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BBBBlBilBMiTHUN, SUNDAY. NOVEMBER 20, 18M. '. ' ', , , 1
If 'the national academy.
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I i 1 TVarke of Old Acqiiatatnacra avad of New,
t i A (aw figures taken from the catalogues of
' ft-, f the autumn oxlilbltlon of tho Nations! Acad-
j I ; imr of Design will show that the works in tho
! I I galleries have In Breat part been contributed by
! W L artiste who ara not tin tho Academy's list of
' K membership. Including seron works of sculp-
1 S lure, fur which. It may ba said In pasting, no
,, JS word of praise oan bo glvou, not-even by stretch-
i B Ing a point for amiability's rake, thero are 040
J Jl, I works In the exhibition. Only twenty. thrco of
i m p the eighty-debt Academicians and sixteen of
'i B ! the thlrty-nlno associates send pictures. Thoso
1 B j'. thirty-nine men are represented by seventy-
2 jfe J' two works, so that vory nearly four-fifths
m ! ft of the exhibition Is made- by outsiders. The
A U It tonclutlan must bo that many of Ilia Acad
t' m C imtclans and associates are Indifferent to
8 W Sti "i showing mado by their Institution
j i 84 In tho autumn, for no such disproportion can
1 j ba noted at the spring exhibitions. It would
( IP J learn, under suoh conditions and tha apathy
j3 K R hero mentioned has provallcd In other years as
A m H, vcl as this that the painters who are prone to
IS E' Hi tomplatn of hard-hearted Juries would be eager
IB jgKl to take advantage of the froo space In tha Acad-
B t3f tray's galleries. That they have not dona so,
K 8S' that a comparatively small number of works
it 3- nas sent In this year, and that they were not of
ffi W- , high average quality, are facts which may be
b jj txplalned byono of two suppositions: Either
E fjfc the artists are doubtful ot the advantage ot ex-
K ijbltlng at this season of tho year, or they are
I jk landing their plcturesolsowhore. It Is probablo
H Ih at the catalogues of the exhibitions at Chi-
I Ugo. Pittsburgh, St. Louis, and Philadelphia
V ' ' rf'fi ' aould furnish piece i coiirfcffoii In arriving
j Jur 't a Judgment. In addition to works
' Wv"i Sxhlblted last spring In New York, mauy
'Jk W& new pictures puinted during the summer
feT t$ have been or will be sent to out-of-town shows.
, g V Prizes, modals, and purchasing funds seem to
?Wf be potent attractions. Khali wo then have to
KJ bestir ourselves to see that our pictures uro nut
fa - t' taken from us by more enterprising cities T It
I, $ ID- will bo a pretty piece of business If New York,
I ' ',' where almost all nf tho American artists of
? j ability who live in tho United States reside.
IS ., becomes the centre for foreign art and tho
K u country towns" become the capitals of tbo
B native school. The American artists abroad al-
n. ready look upon tho quoatlnu as being settled in
?' this way, and tho dealers who exploit tho work
t of European artists havo tbelr places of busl-
Wl ness In Now York and in New York alone.
K There Is food for thought in the situation for
$L the officers of the Academy and of the Society
K ot American Artists. It Is no use to anathema-
Iff ttze the public because beguiled by dealers.
-Mr. W. Day Streetor Is one of the newcomers
jj who in tho present exhibition contribute can-
, J vases of Interest and value. Ills small picture
Hi In tho south gallery, called Study," No. S30, is
jti soundly palmed. It shows a figure of a woman
t clad in white drapery fashioned hi classic folds.
The bench on which she Is seated Is covered
n i With a black cloth with n Greek border of
EI S f yellow, and a lighter tint of yellow appears in
BJ 5 bands at the neck and waist and in her hair.
Hi ' E The design is simple but extremely effective,
B5 II and tho general effect is one of completeness.
K$ ft f It Is a modest attempt, but everything is well
EjB tt , done. While the arawlng is correct nnd sym-
IS re . pathetic, the chief charm of the picture lies In
1 5' - the soberly devised scheme of color. A por-
Bn ft I trait. No. ITT, by George Hughes, which
B2 B i' ought to be on tho line, and another portrait by
Kg R t- the same artist. No. 10. show artistic breadth and
y fit I give promise of still better work. Both pictures
H fr are of mall site. The first represents a lady in
K S a gown of yellow and white and is light In as-
HB '( ;, pect; the second Is dark and quiet. Good stu-
H f ft dent work, less complete than in the canvases
H 1 ' Just mentioned, is shown In "Svensk Fllcka,"
H r 'i No. 1ST, by J. Harmon Moore, and " Portrait of
i- fj Miss C." No. 333, by W. H. Leigh. Is exrellent
B ii In Intention. It Is a large canvas, depicting a
B fj tt young girl In white seated near the trunk of a
BJ S i tree, and the wood which forms the landscape
BJ & " setting Is carefully and not untruthfully ren-
BW U dered. Hut while Mr. Leigh's drawing Is good
aB & iK enough to pass muster, and so plainly honest aa
Hl HI to call for praise, his color Is quite without va-
Hg m& rlety. The values In tho picture are carefully
-HHi I'1' atudled, but it Is unpleasinc on account of Its
BHiT lu coldness of tone. At the head of tho
Bp? j! stairs. In the rorrldor on either side
BBjlf, h of the door leading to the north gallery
Mg I are "Fisher Girls at tuples." No. P. by Frank
BJBg t: '" Hutchens. and " Preparing the Soup," No. 58,
BBK -f by Wallace Bryant. Tho artists' names are new
Hh p and the pictures, tha one an outdoor and the
BJBjr & other an interior effect, are fairly good aped-
BBj& s mens or the sort of Salon picture with which
8kt 4 young painters make their debut in Paris.
BJBtr t There are good qualities in both canvares. Each
BB( of the painters gives evidence of having studied
BHrtk' the problem of picture making and each of the
BJB( ? pictures sliows successful treatment over and
BBB-I ' above what Is required In painting simple
Bnx studies from nature. At the other end of the
Kin,, corridor a "Decorative Panel," No. 40, by
BJiafo George Burroughs Torrey, and "The Little
HMD- Rhepherdess," No. n3, by Sol. Kann, ex-
K'.W- ' Mbit the same sort of endeavor. Mr.
' ' Torrey's nude figure Is not very pleasing
BkK.v ' " trDe nJ Qt very happy in color, but
BXJ '. It is a serious effort and worthy of consldcra-
BBafi' lion. A portrait in the north gallery. No. 83,
BHVk .' by the same artist, is better In color nnd more
BHVT . complete. Mr. Kami's large picture is almost
BHB.? jj good enough to bo quite good. If he had been
BJBJlH i content to take a much smaller canvas for his
BHmj' fl subject, ahd he would have fitted sUe more an.
BBBjvg proprlately to its character if ho had done bo,
BHVjff probably he would have made his sheep less
BBS V wooden nnd his landscape more atmospheric.
KBB -4 The work as It Is shows earnest purpose and
BBV$ achievement quite worthy of note. A nice bit
BBa of color is given In the small picture. "La
BBfif BouDe," No. 74, by Eanger J, Cause, whero
BHt j girl with a pink skirt stands before
Bf, an open hearth, but the picture is somc-
BHK what papery. A large canvas with nude
BH .' figures In sunlight. "Boa Bathing." No. 08, by
BB) fc. Alexander Grlnager, deserves mention for cour-
BBwJSij: age In attacking a difficult theme and praise for
BJjli'1 no little knowledge. A landscape called "Early
BBVKy Krenlng Winter," No. 110, by John Noble
BBJ,1i' Harlow, shows rather competent treatment, but
BVuEb Is lacking in personality and character. Anun-
BBJ ' compromising portrait of a lady. No. 15S, by
BBV AnnaMilo Upjohn; a very good animal picture,
BMV'1 , "Inquisitive," No. 200, by Francis Wheaton,
BBVu showing a shepherd's dog and lumbs; and two
BBVg genre subjects, "An Old Beau," No. 130, and
BBB?F "A Singing Lesson," No. 1T0, by C. E. Proctor,
BJBJI'I are other things among those exhibited
BBji, by artists whose names are unfamiliar
BBsU that may be included in a list of what Is
BBBBf best by the newcomers. To offset them, how-
BBVV ever, are such pictures as tbo meretricious "Co-
BBVljk ciuttte." No. 173, by W. II. McEntee: the care-
BMVI. less and exaggerated "A Itecklees lllder," No.
BBmjJ"' 41, by Oeun Smith, and a considerable number
BBVjlr of small vcntures.wblch by reason of the limited
BBljj space each occupies may be passed without
HHi1' mention, though taken together they aro factors
BBaflli In lowering the average of the exhibition, "St.
BMVJ Louis Bridge nt High Water," No. 70. which Is
BBVB- without color or value, and " An Arkvtlle Bit,"
BBW '-: No. U5, wlilch is without anything, may be cited
BBS aii examples.
BBS The artists of reputatiou more or less wide
BBS who aro nut connected with the Academy con-
BBV tribute some excellent work. Thero are three
BJBJt, ' Interesting landscapes by Josepli II, Boston, of
BBw v.-hlch the best Is "The Town itottd," No, HI),
BBS It Is a bit ordinary In color, but space and at-
BBS moiphero aru ucll rendered. Two landscapes
BBk by Bruco L'ranc, "The Hainbow," No, 80, and
BHjj "Silvery Night," No. SU, are less conventional
BBl,; than his worn tins been of late, and both are
BJ s good in color. "In Musty Ilecords Deep Im-
BByi ' tuersed," No. 70, by William Verolnnrl; llimey,
BBJJK', Is an excellent genre picture, soundly painted
BBSJj e and wry well cuntiolled aa to the effect of
BBSK light. "Shine, hlr" No. 101, by J, F. Kuuf.
BBSk mail, is very good of its kind, which is
BBSEjl tho Amciican street genre cleaned up for
BBSfg rompanliiiislilu with refined surroundings.
BBSlK "Autumn Violets," No, 1CH, by Florence F.
BBSJ3 Knell, is u moro mlto of a nlcturo which is a
BBSLg charming bit of color, Mr. John J. Hammer's
BBSJK "Blue Mountains, Mllford, Pennsylvania," No.
BJBJKg h'l, is a InnUbcapo that Is qulto well drawn, but
BBSjw.' that is Jinrh, cold and geuerally unsympa-
BBSJ Miellc FIuiill), thero s Mr. Carlton T. Chap-
BSSg man'.' inurliie, " Breaking WaVea," No. flio,
which la eplrltad, frssh.and If rather thin In its
quality of color, not without poslttva truth In
the treatment of the water and rocks.
Mr. Brldgmau, an Academician who lives In
Paris, shows his Interest In the exhibition by
sending two pictures. Tho larger and more Im
portant of the two, "Silence of the Evening,
Kaabab, Algiers," No. Sll, Is hung In tho South
Gallery, and at first glance looks Ilka a bad
picture. Hut closer examination reveals com
patent drawing and a color scnomo of cnnsldor
ablo dollcacy vary successfully carrlod out. The
weak look of the picturo Is duo to Injudicious
hanging;, by which other canvasses quite out of
harmony with It affect tt Injuriously. If It
wero seen by Itself It would gain a hundred
fold. It Is only ono of numerous Instances
where the hanging has been badly done. In
this respect tho North Gallery Is much mnro
satisfactory than any of tho other rooms.
Mr. Beckwlth shows his Interest by exhib
iting an exccllont portrait. The head of the
little girl who is dressed In bluo and holds a ten
nis racket In lier hands before her Is luminous
and attractive. If tho hands wero as cool In
color as the head thero would be nothing to And
fault with. Thegoneral aspect of the portrait
Is sympathetic- and nt tho same tlmo hardy and
frank. "A Roman Woman," No. 187, by Fran
cis C. Jones, cleverly painted and subtlo In
drawing; "Tha Brook," No. 104. by II. Bolton
Jones, a landscape showing intimate knowledge
of construction in nature; "Golden October,"
No. 140, by Arthur Parton, striking In compo
sition and rich In color; " Bavarian Ty
rol." No. 203. by James M. Hart; "Look
Ing Ahead." No. 202. by J. O. Brown,
and "Tho Farallonl-Caprl." No. 208, by
William Stanley Ilnseltlne aro pictures by Acad
emicians which aro representative. Among the
associates Mr. Curran with two excellent small
canvases. "In the Hay Loft," No. 243 and
"Feeding the Swans, Central Park," No. 273
Mr. Dolph with characteristic studios of kit
tens at play. Nos. 227, 207, and 113; Mr. Wile .
with n delightful little canvas no bigger than a
postal card, "Tho Captive," No. 13!), and ahead
of n girl. No. 120, not nt all equal to his bust
work; Mr. Howo with cattle and Inndscape;
Mr. Moilor with a small portrait, nnd Mr. (lay
with n large, Mrnngly handled view of a wheat
field in harvest time, ".Mother Earth," No. 305,
are conspicuous exhibitors.
fjika us asi x'tiii.i.s or r.ismox.
Buttons of clltterlng imitation Jewels nro
reigning favorites for dress decoration, and
while their beauty pales n llttlo besido the real
gems they aro wonderfully brilliant and ory
ambitious as to price, lthlucstones. beautifully
cnt, onclrcle sapphires, emeralds, rubles, and
amethysts s-o perfect In color thut tho cilect Is
all that can bo desired. White enamel deco
rated with pretty painted faces and edged with
pearls and brilliants aro exquisitely pretty, and
colored enamellod buttons set round with tur
quoise Is anothor varlet). Porcelain buttons
are painted with Watteau figures, and somo of
these llttlo mlnlaturo circles cost as hlghnsSl
apiece. There are Dresden buttons and Delft
buttons with antique silver frames, nnd nil
torts of mosaic buttons and other combinations
of silver and rhinestnues, steel and enamel,
with every conceivable kind In Jet. Brazilian
beetles set round with Jewels aro ono of tho
latest novelties, and real Itorlolso shell buttons
decorated with gold are extremely pretty.
" Electric seal," which Is simply rabbit skin
dressed to resemble the genuine seal as nearly
as possible, is ono of the popular cheap furs
this season, nnd the French tame rabbit is said
to havo the best fur. Tho skins are llrst dreied
to make them soft and pliable, then passed
through a machine which trims dnwn the
coarser hairs and gives the fur gloss in the comb
ing process. The dyeing is skilfully done by ex
perts to givo tbo sumo Hbadlng from light tn
dark brown which we find In the seal, and all
the superfluous hairs aie plucked nut by elec
tricity. In color and warmth thpre i very
little choice between the real seal and this
clever Imitation.
Red in all Its varying shades, from bright
scarlet to a deep rich tint is the leaaiug color
for children's gowns, cloaks, und hats this
season, aud whlto braid, lace, atid white pipings
of satin or cloth aro tho usual trimmings. Irish
crochet lace Is also very much worn, ana pretty
sets with collar and cliffs to match are the only
decoration needed on the llttlo velvet costumes.
The use of Irish lace Is not n hi fined to children's
garments, howeter. for little boleros are made
of It for the grown-up gimns. His put Into a
bath of coffee to give It the cream tint hi much
more becoming than tho pure white, aud the
effect is very pretty.
Tho fashion for trimmed skirts seems tn be
gaining favorvery ro!dI. and the dressmakers
assure you with great ronfldence thai they have
come to stay. Ono of Worth's latest gems In
cloth Is trimmed round the skirt to the knee
with two-lnch bias bands of velvet In a contrast,
ing color, and an inch and a half space between
each one. Other skirt1, are trimmed downward
from the top to the knee, with rows of braid
or velvet snt around sn that they nro a little
lower In front tliuu at the back. Fur those who
are noi tall eunuirh to bear this mode of decora
tion the bands are put In tb teams from tho
waist half way down or up from tho bottom,
nnd a pretty effect Is mnde with braid in two
widths, tho wider in the centre, making thren
row son each scam, finished u lib u lung trefoil
at the end.
Zouaves and boleros of every kind and shape
are still a conspicuous part of the bodices, but
the handkerchief zouave is perhaps thu most
unusual style. Tho material Is tirapul in thu
desiretl form in some iiidescrlbahlo maunur tn
give tho toft, full effect, aud l'ersian silk Is
especially pretly for this purpoo, and may
form buttorfly puffs at thu top uf thu sleeves.
Lace applique Is ono of the popular and rather
expensive dress decorations since It must be ar
ranged to suit encli gonn. It is sewn on net
with a gold thread all around the edgeofthn
design for full vests and ljoleros with a sill:
foundation, and bands of satin and velvet for
various moden of trimming. One pretu gown
of brown taffeta, patterned with blue, lias the
soft net est, and a blue silk txilern covered with
this lace and gold thread embroidery mid (In.
isbed on the edge with a frill of narrow lncn.
The collar bund Is of plain blue, span.led with
gold and a laco frill at the back.
A Medici cullar cut Into squares and stiffened,
so that they can bo turned down at will, la a
feature of the new rloth capes, and somo of
them ure mado more becoming and dressy by an
Inside frill of luce set In deep enough to cover
the squares.
Satin, serge, and tweed knickorhockors, mado
with a removable lluiiuel lining, ure a good sub
stitute for thu short flannel skirt, and are worn
with street costumes in told weather.
The fashionable woman wears Jewels galoro
this season, not alone with evening dress, but
with day gowns as well. Gorgcojs necklaces
and brooches of diamonds, pearls, and other
gems aro a feature of dress nt tho opera, and
bracelets aro coming into favor again, tho
newest ones being a gold chain In different du
grees of fineness, set at Intervals with Jewels.
Opals, divided by white sapphires set In a Ann
linked chain, make a lovely one. Tho loiii
chains, to which a watch, muff, or pair of
lorgnettes Is attached are nil set at intervals
w III; Jewels of various kinds, and fancy brooches
are bewildering In beauty mid rlnty. French
women twist chains of diamonds In their hair
for evening dress, und diamond clasps fasten
tho hows nnd aigrettes, which staud up so
pertly at thu buck of their heads.
Very dressy bodices for cloth gowns aro mado
of alternate Inch v, Ide strips of cloth nnd blaok
or cream laco Insertion Hitched together by
machine, The entlro waist is of this combina
tion nnd Is made plain In the back and full in
front, opening over a fnncy vest, or fastening
on the shoulder and under the arm. Tho silk
under bodice Is either in a pretty contrast of
color or matches the cloth, fhn sleeves aro
also formed nf tho lace and cloiL, and the puff
at the top is of plain clnth. Another effect Is
gained by cutting the strips of cloth wider and
adding a tiny band of fur un one edge.
Shirt wnUts of French flannel In plain colors
with black polka dots nro deildedly tho thing
for morning wear, and they nro mado up ex
nelly like t hi cotton ones worn In summer, with
a black satlu stock collar or a wldu linen one.
Chinchilla toques aro warn with gowns and
cnatsornanicuti.it with the eame rur. and they
are trimmed with rosettes of bright ribbon,
cream lace, and gray or black ostrich feathers.
Sable toques with violets ai another faucy.
Silk skirts, partially worn out around the
bottom can be fashionably renovated by cut
ting nway a quarter of B nrd and adding
three flounces of silk tho needed width Lace
sewn up on each one makes a pretty finish It
I" not necessary that the rutlles should match
the upper, part, so plain silk Is pretty fur a
llgund skirt, or the revoro, ami three over.
luppliig rullU-s mnk a nice Hurt at Ihe bottom,
"-"-. UMlkleillit Lrtt-T., rim,, , jto..
good iroitna roil itjut at sixth un
axi at xxr.
Tonne are and Sllddle-Aged Men Olve
Their Vlevva Vhen I AVntnan Matured
tn Jtnity und Mind I Advnnlacea of Girl
hood and uT Full, Cultivated AVoiniinhood
It was certainly a strango subject for them
(to fall on. K.-ory man of them was past middle
Ufa oxropt two, and thoy had been allowed to
Join tho mjstlo circle of seven as a grtnt favor.
Ono of theso two wna vory young, being Just
out of college. It' was his trial heat In busi
ness. Thn oilier man was A Yalo man of 'BS,
was about thirty, nnd had icon a good deal of
' tho tvorld. Tho sights hadn't sapped his boy
ish Jojousness, however, nnd after all ho was
lory young, too. Tho soven always lunched
together, and on this particular day thoy lin
gered oven longer than usual over their coffer
and cigars. It was bocnusc thn next day woa
Thanksglving, nnd n holiday is about as de
moralizing to tho oldest fellow un 'Changs as
It is to the average schoolboy.
"Socloty Isn't what It used to bo," said a
handsome, robust man of sixty as ho twlstod
his whlto mustache. "A woman Is novcr ad
mitted tobo an old woman in New York so
ciety now. tVhy, thirty years ago I'd teen
married ten years thou, mind you -a girl was
ngirl. nnd n woman a matron; tho line of de
marcation was as rigidly drawn as that 'jotweon
tho old woman and tho now woman to-day. Then
twenty-three or twenty-four was considered
nn advanced ngu nt which to beenmo engaged,
and tho woman who had reached tho ago of
thirty nnd was still unmarried was thought of
and spoken of as nn old maid, and through
sheer forco of circumstances boenmo lery old
maldlsli In her ways. A girl of twenty was
considered nfiill-grown woman. Tc-day sbo
Is looked upon as a mero chit, und a woman of
thirty is not jet In her prime. The fact that
a woman is gray beforo slio Is engaged If a fact
not ocii commented upon, it so fiequently Is
the rnso. This Is decidedly n cluuigo for tho
butter. It was thu essenco of cruelty o expect
a woman of thirty or forty to bo cheerfully
laid ivwav on tho shelf. Such n thing wouldn't
bo tolerated for nn instant in theso days. Vi
aro more renotiublo. moro hiiiune. Why, n
noman of fifty is young to tun now."
"find I" cxclalincdlthe joutli fresh fromjcol
leee. "she isn't to me."
"It's altogether owing to one's viewpoint,
old clinti," tuild tho other uiig fullow, pa
tronizingly. "Vou possibly think a girl of twen
ty ono qulto mat mo now. Just wait till ynu
get my age." The old fellows smiled. Z
"And rll this tnlk ubout woman's aio leads to
a eri old liutan always tuteristing question,"
put in a Jolly man of nt loist fifty, who did
not look hi ago by ton years.
"Lay It on tho tablo." blurted nut tho man
next to him.
"At what ago is a woman most fasilnallngf"
he lerkud nut, with emphasis on tho lerb.
"Sixteen." jelled one. "Twenty." another.
"Thirty." chortled three, while tho i-lxth
shouted "Forty," nnd tho seventh and oldest
man of tho party held his ground that fifty
wn" the ago for him.
"Let'tho kid halo his iay first," shouted thn
oldest man. bunting on tho tnblo with his flu
for silerce.
"That's a go," consents 1 the half dn?on.
"Wlinl age 1ms luot uhanus forou, kid?"
asked one. addressing tho jnuugster.
"Thirty," he answered, without hesitation,
"lilvo me u wninan of at least thirty. School
girls don't Interest mo a minute. Thomas
Carlyle says si mething ubout putting boys un
der barrels nnd keeping; them thero until they
nro twenty-Die. I guess the old chap didn't
know much about girls, or he would haie In
cluded them. too. Really, a woman has no
intorest for mo whateicr under that ugo.
Mind and holy uro undeveloped, and hor char
acter unformed. Sho thinks of nothing but
herself, her looks, aad hor beaux; of dances,
dinners, afternoon teas, and thcutro parties.
Great bore, those things, to me. Now. I met a
woman of about thirty last year at the Junior
promenaile- "
"That'll do," Interrupted thx confirmed old
bachelor of the part. as he inudu scleral dies
at tho feet uf the others witli his own. "Vou
kuow we settled the other day that wo weren't
polng to hear am more nhout jour Junior
prnaH-nnde Inst jear. Deciles, bnj. how do
you know when a woman ts nt a Iailnntiug
age and when she i-,n't' Every iniing rellow
has to go through thu ktage of falling in lo
with some, woman years older than himself.
1 hut a thi- reason jou do not iar tor wiiuu
under thirty. As for mo glio m a girl from
sixteen to eighteen. She Is si untancutis lu her
actions and this precious quulfty pruiouts her
from ever being wicked. Sho doesn't need le
posu of manner that jou other men find so fas
cinating In older women. She has iintMng to
coiu-eul. I knuw not what philosopher lins
said, 'Old women are never lacking,' but ho
spoke the uniainlshed truth. Tliuy nre ncier
lacking In society, and one gets very tired of
iiiij tiling that one has too mu.-h of. li's the
stylu m consider a wuman of thirty jouiig, I
know, but she isn't, ull thn same. ua can'r.
bo reckoned bv Mars, tint by knowkdgo. and
the woman of thlrtj to ilav knows too much
for me. Mm l continual!) nupprtsslng her
emotions, and this makes her unnatural ami
keeps her fr-im really etijoi lug anything. On
the other band, thu girl of sixteen or eigh
teen lets hir-ulfgo, and enloys mm thing,
from n glass of leu cream soda to an Assembly
ball, und doeu'i cure who know:, it. Mio
warms olio's heart and makes onolnu mer
again tho dajs ot one's nun jouth. Lien
twenty years Jgo glilsof this ago wero looked
upon as women, and were allowed to go Into
society. Now thej are mndo to wear short
dresses, wear their hair in brulds, nnd keep up
stairs with a gurinu-ss while their timnniias.
and grandmother, too, for that matte-, and
tholr old-maid aunts, who baiu proved hard
stock- in tho market, como down to entertain
jou. W hen I do talk to tli-fo people 1 feel 111 o
a forsll. but when I can get a bwect sixtiem r
under mv wing ut u mutinuu o' a football
gatno. I forget mj fortj-iiio jears and really
enloy mvself "
"Iloh and nnnsomc." exrlalined the next
to the joungest mnn "A woman midor twenty
Is all giggle, ami from that ago to tuumr-llia
bhu s ull g.ibbln. After sho bus spent n quar
ter of a century here. If she has a good mind,
P enty of tact, nnd a really kind in art, nhe be
gins to bo fascinating, even if sho is ugli us
tin. Ihcn sho is moro Interested In you tnun
(lie is In heisolf. or sho has tho uno'l tamp t,
mo is in lieisoir, or sho has thu iroo-I sense to
insko It look that way. and shu profunda thut
shod rather l.tur jou tulk than lull; herself.
Shu doesn't grow hjstuncal mur inouiiltilns.
much less molu h II, and her mnnnur is unli
able, even If hlio is mad enough lo pound jou
hto mlnco meat. Hie studies to pieae you
In small thing'; in other words, she rulers to
jour small Idlosjm-rmles. and that's a winner.
J o can forgivn u man for differing with us In
a matter of much Importance, bu. In the llttlo
things uf Ufa. nuier. What girl under twentj
flu Is going to take tho trouble to please j-ou?
None, limy nru ull too busy pleasing, thcrn
selits up to that age. And the beuullriil thing
alio t the woman of thirty, thu most enchant
ing, lew-itching tiling about her Is thut all the
time sho makes jou Ihli.k that sho is pleasing
you, I'll In darned If she isn't pleasing herself
to a T. Vou know 11 when you get nlono by
jnursolf. nnd kick jnurself for being the vic
tim of her genius, but tho mlnutu jou ure ut
her sldo agulu jou forget It "
'liiilly for ynu," !-outed tho oldest man.
Now you ought to know how it Is, becaue j ou
go out more thnu mi) of us, and It's natural for
you to think thut u woman nttho ngn ot tlili ty
Is most fascinating because that's r.tnd form,
but for my part give me u woman of fifty. I.uok
ut the women with world-wide reputations,
who lmu captured and hold thn manly hiurt
long after sho has pus'ed that age. Helen of
iroy eloped at fortj-. Cleopatra hist won thn
line of Antony at thn ago nf thlrtj. but her
charm of mind und manner und figure did not
rcurli their ascendency until ten jiurs after
that time, '1 hen them Is Ninon do I'Enclos,
who Is described as lining mnrielloiisly besutl
fill nt einunty-thiee, and Anno of Austria at
tlilrtv-elght was considered to bu the most
bountiful wniuiiu In all Europe. Louis. IV. es
poused LaMiilulriion whii, sho was foit-tlin
and simply irresistible; .Mile, Mars was In the
yenltli of her chaiiusut 'ho ngn of foily-lho.
Jiuallv. I could go on liidellnltely, and if J
staited on tho women but ween forty nnd say
oicnty in Oreater Now Vulk society to-day
who nro moro fascinating than thoy (iter daied
bu under that ago I'd ham tn htilu u better
I K y. I'owif r behind mu than that possessed
bv William J. lirjuti."
"I agrnu with jou," raid the fifth mini, the
next nicest, "i used to think tho women of
sixteen most fusclnutliig and prim soon I
found llieui very tiresome, Thun 1 was nnd
oi er niiuien scleral ve.irs older tlu.Il Ml) self.
After I begun to gut along a llttlo lu jours my
self, I didn't lik them uuy more, mid look to
the jouug ones mrulii. That was when I
reuelicd the lonllrmrd old bachelor sibzo."
with aslj wink at the old bachelor himself,
but after I married a woman Just file years
myi J,11V,""' I s no longer at sea. 1 knew,
and still know, that n woman Is most fascinat
ing after tho has leached her full maturity,
"ot "htil she is nearer forty Ihau thlrtj-."
No, no " obicctid tho only two who had re
Uinlned silent,
"And why not. prnyV" asked the two old
meu. In startled chorus.
Because," upoko un one, "haven't you no
ticed that wutnuii begin to get ejther too stout
or too thin when thay attain tsro-aoora rf?
And a woman cannot be at her beat, ah can
not ba thoroughly or entirety fascinating
when ponnds of flesh, either too many or too
few. tako away from W charm. Pit allow
that many of the plainest-featured women ara
the most enchanting, but they begin to lose
ground after thoy pass thirty, I once asked a
distinguished lady-killer in Paris nt wnat ace
a womnn wna considered mot fascinating by
thn Beau Brummels of tho world, and hoan
swered, 'Thirty. This Is not onlv truo of
French woiton,' he added, 'hut also holds good
of the women In English, Italian, Spanish, and
American society.' and ho know, for ho'a tried
a hand with 'cm all."
"The thirties havi It." ssng out the Yale
man of '88. and ho aross from tho table and
'mU.?'1 cigarette. ..,,..
Thnt's wliat tho majority acorns to think,"
eald the two old men, good-naturedly.
"Wull till tho young idiots get to my age."
remarked tho :nnfl,iied old bacholor. In a half
savnge, half good-humoicd voice, "and then
they'll s-u bow tholr innrls will warm to tho
rnscliiatl'ins uf thu slxteoncra. Thirty, In
docd. Humplil" ho grunted, as all rushod out.
iroiiwx l.ioMiri; a misoxcR.
1VII4 with ,Ior IV In-ii the Mnn Accused or
Killing u till-1 IVne Wet Free,
Horn (, lfpinffipoMi TWbuna
OrruMiVA, Ia Nov. 23. On tho evening of
May 12 last Mmnlo Peterson, u ulnoteen-ycar-old
girl, known as the hollo of the country town
of Unlnnvlllc, In Appanoose county, was shot
down In cold blood while returning with a young
man from a party. At Bloomflcld Hits woek,
after listening for two weeks to tho recltnl of
strong circumstantial evidence against tho only
porson who. It seemed, could havo had a motive
for suoh a orlme, a Jury found tilts man not
guilty, nnd the announcement nf the verdict
was followed by scenes of demonstrative Joy on
thopnrtnf the people of Bloomflcld, Including
hundreds of women.
Tho killing of Mamie Peterson Is. in many re
spocts. with tho trial which followed It, the
most peculiar murder case ever known in this
part of tho country. Ned llempblll, who was
arrested and tried rur tho crime, was purported
U) bo u Jealous lover ot tho pretty girl, nnd the
motive for the crime, as argued by the State,
was his angnr at tho clrl's keeping company
with auother Individual on the night of her
deatb. Shu was known as somewhat of a co
quette, und had many admirers among tho
loung men of Hemphill's class In thn town,
llsinphllilisd not been In Union vlllolnng.comlug
there fi om u Kansas town, until hu succumbed lo
the charms of the i'olurson girl, kept company
with her and was known as tho most favored of
all her suitors. Sho seemed to be aware of his
Jealous nature nnd phurd upon It. On the
e lining or Mav 12, Ml-s Peterson, lu company
with another girl, attended all ico cienui social,
Thero sho mot, for the first time, two young
men, who accompanied the girls home, (icorgo
Shulis wa thu companion of tbo Peterson girl.
She told him that her hirer had threatened tn
shoot hor If he caught her out with any "kid."
Thoy had hardly changed the subject when,
without a momont's warning, three shots rang
out. With a moan the Petereuu girl dropped
dead with a bullet In her forehead, and her
companion fled,
Tho officers Immediately took up the matter.
Thero could be no motive, they argued, for the
acquaintance of a few hours lo murder a girl lu
(old blood. Hemphill had threatened. It was
learned that he had been on tho streot about
the llmu of the murder w 1th n young man. Mlln
Weaver b nnme, und that the two had expected
to accompany thu Peterson girl and her com
panion home. The orflicrs went lo Hemphill's
house within n few moments after thu murder
aud found him slttlngoulhobed rcudluga book.
Ho was at rested, 'llieinse wns fus.en to lilnom
field on u change of eiiuc, and .ludgo tCli-helber-ger
heard t lie casn. A Jury was empanelled and
able counsel on both sides fought the legal bat
tle. The threat of Hemphill was shown by the
State. The Shutts hor cave lu ills testlmnov.
State. 'Ihe Shutts boy gave lu his testliuoiij.
It was also proven thst, ulthnugh Hemphill
claimed tho night ho was arrested thut ho
owned no rcvolv er, ofilcers had found uruvolver
nt his home with live loaded cartridges and one
empty chamber. Tracks in a field near where
the uiuiderwus committed were fitted to tho
boot of tho accused man. Those, with Hemp
hill's relations to the girl, made up the evi
dence against Hemphill, all of 11 purely circum
stantial. Hemphill's stories were somewhat
contrail letorj. and chances of couvkltuu and
acquittal seemed about even.
It was then that the women of Illoomflehl In
terested themselves in the case. The court
room hud been crowded from the first, and in
the audience there had been mnny ladles. They
soon began to evince the most interest in the
proceedings, nnd when thu trial was about half
over a fuvv of them seemed to pas- under somo
hypnotic Influence of Hemphill's. They eternal
ly talked of him and settled down to a conclu
sion that he was an Injured innocent. The fever
spread. Soon men weru uuablo lo keep their
wives out of the court room, nnd household
duties wero neglected, whlln wives nnd mothers
and daughters were engaged in making a hero
of a young mun on triul.
The llrst recognition the court gave of this
rapidly increasing Influence in the case wns
when ono mnrnlnir he refused to allow a huee
bouquet nf chnsantheiuumt, brought lo tho
court room by a bevy of women, lobe presented
to the prisoner. Thu women grew Indignant,
nnd the Judge only succeeded In making the
Influence mure deeply felt. Woman's wit wns
too much for the sugscity of thu Court, und
the flower beds of Dlooiufleld were rubbed
by the women and tho polcs sent lo
Hemphill in Ills i ell. accompanied by other
presents of trull- and dainty table deli
cacies. .Tudgo Elchidbergor ordered a moro
severu watchfulness over the Jury. 'I ho mem
bers weru escorted at ail times by a number of
bsllllts, wliontn with them, slept with them In
one large room at the hotel nnd absolutely
allowed no communication with tho worldver-ball)-.
thoujh crowd" followed tho Jury as well
as the prisoner In und from tho court room.
The billlff read all letters tn members of the
Jury before handing them to them.
But the s) mtiathy of the women and girls was
only increased us the trial proceeded. When
the final chnrgo wa- given in tho Jury and it
filed in todelinorulr on the evidence, those who
had assembled lo hiar the Judge's instructions
to the Jury refiued to disperse. Tho.Iudgewas
forced to promise the assembled multitude that
he would tndlouto tho finding of a verdict tiy
ringing thu Court lloiisu hell. Not until then
did the crowd i!lperT. All night long lots of
men nnd women stood dtscusslntz the case.
Al thu llrsl tap of iliu ( ourt Housu bull at I)
o'clock Friday inornliij men left their woik.
women dropped household duties, and ull joined
in ilio grand rush for thu court rooni. I'ho boll
kepi ulungmg liku mad aud thu peoplo got wild
In their eii'ltemenl. The) paused for n moment
to bear the verdict, nnd w lien It was announced
that thu jur) IihiI found the prisoner not guilty
tbecruwd heenmumud. .Men stood up In Ineir
seats, threw tbelr hat-- in the ulr, aud
shouted themrelves hnur-e women waved
their handkerchiefs, clapped their hands in
a tLcblu effort lo muko a noise, threw
their arms nhout one anuwier anil wept. Hemp
hill himself gave his emutl"is full reluii, Ho
clasped his mother in ills urins, ki-sed her pas
sionately, and danced and cried. Tho forluuiito
ours on tho insidoof the court room couvejed
tho ititellkrcncu to tbo-o massed in tbo street
below, and It was passed from mouth to iiiutith
nil ner tho city. 1'ioplo grnsped one another's
hands and formed In bodies and paraded and
nctid like lunatic-. Hemphill left the court
room null his friends, and everywhere he be
came visible in Ihiicruw-d he wasmadlj'cheered.
Ho Immediately Hindu arrangements to leave
tho city and went to his former homo In Kansas,
This may have been u wlso thing for him to do.
If tho people of Blnniiilleld were mad with Joy,
tho people of I'nloiivllle. who believe him gufllv.
are mad with auger. If he hud gone tn Initio
vllln there in but llttio doubt he would have met
violence ut tho hands uf the people.
A Mucceatlon of ts Nuvel rIrii - Kffect of
IMiiuu 1' I a j I a ix ou ItoileulM,
Ittifh nf Loudon suggests that as mice like
music there Is an independent fortuno awaiting
the man who will Invent a small music box
which when wound will run nil night, since
sucli n contrivance would servo to cull mice into
traps aud would bu to the mice what a decoy Is
to a flock of ducks, or n looking glass to a tiger.
After this suggestion, which is not untrue to
nature, Truth went nn to nay that musln that
sounds out uf kilter to a critic's oars would also
drive mice from tho house. If thu 'f'riifh writer
had even actually seen n mouse under thu lullu
eucuof liiuslu he would never havo mado that
ml-take. Neither would hu have said "an ac
cordion would also iiiuke t ho agile rodent desert
the house as lie Is said to desert tho singing
ship." Whether music affects ruts is u question
nut jet settled by studi ntn of hiiluiul history.
As t'l thu actual dnliiks of a luoiisu when Hf
truing to mualo It ha- been obstived tint thu
playing ot a piano, oven ihu luni-lum of a bu
.inner learning hie llrst tunc, will cause inlcu of
tlioconiinnu house vaiiety to run up und clown
behind thu piaster of a li'iiuc. causing It to rat
tle lu u way fit to distuib thu most curliest
student. One night half n Uoen persnns were
gathered lu the parlor of nil Adirondack homo,
lisiuulug to a sltliled player, who, asu woods
man s.ild, "could make u planner tnlk," when
it w as observed thut the mice weru acting in an
unusual manner. Thu ordinary conduct of
inlfii when they hear piano music Is In merely
ruttlu tho plaster, but on tills night thoy
squeuked and squealed and rattled the plaster
a they hud tieterdauu bufme. Tho rush of the
ronents died away after the mnslotlopped, but
it was hours before tliu last squeak was beard.
, One of the human listeners was a boy who
had some little skill as a harmonica player, and
he went frequently to the woods, where, with
the aid nf the instrument, ho succeeded In call
ing chipmunks, red huiilrrels, and, on oneooca
slop, a woodehuck, besides wood mice-Including
the deer mousu-and thu smaller birds. The
mice chlctl) ran nbuut th pluyur, with now and
then a squeak, buttomrtimes n low strain with
slight modulations would seem to drive them
insane, and then, without hesitation, they
would run over the player, as It he had been u
stump. Thu squirrels were lees demonstrative.
She ( Cynlcnl About Men but Adores Chil
dren and Her Ulster, Hndle-Th Teata
She lVrttea on Ihe Naiinpiipsrs bha
H-slla-Onlnlons oa Keltalon unit Polities-.
"What can I do to plcaso the people: what
can I do to plcaso tho peoplo?" sang Winnie
Horn as a Sun roportor scramblod up tho dark
stairway leading to tho home of ths Horns at
140 West Twenty-eighth street on Thanksgiv
ing morning, Everybody knows Wlnnlo, Sho
Is tho most famous nswsglrl In town at Pres
ent. Thoso who havo nover seen her ns she
stands at tho foot of the elevated railroad
stairs on the northeast earner of Twentv-thlrd
street and Sixth avenue, with a huge bundle
of afternoon newspapers under her arm, have
probably seen a pretty good Imitation of her
In some of tho theatres, for sororat vnrioty
actresses have made up a.'ter her.
When Mrs, Horn opened tho door lo admit
the visitor. Winnie was evldontly doing her
host to please a good many people. She was
porched up on a table with a pretty tortolso
shell cat In each hand. Six llttlo sisters and
brothers crowded nround her while thoy
gazed at hor as if they could eat her up for
xerr lovo of hor.
"What can I do to please tho pooplef" she
sane out again, but nt tin. same tlmo with
win. mi:.
half mournful Intonations. Then sho cried
out sudd'-nlj : "Now, do you llttlo Horns want
to tco tbo ints box?"
A shout of Jdv greeted this, nnd pliu went on:
"Very wull. Snil into him. Tun-). SLk tho
sassy thing. He's n sassy cut. anil you nru a
honey pet."
The ints gave evldenco'of careful training,
for they boxed nnd spit at each other, and their
ejus. snapped flio. I watched the pugilistic
bout with Inten-e luterot.
"Thunder nn' lightnln'." Winnie exclaimed.
Jumping from the tablo and dropping both cats
as she raw- for tho first lime that a stranger
had entetcd tho room. " 'fccuso our racket,"
sho said apologetically, "but it's Thaiiksgivin',
you know, an' we've got so much to bo thank
ful for If wo uiu't got no turkej for dinner."
Sim stopped lo quell u small insurrection that
had sprung up among the joung Horns, and the
visitor looked around to tee nbut Winnie had
to bo thankful for In a mnterial way. Two
rooms were In full view, iliu was the klt'hcn.
for a cooking stove was there, nnd not much
else. The other was tbo living rnou, "or the
mother nnd horeiglit children were In it, A
tabic, three or four chairs, a buiidlo of bedding
in onu corner, and Winnie's trunk holding nil
of her wonderful millinery creations und bur
Humorous facu veils that aid w much in mak
ing her thu picturesque little figuie that she is.
was in another. Thai was ull. Thn clouds
weioa heavy leaden gra.. and shut thu sun off,
buutbuio was sunshine n-pleiitj in thnsumeanly
furnished rooms, .t was thu best kind of sun
shine, too. for it coir, from within, from the
very depths of contcn -d hearts.
"Vou watitmu to tu k ntjoitt mjeclf," con
tinued the iittln uowtn'!rl, when peace was
meo more restored. ' Iheio Isn't muih to tell.
Vou see. It takes all n.y tune and nil my sister
Sadie's, too, to earn enough to keep tills fam
ly. I'm shy about talking, nnyhow. If ncolo
do say I'm snesj. Now. why don't j'ou talk to
Sadlo? Don't you know her? Sho stands nn
the corner oppo-itu mine and soils papers, and
I love that girl till I could eat her up. Shu is
a bc-o-ii-tiful talker. Oh, such language
and her hair is liko night, and her teeth bril
liant, and thoso ruby l.psl Not know Sadie,
indeed! I'll cull her la."
Beforo thero was tlmo for u protest, Win
nie had daitedlthrough tho iittlu kitchen out
of sight. Tho six Iittlu Horns took the oppor
tunity nf seizing her mirror during her ab
sence, and began tn bjo itlfy themselves. The
youngest ts a boy of six )ears, and they run up
In steus from thut ago tn sixteen, until the)
como tn Sadlo und Winnie, tho new-sglrls.
Thoy all. hoys as well as girls, hid their long
hnlr done up In curl pupers, and thai Is why
tlier wanted tbo mirror. Ihoy wished to take
their curls out, and the) did.
"Ain't they bo-e-ii-tlfi I, tulssusr" nsl.cd
vv Inulu as shu re-enlord tho room und stopped
still nt tho sight of the tu-frllcd low of
heads that met her vlslm. "Hiiiv I do lovo
theso brutsl Tills is Sad u," shu said, Intro
ducing tlm sister doserilMl lu such gushing
lmiguuge. "lluw much miiiey dul turn come,
times n dollar u day. on times two. ani oc
casionally more. 1 mist in t lots of panerr. and
sometimes 1 run up on u cheat, I've been
tulllng tuners over six )i urs now. and 1 want
you to knoiv I'vugoi friends, and plenty of
uui, llko .Mr. I'.ddiu t-oihrii, the uutor man,
und Dr. Pari. hurst, nnd bus of others,
"But to begin nt thu beginning und not ut tho
ending; my mutber Is Liudlsh and my father
ltiisslait. lis doosu't work, ho draws a pen-eton-Slt
a month, because be fought lu the
war. Ho was n dude when he was joung and
gay. You ought to hear my dad talk about
Hhakeapoaro mid rcclto noetrr. My mamma
works in ostrich feathers when she enn get any
work, but, times uru hard lately, i.ml It takes
most of her tlmo to tako lura of thu little
Horns mid keep 'em together. So Sadlo an' mo
toll her to novur mind, und wo turn iu eitry
cent we make to her,
"Did I ever have stu troublo? Nothing but
poverty and tho Hern . f ociuty. Hay. I halo
thoso (lurry people. V iieu I was a little girl
they look mu away from an Institution und ,
sunt mu to u place on un island, j don't knoiv
where, but theyanid, I must havo myeje
treated. Thoy trcuiod It, didn't thuy. now I '
went there u Hit two beautiful bU brown eyes
aud I camo awuy with nne, Then, after t took
to telling papirs, they hud mo arrested, but
tha Judge sunt 'em away fiom tho court blush
ing, form) mamma proved I was sixteen and
more. Those ugunts hate me jltnv ii.y
can't pass me without snylngi 'Ain't vou
shamed to bu out hero selling Papers, tils timu
of night?' or 'Why 'don't vou work li a store'
Lurd.howl.hato 'cm, the (Jerry agent, ind i
tha women. Ye. I'm glad to ge cW
Rive tba women alap. ..-,tT
" 'Hailing papers says one. wjth .JfflS
lr. aa the flounoea her aklru to keep 'em from
touching ma as she goes up tha elavt4 iP;
'Look at that hat, will youJ'.saya another. M
ho cornea down. 'Disgraceful work for "at"!,
Plpea oft another old dame. For n long tin"
tried to be 'polite nnd popular.' at thy.caiieo.
mo when thay did ina'in wax at the Eden wu
see. Now, when a woman sas one ot those
nasty things tn me I say, 'Immaterial.' I say
It so freer.lng;ilko that Just that one word par
alyses 'om. Sometimes for a change, when
thov throw nit oa my clothes, I syi Aro you
Jealous?' Thl has got to be a by-word with
aomo of tho men who bny my paper.
"I didn't get mnoh of a ohanca to go W
school on account of my eye being put out
when 1 was six years old, and then we'vo f
waya bean so poor. But I learned to read II";
brew when I waa In the institution! a rabbi
taught me, and I went to tho publlo school four
rears, itnst of my knowledge I gnt from read
ing Shakespeare and the Bible. 8eo my set of
HhakospoareT That man had sense. I try t;
tnlk llko Mm to my grntlemon customers, and
they appreciate It, for when I answer them in
poetry they go away laughing, I'm n"t a,
Christian, hnt I bellove In the Ten Command
ments, and do my best to keep 'em, but I nato
those (Jerry agents, and some women.
"The Commandments are the only part of
th3lblo I bell.'ve. Most of It ain't fit and
doceut for young girls, or old folks, either, to
ead. I go to church regularly. 1 go all round
to Jew churches and Christian churches, but I
don't go to the Cathnllo ohurcb. though the
prlosts are awful good to me. They don't Just
buy papers. They say kind things to rne. I go
to Dr. Heber Newton's church so much that
everybody thero knowa Sadio and mo. I go
there brcauso Dr. Nowin preaches very
oe-e-a-u-llful. He is llko an orator. Ho Is like
a picture on the wall," sbo said, casting her big
eye almut dramatically for a simile, and catch
ing sight of many pictures of herself, the ontr
decorations In the little home. "I don't learn
anything bad at Dr. Newton's church.
"Ves. Ibellevoin reading some narta of the
Bible, and Ialwaja write verses ofScriptnre
on tbo margin nf tho paners 1 offer for sale. The
otlur night a gentleman rame to mo and said:
'Winnie, yon rogue. I laid the paper I got from
you down nn tho tnblo in Delmonlco's, and a
man picked It up. Ho looked at me, then at
the paper, then at mo again, aud then nt the
paper, and after awhllo ho sa'd, " i ou must be
u Sunday schnql leacber." I took tho paper,
looked at It. and when I saw one of j-onr toxta
scribbled nn It I was fighting mad. lint,
Winnie, whon I got to my room 1 read tho
text again, niul thun I read It again, and it
rondn me a better man that night, llttlo girl,
and I want joti to knnw It.'
"Vou sue. missus, it does make somo "f em
think about Hod. for me tn write Scripture
verses on the papers. Hut I stopped It dur
Ing tho cuiiipilgn. fori was n great gold bug. '
Pvn always beon a Republican. When I wasn
tlnv girl at school, mid all the other school
girls used to any 'I'm for Cleveland.' I al
ways said. 'I'm for James O. Blaine.' fn
itend of writing Scripture on my papers during
th campaign. 1 wrote nn every one nearly.
'Tho fathers of tbo ropiiblln would nevor have
stamped "In Und we trust." upon our money
It they had dreamed thnttho text would ever
lie profaned by a wicked attempt to debase the
honesty of thoco'n.' I don't know whether I
lid any good or not. Out I tried, and McKln
lsy was elected.
"Sndle and I have hod several good offers
to go on the stage, but we dcrtlno to be act
resbs. Sothern nnd Theresa Vaughn and all
of them will Dnve to do without us. Little
enough Is carnt on pnfers. but we'd rulber
make si a night nn papers than $1,000 a night
nn tho stage, 1 don't believe even In going to
the theatre any more than I do In reading
novels. I hate novels. Thoy aro only fables,
and put bad notions Into one's head, and so do
thentros. We'll stick to being ncwsgirls till
we marrj-."
"Havo you any lovers?" asked the visitors.
"Sadie has admirers, lots of 'cm. my sister
has," she replied, giving her a hug. "Sadie
Is the handsomest, and I am tho wittiest,"
"Not so," interrupted Sadie, with more em
nhnsls than politeness.
" 'Tis so." retorted Winnie, with equal em
phasis, and then, 'Madam, the missus Is In
terview lug me."
After this poser Sadlo subsided, and vAInnie
went on "A heron f torn Baxter street wanted
me to mnrrv Mm, but I declined his offer. I
don t havo a man to visit me. and nover did.
Only tbo gentleman who wants to marrT me
can rnll at this house. A gentleman always
does that. He asks thn "other if ho can pay
his addrtsccs to his daughter. 1 don't like
mun. I'm n cynic. I'm kind, though. Men
often ask me to go out with 'em. The other
night u dude cam.' vhssing himself np to
mo and snys. 'Winnie, come, go nut and have a
little supper with me. I've got lots of money to
spendnn jou.'
" 'Keep your dlstnnrc.' ssvs I, 'put your
money In tiio bank, and when you get a wife
give it tu her. I don't wunt you to spend any
of It on me. Ta-ta!' and with that. I ran away
from him. I nlwajs tell the men who are for
ward with mo to keep their distance. I'm a
C)nio about men. I don't lova'em ono bit,
but I do dearly lovo children and anl.nnls. The
school uhildr-i run ufier mo and hug nie and
tall me their wax doll. Sometimes be-ea-u-tt-ftllly
dresied children kiss mo before I know
It. and their tine mammas jerk 'em away ns
cross u- two sticks. They needn't. I'm pooi. but
1 ain't poison and I am pure. So many chil
dren gathm nround me nt timet that my sen
.lemeii cu'tomers suy.'Holdlng a Stinduy s.honi
reception to-night. Winnie?" ""he children call
rne s- eet Winnie, kind Winnie, dear Win
nie. Its never Just plain Winnie, 'ihen all
the cst and dogs for blocks round knnw and
loie me. nnd. indeed. I love animals so I
can't eat unythlng that lias t) be killed -meat
or fish or fowls. I'm u vegetarian for thut
reason, nnd so is mamma: so it 1-n't so hard
on us not to bo able to afford a turkey to-day.
It's cruel lo kill animals."
As the llttlo ono-ejed newsgirl rattled en
tbuut her lovo for children, and. indeed, over)
thlng that hud life In It. her face wns radiant.
Mio has wonderful brown hnlr. shaded with
threads of gold, which sho wears about her
shoulders In fluffy, looc curls. She hns a
Pink and white complexion thut has i.nt been
tortured with paint und powder, and a capri
tlius mouth whence smiles dart. Sho wcUhs
onl) nlnetj-tlve lounds. and is vory hort, bet
hor figure posse-es tho lines of a woman, and
j'et slu bus not lost ill gruces ofaa child,
"Must vou go?" she said. "Thank von for
nuiliig, I bono jou vo hnd n pleasant Thanks
giving. You've given us one, tor we lovo
vMtnis. Indeed, we'vo n grent deal tn lie
thankful for, a e Horns have. True enough
there's ton of us. and eight little mnutha to
fill und eight little bodies to clothe uro u good
many, but it d"ofn'r take much to satisfy us.
and then. omoliow. missus, contentment
and hue nro mighty tilling und mighty
wnrmlog, mid wo liiivo lmili in plciilj-. I shan't
sell papers to-ilav. beLuuso I'm going to tako
day off and i:lvo every minute of it to making
these ll'tlo Hnrns happy. I'll read somo of
tlm roctry nnd some of the stories Pvo written,
und by and by we'll mnkc tlm cuts have an
other hovltig match, and maybe tho little chops
will foriret thut theio ain't any turkey mid
stuffing for dinner. Now. children, let's have
a big mmp." and the lv chortled In glee.
"Ain't Wlunio the boBt Winnie In the world"
iiixts ron im-: household.
Frequently leuthor chulr covers or trimmings
which havo becume dull und ttulned maybe
brightened and restored If trcatid with sweet
oil to which a 1111 lo vinegar has bccii added.
Apply a iittlu of tlm mixture nt a time, mid put
Hon wlihusoft cloth, afterward rubbing tho
leather with a flannel.
A cnnilng nnd refreshing drink for a person
snlleilng from u feverish cold may lie made by
dissolving a teaspooiiful of tart cranberry Jelly
in u glass uf leu watur.
A now tllver novelty for tho table Is n nest for
holding eggs cooked in their shell. The deep
in st made of sliver forms the dish. The outside
of the nest Is so mado ns to louk llku flno twigs
aud straws. It tests upon silver branches,
which truss nt thu bnttuin, nnd u Iittlu bird Is
standing upon thu edge of tho uesl. Bulweon
thuoutsldu und Ihu lining of tliu dish Is a spare
which Is to he tilled with boiling water tu keep
the eggs w arm,
Success In cooking dried fruits deponds largely
upon Iittlu cooking mnt long soaking, (.'over tho
fruit with cold water and let It stand a short
lime tn soften nil) dirt that may adhere to It,
'lliun wash the ftult. rubbing it caiefiilly be
tween tho hands. Thoroughly rinse thn fruit
and rover it witlipleiil) of i old watur. letting it
soak twciiD-four bonis. Then diiiin out thu
fruit and lo thu water add half a putind of sugar
tin each pound of dried lllill. Winn tho sugar
ami watui li.nn rooked clear, put in thn fruit
lukiiigiatu hollo crowd II, and only cook it
until il is just tender.
When m..i,lngltt)cr enkr. If iliere is not time
tolmuiho lini with p.ipei. tliu , like is mil so
inn It t'. 'I" k if lifter the tins uro giuased thuy
uiulfghll) diudged with lluur.
linu of thu best things for cleaning bnys'
hands is sand soap. It may hu m.idnut home,
and so made Is cheaper and better than any
which can bu purchased. Scrnpu or cut into
riunll pin I" any purusoap and melt it. As soon
ii, the s, .IP Is mulled luku tlm dish finni Ihu
111 a uiiil Mir into thu mixture clean, diy sea
sand that has been heutid. I'.u Ileal ly as inuoli
sand as toll lull u soap. As soon us the lulxtiiio
i, e, , ii.iuigii in liiindin roll it Into ball, he.
t ti . i, . ... palms of thu it ind. mid put thu balls
ii.io. i ,.i.l., n-ol placu to harden und dry.
tiuiibli .-otuc, stubborn cough may bu greatly
relieved ami oftentimes entirety cured bj mix
ing a le.i-Mniifiil of ryo flour in twn.ihlrds of a
cju-s of wu wr.keupihg ii1B KiUBut ,aud and
iiikiug u Iittlu of thu liquid from tlmo to time.
An eircctivn pluco to put a growing plant is in
a hall upon tho newel pott. 'r, ,op f ,, n,t
uiallvout lu witli a wooden peg and is easily
ed off raving a Hat surface Huve u jur-
...re of hi a.a or other metal fastened o
, . i ely In the loist. I'lace Inside of It a pot con
u uiugnpa u or soma plant that does not re-
uro much light. By giving It uleutv nf
,i will lost a long- time aud be Vo?',' ornimei.ta" J
ah eriBODtt of rovn jtAanni.ona
axd xiro fjtjyaiissva. jm
flfiTOe Wrnnstnt br tha Introduction or I
Camera Into t Ilonaeliold Once llup,,, HJ
-Jllsastrona Klrat Kaperlenee r nn ,H
Amateur In Flashlight l'hotom u,.l,y.
Four bocnclora and two princesses; that wns v
tha household. The bachelors wero Ametirnn; "
the princesses. African, and Jewels, both nl
them, In their capacity ns cook and nia l.
servant they ran the establishment. Thoy d 1
It ao successfully that tho bachelors, nno nn
nil, nover tired of boasting about how iiiey had
solved the problem of living In a largu c..
They thought they had dono It nil. They wtrs
proud of tho largo wages which thuy turned
over weokly to tho royal coffers, and, six dsyi
out of tho week, they oxclalmod al dinner.
"We are the people 1"
The seventh day they had an especial burst of
eloquence, nnd said :
"Wo are tho stuff I"
Meanwhile, the royal prluccssos said nnlhlns,
at all. They drew tholr wngos that Is to say,
they accepted the trlbuto of their unconscious fl
slaves, and tho whole arrangement worked like K
a charm. But, of course, there must como a n
serpent Into thla modern metropolitan fcden.
The only wonder wna that its arrival was de. A
laycd so long. When at last It did come It was , rjj
layed so long. When at last it urn come ti was , rfl
In a peculiar guise. Ono day It wns early in U
the spring the Bachelor of Arts came boms W
with a good-sized box under his arm and an ex.
presslon of Joy and rapture on his face.
" Wbatchcgot?" said the Bachelor of Phlloso
phy, pausing for u moment In his occupation of
scratching the ear of the cat.
"You'll never guessl"
"Bight you are. There's only ono worso habit
than guessing. That's asking somebody else to
guess. How's Hint, Kitty?" Tho philosopher
always appealed to tho cat for confirmation,
and sho nover failed him.
The Bachelor of Arts, meanwhile, was un
wrapping and opening the box. There were a
great many mysterious little packages, w hlr h i
he laid carefully aside. Finally be camo to a f
equarc solo. leather case, at sight of which tha 1
Bachelor of Philosophy groaned.
"Not that!" hoRald. "Anything but llinttM
" Well, I'd llko to know why I" Indignantly.
Tho philosopher seemed to catch at an idea.
"I'll tell you what I'll do." he said. "I'll
give you a week and If, Inside of that time, jou
make a good picturo of Felina here you may
keep your old camera. If you don't. I'll throw
It out of the window. And," he added, as be
gently dislodged the cat from bis lencoandgnt
up, " when I look down and seo tho thing smash
Into otcrnal flinders, I'll be glad for once that w a
live on tbo fifth floor."
This sliows how the serpent waa received.
Ever) body recognized Mm for a serpent al the
first glance, except perhaps the Bachelor (ot
Necessity). Ills Imagination leaped Into the
future and pictured him presenting, to hitherto H
untender womankind, bluo prints of himself 7
taken In various forlorn aspects of bachelor- fij
hood. However, he said nothing about this, "jD
and tbo general verdict on tho amateur photo- X
graphic serpent was harsh. The conditions ' 1
made by the philosopher were quickly adopted I
by the Bachelor of Science and, perforce, agreed
to by tho Bachelor of Arts. Fellna's well- t
known characteristics mado the expulsion of
the serpent highly probable. Vet tho would-be ,
photographer hoped on.
" I can easily fix up the refrigerator closet for
a dark room." ho said, persuasively. "And I '
can put my negatives out of the bathroom win- .
dow to print and can wash and tono them In the
bathtub and the stationary washstand. I won't
Interfere with anybody at all."
But the philosopher remained firm. ,
" Your fate Is In Fellna's paws." he said.
"Well, I can photograph other things during
the week of probation, can't I ?"
"I don't know whether you can. I doubt Ik
But of course you are at liberty to try."
"Well, then, let's make a flashlight picture
of the family this evening," JovfulIj-6Uggeted
the Bachelor of Arts, and tho Bachelor (of Ne
cessity) said:
" Yes. j-es." g
When everything was ready, the philosopher
insisted that he should be allowed lo hold
Kelina. That was w here the trouble began. The
photographer demurred. He was sure that Fe
lina would blink and that the likeness would be
spoiled. The philosopher, however, assured hira
that It should not count against him. so Felina
was admitted. She was much Interested iu I be
preparations, .-shu wutched the photographer
as he carefully put some powder on a pie tin
which thu African princess, the elder, had
brought. When everything was ready the pho
tographer turned out the lights. Then he
groped his way back to his paraphernalia.
It is very easy to steer a point or two off your
course In tho dark. Therefore it is nnt sur
prising that the photographer went a little bit
ngley and stepped on the edge uf the pie tin.
The philosopher usertstbntll was the lurid lan
guage In which the Bachelor of Aru Indulged ,
at this point that Ignited the powder, but this
may be reasonably doubled. Tho probabilities
seem to be that the photographer stepped on ;
the match which be had laid beside the pow- '
der. He wanted everything to be ready tohls '
hand, 'that was what he said, but things were I
Just as ready to bis foot. (
Ps! Whsh-sh-shl J
The match sputtered into a flame and then the Jt
powder shot up flushes all about the unhappy ft
photographer. For one second a demon danced 5F
loan infernal light beforo the startled fimliy. 'If
and then It was all black again. Tho Puihelnr k
pr Arts eald things. The other bachelors M
Inughed so hard that it was sev oral minutes be- ftj
fore they could strike matches nnd light the gas M
again. When this wus done Felina was ills- B.
covered under the sofa, her cjes glaring, her Ik
tall like a brush for lamp chimneys. fil
The royal princesses examined ihe burnt f
holes in the carpet and shook their heads. Then, I
aalhe photographer grluiiy announced his de- A
termination to try agulu. they hrnugnt a pieen
of oilcloth from the kitchen, and fiu stood on
that. Ibis time the Bacholor (of Necessity vol
unteered to turn out theilcliis. The philoso
pher, meanwhile, hnd again lured Fcllmi from
buuenih thosufu, who was emitting occasional
subdued howls as she nervously drove her claws
lulu his knees.
"All ready?" said tin. Bachelor of Arts.
' Let her go!" said tiio Bachelor of science.
' 1 ee-llna!" remonstrated tliu philosopher.
"Just a moment!" said Ihu Itncliolor (nf Ne-ccs-ltv).
us he adjusted ins smoking Jacket.
"Are. you nil right. Martlij V" iuqulnd the
Bachelor or Arts in thu direction of the door
w a j- w here t he princesses wero stationed.
" ills sir!" H
"All right, then! Now leineinber, don't lav
squint jour eyes when the flash cornea, line 9i
gns!" Mf
.Scratch want tho mntcb. Flash went tha Bi
powder ow-ow-ow !" went tho philosopher.
And, if nn may bo pardoned thu expression, V
ltckiiv-sullt went Fellun. U
t 'rush! In the direction of the book Bbelves. M
Bang , from the corner of tliudlctlcuury stand.
hack-! from la-tween the windows whero the
inarbl copy of thu Knei ling Venus stands. V
And rip, zip, tearl from tlie'lett window itself. IB
' "dnja scalluir thn heights of your new enr- HI
tains, said the Ilaebeior of Scleucu out of the Bi
dm kness, and tho prlhce.s-.es grouned. flf
i.",,i? tho Jcvll doesn't somebody strlko a M
lll'li,',n."10"lM,t,",e from thu philosopher. M
I he. Bachelor of Nec.-sslu Ulghten the gas.
1-ellnuwaa clinging to thn curtain pole nt tlm H
toil of thu window, nnd It didn't need nn Indian At
T!.'.!.1!ii,01 trflu. V'" cu" by which sbo had ft
traveled. Station No. 1: threi. long, red 3r
sci atclies across tiio back of tho philosopher's 'fc
hum!. Station No. -; a shuttered, hund-painted M
v.i-e on top nf tho book shelves. '1 h" Hoc ilor
(of Necessity) groaned when hu saw It It was
rh"!'nJ,,!!."r.'.rora.t,,"."Bnrt ",,0'J " had come
n,,'s i '.V? wn" ""' station No. 3: the die-
book broken? om,nrown "1 the buck of the H
"Confound j-our old camera!" thundered tha VJ
-m.!? ftS ,JB:''" ""!' rx.im.ned the volume fl
-Station No. -J: ihe Knioilng Venus, with tha Jjl
v.hlih,?;H,!"i br.hen 'I1' .b n" Algerian sword II
winch I'ellna hail lciifi,1-.! .in..... ....... -,. fffta
uI.im, i..ii. . i ",'" ." .' "" "igorian sworn
S iii ,1Vli!la!,RI,1.1",ckr'1"nvii from tho wall. ffl
tlm iilinniV" f ! ul,,m 1",""'If at tbo summit of '
lTh"?"f '""V: c"rtl. which she bad
rl,'!"'V nio holes nil ihnwuy up, '
ehnr.Vn". m Y''l "aM' H,nM ' h princesses la
eurliilns? Y olm'n;i1 Ul track up tha new
opi.eIrfg1rlmij-l'OOnyoUr''ca01'' al tho plilloa- '
alr.!.V.'i'iei!!."4.rl' "f !"7 Hachelnrnf Science haa ll
V,''mHn '"'."fd'-d. As for the Bachelor (of
Nece.sllj) be utteru.t never u word. Thereare IB
some sorrows ton deep for words. But It waa !
ho'rul eve,, nif1Ar,tt-,h" I'l'VlpErnplier lilwaol" II
iH.lb?evi.f. wi '"'"!' wll h the most force IB
loiioll ' r.' JiiVi". Y1'"!1" (tl'." 8''""" " 1"t''1 I'" '""1 11
Himself brought buck to the li.iuselu.ld from hu rll
dun!!!,','' 1,,ro'"" tt'"1 liod l ak" h V, k " 1 1 5 III
onJVLn'i,! .'iU?,e,'l,n.c.a "' ""' t--"'ldes lie. ..,. Im
out i f th. ntH?,1" ivn ''"V"'" '' '"' II-' Ii host! ode f
" itami" t?'cutW'"Ut "U """ " B" l"U- f Al
lluutaoaan Coi's Ureal I.uck. Jl
'1"" M Udtniuo Iktllu IrlUune. W
lynMfc'h" wV.'i."-' V"V' --- H-t'ox of firnok. M
SWhffiSA "-'unt'n tiss I
A i ll d d .oP.!' UV'k '," " ''.' H" of bu.b. M
knocked al? J?,.V,,e t"ck Ii;i.iil oirar tttts bush
oharaTailii .n"u"1"ul "r '" nda. and dlsJ
raU dead wiJiuVV"''," "ru.Bk. U,B "" fll
tan utaa WltUlu a few reel of the hauler jBJ

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