Don't you feel sorry for the womaa who haunts the bargain room counters? About her face is a weary, anxious look and her clotb.es have rather a tawdry air! It is proper they should, for the very word "tawdry" is derived from St. Audrey, on whose day fairs were held when the bargain seeking dames weré induced to buy worthless things becanse they were cheap. As if anything you didn't want was ever cheap I Although the old St. Audrey's fair is closed, practically it still exists, for the same result follows all purchases such as were made there, i. e., dissatisfaction. - New York Sun. France consumes from 4,000,000 to 4,500,000 küograms of raw silk anuually, which may be valued at 220,000,000 to 370,000,000 francs, lf to this be added the value of the wool and cotton yarna used in mixed fabrics, the total value of the raw material used by the silk industry is fonnd to be from 300,000,000 to 400,000,000 francs.