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1MTTSKORO, CHATHAM COUNTY, N. C THURSDAY, FEHRUARY 12. 1903. NO. 26.
&I)C hatl)rtm Htcoib,
BY ST. QEORQE flATHBORNE.
Ci I Vi;i..lll ItollltlV BONNHIl'i..SOS-.
A. Nlcetlut; ! 1 ttiiij-i.v
Ti:oi'Hiji: os tiik nur.suv iiazah i;oai.
Some two weeks iir so lulor tiio
steamer Ill's safe in the harbor of
Hontbay. 'I liiv have experienced
muni" rough went Iiit i ll rniiti'. mill all
a iv glad s-nfo n shore once
iiitii'i'. Tin' voyage has I I'i'ii otherwise
uneventful, nlihuiu'h ln I) in Sin.
1ln Imrnii iniil Ills i m ii followers came
Whatever siispi. :':'.- lii" Hit iinti
ina.v i lili'i lain In1 has tin positive
knowledge ni" llie trill ll. Sallil.v si os
llilll looking 1 : I'.l III his iliivel inll iltill
fteii. Inn appears to In- supremely in
ilifl'ol'ellt to the l":iel. A ehilil n- a
lieallli'll Chime Vllil II. il look liinfi'
liinmotit than Sandy when lie chn.is.s,
Ah I'm- M.vtili'if Joe. lie makes ii;p
Ills mind In I'.IV tin lllclllioll l tliei
other. 1 1 Is easy in say lliis hut more
llffleult in i any mil liie iilea.
When a man Is conscious of ihe fai l
that there is nil enemy nil lnuil'il a vo
fel With hilll. waioaiii.v liis lmv muk
i ut; with eyes that ilan mil deadly
lightnings, it is lint reasonable In slip
mse that lie an forget ahnin him
Ilesitles. Mr. lirinie-. warns Joe to he
iil'eflil lest lln- hurmi atieinpl s.iini'
Midi li'h U as was tried I In- lirl nigh:
t Shepherd's. Consequently .!
keeps his t iiein.v w ell in mind innl
nvnlils hanging over ihe rail after
l.nk, since il wniilil in it he a very dif
lielllt tlollg in lie ilr-ippeil into ill" In-
linn iteeaii. where sharks nf a pro-
ligious size ahiiiiinl.
Nor is his i am inn in vain. I'm' lin y
lose one nf tln ir passengers mie iiighi.
It Is never know n how he goes, hnt a
Mlilor is f ill ti hn helieves he liefll'll
li 1 il il It li-i I ry ami a splash, hut I'm
I'eiir i f being laughed .il. sai.l limbing.
look of surprise ;
thislies over liie
when he entiles il
mnniim.'. A fur i
passenger is linleil.
poet (lie ll'lllli I II I
Inn tcl'lnm nl' 111
the nihil' tni' liiin.
Iniill'il. ami I hell roj
In his master, ma.
gone ease. Tlie fa
ee el' liie baton
ill 1 . 1 1 1 1 llli' llt'M
:ihli,e nf .lie
he heu'ins In 1H
perhaps ihe Ii:n
Ulsileil him ner
l'l im; 1 he aeeiilem
sine .in" was a
111.. I Ihe llli-sill
M Jlheef .lee Vel'V
lllltell. eatises Ihe latter In f 1 1 1 lilnie
sttiil ti'iire that there ni.iy he irinii in
ihe story, i:ni Samly .iiin ps ai 'his
theory, ami fietii that Imiir Joe's e ni
tioil Jliereases, sinee he has no tie-ire
lu llialie final let' the -hali.s.
One happy event lias o.viineil.
At Suez im re eetin s ahnjinl a I lin
Uoo. Meetimj Samly makes in
lUll'U's. ami ihe enr.esi ,neli ai uhnlly
leilils hilll In Mytit.ei V .Im-. When
lllllt worthy sights h.m he iive.- a i.v
if tli'li'lit. lot' ii is Ka--.ee. wh en he
Welzes hy Ihe haml. ihe faithful Kas
!"! wiioni lie ln-l llpotl ti e Nile, ami
who aeiiitiipanieil him from Khar
It mmis that the si t'V.im lost hi j
nnistev in the ,l.iri;ie.-s, ami i' -aieil he
was (lriiwiu il. lie himself passej I
Iliriiitt:!i a var etv of :nl eiiuiti s a : at. I
flnallj teaeheil Cairn m l in litnl lhai
liis lielnC(l tnasii t hail saileil a 'lay j
lll'li.fe. ' j
llfl'i' siinii' lliellils allium. Ihe oil!' is i
who knew his history maite tip a pni'M1 !
llllil sent K.lssee In See'', lo iiilef-. epl j
llu steiinn :. so thai muni ami evil I
Hint' iiheanl i !n- Alh.uirhra ai h.-r stoi ;
i here. j
Ah Myniiei r Joe has i .-.illy ':ien the i
ttli'f tip I'm ileail. liis .1,'li'ht N all the
h'l'per tn. thai m inimi. K;i .".els
lis his tniai'ilian anel ilmim; the re
tnninder of the nip. and liie explorer
t'tvls safer on aeeouni of his eoininj:.
Another thins oeeiirs during the vny
npp. Molly innkes a discovery, li is
entirely nu (ieenl"iir and pins Joe to mi
fin of' confusion: Inn he linds himself
iu for it, mid makes ihe hest of :i
This event is nntlii'tit: ninie or less
than n eouiplete explnsion nl' his so
rrel, wliieli is shattered one 1irilit
niornlm,'. All of them me seated tmon
lleck. when the eou versa I it'll Itl'ns
upon the odd pipes of nations, ami
SIolI.v, who Is lnakitii; a eolleetion of
these thiutis, deelares that she has
never yet run aeross a lVrsian kalian,
or wuler pipe; whereupon Joe. Willi
out reflection, (leelates that lie has one
ill his llth'KaKe wliieli she is welenme.
lieekons the ever-hoveriug Kassee ami
givVs him mi otder.
Wlicu the Hindoo, a few miuuie
later lays in the hands of the far
American Kh'l the oiijeet inciii nmed.
xhe returns her thanks in no stinted
tone?, for the pinokiiij; appninttts is
a beauty, jeweled mid lii for ihe use
of a klutj.
They are tulklni: of the Persians, and
Joe Is narrating smae iueef scenes
lie baa witnessed in that country,
when an exclamation tuvaks upon
their hi'iit'iiitf. It eotnes I mm Molly,
aud, as they turn toward her, they liiul
her KtlziiiK with ilisteuded eyes at the
artlelo she holds.
Mynheer Joe suddenly realize the
truth. A tide of crimson flushes his
face, tinil he hastily moves away ftoui
the party, goiui; to the side of the
"Wtint Is it?" asks Iieinostheiies
Tanner, w ho si , s i" ul sel' th!u mi
Jiaual has iiccuireil.
Then Molly, still holdlns: Ha" odd
Wilier pipe, set with precious slotles.
"'A presetii I'rmn the Shah of Per
sia lo his friend. Joseph Miner Car
l iimford. l.ss-t.' "
lleliiosllielies is nol lililld of dlllli'i.
He can see a pretty irood sized rat
"Winn: Mynheer Joe the very par
ty we have been seoiiiini: the earth
sifter' Mess my soul. now. this Is nu
mid Itrreliee! 1 ciltl luildly lielieve
niy senses. Are you sure, child?"
"Head for yourself, irovcrnor. Ami
if that isn't oiioimh. what do you
think nl" his net Ions' It is quite evi
dent he forgot there was nu Inscription
on this pipe."
Willi Hint, the young lady leaves her
hair, and in another tuometit pains
liie side of the t fa Veil T. Who lentiS
nver tlie rail looking at the tlashiuu
i u water: her hand falls lluhtly on
his arm ami sends a mighty thrill, like
a slunk of elect rielty. to his heart.
tilve an iieeinuil of yourself. Myn
heer Joe." she says, irravely; mid
ttirniii!.'. lie looks into her clear eyes,
smiles ti ml tinally hnt.uMis.
"Ueally. I dn owe yoti mi expiana
lion. Miss Molly. Since Ihe cut is mil
of the lm now, I am willing In nil
So he 'ells her whal is necessary,
ami Molly drinks it nil in with eajjei--iies'i.
It sets her I ear t In healilii; wild
ly a.t tile thought that litis hero, the
mill who has saved li-r life ami hern
with the devoieil Cordon at Khar
toum, should of ill persons prove to
lie the Joseph Carrini:ford whom she
seeks, the missing heir, wnose inherit
ance w ill fall In her in ease he fails k
matei'iall.e within a limited time.
It is linili sintrular mid rommil te.
ami how i mi she help wen vine delight
fill theories a. id plans out of 'he woof
I i lilts hei;ui!.
j After that her manner towiird Joe
j He marks ii himself, ami nl first
I marvels at tlie fad. for. alt hotiu'li a
j on iiipai.ismT who has seen much of the
I world. Mynheer Joe H really a novice
' in all that pertains to love,
j Molly has taken upon iterself a new
: reserve. She treats him. not rudely,
hut w iili i te tiiauiii'i' of a lady on In r
dignity. The poor fellow Is mi in-;
I lies, so In speak, lias he ilnlle aliy
j thiiiu; to offend this i:ifi. for who.se
I love he stands ready to ril his life
j if li 1 he'
j 1 1 is '.inly the day liefore they reach
, r.nuihay that he niiis an inkling of
I I ho irinii. 1 1 comes from Mr. rimes.
J wiin has heeit keeping his eyes open
I all this while, ami is aide In gauge
Ihe stale in atlairs.
To him Joe woes I'm1 advice: he has
li-aliied to respect the other greatly,
and this mm tor is of sn much iinpor
tatiee to him that ae ettu alTnid in lake
no i Nks.
i niisohi l ion is giieti lo him. When,
through various questions, he learns
all thai has happened. Mr. tiiiines
smiles set' tiely.
"Knsy as falling off a log. my hoy.
Iiott'l believe Miss Molly cares the less
for you since learning your identity.
The truth is she thinks even more of
Joe Catrltigi'orii than she did of M.vn
heer Joe. and i lie consciousness of thai
fad has alarmed her. I know t'i"
symptoms well, my hoy. She fears
lesi she may show her love tiial ii
Mav look as though she were trjitig m
will ihe heir. Hepeinl Upon if. lay
leal' fellow, all you have to do is to
I nldly storm the citadel, and ihe pri;:e j
This kind of talk cheer Joe up. He i
gulps down the lump In his throat ami
"1 really feared I had lost her through
some blunder on tny p.vt," he admits,
slinking the hand of his good friend
and advis r
"Nonsense! Voll were never so near
victory iu your life. The trouble is
your battles have never beeti fought
upon the Held of love, and you den'i
understand the sigtts of dislivss. I'm
an older man thnti you. Joe; take my
advice, strike at the tii'st favorable
opportunity, and the blessings of heav
en intend you and yours.''
Thus matters stand when the AI
liambra eotnes ' ) anchor before toe
great and wonderful city of Honibiiy.
with its tliree-qunrtei's of u million in
hnbilmils-KuropraiiK, Uindoos, Mo
hammedans. 1 'til-sees. Christians, llttd
dhists. Jews, etc. one of the most de
lightfully Interest cities upon the face
ol the earth.
As soon as It is possible, the whole
party, with their luggae. lire trans
ferred to the shore, where vehicles are
secured to tnke them to a hotel.
These native sltlgrams, or, as they
ire generally called, palkee gharries,
tire peculiarly built affairs. They Inn";
like an oblong, blink bos with fmii
wheels: a sliding door is on either shb ,
and there .-ire nls- windows. Two
seats face each oilier, and the w hoh
equipage is drawn by a couple of
sturdy bull. of the species used i t
India for neiuiy t vtry purp ise. docked
hi showy Idaukets. with n driver to
walk alongside and tir.'Ae theitt on.
Mynheer Jte knows whtie to go. tie
has lieeu in Itombay before, and th
ri'bt may now pioiit by his eipciicio c
the bungalows of the rich foreigner
and Tar-ce hankers upon Malabar
Hill, a suburb of n charming cliai'tic
tor. where Uj grounds of nearly
every house are so tilled with cypress
mid h-Mixait trees, cocoa n il I palms mid
tropical vtgetaiioii, such ns plantain,
gti.'tvas. custard-apples and the like,
that ihe building can rarely lie seen
over the wall. There is also a cool
fountain splashing iu every yard,
which adds to the beauty of the scene.
At ihe hotel they imtiingcil to 11m)
.'icc.iuimnilatiniis, tn.d . 'ynheer Joe
even hires what little space there Is
, to spare. The wisdom of this is made
! ,'tppareui when, later, a palkee gharry
! arrives. 1-cnriug the baron mid his com
j panioiis. who are compelled lo fc'i
I back into ll it y mid seek aeconutni-
liiaiions at one of the leading hotels,
, Hear ihe Hsplatlilde. where the tloV-
rnineiil buildings are lo he found.
Molly's lirst aei is to secure u lady's
maid, for in this enervating cliinalu
jmio does as iilile as possible, mill au
! ayah is almost indispensable to the
! . otiifori of my lady, funning her, dress
J ing her hair ami doing worlds of small
The gentlemen, of course, fall in
wiili the customs of the country it
: i lice, and soon appear dressed iu
while, with shakos upon ilieir heads.
Mj nl r Joe presently makes Ills
'way to the barracks, known asean.
! Iniiineiil iu this tropical enliiitry. II'!
has business with tin ntheor wliiimh?
hopes to tiud In lioiuhay. liisnppniui
liieiit a waiis him. since the party it)
ip:esiioii is in present awiiy. Hlsro
.urn front Uonares is daily expected -I
tenures, the sacred city, where one of
i he yearly niel.is. or religious fairs,
. thai draw i hottsauds of pilgrims mix
h its in wasli in tin- waters, and h .
made Wi II, is in progress. So Joe can
i only waii his coming. Meanwhile,
there is no reason why he should not
I he enjoying the passage of time.
I It 'll he c.iiiiciiiplatos the pleasure
with which lie will show Molly over
: Ibis peculiar city of tint Hindoos,
I gazing upmi its many strange sights, he
j limls no reason to feel down-hearted
, over ihe mailer.
lie knows it all like a hook, from
the Towers of Sllcllcc oil the hill,
where ihe 1'ai'sees bring their dead
, for the vultures tn prey upon, to the
horse. markets, where sil, cross-legged.
I'lisians wearing their blue or green
colt, ,u kiifimis, belted at Ihe waist,
:.i.il smoking 'their kalians, together
with more active Arabians, with then'
striped m.'inilis and silk kafceyas, or
tasscllcd handkerchiefs, twisted alioon
their heads, all having horses for sale,
, that have been brought by sea from
the land of Mocha.
I The nix stcries m' the unlive quarter
' are well known to this man Who has
: traveled, mid he Is almost as m mil ur
' i; cue aii'iuiu i tic simps and bazars i t
the famous r.liemly ltazar Hnad as oh
: I'.roailw ay. New York.
Thus, the party can In a measure be
free front the tyranny of the eliowki-
lar. or guide, although they secure
i several of these Illustrious personages
to he useful. They are ready to no
aliiuis! anything, even to waiting on
tlie table of pulling the cord of th"
-iron i punka fan that keeps the air cm I
al meal Him s.
As in almost every part ot the globe,
I ihe travelers tind money an important
! i actor tn bring comfort, and Ihe
! mighty nil iu Hoiubay will go far
; inward making one's May a round of
j The weather is delightful, and It
l inks as if our travelers from the
! Nile limy have a very pleasant stay
j in I'ombay. Sometimes com ing events
, do not cast a shadow before. The cy
! clone may burst upon a community
I witii siarlling rapidity. I'erhnps these
! uond folks who have malice in their
J hearts toward none may yet be stir
; pi-is-d by the sudden and awful com
j .lit el a storm. As the dreaded tnon
j soon sweeps across the Indian Oeemi
! at certain times, bringing ruin in its
path, so tii" hatred of one man may
leave a trail of desolatiou behind, es
pecially when that man is as unscrupu
lous as the Hussimi baron who conies
to India in the Interest of his czar,
whose covetous eyes have long yearned
to possess the rich country of the In
dus mid the (lunges.
(:io there is among them wm sleeps
with his senses on the alert the man
whose busimss has belli such that,
he trusts mu to seeming peaceful sill--i'oiindiiigs-olietl
fJriinos will linrdly
lie e'lti'jbt ii.-i miinir when the blow tin-
I mIIv fulls
Samly is alive to his opportunity,
and endeavors to see as much in a
limited time as he possibly can. lie
takes copious notes iu short li.'ind as
he goes, which laid' on will bo writ
ten out iu tlie shape nf spicy letters
to the wideawake New York journal
by whole In- is employed.
In company vthh Iieinosiheiies Tan
t'l'f ami a chnwkidar or two. he pro
ends to take in as much of liotnba;,'
as can be done during a single after
noon. I To be Continued. J
Mrel w. lion llor.nUoei.
Many blacksmith aw using steel
horseshoes Pjstc.'ui of those made of
iron. ov. is:g to tin ir longer life. It has
been noticed, however, that a steel
shoe becouics ho! after a brisk trot of
a couple o? miles, under collditlolis
w here an i on shoe would be inutf
1. Tiiis heat, ho iles showing
tl..',t the toot has been jltlTetl, causes
he hoof itself to ei .ii k it fid dry up so
linit aft if ii few ;m. ailis' shoeing with
;leel the feet b. eonio had. The cxpllt
iiit'.oii is thr.r ili. iron being so much
- ! . d m t no' tv li:;. steel, and
in Of. tlo.ic : not so ni.!. ii jnii.ni;.
SMILES TO ORDER NOW.
Women Kecalru 8pcil Training In an
Art Thai Win. Frlomli.
Special training in the art of smiling
is now being given by a Loudon beauty
doctor. All one has to do Is to choose
the kind of A smile she wants, aud
presto! it, is upon her features. The
doctor further promises to equip a lim
ited number of titled ladles with tlie
smile of their tjuecu. He giiaranti cs
to teach the lips of any nhiilluw butter
fly of the court the ineffable sweetness
that Alexandra has learned from life.
The fad has taken serious hold mi
society, mid there !s sure to be some
amusing results. Still, the idea is nol
bad. The world wants brighter looks
mid the household Is fairly crying for
There was talk about the mailer ai
n wotniin's club the other day, and one
member, who had just returned from
l'lughind, where she attended the coro
nation, attempted to demonstrate the
peculiarities of the Queen's muscles of
laughter. The demonstrator was m l
mailt" for any such role, but she did
"First, the ijiieen's mouth droops
with an adorably sad quiver at the
corners." she explained. "Then her
whole face softens ami her smile U
like a bitri-t of sunshine.''
The audience was impressed; Hi"
mooting closed in thoughtful quiel.
At the door one of the girls met. her
brother, who shortened his step to
walk home with her.
The two were pretty good friends.
,nul they walked In silence for a little
while. Hut once or twice the man
looked down at his sister as though
about to speak. Perplexity sal on his
brow. Pretty boon he said:
"Will you tell me what you are trying
"Will you tell nie what ymt arc talk
ing about':" fIio retorted.
"I am talking about those extraor
dinary grimaces you are making. You
are not getting any nervous trouble,
"I was only smiling," she answered,
with dignity. "I should tint think I
would have to explain that."
"Von weren't smiling." he growled.
"Von were mouthing. And 1 want you
to stop it. Whnt'll folks think':"
"I am praeiii ing queen Alexandra's
smile." she said, loftily. "Mrs. Trippe
told us just how she does it. and I
want to try It while it's fresh In my
lie roared with laughter.
"Well, you postpone it." he said, "or
1 11 call a hansom and slnu you in.
The queen's smile! Why. Noll, what is
the matter with your own':''
"Shi" was so pleasant." is tlie inscrip
tion on a inoss-motiled stone in a
country churchyard. "She was so
pleasant" is not a bad epitaph for any
one when the hook of life is finished
and put back ou the shelf and tin'
hands are folded and still.
The smile Is as much the sign of good
humor as an open lire is the sign of
warmth and cheer.
"Savage women never smile," was
the argument u grim-faced reformer
oiico used to prove the habit artificial
mid insincere. Hut savage women are
not ofteu chosen for models, except
by those who like to torture. Of course,
there are some savages to he found in
clvi'izod domestic circles, but where
the red squaws drive thorns Into their
victims feet the white squaws invent
subtler torment for souls. The nagging
woman does not smile. She draws
her lips down at one corner In n mean,
little miserly way that no one ever mis
takes for mirth, aud the envious wom
an's mouth is puckered with bitter
words and could not relax with honest
After all, the Queen's Is an example
of a very good kind of a smile. It is
the siniie of uiiderstaiullug, and its
Ingredients are the essence of charity,
good will, tolerance and humor.
A vapid, foolish smile is intolerably
trying, particularly if it is seen from
aeross a dining table three times a
day. A smile must be honestly built
of' lively thoughts and friendly im
pulsed, or It Is about as warming as a
candle in a stove.
Knsy laughter is said to be the first
indication of au unsound mind, and un
timely laughter points to actual idiocy.
The theatre presents ihe best oppor
tunity to study the unfortunates hist
named. II Is a trying thing to have lo
listen to the soulless laughter of the un
informed when It is n time for tears,
although wo are used to it and put tip
whit it quietly.
ltut A genuine ability to rind amuse
ment in trifling tilings Is really life,
ll goes with listening well, at mice
the rarest and most charming gift
a woman can possess. The mysterious
influence that Cleopatra exerted ocr
Anthony has made the world wonder,
for the F.gyptiau was not hoari ifa'.
Hut it is plain enough when mie re
members how she Inclined her lilt!.-
ears lo hear the stories of his vii t i .
This trait reached high art with .1
epliiue. If was only when she ceased
to listen ami began to talk that she lost
favor with Napoleon. Giveu a fair
field and a chance to prove herscli
au appreciative listener, the plainest
girl can win linnets in a contest with
beauty iu nine cases out of ten. -Chicago
A N" Miillnl Oiiiik'.
A good pianist, who knows more limit
his mere uotes. plays to a group o:
fii' mis the seems thin mo to U
guessed. But the l'"sl 1'OlUt is a want
lug. Never try lo liml the sense of
mush- without' some clew. If would
he utterly vain to make a blind guess
at tlie "meaning" that Ihe composer
has pill ill the title, for the lilie is
there I'm' I lie very purpose of helping
The main direction, then, is that the
player read to his listeners some half
dozen lilies, miming, or not. the com
poser, as be elects. Mai lt listener there
upon makes a list for himself iu tic
order given. The player then gives
lite compositions iii a different order,
which he takes care not tn make
known, and the listeners write opposite
their titles the number of each eoinpii
silioii as 1 1 hey ihluki il was played.
When the playing is finished lh"
guesses are lead out ill 1 it I'll.
'file g.-ltilc call be made as I i t)i -11 1 1 as
one pleases by inking a longer list.
'Ihe danger is the diversion from a
pure musical enjoyment to an anxious
hum for hidden symbols. All this is
uiiii'li diminished by lending the an
swers beforehand, leaving the order
aloiii' uiicenaiii. What might have
been a guessing match is thus a ne'iv
iplesl of i olli spolulellccs.
Alnnlig Hie .impositions especially
lllteil for Hie game ate Si liiinniliu's
Children's Scenes." "1'oresl Scenes.''
ami "I'aniaval." There Is a host of
single, entitled pieces by Sehuiualitl
and others. The true value of the game
Would lie ill the Ipliokellcd Kel In','
much of the besi poetr iu im
Philip II. 'o'epp. iii l.ipplitcoii.
I ll:irii'ti'i'islii' W'oi-tli,
'flic woman who carries herself well
is iitore apt to command respect than
tin' woman who trudges along with
her head inclined forward ami her
shoulders in a stooping position. The
posses. r of a graceful, erect caniago
Hin t nis, ioiisly iinpri'ssis us as having
ilia laeicrisiie worth, says Hie Pitts
burg observer. There are many noble
heui'led women who really do llleltl
scIms injustice by ihe awkward way
they carry themselves. ll is very
hard for others to see beauty and
grace of heat i In an unlovely mil ward
appearance. It is the exterior charin
of the rose thai gives lining expression
lo lis hidden sw f.-lmss.
Although there are many beautiful
women with worthless hearts, still that
fai t does not weaken the other fad
Hint .spiritual nobleness ami a fair body
arc a consisieut. Ii irmoiiioiis associa
tion. Kvcrything that appertains to
llti" elevation of the soul affects for the
belter tlie as I of the body, beautify
ing: aud refining il. Just as rare jew
els need titling caskets to rest in. so it
is nitly meet that l ively souls should he
enclosed iu bodies that iii'u licuuniul
The brim of the winter walking lint
of velvet or beaver is sl-iwly but surely
turning ii. . 'fids shape obtains iu ihe
wiile-brimliied hats as well as in the
narrower model. A beauty of Hooey
beaver is turned u;i completely iu front
and at the sides. The back aloln- is
turned down over ihe hair, and is lost
to sii:ht beneath Hi" conspicuous how
of black saHn riM .'ii and the pliunasic
of ti sea-bird whi- It is Introduced us a
rear trimming. 1" dull gieeti or iu
black beaver this i 10... I is extt'omclj
handsome, and the upturned conti
nental" contour of the brim gives a
fearless look to the bright face of the
pretty American t;ir! who wears it.
mr VAr AY)
Snapping nf s! ripei
1 in i
Much gored skins enjoy a vogue
Straight across trimmings are a fea
ture of Hie new hats.
Irish lace Jackets and even long
tailed cimts are very swagger.
Point d'Ksprii In black as well as
white ami coitus is much used.
Full F-nglish military coat-tails figure
on some smart new blouse coats.
New neck ruffs come in both the
ruche and cape-like rullle effects.
Far-triiiiiued wedding gowns are tine,
white furs being used, of course.
liclicale creamy laces adorn ivory
and even paler shades to advantage.
Throe-gore habii-back skirts ami box
coals make the modish walking suit.
Net or chiffon should be under a lace
dress, between it iitnl the silk founda
tion. ltotigh materials -felt, cloths and
lu-aiils- are corn et for the more severe
Clutiy lace .n deep cream has been
seen iu combination with white Irish
Pl tids in dan colorings in poplin will
be used for Milne exceedingly swagger
Willie gowns, while hats and White
coats are the rage of the moment, nnd
will be for ll..- entire season.
ltcautiftiliy ofi and silky beaver
b.i's arc tlie r.i;.o. There are beaver
huh trimmings, too. for plain hats.
Coral is fashion's favorite of the hour
for little jewelry trinkets, and tur
iie. ii-e has been relegated to second
In- house of Fashion is divided
against itself as to skirts. Some skirts
are close as habits, other are pleated
almost in Hie bunchy siage.
I. ace pi idniiis. or tunics, are gniug 1o
come in with a rush: in fact, they
are already with lis, and usually are
made of heavy silk lace, as this is the
Magiiitii cut new waist patiurua of
pcau do eygite and l.otilslue ate richly
embroidered, lu addition to this a
mini' i . show ilmb appliques aud
crui he t pendants.
Inc. Never try l.i ti uI lln sense or i , 2gsAS. "j.sS
I satin is
A l ine luinlciiKii.
TIIK subject of good mads is
by lin moans new. bin I In ie is
nevertheless soiuiihitig new
iii lllis eoutleel loll. Solilc time
ago a scheme wits ib-viscd by the
I'llilcd Slates 1 (epill'llliclil of Agnelli
lure whereby some piio-iicnl object
lesson Would be giVelt In Ihe 1H 1 J.
iii various pans of tin- coiiuiry. An
other road building mil til has bci n pro.
vldcd which. llil'iUsh Hi" co opctaiioii
of the railroads, is to be transput b d
alum! the country for tin- purpo-e of
giving illllsii-ailve exhibitions in Ihe art
of road building. Tn construct g I
roads out of selccnd material is nm it j
dillictili task, but to provide an an-epi- j
able highway with local maimi.,1 and!
under unfavorable cmi'lilioiis is n,,i
always easy, lteali.ing Hie value of i
such a movement In the railroads. Mr.
Hill, of Hie l! rent Northern, has ihocd
a t rain al the disposal of Hie ih pari j
incur, ami It is now engaged mi I ! . . t j
r.iitil In ileiiniiisiratiiiu to the people
what can be done in Him line. Ii is j
proposed to proceed lo Ihe I'acilic ;
Coast, stopping at various places w hole j
lite need of such instruct hut is appar- i
cm, and show, ihlougli ihe medium of j
actual work, how mm-h the ordinary j
wagon road may he improved by lh" j
use of intelligent method and Hie
proper use of present means.
That the railroads should give all
possible aid and eticouragcinciii to sin-h
a scheme is not strange. No single (
interest in the country, agrii-uli lire ex- '
copied, will be as euidi hem filed by
Iho general establishment of go.l roads .
as they. Nothing is more destructive
of economical railroad operation than
the periodical Interruption of the ever
and coiitiiiiiotis How of traflic which
results from the comlitioii nf the roads
over which the produce and supplies
of the country is handled lo and from
the railroads. To overcome such a
disability all railroads would be jus
tified iu going, anil many of them are
now ready to go, to any reasonable out
lay. There is probably not a system
of any considerable mileage but that
Would be glad In co operate W illi the
Pepartlneiii of Agriculture in il- lauda
ble efforts. The didioiilty will be not
in obtaining opperl unities for making
Hie desired examples 111 tlie season or
load building, but In selecting the must '
valuable of the many sections which
Will bo open to it. The Southern I'a
citie Company lias already extended an
earnest request that lis lines iu Cali
fornia be used for that purpose, and r.r.
douhl such lines as the Sani.i Fe. ihe
Hock Island and others w ill be tpiiek
tn follow suit, if they have mi already
Now that the campaign of good roads
has been fairly inaugurated in coimec.
Hon with the railroads, ii may nm be
ntli nf place to suggest that ih.- coun
try press take up the subject Ignimis
ly and encourage the people throughout
the country to do their part. I p to ihe
present time there has been 1..0 little
interest displayed by llnise who will
be Hie chief beneficiaries tit -u.-li a
l.uiviim-m. 'Work done upon lit.- in. nis
has been eoiiinnitily considend as of
minor importance, and only to be per
formed Wllell it Cotlld tint be avoid-'d.
'I'n voluntarily devote any considerable
lime and money to sii. h an (, .jeci was
hardly to be thought of. Hit il is be
lieved that throughout the West, at
least, a ltioi-c i .isomiMe opinion now
leniiaie 1 liis opinion
into action is .1 u.ove for 1 i i . m
than which nothing an b.- t
portattl or pi nlit ti le. Uaiiw a.v
giiiecring Uci I' iv.
A Nutliiiml Fligtiwii?.
The lilM s;,p has been taken toward ;
ihe construction 'f a boulevard he- j
twoen Chitiiuo ami New York. It is !
possible thai the nexi ten years may
fee the const ruction of such n road, and j
the time may not bo far distant whi n
the loug talked or transcontinental ;
highway from ihe Atlantic 10 the Pa- ;
citic will be built.
That is something thai should lie :
done, and the Hnzettc about t ear ago ;
pointed out that some multi-millionaire '
like Andrew Carnegie could gain iindy
ing fame and the gratitude of millions I
of his countrymen by founding a fund j
that would build the highway. A Chi
cago mail has started in liis .iiitoinnbile
to spy mil tlie lay of the laud for the
new boulevard, and the people along
the proposed route are becoming elithu
sisnstio over it. In IS-d the (iovern
ineiit expend"il a large sum of money
in starling a highway from Washing
ton. I'. C. to Si. Louis. The idea back
of ii. of course, was to make the stag
ing easier for the Congressmen who
would have 10 travel from the South
and West to the capital every year,
and facilitate the carrying of the nnil.
The advent of the railroad era sudden
ly changed that.
iltoiiiobiliug and bicycling are doing
much toward telling the attention of
the Amcricou people to the necessity
for good reads, and there will slier: ly
be a gi at awakening 011 liie subject.
The class n!" people who own ani'inm
biles ate 'he class who emi usually
force K eislatioii. and limy will nil. ml
to the leads pionos;iiott. A great boule
vard across the ooininont. aside fiom
it- iisei'ttliicss, would prove a practical
example f good loads m Hie n -idciits
of I lirill d sll'iels thai tlley could lull
oVcrloeU Colorado Spli'igs ilaz. ti. .
I ir. it of 1'hri(i("i1 c.
, in, ..: i-ci I to say Him nm
,e I V..i... cpr. :
tiled of Hiem-
Hh v an
l.ngo. unit Siena I rone I'onilileiliiK III
Oucxtloii 11I' cotton liHlnlng.
The Loudon Times said ihe other
day that there is a strong anxiety
among Hie Lancashire cotton manu
facturers 10 be less dependent upon
American supplies of raw cotton. Sir
William Mciiregor. ioverinir of the
I'.riiish colony of La cos. West Africa,
has boon in Mgypt to study cotton
growing with a view to Introducing
the cultivation into Lagos. The (ov
eriior of Sb rra Lemte is also siirrinif
iu the matter. Ho told Hie Hritlsh
Cotton lii'owers' Association two
weeks ago thai he could depend upon
native chiefs to supply the labor and
he would do all iu liis power to pro
mote 1 (111..11 growing lu bis colony.
As We look over the field there seems
liiile prospect as vet (hat the great
inaiiiilici tiring countries will depend
b-ss upon the supply from our cotton
lields than 1 hey do I'l-ilay. Cuttoll
glowing in tropical Africa is as yet iu
Hie early experimental stag". Ii has
1 Liis; fur been a failure in Kast Africa.
The experiment iu Toga Land wiili
Aiimrl '"in Hilton seems 10 promise
Ilussia has long desired through her
Central Asian lb-Ids to become lude
pciith ut of our supplies, but her hopes
are vanishing. The Ferghana crop I
huge and excellent. Imt nature has
placed a limit upon Ii. No more cotton
an lie raised ihan can be irrigated.
The limit of the water supply is in
s gin and there is no hone of cotloli
growing beyond that point. Similar
conditions limit the llgyiilian crop;
ami. besides, the prospect Is now bright
thai in a few years our country will
be a formidable competitor of Kgypr
in glowing KgypHan cotton on our
India would bo our most serious
competitor if il wore not for the fact
tinil its staple is very shori nud can
not be used for the lino yarns which
tie the crowning excellence of the
liritish industry. Brazil grows long
staple coiimi. but Its methods of rais
ing Hi" crop, preparing it for market
mill transporting It to the seaports
must he revnliit ionized before its prod
uct can be very pi iiinineiil in ihe
Coi ton growing on it huge scale re
quires pb my of suitable hind ami
great capital: and iherc is no part of
the world tiiai is likely ever 10 fulfil
these conditions so admirably as our
own vast cotton areas, much of which
are not yd utilized. If our cotton
liiji'is are ever to meet with serious
competition ii will be so far in Ihe
future that we may leave tlm worrying
to lilt, i' ueiieintiolis.
Shooting on 1'reserveit I.uniW.
Heeauso some of our Southern States
allow uien with guns 10 violate the law
and escape without penally, there is
. viiL inly honest confusion as to xvhav
extent members of club preserves are
amenable io State laws.
I have recently been asked by cor
li siiondoiits from widely separated
quarters whether game on club or in
dividual preserves may be shot out of
season, ami if so, in what extent.
Individual owners and members of
dubs are just as liable to the State
laws ;is any individual in the State. No
iu liv iilual owner has a right to shoot
quail or oilier game bird on bis private
pti.periy during Hie closed season for
that biri!. aud no club member has 11
i ig'ui to shoot any kind of game on the
itib property during tlie closed season.
If 1 hoy ln. they are liable to arrest
li is strange there should be conftt-
imi on this point, but there is. and no
doubt there will be until the court has
delivered its lessoti far and near. Mem
bers of game preserves may no more
violate lh" State laws, because they
nr.. on ilieir own property, than au iu
dividual may break other laws of the
State because ho is ill his own back
yard. Nor is this at all unique to
America: both in Fngland and France
private and club mouthers are obliged
to observe the game laws with respect
to the closed and open season, like the
lowliest of the people. -Caspar Whit
ney, lu Hut ing.
Itnfs CnIrlil Plitgne 'rrlir.
Acnrding 10 a report issued by lr. H.
,T. isiaekmoiv. lately plague officer at
Port L'lizahoth, South Africa, aud for
merly at Itombay and at Calcutta,
there can be 110 dotibi that rats cany
nu. I i"iH.if:.ilo Hint tlscasc. Ill lact.
the paper goes to show that human be
ings do not tarry the disease, and that
rais are alone responsible. Of nearly
forty cases of plague that occurred In
Fori Klizabcth almost all were Infect
ed from living near stacks of food in
which rats were found dead of this
disease. One place where plague broke
out was two miles from any other
place where it had occurred, and here
1 biri v ib ad nils were found iu a small
stable close to the patient's house. The
lend rats wore examined microscopi
cally, and guinea pigs wer also inocu
lated from them and dhd of the same
disease. The exact mode of Inoculation
is said to have been through the me
dium of lions, which leave the bodies of
the rats before they are cold aud seek
other tjuariers. which sometimes hap
pen 10 be human.
The II hM Hiitl I lie Title.
Once upoii a liine there was a fair
young girl who had many suitors,
inn she received them all with equal
giaciousuvss and waited for her affec
tions to diciale which should be the
especially favored tine.
Fiiiallv. she heart 1 that a rich uncle
of one of her wooers had died, leaving
bint a clear and unencumbered title
to many acios of very valuable land.
When next she met the young man she
showed quite plainly that Ucr affec
tions bad begun In dictate.
The result was that they were mar
ried when ihe next Juue came- around.
Moral -Til les are attractive, even tv
Auiorlcj. Mew York Herald.