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MUSIC AND DRAMA At the Metropolitan Theater next Tuesday and Wednesday evenings one of the greatest successes of the past season In the Eastern cities, and recently at the Baldwin Theater, San Francisco, "The Heart of Maryland." will be given. The secret of Its success it is said to be the strong dramatic element woven into it and the spirit of the piece. "The Heart of Maryland" is a romantic drama. There is no scene of carnage and no battle, but it in none the less powerful. The drama deals with a story of love and hate, framed by a series of effective situations. The stirring period in which the story takes place and the spot in which it is laid, appeal to the American mind and per- SCENE FROM THE HEART OF MARYLAND ACT III,"YES, YES. I'LL SIGN IT vades the piece with an atmosphere of intense liking. Maryland Calvert, the heroine. Is a Southern girl, loyal to her people and their cause. Her lover is an officer in the Union aim - and thi - causes an estrangement. She will not be his wife until he ceases to fight against her people. Her brother, a Northern spy, is killed while trying to escape with important documents. When Maryland learns that her brother has been killed as a spy while battling against the agony of her loss she suffers keener reproach that he had been false to the Mrs LESLIE CARTER. ( ause. She denounces the man whom she imagines entrapped him and then cries out in abject apology when she barns that the man whom she upbraids is her lover. The General is led to believe that his son is there as a spy and condemns him to death. The Genera! is killed In the ensuing battle which places the herd's adversary in command. Maryland intercedes for his life, but his enemy in the presence of her bound lever, who is about to be led out for execution, insults her and she seizes a b«,yon*)t and strikes him down. She and as the bell is about to be rung announcing the fugitive's flight, Maryland rushes up the belfry stairway, clutches the clapper of the bell and swinging to and fro in midair, prevents the ringing of the alarm and furthers his escape. The cast, headed by Mrs. Leslie Carter, cells into requisition the full comple- D.nt of the supporting company, among whom are James E. Wilson. Frank Mordaunt. Theodore Roberts, Henry Weaver, Jr.. Grant Stewart, Malcolm Williams, Herbert Millward. J. H. Hazel.on, Htlen Tracy. Angela McCaull and Virginia Tracy. It is seemingly extravagant praise, but a cool-headed actor the other day told the "Record- Union" that he holds Mrs. Carter to be the for tmost of all American actresses. Sam T. Shaw's large stock company closes to-night a very successful fortnight's season in Sacramento, and goes next to McDonough's Theater, Oakland. It is a good organization, painstaking, earnest, and performing all it promises, and more. That such a large troupe, and one so competent, can make ft pay at 10, 20 and SO cents, is the puzzle. H. S. DufTield is general managerand part proprietor of the competed for the position. Here Duffieid and Shaw have made a host of friends and will be gladly welcomed back whenever they | choose to come this w ay. * * * Among the plays which Sarah Bernhardt holds in readiness for her coming season at the Paris Renaissance are "La Vilie Morte." by Signor Gabriele d Annunaio, and "Plus que Reine." a play on a Napoleonic subject by M. Emile Bergeiat. The version of • Hamlet" prepared for the actress by MM. Eugtne Morand and Marcel Schwob is said to be entitled "La Tragique Histoire d Hamlet, Prince de Ranemark." * « • Moritz Jokai has finished a new drama, entitled "Levante." It is to be put on the stage during the winter at the National Theater in BudsvPesth. * » « It is announced that the distinguished Italian tragedian. Signer Zacooni. wh>> has been the subject of most enthusiastic admiration fn the European press, has signed contracts to give a series of performances with an Italian company in the United States. George Alexander has been visitinir the new municipal theater at Wiesbaden, where the curtain is raised and the scenery shifted by hydrau'fc power. * * * Miss Eleanor Calhoun expects to appear in London in "A Lady of Quality." an adaptation of Mrs. Burnett's novel, soon after Christmas. * * * The old actor, manager, and author John Culeman is about to return to the London stage. "When only 19 years old he played Othello to the lago of Macready He proposes now to revive "Pericles, Prince of Tyre." and to produce several new plays, including a new version of Charles Reade's "Griffith Gaunt." Mr. Coleman, in one part of his career, was associated with Samuel Phelps, a fact which is in itself a recommendation for any actor or manj ager. * * * ! In reviewing "the late- opera season . the London "Times" said that Mme. j Emma Eames for a time "enjoyed the i position of prima donna assoluta in a i far stricter sense than usually attaches ito the term. Her appearance is al; ways picturesque; her pares have al; ways been carefully studied as well as | exquisitely sung; while she has imi proved as an actress, she still lacks the final gift of conviction which, if she could only gain it. would raise her to a supreme position among modern sopranos." Of Jean de Reszke the same paper s:iys that "his superb impersonation of the brilliant part of Seigfried stands cut as the crowning event of the >var," while in all the German performances "the magnificently artistic conducting cf Herr Anton Seidl was a strong element of their success. The star opera in London is now "Lohengrin" in German, which both opened and closed the season. * * * Mr. Floersheim contradicts the rumor that the "Flying Dutohman" is to be staged at Bayreuith for the first time in 1809, There will be no festival in 01898, and in 1891) the repertory will be the same as this year—"Parsifal" and the Nihelung Tetralogy. Last year Mr. Floersheim was In somewhat skeptical mood, but this year he again became convinced of the almost unapproachable superiority of Bayreuth over all other cities in its Wagner performances. * * * Frank Bacon's compact, sterling com| edy company has had a good week in Sacramento and holds on for another, i producing at the new Clunie Mr. ; Brusie's domestic drama, "The Estate iof Hannibal Howe." This successful ; piece has been trimmed, cut, rewritten, ! fitted neatly into five acts instead of '. four, and made, all in all, a most charming drama, that we undertake to . S3y wiil be well received on the road FRANK BACON AS AMOS HOWE. 1 and ray for the venture of taking it out again. Bacon and his amiable wife, j Jennie Weidman. are in fine spirits, and full of high hopes for a good winter tour. They art popular in Sacramento. ] and deservedly so. Genteel and cleanly, prompt and business-like, a good, all-around actor and capital low comedian, SACRAMENTO DAILY RECORD-UNION, SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 189 T. Frank Bacon deserves the glad hand wherever he goes. » * * Foreign composers are becoming pessimistic. The other day Joseph Bennett asked Professor Stanford when London was likely to hear again his j fine "Elegiac Ode." ' After I am dead,"' i was the answer. So M. Saint-Saens, I talked to about his "glory," exclaimed: "Don't bother about my glory; let us I drink to music. Glory cannot come without death." * * * Gounod's oratorio "Mors et Vita" recently had its first i>erformance in Italy at Genoa and met with an enthusiastic reception . "II Trovatore" says it was "an enormous success." * * * The Grand Prix de Rome, which has been held by most of the great French composers, has been awarded this year I to a M. d'Olonne, a pupil of Massenet. * * * Martha Morton's new play, "A Bach- I lor's Romance," will be produced in j the Garden Theater on the -Uth of Sep- I tember, with Sol Smith Russell as the hero. * * * j Signor Piattf, the eminent violonj cellist, is now 75 years oid. After a | long career, upwards of half a century iof which he has spent in London, he ! has now retired from the Monday Pop- I u!ar Concert season, his place l>eimr ! taken by Professor Hubert Becker of 1 Frankfort. * * * I Verdi is said to have just completed ( a new "Te Deum," and it is reported j that he is about to commence the com- I position of a new requiem mass. * * * English musicians are indignant because ai the recent commemoration festivities, when the colonial troops were reviewed at Buckingham Palace, the programme was composed exclusively lof French and German music. English j composers being entirely ignored. * * * Audiences are forbidden to applaud in ; Russan theaters. A French Algerian court has decided that any spectator at the theater having the hat on his head after the rise of the curtain is subject to arrest. * * * j Harrison Grry Fiska's "Privateer" has ; made a genuine hit at the Star Theater lin New York. Mr. Fiske isn't content to j rtst upon his laurels as the brilliant 1 editor of the "Mirror," for he has other plays i{» reserve. * * # Herbert Kelcey and Effie Shannon began their starring tour at Wilkesbarre. Pa., on September 9th. They go to Walltick's on September loth for three wi ek=. The first piece they will produce is Madeleine Lucette Ryley's "A Coat of Many Colors." * * * Rosiia Mawis, the famous dancer at the P:;ris Opera, comes out in favor of ; the erection of a home for ballet girls, . where they will be protected from the dangers of a wicked world and kept within the bounds of morality. The ! "Mercury" regards this as a symptom of an increasing hostility to liberty. * * * Thomas W. Keene has postponed his I contemplated revival of "Drink" this ' season. He is meditating the produc| tion cf a strong historical play, the I scenes of which are laid in America. For tha present Mr. Keene will stick to nis repertory, which includes "Richard III.," "Hamlet," "Othello," "Julius Caesar." "The Merchant of Venice," "Richelieu," and 'Louis XI." jl♦ ♦ * Robert Mantell comes to the Pacific : Coast next spring. He will be welcome j as the flowers that bloom at that time, says the Los Angeles "Herald." * * * The Spanish Government has decreed that artists belonging to the aristocracy may not use their titles on theater bills. * * * Richard Mansfield will open his London season with a piece by Oscar Wilde, conceived and partly written during his imprisonment. The name of the piece is not announced. * * * Mrs. Oscar Beringer has written a one-act play for her two daughters. It is called "My Lady's Orchard," and in it Mis.* Esme Beringer will appear as a troubadour and make love to her sister Vera. * * * Justin Huntly McCarthy has written a new version of Paul Feval's "Le Bessu" for George Alexander. This is the admirable romantic melodrama which Fechter made so famous as ' The Duke's Motto," * * * Forbes Robertson is credited with an intention to revive " The Tempest" at the London Lyceum. CYCLER'S COLUMN. ONE MILE RECORDS—THE SACRAMENTO MEET. A Reorganized Club—Wheeling Regulations in Europe —Some Secession Talk. New York Times: There are the rud! iments of a joke in the fact that the j great battle of the bicyclists is to be ! fought for them by the Society for the i Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. This | organization proposes to enforce with j all possible stringency the law against i the scattering in highways of any subj stances, vitreous, metallic, or other, 'calculated to injure the feet of horses, I but there are so few hoises and so many bicycles on the road nowadays I that really the crusade will be of little j rial importance except as it saves rubber tires from mutilation. However, | th:- law is good and the work is good, |so the wheelmen will not object to beni efiting by either, even though the con- I sequences should be an occasional identification of themselves with the society's other wards. THE ONE MILE RECORD. Cleveland Leader: The bicycle record for one mile has again bec-n reduced by about two seconds. As an English rider did the work it is probable that I the British cycling papers which usied to question the correctness of what they called impossible records made by wheelmen in America, will accept I without hesitation the statement that a mile has been ridden, on an oval track, in 1 minute 35 2-5 seconds. Tha*. beats the )>est time ever made by a i running horse on any but a straight j course by about three and one-half onus, and it is the little fraction of onetenth of a second inside the time made by Salvator when that great horse rah the Monmouth straight track in 1 minute o-'Vi.' seconds, Salvutor's record was made Lv 1890. It has not been equaled since. The bicycle mile time comes down three or four seconds a year. A NEW CLUB. The Garden City Cyclers of San Jos.e went to the wall sometime ago in San Jose. They attempted too much in th? construction of a wheel track, and Insolvency swamped them. But the membership resolved upon reorganization, and a new club has just arisen out of the ashes of the old one. It is all clue to the untiring efforts of such men as R. J. Butler, J. A. Desimone tmd J. B. Lambkin. The name of th? new club is the Garden City Wheelmen, and the following are the officers: President. J. B. Lambkin: Vice- Pres- I ident, Robert J. Butler; Recording Secretary, J. A. Desimone: Financial Secretary, |H. L. Miller; Directors, George Osen. George Owen, Dr. F. Schumacher, Al. Hubbard, and Edgar Johnson. Committees: Recruiting—R. J. Butler and Tmy Delmas. Club Rooms—R. J. Butler and Dr. Schumacher. A secret committee to pass upon applications for charter membership was also appointed. THE BIG MEET. The Capital City Wheelmen have | completed all arrangements for the j great meet in Sacramento on the 20th I instant. And it will be a great meet, indeed. That championship race promj ises to be the big event of the coast, to I say nothing of that professional mile j handicap, with over ?400 in sight for the winners. COMPLIMENTARY NOTE. San Francisco Call: The Ariel Bicycle j Club of Vallejo contemplates giving a j meet in October on Its six-lap board | track there, and will probably select t the 17th as the date. As Sacramento : intends to follow up its September 20th j meet with another in about a month, j this will make at least one big meet | every week for some time to come, and I they will be conducted in cities where j a large attendance is assured, and by | clubs that thoroughly understand the j business. Wich the Sacramento man| agement there is nothing to be de- I sired, and the same must be said of ! Vallejo, save that its care of the offi- I cials and newspaper men is very slight, j There is ample room in front of the j Vallejo grand stand to construct a good j judges' stand and press box, and this should be done before another meet is given. WHEEL TOURING ABROAD. Americans who purpose to take bicycle tours through Europe this summer will do well to acquaint themselves with the rules which the various European countries have laid down in regard to foreign cyclers. The duty on cycles brought into France is $48 25 on every 222 pounds—about twentyfive cents per pound, dead weight. This j duty must be paid on cycles imported I f° r sale, and the same amount may be ! required as a deposit from any American who lands in France with a cycle, even though his sole intention is to i tour through the country on his wheel. There is in France an annual tax of $2 on each cycle, but this is only collected from residents and not from tourists. The revenue from this tax, which in 1890 amouuted to 1,909,00(1 francs, is spent on improving the public highways. Anyone touring through France will have to observe the following Ministerial decree: Each wheel must be provided with a 1 gong or bell capable of being heard at a distance of fifty yards. A plate, bearing the name and address of the owner, must be attached to the cycle. J Lanterns must be lighted at sundown. j Cyclists must take the right on meet] ing a vehicle and. when passing one, must take the left, decreasing speed j and sounding the bell. In crowded thoroughfares the cyclist j must dismount and lead the wheel. | Cyclists are forbidden to form groups, Iso as to obstruct the public ways, or jto pass through funeral corteges or I military processions. Cyclists are forbidden to cycle on the pavements and footpaths reserved for pedestrians. except in the country j where the roads are paved or being mended. In cases where it is permitted to cycle on the footpaths the cyi clist must moderate his speed when meeting pedestrians. i All French railroads are required to carry cycles as baggage, and are held responsible for any damage. thfe I amount of Indemnity varying according jto whether the cyclist is traveling first, second or third class. jln Germany the duty on cycles Is about three cents per pound. Tourists are entirely unrestricted, and need not lln Austria there is a duty of ?12 Of, Jon even' cycle Imported for sale. Each I tourist, too, must deposit $10 at the j Custrim-hcuse and make an. affidavit 1 that his wheel IS fee* for scie. and that jhe does not intend to become a resident jof the country. When his tour is over |he gets back the deposit. In Belgium the duty is 12 per cent. !ad valorem, and tourists are required Ito deposit a sum equivalent to that amount, which is refunded when they leave the country. In Denmark the duty is 10 per cent, ad valorem, and tourists must make a deposit equal to that amount as a guarantee that their wheels are not for sale. This deposit is refunded only at the Custom-house where the entry was made, unless a special permit is granted allowing the cyclist to obtain the deposit through another customs bureau. In Egypt the duty is 8 per cent, ad valorem, and the same formality is observed as in Denmark. Cyclists should be sure to get a receipt for the money deposited, of which only 7 per cent. I will be refunded. There is no duty in England. In Greece the duty is $2 on each blj cycle, and tourists are required to pay I a deposit of $2 and an octroi duty of ! forty cents. The latter is refunded, ' but of the $2. $1 is retained "for ex: pense, and even more may be rei tamed if the cyclist does not leave the I country by the same custom-house. I In Italy the duty is (8 11. and touri ists are required to deposit this amount, j which is refunded when they leave the j country. No deposit, however, need be i made by members of the Touring Club Ide France. 1 The duty in Spain is $13 52 per 222 ! pounds—about six cents per pound. A j temporary pass of six months' dura| tion is given to each tourist, and for this twenty cents is charged. A de| posit equivalent to the amount of duty ! must also he made, and this will be i duly refunded. There are many tedi- I ous formalities in connection with the ! importation of cycles into Spain, and | tourists who do not care to waste time will do well to obtain the services of a commissionaire on the frontier, or of an international custom-house broker at either of the frontier towns, Hendaye or Cerbere. Much trouble wil be saved in this way: moreover, if a mistake is ! made in the declaration the amount of ! duty will be forfeited and a fine imposed. I. C. A. SECESSION TALK. New York Times: The Canadian Wheelmen's Association worked hard to have the next international championships run in Canada, and they are now very sore because the International Cyclists' Association has given the meeting to Vienna. From this much talk has followed to the effect ! that, with the assistance of the League of American Wheelmen, they will give | Europe a lesson or even that both associations will withdraw from the In- I ternational Association. Secretary H. 18. Donly of the Canadian Association is quoted as follows on the controversy: "Both the L. A. W. and C. W. A. have reasons in plenty for withdrawing from the I. C. A. in the unfair I treatment they have received at the hands of the European unions. We have no sympathy with people who take their dishes and go home upon every fancied oversight, but there comes a time when one's dignity rebels at continued doses, and it is plain that the Europeans consider that international' means only 'Europe.' It is time their illusion was dispelled and they were taught that from a bicycle standpoint the continent of America is of some importance, and that if the I. C. A. is ever to get recognition as a real power in the cycling world America must be consulted to a greater extent than in the past." JOHN C. SHEEHAN. The Leader of Tammany Likely to Figure in the Next Election. The New York campaign will be of exceptional Interest, and the Tammany and Piatt followers are likely to get into some pretty warm arguments. Tammany is headed by John C. Sheehan, who has proved himself a shrewd political worker. He was born at Buffalo, and his father was a conductor of that city. His only education was in the public schools > there. He learned telegraphy and accepted a railroad position. He studied law, and at the age of 21 was elected City Assessor in Buffalo and became Chairman of the board. His power in politics was always great. In 1886 he went to New York City, and was soon appointed Secretary of the Aoqueduct Commission at a salary of $4,000. He became Police Commissioner and was looked upon as a great man. The Lexow Committee got after him and he was indicted for refusing to show his books. He was deposed by Mayor Strong and has since been practicing law. FASHION AMONG SAVAGES. Queer Things People Do in Various Parts of the World. Modesty in dress, more than any other virtue, varies with latitude and longitude. The Samoans, for example, have come to look upon the wearing or clothes as a religious function in consequence of the efforts of the missionaries to make the natives dress themselves. So that it is a common sight at Sunday morning service to see the Samoan women take their seats decorously clad in Mother Hubbards, and after the service is over walking home with their Mother Hubbards on their arms. It is considered immodest for Chinese women to let their small feet, acquired by such painful torture, be seen peeping out from underneath their dress Any Chinese picture which shows feet of this kind is considered positively indecent by the Celestials. In some other parts of Asia it is considered immodest for a woman to show the ends of her fingers, while among Mohammedan women of Arabia, who are closely veiled, exposing the back of the neck in an emergency is held to be a much gre&tei breach of decorum than displaying the For a Carribean woman to go out of the hut without being painted with arnotto is to transgress all the native rules of decency. The Tassai women ing else. If the native women of Sumatra have their knees properly covered the rest does not matter, whde the native women of some parts of Alaska, who have been induced to remove the heavy ornament which hangs frunVtheir lower lip, act as if they were very much ashamed and embarrassed. | The Maoris of both sexes in New Zealand put on clothes when the weather grows cold, while the natives of j some islands off the coast of Guinea wear clothes only when they are go - ] ing on a journey. Some Indianns of Venezuela are ashamed to wear clothe 3 before strangers, as it seems indecent to them to appear unpainted.' "In Tahati," says Sir John Lubbock, "a person not properly tattoed would be as much reproached and shunned as if with us he should go about the streets naked." The Papuans of the southwest coast of New Guinea think that cloning is fit only for women. In the Andaman Islands the women think the same thing about the men. The tyranny of fashion is as strong in Greenland as it is in Paris. The mainspring of everything the Greenlanders do, according to Cranz, is their fear of being blamed or mocked by other men. When Dr. Livingston's carriers reached Balonda, in Central Africa, the young women could not keep in their laughter at the sight of bare backs, though their own costume was of the scantiest, because the native men of BaJonda wore shoulder capes of skins. —New York World. A LINGERING LOYALTY. She Could Still Find Credit in the Home Team's Record. "Charley, dear," said young Mrs. Turkins, "would you like to have me read aloud to you about how or baseball Ciub is doing?" Her husband gave a start which caused the tea he had just lifted to spill over his hands. "Haven't I been kind to you?" he asked. "Certainly. And that's why I want to cheer you up by reading about the doings cf your favorite ball club." "Wlo said it was my favorite club?" "Why, early in the season you declared that there wasn't another like it in the country. I hadn't heard you say you took it back." "I haven't taken it back. It's the only thing of its kind on earth. It's a curiosity. Somebody ought to take a pot of glue and stick labels on it and put It in the National Museum along with the petrified relics." "Dear me," she exclaimed, "I didn't mean to annoy you." "1 haven't held you responsible, have "N;>. But T like to take an interest in the things that are nearest and dearest your heart. And I have spent so much time listening to everything I c ovid hear about the ball club, so as to be able to converse intelligently on some'.hing besides frivolous topics." "And you are trying to awaken me to (cstatic joy by teiling me about the l"uner:)l procession we have been conducting through the United States?" "I suppose we must be doing very well, indeed," she faltered. "On what did you base your supposi- j "On what the friend who called to see you last night said. He seemed to at- ! taeh a great deal of importance to it." "To what?" "To the fact that nearly all the men in the clubs we played against got home safe. I can't help thinking, Charley, dear, that it must be all the umpire's fault if we don't get credit for the beat team, after they chased everybody off the grounds like that!"— Washington Star. • i The Constantinople Bombs. The Sultan, much embarrassed man, Exclaimed with furrowed brow, "I once was a Mohammedan, But I'm a quaker now." —Washington Star. An Adept. "Why do they call that little Miss Fiirtly a sleight of hand performer?" "Because she has refused a dozen suito 3 or more."—Detroit Free Press. Save money by buying your tea and coffee of J. McM >rry, 531 M. • NOW THEY DON'T SPEAK. Because Each Had the Best Wheel and Knew It. One of the pretty creatures was on ; the car when the other joined her, and it was as impossible not hear their animated conversation as it had been not to notice their effusive greeting. '"Margaret,' said the one in a bright organdie and a picture hat, "I think so much of you and we have been friends so long that I know you'll not be angry If I speak plainly. It's for your own sake, c'tar. If I were mean or jealous I would encourage you to persist in your tolly." "What awful thing have I been doing now ?" asked her petite companion, her eyes wide open with surprise. "I've kept myself in a state of suppression for months." "Oh, it's nothing awful, Margaret. Of course not; but you know how little things create lasting impressions- Nearly every one in our set is remarking how you boast about that new Cyclone wheel of yours. Even were it the best made, as you're constantly claiming, you would be in bad form." "It is the best bicycle yet produced; by far the best. I have that right from the man who sold it to me, and I guesa he ought to know." "We'll not dispute about that. I happen to know that the Thunderbolt leads, and that the Cyclone is in reality a third-rate wheel. But we'll let that pass. You " "Indeed, we'll not let it pass. The Thunderbolt is something of an Improvement on the ice wagon, but competent judges pronounce it one of the poorest excuses for a bicycl* yet brought out. The Cyclone is the crowning triumph of wheel construction." "I didn't expect to be insulted while doing you a friendly turn." "You insulted me first, and while pretending to do me a bindness. I wouldn't trade my one Cyclone for the Thunderbolt factory." "And I'd as leave go about on a wheel chair as on a Cyclone." "That's the way you'll have to go if you push that old go-cart of yours around much longer." Then they flounced off the car andj grimly marched in opposite directions. [—Detroit Free Press. His Love Grew Cold. In happier days her lover wooed And vowed and pleaded, sighed and sued; j And now she vows that h? shall see | That she can sue as well as he. —Puck. How to Tell. j Melissa—l'm sure Fred is in love with j me. He comes to see me three nights i a week. 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We want yon to spell out as many words as you can, then send to us with 25 cents to pay for a three months' subscription to Woman's Wonxn. For correct lists we shall give $200.00 in cash. If more than one person sends a full, correct list, the money will be awarded to the fifty best lists in appearance. Also, if your list contains twenty or more correct words, we shall send you a beautiful ICgerla Diamond Scarf Pin (for lady or gentleman), the regular price of which la 82.25. Therefore, by sending your list, you are positively certaia of the $2.38 prize, and by beinjr careful to send a correct list you have an opportunity of the 8200.00 cash award. The distance that you may live from New York makes no difference. Ail have equal opportunity fof winning. PRIZES WILL BE SENT PROMPTLY. PrSzes will be honestly awarded and promptly sent. We publish the list of words to bo studied out. In making your list of answers, be sure to give the number of each word: 1 -RA- I - A C Tmer;c f a. 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M-O-O-S-A-^lSScar* , ,* n sending your list of words, mention whether you want prize money sent'by bank draft, money order or registered mail; we will send any way that winners require. Tba Kserfa diamond is a perfect Imitation of a Heal Diamond of large size. We defy experts ,0 difUnguvsh it from real except by microscopic test. In every respect it set-res the purpose cf Pennine Diamond of Purest Quality. It is artistically mounted in a fine gold-plated pin. varranted to wear forever. This piece of jewelry will make a most desirable gift to a friend if you. do not need it yourself. At present our supply of these girts isllmited, and if they are all gone when your set of answers comes in, we shall send! you 82.25 In money instead of the •*eart or bsawl J'ia, co you shall either receive the piece of jewelry or the equivalent in cash, m addition to yocr participative interest in the 8200.00 prize. This entire oiler IS an Roacrt one, made by a responsible publishing house. Wo refer to mercantile seen£! V a 5-v aay ban * ™ N t w York. We will promptly refund money to yon if you are dlssatis, lied. Whaomorecan wedo'r Now study, and exohange slight brain work for cash. With your list of answers send 25 cents to pay for three months' subscription to our great family magazine. Woman's World. If you have already subscribed, mention tfiat fact in your letter, and we will extend your subscription from the time the present one expires. To avoei ioaa in sending sliver, wrap money very carefully in paper before inclosing in yourletter. Address: JAMES H. PLUMMER, Publisher, 22 &, 24 North William Street. - - New York City, N. Y. xro hnve faun A it f" mm - 'Mm m mm^Ea^mw^m^9B& H IBS ■ I I I H An absolute, permanent and kindly vegetable cure for the tobacco habit. DON'T STOP TOBACCO suddenly and rack the nerves—take BACO-CUKO—it gently weans! Too don't slop tubacfo, Baro.t'nro *topx jou I 50c. M $1 boxes, 3 boxes (guaranteed cure) $2.50. 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