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THE DAUGHTERS OF EVE.
WHAT THEY ABE DOING AKD THINK
ING AND WEASING.
An Olla Podrida Prepared and Arranged
by One of Them for the
SOMEHOW OB OTHER.
Life has a burden for every one's shoulders,
None may escape from its trembles an j care;
Miss it iv youth, and twill come when we're
And lit us as close as the garments we wear.
Sorrow comes Into our lives uninvited.
Robbing our heart of i:s treasure of tong;
Ix>vers grow cold and our friendships are
Yet somehow or other we worry along.
Every-day toil is an everyday blessing.
Though Poverty's cottage and crust we may
Weak is the back on which burdens are press
But ».oiii is the heart that is strengthened by
pray t r.
Somehow or other the pathway grows brighter,
Just when we mourn thore is none to belriead;
Hope in the heart makes Ihc burden seem
Ana somehow or other we get to the end.
Some of the wisest and best women who
have ever graced this weary world by
their presence, held it a bounden duty to
keep themselves looking, at least, as well
as nature intended; and many of them
went even farther than that, if not gener
ously dowered with beauty at their birth,
:mil improved upon nature by every
means in their power. The stately dames
of ye olden tinie- — our great-sraudmothers
and their grandmothers — did not disdain
artificial aids by which to enhance their
good looks. Those respected ladies had
their books on cosmetics aud receipts for
preserving the hair or changing its color,
their pomades and powders and rouges
and beauty-baths and patent extenders for
the human form divine, and compressors
for another part in the way of stays. The
more reiined and high-born they were the
more attention they seem to have paid to
their personal charms; and each genera
tion of beauties wrote in the family book a
detailed account of all that had tended
to increase her loveliness, with minute
directions for preparing and applying
those aids which she had tested and found
worthy of imitation, so that the coming
beauties of her family might profit by her
experiment and perhaps improve upon it.
It is said that Cleopatra herself wrote a
book on the arts of the toilet, and many
more modern celebrities have done this
same thing. It is also asserted — but I
cannot say with how much truth— that in
Cleopatra's palmiest days the red-haired
goddess was as desperately bothered with
freckles as any country lassie of the pres
ent. With the same ability to cope with
the most dire emergency which she after
wards displayed by shuffling off the "mor
tal coil" at the proper time. She set her
great mind to work to find a sovereign |
remedy. She found it in what has been i
called "Virginal Milk," which may be
niu'ie in this way: To one quart of rose
water add, drop by drop, one ounce of
tincture of benzoin, stirring it constantly.
Probably they had not precisely those
preparations in that early day, but some
thing of the sume nature, upon which the
modern equivalents are an improvement. To
use the "Viruiual Milk," put just enough
of it into your hand-basin to turn te^>id
water to the color of skim milk, and then
wash the face, hands and neck with it
thoroughly, afterwards drying them with
a soft towel.
By the way, it is a great mistake to im
agine that rubbing the face with harsh
cloths or sponges or using any sort of fric
tion upon it is necessary to keep the skin
clean and its intinitessimal pores free from
dust, or " black heads," or to alleviate
wrinkles, as some have said. One's face
must be dirty indeed to need any such
heroic treatment, and a sensitive skin is
sure to be injured, not benefited, thereby.
Should you try Cleopatra's remedy, don't
make the mistake that an acquaintance of
mine did. She wrote the prescription and
sent i: to a well-known druggist, but
whether her chirography was at fault, or
the man of pills did not see straight that
day— benzine was sul>stituted for benzoin,
with most disastrous results.
At tiiis season of the year persons who
are troubled with freckles are hunting
high and low for things to prevent or
eradicate those pests. It is no alleviation
to one's misery to be told that those
beauty-killers attack only the most deli
cate i-kii.s, and that men believe the mast
lovable L'irls are those who freckle — even
the consolations of religion fail to console
when one's countenance is covered with
brown patrhf that look like small buck
The very best remedy for freckles Is,
first, to take as good care of the skin as
yon can, oonsistentlr with "a good time"
(the hater being of decidedly more im
jwrtance) — that is, to wear veils when
possible and hats that shade the face, so
that when boating, fishing, picnicing, etc.,
the sun will not smile too fervently opon
you ; and then to use the " virginal milk "
A good thing for skins that are inclined
to be rough and dry is a warm bath, into
which an ounce of pure glycerine has been
poured, taken once or twice a week. Of
course the bath in question means for the
whole body, and that amount of glycerine
is sufficient for several gallons of water. I
have never tried it myself, but am sol
emnly assured by those who have that a
few such baths are warranted to nuke a
skin like buckram soft and smooth as a
baby's. But don't try it on the face, unless
you mean to retire from the world for a
time, or to go all summer as closely veiled
as the Sultana— because the glycerine
opens the pores and softens the skin to
such a marvelous extent that every va
grant zephyr or ijhot of a sunbeam will
leave its brown stain upon you, and pre
pare the way for numberless freckles and
The best thins fur the face, hands and
neck in summer-time, to give tone to the
complex iou and make it resist outside in
fluences, us well as to keep it soft and
white, is to bathe them in tepid water, to
whirl; has been added a little common
vinegar. This remedy, which should be
used about once in two or_ three days, is
mentioned in the oldest toilet hooks, and
was in ureat favor away back in the time
of the Stuarts.
For the 'Summer girl," and her equally
unoccupied mamma, who are sitting on
verandas and lawns and swinging in ham
mocks, these long, bright days, there is
plenty of occupation more pleasant and
profitable than eternal novel-reading, that
may projwrly come under the head of
ncK-urs for utnoax hours.
Since the button-craze has so burdened :
our maids and matrons, no end of conge- j
nial occupation may be found in painting
or otherwise decorating those costly ap- j
pentlages to the toilet. To those who are ,
arti~ts, even in a small way, the big, plain
white buttons of common porcelain pre
sent unlimited possibilities of the most in
viting character. Tint the ground of them
i!i corre.-ponil with that of the gown they
are goinn on. and then put upon it the :
figure of the design in the goods, as nearly j
as you can ivipy it. For example : Sup- j
pose your .-esthetic tea-gown is old-rose or |
faded-blue in color, with a leaf or spray of
flowers, or scroll-patterns upon it, you see
how easy it would be to duplicate the de- j
sign upon the buttons.
Or, if you know how, you may paint a !
more elaborate set at very small expense ;
and with much pleasure to yourself, which, '
if bought at a high-art store would cost a I
great deal of money. For one pocket you j
SACRAMENTO SUNDAY UNION.
may have a moonlight scene at sea: and
for the other a gallant in knee-breeches
and lace ruffles bending before some lady
fair. Your monogram may hold a post of
honor somewhere, and the pictured faces
of Marie Antoinette and other court beau
ties and elebrities. You know it is the
hight of fashion to wear harlequin sets
of button? — that is, those that are no two
alike, except in size — the more bizarre
and mismatcd the better, providing their
colors do not "swear at one another " as
the French say.
For rustic uses, buttons of nat ural wood
are bought plain and then are carved or
hand-painted liy the genius of the family.
The so-called " cameo-buttons " are carved
on pieces of abalone or conch-shell, and
landscapes an usually introduced, either
in painting or carving. Mrs. Cleveland
occasionally wears such a set, which were
one of the gifts of her last birthday.
There are six of them about the size of
half-dollars, and she wears them ou a
Louis XV. coat of dark brocade.
For their tennis gowns yonng ladies
paint sets of buttons adorned with the par
ticular tlowers that stand for the letters of
their names. Alice, for instance, adorns
her buttons with the anemone, the laurel
and the ivy, while Mary " would not be
seen" unless herj..( t-buttons displayed
the marigold, the rose i .id the yarrow.
As to the number of buttons one should
wear, that is lett to the discretion of the
wearer. They will probably never again
be used quite as lavishly as in the time of
Edward 1., when even the servants went
be-buttoned from top to toe.
" Now the horse-clnwcss, clothed in pride,
They butk them in buuons as if kweiea bride."
A few buttons of value add much more
to the distinction of a dress than could any
number of an inferior quality. Four really
good ones is quite sufficient, while six is
perhaps the most usual number with
dressy women, and fifteen is as many as a
handsome gown, utilizing all its opportu
nities, can possibly stand. They may vary
in size, from a copper cent to a silver doi
la». If the large pocket-tops are worn
(which are not so common for summer
fabrics as are heaver winter goods), one or
two buttons may be put upon each. Some
times a button is used to fasten the sleeve
putl' at the shoulder, or two or three are
sewn on the coat-tails behind.
Besides the button fad, a great many
things are being made nowadays with
ropes and fish-lines, instead of with the
wools and silks and floss that were erst the
fashion for fancy work. A rope portiere
is easy to make and very pretty. Cut the
rope in lengths to reacn from the pole to
within six inches of the floor and attach
each length to a ring. Make a tassel at
the lower end by fringing out about eight
inches of the rope and tying a knot above.
Variety may be afforded by using alternate
lengths of rope, or arranging them in
graduated lengths, to form points at the
bottom. This makes a really artistic
portiere and the expeiue is trifling. It
needs no looping, but looks better hanging
perfectly straight, and can be parted any
where, like those made of beads and Jap
For a fish-line portiere, measure the
opening of your doorway, have a slender
strip of pine to fit it filled with small
I hook.-, from which your cords will depend.
j Now all you have to do is to get some bam
boo cut into short lengths, and some ounces
of glass beads of various colors and string
them on the lines. Out on Long Island
there is a country cottage owned by a
young woman. Her wood-work is oiled
pine, her walls are tinted cream and terra
cotta. Indian red and olive beads, strung
so as to form broad and narrow bands of
colors, form her curtains and doors. With
larger beads and shorter pieces of bamboo
she has wrought her monogram in the
middle at the top of portieres, au'l each
string of the fish-line upon which they are
strung is terminated by a tiny bell, so that
all comings and goings are heralded by a
TID-BITS FOB THE TABLE
Is a topic upon which we are all interested,
especially those sensible and practical
members of the sisterhood who, whatever
their wealth and social position, still like
to suj>erintend their domestic affairs like
the wise woman of Scripture whoj'looketh
well to the ways of her household.'' Just
now summer desserts are the question,
when pastries and puddings are too heavy
for hot weather. Ices are the most refresh
ing and healthful desserts for miilsuramer,
and quite as economical as any other, and
certainly very liule trouble to prepare, if
one has ■ patent freezer. The old-fash
ioned freezers were slow in performing
their work, hut ■with the patent contriv
ance a few moments will make the dainti
est ice going. One miy thus prepare des
sert early in the day, and set it away till
required, whether the dinner be at noon
For fruit creams, 1* sure to get thor
oughly ripe but sound fruit. For family
use, half milk and half cream, or even
good rich milk, will answer as well as to
use all cream. Scald the milk or cream,
dissolving the sugar in it. When ready to
freeze it should be poured into the can and
cooled. The ice should then be pounded
in a coarse sack and put into the Ireezer
bucket with alternate layers of rock salt.
A four-quart cream freezer will require
about five pounds of ice and one quart of
salt. It is not best to freeze fruits too
fast. Fruit water-ices require longer time
than creams to freeze. Alter freezing all
ices are improved by being set away sev
eral hours to mellow. For company din
ners and extra occasions the ices may be
molded into various handsome designs,
which make attractive table ornaments.
The following are all novel and delicious
Pare two dozen ripe, soft peaches and
remove the stones. Pound the kernels to
a paste and mix with two pound* ot sugar.
Pour over a quart of water, and boil five
minutes. Strain, and cool and add to it
the peaches well mashed. Put into a
freezer and freeze.
Whip to a froth a quart of swee'^od
cream and half a pint of mashed straw
berries, mix carefully, pour into an ice
cream mold, cover, pack id ice and freeze
< HKRRY ICE.
Stone and mash a quart of cherries ;
boil a pound of sugar and a pint of wafer
together; let it cool, pour in the cherry
juice anr 1 freeze.
KKOZEN MIXED KUVIT-.
Mash one pint of red currants, raspber
ries and strawberries each ; add a pound
■ and one-half of sugar, and thejuioe of two
lemons. Let it stand one hour, pour over
it a pint of ice-water, stir, put into a
freezer and freeze.
< I UKANT HE.
Add a pint of ret! currant juice to a
quart of syrup. Freeze.
Cover half a cup of gelatine with half a
cup of cold water; work one hour, then add
half a cup of boiling water and stir until
j dissolved. Whip the juice of twelve or
anges with a pound of sugar ; beat the
j yolk of six eggs very light ; whip a quart
i of cream ; mix all together ; let it stand on
ice until it begins to thicken ; pour into
the freezer and freeze.
Chop any candied fruit into small pieces:
freeze a quart of lemonade; remove the
I dasher, stir in the fruit ; beat thoroughly,
j cover and stand away for two hours.
To one quart of red raspberries add a
] pound of sugar, the juice of two lemons
j and a pint of boiling water. Let stand an
I hour, squeeze and strain ; turn into the
! freezer and freeze. Strawberries, black
; berries, currants, gooseberries, or any other
small fruit may be used in the same way.
SACRA3IEXTO, CAL., STJXDAY MORXIXCi, JULY 28, ISB9.
AMONG HIGH KICKERS.
PECULIAR METHODS OF TEACHING
FANCY STAGE DANCING.
School Girls in Nadjy Toga— How the
Muscles and Joints are
Among some unpretentious dwellings on
West Twenty-second street, New York,
there is one in which dwells a woman fa
mous among the theatrical profession as an
instructress in stage dancing, and endless
numbers of bright and clever comediennes
who delight audiences by their graceful
terpsichorean feats to-day owe the perfect
ness of their art to this clever little wo
man, whom, for convenience, we will call
by her stage Dame, Mine. Alvini. She
was once a danseuse herself, and all the
theater-goers will remember the cleverness
of the woman. A feminine reporter of
one of the enterprising dailies gives the
following account of the exercises^at Mme.
Alvini's school :
I accepted an invitation from the
madame the other day to witness a class of
her pupils at work, and it struck me that
a description of my visit and the sights I
witnessed would make an interesting
morsel of literary food for the delectation
of the general public. I arrived at the
house a half an hour before the time set
for the two-hours' session to open, and sat
in the modestly furnished little parlor
chatting with the madame, who now and
then excused herself to answer a ring at
the door bell and to admit one of her
pupils. Finally, after the last one had been
admitted, I accompanied the instructress
to a large room on the third story, fitted
up for a class-room.
The room was devoid of furniture, but
for the presence of a piano, one chair and
a wooden structure about three feet high,
resembling in appearance a mason's h_rse.
Two rugs hung on ropes suspended from
the ceiling, and about the walls were va
rious arrangements and apparatus usually
found in gymnasiums. The floor was made
of parquet flooring, and ordinary tread
upon it resounded like the vibrations of a
drum head. I could hear the chattering
of female voices in an adjoining room, and
the little woman explained that her class
was preparing for their work by donning a
loose and cumberless uniform. I seated
myself in the one solitary chair by the
front window, and the madame left me
alone for a moment while she, too, pre
pared for the ordeal.
Presently she returned clad in black
Nadjy tights, a short accordion-plaited
skirt, a black bodice cut exceedingly decol
lete, high-heeled shoes and a bewitching
smile. Her appearance recalled the days
when an audience would have gone in
raptures to see her appear before them in
such a rig. 1 remarked the quick change,
but she relieved my astonishment by say
ing that she "had them on all the time."
Going to the door, she called the class, and
from the inner room there appeared twelve
beautiful girls, ranging in age from 17 to
22. Their symmetrical forms were incased
in costumes after the fashion of the
madame. They did not seem to notice me
any more than if I had not been in the
room, but I took them in from head to foot,
and although a woman myself, I could not
hut admire the twelve pairs of well-filled
hose presented to my view. The shape! v,
well-molded limbs in variegated hose, pro
truding from beneath an many diflerently
colored skirts, flitted before me like a con
tinual kaleidoscope. Their merry laughter
and smiling faces, their happy dis(>osition
and the hearty manner in which they en
tered into their work delighted me beyond
expression, and I was on the verge of ask
ing for a suit of the toga in order to par
ticipate in their seeming abandon, when
the madame called, "Attention." A wrin
kled old dame appeared, and seating her
self at the piano struck up a lively air.
Four of the girls who formed the mo3t ad
vanced class took the floor and faced the
instructress. At a certain point in the
music they all began to dance, the four
pupils keeping their eyes fastened intently
on the madame, whose pretty limbs and
tiny feet tripped the light fantastic in sim
ple and graceful gyrations.
It was not the clumsy dance of a bevy
of ill-trained chorus 'iris, but the fancy
dance that has it; exponents in Lettv
Lind and Sylvia Gray, Minnie Palmer
and hosts of others. For fully five min
utes this quartet of feminine beauty fol
lowed tneir instructress in a most graceful
series of pirouettes, glides, unique toe and
limb movements, and concluded with com
mendable efUirts to kick holes in the high
ceiling. I was charmed, and could not
re>!>t applauding, which seemed to please
the girls and the madame as well. While
the madame was resting the remaining
eight girls, who had been looking on, be
gan a series of exercises on the gymnasium
paraphernalia. One little maid jumped
up and caught the rings, and after "skim
ming the cat," as the schedule calls it,
several times, backward and forward, put
one foot through one of the rings, and
holding on to the other rope with her
hands, made frantic efforts to touch the
lloor with the other foot. This the mad
ame explained to me was one of the meth
ods of practice for high kicking. Another
method was being exemplified by two
girl- who were at work on the "horse."
They stood at each end ot the animal, with
the left foot on the floor, while with but
apparently little effort they threw their
right leg in the air so that the foot paved
over the structure and landed beside the
other one. The left limb was then ele
vated and swung in the same way.
The most effective method to relax the
muscles for this line of dancing was l>eing
practiced by a youthful little aspirant in a
remote corner of the room. She had one
foot fastened in a loop of a rope, the end
of which was passed over a pulley block in
the ceiling. The other foot was flat on
the floor, with the toe slipped under a
small strap firmly secured there. The
other end of the rope was in her hands,
and the little miss was tugging away, and
at each pull the little foot in the' loop
gradually raised until the two legs formed
an angle of nearly ninety degrees. She
had been at this practice for several weeks,
and intended to pursue it until she could,
without the aid of a ".stretcher," kick over
a six-foot elevation. I spoke to the ma
dame about the danger of such violent
methods, but she assured me that such
feats are acquired by gradual practice,
and in this way the muscles become more
pliable and are capable of greater stretches.
Anothet aspirant rested on her armpits
between two horizontal jniles, an.l was
kicking away at a furious rate, limbering
up her knee joints and swaying her Nxlv
to and fro to acquire a graceful movement
of the hip joints. Occasionally she would
■wing her legs back far enough so that her
toe- would catch on the bars and then
bend her body down in the shape of a let
After a few minutes of this practice the
second class was called up and another
form of dancing indulged in. A short re
cess was taken, and then each of the girls
in turn stepped to tiie middle of the floor
and was taught step after step of a fancy
song and dance. This is tne hardest strain
upon the instructor, for every minute or
two she stops the pupil and dames the
step herself, and the pupil imitates her till
she gets it perfect.
The session was finally concluded, and
the girls returned to their rooms again to
don their street attire. I remained with
the i Madame a few moments, and finally
bade her good-day, for she seemed very
She gets from $5 to $10 per lesson, and
teaches a class three times a week. Aver
aging the payments at $7 per head, tuulti-
plied by seventeen, which is six months'
work, we find the madame's income to be a
cool $5,000, a very snug sum for very little
work, and considerably more than she
would get to-day from any theatrical man
ager. She says that both Kiralfys are
glad to get her pupils, and some of the
Casino girls have been at her school off
and on. She has had pupils all the way
from Chicago, and during the run of
the "Crystal Slipper" there furnished
all the dancers to Mananger Henderson.
In private life she is known as Mrs. For
Marion Crawford is described as a man
of really profound scholarship.
Iron Eagle Feather, a Sioux Indian, has
just completed the scientific course at Dick
Queen Victoria is the richest woman in
the British kingdom. She has accumu
lated a fortune of §20,000,000.
The descendants of Rebecca Nourse, who
was hanged as a witch in 1792, had a re
union in Danvers. Mass., recently.
Lucas Silva, who was a doctor in the
Independence Army of Bolivia, is still
alive. He has reached his 129 th year.
Professor Huxley has never entirely re
covered from the effect of a blood-poison
ing contracted during his first post-mor
Lord Tennyson is to receive $1 ,000 for
the poem he is now writing. His first ac
cepted poem brought him the munificent
sum of ten shillings.
Julian Hawthorne says he did not write
any of the " Arthur Richmond" letters in
the North American Eeiieii; and, what is
more, didn't read them.
J. Stanley Brown, Garfield's Private Sec
retary, who married Miss Mollie Garfield,
is to settle down in Washington, and in
tends to practice law there.
Prince Nicholas, of Montenegro, re
cently had his Minister of Public Instruc
tion flogged with birch rods for tampering
with the State archives.
Augustus E. Cazuran, the New York
journalist and playwright, who died last
winter, is also said to have written the
" Arthur Richmond" letters.
Rev. Dr. W. H. Campbell, who has just
resigned the pastorate of his church in
Trenton, in his 83d year, was formerly
President of Kutgers College.
Ex -Governor Oden Bowie, of Maryland,
whose face has been seen at nearly every
race run on the Washington track since the
war. is about to retire from the turf.
The celebrated French artist, Meisson
ier, who is 78 years old, is shortly to be
married to Mile. Besancon, sister of his
lawyer, and his housekeeper for the last
Governor Lee, of Virginia, is said to
have accepted the superintendence of the
Lexington Military Institute. His term
of oflic.e as Governor expires on the Ist of
Walt Whitman thus refers to his health
in a recent letter : " I am easier and rather
better these days, and am wheeled out in a
strong willow chair every day. But lam
a sad old wreck."
The Queen Regent of Spain is an ex
pert embroiderer, and has done some re
markably beautiful work with her needle.
Many of the dresses of the infant King
are the product of her hands.
Queen Olga, of Greece, is a sovereign
possessing many charming domestic quali
ties. She has many accomplishments, and
can supervise the cooking of a dinner or
trim a bonnet with equal skill.
It is said that tue wife of Count Tols
toi, the Russian novelist, is staying at At
lanta City. She has come to this country
to look after the interests of her husband's
novels and works on religious subjects.
In attendance at the funeral of Mrs.
Hayes at Fremont, Ohio, were twenty-one
out of the twenty-four persons who were
guests at the White House on December
00, 1577, when Mr. and Mrs. Hayes cele
brated their silver wedding.
Ex-President Grover Cleveland i» act
ing as referee in a suit involving about
$30,000 between Geo. B. I'helps, a wealthy
retired capitalist and railroad contractor,
of Watertown, N. V., and C. 11. Venner, a
prominent banker and broker of New York
Mia Mary Wanamaker, the Postmaster-
General's daughter, will make her debut
in Washington society next fall. She is
not yet out of her teens, but is an accom
plished and beautiful girl. She has had
the training of an excellent education and
is skilled in music and languages.
The Washington correspondent of the
St. Louis (Uobe-Democrat says : A. W. Ly
man, who has been the Washington corre
spondent of the New York Hun lor the
past six years, has purchased the Helena
iM. T.i Independent. The Btdtptadent is
the organ of the Territorial Democracy.^
The Count De Vehrney, of Paris, now
visiting in St. Louis, is the crandson of
the late General William S. Harney. The
Count is a thorough Parisian in manners
and appearance. The object of his trip to
America is to secure his interest, which
amounts to one third, in his grandfather's
A New York paper published by col
ored men for colored men, expresses the
hope that Frederic Douglass will not go to
Havti. Its reaso&l are that he is too old
for the work, doesn't know international
law, doesn't speak French, and is entitled
to something better than a third-rate miss
Queen Victoria entered upon the fifty
third year of her reign on June 20th, hav
ing succeeded to the throne on the 20th of
June, 1537, on the death of her uncle,
King William IV. This length of reign
has been exceeded only in England. Henry
11. reigned for fifty-six years and George
111. for nearly sixty years.
11. Ward Leonard, the new General
Manager of the United States Edison Man
ufacturing Company, is a young man not
yet 30. He was an assistant under Mr.
Edison six years ago with a nominal sal
ary, but his income from his present posi
tion is greater that of the ordinary bank
President. He was graduated from the
Boston Institute of Technology in 1883.
Colonel Dorm Piatt, says the Washing
ton Punt, is engaged in writing a religious
novel, and expects to have it ready for
publication in a few months. It will be
entitled " Rev. Melancthon Poundex," and
will lie directly opposite to "Robert Els
mere." He is als> engaged, he says, with
Henry CUt, a member of General Thomas'
staff, iv writing a history of the General's
ON THE LAWN.
She's fairer than a lily.
And she's sweeter than a rose.
And the fen cks the neighbors silly
Wheu she wields the garden hose.
She lifts her skirls from danger
With her left band, wbi c her right
lirnsps the nnzz c. and the granger
liets a very pleading sight.
For she's always fresh and rosy.
And sheseemsso sweet and fair,
As she sprinkles < ye y posy
Wilh the most impartial care.
Th-> nciuhlKiTs' eyes all twinkle
And their interest daily grows,
For thoy lik» to ccc her spriukle,
Aud they like to see the hose.
— Somarille Journal.
An alligator and an English sparrow
were seen to engage in a battle near Da
rien, Fla., the other day. The alligator
provoked the fight by snapping at the
bird, which, in turn, flew furiously at its
ugly antagonist, aiming with precision at
the saurian's eyes. The alligator finally
gave up the contest and sought safety from
the sparrow's attacks by hiding itself un
The world's coinage for ISSS was £55,
--500,529, against £56,720,000 in ISB7.
CLOUGH 'S BEAR.
AN INTERESTING EXPERIENCE IN THE
Wilh Incidental References to Throe
Other Bears and a liuii-louil of
[Harrisburg corres jxmdence New York Sun.]
The country around Beamis lake, in the
southern part of Potter county, has always
been a favorite haunt of black bears, its
character being especially adapted to their
habits, and affording them choice feeding
places and safe retreats in all sea
sons. So far this season they have seemed
to be around in larger numbers than usual.
Every day or two reports have come to
the village of bears being seen by lumber
men and farmers, craning roads and fields
on their way to favorite foraging quarters,
and even appearing in gardens. During
the past two weeks several have been
prowling around in the neighborhood of
James dough's clearing, and a number of
sheep have disappeared.
A few days ago Clotigh was at work in a.
field near his house and saw a big bear
walking along in the public road. It was
headed directly for dough's house,
dough started on a run by a short cut for
the house, and, looking back after he ar
rived there, saw the bear still slouching
along that way. dough has a gun that lie
uses now and then for small game, but he
had no shot larger than bird shot. He
loaded his gun with bird shot, and as the
bear came along by the house, within
twenty feet of the door, dough lired at it.
The bear Stopped, took a good look at the
man with the gun, and then proceeded on
its journey as if nothing had happened,
and disappeared in the woods a couple of
hundred yards down the road.
The dough household was still in a
state of excitement over the appearance of
the bear in such an impudent manner on
their very threshold, when the report of a
gun was heard off in the direction the
bear had taken, and a few minutes later a
dog came tearing up the road and rushed
past the house as if the old boy was after
him, and was soon lost to sight in the dust
he raised. Soon after the dog disappeared
from the astonished gaze of dough a sec
ond report of a gun came from the woods.
"That bear is having some fun wilh
somebody," said the farmer.
Taking his own gun, he hurried toward
the spot whence the sound of the shooting
had come. A short distance in from the
road he came upon Albert Mason and
Buckalcw Fry, two young men, employes
of a neighboring saw-mill. They were
both very pale and very hot ami very
much frightened. Near where they stood
lay a big bear. The bear was dead.
"Hah, ha-h-! " exclaimed farmer
dough. '" You've killed him, hey? I
gave him a shot myself as he sneaked by
my house up yonder a few minutes ago."
"1 guess you didn't give this bear a
shot," said one of the young men, "for he
isn't a he, and he didn't sneak by your
house up yonder, for we followed "him all
the way up from the mill down yonder.
He's a she, and there are two cubs that be
long to her somewhere around here in the
Then the young hunters told how they
had happened to be connected with the
taking of the bear. They had seeu her
and her two cubs crossing the road leading
in' the sawmill. There had been a bear
prowling around the mill settlement for
two weeks, carrying off sheep, and believ
ing this to be the one Mason and Fry re
solved to give it a chase, although they
had never had any experience with bears,
being new comers in the district. They
borrowed a gun and a dog and started after
the bear. They got ahead of the bear in
some way, for when they had reached
the spot where they finally came in con
tact with the bear, and were holding a con
sultation behind a clump of scrub oaks,
they discovered the bear, followed by the
cubs, coming along toward them over the
same course they had taken. The dog sprang
out in the opening when the bears made
their appearance, and bristling up, ran
fiercely to interrupt the progieaa of the
animals. The moment the old bear saw
the dog she rushed toward him with say
age growls and open jaws. The dog had
evidently not expected such a receptiwn,
for he turned and broke from the woods
like a streak of lighting, and didn't come
back. The bear stopped and looked sur
prised herself at the sudden retreat of the
dog, and then the procession again moved.
The tierce front the bear had displayed
rather cooled the ardor of the hunters, and
they were half inclined to return home,
but the old bear offered such a fair shot
that it did not seem possible that she
couldn't be killed instantly. So Fry,
who had the gun, concluded to blaze away.
The bear dropped on her side, and Mason and
Fry, nut supposing for a second that she
hadn't been killed, rushed out to capture
the two cubs. Bat the old bear wasn't
dead enough to look on and see her young
ones molested, and she jumped up ar.d
made a rush for the two hunters. Fry
broke in one direction and Mason in an
other. Fry being the nearer to her, she
followed him. He tired his second barrel,
but in his excitement shot wild. The hear
was so close to him that he yelled lustily
for help. Mason returned, and with a club
belabored the bear in the rear until she
turned from Fry upon him. He kept her
engaged until Fry managed to reload his
gun, when the latter placed the muzzle al
most against the bear's ear and ended
the fight by putting a charge clear through
"Well, I wonder where my bear is, then,"
said Farmer dough, after this recital,
which seemed to disappoint him. "My
bear's around in the woods here, some
where," he declared.
But a long and thorough search revealed
neither the whereabouts of Clough's bear
nor the hiding place of the dead bear's
cubs, which had made off during the
mother's desperate defense of them.
Mason and Fry got a ride for their bear
on a lumber wagon that happened to come
along, and Clougli returned home, still
speculating on what had become of his
bear, and offering to bet himself that when
they dressed Mason and Fry's bear they
would find a load of bird-shot iv it. The
next day was Sunday. Along in the fore
noon Farmer Clough sat at a back window
of his house reading, when he looked out
of the window, and startled his family by
jumping and exclaiming :
" There's that aggravatin' bear now.' 1
Sure enough, out in the bean patch, not
more tban til ty yards from the house, was
a bear, busying himself with tearing up
the bean vines and eatins the roots.
Clough went to the door, shook his news
paper violently at the liear, and shouted
at him to scare him away. Hut the bear
scarcely looked up and kept right on with
his despoiling of the bean patch. It
wasn't so much that it was Sunday that
Farmer Clough was reluctant to go out
and smite the heir, but because he was a
little shaky about the efficiency of bird
shot. Finally his wife, who hadn't
planted those beans for ths benefit of va
mal liears and couldn't think of letting
thorn go in that way, asked the farmer why
a handful or so of carpet tacks projected
into a bear by an active load of powder
wouldn't be apt to disturb his vitality
somewhat. Farmer Clough siid it cer
tainly ought to and he poured a good old
faehioned charge of powder into his gun,
which only had one barrel, and rammed
home on top of it the greater part of a six
cent paper of tacks. Thus armed he went
out to do violence to the bear.
It might have been that the bear was
the one that Farmer Clough had fired at
the day before, and recognising the man
and the gun treated them with contempt,
or it might have beer, that the succulent
Wan vine roots were too great a luxury to
be hastily given up, for the bear did" not
move away or pay any attention to the ap
proaching farmer. Clough ventured within
fifty feet of the bear and then opened his
battery uiwn him. The noise was great,
and when the smoke cleared away the
farmer's wife noticed that both the farmer
and the bear were stretched on thecround,
the former ten feet back from where he
stood when he fired, and the bear right
where he hail been pulling up the vines.
Mrs. Clough ran out expecting to find her
husband dead, but before she reached him
he rose caressing his right shoulder and
ga/.ing about him in a dazed sort of way.
"Mother," said he to his wife, "if them
carpet tacks is as widespreadin' in their
front action as they be powerful in their
back action, that bear '11 drop into pieces
no bigger than fish bait when we pick him
It wasn't quite as bad as that. The car
pet tacks had shown their widesprcadini:
capacity to be considerable, though, for
when the bear came to be dressed carpet
tacks were found gtickingin his heart like
pins in a cushion, while the general dis
tribution of them extended from his snout
to his tail. Farmer Cloueh had been a
little too liberal with his ammunition for
the caliber of the gun, and his farm work
will have to lie done by others for a week
or two. But he got his beat.
SAID IN FUN.
One swallow doesn't make a summer,
but several swallows often make a fall.
The modern policeman is the great
apostle of progress. His watchword is,
Corwigger — "My doctor's bill was some
thing enormous." Brown — "So you didn't
have your pains for nothing."
Guest — "Waiter, give me a bottle of
Chateau Lafitte." Waiter— -"Sorry, sir.
but we have used up all the labels." — Teztu
When the grave digger was asked how
he found life, he replied that he didn't lee
much of it around where he worked.
— Roebetter Expn .-.-■.
"What do you think, Chappie, six of
my creditors were at the house at one
time this morning?" "That was a regular
owe-vation, old fel'." — Time.
Farmer's wife — "Why do you get up
and leave that piece of steak ?" Tramp —
"1 didn't ask for work ma'am: I asked for
something to eat." — Burlington Free Pros.
Parkson— "l'll bet 50 cents that Mel
ville's girl has jilted him."' Kichford
— "What makes you think so?"' Parkaon
— "Why, he's out under the trees looking
for that pipe he threw away last month."
Keenly — 'There's a young man who is
going to the dogs rapidly." Sharply —
'What's the matter with "him?" Keenly
—"He's trying to satisfy an appetite for
wine on an income for beer." — Commercial
Omaha Sprig — "Your wife has very
large hands, hasn't she?" Mr. Deadweight
— "No; about the average size. Why do
you ask?'' Omaha Sprig— "Well, I heard
pa say she has had an elephant on her
hand-, ever since she was married." — Oma
De Smythe— "There was only one thing
I ever asked of De Jones that lie refused."
Merritt— "I'm surprised to hear that, for
he's very generous; it must have been
something unreasonable." De Smythe
— "1 asked him for some money he had
A schoolboy getting his lunch prepared
for him by his granny, looked up in the old
woman's face, and said — " ( irannie, do your
specks magnify ." " Oh, yes," said the old
lady, " they magnify a little." " Ah, weel,"
returned the lad, " I wad jist like if ye
wad tak' them aff when ye're cuttiu' my
Johnny had just been trounced. As he
left the paternal presence he beheld,
through his tears, the family cat cleansing
its fur, cat fashion, with its tongue. "Ma,"
blubbered the youngster, " I'd like to be
that cat for about tive minutes." " Why '.'■'
asked his mother. " So's 1 could lick" my
pa." — Philath Iphia Pre.w.
Mrs. Soke — "This drinking habit of
yours is utterly inexcusable. For my part,
1 can't see what you men find that is so
pleasant in your glass." Mr. Soke — "My
dear, you should remember that if you do
not see anything attractive in your glass,
it doesn't follow that I find no pleasure in
mine." — .Boston Transcript.
" Young man," said the rich member of
the church to the young pastor, "you
onglit to have been a pugiiist instead of a
preacher." "Why? I don't understand
you, sir," replied the minister, who was
naturally shocked and pained. "The ex
planation is simple ; it is very desirable in
a pugilist to be long-winded."
Friend — "What's the matter? You
look as if you were in bad humor." Chronic
Kicker — "I am in a bad humor, and I have
good cause for it." "What is it?" "This
morning something occurred to worry me,
but I was interrupted and I have been tin
able all day long to rememember what it
was." — Philadelphia Sanduy Item.
Neighbor Boy — "Ma said she'd lick me
if I didn't ask your forgiveness. She's
watching me from the window; so out
with it or I'll thump you when I catch
you alone." Our Boy — "'Well, Til forgive
you till my big brother gets home, and
then if you know when you're well off
you'll stay mighty close to your own
Old Mr. Stetson— "You sent your little
boy over to borrow mv engraving of 'The
Prodigal Son?" Old Mr. Harcom— "Yes,
I'm going to have a little celebration at
the house tonight." "Would it be imper
tinent in me to inquire what the little
celebration is to be like?" "Not at all.
My son Jim is coming back from Okla
homa." — Time*.
Proud father — " Goin' ter start 'r church
and Sunday-school, are ye ? I've cot two
mighty eood boys wat'll do for yer Bible
class. They never told a lie in their lives
— here they come now. Boys, where did
yer git that fowl ?" The good boys —
" Stold it." Proud father — " See, parson !
Er lie couldn't live in them boys' mouths."
She ordered a fowl for a grand dinner
and made the cook bring his purchase for
inspection. She examined it, tossed her
head discontentedly and said : "It is a
poor looking thing !" "Oh, mum !" said
the cook, "when it is fixed up with truf
fles it will look entirely different. Just
like when yon put on your diamonds,
mum !" — Ntm Letter.
One of the funniest things that has hap
pened in Greenville, Term., for some time
was the shooting of a negro the other night
by a policeman. The cop blazed away at
the man and shot him in the elbow, the
ball glancing and striking the negro in the
cheek. As he spit the ball out he said :
" hook heah, white man, you quit dat
shootin' at me; fus" thing yuh knows yuh
gwinter brake some 'spectable pusson's
A (.leorgia paper is responsible for the
following: '"A farmer near Hilton hired
a very inexperienced boy to help him
■boot the place. One morning he told the
lad to salt the calf in the pasture. The
boy took about a quart of salt, rubbed it
all over the calf, working it into the hair.
A pang of colts in the pasture scented the
salt and got after the calf. They licked
the hair all off the calf's back, and tried
to lick the hide off too. The farmer tried
to catch the calf to wash it, but the crea
ture thinking he wanted to lick too kept
ont of the way. The boy and the calf
and the farmer are all "very unhappy.
The colts are the only ones that got any
fuu out of it.
MUSIC AND DRAMA.
GLIMPSES OF LIFE BEFORE AND BE
HIND THE CUETAIN.
Slu- Never Wore Tight*— Mu\eiii<nts af Urn
lVopir of Om Bias* '" AB
Mis Grade Wade, the young Brooklyn
actress, who has gained considerable :-.ot<>
riety through her suit ■gainst ■ Cigarette
firm lor (10,060 tor alleged libel in ( ircn
lating photographa representing her in
tights, was seen at the office of her lawyer,
in Brooklyn, anil said :
"About two years ago I was astonished
and shocked beyond measure to receive a
picture of myself, taken in tights, from a
friend, who wrote a very sarcastic letter
about my appearing in public in such a
costume. I have never worn tights on or
off the stage, and repudiated the picture,
but not very successfully, as the face was
surely mine. Anthony ComstDck, to whom 1
went, ascertained that mine was i composite
picture. 1 have since found the picture in
many cigar stores from Maine to.Califor
nia, and on the advice of my friends 1
have brought the suit for damages."
Mis-. Wade, who is a bright, vivacious
girl, with light brown hair, blue eyes and
graceful figure, said she was glad of the
opportunity to correct some highly m>ii-:i
tional accounts regarding herself which
have appeared in various newspapers since
the suit was begun.
"I am a Brooklyn girl," she said, with
an engaging smile, -ami live on Brooklyn
Heights With my mother, who is a widow.
She was a member of Plymouth Church,
1 attended the Plymouth Sunday-school.
The way I come to be an artless was this:
When a little girl 1 recited seme little
tiling at an entertainment given by the
Sunday-school. It so happened that G. ( .
Howard of ' Uncle Tom's Cabin ' fame was
present, and \v;is very much pleased with
my manner. He was in need of a little
girl to play the part of Eva, and induced
my mother to allow me to essay the role.
I did so well that Mr. Howard sent my
mother a check for $2~> for my week's
work, or pleasure, as I considered it, and
she was induced to allow me to continue
the part on condition that he would allow
her to accompany me and to pay her ex
penses. That is the way 1 came to be an
actress. 1 have played in Brooklyn a num
ber of times, and was a member of Pa,,
Bully's company during the past season. 1
don't believe in wearing tights. A woman
who appears before the public in tights
lose- a certain amount of her modesty, I
don't care how modest a woman may be.
I was taught when a child that it was un
ladylike to esposeone's charms, and I now
believe it is immodest. There are some
very nice women on the stage who wear
tights, but for my part I don't see how
they can do it. A girl cannot allord to
have herself photographed in tights. Sup
posing she chooses, for some reason, to
leave the stage and marry a gentleman of
refinement, don't you imagine it would be
very disagreeable for some of their ac
quaintances to run across her photograph
in indecent attire?
" These business men don't think of the
harm they do us BCtieama with those pho
tographs. I don't think one-half of the
girls whose pictures you see in cigar stores
ever consented to have them taken or made
a composite of. I have brought suit to
see if there is no protection for hard-work
ing actresses of pure habits against such
HOW ALKPED KLEIN KAK.VED A DOLLAR.
Alfred Klein, who made a hit a.s Peli
can in McCaull's revival of "Falka" a few
seasons ago, is an Englishman by birth,
and about fifteen years ago was a wander
ing street singer. ' He drifted to Saratoga,
where his really good voice, together with
his spirit of manly independence, secured
for him favors not usually accorded others
in his line. While Klein was in Saratoga
the Heuforth rowing crew came from Eng
land and were defeated on Saratoga lake
by the famous Ward brothers. This
roused the English blood in Klein and
he issued a challenge, which resulted in a
race in mud scows across the Narrows at
Saratoga lake, between some boys for a
silver cup bought by local sportsmen.
Klein won the race and was very proud of
his. victory. lie claimed that his trophy
was the first cup ever won on American
waters by an Englishman.
There were plenty of sporting men who
were amused by the boy's talk, and par
ticularly so by his opinion of Tom Sayers,
the English pugilist. One day Klein ex
pressed himself rather forcibly about
John Morrissey as a fighter, and his hear
ers said that he would not dare to talk in
that strain to Morrissey's fare. Klein said
he would, and to prove it the entire party
went to Morrissey's house a few blocks
away. While Klein went to the door, the
sports waited near by for the outcome.
Mr. Morrissey came to the door, and
looked down in surprise at the boy.
"Well, my little man, what can I do for
you?" he asked.
"Mr. Morrissey," said Klein, "I was
talking with some men down here and I
said that I thought Tom Sayers was a bet
ter man than you. They said I did not
dare to tell you so. Now, Mr. Morrissey, I
think you are a pretty good man, but I
do think that Tom Sayers could lick
Morrissey laughed outright, gave Klein
a dollar and was the latter* friend ever
I cam* across a trio of reminiscent man
agers the other night just in time to hear
the following, which the narrator. Ben
Stern, of the Carleton company, sf ys he
has never seen in print :
"Andy MeKaye was managing 'The
Seven Ravens ' when they got stranded in
Chicago. He didn't lose "his appetite over
the event, however, and he sat in a res
taurant eating one night, when Wainratta,
the rope-walker, who was one of the com
pany, came in in great distress and asked
MeKaye how on earth he was to get back
to Kew York. It was the first time he
was ever stuck in this way, and hecouldn't
stay in Chicago and starve.
" ' Well, there's nothing to keep you
from going back to New York,' said Me-
Kaye ; ' the company's broken up and the
way is open.'
"'But, great heavens, I haven't a
" ' Now, look here,' said McKaye, 'aren't
you the greatest wire-walker in America?'
" 'Of course,' Wainratta said.
" 'Well, the.c are wires all the way
from here to New York. I'd advise you,
by the way, to travel at night — the tele
graph company charges only half rates
then.' " — Philadelphia Press.
A DRAMATIC CRITIC'S BOOK.
Leander Richardson, the editor of the
New York Dramatic Nem and Sporting Age,
who is one of the most widely known jour
nalists in the United States, has written a
new novel called "Lord Dunimersey,"
which is about to be published by John
Delay of New York. The book tells the
story of a bogus English lord in New
York, where he is petted, feted, and
assisted in his nefarious schemes by the
toadies of society, until he succeeds in sur
rounding himself with complications that
lead to his ruin. This personage, though
a rascal, is as plucky as they make them,
and is a picturesque and brilliant figure.
Maurice Barrymore, the well-known and
brilliant literateur and actor, says of Mr.
Richardson's story: "It is the best, most
powerful aud intensely dramatic tale I
have read in years, and it is absolutely
massfield's swelled head.
Just wander up Fifth avenue during one
of these hot July days anil you will notice
am* striking spectacle, 'it is Richard
MansbeM in a victoria drawn by a hand
some pair of bars. He always carries :i
white umbrella over his head, and the only
thing needed to complete the outrit is a
yellow dog umler the carriage. It is very
evident from the gorgeOßSU— of Mr.
Mansfield's attire that he did not adopt
the course | ie recommended to his
own company, and swim home from
England, since he became a tragedian the
manner of the once Modest parlor enter
tainer has changed greatly, and his ene
mies accuse him ot thinking he owns the
earth, ami has a 6 per cent. interest-War
ing mortgage on the rest of the Universe.
— Tfew York Star.
COLONKL TOM MAi.l IKK.
"Old Tom, ' as he is fondly termed by
all the members of the theatrical profes
sion, is seen on Broadway, New York,
every afternoon, presenting, if anything, a
more youthful appearance than" half the
young actors who frequent the "Upper Ri
In his day he was one of the wealthiest
and most successful theatrical managers in
the I nite.l States. Ail the great >tars,
from Frederick Cook and the late Kdwin
Forrest, down to Booth and Barrett, have
at gome time appeared under his manage
ment. Over thirty years ago "Tom" Ma
guire sp-.,,t a mil • of monej in oi
present to his patrons the famous Jenny
I.md. Although verging on to three
score years. he walks a: i.-.^i once a day
from Fiftieth street to Wall -tret anil
Miss Rose Coghlan is at Monterey.
Frederic de Belleville is in Berlin, (.ier
Ko.sina Yokes i- at Lake Uopatcong, the
guest of I.otta.
Ma/./.antini, the famous bull-fighter, was
once a tenor.
Laura Joyce Bell intends to star in com
edy next season.
The McCollin Opera Company are play
ing the Texas circuit.
"Bluebeard, Jr." is to have a long sea-
BOU at Nihlo's, New York.
Emma Abbott is in Uayreuth, Germany.
She sails for home August LOth.
Leona l>are, the queen of the air, is one
of the chief attractions in Paris.
Mi-s Alice King Hamilton is writing a
comedy to be called "A Vounir Man.
Madeline Schiller, the pianist, has re
turned from Australia, and will make her
home in I/ondon.
Miss Florence Thropp is enjoying her
self in London, where she has already
made many friends.
.1. M. Hill has a new dramatic prodigy
named Gladys Orme, whom he hopes will
eclipse Margaret Mather.
Mine. Adeline l'atti is expected at her
home. Craig-y-nos, August 20th, on her re
turn from South America.
I'llie Akerstrom will appear at McVick
ers, August 12th, in her own play, enti
tled "Annette, the Dancing liirl."
"Turtle" Jones, the pantwmimist, who
was iv this country with the llanlons, re
cently committed suicide iv London.
.lean de Rasske, the tenor, has been suf
fering from blood poisoning for some time
in consequence, of a bite from a favorite
Helen Bertram, who created the leading
role in "The King's Fool." has taken
Marion Manola's place with the McCaull
( >pcra Company.
The eutire book of Psalms ia being set
to music. Vincenzo Sasaroli, an ambitions,
inspired Italian, has undertaken to accom
plish the UM
Miss Adelaide .Moore, who will present
" The Love Story" at the Fifth Avenue
Theater on August 19th, is spending the
early summer in California.
Stuart Kobson first made a hit as Benja
min Jiowbell in "Buried Alive," Balti
more, 1557. Kobson is the only survivor
of the cxst of sixteen people.
Captain Alfred Thompson, of burlesque
fame, is to design the dresses for Dixey's
new piece, " .Seven Ages.'' Dixey L> summ
ering at Manihester-on-the-Sea.
Mir-s Alice Chandoe is in Paris, where
she will spend tlie summer, the guest of
her cousin, Coonteaa de la I >.irdye, who has
recently inherited a second large fortune.
J. K. Emmet has a big success in his
new play, " Uncle Joe," his New York sea
son of six weeks at the Fourteenth-street
Theater being the largest he ever played
in that city.
'"Joseph Lewis and Son" is the title of a
new play written by Charles Dickson. It
is a "Hebrew" drama, and will, it is said,
be presented in California, with M. B.
Curtis and Lewis Morrison in the cast.
Etelka Gerster is at Berlin, (iermanv,
and it is denied that she has lost her roice
entirely. She sang at a concert in Berlin
last week, for the benetitof the Johnstown,
Pa., flood sufferers, and raised 'ibout $400.
Neil Burgess is improving so satisfac
torily that the doctors think he will be
able to return to the stage in the fall. His
hands and legs were dreadfuily burned
by an explosion of chemicals four weeks
'•The Earl's Heir," the new play fer
Tommy Russell's starring tour, is byJohn
A. Harrington ("John Carboy"). In it
Master Kussell will assume the character
of two boys. It will be put on about Au
In the company to play "Richard III"
with Richard Mansfield, Madame Ponisi
will be the Duchess of York, Atkins Law
rence the Richmond, I). 11. Harkins the
Buckingham, and Miss Beatrice Cameron
the Lady Anne.
John R. Rogers has accepted for his
wife, Miss Minnie Palmer, a comedy en
titled "Behind the Scenes." The play is
by Messrs. Charles A. Byrne and Archi
bald Gunther, and will be given a trial in
London in December.
The local people who recently sang
"The Mikado" so successfully in this city
are organizing to give two light operas
early the coming fall. Charles A. Neale
is to be musical director, Maurice Hage
man stage manager, and Mrs. W. C.
Fitch is to manage the business affairs of
Thatcher. Primrose and AYest dissolve
partnership August 30th. Their business
in San Francisco was phenomenal. Next
season George Thatcher will join
Barney Fagan and organize a separate
troupe. Primrose and West will continue
their partnership, which has lasted so
many years, and organize their own new
Mrs. Scott-Siddons will give a series of
her dramatic recitals on the Pacific coast
this fall under the nianugetneut of Mr.
Fred Pelham. Her season will open at
Denver September 10th. All of the prin
cipal cities will be visited, including Sac
ramento, San Francisco, Portland, Ore.,
Victoria, B. ('., and she will return East
via the Northern and the Canadian Pacific
Railroads, closing her tour at Winnipeg.
Daniel Frohman's New York Lyceum
Theater Company played to large and de
liiihtod audiences in this city on Monday
and Tuesiay evening. The personnel of
the company is as follows: Herbert Kel
cey, Henry Miller, Nelson Wheatcroft,
Charles Walcot, < 'liarles Pi) I will Walter
Bellows, Fred. Tibbetts, W. J. LeMoyne,
and Georgia Cayvan, Grace Henderson,
Louise Dillon, Mrs. Charles Walcot, Mrs.
Thotnhs Whiffin, Olive Brooks.
Daring a short thunderstorm at Antrim,
Tioga county, Perm., recently, lightning
broke a telephone wire, turned one end
back and welded it solidly, making a loop.
It is said the weld was as j>erfect as any
expert could have made it.