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IN THE LAND
OF THE MOORS.
• A Population of Fifteen Million
•'.'. People, Made -Up of Moors,
■. * . .': Arabs and Berbers*
.•WOMEN WITH HANDSOME FACES.
'" The Peculiar Style of Dress Worn
..-..'■■ by Both Sexes- Flowing Robes
■" of Snowy Hue Adopted by the
Better Class- Public Baths.
Description of the Palace of the
FJ5' nE Empire of Morocco is a country
• .f i^ larger Until SP. ain * Dis known to
' •' J-Isp the Inhabitants as llagrit-el-Aksa, or
tlyf "extreme west," and has an area of
. J ,000 square miles. Within these limits
."are tlie three former kingdoms of Fez, Mo
■ ! Jocco and Tablet. The two first were
. '. mica by twenty provinces in the north
ern and middle regions, with Tafilet oe
.' ■curving the southern portion. Tlie whole
' 4>j;tent of the country is traversed from
*•:•."". the northeast to the southwest by the
•"..-Atlas Mountains, with numerous rivers
• •':-. and streams between the different mountain
'..•'-. chains. There are 550. miles bordering on
• ; tlie" Atlantic Ocean, mid 250 on the Medi
terranean Sea. The population Is esti-
The Sultan of Morocco.
mated anywhere from 10,000,000 to 15,000.-
DOO, made up of Arabs, Moors and Berbers.
J The women of the three races have fine
figures and handsome faces. They are a
coOl leal secluded, and partially cover
the ice when rut, but there is no difficulty
in getting a good idea of their looks. The
'. color of the face of the women suggests
bronze with eyes dark and luminous and
tlie teeth white and even. The negro
. population of Morocco is large, with many
slaves. The Sultan's black bodyguard is
composed of free negroes, who enjoy as
many privileges as the Moor in the ordinary
walks of life. The Jews are also well rep
resented. They come from the Israelites
expelled from Spain in 1492, and Portugal
in l-lOG. The Anierica'ns aid Europeans in
Morocco arc few, and they live in the sea
ports, especially Tangier.
The national color is white, both sexes
wearing flowing robes of snowy hue. In
its detail the dress of the men consists of a
finely worked skirt (kumja) fastened down
the Breast by numerous small buttons and
loops, and oi very loose drawers. Over this
is sometimes worn a coat with large sleeves
(caftau) buttoned closely in front. For out
. door wear the haik is indispensable. This
garment is a wide piece of thin cotton,
woolen, or occasionally silk material, about
j six yards in length. It is arranged about
the Cody, as also the head, in a series of ar
tistic folds, which in our own case rendered
dressing without assistance an utterly hope
less process. Stockings are not used, aud
the feet are thrust into a pair of loose-fitting
yellow slippers, to walk in which with
out fatigue the wearer must be to the
manner born. A red fez cap is worn on the
A tcoman of rank.
! head; and round this' a turban made of a
many-folded length of muslin. In cold or
rainy .weather a cloak of thick woollen ma
t-rial (jelabeer) is worn instead of the haik.
This bus a pointed hood which, placed over
tlie head, gives the figure a cone-like ap
pearance. When not in use this hood hangs
d-jwn.Uie back. The jelabeer has holes for
the arms to pass through, and descends low
enough to cover the knees. Many of the
poorer classes always wear the jelabeer.
j .•sometimes, and especially in the north of
Morocco, the jelabeer is of a dark color. In
this part jackets and loose trousers of cherry
, or some other colored cloth, are also a
. good deal worn, and striped materials in
various textures are favored by the Moors.
The dress of the women is much the same
' as that of the men; butthehaik is arranged
'differently, and is employed in concealing
' the features when any of the opposite sex
ire- present. ' The hair is carefully covered
by a handkerchief of black silk, over which
. another of gay colors is coquettishly ar
ranged. The women wear red slippers,
and these are often handsomely embroid
" ered in gold. The ladies are very partial
to jewelry. The wealthy wear finger-rings
and huge ear-rings of gold set with precious
■ ' -tones, necklaces of amber or coral and
massive bracelets of gold, armlets and
anklets of silver inlaid with gold.
Diamonds are not much in use, but ru
bies,-emeralds, generally uncut," and pearls
of interior quality are often seen. The
Moors consider that the risk of fraud by
-'. " -^s^^S^ea^S
Women from the. country.
imitation is lessened by not having precious
.stones submitted to the art of the lapidary.
. The Moorish and Jewish ladies are much
given to fictitious improvement of their
- -, charms 'by the use of rouge. Both also
. stain their hands' and feet with henna, and
."■ blacken tlieir eyelids with kohl. Tattooing
". is also practiced by the Moors.
'. * Throughout the provinces of Morocco are
a few water-mills of the most primitive
. kind for grinding corn, and' In the large
towns are a considerable number of corn
milrs, each one turned by a horse; but the
" • labor - of grinding corn and preparing meal
.-= talis mainly on tne women. A small hand
mill is to be found in almost every dwelling.
Good bread in the form of flat cakes is
made and sold in the - towns; but the na
tional dish of Morocco la kitskkussoo. This
resembles granulated macaroni, and is pal
atable as well as nutritious. It is often
cook**-} with pieces of meat, and butter is
-.usually added; but the latter is, generally
speaking, so rancid as to make the mess un
endurable to foreigners, unless under the
pressure of hunger.
The city of Morocco is called " Mar
akech "by the Moors. It was founded In
1072 of the Christian era, and the situatiou
and surroundings are beautiful. The city
is on a great plain, flanked at the north and
part of the way on the east and west sides
by luxurious woods of date palms. Gar
dens, fields and distant mountains fill in the
remainder and the southern bound
ary. The northern part of the place con
tains ilie sanctuary of Sidi Bel Abbesand
many remnants of old walls built of
"labia." At a distance the city has a solid,
compact appearance. The houses of the
In the Sullan't Palace-court,
better classes are built with a central court,
surrounded by long, narrow rooms. One
serves fur a kitchen, where the cooking is
done by charcoal fires. The other apart
ments are for general family use.
Near the entrance door a narrow stair
case leads to the first floor. This is called
the tlotierin. and here it is that the master
of the house receives his friends. Each
house has a well which supplies water for
the laundry, and for ordinary use, but
drinking water is obtained from the public
fountains, in some instances the horses of
the owner divide with the ladies the occu
pation of the ground floor; in other words,
one room is used as a stable. The
narrowness of the apartments in tlie
best houses of this country cannot fail
to attract the attention of strangers.
They are, generally speaking of good
height, but are very long in pro
portion to their breadth. This arises from
the difficulty experienced in obtaining
native wood of sufficient length for the
floors. 'Xhe width of the room, in conse
quence, seldom exceeds ten or twelve feet.
The tower of the Katonbia is the only
building of stone in the city, there being
a great scarcity of this material in its vi
A feature of Morocco is the public baths,
there being over twenty. The bath is simi
lar to what is known as the Turkish, with
men admitted from sunrise up to noon and
women In the afternoon and evening. The
7be.ee of the Kalcmbia,
price for a bath is about 1 cent There are
three prisons, with the prisoners fed by
their friends or left without food, none
being supplied by the Government. All
prisoners hive irons riveted about their
legs and connected by chains with an iron
ban about the neck.
The palace of the Sultan is outside the
city surrounded by high walls. It covers a
space of 1300 yards long by 600 wide, and
this is divided Into gardens, attached to
which are pavilions. There are two large
courts, mchotiar, or places of audience,
around which are arranged apartments for
Ministers, Secretaries and guards. Tne
treasury, containing, it is said, a iarge
amount of specie, adjoins tbe house inhab
ited by the Sultan whenever he visits his
capital city. The floors of these palace
rooms are paved with vain colored tiles;
but with the exception of mats, carpets and
cushions, the apartments contain no furni
ture. The southern part of the city is occu
pied by the Jews. A section nearly two
miles in circuit is inclosed in high walls. It
is called "El Melah," meaning the "silted
place," and referred to in derision as "hi
Messi us," the "nlaee without salt."— St.
Some Too Marvelous to Be Be-
Moved Are Nevertheless True.
ItT has not infrequently been discovered
S of late that some of the statements of
_f ancient writers which we have regard
ed in our fancied wisdom as too marvelous
to be believed, are nevertheless true. The
geographer, Ptolemy, for instance, wrote
that the source of the Nile was in a moun
tain range known as the Mountains of the
Moon, because ol the snow upon them.
M idem geographers, says the Youth's Com
panion, tied at the idea that there could
be such lofty mountains under the equator,
bat Stanley, in his now famous "march to
the sea," skirted the foot of a range of
snow-clad mountains, called by him Kti
wenzori, from whose streams is formed the
newly discovered Lake Albert Edward, the
extremes! source of the Nile.
So Herodotus, the father of history, re
peatedly asserted that the Phoenicians
thought they originally came from the
Eryihnean Sea, or Persian Gulf. This state
ment modern scholars have found very dif
ficult to believe— the writers of the article
Phoenicia in the last edition of the Encyclo
pedia Britannica style it "a mere blunder."
An English traveler, however, has very re
cently made discoveries in the Bahrein
Islands in the Persian Gulf which render it
almost certain that the great historian was
These islands are a small group, lying
about twenty miles off the Arabian coast,
and were formerly of great commercial im
portance. The inhabitants, besides pos
sessing a pearl fishery which was noted in
the days ol Alexander the Great, and now
produces the finest pearls in the world, car
ried on an important trade wilh Arabia and
Persia. This they have almost entirely lost,
but with the construction of the Euphrates
Railway it will doubtless spring un again.
One of the two principal towns has a sin
gular water supply in a spring which at
high water Is six feet below tbe surface of
the sea. "Water is brought up either by
divers who go down witli skins or by push
ing a hollow bamboo down into it. At low
tide there is very little water over it, and
women with large amphora and goat-skins,
which look very real and life-like though
headless, wade out and fetch what water
they require." The Arabs believe that this
and" several other similar springs on the
coast come from the Euphrates, which they
think flows beneath the Peisian Gulf in an
underground channel, a legend as old as
the days of Pliny.
In the northern part of the largest island,
Which is twenty-seven miles long by ten
broad, there is a very remarkable collection
of sepulchral mounds, covering an area of
many miles. Some of these are elevated
only afew feet above the level of the desert.
Others are more than forty feet high and
about 400 feet in circumference, Several
of these, have recently been excavated by
Mr. J. Theodore Bent, a well-known En
glish traveler, who has given an account of
his discoveries to the Royal Geographical
lie says that they consist of two cham
bers, the one above the other, as is the case
with some some Phoenician tombs just un
covered in unci' nt Carthage. In the upper
chamber of one which he examined were
the bones of an annual, presumably a horse,
and Innumerable fragments i f ivory boxes,
ornament*, bits of small statues. Many of
these fragments were ornamented with pat
terns which bear a close and unmistakable
resemolaiico to ivories found in Phoenician
tombs on the Mediterranean. Our readers
will doubtless renumber that King Solomon
got ivory by means of the ships of Hiram,
the Phoenician King of Tyre.
The lower chamber was more carefully
constructed than the upper and contained
human bones, together with the remains of
drapery which had- been hung around the
walls, another Phoenician custom. The
ivory fragments have been deposited in the
British Museum, and one of its officials has
recently publicly -.aid that "as far as the
evidence went at present ho thought the
Museum were prepared to admit that the
Bahrein Islands probably represented a
primitive site of the Phoenician race."
- The probable confirmation of the state
ment of Herodotus is certainly more satis
factory than the favorite occupation of
some modern writers, the proving the fals
ity of stories which have always been con
fidently believed— stories, tor Instance,
as that of the Swiss hero, William Tell.
THE MORNING CALL. SAN FRANCISCO, SUNDAY. JULY 27. 1890-FOURTEEN PAGES.
How to Make a Homo look At-
tractive by a Small Outlay.
Hints That Are Worth Considering by These
Who Are Intending to Renovate the
Interior of Iheir House].
T£-:T^E read now and then of "how to
ai\ir% live on 10 a weelt " or "how to fur
wJLlli-^ nish a heme on S3000," but smile
pityingly, especially if we've tried it. Any
man who ever attempted to build a house
on an architect's calculations, and has
learned that a SoCOO plan ate Into a £7000
bank balance, knows with what utter con
tempt such things as the average "hints on
suburban home building" or "furnishing"
can be regarded. The one great barrier to
economic house furnishing is this: People
who are most interested in the subject
are usually in no position to attempt it, for
to properly exercise any economy in inte
rior decoration one should at least have
money enough to make a proper start.
What ruins the
appearance of many
homes is the picked
tin look about them.
They have no char
acter. Picked nil
things may be
cheap, but if they
fail as a collection
to harmonize, then
they cense to be
decorative, and the
motive is lost. In
the first place, then,
your rooms must
possess a character.
If a person should
nsk me "What style
of house decoration
is the most elabo
rate, luxurious, and
necessarily the most
costly?" writes C.
K. Clifford in the
1 would say "the
Louis XV style."
If asked "What is
the most sensible,
simple and neces
sarily the most inex
pensive." I would
Tlie Corner Shelf.
say "fifteenth century style."
If asked "Would you furnish an entire
house in one style?" I would say "So, I
would no more think of haying every apart
ment dressed alike than I would put my
family in livery. The monotony of such a
home would be unbearable— enough to put
a man In the mad-house."
I would select my furnishing from the
most simple styles, for three reasons: First,
because the cheapest; second, because lv
simple tilings you run the least risk of get
ting slop work, and third, because simple
pieces, especially of furniture, are more
easily taken care of. more easily dusted or
varnished. During the past few years wo
have had in chairs nud a few other odd
pieces the sixteenth century style— a style
you will recognize by the worn look of the
hooping a curtain.
wood. A dark, brown-stained clothes-chest,
for instance, shows natural wood on the
edges, and wherever there is any carving
the natural wood grains are disclosed at
prominent points as though the finish had
been worn away. Now back a century be
fore this sixteenth century period, the fur
niture used was still more primitive; the
artistic lines were all there, with the charm
and richness of good taste; but the resources
of the cabinet-maker were limited and the
work was by necessity severely simple. We
show here a sideboard of the lifteenth cen
tury and it can be seen that while the style
is good, it is decidedly cheap. Take this,
then, as the style for your dining-room and
you can proceed on safe and inexpensive
Folks s*iy, "Oh, yes, but the fabrics cost
so much." Nonsense. It's simply because
you d n't know what to ask for. Tell a
friend that yon have at your parlor windows
a pair of genuine antique lace curtains and
it will sound very grand, yet 1 know a re
tailer who is right now selling beauties,
simple, of course, for 63 a pair. Here is a
list of (heal) upholstery stuffs, all of which
are shown in styles just as refined and cor
rect, though possibly not in every case as
elaborate as the best class goods. SUE
• • *
i * *
Muslins for curtains,
shown in striped and
checked ground with
ed designs; madras for
curtains, sold by the
yard or pair; cotton
tapestries for curtains
or coverings, finest col
oring and effects, many
of them direct copies
of the most expensive
goods; cotton pongees
for draperies imitations
of the Chinese and
India silks, same de
signs.colors and weight,
but cotton chenille
stud's curtains, plain
or figured, by the yard
or pair; denim for dra
peries, same as overalls
arc made of; cretonnes,
petit points, ramies,
spun silks, Canton Man
uel draperies, and cot-
All of these goods are inexpensive but
Drawing back or "looping" a curtain is
almost invariably done by carrying your
cord or gimp from the hook on tlw window
casement clear round the curtain. The
latest fashion is entirely different. A ro
sette, cap or tuft is affixed to the curtain,
somewhere about a foot from the inner
edge, and the cord is attached to this, both
front and back of the curtain. Endless in
novation can be introduced upon this idea.
Tin- tuft can be covered by a bunch of arti
ficial flowers or a heavy bow. If the
drapery is on the Japanese order you can
cover the tuft with a crab or some such de
vice from the Japanese country.
I Yellow is the color now that the deco
rators are all running — yellow walls, yel
low curtains, yellow carpets, with now and
then just enough black to relieve it. .
-1! women with artistic taste would drop
their ambitions studio life and their daubs
of landscape and get right down to work
for the upholstery trade, they would make
more money. But somehow or other, art
ists, like actors, go on struggling year after
year, apparently fascinated by their pre
carious calling, all awaiting patiently and
hopefully the master stroke, wliicli will ele
vate them iii a night. If Dora Wheeler
had allowed her ambitions to rob
her of her sound sense she never
would have made the money she has or
hell the position she now occu
pies in the decorative held. I know artists
who would nourish if they would get down
to book covers, but they soar to cloud paint
ing. If they would do a coiling their cof
fers would fill up, but they prefer babbling
brook*, and canvas bits, dust covered, ne
glected, unrcmunerative. They wont work
for the trade. Hand-painted wall hangings
were some years ago only mado by Mrs.
Wheeler and the associated artists, but to
day other women have gone into the field
and the upholstery stores gladly take all
their work. They had the courage of their
convictions and worked hard for the trade
and the trade's necessities, and many of
them have in consequence made the sala
ries of bank Presidents, while their bohe
inn brethren are still sitting by the bab
A corner shelf canopy, one of the most
universally decorative things that can be
used in a house. is made by draping silken
curtains from it. - The old-time corner shelf
is thus made exceedingly rich looking. The
edge of the shelf is dressed off by a narrow
brass railing. The illustration shows the
Among tbe very latest decorative oddities
which have come to ns from all the world
over are Japanese straw mats above live
feet long, made In the same way as matting,
only designed in colored straw in mat sizes.
Bamboo • fish poles are split up and make
excellent moldings for wall panels. The
fish poles cost about % cent each In India.
For every pole 1% cents freight is charged,
and then incidental profits do the rest till
25 cents is charged fur the mere rent of the
things at the seashore.
You never know nowadays when you arc
buying Chinese, Turkish or Japanese em
broideries; for the decorative craze has
encouraged the manufacture of table covers,
scarfs, and tidies in this country— copied
in the native colorings, designs and textures
of the Eastern weaver. The copy Is gener
ally - remarkable true.
The story of sending warming-pans to
the Hottentot?, where they wire ft dead
failure as warming-pans but a glorious suc
cess as stew-pots, finds a repetition in the
big importation of lately of a job lot of
Japanese chair-cushions. They were of
straw and coarse and entirely unfitted for
the purpose intended, but hung on the wall
they make excellent memorandum cush
ions. They are fringed all round, the edge
ornamented by three or four Chinese
spiders, and long pins with a tassel on the
head ends are used to attach cards, letters
or "mems" to it. \ '.-;'
" In Darkest Africa," the Latest
Work of tlie Great Explorer.
■"TT^-IIE public has awaited with interest
•f. B - the authentic account of the expe
cjljfff dition for the relief of Emm Pasha
and their journey! through the dense
jungles of the Dark Continent. Stanley's
return, his public receptions and the inter
esting romances woven into his life have
recently made him a conspicuous figure in
the public eye, and now conies the "Quest,
Rescue and Belief of Ktnin, Governor of
Eiinatorin," before this interest is allowed
to subside. Undoubtedly the publication
is well timed, and while an erroneous im
pression obtains that the publishers by ex
pediting the work have shorn it of high
literary finish there is abundant evidence
in the book that Stanley still wields the
same dexterous pen as in the days of yore.
The first volume opens with a prefatory
letter to Sir William Mackinnon. Bart.,
Chairman of the Emlri Pasha Belief Com
mittee, to whom the work is dedicated, giv
ing a succinct review of the expedition
with reflections on its successes and its fail
ures and lite causes to which they are to be
Following the dedication is an introductory
chapter reciting the various political events
leading up to the beleaKuerment of Emm,
Including the downfall of Khartoum ami tlio
massacre of Gordon. The massacre is de
scribed as lasting throe hours, during
which time 1000 persons at least were killed.
The Bashi Bazouks and white regulars,
numbering 33-17, and the Shaigiair regulars,
numbering 2330, were mostly ail killed in
cold blood after they had surrendered and
been disarmed. A Greek merchant who es
caped from Kartoiuii, reported that the
town was betrayed by the merchants there,
who desired to make terms with the enemy
and not with Farag Pasha. Tlio prepara
tions for the expedition are minutely de
scribed, lite Impedimenta of the journey,
the cost of each article and the amounts
subscribed are detailed seriatim. The offi
cers and men, with tlieir various traits
ot character and idiosyncracies, are
sketched in such vivid aud lifelike colors
that as the expedition starts ou its long
and eventful pilgrimage the tout ensemble
seems to be directly under our eye. Hav
ing decided ou the Congo route, the expe
dition left Zanzibar on the '-'oth ot Feb
ruary, 1887, for the Congo Kiver, which
they navigated a distance of one thousand
miles to Yam buy a, whence the journey
through Darkest Africa properly began. I
"Naturally penetrating a trackless wild ;
for the first time the march was at a lv- ,
neral pace in some places at the rate of -It 0
yards an hour. At 4 o'clock in the after
noon of this day we were still on' the
march, having passed through a wilderness
of creeks, mud, thick scum-faced quag
mires green with duck-weed, into which we
sank knee-deep, aim the blench exhaled
from the fetid slough was most sickening.
We had just emerged out of this baneful
stretch of marshy ground, intersected by
lazy creeks and shallow long stream-shaped
pools, when the forest became suddenly
darkened, so that 1 could scarcely read the
compass, and a distant murmur, increasing
into loud soughing and wrestling and toss
ing of branches and groaning of mighty
trees warned us of the approach of a
tempest. As the ground around about us
was' most uninviting we. had to press on
through the increasing gloom, aud then as
the rain began to drip we commenced to
form camp. The tents were hastily pitched
over the short, scrubby brush, while bill
hooks crashed and axes rang, clearing a
space for the camp. The rain was cold and
heavily dripped, and every drop large as a
dollar on the cotton clothes scut a shiver
through the men. 'Ihe thunder roared
above, the lightning Hushed a vivid Unlit
of fire through the darkness, and still the
weary, hungry caravan li.cd in until 9
The rain was so heavy that fires could
not be lit, and until li o'clock in the morn
ing we sat huddled and crouching amid the
cold, damp and reeking exhalation and
minute spray. Then bon-fires were kin
dled, and around these scores of naming
pyramids the people sat to be warmed Into
hilarious animation, to roast the bitter
manioc and to still the gnawing pain of
For months through forests primeval
they journeyed much of the time without
food, subject to the attacks of hostile tribes
and cannibals, enduring privations and suf
ferings from which deliverance seems a
'• At last on the 29th of April, 1888, at 8
o'clock, amid great rejoicing and after re
peated salutes from rifles Emln Pasha him
self walked into camn accompanied by Cap
tain Casati and Mr. Jepbson uud one of the
Pasha's officers. 1 shook hands with all and
asked which was Emm I'asha. Then one
lather small, slight figure, wearing glasses,
arrested my attention by saying in excellent
English, 'I owe you a thousand thanks,
Mr. Stanley; I really do not know how to
express my thanks to you.'
" 'Ah ! you are Emm Pasha. Do not men
tion thanks, but come in and sit down. It
is so dark out here we cannot see one an
"At tho door of tiic tent we sat, and a
wax candle threw light upon the scene. I
expected to see a tall, thin military-looking
figure, in faded Egyptian uniform, but in
stead of it 1 saw a small, spare figure in a
welt-kept fez and a clean suit of snowy cot
ton drilling, well-ironed and of perfect fit.
A dark, grizzled beard bordered a face of
Magyar cast, though a pair of spectacles
lent it somewhat an Italian or Spanish ap
pearance. There was not a trace on it of
ill-health or anxiety; it rather indicated
good condition of body and peace of mind."
The remaining chapters of the first vol
ume are devoted to verbatim accounts of
conversation with Etnin, the consideration
of tlie situation and of their future pro
From first to last the book maintains its
interest, every page containing something
new and startling. Presenting, as it does,
the only authentic description of a country
soon to be opened to modern civilization,
the book cannot fail to be extensively read.
For sale only by subscription by A. E.
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Sadie (after the visitors had gone)— " Say,
mamma, keep them on a little while."
"Keep what on, dear?"
- "Your company manners." Life.
Wealthy Husband* Pang by the Faubourg
I\T is becoming more and more hard for
r'jFaubourg St. Germain mothers to find rich
J husbands for their daughters. As there is
no court here, the connect!' n which mar
riage with one of these young ladies might
open to a nonvel enrich I would be of small
value. She could not endow her husband
with a title and her pretensions to be better
than his faintly would be unendurable. As
her forefathers and foremotbers all married
for money, she has not the recommenda
tion of beauty. The sons of noble families,
as such, are not nearly so much prized as
tbey used to be by the magnates of the
French .lewery. Still, they can pick up in
all directions the daughters of men who
have made money in business. For instance,
a match is contemplated between the heiress
of a manufacturer of corsets and a descend
ant of Marshal de Grouchy, who was a man
of ancient family. Her father is glad to
buy a title fur her, and she is delighted at
the prospect of hearing a stylish maitre
d'hatel announce that "Madame la Marquise
est service." A Belgian Prince of a non
royal house was able some eight •or nine
years ago to get hold of £100,000 by going
to Hymen's altar with the daughter of a
man who rose from being a street-sweeper
, to having a contract for sweeping the streets
of Paris. v But his sisters, who were penni
less, had to marry poor widowers.— London
AT ASCOT AND
THE GRAND PRIX.
Attractive Gowns Worn at the
Great European Ilaces.
A Checked Summer Silk on Pale Tea-Colored
Ground Barred With Turquoise Blue
and Scarlet— A Light Cashmere.
Special Fashion Letter to The Sc-sday Call.
Wfjtfl JEW YORK, July 21, 1890.— Among
JXI.i the many events of the fashionable
JynM season there are hardly any more
important and more eagerly anticipated
than the great races in the summer. In
Paris it is the Grand Prix which men and
women alike look forward to; while across
the channel Ascot week sets hearts a-flut
terlng with the hope of gain or conquest,
and sends all the smart people of society
out to the race-tracks. There it is that cot
tages are rented, begged and borrowed,
house-parties made up, and for weeks and
weeks beforehand modistes and tailors are
busy inventing and bringing into being the
most marvelous and dashing toilets for the.
important occasion. Kedfern is one of the
busiest of the firms thus occupied, and his
racing costumes aro as strikingly success
ful as his world-famous yachting gowns,
without which even royalty is unsatisfied.
The first sketch gives an idea of one of
these gowns, which was worn at the Ascot
A < 3|Sf^^^
It is mainly of checked summer silk, a
pale tea-colored ground, barred witli many
narrow lines of dull; turquoise blue and
scarlet. Across the front of the bodice,
just above the bust line, thus giving a yoke
effect to the tipper part, is a width of pon
gee in its natural color, which is closely
shirred to cover the bast and Is then drawn
across and fastened in a point over the left
hip. Another width la draped across just
below the waist, passes under a large
enamel buckle on the hip and hangs like a
sash to the foot of the skirt. Tho sleeves
are of the pongee, in the close coat shape,
and have cuffs of the plaid silk, with rows
of small buttons enameled in blue and
scarlet on a silver foundation like the
buckle. The other gown, which was worn
Worn at the Grand Prix. Paris,
at the Grand Prix do Paris, and designed
by lied fern specially for one of his most
swagger patrons, is a light fawn-colored
cashmere witli appliqucd panels of striped
satin small around the foot of the skirt.
These are in bronze-brown with narrow
diagonal lines of light blue and maize-color,
find are bordered with a loop pattern done
in gold braid. The bodice is a full vest of
maize-colored China crepe, confined by a
corset girdle of silk and braid; over this is
an open jacket of the cashmere with braided
collar and silk lapels mid cuffs. The sleeves
are in melon puffs, high on the shoulder.
~ ■'.'■ IX*
GEMS IN vERSE.
Written for The Scndav Cam.
--^r EEN through the dark medium of hate,
BEEN to him held nothing good or groat.
l.lie to him beid nothing good or great.
j^% To his wilfully self-blinded eyes
aT^"' A deepest black seemed the bluest skies;
Gold was copper anil diamonds wore glass;
Earth's best was naught lint tinsel and brass.
Love, the sanctified, the true, the pure,
Did not exist, he was very sure.
Not immortal nor divine the flame
Which mankind called by tbat hallow'd name,
But a flickering, delusive light,
Like will-o'-lhe wisps that dance at night -
o'er the deep morass and lonely moor.
And the unwary to ruin here.
Friendship was cringing hypocrisy
And sycophantic servility. ■
Damon and Pythias were mythic men
Who had never lived In mortal ken;
Self-sacriß.ce and self-denial
Were empty words that stood no trial.
Tbe romanc er's and the poet's brain
' The foolish tales might still retain,
But rational beings such as lie
Could clearly through their Illusions see.
Into holy mysteries he pried.
All that was noble and pure denied;
For every act of human kind
Some evil motive be sure would And.
In short, be held It beyond dispute
That man was » most Ignoble brute:
The prowling beasts of the jungle-den
Were not more fierce, more cruel than men, •
To tbe Idol, self, their knees were bent
In adoration most reverent; . ,5
To this Moloch were their ofTrlngs made,
And on his altars the first fruits laid:
The earth was veiled by the mist-clouds dim
Of Incense burnt In honor of him.
Thus ran the one, universal creed—
' Do thou minister to thine own need;
Let thy brother of himself take care,
It concerns then not how be sa. li fare!
Grasp I'v'rythlng that the hands can hold;
''- Life is worth living but to the bold 1
No matter what means help then ascend,
'." If by prosperity blest the end,
' Only failure no pardon can win;
That Is the Inexcusable sin. ; .
Down with the weak! Success to the strong !
To them alone does the prize belong! -
" And these call themselves, forsooth," said he,
' •' The great heirs of immortality!"
; .; i So this philosopher from his throne
Passed Judgment on earth; himself alone
Did he deem Infallible throughout,
Nor ever harbored one little doubt s
That his most acute analysts
Might yet somehow, somewhere, be amiss,
1 No, though he claimed himself fo despise
As well as the world, he was more wise
Than his fellows who refused to see
Behind the veil— the reality.
, From all human sympathy estranged, •
The fleeting years found him still unchanged;
Ev'ry tie that doth the soul sustain
He rudely loosened or rent in twain:
Feeling but hatred and discontent,
He was o'er his own worst punishment;
In life no faith, and in death no hope,
Oh, what greater curse— poor misanthrope 1
San Francisco, July, /«.'*/. _ Selha SCHMIDT.
God keep all who travel to-night.
By sen or by land.
Father In heaven, hold them
Close with thy powerful hand.
Keep them. O Father, from danger,
Danger by land and sea:
Safe for those who love them,
This la my prayer to thee.
l.l! i I. Hibbabd.
I bear the hum of voices,
And the steady tramp of feet;
I find that I am passing through
A wide and crowded street.
I muse o'er all tbo change I see.
Each place so altered grown,
And pass along in solitude . •
Unnoticed aud unknown.
I've been for years In foreign lands.
And now but seek to trace .
Amid tlie throng or human forms
Home well-remembered face,
lint all I see are faces new,
Nor place can I behold,
lv here once I would not fail to sea
Some sturdy friend of old.
Where now that place of choice resort,
Where many went to dine —
Where oft I found a genial friend
With merriment and nine'?
Alas! the diners meet no mure,
The table d'hote has tied.
And in tne place where long It stood
There is a bane instead.
And gone the shop so bright and gay
Of the cbaroilng milliner's;
Ail other shops were dull to see
While she mis still in hers.
Her charming bonnets all have fled,
No longer there they dwell,
For now, built high la greatest style,
There stands ft grand hotel.
Gone the shops and many a stand
Attractive on the street—
Kemovcd by wealth's Imposing band
lias made a change complete.
The streets themselves scarce now I know.
So overrun with bars
Tor the unknown of long ago,
Tlie gliding cable-cars.
And far and near the scene is bright
When shades of night prevail—
The lamp of oil, the light of gas,
At the electric pale.
The many colors are displayed,
Bewilder as l gaze,
And oh! I miss 'mid all the glare
The light of other days.
Once desert hills rich domes possess,
Wttta wealth's abode displayed.
While newer streets are opening still,
And newer homes are made.
In wide expanse the city spreads,
With population vast.
Hut I who find what time has changed
Sigh o'er a buried past. B. L.
OCR NEIGUIJOIt'S WAYS.
How easy 'twould be for us to act
In a much wiser way than ha.
"If we were In Ids place," we say, .
"How much different things would be."
If w.e were In his place no weeds should grow
Along the tenet: or In the grain.
That troublesome gate should be Hied straightway
And the bogs kept out of the lane.
The house should have a new coat of paint,
The stock should be better fed,
And the farm Implements ou the place
Should be kept under a she. l.
We'd treat the neighbors socially
And enjoy life as it passed.
And lay by money for a rainy day,
Which is apt to como at last.
If we had his chances la the race,
We'd let the world all know
That man can live so as to be
Missed when he's called logo.
"If we were In bis place," there's the rub.
We bad not thought that he might say
That if be were In our humble sphere
He'd manage things in a wiser way.
His mistakes might not be ours.
But It his lot our on conlil be,
I fear we'd fall to accomplish mora
lor the world's good than be.
We are apt to estimate our powers ■
Much Higher than our neighbors do
And blame our poor success la lite
"To oar chances being lew.''
But if we want to know our worth.
The best way li to cast
Our successes and our failures up
And see how they balance last.
To Judge a neighbor by one's self
Is hardly the fair thing to do,
Because we're almost always sure
"To profit by his failures," too. 9Bsta
Nellie c. Davis.
Lakeporl, Lake County, Oat
IN A HAMMOCK.
At eve, as the sun was setting,
. In a molten halo of gold,
I dropt me Into a hammock
And dreamed of a laud oft-told.
And as I lay in this tranced langour.
Fair visions In varied array
Presented themselves before me,
'Till mcthought 'twas sunny day.
1 1 seemed that my soul was floating
. Away on leathery clouds of light.
Ami my heart in Its rhythmic pulses
Was happy at the sight.
When lo: from out filmy ctoudland.
('aim- trooping in happy array
A host of dimpled cherubs,
And each lv his sportive play
Brought forth In his chubby lingers
A shell of pearly white,
With the heart or the tint of the rosebud
And all so shiny and bright.
And as they trooped before me
They droptfrom their pearly vasa
A rose, a pink and a lily,
And leaves of delicate trace.
Fruits iv abundance and blossoms,
And ropy strands or gold,
>'uts and splay perfumes.
And gems both rare and old.
My eyes were filled with amazement,
And I asked the name of this land
Wh* re all the night seemed daylight,
Ami nature lavished witn genel-r.iis. band.
And they whispered to streaming
" Its name Is the ' Golden State, '
" Where graceful ships come sailing
•' ln.at lis • Golden Gate'—
" The • Earthly Paradise.' "
San Francisco, July is, lSi/it. aluaAldek,
AMONG TIIK DAISIES.
Out on the meadows, so sunny and broad,
Millions or daisies are growing—
Golden-hearted anil white as snow-
Where the skylarks* nests are lying low,
Meek little flowers of God,
With llic warm winds over them blowing.
Blossoms of purple and beautiful reds,
Tall, proud Sowers of blue and gold.
'Monger the masses of daisies pale.
Shine resplendent, while cloud-ships sail
The azure over their heads. ,
To lands whose story uo man has told.
But the little white daisies no envy know;
Each lilts up to the glowing sun '
ltsgobten heart with a loving grace,
And Its Innocent, bumble face.
Each doing Its est below.
Till Its bloom is withered. Its course Is done.
And might we not then from the daisies try
To learn this lesson, although in part —
For our days Are passing so qnlckly by—
, "He always sunny and pure in heart."
Alameda, (HI.. July SO. ISOO. . A -.n.i it.
BY THE BROOK.
On to the sea ! on to the sea !
Sang the laughing brook to me;
Eddied around and whirled.
As a flag to the breeze unfurled;
Sported awhile with glee,
Then jlnkled on to the sea.
Over the narrow fall,
Over the rocks and all.
Shot 'neath the willows old,
Then tumbled along and rolled.
With musical chime and glee,
Its' winding course to the sea.'
Was ever a being so bright.
Was ever a voice so light, •
Ever a song so thrilling,
Ever a heart so lithe and gay,
Ever a youth so sportive la play,
- Ever a mind from care so tree, ---"-'. .
As this musical brook In its path to the seat
July. 1890. JOHKPH T. I'oeKTiroKNß.
Fii*ltt!iif> the Moths.
The moth's good time is just commenc
ing. The hot weather makes him active
and industrious, nnd last winter's furs and
wraps, and the regular ' spring clothing
scattered up and down in drawers and on
pegs, afford him ample scope for work.
The preparations sold at drug-stores are
effective, but they smell so atrociously that
they make rooms uninhabitable. Camphor
and . turpentine, placing a little of each in
every drawer is a simple preventive, and if
a moth : can stand the combination ■it de
serves > all , it < can get— St, Louis Globe-
It Is an Oniou Tart Specially
Prepared by Herr Friedrich.
At the Minister's Splendid Sinners It Is the
Piece da Resistance— A Poetic Trib
ute in Praise Thereof.
IrtT seems that the favorite native viand
i of the Hon. William Walter Phelps, our
_J, Minister at Berlin, is an onion tart, the
savory viand which I told you about some
time ago. As 1 understand, the onion tart
is, property, a product of Southern Ger
many, and people elsewhere affect to dis
dain the delicacy— in fact, since Prussia's
ascendency, those dishes which other folk
have always regarded as essentially Ger
man have gradually passed out of favor,
writes Eugene Field to the Chicago News.
The onion is now comparatively seldom
met with, and he who fancies that he can
get beefsteak and onions in Germany is
most sadly In error. Outside of the hotels
there seems to be little beef consumed, and
whenever beef is served it ls cooked
almost to tho dryness of a chip. Veal is
the popular meat; you get it dished up
everywhere and in every style. Even phy
sicians commend veal as a suitable diet for
Invalids. But veal in Germany is not tlie
"born-and-killed-yesterday" article which
is served as veal in the States; it is fairly
mature meat; that which we should call
veal is known as "calf's flesh," and it is
pretty generally tabooed. 1 have no idea
where the grazing grounds of Germany are
located. I suppose I might find out if I
were to buy a guide-book, but it has oc
curred to me that there could not be any
very extensive grazing grounds in Germany
for the reason that there are no fences here
nor any hedges, There are practi
cally no cattle hereabouts. Cow's flesh
Is considered abominable food, and there
are laws prohibiting (or 1 should say
regulating) its sale. And I don't wonder
at it, for in Germany the cow is used as a
beast of burden; hers is a hard life; she
does service at the plow and iv harness. A
sorry-looking beast she is. Butter, such as
it is, is a costly luxury. The price of it
averages all the year round about 40 cents.
In this we Dud an explanation lor the
German theory that butter is not whole
some. . The wholesome butter— which Is to
say the butter commonly served In Germany
—averages auout'Jo cents a pound, and it is
viler than the vilest butterine. They color
it a sort of orange-yellow, and flavor it with
something or other that appears to be a
cross between the essence of a vanilla beau
AIIOMA OF A COKDUKOT COAT.
To return, however, to the subject of Mr.
Phelps and his favorite German edible. It
seems that the chef employed in Mr.
Phelps' kitchen is a native of Southern
Germany, and, although he was graduated
from one of toe Parisian cookery-schools,
he retains a hankering after and skill for
the composition of those dishes which
tickled hi i palate as a lad. An onion tart
is Hen Friedrich's chef d'eeuvre, and Mr.
Phelps is as proud of lierr Friedrich's
onion tarts as lierr Friedrich himself is. At
every one ol those splendid dinners with
which Air. Phelps regales, delights aud
astounds diplomatic and society circles at
Berliu, the onion tart figures conspicu
ously—is, in short, the piece de resistance.
Having tasted of the viand I aju quali
fied to testify to its exceeding merits, but it
requires the facile eloquence of Mr. Phelps
himself lo set forth in full exposition the
surpassing qualities of the delicacy.
"For a long lime," said Mr. Phelps to
me last week, "I have been trying to in
duce my friend, Whitelaw Held, to run
over from Paris lor a week's visit. lie hes
itates about coming because he fears that
the object of his, visit might be miscon
"Are the Germans so chary, then, about
receiving visitors from France?" I asked.
"That is riot what I mean," answered Mr.
Phelps. "Mr. Beid lears that if he were to
come to Berlin tlio folks at home might
suspect that he nnd 1 were hatching up
a conspiracy involving the political cam
paign at home in is: 1 -. But the truth sim
ply is that what I want to get Mr. Beid
here for is to initiate him Into the delights
of onion tart."
C oou Air. Phelps' fable in his private
room iv the United Stales Legation at Ber
liu there is exposed to the view of the fa
vored few the following tribute to the em
inent diplomate's favorite viand:
- Of tarts there be a thousand kinds—
So versatile the art—
And. as we all have different minds.
Each has Ins favorite tart:
Put those which most delight the rest
Met m should suit me uot:
The onion tart doth please me best
Ach, Golt ! mem lieber Gotl !
Where but In Detttschland can be found
This boon or which 1 sing ?
Who but a Teuton could compound
This sui gt nerls thing?
None with the German fran can vie
I In arts cuisine, I wot,
Whose sninmum bonum breeds the sigh;
••Ach, Gott: mem lieber Goltt"
You slice tie fruit upon tbe dough
And season to the taste.
Then In an oven (not too slow)
The viand should be placed;
And ft ben 'lis done, v; on a plate
Yon serve it piping hot—
Your nostrils and your eyes dilate —
Acb, Gott : mem lieber Goit !
It sweeps upon the sight and smell
In overwhelming tide.
And then the sense of taste, as well.
Betimes is gratified;
f Three noble senses drowned In bliss,
1 prithee tell me what
Is there beside compares with this—
Ach, l. ott I mem lieber Gott '.
For, If the fruit be proper young
And if the crest be good.
How shall they melt upon the tongue
Into a savory flood !
How seek tbe Mecca down below
And linger round the spot.
Entailing wees and months of woe—
Ach, Gott: mem lieber Gott:
If nature gives men appetites
For things that wont digest,
Why let them eat what so delights.
And let her stand the rest!
Ami though the sin involve the cost
i 'I Carlsbad, like as not,
"i is better to have loved and lost—
Ach, Gott! mem lienor Gott!
Beyond the vast, the billowy tide.
Where my compatriots dwell.
All kinds or victuals have I tried-
All kinds of drinks, as well;
Hut nothing known to Yankee art
Appears to reach the spot
Like this teutonic onion tart—
A- b. Gott ! mem lieber Gotl !
! So. thou -b 1 quaff or Carlsbad's tide
As full as 1 can hold, ' ,
And for complete ie mm Inside *
Plank down my horde of gold.
Itemorse shall not consume my heart
Nor sorrow vex my lot.
For 1 have eaten onion tart—
Ach, Gott! mem lieber Gott !
riTTlNij CHILDRBM TO BED.
Arivlre That Every Mother Should Care-
fully s'oiittlri fi*.
TT" HE mother who puts the timid child
CI ' to bed, and takes away the light, and
c9i?^ goes downstairs and leaves him to his
conjuring, careless and indifferent and dis
believing, or bent on overcoming the mis
chief forcibly, is destroying something that
one would think of small worth to her—
only his nervous fiber, but his love of her
self; and the day will come when fate will
have its revenge on her in his own indiffer
ence to her, and she will recognize it, even
it he behave is all outward respects like
a dutiful son. It is her part to examine
the matter, to reason with the child, to
comfort him, to see how far it is possi
ble with him tn subdue the fear. If she
cannot stay with him herself, she can
nt least leave the door open so that he may
hear the cheerful downstairs voices, the
hum of life, not to be shut into his tomb, as
the unformulated thought of his desperate
little mind manes it: she rati leave a lamn
on the hearth and so let there be some light
to dispel ills fancies and to keep back the
dark and its uusliaped visions. Sue may
regard It as trifling, but to him it is tre
mendous, and if she is wise either in
mother love or human kindness she will
not let the Imaginative and, sensitive child
suffer more than It must, remembering that
that temperament, if it has more to enjoy
through life than others, has also much,
much more to suffer.
When a few nights have failed to bring
calm to the little being out of the experi
ence/and the last going to bed alone is as
bad as the first, and all threats bave only
made the matter worse, and : all reasoning
has produced no good result; when he
has tried to conquer, and tbe effort bas
left him trembling as violently as If Ihe
had an ague— then it is something
not to be overcome by harsh or
rough or : peremptory measures, nnd the
mother should see to it that tllis child has
some active physical exercise just before
going to bed that will make his little body
glad of rest, and she would ■ best lie down
beside him, or find some work that she can
do upstairs till he falls asleep, in order Ito
afford him the comfort of companionship
and the sense of her embracing love, and
soothe bis irritable nerves to repose instead
of rousing ' them : to . action. -These nerves
would never have been irritable had she not
insisted on her own way too long In the be
ginning, if she had given them no chance to
get on lire, and then go on exciting them
selves. II she had put the child to bed
alone from the very outset of his career,
SO that it was the natural order of things
to him, and ho had had the habit estab
lished of quiet sleep and absence of fear
from the first, in ninety-nine cases out of a
hundred there would never have been any
trouble of the" Sort. But If through any
idiosyncrasy of the child, or any remissness
of her own, the fear has come upon him,
she will never in nil the years remain
ing have greater love outpoured upon her
than that child will give her who sees her
hovering over his pillow, moving about his
room, or feels her pressure on the bed be
side him till the drowsy warmth steals over
and wraps senses and imagination and all
together, and Jets iter off again to the duties
that are less imperative than care of that
child's nerves, to the pleasures that are
less pleasaut than the love he gives her in
gPay^nMßNKß'a MAGAZINE tor August Is a
- Ttmfmi fiction number containing six short
-esa-s|IS stories, live of them illustrated. As is
•aaVaV.Q usii.il m this magazine, a number or en
tirety new writers are brought forward with
stories ol striking originality. Tbey show great
variety o[ scene and subject, and include a news
paper story, a tale Bi army lite, a Callforula
story, a Name woods story, ami a New \oru
Cilv story, besides Mr. Bonner's capital bur.
lesque modernization of Sterne's 'iiiiiiiiiital
Journey." There Is also the beginning ol l'liu
Second ot the remarkable anonymous a rial,
"Jerry," which brings the hero to manhood and
opens his adventurous career.
A abort lime ago there was considerable dis
cussion in the newspapers as to which Ot Ibe
various editions of Mr. .lames Pnyn's novel.
" The I'liuit Million." was* the legitimate and
authorized edition. Mr. .lames I'nyu bimsell
seules i lit* question in a letter to the EuglUli
representative of the John W. Lovell Company.
IMeln me "Critic" that it Is stated by Messrs.
Harper tlsir tliev sent me a check f^r "Tlie Isurur
.Million." They have omitted to add that I returned
it. '1 bo world is not yet so happily managed that
an author cau get paid twice over lor the same
work. -Jam its Pay***.
This statement from Mr. Payn himself will
doubtless remove whatever erroneous Impres
sion may have ariscu in the minds of some as to
Uie rlgbt of the John W. Lovell Company to issue
the book bearing I lie legend so hi lei esllug to the
author, "published by arrangement."
Dauuet's "f'oit Taraseon: the Lust Adven*
tuies of the Illustrious Tin ln," continues lv
be one of the leading inunctions In Harper's Ma
gazine. Tbo third Installment of tins "largely.
hugely laughable taie," which will appear in the
August number, Introduces us to tli • Taraseon
lan colonists in Hietr new homes; and we are
treated lo au account ot their occupations and
amusement., their trials during the rainy
season, their entities and combats wild tlio
natives ill all ol which Tariarin. the illustrious
Governor, appears as tbe central and dominant
ligiiie. Numerous Illustrations from drawings
by Rossi, isij'ibacb, Montegut and Mouleuatd
con untie to add lo i lie uiteic-i and attractive
ness ol the story.
Perhaps the most extraordinary article ever
published upon " Hypnotism" will appear in the
"Cosmopolitan Magazine*' for Auitust. It was
secured Irom one of the two most celebrued
prolessors of ibe weird air, the Frenchman Do
iiiilo, and the lllusliations were seemed by hav
ing a number ol subjects taken to the ptioio
graph gallery ol Mr. Kuilz in New York and
theie hypnotized under the camera of Donate
himself. The illustrations show very fairly ihe
frightful powers which the bypuottser exerts,
and me whole article makes plain a subject
which Is exciting much attention all over ihe
world at tins time.
For midsummer reading the August "Ladies'
Home Journal" is like a cimlina breeze. All me
stoi les savoi of the sea aud country, and Julian
Hawthorne, Maud Howe, Louise Chandler .Monl
lon. Kale Upson (laiK, Jenny June, Dr. Tai
mage, all vi.- with each oilier in story, poem and
article. The article uu ''Promiscuous Bathing,"
lor Kills, is specially timely. The hie of the
fashionables, at Newport Is delightfully told tv
an article. Dr. mintage tells bow lie preached
his nisi sermon, while ten ol our most famous
women try lo answer Ibe question, "Whlcn is
Ihe happiest hour in a woman's life?"
"Jleizeiolt, Shoe-maker," lias been published
by T. V. CTowell & Co. of New York. This is
Ihe work of Katharine Pearson Woods, a wilier
of considerable fame aud author of "Scenes
from Clerical Life." In her ucwwoik the au
thor has blended the grace of romauc* with
Ibe stem features of icality. Of tins bookEd
ward Bellamy recently wmie: "I have read it
with great luleiesl, and have done ail In my
Power to commend It to my fellow .Nationalists
as a most admirable pinuiiclioii, and highly valu
able lor our educational propaganda."
The " Seven Modern Eugineeriiu; Wonders of
Uie World," described by Ailhur V. Abbott, with'
elaborate Illustrations, In Ibe Aucusi number of
"Frank Leslie's Popular Monthly" are: The
new I'm Hi ldge. Scotland; the Eillel Tower,
Farts; Ihe new l.roloii Aqueduct, .New York;
the blowing up ol the Hell (lite obstructions,
Mew York; the Lads Jetties at the mouth ol tun
Mississippi; Ihe St. Uuthard Tunnel. Switzer
land, ami ilie liiooklyu or East ldvei Brlttg ■.
The August number of "The Forum" will con
lain a leinaikable. essay by Prince I. Kr.iimtKiu,
ou "The Possibilities ol Agriculture." Hollas
made a thorough Investigation o! the fabulous
results of the scientific cultivation ol land iv the
most densely populated portions of Europe, and
be -hows the ease with which me number ot
acies now cultivated in the civilized parts ol lh»
woild can be made lo yield sustenance tor many
limes the number of people now alive.
Lee & bbeuard of Huston have just l.«sual a
neat-boiiud volume, eniilled ".Edward Kurtuil,"
by Henry Wood. lie author of "Natural Laws
of the business World." ''Edward loll" is .1
work ol licllon, written by one who believes 111
the whoiesomruess of Idealism and optlinism,
and I: is not construcied upon eooveDtioual,
realistic lines. It Is devoted to Idealization of
cbaracier, and ls woili) a careful perusal.
•' Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper " for
the week ending July l'Jih contains an able ar
ticle from Hon. Henry Watterson on toe political
Situation fiom a Democratic point of view. Mr.
Watteisou criticizes uolicy of the Republicans
In Congress, and his article will be sure to at
tract a great deal of attention. I his number
also illustrates the State Mlli.aiy Camp at Peek
A review by Colonel A. G. Bracken, I. S. A.,
ot the "Untied states Cavalry, Past and Pres
ent," a translation from the French by Lieuten
ant John J. Bierelou of an article on "The ■ bi
uese Army," and Captain Charles Hint's
••Trials of Staff Officers," are among I lie many
Interesting art Ides presented in the August num
ber of " Culled Service."
H. C. Bunner, author of "The Midge" ami
"Airs From Atcady," has wrltteu for the nellou
number (August) of "Scribner's" a sketch in the
style of Sterne's "Seutitneniiil Journey," in
which the famous satirist aud wit visits modern
New Yoik and comments on "The Vestibule
Train," "The Opera Comlque," and has au ad
venture in a studio.
The Almost number of the "Forum" will con
tain an essay on "The Decollete in Modern Life,"
by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps, which is ■ [cxi from
which the writer argues an alarming decay In
delicacy lv American society; aud she traces the
effects of ibis decay in our art, In our literature.
In politics, and throughout the whole range of
'• The Speaker's Error." by X. M. C, one of
the leading articles in tbe July number or the
" North American Review," was ordered pi luted
In the "Congressional Record" a* part of the reg
ular business of the Mouse ot Representatives
on the 11 Hi. This Is ihe first lime In the history
of Congress such a distinction has been accorded
to auy periodical.
Tbe "Critic" of July 101b contain* the Dames of
the nine "Immortals" recently chosen by tbe
surviving members of the "American Academy"
elected by Us readers In 1881 to succeed the
Academicians deceased since that dale. Witn
the curreut volume (July-December) the paper
will complete Its tenth year.
The Bedford Company of New York announces
the publication of "A "Sentimental Journey," by
Laurence Sterne, "Bel Ami," by tiuy de Mau
passant, "The Days of My Youth," by Kate
Kearney, "How a Husband Forgave," by Edgar
law cell, and "A l'aiisiau Pair," by Ciiulsly, a
In " Wide Awake" for August juvenile read
ers are treated to a great variety of articles th t
are calculated to please as well as Instruct. Tbey
are on almost every subject from a fairy lale to
sketches of travel. The leading article Is " Prin
cess liosetta aud ibe Pop-corn Man."
Klchard Harding Davis, the sod of Ihe editor
of Ilie Philadelphia Inquirer and of Mrs. Rebecca
din-.' Davis, the novelist, has written a news
paper story which will appear la the Augus
(action) number of "Scrlbner's."
The Baker & Taylor Company of New Yorl
announce tbe early publication of a new Km
son book, entitled, " Talks With Ralph YVald
Kinerson." This book Is largely addressed I
tbe youth of Ibis country.
"Following the lluidon" is tbe title of anew v
lime of army and froutier ieininlscen*es, 1
Mrs. Elizabeth Custer, soon to be published
Messrs. Harper & others. .
The leading article In the August number
Ihe "Domestic Monthly," published In Nt
York, is a finely illustrated and interesting «
on Chautauqua. j
'•The Cosmopolitan Magazine" offers th l
prizes ot S2OO each for best drawings and sp
mentions lor public oaths and a public laundr
The census returns show the population
Untie, Mont., to be 22.000.
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