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Bellefonte, Pa., April 9, 1897.
I observed a locomotive in a railroad yard one
It was waiting in the roundhouse where the loco-
motives stay ;
It was panting for the journey ; it was coaled and
And it had a box the fireman was filling full of
It appears that locomotives cannot always get a
grip ° *
On their slender iron pavement, cause the wheels
are apt to slip;
And when they reach a slippery spot their tactics
And to get a grip upon the rail they sprinkle it
It's about this way with travel along life’s slip
If your road is rather heavy and you're always
So ifa common locomotive you completely un-
You'll provide yourself in starting with a good
supply of sand.
If your track is steep and hilly, and you have a
And if those who've gone before you have the
rails quite slippery made,
If you ever reach the summit of the upper table-
+ You'll find youll have to do it with a liberal use
If you strike some frigid weather and discover to
That you're liable to slip under a heavy coat of
Then some prompt, decided action will be called
into demand, ;
And you'll slip *way to the bottom if you haven't
You can get to any station that is on life’s sched-
ule seen, .
If there's fire beneath the boiler of ambition’s
And you'll reach a place called Flushtown at a rate
of speed that's grand,
If for all the slippery places you've a good sup-
of sand, >
—E. P. Walling, in Richmond Registcr.
AN EARLS WIFE.
She was sitting alone when Sir Delmaine
Trevor saw her, and as he passed by she
raised her eyes from her book and met his
gaze. Then she blushed and dropped her
long lashes over ‘‘the blue windows of her
soul” and - pretended to read with great
But not for leng. Suddenly there came
a gust of wind that blew some loose leaves
out of the volume she held with a flutter
right at Sir Delmaine’s feet, where they
rested just long enough for him to stop and
pick them up, and then he walked, across
the pier, and bowing his best bow restored
them to their lawful owner.
But he did not speak as he held them
towards her because just then there was a
loud crash of music from the band, which
rendered speech inaudible. So he waited
till the sound ceased.
Then he said quite naturally ;
‘‘Aren’t youcold? Ishould think you
must be, ‘for you have been sitting there
quite a long time, and there’s a cool breeze
The girl smiled.
“Yes, I am rather cold,’’ she answered.
‘Will you walk to the end of the pier
with me, then?’ he asked. ‘‘It will he
better than catching cold.’”
The girl drew her brows together.
“I don’t mind. I may as well,” she
And she got up and gave herself a little
Then they walked off together—she with
her head drooped as if tired and he the
personification, of well bred indifference.
‘Have you been here for long 2” he
questioned, looking down at her little face,
which was exceedingly lovely.
No, not very long, perhapsa week.’
‘And are you going to stay much
“I don’t know.”
‘Last year you were here a very long
time.”” he remarked.
‘Yes, a very long time.”
‘And I only staid a week, but it was an
awfully pleasant week. I shall never for-
get it. Do you remember it ?
‘Oh, yes, quite well. I often think of
it,”’ she replied raising her eyes to his face
and smiling tenderly. “I enjoyed it very
much. At the time I didn’t think I should
ever enjoy another week so much.”
‘And don’t you think so now !”’ he in-
quired quickly, his mouth tightening at
“I will tell you some other time.'’
“But why not now ? I want to know.”
“Do you? Why?"
Sir Delmaine shrugged his shoulders.
“What a tiresome little girl you are !
Just the same as ever I” he said, with a
short laugh. *‘I remember last year you
used to try every way in your power to
“Did I? TI forget. I only remember
how happy we were.”
“Ah, you admit that''—
“You were really fond of my company,
then ?”’ he asked.
‘Oh, yes, certainly !”’
‘“‘And are you as found of it, now little
one ?”’ Sir Delmaine questioned. And he
bent lower over the jaunty little sailor hat
and the dark rippling hair, which only
reached a trifle higher than his elbow.
“I don’t know—perhaps,”” said she,
with a soft laugh. “What odd questions
you ask !”’
“Yes. But, then, I am odd altogether,
don’t you know—a kind of modern cur.
iosity, in fact, or Ishouldn’t be here now.’
The color flamed up in- the girl’s little
“Why not ?”’ she asked.
‘Well, as you know, I'm engaged to an
exceedingly high and mighty damsel, and
she might object to my speaking to you.”
“Since I am not high and mighty,” put
in the girl with a half breathed sigh.
“Well, you aren’t quite an earl’s daugh-
ter, are you ?*’ said he.
“No, not quite. And that reminds me
I’ve never told you my name.”’
“No. What is it"—he demanded—
“Smith, Brown, Jones or Robinson ?
Neither ? Then I gives it up. Besides,
your Christian name is quite sufficient for
me. Enid is an awful pretty name, and,
by Jove ; jolly uncommon as well. I was
tremendously surprised when you told ine
you were the happy possessor of it.’
“Were you? Why?”
,_ “Oh, I hardly know. Seemed strange,
don’t you know.”’
*‘I suppose you expected a plebeian one, *’
she said, smiling up at him. ]
“‘Oh—er—I really don’t remember. I
say, suppose we sit down. It’s too beastly
hot for anything in this sun.”
‘All right. I don’t mind.”
And then they found a shady seat, and
Sir Delmaine looked at his companion re-
“You are just as lovely as ever,”’ he re-
marked after a few minutes’ deliberation.
“By Jove, you beat every other girl I’ve
ever seen for beauty. ‘Pon my soul, I've
thought of good deal about you since last
year, and I’ve often wished I could see you
again. You aren’t like the ordinary run
of girls eithee. You’ve got such a lot to
back your prettiness up, and then you al-
ways dress with such good taste.”
“Do 1 om
“Yes. I like the dress you've got on
now. What sort of stuff is it, eh ? Serge ?
H’m, so it is.”
Then Sir Delmaine bent his head a little
nearer the girl’s shoulder.
‘Have you thought of me sometimes,
Enid, since last year ?”’
The girl laughed.
‘‘Yes, very often.”
“I wonder if you cared anything about
me,”” he went on. ‘“‘Once or twice I’ve
thought you did. Do you remember the
day we went.fishing, when you were so
frightened because I leaned over the boat
too far ? I believe you thougth I should:
be drowned for a certainty. Eh, little
And Sir Delmaine laid his hand on the
girl’s arm, but she shuddered and shook it
“Don’t remind me of it,”’ she mur-
“Were you so very frightened 2’ he
asked, his voice growing soft and tender.
*‘Poor little darling ! I’m awfully sorry I
did it. But I didn’t know then that you
afterward—well, you led me to think per-
haps I was wrong.”’
“Did 177 .
‘Yes. You were very happy, weren’t
‘So was I—I've never been so happy
since. And have you quite forgiven me,
“Forgiven you ?’’ she asked. ‘‘Why,
of course—long ago! What you did was
only a very common thing for a man to do.
Most men do it now-a-days !”’
“Well, I'm glad you’ge so deucedly sen-
sible ahout it. But I might have known
that no same girl would ever think serious-
ly about a seaside flirtation. Only, I've
always wished that chap hadn’t told you I
was engaged just when he did. It made
me feel such a fool, don’t you know. By
Jove, I rather think it was a good thing I
was engaged, as it happened, or’’—
“You might have made a bigger fool of
yourself and have proposed to me,”’ she
put in, with a serene little smile.
“Gad, you’ve hit the mark right this
time. That's exactly what I might have
done. And then”’—
‘I suppose you’d have met with opposi-
tion ?’ : :
“Well, rather ! You see, my people are
so confoundedly proud, and all that sort of
‘‘Yes, I understand.’’
Sir Delmaine glanced at the small, smil-,
ing mouth, then a little higher and met
the gaze of his companion’s dark fringed
“You're an awfully sensible little girl,”
he remarked. ‘‘You never mind a fellow
saying black’s black and white’s white.”
‘“No. Why should I?”
‘Oh, there’s no special reason. Only
some girls object slightly, don’t you know ;
expect a fellow to be so deucedly polite, and
all that sort of thing.”’
The girl laughed.
‘How disappointed they mnst be,” she
“Yes, so they deserve to be.
girls who are so mighty particular.’
“Am I very particular ?’’ she inquired.
Sir Delmaine laughed.
‘Yes, you are ; but then you're differ-
ent somehow from the ordinary seaside
girl. A fellow has to be polite to you
whether he likes or not.’
‘And yet, I suppose, you wouldn’t call
me exactly class ?”’ she said.
Sir Delmaine shrugged his shoulders.
**Well—er—do you—er—think you are ?’’
‘‘Tasked you the question,” she replied.
“But, however, here comes some one who
will answer it for me and save you the
A tall, military looking man was ap-
proaching them, whose fine figure and high
bred, singularly handsome face had on
them the stamp of what Sir Delmaine
would have termed ‘‘class.”’
“By Jove !”” he said. ‘‘Do you know
this man ?”’
‘Oh, slightly,’’ was the answer.
And the girl waved her hand to the new-
comer, whose face lit up as he caught sight
of her trim little figure, and who reached
her side in a very short time.
“I want toask you a question,’”’ she
said to him as he howed to Sir Delmaine,
‘and you must answer me truthfully,’
smiling as she spoke and fixing her gaze on
his face. “I want to know whether you
would call me class !”’ she asked soberly.
‘Call you class ?”’ echoed a pleasant
voice. ‘‘What on earth do you mean ?”’
“Exactly what I say. Sir Delmaine
Trevor has his doubts about it, so I wanted
“‘H’m, well, I don’t think Sir Delmaine
Trevor need have any doubts on the sub-
ject. From a purely unbiased point of
view, I should say you would be consider-
ed most distinctly class.”
And the newcomer bowed stiffly toward
Then the girl laughed a laugh of pure
enjoyment and rose slowly.
‘Thank you,,”” she said. Then turn-
ing to Sir Delmaine and smiling sweetly,
she asked, ‘‘Sir Delmaine, may I introduce
you to Lord Saxon ?”? And a swift blush
suffused the lovely girlish face as she
glanced at Lord Saxon’s stalwart form.
“Sir Delmaine Trevor—my husband,
Lord Saxon,’ she said slowly.
Then, with an elaborate little courtesy :
‘You see, Sir Delmaine, you were right.
I am not quite an earl’s daughter—
I am only a earl’s wife.”’
Then she linked her arm through her
husband’s, with a loving glance at his
somewhat perplexed face, and together
they walked away, leaving the astounded
young baronet in a state bordering on col-
“You see, dear,” Lady Saxon said to
her husband a little later in the day, ‘‘Sir
Delmaine and I became acquainted last
year, for, as you know, mother sent me
down here with our old nurse to get over
the effects of influenza.
“Well, Sir Delmaine, thinking I was
what he calls an “ordinary seaside girl, en-
tered intoa little affaire de coeur, pour
passer le temps, don’t you know, with poor
little me, and guite thought he had made
a deep impression on my heart before we
‘‘As it happened, I knew from the first
that he was engaged to Lord Elbourne’s
eldest daughter and heiress, but he didn’t
think I knew, and so I pretended to be
deeply enamored with him for the simple
reason that I wanted to teach him a les-
son, so.you must not think I cared an
atom for him.”
*‘I believe you my darling, and congrat-
ulate you on the success of your little
plan,’”’ answered the young earl promptly.
Squirrel skins are cut up into backs,
bellies and tails, and, while the first of
these are used for coats, trimmings and lin-
ings of gloves, the second for the bluish-
white linings of opera and other cloaks.
Tails, ‘on the other hand, are made up into
boas. The hair when removed is used for
the manufacture of the so-called camel’s
hair paint brushes.
In the old days, when fur was used in
the manufacture of ‘‘stove-pipe’’ hats, the
American beaver was one of the most im-
portant of all mammals in the fur trade,
but this manufacture has almost ceased.
The common muskrat furnishes a beau-
tiful far, varying in color from amber
brown to black. Upward of three or four
million of these skins annually get into the
market. When dyed and ‘pulled’ they
are sold as sealskin. ad
Chinchilla fur is the finest and most
delicate of all furs and is generally of a
pearly French gray tone. The animal, one
of the rodent family, is only nine inches
long, making the skin, size considered,
Rabbit fur is widely used, although the
value of the peltsis trifling. The total an-
nual collection is enormous, France and
Belgium accounting for 2.000,000 yearly,
while English skins are stated to average
Rabbit fur, when clipped and dyed in
imitation of furs of higher value. is sold as
seal and beaver.
Of the sheep skins, those known as Per-
sian and Astrakhan skins both of which
take a brilliant black dye. and are soft,
short and beautfully curled, are the most
Goat skins, particularly those of the
angora and the gray goat skins of China,
are important skins.
Considering the enormous numbers of
animals killed each year for their skins, it
would seem that a ‘‘Fur League’ to pro-
tect the animals is quite as much demand-
ed as a “Feather League.”
The skins of the ordinary seal and that
of the fur seal are somewhat similar, but
the former lacks the fine, soft, wooly under
fur which alone constitutes the sealskin of
commerce. To remove the upper fur the
skin was formerly always, and still is fre-
quently. shaved on the lower surface, and
as the long hairs are more deeply implanted
than the under fur, their roots are cut so
that the hair is readily brushed out. This
process is technically termed ‘‘pulling.”’
Upwards of 185,000 fur seals and 75,000
hail seals are annually slaughtered to meet
[ the requirements of the world.
Of the cat tribe, lion and tiger skins are
the most important, a few thousand lap-
robes made of these being sold each year.
Leopard skins are used for rugs, and
manufactured into trappings for the officers
and bandsmen of some of the British cavalry
regiments, as well as the aprons of the
drummers of the English infantry.
Monkey skins, principally derived from
Western Africa, with a mantle of silk blaék
hair, measuring from two to four inches in
length, were in favor some years ago.
5 numbers of these skins still find their
way to Germany.
The rodent family, . owing to the great
number of skins, holds numerically the
highest position in the fur trade. The
squirrel belonging to this family is an im-
The great squirrel dressing centre is
Weissenfels, in Germany, where some es-
tablishments prepare half a million skins
Where Garfield Was Shot.
The marble: tablet that rested in the
south wall of the ladies’ waiting room of
the Baltimore and Potomac Railway Com-
pany’s depot at Washington, and the brass
star placed in the tiled flooring of the
apartment to mark for all time the spot on
which President Garfield fell when assassi-
nated have been removed.
A superstitious dread on the part of the
traveling public of a constant reminder of a
tragedy seems to have led to the removal
of these monyments. The immediate cause
of the removal of the tablet and star was
the fire which occurred in the depot on the
night of March ith, which’ damaged the
tablet to such an extent that the officials of
the company declared it was not in condi-
tion to be replaced. A portion of the mar-
ble tiling also had to be removed, and al-
though the metal star placed where the
President fell might have been put back in
its old place, it was permanently removed,
and the spot is now marked only by a piece
of red tiling, which would pass unnoticed
except to those familiar with the place and
the tragedy that was enacted there.
Officials of the company stated to-day
that there was no purpose in removing the
monuments except that they had been
damaged by fire. From .other sources it
was learned that there had been much com-
plaint on the part of the traveling public
of having the horrors of the assassination
constantly recalled to their minds .when
going through the depot or waiting for
trains. To such an extent has this feeling
prevailed that the company has long re-
garded the reminder of the tragedy as a
disadvantage, and itis believed by many
that the officials were only too glad to have
an excuse to obliterate the monuments.
A Washington dispatch says: Little
Gladys Vanderbilt, the ten-year-old daugh-
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius Vanderhiit,
and her cousins, Virginia and Gladys
Smith, daughters of Rev. Dr. Mackay-
Smith, are editing a paper called Spring
Blossoms. With the proceeds they intend
to add to the Easter offerings of St. John’s
In the first number Virginia Smith tells
a story about the Cleveland children in
this way : “When the little daughters of
Mr. and Mrs. Cleveland had their bonnets
on to go away from the White House Mr.
Cleveland, who was then president, asked :
‘Where are you going, children ?’
“We are going to Princeton,’ they repli-
ed. “Why are you going to Princeton ?’
Mr. Cleveland asked, and little Marion
spoke up and said : ‘McTinley’s tomin 3
Teacher—John, of what are your
shoes made ?
Boy—Of leather, sir.
Boy—From the hide of the ox.
Teacher—What animal, then, supplies
you with shoes and gives you meat to eat ?
-—= Subscribe for the WATCHMAN.
Twenty-Six Met Death.
The Town of Chandler, Okla., Almost Wiped Out of
- Existence by a Cyclone.—Fire Started in the Ruins.
A Number of the Injured Met Awfnl Deaths in the
Chandler, an interior boom town, 50
miles from Guthrie, Okla., is a mass of
rains. Last week a cyclone dealing death
and destruction to everything in its path
swept down upon the town and almost
completely wiped it off the face of the
earth. Of her 1,500 inhabitants, 26 were
killed outright or burned to death, and
fully 170 were injured. Of the latter, it is
thought 14 will die and 24 othérs.are in a
dangerous condition. The remainder of
the population is homeless. The Preshy-
terian churches, Mitchell’s hotel and two
other buildings are all that remain stand-
ing. These have been turned info hospit-
als. The property loss will aggregate half
a million dollars.
The storm broke upon the city suddenly.
The sky was clear an hour before. Shortly
before 6 o’clock a mass of dark clouds gath-
ered in the southwest and then whirled
north. They ‘soon developed in a funnel
-shaped monster and bore down upon the
outskirts of the town... As the mass touch-
ed the ground the roar was deafening.
Chief Justice Dale, of the Supreme Court,
was presiding in the court house, which
was crowded. He ran with his wife toa
hollow, and the two were protected by a
large boulder and were unhurt.
The wrecks of many of the stores took
fire and in a short time an awful fire raged.
The fire broke out first in the ruins of the
Lincoln bank, and spread to the adjoining
buildings, making it necessary to fight the
flames as well ds rescue the injured. The
people were slow to recover from the shock
of the calamity and not until noon the next
day did anything like system prevail in the
work of relief.
A BABY'S ESCAPE.
Others in the court house did not fare so
well. The structure was twisted around
and hurled outright, and a dozen others
were injured. Further down Main street
the Lincoln County Bank building toppled
over and was soon enveloped in flames.
Here, before aid could reach them, five un-
fortunates were literally burned to death,
pinioned down by heavy timbers. Still
further down the street three children suf-
fered a like fate. A 2-day old baby was
carried four blocks and not injured, while
the mother was crushed in her bed.
A NIGHT OF TERROR.
The night in Chandler was one of inde-
scribable terror. With many: of its inhabi-
tants dead or dying and the remainder too
badly injured or unable from fright or be-
cause of the darkness to render assistance,
no order prevailed. Rain poured down in
torrents. The injured in many cases un-
availingly cried for help and lay in the
wrecks of their homes until daylight made
it possible for them to help themselves.
By mid-night some show of systematic res-
cue had been perfected, and the dead and
dying were being released from the ruins;
Improvised hospitals were erected and the
unfortunates were cared for as fast as possi-
But one of Chandler’s physicians escaped
uninjured, and even after aid from Guthrie
arrived there was a scarcity of surgeons.
Only two were able to do anything last
night, and one of these, Dr. Walcott, with
blood stredming from a sightless eye,
worked until he fainted.
«+ FREAKS OF THE CYCLONE.
Daylight brought hundreds of people
from surrounding towns, and men caring
for the injured. Little progress was made,
however , and it was not until noon that
an organized effort for alleviating the suffer-
of the injured was made. The four remain-
ing buildings were “turned into hospitals,
and, directed by Major Kinney, the work
proceeded as swiftly as possible.
Queer sights greet the eye on all sides.
The trees have a house roof hanging on
each ; clothing and household goods are
scattered in the streets. Dead horses,.cows
and other animals are to be seen every-
where, while a pile of ruins hasa fine piano
perched on top of it. Many of the citizens
wander about the streets, dazed at the ca-
lamity, and aimost on the verge of insanity
at the loss of families and homes.
Big Offices Given Out.
White to Berlin, Draper to Rome. Tower Was
The President has sent to the Senate the
following nominations : :
Andrew D. White, of New York, to be
ambassador extraordinary and plenipoten-
tiary of the United States to Germany.
William Draper, of Massachusetts, to he
an ambassador extraordinary and plenipo-
pentiary of the United States to Italy.
Chandler Hale, of Maine, to be secretary
of the embassy of the United States at
Samuel L. Gracey, of Massachusetts, con-
sul of the United States at Fuchau, China.
Anson Burlingame Johnson, of Colorado,
consul of the United States at Amoy,
China. His nomination to be consul at
Fuchau was withdrawn.
Benjamin Butterworth, of Ohio, to be
commissioner of patents.
Oliver L. Spaulding, of Michigan, and
William B. Howell, of New Jersey, to be
assistant secretaries of the treasury.
The Senate confirmed Charlemagne Tower,
of Pennsylvania, to be minister to Austro-
Hungary ; William S. Shallenberger, of
Pennsylvania, to be second assistant post-
master general ; Penrose A. McClain, of
Pennsylvania, revenue collector ; Alexan-
der Montgomery Thackara,of Pennsylvania,
to be consul at Havre, France.
“Boom in the Coal Trade.
President Maxwell Believes That Times Will Get Bet-
ter When “Tinkering'' With the Tariff is Stopped.
Wilkesbarre, Pa., April 7.—J. R. Max-
well, president of the Central Railroad of
New Jersey, was in Wilkesbarre to-day in-
specting the coal mines of the Lehigh and
Wilkesharre Coal Company. Speaking of
the condition of the coal trade, he said :
‘“The market is recovering itself rapidly
and in due time will regain its normal con-
dition. There has been a surplus of coal
in the market, and -as-fast as this is being
disposed of just so fast are we approaching
the erh of better times. I think that the
tinkering with the tariff is having an in-
jurious effect, and as soon as that ceases
times will grow better.”’
—Feed up the cornfodder, millet and
other cheap forage as closely as may be, and
save the timothy hay, which is a cash arti-
cle, while the others are not.
Gladstone Now a Bicyclist.
LoNDON, April 7.—Bicycle enthusiasts
are greatly cheered by receipts of the news
that Mr. Gladstone, notwithstanding his
great age, has joined the ranks of the
wheeelmen. He has written to a friend in
London that he has fairly mastered the
Flood so Deep Along One River There is No Ground
MEMPHIS, April 4.—Another’ disastrous
break: in the Mississippi levee occurred this
morning at Flower Lake, six miles below
Tunica, Miss., and the water is pouring
through the opening with fearful velocity.
The most fertile farm lands of Mississippi,
lying in Coahoma, Laflore Quitman and
Tallahatche countiesgin the northern part
of the state, will be inundated and the
newly planted corn crop laid waste.
The condition of the poorer classes
throughout the flooded area is critical to-
night. Thousands of refugees are being
huddled on levees and spots of land wait-
ing for relief. In Rosedale alone 1,200 re-
fugees are being cared for by the citizens.
Half a hundred towns to-night stand in six
feet of water, and the yellow stream is
creeping up slowly but surely. :
Advices just received tell of a break in
the levee two miles south of Helena, Ark,
This is the levee for which the people of
southeastern Arkansas have made sucha
desperate fight. The waters from this
break will flood a great area and in all
probability will back into the streets of
Helena. The relief steamer Ora Lee ar-
rived at Marianna, Ark., late this after-
noon, having made an expedition up the
St. Francis river. There were on board
160 refugees and 200 head of cattle.
The suffering along the St. Francis river
is appalling. The water throughout the
entire neighboring country to-might is
from 6 to 15 feet deep. The relief boat had
on board the body of Mrs. McMain, of
Raggso City, being taken to Marianna for
burial, there being no land at the former
place on which togiveit interment.
- MipDDLESBORO, Ky., April 4.—Most of
the stores in Cumberland avenue are flood-
ed. Sixty-five families have been washed
out, and 300 people are fed by the city.
Boats are plying on the principal streets.
At Pineville the Cumberland river is rising
3 feet per hour. West Pineland is under
YANKTON, 8, D., April 4.—Four inches
of rain has fallen during the last week and
it still rains. Jim river, the longest un-
navigable stream in the world, is covering
the bottom lands from bluff to bluff and
has washed away over three miles of track
on each of the Great Northern, North-
western and Milwaukee railroads. Farm-
ers have vacated their homes and farms,
and those still remaining are now being
moved hy boats.
Annual Bird Slaughter.
Moral Sentiment Should Stop It in the Abence of
The annual butchery of the plumage and
song birds of this gountry has commenced
in the interest of the milliner, who desires
the beautiful plumage. of the little
songsters to decorate her customer’s hat
If the Government is not able to pass a
a law which will put a stop to the slaught-
ering of our birds there should at least be
a moral sentiment set afoot that will con-
demn the wearing by ladies of their plum-
age, for with the ceasing demand for such
hat decoration the milliners will not buy the
same, and the killing will stop. If a lady
is not attractive enough through the kind-
ness of nature to secure a trimming for her
headgear which is sufficiently becoming,
without the killing of our beautiful birds
to secure it for her, she is indeed most un-
Every lady who wears on her hat the
plumage of a bird places herself on record
as favoring the ruthless slaughter of the
little songsters who were created to make
mankind happy by their presence and
songs. And when a lady asks for a plum-
age of a bird from her milliner she signs
the death warrant of one of the most beau-
tiful results of the creation. The birds
were placed here as our companions and
not to satisfy the demands of vanity
through their destruction.
Exalting Her Ideas of Him.
A State street jeweler was conversing
with a friend the other day when a large,
stylishly dressed woman and her daughter,
of about 19 years, dropped in and asked to
look at some diamonds.
The jeweler displayed a try full of glit-
tering gems, and the elderly caller said :
“I want to get a stone to match this one.
It is to be a present for my other daughter
and I want to surprise the dear girl.”
Whereupon she slipped off a solitaire
ring which the young lady wore and hand-
ed it to the jeweler.
“Well,” he said, ‘‘I can match the stone,
of course, if you will give me a little time.
It is a finer grade than we usually carry in
“What will one like that cost ?'’ inquir-
ed the woman.
‘‘About $300—approximately’’ he re-
plied, and the customers, with effusive
‘I seld that stone a week ago,’’ remark-
ed the jeweler, ashe rejoined his friend.
“It cost $175. The old lady is simply
dying with curiosity to find out what her
daughter’s engagement ring cost. Ah.
there are tricks in all trades but owrs’’’
How Sleep Spoiled a Prayer.
The Chicago Chronicle tells of a religious
little boy of Chicago who never goes to
sleep without praying that his soul may be
kept throughout the long and watchful
night. The other evening, however, he
became a “little mixed abont bedtime.
When in his snow-white gown he made a
movement toward the little cot, but'he was
reminded that he had forgotten to say his
evening prayer. He quickly knelt at his
mother’s side, and, lying his small head
upon his folded hands, began :
“Now I lay me down to sleep,
I pray the Lord my soul to keep.”
But there his drowsiness became too
much for him. ~ His curly head went down
with a bump against his mother’s knee,
and she, to help him out, softly suggested :
“If.” He made another effort, and as his
mother prompted him the second time, he
brightened up and finished :
“If he hollers let him go,
Ene, meni, mine, mo.”
——Not here ! not here ! Not where the spark-
Fade into mocking sands us we draw near +
When, in the wilderness, each footstep falters,
I shall be satisfied ; but oh, not here !
There is a land where every pulse is thrilling
With rapture earth's sojourners may not know ;
Where heaven's repose the weary heart is stilling,
And peacefully life's storm-tossed currents
Thither my weak and weary steps are tending.
Saviour and Lord, with thy frail child abide }
Guide me toward home, where, all my wander-
I therf'shall see Thee and be satisfied,
FOR AND ABOUT WOMEN:-
Few will deny that the up to date shirt
waist in beauty and variety of coloring
rivals the flowers that blooms in the spring!
From pure white swiss they range to many
hued ginghaws, and from the finest organ-
dies to silks of richest quality. Indeed the
wardrobe of the summer girl which does
not boast of at least a dozen of those useful
garments will be voted singularly incom-
plete as the shirt waist will be in" evidence
everywhere. For bicycling it goes with-
out saying that it is the finishing touch to
the neat little jacket and skirt ; for golf it
is an absolute necessity, giving, as it does,
free play to the arms, and being easily
changed when the game is over, while for
the promenade it will, as of yore, figure
prominently in the fetching costume of the
tailor made girl, who will also effect the
the silk shirt for traveling and one-day
shopping excursions to town. .
The newest are made with the deep-
pointed yoke back and front, a style par-
ticularly becoming to slender figures, as the
fullness begins at the bust line and so ac-
centuates the roundness of the figure.
For the maiden of stouter proportions
the vertical inch wide box-plaits are pretty,
or tucks running lengthwise and grouped
in small bunches will also be found effec-
But whatever the suyle of making, or the
the material chosen there is one fixed rule :
Cuffs and collars are invariable white; and
are made detachable, adding much to the.
comfort and service of the garment. With
the high linen collar will be worn the
string necktie of black satin or of brilliant
plaid silk ; or if the wearer have a predilec-
tion for mannish attire, she will affect a
black satin Ascot, tied, mark you, by her
own fair fingers, as a ready-made affair will
be as bad form for the up to date maiden as
itis for her fastidious brother. The high
linen colar with the all-round turned-down
edge looks best when worn with the wide
ribbon stock, encircling the throat twice
and tied in a stiff little cravat bow in
For the diaphanous organdy or Swiss
shirt waist the prettiest finish at the throat
is the stock of bias taffeta silk wound twice
around and ending in the stylish four-in-
hand knot in the front.
Belts to be worn with the shirt waist are
legion, and range from the simplest leather
strap to the most elaborate jeweled gir-
dle. For every day wear the narrow black
suede belt, with a small buckle is serviceable,
or one of scarlet morocco is effective when
worn with a satin string “ie of the same san-
The strictly tailor made young woman
firmly declines to wear any but a man
built shirt ; consequently she has hers made
to order, choosing madras or pure linen for
the material ; she pays, of course, just
double the price asked for the same gar-
ment ready made in the shops, but she im-
agines there is a difference, and so consoles
herself for the outlay of money but to the
casual observer the boasted difference is
not easily perceptible, as the $1.25 shirt
waist, when properly fitted and neatly belt-
ed—aye, there’s the rub !—looks quite as
trig and trim as does the made-to-order cre-
ation, which must have cost just four times
that amount. =?
Miss Hattie K. Miller, of Santa Barbara,
Cal., is the only woman in the world earn-
ing her living as motorman oh an electrié
car. When electric street cars were first
introduced in Santa Barbara, a few months
ago she made a thorough study of the prin-
ciples on which they were operated, and
when she applied for the situation. she an-
swered all the requirements so well that
she was appointed without hesitation. She
likes the work and says : “When I grasp-
ed the motor brake I felt that I had a force
under my contro! that could outrun a
horse or any moving thing. I knew I had
human lives in my charge, but I felt that
it required skill, not muscle, to estimate
the speed of the car, to round the curves
properly, and to start and stop as required.”
Don’t forget that nothing alters a face or
makes you look so much older as a set of
artificial teeth, not to mention the dis-
comfort of .them or the pain in the begin-
ning ; so take care of your teeth, as being
one of the most important parts of your
system. Very often serious and painful
stomach trouble results from improper mas-
tication from poor teeth.
It will take some time to become accus-
tomed to the new shaped skirt, which is so
entirely different from those of the last
three seasons. It has straight front and
sides and fan back, plaited under until it is
smooth across the back at the waist line.
The tops of the front and sides gores are
very narrow, with the back wider.
Chronic, grumbling is dangerous, as it
keeps the sensitive nerves constant] y vi-
brating with discordant emotions, and not
only hurts the grumbler but every one who
hears it. This is not often considered from
the standpoint of health, but perhaps it isa
wise view of it. :
Nothing so weakens the powers of di-
gestion as the habit of *‘picking up a snack”’
here and there as the chance may offer.
Even if it is only a bit ‘of bread thus taken
it is unsafe. The smallest morsel of food is
apt to rouse the full activity of the stomach
and digestive apparatus, only for waste of
No change should be made in the flannel
underclothing because 8f occasional changes
in the weather. Flannel gentle stimulates
the skin, pf e insensible perspira-
tion, while it absorbs the moisture thrown
out, and tends greatly under all circum-
tances to keep up an equable temperature.
This is of the greatest importance in the
season of sudden changes.
Bathing the hands and feet every night
in warm water in which some common salt
bas been dissolved is one of the best pre-
ventives of chilblains. Those who are sub-
ject to chilblians should be very careful to
dry the hands and feet thoroughly after
washing them until all moisture is removed
and they are warm and glowing.
Cold water is the safest application fo:
an inflamed eye. Poultices should neve
be used, and no one should read or sew or
use the eyes for any work where close ap-
plication is necessary while there is the
least inflammation or pain in the nerves.
It is best to be very careful in the use of
the eyes for some time after all soreness
has disappeared if they have been badly
Rows of narrow velvet ribbon are very
stylish on skirts and waists of plain India
silk. Navy blue, red and black velvet rib-
bons, about a quarter of an inch in width,
are modish for trimming children’s frocks.
“Any color so it’s red,’’ appears te be
the millinery motto this season.
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