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_ I I IIIl I I IIII I I I Ill I OF THE WEEK i , ,, Imp0rtaat Happenings of the Past Seven Days. feinting Items Gathered from All ~ta of the World Condensed htto Small Space for the .Oezeegt ot Our /tenders, Personal. l~ry d-Robinson, a widely known ~er of Akron, Ohio, died recently [cart disease. At the time of lfls lh he was engaged in building an ~Ic llne between Omaha and Lln* ~ Neb. !movement, brought about by the ~t birth of his 43d child to one IkI8 five wives, has been inaugu- in Salt Lake to have Joseph E. ~th, president of the Mormon [~eh tried for unlawful cohabita- Ltliltam Allen White was the guest iluncheon recently of Presidsnt ~evelt at Sagamore Hill. bbert R. Hitt, of Illinois, Chair- of the house eommtttee on for- relations, died recently at Nar- Isett pier. He was 72 years old. :eary A. Buchtel, chancellor of the ~Ver university, has been named mucceed Phillip B. Stewart, re- ~d, as the republican candidate gOvernor of Colorado. e~. Nicolaieff of the Russian ar- ,ry, was recently assassinated on !Streets of Warsaw. :S. Conway, of Chicago, has been ted grand sire of the supreme ~d lodge o Odd FelloWs. enry L. Palmer, of Milwaukee, has been elected sovereign commander of northern Juris- ,on of the Scottish Rite Masons ~arles E. Magoon, governor .of Panama zone, has been appointed governor general of the Phtlip- ~h~sten Churchill, the novelist, defeated for the republican nomi- on for governor of New Hamp- ~, by Charles M. Floyd, the ma ~e canF~ida~e. llss Hazel Mulvane, a Topeka, ~., society girl, caused a sensation that city by eloping with George flburt, a ball player, and part er of a "joint." ~eneer F. Eddy, of Illinois, first ~tary of the American embaSS~t St. Petersburg, has been tranC- ed to a similar position at Berlin. eter Schutler, the millionaire wa- ! n~anufaeturer and pioneer of ChJ- ~, died recently in Langenschwal- li, Germany, at the summer real- ee of his brother-in-law, Adolphus leh, of St. Louis. m.eenao---"~ou., ~essrs. Taft and Bacon have prac- ~lly abandoned hope of settling ! trouble in Cuba wlthont direct ~rVention by the United States and t~ so notified the president. [tWelve deaths, the injuring of ~es of other pers'on~ and $500,000 ~ges to property were caused at o, Tenn., recently by the explo- of a car of dynamite ~tanding the railroad track in the center the business district. ~e jury in the peonage cases :it Ds Glrardeau, Me., convicted the tiths, father and son, and five ten- for holding negroes in slavery. s sentences range from 3 yearsI the penitentiary and a fine of $5,-I I to 2~ years and a fine of $100. ] ~r. Thompson, American ambassa'l ~to Mexico, reports to the state de-I ~t~ent that not only was there no ~rbances during Mexico's nation"I ~elebration, but that continued ex"I ~Slons of friendliness for Amerl-j ta was heard from the people. ] tour bids have been received bYI ~ government for furnishing Chi'l labor for the Panama canal. The bid was ten cents an hour In !d--tNo award was made. b~elve persons are dead and 17 ~red In the wreck of the Scotch ~ress on the Great Northern rail- ~i at Grantham, England. ~ae veterans of Wllder's ~brigade, the army of the Cumberland,. were Confederate guests recently of ~rans at a basket dinner on Chlck- at~ga battlefield. Frisco freight train went through ~rldge on the South Canadian river ~r Carleton, Ok., causing the death the engineer and fireman. The ikeman is missing. Fifteen cars In the bed of the river. ~ae bribery case against R. M" hler, a Kansas City promoter, ha~ dismissed at St Louis because ge Reynolds refuse(t a continuanc~ the state, who charged that the~" ~esses had been tampered with kept away by the defendant. . ~e leaders of tthe insurgents In aaa province have sent to M;. ~Per, the American charge da- ~s in Cuba, a letter stating their 't~gness to suspend hostlliti.ea u~ assurance that a new genera~ e~e~ ! Will be held under supervision o~ Red States authority. ~s engine, tender, bagage, mail, .coach and smoker of a Rock ~; Passenger train plunged throng ldge into the Cimarron river n~.:i ter, Ok., recently. Many of t~ ~agers were rescued, The dea ' is placed at eight but may he ~ged by later reports. ~hdevelops that in the typhoon recently ~wept over the harb~4 ~Iongkong, 12 ships were sunk, .z damaged and half of the ~latlve rt in the harbor were sunk. It t~tJmated that more than 5,00 ~u ~ese were drowned. Secretary of State Root is return- ing from his South American trip by way of Panama, where he will cross the isthmus to Colon and proceed at once to join Taft and Bacon in Cuba to assist in suppressing the insurrec- tion. By the explosion of the boiler of a freight engine near Monongahela, Pa., the engineer and fireman were killed and four other trainmen severe- ly injured. The United States cruiser Dixie has arrived at Cienfuegos, Cuba. with 300 marines on board to assist the Mari- etta in protecting American planta- tions there. In a report to the Interstate Com- merce commission, the Pennsylvania railroad shows that in its lines east of Pittsburg and Erie. it owns 133,- 411 freight cars and that 130,915, or 98 per cent of these are equipped with air brakes.. ~In a violent explosion at Havana, be, two brick buildings were wrecked, six killed and many Injured. It ts suspected the building was dyna- mited. Attorney General Hadley, of Mis- souri, has secured from H. Clay Pierce an admission on the witness stand that the majority stock-of the Waters-Pierce Oil company is owned by the Standard Oil company. The Kansas state superintendent of schools has notified the authorities at Wichita that the negro children of that city must attend the separate schools provided for them or go to Jail under the state truancy law. Customs dock No. 4 at Buenos Ayres, Argentine republic ,has been destroyed by fire causing a loss of more than $1,000,000. William H. Ritter, of Denver, one of the witnesses whom the state re- lied upon in the Snyder boodle case in St. Louis has been arrested. He will be held pending an investigation into the charge that he was bribed to stay away. Eight masked men held the people of White Cloud, Mich., at bay recent- ly while they robbed the banks of $4,000 in currency. The steamship City of Seattle, en route to Alaska went on the rocks near Victoria recently. The passen- gers were reported safe. By a recent decision of the United States supreme court interest upon government bonds is taxable in the various states. Survivors of the famous "Iron brigade" held a reunion recently on Snodgrass Hill near Chattanooga, Tenn., where they fought in 1863. The normal school at Stanberry, Me., was destroyed ree~n$1y by fire causing a loss of $75,000. Incendiar- ism is suspected. Every department of the army has made arrangements to meet any emergency that may arise should in- tervention in Cuba become necessary. By a decision of Judge Kohlsaat in the federal court of Chicago mem- bers of the four ticket brokers' asso- ciations, controlling the greater Part of that business throughout the United States have been perpetually enjoined from "scalping." President Roosevelt has extended the eight hour law to apply to all public work under the supervision of any department of the government. Gov. McDonald, of Colorado, has called a "drY" farming congress to be held in Denver November 22, 23 and 24 next. The cruiser Des Moines with Secre- tary Taft and Assistant Secretary of State Bacon ou board arrived lu Ha- vana harbor on time and the officials immediately began the investigation of the causes of the Cuban trouble. The National Dental association has elected Dr. A. H. Peck, of Chica- go, president, and Dr. D. J. McMil- Inn, of Kansas City, as vice president The next meeting will be held in Minneapolis, Minn. O. B. Stollard, cashier of the Pep- pies' National bank at Sedan, Ken., has disappeared leaving a note noti- fying his wife that he is a defaulter, The amount of the deficit is not stated. The attorney general of Texas has filed suits against the Waters-Pierce Oil company to cancel its license to do business in the state and asks fines and penalties aggregating $5,- 228,400. The royal Bavarian mint at Munich was recently entered by robbers through a dry underground canal and $32,500 taken. The cornerstone of Chicago's new county building, which wheu com- pleted will be the largest in the World, was recently laid with elaborate cere- monies. Vice President Fairbanks was the orator of the occasion. At eprlil~fleld, Minn., 11 buildings were de~lished by a belated torna- do recently. No lives were lost. By an agreement between those in- terested the legatees of the will ot Russell Sage are to receive double the amount of their legacies. The will was admitted to probate without protest. The entire fleet of 600 fishing Junks were lost in the recent typhoon at Hongkong, China. This increases the mortality to 10,000 persons. Heavy rains In southwestern Kan- sas have caused much damage along the Ninnescah river. The state fish hatcheries at Pratt and Turon were washed out. Many railroad bridges were destroyed and live stock drowned. Silver reached the highest prlee tn ten years when it sold in New York at 68 3.8 cents an ounce. Capt. Ira L. Fradenhall, of the quar- termaster's department, has been charged in the court of first instance at Manila with the misappropriatloa of public funds. COLORADO NEWS ITEMS The Boulder fruit market is glutted with the plum crol). Judg~ Owers has been ~$mminated by the Lcadvilie Democrats. On the ]Sih Pike's Peak was cov- ered with four feet of snow. Mrs Carrie Nation has been inves- tigating coeditions at Cripple Creek. Heavy rains about Sunday may have have a bad effect upon the sugar beet crop. Denver Elks have bought four lots at a cost of $51,000, on which they will erect a fine club house. A congress of those interested in dry farming will be held in Denver, November 23d, 24th and 25th. Denver business men spent last week in visiting many of the towns "in the southwestern part of the state to pick up business. The Fremont eounty fair opened au- spiciously at Canon City on the 19th. The displays were fine and good weather Insures good altendanee. Frederick E. Hagen, B. A., Univers- ity of Colorado, and a junior in the Colorado School of Law, has been ap- pointed secretary of the university to fill the vacancy caused hy the resigna- tion of Harry Kessner. The Fremont County Fair closed on the 21st, and was the most successful 'event in the history of the association, and the directors rejoiced to-night. over the fact of the large surplus in the treasury after paying all the bills. Plans for the approaching conven- tion of the American Mining Congress are now being completed by that or- ganization, and it is their aim to bring Denver more delegates and visitors than were ever attracted at any pre- vious gathering. The new Pueblo directory has jus: been issued and contains about 1,000 more names than last year. The esti- mate of the actual population, includ- iffg one or tWO small suburbs not enumerated in the director)', makes the population 62,000. Mrs. Florence D. Richards of Ohio, a temperance orator of national reputa- tion, will tour the state of Colorado in the interest of the State Anti-Saloon League. The watchword of these meetings will be "local option or hem,~. rule on the saloon question for Colo- rado. Agents of the General Land Office are waging an energetic campaign against locators of mining claims on forest reservations where there is no evidence of mineral on the land. In a number of instances contest proceed- ings have been brought in a local land office against holders of such claims. One of (,he exhibits which Is attract- ing great attention is that made by the United States reclamation service, which is carrying on the construction of the Gunnison tunnel. This consists of maps and views of the entire work. The relief maps were on exhibition at the Lewis and Clark exposition at Portland, Oregon. I County clerks all over the state have ] issued a. large number of hunting It.I censes since January 1st, last. At that I time 16,000 blanks were distributed[ amor.g them by the state game and] fish bommissioner. Many of the clerks i are ttow without the blanks. Severai thousand additional blanks have just been sent out from the office. Miss Ethlyn Feger, a graduate of the Greeley high school and of Colo. redo College and duaghter of J. F. Feger at Greeley, passed successfully the state examination for pharmacist in Denver last week and is now en- titled to be known as a registered druggist. Miss Feger is twenty-four years old, a fine chemist and will as- sist her father in the store. The fame of Colorado fruit is to be spread to Boston this month, because l~rs. Martha A. Shuts of the State Hor- ticultural Board will leave for a month's trip in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Canada. And she has packed one trunk to the limit With choice specimens of Colorado apples with which to astonish the owners of New England and Canadian orchards. The Beer Brothers Mercantile Com- pany of Leadville, associated with the Letup Brewing Company of St. Louis, have brought suit in the United States District Court to recover damages against the Rio Grands and Missour~ Pacific railroads for over-charges. The well known discriminatory rates in ef- fect from the Mississippi to Leadville are cited as the grouml for the action. For the third time the Denver Board of Public Works will advertise for bids for the construction of the proposed aud',t,:rium. The bids received last week brought the cost of the proposed building up to more than $100,000 above the amount available. Only lo- cal bidders have bid on the Work, and in the next advertisement an effort Will be maJe to get outside contractors to bid. ThJrty farmers of Sunflower valley, fifteen miles east of Trinidad, have decided tO plant 300 acres In sugar beets as an experiment next spring. George Oaborn, a representative of the American Sugar Beet Company, has met with lhe farmers and promises to I pay $5 a ton for the crop. If the ex- periment ie a success 5,000 acres in the valley will be planted in beets, as the sugar company has guaranteed to erect a factory. The land is all Under irrigation, with conditions for raising sugar bee~s as good as those in the Ar- kansas valley. The farmers claim i they can raise the beets and seII them at a profit of $5 a ton. The "dry farming" congress will be held in Denver on November 23d, 24th and 25th. The date of the congress was decided upon at a meeting of the executive board held yesterday in the private office of Governor McDonald. Governor McDonald was elected chair. man of the committee, W. F. R. Mills vice chairman, and Arthur Williams: secretary. It is proposed that all states west of the Missouri river shall be represented at the congress, and in- vitations are to be sent to members of land boards, to state engineers, to chambers of commerce and other insti- tutions that are more or less inter. ested in the subjects to be discussed. The proposition of the economical use of water is one of the important sub- jects to 5e discussed. The congress will be of the greatest benefit not only to the dry farmers, but to those who have studied the subject of irrigation RIOT AT ATLANTA SIXTEEN KILLED AND A LARGE NUMBER INJURED. NEGROES OBJECT OF ATTACK Asaults on White Women the Cause of the Outbreaks~Milit~a CaDed Out and Prompt Measures Taken by Authoities. Atlanta, Ga.--Tweni y-four hours have passed since a race war of no mean proportion began in Atlanta. In that period at least sixteen lives have been sacrificed and the number of injured will be foz~.y, several of whom cannot recover. At 1:45 a. m. Monday, Atlanta is comparatively quiet. The negro trouble, while breaking out in several sections during last night, is now al- most entirely ~bated. By order of the mayor, saloons have~ been closed until further fiotiee, and man)- business places, such a restau- rants, all night drug ~ores, ete., were closed. A race war of alarming proportions began here Saturday night. Through- out the night it raged with varying vigor, and when morning dawned it found a number of negroes and one white man dead, a score of both races wounded and down town streets in possession of eight companies of the Fifth infantry with a battery of light artillery in reserve. Through the day little of importance occurred. The police assert that with the aid of the military they now have the situation under control. This condition came as the result of numerous and repeated asm~ults or at- tempted assaults upon white women by negroes. The last of an even dozen of Such assaults within the limits of Fulton count), within the last" nine weeks came yesterday when four at- tempts at assault, were reported. *The usual Saturday night crowds were largely increased by men and boys who thronged the downtown streets. There was no leader and no overt act until late in the evening. About 10 o'clock a negro man shoved a white woman froom the sidewalk on Whitehall street, in the center of town. Almost Simultaneously a negro woman made an insulting remark to a white man on an adjoining street and he ad- ministered what he considered due punishment. From this start the excited crowd which has become a mob, began its ~Work of destruction. Five thousand men and boys thronged the downtown streets looking for negroes. News that a riot had started brought thousands more from their homes in the suburbs and residence districts, until fully 10,000 men thronged the downtown section. They made attacks on the in- coming street cars. Each car was scanned for negroes. The trolleys were pulled from the wires and in the semi-darkness of the unlighted cars negroes were beaten, cut and stamped upon in an unreasoning mad frenzy. If a negro offered resistance or remon- strated it meant practically sure death. One car half filled with negroes approached from an outside run. The mob dashed at it and resistance was made by the negroes, who had not been apprised of the trouble. Three negroes lay dead on the floor of the car when it was permitted to move on, and two more were beaten into uncon- sciousness. When the crowd seemed to be get- ting beyond control, at about 10 o'clock Mayor ~oodward mounted a ear platform in Peachtree and Mari- etta street and urged the people to dis- perse, declaring that the assaults of the white women would be punished promptly. Mayor Woodward was given a re- spectful hearing, but when he finished the work of destruction was resumed. He made another appeal a few mo- menta later, but without result. Then he turned in a general fire alarm, calling the entire fire depart- ment to the scene. To Chief Joyner he gave the laconic order: "Clear the st~eeis." The result was to stop the mob in its work in that immediate s~tion and to drive it to other streets. The situ- ation became so threatening at 11 o'clock that Governor Te~rell was ap- pealed to to order out the state troops. It was almost 2 o'clock this morn- ing before the first squad appeared on the streets and at 5 o'clock six com- panies were under arms. In the fighting last night negro women were the most warlike, urging resistance to the mob and themselves fighting like Amazons. The lawless character of the mob last night was fully demonstrated dur- ing the latter part of the evening. Whe e~ n n .,roes had vanished from the streets t'~e aimless mob from purei wantonness broke windows and dam-] aged property. I The cro~d, after pulling the negroi porters from Pullmans of a WesternI & Atlantic train ready to start pro-! ceeded to smash the windows in the day coaches and mail and baggage cars. The day was passed without serious trouble following the riots of Saturday night and Sunday morning. A meeting of citizens representing the best element of Atlanta was held this afternoon to consider the situa- tion. Governor Terrell, Mayor Woodward, Col. Robert Lowrey, Col. James Eng- lish and others to the number of 300 were present. Speeches were made and warmly applauded in which the killing of a half score innocent negroes and the injuring of a score of whites and blacks were,condemned as a reflection on the spirit of the city, state and the South. The heralding of recent assaults on white women by negroes In the inflam- ing headlines in extra editions of local papers w~s condemned in unmeasured terms and the earnest request was made that hereafter no special edi- tions concerning these topics be i~. sued. Such "inflammatory headlines" were~declared to have been the direct incitement to ~the outrage of last night. Resolutions were adopted urging upon the City Council the enactment of laws closing negro dives, in which, it was declared, much of the crime among the negro classes has its origin. WORST FORM OF ECZEMA, Black Spotches All Over Face~Af. fected Parts Now Clear as Ever-- Cured by ths Cuticura Rem- edies. "About four ye~trs ago I was afflict. ed with black splotches all over my face and a few covering my body, which produced a severe itching irri- tation, and which caused me a great deal of annoyance and suffering, to such an extent that I was forced to eall in two of the leading physicians of my town. After a thorough exami- nation of the dreaded complaint they announced it to be skin eczema in its worst form. They treated me for the same for the length of one year, but the treatment did me no good. Fin- ally my husband pu:chased a set of the Cuticura Remedies, and after u~ing the contents of the first bottle o.~ Cuticura Resolvent In connection with the Cuticura Soap and Ointment, t/-,e breaking out entirely stopped. I continued the use of the Cuticura Remedies for six months, and after that every splotch was entirely gone and the affected parts were left as clear as ever. The Cuticura Reme- dies not only cured me of thac dread- ful disease, eczema, but other compli- cated troubles as well. Lizzie E. i Sledge, 540 Jones Ave., Selma, Ale., Oct. 28, 1905." COSTLY CLOTHES FOR WOMEN. Enormous Sums of Money Can Be Spent for Finery. "As much as $80 a yard ~ is often paid for gold and silver tissue--cloth of gold, as it is called, though tt is not really," said a dressmaker, "cloth of gold at all. For cloth of gold, the real thing, is made of pure gold, drawn into fine wire, and then woven by hand. Such cloth was often used during the middle ages It is now used only in Sumatra. Its cost is quite $200 a yard. "That seems high, doesn't it? It is nothing, though, beside the cost of lace. A court train of moire antique, decorated with gold thread and pearls, was made in Paris for an American lady last year at a cost of $7,500. "To the empress of Russia not long ago the nobles of the province of Kherson presented an ermine mantle worth $50,000. "There are lace handkerchiefs worth $5,000. Even the thread of which lace is made comes ridiculously high. The fine hand-made thread used tn the b~tt Brussels lace is spun from flax gz~,~rn at Rebecq-Rognon, and fetches, in good seasons, as much as $2,500 a pound."~Philadelphia Bulletin. Serve as Illuminants, The fire-flies of .Jamaica emit so brilliant a light that a dozen of them, enclosed within an inverted tumbler, will enable a person to read or write at night without the least difficulty. Indeed, it is an expedient to which many resort. These flies are in size as large as a common hh,e bee, and perfectly harmless. Their appearance in unusual numbers acts as a barom- eter to the natives, and is an indica- tion of approaching rain. FloaEng Exposition. Three hundred British firms have contributed to an exhibit of goods which is displayed on the lower decks of a former military transport, and will be sent from London to different ports of Canada, the West Indies, South America, South Africa, India, China, Japan and Australia. The voy- age is expected to last 12 months. Cultivated by the Scholars. It is stated that nearly 8,000 school gardens exist in Austria, not includ- ing the sister kingdom of Hungary. They are connected with both private and public schools, and are used for purposes of practical instruction in horticulture and tree-growing, and often contain botanical museums and bee hives. Change of Food Brought Success and Happiness. An ambitiou~ but delicate girl after' failing to go through school on ac- count of nervousness and hysteria, found in Grape-Nuts the only thing that seemed to build her up and fur- nish her the peace of health. "From infancy," she says, "I have not been strong. Being ambitious to ]earn at any cost J finally got to the High School, but soon had to aban- don my studies on account of nervous prostration and hysteria. "My food did not agree with me, I grew thin and despondent. I cmfld not enjoy the simplest social affair for I suffered constantly tram nervous- ness in spite of all sorts of medicines. "This wretched condition eontipued until I was twenty-five, when I be- came interested in the letters of those who had cases like mine and who were being cured by eating Grape- Nuts. "I had little faith, but procured a box and after, the first dish I expe- rienced a peculiar satisfied feeling that I had never gained from any or- dinary food. I slept and rested better that night and in a few days began to grow stronger. "I had a new feeling of peace and restfuless. In a few weeks, to my great Joy, the headaches and nervous- ness left me and life became bright and hopeful. I resumed my s~udles and later taught ten months with ease --of course using Grape-Nuts every~ day. It is now four years since I be- gan to use Grape-Nuts, I am the mls- tress of a happy home and the old weakness has never returned." Name given by Posture Co., Battle Creek Mich. "There's a reason." Read the little book, "The Road to Wellville," tn pkp. A DANGEROUS PRAC'FICE, Burning Off P~aint Makes Insurance Void, It seems that considerable danger to property exists in the praetlce of burning off old paint before re-paL~t- ing. The question has long been subject of debate in the techalcal journals, and now householders ~and the newspapers have begun to discuss it. Those of us who, with treg~bling, have watched the painters blow a fiery blast from their lamps against our houses, and have looked sadly at the size of our painting bill because of the time wasted on ,.this prelimin. ary work, are interested in the in- vestigation by the Greenfield (Mass.) Gazette and Courier, vhich gives con- siderable space to the reasons for the practice, questions its necessity and suggests ways to prevent the risk of burning down one's house in order to get the old paint off. It says: "'There is a good deal of discussion among householders as to tht~ desir- ability, in painting houses, of burning off the old paint, a practice that has grown very common of late in Green- field and elsewhere. Insurance men are strongly opposed to this method. It makes void insurance policies for fires caused in this manner. Several houses in Greenfield have gotten afire as the result of this method, and in some places houses have burned as result. "It is undoubtedly true that when a house has been painted over and~ over again there comes to be an ac- cumulation of paint In bunches. If new paint is put on top of these ac-: cumulations it is almost sure to bli~v tar. To burn it off is the quickest and cheapest and perhaps the surest method of, getting rid of this old paint." The Gazette and Courier quotes cer- tain old patrons to the effect that aco~ cumulations of paint are unnecessary.~ These old-timers lay the blame partlyi on the painter who fails to brush hi~ paint in well, partly on the custom ot~ painting in damp weather or not allow: ins sufficient time for drying between~ coats, and partly to the use of adulter- ated paints instead of old-fashionedi liuseed oil and pure white lead. The~ paper says: "Many of the old householders say" that if care is taken at all theSe polnt~ it is absolutely unn'ecessary to have* paint burned off. They advise tlla~ people who have houses painted s~houlds buy their own materials, and to haw them put on by the day, so as to be* sure to get good lead and oil O~ course the burning off of paint greatlyI increases the cost of the job." The trouble householders everywher~ have with paint is pretty well summed up by our contemporary, and the causes are about the same everywhero~ By far the most frequent cause o~h~ necessity for the dangerous practic~ of burning old paint is the use of poor, material. The oil should be pure lin~ seed and the white lead should be rea~ whlte lead. The latter fs more oftert tampered with than the oil. Earthy. substances, and pulverized rock andS quartz, are frequently used as cheap- eners, to the great detriment of the paint. Painters rarely adulterate white lead themselves and they very seldon~ use ready prepared palnts--the most: frequent causes of paint trouble. But they do often buy adulterated white lead because the property owner in-~ sists on a low price and the painter has to economize somewhere. The suggestion is therefore a good one that the property owner investigate the subject a little, find out the name of some reliable brand of white lead, and see that the keg is marked with that brand. The linseed oil is more difficult to be sure of, as it is usually sold i~ bulk when the quantity is small; bat reliable makers oF linseed oil can b~' learned on inquiry, and, if your dealer Is reliable, you will get what you want, Pure white lead and linseed oil are so necessary to good paint that the little trouble necessary to get t~em well repays the house owner la dollgr~ and cents saved. Plumage of the Bluebird. Of the male bluebird Thoreau said: "He carries the sky on his back." To this John Burroughs added, "and the earth on his breast." The bird's back. wings an~ tall, chin and throat are a vivid blue, while his breast and flank~ are a chestnut brown and his ~bdomen a ~tJrty white. The female is very" much duller in coloring, often having a reddish tone that extends from th~ middle of the back over the shoulder-i The Seminole Indians say that thet male bluebird once flew so high that his back rubbed against the sky,~ which imparted to him its own azur~ tint. Returning to earth, his wife so admired his new coat that she deter~ mined to have a like one for herself and the next morning flew away to get it; but the day proving somewhat cloudy, the color given to her dress was not so brilliant as was that re- ceived by her mate. The extraordinary popularity of fln~ white goods this summer makes the chelee of Starch a matter of gre~t lm~ portance. D~fiance Starch, being free from all ~nJurious chemicals, is th~ only one which is safe to use on fine fabrics. Its great strength as a stiff- ener makes half the usual ~Imtntlty of Starch necessary, with the result of perfect finish, equal to that when the goods were new. Life .often seems but a shipwr~]r~ whose fragments are friendship, glo~ and love. The shores of time that we pass during our life are covered witI~ these derelicts.~Mme, de Steel. Every mother pats hemeff on t~@ b~ck when her daughter marries th~ man she selected.