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PAINTED FURNITURE AGAIN.
Reappearance of an Old Style Thai
Popular Thirty Years
The painted furniture formerly de
scribed, as "cottage sets1' passed out
ef style more than a wore of years
ago. It was always looked upon as a
rafrher economical and modest substi
tute for the black walnut carved set.
CT, .even the more costly rosewood,
which was in those days the last word
In modish and" expensive furniture,
Bays the Xew York Sun. The "cot
tage furniture" could be of cheaper
wood, because the thicK paint covered
up all trace of its quality.
Gloomy grays, dull greens and
Steely blues were the tints most ad
mired in this old-fashioned furniture.
The backgrounds were relieved by
crudely painted bunches of flowers,
which ornamented if anything so in
trinsically hideous could be said to
bave that effect anywhere the head
and foot of the beds and were applied
In more diminutive form to the bu
reaus and other pieces in the "set."
Cottage furniture was always sold in
It was very cordially despised, after
taste turned toward the antique wood
en furniture, brass beds and all the
Similar improvements that came dur
ing the past score of years. The cot
tage sets were relegated to country
residences, servants' rooms aid other
Inconspicuous places. Since that time
paintedi furniture has not been seen
until the white enameled chests of
drawers and other wooden pieces be
gan to be seen. Now tftere are signs
that the days of painted furniture
may return, although it is not like
ly that the taste for it will ever be
strong enough to recover the slight
est favor for the cottage sets.
Tainted furniture of the day is
very much more artistic and elaborate
than, its predecessor ever was. It is
as expensive, too. as nearly any other
kind, and would never De bought for
economy. TThite is the most popular
color for a background. It is decor
ated with sprays of flowers, veryartis
tically and charmingly disposed and
painted, indeed, with all the excel
lences that the most modern and best
trained artists can give them. There
Is as much difference between them
and the old painted pieces as there is
between a crude chromo and a deli
cate water color.
Probably this same degree of dif
ference exists between all articles
popular for household diecoration 30
years ago and to-day. The old-fashioned
cottage furniture seems to have
disappeared' altogether and never
likely to reappear in any form. I!ut
its direct descendant, very much bet
tered and undoubtedly made much
more expensive, is offered to-day by
the large furniture establishments as
one of their latest and smartest
THE USE OF COLOR.
Good Taete In This Respert la an In
dication of Urnnine Refinement.
Xot everyone is gifted with artistic
taste in the use of color in dress o
in household decoration, but everyone
can. study these matters and arrange
their surroundings so that they may
not offend, the cultivated eye. It does
not require wealth to do this, sa;s the
Xew York Tribune. On the contrary,
the possession of wealth and the love
of display do more to create hideous
dresses and hideous houses than
squalid poverty. Nature throws a cer
tain veil of beauty in a tracery of green
vines, even in the humble weeds that
grow up to shield' the neglected house
from the brazen glare of publicity.
The poorest maiden who by force of
poverty is compelled to wear simple
dresses is far less likely to offend the
laws of good taste in the use of color
than the aspiring but ignorant girl
with ample means, who loads down
her person with showy, expensive
finery. These latter are the women
who offend glaringly in the use of
color. The plain working gown of
many a woman is picturesque, while
her "best dress" is utterly absurd,
such as no artist could put in a picture.
Many an artist in search of the pic
turesque has found it almost impos
sible to get a model who had not been
accustomed to posing to pose in her
simple dress. On all occasions they re
fused to undergo the indignity of be
ing painted in anything but a "best
dress," as absurd as it was showy.
The idea seems to be ingrained in the
average ignorant woman that an at
tempt, however absurd and foolisuTte
dress beyond her means confers digni
ty. A woman shows her genuine re
finement, on the contrary, by dressing
Staffed Lola of Lamb.
Have the bones removed from be
tween four and five pounds of lamb,
wipe the meat well with a cloth
wrung out of borax water, dry it and
spread it out on a board. Make a
stuffing with half a pound of fresh
crumbed white bread, two ounces of
finely chopped suet, two ounces ol
lean boiled bacon, which has been
passed through a mincer; a teaspoon
ful of chopped onion, a tablcspoonful
of parsley; season with salt, pepper
and a little grated, nutmeg and add
Eufllcieni beaten egg to moisten the
mixture. Spread it evenly over the
meat, then roll it up neatly, tie it at
intervals with fine white string te
keep it in place and bake it in a well
heated oven, bastimy it frequently.
Bake one hour. Surround by either
thick or clear brown sauce and serve
When "POP" Dressed the Baby
AjK THERE. Stubby!
PVjafa. mjgk Howd do 'smornin'?
bleep did you
No need askin' you. thoutth.
Anyone can tell by lookin' in those eves
That you slept the siecp of the just.
That's right, my son. that's right;
Sleep that way while you can.
The time' 11 come soon enough
When you have to hustle all day
And lie awake all night wonderin'
Where to-morrow night's goin' to find yon.
Of course ole pop'll take you
Man that wouldn't take a boy your size
When he holds out his arms that say
And puckers ud his lias like that
Would steal a horse.
Come on. old man. le's you and p;p now
Have a whole barrel o' fun.
Come and sit down
On old pop s lap. Mamma s;iM
She'd cot to cet breakfast this mirnin"
And sent the old man up to dress you.
Ain't that a whole big picnic'.'
Well. I fruess. -
We ll show 'em how to dress a boy.
Ma needn't think she's the whole thing;
We'll show her that there's others.
We'll have the boy all dressed and washed
And combed up slick and down to breakfast
'Fore they set the pancakes on the stove.
And then we'Jl give 'em the merry ha-ha.
Won't we. Stubby? Now. let's see:
Where d.es this nightie unbutton in the back?
I'd kick if I was you. Stubby.
You ain't very big. but you're goin' to be.
And they mizht jes' well be lettir.' you practice
Having your clothes made right end tirsL
Now the other arm.
Whoop! There she comes!
Now. what's this? Some kind of a shirt?
to you keep this on all day?
Or does this come off now?
Have you got a substitute shirt for daytimet
Guess we'll take her off on a venture.
Here, take your hand out of your mouth!
Stick up that arm so, tkere!
There we are! Gee. what a back!
You're a vest-pocket Sandow. that's what you
You're all right. Stubby! You keep that shape
For -0 years and the world is yours.
Now sit up here!
Quit your doublin' up. How do you s'pose
I can get anything on you that way?
Here's somethin" that looks like a shirt;
l.e's get into this on a venture.
That's the way! Good boy. Stubby!
Other arm. now no. not your foot your haiat.
Hold on, now;
Wait a minute till pop gets these buttons
Into the buttonholes.
What the donnerwetter
Do they make these holes so blamed small for?
How can a full-sized man get a hold of a
Button like that?
These women folks don't use sense, do they?
Well, there's one in;
1 guess that's buttons enough for a small boy.
It'll have to do. anvwav. What's all this?
Here seems to be three skirts and a hitchTIig
All in one bunch. Yes. sit there and "goo"
What do you know about trouble, anyway?
What I want to know is does this prize puzzle
Go over your head or your feet.
What do you care? You don't need to worry;
You get your breakfast whether
School keeps or not.
But where do I come In. hey?
Don't you s'pose I want to eat. too?
Here we go now, all together one. two, three
Hind side fore well, what's the diff?
Stand up now while I give 'em a twist;
All hands round, promenade to seats;
There your are, my son!
Ten dollars reward for any old mamma
That can beat that job of skirt hanging.
Now will you kindly cease wigslin"
While I match these buttons to buttonholes?
Big button in a broad buttonhole.
Little button in a little buttonhole.
And here's a button left over with no button,
Now where does that button go?
Open your mouth and stick out your tongue;
1-c'me see if you swallowed that buttonhole.
There, there. Stubby; Wop's only jokin'.
We got buttonholes to burn.
Now what do we dj with that strap, do you
If you do, you car.'t tell, can you?
I'll tell you what I think. Stubby:
I think that strap's a superfluity;
It's too short to go round your stomach
And it's too long to go round your neck;
I guess we pass up the strap.
What's the sense havln' useless things
In a helpless infant's wardrobe?
Now your dress. Ah. this is dead easy!
There's onlv one way this can go on
Over the baby's head. I'ei-k-a-b"o!
Ah! seven more buttons. This is a good thing!
I m glad this dress covers up all the other
Mamma can't see what we didn't do.
Two stockings and two shoes next, eh?
Stick out yo;:r loot.
Aw. juit bendin' your knee that way!
Stick it out straight; hoid her there now;
Never mind little pig went to market
That's all right when you're goin' to bed.
But this is a matter of business.
Will yju hold out that toot, or won't you'
Don't put it in your mouth stick it out!
Now hold still.
Ho-old still, now one. two, three.
Heel on top, but I guess that'll do;
I ain't goin' through all that again.
Not for all the boys in the Thirty-second ward.
Hark! Hear that bell. Stub?
What does bell say?
Bells says breakfast ready. Here you are.
Only one stockin' on. Sit still now. quick!
Here goes little red shoe.
Right on little red stocking.
Is there any right an' left to these shoes?
Try this one. anyway. Hurry up now.
I'm gettin' hungry. You got to sit still now
An' let me finish this job right now
Or I'll begin to get huffy at you.
I can stand a good deal without kickin.
But you ought to have a little bit o' sense.
Grinnin' like an ape there .juit it now!
Stick them red toes into that shoe, quick!
You think this is a good joke, don't you?
Well, it ain't.
I want it understood
I ain't no nurse girl, not on your life.
One shoe off and one shoe on.
Diddle, diddle, dumpling, my son John
That's shoes enough for a boy your size. .
Let me other gi: till after breakfast.
Come on. now. le's go downstairs;
Grab hold tight: that's the way: hug ole po
Tight. Here we go downstairs now
Down, down, down!
Hello, mamma, here we are again!
All ready to eat.
Got your old breakfast ready?
What are you laughing at? Baby's Lars foot?
Of course, that's the way to come downstairs.
Always come with one foot bare, don't we?
Here, madam, take your child.
I want to tell you right here and now.
That I've done this nursegirl act
For the very last time see?
You tend your own youngones.
Or get someone else to do it:
I'm not in the market any longer.
What have yoa done with the paper?
Great snakes! Is there any good reason
Why we can't have some hot coSfec
Once In two or three years.
Anyway? Chicago Dailr Record.
3"ew Teacher "Xext bey. what's
your name?" Boy - illiam. ma'am."
'What is your other name?' "Scrappy
Bill." Philadelphia Becord.
"What do you think of the cen
sus?" asked Mr. Beechwood. "It S3 a
questionable proceeding." replied Mr.
Homewood. Pittsburgh Chronicle
Telegraph. lt"s the little things that worry
as in this wor'dl." said the theoretical
man. "Yes," replied' the practical
man; "especially little women, little
dogs and little fleas." Ally Sloper.
"That mob scene was handled with
splendid effect," sai.. the critic. '0,
yes." replied the manager. "You see,
we hire the villain's creditors to go
in on that scene." Philadelphia Xorth
"I flatter myself I have some apti
tude for nailing lies," said the ambi
tious orator. "Very good," said, the
chairman of the campaign committee.
"But what we want particularly is an
aptitude for nailing the truth." De
"Xo." saiu the fair girl, "it's no
use. You don't come up to my ideal."
"Perhaps not." he answered. "But I
don't care if I can only get anywhere
near my own." "Y'our own?" she an
swered. "What is your ial?" "You,"
he whispered. Answers.
"I am going to sea," the young man
said, and paused. The young girl
gasped "O! Harryer-Mr. Timmid."
She could1 not conceal the tears in
her voice. Then he knew what he
had1 feared' to ask in so many words.
"I am going to see" he repeated)
"your father to-night, if you will give
me permission." Philadelphia Press.
A man on Columbia avenue, who i.s
baldheaded. wrote to an eastern con
cern asking particulars as to its hair
restorer and treatment for the hair.
He received an answer saying to send
a lock of his hair and it would be an
alyzed and' particulars as to the kind
of treatment it needed sent. That
settled it, so far as he was concerned.
Ill YET DDI
"No Authentic News From Pekin"
is Still the Burden of the Dis
RECENT FIGHTING AROUND TIEN TSIN
THE LOBSTER AS A FENCER.
Surprising Agility of the Larger Oner
In vadlOK the Caff of
That fencing is a pastime among
lobsters I have no doubt, from some
little experiences I have bad with
them, says a writer in Contemporary
Review. Once. I found a lobster near
low water in a pool some nine feet
long by six wide, having a rough bot
tom and eight or ten inches of water
on it with a cavern at each end. Al
though I was armed with a crab-crock
or iron gaff about three feet long, the
extreme darting and fencing of the
lobster were too much for me to grap
ple with. When in the deeper cavern
I found it could see me through the
water as plainly as I could see it; sc
that here the better constructed eyes
of the genus homo had no advantage
over the rough hard stalk eyes of the
crustacean; and as I could not get
to gaff across it. every effort I made
was evaded: at last, however, by mere
vigorous and energetic gaffing I made
the cavern so uncomfortable for the
lobster that like a lightning flash it dart
ed between my legs and into the lessei
cavern. Here the same game went on
and with like results; for in a moment
he was again between my legs and
back into his old haunt. Finally be
coming tired of gaffing and missinq
(for its fencing was perfect and could
not have been achieved without long
practice) I declined to be beaten by
a mere crustacean and proceeded tc
bail out the pool. It was only by this
effort that. I eventually conquered it
And here I must confess that through
the battle so deft, crafty and subtle
were its actions that it was like fight
ing a being endowed with human in
telligence. I have further proof that they man
ifest a martial spirit in the sea whet
hunting for food. It is nothing un
common for fishermen, when drawing
tip their traps in the morning, to find
the large claw of another lobster in
the pot beside the prisoner: and there
have been instances when three large
claws have been found together under
the above conditions, and a lobstei
with one arm. as a prisoner, showing
that in a recent fight the victor had
lost one. ar.d the vanquished both his
arms. But these are only trifles com
pared with what the late Sir Isaac
Coffin saw on the coast of Xova Sco
tia, for it is given on hi authority
that he once witnessed a terrible bat
tle between two armies of lobsters.
and that they fought with such fury
that the shore was strewn with their
To Enronrace Matrimony.
The town of Givette, in the Ar
dennes, is taking steps to put an end
to the depopulation cf France. Here
after for all town offices fathers oi
more than three children wm oe
picked first, and all married men will
be preferred to bachelors. Prizes will
le awarded yearly to those parents
who have sent the largest number of
children to school regularly, and
scholarships in the national schools
will be given only to those children
belonging to households of more than
three in family. Fathers of families
will also have the first chance of ad
mission to almshouses and old people's
homes. X. Y. Sun.
The Allied Force Saved From Defeat by
an Overwhelming Force of Chinese
Through the Timely Intervention of a
Tnrrentlal Rln Prince Tnaa Throw
OB the Maak.
London. July 11, 4:13 a. m. "Xo au
thentic news from Pekin" is still the
burden of the dispatches frot.t the far
east, and although the disposition is
to believe the optimistic reports from
Chiuese sources, no real confidence is
possible until the legations, if they are
Btill in existence, are permitted to
communicate with their governments.
If. as is alleged, the Boxer movement
is losing ground in I'ekin. it might
have been supposed that the Boxers
would have endeavored to send up re
inforcements from Tien Tsin, but, in
stead of that they are still in great
force in the neighborhood of the lattei
place, and are assisted by the imperial
Chinese troops with ample efficient ar
Severest Flahtlnir Yet.
According to a special Che Foo dis
patch the fighting around Tien Tsin
on the 3d and 4th was severest yet
experienced. The British losses alone
were 30 killed or wounded. The
Chinese had 75.000 men, attacking sim
ultaneously from the west, north and
east, and made excellent practice with
over one hundred guns. The defend
ers numbered 14,000, with scant sup
plies, and it was only the presence of
the newly-arrived Japanese and Rus
sian guns that prevented a disaster.
One Russian company of infantry,
numliering 1-0 men had 115 killed or
wounded. The German contingent
also suffered heavilv. Bv the evening
of the 4th the situation was very
critical. The allies narrowly escaped
Saved by a Torrential Itala.
Providentially, when things were at
their worst a torrential rainfall com
pelled the Chinese to retire.
On July 6, the rain having abated.
the Chinese renewetl the attack, open
ing fire on Tien Tsin with two bat
teries of four-inch guns, but the allies,
aided by two of II. M. S. Terrible's 4.7
guns, succerded in silencing the
Chinese artillery after eight hours of
An Omlnona Dliterepaaey.
At Shanghai it seems now to be the
general lelief that the date of the
dispatch of July 3. asserting that two
legations were still standing, was an
error, either accidental or intentional.
The couriers mnst have left Pekin at
least five days earlier, making the real
date of the message June 28, while the
alleged massacres are said to have oc
curred on June 30. Until this point
can be cleared up the greatest anxiety
will be felt as to the fate of the Euro
Prince Tuan Thrown Oft the Maak.
According to the Shanghai corre
spondent of the Express it is war to
the knife between the dowager em
press and Prince Tuan. In a recent
edict the latter lioldly discards his
mask and signs himself as emperor,
lie warmly commends the prowess of
"his faithful Boxers." and in flowery
language appeals to their cupidity anil
fanaticism. In the same decree Prince
Tuan appoints Prince Tzuan. the "Iron
Capped" Prince Tsaishan. his imperial
clansman, and Kang Yi to command
the three chief wings of the Boxer
Destitute Earopcan Helnicee.
Three hundred Euroean refugees
from Tien Tsin have arrived at Shang
hai in a state" of destitution after ter
The Chinese version of the origin of
the outbreak as published in Shang
hai is that Baron Yon Ketteler was
hated by the Pekinese, who, taking ad
vantage of the condition of af
fairs, shot him out of revenge, there
by causing "a conflict between tha
Chinese troops and the Germans, the
latter of whom destroyed the tsung-Ii-ya
Will Bombard the Native City.
The Daily Xews" Tien Tsin corre
spondent says the allies have decided
to bombard the native city, which they
have hitherto hesitated to attack, ow
ing to the heavy commercial interests
Secretary llays Circular.
The London daily papers comment
favorably upon Secretary of State
Hay's circular. The Times says:
"It will meet with general approba
tion and welcome in Great Britain.
While it is manifestly dictated by re
gard for American interests, it coin
cides closely in almost all important
respects with England's avowed policy.
The reason is simple. In China the in
terests of both countries are primarily
commercial, and it is from their com
mercial relations that their principal
interests ere derived. Secretary Hay
bears this fundamental fact steadily
THE WAR IN SOUTH AFRICA.
Ike Tana ef Bethlehem Gallantly
Cap: a red and De Wet in Fall
Lcn-.'on. July 11. Lord licberts hna
pent the fallowing dispitcli to the war
"Pretoria, July 10.
"Clement's and Paget's forces en
tered Bethlehem J:ily 7. The former,
on Hearing the town, sent a Hag of
truce, demanding is surrender, which
i's refused by De Wet, when Paget,
making a wide turning movement,
feuccceded in getting hold of the ene
my's iT'Ost important position, cov-ring-the
town. This was carriel before
eiark by the Munster fusiieers ant
Ytirkshire light infantry. This morn
ing the attack was continued, ar.d by
noon the town was in our possession
and the enemy in fuil retreat. Our
casualties were four officers and 3'J
men of the Munsttrs wounded; one
missing. Captains MacPherson and
Wcakes and Lieut. Conway severely.
and .Meiit Boyd-Bechefcrle, Scottish
rifles, slightly wounded. Seven men of
the Yorkshires wounded, one killed,
two wounded of the Imperial yeomanry.
"Paget tcports that but for the ac
curate pnclice of the Thirty-eighth
Iioy:;l artillery and the Fourth city im-1-criiil
batteries, the casualties would
have been many more.
"Baden-Powell reached Bustcnburg
during the evening of July 8 without
tpposition. He found all quiet there,
and public confidence satisfactory.
thanks to the prompt and bold grasp
of the siti at ion taken by Mai. Han-
"The district west of this is some
what unsettled, owing to the small
forces which attacked Kustenburg, be
ing still in that neighborh.jod. Meas
ures t;re oeing taken tc mett this.
"Further information regarding the
cnplnrc of Bethlehem has now oeen
received from Clements. He states
that the country there is broken and
difficult. Consequently his ar.d P.iget's
cavalry were unable to make any wide
turning piovement. Clements attack
ed one position while Taget attacked
mother. The josition assailed by
Clements was gallantly captured by
the Koyal Irish, who captures! a gun
c the Seventy-seventh battery, lost
'The list of casualties has not been
recti veil, but Clements states they are
few considering the strength of the
"Hunter's cavalry under Brosdwood,
reached Bethlehem July S. Hunter,
with his main force, was within nine
miles of the town vtheu Clements dis-
t-lched his report." "
AC I f . PI S TMF. COSDII lOSS.
'flow Mrs. Scryinser hates to eee
"e?: she toM me she cccepted Mr.
Scrvmser chiefly because he had mane
Japan to Derive Xo Territorial Ad
vantace from I'rrpumlrranrr
of Troops In Chins..
Berlin. July 11. The foreign offica
yesterday informed the presi. that a!l
the iiowe-rs had corsnted 1, .linr.ni
long railroad journey to propose to , ..,,!, ir,r frr in n.; .t,-
Mipuvtion was made befcreinnd lhat
no pj'ver eo.ild derive any advantage
territorially from the fact of it3 hav
ing more trcops in China than tee oth
ers. The Japanese government has ex
pressed perfect willingness to send,
troops un.Ier these terms.
her." Indianapolis Journal.
A Similarity of Learning.
ne But don't you think you could
learn to love me?
She Oh. ves. po?siblv; but you know
the storv of the hcrse that learned to
havings. Detroit Free Tress.
THE MOVEMENT OF TROOPS.
Gen. MacArthur Anxiety Produce
Prompt Action by the War
Washington, July 11. Gen. Mac-
Arthur's Lr.xiety as to conditions in
he Philippines is indicated by the
ttatcirent that he nas ordered thu
arge transports on the Philippine sta
tion back to the United States in order
o expedite the transfer of troops to
he Philippines. Ihe Sher.nan is the
nly large troop sh-p in the Philip
pines. The Logan is in Chinese waters.
mid the 1 nomas due at Manila on the
Geu. MacArthur'. message is taken
to mean that these vessels will be sent
back to the United States as boon as
1 he transport Grant, which left San
Francisco on the 1st, with divisions of
the Sixth cavalry, i.nd a battalion of
niar.nes. was due at .Nagasaki about
the 30th. She unt'oubtedly will cor-
inue her oyngj tv Taku. where the
rocps she carries are much needed.
The balance of the C.00U troops or-
crcd to the Philippines to relieve the
clunteer army, will be forwarled as
rapidly as possible between now ami
The following schedule of transports
tiling from San Francisco nnd their
apacity has been prepared in the of-
ce of the quartermaster general:
July 16. Sumner. M0 men; August 1,
Meade, 83) ;nen; Ausrust lc, Hancock,
.100 men; Septeml.er 1, Warren, 1.230
icn; September 1C, Thomas, 1,770
en: October 1, Grant. 1,900 men; Oc-
tolr 16, Sheridan, 1.630 men; Novem
ber 1, Sumner, 840 men.
In addition to these vessels it is
tilted that the Sherman and Logan.
so, will be returned to this country
mee to cngagr" in the transfer of
regular trocps to the- Philippines. But
ne-ither of them will be available for
that tervicc for at least 45 days, both
now being on the other side of the
Troth Convicted of Fraud.
Boston. July 11. Francis Truth, who
ttivertised himself as a divine healer,
uppeareel in the United States circuit
court yesterday, withdrew his previous
plea of not guilty, pleaded guilty and
war. fineel $2,500, which he paid. He
pleaded guilty to seven indictments, ac
cusing him of using the mails to fur
ther n scheme to defraud, which in
rolveel his divine healing methods; and
on five charges he was fineel the maxi
mum penal! rv, $500 each.
Death of m Morgan Haider.
LiiingsN.n. Ky., July 11. Capt. Tom
'J. Ballard died at this piace. yester
e.ay. in his sixty-second year. Capt.
I'-nilard was related to prominent Ken
tucky families, and was a cousiu of ex
Oov. Francis, of Missouri. He was an
olhcer in Morgan's cavalry.
Millionaire Killed by a Train.
Allentown, Pa., July 11. Jvdward
Trcsler. aged 73 years, of Allentown,
a retired n-Mlionaiic lumber dealer
was struck by a Philadelphia Sc Bead
ing freight train and instantly killed,
ycsle-rday, while driving.