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Complete Assortment of —— Zenith, American, Belding, Refrigerators National, Reliable and Quick Meal Gasoline Stoves. . Mantels and Grates. Large Line of Door and Window Screens. Qttle Wonder and Stiepard's Ligmening Ice-cream Freezes. SEE THE ... The Finest in Use. ASspecia! invitation is extended to the ladies .to call and examine. Special Attention Given to Prepared and Tin Rooficg. H. J. CRISMOND, 312 Market Street. LA'JGHS AT TORNADOES. •Cazuuu -Man Bnlldd « Safe Kcfugn.und UcfloK Mi« Til-intern. Over in Quindoro, Kau., is a man who Tanglis f.t tornadoes. Underneath his Tsocso is a large collar, dry as a.bone, ore kept the .family provisions, one side of the cellar ami into the earth-beyond descends r. flight of steps Ssn-Iinir into another cellar. This latter ctHa.c"is cemented from top to bottom anzdT is so carefully constructed that sot a drop of water can enter. A ven- iSatuig shaft reaches the open air afcove, making it impossible for a. person in the cellar to become su (located. 'This subterranean abode is the envy •nnl admiration of the neighbors, but "every rose has its thorn." In the aefgrhborhood lives an old farmer who iisomething of a fatalist. He passed fs N^EE^ :E HE LAUGHS 'AT TORNADOES. bif or.e d'iiy while the cellar was being "Welt 1 , now, what, ye think yc're doing?" he queried. "Kailding a cyclone cellar." "Ye jest might aa well stop wastill' ••rer muscle, for if ye're born to git ittled by one of them danged cyclones an git ye, i£ ye're 50 feet under . The owner of the cellar never quite recovered his faith after this bit of •Seta Mum. • 31RD-CATCH1NG SPIDERS. •«nu«'tlin«s They S|>ln Wol>» Fully Thirty Foot. In Dlaniuter. 3Ir. W. J. Rainbow, an Australian aaturalist, gives in the American Nat- ; asalist tho following description o£ the ikrge bird-entrapping -spiders of his -aoanti-y: "Representatives of this Seaus abound iu tropical and subtropical regions. Their webs are composed •aLtwo kinds of silk, one yellow, excocd- ia£]y-viscid and elastic, the other white, •3ry: and (somewhat brittle. The latter 3s.':ii£C<} for the framework; of the web, lire guys and radii, and the former for are concentric rings. These-snares are *fc vary ing heights, gome times within jtaicli, again 10 to 12 feet from the jjrcmmT, but always in a position exposed to the rays of the sun. The di- iineter- is also variable, from three feet -upward 1 . One seen by Gratfe on the 3iji islands contrucUi a web 30 feet So, diameter.- Those snares are strong to entrap small birds. In the author's opinion the web is not set for such g-ame, and tho spider does not feed on her ornithological victim. In tho coses where she has been observed •with her fangs in tho body of the ensnared bird it is probable that it is for, the purpose of hastening- the death, of the bird in order to prcventits injuring; the web in its struggles to escape. Spiders of the genus Xepaila arc easily tamed. Although exceedingly voracious, they can nevertheless exist for many clays without either food or water. They pair in autumn. The sexes inhabit the same web for a considerable time, the female in the center and the male on the upper c'lge of the web. His efforts to ing-raiiate himself in the favor of his mate arc not always successful. It not infrequently happens that he has to retire from her prcsc-cce minus two or three legs." WILHELMINA TO WED. • Holland'!* Queen Reported to Be Betrothed to n German Prince. The London Standard publishes a a dispatch from Berlin saying it is reported there that Queen Wilbelmma of the Netherlands, will be betrothed to Prince Bernard Henry, a grandson of the grand duke of Saxc-Weiroar-EUen- ach. Queen \7ilhelmma. wns born August 31, 1SSQ, and succeddcd 10 the throne, on the death o£ her father, King Wil- belm III., ou November 23, 1890. Her mother was Princess Emroa., daughter of Priced George Victor of AViildcck and tho second wife of King Wilhelm, Queen Wilhelmina vlsitod Queen Vio- A BOER COURTSHIP. In the Novel Custom* of Youthful Lovers Trunnvii»l. Courting among 1 the Doers is a novel proceeding. A young roan, hnviug of course asked permission of his father to court the hand and heart of some neighboring damsel—by neighboring,] mean anywhere within 30 miles—proceeds to purchase thn most loudly colored and decorated saddle-cloth for his horse that he can possibly find. He will spend large sums on this article of equme adornment, and one. knowing the country can never mistake u young Boer going out courting. Moilut- ed ou his most spirited steed, he approaches the house of the father of his ladv-Iovc. Unlike the youth of more civi'lixed life, he avoids the lady and seeks her father, from whom he reverently asks permission to court his daughter. Tho old man returns no answer, but consults his vrou, and the youth joins the young folks. No more notice is taken of him during the day, but if his request be ugreea-ble-to the parents, when the hour for retiring comes the mother solemnly approaches the young mau a.nd maiden with a long tallow candle in her hand. This she places on the table, lights, and bidding the couple an affectionate good night, retires. This is the silent signal to the lover that his suit is successful. The young couple are permitted to sit up together in the kitchen so long as the, candle lasts, when the lady retires to the one dormitory of herself and sisters, and the youth shares the bed of the brothers or male portion of the family. —Forum. ^^^___ The Troubled Waters of True Love. • Young Man (to jeweler)—You can only allow roc five dollars for the ring? Jeweler—That's all. Young Ma-u—But you charged me $.13 for it amor.th ngo! Jowolc.r—Exactly. Young Man (sadly)—Well, give me the five dollars. I s'-posc I ought to be thankful that I got the ring back at nil.—Bay City Chat. QUEEN WTLHELMINA OF HOLLAND. tovin in England last year and the London newspapers were unanimous in expressing the hope that she would choose an English prince for her consort. Prince Bernard Henry is the scconrt son of the late hereditary Grand Duke Charles, who died in 1804- He was born at Weimar April 18, 1378, and is n. lieutenant in the Fifth Thuringian infantry regiment. His eldest.brother, Prince William, is the hereditary grand duke. Carious I'relilstorlo Moiikcyii, In several places hi the Cape Colony and Orange Free Sta.te of South Africa caves have been explored which yielded hundreds of mummified remains of a queer species of .six-fingered monkey. All of the full-grown speeinv«ns of this remarkable species of quadruwana have the tail situated high on the back —from three to five inches further up than that ou the modern monkey—and other distinguishing marks, such, as two sets of canine toeth, beards on the. males, etc. Whether these creatures ivere mummified by human beings, u-ho formerly.held them in reverence, or were overtaken by some catastrophe, such as a sudden convulsion of nature or a cataclysr. 1 . "which entombed them In their eaves.and thus preserved them,. !s a secret iliat'ean-never'be knonvu.— Public p'pinion. —Colored races never have blue ryes. Their eyes are always dark brown, brownish yellow or black. GOSSIP OF DAME FASHION.! The Latest Materials and Trim- for Evening Gowns. H»ts In Which to Cycle-Belts That Are FuHhlonuulo and the ItciiHon Therefor— Gowns Keen ut the Theiiter—A^ Pretty Indln 811k. [COPYIUGHT, 1SDC.] ' , The fashionable world has paused for j IL moment in its mad rush. Many of its j inmates have llown to uheir summer quarters for a quint spell before the sea- ! son opens. A few are still in town, and may be saim at tlie lost nights o* the theater, whore we can easily guin some hints of modified modes. Hac'n. day and each week brings somethingu.litlle different, in spite of the fact that the early spring gave the general outlines for the year. whiiih'cmn be sw-iirivl at very low prices. Ti'.fy make up prettily and look well, if W is fortunate enough to cecum a. p.-vt... tern that, do^s not immediately become common. Skirts for evening gowns show no diminution In size, a-nd have senmBthat are for the most part corded with white satin. Many of the skirts tire trimmed with old-fashioned racliingK-, while narrow silk fringe, exactly matching the gown in color, is another revival. Sieves for evening gowns are nothing more than box-plaitc-d frills, in 'Borao cases extending to justabove the elbow, in others not deeper than four inches. Tulle iiud thin silk are the materials most used. It is easily seen that the inspiration for them came from La Loie Fuller, or some other shining light of the world of dii-nccrs. The iiverage man rides :i bicycle much faster than the average woman. This is easilv. accounted for in the hats they A PUNCTURE PROOF TIRE. \ Severn] typical gowns are worth mentioning 1 . A simple pearl gray crepon luul no trimming whatever except some bands o£ cows:: while lace insertion, which were inserted lengthwise in the loose hotline. The insertion was ius- tencd to the crepon beneath silver pailette trimming-, and \vliite satin peeped from beneath it. A white satin A SILi<! EVENING GOWN. ribbon collar ;i,nd a silver belt finished the- costume. Another more elaborate costume was worn by a sweet-looking blond, with a black hnt that sat on the side of her head like a bird ready for night. Black India silk, sprayed with white, and over it, the material crossed in surplice fashion. To further this effect, what seemed to be 1hc ends of a fichu-fell over the skirt from each side of the waist. The bell sleeves emitted clouds of white lace, almost concealing 1 the hands. A bertha of green velvet was worn over a soft puffed bodice oC cream chiffon, with sleeves that were shirred to the arm above the elbow, and were fulled into extravagant flounces on the lower arm. CYCLING HATS. •venr. Men, with on utter disregard to their appearance (did you ever see a man \vbo looked anything but awful on a wheel?) wear hats that fit close to the head, nnd thus reduce any additional nil-resistance; women, withawholesome four of burnt noses and freckled faces, cannot resist the smallest amount of brim. This brim takes as its favorite slia.pe the Alpine, at tiroes with an English walking crown, at others a Tarn. Since the crash suit is the very latest for cycling, a crash hat is also cornme il fait. The love of linen, collar hn.ibroughtinto prominence another material—plain pongee—and that makes pretty bloomers and hats, to be worn with crash skirts. (Cloth hats, of the same shapes, but in darker colors, polka dotted, are also worn). Besides these are the straw Alpine and the sailor, but they offer such rosist- nncc to the wind that the genuine cycling woman thinks little of them. ] n the line of trimming, you may bo-v: a flat bow on the side of your hat twined about the cutest metal wheel. Or you may adorn it with quills, or simply a plain bow. The wheel is prettiest, but | also heaviest. J . The girls have got thhigs beautifully I fixed this season. And if you'll listen, ' I'll tell you about it: You sec, in past seasons, when a shaft of moonlight ' struck a couple sitting beneath the trees or in a hammock, one was inclined to wonder what that streak about the girl's waist was. But this season, if you see such a streak, you will be able to understand. It will' be nothing 1 but her belt. And it's quite permissable for that to encircle her waist. This explains why every girl is interested in belts. Just at present they Si'lk will be on important factor in evening gowns nt the summer watering places. It is difficult to tell what kind is most fashionable. Flowered taffetas and changeable chine silks are the newest, and will perhaps be worn most. Poult de soie is a more expensive material, but it is particularly appropriate SUMMER BELTS. for evening'werir, a-nd com<-.« rn the most 'delicate shades imaginable. Besides these there are India silks, A SUMMER WAIST, are wearing white kid, but its popularity will soon wane, because it is so cheap that it will become common, and —because in the shadow its color does not darken. If, however, you should decide upon a white belt, get one of veined leather, not smooth. And wear It with a leather buckle, or one of silver. Leather is most chic. When one gets rid of the glamor cast by white belts, it is easily seen that the swell girls who can afford it are buying belts of monkey skin, which is so delicately colored that it blends beautifully with the light shades of summer garments. , A few silk belts are worn, but they are not popular. Belts of sequins, resembling fish scales, and others of gold filagree encircle some waists, and offer. en opportunity for the display of mns- eive buckles, imbedded with precious (?) stones. THE LATEST. Wild Dog" In India. In India wild dogs are more numerous even than wolves, and bunt tn packs, like those animals. Mayor Schlcreu of Brooklyn I* to Manufacture One, It Is Said. There !fl u prospect oj there being on the market at an early date a new tire, puncture proof and fully resilient, manufactured by Mayor Scbicrcn oC Brooklyn. It is made ot leather, with an inner air tube of the usual quality of rubber. SnpCTiutnndent o£ Police MoKclvcy now has » sample of this odd device in his of- •flco, and the scheme leaked out through his sending for Frod Burns nnd Alexander Scliwalbach to get their opinion of it. Strange as It may seem, it has thus far inut with approval. The loutuur is a flexible variety of tho style used for shoe soles nnd has been treated by working sand and grit through tho pores so that it is next to impossible to pierce it with uny instrument. A tack cannot ba driven through it, whatever force is used. The inflation of tho rubber air sheath gives it the same y-ieldingquality possessed by other pneumatic tiros, and when dropped upon the floor it bounces as high as those having an outer shoo of rubber and rubric. It is claimed that it will not change its character when wet because of having a waterproofed surface. Tho weight o£ tho tire Is about tho name as the "full road hosepipes."—Xcw York Times. ODD SPOKES. Bicycles will be taxed in Maine next year. All nuts and screws are- tightened by turning from left to right, and slackened from right to loft. English racing men ficera to have settled upon an SO pear as the one from which best results can bo obtained. The secretary of the Chinese embassy nt -London has a private cycle show consisting of 120 bicycles, 5 tandems and 42 tricycles. Bicycle riders in Scdalia, Mo., are compelled by a new city ordinance to carry red lamps on their wheels at night. No Other color satisfies tho law. A Portsmouth (N". 13.) liveryman failed for f 12,000 tho other day. Ho says bicycles ruined the business. Three years ago ho was worth' f 40,000. Of tho muscles especially benefited by cycling first conio those of the thigh, then those of tho calf of tho leg, followed by those at tho back of tho shoulder. The Brooklyn "cycle path is five miles long and 14 feet wide, extending la a Straight line from Prospect park to tho oceau beach at Coney Island. The path is composed of n foundation of sand, ou which is placed a- top coating of 'blue rock screenings, which affords an ideal track for wheelmen. CELEBRITIES WHO CYCLE, . Brander Matthews says, "I cycle when I get a chance." Bi'cliard Harding Davis rides a bicyclo as easily as he writes stories. . Theodore Roosevelt wheels when he can't get a horso and play polo. Georgo W. Cable "rides tho wheel since three mouths," as they say in Louisiana. Tho empress of Austria, who has a worldwide reputation as a horsewoman, has been converted to cycling. Mr. Charles D. Rose, who challenged with tho Distant Shoro for tho America's cup anil then backed down, is 3 very enthusiastic cyclist. Ten years ago Maurice Thompson mounted "a bicvclo high with a slippery beat," but he has not altogether made friends with the safety. Julian Hawthorne says ho has tried riding, but found that his favoritn method of dismounting over tho front wheel had a marked effect on his brain. Captain A. C. Ansou o£ the Chicago baseball team had a severe fall from a bi- cyclo recently, receiving several painful cuts about the face and head. He was picked up unconscious, but was soou ready to "play ball" again. In Case of a I/oose Crank. When a crank loosens stop riding at once. To tighten, hammer tho cotter pin in farther, holding a weight of some kind on tho under side of Che crank boss to take up the force of tho blows. The cut at the end of tho cottor pin should then be screwed hard down to keep the pin from again working loose, but tho rider must not attempt to tighten the pin merely by screwing down liie nut, or-the thread will bo stripped therefrom. If the pin is too. small, insert a piece of tin or tough wrapping paper beside it on the flat side,— Wheel. Modesty and Bloomers. As to the modesty of bloomers everybody knows that if a woman isn't ladylike in her behavior she is immodest, no matter what she wears. There is neither modesty nor immodesty inherent in clothes. It resides in tho woman and not nor garments.—Bicycling World. When a Ball Is Broken. When you hear a grating sort of noise or when, on spinning cither of the wheels, n jerk or catch in its running is noticed, there Is very likely » broken ball in one of tho bearings. Under no circumstances rldo with a bearing in that condition.— Wheel.. Cycle Clear Store. A perambulating cigar store is the latest Berlin devclopmc: i of the world's newborn love of wheels. A magnificent glass case is mounted ou a sort of quadruplet which receives motive power from the limbs of the proprietor, who is seated just behind tho case. At night tho whole affair Is brilliantly lighted by electricity.—Exchange. ___ No Fear ot Mistake. It was at a "small nnd early" I first met my little girlie, And she looked, us sweet as honey in her snag- ly fitting gown. Her illtroduct'ry erecting Sot my heart most, wildly booting, And despite my best endeavor it refused to quiet down. When I saw her next, tn raiment A la knieker, she her woy went. And according to the funny men who scntooJo for the press I should have cried in sorrow. ••I'll blot out before tomorrow Tho thought of one affecting such uncouth, immodest dress." But my passion never flickered When 1 saw her thasly knlckered. And I didn't find it hard n bifurcated lass to *For, there is no use in talking, , Whether clad for wheel or w»lK">B So mistake is ever made ubout a girl who , swetrt and true. -Bcnrings.