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VOL. XXIII. PITTSIUHU), CHATHAM COUNTY, N. C, THURSDAY, (HTOHHU .8. 11)00
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1 IN THE CHINA SEA I
jJ r SKWAKII
$ (CorrmoRT ht
We did ilo it up quickly. In lew
lhan an hour wt were hack in Langs
Ion's office with tickets for throe
firat-clasa passage in our possession.
On onr way hack we got a rarriage for
the fake of Mr. Ralston. While
Langston hail been talking to the
gent, I hail 1ten telegraphing to
Congressman Wcllmat), nf San l-'ran-tisoo,
thou in Los Angeles on business
oonnecteil with a largo rattle-rnni'li
which he owned there, and I had re
ceived a reply thnt he would ealile tin
Ameriean consul at Hong Kmij;, n
friend of his, to give ns all the nssist
nce in his power. It was with n
etme of assured victory that wo took
Ralston and bin father to the (ioMen
Oate t'lub for supper.
We wero a silent supper-party. Hut
little was said. Xu one knew bottei
lhan I that we were setting out on a
dangerous mission. The odds were
gainst us no malter how favorabh
everything looked. We did nut know
what unknown foes we would uuet 01
wbst agencies would ho against tis
ITbe man who had earned away tin
most hoautiful girl in California 111
lonbt hud powerful friends ami abet
tors in the land to which he was tuh
ing her. Kdwurd was us gloomy a:
hi father. Lung-don was more thought
ful than was his habit. As fo;
me, I saw nothing hut the sweet fact1
of Annie Italston. It came lietween
my plate and me. It was in the ait
round me. It was everywhere
Then, back of it, over it and throngl
it, I saw the diabolical face of th.-.
Chinaman, around whose throat nn
ringers would so lovingly curl until
bis lying tongue stretched from hi.
inouth in straugiilitiou.
Having satislb-1 onr linng-er -there
was no other pleasure attendant on
the meal we got into our cm-tug,.
again and were taken to the I'nion
Depot to see .Mr. lial.ston o!V f.ir Oak
Innd. At first, the old gentleman in.
sisle-I npo;i remaining to see iih em
bark the following morning, but I'. I
ward feared the excitement would In
too much for him. So, with a ha'f
willing consent, lie v s going homo to
hii grief-stricken wile.
When he left ns nt the gate lib
emotion almost overcame him. lit
talked long aud lovingly to Edwur,,
while Langston and I roamed aroumi
the station-platform. Wheu they had
finished we went to them.
"(lod hloss yon, my hoys'' said the
old father, tremulously, as he grasped,
first my hauil and then Lungston's i:i
vise-like grip, "(tod bless you and
grant you success in this grout under
taking. I know you will do every
thing that can be done. Mr wife and
I will await your coming with heart 4
full of hope. Kvery night and every
day we will pray for you aud for her.
Uruig her back," and now his voiei
was broken by sohs. "Hring hei
back, no matter what has happened to
her. Tell her she shall be my dai'lin.j
notwithstanding. And, oh, if slit
should be dead, if you can only brin f
her body home! If not, then soiuj
proof of her death, that our heart.!
may not longer he tortured with
"Mr. Ralston," I replied, "do no!
worry. I have no doubt that we rha!
be in Shanghai before the Ketoh:
arrives. If so, all danger is past, fot
we will meet your daughter as sh(
lands. It is nil clear enough in mi
mind. You must not allow yoursel'
lo become sick with fear. Keep up s
good heart; wo will bring Auuii
"God bless you again!" ho said,
gulping down his sohs. Then the uni
formed pateniau called out the trim
for Oakland. "d Mr. Ralston left in.
Ve tbree said but little on the waj
from the depo to Rulxton's hotel,
where we left the carriage for a las)
At ten o'clock. I started for home.
Langston lazily shook himself, an 1
also bade Ralsto. i good night.
"Shall we meet you here," I asked
"or shall we meot at t lie pier?"
"The pier, I think," said Ralston.
"I shall be in more or less of a hurry,
rushing around to llrowu A- Rrown's.
I will take a cub and save all the timo
I can. Don't miss the steamer."
"Don't, fear. We'll be there," wt
it did not take long in thoso dayt
for me to prepare for a journey eveif
il it was half-way round the worhl
Jy midnight my trunk was in the ball,
paoked aud waiting for the morning
I called the janitor.
"Mr. Robbins," I said, "I am go
ing away for a short time, aud I want
to pay my rent in advance."
"Bless me, doctor, your rent ain't
due 1. 11 the 1st, and you surely won't
be gone longer than that."
"Yes, I shall be gone a couple ol
mouths. I am going to China."
"Yes; Hotm Kong and Shanghai. 1
lave to-morrow with two friend .
Yes, it is rather sudden; but -the,
case is urgent. Xow, Mr. Robbins, if
I don't come back mind you, I ex
pect t be hack by the 1st of March --
but if I don't come back yon can dis
p.r.j of my tiling here I have in
bet:-! It' I an-sioii, who is goi:i itli
fill- -.'lOll! I l.lllll without III". !') !"
to .mi- t" i mil t lint he a .1 I i-'1 I
uiue. The rest is yours "
W." HOI-KINS. ,
Robmt Boxmkr'k Homo iii
inn lumtor stood tor a moment
r-taring at me with wide-open eyes.
Then, shaking his bend tuournfiillv.
ho went away in silence.
Then I threw myself on the bed,
my bones aching with weariness, U
catch a little sleep. I was soon in n
sound slumber; but there, over me,
around mo, w as the pule, face of Annie
Ralston and the horrid eyes ol her
The shores of California rapidly
.faded and sank into the waters of the
bay, as the good ship City of l!io do
'Janeiro plowed her way through the
(iolden (iati: nnd out into the broad
Lang-ton was some" hat pensive m
wo stood together by the mil, talking
little, but understanding, ns if l.y
occult communication, eneh other's
thoughts. A slouch hat was drawn
over his face. His hands Jwere deep
in the pockets of his great-coat. His
eyes wi re bent on the receding high
lands on which the tiooit day sun was
playing in it solitary grandeur, mak
ing a picture for an artist's pen il. I
thought, n-t I looked nt Langston, thai
ho was, indeed, n ban. I -nine fellow.
Mis large frame- he win t it 1 1 v as till
as T and perhaps more powei fully built
showed to advantage, outlined
against the water of the ocean, an l I
knew he would be n formidable an
tagouist in any kind of a lut-loo thai
we might happen to get into.
Xow and then be would turn and
look at Ralston, and ho would seeming
ly study him for a moment. Like me,
he felt a sincere pity for him. The
i poor fellow stood with glass in hau l
I looking at t!i it portion of the c isist
. line behind w hich lay the city of Oak
I land. Mis face wan very pah". Hi
was not a very robust man. lli-
studious and sedentary life ha I not
I developed his frame, lie was a severe
'contrast to the giant Lung-don. If
j Lang-d u an I I were -loomy, whaf
must havo been the emotions of pool
Rulsto.i? behind him lie was leaving
I a weeping fatiier, it delirious mothc
I before him Inv this dangers of whic!
none of us km-v.- ni'icli. And hi
sister's late, always uncertain, and
l awfully sure in cuo) we were delayed,
i preyed upon his mii.d.
j It could not be wondered at tli.it we
I were not n vciy gay party during our
I first day on b :-.-. i . When the shores
' of our State had sunk below the
horizon, we strolled listlessy about,
! wishing it w:ts the last fusion I of the
I lirst day of the voya re.
Ilio next il.iy weifel not do uuy
strolling. I suppose l was the sie';o-.i
man on the Pacific Ocean. IVrhap.-t
I might except Lang ion, who de
flared that he died three times during
the day an I uigut, aud was lurched
back into life by the roll (.f tli ves
sel. If l could have followed my in
clinatioii I would have dii'd and e I:-! '
my misery. We rolled, wo moaned,
we inudo the lite of the ship's doctor
miserable. And what mado it more
provoking was too fact that Ralston,
who of the three ought to succumb to
illness more readily than we, wu
scarcely sic!; at all.
Sometimes lialstou v.. odd take to
his be l toward .i:t'th- symptoms of
coming trouble, but most of the time
he wa on deck. Me did ii"! dare
come near us. lie would have been sin
invalid from sheer disgust.
We received very good care from
the doctor and tlio steward. Itoili
were nttenlive to our wants in their
respective lines. tint wo wante;
nothing from the steward. Ho gnu
us broth; but we were too sick eve'
The dochir encourage d us, or trie'
to, by sajingthsit in a lew days wi
would feel like new men.
"'Few days!'" groaned langston
"You don't know what youare talkiii)
about, maii. 1 shall be dead in a lev
"Oh, no, you won't! Par from it,'
laughed the doctor.
"As for me," I groaned, "I fee,
the life ooziu-; out of me! l!verj
lurch of the boat brings mo uearej
"Xearer China, voti mean," replie
I the doctor. "Wo are making goe
" 'Nearer China' is true enoutrh,'
mumbled Langston. "It is onh
eight thousand miles, if you truvtl
The doctor laughed.
"I will leave you now," he saidj
"You are getting unruly, nud theni
I'nlikely us it i-eeuied to us, on tin
fourth day out we were on deck, c'.!
joying the i breezes. Ratstou wa
glad to see us. He had kept to him
self ami had made no acquaintance
1'iioug the passeiieis. The time ha
imiig heavy on his hands. It ha
giun him too much time for morbi
musing. With Laugston's recovery from sea
sickness, liis spii it e.nue bai'k to him
l!y ins iutlueiic" i!a!.-t u in a measitri
ost his depression, and we begin t
ti joy the trip.
There is not much lo be said iiboir
his portion of our ji.unuy. We rea
lm! talked t.u i evi i v ph-i-eof oiir en
.erpris... V ma-le'-K a--priintauc
f si-ve-al -i Si .ii- wei- I'n r
'lUllI". s-i:i.e W ' i pi-1. ii :lt -. SI:.! ..-I
was h mi--io -a 011 lb- ..y I" l ei a
We enjoyed the coinpauV ol all tuese
find became very mu -h interested in
ihe stories thev told of the Eastern
countries. After heal ing a Bangkok
trader till of the customs and habits
f the Indians, we felt a profound pity
for the missionary.
"Suppose they eat hiiu,'' 1 re
marked, "No. He's safe enough as to that,"
replied Lungston. "He is too thin."
"Ves, I presume even they are par
licular about their food."
"The geiitlemeiis ha-ave a varie pe
culeer ideas about thut coimtree," ro
marked a person w ho sat near us.
"All we know is what wo hear, Mr.
Hucll," replied Lungston. "The tales
bf some of the people who have been
here tire not calculated to arouse much
i Imit ation."
"You do not know! You do not
inow!" answered tho other. "Avery
I'ing ees beaiiteefiil in that East in
India and China nud Persia un-i Tur
key. Ah, I kuow them all! I am a
osmopoleetan. I live all over tho
world. I Sut I love the East."
This person, Mr. (iambok Snell,
was not a prepossessing individual.
He was not very tall. His pbysi U0
was not striking. Ho was, perhaps,
a tritle too stout. Ho had a sinister
face. When he laughed he seemed to
sneer with it. Ho spoke with a pecu
liar accent. We could not judge of
his nationality. He was a nonde
seiipt. He was well dressed and
seemed to havo plenty of money. He
seemed to havo taken a great liking
to us. He plied us with invitations to
take refreshments nt his expense. He
was evidently telling the truth when
he said ho was a cosmopolitan. Ho
spoke knowingly of almost every
country. Ho was willing to relate
his experiences in traveling, ami told
them in a very entertaining way.
This whiled away many im hour thai
would otherwise have been tedious.
I think it was the interesting way he
had of telling his stories that ma le
us overlook the disagreeable aspect of
the man. lie bore one lua-k that
made his face look even more sinister
thu'.i it would otherwise have done,
lie ha I a M"ir on his right check, t
cannot see now how in the world wo
Mine to ignore that scar. We had
limited California hi;:ii nud low for u
man of thai very description. Wo
ought to huve know n our man at lir-5
si-rht, but neither of us associated tho
chatty stranger with the man who
hail left Oakland w ith a young woman
on the same night that Annie lialstoit
disappeared. It is diiliciilt to accoitn,
lor oar stupidity. Wo paid dearly
enough for it niterwai-d.
Mr. Cumkok Suell became a Vei;
close friend. That is, he remaitu-i
close to us. He sat with us at din
tier. It is true, his everlasting alien
lions grew rutin-!" -.. eiirisomi, but In
was so curliest in his efforts to pb-ase,
and always kept us in good liunio
with his stories, that we could no
treat, him otherwise than well.
tol l him very little almut oui-elves at
fu st, but as our ae.pniititaiiee length
ened front days into weeks we tob
him of our mission to Hong Kong ami
Shanghai. Ilo v.a, to ail tppear
itiicis, horrified fit my recital of wind
I had seen of Annie Ralston in tin
Chiiiiiluan's den. lie said ho was w el
ae pminted in ll'Olg Kong, mid lni0lll
lie able to give us suino valuable as
sistance in onr search. He did ren
der us valuable aid. It was a long
time proving itself, hut, nevertheless,
much against his own intc tions ho
So we passed our time until the !MH
of January. We had scarcely noticed
the advent of .he new year. On Jan
uary 1st the captain ordered n dinner
on a little more elaborate scale than
than wo were acoustiitut.'d to, and that
was all. .
One dcy we nil sat on deck. Wo
bad readied the tropics. It was no
loader neces-i-i-y to woa:' coats and
cloaks on deck. I'lie rays of the sun
were scorching nt noon. It was to
ward the clos!- ol one of thorn oppres
sively warm days wo sat oil deck,
smoking, as I mid. I.angstoii got up
and wandered away. Ualstou hung
over tin rail a lew minutes and then
(iiimhok Snell tinned to me nud
"You nre neurlee to the eelid of
your uiyaage, !octor Crceekmore."
"Ye: we have only a lew daysmore.
I am heartily glad of it. I slial! bo
gl.i-1 when my feet get on solid ground
"Rut you veel half a long sail back
-ces it not so?"
"lust as 1 ug. Hut our purpose,
I hope, will be ncciimplishod. If we
go back with Annie Ralst.in safe.
could stand any uiiiottut of sailing. ''
"Ah! Times ecs a very sad utl'.iir,
lfoeteer Crooekmore. The- a'l -young
hnlee was ho beautiful and no
ble. Ecs eet not soy"
"It is very sad. The thoughts of it
are enough to drive a man insane. I
shudder to think what the result
would be if we failed to rescue her.
think it would kill her parents."
"Ye es. Ket et-s too bad. I do
not liko these t'ings murder, crim
all of them. 15-r-r-r! They make
me to sheever! lint vou veel prevent
eet. I'-'.s eet not no?"
"I hope so." I replied, puzzled nt
" Uid ded you fay dat you are the
only person who -nw thees woman and
thees ('hillillllllll. iloctcer.'"
"Yes; I uitt the only one who saw
I ii "in -"
"Aha! You are a very important
person in thees ease. I say. You are
the only person who could identify
thees ah Chinaman. I". 'e eet no!
"Yes; I am the only one.''
"Ami would you know him a ;am,
Mr. Creickinore, as noi t'ink'.'"
ro til-: i o.v 1 1 i I i.
The K.is-inu stale sc.-ptre i of s did
.old, three Icet loin, an I . mt'iins
t'lioii',' its i-i mi lo-ut -t -Ji'iS di.tm -unl-i,
3i nibivs, slid tit'tecu emei aids,
WOMEN IN THE PHILIPPINES.
J'orlttne AivAttn ttiit Dremumilit-r Who
Will Stui I nil Kitnlitldiment f hi re.
'There Is u fortune for nti.v woinnn
lio will go fo the rhllii'ines and
Marl a dressmaking establishment."
imjs flic wife of ail iinuy ollieer. who
has Just returned from n kIx immtlis"
visit to her husband's post. She
could charge, fancy prices nud com
liiiilid them. When I was there nud
wauled some new chillies I was forced
to go to n Chinaman, the only dress
maker in the place. Ami limy do bloteh
things. They can no mote lit mi Amer
lean wmimii than their unlive clothes
"When I tit-st went to the islands 1
was linrrilied nt the maimer of dress
the women nud .voting girls assumed.
They would drive out in the morning
siinl go shopping. We.irlng a garment
that li s, 'int. led tin- Mother Hubbard so
closely llml one could not tell Hie dif
ference i-x-ept lii the material used.
Their Mother llubbunls nre r.nll.v
works of sin. They nre creations of
bilk ami hoc ribbons, and after one
gets iii -customed to seeing a woman
mi the street In such negligee it really
neeins sensible and iiiile pretty. Ma
nila women never wear corsets In
morning. I'm in the evening, when
the ii ii bus become cool, they make
ftp for lost lime ami wear lace ball
gowns, with the boiliee cut very low
siml most of tin' time without any
sleeves nt all. A Philippine lady neu-r
wears a bin or bonnet In the evening.
"It Is 1(11111' easy lo spot slr.ingers
the minute you see iheiii. Out they
come in the morning with tight dresses
nt: shirt waists nml I;irls. si m I in the
evening they nppear with large, lu-ittt-
lll'lll hsils. Alter they have hietl
there a while they still wear beainiliil
clothes, luit their style has changed.
They wear wrappers in the morning
mid in the evening they an' seen in
evening dress, whether or not they
nre going to any eiiierlsiinmeiit, find
they never appear wiih a hat on. The
only hat s Philippine holy wears is si
sombrero, or perhaps she only uses
n psirasol. This Is em- ien-oii why
they have such beautiful hair.
American women have troubles of
their own when they wain to luiy
chocs. The shoes made in Manila im
American woman would wear. They
have si short vamp, siml lie- whole
shape of the thing is simply horrible.
The only thing to do is to Imvc shoes
Lace capes sire about tin- most cx
pensive garments In the way of wraps
that sire seen anywhere. They csiu
be made pos-itile for w inter sis well
sis Milliliter wesir provided ihey sire
lined with warm lining. They loo!; a
little incongruous sit first for cold
weather, but sis they arc trimmed with
fur nnd rich i iubioidei y in spangled
designs, the.v can hardly be elsised
us exclusively summer garments. Tin
while Isi.-e wraps nre made up over
m eordioti-ple.Hcd niollsseliiii- de soie
that, in its turn, is lined with white
satin. They nre ipiite lung, siml the
lace is put on rather full, but not 1 1
pleats, nud the full lie.iuty of the
design shows over the light mousse
line de soie. The yoke clfccl over the
shoulders is seinetiuii-s hidden by si
c.-ipuehin hood of velvet lined with
spangled l.-i'.-e. There sire long ends
of ideated chiffon edged with si nich
ing, l'.ktck hice over while, with the
hood lined with black spangled luce
or blue sill, with nice!, makes si inosi
t-IVeitive wrap. It is a style which
cannot be imitsitcd 111 cheap m.iti-risils.
lie- tin-re i so miieli of the lace to be
seen it is necessary to luw it of ihe
very best. The hood is made of while
HI' bl.lek Velvet, ,-ls desired. lllaek
looks bettor than the white, however,
nil hough hotli sin- fashionable. These
lslce capes are the most effective even
ing wraps thul will be worn during
next winier. - Harper's r.sizsir.
1 lie t'itH-t!no In Church.
It Is bad form to cesium,, yourself
for church going in sm Ii a wise as to
siilruit attention to your toilet. Sitrh
conduct stumps a woman as being ig
norant of Ihe best usages of society,
siml also of goo,! taste. Nevertheless,
one's eyes will sirnr toward the Wesir
it of some peculiarly dainty or beconi
ing garments, while silting in an ail
joining pew. A slender young maiden
of nineteen years slips inio "church
wlib a Utile ciipeline of white mousse
line de soie. ll Is small of size, wired
nud bent to sull the shape of the
be.-iil. The front Is raised from oil
the brow. Two rows id' narrow bhn-U
Velvet ribbon elli-ircle wlml docs duly
for si diminutive crown under ,-i hunch
of very liny rosebuds, and a sprig or
two of green folisige. The rose leaves
stand tip a lint - like sin aigrette.
The frock worn with this dainty
i iiieiiie is i-f w hite organdy. The skirt
is shirred about I lie hips and has si
i hallow Hotline in-sir flu- hem. The
bodice has si gnimpe of embi oiderv.
Around the shoulders Is a ti lm of or
gaudy wiih a border of embroidery.
The lb hu is 1 1 1 t draped .-il.out the
shoulders ami then knotted on die
breast. Long ends limit downward,
diminishing in w idth. Tho close tit
ling sheves are of white organdy
tiii-ked. A mu row band of Muck vel
vet ribbon is lied about Ihe ivnl.sl.
Thr Htumle Girl.
riifoiiuiialely the blueeycd. fair
baited type of maiden Is becoming
more ami iinne rare In tin- coimirv.
iH'tmunv nml Svvi-Ui-ii still have i
til pi. Id V lid ihe I'lollde as si I v o - ol
iiieii.-au ! si ii t y is -airily dving .oil
It. Indeed, the.v t-ve- were 'ypi,4l!y
Aulel l, an.
That tln-y are besitit il'ul. however,
never has been denied, for ill nil llgeS
they have I u l.iu-l"d In poetry and
sollg .is i, pi' nf the lovclict tvpes of
All lie o, colors belong lo tllll
type. Thoi-f ilsiimy. relre-hiug hstr
monies are hers, whether her cheeks
resemble the pelal of It lose or lie of
thai delicate pallicss so often uci nin
i:iiiyiug ll.ixen hair iild the blue or
violet t-je. Cold blues from dark to
light, silvery blues thai have no siig
geslioll of green or VelloVV. i halU bllles
thai sire dull of surface ami resemble
some told skies, all are In-ts lo com
mand. I'sile cold green, combined
ivlih white or gray, inn a No be worn.
Iliottgb one should experiment wiih
green csiretully. The wrong tint will
have a ilissistroiis reuli upon Ibehsiir.
I mil black i nil also be worn stud si
very dark red. but il nnisi be .-o il.nl.
:ts to show only in the light.
( Ion It V Win ft For Woiio'ii.
Mm h wrong is done in ilu- saetcl
nsi me of ii;i i n y in lakiug up a poor
gill, giving her an undue Idea of her
talents, sending her to Paris to study
singing, telling her sin- w ill be a gresii
prima donna, ami lie n desert ing le t'
if she Mil-. II is just then that sh-.
needs i Illicit y. silnl Ihe person w Im
is able lo give should invest Ig.Ue sin Ii
eaes. Soilletilli'-s a poor gill III- 11
superior voice, siml is ilble to c. -ilo
envy. She is lioiindeil out of her pi. n o
by sunn one who isiiinot sing as wi ll
IS She does.
Such a pi rsoii lit'li il up to Ihe high
est hopes, dropped to the lowest rung
of desp.-iir. is the person to help. She
needs that ivvcinv lairs be given for
her. Ho in. I h i her starve. The for
gotten nnisi who i- s,, pom-, so obi.
so hungry, it Is he: picture which
should be rallied for. And. above nil.
have the chsirit.v ol tin- h.-art for those
w ho are aiiacl ed. Tie r- is more in-i-d
of si little kind i ni -i-i -i I n 1 : i v sometimes
Hum lor nimh inomv Mrs. John
Sherwood, in Harper's I'-imi.
I'lMhluti l-'roiu Tiiii.
Some odd ideas are shown in I be
decora I ion of gowns in Paris now. lor
Instance, si traveling gown of l."s,lv
woven pulo hltio plai l cliev iui has
bsilids of W hile cliaiin lied l--al!,'i for
irillllllillg. 'I'hese oltllllle llle Vi-'t.
I'oriii Ihe collar ami belt, smd run in
two points down on the front of the
skirl. The lower part of tin- -Wirt
Is made in kill form - a pretty old fash-
Stitch, d bands sue most popular
wherever Ihey sire possible, even on
silk gowns. I n iltti !.. hle tis iind
piipies the.v sire il,.- usual iriiniiitiu:.
Oil a blue yachting gown iln- white
pintle front panel h is ci issi-ioss, ,
blinds of the ssime sliti lied oil. 11.11-
Tiiiitliiij: Hitiiuiii-r Nei kwpiir.
Simiuier neckwear is displayed nor-t
1 1 1 : 1 1 1 1 ingly in nil its latest forms. Sill;
bsirlie ties, in black, while and l:iiny
colors, are lo be bought ill I Went. v liv e
cents t'steh. These in in- yard in
length, are edged ail about t!i- narrow
lietsisi iiehed hem. aud nr.- made with
a success-, ,u id' cordings lo sullen ih,.
collar band. The ends clo a! lie
back and tie in Hunt m si but ici lly
knot, without loops.
rule YeMow Sue, 1, .luv",
I nless you are in mourning or con
line your uppsiivl to bl.n U and w bite
yoll hsnl better see thsit yottr glove
box contains a few pair ol pale el
low suede gloves. The.v sir- jns ll,e
thing to wear at al ien n r.- i t ions
or miisiesilcs, sit si golf tea, r lmu-liei.u
or eiitcriaiuitieiit at a ou'-'.no.
Sim, lr tint fur a l.lnli- l.lil.
A pretty h-'snl cov.-ring f,.r :i liltle
maid of ten summers is ; ' r-iv u straw
shade hat. high n.-irrovv 'I -ro!' -.- coni
cal clown. This is simply trimmed
with kprlgs of golden rod --t i f i-lit-il
liriul.v dovv ti t iln- et-iiv. ii ,11 .: round
its mil-row firciiinlcr. in-,-.
Stthf- till' Mode.
Sashes still jire in vogm . .u.d. w iih
the increasing popularity m' Eiiipire
gowns for social fumiioiis. ptoiniseii,
lieconie even more llle mode. They
may be of wide or narrow l.un-y rib
bon, w ith or wiihotit fringe, of Liberty
silk or crepe de chine
Stitched bauds tts.-.l in si tiling i -lent
sis a gown garniture.
Many yokes, real or siniiil.in-il no
lieeable on th- laics! skin i... id -is
Summer goods almost given a way.
Madame Lcoiioinieal inm-lt in i-v idcii, c.
l'oc.lle le.-llhels adorning Lmpile
hills he colllilli: feature n ihe M.I-;
Reige. il,-- I.isliionalil.. spring tint,
lo icliiiiiii la iifiile lor la'l nnd well
into the w. tiler.
WliNpcriiigs lii-.ird of a i,-vivsil of
the liiisshiu bluiis.- iis .-in oilier gar
ment ihe coining s.-sismii.
l-.'vety indication poniing lo i..-
ildopl iull of Illlll'll lm-. 1 gloves, cllnnv
It'll ti I Ii nbnosi ecrtaii to. eu-niug.
The rov.-il blue c,l :i t ,r ill iil:i be
rival fo Ihe elilel-ald II. elvel
dots UcVVcl lllllll the sii, nncs. Ion.
I'lessing iai ki ts ami w i.ippt-t-w tn.e-e
iittraiiive thin ever t,.i itn- coming
season made on the plan of evening
I'ietliresiple effects .-,la I I l oin si.
Icenth. sevenlecinh and -ighn-i tit II
eelltlliv Illoih-N to be ill lh. iis.-i-iiil.
alley in-.tcad of the latlor in.n!e this
I nut iiiiiu
I A m-w --ilk. tl.uim I like In w. ive.
' w III. iti. In Ml,, lie c or s, , hi . i . ii,'
and 1 Ii.- ! i-n -. ipi tbi i- s ,,. . : . ,
W onl. Ill i v i v il ' h id' I l cm "ii
, While lo , .., .1 Hill, pi- v. o i. !.
j bluUlercil ,1,'is. i. laics: 'long m s;",s.
good godids fjoks I
IIiiihIn III l-'lorlits.
Mi: i. o. i:i.ii;iio;i:. su t
ing director of ihe otli.-e of
public toil 'I illiplilics of t til
Agrifiiltural liepait 10,
Went Solllll to Slllelld ,'ltnl Slihlless si
g I I'oilll I nllV t-Ilt ioil recently held at
Orlando. I'hi . sunl I" essimine th -tiopiciil
coiidil ions iiiiili i- w hich good
roads are imvv being bitill in varimn !
i;ii is of t Ii. 1 1 Miite.
In an Interview with a Washington
Star reporter Mr. I'.hli idge says: "la
spi f ihe great freeze of sit;,, which
sibnosi paralyzed ihe oiiiiige industry
of riofitla. Ihe pi-nple of thnt Slate
h.-ive built, under these trying fundi-
tintis. humlreiN of miles of good ro.t.ls, j
These highways are as dm abb' and
perfect sis Ihe stone illl'l gravel l'o:lis i
of some 1. 1 the Northern States, and I
ml jiei-oiiut of Ihe liiMiriiin' tropical j
growth which borders iln-iu on every:
lii i n I tln-y are sis bi-aiiiii'u sis any i
highways I hiiVC ever seen. Ilill i-Vci'pt
lug ihe iniisierpie.es ol the road build- 1
cr's art vv hi. Ii lr:iveisc the rocky si,, pes j
of tin- Alps The uost remarkable j
thing about these ro.nls .s ihe i-..st,
which is only about one sixth as iiiii.it ;
sis ihe stone siml gravel loads of the1
liollds lil'leell feel Wide ;ie being .
c'tisirticicl in On.i'ge ' .limy- in t i i
i.-inity of I il l;i nib and Winter Psit'k '
l'..i- s ;i m i per mile, ami wh,-r nvi.-t'
labor can I-.- had tvv hieh fortunately n
very sci.r.-e in I'l.iridai g I roads
have I n built for S2-"iii per mile. Iliis ,
reinarl.a'ily low cost is due to toe t'.-i.-t
thai these roads were built by simply j
iii:ing the sand, of vv Inch the original j
io:i. Is were cm. posed. Willi clay, which 1
has been discovered a' various points j
ill Ihe State. A large deposit of this j
clay was discovered n -.-u- Itariovv. and :
many of the st reels and r.i.iils in iir-
lingo County l::iv been built by mix
ing P.iiriow day with saml. which
when placed upon tie- prepared sand
foundation nml rolled so consolidates :
iind c.-iiii'iits together si s to form a .
compact nud smooth surface. AI'bT ;
these in. ids are nliee built limy ate ll.it.
Worn and ml lo pieces like the high
ways ol the North, due in ihe f.ie: thai
lo deep frooos n.-clir to di-t lipl I heir
Kiirfi s an. I r-iiiinlnt ions In winier,
nml thai Ihe vv.-iler llows r.ipi-lly to
fie sides of tie- road during continued
I'iiiiis and sinks into ihe ...imly soil 1
Ijloiigside. Another reason why these
i-nads do not wi-iir rapidly is that
liiany of the vehicles in Honda, even
the btiggii s anil light spring wagons
have I ceil provided vv ith w ide tires. ;
and have thus I nine rn:elmnkei's.
As a result of wid" tires ami gon.l
drainage some of the streets of orl-in-do.
Ha., which were built over ten
years ago of sand nnd clay, sue as
guild, if II"1 better to day than Ihe.v
Were W hen lllc.V Were blllp "
sntne nt tin- Ailvaiiltuies.
In speaking about the ...l .ttitages
of go"d roads a romineii! ; ! i i .-1 1 of '
the League of Alllerieslll In ellllelt
if there is ii mctlcl of a cniiilish- I
ing twice ,-ts much as herctot.".- with '
It L'ivin iinneiui of clt'i'il. It s 'o the ;
fan-lot's inlel'est lo ilis.-o-.c: and
adopt it. llcountuy of labor i:i.-ii. ml-
ilitioii.il :n r, s w hich he i an nnd nine !
In iiiai.e product iv e. The only way to
compute the value of labor is '.. in
uiiav vv hsii it would rn-t if it had in
be ur.ii-.s, d. It has been I.. nnd th.-il
it' lie I iil'liicrs of I In- I'liiicd S'i " i s
had to pay son n- i-Nc for i.e. i i,. t ug
thmr , fops it would ci is i iheti: "ii an
Siv,.a-e t vvciii y tr.e i -fills cv,: Line
:i ton was hauled a mile Heard mar
ket, hi ,,t!.cr woi-iN. i ! ciisis twenty-
In e c nls a toll it mil". say i, sill
a i .-: a-e. tor lis costs coll-.. !, ra l-ly less '
i;i many lo.-ali; it-s. cl costs stllli
, .i-ntly more in many otlici's in make
it nvciago si s large its stilted. Taking
an average ol iln- number of miles
traveled ii costs on sm average o.'
si ion front the farm '.o th" railroad
s.alioti. I' c.s;, Sl7 in the
Northern .sii-l Liisiern States, but it
the Pacific coils! and it n nil 1 1 .i i u Slabs
il I'lllis up as high as S.'t. 1 '. This, ni
emirs,., is for t In- value of the fanner's
time ami ihi't of his le.-i'ii and wagon
or vvh.it he would have to p.iy sonioi.no
i-Ne. at :i i'iiir price, to .1" his hauling
for him llow was all ties found mil :
ll is In- s-siili .,, i ari li, 1 il:illb ,,-s
llia-ie I'V I he I lilt - -1 si! acs lejl.ir.
ic-li! ol Ai.; -nit ore iind of i-::n iilis
reeeiveil from lari'.n rs hrouginiu; tie-
lillted Slates III reply o pl.tl'll re
iUests lof sU. , ill1 o IM.,1 iotl I'll' se ,
Ijllirii s we I-i loiidc for the simple piil-
: L : 111 ig i. I I If " I '. it
Tal lin i s h,!. !.: I.iii.w vv i.ai . ..::!. I !...
ssived by il. bo tiling ol - I muds.
all. I I. light be t' . be il'ile to delel I
h,,vv mu. Ii ll. v . ..til. I aft. ml in .-pi lid
for I'll. I. bug !l - :.
I II gm inn Ml Cl-tltrMl AiM.
1 1 is aim, nt;. . ,1 1 ii.it I he 1 : 1 1 i ;n l
ibnei nmelii I. -.s .i, .-!de, upon i: I ''gill
nig an ire i -i a'. ..it 1 Tii i.i urn a. res in
the Sy r 1'ai.in d.s-i .. I. along lie- U-v.-r
Syr. and nloiig n,.- Inik-sisin Ua.ivv av.
Tin- iinniiiut o I i i fee million rubl-s
hiis nin inly been .,pproiria'etl for lies
purpose I p 1. 1 ll,- prcsi-ni time this
il isl ni I i- but tlol.lt populated, but
il is hoped 1 1 i-i i w.ili i In- land being
untile bi I'-r .'igrieiiliu'e. Uussi.-iu peas.,
nuts will -.eiil- down there more n-ad
ily ll'illl has , il-1 I . been III" case. .
lillssia s .-Nfl-ltllg h-lsell In the It!
Illosl 111 keep oil good tortus With t he
I llneer of P.oi hill : . and ll was only j
II ll'W IliolHhs ilgo 1 inn he was pre j
sciiled wiih :i Iui' pallor ar. Ills,
vc-ii lb.- Lnsiai, i i..v . . ntiieiii also I !iiti
lorn a new pal i .
lit. i iit.it
'li e elision, of l!r,' :tl. I i. ' 111 Well
thugs oiigjn.ii, , iii t hiua.
I'liilttreit For file Library.
. l iettties for a library should bo
(ichiiigs phoiograplite rt' production
nf old masters, or philino-types Iti
gray or sepia. Where your outlay
wili iierinii it. a brie-si brnc shelf all
I, round is d -alive in flic extreme
mid i olisideled very smart.
i Asliraloa Mai ( oven.
' Asbestos nulls sire ii great conven
ience lo the housekeeper. Iiesides sav
ing ihe polished table surfiice. These
ure inside of two pieces of decorated
linen, wiih sm opening into which in
slipped si sheet of asbestos. These nrt
idienesi made round for pinto doylies,
for hot plates w hen luncheon Is served
with, ml a cloth: ovsil for under ment
or vegetable dishes, nml oblong when
used im- ir iv cloths or carvers.
lii-imlntiiic I.iiioin-lleil Furniture.
Miiainelleil fuiiiiiure can easily be
repainted at home In the case of
W stsiislauds it is better fo Use I til t ll
enamel, as it will stand hot mid fold
wsiier without marking. If a delieate
lint is wanted, such us blue or pink,
it can I- obtained by mixing a smnll
liu of dark blue or red enamel with
si large liu of white hath enamel. To
insure success iln- article must be
given throe thin cnuis iind be allowed
lo set hitt'il bet ween esifh conl.
Tin- Cave of Sifver.
To keep silver bright without con
stant cleaning, which is injurious lo
the plated articles, dissolve a enmll
handful of borax in si tlishpanful of
hot water with si little soap: put the
silver in siml let it stand nil the morn
ing: t hen r oil tin- suds, rinse with
tie.,', cold water and wipe with n Mft
doth, or try si tablcspooiifiil of iim
inoiiia in cold soap sinls -about n tea
cupful smd polish with a soft cloth.
Silver can also be polished by rubbing
with :it lm-iil or a little baking soda.
L"gg stains can be removed from sil
ver wiih a cloth tlippt-d in salt wn-li-r.
Powdered chiireoal gives the
knives a tine polish if applied after
they an- scoured clean. .New York
A.lvit't- mi Winn I Sliilnllii;.
P., foi-e giving specific directions for
the bellelit of llle ;l II 111 t oil, it IllaV be
ns well lo suggest sonic articles on
which his or her energy may be ex
pended. Ordinary pine tables, when
olio can si fl'i ird to buy nothing more
cosily, smd which ill eeltain summer
houses and sin, In is are its good ns
any thing else, may be oiled or stained,
and made altoget her i-biinnlllg. The.v
can In- ma. I. to look like blink oak.
.-in. I if in- is skilful with the hot Iron
a design may be made to follow the
edge, si-y-s Harper's Itazar.
Pur,- ammonia, a powerful liquid,
nml one to be carefully used. Is the
first appli.-ut ion uindi- to woods. Man
ufacturer and many special work
men apply I Ins by means of a vnpor
lil 111 to which the wood Is subjected,
ltut in ti-.itiy wood curving Institu
tions the ammonia is merely npplteil
with si brush, ami ihe results arc
found to be , u iii- sis satisfactory. It
is just ,s well, by the way. to wcty
I'llbl'i-I gloves while line is doing this
work The si in i iti in i .- darkens the
wood .-iii. I when it is remembered thnt
forty years sue reiiilre,l to bring about
the sat,,,, ioi.es when wood, if Ivft
to time, hs value today may well be
i sinblishcil. Several emits are to be
applied with tie- brush. An ordinary
two in. h pa nit brush s used.
After tlie :l 1 1 1 ! it i u l i il has been used
the s;ain is applied. The ordinary
vv Ion backed nail brush has been
by all ailihol il ies pi oiiiiniK-ed the liost.
Alter the stain has been applied shel
lac in many instances, especially on
oak. i- applied, but this Is rubbed
down carefully when dry with puuiloe
si , 'in- and nil lleeswax nnd turpen
tine arc used to give a further polish.
Nov-lty Salad I'm into a snlnd dish
two apples, chopped line; over this n
l.iVei of pow dereil sugar, a layer of
I !i i I : s 1 1 walnut meals two bananas
sli.cd line povvdeifil sugar tigsilu. two
i.f.iiigcs sliced hue. and over nil pour
the jlliee of IWo lemons I llickctled with
gi a inila i . ii sitg.it sis 1 1 1 1 ii -Ii us ii will
sibsnib. t'hill thoroughly before Nerv
ing. I "in.-
Alinoml Orops Whiles nf two fggn.
one cup granulated sugar, half n ten
spoonful of vaiiilu, half a pound of
silnioiul meat-. bIsini-lu-,1 and tiunr
Icreil: bf:il the eggs to a stiff fr"lh.
; mid the sugar gi .iilnally as for Iclnif.
then the vanilla: last ,,r all the nl
moinls. Orop wiih si teaspoon onto
pans lined with buttered paper: bake
to si light brown in a ipiii k oven.
, lloeis Willi Sour Sauce Lse a small
si ill brush, nml I nrefiil not to
bleak tin- skins i, i-lealllni;; boll ton.
,1 . 1 1 -1 1 1 i v e the sk ins a ml cut Into thin
1 s.,,-s pin hap' cupful of vinegar
jovci tin- tire with one tiildospootifitl
i ol bill let olle t SI s ll loll f 1 1 1 of Sllglll'.
i l.nlf :, i. ii pootii ui nf sap. am) a dash
! "i p I - , i- heii It bo:N ;,,i i.iie ( ,,,..
,- -I "' ol If I'llcli illss.ilvcil ill
v . -i 'i . ..I, si in-1 v uni ll it
I ! -I I- ,"l. pom o' el I lie beds ntlt