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M In Ihe Boarding RrhnnN. K.peelally
Hondsy-Theae Are the Symplomi of
"" Arrltn1 In Town of the New Botril-
r-Slfn of Wo n",nlt Parents, Tea.
Thsboard'ng-school fc'rlB Br' nro onoemore.
with the nr-t week of October, upper Fifth
.nuo and lh sido street- which harbor prl-
IsTnlhOols, blossomed with pink-cheeked
ili l-ii,Kt .fthetn trot demurely along.
StreonTor ot teachers. l)a pupils loiter in
, ,,rwlk in Mate with melds following
J!, mpectful distance. On every corner thero
' Mthusiiisti,' meetings and excited babblo
Ttoiifues From stage nnd ear and carriage
JLgMnp art waved to schoolmates on the
Th young mn wno WR"t dwntown In the
mint, t.fgiii to take notes and follow caro
h,ilrplnti'l mutes: and even theoldermen
Hod the rooming walk more entertaining than
It ml lu September, and remark to friend
that this braolng air makes a man feci him
ulfTount again. Floorwalkers nnd sslnsmen
.mil, tt the flocks of girls that go flying
through th" sl 0PM The actors last Saturday
not absorbed in their part that they
fulfil to notice the school delegations In the
thMtrsaSt the matinees. Ves; the boardlng
ohoel git' nve come back, and New York
masculinity should regflrl those same board
itif schools as public benefactors. In that they
4,1 1 materially to the number of pretty girls
to he seen on New York streets.
Juit now the average of beauty In school pro
I prulons i" lowered by a suspicious prevalence
I 0pink and iwollen eyelids, hut that disadvan-
Mii purely temporary and confined to first -'
Tr girls. When a girl has never been away
Itdin borne before, and doesn't know the
botnllnc school possibilities In the way of
Mn. ind hasn't had time to got well ae
juuntc'i w"'1 n,'r roommates, of course
ihacrles. Why shouldn't she? The team
are an Inevitable feature of the first sehool
wek. and visitors wnuld do woll toweargo
loifxss and mackintoshes Teachers, even tho
not irmpathetic and tender hearted of them.
.4::. to meet the deluge with philosophical
utility and wait patiently for clear weathor.
ftmdiT is the treat day for homesickness.
Thfn the chaperons can't take the girls to any
thing more exciting than church, and there are
do Icasons to keep thorn busy, and someone
diri hymns in the parlor. Then the new girls
itue their voices and wail, and teachers excr
eta their powers of entertainment in vain.
But br the lime th" second Sunday comes
uvnodih" ralnliowof promlso hus turned up
ltd the waters have subsided.
The tears are not monopolized by the girls
J(idf of the parents who offer up daughters in
tin mme n Sew York educational advantages
t. ihit with misty eyes and shiny noses, and
'if behind them far more pocket money
itinwas included In the original plan. One
dir list week an uptown pedestrian saw the
fiorof adlgi.ified browntone house opon for
round rosy, grny-hr.iied man, whose face
ni working oddly. He cleared his throat
Iwdly. straightened hla shouldors. and was
bill way down the steps when the door opened
run more, and out shot a human catapult
Is tba shape of a pretty, tearful, dishevelled
girt. Regardless of propriety, she grabbed the
eld gentleman around the neck, cried all over
bn shirt front, hugged him and kissed him a
c "n times, and. sobbing, rushed back into
Ike house. The man stood hesitating for a
fiomant, looking back at tho door and luting
li lip viciously. Finally he turned away.
Two big tears were trickling down his cheeks.
shea a plain little woman in a black gown
BUMdhltn on the steps and said impulsively,
She'll be all right. We'll take good care of
btrfor you." he wrong her hands gratefully
in I tried to say something, but it stuck In his
tbroatiso he shook hands again and went
my. blowing his nose energetically and walk
lu with exaggerated jauntlnesa.
Tho farewells aeem to go harder with the
atbirstiian with the mothers not that they
in prouder of the girls, but tears demoralize
thtm more completely, and the mothers, re-
? umbering their own boarding school days.
low that the period of weeping will bo short.
' 0c dear old man from a little town in the far
rt brought his daughter to a Fifth avenue
'.: this fall. The principal met them.
tii'i with them for a while, called lu the
gtr.'i roommates and introduced thorn, and
wd hurried away to manifold duties. The
old gentleman sat In tho parlor looking at his
daughter. ho was chatting with the other
girls There was no more business to be done
and hewaalreeto go. but he didn't move. The
roommates thought that he had something
IniiortanUos&y to his daughter, so they went
upstairs, telling the newcomer to follow when
be pleased After they were gone the father
and daughter made a few remarks about them,
and then settled into alienee. The girl looked
out of the window; the old gentleman looked
sithe girl
"Was there anything more you wanted to
amy, par she finally asked.
The old gemlemau moved uneasily on his
"Well. I don't know as thore was." he said.
Then, after a few moments, he added in an
embarrassed way. "I thought I'd wait and see
II .four trunks come all right."
You don't need to see about that."
Ob. I'd just as lief."
The couple sat in the dim back parlor
Bpuletlr, and at last a teacher who was working
the adjoining classroom went back and
Jil If they were waiting for some one. and
if abe could !,, anything for them.
Ithought I'd wait and make sure Annie's
trunks come," said the father apologetically.
But they may not come up before evening.
MtM porter will attend to them. You needn't
"! all ani'ous about them."
. I guess I'd better wait,"insisted the old
rtileman: and the teacher, catching the look
f'Jt, 'oward lib daughter, understood that
(KOidn have courage to go. and went back to
' 'leak. After a while the daughter grew
,i'w'l',1k I'd better go up and see my room
"begetting acquainted with the girls." she
wli" ,"!"' Annie " But he followed her with
CSS1, huu.BT eyes. Then he sat alone and
ffKS ,V ,l" Pattern on the rug at bis feet.
' ie4t he was still in the same house with her.
4.1? hour """' by. and the teacher at her desk
" occasional glance. Into tho parlor. For
SSI, reason ,,r other she had a lump In her
aW-ii"".1. her work ''-"' B " At '8t
Bin ill 9poko ""' old Kentle-
fmJ)0111'1".'' f"a ra'her come In and sit by the
XX,HW.,li;!r'w'.wh'ro ou oould watch the
par she asked
Ma rose in un indifferent, listless way.
w, ,7'y ' yould." he said, and he followed
r ?, .ln''r "'"' of the olassroom and sat
B n In the chair she placed for him. He
HfMOatoD Fifth avenue for a tow minutes.
MJMmlng to feel that something was ex
WM of him. turned to the teacher.
JfA ,!'iee rtiad.1' he said dully, and she
hutJS,,, m IH,s "'" ,"1" one." ho added ir-
dr!.JLj ,"'"'r '''ought he was going on, but he
S3H? ,'"' " again. VVhen duk began
Wngdr.wr. ..itsldeof the window he got up.
trunka''" T I' better wait for the
huiii",0',1. Ilf",'"'ry. but we are glad to have
B-.V' " "" f to do it."
?l',i ni." aiHl ,irl"d his hat uncertainly.
lorerj i ' ' i,,f' Annio again. I guess she's
rf . M wsi'mg."
t.r i,'"'r """ lnl'' upsUlrs. A moment
i'-db.. .':h '"'" il"w"- h was laughing.
j'erarm Wi around her new roommate's
'.'''in, ra ?"
..Uues. niavbo I'd better."
orrt ik ",J. rar" ' yourself, and don't
She k,i"i'":" ln bvoo3 time "
Ihn.K ,i '"' '''" a,lJ be tunked at her as
art3."' '"r aTOod many things he
ryjatoaay, I m he didn i make the a'tempt.
"ii'i ".J,"""' "" II wto often. Annie -"
'ML ad.by."
'wvi'T ': "" I behind him, and Auti.e went
i3 wS'i u.' ""' '' '" l"r s' ' "' "I he window
HmS .. . " "" lv ilgure going down the
,.''' ,v '"'"red irhothur New York
l"h,rr;''"'" ""h the nru-e.
Itbirf. "! - ''- and e nidit ions are sitting
"- brr.b1"' V ' ''' rsthl month There is
ttta , i eat ' business man who
ti,,.i -i'lsiHiid Terms tii iroiighly and
JLJ '":'" liu.nl , moment to waste
Ho., .,' '' x;'" r.iehui:ni wno , ovm, 15.1MH)
k ...... ! '.oesii i.-,ir-whattliiiige.si
At .:,,..'- laughter get tlie itesi thing
MbaiitZ 'S? 'here la ihe tall, thin man from
W-imLV'" m '' w"h Hi" pointed board, the
1st toil i '""' ""' broad-brimmed tlt hat.
"m ,." '",'' "'' ''"ii'i i in- slow, soft drawl.
Kudo v '' ' uiiu.'r with the diamond
fsn.'J' ,' ' '!" Bnfl farmer, i.nd the iiolished
ii,,' ' "'" '- """)' die same wherever
3o3n5 " '" ' M '"'' m the
retviv,. ,i r" "' ' 'hej all bring daughters to
'itu.' si. "ID ' N''w York graces and ae-
koni'i '' '"
M'i,;:'rrll","r'beraeome. but not t.o often;
Wtsdii.i .' '" 'bey do not seem so deeply
a,.-i ' " ' " color as the men. As for (he
rw,t., W1 ''IS meet; and the effort to
Hr.,1 , " ' "" approved mould isn't ln
lUi,' ' u: ' with success. To the last
Wa,!,"1-'"1 ""rdtes the little maid from
'- Euth ' '" 'be dav of gtadiiation
aiotlel, ' Ul' " '" disgraeo beoauso of
fiVbsiV " ":,wei-. nnd the Montana girl
ii i . ,"'' ' !" -"" any reason for eiai-
Bnt .. . -a-tau.si Uuidage lo them.
Blttaeehi ' "Uiainels and adore the
fw to- i " '"''' "'"' ''" ere.un wla a eom
tawii.'ri ,i'!''' v'"y all grow steadily pluiui-er,
llS! ill.1'' 'i'"'"1 weekly letters they sen.i
liin. "",'"' iiior.' i"-ket n.oney to ward
"Wags ol .tarvatwu.
TM Big Ingnstry a Kss KaglMd Wetaaa
Sthartea on .
Fpat South Fenotmoot. Me., liven the mitten
capitalist of th United States. Mrs. A. O.
Condon Is the name of this wealthy woman
and she distributes every yesr from 12.000 to
15.000 dosen pairs of mittens. She Is a living
illustration that It pays to knit mittens, a mod'
ern, up-to-date proof of the fact that our grand
mothers knew what they were doing. Mrs.
Condon's story shows what a brave, plucky
New England woman can do when ehe sets her
mind to It. Mrs. Condon has written this
statement of her mitten Industry from Its be
ginning up to the present time:
"I began business In 1804 with a capital of
f 40 In a little room about 15 by 12 feet In sice.
I first made over worn-out felt hats thrown
away by the men, cleaned, shaped and turned
them and then made them, over Into hats for
women and girls. Then, as I lived In the coun
try where there was no Industry, but very
many willing hands. I resolved to procure. If
possible some work for those idle bands to do.
"I went to Boston and saw some yarn manu
facturers and from them got twenty-five
pounds of yarn on credit, this yarn to be made
Into mittens. Th manufacturers furnished
the yarn, and I put It out at the homes of the
people near where I lived. I had difficulty In
starting the work and was obliged to return
part of the yarn to the manufacturers at the
end of the year because I found It Impossible
to have It all knit uo into mittens.
"This was not very encouraging for a year's
work, but I persevered and at the beginning
of the second year one family insisted on hav
ing some yam to knit into mittens. 8p I tried
It over again and after It once got well started
I could not supply the demand for yarn. Tons
of yarn were sent to me and my business grew
until I paid tne steamboat company tho
largest freight blllsof anyone who did business
on the Boston and Bnngor route. From 10.000
to 15.000 doiten mittens wore manufactured
yearly, and besides making mittens we made
Indies' and misses' hoods and caps, toques. e.
"I had 1.500 rames on my books of people
who were'nt work for me, and manv moro than
thHt were really working, aeou my books there
would le only one name from each house, al
though perhaps two, three or four members
of tho household wer knitting, oftentimes as
manv an there were members In the tamily.
In the long winter evenings men and boys
wound the yarn and in some cases even the
men knit , . ...
"Arter 1H7.1 the knitting of mittens bv haud
gradunllv decreased and machines came In to
take the place of the knitters. In 18H I began
to buy machines nnd kept adding to my stock,
until now I have eighty-two maohiues. we
make from 12,000 to 15,0(K1 doyens in one vear
on the machines. One of mv girls has mado
104 pairs or mittens in one day. small single
mittens, and eighty-five pairs of boys' double
lined mittens. Xesrly all the machines are
run at the homes of the knitters, for in that
wav they make more money.
"Olrls on an average make about four dosen
or cheap mittens or two dor.en of llnednilttens
in a day. We make a great many fine fancy
backed mittens of all sires and of these the
girls make from one to two down a day. The
price of knitting used to be 2o oenta a pair,
Then it dropped to 0 and it Is about that now."
Matrimonial Berord of Missouri Woman
Who lias Jnst Married Her Seventh.
From lie St tmCl (rtobt-Dtmecral.
A despatch from Humansville. Mo., an
nounces the marriage there yesterday of Mrs.
Lottie Dougherty to Mr. B. D. Bmlth. This
makes the seventh time Mrs. Smith has
wedded. She has been divorced from none of
her former husbands, but has outlived them.
Mrs. T. J. Akins. wife of the Chairman of the
Bepublioan State Central Committee. Is well
acquainted with the bridi and last night gave
a ;io6e-llrmocrof reporter something of the
former matrimonial ventures of Mrs. Smith.
For the lady Mrs. Aklns has the highest re
gard and declares that ahe is the envy or all
the ladies or Humansville for the way ln which
she captures the hearts ot men.
Originally the new Mrs. Smith was Miss Lot
tie Bridges. In those days the lady did not
live iu Ilumausville. Miss Bridges was In
dued to change her name to Vice. Mr. Vice
diedtand a man named Depriest won the heart
nnd hand of the young widow. Mr. Depriest
died and his widow married a Mr. Mllllean.
whose wife she was when she removed to Hu
mansville. After the death of Mr. MUllaan
the lady married a Mr. Dawson. He died and
Mrs. Dawson was prevailed upon to change
her name to Crozler. Mr. Crozier lasted about
as long, as his predecessors and soon after his
do, ah bis widow married a Mr. Dougherty.
About two years ago Mr. Dougherty died and
now his relict has joined life and fortune with
Mr. Smith. Once It waa rumored, says Mrs.
Akins, that Mrs Smith was engaged to be
married to a Mr. Neff. but the marriage never
took place because the prospective groom was
Although Mrs. Smith has been married
seven times.'she is still comparatively a young
woman. Mrs. Aklns says she cannot he more
than 50 years of age at the most. Ber new
husband is many years her senior. Mrs.
Smith has but four children a daugnter by
Mr. Vice, two sons by Mr. Depriest and one
sou by Mr. Milllaran. Her first marriage oc
curred when she was a girl of but 15. Mrs.
Smith has often told her neighbor. Mrs. Aklns
says, that when a child she bad her fortune
told and wan informed that she was to be
married seven times. All of Mrs. Smith's
husbands have been estimable gentlemen.
Mrs. Akins says.
rajst vat arexs.
Calling Attention to Articles Intended for
I'se on Such Days Only.
There are certain signs, and som other things
that serv the purpose of signs, which are seen
ln this oity on rainy days, and. usually, on rainy
days only. The most familiar of these Is the
sign marked " Rubbers." which may be seen In
many places. It is usually painted on a piece
of enameled cloth tacked on a little stretcher
and set out In front of the store beside the
door, where it will eateh the eye of the passer
by. When the storm is over the rubber sign is
broughtln andstowed under thecounter. there
to remain until the next wet day. when It is
again put out to remind the passer-by that
hern is a place where he may get a pair of
Another sign put out on rainy days bears the
word "Umbrellas." though the dealer on such
a day is likely to put out actual umbrellas to
eaten the eye. Sometimes on rainy days there
maybe seen in front of a store a stand filled
with cheap umhrellaa with a card and a price
marked thereon.
still another rainy day sign Is Umbrellas
and Mackintoshes. This may hang on a
mackintosh displayed In a showcase on the
sidewalk, the mackintosh being garnished, so
to spesk, with umbrellas.
A less frequent rainy day sign is one to be
seen In front or harnesa stores that have as a
K art or their display equipment the figure of a
orse. On fair days the figure has a harness
upon It. or perhaps a saddle and bridle. On a
rainy day the horse la often completely cov
ered with a snug-fitting waterproof blanket
calling attention to the fact that auch things
ean be bought here. The horse with th rub
ber blanket upon it is one of the regular rainy
day signs of the oity.
Colored Pallbearers' In Dress Salts Acting
at the Undertaker's Commands.
From Uu Xraburg HfiiUr.
The mannerln which the funeral of the late
Mrs. Van Sort of Mlddletown was conducted ln
this city was perhaps an innovation that may
result In the adoptloa of the methods used by
some or th local undertakers.
Mr. ltockefellow of Mlddletown had the ar
rangements in charge. He chartered the car
over the Erie road, furnished the porters, ar
ranged with W. W. Terwilllger to look after the
details at this end. and even secured the pres
ence or Mrs. Van .Sort's clergyman to accom
pany the remains to the grave. The drilled
porters to act as pallbearers were probably the
feature that attracted most attention from
the time of the train arriving until the
casket was lowered in the grave. Everything
was done with th" precision of clockwork at
the word of command. The movements were
directed somewhat as a Captain would drill
his military company, yet in such low tone of
oi,o tbat the spectators scarcely realized that
a word had hociiapokeu. "Straps, lift." "Han
dles, march." "Lift, shoulders, march. " were
among the commands and explain themselves
The men were colored waiters at hotels, were
costumed In full dress suits, and on arriving at
the cemetery removed their silk tiles and ad
justed silk skull caps, which they wore until
the remains were laid at rest.
Mr Bockefellow nald. In responeo to a ques
tion, that at the outset there was a little ad
verse criticism to taking colored men for the
place, but lately th s has changed, and the de
mand for their services is becoming general.
The colored waiters are always in possession
of good dress suits, they are generally at
leisure at the hour net for funerals, are trained
to obey orders, and as a general thing Intelli
gent enough to work In harmony and with
method. He says his experience with hired
white porters has been the reverse of this, and
In mhny cases the invited hearers accede very
unwillingly to the unpleasant duty, and In
variably And Hone tbey are not prepared to
exeeu'e properly, especially where a casket In
to be carried down narrow stairways or turned
lu short ball way.
Only th Attractive Side at It Desertbed Com
aannly Dangers te Health and Morals
Whlrih It Presents to American Olrls
Many Discomforts Also to Be Endured.
The annual exodus of girl students bound
for Paris art schools has begun. The number
of American girl In tho art elaases of Paris
has tor years been very large, but thin rear
the entries are larger than ever, and the nar
row streets of the quarter where they live will
be swarming with the strange young women
whom the French at first greeted with horror,
but now accent as well meaning, ir unintellU
There is a delightful side to student life In
what the girls Insist upon calling the Latin
Quarter, though most of the art oniony lies i
quite outside ot the quarter made famous by
MQrger. The happy-go-lucky quality of the
life, the freedom from conventional demands
and restraints, the fellowship of the students,
th picturesque Paris settings, tho undeniable
art atmosphere s II these, things appeal to the
Amerioan girl with her Independent spirit, her
enthusiasm, and her hunger for new experi
ence. Shs enjoys the life. Whether it Is good
ior her is another story.
Beams or doscrlotlon have been lavished
upon the charms or the girl art students' life In
Paris. The casual visitor soes the girls' elub '
on a gala night, and meets interesting people I
there. Sh sees somo or th most attractive ,
rooms, drinks tea ln a raw studios, listens to
enthusiastlo talk In which famous names are
as thick as blackberries in August, and goes
away thinking there Is no reverse side to tho
picture. If she Is a newspaper correspondent,
she is apt to write a roso-oolored account that
makes every girl who reads it yearn to devote
herself to art and Parle. If ahe doesn't write,
she talks, which answers the same purpose.
But any sensible woman who will spend a
few months among the girl students and study
the life will Snd the rose color fading and will
lose some oi her enthusiasm over the miscalled i
boheinlauisin In whose namo so many absurd!- i
ties are committed. In an uptown studio, a
lew nights ago. two women artists discussed
student life in Paris, and a Philistine who has
no art in her soul, but hss lived In Paris, lis
tened and was surprised to find the elect siring
her own private opinions. Both of the women
studied in Pari for years. Both have been de
cidedly successful; and yet they bewailed the
Increase in the number of American girls
among the Paris students.
"I will go out oi my way at any time to see a
young girl who la planning to study in Paris."
said the painter. "Unless the case is an un
usual one. I always say 'don't.' and If I can talk
hor out of the Idea I feel that I've done a good
thing. There was a time when on had to go
to Paris for good Instruction. That isn't so
now. If a girl exhsusts the advantages here
and shows unquestionable talent and ambition,
she should, by all means, go over and study in
the French schools : but it is absurd for every
girl who experiments with art to go to Paris.
It's all right to take risks and make sacrifices
ln the cause of genius ; but ninety out of a hun
dred girls who are studying in Paris have no
talent, will never devote themselves seriously
to art, and have no more business in the Paris
art quarter than a baby haa In a green goose
berry patch. I sometimes wonder whether all
the mothers of Paris art students are insane, or
merely uninformed."
"The majority ot them haven't any ideas about
the lire," said the architect, wagging her head
solemnly. "Girls never write anything but the
jolly side or things in their home letters. I
didn't. Did you?"
The painter smiled. "01 course not That's
just it. Th rasclnation of the thing makes up
for the discomfort, but it can't prevent the nat
ural results of the discomfort. If a girl is ln
earnest about her work she keeps out of real
mischief: butthe chances am, she demoralises
her health and cultivates a style or lire and
thought that will not suit the folks at home
If she Is going on with her art. and will make
it a successful life work, her eccentricities will
be overlooked or pardoned; but where one girl
will do that, ninety-nine will never do good
work, and are studying just for the fun of the
thing. They waste their time, injure their
health, grow lax ln their moral views and prin
ciples, get Into slatternly habits, and come
back, unfitted for borne and society and not
fitted for anything else. They are spoiled for
conventional lite, and are no comfort to their
"Hear, hearl What's It all about anyway?"
asked a man for whom the architect had just
opened the door.
" I was just insisting that girl art students in
Parlgruln their health and upset their morals."
"What's the matter with their health?
They seemed lively when I was over there ?"
said the man. settling himself back among the
divan cushions.
The young woman whose forte Is early Eng
lish architecture, looked at him with fine scorn.
" Don't they live In rooms that are either red
hot when the little Irou stove is booming, or
cold as refrigerators when the fire Is out? Did
you ever have a room respectably heated and
ventilated while you were in Paris.'" lie
shook his head.
"Well, neither did I. and I had a cold on my
lungs from November until May every year
Some of the girls live comrortably with their
families or in first-class boarding houses or
files apartmeqta. but those girls are mighty
ew. The majority of the girls I knew lived In
cheerless rooms at the elub or ln nasty smell
ing studios, or in dirty little boarding-houses or
ln lodgings up four flights of stairs. Thoy had
some pots and kettles, and got up In a cold
room, started a nre and scrambled together
some sort of a breakfast. They got luncheon
and dinner wherever things were cheapest,
and at any hour that suited them, and when
they were hard up. which was mostof the time,
their meals were very scrappy. They spent
their days in crowded, study. Ill-smelling stu
dios, frightfully overhested. for the sake of
the nude model, and they went out from
there Into raw winter weather, and trotted
around ln slush and ruin and sleet. A man can '
da that sort of thing; but a girl can't do it '
without paying for It. When I think what an ;
Wlot I wan. I wonder I'm not dead; and I'd
give anything I have-exeept what I know
about Elizabethan stairways for some of the
spleudid strength and v.tality I wasted. Just
look at the girls over there. In our time, who
broke down physically. I can count dozens of
them for you. and itwaan'twork that did it.
but lack of common sense."
"There waa a nice, jolly lof of girls In the
quarter," said the man. feebly.
" Of course there was-as nice a crowd as our
country cau turn out. Some of them came
through all right. Most of tbsm suffered ln
health, and though only a few went far wrong
morally. I don't believe many of them were as
floe when they came home as when they went,
wasn't." . .
"Oh. nowl protestad the msn.
" Well.Imeantlus.TMyidesls-ouUideofart
were not so high. My principals were not so
strong. I hsd learned to smile leniently stall
sorts or things that I -ould have hated before I
eft home. I called It being liberal. and thought
1 had besn narrow before; but if I had a
daughter I would prefer her being narrow."
The woman who paints fished a chafing dish
out from under the dlvau and duated it with a
corner of the tablecloth. Then she brought
some beer In from the wlndowslll. and skir
mished for cheese, ln the wardrobe. When she
had a rabbit under way Jobo joined the con
versation. ,
"Vou'v lived In the Paris art quarter for
years." sh said, waving the chafing dish ladle
at the man. "Now tell me honestly: Would you
want your little sister to go over there alone, to
study art?"
He blew smoke rings thoughtfully for a few
moments. .
" I'll b hanged If I would." he said, sud
denly. "Some of the nicest girls I ever knew
I met there; but It Isn't the thing for a young
girl. 1 know what you mean. One loses one a
5 rip over there, and all one's -tandarda are
ifierent I called a fellow a Bohemian there,
whom I'd call a disreputable cad here. A
fellow gets straightened out wlien ha uomes
back hero, though be never llts peaceably into
the old groovea. nut maybe it's different with a
Ths woman nodded. " That's a part of what
I mean. I don't say girls ought not tostudy
ln Paris, but tbey ought to prove their earnest
ness and talent her lirtt. '
"Of course." said the Philistine. Living is
cheaper over there."
" That s true." assented the architect, dole
fully. "I could get a studio there for one
twentieth what I pay for this "
" Would It have hot and cold water and steam
heat and an elevator, and be on the Champs
ElyseesV" asked the man. sai.rieally.
'You've hit the mark." aald the woman who
paiuts "One can live cheaply there because
one will We couldn't live ou aa little here;
but we could cut down expeni.ee tremendously
if we would go to an out-ol-the-way part of the
town and live in a disreputable little trap, as
we all did In Puns. One can't do it here. It
wouldn't be respectable and there's the rub.
We'll never have art atmosphere here until we
stop trying to keep up snpearsnees. One
doesn't have to be respectable In l'arls That's
why yoing girls shouldn't go there."
" And why we are all wild to go back there."
added tit man
very one laughed
" But what we've said about girl students is
Una, all th same, ' lusisUd the atvuilcut, '
How They Are Mannfaetnred and Soma of
Their Peculiarities.
Perhaps no part of th typewriting ms
ehlno's equlpmenthas given greater perplexity
to Its promoters then the ribbon. To obtain
one that would not clog the type or smirch the
paper, and from which the Ink would not
evaporate when exposed to tho air. was a diffi
culty with which operators had to contend and
which Inventors tried hard to remedy. It Is
only within tho last two years that ribbons have
been made which Appear to satisfy tho general
demand. While ribbons have been required
since the time of the modern typewriter's in
troduction. It Is In the last ten years that
the business of making them has reached
its greatest proportions. Four years ago It
was said that this kind of ribbon making was
engaged in by at least forty manufacturers In
the United States, and their output was esti
mated to be not less than OOO.OOO ribbons an
nually. To-day the annual production Is prob
ably more than twice as large as it was then,
and makers declsre that they are kept very
busy filling their orders. The thousands of
American typewriters in use abroad are prac
tically all supplied with American ribbons, and.
aa the average life of a ribbon is only about
tour weeks, their ex portal Inn constitutes an Im
portant branch of the business by Itself.
lllh!ons are made in almost every conceiv
able color and variety, and with copying and
non-copying ink. Their length and width de
pend upon the requirements of the machine
for which they are Intended. The average
length is eight yards, although a few are made
as long as eighteen yards. Some ribbons write
In one color and show an entirely different
color when the writing Is copied with a letter
press. A ribbon which writes black may copy
blue or green, making the record much more
clear on certain kinds of paper than it would be
if mado In black. The head of the ribbon de
partment of a large typewriter house on Broad
way recently gave some facts concerning the
extent of the business in question and the skill
and care required in its prosecution.
"Hero in New York, said the manager,
"there are probably live hundred places where
typewriter ribbons are sold, while in all the
cities of the Vnlon there are many thousand.
Some or the dealers handle eight or ten differ
ent styles nnd the amount ofl their monthly re
ceipts Is orten vory large. The different makes
of ribbons In the market number from fifty to
seventy-live, and most of them sre manufac
tured here In the East. I estimate that thn
number of ribbons used In a year ranges from
1.000.000 to 1.5O0.00O. There Is goiid reason
to suppose that there are between 300.000 and
350.000 ribbon-using typewriters here and
abroad, but of course some of the machines are
not employed actively. I should say that
fully one-third of the ribbons we mske are ex
ported, and there are also other manufacturers
who export large quantities.
"Only persons connected with the business
can understand how much care and expert
ness are necessary in turning out rlhlmne
which will give good satisfaction. It is an easy
matter to succeed ln making a good ribbon
now and theu. or perhaps several dozen good
ones, hut that won't do; every single ribbon
must be strictly '0. K.' or else complaints will
surely be made, and the manufacturer will
suffer in consequence. The effect produced by
one poor ribbon might mean the loss ot several
customers who would be misled as to that par
ticular brand.
"One of tho chief aims or tho manufacturers
is to produce a ribbon which will leave a per
manent impression on the paper. Ink which
has lampblack as a base Is always permanent;
It cannot be extracted by acids and will not
fade by long exposure to the light. The rib
bons in most common use are the black copy
ing, purple and purple copying, and a record
made by any one of them maycie regarded as
absolutely lasting. Many of tho best ribbons
have selvaged edges, which prevent their
ravelling and curling when ln use. They are
nearly uniform in thickness, though some
ribbons are made of very thin texture for use
when a large nunilier of copies Is desired
"The cloth or which the majority ot ribbons
are made is a very flno quality of 'jaconet' or
nainsook, most of which comes from England
and Germany. The Ink Is applied by meana of
rollers and Is forced between the flbrns of the
cloth by revolving brushes. Then the surplus
Ink is absorbed, different methods being em
ployed to accomplish that purpose. Each
maker has a secret process for producing his
individual ribbon, and the secret is guarded
with thn greatest iiosslhle care. The foreman
of a ribbon rectory Is the only man there who
knowa the exact formula for mixing the
powder or pigment used In making the ink ; all
the other employees do as they are directed by
the foreman or by printed instructions.
' It Is the rule In making ribbons to apply the
ink to both sides of the cloth. One manufac
turer, however. Inks only one side, ssylng that
ribbons Inked in that way do not clog the type
so often as those which are inked on both sidoa.
His assertion might be true ir the clogging
were caused solely by the ink. but it isn't. Little
particles ot the cloth are being detached con
stantly, which work into the typo, and whether
ink Is present or not, the letters are bound to
be filled occasionally.
"An effort has been made in Germany to
make ribbons which would take the place ot
those imported from America, hut the German
manufacturer failed to induce the trade to ac
cept his product. It will be a long time before
our foreign friends are able to bring out rib
bons which will supplant those made here, and
our manufacturers havo little cause to fear
competition from that source,"
A Slx-Feoter Killed In the Ttoad by Two
tJirls ln Ocean t'ounly. N. .1.
Jersey snakes are out later than usual this
year just because there has been no frost to
drive them into cover. Snakes of all kinds in
digenous to Jersey soil seem to have been get
ting mixed up with bicyclists in the last few
weeks, judging from items in rural papers In
the several counties. Miss May Cumniiug and
Miss Minerva Chew of Ocean county were out
riding a few days ago near Whiting and eao.li
ran over a snake of a different kind during her
trip. Miss Chew, who Is a native of tho county,
had to call Miss Cumming's attention to
the fact that she had run over
and killed a pretty gartersnake about
thirty inches long. Miss C uiiiniing gazed with
horror at the reptile, which was still writhing
in the road. Later in the day Miss Chew, while
lu the lead, gave a little shriek as she saa a
big pinesnake dart out of the huckleberry
bushes at the side ot the road and try to cross
the thoroughfare ahead or her. There was no
chance to slacken speed, and it was evident
that the snake could not serateh gravel fast
enough to avoid being run over. So Miss Chew
plunged at the pedals and increased her speed.
The two wheels bumped over the big Jersey
snake, while Miss Cumming dismounted and
screamed with fright.
Tho snake got the worst of the encounter, as
it was completely disabled. It could mnke no
forward progress after the 150-pound girl and
her oii-pound wheel had flattened It down
upon tho gravel road, but Its head and tail were
in lively motion and seemed to bar further
progress for Miss Cumming. Miss Chew was
In no way daunted, and. leaving the road, she
found a stick with which she killed the snake.
It measured 5 feet 10 inches In length,
and consequently would have been worth
nearly SO to any or the snake catchers at
Whiting who make a business of selling pine
snakes to museums at 91 a foot.
So much for Ocean county, where there haa
been a complaint about the scarcity ot snakes
this yesr. Passaic county had a similar story
last week. The story was of a snake, a road,
and a blcyole rider, but in this case the reptile
was a venomous little copperhead about two
feet long and two Inches wide. It was basking
ln the sun at the side or the road between
Bloomlngdalo and Cox's Pond when Tunis M.i
blecame down tho slope on a wheel. It Is a
pretty rough dirt road, and he was picking out
the smooth places the best he could, when he
saw the snake no more than lour feet ahead.
The reptile was so nearly the color of the
dirt that he could not see it sooner, and when
he did obberve it titers was no ehaueo to stop,
Vii went his feet over the handle tar, and the
wheel went on, but It did not go over the
snake Sluggish as the copperhead ls on or
dinary occasions, tide one moved like light
ning. It drew two-thirds of Its body out of
the way of the wheel, and then viciously, but
foolishly, struck at the tiro. That settled the
case of the copperhead its neck wus caught
in the spokes. Its tall smartly whipped one ot
labie's logs, and then there was a ripping
round as the body of the reptile pa"d be
tween the forks. Next came a spill, and when
Maine lucked bun self out of the dust be found
a deud snake twleted between three bent
spokes. He thinks that he stretched the
snake a couple of luuhes. and made It much
thinner than It was when he first saw it.
Sun and Weather.
J rom tkr KvrK'itT ftemorrat nd Chronicle.
This warm spell was confidently predicted as
a result of the return by rotation of the dis
turbed area lln the nunl. We think that it has
been abundantly shown during the last year
that oliservation of the sun gives the only re
lisble data tr long-distance weather forecasts
llapld and unexpected ehanges In Ihe sun's
condition sometimes interfere, but when tbey
are once noted they give opportunity for re
forming the system of recurring weather on
the period of twenty-six day.
The warm periods noted every month during
the past winter occurred in connection Willi
well-marked disturbances ln the sun's north
I ern hemisphere These disturbances linve
partially subsided, while there la a renewal o(
disturbance ln the sun's southern hemisphere
altera considerable period of quiescence. If
the exhibition of energy continues the weather
during the winter ean be fairly mapped for si
least twenty-six daya lu auvauu ol each
In i i "
Kffort to Make freshmen Peel at Rome
Holyok Is the Only College Raving
(irent-flrnmlnmther militates Changes
la the faculty- Teachers' College Kots.
Mount Hoi.tokr, Mass.. Oct. 13 With a
Rscklty koex, knax, koax,
, Tare toellx, toe-llx, toe-Ill!
wh boo wah, wah heo wsh,
lm Holyoke. Rah. Rah. Rah!
the elans of 18 W ol Holyoke has swept Into Its
senior place, and to the best of Its ability Is liv
ing up to Its chosen motto: "Doe y nexte
thynge." Tho steps of Wllllston Hall have be
come Its property by natural succession. It has
graduated from waitress work at the table, and
in all other respects In worthy oi being regarded
by th freshmen as an example and epitome of
all thn virtues and privileges. However, the
life of a senior Is not so butterfly-like as It
seems. In Addition to the Intellectual pelf and
power that is expected of her by reason of her
long training, certain social duties are be
queathed to her with her namo. One of these
Is the reception to tho freshmen, given possi
bly that the new arrivals may come early to an
appreciation of the text: What Is college with
out the seniors? This fall the function was
held in Pearson's Hall, two weeks after college
opened, and President Mead, with Miss Eu
genia Bronkschmldt. received the freshmen
and made them welcome to tho college.
.Mount Holyoke this year followed ln the
steps of her sister college at Northampton by
appointing delegates from the Young Women's
Christian Association to meet all trains on
which freshmen were expected to arrive and to
show them their boarding places and to give
them any other adviee or assistance In their
power. Tho members of tho entering clans
number 14S. bo that, the task wan no light one.
But with conscientious care and cheerful tol
erance of freshman greenness the delegates
showed themselves true Samaritans. The
freshmen belonging to tho present generation
should by right have a special time of thanks
giving set apart when they may reflect upon
their mercies and think oi the trials oi their
grandmothers. For it happens that Mount
Holyoke. just now entering upon Its sixty-second
year, is the only college old enough to
number grandmothers and great-grandmothers
among lta graduates.
At commencement last June some dear old
ladies with white hair and kindly eyes were
back lor their fiftieth anniversary. Their
reminiscences of early Holyoke days were full
of surprise for tho modern college girl. The
old life, with Its strenuous attention to duty
and its small margin for pleasure, seemed to
tho graduating class a barren thing to remem
ber, compared with the varied interests and
amusements of their own rour years, while the
freshmen. If they could have heard the ac
counts, might have thought themselves by
comparison admitted to the islands of the
blessed when the college doors opened for
them this fall.
Besides the seniors, the other classes in
various ways, by receptions and excursions,
will show thomsolves hospitable to the enter
ing class There might be 'danger of the fresh
men being spoiled if it were not that in college,
as in duplicate whist, the beautiful law ot bal
ance prevails. When freshman year is laid
aside the students must play the same hand as
their sophomore friends, and If they do not
score as good receptions and entertainments
and basketball games, woe be unto them 1
The fate of all other woman's colleges this
fall has overtaken Holyoke. and It Is crowded
to its uttermost limits. Dormitory room is en
tirely inadequate Many students have (omul
abiding places in the village, and many more
have turned away because there was uo room
ior them. As a result, plans for the Imme
diate erection of a new dormitory between
Itockefcller and Mary Ilrkgham halls are being
A piano recital by Prof. Story opened very
delightfully the work of the music department,
and a second recital will soon be given by Prof.
Fern, the 1,1, r.,i pianist. Among tne changes
ln the faculty are the following: Miss Esther
B. Van Dieman. PhD, of the University of
Chicago, has been appointed head of the Latin
department, and Miss Mary L. Judd an as
sistant. Miss Frances M. Hazen of the Latin
department is absent for study at Oxford.
After a year's study at Zurich and Berlin, Miss
Alice P. Stevens has returned to her place
in the German department, and Miss Marcia
A. Keith of the physics department is back
niter a year ln Berlin. Misa Leach, one or the
chemistry staff, who studied last year at
Gilttlngen. Is planning to remain another rear
abroad for study at Zurich. Miss Mary G. Wil
liams. Ph. D . of the I'niversltv of Michigan,
who held the Kllsha Jones fellowship at the
School of ArcliB'ology In Home last year, will
fill a place In the Greek department Mis
Mary O Holmes. A. It . of Wellesley, a student
also for two years at the I'niverslty of Chicago,
is appointed instructor in chemistry. Miss
Grace Haker, Mount Holyoke. "Uo, laboratory
assistant in botany. Miss Dickinson and Miss
Aldrieh. Holyoke. OS. will assist In tho depart
ments of mathematics and Latin respectively.
Miss Efflc Reed, formerly a Holyoke student,
will act as laboratory assistant In .oology
After June, 1902, only the degree of A. B. will
b granted. l"p to ibat time it is optional to
liternrv and scientific students, though four
extra hours must bo added by them to meet Us
requirements. All the courses lead to the de
gree of A. B. by the arrangement of the latest
catalogue, and next veer's freshman class will
have no choice In the matter. The decision of
the faculty has met with great approval, espe
cially among the girls who sre struggling with
the stricter regulations for the baehelorof arts.
Significant In the general progress of Mount
Holyoke is its movement toward self-government.
The experiment of limited solf-govern-nient
is being carried on with great success In
Smith, Yassnr. Ilryn Mawr and Wellesley. The
girls ie-i, ml to the extra ressmslbllltles put
upon them, and the wheels of college discipline
run more nnd more smoothly as the making of
laws and their execution is put more complete
ly into the hands of the students. With the
formation of a studeuls' league for partial self
government. Mount Holyoke Is putting her
self in line with the other colleges. The league
will be responsible for the enforcement of some
of the more general regulations, and during
recitation hours will have control of the college
dormitories. If this league proves itself wise
and efficient, it Is probable that more power
will be granted to ft. and the problem of co
operation between faculty and students be set
tled In the most socialistic and satisfactory
way by establishing a half-way house between
them and giving uach body equal rights.
Teaehera' College N'utri.
The Teachers' College has opened the year
with crowded ranks. Its affiliation with Co
lumbia, and the growing demand for its gradu
ates to fill the most responsible and lucrative
places lu th" eduoat iona I category, make its di
ploma more and more attractive to prospective
teachers, while the facilities offered by Its ex
tensive faculty and its perfectly equipped de
partments draw students from among men
and women who have charitable or sociological
work In view rather than actual pedagogic in
struction. Great interest is manifested In the extension
courses, offered this yuar for the first time.
These are intended primarily for thosowho
cannot command the time for regular college
work, and Include a regular course in the his
tory of education, by Dean Russell: one In
sclnxil supervision, by Superintendent Gilbert,
snd another In principles of education, by
Prof. Butler, ln biology Prof Llovd otters
classes ii nature study and practical work in
bacteriology Extension work in the art de
partment comprises form and color drawing,
studio work, clay modelling and wood carving.
under the direction of prof. Churchill and hie
assistants Extension work in English litera
ture and conisltiou, in charge of Prof. Baker.
Mr Krspp nnd Mr. Abbott, will be advanced in
scots' Extension courses in domestic science
and domestic urt will be conducted as usual by
Prof Kinneand Prof Woolinan.
The Horace Mann School shows more than
1H0 students in thohigh school and 'J00 In th
fradi-B Crowded classes sre never allowed in
his. the model vhisil or the college, so that It
has been round necessary to duplicate nearly
all the grades Prof Pretty man. the principal,
will noa-1 enabled to give his entire attention
to the high school, a Miss ohlfnrth. w ho das
just lieen appointed his assistant, will have
charge of all the grades Miss Runyan will
outruns to have charge ol the kindergarten
Last Saturday Dean and Mrs Russell gave a
recep'lon to the members of the college, from
4 o'clock tot; st their home HOT West loTith
I Mi, et I in Thursday last Miss Kimie and Mrs
V. odmaii entertained the student lu their
1 courses, who have been toiling with cook
stoves, obdurate needle. ud the art and
aslaaee twweof siao U Ufa opened-
- i -
This Season Has Rsn Frosperons for Them,
Kaiierlnlly About Danhnry.
From ! Hmrlford rmr..ml.
If reports are to l, credited, those leeches on
the pocketbooks of the unwnry-the fakirs and
thimble-rigging gamesters have been more
plentiful than ever at pretty nearly all the agri
cultural fairs this season, from the New Eng
land down to the smallest gatherings in the
country towns. D comes to tie more and more
a wonder how so many of these fellows thrive
on the softness of people who ought to know
better. Down at Danbury the men with games
were more plentiful than toads after a sum
mer shower.
Those people are, of eourne. not supposed to
be tolerated by fair managers, but they exist
all the same, and usually olalm that they pay
for their privileges. In any event they are a
nuisance, moving from corner to corner of the
grounds whenever danger seems Imminent,
always sure to bo followed by the "greenles,"
who can see a sure thing ahead and are confi
dent they can beat the manipulator of the game
In his own trick.
At Danbury a man who had the appearance
of being a well-to-do farmer went up against a
game to the extent of tl'2f. then started away,
remarking that he would "be back directly
with more money." He returned with a po
liceman, but a capper had sent In a noto of
warning so that only a few dollars were left on
the table, the men having moved to other pas
tures green before the policeman arrived. One
of these manipulators showed something more
than $1,700 to a Hartford man whom he knew,
being tho result of his business in the three
days of the fair then expiring, nnd ho had
started in with less than a do.eQ dollars.
Some of the boys who were down at the New
England fair tell a g I story about one of their
hotel companions. He had been down tho day
before and while he never went up against any
of the gsmes he became Interested ln watching
a fellow who was managing a shell game. The
outfit consisted of a small board winch he car
ried on his left arm, three small shells resem
bling halves of an English walnut and tho
deceptive little midget whose whereabouts
under the shells had depleted so many pocket
books. The Hartford man had watched thn
fellow's manipulation until ho was positive he
was "on to him." but he was anxious for the
boys up at the hotel to see him "do up" the
shell man. so he waited till the next afternoon,
then Invited the party down, after Informing
them what he was up to. They advised him to
let the thing alone, hut ho would not have it, so
all hands went along. They had no trouble in
picking their man out from among the small
regiment of his kind that were loitering about
the grounds. One of his cappers had just won
out a stake so ss to keep up thn Interest.
"Who's the next lucky man ?" queried t he manf-
fiulator, "I'm In hard luck, but I'll stand it a
it tie longer." as he continued to move the shell
about in a hide-and-seek play with the midget.
As he paused for a moment the Hart
ford man who had a dead sure thing re
marked "I'll chance $20 that I can locate the
button." "Oh. come off. now," replied the
manipulator: "you've been hanging round mo
for two days, and of course you are on tome.
I want a half-way show for my money." He
expected the Hartford man would raise his
"ante" then, but he simply repeated his offer
and "called the manipulator. "Well, I shall
have to go you. but I wish it was $50. he re-
f tiled, with an effort at reluctance. The Harf
ord man had already put his Index finger on
the shell where he knew (lie button was. The
man lifted It and as usual there was nothing
under It! The overconfident man took the
boys back to the hotel, and it cost htm a round
sum to swear them to secrecy.
Perhaps the most amusing thing in this line
happened over at Cherry Park. The exerolses
of the day wnro over and the crowd was leav
ing. Several Hartford men were moving along
in a group when one of those left-arm mer
chants sauntered along, tossing the shells
about as he walked, the while reciting his piece.
Suddenly one ot the Hartford men broke from
the party, convulsively placed his right hand
on one ot the shells and nervously strug-
Sled for his pocket book, explaining that,
e would bet the fellow $5. He was so
excited that the manipulator suggested
to him not to hurry "there is time enough."
Finally he fished out his wallet, opened it with
his teeth and asked one of his companions to
take out th. which he placed on the board, still
nervously holding the shell down. When the
fellow lifted the ehell nnd there was nothing
under it the coulldent man s face elongated
half a foot.
At the Windsor meeting recently a poor fel
low who had been working all summer on a
farm and had accumulated $65 dropped every
dollar on this same game.
Over at P.ookville a Hartford merchant was
foolish enough to give his check for SI -5 on
one of these gsmes.
A very funny incident connected with the
shell game happened at Danbury. The mana
gers of these alluring opportnnitiesforspecula
tlon usually employ cappers." who plank
down their money occasionally and as often
win. thus keeping interest agog. These are
usually not professionals, but are hired for the
occasion, others being substituted subsequent
days so that they may not be recognized. One
of these cappers happened around the second
day, planked his money, won $12. and left.
The man at the helm was so preoccupied with
business that he forgot that the man was not in
his employ that day. and let him win purposely.
These are only incidents mentioned to show
the pernlelousnees of the business. There are
plenty of cases that might be cited, all going to
show the necessity for stricter oversight on the
part of association officers to the ena that the
rascals be kept away.
tvtillr the Magistrate Read the Manual tho
Picture Man Clicked the Button.
fVaM the Topeka State Journal.
While Probate Judge 'lolmau was engaged
In curling his mustache and smoking a cigar
yesterday afternoon be was disturbed by the
entrance of a trio of persons. One was uu el
derly gentleman, one a young man, and one a
maiden. TheTyoung man held the maiden's
hand and the elderly gentleman held a large
The young couple walked up to Judge Dol
man's desk, but the elderly gentleman re
mained in the background.
"Have you eny objection to marrying us be
fore a camera?' asked tho young man.
Judge Dolman smiled and threw away his
cigar. He always smiles and sacrifices cigars
when a marriage fee Is in sight.
"Certuinly not." he replied.
"It's all right.' said the young man. turning
to the elderly gentleman with the camera. "Get
your fixture ready."
While the photographer busied himself set
ting up the camera and arranging the plates
Judge Dolman made out the license and iustl
tute.l a search for his marriage manual. By
the time the photographer was ready the
manual had been found and tho couple and the
Judge stood up in front of the camera. The
bride and groom faced the picture machine,
and Judge Dolman look a place at one side.
He started to road the mnrrlage formula, ond
the photographer ducked his head beneath the
cloth at tlie hi. 'k of the cumera. Thn mar
riage was well under way when his head aji
Jieared again, and Judge Dolman had but a
ew more words to say when there was the
click which proolaimed the picture taken. The
photographer ;to.,k down his camera and
Judge Dolman concluded the ceremony.
Very Convenient, but the Day It Doeaa't
Blow Welcome evert hcle.
"Convenient as It is." said the flat dweller.
" wo are glad to havo one day when we don't
hear tho kitchen whistle. Our kitchen is as
highly organized In its signal system ss a
modern man-of-war. Its whistles blow all day
long, from morning till night, beginning with
the milkman We may not be up when be
comes, and we hear the first walling note In th
kitehen. followed by a short staccato blast that
makes tho whistler's cheeks bulge us we
hustle into the kitchen and throw ooeu the
door to the elevator shaft to get the milk.
"From that on there Is no rest from the
whistler We may be in some other pan of the
bouse far away, but the note reaches u.- where
ever we ure, or we imagine it does.
" ' Was that the whlsile V we ask, pausing in
our labors, and If the answer is 'yea we hustle
for the elevator.
"'What Is If' and It's the butcher or the
grocer, or the man from the fish marke'.or
maybe It's the Iceman: so that the whistle
must by looked out for all the time.
'i If course, this beats bringing things up
and going to the door and all that, out of sight:
but the whistles ae a bother, nevertheless:
and that is one re is, m why Mrs I'lat Dweller
welcomes Sunday, when the kitehen whistles
do not blow."
Putting forth lllooins and Shoots Ahuu
lltiilly In October.
All apple tree is in bloom 111 Brooklyn In the
rem of (i 1' Snulnlcr's residence. 3WJ dates
aw i,u, Inst spring the old tree, that ap
peared to he dying, began In put forth main
shoots at the top. and now the tree pr,- eiits a
curious appearance '" the lower half the
loan-sal,- scar and brown, while the upper half
in as luxuriant as in the earlv davs lu June.
Blooms liegau to appear recently, and manv of
i hem may still he seen It looks as though the
tree had been grafted In the spring and that
the young fruit had begun to be formed as a
result, but Mrs. Bennett, whoowus the laud on
which the tree stands. avs that no grafting
has la-en performed. The novelty na at
tracted n good deal of attention from kra cul
urUtulB to Bedford etlM olu Krwthja
Corner Fifth Ave. and Sixteenth St.
A number of New Weber
Upright Pianos in casesSwhich.
are omitted in our present I
catalogue, at prices that will
be appreciated by the mu-1
sical profession and those
wanting the highest grade
Piano at about the same fig
ures as are usually asked for
inferior Instruments.
This is an opportunity for
an investment that will af
ford pleasure for an ordi
nary lifetime and retain a
commercial value even after
many years of use.
Ola instruments taken in ex :
Inspection invited. Cor j
respondence solicited.
Fifth Ave. and Sixteenth Street.
Leave orders for tuning and
.- . as'
An American 'Who Lost Bis life on tha
Burnlng Mountain Fifty Year Ago.
Fiom the Baltimore .Van
There came near being a tragedy on Mount
Vesuvius recently, when several ladies ven- ,
tured too near tlie crater and were all but
swept away by streams of molten lava which
poured from the mountain. This fact, recall
the sad death nearly fifty years ago of Mr.
Charles Carroll Ilayard of Delaware, who had I
many relatives in Maryland and was widely I
known in this Htate.
Tho accident which cost Mr. Bayard hla .
life happened ln 185. He was an officer 1
in the navy and. arriving at Naples, a party o(
naval officers and others was made up to visit
the crnter of Vesuvius, which was then semi
act ive. Among those with him was the late
Charles Tucker Carroll of Baltimore, father
of Mr. J. Howell Carroll, now United States
Consul at Cadi?;. Mr. Bayard was the brother
or the late Itichard B. Bayard, father of Mr.
Ill, 'hard II. Bayard of Baltimore, and a rela
tive of the late Thomas F. Ilayard.
The partv had reached the summit of thn
mountain when suddenly there was a shower
of red-hot stones thrown high In the air. All
hands took to their heels and a few momenta
later discovered that Mr. Havard was lying on
the ground behind them. One of the heavy
hot stones hail struck him on the arm. mak- '
ing a frightful wound. He was taken back to
Naples and given the tenderest nursing, but
he died, and his body Is burled there, his tomb
having been suitably marked In later years.
A strange thing about the accident wan the
fact ih.it Mr. Havard was loath to make th
trip which ended in his death. He had a pre
sentiment that he ought not to go. and even la
the carriage on the way to the mountaintop
he caused the vehicle to lie stopped and de
clared that he would get out and walk baok to
Naples. His companions remonstrated with
him and tried to convince him that his pre
sent inient was but a foolish fancy, and ha
finally consented to accompany the party.
When he was hurt none of his mends had
the slightest idea that be was fatally injured
and believed tiiat he would be well in a few
weeks. Not so with him. though. "You may
a -militate my arm." he said, "or do anything
you like, but you cannot save my life. I am
going to die. 1 felt it when I started for the
mountain, and now that this has happened I
am convinced that nothing can save me."
He was right. He lingered for about teaw
days and then death name.
A HaUf-Told Truth with Bagard to MinoiH
Operations with the Knife.
From the Youth' Companion.
A New York surgeon connectod with one of !
the post-graduate medical schools of that city '
was one day on the point of lancing a felon for
one of the student, a young Southern phr- J
nlclan. The patient paled at sight of the knife. '
"It son't hurt." observed the surgeon with a !
sympathetic smile. "I sometimes think." h 1
added, "that It Is well for a surgeon to feel th
point of the knife at leant once in his Hie.
"I saw my Hi st hospital service in this city
with Br. 8.. helwent on. "and no better ur-
freon wus then to lie tound in America. H
oil a Urge dispensary clinic and rarely a day
passed that oue or more eases or felon did not
" 'It won't hurt.' was always his comforting;
assurance to the patient.
"The old doctor wan very irritable If a pa
tient made any outcry or bother oyr th
lancing of a felon. I'ut yonr finger dowa
there, indicating the edge of the table, and
keep still:' he commanded; and truth to tU.
patients, a a rut, made little fuss.
"Time passed on. and In the mutation Of i
life Br. 8. nad a felon ou his left forefinger, and ;
it was a bail one. He poulticed It and fussed
with It for about a week, and walked th floor 1
with pain at night. At last it became unen
durable, and he went to his assistant surgeon I
and ssld. nervously:
" 'I say. doctor, will you take a look at ray ;
flugpr?' ...
' 1'he assistant surgeon looked and ra.
marked gravely, "That ought to hav bB I
lanced before.'
" 'I'osslbly-but' aald Dr. H.. and than,
with a loug breath: 'Perhaps you'd batter lane
it now.' i
" 'Certainly.' said the assistant surgeon.
"I'ut your linger on the table." i
"Br. U. compiled, and with a faee as whit
as paper watched the knife. 'Be gentle.' he !
cautioned : 'that's an awful sore finger.
" 'it won't hurt,' remarked the assistant gnr
geou and the sharp steel descended.
"There was a howl of cony from Dr. 8.. and
witii his finger in his other hand, he danaed
about the room erring. 'Oh! Ohl Oh!'
"Why.' remarked the assistant surgeon. I
have heard you tell patients hundreds of time
that It didn't hurt to lance a felon '
" 'No doubt, no doubt you have!' groaned
Dr. H. 'But that depend on which end of the
knife a man is at.'
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