HOME AND SOCIETY.
DUCKS IN' ENGLAND.
OIRL.-* OH tip: MARRIAOI MABKHT -tue rim.
MUOTg PALl.KTa'l.ASS -PUKi'I Y FKKT AND
rr.ETTY bhobb-many Dsuctoug
I'M I'l UU THI FASHIONS.
An American woman who is married to nn Eng
llsh squire of high degree leila the following funny
story of the fate of half a donen canvasback ducka
which she had Bent tO England as a present to her
mothrr-in l.aw. Tha tatter waa an excellent house
lu-eper. and hal professed herself to be anxious
to taste the renowned transatlantic dainty which
nhl. heard bo extravagantly praise!. .Carefully
packed in Ice, the game arrived In k.x>1 condition,
?nl 1.1 ly M , the recipient, Invited a couple of
friends to partake <.f the much-vaontcd ?! Ilcacy.
"fancy my feelings," said the pretty American,
gent ribing thc affair afterward, "when a pair of
ducks were brought on the table done tv death and
stuffc'l arith onions, s-i?p? ? and p rtatoea, while my
faiher-ln-law, carefully carving up the entire bird
legs, eringa and all?-distributed the portlona ta. a
party of six! I could have shel tears! And the
climax was reached when, after enduring disap?
pointed ai.d disapproving looks on the par! of the
guests, my belle-mere remarked: 'I must say. Mar
(Bret, that I rather pref.;- our English duckling
to your canvasback's.' I could n->t tell her thal it
ara the atrocious cooking and Btupld carving that
Bad spoiled the chief Of ail game blr.ls. However, the
_ueks were there, and they had to he disposed of,
tr. 1 the next day I had the pleasure of eating a
pair of my canvasbacks en ts-ilmi, while the othera
were a-tually ended up i:i a pie! lt la needless lo
relate tiie mortification I suffered or th-? vows I
mile never again to Introduce American dainties
to Bnush palates." _
Many a heartache nnd many a disappointment
remains "after the ball is over." and u great many
girls ask themsep.es. as they gladly subside into
th? retirement of Lent: "ls it worth while all this
striving and effort, this going out year aft-r yeal
In society, endeavoring with more or less success
IO hold one's own in the swim'.'" "It ls simply be?
muse everybody thinks that we ought, and we feel
jurselves that lt ls incumbent upon us to get mar?
ried." said a very plain-spoken young woman.
?'Po I imagine for one Instant that the pater would
pay my big dressmaker's lillis Without protest, or
thal poor dear mamma would sit up f.<r nv*, night
after night, at the balls, and give expensive din*
tiers, etc.. If lt were not to c!ve nie 'a chance1? We
know it, and they know* that we know lt, although
lt ls not openly spoken about, and lt ts called let
ting us 'go out' anal 'giving us a good time,' while
lt really means that we are to get married If we
lt ls a hopeful sign of the times that not a few
spirited girls are rebelling against being put, as it
uer*, upon the market, lt remains one of the In?
comprehensible Inconsistencies of maternal affec?
tion thal the majority of mothers, however loving
and devoted they may be to their daughters, wool i
?as a really gooal woman actually said the other
lg*""?-'"rather Sf-e them unhappily married than no*.
marr.'-1 at all." _
"Come In for a cup of tea Monday afternoon anl
much 'he chihlren's ballet class; I r.-ally think
you will lind it amusing." said the fair chatelaine
cf a l";ftli-ave. palac*. And ber friend, rath'-r curi?
ous to see how tiny creatures of six ? i eight years
could be taught the complicated gestures and steps
of the corps <!? balle", presented herself i.t the
hour named, an l was established by her hostess i'i
a comfortable chair at the entrance of a spacious
yellow and gold Louis XVI drawing-room, beauti?
ful to bebo! 1 erith Beauvais tapestried wails and
shining waxed floor. The furniture had been moved
back and Iho niK? taken away to give room for
the danelng. and about a dozen fairylike little giris
with floating hair and short expansive skirts were
awaiting the advent of the teacher. Borne were
gravely trying their stepe before the mirrors srlth
serene unconsciousness, others were chattering I ?
gethcr like so many twittering sparrows, anl two
cr three, h-okinc apprehensive and miserable, were
Standing aloof from the others.
Presently a curious little figure Blipped In. to
whom the children in her Immediate neigh! ri I
curtsied rather faralfoalj. and who, without drcum
loeutlon. ba-gan ber tastructiona by taking ea b
cluid In turn an'l twisting ber legs Into such ex?
traordinary contortions thal lt would seem ns If
the little pupil must suff-r pain in the stretching
and twisting. So deftly was lt alone, however, and
with such absolute knowledge Of what might anal
what might not be done, that the children only
laughed when their legs were liftel up to tbelr
heads, and were twisted and kneaded and bent in
"Kn tin," sal 1 madame, as these preliminary ex?
ercises for "relaxing the muscles" being over, the
class stood before her ready to begin. The dance
mistress was an odd-looking little woman, arboee
somewhat grizzled locks and careworn face were
in strong contrast with h-r very sh--.rt frock anl
black-stockinged legs; but she lo<aked prof
from top to toe. and had been In nearly every spec
tacular ballet of any note that had been given in
New-York for the last twenty years. Sh- looked a
painstaking, hard-working little woman, with her
anxious face Juat then entirely absorbed In her
pupils' progress; and certainly it was wond.-rful to
see the little things Imitate the difficult *>-fs.-s and
steps, taking naturally to "high kicking" with all
the delight of childish fun.
"Elsie, come here and show your slippers,"
called out Mrs. - to her little girl. "Look!" she
C-ontinued to her guest. "They were male under
madame's special supervision, and are precisely Uka
those worn by the danseuses on the BtBge. The
aoft leather ls, you see, gathered In over the toes
like a little bag. and the sole is mui-h shorter than
the foot; that makes lt possible to walk on tho ex?
treme tips of the toes, they say. There are no
beela, and the whole slipper ls as flexible as India
Few women In our days know how to get Into or
cut of a carriage prettily and gracefully. In order
tw accomplish this apparently simple, but in truth
quite difficult feat, the hosiery worn by the fair
one must be Just right, the silken web fitting snuff?
ly and without wrinkles about the ankle, and the
shoe must ba trina and pretty. When alighting, grasp
th* dress lightly at ataout the knee, stand steadily on
the right foot, point the left foot sharply down
war 1. bend the left knee, letting the weigh* of the
body steadily down to-war 1 the street level, the pret?
tily pointed foot and the trim ankle being daintily
In evidence. Directly the left toe touches the ground
l?t it take th?? weight of the body with graceful
aprinirlness. All the beauty of the BBOVeartent de?
pends on the steady lowering of the body on the
right foot and the pretty pointing of the left, If
there ls need to steady one's seir, one may grasp
the Inside of the carriage with the other hand'than
thal holding the dress*. When getting Into a esr
rihge, the pft foot should be lightly placed on the
step, and by aid of the right bani grasping the aide
Of thc vehicle the body should be swung upward
Without apparent effort. As ls to ba Witnessed too
often, the usual wav of allKhtlng from Ihe carrlace
ls to extend the foot horizontally, coming down
fiat upon lt, while th? grip on the side of the car?
riage ls so tight that the whole body ls swung
around awkwardly, the whole movement being so
stiff and stilted as to detract greatly from tbe ex?
hibition of pretty feet. There ls really no time when
? Woman's elegant bearing of herself may ba more
""harmtngiy i-ho-.vn, and more legitimately, than
Wh-n she is alighting in the full view of the passers?
by, In Kurope it is Bupgeasd that the tiny foot ls
the hall-mark of race, If only it he aristocratically
Shape'.. This latt-T condition ls absolutely essential
*nd lt ls .. finer stamp of high breeding to have a
foot that ls delicately for Iliad and arched, ev-n If
lt be somewhat long, than to have one that ls
?hort and flat. It ls related that in olden times
fieopatra was famous for her small f?>..t. and
In more modern times Ninon de rBadoa and
Mme. de Pompadour, whose two feet Louis XV
Could hold In one hand, are cited as ramarkali!'- for
the beauty of their feet To Judge by rat-ova's
Statue, 1'ilr.cess Borgbesa Paulina Bonaparte had
a marvellously beautiful foot. Mme. Tal!i?-n was
*ont to sit with her two naked feet adorned with
rings, while the beautiful Duchesse de Ulno could
Put h?r foot with ber boot on Intai any other
The ialntleet ehausaurea are made in Paris, lt ls
from there that the Empress of Japan, whose cx
treniltk-n are of marvadlous delicacy and beauty of
Shape, obtains all ber boots, shoes and Slippers,
Just now the "(*_arl-.a" slipper, with very pointed
to?*-a, in satin, ls Quite the "da rnler erl" with Parla
lennes. When ihey wish to be supremely elegant
In the retirement of theil boudoirs or the easy lag.
Ur>* of their five o'clock receptions at home, they
but on a slipper of Ibe fireside make, a mule In
gold brocade. The glisten of Its rich sheen looks
Vfry w"l as the pretty feet peep out from be?
neath a teagown ""
Among the most fascinating of all handlcrafta
Which women have undertaken is the wrought-iron
work which has b-en popular In England for sev?
eral years and which came Into special promht. nc
a' the last exposition under the name of Venetian
Iron work. The skill of the Iron-workers of Venice
has long excited the admiration of artists. The
prettiest of lamps. fireplace sets, brackets, grilles
for doors and various other pieces of household
utility have been shown from time lo time In this
Work, but they were always costly. A pair of
Wrought-iron c.ind'.'slicks, simple enough In in:i!<>.,
wen- told al from flO to ll.*, ut one time, iM-r.-r.
Yankee Ingenuity solved the problem of successfully
making thia wrought-iron srork in this country.
Even then th" price was high in consideration of
ah'- east aif the material us.-.i and th" n.-i-.-s -arv
labor. Clever women, however, soon discovered
that the making of these fas. inatlng forms was sn
art easier to mister than that of making macram.
bice, This feminine "blacksmlthery" ls considerably
simplified by clever tools which are Bold in begin?
ners si;-- itt $': GO a set, and in more elaborate .nit
lit of pur.- steel al from to lo HO. Ai about *?"? one
may obtain the tools and sufficient material- to
"i-ik ? aeveral small plecea, A few simple designs
are furnished with tba- first b >x ..r (ools, and after
| the beginner bas mast, red the prim irv vv..rk she
ls nol llk'-iy to stop at simple designs. She m.iv
i then undertake mor- elaborate pieces, and in time
1 make one ol' those beautiful Venetian limps or
even a lire set or grille. Tills work has iii- r been
I done in copper, brass and aluminium, but the
I worker of tasia, ls likely t.i confine ii rael! io the
black Iron-work, which is altogether the most -:
; fectlve form.
DIRECTIONS Foi: MAKIN'.I many KIND*.
A great many housekeepers do nol underatand the
possibilities o', fritters, Whether served as an en?
tree or .-iv.arv-, or In the fairm of a sweet fruit
fritter, th.-y are always an attractive dish, very
coally made, if American housewives could oi ly
gel ovr the Mea that a fritter la a fried soda
biscuit (male, n is true, with a somewhat lighter
batter, yet practically ihe sam.-r, and could learn
to make the simple fritter batter In common uss
in French families, where eggs alone, without alkali
or acid mixture, are used to raise it, we should gea
good fritters oftener on the table. I: would be
curious to nota what the Hmltatlona of tho Ameri?
can cook would ti* if she were deprived suddenly
of all biking powden and aoda and cream-o'
j tartar. Such a combination as lids ls the
I raise-all a'f tho average cook. With such
a preparation she make;* a baiter f.T
j biscuits, mil the same batter serves for
, dumpling* apple puddings of various kinds. f,.r
! potpie, and, nias: even for meat-plea and sometimes
for pastry. Thin lt a little and lt represents her ,
j Idea of a frltfr. Thin lt Still more and I! Le,' nos
a pan.aka-. We are no longer 'a nation with ami
sauce," bul with the prevalence of baking p >s Ict
wa ar.- fast becoming a natio? of ..ne batter. There
, is no objection to a good aoda-blacuit, but when a
] aoda-blacuit appears in bo many lightning changes
1 -t claise int.-rv.iis the cooking becomes monotonous.
There are several different waya of making frit- i
' ters. The familiar fritter male with soda and
: cream-o'-tartar la hardly worth description, lt ls so
. wi-ll known, lt is of no possible value In COnnec
| tlon With fruit fritters or any fancy fritters. ll s
. only properly used alone "and served with a white
syrup for breakfast. Tba b> Bl batter for fruit frit- |
'..-rs is mad- as follows:
M:x tba yolks ??' cv . eggs with a tablespoonful
of sweet oil, an even ssltspoonful of ..-.ii', and a
tablespoonful of aither lemon Juice or brui ly, ac- ,
cording lo the use to which ti,.- fritter may be
put, or as your laata may require. After mixing
this" Ingredients add a cup of Hour, and little by
little a gill of cold water. The batter th.-. ?
eel aside or Ihe whites -.f two egga beaten ta .1
stiff fr.ath may be stlrre l In: > lt al on ?? if ll seemB
too thick "dd an.'tiler white of ??--'?*? lt must be
just the proper consistency ti coal the fruit. I
To make a-i apple-fritter cut the appl* (peela !>
in slices across tte- core sboul a. quarter "f an Incb
thick. Keiii..v.? tba c .re frun the centre of rai ti
circle and aiip the slices, one by ..ne. In Ihe batter,
being careful that Ihey are thoroughly coat*fd ,
Lemon juice or brandy, according lo Ihe taste, mir [
be us-1 arith these fritters. Pineapple-fritters .ne
prepare! In the same vv i y with - - of the pine
apple, peeled anl cored. Lemon Juice is better for
flavoring the batter for pineapple fritter* Willi the
lobes of .-r.mif. s from which the seeds have been
ran Tully removed, orange-frittera may be ma le. The
yellow rind ol half an orange, grated, mus! tx
a i :?? i with the l.-tii .ti juice t i flav ir the flitter bat?
ter, I >.. n it us.- brandy,
T ? m.'k' cl im-frltt. r choj.Ive ' i
Make the batter from the -alee ..f the clams Inst, i I
a.f a-old wa!'-r. ni iking it ii trifl'- stiffer, so thal
the clams ar- added they will Just drop from ihe
-poon. An oyster-frlttei la b. il made of whole
oysters dipped In the same batt r, seasoned vv,,ii a
pinch of cayenne pepper an l tbe lemon Juice, Ap?
ple and p. i. h fr:"'rs .,:?? quite often soaked In
wine or brandy for an hour or two bel t- they .ne
dipped in the butter and fried.
A very nice fritter la made fr .m a batter similar
to that us<i f-r cream cakes and felalres.
Pul a cup of milk -.v.-r the Ure with two tablespoon
I . i of butter. When the mixture bolls add half a
cup of rifted fl "ir .ml stir thoroughly. Than add
a teaspoonful of sugar and a ssltspoonful of salt,
and when Ibe battei has cooled a H'tle add the '
yolks ..f four eggs, and Anal!) the whites >,t tu .
agga Ttl" batter ahould be stilt enough lo t ill oul
on a board. Cul it In fritters ihe su..- of an Eng
Heb walnut and fry. They rise t . an Immense Bise,
us th?y ara merely shelis They resemble In this
respect th<? "Baptist cakes," or fritters, wblch New
England housekeepers sometimes make oul of a
stiff bread-sponge and which are an excellent break?
French c-oks make excellent fritters arith the
past" of brioche Almoal any goo.!, mv.. i, r.a! ed
biscuit dough may pe used In tr." sam.- way. i/.-t
tba dough rise lill very light Then roll it oul
until it is an eightii of an Inch thick. Cut it Into
circi.-.s with a patty cutter two Inches In diameter.
Heap a teaspoonful of "-pspberry Jam In Ihe centre
of half tin- circles. Moisten the edges of the other
circles with water anal put them carefully over
these wblch have bein heaped with Jam, pressing
the edges very carefully together. Fry the fritters
at once In not fat, dredge them with sugar end |
A custard frit t'-r !s a very delicate variety,
Measure oul a cup of mi.k. add ,1 i ? hall a ? ip ? f
flour, pouring the milk over li v-iv gradually to
ii.aka- a sm...th butter. Then add a we) I-be ti en <:??:
and cook Ihe batter In b double boiler for twenty
minutes. At Ibe en l of this time ad l two yolks ..f
effffs, a pinch of salt and a tablespoonful <-f sugar,
Let tba mixture boll up over the etove f"r a min?
ute or two longer, beating ll carefully to thoroughly
mix it. pour it Into a long greased pan of propa-r
Bise ' > spread ii lo the depth of one Inch lat lt
become thoroughly chilli I, lt ls Just as well to
atand ov-r night. Th- nexl day cul it In long
plecea, about two niches bv three; dip lt in beat, n
e?g. then tn Un- bread-crumbs, handling it very
gently, ns it la soft. Try it in hoi fit until it ia i
I delicate golden brown, ano serve al on.-.-. These
ar" ,|e|p l.nis fritters when flavored With ii very little
i.if-r almonds or soma grated orange p ri, They
may lie made into an excellent savory fritter by
omitting th.- sugar and adding ? tablespoonful <f |
i Parmesan cheese and a pinch of cayenne pepper.
Serve with a little grateai Parmesan cheese.
PE ETTY A SI) USEFUL III US.
?__*? CO.\VI-'NI I'NT OUTS.
The u?e ot bans han become so general snd manv
of them are so really artistic, that they ure well
adapted for gifts. There never waa a woman, prob?
ably, who dial nol take pleasure In a pretty bag,
and as many of ih'-m limv be fashioned by tba
lingera of the giver, un additional grace and value
are added on that account. The rich old bro adi a
with Boral designs on a cream ground are mu.-h '
tise.l f.ir this purpose, ,.:. 1 ?n opera ba-- ls always
a popular present. They are made erith a round
pasteboard bottom, covered with bronae leather '.r
sonio of the brocades, and the big itseir, which is
\.-ry full aiel lined willi plain silk of a delicate
ahade, is gathered ;? n<l sewed to this round. Four
-,..<:;ets on iii'- Inside serve to bold a minute pow- '
fler-puff. smelling bottle mid boiibonnlere, and also -
the small fan which is n >w considered Indispensable, i
There should be room for tho opera-glasses an 1
anything slea necessary for a.pera or bail, ii in
drawn up with eorda of silk, with a deep shirr at
Smaller bags In this same shape ure made of vel?
vet, brocad" or any strong material, nnd are usn- |
fui'as worfcbsgs. a gamd proportion is a strip of j
br reade thirty twa. laches krna ami .ikM and a h..ir
Inches deep when ftnlshsd. with a two-Inch beading,
This ii gathered and sewed to a round of paste
board fifteen laches In inYrmmference, which is cov- j
,-red With Hie gOOda "f WM-h* UM bag fal male.
Draw up irith sin- lapa ar narrow ribbon.
A knitting bag deep enough to hold the very long i
knitting-needles la a great oonvenleoce lo th? knit?
ter and un ornament as well, ns lt nangu on (he
ehair-baek. Those sold In tha. shops are made of
rich brocade. Hoed with lint.si silk, and are one
yard long anl rn quarter Of it yard Wide.
They are cut down from the top on one side m
the depth of nine Inches and pleated slightly Int..
a fan shape. The top la also edged with gold cord
and gold fringe ls sewed across the bMtom. Other
materials which are not so costly may be used with
poo-i *.f-v,.t. as. f..r butane*, old pink cord wei
flnrshed with silk fringe and cord to match.
A shopping bag fir an elderly lady is handsom
est and it, beal taste if made "f black satin ot
m.;:-'- .,f superior quality, without any ornamenta
tion whatever. Draw-strings of black satin ribboi
about an Inch wide complete thia suitably.
Tha tiny work-bag, which is really a set of sh
bags In one, la a dainty glfi and i most usefu
adjunct P. ihe work-basket, as it holds tapes, spooli
and the various furnlshlngi which ar- ap! lo gei
mixed np |n ;, common receptacle. For one ol
"'. make als bags, each about famr Inches midi
and five in.-hes long: when flnlshed. Cover a pleci
"f cardbaoard, hexagonal ia snap--, each aide mess
"ring three and a quarter Inches, with the sara,
silk. After overhanding Ihe bags logether (leaving
un In. li or more free ;it tbe lop), father them an'1
sew t . the b rttom, a b ig on ? u ii aide of Ihe h< xi,
gon, Itiiv; up ? oh one with No i ribbon, aw)
s.-w Uv . pieces .,[ gTOS /rain ribbon for a bandi'
"" "bi '"- Ll -. tv Ing ::i the top In a han<li m.
bow. 7 wo-and a quarter yards of ribbon an Incl
and a half wide will ba needed for thia. Bluff ead
hag with while tr-h.-pap.-i- t, make ll stand out
until ready for u?e. There nre many pr--ttv -..to
hlnations for tv-.- bags il..wer.-.| pink chino silt,
with white ribbons, cad--! blue and white, and ?
design a.f purple violets on a white around wit!
violet ribbons for ti..- handle. In making the inti.
bags us.. ,),.. rigureal silk for one aids and whit*
for th. Inner, sewing always In ii double seam, sa
th it lhere hail be no raw ?? Iges
\ laundr- ii- is sn. ii a useful thing thal lt ofter
lak.s the lorin ..f a pi.-F-it. Two pretty ones ar.
made of turk.'.- real, one trimmed with dark blua
linen, th.- other with a gav plaid gingham. Threa
??"ls "f Ihe g.i- are divided Into three equal
i ths .'a: two ... them through the centre dowi
'.. a depth nf i.t ..? inehes. Face n.pening all
around wllh a three-Inch ntrin of gingham, anal
j-iiti ii a similar band across th.- bottom also. Ii
aewlng th* bng together Insert the third piece ol
turkey r I for .< lining, shirr the top over a Sal
rurtaln all. k, which la Blioul thirteen Inehes long
and one Inch wide, and suspend with two pieces
ot' red braid. This makes two hags, one on each
aide of the lining. Awning cloth is a good material
for tills use, in wini :, case bind all ar..unil with
red brail it, t. id of facing with a contrasting ma?
NOTES ON hi:Ess.
auoocrmoxa ron tub gntixo,
A couple of gowns which a well-known dress?
maker hus jual completed for a customer] who is
about lo go lo Flor,-ia for the months of Febru?
ary and SI ireh might serve s i suggestions, Tha
first was of f*cru .repon, the upper part of the
waist being made entirely of whits Insertion over
black s.-itii- finished with a black satin collat \
drapery of the cr<*pon, hung In folds over the very
bouffante sleeves of the sm.-- material, ??? is brough)
loosely across the bi irt, and waa finish I s tb a
knot with no ' : ls, 'ii.- Heine showing lo full ad?
vantage in the perfectly fitted Insertion gulmpa and
pointed bodice "f ihe crepon, which turn.-i Bherply
up on tt:a. hips, exactly uk" the Columbia collar
whl.-ii has been so universally worn this winter on
outside Jackals, A very long-pointed oversklrt of
the cr.'-p.ati. sit.tl.;:-, raised al the hips, waa bordered
with a band of Insertion over black, and n i '?? I
nearly I > the h. ra of the bin. ia - itln pettlc mt, arhich
was made perfectly plain wllh no trimming.
A morning frock wa Itself. It was
made of washable silk of .< i le of pink,
the body edged w-i'h real lae** and ero * 1 "en eur
plica" over .. pleat. 1 ?'.eml ???!.? of v-rv line while
linen law n ihe style ..fl n
if.:. ? full) ir.it" i lei -,. These w. t-- hutu-. Bo to
spa ik. at th r. the wi.ll ? ? ? ; l ? >m
Ing half way from tha the elbon where
the full i-sa was i I ? In. fallli
over the tig i-fltl ?? n<n sleeve lu lon a
white grosgral rll . ?: ? waist, ri
. In front, n...
.-nos h miring over a rt I
-.v hi. h' ? i . leathered up behind ?? . fell li two
broad, ? lei akin.
N- irly all the nee -? rv ? t one ??-? ?
?J isl ii w have some t of basque over Ihe
A r.iv .rite patti rn ls ihe short "rippl.
thal ls cul In clreulsr , with i ? seam il the
si le, and o| - : i a k ti.is m i
made entirely scpai
ned hy a bell flat tabs
nlso popular am the I r-i ? . h ai ??
I hime |
maker, h.-ivli .- .-. ??? . ? 11.? ir ? ? for sa
Black moira* pi io I I - ? .
A black ma-Ira* akin
with - - ma) I.
m hit.- guipure or bia. k iblnal .. -,; Um
? ? ? i r I -?..-?
Po mu red in tl
I-i ? -? t ? la ? ? ,:: . lagg t |
' ll ? peri
Bier I . e mata-l I
. ? ? ? ?
Hons. . 'ti. way of i. i str!| I klrt I
h..v.- the f' ml .:i.. i it lt will I
Van h k- ?, this lielng repented ii| ? back
The i ? ' ' ? ' ? lss|
t VV ? a V -'.I..
C imn enclng will '? ? t the top lt has
re and more elal III now ll
w ? ,: I rem that lt has i ls acm. if prom
lt I i sr the I f ll ?? if .un I ..fi
Hs . ul, III anl
. isl ime ll.;: fl eels vv h|. 'i
made ame w ..men look sai ,
place lo A lo?*< r arra ni
a- wide and i Tiant.. i- int ni'-iv mora graceful
the width cumins, isl bel rn the should, r Insi id
. ' al. ?? ll
A "quite t- a rt ld" f..r diiv 't ,
walkin,.-, in v-tv colil weather li a i-i:. k sal In skirt
lineal wllh eiderdown iii. I soft yellow -ilk. thia |-|
i,to- of Doucet'a latesl Importation! This delightful
garment la "aa Ugh) si air nnd warm as toast," ac
. :..; tu the b. ? .uni of Ita fortunate i- --? "-.or.
Tightly fliting fur ht lei-vesta, over which is w-..rn
n vi l'.<-r or cloth Wa I it III I ; ?. Im. k ard
fr..nt. .-ii- i- ? imlng v.i- popular, snd, as ihey n< ? -I
not cnn. ? . ? ? t, an more ba coming
to the iinni" than the snugly fitting short fm
t.i -ke'' which are cul off at the waist. Rion fi '?
[on, ht, I which ha ' nu R ro l da il a-oi n I
v. ni ? Ti-.. Bl ?? v f ? p..-- ?
,.i : ? ? .-.lng, and cumbine vv.iiTiiMi and style whit*
avol Ung tic- ui ;; linly look a.f a fur lack. I.
Ribbons will be more popular than ever f.r trim
i.. ? | ? immer drei i . lh< ?? ? iy, now lb. re ar.- ?
i-r il novelties smong Ihem A "perfectly lovely"
assh ribbon ls stiff . nough lo si ind alone, an.! h i a
tiTiv- bollon, i-i of dowers powdered over a
ground, like the ? \ ; .. Ile III,"le sprigs on old l?r.
ila n ? i.iT.a. The d ime d ..-:. In b ? i groa grain i -
sisal very effecilva*, and ii Ihei preti) nov.-lt;, li a
rll bon with ;i long v. hit. I ic.Ige.
A GBOUP OF SIMPLE RBEADS
HOW TO Mil.!'. TIMM IN Till: III ST WAV.
There are several kinda "f coarse bread which
wera In uss In pioneer lbw i, when every farmer
look his own grain lo ii:" gristmill i ? be made
Into flour, tii.it an seldom seen now. In spit- of
Bil the fancy brown flours In mnrkef, lhere ls none
thal haa Ibe pa toral flavor of thal sweet bi iwu
loaf winch w:.', m.ii.- of wheal ground al ihe
ordinary gristmill. We have given -.ur white i,.,.,..,
a Buperioi color snd stai hy llghlnesa bul we have
loal something ??' wheaten weelneas iv ..ur more
r? : -.. i and -up. nor processes of milling .i sweei
ne-s ths! none of Ihe paten! graham or whole wheal
Boura aeems lo give us Then then* ls tba oki lime
rye leaf, which seems lo have almosl disappeared
fr..m use, f..r lt I-; really very dlnVull to tel i
trustworthy br.md of bolted rye Hour, though ex
?ellet,t ive m.ni or inbolted rye Hour may be al
wa) found in Ihe Nee England murk, t ^. This is
becau e unbolt! l rv.- is a componeal pan ..r th
fan.a Boston br..wu bread, lae one excellent rye
ind Indian meal bread thal still survives. lt".
this "rv- and Indian kJOf' lhere was an Indian
maa] and wheal bread, and lhere were sweet coarse
f one pim whe it, one pan In.linn
BuonalbU* for a greal
,.,,?.. bread, bul Ihls waa In-cause twiiiotaNp.
?oiv ii.ii.h.I -md vva-i allowed lo i ??? loo i..n-r or
,? .,''?,,. of bra-admailng requires
a..- .... ti,- exactness, bul none ls bette, when
ll , d' i "I- ** "f'"n ta ?! ?"''?'??''"'I ?>)
ndfferTnl ^keeper* thai the enUr. procesa haa
[;:!::'\I'::,; ;:;;r;,riliwii'"'.:.'' VS ? .*?aft*fc
Nothing coxiMThe further from Ihe trtth. For ibe
. u ,r -Hs lt ls well IO 'rv acme of these
?e?d? )??', i-'f "r twa Of I.I.splsed "-.,11
rbdn_s" rn iv he wilcome ir ll '" prootrfy mads.
v V ' .l.t. la H.- simple wheaten loaf of bolte,]
n'or i/ ? -rn ir .d This ls simple a wheal loaf
m wh I, mu. rf stoned raisins are . U.-i when i,
,i '.loiid DUI I" ,n" I""1 '" "'"? "'" ll"
is nice hot for supper. Hw eal-sh bread la
'"7 i Vi, - out Ugh! "r-'-i dough to .bout Ihe
;;p.;;,: s of ,ir a.. inch, rubbing h wei with son.
?ned bitter, sprinkling " ? " ""'?'?"?? sratlngnut
Pii'.l l ut.r. -1 ,.. ?d adding al,..ut i cupful of
:: .;:?.;!'..mra,,..- .?.???? ?-r__>??' r?iiuP .....
I DOGS TX ALL THEIR GLORY.
BEAUTIFUL CRaSATURE- THAT WILL
APPEAR IN THE ANNUAL SHOW.
PREPARATIONS' TOR THK EXHIBIT of Tin:
WE-TMINRTER KENNEL ri.I'll -CANINE! Ot*
Tin: RAREST BREED AM) GRACE TO
BE BEEN SOME Og THE FAVOR
1TKS OM THB LIST.
Hard times come Bnd (-'.a. bul there never were
times so ha: -1 tbs! a man did not love a dnsr; or
WOUld nol travel miles and pay money to see aline
ame. For eighteen years the Westminster Kennel
Club bas held lt- bench shows in this elty as winter
waned an'l the spring drew near, and ail the shows
have bern good "tirs. As the shows have grown in
! size and excellence they have "town in popular fa
! vor, and i-f late years the United Klnc'lom a vi ran
I ada have competed for prises at the exhibitions.
! Kv. ry year as the time of the dog show draws near
[\ fess' *
"BLACK PRINCE." ENGLISH MASTIFF.
lbs railroads fr rm all over the continent and ships
from across the ocean begin to bring to New-Tork
? Lair- of high br.- ding and of preat value, line week
from Tuesdsy all these dogs win be in Madison
.-'.nine Garden, snd the '-rowing of the cock snd
ttl., cackling of Ihe hen will give place lo the bay?
ing and th.* barking of tii? hound an ! til" mastiff,
;i < tr,.- poultry sh rs makes way for th-- .lou show.
HOW a TRUE LOVER Of CANINES PEEL-,
li is needless ta. say thal everybody will go l i see
:) " ??' iw ? r want l ? go. If any one haa a partlcu
? breed of ti ht. ! i' represented in
ti..- Bhos I If he nd owns a d >??; h-*
w..; fe-1 al t lt aa a rd res abo il his ship,
? hear! will I ? sure I it If he had
? ? '.-r- 1 I... -vv li dog ? -i a l't li \
Ills reason will 1 ? log would
? ? ? ?;?:!? the :n inagers "f
nut his I that he "wtts
the best One of the ? "enes, at
ms I ?f ind pathei li can be
rig a d . -ii iw ls that
nt people of 1 j away
from th-- Harden, pro soma dog which
t1 ? hi ai'- i Judges would nol admit t> ihe com
? : ? ? i*. a.r THE :;ii ? * ;
hows of the
Kei been p iwerful In
educatmn i- i ? intry to a true apprecia
i- ';..??'?' i I -.- I-. 1 i ive b?- -i
vi-- ? . ? I . ' ?! .^s
? ? caiun I ry hu I il ? I Inl
il . ? ? r, 11 - - - -1 - - r- whether In horse racing, d g
a, ls sure to result In '?? n. :'t
? ? a . em ; innual hench h ????? of ihe
Wi tmlnstei i-.. ? ? . . b I n the wh ile, fully
up to tha standard of i ? ? i Ringi! in --ii iws. ll
h.is taken vears ..r ii i-1 work f.r the promoters
r to.up t . the atai liri, for it
first Di- public ! ;.. I askance nt a dog sh >w. As
lt ls now, no Bhow i- more popular The English
111! il ii In ????iii, breeds, bu! In -.porting
? I igs, .?!.. ; (lera and retrlei ern,
TIIK Til VT THAT ' : Pm 'MIKED.
T ? ? i- - i a ?? r-c-ir!- numbers,
ni. .* ti.- same a. Issi '..-ir. possibly not .pi.? ?? up
lo lhal of Issi year. In excellence, however, lt
- - - y* ?_?_, ' V"1 ** >
gp 'Wr;-.>\^%$&\ I
Vii r^J^zi ft ?
"CHRISTOPHER." CHAMPION COLLIE.
promises t. be, anal undoubtedl) will be, ahead of
any show ever i.'-tor.- given \a i!;is country, lt will
be especially rich In pointers, no less than UH of
these beautiful ami intelligent dogs being entered,
The Ut llernsrd I- ?. popular i.I, snd i.r.? t> i;.:v
always vi ill h.- i ?. an I those who love Rt, He rna rds -
.mi ever) man, woman and child In Ibe country
does .-.ni ?.-.- IT', ..f m.-in al il" dog show- n>\t
week. Whal ar.- probably the finest specimens "f
the br'- i in the sorld ?ni be there.
a pet- ,n | ling i i the dog shoe should po Intelli?
gently, l-'ii vt buys ratalogue and careful!) examine
the dogs lu each class, picking oul and noting In
your catalogue ti"- ona v."i think the best. After
the Judges have been around and mn.le their awards
e... and look Bl the dog In eui 'i i.t.I wblch they
have selected for th" tl rsl ft tx.- and th.ie that
v-'U have chosen, The appreciation of the .iirfer
ence will be Ihe measure of the amateur's educa?
tion in dog mal lei a
SOME OP THE KNTRIEA.
III I' ? liles .
17:1 |*ulla|.?s .
I. Hull l -i i it rt .
Ll J Mon terrier! .
i. lu -.i h..unala .
.'io i an. ii- hun.if. .
ls it-.-...-i--< .
lo Sn_Iii flan I" Hl-i-- . .
-I \\ ireh iire-l !.??; li i rlei,
ii iii ii la-rrters .
7 bl.,, la ian.I Lin li li .am .
l'.Ti VV hi-.- Muslisli terrlena.
-V. la.arid' lllnillonl I'-rl'll
.,..i i :?? Him:!, ii t.-nl'-i-i -
ti .-. .a. ii la rrlers.
i. ska.- terriers .
- I'orkstllra- i-itI.-ih .
|U I I'lll"!" .
... I'llKS .
lill lo S|.UllO Irt .
I Hallen frei a..undi -
;: V.i . .-Ilioe. Ul .
M.inv well-known people have entered their peta,
rrltlcs ss] lhal J. I. Winchell's Beaufort's Black
Prince is probabl) the beal mastiff In the country
to-day. Th- Prince stun ii ab .ut thirty-one Inches
hiith, and he weighs in present IBO pounds, w.
Norman Higgs, ..f England, h..*1 entered Brampton
Beauty, who i- a prise wi.f and who may repeat
at thc ne\t Bhow. sir Bedlvere la . famous Rt
Bernard, now owned bi Ibe Argyll Kennels of i ?-.
tie ito.-k. Arkansas sir Bedlvere eos! tbe nio.iest
sum "f K7on as | t a,,.year-old. When he w,,s tm
Colonel Jacob Ruppert his entered several beau?
ties, among them being HISS Anns. Klnsstnnian
Countess. Countess Madge and the Empress of
vi. I nfs_
|i. Hernani* .
.. st I.- .
\-tt f-UH.ll.Ill-W .
?lu -..in v< ..Uh..mids...
... e| li .un.ls .
?Jreyl .linds .
lau. f ,. .,n laaShaaun-la
Knslleh rt i Iel .-i
I i,. .,i-.-rila..- 1:.if- ita-ai
I.tikII.-I. sell ll .
Irish ? ii. in .
lloralnn ? Hera
Irish water apanleli .
i lumba i- spanlela . ..
l'i.ia spaniel,, .
. ? >r_< i -panel- .
ll..111.1. . ..li;--- .
Hi.H. rollies .
I...I.imi shea p Jugs .
Ti lal .
Lightness and Flavor I
Noticed in the finest biscuit, rolls, cake, etc.,
is clue to the absolute purity and thc ac?
curate combination of the ingredients of
the Royal Baking Powder. Thc
bt'St things in cookery are al?
ways made and can be made
only with the Royal Baking
POWDER. Hence its use is
universal ? in the most
tiie homes of the people,
wholesome food is
appreciated. Its B^^^^^^^^^
sale equals that of
all others combined.
Made with the pure acid of the.grape.
Contoocook. The latter l? raid to be the best
smooth-coated Bt. Bernard bite* quoted. In this
same class K. H. Moora has entered .Miss Alton
and Melrose BelL In th- bloodhound rla-s C. A.
longest baa entered Alchemist and Kaw wuer.
The latter was ra.ntiy Imported from Kngland,
iv-hep- sin- waa a prize whiner.
In the cl.i?s fir Qreai Danes, T. Rrownless Burn?
ham has entered 'liit'-re. Million and Phryne, and
J IV. Phillipa ..tokes has sent In Faust. Fritz
v.in Bernuth has entered Varuna and Yenob. There
are thirty Russian wolfhounds entered, an.) they ara
called Hempstesd Zmelka. Hempstead Btrogofl anal
Hemps tend Olgo. Charlea Steadman Hunks baa
Vlnfo Boodka and Leekboy.
Ml? GOULD'S PETS.
Georgs 3. Gould, who is a great lover of the dog,
has contributed liberally to ths success of the show.
Mr Q all makes his tirst appearance as an exhib?
it, r. Mr. Gould has entered ('"trie II. and tilira IV.
u'k-i IV. ls a daughter ol Krittitt. whi ls the Fnn
Itah winner In this class. Mr. Gould will also ex?
hibit four puppies ot his own breeFllnit.
Deerhounda ar.- nol plentiful, yet about the best
In the country are entered. J. E. Thayer has Robert
I'hleftaln. The .lo-- nil Argyle. Mrs. John J.
Phelps enters Roderick. In the >;reyhaiund class I)r,
Wild.mi ''lark has s?-nt m the name of Beeswing
and Roger Williams Maid Marion. Arthur w.
Purbeek sent in the names of I'lous, Pembroke,
.^"iifhern Beauty and (Ulm ?f th? Bea,
The Hempstead Farm ls ptr.inir In pointers, ant
Duke of II- SSln, Sanaif^rd, Iirul.l and Woolton Gain
fl \ ff
.ron." EN-GUSH BLaOODHOUND,
ire en'err-1. Oorce Javis orders I.or! of K.-nf.
I., ly Gay Spanker, Miss Run rr and ' He Bracket!
ir- the i r ?;? Tty of T >: Davy. Maurice E. Barry
ni ?;-.-. the ictor la ? '-nettlina of i dog fancier, and
).. will exhibit an Ksq dmau dog called ("himo and
i . Iv ?!? sal ?.- ' ri ler ? i!l-l .'lid. Henry I'. Headle
? t..ti will enter a ferocious-looking ?-iii"!? >k named
E.HOE! TE DISHES OP FAMOUS MES:
wr.'l.F. .v s riv: OP COFPBB AXD MENDELS?
SOHN'- LAMENT THAT SI'GAR rot'I.D BOT
l.i: hui: ITENED WITH SrOAR.
Baaing hla remarks an the famous and un?
translatable pun of the phil.i= .pher, Peuerbsch,
Der Mensch i-f was er last" .Man la whal he
?ats), .? Barlas physldsn contributed recently an
irtlcle t ' the "Hasler Nachrlchten" on the favorite
11 shes of famous men. "In a certain sense," h..
lays, "the a irds of Feuerbarh are tnie. There u
. .1 :!?: tba- tl:.* food eaten ha- great Influence on
he temperami ni o' mankind, and that, on the
? th'T hand, a min sh ,ws certain characteristics la
?noosing certain kinds ,.,' food. Whan john the
iii;>Tist nourished himself with locusts and wild
toney it wis jual as much in keeping with hu
'h.ir.i'i'-r a a the preferen..f /..roaster for bread,
i ,". i waler. Plato, the greal philosopher.
..i ii mle univ honey, bread, vegetables and
'r ii:. The Carthaginian General, Hannibal, was
iften satisfied with olives, while the Roman soldier,
lulls, wss one of the great, at gourmands of his day.
li- favorite dishes were Ihe flesh a.f tl:.- wild ass.
?hlckena drowned In a certain brand ot wine, the
?rains ..f ostriches and cranes, and snails, m.i
iomel preferred mutton and milk to all other edi
?i.-s and drinks, .'naries ,ihi. Great ate renison
vith especial pleasure, and King Henry iv of
Prance ate melons and oysters whenever possible.
?nu!--, mi of Sweden was often satisfied with
.luipi.? bread and butter, frederick the Great pre
??ri. I 'polenta,' and Kmperor Joseph ll a.f Austria,
imelettes an I hanl bread
"Napoleon i." adala the article, "was passionately
'olid of coffee. Ile drank dally from twenty to
v .-nt v -liv ?? cups and never f-dt iiiiv a-vll effects
i .ii li Kmperor William l liked to rii oysters
ia i lotm-ters
. rt ls ts, poets anl thinkers seem lo have a lik
ni: for a -treater varlet) of dishes and drinks ihan
tinga and princes Goethe loved champagne:
'. hiller, h.un ..ii i kl- pstock, patties, e llmon, sm,,?.-,i
ilm's ano peas [^easing's favorite dish was len
.;- Kant also m.-iTiif -i.'d a preference for l'-titils.
ur Tullin, i mian pudding and baked fruit. The
ihil.NWipher I.' d' nit/, was loud of thU-k milk and
ppli cakes, i...ri llyron was anything bul a nour
ii ii I lb often ate only one meal a day. consulting
tsually ..f "ld Chester cheese, cucumbers and cab
iage. wine or Ihiuor. He drank great quantities
f tea. Tonjuato Tasso was addicted to eating
iv.et things, even painui; sugar on salad. Maa..,.*
lendelssohn had the same taste. Ha ones laugh
figl** remarked that it w.i.s a pRy that u_ar
?oul.l not be sweetened arith sugar.
SPOILED TOE OTBEH PLACES.
"rom Ti..- Il-ma:; Free Press,
Ths numil knocked at the kitchen door and the
nok op. ned lt.
''Good morning," he said pleas.! ntl v. "can you
iv.* me something to ..it to-day, I haven't et anv?
il Ina for two days?"
The cot k .\ ed hun closely.
"Wa ti i v..ii hera two days ago?" she asked.
"Wa-I. what are yon coming for a-;.iln?"
"Something to eal, mum "
"Why don I you go tai some .ther place an.! nait
nposa a us""
"I tried, mum. after thal meal v.in Rive me, but
sally, muni, your cookln' ls s> much better than
t,\i??!v else's that I've struck In this town tha- it
as spoiled mv taste for common victuals," and
he cook was so flattered lhal she set him mit a
eu.r dinner than the tlrst be iud received.
? ? ?
DOMESTIC SERVICE Tills WIST ER.
'loni The American Worn in
The want and suffering among dome-tic servants
his winter promise to Le widespread and Intense,
"he rat- of wages hus fallen at least IS per cent,
nd ihe army of the unemployed ls slea.nu- on the
icrssse. The opportunity for revenge ls delivered
;t,i th.- hands of the housekeeper who has forgiven
inch, bm win forge! never, and revels In her llt
e hour a.f triumph, while it lasts, Th.- humiliation
r the enemy ls pathetic. Last week there came to
iy knowledge th- Incident of s butler who va.bin?
nu and wiih traditional pride ..f Hie profession
-signed lal*1 place f,,r ii,,, eminently sufficient
rason lhal he had been asked to wash Ihe breuk
ist dishes TWO days after, winn the mistress .>'
.. i .use had found a new man for the place, the
elf-dismissed employe came back lo humbly be-t
i,. position "f second mun. at one-half his former
alary, in the sum,, household the cook around
n in-r affairs with tho mistress, who allowed her
'ir.lays ii.' grace in which to secure another
lace. Ar the .-nd of that Hine she .-iKlilfled her
llllm-ii.ss io continue In her place at say terms
i.. ml?tress would maka' Shs oonfsaaed the out
lok was too .lark to warrant lightly resining a
A visit t.i the lnto'dl-rence aaillces argues III fir
aid servant who ls not Axed for the
i,. man or maid servant who ls not nxen tor tne
Int.-r. The butler who pours wine like Ganymede
ml the general housework girl ure forced to let
ieir talents rust In |,Heness. They- can tell you
romptly enouKh the cause of their distress, the
nani'lal depression that has driven families abrosd
or Into apartments, where two aulds replace
six servants required in a hons". The serva
??-..,-.. ,1... !....? ... ..,,?-.. .. .1... ,___ .1. .a., -# ?,,
men and women who
tne return of th. army ol men and women wno
wa.rked m Chicago .luring the Fair. Hotel, board?
ing-house anal restaurant proprietors no longer have
n.-ed of the extra force, ami tho?" thrown out of
work haye come back to X'W-Vork In hope of
JA CK TA RS A ND SHA K ES PE A RE
ENTKRTAINING A ROYAL AUDIBXC-L
The stowing away of several bundi. 1 men In
the comparatively .small space of a ship's decks
ami keeplm- them In gool health during the two
to six months of their cruise has been a sanitary
problem which has tss-eti navigators sova-ral cen?
turies to solve, a hundred years ago the great
peril of a protracted cruise of a war vessel wis
n>t s . much the guns of an enemy's cruiser as
the danger arising from scurvy, Even BS lat" as
HU the h'-alfh if the crtw Wits the pr t c. toler?
ation of navigators, and lt was this 'lanc.-r that
Captain Iiavi.l Porter regarded with tho most anx?
iety when contemplating his famous cruise of
twenty months in th.* I\i<-ific Ocean against Brit?
ish commerce. Several I Ulises ol Am< rican men
of-war In the War of MU, and even as late as IMO,
s-ere cut short by the appearance of scurvy arnon-?
the men. The rc.en' sailing of the new rrulser
New-York, with nearly Ml men aboard, for Braull,
with provisions and coal enough on board so thnt
she could keep the s, :l t;X months if necessary,
was an example of the greatest and most recent
triumph In nautical sanitary ski'd.
Bea captains have always recognised that a <-*t
taln amount of amusement in the l.-lsur" hours of
the men is their beal assistance in Beeping the
cre-.v in good health .ind spirits, and for thi* rea?
son consMorable liberty hal always been nllowed
aboard ship, even by the most exacting discipline
-ians. In the United States Navy lt has freaniently
happened that ship's companies when enlisted for
a bing cruise organized dramatic companies among
rhem-"*!v*s anal gave entertainments which wera
always enjoyable if not classic,il. In the unpub?
lished Journal of an officer who was In the l'nlt?*d
Stat! I li'gun To tom ic i... sister ship of UM famous
Constitution, although built t.venty years after?
ward! when -he made her cruise arounil the world
In ISB.JH finciileif.illy severely chastising th*
piratical Malays of Sumatra) ls given un inta'rest
Iiik description of a draaaaile av>mpany which waa
organiaad soon after the frigate left N*w-York.
early In October, UM. Captain John Downes, tho
commander "f the frigate, who was In the Essex
when she mile her heroic defence against the
English cruisers In Valparaiso, Mi, was opposed
t.i the time-honored festivities of Initiating the
"greenhorns" when the ship "crossed the lins."
but he gave every encouragfment to the aspiring
dram itists, "The Great anal only Original I'oto
Itef. re the cruise was over tba players became
sal proficient In their parts that they iv .-re asked to
play before the King and Queen of the Sandwich
Islands, and this they ,11,1 so satisfactorily that
Immediately after the performance they proceeded
to get gloriously drunk at their majesties' orders?
uni expense. Some Of the ofHccrs of the I'otomao
declared that the players were even more amusing,
wandering around tba* Royal Palace under the m
fluence of liquor after the "show" was over, than
they had been in tha- moat excruciatingly funny
pins of the drama. Tha- play wis "Romeo nnd
Juliet," which was considered '.ne of the stron^a'St
plays In the repertory a.f the "Qri il and Only
Original Potomacs." When the soul-stirring drama
was flrat suggested its on.- vv lilah the nautical Thes?
pians sh.mill "take a hack at" the question natu?
rally arose, "Wb.it shill we do for a Juliet mid
several ..Ther female characters m tho play?" Mot
.ia.-k Tar has long since deserved lils reputation
for "not fearing t.i tackle anything." nm even a fe?
male character In a Shakespearian play, anl there
w. re plenty a.f smooth-faced youngsters in the Po?
tomac's crew who were willing to tak<- the pirt.
Th.- ship's tailor was .'ailed inlo th-- Service, and
soon put together some pieces of oil sails which
he insisted \v>-re fairly go I Imitations ..f dresses,
and thc would-be Juliet got into tha- sltuatl >:i wit;?
fairly good gnu'".
The next problem was thal alf scenery. In fact.
th.- inst of scenic devices won: i have l ?? n far
from illusive when th.- lines .>f perspective .ml tho
equilibrium of the acton were bo constantly de.
ranged by the rolling an.l pitching of 'tie ship.
Hui .lack was nol ^a-ing t.i let :i gool thing l>?
spoiled for any nindi little difficulty as that, and
borrowing a uni from the chinese, he caused a.
placard to be set up In view a.f the audience an
noun, lng that "This ls a wood scene," or "This ls
a church Interior." air "This ls a house." as
the changing scenes of th.- drama required; uni tho
accommodating Imagination "f He briny audience
was equal tu thc strain.
win u tin- "Greal anl Only Original Potomac."
came ta. present the tragedy before the Kin, an'l
Queen ?>r tua- Sandwich islands, however, som*
doubt waa expressed by ihe officers if such a
streteh of the Imagination as a canvas petticoat
on a strapping, bronse-faced young sailor for a
Juliet, or ihe simple wads scratched with char?
coal ..ti an Old past.-K.ar.I Bhllt-box, "This ls a
church Interior," would "go down" with their m.-ij
estlea and their cultivated court. The Romeo of
the play also gave th'- sober-minded mea of the
ship's company some anxiety, lest he might "be
looked at askant," for. although h.- ema a first-class
seaman anal could throw a har;, ion further than
any other min lu tin- big ship's company, he was
far from being un Meal hero of the famous play.
Ile was a tall, lank and bow-legged Yankee, and
hal been brought up In ii whaler. Ile loaik tala th*
sea from the start, anil liked lt. and the sea e\-J.
d.'iitlv llke.1 him. f.ir he carried the odor of lt
with him wh'-revr he went M.- even tillea! the
King's palace wllh briny fragrance But asMe,
from his unmistakable rolling galt, nasal drawl.
bony hands i.-aili of which was lacking three fln
gers) and entirely briny deep appearance, th" ward?
robe of the potomac's Romeo was nait quits up to
th- Ideal. Instead of the graceful mantle to throw
over his iVft sha.ul.br. h.- had borrowed a full
dress ca>at from th" captain <these costs wer-i
miale up with brass buttons m those days), and. In
spite a.f the m.hiv misfits In lt. h.- si'eme-! tai Ma
slmple-mlndeal shipmates a tolerably ga.a.il hero.
And. strange to say. the dusky monarchs of the
Sandwich [elanda mover before having heard a
Shakespeare pl iv, or. In fact, any play! seemed
to have been Impressed with the same Idea, es
pea|.,llv when Juliet drawled nut with a rasping
nasal twang. "Romeo, Romeo, arberefore ari thou.
RomeoT' At this Interesting peri'id of the play
their majesties eyed th- players with great Inter?
est. In fact, their heavy lips protruded, their eyes
fairly railed, ami. starting from her seat In her ex
cltement, the Queen aske.l her spouse In an audible
whlsp.-i- which Sfas Itotneo.
This was mit thc last performance of "Romeo
anal Juliet" given by the '?areal md Only Original
Potomacs." although, lt must lie Bald, lt was the
inly lim.- (hey ciuie si near "bringing down the
?touF'e" Tlie American and Knglish residents at
he .'sandwich Islands Insisted on more than one
performance of th.- play. To shaaw their entire ap.
[ireciiitlun of (ha- performance, thadr majesties vis?
ited the frigate several dava afterward and par
tlcularly expressed their admiration for the stai?
n-art Romeo and Juliet, who at that moment hap
-?ene.l t.i lae squatted on the gun deck engaged In
:he prosaic and undramatic task of mending their
rousers, as ult thoroughbred man-o'-war's-mea
Busy.- It was the tiny daughter of a clergyman
>f UUa city who ws? recently asked to accompany
ter mother on a walk
"No," waa her positively spoken arswer, "I can't
"I have to help papa."
"In what way?"
"He told me to alt here In this corner and keep
ulet while he wrote his sermon, and I don't believe
ie la half through yet."-(Washington Star.
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