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fy 1EES MOME MMiAZllME PAGBfit ?3 r HUMOUR SIDELIGHTS ALONG WASHINGTON BYWAYS Things You Want to Know The Passion Play C2 mWnM'S the. USE.? 'J II. presentative Oscar T'nderwood of Ala bama is looming up aj one of the big f.g jres of the hoiiie'ln the event that the dem ocrat ire In the majirity In the Sixly Kfcur.ii congre-s. He Is regird'-d as one of -the, Ti.r level-headed men on the demo cratic side of the house; a good counsellor. "iw'whjt -Mow, hut determined, and of iT" at Influence. Mr. I'oderwood rank next to Champ on thw way and means committee. s3for that reason, again supposing thai there, will be a democracc house, is in line f..r I he chairmanship of the tariff com- iinttee. Tli-r also id some tsik of malting h.m eh unman of the committee on rules. Mr T'rtderwrvxl has been In the house for nearly sixteVn years'. II Is 4S years old. but looka ten years younger. He la a stu dent of the tariff, being of the school of Jcrr.ocra.ts that belteves If "tariff for rev enue only." ' . It Is generally aereptPd that Mr. Under wood has done more to bring about peace imong to democrat of the house, follow ing the wpllt in the ranks more than a year ,mo. than any otlicr man. He la Champ Cbuii'i lMrt adviMi, and If Clark is Feaker. Underwood undoubtedly will oc- l Hovt. THAT TUS. HOudS. DO NOW cupy the same position on the floor of the .house 'aa that now occupied by Representa tive Hum of Illinois. Mr. Mann by the , way, -seems to be the read floor Reader of tha republicans, al though thas position. U nominally held by Sereno E. J?ayfte Of New- Tork. For some reason. aot entirely' Clear, but generally supposed to be due to differences between the speaker and PayTie- over the tariff, the co-Urman. of tha ways and means commit tee is inactlre at this session of congress as the floor -ader of the majority eould wall be."' Mrf Payne ' has; not surrendered all of hta privilege tq. Mr. Mann, howerer. i 1 Suggestions That May Help Bridesmaids in Selecting Gowns The uncertainty of the weather has to I be reckoned vith. - "where April weddings are concerned, but when Is not this the easel However, In April one of the chief troubles lies In- thev-fact that though the day may loo fine aad warm. wUii bril liant sun and ky,,lt may also feel more eold than .woj-da can say after a night frost, orowita a scarifying east wind! In such a case, the unfortunate bridesmaids are really , to be pitied,. If spring attire to match the poet's idea of that seajon has been ' chosen. And anything more unbe coming than a. train of blue-nosed brides maids waiting in the draughty church porch ta not to1 be Imagined. I am always ijually korry, for candidates for confirma tion. ... ' Supposing April's lady, the bride of to ' morrow, b a wtse girl: she wilT think out a ' selieme for her . attendants, in which they will be more or lxs ready ta face any variation of temperature, and yet look suitably clad. It was my misfortune to be. placed close behind the bridesmaids in a recent t)ig wedding, and from the end of my pew. I seemed to be beholding noth ing but a perspective of backs of red 'arms showing . through transparent sleeves, which might well have been lined. I felt quite chilly and goosefleshed" my self from sheer sympathy. So pleave re member about sleeves. After all, only In the hottest weather do really transparent sleeves and guimpe look appropriate, and French Epigjams. Time solidifies true friendship and dis solves ail -other. - t A coquet t nustaiMea the need of pleasing for rhe f.4 of loving. 'Hope la a loan borrowed from happiness. ' How Often one is witty only to the ex Unt lhu. th.t abuu one are witty, too. Svefy budy'a triund Is nobody's frkn.1. There are people who fcnow everything and understand notning. lute is passed 'In'saxuig good-bye to those who go, until the day comes when one says 'gaed-byeMo" those who stay. Wuat is- the. greatest qualification for the mistress of a house 1 Tit make her gu.sta appear at their best by effacing btrse f. , , The first necessity Tor a woman of wlght; T.i support nhat she advances. i How herd It is to jet a woman into her fortieth year! But how much harder to get of lit The height of snoutung: To allow one's self to be'bllneed by the reflection of Others. A strong symrathy la as difficult to hide as a strong antipathy. We do ot make HtV; ft Is life that makes The tint .thteg a -woman learns is that fi ta Beautiful; the last 1hing she per- eives Wt- Ulttt aa- Is ol.L. vt pfpnse-' a man m-iet devote Ou a very Una wumaa. who always for he arista at the close r,f each lee.s lative d.iy and remarks: "I move that tha house do now adjourn." whereupon tha h us usualiy ji Ijoum-. It has arrived, hundreds of pounds of it. Senators are now content to sit quietly it their desks munching It. and Senator Carrol P. Page of Vermont la being voted th' most thoughtful man In Washington. The "It" li tn" annual cargo of maple sugar. Senator Vugo has a standing order with the farmers of Vermont that he Is to have the frt consignment of rug.ir and hia ordtr la so large that shipments to the markets are delayed until the consignment for Washington is out of the way. Each tenator receive a dozen cakea. If ha haa a family of children with sweet teeth, each member of the family is remembered. Accompanying each box .of the sugar is tha senator's card and a quotation from John Godfrey, Vermont's poet, which sayst "Men, women, maple sugar and horses; The first are strong. The last are fleet. The second and third uncommonly sweet. And all exceedingly hard to bent." Soon the New Englander's, senators, rep- resentative. pages, clerks,' office holders of various kinds, men, women and chil dren, will gather to eat maple sugar to gether Just as they used to eat It at the maple sugar parties at home. Before each person will be placed a cake of ice and a pitcher of hot maple syrup, and the ayrup will be strong out and allowed to cool be fore being eaten. Then there will be old fashionM soda biscuits and home made cheese from the hills of Vermont This Is the time of year when the Ver monters In Washington make a real noise and have no difficulty in having accepted all their Invitations to maple sugar parties. even then they are not pretty unless the neck and arms beneath them are white, and can be trusted not to turn red or blue, or a mixture of both: Bridesmaids are often far more nervous than the bride, and nerves play funny tricks, especially with quite young girls, whose entire circulation sometimes seems to go quite wrong under the stress of emotion! After all, why should our feelings affect our faces only? The little shot taffeta coats are charming for uncertain weather. Bridesmaids should be given dainty little coatees of this sort to wear in church, and then, if they like, they can remove them at the house after ward. I have seen the prettiest set of brides maids' attire In preparation, built on the scheme of color In a single narcissus, a delicious flower of Ivory petals and palest yellow renter, a much more artistic scheme than that more frequently seen, where a strong daffodil yellow is contrasted with a soft white, says the queen. The frocks were of palest yellow and Ivory, shot nmon over white, the coatees the quaintest little garments, of white China silk with yellow flowers and green leaves, blurred by being veiled with, more nlnon and lined with yellow aatln. Thev had long coat tails, which were, however, turned back to show their lining, ami caught together by simply fascinating plisse lace bows; lace ruffles completed their short sleeves a la Marie Antoinette. wears nigh-necked rnwns: count of absence." "Closed on ac- IIow hopelessly undeveloped women are.. They are irritated by reason and led by sentiment. . In Jtoclety A man marries one woman, lives with another, and loves no one but himiself. . i On Marriage To make a marriage strong and durable, mutual concessions must j turn it Into a tie that attaches and not a i bond that enchains. i U , . 1.. - , uuMi or a ugniuouse on the ocean of life if It were not unfortunately too often only a miraso. ilako ne intimacies outside of your own clas; in this way you will keep your dig nity, personality and Independence Intact. Sacrificing one's self to d"ti' moans keep ing a eleur sky 6vr one's ln-4d even if the horizon's dark. Women is like flew- 1f one1 of Aurora's tears fa!l on pure alabaster, it Is a pearl; If It fall on the ground, it is mud. A woman In love will forgive even a cr'me. When she has ceased to love she can't even forgive a virtue. Bitterness of heart marks the course cf the years, and leaves scars on the fore htal like those of a-crowa' cf thorns. Noisy grief is like a whirlwind that car I ries everything with it ani leaves no trars ' behind. But silent sorrow ! a sword that pierces the heart and breaks orT in, the I n"und. The "path of life -alstf fies among ruins. H ippy those whnse confidence ia tlie prom ises of faith enable them to build upon a rmrk ' In a common sorrow a man has a trm.i sand occupation to d. street aim. A woman stands face to face w'th her grief, with nothing to take her away from it. ahe measures the very depth of the abyss! , . . e S N " TbR INSTANCE 7?v YJy BEHOLD Mt -sL ( . Jim. THE WHIP 0 WILL vw-wT iVkyW THE KINB OT INfORfWGWN . HXfi A LARK? tO 7?' (ttl "Wrf 00 NOT lAPART v'A. AVlfX AND DOIWC ctV v ' II (nL STOP Yt IF I -rr. TuT-TuT! fTi mttf CuiOUJ. WJTA KILL 7t BY HECK ! ; sS3 TWO FOLKS ALL tEEM "7) HEA8 MC ''' ""i Tl THE ANORE I ASK THE LE&5 KNOW, r 5fc XLT WE5TiOM& AlAa Z!iS IN WOE. AiX; iLCiT ifS JK' ' PEOPLE, ALWV3 TWXT ME SO. ArvP tti My. queries 6e.eh tj qucw ! VfcffT IS IT THAT HZ VCrf ' f JfK fOjJ C0W5L1P SUW? X TTou? 1 l w rv - , DO CRABS FEED ON rT V I -ho wek does t AM,7 ntrm The Tired Business Han Copyright. 191), by the New BY WALTER A. SINCLAIR. "The census man was here today," re ported Friend Wife. "WhaL a nerve! He asked me if I was white or black." "And you were purple with anger?" asked the Tired Business Man. "Ah. I see! He also asked you if you talked Eng lish! He probably does not himself and wondered if that was what you were con versing In or if It was Ido or Esperanto. Not Well, then did he wich to know If you bad ever served time In prison? Prob ably he thought you wre a magaslne poet who had been successfully hived away whare moat people would like to see all poets instead of dragging them out be cause they wrote weird poems In a minor key. not to say a skeleton key. "It's Just Ilka a woman not to under stand the portent and necessity of this far reaching and comprehensive plan of tak ing the census. As explained in the proc lamation of William Howard Taft In sev eral languages and set to music, the cen sus is taken for the purpose of apportion ing representation in. the house of repre sentatives and insurgents, according to population. To determine how many rep resentatives a stale should have it is neces sary to learn whether the Inhabitants thereof were ever divorced, where their pa rents were born, what languages they think they can speak besides English, how long they were out of w)rk in I'M) or since aforesaid Taft took office and started to travel, how marry children either his. hers or theirs, whether you are an employer or a worker or a grafter, who Is your favorite matinee hero and don't you think Maude Adams is sweet, who do you think will wln tho pennant this year, who do you The Onlooker Man head of Barnard college says he won't banish romance for girls. The pro fessor early recognises the futility of un dertaking the Impossible. Speaker Wadsworth, urging voting re form, wants fewer names on the ballot. Good idea. Too many officeho'ders alto getht r. Judge Grosacup says it looka like Mayor Gaynor In 1912. And right on top of this President Taft declares one term la enough for him. A Swiss who during a domestic broil threw C40 into the fire waa arrested, found guilty of prodigality and deprived of his civil rights. There's no money to burn over there. We are now brought face to face with some excavated works that are either un- j finished sculptures by Michael Angelo or the colossal art rak-s or tne country. Here's where we start out again to stem the tide of pessimism and obliterate from memory a 1 recolieotion of the Cardiff Giant. .'England seems to ba all torn up over i the coming election. But, patience, good t people; Colonel Roosevelt, the human cur ative plaster and potent pill of the universe, is on the way. Visitor from the other side says she Is jconvinotd the suffragettes here are mak- ing enormous strides. Wouldn't go as far i as to say that, for while our women, being ' attactio. have a freer walk than others. they aro not ungraceful. That waa a lovely Idea of somebody's. ! "Photograph of a Noted Artist at Work In ' His Drawing R.s)m." showing the poor ! wretch making comics while sitting on the edge of the bed with his feet on the wash 1 stand. i ! Warship is experimenting with a device 1 to atop a vessel going at full speed within . Its length, by means cf a brake. It may ' work, but all efforts to apply a brakj to i the building of warships seem ' to have ' fa.Ud. I George W. Perkins forses national con j urot for great corporations. I'm! That um urrov krrumtirt J- I I v. f-so iwctint rvr fT?l I I Telia Friend Wife All About Taking the Census and Keeping It. Tork Evening Telegram- (New Tork Herald think discovered the pole, what occupation have you and what kind of a place do yoj work in all answers of 'rotten' barred where do you expect to go when you die. nice weather, good day! They need all that to distribute representatives. And more. "They ask if you were a veteran of the union or confederate army or navy and not a word about Coxey's army or the rough riders or the night riders or the Philadelphia fencepolea or any of those prominent military organixations, and they have the country enumerators list all the hogs, sheep and cattle on the farms, although heaven only knows what they have to do with electing representa- 1 ti oa to congress, unless it a their innu- so? How does Mr. Perkins' idea of na tional control of great corporations com Dare with the federal incorporation of a I great foundation that Is just now slmmer- A sensation? Yea. I have caused a sen sation; why. It's me and Roosevelt now. While he Is sailing back to America I am sailing over to Berlin. William Voigt. "the Captain of Koepenick." Tho cobbling Jok'mith of Berlin, who played at soldier for a few brief hours and. raised heaps of trouble, should have written a book enti tled "Alone In Koepenick." High atmospheric pressure in the case of persons not doing manual labor has been found to act as a mental stimulus, increas ing the impulse to talk. Have an idea careful Investigation wul Indicate that some Individuals are so constituted aa to acquire the same mental stimulus in low altitudes. The Gloomy Person. The blossoming tree, the bird sons clear, But move his soul to new dismay. He murmnrs: "We are drawing near Housed an wg time or moving day!" , T. E. M. U!d English. The pitcher threw the ball, The batter made a hit Because the second baseman Could not connect with, it. -T. E. M. THOUGHTFUL She Oh, Santa, I hope you e brought me what I wanted some thirz to wear in mv ears. I ..nta Yea, indeed I brought . KT mm you nice bundle of cotton wool Company). All rights reserved. ence at barbecues. Of course, in some districts, men are voted like cattle, you have read, and this may explain some thing. I suppose they even count the calves In the country, but not In the city, not even in the musical oomedy theaters. "And wouldn't It be nice 11 our late friend Johann Hoch was in our midst to answer how many wives he had. He'd have to answer, under penalty. Still, there's that fake baron who married so many; maybe he eould be scared Into telling after he read the proclamation. But think of asking first marriage or second or subsequent of Nat r well, some prominent actor, or of HI that to, a well known actorlne. and having them say 'subsequent' because they had lost count. "The enumerators can have their t cents per person enumerated for all of me. Not for 2 cents could I write 'occupation; none.' for a wife who gets up at dawn, prepares breakfast for the family, gets the men out to work with lunch palls filled, washes the dishes, straightens the houee, dreseee the children, feeds them and Bends them to I school, does weekly wash, prepares lunch and clears up after, Irons until time to get dinner ready and after that la out of the way, sews and mends, mixes some bread and ati It for an early, rising and gets to bed about midnight, after also having planned and made her own clothes and her children's, dusted, swept, tended the stove and made beds. Occupation none,' Indeed!" "I deceived- him on one answer," con fessed Friend Wife, timidly. , "Aha, woman! I bet you told him I was the head of the family!" accused the tired business man. Little Prescriptions. If you feel sort of run down go immedi ately to one of the big skyscrapers In your town and ask the elevator boy to run you up. If your eyelids are red and In a bad con dition generally, walk down Fifth avenue and look at the pretty girls that pass you by. Some of them are good for sore eyes. If your spirit is worn out and you find yourself discouraged, because you are down on your uppers, go at once and have your self resouled. If you have a bad headache, go out. upon the highway and get into a row with a cleverer man than yourself. In tho excite ment of the fracas you may lose your head. If you lack confidence in yourself, take a run over Into Egypt and loiter about the Sahara until you have acquired all the sum you need. If some dainty maid has thrown you down so hard as to break your heart., gather up the pieces and ask some other maid to put them together again. If you suffer from insomnia, light your lamp and read Wliam James on Prag matism backward forty times without stop ping. Tou will rind It helpful. If you suffer from a flghtful toothaehe, go to your dentist and let him pull your leg. This will lower the seat of the pain very materially. If your ears are frosen In an April snow storm, do not be downcast. May wilt be here shortly and they will surely thaw. If you stomach goes back on you, turn around and walk the other way five miles each day and you will soon catch up with it again. If your eyes get out of focus so that you see everything double, call upon the girl of i your heart and comfort yourself with the ! thought that they are both yours. Harper's i Weekly. Daily Health Hint Among the many kinds and classes of wholesome foods, f i w should rank higher in importance and value than the common fruits from orehsrds and gardens. In satis fying our natural sppetlte for fruit that Is well matured. Juicy, and fine f aortd, we probably reach the highest form of .... . palate gratification with tbe Waa, possible digestive effort. Already thousands of American tourists are on their way to Bavarta thar they may Join with the l.ono peasants of the little vil- . lage of Oberammergnu In witnessing the first presentation of the Passion Plsv fnr imo. The first performance will be given on May lfi. and it will be seen by the larg et crowd vr gathered for that purpose. The last series of presentations wa-s tn the summer of 1900 tne crowdg taxed the resources not only of Oberammergau, but of all the neighboring country. This year the travel will be much heavier. Prob ably three-fourths of the people who Jour ney to Ohcrammergau will be Americans. ine rasmnn Flay of Oberammergau Is the most remarkable of all the religioua dramas. Its performance dates back to IMS. since which time It haj been given regu larly every ten years. The performances were originally given every tenth summer on Sundays only, but In 1900 the crowds which flocked to the village were so great that It was impo5lb!e for all to see the performances as given only once a week and It waa found necennary to repeat them on week day. Whether the peasants will be able to give performances aa often as might be desired is a mooted question, for the play, beginning at 8 o'clock in the morning and continuing until nearly S In the evening, with an hour's Intermission at noon, is a great physical strain upon the participants. , The origin of the Oberammersau Passion Play, according to the story handed down from father to son among the peasants, grew mit of a great deliverance of tho vil lagers from a plague In 1633. A pestilence prevailed in the Bavarian Alps and one of the pwuli working in an infec-ted district j came to Oberammergau to visit his family He sickened and died, after which the. scourge spread rapidly. Among the stricken families waa that of a pnaaant whose hut nestled beneath the shadow of the Kopfel spltse. The mother and all the children were borne to the churchyard, and on the night of his final bereavement the father ' lti - h , ,!.... ,,. ,,, strain, for he is suspended In the air by and husband, kneling in darkness and de- ,h . . -.r h" , tthB b"aW and his wrists for twenty spair, prayed that he, too, might be taken Immediately there appeared to him In a vision the face of the Saviour. In a few moments he saw the outline of the cross and then. In a gentle voice. Christ seemed to say to the humble suppliant: "My son. are you weary? Are you heavy-hearted? Do you weep? Remember my agony; I have endured more than thou." Immedi ately the peasant roee and dashed from his house to the church, where he found all In darknem. No llghs burned on the altar. Only the faint red fire that never goes out fllckeMd overhead. The peasant seized the bell rope and began to ring. Soon oil the villagers came trooping to the church. When they had gathered about the bell ringer he related the story of his vision and urged them to make a vow that they would enact the Passion of the Redeemer every ten years. Tradklon relates that from that hour the pestilence waa stayed. From that day until this the Passion Play has been the chief thought in the minds of the villagers. Of course, they do .not spend the Intervening nine years doing nothing. Most of them are wood carvers and potters, and they find a ready market for their wares among the hundreds and thousands of visitors who flock to the town even In years when the Passion Play is not being enacted. Anton Lang, the peasant who played the Christ us In 1900 and who Is appearing In the same role this year, Is him self a wood carver, and other members of his family are skilled with knife and at the potter's wheel. Naturally his work is In great demand, as every visitor wishes to take away as a souvenir something made by the chief figure in this great symbolic drama. For three years the peasants of Ober ammergau have been preparing for this summer's work.V They look upon the play as a religious rite and none is allowed to take part whose life has not been without reproach. The three years preceding the performance are looked upon as a period of consecration. The play consists of a number of tableaux, explained and intro duced by a chorus of eighteen, eight men and ten women. These tableaux precede each of the eighteen acta into which the play Is divided and each tableau !s a scene from the Old Testament, bearing upon the events of the New. For example, the first tableau shows Adam and Eve In the Garden of Eden, with the serpent twined about the tree of life. Before Christ Is haled before the Panhedrln the tableau of Joseph's brothers selling him to the Egyptians Is shown. The selection of the peasants to enact the various roles Is made on December G. the celebration of the feaat of ft- Nicholas. No, higher honor does life hold for these peasants than to be chosen to enact the role of the Chrlstua or the Virgin Mary The role of Judas, which offers the finest acting opportunities In tho whoie play, is always a source of the deepest grief to the person chosen for the part. It ia al ways accepted, however, with the spirit that the actor will endeavor to make the scene of remorse so poignant that it will bo a never-to-be-forgotten object lesson to all who see it. The rrofits of the play are divided Into! ' Simple Ways of Preparing Scents to Burn in Rooms A pretty gift and deeirable article for the house is a little blaxer in which pow- ders of different odors ran be burnt. The latter can be prepared at home, and will serve to perfume a room and act aa deoderanta In cases of Illness. Theen scents are usually small squares or cubes which burn slow ly, and are com bined with charcoal and some sort of gum to hold them together. Sometimes rose water is made into a paste with these ingredients: One ounce each of gum ben sol n and nitrate of potassium, one-half an ounce each of cascarllla and liquid styrax, three-eights of an ounce of gum traga canth, three-quarters of aa ounce of olibanum Uiquid, and ten ounces of char coal. Thef'powdere should be mixed evenly and the gums reduced to dust. Hose water is then added urvul a paste Is formed stiff enough to mould the muss Into balls. This compound la put away to dry. Another odor, also; sweet and spicy, is made from two unees each of olibanum and henxoin, one-half dram each of oils caraway, aaadal. rhodium and geranium. one-half ounce of nitrate of pntassium and ; on. nound of Dnwdered charcoal. i - The Lragacanth and nitrate are dissolved together, before the other Ingredients are added. This must dry before using. four parts, the first part going ti tha poor, the s cond to defraying tin. expenses of ,n" P,a- tl,e ,nlr'1 f"r ,hl" '"'"PKal. t'" . school or design and other Institutions of i the village. The fourth Is as an honorarium for the a tors. . smail surplus Is also put aside for eiual distribution among the villagers, so thai all may share In tha financial benefits of the celebration. That the actors hava not been ovprpujdi in the past la shown by the fact that Joseph Mayr, who was the Chrlslua In 1HT0 received only J100 and in l.ssO only m.T.jO. while Gregor Lectuior. w huee Judas waa the masterpiece of both performances had only KO. L'udoubtcdly the actors will re ceive vastly more than these sums this year. And then. too. there witl be thous ands of dollajs left In the town by touiista who will wish to stay there far seveal days to study the life of the peajnta and to make the Journey up the mountain Kopfel, familarly termed "Chrlstua Kopf or "Christ Head." The peasants go up this mountain the day after the perform ances as pilr;ma to touch the metal cov ered cross perched on the topmoi-t point. There is a belief among the natives that if this cross fall it will be a visible symbol that the Passion drama shall be discon tinued. Until 1S30 the performances were given in tho village churchyard and It was not until 1".0 that the first theator was erected. It was a barn-like structure of boards, un roofed, except for the stage and boxes; but In recent years an Iron structure cap able of seating about 6.000 people has ben built. In the intermisiuns between the eighteen acts, the epilogue and the pro- loirne anil in nf nlnnatliui ,.f tk. .hl tn chuI.us np(irlv flfty hymn, A, the music is Bavarian and is pure and classical, low, soft and sweet, chiefly In. the minor key and with a refrain of lament running through tha whole, sug gestive of the sad story. In the crucifixion scene the peasant taking the part of tha ChrlMtOM unilsriribia a An.fV.I., K i 1 minutes. Some of the world's greatest actors and actresses have paid tribute to the remark ably graphic power, with which this won derful story is enacted by these untutored peasants. Edwin Booth, after witnessing the performance in 1M), said: "Never on the stage have I seen better acting nor finer conception of character." The great success of the Oberammergau Paseion play has naturally given rife to a number of Imitations. One Is glvea in the city of Mexico. In the village of Selsach, In Swltserland. the peasants have been very successful In reproducing a passkin play to Muller's "Passion Oratorio,'- which was given to the world In 1S!. The idea of giving a passion play at Selzacb was oon ceived by a party of enthusiastic citlsens after seeing tile Oberammergau perform ance in 1SH0. With proverbial iswlss cour age' they said: "What others can do we can do," and they set to work. The first per formance was given in lata and achieved an Immediate succusa. Another Interesting religioua festival re sembling the Oberammergau perform ance, but antedating It. is the Span ish play, "The Queen of Elche." Thla is enacted annually instead -of decen nially and deals more with the Vir gin Mary than with the life of Christ. The tradition of its origin is that on December 20, 1370, the statue of a beau tiful woman waa washed ashore with the sheets of a cantata of music unimpaired by the water. It was believed to be of miraculous origin and Its fame spread. The sick came to be healed, the blind and halt to bow before it. Finally it was placed in the cathedral of Elche. When the music is played and sung the church is transformed into a theater and thus who receive the sacrament are presented with an azure blue lace fan with golden sticks. The virgin is represented by a girl of 10 years, robed In a long blue silken gar ment, with an aureole about her head. While the choir sings. Mary kneels and there descends a massive blue globe, ur Mangrana which opens and from the cen ter there appears an angel who scatters coin among the assembled populace. The angel presents Mary with a gulden palm leaf and the virgin, now about to die, asks to see the apostles, and they pass near her couch In adoration. The blue globe de scends once more and Mary's- soul, repre sented by an exquisite doll robed in silk and Incrusted with goins, is taken by the angel to heaven. For two days the recum bent form, with a death mask. lies In state while the people with torches and candles pass around It. Finally the clergy fl out of the vestry and the apostles lift the cushion with the figure clothed in brocade and with Jeweled ornaments. Thev wri, a L ' h ,'" " " ln'n en,omb 11 b" c "'. "nun represents the sepul chre. The heavens now annurentiv or. ..... us,, lnB illusion or a golden sliowtr is seen the Trinity. The miraculous mirago slowly descends in the glory of its brocades and Jewels and a crown llgius upon the head. The chorus sings an inspiring an them and the festival Is at an end. a r,A V.- i. . i- ... .Z, 7 ' Tomorrow "Under Twenty-one TUgs." Extremely simple, but more suitable aa a deodorant. Is a combination of powders consisting of half an ounce each of od bar.um, cascarllla. cloves; cinnarmm. ben zoln and thyme. These are to be well mixed and kept In a tightly closed Jar. To use, the powder Is thrown on hot metal, a shovel answering the purpose. Sweet scented sticks, which are not diffi cult to make, take an ounce each of san dal wood and gum benzoin, three-qrcarters of an ounce of olibanum and hulf an ounce each of cascarllla, cinnamon, cloves and niter, as wt-ll as thn-e and one-half, ounces of powdered charcoal and one ounce of gum tragacanth. All the Ingredients are powdered and mixed, then mado Into a paste with rose ivat-r. They are shaped in little sticks and will burn slowly, whta dried. Few persons know that a room mav be deliriously scented by putting a few drops or any perfumed oil in a basin of boiling water. For example, three drops of lav ender oil to a pint of wjt-r Is a good pro portion. The water must be boiling la order to make steam and the oil must be dropped In slowly, then perfume la thrown off. Any scent one rhno-s can be useJ in this a, ay. Too great a quantity of oil will create a rank flavor. MA III iA RET MIXTElt