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Kansas City daily journal. (Kansas City, Mo.) 1892-1897, December 22, 1895, Image 11

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.everybody In the cablo car seemed to
take tlic rain from a Rood nntured point
of view last Thursday morning.
Old trends erected each other with un
wonted cordiality as they boarded tho
train, and mutually decided that It wan
the time of year when we ought to ex
pect inclement weather. And then there
was a wonderful unanimity of opinion as to
the probability of the rain turning into
bnow by nlghtfull.
There Is a certain degree of sentimen
tality In the first fall of a snow storm, that
the slush and discomfort of the after molt
ing process never obliterates. True, thero
are people, happily In tho minority, who
always look through the pure, white cover
let over the earth and housetops to see
and talk about uneven cedar blocks In
the streets and unsightly eaves of roof
gables.. l'oor, unhappy souls! And yet
they are not so much to be pitied them
selves as are the victims of their dolorous
vails. The cruelty to llnely strung organi
zations through propinquity with fault
llndlng dispositions Is too intense, to be
estimated by so coarse u medium a a mere
words.
Hut a moralizing mood Is quite as much
out of place In this week before Christmas
paper as Is the discussion of your mother-in-law's
shortcomings at a fashionable
afternoon tea. It may be that the rainy
morning or the untlclpated, snow was not
altogether responsible for the very af
fable mood of the cable car passengers.
I have noticed that strangers who eleven
months In tho year look through and be
yond each other with the practiced skill of
a clairvoyant aiu inclined to oxchauve
a. few words as tho holiday season ap
proaches. Humanity gets off Its' stilts
when it meets wagunlouds of Christmas
trees coming to town, and passes under
wreaths and branches of holly hung out
eldo of tho florist's doors anil windows.
Tho toys In store windows are Just so
many links of a chain leaching from the
pracilcal present back to your earliest
recollection, Some way the shadows fall
apart and you who- have been .so weary
of all that (he world holds tor a long long
time are ugaln In the sunshine subdued
it may be, but calm and restful. Ami ex
istence ling its compensations after all,
you think. Yes, ami the commendable
change of heart finds Its potent spell in the
Christmas air. which awakens und renew
our Interest m the universal Muter and
brotherhood.
"Thero are some people that I know who
are going to be dreadfully surprised this
year," said one of the cable passengers
on the morning aforementioned, to an old
friend.
"Heretofore I ha-vo been Riving . lot of
expensive presents to iicqtinlntfiucc of
mine that have so many oriiaiuuntal pieces
now that they don't know what to do with
them. This year, outside of my own fam
ily, I am going to conllnn myself strictly
to some nieces and nephews, who ic.illy
Iieetl and will appreciate some sensible
gifts. Christmas at our house baa got to
be something awful. The children and the
neighbors and all tho wealthy relatives
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you know how it Is. You don't want to be
outdone. You feel cheap if you don't keep
tip with the procession, anil you give be
cause you're actually nfrald they have
something for you and yours. 1 haven't
a bit of doubt but they feel Just as I do.
Ami if I can keep my courage up, I'm go
ing to cancel their sense of obligation."
I really wanted to shake hands with that
man and say, "A reform In the light di
rection." It Is a fact that the genial In
llticucn of the holidays, gives us Impulses
of mistaken generosity, livery blowing can
be perverted by misuse and that of gift
giving at Christmas Is not an exception to
the general rule. If you deny youiselt be
yond a reasonable degree In order to be
able to give your friend an elegant present,
you will unconsciously feel the Injustice of
the act. Without pausing to analyze the
why or wherefore of your change of feet
IimCi you will Und that you sire nut so fond of
her as yuu thought you were, and she,
poor dear, can never divine the reason
why. Vou have saerlllecd her upon the
altar of vour false iirlrli a. sentiment
which you may hu.ve mistaken for olfaction.
A present should carrv In it the good
will and remembrance of one appreciative
nature to another. It should be in expon
ent ol respect, crlcem or close auection,
according to the relations of the giver
and receiver. A bum-h of violets on such a
mission Is enshrined In a sacred halo, while
a diamond cluster, gKen fiom a sen.- of
duty and without a kindlier motive. Is only
a hailgo of servitude something to barter
by and by. Lookers-on may admire the
hash and sparkle of gems, but even dia
monds must have in them the light of love
If they warm tliu hearts of their owners.
You and I may chance to know women
and men, loo, who prize a meson t for Us
commercial value, lint are they worthy
of consideration? Is It not lime to draw
the line between, 'the ela.-s who hunt up tlu
prlee mark of tho va.-e you sent last
Christmas, ami the other who treasures the
plncquo ou gave because tho little pink
roses and delli.Uo leaves that wreathe It
are your awn handiwork and your friend
sees In them typical hlossionis of love tor
her?
What a grand, good thing It would be If
the kindly spirit of this season coud abide
with u.s the year through. If the giving
of a Christmas girt. Instead ot iicing 111..'
ultimatum, could only be the symbol of the
aid we would ne to tne wean, to inn cute
worn and to the sadly discouraged, many
of whom wo pass unawares because their
sensitive souls sin Ink within themselves
und make no sign of need of sympathy.
Tho wldespreadlng effect of a spliit that
desires to be helpful was thus expressed by
.Mahomet: "j;very goon act is enmity;
Mini- smiling In your brother's face Is
charity; an cvliortntiou of your fellow man
to virtuous deeds Is equal to almsgiving;
your putting a. wanderer In the right road
is charily; your assisting the blind l.s
chailiy; your removing sion.t, and thorns,
and other obstructions from the road Is
charity; your giving water to the thlrsly
l.s charity. A man's true wealth hciouftcr
Is the good that he does In this world to
bin fellow mull."
Many years' ago I witnessed a contrast
of disposition on a clulstnms morning that
may have been the rc-uilt or homo training
or it may have been u mutter of hensllly.
The latter view of tho case will be ac
cepted by those who are fund of shilling
rcsponsiniiuic! as an easy way m guuing
out of trouble. Illll it holds a lesson lm-
. --iM. --- .- ' .--.--., g.-. -
n the lines,
is will not.
Some parents will tlntl It,
At the right of inv home was a handsome
resilience. The hope of the house was an
only child, an Ji-yenr-old boy. 1 was Invited
over to see bis Christmas tree. The cormr
In which It stood was a quarter section out
of fairy land. It nearly touched the celling,
was festooned with strands of popcorn, set
with bright little tapers and gleamed with
tin foil stars and pretty trinkets. There
was a Noah's ail;, with all the animals
llbeiated and ready for a march wllh Noah
and his family In advance, and other toys
were strewn In profusion around the base
of the tiee.
Hut Master Johnnie, the owner and pro
prietor, sat in the middle of the room In
a. dead Milk. He was a brunette under
ordinary circumstances. Hut the thunder
loud on his brow Just then gave him a
dip of dorkniss that changed his color
nationality to something nearer the tropics.
Ills mother said, "l'oor boy; he's so dis
appointed. Santa Clans got hi sled mixed
wllh some other boy's. He'll get them
straightened out to-nlgbt."
"Why, Johnnie," I said, "this Is n Iovelj
Med."
"No It ain't, either," snapped the boy
"I don't want a red slrd, I want a green
one." And he had netully found nothing to
dispel his lit of temper In all the beautiful
array provided for his happiness.
Santa Clans, for once In his life, did n
very foolish thing that evening, and
Johnnie was coasting down the hill next
day on a green sled, which wasn't halt as
pretty as-tlio discarded red one.
My call and Inspection of the tree was
abbreviated on account of Johnnie's mood,
tin I he south side of my home was n neat
cottage which the family was buying on
pavminls. There were six children, the
Iwo oldest were in stores und the others
In school, livery one was Interested In
paying for that home, and as the father's
Income was limited every nickel hud to bo
countedsometimes twice.
The younget hoy, about Johnnie's age,
nulled at me ovu- the side fence nml said
"Merry Christmas" with all the gladsome
ring Hint the precious words rontnln. "And
you'te having a good time?" "Oh, yes,"
with his face laillant, "I got lots of nice
thtngs-a candy heart nml u popcorn ball."
And there were Joy and gratitude In his
heart, most liidc.-iruotilde of riches, such
as Hie noy wun Hie lowering urisimus
tree never knew, I'enplo of mature years
lire only giown up qhil.iren. nriot nil
Holly.
I met her between the leaves of a book
it, ill., initlior's beautiful Western home.
And my soul still treasures her glad, frank
Aiid'lii"drenma will "Over tho Old Trait"
loam.
Her IboughtB aro tearless as eaglo flights,
yet hall-resiraineii uy tuu sweoi repuuo
That broods near reverled mountain
heights
Or lies cm the Infinite, icst of snows.
Her voice Is low, with a note of power
I.Ike the sound of a far, faint waterfall
Or the lute-toned pines that tho breezes
With u'mrlody breathing a fairy thrall,
Her eyes are shadowy mountain lakes
Hero iiioiigms move, kihoou-i. ohh
the deeps. . .
A dreaming htnrshlno trembles nml wakes
If a quiver over tne ipuui cieeps.
Yet n woman still, for her nymph-like grace
Hut adds In the charm of her homely toll,
And the rosy gown and exquisite face
Make the pots and kettles a dainty loll,
For Dolly Is versed In nil household lore
Her biscuit ore light as a Heck of foam,
And tho perfumes of Aruhy richly pour
From tliu coffee she makes in tier cabin
home.
When Polly goes tramping across tho hill
' i ,. v.ou.li lioe.enib. with her rillo true.
The linger falter before she kills,
for the woman's heart will tho hand sub
line.
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thee life. ,.
O. happy lot for all limo to uweu
Wlwro no tuuiuii mi mis .mm,j
St life.
Afar III thy mountain solitude,
the
In-
V1IIII III",' - " .--.-
snow-born brook, ,, .
I may seek una linn tnee, yet no er
Iletween the leave- of .rmlngnlc.
The Christmas tllrl.
Sh was Isirn on Christmas morning', ex
actly twentj yeais ago;
Of course St. Nicholas Itlased her tho old
kuint Is never Muw; , , t
And on every hlith-morn sinca then, Just
a tetjular as his louuc,
Somewhere on this dainty maiden, the old
chap', uift U found.
Plrnt 'twas teeth, then 'twas dimples, then
iimiu irlltht.cUh anil talk!
Thon a wobbls-toddly sort ot creep and
very stiaddle walk:
Then blushe came, aim ueauty, wun a
weaiui oi aj nuii.
Then eye that trapped a fellow's heart,
ami np inui, mis, i,.4.w.
A year awn the old saint left a bundle
labeled "I.ovo."
It was tied around with heart-strings, and
iia kwiI looked like a dove.
Sho opened It and tasted it. Wo Joined in
merry laugh;
Hut while she was not looking, I I ate tho
oner nun.
Hver blnce that happy morning wo have
'had a lovely, timet
Sho begs my hulf while i pes tiers; irs
really quite sublime. . . . .
Hut It's settled, that this cnristmas, i
snail lane ner, riiv uuu mi, .
And at. Nick's to glvo me to her. I'll be
ready at his call
,-C.uwles McilyaJiie.
i ;ome befornfwt meeting. ,-
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Ml'HIU AT WI;tllllMi.s.
.Imitlr I'ollowlhii 'iiRlani' I'.titnipln In
Kluliarnta Choral Sorlcr,
Although Jt has bcett a well estnbtlshrd
Oiiatom In l-HKl.in,I for imes i.i have a full
ehornl eervleo, with orKiiit mil olchestnil
lu'.'omp.iiiimunt, vocal mid lustMini'titiil
foloj, at nil utrat weddlnuK, the custom
has iirver buen adopted In Ane r l a.
uf course, there were u cuduimt wed
dltign where nciil tnllslo w.mll be given
In addition to that ot the couvi ntlonal wed
ding march played by the oinanlsl ot the
church, and on ronm tare o .anions the
(Hlrpllccd oliolr of on Kplneoiml church
would tako part, but these , nslotia were
ao rato ii.s to create a aensailuii In social
circles.
It Is said that drrtco cliiirh, on Iho
height. In Iltooklyn, luun for the past ten
)ears had tnoro Bwell weddititts nt which
the choir assisted than any church In the
country.
Itarer tlmn full ehornl nml solo singing
nt church weddings Is music of this sort,
or, Indeed. Micnl nili'lc of utn mirt, at a
home wedding. The three notable instiiiices
nr the Castellutie-Uolllil w.-Mltig, where
one of the nnest orchentrns in New York,
assisted by a celebrated prima dunua, fur
nlshetl Hut music, which nm so llhe a
feittute of the occasion.
Then at tin1 nuptials erl.bialed eartv
this season nl the Anson i'lnlps t4toks
tunnsloii In Lenox, sixteen uiiis ot the
dholr ot SI. llarthololnew's chinch, with
ltlehnrd li-nry Warren, the ormilst, and
several liistruinentnllsis furnished a de
lightful programme of iniiH' .
Tho AteAlpln-ltoekefeller wedding, nt thn
ninRnlllcent home ot the Ho. kefellers In
Tairytown, was the third of the celebrated
homo weddings where mh.iI muslo was a
feature.
Forty voices from HI. Hartholoinew's
church choir, with ltlehnrd lliiuy Warren
at the organ and an orchestra conducted
by Nahan I'tnuko, with Itu Idenlat solos
by this glfled artist, rembred a pro
Kinmine of inimle never to be forgotten.
Hlchard Henry Warren wild lo a itecordcr
reporter yesterday afternoon:
"The finest musical servb e at a church
wedding that I ever had tin honor to con
duct was at the celebrated ijuiutnril wed
ding In Itye, at which the entire choir ot
.SI, Haitholoinew's, as well as that ot the
chun h In Itye, where the civmoity ias
performed, tendeied a tnagiililceiit pro
gramme. "ItesldeH the organ there were several
otln r Instruments assisting at the service,
Including a harp and violin, which were
played by leading artists.
The first notable vocal service nt.y wed
ding at St. llartholomeiv's since I h.y e had
charge of the music wits that reiidS-ed at
Hie tunc of the m.iri'lnge of Dlla (I'.nrlc,
s. pr.inn, to .Mr. Tin inline Toedt; both
ne inbi rs of the choir, .when all the church
s tigers of N-w York Jollied In one chum
In honor of the occasion.
' I'rcvlntiH to the Itockefeller-Sllllman wed
ding nt ,41. Harthololuew's, we have had
eij few choral services, since then we
b.ni! had one or two. All the.,,, follow the
example set by the .Murlbotoiigh-Vaildcr-bili
nuptl.ils."
The sexton of St. Thomas church said
that previous to the Mnrlbotouu'h-Vundor-lult
w.ilillng they hnd never h.id a grand
i hornl service at a wedding In that edllleo.
Idle they have had many weddings at
which a quartette of single soloists sang,
I hey had never had any thing approaching
the inaiinlllcciu musical service Ihen ten
dered. Afterwards came the Whltnev-I'aget wed
ding, nt which the musical service, as well
lemembered, surpassed In grandeur any
thing ever known In this cotintrj.
There are sevi ral other weddings on the
tapis, both at St. Hartiholomcw's nnd St.
Thomas', nl which grand musical services
Will be rendered. New York Hecorder.
If I Miould Die I'o-nlglit.
(The New York Press prints the following
poem with the statement Unit "at a lun
quel at Howling (ireeii, Kj., the author ot
the following poem. Hen King, was called
upon for a recitation. He was In his
usual good health, and none enjoyed the
Imnquot more than he. The next morning,
April 7 Inst, he was found dead In his bed."
This poem, however, Is printed In Stedmun
it Hutchinson's "Library of American Lit
erature," and credited to Hello Kugenla
Smith, ill the Christian Union of Junu IS,
1S7XJ :
If I .should die to-night,
.My friends would look upon my quiet
face
Hefore they laid It in Its resting-place,
And deem that death had left It almost
fair;
And, laying snow-white llowcr3 against
my hair.
Would smooth It down with tearful ten
derness. And fold my hands with lingering ca
ress l'oor hands, so empty nnd so cold to
night. If I should die to-ulght.
Sly friends would cull, to mind, with lovlna"
thouKht,
Some kindly deed tho icy hand had
wroughl,
Somo gentle word the frozen lips had
said.
The memory of my selfishness nnd pride,
My hasty words, would all be put aside,
And so I should bo loved and mourned
to-night.
If I should die to-night,
Kven hearts estranged would turn once
more to me,
Iteeiilllng other days remorsefully;
Tho eyes that chill mo with arrested
illiiiiep
Would look upon mo ns of yore, per
chance, And soften In the old familiar way
For who could war with dumb, uncon
scious clay?
go I might rest forgiven ot all to-night.
Oh, friends, I pray to-night,
Keep not your kisses for my doad, cold
brow!
Think gently of me I nm travel-worn;
My f.illcrlng feet are pieiced with many
a thuin.
Korglve. oh hearts estranged! forglvo, I
;dead!
When dreamless test Is mine I shall not
need
The tenderness for which 1 long to-night.
t'ur Nllnd.li At h moon.
Pid you ever nhuiho yourself on a wet
Sutnlaj afternoon by giving marks of ap
preciation or tlte rexersc to all your friends
and acquaintances? This Is the method
We employ: Tip re are live bends 1, looks;
'I, milliners; 3, nbilltlis; I, merit; S, "use"
and this llfth Item often balances all the
rekt, fur a person ma., quite likely possess
nearly full marks for louks, manners, nbll
Iths and merit, and jit be of no possible
use to one's self, while, vlcii versa, some
p rsou may be of great use,'"one may fancy
their company, or they may hao a knack
of sympathy, yet be i ry dcllclent In man
ners or merit. The marks range from 0 to
51, and If you arc quite conscientious In
awarding sour minks ,ou will be surprised
to find how the l.i w ol averages conies In,
and how much the sum total of une in
dividual's marks resembles nuother.
Clll'ittlli.ia slelglllus Siotlir,
There's a. lovilng turo In tho plno cone's
ember,
When the whlto frost oldies the window.
pane;
There's a Ilngi rliif? chasm that all renioni,
her.
In the temler voleo mid tho lifted
strain;
Hut despllo tho Joys ot the denr Pecem
lier The capon's jslamor, tho Yulo log's
Plow
I'd lather bo where tlirt tilaht winds
rally,
And blow their bugle a,.ho! liclgli
ho! Down tho valley ii.slolshlllif with
Sally,
Over the cilspy miow!
1'oreooth, It's Jolly, under tho holly,
When the feet ot tho dancers trip lit
time,
And there's never a touch of melancholy
When the llildli- follows the 'cello's
ihytm ;
Hut for all the fun and for all the folly,
And for all the h umliig the misllito'.
I'd rather be wheia tho night winds
rally,
And blow their bugles a-ho! heigh,
ho!
Pawn tho valley n-slclBhlng with
Sally.
Over the crispy snow!
-Clinton Scollard.
GRAY OK nUOACIIKl) HAUl
l only safely restored to lia
I lire's color by lolng
iTHE IMPERIAL HAIR
Mm KKUMKATOK,
ifeivii Vour phyMi inn will tell ypii
Vi,7Vi' Hie ltiirmerator contains no
lead. austie, soda, or copper
rank isilsons as most preparations do. l(e
meinber the trade mark and don'r bo lm
ia.s,d unon. Sold by all druiigUtj and
iialrdressers. l'rlco 1. ami J.oo.
No. l-lllack No I Cheittnut.
No. 2 Dark Drown. No. 5 Light Chestnut.
No, 3 Medium llrowo. Na U Gold Illoude.
No. 7 Prab or Hlondo Cindree.
Solo Manufu. turers und l'atentec
IMl'lJltlAIi CHKMICAI, Ml'tJ. CO., 2W Oth
a v W Y
lir'lCansas City -Sold by:
J. K. VINVKNT HAUl AND MILLiyKHY
CO., 1UCK ilaln St
M. a! SC'tyi'T. 21 West 11th St.
JOHNSON HltOS., IP7 Muln St.
GKM CO., halrdressuru, entrance 8 last
11th St. (ucdtalrii),
Ten ceuw a week. , ,-.;..
nt-r-..V7 cy mav r-ZVKuMfJtlt&:H
As til ittll.l:! ll,
Their tlecrlptlon l n I Inn Art .Man Srl
ilniii MaMi r.
Pr. Mitt Nonlnu knows a giHnl deal about
ileireneralloii. but I nm arr.ild thai he does
not know much, about women's dress I
tlitro Mty, however, from the unction wllh
whl'h he desrtllns It In his hovel. ' The
tNjlnedy ot Sentiment," that he pi ides him
self upon Just such knnwl"lg. h. never
he cntH nn opui limit), he descrllns the
eotunio) of the heroine, I'taii Lhrwcin,
When tlio hero first raw her "she were a
lihiek Iiich scarf, fraitilliR her blow utnl
t liei-kfi-iin tiniisitnl beiul covering for In
dies In Oermnny, while (ravelin, which
gnvo her appearance . somewliHt foreign
nir. and, therefore, made It ot lit timr Im
pressive, As the scarf wn punhfil it linle
awrv, her slitmng. rodditi-iiilr hair, tmt
tirally cutly, ami lightly imcrcd with gold
Isiwder, iHinine vllble." This was In
IW, a time when gold-powder on it lad)'
hntr was unknown, evidently Heir Nor
(hltl knew thai It was mice the rashl.in,
but had failed to nollie that It wis no
longer ued, nlid hod not lieen ror teais,
AHiilrr, hu desetlbi-s what he evlibntl) !
gards ns it "Miuirt" eostuine; "ll. r iieii
ciilo llgutv, of mlddlo helnht, was but
toned Into a close tilting H. ot. h pl.ill Jack
et, with nunictoim plliirlm collar-.; and she
wore on her heiul a little dark bead bon
net, a la .Mario Stuart, which admirably
set oft hrr ehlnltlK hnlr and pale fi "
Hut th most amusing and impossible
costume Is tho ball dres of Kniu Hhrwein:
"She worn a tub) silk dre, cut low In
the front and tho back, and trimmed wllh
cold and issirl embroidery, and cruim
colortd luce; n necklace ot KK)pMan sc.ir
.tbet pet III gold, ii rub) ornament In the
form of tho lJgypthin wlngul disk of the
sun 111 her Kold-iioiidered lluir; pale )..
low, gold-euibroldeied gloes, rt aching mid
way up her arms; a gold gltdle, from which
uiiug, uy a long goiu cnaiu, u laie.e iv.i
satin fan, wllh tin old Ixory la. e edge and
gold sticks set with riihh s, and below the
edge of her dress appeared leu' little feet
In guld-omhroldeled led satin shoes. She
looked like a duchms who hud honored a
plebi fall ball Willi her preselici ." I will not
deny her resemblance to a duchess, for
ilucliessejj, hii ticuhirty dowuiiitx, n. fa
mous, for the eccentilcity of then costumes.
C,old-iKiwdcr seems to be to lir Norduu
what swaiiMlown was to Mrs. Itiirnell In
her enillrr novels, and the crackle of
starched petticoats to the Into I'rofessor
lloyeseii. The Critic.
Mir a til. tm. in. i; wii.MAN.
.Mr. Wilcox (.'iiiiiint lln rersuailed to Join
.tiy of (iotliam's t.'lults.
'.Mrs. Klla Wheeler Wilcox disdains wom
an's clubs, at least ns far as sho Is per
ronnlly concerned. "I am not a clubahln
sort of woman," she s.ijs to lief friends
who urge her to become a member of So
rosls, the Woman's I'ress Club, or other
organiziilloiis where women aie wont to
congregate. .Mrs. Wilcox Is a pretty, youth,
till looking wuinnn. She Is n liberal pul-
ouess ot shampooers, manicures and facial
miissaglsts. Two of her most prominent
traits are her loyalty to her native West
and her kli.dlv lcadlness to help other
women with literary or artistic a-plrations
as yet not unfolded Into a talei.t com
maudlng recognition. ".My denr," she said
the other day to a young Western girl
struggling to earn her Ilvine la New York
by means of her pen. and her knowledge
of the Pelsnrte method, and to whom the
future began to look rather appalling ns
she saw her little hoard of money melting
away and so much lc;s coming in than she
wus obliged to spend. "My dear, you will
succeed yet, take my word for it. You
have the breezv, energetic courage of the
West, nnd you are hero in the Hast, where
such qualities are appreciated. Hold on
a little longer. J'ttt )our wry best work
Into everything you undertake. Come nnd
let me cheer you up occasionally, nnd,
above all, never despair. 'Lost hope is u
fatal disease,' and one has never failed
till he has acknowledged hiiwoir defeated."
The disheartened little damsel went home
with a new glow of faith and courage,
and that vcrv day wiote a screed which
brought her a larger check than any single
production of her pen had yet done, und,
better yet. It was accompanied by Hint rare
nnd precious thins, a request from tho
editor for more of her work.
.ill
iii;sA.T cm riui,i:i.
Ills Views of (ivnrgit llllot Mel by a De
fender ot the liUted Woman.
Whllo I Und many very acceptable qunl-Itli-s
as an author In Walter Heoiint, ills
criticism of Oeorgu l.'llut is nut one
them.
.Mr. Hesnnt could never have reiul Mich
books as Mutlhotv Arnold's "Sweetness, ami
Light." or John Huskln's Ideas ot vulgar
ity (treated very explicitly in volume v.,
chapter 7, of "Modern I'ainiors,") Mr. 1ft'
saut reasoned faultily, or there is, perhaps,
Juki a spark ot literary malice in calling
(ieorgo Kllot 111 bred. All classes read her
books, but there were not any but cultured
people who presumed to call her friend.
I do not think she ever felt the need for
beauty, or elegant npimrel; being a Woman
superior to such things, and a diamond of
the put est water, if the betting was not
equal.
'i me her books are like very rare flow'
crs. Kach has a fragrilivco ot thought In
keeping with Ueorge Hliot's mind, and you
can never mix the thoughts any more than
ou could odors. Her mind Is pot iu a
garden llower, but a. rare exotic.
IvllNA nWYEIt.
Women in I'o.elgn Wars.
Tho Armenian women are ardent Chris
tians, and are good mothers, model wlvea
and affectionate daughter, la the present
struggle with Turkey, they have been
starved, tortured and killed by the side of
their men, and have shown the same
amount of bravery and courage In war
that they did of love and Illicitly in peace.
The Turkish women, as a rule, are short,
chubby and greasy. 'I 'hey have a kind of
Oriental grace and beamy which is in
feriir to the women oi' all other Oriental
races,. They are hi ought up In the harem,
ami show harem training In taking wry
little Interest either in their counir), llter
ulure, travel or religion.
In the .Japanese-Chinese Corean struggle
tho ivunuii of nil thne cuiiutrles were very
acliVL. .Many acted as servants to their
iiiale protectors, many were vlvundleres,
ami many followed the army out of pure,
dogged affection for their loved ones
who were In It. In the olden time Oofea
had a regiment of women soldiers who
weio iitiltu ivui.irknble fur their milltwy
skill.
In tho Ashnntee war, the women of tho
Atiiunahoe, Corr.tmaulliie, Wiussau, lintl,
Jiiablu unit IlouSsa. tribes Miare with tliu
men the biinUn of tho struggle. Polygamy
Is practiced among most of the tribes, ami
the wives do all ot the outside ami Held
work.
Tim Pu-l.
Night with her wings Infolds tlio Uylnif
day;
The morning sun melts night itself away:
lime rubs us uf the days to come no more,
And leaves us waiting still upon the shore.
Tho waves erase our footprints from tho
Buini.
While others, moving to the unknown
land,
Imprint new traces, only to abldo
Till (.unset whispers to the uveninit tldo,
No memory iichlng with tlio Jango of
years, '
No heart's remorse all sodden With our
.. tears,
No sweet mementoes graven on the bruin
Can cull the past. We .ait but try again.
William Tod ifelmuth,
ALL AIIOl'T tiii; iiu.mi:.
A teaspooufiii of ilavorlriK extract U
enough for a plain cake,
Two cups of granulated sugar welch a
piuml. one cup of butter wtlijlis half u
pound.
H.ikinif powder should be added to the
Hour In a dry Mate nnd well ttibbeil jit to
mold lumps.
Urease nulns may bo rcmnvod from silk
by rubbing with a piece of Manuel wet with
chloi ol'oriu.
Scattering chlorldo pf lime about will
banish ileus, oil of liennyioyal will also
drive them away.
An oven Intended to In moderately hot
for cake Miould turn a bit ot white paper
)ellow In live minutes,
A six pound roifit requires ono hour's
tvastlng to bo rare and un hour ami a
quarter to be well done.
A good remedy for burn Is to take equal
pans of olive oil and water, beat them to
a ci earn and apply them to the burn.
Crackers to eat with talad or chcoso
should be set In the own for two or thiee
minutes and tuiwd ut once upon a hot
plate.
Zluo palls and baths may be kept free
from grease by lli-at washing with soft
soap und water and then nibbing with a
cloth dipped in kerosene oil.
To pipe-clay gloves, shoes, rein, etc.. so
that It does not rub off. mix" the pipi-elay
with boiling milk, or boll It with the milk,
an I apply it while hot.
To pi event colored wash goods, from fud
Ing. put a teasiwonful . f suear of bad in
a pull of water and let the goods fcoak in
1 1 1 it. for an. hour before wuMiIng
One of the combinations for table decora
tions during the cold season will bo a deep
crimton and a pale coral. It Is striking in
tifuct and wry cheerful looking,
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"Woman's Clubs" was the vast .'abject
discussed by th Harlem branch ot the
Woman's National Republican AsHorltttlon.
History showed that the Ilrel wonicn'd
cluba were awnnlxcil In the twelfth cen
tury. Jllss KliiRsley, daughter of the late
Charles Klti(tIey, who la conilnir to lecture
In tho United .Stales tills winter. Is un
authority on modern French art.
Thlrty-ifeven years no a West Itrooks
vllle woman was given a lamp, two chim
neys and a Klobe. To-day they are In
good condition, unbroken and uninjured.
1'erhapn the Rood woman kept them
safely under a bushel.
Some Kncllsh papers say that for a Iouk
time tho pocket money allowance ot the
1'rlncess Maud of Wales was only fj a
month. Her mother when a youiiff girl
hud the name amount.
An out-of-tho-onlttiiiry dixit nt tho wed
diiiir btviikfns-t of Mr. nnd ilrs. Frank 1ar
r.ibce at Itrockton, Miu-m., In.st week, was
of peaches canned twenty-two years afro la
Mercer, Me., the day after the bride was
born.
The Unit 'two women appointed by the
Austrian government to b-' army physicians
were Mrs. Anna Huyeroyd ami Kella ICeek
ovn, both t'Ridii.ttes of the Zurich unlvei"
slty, class of 18111.
Mr. OoTOSto.k largely advertised the lia
.vr for the New York Professional Wom
an's r.eauue by prohibiting the use of n
whet, ot fortune there.
The Princess lionise, Marchioness of
Ijorne, Is writlnir for American periodicals.
"inspector of homes" Is the newest otlleo
created by the euardlans of Ban Francisco
virtue, und delojfiited to Mrs. Jtoso JI.
French.
Tho empress, dowmrer of Itussia recently
seht to her father, tho kliitf of !enin.i.rk,
a rlim: of itreat historic value. II was worn
by Alexander 11. of Itussla at the time uf
Ills assassination. Alexander III. wore It
from the time of his ascension to the day
of Ills death.
T.ady Mary Saurln, one of the most Inter,
est lm," old ladles In Kiuope, will spend the
Winter at Mentone. She Is 111 her 10th
year. Sixty-seven euis alto she was mar
ried to the late Admiral Saurln. Kill' was
Hie sister of the late Isird II arrow by and
Is aunt of tho presint holder of the title,
A svslematli: effort Is aicnln being made
to rid' the cattle ranges in this state of the
numerous it ray wolves which. diii-Unr the
last vear, have been c.iuhIdi; so much da m
nm. to Klocknicn. Imrlue a Inurt In which
thlrtv nuiliers were cnK.iK'u iwo yniinit
women were in the front rank, nnd rode
(he day out. i'.lithteeti blit ki'.iv wolves
Were killed, most of thein lieitiK run duwii
and lassoed by I'owboys. A special breed
of hounds will be Imported to help ilrle
the wolves out of the country. Sioux Falls
Artrua-l.euder.
YotinR 1'rlncess Mercedes, of Spain, who
celebrated her Iftth bilthduy the other day,
received on that occasion from her moth
er her 11 rat diamond in the shape uf a, (Mir
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(.M.irnulcc H.ime strlcllj I lrt -i I.ih at Minti'nih' I'rbe.
.f superb earrlm;'". Hlilnrlo she had been
totiiiin'.l to p. .ii Is ii- lew els. and hence
forth she I- to be teriirded ns grown, up
and mat ibmctble. 1'rlncess Mercedes, til
thouKh so .MiuiiK'. Is one of the ex-n,tieens
of Kurope. for she bore the title of queen
of Spain durlnit the slv months that Inter
vened between the, death of lur father an 1
the birth of her brother, little KinK Alfon
so XIII.
An eccentric old bachelor, who died lately
nt Odessa, Itussla, beiueatluil t,(i.(i
rubles (about K.w.'O.doiI) to his four nleccii
in condition that they llrst c;o Into service
ns chambermaids', washerwomen or coal
women lor fifteen months. The hu al to
lice are churned with the duty of seeluc
that the tondlton of the will Is strictly
compiled Willi. So far the b-lresscs linvo
rwclved S03 olfers or marriaRe.
Mr. Hovd Winchester, the eonsul-seneral
or the fulled States in Switzerland. Htateu
that one of the customs that formerly pre.
willed In the cheese legions of that conn,
try was for Hie friends or tho bride to Join
In the presentation on their w. Iiltnir day
ot an clnlHir.ite i-hee.e. This i licet... wa
used ns family register nml ticu-limm, on
which the blrihs. mart-taut and deaths are
recordisl. lie says ho ban Mien nunc ot
those "old oheeecs" th.xt date back to lft.
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great novelist himself took the h...i.
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work in liana ami umsneii it mu. n i..
own satisfaction. "I did an hour's .
lie writes, "and then tackled the he
work. 1 did It beautifully; Hie house w
meiure. resiilendent of nroprle; 1
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n enfly 51r. Moors' Andrew lode up. I ,
, i.a ,lr...t,t it', ... nt fli.. T.ot, l li .11
sent a note to him; und win n h. . i i
heard my wite leiiing nun in n r
lu bed all day, and that mu. w 'i Un
ws so dirty! Was it giai.i i! ' U .i li
pollllc? Was It true? Enough' '
oiii- ilrnpi's.
On tho red rose falls the snow
liovely sensoii closes;
Jlakes but little difference, though-
Never did like ruses!
Jn the groves the birds nr Mill
No sweet music ringing;
Hut the winter tills the blll
Never did like singing.
All the rivers frozen o'er,
Where the trees were swKhluc;
Fish won't nibble any nioie
Never did like fishing!
Winter time from pole to pole
livery wind's a. hummer'
I.et the ocean icebergs roll
Never did like ..winner!
F. I.. S. in Atlanta f'on-litution.
I'nr Your Trinieuii.
finality Is far better than qu.intitv
ini.r. fun l now nth lnsenar.it. le a.llunet
nf nil diiintv evelllnir toilettes.
The rule, still holds good that the nigger
the sleeve the more modish the garin.nt
The wearer's individual stylo should be
considered in tlio planning of every cos
tume. The device of having- several bodi. s t i
accompany one handsome skirt I.-. uKvuj
an excellent one.
f!rcen Is the most popular shade in all
materials, particularly In those d. .und for
street wear,
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