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TJiifl BU1CAINTUN TKUJUWE-SATURDAT SlUItHlNGr, AVRHi 24, 18DT.
Infapacfc a? Unman nrl fhn
Interests of Worsen and the
IF MAR WOMAN
Hamy Devices to Beautify
Her Sex and Relieve
Pain--Some Have Won
Up to Jan. 1 of the present year,
says a special writer In the I'lttsburB
Dispatch, there were close to 6,000 pat
ents registered In the United States
patent olllco by women, and most of
them aro us unique as they are InRenl
ous. They cover the whole ranee of
utility, and after a close Investigation
It Is hard to determine In what particu
lar line they excel. Whilst cosmetics
and "beautlflers" may have been their
forte, their Inventive genius has ren
dered such Invaluable service In the
way of hospital beds, chairs, pillows
nnd other appliances for Invalids, that
It may be safely said they aro as mind
ful of the sick nnd suffering as they
are fond of the beautiful.
Among those patents applied for bv
women for beautifying the person is
one to make artificial dimples. A
small spot on the cheek or chin Is to be
smeared wlh colorless shelluc arnlsh
mixed with nlue, and the center of the
spot Is to be pressed firmly with the
point of a pencil until the Blue "sets."
The stiffened indentation thus retains
the exact shape of a dimple, and a lit
tle complexion powder dusted carefully
over will completely conceal the var
nish compound. The subject Is warned
not to smile too abruptly, but Is as
sured that with gentle usage it may
last a whole night.
This dimple process, It Is added, "Is
only applicable to thos-e who have soft,
velvety, plump faces."
FIRST PATKNT TO A WOMAN.
The .irst Invention patented by a wo
man and recorded In the patent olllce
In Washington was a device for "straw
weaving with silk thread." It was
awarded to Mary Kles and Issued May
C, 1S09. Six years passed before anoth
er lady pulled the latch string of the
patent office in the person of Mary
Brush, who invented "the corset" and
received her certificate July 21, 1815.
The women came along very slowly nt
first, and from the time that Miss Kies
obtained the first patent granted to a
woman In this country only nine more
were granted to women until Miss
Elizabeth Oeam Invented the "globe
lor teaching geography" In the schools,
Jan. 12, 1831, or less than one every
two years. In the year 1SU0 the num
ber of patents Issued to women aver
aged about one every other day. In
1896 this average was Increased to a
few moro than one for every day in
I met II. C. ICveret, the patent at
torney, the other evening. He was
seated In his llbrar at the rear of his
otllces In the Paik building. This room
contains the complete records of the
patent olllce from 17')3 up to the present
tlnv Mr. Kvert said: "This Is turely
the age of invention. It has been the
principal factor, the moving spirit In
the wonderful progress of the past r,0
years. When you speak of patents re
member that according to nn estimate
made by the commissioner of patents,
from six to seven-eighths of the capital
of the entire manufacturing business
in the United States, which Is nearly
$6,000,000,000, Is based on patents direct
ly or indirectly.
"But, Mr. Kvert, how do women dis
pose ot their patents?" I queried.
"Some of them," he replied, "sell them
outright, others manufacture the pat
ent themselves and sell the product to
dealers: a few employ uger.ts who sell
It from house to house- others place
them on royalties with large manufac
turing concerns. I have a client, Mrs.
W. H. Balrd, of the Kast End, who
realised over $18,000 tno first year as her
profits on the famous 'Iron City dish
washer.' She manufactures her own
dish-washers and gets orders from all
parts of the world. Mrs. lialtd assured
me not long since that she had made
$1,610 clear in the last S, days; not so
bad for a woman entirely Inexperienced
In business. She doesn't cam ass at all;
people come and send for their washers,
nnd every washer that goes out sells
two or three more. Anyone can sell an
article that everyone wants to buy.
Among th'o&o who manufacture their
own Inventions la Mrs. Froldeveaux, of
Allegheny, who Invented a KcIs-ors
sharpener, which she manufacturll at
$9 per gross and sold them at 25 cents
per piece. It la not necess-ary to add
that she has become rich."
"Mr, Eveit, havo ydu ever noticed
any striking eharacteilstlcs of peculiar
ities not usually observed in other wo
men among your clients?"
"Well," said he, "thy are, as a rule,
rather domestic, of btronar character,
and almost all of that class known us
woman's rights' people."
"Have there been any very Important
and profitable patents Invented by wo
"Most certainly," replied Mr. Evert
very seriously. "Some of the most
practical and profitable Inventions and
improvements during the latter por
tion of this century lire due to the geni
us of women directly, not to speak ot
the Invaluable and untold aid they
have lent to their husbands and friends
by the benign' influence they wield over
the sterner sex.
THE WIFE OF THE WIZARD.
"Mrs. Edison has always been a
source of great encouragement to the
great Inventor In his labors. She Is In
complete sympathy jvJtn his work and
Is pardonably proud and supremely
happy over the wonderful success he
has achieved In the field of science.
Not only Is she a loving mother and a
dutiful and affectionate wife, but also
a helpmate. She reigns queen of the
Edison home In Llewellyn Park, while
her hUBband wields, the magic wand of
genius In his laboratory at Orange, N,
J, She often visits him In his labora
tory, even assisting him In his experi
ments. I know of occasions when he
Is after some Important secret, hidden
In the bowels of science, and his ex
tended Investigations necessitate his
remaining at his work for days nnd
nights continuously, she has remained
with him the entire time, sleeping on a
cot near work bench, Surely such
devotion and Interest must be of the
"The records of the patent ofTlcd teem
with the names of women who have
by their Industry and genius produced
pome great Invention. The first cash
register on a street car was Invented
by a woman. She becamp very wealtny
and now, I believe, lives in one of the
PRESIDENT WOMAN'S DEPARTMENT
A f lilviof
' kt. a I
Nnshvllle, Tenn., April ?3. Mr. V-xn
Leer Klrltmnn. of Nahvlllo, president cf
the woman's derailment of the Tennes
see centennial, Is a southern woman by
birth. Kiom the school s.r,o enteied f-o-cletj,
wherein she won distinction as ono
of the most beautiful belles of the south.
She Is the daughter of Caswell .U.ion
Thompson, only son of Jacob Thomas,
secretary of the Interior rniler President
Uuchunun. She was married eleven ye irs
ago. Thcrvh born In Xuhvllle, the flrt
four j ears of her life were spent In Cuba.
In her native city she received her eatly
education under the Eptaropnl Sister- of
St. Mary, aftirvvurd pursuing a coui-o
of study at Fairmont college, Jlonteagle.
At the age of 16 she went to school In Paris
for two years, traveling the following jear
thioimh the principal cities of Europe.
The enthusiasm with which Alt". Klrkman
assumed the leadership of the woman's
most beautiful suburbs of the city of
Paris. She placed It In the hands of a
lively manufacturer and tecelved a
royalty of 25 cents a day from each and
every car In which they were attached,
women aie beginning to take a great
deal of Interest In electricity, too. The
Westtnghouse Genet ai electric com
pany has nn electrical expert in Miss
Bertha G. Lamm, of Pittsburg. Al
though not yet 21 years of ngo. I am
told, she has completely mastered the
science, as far as It has progressed.
She has Invented many devices pertain
ing to the business of the General
Electric, which aro In use at Pittsburg.
You will remember she had charge of
nn Important electrical exhibit at the
recent exposition of the National Elec
trical association in New York."
rrom tho Washington Star.
Here Is a dish called "sponge pud
ding," ot which southerners are very
fond. Beat seven eggs till they are
light as seafoam. Add six tablespoon
fuls of sugar and beat four minutes fu
riously. Sift into this seven tnble
spoonfuls of sweet corn meal, one tea
spoonful of salt, grated find of half a
lemon and Its juice, freed from seeds.
Stir quickly and bake In sponge cake
pans, serving hot with hot sauce, or
creamed butter and sugar, with nut
meg. It Is a reproach to this generation of
women that they know so little about
the use of the needle. Needlework
does not commend Itself to the young
women of today. They outgrew the
needle about the time the "higher edu
cation" for women came Into vogue.
In these days of cheap ready-made
garments a girl thinks she can clothe
herself quite acceptably without know
ing how to sew. It seems such a pity
tnat the dainty occupation should have
gone Intn iMsuse. One grows as tired
or sh irte petticoats and nlght-
t'reb'- ne does of baker's bread
and ( 1 corn. They nil bear just
about ti same relation to the origin
al and real thing, too. The very happi
est hours of a young mother's life are
those spent In setting dainty stitches
In her darling's daintier cltfthes, and
the woman who can't sew need never
hope to have her grandchildren unroll
from Its silver wrappings the time
yellowed baby dress that "mamma
wore" If grandmamma simply took two
or three of "grnndpappa's hard-earned
dollais" and bought tho dress at a
down-town shop. The thing that glvs
the little garments their value In af
ter years Is the pretty sewing, the
fiost-like embroidery or the delicate
real lace made by skilled hands of
grandmother or mother. Shop-made
goods are for people who live in a
hurry und have not time to enjoy tho
homi-mado article. Mothers with
hemes and daughters ought to accus
tcm themselves to the real things, and
not depend upon the make-believe.
Girls who go to the shop and buy
their underclothes and dresses do not
Kike the same care of those articles
of attire that they would under dif
ferent circumstances. They argue
that because those things were
' cliap" they are entitled to fresh at
tire twice as often. "Ready-made,"
"ready-cooked," "ready-furnished" and
' canned delleaclet" are playing sad
havoo with real home life.
Marry In haste and repent at leisure,
Is a trite old saying that uugments In
truth each year. It applies with equal
torco. to bothyoung men nnd young
women, but It must be confessed that
parents have a much larger part In
causing these unhappy marriages than
they are credited with. Young peoplo
aie dlfllcult to handle between the uges
of fifteen nnd twenty-two. They aro
inclined to overrate their Importance
In the household economy, and the chief
aim of many parents la to nip this
growing Importance. Like much ot the
tree pruning In our beautiful parks, tho
nipping process Is biutally done, with
no care for environment, or thought of
future symmetry. Quite often the child
gets a rude setback that stunts Us sen
sibilities, and makes It self conscious
and awkward. Then tho homo life Is
not what It should be. No boy or girl
is going to remain nt homo If that homo
is dull and all healthful amusement Is
frowned upon, because "pa and ma are
too old to have such frivolity going on,"
or some like Invalid excuse. Youth
must be amused, and If It cannot be
amused at noma you mav Uu mm u will
department of tho Tennes?o centennial
Insured Its success. The nucleus of tho I
necessary funds wus obtained by Issuing
u woman's edition ot a Nnshvllle paper.
Eevorul times the Interested women have
taken charge of stores for a day, the con-
vlderablc Incomes from this source be
ing Increased by the proceeds of various I
entertainments. Throughout the vvorki
the full gcnral has shown great executive
ability. The room which Mrs. Klrkman
will occupy m tne woman s building
being frescoed In blue shades, with gar
lands of pink roses und forget-me-nots In
relief. The frieze will be of of solid color
und tho panels of handsome tapestries
mado by women. Tho floor Is to have cov
erings of rugs, while tho furnltuio will
Include several elegant pieces approptlate
to the uses of tho Tennesseo hostess.
There will be nn excellent cafe on the roof
of this building.
seek It abroad, and often In question
able society. Interest yourself In the
pursuits of your children, lead them
to make you their confidant, make your
friends theirs, and see that the friends
they pick up outside of your jurisdic
tion are fit associates for them. A
stern edict that certain friends must
be dropped will bring you only bad
temper and a, surety of broken com
mands. Go at the matter gently, and
demonstrate the general worthlessncss
of the objectionable ones, and win eas
ily that way. If you treat your young
people as though they were reasonable
human beings you will be much less
liable to dilve them into marriage,
w.hlch they seek in tho hope of finding
happiness, but most often find they
have only deepened their unhapplness.
Here Is Napoleon's Idea of what a girl
should learn In school and what she
should know when she left school. It Is
old, but as applicable today as It was a
century ago. "They should be made
to uccustom themselves to economy and
to calculate the value of things. But
In general they should all be occupied
during three-quarters of the day with
needlework. They should know how
to make stockings and underclothing
and work embroidery. In a word, they
should learn all the work that belongs
to a woman. A woman on coming out
of Ecouen" the school to which he was
referring "to take her place at tho
head of a little household, should know
how to make her dresses, mend the
clothes of her husband, make the baby
linen of her children, procure dainties
for her little family by means of the
pantry portion of her household duties,
caie for her husband and children
whenever they are sick, and know how
to do it like a trained nuise."
By hanging pictures low you Increase
the apparent height of the room. Col
ored pictures should never be hung In
the hallways or on staircases unless
there Is a.stront light on them. In
places like that photographs, engrav
ings or drawings In black and white
aie best. The center of the picture,
when hung, should not be much above
the level of the eye, Te cord on which
they are hung should be as nearly In
visible as possible, and wire Is best of
nil. The wall on which you hang pic
tures should be of neutral tint, a shade
of soft dull yellow being the best, and,
If pnpeted, the figure should be Incon
spicuous. Napkins should always, be folded as
simply as possible on a smart dinner
table. To fold them In fnntastlc shapes
suggests the restaurant and cafe.
The good dinner woman Is one who
listens well and avoids the mistake of
selng "smart." She must be quite, re
sponsive, Interesting, vivacious, but
she must make no attempt to monop
ollzo the conversation. In fact, the
word "tact" sums up the needful quali
ties for a good dinner woman, and If
you will search among your friends for
tho woman who is most In demand you
will find that "tact" is her strong stock
Learn to laugh. Laugh though your
heart be breaking. Have a cheery
word for all comers and you will be
liked by everybody. For an example
In a smile that will live In history Mrs.
Cleveland owns the patent. Her smile
was never of tho stereotyped sort, and
In It there was always welcome. But
smiling Is not he whole of It; laugh out
loud, If you please. It may bo artificial
nt first, but It gets to bo natural after
awhile. Hide your pains and aches un
der that laugh. The world has troubles
of Its own, and can't stop to coddle
yours. The good-humored man or wo
man Is always welcome, but the dys
peptic or hypochondriac Is not wanted
anywhere, and Is considered a public
A nice Lenten dlBh Is called "stuffed
eggs." Put six eggs In a dish of hot
water and boll them fifteen minutes.
Drop in cold water to cool and loosen
the shells. Cut them In half lengthwUo
after shelling, take out the yolks, and
set the whites aside. Mash the yolks
to a paste, add a tablespoonful of but
ter, melted, a teaspoonful of made mus
'tard, a tablespoonful of chopped pars
ley', salt and a little peper. Make In
to llftle balls and nut back In tho cav
ities, turnlnrr the other half over It.
Press tho two together, dip In beaten
egg, then In breadcrumbs, and fry In
unnklnn b.at tuX UU, m. Mia ksauuv.
Floating Island. One quart of milk,
yolks of five eggs and the whites of
seven (two for the meringue), six table
spoons sugnr.vanllla flavoring one tea
spoonful to the pint. Heat tho mll'c
almost to boiling; beat the yolks light
nnd stir In the sugar. Add the milk ns
follows: Take the milk from tho fire,
nnd, Instoad of pouting the beaten eggs
In It, put a spoonful or two of tho milk
tothem, beating well all tho while, add
ing more und more milk as you mix,
until there l.s no longer any danger of
sudden curdling; stir In five whites
wh'lpped stiff, return to tho lire and stir
until thick, but not until It breaks.
SeaFon It with vanilla; pour Into glass
cups; whip tho whites of two eggs to
a meringue with a hcaplrg tablespoon
of powdered sugar, and when the cus
tard Is cold pile a little of this upon the
top of each cup. You may lay a pre
served strawberry', or cherry, or n bit
of melon ttweetmeat or a little bright
Jelly upon each.
Apples Santa In Butter (A Dessert).
Tal;o a dozen" russet apples, peel, core
and cut them Into (dices a qunrter of
nn Inch thick. Then put a heaping
tablespoonful of butter In a saute pan,
spread It over the bottom and lay In
your pieces ot apple, with half a pound
of powdered sugar nnd the juice of two
lemons. Stew gently over a moderate
lire; Svhen done, dress them rather high
upon your dish. Melt three spoonfuls ot
current jelly In n saucepan, add a glass
of Madeira wine, pour over the apples
and serve at once.
Small Birds Baked In Swept Potatoes.-Have
as many sweet potatoes, of
medium size as there nn small birds.
Boil them for one hour. Have the birds
plucked, drawn and washed. Season
them with salt and a little pepper and
rub soft butter over them. Pare the
sweet potatoes, and cut a thin slice from
each end. Nov scoop out tho center of
the potato, making a cavity large
enough to hold a bird. Siason the
potato with salt nnd spread soft butter
over the sut face. Place tha birds In tho
potatoes, which should be set on end In
a shallow pan and In a hot oven for
fifteen minutes. Arrange the potatoes
on a hot dish and garnish with parsley.
Servo very hot. To have this dish in
perfection, butter mu&t be used gener
ously. Salt Rising Bread. The day before
baking, put Into a quart bowl or jar ono
tablespoonful of bUgar, one teaspoonful
of salt, one pint of warm milk, and
flour to make a stiff batter. Set In a
kettle or pall of waim water and keep
covered till the batter rises very light,
then stir In a little "llour and set th
bowl In a cold place. In tho morning,
after standing In hot water, It will rise
rapidly. Preparo a sponge of one quart
of water or new milk, and just before
adding the yeast, stir In a little soda.
When very light, mould Into loaves.
It usually takes one hour for the loaves
to become llsht. Bake In a moderate
oven. Will's Wife.
Raised Cake. One cupful of raised
dough, one cupful rt molasses, one
cupful of sugar, one-half cupful of but
ter, one cupful of sour milk, n mtle
grated nutmeg, a cupful of raisins, a
teaspoonful of soda, two teaspoonfuls
of cinnamon, one-half teaspoonful of
mace, one teaspoontui oi ciove, tr.ree
and one-half cupfuls of llour. Bake
Baked Chowder. This makes a nice
dish for lunch, and may be made irom
pieces of cold boiled fish left over. Cut
four good-sized, cold, boiled potatoes
Into dice. Pick Into shreds sulllclent
cold cooked fish to make one pint. Make
ono pint of cream sauce. Chop one
onion fine, also one tablespoonful pars
ley. Put a layer of sauce In the bot
tom a baking dish, then n layer of fish,
one of potato, a sprinkling of salt, pep
per, onion nnd parsley. So continue
until dish is full, having last layer
sauce. S nkle with crumbs, nnd bake
In a moderate oven twenty minutes.
Creamed Sweetbreads. Rinse one
pair sweetbreads thoroughly in
cold water. Cover with boiling
water and simmer for twenty
minutes. Drain, throw Into cold
water, let stand five minutes, then
remove the membrane and nick to
pieces with a silver knife. Make a
cream sauce as follows: Melt one ta
blespoonful of butter, without brown
ing; add one tablespoonful of llour, stir
until smooth, then add one cup of
cream and the sweetbreads. Stir gent
ly until It thlekens; take from the fire,
season and serve.
Bannocks. Take a large half pint
of Indian meal, add salt and a tea
spoonful or tnblespoonful (according to
taste) of brown sugar; scald till stiff.
vhen cool, add a spoonful of melted
butter, two well beaten eggs, and half
a teaspoonful of soda dissolved in a
scant Cup of buttermilk or sour milk.
Bake In gem pans half an hour.
Baroness Pudding. One-half pound
suet, one-half pound stoned raisins,
one-half pound flour, one-half salt
spoonful of salt, one-half pint of milk.
Chop the suet finely, cut tho raisins In
halves and mix both these Ingredients
with the salt and llour, moisten the
whole with tho milk, stir the mixture
well, tie tho pudding In a well-tloured
cloth, put Into boiling water, and let It
boll without ceasing for two and one
Boiled Turkey with Celery. Chop
half a head of celery very fine. 'Mix
with it one quart of bread crumbs, two
scant tablespoonfuls ot salt, half a tea
spoonful of pepper, two heaping table
spoonfuls of butter, and two eggs. Stuff
the turkey with this, sew up and truss,
Wring a large square of white cotton
cloth out of cold water, and dredge It
thickly with flour. Pin the turkey In
this, and plunge Into boiling water.
Let It boll rapidly for fifteen minutes,
then set It back where It will simmer.
Allow three hours for a turkey weigh
ing nine pounds, an- twelve minutes
for every additional pound, Serve with
celery sauce, The stufllng may bo
mado the same as above, only substi
tute oysters for celery, and serve with
FASHION'S FREAKS AND FRILLS.
Cut steel ornaments In buckles, but
tons, combs and various designs In
beaded effects are revived again.
Delta of bias satin and black satin
ribbon aro still a feature of dress, and
the vvldo belt of bias satin folds drawn
around a slender figure Is ono of the
most becoming fancies. Belts of ribbon
with buckbut an tfm hack are seen on
many of tho new thin gowns, and three
bands of Inch wide black velvet ribbon,
spreading a little distance apart at the
middle of the back, where they nrc
fastened with small steel buckles, Is an
other pretty belt effect.
The craze for red seems to havo ex
tended literally from our heads to our
feet, for rumor says that we are to
wear red shoes, bright "cockscomb
red," and not only red, but purple and
green ns well. It Is hardly credible
that we are to bo Inflicted with any
such barbarous Innovation In dress, but
If It Is to be, the seaside summer re
sort will be Just the right kind ot a
place to try their shocking effects.
Violets In nit tho pretty blue and
pink tints, and eo natural that they
look like the real article, nrc greatly
favored In millinery, and while they
aro perhaps the most common, they
arc the most refined of all the artificial
Black grenadines, In various conven
tional patterns, made over colored silk
aro very fashionable gowns this sea
son, and the variety of fancy grena
dines has no limit. One novel design
l.s a. line black ground with a scroll de
sign In white Bilk threads all over It.
Other kinds are corded In bright colors.
The English tailor-made coat has no
gathers at the top ot the sleeve. It has
a little fulness, which Is arranged It.
small dart seams covered with fancy
braiding. Many of the coats are elab
orately braided, and several different
kinds of braid are used on one gar
ment. New York Sun.
TAKE CAIli: OP CHILDltEN.
Somo Things Youthful Mothers
Should Inltu n Nolo of.
An infant should bo given no food
containing starch until It cuts Its teeth.
Starchy food Include blscults.corn flour,
tapioca, sago, rice, potato, etc. An in
fant cannot digest any of these until
Its teeth arc cut,
Violent noises nnd rough' shakings or
tosslngs are hurtful to a baby and
should bo avoided as much as possible.
Infants should never be put Into a
sitting posture until they are at least
three months old, when they will prob
ablv sit up of their own accord. They
should be carried flat In the nurse's,
arms, ns, If the little back Is at all
cuived, It may lead to curvature ot the
spine or chest disease.
Until children are six or seven years
old they should have twelve hours'
sleep every night. In addition to this a
nap for two hours, either In the morn
ing or afternoon especially In hot
weather vv 111 do a great deal toward
keeping them bright and well.
Poulards Arc to Ho Worn.
Foulards and all soft silks will bo
worn during the summer. They aro
printed In dainty designs and come In
soft colors and In such a variety of
patterns that they may serve for any
purpose, from a severe shirt waist to
an evening gown. Naturally a soft silk
does not possess the dressy qualities of
a stiff silk, but It forms the basis of
many dainty frocks, elaborate with
lace and velvet ribbon loops.
Nethersolo Is 27 years old.
Hyron will revive "Across the Con:l
nent." Tho Bostonlans will shortly produce
"Rip Van Winkle."
It Is said tha Bernhardt will act In
America next season.
Ulchard Golden Is the comedian of tho
Wilbur Opera, company.
Mr. nnd JIrs Kendal mcdltato another
tour of the United States.
Herman III and Adelaide Herman will
shortly make their vaudeville debut.
The opera "Mme. Sans Gene" will be
produced at Daly's New York theater next
Lew Dockstader i-ays there will be no
war In Crete, because they cannot get tho
The actors of the Comedlo Francalsa
aro again to appear In London. Their last
seascn there was not successful.
Boston Chinese actors have been grant
ed tho right to act on Sunday. The pro
ceeds will be given to an hospital.
Sir Arthur Sullivan receives $10,000 for
the .nuslc of a ballet. In addition he Is to
have a percentage of tho receipts.
It lo stated tha Dr. Vllllers Stamford,
tho composer of "Shamua O'Brien," is at
work on the score of another Irish opera.
It Is said that "The Charlatan" will bo
tho title of a new opera to bo used by Do
Wolf Hoppsr. Kloln and Sousa are the
Tho gross receipts of the Drury Lane
pantomime season of three months
reached the largo sum of $275,000 over $21,
OOO a week.
Sarah Bernhardt will not play the usual
French version of "Hamlet," but will
have a new arrangement made for her use
Mme. Albanl, as tho queen's favorlto
prima donna, has been engaged to sing
"GodxSave the Queen" at the Jubilee com
A Roumanian theater has already pro
duced a play called "Tho War In Crete,"
and the result was a riot in tho house that
brought about a prohibition of the play.
Mme. Melba will sine for the first tlma
nt a concert In London early In June, and
she wilt follow up this reappearanco by a
tour through the English provinces.
After twenty years It was in 1871 that
sho nppeared first In English spent on
tho American stage, Helena Modjeska
feems to bo prostrated by nn Illness that
will, In oil probability, prevent her acting
agnln In public.
Tho birthday of Shakespeare will bo
celebrated as usual In England on the 23d
Instant, and It Is stated tho seldom-acted
play of "Henry V" will be performed In
tho memorial theater at Stratford-on-Avon.
Interest Is added to tho coming an
niversary by tho recent suggestion of Sir
Walter Besant, that on the date of Shakes
peare's birth and death there should bo an
annual celebration by the entire Anglo
Wnntrd n Taster One.
An Incident of summer life in Boston Is
thus described by tho Traveler: He was
a painter. Ho sat on tho ladder abreast
of tho third story of n brick house on
Tremont street and piled tho brush with
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majestic strokes, keeping time to the In
spiring music of "My Country, "TIs of
Thee." A squat little German, dressed In
overalls, camo along. He took In tho
Bltuntlon at a glance. The slow nnd
graceful motions of his Journeyman did
not nppeal to his sordid soul, for he shout
ed, "Siy, Charley, I don'd mnko me no
klgk on dot vlstllng ven you are vorklng,
but, Gott In Hlmmel, sdrlkc up a lleviler
JOKING ABOUT IT.
Mrs. Blues Do you have to treat your
cook as If sho were a member of tho fam
ily? Mrs. Gray GoodnesM, no! We have to
bo very kind and polite to her Tit-Bits.
She You must nsk father for his con
sent. He He. v on't give It to me. . She
Why not He Ho's too clever. Ho never
gave anything to anybody In his life.
Detroit Free Press.
Bobby ra, what does tho pawnbroker's
sign of three balls mean?
I'a It means, Bobby, that it Is two to
one that tho man never redeems his prop
erty. Tammany Times.
"In tho life to come," shouted the evin
gellst, "there will bo no marrying or giv
ing In mnrrinire."
Thoso who were sitting near tho Chi
cago woman heard a low cry of horror os
sho rose from her seat.
"In that event," sho remarked to tho
usher, as she left the church. "I've got no
tlm to bo monkeying here." Dettolt
Mr. Flatte My wife takes mo down fro
quently. In tho elevator.
Mr. Cottage (with deep feeHng) Wo
haven't nn elevator, but that doesn't
ma,ko any difference Detroit Freo Press.
THE NEW BOSTON VERSION.
Stories ubout smart children aro gen
erally Irritating or yawn provoking, and
recall tho toast of Chnrlos Lamb to tho
memory of tho good King Herod. Wo
hasten to add that It Is a vnlued corre
spondent who rends tho following to tho
Journal: "A llttlo girl was asked the
other day who tho Apostles weie. 'Oh,'
sho said, 'they followed tho Savior, and
when Ho died they landed at Plymouth.' "
ON YOUR. KNEES.
"Would you get on your knees,'' sho said,
"If you proposed? Oh, say."
But hor companion shook hl head
And quickly cried, "Nay, nay."
"I would not get upon my knees;
Thero Is the answer flat.
I have a Letter plan than this
I'd make tho girl do that."
TIIE-ALIj KIM) MOTIir.H.
Lo, whatever Is at hand
Is full meet for tho demand;
Naturo ofttlmes glveth best
When she seemeth chariest,
Sho hath shapen shower and sun
To the need of every one
Summer bland and winter drear,
Dimpled pool and frozen mere.
All thou lackest sho hath still.
Near thy finding and thy fill.
Yield her fullest faith, and sho
Will endow thee royally.
Loveless weed and Illy fair
Sho attendeth, here and there
Kindly to tho weed as to
Tho lorn Illy tearcd with dew.
Each to her hath use oh dear
As tho other; an thou clear
Thy cloyed senses thou mnys't see
Hnply all tho mystery,
Thou Shalt neo the Illy get
Its dlvinest blossom; yet
Shall the weed's tip bloom no less
With the song-bird's glecfulncss.
Thou art poor, or thou art rich
Never lightest matter which;
All the glad gold of tho noon,
All tho silver of the moon,
Sho doth lavish on thee, while
Thou wlthholdest any smile
Of thy gratitude to her.
Baser used than userer.
Shamo bo on theo nn thou seek
Not her pardon, with hot cheek,
And bowed head, nnd brimming eyes,
At her merciful "Arlsol"
James Whltcomb Riley,
make us a nation of dyspeptics.
by I VjteWH
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