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OMAHA DAILY BEE ; SUKDAg FEBRUARY 5. 188TWELVE PAGES. I
HIGH STYLES OF ART. What a LcatUno Dressmaker of Council liltt/J * Una to Ha i/ . From the Snnny Floldn of Wr t Vir ginia In tin : Hunks of the Mis souri Itlvcr nnd the flcnult. r.ver since Polmnbus ill covercd America therclm * bctn n stvuily wcstwurd movement until to-day tl.e wentcrn > titcs are betoinlng thickly populated with thrlfly people of nil riUH.ntlous. In every rlty , village and hamlet ran lie found Hie workshop. I'.liiplojc'l ' therein nro pooplc of cvi'ry nutlnniillty , us well as lx > th be.rtx.Mmtrtcpaitnieiit of trad- mostly Inter- cdls Ihe Indies ? Is It U fnnhlon delineator of come inrchaillcal'lnstllulu where Inbor nnvlng iniirlilticry "Is mnimfatturcd , or wlmt Is It/ What IN moii' beautiful lo behold than tin ; night < if a lady clad In nicely tit ted milt made In tins Intent , most perfect ntul highest gtjli ! that art cau dcMiniir The cities of the west have miiny beautiful women , anil to clot ho them properly with nice lilting ttiu mi-ntH Is no easy tusk. To bciomo a llrst-ilnsM nmntmi muker one must hnro ptitlenco and skill , Council llluirs Is not devoid of ouch pi'op'o t-sptt tally If one Is to Judge from the niiignltlcent and splendid llttlng coitutnei woin UJKIII tlio xtrevtii liy the wives nnd dnughters of the citizens. That a dress- innkcr ilovH not ulwitys huvo easy snlllng on tliu f tcirmy KPIIJI of llfo Is fully demonstrated by the following ronvprsntlon , which rccenlly took rhice belween Mlpx Millie 11'pfRS and onu of the IllunV most reliable nnd best artists In that Hue. During tlio Interview with illn IIOCKH that younR liuly Hftld : "I hnve been ullllcted wllh culurih ever since 1 wan u child playing In the xiiiiiiy cllmntodf Went Virginia. I left there three > enrs HRO to Join my sister. wlioresldiM In Council IllilttH. My symptoms were a stopped up nose , u ringing ami buzzing noise In my head , . , KNTIIIB PKATNESS IN ONK HAH , a continued haukliig a Kplttlng with im almost ImesMint itiuuli aurt raising ot mucus. 1 would blow hnrd sciilis out of my nose , which would Ve dry , and my bivnth w UH o offensive that my frlenclHmilcl Hpenk of It , and I olti-n accident ally homl them make the remark about It and 1 would leave the rotiu , Of < ourse. It would wound my fceilntis , but I could not help It. and 1 would worry and fret about It. I got xpells of dettpondemy nnd often u tailed llio good Lord would take me to join my pareut-f , ho ore dead , uml I have no doubt uIn lit uven. I was scuuely ever without a cold , oven In the sum mer , anil would take cold every time a draft of ulr would pnss over mo while I was In doors. That Is not the cu e BOW , nnd 1 don't gag or vomit In the nioinlngH us I used to while m Ing to clear my tluout. Neither do I huvo those dizzy hpells after utooplng down to pick some thing up. Why I used to get HO giddy that when I would have to stoop down nnd rbeup quick Hint I would hnvis to have support or f would full down. I never knew what It was to be without n headache until within the lust few weeks , and my appetite wus co poor that I scarcely ntu enough to suhslct on. anil Ibat I forced lujself to eat. I lost In weight until I WAS IIKDCCKI ) TO A MKIIK SKKI.KTON. I lunu nn excellent uppetlte now. I sleep Bomid and uwnke In the morning greatly refreshed , Honiellilni ; I do not ever remember of dolmtbefoio taking treatment with Dm. Mc Coy iSt Ilinry. My e > es were sore and Inllnined nnd would wnter very much , I wus nfrald 1 w ould go blind from the pulns over my ej es nnd head. I hnd a i-luirp t-hootlntr puln In my breast and through my shoulders. My feet nnd bunds were ulways cold nnd clammy Last summer , utter nn nliHcence of sevi ml years , I vlalte.l the scenes of my childhood , thinking a change of cli mate would dome good , but I returned feeling us bud us evernnd was ns miserable ns I could be. Ho. nfter rending Drs. Me Coy .V Henry's success ful treatment of cases similar to mine , I visited their olllce nt 707 1'irst avenue. Council Illutrs , nnd began tieatment : and do you know th.it to day , after live weeks , I um almost enlliely cm ed of my catarrh , mid cannot thank them tnough for what they have done for me. I heartlly.Hiul without riseive whatevir , recommend them to' any one siilleilng from colds In thu head or bronchl'il directions. " MISS MI 1.1.IK. iionos. Tlio above portrait fnlrlj' represents Miss ftom-i , who now lesldes wllh her slbler-Mrs , S. > l. Mieplmid , atN'l ! Kiftli avenne.Councll IlllllTs , \\heiu she will coitotionUe theubo\e statement. A Pew Symptom * of n Disease That Mny 1'rovc Serious to You. Do you hnve frequent fits or mental depres- plon ? Do you experience ringing or buzzing noises In your eursr lie you feel ns though you must suffocate w hen lying down ? Are you troubled with a hacking cough ahd general debility ? Are your eyes generally weak and watery , and frequently lutlained ? Does your voice have a husky , thick sound , and n utiMil sort of twang ? Is your breulh frequently offensive from homo mmicomitablc cuusu/ Iliivt-you ikdidl oppressive headache gener al I located over the ejes ? Do you have to liuw k nnd cough frequently in the ellort to clear your throat ? Are you losing your sense of smell , nud Is your sense of taMu becoming dulled. Does your nose nlwnjH feel stopped up , forc ing you to breathe through } our mouth ? Do you freuuently feel dizzy , particularly when stooping to pick niiylhlng elf the lloor ? Does everv little draught of nlr nud every slight chniiKO of temperature give you a cold ? Are you 11111105 ed by a constant desire to huwk nnd spit out nn endless quantity of phlegm ? Are you always thed and Indisposed to exer tion , whether of business , w ork or amusement ? Is ureut effort required lo keep your thoughts fixed upon inatleis that foimerly were easily performed. lie you rlo from bed ns tired and weak ns you were the nluht belore. nud feel us though you wanted to lie theie forever ? Is your thnmt lllled with phlegm In the morning , which cun only be dlhchuiued utter violent coughing , and hawking and spitting ? Do you occasionally wake from a troubled Bleep with n sturt mid feel us If yon hud Just es caped u horrible dentil by choking ? Have you lost all Interest In your cnlllng or business or former pleiiMirea , nil nmbitlou Kone , nud do you feel Indifferent whether to morrow llnds you ullvu or dead'/ Are you tioubledwlth a. dihchnrno from the hcMullntliu throat , noun-times watery iiml ex cessive , hoim-tlmes mucus , thick sticking to whatever It touches , sometimes bloody uuil nearly nlwuys putrid nnd offensive ? Thu nbovn lire homo or the many symtonis of rntarrh uud Ihe beglnlnc of IIIIIK troubles. Not outi case In n hnndit'd will have nil of Ihem , but everyone nllected will hnvo n few cr ninny of Ihem. The greater or nun a MrioiiH your symp toms , the nitin1 dangerous your condition. This class of diseases Is Healed \eiy sliccoshfully by Dr. McCoy or his associates. The many rases reported thlonjih lluicoliiins ottlio dally impel h piovti this , nud each stnteinuiit published Is substantially the Mime as glxeii by thu patient cured. Dr. McCoy and his associate. Dr. Henry , IIM no s-eciot nostrums , but cure diseases by llielr skillful combination of the best Mioun re medies , applied In thu mo.st appioved manner , nudtiy ii'lni ; the latest uud most highly recom mended appliances kuoun to the profession. They thus produce results that speak for them- M'lues In tlio inanv patients cured , and we assure - sure our renders that these emlnrnt phyhiclnus hnvo nchleved n success In ourlnij dlsense which few or no other doctors can duutlcute. DOCTOR J , CRESAP MCCOY , Late of Bcllevne Hospital , New York , AND 1 ; Dr , Columbus Henry " ' ( Late of Unlvewlty of I'ennsylvanln "y HAVE OFFICES No. 310 and 311 IN HAMOH nuil.UINU , Corner Fifteenth oud Harneyi-tsM Omaha , Neb. where all curable ca&ea ate treated with success. Mcdtcul diseases treatetl skillfully. Consump tion , llriidit'h disease , Dysiiepslu , UheuiiiallMii , and all MJKVOUS DI8KA8KS. All diseases pe- cullar to the eeien a specialty. ( JATAH1UI CUNHULTATION at offica o'r by mall , II. OIHre Iioiirs-S to 11 n. ui. , 2 to 4 p. m. , 1 to p. m. . Simdurb Included. ( err fxmileueerecflvn | prompt attention. Many dUeiwex are treated tuccessfuliy by Drs , McCoy and Henry throuKh tha malls , and It Is tlmi possible for those uuatile to make louniey to obtain successful hospital tre&tmen at their homes. Nolrtt rs answered unless accompanied by 4c In f tamps. Address all letters to Drs. McCoy and Henry IliromaolO and 311 , Uam a building , Omaha , Nib. SOME THINGS ABOUT WOMEN , The Houso'a Darling Club For Working Girls. MADAME BOUCICAULTS CHARITY Women In t lie Offices Harriet Beoeher " owe A Dark Skinned Hunt ress DomoMlc Ijlfe The Fair Bex at AVaHlilrtRlon. The ItnitHo'a Dnrlltig. Jnlin Juinrx 1'latl. O swrct , sliy irirl , wltH roncfl in her heart , And love-Hunt in her face , like those up- prown , Pull of still dream nnd thoughts thut.drciim- Ilki' . start From tits of solitude when not iilonol day ilnnrcr over threiholds of bright duys. TOIIM ( | Uick to her eyes us laughter to her lips ; A game of hidc-nnd-scck with Time she plays. Time hiding his eyes from hers in bright cclipgu. O frctitle Routed 1 how dear nnd peed she Is , Messed by soft dews of happiness and love ; Cradled in tendercat arms ! Her mother's kiss Souls all her pood-night prayers. Her father's suilie Brightens her mornings. Through the Earth shall move Her child-sweet soul , not far from heaven the while ! Social Club Tor Working GlrlH. Boston Journal : The suecossf ul bopin- ninir of a social club for working girls in Uostoa shows that experience has taught the ways of interest and amusing a most critical class of yonnp womon. KITorta made by girls of leisure to meet hociully these who work arc apt to fail from want of tact on the part of the former and suspicion from the latter. Sometimes the benevolent young lady makes the mistake of establishing too intimate and cordial relations with the working girl , whom she kindly hopes to elevate and encourage. She vistits the girl at her homo , invites her to dinner or tea. and places their relations on the basis of intimate friendship. Although some instances of this method have been excellent in result.- ) , many have been painful in termination. On the other minda social club with educational alms may bo made benollcial to all its mem bers. A young woman who was active in the formation of a successful club .said to mo : "Both the girls at leisure nnd the girls at work gain from our pleasant relations. Wo learn much from the others. Girls who earn their own living gain a keenness from meet ing the world which wo cannot attain in our quiet homo lives. They are so bright , too. Wo feel that they can take our measure , as it were , at once , and wo are sometimes positively afraid of their penetrating looks. " It has been found that the young woman who lias achieved social success in her own circle is most apt to be appreciated by the girls who know nothing of the ways of society. The tact and graoiousncss which please the cultured win the unlearned , and society manners never count for more than among these who have not studied the rules of etiquette. A Great Woman. Salt Lake Tribune : Madame Bouci- cault. of whom our Sunday's issue had t-omothing to sny , was the greatest woman of the century.- With no capi tal but taste she built up a built up a business of $45XMUH)0 ( ) a year , and after giving away millions upon millions , and amongst the rest nearly half of her business to employes , she died worth $50,000,000. What are the accumula tions of our rich men and women to thisi1 The house of Astor on furs and real estate in three or four generations ; the house of Viindorbilt in steamboat- ing and railroading and watering stock withal ( the old commodore once cre ated STo.OOO with a stroke of his poii ) ; our Goulds in "railroad wrecking ; our Aliens and Dillons , our Huntiiigtons and Stanfords and ( Jrockorn on govern ment subsidies ? And how , compara tively do they use their gains. Madame Boucieault employed 4,000 hands. They were acknowledged to bo the best fed , best clad , best paid , best treated working girls in Europe. She provided for them in a department of the Bon Maroho , a gymnasium , swim ming baths ; fencing , billiard and card rooms , bowling alleys , music rooms , art galleries , a college with a competent faculty , a hospital and a pension fund to which she contributed as a starter $1,000.000. Thisnow amounts to $1.800- 000. This was not enough , She gave them a share in the profits of the busi ness. Quarterly , one-third of these profits were divided among the em ployes according to the length of ser vice. Goinir a stop farther she took in her chief helpers as portnor& . She formed a stock company with a capital of $4,000,0(10 ( , taking of thiti $2,600,000 for herself. The remainder was taken up in small lots on easy terms by her chief assistants to the number of 200. The company "was organized like a republic , the olllcors elected yearly. Her will distributes $3oOOO,000 in charities. Women In thn OttlccK. New York Sun : Whoever goes into any o ) the largo ofllco buildings down town will bo certain to hear the music of women's voices issuing from the olllco doors , will meet women moving bare headed through the hallways , and will see them at work orat luncheon through the open doors. They are private secre taries , typewriters , stenographers , ami cashiers. They earn from $7 to $2.5 a week , and are a well-dressed , comfort- nbly-appearin'g lot of young women , but very many of them indulge in the weak ness of carrying books to and from their otllces , long before school hours in the morning nnd long after them in the evening , as if they are ashamed to have it suspected that they work for their living. The employers of these women are fond of assorting that their presence down-town 'has revolutionized the old otllco methods , driving profanity outand compelling ; the mail clerks to dress neatly and to remain polite and suave amid ail the perplexities and irritants of busi ness. To some extent the bcautillca- tions of olllccs with handnomc carpets , and even the addition of elegant orna ments to the most luxurious appoint- mejits , are slid to bo traceable to the presence of the fair clerks. On the other hand some of the male clerks as sert that though girls are so plentiful down town , their employment is of so recent a date that they are not yet con fronted with anything like the disci pline to which all the men and boys must conform. When there is any pros pect of an idle afternoon they are apt to be bent home. It is said that men who used to lay out work ahead formalo sec retaries when they were going to bo away for a day , are apt to tell the girls , who have now tuken the places of the men , that they need not como to the onico on whatever day the employer ex pects to bo absent. Doubtless envy ex aggerates this kindness to a great ex- tontbut own if the girls really do have bettor times than the men , who is so cruel as to wibb it wore not so ? Harriet needier Stowe. Hartford Letter : Mrs. Stowe's dally life is much the same as that of any other old lady of her quiet tastes. She is extremely fond of taking long walks when the weather is flue in the fields nnd by-wavsbn tha outskirts of the city. She- wanders around alone and her slight figure is a familiar one to mo t of Iho old residents of Hartford. A rather funny incident happened as she wan strolling the fields one day last summer picking flowers. On oile of the low hills lying in the vicinity of Hartford's fa mous cemetery has lived for over sixty years a man by the name of Llx. ) Mr. Dix is now approaching his eightieth year , but is a nearly , well-preserved old gentleman , and is extremely proud of the fact that ho Is the father of heveral generations of children and grandchil dren. Old Mr. Dix was picking "yarbs , " as he calls them , one afternoon in a field near his house. I will let him tell the rest in his own words : "I was picking some yarbs in the field when all of a suddlnt I heard some one say , "Old man , what are you picking them yarbs for ? ' I looked up , and jist over Hie stun wall I see the funniest looking little woman I over laid eyes on , kinder simple looking , too. I told her 1 was getting the yarbs for rhou- niatiz. Then she asked me ray name , and said 1.had lived in the little house on the hill for nigh on to sixty years. Then I said : " 'What bo ? ' may your name , inarm " 'O , ' she said , 'my name is Harriet Beechcr Stowo. ' "Wall , you could have knocked mo down with a feather. I was never more dumbfounded in my life. There I'd been taking that woman for or fool. " A Dark Skinned Huntress. Birmingham ( Ala. ) Herald : While at Chowela recently I mot Nancy Me- Ken/.ie , a noted half-breed woman , who is known throughout the northwest from Montana to Puget sound. She lives in a log cabin in one of these little valleys which abound in the mountaincous dis tricts of Washington territory , on the GhileharlamouseNancy , as she is familiarly known , is a large framed , tall woman , about sixty years of ago. who takes more after her Indian mother than her Scotch father who. as an en listed man in the service of the Hudson Bad company , loft his homo in the Ork ney islands about seventy-five years ago and sought wealth and adventure in Iho untrodden and unknown regions of the northwest , where his employes , the Hudson Bay company , were seeking to establish trading posts and gain a foot hold in the name of the British cfown in a territory that John Jacob Astor was trying to gain possession of as a feeder of his newly established fort , Astoria , at the mouth of the Columbia river. Ho was one of these wild and daring men , the records of whoso prow ess are only preserved in the oft-told legends of the past thai are narrated and listened to b.y half clothed savages around their winter camp fires. Ho married an Indian woman , and lost all desire to leave the wild homo and as sociates with whom circumstances had thrown him. It is more than oven hinted that ho joined the savages in some of teeir lirsl wars with the whites , and that more than once his hand was red with the blood of his fellow- countrymen , whoso lonely cabin ho had with his savages fired with the mid night torch. Uo this as it may , Nancy grow to womanhood under his tutelage and around his camp fire , following him in his migrations from the buffalo hunting grounds of Montana to the salmon creeks that empty their waters into the great Columbia , and to Poget sound , where wandering tribes of savages would congregate at certain seasons. In her youniior davs 'sho must doubtless have been a model for the sculptor in physical development , for though aged and wrinkled she is still nearly six foot in height and straight as the typical Indian , with strong and deeply pen cilled features. Notwithstanding her sex she became a noted marksman and hunter , which characteristics distinguish her to this day. She was married young , as is the custom among Indians of her mother's tribe , to a Seotchmap. who , like hoi- father , belonged to the Hudson Bay company , and after buffeting with the lido of emigration which had begun to plough across the Rocky mountains and up from California , they settled in the valley where she now lives alone and unfriended wive by the wandering bands of Indians , who never pass her cabin by. She is a widow , her husband , Patrick MoKeimo , having died of consumption a few years since , and is the last repre sentative of her race , for her numerous progeny have either succumed to con sumption , that scourge of mixed races , or l.avo felt the hangman's noose of the vigilnnts for riding off horses and driv ing away the cattle of the rancher. Nancy still clings to the habit of her youth , and may be seen every day riding - , ing astride on her tough cayuse pony , driving her small band of horses and cattle to the ranges in the mountains or galloping away down the worn Indian trail followed by two powerfully knit and deep-voiced deer-hounds , as she goes out to on joy a day's sport hunting the deer along the mountain sides or the black bear in Iho swamps. She always carries her old-slyle Henry rifle on her shoulder , and maintains her reputation as a marksman and a hunter. She al ways has her meat-house well stored with venison , while antlers , bear-skins and other trophies supplying the place of furniture in her cabin. I was told a little story concerning her by a physician who lives near by. Ho said that a few days before ho was out in the swamps back of his house hunting pheasants , when ho heard the sharp crack of a rifle nearal hand. Thinking Unit il was some of his neighbors who had scared up a deer in Iho swamp , ho hai-tciicd lo the spot and found Nancy McKenzie with a smoking gun in hand , peering towards Iho roots of an up turned fir tree. On asking her whiifc.she had shot she replied in French for she only speaks Indian and French that plio had shot a bear standing against Ihe reel of Iho Ireo and was no4 certain whether or , not she had killed him. The doctor admitted that his kncct smote together a little when ho looked in the direction indicated and saw a great shaggy oblect rolling aboul on Iho ground. Nancy said she was out of am- munilion and asked him to give Bruin a parting shot. The doctor was a frank man , and ho again admitted thai ho shol and the bear died , but that on ex amination it was found that ho had not touched a hair. The -untold history of Nancy's life would fill an. interesting volume will adventures equal to those of Kil Carson and Daniel Hoone. Women Prnfer Domestic Lire. Boston Advertiser : Another woman has spoken out in meeting. At a recent working people's meeting in Now York a man complained that his sex had buf fered in the matter ofwages from * its generosity in admitting womeui to com petition in certain kinds of laborHo was informed by a woman present tha men could remove all such competition by the simple process o ( supporting their wives and families themselves. I is undoubtedly true , that while many women choowj.to to work rather than to bo dependant oa'any one for support , there arc vast numbers of women working to day who would preier to be leading do mestic lives and taking1 care of their homo affairs , but are prevented from doing so by the improvidence of these to whom they naturally look for sup port. Re-homing Women at Washington. St. LpuU Republican : According to hp most reliable figures available , here.are nbout ? 0X.O ( more women in Washington than men. The fact of its ) oing the scat of the government very niturally attracts scheming women and ulvonturcsses. The scheming ones are lol necessarily all women of the vicious ind immoral class. Schemers can novo in the best circle * . Many a wo- nan comes here because she imagines I is'a good plaeo fo win a hifband ; others think they can get employment , and still others who have a little money nanage to make friends among the csidents , and they pass a winter in the lope of getting into bocicty. It has ilwnys been a mystery how many of the oinales known to be honest and re- pectable manage to live here. II is an expensive place place , but they nnnngc to kbep up appearances. Plioy have jiearly all Wen re- luced from some higher sphere. Many of them are the wives or laughters of men who have been in jovornment positions in the army or mvy or perhaps in congress , and have lied leaving nothing for their families. Some of these who have been so re- luccd have trod in the highest walks of locial eminence. These of more com- nonplnco qualifications have surrcn- lored their social position and opened warding houses or gone into the de- jurtmcntfl. There is an ex-ropresonta- ive alive hero in Washington who has wo daughters in one of the dcpart- nonts. Employment sought by accom- > lishcd ladies of reduced circumstances H thai of chaperone for young people. A chaperone is a very important at- .aehmcnt for young people in Wash- ngton society , and one it is not always easy lo got. It is embarrassing , and , je idcs , gcnerall inconvenient , for nammas to have to sli in the corner or igainsl the wall ahd nod while their 'air daughters whirl in the wait ? and tread the mystic mazes thai lead to pre- iialuro old ago. Anjamiablo chaperone , who will go with the girls to the the- iter , to balls and parties , and where not , is cheap at most any n-ieo , and can find plenty to do profitably. Of course they do not ad vertise : "Wanted A situation as chap eron. " Nor do they ask Mrs. Penny- luirvost if she does nol waul to hire a jhaperou with long experience and jooil references. Not at all. It all jomes about very naturally. The lady is so accommodating and Mrs. Penny- liarvest is so grateful that it all conies ; o bo understood. Another occupation of fashionable ladies of reduced circum stances is that of reading to invalids ind entertaining Ihem with all the small talk of the day. All these means are resorted to by la dies who have by some misfortune boon hrown on their own resources. Some icrform these offices openly , with no iirotoneo at concealment of their neces sities. Others nmnncrc to keep their occupalion a secret belween Ihemsolves ind Ihoso tnoy serveeach patron think ing lhal she is Iho only one so favored. Washington is thciplace for the cultiva tion of clover women , and they are found living upon their sharp wits in all : he walks of society. Many do a thriv ing business in the "lobby. " There is one young girl , Who is about the capitol every winter , who is said to make a largo income from her practice before the house. Talented Creole Wumcn. Now Orleans Times-Democrat : Again ind yet again wheii called to the pleas ant duty of chronicling feminine suc cesses in their various vocations , the writer is impresaed'by ' by the frequency with which Creole names take the su premacy of all others. In music no less than art , in teaching as in commercial , life , it begins to look as though Louis iana's "languid laiea" were soon to dis tance all their competitors. It is safe to say that hero in New Orleans the woman who makes the handsomest income by her individual and personal exertions is a crcolo born and bred. There is a deal of Hnc alk exchanged about big sums of money this one and lhal one earns , but along with substan tial trulh an amouiil of inilaled boasting must bo taken. No matler how it comes , in greenbacks , gold , silver , or nickel , currency is a powerfully hard substance either to catch or hold , and few can show on their books a regular monthly account of $300 and odd dollars stand ing in their favor. In this instance there is no exaggeration , for a pretty and gifted woman turned vocal talents toward teaching , and is rapidly winning fame and fortune together. Several ereolo ladies are far in the lead as professors of instrumental music , having each one a * largo clontolo and receiving unapprceiatSve prices for services rendered. Undoubtedly one of the first masters and teachers of the French language in this city is a woman reared below Canal street , who by right of her extensive sludy and ac quirements in this branch of learning is fitted to occupy the chair in any fe male college in the land. With natural cleverness and wit they bring , as a rule , great powers of physical endurance , ondlesi pluck , and wonderful quickness of perception to any work they see fit to undertake. * HONKY FORTHE IjADIES. Tlioro are forty-live female lawyers in the United States. It is estimated that women spend $3,000,000 a year for bustles. The street car drivers of Guayadil Ecuador , are women. Wide flchu like collars of plush give a top- heavy appearance to short cloth cloalcs. No Rirl can look graceful on a hand-sled era a toboggan , but sbo can huvo lots of fun. Sleeves to ball dresses and other full evening toilets are suspected , rather thai : seen. seen.Watergreen with.palest pink is a favorite Parisian combination for very dressy occa * sions. . A silly affection among fashionable womei is calling dresses "gowns , " and every cloak n "wrap. " In Morocco women who talk scandal are punished b.y having cayenne pepper rubbed into their lips. ' t Now and stylish sprine woolens have boizo grounds with broad silk stripes of slightly darker or contrasting hue. The Hussian capo , poidled back and front , is moru stylish , though less comfortable than those covering thO8koqklcr. Bridesmaids who foljowtho newest fashion carry walking sticks of ebony and silver to which bouquets uro ; ° attUchcd. A circleinj of rope * , J.bc center "of which rests a lizard with Diamond eyes , is an oddly designed sleeve liakrrcucntly seen. Miss Susan La Fleache , an Omaha Indian maiden , is studying medicine as the ward of the Connecticut Indianassociation. , Social duties in Washington have become so arduous that prominent society women are obliged to employ private secretaries. Tha new silk from Cblna , which is softer and liner than anything ever before seen , is called "sunshine , " pronounced "sunsheeno.'t Stuff and nonsense cost a great deal of money in this country , especially stuff. For instance , the ladles spend $8,000,000 a year on bustles. In ladles' glove buttoncrs a pretty design is a hairpin of gold , tbo bottom of which , bend ing , holds by a throe-inch chain an almond of matted gold. The cashmeres will be used more for street and morning wear , and. will bo combined with velvet , the heavy quality of faille frati- caise or both. M. de Candolle , " a French investigator , has come lo the conclusion from his researches that women have a larger proportion of brown eyes than men. One hundred and eighty-four Boston wid ows receive Christmas presents of MJ cents in silver , the same being paid out of a fund left by William. ! ! . Knight. There is a strongo fancy at present for showing the selvaprs of poods nted In the draperies of dresses. They tire usually lined with nlcot-edgcd ribbon. A fashionable dressmaker has received nn order from a western woman for n pown with "one of them vestibule trains that are talked of so much in the papers. Stripes nnd plaids arc again combined with with plain material which , however , must now match the nVuro , not the ground color- no there is a pronounced zebra effect , A correspondent writing from New York says that there arc more than llfty widows in that city who possess Individual fortunes , ranging from $1,000,000 to * J5OOJ,000. Mine. 1'attl wants about forty-three trunks to make her perfectly happy when she trav els. There Is but ono Paul , however , and she is an empress la her own domain. A debutante should not wear a dress that docs not cover her shoulders. Such a dres < makes her look too much as If she wanted to come out. which is bad for the blossom. "Without courage courage of the heart no one can bo truly great , " s.iys a philos opher. If this be true , HO long as there arc mica in the world it shuts out woman. It is almost Incredible. An Ohio woman has gone to Jail rather than tell a secret. Newell well regulated sewhig circle would bo com plete without this extraordinary female. All girls born In Homo last Now Year's day will bo called Leonio. To each Leoniu the papal Jubilee committee gives a savings bank pass book containing an entry of 100 francs. The belle of the evening at a party in Day ton , O. , gathered herself together for a sneeze , mm when the explosion camu n glass eye and set of false teeth shot across the room. The economical serge gowns , which hold heir own through every change of winter 'ashlon , are very generally decorated with jratding. Black silk braid always looks well in serge. . A lady in Lyons , Ont. , has Just sued n man 'or J,000 for kissing her on the cheek. She ullegcs that the shock was so great as to in- apucitatc her from performing household du- ies for two weeks. A lady applied to her physician for a rcm- dy for loss of appetite. Ho wrote the fol- .owing : "Stop nt the llrst shoo store you como ; o , buy six pair of boots , and wear them all 3Ut in three month. " Husband ( groaning ) "Tho rheumatism in my leg is coming on again. " Wife ( with sympathy ) "Oh , I am so sorry , John. I wanted to do some uhopping to-day , and that 's a sure sign of rain. " There is a kind of "wear-what-you-plcaso" style in bounets that must bo very gratifying lo the mind of the pretty woman , who , be sides having a regard to fashion , likes to ap pear in n becoming headgear. Buffalo wants an ordinance 10 prevent any .voman from driving n horse on a public street. Such a measure ought to bo popular in every city. A woman can't drive a horse any better than she can drive a nail. Miss Braddon. the novelist , whoso real jiamc is Mrs. John Maxwell , lives nt Hieh- mend , near London , England. She is a mid dle-aged woman who delights in outdoor ex ercises-and , is especially fond of horseback rialng. Mrs. Charles H. Hazard , of Providence , II. i. , has adopted a new way of contesting wills. Her father disinherited her , and last Saturday she went to the surrogate's oDlcc , asked permission to sco the will , and then tore it to pieces. Now printed challles of pure wool como in shades of old rose , gobelin , blue serpent and cardinal ; and are figured either with de- taehed flowers and leaves , or with broken stripes ; which last is the favorite style for the newest Scotch ginghams. It is said that women are not naturally fin auciers. This is just about as true as the statement that all crows are white. Hand a $5 bill to the fair occupant of a- bazaar at a church fair and see how much change you , ? ct back. Oh , no , women are not financiers , oh , nol First Chicago woman "Have you been to any of the Daniel Tee. lectures f" Second Chicago woman You mean the Dantu lec tures , I guess. " First Chicago woman "Yes. that's what they call him , but I think such familiarity shows mighty poor breed- in' " Miss Polly ( of Nevada ) "I was surprised to hear of your engagement with Bill Floun ders , Kitty. I thought you intended to refuse him : " Miss Kitty "I did intend to. Polly , but he got the drop on mo and I had to say yes. Bdl is the quickest man with a cuu west of the Missouri. " Old Gentleman ( to a very rich old lady at a party ) Who Is that handsome young man standing over there i Old Lady That's my son-m-law. He's ' u very brilliant young man ; made a large fortune by the law. Old Gen tleman Indeed. How's thati Old Lady The law made him my daughter's husband. The accident to Mrs. John A. Logan by which she was thrown from a carriage , has loft lasting results. She has severe pain al most constantly in the injured shoulder. Mrs. Logan is said to have grown rapidly old since the general's death , and to have lost much of her old-timo vivacity and energy. They took a vote at Hello , Mo. , recently on the question who was the "sweetest girl in school , " and as n result there have been no fewer than twenty lights between young men and old , friends and brothers of the fair contestants. No event that has occurred in the town's ' history bus so stirred up its so ciety. A bright , golden-haired , ten-year-old girl was the other day elected page of the Iowa house of representatives. Why neil Shoat- tcnds strictly to business , ana asks no favors because she is n girl. Who knows but in the carlo dawn ot the twentieth century she may cost a ballot in the state wherein womanhood is so highly favored I Mrs. Hobinson Why , my dear Mrs. Doc tor Smith , I am so glad to see you. Where have you been all these months ? Mrs. Smith Thank you , Mrs. Retired Grocer Hobinson. I have been traveling abroad with Mr. Doc tor Smith and my dear old friend , Mrs. Mer chant Tailor Jones. How is your husband ) QBy reason of its lightness , nun's veiling is to some extent taking the place of crape even for widows' veils. The preferred shape is that called tbo English weeper for which , take half a width of veiling , ono yard ami three-quarters long ; fasten high upon the right s'do of the bonnet ; then down ucrobs to the right ear , from which the scarf end goes twice around the neck and is pinned upon the shoulder. A New York artist tells a story which will be of interest to any ono fond of psychical investigations. Ho was Bitting in his sleep ing chamber , late at night reading a French novel , when his wife , who had retired somu hours before , suddenly awoke and related a dream which she had just had. The dream was un exact counterpart even to details of the plot of the novel , which the hulv bud never read. Woman with satchel enters car , sits down ; enters conductor , asks faro ; woman opens satchel , takes out purse , shuts satchel , opens purse , lakes out dime , shuts purse , opens satchel , puts in purse , shuts satchel , oilers dime , receives nickel , opens satchel , takes out purse , shuts satchel , opens purse , puts in nickel , closes purse , opens satchel , puts Ir purse , closes satchel ; "Stop thn car , please ! " Mrs. Hawley , the charming Englishwoman who latciy became the wife 'of the Connee- ti5ut senator , is said to bo a great Buvorito ill the white house. On account of the senator's polities , and his high standing in his party , the republican papers have refrained from alluding to it as another proof of the un- American sympathies of the Cleveland ad ministration , which BO strongly favors free trade , and everything else that is English you know. " Ribbon Is used this season with the utmos profusion. Many dancing dresses , composoi of delicately tinted Pomiudour net , have tlu entire front formed of lengthwise rows o : ribbon run so close together t hat ono would scarcely suspect the means by which the ef feet is produced. The now opalesque ribbons bens are the most suitable for the purpose This sort of ribbon is used for making the pretty neck fillings now worn. The ribbon must bo quite wide , and the shot or moire ribbons are the most approved. Tweeds of every description , checked plain , and plaidcd cloths , and striped woolei materials in endless variety may bo seen h all the leading shops in color-schemes am combinations never before introduced Dresses now mode of these comfortable win tcr fabrics can bo worn far into June will perfect comfort , and it is indispensable tha they should be made in great simplicity These woolen materials really require bu little draping or garnishing , the stylish cffcc of a gown of this description depending en tlroly upon its perfect lit and finish. The wear during the early spring seasoi will bo largely made up of cashmere am Henrietta cloth. Some of these latter fo evening wear are im | > ortcd , with small de signs woven into their fine silken surfaces it tiny pink rose clusters of cream whlUj grounds , punsics in silk and' velvet on jmlo nauvo.surfacos , jasmine nnd Jonquil bios- oins oii IwekKrounds of delicate chamois or prli-ot , nuil pure snow white-buds on peach- ilow nnd imlo griM-n , These charming tex- lies will bo used largely for tea gowns and lisa for dinner gowns , made up la com- iltmUon with moire , faille francalsu or elvet. Ono sees very many bountiful women mongtho ( , 'roatlans and Slavonians. It Is ulte surprising the number of lovely faces hat aru to bu seen in a guthei lag of Croatian wisants. The beauty of these countries In- lines to the passive , Ma.lonna-llku style of nvellness , In which liguro dreamy , ga/elle- Ike eyes and an expression of langour that oils of gentleness personified. In bervla mil Houmcliu , too , one finds this type of beauty prevalent , and In thi-sa Balkan states o recently dominated by the Turks , the vomcn still possess a timid , retiring disposl- Ion that causes them to go about with half oiled faces. MUSICAL AN ? ) IlUAMATIC. Rochester , N. Y. , is shortly to have a new nnd very costly theatre. Curl Rosa will revive Balfo's opera of "The luritun's Daughter" this season. ' Robert Smith , aged ten , Is a now rival of osef Hoffman. Ho lives In London. Louise Davenport Is hereafter to act under ler proper name Mrs. W. E. Sheridan. Julia Marlowe's season will begin at the rand opera house , Cincinnati February 1. Julius Sachs , the well known composer and ilanist , died recently at Frankfort , Her- nany. Sarah Berry , n factory girl , lately made a dt as a prima donna at Manchester , Eng- nnd. nnd.Frank Frank Stockton's story , "Tho Lady or the Tiger. " has been selected as the plot of an pcretta. Dixey wilt revive "Adonis" in Chicago , the iity of its nativity , early next month for n irief stay. Henry C. Jorrott will manage Mrs. Shaw , .ho whistler , aud will take her to England luring the season. Mile. Van /.mult has tried her voice In 'esth ' with a Hungarian company , and has ichicvcd u great success. The seats for the San Francisco engage- neat of Booth ad Barrnett , where they open n March , will bo sold at auction. Adam Forpaugh , the veteran cireus propri etor , is lying seriously ill of typhoid pauonio- lia at his home in Philadelphia. Mr. Mansfield bad magnificent success in ioston and crowded the Globu theatre for two weeks with "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. " Sadie Martinet has arrived in New York rom Purls , hulo and harty , and with a yo,000 wardrobe. She proposes to go on the stugo again. Maud Harrison nnd Mrs. Osmond Tearlo lave made Ncllio Wetherell happy with the sum of & ! , bOO collected by them for that ictress' benefit. Although the opera has been having a n-etty hard tiuio the past season , there were .wenty-gvo new ones produced in Germany , asl year and thirty live In Hiilv. A fashionably dressed lady was ejected 'rom the Holliday street theatre , Baltimore , on Tuesday night for attempting to take shorthand notes of "Tho Gladiator. " Niemann , the singer , and his wife , NIC- : nunn-Haabo , tbo actress , have never seen each other on the singe , and they huvo both promised that they never will. Edwin Booth and Lawrence Barrett begin i engagement in Now Orleans February ( i , where they uppcar for one week , after which they play in the largo cities of Texas. Turkish morality is the latest. The sultan uis decided to close the Turkish theater at Jonstantinoplcbecause ho thinks it conduces to the demoralization of his subjects. I. M. Hill has purchased from A. 11. Ca- rauran for his English star , Helen Barry , entire - tire American rights of the comedy , "A Woman's Witt. " The plot is laid in Russia. The llrst tlieatro manager who will refuse return ohwks to the loafers who go out for Deer bet ween the acts , will make a solid hit with decent , respectable people. It is an in sult upon nn audience to permit such a cus tom. tom.Minnie Minnie Miuldcrn slipped and foil at the Hcnrdstown , 111. , railroad station in front of an approaching freight train last Thursday night , but wus rescued by her manager Just in time to save her lifo. Lydia Thompson will shortly produce in London a now operetta by Michaelis , author of the famous "Turkish Patrol , " which some years ago was the favorite number in every music hall in the world. Rudolph Aronsonhas secured the American right of the next Gilbert and Sullivan opera , an opera on n Spanish subject , by Tito Mattel , "La Valliere. " by Charles Lccocq , and "Nailgy , " by Paul Chassaigno , composer of "Falka. " Philadelphia has an Infant phenomenon , too. Gustavo Schmidt , fiddler , aged twelve. Ho docs not know what nervousness is , and Orchestra Leaders Adolph Neuendorf ! and Simon Hussler are delighlcd at his skill. Miss Billlo Barlow who was quite the rage in Now York city some time ago among pat rons of burlesque and comic opera , has sud denly Jumped into popular favor in the north of England , where she is tbo leading liguro in Howard & Wynilhum,8 pantomime com pany. Victorian Sardou bus written the book of Montc/uma , a lyric work for the Paris opera. The subjecl i ? takenliko Spontin's Fernando Cortcz , from the conquest of Mexico , The music of the HCM opera will be by M. Mas senet. The pioduction will follow that of Saint-Saens' Bonvenuto Cellini. Minnie Maildern , who is n strawberry blonde , has been presented by her Detroit friends with a snow-white pony , and these who live in the neighborhood of her Long Island summer homo will see the red-haired girl and white borne in frequent combination when warm weather comes. Miss Mary Anderson has accomplished what has never before been accomplished in in the history of the Shakespearian drama. She produced "A Winter's Tule" for over 100 nights , and is now certain that the play as presented will run witqout interruption or change dcring the remainder of her seven months' icaso of the Lyceum theater , Lon don. Ellen Terry has her little eccentricities. Ono very dull day , at the Lyceum , in Lon don , wo are told , nho amused herself by slid ing down the banisters leading to the dress ing rooms. The company was shocked , and when they saw Irving coming , expected a scene not down on the bills. But Miss Terry went up to Irving with clasped hands. "If you plon.se , " said nho in penitential tone , "I can't help It ; the place is so gloomy. " And Irving answered : "I like it ; do it again. " London has llfty theatres , and the prov inces about i-'OO , which , it in said , all told give employment to about 150KX ( ) people. Now York lias thirty theatres , and there are about 4Hy ! more In the United States. The capital invested is inoro than ) XXHKX ) ( ) ) . and the money paid for amusement in this country is nearly $1,000,000 a day. It Is estimated that 250,000 people got their living from tills source , not counting the railroads , which nearly swallow up all the profits. Buffalo Bill is pining for his ranch in Ne braska. Ho says : "I want to como home. Wo are doing an immense business hero , but the country cramps mo and the climate chokes tno. There is not air enough. If I start out to take a rldoon my horse Just as soon as I get warm in my saddle I've corno to the end of the island. If I got comfort ably fixed in their d railway coaches the guard announces that we've arrived. Tlioro isn't territory enough for the ueoplo. They tread on each other and their biggest county wants ventilating. You forgot how to breathe hero in six months. You're afraid of rob bing somebody else of atmosphere. " Joseph Jefferson said the other day , when asked how ho kept himself up to the work of - ' Van Win'.Uo" for playing -'Rip nightly twen ty years , that ho had recourse to two exped ients. First , no knew exactly where the laughs ought to como In , and if they didn't ' it was a warning to him that ho was slighting his job. Second , ho found unending diver sion in watching ono or more of the faces before him. Ho would pick out either a very pleasant or a very grotesque visage , close enough to the stage to bo clearly visible , and ho rarely failed to get amusement out of that face by covertly watching it throughout Iho evening. H. J. Sargent , the theatrical manager , so well known in this country and Europe , and who "discovered" Modjeska , Rhea , Junish and Adclo Bolgardc , has found a now star In England. This Is Mrs. E. V. Churchill- Jodrcll , a relative of Lord Randolph Churchilland a descendant of one of William the Conqueror's side partncis. Mrs , Churchill-Jodrcll grow tired of social trj- umphs and longed for the excitements of- the Htagu. Mr. Sargent bccumo convinced that bhe i > o scssed utticient .histrionic talunt , to I win success it ) the theatrical profession , Under ijarirent's iuanngi'iiioit she is now playmg'ln the. provincial towns of Knghind , Mr. Sargent ma.v bring his new star to this' country in the hear future. Atuerlcn'H Grctim Oroon. The village of Aberdeen. O. , directly opposite Maysvlllo , Ky , , has become famous within the last quarter of a cen tury as the ( irotun Green of America. More couples aromarrii'd there in a year than in many targe cities of tincoun try. It is the heaven of runaway lovers from Kentucky , although couples go there from Ohio. Indiana , Illinois , anil sven New York. Aberdeen is a pretty place of about WHI inhabitants. It in situated on the Ohio , sixty-one miles above Cincinnati , and is reached by steamer and ferry-boat. The town is u leading tobacco market. Uunnwny mar- Tiages have become so froqueut at Ab erdeen that the people pay no attention to them. There are sometimes six or boven weddings a day. The veteran marrying 'squire is Ma > > stu Itensluy , who is now seventy-seven years old. He has held his present olllce continu ously for twenty years , and is always reelected - elected without opposition. i'Jvery grade of society appears before "Squlro Ueasley to have the hymoucnl knot tied , lie is a good-hearted old follow , and if the pair have no money to pay Iho fee , which is often the case , ho dismisses them with his blessing. Some of the couples arrive in carriages nnd are dressed in silks and broadcloth. Others enter his olllco barefooted and in rags , but the "squire never turns them away , no matter how forlorn or pitiable their condition. He marries people at the dead of night when they are in a hurry to escape the wrath of pursuing fathers o r.brotiiers. 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