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THE KANSAS CITY JOURNAL. SUNDAY. DECEMBER 10. 1899. .
erts. There were present a number of
friends of the bride and groom, and after
the ceremony a sumptuous supper was
served, Mr. and Mrs. Woody are at home,
2132 Olive street.
Mlss Ida Mae Aschmann, daughter of Mr.
and Sirs. :'George. H Aschmann, and Mr.
Clarence T. Remely were married In the
!First Congregational church of Leaven
worth last Wednesday evening by Rey.
-ilr Charles- Hawley Fenn. After the mar
riage, ceremony, a reception was given at
the home of Mr. and Mrs., Vinton Stilling,
where congratulations were extended by
the Immediate relatives. Mr. and Mrs.
Remely will be at home at 1G1G East Thirty
first street In this city after December 20.
A pleasing event of the week was the
evening party given by Mr. and .Mrs. W. E.
Rider and Mr. and Mrs. F. E.'"Hughson
at 3118 Cherry street Thursday. Various
social games were indulged In and music
enjoyed during the evening. Refreshments
were served by Miss Mollle Quimby, Miss
Frances Grey, Miss Alma Balllnger and
MIss Lyla Howard. Among the guests
were: Mr. and Mrs. BIgham, Mr. and Mrs.
Taylor, Mr. and Mrs. W.'F. Fletcher. Mr.
and Mrs. Hennesey. Miss Wise, Miss Stella
Parish. Miss May Hurst, Miss Jennie Wil
son. Miss Sallle Roswell, Miss Dorothy
Hosserman. .Miss Frances "Llnsey. Miss
Laura Cullers, Miss Emma Van Fossen,
Miss Mary Alexander, Miss Ella Ridgeway,
Miss Edna McCoy, Miss Mabel Pierson,
Miss Elolse Smith. Miss Randolph, Miss
Mabel Stolnaker, Miss Claudia Day, Miss
Vivian Rider, Mr. F. E. McCoy, Mr. John
Kyger, Mr. W. H.- Williams, Mr. J. B.
Shlnn, Mr. Benjamin R. Stone. Mr. Wil
liams. Mr. W. J. Sheever. Mr. E. M. How
ell. Mr.. Herbert Slaughter. Mr. Loren
Rowell, Mr. OIHe King.-Mr. Alexander. Mr.
F. M. Bates, Dr. Giehl. Mr. Earl Swope,
Mr. McKlnley, Mr. Charles Hughson, Mr.
Wedding and reception Invitations en
graved in correct form. Send for samples.
Jaccard's, 1032 Main.
THE SPANISH PRINCESSES.
Both Hare- Been Educated Under the
Core of the Queen
Correspondence of the London Standard.
The Princess of Asturias, the eldest
daughter of the queen regent, completed
her ISth year recentlj". Her sister, Dana
Maria Theresa, ts only 17. Both princesses
have been carefully educated, under the
care of their mother, by English and Aus
trian governesses,- and speak several lan
guages fluently. Queen Christina has also
made her daughters devoted Catholics like
herself. In court circles if 1s said the
Princess of Asturias has taken more after
her mother, whom she very much resem
bles in carriage and 'In her thoroughly Vi
ennese distinction of manners and appear
ance, than the Infanta, Theresa, who has
taken strikingly after her father, the late
King Alphonso quite a Bourbon, in fact.
On the occasion of the Princess of As
turias' birthday the Madrid papers have
been full of rumors about an alleged
project of marriage between her and a
grandson of Queen Victoria. This state
ment has been officially contradicted, and
It has been Intimated that Spanish Bour
bon princesses could not marry Protestants
or enter on any suit which would be. likely,
to be disapproved by the Vatican and the
It is singular to observe that the Idea
of an English match was very warmly
taken up by many Spaniards, who freely
expressed a desire to see relations of all
kinds developed between England and
Spain. They urge that many grounds ex
ist for a more friendly and closer under
standing between two countries whose In
terests do not clash In Europe or Africa,
and In view of the fact that British cap
ital and -enterprise already play so Im
portant a. part In Spanish mines, -com
merce ana nnance.
WORK OF WIDER SCOPE
MEX, WOME.V-AXD A CO-OPERATION
OF EFFORTS. -
'We Need' Yonr Help," Say Club
Women In One Instance, and
In Another Men Say
Two lines of work are opening up for
club women who desire a wider scope of
their activity than that confined within
the narrow limits of the ordinary circle
for literary study. Both of these lead to
participation in the public affairs of the
city, but. within properly conservative
limits. They are to be found In the work
of the United Study Class of the Athen
aeum and in the home industry movement
which the Manufacturers' Association is
seeking to inaugurate In all culture clubs.
In trie former case the women are the
petitioners. They want, first enlightenment
in the ways and means of getting things
done and second co-operation in eventually
effecting certain municipal improvements
which atTect all alike. The success of this
work, the general part of it at any rate,
depends upon the promptness with which
this request of the Athenaeum is responded
to by the speakers who have expressed
their willingness to talk at these open' ses
sions. In the second instance the favor is asked
of club women. They are requested to
inform themselves how many articles of
domestic use, "and how much of their wear
ing apparel is made in home factories and
when It is profitable to do so to purchase
the home product.
The result of all this will be a model
city in the distant eventuality of things.
But It's worth working for.
The Athenaeum announces this calendar:
Mondar. December 112:30 d. m.. board meetlne:
t P. m., literature extension class.
Tuesday, December 122:10 p. m.. fiction class.
Subject, "American Story Tellers." S p. m., music
Wednesday, December "13 10 a. nC. department of
education: class studying Old Testament. Subject.
"Genesis." chapters 10 to 20: recitation, "llagar."
by Mrs. George Bond; "The Cities of the Plain." by
Mrs. George Slide. 2:20 p. m., united study class.
Subject, "Public Health." Addresses by Mr. Frank
Faxon. Mr. Walter Root, and 'Dr. Eliia Mitchell.
Thursday, December 14 10 a. m., current events
The regular Thursday afternoon session
of the South Prospect Magazine Club at
the home of Mrs. William Fiquet brought
out nearly the full membership, and was
one of the best in the club's history. The
regular work in English history, directed
by Miss Rebecca jpnes, as usual, wa3
highly Interesting' and Instructive, and
was supplemented by several excellent pa
pers. One. by Mrs. Thresher, was a
sketch of London's bridge, touching upon
their historical associations, which showed
great research, and was received with
the closest attention. Mrs. J. F. Russell
had a delightful paper on the life and
works of Dean Swift. Mrs. W. T. Treleven
read a timely, article on the home life of
the Boers. For want of time-several-papers
were deferred until thenext regular
meeting, which will-be-herd-at the home
ot mrs. -benramm.-
SILK AND VELVET FAMINE.
Dealers Unable to Supply the Demand
tor Imported Goods In the Most
from the Chicago Tribune.
Prominent silk and velv.et wholesale buy
ers in the city say that there is a dearth of
silken fabrics In the newest novelties of
foreign 'manufacture: One of the members
of a leading importing firm said yesterday:
"It Is Impossible to get a yard of many of
the newest silks and -velvets in any city in
the United States. -The-demand Is. so great
that foreign manufacturers are unable- to
obtain transportation enough to supply it."
Those fabrics which are particularly
scarce are some colors of the new panne
velvet, .Imparted. poplin cords, and meteor,
plain nd satin crepe effects. Not one yard
of panne velx-et in turquoise blue and in
some of the lighter shades of red can be
obtained in this country. Panne velvet is
also called satin solid, and is a velvet the
nap of which has been pressed Instead of
There is great demand for shades of old
rose, terra cotta, violet, and heliotrope.- In
the crepe effects th ilparth l; Tnn evi
dent In the shades of bisque, tan. silver
Bray, ecru, oiege ana black. Enough black
meteor crepe cannot be kept on hand In
retail stores, as women who choose'a black
silk gown for the winter almost invariably
choose a black meteor crepe.
Quantities of novelty silks are displayed
In wholesale and retail stores, but the de
mand is for plain imported silks and velvet
of a weave which cannot be reproduced by
How to 'Wash Yonr Face.
Many skins will not stand constant wash
ing, a practice which. Indeed, tends to
coarsen the complexion. Thorough wash
ing once a -day -Is sufficient ' for most
women, and Is far preferable to partial and
careless ablutions morning, noon and night.
Instead of cleansing the face In water when
coming in from a walk, or when one feels
that a wash would be refreshing, it is a
capita thing to bathe it with lalt virginal.
It Is nn excellent purifier, easily made and
harmless. It is, moreover, delightfully re
freshing. I glvo the recipe: Rose, orange
flower or elder flower water, one pint: sim
ple tincture of benzoin, two ounces: tinct
ure of. myrrh, ten -drop: glycerine, ten
drops. Place the rosewater In a bowl and
while stirring It, with a glass or porce
lain spoon, add .drop bv drop the benzoin,
then the myrrh and glycerine.
Be sure you get the simple tincture of
benzoin, as the compound tincture con
tains other ingredients quite unsulted to
the purpose. Some skins will not stand
glycerine, ir tms is the case with yours,
nil that need be done Is to omit It from
the emulsion. Never 'use pure glycerine
to the skin of the face, as it tends to Induce
The lait virginal should be applied with
a soft rag, and one is often surprised at
th amount of dirt, unsuspected because
undetectable, which Is brought away.
Quickly Made Dish for Gnests.
Ever and again a hostess is surprised by
unexpected guests who do not intend to re
main for a formal meal, yet whose hours
of arrival make is necessary to give to
them a little luncheon. A dish that Is
made readily and just fulfills the require
ments of such cases may be prepared by
passlng a few slices of 'Cold salt or roast
beef through the mincing machine, adding
a little chopped parsley, salt, pepper and
a little nutmeg, and moisten with thick
white or brown sauce. Mash a half pound
of potatoes which have been baked In
their skins and nut Into a basin with an
ounce of dripping, salt and pepper and half
a neu-neaien egg. ana mix uiorougniy.
Add flour enough to make the t potato the
right consistency to roll cut on a pastry
board.. Cut, the paste into rounds, place
a small spoonful of the minced meat on the
half of each round, then fold the paste
over and pinch the edges together after
moistening them with a little egg. Coat
the puffs with beaten egg and scatter
breadcrumbs thickly over them, and after
letting them 'stand for ten minutes, fry
. them In plenty of boiling fat. If preferred,
the puffs may be baked In the oven on a
tin which has been rubbed with dripping.
Force Meat for Turkey.
Soak a G cent two days' old loaf of
bread In cold water" until soft, then in
close it In a towel and press it dry. Place
a saucepan with four tablespoonfuls of
finely chopped onion over fhe lire; add one
ounce of butter, stir and cook five minutes
without browning; add the bread, continue
to stir and cook five minutes, turn the
bread Into a dlh and when cold mix It
with one pound of finely chopped fresh
pork from the loin or tenderloin. Season
with one even teaspoonful of salt, one
even teaspoonful of pepper, one-half tea
spoonful of nutmeg, one teaspoonful of
thyme and the yolk or two eggs; mix all
well together and use us directed above.
Ontstde the Exchange.
Beetrar "I've come to propose a scheme
by which we can both get 10,000."
Stock broker -'What Is. it?"
Beggar "I've heard that vour daughter
is about to be married, and you are go
ing to give her 20.000."
Stock broker "Yes."
Beggar-"WelI, I'll take her for 10,000."
To one quart of cream use one quart ot
oysters. When cream comes to a boll
thicken with cracker dust; season with salt
and pepper. Pour In oyster and keep on
nor until hot through.
-The thirty-second annual convention of
theN. A. W. S.A. will be held In Wash
ington, In the Church of Our Father, Feb
ruary 8 to 11. Inclusive.
The nineteenth century was called by the
ijuci-prupuei, victor iiugo, "xne century
of "Woman." Since the dawn of history ex
ceptional women have demonstrated by
their high abilities as Inventors, .skilled
workers, poets, artists, teachers and rul
ers, that,- in the domain of intellect, wom
an 'was-rtot under thc-ban-rof nature, but
under-those-r-of statute-and-enstomr BrrM'
for- the mass -of women '-the-nineteenth
century has been the iftily epoch In history
which has given them rights as women
or opportunities as human beings.
To state the difference in the position ot
womenlln allVnelds ot activity between
what llpwas, aXrlhe beginning of the cen
tury and Is now at Its close, would be to
present, a' scries of brilliant transforma
tions surpassing the magic creations, of
Aladdin's lamp. . ,
The way up the heights of woman's ad
vancement has been long and steep, but
it has not been dreary. The consciousness
of giving the world a forward movement
along' the path of liberty Is the highest
reward vouchsafed to human effort. The
greatest men of the century have walked
with us. Poets have sung for us; prophets
have InsDlred us with visions of success:
statesmen have made courts and forums
ring with eloquence in our behalf. Stones
have blossomed Into roses; scorn has be
come applause; timidity, opposition and
indifference have changed into a grand
chorus of appeal for woman's equality be
fore the law.
Let us then close the nineteenth century
with a convention which shall be a jubilee
for out successes and preparation for the
twentieth century, which is to be not
man's, nor woman's, but humanity's.
SUSAN B. ANTHONY, President
ANNA H. SHAW. Vice President.
RACHAEL FOSTER AVERY.
ALICE STONE BDACKWELL,
HARRIET TAYLOR UPTON.
LAURA CLAY. Auditor.
CATHERINE W. M'COLLOUGH,
CARRIE CHAPMAN CATT,
Chairman Organization Committee.
The Jewish societies throughout the coun
try, which are largely philanthropic, have
begun already to think of the suffering of
the thinly clad poor in the oncoming win
ter. Sewing classes for girls have for some
time been part of the regularly established
work of these organizations, and in some
places even an endeavor has been made to
get the mothers of these girls to let them
selves be taught' how to put a garment to
gether. Older women oo not liKe to oe put
in classes with young girls, many of whom
can do far better work than they. The
sewing class for women Is one-of the best
of charities, and Is quite in line with Jew
ish philanthropic work, which alms to help
people who help themselves instead of do
ing things for them.
Not even the cynic could complain that
flint finh ws out of its natural sphere
which discussed at Its last meeting "Home
Decoration and Hygiene." This was the
Cambridge Club, of Brooklyn.
One ot Philadelphia's clubs, the Civic. Is
especially interested just at present in plac
ing women upon school boards. It has al
ready begun its campaign and picked out
Its candidate. The club, believing that a
study of civil history is necessary to a
clear conception of the conditions that have
given rise to civil Institutions, has begun a
course In the civil history of the United
The question of the woman as a wage
qmnp ia nn npflln. ns It will Drobably con
firms in lw until that treat adjuster of all
things, time, offers Its solution. The latest
bomb thrown out Is the opinion of Rev. Mr.
F. G. Smith, a minister oi jximieupuu-,
who was courageous enough to utter his
opinion thus: .,..,
"The world would bo better off if ail
women were turned out of their jobs to
morrow. I would except school teachers
and perhaps a very few other classes. One
of the greatest evils of modern civilization,
1 think, is the woman wage-earner. Her
existence is a crime against natural laws.
Nature Intended man to be the producer,
woman the consumer.
"Some women, it s true, won t marry.
Some women should never marry, but you
can't organize society upon the exceptions
to its laws. The healthy woman, the
woman of the majority, should marry, if
.u. .. trot n hnshnnd. and she woun. be
much better able to find a husband if she
had not reuucea men a was" uj uci nmua
The matter has not disturbed club circles
greatly, because women know probably bet
ter than anyone else that t'-e average wage
earner Is such through dhe force of cir
)lkelylo shelter microbes as much as hair.?'
The great surgeon acknowledged that Jt
was so, and told his assistant that he must
either shave off his beard or leave the hos
pital. The young surgeon was less keen in
the pursuit of science than the young
woman, and chose to sacriflcehi3 'position
rather than his beard." ?
-The next open session of the-United
Study Class of the"Athenaeum wlll'be held
ln'the.clubrooms 'In the Pepper building,
Wednesday afternoon. "Public Health,"
with the subtopics, "Sewerage," "Pure
Water, Inspection of Food," and "Public
Bath and Laundries," is the general topic
for discussion. The speakers are Frank
Faxon. Walter Root, D. W. Longwell and
Dr. Eliza ..Mitchell.
The class." of '53, the association of the
Homefor Protestant Women and the fed
eration of Kansas City, Kas., and the W.
C. T. U. have appointed home industry
committees to Investigate the matter of
home products in the manufacture of food
and clothing. The representatives of the
class of '93 are Mrs. Harry C.-Reed, Mrs.
Luther Welsh and Mrs. Frank Hastings.
From the Old Ladles' home are Mrs. Noble
Prentls, Mrs. Ten Eyck Beekman and Mrs.
Charles E. Brown; from the W. C. T. U.
Mrs. W. H. Little, Mrs. Irving Israel and
Miss Ellen D. Morris; from the Federation
of Kansas City, Kas., Mrs. Katherine Ste
men Hughes, Mrs. Lillian Welsh Milnert
Mrs. Henry A. Bantleon and Mrs. Agnes
McCulIom. The object of these commit
tees is investigation, with the expected out
come that a home Industry department will
be inserted in the course of club study for
The art department of the Athenaeum
has a plan by which the public schools
may profit in the way of gaining good pic
tures for walls. This Is to bring to the
city and exhibit a carefully selected col
lection of reproductions of the best paint
ings. The display. If made, will be in the
women's clubroom at the public library,
and whatever money Is made by the ! mall
admission fee of 10 cents will be used for
the purchase of some of these pictures for
the schools. This department has already
done something along this line, having al
ready purchased four or five such collec
tions. These are now In circulation
through the schools, and, besides being an
element in the artistic training of the pu
pils, are an aid to the teacher in furnish
ing subject matter for compositions and
supplementing work in history.
In resrionse to the home Industry move
ment which Is interesting club circles just
at present, the Alternate Tuesday, under
the chaperonage of Mrs. A. C. Hunt, will
visit the factory of H. B. Hunt. 1210 West
Nintti tror npxt Tuesdav afternoon, and
gain a IltUe insight into the making of tin
cans and japanned ware.
Another instance of the widening scope of
the work in women's clubs, they are, how
ever, not few in number, is illustrated by
the Current Literature and History Club
of Jamestown, Kas. This club was organ
ized for literary study, but It made this
good beginning at the outset It began the
study of American literature and made a
specialty of Kansas authi. Dealing with
books brought the matter of a public li
brary Imminently near, so near In fact that
the problem of establishing one had to be
met by the club. The first fifty volumes
were obtained by giving entertainments.
-The success of -these Inspired the generous
hearted, and a donation ot 100 more was
the result. Among the out-of-town bene
factors of the movement the club counts
Hon. Ed Howe, of Atchison: Eugene F.
Ware, of Topeka, and Mrs. Charles Robin
son. J. P. Pomeroy, of Boston, whose
namesake the town of Jamestown is. has
just made Its citizens happy by a gift of
5100. The citizens of Jamestown immediate
ly doubled the sum. and already the dreani
of a public library bids fair soon to be real
ized. Of course, when It comes, this library
-will have a room devoted entirely to the
"us" orclub women. Mrs.- Kelley. pros dent
of tli! club, in mentioning the gratefulness
with which even small sums are received,
Si written: "If public spirited-men on y
realized how much eood these small gifts
do in a little place like this. I am sure more
I .ml1r3 Ha TTI H H A '
SUCUKi"? '" r-,---,-T; . -r. Marv
The otucers oi "" """ "j, ;r cTiV
E Kelley. president; Mrs. Belle Strain,
vice nresiderit, and Miss Agnes Fitzgerald,
secretary. At Present the club is. studying
IhakesDeares plays, interspersed with dis
cussions of Current 'events and reviews of
WHITE HOUSE BLOOMS
HOW THE YIELD OF THE CONSERVA
TORY IS EXJOYED.
Favorite Flowers of .White House
Mistresses Display for Grand
Occasions Palms Outgrew
Their Allotted Place.
lilllU ....- .-- --- . ..
Arc." Mrs. C. G. Newman, secreiuij.
The programme of the Art History Club
for December 16. follows: .
(a) Contemporaries of GI"tt0.-.,:D1ann1t1!1'
Petrarch and Boccaccio, and their influ
ence on art. Miss Elma J. Webster.
The pupils of -Giotto: - ... T -,
(b) The Oreagnl: Llves,and works, J. W.
(c) Taddeo Gaddi. J. S. Ankency.
(d) Simone Martini, Miss Campbell.
This club meets every Saturday at 1 p.
m in board room at Public library build
ing. All Invited.
This story, which shows the difference
in mettle between a young man and a
young woman, is told, but not vouched
for. by a writer in the New York Sun:
A young woman medical student in Hun
gary was lately refused admission to the
operations of a famous hospital surgeon,
on the ground that she had too much hair.
He told her that her hair furnished a home
for microbes, and that her presence would
ho ,iin..mi to the uatients. Being ar
dent in the pursuit of medicine, the young
woman cut her hair short, and after that
was allowed to witness the operations.
She soon noticed that one of the assist
ant surgeons had a magnificent beard.
Thereupon sho sought out the head sur
geon and said to him: 'Doctor, you made
m. ,-iit off mv hntr. vet one of your assist
ants we a flowing beard. Is not a beard
The Mothers' Union will meet .on Mon
day at 3:30 in the Central high school. Mrs.
L Crosby will talk on "Respecting the
Child's Individuality." , The kindergarten
will be open to the little ones. Every one
The Bryant Circle will meet with Mrs.
W. A. Rawllngs, No. 1603 East Thirty-third
street, Tuesday afternoon. . Mrs. . A,
Rawllngs and Mrs. J. T. -Miller, leaders.
Mrs. C. G. Fuhlendorf, of the Lebanon
Shakespeare Club, will be hostess for the
next meeting, Saturday afternoon.
"None so stockish, hard and full of rage
but music for the time doth change his
nature.".. .. ...... ,
with this sentiment tne uruKruiuuie i
-h rHv.n. Mrs. Erwln Kills will reau a
aim i i J Tnln Tntornrol.
paper on -onyiocK mm xsawa .....,....
ers of Life." Miss Netta Scrl will give a
comparative sketch ot "Saul and Emped
aclcs on Aetna." .
The officers of this club are: Mrs. Henry
T. Wright, president: Mrs. J. G. Lings
weller, vice president: Miss Mary Diffen
derfcr. secretary, and Mrs. Alice Cowglll,
treasurer. Members of the club are: Mrs.
R. P. Bland. Mrs. Alice Cowglll. Mrs. J. L.
Day, Mrs. D. R. DifTendcrfer, Mrs. Erwin
Ellis. Mrs. Samuel R. Farrar. Mrs. J. W.
Farris. Mrs. C. G. Fuhlendorf. Mrs. Ger
trude Johnson. Mrs. J. G. Lingsweiler. Mrs.
L. C. Mayfield, Mrs. Mary C. Mayficld.
Mrs. Lizzie Nelson, Mrs. J. P. Nixon, Mrs.
W. H. Owen, Mrs. M. W. Serl, Mrs. E. F.
Stebbins, Mrs. Fannie Wallace. Mrs. Mary
P. Wallace, Mrs. Henry T. AVright. Miss
Bvrd Walkenshaw. Miss Israel Taliaferro,
Miss Netta Serl. Miss Laura Nelson, Miss
Grace Moss, Miss Frances Gleason. Miss
Virginia Farrar. Miss Mary Dlffenderfer,
Miss Adelaide Barrows and Miss Rose
'The -Woman's Reading Club will hold its
annual open session Tuesday afternoon In
the Athenaeum parlors, in, the Pepper
building. The club will depart from the
..Qiini rnlo nt n. lecture on this day. and en
joy with friends a social session, believing
it well to make friendship a part of culture
club study. Mrs. s. A. unaerwoou, secre
The Clara Schumann Club had Its De
cember meeting at the studio of Miss
T-nuisa p.irker. The lesson was on "Rob
ert and Clara Schumann." after which the
following programme was given:
"Warum" (Schumann). Miss Parker.
( "Sone Without Words" Utalzel): (b) "Man-
riiin." m'arhs). Mis. Edna Mifflin.
"Marionette Waltx" (Lyras). Miss Schela Alex
.,ii...ln Wawh" rw.rhsl. Ml. Nellie Isaacson.
'Love and Chivalry" (Gottachalk), MIfs' Mildred
(a) "Alpine Rose" tuonmi; tD larameue irrie
zouka). Miss Gertrndc nrown.
"Andante and Hondo" (Rosenbein), Miss Maude
Duet. "Leot du Carahln" (Splndlen), Misses Harris
Polonaise (Mnecle), Miss ParUn.
The Clionian Club will meet on Tuesday
afternoon with Mrs. James N. Foster, on
Forest avenue, between Twenty-fourth and
The Altrurlan Chautauqua. Club will be
entertained by Miss Amv Jackson. 3000 East
Eleventh street, on .Wednesday, Decem
Wooed and Won.
From the Detroit Journal.
The rich old man wooes the mercenary
"I am." he protests, finally, "a consist
ent Christian "
Here the girl laughs derisively, lor re
ligion cuts no ice with her.
"Scientist!" adds the old -man, finishing
It 13 at this point that the mercenary
young girl throws herself with a glad co
upon the rich old man's neck, deeming it
likely that he will die about the first time
he gets sick.
An Outraged Husband.
From AUr Sloyer.
"Villain! You have deceived me out
rageously! I shnll never shake your hand
"Whv, old man? What have I done?"
"I found a note from vou In my wife's
room two days ago in which you ask;d her
to run away with 'you, and she's still at
From the Washington Post.
Each mistress of the White House has
had her favorite flower, except Mrs. Mc
Klnley, who expresses little preference, ex
cept an aversion to yellow flowers, and a
great love of the blue ones, in which the
president joins her. A large bunch of
flowers Is cut from the conservatory every
morning and sent to adorn the president's
table, while others go to Mrs. McKlnley's
apartments. The plants that adorn tne
domestic part of the White House are
frequently changed, to give her the benefit
of the rare and beautiful variety that fills
the conservatories. All of the finest plants
share her admiration, each for as long a
time as it can stand to be kept from leal
Neither Mrs. McKlnley nor the president
visits the conservatories regularly, though
before the busy days of the war were
thrust upon him, they both loved the care
and cultivation of plant life. Now, the
president has no time to watch the gentle
unfolding of nature placed under the vast
area unuer glass to the west of the White
The rose house Is always riotous in bloom,
and at any season affords ample cuttings
for the home part of the White House lite,
while that part filled with violets is redo
lent with perfume that wafts to meet you
with an opening and closing of the hot
house doors. Long rows of primroses He
along one side, preparing for midwinter
blossoms, and though the president's chrys
anthemums are suffering from a rust that
has beset that rjartlcuhir rnmliv nt ninnt
life this fall, there Is a large corner of one
oi me nouses lined with rare specimens of
these flaunting beauties.
Hundreds of beautiful ferns, several
houses of them, as well as of the delicate
trailing asparagus, tell the story of the ex
quisite displays of flowers and ferns that
bank, the mantelpiece and table on large
occasions, like public receptions, cabinet
dinners and similar functions. kip1i mnn.
tel has a box made to tit it, and the ferns
are loosened from the edge of the pots
and slipped in the moist earth that fills the
boxes. Roses and other llowers are thrust
In here and there, making the gorgeous
floral displays that are read of and talked
of in all parts of the country. Just as soon
as possible after an affuir the flowers are
taken out and the ferns are carefully put
back in the old pots and returned to the
hothouse for future use. Thus the same
ones may be used for all the receptions of
a winter. There are a few occasions which
even these great conservatories refuse to
give up enough blossoms for the decora
tions. Then florists outside are called upon
to supply whatever is needful.
Just now the flowers are being taken up
from outdoors, and one house Is entirely
given up for cuttings for next spring's dis
play. The houses are filled with the rar
est specimens of tropical flora, and florists
all over the country vie with another In
sending some rare specimens to the White
House conservatories, while our officers,
traveling to remote parts of the earth,
often ship curious and rare plants. The
lofty glass domes added to one side of the
conservatories are filled with such, and
one might well imagine being in an Afri
can jungle, so luxuriant and thrifty have
the plants become.
About the newest arrival is a representa
tive of the Philippines. It 13 known as the
"Dewey plant." It occupies a conspicuous
Place in the White House conservatnrlps.
and In close proximity to the myriads of
ferns that adorned the table and dlnlnir
room at the great Dewey dinner. These
were Interspersed with a beautiful pro
fusion of orchids that al&o claim the isl
ands as their home.
There is something) decidedly symbolic
and startling to antl-cxpanslonlsts in the
way flora of the Philippines thrives In this
country, even when forced to it. The
"Dewey plants," that add so much to the
riotous tropical beauty of the Islands, are
there known as the "acalypha sanderi
ana," and were dubbed by a Philadelphia
florist the "Dewey plant." The White
House specimens, of which there are sev
eral, stand not more than twelve or four
teen Inches In height, with rich, dark
green foliage, from which depend long,
graceful, swaying tassels of brilliant rose
color, as soft and line as chenille, and not
There are many rare varieties of orchids
from the Philippines, where they grow
most luxuriantly, as well as showy trop
ical plants of unpronounceable names,
that, when combined -with the gorgeous
birds and flowers of that country, make it
a veritable glimpse of fairyland.
In one of the tropical houses are pine
apples in fruit, and also oranges and
lemons and other tropical fruits. In some
of the houses where the temperature will
permit it, the fish that fill the great basin
in the lower part of the White House
grounds, as well as those in the basin ot
the treasury, are brought in, and add
much to the beauty of the surroundings.
The marking of these goldfish are most
varied and pronounced, especially the va
riety brought from Japan, in which coun
try they form a lively round in the world
of sport. The spotted fellows no two have
marks alike are named. The players then
gather around the glass aquarium and
each selects his fish. Then a piece of meat
tied to the end of a string Is lowered
among the fish. Previous to this the
bookmaker plays a lively part, and money
Is nLiced ODDOSite the names of the fa
vorites. The fish that gets the morsel of
meat is the winner. Some of the spotted
beauties succumbed to the mistaken kind
ness of the Invasion of youngsters during
the concerts given In the White House
grounds during the summer, and, refusing
to flourish on the confections given them
by the children, gave up the ghost and
turned food for the other fishes. For
merly they served as a favorite amuse
ment to the Cleveland children.'
Mrs. Hayes' Love of Flowers.
Doubtless no first lady ever enjoyed the
vast conservatories as did Mrs. Hayes.
Others have found little time outside of
social duties, but she came regularly every
day and tended many of the flowers with
her own hands. It was her greatest de
light to see some spindling shoot develop
into a hardy plant, or care for a little
drooping one until it exhibited new life.
She liked to take the great shears and cut
a flower here and there for herself. The
superintendent took so much interest in
her devotion to the flowers that every ef
fort was made to force some favorite plant
into blossom to surprise and delight her.
She would keep all day some flower cut
in the morning hours. Mr. Phister says
that In the thirty-three years that he has
been In this department no first lady has
shown so great a love ot flowers as Mrs.
Mrs. Harrison loved the roses best, and
was lavish in sending them to her less
fortunate friends. Mrs. Cleveland was
fondest of the stately American Beauties
that are always associated with her. and
took the keenest possible interest in the
orchids that reached their first promi
nence In American plant life during that
The snnerlntendent snowea many line
varieties of orchids imported from the
present scene of warfare In South Africa.
These two late wars have interfered
very materially with the importation of
orchids, palms and other tropical plants.
There are none of the curious growths
that are half insect, half plant, that feed
upon bugs and worms. Such are fre
quently sent to the White House, but are
transferred to Mr. Smith, of the Botanic
garden, where one finds a most varied and
The head gardener of the White House
says that many of the huge palms that in
summer adorn the driveway leading to the
president's house date back from the time
of Presidents Filmore and Pierce. Many
others of gigantic size were but small af
fairs when he took them In hand more
than thirty years ago. during Andy John
son's time. They have all had a part In
Inaugural decorations since that time and
have outgrown their surroundings.
There Is now no place at the White
House where those lofty old palms can
find room, and as they must be kept
housed they are appropriately enough sent
In winter to the great rotunda of the pen
sion office, where. Intermingled with
smaller palms, they give a glimpse of Ar
cadia. Ranged beneath .them on the
marble floor are numerous garden seats.
Here at the noon hour the clerks sit and
waft the smoke from cigar and pipe up
through their historic branches.
Unusual preparations are making In the
conservatories now for a brilliant floral
Special Sale, of
Parisian Cloak Co-
I.08-I.IO MAIN STREET.
Headquarters for Ladies1 Ready-to-wear Goods.
Special Sale oE
Remarkable Suit Reductions
38.75 man-tailored suits 75 handsome
Suits, in black and mixed homespun. We have these to
offer at this price simply because they were nearly a month
late in reaching us, so we have planned for the greatest
showing- of fine Tailored Suits ever attempted at S8.75,and
have added a splendid selection from our other stock,
making the assortment one which will permit of no com
parison, so far as any suits you may
find in the city for the money. You
would be delighted to get them at
itist double the price but we will
let these go at
$7.75 for $10 and $12.75 jackets Made
lively selling here yesterday; and, what is more, they were
bona fide bargains jackets that possessed the real value,
as represented, but upon which we were ready to accept
half. Every one new and made according to fashion's
very latest ideas. You will have
to pay 510.00 and $12.75 elsewhere if
you get-a coat that compares with
them for quality and style. These are
urns lied in the .highest manner; at.
Parisian special $10.00 coats The
selling of the past few days fully dem
onstrates that the people appreciate
the coats we offer for $10 00. For some
unaccountable reason great values are
always expected at this price, and we
are determined to meet the demand.
It is our policy to see how good a gar
ment we can offer you for $10.00, and
our patrons tell us that there Isn't
anything to compare with these coats
in the city for the
money. They are cer-g ."X.OO
tainly great coat
flore new golf capes TVe are de
termined that you shall have your
share of all these pretty garments.
Not one of the new styles will be able
to escape our alert buyers. Another
new assortment is here. They are in
all the pretty Scotch imported shawls.
The qualities are better and they are
worth more, but., we are going to let
them go at the same price as thoe
offered last week. The enormous sale
Is an evidence of our
styles and qualities -g ,QO
Bargains in separate skirts Rainy
Day and Dress Skirts. Not In another
house in America will you find more
satisfying skirt bargains. In the first
place the new' Parisian sliape Is by far
the most becoming garment to be had.
regardless of the price. The graceful
shape alone makes them worth doubla
what you would pay for any other
kind. -They are all the better because
you can get them here for less than
what you would have to pay for the
ordinary factory made sssl C(
can offer you at $10,00,
Holiday Petticoat Furore
500 handsome garments-r-Made especially for the holiday trade, go 011 sale to-
morrow. It will be a petticoat opportunity mat you
cannot afford to overlook. Last month, when we re
lieved a leading silk manufacturer ot his surplus
stock for less than half the usual price, we turned
a large quantity 'of silk over to our faatory to be
made up into petticoats. It gave us an opportunlty
to arrange for an Immense petticoat sale Just before
the holidays. To-morrow the first 500 go on sale at
a price that will attract the entire petticoat trade
Parislanward. Divided into three special lots at
Made up in many styles. In all the bright, solid col
ors, and in fancy taffeta. The silks from which they
are made were selected especially for petticoats, and
you may depend upon their durability.
display this winter, and when the society
belles come to the White House they will
A.a hA .., Ionian Hprnratlon seen there
illlU II.W HiVfl. ,.....- -
since Mrs. Cleveland's wedding.
Glen MacDonounh's Bibles.
From the New York Sun.
Glen MacDonough, the playwright, spends
some of his leisure time in collecting old
furniture and old Bibles, and It was the
latter fad which gave some of his friends
at the Lambs' Club a shock, a few das
ago. Mr. MacDonough has Been a some
what critical Biblical student for years,
and from time to time he has added to his
collections Bibles of rare editions which
he has picked up on his travels. Some ot
them he secured at bargains, but his
friends who are book sharps say he ha3
paid much more than the market price for
most of them. Mr. MacDonough says that
expense has never prevented him from se
curing any Bible that he wanted, and so
long as his royalties hold out It never will
Mr. MacDonough has been in Pennsylvania
recently, and he picked up there a dozen
Bibles at fair prices and had them sent to
the Lambs' Club to await his return. The
bundle was carelessly tied and several of
the Bibles had pushed through the outer
wrapping. Tho flrst man who noticed the
bundle thought it was a contribution of
books to the club's library. "When ho dis
covered that it contained nothing but Bi
bles he was amazed, men Macuonougn s
name on the cover staggered him. Then he
pulled himself together and concluded that
th ninvwrleht had started an evangelical
crusade in tho club. Mr. MacDonough'a
friends were consulted. They sam mat
they never had discovered. an evangelical
tenrienev in him. but admitted that it did
look serious. A telegram signed by a dozen
of his friends was sent to Mr. MacDonough
which read: "Bibles arrived. Consterna
tion. Are you going to reform the lub?
Are you sure you are well?" The reply
read: "Impossible to reform club. Bibles
are library properties," and the agitation
Only His Xlghtcnp.
From the Detroit Free Tms.
"What have you in that bundle, my
friend?" and the customs officer at the
Woodward avenue dock eyed suspicious
ly the package that passenger on the last
Windsor ferry was carrying under his
"Just my laundry, cap'n." rather ner
vously replied the man with the bundle.
"Sorry to trouble you. you know, but
I'll have to see the Inside ot it. Step
Inside the office, over which flies the
flag with the vertical bars, the revenue
officer opened tho suspected bundle. It
contained laundry, sure enough shirts,
collars, cuffs, nightgowns and handker
chiefs falling out in confusion. But snug
ly tucked away in a bunch ot socks was a
quart bottle filled with the amber-colored
corn Juice that makes Walkerville so pop
ular a place for the revellng3 of the lmag-
Though the owner flushed a little higher,
he was unperturbed. '
"Do you call that a part of your laun
dry?" sarcastically growled Uncle Sam's
minion, as ne proceeueu m appLupuaLc mw
Tiifit-a ttiv m?nicaD. oincer.
"Then It needs washing, too. -Take it
along with you, my friend. I wouldn't
spoil that stuff for you for all of Uncle
Sam 3 oroers.
Hovr Teacher Gets Stamps.
From the New York World.
There is a young woman pursuing the
path of pedagogy in Senator Dry Dollar
Sullivan's district who deserves that astute
statesman's envy. This particular teacher
not long ago contractea tne siamp-coueci-Iner
Being of a frugal mind she did not care
to pay for specimens, and being of an ac
tive temperament, she found the usual
course of acquiring a varied assortment
without cost rather slow. So she hit upon
a new plan.
Her class, like many another on the
lower East side, was cosmopolitan. Her
Supils' parents had come from Russia,
ireece, Italy, Norway, Turkey, Finland,
Hungary and various countries, including
Germany and Ireland. So the resourceful
teacher pressed the pupils into service.
Those who could not secure stamps from
old letters sent from the land of their fath
ers were incited to write to relatives
abroad. As a result she has already secur
ed an Interesting collection.
Walking tourist "What's the name of
this village, may man?"
Yokel "Ol dunno, xur. Ol only bin 'ere
a month!" - -
THEIR GREAT LUCK
BIG WIXXISG' OP TWO XEWSPAPER
B1EX OX THANKSGIVING EVE.
Find Money In Pockets They Had
Been Imbibing; Freely of Liquor
and Nearly Cleaned Oat a. ,
A CHRISTMAS PRESENT
That will stud by yon sod '.
yours through thick snd
thin, through life sad death
policy In the New England
Mutual Life. Send data of
birth for specimen policy.
CHAS. D. MILL, Gen'l Art..
N. E. Life Btdr.
From the Chicago Inter Ocean.
The approach of Thanksgiving set a lot
of the men telling stories. They were a
rather up-to-date lot, with experiences on
both sides of the faro table, and with rec
ords of winnings and losings at the race
tracks of the country.
"I don't want any more Thanksgivings
like the one In 1S93," said the man with the
white hat. "I had the biggest kind of a
day, and there was more money in the
bank than some people have hay. But
along about 2 o'clock In the morning two
newspaper men came in one a writer, the
other an artist and I'll be shot if they
didn't pretty nearly clean me out. Would.
If I hadn't barred them. And they were
both unseaworthy from too many Thanks
giving calls, at that."
"One, an artist, and the other, a writer?"
interjected a listener, a man who had been
press agent for one of the race tracks for
"Yes. Why? Do you know anything about
The press agent laughed.
"I know all about it now," he said. "For
six years I have bad part of tho story- Now
I'll bet a dinner I have It all. Listen. I'll
tell you the story I have known all along,
and then you can till in with what you re
member of it."
"Kind of collaborate, as it were," sug
gested one of the group.
"That was JKirk and Brown, wasn't It?"
The old dealer in the white hat nodded.
"It was," he said. "And they haven't used
me right about it. They have never spoken
to me since that night. And God knows
they have no reason for forgetting me. I
haven't forgotten them. They were out
that evening to buy some presents. The
office had paid Thanksgiving eve. so that
every one would have money. It was days
till pay day. And they fell to trying hot
drinks with eggs In them, and that gave
them a curious turn. They concluded they
would buy nothing but silver. So they
made the rounds of all the stores that were
open In the evening and most of them
were that night and they bought some
thing for nearly every one ot their friends.
Leave Parcels Downtown.
"Well, they had quite a load of both
kinds along about the time the latest of
the stores shut up, and so they took an
other drink or two. Just to be sure they
had enougn, ana tnen starteu lor nome.
They came to the corner ot State and
Madison, and concluded they would not
carry their presents clear over to their
rooms on the West side, but would leave
them down town, and come in and get
them next day. It would save a whole lot
ot trouble. Men get so wise when they
have taken enough warm drinks with eggs
In them. So they went Into the drug store
and gave the clerk a silver pocket comb,
and he put their parcels away, and they
went out and waited for a car.
"That was the last they knew ot the
evening. Early next day about noon
they waked up, and were thirsty. They
got up and washed, and began wondering
If they had any money. They remembered
they had just $1.25 between them, when they
came out of the drug store. That was one
of the things perfectly clear. Nothing after
that remained graven on the tablets of
"Don't get bookish.'protested the man
in the white hat.
"They thought if they had the rest of
that J1.25 or so much of it as would be
left after paying carfare they would go to
a West side restaurant and get something
to eat. But they began to wonder about
the ride home. Neither could remember
It. There was a man In the next room,
and he came In when he heard them Stir
ling around, and told they had come home
In a cab at 4 o'clock.
"That settled It. They would not have
money enough to buy. and would have to
go downtown where their credit was good.
Then they came to their trousers, and tha
first to put his hand in his pocket pulled ic
out with a roll of money."
"That's it," said the man In tho whlta
hat. "My money."
The other tried, and he found an even
hlewr roll. Thev went to their vests, and
there was money In every pocket. They,
locked the door, and swore the neighbor to
secrecy.-and then counted it. They eacra
"Then they must have paid the cabman
again," said the man In the white hat.
"Yes. I paid him once. I was glad to do)
It to get them to go home."
Where Did the Money Come Promt
"That's good. Well, they had JS99. Andl
they didn't know where it had co'me from.
They sat down and tried to think It over.
They sent out and got a drink, and tried to
get at the truth that way. They spurred
each other. But there was nothing written
on the tablets ot their memory that, they
"Don't do that tablets business again."
"Finally they concluded they had been
made stakeholders by some one, and. there
fore, the money was a sacred trust, and
they had no right to spend it. So they
took out car fare, which they figured the,
were rightly entitled to, from their JLij.
and went downtown to breakfast."
"And how did they find out?"
"They never did find out. They got along;
as well as they could by selling some of tha
silver at a sacrifice, and they never touched
a cent of the principal till Christmas week..
Then a night police reporter told them h
had seen them playing a game Thanks
giving eve and that they had won soma
money. He didn't know how much, but
they concluded if they could win part they,
could win all. And then they divided tha
cash equally and called It their own. Now.
what Is your story?"
"Well. I'm a ." began the man in tha
white hat: but he did not conclude, be
cause ho could not think of anything bad
enough. So he started again. "1 was deal
ing away here as peacefully as) a kitten,
and two young fellows came in and said
they wanted a dollar's worth or chips
They tried the wheel, and won every tlma
thev made a bet. Then they went against
my faro layout, and won again. They;
couldn't see the cards half of the time,
but it didn't make any difference. They
didn't need to see. They Just put down tha
money, and L turned the card3 and paid.
"One of them got tired of anything so
easy and cashed In. and tried the poker
game. He won till the "fellows turned it
into stud, and then he thought he was or
fended and quit. They were quiet enough,
but they couldn't lose, and I thought It
better to win their good will, and send
them home. So I went downstairs and put
them into a cab and made the driver swear
he would take them home. I am glad to
know he did It. I have met both of them
on the street a dozen times since, and they
have never more than nodded to me. L
thought it was because they resented my
taking them downstairs: and as I couldn t
see that I ws under obligations to apolo
gize for that. I have never s poken to them.
But that is the rest of the story."
That is the rest of the story," replied
the press agent.
From the Detroit Free Preai.
Mrs. Hobbs "She possesses such a ver
Mrs. Nobb "How does It dljplay Itself?" .
Mrs. Hobbs "Why, for Instance. I'vo
seen her plan out a gown, and give her
husband the impression that she was lis
tening to what he said, all at one and tha