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SATURDAY EVENING fELEORAPH JU-tON, ILLINOIS Israel Znngwlll jwove republics. says IIP doesn't np- S'ofv whnt Is to bo It will be remembered, however, that tlitt Mnria Teresa always was subject to those severe sinking spells. It tispd to be said the l.mgost jxdo got Hie most persimmons, fc'jf. It also holds Rood tbat the biggest pof! gets the most ^•aniB. This case of the Marl.i Teresa ncaln dnphaslKcs tho remark of the American cnptalu who said: "Don't give up ' •Ore ship." j One pood way to double up one's Snoney when about to bet on th- result at an election N to fold it In two and i It In the pocket. graphy was dlscuswd In last year's report, under the 1ltle of "Sym lirono graph" nnd u-.'is (be subject of export inonls at Fort Monroe, Vn. Since then Prof. Albert C. nvhoro nnd Lieut.- Co). (Jooixo (I. Sqiili'i- hav<- pursi|i-d their Invest'g.ifiiins, under the diro<- (Inn nf tie- chief 'dgnal oflb-i-r of (In- army, with gratlfj Inir results. Tic ntlieoi-s named visited Emrland f"r tin- pllt-|jiis(' nf tcsflllir the new llli'tlmd of sign-wave (elearaphy by the uso of the alternate current. In England 1h>'j were given every facility fur ovp'-ri incut work over tin- government tele graph lilies, and demonstrated thai by the new method w.irds can be sent at the rite of over ;!,IIKI a minute over a line 1.1'd mllos lonp. By rotistructin:: transmitters for e<iiiiiiu?rcl:il purp"-=o-i It N i xpeotod that mti'-h greater speed can bo secured In i-aMc .«ervi.-c, a mat ter of treat val'ie to the commercial world. BLENDIM OF STYLES. RIGS TO EASE THE TRANSITION FROM FALL TO WINTER. Intent niMltlnns nre shown hero. Fir* is the hrondclolli cnpe innntol. which Is es in-daily suited to women wlio rnsli lute wrnp ni * IT. Street (liMni'i.thr Ai c:-<j«orlc-* nf \\ hlcli Arc t micr-^hiim tn ^pi-inn Wralhrr in Autumn Hcni'Hful Arrtiy Wraps Now Offer-til tlic I.adlci. tics 'it'nd fclinw til" pnllll cff. ciiining. there i" n liMit of < ¥ nli This pariin-nt nddt litll' yet drupes the (inure. All innii cloaks, for whatever pun 1 shoulders nnd shaw dr.-ipi "t ll.a w r tarded "IT the .'is lie slionl "Dewcy's coiollon" I* i Joiiable dnncc in New Ye misnamed It probably i* ' danced with comfort. Tiie p inc for rural f np|T"pr' at the stotltei' dopanuient !;< arran::- a ••"iisMer.il'l 1 ' rxtensinii of i>- Litest fa "th- U. If It isn't ".i livdv t-.» !».> The owuer of the M.T'«.i fomi.l in a •tapping car roec-iitly IMS not appt.-ari 1 -! 1o elalm his propi-rty. He probably Imagines that he tipped the porter. Spain has Issued .1 nivwrr.iins -".i;:!,-' It must be affixed to all rin'.I !-;it;-'-r la addition to the regular i«><;.u->>. Ttii* regulation is what tautc* the mourning. Tesla hns Invented n I mat wiilrh rp- qnlrctt no crew. The turning "f a i-nmk •Oil thu Bliore directs the boat. Tesla Will,probably ni.-t in tlic capacity of the .crank. The fact thnt tlie sale of tandem bicycles fell off iiO per cent laHt year Is Another Indiealioti of the tendency to go It a lout; which Is characteristic, of our people. Mrs. Leslie Curler, who has failed for $04,000, with .f^UO assets, may or rimy -not be elevating thp stiifje, but she certainly hao elevated finance to the level ol the flue arts. Supposing It's true this country drinks 1,000,000,000 gnlions of beer an- •nually. It seems to support the argument that excessive use of this beverage tends to produce large figures. A rule has been adopted in New York -for bidding the employment of married -women as teachers In the public BChooln. Tlie married women may be aalc to stand such a dlKcrlmlnnllon, but , the blow will full heavily upon some of •iDe married men. A^l Hie girls In Edwin Gould's New Jersey match factory utnick for higher •wragos. "We don't propose to make matches for nothing," explained their Sender. And she wns right, too. If the £h-ls want to make matches the boys BhouM do the prci A "gory toddy" drawn front the veins at a horse which has been kept in n »tete of beastly Intoxication for a mouth and liypodermlcally injected Into the anatomy of the" victim of alco- „ .-holism Is the latest euro announced for *the drink appetite. If this new serum 1 jWorka ns well as Oeserlbud, wu shall . aoon see rum routed. The recent lire at the cauliol In Washington may ultimately be .found to have •Wrought more benefit thart damage If -the object lessons which It has taught I tie learned by Congress. The most important-of these is that the Government Huould erect without further delay * hall ot records for the safe keeping of the great yplumo of precious documents eueh as those stored In tho basement of •tiio Supremo Court quarters and nerl- pnidy menaced fey the llaines and water. Men now living can remember when •Rowland 11,111 effected the adoption of Hue "penny ixist" in England, and the papt progress it marked In human In- {tercourse aod Information. To-day •we stand upon the threshold of n penny poet era, not only throughout the Brlt- 4»U empire, but In all the Engllsh-spenk- .<tag world. It will be u time of mighty forward movements toward that Intimate intercourse and sympathetic mti- -lual knowledge that are the essential •prelude to the brotherhood of man. - The political boss may well say, will •,1/ord Cllve, "Considering my opporlu i!*»lty, I nui amzctl at my own modcru- ' $lon." Cllve himself, walking through • 4 <tbe treasury <«f the nabob of Bengal, "With gold and sliver and rubles and iraarls piled on each side of him; with • (HO power on earth to limit or question 4ilm, never enjoyed opportunities equal 'to those of a. boss In a great city. That 3lU very nod is Olympian is well expressed by n recent speaker: "If uny- ' SKXly refuses lo give him the position to ''ftrtllch lie thinks he Is entitled, that per- WOn IB likely to llnd an ongliie-houso «rect<Hl In his back yard." One of tho results of the late war ho- (tweeii the United Slates and Spain will WO*t likely be the abolition of that ."Bonn of naval piracy which finds its •jluUflcaUou In prize courts, in the .military service of tho civilized world ;the principle of looting conquered territory has long since been abandoned. Xet, through that strange contradiction •Which has not reformed the navy- in same ratio In which the army has i brought under civilizing Influ- K*' cncos, not only did the merchant ves- <ry -*el« carrying contraband goods fall a f ff^f* UUt 'i valuation on the warships ^' ^destroyed Is bound lo go to ofllcers and ' f -wallers of the ships engaged In (ho light. As* " _ ._. V Saturday Evening Tost: The Intro- fy Auction of electrlciiy In the street WJlroud service hns seriously )n- two great American Industries, closely related -the breeding of l4*»ft horses and tho growing of hay. *'$t \M computed that Uiu trolley and ca- fllie caw have displaced 21)0,000 horses °>|a lie cities of Philadelphia, (Chicago, IKew York, Baltimore, SI. Louis, Cln- :iciPU«U, Ulehmoud and Toledo alone. $niU moons a decivuso in the coiisump- •qtOBOt hay of more than thirteen him- tf»d tons per day. Other cities would treble these figures. In tho deaf IfeSC-lSUO the hay crop of the States nearly doubled; In the of IHUl-IXt the Ineruimo wag only 00 tous; and In tho calendar year Jfipl tbo production was more than million long less than that of 181CJ. •Xtent of the hay Industry Indl- Mw wrlousueiis of electricity's In- Last year the production from ,770 acres wiu .00,004,870 tous, • of the signal service, lu , ttuuounci-b what may new syntem uf eo'uiiuurclal utility .'U value. ThU i?; w«hpa ot *,*[-. !.v have to lie 1 depart- i»tig them is with i!i" avail- iii li went Into y last permits •:H !:>..-• of pr;\:Ke mailing cards. Hero •>>; tv tl:-.- (>->-Ml i :ird by the lioVern- :i:i-ii; v- i- i!;,.- only one allowed. Now any ,,;•.•.• m.iy put the addn-ss and a j "ii>--i-i.-ir si.-iitiji on any card of about j thv Siinn 1 sixe. form and weight as the j postal card, and write u message on the otber side of the card. Tin; (.iovern- ment will profit by the use of those cards, fur !t will save the cost of their manufacture, while th<> sendei-N will be poi-mitlcd to print on the message side any business devices, or views of scenery, such as travelers abroad like to mall to their friends. A reform which Is to be hoped for is (lie Introduction of stout, linen-lined stamped envelopes in which to scud registered mall. Sucii envelopes are In common use In Europe, and are found to be a great convenience and much safer than our system of putting Iho stamp of registration on an ordinary envelope. Tho language of diplomacy Is always restrained, but while the words arc carefully chosen so as to avoid unnecessary offense, every phrase has n definite meaning. When Lord Kosebery was prime minister in England (hero wore signs that Franco had set her eyes upon the equatorial provinces In Africa from which Iho Egyptian garrisons had been withdrawn during the Soudan rebellion, lie authorized Sir Edward Grey to declare, in 18115, that a French advance to the waters of the Nile would be regarded by the British Government nn "an unfriendly act." In ordinary conversation (hose three words would not be emphasized by any stress of voice, nor Would they ordinarily be accepted as a warning. The man who protests In advance ngalnsl an Invasion of his rights generally uses a stronger word than "unfriendly." lie refers to it as u "wanton outrage," or as a "high-handed act of hostility." What diplomacy means by "an unfriendly act" Is an offense committed by one iJovernment against another, which Involves immediate risks of war. iVhen Sir Edward (Jrey's warning was unheeded, and (he French flag was raised on the Upper Nile at Fashoda three, years afterward, there was a grave situation. Franco had committed an offense against England, and was confronted by n demand that Jlnr- oliand should retire from Fashoda. The terms of tho demand Implied forcible action If It was not compiled with, i'ros- ideut Monroe, who was a diplomatist like his Secretary of State. Juhn Qtiincy Adams, used the same word "unfriendly" in proclaiming the famous doctrine which bears his name. lie declared that any attempt on the part of European powers lo Interfere with or oppress the Independent republics of the American continent, or lo control (heir destiny, could not be viewed "In any other light than as i\ manifestation of an unfriendly disposition toward the United States." The phrase seems mild and lacking in emphasis. As diplomatists have understood the words, It has been strong and detinlto. The Monroe doctrine, with the warning Implied by the single word "unfriendly," has sufficed for seventy- live years to protect Kio Western Hemisphere against European Intrigue. SEA BIRDS AND THEIR EGGS. Hunter* Content ivitli (iiilU for I'OH- HC-BHlOll of tllu Hpolttt. If (he murre is disturbed by nn egg hunter and its single egg taken It will return and replace Its successively stolen ovum until eight have been laid. It Is loath to leave its nest, oven when the despollor approaches., and when he comes up she leans away from him and moves over to tho far side of Iho nest. But presently, yielding to the alarm wllhlu her In-east, she emits a sudden squawk and tiles off, Mushing the entire rookery us she moves toward the sou, leaving the pickers to fill their poin.-b-.'d shirts with tho booty. They must hurry tho worli, for as soon as the eggs are uncovered the gulls hovel- close and become thick upon the scene. These Iho men must light oil', for they brazenly Interpose themselves and battle with the humans for the possession of the eggs. The opportunity being open, I he gull sweeps down upon the murre egg, seizes It In Its mouth and goes sailing aloft, cracks It In Us bill uml gobbles what of Us contents It can, the residue falling on the rocks below. Then ll takes another swoop away and ha! auces Itself to spy out a now egg. The nil's egg is palatable. That those Islands were a great re puultory of edible eggs became known In the early '50s. At the time of the discovery of this fact provisions were scarce and gold plentiful In Sail Francisco, and tho rookery eggs offered In I lie markets of that city brought one dollar a dozen. The opening «f this new and free opportunity to acquire wealth precipitated numbers of people njiou Iho Inlands and In tho business of egg gathering. Quarrels ensued between the competitors as to their re spccllve "rights" In thu premises, with (he re mi It that a company was formed aiming a number of the pickers, which bought out the claims of tho others. This company managed to hold onto Its advantages for some, years, not, however, without experiencing contests and encroachments, until the bicker- lugs ultimately grew so lloreu as to attract thu attention of the United States district attorney at Bun Francisco. He sent a detachment of government soldiers there and deported every egg picker.- Harper's Magazine, I'.NMNO rnrly f.-ill nnd winter styles ("Aether, so tli.-it they glinll •li'iel one intu the nllier. rnther thnn lie sfp.-iratcd by n i«• n matter that •/irly hns the nt- N(inn of atj-Jish fdinu seasons ve shmvn them- sie-nors tfiiit No- veml'i-r and I >e- e e 111 b e r It r O ni'Hitln in which to I.mil fur ugly trirki fr'Hil 'lie w e :l t li e r. The v\ tser Wntllen III! Ve j lieeejltcd tllelll lls| ll f eat ll re "f the si-awn, and the result luii been some special de- '-iyns t" iiverciimc t ii e dillieiilties iu*- 1 Hill" presented. t!i &:i,^ IK lire niriile up with neeessories of hnui or lif,-ht silk ali'iitt the collar, (is n conc-e-;ui(in 1" the .ictiuil win-null nnd springy quality .if the weather, while n jiidiciuii* triiiiniing uf fur murks the jniwn as imt a left-over from spring fashions, hut us planned for n warm full. A gnwn, for i'lstini'-e, of rille green brondclolh is made" with n dainty dicky and collar of folded hiwn, and is triiiinie-.l with si|iitires of scnl nppliipicd on tlic cloth. In the same manner, which is shown In the in- \\ der» mid dipping t" 11 point nt tho hem front nnd h.-.ck. lends chnnicter to an oth crv.ise perfectly plain IHIIE capo. Those llMiinros nrp round--(lint K luive the effect ef lieinp cut out "f (Hi- whole piece nnd KlmpiMl to (heir use. In broadcloth stilched. nnd in n dnrl; color or one of the coiiveiiti'iiiiil drab tones, such n clonk siillnhip for the simplest use; while the snme model ciirrii'd "lit In I'onntifnl inn- terinls with lace or fur for the flounce Is quite riulit for elegant occasion. In n ircnernl sense, coats are newer thnn capes, for nl the bediming of tho Benson matter* seemed in roadinc** for a cnpe winter. Cents have been cnmiiiK nlong rapidly, however, since they put In nn ap- penrnncc. and some of tho half-length ones nre intended to give street finish without ton much warmth. They lire of silk, fitting (lie hips closely, nnd arc made prim-ess, with the Inevitable cnscndo frill tinisli. 'I'he frill inaj- be edged with fur, just to pi-live the LMrment planned for the present ye.-isnn. The rnue for white in '!iie.\peetcd combination witli dark colors bursts forth In these coats, one thnt was an example being blue velvet finished by a ciisi.-.-ide frill of white liberty silk edged with mink-tail fur. Women who appreciate tin- ndvantnjre of hnving a costume that shows it suitable skirt and cloak or coat for the street, and which can present n proper appearance for tho Interior by the removal of the coat, arc ns clever in iiibiptim; such costumes for winter purposes us they are in making outing riss (if the sliirt waist nnd jacket variety. They will .'icpreciiite the ci/stuino of which the co.-it shown was part. It was n black satin ^o\vn made with black satin half- long cunt embroidered with chenille, tho cascade flounce of ni-ay liberty silk heavily edited witli black chenille. Though tho cont fitted quite closely it came off to s-hnw .-in under bodice of blnck satin covered with chenille embrcidery nnd set on a long pointed yoke 1 of gray silk. With n PLEASING ItESUETS OF UNSEASONABLE WEATHER. itial picture, a gown of gray cloth was trimmed witli scrolls of gray I'ersinn lainlj. A cloth dres.s in color and weight as well suited to May ns to the sort of November just pawed, takes hands of chinchilla, and so un. These suits seem rather freakish in design, but they are worn by swagger folk, so who is to say them nnyV Many of these same women deem it foolish uad unsuitable to wear a spring jacket as late in the year ns this, and yet impossible to wear winter covering. They put themselves into gowns of very heavy wool. cut. sniit; about the neck, and not too closely following the liuure, with coat tails nt the back of the bodice or some other such variation to differentials it from a house dresH. Tho second of those pictures shows such n dress. It was blue sorgo trimmed with bands of Persian lamb overlaid with Inco, surely n carefully planned concession to all seasons. Next to this is another gown whose wearer will lie II-A warm as if bundled In u fur clonk, yet It was planned to look us if without over- covering, and no moot the extraordinary demands. It was made of blue velvet. A shield front yoke piece was added of "close cropped seal"—a new thing this Benson, which probably never saw n soul's linck. This wns dotted with tiny knots of chenille. Tile skirt under the velvet overdress was nlso of the soul. Such a rig Is very beautiful, and yet In its effect of no overgarment adheres lo the demands of autumn, while being ready for any sudden change to winter. Gowns of this kind are usually planned with a round waist because thus tiicy will Co readily under the far coat or heavy dressy toque of folded violet felt trimmed with a big white pompon, this costume was clinrming for street or matinee, according ns the coat is open or off. The first purpose of these coats is for ithow, and ns women have long associated shoulder finish witli the dressiness of tho garment, it is hard to get accustomed to believing any cont with plain shoulders is cnhniicing. Elaboration of tho sleeve lower down is one resort that offsets a lack of ornamentation higher up, and the clhim sleeves finished out by a most elaborate frill is among the latest methods. A cont of blue brocaded velvet, the figure of th' brocade outlined with black chenille—cv orything choice is chenille nowadays—hat sleeves llint gripped the arm from shun] dor to the elbow. From there- a beauti fill capo-shaped frill of just the righ shade of violet broadcloth escaped, n fril to match coming ut collar and front. Thic omit .von see lie.'e. Its- maker decliiroi that when on it is part of a reception rig the sleeves to the under bodice will IIL elbow length, too. and long gloves will hi the only close covering of tho arm below the elbow. That won't be so nice in cnh weather. , Copyright, IKOS. FACTS ABOUT DIAMONDS. The S1o»t of Tlieni Arc Phfrhnnril tijr A Hicrlcmiw, South Africa Is the world's greatORt dlfliimud mi-iP, and tin- United Stales Is the best market in the universe for diamonds. The exports of diamonds from South African diamond lleldn ex eeed f.'t,(Mn>,wo per annum, and the world's total output Is about f-l.iiOO.oi.10. Of this fniul the Pr.lted States Intys about £'j,r.(H).o<iO worth, almost entirely In cut stones. While tariff changes have affected somewhat the diamond trade lu the United States, and have recently promoted the business of diamond cutting and setting there, they have been without serious effect upon the American market, which for diamonds is the best In the world. In the United Stales one Is Impressed with the extraordinary popularity and almost lavish use of diamonds. Not only are there more diamonds .there than lu any other part of the world, but they are In more general use. The most valuable Individual diamonds of the world's supply are seldom worn. The largest known diamond weighs .'itiil carats. The value of the famous Kohlnoor, wliich weighs lOIt •arats, Is £100,000, but the value of diamonds Is not wholly regulated by weight, color being an Important ele- nent. Until n century and a half ago. (he world's diamond Held was India, and 'or nearly a century India held this position. Then the discovery of diamond nines In Brazil brought South Amerl•an diamonds Into the market; and lu iS the South African or Cape dla- noiid lields were discovered, and have icon worked with great prollt ever •luce while the Brazilian lields have icon practically abandoned. The South African diamond held cov- TS 15.000 square tulles, and one field- In! Kimberly, covering nine acres—has iroducod more than £l!0,000,000 worth f diamonds since 1S71. Tho present annual export of dia- iiouds from the South African diamond lehls averages l.fii.K) pounds In weight, o a value, as we have stated, of over a.ooo.ooo. Two thousand white nnd 20.000 naive miners are employed there. For ome reason which Is not very plain, al- hoiigh (he products of dlnmuud mines uivc been for many years in territory 'Wtied and controlled either by Eug- inid, Spain or Portugal, the business of liamond-cutting has centered In nnd bout the Netherlands, and particularly Belgium. The first guild of diamond- utters was established In the town of Bruges, In that country, more than 500 ears ago, and since that time the busl- icss has been a very profitable one, loth in Antwerp and Amsterdam.— Canton Spare Moments. PHRASEOLOGY TO THE RESCUE Rare Presence ol Mind In One Who Hstl Much at Stake. "Look here, yiiiiiii; limn." said liu- fus Itullwinklo, the obdurate old plutocrat who had made many millions by Ids own efforts, "there are n few things I want to say to you, and I'm goin' lo say them In the plainest words I can think of." Archibald Heniioker had dropped into die chair toward which Hie old man bad pointed, and It. was well that he had done so, for his knees trembled. Sylvia Itullwlnkle, tho rich man's Jnughter, was the only maiden Archibald had ever really loved, or, at all events, Archibald thought she was, at that time, which really amounted to the same thing. What IN more to tho purpose, the beautiful girl had confessed that she returned his passion. They had plighted their troth and the happy lover had been awaiting a favorable opportunity to lay (be nmt- (er before her father, when, one Monday morning, h<> found a note on his desk summoning him into Mr. Bullwinkle's presence. It was In response to this missive (hat Archibald found himself listening to the gruff millionaire at the opening of the present narrative. "I—I shall lie glad to hear anything you may have to say," Mr. llenueUci- answered. Drawing n slip of paper from one of his pockets, the financier put on his spectacles, scanned some written lines for a moment, and then, bending his he-.td so that he might look over the tops of his glasses at the nervous; young man, said: "I found (ills in the parlor the other night, after jou'il went home. I guess It's poetry. My daughter wis hunting for something the next moruiiig, and I wouldn't be surprised If she had lost It." •' Archibald Ileuueker saw that the four beautiful stanzas which he had written to the girl he loved were lu her father's possession. "Did you write it?" Mr. Bullwinkle demanded, flashing tho sheet lu front of the victim. "Ye-es. 1 believe I did." "Very well, now we'll proceed to business. 'Your eyes are like two ra- illan.t stars,' " the old nmu read lu the sing-song manner of the rude awl untutored. " 'Your hair is line spun gold.' "Well, I don't object to that particularly. Mebby her eyes are like raillant stars. I've never paid much attention to the stars—hadn't time. And I've never seen any spun gold. EXTREMES MEFT. World's I«arftr»t nnd Smallest Honlm A re lo thp lirltlnli MIIKCIIIII. Inquiry h:is determined that the largest bound volume exlsti lu tho British Museum. It stands 5 feet 10 Inches high and Is .'! feet - Inches across. In (hi! binding of this Hrobdlngtinglaii book eight different skins were employed, four being required for each rover. The volume occupies a less conspicuous position In the king's library than Us size Justifies. When, the winter mouths arrive It might lie used as a screen to keep out the draughts. OCOCKC IV. presented the volume to the nation In .Tanurny, LS'-'.'t. but the nation has not appreciated his gift, for the iKxik has only IH-OII consulted once In the memory of the oldest British Mu- I.AIinRftT A>'1> PMA1.I.KST HOOIt.1. MAN-HUNTERS HER PRIDE. Vn Rngliswoiuuil Who Itnlgcn Bloodhounds to Track Criminals, What time she Is not compelled to de- ote to social doings is spent by Mrs. Mwin Brough, one of London's smart vomcn, lu training and developing jloodhounds for the specific work of mining down persons who may be ugitives from justice. Mrs. Brough is amous as a horsewoman, and has for cars been known all over Great Urit- In as one who can break a colt with ny man In the kingdom. It is her 'Oast that she could sit a horse before Frllt» of Fa.hlon. The beautiful dninnsk silks of a genera lion ago have been revived. A Manser bullet of gold tipped with a diamond is one of the novelties in hat pins. Some of the crystnlv buttons to be seen nre cut like diamonds, set into a deep g framework, and are very brilliant. Other THE NEWEST FUUMS OF Fooling thu Ainiii'lomi Uuyer. Australian rabbit skins are being converted Into "sealskins" for the American market. When a fool optn/i Us mouth ui§ In good emptied. jacket ol the collier hcanon. Now that the hips must lie so closely lilted It will not do to liave two sets of hip skirts, those of bodice and cloak, too. In coiiHeiiiienco, many of the heavy cloth and velvet gowns now made with pretty, Mimmcry looking yokes of mull, lawn and cliill'im will make u later appearance with fronts of fur, velvet or embroidered cloth. Have you noticed tho clever little collars nnd lapels of fur Unit are often net alongside a really HUininery front or yoke? The last of tliOHe three UOWIIM showed this trick. Of gray velvet it was Irimined ut the bodice with hands of while ualin embroidered III black, a little collar of chinchilla lopped (he neck folds "i' .Milili. iind a pillr nf white nut ill covers were faced with fur. Tills wu» (lie only touch of fur or of winter uhoiit tlic ili-ess. WnlJt> drcHMiiulicrb nnd tlielr iao«t valued patrons huvu been wrcmlliiK with the problems KUWIIU of this surt present, the fluent army of wraps that liuve been offered to women for many seasons IIIIH been In wuKini;. It would take an oldest Inhabit- nut to recall when no great a variety of (UHtc'ful outer gimiicntH wan shown lu thu fashionable lUt. la the shops are both iiialrt mid ciipcH, each in several Hurts, each burt marked IIH this KOASOII'H by mi- mUtakablc but pleasing characteristics. That Is Haying a creat deal, when it U ru- uicaihoied that oivl-uud-out new styles tire wry likely for a while to m-ein awkward or ugly. Ever Bluet* full IICKUII tho va- rlvty aua livi'ii lucrvntlutf. Tlueo of tliej LK.'HT WUAI'S. of this style pretty buttons of this style ure ball shaped. Navy hat bunds, sewed together with I lie gilt lettering prettily arranged, make pretty sofn pillows. Iteddish purple velvets are the favorites In millinery and in velvet blossoms. The coloring U exijulslte. A new liberty mutcrlul Is culled Orion satin. It conies in all the light colors, and Is exquisitely soft in finish. Uun nietul IIIIH taken a linn hold on fashionable society. A ehuU'luIno with all the trinkets of the melul Is very popular. A novelty In silver U n pitcher of silver, gilt, with u lining of dull (jreen itluus. The side of tile pitcher lu broken, allowing the ghiSN to slum'. If ymi Hunt to have the latest thing, get a Ktriiet cloth skirt, u black cont, and u red velvet twpic lu u rich, soft shade, a little lighter than the skirt. Buttons of all kinds seem to he in vogue, hut the latest novelty Is crystal or tfluss handsomely cut. Mother-of-pearl blended with uluKu Is another variety, Boas of all kind* arc the fashion, which menus that feather buus are still popular, Tlu< new varieties are u mixture of three colors, such as bluck. white unit mauve in one. Short neck mil's are also made of ostrich tips spoiled with chenille, wall* uthers of soft kilted silk ore vO|;ud wlU cuuulllv. MHB. IIHOUOII A.NI) 1IKK 1IOVNDS. she could walk, and anyone who has seen her Invincible seat In the saddle has no difficulty In believing the statement. When at her country place she never lets a day pass without exercising a few of the sagacious man-hunters which are her chief delight. No whlp- per-ln from Laud's End lo John o' Groats can handle a pack of foxhounds better, and as to the bloodhounds, even her own kennel master concedes her superiority. Three of these noble brutes --Clotho, Brocalle and Uenudlcta—she has brought to the point of absolute perfection. These animals have been tried experimentally scores of times arid never failed to meet every ro'inlrement. So well trained are they that when they overtake the person hunted they manifest not the slightest desire to do him harm, provided the fugitive will only remain quiet. The dogs simply surround him and stand there watchfully until Mrs. Brough reaches the spot, after which they show little or no Interest In the man they have been chasing, evidently realizing that their work is done. A Silk Worm of tho Sea. Silk Is obtained from the sheilllsh known us the pinna (mytlllduc;, wliich is found In tho Mediterranean. This shclltlsh has the power of spinning a viscid silk which In Sicily Is made into a regular and very handsome fabric. The silk Is spun by the shellfish, In the first Instance, for the purpose of attaching Itself to the rocks. It Is able to guide the delicate lllamenls to the proper place and there glue them fast, ami If they are cut away It can reproduce them. The material when gathered (which lu done at low tide) Is washed In soap ind water, dried, straightened and carded, one pound of the coarse filament yielding about three ounces of !luo thread, which when spun Is of a lovely burnished golden brown color.— New York Herald. so you may bo all right concerning her hair. But down hero in the second verse Is something I want to talk to you about. 'Your laughter's like the crystal brook that round some boulder whirls, disclosing as It Hows your tooth like rows of gleaming pearls.' 1 want you to understand, sir, that It cost mo $•17.85 In cash to have them teeth filled with gold, '.ess than six months ago. and if there's any pearls In 'em, I haven't found It out. This whole business sounds to me like a lot of Imaginary trash. You don't seem to have no regard for facts. I understand that you and my daughter are In love with each other, but If you intend to put in your time on such stuff ns this yon may as well understand right, now that I am against you. Facts Is the things (hat count In (his life. If you had said her tooth, iti- ste.-ul of her hair, were like gold, I wouldn't have said anything. But there's no sense in this sort of thing." "Mr. Btillwinklo," said Archibald Ileniiocker, arising to tho occasion, "yon are a man who has had a groat deal of experience with people. Supposing you wished to water the stock of this concern, and yon saw that there would be less objection (o it upon the part of the public if you called it Increasing your capitalization. You would adopt the later style of phraseology, wouldn't yon?" "Of course," the old man assented. "I thought so. What are mi-re words when grout ( ..jj(].s are fo be gained? Girls like to have their tooth referred to as pearls. Well, It doesn't cost any more to call them pearls than, it would to mention the gold filling, and the rhyme comes much easier, i am ono of those people who believe In sticking to facts when that Is profitable and forgetting them when they become awkward. I—" "Say," the rich man interrupted, "you can have her. 1 like the fellow who knows his business." scum official. It Is kept closed with three gilt clasps an;1 the diamond- shaped spaces on the covers are tilled with alternate representations of the rose, thistle ami harp. The volume requires four strong men to lift It. Probably that accounts for the studious carefulness with which bookworms have up to the present avoided It. Not inappropriately the British Museum also contains the smallest bound volume In the world, and a photograph thereof (actual sl/.e) Is reproduced herewith side by side with the world's largest volume. This tiny book, which Is about the slxe of a mini's thumb nail, Is called "Schloss 1 English Bijou Almanac." and bears the date 1X3!). The book Is beautifully illustrated and pictures and letterpress are both engraved. Tho contents consist of pictures of eminent personages, Including tho Duchess of Kent and the Duke of Wellington, tokethor with brief biographical sketches. There nre about 100 pages lu all, and these are packed within a space of three-rjutirters of an Inch by half an Inch. THE ORIGINAL UNCLE SAM. Picture IB Snld to Have Ueen Painted in 1S1O by Probnscn, The so-called portraits of Uncle Sam are legion, but with few exceptions they are little better than caricatures, nnd not In the last typical of the farseeing, shrewd but benevolent and genial old man of the original conception. What Is said to be the original of this type of portrait was painted In 1810 by THE omoiXAi, uxcr.E SAM. the artist Probasco, of whom nothing further Is known. Tho picture Is a line oil painting, and is at present In the hands of the heirs of the late Judge Lawrence, of Lowell, Mass., who reside about fifty miles west of Toledo, Ohio. The portrait shows the familiar blue coat, with brass buttons, the red and white shirt, the beaver hat with the stars and stripes on the band. The reproduction Is from n photograph made by Joseph It. Blauchard.—New York Sun. A London Journal lells of a certain tidy who has In her room a piece 'of statuary which bears the Inscription, •Kismet." The housemaid was dusting he room one day, when the mistress tppcured. "Sure, ma'am," said the girl, "would •ou mind telllu' me the m'aulu' of this vrltln' ou the bottom of this Uever?" 'Kismet' means 'fatu'," answered he lady. "Sure, an' Is that It?" said tho girl. A few days afterward the housemaid ainu llmpliiK Into |ier mistress' room. "Why, what Is the matter with you, IrldgetV" asked the lady. "O mu'uiii, sure an' I nave the most nrrlblu conm ou me klsnuit!" said the Irl. Iflvery one occasionally longs for thu Indness (hat U shown a rich muu just wfore he dies. The Klondike of (lie South. Ticrra del Fuogo has been called the Klondike of South America. So fin: however, there Is no justification of the term. There Is plenty of gold, but up lo now no large quantities have been discovered and that found Is d!tllcn!l to mine. Tho gold is all placer gold. Some of it is in the shape of nuggets as large us marrowfat peas,, but the greater part of it is in leaflets or scales. The most of the mines are in the southern part of Tlerra del Fit- ego proper and the Islands adjacent. The gold Is found on the shore, the clay containing H running down under the wilier and being exposed only ut low tide. The gold is covered with shingle and sand, which must be removed before bed rock Is reached. At the Slogget Bay diggings, for Instance, there Is six feet of sand and gravel above the bod rock. This has to bo- shoveled off, and when the tide comes In the gold-bearing clay Is again covered. Almost similar conditions exist at the washings on the Island of Na- viirino and elsewhere. From what I can learn here there are only a few places where gold has been found in any ijuantlty, and these are nothing In comparison of the great gold deposits of our western states. There are two or three companli-s which work sluice boxes with machinery, pumping Die water from I ho sea and gathering the gold dust with machinery on copper plates. The most of the mining, however, Is spasmodic and uncertain. The territory Is extremely dllllcult to reach and the prospecting Is coupled with such hardships and expenses In the way of getting supplies that I would advise the American miner to may at home.—Frank O, Carpenter, lu Atlanta Constitution. Propi|«tlnir For**i« In Europe. Franco during the last twenty yearn bus fpeut $40,000,000 toward tho reforesting of h«r dunea and denuded mountain slopes. Prussia has spent 15,000,000 lu the same period, and now OWIIB 6,000,000 acres of forest. In Saxony, with fin expenditure of $2.20 nn acre, (he government forests yield a net protlt of $4.20 per acre, lu Austria thirty-six years ago thu government commenced (he reforeHl- IIIK of i lie Karst region, on (ho Adriatic, whose vasit oakwoods had been laid waste by lire and the plunder- In^* of the Venltlan shipwrights, Millions of young (rets to-day cover the ground.-Chicago Times-Herald. A State Dinner. Victor Smith, formerly a resident of Ohio and a personal friend of Secretary Chase, Is described by Noah Brooks In "Washington lu Lincoln's Time" as one of the disturbing elements that made the great Secretary's last days In the Treasury Department turbulent and unhappy. Victor Smith had been appointed by the Secretary to tho place of collector of customs at Port Tovvnsend, Washington Territory. Smith was a restless visionary, and In these later days would have been called a crank. While he was collector at Port Townsend, Siolth succeeded in inducing the Gov- eirment to move the custom house from that point to another ou I'uget Sound. It was a foolish and hair-brained scheme, and created a bitter feeling among business men. Ills new place was named Port Angelas. There Iho collector maintained himself for a time in a semi-barbaric proprietorship. It Is related of him that he once Invited the officers of the revenue cutter Shubrlek lo dine at his house; and the officers, considering that tho collector of the port was a high functionary, arrayed themselves In full dress, 'with swords, gold lace and other gorgeous Insignia of their station, and went ashore In state to wall upon Collector Smith at his mansion, which was then In an unfinished condition. In due course of time the collector, assisted by his wife, bronght out two carpenter's sawhorses, on which was placed a board covered with wrapping paper. Tho repast, which was as simple tin any ever partaken of by Hie hermits of olden time, was then set forth; and Smith, taking from his pockets three big apples, gave one to each of Iho throe officers, with a small forked slick, remarking, "Vou'll have to roast your own apples," Wild Kvery continent ou the globe, with the exception of Australia. prod.ucen wild roses. There can be little doubt that Uie rose Is one of (he earth's oldest flowers. In lixypt H Is depicted on a number of very early mouinut'iils, believed to date from 8000 to 3600 B. 0; Hose water, or the ewstnee of roge», Is mentioned by Homer in (lie 'HUid," an<J tho allusion made to the flower In the Proverbs of Solomon Indicate* that It had already been long known. Aiidlont llou«e«. There are houses still atuuiUiig In Nuremberg, Ituvarla, (hut were built lu 1080. The discouragement lu meiullng onu'u- ways U that there Is always some one who will call attention to the patches. A woman sometimes preturti u uiuu-0 to hi* couipnuy.. (Jnd's Power.—Tho Almighty has power over the body nn.l the soul for tlmo and for eternity.—Kev. A. E. Myers, Colk-glatn, New York, Divisions of Mankind.—Believers and,: unbelievers arc the only Biblical dlvl- slon» at mankind.—Itev. W. D. Will- lams, Episcopalian, New York City. The Value of Theology.—The raliie ot' theology depends upon the life 1 R nourishes In tile sotil.—Hov. lit. Abbott,. Congregatlonallst, Brooklyn, N. Y, System In.Itcllglon.—Wo are not systematic In our religion, as we arc Ini other things; we Jack doflnlteness.— Hev. J. 11. Nies, Episcopalian, Brooklyn, N. Y. Truest Liberty.—Tho truest liberty conies through accord with the highest laws, and these nre God's.—Itev, Los(or Brad nor, Jr., Episcopalian, New York City. Man.—The biologist puts man nn the plane of an animal. Time Is absorliod In making provision for tho physical llfo.-Hev. J. N. Beard, Methodist, Salt Francisco, Cal. Tho War.—We did not begin tlic war In a spirit of conquest, nor were we Inspired by revenge. It was simply a blow for humanity.—Hev. E. Neliuider, Lutheran, San Francisco, CaL Seeing (.,'od.— By seeing God Is meant the ability to understand him, and bo- Ing spirit we must see him spiritually— it Is a mental process.—Hev. D. C. Bowen, Swedonborgian, San Francisco, Cal. Schism and Sectarianism.—Schism has come to lie the scandal of Christendom, and sectarianism not only the ro- proach but the Imbecility of Protestantism.— Hev. J. L. Jones, Unitarian,. Chicago, III. Self-Control.—Patience is self-control, and forbearance under the withholding of things desired and the imposition of things not desired.—Dr. McElveeii, Congrogationallst, Brooklyn, N. Y. A Purpose.—All men are sent of Godx Into the world for a purpose. Whether- or not this purpose Is curried out Is dependent upon the will of man.—Hev. A.. C. Smithet-s, Christian Church, Los Angeles, Cal. God's Purposes.—The worldling uscs- God-givon Instincts for his own purposes and the Christian uses them for the working out of God's purposes.— Hev. F. C. Harding, Congregationallst,. New York City. Peace and Love.—Tho power of thought which Is spiritual has como to- earth to regenerate and reform, andl bring peace and love !o the human family.—Dr. Astor, Splrlulalist, San Bernardino, Cal. Defensive Warfare.—Defensive war- foreonlyhas commanded the best energies of the Teuton race—the Latin raco- liave always boon the aggressors.—Hev. II. Thomas, Cougregatlouallst, Boston, Mass. Tho Kingdom of Heaven.—Tho one- great thought • in John the Baptist's^ mind, as It was in the mind of the Master, was the Kingdom of God. or the kingdom of heaven.—Hev. Mr. UollliiSj. Congrogationallst, San Bernardino,. Cal. Man's Creed.—Every man's creed. If he would have it stand the tost of life- and death, of time and eternity, should be built of the granite stones of truth, quarried from the word of Hevelatioti. --Hev. A. C. Dlxou, Baptist, Brooklyn, N. y. Knowledge of Heaven.—Remember that, though our knowledge of henvoD> Is not so great as we should like to- have it, yet it is positive. Our Information comes alone through the Bible.— Hev. Mr. Taylor, Presbyterian, Saiv Francisco, Cal. Sunday.—lu England perchance the- fact that one Is a good churchman may smooth the way to political preferment and social position. In our republic Sunday is principally given to the seeking of pleasure.—Hev. N. D. Hillis, Independent, Chicago, III. The>hoator.—The theater has assumr od the right to deal with moral and religious questions, but It has not yet reached the period of high Influence to- wliich It may aspire. It has como ouljr to tho case of the slum preacher.—Div De Costa, Episcopalian, New York City, EXPENSES S300 PER DAY. Two KncliBli Girls Tour the Unitecf States In iiojrnl I'usliion. Miss Dolll? Klehurdri and Miss Kate Hoberts, of England, have been t raveling through the Hooky Mountain region viewing the sights at an expense- tif JJWOO per day. Miss Klchards Is tho- daughter of a steamship millionaire- and Miss Hoborts is her cousin. BotU girls are handsome, stylish and vastly Interested In all they have soou anil hoard In tills country. Having been nil over the East and a good part of tho- South they have seen tiud hoard a lot.. They travel In a special car fitted up up as to bo n veritable palace ou wheels. They have with them their l>wn porters, cooks, coachmen and maids, and (heir car hns a well-stocked; refrigerator awl pantry. The cur Is* thu private vehicle of an Eastirn railroad prunideut, specially titled up uutf: decorated for their use. Muslin cur- tuliiH overhang tho windows,- andl palms- tturlug from Japanese Jar- dluierou on each side of the door lead- Ing IntO'the reception or drawing-room*. A bookcase holds a complete assortment of books- on tho United States/. while rugs cover tbo leather divans, ami gorguouu pillows are scattered artistically about. Charming pictures- hang on. tho walls, .soft cushions Ilo on, tho Inviting looking couches and tv easual glance, at thu Interior of the car gives one the Impression that (t la tho- temporary homo of rollnt'U and cult)' vuled F«us from China. Over 11,000,000 faus we exported t» ouo year from Canton, Chlun, Thoro tiro worthy, succossfiil young miiu who don't wear u chrysanthemum tin large an a cabbage, but U Is hard t* make young girls believe It.

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