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AB1Z0NA WEEKLY REPUBLICAN: PIICENIX, THURSDAY, JANUARY 19, 1893.
vt WW I!" t r j- i r r I t."&3?c.rt1!$L 1 niiViSSSiW sWJUES isjiss: FRATERNAL BUILDING. A New Structure In St, I.onU for tlio Use of Secret Societies. Tlie Iicnutl fill edifice now being erected In St. Louis for tlio exclusive use of secret rocietles Is situated on the northwest cor ner of Kloventh strict, nnd is to cost 12000. The. building will bo constructed of buff Itcdfnnl stone, handsomely cnived, for the first two stories, and the four sto ries above will be of light Homnu brick. The interior framework is of Iron, nnd the building will bo fireproof. The roof of the building wilt bo ustd as a summer garden. FRATERNAL HUILDISO. The four upper stories will be divided Into eight commodious lodgerooms, each of which will have two anterooms, with lava tories connected. A special feature will be the electric lighting of the lodgerooms, which will surpass anything of the kind in the city. The two lower floors will con tain, offices for tlio accommodation of the general officers of the various lodges which make their homo in the building, a restau rant, liowllng alley, etc. With the ad vantages of n terraco garden 100 feet above the level of the street, where lodge mem bers can enjoy cool summer breezes, the Fraternal building wlllbeadeslrablegath erlur place for fraternal societies. MASONIC. Chinese Masonlo Temple Dedicated In Host on Notes. The Chinese Freemasons now have a temple In Boston. It is situated in Mount Hope cemetery, and is the only one in the United States. It was dedicated by Grand Master Gong Hoar, of the Chinese Masonic order, and the ceremony was mast peculiar and Interesting. The temple is built of brick, with a solid masonry foundation. It has no roof, nnd only a brick wall 18 inches high Incloses it. Two furnaces are located In the rear In which offering? to the gods In memory of dead Chinamen are made. Gong is a remarkable looking Chinaman, 0 feet tall, dressed In American clothes and sporting a heavy black mustache. A pair of eyeglasses set off an intelligent countenance, which is very unlike thejordi nary Chinaman's. In the jurisdictions of Pennsylvania and England the j wel of the past master is a silver square nnd tho diagram of the forty seventh proposition, first book of Euclid, engraved on a silver plate pendent within It. In other jurisdictions it is the com passes extended to CO degs., with a sun in the center. Where real Interest in Freemasonry pre vails is where dues are willingly nnd promptly paid. At a very large gathering of the supreme council of sovereign graud inspectors gen eral of the thirty third and Inst degree, An cient and Accepted Scottish Kite Masons, held In New York, a plan was discussed for uniting all the Scottish rite bodies, of i which there are 8 in this country, under one grand supreme council. Three hundred and seventy-four fellow crafts were raised in the District of Colum bia last year. Maine has close to 23,000 members. Ohio raised 1,972 fcllowcrafts last year. There aro over 13,000 lodges in the order. ROYAL ARCANUM. Supreme Secretary Kolison's I'redlctioii. Notes by the "Way. Supreme Secretary W. O. Hobson pre dicts that no more than fifteen assessments will be levied this year. No one is better Qualified to judge than he. For the three months ending Oct. 1 over 3,000 applications for membership were re ceived. The chairman of tho committee on laws of the supreme council is the legal adviser of the supreme officers. Tho order hosi'O grand councils. The average age of members in the order is Sii.GI. Tho order, because of its foundation principles, its splendid business manage ment, its carefully selected supreme coun cil officers, is an acknowledged leader, and it is for the Interest of each one to do all in his power to "carry upward and onward" the Ii. A. banner, which all so dearly love. The fourteenth assessment of the year was called on Nov. 1, and there will be but fifteen in nil. The largest number reached was In 1890 nnd 1891, when blxteen were levied. Tho order has Increased 14,000 or 15,000 in membership during 1893. The order was incorporated under tho laws of Massachusetts iii November, 1877. A. O. U. W. Interesting 1'uitA Coucernlnjj the Order and It Formation. The first A. O. U. W. lodge was insti tuted nt Mcadville,-Pa., Oct. 27, 1808, with J. J. Upchurch, the father of the order, as master workman. The lodge"still ej if ts, hi known as Jefferson, No. 1, the original membership being fourteen. The first grand lodge was formed at Corry, Pa., in December, 1870, with W. W. Walker ns grand master workman. This grand lodge was incorporated March 21, 1871. Tho su preme lodge was organized at Cincinnati Feb. 11, 1873. The first benefit was paid to the widow of Peter Grover, of Pennsyl vania, who died Feb. 5, 1873. The grand lodge of New York paid out from Jan. 1 to Oct. 1 701, 530.43. There nre now 29 grand jurisdictions, with unother western new one in sight. Next session of the grand lodge of Ne braska w ill bo held at Lincoln in May, 1693. Nevada has assessments Nos. 25 and 0 for November. Tho Select Knights of Canada havo re ceived their certificate of registry from the Insurance department of Ontario entitling them to transact Ufa insurance, business against death, and also on the endowment plan. I. O. O. F. Tlio riwt. Chief Tntrlarcli In America. Notes of tho Order, The first chief patriarch In America was John Boy. He was also the first grand patriarch. The grand secretary of Illinois received 1,000 capitation tax during the first ten days of October. The colored Odd Fellows, known ns the United Order of Odd Follows, have n mem bership in the United States of fully 150,- coo. Keport comes from Maryland thnt the past six months havo been tho most pros perous in that state within ten years. The third Monday in September, 1KB, will bo Odd Fellows' Hay at Chicago. Tho veterans of Massachusetts have just celebrated their anniversary in glorious style. Over 00 prominent members of the order sat down to an elaborate banquet. Tho usual ceremonies were followed. The lot on which tho Odd Fellows' hall nt San Francisco stands cost the order tl2o,000. Tho cornerstone of the building was laid May 4, 1881. Brooklyn is to have a French speaking lodge. The City of Churches is always alive to the Interest nnd welfare of tho order. Seventy-nine lodges failed to make elec tion returns to the grand lodge Inst year. Something should bo done to wake up these lodges. A few changes have been made, in the secret work. In due tlmo all lodges will receive proper instruction. In Missouri nil Odd Fellows' halls are exempt from state and county taxes. A museum of antiquities has been found ed nt Baltimore by tho brethren who appre ciate the value of Odd Fellow relics. KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS. Progress of tho Order In New York State. Helmet (Hints. From the report of the committee on cor respondence tho following interesting data as to New York state is furnished: Organ ized Oct. 29, 18C8, sixth in order. Relative rank Jan. 1, 1891, in lodges, 0; members, 5; gain, 12; per cent, gain, 43; members per lodge, 17; Knights per 1,000 population, 30; Knights per 1,000 white male adults, 43; suspensions per 100 Knights, 41; suspen sions per 100 initiates, 45; total expense, C; relief expense, 0; relief per capita, 24; pel cent, relief to total expense, 12; cash assets, 4; assets per capita, 23; average rank, 18, a loss of four places. Tho session of the supreme lodgo had hardly adjourned before tho echoes of dis satisfaction begun to bo heard. One item of business done which was not generally liked was the election of major general of the uniformed rank. At the close of the fiscal year, March 31, the organization and membership of the uniformed rank stood as follows: Total divisions, 097; membership, 37,840. From March 31 to July 1, 50 additional divisions have been instituted, increasing the mem bership to the grand total on July 1, 89,380. RED MEN. Secret Work or tho Order Kmulematlc ol Indian Character. The secret work of the order Is comprised in fourdegrees.emblemnticof Indian char ftcter, virtue nnd history, teaching precepts of morality and brotherly love. An ex pressive vocabulary of Indian words is used in the work, which is translated and used at present in French and German. Thero are 17 tribes in New York city, of which 4 work in French. The membership July 1 wns 122,314 In I 1,434 tribes and 30 great councils. During I tho year ending the same date nearly flOOV 000 was disbursed for the relief of the sick and burial of the dead. Algonquin tribe, No. II, of St. Johfisbury, Vt., last by lire recently the entire property of the tribe. Almost every member of the tribe is a loser to some extent. The first tribe in Pennsylania was insti tuted at Norristown. On the 21st of last moon the order celebrated that event nnd Columbus Day with a parade of over 1,000 Red Men. Knights of St. John. In the days of tho Crusudes there were several chlvalric orders. The most cele brated were tho Knights of St. John and the Knights Templars. The order of St. John was established as a hospitaller order at Jerusalem in 1018. About 1118 the or-j derwas reorganized on a military basis. I Driven from Jerusalem at the end of the I Crusades in 1291, it migrated to Cyprus, from thence in 1301 to Rhodes, where it I sustained two celebrated sieges; sojourned I at Castro, Amalfi and Rome from 1533 to 1530, and possessed the Isle of Man from 1530 to 1798. Tho order was divided into eight languages or nationalities. The or der came to America in 1870, when the first encampment in America St. John's, No. 74, G. II. S., now No. 1, G. R. A. was In stituted. In olden tunes the head of tho order wns elected for lifo and his title was tho "grand master." His assistants were formed into a general chapter or chapter general. The knights wore over their usual garments a ciimson surcoat embel-' lislied beforo nnd behind with a broad ' white cross of eight points. In time of pence tho dress of ceremony was a long black mantle, irjOii which tlio same cross of white linen was sewed, 1'ratiTiial Mlscellnny. Pennsylvania has 50,000 Patriotic Sons of Ameiica, nnd the roll is still increasing largely. The newly elected grnnd master of the Order of B'rith Abraham is a member of Rrooklyn City lodge, No. 118. Tlio total amount paid to members of the United Friends who havo become per manently disabled since the organization of the order to Sept. 23 was M TO, 100 ,,nd to tho beneficiaries of deceased members 13,729,898.53, a total of 2,908,993. 53. A member of n fraternal order can scarcely commit a greater blundei than to decry a sister socitty. To spend time to convince a man that another society is un worthy of confidence is worse than wasted time on the part of the member, for If he sueceids ho has only weakened confidence In all societies, as tho average man knows thnt substantially thero is not much differ ence nmoug tho established orders. American Legion of Honor. Tho total metulwrsiilpof thestuto of New York on June 0 wns 19,237. During the six months ending June 30, out of a membership in the state of New York of 19,500, there were 1(3 deaths. During the six mouths ending June 30 there wire 1,090 initiations and 1,003 rein statements in the state of New York. The order is growing in nil tho states. New councils nro being instituted, and old councils nro being increased in numbers. ASSOCIATIONS. Young Men nnd Women Aro Doing Great Work. Thero wns a cornerstono laying nt tho corner of Arch and Eighteenth streets, Philadelphia, a fow days ngo that wns a novelty. Tho building had been con structed to tho third story, nnd tho stone wns placed at that level directly over tho main entrance; but as women were managing tho affair they called it a "cornerstone." Tho structure is that of tho Women's Christian association, nnd not only does it show tho work of u noblo organization, but tho building is in every way worthy of its purpose. When completed it will be eight stories high, with a roof garden, will ho built of stone np to the water lino nnd above that of huff brick with granito trim mings. It lias a frontage of l.'KJ feet ou Arch street nnd 117 on Eighteenth streot, and will nccommodato 2.10 working girls, who will havo tho benefits of u training school and variona educational facilities. The basement will bo occupied by tho laundry, supply room, boilers, rooms for tho training schools nnd rooms reserved for educational purposes. Tho object of tho work was very beau tifully set forth by Rev. Dr. John Hemp hill, pastor of tho West Arch Street Presbyterian church, in which tho re ligious ceremonies wero held, ns it is on tho corner opposite tho new building. Ho emphasized tho fact that the Wom en's Christian association is not engaged in reforming the fallen, but in preserv ing tnat which is pure. It is to encour age good work, to mako life more so ciable and agreeable for girls who would otherwise bo lonely and borrowful. Ho told of tho good work dono by this branch in its present home, whero 000 meals per day aro served at a mod erate cost nnd many other worthy chari ties conducted. In its new home tho association will rank among the first organizations in Philadelphia. Tlin PHILADELPHIA iicii.di.no. Tho Y. M, C. A. building at Charles ton is situated on King street, just below Market, and consequently only half a block fror. tho favorite prome nade of tho city. It is 53 by 1G0 feet, divided, however, by an area for light and ventilation. Tlio remainder of the lot It by 53 is used for ft lawn tennis court. Tho gablo rests on circular columns and contains threo openings, ono of which has a semicircular cap. The angle is finished in fancy work. On tho right is a tower rising considerably above tho building proper, capped with a conical roof. The parapet between tlio tower nnd gablo is decorated with t-quaro open ings in tho brick work. ,ar0 d u .,' ',.',; '"?, , -" . i .', v !5,rlVe' "' Iilr leiicr' Tho cntranco is by tho towrr, through Inch is m- oung Men's Christian Association." The remainder of tho first floor, on tho front, is occu I pied by two storerooms, with extensive 1 plate glass and bhow windows. The j rental from these makes a permanent source of revenue to tho association. The association has about trebled its membership sinco entering tho new bnilding, and though its current ex- penses aro doubled money has never been secured so easily. Mr. Atha T. Jamison is the general secretary, who for eight years has been managing the work. This building has made possible n moro aggressive work for the young men of the community, nnd has given tho association u prestige nnd a guaran tee of permanency that nothing else could have bestowed. Mlo Sets Tj-jie. Women compositors aro plenty, but wemen who manage newspapers or serve ns foremen are so raro that Miss Lizzie Schroiner, of Pomeroy and Middlcport, O., is entitled to spe cial mention. For ten years she has dono good work on tho Pomero Telegraph, and for the last fivo years has set nearly all the dis play type, made up tho forms 'and had supervision of tho mechanical "zzih scmtciNER. department. Stranger still, she has walked tho two and a half miles from her home in Middleport twice every day, making n total of 15.C0O miles in tho ten years, besides working in the offico ten hours per day. It goes without saying that she had by naturo a very good constitution, and tnose wno see Her ou tho road very early in the morning or late in tho even lug notico her quici, springy step and glow of health. The mechanical finish of The Telegraph, ns made up by her her, shows that she understands the business thoroughly. It is estimated that in the ten years she has set up 0,240 feet of type, column width, and disposed of 02,300 sheets of manuscript of thir-size that runs ten pages to the foot of type. But she has now given up the work for an indefinite period, her first rest in ten years, and is going to Michigan for a lengthy visit. Fine Hour Mills. In the state of Coahuila, Mexico, are located two of the finest flour mills in the republic, one at Torreon and the other Saltillo, tho latter having a ca pacity of 150 barrels per day and an elo. vator with a capacity of 50,000 bushels. The best wheat in Mexico is grown in the uplands of Coahuila. CHRISTIAN WmMmMWmt Ml TWO GOOD MOTTOES. "MUM'S THE WORD" AND OR SHUT UP." 'PAY UP Mrs. Frank Leslie YVrltm on Some l!nter tabling Themes All Kplsotlo of the 1H evated Ilnllroad llehlnd tho Scenes. Tho Necessities of Life. ICopyriRht, 1R33, by American Press Associa tion. All rights reserved. & OING home very tired ono day by tho elevated railroad my drowsy ear was caught by the fresh, clear voice of a young girl saying "Mum's tho word." "About what?" asked an older nnd wearier woman's voice. "Oh everything," replied the girl with u tinkling littlo laugh, nnd as if the phrase tickled her fancy she repeat ed it still moro blithely. "Yes, mum's the word. That's the best rule of life I know of." "There's another that they use a good deal inthominingdistricts'saidaman's voice, with a little laugh, "and that's 'Pay up or shut up.' Don't you think that's better ndvice, Miss Lottj "" "I don't just see what it means," re plied Lotty coquettishly. "Why, if ono fellow has done another fellow an ugly turn say got his money at cards and the first man thinks he didn't play on the square" "Oh, dear, I don't know anything about such dreadful people," interposed Lotty, nnd tho older woman added, "And I hope you don't either, William." "Course I don't, mother, and of course you don't," returned William, with ft choked laugh struggling under his voice, "only I've heard it, you see, and it seems to mo a better rule to work by than just to keep mum, no matter what anybody does to you," "But you didn't finishexplainingwh.it it means," interposed Lotty. "Suppose one of these horrid men cheats another horrid mm at cards, for I suppose that's what you ineanr "That's about tho sizo of it, Mis Lotty," replied William cheerily. 'Well. then, you see tho fellow that comes to grief feels mad nnd wants to pay up.'' "Why, he's got to pay up if he's Iot tho money, hasn't he?" "Oh, well, it doesn't mean that kind of paying up. If tho other tellow carried a conplo of aces up his sleeve, why you want to pay him up for cheating, don't you?" "Want to bo revenged on him?" "Well, if you put it that wav. Any how, if he's a plucky fellow he'll go for him fists or six shooter or liowie, some how or other and pay him up for being such a sneak, don't you see? But if ho isn't plucky, and feels as if tho other ono had got heavier fists, or a quicker aim, or a handier knife, he sort of crawls away nnd goes nround scolding and snarling and blowing." "William, what sort of associates havo yon been among in tho west?" put in the moth'T in a ti:e of dismay. But Lotty, witli her little, tinklinglaugh, suggested: "So, then, tho other man tells him if he hasn't tho cour.igo to pay up his grudge ho had better shut up and not talk aliout it. I3 that it?" "Yes, Miss Lotty; that's just it, and 1 think it's pretty good ndvice, isn't it? If soiiicbody'h done you a mean turn, why, pay him up for it. And if you can't pay it up, why, shut up till you can, but don't tako it out in swearing " Tho cars stopped, and when they went on tho voices had ceaed. Evidently my friends had got off, and I never had seen them hut tho not result of the little overheard discussion crystallized in my mind into the question: Is it better to pay up or bhut up, or is "Mum's the word" the better rulo of life better than either to pay up or bhut up? All of us, especially women, have plenty to comnl in of ns wo go throuch the world. Is imael'8 children, whose" hands wero against every man and every mans hands against thorn, aro never hard to find; indeed, it sometimes 6eems ns if, moro or less disguised, they pervaded society in all its grades nnd all its relations and weio impossible to avoid, oven though tho exterior seems to promise better things. Sometimes indeed a woman's foes nro thoso of her own household, and be hind tho closed doors of what to tho world seems a happy homo a system of persecution or of struggle is carried on which nobody suspects, unless in deed tho victim, finding it impossible to "shut up'rany longer, desperately re solves to "pay up" by exposing her ty rant to tho vengeance of the public. Do you doubt tho existence of these silent sufferers? If so you are not one of those persons endowed, to their own misfortune, with what is known as a sympathetic naturo, persons to whom everybody tells their story almost at sight, often ending it with some such remark as this: "I don't know why I have told you all this. I have never spoken of it outside 1 of my own home to a living creature. But there is something about you that , seems 10 open my nearc ana assure mo that I may place confidence both in your sympathy and your discretion." Of course ono can but assuro theso poor wounded ones of both tho sympathy and the discretion, and finish by admin istering such advice or comfort as sug gests itself, though often with a dreary senso that neither tho one nor tho other will do any real good. Still the telling of the story does seem to do good to Bitch persons, and often enough they finish the interview by avowing that they feel happier than rv N vt . til, tlioy havo tor wcecs or years or ages, as they may phraso it, for ono result of intenso worry is, as I havo frequently noticed, to give the object of itthesenso of having suffered for a length of time beyond the power of computation. The phrase, "an eternity of woe," is by no means a mere poetical trope, but a very real experience, as I fear too many of you who read theso lines know from a bitter experience, while, on tho other hand, tho hours or days of real happi ness dotted along through a life seem to brief and so far away when once they aro passed that wo almost doubt if we ever actually experienced them, or if in deed they wero no more than one of those morning dreams apparently cov ering hours, but which waking reason tells us only filled tho half ininut3 be tween tho servant's first and second knock upon tho bedroom door. Again, tho poets havo, as indeed they generally do, seized upon tho truo in wardness of tho situation when they speak of a "dream of delight," a "vision of joy." Just think of it! "An eternity of voo" and a"dieam of delight," nnd yet both events may, by tho measure of the clock, have occupied tho same length of time. But to return a littlo to our muttons. Tnko the case of a girl at home and I daro say sorno girl reading this will think I mean her, and Bomebody not a girl will immediately fit the cap to the head of somo friend of their own, but really I mean no girl in particular, but, alas, a great many girls in general a girl, wo will say, whose parents aro in very moderate circumstances, and yet not poor enough to allow their daughter to go out into the world to earn her own living. She must stay at homo and "bo subject unto her parents." Sho must do tho work which if it wero dono for a stranger would bring her in a solid income, while at home she is paid in food, not such as 6ho could fancy perhaps; in clothes, each garment of which represents a separate pang of mortification and disappointment, and in a good deal of 'scolding and fretting at from a sickly or overworked mother and 11 harassed father. The girl feels, bitterly feels, that the days of her youth and good looks aro passing by; that she is losing those chances of untold pros perity and joy which every girl believes oh, bwect delusion! lie within her reach if only sho could get her hands free to grasp at them. She knows that unless some new opjiortunity is offered to her boforo long the day will come when she, too, will lie peevish and sickly and fretted into wrinkles and sallow ness as her mother is now, and it inav well be without her mother's solace of having fulfilled a woman's destiny and taken rank as wife and mother. I Perhaps it is even worso than this; I per'.ia;3 the girl is actually ill ued; per- ' hap3 tho father drinks, nnd tho mother is a vixen, nnd tho rough boy brothers ' nro allowed to teao and tyrannize and j bully their sister as only rough boys can. In cither case here is a life being ' spoiled and crushed, and yet capable of being saved by tho intervention of somo btrong hand and masterful will. But if this good girl is of Lotty's way of thinking, and considers that "Mum's the word" is tho best rulo of life, she will simply refrain from trying to summon that hand and will to her rescue, nnd I will, after somoycarsof desperate Strug- ' gle. go under the waves and ndd ono moro to "t.te noble army of martyrs," each ono of whom adds her little item to tho account mankind is bcoring up against fate an account probably to bo 1ep-.1di.1ted in tho end, since it can never bo p lid off. But perhaps'tho girl, having stuck to her motto of "Mum's tho word," finds her releasocomesthroiigh somo William or Thomas or Jack or Joseph, who offers her marriage. Naturally the poor child grasps at any means of escape from her dreary life and docs not too closely scrutinize what it offers instead, bi.e marries in haste and, alasl repents at leisure. Jack or Joseph turns out to be different from the father from whose grumbling she has escaped, but not, on the whole, any better. Ho does not grumblo or growl so much certainly, hut ho laughs and sneers, which is worse. Tho father dealt out his money sparingly for the new gown that could not 1)0 refused, but tho husband, if urged too far, swears angrily that he has nono to givo and bids her make over her old things or buy them out of tho magnificent dowry she brought him, ' when, poor child, she knows that he knows the price of her wedding gown is not )'et scnmpeu out ot tno poor house- hold she has left. Perhaps, on tho other hand. Jack or Joseph is foolishly careless of money, spends what ho can get as soon as it comes to hand, and lives for the rest of tho month on credit, as she is also wel come to do if she can get anybody to givo it to her, for a Jack or a Joe of this kind had as lief be in debt for a hun dred dollars as for ten, sinco he never intends to pay either. We all know the end of this career debt, failure, pro cesses at law, bankruptcy, ruin, misery of every sort. Tho children come, and their mother remembers iu shame nnd vain regret her resentment against her own poor mother, now that she finds her self also growing peevish and complain ing and ailing and lachrymose. She at last learns to understand, now it is too late, tho causes of that poor mother's infirmities of body and temper, and re solves that as her own daughter grows to womanhood she will make her see the matter moro truly than ever she did herself. She won't do it. however, and for two reasons the first, that it is impossible. one of the malicious provisions of fate be- tag that experience is "not to be trans- ferred," every traveler upon fate's iron road having to buy his or her own ticket, and not one of them privileged to enjoy it without paying the whole cost out of his own pocket, and the second reason being that tho motto of "Mum's the word" is a righteous and a decent one when a mother's discontent with hei husband is the topic and his own child the auditor. Few women, I think, would deliberately transgress this unwritten law. although tho impatient word, and tne eipquont siienco, ana tne riseT tho eye, and tho toss of the head ally suffice to givo tho children ai an inkling of what the mother tb,? sho is so honorably keeping to hersur But there aro other women ia c.v walks of lifo who may havo use f0f 9 ty's favorite motto, or who put to (-. selves the cynical query: " Is it better to shut up or pay op' Households are there where e - questions of want aro not raiv-a , . money is nbundant nnd the In, . life assured. But few people n,.w feel contented to follow Panr. HI saving jouu mm raiment inerpwuh content," not even when hm Jf bankbooks aro added, for the-p m, 1 rebels, especially the female nif . thein, contend that the lurum-. ,r ago are tho necessities of the 0. v r'l that so far from being conten' . , and raiment, houses and t.lf they count all thoso as naught than naughtif they aro not ae.-.n ' by sympathy, delicate coim (Pf " harmony of temper and tate au, peace and sweet content oV found in congenial compa-ii ns These women, having in intPd hero of their own imagiiK.v d denly waking to tho co..s. !.,,, they havo played upon tin 1 such a trick as did Tita 1.. , , , , crowned an ass' head with f .r- ..,., their "dream of bliss" all t ,1 , 3 resolves itself into 1111 'Vterui s v . naturally seek to ease tho n, ,, . ,f , discovery by an "outcry m - ..TI..I.. r.l 1 -! i .. - audible, and it is very iutu-al , should. Do you happen to know t1 a) 1 tV geons aver tho deadly efforts of ,,.13 to be very much mitigated h r , One of the most diabolical refinn.r ,., of torture in tho inquisition wis u,gag the victim so that ho remained p-r force mute. Men have thus died cmct buffering they might have sustain! tad nature been allowed her free r.iure And so with tho woman wtiu fr;j that life has become too complex a- too painful to be governed bv tue pri, motto of "Mum's the word." Marten have come to such a head with her tia the question now is, Can I pay up, a:J if I cannot, what then? Why ttif a; ternative is, shut up, and most womeii soine of them with full inteminc aa some of thein with tho defensive ,n. stinct that makes even a dove pi k a; the cruel hand that squeezes it-wul begin the process of paying up bv tt-11-ing out their causes of complaint acj putting their intimate enemy to an t-j shame. I say open, for it is sn c t0 1 come bo, even though at first tap se-rtt is only breathed in the car of an an mate friend or even toll in tne-ccfes eional. Some cynic inquires, "Way snonil you expect your friend to keep vm secret when you could not keep it ynqr. self?" And why, indeed? Perhap3 it is not only told to one mn mate friend, perhaps it is tosiw,ii to everybody, to tho newspapers t tho divorce court. In either wa r : all ways it effects its purpose and t: unhappy and wronged wife wea ad timid though sho is pays up her Hrm better than she could with even the "fti shooter or bowie" of Lotty's wMi-rn friend. Do you blame her? Having shut up as long as she w able, is sho not right to pay up in tc end? I think so. PARIS FASHIONS. Tlie first 1'mplro Ilagc New GooJi. Mill for Next Spring. Just now everything is First Empire as I predicted it would bo several months ago, but even I did not foresee thit it would become so general a f'J f Even tho flower girls have enormcai balloon sleeves and all sorts of capelmes. I think the fancy will endure nnnl spring at least, and while it does we will each and all imagine ourselves act pictures of the beautiful but unfor tnnate Josephine. I have told you what is; now let tse say a word about what is to be There will bo a revoln 'f. tim. in fir .r i.f full and wide skirts bef re long, nnd I think we may toon en ter into n fnmua ableenvir'mroMit of steel in the way of hoops The first will be in bell shape tnth no actual iioup jilwve the knee but later tuey will grow and swell and bm-nine as overwuetm ingly large as rhey were uefore In the wa ' new gooits wears fortunate eunngli THE JOSEPHINE. to have a renewal of several o J fJ4"r ites in the shape of brocaded wooicns and the ever lovely empress cloth. The unwieldy bedford cord has lived out its usefulness. I saw some next spring and Mnnmei' silks a few day since under seal f & crecy, and like a dutiful chrnn it I tell you all in strict confidence There will be plaids in faint toues rather tnan colors, and over all is a chameleon effect also in very delicate shades. There will be some superb styles of "cheney" aft with large but faint floral patterns with that hazy, indistinct outline that seems to merge into the groundwork. Oret all this will be thrown a lattice work of satin. Tho patterns for the chinas W pongees are to bo mostly geometrical with snowflakes and queer figures w every sort. Cubes, rhomboids, parallel ograms, triangles linked, and yet oth ers show stars, moons and comets. urn looking for one with the canals en the planet Mars, and do not doubt on will vet be found renresentinir It 'Ik to-frMJtf3irtc w 3 Lltt i $kn$&W t&& i. &!d&llite&,i dK&S '"jfe'frfatit.BBBfcJX-J.