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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE : SUNDAY. SEPTEMBER 10. 18H6. T\VELYE PAGES ,
THE MATRIMONIAL BUREAU , CeasonaMo Information on a Heartfelt Subject. "TOO SWEET FOR ANYTHING. " Tlio Cost or ti "Modest Protestant AVcdtllns" Atlnclnncnt Notes In Other Cliurclins .Motto fern n WcddliiB King. , The Motto In a Wedding King. lt/irj > fr' ll'tth/j/ / / . A lover etivc thf > weddlnsc ring Into ( lie ifolilsmltli's liuiid. "Orax-o me , " ho s.ild , "a toiulcr tliought Within tills icnlden band. " The KoUlKttiHli graved , With ciiH'ful : itl : "Till Death us part , " Tim npildlnit bclU rane clndly out , Tlio luislninil said : "O wifi1. Together wo will share the uriof , Tlio happiness of life. 1 ItUl ! tO til CO Mv hand , my heart , Till Death us part. " 'Twos slio that lifted now hla hand (0 ( lovo. that this should bo ! ) Tlien on It placed the coldcn band , And whispered tenderly : "Till Death us join , Lo , thou art mine Audi am thlnol "And when Death loins wo never more Shall know an aclilnz heart ; TJio bridal of that better love Death lias no power to pntU That troth will bo For thee nnd mo Eturnlty. " Sn up tlm hill nnd down tlio hill , Through fifty r.tmir-'ini ; years , They shared each other's happiness , They dried each othur'6 tears. Alas ! A Ins ! That Death's cold dart Such love can parti lint ono sad dav she stood alone liesltle his narrow bed ; Shu drew the iliiL' from elf her hand , And to tlio goldsmith said : "O man , who graved With careful art , 'Till Death us part , ' "Now 'grave ' four other words tor mo : Till Death us join. ' " He took ThiMirecloiis uoluea hand nnco more , With solemn , wistful look , And wrought with care , For love , not coin : "Till Death us join. " Whnt It Costs to Getatnrrlcil. The PiUsburg Times Is in receipt of a communication traced in n woman's hand on blue linen note signed "J. M. E. " inquiring timidly what is tliooxponso of a modest Protestant church wedding , including minister's and organist's fees , heating and lighting church , and any other expense which may pertain to the occasion , omitting Moral decorations , The Time.- took the liberty of extend- IngJ. JSI. E.'s important and evidently heartfelt inquiry. J. M. K. may bo en gaged to a modest Protestant now , but fiho may not marry him. To save the troublu of a roinqniry into the case J. M. should marry some ono olso. The Times lias obtained information as to the cost of nearly every kind of civilized wedding , modest and otherwise. .For example , tlio nemo of magnificence in the mutter of Protestant woddincs is undoubtedly ono in Westminster Abbey , where the tecs of the canon , etc. , foot up from § 100 to 500. Tills is the most rcmnnnrativo wedding fora modest I'rotestnnt bet of churchmen that J.M.E.'s intended could safely invest in. On the other hand , the pastor of ono of Pittsbnrg's most fashionable ehurchos furnishes an instance of as profitless a ono. "I shan't locate the story , " said lie , "for it would hurt the best man's feelings to have it known. The best man cnmo to mo aftor-a wending , at wliich I Imd received no fco , and said : "I never iumdod you that , did L ? Well , the truth is , the groom gave mo the envelope for yon , and 1 had a preso.U use for the money , and so , an I didn't hand it to yon , ' Ho never has since , " said the minister. "It was quite a remarkable case of a forced loan , wasn't it ? " As for a direct answer to J. M. E.'s questioning a leading Baptist minister made the most appreciative response with figures , which may bo arranged in the following table : Organist . - . 515 Bcxton 10 > llnlbtor 10 AVfclto satin ribbon ( to Uoop the crowd from running over the bridal party ) . . . . 10 Carriages 15 Flowers 15 Total for modest Protestant church wed ding. . . . , .if. $75 All thcso arc figures of moro respecta bility. For instance , the minister's fee is often much larger. ThoKov. Dr. John Hull , the swell Presbyterian pastor of Nuw York , is said r.ovor to have boon 011'orod less than $50 by a marrying mem ber of his congregation , while the honor arium was ottcn § 100. Again , if ono should take up the time of a great musi cian , who was also the organist of n fash- ionalilo church , with the performance of hackneyed church music , ho could hardly apologize witli Jess than ? T > 0. In fact , it is said that the organist of 5t. Stephen's , Philadelphia , David D. Wood , has it in his contract that no ono slinll play the organ in that church without his consent , niul at weddings ho charges $50 for that performance. The matter of flowers once moro is very modestly stated in the table. A florist furnishes another table onjthls subject , For church nud house , according to elaborateness of decoration , $10 , $25. $50 , $7f > und upward. Good decorations for church and house , $25 oaoh edifice. Flowers for bride , $3 to 7 ; for brides maids. $ a to ! ? 5. J. M. E , need probably have no fear as to any expense in the matter of heating and lighting the church of a representa tive Episcopal parish. Said a clergyman of that denomination : "Our cliurclica nro always open , and wo oncouraeo church marriages. In fact , there is no charge for marriago. If , in addition to the performance of the ceremony , the organist aim bell ringer are wanted , of course that is u dillbront question. It may bu said parenthetically that bell-ringers generally expect $10 for thnlr services. " On the sumo subject a U. P. pastor said : "No , I have never known of a eliurgo being made by trustees for the use oFa building in which a marriage took place , 1 can't say I approve of church mar- rwgos , however. 1 believe in marriage ceremony being performed in the homo as well as death and baptismal services , Homes should have as many associations us can bo given them , ana not bo , as so often they are in this country , mere dor mitories/1 Jf J. M , E. marries a Hebrew she will probably havu a loss expensive wadding in thu matter of church fees than it ho wore a modest Protestant. This is sim < lily because very few Hebrew coromon iei are performed in the synagogue. The rabbi of ono of thu synagogues furnished tills information ; "Our usual fees for the rabbi are , $10 , for the sexton $3 , nnd tlio organist ? 5 to $10 ; but there are very low weddings in the synagogue , " Again , if J. M. JO.'a final choieu 13 a Roman Catholic fihu may very likely escape the Bexton's fees. In the Catholic church iimrriugo Is n saoramont. There is no chartjojlnit an oHurlng.and when a grand Bcrvico is desired it as usual to pay the organist and boxton. As for the offering it varies from $5 to 110 or $15 , the largest cfleu coming from the people from whom the smallest is expected , and , of course , yjiuj versa , Hut if J. M. K. should move out of town nd marry elsewhere thcso figures will J > e valuable to her : Ou the Pacific coast the fees to Unitarian clergyman run from $10 to $10 , In New York the $ ame ; while in the interior of Illinois they nro from $1 to $3. Afpicstion which J. SI. K. omitted to ask , for the reason pcrhap * , that as the oxpmiso will fall in any event on parent * , it is just as well for thorn to bo kept in ignorance , is , What is the coit of the usual adjunct to the clnirch wedding Iho breakfast ? A caterer who is an au thority , says : "Tho caterers will not charge more than Sl.fiO or $ . ! a head tor the usual collation. Of course , If thorc is wino it is diliorent ? 3 to ? 5 apiece at least. " The Dourest Gift. Amid the costly brlc-a-brac Proofs , etchings vases statues tall 1 snw wlioio should have liuiu n plaque A twelve-font ladder on the wnlK With dainty bows 'twr s covered o'er , In modern decorative way ; And in the light It jjllttrrcd , for Tlio sides and mints with tfllt were gay. 1 valuothat above the rest , The nuwly-innrili'il ! > ald , In ulco , For down those Minus , with throbbing breast , Ono illicit a maiden cnmeto mo , And after wo were safely wed Her parents sent tin1 ladder hero "Uur wedding-gift" 'twas all they said , 'And now wo hold It very dear. The Problem of Marriage , Western Rural : There is n class of people that is trroatly worried about the operation of tlio divorce laws ; and there has been a society organized to make it moro dilliciilt to obtain divorces and to make the laws upon the subject the same in all the states. Undorlyinc the move ment is the belief that divorce , except for one cause Is unscriptural , and henno with many the movement partakes of a re ligious character. With such people the object , of course , is that our laws shall not conflict with the divine Jaws , lint , more generally , perhaps the purpose is to put a stop to what is regarded as a great social evil. The rather indefinite aim is to make marriage moro generally happy , and thus throw protection about the lioniti. All who have the welfare of the homo and of society at heart must la ment the activity of the divorce courts. But the courts are not she cause. Tlioy are an oll'ect. Wo might shut thorn up , and , though , by thus briniring men and women face to face with" the fact that when they promise each other to.stick for life it is 11 promise that is binding , wo might lead them to bo a great deal moro careful about their intercourse with cacn other , wo .should not insure happy mar riages. Beginnintr at the divorce court is not tlio place to begin tlio reform of the nvil which wo are trying to reform. Pliuro is no objection at all of smashing the court. Upon the whole we believe society would bo hotter off if divorce wore impossible , thougji there may bo two sides to the question. Hut until wo can get some sense into the heads of men and women who fall in love wo shall fail of our real purpose. A young man and young woman fall in love and so do old men and old women for that matter , anil the last ray of good common sense fades into noth ingness. In the majority of cases they at once become irrepressible iiiiots. They are _ utterly inapproachable with reason. Kvidoneo us clear as the sun at noonday against their limes ? for each other only makes thorn love the harder and talk the softer. They are each perfect in the other's sight , and the only thing ontsido of the burning , all-consuming sentiment in their lioarta that ever engrosses their thought for tv moment is the improbabil ity that human nattiro will over again roach such marvelous perfection as each exhibits to the other. In time the wed ding day camcsand goes , and with its going comes the stern reality of things. Gradually , as the faults inseparable from human nature begin to creep out , a rude change comes to their dreams , and it may continue to work until thcro is only about ono thing upon which they agree , and that is that both Jjavo made unmitigated fools of themselves. Divorce court or no divorce court that agreement will bo reached , and the future amity of the fam ily will altogether depend upon whether or not they continue to bo fools or turn about and oxcrciso good judgment. Now wo confess that wo do not clearly BOO how the ditliculty is to be avoided as long as human nature is what it is. What is needed is to impress men and women with the solemn fact that there it a vast deal about courtship and nuirri'a'ge be sides sentiment. Matrimony is one of the most imuortant business matters with which people have anything to do. Wo can bettor ailbrd to make n mistake in almost any other direction , and before the important step is taken Iho heart ought to bo kept down and the mind awake until tlio most scrutinizing in vestigation is made of the character , dis position , habits , etc.and it would bo well for each party to begin to investigate himself or herself before giving much attention to the other partv. The worst fraud ever practiced in this"world is fern n man or woman who is utterly unlit to bo husband or wife to palm themselves off on somebody with all their defects. It is a clear swindle. Thorp ought to be no dilliculty in people finding out what their own fitness for matrimony is , for people do not fall in love with themselves to an extent that utterly blinds them to their imperfections. Tlio Sweetest Time for Courting. Albany Argun , ' 'I Is pleasant to sit by the parlor stove. When the coal Is brightly glowlne , On a winter nl ht with your own trua love , While tliolierco northeaster's blowing. IJut picasantcr far Is Iho summer night , When the dew Is on the rose.s , And fair Diana's silvery IkMt A beauteous scene discloses. Oh. then to wander throush the crovo , \vlicro \ the breeze with balm Is laden , And sotily tell the tale ot love To a fair and gentle maiden 1 Oh. the soft , tlio balmy summer night , When katydids are suortlnir , And wo see the ilro-lllos flaslifnir bright. Is the swot-test time for courting. Marrying In Haste and Secretly. Now York Sun ; The course taken by Airs. Victoria Scholling in running away from her husband is a very logical con sequence of such a marriage as hers. She was an undiitifnl daughter , and now she proves to bo an untrustworthy wife. Slio is as careless of her responsibilities as a wife us she was indilleront to her obligations as a child , Her offense did not consist in marry ing her father's coachman. There is no law , divine or human , against that , and in this republic uiuu rinu. to wealth and consequence from positions no higher than that of Sohelling , ADraham Lincoln was a rail-splitter , Andrew Johnson was a tailor , John Jacob Astor was a humble durmuu , and Cornolious Vanderbilt started as a poor boatman , There are yery few fortunes in America which wore not earned by t'noir possessors , or which , at least , are more than two generations old. old.Hut Hut the daughter of Mr. Morosmi mar ried in utter disregard of her parents , without having consulted them , and with the knowledge that she would till them with sorrow and mortification. They had reared her with infinite tenderness , anil when she was grown to womanhood she deserted them as if they had no title whatever to her consideration ; na if tbeir devotion and watchful care wore as nothing compared with her selfish caprices. There are multitudes of young people who toss their heads and say that it la nobody's -business - besides their own whom they marry. Wo are in louo , they pry , and ot course wo shall marry. But it is by no moans true that because a man and a woman are in love they ought to get married , it J < n dangerous and a foolish step for them to venture upou matrimony without lovo. but it is equally raali and imprudent for them to go into matrimony for no other reason than that they nro fond of each othor. The love may have no suillciont basis of rnspect to assure its permanence , and the dilTorcnco of training , disposition and association may rauso thorn to bo unequally yoked together. Inherited disease , mental , moral or physical , may make the lives of their children a curse to themselves and to the community. And they may not bo reaily to marry because of other and prudential reasons , The bars to matri mony are many. A marriage , too , Is the business of other people besides the two who uronoso to got married. There are two families to bo considered , for is not a now mem ber to bo brought into each ? A daughter is to bo g'vcn ' up to the keoplngof another than her parents , and Is not that a trans fer in which they have an interest so deep that they should bo consulted as to it ? The community also has its right , and it takes care to enforce them by law , for the title to property nnd the maintenance of thoofl'springof the union nro involved. Last , the children to come of the marriage riago are Dossiblo nnd probable parties whoso rights must bo guarded in the con- tract. So , you sec , young people , that mar riage is a very serious business , in which many others besides yourselves have n , right to bo considered. Therefore , when you propose to marry , take all the stops openly and with duo regard to everybody who In now or who is likely to bo nlVected by the contract. Then the chances that you will repent of the stop , as Mrs. Schelling has done , will bo reduced to a minimum. Matrimony is nn honorable state ; therefore , take care to go into it honorably. IN WONDERLAND. Tlio lllcli Treasures Thnt Tile Hurled Beneath thn Internal City. Rome Letter in Philadelphia Tele graph : Beneath the soil of the Eternal City are myriads of yet undiscovered souvenirs of Homo's great past. Above the soil each day develops ono or moro reminders of certain human characteris tics whloli unfortunately too strongly ac centuate Italy's present. But everything in its place so lot us talk in the first , place of the buried trcasnre-trovo. I have never kept a list of Iho priceless relics that are being brought to light nearly overv week , but I know , if I had , that for a single year it would prove a long one. And this thing has been going on for years , perhaps for ton years. Since the city of the Ctcsars , in the days of the Unification , imbibed the lo tion of perennial youth , and has taken on a now lease of life , buildinza have boon sprunir up on every side , the streets have been cut through old villa and palace properties that had slumbered in laziest luxury for centuries. All this has neces sitated digglng.nnd the forty-niner's pick nnd spade in the gold-tields were never as sure of striking ore as the Roman excavators have all a'ong ' boon exhum ing something as good as gold. If the stock in the Capitol keeps on replenish ing at the rate it has been , a museum will soon bo needed half as bijr as the town it self. self.I I can'c begin to tell you what they have exhumed in recent years. Pagan gods , ancient beauties , emperors without number , statesmen and warriors have como up again to the top of earth's crust in every known metal or material which sculptors over hewed at or modeled. They have awakened from their long nap , and hopped out into the nir minus perhaps a leg or an arm , and frequently lackinsr a nose with which to snilV mod ern tirnos. Indeed , it not rarely happens that a statue has lost his or her head quite after the fashion of some nowadays people. And , what to me is singular , re search doesn't always succeed in finding the missing member or headpiece. Thorn are quantities of archaeologists in Rome , and some of them world-famous , who two very practical theories as to the reason of such and such a disappearance ; but it is purely conjecture , of course , and I prefer to speculate for myself as to the wny and wherefore. It is a bewildering subject. Just think of all the soil be neath this big city being peopled with such marble spectres. Science may sat isfactorily explain ovorythinc : , but imag ination , less cold , runs \v.ild through that underneath region. This evening's ' papers report another discovery. In digging the foundation of the National bank over in the new Via Nazionato quarter several rich finds have startled the savants. The latest is the well preserved remain's of an old Roman house , which , already they say it , be longed to about the second century of the Christian era. The walls are decor ated with paintings representing col umns and vases united by borders of arabesque flowers and fruits. The decor ations largely help the wise men to guess at tlio date of construction of the ancient mansion ; but. curiously enough , in the present case , there is a singular admix ture of the Christian and profane , some of the walls portraying Biblical subjects , while others commemorate incidents in the lives of Bacchus nnd his merriest contemporaries. Ono largo wall space is divoted to Ksciilaplus. Another feature of this most recent exhumation is a tomb well tilled with human bones a fact which pu//.les the modern student , in view of the fact that the ancient law for bade interment within the walls of the city. city.There There have been several ether very re cent discoveries of a similar character , and dig on whatever side yon wilt of this wonderful old tofvn , the labor will al ways bo rewarded. I once thought seri ously of bnyinsr ono property on the out skirts of the city solely tor the purpose of diving down into wonderland and hunt ing for treasures. I really thought it would bo a good investment , so greedily does the world yearn for those art treas ures. I changed my mind , however , when I ascertained that all these gems , found by whomsoever they wore , and on properly belonging to whomever it might bo , reverted to the city of Rome. How rapidly and ho\v marveloiihly her store houses of art are being furnished thcso days ! And yet whoever conies to Rome , nnd leaves wondering at what ho sees of antiquity's mementos , should consider that ho has walked above , yut never scon , treasures richer and greater far than the guide books tell of in the museums. Journalism nnd lie SB. Atlanta Constitution : Myyoungirioud John Smith , who was graduated by u university a few weeks ago , and who rushed into "journalism , " as ho called it , came into my room yesterday after noon , fanned himself rigorously with his hut , nnd remarked : "I shall quit this business ! " "You moan you will leave the news paper business ? " I asked. tlYos " ho "tho truth is , replind ; , nowa- papers pay moro for legs than they defer for brains , " "Do you moan that you have moro brains than logs ? " I asked , with affected surprise. "I moan that I have run four miles in the hot sun trying to run down a rumor , and it won't pan out live linos. " So Smith is going to quit the newspa per business beouuscv ho has bruins to sell whoa the newspapers want nothing but legs. Of course Smith's place will have to bo filled. That is , a man wilj have to bo put on when Smith vacates. The man who stays on will hayolcgs , but ho will have brains also. Ho will Know , lirst , what news is. That will require brains. Knowing what no vvs is , Smith's successor will got that news , and ho will got It quietly. That will require not only logs , bu it will require porsover. anco and peniatcnco that regards neither distance , dilllculties nor circumstances. Journalism is ono thing , but the newspa per biumesa is altogether BomothlBg olso. HOME'S ' HEALTHFUL WORK , Increasing Opportunities for First Olass Ilonsokeopcrs. THE IDEAL WORK OF WOMEN. MofuulorliiRs ot n Modest Mnlti Pioneer , Kncrectlc nnd Wealthy Women Choice Select IOIIH for the Knlr Sex. The Modest Mnld , Ihiiifnnl talli ) Tlmd. This Is the modoit little maid "Who always used to bo atiald Her charms would boo'ermuch displayed IJy ballroom dress ; But to the seashore she has strayed , And In a b.UMIni ; suit arrayed , fcjlio doth exhibit undismayed , Her loveliness. "A dress when cut decollete , " This modest damsel used to say , "Attorns a deal too much display OF neek and arms ; " jiiit mark tlm Inconsistency She now meanders by tlm sea , In dress dfucBiiilltiir to her knee , Without alarms. Thoiich she Is of such modest mien 'I ImPovor would she blush. I ween , Were but an Inch of anklosecn By boorish churls ; i ct admiration dotn she court , As on the beach she doth dlsnort , Attired In skirts , 1 vow , as short As ballot Klrls' . And , what Is moro , 'tis her dclhrht To koisp exhibited in sight Her neck nnd arms suproiuly white To win a smile. et this Is she who none could press 1 o don a low-necked ballroom dross , Ah , Well , the reason you can guess- It is the stylo. Good Housekeepers Wanted. Good Housekeeping ; There is now nn increasing opportunity in this country for women to find employment as house keepers. As modes of living and claims of society become moro complex their aid will more frequently bo required in our homes. It is possible that .young people may some time be trained for this work , but at present it is ofteneft taken up by women thrown upon their own resources without any previous special traintiiK , but whoso homo experience or domestic tastes incline them to this way of self-sup port. Ideally there can bo no pleasanter work for n woman. It in sheltered , without very wearing business responsi bility , and its successes often win a pecu liar gratitude. It is a privilege to pro vide homo comfort and cheer , even though ono bo not the owner and head of the homo. The house keeper , even if her nature bo not wholly practical , all the more , perhaps , for her jiossessing some ideality , finds her duties con < cen'.al because they are homo duties. Even though she may bo placed in an institution or a boarding school , her oft'ort must still be to make it a larger home. She is aiming at pleasant ness in the range of rooms that are her world ; that is why she docs not tire of them. Bright windows , clean floors , a nicely appointed table there is a satis faction in securing those , because ono is thus forming the background or founda tion for all manner of higher delight and cheer. That one may legitimately give one's self up to this work to the exclu sion of claims moro dillicult and respon sible , such as the promotion of church or social welfare , whi.cJi .many a wife and mother must take in addition to her housekeeping , is in itself a rest to the feelings of some women. Housekeeping is also very healthful work. It requires constant bodily activity if only in oversight. From garret to collar one's presence must bo known , and the housekeeper best supplied with hclphnusfoccasioii enough in practical teaching or lending a hand to supply de ficiencies to keep liorblood ; in verv active circulation. The work ipiposcs no undue tax upon the braid , tlfcit most easily vic timized of our jnic'llibors ' by modern civilization , yet it keu'jis every faculty of thought and feeling busy in the various contingencies that daily arise. The housekeeper gains an appreciation of quiet comfort known to few women in like degree ; and in right circumstances she , has some opportunity to secure if. No. woman loarim'ibotter than she what' the four walls to h'er room can bo to her when an hour of quiet1 comes. She has had activity enough to give her acst for the book or newspaper or bit of sowing she may take up tjliero . Thought which has boon shut up by business rushes in now with a flood tide , and , behold every rock and stump of the day's material cares has hidden some secret spring to swell the flow of thought. That is as God has ordered it in this double earthly and spiritual lifo of ours. In all English novels how often and how pleasantlv al lusion ismade ] to the housekeeper's room , Remembrances of homely comfort hang adout It. Cheering cups of tea are dis pensed there ; cleanly fiagrances as of mvondar pervade it ; plants grow in the windows for all whoso lives are a good deal limited by house walls delight in the culture of plants. They are a miniature world of nature brought inside tlio home for convenience of resource. But the real charm of the place is in a sure no and comfortable presence , always free to minister to wants , hoar grievances or rc- llovo ailments _ Tlio Itlcliest Woman In the World. Panama Star : I notice an intcscsting paragraph in an English journal which informs us that a l.uith firm tias just com pleted a handsome screw steam-launch which has just been built to the order of Mrs. Consono , a South American lady , who is reported to bo the richest woman in the world. The launch , which is bmlt of stcol , is twenty-five feet in length , and is to bo employed as a tender to her largo yuoht. ( The largo yaoht is engaged at present in the unpretending but prolita- bio business of carrying coals from Lota to Valparaiso. ) It is elaborately fitted up in polished mahogany , and is to bo dis patched forthwith by ono of the mail steamers from Liverpool for conveyance to Chili. Besides being the richest lady in the world , she also enjoys the singular privi lege of being empress over a tract of ter ritory called Lota , which lies some two or three hundred miles to tlio south ot the port. It may appear strange to speak of nn empress in the heart of a free republic , but nevertheless the fact exists ; and so absolute are her majesty's powers that there are few of her subjects who would be resolute and courageous enough to claim the possession of their own inimoital souls , or who would not be prepared to deny that on the making of the place a special arrangement was made with reference to coal doposlts between - twoon the Divinity nnd the reigning mon arch. During her absence the government is carried on , much as it is in Ireland , by moans of a Viceroy , with the exception that while the Irish nro not unfrequontly rebellious nnd troublesome and actually lay claim to the right of having a slight gay in their destinies either in this world or hi that which is to come such a super natural ollbrt never enters the simple and uncomplaining minds of the population of this remarkable portion of God's foot stool , And why should it bo otherwise ? The viceroy or boss pasha and his court have been so long accustomed to licking and cleaning the boots of their sovereign mistress aim pawing ojouir their own in return to their subordinates , who perform a sitriilar but humbler tusk and keep the ball rolling always downward , that It would be at once a dangerous und un kindly action to persuade them tnat they are featherlcss bipdds nud not dirt-eating automatons. to Toaoh Our Daughters. Charleston ( a. C. ) Dispatch : At a so cial gatucring some one proposed this question ; "What shall I tench my unnglitort" The following replies wore handed Ins T.cnoi | her that 100 cents makn a dollar. Toacli her how to arrange the parlor nnd the library. Teach her to say "NV and moan it , or "Yo.V and stick to It. Tonch her how to wear a calico dress , and to wear it liken queen. Teach her how to sow on buttons , darn stockings and mend gloves. Teach her to dress for health and com fort ns well as for appearance. Toacli her to cultivate flowers and keep the kitchen garden. Teach her to make the neatest room in the house. Teach her to have nothlntr to do with intemperate or dissolute yonnc men. Teach her that tight lacing Is uncomely ns well as Injurious to health. Teach her to regard the morals and habits , ami not money , in selecting her associates. Teach her to observe the old rnlo : "A plaoo for everything , and everything in its placo. " Teach her that music , drawing and painting nru real accomplishments in the home , and are not to bo neglected if there bo time nud money for their use. Teach her the important truism ; That the more she lives within her Income the more she will save , and the farther she will get nwny from the poor-homo. Teach her that a good , steady churchgoing - going mechanic , farmer , clerk or teacher without n cent is worth moro than forty loafers or non-producers in broadcloth. Teach her to embrace every opportun ity for reading , and to select such books ns will give hot the most useful and prac tical information in order to make the best progress in earlier as well as later homo nnd school life. Scandal. A whisper broke the air , A soil , llijht tone , and low , Yet barbed with siiamo and woo ; Now , might It only perish thorc , Nor further co I Ah , mo ! a quick and oaeeroar Ciiucht np the little moanlnu' soiindl Another voice has breathed it clear ; And It so wandeicd round , From ear to lip , iroin lip to ear. Until it reached a gentle heart , And that H broke. The IMonecr Womou of California. San Francisco Report : Thirty-live years ago an ox team was creeping across Iho plains to California. By night the men walked , on guard against the Indians. By day the women tramped be side the patient uoasts. Food was scarce , and it was necessary to save the cattle. At the head of ono of these teams trudged a young woman with eyes alert for too in form of rod-skin or friend in shape of water. Blistered bare feet for shoes were worn out early in the tramp sun- scarred faces and hands rock-hardened through constant exposure bespoke the hardships of the trip as they painfully dragged into Truckco after mouths of travel. That trip scarred itself into a memory that never grew dim until thrco week ago. Then a palace sleeper , a baggairemun , a transfer company and a telegraph rubbed so heavily upon the indolliblo mark of 51 that now buujho faintest outline of tlio figures remain. The terrible trials en dured by pur pioneer women will never bo appreciated by the palaco-hotcl-cablc- car-telcpliono generation. The girls of to-day cannot understand why their mothers and grandmothers were in such a hurry to get hero. The fact that many came to join husbands does not seem to lisruro with Miss Shallow. But mid a year or two and a share of love to Miss Shallow's oxporince and even this good- match day she herself might travel from ocean to ocean to join a dear one. Our present day women nro just as noble , just as brave and just as true as those who live in the iiausealingly praised "good old times. " Women's Names. Charles Dudley Warner in Harper's Magazine : Now , however good a wo man's name may be , she is in danger except , they say , in Massachusetts of losing it , and commonly in the change she blots out all traces of her former ex1 istence and even identity. In royal and noble families tlio attempt bus been made to pile so many names upon the female infant that some of them should stick through lifo , and we have to some extent , imitated this m our republic by giving girls two and three names , some times a string of very pretty appellations taken out of novels , and especially it' the child is poor she will bo rich in names. This is all very well so long as the girl remains Clarissa Elvira Euphcmia Ilos- kins ; but when it would become Clarissa Elvira Euphcmia Hoskins Pond it is too much , and cither the surname or some ot-tlio baptismal names have to be thrown overboard. All thcso and many ether in conveniences can bo avoided and the nersonal identity of a woman bo secured through all changes by a very simple device. In the first place give the girl in baptism only ono nanlo. She will bo per fectly content with it. Her lover never requires , never uses , but ono of her names , if she has half a dozen. In the height of his tenderness ho never says : "Amelia Jane , como to my arms ! " Ho simply extends his arms and cries : "Janu ! " In the second place , when the girl marries lot her always keep her sur name. Then , whenever wo see a woman's name wo shall know whether she is mar ried or single ; and if she is married , wo shall know what her family name is. If she has earned a reputation as a writer or a doctor or an LL. D. as Mary Brown , she will carry that witli her as Mary Brown Johnson ; and In all cases there will bo spared an infinite amount of talk and inquiry as to who she was before she was married. This system is essential to the "cause" of woman. It may bo said that lacks perfection in two respects. We could not toll from the three names whether the bearer of them might not bo a widow. and it makes no provision for a second marriagp. Thcso are delicate questions. In regard to the liivt , It Is nobody's busi ness to know whether tlio woman is or is not a widow , unless she chooses to make that tact prominent , und she has ways enough to emphasize it. And in the second end place it docs not at all matter what becomes of the name of the first hus band. It is the woman's identity that is to bo preserved. And she cannot bo re quired to set up milo-stonos all along her life. Once there was a maid whose hftauty Put to shame the choicest art , Yut aho'd shirk no household duty , And she even had a heart , O'er her fucu smiles chased each other Llku the sunbeams In tlio rose And never let her mntlutr Sweep the bteps or wash the clothes , Kvery night the grand piano Sang , nuponslvo to hur touch And this maid of charming manner OU made bread niut pies and tmch. She was fair of form and feature , Diamonds paled bunealli her glance ; Yet tills handsome da/zllng creature Used to mend her brother's pants. P. S. Her address has been lost. Women. St. Paul Glebe : The women of Dickey county , Dakota , appreciate their Import ance. They recognize yery well that the scarcity of feminine society in the great and growing territory and the natural gallantry * of your true Dakotan gives them the whip-hand , nnd they propose utilizing their opportunity to the fullest extent. In vio\v of the important factor they form In the life of thu territory the DIolcey county women have coma lo thu conclusion that thov can best assert their Independence and best compel a recog nition from the opposite sex of their ne cessity by booking political preferment. Accordingly ono ot their niitnbcr has been nominated for superintendent of public schools , nnd they call upon their masculine friends nnd admirers to support her umlor pain of their direct displeasure , The result is in evitable. The Dakota youth , with the alternative of spending the coming long winter evening * away from the comfort able lireMdo of his duloinen should he re fuse to comply with her request to vote for Iho women's candidate , will not take long in doeidlnir submissively to obey her mandate. Only ho who Ims'endured the isolation of a Dakota winter can appre ciate how thoroughly ell'eetivo the throat will probably bo. 'Iho Dakota girl has n will and a way of liorown , and tint young men have been taught to reali/.o that fact. There Is no doubt that , under the circumstances , the petticoat candidate will win easily over the masculine oppo nent , should any have the temerity to present hursplf , purlicnlnrlv If she should boyoungand prntiy.and the < ! loboi relia bly informed by Colonel Donun , Editor Edwards and other unprejudiced ob servers that all Dakota women are that. And inasmuch us the men of Dakota nro all needed to till her broad acres of wheat landwhy shouldn't the women bo trusted with the supervision of the children's ed ucation ? Women Will Travel. Detroit Free Press : "Has it over co curred to you , " asked a traveling man of a reporter for the Free Press at tlm Mich igan Central passenger depot yesterday , "that the women who travel out number the men In about the proportion of four to two ? " "Never thought of it. " "Well , that's a fact. You'll find it so all over the United States. I never .sit down in a waiting-room or passenger station that 1 doit count the inmates. Comes just as natural ns life a habit that 1 have gotten Into. In this room , now , ladies outnumber the men live to two , as you wilt find by counting thorn. It varies greatly , of course , but anyone who has wntchml the thing as long as 1 have will say that mv general average is correct. " "When I was In Europe , " continued the traveling man , "a great many people spoke to me about the penchant of the American people for travel. 1 toll you that the woman nro responsible for our reputation in this regard. They will travel about the country and stand moro fatigue than the men and find enjoyment in it. " The New Way to Knisc Money. Ilowto coax money out of the pockets of the masculines is a problem that occu pies the heads of ibo fair sex when sumo charitable object is In contemplation. The cry is always for something now , something out of the ordinary , which will plouso either through its novelty or boe'Uiso it appeals to a sense of the ludi crous. A recent and popular feature of bazaars , wliich has been copied from parties under the name of "rainbow , " is the following. A certain number of ladies presumably those : noted for beauty , accomplishments , etc. wear aprons of different colors. These aprons are numbered. Tickets with numbers corresponding are sold to any one of the sterner sex who chooses to buy them , and then the purchaser of each ticket cocs hunting around alter the apron which bears the number of his ticket. Ho is expected to pay a second price for the apron , which ho can give back to the pretty wearer or take homo as a present to somii- ono of the femitiincs there. Whether ; the possession of tlio ticket cor responding to the apron gives the pur chaser any especial claim tip on the fair damsel horsdt deponent saith not. Voung Jjadlas Bhould ho Cautions In. Their Female Acquaintances. San Francisco Report : It's rather the thing to warn a young girl against the society men she meets at tashloable watering places. But there is moro need to caution her about the women. A faster or easy-going society woman can smudge the innocence of a young girl more quickly than can the unpunished libertine. Mothers should begin to reali/.o that gay married women tire not the , chnporones for modest daughters. Neither should a mother permit her daughter to make friends with women about whom she knows nothing. It is not safe , as a society , girl could toll if she wanted to. The young lady in question rs very well known , ! 12 I gave but the faintest clew her identity would bo known , so 1 shall not scatter curiosity anise seed. She was at Santa Barbara last year , and there made the acquaintance of u pretty dash ing woman. Our little friend was at first fascinated. With intimacy grow alarm. Suddenly the friendship wavered , then broke. But those three weeks taught thai girl a heap she wished they hadn't. Now innocence is displaced by suspicion. Never again will her thoughts bo written on an unsoiled page. That unguarded intimacy blotted it forever. N'cnt , bite Not Gaudy. The following is a pretty model for a young lady's autumn dross : It is plain indigo blue cashmere , and the same material brocaded all over with very small bright yellow crescents. The bodice , which Is quite close fitting , of the plain cashmere , forms three small flat plaits on each side , while the centre part is of brocaded material , simulating a plastron or plain vest , buttoned with small round buttons of dark-bine passe menterie and finished into a point , At the back the bodice is continued into a small puffed-out position basque , which rests upon the draped toiirnnre of the skirt. This skirt is ot the dark-blue cashmere - more draped diagonally in front , with tabs or panels of the brocaded material on each side , and a narrow fluting of the .sumo showing just beyond the edgo. The sleeves of the plain cashmere have , ac cording to the MOW fashion , no facing or rovers of any kind in the lower part , but 11 peaked trimming of the brocaded tissue from the shoulder down nearly to the elbows. An Old-Now Style ol'WonrliiK the Jliilr Boston Record ; Some girls and young women are beginning to part and wave their hair again in the fashion so becom ing to a certain typo of facco , in vogue a do/.en years ago. The hair should bo tied at the nape with a ribbon of the sumo color as the hair , Nothing can he neat er , but the hair must , bu kept with ex quisite caro. Tortoise-shell combs and hair-pins with ornamented tops are more worn than ever. They break oasilj , but they are certainly more ollective than wire ones. It is said that after a woman has once been in Pjirls Him is never again guilty of letting a wire pin show in her hair. If she continues to wear them she leanis deftly to conceal them. Why Von Shouldn't Snul ) a ( toy. Christian Advocate ; Don't snub a boy bocaiiHQ ho wears shabby clothes. When Edison , the Inventor of the telephone , first entered Boston , ho wore a pair of yellow linen breeches in the depth of winter. Don't snub a bov because his homo Is plain and unpretending. Abraham Lin coln's early home was a log cabin , Don't snub a boy bccau.se of the ignor ance of his parents. Shakespeare , the world's poet , wtis the son of a man who was unablu to write Ills own name. Don't snub a boy because ho chooses an humble trade. The author of Pil grim's Progress was a tinker. Don't snub a boy because of physical disability. Milton was blind. Don't snub a boy bcc-uiso of dullness in Ids lessons , Hogarth , the celebrated painter and engraver , was a stupid boy at his books. Don't snub a boy because ho stutters. Demosthenes , the great orator of Urccco , overcame a harsh and stammering voice. Don't snub any ono , Not alone be cause they may far outstrip you in the race of life , but because It in neither kind , nor right , nor Christian , ADVENTURES OF MIMES , Base Ball Audiences Which Ilavo Sonio- times Become Mobs. THE TOSS AND THE TWIST , The Involution of the Uniplro and Some of Ills Many WcnlcncsHCs. Sure Thine ( Jnmtilers nnd the Game. The umpire is an alleged necessity. Without him it is averred that the na tional game could not be maintained. Some people argue that base ball is not n necessity , luince Iho umpire is not a ne cessity ; but such people place no vuluo on recreation nnd will go through lifo without experiencing the exhilarations , the delights and exasperations of a closely contested game of base ball. They will never reali/.o that intense sympathy that ono feels for the homo club when it is be hind and the umpire insists on giving de cisions on all close plays in favor of the other side. Neither will they over know what a priceless pleasure it is on such nn occasion to relieve ono's feelings by a few well timed and emphatic remarks , or of the wealth of expression that rises up within ono at such a time , U is proba ble ; howuvor , that the umpire appreciates all thcso things. If ho docs not It is cer tainly not the fault of the players or of the patrons of the game. The authority with which ho is invested and thu per versity with which ho exorcises it make him at once the common enemy of play ers and enthusiastic Hpcctatorn , Ho has no respect for either players or public , and is remorseless in inflicting injuries that can never bo repaired. Ho calls < ' balls against the best pitchers I : and tells them he will line them if they ask "what was the matter with that last ball" ; ho calls strike ngainst the best batsman , and charucs them .fit ) for sug gesting that tlio ball was "too high , " or "too low , " or "not over the plate"na the case may bo : ho yells "foul" when ono of Iho homo players makes a hit to left that everybody in the stand can t-eo is "fair" ; ho says "safe. " when ono of the other side tries to steal second and is thrown out by the catcher , und when the game is a tie ho lets ono of the other side's players come homo from second base without over going near the third bag. The number ot other miiiuilics that ho is guilty of is .simply appalling , and ho docs all this for $ .200 a month nnd ex penses. For that stipend ho takes his life m his own hands and sallies forth to torture ball plavers and plague their friends into hostility , lie has been hissed , groaned at and threatened , and In some instances pelted with various missiles. On a few occasions lie has been assaulted. In Cincinnati they have tried to suppress him with beer glasses , and In Baltimore they have turned their toughs on him : anil all to no purpose , for ho has bobbed up serenely at the very next game. If not a necessity ho is certainly daring and irrepressible. The evolution of the professional um pire is a part of the history of the game of base-ball. In the earlier years of the came there wore no professional umpires. When one club visited the other some local player was asked to officiate , and lie usually felt complimented by the re quest. The homo club was expected to furnish the umpire with a chair , and if the sun shone with an umbrella. When equipped with these he took u seat about twenty feet to the right of the plate and the game proceeded. 'I ' ho umbrella served to protect the holder from the rays of the sun and also from foul balls that might be pointed in his direction. In those days pitchcts were not allowed to throw the ball , which had to bo de livered to the batsman by u regulation toss. Curves were unknown. The bats man enjoyed all the privileges of the oc casion , and need not strike at the ball un til it came to him just as ho wanted It , and a strike was never called unless the batsman actually made a swing at the ball. The games lasted longer , but they gave just ns good satisfaction as the game of the present day. It is a matter of record that in a game played on the Elysinn fields in 1809 Harry Wright' who was then a pitcher , delivered fifty-three balls to a batsman before the latter at tempted to strike at ono. The batsman called for a low ball , and indicated , by holding 'his bat about a foot from the ground , just whore ho wanted it. When ho got a ball that suited him ho made the longest hit over made on Iho grounds , buch monotonous performances , and the fact that they exhausted pitchers caused a re vision of the rules. Then experience and knowledge of the rules became essential qualifications for tlio umpire's position , and led to compensation for services per formed In the position. At first the pay was -f5 a day and expenses. In 1871 when the Bostons came to Chicago to play the White Stockings , Harry McLuno , of Washington , came on to umpire the games , and was allowed special compen sation and expenses , the total of which was a little over f 100. About thu same time the Mutuals.of Now York.flourlshod under the special patronage of Boss Tweed. All the best players in the club were on the city's pay roll , when ) they figured as inspectors of pumps , hydrants , and other equally important public in stitutions. The only thing they attended to so far as their olliclal duties were con cerned was to draw their pay. When they played against another club they en deavored to gel nn umpire who was fav orable to them. Whenever nn umpire gave them any cause for complaint he in curred1 the displeasure ot the "Boss" anil and his followers , and Now York became very disagreeable for him , The Mutuals played very few games around New York in which the umpire was not on their In 187J : , 1871 , and 1875 there was iv syndicate of Hiiro-thing gamblers organ ized for the purpose ot manipulating and and betting on ball games. The con trolling Hpirit is now a bookmaker in Now York. Ho had partners in Boston , Philadelphia , and Chicago , and stood in with enough ball players and umpires to enable him to dictate the winners of various games. In those years there was n great deal of butting on ball games and the manipulators reaped a rich harvest. OiiUiilu of controlling players and um pires they had enough mlliieiioo to muko matters quite unpleasant for umpires who did not luvor their schemes. Salaries were not so large then as they are now , an.l avaricious players were easily won over to crooked work by promises of re wards greater than a whole year's salary. Umpires , too , easily overcame their con scientious Ecruplcs when they found out they could make # J5. ! $50 , or > ? 100 on a uaiiio as well nsjho $5 or ? 10 they got for their services. A knowledge of this btato of affairs made the friond.t of the game apprehensive of its future , and every ell'ort was made to secure honest games und allow none but men of integrity tenet net as umpires. The sybtem of engaging umpires was not , however , chamrud or improved until 18 : ! ; } , when the salary system was introduced. Before salaries were paid the usual compensation was $5 u game. The Chicago club , however , paid $10 , There was n great deal of kicking at the old umpires , and , if any thing , there is more than ever before at the salaried men , It scorns impossible for any umpire to give general satisfac tion. For sick headache , female troubles , neuralgic pains in the head take J , H. McLean's Liver and Kidney Pellets , S centi a vittl.