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VOL. XXIV.-NO. 44.
Ehe just tripped into tlic horse
, 1 s nc turned Main street;
im and somewliut taking,
And 1 tendered her my seat.
glie was tri
Through some heavy black gauze vailing
1 gi e her black eyes shine,
I looked 1 fancied,
were smiling up at mine.
I could
Anti us
Ifow can any man that's human
Withstand glances half so sweet?
bo I smiled baek often
e reached North Clinton street.
Then I rose, It w
I went
as my corner,
j way, she the other,
ßlie had raised her vail, I knew her;
It was she—my wife's own mother 1
(Written by General William Henry
Harrison Many Years Ago.
I tiglii In Which the Ninth President or tho
polled States Viewed n Custom in
iligh Favor in the Early
American Army.
I In a letter written to a friend many
(years ago, (ieneral William Henry Har
(rison, the ninth President of the United
I States, gave, as follows, his opinion re
(garding dueling;
I "1 believe that there were more duels
[in the Northwestern army between tho
■years 1791 and 1795, inclusive, than ever
I took place in tho same length of time,
land among so small a body of mon as
[constituted tho commissioned officers of
[the army, either in America or anyoth
[cr country, at least in modern times. I
[became an officer in the first-mentioned
|ycar, at so early an age that it is not
[wonderful that I implicitly adopted the
[opinions of the older officers, most of
[whom weep veterans of the revolution,
upon this as well as upon other subjects
[connected with my conduct and duty in
the profession I had chosen. I believed,
[therefore, in common with the larger
portion of tho officers, that no brave
man would decline a challenge, nor re
frain from giving one, whenever ho con
sidered that his rights or feelings had
[been trespassed upon. I must confess,
too, that I was not altogether free from
the opinion that even honor might bo
inquired by a well-faught duel.
"Fortunately, however, before I was
engaged in a duel, either as principal
nr second, which terminated fatally to
iny one, I became convinced that all my
»pinions on the subject were founded in
irror, and none of them more so than
hat which depicted the situation of the
mccessful duelist as either honorable or
lesirable. A short experience in the
irmy convinced me also that fighting a
luel was not an undoubted test of true
ïourago. I know instances of duels, and
lesperate duels, being fought by men
Bfho would not have been selected, by
jfficers who know them, to lead a forlorn
lope. On tho contrary, 1 possessed the
nost positive testimony to prove that
»me of the gravest men would not be
»gaged in an affair of the kind under
my circumstances.
"I present you with a reminiscence of
ny early military life. I introduce it
loi only to sustain my position, but from
he respect I entertain for tho memory
'f a gallant brother officer, long since
ailed to receive in another world his
eward for having preferred 'tho praiso
Ulod to tho praise of men.'
summer of tho year 1793,
lieutenant Drake, of tho infantry of
he second sub-legion, received a marked
nsult from another officer,
tested no disposition to call him to an
•ccount, some of those who wished him
Yell, amongst whom I was one, spoke to
on the subject, expressing our fears
hat his reputation as an officer w r ould
freatly suffer if lie permitted such an
nsult to pass unnoticed. The answer
hat he
"In tho
As he man
ffavo me was that lie cared not
vhat opinions the officers might form of
r m ' he was determined to pursue his
N'n course,
p the army that it lost him, as I sup
|l>°swl it would, the respect of nearly all
F" 0 °®cers. The ensuing summer, how
gave Mr. Drake an opportunity of
[''indicating, most triumphantly, his
Pet and principles.
lie had been stationed in a small
! (stress, which had been erected by
'encrai Wayne, and had been rendered
ftmarkablo by the defeat of (ieneral St.
nirs army, three days before. The
(farrison consisted of a single rifle com
pany and thirty infantry, and of the lat
ter Drake
That course was so novel
was tho immediate com
lander. In the beginning of July,
! a detachment of the army, con
isting of several hundred men, under
L® Wxnmand of Major M'Mahon, were
licked early in the morning by up
L art 8 of three thousand Indians. Tho
roops made a gallant resistance, but
L 1 , n " turne d on both flanks, and in dan
iti?^ ' )e ' n ° surrounded, they retreated
°„P °' lcn geoiind around the tort,
."«m this, too, they were soon dis
L h J' the overpoworing force of the
netny. i n the retreat many wounded
'Pn were in danger of being left, which
11 1 being observed from tho fort, the
"minaudant, Captain Gibson, directed
(D °i"" * J ' eil fonantto take the infantry
ra.œ s particular command) and apor
11 , m U 1 ® r ift ei nen, and sally out
°. lr i'olief. To this Drake objected,
0 'aimed the right to command his
n men, and, as a senior to the other
J l?uten *nt, his right also to the whole
(''ininand. 'Oh, very well, sir,' said the
Pain; 'ifsqeh fo your wish, take it.'
will* sir, to do my duty, and I
ti. e , n ^ u,l vor to do it now, and at all
" cs > Wi.s tho modest reply of Drake,
ï 1 at, ° or d' n gly sallied out; skillfully
"iposed, his detachment botweon the
retreating- troops and the
enemy, opened
them a hot lire, arrested their ad
vance, and gave an opportunity to the
wounded to effect their
the broken and
escape, and to
roircating companies to
reform, and again to face tho
"Throughout the whole affair, Drake's
activity, skill, and extraordinary self
possession, wore conspicuous. The ene
my, of course, observed it as well as his
friends. The numerous shots directed
at him, however, like the
Teucer aimed at the heart
arrows of
of Hector,
were turned aside by Providential inter
ference, until he had
accomplished all
that ho had been sent to perform,
then received
and fell.
hall through his body,
A faithful corporal came to
his assistance, and with his aid ho
reached the fort; and thoso tw
the last of the retreating party that e.
tered it; Drake made it a point of honor
that it should he so. Mr. Drake was
rendered unfit for duty for a long time
by his wound; he had not, indeed, re
covered from it in the summer of 1796,
when he was my guest, at Fort Wash
ington (Cincinnati), (where I
command) on his way, on furlough, to
visit his nativo State, Connecticut. His
friends, however, enjoyed his presence,
but a short time; having, as 1 under
stood, taken tho yellow fever in pass
ing through Philadelphia, ho died in a
few days after he reached his homo.
o were
■as in
"I have another instance to relate:
"An officer of the army had so often
and so unnecessarily wounded the feel
ii-gs of another of the same corps, tho
duties of which mado their association
indispensable, that he considered him
self bound to demand satisfaction in the
usual way.
man fell, receiving a mortal wound, as
it was anticipated ho would, from tho
superior skill of his antagonist in tho
use of the weapon which they used.
Being possessed of a high grade of tal
ents and an amiable character, ho had
the sympathy of all tho officers. With
others, I visited him after ho had been
removed to his quarters. He expressed
a desire to see the officer with whom lie
had fought, and I was present at the in
terview. I wish I could describe, as it
merits, this interesting sceno. The cir
cumstances attending it were so deeply
impressed upon my mind that they can
never bo effaced as long as memory
holds its seat.
They met, and tho injured
"Tn the tent were some half dozen offi
cers, the friends of the dying man (for
he had, from his amiable qualities, many
and warm ones), exhibiting unequivocal
evidences of thoir sorrow'. Conspicuous
above the rest, and near the head of tho
rude couch, was the manly form of the
commandant of the corps to which both
tho duelists belongod (tho beau ideal of
chivalrous valor, and the Chevalier
Bayard of tho army), endeavoring to
stifle, as best he could, tho feelings
which agitated his bosom. At a little
distance, and in full view of the victim
of his passions, sat insensible--;
but I must restain tho indignation which
I still fëel. He was my brother officer;
we shared together tho perils of a diffi
cult waf; and in battle I know that ho
did his duty; and, whatever might havo
been bis conduct to others, I never had
personally any reason to complain of
him. But there ho sat, apparently, at
least, unaffected by the mischief ho had
done, by burying in an untimely grave
who had never injured him,whose
might bo needed in tho pending
tho hitherto
a man
decisive battle with
triumphant enemies of his country, and
whoso intellect might at some future
time have been usefully employed in its
"The severe boiily pain which the
dying officer had for some time suffered
had ceased, and that calm and case suc
ceeded which is the unequivocal har
binger of approaching death, and which
gracious Providence has provided for
the mortally wounded soldier, to enable
him to offer a last prayer for his distant
family, if ho has one, or for the pardon
of his own sins. Turning his intelligent
eye upon his late antagonist, he mildly
"Ho had desired to see him for
tho purpose of assuring him of his sin
forgiveness—that he wished him
happiness in this world—and that, as
tho means of securing it, ho
mended to trim, with the sincerity of a
dying man, to endeavor to restrain tho
violence of his passions, the indulgence
of which had deprived one of life who
had never injured him in thought or
deed."'— N. Ÿ. Ledger.
A Once Despised Vegetable.
Some paper, speaking of the tomato
crop, says that 73,000,000 cans "were put
up this year past" and refers to the old
times when the tomato was called the
"love apple," and held about as fair a
match for "ground cherries" as food for
man or beast. Mr. B. R. Sulgrove, tho
oldest newspaper man in tho city, says
he remembers seeing, when a hoy, in
thereabouts, several stocks or
1835 or
bushes of "love apples" growing on the
north side of Market street, near Dela
ware, in the garden of John Wilkins or
"Archie" Lingenfelter. They were not
called "tomatoes," and nobody thought
of eating them more than "jimson
burs." They were not commonly grown,
even for garden ornament, and it w
half score of years later before they
came into even occasional table use.
But he remembers that somo of the doc
tors of that day commended them as a
healthful thing to eat, and the new
name "tomato" became familiar. Fifty
years or more ago this was the fame
and food valuo of the tomato, now more
ofton and generally used, and in more
forms than any other garden product
»vhatover.— Indianapolis News.
as a
Mr, McSwat
a Great S
Idlerary Critic.
Arrayed in a dressing-gown of Mrs. Mo
nats manufacture, a garment orna
mented with green horses grazing
desert of tomato-colored sand, pre-his
toric birds of violent yellow and crim
son flitting about in a rich Vandyke
brown atmosphere, and an enormous
.ye-terrier °f pale lemon tint barking
at an old gold moon, Mr. Rilliger Mc
Swat sat in his easy chair and looked
: /er the columns of the Weekly Th
on a
Something displeasing had met the
aye of Mr. McSwat.
"What is it, Billiger?"
asked hif»
"What outrageous rot for a literary
paper to publish!" he exclaimed. "Here
is a long string of the
ever saw.
■orst doggerel I
Listen to this, Lobelia."
And ho read the following:
'•'"king cares oppress the
ad and drear,
"tv lie
Anil life see
Due comfort w<
ays find
filing hearts to cheor?"
Mrs. McSwat seemed confused. She
turned her head away and gpoke in a
strained voice:
"Why, Billiger, I don't see any thing
30 very—"
"That's it!" he broke in,
ously. "Thor
Li-tum, ti-tum, ti-tum, ti-tum, Li-tum,
, ti-tum! It's nothing but the ma
chine variety of verse. I can tako a
coffee-mill and grind out a thundering
sight bettor quality of poetry any day.
Here's another stanza:
"Within the portal
isn't any thing in it.
)f that hotno
• enthre
Wlu-re lov
"Don't they?" snorted Mr. McSwat,
"lVhat does the goggle-eyed idiot that
wroto that stuff know about the tribula
tions of life or any thing else? I wonder
liow much lie paid to get it published—
or how much she paid. I'll bet a thou
sand dollars to a cent some cork-headed
woman wrote it. Listen to this;
vlioso bounds,
"l ife is a wilderness
Unalterably fixed,
Dur joys
ixud. "
es seei
'Of all tho poetical hog-wash I over
:i Ehering- con tom pt and
saw'," ejaculated Mr. MoSw*t,
pitched tone of
indignation, "this is absolutely the
worst. And there isn't an original idea
in it. I've seen it all before somewhere.
What gibbering fool ever—Lobelia, what
makes you look so strange? Is it pos
sible you—but no! You never wrote such
villainous stuff as this, Lobelia?"
"Is it so very bad, Billiger?" faltered
Mrs. McSwat, with face still averted.
"Bad?" he groaned. "It's abomina
ble! It's the sublimity of idiocy! 'Our
joys and woes seem mixed.' Horrible!
1 t's enough to sidetrack a cyclone or drive
Francis .Murphy to drink! You—yt
surely never wroto it, Lobelia?"
"No, Billiger," replied Mrs. McSwat,
in a low', pained voice. "I didn't write
it, but I sent it to tho editor of tho
Thunderbolt. I—-thought it would sound
familiar, but 1 expected it to be a pleas
ant surprise."
"What do you mean, Lobelia?"
"I found it among some of your old
papers, Billiger. You wroto it yourself
for a .school exhibition about fifteen
years ago."
When Mr. McSwat started up-town by
way of the back alley a few minutes
later his clothes had a curious feeling of
being about four sizes too large for him.
—Chicago Tribune.
Arkannaw Nc
y a Doct<
>•» Life.
IT 1
While wo were waiting at the depot
in a small town in Arkansas, a colored
an came up and asked if any one of
the six white men
them proved to he, and she rolled her
check apron in her hands in a fussy way
and asked if he wouldn't "iist step ober
hat ailed her olo
■as a doctor. Ono of
to do cabin an see
." Ho found that ho had time, and
throe of us
said he would go, and two
went along to see what we could see.
As we drew near tho cabin the woman
halted ns and said;
"I'ze bin all de doctah he's had, an'
willin' to allow dat I might her
When he was
mado some mistakes,
fust tooken I gin him turnip-seed tea.
Was dat right, doctah?"
"I guess so."
"Later on I changed to a poultice of
Was dat right?"
wild onions.
"It might have been."
"Den I soaked his feet in hot water
»vid wood ashes in it, an' put a mustard
poultice on do hack of his neck."
"Den he allowed he felt wuss, an' so
I changed de mustard to his stomach an'
soaked his head. He dun complained
all tho mawnin', an' now i'zo got mus
tard on his feet, a poultice on de middle,
horse raddish on his neck, an he s tak
rarm up do inside.'
in' sassafras tea to
"Wall, if dere has bin any mistake,
Jist skip it
loan' let on to de ole man.
We went in and the doctor examined
the patient and found he had a broken
rib, and told him what to do for it.
left the cabin the woman followed us
out and exclaimed:
"Fo' do Lawd, doctah, but what a
olessin', dat you dun come along! I was
dun doctorin' de ole man fur softenin' of
de brain, an' if I hadn't cotched you to
day I was dun gwine to try to harden
'em up by mixin' sand widhis porridge!
— N. Y. Sun.
It I. to tho A'lvaiilngp of the Kjieei
Individual, should I»le.
1' run I the dawn of life the structures
oest adapted to surrounding conditions
have been victors;
have proved useful have been seized
upon by natural selection and secured
dominance. The
lower forms have persisted to this day,
because the balance established betwee
them and their surroundings has
mained unaltered,
balance between living things and their
surroundings has been disturbed,
demands have been made upon them,
to which they responded,
response, perished,
first complexity of structure, the firsl
departure from simplicity, that tho seeds
of death
whatever features
enormous mass of tho
But whenever tho
, failing that
Hence it is in the
ore sown.
that death becomes a necessity
So far as its occurrence by natural causes
is concerned,
more to
to know that as organ
got older (although this applies
imals than to plants, in which
tile cells, as they become liquefied
converted into wood, are
now cells) tlieir power of work and oi
renewal is lessened,
form the vital fabric of tissues are
by continual uso; the waste exceeds tho
repair, and death ultimately ensues,
"because a worn-out tissue can not for
ever renew itself and because a capacity
for increase by
not everlasting, but finite." Why there
should bo this limit to cell division
can not say, but it is clear that with tho
modifications of
■rlaid with
Tho cells which
s of cell division is
organs according to
the work which they discharge the
results a subtler structure which is less
easy to repair and is shorter of duration.
•no-celled organisms havo found
salvation in simplicity.
We are, therefore, driven to the
elusion thatsinco there is, prima facie,
no reason why growth should be limited
Id come to an end,
death must have been brought about by
natural selection,
or why function sh
which determines
survival or extinction from the stand
point of utility alone,
showing that it is to the advantage of
the species that individuals should die.
Their immortality w
all around;
There needs no
Id be harmful
nay, impossible, unless
vigor remain unimpaired, and the mul
tiplication of offspring does not over
take the means of subsistence. "For it
is evident," as Mr.
marks in a note which ho has contrib
Russel Walt O'*«
uted to Dr. Weismann's essay, "that
when one or more individuals have pro
vided a sufficient number of successors,
they themselves, as consumers of nour
ishment in a constantly-increasing de
gree. arc an injury to those successors.
Natural selection, therefore, weeds
them out, and in many cases favors such
races as die almost immediately after
e. (j .,
among the male bees, the drone perish
ing while pairing, death being duo to
sudden nervous shock.—Longman's
they have left successor:
It Whs Only a But He Win» Much
Better Than His Master.
"I have nover let any of my dogs re
trieve birds since an experience I had
with a cruel sportsman over on the
Delaware river one day last fall," said a
Scranton bird-shooter tho other day.
"The man owned a splendid pointer that
knew a good deal more about some
things than his master did, and we wc
both shooting quails over him along tho
hanks of the river, lie was harsh with
the dog, and the poor creature was often
competed to do what lie knew to be
senseless things, just because he felt
certain that he would be licked liko
tho mischief if he didn't obey,
side of the river was frozen over out
to the main channel, where there
was a strip about a foot wide that
wasn't covered with ice. Ono of the
quail that T shot started to fly across the
river, and dropped dead on the thin ico
within a few inches of tho open chan
nel. My companion ordered the pointer
to go and get it, and the obedient dog
dashed out upon tho ice until it got
within a couple of yards or so of the
dead bird, when ho halted, for the ico
had begun to crack under him. Then
he looked back at his master and
wagged his tail, and 1» is actions told us
as plain as words that he know it would
be dangerous for him to proceed any
further. 1 begged the man to call the
dog back and let the minks have the
quail, hut he wouldn't listen to
Again he ordered the dog
to fetch the quail in, and again
the dog mado an effort to reach
it, but the ice cracked and
ho turned about, whined piteously, and
in every way that he knew how begged
his master to call him hack. But the
heartless man was determined to make
the dog do as ho said, and he yelled sav
agely at the pointer to get the dead bird.
Then the dog sprang forward and seized
the quail. The ice gave way under him,
the current was swift, and out of sight
the poor thing went, with the bird in his
mouth. That was the last the cruel man
ever saw of his obedient dog. He hunted
down the river for a long distance, but it
was useless, for the dog had perished
under the ice while faithfully performing
The man was sorry then, of
his duty.
course, and, indeed, the poor dog's death
taught him a lesson he never forgot."—
Cor. N. Y. Tribune.
One Great Advantage.
Maddox—I liko your now houso very
well, except for ono thing.
Simeral—What is that?
"There is a saloon directly opposite.*'
"That is a drawback in one respect,
but think what
know where you can always find a po
liceman near."— Lifo.
convenience it is to
Criminal hor Lli-kshlngle C
Fact« AImiiiI the Brute.
"] would like,'* said Grandfather Lick*
shingle, as ho entered tho World office
and looked around cautiously, "to lay
before your agricultural editor some
facts of interest regarding the razor
backed hog. I used to farm down in Vir
ginia, and also in North Carolina, and
have been more or less intimately asso
ciated with razor-backed hogs. Tho
razor-back is so-called because it is
razor-backed. Yoji can't make any thing
else out of him. It would have been a
misnomer to have called him any thing
else, except, possibly, a son of a gun.
"The razor-backs have peculiarities
peculiar to themselves. You can't fat
ten one of them any more than you can
time they will eat any thing that is
loose and squeal for more. When squeal
ing for something to sustain life a razor
backed hog can be heard across three
counties. They regard tlieir own off
springs as a great delicacy, although I
don't see why they should, and they will
also go further to eat a colored baby
than a crocodile. You can't kill a razor
backed hog by any ordinary means.
Unless he is run over by an express
train ho will live to be a couple of hun
dred years old.
"The statement made by the Com
missioner of Agriculture at a recent
Cabinet meeting that a North Carolina
man had invented a fence that would
turn a razor-backed hog was premature.
There is no
animal if he wants to go through it,
and he generally does. Barbed wire is
a positive delight to him. His skin is
so tough that it simply afford a him a
pleasant, ticklish sensation, and lie will
go a great distance to find one of those
fences to amuse himself with.
"You can't drive a razor-backed hog
any more than you can drivo a hyena.
The only way to get him from one spot
to another is to hold out to him the bow
of promise in the shape of an ear of
corn. For an ear of corn he will swim
the English channel. If you haven't an
ear of corn handy an old tin can with an
ear of corn or a tomato pictured on the
label will do just as
lect of the razor-back is not what you
would call brilliant, and it is not dif
ficult to cheat hi
teutgence is of such :> l
will eat the tin can for the sake of the
picture and enjoy it just as much as ii
it was the real thing.
"There is no vital spot to a razor
hacked hog that a bullet cî
have shot at them in a fit of anger, hun
dreds of tiroei, and the bullet slides
from them liko water from a duck's
'oyn Horn«
clothes-horse. At the same
fonce that
ill turn this
Tho intel
; nrd
ce took
"A drove of a dozen of them
the town of Clarksville, Va., and ate
and destroyed every thing in the place.
As for the Clarks, they took to the
woods, and
The razor-backs got to rooting on tho
railroad that runs through Clarksville
for some grain along the track, and
they rooted up the ties and rails for a
quarter of a mile and wrecked an ex
press train. They tore down tho City
Hall and post-office to got at the picture
of a fat woman, some sleck-looking acro
bats and the wild children of Borneo
that a circus had pasted up. Tho speed
and endurance of a razor-back is some
thing that will pretty soon bo attract
ing tho attention of turf men. I havo
soon them jump over a stake and
ridered fence that was fourteen foot
high—standing jump. They can walk
on tho top of a board fence, and can
catch birds like a cat. Throe or four of
them will tear up more ground in a given
time than a plowing match. Turn them
loose on the granite pavements of New
York, and if you give them a night at it
they will rip up Broadway from the Bat
tery to Central Park, and do it worse
than a subway company, and that is say
ing a great deal.
"You have these facts all fixed in your
mind?" asked grandfather, as he paused
in the narrative.
The reporter said lie had.
"Then just convey them to the agri
cultural editor, with my compliments,"
and Mr. Lickshinglo drew tho door soft
ly after him as he passed out.— N. Y.
•oro glad of the chanc
, Almoflt the Only Animal, in
That quaint Ohl C ity.
The cows of Venice pass their lives in
lark stables and aro almost the only
animals in the town. It is true that
Doth dogs and cats ai
you know where to look for them. These
latter aro sometimes to be seen peering
through the gratings of the damp, col
lar-like ground-floor rooms in the nar
row lanes, where they look as if they
are suffering imprisonment under tho
Inquisition, so dejected an air havo
The cat is much in favor with the
lower classes here for more purposes
than one, as we learned from a Venetian
friend. He said that in the winter he
finds it difficult to keep a cat about his
place, for it is sure to he stolen by his
poorer neighbors to eke out their stock
of food.
"And no wonder," ho added; "for I
can assure you that if kept in snow for
two or three days after being killed, cat
makes a very palatable dish."
The dogs are almost exclusively to be
found on the great lateen-sailed boats
that bring cargoes of wood from the Alps
of Cadore and charcoal from Istria and
Dalmatia. These dogs aro taken on
shore so rarely that, should one be seen
running through the streets of Venice,
it would be apt to be thought mad. and
treated accordingly.— N. Y. Journal.
They Ai
to he found if
Idea of
fto* ;
Foot - Gear,
and t he
For ordinary street wear there is the
boot made of French "Dongola," a
leather of dull finish, tho best quality
of which is extremely soft and pliable.
The prevailing style in this boot is a
round toe, with a tip outlined by stitch
ing a long vamp, and moderately high
Ono pair of these boots, made to
order, had a very long pointed vamp,
which ran well up on the instep, fr
which place the boot was laced. Tho
button boot, however, is the favorite.
-Two reasons for the popularity of this
eather seems to have no
effect upon it, and shoe blacking is an
unnecessary commodity
cerned, a damp rag and dry brush fur
nishing the only treatment over re
quired to keep it in perfect condition.
The average charge for these boots is
$10. Those made to order cost from ri
shoe are that
here it is con
to 85 more, but asone pair will outwear
two or threo of ordinary make the price
Is really low.
Another boot for the
promenade and
•h worn at present,
has the
amp and lower part made
patent leather.
In the most stylish of these the patent
leather is without
•ith cloth or kid uppers.
'illation of any
kind. Kid boots
•ith patent leather
tips, others of tho same leather
cloth tops, and the
cork-so led shoe,
which defies dampness, are all fashion*
able tliis
'inter; also m:
; mon* dab*
•ately designed in patent leather,
which have uppers of different col
cloths made to harmonize
vith the cole
'of the gow
the dress
terial is sufficiently heavy to permit of
using it for the tops, it is so used,
pair of fpatont-leather boots witl
pers of dark-red broadcloth w
to match a
u fl
>f the same
d a gown .-f
vith black fur. a
heliotrope lady's cloth trimmed
black passe
'nterie was matel
boots made of kid and the dress goods.
Next in tho seal
• xford ties.
which arc much worn
tions and dinners.
at small recej
While tie's.' ,1
ordered to match the
m most cases are
costume, there arc a number of styles
to be had ready-made that e;
ately be worn
tumes, such as black
ottcdti, rod kid and bl
ith a V
»f cos
tan and gray
v satin.
1 !
Quinze heel and a long vj
trimmed considerably.
stylish, full
rosettes having superseded them alto
gether. The:
are placed well up
the foot, leaving the vamp
and giving the effect of a high instep,
which is very becoming.
Both for ties and slippers brocade is
much in use and considered more pie
gant than satin or any other ma
for full dress. Slipper ties are not
ular at present, there being no cot
mise between the Oxford ti
nd the
These last, a
full-dress slipper,
inter, aro certainly
The shape most in favor
hundred has also the Louis Quinze heel,
quite a long vamp, surmounted with a
rosette, and a pointed toe. The rosette
is usually of the daintiest
either in silver
•ith the four
• gold, or the fine
crepe lisse dotted with tiny span
and the slipper of hr
although others made of plain satin
suede are used.
A lovely pair, of pink brocade, had a
embroidery of steel beads
ui the vamp.
•as of pink
and the r
et to.
red with tiny 'steel spangles.
It is
order two
custom with many ladies to
[fairs of shoes for one dress,
träte: the owner of \
To i il us
made o
velvet reception dr«
petticoat of white
had ordered a pair of Oxford ties and
pair of slippers, each
to match the gown.
ade of the velvet and a rosette
first named
»f the brocade
of gold lace, the latter
and a white lisi
sotte studded
gold and crystal beads.
hoes and
f ihesr
The price
anges from $10 t
ntlv Rhine Stones, brilliants
Net i
a pair.
slippers, one pair soil
irai hundreds of dollars.
sod to ..rale ball
es are
times represen
ing sev
sides all of these
boots, quilted satin
trimmed with fur,
slippers of the same
itely lined and trimmed
down, and hosts of other slippers and
When such a variety of foot-wear is
necessary before one can lie considered
properly shod, it
that the expenditures of a fashionable
an will mount well into the h
reds for one seasons's outfit alone.—X.
5'. isun.
ay readily be see
ion of Postage St a
The postage stamp will celebrate its
fiftieth anniversary next year. The in
vention is due to printer .Tames Chal
mers, of Dundee, who died in 1853, and
who finally, with his system, the ad
hesive postage stamp, conquered tho
whole civilized world. England, fifty
years ago, introduced the postagi
and, according to a decree of D<
• 31 , 1839, issued tho first stamps for pub
lic use on May 6,1840. A year later they
were introduced in the United ,States of
North America and Switzerland, and
again, a few years later, in Bavaria,
Belgium and France,
important and valuable collections of
postage stamps is in the German Im
perial Post-Ofilce Mus
tains over ten thousand postage
and other postal-delivery
American Notes and Queries.
Ono of tho most
m. which con

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