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0 > to Incline his activity in the direction best
jsJculated t<> jjive play to all the line and gen
erous Qualiti-s <>f ■•■- character.
Although ihi-re has always been a disposition
cc the nart of «»«?rrr.ans to ■ on • •<!•• nothing but
a goccne&ry rule to their women, ye* there are
jew countries in Europe which owe so much to
pelticoat influence. It was the heroic Queen
Lais*- who was the principal factor in the lib
eration of Prussia from the harsh and bitter
jjiraijoi. of the first Napoleon. Empress Au
£ESt£, M befitted a Princess who in her child
tcod had •• en a pupil of Goethe, contributed to
the intellectual development of Prussia during
i reign that was more especially occupied by
military matters and by sanguinary wars.
Moreover, throughout her husband's reign she
opposed the despotic tendencies of Prince Bis
narck in fuch a manner as to temper their ap
plication, •*•!.:!•■ it is no secret that she enjoyed
in this re?: •«•<.'.. the valuable -operation of her
English bern daushter-in-law, the now widowed
Empress Frvd.-rick, whom the old Chancellor ad
mitted to be a foe worthy of his political steel,
and who eventually brought about his downfall.
It was the Kaiser's mother who placed his
ftjrnif-r tat : Hintzpeter in his way, well know-
Ing the inf.aence he was likely to exercise on his
]: was the Professor who Induced the Em
peror to refuse his assent to Bismarck's demand
for the continuance of the anti-Socialist laws,
and to summon the international labor confer
ence at Berlin, which Bismarck so bitterly op-_
posed that the Emperor ended by dismissing
him. The failure of the labor conference to
achieve the expected results and the increased |
hostility and d ■ : tnent of socialism caused
tie Emperor In ton two years were past to send
the Professor back to his books, and to saddle
him with the responsibility of the failure of the
policy which he had recommended. But mean
whil- the Empress had become reconciled to her
eldest son, and her arch-enemy, Prince His
carck, who boasts in his memoirs of having
caused her to shed many a bitter tear, had been
fiiroiisF. ••}, while few save the chancellor real
he«l whu it was that had really engineered bis
| | Holland havr prospered to a
far - ■ • - i. ar> •- under feminine rule during
ft. "-—n ur twenty years than when the
itina f power were held by mascuUne hands.
In the Netherlands the flynasty of Orange is
ran i)'> l ,ular than ever before, while it may
mf .y be asserted that no one save the sagacious
Uid admirable Queen Begent Christina would
w . r i;a.- I In j ■ i : ■ ■ • : n pr Spain through
v. -.var as that with the United States with
«ot revolution, a dynastic upset and a loss
o? p ■ ich tin Sj a' irds prize far more
thar • • • :• . their honor.
It - .- • here of the Influ
j ;een Louise of i >. -:,-
B*rv. . . ■■ • . averting Copen
i- nt Into the o ntre of Europe's
; <■• r exen ised by
Nsa] • < >rient 1 nave
■tttei us at length. This will
B to sh ik that petticoat influence
■ r,-.-.v :.. .. ijoi yet bo injurious as the
.-.sist at the present mo
"*ct Oi contrary, the w.. r id is the bettei
*» ita • ; . BX-ATTACHE.
Uix an electric U^ht column la ti»o Xoreground.
The latest addition to New-York's small parks
occupies the space bounded by Stanton, East
Houston, Pitt and Sheriff sts., and will be known
by the name Hamilton Fish Park. The park
will be opened to the public on June 1, and will
undoubtedly be a blessing to the people who
live in the crowded district by which it is sur
rounded. The park covers an area of 3.(56 acres.
which was acquired at a cost of $1,719,905, and
Improvements were mad- at an aggregate cost
of $183,000. Work was begun on the park in
April, 1899, and. although the appropriation has
been exhausted, the park is not completed. The
grounds have been laid out in attractive lawns
and playgrounds, but no funds were left to erect
the gymnastic apparatus, which was to be a
feature of the park.
Four artistic electric liprht towers forty f.-.-r
high will furnish light at night. At the north
and south ends are handsome limestone pa
vilions. Tin se are in the form of Italian ex
edras. open at the top, and they are both sup
plied with bubbling drinking fountains, which
require no cups.
On the Piii-st. front, extending Kin feet, is the
handsome park building, with baths, gym
nasiums and running tracks cm either side of
tht- main entrance. The north side is for wom
en, and the south side for men. The grounds
and the buildings were designed by Carrere &
Hastings, who succeeded in creating a park in
which the oSd rules governing such places have
l -• d avoided. There will be fewer "keep off the
Brass" signs there than are usually found in
the smaller parks, and the grounds, the Louis
XVI building. th»- exedras, the playgrounds ami
the plaza from which the games may be wit
nessed look inviting, and need no sign to show
that they are for the people.
The Park Commissioner made a statement
last Wednesday to the effect that the new park
was in some respects a disappointment and
that the effort to combine park and playground
features was not entirely successful. It lias also
been said, in criticism of the park, that the
I'ath facilities are inadequate.
From The Philadelphia Inquirer.
He bad <lri\en from a backwoods hamlet to the
si.itiim and afti r making an inquiry at the con
ductor boarded tiie train for Philadelphia.
When well on the way he stopped the blue
oflicia] and asked in all seriousness:
"in* sortei hungry. Will ye just teli me where
the eatin' car Is?"
"There ie none on this train," was the answer.
"Its short run does not require it."'
'1! ih!" grunted the questioner. "Wich of yer
k. ■: > is the one that >• jest lull around In ;n 1 turn
md twist yer cheer any way ye please? Don't
■ that because I've never went railroadin'
ifon I don't knew all about these things."
"You probably mean the Pullman. We haven't
.my attached."
"Well, bu'stin' squashes! W'ere's yer igar
stand, so's I kin l>e buyin' a weed an' lightin' up?"
"We don't have Buch a thm«. man."
"An' ye've go place fer me ter Kit my shoes
shined, ter be sure?"
"No. sir."
"Course. I'd be crazy ter think ye rni*.-lit have a
|.;ii ■:•< r lad :>; oarilV"
"We iiav- n't any."
The rural gentleman subjected the conductor to
r\ m< na< ><>- scrutiny from head to foot and back
:i^,.i!: Then li' drawled out in an angry, dis
appoint* 'i i one of voice:
"Well, BUfferln' eommeal! I thought ye said this
wjz an accommodation train!"
Bit I|>CnoMcals : "International Studio" (§3.50 a year) . . -251 bth /tog,
Hit {prilltS & Casts: — Pottery, Art Book*, etc. J. C. Witter Co. . 123 sth Aye.
Bit &CbOO($& (Tuition: School of Applied Design for Women, . 200 W. 'Hid St.
HltlStS 111 2>eCOrattOn: F. Geklen &- Sons {Color Sketches), 4-2 Union S/. E.
E3CClCSiaStical Hit : R. Geissler {Memorials in even' form), . . 50 W. 3/7* St.
General painter: Wm.J. Shaw, HO West MM St., Hard Wood Finisher.
Interior 2)eCoratiollS:- F.C. Mas/on &- Co.(Wall Hangings, Draperies) 1 EM St.
E. S. Couch &■ Co. {Furniture, Draperies) 1133 B'way.
IfVor\? Hit Objects: F. W. Kaldenberg's Sons (Ivory Miniatures) 05 hth Aye.
3apaneSe Hit Objects: Yamanaka & Co. (Chinese Porcelains), . . 254 oth Aye.
®R> IDaCJUCrrCOt^pCS: - Restored to original beauty. 11. Rockwood, 1440 Broad 'y.
Paintings & prints : — M. Knoedler & Co. (Artistic Framing) . . 355 5/4 Aye
"To judge by this lot of steamer rugs, only
Scotch people travel," said a woman at the rug
counter of a large d -partment store a few days
ago. The clerk could not deny that Scotch
plaids were the favorite steamer rug patterns,
and added in justification of the style that they
wer«- much handsomer than the rugs of former
The plush article which was popular a few
years ago has little or no value as a steamer
rug now, and N sold in most cases as a carriage
or sleigh lap robe. The popular steamer rug is
a soft article which resembles a shawl because
of its fringe anil a blanket in texture. Rugs of
solid black, brown, drab and dark green and
blue on the one side, with reverse of all kinds
Of Scotch plaids, are in great demand, and range
in price from to $25. A good domestic ar
ticle, either in solid color or with fancy border
or plaid inside, can be bought for from S7 to
•*!•. and the delicate, soft finished rug in light
drabs and delicate blues brings the highest
prices. Between these are many English and
Scotch makes in plaids and stripes, and an occa
sional fleur de lis or diamond pattern in black
or white or some bright color.
The steamer rug of a Tew years ago was
thicker and heavier, but not warmer, and was a
burdi n on a railroad trip. The rug of to-day is
light but warm, aud can 1»- made up into a small
roll, and is a sonic- of comfort to the European
From Thn Indianapolis Press.
Barnes Tormer, the Eminent Tragedian How
much is in the house?
The Manager- Three dollars and eighty-flve cents.
Barnes Tormer Let it be given out thai I am
suffering with throat trouble and cannot appear.
"Throat trouble?"
"Yes, fellow! Have they not given me ii in the
Paris correspondence of The London Express.
I opc-nod the door of my tiny Hat, and His
Majesty the Concierge stood there, skullcap la
• llelene is to marry on Wednesday, Mon
sieur—it is the young man from the epiceria
next door" (I understood now how it was that
it always took pretty little Helen<> twenty
minutes to fetch me twopenny worth of su^ar)—
"a brave boy and in a good position. I and the
mother of the child, we are both ravished. And
now Helene. nothing will satisfy her hut that
Monsieur shall make the wedding with us. It
is a liberty I take, but Monsieur has known thd
Child quite small, and"
"Not another word," I cry. "< »f course I wilf
erne,- and murmuring that I "confounded 4
him (the French tongue is rich in these delight*
ful eccentricities, for I had been quite polite),
Monsieur Plpelet made his way down to hia
comfortable loge atjain.
Wednesday came. At lti o'clock in the morn.
ing I was fully attired in all the glories of even
ing dn ss. my buttonhole carefully widened ti
receive the sprig of orange blossom which— with
a kiss on each cheek— l should purposely claim
from the fai ,. Heione in return for my wished
for her happiness and the little goldwire brace
let with a turquoise heart which I had sen!
down to her that morning.
1 looked out of the window, and when I saw
that the carriages were thpre I trotted down*
stairs, and was received in great state by Mon
sieur Pipelet and his wife.
I fairly gasped. The every day costume of th<
Pipelet family may be most politely described
as dishabille.
I»uririK the Ion?,- years I have lived in the
h,.use 1 never remember to have seen Father
Pipelet in aught else but shirtsleeves ,, t
Ma. lam I'.'s buxom form confined In corsets'
but to-day, ye pods: '
Ladies Brat, Lend mo your aid ye writers
for tl>* ladies' page.
Yards upon yards of brand new black satin
envelop,.,! Madam Pipelet. and on her ample*
bosom burned a buckler of ruby colored velvet.
Large k< id earrings adorned her ears, and on
her head but there! I will not describe hen
oat The mines of Klondike should not tempt
me to attempt it, f,, r I could not hope to do it
•'Forward!" cried Father Pipelet 'Monsieur
the Mayor will be waiting," and with many
jokes and much polite making way for on a
another we entered the glass coaches In waiting;
Tiny were real glass coaches, mind you, cush
ioned with fawn colored cushions, trimmed with'
white, and might have done duty for the pump
kin coach of Cinderella.
At the Mairie not only Monsieur the Mayor,
but more friends were waiting, and when we
left and followed the newly married couple t»
the Hois (there was no religious ceremony) our
seven glass coaches were supplement* d by two
"tapissieres" — large black wagonettes, gayly
decorated with white satin favors.
And so to the restaurant. The jokes on the
way were much as other wedding party Jokes
and the breakfast was much as other wedding
breakfasts an-. The biy gendarme came hope~
lessly to t^rief over his speech, anil kissed a
pretty bridesmaid in mistake for the bride.
Father Pipelet Rot rather drunk, and palled.
the tablecloth Into so many Imaginary "cor
dons" that several glasses suffered badly, and
Madam Pipelet melted into tears, although her
pretty daughter wan not to ko away any further
than just next door.
Then, after the bill was paid, came the real
business .if the day. the division of the bridal
bouquet and the honeymoon. The bridal bou
quet and the kisses were given (Heidne Is .spe
cially nice to kiss), and all of us climbed into
the carriages and wagonettes a^ain.
For a Parisian honeymoon, when the honey
mdoners are of the middle class, is made In
company, and consists of a drive all around the
JSois de Boulogne and games (in summer) in the
green glades afterward.
What fun it wa.-, and how the people cheered
us as we went! And in the evening, after ;i
dinner that 1 shudder even now to think about;
we drove all round the town, depositing guests
as we went, and finally, a lonely trio, Mr. and
Mrs. Pipelet ami 1, dropped Helene and hei
husband at the epicerie and went next door tv
From The Londcn Chronicle.
The rank find file on trie Modder River were a
short time ago temporarily forbidden to bathe, .in. l
sentinels were posted on the banks to look for
surreptitious swimmers, One ot the . sentinels
caught mclii of a swimmer, who persistently ig
nored his summons to surrender to arrtst. At last
the bather emerged from the river; the furious sen
tinel advanced upon the dripping figure and claimed
it prisoner. "Confound you!" was the reply, "can't
you see I'm an officer!"
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