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DHL NYE IN TEE SUEF.
HE HAS HIS PICTURE TAKEN IN A
BATHING SUIT AND A SMILE.
Sir Goorco Pullman's Thinks on the
Bright and Shiny Past Coney Island
and Other Fashloar.blo Watery Places.
AVho Knows of Tan Pelter?
Copyright by Edar W. Nye.
Coney Island thia season saems to be a
good deal improved as to the character
of its patrons. I was told that many of
the tougher class had gone to Tuxedo
and thus greatly increased tho haut ton
of tho West End. I had quite a little
talk with Mr. Silas Drooler, the artist
and tintypo impressionist of tho West
End, early in the week regarding this
change for the better. He also says
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BY THE SAD SEA "WAVES.
that many of the canaille of Coney
Island have gone to Ocean Grove for
the summer. Mr. Drooler took a tin
type of me in bathing costume while I
'waited: I givo it hero with the aid of
Mr. McDougall, who has so kindly
-volunteered before this at times to set
me right before the public. Very few
people look real well iu a bathing cos
tume, it seems to me, and this picture
would indicato tliat I am no exception.
Bathing in a hired cheniiloon with red
braid on it does not give me that gentle
&enbo of thorough ablution that I felt
when in childhood 1 defied the police
and, clothed in nothing but conscious rec
titude and a little bag of assafcetida
which 1 wore around my neck to keep
off the prairie mango and other plagues
incident to a thorough education, I
plunged like a long, buff streak into tho
bosom of tho mill pond.
"Oh, them was glorious days," as Sir
George Pullman pays in his Night
Thoughts. "How lean and meager is the
salary Ave gat today compared with tho
joy tliat came with freedom and health
and fried mush and gentle sleep.' I was
hpeaking to Sir George about it the other
day, and as ho charged up a colored
porter with the loss of a towel on his last
trip ho heaved a sigh, and looked out
at window as who should say: "Ah,
what wompcw have wealth and posi
tion for the unalloyed joys of childhood,
and how gladly today as I sit in the
midst of my Oriental splendor and costly
magnificence a titled foreigner with a
glittering order on my breast, but chaos
in my soul, and thoughtfully run my
fingers through my choice but changing
chin whiskers, would I give it all, wealth,
lame tilii cuid position, for one brief,
"balmy, breezy day g iJiored rrom the
mellow haze of the long xigo, when I
f,tood full knee deep in the lukewarm
pool near my suburban horns in the quiet
dell and allowed the yielding soothing
mud to squirt up bettreen my dimpled
Tho WestSnd is na orsrrmrn by wealth
and style or russet hax js-kj or clanging
carriage chains, but it his an atmos
phere f light molody xnd ftxj-tlom from
restraint which is rail nic?, I tkiiilr. I
won a cane tilers during tho week by
throwing rings at it. It wan not an in
tellectual cane but cheap, and with a
very small development about tho head.
The more I go to G&o&y Ifeiaadnnd watch
the ways of West Eaders and cane ven
ders the more I nwftce that tho gold
headed can.es are so wide across the top
that the riugs will not bestride them.
The cane I gothsa a nice red typewriter
bead on it, mad? of celluloid, and the
stick itself is of pure hide bound Wee
hawken malagga. It only coat mo eight
cent3, but tho canes I bought and did not
get cost mo $2.85.
Pop corn thii 3ear is flavored with
everything as neatly as soda water and
is less guminy, as a young lady from
Vassar said to mo on the boat as I was
holding her hand for her a moment while
she was listening to some boat music.
Speaking of boat music in New York
bay this season, I think I notice a blight
improvement in that regard, several of
the bands having been shot by maddened
passengers and their places not yet sup
plied by others. One entire boat band
was bitten by a maJ dog in June; also
in tho calf of the leg, and no one has
been raised up to take its place as I write.
Much good may le done at times, I
t ,-ink, by well directed hydrophobia, A
colored quartet who thought they sang
on board the excursion bout which last
year encircled Staten Island daily now
imagine that they are singing at South
Beach. For the privilege of wauling on
that trip last year these men had to
pav tho boat a small sum. Toward
autumn their wives raised it by laundry
efforts. Nothing was paid in by passen
gers except once. An ill guided man
from Poughkeepsie who was deaf and also
absent minded gave them five cents on
the 18th of July, but he was observed by
another passenger and the next day the
body of the Poughkeepsie man was found
far out to sea with an airtight stove tied
around his neck.
These colored gentlemen are dependent
solely on their voices ind their wives for
support. If they were not permitted to
obtain their livelihoods by singing they
would have to work. I do not dislike
these musicians, but their songs, devoid
of anaesthetics, will kill burdocks by the
roadside. I like good coon music and
will wall: quite a lonr distance to hear
it, but whon it is r-nk that the rest
less oysters tarn over m their little oys
ter beds and moan as the boat goes over
thorn I think it is time to call a halt.
Many able prophets said that this yeaT
would see a great falling off in the at
tendance at Coney Island but I do not
notice it. It was said that other new
resorts would cut into Coney Island
even as the enraired and outraged .surf
had cut tot Brighton Beach;' but it la
not apparent. New York needs all the
breathing holes there are, and though
you go to one and think that the multi
tude cannot be duplicated you find that
it can over and oyer again at hundreds
of other places, seaward and inland.
Good food can bwhad at Coney Island
at a moderate price, .many articles com
paring favorably as-to quality and tariff
with thosein. the .city. Devilish crabs
and liontee4,.potatoes especially are to
be had in great profusion and at reason
able rates to all.
Mr. AntoiiSeidl is holding hjs recitals
at Brighton Beach, and amidst the roar
of the eurf tho sweet muaio of the
orpheclide and germicide may be heard.
On the day I attended Mr. Seidl was in
real good form. He does not play him
self, bat merely does the ornamental
beckoning, and gives the playing his
general approval as it goes along.
The programme opened with an over
ture, which is frequently the case at
such times, and was followed by a suite
of dances by Brull. It was from the
Ballet La Champagne, and one could
almost imagine that he saw before him
the graceful, lithe limbed and giddy
skippers of the leg-itimate drama. Then
came some soft, easy going waltzes by
Gounod, Saint-Saena and other able
composers. After that Mr. Seidl intro
duced a Hungarian rhapsody by the
eminent but slightly lecherous Liszt.
It was No. 13 of his rhapsodies, and
Mr. Seidl kept good time to it with his
little parasol handle. When the music
was completed the applause of the audi
ence mingled with that of the roaring
billows outside, and then some more
pieces were played with great success,
closing with a selection by Nesslfer,
called the "Trumpeter of Skowhegan,"
if I am not grossly mistaken. The opera
from which it was taken from, as the
tautologists have it, was laid on tho
Rhine, where it was afterward secured
and utilized by Mr. Nessler. Mr. Seif
fert played tho trumpet solo in this
piece, and was recalled at its close by
red message, he being somewhere up to
ward the iron pier in order to give his
music the light distance.
Mr. Seidl uses only the Chickering
piano at his performances. He uses ii.
by standing it in the pit with a large
monogram tarpaulin over it, bearing the
namo in tall, gilt letters. Then at the
close of the season Mr. Chickering throws
off this horse blanket or sweater together
with half the price and lets Mr. Seidl
have the piano.
Ho also uses the Mason & Hamlin or
gan in a similar way.
I lectured once in a large city for the
benefit of the watermelon sufferers of
Georgia, and on the programmes I found
that I "only used the Chickering, erect,
overstrung piano" at all my entertain
ments. Somebody did well out of that,
but I was not in it, to use a truism from
The time will come when a prima
donna may pause between her selections
while the orchestra proceeds with the
interlude and, slowly but deftly remov
ing her artificial teeth, polish them
neatly on her elbow and call attention
to their general good qualities and biting
powers, at tho same time giving the
name of the maker and thus getting an
extra set at the end of the season.
Mr. Informal Williams, of Ninth av
enue, who has practically controlled the
pretzel market at Pier One for the past
season, has opened a branch at tho West
End and last week shipped a whole fish
pole full of these toothsome victuals.
A hot Frankfurter works at South
Beach, owned by Perley Dinksblatter,
caught on fire last Friday week and was
Long Branch looks bright and smiling
th'd saon and along the ocean drive
many new faces are seen. I frequently
savo up enough during the winter to
stop over at Long Branch between boats
by being economical.
I HLu to visit tho Branch each sum
mer, ard i'f.yiTO is glad to see me
thero arid wi -- why I cannot stay
any longer. It is ot because I am prej
udiced against tho Branch, but because
I cannot afford it. Now, at South Beach
I cau go from my country seat at Shppery-chnhurbt-Back-of
for five cents. Carrying my own
bathing suit, which consists of a knitted
chemisette, I repair to borne unfrequent
ed portion of tho shore, and after eating
a hasty bite of some pure food, consist
ing in part of cold salt pork held in place
A PLUNGE IN.
by Shaker flannel cakes and washed
down with a beaker of old Rhenish wine
from a secret vineyard of mine in the
hills of Kentucky I disrobe behind an
oar which I btick up in the sand, and
plunge madly with a glad, gurgling cry
into the spray, whero I snort about for
in hour or so and then return to my ate
lier, where I resume work on my new
almanao fsr 1891 and do other literary
work till my seedling brain warns me
that I must desist or incur the displeas
ure of tho board of health.
All of this costs but a trifle, and leaves
me considerable means to use in the
purchase of members of the legislature
and otlior farm produce.
I hear some complaint this summer at
the bathing places regarding lack of
proper care of tho bathing houses, and
the crying need of more cleanliness.
One lady at Coney Island this summer,
whose home is on the east side of New
York, and whose husband made his
money by a judicious system of sanitary
plumbing and unsanitary charges for
same, told mo tha fc her eldest daughter,
Elfrida, came home after utilizing one
of those public bath houses and her cloth
ing was just literally covered with er
mine. People can't bo too careful in that
way. A correspondent writes xae from
Ocean Grove to know what ho fhall do
about collecting a slight bill of $500
against the landlord of a boarding house
there who rented a house of the writer
last summer for that sum. Towaratne
close of the season the guests all assem
bled at the breakfast table one-morning,
and while merrily chaffing each other
and such things" some one asked, "Where
is Mr. Van Pelter?' for that was the
gentleman'a .name who ran tha estab
lishment. He came not'till the break
fast was cold, and so several went in
search of him. They went up in the
garret, where summer guests had been
in the habit of hanging themselves, but
he was not there. His business had been
profitable, so they did not see why he
should suicide, unless he was leading
what is called a doublelife, and the two
families had got acquainted with each
However, they dragged the Atlantic
ocean carefully and got a good many
other curiosities, but did not get Mr.
It is now over a year and the corre
spondent asks me to kindly mention
through these columns that any one giv
ing him any information regarding a
heavy set and rather wheezy blonde
male, weighing upwards ot 280 pounds,
with iron gray whiskers in Iris ears and a
decided penchant for fried chicken and
revivals, will confer a lasting favor upon
him by communicating with said gen
tleman in my care. Also that any per
son interested who will take the trouble
to come down to Ocean Grove when Mr.
Van Pelter is brought back can see
some fun by staying around there for a
day or two while he and the tradespeo
ple and others renew their acquaintance
with Mr. Van Pelter and unravel his
works for him.
A Romonbtranoe Before the Party.
Claudia Neelson Come, sistah, is yo'
Rhody Neelson Yo1 liddle brack use
less yo', ef yo' doan' take dat ha'r down
en 'range it some ways different, I pulls
it down. I yain't gwine t' be took fer no
A Complete Surprise.
Funniman Now there's your husband
coming, Mrs. Candor. Let's make a lit
tle surprise for him. Mrs. Funniman
and I will hide behind the curtains here,
and you tell him that your expected
guests haven't come. Then we'll step
out and surprise him.
Mrs. Candor (obeying orders) Well,
John, our expected guests have disap
pointed us. Mr. and Mrs. Funniman
Mr. Candor (heartily) I'm glad of it.
The Lovely Tests.
Angry Farmer See here! don't you
know I can't afford to havo my grass
trampled down for the sake of a few
berries? You'll have to move out of
Lady from the City We are not pick
ing berries; wo are gathering a handful
of these lovely, charming, golden heart
ed, snow tipped, ox eye daisies.
Farmer Oh, I beg your pardon. Go
right ahead, and come again to-morrow
and bring your relatives. Judge.
A Slur on thr Singers.
"Yes," said the minister, "I havo bade
farewell to my congregation. I havo
determined to go and try convert the
"Then surely, Mr. Whanger," said the
soprano reproachfully, "you won't for
get to visit your choir." Philadelphia
To Got Clean.
Mother Johnny, this is Saturday
right, and you must take yenr bath.
Johnny But, ma, I've been in swim
min' twice every day this week!
Mother1 That's all the more reason
you need a bath now. Lawrence Amer
ican. Sweet Churlty.
Johnny Please, pa, let mo have a
quarter to give to a poor, lame man.
Pa Who is the poor, lame man,
Johnny Er well, pa, he's the ticket
seller down at tho circus. West Shore.
Ho Had Scrapie.
"Do yon have to listen to that idiot on
the next floor scraping continually on
"Yes, since I have scruples against
killing him. Ho is my father." Har
A Hit at tho Bean City.
She Oh, isn't it cold? There must be
icebergs near. Did you meet any com
tr, One. She was from Boston
He Had Z&utored His Jlelterschatt.
"Who was that gentleman I just saw
you talking with so earnestly?'
"Oh, that was the exiled nihilist, Mr.
"Whv, what a frightful cold yog
"Not at all; n ot at all. I was merely
giving you the exact pronunciation oj
tho gentleman's name. It's sneey
enough when you've learned how."
Undor Another Name.
Mrs. Joliet 'on their first trip acrois)
Feel seasick, Eliot.
3Ir. Joliet Not a mite; but Fm sul
ferin' terrible with that old dispepsy o'.
mine. It's jest took ae.-?si.
"OF BEAUTIFUL LOCKS.
"THE CROWNING GLORY OF A WOM
AN IS HER HAIR."
Here Are Directions That TT1U Interest
Jiany Pair Beaders How to Dress the
Hair Formulas for Hair Washes and
Copyright by American Pres3 Association.
F beauty ever
drew anybody by
a single hair it was
accompanied by its mates, because a
full, glossy head of hair is one of the at
tributes of a beautiful woman. Nowa
days she may be able to supplement it
with added hair, but she must have
enough to make this look as if it grew
on her own head, even if it does not.
Poets, novelists and philosophers have
all given the world their opinions as to
what color the most exquisite hair
should be. One claims the glossy black,
almost purple: another delights in the
deep brown, with its wondrous inclina
tion to rippling waves; another admires
the pale flaxen blonde; but the majority
grow rapturous and give ecstatic praiso
to the perfect golden blonde. Undoubt
edly the reason for this is that it is tho
rarest of all types.
The blonde haired woman is usually
found in cold countries; and the golden
hair, to be perfect, needs warmth and sun,
so that it is often found in the tropics, and
may be attributed to the nomadic habits
of mankind, some blonde ancestor, near
or remote, having come from a colder
clime. Accompanied by pale eyes and
complexion, the general effect of golden
hair is not always attractive, but when
the eyes are deep brown or blue, and the
skin tinged with a lasting glow, no one
will bo found who will not declare that
of this typo were Venus, Cleopatra and
Helen of Troy. Venus is described as
Her deep hair
Ambrosial, golden round her lucid throat and
Iphigenia i3 pictured with "raven
glossy hair," while Aspasia was said to
have had "raven hair and wondrous gray
Catherine do Medicis had Titian red
hair, and Lucretia Borgia gloried in such
threads of gold that a lo,ng, burning,
single hair is shown in Florence as com
ing from the head of the woman who,
better than any other, knew how to treat
her enemies. Statistics say that women
with the Titian hair are usually very
strong mentally, while as the hair dark
ens the brain grows weaker and the heart
In giving advice about keeping the
hair glossy and thick it's just as well to
first say what not to do. Do not allow
yourself, under any circumstances, to
grease your hair, no matter how ugly
you may think tho color; be sure you
will make it a thousand times worse by
this practice, and no anathema marana
tha is sufficiently strong to bo hurled
against this custom. When the roots
of the hair seem dry and apparently need
irrigation then, -with the ends of your
fingers, rub a little vaselino or some
castor oil diluted with alcohol well into
tho scalp, allowing as little as possible
to get on the hair. The old time recipe
for keeping the hair glossy was to give
it a hundred strokes with the brush,
morning and evening. This was a wise
prescription; for in addition to doing
what it is said to do the exercise de
velops tho bust and gives a pleasant
warmth to the entire body. But, if you
follow this prescription, oh, gentle maid,
brush your hair and not your head, and
show that you deserve the adjective put
before your name by doing it in a gentle
but firm way. The slaves trained to bo
dressing maids learned to brush hair so
perfectly that they soothed many a head
ache away and many a tired mistress to
sleep. To this care are due the fine
heads of hair so general in the southern
states, where many a belle can truly
wrap herself in her locks as in a mantle.
A prescription that personal experi
ence has proved to be good which will
aid the growth of tho hair and prevent
it falling out is made of:
Castoroil. Two ounces
Oil ot cantharides Two ounces
Spirits of rosemary Oneounce
Use this mixture every day for awhile,
and then once or twice a week, as is
needed. The mixture should be care
fully rubbed in, after which tho hair
should be well brushed until the scalp is
in a pleasant glow.
Too much cannot be said against the
use of heavy hairpins that drag the hair
down and break it. Better put a little
more money in buying the pins that are
to hold your hair up, and in the days to
come you will have less to spend in buy
ing lotions for it. Choose for the brush
one that is medium stiff, but that lias
good long bristles that will go through
your hair, cleansing and polishing it at
the same time. The woman whose hair
is growing thinner and thinner every
day ask3 to bo told what she shall do
and if she shall cut it off. Few physi
cians who have made a study of the
treatment of the hair advise having it
shaved except after a severe illness. It
is suggested instead that a good tonic be
used and that care be taken to rest the
hair. If won for a long time in one
way it is apt to grow in that direction,
so that a decided change every new and
then is very commendable. If the scalp
is in a tolerably good state cf health, and
yet might be better, then a simple mode
of treatment is its careful washing with
hot water and purs castila soap. After
the soap bath rinse out with water as
hot as can be endured untQ only w-
good wrought by the soap remains. Fas
it dry, and do not under any circum
stances put it up while it i3 still damp,
as it will certainly smell moldy.
Sunshine does much to help the growth
of tho hair, it being an undispated fact
that the hair grows fastr in warm
weather than in cold, and mere in Hit
daytime than in the night, a truth frusJ
which one may learn much. Sometimes
the loss, or rather losing, of the hair
comes from chronic indigestion, in which
j yVfl cause dthsr trnri th cSect
neeus to tie treated: :&. toniMor ins- mar,
after the scalp haa been made clean by
its castile soap wash,. i3 the following:
PeruTlaa bark (a strong decoctios.ne-ttalf pint.
Brandy -....".:: ...A-wiageglaEsral.
Mix this well and apply it to the scalp,
morning and evening, with a soft tooth
brush. Remember that to wash the
scalp does not mean to wash the hair,
which should be carefully braided so
that it will only be moistened at the
roots. Much washing makes the hair
streaky in coler and gives itja moldy odor.
"The positive cure fer dandufF, is the
ono thing that is always in demand.
The only absolute cure for it is a regular
brushing of the hair eTery day. It is
not taking care of one's'hair t brush it
well one day and neglect it three, but to
devote a little while every day to it and
to be certain that the brushes used are
absolutely Glean and are your own. A
woman of refinemgnt will almost aa
soon usa another woman's tooth brush a3
her hair brush, and there weuld really
be fewer diseases of the scalp if tha hair
brush was considared more sacred.
Advice to those about to dya is don't.
When the pretty girl of today dyes her
hair neither her complexion nor her eyes
are, as a rule, in keeping with it, and so
she powders and paints to get herself in
harmony; at 80 she is old and faded, with
only herself to blame. Lais, the great
beauty, refused to wed an old pculptor
because a woman's reason his hair
was gray. In a day or two he returned
to her with black hair and again made
his proposal. Then she laughed at him
and said, "How can I accept you today
when I refused your father two days
ago?' There i3 an amusing story told
of Mrs. Langtry's experience with hair
dye. When she was at tho height of
her glory in London she suddenly be-
came possessed of a desire to make her i to practice before the 6npremo court of
beautiful brown locks golden, and so I the United States. They are good looi
she did. When sho saw the effect she I ing "women, all of them. The first ono
realized what a foolish thing Bhe had
done and started off to Paris to have
Auguste, the famous coiffure, get her !
y n t 1 T T TT
locks back to their natural color. He
was horrified when he saw what she had
done and quickly put something on to
undo the mischief.
Before tho medicine had time to act
tho beauty started for Vienna; she
reached the city wearing a heliotrope
toque with a veil tied over her face, and,
as she had been traveling all night, she
hadn't seen herself for twelve hours.
Standing before the mirror she removed
her veil and to her horror the velvet on
her hat and the color of her hair were
exactly the same color! Nothing was
left for her to do except to keep in seclu
sion and wait in patience until the golden
brown locks were tliemselves again; how
ever, it was a lesson she never regretted.
St.Paul's admiration of thelong locksof
women has done much to keep down the
fancy for short hair which is occasion
ally born anew, ft is not a fancy one
should encourage, it is not womanly and
is quite too suggestive of Oliver Crom
well's Roundheads; and as women aro
born Jacobites they ought to cling to the
long locks that were the insignia of tho
chivalry of the Stuarts. Next to tho
low, sweet voice it seems as though the
most boautiful thing about a woman is
"that robe which curious nature means
to hang upon her head." L A. M
Copyright by American PrebS Association.
A set of napkins for use at luncheon or
afternoon tea, which were commended
for durability and beauty, were recently
shown by a leading decorative society.
Each napkin was asquare of firm, smooth
linen about twenty inches each way. A
fringe an inch and a half in depth was
the finish. A few threads are drawn to
mark this fringe in making, and a hem
stitch secures it. The remaining threads
are left until tho embroidery is done.
Across one corner of each napkin a
legend in geometric letters was artist
ically arranged, placed so as to read
FANCY NAPKIN DECORATION.
from the point. The lettering was work- .
ed solidly in satin stitch (over and over
stitch) with white silk floss or raw silk.
Each letter has a filling or under pad
ding of white working cotton which
gives a firm, raised shape. In the dozen
napkins which made up the set some of ,
the quotations were those frequently ,
seen, as, "Sweets to the Sweet." "Well '
Sometimes Counsel Take," "And Some- ,
There is no end of designs for doilies
and center mat3 of linen. These last are
worked richly in gold or bronze or white
silk, with a filling of cross sti tch or feather
work or French knots. Thoy aro beau
tiful on tho white damask cloth under
the bowl of flowers or silver candelabra.
The design of oysters given may be used
for a large mat by adding a few more ,
shells to the circle. It is worked -with i
seagreen rope silk, a buttonhole edge
over a gold or white cord. The former
is handsomer. Trie accent or shading
lines may be a lighter tint of green, ana
also a nner smc in tno wonting icni
A Clear Cnnw lnc
"Why don't I work' Because my re
ligious scruples won t permit it."
"Why, I didn't know professional
anarchists had any religious scruples."
"That's where you're aietaken. You
will find by investigation that it is not
known which day of the wr is really
Sunday. Christi"ans hare one &s.y, tha
Jews another, Turk3 another, the Chinese
another, and so on for tha whole seven.
Now, until it i3 decided which ia ths
correct day, I have too much respect for
liberty of conscience to offend any man's
prejudices by working on his fcabbath."
An article in another column contain
a scntenca ef wonderful construction as
originally set up by the corapesdtor, and
it ia reproduced beyo to show the unini
tiated what a proof reader has to con
front: "I was just 2iyin?, If no one was
taring care of no, I should help tajwip
myself to seme cf rao. I ahoaid hJp xay
sfiif tciotne lo ten: cf iici-- t-r -' r
iv ' "ri lifii. ., j
WOMAN'S WORLD fi PARAGRAPHS.
A lady's Experience in Ser Tork Tit
toen Tears Aj;o.
A prominent lady of Brooklyn tells
ras that eTen fifteen yeara ago women in
offices down town in New York were
unknown. When she first came east
her husband was not so prosperous as he
is now, and she determined to act as his
bookkeeper while he went abroad "hus
fKng" for the business. The owner oi
tha bpildiijg in which the office was re
fused her permission to do so, as if it
had been proposed to bring a leper or
smallpox patient into the house. She
went to see him, and bagged and pleaded
and brought credentials to prove that
she was the properett kind of a woman.
He could see for himself that she was a
pretty one. It was only her own hus
band whose office she was going into,
and the business would be apt to go to
ruin if she did not thus take a hand.
Finally tbiq eminently respectable gen
tleman went around to the ether tenants
of the offices in the building, and askod
them one by one if they would move out
in case he permitted Mrs. Blank to enter
the walls of that sacred masculine struc
ture. They considered the mattorand
concluded to stay, ami for several years
my friend went regularly to the ofuce,
taking often her little girl with her and
keeping her all day. And now there is
scarcely a down town office of any im
portance that has not one or more women
in it as typewriters or clerks of some
kind. Many of them earn $18 and $20 a
week, often more.
The niustrated American publishes,
with their portraits, sketches of tho
women lawyers who havo been admitted
admitted was Mrs. Belva Lockwood.
The next, in 18S7, was Laura do la Forea
Gordon, of California.
A-wrt frnl 4-Trw i"llrTtti cr I (
drafted tho following clause, which was
inserted in the new btate constitution of
California: "No person 6hall, on account
I of sex, be disqualified fnan. entering upon
or pursuing any lawful business, voca
tion or profession." Ada M. Bitten
bender, of Nebraska, was admitted in
18S8. Tho fourth woman was Carrie
Burnham Kilgore, of Philadelphia. A
good year for the women lawyers has
been 1890, no less than three having re
ceived permission to practice before the
supreme court this year. They are Clara
S. Foltz, of California; Lelia Robinson
Sawtelle, of Boston, and Emma M. Gil
lett, of Washington. Miss Gillettis tho
only unmarried lady on the hst. On her
wedding tour in April at Washington,
where all brides go, Mrs. Sawtelle was
admitted to tho supreme court. Mrs.
Foltz is a tall, bright, handsome, merry
woman, who can get $100 a night lectur
ing, and is fond of good clothes. Sh
stumped California in tho interest of
tariff reform during tho last presidential
There are nearly a quarter million
schoolmistresses in tho Union, and yet
at teachers' conventions they let tho few
men do nearly all tho talking, make tho
rules and hold the offices. Li Massa
chusetts there aro ninety women teach
ers to one of the other sex. In. Ger
many the proportion is exactly opposite,
and there are ninety men teachers to
Floretta Vining is one of iho largest
taxpayers in Hull, Mass. At a town
meeting not long anco she made a bpeech
calling attention to tho dilapidated ap
pearance of the public cemetery. In
consequence of her rcmarka the ceme
tery was put in order without delay. It
ia when women whether they belJevo
in voting or not take interest in munic
ipal and town matters that wo shall
have beautiful landscapes and clean, at
tractive villages in America. They havo
even more interest than men m clean,
whole streets and sidewalks. In a por
tion of tho town of Norway, Me., tho
men struck, and declared they would not,
anj of them, serve as road miperviMir;
they had no time. Thereupon, with
their approval, a woman was appointed
to the place. With the help of the roxd
machine and of workmen the puhlio
highway was put in excellent condition.
Hero is the faahionablo recipe to pro
vent wrinkles: Sleep on your back and
A pleasant party of women, among
them Alice Stone Blackwell, havb gone
off by themselves to camp on tho banks
of Lake Memphremagog. Mrs. Isabel
Barrows is another of this jolly party.
The only representative of tho maecn
line sex permitted in tho camp aro two
boys one 5, the other 15 years old
Helen Campbell asks for women in
business tne sumo consideration that
would be given to men entering a new
and wholly untried field. Give the
women time to develop, sho caja.
Among the reports of tho United
States bureau of education i3 an tHuoy
by a man of tfa namo of Smith on the
cheapening of the honorary degrees,
D.D., LL. D., etc, cccferred b7 Ameri
can colleges. Ho expresses his mingled
dismay and disgust because even the
"female colleges' ha" gtxvo into the
LL. D. business too. What ere wo com
ing to when the legion of "these so
called colleges" may besto-sr title alto!
Dear, dear, how cadi Smith doesn't
The British house of lords haTc sol
emnly settlod that wosioa may not nt
m countv councils. Tbywcn afraid
that woman would b ccntornintad by
coming m contact witia what Earl Cow
. per called the "dirty pae of ths bnancai
! of politics. " There nngbt bfc&czaedan-
ger of thw, if other men w-ra IDco the
blackguards an4 blaciJoga wn care fce
re&txry scats among the nobis lords of
the British house of peers.
Young womankind "f today seem to
b dividing tb-mselvM tharply into two
cksees tho working giiia whosattadiess
it ia to earn a hvncg for th&nmefre a&d
help other?, fcd society girla wbc&a
buiinesa it is to hunt a husband.
One of tb I-atcst Vvrl.
Country Why, look at that girl! Sb
can't bo orr 20, and so that wa" cf
white hair on her head. What Mrrrows
ths mas: ha-re had, poer child!
City Poor 1 Bleschtdl Ex
change. It JUlraatajt.
"Why. do yon taia the isiacmer trcza
Boston instead of fcwn 2fcw Terkr'
"Bocsott it iso much sr krlo?
Aaarica wiwn ee wtsrt froea Boswe.
He task co oat to sse ths turs,
That cstroscKsic bore;
He saidhe were two moons sec? IT&ra
TVtCa JupUer fcad isxr.
I thongs, of coarse, h'd whlf per soca
"Waal toorfoSd bliss 'twould b
To sa-oU b-iih!hat f ocrfoll moax
On Jupiter ttlta so,
Aud whea he spoke ot Baton's rirf
I tras convinced haf& say
Tait ws3 tha rery Wad ci thia
To aZer iss ois dajv
But la a taarat en he wz$
To doubla stirs. Xcr tiat
VTas cms 8usr;csilri so ceait
isd ;uJto aUcrfccd 1 sal.
Bet eo; he talked a drsarr atss.
Of which ths cab" fracfloa
That caught mj" facer. I carlem,
TTts "isctsal ittractlca."
I said I thought !r tstt qeesr
And stupid ailciicher.
For cars to fcwp so Tcy ae?.
And yet aot ccsja tojkier-
At that fca aeaCcfi, ao& tsrsd.hls he4
I thought he'd cugh th jseacu
He merely hatred jjcod nlht ad said
Their kazsy Uy ia cjotiop.
Gre&ved It On.
I had been looking over tha battl
fields around Unorletta, G., and was flva
miles from tho town when a cracker
came along with an ox and a cart end
offered mo a lift. After riding some did
tance I realised that both wheels wrq
sadly in need of grease, and I asked hist
why ho didn't labricate.
"What faxT ho asked.
"To make the cart draw mora easfly.
"Shot This yere ox doan mind. H$
'un doan1 know."
"But it would stop the squeaking."
Yes, I reckon; but tha sgncakin' doarJ
"It would savo your wheels,11 1 finally
"Sho' this old cawt; ain't wuth
"Didn'fe you ever grease it?1 I per
"Once, A Yankea rode to town with;
me and bonght me a box of stuff."
"How did it work?'
"Mighty blick; but wo dun spread ii
on hoe cake,, and ate it all up in a week.
New York Sun.
Generosity Bfnil oC XTnrae.
Nbyes E. Howells GwendolinroacheA
her l'Jth birthday on the fourth of next
month. I intend to give her a diamond
Dashard Poore I wish T were riclir
enongh to buy n diamond ring.
Maud Linn She'll tako tho will for
Dashard Poorc Yes, if I wcro rich
enough to buy a diamond ring for Gwen
dolen, I'd buy u pair of allocs for myself.
Ecmrod I can't make out whether
Tengago is a genuine eportHman or not.
He talks big, but then
Trapr Hold on. Thare ho corner
now. Til ask him a question. Hollo,
Tengagc! Did yon ever o a deer lick?
Tengage See a deer lick what?
Trapp Rats! Hamrod and Lhavo an
engagement. Good day." Burlington
A. BntTo Voysccur.
IVX JU 3w-
Bill Blazer What on earth aro you,
trying to do?
Charley Cahh M!s Smith inado a
wagor that I hadn't the couwage to do It,
BUI Blatar Do what?
Charley C&ah Shoot tho wapids. .
In J1l Trank.
Inspootor fin a dotectimofflco) Yon
men havo been oot for several days on
Doted! ve Y, ir.
Inspector Did you come acrosj any
Dotctive Yas, sir; several bridgtc
Dahawny (at tho tabk I think I
shall marry a rich girl and mttif down.
Mrs. Shraditt (tho landlady) Jt would
bo a inu"h batter plan, Mr. Daidxaway,
if you would stay single ami msttle up. 4
Clothier and Furnisher.
Il&rrl on Mlta Jdm.
"MiM Joata ia Um pcsbesxjr of two
"Why, I heard br my tbe othor dxy
that her face tm ber fortnae.
-Well, b Ia two acd, yo know.'
1'oroo ot IlnbU.
Tramp Kscwe on? mwaiit. I heard
tome ono c&IHng my amo.
Lady Yottrt znivta&tm. Taat wan
only tho rag z&mi eryuKC "Rajps."
TrsKnji I fcivrayi acuswer to tittt.
Ecsneo Per yon. dariio, I wonld trzU
fioo evTTthir tettiij, rjtsk, pltioa a4
JaMt (omrerai wacMyr la Ui Iafcts
csmo -fb&t trtrsld tar b for a H Itre on.
Th Trmn nlapV7.
"XJFrr of rich SMS C rwH)a4
W- ea te ow w w-!,'
A4 fcy mt1 fwn m
&fmc U &4 1-aiBt ZepcrVT.
Ois Tl"r Tenr.
Jjain" t uoou c to a tsnael
Gfgtanwli' i 't Um$ omc, Wvof
Gertrad Psa eo JL Do-Aoa Tlase.
ifiinutw- a ftttu fcaui 4;
Bfex titfi i i ii to t Ud(
Ha IdoaHaxe ieug osgscj:U, dar
11a? D&rttog 2fo? Ha twi e tried rtrj
zutST, Harry WatuststoK Pwi.
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