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i% ii:! ( F LXXII. WOODVILLE, MISS., SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 1898. NO. 35. ELILAH. BY HANNA KRYSTOFP. was her wedding journeyl here she sat alone at ten in the evening in the dreary )arlor, whose bare wa,lls and shab- had become so detestable. have gone with him. ]ht would never enter that hall a! She had sorn it. sle knew her husband's whole by ilvarl, knew the precise serenade when tie wouhl clcse .eyes, the passage iu his scherzo he wouhl loss back his hair so lIow studied and unnatural seemed. She faneicd she could now, bowing with a faint smile, oppressed by the applause thundered arc nnd him. and how wildly the audiences here rectally the women! Now were pressing forward to the o shake lmnds with him. T'he 7 wait for him at the exit of the thank him for the great pleas- he had fforded them. nnd throng to the very door of the car- was so yesterday, and the day be- every day. Mine. Andre want- cry, espceiall3" when she thought ada'enture yesterday, when a of feminine worshipers se W her from her husband, and he, desiring to escape from ca- which had become annoying, belief that his young wife sat be- him. had driven off withou,t her. she hd stood,.and was forced to these women rave about the man." how handsome he was. ethralltng power of his glance, above all. his superb hMr. his undeniably magnificent locks ase these enthusiasts more anything else, more even than his as an artist. nines he receive. She had one; of course the writer for a lock of his hair. and he probably give it to her. began meutally to enumerate his The stern expression of features softened, a tender stole iluo her brown eyes. Then, ' hurriedly, she paced tip and down room several times, and her pretty very resolue expression. he would come soon, her her beloved husband. IIow she lived so lonffwithout him7 It 'grown very late. Site slipped ou an maize silk Ieagown. drew the from her hair, and let i't fall in locks around her shoulders. ire'ned down the lamp, leaned the armvhair and shut her eyes, asleep, and waited for him. soon heard his step, th, e door of room was thrown open; but on the the tall figure paused, the was cautiou,ly closed, and Andre forward on tiptoe. is it you?" asked a voice a rmcYmir. sweetheart, are you still awake ? is very kind in you." He kissed "It has been such an evening, mmh an evening!" took his seat at his young wife's you would only come with me Elly[" he said as he lighrted a "The enthusiasm, the up- the flowers! You know I do not any undue va.lue on sucql things, but Ught to make you very proud to see husband so much applaudedC' "But it doesn't," she answered, xvitll a forced laugh. "To tell th it makes me feel as ifIwere quite Insignifcant. Besides. dearest. I in you less t'he artist than the bus- of m g foolish tieart, and you are that at home than in the concert ,' right; 'here I am a man, here be' and, therefore, you see--" gave her a hasty kiss. then slipped dress coo t into a comfortable jacket, and threw himself on {he sofa. while El]y lighted the under the tea kettle. ],'or a lime ehabted gayly together. Riohard t stretched himself out at full !ength. sat at the table beside him, and fingers played at times with his He was speaking of his pro- "We must our journey so very soon, Elly. cup of success to the one more day like to-day and-- oh! Elly!" he suddenly exclaimed, crossly, "what are you doing? have certainty pu,lled out some of my (tear husband--" you havel See, there are at a dozen." raised his head and looked at her ,aehflly. Elly," be said, "what is the with you ?" nothing, Riehartt," she replied, as she endeavored to tilde the excltement which had taken of her. "But perhaps you frgoLten tarot, during our on- you promised me a lock of because I have lept my word want to pull out hairs enough, one one, to nmke a lock? You are coP- one of the most affectionate s that can be imagined!" no! If I really pulled it a little purely accidental; perhaps I hand rather quickly, because vexed by the thought that you kept your promise. Yes, that :tts it." *'At that time, sweetheart, there was g. I was with you, with all So you needed no memento." "'All the same, you didn't keep your and I don't like it a bit, ea- Rs you have been kinder to to- arrangers, Let me cut off the lock MayI?" wife, 0tder the season "Only one little lock, Richard, where you can't miss it." A pair of scissors glittcred in her hand. "May 17" lter voice trembled. "Oh, I don't care, Elly. But " tier agitated face vanished an instant amid his dark curls. IIe felt'a kiss pressed on them, then heard a hissing noise. "For heaven's sake, ],;lly, here in front, on my forche'ul? And so much? Good gracious!" lie rushed toward the mirror, but lhe room suddenly became perfectly dark. llis wife had pitt out the light. Two soft arms clasped him around the neck, and Elly, leaning hr head upon his breast, began to cry like a chihl that knows it has done wrong and deserves punishment. The bright morning snn shone into the room. "Disfigurcd I I am utterly disfigured I How could you do it?" 1Hchard turned angrily from the inir- rot and seized his hat and cane. "Good-by!" he called loudly, to wake his wife, who was still asleep. She started up. "Where are you going so early, Rich- ard ?" "To the barber, to have my hair cut." IIis voice sounded actually threatening. "Richard, my dear husband, you see, I wanted * * *" Then, conscious of guilt, she paused. tie placed himself wherc the light streamed full upon him, took off his hat and stared at her. lie rushed out of the room. while his young" wife murmured, amid her tears: "Perhaps tie won't forgive me, but it could not be helpedl" The first part of the programme was over. During the pause the great con- cert hall began to fill, for now Richard Andre was to play. ]Its admirers l)oured in and took their places in the front row. As if by an electric shock the thrill of expectation was commu- nieatcd lo the rest of the audience, which so far had been smnewhat apa- thetic, only the pause lasted somewhat too long, longer than usual. At last the artist appeared on the stage and was greeted by thunders of applause. Several bouquets flew througil the air and fell tit his feet. I;ut the enthusiasm soon (lied away, The hands which had clapped so madly suddenly paused. A strange murmur ran through the hall; people cast in- quiring glances at one another. This was not the artist whose per- sonal beauty was so remarkable, but a very ordinary man, nowise different from thousands of olhers. Vhy, he looked almost ridiculous, for his cliltped hair stood up like brislles all over his head ! Richard bowed his thanks for the en- thusiastic reception.whose abrnpt close somewhat vexed him. Then, as he again stood erect and placed the violin on his breast, he made the movement of the head with which he hadformerly shaken his hair back from his brow. During the first few bars of the mnsio he noticed the uneasiness in the hall and felt somewhat eml)arrassed by it; then he became absorbed in playing,. and heard only the exquisite notes which he lured from his instrument. "tie surpasses himself!" l he connois- seurs and critics whisl)ered, while the orchestra and conductor gazed as though enchanted at the great mu- sician, who had forgotten himself and his surroundings. When the piece was over Richard once more became conscious of his sur- roundings and stood waiting for the customary response from the audience. Itere and there were tokens of approv- al. but the majority remained strangely indifferent. This state of affairs con- tinued until the close of the perform- ance. "lie looks not only hideous, but ri- diculous," whispered a lady just in front of the stage to her neighbor. "Yes; what induced him to do such a thing! IIe looks like a convict, or a clown, and those ears!" "He has forgotten his wig," said a third. Andre heard the remarks, as the ex- asperated ladies probably inlended and, with his vanity deeply wounded, h cleft the scene of his former triumphs. Ills music was no longer appreciated. He had become an object of ridicule. And he owed MI this to Elly, his fool- ish, jealous wife! Richard had not noticed that Elly had entered the carriage with him. He was thinking solely of the humiliation he had suffered--he, who had played like a demigod I "Richard," she whispered, pleading- ly, at last, "forgive me. I know I have been very wrong." Ile made no reply. "Just one word, Richard," she sobbed, bitterly; "just one. You see * * the notes you gave me to read * * all asked for locks of hair, till at last they drove me wildI" "To thin'k that you should have been there, Elly," he muttered, "at this con- eertl" "Oh, how I suffered for youi" she cried. liehard again lapsed into silence. But suddenly, before the carriage stopped at the hotel, he threw his arm around her, elaspig her passionately tQ him. "Ellyl" he gasped, "you are rightl I have learned it now. The lesson hurts, but it has cured me. Such external van. ittes are unworthy of a' true r,rttst. [ owe thls recognition to you, my new Delilah. and  * * and from this day my hair shall stay as it is now." Again the light from a passing car- riage shone upon Elly's face, and Rich- ard saw that she was smiling roguishly through her tears. "Listen, ichard," she whispered; "we will let it grow againi There is no danger now, for you or me, and. with your long hair, dearest    you certainly are a handsomer man," the LIQUOR IN TttE CAPITOL. 'olution forbidding the sale aud use of liquors in the capitol, public sentiment caused a remarkable procedure on the It3 Sale f:a Be opDed by" Oon-part of the sergeant-at-armsofthesen- groaional X%osolution. ate. Although not himself a temper- ! ance alan, the sergeant-at-arms, ree!iz- Growth t Temperance Sentiment ing the strength of the temperar.ce Among Legislators--l)Punkcn- spirit of the people, assumed police neas No Longer Cons|doPerS jurisdiction over the capitol building, as a government reservation, and he a Genteel Vi.e. I took it upon himself to order the keep- ers of the senate and house restaurants [Special XVashtngton Letter.] ' " " h 1" ....... to dscontlnue the sale of nice Ola :,eVel'al years ago, In lne house OI . .... hquors. Some people said t was a relu'esentatlves , Iongressnnln Funston . , . , . . . ',hgh-handeu proecuure, out the set of ]\\;ansas, created a sensation by read- ,, , . .... teant-at-arms was Kenerany appiauct- ins an article in a metropohtqn news-  ..... n .... ,. . . re(1 lor his actlo . [,aper, n wnmh ne was deselubed as ...... ...... I Since congress reassemmea nquors one oI the habitual aleohohe tlnbn)ers .......... . t nave oeea nanule(I quietly, DUt ltOL , the restaurant at lhe ealntol. . , ,., . . opemy as Iormerly. l'ne restaurant The congressman btterly denounced ..... v k ub'i " " . . eepers oo not want to pro "o e p 1 e the artmle, abused the wmler m a vit- riolic manner; and, when informed that comments, and the statesmen them- I IN TIlE RESTAURANT. the correspondent of the temperance palter was a woman, lie cried: "l don't care whether she is a lady or what she is. l denounce her just the same for this outrageous lnistepresentation of myself." Great excitement prevailed during the delivery of the speech, and other congressmen, whose nalnes were men- tioued.il the article, were called upon to defend themsetYes, but they declined todoso. Congressman Funston did all of tim talldng, and he had the sympathy of his audience until he made that allu- sion Io the lady correspondent, who was well known to many people in congress and in the galleries. The lady afterwards said that site might have been misiaken; but that a nnm with a cocktail before him was named to her as Congressman Funston. After she had been denounced in that violent manner she declined to make any public re|raetion or explanation of the case. The other congressmen named did r, ot want to talk about it, because all of thein kuew that the article told the trnth, and only the truth, concerning what the lady had seen with her own eyes as she sat at table in the restau- rant takitg lunch with a lady friend and making notes of things about her. The incident referred to manifested the fact that public men fully realize the growth of the spirit of temperance tLroughout the country, ahd under- stand that they cannot with impunity ignore that spirit and sentiment. The satesmen of the future must be men of sobriety and free from alcoholic in- tluences. Some of the men now in con- gress do not realize that fact, and nn- less they see a new light in the near future they will be retired by the peo- ple. During the last session of congress a joint resolution wins passed by thehouse of representatives forbidding the sale and use of spirituous liquors in the cap- itol. The resolution went to the sen- ate, but it was never acted upon by thstbody. If it had ever been brought to a vote it would have been passed. No senator wouht want to go upon record as voting against the proposition to abolish the use of alcohol under the dome where national legislation is en- acted. The sentiment of antagonism to alco- hol has grown measurably in this coun- try since tile civil war. NealDow, John 12, Gough and other apostles of reform created and fostered public ser, timent by persistent and splendid efforts. But the real work. the effective wet,k, has been done by the wves, mothers and daughters of the nation. Progress has followed the efforts of the organized genius of the omen s Christian Tern- peranee union. Some of the great men of the ante- bellum generation were almost habitual drunkards. That is to say, they seldom went to bed sober, It was customary tor nearly all of them, early tn the after- moon, when the work of the day was well in hand, to begin social drinking. lany a time and oft, senators and rep- resentatives with national reputations would either stagger from the capitol or be driven in cabs to their hotels, to sleep off the fumes of the poison which they had imbibed. No good coald come now of mentioning their name.s. Let them rest in peace. For several years after the civil war the drinking habit continued. War al- ways lowers the moral condition a a country. The veterans of the armies were sent to congress. The people of the nort.h and of the south honored their soldiers by sending them to the legislative halls. Here they fraternized, and it was while in their eupa that, nnion and confederate soldiers buried their animosities. Many a soldier hero was seen night after night captured and controlled by the demon of the still. Men who would not surrender on the battlefield would surrender to alcohol. Only within a dozen or fifteen years in this city has the growth of the tem- perance spirit of the country been no- ticed in a marleed degree. Gradually the senators and representatives have responded to the work of our temper- ance women. To-day it may be said, without modification, that no man who Is known to be a habitual imbiber can go before the people and receive their indorsement and apprdval. When the last session of congress ad- sches are not desirous of courting no- toriety. As yet there is no law forbid- dins the use of liquors in the eapitol, but the temperance people of the land may be informed that tbe law of publio sentiment is strong enough to begin the banisinuent of the drink evil. Only a eonp]e of )'ears ago anybody who wanted a drink of whisky, beer or other alcoholic compound eould walk u F to th counter of either of the two capitol restaurants, and eall for his drink, and it would be served. Things are different now, Men may take seats at tables, order lunches, and have their little glasses served at the tables, but they cannot stand up before everybody, raise their glasses to their lips, throw back their heads, and swal- low their potions pulflicly and flagrant- ly, regardless of public opinion. This is a straw which shows how the wind is blowing, Temperance leaders intend to revive that joint resolution, and 0hey will in- sist upon its passage by the senate, as well as by the house of representatives. The people will watch congressional ac- tion on this point, aad they will nots how their congressmen vote on the ubject. Manyaeongressmanwilivote for the resolution solely because he fears the temperance people at home, and not because he is a temperance mar. himself or in favor of abolishing" the use of liquor in the capitol. One tlhing at a time, and that done well, should satisfy the temperance workers of the country. They should not try to do too mneh at once. Let them first abolish the use of liquor in the capitol, and then they will have an- other work to performaud a harder work than they have yet attempted. Statesmen cannot be kept sober, and enirely free from alcoholic influences by abolishing the use of alcohol In the .capitol bnilding. There must be a crusade, in the future, covering the en- tire District of Columbia. There are too many saloons here. We must not expect to abolish all of the saloons at once. Those who come after us will still have work to perform. But th temperance workers must understand that there are at least ten times as many saloons to the national capital as should be tolerated, even by the most liberal temperance workers. How are we to go about this new reform for the national capital? First, you must understand that is district is governed by three eommi stoners appointed by the president. It should be the duty of temperance work- ers to demand of the president that he appoint only sympathetic men to thoss places. Next, the president should ap- point a chlef of police who is a sym- pathetic man. Then our policemen should be temperate men, instead of, as at present, men in uniforms who go to the side doors of saloons, get their whisky for nothing, and then fie about their beats, permitting all manner of violations of the law. Finally, ten years in the future, tem- perance workers must take cognizancs / AT THE SIDE DOOR. of the saloons which are attached to all of the hotels, from the first-class down to tlhe lowest lodging houses. In the hotel saloons the statesmen get all of the liquor that they can pay for, and they do not care so very much about having it at the capitol. You will tus see that the reform work before the people is not small, nor easy. Much remains to be done, In the meantime, the public agitation will be continued, and it will have its effect. The writer has witnessed [he gradual growflh of sentiment and its marked effect upon public men for a number of years. And out of that experience the people may be told that the work is having its manifest effect upon those who have been in public life and who now desire to serve the people in hon- orable and lucrative capacities. Year after year t, here is less drinking among statesmen; less drinking in public, and less drinking in private. Therefore those whese hearts are set upon this reform should take courage, believing and knowing that progress is being made. B'MITH D. FR. Pretty ROus;h, impWhat work shall l give to the pirit of that enthusiastic bicyclist? SatanMake him ride his wheel for- his NO 'POSSUM FOR ARP. Georgia Philosopher Says Its "Non Possum" for Him. %Vhleh Means "I'm Not Able"--l'atks of the Ncrnan SuDDer and of Cuban and llawalinn uestions. "' 'Possum" seems to be the slogan of state poilties. It is among the first Latin words I ever learned to decline, and means "I am able." As a tlthy varmint I decline it still, and if I had been invited to the feast I should have rplied non possum. I can eat crow, but not 'possum. A buzzard would be ss palatable, for one is a day scavenger and the other hunts for carrion by night. Not long age Mr. Hale toldme at Rising Fawn that his boy caught three on three successive nights by setting his steel trap on a dead hog in the woods, and Mr. Young told me re- cently that the last one his dog treed was in the carcass of a dead horse. Now, if a 'possum is kept up in a coop or pen for a month and fed ot decent food. his oily carcass might be fitten for a scala- wag or a hungry darky. Col. Candler in his letter sings the praises and the oily juices of the north Georgia 'possum. but turns up his nose at the piny woods breed. The difference is that dead doffs and hogs and mules are few and far be- tween in the piney woods, and the 'pos- sums can't get enough carrion to get fat. But 'possum Is just now the po- litical fad, and. a politician will eat any- thing for office except crow. They don't like that. Dr. Miller used to say that he could cat crow, but he didn't hanker after it. We college boys used to have 'possum suppers away in the night, but tIansel, who furnished them, kept them up and stall fed them. The chief satisfaction, however, was in breaking the rules and dodging the pro- fessors tnd tutors. Jim Warren and. Chess Howard used to give midnight suppers and pull np the 'possum and taters in a basket by a rope and take it In at a third-story window. Well, the nation has fret a slogan too. Cuba and ttawaii are still on deck as shuttlecocks, and the game is long and uncertain. Cuba is a fruit that is about ripe, and ought to be pulled before it rots on the tree; but ]:fawaii is as green as a gourd. Cuba is 400 miles long, and is near by and should be purchased just like we bought Florida from Spain; but Hawaii is 2,000 miles from our Pacific coast, and all the islands put together have not as much area as a single county in Texas. They say we want it for a coaling station. We have it now for that, and can keep it during peace; but it would take all of our little navy to hold it durtng war. It looks very llke the whole plot of annexation is a per- sonal job for a few men. They are try- ing to alarm us with the threat that if we do not annex it England will. don't reckon England wants it very bad. In ease of a great war, it would take a good part of her navy to hold it, and the game is not worth the candle. Ourpoor llttle navy won't, justify us in annexing anything, and we can't hurry up any more battle ships under the Dingley tariff and the pension frauds. England has 15 battle ships, 81 cruts- ors. six gunboats. 56 torpedo boats an( eight war steamers--in all 116 keels. The United States has six battle ships, 18 cruiser, 15 gunboats, six monitors and five torpedo bearskin all, 50 keels. :How Is that for war? Japan has more war keels afloat than the United States and is now the acknowledged mistress of the Pacific ocean. But we can beat them all in brag and bluster and Jingo- ism. We are very like the average young man who lives on his father's reputation. We go back a century or so and bank on the constitution and the Wasp in the days of Paul Jones and De- catur. Those were glorious victories but we were fighting on the defensive [then, and our great lead era, both on land and. sea. were southern men--Paul Jones was from Virginia and Decatur was from Maryland. and old John Adams didn't like either of them. But almost everything that concerns congress now is political jobberyand, the pension frauds will go on. They grow bigger and bigger as the years roll on. The 50,000 pension lawyers up north must be kept fat, and they are organized and know how to control congressmen. Ten dollars from each one will place half a million in Washington and that will purchase S0 votes at $i0,000 avote. They defy Commissioner Evans and all his efforts to purge the rolls will be in vain. Wickedness in high places still prevails, and the wonder is that the na- tion survives its oorruptiou. I heard some preachers discussing it on the railroad and one said the wickedness was so great it was a wonder that the Lord didn't destroy the capital and all the great cities. But an old Irish >reach- er said: "No, sir; no, sirl the Lord wouldn't have destroyed Sodofn if there had been teu good men there, and I am sure there are at least 50 in Atlanta and. pearly as many in Washington and New York." No, sir, the cities are safe for some time to come, but* it is well enough to keep your eye on a place in the coun- try. In 1841 Thomas II. Benton made a great speech tn the United Statessenate in which he opposed the grant of $25.- 000 to President Harrison's widow and said: "A new page has been openedin the book of our expenditures and this new departure taken which leads to the bottomless gulf of pensions and gratui- ties." Verily he spoke like a prophet, for $2,000,000,000 have already been paid and there are now on the rolls nearly 1,000,000 pensioners and Commissioner Evans finds 200.000 ,additional pending applications. Good gracious, how we did fight. John C. Calhoun said, in one of his speeches: "A power has risen np in the government that is greater than the people. It consists of many inter- ets combined i one mass and held to- gether by the cohesive power of public So m and it would.n't matter very much if it concerned the north only, but we down south have to pay a big part of it and get nothing back. The wonder isthat we have been able to live. Butourcom- fort is tte Lord loveti whom He chast- eneth. We are gel ring along pretty well and our people are in better spirits than they were twoorthreeyearsago. They spent a lot of money Cbrlstmas, and that's a good sign. They tell auecdotes and laugh more and lave more little parties. We were at one the other nigh! --my wife and I--and there was nostgn of poverty or dlstress; no'possum sad taters; no politics, 31xteen of ns sat around the festive board and commem- orated the thirty-eighth marriage an- niversary of May. Calhoun and his wife, two good people, a good father and mother, a good husband and wife, good friends and neighbors, and we were waited on by their children--flood chil- dren, who have never brought shame or grief to their parents. That is thebig- gem and best thinglknowof. And we had wit and anecdote and conundrums all mixed up with oyster soup and tur- key and "eat ceteras." I asked Judge Akin what kin he was to his sister's hus- band's mother-in-law and he gave it up Indespair, I hear that he ponaered over it all the way home and away in the night cried out: "Eurekal Eurekal" Then Mayor Gilbert. put the 17 elephant roblem at me and l got tangled upand then I asked him how a ground squirrel dug his hole in the ground without leaving any dirt around the top and it cared him. but his wife came to bts re. fief and answered it. Men haven't got very much of that kind of sense and l always depend upon my wife. I don't like to strain my mind.--Bill Arp, in Atlanta Constitution. A DUEL IN THE SNOW. Whe Slory Tha/ Is Back of Gerome's Famous Picture. Everyone has seen the engraving of Gerome's beautiful bu sadly effective picture, "A Duel in the Snow." Through the mist of early morning one antago- nist is lying on his back on the sward, while his adversary, leaning on a friend's arm, is slowly walking fromthe scene of the encounter, Both are wear- ing the masquerading costume of a Pier- rot. In a thicket a carriage waits to" drive off with the successful opponent, There is every reason to believe, from recently dlselosed information by M. Al- fred Darimon, that ia portraying on ean. vas that impressive episode, the artist was not influenced by solely imagina- tive caprice, but thathe has reproduced a scene in real llfe. The facts are as follows: The duel- ists were M, Jules Brame, a former minister of public instruction, under the second empire, and M. de I)-----, a well-known journalist on t.he staff of one of the most influential newspapers iu the north of France. When the dncl occurred both were studying for the bar. One Shrove Tuesday they, in com. pany with friends, had repaired to a restaurant on the boulevard, with a view of enjoying a good dlnuer, and afterward of going to the masquerade ball at the opera They all agreed to go as Pierrots. As they all wore masks, some one suggested that they should adopt some distinctive sigu by which they could recognize one anotherin the crowd. D. D---- suggested that they should pin a label bearing a number to their backs. The idea was unanimously adopted, and D. D prepared the label accordingly. While so doing a diaboli- cal idea came into his head. :It was carnival time; why should he not have his little joke? When it was Jules Brame's turn to have a ticket pinned to his back, his friend D. D-----had writ- ten in letters beneath the number: "l am Jules Brame," One can easily imagine what was the result. No soon- er had Brame set foot in the main pas- sage to t,he premiere ga]lerie than he wa. followed by a lady wearing a mask, who, on his preparing to enter a pri- vate box, cried out: "I wish you suc- cess, Jules Brame." Later on, on re- entering the passage, he was surround- ed by a group of masqueraders," who with one voice shouted out: "Good day. my dear Brame." That proved to him that he was known to everyone, al- though he was puzzled to understand how it could be. Passing in front of a box opener, the girl burst out laughing, He inqulred, angrily what she was laughing at. "Why," she replied, "1[ am langhing at the funny idea which led you to pin a label on your back with your name on it." And. suiting the action to the word, she unpinned the label and band- ed it to hlm. Jules Blame considered the joke not only in bad taste, but tusulting. He sought out his comrade, and, finding him in the saloon, he reproached him angrily in the hearing of the crowd, in- slsting that be should apologize openly then and there. De D , resenting his friend's attitude toward him, declined to apologize: a duel, therefore, in ac- cordance with French habits and cus- toms, was inevitable. Seconds were at once chosen; short word were pro- cured, and in their Pierrot costumes the antagonists started for the Boi de Boulogne. Fortunately, the duel did not end fatally, as seems'to be the case in Gerome'a picture, for, although Brame ran his s-word right through De Ds body, no vital organ was touched, lie recovered very quickly, and the two antagonists became fast friends again.--Westmtpster Gazette. Marveloas X Ray Girl. Miss Elfa" of Chicago, has a wonder- ful power of second sight. She n de- scribe the cnents of a purse without toucling the purse itself, telling how many eoins are in it and what their value is. She turns her back to the street, trod wHh closed eyes can aceu- lately describe every passe, r-by, men timing the color trod cut of each one's clothing and any physicel peculiarity he or #he may have. By looking tr an invalid she can diagnose any disease and suggest tam proper remedies. Death by Their On Hand, The number of sulcid |a ,IAT1-NEE fIAT AND WAIST. Dark Green Broadcloth, Green Net** ting and Green Satin. Footlight favorites say there is n color as soothing to the eyes of an actor as green. A woman dressed in green takes shape and personality, where other colors dance before the eyes, One of the neatest of matinee dresseai had a skirt of green broadcloth witk MATINEE GOWN IN GREEM'. house bodice of coarse gree nettinff over green satin. The vest was o white satin.with a white chiffon jabod, The toque was coveted with the net tins and relieved only with a big hito feather. The stock was of green satL-t and the sleeves were of green broad- cloth, making four or five materials of' green in the waist. HELEN GREY-PAGE. i A NEW BLUE SILK. An Idea for the Blonde VCho Loaka' Best in Pale B lne. That old'time favorite, the has fa.llerr a 1Lttle out o I lat because of i,t stmenesm soon tire of it.l The new blue silks are made witt h atrpes running ,up and. dcvn, Th BLUE SILK FOR BLONDES, trimmin,g consist of pullings of ereamt lace, pur an tam skirt in round'and round rows. The lace is gatheredlo :: and bott(m fovmRe a x-cry fuLl puff; Mahog-any velvet afiordts a ptty #r' d'le. and stock to wea: with t,e bluesilk dress, but the,so who like aal blue tr make them of a shade of blue velvet to exactly match the tripes in the silk. H EL&]N GREY-PAGF-. PERSECUTED BY OF FICE-SEEKER A Belle vO'ho Da hoed %Vith Lincoln lm Fear of Losing Her LivelthooxL Jai a series of letters the wife of  ' : cabinet member writes to her sister, O , office-seekers and of those in the de- - partmea ts. "Yol can have no idea," tha - ' anonymously declares, "how Henry (her husband) is persecuted by applicant for his influence with the president or with the heads of departments. He real- ly has no influence outside of his owm " department, and he is wearing his sym- pathies into tatters listeninff to tales of woe. The saddest case that hacome under my observatiou is that of tt maiden lady, fully 50 years old, who has worked in the department ever since th war. Senatorial influev_ce has kept her in all these years, but now that the civil serviee reforms are duced she is in despair, perfectly competent at her work never in the world could those rigid examinations, She callec upon me bearing a letter of introduc- tion from Mrs. Arthur Fotsom (Mary', Allison), who married into one of the old families here. I don't know whether her family lost their means by the war or in some other way, but they did tos everything when she was a gay girl a%' ' = the top of society in both Alexandria and. Washington. She told me about' dancing in a set of laneiers opposite : Abraham Lincoln, who, though aW ward and angular in his daeing, seemed to enjoy it and always had & gay word for everybody. She says her .., feeling for Mr. Lincoln was something more than respect; it was more lik adoration; that she has often wondered if people did not feel just so toaard'he great religious prophOs, abroad what Mr, and