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Love-Making Episodes That Are a Trifle
Old, But Have Lost None of
A Collection of Condensed Love Stories
Gathered in Every Age and From
Woman's Real Mission in Courtship Is
to Smooth the Rough Places for
11 EKE is a ver
on record of an
old Scotch dame
toothless, an d
double "with the
aches and pains
years, who when
asked at what
age women gave
over thinking of
ma r r iage, re
ye maun eon gang and ask some
ane liiair auld than me!" And" we can
give: as a companion to this instance
one equally authentic of a small Ameri
can damsel of four years, who, being
once eluded by a grown-up sister for
talking of marriage—with the admoni
tion that such little girls should not
think of getting married—replied, with
the utmost amazement at her elder's
ignorance: "Why, 1 thought about it
when 1 was only two!"
Sir Arthur llelns gave it as Ms belief
that since the world was created no two
couples ever made love after the same
fashion. And since "it takes all sorts
of folks to make a world," they may be
fairly supposed to do their courting in
all sorts of ways. For instance, the
courting of the aboriginal of Australia
consisted simply in knocking the woman
of his preference down with a club and
carrying her off, says the Elmira. X. V.,
Gazette. This form of wooing was as
efficacious as it was brief, and was cer
tainly commendable on the score of
economy, since it subjected neither
party to the expense of lights, fires, oy
ster suppers, ice cream, elaborate
dresses. flowers, etc.. which are the
usual concomitants of civilized love
The method of the Australian has
been tried by other than dusky savages.
It is a historical fact that William the
Conqueror conducted his courtship in a
similar manner. Having fallen in love
with a Flemish maiden, he had told her
of his preference, but received in return
only scorn and indifference. Becoming
enraged at this, he one day attacked the
damsel in the open street and puin
meled her unmercifully. The result
was that she consented to his suit, and
made, when married, one of the meekest
wives imaginable. In civilized countries
of our day this courting ceremony is,
strange to say, sometimes used after
Some very curious courting customs
prevail in Africa. In one tribe in East
ern Africa it is regarded as the ne plus
ultra of the gallantry of the lover to pa
rade before the hut of his inamorata
astride of a huge boar. Mungo Park
tells of a tribe in the interior where cus-
torn compels a woman to carry a cala
bash of water to the man who has ex
pressed a preference for her. Seated
on a mat before his door he washes his
hands in the vessel.and then the woman
drinks the water as a token of her affec
tion. Less repulsive was the act of the
lover among the ancient Persians, who
burned his hand or cheek to prove his
devotion, and then showed it to his lady
love. If she was "willin"" she bound
the injured part with a silken scarf, but
if obdurate she sent the man to a physi
cian for healing salve.
Among tie Moravians it was the sys
tem for the minister to select wives for
the men of his congregation. If a •sis
ter"* had any objection to the "brother"
selected for her life partner she was
permitted to state it, but it was gener
ally overruled by the priest's eloquence.
Strange to say, the historian tells us
that these marriages were generally
In Greenland the services of the pas
tor of the flock are also called in. A
man who has made up his mind that his
worldly circumstances warrant him in
indulging in what has been called "the
abstract desire of every man to furnish
board and lodging to some young lady,"
and has decided what young lady *he
Wishes to be taxed for, calls oh the rev
erend father and states his case. The
inquiry is made whether the girl knows
of the suit, to which the man replies
that he has tried some preliminary love
making, which was not very, kindly re
ceived, but adds: "Thou knowest'the
ways of mankind."
lii Greenland, be it remarked, it is an
accepted fact in social philosophy that a
woman's no means yes. The priest calls
upon the young woman and pleads the
case of her lover, assuring her that he is
a good man. that he catches many seals,
etc. It is the custom for the woman to
reject all proposals at first, but to yield
at last an unwilling assent. If the priest
thinks she is too obstinate he general! v
remarks: "Ah, well, it Is no matter; I
can easily find another woman who will
have such a good provider," and turns
to leave, which action brings the stub
horn maiden to terms at once.
In St. Petersburg, Russia, a custom
prevailed for many years— de
clined greatly in importance, it has not
gone entirely out of which was
designed to stimulate the laggards in
courtship. On Whitsunday there was
held in the Summer garden, one of the
city's parks, a fair of all the damsels in
the city who wanted husbands. Dressed
in their best, with all the ornaments at
command, and holding silver spoons
or other . ware in ther hands to show
that they were not wholly portion
less, they stood in rows under the
trees, attended by.parents or guardians
to ensure propriety of behavior, to fa
cilitate matrimonial bargains. The men
in search of wives strolled about scru
tinizing all the candidates at leisure.
When the man saw one that pleased
him he usually introduced himself to
her custodians, and if his statement of
family, business and prospects were
satisfactory he was made acquainted
with the young woman and invited to
her residence. After this the nuptial
ceremony followed .as speedily as the
would-be bridegroom desired.
We find a custom precisely like this
6tili in existence in a district in the
South of Ireland. There it is known as
"shrafting," the name being derived
from Shrove Tuesday, the day on which
it is held." On that day all the marriage
able young people of . both sexes are
-marshaled on the village green by their
parents—the girls in all the glory of
Sunday gowns" and gay ribbons, as
lovely" as fresh-blown roses, evidently
enjoying their blushes; and the young
men, also in their best attire, looking
as foolish as only the male human
can look on exhibition. The
two sexes are stationed in . line
apart from each other, and the parents
pass between to vouchsafe proposals or
to receive them, and to haggle over mar
riage portions. The preferences of the
young people are fully understood by
the elders, and commendable effort is
made to gratify them, the main object
of the parents being t > secure as good a
set-out its possible for the young couple.
As this ceremony occurs on Shrove
Tuesday, it is often a brief wooing to
the willing victims, for Lent beginning
the following day, which perforce post
pones all marriages for six weeks, the
majority of the. couples areunitidby
the priest the same evening.
Happy is the wooing
Which is not long doing,
the sentiment of ' the ardent Celt, was
also the belief of the famous Dr. Aber
nethy. This gentleman, when he made
up his mind to marry, was no longer
young, and he went about the business
in an eminently practical manner. Hav
ing met frequently at the house of one
of his patients a young woman whose
comeliness and amiability had quite
pleased him. he sought a private inter
view with her. told her he would like to
marry her if she had no objections, but
had no time to spend in courting her. If,
however, she would marry him, and
could be ready in two weeks, he would
call and take her to church for the cere-
mony. She was ready at the time ap
pointed, and neither ever had occasion
to regret the very brief preliminaries to
what proved to be a most suitable
union. - - -■ .
All persons, we may suppose, have
not like opportunity with these two to
be assured of the worthiness of the ob
ject of their choice beforehand, but
there are instances where even bolder
suitors than Abernethy have been fav
ored by fortune.
A California miner, having amassed
quite a fortune, was returning by ship
to New York to revisit old friends and
to find him a wife. A young woman on
board the ship, serving in the capacity
of nursery governess to the family of a
merchant on board, pleased him much
by her neat and modest appearance. He
therefore introduced himself one day,
and broke the ice of his purpose with
one reckless plunge.
"Madame.my name is , my parents
and family reside in New Hampshire; I
have property amounting to ?yoo,ooo,and
expect to engage in business in . I
am a perfectly temperate man, and I
can give you good reference to testify
to my general upright character. lam
unmarried, and want a wife; will you
The lady took in the character of her
suitor at once.
"Thank you.*" said she, "I will,"' and
on landing they were forthwith mar
However, whether this law was'ever
placed on record or not, the practice of
female proposals were never adopted
and seems never to have been more
than a tradition. There have been in
stances, of course, of a "woman who
dared." but not many, for the risk of a
refusal was a too serious one to run.
How the Princess Louise of Savoy
ever recovered from her humiliation
after having offered herseit in marriage
to Charles, Duke of Bourbon, only to
receive a grave but positive refusal,
few women can understand. Ladies,
however, are permitted to assist a bash
ful wooer when
Either he fears his fate too much
Or his desert too small.
V ho fears to put it to the touch
And win or lose it all.
Such was the case with the young
lady who assured her lover that she
could make a beautiful cake, all filled
with fruit, with a ring on the top, and
when the astonished swain exclaimed,
"Why. that is a wedding cake!" replied,
"1 meant wedding.*' and which brought
matters to a crisis immediately.
More shrewd still was the young lady
—and more daring—who told her ad
mirer that she was a mind reader, and
could read what was going on in his
mind at that moment; that he wanted
to propose to her but did not know how
to do it, which,' of course, relieved the
young man from his embarrassment
| A very bashful man having succeeded
in winning a wife, a lady relative teased
him to tell her how he ever plucked up
courage enough to propose.' - c.
"Now tell me the truth, —-," said
she: "did not the. lady have to do the
courting for you?"
"N-no," answered the gentleman;
"but I own she smoothed over the hard
places for me."
And this seems to be the ladies' mis
sion in courtship—to smooth over the
A BY-GONE DAY.
This morning in my hands I chanced to hold
A well-worn book, and in its pages old
There lay three linden leaves with hue of
Three perfect leaves! And, seeing them, I
Again beside my lover in a wood' ':*.""
Where shining linden leaves the ground be
And, searching there, my true love" gathered
"For love,"' he said, "for love—and thee and
To keep this golden day in memory." .
And as he searched the linden leaves among
All tenderly he sang this olden song, — -u --<-.
Whose words unto the melody belong:
"And the linden leans above me
Till I think some things there be
In this dreary world that love me—
Even me—even me."
And as he sang, and looked for leaves the
His eyes sought mine with arch and tender
What joy can e'er again my heart beguile-
Since death has done to me this cruel wrong!
Has hushed the beating of a heart so strong,
And silenced evermore the voice of song;,
O precious leaves ! "For love—and thee and
me :"' - ; -- 1:.
Amid the pages old they still maybe.
But, seeing them, again' I seem to sec "r
The loving face: the far off day seems near;
The voice I loved in song again is clear.
And once again these old-time wcrds 1 hear:
"And the linden leans above me '
Till I think some things there be r"
In this dreary world that love me—
Even me—even' me." x - . —Patty Caryl.
Millinne* r("adtl '-Wants" each week,
millions , Always finding.-what' they
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THE SAINT PAUL DAILY GLOBE: SUNDAY jmuknlNG, OCTOBER 30, 188;.—TWENTY PAGES.
ONLY A WOMAN, AFTER ALL.
"She is a woman, therefore to be wooed ;
She is a woman, therefore to be won."
I met her at a country place,
Where she was spending her vacation,
And much admired her form and face.
Likewise her sparkling conversation.
She was a Boston girl, but wore
Not spectacles nor goggle glasses,
Though she of learning had a store
As rich as other Boston lassies.
The maiden was of beauty rare,
(."Pis that, not learning."that doth sway us.)
As Aphrodite she was fair.
Or Helen, spouse of Menelaus,
But colder than Diana far. - ■.-.—"•. \ :
■ Who made a stag of poor Actaeon,
And distant as the farthest star
That glitters in the empyrean.
I loved her, and I think she knew
That much from my admiring «lancet
For she, as our acquaintance grew,
Somewhat unbent to mv advances.
But when my love I would have tolu,
1 felt a dread, a terror seize me:
I feared if I became so bold.
The maiden with a look would freeze me.
At length a firm resolve I made— -
For 1 was bord'ring on distraction—
That the proposal, long delayed.
I'd make, whate'er might be her action.
And having thus made up my mind,
That evening when alone 1 found her,
Before she my intent divined.
1 boldly threw- my arms around her.
I felt her tresses brush my face.
Their faint, sweet perfume thrilled my
I clasped her in my fond embrace,
' Regardless of the consequences:
I kissed her lips—oh, honeyed bliss
I gave her hand a thousand squeezes,
And all she said to me was this:
"John, are you sure that no one sees us?"'
FRENCH FASHION FANCIES.
What a Man-Milliner Says—lndi
viduality in Perfumery—Pict-
uresque House Gowns.
"The ladies of Paris dress not so
showily as one would think,*' said a
dapper young Frenchman who has re
cently set up a fashionable millinery
establishment on Fifth avenue, just
above the Brunswick, to a New York
.Journal reporter. "We say in Paris,
"Oh. we will make that for America.'
and we build our bonnets higher and
more gayly, but voila! The bonnets
must comedown when they got here,
for'l find the American ladies most
tasteful and chic about their hats and
This conversation was held in regard
to a bonnet all of yellow and green and
white; a v ork of art truly, but scarcely
such a work as any woman of taste
would desire to place, on her head. It
is too true that the so-called Paris fash
ions imported to us here are only t'»o
often the exaggerated fancy of the Pa
risian modiste as to what will best sell
"in the wild' America." This fault, how
ever, is being slowly remedied; but still
every woman should depend on her own
taste* in selecting any article, and not
burden herself with an unbecoming
article ■■ because it is marked "Paris"
and said to be the "latest thing there."
INDIVIDUAL DRESSES AXD PERFUMES."*"
The fashion just now among New
York girls is to have an extremely odd
and picturesque house dress. You call
on Miss Gladys Yon Bleecker* at 10 in
the morning, or perhaps at 5 in the
afternoon, and you find her in the same
gown with the same faint perfume
about her and the same kind of flowers,
only fresh ones, on' her tea table or
stuck in the bodice of her gown. It is
her freak to be individual. And even
should you be saying your prayers in
church, and some one should sweep up
the aisle, if a far scent of j wild hyacinth
came stealing to your nostrils, you
would instantly know it was Gladys.
One girl always uses a white rose per
fuine,anothersweet almond and another
violet, and so on to the end of the list of
sweet perfumes. Should another girl
appropriate "her perfume" she is up in
arms at once, and takes, particular
pains to let every one know of the
But to the picturesque gowns. The
present rage for puffs and frills, bands
and full skirts, sashes and girdles gives
an excellent scope for the picturesque
family. First, the color or colors must
be chosen to exactly harmonize with the
complexion and eyes of the fair wearer.
The new shades of violet-purple, prim
rose-yellow, lizard-green, mahogany-red,
mouse-gray and gentian-blue are es
pecially becoming to youth and beauty.
Some soft material, such as cashmere or
nun's cloth, is used for the gown, and
this is combined with velvet plush,
moire or other goods.
Sometimes a flower is simulated, and
with exquisite effect. For instance, a
lovely blue-eyed girl on Madison avenue
personates a violet. Her gown is of
deep violet- purple cashmere, made with
a full skirt, plaited at the waist, the
edge being bordered with four inches of
a little paler violet moire, with
just a suggestion of green peep
ing out from the hem. The
bodice is of violet velvet, the front
pieces lacing over a vest of yellow
satin, the puffed sleeves showing
glimpses of yellow at the shoulders,
elbow and wrist, and finished with a
cuff of violet velvet. A girdle of leaf
green satin brocade, ending In long
green silken tassels,completes the dress.
A cluster of Parma violets, tiny violet
slippers and a kerchief embroidered in
three little violets is always worn with
A daffodil gown is almost as pretty
and is made somewhat similar, with a
skirt of white wool, an overdress in
wide scollops of yellow satin and a bod
ice of yellow and white, with little
epaulettes of green, and a snow-bird
dress is perhaps more becoming than
eitqer. This is a princess dress, with
puffed sleeves and full skirt made out of
eider-down cloth, bordered with swan's
clown, and with three little white birds
nestling on one . shoulder, and on the
long white moire sash which floats down
the back in a double bow.
TIIK RACK FOIt JET.
; Jet beads in white and steel color and
red, especially black, are even more
fashionable than they were some- eight
or ten years ago."'Each season the fancy
for them grows stronger, and the woman
or girl who. cannot count seme jetted
article as being among her possessions
is not in the catalogue of Fashion. Lit
tle beads and big beads, round," oblong
and square beads, bugles and pendants
of every shape and kind are seen. Black
jets are used to ornament black wraps
and silk dresses, whether of satin,- bro
cade or faille, while the white, blue,
pink and other dainty colors are for
evening wear. For dress fronts are
shown V-shaped plastrons about a half'
a yard wide at the bottom, and beaded
net or grenadine. which /' is
24 and 27 inches wide. Both are reason
able in price, selling for $2 up, and add
much to the dressy effect of a black
gown. The beaded nets, sprinkled at
intervals with jet drops and bugles, are
especially pretty, although not so rich
as the plastrons. '•-'-.'
Beaded collars, that are removable
from the dress, are to be much worn,
and with these go jetted girdles " and
cuffs, and even bands for the shoulders.
These latter are used in black and also
in light colors, for evening wear, when
they form the sleeve. A gown of blue
tulle is made with four full skirts,' the-,
two outer ones being joined and held
about the bottom by a band of blue
beads, and the decollete bodice'fasteneu
at the waist in the same fashion.:<>'./?
HINTS FOR THE CUISINE.
A Good "Way to Prepare a Break-
Chop some smoked beef and drop it
into boiling water to soften; let it lie
ten minutes, and then put it into a
saucepan with a' little boiling water
and stir gently for twenty minutes;
then pour off the water, put in a little
piece of butter ■ and some pepper, and
pour in a cup of rich milk or cream five
minutes before taking it from the fire;
serve with toast. ■-;•■''•■:•."---■• .•"";;..";•-
Take three onions, six potatoes, three
carrots, two turnips, one-half pound of
butter, four quarts of water, a spoonful
of tomato catsup; peel, slice and fry the
vegetables in the one-half pound of but
ter, and pour over them four quarts of
boiling water; let them stew slowly for
four hours, then strain through a coarse
cloth or sieve; add one head of celery
cut ill small pieces, and stew the whole
until the celery is tender; serve very
Cut up three squirrels and put them
in a pot with three quarts of cold water;
season with salt and pepper and let
them boil until the meat is well done,
then remove it from the liquor and cut
it up into small pieces; put into the
soup a quarter of a pound of butter,
mixed with a little flour, and a pint of
milk; just before serving add the beaten
yelks of two eggs and a little parsley. ..
SCKAMIILED OYSTERS. .
Put the oysters in a colander and al
low all of the liquor to run through;
with this liquor put a lump of butter
about the size of a walnut, some pepper
and salt; put it on the stove and let it
get thoroughly hot, then put the oysters
into it; have some bread nicely toasted,
place it upon a flat dish, and when the
oysters are thoroughly cooked pour
them over the toast.
Dry the oysters in a clean bowl, then
dip them in beaten egg and then in
cracker crumbs; fry about live minutes
in lard or beef drippings. Butter is
apt to be oily, and lard is better for the
Take one pound of calf's liver and a
half-pound of bacon, thinly sliced; have
the frying pan licit, put the bacon in it,
and while it is frying dip the liver, after
cutting into small pieces, lightly in flour,
and fry in the fat. iT
To a large cupful of mashed potatoast!
allow three eggs, the yelks and whites
beaten separately, one-half teaspoonful'
of salt, one-half a cupful of milk and a
teaspoonful of flour; season with chop
ped paisley and a very little nutmeg;
brown lightly in a frying pan and serve
hot. • ..
■Soak one ounce of gelatine in one
pint of boiling water until dissolved,
then add half a pint more of boiling
water and the, juice of three lemons anti
sugar to taste; when thoroughly mixed,
beat to a white froth and add the whites
of four eggs, well beaten; beat all to
gether until quite stiff; put in a mould
and set on ice. • ,
Take one-half cup of butter, one and
one-half cups of sugar, one-quarter of a
cup of milk, whites of five eggs, one
and three-fourths of a cup of flour, one
teaspoonful baking powder, one-half
teaspoonful rose water; bake in jelly
cake tins, and frost each cake and
sprinkle cocoanut between the layers
and over the top.
BAXAX A CAKE.
Bake any light cake in shallow pans,
as for cream or jelly cake; when ready
to serve cover one' cake with sliced
bananas, sprinkle with powdered sugar
and orange juice, put on the other cake
and cover with powdered sugar.
Twenty-four ripe tomatoes.four green
peppers, four onions, four tablespoon
fuls of sugar.four tablespoonfuls of salt,
three cups of vinegar, one-half pound of
raisins, one ounce dried ginger: scald
and peel tomatoes, cut onions and pep
pers fine, chop raisins and ginger, then
boil three hours. Keep in wide-mouthed
bottles. ••'.-*: ?::-s->
Much as lias been said of the equality
of the sexes, and great as is the indigna
tion of some of us at being considered
the "weaker sex," I am afraid that ab
solute equality between men and women,
•is impossible. Nature herself sets her
face against if by the inherent desire
implanted in most women's breasts to
look up, physically and mentally, to
some one greater than themselves; to
whom tisey can cling, on whom thevcan
rely without any sense of inferiority.
Not merely to love, but to worship, to
make herself a mat for the man's feet to
walk over, to believe everything he does
and says is right, to be ready to live for
him or die for him, and merge ncr own
identity completely in his. This, I
think, is the instinct of most women, or
at least the noblest half of them. It is
nature, and nature, we may allow, is oc
casionally right. Nature, too, lays
down limits beyond which women,
in the aggregate, cannot pass.
She means them to he not men, or
rather, imitation men, but the mothers
of men. I am old-fashioned enough to
believe that every girl's education,
mental, moral, physical, ought to be
primarily with a view to wifehood and
motherhood, the highest and happiest
destiny to which any woman can attain.
But when fate denies them this chiefest
blessing, as, considering the large sur
plus female population in the world,:
must ofteu be the case, she still leave's'
them the possibility of being the spir
itual mothers of a new generation;
While sufficient to themselves, able to
do their own work in the world, solitary
strong unmarried women may still
keep up, as many an old maid doe's
.keen up, the natural maternal instinct,
by befriending or helping all helpless
creatures, and becoming an ennobling
influence to mankind in the aggregate
if not to the individual man. '•:
Light in the Drawing-Rooms.
Fashion is a coquette, and often in
dulges queer freaks. Just now she de
crees lamps and candles in the drawing
raom to be the proper . caper.. This'
seems a strange fancy when the perfec
tion of artificial lighting has been
reached by electricity, but so it is. Can
dles are artistic, the light is soft and
mellow; but the same effect can be at
tained by shades placed over gas • and
electric lights. The candles are a great
nuisance, often dripping the melted
wax over carpets and clothing. Lamps
are still more troublesome, requiring
care and skill in trimming aud keeping
them in order, lest they smoke and give
forth but a "dark" light. But these
annoyances and discomforts are all
ignored, and the candles and lamps
are having their day. Human in
genuity is axed, to bring forth novel
ties in art lamps, and almost countless"
designs are developed.. .The latest
fancy is for wrought-iron lamps in mass
ive designs, but of wonderfully deli
cate details. The work upon some of
these is as carefully finished as a piece
of jewelry, which, of course, makes
them: very J" costly. Parlor.: lamps •> are
upon pedestals' about; four and a half
feet high; hall lamps are square in form,
and bracket lamps are held by grotesque
forms in iron, or by graceful Dranches
of flowers, the curling tendrils of which
support the fanciful shades above. The
iron lamps are more - expensive than
those of silver, bronze or brass, but the
material is more durable, and the effect
is in perfect keeping with any interior.
How Rich and Fashionable Peo
; ple Dress Their Children.
Fancy finds full vent in the dress of
fashionable women's children. An In
novation of last winter was sleeveless
frocks for little girls at parties, and now
a move further is made by cutting them
somewhat lock at the neck, as shown in
the illustration of the two childish
belles. The dresses are new models
and so are those in the second picture of
juvenile tone s. Here the 'smallest
child's frock had scarlet serge for the
plain skirt., while the blouse was
made of - one piece gathered above
and below, anil the puffed sleeves
were of red and blue striped jersey,
A cross stripe two inches wide borders
the square neck-opening, trimmed with
a box-pleated frill. Waistband of dark
blue satin ribbon, put . through tabs of
scarlet stuff and tied in a bow in front.
Tie frock is closed invisibly in front
with buttons. The low pinafore frock
on the other girl is made or' blue and
white kerchiefs. A strip of hand-made
embroidery in red and blue cotton and
a pointed border in machine embroid
ery ornament the edge of the skirt, the
.neck-opening and the short sleeves slit
'dp on the shoulders, the latter being
put plain on the skirt and gathered at
"the neck. The frock is drawn in at the
waist with a double cord of blue and red
sjlk, ending in tassels and held by tabs
trimmed with embroidery.
Painting the Rose.
' jNobody but a bungler uses the old
fashioned rouge powder nowadays. The
well-regulated cheek is covered with
clown like a peach, and that powder
simply stuck to the little hairs, and
when the light struck it obliquely it
showed horribly. Liquid rouge is the
thing to use. There are a dozen differ
ent kinds of; it, called by different
names.'such as vinaigre de rouge, etrait
de rose, and so on, but they are all about
the same, an extract of rose leaves or
some other vegetable compound. It is
practically harmless.it won't show, and
it won't rub off. Even the use of a
dampened handkerchief won't detect its'
presence on the cheek, but it washes off
easily with soap and water. Then the
powder is ordinary face powder, not the
coarse kind that actresses have to use,
and for the eyebrows a burned match
will do well enough. There is a special
preparation for the lips and for the eye
brows and the lashes, but the ordinary
liquid louge and the burned match will
do just as well if skillfully used.
The secrets of beauty, creams, balms
and other things used now to perma
nently improve the complexion are usu
ally vegetable compounds. One of the
best known has the .cream of the cocoa
nut for its basis. A small, soft sponge
is saturated with the mixture and
rubbed once or twice upon the face,
neck and arms, which are then quickly
rubbed with a soft linen handkerchief
or towel. Those who wish particularly
to have the skin whitened quickly every
night wash the face where the prepara
tion has been applied with ordinary
soap and water, and after drying it put
on cold cream or some similar mixture,
and wear a face glove or toilet mask
during the night. The mask covers the
entire face, with little holes for the
mouth, nose and ' eyes. It keeps the
cream from rubbing off. and Is alleged
also to soften the skin.
. The kiss that is witnessed by an un
seen observer through an uncurtained
window is the funniest kiss in the busi
ness. It is a kiss which sticks in the
memory of the man who witnesses the
performance above all other kisses —ex-
cept those rare and racy oscillations in
which he himself figured as the party
of the first part. Of course those are
different, and he would naturally be
expected to remember them. The
rarity ot the kisses caught, on the fly
through uncurtained windows renders
them exceedingly valuable. The aver
age young man who sets out to kiss
Ins way into the bosom of some
body else's family pulls down the cur
tains and turns down the gas, but there
are occasional exceptions in which the
young people seem to lose their presence
of mind and forget everything except
the unfinished business which "was laid
over from the last meeting. In such
'cases everybody in town is certain to
pass by that particular window just at
the critical moment, and the uncon
, scious performers scoot along on the top
most wave of popularity without being
aware of the fact. And everybody who
.passes that window stops as suddenly
and as unmistakably as though petrified.
You couldn't get a man away from in
front of a window where there is any
kissing going on if you were to explode
a dynamite boom under his feet.
The Secret of Closed Curtains.
: A debate arose the other day in a
"group of society women who had been
discussing a certain code of etiquettes,
whether it was ignorance or bad breed
ing, or the reverse, on the part of a vis
itor, to open the window or raise the
window shade of the room into which lie
or she had been ushered. One lady
thought such an interference the height
of rudeness; another was inclined to ex
cuse the act on the plea the person
might be faint or blind; and a third
bluntly declared that should she come
into her own drawing-room or elsewhere
in her house, and find a visitor had
taken such a liberty she would turn on
her heel and instantly leave the room!
The discussion was reaching a warmer
point when a small person who had been
intently nursing her doll in the; corner
of the sofa lifted up her head and said:
"O, yes; 1 know why mamma wants to
keep the curtains down," "And why. is
it. darling?" asked an injudicious guest.:
."Because she says the light is bad. for
her make-up." Tableau! Edith is dis
patched to the nursery and the ladies
are requested to prove for themselves if
there is --.-. any ."make-up".' about the
peaches and cream of that young mat
ron's beautiful complexion.
Behaving Badly at the Theater.
The "Etiquette of Women's Behavior
in Public Places" Is treated by Harper's
Bazar as a timely topic for the opening
of the social and amusement season.
"An American in her opera box," says
the writer, "does not always behave
quietly and like a lady. She gets up,
turns her back on the audience and
talks audibly to her cavalier. She lias
no sense" of the etiquette of public
places. If she were . a man she would
be hissed, and once or twice in the his
tory of mankind she has been hissed,
and she should be more frequently
hissed . until she learns to respect the
feelings of others." The idea that own
ership of a box or the luring of a box
gives people a right to do as they please
is by no means confined to women; but
the deference paid in this country to
ladies no doubt leads, the thoughtless
among them sometimes to make a use
of their position which the great ma
jority of their sex would neither adopt
nor approve. ::-';;-'"•/
The Pretty Woman's Revenge.
New York Mail.
A party of six young women attended
the performance of "Held by the
Enemy" the other night, accompanied
by an elderly gentleman, and on taking
their seats in the dress circle removed
their hats. .As the evening was warm
and the effect was rather pretty, one or
two more in the immediate vicinity re
moved their hats. Among the audience
was one of the ultra-fashionables, who,
together with her daughter and hus
band, sat a little to the right and
in front, of the ladles who re
moved -their hats. To: show her dis
pleasure and disapprobation she turned
several times and. staring at the young
ladies, deliberately turned up her nose
and sneered. Six more uncomfortable
beings it would be hard to imagine than
was this hatless but pretty coterie, until
finally one of the ladies who had fol
lowed the. example of the six leaned
over and said: "Isn't it nice to get one's
hat off! How these poor people must
suffer who cannot remove their hats
without taking off hair and all."
Style in "Wearing the Hair.
New York Sun.
Wearing the hair like Frances Cleve
land is to be popular this winter. For
women who have low, narrow foreheads
this way of doing the hair is becoming.
The high intellectual forehead that our
grandmas thought so desirable that they
used to shave out a ghastly blue patch
where nature failed, is not the sort of
brow to throw the hair back from. But
there are plenty of women whose hair
grows low on their faces in true antique
style. The custom of banging children's
hair has brought this about. When
mothers dressed the locks tightly back
from the face with round combs it was
not encouraged to grow becomingly low.
Of late years all the babies have worn.
bangs, and the Frances Cleveland fore
head is the result.
FOR THE HOUSEWIFE,
Weights and Measures for Prac
tical Use in the Kitchen.
The following weights and measures
are for kitchen use:
Four saltspoonfuls of liquid—One tea
Four teaspoonfuls of liquid—One
Three teaspoonfuls of dry material —
Four tablespoonfuls of liquid—One
wine glass, one-half gill, or one-quarter
Two gills—One cupful, or one-half
Sixteen tablespoonfnls of liquid—
Twelve tablespoonfuls dry material-
One cupful. ; ■: .
Eight heaping tablespoonfuls dry ma
Four cupfuls of liquid—One quart.
Four cupfuls of flour—One pound, or
Two cupfuls of solid buttter—One
One-half a cupful of butter—A quar
ter of a pound.
Two cupfuls of granulated sugar One
Two and a half cupfuls of powdered
sugar— pound. .
Three cupfuls of meal—One pound.
One pint of milk or water One
One pint of chopped meat, packed
Nine large eggs—One pound.
Ten medium eggs— pound.
Butter the size of an egg— ounces
or a quarter of a cupful.
One heaping tablespoonfui of butter-
Two ounces or a quarter of a cupful.
One round tablespoonfui of butter
One heaping tablespoonfui of sugar-
One ounce. ■ .
Two round tablespoonfuls of flour
Two round tablespoonfuls of coffee
Two round tablespoonfuls of powdered
sugar One ounce.
One tablespoonfui of liquid—One-half
Fashion Notes for Fair Women.
. Lace jerseys are popular for evening wear.
Curled natural lamb is likely to be used as
borders upon short jackets.
Embroidery is a feature just now of the felt
and cloth bonnets which are worn with tail
- Stiff English felt hats in sailor shape and
small felt pokes are shown for misses and
girls in their teens.
High dress collars are often apparently
closed by two fancy pins, which are usually
of different designs. -
Plain crochet trimming is very elegant and
effective as a dress garniture. It comes in all
widths, and is very expensive."
The fashion of wearing lace very high up
about the threat with dressy costumes Is likely
to be very popular during the winter.
Striped balmoral skirts are made of repped
moreen or of llanuelet (mixed wool and cot
ton) in lengthwise stripes of dark colors.
For littlle girls there are broad-brimmed
felt hats with pinked edges, and these are
sometimes faced with ■ felt of a different
It is said that hats of rough black straw
may be worn throughout the entire winter
without violating any rules of the fickle god
Wraps of brocaded velvet are again popular
and passementeries, beaded fringes, fur and
various rich and elegant garnitures are used
.to trim them.
Dresses of white wool are meeting with
more favor than ever before at this season of
the year, and many elegant novelties in this
line of goods are shown.
Vests of green, gold or old-rose tapestry
like brocade are used upon fine black woolen
dresses. Black velvet revers are usually set
beside these vests.
The novelties and colorings in ostrich
plumes are worthy of attention. The shaded
and two-toned effects are particularly ele
gant, and will no doubt be extremely" pop
Red hosiery is again popular with Paris
iennes, and also the beautiful quadrille
stockings, such as black cross-barred with
gold, blue with red, or suede with blue or
"Infernal" is the suggestive name of one
of the most popular colors of the season. It
is only another name for the lovely mahog
any browns which were so popular last
Henrietta cloth is the leading material just
now for costumes of fine black wool. These
goods are exquisitely finished, drape per
fectly, and are of fast colors and extremely
Black wool dresses are, if possible, in
greater demand than ever before, notwith
standing the many beautiful novelties in
colored wool fabrics which are being con
stantly brought out. . .f.v ,".
Among the richest wraps for winter wear
are those of plain black velvet heavily trim
med with gimp passementerie. Fringe is
also being revived as a trimming for outer
The iridescent color effect is seen in most
of the new materials for milliners' use,plush,
velvet, ribbons, plumage, etc. "Many of the
combinations are artistic aud peculiarly
A single expensive button is sometimes
worn by dressy ladies upon the left lapel of
the . jacket .of bodice. A buttonhole slit is
often cut out iv the lapel so that a flower
may be run through.
Although black stockings are still favored
for general wear upon all occasions; there is
a growing preference for brown hose, from
the pale suede tints to golden-brown, drab,
ami dark seal-brown.
Dark-colored.sateens are used for some
very, pretty dresses for October wear. The
newest sateens show Email figures and de
tached patterns tiny birds, single leaves, etc.,
and look much more like a fine surrab. than,
p ;£-"" the list of "Wants'' with care,
O CQn Life's epitome is there.'
COLORED FOLKS' CHURCH.
Growth of the African Methodist De
! nomination in St. Paul.
STRUCTURE TO BE DEDICATED
Brief History of the Progress of the
Church Work-The Pastor's
-: : Record. ! y.^^B^S
'FTER six years of
labor, the African
Methodists. of St.
Paul now number
several hundred of
the best, colored
Five years ago
they were content
to worship in a re
later on increasing
accumulation ; of
funds enabled them to purchase a lot.
An old building was removed hither and
served as a church for some time, until
their needs demanded a more spacious
In accordance with the custom, the
founder, Rev. Mr. Knight, was assigned
to other fields and Rev. Mr. Jacobs ap
pointed to succeed him. . Mr. Jacobs be
ing an energetic worker, undertook to
establish a larger and better house of
worship. Concluding that the location,
Fuller and Jay streets, was suitable for
several years to come.he called the trus
tees together and a plan was
agreed- upon. They .needed $4,000 to
carry out their intentions They se
cured a loan of $3,000, and
the congregation undertook to raise the
balance. At this time Rev. Jacobs was
assigned to a Chicago church and his
successor, Rev. J. M. Henderson, took
charge on Aug. 22 last. He was but
twenty-seven years of age and had
graduated at Ashland college in 1878.
He entered the office of an Ohio legal
firm as clerk and studied law at odd
hours. In the course of a year, he
abandoned the law aud adopted the pul
pit, beginning his labor in Texas.
.Through his efforts, the common schools
were thrown open, in some instances,
to colored people, and under his direc
tion many families entered land claims
and purchased farms.
as far as Missouri, he had 500 converts
in two years, and two neat churches
completed and paid for. Last year he
was appointed to St. Paul's chapel in
Chicago, then four months old and $100
in debt. Taking charge of a mission of
eight persons at Joliet, with not a dol
lar of property, he was instrumental in
securing a congregation and a church
valued at $3,000, but still $800 in
debt. From Joliet Rev. Henderson
came to St. Paul. A number of im
provements in the church here increased
the cost from $4,000 to ¥5,500, and he
found it necessary to raise $2,500 addi
tional. During the past five weeks
about $1,500 has been raised. The build
ing will be ready for occupancy Sunday,
Nov. 6. and will be dedicated by llt.Rev.
J. M. Brown, D. D. D. C. S., of Wash
ington, D. C.
The citizens little know the enthusi
asm and hard labor exhibited by the
colored people in religious matters, and
the above is merely an instance. There
are some colored people in St. Paul
worth as much as $100,000, and many of
the families.for wealth and intelligence,
would surprise the average white.Their
houses, furnished handsomely and
comfortably, contain many of the lux
uries of which the white man is wont to
boast. There are many artists and men
of profession amongst the colored popu
lation of this city, prominent among
them being Frank Robinson, lately re
turned from art studies in Germany.
The public in general is invited to at
tend the dedicatory services. The
trustees of the church are T. H. Lvles,
Richmond Taylor. Carlos 11. Williams.
William Queen, Daniel Harding, F. D.
Parker and J. P. Ball.
PAINT AND VOIYDER.
Some philosopher has said: "Send
me the dresses a woman has worn and I
will write her biography. ' That is the
way a great many actresses are written
up.—Boston Post. -:•;
A Texas actress has had the following
from Matliew, ii.. 10, placed at the head
of her announcement bills: "And be
hold : when they saw the star they re
joiced greatly."—Philadelphia Call.
Lotta has a new play called "Pawn
Ticket No. 1,525." if Lotta has the ticket
her mother undoubtedly has the jewelry
and diamonds and things the ticket will
call for.—New Orleans Picayune.
A distinguished clergyman is saying:
"Those who act right walk with' the
stars," The distinguished clergyman is
wrong. Those who do not act right
walk home from Chicago on the railroad
track with the stars.—Boston Tran
script. ,--;.:/ :.;-;-' ■ : r-
Two years ago Mine. Modjeska re
solved not to play Juliet again until she
had become a grandmother, which
honor she had thrust upon her a few
weeks ago. Modjeska, it is believed,
borrowed the idea from the ballet dancer
—though the latter generally, resolves
not to appear in a ballet until she be
comes a great-grandmother.—Norris
town Herald: -;.i-
The Basis of Wit.
Comic Man (pompously)— Yes, the ele
ment of surprise is the basis of all wit.
It may have struck you in my humorous
paragraphs. C; :
Friend— I'm always sur
prised to find them in print.
A Dead Sure Thing.
Employer—See here, Denh's, it was
only last week that you got off to attend
your cousin's funeral. I
Dennis (interrupting)—Faix. so I did,
sur, but the old fule come to loife agin.
Lit me off .this oner, and I'll bury him
dead or aloive.
OVER THE BANISTERS.
Over the banisters tends a face.
Darlingly sweet and beguiling;
Somebody stands in careless grace.
And watches the picture smiling.
The light burns dim in the hall below;
' Nobody sees her standing.
Saying good night agaiu, soft and slow,
Half-way up to the lauding. "._-;.
Nobody, only the eyes of brown,
Tender and full meaning, -
That smile on the fairest face in town,
Over the banisters leaning.
Tired and sleepy, with drooping head,
I wonder why she lingers.
And when all the good nights are said: •'<
Why, somebody holds her fingers-
Holds her fingers and draws her down,
Suddenly growing bolder.
Till her loose hair drops its masses brown,
Like a mantle over his shoulder.
Over the banisters soft hands fair
Brush his cheek like a feather;
Bright Drown tresses and dusky hair
V Meet and miuglc together.
There's a question asked, there's a swiit
- She has flown like a bird from the hallway;
But over the banisters drops a "Yes"'
: That. shall brighten the world for him al
ways. ''.';. ■ -• ' • .':
' : — — -Anon.,.
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Are now at Owner's risk, as our lia
bility ceased October 1. Please
call and get your goods.
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ONLY $2.00 PER YEAR.
Postpaid to any address in the
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Importers and Dealers id
Decorated China Sets.
Silver Plated Ware.
Call and see our new lines of Hanging
Sibley St., Cor. Sixth. ST, PAUL
Found running at large within the
city of St. Paul, in violation of the ordi
nances of said city in relation to im
pounding animals, and taken up by the
Poundmaster of said city, and not re
deemed, the hereinafter described ani
mal. , : ''X;.
Now, therefore, in accordance with
law, I will sell at public vendue, in
front of the public pound, on Eagle
street, in the Third "ft ard of said city,
on the 31st day of October, 1887, at 10
o'clock in the forenoon, to the highest
bidder for cash:
~ ONE RED COW.
Dated Oct. 27, 1887.
Policeman and Acting Poundmaster.
You can obtain perfectly tight waives and
Brass and iron Fittings direct from the
only manufacturers of such goods in the
Northwest. Samples furnished for trial.
STEAK FITTERS', HILL & ENGINEERS'
BRASS and IRON CASTINGS.
HOLLAND & THOMPSON MFB.CO.
OFFICE — 3I7 Minnesota Street
FACTORY— South Park. St Paul. SO*
THE MINNESOTA TERRA-COTTA
.EDMUND RICE, President.
H. A. BOARDMAN,
Tress, and Gen. Manager.
Office, No. (0 Gilfillan Block, St. Paul.
Minneapolis Agents, C. S. Leeds & Co.
213 Hennepin Avenue.
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Allan's Soluble Medicated Bougies.
No nauseous doses of cubebs, copaiba or
oil of sandalwood that are certain to produce
dyspepsia by destroying the coatings of the
stomach. . Price, $1.50. Sold all druggists
or mailed on receipt of price." For further
particulars send lot circular* , I*. O. Box
23John street, New York UUIIUi
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Street, St. Paul, Minn. Personal atten
tion given to all kinds of Assaying, Ana- .
lyzing and Testing. Chemistry applied
to all arts and manufactures. -