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( 1 The New York City government ex pends $1,01G,JJ0 each day. The twine trust may find a rival tn the Malva CuHtella, a new Philippine fiber plant Germany nlone sends to London an nually 20,000,000 feathers of birds for millinery purposes. Most of Spain's Imported meat comes from Portugal ; France and Morocco furnish the remainder. A graduated rod, which rises and falls with the bottom's variations Is now used to chart rivers. New York City Is the second In the Union for size of per capita debt, it being $113.25. Newton, Mass., coming first, with $125.58. The highest elevator service In the world Is that at Burgenstock, a moun tain near the lake of Lucerne, where tourists are raised COO feet to the top of a vertical rock. The devotion of a stork to Its young lias been strikingly shown during a Ore at Basel. The nest was set on Are by a spark from a chimney, but the moth er bird refused to leave the fledglings, and all were burned to death. - It Is said that bees must take the nectar from 02,000 clover blossoms to make one pound of honey. This means that they must make 2,750,000 trips from the hive to the flowers. And when the price of honey Is taken Into consideration It will .readily be seen that the price of bee labor Is too cheap. Kansas City Journal. Of all the Interesting uses to which Incubators have been put that of hatch ing alligator eggs is probably tho most striking, says Popular Mechanics. An Englishman at Hot Springs, Ark., Is en gaged In raising alligators for the mar ket. The demand for the hides to use In manufacturing purposes Is constant ly Increasing, while parks and zoos buy the live reptiles for exhibition. The State auditor's ofllce yesterday paid bounty claims on 1,021 full-grown wolves and 051 cubs. The amount paid out was $0,721.50, and In this fiscal year about $30,000 has been paid out on such claims. Marshall County made the biggest showing, with $1,620 paid, and claims for $132.60 from Hennepin County were honored. The present bounty Is $7.50 for grown wolves and $3 for cubs. Minneapolis Journal. One of the most remarkable freak newspapers ever printed was the Lum- Inara, published In Madrid. It was printed with Ink containing prosphorus, so that the paper could be read In the dark. Another curiosity was called the ltegal, printed with non-poisonous ink on thin sheets, of dough, which could be eaten, thus furulslllug nourishment for body as well as mind. Le Blen Etre promised those who subscribed for for ty years pension and free burial. If report Is true, there are vast sums of money to be made In the cultivation of flowers In the Ulvlern. In one sen ium alone $2,000,000 worth were ship ped away to foreign countries, and, odd ly enough, the , majority were sent to Kngland. It Is a long Journey for deli cate blooms to make, but they are so perfectly packed and kept en route' that they reach their destination In excel lent condition to glnddeii the hearts of and adorn England's fairest womeu. BEFORE AND AFTER. How the Vnpnnolnnl Woman Be came Punctual. One very often sees In the journals devoted to wonnon a list of rules by which t.lio uninitiated meimliers of the weaker sex may win the affections of tho stronger. These usually begin, "Never be lato In keeping an appoint ment," go on with much good advice nlHiut wearing roses and "miles wtien greeting their lordshlj and end, "Be a good listener, but talk little." Exactly what wlsouvre compounds tliese sago axioms, deponent refuses to utatc, but sometimes one Is Inclined to believe that It U a man, says the Haiti more News. This page knows a number of young women who are extremely popular wlBi men and who count their suitors by the soore, but not one of these was ever la time for nn engagement In her life. All pride themselves on being uupunctual, selfish end samewtiat heartless. A young woman remarked brasenly the other day that men did not like girls wlio were two prompt "They prefer to he kept wwltlug a bit," she said. "Tlicy don't Has you to eetn too anxious, in raot, tne OKI verse about a women, a spaniel and a walnut tree originally read 'A man, a spaniel end a walnut tree the more you btwt them the bettor they be.'" And then ehe broke an engagement with an adoring youth by telephone end went off to take a walk with a young woman of whom she Is fond. Tho married woman present protest ed cynically: "A men may like woman who makes him wait and flouts Irtm before bo la married to her; he doesn't after. Why, when I met John I treated him exactly aa Helen Is now treating Roliert I broke engagements with him wlienever It suited me to do so, and It did very often. If I bad an appointment to lunch with him emne iwhere downtown at 1 o'clock, I would troll In at 2. cool and cairn, to find my dance probAbly "wearing Inwardly, but outwardly composed and dullghtcd to aee me. At least,' I used to say to myself, he can see I am not running after hbn.' My treatment of him had been so scurvy during our betrothal that I really believe John was not quite sure the day we were married whether I would be on hand or not lie was at the house at an unseemly hour to know whether I was well und was up and would be on time. I was only twenty minutes late at the clmroh, but that was because father made such a row 1 had to go then. "The first time that I was to meet John to take luncheon with him after the wedding he made the hour 1 :30. That will give you plenty of time to make a grand toilet and arrive In time,' lie said, and then he added, so berly, 'I should advise you to 'be punc tual. I arrived at 2:30 and looked about for John. He was nowhere In sight, but after a while a beil boy came to me and asked If I were Mrs. Blank, and when I said I was he Informed me that Mr. Blank had waited for me fif teen minutes and then gone back to his office. "I ate luncheon alone and had It out with John that nlgtit 'My dear,' he said, 'I have spent two years, more or less, waiting for you. Now I have mflde up my mind I will do It no more. You must be In time for appointments with me or you will not find me.' That -was three years ago and I aim the most punctual person Imaginable now. I am telling you this merely as an Illustration thnt, though men may be attracted by indifference and care lessness before they are married, they make all possible haste to jnold the girl of their choice Into a punctual and thoughtful woman afterward.", "Men like girls who treat them with Indifference," persisted one of her lis teners, doggedly. 'They nwiy marry such a person, but they marry her to reform her If they do," replied the married woman. "I1 '!' 4- -I- 'I1 'I"!1 'I'-r'H-'l"!1 1. i iji i ii ii ij' THE EIGHT LINING. 4 ,J,,l,,t'l,,l'4H,H"l,M"l,,H,,l,'i,,li,H"fr' Chetalovn, a Zulu servant, of whom Mildred Stapley, In Good Housekeep ing, has many amusing tfhlngs to tell, would come Into her service at first only with the stipulation that he should be allowed to retain native dress. But one day, observing her about to tear up an, old, worn night dress Into dusters, he begged for it, and begged also for some discarded stockings, quite past darning. The next morning, being summoned to escort his mistress on an errand, he appeared In what he bad decided was a fitting cos tume. 'The night-dress had been abbre viated Into a sthlrtaud was belted In with a gorgeous broad belt of bead- work, from which hung his mocha (na tive apron), then nothing until where the stockings, heels and .toes cut out like gaiters, were fastened below euch knee with a four-ln-hand necktie. "I recalled then how earnestly he had watched me knot my own ."art a few days before. He pointed to his Im promptu garters, and said, proudly. 'Like Ingoaagah'a' (madam). I had not the cruelty to Impress upon him that I tied my four-ln-hnnd at the neck, and not at Hie knee," Tho next Sunday Chetalovu brought his fiancee to call, and begged that she lie Rhown tho white lady's clothes, es pecially the dress she wore Inside out, ugly black one side, beautiful red the other." This was her tailor-made suit lined with gay, changeable silk. Naturally, savage taste could not comprehend the perversity of wearing siicJi a fascinating garment bright side In. Youth's Companion. Motha and BntterUloa. Borne moths look very much like but terflies, but there are two ways In which you can always tell the one from the other. Each has little slen der feelers growing from the head, but the butterfly's feelers, or antennae, as they are called, have knobs on the ends. The antennae of the moth some times have tiny feathers on them and sometimes little spires, but they are never knobbed. Then, too, In alight ing the butterfly always holds her wings erect While the moth's droop or are nearly flat . Some Georgia Naaveta. Don't spend mere time titan wtoat you have In sight Get religion before you get the rheu matism. Don't think you're the only somebody In the world. If you were you'd be lonesome. Love your neighbor as yourself. If you do that you'll have a high old time In this world as well as In the next Atlanta Constitution. Simplicity. Ad Inaaltam. "Divorce?" repeated the man of the future, with a laugh. "Oh, bless me, no. There are no divorces any more. Everybody goes In for the simplified morals, now, Why, If you were to try to get a divorce, you would make your - Ininit rMlMilniiB aa If n to aiicll tho with a ugh." Puck. Troahl Ahead. Yeast I see by this paper thnt nine teen women have been elected members of tho parliament of Finland. Crtmeonbeak There will, no doubt, be en Interesting time now to deter mine which one shall be ttie speaker. Yonkera Statesman. Not Worried Yet. "I see a corporation has bridged the Styx," otieerved a passenger. "Does this competition hurt your trader "A little," admitted Charon, "but I still have a shade the best of if Kan sas City Times. Womanly Qnalltlea That Men Like. The qualities In a woman that win a man's love are various, but they may all be summed up In one word, and that word Is womanliness. The highest testimony we can give to true woman hood 'Is to acknowledge that Its attrib utes are the sweetest and the most at tractive to be found In life. Gentle ness that Is one thing a man looks for In the woman be wants for his wife. Not the loud-tongued war of selfish seeking, not the restless desire to as sert herself and drive all others from the field. A gentlewoman Is a woman who recognizes her highest rights to womanhood, and does not discredit them by flinging them In the world's teeth. A man loves a woman who Is true. It is part of his view of the woman ho wants to make his own that she Is an angel. He credits her with all good ness and all nobility of soul. If he sees her trying to attain it, however hard the struggle, he admires and re spects her, whatever his own alms may be. But when she pretends to be good and Isn't when she talks of noble deeds and never tries to do them when she tells him he Is all the world to her, and allows him by her conduct that he Is not, when be detects the humbug ; men are much quicker to find out than women, and his respect and his love go. A woman must be loving In a man's Ideal of her. She should have that ten derness' which Is one of her CSlef charms. Loving In spirit, not In word alone, though her words must have gra clousness, and never be rude or unkind, She must show the soft side of her na ture, not the thorny one. He gets plen ty of that from his own sex. Just as It Is his strength and bis manliness that seem to her his most ad mirable possessions, so he looks to find In her what Is lacking In himself. Above all, a man looks to find a woman sympathetic, full of Interest in them. Exchange. A Smart Jacket. An advance model for early fill suits shows a close-fitting Jacket, plain save profuso decoration of buttons, which are set over shoulders and down over sleeves; the latest, however, are cut In one piece with the Jacket. 'The little skirt tits perfectly over the hips and the Joining to Jacket Is hidden by the narrow belt which fastens In frn with a largo button. Breadirlnnlnn Capacity, It Is of the utmost Imimrtance that every human being be fitted for bread winning. The San Francisco catas trophe taught a bitter lesson to thou sands of easy-going mortals. I'hysl dans who had spent years In building up a practice found themselves obliged to begin again at the bottom with young men full of ambition. The rich bad a tlrst taste of bitterness In being obliged to share hardships with fam ilies that had hardened In adversity, Some of these will never recover from the blow because they have no ability to earn a living. Those who are better equipped will find gportunlties of which they can make use. Decide tor Youraelf, No greater evidence of weakness of charneter can be shown than a eontln ual appeal to friends for advice. At ! time we all need the counsel of a gonl ! fiend ; nut constantly to nsK lor it t like constantly IHirruwillK. lANirn to decide small matters for yourself and learn to decide quickly. Better make mistake once In a while from too hasty a decision than to form tho habit of Indecision. It Is the first milestone on the road to failure. I . . What K Wlte Ifeeda. Bhe needs a good temper, a cheerful disposition and a knowledge of how he husband should be treated. She needs a capability of looking on the bright aide of life and refusing to bo worried j by small things. She needs a secure I grasp of such subjects as are of Inter- ; est to men and should not be abov , studying even politics In order to under- stand should her husband speak of them. She needs a sympathetic nature In order that, should sorrow fall upon them, she may be able to give comfort to her husband. She needs to under stand something of sick nursing. A wife with no notion of what to do In the case of Illness Is. but a useless thing. She needs, considerable tact and pa tience the one to ennble her to know when to remain silent and vice versa, and the other to put up with him when him temper is ruffled. A ROIITTHF- AW 4 If the baby has a rash the young mother Is likely to jump to the conclu sion immediately that it has measles or scarlet fever, which Is seldom the case. The measlro develop on the face, but the physician can see It first the mouth. The eruption shows swelling and blotches between that are moon-shaped. In scarlet fever the spots are so near that they seem to run Into one another, though each little speck Is closely defined. Before the doctor conies no solid food should be given the child and a Bpoonful of cas tor oil may safely be administered. Do not hang curtains around the baby's cot. Children need plenty of Ir, especially when sleeping. Do not place the cot In a position where the light will fall on the child's eyes; nor In a draught. Do not make up the baby's bed on the floor. The air Is most pernicious near the floor, and purest In the middle of the room. To Clean Wall Paper. These directions for cleaning wall pn per are likely to bo of service to many a housewife. Proceed as follows : Cut Into eight portions a loaf of bread two days old. With one of these pieces, after having blown off all the dust from the paper by means of bellows, begin at the top of the room, holding the crust In the hand, and wiping lightly downward with the crumb, about half a ard each stroke until the upper part of the paper Is completed all around. Then go around again, with the like sweeping stroke a very little higher than where the upper stroke finished, till the bottom is finished. This opera tlon, f carefully performed, will often moke very old paper look almost equal to new. Ureat caution must be used not to rub the paper hard, nor to attempt leaning It in the horizontal way. The dirty I part of the bread, too, must be continually cut away, and the place re- uewed when necessary. Bnttermlllt aa a Tonic. Ordinary sour buttermilk is a better tonic, Is a beter food than was ever bottled or boxed up by the chemist or doctor. Buttermilk Is a very hearty food. Two glasses a day Is enough for any one. This should be drunk with meals, or else should not be taken within two hours of a meal, says Mc Call's Magazine. Time should be given for it to thoroughly digest before any thing else Is taken Into the stomach It takes buttermilk considerably over an hour to digest, and to drink another glass before the first one is digested Is only to stir up difficulty with the digestive organs. Really, the best way to drink buttermilk Is with the meals, though It may be drunk between meals ns a sort of easily digested lunch. Alrtna; Llnena. Linens should be given a thorough airing every now and then, most thor oughly of nil, of course, just after they have come from the laundress, Plenty of light and air, as well as soap and water, are necessary to keep thein In spotless condition, for what occult reasou only some one wise in the law of physics can tell. But the results will tell their own tale airings are the best preventives of "freckles" and mold and mildew. DAME: Checked voltes. In two-toned effects. are exceptionally attractive for after noon gowns when made with a silk gar niture. Sashes and bretclles can be made of narrow ribbons alternating with the game Insertion and edged with tluy ruches of lace. X plain shirtwaist can become dressy blouse with the addition of jabot which fastens at the neck and tucked In the waist line. " For theater and seashore use. Span Ish lace scarfs are very pretty. Os- trlch boas are worn In appropriate shades with afternoon and evening gowns. Velvet ribbon, plain or set with jew els, Is worn arouud the neck when the gown Is decollette. It Is Invariably seen with the Dutch neck, which is now so popular. Dainty white batiste shirtwaists are shown with Marie Antoinette frills. ith a tiny edge of lavender, pink, blue or tan color on the front plait and on each edge of the cuffs. Very pretty princess lingerie dresses are made of French mull In white, pink, light blue and heliotrope. They are trimmed on the skirt and waist with Valenciennes lace. Some of the newest sleeves are made with bewitching little puffs above the elbows, and cuffs fasteumg Just below. Another cuff Is of lace which reaches half-way down the forearm. The feather pin Is a Jewelry novelty which threatens to be as popular as the horseshoe and the swastika. A coral setting In tho center of the quill Is used with gold, and turquoise with silver. A pretty sash, called the Japanese style, Is made with wide girdle, Bhort, flat bow, and long ends. Another style Is the Dutch loop made In a large puff of soft silk and two long ends which are finished with fringe. There is a new hair or,nament of twisted purple velvet, wired, with clus ters of black currants over the right ear, and white over the left. This fruit made of silvery tinsel and a few natural colored leaves are put with It Necklaces with stones to match the gowns are the latest craze. A slender gold chain with pear-slmped mother-of- pearl pendant Is very popular and can be worn with any costume. Amethysts and topaz are more becoming to most women than the more brilliant stones, .White Bell Shape. Small, white bell-shaped hat Its dip brim edged with black velvet Around the high, square crown, bonds J t3. of black velvet ribbon form a -lattice : n F7'BV V " V - V. . , m i . , ... . , , ment when he thought himself alone over loops of similar ribbon, which are ; " , . , . set on perpendicularly so that the ., . . upper portions reach to top of crown 1 i , .. . .. ,1 . ,1 miu luwi-r liters CAietiu lu t:ue ui brim. On the left side the velvet is arranged In choux, separated by knots , . . ' , ,, . ., . . ., pointed ends slightly- wired so that they will stand out from the hat brim. The lace yoke and collar of the gown worn with this hat are trimmed slightly with black velvet, and a fluffy net boa gives additional width to the figure. The Voire Admired. The voice that Is heard without rais ing the natural speaking tones Is the, well modulated voice which Impresses one with Its calm and Its sincerity. Trolu the ear to recognize pleasant sounding, agreeable voices and listen to your owu critically. A shrill, parrot-like Voice makes the most beautiful woman a trying compan ion. Just as the touch of a woman's hand should be a warm caress, so should her voice fall upon the ear with pleasant uess. Waahlnar a Veil. In the case of a soiled veil there Is no remedy except by washing entirely. If. however, when a fair price has been paid, the color becomes changed. Not Saeh a Fool After All. and there Is something wrong with the A theological student supposed to be dye. If returned to the store where deficient In Judgment was asked by a. bought it may be exchanged for a per- professor In the course of a class ex fect veil. Little loose threads should animation: be clipped whenever they awenr and, I "Pray, Mr. BL, how would you dls- . , i ,,, , i. - . neeuiess to say, an vens win iu long- er If carefully folded or rolled and put away after each wearing. . Take Tuck la I'nder Hem. A simple way to shorten wash linen or crash skirts that have a deep hem at the bottom Is to take up a tuck on the Inside of the hem. This need not ne nuu-m-u "u n umc .j i't- tlcularly sewn, as the starch used in the laundry win now u in position, ana It cau he more easily rlped if the washing shrinks the material. Dreaden China. A correspondent says that on Inquir ing at a Berkshire village the postage nn a Ipttpr to Dresden, the nostmlHtrp-u consulted the postal guide, and at last I handed It to him with the remark that she could not find Dresden, though hh had looked at all the places uuder the head of Chlud ' THEODORE P. SH0HT3 Quita the Panama Canal for New York Railroading. Theodore P. Sbonts, who has resign ed his post as chairman of the Isth mian Canal Commission, to become head of the Interborough Hallway of New York, Is not a novice In the rail road field. It was therein he made his reputation, although hi? best advertis - ing has come from the appointment ' which President Roosevelt gave him In connection with the big canal, i He Is 50 years old. He began his business career as a lawyer, but rail road construction and railroad man- t L',-,.-. .1-. THEODORE P. SIIONTS. v agement were his principal fields of occupation up to the acceptance of the chairmanship of the Canal Commission, on April 3, 1005. In the '80's he bulit two lines of road, one of which Is now a part of the Iowa Central and tlie other of the Burlington, and subse quently constructed the Indiana, Illi nois & Iowa, of which he was the princlpal owner until its absorption by the Lake Shore. He then became president of tho Clover Leaf, Toledo, St Louis & West-' em. The reconstruction of the Pana ma railroad so that It Is capable of handling promptly the supplies, mate rials and other traffic Incident to the construction of the canal bns been one of Mr. Shonts' most Important works at Panama. A DOO SAVED HIM. Aronaed Genial Instinct and Kept. Rita from Suicide. Jacob Rils, Roosevelt's Ideal citizen, was born In Denmark.- Ills father In tended him for a schoolmaster, but the son disappointed the father by turning carpenter. In the broad years that have intervened, however, the father's Judgment has been shown to be correct Is Rlls Is anything, he 1b a teacher; and his school Is the School of Life. In the early days of poverty, in New York, he tried many ways to make a livelihood. At one time, when on the verge of despair, he I . . n k : ..,.. , . 7 , up, waggeu its tan aim lunue irieuus i , ., " . . till iuu, ului u After he became a reporter he ln- ' dustriously set himself about to let a. ! little sunshine In.' He was without ' money, but that was the smallest part, - ,, , , , , ,.J He Interested men and women wltbr the necessary means. In tho last fif teen years many millions of dollars have been poured Into the East Side, through the Influence of Jacob A. Rlls;. and the work has gone 0,1 and on till a new day has dawned where all was squalor. Old Mulberry has become but a reminiscence, and bands of willing workers now apply Rils' practical teachings. The luminous Influences radiated by the former Immigrant have spread till the solution of the problem of poverty has received new Impetus In. America. In the Same Family. Papa," said little 4-year-old Margie. "I think you are Just the nicest man. In the whole world." "And I think you are the nicest ' little girl In the world," replied her father. "Course I am," said Margie. "Ain't It queer . how such nice people happened to get In the same family?" The Child's Hour. cover a foolT" "By the questions he would ask," was the rather stunning reply. Phila delphia Inquirer. Vain Search tor Workmen. The agent of a Canadian railway ar- rived In 8t Petersburg a few days ag seeking laborers who were wanted to . construct a new transcontinental line, He did not get them, the autb-THtle being of the opinion that It vas not , desirable that Russian workmen ahn.,M be brought Into close American workmen. - contact with Hla Will. "Do yon think the widow will break his wuir Won't be necessary. She did that long before she became a widow." Philadelphia Ledger. A woman talks about herself ar about some other woman.