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The morning times. [volume] (Washington, D.C.) 1895-1897, July 07, 1895, Part Two, Image 11

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Did Gloilies Almost
Partake of Immortality
From One Owner to Another They Pass, Always
Going Downward in the Social Scale.
Some Curious Incidents.
The summcrseason Is now well u nder -way
and folks before they Hie themselves away
to seashore and mountain are disposing of
their winter and spriug wearing apparel in
order to make room in their wardrobes
for fashion's recently-created dainties
and conceits. Some persons Bend dis
carded garments to poor relations in the
country, where they may be worn with im
punity and without danger of any social
nvl' febarp eyes observing and thus ob
taining a choice niorfcol for gostipy table
Others who think that they nave a
knack for business exchange the articles
for tinware and there are any number of
peddlers who willingly give as much as
10 eeiuV worth of their Mock in trade for
clothes that will readily net tbtm as many
dollars. Then again there is u class of
piTSons who are charitably inclined and
give their clothes to fcervauts or to deicrv
lug poor people.
csumeumes the wearing apparel clwnges
bands a doeen or more times before it finally
rinds a place in the store of the old
cl-tLts dealci. who sellb and fconds them
agaiu on their travels.
A Puit of clothes was recently traced on
its r"and of change in order to disprove a
charge of theft, and this will bene to bhow
liuw iiten eucIi articles change hands.
A certain Senator gave a t u:t to his waiter,
who wore it for a w lnic,aud then presented
it to tb barter. Thus gentleman attended
a cake walk In the garments, which wero
somewhat ample and be was so hurt at
the remarks made by his best girl that he
forth nil traded Uie suit off to a friend,
who had it made to fit him quick by a
Hird thnes came and this fellow lost
bis job and the suit was feacrificed at r.
eo ond-tiaud store, where a bootblack,
whom fickled fortune had smiled upon and
blessed with a period of prosperity, be
came the proud possessor of it. As times
r h uiged the suit of many owners came to
tin-t her bHjtblak, who in turn bold it to a
iv wsboy, and heto another to Uie same boy
As the waator wends his way down
I nnylraaM. avenue m the morning he
in iy see his suit, or at least what is left
of at. adorning the person of a lusty--turcited
vender of papers, who plies bis
Tarie not far from Seventh street. This
jfe by no means an exaggerated cae, and
lucre are many hod-carriers and day
lalxirers who to-day wear suits that once
covered the body of a Supreme Court Jus-iii-e
and mayhaps of even the Chief E
et utive of the nation himself.
Soulier or later in the history of a stilt,
unless by chance it be cut down and al--'
red for the younger generation, it finds
j's way into an old clothes establishment.
Only a eouul part of the stock of a dealer
s bought at his More. The peddlers bring
jii a i-art, but tlte large quantity is col-leiti-d
by th old clothes gatherers who
t" 1 mm house to house.
Often pedestrians are stopped, and af
ter inquiring if they have anything to
bell generally business cards are thrust
jut., their bands In the liope that after
looking at it they may come to the con
clusion that they have something to sell,
wLk h is generally the caw. A progressive
up-to-date dealer has come to the wise
conclusion that it is better to advertise
and he is now enjoying a large and lu
crative trade. It is quite dangerous to
listen to the seductive and persuasive
voices of Uie old-clothes men who accost
icu on the street.
Pora lime ago one of these quick-witted,
Cilytongued fellows convinced a gentle
man that was on his way down town that
b had something at home that lie did not
want . and was constrained to gJvo the fel
1' w Ins address. A few days later, when
i m re was a decided change in Uie weatlier,
hi look-d for a warmer suit, and fouiKHhat
bib wife had not only sold his worn'gar
ruinis, but had also received the raagnifi-c-
nt sum of 75 cents fcr a $-10 suit of
t lollies which, had leeu worn but a few
timi-s Auottier dangerous feature in
the selling of easily-recognizable clothing
is the likelihood of meeting one's old
f.n nds under such circumstances, or being
woin by such persons that it will lie ren-
di red evident that the articles disposed of
fr a money consideration required in a
time of financial stringency.
A gentleman sometime since bought a
suit made of imported goods, which was
prettv much on the English and exhibited a
very loud and large check. After wearing
it on several occasions, he came to tle
conclusion that it was too gaudy, and he
6"ld it to a clothing store agent.
A few days after, while walking down
rne of the fashionable promenades of the
city, he met Mime friends to whom he
In wed graciously. But he was unable to
account for tiieir amused and quizzical
glances until lie noticed dliectly behind him
a colored gentleman who wore a suit that
w.is, without doubt, the one that he had
wned and in which bis friends had seen
Lim dressed.
A lady who was vainly trying to keep up
appearances gave a reception and for the
ox. oasion engaged a mail-servant. She told
bim to be sure and present himself in a,
full dress suit. "When tlie festivities were
at tli"ir height, a dame whose husband has
recently come into millions of dollars and
cents suddenly caught sight of the major
domo who was trving to do the honors
of tii evening while encased in a eixteen
y oar-old boy's suit.
She recognised something familiar In the
general make-up and, much to tlie hoMess'
disr oiiifort, startled the guests by declaring
that the butler had on lier "Willie's old suit.
T!i"re was a divorow case recently in
"Washington in which a suit of clothes flg
urd Tlie husband did not like a suit
that he had bought and he gave it to his
wife to have dyed.
"Whenever lie asked licrabout it she would
give bim an evasive answer and -would
bci 'me so flurried and excited tbat be sus
pei ted something was wrong-One day
while passing a Eecond-nand store be
notntJd lus suit bangiug out in front of the
d or He then knew tbat bis wife had de
ceived bim and he accaeedlier of infidelity.
She c nfc-8bed that she had given it to a
man with whom she bad been Intimate and
be had doubtless sold it at this store.
This actually happened and by mutual
c 'iisent a divorce was quietly obtained.
"When articles of clothing are brought toa
store tlie pockets are the first thing that
receive attention and there are many stories
told of how a -wallet filled with paper has
been placed in a garment in order to get
from the dealer a large price, because he
thinks lie lia6 a treasure or which tlie other
parry 1 s ignora nt. Bat it is seldom that the
st re keepers find anything of much value
but they often reap a harvest of oddly
assorted articles.
h 'tnetimee money and valuables arein the
p. i kets and remain undiscovered by both
the buyer aud seller. The wiTe of a prom
inent lawyer of this city gave a cart-driver
a suit of old clothes and seventy-five cents
for hauling away some rubbish. A few
hours after it was discovered that her
husband had placed some time before three
twenty dollar billslu the jiockets of tlie old
pants in order ft) keep them from his wife,
who hada habit of going through h is clothes.
A search was immediately instituted and
after shim difficulty tlie old driver was
found but he had already disposed of the
snit to an ashman.
The pursuit was resumed and this fel
low discovered, but not until he had traded
the clotlie6 for a piece of harness for his
mule This "owner had not felt satisfied
with his possession nud he cold it to a
ragman Finally tlie rag-man was found
wearing the coat aud vest but bad cast
In blissful ignorance the three $20 bills
and the old pair oi trousers into tho mill
with tlie rest of Ids rags Here Uie hunt
ended and the money, too, for that matter
Anrther person received 50 cents for
in old dress which had been worn several
years before to the marriage of a cabinet
officer's daughter. After a few days she
happened to remember that each ono of
the forty or fifty buttons on the dress had
been made of bolid gold iu accordance
witli a conceit of the times, and they were
worth 52.30 a piece There could not be
found any clew to Uie whoreabouts at
Uils valuable article and it was never
knowu whether Uie old clothes gatherer
profited by his bargain or remained igno
rant of the worth of Uie buttons.
Those who dispose of their old cloUiIng
are not confined to the middle and poorer
classes but even Uie richest and most aris
locrauc oftcu patronize Uio dealers on
the bly. A lady not far from St John's
Church after a long period or deliberation
sent for one of these men, but with in
btnictions that he call in the evening.
This lie did and after considerable dick
ering about S o'clock emerged from Uie
gate iu the rear staggering uuder a huge
bundle of clothing.
He proceeded for a short distance with
out molestation, when, as he came out of
the alley, a zealous, sharp-eyed guardian
of the peace caught sight of him. "With an
exclamation of (surprise tho bluccoat
pounced down upon him, and, deaf to
all explanations, earned him off to the station-house.
There the bundle was opened
and the rich haul of the suspected bur
glar placed piece by piece on the floor.
Tho Inside of tho pockets and the coat
collar bore iu indclliblo ink the name of
a man of eucb wealth and prominenco
tbat the very Idea of the fellow having
bought the clothes, as ho claimed to
have done, seemed preposterous. The
news of the alleged robbery spread and
a crowd gathered around tho house. The
unfortunato old clothes man, with tho
contents of his pack strewn all around
him, was placed in the patrol wagon.
"With tho gong ringing out the alarm and
a large crowd running alongside, the con
veyance tattled noisily up the aristo
cratic avenue and stopped in front of tho
lady's residence.
The surprise and chagrin of the bravo
capturer or the bold burglar may be im
agined when he had the door slammed in
his face awl was told to mind his own
business, after having communicated the
startling intelligence that the house had
been roblwd.
The public generally regard a second
hand clothes establishment with suspicion.
Those in the humbler walks of life know
better than this, however, for there they
may obtain a suit or an overcoat or as
fine texture as the wealthiest wear and
pav for it a sum seldom exceeding $10.
These institutions are of great benefit to
the poor people ami no one knows this
better than the poor Uiemselves.
hoiihin on pillow lace.
An Industry Engaging tin Attention
of YVohumi I5eryvlicre.
"Have you ever thought," said a bright
lady not long ago, "that a common article
of one generaUon is often a 'curio' of the
next?" The object that called forth this
remark, was a yellow piece of hand-mado
laoe, known as "bobbin" or "pillow lace."
The making or bobbin lace has never been
popular in the United States, but in Eng
land and the Continent it has been an
industry that at times has been considered
or national importance.
There are two general classes of hand
made lace, and with us, the higher class or
needle-point, has entirely taken Uie place
of bobbin lace. Ladies fond of decorative
needlework naturally take to the art of
making "point lace," not only on account
or Its dainty and artistic character, but be
cause it can be easily carried. For "thimble
parties," and such functions, the dainty
stitches form and multiply while milady,
plying her needle in and out, adds her bon
mot to the hum of social convertc that fills
A Prettv Pattern.
the rooms when friends In tnf-ty gowns sit
in little groups with needlework that does
not detiact from the real object of the
party, namely, its social feature. With
bobbin lace, the size and weight of tho
cushion or pillow, the possibility or disar
ranging the work, the hanging bobbins, all
tend toward making this lace what it is, a
mechanical labor, rather than a pastime.
And we are not fond of labor unless it is
It is said that for centuries lace was sacred
to the service of religion only, on account
of the amount of labor required in making
it; the church alone could afford it.
Although as a work or art bobbin lace
does not rank with needle-point, yet many
valued laces are ranked with this class of
work; Lrubsels, Mechlin and Yalenciennes
all are cufchlon laces.
Bobbin or pillow lace is supposed to have
originated in Italy at the close or the fif
teenth century, although it has been claimed
that it is a German invention, but as the
history of the art does not begin at Sr. An
nnberg earlier than 1561, aud lace was ex
ported from Italy in 1536, the former Coun
try may claim its origin. Germany and
Switzerland, and other countries in time,
specialized this work, and in the course of
time characteristic laces were produced
that had a local character, such as Brub
sels, etc.
Lace makers form the fabric entirely
during the progress of the work, and the
implements are wooden bobbins, a cubhlon,
a pattern, and very fine thread.
The piece of lace referred to at the begin
ning or this article was described by its
owner as having been made in Europe, in
the "twenties" or this century. Jt was
made on a "reps" cushion of a green color.
This pillow was filled with bran or saw
dust until it was hard.
Tlie bobbins were small elongated spindles
tapering and swelling at one end into
little handles. The finest of thread was
wound on some of these bobbins, others had
a coarse flax thread on them, and these
bobbins in tu rn answered tb the warp thread
in weaving.
The lace was made according to a pat
tern which was pricked upon smooth parch
ment showing where, in the pricked holes,
the pins Were stuck, for these pins that
went through the parchment into the stiff
cushion were the "points d'arret" for tho
formation of the sUtches Uiat made tho
pattern in the lace.
It is said that the art of cushion or bob
bin lace is Teviving in England, but the
length or time required in making it, the
mechunical character or the industry, and
the beautiful and cheap machine made lace,
often hard to detect from the hand made,
all would tend toward its unpopularity as
an industry with us.
"This almost ferocious diversion" is how
a Epanish paper alludes to Uie game of
footbalL Exchange.
Tlio Lndy nnd the Tramp.
"Ah," said tho lady to tho tramp,
"You've eaten of my food,
And all I ask is that you-may
Bo full of gratitude."
His voice showed deep emotion as
He answered with a sigh:
"I can't bo full of gratitude,
Because I'm full of pie."
Detroit Free Press.
Her Symphony.
Her gown's a dream of ecstacy,
Her feathered hat a symphony,
And she is just in clover.
Alack, the hat she wears to-day
For some poor man will spoil the play
Before the week is over.
Boston Courier.
fif9 Yery fm
A Vocation in Which the "Wit of
the New Woman Has
Worked Famously.
(Copyright, 189r, by Ilaclieller, Jolinson &
S a means of mak
ing her way in tho
world horse steal
ing appears to be
growing in favor
with the new wo
man and those of
her sex who are
merely wicked.
Those of her who
have tried this
form of mental
and physical ef
fort seem to havo
won as conspicu
ous laurels in their chosen field as do those
others who have preferred to study law, take
post-graduate courses, or bike in bloomers.
It may be true, as that very learned man,
Herr Strindberg, asserts, that a woman
cannot, by rcabon of mAtal inferiority,
make as good a cup of coffee as a man can,
but when it censes to stealing horses eho
has proved that her mental qualites are
quite the equal of his.
But no matter how much daring and
success the woman horse thief may pursue
her vocation, the "eternal feminine" will
sometimes assort itself, abitdid in the cae of
Uiat curly-haired one in Montana, Whose
curling iron, carried in her hip pocket, led
to-her detection aud arrest. But sometimes
she drops the "eternal feminine" with her
fckirlB, and, as long as she wears trousers.
ilrn. Helen Scott.
seems to be as manliko as any of her com
panions iu crime. Such was the case with
the young womnn in Missouri, who was
the leader of a garg of horse thieves, and
whose 6ex was never suspected until after
her arrest. And in the meantime her raids
upon stable and pasture had been par
ticularly daring and successful.
Of all the women whom fiu de siecle de
generacy, or love of adventure, or need of
extracting a living from Uie world, ha a
driven into this form of activity, the one
with the most checkered career is Mrs.
Helen Scott, of Southern New Mexico. For
four ycarsthis woman wasone of theleadlng
spirits in a gang or ex-cowboys, who
had become horse thieves. They ranged all
over Southern New Mexico and Arizona,
and slipped over the line into Old Mexico
whenever the sheriffs aud deputy marshals
were too warm on their track. They cap
tured more horses, disposed of them to belter
advantage aud eluded the officersof thelaw
more successrully than any other band or
horse thieves in the southwest. One or
the men, after Uiey were filially captured,
privately declared that much or their
success was due to Uie wanness and
astuteness of Mrs. Scott's couusels and
methods. She dressed all that time In
men's clothes, and nobody would have
guessed from her appearance Uiat the was
anything but a slender, handsome boy. Her
companions all knew her sex, and among
them and the sheriffs who chased her for
four years she was known as Curly Hank
Holder shortened usually to Curly Hauk.
For her hair, unlike that of Uie Moutana
woman , did not need the curling iron to keep
lb in waves and curls all over her head.
Mrs. Scott had been a wife and themother
of fourchildren berore slietook tooutlawry.
During her married life she had lived in
Texas, where existence for her had beenas
patient, uneventful and dutiful as it is ror
thousands, or other wives and mothers.
When her husband died she took her
children to El Faso aud struggled along,
earning a living Tor them as best she could.
Then one day she put Uiem to board with a
poor womananddlsappcared. For fouryears
afterward she would appear once lu two
or three months, make them a short visit,
pay for their board in advance, buy clothes
tfor Uiem, make then presents, and then
Elnk iuto the unknown again.
But the battle of wits between out
laws and sheriffs, however long it may
last, is bound in time to be won by the
sheriffs And so at last Mrs Scott and
her cowboy band were capture din Dona
Ana County, New Mexico, and taken to
Las Cruces for trial.
Mrs. Scott's case aroused much sym
pathy, for her face was refined and at
tractive, her manner modest, and her
speech that ofan cdu catcd, cu I tured woman.
And of course lawyers and judge and jury
and everybody else in the community were
much impressed by her fine, womanly ap
pearance, her lawyer made the most of the
feeling in her favor that was possible and
she was found not guilty.
After the trial was over, Mrs. Scott,
in conversation, frequently admitted her
connection with the horse thieves. Asked
how she came to adopt such a life, she
replied :
"I had to make a living for my chil
dren, and was tired of struggling along
in the hand-to-mouth sort of way. I tried
my very best, and all I could do was to get
them 'barely enough to eat and wear. I
wanted to do more than that,and this was
the only way I could see of accomplishing
anything else."
There may have been truth in what
she said, but it certainly was not the
whole truth. A part thereof is that
Ehe was deeply in love with the leader
of the band a six-foot specimen of cow
boy skill and daring. It was probably a
case in which love said "Come," and the
At trioTTend of tlio Cow"boy Troop.
"woman obeyed. Ho did not get off as
easily as she did, for the jury found hlra
guilty. But while he was waiting to be
taken to the penitentiary he escaped from
the county Jail, as everyone believed, by
her contrivance and help, and was found
concealed in her room. He was re
taken, and is now serving his time In the
Territorial penitentiary. Her evident
connection with his escape was winked
at, because of the favorable fmpresslon
8he had made, and the general belief
that she had given up horse-stealing
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Total Clearance
' i
Toinorxow we shall begin to close our entire stock of Dry
Goods Underwear, Hosiery, Corsets, Suits and Skirts, &c, at
wonderfully reduced prices. Tlie immense stock is now Tbe
ing arranged and marked. The sacrifice is enormoii s the
prices will he the lowest ever quoted on any first-class stock in
this city. Our stock is perfect and complete, the goods fresh and
new everything is of the latest fashion and style, and that makes
this frightful price-slaughter the more extraordinary.
Dry Coods,
IS and 12J4c Scotch and American
Uir.gtttins. C'hoico patterns, "7-,
not remnsno (J
15c Irnlla Llnon, very Cno I UG
lSKInllaLluon 7. ()C
12c India Dimities, beautiful and Q
choice coloring:) Jjjj
18c Crossbar Jaconets, very fine... I J.2.Q
ScPercalo OC
10c Fruit of tho Loom Muslin u 4 G
49c Clock BriUIantino OOC
46c Blue or Black Storm Sergo. . . . O J G
ScBentApron Ginghams uG
59c Corsets, several stylos, grand
qualities ,.. ,
51.00 R. and G. and C. B Corsets,
whito, black, and gray; alto
51 C5 and $1.50 C. B , R and O.,
and Sounott, in uhlto, gray, nnd
black; 'also best ventilating
Corset mado .
Ribbed Ui
aiiaiMuu fuutB
DOc Ladles' Ribbed, Itiro Lislti
Thread Vests, all wHIto ribbon 0 C r
in neck ....; ZOb
25c Ribbed Vests, high or low I n 1 -
neck ..- I 2b
29c Hoys' Vests and Drawers, "J
Jaogcr .Mixture , I iu
for good, and Intended to earn an honest
living. Her eldest children -tveru adopted
Into good families, and the other two
were placed In an orphan asylum. A
-small sum of niouey "was collected to tide
her over immediate difficulties, and a,
chance "was given her to try her hand at
housework. She has doue so in a good
many households of that region, and there
is a concensus of opinion among those
households that Mrs. Scott's talents do
not lie in the domain of cooking and house
cleaning. She is too likely to forget
the weekly washing while absorbed in the
Mrs. Scott's New Vocation.
attempt-to paint her mistress portrait, and
to let the dinner bum while she embroiders
a sofa cushion for the parlor.
For in Mrs. Scott's education, as some
times happened twenty yedrs ago, the ac
complishments were not as much neglected
as wero some other things, and her return to
respectability and opportunity has revived
the desire not to get rusty,.
"Did you really enjoy that wild life?"
tho mistress of a household in which' she
worked asked her one day.
"Yes, I did," she replied with some hesi
tation. "That Is, I did, after the very first
of it. At first I fe)t queer in men's
clothes and it seemed as if everybody who
saw mo must know at onco that I was a
woman, and I was so arraid of exciting
suspicion and getting tho boys into trouble.
But I began to like it! It was so free,
and there was always cnoughxexcitcnient
and risk to keep your 3its alive and your
nerves on edge. Of course, it is wrong,
theoretically, to steal horses. I knew
that, as well as any one; but wc only took
from those who didn't need them as badly as
wo did and mostly from thoso who, wo
knew, had been dishonest to somebody else,
and I didn't consider it nearly so bad as
hundreds of things that lawyers and
business men do right straight along and
nobody ever says a word about. Besides,
I could make more money for my children
than I could in any other way that I had
ever tried, and I had become so discouraged
with the other ways that when I found ono
by which I could make a comfortable living
for them I was so relieved that I really
didn't care whether it was right or not.
"I liked the boys' too. They were good
fellows, every one of them, and as brave
as they could be, and it is an outrage that
they have been put in the penitentiary.
They are better men to-day than half the
other AmericansintheTerritory. They took
my advice about everything wo did, and
they all thoughtl had good judgmentabout
things, and wo all liked one another and
got on bo well together. Yes, I must say
that I really enjoyed the life very much.
M 1 - ra Ink
(MITr nrifl T nunrlnnnrl Tift
i3illi dllll LidUUUClGU
31 00 Silk Waists, blouso fronts,
largo sleeves, lined aud whale- (f I TQ
bouod 4)1 . I 0
82 50 Fancy Wnsh Waists, blouse
fronts, crinkled collars, very ff QP
largo sleores J)liZ3
51.39 Crepon Walsts.same stylo aa C Q n
above. Choice and pretty colors UuU
59c Lauudored Waists U I G
75c - 4PC
51 " " 69c
S1.23 and $1 4S Laundered Waists. 0 ) G
S2 50 Dnck Suits, Brighton jackot,
full wide skirts
SSOO Sorgo or Covert Cloth Suits, (T QO
extra wide skirts aud pure wool 45-f,uO
Sit and $12 Brilllantiuo Sorgo and
Knglisb Homespun bulla, tho (JP QQ
best of this season s production, p 0 1 u 0
Clioicoof our SIM, SI and 23.50
Brilllantiuo nnd Diagonal auu
Checked Skirts, In black nud
colors, lined throughout, goadoJ
back, velvet lining
J9, S3 and $7 Crepon, Brllliantino
and .Xovolty Skirts, must bo aeon
to bo appreciated
$4 and ?3 50 Ladlos Capes, stylish
aud suitable for the cool even
ings we aro having
39c Silk Belts, largo variotj
75 cand OSc Silk Belts.vory elegant
assortment of buckles
It was the happiest fouryears that I ever
From which confession it will appear
that Mrs. Helen Scott is as hopeless a com
plication of age-end degeneracy, new
womanhood, female criminality and the
eternal feminine as even Dr. Max Nordau
or Prof Lonibroso himself need wish to
riienoineiml 1'rlzes to Ho Offered nt
the Freneli Exhibition.
Tho sporting community is to be catered
to on a lavish scale during the nextFrench
exhibition. The big event does not take
place until 1,900, but the outlines are al
ready well defined and the committee on
sporting has drafted a most attractive pro
gramme. Tho following details appear
In the London Field of April G:
"Wo are still somo way off the great
French exhibition of 1900, but preparations
for it havo already been commenced, and
among other projects which have been put
moro or less iuto concrete form is one relat
ing to tho sporting department. A com
mittee was appointed some time ago to
draw up a scheme, and aftor deciding that
tho sporting section should bo located in
tho large park to the cast of Farls. known
as the Bois de Yinccnnes, this committee
has suggested that shooting prizes to the
value of about 35,000 pounds should be of
fered, of which 20,000 pounds will bo for
rifle, revolver, nnd target shooting, 8,000
for pigeon shooting, 4,000 for heavy ord
nancoand 3,000 for bowandarrowandcross
bow shooting. It has been suggested that
the pigeon shooting ground should bo so ar
ranged that the competitions may take
placo from different points according to
tho direction of the wind. It has been de
cided that the regattas, for which liberal
prizes will be offered, shall be held on tho
Itiver Marne, which is closo to tho Bois de
"Vinccnnes, whilo bicycling, which is scarce
ly likely to have gone out of fashion in tho
five years' time, is not forgotten in the
programme, the proposal being to set aside
a sum of at least 5,000 pounds for a series
of twenty fixtures, most of which will
take place on a Thursday (always a half
holiday in Francc),and at which, in ad
dition to regular races, there will be or
ganized parades, notably of military cyclists
of all nationalities.
"There will bo no difficulty- in arranging
for these bicycle competitions, as the mu
nicipal council of Paris has already pro
vided an excellent cemented track a quarter
of a milo in circumference at a cost of
3.G00 pounds, and tho committee suggests J
tbat this should bo somewhat enlarged
and that stands accommodating 5,000 spec
tators should be built. Nothing is said with
regard to horse-racing, doubtless because
tho committee presumes that the Jockey
club, tho Steeplechase society and all tho
conductors of the other meetings near the
capital will act proprio motu, and there is
every reason for anticipating that such
will bo the case, while the technical sec
tion of tho sport tho display of sporting
apparatus of every kind wiH.bo included,
of courso, in the general plan of the exhibi
tion itself, and there will porsumauly bo
international shows of live stock, as in
1878 and 1889. Tho variouB proposals
embodied in tho committee's report may
not all bo adopted, but it is practically cer
tain that most of them will be sanctioned
by tho general commission and that sport
will bo allotted a placo worthy or it in tho
great exhibition which is to mark tho
passing away of opo century and the com
ing of anotUer."
Tliey Often .Make Mistakes.
Mrs. Brownstone I should think you
would feel afraid, living way off here in
tho country, with so many tramps about.
Mrs. Meadow Well, I am, sometimes. I
s'poso you don't havo tramps in the city.
Mrs. Brownstone No, indeed. We have
nothing to fear but tho police. New York
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Experience of an American Girl
"Who Visited the Great Dress
Artist in His Own Home.
Some years ago when I was a young
girl and in charge of a chaperon who was
given to the vanities of dress, I had while
in Paris, various opportunities of seeing M.
Worth, tlie famous mautua maker, under
other than commonplace everyday circum
stances. One of these was when we were
invited to visit his villa in the suburbs,
whore he lived the ycarround.
Dimanchc was the day uamed for our
visit the only day when he was to be found
at home and so on a bright Sunday after
noon we made by rail the little journey of
six miles, and had no difficulty iu finding
tho house.
"Wo entered through a porte cochler en
tirely enclosed in glass, and were soon wel
comed by our host himself, who appeared
in a flowing silken gown of gray lined with
gorgeous yellow satin and wearing a fez on
his head from which streamed a yellow
tassel. He apologized for his "working
dress" which, however, became him won
derfullyby explaining that he was super
intcndTBs some decorations In a room, and
would wo not give him the benefit of our
opinions thereon.
Tho apartment had the appearance of a
rather spacious hall, with square pillars at
intervals; the floor was bciug laid In white
tilo, a space about a yard In width having
tho design of a fish in brilliant colors in the
center of each tile, the next space that of
an eye, the next of a butterfly, etc. Nothing
could have been more odd even bizarre.
M. Worth was hesitating between cover
ing the pillars with similar tiles or hanging
them with plates of Dutch blue.
Tho entrance to the main floor of the
houso presented a charming vista the suc
cession of rooms opening Into each other
revealing at the extreme end a conserva
tory of thrifty palms among Avhich a foun
tain was playing.
Tlio wall3 of ono room were covered with
plates of exquisite Sevres china, held in
placo with silvered clasps. In another room
was furniture that had once belonged to
Marto Antoinette, that poor queen whose
belongings must have been endless, and in
this salon wero curtains bordered with
medallions iu which were- wrought copies
of tho seventeenth and eighteenth centuries,
oxquisitely embroidered by the "Worth work
women in the Morte-saison.
The amount of embroidery everywhere
gave a millinerish effect to the rooms, and
whcnMadamo Worth appcarel and wewere
refreshed with wine and. cake it was at a
table withanelaboratcly embellished "drawn
work" cover with serviettes to match.
The kitchen of this nchly appointed house
was on the top floor, reached by a spiral
staircase. Mr. Worth declared that the
only suitable place for a cuisine was In the
top of the houso, so that no odors could bede
tected below.
Madanio Worth was a saleswoman in tho
cloaking house in which "Worth was em
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ployed when he rirst came to Fans from
England, and from which he emerged to
set up business for himself. She waa a
pleasant, domestic looking person, and the
mother of two sons, one of whom, still In
his teens, was detailed to show us about;
thegrounds M.Gaston, I think. IthoughG
him one of the nicest of lads. Manly,
frank, unaffected and taking a healthy ami
natural interest in nra outdoor pets, as
well as in the trees and garden.
Worth's taste and judsinfent were fax
from unernus, his costumes were some
times even ugly, but they rarely failed to
have at least a note of distinction, thay
were not commonplace. I remember oua
evening when we dropped in at his estab
lishment by invitation, to see some evening
gowns that were to go to some ladies ot
rank ami fashion. We had" the privilege
of seeing the '-great man," with bis own.
fingers rearranse the draperies of his work
women, and with a pin or two produce an
entirely different effect, giving to them the
final touch they lacked that of style.
I once asked bim if he dressed women
according to his own ideas of how UMr
should be dressed.
''Bless your heart, noi" he laughed. "I
dress them "as they wish to be dreseed! My
ideal of dress for women is nearest realised.
in the Turkish costume. It is capable of
beautiful decoration, it Is healthfuU com
fortable, graceful, beautiful. But you
women will have none of it: you wane al
ways something new, different, striking,
exaggerated, and I, of course it is niy busi
ness, to please you, voila tout," ending with
about the ouly French thing about bim a
Worth was of medium height and build.
had the dominant and brusque manner of
tlie English, but with his dark loniplexioc,
hair, mustache, and eyes, looked more like
a Turk or Russian. He betrayed little of
vivacity or suavity of the French, but
assumed rather the manner of an autocrat,
whose opinion and decision were not. to
be questioned. MARY; WAGER FISHER.
Tlio Legislator's HalilUt Do$r.
Among the amusing discussions duriag
the legislative session at Taltabaase was
that on a bill of Sullivan's, nf Escambia,
providing for the prompt slaughter f rabid.
dogs. The reading clerk had juss read
the title when an old gentleman, a repre
sentative from one of the interior counties,
arose and with great gravity and dignity
said: ,
"Mr. Speaker, I am opposed to tbat bill.
I'm opposed to it because I don't see wby
rabbit dogs should be killed any quicker
than any other kind of dogs. I've got a
rabbit dog. He ain't much on looks, bot I
tell you. when that dog gets on a hot
trail in the broom-sedge and a little later
you hear his votce a-yelpin" in a high key
and the yelps a gettin fainter and fainter,
till by and by you just can hear 'em down
in the holler, and you go there and you
see the little bench-legged yatler rascal
burkirC, his eyes bright and his forehead.
wrinkled with excitement, under a saitm,
tree, jes' get you a long pale andvneat is
your'n for dinner."
There was breathless silence during this
eloquent appeal on behalf of the rabbit
dog. When it had been concluded otbers
rose up and paid glowing tributes to tbe
qualities or rabbit dogs they owned until
one would have believed tbat a tatog
necessary to a man's candidacy foe the
legislature in the State ot Florida fa a
first-class rabbit dog.
The bill, by the way, was kitted by a
large majority. Florida Tlmes-liBfon.
Dellcutely Organized.
Dick Nan, please explain why you buy
candy at 15 cents a pound for the chlldrea
and the very best for the pug?
Nan Wei', Dick, the children will ea(
tlie common candy, but Fido is so ref Inei
that he won't. New Xork Worhf
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