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SENATOR ALLEN DECLINES
Ho Prefers to Servo In tho Itnnlts Where
Ho Can Do tho Mont Good Impresses
Grntlllratton it tlio High Commondn
tlnn Accorded Him, but Must Declluo
to Stand as Presidential Candidate for
Allen Leaves tho Presidential Field.
' Lincoln, April 8. United States Sen
ator William V. Allen positively de
clines to become n candidate for tho
presidential nomination on tho popu
list ticket. The decision was commu
nicated to Governor llolcomb on March
24. Tho lotter was In reply to a re
quest from tho governor for a state
ment of the senator's position. A great
many letters have been received by
Senator Allen from iniluential populist
politicians in other states prior to and
since tho letter was written. In con
sequence the letter to tho governor has
been held in the hopes that Senator
Allen would reconsider his purpose.
He has been stoutly urged to do so
since declining to Governor llolcomb,
but ho absolutely refuses to consider
His letter of declination is as follows:
Washington, March 24, 1890. lion.
Silas A. Holcolmb, Lincoln, Neb.: My
Dear Governor I have just been read
ing the very pleasant things said of mo
in connection with the populist nomin
ation for tho presidency, in your recent
interview published in tho press dis
patches, for which please except my
thanks. Tho favorable mention of my
name with the high office of president
of the United States by tho chief ex
ecutive of my own state, who is him
self able and well qualified by educa
tion, temperament and experience to fill
the exalted position, possesses double
value and is truly gratifying.
I have not been unconscious, for
several months, that a strong senti
ment existed in the populist party
throughout the nation favorable to my
nomination, and I will not disguise
from you -that it has given mo much
pleasure to know that my services in
the United States senate have been in
strumental iu prompting the use of my
name in that connection. I have also
observed quite an extensive discussion
of the matter in the public press, and I
have been the recipient of hundreds of
letters asking me if I would be a can
didate for the nomination, or accept it
if tendered me.
Fully realizing that ordinarily it is to
be considered indelicate to either ac
cept or decline n nomination that has
not been tendered, still I feel that tho
time lias come when, in the interest of
the party, I should speak openly and
frankly, ns I desiro above all things to
promote the interest of the populist
party, and by that means tho interest
of my country. Deeply conscious that
it would be a distinguished honor to be
the standard bearer of a great political
part', founded upon tho principles of
eternal justice and right, a party that
must, in my judgment, soon succeed to
tho administration of our national gov
ernment, I nevertheless deem it unwise
to permit my name to be used as a can
didate. I think every true citizen should, nt
this time, consult the interests of tho
country and not his own personal de
sire. 1 do not feol that my experience
has been such as to warrant mo in be
ing a candidate for the nomination, or
in accepting it if it should be tendered
me. There aro many older and abler
men In the party than I am, highly well
qualified o make tho race, and I feel
confident that I can do the cause great
er good by remaining where I am,
fighting in the ranks for success, than
by accepting the nomination if it should
bo tendered. The welfaro of the party,
and, therefore, the welfare of the coun
try, is to be consulted at all times; prin
ciples count for everything, nnd men
for nothing, in our struggle.
Permit me also to say in this connec
tion that there are personal reasons
why I should not bo a candidate,
among which is tho important fact that
I have a family of children whose
education must bo looked after at this
time, and who need my personal super
vision more now than they have ever
needed it before, or will ever need it
again, and I must not permit myself to
imperil their interests for my own pro
motion. Profoundly grateful to my fellow
citizens of the stato and nation for tho
flattering mention of my name in con
nection with tho highest oflico on
earth. I sincerely trust that hereafter
attehtion will not bo centered on me,
but on somo gentlemau better qualified
to discharge tho duties of tho position
in tho event of an election, and that
wisdom will characterize tho forma
tion of our platform and the nomina
tion we maj' make. I have tho honor
to be, very truly your friend,
William V. Alli:n.
A llendlsh Outrage.
Washington, Mo., April 8. One of
the most horrible crimes ever com
mitted in tho history of Franklin
county occurred nt Mozell, a amall
town in tlio southeastern part of this
county Saturday night. William
Ilobiuson, a farm hand of that vicini
ty, criminally assaulted littlo Bertha
Zumwnlt, aged 11 years, which cuino
very near causing her death. Robin
eon was arrested and at a preliminary
hearing pleaded guilty to tho charge.
He was taken to Union to jail in do
fault of n 85,000 bond to await the
action of tho grand jury. Excitement
runs high in tho vicinity and no doubt
Ilobiuson will receive tho full penalty
of the luw.
Election Frauds at Victor.
Vicnon, CoL, April 8. Many deputy
sheriffs nrrived hero on a spocial train
from Cripple Creek this morning for
the purpose of arresting voters alleged
to be illegally registered. The move
is taken in the interest of the citizens'
(Republican) ticket Tho deputies
made over forty arrests before day
light, and twenty-two were taken to
Cripple Creek. At 3:30 o'clock Jnnies
Doylo, People's candidate for mayor,
made a spoeck in which ho requested
tho crowds on tho streets to disperse,
and they did so. Tho local officials
resent any interference by tho sheriff's
WILL THE PRESIDENT ACT?
Tlio Joint Cnban Itesoluttons Rent to tho
Washington, April 8. Tho Senate
concurrent resolutions on tho Cuban
question woro delivered to Privato
Secretary Thurbor this morning by
Mr. Piatt, one of the executive clerks
of tho Senate. Later in tho day they
will bo sent to tho Stato department,
ns tho law requires that such resolu
tions shall bo printed in tho book of
laws annually published by tho de
partment. Ordinarily concurrent res
olutions aro not forwarded to tho
President, ns thoy do not rcqulro his
signature, but theso resolutions wcro
sent to him as tho Armenian resolu
tions wcro, because they oxpross tho
opinion that ho should tender tho of
fices of tho United States to Spain for
tho recognition of Cuban independ
ence and arc, therefore, a direction to
him in so far as Congress can direct
tho President In such n proceeding.
Secretary Olncy wont early to tho
White house and remained in closo
consultation with tlio President for
somo time. This caused tho general
circulation of a report that tlio two
were engaged in tho preparation of a
special message to Congress.
Some assort that tlio President will
do nothing at present, at least, whllo
others aro confident that ho wlH crivo
effect to tho expression of tho Sonato
and House by issuimr a proclamation
recognizing Cuban belligerency, nnd
a few declare tho conviction that ho
will go tho Senate and House one bet
ter and recognize Cuban indepen
dence. Those who predict non-action
on tho executive's part arc largely in
tho majority. Nearly all who profess
tho belief that Mr. Cleveland will bo
heard from base their opinion upon a
statement inado by Mr. Hltt, chair
man of tho Foreign Affairs commltteo,
during tho debate on tlio resolutions.
When Mr. nitt was asked as to what
would bo tho effect of tho resolutions
in case the President took no notico
of them, he said they would havo no
effect, but he averred that ho had
every confidenco that tho President
would not ignore a decided expression
of the Atnorican people through their
representatives; that ho would bo
recreant to his trust if ho did. It is
argued that Mr. Hltt very likely had
somo assurances on which to predi
cate his opinion as to tho reception
tho resolutions would meet at tlio
Tbo House Committee Favors Itcvlval ot
Washington, April 8. Tho Houso
committee on military affairs to-day
decided to report favorably tho follow
ing resolution to bestow tho rank of
lieutcuant general on General Nelson'
Resolved, etc., That the grade of
lieutenant general bo and the same is
hereby revived in the army of tho
United States in order that when, in
tlio opinion of the President and Sen
ito, it shall bo deemed proper to ac
knowledge the distinguished services
tho major general commanding tho
irmy, rendered in tho volunteer army
luring tho lato civil war and
in command of expeditions against
hostile Indians in tho frontier Statos
and Territories, tho grade of lieu
tenant general may bo specially con
ferred; provided, however, that when
tho said grade of lieutenant general
lhall have onco been filled and be
come vacant, this joint resolution
shall thereafter explro and becomo of
no effect; provided, furthor, that
nothing in this resolution shall in
crease the number of general officers
if the army."
Tho vote" was 8 to 4 in favor of tho
Action of Congress Diminishes Chances
for Cuban Autonomy.
London, April 8. The Times pub
lishes a Madrid dispatch which says:
"The hope that Wcyler would obtain
some decided advantage over the
rebels beforo tho final vote of the
American Congress must now
bo abandoned, It is quite cer
tain the Spanish nation will
unhesitatingly refuse to accept
the United States' dictation, no mat
ter how far public opinion favors such
reforms in Cuba as would put an end
to the rebellion. No Spaniard will be
found to venture such nn opinion.
Even the Republicans would only ask
for Cuban autonomy in altered cir
cumstances. It is nn open secret that
tho Liberal leaders would consent to
such radical reforms as woufd amount
to autonomy if tho United States
abandoned its present polley. Senor
Castelar would consent to tho fullest
concessions provided Spain's sovereign
rights were secured "
IOWA PATENT OFFICE REPORT,
Des Moines, April 3. Patents havo
been allowed to Iowa inventors as
follows: To II. Mendenhall and F. D.
Davis, of Audubon, for important im
provements relating to a feed trough
for animals, for which patent No.
330,915 was issued to tho said Menden
hall April 13, 18S0. To J. W. Terman,
of New Sharon, for a composition for
purifying and preserving butter, sweet
milk, etc., and destroying bacteria or
other micro-organisms therein. Rancid
butter treated therewith and sterilized
thereby is said to bo as good and sweet
as frcsh.butter. Valuable information
about obtaining, valuing nnd selling
patents sent freo to any address.
Printed copies of the drawings and
specifications of any United States
patent sent upon receipt of 25 cents.
Our practico is not restricted to Iowa
nnd inventors in other states can have
our services on same terms as the
Tiiomas G. and J. Ralph Onwio,
Solicitors of Patents.
Fourteen Missouri Democratic Conven
tions Stand by White Metal Men.
St. Louis. Mo., April 6. Cole, Sa
line, Macon, Atchison, Linn, Ran
dolph, Marlon, Carter, Schuyler, Fay
ette, Calloway, Taney, St. Francois
and Knox County Democratic conven
tions yesterday choso freo sliver dele
gates to the Sedalia convention, with
instructions to vote for only 10 to 1
delegates to the Chicago convention.
Stone, lUand, Cockrell hnd Vest wero
indorsed for dclcgates-at-lurge by
many of the conventions.
i BIG SUMS SET ASIDE.
LIBERAL APPROPRIATION FOR
WORKS OF DEFENSE.
A Tatnt of 811,334,000 Authorized for
lun nnd Mortar llattorles, Sites for
rortlflcntlons, Ben Willis nnd ICmbnnk
ments, Torpedoes for Harbor Defense,
Ktc. Tho Deport of Congressman
ltalner of Nebraska.
Millions for Defense.
Washington, April 11. Tho Houso
committee on appropriations to-day
reported tho bill for fortifications and
other works of defense, for thoir ar
mament and for heavy ordnnuco for
trial and scrvlco for tho fiscal year
which begins next July. It carries
Bpcclflc appropriations amounting to
$5,842,000, and in addition authority Is
given to tho secretary of war to
mako contracts for tho furthor ex
penditure of 53,512,000 by tho
engineer and ordnnuco departments,
making n total authorized expend
iture of 811,344,000. Tho war depart
ment estimates, on which tho bill Is
based, amounted to S3, OK), GOO
Tho report accompanying tho bill
made by Mr. Haiuer of Nebraska 6iiys:
"During the Forty-ninth Conirress no
appropriations woro made on account
of fortiUcatious, their maintenance or
armament, and for tho twolvo fiscal
years from 187f to 188(1 inclusive tho
appropriation on this account aver
aged only Sfj'i0,750 per annum, and
only 103,500 per annum for tho
fourteen years including 18?7 and 1888,
for which two fiscal years no speci
fic appropriations were mado. Tho
bill reported contains appropriations
in continuanco of tho policy adopted
by tho Fiftieth Congress, and by tho
Fifty-first, Fifty-second and Fifty
third Congresses. Tho appropriations
by said acts for tho eight fiscal years
1880-:89o aggregate S22,4o0,224, or an
average of 82,811, 128 per annum."
The principal appropriations in tho
present bill are as follows: Gun and
mortar batteries 80,200,000; sites for
fortifications S-50,00(-, preservation
and repair of fortifications 50,000, sea
walls and embankments 817,975, tor
pedoes for harbor defense S100,000, ar
mament for fortifications 85,502,073,
proving ground, Sandy Hook, N. .1.,
8-18,000, Watertown, Mass., arsenal
813,500, ordnance and fortifications
DEFENDED HIS RELIGION.
Representative Fltzgeinld Attacks the
A. r. A.
Washington, April 1 1. Tho District
I of Columbia appropriation bill, which
was recommitted early in March, after
a protracted lignt against appropria
tions for privato nnd sectarian char
itable institutions, was brought into
tho House yesterday, with tho specific
appropriations stricken out, and con
taining in lieu thereof an appropria
tion of n lump sum for charities to bo
expended under the direction of the
District commissioners, with the pro
viso that no part of tho appropriation
should go to Institutions in ecclesias
tical or sectarian control. The fea
ture of thodebato was a. vigorous at
tuek on tho A. P. A. by Mr. Fitzgerald
(Democrat) of Massachusetts.
"It has been stated," said he, "that
members of tho A. P. A. organization
never mado any opposition to tho np
prlatlons for these Institutions until
the night before, and then they bom
barded thu committee room and in
sisted upon tho appropriations for
these institutions being stricken out
"Tho animus of this organization,"
he proceeded, "Is well known. Mem
bers of tho House havo been impor
tuned not in the interest of justice,
of freedom or of a broad spirit of lib
erality and Americanism, to oppose
this bill, but because it appropriated
money for Catholic institutions. I
stand upon this floor born and bred a
Roman Catholic, and proud of it, and
I deny tho right of any secret, cath
bound organization to come before the
legal representatives of the people
and by its dark, deep, underhand
methods, seek to deprive mo ana tho
members of tho religion which I pro
fess of the honest rights and privi
leges and dues of American citizen
ship. SENATOR HILL MODEST.
the New Yorker Declines to Declare
Himself a Presidential Candidate.
New Yohk, April 11. Senator David
15. Hill arrived in town last night
from Washington, accompanied by
Congressman Walsh, who has come
home to bury his little daughter.
Mr. Hill talked freely on various
subjects, including the Raines law,
but he would not say whether ho
would bo a candidate for tho presi
dency. "There aro so many candi
dates, you know. There is nothing
in tho statement that I um to take
charge of the Democratic campaign
In New York State. Nothing has
been done yet, and I can not just now
say when tho State convention will
be held. What may happen I can not
foresee, but I know nothing of taking
up the management of the party in
this State nt presort t."
Contest CUIm Cut Materially.
Washington, April 11. Houso Elec
tions Committee No. 3, in pursuance
of its policy of reducing the claims
for expenses in contested cases, has
reached a decision in the caso of fif
teen contestants and contestccs. The
total amount asked for was 831,05.,
and that allowed 817,775. The law
provides for an alio wan co of 82,000 for
expenses in contested eases, and it is
understood to bo the purpose of the
committee to in no case approve of
claims for more than the statutory
SPANISH TEMPER COOLER.
People and Papers Cheered by European
Madrid, April 11. A better feeling
prevails, especially among the jour
nalists and the politicians, because of
the sympathy for Spain displayed by
the press of Europe, and especially of
France. Resides, official telegrams
from the Spanish legation in Wash
ington assuro this government that
President Cleveland will take no ac
tion on the Cuban resolution adopted
by Congress and will not move at all
in tho matter until tho war in Cuba
takes somo decisive turn.
A FATHER'S CRIME.
Shoots Ills Duncliter nnd Her Lover nnd
Houston, Tox., April 1 1. At Ml Ill
can, Texas, a few minutes nfter 3
o'clock yesterday morning, .lolin
ltrooks shot nnd killed his daughter,
Mollie ltrooks, seriously wounded her
swoothenrt, A. C Worrels, nnd then
Worrels and Miss llrooks were lovers
and had mado up their minds to marry
in opposition to the wishes ot tho
young woman's father. Whon tho
north bound Central train, duo
hero nt 2:0U n. in., slopped nt tho
station tho young peoplo woro thero
ready to get aboard and run nway.
Worrels helped Miss llrooks upon
tlio first stop of tho platform, and just
as sho got. up hor father, who stopped
from tho other stdo of tho car, fired
upon her, shooting her through tho
right breast, tlio bullet passing
through her body. Sho foil backward
into the arms of her lover, with tho
words: "Oh, Arthur, father luiskillod
me," and Immediately oxplrod.
As Worrels bent down to lay her on
tho platform, Urooks fired upon. him
under the cur.tho ball passing through
his neck nnd making n serious and
probably fatal wound.
After thu uliootinir llrooks. who linn
been employed nt tho rock quarry of
Green & Olfve, went to tho qunrrynnd
tried to borrow a pistol, but could not
gotono. Ho then went to'tho pow
der house, secured a box of dynamite
and going away about 100 yards sat
down upon it nnd applied a match.
A terrific explosion followed, which
toro him to pieces, not enough frag
ments being gathered up to fill n cigar
A FAMILY EXTERMINATED.
A Michigan Attorney Kilts Ills Wlfo,
Threo Children nnd Himself.
Pkntwatku, Mich., April U When
neighbors went to tho houso of II. 1).
Minchall, a local insurance agent and
attorney, tills morning, they could
not got In. Officers wcro sent for and
broke in tho door. Mrs. Minchall was
found lying on tho floor of the sitting
room with a bullet hole In her temple.
Near her was tho dead body of her
daughter Ruby, about 10 years old.
In tho corner of tho same room lay
Minchall, an empty revolver clutched
in his hand. He, too, was dead. In
an adjoining bedroom wero found tho
bodies of George, nged -1, and ills in
fant brother. They wore in bed to
gether, and death had evidently come
upon them whllo thoy slept.
Tho motive in MinchalPs crime is
still a mystery, but it is expected that
tho inquest now in progress will clear
the matter up. Minchall camo hero
three years ago from-Chicago.
FREE COINAGE PLANS.
SUverltes to Dictate Terms In tho Chi
Washington, April U. Senator
Harris, in discussing tho freo Bilver
"Tho committee of which I am
chairman is in receipt of abundant in
formation from tho various states to
justify my assertion at tills time that
the free colnago people will enter tho
Chicago convention with a pronounced
majority, such a majority as will dic
tate terms from the start. Theso
terms will bo unchangeable. Thoy
will be free coinage of silver at tho
ratio of iG to 1, and the candidate
must stand squarely upon tho plat
form. Thero will be no surrender.
As masters of tho field, wo shall writo
tho platform and name th"o candidate."
MAYBRICK CASE AGAIN.
Mr. Sherman Objects to Any Action by
the Senate on tho Resolution.
Washington, April 11. In tho Sen
ate to-day Mr. Call presented a joint
resolution concerning the imprison
ment of Mrs. Maybrick and reqnesting
that tho President intervene with tho
Dritlsh authorities toward securing
"hnt ought not to bo introduced
here, and I move to lay tho resolution
on tho table," interposed Mr Sher
man. "The Senate of tho United
States has no jurisdiction ovor the
On a viva voce vote Mr. Sherman's
motion appeared to prevail, but Mr.
Call nsked for a roll call, and then
began a speech in opposition. There
upon Mr. Sherman said that ho would
assent to a reference of tho resolution
to the judiciary committee, and this
was agreed to.
A NEGRO'S CRIME.
Suicide Committed Whllo Undor Pursuit
for Attempted Murder.
Lkavknwoutii, Kan., April II.
George Owens, colored, employed as sta
bleman by nn officer at Fort Leaven
worth, attempted, with probable suc
cess, to murder Cora lloston, a young
colored womun employed at tho of
ficers' mess at tho post, on Shawnee
street, a few paces from tho police
station, yesterday afternoon at 3
Owens then ran west on Shawnee
street, with Captain Murphy of tho
police force and others in closo pur
suit. While crossing a pasture a half
mile away Owons, being hard pressed,
cut his throat witli the razor he had
used on his sweetheart a few minutes
bofore, almost decapitating himself.
The negro had sworn to kill Cora
Boston because of jealousy.
Memphis, Tonn., April l:, The
Tennessee Derby was won hero yes
terday by Dr. McLean's brown gelding
Herclair. The day was an ideal ono
for racing und the crowd numbered
Ilutti Cleveland Has Measles.
Wasiiinoton, April 11. The measles
fs running its course In the President's
family. This morning Ruth, tho first
born, contracted tho disease. Little
Esther is progressing rapidly toward
recovery. So far Uaby Marion has
not shown signs of tho ailment.
Tanner' Nomination Assured.
Simungfikld, 111., April 11, More
thun 7 CO delegates already elected to
the Republican Stato convention havo
been Instructed to vote for John R.
Tanner for governor, or about forty
more than a majority of the entlro
convention. . .
IN WOMAN'S CORNER.
INTERESTING READINO FOR
DAMES AND DAMSELS.
Rome Current Notes of tho Modes Cos
tamo In Green nnd Drown, lllack nnd
Violet A Olrl from tho West Hints
for thn Household.
VERY b 1 o b s e d
woman who dnrei
is wearing tho
wrnploss ault on
tho Btrcet They
aVo built to show oft
tho llguro, and aro
over as much moro
dashing thnn tho
worn nil winter. A
smart gown of deep
reddish purplo ImB ncccsorles of smoke
gray broadcloth and bands of thlbot
Tho Bklrt Is tho usual flaring sort, well
BOt out at tho foot and lined with rus
tling purplo tnffota, tho sort that re
tains its frou-frou. The bodice is short
and round, confined by n vest at tho
back and with deep tabs of gray broad?
cloth, outlined with tho fur, oxtending
deeply ovor tho hirs. A broad, sbleld
fihaped vest of tho sarao la trimmed
across tho top with tho fur, giving tho
nppearanco of n round yoko. A thickly
FIVE WELL-DRESSED WOMEN.
choued collarette of plum colored chif
fon flnlBkcs the neck, while a hat with
a flaring brim 1b of black, tossed off
carelessly and mado elegant by crisp
bows of black satin ribbon and glitter
ing ornaments ot rhlnestonea.
Some very stunning now things are
seen in tailor-made suits. This la Just
tho season for them, and nothing looks
moro chic and dashing than a smartly
cut, perfectly finished gown, such ns
tailor gowns always are. Ono of tho
most fetching and wonderfully becom
ing to tbo brown-haired, splendidly
groomed woman who wore it was of
dull Prussian blue, trimmed with black
Boutache braid. Tho skirt had nlno
breadths, oach one very sharply cut to
a point at tho waist and exceedingly
wide at the foot The jacket is only
moderately short and full of ripples at
the hips. It has sharp, rolling rovers,
richly braided with black, and a tiny
waistcoat of richly embossed black
satin. With this natty gown Is worn
a Bwaggor littlo linen shirt front, and
Standing collar, which, with a dashing
club tie ot scarlet, completes the cos
tume. Chicago Chronicle.
Green and Drown.
There Is something to suit tho propor
tions of tho stcut maiden who would
havo an appearance of a sylph-ltke
form. The perpendicular bands of the
trimming are wonderfully helpful in
giving tho figure seeming length. This
gown savors strongly of spring, with
lta combination of soft stem green and
cinnamon brown. Tho material is the
satin smooth broadcloth so in favor
now. Tho Bklrt has five gores very
gracefully fashioned, with a lovely
Bwceplng effect at tho bottom, At
equal distances tho skirt, which Is mado
up of green, is trimmed with lnch-wldo
bunds of brown, cut with tho raw edges
and stitched on both Bides. Tho bod
Ico 1b beautifully shaped and flares out
smartly over tho hips In short basques.
Thero is a yoko of graylBh laco over
laying grcon Batln. Tho tops of tho
alcoves aro also of laco, covered with
satin, giving tho appoaranco of tight
imdorsleevcs of tho laco, whllo tho cloth
slcovo 1b allowed to droop considerably
at tho elbow. Straps ot brown deco
rato tho Blcovca from wrist to top.
Straps ot brown extend ovor tho Bhoul
ders ot tho bodlco. Thero is a high
stock of laco, with a rucho mado of loops
of green sntln ribbon. A Jaunty hat
in Mario Antolnetto stylo has a narrow
brim rolling nt both sides and a low,
oval crown of soft tinted green satin.
Tho trimming tB directly at tho back,'
and consists of huge choux of dull green
moussollno do solo nnd stiff bouquots
of Parma vlolots. Ono tall black plumo
finishes It. Thoro Is exceeding dash
about thlarlg, while ltlamadostlllmoro
nttractlvo by tho plump, brown-eyed
girl, who wears it. Tho colors aro por
ted symbols of spring, and whon sho
tuckB a bunch of tragrant violets under
her dainty, dimpled chin tho effect la
Iltaclc and Violet.
A smart gown la made up of black
broadcloth, with a very smooth surface.
Alas for It, whon spots of rain fall,
every ono will show ns plain as day.
Droadcloth ought always to be spongod
beforo being, mado up, although it does
remove somo of the glo83, Thia black
gown has a widely flaring Bklrt, cut en
Paquin, with not a vestlgo ot trimming
to be seen upon it It has a stiff lining
of soft, violet-colored taffeta, finished
with a lot of dust ruffles at tho bottom.
The coat Is smartly fashioned in tho
favorite short-walsted mode, so becom
ing to a pretty figure. Tho ripples
show a lining of tho violet silk. There
is no center back seam, and the two
side scams aro outlined In black silk
cord, finished at tho top with a twist.
The slashed yoke has an under piece of
gauffered chiffon in black, both back
and front. An odd double collar ot stiff
black sets up about tho face.
A Qlrl from tho West.
From the Washington Post: It waa
In statuary hall one day of last week.
Sho was a pretty girl of perhaps IS,
with a certain unmistakable air ot be
ing from tho west. Sho wa3 all alono
and not at all embarrassed. He was a
portly gentleman, with a neck that
wrinkled under bis collar at tho back
and a head that left timber line halt
way up. She walked about gazing In
terestedly at this and that She hadn't
the slightest need ot a guide, but he
marched up to her and offered his ser
vices with a somewhat obese but per
fectly killing smile. She let him make
his little speeches and smilo his littlo
smile in silence, At length he said:
"You'll pardon my speaking to yon
this way, but"
"Oh, yes, of course," she Interrupted,
"you do remind me so much ot grand
pa." Household Hints.
To make marking Ink, take ono
drachm of nitrate ot silver, ono of gum
arable, one ounce ot rain or distilled
water, and mix until dissolved.
A tiny piece of bicarbonate of soda
mixed with tomatoes that are to be
cooked with milk or cream will. If added
first, prevent the milk from curdling.
To mend a broken plaster cast, paint
the broken surfaco over two or three
times with very thick shellac varnish,
and after each application burn the al
cohol over the flame. When tbo shellao
is soft, press tho parts together and tie
In place until cold. The article will ba
as strong as it was before being broken..
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