces to know If the right man loves them; but they need the motive. For Falling Hair. First rub some comm ,.,,, nvi vomiv into the scalp, then lather It well with soup jelly (made by melting soap), then sprinkle water on, still working me miner uum us tiKe tne pictures yon see advertising shaving soap. Then rinse, rinse until the water run ofT perfectly clear. Pry in the sun ii possible. When well dried, comb with dull, coarse-tooth comb. Shun brushes as you would a pestilence. It Is brushes and line combs that drag the hair out root and branch. That is all. Try It and be convinced I'nt a piec of white soap In wide bot tle, till with warm water and let stand till ready to wash the hair, then fl:; ill nzuin and let stand till next tlmf and the "jelly" is always ready. Red Hair and Consumption. A (icroian physician declares thai red-haind persons are more suice;tti ble to consumption than dark-hainv people. Some other tyies, like Seniidi navlans. who, as a rule, are blond.' when transplanted from the health agricultural sections of their nntlvi j-ountry to the congested districts o! large cities, offer less resistance to con sumption than do native Istrn citizens Many blondes, however, have remark able jxnvers of resistance against con sumption, while many brunettes offei relatively little resisting power. This he says, is due to racial susceptibility and change In environment. KdnratlnK the Men. In the United States, where womer are probably freer than lu any othei part of the world, the divorce record? show that they are the accusers Ir three-fourths of the suits filed. This means, of course, that women nre de mantling a higher standard of living and that they will recognize only out standard of morality for both sexes MAi may rebel, but they will have t( come to it finally if they hope to Uw happy ever after. Woman C'ommerclnl Jndire. I'nn't forget her name. Mine. Cle nience .Tusscline is the first womur ever elected an any public office it FUR SET. France. She was put up as represen tative of her profession as a dressiriak cr, and she It is who will now decldt In the trade disputes. Her title is com mereial Judge. Strange to say, Mine .lusseline lias been elected entirely bj men. Stop, though; perhaps it woulc have been stranger if she had beer chosen by her own sex. She regardi her election as "an almost hlstorh event, for It is something to lie prouc" of to be the first woman In France tc hold such a position." Boston Herald Lena Sentimental Fiction. Anyone who follows the development of modern fiction will have noticed tin general decline of love-Interest, says the Hook Monthly. Life i,s 110t onIv become less leisurely, but also more sci entitle and more serious. Love scenes are not only cut down, they have beet) transferred from the drawing room tc the motor car or the aeroplane, und tilt new setting demands a certain serious ness. Practice Proved Theory. So many women have been willing to become school directors in Phllad'f phla, and those who have had au op portunlty have done such good work, that the cause of woman suffrage haf gained more, Flilladelphlaiis say, than ninny years of preaching and teachlnj would have accomplished. Where Iftuornnce I Dllaa. A woman may shock a man to hit soul by doing something which out rages his Idea of honor; but the aver age man who revealed his biwinesi methods to his wife might inflict equal wounds on her. A Good Book Lift. Mi-iv nrteiiuits have beeu made to name a list of books In every way suit able for reading by a boy or girl of 12 years. The lutest is perhaps th following, compiled by Dr. Frederick Tabor Cooper, a well-known librarian, In an article In the Circle magazine: Mark Twain's "Tom Sawyer" and "Huckleberry Finn." "Stalkey and Co.," by Kudyard Kip ling. "Ivauhoe," by Sir Walter Scott Cooper's "The Pathfinder." "The Count of Monte Cristo" and The Three Guardsmen," by Alexan dre Dumas. -The Moonstone." by Wllkie Collins. The "Tales" of Edgar Allan Poe. "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes." bv Conan Doyle. Mrs. Stowe's "Uncle Tom's Cabin. The Man Without a Country," by Edward Everett Hale. "The Mill on the Floss," by George Eliot. The Last Days of Pompeii," by Bul wer Lytton. "Westward Ho:" by Charles Kings ley. "The Marble Faun," by Hawthorne. "Reu-Hur," by Lew Wallace. Longfellow's jioems. Tennyson's "Idylls of the King." Shakspeare. "We must keep steadily In mind," says Dr. Cooper, "the basic idea that our library shall contain only books that will actually be read and read with pleasure; the minute we place on the shelves any volume the reading of which will be n conscious task, a sort of disguised lesson, it is mentally con signed by the youthful reader to the cntegory of sehoolbooks." Winter and the Children. Old Winter, in his coat so white, 1:3 knocking at the door to-night. CHILDREN. "Ah, Mr. Winter ! is that you? Glad are we to see you how do you do? We thought you a long way off, you kuow, Yet here you are nil covered with snow ; And since you are come, you may Just tell, us all What you have brought for us children small." WI.NTEB. "Oh ! I have brought you more than you can take A Christinas merry, with pies, fruit and cake ; A plenty of nice, smooth, slippery ice, Where you can catch a tumble in a trice. Now you may slide, and make suowballs beside, And on your sl"ds have many a ride; Make a snow-house and a snowman, too : Such are the gifts that Winter brings to you." Why Duk Are Dumb. Possibly many of you are not aware why It Is that dogs cannot speak. Here is a plausible statement of the reason, translated from the legendary lore of the Aiiios, a tribe of .Northern Japan: "Formerly dogs could speak. Xow they cannot. The reason Is that a dog belonging to a certain, man, a long time ago, inveigled his' master into a forest ou the pretext of sh.nving him gam-, and there caused him to he devoured by n hear. Then the dog went home to his master's widow, saying, 'My uifieter has been killed by a bear. But when he was dying he commanded me to tell you to marry me In 111.) stead.' Tli" wlddw knew that the dog was y ing. Kut he kept on urging lier to muiry him. So at last, in her gri-f and rage, she threw a handful of dust uitc his opeu mouth. This made hlui tillable to speak any more, and there fore no dogs can speak even to this ,very day." A Dlacoverr. Helen and Roger were staying with their grandparents. Although tlipy were not exactly city children, ye; there were enough new sights and sounds here to keep them busy asking questions and trying to find out for themselves. The hens fascinated th?m a good deal. At night they would peep Into the hen-house and watch the r- of cud dle d-up chickens balanced ou the roost-Ing-poles. "Aren't they funny?", said Roger, who was the younger of the two. 'Thf-y look as If their heads bad beeu pushed down into their bodies." "I know it," said Helen. "Cut see their feet curled round the polo so tightly. I Bhould think it wou.4 keep them awake, holding on bo hart" When Helen asked her fathjr hew it was the bens did not get tired out holding so tightly to the poles, in said, "Why, they do not have to hold on. When they sit down, their claw shut U. by themselves, ana they can-?; fail off If they want to, without first stand lug up." "How funny'." exclaimed R "Next time you see a chicken w:.ik tug," continued their father, "Just tiee that when she steis high, hei claws close together the same wiy they do when she sits down. If you werr like that, you could perch on tao back of a chair "all nlvht." "My!" said Roger, as they leached the house. "Let me sit up and try It'.' Youth's Companion. A Little Gentleman. His cap is old, but his hair is gold. And his face is as clear as the sky; And whoever he meets, on lanea streets. He looks him straight in the eye. With a fenrless pride that has naught to hide, Though he bows like a little knight. Quite debonair, to a lady fair. With a smile that is swift as light. Does his mother call? Not kite, or ball. Or the prettiest game can stay His eager feet as he hastes to greet Whatever she means to say ', And the teachers depend on the little friend At school in his place at nine. With his lesson learned aud his goo? marks earned, All ready to toe the line. I wonder if you have seen him, too, This boy, who is not too big For a morning kiss from mother and s Who isn't a bit of a prig. But gentle and strong and the whole day long, As merry as boy can be ; A gentleman, dears. In the coming years, And at present the boy for me. Hurper's Young People. TRADE VERSUS CRIME. Prlaonera In Flmlra Reformatory Are tilven luduatrlal Training. There Is no sovereign remedy or pre ventlon for crime, but modern expert ence proves that industrial training is a splendidly effective means of refor mation. At the Elmlra Reformatory the prisoners are Informed that It is "up to them" to get out. Their free dom can only be gained by good helm vior and diligent application to the learning of a trade. A sufficiently vn rled list to suit all tastes is offered A writer In the Outlook describes how the system works. On a Sunday morning a dozen or so new arrivals were occupying the "mourners' bench," Just without the of fices of the superintendent, awaiting the interview which must precede their actually being admitted to the. prison routine. One of the number was n dwarf, scarcely higher than a six-year-old child. His biography stated that he was 20 years of age, but he looked much older, although, Judging from the vacant expression of his face, his mental forces were nearly as dwarfed as his body. With two bookkeeiiers I was watch ing furtively the actions of this ex tremely repulsive-looking prisoner, wheu one of the clerks, by way of comment backed by a desire to 'hear the prodigy speak, asked him: "What trade are you going to learn?" ' ."Who. me?" drawled the man, with a fearful Hebrew accent. I takes bp shuspenders nn' collar buddons." He had no Idea of the reason for the explosive mirth which his declaration provoked; and as with him, so it was with many others. They vaguely un derstood that they would lenrn some thing at which the dollar might be made, hut that was oil, except that they naturally connected the Idea with what they kiiPw of business where they came from. The little Hebrew, the extent of whose business had rested in assisting his brother to make sales from a push cart, had been committed for assault ing one of his competitors. To-day he is a peaceful enough tullor and clothing-cutter, his earnings .averaging five dollars a day the year round. Direction for Amnteura. The amateur always has a hard time of it. and the amateur nppreclator of his friend's artistic attempts Is no ex ception to this rule. Fortunately a writer In the Munich Jugend has dis covered and published five signs which should be very helpful to all who have to criticise pictures. They are as fol lows : 1. If the artist paints the sky gray nnd the grass black, he belongs to the good old classical school. 2. If he paints the sky blue aud the grass green, he is a realist. 3. If he paints the sky' green and the grass blue,, he Is an impressionist 4. If he paints the sky yellow and the grass purple, he is a colorlst. 5. If he paints the sky black and the grass red. he shows possession of great decorative talent Wining- Away the Tear That man over youder is Mr X who Las contributed to wipe' awav many a tear." J "Bless his kind heart!" . "What for? He deals in pocket hand kerchiefs." Any man mny acquire a will 0f his own by hiring a lawyer to write It for him. Perhaps the dashing young man gets his of the haberdasher. I WML r0 The Foot-and-Mo.it h niaraae. This disease, called also epidemic or epizootic stomatitis, or. sore month, Is primarily a dlt-euse of cattle and sheep, but It may attack man as well, aud In almost every epidemic sonic of the hu man attendants of the cattle or drink ers of the milk suffer. The disease is extremely contagious, nnd often ap pears in localities where no previous ' case bus been known, In accordance Wth the paradoxical law that the more. contagious a disease Is, the less is the need of nctual contact In its spread, n ml the more mysterious often Is Its diffusion. In the "case of foot-and-mouth dis ease, for example, the fluid from the sores In the mouth contains the poison Iu very concentrated form. This fluid drips from the mouth of the cow or the sheep ou to the grass, aud Is taken Into the mouth of another animal graz ing later on the same spot. But more than this; a bird may alight at the ' spot wet with tin' Infectious saliva, or . a rabbit or dog may brush some of it off lu Its fur as It runs over the place, and so may carry It to the next field, or even in the ense of n bird a pig eon, for example to some Ueld many miles distant. The first symptoms In cattle are a slight trembling or chill, dullness, loss of appetite nnd stiffness. Soon the ani mal refuses to graze, evidently because of the soreness of the month, us well ns as by reason of the loss of nppetlte from the fever. The saliva drips from the mouth, and Inspection shows the, presence of innumerable little blisters, which soon break, leaving shallow ul cers. At the same tini there is a similar eruption on the feet, Just above the 1 horny hoof behind, and on the skin between the two hnlves of the hoof in front. These are also painful and the animal wnlks lame, und 'when stand ing continually shifts its feet. The disease lasts uliout a week. Then the eruption ceases, the ulcers heal, apiietlte returns, and the nniiiml Is driven by hunger to make cautious at- . tempts to eat a Mittle. Improvement continues, and iu young animals com plete recovery obtains in a week or two; but in older animals convales cence is more protracted. The disease may be transmitted to the human being by direct contact, but more often through the milk of a dis eased nnimnl, or through butter made from the cream of this milk. The dis ease iu man runs about the same course as in animals. Recovery Is the rule, but the attack may vary greatly In severity. Tnpewornia. A German named Von Slcbold made himself a specialist ou tapeworms, and In the course of ills researches dis covered that cuts and owls were infest ed with exactly the same kind of tape worms. He then cogitated on what the bird and the cat could possibly have la common, and concluded that It could he only in the single matter of diet, namely, that both ate mice. He pro ceeded then to investigate mice, and found in some of them not tapeworms, ' but a great number of minute bug shaped creatures now called cystlcercl, which had burrowed into their flesh. These had ns little resemblance as pos sible to tapeworms, which may be 20 feet long. lie then fed the meat of such unfortunate mh to dogs, pigs and chickens, and in due time, lo! all three grew the same tapeworms with those of cats nnd' owls. The common est kind among our tapeworms comes from eating beef not sufficiently cook ed to kill the' cystlcercl- In It Dr. William Ilanna Thomson, In Every body's. Her Favorite Doll. It is always dangerously easy to take a too pathetic view of matters. The English author of "From Their Point pf View," Miss M. Loane, tells of a lady who accompanied her on her rounds as- district nurse In one of the poorer sections of London, nnd who was struck by a forlorn little figure tenderly nursing one of her father's boots, wrapped In a soiled pinafore which had been intended to hide the holes In her frock. I knew the little girl. She was the child and grandchild of skilled arti sans, and I had seen her so often standing erect In her Saturday tub that I knew her dirt was superficial, and that no sign of wnht or 111 treat ment was observable. But the pathos of the scene was too deep to be com bated by mere common sense, aud my friend went home and dressed a doll for her. The child received it doubtfully, with a slight preponderance of pleas ure. That day she broke It. the next day she destroyed it, and was soundly slapped by herj mother. Half an hour Liter I saw her, the tear-stains scarce ly dry, smiling grimly but sweetly as ehe hushed her father's boot to sleep once more. Shows Advance of Prowreaa. One hundred years ago it wns con sidered a wonderful achievement for ten men to manufacture 48,000 pin" la a day. Now three men make 7,500,000 plus In the same time.