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THE WASHINGTON TIMES,' SUNDAY, APRIL 14, 1895.
11 HmeriGan Gats Hre GIbubf WHAT AN ENGLISH CAT SHOW MAN SAYS OP THEM. T'hey Are More Tractable. The Feline Bxliibition in New York. oJ (Gepyrigbt, 1S95, by Bachcller, Johnson &. Baclu-llar.) OMING licre to .America, as a rep resentative of our Cat Cluba Cat Snows of Loudon, toobseive the first large cat show in tbe Vwled States, I am impressed in the beginning with certain differences lietween English and Yankee pussies. Is England we look for beauty of coat, slae. and regularity of feature, using eer tH Madals of beauty ffr a cat's head, as for a human liead. But you. In America, look ftw ail llii and more too. You ask for a uoantwifi linen's . tricks, a Ood carriage of the bead and pawn; and more than that ye want a musical voice. Just fancy! .Asfcioe: for a sweet nieaoa in a feline com Prku aad requiring that she shall ask for Iter food and indicate her joy in certain -leNesef minor or inujor! In Borland, the most accomplished cat I over met and I speak of bera'Miiiitiiitance witta H pride Ijekmged to Lidv Randolph CtwroMll. It Mas a mal anprora, with out siwrt. ad with a particularly running faoe. Her nose was a little shorter than tlie general breed or these cats, and there was a wry broad Apace bet .reen lier eyes. TWs leated oemmttn senge, her owner ItnaH)' said Tlie oat was bought rr tlie late Lord Randolph Churchill during that lat year or two wlien tlie strung nitad railed and every erfort was made t unwse Mm. He was afraid of dogs. Elsie Claws had a cat that would trail after horlikeados.socloaeasalinosttobestepped upon. But, as a rule, cats will not follow. They cannot be taught it like dogs. I notice that American society ladlo3 buy angoras, and that their price is vory great. Thinking to get points upon this subject for home comparison I dropped into an animal store to price cats. The cheapest was $30. "But, madnme, we will pay back 55 each for the kittens," the shop woman assured me. It is a wondor to me that more persona do not go into tho busi ness of raising choice cats. About tlie tones of a cat's voice there Is much to ay. If cats are well fed they men on more Kidly, ye', not eo sharply By this I mean that a small, hungry kitten cracks her voice pleading for something to cat and she can never get it back again. There is always a j-harp, disagreeable note to tlie meajhu, tlie sharurasplng note that brings many a kick for ttit"btreet. cat. But if a kitten is well fed she will not have Uils note at all. In fact, her first mcaou will 1h' one of terror when she climbs too high, or one or oy at Melng her plate of milk. When her milk dish is in sight she will give a long, plaintive wail that has been copied again and again by the young women who play the violin. 1 notice in this country a fondness for the poll parrot, and that, on account of the pet bird, many families can keep no cat. This is more than a pity. In England we liavc parrots in great profusion, bringing Uiem from Australia and tho tropical islands where every one goo pleasuring wj' U birds of brilliant plumage, canaries, linnets, love birds, etc. And wc also keep pet cat.s The truth is that instead of separat ing the two races of animals, we have taught themto live together in unity and happiness. You do not banish your dog because thcie are orchitis growing in your house Ibnt wild dogs eat. uomorethenshould your pet bird suffer from your cat. In tlie second generation or domestic cats a bird is ne er molested: and 1 was amused to note that in the home of Mr. Neilson, a Kilter c.f Frederick Gebhnrd, and a woman the fame of who.- pets has traveled around tile world", there is a broad shelf, upon one corner of which there rests a silken cushion for a pet cat. In the middle or the shelf is :i squirrel cage, upon tlie other end a sunny spot for a white bull pup, while overhead' hang several singing canaries in a gold cage The whole is saved from menagerie effect by the daintiness of the., pxv ntments and the beauty of the animals. There is in New York, they tell me, a Mrs. niching, who has an enormous large tortoise shell cat that will eat noth ing but flounders. They are bought fresh every duy, fried to a delicate brown, placed upon a plate which is put upon a wooden soap box over which a clean napkin is spread. As a precaution To-dau'8 Styles ; On Farads FASHION LEANINGS TUB EAS TER SHOW' WILL INDICATE. Ellen Cjsbom Chats of Fash ionable Colors and Combinations. - JWp tenlay a tall, slight, fair girl wore blue silk sprayed with a smalt yellow flower, while through that ran a black stripe, very fine but very distinct. The skirt had adeep ruffle of blacktulleciiughtwlth black satin rlblx.ns. The wtijst has a Eoft face front of black chiffon and a girdle of black jet, while tho squnfc'ltit corsage is fin ished with a plain bnmlQf jct.mosteffective against the white skin. Black btiedc gloves and a fan of pale blue and black feathers carry ant the idea. Another turqunisp blue waist is worn with a perfectly plain black skirt. The bodice here is of blue silk, cuf l6Sv, gathered full tn the front down to .the1 waist and held in with a soft bow of blue velvet. The Gosy Lining In Irish Lodgings IT'S A LITTLE DIRTY, BUT IS VERY PICTURESQUE. Copyright, 1895, by Bachcller, Johnson & Bache'ler. HEN Easter Sun day is past you will nee Fine leghorn straw hats with long feathers on each bide and a ounch of feather tips ovr tic fore head The brim bendsdowutomeet tlie eyes in front jiid nlinott to the nape of the neck behind. Yellow straw hats with inle gieen rib bon rosettes, black ostrich plrme on one side, two white cues on the other. Black btraw toques with, jellow jonquils under the brim, wired rolls of jellow ribbon standing up over the crown in rioublo bows. Black straw picture hats with black pleated chiffon to cil the brim, ai d great bunches of shaded rotes lot trimming? . The "new man" ib po r.g Iitfo millinery, and the itfulrs of his eiforts aie apparent -J in the prefent very original mixture of colors. Sometimes coven hues are reen on one hat. Black, cream, and orange are a usual combination. Black, green, pink, andyellow deserves to be called lashionnblc. On the whole, the new man is to he con- IN BLACK AND TURQUOISE BLUE. sleeves are immense bouffant affairs just to the elbows, where the long black gloves meet them. The prettiest evening dress thnt I have seen tills week was a very pale yellow chilfou. The fckirt was accordion plaited, and had not evea an edge oflace, while the bodice was gathered roll over a yellow Bilk Hnlig lrom the throat to the waist, and tied with very heavy deep yellow satin ribbons. As the lining was cut low the tulle made a prttty covering Jor the girl ish shoulders, and the full tleeves of chif fon were held in at the elbows with tho same ribbon used on th? waist. The young wearer, with her dark eyes, and dark heavy hair arranged with a yellow rose at Matt Crini Describes Celtic Landladies Novel Ex perience in Dublin. A 1 Vk C A. HAPPY FAMILY. talffiag a siHMcn terror at the Fight or litem. Mad Utm Anpora just ideated him. Bke -was aeai frotw India ly an officer in ttet country. wto bad taken her parents tbece jpearaa before. Nw, lineage, in a est, as weU a real folks, depend largely ufn lite r.wntr of years thrugh wlrieii MMfiratir caa be traced. If there are por timtat of grandparents and grent-gr&itd-Itateots. en much tite better, while if the minrdrr has been recorded still further ImtAz, h becomes a really royal cat. ootttOMtKling a high pnoe, and not easily purotoaoaitie. Te Radolth Cburchill cat, whose name, as itealy as I can recall it, was an abbreviation of Blenheim in some peculiarly t wWt frra, had a log l.neage. Her motteer had lxen a watch cat. able to keep Mrd over a tent, meaoumg if a strange siei caaite, and, of course, her children wew very bright. "Go play tbe piano," with ttit8ChuvbrU cat, brought an immediate walk lackand fort h over t lie ky bof the baby gntttd in tbe boudar. "Now sit for j'our liictire."nieftnttoassmea demure position wit paws in line, tail neatly cuneuarouna tlie Hud paws, and head nicely beut to one side as it 1-jing to "look pleasant." In tM6 coantrj- I have had the pleasure of wit Messing the tnoksof many wonderful cats. "VVhttein Washington I saw a cat m theTreas ury iMilkliiig. l)4oiiging lonobody except the cierfca rUor, go thiough a n-markable per fonuanoe. Ilia name was Tom, and when mitiresMHl he qaiekly responded, waking out of thesoaadestsleei) to go to ward thebpeaker Several thoes to "fa7e" him, as tlie clerks 8M. they would sing tlie words of "Tombig lwe Ittv-," to see Mr. Tom waken andsbow intereflt in his surroundings. "Tom. it's dhmer time," suhl a very pretty girt clerk. AiHl at once Tom walked acrobs the room, reached ap with bis paws to a tin pail, clawed it down and came bringing it in bis month. The orfice boy was then sent for anltk.- fl&l8o saw Tom climb to a tall il5Ceat at the cry of "hand-organ," (be Mjig i passionately fond of music; and (Slinkiwnder a desk at the words, '"here's a dag-' " I tiave seen in the Gentlemen's Riding Club, of New York,aprcitybightno doubt witnessed by many visitors to Gotham. Jt was an angora curled In the depths of a gentiemaii'bbilk hat. The silk hat was the property of a wealthy bachelor and the agaliwtthewnterbug.bomi' times foundinthe pantrv where the tortoise cat cats, the dish is placed in a pan of water so that not a bug can crawl in. Several times people visiting the houselwld have declared that the cat would eat as well if the flounders were served in any other way. But Tom has starved himself two days at a time waiting for his ilean dish, his browned flounder, and bis table cloth. In London there lives a certain eccen tric woman who aims at the training of the domestic cat. To teach pussy not to rear dogs or to attack little ones, sne places pictures of giant dogs, and statues or tnem all around her rooms, and invari ably upon the accession of kittens places 5fIMl2l s?&gM5K. iSSewS35 JSa-T'TW iS8&&&:&e ffsm iW (Copyright, 1895, by Bachcller, Johnson & Bachcller.) E HAD always talked of going abroad and living in lodgings. Life seemed so pic t u r e s q u e, so antque and un Amerlcan when placed in the en virons of a Lon don lodging house for instance, that 'V5' w Innireri to ex perience it3 delights. "Now in our opportunity," oald the lady, when we found ourselves in Dublin for two months. "Wc deslro to live inex pensively " "But Huh Is not London," the companion objected, thinking or Dickons and David Copperfield. "No, but living in lodgings seems to be quite the thliiR in Dublin," remarked tlie man. "We might go out and look at soma now," reaching for his hat. "Wo did. but not finding what we wanted, concluded to advertibc. How the repllies poured m, and what beautiful lodgings they described! But, alas, it was only on paper and in the imagination of the writers. Such dirt nial aturmess and bareness as we found would fill a blue book. The man lieeame disgusted and fell out of the race, but the lady and the companion persisted in Ihcbcarch, as women will when carry ing out a pet scheme. They were lieoom ing faint-hearted, when by the merest AUM POPULAR SHOPPING PLACE 416 Seventh Street. u I SUIT DEPARTMENT. S748 $4-68 $8.98 $3-98 Block and Navy Blue Cheriot Tailor-mado Suits, flttiug jack ets and lull B'xlrt; $9.&0 value; ilonday Cropon and bergo soparata Skirts, lined throughout and stilToaod pleat back; Monday.. Ilour12.Uand 151)0 high grade Cropon bklria; choice now Various styles double and rip ple Capes In bilk and Cloth, -north $o.00 and iC GO, ilouday.. PARASOLS. ' The Nev Things Now Open White and colored. Cblffoaand Silk Iiufned ParasoJs, lino han dles, worth $100 tofiOO.... Close Kollitsg Changeahlo Silk Fun Umbrellas; very now and fetching; T7orthi5 50 batln btriped irancy Ku riled Parasols, white and all colors; gn SIcnday tfl-Oy One lot Children's Changeable Silkrarasol3,al30.oIoredSatin; Anc ctolco ilonday 4" IN BOOK DEPARTMENT. $3-59 $4.48 88c 50c 1.00 75c 75c 'Maroella," 35c. Now complete edition ot "MnrcelJa," by lira. Humphrey r "Ward; our price. 35- SILKS. Elogant new designs la Fancy Silks, regular $1 goods, all colorings, marked now . . Tbe nev Pelisse bilk, vnriooa colors tho C5e quality marked now....... ..... A grand quality Peliaae bilk, never shown under $L2j the vfinl tnaxtnd Jlonday .. ..... A line of new designs la Fancy Taffeta bilks a special ly nice quality . -i DRESS GOODS. A line of very desirable 98c Black Crepons, 43 Inched wido marked for Monday Our regular I. Crepon. 4S eT c inches wide Monday -b5-1 D S styles In 45-inch Crepons. silk striped, si 75 goods mark- iT ,c edfor3londay Px,ltJ &Mneh English Broadcloths, heavyweight, nice for Capes or suits, regular prlco $1 7CC Monday. J TOILETS. Murray & Vanman's Large Florida Water -- 42c Household Ammonia, Double strength Sheffield's Creine Dentifrice. 8-inch heavy Rubber Combs, 25c grade Talcum Powder, best, per box . Java Hire Powder, per box. ....... .. Pozzoni's Powder, per box. 3-quart Hot Water Bottles. 2-quart Fountain Syringe, 4 pipes... 4c ISc 10c lie 21c 31c 75c Sic BARGAINS DAILY AT KA J iVI o 7th St. msmmmM Annual Spring Sale of "SEE THE GEOKGEOUSNESS OF THE YELLOW LAMP SHADE." ONE OF THE NEW BLOTJ3ES. DOMESTIC COMFORT. them where their first plaything will bo a ball of paper tied to the tail of a plaster or Paris do-r. This is but a faddish Illustration, but itFhows that the domestic cat has much to learn and is capable of learning it. Since there h talk about bringing cats from the far West Tor the cat shows of tlie future and from all parts o f the country, we may yet see in New York pet cats from the home of thnt California heiress, Miss Fair, who makes her own cat collars. I'm told, and takes her pets to walk witb lier by the half dozen. AN ENGLISH WOMAN. o GOLDEN EGGS AND MUSHROOMS. gratulated on boIdnrFs and fertility. Now that women are irEpectors of street clean ing, insurance agents and the like, it's high time for men to take to millinery. The newest veils are interesting. The Easter novelty is along veil of white Mechlin lace, which is hlightly frilled in front and reaches the chin; no more. It is tied at the back and the ends falliver the neck. Black figured net lathe standby. It Is the best veil there is for the picture hat, but chenille goes better with toque or capote. Dotted veilshurt the oye hut that is an old Story and one thathas nevercountedngainst them. Eyesareofnocoiiscqueneefromsonie points of view. one slde7 was'onc of the most striking tures or a brilliant evening. pic- Thc spring blouse has TirM place in every right-minded girl's affections. A particu larly cleverone, o which the artist liasgtven you a picture is made in pale pink crepon. gauged about the neck and loosely gathered at the waist under a belt of green velvet. Tho full, short sleeves have rosettes at the elbows, and bows with long ends of green velvet ribbon trim the waist at the left hand side. IJut that Is for a grand occasion. For tennis or boating or the hundred and one vacation uses a figured blue flannelette is more suitable. It is made with three box pleatsdown the front and wit ha bandcollar, smartened with a bow of dark blue ribbon. The sleeves are full and gathered i nt o narrow cuffs, and the Iwdy of the blouse bags jiibt theveneEttririe,asthewayofallfashionable blousesisthisspring. A. FIN DE SIECLE FELINE. angon Iwlonged to the riding teacher who bn. igfct It to amuse the little ones of that Bwel! organisation. T3iKn being taunted wit'i Stauue. bbame," the angora crawled out wtttooat upsetting the bat, but snarling at j 11 near by as H very loath to give up her folding lied. In a window on Fifth avenue I noticed a ten queer sight, and one which made me Two Dishes Which Arc Declared by an Ex pert to Be Finest Works of Art. Mushrooms are treasures in the hands of Invent ive cooks, who recognize that they af ford possibilities beyond the delicious butter basted grill or cunning mixture with kidneys or chicken. Mushrooms impart a subtle fla vor and a richness to soups and stews and they are invaluable asentrees. "Autolicus" in the Pall Mall Gazie gives two dainty recipes worthy of adoption: "The reigning sultana in the mushroom's harem is, we are tola, the bnlliaut golden egg. Sweet sym phonies in brown and gold arc the dishes thelrunionyields. OcufsbrouiUesaux cham pignons has not the very name a pretty sound? It is a delight best .suited to the midday breakfast, a joyous course to-follow the anchovy salad, the eel well smoked or whatever dainty hors d'oeuvre may stimu late to further appetite. "The eggs, scrambled and rivaling the buttercup's rich gold, are laid delicately on ensp toast and presenta couch , soft as do wn, for a layer of mushrooms. Let Raskin rave of Turner's sunsets, let the glory of the Venetians 1? favorite tug among art critics, but when did Turner or Titian or Tintoret invent a finer scheme of color than egg and mushroom t bus combined for thegreater hap piness ot the few? A silver dish or one of the rarest porcelain should bs tranic for a picture so perfect." And then, again "Creatures of infinite resource, eggs and mushrooms meetincases A pretty blonde girl has an Easter drees vou may like to hear about. It is or pale blue cloth, with one of thoee new skirts that areall seams. Downcachseamrunsathread or jet passementerie. The Iwdice is tailor fitting: it opens behind and over it is worn a short cape covered w ith jet passementerie. A black chiffon ruche forms a full collar at Spring capes take it upon themselves now and then to be most brilliant in coloring. There are butterfly things of shot silk, accordion plaited, and idgt-d with jet or passementerie. Then there are the hooded capes in blue and green ard golden brown cloths, with tartan UningH. The jacket which goes is tight-fitting in the back. It has a turn-down collar and revere open ing in front over the bodic worn under neath. It has full gigot sleeves pleated into the arra-hoh's. Plainer tailor-made Jackets are in tlie market, and are at once smarter and Inconvenient to wear over high sleeves. An evening cape for spring is a pale blue accordion pleated motissellne de soie put on to a plastron of black bilk covered with guipure. On each ehoulder is a ribbon which is caught up in loops, then taken down to the inist, where it Is knotted again, the ends falling down over the ekirt of the costume. ELLEN OSBORN. -AT- 622 G Street Northwest. Opposite tlie City Posi-jfrire. to cwver Advances, Storage, Repairing, etc. Posi tive and Peremptory Sate by Catalogue, of a Lars;e As mneut of over THE NEW YOftAN. Random Sketches of Her Interesting Ways. Mrs. Joseph Harper, wife of one of the firm of publishers, has received a letter from Mrs Robert Minturn, protesting against the publication of "Trilby." Mrs Miuturn's reason for writing to Mrs. Har per was that she felt tho subject to be too indelicate for discussion witli Mr. Har per. Mrs. Minturn is a prominent woman of society In New York, old enough to be thoroughly of. the old school. accident they stumbled upon what prom ised to bo a perfect realization ot their desires, two immense drawing-rooms for 1 a week, including servce. It is true that the plump little Irish lady owning the coveted rooms loved ratner frowsy and dirty, but she talked with such silver tongued eloquence we quite forgot her personal appearance. Fires would bo extra, but as it was June we'd hardly need any fires. We only needed two rooms, as the man was devoting himself ,j some post graduate work in tho hospital and would have a room there, only taking his meals with us. He was invited to go out and look at the rooms before we finally agreed to take them, and became as enthusiasticas we were 'It is near tlw hospital," ho said, sur veying tho length and breadth of faded granden-. "Just think what high-born and perhaps famous people onco lived or visited here. This used to be one of the fine and fash ionable lious"3 of Dublin. See those great windows, down to the floor, and thoTdeeora tions of the walls." , "Cons.derably tarnished and broken now," the man calmly replied. "Well, if There is anything I love it is plenty of space," said the companion, march ing up and down the room. "See the gorgeousnes or that yellow lamp shade." "How are tho beds? They don't look very comfortable." "Oh, she has promised to make them all right. I'll declare if the lamp-shade isn't real silk; and do B?ohow the sunshines in through the window. Can't you imagine stately damea in rustlingbroeadesaud pow dered hair sweeping through these rooms, gossiping with gallant beaux. We'll take our meals hro, you know, where they used to have aiternoon teas and recent ions." We had our first meal m lodgings that evening, and barring the fat that the little Irish maid, who waited on us, was so sooty yo'i couldn't see the color ot her skin, everything passed orr quite merrily. "You see, we have gas in this room as well as the lamp," said the lady exultantly. "But what's the matter with your fire?" the man Inquired, after garmg silently at the handful ot cools struggling to burn in the grate. "Why, the fireplace is pretty nearly filled with brick. I ordered Mary Ann to take them out, but she said they belonged there and she didn't dare take them out. mo yarneS; Harness, Robes, Blankets, Whips, &c. Consisting of "Landaus. Brougham". CoHpelete. Vhtnrias. Coup Itoetaways, Park Thaetons. Wagonettes, T-Carts, VII Ua- Curt. D s Carts. Side Bar awl otJter Buggies. Doctors. Ladies and Children's Phaetons. K n-ington-,. Jump Seats, Traus. etc Also a l.irge and elegant assortment ot Double and Single Harness. Holies. Blankets. "A hips, etc , etc t m n at: 10 a. m blicauc'Ioaat T.N We will sell by nnblicaucrioaat This large collection of Carriages. Etc No Dostponement on account of weather Sale continued Trout day to day uutd stock is sold Terms Cah THOMA5? DuWLING i CO.. Auctioneers. " -"-a.o . i .. -K- .. .. Iinvonlf line iTrtl CrtTiTtl T j-JL. J J;,-. i Tin . fn,i a rmirof'lo produce anew and distinct joy. The it Lpon an ouyx table, inside a pair or . 'Umnma ,.,, . min- thiM...,i -n-oi. curtain stands a oust oi r.a- - ; --,--- " 'Ti .V.. i -no mt lace poll .n. It is one or tboso irowuing uungs With cocked lwt, front lock, and frown. rp"!i tills table, well in front of Napoleon, go th.it no one inside would notice her. Bat a large, beautiful white cat. She tad a yellow band about her nock, another round her tafl; and she was indeed a beauty of I'lnm. WetUng one of her paws well up Iter little red tongue she would lift jt gi ntly and rub Napoleon's face with it. All over the faco fihe would go with that cinm.ir motion cats always use in wash ing From the frowning brow to the stern ch.ii not a spot escaped. Poor Napoleon! I fi at thai there remained a little flavor fro,u tbe finish of the statue, as it was in i .re, or mayhap puss, being very neat, alw s scoured her surroundings. Vv i nave been trying in our English Cat Sh ws to find ways or teaching cats to fol low l.ke dogs. It is true that they will do so when very devoted. I bear that iliss the yolk of raw eggs and bread crumbs, line the little fluted chbia cases; into each a Iresh egg ib broken, then more mushrooms and bread crumbB are spread gently over; a shallow pan, its bottom just covered with hot water receives the cases and ten min utes in the oven will complete a triumph which once tasted you may well remember all the days of jour life." t e r BRACE VP, THERE. A HOUSE GOWN. the throat, knotted In front with a bunch of violets. There is a Swiss belt of jetembroid ery for the waist, and, of course, huge bal loon sleeves. What's the use nv worrin'? What's the use uv keer? What's the use uv buryin Folks that's livnV here? What's the use uv ketchin Sorrers on the wing? Let em go a-flyin' Stretch your necks and sing. Bftstoa TrarellMV- White and black is the spring combina tion. Not black and white, but a white ground witli black accessories. Take a white dress, that perhaps you have been wearing and are a little bit tired of, and cover up all the bad places with black feather trimming, thus are you in the very height, of fashion, for Urns aie halt of the spring dresses made. One white satin evening dress has an entire covering ot jetted lace. The bodice is of white satin with a deep band of black jet across the bust and a fall of it over the shoulders. Tlie gloves are white, and In the fair hand ot tlie clever blonde who designed tlie "con fection" is wcven a tiny black aigrette fastened with a white satin bow. New Yorkers are using cooked bananas more and more. .One of the famous spe cinlties ot the Manhattan Club is fried baiias; they fry them there as doughnuts are fried, by dropping them into a vessel of boiling fat. They are excellent treated in this way, but the method is troublesome and expensive. Baked bananas are much easier obtained, and are really better than any other form of the cooked fruit. Just the wrong way to bake them is frequently followed; that is, they are taken out ot the skins; then it is necessary to put wine or lemon and sugar on them to give them flavor, but if thjy are baked in their jack ets they have a delightful acid of their own, and eaten with cream and sugar are a delicious dish audi .axe very nourishing. The fruit should lie well ripened and the oven fairly hot. Ten or twelve minutes will usually suffice to -cook them. They should be softened all through when done. Turquoise blue with black Is another Mdea -QJJuavsgasoa.A.W'-Ecepuon.Tefi' Now is the time to protest in the name ot the public weal against the godless com pounds called motln balls and all such rem edies that are worse than a plague of moths would be. The smell or these things sick ens many people intolerably, and the odor will cling for months, poisoning inno cent strangers in cars and public places Camphor is higher, but it is a matter ot a few cents only, and camphor is effec tive, and a tthe same time faiily agreea ble, at least by comparison. Mrs. John La Targe, wife of the famous American artist, was a daughter of Com modore (Perry, and her husband's first interest in Onpan. which he has sinso celebrated In pictures and literature, be gan with his marriage into a family whose head had opened Japan to tho rest ot the world. Mrs. La Fargc was a celebrated beauty in her youth, and still preserves much peculiar charm. She has for many years been an object of special admira tton to Henry James, tlie novelist. He always sends her inscribed copies of his new "books. Bs. vk BKr-Simm s!-3a HL'57 I ? b, -I " t-V V Vi ' S V 71 s WJ'i jUIU Xtt-fc. JUAUlvJiXliNl. think we are such diots that n ed blow it out." "No, but to fare the gas." "Ohl" The clock in the church near by struck 10. "Yes, I I elieve they have turned it off." said the lady solmnly Get the candle out of the bedroom while I rng the tell." The companion grouped her way down the dark, chilly length of the bedroom and lighted the candle. The tooty Mary Ann came panting heavily upstairs. "What is the matter with the gas?" inquired the lady. "Faith, an' the master turns it off at 10 o'clock, mum." "The Ideal" exclaimed the companion, indignantly. "Tell him never to let it happen again," said the lady in her haughtiest tone. "Yes'm, I'll tell him." and Mary Ann giggled softly to herself as though she thought it a grrat joke that anybody would end down such an order. xx. was a little later in the night. "My Foul; this btd is awful!" It was the lady, and no one ever heard such an expression ftom her unlese called forth by extremity of woe. The companion had gotten up sortly, ard was sitting upon the edge of her couch m melancholy silence, but when that cry came out of the dark ness she roused herself. "Hasn't she done anything to yours, either? Mine is rst sleeping upon, it Is such a scries of hills and hollows." "What do ycu suppose the mattresses are stuffed with?" the lady inquired in the country. "Me father and mother arc both dead an' in their graves, or I'd not be here, an' as for Ameriky, I couldn't think o crossing so much wather. 'Twould scare me out o'"me siven senses. Then I wouldn't like to leave Ireland, you know. 'Tis me home. Now, will you give me the lend of a chair while I light the gas in the hall?" After that week wc were contented to try some smaller rooms where things were cleaner and wo could keep warmer. Our landlady this time was an Englishwoman who dropped lier h's with reckless prodi gality and robbed us every time she had an opportunity. We found in a few days that it was a choice between doing our Mrs. Eeardsley, the mother ot theg nious and peculiar artist, Aubrey Bearus ley, is a -gentle, old-faBhioned English lady, who lives entirely for her clever son and hia beautiful young sister. They keep house together in South Kensington, London, and bis mother entertains his set with great hospitality. She Is sure her son is tho greatest genius ot the age, but people who know him say he dues not take himself so seriously and that he is a very nice boy. I suppose it is to Scivo the coal." "An admirable scheme. You can't have fire enough to warm a mouse." "Yes, clever, isn't it? It I didn't feel so cold I'd admire them very much for being smart." Thatuvening the lady and the companion were sitting before the expiring embers of the firo having a little confidential talk. They discovered that there was no oil in the elegant looking lamp, but that fact had not disturbed them very much, as they preferr 0t the gas. The lady was In the midst oi ct. little story when tho light flared up, then faded to a bluo flame and went out, leaving the room in total darkness. "What is tho matter?" cried tho com panion, trying to relight it. . "Do you suppose they have turned It ort?" "Turned it off! What for? Thoy can't stairs. But a personat interview had very little effect. he came back looking cba cou raged. "She says It really is the custom, and that for 1 a week she cannot afford to do any more." We remained at the place a week, each day a little wetter, drearierand colder than the preceding, and our big drawing rooms absorbing all theuglya? peers of theweatiier outside. Our miniature fire was totally Inadequate to the situation, and we bad to sit around in our out-door wraps to keep warm. The only fun we ks.i1 was fnrataaed by .Mary Ann. She was simple creature, but possessed the proverUil Irish wit, and had a fresh, rosy young fac when it was clean. However, we only saw that phe nonlenon once during our acquaintance with, her. We relt sure that she slept in the coalbm, and sometimes were inclined to think our landlady did the same. Mary Ann was not a Dublin girl, bat belonged to There were some sharp contrasts in our surroundings, for if we had this gentle woman on one side, we had some of tho lowest types ot civilized humanity on the oincr. uur Dack window opened out over an alley with only a garden the size of a pocket-handkerchler between. That alley swarmed with active life from morr ing until night, and half the night. Men, women and children, donkeys, pigs, geese, dogs and cats were Indiscriminatelymixed, and we were often entertained with choice examples of Irish wit, though not couched In the choicest terms. One evening we were startled by wild shrieks of "murder! murder!" in a woman's keen, high-ptteaed voice. "Is is she dead?" timidly inquired the companion from under the pillow. "No, indeed; did you ever know a dead woman to create such a disturbance as that?" But Mrs. Twombly, our landlady, came to tbe door to reassure us. "You needn't by frightened. Its onlr Sarah Brady drunk agam, and r 'nsba, i is trying to get 'er ome. She is a bartful creature, and wants to make everybodv believe 'e's beating 'er. But she beats 'im, not 'e 'er. Murtin's gone coat to see habout hit." After a time we became used to therows, for a great many word3 but few blows seemd the order of tlie day with our excit- own marketing or bankruptcy, and wc did aWe Iieigbors. Besides Mrs. Twombiv the marketing. But new trials attended that experiment. It was nothing foroneor us to have to rush out at the-last moment and buy something necessary for a meal nt midday or in the dusk of evening, and we rarely went out without returning home burdened with packages, a pot of cream or marmalade, strawberries, butter, and even bacon and eggs. "It junkes life one continual struggle," grumbled the companion. "Whnt do you care, if we get what we want?" said the lady, cheerfully. "But I don't think wc are getting just what we expected. I know tins butter will melt and run through the paper pres ently." a tone of lively curiosity. "Sauce pans and old boots." It was not a very restful night, bat morn ing sunshine and the faded magnificence of the drawing room restored us to good humor. The companion, used hor towel for a bath, then innocently throw it upon the floor, as sho had been in tho habit ot doing. After breakfast, when the landlady and the sooty Mary Ann had rearranged the bedroom she found that towel folded and restored to its place upon tho rack. She went out and told the lady, who sat by tho window reading her Biblo. "The mistress sez, faith, an sho only gives one towel a week; 'tis the way o' the counthry." The lady closed her Bible, her sweet eyes looking quite ireful. "This is ically too much. I fhall go down and see about it immediately. Think of using one towel a wholo week." She swept out ot tho room and dowa had absorbed the attention hitherto given to tbe alley. She was perpetually excus ing her grasping disoosition with this remark: "You see, 'um , Martin hand me are young, hand 'ave our way to make. We ave 'igh rent to pay, and must keop these rooms set." She was always "setting" the rooms, ami we rinally discovered that it meant renting them to ledgers. She told us her famdy history, also the long couif-hip with, her husband. "Hi waited for Mm twelve years, band don't you think hit was time for lm to keep 'is word to me? Time band time again 'is mother said, Amet, hi want you band Martin to marry. You fenow ' s ways, hand you are the wife for im. But e was over "ere m Dublin 'aving a good time, hand me 'aid hat woik. One day the lady came in look eg de termined and desperate. "Are you thoroughly satisfied with our lodging experiment?" "The first day satisfied me." "Then pack your trunk." Thnt evening we were comfortably hcased in a large hotel, with plenty of towels, hot and cold water and gas, and sat dawn to dinner in a Iaipe dining room where well trained wnitera were moving softly about. "Now, this is something- like life," said the man, in a satisfied tone. "Yes, I am so glad to get back again. We've been living in a book. Hereafter I'll be content to simply rend them." "But we lived very inexpensively in thr book." MATT CRLM.