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SRIETCHES IN THE VEDDAH COUNTRY.

R. CHARLES STEVENS, M.R.S., Queensland, recently made a prolonged and highly interesting investigation among the wild jungle tribe known as the “Veddahs.” He visited and lived among them in their primitive haunts, and in a lecture delivered by him before Sir Arthur Gordon, the Governor of Ceylon, and the Royal Asiatic Society, upon his return to Colombo, there is embodied much valuable information hitherto unknown respecting a race rapidly becoming extinct. Owing to the wild, shy nature of the Veddahs, it was imperative to adopt a similar mode of life in order to study their habits, so Mr. Stevens, unaccompanied by any retinue, entered the jungle alone, carrying suitable presents as an introduction. The sketch Fig. 1 shows the Veddahs surprised, when at the edge of the forest, by the unexpected appearance of the explorer, who, on perceiving their rather hostile attitude, hurriedly held

SKETCHES IN THE WEDDAH COUNTRY.

aloft a hastily plucked branch from the nearest tree in token of amity, which was successful. Friendship was cemented by presents, and he accompanied his newly made acquaintances to their encampment, where he was permitted to remain. Fig. 2 illustrates an exciting incident experienced while taking part in the gathering of wild honey by the Veddahs. The rope of twisted jungle creepers having slipped from the hold that should have been kept upon it, put the venturesome traveller to a risk that had to be dared for his release from, to say the least, a very awkward position. The Veddahs evincing no objection to the exhumation of bodies (even of relatives) which were required for scientific measurements and comparison with those of other races, a number were obtained without difficulty by Mr. Stevens during his stay, and it was on one of these occasions that the incident depicted in Fig. 3 occurred. A wild elephant unexpectedly and quietly emerged from the jungle, and stood calmly gazing on the scene,

causing a precipitate retreat up a tree of the living relatives of the defunct Veddah. As the elephant had noiselessly approached within a few yards in its curiosity, Mr. Stevens concluded (after a hasty glance over his shoulder he had taken in the situation) that he had better fraternize with the corpse than with the pachyderm, and promptly laid himself down alongside of the former, there being no time to make a bolt for the trees, remaining in that malodorous situation until Elephas had sheered off, apparently in disgust. The Weddah weapons consist of bow, arrows, and axe, shown in Fig. 4, the former having, in past generations more particularly, been a most formidable arm. The little iron axe, of Singhalese manufacture, is of universal use with them. On one occasion a bear was unexpectedly encountered at close quarters by the small skinny savage depicted clothed only in leaf girdle. Standing his ground, the Veddah awaited the onset, and as the animal rose to seize him, buried the little blade of his axe in the skull of his dangerous adversary, inflicting a mortal wound.

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Crochet Legging for Child from 2 to 3 Years old.

See illustration on page 852.

THIs legging is worked in single crochet stitch with white zephyr wool; the top and bottom are finished with scallops edged with white floss silk. Begin the work at the top with a chain of 40 stitches, close into a loop, and for the 1st row work a single crochet on every stitch. 2d row.—A single on every stitch in the preceding row. Work 47 rows in this stitch; to shape the knee, in the 4th row work the first 25 single, then work back over the last 10 of these 25, and work in all 14 short rows to and fro; at the end of the 2d of these 14 short rows and every row after the 2d add 2 of the stitches at the sides, except in the 5th, 6th, and 7th, in which add only 1 ; to add these 2 stitches,

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Fig. 1.-Two NECK RUCHES. PLUSH EVENING WRAP. - Fig. 2.--THREE NEck RUCHES. For description see Supplement. For pattern and description see Supplement, No. VII., Figs. 48 and 49. For description see Supplement.

which the last single of the preceding row was worked, then a loop through the next of the stitches left off at the side, work off these two loops together, then work the 2d single on the next of the stitches left over (this second stitch, as has been mentioned, is omitted in the 5th, 6th, and 7th rows). To form the bend of the knee narrow in the 5th–9th rounds, for which work off 2 stitches together as 1, in the 5th the 3d and 4th stitches after the beginning, in the 6th row the 4th and 3d from the end, in the 7th row the 2d and 3d from the beginning, in the 8th row the 3d and 2d from the end, and in the 9th the 2d and 1st from the end. To shape the leg nari | row 1 stitch at 2 stitches - - o/āī| o o after the beginning in the Vo No. |o 25th, 29th, 33d, 36th, and A.V. o l o oğWA\\ *|4. l o (\o | 38th rows, and at 2 stitches o *! *\{ ||o o #|%| | o before the close in the 26th, o o o |||}|"; 30th, 34th, 37th, and 39th |7 || || oğ|\so - -: rows. After completing the 47th row fasten off and be- gin anew for the heel. On | the last and first 8 single of || the 47th row work 7 rows | o of single, forward rows ||| | only; continuing after the | -- last of the 7 rows, work the gusset at the sides and the instep in 16 forward rows; at the end of the 7th row of the heel work 7 single along the end stitches of the 7 rows, then 1 single each on the remaining stitches of ||||||||| the 47th row across the | | | front, but work off the first non |||||||| 2 and last 2 of these together, then 7 single along the end stitches at the other side of the heel; in the next row and in every succeeding 3d narrow in a direct line above where the 2 stitches were worked off together in the 1st; and in the 3d of the 16 rows and every 24 row thereafter work off 2 stitches together at the beginning and end of each

PEAU DE SoHo AND MoIRf. RECEPTION ToILETTE.-Front. row. Next edge the bottom BENGALINE SILK AND Plush RECEPTION ToILETTE.-FRONT.
[For Back, see Page 852.] with a row of single, and [For Back, see Page 852.]
For pattern and description see Supplement, No. IV., Figs. 23–36. hereupon with a row of For diagram and description see Supplement,

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DLEYS',

Grand St., NEW YOrk.

WHAT IS NEEDED

FOR EITHER WIFE, HUSBAND, OR CHILD

FDRWINTERWEAR

CAN BE FOUND IN LARGER ASSORTMENTS AND AT LOWER PRICES THAN AT ANY OTHER ESTABLISHMENT IN THE CITY.

An Examination Will Convince,

LADES' WRAPS,

LADIES PLUSH SACQUES, TAILOR FINISH, $18.75 AND $22.50. LADIES SEAL PLUSH WRAPS, HEAVY DROP FRINGE, $13.50. LADIES CHECK CLOTH RAGLANS, SILK HOODS AND SHOULDER CAPES, AT $6.50; WORTH $10.00. LADIES CHECK CLOTH NEWMARKETS, GOOD QUALITY, AT $5. LADIES” FINE ENGLISH CHECK CIOTH, TAILOR - MADE NEWMARKETS, WITH DEEP SHOULDER CAPE, AT $9.75: WORTH $15. FINE IMPORTED STRIPE CLOTH RAGLANS, WITH BRAID SETS, AT $1S:-WORTH $25. LADIES TAILOR-MADE ALL-WOOL BEAVER CLOTH JACKETS IN BLACK, BLUE, OR BROWN, AT $3.90: WORTH $6. MISSES HEAVY CLOTH NEWMARKETS, $3.90 AND $4.90. MISSES, CHECK SHIRRED COATS, HOOD AND BELT, $4.90. MISSES EINE ENGLISH CHECK AND"STRIPE NEWMARKETS, HOOD OR CAPE, AT $7.90; WORTH $10.

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our A, the great Skin Cure. This repeated daily, with two or three doses of Cutiour: A Resolvent, the New Blood Purifier, to keep the blood cool, the perspiration pure and unirrifating, the bowels open, the liver and kidneys active, will speedily cure Eczema, tetter, ringworm, psoriasis, lichen, pruritus, scall head, dandruff, and every species of torturing, disfiguring, itching, scaly and pimply diseases of the skin and scalp, with loss of hair, when physicians and all known remedies fail. Sold everywhere. Price, CUTIoun A, 50c.; So AP, 25c.; REsolvent, $1. Prepared by the Potter DRUG AND CHEMIoAL Co., Boston, Mass. so- Send for “How to Cure Skin Diseases.”

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LATEST IMPort Ation IN FRENCH AND WIENNA. NOWEITIES, Specialties in Fine Fans, Handkerchiefs,Silk Hosiery, Rufflings, Veilings, Fancy Goods, and the genuine Jouvin & Co.'s best quality Kid and Suede Gloves a specialty. Every pair warranted and tried on the hand.

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SILK IMIUFFLERS

AND

IHIANTIDIKERCHIEFS

AT A LARGE CONCESSION IN PRICE.

Cream and Cream-white pure Silk Imported Brocaded Mufflers, 12 styles, patterns small, medium, and large, size 31, inches square. The price is

98c. each.

It is a fact that other Importers are asking us

for same quality and poorer designs $1.50 each.

In ordering by mail mention size of pattern.

And are also selling what we know to be the best value in Japanese Initial Silk Handkerchiefs, 22 inches square, 2-inch hem, beautiful Hand-Embroidered Initial, and the best quality silk imported. Our price is

98c. each,

worth $1.75 each, or $5.75 per half dozen. Letters A to W.

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A GREAT

November Sale of Surplus Stock

SILKS.

SPECIAL, BARGAINS: From Auction, 100 pieces BLACK FAILLE FRANCAISE, all Silk, at 98c. per yard. 100 pieces BLACK SATIN DUCHESSE at 98c. per yard; worth $1.25. 150 pieces FANCY STRIPED WELVETs, all colors, at 79C.; were $1.25. 50 pieces RICH BENGALINES, latest tints, at $1.69; worth $2.50. A great variety of new shades and colors for street and evening wear.

RICH MOIRE ANTIQUE, Faille Francaise, Poult de Soie, Satin Rhadames, &c.

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Have just received a special invoice of rich Foreign Dress Goods, designed for the midwinter season: A full range of new shades, including the approved “Brique,” “Gobelin,” and “Ocean’’ tints in the standard plain fabrics; extraweight Camel’s-Hair with spun gold circles for Ladies’ Carriage Wraps; Braided Camelet Robes, in new contrasts, for Tea Gowns: Plain Bengalines with alternating stripes of Astrachan for Skirts, and Uncut Astrachan for Wraps, woven to match. 450 Pattern Dresses in very desirable colors and trimmings, at $10.00 each. This price is much below their value. Orders by mail from any part of the country will receive careful and prompt attention.

BROADWAY AND ELEVENTH ST.,

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French and English Gloves FOR LADIES AND GENTLEMEN,

Highest Quality Paris, Suede, and Kid Gloves.

4 to 30 Button Length Ladies' Latest Style of London Gloves. Gentlemen's Gloves for the Street and Driving.

Boys' and Misses' Woollen and Hand-knit Gloves.

Ladies' Gloves for Wedding, Evening, and Reception a specialty.

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-- - -x R*" or Brain Workers t H2ME, o £1555. Ladies, and Youths, the Athlete or Invalid. A complete gymnasium. Takes up but 6 inches square floor-room, something new scientific, durable, comprehensive, cheap. Send for circular. “schools for Physical and Vocal Culture,” 16 East 14th Street and *13 5th Ave., N. Y. City. Prof. D. L. Dowd. Wm. Blaikie, author of “How to get Strong,” says of it. " I never saw any other that I liked half as well.”

Lás || || ||||||}. 5000 pairs, embracing all varieties, at less than cost of importation. Novelties in odd

styles of Furniture for the Holiday Season.

SHEPPARD KNAPP & CO., Sixth Ave., 13th and 14th St.

Piso's Remedy for Catarrh is the Best, Easiest to Use, and Cheapest.

CATA R R H

Sold by druggists or sent by mail. 50c. E. T. Hazeltine, Warren, Pa.

LADES, MMFJULIAN's SPECIFIC

Is absolutely the only unfailing remedy for removing radically and permanently all Superfluous Hair from Lips, Cheeks, Chin, Arms, &c., without injuring the skin, which neither torturous electricity nor any of the advertised poisonous stuffs can accomplish. Address Mme. JULIAN, 48 East 20th St., New York.

wn LLIAMI RNABE & Co. BALTIMORE: NEW YORK : 22 & 24 E. Baltimore St. 112 Fifth Avenue. WASHINGTON: 817 Market Space.

positively cured by the great German Remedy, Sample package and book for 4 conts

in stamps. E. H. Wedical Co., East Bampton, Conn.

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ter having learned a few sentences said enthusiastically to his mother one day, “Mamma, I mean to speak German like a dead parrot before we go back to America.” Then suddenly realizing the magnitude of the idea, and dropping his voice, he solemnly appended, “That is, if we don't go too soon.” Little Fred's sister was married the other evening,

and he was so much impressed by the ceremony that

he sat in perfect silence until the bride appeared in her travelling dress, and her weeping mother took his hand to lead him to her for a good-by kiss. Then Fred burst out, “Oh oh! oh! must I go away ?—am I married too 7" THE MUCKERY OF FATE.

The jolliest fellow you ever met

Is a dismal man at home; The wittiest girl in society's set

Will with headaches her wit atone. The man whose graces a court would adorn Is tied to a desk from night till morn: And the man who would lend his last cent to a friend Never has the first cent to lend.

When a girl is little she has a doll baby; when she

grows up she has a dolman. -

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“Mamma, is a shepherd a man who 'tends to sheep?”
“Yes, dear.” -
“Well, is a coward a man who 'tends to cows 2"
“No, dear; but women are when they see one.”

A HINT TO INVENTORS. A fair American came into a down-town drug store lately and inquired for a certain kind of tooth-powder. “Haven’t got it in stock, madam,” said the clerk. “But,” persisted the fair customer, “I have friends who purchase it here habitually.” “What kind did you say it was, madam 2" “Automatic, sir–automatic tooth-powder.” Voice from the rear, in stentorian accents: “Try her on aromatic.” And she beat a retreat, with much confusion and the desired species of dentifrice. “So you are really going to marry old Moneybags?” said a friend to a New York belle. “Yes, indeed; but it's merely a dollars and sense arrangement; he furnishes the dollars and I the sense,

you know.” Unlooked-for-The tack you pick up with your foot.

“Tell me, how did you begin life,
And earn for yourself a name 7”
“I didn't begin life at all, sir–
I found it here when I came.”
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NOT YET OUT OF THE WOODS.

FIRST TURKEY (a youthful bird). “Well, thank goodness, we've escaped the Thanksgiving Scylla.”

SEoonD TURKEY (of mature experience). “Yes, but I tremble when I think of the Christmas Charybdis.”

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TURREY SHOOT.”

I'VE ONLY BEEN Down To THE

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