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THE KANSAS CITY JOURNAL. SUNDAY. DECEMBER 10. 1899. .
15 erts. There were present a number of friends of the bride and groom, and after the ceremony a sumptuous supper was served, Mr. and Mrs. Woody are at home, 2132 Olive street. Mlss Ida Mae Aschmann, daughter of Mr. and Sirs. :'George. H Aschmann, and Mr. Clarence T. Remely were married In the !First Congregational church of Leaven worth last Wednesday evening by Rey. -ilr Charles- Hawley Fenn. After the mar riage, ceremony, a reception was given at the home of Mr. and Mrs., Vinton Stilling, where congratulations were extended by the Immediate relatives. Mr. and Mrs. Remely will be at home at 1G1G East Thirty first street In this city after December 20. A pleasing event of the week was the evening party given by Mr. and .Mrs. W. E. Rider and Mr. and Mrs. F. E.'"Hughson at 3118 Cherry street Thursday. Various social games were indulged In and music enjoyed during the evening. Refreshments were served by Miss Mollle Quimby, Miss Frances Grey, Miss Alma Balllnger and MIss Lyla Howard. Among the guests were: Mr. and Mrs. BIgham, Mr. and Mrs. Taylor, Mr. and Mrs. W.'F. Fletcher. Mr. and Mrs. Hennesey. Miss Wise, Miss Stella Parish. Miss May Hurst, Miss Jennie Wil son. Miss Sallle Roswell, Miss Dorothy Hosserman. .Miss Frances "Llnsey. Miss Laura Cullers, Miss Emma Van Fossen, Miss Mary Alexander, Miss Ella Ridgeway, Miss Edna McCoy, Miss Mabel Pierson, Miss Elolse Smith. Miss Randolph, Miss Mabel Stolnaker, Miss Claudia Day, Miss Vivian Rider, Mr. F. E. McCoy, Mr. John Kyger, Mr. W. H.- Williams, Mr. J. B. Shlnn, Mr. Benjamin R. Stone. Mr. Wil liams. Mr. W. J. Sheever. Mr. E. M. How ell. Mr.. Herbert Slaughter. Mr. Loren Rowell, Mr. OIHe King.-Mr. Alexander. Mr. F. M. Bates, Dr. Giehl. Mr. Earl Swope, Mr. McKlnley, Mr. Charles Hughson, Mr. Julius Gray. Wedding and reception Invitations en graved in correct form. Send for samples. Jaccard's, 1032 Main. THE SPANISH PRINCESSES. Both Hare- Been Educated Under the Core of the Queen Resent. Correspondence of the London Standard. The Princess of Asturias, the eldest daughter of the queen regent, completed her ISth year recentlj". Her sister, Dana Maria Theresa, ts only 17. Both princesses have been carefully educated, under the care of their mother, by English and Aus trian governesses,- and speak several lan guages fluently. Queen Christina has also made her daughters devoted Catholics like herself. In court circles if 1s said the Princess of Asturias has taken more after her mother, whom she very much resem bles in carriage and 'In her thoroughly Vi ennese distinction of manners and appear ance, than the Infanta, Theresa, who has taken strikingly after her father, the late King Alphonso quite a Bourbon, in fact. On the occasion of the Princess of As turias' birthday the Madrid papers have been full of rumors about an alleged project of marriage between her and a grandson of Queen Victoria. This state ment has been officially contradicted, and It has been Intimated that Spanish Bour bon princesses could not marry Protestants or enter on any suit which would be. likely, to be disapproved by the Vatican and the Spanish Catholics. It is singular to observe that the Idea of an English match was very warmly taken up by many Spaniards, who freely expressed a desire to see relations of all kinds developed between England and Spain. They urge that many grounds ex ist for a more friendly and closer under standing between two countries whose In terests do not clash In Europe or Africa, and In view of the fact that British cap ital and -enterprise already play so Im portant a. part In Spanish mines, -com merce ana nnance. WORK OF WIDER SCOPE MEX, WOME.V-AXD A CO-OPERATION OF EFFORTS. - 'We Need' Yonr Help," Say Club Women In One Instance, and In Another Men Say Ditto. Two lines of work are opening up for club women who desire a wider scope of their activity than that confined within the narrow limits of the ordinary circle for literary study. Both of these lead to participation in the public affairs of the city, but. within properly conservative limits. They are to be found In the work of the United Study Class of the Athen aeum and in the home industry movement which the Manufacturers' Association is seeking to inaugurate In all culture clubs. In trie former case the women are the petitioners. They want, first enlightenment in the ways and means of getting things done and second co-operation in eventually effecting certain municipal improvements which atTect all alike. The success of this work, the general part of it at any rate, depends upon the promptness with which this request of the Athenaeum is responded to by the speakers who have expressed their willingness to talk at these open' ses sions. In the second instance the favor is asked of club women. They are requested to inform themselves how many articles of domestic use, "and how much of their wear ing apparel is made in home factories and when It is profitable to do so to purchase the home product. The result of all this will be a model city in the distant eventuality of things. But It's worth working for. MARGARET MDNET. The Athenaeum announces this calendar: Mondar. December 112:30 d. m.. board meetlne: t P. m., literature extension class. Tuesday, December 122:10 p. m.. fiction class. Subject, "American Story Tellers." S p. m., music extension class. Wednesday, December "13 10 a. nC. department of education: class studying Old Testament. Subject. "Genesis." chapters 10 to 20: recitation, "llagar." by Mrs. George Bond; "The Cities of the Plain." by Mrs. George Slide. 2:20 p. m., united study class. Subject, "Public Health." Addresses by Mr. Frank Faxon. Mr. Walter Root, and 'Dr. Eliia Mitchell. Thursday, December 14 10 a. m., current events department. The regular Thursday afternoon session of the South Prospect Magazine Club at the home of Mrs. William Fiquet brought out nearly the full membership, and was one of the best in the club's history. The regular work in English history, directed by Miss Rebecca jpnes, as usual, wa3 highly Interesting' and Instructive, and was supplemented by several excellent pa pers. One. by Mrs. Thresher, was a sketch of London's bridge, touching upon their historical associations, which showed great research, and was received with the closest attention. Mrs. J. F. Russell had a delightful paper on the life and works of Dean Swift. Mrs. W. T. Treleven read a timely, article on the home life of the Boers. For want of time-several-papers were deferred until thenext regular meeting, which will-be-herd-at the home ot mrs. -benramm.- SILK AND VELVET FAMINE. Dealers Unable to Supply the Demand tor Imported Goods In the Most Stylish Colors. from the Chicago Tribune. Prominent silk and velv.et wholesale buy ers in the city say that there is a dearth of silken fabrics In the newest novelties of foreign 'manufacture: One of the members of a leading importing firm said yesterday: "It Is Impossible to get a yard of many of the newest silks and -velvets in any city in the United States. -The-demand Is. so great that foreign manufacturers are unable- to obtain transportation enough to supply it." Those fabrics which are particularly scarce are some colors of the new panne velvet, .Imparted. poplin cords, and meteor, plain nd satin crepe effects. Not one yard of panne velx-et in turquoise blue and in some of the lighter shades of red can be obtained in this country. Panne velvet is also called satin solid, and is a velvet the nap of which has been pressed Instead of cut. There is great demand for shades of old rose, terra cotta, violet, and heliotrope.- In the crepe effects th ilparth l; Tnn evi dent In the shades of bisque, tan. silver Bray, ecru, oiege ana black. Enough black meteor crepe cannot be kept on hand In retail stores, as women who choose'a black silk gown for the winter almost invariably choose a black meteor crepe. Quantities of novelty silks are displayed In wholesale and retail stores, but the de mand is for plain imported silks and velvet of a weave which cannot be reproduced by American manufacturers. How to 'Wash Yonr Face. Many skins will not stand constant wash ing, a practice which. Indeed, tends to coarsen the complexion. Thorough wash ing once a -day -Is sufficient ' for most women, and Is far preferable to partial and careless ablutions morning, noon and night. Instead of cleansing the face In water when coming in from a walk, or when one feels that a wash would be refreshing, it is a capita thing to bathe it with lalt virginal. It Is nn excellent purifier, easily made and harmless. It is, moreover, delightfully re freshing. I glvo the recipe: Rose, orange flower or elder flower water, one pint: sim ple tincture of benzoin, two ounces: tinct ure of. myrrh, ten -drop: glycerine, ten drops. Place the rosewater In a bowl and while stirring It, with a glass or porce lain spoon, add .drop bv drop the benzoin, then the myrrh and glycerine. Be sure you get the simple tincture of benzoin, as the compound tincture con tains other ingredients quite unsulted to the purpose. Some skins will not stand glycerine, ir tms is the case with yours, nil that need be done Is to omit It from the emulsion. Never 'use pure glycerine to the skin of the face, as it tends to Induce hairy growth. The lait virginal should be applied with a soft rag, and one is often surprised at th amount of dirt, unsuspected because undetectable, which Is brought away. Quickly Made Dish for Gnests. Ever and again a hostess is surprised by unexpected guests who do not intend to re main for a formal meal, yet whose hours of arrival make is necessary to give to them a little luncheon. A dish that Is made readily and just fulfills the require ments of such cases may be prepared by passlng a few slices of 'Cold salt or roast beef through the mincing machine, adding a little chopped parsley, salt, pepper and a little nutmeg, and moisten with thick white or brown sauce. Mash a half pound of potatoes which have been baked In their skins and nut Into a basin with an ounce of dripping, salt and pepper and half a neu-neaien egg. ana mix uiorougniy. Add flour enough to make the t potato the right consistency to roll cut on a pastry board.. Cut, the paste into rounds, place a small spoonful of the minced meat on the half of each round, then fold the paste over and pinch the edges together after moistening them with a little egg. Coat the puffs with beaten egg and scatter breadcrumbs thickly over them, and after letting them 'stand for ten minutes, fry . them In plenty of boiling fat. If preferred, the puffs may be baked In the oven on a tin which has been rubbed with dripping. Force Meat for Turkey. Soak a G cent two days' old loaf of bread In cold water" until soft, then in close it In a towel and press it dry. Place a saucepan with four tablespoonfuls of finely chopped onion over fhe lire; add one ounce of butter, stir and cook five minutes without browning; add the bread, continue to stir and cook five minutes, turn the bread Into a dlh and when cold mix It with one pound of finely chopped fresh pork from the loin or tenderloin. Season with one even teaspoonful of salt, one even teaspoonful of pepper, one-half tea spoonful of nutmeg, one teaspoonful of thyme and the yolk or two eggs; mix all well together and use us directed above. Ontstde the Exchange. Beetrar "I've come to propose a scheme by which we can both get 10,000." Stock broker -'What Is. it?" Beggar "I've heard that vour daughter is about to be married, and you are go ing to give her 20.000." Stock broker "Yes." Beggar-"WelI, I'll take her for 10,000." To one quart of cream use one quart ot oysters. When cream comes to a boll thicken with cracker dust; season with salt and pepper. Pour In oyster and keep on nor until hot through. -The thirty-second annual convention of theN. A. W. S.A. will be held In Wash ington, In the Church of Our Father, Feb ruary 8 to 11. Inclusive. The nineteenth century was called by the ijuci-prupuei, victor iiugo, "xne century of "Woman." Since the dawn of history ex ceptional women have demonstrated by their high abilities as Inventors, .skilled workers, poets, artists, teachers and rul ers, that,- in the domain of intellect, wom an 'was-rtot under thc-ban-rof nature, but under-those-r-of statute-and-enstomr BrrM' for- the mass -of women '-the-nineteenth century has been the iftily epoch In history which has given them rights as women or opportunities as human beings. To state the difference in the position ot womenlln allVnelds ot activity between what llpwas, aXrlhe beginning of the cen tury and Is now at Its close, would be to present, a' scries of brilliant transforma tions surpassing the magic creations, of Aladdin's lamp. . , The way up the heights of woman's ad vancement has been long and steep, but it has not been dreary. The consciousness of giving the world a forward movement along' the path of liberty Is the highest reward vouchsafed to human effort. The greatest men of the century have walked with us. Poets have sung for us; prophets have InsDlred us with visions of success: statesmen have made courts and forums ring with eloquence in our behalf. Stones have blossomed Into roses; scorn has be come applause; timidity, opposition and indifference have changed into a grand chorus of appeal for woman's equality be fore the law. Let us then close the nineteenth century with a convention which shall be a jubilee for out successes and preparation for the twentieth century, which is to be not man's, nor woman's, but humanity's. SUSAN B. ANTHONY, President ANNA H. SHAW. Vice President. RACHAEL FOSTER AVERY. Corresponding Secretary. ALICE STONE BDACKWELL, Recording Secretary HARRIET TAYLOR UPTON. Treasurer. LAURA CLAY. Auditor. CATHERINE W. M'COLLOUGH, Auditor. CARRIE CHAPMAN CATT, Chairman Organization Committee. The Jewish societies throughout the coun try, which are largely philanthropic, have begun already to think of the suffering of the thinly clad poor in the oncoming win ter. Sewing classes for girls have for some time been part of the regularly established work of these organizations, and in some places even an endeavor has been made to get the mothers of these girls to let them selves be taught' how to put a garment to gether. Older women oo not liKe to oe put in classes with young girls, many of whom can do far better work than they. The sewing class for women Is one-of the best of charities, and Is quite in line with Jew ish philanthropic work, which alms to help people who help themselves instead of do ing things for them. Not even the cynic could complain that flint finh ws out of its natural sphere which discussed at Its last meeting "Home Decoration and Hygiene." This was the Cambridge Club, of Brooklyn. One ot Philadelphia's clubs, the Civic. Is especially interested just at present in plac ing women upon school boards. It has al ready begun its campaign and picked out Its candidate. The club, believing that a study of civil history is necessary to a clear conception of the conditions that have given rise to civil Institutions, has begun a course In the civil history of the United States. The question of the woman as a wage qmnp ia nn npflln. ns It will Drobably con firms in lw until that treat adjuster of all things, time, offers Its solution. The latest bomb thrown out Is the opinion of Rev. Mr. F. G. Smith, a minister oi jximieupuu-, who was courageous enough to utter his opinion thus: .,.., "The world would bo better off if ail women were turned out of their jobs to morrow. I would except school teachers and perhaps a very few other classes. One of the greatest evils of modern civilization, 1 think, is the woman wage-earner. Her existence is a crime against natural laws. Nature Intended man to be the producer, woman the consumer. "Some women, it s true, won t marry. Some women should never marry, but you can't organize society upon the exceptions to its laws. The healthy woman, the woman of the majority, should marry, if .u. .. trot n hnshnnd. and she woun. be much better able to find a husband if she had not reuucea men a was" uj uci nmua trial competition. The matter has not disturbed club circles greatly, because women know probably bet ter than anyone else that t'-e average wage earner Is such through dhe force of cir cumstance alone. )lkelylo shelter microbes as much as hair.?' The great surgeon acknowledged that Jt was so, and told his assistant that he must either shave off his beard or leave the hos pital. The young surgeon was less keen in the pursuit of science than the young woman, and chose to sacriflcehi3 'position rather than his beard." ? -The next open session of the-United Study Class of the"Athenaeum wlll'be held ln'the.clubrooms 'In the Pepper building, Wednesday afternoon. "Public Health," with the subtopics, "Sewerage," "Pure Water, Inspection of Food," and "Public Bath and Laundries," is the general topic for discussion. The speakers are Frank Faxon. Walter Root, D. W. Longwell and Dr. Eliza ..Mitchell. The class." of '53, the association of the Homefor Protestant Women and the fed eration of Kansas City, Kas., and the W. C. T. U. have appointed home industry committees to Investigate the matter of home products in the manufacture of food and clothing. The representatives of the class of '93 are Mrs. Harry C.-Reed, Mrs. Luther Welsh and Mrs. Frank Hastings. From the Old Ladles' home are Mrs. Noble Prentls, Mrs. Ten Eyck Beekman and Mrs. Charles E. Brown; from the W. C. T. U. Mrs. W. H. Little, Mrs. Irving Israel and Miss Ellen D. Morris; from the Federation of Kansas City, Kas., Mrs. Katherine Ste men Hughes, Mrs. Lillian Welsh Milnert Mrs. Henry A. Bantleon and Mrs. Agnes McCulIom. The object of these commit tees is investigation, with the expected out come that a home Industry department will be inserted in the course of club study for another season. The art department of the Athenaeum has a plan by which the public schools may profit in the way of gaining good pic tures for walls. This Is to bring to the city and exhibit a carefully selected col lection of reproductions of the best paint ings. The display. If made, will be in the women's clubroom at the public library, and whatever money Is made by the ! mall admission fee of 10 cents will be used for the purchase of some of these pictures for the schools. This department has already done something along this line, having al ready purchased four or five such collec tions. These are now In circulation through the schools, and, besides being an element in the artistic training of the pu pils, are an aid to the teacher in furnish ing subject matter for compositions and supplementing work in history. In resrionse to the home Industry move ment which Is interesting club circles just at present, the Alternate Tuesday, under the chaperonage of Mrs. A. C. Hunt, will visit the factory of H. B. Hunt. 1210 West Nintti tror npxt Tuesdav afternoon, and gain a IltUe insight into the making of tin cans and japanned ware. Another instance of the widening scope of the work in women's clubs, they are, how ever, not few in number, is illustrated by the Current Literature and History Club of Jamestown, Kas. This club was organ ized for literary study, but It made this good beginning at the outset It began the study of American literature and made a specialty of Kansas authi. Dealing with books brought the matter of a public li brary Imminently near, so near In fact that the problem of establishing one had to be met by the club. The first fifty volumes were obtained by giving entertainments. -The success of -these Inspired the generous hearted, and a donation ot 100 more was the result. Among the out-of-town bene factors of the movement the club counts Hon. Ed Howe, of Atchison: Eugene F. Ware, of Topeka, and Mrs. Charles Robin son. J. P. Pomeroy, of Boston, whose namesake the town of Jamestown is. has just made Its citizens happy by a gift of 5100. The citizens of Jamestown immediate ly doubled the sum. and already the dreani of a public library bids fair soon to be real ized. Of course, when It comes, this library -will have a room devoted entirely to the "us" orclub women. Mrs.- Kelley. pros dent of tli! club, in mentioning the gratefulness with which even small sums are received, Si written: "If public spirited-men on y realized how much eood these small gifts do in a little place like this. I am sure more I .ml1r3 Ha TTI H H A ' SUCUKi"? '" r-,---,-T; . -r. Marv The otucers oi "" """ "j, ;r cTiV E Kelley. president; Mrs. Belle Strain, vice nresiderit, and Miss Agnes Fitzgerald, secretary. At Present the club is. studying IhakesDeares plays, interspersed with dis cussions of Current 'events and reviews of late books. WHITE HOUSE BLOOMS HOW THE YIELD OF THE CONSERVA TORY IS EXJOYED. Favorite Flowers of .White House Mistresses Display for Grand Occasions Palms Outgrew Their Allotted Place. ernoon ' 1....4 nAn,l0 lilllU ....- .-- --- . .. Arc." Mrs. C. G. Newman, secreiuij. The programme of the Art History Club for December 16. follows: . (a) Contemporaries of GI"tt0.-.,:D1ann1t1!1' Petrarch and Boccaccio, and their influ ence on art. Miss Elma J. Webster. The pupils of -Giotto: - ... T -, (b) The Oreagnl: Llves,and works, J. W. White (c) Taddeo Gaddi. J. S. Ankency. (d) Simone Martini, Miss Campbell. This club meets every Saturday at 1 p. m in board room at Public library build ing. All Invited. This story, which shows the difference in mettle between a young man and a young woman, is told, but not vouched for. by a writer in the New York Sun: A young woman medical student in Hun gary was lately refused admission to the operations of a famous hospital surgeon, on the ground that she had too much hair. He told her that her hair furnished a home for microbes, and that her presence would ho ,iin..mi to the uatients. Being ar dent in the pursuit of medicine, the young woman cut her hair short, and after that was allowed to witness the operations. She soon noticed that one of the assist ant surgeons had a magnificent beard. Thereupon sho sought out the head sur geon and said to him: 'Doctor, you made m. ,-iit off mv hntr. vet one of your assist ants we a flowing beard. Is not a beard The Mothers' Union will meet .on Mon day at 3:30 in the Central high school. Mrs. L Crosby will talk on "Respecting the Child's Individuality." , The kindergarten will be open to the little ones. Every one is invited. The Bryant Circle will meet with Mrs. W. A. Rawllngs, No. 1603 East Thirty-third street, Tuesday afternoon. . Mrs. . A, Rawllngs and Mrs. J. T. -Miller, leaders. Mrs. C. G. Fuhlendorf, of the Lebanon Shakespeare Club, will be hostess for the next meeting, Saturday afternoon. "None so stockish, hard and full of rage but music for the time doth change his nature.".. .. ...... , with this sentiment tne uruKruiuuie i -h rHv.n. Mrs. Erwln Kills will reau a aim i i J Tnln Tntornrol. paper on -onyiocK mm xsawa .....,.... ers of Life." Miss Netta Scrl will give a comparative sketch ot "Saul and Emped aclcs on Aetna." . The officers of this club are: Mrs. Henry T. Wright, president: Mrs. J. G. Lings weller, vice president: Miss Mary Diffen derfcr. secretary, and Mrs. Alice Cowglll, treasurer. Members of the club are: Mrs. R. P. Bland. Mrs. Alice Cowglll. Mrs. J. L. Day, Mrs. D. R. DifTendcrfer, Mrs. Erwin Ellis. Mrs. Samuel R. Farrar. Mrs. J. W. Farris. Mrs. C. G. Fuhlendorf. Mrs. Ger trude Johnson. Mrs. J. G. Lingsweiler. Mrs. L. C. Mayfield, Mrs. Mary C. Mayficld. Mrs. Lizzie Nelson, Mrs. J. P. Nixon, Mrs. W. H. Owen, Mrs. M. W. Serl, Mrs. E. F. Stebbins, Mrs. Fannie Wallace. Mrs. Mary P. Wallace, Mrs. Henry T. AVright. Miss Bvrd Walkenshaw. Miss Israel Taliaferro, Miss Netta Serl. Miss Laura Nelson, Miss Grace Moss, Miss Frances Gleason. Miss Virginia Farrar. Miss Mary Dlffenderfer, Miss Adelaide Barrows and Miss Rose Bantley. 'The -Woman's Reading Club will hold its annual open session Tuesday afternoon In the Athenaeum parlors, in, the Pepper building. The club will depart from the ..Qiini rnlo nt n. lecture on this day. and en joy with friends a social session, believing it well to make friendship a part of culture club study. Mrs. s. A. unaerwoou, secre tary. The Clara Schumann Club had Its De cember meeting at the studio of Miss T-nuisa p.irker. The lesson was on "Rob ert and Clara Schumann." after which the following programme was given: "Warum" (Schumann). Miss Parker. ( "Sone Without Words" Utalzel): (b) "Man- riiin." m'arhs). Mis. Edna Mifflin. "Marionette Waltx" (Lyras). Miss Schela Alex ander. .,ii...ln Wawh" rw.rhsl. Ml. Nellie Isaacson. 'Love and Chivalry" (Gottachalk), MIfs' Mildred TT.rrl. (a) "Alpine Rose" tuonmi; tD larameue irrie zouka). Miss Gertrndc nrown. "Andante and Hondo" (Rosenbein), Miss Maude Olandln. Duet. "Leot du Carahln" (Splndlen), Misses Harris and Mifflin. Polonaise (Mnecle), Miss ParUn. The Clionian Club will meet on Tuesday afternoon with Mrs. James N. Foster, on Forest avenue, between Twenty-fourth and Twenty-firth streets The Altrurlan Chautauqua. Club will be entertained by Miss Amv Jackson. 3000 East Eleventh street, on .Wednesday, Decem ber 13. Wooed and Won. From the Detroit Journal. The rich old man wooes the mercenary young girl. "I am." he protests, finally, "a consist ent Christian " Here the girl laughs derisively, lor re ligion cuts no ice with her. "Scientist!" adds the old -man, finishing his sentence. It 13 at this point that the mercenary young girl throws herself with a glad co upon the rich old man's neck, deeming it likely that he will die about the first time he gets sick. An Outraged Husband. From AUr Sloyer. "Villain! You have deceived me out rageously! I shnll never shake your hand again!" "Whv, old man? What have I done?" "I found a note from vou In my wife's room two days ago in which you ask;d her to run away with 'you, and she's still at home:' From the Washington Post. Each mistress of the White House has had her favorite flower, except Mrs. Mc Klnley, who expresses little preference, ex cept an aversion to yellow flowers, and a great love of the blue ones, in which the president joins her. A large bunch of flowers Is cut from the conservatory every morning and sent to adorn the president's table, while others go to Mrs. McKlnley's apartments. The plants that adorn tne domestic part of the White House are frequently changed, to give her the benefit of the rare and beautiful variety that fills the conservatories. All of the finest plants share her admiration, each for as long a time as it can stand to be kept from leal hothouse atmosphere. Neither Mrs. McKlnley nor the president visits the conservatories regularly, though before the busy days of the war were thrust upon him, they both loved the care and cultivation of plant life. Now, the president has no time to watch the gentle unfolding of nature placed under the vast area unuer glass to the west of the White House. The rose house Is always riotous in bloom, and at any season affords ample cuttings for the home part of the White House lite, while that part filled with violets is redo lent with perfume that wafts to meet you with an opening and closing of the hot house doors. Long rows of primroses He along one side, preparing for midwinter blossoms, and though the president's chrys anthemums are suffering from a rust that has beset that rjartlcuhir rnmliv nt ninnt life this fall, there Is a large corner of one oi me nouses lined with rare specimens of these flaunting beauties. Hundreds of beautiful ferns, several houses of them, as well as of the delicate trailing asparagus, tell the story of the ex quisite displays of flowers and ferns that bank, the mantelpiece and table on large occasions, like public receptions, cabinet dinners and similar functions. kip1i mnn. tel has a box made to tit it, and the ferns are loosened from the edge of the pots and slipped in the moist earth that fills the boxes. Roses and other llowers are thrust In here and there, making the gorgeous floral displays that are read of and talked of in all parts of the country. Just as soon as possible after an affuir the flowers are taken out and the ferns are carefully put back in the old pots and returned to the hothouse for future use. Thus the same ones may be used for all the receptions of a winter. There are a few occasions which even these great conservatories refuse to give up enough blossoms for the decora tions. Then florists outside are called upon to supply whatever is needful. Foreign Plants. Just now the flowers are being taken up from outdoors, and one house Is entirely given up for cuttings for next spring's dis play. The houses are filled with the rar est specimens of tropical flora, and florists all over the country vie with another In sending some rare specimens to the White House conservatories, while our officers, traveling to remote parts of the earth, often ship curious and rare plants. The lofty glass domes added to one side of the conservatories are filled with such, and one might well imagine being in an Afri can jungle, so luxuriant and thrifty have the plants become. About the newest arrival is a representa tive of the Philippines. It 13 known as the "Dewey plant." It occupies a conspicuous Place in the White House conservatnrlps. and In close proximity to the myriads of ferns that adorned the table and dlnlnir room at the great Dewey dinner. These were Interspersed with a beautiful pro fusion of orchids that al&o claim the isl ands as their home. There is something) decidedly symbolic and startling to antl-cxpanslonlsts in the way flora of the Philippines thrives In this country, even when forced to it. The "Dewey plants," that add so much to the riotous tropical beauty of the Islands, are there known as the "acalypha sanderi ana," and were dubbed by a Philadelphia florist the "Dewey plant." The White House specimens, of which there are sev eral, stand not more than twelve or four teen Inches In height, with rich, dark green foliage, from which depend long, graceful, swaying tassels of brilliant rose color, as soft and line as chenille, and not unlike It. There are many rare varieties of orchids from the Philippines, where they grow most luxuriantly, as well as showy trop ical plants of unpronounceable names, that, when combined -with the gorgeous birds and flowers of that country, make it a veritable glimpse of fairyland. In one of the tropical houses are pine apples in fruit, and also oranges and lemons and other tropical fruits. In some of the houses where the temperature will permit it, the fish that fill the great basin in the lower part of the White House grounds, as well as those in the basin ot the treasury, are brought in, and add much to the beauty of the surroundings. The marking of these goldfish are most varied and pronounced, especially the va riety brought from Japan, in which coun try they form a lively round in the world of sport. The spotted fellows no two have marks alike are named. The players then gather around the glass aquarium and each selects his fish. Then a piece of meat tied to the end of a string Is lowered among the fish. Previous to this the bookmaker plays a lively part, and money Is nLiced ODDOSite the names of the fa vorites. The fish that gets the morsel of meat is the winner. Some of the spotted beauties succumbed to the mistaken kind ness of the Invasion of youngsters during the concerts given In the White House grounds during the summer, and, refusing to flourish on the confections given them by the children, gave up the ghost and turned food for the other fishes. For merly they served as a favorite amuse ment to the Cleveland children.' Mrs. Hayes' Love of Flowers. Doubtless no first lady ever enjoyed the vast conservatories as did Mrs. Hayes. Others have found little time outside of social duties, but she came regularly every day and tended many of the flowers with her own hands. It was her greatest de light to see some spindling shoot develop into a hardy plant, or care for a little drooping one until it exhibited new life. She liked to take the great shears and cut a flower here and there for herself. The superintendent took so much interest in her devotion to the flowers that every ef fort was made to force some favorite plant into blossom to surprise and delight her. She would keep all day some flower cut in the morning hours. Mr. Phister says that In the thirty-three years that he has been In this department no first lady has shown so great a love ot flowers as Mrs. Hayes. Mrs. Harrison loved the roses best, and was lavish in sending them to her less fortunate friends. Mrs. Cleveland was fondest of the stately American Beauties that are always associated with her. and took the keenest possible interest in the orchids that reached their first promi nence In American plant life during that administration. The snnerlntendent snowea many line varieties of orchids imported from the present scene of warfare In South Africa. These two late wars have interfered very materially with the importation of orchids, palms and other tropical plants. There are none of the curious growths that are half insect, half plant, that feed upon bugs and worms. Such are fre quently sent to the White House, but are transferred to Mr. Smith, of the Botanic garden, where one finds a most varied and interesting collection. The head gardener of the White House says that many of the huge palms that in summer adorn the driveway leading to the president's house date back from the time of Presidents Filmore and Pierce. Many others of gigantic size were but small af fairs when he took them In hand more than thirty years ago. during Andy John son's time. They have all had a part In Inaugural decorations since that time and have outgrown their surroundings. There Is now no place at the White House where those lofty old palms can find room, and as they must be kept housed they are appropriately enough sent In winter to the great rotunda of the pen sion office, where. Intermingled with smaller palms, they give a glimpse of Ar cadia. Ranged beneath .them on the marble floor are numerous garden seats. Here at the noon hour the clerks sit and waft the smoke from cigar and pipe up through their historic branches. Unusual preparations are making In the conservatories now for a brilliant floral Special Sale, of Silk Waists $3.98 Parisian Cloak Co- I.08-I.IO MAIN STREET. Headquarters for Ladies1 Ready-to-wear Goods. Special Sale oE French Flannel Dress Waists at 33.98 Remarkable Suit Reductions 1 38.75 man-tailored suits 75 handsome Suits, in black and mixed homespun. We have these to offer at this price simply because they were nearly a month late in reaching us, so we have planned for the greatest showing- of fine Tailored Suits ever attempted at S8.75,and have added a splendid selection from our other stock, making the assortment one which will permit of no com parison, so far as any suits you may find in the city for the money. You would be delighted to get them at itist double the price but we will let these go at nn permit 8 .75 $7.75 for $10 and $12.75 jackets Made lively selling here yesterday; and, what is more, they were bona fide bargains jackets that possessed the real value, as represented, but upon which we were ready to accept half. Every one new and made according to fashion's very latest ideas. You will have to pay 510.00 and $12.75 elsewhere if you get-a coat that compares with them for quality and style. These are urns lied in the .highest manner; at. 7 .75 Parisian special $10.00 coats The selling of the past few days fully dem onstrates that the people appreciate the coats we offer for $10 00. For some unaccountable reason great values are always expected at this price, and we are determined to meet the demand. It is our policy to see how good a gar ment we can offer you for $10.00, and our patrons tell us that there Isn't anything to compare with these coats in the city for the money. They are cer-g ."X.OO tainly great coat values at lO flore new golf capes TVe are de termined that you shall have your share of all these pretty garments. Not one of the new styles will be able to escape our alert buyers. Another new assortment is here. They are in all the pretty Scotch imported shawls. The qualities are better and they are worth more, but., we are going to let them go at the same price as thoe offered last week. The enormous sale Is an evidence of our styles and qualities -g ,QO at 51S.M and lO Bargains in separate skirts Rainy Day and Dress Skirts. Not In another house in America will you find more satisfying skirt bargains. In the first place the new' Parisian sliape Is by far the most becoming garment to be had. regardless of the price. The graceful shape alone makes them worth doubla what you would pay for any other kind. -They are all the better because you can get them here for less than what you would have to pay for the ordinary factory made sssl C( can offer you at $10,00, J7.C0 and Holiday Petticoat Furore 500 handsome garments-r-Made especially for the holiday trade, go 011 sale to- morrow. It will be a petticoat opportunity mat you cannot afford to overlook. Last month, when we re lieved a leading silk manufacturer ot his surplus stock for less than half the usual price, we turned a large quantity 'of silk over to our faatory to be made up into petticoats. It gave us an opportunlty to arrange for an Immense petticoat sale Just before the holidays. To-morrow the first 500 go on sale at a price that will attract the entire petticoat trade Parislanward. Divided into three special lots at .98 1.95 .95 and Made up in many styles. In all the bright, solid col ors, and in fancy taffeta. The silks from which they are made were selected especially for petticoats, and you may depend upon their durability. 1 display this winter, and when the society belles come to the White House they will A.a hA .., Ionian Hprnratlon seen there illlU II.W HiVfl. ,.....- - since Mrs. Cleveland's wedding. Glen MacDonounh's Bibles. From the New York Sun. Glen MacDonough, the playwright, spends some of his leisure time in collecting old furniture and old Bibles, and It was the latter fad which gave some of his friends at the Lambs' Club a shock, a few das ago. Mr. MacDonough has Been a some what critical Biblical student for years, and from time to time he has added to his collections Bibles of rare editions which he has picked up on his travels. Some ot them he secured at bargains, but his friends who are book sharps say he ha3 paid much more than the market price for most of them. Mr. MacDonough says that expense has never prevented him from se curing any Bible that he wanted, and so long as his royalties hold out It never will Mr. MacDonough has been in Pennsylvania recently, and he picked up there a dozen Bibles at fair prices and had them sent to the Lambs' Club to await his return. The bundle was carelessly tied and several of the Bibles had pushed through the outer wrapping. Tho flrst man who noticed the bundle thought it was a contribution of books to the club's library. "When ho dis covered that it contained nothing but Bi bles he was amazed, men Macuonougn s name on the cover staggered him. Then he pulled himself together and concluded that th ninvwrleht had started an evangelical crusade in tho club. Mr. MacDonough'a friends were consulted. They sam mat they never had discovered. an evangelical tenrienev in him. but admitted that it did look serious. A telegram signed by a dozen of his friends was sent to Mr. MacDonough which read: "Bibles arrived. Consterna tion. Are you going to reform the lub? Are you sure you are well?" The reply read: "Impossible to reform club. Bibles are library properties," and the agitation subsided. Only His Xlghtcnp. From the Detroit Free Tms. "What have you in that bundle, my friend?" and the customs officer at the Woodward avenue dock eyed suspicious ly the package that passenger on the last Windsor ferry was carrying under his arm. "Just my laundry, cap'n." rather ner vously replied the man with the bundle. "Sorry to trouble you. you know, but I'll have to see the Inside ot it. Step in here." Inside the office, over which flies the flag with the vertical bars, the revenue officer opened tho suspected bundle. It contained laundry, sure enough shirts, collars, cuffs, nightgowns and handker chiefs falling out in confusion. But snug ly tucked away in a bunch ot socks was a quart bottle filled with the amber-colored corn Juice that makes Walkerville so pop ular a place for the revellng3 of the lmag- Though the owner flushed a little higher, he was unperturbed. ' "Do you call that a part of your laun dry?" sarcastically growled Uncle Sam's minion, as ne proceeueu m appLupuaLc mw bottle. ... Tiifit-a ttiv m?nicaD. oincer. "Then It needs washing, too. -Take it along with you, my friend. I wouldn't spoil that stuff for you for all of Uncle Sam 3 oroers. Hovr Teacher Gets Stamps. From the New York World. There is a young woman pursuing the path of pedagogy in Senator Dry Dollar Sullivan's district who deserves that astute statesman's envy. This particular teacher not long ago contractea tne siamp-coueci-Iner habit- Being of a frugal mind she did not care to pay for specimens, and being of an ac tive temperament, she found the usual course of acquiring a varied assortment without cost rather slow. So she hit upon a new plan. Her class, like many another on the lower East side, was cosmopolitan. Her Supils' parents had come from Russia, ireece, Italy, Norway, Turkey, Finland, Hungary and various countries, including Germany and Ireland. So the resourceful teacher pressed the pupils into service. Those who could not secure stamps from old letters sent from the land of their fath ers were incited to write to relatives abroad. As a result she has already secur ed an Interesting collection. Walking tourist "What's the name of this village, may man?" Yokel "Ol dunno, xur. Ol only bin 'ere a month!" - - THEIR GREAT LUCK BIG WIXXISG' OP TWO XEWSPAPER B1EX OX THANKSGIVING EVE. Find Money In Pockets They Had Been Imbibing; Freely of Liquor and Nearly Cleaned Oat a. , Gambling- Place. A CHRISTMAS PRESENT That will stud by yon sod '. yours through thick snd thin, through life sad death policy In the New England Mutual Life. Send data of birth for specimen policy. CHAS. D. MILL, Gen'l Art.. N. E. Life Btdr. From the Chicago Inter Ocean. The approach of Thanksgiving set a lot of the men telling stories. They were a rather up-to-date lot, with experiences on both sides of the faro table, and with rec ords of winnings and losings at the race tracks of the country. "I don't want any more Thanksgivings like the one In 1S93," said the man with the white hat. "I had the biggest kind of a day, and there was more money in the bank than some people have hay. But along about 2 o'clock In the morning two newspaper men came in one a writer, the other an artist and I'll be shot if they didn't pretty nearly clean me out. Would. If I hadn't barred them. And they were both unseaworthy from too many Thanks giving calls, at that." "One, an artist, and the other, a writer?" interjected a listener, a man who had been press agent for one of the race tracks for years. "Yes. Why? Do you know anything about that game?" The press agent laughed. "I know all about it now," he said. "For six years I have bad part of tho story- Now I'll bet a dinner I have It all. Listen. I'll tell you the story I have known all along, and then you can till in with what you re member of it." "Kind of collaborate, as it were," sug gested one of the group. "That was JKirk and Brown, wasn't It?" The old dealer in the white hat nodded. "It was," he said. "And they haven't used me right about it. They have never spoken to me since that night. And God knows they have no reason for forgetting me. I haven't forgotten them. They were out that evening to buy some presents. The office had paid Thanksgiving eve. so that every one would have money. It was days till pay day. And they fell to trying hot drinks with eggs In them, and that gave them a curious turn. They concluded they would buy nothing but silver. So they made the rounds of all the stores that were open In the evening and most of them were that night and they bought some thing for nearly every one ot their friends. Leave Parcels Downtown. "Well, they had quite a load of both kinds along about the time the latest of the stores shut up, and so they took an other drink or two. Just to be sure they had enougn, ana tnen starteu lor nome. They came to the corner ot State and Madison, and concluded they would not carry their presents clear over to their rooms on the West side, but would leave them down town, and come in and get them next day. It would save a whole lot ot trouble. Men get so wise when they have taken enough warm drinks with eggs In them. So they went Into the drug store and gave the clerk a silver pocket comb, and he put their parcels away, and they went out and waited for a car. "That was the last they knew ot the evening. Early next day about noon they waked up, and were thirsty. They got up and washed, and began wondering If they had any money. They remembered they had just $1.25 between them, when they came out of the drug store. That was one of the things perfectly clear. Nothing after that remained graven on the tablets of their memory." "Don't get bookish.'protested the man in the white hat. "They thought if they had the rest of that J1.25 or so much of it as would be left after paying carfare they would go to a West side restaurant and get something to eat. But they began to wonder about the ride home. Neither could remember It. There was a man In the next room, and he came In when he heard them Stir ling around, and told they had come home In a cab at 4 o'clock. "That settled It. They would not have a money enough to buy. and would have to go downtown where their credit was good. Then they came to their trousers, and tha first to put his hand in his pocket pulled ic out with a roll of money." "That's it," said the man In tho whlta hat. "My money." The other tried, and he found an even hlewr roll. Thev went to their vests, and there was money In every pocket. They, locked the door, and swore the neighbor to secrecy.-and then counted it. They eacra had J419.5D." "Then they must have paid the cabman again," said the man In the white hat. "Again." "Yes. I paid him once. I was glad to do) It to get them to go home." Where Did the Money Come Promt "That's good. Well, they had JS99. Andl they didn't know where it had co'me from. They sat down and tried to think It over. They sent out and got a drink, and tried to get at the truth that way. They spurred each other. But there was nothing written on the tablets ot their memory that, they could read." "Don't do that tablets business again." "Finally they concluded they had been made stakeholders by some one, and. there fore, the money was a sacred trust, and they had no right to spend it. So they took out car fare, which they figured the, were rightly entitled to, from their JLij. and went downtown to breakfast." "And how did they find out?" "They never did find out. They got along; as well as they could by selling some of tha silver at a sacrifice, and they never touched a cent of the principal till Christmas week.. Then a night police reporter told them h had seen them playing a game Thanks giving eve and that they had won soma money. He didn't know how much, but they concluded if they could win part they, could win all. And then they divided tha cash equally and called It their own. Now. what Is your story?" "Well. I'm a ." began the man in tha white hat: but he did not conclude, be cause ho could not think of anything bad enough. So he started again. "1 was deal ing away here as peacefully as) a kitten, and two young fellows came in and said they wanted a dollar's worth or chips They tried the wheel, and won every tlma thev made a bet. Then they went against my faro layout, and won again. They; couldn't see the cards half of the time, but it didn't make any difference. They didn't need to see. They Just put down tha money, and L turned the card3 and paid. "One of them got tired of anything so easy and cashed In. and tried the poker game. He won till the "fellows turned it into stud, and then he thought he was or fended and quit. They were quiet enough, but they couldn't lose, and I thought It better to win their good will, and send them home. So I went downstairs and put them into a cab and made the driver swear he would take them home. I am glad to know he did It. I have met both of them on the street a dozen times since, and they have never more than nodded to me. L thought it was because they resented my taking them downstairs: and as I couldn t see that I ws under obligations to apolo gize for that. I have never s poken to them. But that is the rest of the story." That is the rest of the story," replied the press agent. Envious. From the Detroit Free Preai. Mrs. Hobbs "She possesses such a ver satile mind." Mrs. Nobb "How does It dljplay Itself?" . Mrs. Hobbs "Why, for Instance. I'vo seen her plan out a gown, and give her husband the impression that she was lis tening to what he said, all at one and tha same time." x