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tj Fashion Notes.
Buff tint are revived,
jaw beigeg are 8trlped.
ocarf rinp aro now worn by ladies.
ni 8t r,"bn ia 8en new bonnets,
throat muslin bows are worn at t,ic
Watered-silk revers trim caabmore
Small capotes with triplo plumes aro
In favor.
Polonaises rival pointed bodices on
new dresses.
Four hades, aro seen in tho new
Platen arc draped in heavy folds
around the hips.
Satin-faced repped sHk will supersede
twilled satins.
Filagree silver buttons in bullet shape
are UmmI OB dark costumes.
Qreen serpents, made of plush, aro on
new bonnet-, and on dross sleeves.
l':un good are used for basques,
With, stripes or borders for the skirts.
Sulphur yellow, with brown, is a sty
lish combination for dresses and bonnets.
Dark straw hats, with gloves and
hosiery to match, are announced for
next Summer.
A pointed bodice, with paniers, prom
ises to bo tho popular style for Spring
Box plsitings aro superseding flat
Diallings and kiltings as a dress trim
ming. Sunflower yellow, elegantine pink,
and pale sea-green, aro three esthetic
colors in high vogue.
Black, blue ami lemon-eolored pocket
handkerchiefs, of sheer linen, embroider
ed with Contrasting colors, are the eocen
tric novelties lately imported.
It Was His Wife.
A noted music teacher in New York
city relates the following incident, which
contains a moral worth recognition.
A year ago last fall a card was brought
into my music-room bearing the name
of a well-known ami fashionable married
lad v. When she was ushered in I was
surprised to see so young a looking wo
man, though, to be sure, she is not yet
40, and a fair complexion and clear blue
eyes make her look younger. She seem
ed a little embarrassed, but asked me to
try her voice. I did so, and found it
uncultivated, but was singularly fresh
and sweet; in quality a light soprano. 1
told her so, and her face flushed eager
ly as she asked: "Professor, could you
beach me to sing?" "Yes," I replied, "if
you choose to apply yourself earnestly."
"I will; and if you can manage it so
that I need not be seen, and that no one
knows of it, I will tako a lesson every
day." We made the best arrangements
we could, and the lady never failed to
appear promptly at tho hour. She was
so anxious and so persevering that she
made tho most extraordinary progress,
and, when spring came, her voiee had
so strengthened and developed as to be
almost beyond recognition.
During the summer I heard nothing
of her beyond mention yi the society
papers of her being at Saratoga, but
about a month ago she called upon me,
and, taking both my hands in hers,
shook them earnestly, as she said, "Pro
fessor, I have come to thank you for
making me the happiest woman alive."
She then told me that her husband, to
whom she was deeply attached, was pas
sionately fond of vocal music, and had
always regretted that she could not sing.
She had never cultivated her voice be
fore marriage, and afterward the coming
of children and the claims of society had
J prevented her attempting it; but theun
ucky day came when Mr. R. made the
'i acquaintance of a charming widow with
i charming voice, who was always
iady and willing to sing sweet songs to
wJm, and he gradually fell into the way
bog spending his evenings with her.
attlAt heart devoted to his wife, he was
juconscious of his gradual neglect of
.jj'er, and would have been astonished
nad she resented his enjoyment of these
musical tete-a-tetes. About the widow
I am not prepared to speak. Mrs. R.,
like a nice woman, did not resent it, but
undermined the enemy, as you will see.
Her music lessons sho kept a profound
secret from her family. In the summer
they went, as usual, to Saratoga and
took possession of one of the pretty cot
tages, at the United States hotel.
The morning after their arrival the
local newspaper contained a notice that
the leading soprano of the Episcopal
church was ill with a throat affection,
and the congregation was asked to make
due allowance for the disabled choir. The
next morning (Sunday) Mr. R., with
two of the chddren, wended his way to
the church, Mrs. R. having excused her
self on the plea of a headache.
After the opening service, the minis
ter announced that "a lady from New
York had kindly volunteered to sing in
place of the sick soprano, and in conse
quence the musical service would be the
same as usual." A few moments later
a clear, sweet voice rang through the
church and touched the hearts of the
people, and perhaps, even more through
the exquisite expression and feeling with
which the music was rendered than the
qualities of the voice itself. Mr. R. was
fascinated, delighted, and inwardly made
comparison between it and the witching
widow, not flattering to the latter. After
the services were over he eagerly sought
the minister to ascertain the name of
the charming soprano, whose face he
had not been able to see from his seat.
"Come with me and 1 will introduce
fou," said the minister, who knew Mr.
bv renutation. They entered the
choir together, and the good man be-
fun: "Miss Brown, permit me to intro
uce "when he was interrupted by
R. ejaculating: "Great heavens, it is my
wife!" And, place and company not
withstanding, he gave her a hearty em
brace in his delight and surprise. To
cut the story short, he fell in love with
her all over again, the singing siren was
rotten, and I don't believe you could
find a happier couple in JNew zone
Biding "Pillion."
A "renaissance" which bids fair to be
very popular the coming season is the
art of riding "pillion." For the benefit
of such of our young ladies whose mem
ory does not extend far, wo would say
that riding "pillion" consists in sitting
on a saddle behind a gentleman friend
who is out for horseback exercise, and
sustaining yourself by a tight grasp
about his manly form, a situation that
is most highly appreciated by the gen
tleman. Most of our young men ex
press themselves as willing to "go into
. j .
rimming iu tnio uiki. nnv uuun
Ancient People of America-
At the Academy of Sciences, Profes
sor John S. Newberry lectured on "The
Ancient Civilization of America," and
said in substance:
When tho savages were pressed back
by advancing civilization until thoy had
passed what was once the great natural
water-gap between the lakes and tho
Mexican gulf, it was discovered that
they were not autochthonous, for
mounds, caves, palaces and remains of
citios showed the existence of a race
that lived in the highest state of civiliza
tion. Investigation and research by
historians, geologists and arohssologists
have brought to light much concerning
these wonderful people. They can be
divided into two clashes, which, with
local diflerences, aro generally tho same.
One is the mound-builders, who dwelt
in the fertile valley of the Mississippi,
following a sedentary and peaceful tie.
Mounds built by them, and instruments
and pottery and copper ornaments
made by them, have been discovered
all through the Mississippi valley. They
were miners, farmers, raised tobacco,
and remains of their oil wells still exist
at Titusville, Pa. In numbers they prob
ably equaled the inhabitants of tho re
gion at present, and enough is known
of their osteology to say they were of
medium size, fair proportions, with a
cranial development not unlike our red
Indian. Their teeth wcro large and
strong. They buried their dead with
great ceremony. When, and why, and
how the mound-builders disappeared we
do not know. Their ultimate fate w as
probably entire extinction.
The second class of these early Amer
icans was the palace-builders of the table-lands,
a class, that was spread from
Chili, on the south, to Utah, on tho
north, reaching their greatest degree of
power and civilization in Central Amer
ican, Mexico and Peru. The Incas and
Montesumai were types of this race, and
though when swept from the earth by
the brutality ol Pisarro and Cortea, their
glory was already in its deoadenOji we
can scarcely conceive of the extent of
their magnificence. This Mexican and
Peruvian era far surpassed anything in
our day in tho construction of public
works, roads, aqueducts, palaces, and
cities. The macadamized road that led
from Callao to Lima exceeded in cost
the Union Pacific Railroad, and if all
the forts within our borders were put in
to one it would not equal the fortified
structure that is yet to be seen on tho
Peruvian coast. Louis Hoffman, an en
gineer who was with Maximilian, has
described the ruins of a large seaport
town on the Pacific coast of Mexico.
The Central American country abounds
in evidences of the Aztec race, and this
Winter many archaiologists have gone
thither, and from their, labors we .sh'ill
soon learn more of this wondrous peo
ple. Their origin is lost in antiquity.
They may have come from the seed
borne across the sea by Phoenician tra
ders Perhaps they sprung from the
fabled races of Atlantis. They were
either indigenous or imported in an em
bryotic stato from tho original arena
pelago the latter tho most likely. New
York Tribune.
No Apologies for Dinner.
Apologies for poor dinners are gener
ally out of place. But when a lady has
a forgetful husband, who, without warn
ing, brings home a dozen guests to sit
down to a plain family dinner for threo
or four, it is not in human nature to
keep absolute silence. What to say, and
how to say it, form the problem. Mrs.
Tucker, the wife of Judge Tucker, of
Williamsburg, solved this problem years
ago. Sho was the daughter or niece (I
am uncertain which) of Sir Peyton Skip
worth, and celebrated for her beauty,
wit, ease, and grace of manner. Her
temper and tact were put to the proof
one court-day, when the judge brought
the accustomed half-score or more of
lawyers, for whom not the slightest
E reparation had been made, the judge
tfving quito forgotten to remind his
wife that it was court day, and she her
self, strange to tell, having overlooked
the fact.
The dinner was served with elegance,
and Mrs. Tucker made herself very
charming. Upon rising to leave the
guests to their wine she said:
"Gentlemen you have dined to-day
with Judge Tucker; promise mo that
you will all dine to-morrow with me."
This was all her apology, whereupon
the gentlemen all swore that such a wifo
was beyond price. The judge then ex
plained the situation, and the next day
there was a noble banquet
Moral: Never worry a guest with
apologies. LippincoWa Magazine
About Poultry.
An "Old Poultry Raiser" gives his ex
perience about poultry in the Country
Gentleman as follows: All black varie
ties of chickens are poorly suited for
market poultry. They show the pin
feathers, and are not so salable as white
or light-colored fowls. Those with yel
low Tegs and skin are more salable than
blue or white-legged ones. Asiatics are
among the best winter-laving fowls, and
the chicks can be raised in early spring,
when they command a high price as
brokers. The small breeds are tender,
and may die if hatched early; they can
not stand cold or wot. Asiatics grow
and thrive even when snow is on the
f round. In starting in the poultry
usiness do not buila one large house,
but several small ones. They need not
cost much to hold thirty, or near that
number, without crowding. The small
er flock always does the best under all
circumstances, provided they are fed in
proportion. Divide tho flocks into sev
eral buildings, and healthy fowls and
the best results are sure to follow, rf
food and cleanliness are also provided."
Mrs. Hutter, of Virginia, says in de
fense of the cart-wheel hat: "Why, only
a brief woek ago, one rainy night, I
walked for two squares behind a young
couple, whose best protection from tho
driving storm was a (Jainsboro hat and
their simple, loving faith in each other.
It was a beautiful and affecting sight."
A Georgia mule has his right fore
foot cloven like that of an ox.
The only liberty that is valuable is a
liberty connected with order, that not
only exists along with order and virtue,
btit which cannot exist at all without
them. It inhere! in good and steady
government as in its substance and vital
principle. burke.
The Cunning Oat.
Puss has her likings and dislikings,
and is capable of forming attachments
j for those people who are necessary to
j her comfort; for she is frankly and un
I disguisedly selfish. She lives for her
i self, and compasses her ends without
scruple, patient to wait, skillful to feign
and scheme, and utterly pitiless and uti
; relenting. But should sportsmen bo
! very sovere on the creature that evident
ly enjoys with a gusto as keen as their
i own tho pursuit of tho hapless prey
which it hunts and toys with, often as
much for diversion as for hunger? One
hopes, for the sako of the sportive birds
and sportive mice, which it fascinate-)
with basilisk eyes and captures with
: cruel paw, that there may be some oc
cult provision of nature bofiisarna their
fate of its terrors. Put appearances
: are against this theory. In eariy youth
cat nature appears at its best. On 06
having emerged from the puling, sight
, less stage of its first nine days the kitten
j becomes a winsome and attractive crea-
! tare. "Catlike" is a reproachful epithet
aptly applied to women of the Beoky
(Sharp type; but it is not considered de
rogatory to the most fascinating girl to
be credited with kittenlike ways for tho
kitten is an embodiment of playfulness
, and grace. Tho cruel instincts of its
, tribe aro not, however, slow to assert
j themselves, and iL is comical to hear
! tho mimic growl of puny thunder with
I which the tiny creature gloats over its
j first mouse. Rats cannot baffle it; noise
less, on gloved feet, her keen ear is not
to be eaught napping.
Senator Sawyers Daughters
Senator Sawyer, who is one of the
very rich men in congress, is evidently
eminently practical. After his daugh
ters grew up he called them to him for
a solemn conversation one day, and
said impressively:
"My children, you know that I am a
rich man now, but yon also know that
riches are ant to take wings to them
selves and fly away, so I would feel
much happier about your future if I felt
certain that you could take care of your
selves if I should lose my money and
be unable to provide; for you. Now, to
please me," he added persuasively,
"won't you learn to make your own
clothes and to cook a good dinner?"
"Certainly," replied tho girls with
cheerful promptness, and each sealed
the bargain with a kiss to her father.
Not long afterward they invited both
their parents and a few intimate friends
to dine with them on a certain even
ing, and after the repast had been en
joyed and praised by all present tri
umphantly announced that they cooked
the dinner themselves, unaided, and each
had made the pretty dress they wore on
the occasion. Their father, highly grati
fied by their obedience to his wishes,
promptly presented each ono of them
with a check for 25,000.
The Star Mountain Buck.
The Watertown, N. Y., Times says:
"The bearer of tho above name was a
buck of huge proportions which for six
or seven years has been the target of
North Woods sportsmen in tho region
of Star Mountain, near Paul Smith's,
but until last season bore a charmed
life, together with numerous rifle balls.
Then ho fell a prey to the unerring aim
of T. Irwin, Jr., of Oswego, who pro
cured his head and antlers to be beauti
fully "set up" by a New York taxider
mist, from whom he has lately received
the splendid trophy. The buck, when
killed, weighed four hundred pounds,
while the average weight of those killed
in tho Adirondaeks is less than two hun
dred. This fellow, with his long,
splendid antlers, htfe long been the much
coveted prize of several New York
None are without the spirit of God.
We live and move and have our being
because He is in us: wo are from Goo,
wo are of God, and we aro going on to
deeper union with Him. Therefore, we
know whether we are mortal or immor
tal. As He has wrought himself up
with us. we cannot die. We are a vital
part of his eternal being. 8. A. Brooke.
A governor, an ex-governor, two gen
erals, an editor, a clergyman, a banker,
and a merchant were the pall-bearers at
the funeral of Margaret Haughery, in
New Orleans. Numerous societies were
officially represented in the procession,
which was honored in various ways on
its route from the church to the grave,
even the brokers quitting the stock ex
change to stand uncovered on the side
walk as it passed by. Mrs. Haughery
was of humble origin, uneducated, and
had boasted of never wearing a silk dress
or a kid glove ; but she was famous and be
loved as a friend of the poor children of
Louisiana. Many years ago she nursed
a dying man. He had a little property,
which ne left to her for charity. She
bought with this a cheap eating-house
and bakery on the river front, and sold
wholesome food to steamboat laborers
at a little more than cost. "She gave
them a roll and a cup of coffee for five
cents to keep them from spending a
quarter for whisky," says the account,
"and they took the roll and coffee, and
then spent 20 cents for whisky all the
same." The business prospored, and
she might have accumulated wealth;
but she established and partly maintain
ed three orphan asylums with the profits,
and died rich only in reputation.
Bricks That are Magnetic
It was lately observed by Herr Kep
ner, at Salzburg, in the Tyrol, that some
old bricks had an attractive or repel hint
force on a compass. From each of eight
varieties of clay in the neighborhood two
bricks were molded, and one of the two
in each case was baked. The unbaked
brick bad no action on a magnetic
needle, but seven of the eight baked
bricks proved polarly magnetic. Some
further experiments have Deon made by
Men-en Kell and Trientl. Particles of
powder of the magnetic bricks adhered
to a steel magnet. Breunerite, mica
slate, argillaceous mica-slate, argillace
ous iron garnet, chlorite and horn
blende were, before heating, unmagnetic,
but intense heating produced a magnet
ic polarity, tho axis of which seemed to
bo perpendicular to the plane of stratifi
cation. The magnetism of newly heat
ed rocks seems to fall off somewhat in
eourso of time, but some slag of theOrz
thal, perhaps thousands of years old
was found to be still magnetic.
The majority of school-children are
over-worked. Few soldiers aro as severe
ly taxed on the drill ground as many
children are in our show schools nnd
others which aspire to high reputation
for order; but, as if this cruel training
wcro not destructive enough of health
and spirit, the ettStOBI grows DAOM and
more popular with tMei Sri to make
school DOUni merely the time of recita
tion, the lessons to be studied at home.
After si-: hours -.pent in the school room,
and from four to si at study at home,
how much time ami inclination has a
child for recreation? Parents should re
member that they have rightfully a Toiee
swon the ooutm of studies to be follow
ed by their children, and should refuse
to allow their home to be tamed Into
school room unless they are themselves,
going to officiate as teachers, and save
their children from double restraint and
louLue duty.
Long Eair.
The Springfield llcpnblican several
da s ago had a story about a young lady
in Ohioopee Falls, Mas., named Ida
Ferry, who was alleged to have hair
which would trail half a yard on the
floor, notwithstanding she was of medi
um height, I know a charming lady in
this city who honors me with her friend
ship, who has blonde hair as line as the
thinnest of spun silk which measures
j over two yards in length. Hut probably
the finest head of hair iu the world is
. that of the wifo of Mr. Ualstcad, tho
; editor of the Cincinnati CommeniMl.
; She is a beautiful woman to start with,
! and iier hair is more than marvelous. It
! is of that peculiar tint or shade that
Titian loved to paint a mixture f
' brown nnd spun gold that is rare to
human sight. It is wonderfully thick,
! and when uncoiled and combed out it
covers her like the sheet of a water fail.
! Its exact length I do not know, but it is
oertainly longer than tho hair described
in the Springfield llcntllictn. besides
being in color ami tOXturfl a miiaulo of
beauty. Washington BepubUe.
Japan produces over ninety million
pounds of tea annually, aud the yield is
Steadily increasing.
Out of the 84976 newspapers and
periodicals published throughout tho
world nearly one-half are p ied in Eug-
Rochester, N. Y.,has subscribed $210,
000 toward the erection of a $400,000
hotel, to be situated on tho east side of
the river.
Mr. William D. Howells, the novelist,
married a sister of Mr. Larkin G. Mead,
the sculptor, and she has been of great
aid to him as an author.
Some one in Stockton, Cal., has made
it a business to scratch many of tho
largest and finest plate-glass windows
with a diamond.
It has cost twice as much to take care
of the criminals as to educate the chil
dren of Nevada, the figures since 18G5
being for state prison, $957,090; for
schools, $468,329.
A servant maid named Angele Sibio,
living with a lady in tho Avenue do
Friendland, Paris, has just inherited
$000,000 from a roving and long-forgotten
brother in America.
Tho lake of Constance has recently
been lower than at any previous time
since 1805. At Hoernlin, on the Swiss
side, interesting lacustrine formation
have been exposed aud a number of val
uable discoveries have been made.
It has been discovered that the poplar
tree is a natural lightning-rod. and the
next thing is to discover how to get one
on the roof of a house and make it stay
A Milwaukee man has bought 4,000
acres of land in Gautemala. He says
he is bound to have room for himself
and family to move their feet when they
feel like it.
Pensacola, Fla., boasts of a model
alderman. He is of the "colored per
suasion," is always punctual, and is not
above spending bis leisure between ses
sions in mending chairs and lamps and
making repairs upon the council cham
ber without charge.
Mary A. Townsend says: "I feel a
poem in my heart to-night, a still thing
growing." Gracious goodness, Mary,
is that so! Well, that is bad. If you let
it slip out, however, it will be worse, ev
er so much worse. Bottle it up, Mary,
bottle it up. Rochester Express.
The cautious Mr. Ncwdegate recently
said in parliament that England and
Russia were strong because they had
each an established church, while
France and the United States were weak
because they had none. Mr. Newde
gate's mind is a truly powerful engine
of thought.
State balls at Toronto are no longer
the source of heart-burning in fashiona
ble circles that they used to be when
Eeople imagined themselves neglected
y being omitted from the invitations on
account of limited room. Guest are
now invited by installments and in al
phabetical order.
Joseph Arch, the English agitator, de
clares that "rack-renting" has not been
confined to Ireland. He asserts that be
tween the years 1857 and 1875 the ren
tals of the farmers of England were in
creased to the enormous extent of $9,
000,000. English papers admit that this
statement is substantially true.
Capt Percival, a Cape Cod mariner
of the old school, was once awakened in
his bunk by a shipmate with the an
nouncement that the vessel was going
to eternity. "Well," replied the cap
tain, "I've got ten friends over there to
one in this world; let her go." And he
turned over and went to sleep again.
A large number of men will bo want
ed to work in the logging camps of
Pugct sound the coming summer. Hard
ly a camp on Puget sound has a full
complement of men, and with the new
camps starting and the enlargement of
old ones, loggers are getting scarce. It
is feared more will be required than can
be obtained. The wages given by the
lumbermen on Puget sound are greater
than in any other employment, and
they are higher than ever befdre known.
Under the microscope a hair has rough
edges like a rasp. No wonder then that
a young man's mustache often tickles a
girl 'a nose.
And everything In the CARRIAGE TRIMMING
LINE for less money than any other Firm in Michi
gan. My Tops are put up in good style and of good
Call and examine Goods before Purchasing. T guar
antee both Goods and, Prices.
Manufacturer of
Carriage Tops, Cushions, etc., and Dealer in Carriage
NOS. n9, i2i, & 123 MAIN ST., OWOSSO, MICH.
Send fo- P:' ; List.
To make
1 StaIiiRf
Will be Sold REGARDLESS OP COST, and many
other G-oods Way Down.
Wishing to Reduce our Stock before the ar
rival of our Spring Purchases, we shall
Sell for the next 60 Days many of
our Goods at
Thanking our patrons for past favors, we ask a continuance
of the same, while yet there is room for your neighbors,
Cor. Opera House Block,
devolution and Renovation
XD T.J :B' IP ' S3
Fresh and Salt Water, an
Canned Goods & Dried Fruits
In great variety.
Now on Sale for 50c. per pound.
Sign of the Japan Tea Man
DR. E. S.
In the New Brick Block on Main Street, West of
Washington, OWOSSO, Mich,
Keeps one ef the Largest and Best Assortments o
Pure Drugs,
Patent Medicines,
Notions, &c, &c,
Pure Wines and Liquors
PRESCRIPTIONS compounded at all hours, night or day, by
competent hands, from carefully selected medicines.
S"Prices as Low as the Lowest, for First-class Goods.
I Want Every Person to know
that I am Selling
room for
Owosso, Mich.
immense Stock just received.
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