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THE OMAHA DAILY BKB ; BUND A r/j OCTOBER 80 , 1887. TWELVE PAGBS.
Closin Our Entire Stock at a Great Sacrifice ! OWING TO OUR REMOVAL & CHANGE In our business , we are offering our entire stock of READY-MADE CLOTHING , FOR MEN , BOYS AND CHILDREN , ' , , . , REGARDLESS OF COST. This is scheme but FACTS. Don't Gents' Furnishing Goods Hats Caps etc. at prices no advertising lose any time but call and get some of the BARGAlNS we are offering , as the stock must be closed out forthwith. B. NEWMAN & CO. , 1216 FARNAM STREET. SOME MATRIMONIAL STORIES , A Llttlo Love Story Two Hearts United. THE WARD-DAUVRAY WEDDING. A Millionaire's Mnrrlnjjc A Deserted oiii A Iloiiinncc A TUXIIH Klopc- ' inent. \Vonin II'H and MUM'S Love. Klizalictti Stnnit I'htlia. A woman only knoweth love To know that it is passing sweet , To know that all her heart is glad , Or else to know that she Is sud Bocanso it fulled her ; and forsooth , I think she has an extra sensu To love by , granted not to man : Love's measureless own recompense Consists in loving ; theio's her creed. A pretty thought , in fuitli or dcedl A feminine fair thought , but false To man forever I false as light To the born blind , as painted fruit To starving lips ; or as u bright Departing sail to drowning eyes. Man loveth In another way 1 He cannot take the less without The more ; ho has n bitter way In loving , that you know not of. TlienWnrd-Daiivruy Marriage. New York World : Miss Helen Dauvrny , the actress , is now Mrs. John Montgomery Ward , the wife of the well-known short-stop of the Now York Base Ball club , and now president of the Brotherhood of BaseBall - Ball Players. The couple were recently married , the ceremony taking plaeo in Philadelphia , and not at the residence of the bride , in this city , where it was thought it would bo performed. When the couple lirst beeamo en- gnged it was agreed that they should not bo married for two yearn. During this period Miss Dauvray was to con tinue before the footlights if she choose to do so , but she was to nmko no now contracts with managers. Mr. Wnrd was to secure his release from baseball thraldom and settle down nsnn attorney. Ho has been hoping to secure his re lease by the fall of next year. When in May last Miss Dauvray's illness caused her to stop acting , she expressed to her family a desire to shorten the period of courtship. The rest of the story is best told by Mr. Gibson , her brother , who was soon by a reporter. "It had been settled that the marriage - riago should take place at the end of the month. When , however , my .sister learned that Mr. Ward was going to the Pacific coast with the base ball club , she talked with him and they told us yes terday that they had decided to bo mar ried to-day at I'liiladolnhia. Up to the hour of their departure the details of the wedding were not disclosed , if they wore oven decided upon , and I neither know in whut church or by what minis ter they were married , as I have not re ceived any dispatch from them yet. "They will go , perhaps , to W"ashing- ton , but they will doubtless return in ten days , so as to prepare for the Cali fornia trip. My sister's health abso lutely requires a milder climate than this , and before this marriage was hastened it. was resolved that Helen should go either to Florida or Califor nia. I think my sister will abandon the stage. Next year Mr. Ward will ho connorti.'il with u. prominent legal firm and condition's of the contract will permit him to play baseball in the sum mer months. " Ml > s Dauvray's proper name is Helen Gib on. She was born in Cincinnati twenty-nine years ago and at the ago of live years made her debut as Kva in Undo Tom's Cabin" at the California theater. Subsequently she studied for EOVUII vcarn in IJaris , and inlSS she made nor Parisian debut at the Folles Drnnmtiqucs. Four years tigo she ap penrod in thio city , producing "Mona1 at the Star theater. Her former hus band was Herbert Tracy , from whom she obtained a divorce. He then mar ried Ktolku Ward oil , of operatic fame A niHIionalre'x Wedding. Dot roll Tribune : Mr. Mark Hopkins the St. Glair millionaire , was nuirriet recently to Mrs. Jennie Welch , formerly of this city , in Westminster Chnpel. About fifty invited guests , the immediate friends of the bride and groom , among whom were the mother and brother of the latter , were present. Mrs. Jennie Welch , now Mrs. Mark Hopkins , was for several years a teacher in the academic department of the Do- 'troit female seminary , from which she went to Kenosha , Wis. , to teach in a similar educational institution. Last summer , while visiting at ono of the cottages in St. Glair , she mot Mr. Hop kins , and the result has been already told. The bride , who is considerably the junior of her husband , is a lady of singularly pleasing manners , and pos- the power of making herself ex ceedingly popular in whatever circle she may find herself. She is , therefore , admirably fitted to reign socially as the mistress of an elegant homo and the dispenser of large hospitalities. The happy couple loft on a wedding tour , which includes Now York and Boston. A Little Love Story. Now York Journal : Clara Thorno and George Brown were .yesterday mar ried in the Fifteenth street Methodist church , Brooklyn. There is nothing unusual about an ovory-day marringo , and this ono would not call for an ex tended notice were it not for the fact that there is. a romance connected with it. . . ' Clara'has for1 two years been the tele- graph operator in the brunch ofllco at the corner of Fulton street and Frank lin avenue. She is not a particularly brilliant telegraphic artist , albeit she is pretty , well-formed and intelligent. Her inability to catch the lightning as fast as it was flashed to her over the wires has often been the cause of many serious quarrels by telegraph , and it was not infrequently that the pretty young telegrapher would go homo with tears in her eyes because some unprin cipled man in the general olllco in Now York had "roasted" or rushed her. About four months ago , however , there came a change. A now operator was placed in charge of the wire at the general olllcc and ho proved to bo the pineapple of politeness. His sending was so nice that it seemed like sooth ing syrup to all the young ladies in the different branch olllccs on the lino. In the mornings when ho sat down at his desk ho would Hash them all a bright good morning , which rovcrbrated through their ears for at least nn hour afterward , and made them blush like a Hushing orchard before harvest. Miss Thorno liked the now operator , notwithstanding that ho sailed under the name of Brown , and , judging from the many pleasant things ho ticked over the big bridge to Miss Thorno , ho felt favorably disposed toward her. Their friendship became thicker by degrees. The little birds in the trees came instinctively down and picked olT the tall'y as it sped over the wires. The friendship grew into love , and although they had never seen each other , the two were the happiest creatures on earth and did not seem to mind the many sarcastic remarks that were dotted and dashed at their expense by the other young ladies who were en forced listeners to the novel courtship. Brown was as assidious in his atten tions to Clara as though ho was in her own parlor , with the gas turned low and the moon sending in a mournful , lone some , sentimental ray to keep them company. At last Brown was allowed to call on his fair telegraphic love. It was love at lirst sight , with the result that Papa Thorno , after considerable hemming and hawing , said ho would think about it. He thought about it , and Miss Clara wont to work on her trousseau , while George awaited with impatience the time when ho could call her his own without making a half dozen other young ladies feel miserable because they were obliged to listen to his mes sages of lovo. Ttt'o Fluttering Hearts United. Philadelphia Record : Two more fluttering hearts have been ferried across the Delaware and come back from Jersey's Grotna Green as ono. The certificate of the union was this time arofully stowed away in the breast mckot of none other than William H. iVest , the well-known minstrel of the Thatcher , Primrose & West combina- .ion , and the fair creature whom ho ondorly hold by tli9 hand as she lithely kipped from the boat once more to the Pennsylvania shore was recognized as , ho beautiful heiress and daughter of ho late Hon. K. Joy Morris , ex-United States minister to Turkey. She was Miss Rumelia G. Morris before she crossed the river and was joined in ivedloclc to the lucky minstrel. It is a romantic story , that of their meeting in mid-ocean last summer on , ho deck of the good steamship Aur- inia , and the delightful transition From friendship to affection and cupid's sweetest passion , till" their vows were uttered in this city a few days ago , and then repeated yesterday after noon. ' A Bridegroom Deserted. A dispatch from Lockport , N. Y. : Miss Anniu L. Wood , handsome and only nineteen years old , daughter of Amos Wood , a wealthy Philadelphia ! ! , eloped recently with her father's coach man , Howard Wagner , and wont to Ni agara Falls. The girl obtained employ ment as a domestic with a family named Smytho. She left there in a short time anil went with Wagner to a hotel near Suspension bridge on the Canadian side , where they lived as man and wife , ob taining money to pay their board by pawning Miss Wood's jewelry. Thursday of last week Mr. Wood lo cated his daughter , and ho surprised her at the hotel yesterday. Ho besought - sought her to return homo , promising forgiveness. By a ruse Wagner and the girl left the hotel in a hack and were driven to the American sidewhero they were married by a justice of the pence. Wagner gave his name as Howard N. Smith. The irate father followed and found the couple as they were coming out of the houseof the justice. He found that his daughter had been mar ried under a delicious name. Ho took her aside and persuaded her to go with with him. When the two left Niagara Falls lust night for the east a seemingly perfect reconciliation had dikon place. Married , Unmarried and Remarried , Denver Republican : "Excnso mo , " said Mr. Corbett , lifting bis hut po litely and smiling his sweetest smile , "I am going to jail. " The gentleman then turned around , called for Mr. William Weiss , in whoso custody ho was , and announced his readiness to proceed on his journey to the county institution in West Denver. Mr. Corbett was accompanied by a friend , and both seemed on the kindest terms with Deputy Sheriff Weiss. The three walked leisurely down Sixteenth street , enjoying the autumn air , and chatting pleasantly as they went along. They pursued their.journey in the vi cinity of Curtis and Fifteenth streets , hailed a West Denver car , boarded it. and were soon deposited at the door ol the county jail , whore Mr. Corbett' was presently locked up and left to languish in durance vile. Thomas K. Corbett does not impress ono as being the sortof man who usually goes to jail. Ho is good-looking , woll- built , apparently about thirty-five or thirty-eight years old , and possesses withal the appearance of a gentleman. Ho is the hero of a very peculiar story of marital unhappiness , of which ho spoke very franklyalthough hurriedly , yesterday , to a Republican reporter , as ho was leaving the sheriffs olllco on his way to jail. "I am a son-in-law of Mr. W. H. Cliso , " ho said. "I married his second daughter , Modora. I loved her then. I love her now ; but I will not allow my love for any woman to ruin my entire life. Wo were married in 1876. Wo didn't got along well. Wo were divorced in 1880. In 1883 I was living in Lead- villo , and was in-ranging to sue for the custody of our child , which she had oh- ' tinned with the decree of divorce. She came to Loudvillo , sought me , told mo that to her I was still the only man in the world , and begged mo to marry her again. 'Seo , said sho. 'what a lot of scandal and expense will bo avoided if you do this. ' So wo were married again. She now wants another divorce. Just what the legal technicality is on which I am now sent to jail I can't tell you. They want mo to give $8,000 bonds and I won't do it. 1 am sorry I have no time to make further explana tions. Excuse mo , I am going to jail. " The divorce which his wife obtained from him in 1880 seems to have been granted on the ground of incompatibil ity of temperament. As he says him self , "theydid notgetalongwell. " What mysterious influence brought them to gether again in 1883 is unknown. It appears they remarried in good faith and settled down again 'in apparent do mestic happiness with their boy , Willie , to whom both were deeply attached. A Iloninnco Spoiled. A romance that almost developed into a wedding night before last was un earthed in the hill district yesterday says the Pittsburg Commercial Gagetto. The principals in the affair were Chris tian boll , aged seventy-eight years , of No. 34 Overhill street , and Mrs. Woos- ter , aged fifty-eight years , of No. 21 on the same thoroughfare. Gossips of the neighborhood have been talking about the affair until everybody up that way scorns to know it. A reporter took the exaggerated stories directly to Mr. Roll's house yesterday and asked him way people were talking that way. The gentleman appears very aged , being white hatred. Ho was dressed in a comfortable and neat-looking suit of clothes and were a straw hat. "No , I am not going to marry at pres ent , " ho said , "but can not say whether I will or will not change my mind in the future. That woman ( meaning Mrs. Wooster ) came over to see mo last Sat urday and told mo that the neighbors were all talking about the matter. I told her all right ; that if she was satis- lied wo would declare the engagement off , and would not got married. "Wo had ourwedding clothes and had' all the preparations made with the ex ception of taking out the license. I bought her clothes , which cost mo $30 , and my own suit which I was to wear cost mo $24. I own this house and some more property and intend to live hero. It was the neighbors who scared her out of the marriage and told a lot of lies about mo. They told her I was crnxy and took two fits or spells every week. They also said that some day I would have a lit and it would kill mo. All these lies she believed and when she told mo she did not want to marry mo I said it was all right. I used to go over to see her frequently and several times took her boquots of flowers , The neighbors talked of my dsits , but it was no business of theirs , ns I have a perfect right to do as I please. Before the engagement was made she told mo the reason she wanted to got married was because she wanted a homo , as her 8.011 was then paying her board. She was a very nice woman and I would have given her a good homo if the neighbors had not intcrferred. I wanted to give her my property , but she wouldn't take it. She goes to the Methodist church , and last Sunday I wanted her to wear the clothes I bought her , but she ro- fuscd to do so , as she said she had no right to do so yet. Her husband died three months ago. " Mr. Roll has married children who nro quietly but firmly opposed to the marriage. Mrs. Wooster was seen and said : "Mr. Roll came over to see mo a few times and asked mo to marry him. I told him yes I would and wo got our wedding clothes ready. The neighbors talked too much about it and I thought wo had bettor not got married. The man is too old for mo anyhow. " The wedding had been arranged to take place in the Lutheran church , cor ner of Smithfield street ahd Sixth ave nue Tuesday eveningand a largo crowd had gathered in front of Roll's house waiting for him to appear , but ho did not do so. so.A A Virginia Lochlnvar. Parkersburg ( W. Va. ) Dispatch to Pittsburg Post : One of the most sen sational elopements that has been known here for some time happened in Kanuwhu county the other morning. The young lady Is Miss Lucy Hayncs , daughter of a wealthy farmer. She i& not qulto iiftcon years old. Her partner in the scheme is George Young , aged nineteen years , who is also well con nected. Those children have bcpn go ing together for two or three years , but always had to offec their meeting in a clandestine manner. Being earn est iu their .affections and finding their parents unrelenting , they de cided to elope. Before it was scarcely daylight yesterday morning Young rode quietly ui > to the Haynes residence and halted directly under she chamber window of his lady lovo. In a moment or two she was on the horse ho had brought for her , having come down a rope from the second story whore she slept. Young found they had but forty minutes to catch the train , and the sta tion nearly twelve miles away. To catch the train would bo their last chance that day , and perhaps for some time. So after getting away from the house , they lot their animals out , and at a break-ne'ck speed galloped across the country. Up hill and down they went in their wild flight. Farmers just get ting up saw the spectacle in amazement and wondered what it was. They reached the station just as the train was pulling in , and , leaving their jaded horses covered with foam , boarded the train , went to Gallipolis , O. , and were married. Last night they returned and sought refuge at a neighbor's. A Texas Klopcmcnt. A Gainesville , Tex. , special to the Missouri Republican says : On Septem ber 14 , M. M. Yeakoley , living in the Mountain Springs neighborhood of this county , came to Gainesville and secured from the county clerk'a license towed Miss Robinson. The wedding day waste to bo September 18r according to the or iginal plan , but at the request of the bride the marriage wa put olT till Sep tember 21. On September 31 the groom- elect repaired to the residence of the bride , in company with a minister , but again was the wedding postponed , at the desire of the bride until Sunday , the 25th. On that day the groom-elect and parson again went to the bride's homo , and a largo crowd were assem bled to witness the tying of the matrimonial menial knot. A little before the hotir appointed for the marriage a former lover of the bride-elect rode up to the house leading a horse , ujxm which was a side-saddle. Upon seeing her former lover , whose name is given as Sherman Gouch , the bride-elect rushed out of the house , was assisted upon the horse brought for her ) \ Gouch , and the pair were oil imme- liately , and according to the informa tion received by your reporter , it is not mown where they went , but it is sup posed they wont to Collinville , in Gray- .011 . county , and thcro were married. CONNtJlilAIJlTI ES. Joseph Handell , stage manager of Ford's comic opera , and Mma May were lately mar ried at Fostoria , O. It Is stated that the daughter of Senator Mitchell of Oregon is shortly to marry Mr. H. Taylor of Chicago. Carlos Hassclbrink , first violin of the Met ropolitan orchestra , was lately married in New York city to Miss Pattio Harrison Jury. John F. McGrath , business manuger of the ICookuk Gate City , was married to Miss Lulu McCurty , of Hannibal , Mo. , last Wednesday , October SO. A Maine widower gave a man $10 to pay for fuel while the widower was courting the man's daughter. She refused to marry him , and he is trying to recover the $10. In Chattanooga recently live marringo li censes were issued in ono day , and four of the prospective bridegrooms were unable to write their names , but had to make their mark upon the record book , n Ex-minister Thomas , of Maine , was mar ried nt Stockholm on the llth inst. to Miss D. E. Thornblad , the daughter of a Swedish political celebrity. Mr. Thomas Is u rich Maine man. A Washington correspondent says Secre tary Bayard Is to marry Miss Sophia Markoc. In naming over Miss Markoe's accomplish ments , the correspondent says she is iifty years old and the best amateur pianist in Washington. Announcement of the editor of the Quincy ( Mich. ) Herald , who is also a preacher : "Wo marry the lirst licensed couple who ap plies to us free of charge , send them a copy of the Quincy Herald ono year for mothing , and if they are not satisfied wo will throw m u good sized chromo in the bargain. " George Carter and Ella Crosby went in from the country to see the Louisville exposi tion. When they arrived they found that the show was over. They returned to the depot , but found that their train would not leave in several hours. Carter proposed that in order to kill time they should get married , and so In that way they killed time until the next train came along. A honeymoon was ruflely interrupted in Salem. Ind. A few days iiifter the wedding the bride was arrested ot the instance of the superintendent of a female reformatory for violating a rule of the institution and also the law of Indiana. She had l > ecn an ininato of the reformatory and had been released on parole only two weeks. It was Illegal for her to contract marriage , consequently she will spend her honeymoon in prison. The Warren county , PB. , commissioners have discovered that hundreds of couples have H'en married , in thai past few years in an old house on the western border of the county , under the impression that they were being married in Ohio , and escaping the li cense low. They find the house is in Penn sylvania and insist that pll the marrying ought to bo done over Otfttin , to give the matches a legal status. About a year ago Miss Blanche Buswell of West Troy , N. Y. , went to California to visit relatives. While there she met C. G. Walkcrly , a wealthy merchant and manufac turer. Eventually she became Walkerly's wife. A short time ago Mr. Walkerly died , leaving his whole fortune , amounting to be tween W.OOO.OOO and 17,000,000 , to his wife. Mrs. Walkerly is not yet twenty-flvo years of ago. Her husband was sixty at the tlmo of his death. ' Jesse Brown , of Washington , who , it is Bald , will soon marry MUs Victoria West , daughter of British Minister Sir Lionel Sack- villo West , is the son of the late Marshall Brown , at ono tlmo a famous Washington bonlfaco. Mr. Brown is a man about thirty- eight years of age , tall and handsome , and fond of tine clothes. Ho is a popular club man. Miss Victoria West is a handsome girl of the EnglUh typo. She Is nearly twcaty years Brown's junior. It Is further rumored that Sir Lionel Sackvillo West is engaged to the beautiful daughter of Senator Mitchell , ol Oregon. PROFESSIONS FOR WOMEN , Ella Wheeler Wilcox on Women Struggling for Gold and Olory. WOULD-BE POETS AND WRITERS. To Women Who Ask for Advice Young Girln and the Stage Sonic Hints for Stage-Struck Mald- cns Profession Suggested. for The nee Copi/rtgMtit.1 One of the most dilHcult things in life e wisely mid satisfactorily to advise another person. The most difllcult of all is wisely and satisfactorily to advise a woman. * At the present time there are more women struggling for an individual place in the world of achievement than ever before. Any woman who has in the least degree attained success in her chosen vocation , in appealed to as an oracle by hordes of ambitious beginners , and begged to show them the way. Scarcely a mail arrives that docs not bring me one or more letters from girls or women who are desirous of earning gold or glory. So numerous have these appeals become that an open letter of advise seems to bo the only response possible , as a separate reply to each re quest would oblige mo to dispense with all other occupations. The majority of the women who write mo say that it is necessary for them to bo self-supporting , and having heard that literature is a profitable business , will I bo so kind as to tell them how to get into the favor of editors. Almost always they inclose several of their pro ductions for my criticism. Often they request mo to send their articles to magazines and newspapers with a per sonal letter of recommendation. The inclosures are usually of medium merit , often absolutely worthless from a mar ketable standpoint. in my whole literary experience I never received but one 3I.S. from a young lady which evinced sufliciont genius to justify mo in urging her to at tempt literature as a profession and means of support. She possessed a heaven-born gift , and without my ad vice the force of her genius would have compelled her to write. I believe more strongly each day I live ' that true genius or great ability seldom becks advice. It only seeks an outlet. The artesian spring has to bo bored and its course directed. The natural spring forces its own way through earth and rock. The woman who does not feel that she has thoughts and expressions within her strong enough to force their way through every obsticlo and to compel the world to listen can never hope for marked suc cess in literature. If she feels that unconquerable im pulse toward creation which is divine in its power , she will not ask to bo shown tli o way out of the loam into the light. Success may bo long in coming , but she will win at last without being led into it. The author who will succeed is not the one who loses hope after encounter ing obstacles , and sits back languidly waiting for older writers to dispose of her work. But it requires decided tal ent , perseverance , and patience , an un conquerable ambition , and an intense love of the work to attain success in literature. There is no worthy or absolute success possible in a labor wo dislike. Unless the heart's blood and the brain's lire mingle in the effort it cannot thrive. "VVo must , however , bring something be sides enthusiasm to a profession of any kind. Wo must bring ability or at least adaptability. I am afraid women are more blind to their dcliciencies in this respect than men. I once know a lady who was consumed with a passion for the stage. She had no voice , no physique , no dramatic or hu morous ability , no power. Yet year after year she made her arrangements with stubborn perseverance , and ap peared in various roles and companies as an actress. Her appearances wore a succession of failures. Nothing bettor than a third-rate success was over achieved by her. All her mortifying fiascos she attributed to accident , all her unfavorable notices to envy or lack of judgment. She lived middled , after having wasted her youth and fortune in the belief that she was gifted with great dramatfc power. Her perseverance and energy would have won her a brilliant success in any labor or vocation for which she possessed a particle of ability. Many young ladies ask my advice concerning - corning a dramatic career for them selves. The play is a great factor in the amusement-loving world. Wo must bo entertained , and time flies , young act ors grow old , old onea dioand the ranks needs must bo filled. It is a worthy pro fession , when worthy natures adorn it. But it is a hard life at its easiest and best , In a dramatic career more than any other a woman should feel the im pelling force of great talent or the ex treme command of necessity before she enters upon it. As a rule it calls for the sacrifice of all domestic comfort , the outlay of every particle of brain and body power , and demands unremitting drudgery for years before the rewards are obtained. Af ter the rewards do como the labor of study and rehearsal and constant ap pearances taxes all the vitality of a strong woman and allows no time for homo life. The pretty young girl who dreams only of glory and riches needs to weigh all these considerations calmly before she ventures upon this most arduous and uncertain of careers. So many and great are the obstacles in tlftj way of success in literature or on the stage , I can but wonder at the per sistency of girls and women who , with out ability or reason , stand before the locked doors of these professions and beg their older sisters , who have found nn entrance for themselves , to let them in. Women are often so impracticable. I do not think it is the fault of sex , but the result of custom. Thjy have been kept out of the active business avenues so long that now , when they are permit ted or compelled to walk therein , they go utterly at random. One young lady wrote to mo concern ing her very sad and pathetic situation , and begged me to assist her to some kind of work. She said if I could lend her or borrow for her $500 it would enable her to take lessons in book-keeping , and then she could earn money to support herself and aged mother , and in time repay the loan. I tried to make her realize that it would be a quicker and more certain method of earning a livlihood to do good housework than to borrow money to learn a business which was already overfilled and underpaid. But I do not think I succeeded. There is a most beautiful profession for which women are especially adapted open to our sex to-day. Its ranks nro not yet filled to overflow. It requires small outlay of expense and only a year or two of study and close application before - < fore considerable money reward can bo obtained. Two or three years of close application to study and practice fits any earnest , honest and sympathetic woman to earn an excellent living , with no more fatigue of mind or body than the work of the actress produces. It is well- paid labor and always in demand. It is a holy and beautiful mission. I speak of the profession of the trained nurse. My own marvellous restoration to perfect health and strength from a ter rible illness , I feel , was greatly aided by the skillful care of one of these min istering angels. With insutllcicnt , old-fashioned , or or dinary attendance invalidism for life might have been my lot. Many another woman can say the same. I can think of no place where youth , vitality , beauty and refinement are more useful or bettor appreciated than in a house of sickness. To bo a first-class nurse means plenty of employment , hard work , but better pay and a more worthy and useful lify than that of a third-rate author or actress surely. Some of the most refined and talented women of the world have chosen this profession. It is an ennobling and pur ifying labor. There is ono great mistake which self-supporting women sometimes make , and which is not only a bar to their own progress , but a hindrance to the whole sex. I refer to the idea which many a woman in business hasthat men should show her consideration in finan cial matters and allow her to bo careless in paying her bills because she was a woman. Though she has a genius of the most exalted order , and social powor.and the influence of good friends , she will never amount to anything so long as she entertains this idea. It is a death-blow to success. It brings mis fortune and misconstruction , a lack of confidence and respect , and finally com plete failure in its train. If wo enter the business world among men wo must conduct our affairs on a purely masculine basis , and accept chivalrous protection and gallantry only in social encounters. The woman who is scrupulously exact about paying her bills and paying inter est on the money she borrows lays the first great solid foundation to success. For God and the world helps those who help themselves , mid all good and true influences surround and strengthen the woman who is honestly , earnestly , and sensibly determined to earn an inde pendent livelihood. ELLA WHKUUSH Wir-cox. MUSICAL AM ) DUAMATIC. Odessa , In Russia , has a theatre that cost $000,000. Catnpanlni Is said to liavo recovered his voice und will return to the stage. Adcllna Patti is on the eve of her "fare well concert" tour la South America. Emma Nevada Is to sing at the Lisbon , Portugal , Grand opcr house , tills winter. Nearly forty years ago Maggie Mitchell wore tights in "Tho French Spy , " and she is the youngest soubrcttc on the stage to-day. Booth nnd Barrett will begin their two weeks engagement In Philadelphia on No vember SS , ut the Chestnut street opera house. Mrs. Scott SUldons 1ms made an engage ment for a season of recitals in Ametlcu , beginning - ginning in New York In the month of No vember. Joseph Jefferson In his artlstlo personation of Bob Acres , In "Tho Kivals , " has been playing to crowded houses In the Star thea tre , New York. Walter Damrosch will precede his symph ony concerts with a lecture , in which ho will explain by Work of mouth and piano the music on the programme of each concert. A now female star has risen in the person of Miss Julia Marlowo , who pleased thu New York critics as Parthcnla In u social matlnco performance last week at the Bijou theatre. The cable announced a few days ago the death of Mllo. AUnco , the French opera boufTo actress , nnd private letters from Paris indicate that her death was the result of cancer. Mmo. Hcleno Harstreltcr and M. Camlllo Gurlckx will bo the soloists at the first con cert of the Smphony society in New York , November B. M. Gurlckx is a Belgian pian ist of repute. At Buda-Pcsth , In Hungary , a society has been formed for the purpose of Insuring the lives of play-poors against the peril of death by lire. Policies nro issued for stated terms nnd for single visits to the theatre. Carlotta Pattl has been offered by the czar of Uussla the professorship of vocal music la the Imperial consorvatolro at St. Potcrs- burgh. She will , howi-ver , remain In Paris , having built a private theatre at her house , 10 line Pierre Charon. Private representa tion of operas by members of Parisian so ciety will bo given there. It Is said that the great Salvlnl has never regarded his son's ambition to win a plaeo on the stapo with much respect or confidence. Ho has been knoun to even speak slightingly of the young man's ambition. Nevertheless , the name of Alexander Sulvlnl Is likely to bo mentioned ono of these days lu the sumo breath with that of his father. CKIchard Mansfield's success thus far this season has been remarkable. In Chicago , during the past week , ho achieved a great triumph when ho played "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" to overflowing houses at Hoolcy's iu the face of the greatest opposition that was probably over known In this country Booth and Barrett , the New York Casino company in "Erminie " the ' , Klrulfys' production of "Dolores" and tuo Conreld Openi company were at rival houses. Mary Anderson wears a cloak in "A Win ter's Talu" which It took twenty-live women three weeks to embroider. The embroidery was done from designs by Almu-Tudcma. Miss Anderson's neeklaeo is copied from ono supposed to have been worn by Helen of Troy , which Is now in the South Kensington museum. Miss Anderson , in London , occu pies a house on Hampstcd hill , from which she can look down upon the smoky city and congratulate herself that who Is breathing purer air than the million of human beluga below her. HKMGIOUS. i nev. Dr. Parker intends to remain in this country until the end of January. A Peorla paper says that the Methodist ministers of that city tire hereafter to reeelvo their stipends In weekly payments. i i , Kuv. C. H. Spurgeon Is credited with hav ing declined an odor of $00,000 for 100 lec tures , to bo delivered in this country. In the Httlo manufacturing town of Spen cer , Muss. , out of a population of 8,500 thcro are over live thousand Koman Catholics. Special prayers for young men will bo offer ed during the week following the second Sun day In November by the Young Men's Chris tian associations. The seventh missionary conference of the Heformca church in America was held in the Second church , New Brunswick , N. J. , on the IJSth und -'Oth inst. The Montana mission at Us recent session organized as an annual conference , with two districts , twenty-six preachers , and twelve charges "to bo supplied. " Kov. Hugh O. Pentecost , ono of Henry George's most enthusiastic supporters , has , it is reported , requested his congregation to reduce his salary from $4,000 a year to $3,000. The Methodist Episcopal church In Ger many reports : Members,7,107 ; on trial , 2,103 ; traveling preachers , 40 ; preaching places. 530 ; Sunday schools , 244 ; olllcors and teach- ersj 810 ; scholars. 10,51)2 ) ; library volumes , The consecration of Truro cathedral will tuko place on November S. The foundation was laid by the prlnco of Wales , who will bo present at the consecration , and the arch bishop of Canterbury will perform the ser vices. "Wceulng Joe" is the muno of a sensa tional preacher in the upper em ! of Clark county , Ind. Getting hard up for somebody to preach to. ho recently announced that on a certain night ho would inaugurate a now thing. A largo crowd assembled , and when all wore seated "Joo" pulled off Ills eoat and turned a series of hand spring from the pul ' pit to the door. Ho then quietly proceeded with Ills sermon. EDUCATIONAL. Thcro are 100 girl students at Cornell uni versity. Two sons of Major General Howard nro students at the Troy Polytechnic school. John A. Bostwiek , of Now York , has Just given $50,000 to the HiehmondVa. ( ) college. Prof. A. S. Hardy , of | Dartmouth , intends to start for Europe in January for a six months' absence. The only public bequest made by the late ex-Governor Holloy , of Connecticut , was $2,000 to found a scholarship at Yale. San Francisco has n public school for Chi nese children , and they are said to bo as bright and Intelligent as white children. According to the most reliable statistics , 155 of JKIM college pronounce the Koman method. 144 by the English method , and 31 by the continental. The students of the Chnutnuqun College of Liberal Arts represent almost every state In the American union , besides a very liberal representation from the dominion of Canada. Ohio Wesleyan opens with nn unprece- dentally largo attendance of students. Seven hundred and twenty were enrolled , 821) ) of whom were now students , the first week , and the number is dally Increasing. Mr. Benjamin Harris Brewstcr has sold his law library of some 8,000 volumes to the University of Pennsylvania , where it will bo put in plaeo as n memorial to the late Grorgo Biddlo. the well-known young lawyer whoso father is a professor in the university. | The ceremonies of laying the corner-stono of the first of the buildings of Clark univer sity , of Worcester , Muss. , took place Satur day. The act of laying the conier-stono was performed by the founder. Jonas F. Chirk. Senator George F. Hoar made the address. Several months of active service have qulto convinced these interested In the mutter that the appointment of Mrs. Agnew and Miss Dodge to the Now York board of education was u wise and wcll-consideecd plan. The two ladles Imvu been unremitting in the thought and attention they hava given to the subject placed before them , and there has been an incalculable amount of good , it is said , brought about by their influence. Thcjnlght school at the Trenton ( N. J. ) state prison is proving n great success. Keeper Patterson says that it Is far surpass * ing his expectation. Ho thought when the project was begun that these convicts who went Into the school dlil so merely for a change and would soon drop out. This , how ever , proved not to bo thu raso. Of the largo number who expressed themselves as cle- sirousof taking lessons In the rudiments only two names have been stricken from the list. Electrical motors are falling in prico' on account of the sharp competition and improved methods of manufacture ,