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"Women and Slnnners Here and in Kurojie. Mr. Harry Furniss, the famous cartoonist and caricaturist of Punch, arrived in town vestcrdav and is at the Arlington. Air. j Furniss is not a ttranger in "Washington. He came here alout four years ago to study us up olitically, and especially at the Capitol. He went home and drew pictures and wrote sketches about the Cap itol and the contents or the Capitol, nearly all of which liave appeared in England, where tliey have amused and coined as many thousands as thej have recently iu this country. Air. Furniss lias a rather pleasant race. One would say he was a very kindly dis posed man and would discover humor in his eye even ir his reputation were not known in that line in black and white. One would also say that he is an Erglish man, although perhaps a residence of eighteen years in Ireland, where they claim to speak better English than at tre Court or St. James, helps one to conclude that lie is entirely British. Then, too, a familiarity for sixteen years with the great Englishmen fiomwhom we hearonly by filtration through 3.C0O miles of very salty water has given him a pioniimnee and an insight into his country which few other literary people have enjojed. For these and other reasons he is i-ii altogether interesting and agreeable tour ist, a cartoonist, a caricaturist without guile, and necessarily- a philosopher and Mr. T"arniss ns lion. Josepli Clmtn lierlain. a successful man of affairs. He is also a diplomat in letters. As, for instance, in the course of a chat with him on the general subject of cartoons and carica tures, he was asked to give some general difrerentiation between humor, as it is understood in England, and in the Uuired States. He said the subject could not be dlscus&ed in that way because of the ninny differences between the peoples, thir cli mate, their genius, etc. Generally, how ever, an American will make his joke up to a certain point and leave the listener to evolve the point mentally. K an American were told that a man was f-een in the next world with a fur cap on, that I would be sufficient for the listener to infer the joke that the spirit was not en route for the warm climate. An Knglfslman would ljrobably not have the time or the disposition to continue the point up to the humorous inference of an American listener. This reminds one of the illus tration of Bill Nye, who told to an English man the story of the man whose boots were so large that he had to go to the fork's of the road to take them off. The Englishman slept on this story and next day told Bill Nye that there was neither sense nor liumor in it, from the fact that it was simply a d d lie, don't you know. Cartoons and caricatures are, however, considered in the same light on both sides ot the water. Jrr. Puniiss defines a car toon to be a political subject treated alle gorically, but it may also have in it the elements of caricature. A caricature would be some sketch of an individual emphasiz ing some peculiarity or phase of his life. In the cartoon the idea and not the con structive or artistic element is the impor tant consideration, or, as Mr. Furniss puts it, "A good cartoon badly drawn is better than a poor idea well drawn " For this reason he considers the German art in car toons of a very high order, because their mode of thought is deep and their mode of work is careful. He was asked if he on Joyed the jokes in Die Fliegende Blatter, but he said that he was- only discussing pictorial art. His remarks about American ai lists were very appreciative, very kind and very truthful. Mr. Furniss is the author of the opin ion, which has been quoted extensively, that in the United States a member of Congre&s represents his constituents rather than, his country. He has also observed that in the United States there is not that universal interest and knowledge of "Wash ington that there is among English people with relation to London. And again, in Fngland, they know more about "Washing ton than they do of any other city in the United States. This is slightly rough on Anglomania, higher up the creek, but Mr. Furniss was telling what he observed iu F.nglnnd. He has probably discovered the fact that they knowJn New York more about the London weather than they do Mr. Furniss as Sir "William "Vernon Harcourt. about men and affairs in Washington. Mr. Furniss also observed that the reading world ot England must be supplied by the metropolitan newspapers with unlimited information about the country's foreign policy, and, jn general, national affairs. lie does not think that is true of the Ameri can reader or of the matter sent frona the National Capital. It is a mistake, he continued, to sup pose that we don't, take any interest in American affairs in England or that the Engllsh girLs are not as well read as ft Wk Sir" American girls. This lie illustrated by say ing that one day lie was in Surrey writ ing from memory some of Ida remi niscences of America. A girl or about four teen years of age put her head out of a window and asked what lie wns Avriting about. America. "What part? Washington, About Congress? Yes. Do you know any thing aboutit? Oh, yes; I know about Captf. Bassett; you know he lias been sixty years in Congress. Then he frequently gets letters asking him about peculiar words in American magazines, a recent inquiry being as to what "chores" means. Air. Furniss said that about a vear ago, at the time of the -war scare as' between England and the United States, there was very little stock taken iu it, at least by the English. An American called at his house one day and began talking about the international JU feeling, none or which was felt iu Eng land. Air. Furniss pointed out to the visitor one of the little Furnishes, who was playing with an American cruiser, which, by the way, was manufactured 111 Germany and was flying the American flag. As a matter of fact there never was any danger of war with the United States, but there were some times in the Transvaal difficulty that any Englishman would have been quite ready to go at Germany. , Air. Furniss lias lately been to sec his cousins in Canada, has taken a great many of his distant relatives iu this country by storm, and now lie i3 in Washington again, where, four years ago, lie masqueraded as a certain Air. French, in which capacity he gathered up the material lor one of his series of stories and sketches, "America In a Hurry." He is a courteous gentleman and a very entertaining talker, with a dis tinctly individual charm of manner. A LIVELY "Wl'DDLVG. Air. Sh river '.- TeerintIoii of It Verbatim et literatim. (From the New York Mail and Express.) There was a gay wedding in the city this week, and as the groom, as well as the bride" lived out or town, a gieat many of their young friends came to the Capital to see them married. The party stopped at the ArhngtonHotel.and, although the wed ding took place at the rashionable St. John's Episcopal Church, and the wedding breakfu.st was served at a fashionable caterer's, the bride and groom had to re turn to the hotel to don their going-away clothes. Of course, all the bridul party came back with them to throw rice and old .shoes after the carriage. "While the happy pair were changing their costumes, the bridal party waited outside the ladies' en trance to the hotel, and amused themselves decorating the carriage with white rib- bons and old shoe.s. The horses' heads were tied with hows, as was also the carriage handles and the pole. The ushers wound the wheels with white ribbon, and placed a whole shoe shop of slippers on the top of the canlage. The bridesmaids, in their white dreisseb and satin slippers, danced around the carriage in the itreet in great glee, not minding in the least the heavy snow that was railing. As the bride and groom tarried over their toilet longer than The King of Pills is lleeoliam'a BEECII-AM'S-AUv. was expected, the ushers tried to pull the coachman off his seat and take his place, so as to drive the bridal party to the depot. "While this attempt was going on several of the party came rushing out or the hotel, exclaiming that the bride and groom had escaped by the back way, had taken a car riage and driven to the depot alone. Itdld not take the bridesmaids and ushers long to make up their minds what to do. -"-About ten of them Jumped into the decoratedcarriage, while fouror the ushers climbed up behind on the springs, and told the coachman to follow the escaping cou ple. It was a merry crowd, and their merry-making in the snow had attracted huu dreds of the fashionable people who were out paying Cabinet calls. But the coach man had more care for his canlage than for the pleasure ot his passeuircrs, and ho refused to stir until the ushers, on the back springs descended They only luughed at him and commanded that he drive on. He called for a policeman to remove the gen tlemen, but the policeman laughed and shook his head. Then the coachman used his whip, and managed to shake oft the men behind, while the young ladies and men inside laughed ami shouted as the carriage rolled away down the avenue. The ushers, however, were not to be left, so they got on top of other carriages stand ing by, and the whole party drove to the depot. There they found the bride and groom safely in their Pullman car, and as the train drew out of the station they pelted them with rice and shoes, greatly to the danger and damage of the car windows. John S. Sh river. A Plea for the Apple. A Brooklyn physician translates the fol lowing from a German writer: "The ap'ple is such a common fruit that few persons are familiar with Its remarkably efficacious medicinal properties. F.vcrybtidy ought to know that the very best thing he can do is to cat apples just before going to bed. The apple is excellent brain food, because it has more phosphoric acid, In an easily digestible shape, than any other fruit known. It excites the action of the liver, promotes sound and healthy sleep, and thoroughly disinfects the mouth. It also agglutinates the surplus acids of the stomach, helps the kidney secretions, and prevents calculus growth? while It obviates indigestion and is one of the best preven tives of diseases of the throat. Next to lemon and orange, it is also the best anti dote for the thirst and craving or persons addicted to the alcohol and opium habit." Medical Review. Pielis Out Houses Herself. I am told by a lady who has learned ot Mrs. Cleveland's business ability as well as her charm of manner, says a cor respondent, that she selected the Prince ton bouse into which Mr. Cleveland and his family will move later on; thut she visited and examined it, reported its size, the arrangement of the rooms, the various conveniences and comforts of the house, and made a report that was convincing to the President. reflections of a Bachelor. A man never knows what he can do till lie doesn't get the chance. Somehow the wittiest girl Isn't the one a man picks out to marry. , Some women won't be happy in heaven, because they can't go to church. A man never knows surely that he is in love till he thinks that she isn't. The most honest man in the world will lie about what he pays for his cigars. - When a girl gets a letter, she' turns it over to look at the postmark and then says: "Why, how funny! I don't know any body there!" New York Press. Iowa "Wisdom. Some people blame Providence for things that even a very ignorant man would be ashamed or. A fool and his money are soon parted, but a great many fools haven't-even that redeeming Teature. now many men there are who we think could have done so much better if they only had tried! It is strange that the people who walk fastest usually have the least to do. When boys first get to thinking they are men they call each other by their last names. Washington, Iowa, Democrat. The French have reduced the speed ot their infantry quickstep from 128 to 120 paces a minute. The pace remains asbe- j fore, a trifle loss than three feet. LEADERS T0SA FAREWELL Pleasaut Social Tics Will Soon Be Broken. A Sad Feature of "Washington Life. Alany Charming Events Sched uled for' This Week. Although society has been participating in a very large number of functions, it is not, strictly speaking, being so very gay after all, for there is ,an undercurrent ot icgrct which is constantly rorcing its way to the surface, now that almost every tea, dinner anil dance serves as a reminder that its votaries will be' widely sundered after the 4th of March. In all the history or administrations there has nuverbeenso strong a bond of friend ship and congeniality between the ladies ot the Cabinet ramllles as there has been under the rule ot Mrs. Cleveland. Her gracious manner and faultless tact have been reflected in the ladies who. have ho ably and charmingly seconded her efforts for the pleasure and comfort of "Washing ton society,, T-he ,: social fuuctioii3ftt, the White House and those at the Cabinet homes have never been more delightful than those or the present season, and never have the official families extended greater hospitality or more cordial greeting to those who are making their homes in the Capital dity. One ot "Washington's most charming hostesses remarked at a recent tea. '"The saddest feature, of "Washington life in that one has no sooner discovered how per fectly charming Jomeone is than she 'folds her tent like the Arab and as .silently flits away.' '. That's Just uLout how. It is," although the quotation is not Mrictly to the point, for there is always the bustle and excitement of breaking up and mak ing "r. P. C." calls, whlclt to .some ex tent deadens the pain of parting to the perton who goes. As for these "vvhostay, well, the take up their Aisitiiig HstswUh a sigh and wonder if new friends canpos- I slbly bef-o '-perfectly dear" as those about to depart. The week's calendar Is full of events of rather a fOrniril nature, or wliidli Uimi'ers and receptions have the larger share. TJiis evening the Minister of Auttro-IIungary and Baroness Hcngelmuller will entertain at dinner, and Uepresentatlve and Mrs. Hough will also extend the same sub stantial hospitality to a nrmber of their friends. The marriage of Miss Jennie BlumcnfeUl, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mendel N Blum enreld, to Mr. August Kleebhut, a well known young busluessmdnof this city, took place last evening atFreund's parlors, No. 815 Tenth street northwest. Tire beauti ful and Impressive marriage ceremonial of the Hebrew Churclwns performed by Rabbi Stern. The rooms were tastefully ilecorated with, palnis and cut, flowers. The large bay window .was decked with as paragus vine-, and screened with palm's, forming a pretty bower Jn,1frant4.of which was placed a temporary altar bearing two silver candelabra, which held the lighted waxen tapers and the sacrlfical wine. After a touching address Dr. Stern pro nounced the wordy sylilch made the couple man and wife. . ' The bride, who Is "a lovely young giil, with soft brown linijr'ahd blue eyes, was most becomingly gowned in heavy white silk, with trimmings jOflandsome la'ce. Her tulle veil was caught 'with a wreath ot orange blossoms' una nprays'of: maidenhair ferns. ' Mrs. Blumcnfeld, mother of the bride, wore a handsome dress of black satin with lace and passementrle. Miss Eiseman and Mr. Erban, violinists, and Mr. de Gain, as the accompanist, ren dered the Lohengrin and Mendelssohn wedding marches. After the ceremony the young couple received the congratula tions ot their friends. A sumptuous wed ding supper was served in the large dining- mnm tlm t-jililn bcint' Inlfl with onvcH' rorrifty. Four -handsome silver lamps, with shades or plnklliunlned the prettily decorated table, and vases of flowers and ferns added to its attractiveness. Among the guests were, Mrs. Joseph, Airs. We5theimer, Mrs. Fleischer, Mr. J. Joseph, and Mr. Milton Fleischer, ot Baltimore; Mis3 Belle Herman, Mr. Norris Sond hefmer, uncle ot the bride; Mr. 851 Louis, Miss Helen Wurgcr, Mr. Victor Hecht, Miss Bertha Cohen, Mr. Bankenburg, Miss Bertha Oestcrrcfcker, Mr. I. Max, Miss 'Cor.t Cohen, Mr. Milton Fleischer, Mrs. Stern, Mr. Jason Cohen, Miss Fannie Cohen, Mrs. Alexander, Mr. AleSrfrider, Mr. G'us Eulbel'g.Mr. Ji V. Herman, Mr Meyer Cohen, Mrs. Rosic Her man, Mr. Moses Blumenfeld, Miss Feken thal.Mr. Lou:jKIeeblatt,MlssJThekla Sond hciin, Mr. and Mrs. Blumenfeld, Miss Sugea heimcr, Mr. Sugenheimer, Mr. Fleischer, Mr. Raymond Blemenfeld, Miss Hortease Sondheimcr, and Mr. I. Sondheimer. Among those who receive on Monilay afternoon are: Mrs. J. Westley Bovce and Mrs. Henry Thomas, at the home of the rormer, No. 1404 II street. Mrs. Charles B. Howry, No. 15331 street. Dr. and Mrs. Hamlin, No. 1306 Connecti cut avenue. Mrs. Ralph Walsh, the Colonial. The Mlsse'sLuty.No. 339 C street north west. . Miss Merle Esputa was offered a flat tering engagement last week to enter upon a professional career, but she concluded it was better to continue her studies with Mine. Daly, who predicts a brilliant future for this talented young lady. Miss Henderson will give a box party this evening: v' ' ' Mrs. Westlnghousc will not receive this afternoon. . , Mrs. Edwin H. Fowler will not receive on Monday or again'during the season on account ot a death'lh'the family. ."11. 1 ILodge Supper's" a Specialty. Freund, 815 Ten$ street, makes a spe cialty of serving suppers and banquets for lodges and societies.'1 He takes entire charge rurnishes everytulngtat any price desired. Banquet hall Tree. j A Pdssibility. See- the man. Vi"i Does the man Iook'sblank? That Is what the man looks. ' ' Is it possible thatrthc man is thinking it? & '- Anything is possible'. Ah, yes.-Detroit Journal. H' . , .-j' Stephen Crane Croquettes. The brazen sunlight beatr-hotly on the winding road. The road didn't wind anything, but just ran around and bumped into itself later. "Ah me," sighed the man. Just then a poster-looking thing with seventeen heads, red eyes and green hair, strolled past and tried to scare the man into a fit. ' ' ' "Nit," said the jnan, Kith a wistful smile. "You are baffled" and producing a bottle of Keeley cure, he took a deep draught. "Sec," he continued, "I am loaded for your kind." The poster-looking thing gave a great shriek. The sun wentout with a hissing sound, and a million stars begau'to play hop-scotch in a limpid .sky. Just theu the nian'd wife pulled him out of bed by the hair. "Get up,'' she said, "and build the fire." An old man met a youthful maiden cry ing by the road. "Was est?" he said. "I hadst a pretty plaything," said she. " 'Tis broke busted!"andhheSveitafresh. The old man was touched. The touch cost him CO cents Chicago Record. PLY LEAVES A Fly-Leaf Poem (ToaIittlegirlwIttla.storybOlk'Wymps,,, by Evelyn Sharp.) Here iu this uotle boo tne wise may find A word exactly to their mind. From fairy kings to talking-fish, Theie's everything sucn persons wish! Sweeter little maid than you Neer read a story through. Through a sweeter little Look Little maid shall never look. WHUam Watson, in the Academy. ' George W. Cable has discontinued the Symposium, and will conduct an editorial department in Current Literature. Over half a million of Crawford's novels have been fold In the United States alone. "Saracenesca's" record is 110,000. Du Mauricr knew nothing of dress and fashion. His daughters saw to It that the people In Punch were dressed well. Frederick Saunders of the Astor library is the oldest living librarian. He was assisted to his place by Washington Irving. One hundred and fifty-two libraries mak ing response to the question, "Want author is most read?" establish the Tact that Miss Alcott is the leader. Unstinted praise lias been evoked by the colonial novel called "John Little John, of J.," by George Morgan. Mr Morgan is said to be the editor of the Philadelphia Record. Catherine de Yivlonne, Marquise de Rom- Loulllet, and a writer by the name of Valentin Conrart, were the founders of the French Academy, though Richelieu is gen erally accorded that honor. Mark Twain will remain the rest of the winter In London, whither he lias come from Surrey. He is at work on his book describing his trip around the world. Andrew Lang Is responsible for the state ment that the educated people of the Southern States speak a purer English than the Inhabitants of any other locality 'in America. Rev. John Watson is authority for the statement that his nom de plume "Ian Mnclaren" is pronounced "I-an" in Eng lish, "E-an" in Scotch, and "Yon" in Highland dlaiect. By the terms of Irvfng's wilLhis home at Sunny.slde may only be sold within the family. The story of its desecration is ex aggeration. Improvements are being made In accordance with theplanandarchitecture. Edward Gibbon used a card catalogue for his own library and the British Mu seum has purchased this unique relic. What Is remarkable Is that this great historian used the backs of playing cards for his catalogue. Liverpool has given to art and letters more notables than any other British city. Among the famous Liverpoolians are Glad stone, William Watson, Richard Le Gal llenne, Hall Calne, Burne-Jones, Hugh Arthur Clough, and others. The distinguished Icelandic poet, Dr. Thonscn, born in 1820, has just died near Reykjavik, the chief town or Iceland. Ills poems, chiefly treating of ancient Icelandic legends and mediaeval sagas, enjoy great popularity among his countrymen. In view of the widespread success of Sydney George Fisher's book, "The Mak ing of Pennsylvania," a conspicuous inter est attaches to his new volume, "Pennsyl vania, Colony an Commonwealth," which Coates & Co. are shortly to Issue. Happier temper may now be expected in that erstwhile dyspeptic literary review. The London Academy. It and Little Liver Pills are now the property of the same man, John Morgan Richards. He, by the way, is the father of Mrs. Cralgie, whose lien name is John unver nobocs. Joel Chandler Harris says that he wrote "Sister Jane" to get rid ot a dozen or more people who were constantly capering about in hisbraiu and pestering him to take the bad taste out ot his mouth left by some depressing aud distressing books recently read, and as a means of recreation In place of whist or cnbbage. Here is one of the average replies re ceived by the commissioners In exami nations for police positions in New York: "He (Lincoln) was the President that freed the South and let the Dorkey go fred and he was shot by Garfield that is all that I renber of of prestened Llncom so I will elo.se hopping that I will pass." Will II. Bradley lias planned to publish a special edition ot the -Morte d'Arthur," for which he will design the tpye, the borders and the decorative and symbolic illustrations. It will take a number ot vears to finish the work, which will be printed in colors, with rubricated text, iu emulation of the beauty of the old hand printed missals. The charming story ot domestic life in Japan called "Miss Cherryblossom, of To kjo,"publishedlastyearbytheLipptncott's, has met with wide favor in England, where it is now being dramatized. This is the third novel recently issued by this house lo have a place on the stage. The other twoare"A Social Highwayman" and "The Sign of the Cross." Rcddy.theghiwhoriguressoprominently In the early chapters of Mr.Barrie's "Sen timental Tommy," is said to be drawn from W. E. Henley's only child, the little girl whose death in 1894 was a cause qt sincere sorrow to all who had ever seen her. She was known as "The Emperor." At the time of her death Gilbert Parker memorial ized her in a i ocm in the Critic under the title "To the Emperor, Dead." There isan interesting bit of news current alout Dr. Weir Mitchell's new novel, "Hugh Wynne, Free Quaker," which is oping printed in the Century Magazine this year. The Look was first intended for publication only in book form and a large edition had been printed by the Century company and many orders taken. At the last moment it was decided to issue it as a serial first in the magazine and the edition of books is now stowed away wait ing for the completion of the novel in the Century. Dr. Brewer, in his"DIct:ouary of rhrase and Fable," tells the following story: It is said that Spurgcon used to practice his students in extemi.ore preaching from a text disclosed only in the pulpit, and that one o his young men, on reaching the desk, and opening the note containing his read the single word, "Zaccheus." He thought for a minute or two, and then de livered himself thus: "Zaccheus was a little man, so am l; Zaccheus wasup a tree, to am I; Zaccheus made haste and came t own, and so do I." He suited the action to the word. You can't tell what influence training will have upon a woman's temperament. Convent schools don't always turn out nunlike graduates. That unmaidenly, sen sual novel, "Life the Accuser," was writ ten by Miss Emma Brooke, whose upbring ing was thoroughly religious. It was even ascetic and austere, and her life has been spent in an out-of-the-way village, amid gloomily romantic surroundings; so that it seems as unaccountable in her case as in thatof Charlotte and EmilyBronte, whence she could have derived the knowledge o illicit tempestuous passions. SUNDAY NIGHT CONCERTS The First Appearance of the Wash ington Orchestra. It "Was Assisted by tbo Associated Catholic Choirs The Flak Jubilee Singers. The first concert ot the Washington Orchestra , assisted by the associated choirs of the various Catholic Churches of the city, was given at the Academy last even ing before an audience that made up in enthusiasm what it lacked in numbers. In view of the fact that this was the first public appearance of the orchestra there were several noticeable flaws in the ren dition of the heavier numbers of the pro gram, but In the lighter passages the effect was pleasing, especially in that lively polka of Dellbe's, winch the audience twice de f Dejjl landed ed. Prof. Donch has the material for a good orchestra, and we may look for ward to better work in the future. Miss Blanche Mattingly was heard in two numbers, her singing of the "Cantique de Noel" being especially fine, giving that young singer an opportunity to display her delightrul voice to a marked degree. Mrs. Margaret Nolnn-Mnrtln gave a finished rendition ot the "Ave Maria" ot Mas cheroni, and responded to an encore with the "Angels' Serenade," Miss Cayce, a pupil of Slgnor Malna, has a voice Of much promise, and her work last night was-very creditable. Miss Bertha Lucas, violinist, and Mr. Charles Shlerbach, 'cellolst, con tributed greatly to the successor the even ing. The full chorus of 100 voices showed careful training. Mr. McFarland con tributed the prelude and siciliana from Mascagnt's opera, "Cavalleria Rustlcana." Mr. James Nolan gave Gounod's "Credo," supported by the entire chorus. The FLslc Jubilee Singers The Fisk Jubilee Singers, curators as it were ot the rolk songs of slavery days, gave a concert at the New National last night. It was not witnessed by &o large an audience as these singers attracted before they went abroad, perhaps because everybody has heard them. Those pres ent, however, enjoyed what they heard. It was a medley of well-rendered concert belections, and a variety tit excellent jubilee songs, which is the particular specialty ot these people. They are eight in number and it is an actual fact that they are more faraoos in their own name than in the institution Which gave them prestige when they first started out. It is nearly twenty-six years since the Fisks first took the road to teach the North the weird, sacred, and unwritten jubilee songs of the cotton field and log cabin. They were students at the risk School at Nashville, and though few Know ot the school, everyone has heard of ond nearly everyone has heard the singers. Ot course, the personnel has chaugedT i.ti what it was at the outset. The members of the company are young colored people with fresh voices and the songs they Slug arc traditions with, them and native only to their parents. The applause was very general and very symiiathetic last night. Mr. Cald well was twice encored for his bass solo, and Miss Calloway had to return and sing several times after her first appear ance. The choral work was in general more excellent than the solos. The Fisk Jubilee Singers will appear again before leaving Washington. They will give a concert at the Unlversallst Church Wednesday evening. The "nogan's Alley" Company. The members or the "Hogan's Alley" company gave a sacred concert at the Bijou last evening, and Manager Whitesell provided a bouquet or talent that enter tained the large audience throughout the entire evening. Miss Reed, a sprightly young vocalist, rendered several pleasing selections; Manning and Ward got off some Sabbath jokes of a mild nature; Minnie Bland, song; Halvers and Leslie did a laughable turn; W. J. Hagen's sweet baritone was heard in several selections to good advantage; Misses Clark and Shir ley showed their versatility, and were re ceived with much applause, while the Urline Sisters gave several selections; Gil more and Leonard convulsed the house with a rcfinedact, and thcGardner Brothers played on a variety ot instruments. CHINAMEN AS BIDDIES In addition to the ordinary trials ot life the housekeeper ot British Columbia and the western coast has to wrestle with the "ways that are dark and tricks that are vain" ot the heathen Chinee. Like other people, he has his good and bad points, no is tolerably clean and honest and a pretty good cook, but is extravagant in use ot material and very unreliable. Hecomcsandgoesprettymuchashepleases and as he has a cat-like dislike ot rain you may make up your mind, it you re joice in a Chinese "boy," to go without your breakfast on wet mornings or get it yourself. Arter the luncheon dishes are washed your "boy" will change his white jacket for a blue one and take himself oft to Chinatown, returning in time to get dinner. At night he seeks Ids home in Chinatown where lie sleeps, letting himself in early in the morning with the latch-key which you are forced to confide to him. This trust, however, is very seldom abused. Chinese servants ask and are given very large wages. Many ot the "boys" have very bad tem pers and object strongly to late meals and unexpected guests, often embarrassing the latter by disparaging remarks and audible suggestions in favor of economy. The methods ot engaging Chinese ser vants arc extremely simple. You neither advertise nor visit a registry office. You merely tako up a position on the sidewalk and hail any Chinaman who seems suitable with the question, "Want a place?" And if he does he will smile condescendingly and reel off a list of his accomplishments. "Me cook, wash, make blead, cake, pie, puddin' $20?" If you reply "Too muchce," an animated conversation will ensue and in the end he either agrees to your terms or smilingly moves off. Dress Reform in Missouri. Members ot the Missouri legislature will be required to appear in full dress at Gov. Stevens' receptions. CincinnatiCoramercial Tribune. To Stevens' receptions 'Way out in MIssourec, The legislators all will come With gun and snickersnee. -With whiskers all pomaded And tallow on their hair: And handkerchief perfumery , Will permeate the air. With colluloldic shirt fronts. Oh, won't they all be beauts, - With their nice clawhammer dress coata And trousers In their boots! At Stevens' receptions, 'Way out in MIssourec, The legislators all will call For whisky in their tea; They'll wear scarfpins for their shirt studs And currsof wondrous dyes. And watch chains in their waistcoats, And parti-colored ties. With celluloidic collars, Ob, won't they all be beauts. With their nice clawhammer dress coats And trout-era In their boots! LADIES', MISSES' and CHIL DREN'S Jackets and Capes THAT WERE $10, $8, $6, ana $5, Your choice at $2.98 Any Cloth Jacket and Cape In oar entire stock; that wero $20. $18, $15, $12 and $10 Your choice at S5-98 KILO'S PALACE, SI - It 7th Sr- Branch Store 71Market Spaco 3. ORIGIN OF THE SHOE Necessity has been the moving cause in the invention of most of the things wo wear and use. The shoe is a very good example or this. The hot sands of the, desert became so palnrul to the bare foot that the Egyptians had to devise soma method of relief. Theybraidedpalm-leaves and similar materials into squares or cut squares ot wood or rough leather, fasten ing them to the soles or their teet as the Arabians fastened protectors to the feet or their camels. These were the first shoes A sacred song says: "How graceful ara thy bteps in sandels, o princess!" an al lusion to the race that the Hebrews en riched the hitherto plain footgear with strings of red, yellow and purple ribbons, which they crossed in charming style over the gleaming white skin of the arch of. the foot. The Syrians wore yellow shoes. The Greeks and Romans Improved the sandal and invented different forms and shades to be worn by tne different classes. Plebeian- wore black shoes with one ribbon; senators and patricians wore red and white shots fastened with four ribbons. Only slave and philosophers walked barefoot. The rirst Christians also walked bareroot. Arter awhile luxury in the matter otroot gear spread and there was a time when shoes wercornamentcdwithpreclous jeweU, shoes were ornamented with precious jew els, gold and silver embroidery, studded with pearls, and, wonderful to relate, had golden soles. Each sex and class wore dif ferent shoes and if a man changed his ta tion in lire the fact was expressed bv the phrase "he has changed his shoes." In the eleventh century various materials were used to make shoes, fine kid leather being then invented and sold for good round sums. In the twelfth, century boots andsandate were worn, the clergy using the latter ex clusively. The next hundred years saw many Improvements, as well as the intro duction or the pointed-toe shoe, which was arterward bo strongly attacked br the clergy. Fashion prevailed and the whole civilized world wore the shoe "whose points bend." This point was like a bird's beak plain people wore the beak halt a root long; more important per sonages extended the beak to two feet, while princes or the blood added a half foot to that. Finally the beak grew so long it was fastened to the knee by a. narrow gold chain so that the wearer oC these monstrosities could walk. This long and uncomfortable toe wasdis carded in a hundred year?, and the broad shoe, sometimes a foot wide, came in. Then the stilt shoe became the style and heels were worn so high that we'eannot understand how the fashionables of that time could walk at all- The most per rect and graceful shoes were worn in tlui seventeenth century. They were of vel vet and brocades. Red heels were th& rage in the time of Louis XIV, and durinir the revolution the shoe with the buckre disappeared. Napoleon I, introduced the patent leather shoe ornamented with a gold buckle.. FASHION'S FANCIES Jeweled purses are the most notable fad ot the moment and old family jewels ara dragged out or hiding places- Turquo'?.-!, amethysts and topazes are the favorite stones, but even sapphires, rubies and emeralds liave been seen and diamonds also are exhibited, though they are considered Incongruous. The purses are made ot fine old chain-work with a flat top, In the center of which is set the jewel. They have a gold fob with a Smaller stone. This fob is designed for show, as the purse it supposed to be worn attached to one ot the long, thin gold chains and slipped into the muff or pocket. Simpler purses of silver are also made without any jewels; enamels and rare miniatures are not considered too costly for some of the tops. An extremely odd evening cape is ot burnt orange velvet, embroidered in silver, with cream lace draped about the should ers and caught up with rhinestones and turquoises, An ermine border is headed by a narrow ruche of pale orange crepe. A superb evening cloak is or white bro caded silk with long hanging sleeves and drapery or white satin embroidered in silver. At the back or the collar is a large bow ot white satin, elaborate feather trimming and white chirfou going aro-ind the collar and down the front of the cloak. Cotillon favors this year are lovely; not so expensive as they once were,butin far better taste. The fnsluon of giving silver trinkets isfastgoingout. At a recent dance the favor3 were satin or grosgrain ribbon sashes with bells, made-up collars of the prettiest ribbons imaginable, and work bags. One New York girl religlouslmakea use of her cotillon ravors. The flowers she uses to trim her summer hats; the ribbons she rips up for the same ourpose. or makes collars aud belts ot them. and gives some away as presents and uses the fans. She asserts that going to a dance is greati economy. XTmbrella Sngi;estion,. Umbrellas last much longer if, when wet, they are placed handle downward to dry. as the moisture falls from the edge of the frame and the fabric dries uni formly. When stood handle up. as Is eommnnly the case, the top of the umbrella holds the moisture, owing to the lining underneath the ring, and therefore takes a longer time to dry, thus injuring the silk or other fabric with which it Is covered- This is the chief cause of this part or the umbrella, wearing out sooner than any other part. When notin use, leave the umbrella loose Instead or bound in a case, and when wet. never lcavelt open to dry, as the tense con dition thus produced makes the silk stitt and liable to crack. Butter-That Smells of Hoses. Perfumed butter on the dinner tabla Ls the latest fad ot wealthy people in Lon don. The dairies where tlda butter i9 made are as odorous as a florist's shop or the laboratory of a perfumer. In the first place the butter is made In 8 mall pats like those In ordinary use-. Each pati3 wrapped in a bit of fine muslin and placed on a bed of rose leaves spe cially prepared In an earthen jar. On top another layer of the fresh and delicate rone leaves is placed before the Jar is filled with a solid chunk of ice. Then the jar is placed in a refrigerator and allowed to remain there for ten hours, when the pata are ready for the customer.