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THE; INDIANAPOLIS DAILY SENTINEL, SUNDAY MORNING, MAY 31, 1885
SMOKING OF OPIUM.
VHE SENSATIONS Of A FIEND" AS
RELATED BY HIMSELF.
CTblt Smoker "Ilittlnir the IMr-e In the
Cecloiluu of Their Ited-ltoom Nov
ices Take No Warn I off from th
I Tate of Others.
j San Francisco Chronicled
There are no less thau 3,000 white opium
aokera in San Francisco to-day. 'f remarked ,
O well-informed police officer to a re-porter
recently. aIn that number, n he continued,
are included inn and women from 40 years
Cf eg down to boys and girl c 14 years. ;
The terrible vi: i on the increase, and it
Carer will hj checked until a lawU enacted j
making it a feloay to soil opium to white j
persons for smoking purposes." j
"It wa generally supposed," sill the re- I
porter, "that a term in the county jail had
the desired effect. " j
"It had the effect of stopping those people ,
from smoking in Chinatown, aal a good
many of the opium joints wertyclosei up.
But the fiends began to get tbeirfown pipes,
bowls and lay-out, and now fctir-flfths of J
the white smokers 'hit the pipe' in the se i
dudon of their bed-room?, so hat every
eight, und in nearly every own-town
lodging-h rjse, no matter how qjiet it may
Caem to be, or how well kept it i, some one
CT more of the rooms contain o?te or more
epl urn -smoker-, and secretly And noise
lessly they while away the hcursj until long
cfter midnight in that seductive' way. It's
now 12:3J o'clock." continued tlio ofllcer,
and ju-t to show you that I im not ex
aggerating, we will take a look inlthe rooms
Cf the top-story of the L houj."
Together the ofllcer and roprtar made
their way to the house mentioned; Gaining
the top floor, the policeman knocked upon
cue door al ter another and to i'ach room
ma ceremoniously admitted. 1.1 the first
room the two occupants, a man ai 1 woman,
bad finished their sm ke and retired for the
eight. The fumes of the consu oae J ' drug
were still apparent, however. l:i the soc
end room, outstret?had oa the fl or, with a
large quilt under tiera, were iVvo young
fiends,'' wao had "ju.t dropped to see if
Jack and the boys were in." Tbey were
ealy going to smoke two "pill" jpiece and
"That's always the way," renlirked the
efflcer. "I never saw one of ttfixn opium
cmokers yet who had ' not either stoppl
smoking altogether, or was goin t to stop.
-Dome of them tell me that they have or
dered melicine from the east to -ure them.
It's always 'on the way out,1 bu somehow
It never gets here, and of course .hey can't
ttop smoking until it does." I
The next day the reporter was Introduced,
to an opium "fiend and in the clirse of a
few moments the conversation turned to the
thing most dear to his heart opi jra.
"I don't deny I am an opium slioker," he
said, "for several reasons, the 'main one
being that my looks, the color cfc my skin
and my wasted form would any ob-
tcr vor different It's a terribb thing, and
In the course of a few years wii kill me,
but as I haven't got anything particular to
live for, am alone in the world i:d like to
n joy myself, I don't know but 4 what I'm
doing just what most of the worll is doing,
or trying to oo enjoy myseir. f s a won
derful satisfaction to bo able to iL alongside
of a bamboo pipe, have somebodf cook your
Mope, smoke your fill of the drul and know
a m m 11 1 Ii t
mat you are nee irom me aeuniio gain a
came for yourself in this world! and that
you coulin't get rich if you trieci Ws there
Is no use in trying.' But it s ruinlto the man
or weman who once get3 the haitT Don't
know what the 'habit' is? Well, ;
It is a craving to smoke opium.
good deal than the whisky ha
11 tell you:
the feeling comes upon you, yor
ve got to
you are a
ve up all
imoke; when that feeling corned
for the first time, you know then
fiend ;T you mignt just as well g
hopes of ever amounting to anything, for
they, will only make your life 5 miserable,
and at last die out, only to haunt you, now
and then when you get the blueI and curse
the day you ever put a pipe to ylir mouth.
"What is the 'habit' like? Wef. I couldn't
jxactly tell you, for it comes uptji people in
different ways. I get it twice and some
times three time3 a day. Wheh it comes
upon me the perspiration stands out on my
face and forehead in great big rops. If I
io not obey the summons of my: master my
bones begin to ache, until at lastrl am forced
to go. I drag myself along up Ut a 'joint' I
generally go to, and in twenty iranutes I am
it peace with myself and the yorld again.
A. half-dozen fills' have cured my 'habit'
ind a half-dozen more have charged my
rystem full enough to last me six hours. At
Ihe end of that time I am summoned again,
the samj performance is gone through, the
lame enjoyment and satisfaction are experi
enced, and here I am, an opiui.i smoker, a
person who lives for nothing else in God's
rorld but to smoke opium. Wjld you be
Here it? Well, it's tho cace witft ju-t 1,000
Den in this town no older than Ely self, and I
lln't 2 n T
''How it it that the novicej don't take
earning from the veteran smokes?'1
"It makes very little difference to them,
they go to smoking with theiV eyes open.
At first they do it because thf y imagine
Ihey must bo able to smoke befire they can
te one of the boys; then theV do it for
tothing else but to while awy the long
fccurs which hang so heavily on Jheir hands.
In about six
fh drug is
months they hat 3 a 'habit'
necessary to their life, and
n three years they are a
If their former selves; in
they are a walking skelton, ami
light to ten years they are a deM skeleton.
Borne of these unfortunates 4ho possess
mfficient will power break oil the habit
before it is too late, but such h so seldom
the casa that I cannot recall Ut. mind ady
Jast now." 5
The older an opium pipe is tli higher is
Its narket value, which range.'f from 15 to
50L The longer a bamboo hit been used
ibout a joint no matter whethef- Chinese or
white, the more it is prized, aifd a smoker
would steal one as quickly he would
irink a cocktail (providing it wii a strictly
lafe "trick" to turn,w as they t rra it), for
Cf all places the opium smoker foes dread
and fear it is a term in the cointy jail or
ttate prison. Once in the cells of either
penal institution he not only bi-is good-bye
to his liberty, but the supply of Ms opium is
cutoff; and if it is not entirely cut off, its
passage from the hands of his friend on the
.outside to himelf on the inside c& so hazard
Cos that the mental worry -caused by
thoughts that it will be ccnfiscaCj is equal
to nduring the tortures of the uabit
Goch a state of affairs existing as put the
Cads to working tLelr brain? s?id di vising
trayt and means to get 'dopeand divers
tshemes are daily used to frustrate the
tntchful jailer and turnkey, tfie opium is
Or cocked and msd intojdllyby friends
& Cx incarcerated. Th product Is then
Cl dtiir anUtin.lLy la.tha
cmiter 01 ngaretces, wnica are put UZUtr
in too paper cover thy were priginally '
taken from, or the stair Hput irfx a cake
pie, or some other soli! edible, alhof which, I
after a superficial examination, jas on to
the person they are intenlel for. I A white ,
zenerally smokw from' 75 cental to 11.50 :
worth during the twenty-four hotrs, seven
hours of which are actually srmt lying
down ncking on a filthy pipe.
THE BANK FAILURE.
Flora Beecher in Tid-Bifc-J
"An so you've sold your farnil Belindy T
"Yes, an' I must say I'm glatf of it A
lone woman ain't
got no business a-tryin
to farm no way.
Thousrh I mu n sav I've
. mt -
made out pretty well, this year, f I cleared
I C00 on the wheat over and amve payin1
fur the harvesting ttrasuln' arJ the like.
An1 Tve sold the hay, clover aV timothy
mixed, fur about $300 more. Bui it's awful
ncaau uu a nuuidit. U'icuuiii iuuui.i; nu
watchin' that the hands don'
notuin'. As 1 was a-saym
ain't got no business with
different before Aaron dil,
Belinda Blossom gavo a regretful sigh to
the dead and gone Aaron.
Youneeln't to be a lone vornan no
longer'n you want to, Belindy.w juietly ob
served her sUter, Mr Jemim x Hatch.
"There's Deacon Oibbs now, wou 1 give his
eyes to" j
"Don't say Deacon Gibbs to roe'' retorted
the widow. "Don't I know what he's after?
Don't he know as well as I do, tUit I've got
f 3,000 put away safe an' snug i.i the Blue
grass bank? I haven't a doubt he'd like to
git the handlin' of ir, but he never will, I
kin tell Win that"
"Sho, now, Bjlindy," remomti taed Mrs.
Hatch, "What's the use o' makin' the poor
man out wus'n he is? I don't know as he's
any likelier to be after the money then Law
"Lawyer Greene's got money himself, an
it stands to reason 'taint so mu:br of an ob
ject to him. Besides I ain't saii4 "
"Ob, no, you haint paid, I kn-lw, but a
body kin put two and two togethe r, Ireckin.
Well, all I've got to say, I'd rutiier have
Deacon Gibbs any day, if 'twas me, then
that smooth jpoke, iley lookin' lawyer. But
I must be a-gittin' home; Bijah'il want his
supper, time it's roady," and Mrs. Hatch
rolled up her knitting, wrapped it carefully
in a cloth and put on her black sun-bonnet
and her blue yarn "half-hands."
"You might have stayed to supper, Je
mima," said the widow, reproachfully. "I
was going to have cream cookies and some
of them Lawton blackberry preserves you're
so fond of."
Wal, I'd like mighty well to stay
Belinda, but Bijah he'll be a-lookin' fur me
to "hey supper ready when he conies in from
the field. He's alius as hungry as a beaver
at night an' I ain't left nothin' cooked so be
could get himself a bite. I reckin I better
go. You goin' to Miss Larcom's quiltin
"Oh, I 'spose so. Miss Larcom would get
miffed, if I didn't," and alter another five or
ten minutes of conversation Mrs. flatcb got
started for home.
Mrs. Belinda Blossom was a typical
widow; fair, fat and not quite 40, and
was known as the best hoasekeeper in and
around the neighborhood where she lived.
With even less personal attractions and
Cool qualities than she possessed, she might
have exchanged her widow's weeds for
bridal atcire long ago, had she so desired.
However, for some reason beat known to
herself, shj had preferred to remain a "lone
woman," as she called it so far. Whether
she would remain so much longer was a
question which puzzled herself quite a3
auch as it did some other parties.
It was the day of Miss Larcom's quiltin?,
an I the supper wa3 almost ready. The quilt
was already out, and by a little preconcerted
manoeuvre on the part of the fun-loving girls,
it had been thrown over the widow's head,
when taken out of the frame a piece of mis
chief which afforded no little amusement,
as, according to time honored tradition,
whoever the quilt is first thrown over, is
soon to become a bride.
Jlr-i. Blossom wore her honors blushingly.
and her cheeks were still covered with crim-
Bonwhf n the gentlemen began to drop in,
just before supper.
L iwyor Green?, who was among the first
to arrive, was profuse in his attentions to
t'üe blooming widow, much to the discom
fiture of his less fortunate rival, who could
only sit in a corner aud cast despairing
glances at the object of his affections.
"Just look at Deacon Gibbs," whispered
Mahala Williams to Dorcas Lamb. "He
looks like a hen on a hot griddle, while Law
yer Greene is a-courtin' the widow."
Dorcas tittered out loud, whereupon the
deacon grew red in the face, as if aware
that ho was the object of their mirth.
"Wal, Ireckin I'll be a -goin,' Miss Lar-s
com," he announced, approaching the host
ess a short time later. "I only just dropped
in to see howrou was all a-gittin' along."
"Oh, you must stay to supper, deacon; it's
a'most ready now, an' I can't let you go be
fore that," declarel the hostess, determin
elly. But the deacon was equally determ
ined, and go he did.
"Deacon Gibbs I Deacon Gibbs 1 stop a
minute, I want to speak to you," cried Mrs.
Hatch, rushing out to the porch where he
ttood, looking a little bewildered at the un
"I want to ask you to come over the day
after to-morrow Thanksgiving Day, you
know and eat dinner with us. Now don't
say no there won't be anybody there only
Belindy and our own folks. Say you'll
"Wal, I dunno, Miss Hatc!i,w said the
deacon uneasily. "I thank you kindly fur
the invite, but I've been a-feelin' J ind of
blue for a good spell now, and I don't know
as I'd be fittin comp'ny to go an' eat
Thanksgivin' dinners with folks when I'm
"Sho I that's all nonsence, deacon. You
must come now, an' I shall be a-lookin fur
you." And good-hearted little Mrs. Hatch
ran back into the house before Deacon
Gibbs could make any further protest.
If Mrs. Blcsom noticed the deacon's de
parture, she betrayed no consciousness of the
fact, but delnurely continued her flirtation
with the lawyer.
Supper, the great event of the day, was
ready at last, and the guests were doing
ample ju-tice to the plentiful array of viands
set before t.Lem. Boiled ham, chicken pot
pie, mashed potatoes and turnips, hot slaw,
apple sauce, squash pie, custanl pie, jelly
cake, cookies and doughnuts all were placed
on the table together, and the guests invited
to help themselves, which they did with a
The meal was well under way, and con
versation had flagged considerably, for with
hungry people eating and talking are not to
bo carried on together, when a new arrival
came, in the person of Hiram Prim, the
Hiram ws soon seated at the table, help
ing himel right and left to the still abun-
I tzni substanti&lj and luxuries on t brd.
Haara tue newsr no mvu, luoxVWg
around alter partaking of a few mouth fuls.
"Ilaint? Wal. the Bluegrass bank has j
busted smashed clean up. Creditors won t
git . cents on the dollar."
Exclamations of Mirpris3 greeted the un
expe.-ted tidings from all sides.
The Widow Bloom turned pale, and
gazl wildly at the speaker.
Lawyer Greene aLo changed countenance
as he glancfd furtively at Mrs. Blossom'
"Is that really so, Hiram," he asked anx
iously. "U's really so." declared nirara. "Itll
be in the papers to-morrow morning." '
"Why, lawyer Greene, you hain't got !
money thore, hev youf"
"Oh, certainly not My funds are secured
on real estate. I don't trust to barks," re- j
8ponded the lawyer, complacently.- !
"Wal, I'm thankful to say my money
ain't there, either," said Hiram, gravel)', '
thereby causing a general laugh, as it was a
well known fact that Hiram sjent his wages
as fast as he earned tham. J
No one noticed the widow's changed de
meanor, though she still lookol pale, and
declined a ecnd piece of squash pie.
But Lawyer Greene seemed suddenly to ;
have changed his tactics, and was now evi
dently l?nt on getting up a flirtation with
The widow's mo.iey affairs were not gon
erally known among her acquaintances, 1
consequently she escaped thoir condolences. '
Jemima Hatch, though, did mauage to 4
whisper a few words of sympathy in her j
about it, R-dluly,"
aaiyia Aval. nn' cart trMI Trto I
morrow, an' we'll talk it ovot,." But Mrs.
Blossom did not recover her sp irits.
Liwyer Greene did not appear to notico
when the wi low rose to leave, compelling
her to accept the protection of half -grown
To;n Larcom much to the surprise of all
who noticed thecircumstanco.
"IIa was awful sweet on the widder at
first," they whispered. "Sti3 must of give
him thft mitten n und thrt norfc dftV it rftü
currently reportel that Lawyer Greene had j
propjsel t ) the Widow Blossom and been J
rej jctxl. So much for the truth of what
Jemima paid the promised visit bright and
early' tha next morning. She found her
sister looking pale and dejected.
"How bad is 'it Belindy P she asked.
"Did you put all your money in the bank?
"All every cent of it" groaned the
"Wal, it is too bad, but never mind; you
don't have to give up the house right away,
"No; not till March."
"So much the better, then; though, of
courso, you could have had a home with us,
right away. But there's your cows an'
chickens, an' such things; they'll bring a
better price after you've wintered 'em, 'an
you can sell 'em in the spring, and thor'll be
so much gained."
After considerable more conversation on
the subject, the widow teemed to brighten
up a little, and her sister prepared to take
"Now you'll be sure to come up and eat a
Thanksgiving dinner with us to-inorrow,
won't you, Belindy?" she urged, and Belinda
Jemima's footsteps had died away, and
the widow was still sitting, forlorn and de
spondent, when her rbverie was disturbed
"Morning, Miss Miss Blossom," said a
hesitating voice, and there stood Deacon
Gibbs, nervously twisting his hat in hia
The widow placed a chair for her visitor,
who sat down, looking more nervous and
embarrass3d than ever.
"I I've jst heered," he began, "that you
that the Bluegrass bank has busted, an'
you've lost all jour money, and and I Oh,
Belindy, won't you have me? Say you will,
an' you shan't want fur nothin' I I know 1
ain't rich, but my farm is a good on?, an'
I've got it all in medder and pastur' now, an'
kin raise right smart o' stock, an' you
shouldn't never know you'd lost a cent
Willycu, Miss Bios Belindy I"
And this was the man she suspected of
wanting her moreyl The widow hid her
face in her hands, and cried.
Mrs. Jemima was in her element cooking
the Thanksgiving dinner, next day. But in
the pauses, between basting the turkey and
turning the pumpkin pie, she made frequent
trips to the door, shading her eyes with her
hand and gazing far down the winding coun
"I wonder if nary one of 'em ain't a-com-in',
after all." she muttered more than once
in tones of vexation.
The turkey was roasted at last the pies
were don, and the table set when, on look
ing down the road again, she was rewarded
by a discovery.
"That's the deacon's shay, now," she cried,
"an' Belindy not here. Dear me, I wonder
if she ain't a-comin' at all?" I've a notion to
send Bijah over to see."
Then she took another look.
"There's somebody with him why, if it
ain't Belindy her?elf I I'm so glad. They'll
make a match yet I jest do believe;" and
she ran to open the front door.
"Coino in, Belindy I Deacon, walk right
in. So you did conclude to come, after all."
The deacon smiled complacently.
"Wal, yes, you see I ain't so blue as I was,
Miss Hatch. An then I've got some thin' to
Toe thankful fur, now. We'd of got here
sooner, only we've been to a weddiu'.w
"A wedding I" Mrs. Hatch opened her
eyes in wonder. "Whose was it? she de
manded. "Our own, to te sure," smiled the deacon,
with a loving glance at Belinda,
"Delays is dangerous, you know. So we
jost drove around to the parson'3 an' had
the preacher jiue us right off. An now,
your Thanksgivin' is turned into a weddin'
Mrs. Hatch was a3 much pleased as sur
prised, and her roast turkey and pumpkin
pies with the other concomitants of a
Thanksgiving dinner, answered quita as
well for a wedding feast
But it was not until dinner was over and
Belinda had helped to wash up the dishes,
that she confessed to her auditors a little
secret which they had not suspected,
namely, that she had drawn all her money
out of the Bluegrass bank the day before it
broke; the lawyer's instant change of base
on hriring the news of the failiire inducing
Ler to preserve silence on the subject
"I meant to invest it some other way," she
explained, "and I was awfully shocked
when I heard the bank had broke. I
couldn't help thinking what a narrow escape
Deacon Gibbs had no reason to quarrel
with his wife for keeping the secret since it
had saved her from his rival And Mrs.
Deacon Gibbs has never regretted the oc
currence which deckled her fate.
As for the lawyer, his chagrin upon learn
ing the truth of the matter may be better
WOMAN AiND HUME.
Kitchen economics and the
- WÄST5S OF THE HOUSEHOLD.
Knights of the White Cross A Lightning
Kl Matrimonial flutters and Hints
for the Cuisine Numerous
fay the Author of "Don't."
Don't forget this elementary principle,
that a room must not consist of unrelated
colors and obj cts, but possess a harmonious
unity in its plan of furnishing and docora
tion. Don't put high colors on your walls or in
your carpets or tapestry, and very little of
it anywhere else. Wall papers mut be
quiet in tone if you desire to produce a pleas
ant effect. Pictures can net look well if
hung against loud patterns or positive colors;
your bric-a-brac is sure tobe ineffective and
tasteless if its designs are confused with the
designs and colors against which it is
Don't fresco walls or ceiling. Fresco
painting is very well for large halls or grand
saloons, but the effect is not good for do
mestic rooms. Color on the walls in this
way is sure to be in conflict with whatever
color maj' be brought in, whether in pict
ures, furniture, hangings or decorative ob
jecto. Don't select carpets with gay tints or pro
nounced designs. It is imos.iblo for furni
tur? to appear to good advantage set upon
florid patterns, clamoring, so to speak, to be
seen. Carpets and wall colors should be as
foils for color and ornament rather than
color and ornament in themselves. It is
impossible to furish a room agreeably unless
this principle is kept in mind.
Don't have white marble-topped tables or
marble mantles in your rooms for objects of
this kind are enough to chill the heart of a
brouza statue. White waTls in a room are
equally chilling. It is impossible to do any
thing with them. Cold and unrelenting sur
faces they will remain, plan as one may. A
touch of gray or brown in the tint is a great
help, but white is absoltely fatal to decora
Don't bo persuaded into varnished floors
and rugs instead of carpets. Floors treated
in this manner are a serious nuisance.
Every footfall mars them and it costs more
to keep them in good order than to pay for
carpets at the outlet If, however, these
are repeatedly oiled and varnished, and
ceaseless pains taken to keep them in good
condition, the effect is very pleasing. Arti
cles of furniture stand out against the dark
varnish in rich and artistic contrast
Don't be induced to lay upon your floors
Turkish or Persian rugs. The figures and
colors of these are considered very artistic,
but the fact is, they usurp the attention al
together too much, and it is difficult to get
them in harmony with walls or furniture.
A nig made from well-selected Brussels car
pet is much more satisfactory. A rug of
this kind, with a queer cont apiece and a
broad border, in which a little color is in
troduced, and made so as to leave about two
feet of stained floor space around it, gives
much the effect of rug furnishing, without
the aunoyanco3 that pjrtavi to floors with
large paces uncovered
Don't put elaborate bras grates in your
rooms unless ycu intend to u?e thorn. A
showy brass grate, unstained by smoke or
ashes, fugr.osts in all its glittering newness a
show-room, and not a home. A fire lace
not conseerated y a file, that has neither
warmth nor suggestion of warmth, is a
dreadful sham. It is not artistic; it is not
decorative; it kills, rather than gives,
Don't hang upon your walls hu;e black
engravings set in vast spaces of white mar
gin. Pictures of this sort are very depress
ing. Instead of white margins substitute a
gray paper, and if you must have black
prints s.dect those that have a good deal of
gray in them pictures with tone an 1 mel
low effects. Etchings commonly have more
softness and artistic effect than engravings.
Don't hang chromos on your wall-;, or col
ored prints; don't display long lines of fam
ily photographs; don't hang mosses or col
ored leaves or dried grasses about
Don't have fancy devices for picture
frames. Picture frames should bo of gilt or
oak or walnut, never of velvet, never of
ornamental leather work, never of shells or
burrs, or anything fantastic Whatever
the material, let ornament ba sparingly
used. Picture frames should set off the
picture and not set off themselves.
Don't crowd yeur rooms with too many
objects. It is not good taste to transfer a
museum or briq-a-brac dealer'j collection to
your apartment?'. A few articles, selected
with judgment, and with thoir relation In
the color scheme of the room in view, give
a tense of beauty and repose such as" we
Buould seek toUblaln in our Tiomes.
Don't on the other hand, let your rooms
be too bald and empty. Portieres and win
dow hangings do much towards relieving
bareness. Some bric-a-brac is very de
sirable, and a few pictures are important
The art is to have one's room filled but not
Don't paint pictures or ornamental de
signs on your door panels. Unless door
panels treated in this way are kept very
quiet the effect is loud and disturbing.
Don't select high colors for your furniture
covering. Blue or pink satin may do for a
lady's boudoir where the whole scheme of
treatment is light and delicate, but in
a drawing-room for general use it is out of
Knights of the White Cross.
Many communications have been received
by this magazine respecting the aims and
objects of tne "White Cross Army," of
which mention has been made in those
page?. A number of meetings have been
held in New York and elsewhere to promote
the objects of this organization generally,
under the auspices of the Young Men's
Christian associations. The following is the
women Aith respect and to endeavor to pro
tect them from wrong and degradation; tq
. . A. 1 11 1 . 1 ' k
enueav r to pus aown an muextnt language
and coarse je'ds; to maintain the law of
puritv as equally binding upon men and
women: to endeavor to spread their
principles amoDg my companion, and
to try and help my younger brothers;
to use every ixesible means to fulfill
the command, 'Keep thyself pure.' "
In view of the interest that so many of
cur readers have expressed in this matter,
we quote the following remarks made at the
meeting organizing the order held in New
York at the hall of the Y. M. C A. in
Rev. Dr. a P. De Costa said that the army
was a revival of the oldknights of chivalry,
as some one had said, without the killing
business. 'If a woman sins, said the
csaaksr. 'you krov what becomes of bar. Is
pledge that all who join this admirable
organization a recked to kVznl
ul roiiT-e, "by the help of God, to treat all
L. CON YERS rSür."S:
tnere any place tor her except tne street? If
a man sins where does ho find his place!
Does he not find it in the highe-t society and
the best and purest hom?s, while the miser
abl3 victim of his lust is trodden underfoot?
"What are you going to do about that, young
men? Are you going to tolerate a double
standard 1 'If there le manhood among you.
I call upon you to treat woman as you would
oe treated yourself. If a woman fills, she
falls forever. Her own sex disown her and
reduce her to despair. Though she reform
and rise to a true and pure life bi come as
jure as Mary Magdalene, aye, as chaste as
the icicles upon the temple of Diana her
own sex refuse to receive her and
scarce allow her to come into their
kitchens to scrub the floor. Now, I say to
you, young men, be pure on account of her.
Whom do I meant Mother? Sister? Yes,
and another. Some time there will be one
whom you will regard with the tenderest
love aud affection as the personification of
purity, beauty and truth. You may not
have found her yet, but you will find her.
What do you desire her to think of you? If
ihe loves you truly you know she will con
lider you the epitome of goodness honor
and truth. Will you not so live that when
the time.comos you may go to her with a
clean and pure heart, so that she may know
that you are all that her fancy paints you?
God forbid that you should go to her and
tell "her a lie under whose cloud you must
iive for a life-time. "
Branch organizations of this new order of
chivalry should be started at every school
district in the country. Let the pledge
above given 1-e written out, und fathers and
mothers should see to it that thoir son 5 sign
It. A public sentiment should be created
that would honor purity among men and
make unchastity equally sinful for one sex
as the other. Any further information
about the "White Cros? Army' can be had
by writing to W. W. Iloppin, Jr., president
of Y. C. A. of New York. In England
& like organis ition has done a great deal of
The Wastes of the Household.
(Christine T. ITerrick io Good Housekeeping.!
While the well-known saying that a
French family could live with elegance on
what an American housewife throws away
Is frequently illustrate 1 in families where
wate can ba ill aff jrded, it is also true that,
in eight casas out of ten, this relegation of
eold bits to the olTal pail or ash barrel is not
caused so much by extravagance as by the
lack of knowledge of how to dispose of them
in any other way.
The dainty utilization of scraps is a sub
ject that well repays the thoughtful study
of any house, and even the 1-st original
cook can often "evolve from her inner con
sciousness" an appetizing dish from cold
fragments that at first sight appear utterly
unpromising. In this matter, howover, the
mistress must generally depend upon her
own brains. Few hirelings have the keen
interest in their employers' welfare that
would urge them to save a couple of pennies
here and rive or six there. Fewer still, with
the Le;t intention in the worll, know how
to do it or appreciate that it is in the minor
economies that true saving consists.
What difference does it make if those
scraps of cold bacon left from breakfast are
summarily disposed of in the swill barrel or
if that bit of corn beef too small to appear
upon the table again is bestowed ujon the
first basket beggar who presents himself?
And if these escape that fate from the extra
conscientiousness of the housekeeper, they
are too often convertel into the ubiquitous,
hash. Hear how one careful housewife dis
posed of similar remnant: To the corn
beef and bacon minced fine, sho added half
a much mashed potatoe, one raw
eSoi a little chopped onion and
parsley, and with" croquettes made
of these, rolled in flour and ined Li nice
dripping, provided an appatizing dih that
was quite sufficient, when accompanied by
stewed potatoes and bread and butter to
make a lunch for three people.
Another dainty dish, which appeared upon
a friend's table, was formed from even less
promising materials. Her dinner thejiav
before had been a stuffed chicken ToiIod
with rice. Examination of the pantry re
vealed the carcass of the fowl, with one leg
attached to it, and a couple of spoonfuls of
the cold rice. Nothing daunted, however,
the valiant housekeeper advanced to
the charge, and, with the aid of a
small, sharp knife, removed more
meat from the bones than one would at first
have believed possible. This wa3 cut not
chopped in small pieces and set aside with
the rice and half of the dressing, while the
bones, the rest of the stuffing and a little
minced onion were put over the fire in two
cups of cold water. When & slow, steady
simmer of a couple of hours had reduced
this one-half, it was cooled, strained, skim
med and slightly thickened with brown
flour; then returned to the fire with the
fragments of meat, rice, etc., brought to a
boil, poured over crust! ess squares of fried
bread laid in a hot platter, and garnished
with parsley. The result was a savory salmi,
whoso scrabby origin no one would have
Lack of Good Looks In Tarls
The Hotel de Ville ball was extremely
proper, though not exactly fashionable.
Any lady Who was able to pay 20 francs for
admission, and provide herself with a cav
alier, was allowed to enter. . The dukes and
duches?es of the noble faubourg went to
satisfy curiosity under the cloak of charity.
Vast as the halls, lobbies, corridors, salooni
and galleries are, they were very crowded
after midnight, when tickets were sold at
the portal at half-price.
What was most wanted were handsome
and pretty women and girls and fine-looking
men. The plainness and physical poverty
of both were depressing. I sat an hour and
a half in a portico bordering the central hall,
where the band of the Garde Kepablicaine
clayed. AU the oocany streamed by nx
18 eta. for 1 Jb. Bl'k Ground Pepper.
20 cts. for 1Mb. Ground Mustard..
20 cts. for l ib. Ground Ginger.
20 cts. for ljlb. Ground Allspice.
25 cts. for ö lbs. Carolina Bice.
2o cts for 5 Quarts Navy Boans.
2o cts for 3 1Mb Cans Bud Sugar Corn.
25 cts for 3 :l-lb Cans Tomatoes.
25 cts for 3 A-h Cans Lima Beans.
25 cts for 3 .j-lb Cans String Beans.
25 cts for 3 ij-lb Cans Marrowfat IV as.
25 cts for 3 J-lb Cans Ikst Ilod Cherries.
10 cts for 1 1Mb Can IVst Pineapple.
20 ds for 1 :?-Ib Can California Apricots m
IIf;avy Syrup, worth oO ct.
125 ct8forl2-lbCan Ik st K
12 cts for Pj2-lb Can Bost (j
etc PI 11 ma
10 cts ior 1 ) liaking rowutr.
)r 1 Baking l'owdt
r 1 b Golden ltioCo
17 ct for 1 b Golden ltioCoflec.
40 cts for 1 ial New Orkans Molassd.
1 counted tlve lalrly fjood-looic in anl three
beautiful j women. Exqui ite dre?s was im
potent tcjdisguise the prevailing ugliness.
The pretty passions and muck-rak-? rarv, ot
Zola's bourgeois wer stamped on the ma
jority of the faces. There never was a.
Gretna Gi9cu in Fmnce, and too much at
tention has been always paid to candle-ends-and
cheese -parings by tho raiddlj clasps.
I Care of nable.
( (Cor. Boston Globe.1
A good ; doctor once said, "Give them,
plenty of ;nilk, plenty of sledp, an 1 plenty
of flanneL But the cuticle, or scarf skin,,
is sometimes so delicate that flannel is very
irritating and the old-fashioned luithoi of
making t.fj little one comfortabh in linen
shirts and; cotton night-gowns is in raot
cases advisable. Whatever may be the
thought o woman as a physician, certainly
every girlf who intenisto marry ought to
bo acquainted with the wants of her own '
organism,, and the delicate rropertios
of food. For every woman after re
caiving tie crown of motherhood thinks, in
the language of Shakespeare, that "since the
birth of i'ain, the first man -child, there1
never wa" such a wonierous creature born.'
And she ffads herself in the greatest distrcc
if her balff sickens and dies for want ot
proper nourishment. We have known
mothers w.ho starved their babies on arrow
root, and pthers who weut to tho opposite?
extreme ikl fed them on Mliins fool, till
they looked like Berkshire 1 1 .
I A Lightning Kiss.
! rCIara Belle's Letter.)
Girls wholly devoted to self improvement,
are not tckbe frightened out of novel experi
ments, anil many of those brunettes whosr
upper lipj) are adorned dare I say disfig
ured f by incipient mustaches are submit,
ting to a process by which the hair b per
manently ire move I ; at least, the oicrator
promises tjfiiat -here shall be no renewed (
growth. noedle, attached to a battery, Isi .
gently stutk into the root of each individual
hair, an electric current is turned on, and the
thing ii gene forever. Thepro.ess is slow I
cosily and rather painful. My friend call
Der DolpU no endured it like a heroines J
That eveiuns she came home with a smooth.
but slight Jv' swollen upper lip. When fehe
met her sentimental Tom in the dim hall
way on hv arrival for the regular Thursday
night sessfon she knew very well that lio :
would fee a dilTerence right away. J
"Tom, darling," she wni perod, "liiss mt
gently thw time, please." j
"Is then a paternal presence in the par-,
lor?' he murmured, as he put his arms just
the half way round her waist that she per
mitted. "No, Ton, but-n '
"It shall be smack!ess."
"No smack, indeed P
There was an explosion I
Simultaneously, a flash like lightning ilia j
minated she hallway. The family cam
rushing i. What had happtnsdf Why,
DolphineV lip, surcharged with electricity
from the hair-eliminatiixg" tieeJle, had conv
into contact with Tom'3 mouth, and the re
sult was like the sudden discharge of a
thunder cloud's cont2nts, with a 1 ig pop and
a blinding, flare. Fact, I assuro you..
How to Make a Uarrcl II 1111 H3cfc- r
i Good Cheer ?'
The sea-on for hatiinioos will soon be
here, andI will tell you Low to make a
comfortable, inexpensive cue. Bring your
old flour barrel from the Ciliar or store
room, kii'Jck it to pieces clean and paint th
staves. Jlrocure a rope four times in length
of the pla 0 where it is to be suspended, andl
in size a lutle larger than a clothes line.
Now halVe the roj)e, double each piece in
the middl?, and commencing two yards or
so from the end, weave it over anl under
each stavfc about three inches from the end
of each Jone, which will bring the roper
crosed l?twoeu each; do both sides the
same andjyour hammock is complete. Oa
end of th? rope should be fastenei up higher
than tho other. At first this may not seem
firm, buiyhero there is any waight on it,
the rbpa Incomes 'taut,' as the sailors say,
consequently there will be m openings. s
liree Kind of Toothache.
! rPopular Science News.3
For ordinary nervous toothache, which
caused by the nervous system b.ing out of
order or by excessive fatigue, a very hot
bath willVo soothe the nerves that ideep will
naturally follow, and, upon getting up, tho
patient ill feel very much refreshed and
the tootlliche will be a thing of the past.
For what! is known as "jumping" toothache,
hot, dry 'flannel appliel to tlie face ahd
neck is v ry effective. For common tooth
ache, bich is caused by indite -tion, or b
strong, sjveet acid or anything very hot or
cold in c decayed tooth, a lfttlo piece of
cotton steeped in strong camphor or oil of
cloves is the best remedy. I
Good Conh Sjrapw i
Demorest's Mocthly.l I
A good cough syrup is ma la by taking ,
eighteen uncos of perfectly s-ounl onions,
and, aftel removing the rind, maka several
incisions, but not too deep. BjiI together
with thirteen and a half ounces of taoLst
sugar and? two and three-quarter ounces of
honey in thirty-five ounces of water for
three-quarters of an hour; strain, anl fill
into bottles for use. Give one table pooa
ful of this mixture slightly warmed Im '
mediately on attack, anl then, according to '
requirement, five to eight half tablespoon g
f als daily.
The liaby's Colle. "
Boston Budeet.1 I
To quiet a baby roarin with colic, lay
on its bapk and pat it from iU nock dwa
ward over its little ablomen, taking car
not to pat upward. This usually not only
brings relief to the infant, but to the family
and the neighborhood, and all young Gttjv;
ridd people ihsuJd haveU recaps. .