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A DOWDY BUT A BELLE. Clara Belle Severely Condemns the Style of a Witty and Fashionable Young Woman. KoTelties in Household Articles Discussed for Houskeepers, Young and Old. How the Young People of New York ltclux Strict Formality at . Badminton* The Way in Which n Howlinjj swell Getsilimsell Ip for the Ilariu less Game. New York Letter: 1 have read a heap within a month in the society columns ot our city dailies and weeklies, as well as in out-of-town letters, concerning one Noa Don. who seems to be accepted as the spring-tide belle of Fifth avenue. Non sense! This is too big a town, and even the limits of the most pretentious society are too spacious, to permit any single girl to pet unquestioned supremacy. I have seen this precious creature, moreover, and 1 am telling you Cor keeps that she is no such thing as the accounts make her out. I'm not denying her all the wit at repartee to iredited to her. She truly has ■ touguc as iliarp and quick as ever 1 heard: but what I am impressing on you this minute- is that a Queen of Swelldom, if we ever do crown one. will be perfection as to dress. Now. Noa Don is merely a traveled and educated gill, who has been round the world to pick up conceits that startle and amuse us; who has come into New York with family connections that give her en trance to the charmed circles of wealth, and «he makes her witty comments— as nave been so extensively reported — with considerable cleverness; but when 1 have described her as she presented herself at the Academy of Music the other evening yon will understand why I won't concede that she ought to be elevated into public view as supremely fine. She ought to huve been arrayed in fashionable evening costume, of course, because she sat in a box along with women so dressed. But she ap parently aimed to be , DISTISCTIVKLY ODD. Her hair was loose and fluffy, and the only ornamentation or attempt at coiifure was a curious Bori of gilded thing — not un like a crown -set on the top of her head. Her dress was pale amber >atm, and its cut was not unlike that of the current morning gown. Her anus wene completely covered by sleeves and gloves, but her nmiapn was law 111 a Bquariah shape, outlined by a Btand-up frill of lace, as little in the fashion cf Queen Elizabeth. No. no; Noa Don can not be officially admired, no matter how smart her sayings, until she robes her self in accordance with strict fashiou's rules. What a jolly row Miss Cleveland has been kicking up. by the way. about low corsages. Still, she is awfully right in con demning some of the nudity, and you will remember that 1 have been doing the same missionary sort of work for several seasons. i*he makes n special point of it that the line of bareness shall bo high enough bo cover all of the dis tinct feminity. He* Idea is that bare amis, an. l so much Of the breast as happens to be flat, are not an immodest exposure: but as I looked up from the perusal of her letter— it was just before Starting tor B recent ion. and a bevy of tirls were randy to go— and my eyes fell on a maiden of exceeding meager nests in curvatures, I said to myself: '•Where would the line be dra*vn across that creature if it were lowered in obedience to .Miss Cleveland's proposition?'' BOUBKHOLO AIM l( I.LS are so frequently asked about by a*ycor respondents that I here give, by general way of answer, a number of points. Pil low-shams arc used in preference to fancy trimmed slip overs. Lace curtains never go out of fashion. They I.re used for parlors, reception and dlning-rooma, bedrooms, and. in fact, for all the rooms of a houso. if preferred to the many novelties in what is called .Madras lace. really a muslin brocbe curtain, in various colors to suit the furnitures of the room for which they are intended. The moat htfh* [onablc watch chain worn is a short fob chain, with a ball at the end. which inavbe plain, chased or set with Jewels. We did not know that they were called Queen Anne watch-chains, but that is probably the name by which they arc known to some fashion writers and to jewelers. Grena dines are BOperceded by canvas or etamine fabrics nowadays, but are still worn by a few conservative ladies. Great variety in form and color of upholstery, draperies and all the pieces of furniture in a room is per mitted by fashion at present. In fact, what is called by some writers the eloctric room — that is. a room furnished with choice furniture representing various modern or medieval periods of art furnishings, and harmoniously combining several subdued colors with one prevailing tint or tone — is considered the height of taste. But it re quires OHKA.T JUDGMENT in selecting the pieces of furniture, the cur tains, carpets, decorations and ornaments of such a room. There is danger of mak ing it look like a furniture dealer's collec tion. The rage for decorated china, or delft, is on the wane, but when plain white is used it is selected of the finest ware, and is sometimes made decorative in the fluting or waving of the pieces in dotting, scallop hie. denting or flagreting the edges, the handles and borders of the cups, dishes, sauces, plates and side pieces. The most exquisite and fanciful shapes of antique, niediseval and modern pottery are chosen, all done in white. Then, if color is de manded on the table, it is supplied by flow ers, all one color if possible, by fancy col ored glass and open drawn work lines in the tablecloth, showing the bright color of the fine flannel cloth placed under the white one. Sometime a long mat of velvet or plush of the color of the flowers and glass on the table is placed down the center of the same, and on this are placed the eperjoie, a central glass etna for tlowers and lruit, and the little bisque. j tiuures holding btekete t;dl of bon-bons, candied fruits and motto ptpan, the fancy glass tlowor receivers and flower-! and choice pieces of silver. For a toilet set. decorated china, or. lu'tter still, fancy cut glass, is the correct thing. I'Koi'i.i: Mo !ma».im; that the fMMR men and women of Xew York society are stiil and formal in their Manners would have been somewhat sur prised at the ciowdot vonng peoplt who gathered before 1 O*deek feeteVdajf after noon to play bidminton in a «|iucr little Fourth avenue buildinK- Nobody wn> v,.|,. (>us for an instant, and chaff seeniol to Ik> tbeorderof the hour. Over in one corner sat four maids as upricht as dolls and as solemn as East [pitta fakirs. The? conversed in low tones and seemed utterly oblivious to the tfume. .So d;d mo>t of the others for that matter, and it didn't take a voiy shrewd observer to dis cover that bandminton. as played" in New York, consists ni conversation*; to a very large extent. Interspersed with a few cur sor, bits of hit and mi-play with the racquets. There were no chaperones at all at this RUM, and it amounted to a merry tort ot frolic Cor two hours bj the middle of the day. li wm MMuing to Hstento the talk, tor the Kugiish accent, which bj affeoted so laboriously by some of the so ciety people, m picked an and dropped pieci-«'ly as fancy dictated by the gor geously attired people who made badmin ton an excuse lor Betting without being oppressed by the pres ence of chaperone dnenneti Hut just let me show \ou how superior bolles are to beans when it comes to sightliness at play. Tbe biggest swell of the dandies arrived an hour before time. He was a small man w ith prominent teeth, rather a pallid face, and a pah* ol shadowy side whiskers. He penneed up to the door of the liiuisy frame structure, and nodded carelessly to a stolid Englishman who stood by the d«»or with a straw in his mouth and his hands in his pm fcete. "Good mawnin". Fowbes." said the new- Coiiier. screwing* a elng inlO one of bb) weak ejea, and glaring hard at t lie at tendant; "is any one beahf ••Not yet. sir, "'^liuilK' attendant, respect fully. "Aw." muttered the fOUg man compla en ly; "1 am the tirst one then."' Baring arrived at this deep and logical conclusion, after AX KI.AnonATH COl*R<?E OF THOUGHT, he east a and transparent smile at Forbes, and drifted through the doorway into the barn-like structure. Here he cast a critical view at a net which extended across the Moor, went to one of a series of small lockers, and took therefrom a rac quet. Then he ascended the small >uir way to the gallery, where there were I few dressing- rooms, and presently emerged in all the glory ol white llaunel knickerbock- ers and shirt, with long red stockings, a blue nnd white silk Norfolk jacket, and a blue worsted Tarn O'Shanter cap perched artfully upon his rather peculiar-looking head. Around one of his slim wrists there was a broad leather band clasped with four buckles — a scheme by which champion badminton aud tennis players strengthen wrists that have been strained by overplay. The single glass now hung over his breast. He danced about fora moment to limber up his legs, and then, stepping out in the iu closure across which the net was placed, he slipped oflE his <ilk jacket produced a little cube into which was inserted a rim of feathers and tossed it in the air. When it came diving downward, with bullet-like directness he caught it deftly on the end of bin racquet and sent it into the air agate. ■ <nn poured through the triass !<• building and imparted the Still ' 1 km look to it that a conservators midsummer. Occasionally the .in., car bell could be heard but nobody luliruiutl into the Badminton club. The only signs <»f life were supplied by the nimble young swell who danced carelessly about in the sunshine, batting the feathered toy up to ward the roof. With the rich colors of his costume and his nimbleness he might have been tnistaden by a buloonist peering from above for a huge tropical bird of some cay but gawky sort disporting itself grotesquely in the sun. THE SOLITARY young; badminton player who was romping so joyously was a howling swell of a very high order. He didn't look like a man of pint importance, but socially his position 1 is enviable. A man who at the age of j twenty-eiirht can boast of membership in ' the Summerset club, of Boston; the Savage club, of London; the Jockey club of Paris, and the Union. Knickerbocker and Union League clubs, of New York: has a racing ■table of his own and spends SGO.OOO a year without earning the reputation of being a spendthrift or a fool, must neces sarily amount to something in the woild of society. lie seemed as happy as a clam at high tide, batting away there skillfully, when a brougham drove up to the door and a young woman and her maid bustled in he gave a yell of meeting that was quite un dignified, and reminded one strongly of a street Arab. ••Late again. Miss Agatha," he chirped, happily. "Ton me soul it is quite heart rending for a man of my conscientiousness and t lustful nature to receive these disap pointments every play-day." ''Indeed, you are a paragon,"' said the jrirl. smiling brightly, and aoastaglsßf wraps t" the maid. "It was the fault of mamma Ibis morning. She was desperately blue when she irot out of bed, and so she climbed bark in again. Then she insisted upon my rending to her until she felt more composed, and there you are." She had scarcely finished speaking when there was a great chatter and bustle about, and half a dozen people hurried in. Two of the guls were in full tennis rig. and when one of the men slipped off his long ulster he revealed the fact that he. too. had put on his play-day togs before suiting from home. WHAT STRUCK ME HARDEST. However, was the fact that the belles were so much more shapely and graceful than the beaux. More than one bony fellow had on what 1 believe actors call "Mats." That is to Kay, their legs were artificially enlarged and straightened by padding. No till was jruilty of such deceit. But 1 don't mind telling you just what girl; do in their One when costuming for badminton or ten nis. The fashion is to wear soft woolen skirts retelling to the ankles, and presuma bly with no petticoats underneath. The in tention is to leave the legs clear for the ex ercise—also distinctly outlined as part of the mend symmetry that constitutes so much of the pleasant sightliness of the ■port. Well, every player of good sense puts on exactly as many flannel skirts as will produce the desired bulk. No speota toi can tell whether there be one or six lay ers of the soft fabric; but anyhow he never sees the protuberance of a knee-pan or the sharpness of a shinboue. — Clara Belle in Cincinnati Enquirer. AVliy a Bottton Woman Wept. Bostou Budget. A Boston lady last summer attended a funeral in a country church. After the singing of a hymn a man who was sitting beside her remarked: "Beautiful hymn, isn't it, loa'ain? The corpse wrote it" NOT AS I w II.: . Blindfolded and alono I stand With unknown thresholds on each hand; The darkness deepens as I grope, Afraid to fear, afraid to hope; Yet this one thing I leurn to know Each day more surely as I no. That doors are opened, ways arc made, Burdens are lifted or are luid By some great law unseen and still Unfathomed purpose to fulfill. ••Not us I will." Blindfolded and alone 1 wait, Loss seems too bitter, fain too late"; Too heavy burdens in the load. And too lew helpers on the road; And joy is weak and grief is strong. And years and da> s so long, so long; Yet this one thing I learn to know Eueb day more surely as I jro. That I am glad the good and ill By changeless law are ordered still "Not as I will." •Not as I will" — the sound grows sweet Each time my lips the words repeat. "Hot as I will:"— the darkness feels More safe than light when His thought steals Like whispered voice to calm and blots All unrest and all holinc.-*. "Not as I will," because the One Who loved us first and best has gone Before us on the road, and still For us must all His love fulfill — "Notas*e will." —Helen Hunt Jackjon. TIIE ST. PAUL DAILY GLOBE, SUNDAY MORNING, APRIL 4, 1886. -EIGHTEEN PAGES. THE WOMAN'S GLOBE. "Bab" Portrays the Misery a Jealous Wo man May Cause and How One of Them Was Outwitted. Different Types of the Charming Fair Ones Who Make Life Sunshine or Shadow. Fashion's Latent Decree Regarding the Proper Kind of stationery-* Woman** Sentiment* A Feminine Duet— Little Bits or Fashion N'ewi for Fair Headers. Alllll lin BALL. The music has die 1 away. Its rhytbui bos ceased to thrill; But echoing notes astray Are loud in my fancy still. Tin- ring 1 or that waltz-quadrille, like a luliuliy son? of old, Is sounding: afresh in my drowsy car. And wheeling 1 before my eyes appear. With if race-fulness timed to tbe hauntln? strain. Gay ribbon, bright Jewel, and ROrgeons train. A vision of silk and cold. Mr faces with Joy replete On muscular shoulders lean; Feet, daintily sandaled feet, CoqucttUhly dart between: White skirts but a moment seen. Yet lavish in brief display. Go saucily by with their wanton sweep. Like patches of foam o» the stcrmy deep. And fanciful columns retreat, advance, Aud mingle ajrain in the fairy doftce. So wild In my brain to-day. Star, resonant music loud. Vet sweet as a cradle soar: Nor vanish. O phantom crowd. Who sxacfully more along 1 ; Still closer around me throng 1 , Fotf Ter I fain would keep Your beuuty to compass the iny*tlc bed Where reveries nestle aou dreams are bred. Draw nearer aud cuter my closing eyes. That closed they may sec you acaln artso To dance in the halls of sleep. — K. E. Kaul. in Sau Francisco Wasp. JEALOUSY AND FLIRTATION Detcanted Ipou in a Knowing nan iierby"llnb.» My Dear Dorothy: That stupid people re always with us is never so thoroughly proven as during these days that seem to belong to spring, and yet which tire one out, mentally and physically. The people who are professionally pleasant ought to be doing their duty now. and not permitting the rest of the world to be entirely witless. Of course, you will be tempted to perpetrate that wretched joke about there being no ; ■ fssity to make them so, as Providence lias saved all trouble in that direction, but even when you say that, my dear. I am sine you do not believe it. We have had peoplo staying with us lately, and 1 do pos itively declare I'll have no more jealous wives about me. It's not only such wretched BAD FORM TO BE JEALOUS. but if ruinous to one's nervous system. The Blacks were here, and Mrs. Black be haved abominably; her husband was only having a little fun with one of the brides maids at Lily Bell's wedding, and really you would have thought the girl was going to run away with him. But madatne was funnily fooled. You know how wide my doors are; well, that little coquette and Monsieur Black were standing against the door, when they heard madame coming; she wears so many bangles that her coming is always heralded. Retreat? No place to go. Quick as pos sible they opened the door, which made a comer back of it. and monsieur managed to put a chair against it. which looked as if It belonged there. In the corner were the two culprits. And when I entered the room madame* was on the chair, so there was no escape for them. 1 saw the situation, and determined to worry them a little. So there 1 stood by madame, and listened to her wails about her husband, lie Is not half her age, and. as she bought him with her money, she ought to be willing to undergo the torment occasioned by so delicate a toy. Bfco told me he was so easily led astray. and t'.iat wicked fast girls played upon his innocence and induced him to do things he never even dreamed of. Dolly, just here that rascal deliberately kissed his com panion, who did not dare resist, and then ho WINKED KNOWINGLY at me. I coughed dreadfully to get over my laugh, and Mrs. Black was very much excited about my singularly hysterical cough. After awhile 1 induced her to go and have some tea, and as soon I could returned to see the culprits. 1 suppose it was dreadful— they laughed until they cried, and I did. too. The picture of Mrs. Black seated against that door and her boy husband and a pretty girl just back of it was quite too much. Jack thinks it was awful because he wasn't there. Mrs. Black quite approves of Jack, by the bye, because he fools her, and I am sure she thinks It everything in the world were properly arranged she would be wedded to him. 1 hold this out to him as an induce ment if he should ever become a Mormon, but somehow men are so queer, he objects and says she is too flabby. Now, if she weren't fat, then he'd say "no living skeleton for me."' Would you not think a Mormon might equalize by having one very fat and one very thin wife? Tell Elise that If, as she says, flirting with the curate is only to keep in practice, then it's all right, but it must stop the last week of Lent For Lenten recreation it isn't bad, and will keep her out of worse mischief, but she will be wise if she lets the tendresse disappear with the attraction consequent upon NEW SPRING FROCKS. The little crape undervests are as pretty as possible, and take the place of the silk ones that grow too warm In the early spring. Pink, blue and pale yellow ones are hung up in the shop windows to show men what they might wear if they were only women. However, the temptation has not, to my knowledge, affected any of them so far. Still the temptation in Its rose colored form might be very great, and only circumstances over which they have no con trol, such as a heavy mustache or a pro nouncedly rough voice, would keep them from going in and buying these dainty little things. Some do — their sisters or the poor. Are you keeping up your French during Lent? I have inquired, and as it is for im provement you can tead anything you want Plays are very amusing, especially the younger Dumas'. U Dorothy! do you re member the Lent we read French plays with such a delightful party and how aw fully I was in love with that poor lawyer? All my books were marked by him, and when we read the love speeches they were directly at each other. It is true that I was engaged to be married, but I liked to feel as if 1 were being DRIVEN TO THE ALTAR — "hounded by those who courted wealth and thought nothing of the most sacred feelings of a woman's heart." He used to say that, and then I'd cry— Jack was in Florida shooting alligators; but when he came home and saw "the hero,*' he calmly told me to go ahead and have a good time — no harm would come to me from that fellow. Then I was furious. After trying to be lieve him a dangerous villain, playing with my young affections, he was made out en tirely inoffensive. I hated him then. He got married about three years ago. and his wife has a funny-looking one eye: 1 don't know Its scientific name, but nothing would make it nrettr. Who could help wonder ing whether a woman with a que^r look iv ! one eye could cause "the rapturous spring* of his -oiii to vibrate." That's what he said 1 did. Jack laughed, and called him an ass. when I told him all about it.— Bab in New York Star. I AMMONs I oil APHIL. Th« Lateness «f Easter Keeps Back ffltllltterr Op«nlng-«. There Isn't much repose in the fashionable Lenton costumes. It is anything but quiet In colors. Blood-red roses burn on the breasts of women whose life is a gala day, with no fasting and fewer prayers. Colors every where: from the blaze of scarlet and jon quil, of amber and rose, tiie eye turns for relief to the refinement of chamois shade, to the coolness of pray and the richness of ever-blesMKl, ever-enduring black. Whether it be the deep-wutuied waves of moire, the luster of silk, or tbe filmy elegance of lace, we hail the reiicu of black as a boon to womankind. Welcome the gowns of lace, of grenadine and all thin, black fabrics which will have so important a plane iv spring and summer outfits. Touched up with color they may be. A wreath of buttercups under the rim of the bonnet or a para»ol of vivid scarlet pro duces a better effect than a gown of this startling hue, which is pronounced to be very good form. In tulle, with the black est of eyes and hair, for evening. It is sometimes unique if worn with diamonds, but may the modistes and fasbioumakers deliver us from this llauniinir. glaring shade in anything thicker than crepe. I'arasois of it will shortly be seen in Paris, and will be used at the watering places, though they are scarcely suitable for i-hore. where the dampness would soon ruin the plaitincs of crepe lisse that compose the stylish gondola parasol, which is the newest shape, its curved sides afford ing the comfort ttiat is not obtainable with the old kind when two ladies are driving together and a collision of sticks is ever imminent. The extreme lightness of the crepe parasol recommends it, and its beauty is indisputable. Ten .\ears a^o it was thought proper that all women on the shady side of 45 should wear black or gray on all occasions. Now the domain of color is open to them, and all the fashionable dark tints, such as Mai brown, golden brown, plum color, moss green and sapphire or navy blue are becom ingly worn by them for out-of-door toilets, while for house and morning dresses they wear heliotrope or pansy shades, and even pale blue and cardinal colors are found be coming to "silver blonde"' hair. The prev alent taste for color now permits the dresses of cashmere and camel's hair, which are used for outdoor frocks In preference to the stiff serges and rough cloth that English fashions have popularized, to be of the colors above-mentioned; but their basques are cut round and plain and their skirt dra peries are long, simple and less bouffant than those of young women. Bonnets in Paris are made in a sort of helmet shape now. and the bows placed In front rise flame-like from the head. The flowers, which are to be so much worn, stand up on a bonnet as though they grew there, and bold their faces up to the sun as they do in the garden-— Philadelphia News. DARWINISM IN SOCIETY. I. volution of I usliionable Women According to Natural History. The special artist of this paper is of an inquiring turn of mind. He has a penchant for going to the very origin of things. He never sees a wonderful type of the human species that he does not. so to speak, want to run it to the ground and discover just where it started. He is a treat admirer of Darwin, aud has made evolution in all its forms a special study for years. He is also up on germs, microbe*, bacilli, and other schemes of ad vane il scientists. A short time ago he mot on the avenue a society lady of the winter crop. She struck him as something unique and of a distinctive species heretofore unencountered. He went to his laboratory at once and commenced the work of tracing the origin of this won derful femaler After a great deal A DIAGRAM OF THE PROCESS, of research he finally succeeded, and to-day illustrates how it all cauie about. First there was the egg and the albumen in the egg. By the process of artificial incubation the genu of life contained in the egg was developed; soon the eg? was broken and out stepped something covered with feath ers. As it grew it became a beautiful fowl, whose attire was gaudy and gorgeous to look upon. This fowl was a very vain bird. It thought that such a captivating member of ornithological society would cut a great swell as a human being. So, by a great effort and a proems somewhat similar to that told of in The Strange Case of Dr. Jekylt and Mr. Hyde, the desired result was what caused the artist to undertake this investigation. The evolutionary pro eeas will be apparent upon a consultation of the accompanying diagram. SEALING WAX AMD PAPEB. Tbc. Former Tabooed but tb* Latter Running ll lot. Sealing wax was quite the rage with fashionable letter writers six mouths and even three months ago. Ultra- fashionable women use it no longer. The rage for dec orating the backs of envelopes with huge blots of red. blue, black, or green wafers, in which was impressed a monogram or initial, spread among women generally. So fash ion has now tabooed it and has returned to the habit of using ready gummed envelopes. But fashion has not tabooed the monstros ities in the wtv of note umt which are lm. ported In large quantities from Berllu. Paris and London. The louden of these still con tinues to be what is called tbe Mahdi, but its novelty is wearing away. This i» a rather coarse paper of a flaring red, the edges of the sheet being ragged like the leaf edges of the always fashionable -un cut" book. This paper has been in favor much louger than was its immediate prede cessor iv the letter-paper craze — a paper which looked as if its edges had been partly burned and the rest of it subjected to the combined effects of smoke and water. Queer looking paper it was. and for a time dealers had a large sale for it and a lively demand. Afghan paper is comparatively a new thing, the favorite color in this— a linen paper— beiug orange and flame color. Under the same name the same quality of paper appears in dark blue, pink, ecru and brown . Those are now the favorites with the ultra- fash iouables. Those who prefer to send to correspond ents burning words of love or chilling re proofs on more modestly tinted paper use what are known as linen-cloth papers. I which come in tan, rose, pale pinks and grays, and in pear, cream and chalk whites. They are heavier than the ordinary linou papers and much costlier. If the fair cor respondent has patience and a good pen she can possibly write a letter on the most re cent importation, a sort of etching paper. Coarse, rough, either white or cream-col ored, it very closely resembles the etching paper used by artists, except, of course, that it is much lighter iv weight, In or der to give an idea that one is liuaucially "solid/ presumably, the shrewd paper maker has introduced a paper which is called modern bond. It is a sort of parch tueut which very much resembles the paper on which English "live-pun" notes are j printed, and is therefore in great favor among AnglomaniacH. It also resembles : the paper on which American railway bonds i are printed. Pale pink and delicate grays are tints sometimes used in this style of correspondence material. The very latest and now most popular paper with young ladies U a delicate, pretty paper, the foundation of which is a very delicate peachblow color. If it were not an imported paper, the recent flurry in society about the late Airs. Morgan's peach- j blow vase might account for this peculiar shade being used. Traced on this founda tion are weird figures and flowers and such distorted landscapes as go to make up what is called art In Japan. Other more delicate designs remind one of a sort of combina tion of Kensington art needlework and modern wall-paper designs. These are thrown onto the paper by water marks, and the contrast then, or when contrasting tints are used, certainly makes a very handsome paper. Ragged edges are a characteristic of nearly all these papers, and the envelopes used are invariably the large square ones, which are as popular now as when they were flrst Introduced. EVERYTHING LOVELY. •♦A Duet for Two Female Voices.'* Tempo, Breathless. "Why, you dear thing! How do you do! And how do you do? And where have you been all this time! And I'm so glad to see you! So glad! And you're looking just lovely!— just perfectly lovely! And what a sweet bonnet! Paris? I thought so! And I'm so delighted to see you! And you're looking so well! And what lovely weather SACKETT & WIGGINS' , Mammoth Amusement Palace ! 94 to 96 East Seventh Street. Week of A/pril 5 9 V! COMMENCING MONDAY. The Silurian Silenus, IHt bUlflw I ibU I Uy WHAT IS THE GUYASTICDTUS ? WHENCE CAME THE GDYASTICUTUS T, WHY IS THE GUYASTICUTDS ? When the DODO was brought from New Zealand to England, and exhibited in the British Museum the savants were more than astounded, but when from the volcanic solitudes of the Mountains of the Moon, Stanley brought the Guyasticutus, intellectual Europe were deep in discussion. This mys tifying, Mastodonic Marvel ! This Somnolescent Schooled Sphynx ! will positively be on exhibition. The Other Novelties Will be The Giant Skeleton 1 The Giant Children I The Armless Wonder! The Living Mermaid I ENGAGEMENT EXTRAORDINARY OF gtjk DR. CASSADRIA! < f^Hn The Palerman Vivisectionist ! BbZ^mT In the bewildering and novel feat of cutting a man to jSjj^^^SPSiMi^g^ |g;-_ \ pieces and restoring him to life in full view of the '•'K^T^^^ft audience. §^ ,- W On the Stage an Unusually Attractive Musi- \ - llifi^i cal and Comedy Program will be Presented. 4i Admission Only 10c. Opera Chairs, sc_ we are having! And O. how's baby! — dear, sweet little thing! He's the living image of you and Charlie!" "O thanks, dear, baby's doing splen didly! got Another lower front tooth through and is so good! never cries! only we're afraid he's going to have a big pimple right on the end of his dear little nose!" "Oh! how perfectly dreadful! And how's Charlie? I heard he was run away with and awfully hurt, and I've been meaning to call and ask after him, for I know you must be so awfully worried, but I've been so busy you know." ,'(>, thank you, dear, that's ever so kind of you. but it wasn't anything serious; he was only trying his new tandem pair, and he found out afterward that the shaft horse had belonged to a politician and learned to stop ut every rum shop they came to, and the leader was a circus horse that had been laueht to read, and so bolted for every sign of 'Hay for sale' or 'Meals at all hours' that he saw, and so poor Charlie was a bit shaken up, and decided to sell the beasts for ladies' saddle horses and so be — and oh! have you seen those new black silk stock ings with silver clocks that they've got at Macy's? You must get some! they're just perfectly lovely!— long ones, you know!'' "Yes, 1 just bought some: they are too sweet for anything, aren't they? Are you going to the Robinson's to-night? 1 hear it is going to be charming.'' •No. 1 don't think we shall be able to. Are you going:?' 1 "Well, er— no, I don't think we shall be able to get off. It's so wearing, this going out every night, isn't it?" "So hard, isn't it? Well, I must be going, dear: I'm already an hour late for my ap pointment at the dentist's! But I'm so glad to have met you, dear! And you will come and see me vejry— O. there's Fanny Jones! I must run over and congratulate her ou her engagement being broken! (jood-by, dear!" "Good-by! (9Otto voco) Gracious! how her dress does hang behind!" — Chicago Kambler. HER SJ.MI'I! Via. HISTORY. Tbe Story off a. Woman* Life From Some Crumpled Keepiake, Chicago News. « A woman from her earliest consciousness inclines to reminiscence. As she grows up she stamps each notable adventure and each ! pleasant friendship upon her mind by some j token. Our dime museums, with their meager collections of odds and bits, would pale into nothingness when compared with I the bottom drawer ot a girl's bureau. This ! she generally devotes to her keepsakes. At , j 5 she begins storing it with horse-chestnuts ; and broken bits of colored pencils given her by dear friends. Some of these are the mysteries of the "secrets" which are the life of childhood's freemasonry. By 10 she has a gold-piece, gener ally bestowed by a bachelor uncle, and perhaps some tokens from friends that are dead. There are pressed four-lei ved i clovers, pin-cushions with zoological ten ! dencies, gray-Haunel rabbits and such, a few carefully-preserved valentines, some bottles that once held perfumery and now . present only a fadiug recollection to the nostrils. At 17 she has some faded violets, some locks of hair, a few scraps ot dried orange-peel, a collection of dancing pro grams, and, carefully tucked in the further most corner, a bundle of notes tied with • blue ribbon. As the years pass still the treasures increase. By and by the wedding slippers are laid away in the drawer which holds the valentines, and still, as the years pass, comes a pair of the wee'st shoes kicked out at heels, and a silk curl, which shows a silvery gold in the light. After this the keepsakes are fewer, and are oftener the souvenirs of sad days than of glad ones. Finally, after a lung time, some one lava away in the drawer a thumbed red testa nieut, with a, lock of gray hair and a thread thin wedding ring. Then the drawer U locked. Glorea, Boots and Slippers. Boots and shoes are much more sensible than of old. Our grandmothers wore paper soles, our mothers thiu kid, but w« may bavft our boots made as heavy and thick as our brothers and then be at the height of fashiou and be correct iv style. Not much can be said la favor of the mitts —and lew will be worn by really well-dressed women. French and English elegantes tried to introduce them abroad a year ago, but the general verdict is in favor of the kid. Bronze slippers are worn about as mv eh as patent leather of black kid for demi-tolletto, while for evening black or white satia may be varied with aleevea of exactly the game shade as the gown worn. Lace mitts and open-work hose are to be amoug the fashionable summer hand and foot gear. Black silk open work is particularly stylish lor house wear. Light-colored glovos, very long and glace as well as peau-de-sued<.\ are shown as the latest importations, and silk mitts, with and with out fingers. Shoes of old brocade are worn with dark bouse costumes and with stockings of some bright color. Combination* In Favor. Serge, homespun and etatnlne fabrics with cashmere borders woven upon them aro quite thrown in the shade by goods of finest camel's hair or canvas in ecru and steel gray, which come in patterns having several yards with a wide border of band embroidery in the colors and tine design of a cashmere shawl. One of tho prettiest models in China silk is golden brown, with a large oblong- design of cream color. The long, full-front aprcn opens at the sides over panels of cream-colored luce. Nuns veiling will be made up in combina tion with changeable silks, and will make a | beautiful dress for summer afternoon wear. Mole shades In light and dark will be fash ionable; they must be mixed with bright col ors to make them becoming. "Symphonies in blue" in the new spring coit -lines are rather more taking than the | green suits. In the matter of color, a Frenchy combina ! tion is beige faille and ia.. rtle or moss-green | velvet. ' Bonnet* Tbat Blooni In the Spring. A stylish bonnet in black lace shows the brim ornamented with a combination ot jet and gilt. The trimming consists of a larg* cluster of yellow and pink rosebuds veiled with black tulle. An imported bonnet has crape trimmings with tips of various lengths, and open worked dark straw bouuets show many plumes from fourteen to eighteen inches in length. A very neat bonuet in black straw is nearly covered with large jet beads with a very unique knot of velvet on top in pale yellow, olive green and a delicate pink shade. A close-fitting bonnet has the crown covered with pink satin beads, while the sides an composed of pink crape In fine shirs. A little tern in cardinal crape is shirred in horseshoe form, the crown defined by a jetted horseshoe.