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6. Kendall, Montana, September 8, 1903 SCARCITY OF GEMS. The More Precious Stones Are Grow- ing Higher in Price. Mines Are Worleed-eat and the Pro. deicers Are More Grasping Than ever—An Inteceisting Chap. tel on Gems. Every year sees the price of emer- alds and rubies rise higher, owing to the working out of some of the few mines where these gems are foutid. There are diamonds aplenty, but the De Beers syndliate manages to hold the price to its present height, and it Is not likely that the greattlamond trust will ever be broken, states the Washington Star. What, then, is the world of ordinary folk to do for gems? Eventually, jewelers say, the pub- lic must come to a proper apprecia- tion of the worth of the so-called in- ferior stones. These are much prized in other countries. If there is one part of the world which might justly be said to have a right to decide mat- ters where precious stones are con- cerned, it should be the orient, their first home, where they are loved and understood as they never can be in the western world. The verdict of the vest is in favor of a number of jewels which rarely find their way to the windows of a first-class dealer in this country. Chief among the neglected stones, the day of which in the orient seems to be in a fair way of dawning at last, are alexandrites, white and pink cat's eyes, carbuncles and Ceylon rubies. Of these gems few really fine speci- mens find their way to the Ameri- can market, and such as are seen are general* in crade or inapproprUte — settings. The result is that these stones do not appear to the best ad- vantage, and so have met with less public favor than they deserve. Take, for instance, the alexandrite, which possesses the remarkable quali- ty of changing its color from a green- ish yellow in the daytime to a glow- ing red at nigi.t. When encircled with diamonds it forms s beautiful °rim- • ment, and can be set effectively in gypsy rings, with emeralds or sap- phires. To the superstitiously inclined the alexandrite should appeal strongly. Orientals hold that it not only pro- tects the wearer from footpads, but that those troubled with insomnii e obtain a good night's rest by gaz- ing intently upon the stone utter it has changed color. The pink ' and white sapphires are more highly prized in eastern countries than the famil- iar blue variety, because they pre- serve better their luster and color at night. In fact, the white sapphire sheds such brilliancy by artificial light that it requires an expert to distin- guish it from a diamond. Yet both pink and white sapphires are seldom offered for sale out of the orient. The carbuncle is another gem which oriental jewelers set artistically, to- gether with moonstones, in bracelets and girdles of gold filigree work. It does not usually require the pocket- book of a millionaire to become the possessor of one of these ornaments, but when the stones are of the purest quality they may be costly. A girdle of carbuncles and moonstones in the possession of Queen Alexandra is val- ued at $15,000: To many people the carbuncle has one serious defect. The superstitious say that this stone occasionally devel- ops black spots, which are infallible signs of impending misfortune. When a black spot appears in a carbuncle owned by e Hindoo, he loses no time in presenting it to some one for whom he cherishes a secret aversion. He thus passes the stone with its unlucky spot on to where he thinks it will do the most good or evil. As to the cat's eye, RO potent a charm against sickness is this gem consid- ered by orientate that the loss or com- pulsory patting with one is viewed rs little short of personal calamity. More than this, the cat's eye is sup - post d to endow its possessor with sec- ond sight, so that he can perceive.and checkmate the evils of his enemies. Be this as it may, a fine cat's eye, when surrounded by brilliants, is a mag- nificent ornament, and the only rea- son one can assign to its meeting with less favor in the west than the east is that it is too often confused with the worthless Chinese pebble sold un- der the same name. • For $25,000 you can purchase a fair- ly large perfect diamond, and for the same sum even rubies and emeraluis at their present high value ere with- in your reach. And $25,000 was the price paid by the nizam of Hydera- bad a few years ago for the cat's eye which adorns his state turban. True, it is a matchless specimen and as large as a pigeon's egg, but it serves to show that cat's eyes have some right to be classed as among gems of the first order. Lett -Handed Ping-Pong. A southern girl gave a left -handled ping-pong party which proved the jol- liest sort of extravaganza. The game was, of course, ping-pong but played with the left hand instead of the right. What a difference it made! The crack ping-pongers were reduced to the level of the veriest tyros and one's most strenuous efforts resulted in absurdly low scores. It so fell out that the town champion in ping-pong received the booby prize. The prizes were little silver pins in the shape of racquettes, with a box of ping-pong candy as boo- by. Supper was served upon a table decorated in Japanese style, the favors being Japanese dolls filled with sweets. Ice cream took the form of the balls used in the popular game. Snndwiches were cut with a sharp tin cake cutter the form of a racquette, with small olives pressed down into the break to give the effect of balls.—N. Y. Sun. RIBBON FLOWERS. A Pretty Fancy of the Time Which Leads Lite and Color to a Costume. Satin and Louisine ribbon sets, which were fashionable during the summer,. have lost none of their popularity. When dressy results are desired noth- ing is more effective with delicate even- ing frocks than touches of ribbon that harmonize in coloring. The fancy for dangl.ug decorations in knotted rib- bons. sash ends and breast knots has been very marked. This same idea may be carried out in sprays of ribbon flowers for dress and hair ornament. All sorts of flowers are being made of ribbon to be worn in this vay, and there are wonderful possibilities for deft fingers in fashioning these dainty things, says the New York Herald. Clusters cf tiny pink and red rose-. buds are made of fe.Ided satin ribbon. The green calii and stem cf the arti- ficial flower and the sheen (1 tl.e satin all lending themselves to an excellent imitation of the natural flower. These sprays of tiny flowers are charming for the hair, especially the wreath and tiara effects in rosebuds and forget- me-nots. Larger roses and buds with long green stems hang from a cluster or rib- bon knot at the breast. Draped over the dress skirt thee clusters give a gracefal .touch to an eutire costume. Violets are made cf narrow ribbon gathered into knots andmac.ie of single violets. Chrysanthemums are strik- ingly natural, made of ti nj fluted baby ribbon. Sprays of fish geran- iums are in vivid reds, with their own foliage. To make a rose take green wrapped vi'ire seven or eight inches long. Th.. wire must be thin and Can be un- wrapped if desired. Cut a piece cf satin for a half -u pen rcse, about the sh•e of the palm of your hind. It &es not matter whether you cut the end of the ribbon off square, rciund or ragged. Wrap tisk, after fold'ng it ca the bias, so that the center forms s point, with the folds of satin about it. Hold the rough ends around the doubled up wire, the doUttled end of which comes up into the point, and wrap a thin piece of plain wire tightly around. it. The bud is thus formed and ready for its little green cup. (lip off most of the rough ends of the satin and shoe the cup over the doubled wire, making it fit over the little bunch of tied ends. Between the bud and its cup is placed a circle of green cloth cut in points, with a hole in the middle. The cup pushes this into place around the satin bud and the complete rosebud is formed. The same rule applies to the tiny buds, the only difference be- ing the size of the bit of satin. Some persons run a hollow artificial stem over 14e wire. One or two pieces of hollow stem are enough. This can be bought in long pieces and cut up into any desired lengths. A bow or open rose can hide the stems at the begin- ning of the bunch. In making the full blown roses a cluster of little yellow tipped stamens; are tied to the end of the doubled wire before the pieces of satin are folded and tied in place. Each bud, half blown and full blown flower is made separately, and then the maker can twisrt them together in any desired style. The little green holders can be made at home, but the cups, which are of paper, are bought; so is the wire. One woman suggested taking the little cups of acorns, piercing a hole in. -the bottom and painting them green. It is a novel idea and would serve the pur- pose perfectly. Stamens and cups, however, are exceedingly cheap, and liberty satin can be bought for less than a dollar a yard for the piece, and a small portion of a yard would be sufficient; or the ribbon, in different widths, ranges from 15 to 19 cents a yard. Heavier satin costs little more. Velvet is expensive, and is used for geraniums, which are easy to make. Just a small bit of velvet or satin, crushed and tied in small points and round, crinkled objects, which, *hen fastened in a bunch, look just like the blossoms themselves. Artificial leayes are used with geranium bunches. Vklets are made of little crtiaifia, crinkled bits of satin tied on the end of a wire and then bunched together with the appearance of a corsage bouquet of Parma violets. LUCAYAN NOVELTIES. Odd •rtieles from a Little IC 1 OWE limed Aro Now Common In This Country. Since the Spanish war, New Yorkers have shown more interest in the prod- ucts from the Caribbean. The reason of this is a commercial matter—no doubt the West Indians have acquired an easier method of exchanging prod- ucts. At any rate, one sees little re- minders of the lesser known islands and their inhabitants constantly, says the New York Post. A few days ago special prominence was given to im- portations from the Lncayan islands 'by several shops. The Lucaystir, pop- ularly called Bahamas, have been here- tofore known to Americans as a win- ter resort, and outside of the travel- ing clasp, few persons have been bene- fited by their output. The tongue of the ocean or subma- rine gulf and bays are the homeof the coral polyp, the progenitor of the is- lands. The limestone found there- abouts tis easily quarried and made into quaint souvenirs, the lignum vitae, pitch, pine, and palm match safes; jew- el treys, and receptacles, are art ob- jects of value. The dumb dog seen in the ma4cets is said to be a little brother to he me - coon. and one can purchase with s it, these days, for a Lucayan feast, tama- rinds, pomegranates, melons, yams, bananas, and figs. From the vessels that touch at the Great Bahama, Great Abaco, Berry Isles, Cat island, and Harbor island, can be bought humming birds. flamin- gos, parrots; also, bits of coral, dried fish, preserved mollusks, turtles, and other varieties of life from thecurioua \garden of the sea.\ . What Tesla Promises. Locomotives propelled by electricity drawn from the air without cost, and ocean liners racing over the sea by the agency of the electric current drawn inexpensively from the same source, are promised for the near fu- ture by Teals. It Is to be done on the principle of wireless telegraphy. Reed & Millard's Saloon McKinley Avenue, Kendall Headquarters for the Choicest of Wines Liquors and Cigars ..01 Large Club Rooms Attached We are always pleased to see old and new friends. Livery and X Feed Stable North end of McKinley Ave. 4$ .0 R. W. DUTCHER, Proprietor. Livery Rigs and Saddle Horses Good FaciliCes for boarding stock. Kendall Barber Shop oldest established barber shop in Kendall Clean Towels and First -Class Work C. E. CARLISLE, Proprietor In the Turner Block Dr. Gaylord McCoy Successor to Dr Wiemer Office in Old Miners' Union Hall, Opposite to Chronicle Office W. H. CULVER P11 ()TOO RAPti E 12 Lewistown, Montana kodaks and Amateur's Supplies For Sale DENTISTRY Dr. M. M. Hedges Office Over Judith Hard- ware Store, Lewistown. Has been in practice over thirty years and guarantees all his operations.