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
Germany nlone sends to London an
nually 20,000,000 feathers of birds for
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
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
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
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
"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
'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.
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
'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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
. 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.
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
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.
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
Checked voltes. In two-toned effects.
are exceptionally attractive for after
noon gowns when made with a silk gar
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
A DOO SAVED HIM.
Aronaed Genial Instinct
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
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.
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
cover a foolT"
"By the questions he would ask,"
was the rather stunning reply. Phila
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. -
"Do yon think the widow will break
Won't be necessary. She did that
long before she became a widow."
A woman talks about herself ar
about some other woman.
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