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Southern ladies' journal. (Little Rock, Ark.) 1886-18??, July 02, 1887, Image 4

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There is a new blue green of such
wonderful beauty that an enthusiast
who has seen it asserts that all the other
cohu’s look dull beside it. Fortunately
for the orange colors and scarlets it is
safe in London, and no great quantity of
it will arrive here for six weeks at least.
A New York woman is bringing home a
watering-place costume of it, however,
and it is well to be prepared.
One of the wealthiest women in Chi
cago is Mrs. Muncel Talcott, a childless
widow of three score years. When her
husband was fatally ill a few years ago
he requested her never to hoard a dollar.
Her income is $50,000 per annum, and
ot this sum she devotes $45,000 to local
charity. Her gifts are mainly in the
shape of wood, coal, clothing and pro
visions to the deserving poor.
The black and white checked silks of
the cheapest quality make very pretty
summer bonnets. The quantity of the
material needed is very small, and the
contrasts in the checks is so effective that
very little trimming is necessary. With
one of these bonnets, a lustreless black
frock and a white shawl, a woman looks
well dressed for all hours of the day and
for almost any occasion.
1 leafed skirt waists of striped or
sprigged linen, percale or batiste, for
neglige uses, are growing more and more
in favor and are worn at all the summer!
resorts,over skirts of various kinds. The
deep sailor col ar is frequently briar
stitched xvith fast-dye cotton in red or
blue, and the cuffs are finished to match.
A row of red or blue bone buttons fastens |
the blouse down the front.
Silver is not very costly, unless more
skill is expended upon it than goes to
the making of one of the husre oxydized
belt chains, but still a girl who wears one :
should consider a little before buying one
so immense that its size represents a
week of her father’s income. Any man
can guess out the value of one of those
ornaments and form his ideas of the
wearer accordingly, and nine men out of
ten refuse to regard them as ornaments
at all and call them all kinds of uncom
plimentary names.
°f the swellest weddings of next
tall will take place in October." The par
ties to the contract are Thurlow Weed
Lames, nephew of the late Thurlow
L eed, and Miss Frances Isabella Morris
daughter of John A. Morris, the Louis
iana Lottery king, whose fortune is esti-
M ate< \i‘ at to $15,000,000.'
Miss Morris is his only child. She is 1
worth $500,000 in her own right, and on |
icr wedding day she will receive $1,000,-
000 from her indulgent father. The
ceremony will take place at the family I
“o‘ntv n N t V hr^ S ’ S Neek ’ 'Chester
wil u X ' hou9andß o* invitations
V V 1 sec «o» 8 of the
United States-to. New Orleans, where
Mi- Moms married; to Chicago, San
brideeleet Y E "t°P e ’ wher * ‘J'
bride-elect went to school. The Mor
it is said, intend to make the wed
Oug an epithalamium in every sense of
the word—a general rejoicing over the
recovery of their daughter, who has
■ been quite ill for several years.
A curious account of a Chinese anaes
thetic is given in Nouv. Remedes (April,
p. 165). It appears that Dr. W. Lambuth
mentions in his third annual report of
the Sochow hospital an experiment made,
at the suggestion of a Chinese doctor,
with this preparation. A substance re
sembling wax. but harder and semi-trans
parent, in the form of a tablet, was cut
into small pieces and digested in water
for twenty-four hours, together with a
small white, woody excresence. The
liquid was then found by Dr. Lambuth
to possess well-marked ansesthetic prop
erties. It was found that a numbness of
the lips and tongue was produced, and
that the finger immersed in the solution
for some minutes could then be pricked
with a needle without any pain being
felt. The tablet was described as being
the juice of the eyes of a frog. It was
probably the substance obtained by the
'Chinese by placing a frog in a jar con
taining flour and irritating the animal,
when it exudes a liquid which forms a
paste with the flour. This is then dried
and made into cakes bearing some re
semblance to button lac. If the ames
■' thetic property be due to the frog’s ex
cretion and not to the white, woody ex-:
presence above mentioned, the fact sug
gests the possibility of the animal using
the secretion to deaden the pain to which ;
I it might be subjected by its enemies.
M est Point has met with a pretty se
vere rebuke from the administration in
the revocation by the President of the
unexecuted part of the sentence against
Cadet Evans of Illinois. He was tried
by court-martial, found guilty, and sen
tenced, because he had stated to a young j
lieutenant, who was one of his instrum!
tors, that he had treated him unfairly,
i His classmates told the members of the
board of visitors that Evans had simply
told the truth, whatever difference of
opinion there might be as to the pro
P r ’ e fy of giving expression to his views.
But military discipline, as interpreted at
M est Point, could not brook this, and
the sentence of the court-martial con
demned the cadet to remain at the acad
emy during the entire term of the en
campment, and to be put doyvn tyvo num- i
hers on the list. The confineme it might
be endured, but to be placed down two
numbers was great degradation, which
would follow the cadet through life, and
v Inch might seriously interfere yvith just
promotion at an important period in his
career. The officers of West Point were
remonstrated with by high officials.
iey were told that, in the opinion of
tic outside world, the sentence
was regarded as arbitrary and severe,
I and would tend to ' bring the
jacat emj into disfavor in quarters
; where it much needs friends. The reply
[simply was that the offense was “hein-l
OUS —that was the term used—and that !
the sentence must stand. But it hap
pened that young Evans had a great
many influential friends, and one of them
v;T Ced w a mem ber of the board of
Msitors to West Point this year. That
member investigated the case, and was
convinced that the cad7
either of a persecution or"of victin >
system that ought to U f a , Martinet
victor wa9 a
pei lence than the lieutenant t i arscr *x
fronted, and he has » ’A “‘fel,af
enemy's fi re . He “ "><>« 01 the
members of the board i, .? tlle other
I ou ® of the visitors came to W C ?’ and
and presented the matter os*
partment authorities ami f arDe
dent. The result wYt at P° thePr'Bi
heved of the unexecuted part tfT
sentence, and was assigned im L
upon graduation to a regim tnl'-'f
important, duties have recent tv h h ! ck
tr-ted. The interveaS" '?•
dent in a case that does not in™i£
missal from West Point is r ,„ih dl! '
and can only be interpreted to mean’tW
. under this administration &
nence or insubordination ot a cade J
W est Pomt is to be punished, the „ffi (
in command there are also to be
i«ructed that tyranny is not essential to
good discipline, and that the best wav to
make good soldiers of the cadets is to
treat them as men and not as slaves,
Grand and Upright Pianos
jzz Main Street, Little Rock,
Staple and Fancy
Cor. Eight and Main Sts. Factory Foot
Jansas Gazers,
. Jest Ad'
Largest Daily

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