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THE KANSAS CITY JOURNAL. SUNDAY, JUIA 2S4 1.90,5.
yr C--imv;tnty fcV
Threescore and Ten.
Who reach their three-score years and
As I have mine without n sigh.
Are cither more or less than men
Not such um J.
I am not of them; llfo to me
11ns been a strange, bewildered dream,
Wherein I knew not things that bo
rrom things that seem.
1 thought I hopnl, 1 knew one thing,
And had one sift when 1 was young
The Impulse and the power to sing,
And so I sting.
To have a place in the high choir
Of poets, and deserve the same
What more could mortal man desire
Than poet's fame.
J sought It Ions", but never found;
The choir so tull was, and so strong
The jubilant voices there, they drowned
My simple sons.
Men would not hear mo then, and now
I care rot, I accept my fate,
When white hairs thatch the furrowed
V"T t '
Crowns come too late!
The best of life went long ago
From me; It was not much at best;
Only the love that young hearts know.
The dear unreel.
Hack on my past through gathering
Onco more I cast my eyes, and see
Ilrlsht shapes that in my better years
" ley left me here, they loft mo thorp.
Went down dark path-ways, one by
one , . ,
The wise, the great, the young, the fair;
But I went on!
And I co on! and, hurt or .Rood
The old allotted years of men
I have endured, as best I could
Three-score and ten!
I'.lchatd H. Stoddard in Independent.
Miss ilattle Williams, ot Cameron. Mo.,
member of the Central W. C. T. IT.,
of this city, and one of the tin oo delegates
from Missouri, who nre now on the excur
sion to present the Croat polyglot petition
of the W. C. T. U. to foreign powers,
writes the following letter to home
' London. June 21. lKG-Seatoil In the pa
latial drawlns room of our hotel, which
is on the Victoria embankment of the far
famed Thames, I am ready to itell you a
little of my eight days In "Londontown."
Saturday morn we arrived here from
Soutlmmptor. Von cannot Imagine how
much we ail enjoyed the Journey from
Southampton. After nine days on the
water. It was u delight to be again ou
land, to see all around you signs of busy
life. Then it seemed to me I hud never
een such a beautiful country, the tine
green trees, the Holds of wild ilowors, mak
ing wide expanses of purple, white, yellow
nnd hrlcht red. The waving grain biivh
promise of a bountiful harvest ami you
were Impressed with the order and system
uped in utilizing the ground; It is of course
quite necessary, since .they do not have
ureal farms as wo do, ICngland with her
29,nuO,vOo people being not quite so law
as our state of New York. As we passed
the different villains 1 noticed the strnnKo
style of architecture, especially tho chlm
n ., all topped with numberless white
tiles. The oft-time rcad-of huvvthorno
hedges, were all white with bloom, and
added much to tho beauty of the scene.
We passed the Wesloyan Soldiers' home,
n village of white tents, while uniformed
soldiers were to bo seen everywhere. As
we were coming Into London we passed
the extensive. Uoiilton china works, where
Fiieh exquisite chlnu Is made. While It
was still early In tho inoruliiK we arrived
l our destination and them ensued a
most novel scene. Such confusion I liad
never experienced, hundreds of people
searching hither and thither for baggage,
attended liy uniformed porters, who aro
ready for tho compensation of u sixpence
to carry jour trunk or other luggage to
the cab, Here, unlike In America, no
checks are given, but everyone must iden
tify his own belongings. At last wo had
each found our baggage, and after a very
laughable scene with the "cabby" about
the amount to be paid hint, which was u
shilling and sixpence, we found ourselves
being rapidly driven past great massive
MilldlnEs, both new and old, and "tliist
i cached our hotel. This, to our delight,
proved lo be ono of tho linest ill .pinion.
Jind so desirably located, being, as 1 said,
near the Thames on Norfolk street off the
Bi. "d, one of the jirlntipal streets of tho
After a bath and having our breakfasts
we started out to partake of the teast In
store for us. We mounted by a little stair
way to tho top of an omnibus (this vehicle
Is extensively used In London, taking the
place of our cable cars and motors) and
drove down tho Strand. We passed Tem
ple Jiar, of which you have read, and the
new law courts, a vast building of white
none; Caring Cross hospital and then
Trafalgar square. This Is point'"1, !" , t0
you with great pride by the Kngllsh, being
declared the most famous site in Lnglaud.
It commemorates the bravery of General
Nelson when ho led the ICuglish forces at
the famous battlo o Trataigur, ut which
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time, you will remember, he lost his life.
In tho center of tho square Is a statue of
General Nelson; tho lias roller Is scenes
of his victories chiseled in the marble.
Kour massive Hour by Landseer are at the
corners distant about twenty feet from
tho base of the column; two Mowing fount
ains and four lesser statues complete this
square, of which the Hngllsh may Justly be
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house, where all her majesty's stamps are
made, then on to Charing Cross station.
Passing National gallery and statue of
Charles III., we turn Into While Hall
street nnd face Westminster palace and
Westminster abbey. The great clock tower
of Westminster palace llrst attracts your
attention; the great chimes of this tower
weigh twenty-three tons and the dial of
the ciock can be seen for blocks away. I
have never been In any part of London
where I might not look around ami see
somewhere a clock pointing the hour of
Arriving at the palace of Westminster,
which has alwnys been rich lu ancient anil
historical odlllees (Westminster palace Is
the name upplled to a group of buildings
said to bo the most mngnillcont pllo of
buildings for legislative purposes In the
whole world. Among these are the pres
ent houses of parliament, which occupy
the same site where a royal palace has
stood since the time of I'M ward the Con
fessor, wo left the bus and entered
the building. I could not describe It to
you If I tried, the imposing statuary, each
piece being a silent story of some page of
KnglMi history; the radiant colored stained
glass windows, the fiesro paintings, the
vaulted roof, the Devonshire marble
floors all presented a scene of magnlliceuep
which was very impressive. After visit
ing the Hoyal gallery, the princes' chamber
and the oupen's robing room, we passed
into the house of lords, the Interior of
which Is without doubt the linest speci
men of Gothic civil architecture In Kurope;
its proportions, arrangements and decora
tions seemed to bo perfect. The size and
loftiness of the apartment, tho throne
glowing with gold and eolois, the richly
carved paneling which lines the walls, the
toof elaborately painted. Its massive beams
and sculptured ornaments and pendants
rlclilv glided, all unite in forming a scene
of royal rnagnlllcence as btllllant as it Is
I would like to describe her majesty's
state chair, It Is so beautiful, but since I
can only write you a small part I must
not take the time. We passed on to the
house of commons, similar In size and ar
rangement to the house of peers, but not
nearly so magnlllceut. On the table here
was to be seen the same mace used by
Cromwell, and It is here that the "grand old
man," illadstoti''. has been heard to speak
In his fearless way. Hut I must hnsten to
tell you of Westminster abbey. Think of
beholding the work of live centime-, and
the privilege of standing by the resting
places, not only of kings and queens of
Kngland. but also such men as Livingstone.
3liicHiiluv, Addison, Dickens. Tennyson and
a host or others. A beautiful bust of Long
fellow placed Iumo by his Kngllsh admir
ers proclaims that genius Is honored by
nil without rigard to nationality, fin Sun
day afternoon I attended services here.
The choir sang an oratorio from Mendels
sohn, and oh, how they sang! Von could
fancy the music was wafted to you from
I he sky. There I listened to Canon Wll
bcrforce, and what a grand sermon it
was; one sentence I can never forget:
"Man works out whnt !od works In," ami
how wonilrously man has worked out in
that very building;
Sunday morning I found myself woi shin
ing under the great dome of St. Haul's
entlieilr.il. I eat illrectiy facing the splen
did altar, all In sold ami white, of tho
most exquisite workmanship. The beauti
ful paintings, tho massive columns and
splendid statuary everywhete greeted the
eye. This, with the music, quite over
came inc. and as never before In my life
I felt the goodness and greatness of God,
and my Joy found expression In tears that
could not bo restrained. This building
will stand aB a monument to Its architect,
Sir Christopher Wren, for ccntuilus to
Moudav we went to Kew gardens, tho
private property of the queen. It Is like
Shaw's garden in St. Louis, only iimuh
more extensive and beautiful. On our ro
tuni we slopped at Hlchmond, a beautiful
suburb of London, and dined at the Star
and Garter, a very lilstorleul place (and
quite expennlve u well, a cup of cottte.
cold ham and bread and butter costing 75
cents). Then otj to Hampton Court palace,
said to I w the largest and lu some tespucta
the linest of all the royal palaces lu Kn
gland, and I troil where Cardinal Wolaey
lived In more than regal tpi-ndor for lit
teen years, attended by an enormous house
hold of Mie 50t retainers. And here It
was that lie at one time cuteiiulntd tlui
French ambassador and the whole of ik
retinue of iw gentlemen. In the king's
guard house 1 saw on ihe walls 3,ooo lire,
arm, put there at the commund of Will
lam III. The walls of all the room were
hung with pictures and I saw originals by
Van Pyko, Titian, lCoseau, Veronese and
other. Th' beauty of the mound 1 can't
begin to describe. It would lake me too
Tuesday and Wednesday 1 attended tho
convention, 1 will not attempt to tell you
of it; you will have the pajR-rs, Hut this
I must say; Nothing 1 saw was more lm
pretslve than these glorious meetings.
Held In two of the largest and mo-d mae
nllkent halls In London, and the music nnd
splendid speeches, oh. It will be a lifelong
pleasure to me that I was there. I never
before had any Idea of the scope and mag
nitude of the work donv by the W. C. T.
I"., anil those living In a small place like
Cameron, who seldom he-ar our speakers,
know nothing of It, and the splendid wom
en who are engaged In carrying it forward.
The meeting at Albert hall Thursday night
was glorious. Twelve thousand people
were there and the vast building echoed
and re-echoed with the enthusiastic ap
plause. Thursday afternoon we attended a recep
tion at the Mansion house, given by the
lord mayor and the lady mayoress. You
can scarcely appreciate the honor until I
tell you the only higher social function
would be to attend the queen's drawing
rooms, which are only given four times a
year. We saw displayed on the lord may
or's tables (at which refreshments wen
served) the sold plate hundreds of years
old. and for which the lord mayor gives
Tho lady mayoress Is a beautiful woman
and was so sweet and gracious to us. Hut
best of all, was the reception given by
Lady Henry Somerset at the Hrlony, Iti
gate. rms is an nour s tide from London, and
we went In cars chartered for us. ICastnor
castle Is too far from London to have had
the reception there.
Well, mamma, my childhood visions of
fairyland were realized when, after being
'etelved by Lady Henry and Miss Wlllnrri,
I was left to view one beautiful room after
another. The palaces were magiiitlcent and
statelv. but here was grandeur, beauty
and loveliness. In the great reception
hall Is a massive llteplace designed for one
of tile wives of Henry VIII.
The drawing room was hung In green
silk nnd the wide open door looked out
ou the beautiful lawn, with lake In the
distance. The beautiful paintings, and ex
quisite brie-a-brac, the rare and costly
artlcbs on every side could only have
been accumulated by being handed down
from generation to generation. This prop
erty has been in the Somerset family for
ion years. Lady Henry was so beautiful
and gracious, you could not envy her, but
rut her sav she deserved It nil, for she not
only hns rank and wealth, but best of all,
those higher gifts devotion, talent, faith
and magnaniminlty of soul. A magulllcent
band and a chorus of voices furnished
music while we were furnished with light
Oh. you cannot know how grateful 1
am that all these rare opportunities have
come lo me. 1 could write on and on, but
have not the time, and could not tell ou
the half. How glorious and beautiful the
world Is, and how wondrously Indeed has
"Man worked out what God worked In."
This thought has constantly been with
me. If God could make the world so beau
tiful how much moie wondrous will be
our eternal home.
One of the most delightful excursions
was the trip to Windsor, e'lom tho round
tower of W Indsor castle I gassed for miles
around, swing In the distance Hion col
lego, the Kngllsh home of the Astors and
the churchyard where Gray wrote his
beautiful poem, "The Curfew Tolls tho
Knell of l'arllng Day." In the afternoon
of that day we diovo to Windsor's
great i.uk and saw the annual review of
the tioops. The I'rllicu of Wales looked
proud, indeed, of the red Hussars as
mounted on black horses they gave to the
music of n military band, "The Landers,"
It vviib line Indeed, to see the horses
dance the Intricate changes as well, I
ilaio say, as it was ever done lu any hull
room, and then when at the last they
charged I could understand as never be
fore how men could go to battle.
I have heard "the divine Sarah llern
hardl" at Daly' theatre, and heard Melba
anil I'lancnu slug lu grand opera. Tho
trli so far has been much more than 1
had anticipated; even now I feel abund
antly repaid for all It will cost. At, St,
.Margaret I heard lilshop Itlpon, who sue.
ceil Cannon Karrar, now archbishop of
Canterbury. I nm to hear Cannon Farrar
Sunday, and .Monday we start to Switzer
land. IIATTIH WILLIAMS."
My the Sun's Aid.
I Cassell's Saturday Magazine; To .Mr.
i Kiedcrlck A. Shaw, an American sculp.
i tor. belongs tho credit of an entirely now
and veiy beautiful departuie In art. ills
Invention consists in chiseling figures,
foliage, etc,, on Jaw slabs of inaiblo an
inch In thickness. These nre then set lu
windows, and the effect when the sun's
rays fall upon the designs s extremely
They look somewhat like stained glass,
only Ihe lints ato softer and more pleas
ing to the eye.
Curiously enough, Mr. Shaw declares
that Italian maible is too opaque for this
purpose, and consequently lie was act-
' uully obliged to tuko some specially trans
lucent stone with him to Italy While ou a
recent visit. "The llgure have to be cut
In Intaglio," explained .Mr. Shaw tecently
that is, cut into the murble and not the
ramble cut away tioau them, The whole
art consuls In sinking tho design lo vary
ing depths, so to produce lights unit
shadows that will form one harmonious
, Consequently, some parts of the slab
are cut uvvay ror turee-quariers oi wieir
thickness, while others am left practi
cally untouched, the contrast producing
the special beuuty of tho work.
The way In which the art wus discov
ered was rather peculiar. The sculptor had
been fashioning a young female figure
making way against the wind, with storm
tossed drapery swirling round her. As
lie was working, Mr. Sliuw noticed the
maiden's form wus oiilllucit through the
drapery, and that the light altered tho up
pcarnuco of the robe.
It Is expected that the new art will su
persede stained glass tor decorative pur
poses where grandeur and sublimity are
desired, and where u bright light can be
Another advantuge these murble panels
possess is that they do not lose their beau.
ty when no light Is projected from the
back, but appear us has fellcf.
FOR GLOWING DAYS,
MATS AND I'AltASOI.S MIlAlll.ll nut
Tho !.oiiN yuluo t'ertoil Will I'rolmlily
l.pint In lull I'nOiliiiK, nud At
ready Wo Have the Marie An
tolnctlo Hat and I'lilut,
lust nt thin moment- fnsiilon la revolving
vigorously toimd the. Louis X I. perloil.
In Paris, when the dramatization of Du
mas' novel, "I." Collier tie In Heine," linn
tevlved interest In the styles of thin lime,
nil the new things nre, either "LouN XVI.''
or "Murle Antoinette." and II is hinted by
authorities high In mutters modish. Hint by
winter wo will all be Inoklim exactly like
old court portraits. Htlrt hrct. Ueo nnd crin
oline skirts. Is l said, will give way to
soft draperies and Uoatlng Helms; dip
Helm, In nil degrees nt Ian and inullti,
have already nppi ared ni Inviting uceeMO
rien, hut later on they will be part nnd
parcel of tho short bodies. As for your
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Vi i ,w.
rniLvcn hat and m:il.
dress-up bodice, It will be something en
tirely different trnm what It has been.
TIIH Ur.IGN OK TllH COAT.
It Is to bn a coat evidently. Itul when
Monsieur l'ellx says It Is to lie a Louis
resi limy I"' eiinei it iikiii j
Jeweled buttons, or elm In Ihe
Ihe shape of n
Ill nil nu-iiieiii, miih ii ,n. -tin-, i
inlll,,., ftnl.i, m,i.1 an ,i,lli,t In.,.., ilia..
a deceiving 'air of plumpness. Itul In plain
Cllglisil, a 111: nil ineiiieiir i rini'iy u in-iiit
with crossed beitha-folds.
VHUV SMAItT HATS.
In the way of hats. If one Is lo Judge
from present Indications, headgear Is to
be fearfully and wonderfully made.
Vet, some of the midsummer hills are
verv charming. All show the influence of
LOUIS AVI. milllPS HI nieil'iiii in eiuii
hut where some are perieci iniwetgaruens
of random posies, others me dixtliigulshed
ehlcllv by odd shapings and a Inutnstic
went lug of the straw. One viy wonderlut
model on this older, anil which Is here
pictured, was called the Marie Antoinette:,
and, as can be seen, It Is more like a mop
cap than a hat. It was of line black chip,
PARASOLS KnP. r.l'.ACH nu MnfXtAlXS.
with the ciown pleated Into tho luim mop
cap fashion, and the brim edged quaintly
with a llttlo frill of the chip. The trim
mings: were black velvet ribbon, black
feathers and La Prance loses.
AXOTHKIt ANTOIXKTTK HAT.
Another in the same shape was of white
chip, with .1 frill ot crimped blonde la. c
standing up all round tho crown, tvvo
hunches of pink and gieeti roses at each
side. Still another was of pale green chip,
with a wreath of pink and white verbenas,
and bows and strings of green talfet.i rib
bon: and this was the sweetest of all.
One could tlgure the sort of woman who
will wear It, even If she hadn't been wen
sitting under a tree at an out of town par
ty. She was tall and blonde, of course, if
should be the woman who takes to Mail"
Antoinette fashions, and -tnilght tinder her
oval chin Ihe wide string- of her hut were
tied In a. fetching bow. She wore a gown
of white organdie, baric I with green nnd
little vines of pink, and made with a round
A "SIAIUH A.NTOIX1 TTH" HAT.
bodice and a frilled ibhu with long ends of
white silk mull, Her his hat was tilted
low over her foiehead, .if er tho approved
Mailo Antoinette fashion, and though tier
front hair could not he ' 1 u, ono was conli
dent It was arranged pompadour, from the
way the sides such "l blonde sides
were sleeked back. Ib'side, the stalely
iKnnpadaur pulf goe with Hie Louis . I.
moilis, .ind the woman who would vw.ip
such adorable toggery . o ild not do other
than have her leaks In l.ei ping. She was a
pattern to be remembered
DICSIGNHD KOIt HCU.NIJTTIJS.
Suited next the demure blonde lady was
a dashing symphony In brunette coloring
and yellow taffeta silk. A black eyed maid
was this, and though her jqwu. which was
sprigged with wall tl.iw. is and trimmed
with quaint little nillW-.-. of bwlss, was
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moat worthy of tribute it was her head
gear that struck the eye of Ilia searcher
after truth and millinery. It was a wonder
ful hat, modern and c.cuitrlc to a degtee,
but It became that girl's Utile black head
enchaiitlngly. Ami o one put away the
Idea of picturing it on th'- wrong maid.
It was of dead white chip, with a ort
of billycock crown, high and stiff ami larg
est at the top; around this, tho brim was
literally frilled on, most of tho fullness be
ing at tho left, whore underneath d.tik ted
roses burned against the hair. The sole
other trimming was a big flyaway bow of
black velvet ribbon at the right side, and
a baud of thu same, vi if holding It In.
Hut the effect wus stunning.
C'KQWNS, HH1MS AND TiUSlMlNGS.
The crowns of trimmed sailors havo
broadened out astoiilthlusly tstucc tprlug.
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Soiee hnxvn by one of our smartest msrl
mll in. !(, Indeed, nre it1mot all crrtwn,
Ithik beina very mirrn, ntt tflmmlflBS
put m i. fnrfeiise tht pflVet, IVim1 nn
the im i, well forwnrd. it is no the mtme
for nimnt all hiM, st a little iiittsrtr?
Hiev have the sir of Ittrhan- Crownn or
wider brimmed snllors nre not " liHRT.
hut the IMltimlngi even of them lire
mn'il almost out lo Ihe ertity of the hrlilt,
an 1 where n few eeks nso thl irtmtirlmt
i chiefly n md entteelinn of iiidHPrlirii
Inato blossom, hlrds. wings and rMITrifl
tf" now much ueil. tlll nnd while
pigeon ore the favorite l!rdllim, ntld the
fhlffon Is rolled' In loose rnneo nnd rrMns
up into Krertt snowball noiluV
These ihllTon snowball are v.rv funny.
Tliev nre ns larye Mural n your lists
doubled, and often stand straight up on a
tall wire stem, which Is al-o clumsily
wrapped Willi the chiffon. One very dnsb
lim hat lately seen wa rntlrelv trimmed
with thee tiotilT". Iiiterpeisel with others
of a!mmi pink n!ln ribbon.
A Kreneh walking hat, llhutrated, hurt
one in mldn brown tniTeia ribbon, rising
from litnjw of while chiffon.
NHW MODI! UK Ttlr. VKIL.
The tint Helf Wu blown, roimh straw,
flint wllh It wus worn a while point ap
plique Mil, utteiitnmoiilv lotin nnd loosely
nl Inched. It hurt a narrow, very decorat
ive swirl bonier, and was ibiuied prinnly
With llfiy u; nt the bnik the two shoit
scarf ends knotted once, ami tlvn hunt
loose, In Pails, wheie all the b"t and the
worst modes are born, white veils nre very
much ttwn, and when borrti red, the deco
relive edqi h nlwnvs far below the chin.
Point applique, tulle nnd blonde net nre
Hie textile used, nnd when hot Itordered
the veils are very wide, lying lit thick
fo'ds under the chin.
tll.iek tulle, however, li more universally
becoming than any white veil, when wotn
In the way mentioned.
t'tCTt'UKKQt't. l VSII A DMA.
A lo inld'iimmee pnraxols, words fall lo
give any accurate Idea of thdr variety and
lovelliie. Like ever thing else they
- em more chnrmlng than ever Hrt year.
Tliii'i' In while silk and White chiffon life
iiihi h uei and become n plain frown pto
dlaliiul. They are not altered gleatlv In
ii,ipe and continue sensible In size: though
th" vaiue silly little sunshade' that our
tiiniheiJ Hied and that Uirn ovi r Into fans
win n the occasion require", are seen.
n:ri, as thiiv auk twin.
Thev are all delightful and expenlve and
the inoi perishable of pcrWhnhle thliies.
and, "f course, not one will be fahlon.ible
ii"t summer. Meanwhile, however, three
of the prettiest Intelv seen are worthv nt
ei'iiptlon, and that the women under
iln'in looked adorable goes without "living
The daintiest of the three by far w.i- of
v.-hlte tnnVtn silk, flowered In pompadour
color" and with a coal black border vvhl It
emphn'lKlnff note was repeated In a big ii i
nob nt the rnd of a slender handle of wMt.
Instead or lining, the lionep or me Mil
ton were wrapped 111 pink silk, which g.ive
litem the look of pale rose coral: and in
the outside top, and hnlf way down the
bundle, there were bunches of pink flowers
tle.1 wllh knots of black tlbbon.
One of while silk embroidered wllh black
points was llouneed with black chiffon an I
lined wllh while. A bl.uk parasol, wllh
trimming of black chiffon, and checked
vellow and black tnffela ribbon, ser med
bizarre, but was effective oilier elaborate
sunhniles remarked are of dowered ihtf
fons and pauses In bewildering lint", but
some verv dainty nnd Inexpensive ones are
of pure white book muslin, each lib and
nil round Hie ortire being llnlshed with tiny
ruches In dcp yellow Vnlencleiuiei lace.
At Inland resorts for sen ulr Is not fa v.
orable to book muslin these are much
used with white and colored, muslin gowns.
nin:i;i; M'i:'ti:s or actoi:.
i;iichi Tom's Cabin" Is ltospnii.blc fur the
I'lcali Culled "I'limincr."
The "Tommer" Is the player whose
specially Is "L'ncle Tom's Cabin.'' that
Aniericiin classic which seems destined
to go thunderltipf down the ages with
variation peculiar In circumstances.
Once thla player whs called the "L'ncle
Tumnior," tind so It stands, so that
when yuti hear one actor tell ntmi her
that he hns bpen "Tomtnlng," you will
understand that lie has been playing in
"l'ncle Tom's Cabin."
Cat Stone, of the Northern Pacific,
contends that tho "Tommer" Is a dis
tinct species nf player arid tlnds htm .111
in teres tlnff study, says tho St. Paul in
patch, " The "Tommer" is often soon In
St. Paul, for by degrees the play bus
drifted away from the cities; hut now
and then lie stops over here between
trains mid tetln Cal how he lilt VIn hard
in inkstcr or doubled Kve and 11 blond
hiiiittd in Anoka.
"They're a funny lot, "said C11I the
other day, as he tmv up 11 note from .1
stranded friend asking for transporta
tion to Hutto, "and I Ilk" to sludv thorn.
In the llrst place they know nothing
vvh tt.'ver about th stage They read
the dramatic papers, but outside m'
I'm lo Turn they have hud no experience.
The 1 hum-en are that they have never
playi ! In anything else, and have never
s. .11 anvtliltlK else. 'One nf the mati
ng, is was telllns 1110 the other day that
in- i'i"k some of his people up to the
Grand the lime dalle Lilt's stock com
pany was playing 'Uncle Tom' accord
ing to the manuscript, and It was so
diiierent that they turned anuind nnd
asked the munuger what the play was.
"As 1 sa. they have never played In
anything; else, but ymi can bunk mi it,
that they have iil.ijcd everything- in
'Uncle Tom.' When Andrew Mcl'hep
was through hero lie told 111c that lie
had played everything 1'rpni a cake nf
Ice lu the eseupe scene to a cloud In tho
iilli'Bory. which goes 10 linw that An
drew U 11 very versatile num. MePheo,
you know. Is the circus isriiduate who
has introduced! the feature of ImVlllff a
concert ut'ler lo play, and It Is rosard
ei by his comptHitoib as a rank inmiva
lion. "Sometimes Ihey have to do almost
any old thing to wmry through with (ho
pi ty. I''or Instance, In mie Tom enti
pany tho child who played little l-Jvii
was taken slelt and citijil nut appear.
Thole was no undei'study, and Hie mulls
:igi r cnultl lint gel uiijlmily lo lilt tho
pail, lie rnu mound ill- country all
the afternoon oud tried to fake 11 sub
stltille, but it was lln g", and lie WHS
about to give up in despair, Wlien n
brlb'ht Idea ocelli rod to Illlil. lie lie.
1 bled to pUy the piece without Kvu.
N.iw, 'l'ncle Tom' h.i heeii played wllh
tvvo I'.vus, two M.irksi s, four Topsys
and several Ophelias, but never minus
Kvu On I Ills iiccasluii, liovveyer, tliere
was im I!va. und 1 .1111 told that the
pb. c went just as well. Tho dialogue
w,i i.iUed to the queen's taste, Uvii was
nr.rrnl to all ihrough Hie piece, but
she never appeared, and they say that
the production, was a hit.
"Where do they plaj '.' Ill places where
other ueiui-K iievtr pciiutralo. They pluy
in tents and dining rooms, In barns and
In schnnlluiuses in any old place. In
tact, where they can get 11 chance to
ploy. They will make a stage of dining
room tables, if mi.ssai, and they fol
low the Immortal Shakespeare n tho
matter of 11 contempt for scenery. They
go where un one else goes, and some
times where lo. ..titer company could
go. often away ftmu railroad and Into
the wlhlerties. Hui huh! your our down
until 1 whisper this' They make money.
The piece goes with a rush, anil tho
whole population turns out. Their ex
pctiscs are small and they tire sail tiled
Willi (he uiitMi'fe. wheiover they lliitl
them, riiuson In and season out they
pl.i, hut tln ii' vi r rise above that
livel. Once a 'Tommer alwuys u 'Tom
TO RAISE MONEY,
A U.Ntl)IH' 110.111. lAI.I'.M'
1 li.lt Neur lilll" In Till the Ltrliecquer
t Charily trgiiiiliitliin und Swells
Ihe IW'i'Me I'liuds lit i:lub
The "Hen I lull Clllncl" will be toimd n
lletlnhlfmlr in lxhi.il eittertalntni nt. mtin
ble nf belim ptefiited quite simply and In
epetislvely. ot nunte the result of rnicful
study nnd pripnratlon, t'lnbofate staging
The stage cuitnln Insy iipresent a hum
Cblnt"!' tins of blue and yellow with
('hlnn's draon euilinit ai-re.- it. U.iiin
mid plllais tlisy br fesliioned and draped
wllh slnnller Mhks: China's ehutneieiisiii
llowets. siicti hp the chrysiinlhetiium, tmr.
..t...u I.I... ...l.. ...... ... ...! M .1..
1 iru. H'lHH, iie.'-iiine, en . 111-ni, ,n iiiii'i'-
from (Issue p.ipeti, tnsy also be Used for
IIOOTHS AXD SOCVKXtttH.
If lite eiitettalnmenl Is undertaken for
the purpose of nilslliK fund", booth" tuny
also offer tliem llowers for sale, as well ns
llreworks, tiny fans and parasol", nnd an
endless number of Chinese suggestitur
mxDixG Tin: ki:i:t.
ttlukets that can be home manufactured
ftoin tissue papers or bought by the quan
tity lor a ttlllo Horn tho tlcaleis lu Orien
The prelude to this prnqtnmme may con
sist 01 a number entitled, "l'ncle Sam's
GKctliig to China." The cuitaln Uses to
disclose a croup of lotdly Chinese utiin
iluilus, at left stage, with a few Chinese
women cowctlng In the background behind
them, while a group of tashionably dressed
Americans are at right stage with l'ncle
Sam In their midst, l'ncle Sam steps for
ward and delivers to the Chinese giouii the
poetical gieetlliu wiltleu by Oliver Wen
dell Holmes in 'r entitled. "At the llnn
quet 10 the Chinese Hiiili.issy." as giaceful
a ttlliute as was ever penned, or. If pre
ferred, this ode may simply be recited as a
pn luce to the entertainment before the
cut tain rises.
Pur the "Shanghai Hand." all partici
pants In the evening's entei taiuiueiit pro.
vide themselves with some Instrument that
will make a nols-e. anythjlig from a Mule,
ill um. cymbals or mouth organ, to a rattle-bones
or a policeman's whistle. The
band, lu Chinese costume, Is glouped lie
bind tile curtain, and at a given signal all
npcralo their iiistiuinents vlgoiotisly and
in chorus as the curtain rises to 11 crash nf
discords thai ought to satisfy the most
Till! .MARCH OF
exacting Chinese car. At n second signal
each individual, lu quick succession,
around tho entire group, perforins a bilcl
solo oil His parucuiar iiisnumcui, ao'i men
the curtain tails to a sccoiul u-,ih lu mil-
on. ...., .......
.Willing can be more effective than Chi
nese living picture.-. There Is "The opium
Smoker," "Wedding i'eiist." etc. Most
charming of all is the one hete lllli-trule.l
called I'oOl isill'iiiig, winning a iiinc.-
la-lle having her nn extremities land for.
,or' hanck ok Tin-: gohllxs.
This can be given only In pumpkin time.
The stage is darkened nnd several young
,,-,..,. .11- Iuii-r inter, shrouded In long.
jiluck robes (which hang from the top ot
their beads to tin Hum) and with jack
o'lauteins poli-oil ulofi for beads. Skull
aps ana long ipo 'e 1 m i.iv-iiv., m mo
laek-u'luntcrns. These yellow-faced gob.
1,1. iierlm-lri all -.ills of vvlerd antics.
such as taking olt their "Iicad" and hold-
lug them oil ui arm s icugiu, wiiikiiik
them by the qucn .-. setting them In p ace
l.in.i wi.t,. Ii..f,n... tin kinif them under Ihi-lr
arms, etc, The-e mon menu may liu done
In unison, tlund to music accompaniment,
pr hit and mis, as fancy suggests.
'IM,., fnllniviiii- 1 h, 11 actor song is then
sung by young n 11 diessed us Chinese
lauudrymeii. i:,nlt . aines u washboard,
llatiion, oar 01 .-. I . niiiigei or uincr
laundry accessor . vvhl' h Is lioiirlohinl dur
ing choruses In a way suggesting its use.
Appiupilate,.iud animated gestures should
uccompaii jviu vcic i.-i - i, vi
idullv the iflaniati' iln.il verse! Air, "l.el
My People Go." the fimlliar daikey mel
ody found In any popular collection.
LAV OK TllH LAl'.XnitYMKN.
The Chinee comes to Jlelh ati land,
Chlnuman-ee wush-ce shirt!
,W im Jt- yiV .W
And till olhsi W' men -Iviiitol-
IMPERIAL HALIR REGENERATOR
by nie-.ins nf tvhUli lilt.vN. IU:I or
ltt.i:,W'lll:tt IIAIIt in.! be teslitred to it
rotor that rivals etni nature ltlt In Us
uomlerfiil prrfiillon. It Is iliau. odnrlrss,
lasllng, dues hot lonlalu m ntoin ot iol
iiuoiis inatlir, villi not slnlu the ml.
lurlilsb or si'ii baths 1I0 not alTnl It, in lib
er does curling or crimping.
Nat-Mark. XoS-l.lflhl ClifSttiut
No. 2-Darh llrown X v - HriM lll"tnl.
No ,n- Mclitiin llriiwn. No ;-sh lllomi
No 1 - I'liextmit Prlc", tl Wlo HA
Imperial Ctiein Mfg. C, WJ I'ltlh tive., N. Y.
IN ICAN.oAS I 1TY
.). K. VINOK.NI' IIAIIt ,V. MIlil.tXKItY CO.
Iti'JU .'lain M.
M. A. .SCOTT, lit West ienib m.
(111.11 COMPAX1 IIAIIt IllttfollltS
l!iitr.'ini'i K l!ul I Ith Mrt'i'l (upstairs).
And wears 11 smile both broad nnd bland.
Chllisman-eo wnsli.ee slilil!
Hub! Hub! Tub! Dub! ,
Swnshic-ee, wash-re, wrliiR 'um dry,
Imn 'inn line
An' make 'tun shine,
Chlnnninn-ce wush-ee sltlrtl
The Mellcnn dude wears shirt of whlte
Chlrlnmitn-ee wnsh-ep shirt!
With ti collar that hides him clear out s
wll11' . ., .1
Chlnaimilt.ee wnsh-ce shirt!
'lie swrtsh-ee, wnsh-ee Meltcn.11 illltls,
Chinnnmn-ef wash-ee shirt.
A thousand shltts lo one soap suds,
Chlnaman-ce wssh-ce shlttl
Then the shirt on the Ironing board hi
Chltiantiili-ee wnsh-ee shirt! ,,
And deftly spi Inkles It with his lip,
Chliiamnn-ee wash-ee shirt!
Then he does 'um up In bundles line,
Chlnamtin-i'i' wash-ee shirt!
And wrap 'um lound wllh hits Of twine,
Chlnainan-ee wash-ee sltlrtl
Mellenti calls for duds net day,
Clnnanmn-ee wash-ce shirt!
When lie sees the bill, refuses 10 p.1',
Chlunman-eo wash-ee shirt!
K.vennt with long strides, singing chorus
and nourishing utensils wildly.
A 11I1ILLIANT MAHCII.
Tho programme closes with the spec
tacular drill, the "Maich ot the Chinese
Lanterns," perfoimed by a number of
young ladles dressed simply In Chines
Costumes, or to icpieseiit Chinese Inn
terns. Hacli carries a long glided stalf,
to the upper end of which n lighted Chi
nese lantetn Is attached. They march In
Intricate llgures so that brilliant pattern,
arc outlined by the glowing paper globes.
A regular "manual of arms" drill may fol
low, wllh music m mpanlineut and tab
leau groupings. Hven simple quadrille
movements will be found most effective.
This number is Indeed very appropriate
Tor 11 lawn entertainment In summer, and
may be worked up to make Itself a per
formance of some length.
This Chinese entertainment will give
.voting nratois and futme statesmen op
portunity In discuss anew the "Chinese
i:cliision Hill," and the recent "Chinese
war." HKUTHA M. WILSON.
ScusalbiiiH of sinning,
b'or the llrst two days through which n
strong and healthv man is doomed to cxr-t
upon nothing bis suffei trigs, says an arti
cle quoted III Current Literature, ale pei
baps more acute than III the icmaltiing
stages. He feels an Inordinate, unspeak
able craving at the stomach night and day.
The mind runs upon beef, bread nnd other
substances, but still. In a great measure,
the bodv retains Its strength. On the third
and fourth days, but especially tho tourth,
this Intense craving gives place to u sink
ing and weakness of the stomach, aicom
paiiled by nausea. The iiufoi lunate suffer
er still desires food, but with a toss ot
strength lie loses that eager craving which
he felt In the earlier stages. Should he
chance to get a morsel or two of food, he
swallows It with .1 uoIiii.ii avidity, hut tlvo
minutes utter vvaid- iiN Miifcilngs aie moro
intense than iv.i lie foils as If lie had
swallowed a living lobsiir, which Is c.(W
lug and feeding upon tho very foundation
of his cXlKtelli o
On the fifth day hu checks suddenly up.
pur hollow and sunken, his body teiitiiieil,
lu color Is si-hy pale and his eyes wild,
glassy and c,innibabtn. The dllfurent
pans of tile tpiun now war with each
nth. r. The ..luinuch calls upon the legs
to go with ll lu quest of Mod; the legs,
from weakness, refuse. The sixth day
biuigb wiih it uircatd sullcrlug.although
the pangs of hunger are lost lit an over
powering languor and sickness. The head
ht'iomeg dlzay; the ghosts of well reiuem
beied diuut'ik pass ill liideous procession
through the mind. The seventh day comes
bringing iucifusing lassitude and further
illustration of strength. The aims hang
listlessly, the K gs ding heavily. The decile
for food Is still lell to a degree, but II must
be biutight, not sought. The miserable
lemnanl of life which still hangs to the
sullerer is a burden almost too grievous
to be borne; yet his Inherent love of exist
ence induces a desire still lo preset vo it If
it can be saved without a tax on bodily ex
ertion. The mind wamleis. At one mo
ment he thinks his vveaiy limbs cannot
sustain him u mile; Hie next he is endowed
with unnatural stiength, and If there be
.1 certainty of lelief before hliu, dashes
bravely and strongly forward, vvoudcilng
whence proceeds his new and iuddcn Im
pulse. Tbcy Are Weill').
Texas Sittings: Sir. Sadly "lly George!
how Hied some of these Jokes one sees lu
these alleged humorous pape.is make me.
Mr. Scilbblcr "tlucss you'd look Hied If
you'd traveled urotmd as much as they
have, and been declined with Hunks a