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VOL., XXXIII.-NO. 282. HELENA, MONTANA, SUNDAY MORNING. NOVEMBER 20. 1892. PRICE FIVE CENTS. THAT LITTLE SMITH GlIRli BY NOBRA PERRY. WRITTEN ESPECIALLY FOR THE HELENA INDEPENDENT. VII. THE PELHAMB ARRIVE. ILLY FORGOT HER TEARS AS she watched Will's face. He read it twice. At first there was an entire lack of comprehension. At the second reading a look of shocked understanding, and, bringing his flat down upon his knee, he exclaimed: "And Agnes was going to fling this bombshell straight at that poor thingl" Then Tilly knew that Will was on the right side; that he pitied Peggy, and that he would agree with all that grandmother had said about her and her innocence and ignorance of real facts. This estimate of Master Will's sympathy was not a mis taken one. He not only agreed with grand mother about Peggy's innocence and ignor ance, but in grandmother's kind conclusion -"that they must be good to her." "But what did you mean about Tom what has he done to make you think so much better of dim?" Will asked curiously. While Tilly was enlightening him upon this point Tom's voice was heard saying: "Oh, here they are," and Tom himself came himself came 'round the clump of shelter ing bushes, accompanied by Peggy. And "we've been looking for you everywhere," said Peggy; "we've just had another of the Strauss waltzes, and the next thing is the lancers and we want you and Tilly-" "Will Wentworth, I want my property, if you please; that paper I gave you to keep for me." a very different voice-a high sharp voice that the whole four recognized at once, interrupted here. Tilly started and turned pale. "Don't be frightened, Tilly, she shan't have it," whispered Will. Agnes flashed resentfully as she came forward and saw the confidential friendliness of the little group. For that girl she had been disre garded and neglected like thisl Not a mo ment longer would she bear such insults. It was all nonsense-all that stuff about be ing prosecuted for showing up facts; she would be stopped by that foolishness no longer. She would first take her stand boldly and let everybody know what a fraud this Miss Smith was. These were it~ L/ nq \ \` t A, BERK IiHM EAM BI BKPFIAMSTEM nsome of the wild thoughts that leaped up out of the bitter fountain in Agnes' dis torted mind at that instant. anti her voice was sharper than ever as she again said: "I want my property-the paper I gave you to keep for nme." Will had risen to his feet and answered very coolly: "I can't give it to you." "What do you mean-have you lost it?" "No, but I can't give it to you." "'Have you read it?" "Yes, and that's the reason I don't give it to you. I know if 1 should you would-" "Probably give it to Miss zmitheon." cried Agnes. shrilly. "Miss Smithson (go ing townad Peggy). I-" "(Oh, Peggy, Peggy, come with me. Wti're all your friends-grandmother and I and Will and Tom; and we all know how sweet and innocent you are. Oh, Peggy, come, come, and don't listen to her," burst forth lilly in an agony of pity and horror no she put an arm around ]'eg'y to draw her away. But Peggy was not to be drawn away. "What in the world is the matter ? What is it all about? What do yon mean, 'filly, dear, by innocent? Whirt has she (glanu ing at Alice disdainfully) been getting up against me?" "Oh. Peggy, Peggy. don't," moaned Tilly. "Well, this is rich," laughed Agnes jeer ingly. "Nobody has been gettiun up any thing against you, Miss Smithson. "What do you mean by calling me Miss oSmithson. That isn't my natme." "Oh, isn't it?" derisively. "How long since did you changed it for Smith?" "1 have never changed it for Smtith." "Oh. 1 believe that Miss Smith is down on the hotel register, and you answer to that name." "1 beg your pardon," said Peggy, looking at Agnes with great scorn. "Mnis Smith and neice are down on the register. It was the clerk who reiestered us in that way, and nill of you seemed to take it for granted that ry name must be Smith also. Pelhaps I ought to have corrected the mistake at once, but after I overlhearil that conuversa tion on the piazza, and-saw somebody ex mnllning the register a few tllutlltlO later (glinoingl away from Agnes with a smile at Will, who looked rather sheepish)-after that I thought I'd let the mistake go until the rest of the family arrived, it was so amusine." "tOh," retorted Agnes, "this all sounds very straight and pretty, but I dare say you've got used to telling such stories. Por haps you'll tell us now what name you do call your own, and if it is by that those Sounth American friends you write to are known." "Perhaps Mr. Tom Raymond will tell yon," answered Peggy, quickly. "I've thought for somei time that he might Beone of the Tennis club that came out to Fair view at lly brother's invitation last sout itear and I thouhlt he suspected who I was, and-and wouldn't tell because he saw uast as I did, what fun the mistake was. But now, if he will, he can introduce me-to my friends. 'l illy and Will Wentworth. as-" "Mias I'elharnl Miss Margaret I'elham!" shouted Tom before P'eggy could go any Surther. "Pellham!" cried 'lillv. in a dazed way. "1'ulham!" repeated Will. .YI Pelhaml Pelhaml" exclaimed Tom exultantly, flinging up his cap with a chuckle of delighted laughter. "And you're not, you're not the daughter of that dreadful Smithson?" burst forth Tilly in a little transport of happy relief. "That dreadful Smithson. who is he, and who said I was his daughter?" "She said it," roared Will, darting a furious look at Agnes, "and she cooked it all out of this," suddenly pulling the paper from his pocket. "Give it to me!" cried Agnes breathlessly, springing forward to snatch the paper from his hand. "No no, you wanted me to give it to iss Smith a minute ago, and now I'll give I[ to -Miss Pelham, and let her see what you've wanted to circulate about the house," an swered Will. "I-I-if I happened to notice it before the rest of you-and-and thought how it might be this Miss Smith-" "How it must be! you insisted!" broke in Will. "With all that about the change of name and theageof the girl, and-and-the 'South America' I saw on the blotting pad and the South Amrerican dress." went on Acnes incoherently-"if I happened to be before you, you thought afterward, I know you did, that it might be, and-" "With a difference, with a difference!" sunddenly rang out Peggy Pelham's clear young voice in tones of indignation. She had read the newspaper slip, and there she stood, scorn and indignatiotn in her face as well as in her voice. "Yes, with a difference," she went on vehemently, "if they thought it might be, after you had paraded the thing before them, you," with a renewed look of scorn, "thought it must be. because you wanted it to be, because you had got to hating me. Oh, I can see it all now-every thing, everything. How you patched things together, even to that blotting pad which I had used after directing my letter to my uanole, Berkeley Pelham, who lives in Brazil. Oh, to think of such prying and peering (with a shudder), and to think of such enmity, anyway, all for nothing. I've heard of such enmity, but I never believed in it, for I never met it before. And all this time there was Tilly Morris-oh, Tilly (whirling rapidly about), what a dear, brave, generous, faithful little thing you've been (the ringing voice faltering), for in spite of-even this-this dreadful Smith son, you stuck to me and tried to shield me. "Oh, I knew, and so did grandmother, that you were innocent, whatever might just possibly have happened to-to--" "Mr. Smitheon-" and Peggy began to laugh. B]ut the laugh ended in something like a sot, and she hur. iedly hid her face upon Tilly's shoulder. When an instant later she looke Il up, it was tosee that Agnes had disappeared. "Yes, the onemy:hse fled," said Tom Ray mond. "The minute you dropped your eyes she was off. We might have stopped her-Will and I-but there wasn't much left of her. Oh, oh, oh, isn't she finished off beautifully, though!" and Tom gave way at last to the hilarity he had so long manfully repressed. "Finished off ! I should say so," cried Will, joining in Tom's laughter. "And to think that you were a Pelham one of Agnes' wonderful Pelhams all the time," put in Tilly, still with an air of be wilderment. "And am now," laughed Peggy. "Oh, Tilly. you are such a dear." "One of Agnes' wonderful Pelhamsl" shouted Tom. "Guess she won't be in a § " hilaritv. "And I never saw her. and I don't believe ho e over met one of us beifore," cried Peggy. "i.e told Amy that she didn't know the Pelhams yet, but that her Aunt Ann did, and her aunt was coming next month and would introduce her to them when they ar rived." said 'filly with a demure smile. "Well, she'll probably like my sister Isa bel's skye terrier, with its flue name of Prince, much better than she does my poor lebien doggie, with its vulgar name of ate," remarked Peggy, her eyes twinkling with fun. "Oh, Peggy, to think of your hearing all that talk about the dog and everything." "And everything, I should say so!" oried Will, starting up and looking rather red as he recalled his own words. "Yes, and everything-all about the dog and the difference between the Weontworths and the Pelhame." took up Peggy, dim pling with smiles. "Oh, I say now," began Will. "Yes, you may say now just what you did then. I liked it, I liked it; it was sensible and plucky of you, and it was abch fun. Oh, when I think that but for auntie and 1 coming on ahead of the rest, and without a maid, and the hotel clerk writing only 'Mrs. Smith and niece' in the register, I should never have had all these wonderful experiences and never have known what a friend my Tilly could be. When I think of all this I want to dance a Jig. Just such a jig as they are playing this minute," and up she jumped, this smiling Peggy, and catching Tilly in her arms, went waltzing down the path with her toward the ball whence floated the gay strains of the lan cers. But what was that sound-that long drawn, jubilant sound that suddenly rang over and above the dance music? Tn'ra, tna-ra, ta-ra-a-a-a, rang the clear. piercing notes, and out from halls and of fices and parlors came a little flock of folk to see that most interesting of at rivals at a surmmer resort-a coaching party. 'Ta-ra, ta-ra, ta-ra-a-a-a, wound the coach horn, and up the cairiage drive rattled a superb vehicle, drawn by four superb gray horses. 'Tihe long summer daylight yet lingered and showed the faces of the party a-top of the coach. "It's the Pelham team, and that's young Berk Pelham holding the reins." said a by stander. Dora and Amy Robson, who had run out with the others from the dancing hall, caught Tom Raymond as he was passing them and whispered: "Are they the Pelhams-Agnes' Pel hame?" "Agnes' Pelhams? Oh, oh," gurgled 'I'oin, nearly choking with suppressed laughter; then "yes, yes, Agnes' I'elhams; but where is Agnes? She ought to be hebre to welcome her Pelhams." "She's gone to bed with a headache or something. She came in looking dread fully a few minutes ago." "I should think she might-she had a blow." "What do you mean? lit, look, look, those Pelhame are speaking to that Smith girl." "No, they're not." "But they are, Tom-don't you see?" "No, 1 don't see any of them speaking to a Smith girl; but I do see Miss Pelham speaking to-Miss Peggy Pelham." Dora tossed her head impatiently. "What a silly joke," she thought; but, but -what was that, that tall young lady, who had just jumped down from her top seat on the coach, was saying? "The minute I read your letter, Peggy. telling me of this little dance, Bark and I planned to drive over with the Apsleys and waltz i little with you. Twenty miles in an hour and a half. Isn't that fine time? And you're looking so much better. Peggy, for the salt air and away from our racket. Mamma was wise when she sent you on ahead with auntie; but we're all coming to join you next week." "Tom, 'lom, you were not joking?" gasped Dora. "When I said that girl was Peggy Pel. ham? Joking? No; it's a solid fact; so solid it's knocked Agnes flat. Oh." and Tom began to shake again-"it's too rich; it's too rich. Come over here away from the Irowd, you and Amy, and let me tell you the whole story, and then you'll see what a blow Agnes has had." Never hqd a narrator a more excitingly interesting story to tell, and never did nar rator enjoy the telling more than Tom on this occasion; but though his hearers hung upon his words, those words were full of bitterness to them; and when at the close he flung back his head and said, "Isn't it the greatest fun?" Dora, out of her shame and mortification, cried: "Yes, fun to you-to you and Will and Tilly, because you are on the right side of the fun, bhut I-we-are disgraced, of course, with Agnes. Oh, we've been just horrid horrid, and such fools." "Well, I-I sortof forgot about you, that's a fact-in Agnes-for it's her circus from the start-you and Amy," giving his little chuckling laugh-"are only humble follow ors, pressed into service, you know, by the ring master. The thing of it was, you had'nt sand enough to stand up against Agnes." "And Tilly had," responded Dora in a mortified tone. "Oh, Tilly. Tilly's a trump, always and every time. She's on the right side of things natui ally." If Dora and Amy needed a still lower abyss of humiliation, they found it in this last sentence of Tom's, whlich showed them plainly what poor creatures he thought they were, "naturally" to Tilly. Before many hours the story of that "little Smith girl" was known throughout the house, and mothers and fathers and guardians heard winh amazement that so serious a little drains had been going on without their sl.ghtest knowledge until this climax. One mother, hower-e , Mrs. tHobson, was more than amazed when she found what an influence Agnes had exerted over her daughter and niece. "Don't offer as excuse that you didn't dare to tell me how things were going on for I fear of offending Agnes Brendon," she said indignantly. "Didn't 'Tilly Morris dare to I tell her grandmother?" Everywhere it was Tilly Morris-Tilly f Morris, the kind, the brave, the honest! Even Mrs. Brendon, who came at last to I know the facts, in her alarm and irritation assailed her daughter one day in the pres -nce of the Robsons with these words: 9 "Why couldn't you have behalieved amiably - and sensibly like the little Morris girl? 1 don't see where you learned senh suspic ious. calculating, worldly ways of judging people and things?" And then it was that Agnes turned upon her mother and gave utterance to these -bitter, brutal truths: "I've learned them from the older ueople I've seen all my life-the people who come to our house. They judge other people that they don't know anything about in just such calculatina ways. 'lhey are al ways talking witli you about this one or that one's soiarl pIosition, and they never make new acquaintances without findinlg out what set thley belong to; nud I wav never allowed from a little girl to nirko aclquaintances with any children whote mothers were not in the right act--and rmirbility and goodinesr hadl nothing to do with it-nothing! nothing! nothing!" Copyrilrht, 18!2, )y thie author. Slies Terry's Chlnerte Admiir-er. Henry Irving tells an interesting story in which T'lerry and a Chinese minirter firure. The play was "Hlamlet," and Ophelia (Masn 'Terry) was in the mi st of lier mtrad eene. Irving sat on a little woaden seat which Lirtll been cuit into the prosceniumn wlln, anid wlich alfordedl an exeallent viewer the stee frrom behind. lireside the gritat tetorr sat the (Ihinese minister, who had comue beo htnd the scones to av hli rerolrmrts. "Sudldenrly I misused miy CUlestiil ft it ndl. Ssaid Irving. "(lointg ill sarrhrorf iL nI I found him jrnst walking onto tbi stirttr. The Sacting of Blis 'l'orry hadn so affeotirr Imimi that lie was butllrtug t oronrrurattrlate lher ,r lihe spot. I was just ill tie nick of titlre t, hold him bick; rriathoer half instnnt nud he would have unde 'hirin first arppearance.' " Two tablespoirns of butter, two tsbleepolnrie of flour, two tablespoonse of sugar. ('ie cup - of milk, four eggs. I'nut the nmilk on to Iroi. lttub the butter and flour together, add the r oiling milk, stir over tie fire for ten miniutir. SBeat the yolks and sugar together, srdd themr g to the trnilk and turln the nixtrure out t, cool. Whel cool, hbeat the whites to a stili I froth ani add themr to tbhe mixture, turn in a greased baking dish and bake in a rquirk I oven (400 degrees Ialhrenheit) for twenty Sminutes. Serve immediately with orsamny mansO. FASHIONS IN NOVEMBER, What the Early Winter Promises in the Way of Gauds and Gowns, The Empire Dress Still Extending Its Sway and Enlarging Its Popularity. Frooks at the horse Show--Furn, Laces and Isrocades--l)ance Gowns for Thainklgivng Parties. IWritloe for Ta llIer.NA vINDorrcuvnr 1 RW YOIIRK, NOV. 15.-PEOPLE talk much about fashion's cycles and the periodicity of styles, but it np pears to me that fashions are comet like. They move in irregular and nrcor tain orbits. The empire dress was with us so recently rhat one would not have ex pected it for a considerable time again; but it has bobbed up serenely and so insistent Iv that a fortnight ago I was talking about it and making pictures of it, and am now compelled to continue the convereation. As the season advances the shortwaisted dress that so few people really like, and yet that now, as before, finds ways and moans to compel its acceptance, not only refuses all offers of compromise, but adopts de vices to enhance and emphasize its short waistedness. One of thesedevices is a deep flounce starting from under the arms where the waist ends, and falling in very full folds to the hips, perhaps, or below. The richest and most delicate of lace is usually the flounceomaterial, but this does not hin de: the fashion from proving in the major ity of instances a clumsy one. Another pet notion of the empire dress is to cover itself with a jacket, oftenest a short one, hardly coming below the bosom and serving no apparent purpose but to mark out more strongly the starting place of a loose gauzy tunic that envelops the closer fitting underdress that falls to the feet or even sweeps the floor. The most pronounced of all the empire modes is that which combines with the short waist or no waist the complexity of watteau folds in front, these taking a sheer descent from the veriest apology for a yoke i ' VEi:,ET AND FURR. and in all their undress looseness and ful ness parading themselves as evening frocks, and scorning any proposition to relegate them to the proper domains of neglige. It is only in rare instances that there is anything particularly pretty about the re vived empire gowns, but they are serving a useful purpose: they divert mantua making attention from the long-suffering sleeve. The stream of inventive energy begins to flow in other directions. Here's a bit of advice if you haven't yet your winter gown: You have time to finish wearing out your old frocks wi.h huge sleeve cuffs, but you don't want any new ones made that way. The doom of the high shoulder ie sealed. The newest dresses of the best makers have big and comical caps that might better be called capes and that remind people who have studied natural history of tie gro tesque and distorted shapes that wind up the series of any one type of life when it has finished its development and gotten into the death struggle of its "old age forms." Th'le sleeve has gone as far as it can in certain directions, and it will take a new departure before a great while; a de parture that presupposes a sloping and not a square shoulder. ' o pass from the abstract to the concrete, there has been a gruat display of furs this week at the horse show. In spite of the fact that our winters grow progressively and distressingly milder, the society damnies and damsels were out with sable borders a foot or two feet deep weighing and warm ing the skirts of their tlleor gowns. I mind me of one young woman who wore a , noticeable dress of dull red cloth covered awith thie fox fur almost up to the Sknees. FIox fur, you know, is long and Shairy and the efect of it used in IL Ti l II T*II IN2 . u crrlih a romribinauetiont antd ie sucurh qulaaniitist n.rnt leculier. I hie.l naii blehtin ef thli iintereatinl rrdivbithleti.l co-el Wit5 eric Oe cia k sirs-si vellet. ,dgrd weith furaln iot.'rd with ii stlver grdll. tOver tiih rsr11re " red cloth jacket, short behntd, poilinter iII f iirt and turned back with revers frtese i] with - silver buttons. Niroh tid risn noroons ti biiiit'h ,it briiwnish red anl lirire whiutchrrsiclcthlr umesse at her belt and wore a sirlto of it teblack velvet tOquei tirelnesed with fox tir sstid loops of red velvet. It was at the hiose show that New York s women had their irstt chance 'if slpeulating F intelligently upolt tle .ftect of the new ilart ing skirt that is being worn here by ones there by another, always with a certain doubt rnd heeittnov. The new skirt is fitted closely at the hips, and it hire more seems then it really knows what to do with. ' h purpone and effeot of these is to makrlek it stand out from the figure all around, more partlicilarry ibehind. It's rrither a stiff looking article of attire, and I doubt if its parade at the horse show increUned its halnces of winning popularity. The pratt(ut dress Isaw, all things con sidered, waits i plaid of coffee color nand pree on ia white ground. I don't know that the combination oaunds pretty, but it looked so. with a deep croiee colorc.t bor der to odgi, the skirt, bound with black velvet at top naod bottom. T'J'h [)aia hboil ice wna pointed back and front rind had a mlinute, square cornered jacket of plain copper colored cloth set in at the s.oulder a searis and cut off at the bhnt. 'hii jacket t fastened :crorHs in front with a big copperrr colored velvet bow. 'l Ihe aleovens were two pulls, with usnntlets. The hat weea a lare, copper colored felt, with a (lull yellow liw n ing and trimmings of dark green and blaclk c plumue. I don't know how well worth while it is to tell hbout ikating cost ollrer , li view of the cnleloi character of the averago moruern winter, but I saw a veryv pretty one yester- 0 day, derigned for onei of Vice-P'resident t Morton's young daughters, wiho i ai orrn thusiast in outdoor sports of ovary descrip EVENING AND AFERiNOON. tion. The frock was a soft bluish gray long napped wool, with a seamless back and a loose front, caught up and fastened on one side. Ostrich feather ruches trimmed the front, and there were short jacket pieces of black velvet. The skirt was a short one with a velvet band at the bottom. Over the dress was worn a black cape with velvet puffs at the armholes. At a pretty reception given in Mrs. Cleve. land's honor the other day a number of toilets were noted which were probably as typical as any yet seen of the early winter styles. A tan brown silk stood out promi nent in recollection. It had a full bodice with it pointed yoke trimmed with golden brown velvet and from the point dropped a gathered length of silk which fell over the deep velvet girdle. The skirt was plain but had an uncommonly pretty sweep and swing to it. A brown velvet toque was its millinery finish, with sweeping brown plumes. Mrs. William C. Whitney wore a simple costume, bot one that should not be al lowed to fall into oblivion. It was a dusky green cloth frock with hints of brown in its shadows. The skirt had a deep band of sa ble far trimming, and the bodice had fur revers. The sleeves had for cuffs and the hat that lent point and finish was of black velvet with sweeping plumes. It is needful to add, perhaps, that Mrs. Whitney was in promenade dress and joined the little party for five minutes only. The most beautiful thing the writer has to show are the brocades. The richest are furs. The most novel ae the cobweb gauzes. It follows as a matter of course that brocade, fur and gauze are combined in a good many of the Thanksgiving dance gowns. A somewhat unusual frock that was put before me in a modiste's parlor yester day was a white silk figured with chrysan themums in silver. The huge flowers sprang from long stalks that lost them selves in embroidered lisse ilounces falling over the skirt at the foot. The low round r bodice had one enormous silver chrysan themum at the left side, and a lisse flounce a drooped about the shoulders. A watteau - plait sprang from above the girdle at the t back and was edged with sable fur where 1 it minled with the train. lThe short sleeves were fur-edged, but the odd thing about Sthe costume was the sable that bordered f the tiny silver satin slippers. Another unique dancing dress just fin r ished is a princess slip of pale creamy yel a low taffeta. Over this is a loose waving a drapery of lace falling to the feet without n confinement. There is a quaint little bod a ice jacket of gold and rose pink embroidery, q very short, and with tasseled ornaments in a front and behind. There's not so very much else that presses to be said except that one of the daintiest p debutaute's frocks yet designed is a pink t chiffon slip embroidered with delicate fern t fronds in pale green. The full bodice is of a chiffon banded with velvet. The skirt has a tbroad velvet band at the bottom. The a chiffon sleeves are a succession of nuffs di - vded by velvet bande. ELLEN OsBOiNs. VWHY MAN WEARS A HAT. The First Step in Civilization and the First Article of Dress. e Perhaps no article of clothing has been a more freely criticised in respect to its utility than that which lexicographers de · scribe as "a covering of the bead." says the I tiondon Incet. Sonme, instructed by the exanlple of avage races and of others Swidely riferent in various ways. among lIthem thie loaders of feminine fashion. - whose crowns of gossameirr nay praoticelly be disregarirded, would have It that the hat less condition is the most eharacteristic of rmankind. Against their opinion we hind arrayed the coi lbined force if civilized ursagn ill evi-ry climate. From pole ItI piole ure find that man, if he dresses at all, tliaseos i hteand. Even it Iootlous and uiiltless of such mrinor t:fles as wastcoat aId coillar, he covers his hnead ulth innie firm of f lothling. Nay, the very savare, tLiiihough li Illay kllriw nothing of silk or felt, will often so decorate lis vortex with fejlthere or mS) weave Ilir own IntUl al uonl thllt not rven the eoilvniitioiral l,:urroiia oyhliiier oouhl protect It rlrre oiilectuallv, Surely there imusit be reison rn all this. T'lrhr is r c laurivr eniir iiinlo troeed which rxtais nOt roiurey ni tbr rruirn:rllatini. It is thus praetitcaill admitted that thouehi the helad, Ikr rilny oithe. part of the body, rmnay, ahter tavinig otiltereil thouttr tion of at linu pliorlne vanrria|nl, becoltle rInured to thlerr atlionr . it etill Irises ir)IR oe iwhat It the pro ruco. ii the lirst place It is evidout that rir thin Ol hllrtit inlily the ittest cair hope to surviv e. (ivilized nlrill will not ilnarigie r hi clhainci of sirrveval hv rimlurig the sieliritrent. Irurtier, hr Lirnds thait the rfit ir ralrrnualls thlrs ex piised riridrtirgi trxtertnal srrntiges which do nlot oittii, I. if ver, tend tid i lie dlrrrctior of - reirenrrrnt, mud ii~ltiniotivl, hlie shuns the s possible rotr:r at 'irieneiilnd ibarbir eris. Ilii also re,- nt1 rrii-s the frit thirt, . .ivetn a wholesor-err custer rn eind clothing, .I the rlrriconsequen ct -ot will be its healttlh ro l rt iI Ihecorutlr. t IiForeonist itlaOIrl tllf he sunitil v 1rincipllo SI which ourht to cint :o usaige in this runtter iii arr two--tle voiiliant'e of aory but the lightest presetri and the admison throaughl ithe tl-.xturr worn or by strerral aperturers rf r ancicietll lir ior f eo venittiation of the htlrd. If ttr(hei eleentarv cronsiderartirons I he duly I-'gitLdiil rurd sullicinrt prrotectiron , ie proviidoled anaittt clanrgeas f weather we sarhall inrd uanr thie better, rnot the worse, for , wearing hls "coverrrlr for thre head." Il; PitlZE IIG:Ii Elit O5I' 'T1 DIAY h~ba in his hanrni the fate of oni of the finntsltporta the English slpeakini world knoiws. I s.y this Ibee nie I feel that a cris is i at hand in pugilimu and it will take but one fatine stop to uiildo the work of erars. A dilivoniet liight now will turn fhiu pablio aininat the sport, for it is only iin clrned to go it gri:t diiitatrnre to eo a ftilo conatt, and to pasy larig" .ulll of mlloney for the privilege, it it is aisolutely cure of $I fair and vqilaro deal. 'Take that conai dtince out of the arenat and it will drop again to the level of favoritimau only with the lowest classesN. That is why I run op pose l at present, or at any time. to the largo punrse which are now being offered by the great athletic clubs of the country. When $40.i0UJ tare at stake it is a great teminl,ttion for a prize fighlter and for the men back of him to arrangl for a division of the purse tol. Eolrin friendly alnis ind on a plan ntterly ulnfair to the corn. filing public. I do not say that such is the case now. I merely with to state that wit have reached tl dangerous point anrid that the tendency will bi that way. (Knowing the managers of both the ('oney, Island Athletic clib rid of the Crescent anid ()lymtrie. clubs, of New (irleans, I know that they would never toleo ate an untftr fight; that if to their knowledge soch a deal hadl been made the men would he blacklisted and be posted ali over the country as black guards. I say this because I take a deep interest in the manly art of self-defense, and I feel that it should continue to occupy the high place in theestimation of the pub lic which it new holds. A purse of $25,000 is enough for any two men to fight for, and we alt know that to the ordinary prise fighter $10,000 is a fortune. I was struck with the deep interest taken by the best classes of the American people at the fights both in New Orleans and at Coney Island. In fact, at the Choyneki. Godfrey fight I saw a number of bankers and professional men, and my only wish was that nothing would be done by those matched against each other to take this class of people away from the athletic club house. This comment is particularly timely in view of the great fights which are soon to take place. I think the Mitchell-Corbett contest must be considered a "go." In my bpinion Corbett has all the natural advan tages. He is quicker aind he is taller. Mitchell is stout, and when stripped looks, r erhape. somewhat better than Corbett, but I believe they will weigh in at about the same number of pounds. Mitchell ninmust do something to square himself, and that is why I believe he will come to the scratch. for even if he is whipped he will stand better in the estimation of the American public. As far as the Fitzsimmona-Hall fight is concerned my judgment is somewhat handi capped, as I have only seen the men spar, and much of what I know concerning them is by hearsay. From Australians I have it that Hall is a more clever borer than Fitz simmons, and then, too, he is his junior by almost six years. it must be remembered that Hall knocked him out in Australia. Then Hall's magnificent defeat of Pritch ard will count heavily for him. Fitzsim mona, on the other hand, is a man who trains splendidly. He works hard and faithfully and when he goes into the ring his friends and backers can always feel as sured that he is in perfect condition. He is cool headed and fights scientifically. This was demonstrated in his fight with Maher. In that contest a lucky blow in the first round almost knocked the middleweight champion out. Then he began to show gl. head work, and although he was unnible towards the close of the fight to use his right hand, he whipped Maher with terrific left hand jabs. The fight between Goddard and Maher I which is to take place before the Coney Island Athletic club, will be a contest worth witnessing. Goddard is one of the gamest men in the ring and has a splendid record. I think he is in the hands of Trainor Mad den, the man who trained Manoer for his 1 last fight, so that he will be able to give I Goddard a good many valuable pointers. I iimagine that Goddard will weigh in at 185 or 190l pounds, and at that weight he will be able to do some wonderful rush work. He fights right from the start. lie has no i peculiar blow, but hits at his opponent in I every possible way, changing tactics con tinually. If anything, he is inclined to be Ia little slow with his legs. His reo ord is a good one, He has whipped t Joe ('boynaki twice and fought an e eight-roaud draw with Jackson. Maher. on the other hand, is a very hard hitter. If he lands on Goddard the latter will know that he is whipred. 'TIser is no reason in the world why Maher shouldn't be a very clever boxer it taken in hand by some good Sman, but he is hard man to train and is ex ceedingly willful. I see that there is a possibility of a fight a between Johnny Grtilin and Dixon. If this i comes off the colorcd fighter will lfind that his work has been cut out for him. I saw (iriltin fight lynch anid I cnsider himt a strong, game little follow. It bhits a splen did trainer in Carroll, and ill my opinion Swouldl colm very nar ibeating Dixon. It h,, on the whole, the wiuter inid coming sproln ought to dlevelop a nutbes of Hpln. dl cointestr, and clhami tl onship honors may posalbly elhange halnds. In view of all this I umust agalin tEIlhasize the necessity of I Si lOar detalin.g all aritoundi and in the intor I ents of the pltue riig, a reduction in the amounts iIt Of the tunrses offered. (if courneo, the lsr.er the atuount the greater the Inter Sest. lent th, putlhe will quickly recall patl Sunfair cotiteste in which '"deals" were imade I atpparent Ly results shbtuld there be the least tendeny toward bcheating now. \'hlen alarge purse iS offered, siiy of $10,ili0) or t$5,Z,000. lO atrranogemoent could easily be eflected butween the luen by wuhlih the I winuner would get tut or I;0 per coent of the purse and the loser the smaller ud. 'IThe Iiten would, of course, fight for the big i-nd tof the purse, but It would not ibe stuch a Sruntaest as a ight for all the niorey. IThose tre the Gfiiohts the vublic wanit to set., and SSb nien who first enter into a deal of any kinud will have tlhemnselvesto thank If pursee t dr i p tt, iy.0 or *1,000. r I lv c lipacity as isitrictor I hlave notedl pal tlcularlv the increased lutrenst arioused Sby tile loeount fights among the younger niealmabers tf the largU athletic icluhs of the Itlty. I imangine this increased interest es I tnlds all over the country, for I have now letters froln oltny friendis in the west ask ing me for ideas ton boxing. I niote, too, that the fighters of the conn Stry, amateur and professional, are paying iotire attintion than ever to the "soience of - the ring." Nowaldays grtat str'engtlh rlust tie eupplemteuted by the best kind of train ing, by the actquirerient of aill the science SpIasitlO to Inake a good boxer, and no man canur go into the ring half trained rnd ex Stiret to do justice to hiniself or hislbackers. Wrhait a Iloy Kuoaus Abourt Girls. A small boy in a BIlrooklyn grammar Sschoool has furnished the latest information about girls in a recent composition: "(hrls st pretty ard afraid of IUns. They Wear r te rubbers and look at the clouds and eq., '0, how perlickly lovely. "