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A RICH AND BEAUTIFUL CUBAN WID
OW WHO UKES AMERICANS.
Brrolun ( A Bikers tedbr
KiHiX HabH Hr"CTKIl !
ni-MU'i Defct ta tee Bicycle
A FIal FaHtasr.
Behold tlie richest woman ta Unck
Sam's new doix-ndeiicl and detimalm
If yon can whether be is rloher In gok
The former may ie expressed in ar
lthroetical terms thus: Two million dol
The latter can be adequately express
nl only in terms of poetry, but Tin
Sunday World s portrait of the lady in
dicates, so far as photography can
so-ae "of the channa that mere pros
would fall far short of dicriWrjg.
And now for an Important fact eon
reruing the Seaora, Kosa Abren, fol
that U her name.
She Is a widow!
Tbervfore to be won," as Shake
pea re My 8.
Almost equally important she to
ill) in a few hours' sail of Key West.
Most important of all. rs- like
Americans, ami tdie is oming to New
York on a visit.
Quite as Important as anything else,
she in not in lore with widowhood.
Neither la she in lore with any indi
Tor the don, by the way, the senora
has small regard, for In 6p!te cf bet
fcENOIla KOi-A AI'.RKC.
riches and culture and a laring that
would compel homage at any European
court the is Cuban Cuban from the
topmost cud of her raven" wing hair
to tiie tip of oer (tear! incrusted No. 2
"Cuba Libre" was her motto long be
fore the guns of Alorro thundered
harmlessly at Yankee war craft. She
saw I'ucle Sam in the character of the
Cid. her favorite personage in Spanish
legi-nd. the faidtless knight who res-c-ut-d
datnwls from dragons and Moors.
"Auicriianos, 6he said in conten
tion of the remark quoted aliove, "have
brains. I adore brains. They have
foire. I adore force. They are always
doing t'rntrs uw things, bold things.
Th"y will own the world some d.iy.
"Hat our men. what can they do?
Oh. they are gxd waltzers, and they
can sigh and look languishing and play
the guitar; v'la tout" (For sometimes
the senora drops Into Freud.
Senora Abreu lives in I'ulatino. on
the outskirts of Cerro. a fashionable
suburb of Havana. Her Sunday after
noons are famous throughout the West
There- Is something European about
this salon of hers. The elite of Cuba
furm the backbone of her visiting list.
and foreign visitors of distinction
would feel sadly neglected If they did
not receive cards.
Americans of the oinclal world are
foremost iu ay!ng homage to the beau
tiful widow, oibcers of the army and
navy vie with one another In the con
stancy of their attendance, and the
splendor of their uniforms helps tc
give h'T sa'.ou something of the atuioa-
phere of a court.
I'eibaps one of these debonair young
cflicem nan In her mind when she ut
tered her eulogy cf American men.
6ver this Interesting aggregation of
bnmatilty. which always Includes ev
erything "worth while" in art and lit
erature that Havana holds at the time,
prr sid-'s the Senora Rosa Abreo. gown
ed by the most famous dressmaker of
I'aris, ablaze with rubles, the rich
blood mantling ender her akin, which
has the tone and the peculiar velvety
quality of a damask rose petal. New
Hcrolnra of Avtaora.
In a receut lecture Mr. William Dean
Ilowells made the following references
to the heroines immortalized by va
rious popular authors:
There are heroines of many kinds.
Greek ladies In ancient times wire car
ried off by pirates. English ladies were
carried on and forced to marry their
captors. Heroines in the early days
tilways moralized and were Intended to
t:oralize the reader. But. aside from
l'ie tendency toward being abducted,
the beroiues of the early days were
more like those of today than are those
of the later romantic era. The heroes
and beroiues of Bronte, with the cus
tomary bullyiug of the latter by the
former. Lave enjoyed a large vogue,
and there have been many writers to
copy this kind, but it is no longer cus
tomary for the hero to win the hero
ine's heart by breaking her back.
One of the most iopular heroines
was the self sacrificing heroine. If the
young man whom she loved was be
loved by another, she would move
heaven and earth to bring atiout bla
marriage t with the other, though be
might 1 In love with her herself.
Sometimes she married to please her
porent. and sometimes, after being
married. s3e would obligingly die so
that ber husband could marry a gala
Heroines are not won by special acta
I had my first heroine rescued by th
hero from a ferocious bulldog, the mar
riage of the two following. Then 1
looked around and saw that things dc
not occur t- in real life. The heroic
that must be won thus is a extinct at
the self sacrificing one."
While "Yauity Fair" is cot Thacker
ay's greatest book. Becky Sharp is un
questionably his greatest berolue. Th
heroines of Bret Harte, Dickens,
Charles Heade. Bui wer, -George Eliot
Anthouy Trollope, Black, Thomas Har
dy. Mrs. Humpijry Ward, George Mer
edith and many others were consider
ed, but none is more sublime than
Hawthorne's Hester Prjnne. Dais;
Miller Is the grva'et.t of Henry J ami's
Mr. HowePs told In a modest way ol
some of his own heroines. A dear old
Quaker lady Lad once told him. "I
don't always like thy women." An
other lady had asked him v. by he nev
er made a grand, noble type of woman,
to which be had felt forced to reply, "I
am waiting for the Almighty to begin.
Goods-jr t KlHllf Habit..
One of the most significant pioofa of
the increase of dignity a ad oromon
sense among women ta the fact that
they are rapidly abolishing the kissing
habit, aays the New Orleans Ticayune.
Time was, and not so long ago, either,
when two women on meeting were ex
pected to fall on each other's neck aa a
matter of course and exchange a kiss
without regard to time or place or any
condition of sentiment, and when a
baby was banded around for visitors,
male and female alike, to kisa ar If It
"were a bundle of sweetmeata of which
everybody was expected to partake.
Not to have done so was to caD down
the severest censure on your bead, and
his ability to kisa innumerable babies
was reckoned aa one of the most Im
portant electioneering qualities of a
ft Jii 2s
TtianKa to the war the doctors have
so vigorously and so wisely made on
nromiscuons kissing, the little Jr.no-
centa at least Itave been partially rea
med from the contamination of tuber
culous and catarrhal and beer and to
bacco laden kisses, national people
take other ways now of showing their
fraction and admiration for a child
than running the rick of Inoculating It
with disease. The rushing female who
Insists on smothering the little dar
ling's rosebud mouth" with kisses gets
a freezing and suspicious glare from
the sensible and up to date mother
who baa the whole germ theory- at her
Cnirer ends and Uvea with the fear of
the deadly microbe before ber eyes.
Ac far as women themselves are
concerned, there probably Isn't one in a
million who hasn't always ahrunk in
disgust from the familiarity of a kiss
from any one but her very nearest and
The trouble has been that she didn't
w?tt to give offense or wound any
one's feelings, and w there has seemed
nothlnz for it but to follow the Bible
doctrine of submission and when smit
ten on one cheek by the kls of custom
to turn the other, however disagreeable
It might be.
"It always amuses me." said a lively
lcheIof girl, "to hear the little 'snips'
of debutantes criticising this man and
that as If they had only t pick and
choose. My youngest sister bad a lot
of these hypercritical maldeas to lunch
eon the other day. and to bear their
conversation one would have thought
that the New York men were all at
their beck and calL
"My dear children,' I said to them
finally. 'I will tell you a little story. I
ouce heard society girls compared by a
clever, albeit somewhat Impertinent,
man of the world to frogs in a pond.
The very young ones, be said, staid
near the shore and piped in shrill stac
cato: "No man good euough! No man
good enough !" The next lot. repre
senting girls of several seasons, sat on
logs farther out In the water and
croaked In deeper tones: "Oh, for a
man! Oh, for a man!" while the still
older ones, like the regular old bull
frogs, drowned la chorus: "Any man
good enough! Any man good enough!"'
"My allegory seemed to amuse the
company 'greatly, but when their
laughter bad aubsldeu one impudent
little thing called out, "Where do you
come in, Misa SmithT I was rather
taken aback at this, for. to tell the
truth. I Lad never thought of any pos
sible application to myself. Of course
the little wretches began to titter. I
certainly cannot put myself in the cat
egory of those whe ejaculate "Any
man good enough!" I said amid the
general merriment. 1 think the fourth
lot. 10 which I belon.?. are those who
are thoroughly emancipated, and their
croak should be, "We want no man at
aUr . cew York Tribune.
Waaaaa'a Debt to the Bicycle.
Probably proiwrtlonately women
have benefited more by the bicycle than
men. The physical development of the
girl of today Is one of the common
places of conversation. The maiden
"divinely trll" Is much oftener met
with than ever before. Something lyis
lonie over the native Impulses to
frowrb of American women which has
given them a greater stature and finer
figui-e In the last 20 year. Tbla la not
confiued to any particular class of so
ciety or any particular locality. There
is undoubtedly a wide extended cause
for this larger growth, greater height
and armer tread of the American girl
today. It is uot all due to the expan
sion of wealth and education. Mort
due to the cultivation of out of door
sports. It is generally conceded that
for the even and moderate exercise cf
all the muscles nothing superior to the
bicycle has yet been devised.
There is no great demand upon any
one's strength In the ordinary use of
the bicycle. It is easier than walkiu;
where at every step the weight of the
body must lie lifted. It Is :iy to avoid
rllmblng hills, a ad It Is not necessary
to ride greater distances than are easl
ly within one's capacity. Even those
whose employments are exacting can
generally find time after the day'
work to take this exercise In the open
air with advantage. It is especially
valuable where such daily employment
is confining and where the work I
w'th the bead rather than the bands. -
A Feminize Faillaar.
"I saw by a paper last week that a
colored woman was excluded from tes
tifying in court because she didn't
know her right hand from ber left and
was therefore esteemed too ignorant
for ber evidence to be of any value,"
said an observant man yesterday.
"Now, do you know, I don't believe one
woman out of six knows ber right band
from ber left without stopping to con
aider the matter.
"I was standing In the foyer of a
theater the other day at a matinee
watching the audience, mostly femi
nine, as it passed in. Well, each maid
handed ber check to the usher, end be
called out 'First row to the right or
'Second door to the left,' as the case
might be. With hardly an exception
those giris turned in the wrong direc
tion; then they'd pause to consider, ex
claim. 'We're going the wrong way!
and skurry back again.
"This happened so often that I spoke
to the usher about it.
" They always do it.' be replied la
conically. 'I usually point ao they'll
know the way. but I've neglected to do
that today. They're all right if they
stop to think, but tbey never do think.'
"I myself know aa Intelligent young
woman who baa to make a little mo
tion as If she were wrtlng with both
bahds before she can determine the
right one. and she declares that all ber
acquaintances are affected in like man
ner, so crhap8 tbla la a general femi
nine failing, and the colored witness
was unjustly excluded." Baltimore
Writtac Like Wukli.
Mrs. Frances Hodgson Burnett eayt:
"I write stories as another woman docs
washing, because I need the money to
supiHirt me. But 1 cannot wr'.te atories
as the other woman does a washing,
though editors, many of them, seem to
think I should. They r nd me a topic
as they might send their linen to a
laundry. They want me to soap It with
the success 1 have had. rinse it well
w ith ink and send It to them, so many
words, on such a day. as they would
order their collars and cuffs returned
by the laundress. I may need the
money they would pay for this sort of
work, but I simply cannot do it. Story
writing la a woman's labor with me.
not a man's; a work of reproduction,
not of production merely. It's a crea
tion cf life engendered in me, a thought
begotten In my heart that must be born
and must have lta own time of delivery
and a proper form to Itself, not a man
ufactured article turned out by ma
chinery to meet the demands cf the
book -market." The Bazar adds: "Mrs.
Burnett's theory and practice of liter
cry production a rare one In these
bargain bunting, fortune seeking daya
are profitable enough to inspire even
American writers to Imitate her."
The Prop Wor4.
The up to date girl is considerably
toned down that is. la thejnatter of
language. . She la now a creature of
moderation. She has worked ber ad
jectives threadbare, and so she has
very wisely concluded It la not good
form any longer to use such extrava
gant forms of speech, and she baa tak
en to herself one well behaved word.
Things are no longer "gorgeous" or
"lovely" or "too exquisite for any
thing." They are simply "good look
ing." A bat is good looking, no matter
bow well, exquisite it really U. A
vindow display is good looking. So U
lingerie or candy or even a nisa. uy
n.r tic term is regarded with se
vere "disapproval and frowned upon as
showing a deplorable lacs, oi goou
Do not imagine that this term de
notes faint praise. It really expresses
the superlative, the ne plus ultra, of
approbation, according to the modern
Children's breathing especially is
greatly neglected. So many are afflict
ed with catarrh and throat diseases in
consequence! If I bad my way. It
should be a punishable offense for any
mother to allow ber child to breathe
through the mouth, for that balHi is
the source of many diseases, to say
nothing of snoring, which la an offense
against one's neighbor. Nejv York
Xewest VtsltinaT Cards.
Have you seen these? Script is no
longer as fashionable as of yore.
though it la aiways In good taste, and
Instead of the square Uoiuan letter the
old English letter la now being used
exelus'vtly by particular people, and
very elegant cards they are.
It was Cecil Rhodes who made it the
fishlon In South Africa to usj Dutch
fjrniture. and he bought cp ail the
good specimens which were to be
found In old Boer houses. Every piece
of furniture in b:a bonae is pure Dutch
Apropos of foulards, the newest bine
for these fabrics as well as .for India
silks Is the royal marine. Having In It
a shade more of green than the royal
blue, which was so popular last sea-
roc It is said to be less trying to the
A wbite season Is predicted. This
means that the wlilte materials will le
used In the accessories of dress to n
great extent. White decorations for
the cotton goods and white laces for
the heavier materials will be as popu
lar as ever.
Bridge Bvlldera' Fright. "
Bridge building is a perilous busi
ness, and no Insurance company will
take any risk on the lives of super
structure workers. There la one horri
ble sensation known to superstructure
workers. It Is something like stage
"1 know once," said one of them,
"when I wasn't tip more than 140 feet,
a sudden feeling came over me that I
couldn't get down. I looked down,
and there was a swift tide swirling
I round the edges of the piers. It seem
ed to me I should surely lie killed. I
clasped both arms around the beam on
which I was working and lay there.
Just clinging to it, for 20 minutes. Luck
ily for me, the foreman, who was near
me, saw what was '.lie matter and bad
sense enough not to speaJv to me. If
he bail, I know I should certainly have
fallen off. lie kept on working, and I
clung helplessly to the lieam. Finally,
In a gruff voice, he growled at me: 'Say,
git out o there! I want to put a rivet
there. And I, obedient to an Instinct
of duty, found nif-seU moving along.
The feeling passed away as I did move
and didn't come back."
"When I was In Tern building
bridges," said an engineer, "I did not
lose my bead at work, but I mot e thar
once woke up during the night bang
ing to the sides of the bed In despera
tion of fear to keep from fulling In a
nightmare." Boston Herald.
All Fooli Day.
The custom of playing pranks on
April fools' day probably bad Its origin
In France, the first nation to begin the
new year Jan. 1 Instead of March 2X
Before the change April 1 was the day
when the merrymaking of the New
Year's celebration culminated in the
paying of gifts and visits In return for
those already bestowed. When the re
formed calendar in 1004 made the 1st
of January the beginning of the new
year. April 1 was the time for pre
tended gifts and visits of mock cere
mony to make fools of those who bad
forgotten the change in dates.
The Romans had a holiday similar In
character to this, although not coming
at the same time of year, the satur
nalia, and in Hindustan the feast of
the Hull, on March 31. has for Its chief
diversion the sending of people on
In 'Scotland they have a trick for
April fools' day which never grows
stale. If a fellow can be found simple
enough to undertake It, be is given a
note to carry to a certain person. He
reads it and says it is not for him. but
that he Is to go to naming another
man and from there he is sent to an
other and so on until the bearer grows
tired or sees a light The note con
tains the lines:
This is the list ol Aprilej
Uunt tbe'gcvx another mil.
There are many suiierstitlons about
the egg. la Scotland and Ireland chil
dren are taught by their nurses to
crush the shell after eating an egg or
to push the siioon through the bottom
In the form of a cross, showing a lin
gering relic of the once general supcr
st! tic-us belief that witches b'vl In
eggshells and made boats ot tbeco,
casting spells upon the household.
In Italy It was belir.id that an egg
laid by a white bed in a new nest on
Easter day wcuid cure pains in the
head or stcniacb; that broken in a
riueysrd It would prevent Its suffering
from bail or similarly would save a
field from frost, and Its possession
gave one the power to see witches. It
was also believed that an egg laid on
Good Friday, tbrown on the fire, would
extinguish It, while the devil wouhlbe
killed If shot with an egg laid on
Christmas Self Culture Magazine.
Mall Skirt at a Dervish Warrior.
The shirt Is nif.dt: of rings, every ring
from a piece of steel wire IV4 Inches
long and about one-sixteenth of an
Inch thick. The end of the piece of
wire are flattened out, boles are punch
ed through them, one end Is turned on
to the other, and tbey are fastened to
gether by a siiii. U rivet. Every ring
connects four others. The Wire differs
somewhat In thickness, not by design
seemingly so as to toake one part of
the shirt stronger than another, but
from material of uniform thickness
running short. In parts where the
rings are free to Jingle together they
are worn very thin. Bound the neck
Is a band cf three thicknesses of red
leather, stiff like the stock worn for
merly In our army. It Is 2"ii Inches
high and on the outside Is decorated
with ornamental lines like toolings
made by a bookbinder. Notes and
Professor Walter Raleigh, wbo has
published a rather clever book on
"Style." likes making phrases. "The
poetry of Catullus," be said lo a col
lege address, the other day, "has sur
vived the pi ssing of a religion and an
empire; the I'lary of Mr. SauTuel Pepys
wlU be aa fresh as at the day of Its
birth, when the Forth bridge is oxld
of iron and London is a geological pas
cake of brick dust." --. .
When one woman has a secret to tell
another. It always makes her mad to
discover that the other kaer It first.
CASTOR I A
Tot InfmU uid Children.
Tt8 Ihi Yea Hart Alwsji Scugh
Blgaatur- of &&ff&&
A WOMAN MINER.
A Oaklaad Society Leader TTa
Will G t Cape Some.
Ptomlnent srdally and well known
In the cities about th bay. Mrs. L. M.
Anstln of East Oaklacd has made up
her mind to cut a,ll sorlal affairs, swell
teas and evening parties for the time
and join the army of treasure seekers
UBS. L. U. ACf-TCt.
going to Cape Nome. Mrs. Austin is
not a "tenderfoot." She was In Cripple
Creek during the' mining excitement In
that region and was successful in lo
cating claims and in stock speculation.
One of the mines located at Cripple
Creek by Mrs. Austin, now known as
the Louisiana, was sold for $9,000 be
fore any work was done on the claim.
It has since developed Into an exceed
ingly rich property.
"I expect to start for Cape Nome on
the tteamcr Valencia. My main object
In olng Is to prospect, though I like
fining life and want to visit Cape
Nome for the pleasure of the trip. A
good deal of hardship must be encoun
tered undoubtedly, but hardship Is a
part of the miner's life. If for any
reason I should not care to stay. I shall
return Immediately. I will not remain
there unless 1 like It.
"My mining experience has been va
ried, and I am well acquainted with
the practical work. At Cape Nome I
shall endeavor both to locate new
mines and to deal In stocks, as I did at
Mrs. Austin has been a widow for
several years and, though taking an
active part in social affairs, has always
looked after her own business Inter
ests. She owns valuable property In
East Oakland. San Francisco Evatn
lner. A Carlona Weddlaa.
The London correspondent of the
Bradford Observer givs an Interesting
account of a curious wedding which
took place In the West End a few dsu'a
ago and at which be was present. The
bride and bridegroom belonged to rich
German families. During the first part
of the ceremony the bride stod In a
ring made by the eight brld.-smaids.
holding In their hands a lovely rope of
flowers. When the time came for put
ting on the ring, she gently broke the
flower rope and joined the bridegroom.
This, the correspondent was told, was
an old custom In the country parts of
Germany and typifies the leaving of
ber girlhood and Its Interests behind.
"The bridesmaids left the church be
fore the bride, strewing the Bowers
from the broken rope upon the ground.
"On the return to the bouse we each
received a copy of an 'extra special
newspaper printed for this occasion
only. It was an exact reproduction of
one of the well known evening papers
in appearance, but contained leaders
on 'Love, 'How to Be Happy Though
Married,' besides advertisements for
supplies of 'good temper and 'give and
take. A notice appeared to the effect
that the bride would dispose of old love
letters by auction, and various amus
ing points were made."
Table teeoratloaa For TCeddlasr
The usual decorations for ail wed
ding feasts are white and green. Bride
roses are always preferable. Where
they are not obtainable any white
flowers may be used. In these days
the many varieties of trailing aspara
gus lend themselves to table and room
decorations. White violets with stul
lax are exceedingly beautiful and It
must uot be forgotten that just now
baskets are much used open baskets
with high handles and small square
and round baskets with flowers peep
ing out of the half open lids. On the
center of the lid is usually plaeed a
bunch of wbite ribbon. Maidenhair
fern Is always daiuty and appropriate.
Where a chnudelier is Immediately
aver the table white ribbons may lie
festooned from the chandelier to the
corners of the table. The ribbons may
be plain or laden with flowers. Cande
lattt . either of silver or glass, with
dainty silk or paper shades, are also
utrnctive. When possible, the color cf
the flowers should be repeated la the
china. Ladies' Home JournaL
t'p to Date laderliaea.
Now that our dresses are made to fit
so tightly around tbe hips well fitting
undprchithing is a necessity. The lat
rst rails-'an idea Is to have chemise
ind petticoat made In one. The upper
.art is cut to Et the figure without the
least vestige of fullness, and tbcu be
low tbe hips It widens out into an ordi
nary skirt. These garments have sim
ply a strip of lace or ribbon to support
them on the shoulders and fasten down
the center of the front to just below
Rose -weddings, where both tbe
bridesmaids costumes and tbe ch'ircb
decorations carry a pink color tone,
will be much favored ' this spring.
Marguerite weddings are conspicuous
by tlielr absence of color, for the gold
of the Marguerite centers Is the only
thins that breaks the monotony of the
nia Roaadaboat Way.
A man was going home to his wife
ind family. It was growing dark. His
road from the station was a lonely
one. and be was getting along as fast
as be could when he suddenly suspect
ed that a man behind him was follow
ing him purposely. The faster he wvnt
the faster the man went nntil they
came to a graveyard.
"Now." he said to himself, "I'll find
!f he's after uie." And be entered the
The man followed him. Vague visions
of revolvers and garroters grew upon
him. lie made a detour of a splendid
mausoleun. i till the man was after
him. round and round.
At last he turned and faced the fel
low and asked: "What the dickens do
you want? What are you following
"Well, sir, do yoa always go borne
like tiiis? I am going np t Mr.
Brown's bouse with a parcel, and the
porter at the station told me that if I'd
follow you I should find the place, as
yon live next door. Are yoo going
borne at all touight?' Colombian.
"Did that man ever writ anvthlnj
that attracted attention?"
"Oli, yes." answered Miss Cayenne.
"I Icxiow some pec pie who bare cfUceti
nar hi in. He composes oa s type
writer, and It Is one cf tbe noisiest ma
chines ever constructed. Anything bt
writes attracts the attention of the en
tire building." Washington Star.
Tbe first skates were made ont of
the bones of animals. Sometimes chil
dren Wjuhl sit on the jawbone of a
Lots or cow and propel themselves
along tbe Ice by means of Iron staves.
Thire Is no fun In playing cards for
fun. r.nd it U dangerous to bet Atchi
. . . . . - . j. .
FPU LITTLE FOLKS.
A BABY GIRLLONG TRIP.
Roaaaioad Parnooa' Ride of BOO Mllea
Over Saow aad Ire.
Rosamond Farsona, the 3-year-old
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. II. Far
niDi, lias arrived In Chicago from the
Kloudlke and is said to l the youn
gest child that ever made the trtpacross
the lee from Dawson to Skaguay. Lit
tle Miss rarsons had her own sled. Just
like the other members of the party,
and seemed to enjoy the ride of 500
miles with quite the same spirit that
Chicago children enjoy sledding on a
smaller scale during the winter months.
Mr. and Mrs. Farsous are visiting at
tbe home of Mrs. Parsons' brother, E.
L. Webster, 019 Garfield boulevard,
and the much traveled Miss Rosamond
Is envied by all the children of the
neighborhood. The Parsonses Intend to
return to the Klondike soon and will
take their !:tle .laughter back with
them to their home In Dawson City.
Mrs. Parsons took ber daughter to the
Klondike a little over a year ago. Dur
ing their rrtidence there the Uttle girl
never had n day's sickness, tid the
mother never bad occasion to t.se the
medicines she bad taken with her un
til they had get back to this country.
Rosamond la n.tired In the picture In
the clothes she ..ore during the trip
BOSAMOXD AND HKR "PARKS STHT."
from Dawson to Skaguay. It Is a one
piece garment called a "parke suit"
and Is made from the skin of a young
reindeer. The hood Is made so that It
can be drawu tightly over the face and
Is the most perfect protection from
Klondike weather that can be made.
Throughout the entire trip the little
lady Insisted on keeping the hood open,
although the thermometer was from
40 to CO degrees below xero, so that she
might see what was going on around
her. Chicago Tiiues-Herald.
Tbe Cat That Weal to Cbarcb.
One morning when Uttle Elsie woke
np she fairly screamed with delight,
for there. Just by ber bed. was the
dearest little kitten sitting In a basket,
smiling at ber.
I wish I could tell you all the good
times Elsie and Beauty, as she named
ber kitty, bad together, but I shall only
try to tell oue sad adventure. He fol
lowed Elsie's mother "o church one
evening, and after amusing himself In
cat fashion by turning somersaults and
chasing after bis tail be thought he'd
try;to make some friends, so be walked
over to a little girl and pulled nt ber
dress, and she. Instead of speaking
kindly to him, scowled at him, so poor
Beauty, having bis feelings hurt, quick
ly ran over behind a pew and cried
He thought the pjopIe In that church
were so cross he would not speak to
any one else, and he curled up and took
a cat nap. When he woke up. the
church was dark and cold and every
one gone. And there poor Beauty bad
to stay for nearly two whole days,
with nothing to cat but an occasional
church mouse, nntil poor Elsie, who
bad hunted everywhere else, finally
looked through tbe Sunday school win
dow, and there she saw Beauty sitting
on the top of a pew sweetly smiling. 1
am afraid Beauty won't want to go to
church soon again.
Sarprlaed tbe Coajrrecatloa.
Two little folks went to church alone.
It was only around the corner from
their home, and their mamma knew
they would be safe.
During the loug sermon tbey got
tired, and the older oue, supposing that
school rules held good in church, led
bis sister np In front of the pulpit and
said, "Please may we go home?"
Much surprised, the clergyman gated
at them over his spectacles. Then be
understood and said:
"Certainly, my children." And the
two toddled out. while the congrega
Tbe Oldest Table.
A wealthy man was once -exhibiting
proudly to a younger acquaintance a
table which be had bought. He said it
was 500 years olL
"That is nothing." remarked bis
young visitor. "I have In my possession
a table which is more than 3,000 years
"Three thousand years old!" said the
host "That Is impossible. Where was
"Probably In India."
"In India! What kind or a table Is
"The multiplication table."
TAhea Yoa Hear tbe Rob I a Call.
Vou ma; rrd it "Ma;" oa the calendar.
You ma.r ri tout heart oa pnnc.
But ontil you hrar tl rubin't son
Von will tnd it'i sx twh thinr.
For hr'i aiire just when the snow flita.
And be antral spring's acrrrts alL
Ton mar be quite sure tia Maytime
When yon hear the robin call!
Tbejr'll tell too the winter's ended;
Too will bear it everywhere
Just fur a little suiuhi.w
And a breath of April sir.
But you may be sure of one thinr
As sure as that rain will tall
H is really, truly springtime
When you hear tlte robin rail!
Ague U-wia Uin hell in St. Kicholas.
At the Allegheny observatory rt
cently Prof. Wads worth made a phtS
tograph on a curved plate, including
tbe whole constellation of Orion and
adjacent regions of the sky, covering
in all more than 1,000 square degrees.
It is estimated that tbe p'ate con
tains the images of more than 50,000
stars whose position can be measured.
OME persons say
it is natural tor
them to lose flesh
But losing flesh L losing
ground. Can you afford
to approach another win
ter in this weakened con
Coughs and colds.weak
throats and lungs, come
quickest to those who are
thin in flesh, to those eas
ily chilled, to those who
have poor circulation and
of cod liver oil wiib hypo-
phosphEes does just as
much good in summer as
in winter. It makes flesh
in August as well as April.
You certainly need as
strong nerves in July as in
January. And your weak
throat end lungs should
be healed and strength
ened without delay.
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Archibald Forbea Experienrv With
a Colored Cabrnaa.
There is a delightfully human story
which Archibald Forties, the fatuous
war correspondent, told, rather ct his
own exiieuse, of tils pratiuVat' r nt
the apparent desire of the "man and
brother" for higher Intellectual cul
ture. On arriving at the station nt
West Chester, Fa., where he was to
lecture, a colored cabman. It is said,
offered his services to convey him to
bis hotel. When be got there, Mr.
Forties asked the extent of remunera
tion expected for the Journey. The
"Well, sab, if you'd jes' Rive me a
ticket to de lectur. sab, I should be
This unusual request from a cabman
struck blm not only as singular and
laudable, but as quite complimentary
to him, so be said:
"Certainly. And haven't you got n
''Oh, yes, sab; Fse got a missis'
"Well, yon shall have one for ber.
And be requested bis agent to band
to the knowledge seker t'ae requisite
passes for the entertainment. On
reaching tbe lecture room be cast a
glance over tbe audience to see bis col
ored friend, but be had not arrived,
nor did be put in an appearance. Next
morning, on getting Into the same
man's vehicle to go to tbe station. Sir.
"I didn't see yon at the lecture last
"So, sah; I we not dar."
"But you know, I gave yon tickets
for yourself and wife."
"Tea, sah: I know that sah, but -you
see, sah, I jes' sold dem tickets for $1,
sah, 'cause Fd rather bab de cash,
sab," Philadelphia CalL
Tbe Old Way of hrlnklaa; Them oa
aad the Mo-era W ay.
Tbe old way of putting a tire on a
wheel was to shrink it on. The tire
was made just a trille smaller than the
wheel and tbeu heated, with the result
of expanding it slightly. When thus
heated It was crowded down over the
rid of tbe wheel and then cooled with
wtlter to keep It from burning the
whetl and also to coutract it. Cool
ing. It was shrunk on to bind the wheel
tightly. The 'modern way of patting a
tire on -a wheel is with a hydraulic
tire setting press.
By this method the tire is made just
a trifle larger than the wheel, so that
it will go over the rim freely. The
bed of this press, upon which the
wheel lk-s horizontally, with an open
ing at tbe center for the bub, is com
posed of 18 sections, radiating from
the center and In shape like the spaces
between tbe spokes of a wheel. The
outer end of each section is turued up
ward, the turned np ends making a
continuous flange, or collar, all around
tbe bed of the press. Each one of the
sections has under It a hydraulic cylin
der, and tbe sections are all arranged
to work to a common center.- In use
the wheel Is laid on the press with the
cold tlr around It within that turned
np collar, or flange, around the edge.
When the press is set in operation, the
collar, or flange. Is irresistibly contract
ed. Whim It comes In contact with the
tire around the wheel, it does not bring
np against it. but keeps on contracting
just the same, now contracting the
tire as well and setting It tipou tbe
wbeei the pressure being continued
until liie wheel lisclf has been brought
to the requisite degree of dishing.
New York Sun.
rboloejrapked fer Earth Llirht. '
Everybody who love to watch the
heavenly lmdlcs has frequently no
ticed, when the crescent of the new
moor, appears In the west, the phe
nomenon called "the old moon iu t ie
young one's arms." Tartly embraced
by the boras of the crescent Is seen
the whole round orb of the moon,
glimmering with a pale, ashy light.
Tbe cause cf the ap'tcarance is that
tbe earth light upon that part of the
moon not reached by tbe sunshine is
sufficiently brilliant to rend.T it faint
ly r'slble to our eyes. Successful at
tempts have been made, particularly
In France, to photograph this phe
nomenon, ncd tbe pictures thus pro
duced ere very Interesting. Youth's
-it n fen :,a fix r.
Fcr Infants and Children.
The Kind You Have
EiTir fluoric Druggist.
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SOMERSET MARKET REPORT
(tllimD VKEKLT BY
Cook & Beerits.
Wednesday Fb. 2Sth.
(per bo. f-60c
Apples ilrleii. B; 4c
' vi porated !.... .l:fc
Apple Bulirr. per ml 10to5ir
(roll v"' .ap
Batter. fnh ks, pr lb a:
(cifninery, per ft . . aue
Beeawax per t
.country-hum. per Bt 10 to tar
gjiutdircurrti oaui, per ar 14-14
"-alioi'i dU-r, pt-r i T id m He
ij f while navy, per bua
t00 to Si. i
-- firrwu, par 3 .
1 niMHted, per h , ..
10 to lie
,m.ri( I C'umberlMnd. per bbl f I .(11 to l.tf
Je,M,l 'Portland, per bbl Si0 to .fl
Com meal, per t .JVvo
Pr do .. Jt
Tab. Uke hem.,. 3
Honey, white cloTer.per .. aor
Lrd, per B . 7 to lOr
Lime, per hhl 1.0
MoiiiKKeK, N.O., per ol
Onions, per bun jm to 7tc
Potatoes, per bua . .9 to 50r
Pe&ches, evaporated, per ft) to Itlr
Prunea. per ft 9 to 10c
Ji. Y per bbl Jlr
Pittabure. per btl 1 i
I "airy, ; bua sa:k.s . 2Sr
" baa aar k . . JH.
rroarxl alum, loo t a cka sor
maple, per 7 toiOe
imported yellow, per .. Sc
while, A. per t 5-(P4r
rrftnulated. p-r b... , -O1.'
Cube- or pulverised, per ta
per ral S.V
maple, per 10 lo SV
stoneware, jalloo.. tsc
Tfcllow, per lb ..A to V
Vinegar, per ml 20 lo fOr
uiu'iuy,per uua. ai.;o
Clover, per bua JG.0O to 8 01)
" crimuon, per boa
" alfalfa, per bua
44 ainvkft. tier hm
Millet, irf-rrrmn, per bua
f barley, white brardleav, per bua. IX
I buckwheat, per bua 4
Grain j com shelled, per bus.-. is lo 4-
i oris, per bus '3 to
i rve, per bua . . ...Vc
A Feed I wheal, per hn ... V
bran, per liro v
e.rn and oata chop, per 100 ta 8V
flour, roller proresd.per hbl ..3.K
" sprit), patent and fancy
hlrh rrade t4.fr
l flour, lower (Trans per 110&e..41.3&l,0
Middl'r. J "hlte, per luo t v
MlaaI-z?t-1 red, per 100 fcs.. gic
CONDENSED TIME TABLES.
Baltimore and Ohio Bailroac.
Somerset tnd Cambria Branch.
Johnstown Mail Eirrr . Roe wood ji:15 a.
m., Homer -t 12V, Suvetnwn Hoot
erwv.lle 12:!. Johnstown !:: p. m.
Johnatowa Accommodation. Rnckwood 1 40
p. in., riomerset o.-"2 SloyeRtown j:.;l, Hoo-ewvllloS:!-,
SOUTH WA KB.
Mall Johnstown 8 J a.nv.Hoove .vllle r
Btoyeatown Homrret !K2 Kockwood
Eiprena Johnatown 1 53 p. m HooversvHl
i X xtoTeatown 2.17. Somerset fcli, Kock
F. D. CXDERWtOI.
D. B. MARTIN. (ienejal Manager.
r-enKer l rainc jaan&rer.
IN EFFECT NOV. 19, I8S9.
Trains arrive and depart from the station at
juuiuHjwu aa iuhuwi :
Western Ex pre..
Southwestern Ex preaa. ...
Pacific fc'Tpi a
Way Pfcfc vuger
AND HEALING f
Easy and plea.aot
lo utH. Contains no
old. rji-.rn f"
u joi-Kiy ao a
orbed. Uives relii f
ItTpen. .ndCOLD'N HEAD
Cleanse the Noal Pa-magea. A 1 lata lo
ll an. mat) on. Ilea is and Protects the mem
brane. It e tores the Serine ot Taste and
Smell. lre Sixe, 50 eenta al Diugeist
or riy mail; Trial aiz, 10 rents ti mail
ELY BROTHERS. 5tJ WarrerStreet.
MW, -M at "a r . V r m m m
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Sr I" T.J
Wanled-An Idea Sr3s
r eet Trar Ma: b mar srlni T I mZ?
Write J(ShM W-.nr.KBtRS C07r4tea ?Tt
ad list U log usrsl reuoos w-tL
HI r i i ri
ffl It resuires a good selected stock and a ncatlj arran 'ed
a . .....
room to do
WE HAVE BOTH OF THEM.
Pure Drugs Vz
fresh and good VonditionV" In the ay of
PrPQrr.ntinn ComPQndia?' e tnerceUed
1 lCOUlipilUll Anything not advertised, ask for
we are sure to have it. You are always Bure of getting te best
..a Trusses Fitted. All of the
Iff kept in stock. Satisfaction
n i-i t w mm mm rm
Tiiis Model Drop- Store is rapidly becoming a great Tasonte I
a-. r-a a I
SPONGES, TRUSSES TOILET ARTI
CLEr. PERFUMES. ETC.
TBi poeroaeivtsri-HoSAi. ATrauiTio to TB-ooHrocPDissor
LflnMs PrescriptionsiFainily RbcbW
Sax AT CASK BIiG TAIB3 TO P8 0"T FaVCBH ASD rC AKTICLIS.
And a Full line of Optical Goods always on hand. From ;
large assortment all can be suited.
TBE FIEEST BBAHDS OF CIGARS
A lwaj9 on Land-It is always a pleasure to display our goois t
tending purchasers, whether they buy from us or ekewliere.
J. LI. LOUTH ER M. D.
MAIN STREET - - . - - SOMERSET. P
K-VCVACTTraXB 15D DllUl AJTD WHOL7tSI. AWJ RTTaI-M OF
Lumber and Building Materials.
Oak, Poplar. fclillnst. Plc-et. nal.:
Walnnl YIIw Pinfi. Vloorinr. SaUth. MtAl Ball
Cheri-T. Rhlnsles. Doors, Balnter. ChealMS
I-ftth, TVb.lt Pine Blinds, Newel Poata, Elc.
A,enerninof all g-rad of Lumber and Building alerial nd Roof.nir b u ten
stock. Alio, can tarn's- anything in the Un ol our basinraa toordrr with mjc
LI prompts usa, sacbjui Bracket, odd-slxedworkttc.
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Person In Deed of Monument Work wto
flnt It to their Interest to call at my ahow
ri'JT."" fP' h"win will be (Wen them
,on f urHiiieed !n every cane, a
trices very low. I Invite special attention to
While Brze, Or Pure Z!no Monument.
prodoeed by Rer. W. A. Flrif. as a deeld.d
Improvement In the point of MMerlal and
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