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Fort Worth weekly gazette. (Fort Worth, Tex.) 1882-1891, February 03, 1888, Image 6

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f the lolty door ot Mrs Chilllngtons
residence in Piccadilly a handsome and
< we ilappolnted open carriage was stand
ing as Lonsdale drew near on the op
posite side ot the way by the pavement
hst borders the northern side ot the
fen Park He perceived in an Instant
t its occupants were Melanie her
nd Amy Musgrave and LordDOyey
ently bent lor the Row and the car
> he also saw was not that ot Mrs
jngton with its pretentious costs
rtal but was Melanies lor on the
Is was a widows lozenge small and
st charged with the Braybrooke
and the liveries were yellow and
3 two seemed in excellent spirits
he carriage bowled away west to
s Apsley honse
at Amy should seem joyous and full
raelty with town and all the bap
s and change it brought her was
ral A lively girl she was always
y for anything so wby not lor a bit
rk with this old fossil who was
i oe Melanie or was it on Mrs
Ungton Amy tared little if it
y so
i elaniefi smiles and good spirits
j La upon Lonsdale but she had hap
jg In one great measure now In
o1 cf old Bethla Barlow at the
1 house Reggie was well cared for
to her own sacrifice and Dicks
I actions after Sandhurst would soon
bdwned with success They were all
I indent of Uncle Grimshaw whose
j > es of the fleshpots of Ravensbourne
j J nad faded away and he could only
< wl and glare at his frugal meals while
Increased his allowance of cheap port
1 brandy and water
The Viscount was now partially bald
t his hair whether a triumph of art or
tnre was still a rich dark brown
He his burly moustachlos were of the
me hue but carefully waxed out at the
s He was wellpreserved well
dded and splendidly made up by his
lor and was intensely vain of having
name coupled with that of Melanie
ovjas totally ignorant of his real char
ct7 That those two country girls
ho Right o Translation Is Reserved
s esrly in the second month ot the
pn season The afternoon was
Jul but as nsnal in London there
j no breeze to replace the heat ot the
thless midday yet the Park and the
were crowded All the world of
on wealth and Idleness waslhere
g driving sauntering about or oc
Ing the long lines of seats near Hyde
mid be in such shady society as that
his lordship Lonsdale never doubted
< be the result of Mrs Chilllngtons in
uence or plans and their ignorance of
e infamous world of London and the
ugh gossip of Captain B Ike and others
the club came painfully to his memory
be crossed the street and handed two
rds to a tall powdered valet a tall
iwdered overfed and insouciant lont
ho was lounging against pillar and
oklng down contemptuously on the
orld at large
Mrs Cnlilington was he believed
< ome but Lady Braybrooke was
out so the visitor was ushered In
In the elegant double drawingroom of
iLPIcadllly Mansion a species of apart
ient to whleh Lonsdale for long past
Lfradbeen a straeger he glanced about
i lm for some traces of Melanies pres
l nee nor were they wanting
There was a watercolor sketch of a
ene on the Thames how well he knew
ie features of that locality I The wll
iws and the elms drooping over the
hlnlng water whereon the great white
lies floated the place where they had
o often met and last parted with all its
ssociations On the piano lay scattered
I everal pieces of music some by Chopin
i nd among others The Waltz of the
lngs Dragoon Guards all inscribed
i Lady Braybroke with the kindest
Isbes of Lord DOyleyso this kind
t thing had been t oing on for some
nw past
Halfcut novels and serials layabout
my were not much in the peers line
ut a cabinet photo of the latter in a
avilyf rogged coat with all his medals
d orders displayed occupied a place of
nour on a side table on a pretty little
ded easel which however might have
en Mrs Chilllngtons arrangement Yet
ciisdale eyed it darkly as it it had been
Dacoit by the Rangoon river
Near it in a Dresden China vase
as a bouquet of small red roses
onsdale remembered that just such
rose as one of them was
DOyleys buttonhole ss he drove
t and though it might have been
d glft of Mrs Cnlilington trifles
ght as air haunted the lovers mind
j < i were rather in the ascendant just
It chanced that a little before this time
r support of the ministry or some par
nlar members thereof ton the retire
tnt of that incapable body a huge batch
creations had as usual tasen place
Id among the latter now figured Sir
antagenet de Pogwasb Ent of Stoken
ss for his eminent services to the
ae in boiling up soap in unusual
antltles we presume
The blushing honours of the old soap
Ller of Battersea bad filled Mrs Chlll
ton with a general contempt for all
trers of knlchthood that was not hered
Fopbl she had said whatarebaro
s now
hus she aimed at higher game for Me
Ith Lonsdales cards in her hand Bhe
lingered for a moment at the rich
an portiere which hung before the
r drawingroom door and while un
by him a very cloudy and hostile
cselon Indeed hovered on her cer
y fine old face
e half crushed the cards in her angry
i band as she felt herself positively
ed by fate
was too bad to think that after all
deeming him safely dead and buried
ten she cared Tittle which by the
mese he should return thus looking
veil and handsome as ever to mar
laps her second ambitious plans and
es of being aunt to a peeress and so
er heart she bated pcor Lonsdale
I a most unholy bitterness
et nothing could equal the sweetness
brightness of her smile as sne came
ping forward and said with both her
ds held out
Welcome Captain Lonsdale or are
Najor now I do hope so To see
ian fresh from the seat of war espe
ono who has seen and escaped so
las you is indeed an excitement in
f orosalc days of ours
t bowed over the old hypocrites
and took a gilt chair she indicated
Ie story of your being killed was
painfully tragic she resumed
ntrue thank heaven Nothing
ysma T T TS
tragic happens now a days eh Captain
er Lonsdale
How difficult It was from her manner
to imagine what was really passing in her
snaky old heart while Mademoiselle
Clochette arranged her footstool and the
tripod table on which were placed her
fan scent bottles her knitting and pet
cur in a motherofpearl basket and then
withdrew to plunge into her raciest Zola
Indeed no one who looked on Mrs
Cnlilington and saw the suave expression
on her llneless old face her features
delicate and regular her sweet company
smile and careful costume with the
graceful cap of richest lace upon the
colls of her snowwhite hair could have
deemed what a hardhearted woman of
the world she was
And Lady Braybrooke is well I
hope said Lonsdele as if m a casual
wayOh yes thanks wonderfully so under
the circumstances Ah hers was a tragic
story if you choose poor dear Sir Bris
col You have heard all about his sudden
death of course a Ead fate a dreadful
shock to us all dear Captain Lonsdale
Buv I hope nay I am certain she
added with a waggish little smile that
my niece has got over it all now And
the ruby mines Captain Lonsdale she
resumed after a little pause I long so
much to hear about them Dont you
wish that you had cone with the troops
to the ruby mines
They were scarcely thought of when
we were before Ava replied Lonsdale
coldly for her manner irritated him
Ah indeed Then you have been in
town for some time
A little over a fortnight since I landed
at Portsmouth
At your club
Good thought Mrs Chilllncton
As the club his cards show is only s few
doors off a fortnight without making
any move to see Melanie infers that a
change has come over the spirit cf his
And tis thought gave her such intense
satisfaction that her smile became radi
ant Indeed
I thought Lady Braybrooke looked
pale said he after an awkward pause
You have seenher
Only driving along the street a few
minutes ago
Ab said Mrs Cnlilington greatly re
lieved London in summer is scarcely
the place for rosecoloured complexions
I fear It is becoming a dreadfully over
grown place and though delightful who
is it that says if we tase out of London
everyone and everything that is not Eng
lish little will be left behind
You will I trust give Lady Bray
brooke my kindest regards my best
wishes said Locsdale oblivious of her
remark and with a breas in bis voice
Mrs Chillineton was not slow to remark
the latter She made an impatient ges
ture with a small and still very beautiful
hand and thought it would be as well to
crush out any nonsense that might yet
be lingering in the memory of this tire
some lover
Your best wishes as an old friend
dear Captain Lonsdale you have heard
then I shall of course said she and
added in a confidential manner and with
her sweetest smile Her peculiar posi
tion her strange story ond her great at
tractions have made her an object of deep
Interest to many in her new circle but
perhaps to none more than her present
escort Lord DOvley who is of a very
romantic nature
Romantic thought Lonsdale almost
laughing In the old womans face while
thinking her remark to him was in exe
crable taste knowing all she did and all
she so cruelly ignored the present and
the past relations of himself and Melanie
Certainly he had never spoken with her
on that subject thusperhaDS with all her
aplomb and perfect self possession she
felt that she was at liberty to talk of Lord
DOyley with an ease that was cuttingly
cruel and suavely malicious
Irritated almost beyond good breeding
by the style she adopted and the tenor of
such hints as she would have made to no
other man he felt that he had a right to
say something In the way of protestation
and she knew and felt it too while inclin
ed to ignore any right or interest he had
In Melanie or her movements Thus he
began with a smile and manner as suave
as her own
But are you aware Mrs Chllllngton
that Lord DOyley Is a man whose ante
Ob I know all you would urge as a
friend Captain Lonsdale said she with
smiling precipitation but believe me
his lordship is better than many othf r
men and certainly I believe not worse
Every woman ot the world knows what
your sex is generally
Lonsdales face wore an expression of
dissent and disgust mingled but he held
his peace Could it be possible that
from underhanded influences such as
these Melanie so pure so good and
simple could tolerate a man with a repu
tation so unsavory as that of DOyley
whose name w s a byword from the
Curragh to Chowrlngher Of course she
could Know nothing about It or if she
did there must have come to pass mys
teriously some lamentable deterioration
on her part and in her views of mep
Fearing to hear more and loathing
what he had heard Lonsdale after a
mauvals quart dheure rose to retire
and his hostess rose too a hint that their
Interview was over as she rang the bell
Tomorrow is the day of the great Bo
tanic Fete said she bowing and smil
ing you will be there of course Cap
tain Lonsdale all the world will be oh
good morning
Good morning
Heaven old me to keep these two fools
apart for ever was the old ladys
prayer She said nothing of Lonsdales
call to Melanie when the latter returned
from the Row and took care to destroy
his cards thus as days had already
passed Melanie began to feel more than
ever justly piqued
Lonsdale gladly quitted the oppressive
atmosphere of Mrs Chilllngtons resi
dence and found himself once more alone
In the sunshine of Piccadilly but he
knew that Melanie was alone with that
man and in the face of society and
looking the while so provoklngly bright
smiling and happy Was this the result
of her new circle as her aunt called it
the new life she was leading
It might be so
It this abominable old woman is to be
our evil genius again thought Lons
dale as he walked sharply onward it
cannot be Melanies fault or If so Pope
was right
Womans at best a contradiction still I
Well well if so hey for India again
Mother Chllllngton spoke of the Botanic
Fete casually No doubt she will be there
and Melanie too So shall I
With all her mock effusiveness the
aunt had evinced no desire that he should
repeat his visit but Lonsdale cared little
for that omission Ho knew well the
dame of old
Hawksley a hansom cab cried
All right sir replied Dicks friend
the sergeant who had cow quitted the
R W F L W O Regiment to becomeja
commissionaire at the club while we
may add that Corporal Albert Edward
Gutters had for certain malpractices of
his own been relegated for a considera
ble term to the breezy locality of Dart
In a very mingled mood or in many
moods rathert Lonsdale was conveyed
swlftlyup Bond street through the net
work of narrow and shabby thorough
fares that lie beyond it to the outer
circle and thence to the Royal Botanic
Gardens where a scene was presented
of which old Marnock the designer of
them could not have dreamed
The season was summer The sott
warm air was apt to fill one with dreams
and sensations ot pleasure when a blue
sunny > haze partly obscured the distant
landscape the haze of heat and moisture
though violets yet lingered in the shadier
woods but the time we refer to now was
June is preeminently the month for
those privileged follies called flower
shows when the woods begin to wear a
Uniform tint of greenery But the flow
ers in all their beauty were secondary
to the wonderful effects of the fete at the
Bntanic which presented a coup
duU unthought of we say by
the worthy Robert Marnock a
North Tweeder we presume as the mid
night junketing amid myriads of Chinese
lanterns Roman candles and colored
fires in his old nurserygrounds while
the beauty and fashion of London gather
ed there in thousands to promenade to
flirt and listen to the music discoursed
by the bands of the Blues and Life
Guards and smiles and loveliness and
much real or incipient lovemaking
abounds on every side the latter more
than all in the quiet nooks and shady
places offered and afforded by the mode
in which these gardens are laid out
So skillfully has this been cone that the
spectator standing on any spot or emi
nence cannot possibly guess how far the
grounds extends for the ring of land has
become to the eye an epitome of a
boundless and varied expanse of open
If In the clear sunshine of day this is
the optical result how much more must
it seem so by night when added to all
the skillful effects of artificial lights and
colored fires the beautiful conservatory
becomes a temple of frosted silver and
the lomj rhododendron marquees turn to
flowering valleys that seem the abode of
At the sudden explosion of a maroon or
signal light at 10 p m the grounds be
came flooded with coloured flres that
brought out the foliage and peculiarities
of plants and trees from the lowly weep
ing willow to the tall and stately elm
while the bands of the Household Troop3
by the National Anthem proclaimed that
Royalty had come But it was neither to
see the latter nor watch scenic effects that
Montague Lonsdale sought that brilliant
fete He came to seek but one sweet face
that had haunted him for months and
months In places far away beyond the sea
and among all the thousands of lovely
girls around him he saw nothing of it yet
The utter solitude of being alone in a
vast and changing crowd composed of
groups and parties of mutual friends be
gan to oppress him after a time andhe
was on the point of turning irresolutely
awav when a familiar voice said
You here Captain Lonsdale Mon
tague what a delightful surprise
Then he suddenly found himself con
fronted by the bright smiling
face and the languishing kszel
eyes of tho coquettish Mrs
Musgrave nee Hilda Treraayne who was
promenading with Mrs Chiilington and a
gentleman The latter bowed and
moved on a little way when she at once
joined Lonsdale
This Is fortunate she resumed
beaming upon him I am so longing
for special India news Did you see papa
before you left for Europe Are you
direct from Calcutta
No Burmab
Of course You must tell me all
about the war it seems an age since we
parted at Suez continued the effusive
Hilda as she took Lonsdales arm and
looked up Into his eyes with the old
smile which he knew so well and many
others too but it was a light and
winning one nevertheless And now
tell me you have seen Melanie Lady
Braybrooke of course
Is she here he asked evasively
Oh yes every one is She Is here
with her new perhaps I should say old
admirer Your old flame you laugh at
the Idea now no doubt is one of the
sensations of the season but she will not
long ornament the rooms of the politic
aunt If rumors prove true
To all this prattle Lonsdale made no
reply He knew Hilda of old and how
capable she was of exercising all ber
powers ot mischief and fascination mar
ried though she was Thinking of this
be enquired for Mr Musgrave fearing he
was forgotten in the way of the balf
consclenced world In which they lived
Oh he is well thanks and at Bright
on fortunately she added in a low
voice with one of her old cclllades shot
from her whitelidded eyes but the
other Horaces little Amy is here I be
lieve and do you know she is most
amazingly in love with her own husband
though it Is said that people nowadoys
never do marry the right people What
funny old air is that which the Cold
stream band is playing she asked after
a brief pause
Love not
Ah very sensible title too
Because the thing you love may
change Does not the song say so re
plied Hilda with one of her silly but
certainly silvery laughs while Lonsdale
gave a species of start as he saw among
many others the familiar face he had
been in search of pass close by where he
and his companion stood half hidden
under the long branches of a drooping
willow near the aftlcflcial lake in which
the colored lights were brilliantly
It was the face of Melanie that soft
yet striking face so full of sweetness
and power tenderness and strength
strangely blended the face he had last
seen blistered with tears at their parting
place last but once when yesterday she
was with the same man who was in
attendance on her now
As she passed slowly with DOyley he
heard her voice It was only uttering
some commonplaces but how it thrilled
through him as It fell on his sensitive
ear There are women says a writer
to whom one can shut ones eyes and
listen for the sheer pleasure of sound
half inclined to laugh with the pleasure
without even heeding what they may say
as one listens to a conversation ot a
pious and sympathetic voice
Such a voice was Melanies and Lons
dale had ever felt It to be so but never
so much as when after a lapse ot anxious
and harassing time he heard it uttering
words that were of little Import and
were not addressed to him
She did not see him but DOyley Ig
norant of any part or tie between them
did and gave him a fnendly and selfsat
isfied nod as he and she moved on with
the passing crowd of promenaders
Bob DOyley as he was always called
in the K D Guards had been handsome
whenyo unc out dissipation good living
and hard drinking had sorely marred all
that There was a good deal of selfcon
sciousness and perfect aplomb of course
about him and every detail ot his dress
from his white cravat and pin to his tight
glazed boots was perfect a study fjfi
His features were small cut butJKavy
now his aquiline nose had bfcon
thick and crimson tinted his eyes wate
and leery whilehis bearing was jaujy
and his whole air that of a man whegpas
resolved to be still youngandwhotWugh
wellsaved in some respects had lived a
faster life than was good for him
You know Lord DOyleysaid Hilda
with a little surprise
Yes met Him in Calcutta replied
Lonsdale curtly
He Is so delightfully wicked
laughed Hildawho took in the whole sit
uation and enjoyed it exceedingly you
were witching them I saw
Lonsdale made no reply to this unpleas
ant speech
Dont they seem a handsome couple
asked the merciless Hilda who neither
forgot nor forgave Londales indifference
to herself particularly amid the many op
portunities afforded in the Pagoda to
Only one is very much older than the
other said he coldly
Ah but Melanie Talbot is an odd girl
she always rather affected elderlles
But Mrs Chllllngton says she will make
him a most suitable and charming wife
Wife Has he proposed are they
Dont you know Ob Montague of
couise not von have been so long in
Burmah and have not heard what her
own circle says but you will soon know
all about it Her allowance is to be cut
down to less than half if she marries
again I hear The selfishness ot the up
per ten even in dying is really disgust
ing Montague Is it not If a baronet is
one ot that upper circle which I dont
think Mrs Chllllngton admits now that
they have a higher rank in view
And in this more than vague way she
continued with her sweetest smiles to
stick pins and needles into her unhap
py listener
I would rather see Melanie dead than
the wife of such a man wos the latters
Hilda Mrs Musgrave said hewlth
an irritation he cared not to conceal now
are you aware of ail that your words in
fer to me
Under his angry eye her smile faded
I only know she replied falterlngly
that Lady Braybrookes name is mixed
up freely with tnat of Lord DOyley
under the influence guidance what you
will other aunt Mrs Chillington
I can easily believe that
I know he has come down to the
weakness of 5 oclock teas at Piccadilly
and he seems to be able to commaad her
society at will
Hilda was piqued indicnant now at
being taken to task
And I ever thought her perfect mut
tered Lonsdale to himself yet Hilda
heard or guessed the remark
Ah this comes of raising so much
upon Ideality the said In love we
picture the object as perfection yet have
often In the end only the prosaic reality
disappointment and deception Is it
not so she added while half percepti
bly pressing his arm with softlygloved
Once again Melanie and DOyley piss
ed him in the same place unnoticed in
the same gay promenade and it seemed
horrible unnatural
One fact seemed unpleasantly plain
She had married Sir Brlsco end seemed
ready enough if all he heard was true to
marry again and all this seemed for the
time being to bear but one interpretation
to him that she was doubly false
He might have followed Intercepted
and spoken with her ending perhaps that
tcte a tete promenade but Lonsdales
pride was alike aroused and crushed If
we may use a paradox He felt choking
He resolved to quit the fete and return to
bis rooms and he did so ignorant that
the Viscount bad casually mentioned his
name to Melanie as that of a brother of
ficer whom he had last met in Calcutta
and had just seen now
Seen thought the girl so we have
actually been in the same place almost
together yet never met Oh Amy is it
not horrid she exclaimed to ber friend
why was I not told sooner
He was too well engaged under the
willows with Hilda Tremayne Musgrave
1 mean said Mrs Chllllngton malici
ously if not coarsely and she left nothing
unsaid or unhinted to make it appear that
the laggard Lonsdale and the coquettish
Hilda were engaged in one of those petty
affaires du cajur for which the latter had
become so celebrated as one of the most
dangerous ot married flirts as she had
also bloomed into the dubious honor of
being a fashionable beauty and Lons
dale could not know that Melanie after
quitting the Botanic Fete had also gone
home to Piccadilly disappointed dis
gusted and grieved to the soul
Was it for all this sort of thing
thought Lonsdale that every hour I was
away from her and thousands of miles of
ocean rolled between us I seemed to be
eating my heart out and she was my first
thought in the morning and the last at
nlghi That I had nerve given me to en
dure and face all I faced and endured
among those d d Dcoits and savage
Burmese That I was spared to outlive
the deadly fever of the Rmgoon riverand
yet come home from tae land where so
many better fellows have lelt their bones
Surely not surely not
But bis melodramatic thoughts and
bull uttered speeches failed to soothe
him His heart was burning with a great
bitterness and anger In thi3 mood re
solving at once to start for the Continent
to spend the time till be could via
Brindisl and Snez return to the regi
ment he wrote that night to the Adjutant
General for the usual leave to travel
abroad that he might put the silver
streak between himself and his unfore
seen troubles
And as he and that blase dragoon Val
BUke had a little supper of devilled
plovers eggs and slightly iced champagne
the latter who saw be was cut up about
something said quoting some book
thouch he read little certainly
Dont be down on your luck about a
bill or a girl if possible I would advise
you avoid misanthropy Amuse yourself
with your fellow creatures make friends
of them make use of thfjm mako all you
can out of them but dont always Impute
bad motives to t em Or motives are
like ourselves a mixture That is my
advice to you old fellow
To be concluded next Keek
Those Who Dsobt Its Commands Will Be
Whipped Into Line
New York Jan 2G The Sua says
The sugar trust gave another evidence of
its power yesterday when it ordered
Moller Sreick Co to close their refin
ery One of the firm said that theshut
down would not occur until the raw
sugar on band had been used up In the
meantime the firm notified its em
ployes to look out for other jobs This
is the fourth sugar company that has
been closed since the sugar trust was
perfected in this city The other thtce
were The North River the Oxander
and the Havemtyer All are members of
the trust necessarily It was learned
that a movement is under way to bnild a
gigantic refinery in Philadelphia and the
supposition in lower Wall street is that
the new refinery will be used by the trust
to club recalcitrant Philadelphia refiners
who now refuse to join the trust
Consumption Surely Cured
lrf4S > the Edltoi ySeBje inform your readers
at hav0 SjR > tilve remedy for thftjabovo
namsjLttseiar y Us tlmelKuso thoasftds of
hopafpscaseipi ebeenpsraanentiretiTed I
Ehajfoe gladjb send twobMUes of aty remedy
F5fiW to an pi TfcrrgBKs irBefriflvo con
sumption ICThey tnBTScDilfsWUi lr Express
and P O address Bespectfolly Cr
TABLOCUJlMaltresri SWafewToik
A Well Furnished Brain a Necessary
Adjunct to Trained Fingers in a
Womans Vorkshop
Suggestions as to Skirt Slesres and
Corsage for the Amateur Styles
from Far Countries
Ilomo Not the Place Where Ignorance Is
Bliss After Experience a Sad
leeson Notes
Oscar Wilde has recently spoken In de
nnTTTHTlT mllltslre Is sharply pointed In front
with net or lace gathered full below and
fastened at the left side under a fluffy bow
I without ends
Sklrts of crossbarred Bengallne and
watered silk are fashionably worn with
polonaises or basques and draperies of
cashmere of harmonious and contrasting
Red and white continue to be favorite
colors for ball dresses Simple distinc
tion of toilette and its entire fitness and
freshness are desirable requisites More
than ever one must have shoes stock
ings and accessories to match
A favorite gown for evening wear for
young ladies is pompadour muslin with
broad stripes of Valenciennes lace i
novel fabric With tnis tissue straight
dresses are made but slightly or not at
all draped ever an uuderdress of white
fense of those educated women who have J f t KSn S
given their time and talents to dressmak
ing and are by their intelligent methods
creating a revolution in this important
department cf work That his brave
words are spoken to a woman who claims
that other avenues arc open for the edu
cated and that this work shoald be left to
those who have more limited spheres of
industry Is not a matter of surprise but
thoughtful women should be grateful to
him of the lily and the sunflower that he
so well advocates the bringing of skill
and culture into the workshop of women
Those who remember the ungainly figures
of fifty years ago when stiff stays and un
yielding bodices rendered grace of action
an Impossibility will see in the ease and
perfectly adjusted seams of the modern
dress sufficient reason to insistthat dress
making is a fine art and that a modiste
should be accorded a place among artists
A well planned costume requires not
only a painters eye for color and
adaptability but also a sculptors
knowledge of curve line and just propor
tion Nor does the requirement stop at
this there must be sucn a relation main
tained between the laws of beauty and
those of health that science ss well as art
shall indorse the perfect fitness of its en
tirety Then is it vain to say that the
designers of what women shall wear
should be educated cultured persons
whose skill and talent will supply work
to the mere manual worker Women owe
Mrs Lanctry a debt of gratitude for hav
ing Introduced the jersey showing by its
easy adjustment the possibility of a per
fect fit with comfort whch is in fact the
art of dressmaking This art lies In a
system of cutting by which certainty of
correct measurement is assured and then
by careful basting so that the various
parts are not stretched bnt are accurately
adjusted and fitted to each other The
tahorraade gown is in no sense a piece
of guessworK but is as mnch the resuit
of mathematical calculation as any struct
ure where parts make the whole
A growing preference has been mani
fested by many women for men dress
makers and the tailormade gown in its
precision is the result of the choice a
stiff mannish costume curveless and des
titute ot grace tbat has for a time dis
placed a more feminine conception A
revolution is slowly taking place in a
gradusl return to tbe modiste who will
uo for the lemale form that for which the
man dressmaker falls to see a necessity
Whatever the form may be he fits it per
fectly but woe to the flatbreasted or nar
rowhipped he sees no way of Improve
ment If one wants a coat he can make it
but a gown had better be left In the hands
of a woman who can feel another womans
wants building up a lacking fullness of
bust drawing soft folds across the hips
and thus by hiding defects or bringing
Into notice fine points satisfying that
universal longing in the heart of all
women to look well
In the matter of skirts fashion can
never insist upon set styles The skill of
the costumer is in the art of draping and
the method can never be stereotyped She
knows a slender woman can wear fullness
on the hip while stout women can only
have a few folds across the front and
that for both there must be a caretnl
avoidance of drawing the skirt too tightly
across the knee
Plain round skirts arc much liked they
are now worn a little longer than formerly
being just short enough to escape the
ground Narrow plaiiings around the skirt
are no longer fashionable but for eco
nomicrejeons are worn only the tiniest
bit is allowed to show below the drapery
In making foundation skirts two inches
of extra lencth should be allowed in the
back for the bustle and two for each
steel If panels are worn they must be
mounted on this skirt before the skirt is
Demitrained skirts are in great favor
this winter for afternoon reception
dresses and dinner gowns The fronts
are made in the Dlrectolre style flat
from belt to foot without hip drapery
and are laid in irregular pleats that la
the middle being broader than all the
others A broad trimming crosses thp
foot and may consist of a ruche or pinked
flounces but is more often a brocaded
border woven in the three breadths of
the front and sides or else it is of very
rich lace or passementerie placed flat
with its scalloped or pointed edge turned
Short basques are now popular al
though polonaises are by no means in
frequently worn These are sometimes
made with pointed yokes cf velvet with a
deep pointed girdle at the wafct and are
quite pretty for slender figures Round
walsted bodies are arranged with a scarf
flcbu on one side of the front and loops
of ribbon tapering to a point on the other
Shdulder braces are now worn on plain
bodies These are cut bias passing over
the shoulders the end3 sloping to a
point front and back and fastened beneath
a beaded girdle They also form bretelles
without a girdle These are but copies
ot Swiss Italian and Norwegian styles as
they are seen in pictures of peasant
women Thus it is that from all sources
ideas are sought to gratify the caprice of
the hour and to render dress attractive
and becoming
Movable wa istcoats are a useful fashion
well followed
Polonaises grow more and more in
favor and are preferably of wool over
silk or velvet skirts
Long soft vests of silk gauze have a
frill of lace at the left side and many
drooping bows of brocaded ribbon
The theater bonnet most approved is
pale tinted compact hlh trimmed in
front and stringless in most cases
Fine broadclotbs and ladies cloths are
said to be used In Paris for bridesmaids
dresses and sometimes even for bridal
Very young women wear as a finish to
higher corsages wide high collars of silk
muslin or narrow puffs of crepe llsse
ending In a bow behind
A fold ot llsse on white moire ribbon
or the new metaledged ribbon alone
Is chosen for the neck and wrists upon
occasions that approach fall dress
White ribbon folded or barely show
ing the edge and ending in a tiny bow
outside is still the fashion for the neck
and sleeves of dark woolen gowns
Some of the new polonaises have
pointed yokes of Lyons velvet with a
deep pointed cirdle of the same at the
waist These are pretty upon only
slender figures
Fashion prophets say crinoline will be
back in all its balloonity within a year
and that the bustle Is fast being driven
away to make way for It
A deep bond ol silk tr ribbon a la
loops of ribbon tapering to a point on the
other are decided favorites A tasteful
maun r also of varying the style of a plain
bodice a revival Is the wcariDg of
shoulder braces
Pinking Is one of the most popular
modes of finishing cloth and heavy wool
en dresses Intended for street wear The
patterns of the pinking are varied the
familiar notched scallops being used in
various sizes but a vineleaf shaped
pinking In scallops about an inch wide is
newer and very effective
Turbans in graceful shapes arc exceed
ingly popular this season There are a
variety of styles and many becoming
models Turbans a e appropriately worn
on nearly every occasion the simple or
the elaborate style of their garniture de
ciding the question of their appropriate
ness for visiting promenade or traveling
The very latest coiffure which ns yet
is neither a hit nor miss Is to bring the
hair to the top of the head and then
braid it in a Grecian plait letting it stand
up rather high if becoming to the profile
The ends must curl and fall as they will
carelesslybut not covering the nape of the
neck A ribbon passes around this braid
it is pinned down behind with a diamond
pn and is tied either in front or at the
side with a small bow
Black is again in favor for costumes
with those who wear colors but as a
rule is used for the basque and drapery
only over a colored underskirt The
unkerskirt Is usually of a heavier fabric
plush cloth or velvet and frequently the
color is employed for the accessories of
the waist The drapery is very long so
that little of the skirt is visible and
variety is off jrded by finishing the lower
edge in scallops points or square tabs
Home is the sscred refuge of life It
is rare to find a sentence more replete
with truth or beauty and yet side by side
with It stands this other truth tbat home
is what the Inmates of the house make
It a comfortable haven a hallowed spot
around which in after years shall cluster
sacred memories or a prison house
where women must stay and from whence
men go to seek diversion and endeavor in
clnb life to obtain thai relaxation they
fail to find at home
It is much the fashion to lay upon the
vfite the blame of any uninvitingness
homo life may possess but while she hie
an important place not on her alone de
volves the responsibility of making IS at
tractive It is only in a united household
where thoughts impulses and desires are
thoroughly entwined that it is reasonable
to expect to find the joys that inspired
a poets song A light rematk of a gay
girl as she passed in busy chat witn a
congenial comrade elicited this bit of
moraliz ng and a mental picture resulted
therefrom I know nothing of house
wtrk and I dont mean to learn well
board And yet the passing listener
knew that not long hence this
young girl would stand at the Jclar and
pledge herself to devote her life
to home making Where lay the fault of
this shameless ignorance Much of it at
the door of the patient enduring mother
who in mistaken love for her daughter
delighting in her freshness her youth and
her beauty had become her willing drudge
until this home education had developed
a selfish exacting young woman whose
husband must endure the penalty of her
ignorance and wbose utter incapacity for
makinghis home a sscred refuge would
finally drive him from this mockery of a
home to places and scenes the very men
lion of which must wring from the eyes
of a wife tears cf bitterness
Mother stays In the kitchen and daugh
ter in the parlor The latter paints a little
drums a few meaningless tunes reads
fewer books and lives on like a parasite
utterly ignorant of every detail of home
duty and cherishing a growing hatred of
all kind of useful labor Yet like the
young womin each expects to be a wife
and a mistress of a home and little reck
ons she of the sore mortification that
awaits her or of the ead consequences
that will inevitably follow when the tired
wageearner comes home to a disorderly
house and inedible meals
If mothe rs could be induced to share
their burdens with the boys and girls of
the family assuming their proper place
as directors rather than worker the
ideal home would be more attainable
and both boys and girls better fitted for
the home building by and by
Bread making ought not to interfere
with ladylike accomplishments and
there are hopeful signs that the day Is
dawning when girls will be as much
ashamed of Ignorance of domestic affairs
as they would be of a want of the rudi
mentary branches In school life
If mothers would teach their girls and
train their boys so that together they
would know how to do work and how to
prevent unnecessary doing husbands and
wives a decade hence would furnish a
realization of the poets utterance quoted
at the beginning of this article and the
universal testimony of men and women
would be Theres no place like home
Dainty dessert Grate a fresh cocoanut
Beat the whites of five eggs to a stiff
froth Add one pint of thick sweet
cream and sweeten to taste Beat all to
gether till very Ught Sarve with cake
and berries
Cocoanut caramels Take two pounds
ot sugar two teacups of grated cocoanut
half a pint of milk and two teaspoons of
extract of lemon boll until stiff pour on
buttered tins and mark in squares
Ginger cake One and onehalf cup3
molasses onehalf cup brown sugar
same of butter and sweet milk one tea
spconful each of soda ginger allspice
and cinnamon three cups sifted flour
Cookies Two heaping cups of sugar
one half cop of lard one cup of butter
milk dissolve one teaspoonf ol of soda
and two of baking powder lu the butter
milk flavor with lemon flour enough to
roll easy
Cerealine Cakes Take three cups of
cerealine arid wet with two cups of milk
add one beaten egg a teaspoonfnl ot
baking powder and a pinch of salt mix
thoroughly Bake brown on a griddle
greased with butter Serve with honey
or syrup
Broiled Beefsteak Flotten with a
wooden spoon and broil upon a buttered
gridiron over a clear fire lay upon a hot
dish and season with pepper salt and
butter Cover with a hot dish five minutes
before it is carved
Banana Jelly Soak half a box of gela
tine in half a pint of cold water add
half a pint ot boiling water hall a cup of
sugar and a cup of wine stir thoroughly
and strain Into a mold wet with cold
water when partly cold stir in twelve
bananas sliced thin
Breakfast Mufnas To make good
breakfast muffins cream together one
cupful of butter and one cupful of sugar
add three eggs and one pint of milk stir
ring well then add one quart of wheat
flour with two teaspoonsfuls of baking
powder and one cupful of yellow Indian
meal Bake in muffin rings in a hot oven
Cream cske One cup of butter two
cups of sugar whites of two eggs three
and a halt cups ot flour one cup ot
sweet milk one teaspoonfnl of soda one
teaspoonfnl cf cream of tartar For the
cream Oae pint of sweet milk sweet
ened to the taste yolks of three eggs
thicken with flour to the consistency of
custard flavor with lemon This amount
make3 two good sized cakes
Cold lemon pudding One half box of
gelatine soaked in four taolesooonfuls of
water for ten minutes add a pint of boil
ing water j nice of two lemons one cup
of sugar strain and set away to cool
When cold stir in the whites of three
well beaten eggs A thin boiled custard
or thick sweetened cream can be used to
pour over this pudding
Excellent Graham Biscuits Take tbree
cups ol Graham flour one cup ot wheat
flour two large teaspoons of baking pow
der well mixed with the flour rub m
two large tablespoons of butter a little
salt half a cup of sugar one beaten egg
and enough sweet milk cold to make a
soft dough roll out cut with oiscult cut
ter and bake Immediately
Apples for Luncheon Peel end core
twelve apples put them in a baking can
and fill the cavities with sugar Pour
water over them so that it will be about
half an inch deep in the dish Bake In a
good oven Make an omelet of four eggs
and four tablespoonfals of milk and
when the apples ere done pour it over
them Return to the oven and bake for
ten minutes Serve hot grating a little
nutmeg over the apples
Pressed Corned Beef After serving
corned beef at dinner while yet warm
chop up fat and lean togetherj not very
fine only so the fat and lean may be even
ly mixed stir in enough dry mustard to
flavor it and put it in an oblong tapering
baking pan Plsce on it another pan of
the same size and In the pan set two or
three flitirons as a weight and let it
stand over night The next day it will
turn out a good loaf from which slices
may be cut
Knights of Jfjthtas Bnspended
Throughout Pennsylvania
Cincinnati Ohio Jan 28 Hon
Howard Douglass supreme chancellor
of the Snpreme Lodge of the Knights of
Pythias of the World nas Issued his
edict in the case of the Grand Lodge of
Pennsylvania in these words after recit
ins the previous tctlon taken
Now therefore I Howard Douglass
supreme chancellor of the supreme lodge
of Knights of Pythias of the world do Is
sue the following order that the grand
lodge of Knights of Pythias of Pennsylva
nia fTm and after this date is hereby
suspended and all its powers and func
tions as said grand lodgeimsnatiug from
the supreme lodge of Kcights of Pythias
ot the world are revoked and lecaled
and its actsss grand lodge or of its c Ul
cers during its recess cease to be legal or
of any force or effect
The date of older is January 27
Mr Douglass has also issued an ad
dress to members of the order of Knights
of Pythias ot the grand jnrisalction of
PdEnsylvanls la which he rets forth In
detail the entire proceedings He th > n
says that the members of the order > fte
now under the direct supervision of the
officers of the Supreme lodge and he di
rects lodges to give expressions of their
loyalty to the supreme authority He
also asks for reports from lodges and
promises after receiving this to take the
necessary steps to remove the present
difficulty He declares the day has gone
by for officers of the grand lodge of the
state ot Pennsylvania to be greater than
the order of Knights of Pythias
Galveston Forms ku Association to Boy it
All Up
Special to the Gazette
Galveston Tex Jan 27 At a meet
ing of prominent business men today the
Galveston Wool Factory Association was
formally organized for the purpose of
establishing a permanent market for wool
in this city The following wellknown
business men are identified with the new
syndicate Laou Blum W L Moody
B S Willis J E Wallls Harris
Kempner F Lammers J D
Skinner and J D Rogers agent
The association elected Messrs Lim
mers Kempner and Rogers as an execu
tive committee to conduct the business
Consignments of wool will be solicited
from every section of the state The
syndicate is a strong one financially and
can command money enough to make the
usuaL advances on the entire wool clip of
Texas which would require several mil
lion dollars Local capital will be em
ployed in making these advances The
association is arranging for a very large
storage capacity in anticipation of a
heavy business
A Prominent Physician of Cats County
Shoots Himself
Special to the Gazette
Atlanta Tex Jan 29 On yester
day evenUg about 3 oclock while out
hunting Dr J J Davis an eminent phy
sician of this county accidentally shot
himselt while getting over a fence with a
shot gun the discharge entering just over
the left temple tearing away all the front
of his head producing death instantly
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