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1334. VOL. 2, NO 41. News Notes. Knmimo and twenty warriors escaped ■om Lieutenant Maus' command, going B lo Chihauhau. Bynum’s new elephant, Alice, a com- ■ .of Jumbo, has been shipped at Biilon for New York. seventh Cincinnati May Festival ■llopenMay 18 and close May ,22. ■eodore Thomas, musical director. ■dusters of long-stemmed flowers are n to ornament bonnets this spring ■ preference to ‘blossoms arranged in other shape. ■ ; Ts Cotton Press at New Orleans ■asstruck by lightning during a storm ■ d;i\ night, and a thousand bales of ■lionwere destroyed. ■Mr. Gilbert, the author of “Engaged,” ■'lives n royalty of twenty dollars from ■r. I'ulmer for each performance of that ■dal the Madison Square Theatre. ■lain told that the profits of the Globf ■wra/last year equaled the capital- ■ value of the corporation. Under ■'Circumstances journalism counts. won the twentieth game of the ■taiational chess contest at New Or ■'..Monday night, and secured $2,000 ■hhe championship of the world from ■fcrtort. ■Rewound of Jules Verne, who was ■ en tlv shot by a crazy nephew, though ■ considered dangerous, is painful, ■ the four sui geons attending him ■. 4 een Una hle to extricate the bullet, ■ ls lodged in the shin bone. ■ I1,; the York World, ■ ° se ph Pulitzer, has generously giv- ■ ■ amouilt °f his salary for his first ■ V ? n^ress to le Governors of the |. . v ' )r os PCal. The money will ■ c.' P llllla nent bed in the hospital ■ an disabled journalists. ■ l 'of/°v^ er '' V ’ S ran d master work- | C “ I »ndafe" l i'> l “ SOf . LabO , r ’ iS anatiV ' ■ n where he was born ■ de hims e ] f tl ' adea machinist ’ he has ■J’ Or of q a Clv ’l engineer. He was ■'k.-, lf j y anton <or tw o years, and ■^iaV- 8 ' X ' ears at the head of the | PUBLISHED AND CONTROLLED BY L XDIES' JOURNAL CO LITTLE ROCK. ARK., APRIL , 0 . i88(> About Women. Mrs. Craik (Dinah Maria Mulock), is writing a play for Mary Anderson. Mrs. Arlo Bates, who died recently at Brookline, Massachusetts, wrote occa sionally for leading journals and maga zines over the name of Elinor Putnam. Mrs. Elizabeth Cady Stanton has ad dressed an open letter to Miss Cleveland asking her to use her influence against the fashion of wearing low-necked dresses. It is Sarah Bernhart who has brought plush back to favor in Paris. In Marion Delorme she wore a Louis XIII costume with plush sleeves, and straightway all Paris bought plush. Mrs. Louise W. Thomas, lately elect ed president of Sorosis, is the fourth woman to hold that position. Her prede cessors were Alice Cary, Mrs. Charlotte Wilbur, and Mrs. Jennie June Crolv. Queen Sophia, of Sweden, whose fee ble health is causing some inquietude, is to leave Christiana for Amsterdam in a few weeks to follow the massage treat ment of the celebrated Dr. Metzger. Lady Dilke, the wife of Sir Charles Dilke, who, as Mrs. Mark Pattison, has a considerable reputation as a writer, is about to publish in London a volume of tales entitled “The Shrine of Death and Other Stories." Rev. T. DeWitt Talmage, D. D., preached March 14th in the Brooklyn Tabernacle the tenth of his series of ser mons on “The Marriage Ring,” the subject being “The Sister s Influence Upon Her Brothers.’ The question why women do not com pose music with a success proportioned to their facility in interpreting it, is that the intricate mathematical mechanism of music operates as a bar to deter the fem inine aspirant. Women come to music for a luxury of enjoyment rather than for a means of expressing musical ideas according to scientific formula. Adelina Patti sang a new song, called “Darling Mine,” in London recently, with extraordinary effect. Ihe author of the song relatesthat after haying tried it over and over again some time ago, MARY W. LOUGHBOROUGH, PRESIDENT. Subscription $2 a Year she sang it on the morning of the con cert four times through, and in the artists’ room, beloie going on the stage, she studied every note and floritura as if her fame depended on the performance. An aged gypsy of the gentler sex, whose home is in New Jersey, says that Mr. Thomas A. Edison will soon aston ish the world with inventions so import ant that all his previous triumphs will look puerile. She founds her prophecy upon the fact that the accomplished young heiress, Miss Mina Miller, of Akron, Ohio, whom he has made his bride, is the seventh child of her father. As a momento of the opening of the Mersey tunnel, the Princess of Wales has been presented a bracelet which is a clever representation of a section of the tunnel. The arch surmounted by the Princess’ coronet, was formed a circle of brilliants, the entrance was of black en amel, and a fine diamond illustrated the line of perspective. The open gold band wis interwoven with a brief in scription, and on either side of the cen tral ornament appeared the monogram of her royal highness. Miss Cora A. Benneson, of Quincy, 111., a graduate of the Law School of Michigan University, started three years ago from San Francisco, with a lady friend, foi a trip around the world. Al though these ladies travelled alone through countries on the verge of war and pestilence, they suffered no rudeness, but met with kindness and attention on every hand. Miss Benneson is now giving “Conversations on Foreign Travel,” which are said to be exceed inolv interesting. She tells how she travelled in the sedan chairs of China, penetrated the sacred cities and temples of India, enjoyed dromedary-back exer cise in the Soudan within sight of the arrillery flashes of the British squares, rode on horseback across Palestine from Jerusalem to Damascus, traversed the heart of the Greek Peloponnesus, and visited with Schliemann his excavations, explored the fiords of the Norwegian shore in a coasting vessel, saw Russian life in St. Petersburg and Moscow, and footed it through Switzerland, the En glish Lake District, and many other places of interest.