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The Topeka state journal. [volume] (Topeka, Kansas) 1892-1980, January 07, 1896, Image 6

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nventory Sale Bargains.
$100 Beaver Capes, for. .$ 65 OO ea
135 Marten Capes, for. . 90 OO ea
175 Mink Capes for. . . . 120 OO ea
100 Seal Capes for ... . 72 OO ea
75 Seal Capes for SO OO ea
50 Seal Capes for .... 35 OO ea
35 Astrachan Capes . . 22 50 ea
55 Persian lamb Capes 19 50 ea
20 Baltic Seal Capes.. 13 SO ea
35 Seal Collars for .... 25 OO ea
25 Chinchilla Collars. 19 OO ea
30 Mink Muff & Collar 19 5Q ea
50-in stylish Diagonals, 50-in
English Tweed suitings,were CQC
90c and $1.25 yd.; this sale . . UvJyd
Black Diagonal Cheviot was tf
.11.35 yd, for D I yd
Black. Cheval Cord, was $1.25 ft I
$ yd, for
40 Black Mohair Granite,
&1 itc J
was yu, iui ww j
Also in navy blue, black mohair, Perche ef
fects sold at 75c yd for 59o yd
Ladies' quilted Skirts, were $2 each,
for $1.69 each.
4) Ladies' lined satine Skirts, were $2.25
each, for $1.89 each.
Ladies' lined satine Skirts, were $2.50
each, for $2.19 each.
W Ladies' Flannellette Night Robes, were
$1 each for 85c each.
40 Beaver shawls,were $3 ea,for $1.98 ea
His Exceisior Readers Are Accepted
by the Board.
In Favor of the American Book Com -linny's
Readers Details or J lie Heel-
At the monthly meeting of the board
of education last night the fourth and
lifih readers of the Excelsior series pub
lished by George W. Crane were selected
to succeed the American Book: company's
publications, now in use. The action
was in the nature of a surprise as it was
thought that nothing more would be done
with the matter.
The action came up on the report of
the text book committee, which was
made by Chairman Millar. The commit
tee favored the change of books, and Mr.
Miller spoke a few words for the propo
sition, saying that complaint was being
made that pupils could not trade old
books for new of the Harper series as the
What Mrs. Hemung Owes to His Im
proved HonioM pailiic Remedies.
Or tbe 3Iost Obstinate Satnre Thor
oughly and Permanently Cured.
Oyapepsia, Rheumatlim, Kidney
and All Blood and Verve Diseases
Cured by Hnnyon's Improved
Homeopathic Remedies At All
Druggists. 85 Cents a Bottle.
Mrs. H. D. A. Henning. 2000 Hollina
street, Baltimore. Md., says: "My daugh
ter Louisa sufiered from catarrh of the
nose and throat for five years or more.
Every morning her nose was completely
stopped up with mucus and she suffered
from pain and pressure across her fore
head, sneezing and raising mucus from
the throat, difficulty in breathing and
heaviness across the chest. I tried sev
eral physicians and different kinds of
treatment, but she found bo benefit. Fin
ally 1 began treating her with Munyon's
Catarrh Remedies, and in a short time
she was completely cured and has never
had a symptom since."
Are you willing to spend 50 cents for a
cure that positively cures catarrh by re
moving the cause of the disease? If so
aak your druggist for a 25 cent bottle of
Munvon's Catarrh Cure and a 25 cent
bottle of Catarrh Tablets. The Catarrh
Cure will eradicate the disease from the
system and the tablets will cleanse and
heal the afflicted parts and restore them
to a natural and healthful condition .
Munyon's Remedies contain positive
'cures for all diseases.- At all druggists,
tnostly 25 cents.
Personal letters to Professor Munyon,
1505 Arch street, Philadelphia, Pa.,
answered with free - medical advice for
Hay disease.
nnrcumu oc ou.,
625 0 627 KANSAS AVE.
Fancy Eiderdowns, were 65c fftC
yd, go at UUyd
Double Faced Eiderdowns, GtfjC
were 75c, this sale Oa&yd
California Blankets, were tf I f
$13.50 pair, for $ IP pr
Ladies' Silk Belt Hose Supporters,
17c pair.
Ladies' Fine Pocketbooks,-were 75c,
for 50c each.
Gents' Heavy Lined Gloves, were
$1.25 pair, for 98c pair.
Ladies' Heavy Fur Top Kid Gloves,
were $1.75 pair, for $1.38 pair.
Ladies' Heavy Double Knit Wool
Mittens, 15c and 25c pair.
Silk Covered Down Pillows, special
this sale, $1, $1.25 and $1.50 each.
Tapestry Chair Cushions, $1.98 each.
P I yd
(h I Q C
an I .Bal ,,rl
contract and agreement called for.
There were but eight of the ten mem
bers of the board present. Jesse Shaw
occupied the chair, with Members Wil
son, Wilder, Beck, Powell, Macferran
and Squires present, and Priddy and
Westerlield absent
Dr. Powell favored more time to con
sider the report before action was taken
and wanted the matter pur. off until the
next meeting. He was answered by Mr.
Miller, who urged action, stating that
they had already been considering the
matter all fall. Sir. Wilson, who ha3
been in favor of the Excelsior series en
tire from the start, also spoke in favor of
the Crane readers.
Mrs. Burton, wife of the representa
tive of the American Book company,
who is in Chicago at present, asked to
be allowed to say a few worda This was
granted and she bitterly criticised the
Excelsior readers.
She asked the board not to be governed
by "wild talk" of Mr. Crane, but by the
interests of the children. She said that
the board had a contract with the book
company for Harper's readers and that
there were several hundred of the books
on hand.
Air. Squires explained that the board
had determined on the O. C Hill readers,
but that the American Book company
had substituted Harper's. He did not
consider that they were bound to the
present series.
Mr. Crane made a mild speech in favor
of his books. He said that the Hill
readers were not supplied by
the American Book company be
cause it had determined not
to furnish that book where It could pos
sibly substitute something eise. "My
books have no more errors in them thau
the American Book company's," said
Mr. Crane.
Dr. Powell again counseled delay, but
his motion to defer action a month was
lost, and the vote taken. Dr. Powell
and Mr. Beck voted against adopting
the fourth and fifth Excelsior readers
but the report of the committee was
adopted by the vote of Wilson, Wilder,
Miller, Squires and Macferran.
The board adapted a motion by Mr.
Beck to advise the high school committee
to secure a speaker for the midwinter
commencement, instead of having ora
tions by members of the graduating
Peculiar Method of - a Santa Monica,
Calif. Robber to Secure Casta.
Los Angelks, Jan. 7. A H. Brownley
of London, Canada was held up on the
beach at Santa Monica and at the point
of a pistol forced to sign ten American
express company checks of $50 each
Brownley made the acquaintance of the
man by whom he was robbed while trav
eling and the two were walking on the
beach when the stranger drew a pistol
and demanded Brownley's money. Brown
ley had nothing but the express com
pany's checks which he was compelled
to sign.
Pom in Place City Conncil.
The Potwin Place city council con
vened in regular session last evening.
Mayor W. M. Forbes presiding. Of
councilmen there was just a quorum
present, Messrs. Atwood, Oglesvy and
Griffith. Those absent were Willard and
Jetmore. No business of importance
came up before the meeting. The fol
lowing bills were allowed: James Booth
for team, $6.25; J. E. Wilson for work,
$6.25; D. K. Thompson for laying brick
sidewalk and labor, $1U7.96; E. P. Ewart
for lumber, $19.14; Kitchell & Mar bur?,
$17.20; ban Vapor Street .Light com
pany, $29.75; H. P. Miller, $2.U0.
Germantown Yarn, large skeins, 3
for 25c.
Fancy Denim Table Covers, were
$1.25, for $1 each.
Well bound, 10c a volume.
Popular new books sold at $1.50 vol-
ume, this sale, 98c volume.
Books sold at 75c a volume, 49c a
volume. (p
Calendars at one-half price.
Forty Members of the Association
Meet and Discuss Papers.
The Kansas Swine Breeders' associa
tion held its sixth annual session yester
day afternoon and evening and this
morning at the parlor of the National
hotel. Not more than forty members of
the association were present.
R. S. Cooke, of Wichita, is president,
and O. P. Updegraff, of Topeka, is the
During the afternoon and evening yes
terday there were several good papers.
P. S. Cooke read his president's address.
H. S. Day, of Dwight. was not present
and his paper, "Why I Breed Chester
Whites." was read by J. T. Law
ton, of Topeka. Among other
papers were, "What I Know of Bers
shires," by J. R Killough of Richland;
"The Bacon Hog for the English Mar
ket," by H. B. Cowles of Topeka, and
"Public Swine Sales," a general discus
sion led by S. A Sawyer and Eli Zim
merman. At the evening session ex-Gov. G. W.
Glick of Atchison was present and so
was F. B. Coburn.
-Mr. Glick, who has had thirty year3
experience with all kinds of hogs, in and
and out of politics, said that of all the
hogs he had had to do with from poli
ticians up he preferred Berkshires.
Those who attended the meetings of
the association were. G. W. Glick, Atch
ison;. T. A. Hubbard. Rome; G. W. Ber
ry, Berry ton; H. M. Kirkpatrick.Conners;
J. L Bhss, Ottawa. Johu Warner, Man
hattan; J. E. HoagUnd, Holton; G. A.
Watkins, Whiting; M. C. Van3ell, Mus
cotah; J. F. Ripley, Severance; W. A.
Harris, Linwood; J. S. Magars, Arcadia;
S. A. Sawyer. Manhattan; AR Killough,
Richland; C. E. Westbrook, Peabody; J.
S. Lawton, North Topeka; D. A Will
iams, Silver Lake; B. Al. Winter, Irving;
R. A Steele, Belvoir; D. L Button, North
Topeka; D. M. Frost, Garden City; John
Whitworth, Emporia; Prof. E Haworth,
Lawrence; J. P. Brown, Thompsonville,
and J. B. Zaue, Topeka.
Af ter a Pardon for 51. P, Heath.
An application has been filed with the
state board of pardons asking for the
pardon of H. P. Heath who was sent to
the penitentiary from Emporia for three
years for attempting to obtain money
under false pretenses by using the name
of Frank H. Truesdell. Heath has some
rich relatives in Iowa who are using
their influence to secure his release.
The Populist league of Topeka will
hold its annual election of officers this
evening, at 4:20 Kansas avenue. The
election is to be followed by a banquet.
At the Christian church, Rev. D. D.
Boyle preached to a large audience last
night on the theme, "The Woman at
Jacob's Well." Service tonight at 7:30
o'clock, the first half hour being devoted
to song, led by Mr. Dawdy.
Miss Carrie F. Klusmeier died of con
sumption at her residence, 301 Polk
street, this city, at 1:30 p.m., January
6tb, aged 32 years. The remains will be
taken to the home of her sister, Mrs.
Dr. R. C. Moore, at Holton, Kansas,
Tuesday afternoon, January 7th. from
which place the funeral will be held
Friday, January 10th, at 2 p. in.
I have employed Wm. Lietzow as meat
cutter at my market and he would be
glad to have all his friends to come and
see him on West Sixth street, two blocks
from Kansas ave. G. P. Beach.
If you want all the news subscribe
for the Jouknau
Annual Epiphany Party at Mr. and
Mrs. Henderson's.
Pea-sonal Items of Interest About
Topeka People and Visitors in Town
(Persons sending social Items to this depart
ment will please give their name and address in
order to secure publication, i
Ye Queene
Byddeth toe suppe
Wytb. her
Twelfth Night,
January Sixth at seven by
Ye Towne Clcck.
Bone at ye White." Palace,
S;tua'e in ye gcodlie citie of
Bidden by this antique document
which was of beautifully inscribed
parchment, the vestrymen and their
wives, and clergy and their wives who
comprise the Epiphany party of Grace
church, assembled last evening at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. William Hender
son in Potwin, for their yearly reunion.
The purpose of the Epiphany party
which is held on Twelfth Night, is to
bring together the lay officers of the
church onco a year, at which the ring in
the Epiphany cake represents the cor
poration. Last evening there were no absentees'.
Those present were Bishop and Mn
Frank R. Millsoaugh.Dean and Mrs. Har
ry L Bodley, Dr. and Mrs. S. E Sheldon,
Dr. and Mrs. J. C McClintock, Mr. and
Airs. D. W. Nellis, Mr. and Mrs. T. J.
Kellam, Mr. and Mrs. Frank E Holliday,
Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Brown, Mr. and Mrs.
N. Giles, Mr. and Mrs. P. G. Noel, Canon
Miner, Mi68 Smilej", the host, Mr. Hen
derson, and the hostess and queen Mrs.
The handsome house was decorated
throughout with roses and other flowers,
as well as palms and an abundance of
Christmas greens and holly.
On either side of the throne stood small
Christmas trees from which by direction
of the queen, the ladies and gentlemen
selected a present.
These were all small musical instru
ments, trumpets, drums, triangles, tam
bourines, etc., and each had a duplicate
on the other tree.
The ladies selecting from the one at
the left of the throne and the gentlemen
from the one at the right were instructed
to find a partner for supper by matching
their instruments thus chosen.
After much merriment, all were seated
at the large table, and four small tables
all of which were decorated, and supper
was served in courses.
The Epiphany cake was cut by tho
I king, Mr. D. W. Nellis representing the
senior warden and Mrs. Millspaugh find
ing the ring in her slice of cake was
officially declared the queen for next
year, when she will be hostess at the
Epiphany party.
The king was chosen in the usual fash
ion by each gentlemen taking a bean
from a cup with twelve beans in it,
eleven white ones and one black one, Mr.
P. G. Noel securing the black.
Then Bishop Millspaugh crowned
them, the king with a gilt cardboard
crown and the queen with a coronet of
The bishop also made a beautiful me
morial address ragardwig the late Bishop
Thomas, and trace's of his life work, and
its influence as found by Bishop Mills
paugh following in his footsteps.
A letter of greeting was read from Mr.
and Mrs. C. R O'Donald, and a telegram
from Mrs. Bishop Thomas.
From the wassail bowl the assembled
company drank the health of Dean
Bodley the new member, who has
been appointed scribe. Dean Bodley
bowed before the throne and greeted
the pair thus:
0 Queen, the Dean!
To thee O King, my spouse I bring.
1 hat to ye royal pair
Allegiance we may swear.
To Queen arul King, our troth we plight,
'i ill next Twelfth Night.
O Q.ueen 1 promise:
Never your rights to, circumscribe.
Always to your n:n is to subscribe.
ITour enemies ever to proscribe
The proper rites for this occasion to prescribe,
'lhe records of it faithfully to inscribe.
Its observances to describe.
Toyou all proper glory and majesty ascribe.
And ever to be faithfully your scribe.
After the formalities of the evening
were over the guests made merry as
boys and girls, then parted to meet next
year with the new queen, Mrs. F. P.
At an fimporla Party.
Among the Topeka people present at
a large party given at Emporia New
Year's eve, wero "!r. and Mrs. Eastman
and Miss Gussie Fuller.
Mrs. Eastman wore a ikirtof black and
blue pompadour silk, fancy decolete bod
ice of blue crepon, blue slippers and
Miss Fuller, skirt of black brocade sat
in, fancy bodice of white silk draped in
white chiffon and trimmed with bands of
jet black.
Miss Kittle Whitley, of Emporia, who
has frequently been Miss Fuller's guest,
pink organdy over, pink taffeta, stock
and folded belt of pink satin, gloves and
slippers en suite.
Miss Hattie Lakin, also popular in To
peka society, pink taffeta silk, low cut
bodice outlined with wild roses, folded
belt of pink satin ribbon.
Mrs. I. J. Keebler. handsome costume
of black silk crepon, vest of heavy cream
satin, overlaid with gold passementerie,
stock collar and folded belt of violet vel
vet Mre. I. D. Lewis, Mrs. George Craw
ford's sister, handsome street costume.
Mrs. Harry Hood, handsome street
Miss Sallie Flenniken. blue and white
organdy over white silk, trimmed with
knots and bands of pale blue satin, blue
gloves and slippers.
Gen.ral Social Nte.
During the progress of the New Year's
party at Library hall a telegram to the
Sans Pareil club from Miss Ona" McFad
den was read. It said: "A happy New
Year to you, one and all. I wish that I
could call."
The annual meeting of the Kindergar
ten association will take place at the
Throop hotel tomorrow afternoon at 2:30.
Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Crosby and chil
dren returned today from St. Louis, ac
companied by Mrs, Crosby's sister, Miss
Adeil Deickriedie, who will visit them.
Mr. aud Mrs. E. A. Beecher entertain
ed Mr. Fred Newman acd children, Maj.
Calvin Hood and wife, Miss Alice Hood.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Hood and Mr. Theo.
Hammatt of Topeka at a very elegant 6
o'clock dinner New Year's day. Empo
ria Gazette.
Palmer B. Felt of Barnes, who has
been visiting his uncle, E K. Felt, left
today to attend the university at Law
rence. Mr. Hal Hazlett has returned to medi
cal school at St. Louis.
The committee on arrangements for
the charity ball will meet at the Cope
land this evening.
The Topeka Whist club met last even
ing with Mr. G. E Pounds. Mr. W. J.
Black and Mr. Pounds lead in the score.
A N.'w Rebakah Dae;ree Lodp.
Monarch Rebekah Degree lodge was
instituted by Mrs. Annette Bartle last
evening at 418 Kansas avenue with a
membership of thirty-six.
The following officers were installed:
Noble grand, Zora B. West; vice grand,
Elizabeth Jones, secretary, Blanche
Brooks; treasurer, Alice Crofford; war
den, Lillian Vick; outside guard an,
Maty Lane; inside guardian, Lissio
At the close a banquet was held which
was enjoyed by all.
A Once Stated Actress tbe Victim of
Liquor aud Bangs.
Chicago, 111., Jan. 7. A Times-Herald
special from New York says: The news
that Peurl Eytinge is lying critically ill
at the Flower hospital in this city, suffer
ing from alcoholism and morphine
poisoning, will come as a shock to many
people the country over, who remem
bered the woman as a beautiful and ac
complished actress, who for years
charmed the audiences at Wallack's,
where she took ingenue parts under the
management of Lester Wallack. Later
she startled the theater-going public by
appearing as Isa in 'The Clemenceau
Miss Eytinge was yesterday removed
from her home on East Forty-eighth
street to the hospital. The house whete
she lives was given to Miss Eytinge in
1S9J by Bobert Cheeseboro, the vaselino
manufacturer. The woman's beauty is
a thing of the past. She is a slave to
drink and narcotic drugs. Not yet 40
years of age, her life and brains have
been burned out, and the end is very
Fonr Boys Burled a Dog That Had Been
a Faithful Friend and Companion.
Washington Star: I was walk
ing along the canal the other
day when1 my attention was at
tracted by a novel funeral procession.
Four little boys, the oldest about 10
years of age, and the youngest a tod
dler of two or three summers, wero
crying as though their little hearts
were broken. The oldest was drawing
a small band wagon, which contained
a bundle. Following this were the
other three boys in line. Each had
upon his arm a strip of black, calico,
while the wagon was decorated with
the same material. I stopped them
and asked what the matter was. "It's
a funeral, sir," said the eldest boy; "our
little dog died yesterday." Then lift
ing the little bundle from the wagon
he threw it into the canal, and the Sour
brothers put their arms around each
other, gave way to a grief as real as
any they will ever know, for the dog
was their playmate and they loved him
as they did one another. And as the
boys slowly wended their ways back,
home, I could see that there would be
little play for them that day.
The Court Couldn't Decide.
From the St. Louis Globe-Democrat:
Judge Buck, of the Superior court at
Spokane, has for three days past been
hearing arguments in the case of the
state against John W. Considine, pro
prietor of a variety theater, who is
charged with the crime of having (Vio
lated a new state law called the "oar
maid act." wnich prohibits females
from being employed in any place
where is liquor is sold, and which was
being attacked as to its constitutionali
ty. The lawyers had all assembled in
court this morning to resume argu
ments, when Judge Buck arose and
"Gentlemen, I learned for the first
time last night that my wife was the
author of that bill, and, that being tho
case, I will decline to pass upon the
question of its constitutionality."
The arguments will now have to be
gone over again before one of the other
Life in Washington.
The absence of nerve-racking noises
is a heavenly feature of this town. A
New Yorker naturally feels when he
gets to Washington as if he had arrived
at some peaceful hamlet like Flushing
or Nyack-on-the-Hudson. He is also
surprised to find how far his money
goes. One groveling commercial crea
ture declares that he never was rich
but once in his life, and that was when
he was making $125 a month in Wash
ington. He had everything he wanted,
he belonged to a swell club, dressed
like a lord, had a Manhattan cocktail
every morning and smoked the best
cigars. In an evil hour he accepted a
place in New York at $7,000 a year, and
he has been on the ragged edge of pau
perism ever " since. Boston Tran
script's Washington letter.
: '.rh
A Matter of Patience.
Tt seems to rfie, Joslah." said Mrs.
Corntossel, "thet we ain't keepin' up
with the times."
"Never you mind, Mandy." was the
reply; "never you mind. The styles
keep a changin' so often an' so fast thet
ef we jes' stick right whur we air,
they're boun' ter come our way in the
course of time, an' we'll be right in the
swim wethout no effort whatsomever."
One at a Time, Please.
Father (whose wife has presented him
with twins) Tommy you may stay
home from school to-day and to-morrow
tell the teacher that you have two new
Tommy Wouldn't it be better to say
I have only one new brother? Then I
can stay home a day next week for the
other one? Oakland Times.
Try ns on collars. We can make
them look like new. Peerless Steam
Laundry, 112 and 114 W. 8th. '
Bow the Kew Tea Gowns and Breakfast
dacitets Are Made and Trimmed.
The latest negligee gowns and lingerie
of all sorts and descriptions display a
growth in extravagance which is in pro
portion to the luxurious tastes of the
day, and the demand for pretty under
garments seems likely to continue, de
spite the fads of the new woman and
the periodical attempts of the dress re-
formers to bring about a revolution in
feminine attire. Negligee gowns for
morning wear are made of cashmere,
flowered taffeta silk, French flannels
and crepons, one of the last, in cream
white spotted with white silk dots and
lined with pink or blue Uk, being espe
cially effective. Albatross may be sub
stituted for tbe silk lining, as it is
cheaper, warmer and almost as pretty.
The more dressy gowns, whioh aspire
to the dignity of tea gowns, are made of
fancy brocaded silks, velveteens and lib
erty satin. Green and -blue- lined with
pink are both pretty and a gown of apri
cot satin is especially attractive, made
quite plain, with a large fichu of ivory
white chiffon, edged with lace, covering
the shoulders and crossing in front with
long ends, and fastened down balow the
bu6t and at the waist with rosettes and
straps of ribbon. The watteau back is a
favorite style for tea gowns as well as
the more simple- morning dress, and the
fullness may be either shirred or laid in
double box plaits across the shoulders.
Cashmere gowns with full fronts of soft
silk are still worn as of old, except that
the deep, square collar of velvet or silk,
bordered with a frill of lace, stamps
them new. A gown illustrated in tho
New York Snn, which reports these lato
styles, is of crepon in any of the pet
colors and the collar is of velvet in a
darker shade, cut square in tho back and
with stole ends in front and trimmed
with applique lace insertion on the edge.
Frills of lace finis the sleeves, and sat
in ribbon ties around the waist.
Breakfast jackets of flounced and
striped taffeta in light and medium
shades are lined -warmly with albatross
and cut in a simple straight sac fitted
partially under the arms and drawn
down in a few plaits at the waist both
back and front. Wide collars of various
sizes and shapes cover the shoulders and
many of the sleeves are made after the
bishop pattern, with either frills of laco
or a lace trimmed cuff at the waist. The
collars are made of alternate bands of
silk and lace insertion and trimmed on
the edge with lace. The neckband of
ribbon has a ruffle of lace and ribbon
ties around the waist.
How to Make Poached Egga With Gravy.
The eggs must be very fresh and can
only be poached a few at a time. Boil
some acidulated water w-ith a little salt,
break the eggs in a shallow saucer and
slip them in, dropping each egg exactly
in the spot where the water bubbles.
With a small, deep skimmer turn tbe
egg, gathering it together so that it
takes an oblong shape. Then remove the
pan to the side of the fire until the egg
is hard enough not to break Lift it up,
pour hot gravy over, laying each egg on
a round of toast, and serve at once.
Venetian Bent Iron Work.
Venetian bent iron work is very sim
ply constructed, and although the fin
ished work may seem to a great many
people to be quite a task, that only a
thorough mechanic can master, this is
not the case, as any skillful amateur
can reproduce almost any design in this
kind of work without any previous
knowledge -of the art. Ironwork of this
kind gives an opportunity to those who
have a desire to get up something en
tirely novel to ornament their homes, and
to assist in this laudable work The Dec
orator and Furnisher gives an illustra
tion of a stand to serve as a receptacle
for a dainty glass vase. There are stores
in the larger cities where all the ma
terial for art metal work is kept and at
such a low price that all can avail
themselves of the materials for execut
ing this interesting work
qj, UkY0R SUTE0.
Makes Tittle Flgra and Seals Likenesses
"of These Familiar Animal Grow
Under Ills Fingers with Rapidity It
la a "TowUka Talent. "
Francisco Chroni
cle: Great men are
peculiar in their
hours of ease. All
of them have their
hobbies in private
life and ride them.
History teems with
incidents. Nero had
a passion for fid
dling and Cincin-
natus grew the best cabbages in early
Rome, nearly as good as those grown
Eome centuries later by George I in his
new English garden. Peter the Great
was an amateur ship-builder of no
mean ability, while Henry III of France
was an artificer in clocks, several of the
Louises also being expert locksmiths.
Few of the really great men except Jim
Corbett were ever given to athletics,
but there is one notable instance in the
case of Louis Philippe, for the season
that, while he had never practiced on
the cinder path, he became at one
bound the most remarkable sprinter
in Europe. Everybody knows all about
good King Cole, who was a jolly old
soul, which brings the history of hob
bies down to Mayor Sutro, of San Fran
cisco, lord of the seal rock, grand
seigneur of the City Hall and a whole
lot of other things besides. Mayor
Sutro has a hobby an artistic one at
that which his modesty has kept hid
den for, lo, these many years, fifteen at
least. The Mayor is a modeler in clay
and dougfc, an humble follower in the
classic footsteps of Phidias and Michael
Angelo. With a twist of his wrist and
a twirl of his thumbs he turns out won
derful forms, testifying to his genius
and his skill and the bea'uty of the plas
tic art. His Honor has never tried his
hand at an herioc piece and, while h9
can, he has done very little in clay.
He prefers dough. He fairly revels in
Let artistic souls writhe In agony
ever wliat they may consider a plebeian
prostitution of a noble art. Let them
turn up their noses and rail at dough!
What of it? Mayor Sutro cannot help
it. Like King Midas of old, everything
he touches turns to dough; and at the
present time they say he has more of
it than any other great man in San
Francisco. Having plenty, he does
what he pleases with it, and h9
pleases to make little pigs and baby
seals and cows and horses and to cover
them over with a coating of mucilage
and present them to his friends as
souvenirs. Verily, in the hands of May
or Sutro, dough has supplemented the
rocks of ancient art. For something
like fifteen years has Mayor Sutro con
cealed his greatest accomplishment
from the people who are now his con
stituents. For nearly three lustres has
he chosen to conceal the light of his
genius under a bushel. Now it Is all
out. The Mayor has blushingly ac
knowledged it and stands ready to take
his place in the hall of fame in company
with Alexander Badlam and the butter
sculptress. Dough and butter! Bread
and oleo! "Yes," said Mayor Sutro in
his office the other day. after a certain
amount of fcasbful hesitation, "I make a
good many little things out of dough,
principally animals. Little pigs, little
seals, cows and horses. I have a talent
that way, and I have amused a great
many people with it in the last fifteen
years. I dou't know, really, how I dis
covered it a sort of Topsy-like talent,
I suppose. It just grew. When I was in
Europe some years ago I used to make
little figures out of me bread I would
take from the table, and surprise a
great many people. Very few people
here knew I could do this just a few
of my friends, and I have not said very
much about it. I have a number of the
figures at my house out on the Heights,
and several of my friends have more.
Just as soon as they are made, you
know, you coat them with mucilage,
and they will last any length of time."
The first intimation of the Mayor's
genius in this direction, outside of his
own immediate family, was given on
the veranda of Argioni's Hotel, on How
ell rrvuntain, one hot summer's day
about eight years ago. His now Honor
had driven up the hot dusty road in the
hottest day in all the year, and once he
had cleared the cobwebs from his throat
was a positive godsend to the summer
girls, who hadn't seen anyone to talk
to but themselves, a far-gone consump
tive and the red-headed landlord. They
took him in tow immediately, and bi3
Honor held forth on the then most pop
ular subject with himself, himself.
Even interest in this flagged after a
time, and the guests paraded in for
dinner clearly ennuied. They went
through the meal perfunctorily, and
when it was finished returned to the
veranda. Sutro started in afresh on
his popular subject, and while he
talked, the young ladies noticed he was
working in his hands the inside of a
piece of bread he had taken from the
table. Away he talked and fingered
the bread, until suddenly he stopped
and har.led to the voung lady nearest
him the product of his hands a perfect
little pig. The monarch of seal rocks
was in demand at once. Each summer
girl present wanted a sample of his art,
and so long as Argioni's bread held out
Sutro turned out chickens, more pigs,
seals, cats, dromedaries and horses. It
is said that he blushed furiously all
that afternoon and the next day at
the compliments paid to his really won
derful skill. Any number of these
same pieces, furnished at Argioni's
eight years ago. and coated with mu
cilage on the spot to keep them from
cracking, are still in a beautiful state
of preservation.

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