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Springfield Globe -Republic
TIITa yi'lUNGFIELI GT.OBE,
Volume V. Numbor 03.
SPKENGFIELD, OHIO, MOKDAY EVENING, MAHOH 9, 1885.
1 Volume X.X.X.1. Numbor :7.
WAsmsaTOs.SIarch 9. For the Ohio Valley
and Tennessee: Fair, warmer weather, fol
lowed in eastern portion of the Ohio valley
by local snows; touthwesterlv winds in Ohio
valley and winds shitting to northwesterly in
Tennessee; fallinp barometer.
When we get $2.50 Hats down to $1.75
and $2.00, it not only shuts ont the middle
man's profit, but squeezes ours to a very low
ebb. Still, we are willing to do it to Ret
your trade. We want as much trade as we
can get and are willing to be very accommo
dating to get it. A $3.00 bat for $2.25 looms
up back of these.
This is simply a spring bat beginning,
case after case of new ihapes will be forth
coming. Big finds for small funds are the
continued surprises of our hat stock.
Expect to find the same Fqueered prices
throughout the clothing stock as well. We
squeeze prices because yon expect it, every
body expects more for their money this yea
than they did last.
It might be well to ment:on custom samples
agaia. All you could expect are here. Noth
ing borrowed. AH from our Utica factory
direct. It might be well again to note the
Boys' shirt waists in Percale, Cheviot, Cal
ico, kc are here and coming, 25, 50, 75,
Le.s than 25 knee pants snits left at $2.00
Is it time for boys' long hosiery in weighty
cotton Xot every one keeps them. They
are herein regular made 25, 40, 50, 75, $1.00
$1.25, $1.50. See children's department, near
east window, rear.
All that certain line of boys' suits at $4.00
are below. There's a big force of them. It's
a style that's always staple, always worth the
money. We duplicate often. The surprising
collection shown in children's wear list sea
son, will be more than made good this. The
prettiest and properest suits of this part of
the country will be found here.
Bags and satchels, little or big. cheap or
dear, are all here and arranged to be seen com
fortably. Of men's and youth's separate pans we've
given two or three days too previous news.
The big shipment from factory the 2Gth ult
has not as yet reached us. Expect to find
them here surely by the middle of this week.
Manufacturers of Clothing, and Jobbers in
Furnishing Goods and Hats, and Retailers
at Wholesale Prices.
These renowned pUnoa are kept in all styles at
the Arcade Hino and Organ House. Some
new styles just arriving for spring trade.
Write for Prices and Catalogue.
We Have Some Rare
In Second-Hind Pianos. We must make room for
our spring stock that has commenced to arrive.
Good reliable agents van led to tell our entire
line of Pianos and Organs in everj city and town in
Southern Ohio. Address,
R. F. BRANDON & CO.,
Theodore Thomas proposes to turn the
Xew York Academy of Music into an Amer
ican school of Opera. He has been requested
by the directors of the Metropolitan Opera
Houe to become the Musical Director, but
O. P. G. Clarke, the pension clerk who
souzht to curry favor with the Democrats by
working up and giving testimony against
Commissioner Dudley, has been requested to
band in his resignation.
Tue Russian Embassador in London prom
ised ue n ttbdrHH-aI ot the Russians in Afghanistan.
The General is Better and More
Cheerful Than He Has Been
far Several Days Past.
Strikes by Workmen, East and
Improvement of Gn. Orant.
New York, March 9. General Grant's con
dition showed continued improvement today.
Colonel Grant said that when his father
awoke this morning he felt much refreshed
and was in a more cheerful frame ot mind
than he had been in for some days past.
Matters at Washington.
WiBniNOTO!!, March 9. At two o'clock the
members of the Diplomatic Corps cal'.ed offi
cially on the new Secretary of State.
The President again held open house to
day and received a large number of visitors,
including Congressional delegations from sev
In order to devote attention to official mat
ters requiring his ration, in orde to present
them to the special session of tbf innate, it il
probable that the President Ti!l Lave to deny
himself to visitors for a few days.
Among those who saw him today were
Senators Miller, llazey, Conke aud Collam,
Van Wrick, Voorhee?, Jones (Ark.), George,
Jackson, Ex-Senator Lapbam, Representa
tives Henderson, Lamb, Beach, Cullen, Rob
ertson, Morse, Turner, Daniels, Srurkers,
Breckenridge, Rogers, Peel, Van Eaten,
Barksdale, Dorsey, Dockery and Dibriel;
Senator Cobb?, Dorsey, Dockey, Crisp
and Dibriell, Senator Barnum, Robert
Garrett, General Hancock, Judge Smith, Sew
York, Jod?e Eppa Hunter, ex-Governor Smith
ot Virginia, Representative Converse, and
John G. Thompson.
The doors were thrown open to the pablic
during the afternoon, and several hundred
persons paid their respects to the President,
who received them in the east room.
A KlK Strike.
Pittsbubo, March 9. The coal miners'
strike which was inaugurated to-day prom
ises to be the greatest war for wages ever
fought by the colliers in this district. Of
12,000 miners in the Pittsburg district it is
estimated that seven-eighths are out to-day
for the three-cent rate. The river and rail
road miners have joined hands and it is con
fidently asserted by the leaders of
the movement that the demand
will be almost unanimous by to
morrow. Several works are running today
but the diggers have promised to come out
just as soon as they can put their rooms in
proper shape and collect their tools. Presi
dent Costello,' with a number ot agitators, are
holding a meeting along the river today, urg
ing all to make a united stand, and a similar
committee is working along the railroads.
The operators seem determined not to accede
to these demands, because they say there is
no demand for coal in the lower markets. A
bitter contest is predicted.
A New Senator Death Sentence Con.
Jacesok, Miss, March 9. General Ed
ward E. Walthall has received his commission
as Uaited States Senator to succeed Lamar,
and leaves tonight far Washington.
In the case ot Dr. R. J. Penn, for the mur
der of R. B. Riots, at Hazlehurst last year,
the Supreme Court affirmed judgment of the
lower court. Penn is under sentence of
Now for Trouble Between England and
Losnos, March 9. Advices from the West
Coast of Africa state that the Germans have
hauled down the British flag and hoisted
the German at Victoria, an English mission
town, situated at the head of Ambus Bay,
adjoining Cameron territory. The English
Consul protested against the action but his
apposition was unheeded.
St. Louis. March 9. The employes nf the .
Groame Shovel Company, this city, number
ing sixty men, quit work this morning.
They demand restoration ot the 10 percent,
taken off their wages last August, which has
been refused and the shops cosed.
Spbisotiild, 111., March 9. In joint con
vention today 15 Senators and 58 Representa
tives responded to roll call. Strecter voted
for John C. Black and Sharp, of Wabash, for
Wasmxotox, March 9. Charles S. Fair
child, of New York, has been appointed As
sistant Secretary ot the Treasury, and John C.
Black, of Illinois, Commissioner of Pensions.
XUtS OIsD COMMA.XDEB.
Dark Reports aa to Ilia Condition Thii
End Not Far Off.
New Yore, March 8. General Grant passed
a restless nicht last night, bnt slept from 5 to
11 a. m. This afternoon Drs. Barker and
Donglass, together with Dr. Shrady, held a
consultation and pronounced the patient gen
The Tribune of Monday says: The bustle
and confusion that has been a noticeable
characteristic of the neighborhood where
General Grant lives gave way yester
diy to the quietness and peacefulness
ot Sunday, and members of bis family were
disturbed only at rare intervals by the ring
ing ot the front door bell, and the anxious in
quiry as to the general's condition. Under
the present state of affairs the body is not
nourished sufficiently toieplace toe enormous
waste taking place constantly. Though he
takes some nourishment daily in the abape of
concentrated food, yet on account ot the de
pressed state ot bis digestive organs, it is not
properly assimilated Kjd much of the strength
that should be derived from bis food is lost.
From the World Monday: A rumor is cur
rent that the General's ailment is a complica
tion of troubles. It is hinted that the sink
ing spells to which he has been subject for
sometime, and which leave him in a weak
condition, are produced by the trouble with
his heart. His sudden abstinence from to
bacco is said to have developed this feature of
his malady, if it ve-u not one of the contribut
ing causes to produce it. It is reported that,
at tne General's urgent request, Rev. Dr.
John P. Newman, formerly of tba Madison
Avenne Presbyterian church, now in Califor
nia, has been akid to visit the Grant family
as f oon as jossible.
T. S. Arthur, the noted novelist and maga
zine publisher, a man of great personal worth,
whose writings have had a wholesome in
fluence and a wide popularity, has just died in
The revised Old Testament will be ready in
America about May 10.
Forty of the Wabash strikers returned to
work in the shops at Ft. Wayne, Ind.
The Republicans of Steubenville, O., nom
inated Henry Opperman for Mayor.
Assistant Postmaster RhodemaL of Dallas,
Tex., was acquitted of embezzlement.
The defalcation of L. D.Reed, ex-Treasurer
of Clinton County, 0 is about $35,000.
There were 142 deaths from pneumonia in
New York City during the week ended
Three of the prisoners who escaped from
the State prison at Jackson, Mich., were re
captured. The imports of general merchandise at New
York for the week ending March 7 were $5,
902,000. Orrie Goss, of Seymour, Ind, committed
sucide by taking morphine. She was fifteen
The first meetiug of the American Congress
of Churches will be held in Hartford, Conn,
early in May.
The first Cabinet meeting was held Satur
day, at which the scope of the civil service
law was discasscd.
Henry Lenz, of Chicago, quarreled with his
wife, shot and mortally wounded her, and
Secretary Lamar, ot the Interior, has re
quested the resignation of all the chiefs ot
bureaus in his department.
Hutton Patterson, who escaped from the
Athens (O.) Asylum, was captured at his
borne in Salem township.
Watt Henry, indicted for the murder ot his
wife and tried at Akron, O, was convicted of
murder in the second degree.
Eight hundred "boomers" are at Wichita,
Has, ready t leave for Oklahoma, Wednes
day, under the leadership of Captain Couch.
Secretary Lamar, of the Interior Depart
ment, reinstated Ifr. Hanna as private Secre
tary, a position be held under Schurz and
The first official act of Secretary Endicott
of the War Department, was to countersign
the commission placing General Grant on the
The Builders' Exchange ot Cincinnati
passed a resolution indorsing the proposed
new registry law as advocated also by the
Chamber of Commerce.
Robert Monntjoy, of Carwin, O, killed a
man named Myers, who assaulted him with a
large stone, by striking him on the head with
the butt end of a whip.
An eiplosioa in the railroad topedo build
ing of the Winchester Arms Comptny, New
Haven, Coan instantly killed John K. Tier
nan, and fatally wounded Wm. Foley.
As William Burgmiller, of Salt Mine, La,
was grossly assaulting his own daughter, he
was shot and killed by Dr. Emile Henckel,
the' daughter' affianced husband, who came
to her rescue. i
The Court of Appeals of Kentucky affirmed'
the judgment of the Woodford Circuit Court
in the case of Dr. Walter T. Davis, convicted
ot poisoning Lowry Monday to secure $15,
0C0 life insurance money.
General Grant has greatly fallen away in
flesh and moves with apparent weakness and
hesitancy. He speaks with an effort, and bis
voice is husky. The bad weather has a de
pressing effect upon him.
Deputy sheriff Kohl, ot Negaunee, Mich,
who was shot by Patsy Benan, died. Benan
escaped, but five hundred armed men are
scouring the country, and he and his whole
gang are threatened with lynching.
The Knights ot Labor have promised as
sistance to the strikers of the Wabash rail
road. The Superintendent of the car service
of the Wabash says that applicants for the
places vacated by the strikers are more nu
merous than the places.
An attempt was made to assassinate Tay
lor Young, Prosecuting Attorney of Rowan
county, Kentucky. The wound is not fatal.
He had been warned to leave the county be
fore the opening of court, presumably by the
friends of some persons held for trial.
Nineteen Socialists were expelled from
France. Sixteen were Germans.
England has emphatically protested against
French search of vessels as proposed.
Emperor William is said to have written
to the Czar that there must not be war between
Russia and England, and to have received a
reassuring reply, but the aspect of things is
decidedly sanguine all the same.
The guards who were embarked for Egypt
are at Suez, waiting to know whether their
destination may not be India.
The Parnellitet have declined the Govern
England has issued orders that the foreign
enlistment act, claimed to have been violated
in fuvor ot the French in China, must be ob
served. Gladstone is alleged to have bought one
hundred hats in one day, the deduction being
that he is becoming insane.
The Prussian National hangman has been
discovered to be in collusion with Nihilists.
The Princess Colonna (Miss Msckey) has
purchased an Italian villa, and is entertaining
on a grand scale.
One hundred and twenty-three of the 147
men in the Silesian coal mine have been
The colliery in Sunderland, England, where
the explosion occurred, is on fire, and further
search for bodies stopped.
Wolseley in an address to his troops, stated
that nothing would be done till fall. Ths
main body of the troops will summer at Sin
kat. Reinforcements arrive daily at Suakim.
Wolseley reports his health good and eyes
Cholera has broken out in Batavia, Island
Mrs. Sarah Widdows, of Urbana, O, died
at ihe age of 102 years.
Cleveland did not attend church Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Hendricks did.
Thomas McGuire committed suicide in the
Ohio Penitentiary by hanging.
Governor Gray, of Indiana, has decided to
call the Legislature into extra session.
The Episcopal church at Vincennes, Ind.,
was burned, taking fire from the furnace.
Ex-Empress Eugenie is seriousiy ill.
All Chinese have been ordered to leave
France by their Government. China will re
sume operations in Tonquin.- The French
have just won another victory there. All
the fortifications on the Chinese Tonquin
frontier have been destroyed.
A fire at Boston destroyed a junk-shop, in
the ruins of which a fireman last his life.
A Cincinnati branch of the Women's Na
tional Indian Association has been organized.
General E. C. Walthall, it is said, has been
appointed to succeed Lamar in the Senate.
General D. B. Sacket, senior Inspector Gen
eral U. S. A., died Sunday morning In Wash
ington. Fire destroyed the Ocean Hotel stables at
Newport, R. 1. Thirty horses were burned
Ilerr Sonnenthal, the German actor, landed
in New York Sunday morning" from the
"The glass-works on the Ohio short opposite
Wheeling will open no, the operators agreeing
to resume on the old terms.
Henry Long, of Bucyrus, O., attempted
suicide by cutting his throat with a butcher
knife. Financial embarrassment.
A fire in Albany, Mo, destroyed the opera
house. Loss $75,000. Several merchants
operatiug stores in the building are losers.
General Grant's condition Sunday night
was materially improved. The physicians
say the General's disease is epithelial cancer.
The steamer Wisconsin crossed from Grand
Haven, Milwaukee, Saturday, being the first
vessel to cross the lake for a month. She
sighted several steamers fast in the ice.
Wolseley telegraphs that his eyes axe not
affee'ed, as reported, and that Soudan will
be his abiding place until he captures Khar
toum. Granville's speech is said to premise ths
smoothing of the difficulties between Eng
land and Germany.
Wallace, U. S. Minister to Turkey, has resigned.
Three billion wooden toothpick are
manufactured each vear inthis country-
The living expenses of an ordinarily
economical single man in the Montana
mining regions is over $62 per month.
One of the New York prison convicts
lately invented a hat-pressing machine,
the patent on which ho sola for $10,
000. The highest velocity that has been
imparted to shot is given as 1,626 feet
per second, being equal to a mile in 8.2
There are but two copies of the
Gutenberg Bible in existence, and one
of them was sold in London recently
The incessant labors of Major Burke,
director of the New Orleans Exposi
tion, for ths past six months have
turned his hair white.
Snakes are so numerous and poison
ous in Southern Australia that reme
dies for the cure of snake bites are al
ways in great demand.
At Leipsic a musical critic has been
sentenced to five days' imprisonment
for describing tho leader of an orches
tra as a "violin scraper."
The old superstition that the howling
of a dog at night is always followed by
death has many adherents jn. the most
On several transatlantic ships tele
phones are now used letween the
bridge and the wheelhouse, instead of
speaking tubes as heretofore.
Prince Krapotkine is steadily re
gaining his health, and by the aid of
his wife, who now lives at Clairvaux, is
able to do much literary work.
"Murder hole", is the name given to
a mysterious hole in the ground near
Salem, Va. It is 40x60 feet in size and
136 feet deep. The average tempera
ture at the bottom is 44 degrees.
Mexican merchants never classify
their silks, cottons, woolens and linens,
but mix them up indiscrimately, and
their gloves and perfumery are kept in
tho samo drawers with their shoes.
Cadet Alexander, a colored lad from
Ohio, stands nineteen in the West
Point third class of seventy members,
and Cadet Young, another colored
academy lad, stands thirty-two in the
fourth class of seventy-ix members.
Students and professors at Prince
ton have been discussing hypnotism,
and some of them don't seem to know
what hypnotism is. Do you know,
gentle reader? We do, having just
looked it up in Mr. Webster's Diction
ary. Boston Post.
Men have been employed on railways
with the temperature at 104 degrees,
and in the mines, under favorable cir
cumstances, at 125 degrees, while in
the stoke-hole of tropical vessels they
are said to work occasionally at a tem
perature of 156 degrees.
A consignment of bumble-bees was
lately taken out from England to New
Zealand. At present clover does not
"seed" in that country for want of fer
tilization for the blossoms. The im
porters hope that the bumble-bees will
save them $5,000 a year in clover seed.
Mr. F. H. Cusbing, whose papers in
the Century descriptive of his life among
the Zuni Indians have attracted much
attention, says that Zunis smoked ci
garettes 700 years ago. Many of the
youn"- men of to-day aremaking a des
perate effort to kill themselves and re
vive the classic customs of the Zunis in
both smoking and banging their hair.
An inability to clearly perceive forms
and outlines., or form-blindness, is a
defect that has been discovered by a
New York artist, who says he has
sometimes placed objects in the shape
of hexagons, or octagons, or even so
common a shape as a pentagon or a
five-pointed star before certain pupils
as a test, and almost invariably they
were unable to distinguish one form
from another, even when with careful
distinction tho differences were ex
plained to them.
ii Yorcnr. meetintr the Rev.
Whangdoodle Baxter on Austin avenue,
"How is your congregation coming
"Wo am goin' right ahead, sah.
Since we has quit passin1 de hat we has
taken in rots ob monoy. De Kerleo
shuns has increased wonderfully, sah,
"I dou't understand how you can
take up collections if you doti'tpassthe
"We passes de plate now.'
"Well, that's tho same thing as pass
ing the hat, isn't, it?"
"No. sah, hi', hain't de same thing.
Deacon Webster passed de.hat for moah
dan a yeah, and de kerlecshuns was
mighty smalljbut now I passes de plat
mvself, and de money just rolls in.
De plate am much more reliable dan de
"How is that?"
"Deacon Webster put tar in de top
ob his hat."
A Fruitful Canae of Domestic Unliappl-
ne The Trying Ordeal or Kitting
Opera and Other Full-lire. Toilet and
Their Accessories Various Tilings
a Woman Can Do.
THE CHAltrrV SYSTEM.
When domestic unhappiness exists
in a family it generally happens that
tho caso may be traced to money mat
ters and to the unequal division "of the
common funds, says the Louisville
Courier-Journal. Probably eight wo
men out of ten who are married and
havo no other visible means of support
than a husband are dependent upon
that husband's generosity for every 5
cents they havo to spend. The idea of
a husband being generous to his wife
is quite as absurd as it would bo for
any other business partner to be gen
erous to his associate. A widower with
a house full of children has to pay a
good round sum to some housekeeper
for attending to the same duties his
wife performed for her board, lodging
and clothes. Ho docs not grumble
when the housekeeper conies for her
salary, nor ask her what she did with
all the money he gave her last month,
nor inquire in an aggrieved tone of
voice if $30 won't do instead of 40.
No, she has earned her money, he re
spects her right to it, and ho pays her
like a man. When his wife was house
keeper he paid her like a husband. It
is true ho gave her liberal credits at
dry-goods shops, milliners', anil dress
makers'. These privileges constituted
his ideas of feminine bliss. What need
had she of money? Such a thing as
giving her, or rather sharing with tier,
a portion of the product of his labors
as one of a domestic firm never occur
red to him. He was quite willing to
trust her to keep the honor of his home
and name, to raise his children; but a
doubt as to her business capacity never
crossed his mind. That she would
foolishly waste money if she could get
hold of it was his foregone conclusion,
although for years she had managed
his home, and with unexampled econ
omy he i3 now able to appreciate she
is dead. It is not an uncommon thing
for a woman to have to worry her hus
band for 10 cents for car faro to take
her to church. When you see a wo
man carry her "pocket money," a dime
or so. tucked in the palm of her glove,
you may conclude she has a husband
of this description. ,F6r a prond-spirit-ed.
naturally independent woman to
have to beg, bargain, and haggle for a
few dollars from her husband is one of
the most degrading misfortunes that
can befall her. It is true some women
do not mind begging for money or the
having to explain in elaborate detail
the why and wherefore of the demand;
and other women look at the partner
ship business in a still broader view,
and do not hesitate to apply for that
which is manifestly their due, but op
posed to these there is a large majority
of wives to whom it is an infernal mor
tification to ask. day after day, year
after year, for money from their own
husbands. A friend of mine who has
been married for forty years has to
hurry every morning after her husband
as he leave's the dining-room to try and
get from him money for the dinner's
marketing. This has been going on
during all those years, and if by any
chance she should fail to run after him
he would quietly march down town
and not leave a cent. It often, takes
the greatest tact, courage, patience,
and gentleness to coax from him suf
ficient money to by for herself or her
children the clothes demanded by the
customs of decency and civilization.
It is not possible that a woman, how
ever forgiving, can feel altogether un
resentful toward such a man. Down
in her lonely heart of hearts she feels
the indignty put upon her. It is all
very well to argue that if a woman has
credit at the stores and can buy
clothes, shoes, hats, wraps she has no
need for money. Those who arguo
this should just try a dose of such treat
ment themselves. Why need a body
live if once in a while they may not
have the innocent pleasure of indulg
ing in a book or magazine, a bit of
chmawarc, a useless odd or end that
will wear its welcome out maybe, but
that is so tempting to buy. A man
may be a miser, but he doesn't feel tho
need of it because he has in his pocket
money which ho can just take out and
spend for cigars, an orange, lunch,
oda water, or the papers. He is not
like the woman, who, if she wants to
spend 60 cents on herself, has to run to
her husband and ask him as a great
favor and piece of generosity to give
tier the pitiful sum. Tho young wife
who has tho courago to demand at the
beginning of her married lifo a weekly
ormonthly allowance of money which
shall be proportionate to her husband's
income may be saving herself from a
life-time misery. Any woman wno
submits to the charity system the
board, lodging, and clothing plan is
as much to be blamed as she is to be
A TUVISO OKDEAI-
"It's an awfully trying process, in
deed it is, trying on a dress, and you
need not laugh at me for saying so,"
and an intense young lady pursed up
her lips and loo'ked with a glanco of
retrospective annoyance upon her com
panion, a reporter'for the San Francis
co Chronicle, who was evidently chaff
ing her about her late experience.
"Now, do you mean to tell me," said
the man, between the jolts of the car,
as it bumped over tho Kearney street
crossing of Sutter street, "that you ac
tually faint when you try on a dress?"
"It is a fact that I do, atid I do not
want to be laughed at about it at all.
Why, I am not the only one who faints.
Other girls do. Oh, it is dreadful! I
perfectly dread the idea of going near
a dressmaker." And the fair young
lady gave a pretty shrug to her should
ers. "What kind of dresses make you
faint the most when you are trying
them on?" continued her persecutor.
"Oh, this kind," and the ill-used be
ing kicked out a foot which raised a
blue skirt. "You see. these aro what are
-sIIpiI tailor-made suits-made in imi
tation of the clothes of gentlemen,
nd they have to tit just so, or they
would not be fit for anythiug. There
ire ever so many changes. You haven't
an idea. Why, sometimes whole seams
have to be ripped out, and then we
have to stand so still that no wonder
your strength gives out."
"How many times has your strength
given out under a trial?"
"I remember fainting three times
one morning while having a dress tried
on. But that was excusable; it was my
first party dress, and I was awfully
particular. The dressmakers got quite
nlarmnd. and I was made to desist from
having any more trials that day. But
I am nothing to what some girls are.
You won't believe it, but I know some
of my friends havo to be braced up
with regular drinks during the time
they are under the dressmaker's hands.
Some of them aro perfectly horrid and
neen you waiting anu standing. 1 have
stood from 8 to 12 o'clock without any
thing passing my lips. Now, can you
wonder why I did not faint?"
"I supposo the figure has a great
deal to do with the time?"
"Well, no; I take quite as long
as anybody else," said the fair
young lady, with pardonable assur
ance, "and I am sure I am not such a
bad figure. But the dressmakers tell
me it is just horrid to try to give a thin
woman a fit. They give them any
amount of trouble, while those who
have something of a figure they say
they can get along well enough with.
-OK THE THEATKE.
An opera toilet can be varied to suit
the taste of the wearer, while those oc
cupying private boxes indulge in a full
dress toilet, with all the accessories,
including elegant flowers; many, by the
addition of a sorties de bal and pretty
bonnet, make a handsome black or
dark silk serve for their costume. Tho
tastes of all can bo suited in the vari
ety of handsome combinations shown.
A striking and handsome dress is of
combined pink, satin, and white laee.
which has an effect of beautiful delica
cy. The skirt is of satin, arranged in
box pleats, which are ironed down
quite flat to within a few inches of the
edge, where they puff out and make a
loosely pleated flounce, falling over
very narrow pleated llounccs, alter
nately satin and lace. A tunic of lace
is gracefully draped en chalo with long,
flowing bows of satin ribbon. The back
drapery is very prettily arranged in
large loops, like a bow trimmed with
lace edging. Tho lace and satin cor
sage is pleated and is secured at tho
waist by a ribbon belt fastening under
a bow of ribbon, with long, flowing
A more beautiful dress can hardly bo
imagined than the following: Tho
foundation is of moss-green silk; over
this is a drapery of cream-colored
gauze covered with Persian embroidery
in raw silk, forming a transparent cov
ering over the green. The edge of
this overdress is cut in bell-shaped
points of embroidered applique green
velvet, and the whole of the back of the
dress, which falls in long, plain pleats,
is covered up to the waist with the
same green velvet bells. The bodice
is trimmed aroand the edge with simi
lar bells, the sleeves also. The bodice
is fastened with gold buttons.
A stylish dress is of two shades of
lilac velvet of the darker shade and
satin merveilleux of the lighter. The
skirt is of the velvet, plain in front;
the edge is cut out in tabs over a kilted
flounce of the satin. The back falls in
plain, straight folds, the sides being
turned back as revers, showing their
lining of satin merveilleux. r.ach of
these revers is edged with a thick che
nille fringe. The bodice has a short
basque, the front haviuj graduated
points of the velvet, showing back of
them the satin. The sleeves aro trim
med with the satin to correspond.
WHAT A WOMAX CAN DO.
She can say "No," and stick to it for
She can also say "No," in such a
low. soft voice that it means "Yes."
She can sharpen a lead pencil, if you
give her plenty of pencils.
She can dance all night in a pair of
shoes two sizes too small for -her and
enjoy every minute of the time.
&ho can pass the display window of
a draper's shop without stopping if
she is running to catch a train.
She can walk half the night with a
noisy baby in her arms without once
expressing the desire to murder the in
fant. She can appreciate a kiss from her
husband seventy-five years after the
marriage ceremony has taken place.
She can suffer abuse and neglect for
years, which one touch of kindliness or
consideration will drive from her recol
lection. She can go to church and afterwards
tell you what every woman in the con
gregation had on, and in some instances
she can give a faint idea of what the
She can but what's tho use? A
woman can do anything or everything
anil do it well. Philadelphia Jiews.
A MIDNIGHT DUEL.
On Top of the lllue nidge A Koinantla
Story of the Late War.
"There is no doubt," said an old
soldier yesterday, "that many singular
things occur as we journey througa
life," and he looked as though memory
was struggling with some sad feature
of his existence. He sighed as he con
tinued: "I remember as though it was
yesterday tho march of Hill's corp
along the winding Shenandoah up to
the famous I.uray gap. Who could ev
er forget that march? The road wind
ing with the beautiful river, and over
hung with the majestic chain. of the
Blue Ridge mountains, while across the
crystal water the magnificent valley,
with its charming cottages dotting the
bounteous land with white-like balls of
snow robed in flowers. But the most
engaging and lovely objects paled into
insignificance beside the peerless wo
men of this blessed country, and you
may well believe that when the camp
wb stmok the soldiers lost no time in
making their way to the surrounding
cottages. Soon the music of the violin
was heard, and the shuffling feet kept
limo to the music, while, for a time.the
soldier's face was lit with an old time
joy. At one of these cottages the
belle of the valley reigned supreme,
while several southern soldiers vied
with each other in paying homage to
the queen. Among others were two
voung soldiers one from Georgia and
the other from Mississippi who were
specially.cnergetic in their attentions,
and so marked had this become that
those present watched the play with
constantly increasing interest, fully be
lieving that both exhibited a case of
love at first siiflit '1 his surmise on the
part of those present was only too true,
as the tragic event which followed ful
ly proved. Tho Georgian seemed to
have the lead on the Mississippian, and
when the dancers were called to take
their places he led the belle of the val
ley to a place in the set At this point
the Mississippian was seen to approach
tho couple and heard to claim the lady's
hand for tho dance. An altercation'
ensued, but both were cool, brave sold
ierstwo of the best shots in the army
who did not believe in a war of
words. So it was ended by the Georg
ian danein" with the lady, and the sig
nificant remark of the' Mississippian
that "I will see you after this set '
"When the dance was over the Geor
gian was seen to seek the Mississippian,
and together they each called a friend
from the crowd and departed. When
outside both claimed that an insult had
been passed, which could only be wip
ed out in the blood of the other, and
that a duel to the death should be ar
ranged at once. A full moon was just
appearing above the tops of the sur
rounding forest, and I tell you this talk
ot uioou in tne silence of the night was
anything but pleasant. No argument,
however, would avail with these men,
so it was arranged that the duel should
take place on the top of the Blue
Ridge, near the center of the road that
passes through the gap; that the weap
ons should be pistols at fifteen paces,
and to fire at or between tho words
'one, two, three,' tiring to continue un
til one or both were dead.
"Tho point was reached, the ground
measured off. and the men tooK their
positions without a tremor. Tho moon
shed its pale light down on a scene nev
er to be forgotten. A moment or two
and the silence was broken by the sig
nal: "One, two, three." At the word
"one" tho report of two pistols ran"
out on tho midnight air, but tho princ
pals maintained their respective posi
tions. Tho Georgian's left arm was
seen to drop closer to the side, but the
Mississippian was immovable, and still
held his pistol to the front Again a
pistol shot was heard, coming from tho
Georgian, and the Mississippian still
held his position but he did not fire.
The Georgian protested that he had not
come there to murder him. but no an
swer was returned. The Mississippian's
second approached his principal and
found him dead, shot through tho eye
on tho first discharge of tho weapons.
Death it seems had been instantanepus,
so much so as not even to disturb his
equilibrium. I may forget some things,
but the midnight tluel on the top of a
spur of the Blue Ridge, with its attend
ant circumstances, is not one of them."
Athens (Oa.) Manner.
A Dashing Debutante.
A New York debutante, who has
neither riches nor beauty, entered soci
ety with the avowetl intention of mak
ing a sensation. One of her mildest
eccentricities is to call men by their
first names immediately upon introduc
tion, while at several "girl" luncheons
she has monopolized the entire atten
tion of the guests with rhapsodical ac
counts of her tremendous success, of
the cumber of proposals she has had.
and the compliments she had received
and I fear that one or two more little
incidents like the following will havo
the effect of putting a somewhat sud
den stop to her social career. At a
recent private ball she was sitting next
to Mrs. Herman Jones as supper, when
Mr. Danny Fearing brought that lady
an ice. "Oh, I wish I had an ice!"
ejaculated tho damsel in question.
"May I bring you one?" politely in
quired Mr. tearing. "Oh, yes; only
bring me twice as much as that. Oh,
by the way," she added, turning to
Mrs. Jones, as the surprised man went
off, "you might as well present that
fellow to me; I don't know him."
When he returned and the introduction
had taken place she noticed that he had
a bottle of champagne in bis hand.
"Oh, I want some of that!" she cried.
"Let tne get you a glass" said Fear
ing, moving away. "Oh. never mind
that; I was brought up on tho bottle,"
was the reply. "Hold up your hat in
front of me." And seizing the bottle
she put it to her lips and drained a re
spectable portion of its contents with
the ease anil grace of a southsido boat
man. Philadelphia Call.
He Added to Her Ae.
A North of England merchant, hav
ing lost his wife by death, ordered a
sculptor to erect a handsome marble
monument over her grave. On visiting
the cemetery a week or two later, the
merchant found that his instructions
had been complie 1 witji. But on read
ing the inscription ho was surprised to
find the remains described as those of
"Sarah Angelina Smith, aged 137." In
hot haste and hot temper ho rushed
down to the sculptor's.
"What in the Elysian Fields" (or
words to that effect), "made you put
my wife's age down as 137? Didn't I
tell you that she was only 37?"
"Yes," replied the sculptor, "that is
so, but, you sec, as I was putting a
specially tine monument up, I thought
it would sort of call attention to it I
put something out of the common on
ft. The funny epitaph business i3
played out, but centenarians aro fash
ionable just now. and, as 1 thought
you'd like people to see that you'd douo
the fair thing by your wife, I thought
you wouldn't mind having something
startling put on tho inscription to at
tract attention. We're doing it for all
the better class of gravestones."
The merchant was convinced, and
the inscription remained. And that is
how it happens that so many centena
rians have been heard of lately. Leeds
A Brief Chapter on Girls.
The girl of 16 who will neither sew
nor do nousework has no business to be
decked out in finery and rambling about
in search of fun and frolic unless her
parents are rich, and in that event she
needs the watchful direction of a good
mother none the less. There is no ob
jection to fun, but it should be well
chosen and well-timed. No woman or
girl who will not work has a right to
share the wages of a poor man's toil. If
she does work, if she makes tho clothes
she wears and assists in the household
duties, the chances aro she will have
enough self respect to behave herself
when playtime comes, but if she should
still be a little "wild" the honest toil
she has done will confer upon hersomo
degree of right to have her own way.
ill-judged though it may be The wild
girl usually aspires to prominence in
some social circle or other, and her
manners and conduct are in a greater
or less degree designed to attract the
following of men. tshe should remem
ber that followers are not always ad
mirers, and that the most sincere ad
miration a man ever feels for a woman
in a drawinsr-room is when he looks
upon her and says in his own conscious-
..Ol :, nn.nt in.!,- " -Irwee-
How many know how sleigh bells are
made? The little iron ball is too big
to be put through the holes in the bell,
and yet it is inside. How did. it get
This little ball is called "the jinglot."
When you shako the sleigh bell it
jingles. When the Horse trots the bells
jingle, jingle, jingle. In making the
belt this jingle is put inside a little ball
of mud, just the shape of the outside of
tho belL This mud ball, with the jinglo
inside is placed in the mold of the out
side, and the melted metal is poured in,
which fills up the space between tho
ball and the mold. "A hen tho mold is
taken off: you see a sleigh-bell, but it
will not ring, as it is full of dirt The
hot metal dries the dirt that tho bell is
made of, so it can be shaken out After
the dirt is all shaken out of the holes in
tho bell, the little iron jinglet will still
be in the bell, and will ring. It took a
good many years to think now to make
a sleigh-bclL Popular Science Monthly.
Boston Is looking toward to a
population of 1,000,000 in tho year