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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 Sunday Union. 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 older, 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 flighted, Yet somehow or other we worry along. Every-day toil is an everyday blessing. Though Poverty's cottage and crust we may share: Weak is the back on which burdens are press ing, 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 lighter. 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 wheat cake:-. 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 " above mentioned. 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 wrinkles. 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 anese b:unboo. 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 musical tinkle. 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 or evening. 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 ices: ROSES PEACHES. 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. STRAWBERRY PARF.UT. 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 two honrs. < 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. OKAX(iE TOIKKI.K. 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. Trim Kiairri. 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. KA<rHKRRY ICE. 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. Evk's Great-Grkat- GIIAXM'AIGHTEE. 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 Limbered Ip. 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 ter "L"." 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 Bncfa fatigued. 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 tesque. PROMINENT PEOPLE. 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 inson College. 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 tem examination. 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 twenty years. 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 January, IS9O. 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 and Boston. 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 estate. 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 ion anyway. 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 life. 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 der water. The world's coinage for ISSS was £55, --500,529, against £56,720,000 in ISB7. CLOUGH 'S BEAR. AN INTERESTING EXPERIENCE IN THE PENNSYLVANIA BACKWOODS. Wilh Incidental References to Throe Other Bears and a liuii-louil of Carpet-tacks. [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 woods." 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 her head. "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 up" 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, "Move on." 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 Siftinga. 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 (•'•Hi lie. 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 ha World. 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 borrowed.' 1 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 piece." 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 house." 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." Muntetj's Weekly. 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 winder glass." 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 «>iiartcrs. y 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 outrages.'' 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 you." Morrissey laughed outright, gave Klein a dollar and was the latter* friend ever after. FRIENDLY ADVICE. 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 cent !' " ' 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 original." massfield's swelled head. Just wander up Fifth avenue during one NUMBER 11. 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 alto." 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 back. STACK Scrr-. Miss Rose Coghlan is at Monterey. Frederic de Belleville is in Berlin, (.ier tu.my. 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. Slave/ 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 cat. 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 ago. '•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 gust 19th. 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 the organization. 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 company. 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.