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Sho Waa Superstitions—Methodist Deacon
esses In India —The Hoard of Lady Man
agers—Free Women In tho City of Lou
don —Needlewomen In Paris.
On a hot day last summer a Now York
woman passed through the city en route
from her summer home in northern Ver
mont to the seashore for a fortnight's
Itay. Needing some gloves, sho went to
a shop at which she usually dealt, and
while making her selections noticed the
pallor and evident exhaustion of the
young woman who served her, a sales
woman she had often encountered in the
place before.
"You look tired," she commented. "I
presume your vaeution will soon come."
"I have none," replied the girl briefly.
"Absurd," was tho indignant response.
"You can easily bo spared at this dull
"Oh, yes, but I can't afford to go
away. I have no place to go oxcept
where I must pay board, and that is out
of the question."
The customer was wealthy and a wom
an of generous impulses. She bit her lip
and thought a moment. Then she looked
again at the girl, whose air arid manner
showed lassitude and weariness.
"Could you get a fortnight's leave at
ence if you had a place to go?" she asked,
and the girl thought she could, where
upon in a brief conversation with the
proprietor the matter was arranged, and
the next morning the young glove seller
turned her back on the hot and dusty
city, ticketed through to her patron's
lovely summer home.
Meantime her kind hearted hostess had
sent a dispatch to her husband, whom
she had left in possession with several
male friends lo enjoy the hunting aud
fishing, announcing her portegee's ar
rival and its import. Accustomed to his
wife's warm hearted ways and always
willing to second them, he saw to it that
the young stranger was received and
cared for. His wife's carriage was placed
daily at her disposal, and two weeks of
thorough rest wore provided for her.
She waa in her pi aoo in tho shop again
when her benefactor- passed through on
her homeward way, and tho good of her
vacation was most satisfactorily appar
ent. • Which is a story absolutely true.—
Her Point of View in New York Times.
She Was Superstitious.
Thero is a young lady in the census '
Ouioe who is a smart, clever aud well
iff M led girl generally, bnt she is as
•UptTStitiOUl al may be.
Some time ago she secured her regular
I'mvc aud went to Atlantic City to
11 end it.
Arriving at a swell hotel, she was as
signed a room, She had unpacked her
things, attired herself in a most attract
ive dress and waa about to go down to
('.inner when she discovered that the
number of her npartinent wns 18, With
out a moment's delay she hastily dis
robed and put on her traveling dress,
repacked her trunk, and hurrying dowji
to the office directed tho clerk to send
for an express wagon to lake her lug
gage to another hotel. When the as
tonished young man requested v reason
for her sudden determination, sh# told
l.iui. He said another room would bo
plnced at her disposal, but she replied
that she "could not sleep under the roof
after such a warning as that,'' and off
r.he went to another hostelry.
Next doy she made her way to Jack
n's bathing house to take a hot bath.
"i.yn she was conducted to it, she gave
norrified shriek and nearly fainted. It
.. as bathroom li).
As hurriedly ns she haS left the first
hotel she got away from Jackson's es
tablishment and rushed to her stopping
place, and despite the pleadings of half a
dozen friends who had called on her she
threw her things into her trunk and took
the next train for home.
She said she wouldn't have remained
another minute longer in Atlantic City
if the entire island was given to her.—
Washington Star.
Methodist Deuconessca In India.
From tho very first it has seemed near
ly impossible to get the idea clearly fixed
in the public mind that a Methodist dea
coness is a woman who devotes herself
to any work to which she is adapted,
and which the church is willing to give
her. The popular notion is that a dea
coness is a woman who visits the sick
and poor and devotes herself to such
forms of holy drudgery as other women
shrink from. Such is by no meanß her
calling. Her mission is wide as the
world and broad as the spheraaof human
wants. In our faroff India we have
never limited our duties within the nar
row boundaries set up for her in most
parts of the United States.
For instance, the principal of the only
Christian woman's college in all ABia is
a Methodist deaconess. The principal
of the Oulentta girls' school, our largest
boarding school in India, is a Methodist
deaconess. The editor of two of our
Indian periodicals is a Methodist deacon
ess. The most successful and gifted lady
evangelist working among the natives of
India is a Methodist deaconess. A dozen
or more of our working lady missionaries
in India are Methodist deaconesses. One
of our most active lady physicians is a
Methodist deaconess. In short, we have
lone since solved this question, which the
good people in America are just begin
ning to debate, and we are able to call
the attention of the church not only to
what we have attempted, but to what
we have actually accomplished in the
way of enlarging the sphere in which
deaconesses can move and act. —Bishop J.
M. Thoburn in Western Christian Advo
The Board of Lady Manager*.
The sessions of .the board of lady man
agers of the World's fair have been
quite an interesting feature of the great
exposition, and visitors in great num
bers have sought admission. Mrs. Pot
ter Palmer is a graceful and able pre
siding officer, and naturally the most
conspicuous figure of the assembly.
Next to her an elderly, but very vig
oroua lady, whose blond hair refuses to
turn gray and hangs in curls behind her
ears, is an object of interest. This is
Mrs. Isabella Beecher Hooker, sister of
Henry Ward Beecher, and a very bright
and interesting woman. She is always
to be found in her place at the left of
the front row and keeps a sharp outlook
on .ail that is transpiring.
MHoro aro two little managers who are
known as "the tigers," and their mission
ippears to be to contest and wrangle
over every question. This tall, hand
some woman, who is remarkably well
versed in parliamentary law, is Mrs.
EiJgle, wife of the governor of Tennessee,
and that slender, handsome woman with
gray hair and bright, black eyos in Mrs.
Kosino Ryan, v real estate dealer from
Texas. Mrs. J. J. Bagley's fine face
wins the confidence of listeners at once,
and tho lady iB one of the broadest mind
ed of all the managers. Mrs. Meredith
of Indiana has line red cheeks and pret
ty hair and is straightforward in all hor
methods. Altogether it ih a unique gath
ering, for it represents the first national*
congress of women convened for the
management of national interests.—New
York Ledger.
Free Women of the City of London.
Lady Charlotte Schrieber is the only
woman in the world, if we except the
Baroness Burdett-Coutts, who can boast
of being a free woman of a London city
company. She owes this honor to the
Fanniakors, for sho is at the present time
tho great authority on ancient and mod
ern, foreign and British fans, and the
splendid collection which sho lately pre
sented to the British musoum is visited
almost daily by people from all parts of
the world. Lady Charlotte was born in
tho year of Napoleon's retreat from Mos
cow and was the only daughter of the
Earl of Lindsay.
Although hor greatest interest will al
ways be her fans (sho spent something
like 20 years in collecting the 850 rare
specimens now in tho museum), she has
performed a piece of very practical phi
lanthropy in erecting shelters for the
Loudon cabmen, who would all ho proud
to give her a ride- for nothing. Lady
Charlotte is now quite elderly, but she
is full of bright intelligence and is at
present engaged in un exhaustive'work
on old playing cards. The queen, who
is also a collector of curios, takes great
interest in Lady Charlotte's treasures
and accepted the dedication of her book
on fans.—Pall Mall Budget.
Needlewomen in Paris.
An inquiry recently made into the con
dition of the needlewomen in Paris shows
that a workwoman caunot count on
earning more than 1,850 francs, or £r)4 a
year, which in about Bs. Id. a day. The
designers aud cutters out of patterns
I and the fitters of course are much more
' highly paid, receiving in some cases sal
-1 aries of ±.'6OO to £ 800, and perhaps even a
| share of profits. Tho average earnings
i of the ordinary seamstress may be put
I down at a little over 2 shillings a day.
M. Jules Simond in 1851 made an in
j quiry into the matter, dealing with 101,
--; 000 cases, and he calculated the average
1 daily wage as about 16 pence. There
were among the women concerned about
• 1,000 earning less than 6 pence per day
; and about 000 whose takings were about
I 8 francs. Ten years ago the average
1 earnings of milliners were valued by M.
i d'Haussonvillo at over 8 francs a day,
'< and that of ordinary seamstresses as be
| tween 2} francs and 8 francs. If all
trades were taken into account, the re
! suit was a little lower, as some trades
were cruelly underpaid, especially sack
making, at which more than 9 pence a
i day could not be earned even by 16 hours
| work.—St. James Gazette.
A Highly Contented Old Maid.
One of the least popularly known but
most influential literary women in New
York is Ellen Hutchinson, the literary
editor of The Tribune, the collaborator
of E. C. Stedmart in the "History of
American Literature" and the author of
several volumes of poems—very good
poems, too, though little read. Nellie
Hutchinson, as her old friends call her,
does not look like a poet, but like a very
practical, somewhat severe little busi
ness woman. And indeed she is both.
The unfamiliarity of her name is due
to her boundless dislike of all personal
publicity of literary receptions, clubs,
and, in fact, of all the machinery of lit
erary life. She lives in a flat of her own,
has a few friends of whom she sees a
great deal antl is a highly contented old
maid in her own way.—New York Re
Solved by a Woman.
Mrs. Zelia Nuttall, it is said, has at
last solved the enigma of the Mexican
calendar which Yon Humboldt and
many other great scientists have worked
at in vain. Mrs. Nuttall's conclusions
have been accepted as final by archaeolo
gists and astronomers, and an elaborate
work will soon be published by her.
Mrs. Nuttall first made her discovery by
reading a bris»f resume of her work be
fore the anthropological congress at
Chicago. Years of work and the closest
study of a mind trained in mathematics
and astronomy and stored with history
and archmology were needed to unravel
this mystery of the calendar stone.—St.
Louis Globe-Democrat.
She Felt Chioago.
Miss Marion Couthony Smith of East
Orange, N. J., whose poem on "Chicago,"
printed last March in The Centnry, was
reread a week ago in the Woman's build
ing at tho fair, prefaced its recent read
ing with the remark: "Among the news
paper comments upon this poem was one
which amused me greatly, and pleased
me also, because of its unintentional
praise. The critic said of me: 'She evi
dently lives in Chioagol' lam a native
of Philadelphia and now live just across
the river from New York. I never saw
Chicago until last week, but I felt her."
Woman Suffrage In Wyoming.
Woman suffrage in Wyoming has a
record of which its friends may be
proud. In the 10 years from 1880 to 1890
the ratio of crime to copulation fell off
more than half, though it is said to be
increasing in other parts of the country.
Wyoming's neighbor, Oregon, has 8$
times as many offenders. In all the
prisons of Wyoming not one woman was
ever imprisoned for any offense what
ever. The Wyoming house of repre
sentatives itself has declared that under
woman suffrage the jails of the state are
almost empty.—Chicago Post.
y A 3klesseng;er Girl.
In Eafsthampton, Mass., the people re
ceive their telegrams with a promptness
that makes the neighboring towns green
with envy. Tho reason is that the "tele
graph messenger hoy" is a girl, and that
baseball, marbles and dog fights have no
charms for her. She is a 10-year-old girl,
named Elsie Gtough, and she works in
order that her big brother may go to
school. Bhe is t'.lso Having up her earn
ings to buy a bicycle, and her present
ambition, aside from .tho bicycle, is to
become a telegraph operator.—Boston
Ruth MoHcnry Stuart.
Mrs. Ruth McHrnry Stuart, the au
thor of "The Golden Wedding" and other
admirable negro stories, bus left her old
homo in New Orleans and will upend the
winter in New York. Her literury asso
ciations are principally among what is
known as the "Harper set," and she is
definitely enrolled as vhat the magazine
people call v "Harper pet." She ia v
slender, dark eyed, middle aged widow,
has one child, a son, is a very bright
talker and full of generous interest in
other people's work. —New York Adver
London Literary Women.
More than .10 women sat down at the
recent "literury ladies' dinner" ut the
Criterion fn London—a banquet of an
nual occurajJice now become famous.
Everything was original about the feast
—even to the menu, on which were
quuint designs of imps and ink bottles.
This year Miss Mnthildo Blind sat at the
head of the table and made tho speech
of tho evening. One interesting feature
of her remarks was her advocacy of
making Christina Rossetti poot laure
ate. —London '' ' 'out.
Side dishes are not used any more.
Bono dishes were never favored by peo
ple born in tho purple. One vegetable
is served on the pinto with each course,
and if more are desired a separate course
is made of asparagus, artichoke, kale,
cauliflower, etc. The only accepted side
dißhes are the lettuce for the game and
the plate of cucumbers to go with the
fish. For these relishes tea or dessert
plates are used, and not. tho oval dishes
so suggestive of soup dishes.—New York
Houseworlcers and Artists.
At the recent annual convention of
the Pacific ('oast Women's Press asso-
I ciation one of the speakers, Mrs. Sarah
j Pratt Cnrr described the Arcadia from
i which she came, Lemoore, Tulare coun
] ty, Cal. In Lemoore it seems the ladies
j attend faithfully to household work
and yet find time to cnltivate the muses.
I "A woman," says Mrs. Carr, "will leave
i a beautiful picture half painted on the
j easel to cook her husband's dinner, and
' neither the picture nor the dinner suf
i fers."
Women as Duelists.
A well known woman's rights chaui-
I pion has founded a school for fencing in
Paris. A condition of membership is
: that the pupils place their swords at the
service of woman's emancipation. They
intend to be able to defend their cause
at the point of the rapier, and one of the
rules is that the members conduct their
practice secretly, that the persons with
i whom they may have to fight duels may
not learn their methods.—Paris Figaro.
Miss Lee A. Starr.
Miss Lee A. Starr, who was compli
mented by ex-Chief Justice Agnew as a
lecturer during the constitutional cam
i paign in Pennsylvania, graduated at its
last commencement from the United
1 Presbyterian Theological seminary in
Alleghany City, after delivering an elo
quent sermon in the seminary before the
faculty, students and invited guests.—
Pluladelphia Record. ...
What Is Their Motive?
The Japanese government is now clos
ing the schools it had established for the
: higher education of girls. The mission
! Aries think that the reason for this is
i largely due to the fact that educated
women rebel against the degrading cus
tom of polygamy, which the government
at present sanctions.—Jenuess Miller
Books For Brides.
Special books are. a fud this season, es
pecially those for youthful brides. The
richest cover for brides' prayer books,
which contain only, t ho marriage service,
are of moiro or sick, suede kid. or of
white satin moirewrok corduroy.
Miss Games, the president of that club
of clever Jersey City women
themselves "The Odd Volumes," is a re
pent and valuable acquisition to the lec
ture platform.
Two girls recently walked from Mus
kegon, Mich., to Chicago. Another wom
an walked from Dallas to Chicago. Al
together pedestrianism seems'to be gain
ing in favor.
Hair parted in the middle, combed
low on the ears and having a tiny curl
in the center of the forehead will be the
most popular style for this winter's de
The new organization of Roman Cath
olic women, to bo known as the Catholic
Women's National league, haa made a
beginning in Chicago by opening a day
A dispatch from Melbourne says that
the legislative council in Wellington,
New Zealand, has passed the women's
franchise provision of the election bill.
Attorney General Little of Kansas has
decided that women are eligible to elec
tion to any conntv office in that state.
A HewMuiaui' x-uyn t or v Libel.
A libel case somewhat similar to that
which Messrs. W. H. Smith successfully
defended the other day has just come
before one of the correctional courts in
Paris. M. de Sesmaisons, a former min
ister plenipotentiary of the French re
publio at Hayti, at present residing in
Paris, was annoyed at some comments
upon his conduct while in America that
appeared in the New York Tribune. The
article spoke vaguely of .his having ac
quired a certain notoriety and of his be
ing irresponsible for his actions in the
eye of the law.
, As the New York Tribune has no prop
erty in France, M. de Sesmaisons judged
it was useless to proceed against that
paper, but he decided to indict M. Bron
tano, the proprietor of the Anglo-
American library in the Avenue de
l'Opera, where copies of the offending
number were sold. The plaintiff asked
for 50,009 francs damages.
Without admitting so extravagant a
claim, the court condemned tbe unfor
tunate news agent, who quite possibly
cannot read English, to pay 6,000 francs
to the plaintiff, as well as a fine of 100
francs, and to insert the terms of the
judgment in any 10 newspapers M. de
Sesmaisons may select.—London News.
A Ilemarkable Story of Indian Cruelty Su
perinduced by Jealousy.
Living near this town is a woman
whose prefectly bald head tells a curious
story of jealousy and Indian cruelty. In
1K59 Oswald Thurwald, a Swedish farm
er, had a homo in the territory close to
tho Texas border, and his family con
sisted of his wife, two daughters and a
son. The Indians seemed friendly, pass
ing over the Thurwalds even when elay
h.g the other settlers about and fre
quenting their place to sell their wares
and to purchase such goods as Thur
wald brought out from the states for
barter. Ho was rapidly growing rich
and had made his preparations to move
to Dallas, where he intended to extend
his business, when the tragedy occurred
that destroyed his homo and scattered
his family.
It seems that the chief of the Tonknwa
Indians, who visited that part of the
country from tho south on raiding ex
peditions, had seen Elsa, the elder
daughter, and fancying her offered to
buy her of her father. But Thurwald,
thongh fond of money, refused, which
gave great offense to the chief. Return
ing home, he incited hia people against
tho Thurwalds, and the following spring
they made an attack on him. He and
his son succeeded in escaping, but tho
wife and youngor daughter, though they
eluded capture the first few days, were
overtaken finally. Mrs. Thurwald sank
under tho fatigue of her flight through
a rugged country, and when the Indians
came up with them it was to find the
girl holding her mother in her arms, the
poor woman having just expired.
The next day the girl herself, lagging
on the march from an arrow wound in
her ankle, was shot in the presence of
her sister, who htid been seized and held
from the moment of the attack till now.
Sho was taken to a village and given
into tho charge of the squaws until the
men should have returned from the war
In the meantime the Kickapoos de
clared war on the Tonkawas and raided
the village, when Elsa Thurwald was
carried off with such of the Indian
women as were spared as slaves. The
Tonkawas, on returning, found the
smoking remains of the house and
started after the despoilers, overtaking
them close to the Colorado, where an
obstinate battle ensued, but both sides
then consented to a truce. The chief of
the Kickapoos, however, stipulated
that tho white woman should be given
him. This was opposed by the Tonka
wa chieftain, who claimed her by right
of priority. This brought on a quarrel,
which was terminated by a hand to
hand fight between the rivals, resulting
in the chief of the Tonkawas being
killed and the bone of contention fall
ing to the victor.
lie carried her home and confided her
to the care of his Bquaw with the injunc
tion that if she were injured in any way
the life of the woman would pay for it.
But, fired by jealousy for her successor,
the woman took advantage of her lord's
absence to wreak her vengeance on the
detested object. Binding her to a tree,
she deliberately pulled out the unfor
tunate beauty's hair thread by thread.
This torture lasted several hours, until
the white woman's head was covered
with blood and Bhe shrieking with agony.
When the chief returned and learned
what had occurred, ho ordered the witch
burned at the stake. She escaped into
the bush, but waa recovered and the
sentence executed. Thurwald had now
died, but his son, hearing of his sister
being in tho hands of the Indians, organ
ized a rescuing party and succeeded in
liberating her after 18 months of captiv
ity. Her head took weeks to heal, and
it is thought her mind was affected by
her savage treatment, though in 1875 she
married a farmer in this vicinity. Her
hair has never grown again.—Oklahoma
Letter in Philadelphia Times.
Naval Etiquette.
An English admiral who was once vis
iting a French flagship laid down his
quid on a convenient bulkhead before
entering the officers' quarters. Wheu
he came out again, he was astonished to
find the quid in the place where he had
left it.
"Poo!" said he, in the hearing of some
of the sailors, "you Frenchmen will
never be true sea r 7 jgs. No English blue
jacket, now, would ever have left an ad
miral's quid alone."
Whereupon one of the French sailors
stepped up, touched his cap and said:
"Beg pardon, admiral. I was chew
ing your quid while you was in there,
but I put it back, you know, when I
heard you coming out." —Chicago Post.
Fonteaello's Presence of Mind.
The distinguished French author, Fon
tenelle, was fond of asparagus cooked in
butter. Cardinal Dubois was equally in
love with the vegetable 6erved with white
Being once invited to dine together at
the house of a friend the effort wasinada
to gratify the palates of both by prepar
ing half the asparagus with butter and
half with white sauce.
While the preparations were in prog
ress the news was brought in that the
cardinal waa dead.
Fontenelle did not wait a moment.
Rushing to the door of the kitchen, he
cried to the chef: "Jean! Jean! You may
cook all the asparagus in butter."—New
York Recorder.
A Polyglot Menagerie.
A tolerably well practiced linguist is
required for Mme. Scalchi's family of
pet animals. Of her 11 parrots, 10 un
derstand Frenoh and 1 English, while
one of her pugs comprehends only Italian
and one English. She has Aye other dogs
whom she addresses in labello langue.
All theae are in her pleasant villa In
the suburbs of Turin, where her hus
band, Signor Lolli, makes wine from the
grapee oi hia own vineyard and the great
singer wanders in her woods early in
morning gathering mushrooms for her
breakfast. She considers all green gar
lan vegetables good ftr the voice.—Ear
oer's Baear,
It Should Be In livery Home.
J. B. Wilson, 371 Clay St, Sbarpsburg, P».,
says he will not be without Dr. King's New
Discovery for Consumption, Coughs and Colds.
That it curort bis wife wbo was threatened with
Pneumonia after an attack of "La Grippe"
when various other remedies and several phy
sicians had dose her no good. Robert Barber,
of Cooksport, Pa., claims Dr. King's New
Discovery haa done him more good than any
thing he ever used for Lung Trouble. Nothing
like it. Try it. Free Trial Bottles at C. F.
HelDzeman's drag itete, Large bottles, »Oo
aad 91.
I The Gauntiet I
I Has Been I
I Thrown I
I Down I
m WE DARE to pick it up, and we propose to give the public ]
I The Key to the Secret! 1 I
j Of the faking methods pursued by this particular firm, who publish |
; I whole-page advertisements, every word of which is deliberately written jjj
J for faking purposes and the deceive to public. After throwing out a
•,; few baits, such as ioc Sox, 25c Underwear, 5c Collars, etc., they pretend |
-i to give reductions of from $5 to $10 on a suit of clothes, because, they 1
j claim, owing to the general depression, their buyer has purchased for ; ,j
H "SPOT CASH mountains of clothing at 65c on the dollar. Now let
US give you |
I The Key I
I To Their I
I Deceitfulness. I
I There is not a merchant on this coast that has spot cash today to buy m
'{.■4 goods. Most of them are kept pretty busy paying bills when they fall ■fj
I due. Our firm represents a capital as large as most any firm in this |||
city, and we will tell you candidly that we have no "SPOT CASH" to jgj
make "SPOT CASH" purchases, but can use all our cash to better ad- fgf
I vantage by discounting past purchases, the discounts being greater jra
now than ever before. The mountains of goods the "secret disposers'' ||
refer to consist to a very large extent of odds and ends brought from j|l
their wholesale store, and for selling which they allow their salesmen as jjffl
much as one dollar per suit as a premium for lying to the public and f|
claiming tbe same to be new goods. One of their salesmen recently fg|
bragged that he made $5 extra in one day for selling old, antique styles. ffl
We Nail the Lie I
To the Masthead I
On their "SPOT CASH" purchase when we tell you every merchant |3
must prepare months ahead to supply his trade, and therefore all choice W
goods are sold out first by good manufacturers. While in New York re- : M
Icently we met such merchants as A. Roos of Roos Bros., San Francisco; ff
Chas. Keilus of the "Hub," San Francisco; Mr. Mann of the Hastings m
Clothing House of San Francisco; and Mr. Bluett of Mullen, Bluett & m
Co., of this city; every one of these merchants were in the market for m
nice, choice goods. So were we, and we found them. The gentlemen V «
we refer to are all first-class clothiers, and all enjoy the very best finan- M
cial standing, and not one of them is pretending to have bought choice K$
goods at 65 cents on the dollar. But our faking neighbor, who also had ? d
to make early purchases of fall goods, now in the very beginning of the jpj
fallseason tells you about the wonderful "SPOT CASH" purchases. m
Here Is Our Challenge! I
We will permit any citizen of-Los Angeles to take any of our $10, $12, Pa
fH $15 or $20 Suits, or any price Boys' Suit from $2.50 up, and compare m
HI them with our neighbor's "spot cash bargains, and if ours are not the M
H best made and the best goods for the price, YOU CAN HAVE OURS
w| FOR NOTHING. We make a profit on our goods and do not place s^j
II $12.50 Suits in our windows for $12.35 and claim they are worth $17.50.
I Cor. Sprir|£ ai]d Temple. 1

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