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AT BRANDT STATION.
Another Aoroant of th Bl Cavalry Bat
tie of October 11, 1883.
I remember that
day as well as II
it bud happened
last week. I was
a member of Co.
O. 9th N. Y. Car.,
Fur three or four
weeks previous to
the above da to we
' w"lVwcr8 -n camp In
' r. ' !. I . .1 1
one tnilo east of
'- 'ii-jj'"! until the morn-
rf" 1 n f nf Ortnlier It)
-""'ii.wliHr. we loft there
ml marched through the woods ovet
what Wat. called S in 1 Spring Ridgo to
Oernunna Ford.whcro we crossed to the
south side of the Kapldan, than turned
to the right and m u'io 1 up the river
to within about two miles of Raccoon
Ford, where we bivouacked for the
night unaware of any danger. We had
a good night's rest alter an all day's
march. The next morning, October
11, the boys oft'o. O. had a good army
breakfast of frosh mutton from the
sheep thi't Scrg't Linsey ami I brought
Into camp the evening before; but he'
fore wo cou.d get time to wash our
diahes we heard tho crack id the car
bines on the picket line, which brought
every man into tho saddle at once. with
carbines advanced, and in less time
than It take to write it we were em
gagod jwith the rebels. Then there was
a little rare between Col. T. C. Dcvln,
of tho nth N. Y. Cav.. then in com
maud of our brigade, and some o!
Fit7.hugh Lee's men, as to who would
get possesion of the ford first, but by
the usual coolness and good manage
tncntofCol. Dovin (generally called
Old Tommy by the boys) we got there
in time to get tie ford, when Old
Tommy ordered a battery of tirtillcry
to tho north bank of the river, and as
the north bank at that ford is much
higher that on the south side, that
gavo tho battery a good opportunity to
cjver tho ford for tho cavalry to cross,
n e had no more than got over the
be:) V flunk
to l.iko fo:
rive; when we learned that wo were
nked on our right, and we had
for Stcvensburg, with heavy
skirmishing all the way. At Stevens
burg we tried hard to check the ad
vanco of the rebels, and there I saw a
regiment, I think it was tho .3d Ind.
Cav.', make tho most daring clinrge
. , . . 1 1 rr
I nut 1 navo ever wunessc,!. mey
formed in line southwest of Norman's
Mill, just over a littlo rise of ground,
and out of sight of tho advancing
roblcs. They remained motionless iu
thcirsaddlcs 'until the advance of the
rebels got within about 200 yards of
thorn, when tho first squadron from the
tight of the regiment camo galloping
over tho hill, tired their carbines at the
rebels, then wheeled to tho left like
dust in a hurricane, and ran parallel
with ttio front of their regiment, with
the rcbs after them. They continued
to run till the Jonnie got directly in
front of the balance of tho regiment,
when the Iloosiers camo over tho hill
with their glittering sabers cutting all
kinds of figure in the air, and charg
ed iuto at least three Jonnios to one
This was about as daring a charge
as ever was made by any regiment, I
think. Tho gallant regiment got out
with tho loss of somo men and a few
horses. By this time we were satisfied
that we could do no good there, and
at once started for Brandy Station.
The most of our command crossed
Mountain Ruu over the dam at Now
man's Mill, but the writer of this was
on the skirmish-line with tho rest of
his compnny, and tho most of us cross
ed at a littlo ford below tho mill. Just
at this juncture we law tho rear of our
infantry dissappuaring In the woods at
Brandy Station, but we had heavy
skirmishing all the way, with now and
thon a shell bursting over us, till we
got in tho woods at Brandy, It seem
ed to be the longest tlx miles that I
ever traveled. When we got into tho
woods at Brandy Station, we made a
good stand to check the advancing
enemy, and our brigade charged on
thu mlia flrltn air tlmAi aha rnrr mnnt
at a timo, one after another.
Presently we heard cannonading
towards Culpepper, and Capt. Corri,
gan, as good an officer as ever wore
shouldor-straps, said ; "What's that!"
Col. Sackett replied: "That's Kilpat
rick coming from Culpepper." Capt.
Corrigan looked surprised, and shout
ed, ''The h 1 you sav." But we had to
bold that place at all hazards.
Right there we had one of the wild
est and most dashing cavalry fights
that took place during the war in the
Army of the Potomac. There were no
less than 10 or 12 chargos made inside
of 20 minutes, to say nothing about
the grand charges that Oen's Custer,
KilpatricK ani Pleasonton had to
make to got through Fitzhugh Lee's
and a part of A. P. Hill's commands,
which was done under the old tune of
''Yankee Doodle," which Comrada J.
F. 0. speaks of in his article.
I remember well seoing what I sup'
posed was Oen. Pleasonton and a part
of his staff coming over the little hill
north of the railroad, near a little
brick bouse, the General's yellow sash
flying about four feet behind bis
horse. This was about sunset. My
regiment, the 9th N. Y. Cav., made
three different charges, the last one
being the hardest. We started about a
quarter of a mile east of the station,
and charged In a southwesterly direc
tion clean through the woods into the
Held west and southwest of the station,
where we could take our last look at
I lT 1
Poney Mountain for that day. But then
we had to get back without losing any
time, and when we formed in line
again for tlie last time that day, about
a mile east of Brandy Station, just
north of the railroad, Capt. Corrlgan
was la command of my squadron, and
as there was not more than 19 or SO
men left to form of both Co.'s O and I,
the captain gave the command in a
loud tone of voice, while the tears ran
down his cheeks, ''By fours, from this
little squad March," and we started
for Rappahanock Station, or, in fact,
more for the bridge. And the night
put an end to that long and tedious
and bloody October day of 1S68.
As an old darky summed it up:
"T'was a right smart squammaisb, I
reckon." J. N, Uillbv, in National
THE METHODIST CONFERENCE
FOLLOWERS OF JOHN WESLEY
Assemble In General Conference at
Omaha. Summary of Prooeedlnse.
Bishop Hurst occupied the chnlr. The
Committee upnn Judiciary r Belied a very
Important tone luslnn upin the meaning of
the word "lavmen" In the discipline, It
provides for lay representation. 'I he com
mittee is of the opinion ttrit the won) does
not and never had included women, but lias
meant ami does mean men only.
l'olitim played a part at the Methodist
Conference today. A report from the com
mittee on Temperance Was presented. It
was a viaorous statement of the well-known
attitude of the Methodist cliurcn toward the
liquor tramY. It denounced the tralllo as a
business, "full of diabolism," and should
never he leu:illd without sin. The reprrt
declared that the church would accept no
compromise; the Honor business must sur
render. In conclusion, the report said thai
no party had a ritfht to the support of Chris
tian men so long as that party favored the
Judge Lawrence offered a substitute for
the report. It stated that the church did not
propose to t:ike a hand in politics, and that
every man nad a riuht to votoas ho pleased.
Ilia substitute embraced a vigorous and
comprehensive statement favoriim temper
auce iii accordance with tlie address of the
Judge Lawrence's substitute was defeated
by a vote of ) to 21. The report of the
committee, was then adopted amid applause.
The rules were then suspended and the
Conference pa3se I a resolution Introduced
by Mr. Little, of Illinois, stating the adop
tion of the committee's report did not com
mit the Church to any political party. The
resolution was passed by a large majority.
Vigorous efforts were made by those who
wished to see the time limit removed, but
they were completely outstripped by the
shrewdness of the opposition. 1 he minority
report was adopted by a vote of M to 'JiiJ
against, and the live-year time limit will
remain as it Is. The conference theu ad
journed. WRPNESt'AV S SESSlo.
Conference adopted the report of the Com
mittee on Kipial Representation by the fol
lowing vote: Ministers Aye, PIT; no IDs.
Laymen Aye, Hi, no, 11. ' It isivcs equal
representation to tho laymen, provided two
thirds of the annual conference so decide.
The Committee on .Indiciarv decided that
It require 1 but two-thirds (if tho whole
number voting, not of each order, to adopt
the report of the Committee on Koual
Representation, so that the laymen will ba
equally represented at the next (juadrennial
The Conference adopted the report of tin
Committee on Kpismpaey, which amoni
other recommendations approved of the
administrations of tho bishops, except at
to the action of Itishop Foster in the Ken
tucky Conference, where he refused to
recognize certain ministers. The limiting,
of bishops to district Is declared inadvis
able and they remain itinerant as now.
THiRsiiAT (ash n.i.) hkssiox.
The last session of the Methodist Kplseo
pal (Jiiadrenmal Conference was presided
over by Bishop Fitzgerald. When the com.
mitteoon lievisals mude Its report, excep
tions were taken to thej report as ollered by
thechairman. the claim being made that
paragraphs relating to the use oftohiii-cnhad
been ommitted without the knowledge of
the committee, The ommissions were added
and the report adopted. The Committee on
htate of the Church iu relation to organio
union of all Methodist churches, recom
mended that the bishops, report a commiss
ion of three bishosp.three lavmen and three
ministers to confer with like commissions
from other churches which the bishops are
asked to request Adopted. Con
ference disposed of the woman ques
tion just be I ore final adjournment. lr.
Hamilton offered an amendment to the ro
port of the Committee on Judiciary that the
proposition be submitted to the annual Con
ferences, requiring that the wordu "Must bo
male" be inserted after tho wor.ls lay dele
gates wherever they appear In the discipline,
ami that unless throe-fourths of the annual
confuroncos and two-thirds of the General
Conferences uphold it, then the law must bo
bald to mean mala ani female. The amend
ment was adopted. This send tha matter
to the annual Conference, mid tha men
must defeat the women two to one In ordur
to keep them out if the next General Con
ference does not vote two to one against the
admittance of woman. The women went
wild with delight. Tho Conference con
luJod its business and adjourned sine die.
THE WHEAT OUTLOOK.
Fair Beporta From Middle and Wasters,
The Farmer's Reviow for this week con
tains roportafrom alternate counties in
Illinois, Indiana, Ohlo.Mlchigan.Keutucky,
Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, Wiscou
Minnesota and the Dakotas.
With regard to spring wheat ths reports
show that in Illinois little bss been plautod
but that Uttlo Is In good condition. From
Indiana no spring wheat whatever Is report
ed and tha same remark applies to to the
counties in Ohio, while very fow counties in
Michigan report any. In Kentucky only
two counties report spring wheat and in tha'
case it is in fair condition. In Nebraska it
has been quite extensively sown. Forty pet
cent, of the cereal has been pronounced
good. In Iowa the crop is repjrted good
by SO per cent, of the corrospoudents.fair by
40 per cent, and poor by ID. In Wisconsin
the crop a reported good by 07 per cent, ol
the correspondents, fair by 14 per cont, and
poor by 13 percent. In Minnesota it U de
scribed as good by two-thirds of tha cor
respondents and poor by the ras Iu th
Dakotas S3 per cent, of ths corrospondontt
report the crop good, 25 per cent, fair and 3'
per cent. poor. .
Three Man Killed br Uab.tatna'.
Richmond, Va May 27. A special from
Suffolk says that three men, N. O. Taylor,
fl. L. Moore and W. F. Phillips, lumber
cutters, while sitting on a bench under a
shed during a thunder storm on Saturday
in Nansemond county, were struck by
lightning and instantly killed. Two others
who were in the hotue were knocked sense
less, but reoovered.
OKI XKPOATAWT HAFFEWIKOS
Of tnteveait to Dwstlers la the Keystone
STATS BAM. LRAOTI.
Pittsburg... 8 0 l.mw Lebanon.... 3 8 .4o0
Harrishurg 3 3 .flon Danville.... 3 9 .4'
Heading.... 3 3 .Sonl Altoona 1 8 .'i'0
Allentown. 3 3 .AuuJohnstown 1 8 &')
Ot.tvsa Smith was acquitted at Greens
burg of the murder of VVm. Miller.
Osnfto Worrm.), an emplove of the
Mammoth mines, near Dunbar, was killed
by falling slate.
Whii.s a train of five ears was descending
an Incline at Derry a coupling broke and
the cars coming in contact with a mill at
the bottom were scattered In all directions.
John Nagle was instantly killed.
Tnr caving In of a water works trench at
Hcrantou killed three men yesterday-a I'ole,
an Irishman and a negro.
Tiioms Wiiitx shot and Instantly killed
John Mcllenry. a colored man, at the Wil
low t trove school house, Itodgt-rville, Oreene
county, Thursday, while attending a band
meeting. White is still at lar ge.
Wiiem th faculty of the Orove City col
lege plowed n lawn. Intending to sow grass,
someone u-d buckwheat instead, and a tine
crop of the grain has sprung up,
Mrs. JttRFMiArt Fritz, nf Litchfield, who
died lust Monday, bequeathed &.,U0U 10
Tne embezzlement suits against I'ev. W.
H. Dill. President of the defunct Clearfield
Itank, which were to come up for trail in
the I'. 8. Court at I'lttshurg, were with
drawn and the ex-bank President will leave
I'iltsburg a comparative poor man. but freed
from Hie charges which Imperiled his liber
ty Mr. Dill's friends and relatives will
make goixl all deposits and stock, nlthough
by doing so they op all they had in the
bank, which was "o.Ooo of stock out of the
ip, 000 capital. This settlement will cost
Mr. Dill and bis friends just luoH.
Thk recent rains have swollen the creeks
In various parts of Westmoreland county
ami great damage has been wrought. Along
fewii kley creek the growing crops In many
instances have been ruined. .Many of the
small bridges have ben washed aivav, and
should the rains continue. the county bridges
In some localities, it is f-ured, will go.
OssiricATio. ns the result of exposure
some yenrs go to extreme cold, was the
cause of the ileuth ut New Castle of Isaac
fpeer, aged 72.
At Mllesburg, dwelling of Win.'lassmyer.
with four other dwellings ami a barber shop
burned to the ground. Loss very heavy,
with very little Insurance.
Iionri.ixnrn's cut-glass factory at White
Mills, l'a, the largest plant in the t'nited
Htates, was destroyed by lire. The loss will
reach over Ho iio. Twelve large buildings
attacheil to the glas-works ami (Conner's
store were destroyed. The totl loss will
reach iJ,WJ; Insurance, J.HI.iWi.
Niti.su ANnrasoM, a Swede, half pirtner
In the livery business with Hurgess Mi In
tire, Johnsonhurg. dissappeareil.iaking with
him three horses, a hack, a carriage ami
some harnesses, comprising the whole ouitit
of the stable. He and his companion wero
overtaken near SinethH,rt ami brought lck
lo.lonusouburg. Anderson also left an un
paid board bill.
Tilt! Inrge grain wnrehousa of (Jorberlck,
Hale A Co., of llellefonte, containing 4i,Uoq
bushels of grain and 'O barrels of Hour,
was destroyed bv tire. The lire spread to
the lumber yard of 1. H. Credcr A Son,
burning a cooper mill, two drying sheds,
and about ; II 10,0 hi feet of lumber. The loss
is estimated at 'W.UJO, ith an Insurance of
Rvlvksthr CoNxm.i.r cut his throat at
Heaver last Friday and lay nearly u week
without attention. He will die.
Frkprricr S "imBRR, of Philadelphia, has
been appointed chief clerk In the auditor
general s oftlce at Harrishurg, and will re
lieve Mr. (ireeuawalil.
Tiir borough of New Ilrlghton was sued
bv Henry M. Close, of Heaver Falls, for r
OH) damages for Injuries received by lulling
Into an excavation.
Attornky Genkrai, Hrscsfv has given an
opinion to the governor that special polico
men csnnot be appointed for st reet railway
companies. The law he says, only applies
to railroad companies.
Carmine Ji'mana, of Pittsburg, came to
Lawrence county a fow days ago and is said
lo have paid b) for the hand of Mar-
?henta Pescione. recently arriving from
taly. The wedding will be on riundav, but
the wedding feast will progress ulf this
The Judge Brownfleld mansion at Smith
field, occupied by Mrs. K. Feother, daughter
and sister, was burned. The occupants nar
rowly escaped. The loss is about J,5o0,
I cocoa-matting mills, lust nut
, was destroyed by lire. The
side of 1 ork
mill had only been in operation about three
weeks. Loss, 1,0x1 to JO.WW; insured for
Ciiari.es Myers, aged 0.1 years, a resident
ot Mountville, while dfspoiident, swallowed
a quarter of a pound of pans green and died
from its effects.
James (iRirrix died at Johnstown, leaving
his property, J.VUUU.to the Catholic church.
His entire family was lost in the flood.
Pi'Rixo a row at Manordule, William
Glunt beat his brother David so !dly with
a club that.it is feared that he will die.
Daniel Carjoic and wife, of Rochester are
charged with cruelty to their tbree-vear-old
daughter. It is alleged that the mother hss
compelled the child to spend days and
nights in a stable.
Zaciiariah Jacksom, of HolUdsyshurg,
while endeavoring to escape from Constable
Lyman, was shot by the officer and fatally
Adam Fisher was fatally Injured by a fall
of slate in the mine of the Redstone Coke
Company near Unioutown.
PEOPLES PARTY 'cONVEKTIOS.
The Sxeeutlre Committee Issues a Call
for Five Delegatee Per County.
The leaders of the Peoples' party of Penn
sylvania met in executive session at Indiana
on Saturday and issued the following call:
To tbe People of Peansylran!:
InpursursDcaof tht action of th State Riaeuttva
Commit!,, ilia uudentlicaeit hrbr caII a Mtata
Convention, to meet In tlie Court House at Krsnkllq
on Wi-4nuuay, Juns u, isrt, for llit purptMi ot
nomnutlttn a full 8ta e tk-ket to ha voteil for at tha
Novambtfr al.-tloa. Iu is, ubsenca uf any estsb.
lUbed basis for tbe ropnMentatiou for this rlrst con
ventlon, 11 U bellered that live (fall-Kates from eai-h
county would be a fair basis. Wa hereby luvlte ell
our fellow-ultlsan who believe In and indorau the
action of tbe at. Louis Convention to meet al their
respective county auau on or before June IS, and
ln In tbe aelectlon of a full delefellon to the
tete Convention. We Invite all en liens of Penn
sylvania tohelp make these prtnirlplxe triumphant.
neoeiieve w wie prompt UD'l uuiieu action only
will protect tbe rights of tbe people and aave tbe
tree Institutions ot our country, iu tbe name of tha
rights of the people, tbe homes of :hv Uud and the
wtlfare of allfuiure generations, wecell upon all
houaat men to oonie to our suooort In this oreut eon-
teat, and help us rescue our State and Natloncl Oov
arnment from the mUmanasement, fraud and cor
ruption that have characterised Uie oonduci of tha
eama by tha Deaio-hepubUuan party for the last '41
R. a Tnoaraon, Chairmen.
R. A. Aassw, Secretary.
That Was It.
Mable "Young Mr. Ooslln eontrai
dieted me yesterday evening." Amy
H1fcat Is what you might otll a 'flat'
contradiction." Detroit Free Press,
WOMAJl'i IDEAL OrPICB.
Business in Its completest sensn to
t woman Is signified by an office In
some office buildlntr with many
stories, on elevator, a rotilttg desk
and a whirligig chair, nnd a leather
covered lounge. A New York life
insurance company, which is thus In
stalling its woman agents in Wcsioru
cities, is responsible for this high
standard. New York Sun.
RtitiiiTiiooi roti womp.s.
Two ordors of Knighthood for
Women have beon instituted in Great
Britain during Her Majesty's reign,
vlr 1 The Itoynl Order of Victoria and
Albort, consisting of four classes, the
first two for royalties ami the third
nnd fourth for pcercstes and ladies in
attondatico on tho queen; and the
Imperial Order of (ho Crown of India,
founded iu 1878 for royalties and the
wives and relatives ot Indian princes
and high Indian officials.- Detroit
WOMEN OPENING NEW FISI.nS.
Some of the most fascinating and
not tho least remunerative of tho
minor arts, such as woodcarvlng. de
signing and homo decor.ition aro al
ready taught with singular success by
wotnon, and the demand of the county
councils for lady instructors I it house
hold management nnd even in tclen
tlflo dairy work has already outstrip
ped the avallablo stir ply Hero, then,
is a fresh opening for womon's Intel
lects whon the literary Held becomes
too crowded, which ha in its favor
that it tends to place women onco
more In control of the comforts and
convoiiloiicos as well as of tho social
elegance of dally life. -Loudon
"jahdkd" a tiokb with a nttoosi.
Miss Luclnda Q. Goro of Lackhara
bad, India, is a school teacher. Not
long ago she was standing at her
blackboard, when turning round she
saw in tho doorway tho glaring ores of
a tiger. With a womnn's instinct she
selzod a broom and droro it in the
tiger's faco brush foremost. One of
tho straws entered tho tiger's eyo and
ho drew back with a howl of pnin to
muko a spring whon sho slammed tho
door iu his faco. The door was heavy
but 1 ho supports wero frail. While
the tlgnr bnngod the door with his
bend Miss Goro lowered tho largost of
the littlo follows out of the window to
alarm tho neighborhood. When the
bravo littlo fellow was sufoly off, Mis
Gore took her broom and wont back to
defend the door, which the tiger was
still assaulting. At length and it
soemod ages there wero shots, cheers
and a terrible cry. Thou the door
opouod; tho crowd rushod In. Miss
Gore did not then faint nor afterward.
Now York Sun.
nEWARK OF THE WHITE VEIL.
Never be inveigled iuto wearing n
whlto voil, though, unless your face li
as smooth as a roso's heart, for a
white veil is much more malevolent
than the most glaring and uushloldod
sun's rays. Nice now volU are of
very clour fine not, with small chonlilo
dots placed at wldo Intervals and a
close zigzagging pattorn like an edge
of chenille round the lower pari. An
othor novelty lu veils is made of two
diHureut thicknesses of not, the upper
part coming to just above the tip of
the no 10, boing of rather heavy not,
and the lower portion being of very
thin, clear gauze with a lacy odge.
This stylo Is perhaps rather too start
ling, but it is chick and might safoly
be triod as an experiment from tho
safe ha von ot a carriage. These veils
can only be worn with a small bonnet,
though, as tho proper mask-like effect
is only produced when brought in
close contact with the faco. Chicago
Gourd decoration is one of ths
fashionable fads ot the season. The
designs are traced with pen and luk,
done in the pokor work, or washed iu
with water colors. A fanciful design,
indicating the use for which tho
gourd Is intoudod, is appropriate;
for instance, a receptacle for sweet
meats is ornamented with, a huge
gadfly holding a large spooa with
which he is supposed to be stirring
boiling sugar In a saucepm. A swarm
of flies, scenting the tweet odor, are
hovering about. A water bottle has
an appropriate Idea of seaweeds and
feathery ferns. Japanese designs are
also used. A sketchy design of Re
becca at tha well is pretty for a water
bottle or drinking cup. This should
first ba traced on tha surface with a
pan aud India Ink, filled la with oil
color and covered with a coat of
French varnish. Another way ot
preparing them Is to oil tne surfaoe)
well, thon scratch the design, after
which rub (he whole over with lamp
black and oil, which sinks Into ths
ongraved linos and shows thorn oil.
New Orleans Picayune 1
A model women's koteu
The "Victoria Siift," a hotel in
Berlin, which is patronized exclusive
ly by women, may bj Imitated nt
Washington, wheie capitalists aro
contemplating putting tip a similar
structure. The building Is four
stories high, in the form of a hallow
square, iuoloslng an opea pavod court,
tram which a can lagogato opens into
the street. The front part ot the
structure Is occupied by a sort of
shop, whero various articles mndj by
the inmates or brought from outside
picture, sewing and fancy work
are kept for sale. At Intervals a
"bazaar" is held for the purpose of
reducing tho stock. O.her rooms in
the same portion of the building are
devoted to the nscs ot classes of
pupils, which recolve at moder
ate prices lessons iu draw
ing, painting end modelling,
engraving, photographing, designing
for wall papor, carpels, etc. There
Is also a kltidorgarton, frequented by
Utile children from the neighborhood.
One sUio of the edifice U occupied by
music rooms, where all braucb.es of
music aro taught by resident teaohers
or by professors from outside, in
classes or private lessons. Flower
making, foaiher curling, bonnet mak
ing and hair dressing aro among tho
crafts in which instruction is given.
Tho larger part of the building in the
rear is devoted entirely to sleeping
aud living rooms, parlors for visitors
and tho office of the lady superintends
cut Of sleeping rooms thoro are two
kinds, large and small, for one or two
occupants, furulshod alike, plainly
but neatly. Prices vary according to
location and size.
The rooms are a' I heated by steam
and lighted with gas. All the beds
are single and everything is kept like
a uow pin for cloanuoss and sweet
ness. A clothes press in tho corridor
opposite tho door of each bedroom is
divided by a partition, has two doors
with separate locks and answers as a
wardrobe for two womon. Tha
rooms are kept in order by chamber
maids, all attendance being free ex
cept medical, for which twenty. five
cents a month Is added to evory bill.
There are also slecptug rooms on ths
other side of the building, and on the
fourth floor aro rooms with pianos.
The first floor is used as a dining
room for tho Inmates and as a restau
rant for ladies from outside. New
Y'oting women who carry canes on
which is a bow or ribbon are multi
plying. Green has a leading position this
year, bright greens being mostiy nf
footed. Irish point lace has come in with
quite a rush for all kinds of dress
Somo now jot lace and beaded
shoulder capes are made doep pointed
front nad back.
S'.ie is a ouragoons bride who is
coutont to discard the conventional
wedding veil and wear an ornamental
Table lamps of crystal with whits
lace shades are a crazj among people
who have sufficient money to buy
Rests for carving knife aud fork
are now made ot heavy cut glass in
several pretty and ornamental de
signs. Some ot ths new bodices are made
with a double pulled sioove, which
can not be admitted cither p.etty or
Millinors are introducing fruits as
trlmnuug on some of the new bounets.
Grapes and cherries are apparently lu
Heavy trained skirts aro said to
moke tho girl of the period walk mors
erect and to give hor ths present pecu
Tbe newest thing in scents consists
of smelling-salts perfumed with tha
scent ot different flowers, roses, car
nations, violets, lilacs, etc.
A gown of striped silk.. with alter
natlng lines ot green and gold on a
very dark green grouud is remarkably
stylish. The skirt is almost plain, ex
cept for a little draping at ths back,
where it Is caught up at each side. A
jacket, shaped like a boy's Eton, of
dark greeu cloth, lined with green
satin, i worn wth this skirt, and a
vest of green (ilk beneath iu A dark
green ribbon 1 twisted twioa around
tb waist and lied with a bow and long
and In front. .
Tha Blestest Woman fa tha Werll.
The richest woman in ths world frach
aha has long been acknowledged is
Dona Isadora Couslno, sometimes known
as the "Crccsus of South America." fief
various homes are in and near Santiago
in Chile. She traces her ancestors back
to the days of the Spanish conquest. She
has been a widow for about ten years;
but even during her husband's lifetime
she managed her own property, worth
many millions, which cams from her an
The Cousinn estate now representlaa
the property of her late husband, as well
as her own, witn ths increments due to
her executive ability, which is said to bs
greater even than were her husband's,
consists of millions of money in bank,
of cattle and sheep, of coal mines, of
copper and silver mines, of Iron steam
ships, of real eitate in the cities of San
tiago and Valparaiso, of smelting works,
of railroads aud farming lands.
From her coal mines alone Sonora
Coiimo is said to have an income of
$30,0i)0 a month, or $900,000 a year.
This income from one form of wealth
alone represents a branch of her estate
which should be considered, at a fair
capitalization of its income, to amount
to $35,000,000. The extent or her coal
mine property, however, Is known only
to herself; but whereas it costs only
81.35 a ton to mine ber coal, she readily
realizes for it $7.50 a ton. Her own fleot
of eight iron steamships carries her coal
and ore to market.
She owns every house in the town ot
Lota, which has 7000 inhabitants, also
nine-tenths of the houses in the mining
town of Soronel. The town of Lota is
her favorite residence. Thero she nas a
magnificent mansion in the centre of the
finest private park In the world. It is
supplied with all tbe luxuries that un
told wealth can procure, brought to her
very doors from the ports of Europe,
Asia and Africa by her own steamships.
She has another park and palaoo about
an hour's drive from Santiago on ths
finest plantation in Chile.
Her vineyard at Macut has upon it a
single cellar 500 feot long by 100 wide,
which is kopt constantly full of wine,
and supplies tho markets of all Chile.
She has another large estate about
thirty miles from Santiago, also a great
town house in that city built mostly of
red cedar brought from California. This
house is decorated by Parisian artists; it
Is said, by those who have seen it, to be
finer than any residence in New York
The income of Senora Couslne is put at
$23,000,000 a year, and South American
say her estate would realize not less than
$200,000,000. This would make her
not only the richest woman but ths
richest person in the world. St. Louis
Coins Over a foot Square.
Oustivus Steinberg, a Swedish cola
dealer, has received through the custom
house a collection of exceedingly unlquo
coins which it is proposed to exhibit at
the World's Fair. Tbe coins came from
Sweden, where they circulated in tha
sixteenth century. They, bear more re
semblance to pieces of bailor iron after
an evlwtr,n than mAn.o fn -nln.
.hu.iiiu .... .a Ht'iuuj, u u bvtu,
are great flat pieces of copper cut into)
very poor squares. Tbe smallest coin is
four inches square and worth thirty
cenis, and the largest over a foot square
and with a face value of $1.
Each slab of copper is stamped in
several places with an inscription giving
its date of issue and its denomination.
The largest weighed over four pounds.
These enormous and cumbersome coins
were tbe result of an absurd craze which
prevailed several hundred years ago re
garding ths exclusive use of copper for
money. It was not until the Govern
ment of Sweden carried ths coinage of
copper to absurd lengths that tho people)
discarded its use.
In those days of copper coinage
wealthy ladies were compelled to hire an
attendant to accompauy them to carry a
bucket full of the copper while shop
ping. Chicago Times.
Ths "Xay-Come-ltaadj" Crank
Wife "There's a poor one-legged 1
at tb door who want assistance; can't
w (rive him something,"'
Ths "M. C. H." Crank (triumphantly)
"Hers you are, my dear I I bought
it at an auction sats eigil years ago I
knew it would com handy soma tuns.'
Our Xngllsh cousins say that ths)
American girl is Barked by an ebtraal
oravieTaZ far aamsthing assy.