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BARMAIDS IN. LONDON
SOME VERY RESPECTABLE GIRLS
CHOOSE THIS VOCATION.
One oi Thriu, a IWtitlful Irlali Laaa, El
plain Why Many of Them lo So Thay
Are Looking For Cood Matrimonial
Catche-Tltla Wanted I'aually.
I7nei;tle title Te mi nine Types lu
aVidon" Jifse Francis Sheppard gives
in Le Ncuvelle JJevue hh account of
the London liurmaids.
"They are recruited,'' he says,
"anmnK the bonreoiwe an well as among
tho lowtr 'l:eH. t'' in of the most iu
tcretiny; fyj ts ran he found in the bars
or public house of tho west end, close
to tho fi'Khionatile theaters. Among
l hem are veiy many perfectly respecta
ble girl", . ho have chown the career of
a barmaid iu order to make a living
and, especially if they are pretty, to get
a chance to catch a rich husband.
"A public house, situated at the angle
of one of the principal thoroughfares, is
both a gilded palace and a mine of gold.
It exercises a strange fascination upon
the poor country bumpkins who have
just enough to pay for a driuk, but the
dude coming out of a theater, the coun
try greenhorn, the fashionuble snob and
the frequenter of he musio halls are al
ways to be found there. It is among
these that the barmaids hunt for a hus
band. If tin re is one class of London
society more htnpid than another, it is
that one which includes the frequenters
of the public 1 ousefi. With a pipe in his
mouth and a gluss of beer or whisky in
front of him tho young Englishman,
dressed in fashionable style, with a
slight and elegant fipure and regular
features, remains standing for more than
an hour paying pretty little compliments
to one or several of these ladies.
"The barmaid judges her customers
by the cut of their clothes. If you want
to attract her attention, you must pre
sent yourst If with a silk hat and a
handsome cane in your hand and a suit
cut in tho latest fa-hion. The high hat
is do rigueur. Without that there is uo
possible chance of success.
"It was not without difficulty that I
managed to get an interview with one
of these young ladies, whose intelligence
was equal to her beauty. At first I was
astonished at finding so much intelli
gence in an English girl, hut I learned
that sho was Irish, and that explained
the mystery. Her father was dead and
her moiln r was left without resources.
So she was determined to ooruo to Lon
don md lock fur a husband by posing
behind a bar in Piccadilly.
" 4I wui h .truly more than three days
here,' she r;.id with an unliable aud
roguish uir, 'when I understood why it
was ih t;t so nu. ny pretty English girls
don't get 1 usbanii.s When they are
beautiful, tiny are generally stupid.
When they are intelligent, they are cold,
masculine and ugly Englishmen travel
a great de;.l ami meet in their ramblings
through the win 1:1 very many sprightly
women, and they do not care for pretty
girls who don't kuow how to chat with
" 'lint in this mixture that comes here
to drink and chat,' I said, 'how do you
distinguish the men of the world from
" 'I recogniza them by three things,'
she said boldly, 'by their figure, by
their clothes and ty their complexion.
For the most j.ait they ure tall and thin,
dri st d in the latest fashion and have a
complexion more or less bronzed. This
last trait is tlie screst sign. ' Seeing that
I looked astonished, she added: 'Noth
ing can bo more simple. An English
gentleman, if he has a fortune, passes
three-fourths of his time hunting and
inothfripm air exercise. The chaps
who remain always in London have a
paler and more delicate complexion,
and, moreover, the expression of their
faces is quite different from that of the
"Noticing with what attention I was
listening to her, she continued: 'The
gentleman that I refer to have nothing
elegant about than except their clothes,
for their conversation lacks novelty.
How can a man who understands noth
ing but hunting aud cricket interest an
intelligent woman? The conversation
that goes on here in the name of wit
makes mo tired, but these gentlemen are
the easiest ( f all to deceive. They are
gn at big children iu everything except
sport and politics. '
"'But you aro always engaged, ' I
said, 'and it is difficult to get an oppor
tunity to chat with you. You must al
ready have had several offers of mar
riage?' " 'I have been only one month here,
and I have already had threo. Two
were from very rich sportsmen, but
riches aloue won't do for me. What I
am after,' she added, laughing, Ms a
title. You know, I must have a title.'
"At this moment the play in one of
the neighboring theaters was over, aud
the public house was invaded by a
crowd of men, more or less stylish. The
beautiful Irish girl kept herself some
what aloof aud only served customers
that had the appearance of gentlemen.
"Well, I left London. A few mouths
afterward, on returning there, I wanted
to see once more my beautiful Irish bar
maid. She was gone. Another lady was
in her place, and she told me that Miss
Clara had left to marry tho second Ron
of a prominent nobleman."
Addition to lUowtone 1'ark.
Captain Anderson, superintendent of
the Yellowstone National park, says
that an tffert is beiug made to secure
legislation from congress which would
add the Jackson's Hole country to the
park. The area which it was proposed
to take in is about CO miles square and
contains Jackson's lake and the Three
Tuton mountain peaks. It is rich in
natural scenery and would, in the opin
ion of the captain, add materially to
tho park's attractiveness. Senator Car
ter of Montana has drafted a bill for
that purpose, which has the indorse
ment of the senators from Montana and
Idaho, but the Wyoming senators have
not yet been won over. Omaha Dee.
Dry Hour, repeatedly applied, will re
move obstinate grease sjots from car
pets, woolens or silk.
THE DOCTOR'S STORY.
JL" Etperli-uee That 'Followed a Call at
Four or Ave physicians were talking
up town the other evening at the home
of one, ami the conversation later turned
to shop. One of them had recently
moved his office down town, and there
was Nome discussion as to the advisabil
ity of separating house and office.
"Well," said tho separatist, "I can't
see any difference so long as I am at
my office during office hours."
"Let me tell yon a story," remarked
the oldest man in the party. "Thirty
years ago, when I began practice, I lived
in Virginia, and for a year or two I
slept in my office. Then I married, and
my wife owned a nice house, and I went
to it to live. It sat back from the street
about 50 feet, aud we decided that it
would be much nicer if we had my office
out on the street iu the far corner of the
lot. Only 50 feet away, you will ob
serve, but still it was enough. In order
to see such callers as came during the
night I had a night bell and a speaking
tube connecting the front door of the
office with my bedroom. You see, I did
not want a patient to escape under any
"Well, everything went nicely enough
for three years or so, when ono night a
ring came to my bell. It was then about
3 o'clock in the morning, and the ring
was a hot one. I asked who it was, and
the answer came from a friend of mine
to the effect that he was a mighty sick
man anil wanted to see me at once. I
told him to come around to the house
and I would meet him at the door aud
take care of him. Then I got up, aud,
putting on my dressing gown and slip
pers, I proceeded to tho frtuit door. Hut
there was no one there and no one in
sight on the way between tho gate and
"That was odd, and I went back and
called through the tube to know what
was wrong. I received no answer, and,
being quite unable to account for it, I
took my lamp it was a very dark and
still night and started to go out and
investigate. .lust as I was about to step
off the porch I lowered my lamp to
get u better light on the step, and there
at the foot of the perch lay a body. I
turned it over at once, and as the light
fell on tho face I saw it was my friend
who had only a minute before spoken to
me. He was quite dead. And when an
examination was made.it was discovered
that he had died of heart disease, and
so near to me that I could almost have
touched him. Possibly I could not have
been of any service to him if I had seen
him when lie first rang the bell, but the
possibility that I might so affected me
that from that day to this I have had
my office as near my bed as I could get
HE LOST A FORTUNE.
Or, "There Are Moim-nt When One Wants
to lie Aloue."
A middle sized man, with a gray
mustache and a red tie hitched up on
his collar, walked through the restau
rant, nodding to acquaintances hero and
there. As he stopped at the cashier's
desk a man w ho was seated at a table
noticed him, and, leaning across to his
vis-a-vis, said, "Captain S , United
States postal inspector and grand official
catcher tif preen goods men."
"Yes?" with interest from the man
across the table.
"Sure. I have always regarded him
with a pt culiar affection. He came very
near making me a rich man twice in
fact, alines! made a wealthy citizen of
me o well to do that I would never
have had to work again."
"How was that?" with a shade of
"This way: About a year ago the
captain superintended a grand haul of
green goods me n. The firm which ho
raided was the largest, perhaps, in the
couutry and had unlimited capital.
They had packages of good money to
catch suckers with, and this money,
amounting to ov?r $150,000, was cap
tured and laced in u big satchel by the
captain. I called on him for details of
the story that afternoon. He was aloue
in the office. There were three of us .
the captain, myself and tho satchel. He
opened the satchel and showed me
wealth beyond my wildest dreams. I
hated to leave the beautiful vision." j
And the narrator sighed deeply. '
"Well," said his friend, "I don't see
how that was anything liko making you
a rich man. " j
"You don't? Well, let me tell you
this: If the captain had turned his back
for just six seconds I would have been
a rich man immediately. But he never
turned, and I had to go away again as
poor as when I came. " j
And with another bitter, heartrending
sigh ho watched the inspector stroll out
into tho street. Chicago News. i
The riaunlble Lie.
We resent calumny, hypocrisy and
treachery because the y harm us, not be
cause they are untrue. Tako the detract.
tion and the mischief from tho untruth, 1
and we aro little offended by it. Turn
it into praise, and we may be pleased
with it. And yet it is not calumny and
treachery that do the largest sum of
mischief in the world. They are contin
ually crushed and are felt euly in being
conquered. But it is the glisteuing and
softly spoken lie, the amiable fallacy,
the patriotic lie of the historian, tho
provident lio of the politician, the zeal
ous lie of the partisan, the merciful lie
of the frie nd and the careless lie of each
man to himself that cast that black
mystery over humanity through which
we thuuk any man who pie rces, us we
wouhl thank one who dug a well in a
desert. Happy that the thirst for truth
remains with us, even when we have
willfnlly left the fountains of it. John
The .VI ettao re of the Man.
When a man says ho is satisfied with
his lot, you may be sure of one of two
thing eithf r h is (l yf ty enterprising
and cunning spt oiit.cn cf humanity or
he is a liar. Uj. to Date.
Keroseno Is useful In cleaning zinc
after it has been washed with hot soap-
FKANKK1) FOR THEM.
STORY OF PRESIOCKT
AND BOYS rj BLLE.
Ad Envelop That la More Valuable Than
the Heat Statu p In Any Collection The
Soldier Who Wouldn't Tell Lincoln m
"Let this go. A. Lincoln."
Unless it has been destroyed there is
in a home in Fond du Lac county, Wis.,
a soldier letter in an envelope bearing
the above words, signed by the great war
Frank King was a Lamartine boy,
fresh from the farm, and a character
our whole company took to kindly from
When the army was camped iu Vir
ginia, near Washington, the winter of
1801-2, it was a common practice with
i the soldiers, when they got a pass, to
visit the city to buy a package of en-
vplnnes iiini pull nr thn ennitnl apurl in
for their muirnr or representative and
get him to frank them.
One of our boys came back to camp
in high feather. He had two packages
of envelopes one franked by Senator
James H. Doolittle, now a Chicago law
yer, the other by the late Senator T. O.
Howe, who succe-eded Captain James as
postmaster general in President Arthur's
cabinet. For 20 years senators and mem
bers have been giving a good deal of
their time to helping the soldiers with
their pension claims. If they have done
it as willingly and pleasantly as they
used to frank envelopes for the boys,
they must be pretty nearly angels.
"You fellows, there, ure making a
big blast over getting a couplo of sena
tors to frank jour envelopes," said
Frank King. "Just you wait till you see
me come back from Washington with
the president's name on some letter cov
ers." Within a f ew days Frank King and
Harry Dunn, who for years after tho
war was a Chicago busiuess man. went
to the city. They called at the White
House. It whs e'asier to see tho president
then than it is now. At certain hours
of the day a soldier could reach the
chief executive with fully as much ease
as a senator can in these later years.
King was the ringleader. Approach
ing the guard, he said: "We want to
see Mr. Lincoln. Ple-ase stand aside aud
let us pass. "
"Who are you, and what is your busi
ness?" "You tell eild Abe we have charge of
a regiment over cu Arlington Heights
and want to see him on an important
matter. He'll let us in."
"Where are your shoulder straps?"
"We cume over in our everyday
clothes. Come, we are iu a hurry. Let
us go in and see Mr. Lincoln."
The parley had attracted the attention
of the president. The door swung open
and the good natured chief of the nation
smiled upon t fie cheeky young fellows
and bade the m step right in.
"What can I do for yeiu, my men?"
"Mr. Lincoln, I want you to frank
these envelopes," said King.
"Better get your congressman to do
"I'd mucli rather have you do it, Mr.
Lincoln. The folks at home would liko
to see your name on my letters. "
"I'll fix one of them. Tako tho rest
to your congressman. Who is he?"
"I don't kuow."
"Where is your home?"
"Lamartine, Fond du Lao county,
"That is my friend Scott Sloan's dis
trict. You go to Mr. Sloan. He will fix
the rest of them."
The president shook hands with tho
two privates, asked them to bo brave
soldiers and wished them a safe return
to their western homes.
Frank couldn't make his toutmatcs
believe that the president had written:
"Let this go. A. Lincoln." Hut the next
day ho wrote a letter to his father. Tho
name of Lincoln was personally exam
ined by all of the neighbors.
In January, 1804, our regiment was
in Washington on the way home, having
re-enlisted "veteranized," as they
called it. In company with two others
I went to the White House. Tho presi
dent shook hands with us, thanked us
for swearing in for three years more and
expressed the hope that we would have
a nice visit on our veteran furlough.
"Mr. President," said Jones Ed
Jones "you franked a letter for one of
the boys in our company, Frank King.
I wish you would frank one for me."
"Odd as it may seem, yon are the
second soldier to make such n request.
So both are of the same company? Wry
On Jones' envelope he wrote "A.
Lincoln, President," and as he handed
it back he asked what had become of
that other man who had asked him to
pass a letter.
"Ho was killed nt Gettysburg."
I shall never forget tha look of sad
ness iu the president's face when tho
answer was given, and it had not disap-
peared when we left the room.
'Jones, what did you tell him about
King for? Did you see how it pained
"What did he ask about him for? Do
you suppose I was goiug to lie to a man
I would die ftir?" was Jones' indignant
reply. Chicago Times-Herald.
The Conrt'a Ileclnlon.
"You remember Howforth, who mar
ried the woman who kepthouso for him
"Well, the court granted her a di
vorce last week."
"Not iu cash. The decision was that
she could keep the house. "Cincinnati
A hornets' ne st usually contains from
800 to 400 perfect males and females
and au indefinite number of workers.
The earliest use of weights is attrib
uted to Pheidou, king of Argos, 085
Tho fear that our kind acts may lo
received with Ingratitude should never
deter us from performing them.
THE MISTAKE SHE MADE.
Itallroa'l Traveler Who at Laat Under,
tood Kat'h Other.
She stt by the cur window, gazing
out upon tint unrolling scenery and pos
sibly dieaming tif home and things like
About six fee t away from her, across
the aisle, was an empty seat, which at
the iu xt station was filled by a man
with a sample case. He was 50 years of
age or thereabout und was quite as dap
per lookiug as if he were 80 und still
the knight to please every fair dame
who set her soft eyes upon him.
The lady was young and pretty, with
perh ups a shade tetomuch display in her
makeup, but still one could hardly say
that, for all is not gold that glitters in
such cases or weirds to that effect.
When the man hud sat elown iu the
vacant seat and composed himself for
the journey before him, he began to look
about to familiarize himself with his
environments, aud in the course of his
visual wanderings his eyes fell upon tho
young lady. He gave a slight start, as
people do when they think they see
somebeidy they know, and looked again.
The lady wasn't looking, of .course.
But she wasn't asleep.
Not in tho slightest.
After a minute or two or three or
four of hesitating investigation the trav
eling man, for it was he, arose und very
politely and deferentially approached
the young lady.
It was done as if ho had been practic
ing that sort of thing ever since he had
picked up the first sample case. Either
that or he was to the manner born.
"I beg your pardon," he said as she
turned frenn the window to meet him
with a half startled, fawnlike meive
ment not altoge ther unusual on such
occasions, "aren't you Miss Morton of
She gave him a glassy stre with a
raw edge on it.
"You don't look like a man," she re
plied with an insolent air, "who would
try to work as old a racket as that on
mo. Do I look so green as that?"
It was now his turn to gaze at her in
startled v. under.
"Oh, thut's all right." she laughed,
moving over to make room besido her,
"and I'll forgive you. You know I am
not Miss Morton of Philadelphia or any
where else, and so do I know it. But
sit down. I'm lonesome, and I'd just as
soon have it pleasant little talk with you
as not. I'm to meet mamma at the sta
tion where we take dinner."
"I beg your pardon," said the travel
ing man, backing aw ay. "I am sure if
you are not Miss Morton I have no de
sire whatever to talk with you."
Then he went back to his place, and
the flip young woman was rather in
clined to the opinion that there was at
least out man on the road who could be
All of which occurred between Wash
ington and New Yoik within the last
two weeks. Washington Star.
Some of the Method I'ted to Get Rid of
wnoie iamiiies oi tne animals are
sometimes asphyxiated in their dens.
A wolf of the gray variety generally
makes its home by getting on the side
of a dirt gulch aud .burrowing straight
inward until a safe distance from the
surface is reached. There her young ure
born aud raised to sturdy cub estate.
Winn a owtie)y locates a elen in
which he believes the entire family to
be gathered, a composite mass of cotton,
saturated with damp flour sulphur and
other noxious smelling substances, is
thrust into the den und set on fire. The
mouth of the hole is then filled with
clay tamped down solidly, and the im
prisoned wolves are speedily suffocated
withiu. In this way from (J to 10 and
11 wolves, young and old, are wiped
out at one stroke.
Another effective method is to bore
four or more holes in a flat piece of
board and plug them up with beef fat
soaked in strychnine. The edor ejf the
fat attracts any wolves that may bo in
the vicinity, and they lick the fat vora
ciously until the leavening of poison
dejes its work upon them and they drop
dead. Very often as many as a dtizeti
wolves aro kill' d off by this process be
fore the fat iu the holes is exhausted.
Strychnine inclosed in capsules is also
used. The capsule is thrust into a slit
cut iu a chunk of be ef, and the wolf,
bolting tho meat whole, falls an easy
victim. Steel traps, baited with raw
beef, are also trice! with fair success.
Heading; Women Organize.
The women voters of Heading, Pa.,
met recently at the home of Mrs. Wil
liam Carter, Woburu stre-et, and formed
an organization. Mrs. S. O. B. Pearson
was chose n temporary chairman. Offi
cers for tho ensuing year were balloted
for, and the following were elected : Mrs.
George Bosson, permanent chairman;
Mrs. Warren E. Eaton, clerk; Mrs. S.
G. B. Pearson, treasurer. The seiety
then nominated Mrs. Ellen M. Bancroft
for member of the school committee
and recommeiide-d that Mrs. Gertrude
Hussey bo nominated as a trustee of the
public library. Mrs. Warren Eaton was
chosen a committee of one to confer
with tho proper authorities in regard to
having a woman on the board e-f over
seers of the poor. Iu conclusion, the so
ciety earnestly recommend that every
woman in town qualified to vote should
register ami cast her vote at the coming
A Con f lined Judge.
An English lawyer who had a habit
of dropping his h's was one day prose
cuting before Mr. Justice Lawrance a
man for stealing, among other things,
a halter. Constantly and consistently ho
spoke of " 'alte r," and nfte r au hour or
so of this the judge summeuie d the clerk
of assize anel setiotisly asked him, "Is
this the creiwn court?" "Y i, my lord,
I believe so," war the answer of the
wondering official "Thank you. I am
relieved. I thought I had found my way
into un ecclesiastical tribunal."
Cheapest combination on earth I
Y. Tribune and BANNER both
year for fl.J5.
THE "FAIR CHILDREN" AT THE GRAF
Aye, they (-row older, queena and earla
Aud duehes a and king.
They loHt their i'liiootnco and curia
And put oft eLlldUh thing.
They lived and died. For aom the lot
In goodly ground was cant,
While otht-r marred with plan and plot
Th record of the pant.
Younii M.ihter Lainbton'a arm and lega
That crimson milt outgrew.
Port and experience changed the charms
Of Joviul Jacky Crewe.
The baby Johnson' thunder woke
To bellow round the art,
And Oaiimljorough'a (h orgiana broke
A aeore of hupleHrt heart.
The Prominent Tart That Trofuae Adver
tising Flay In Their Nurceaa.
Aside from departures in policy and
innovations en a large scale, the original
ity of the department store is largely
supplied by two departments, to some
extent correlated. These are the adver
tising department and the window
dressing department. One is the litera
ture of the gre at stcre, the other its art
The shop windows are a great stimulus
for the department whoso goods are dis
played in them. A good showing will
often wonderfully increuse the sale of
the stock as well as attract customers to
the store who are new to it. Frequently
tho head advertising man is the general
manager of the steire. Whether this is
the case or not, he is a general supervis
or of the establishment, with a complete
knowledge of its ever changing detail.
Every day he holds consultations with
heads of departments to find out what
particular lines eif articles they want
boomed, and about those articles he
writes alluring statements for the shop
ping public to read, sometimes arrang
ing for illustrations with them.
The amount of money spent for adver
tising is appalling when looked upon as
an expense. One great storo in Philadel
phia spends em an averag $1,000 every
day in the year, and a good many spend
$500 a day. The advertising receives
probably more of the personal attention
of the head of the 1 ouso than any other
department. The head of the firm which
expends the great sum just mentioned
personally suggests and frequently
writes the leading lines in the daily an
nouncement. The proprietor of a great
store in Brooklyn does this invariably
and thinks the time well spent which
the work daily requires. The mail de
partment tends to e nlarge this expendi
ture, as the stcre reaches out to the ut
most parts of the country, and the fu
ture will no doubt see an even greater
development in the e ffort to secure mail
customers iu the small towns and in
country places. Samuel Hopkins Ad
ams in Scribner's.
Electric Kali road Mat 1st lea.
Electric railways iu Europe formed
the subject of some interesting statistics
recently embodied in a report sent to
the United States government by Vice
Consul J. F. Monaghau, at Chemuitz,
Germany. According to these, tho num
ber cf such railways was increased
during the year lbl5 from 70 to 111,
while tho total length was raiseel from
about 4.15 to 500 miles, the number of
cars from l,2'.i to 1,747, anel the horse
power from u lit lie over IS, 000 to a lit
tle over 25, U'JO. Of all the European
countries, Germany, aceoreling to Mr.
Monaghan's figures, stoeid at the head,
with at out 250 miles to her credit, anel
an equipment of S57 cars nnd 7,194
horsepower. Tho ether countries fol
low eel in tho order given below:
SlilcH. Horsepower. Car.
France 4.4UO 2J6
EnKland Vi 4,243 143
Austria -Hungary. 44 1,U4(J 157
(Switzerland -D 1,110'J 8fl
Italy 23 1.SU0 84
bpuin. 18 eiJU 26
Belgium Ill 1,120 48
Ireland 8 440 23
Russia fi'i 640 82
Servia 04 2U0 11
Norway and Hweden.. 6 225 15
Bosnia 4 73 8
Rouuianiu 4 140 15
Holland 2 820 14
Portugal 2 111) . 8
With this showing it is suggestive to
compare the position of tho United
States, in which, according to the latest
available figures, there were 12,133
miles of road, with a total of 84,971
cars. It is not without reason evidently
that tho United States is considered
the homo of the electric railroad. Can
ada comes next iu order, with 450 miles
of road and 1,150 cars. Cassier's Mag
azine. They Love Dante.
A magnificent uppe r chamber of the
municipal palace (the Palazzo Vecchio)
in Florence is se t apart iu memory of
the great poet Dante. To it each of the
09 provinces and all of the larger cities
and towns of united Italy have con
tributed a banner in his honor. There
are over iJ00 of theso banners in all, and
tho donors, in eager emulation, have
tried to mako each offering more beau
tiful than tho others. Tho banners are
of tho differing colors of the provinces
and bear their arms in exquisite em
broidery or in paintings by the first liv
The fervor of the homage paid here to
the immortal Italian poet stirs the heart
of even the passing stranger. Whatever
tho jealeiusies or e strange ment of these
people, beside his tomb they are united.
"Look nt that foolish Mr. Baker, out
on n day liko this without an umbrella.
Is he crazy?"
"I'm afraid he is. Let's hurry on. I
don't want to meet him."
"Ho may recognize this umbrella.
It's his." Pick Me Up,
Some English genealogists pretend
that there is a family lino of union con
necting Queen Victoria with Alfred the
It was formerly the custom among
English cloth dealers to add the breadth
of the thumb to the yard measure
He Is gentle who deies gentle deeds.
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