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M. L luiviie in Detroit Jree lTess.)
"Give tue a kiss, 'twill euro the pain
Of the long day of weariness and toil;
like summer sunshine all life's shadows
My burden, lighter, and mv sins assoiL"
So every day ho lived on angelVfooJ;
Made strong and valiant by her wifely
t To bravely put aside temptations rude,
Yet knew not whence, bis armor came,
Nor knows he now, albeit she is gone.
But lives his life in brave and saintly
The kisses which he grew tnd strengthed on,
Are ftill to him his daily anel food.
SHADOWS ON THE MOON.
Medora Clark in Inter Ocean.
I m a fair chil l's character
Embodied in the fallen snow,
It shrouds a meadow spotless white,
Where chastened sunbaui soltly flow.
Theswift hours pass (I sje them years)
Wood-shadows, dim as first and small.
Creep o'er the white with stealthy tread
Until their darkness cot ers all.
Except in places, here and there.
The light falls freely on its breast,
Where nothing intercepts the beam
From azure skj to where they rest.
So, though the child may lose the grace
And purity of rosy youth,
A few white spots must still shine forth,
The remnants of her pristine truth.
WOMAN AND HOME.
CRITICISM OF THE DECORA
TION OF TO-DAY.
Tribulations or the Fa'r Sex Mrs. Les
lie's Diamonds Ballet Girls Cooking
In formal School Children
In our surroundings we must avoid de
tachment and reparation. The harmony of
correspondence is much more beautiful than
the harmony of contrast. The crudest i let
of effect in furnishing rooms is to put some
thins dark behind everything that it light,
and something that is light behind every -that
is dark merely detaching and separat
v ing the object from its background. This is
bad. The colors and objects shoull blend.
A room should be like a fine orchestra,
where tbo music comes to you in one sweep,
not broken and detached, note from note.
We have no independence, of judgment;
that's one tr)ub!e. We go to a carpet of
china store, and the merchant -ay. That is
what you want. This is the latent thin;,
Jut out, going to be a craze." That settles
it The question whether it is worth having
or not seems secondary. Put a piece of Sev
res or Dieden china before a man and tell
him it is bad, and he will answer you, 'Why,
this is Sevres this is Dresden; this is the
finest ware in the world." It is perfectly
moulded, perfectly fired, perfectly glazed,
perfectly colored, and with a decoration
that bad no more relation to the thing dec
orated than it we stuck a postage stamp
there Venus rising from the ea is a soup
plate! Should there be no human figures
and no pictures on plates and cups! No,
none. They do not belong there. They be
long on cur walls.
Decoration have the whole range of ex
pression in line and color left them, leaving
alone the domainof picture-making. Never
have a portrait on a plate, unless to tang as
a plaque. A picture on a wall, ceparated by
a frame from its surroundings, is isolated.
It can choose its own laws, but decoration
must be subordinated to the purpose of the
thing decorated. Mot of our chma decora
tion is of the order of i child who sticks
decalcomania on object and thinks it beau
tiful. No wonder, with such wretched
models, that crazy quilts are the rage in
telligent and cultivated acd refined ladies
aimlessly patching together bits of silk and
satin, beaded, painted and embro dered an
order of work which most of our maniacs
would repudiate with scorn.
This degradation of tate comes from our
having been demoral zed for generations
with pictures on the ceiling, pictures on the
carpets, pictures on nips, pictures on porce
lain, where they don't belong inharmoni
ous, unrelated, unprincipled. Yes, the word
unprincipled applies te irt quite as much as
to character; as art is more subtle in its in
fluence than most people, and a bad thing
, . well done is infinitely more dangerous than
a good thing badly done. I have seen some
Limoges ware delicate pottery with artifi
cial flowers molded and stuck on exquisitely
done, if it were worth doing, but the flowers
at their best were absurd excrescences. The
more they are artistically done, the worse
Tribulations or the Fair Sex.
It Is a dreadful bother to bo a woman and
do the business up in good shape. In the
first place you've got to look well, or you're
nobody. A man may be ever to homely
and still be popular. Whiskers cover up
most of bis face, and if he has a big mouth
nobody mistrusts it, and if he does wrinkle
bad on his forehead his friends speak of his
many cares and of bis thoughtful disposition,
and tell each other that his wrinkles are linos
. 'of thought Lines of thought, indeed, when
X in all probability his forehead is wrinkled
by the bad habit be has got of scowling
at his wife when the coffee is not strong
A woman must always be in good order.
Her bair must always be frizzled and
. banged, as fashion demands, aand ehe must
powder if she has a shining skin; and she
must manage to look sweet, no matter how
. sour she may feel; her dress must hang just
to, and her lace must always be spotless, and
her boot buttons always in place, and be
finger-nails always clean; and then she
musn't whistle, nor climb fences, nor stone
cats, nor scold when she's mad.
j She can't go out alone, because ladies must
he protected; she can't go anywhere when it
rains, because her hair wont stay frizzed
and '.she'll get mud ""on her petticoats and
things; she can't be a Jree Mason, because
t she, would tell their secrets and everybody
would know all about the goat and gridiron;
she can't moke, because that would be un
feminine; she can't go courting, because that
would not oe womanly. But she must get
married before she is 25, or everybody
will .feel wronged. People will sigh over
ber and wonder why it is that men "don't
seem to take," and all the old maids and
widows smile and keep quiet. Ob, these
smiles and these significant looks! They
are ten times more than open slanders. It
is a terrible thing to be an old maid. Every
body knows it is, and the women who are
married to drunken husbands, and who
manage to quarrel with tbem six days out
of ven, will live in an agony of spirit over
the single woman and call her that -poor
Mrs. Islles Diamonds.
Atlanta Constitution Interview
Frank Le-lie died leaving his printing
house terribly involved. Mrs. Leslie has re
deemed it. She says:
"I bad the property in reach and the as
signees were ready to turn it over to me, but
to get it it wjs necssary for me to raise
$50000 I bcrrowel the money, and I bor
, rowed it from a woman. How happy I was
when she signed the check, and how beauti
ful it teemed to me to see one woman help-
ing another. I borrowed the money m June,
and was to make the first payment of (5,000
on the 1st of November On the th of
October I paid back the 50,000
with interest. From June to the HHh
of October I made 5J,000 clear. I bad also
to pay $JO,000 to the creditors who did not
come under the cor tract While I was pay
ing this 80,000 ci my husband's debts 1
spent but $30 for myself except for board. I
lived m a little attic room without a carpet,
and the window was so high that
I could not get a glimpse of
the sky unless 1 6tood on a chair
and looked out. When I had paid the debtc
ana mi e in in uument to mv hu band,
tfcen I tnij to i.ij-o f 'in w for a great tig
iv-urof diam mteir-rinN'aud away 1 went
to L'urie uud luiouiv thadiaiinnds."
TLe I'lamoidi are ler.t-ct matches,
tweiitv-seven carats in weight anl are
nearly as large aroun 1 as nickels.
A Suci-ty Belle's 1 ate.
I'll II A "in Chicago Tribune
Tl.e severe end I robably futal Illness o!
a oeietv lady sticuld be a warning to
all oung Ird e of plump and lea iug pro
portions net to trifle with their n itnral te 1
deicj toward embonpoint tl.roagh the
medium of an) urliCunl or limiting meth
ods l'.er since l'auny l)aenpurt bv vio
lent ine ho.U rehired her weight ilftj
poonas a great many young ladles of full
figure, fearing they might reach Fanny's
proportions, set to work to thin themselves
out, to to speak, and there is not one case
where there has not been an injury more or
Ies severe to the constitution. Fann) Dav
port has certainly reduced her figure to
coinparathe attenuation; but at what ex
panse of health, phjsique, and personal com
lort' Uer system is to run down that she
has to take a buttlo of champagne eer
night before ths la t act of "Fedora" to
carry her through the groat climax of the
This lad), who is one, of the handsomest
and most popular of New Yorksociety belles,
as of full figure, but, perhaps envious of
the wasp-like waists of some of her rivals
among Ciotbam's society beauties, she deter
mined to reduce ber size. She has done so,
but i robab'y at the expense of ber life. She
entered recMes ly into the dissipations and
exertions of society amusements, but at the
same timo went in for the starving process.
Sho would play tennis for two or throe hours
of an afternoon and then, with but little rest
and ot much more nourishment than a
wine-glass full of lemon juice, would go to a
balL A round of such excitement and phys
ical exertion without proper sustaining
power in the shape of ample rest and good
food suddenlj prostrated her. An abscess
at the ha e of one of her lungs is the res lit
of a ruined system, and her doctors say there
is about one chance in twenty-five of her re
Cooking In a formal School.
At the next meeting of the board of publio
education, a plan will probably be reported
by a committee, and pressed for final action,
for the introduction of cooking as one of tbo
branches of study in the girls' normal school.
It has been found and so stff'd in the official
reports to the board that the time given to
sewing in that school, which was taken from
the time formerly devoted to other studies,
has not lowered the standard in those stud
ies, and that, on the contrary, the change of
employment has reacted benefically upen
tbem. Professor Oeorgj W. Fetter, pnno
pal of the normal school, is of the opinion
that cooking may be added by slightly mol-ifj-ing
the curriculum, with results equally
advantageous to the the school.
Professor Fetter considers that two or
three hours a week, after the actual instruc
tion in cooking begins, will be sufficient time
to devote to this subject. He thinks that
the expense of such a school would amount
only to tho pay of a teacher and to the out
lay for the necessary fixtures, as there
are four or five rooms with ranges, exit upon
the street, etc, in the basement, which ore
not u ed as class rooms, and which are ad
mirably adapted to this purpose; and he
says, as the food can be readily disponed of
at cost to the large number of girl, who at
tend the school and who would no doubt
prefer those well-prepared hot meals to the
cold lunches which they now bring with
them. This consumption of food Is not
opened to the objection raised by all educa
tors to production as an end in industrial ed
ucation. lt Them ltomp.
Has the child a right to run, jump, yell at
the top of its voice, blow penny trumpets.
and rampage generally if it finds amusement
in itl Generally the-e are its onlv means of
recreation. It cannot take part in the pro
found dicourse of its elders. The bang
whang and penny trumpet only come within
its present resources for mental and physical
enjoyment. They tell us that it 1 healthj
for children to bo allowed the full and free
expression of their bang-whang proclivities;
yet this is all suppressed m some families.
The comfort and convenience of the
elders alone are studied. The child is the
weakest; the child is suppressed. The child
must act foreign to its nature. The child
must not raise its voice aloud must not in
the elders' presence babble nonsense, save at
intervals, when nonsense amuses the elders.
It must in the house be a "good child,"
which means a quiet child, a child which
through fear stifles its nature. A child in
whom th inclination of J outh to kick,
squeal and caper, as with kids, colts, calves
and the young of nearly every living
creature, must be chained down, and in this
way youth is robbed of its only sources of
An Easter Novelty.
Buffalo Courier J
There will shortly appear in our book
stores an original "novelty" for Easter, de
signed by two Buffalo girls who have met
with such unexpected encouragementamong
dealers to w horn they have submitted then
work that they have every prospect of be
coming successful business women. The lit
tle ornament, which they have fashioned to
hang on a cabinet or gas bracket Easter
morning, is a white satin crescent fringed
with silver spangles and dusted over with
silver powder. In the same' circle rests a
broken egg with a cunning cjowny chicken
peeping forth, his bnght eyes snapping mis
chievously from under his yellow, fuzzy
coat. cite chenille strings form a finish
and pretty means 01 hanging up this Easter
greeting We learn that the young women
nave not once introduced their design here,
but have received large orders from Roches
ter and other neighboring places. Any
young ludv nowadays who can get up some
' thing new .and pretty for an -inexpensive
holiday souvenir is almost assured of ber
income in advance.
Pica tor Ballet Girls.
Interview with a Manager
Some people associate the ballet and all
that compose it with all that is depraved,
but in this, as in many other things, they
are wrong. There is no season why a ballet
girl should not be as respectable and re
spected as any one else. If she happens to
gut into a crowd who are a trifle wild and
sudi-creet, the mere fact of being associated
with them does not compel her to adopt
Take, for example, the girls we employ
when extra help is needed. Is it just to say
they are immodest when in an honorable
way they can add (3 or (4 to their weekly
wages by appearing in th9 ballet! No one
would say that of the girls who so on the
stage for fun, but when a girl is compelled
by adver-e circumstances to increase her in
come in this certain way, people say nothing
but ill of her.
A Montana A lew of It.
We suppose Miss Mackay, by marriage to
a pruice, becomes a prince s. The one had
wealth and the other a title,-neithor of
which they have ever done anything to earn
for them-elves. The marriage is, a trade in
which beta are as likely to be cheated as to
make a winning Wealth and title are both
un afsfymg to a sensible, well-balanced
mind, aud still more so to a large, ge ierou,
bungrj heart. We should have thought
mere of Miss Mackay if she had married
some American of character and ability,
rather one known chiefly for his name. Or
if she would have married soma poor oung
foreign artist of first rate ability we should
hae thought her choica mi re nsible and
her futun. moro likely to be happy.
True Lven Lnto Deatlu
St. l'aul Globe.
There was a touching story told by Mr.
Gladstone when announcing the death of
the Princess Alice in parliament. She had
been cautioned by the physicians not to in
hale the Lreath of her little boy, who was
ill with diplithsna. The little fellow was
toeing 111 Lis bed in the delirium of tern.
The prime a stood by the side of her child
and laid her ban 1 on bis brow uni began to
caress hinu Touch cooled the feiered
brain and brought the waudering
soul back from its wild delirium to
nestle for a moment in the lap of a mother's
love. Then throwing his arms around her
neck he whispered, "Mamma, kisi me " Tho
instinct of a mother's love was stronger than
science, and she pressed her lips to those of
her child And ot there is not a woman in
all the world but would say sho would nut
have had a mother's heart if she had not
kissed her bairn. An 1 so it will be to the
end of time. The mother will kuss her child,
the wife her husband and the loser his
sweetheart, though death in a thousand
forms lay concealed lneath the ermilion
coloring of the pouting lips.
A alue of the Kgg.
Ever one is familiar with tho value of
the yolk of an egg as a hair wab, but per
haps may not bo aware of its virtue in cloth
ing cleaning. Beaten up with alcohol, cau
de cologne, or either, like ox gall, it keeps
better and is more powerful, or in simple
cases, it may be used alone, or merely mixed
with water to be rubbed on with flannal, for
removing from colored materials the stains
of mud, or of coffee and chocolate, when
prepared with milk. It is frequently ap
plied to velvet collars and culls, etc., uud
pro es a cleaner as well as a spot extractor.
When it has done its work it is washed off
with soap, and tho material thoroughly
rinsed in pure water, Egg has a specially
good effect on those aunoj ing patches of
wheel grease belonging to the compound
class of satius, as as they represent a mix
ture of stale grease, iron and other sub
stances. Bernhardt Cosmetics.
It is duly chronicled that the cosmetics
which lime. Bernhardt uses to make her
self more beautiful than nature cost her ft r
each representation of "Theodora" about dJ
francs. In the first place she needs about a
litre and a half of distilled rose water to
wash her face, neck and arms. Then she
uses a pot of cold cream to prepare the skin
to receive the artistic surface. Sho nxt ap
plies the white to her face, neck, arms and
hands a process involving a considerable
outlay of tune and money. Then the checks
and ears are tinted with the raOst expensive
rouge obtainable. Afterwards tho lips are
touched up with pommade carminee ladios
will oblige by translating this), the eyebrows
are penciled and the nails are carefully
. German "Strudeln."
Mrs. C sends this recipe for making Ger
man "strudeln:" Beat two eggs and the
yolkj of two others; warm a piece of butter
the size of an egg, and add it to tho eggs
witn a Ut'le salt; work in by degrees as
much fine flour as will form a tougn dough;
knead this till quite smooth, and then roll
out very thin cakes. Grate vanilla choco
late and mix it with some pounded almonds
and the yolks of two or three eggs with tho
whites beaten to a snow. Spread hot butter
over the strudeln, and then tho chocolate as
thin as the blade of a knife. Koll tbem up,
strew tho sugar and chocolate over and bake
thm. Pour some cream or milk over when
they are neatly done. They must bo kept a
A Woman's Tact.
Jud Lafagan tn Chicago Ledger
After his mother it is some other woman's
tact that draws out the good qualities of
man, and 'tis the worktnanshlpof bar fingers
that poll hes up these qualiflcaLons. If
young ladies would remember this and their
influence for good and evil in this world, we
would meet with fewer young men who
aspire only to spend money and look sweet,
and more young men could be found capable
of meeting emergencies. I have always be
lieved nothing more noble, aside from honor
and uprightness in a young man, fian the
girl who has sense enough to aprreciate
these qualities. Get the quality first; man
ners can be retouched afterward.
Helen of Troy was over 40 when tLat
famous elopement took place. Ten years
after, when the fortunes of war restore 1 her
to Menelaus, he received her with love and
gratitude. Cleopatra was past 30 when she
made the conquest of Antony, and Diane de
Poicbers at S6 and for many years after
ward was considered the most beautiful
woman at the court of Henry IL of France.
Ninon de l'Encios received a declaration ot
love on her bOth birthday.
Thoroughly Artistic Kooms.
Only a few years ago Philadelphia was a
city of hideously ugly parlors, filled with
horsehair furniture, portraits of grandfather
and marble-topped tables; now some of tho
most graceful and thorougly artistic rooms
to be found m any city have taken the place
of the ugly parlors, and the passion for the
beautiful, which was the offspring of a
fashion, has become the mother of a lasting
A Charming Lace Pin.
A charming little lace pin in described in
a Londrn newspaper. On a slender bar of
gold stands the tiniest miniature plump
chicken in brilliants, with a small rnby for
the visible eye. A golden egg, from which
this little creature has just emerged, forms
the end of the pin,1 and the chicken gazos at
it, lost in wondering admiration, as soon in
the familiar picture.
To Keep lemons.
Lemons will keep good for months by
imply putting tbem into a jug of butter
milk, changmg the buttermilk about every
three weeks. When the lemons are required
for use, they should be well dried with a
Glne for Mounting Ferns.
Glue that is delicate and nice for mount
ing ferns and see-weeds is made of five parte
gum arable, three parts white sugar, two
parts of starch, and a very little water.
Boil until thick and white,
Boston Post: Music is the sound which
one's children make as they romp through
the hotel. Noise is the sound which other
people's children make under the same cir
cumstances. Boston girls have organized a mutual aid
matrimonial society. Whenever one mem
ber marries the others are assessed to set her
up in housekeeping.
Fashion's latest freak in Fans is a fancy
ball in which each lady is dressed as a
flower violets, lilies, roses, bluebells, and
Mrs. Croly (Jennie June) has been elected
president of the New York borosis club
Mrs. Southworth's numerous graudcbi!
dren call her "Grandma Emma."
" icnKago TriDuiie j
Boston has always been very proud of the
equestrian statue of Washington by Thomas
Ball, in the public garden. The horse has
been declared perfect A good Bostonian took
a friend from the country to see tl.e statue.
The old gentleman looked at it some time,
and finally exclaimed: "A splendid horse,
but he hain't got no tongue." And all these
years no Boston cntic has di covered that a
horse with the bits in bis mouth would nat
urally show his tongue.
Kuss. a has 15.231 doctors and maintain!
universities at Kazan, Kiel, Charkow, Mos
cow, Warsaw.Helsingfors, and Dorpat The
professional men flock to the eitios In the
country thousands of people die for want oi
medical end surgical attentions.
Arkansaw Traveler. Da nun wliut makes it
his study may in de co'se o'er lifetime sa a
good many smart things but he will also say
a heep more foolish things dell de man whut
neber gin half do study tor de subjeek.
JNE OF THE RESPONSIBLE POSITIONS
IN A RETAIL STORE.
rile Man llio 'let.,ii at the lloor of a
lry (,imh1s I stalilislinient Shop
lifter tho I! me or Ills ti.
In conversation with a reporter a fioor
nalker in one of the largest retail houses in
ins city said "The r..s)onsibility th it rosts
lpou our shoulders is by no means light
IVe ha e to keep our eyes ononanlbeon
Uie qui Me every minuto of the day. We
must be on dut as soon as trade opns in
.he morning and remain until tho doirs are
slosed at til ht, and wo got no rest We are
ibligtd to be on the mov a constantly, keep
ng as far a oriole e erj customer under
)ur ej e ju.t so lodg as he or she is within
)ur raugo of Msioi, Floor-walkers are
lothuig more ncr less than detect
ves, but, ofcour-s it wouldn't do
for us to be looked upon by
die public in that light, as the majority of
Deopld who oo ne liro l do their trading are
aonost, and to give them to understand that
ihey are doing business under the eye of
luspicion would no doubt ruffle the dignity
f many ot t lem and drive tbem away, so
e call our-ehes floor-walkers, and tho poo
pie are satisfied."
In answer to tho reporter's qury, if peo
ple were of ton detected in tho act of taking
;oods, he replied: "Oh, yes there is hardly a
lay passes that we don't discover somebody
itotring away las or remnants of silk and
velvets when the attention of tho clerk is
lttractcd in some other direction. More of
this busine s isdono in winter than in summer,
LS tho heav cloaks of the ladies enable them
to conceal articles which it would be im
possible for them to get out of sight when
dressed m summer appareL I speak ot
women exclusively, as it is them we have to
Tear. I have been employed in several large
sstablishiuents in v nrious cities and never
knew of u man being detected in getting
lway with goods while pretending to be a
purchaser. The majority of men are too
clumsy in handling dry goods to attempt to
filch them in broad da light The peoplo we
catch stealing are hard! c cr prosecuted
anless they are found to be professional
'counter-workers,' in wh,ch case they are
summarily dealt with.
" You w ill hi surprised when I tell you the
class of people we have to watch closest are
shop girls and ladies in the intermediate
raJoof sociny. borne women, no matter
vhere you tin 1 them within ths pale of civil
ization, have an unconquerable passion for
ires, and though they may enter a dry
zood store with absolutely honest intentions
their conscientious scruples are often over
some by the fascinatng array ot rich goods
aul their attempts to gain by stealth
that whi?li they have not the money to
obtain. When caught in the act of pilfer
ing you cau hardly imagine tho contrition
of those poor creatures. They don't seem to
realize w hat they have done until they are
found out There would bo no satisfaction
to the house m prosecuting such girls. It Is
moro than likely that they have never beu
guilty of a crime uf this nature before, and
to bring tbem into open court and disgrace
them before tli4 es.es of the public would, in
nine cas out of ten, harden their conscien
ces, and the would drift into a current that
would carrs them to ultimate ruin.
"I remember, while in a New York house
afenears ago, a singularly pretty girl
cams into the store one afternoon and, icolnfc
to the hoi-ery department had the clerk lay
before her a fine di play of footwear. After
looking the stoct over sae made a trifling
purchase, and turned to leave. I noticed
that as she came down th? store she walked
with a hurried step that seemed unnatural,
aud her cheeks were highly Hushed, whilo
she kept her ej es fixed on the door as if she
was nvasuring the distance, inch by inch,
that lay betneei her and the silenalk I at
once felt assu.el that she had been doing
I something that made her unasy, and when
I laid my hand on her arm she -tarte 1 as if
the were stunj, while a loot of frigat
cams into her lace. Oi my
invitation sho reluctantly followed me
me into the manager's office, where I told
her that she must give up the articles she
had stolen. At first she showo i signs of in
dignation, and accused me of insulting her;
but I was sure I was right, and told ber if
she did not do as reqaeste 1 I should get an
officer to search her. This threat had the de
sired effect, and in the midst of hysterical
sobbing she took several valuable pairs of
silk hose from beneath her eloak. The sor
row of the girl was painful to behold, and
on her knees she begged me not to
make her guilt public Of course I promised.
The strangest part ot the story, however, is
that two j oars later the samo girl wa, mar
nod to a well-known business man, and the
secret of her first anl only attempt at shop
lifting lies between her and myself.
"Professional shoplifters are bard to catch;
they are as cool, calm and collected when
'nipping' a roll of lace or silk as a iorpso, and
they do it so deftly it is seldom thoy are de
tected. A shoplifter rarely enters a store
alone, but brings an accomplice with ber,
who engages the clerk in conversation and
averts his attention while she gets away with
whatever she con com enientiy stow away
Sho always dresses elegantly to dis
arm suspicion, and tho various plaits and
trimmings on her skirt conceal the openings
of large pockets into which the 'swag' if
deftly slipped. Shop-lifters are more
common in New York and Boston than in
Chicago, as they easily can find receivers
for thnr stolen goods who pay them such a
pne as makes their vocation profitable. OI
course we are not free from shoplifters by
any means, bat the eastern cities seem to be
headquarters for them. It is not seldom
that clerks are in league with these thieves.
Floor-walkers as a class are well paid
many of the shrewdest men in the New
York an 1 Boston houses get as high as $G,00C
a year, but the majority get from $300 to
$2,500. Yes, we are well paid, but our work
is tedious and our responsibility heavy."
A Kingdom of Contrasts.
Love rules a kingdom of contrasts. Heine,
dreaming of angels, married a grisette Frey
tag turned from courts to a kitchen and
espoused hu housekeeper. Bacon, master ol
philosophy, was joine'i to a woman who hoc
a loud voice and dressed like a chambermaid
out on n holiday. What is more piteous
than poor Keats pouring out all the typical
luxuriance of his soul to Fanny Drawn! Hi
is a poet, she a feminine commonplace
Idolatry on the one side, a mingling a
curiosity and vanity on the other.
What "M. 1)." Stands For.
Dr. Buchanan, who is now on trial at Phil
adelphia for supplying quack doctors witt
bogus diplomas, explained in court the othei
day that the letters M. D. after his nams
stood for "money down." There Is reason
to believe thit this is all they stand for in
good many cases outside of Philadelphia.
Denver Times: Most wars are caused bj
the grasping seli.sb.u-ss of the world's monej
monarch the kings of foreign commerce
A JOURNALIST'S IMPRESSIONS.
The Men of ew Orleans and the Air of
Desolate Weariness They Carry.
IBlakely Hall's 2ew Orleans Letter
A more unhappy looking lot of men I have
never seen than the natives of New Orleans.
I do not refer to the Creoles. A jolly, wide
awake,, and pushing man here is regarded
by the nntives with a feeling of awe and dis
approval Tl.e popular form of dissipation
here as elsowhere in America is t" lean over
a bar at night and "imbibe the rosy," but
here, unlike any other city in the Union, the
ceremony is tinctured with a degree of sad
ness and melancholy that robs it of half its
charm that is to men of the north
Tbo scene in a prosperous bar-room or cafe
at night is noteuhvemng There are electric
lights and mirrors galore, and the bartenders
are expert and'eourteous. At the tables are
usually seated groups ot men wilt so mould
ers stoop an 1 staro at the floor persistently
They are never well dressed, the u.ual attire
being a long an 1 ill fitting frock coat, with
short trousers and ru.ty boots. A well worn
Derby hat and a v orv meagre and not par
ticularly white display of linen completes the
outfit Ttvsi oft felt bats, frequently worn
instead of tho Derbys, give rather a sinister
look to the faces. The are not healthy,
looking faces at all, the vast majority of
them being v ellow and thin. The ej es lack
life and the beard is not trimmed, but al
lowed to grow in all sorts of unsymmetrical
forms. Altogether, the facos go well with
the stooping figures, shamblmg gait, aud in
What inqressas jou most is tho thor
oughli unhealthy look whieh thej all wear.
Thejounger men. who may bo fouud talk
ing by tho bar, are not athletic and vigor
ous looking, like their contemporaries in the
north, and a ruddy eheek among them n,
never to be found. They, too, sconi sad.
Men walk slowly in and out of tho pkace and
greetings are given and returned with a de
gree of saduess that gives a stranger the
feeling that there's a corp-e somewhere in
the house. This lackadaisical air is every
where Tennis, cricket, and base ball are
not popular on account of tho elnuate, but
men look Leal thy and moro briskly in other
cities where athletics are not the rage. In
talking with the young men of New Orleans
1 um often reminded of the remark a New
Yorker made to me before I left home.
"You must prepare yourself" said he, "to
meet the most polished, agreeable, and de
lightful young men on earth atNen Orleans.
Their manners are so charming that you
will find yourself in an atmosphere of refine
ment that our clubs can never attain. They
have nothing to do there but nttend to tho
lighter and more graceful things of life and
they thus acquire a breeding that is not ap
proached by tho j ouths of any other city ex
He is a man ot years and experience, and
I had respect for bis judgment then.
fiicetie or Street Car Driving.
New lork Sun.)
"A man may bo able to drive a coach or a
wagon," said the foreman of tho Third ave
nue street railroad stables, "and still make
a mighty poor fist at driving a stroet car.
Some greenhorns become good drivers in a
week; others are no good. I suppose it looks
easy enough to drive a street car. It is easy
euough on a country road, like the suburbs
of Newark, for instance, but it's a stiff
enough job m this city, part cularly on
some line-. There's a llg difference in
drivers. Out of 100 jou will find twenty
five who understand their work thor
oughly down to the finest details!
Fifty mora will bj good dnv ers, though not
to attentive to their cattle as they should bo.
The remainder merely get through with
then-work. Ajjood driver wants a strong
constitution and a cool bead. He knowi that
the place to make time is not going down
hill. He alwavs looks ahead, particularly
when he's nearwg a crossing. If a team
suddenly crosses the track and lie hasn't time
to stop tho car with the brakes he will un
hook the team and run them to one side.
He'll see that each horse does his share, and
if be notices that either ot the horsei doesn't
take kmJly to the work he II mention it
when he gets to the stable A word in time
sometimes saves a hor&o a fit of sickness, or
"The man who stands the work best
doesn't drink anything stronger than coffee.
Whisky spoils a man for cold weather. The
men canuually stand cold weather better
than hot TLey can wrap themselves up
warmly, but don't seem able to keep cooL
Hot weather seems to affect their leg-.
Though it's many years since I flr.t drove a
car, I can remember how it broke me up. I
didn't mind it much the first day. Then for
couple of days my arms were so numb I had
no strength in them, and for days every
bone in my body was sore. At the end of a
week I was all right and fit for work. It
isn't an easy life, and few men who can get
anything to do in another line undertake to
drive a street car, and play brakeman and
drive at the same time."
It Was Too Good.
Detroit Free rress.
Now, then," said Smith, as the last load
of furniture was dumped into the new house,
and be grabbe i his grip-sack to make for the
train, to be gone a week, "I'll show you bow
the burglar alarm works. This is the main
switch, and this is the continuous nnger.
When you go to bed to-night set them both,
and then go down-stairs and open the cellar
door. That will start the ringing and keep
it up all the time I'm gone."
"But how con I sleep with the bell ringing
ull the timer
"You can't and you are not expected to.
VVbat do you suppose a burglar alarm is for,
but to keep people awake to be ready for
She stood it for thirty -six hours, and then
"I have stopped the ringing and lured four
men with shot-guns in the place of It"
A ). Scotsman's late.
1 About a fortnight before Christmas the
yacht Iolanthe, with three men on board,
sailed out of Port Philip bay, Victoria, and
was never seen again. The 'J6th of December
a huge white shark was caught at Frankston,
a small village near Melbourne. Some of
the loungers on the beach facetiously sug
gested that relics of the missing crew might
b i looked for mside the fish. The shark,
t lerefore, was cut open, and in its stomach
were actually found a human hand, a mass
of sodden rags, a" broken wooden pipe, and
a gold watch and chain. The watch was
immediately recognized ia having belonged
to one of the yachtsmen who had been on
board the iolanthe.
Better Left Unsaid.
Things betfrr left unsaid, or sai I other
wise. Edwn (who is fond of lecturing his
future brile) Well, good bye, Angy. I
don't know bow it is. but I always seem to
leave you in tears. Ang-line (tenderly,
through her sobs) I I I'd sooner you
should leave me in tears, love, than never
leave me at all.
At a "Beggars' BalL"
At a ' beggnr.' ball" m Vienna the fir
me irtl given for the best-dre.sed and mi
fail ed character was one of a dame whos.
toilet bristle 1 with tiny rovolv r.
Cure for Writer's Cramp.
A German named Wolff, now in London,
has discovered a cure for writers cramp.
The new treatment consists partly of rub
bing, kneading, stretching and beating of
the fingers and the several muscles of the
hand and arm. There are gymnastic ex3
cises, both active and passive an 1 most itn
portant of nil, th-re are graluatod exer
cises in writ ng, with a view of calling into
plav a new set of muscles in lieu of those
injured by ths cramp.
Architecture In the United States.
The United States is soon gomg to take
the lead of older countries in the matter of
modern architecture, as it is natural that it
should. A rapidly developing country, con
stantly requiring new conveniences, offers
the most promising field for the ableit men
of the age, and scarce a week passes that the
American illustrated papers are not adorned
with pictures of some new public building,
grand in extent, of original design and of
surpassing beauty. The young western
cities which have sprung up within the
aesthetic era are fairy lands as compared
with the new towns of thirty years ago.
To Please the Ex-Empress.
The ex-khedive of Egypt, while in the
hight of his power, was visited by the
ex-Empress Eugenie. He showed her all the
sights, but there was one sight she wanted to
see namely. An Arab marriage. "You
shall see it, madam," he said, and forthwith
directed one of the ladies of his harem to be
brought out, and to bo presented to his aid-de-camp.
The unfortunate officer, who wai
as much an Englishman as an Egyptian, and
whose dream had been to marry an Euro
pean, had no e cape.
DETAILS OF THE WORK OF BINDING
The Center or the Trade In a First-Class
Bindery Mtxlern IHndlnc Tool
ing and lettering -I aults to
Vew York Taper
New York is the great center of the book
binding tra Je for this continent There are
on this island about thirty-five binlerles,
employing about 1,2 W men and many
women and boys. Many of the-e binderies
are, however, occupiei only with cloth or
p.iier covered volumes, or with account
books and othr work that is dona in great
quantities. In this class of work every thing
that is possible is done with machinery, and
wages average from tl per day to i3J. In
a good job bin lery, where snuall editions or
single volumes are put into fine bindings,
nothing that can be called machine work is
done, and vvags average about $3.50 per
d ty. The girl, for instance, who takes the
sheets as they coma from the printer and
collates them that is, puts tbem in proper
order for binding receives from $10 to Hi
a week; tho finisher, who does the fine tool
ing, and who often designs his own stamps
and alnays tho figure! which are made with
them, earns from 30 to $35 a week.
In a first-class bindery a book passes
through many hanos. After all the sheets
required in making a book are properly
folded and collated, an 1 the plates, it any,
are pasted into their places, the volume is
banded to the man who makes the saw cut
at the back through which pass the nerves
or coarse strings which hold it together.
These saw cuts are now made, except in the
case of very small volumes, at oue time by a
number of small circular saws, which can
be set at any required distance apart
Strings of coarse twine are inserted into
these cuts and the sewing is done by other
girls. The edges are trimmed by a work
man who uses a heavy knife moving ob
liquely in a cast-iron frame. Another work
man prepares the boards, the beveling, if
any, being done by hand with a sharp kuife.
Another paste on the marbled binding pa
per, btill another makes the paper or mus
lin back and fixes it on to welts of papers r
leather where, in old style bindings, tho
strings or nerves pass through.
All modern bindings are in the style which
was first introlnced by Greek workmen into
Venice, and hnce is known as "a la Greque."
iu this style, the strings being sunk into the
saw-cuts, tue back of the book might be ab
solutely smooth, and the ridge, or welts that
are usually found there are made simply for
ornamentation. The long ends of the strings
are next pas. ed through the boards for the
sides, and the book i ready to receive its
coat ot leather, rhis is pasted to and turnet
over the edges of both back and sides, and,
with the strings and the lining-paper, holds
the book together. A great d -aL therefore,
depends on its quality, and it is a mistake to
put up a valuable book m leather of a course
fiber like calfskin, or an easily-torn leather
like Russia. The tooling and lettering is
done with a great variety of hand-cat
stamps. A well-equipped establishment will
have several thousand dollars' worth of
them. The leather is given a thin coat of
glaire of eg, which serves as sizing, the
gold leaf is laid on this, and the heated too
is pressed or rolled over it, fixing the gold in
the pattern engraved on it The rest of the
gold leaf is brushed or rubbed off. Much
experience is required to produce tue sharp,
clear impressions wnich are the pride of
The faults to be observed in the better sort
of bindings in our booksellers' windows are
an inattention to details, inartistic tooling,
and the abuse of varnish. Varnish should
be sparingly used, if at alb Tooling is of no
service whatever, and if it is not to be artis
tic it might well be dispensed with. In
France and Germany, where comparatively
few books are bound at all, being sold in
their paper wrappers, a much higher aver
age of workmanship is maintained than here
Yet it is a pretty costly vanity to tend books
across the ocean to be bound. Somo men ex
pend more money in that manner than oth
ers would pay for house rent We should
produce good binders here. The diffusion of
taste and knowledge of the subject will
make it certain that we shall, especially if
the country perseveres a little longer in the
policy of importing the best European work
men here rather than their work.
Cp with the l"rocesalon.
Chicago Tribune "Around Town."
"Speaking of your American girl abroad,"
said a party from Canada whom I met the
other evening, "I don't care where you find
her and I've traveled a Lit myself your
American girl is usua ly up with the Drecs
sion. I mst her once at a ball in Hamilton,
Ont There were a ljt of our English
army felbws there, and they have a
pretty good notion of their personal
importance, some of them, you know.
The particular girl in question who happened
to be there had just come over from Chicago,
and was quite the craze in Hamilton society.
One of the fellows suggested to Capt ,
of the Guards, that he'd like to introduce
him. 'Awh, an American girl, ehf said th
captain, twirling his mustache. 'Wants tc
know me, eh! Well, dont mind me boy.
Trot her up, if you like.' A friend repeated
this to the lady, and when the captain got
around her way,- and was introduced, she
surveyed him calmly and said: 'Ah, it's as
officer, isn't itl I don't like it trot il
An Overtrained Brakemao.
Out on the Burlington & Missouri road,
Nebraska, they imported a passenger brake
man from Boston. There is a heap ot Bos
ton talent on the Burlington and Missouri,
but this young man was refund until he was
about 120 proof. He ran on the Beatrice
branch, which everybody in Nebraska knowi
is called to rhyme with "the ma.ttress." And
when this new man looked mat the car dooi
and shouted "Bay-ah-treet-cheel Bay-ah-treet-cheel"
the entire community rose uf
as one man and piled on to him by thousands.
Thanks to the severity of the weather, his
remains reached Tremont street in a state
of excellent preservation.
Bow Mormons Talk to Children.
Salt Lake Tribune
Apostle TeardeL in an address to the
Mormons at Nephi, Utah, counseled the
children as follows: "I want to caution the
children. There's men around asking the
children how many wives their father has.
If they ask you, tell them you don't know
I'd rather you tell ,a lie to defend your
friends and parents than to tell the truth
that will bring trouble upon them."
Where the Kob Comes In.
Many colored persons who have married
white wives are surprised to find that white
women are unwilling to take in washing to
The skull of Richelieu, carefully preserved
in a velvet case, is sai 1 to be in the posses,
sionof a P - pvi'
Social Superiorities of Birth-Favored Indi
New York Cor. Chicago Herald.
It is a fact and a pity that Lent doesn't
stop, or even lessen, the evil of intemper
ance. Indeed, I think that the drinkers are
more ingenious than they used to be in de
vising novel sensations in inebriety. The
St Nicholas society is an almost inconceiva
bly worthy organization. Nobody can be
long to it unless his ancestors were Dutch,
and resident in New Amsterdaa-flow New
York city prior to the revolution.
It may be difficult for you to realize the
social superiorities of these birth-favored in
dividuals, but I request you to try. They
include, to put it seriously, some of the solid
est and some of the flimsiest of our wealthy
men; and out of the total there were twenty
six who went into the project ot a masquer-
ade spree. They hired a secluded room la a
restaurant, dressed themselves with comical
intent in ancient Dutch coxtnmes, qualified
themselves with old time songs, stories and
speeches, ordered a dinner of Dutch colonial
viands and got deliberately drunk on Hol
land gin and wines. I am utterly unable to
go into particulars The accounts which
have come hazi'y from the closely guarded
portals of that symposium relate to very ex
travagant hilarity, some of which is attached
to tha names of men known beyond their
sociabilty, but they are not susceptible of
Another night of singular and artistic in
toxication was enjoyed by a party of Ger
mans, a majority of whom belonged to the
Loderkranzelub. Toere is a wine room on
the cast side curiously fitted up in resem
blance to tho crypt of an old Bavarian mon
astery. Tho vaulted ceding, stone walls,
cobwebby corners, and big casks are all
there, and the wines on sale are mostly
Kheinish, whilo the Le'rs are all imported
from Germany. Only the customers of
Duress era are lacking to complete the
medieval scene. In this carousal, however,
all are complete, for the aevelers word the
correct garb, as copied from Durer's pictures,
musicians Used the queer winl instruments
of his time, and the swallowed alcohol served
to make the mimicry jovial'm its silliness.
Gentleman's Mai-azine. ,
It was during the unsettled times that '
preceded the great French revolution of IMS
that oue of Mr. Rogers' breakfasts was at
tended by Prince Louis Napoleon Bonaparte,
afterward Napoleon HI; Dr. Whately, the
Protestant archbishop of Dublin; Lord Will
iam Pitt Lennox, the son of the duke of
Richmond, and myselL The talk of the
breakfast table turned a great deal upon
French politics and tho probability, more or
less imminent, of a revolutionary outbreak
in Pans, consequent upon the unwise opposi
tion of Louis Pnilippe and his too obsequious
In reply to a question I told the prince that
Beranger, who knew the temper and sympa
thized with the opinions of "the people, had
predicted the establishment of a republic,
consequent upon the downfall of the mon
archy, within less than a twelvemonth.
Prince Napolecn remarked: "If there were
barricades in the streets of Paris such a.
those by which his way to the throne was
won in ISA), the king would then give orden
to disperse tho mob by force of arms."
"Why do you think tor asked Mr. Rogers.
"The king is a weak man, a merciful man.
He does not like blood-hed. t often tMnit
that be was a fool not. to have had me shot
after tie affairs of Strasbourg. Had our
cases been rev ersed, I know that I would
have had him shot without mercy."
Woke Up the Wrong Parrot.
Boston Evening Journal.
At a suburban funeral not long ago, the
clergyman was dilating upon the many vir
tues of the departed. As it happened there
was much justification for it, as the deceased
was a man of large heart and many merits;
yet the clergyman, probably feeling free to
let his fervor of language play unrestrained,
almost outdid bis theme. Not content with
couching his praise in simple and straight
forward words he mounted to imagery and
seemed to attribute angelic as well as tmmim
i haractenstic U hen at the climax of hu
eloquence. h.s bearers charmed with the
sweet Incense the spell was broken by a
shrill voice, which cried out:
"Facts, facts, give us facts!"
The tensible comment came from a saga
and venerable parrot wh ch had been re
moved to an ante-rcom, and then it was re
membered that prominent among the vir
tues of the deseasod master was a sturdy
dislike for flattery and a hab.tof saarply re
Proposed Garbage Bnrnins; In New York.
To get rid of the ashes and garbage col
lected in the streets of New York city now
requires thirteen dumping stations on the
waterfront and a fleet of scows to carry
the refuse to the sea, where it is damped.
The quantity so disposed of amounts to
about JuO cubic yards daily, and, in un
fa vol abTe conditions of weather, or when
those in charge are seeking to shirk their
duty, ths scows are dumped so their contents
help to fill up the channels of New York
It is now proposed to construct furnaces or
ovens at or near one of the dumping stations
to try and burn up the refuse. The first ap
paratus vv ill be rather an experimental one,
until its economy and the effect of such an
incineration factcry upon the neighborhood
can be determineL
Monnors and Letter-carriers.
The postal letter-carriers at Salt Lake
City are having a unique experience. On
account of the late polygamy arrests all the
Mormons have been severely warned against
talking to strangers, giving their names or
residences. The carriers in their rounds
knock at doors and a scurry ensues ln-ide.
A child answers the door. It is asked who
lives there, and it often refuses to tell. It
does not know the names of the neighbors,
or where its father and mother are to be
found. The uniform is a sign of the enemy,
and no information is to be had.
Kedared to Straits.
A man has been arrest d in Toledo for
lmpr nting a "Lake Erie kiss on th) 1 p of a
vcung woman. Probably sae wanted th
"duperijr" kinL Njw York Tn'-un-.
Huron t .e wrong true z. She was afraid of
her Maumee. L n Ion Advertiser.
A Matter of Policy.
New York Telegram. ,
A beautiful and bashful young woman of
19 summers called recently at the office of a
life insurance agent, and asked him timidly
if he could tell her how long people of a cer
tain age would live.
"Madam," replied the agent, coughing
re-pectfuily behind a prospectus, and draw
ing his chair near to her, "here are our tables
of expectation and average mortality, which
contain all the information upon the subject
that you can desire."
"Well," said she, "how long will a man
of 67, and that eats peas with his knifa
"According to our table, madam," re
plied the agent, "he should on the average,
survive eleven years, three months and six
"That," said the visitor, "would te till the
21st of April, 1834"
"Precisely, madam, on the average expec
tation of mortality, for we must all die,
and it is therefore well to insure against loss
to the loved ones m a company whose char
"And how much could I Insure his Ufa
"Oh, for any amoum-ay for 110,0001" ha
answered, taking up a blank form of appli
cation. "Let me recommend the unexpected
advantages offered by our non-forfeitabls
"Well, " said the young woman, "I think,
then, that I'll marry hnn."
"Insure him, you meanr corrected the
"No, marry him; yon insure him. You
see," she added with a burst of confidence,
"Hove Herbert and Mr. Dawkiis is old
enough to be my grandfather. But Herbert
is poor, and I just worship the corner lota
that Mr. Dawkins builds on. And Herbert
is very patient, and says that if I will only
fix a day, no matter how long he may havs
to wait, he will be happy. And now you
say Mr. Dawkins will die by the 21st of
April, lSOtf; and as it wouldn't be decent to
marry again till I've ben a year in mourn
ing, I'll arrange to marry Herbert on th
22d of April, 1S37, and if Mr. Dawkini
doesn't die by then you'll give me (10,000.
Oh, thank youl" and with a deep bow she
swept out of the office.
England's ni Lack.
Mrs. Burton, wife of the well-known trav
eler, has always averred that since England
took the Koh i-noor diamond, proverbial for
the ill luck it brings, nothing but disaster
has attended all concerning British India.
Recent events will more than ever irastaia
c "-? - -i-ssfv