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10 6MAHA DAILY BEE , SUNDAY , MAY 25 , 1800-TWENTY PAGES.
LIFE AMONG THE CHINESE Detailed by Hosea B , Mono , a Former Resi dent of Omatia. ECLIPSED BY ALMOST EVERY NATION Tlio Unlloil States Knjoys Hut Mttla of the OclcHtlul KliiKiInm'N Trade with n Miserable Showing oT Shipping. In n day's travel It would bo diflU'iilt to fln < l n inoro agreeable gentleman tluiii Mr. llosca linUou Morse , who , with his wife , is now visiting his p.u-cnts , Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Morse of Omulm. Sixteen years ago , after completing n col legiate course nt Hnrvnnl , Mr. Morse nc- copied n position In the IJnitcl States cus toms service nnil was assigned to tlio station nt Poking , China , since which ho Ims held the same position in Telntsln , Shanghai , Pnkholt and _ Hong Kong. In Impaired health , he Is now visiting this country , wlicro ho will remain on u leave of absence for two years In speaking of the commercial trade of the Chlucso empire , ho said : "The tr.ulo with Chinn is chiefly British ; I think I mil safe in saying that fully 00 per cent of the import trade Gome's from Great Britain mid Uritlsh depeudcnclcs. This In cludes the wares of Urltish manufacturers mid other products which pass through Hrlt- Ish ports because that country I'ommaiids the carrying trade of the world , owing to her cheap shipping. "Imports from Hrjtish India nmoiint to nearly $ , 10,000,000 , largely made up by opium , including Persian opium in transit , but in cluding some $ -0,000,000 worth of cotton yarn , Imported to weave the strong common cloth used by the peasantry. ICnglund also Bonds cotton yarn , say ? 5,000,00 ! ) worth or more , spun from American cotton , not n pound of which comes from America. Con siderable quantities of cotton cloth come from this country , perhaps 10 per cent of the im port cotton ; this may bo owing to its excellence , but I expect China is an outlet for surplus Blocks to maintain tlio home market. "England supplies most , nt least's percent of the doth Imported , while Prance and Ger many contribute very little. "China buys in the cheapest market. "lioth C'hlnn mid Japan arc making a start nt spinning and weaving their own cotton , but they have to use n very short staple. "An American engineer , A. W. Uanforth , is superintendent of n factory at Shanghai , with -100 looms anil a proportionate number of spindles. He has had enormous difficulties to conteiid against , but continued at his task with grit and is now scoring n success after four or live years of hard struggle. " "In regard to American commerce with ChimU'1 "American shipping is practically non existent on the coast , of Chinn. ] think its tonnage is less than 1 per cent. The Knglish llag gives noiirly TO per cent. Chinese nearly ! ! ( ) per cent , mid the American llag comes after the French , German , Japanese , Swed ish , Danish , Dutch and , I think , Siamese , but ] have not the figures before me. "American tonnage thirty years ago was nearly equal to tlio British , and even llfteen years ago took a good second place ; but , the sale to the Chinese of the licet of one Ameri can company in lb7 practically struck it off the lists , and now the few Americans who run steamers have to run them under the British flag and .submit to tlio control of the liritlsh consulates and IJritish laws , because they cannot provide intereston their earnings on tlu > cost of an American-built ship. "The only American company running American steamers to China does not touch nt any Chinese port , sending steamers only to Japanese Yokohama and lirillsU Hong Kong ; the latest acquisition to the licet of this com pany , by the way , which reduced the time across the 1'acillc ocean from fifteen to thir teen days , was built in ISb'J ' in Kuirluml for ? i0 , < ) ( ) ( ) less than it would have cost if it had been built in this country. " " "What about your own city ! " "Hong Kong is a wonderful place , ceded fifty years ago to servo us u naval repairing Ktiitiim for the British fleet. English policy lit once declared It as a free port and threw it open to the trade of the world on equal terms. As a result the place has developed wonder- fullv , and apparently the wholoof the foreign trade of China is filtered through Hong Kong. " 1 have no statistics of the value of trade or property , but in tonnage of the shipping entered and clea'cd , Hong Kong comes next after London , Liverpool and Now York ; this means trade ami money. " "It has been said that the consuls of the United States are not men who are fitted for the positions they holdi" ' 1 wish the people of the United States realized the importance of reforming no , not reforming , but regularizing our consular ser vice , " \Vo get excellent men ; in fact , as tlio first Lord Lytton said : 'I wonder how the Amer icans get the men they defer for the money they eive. ' The consuls in China are very good men , but they are no bettor than tlio consuls of four years ago , or those of eight years ago. "Our consuls in the east are commercial agents , diplomatic ivprosentatives mid Judges at the same time ; and while they may soon learn the routine of their office , the points nlVccting Judicial decisions where no state laws apply and the intricacies of diplomatic relations with an Asiatic race tire no .sooner familiar to them than they have to make way for some one else , who in his turn tries to learn them.Ve are the only country which dismisses its consuls in this way. "What would you think of u proposal to displace the editor of Tin : Bin : because , and only because some one else wanted his'place I 1 think Tin : Mm : would 1050 its present lead ing position If 'rotation in oflleo' wore adopted. Americans abroad suffer in thu same way. " "It has been said the Chinese are not good business men. Is this truol" "This is not so. They are excellent Busi ness men. They arc keen in muking a bar gain and get tlio last drop of advantage ob tainable , anil frequently play the game they do not understand , but when they once con clude a contract they adhere to It to the letter , dllU'flag in thU respect 'from the Jamaneso mercantile class. The Chinese bankrupt laws tire very simple. Kvcry cent of the debt haste to be liquidated , and if the debtor cannot do it , his family , father , sons , brothers and uncles , must make up the deficit. Suits are usually arranged by arbitration of the trade guilds , which , wield Immense power within certain limits , even to the extent of coercing the government. If , for example , some extra tax is imposed on cotton yarn , the cotton guild may order u strike , and all the dealers will close until the tax Is abolished or n compro mise effected. The solidarity of the Chi nese is an important factor in dealing with them. "Their morals are good. The Chinese- have theoretically n very good moral basis on which to work , but their practlcd Is perhaps is not quite so good. Extracts from Confu cius and his disciples would parallel the ser mon on the mount. One such quotation may be mentioned. 'Do not do to other what you would not wish them to do to you. ' " ' These classics servo us the basis of till Chinese education. Hut they do not use them to develop n system of ethics and moral phi losophy. Their chief use Is te form the style and cultivate the memory. " "The Chinese believe In u future state of existence. I have seen In their temples groups of llgiircs giving a plustio representa tion of the torments of the damned , witli the devil sitting in Judgment and his Imps pitch forking the wicked Into boiling -oil , burning jilts. These figures \yero made centuries ago , lioforo this doctrine was preached to them by Chrlstlons , and these heathens would proba bly retort with 'nn' you're another,1 when told that they would bo damned , tlo popular belief , however , approaches very nearly to that of the American Indians' 'happy huutiug grounds , ' in which they will live Just as they do in this life , only , of course , In perfect hap piness. Supplies are sent after them by their surviving rolutlves through the agency of priests , tlio supplies being made of paper , blessed and then burned. "I have n large two-story house , servants , male mid female , horses , carriages , trunks , clothes , chests full of money , and bugs of rice and wheat , and nil kinds of paper , on wicker frame work , burned at the tomb of u rich man , amid u crowd of priests , mourners mid friends. With this belief , the Chinese ure very anxious to bo burled uumutllutod , tnd , if , for example , an arm Is nmpututedtho uomber Is carefully preserved until the day of death. Money-paper representation of lumps of silver Is burned annually at the spring and autumn festivals at the family tomb. "The silver question affects us In China very much , and we shall bo very glad "to see any country undertake to lift silver to its proper position. "As a patriotic American I nm sorry Atncr- Icn assumes the solo burden. You may bo sure that Europe will let her do it unaided. England and Franco are both interested in this question , Franco because she has main tained bimetallism , and on account of her Asiatic possessions ; and England because of India and her Immense trade with silver using countries such as India , China and South America. The onlv result from the deprecia tion of silver is that the products of silver countries are made cheaper In n gold country. Thus Indian wheat can bo laid down in Eu rope much cheaper than American , and China silk much cheaper than Italian silk , and tea ought to bo much cheaper than It used to be. "I am astonished at the price of tea in .Omaha. I got In China the very finest tea for about lii cents , silver , a pound , say 27 cents , gold ; freight to Chicago Is ty cents n pound , and tea Is on the free list ; mid yet I find that you have to pay tl to $1.23 for peed tea , "I read that high prices around add to the prosperity of tlio country , and that the country is ruined If you can get your food or your clothes cheap , so I look happy and drink the high-priced tea. " In speaking of Hong Kong , Mr. Morse states that It Is n city of 200,000 inhabitants , of which number 4,000 are Urltish , 7i > 0 Amer icans , -100 French and the balance Chinese. The Qhlneso are thrifty , but herd together , are dirty ; and have but little to do with tlio people of other nations , seeming to lack con fidence In strangers from other lands. The streets 111-0 narrow and crooked , con forming to the location of the houses instead of the houses conforming to the lines of the streets. Tlio streets , If they can bo called streets , arc from four to six feet wide , with a sewer , which is covered with plank running through the center. In many of the larger cities the telephone and telegraph have been Introduced , but the natives are slow to accl'pt the ways of highly civilized nations. The wage question la something that does not agitate the Chlnuninnjn his native land , for there ho works patiently on receiving 20 cents per day , 2 cents of which ho spends for food , the balance balng laid away until ho has sufficient to bring him to America. "In ' the matter of w.ork , " said Mr. Morse , "you can get a Chinaman for n song and , while he will work till day , he will not accom plish one-fifth as much as an American. The work is nil let by contract , the contractor hiring his men. This man is responsible to the employes for their pay , and for assuming this responsibility they pay him a share of their earnings. JIOXKV JWIt THK l.A It IKS. Queen Elizabeth's prayer book is shown in the Tudor exhibition in London. It is bound in enameled gold and printed by A. Barker in ir > 7-l. . She ( after the bal masque ) The countess do Hoqiicfort's costume was both clover and appropriate. He Appropriate , ehf What was it ( Cheesecloth I There Is a woman in Atchlson who is over forty-five , hut her worst enemy , if she had any , would say that she did not look over twenty-live. Nothing pays a woman so well as taking care of herself. It is quite the thing now to find in the room of a fashionable photographer u first-class hair dresser , who will arrange without charge the fair sitter's locks in cither Greek or mod ern style and otherwise look after her toilet , so that the picture may be perfect in all its details. To the list of occupations which are open to women there has recently been added anoth er. The emperor of Austria has anthori/ed Madam Kosti Kirselibamncr to practice as an oculist. It will bo admitted , even by the most dissatisfied of her sex , that this is u step in the right direction. All womankind is familiar with satin , sat een , kid , morocco , net and pongee corsets , but the novelty is a brocaded silk , with n creamer or pearl ground flowered with rosebuds , pop py or carnation. Ladies of unlimited fancy and bottomless purse send in a piece of dress material , and the corset clerk has the silken stays ready in a week. Homo dressmakers who want hints ns to ho'v to make their own skirts , and who natur ally hope for styles that are not only graceful , but easy to make , will bo glad to know that many old designs are returning to favor ; dressmakers are again using the short apron drapery folded across the front Just below the belt , and brought back to meet the long- plaited back. A Chicago milliner says : "Tho fashion plates and tlio fashion writers indicated that everything in the way of bonnets and hats this season wns to bo flat , don't you know. Well , there is now a halt about this. There is going to bo an effort to revive the high hat and the sky-scraper bonnet. That's so. Whether it will succeed or not ! don't know. " There conies from London a now and rather attractive recipe for tying bridesmaids' bouquets "posies , " the Saxon maiden calls them. The method is christened the "chate laine , " and consists of ornamenting the end of the bouquet with a multitude of loops of ribbon of different length , and of the color of the bridemaid's gown. Tlio loops fall to the very edge of the skirt , mid in each loop is the long-stalked bud of a rose some tied in , but some apparently thrown in. Formal wedding breakfasts , or such us nro given in England , have never been very pop ular here , most brides preferring to given reception instead , and have tables set with refreshments where people can come and help themselves us they please ; but , for the moment , the fact of a custom being in En glish one is sufficient to make It obligatory upon n certain set of people In Xow York to follow it , whether it is convenient and suita ble or not , says the Illustrated American. It is now possible to obtain a slipper or san dal the exn'-'t shade of the gown , undressed kid being dyed in all the fashionable colors. Still it is observed at full-dress entertain ments that the foot covering more generally matches the shade of the gloves worn than the tint of the gown. Economical people choose neither stvle , but adhere to tlio Kieho- Heu shoo , beautifully arched , and made of nluck French kid of the softest quality ever manufactured. These , with silk hose to cor respond , are always good form and are prop erly worn with nearly every sort of evening toilet. . It is interesting to see how chatelains nro provided to suit the temperament of the wearer. For example , a person of religious mind has her necklace in the form of a missal , her thimble case looks like a swinging censor , her vinaigrette an angelic trump. If she is more frivolously minded her pincushion Is tin open fan , she has a button hook array In a case , n small niello or repousse receptacle for plus , and a dainty box for eachous. If she is literary she has a telescopic pencil , n small knife , a stamp box marked "U. S. Mail , " mid pendant tablets. Among chatelaine clasps the latest is a flight of swallows. I'attl us n Follow Passenger. As iv fellow traveler Mine. Putt I Is simply charming , writes a correspondent of tlio Now York Morning Journal. A , brilliant conversationalist , her natural charm of manner wins the entire sym pathy of her hearer and her sweetness of temperament prevents self from be coming over apparent. Quito free from conceit , no ono would liavo thought that the quiet , pleasant woman at the cap tain's table was tlio greatest songstress of the ago and ouo to whom crowned heads have bowed in acknowledgment of her genius. She is a revelation and a pattern that very much less distin guished persons bhould copy. Talking of her trip to America , tlio diva said it had been ono of tlio most oharming in her life and successful in every way , and talking of the reception accorded her , said it was oven more en thusiastic than of old. As regards enthusiasm , however. Mine. Pattl said Bho found that the French took tlio palm and that the Mexicans came next , Americans being a trillo moro restrained in their emotions than their southern neighbors. Mmo. Pattl hud the misfortune to lese a bag in which was tlio key of her jewel safe , but a cable at Quconstown let her know that it hud bcon found and wus in tsafo hands. The Chicago theological seminary ( Congre gational ; bus Just graduated a class of forty- four students. Of the ten orations delivered at the commencement exercises one was In UunUh , ouo In Swedish , and ouo in'Ucrmuu. 1 Nil FOR Round by round we are rapidly climbing the ladder of SUCCESS. Each season our display of goods is mores imposing than the. last , Increased space added , new departments opened , larger stocks carried , finer. goods exhibited , more help employed , better business system and organization apparent everywhere. The People's Mammoth Installment House is no longer an experiment , it is an INSTITUTION successful , permanent and lasting , that is , well officered and managed , that has abundant capital to make its way among the largest houses in the land , that deals FAIRLY and * JUSTLY with every individual , an INSTITUTION that is growing month by month , and year by year , in the estima tion and favor of the people , not alone in Omaha , but all the surrounding country. Bedroom Suits , Brussels Carpet , $9.50 to $250 55c to-$1.25 V Parlor Suits , ' Ingrain Carpets , $18.50 to $275 17cto $1 Folding Beds , Hemp Carpets , $10 to $125 17c to 50c "Wardrobes , Lace Curtains , .50 to $75 90c to $9 Sideboards , Ice Boxes , $12.50 $ to $175 $ .75 to Hall Racks , Refrigerators , ( $9 $ to $90 $ $10.75 to $35 Extension Tables , Baby Carriages , $3:65 $ to $25 $ $2.50 to $38 Kitchen Safes , G asoline Stoves , ' $3.2 § to $9 $ $3.50 to $20 Cane Seat Chairs , Cooking1 Stoves , § 0e to $4 $ Our Motto. $5 to $50- _ If goods \vo sell do not prove satisfactory , como to us and wo will allow all reasonable Wood Seat Chairs , claims. Toilet Sets , 22c to 40e. Prizes Given $1.80 to $12 Everyone purchasing goods from us will receive a ticket for each $10 worth of goods , entitling thorn to a chunco for the following pri/.os that arc to bo drawn Julv 5. at 7 p. in. , in the presence of those holding tickets. All the prix.es arc now displayed in our show windows. First Grand Prr/.o Ono beautiful plush parlor sot value $100 Our Easy Terms Second Grand Prixo Quo elegant oak elmmbor suit value 100 r Easy Terms Third Grand Prize . Ouo handsome oak sideboard value 60 Fourth Grand Prix.o Ono celebrated family universal cook steve value M $15 worth of goods , $1 per week or $4 per month. Fifth Grand I'ri/.o Ono . line oak bookcase ' value IK $1OO worth of goods , $2.5O per week orO : Sixth Grand Pri/o O.io solid oak extension table value lo $3O worth of gcode , $1 5O par weak or $6 per mo Seventh Grand Pri/.o Ono gorgeous plush oak rocker value Ifi $125 worth of goods , $9 per woolr , or $12 per mot . 8OO worth of goods , $2 per week or $8 par month Eighth Grand Prix.o Ono line decorated stand lamp value 15 $25O worth of ucods , $5 per week , or $2O per mo. BRIEF DREAMS OF PARADISE In Which Eovel the Foolhh Victims of the Morphine Habit. THE EFFECT OF THE NARCOTIC. How It ControlH Men nnil AVomon in Kvory . Walk of Ijil'o ami Some Who Jle- tilde in Oinalia. Time , Mny IS. 1800 , 4 o'clock in the after noon , n bright Mny dny with the street crowded with pedestrians , equestrians mid passengers in carriages , buggies , bucks nnd street cars. Place , a Farnam street drug store. The sodti-wutor fountain is glorious in marble nnd silver mountings ; the counters nro beautifully polished , the shelves glitter with ornamental glass-w.iro in nil the shades of the solar spectrum. The costly show cases are filled with all the .cosmctiqucs , perfumes , mid toilet articles which the most fastidious and artificial of fashionable beauties could desire. A leading Omaha physician and n reporter nro conversing in the doorway when suddenly the former remarks : ' 'There is au item fur you , look at this woman. " The reporter turns and beholds n young women presumably young for her features , complexion , expression nnd figure nro of that peculiar non-committal character which ren ders it doubtful whether the person bo a well developed nnd matured young lady or u youthful and immituro matron with a pair of toddlers nt homo waiting for mama's return. She has n superb Jlgure. tall , well-rounded and Juno-like. Her complexion is clear nnd white us pnrluu marble. Her eyes ur o large , dark and lustrousbut when closely examined have nn anxious , lurtivo expression which leads the reporter to imagine tuut a story is coming. 'That is n morphine fiend , " remarked the doctor. "Hcrdally dose is largo enough to 1(111 ( you and me mid half a dozen like us. She is married. She is poisoning herself before the eyes of her friends , for she has a good many of them , and they don't know it. " The incident was suggestive and half a doicn of the leading druggists and physicians were visited with a view to ascertaining the extent of the morphine hnblt In Uinahu , "Have I any regular morphine customers I" rcucatcd ono who caters to upper teudoiu. "That's n peculiar question to ask n drug gist. Wo never soil morphine except on pro scriptions , you know. People can't buy the di-iiK the way thuy buy whisky or beer. " "Yes , that's the orthodox answer , of course , but you have not neon in business so many years for nothing , andean tell mo some thing if you want to do so. " "You are right , I could tell you some terri ble things about morphine in Omaha and in most other largo cities , and so could every druggist and physician of any experience in tlio city. If every ono of these people would give you the actual number of people whom they know to bo addicted to the habit , you would bo able to publish some appalling .stat istics. I actually believe that there are more cases or morphine drunkards than of alcoholic. I mean by drunkards the completely dissipated not the moderate pee ple. There are men nnd women , young mid old , who como hero with prescriptions regu larly which wo are morally certain have been obtained by fraud in some way , but wo can't prove it ; and , if we could , there are plenty of druggists who would not try , and they might ns well gut the drug hero as elsewhere. "Tho morphine habit goes into all sorts of society. I know a minister in good standing who is addicted U ) its use , nnd there are hun dreds in business nnd the professions who could no moro fro without their regular dose than they could live without eating. 'It is a terrible habit. There may bo some hope of relief from the grip of alcohol but the victim in the clutches of morphine is doomed. Homusthavobis 'dope. ' and when deprived of it will steal or bejj or mnk to any meanness to obtain it. The habit is a species of Insanity , and the victims sccnj to bo gifted with a pe culiar cunning to obtain the drug. "Physicians nro responsible for n great many cases. Ho was u benefactor when , to relieve the patients sufferings , bo wrote a proscription for sulphate of morphine , one gr.iln to bo divided into live powders ; but ho is the personification of the spirit of evil now that the fifth of a grain has grown to u great many grains. "It is a pleasure to take morphine nt first. The primary sensation Is one of delicious warmth at the pit of the stomach. Slowly and pcivlptibly this diffuses itself over the entire system. Then a gentle tingling of the skin and drowsiness nnd sleep. "His dreams are marvelous nnd gorgeous beyond description. Hois in another world , surrounded by such an atmosphere , such ( lowers , trees and birds as the wildest fancy never before pictured. "The dose increases gradually till the stomacii revolts and resort must bo had to t > io syringe. The morphine in solution must bo purchased. Its strength is sixteen grams of morphine to an ounce of water. "lly allttlo figuring the exact dose ho wants can bo determined and the little syringe is carried in the pocket nul : its contents pi- Joetcd under the skin , comimmly on the lower limbs , though sometimes in the arm and In outlier parts of the body You meet men and women on the streets every day whose bodies nro covered with the seal's left by tuo mor phine needle. ' Gradually tlio dose is increased for the drug feeds on itself and demands moro and moro every day. It is no longer a pleasure to take it , it is the ono thing which must bo done. It is food , drink and life mid if denied It , the victim's condition becomes pitiable , bis life unbearable , frequently ending in In sanity. "There is one inevitable end , the dose be comes enormous and llmillv ono day one , a little too largo , puts an end to the sulTorlng. " Other druggists In Omaha tell a similar story. Ono on tho'soutli side has discontinued soiling the drug except on the prescription of a druggist whom he knows personally. He was frightened into It. About a year ago a midillcagcd lady came into his store with a prescription calling for morphine powders , live of them , and they were of pretty good strength ton. Her face was veiled , but her dross Indicated that Mio was a lady of wealth and refinement. Ho filled the prescription and huikled it to her. Then she asited for a glass of water nnJ , thinking she was merely thirsty , bo brought it to her. She took the glass and dropping ono of the powders Into It , raising her veil to do so drank the mixture. Her complexion wns startling ) } " pale and gave evidence of pain. Her eyes were sunken and nnxioiH. She remained in the store after taking the powder live minutes or so , mid seemed to grow marvellously younger. Her face flushed , her eyes sparkled , and she walked out of the door a different woman than when Him had entered. When she had irene , the druggist found on the floor bcsido the chair she hud occupied the papers of the Jive pow- dors. While lie was procuring the water she had put them all together and took them at u single MOJO. "When it comes to the point of taking enough poison in my store to kill half a doicn men , " remarked the dhigglst , "I think it good time to quit , and 1 bell no moro mur- phlno unless I am sure of my authority. " One of thu eldest drnwist.- the city puts the number of morphine fiends whom ho has known In Omaha among the thousands , la all classes of life and says that the cases which have ended otherwise than in the grave or asylum are very rare indeed. The common impression that the habit Is more general among abjndmifd women and their associates than among other classes is unfounded. Tills class , it Is claimed , docs not trv to hide its dissipation and the secrecy with which the morphine habit can bo in vested makes It the favorite form of dissipation of professional men and some fashionable women. A number of tno bishops of the Church of Kugland have declared , it is stated , that they do not believe in the inherent Immorality of the houl They do not believe that it isrlcarly tuught by the scriptures , andluult upou philosophical theory. JIOUSIOKHKI'IXO IX I'AKIS. The Hiii'dens arc U 'itd'at. ' Ill" French Capital Thau Over Here. The bunions of the housekeeper in Paris , writes Lucy II. Hooper , nro a , good deal lessoned by the fact that so much work is douo off the promisor. There is no washing nor baking noi'slairand hull sweeping exacted of your own uorvnnls. For the llf.st named of the soruiuesof two washerwomen nro required , ono for the host and table linen nnd the other for tlio family garments. Among the first named articles llgiiresalargo lot of dish cloths , for no Fronuh cook , no mutter how moderate her pretensions may bo , will consent to wash out even ono of tho.so necessary adjunctH to her work. From four to six dozen "torchons" as the French dishcloth , or rather house- cloth , is termed flguro among the first necessary purchases of a family going to housekeeping. Those when soiled nro thrown into a largo box , with a , eloso- litting lid , supplied for the purpose , to await tlio weekly arrival of the washer woman. The prejudice of French Eorvautfi against even the most delicate forms of I laundry work is invincible. I once know n housemaid who loft the employ of a ! family with which bho had lived for six | years boeauso her mistress guvo her homo hilk stockings to wash. Hho per formed her task and Immediately guvo warning. "I was not hired to 'soap , ' " was her indignant romark. In the HIHIIO way , no cook , however skilled , will con sent to make bread or pastry. That is the baker's business , she argues , nnd It is none of hors. Yet bh will turn you out any amount of dainty desnorts , pud dings and creams and ioHios , CharloUo Kusso or pancakes or fritters , but never u loaf of broad or u good American pio. Ono of t.ho trials of the American houpokoopor in Paris ia the extent to which her power is Hiib orvlent to that of the cook. That functionary must and will do tlio marketing. She gets her per- contagq on every article that Bjio purchasesand if called upon to relinquish those puroulsiles she will incontinently take her departure. If bho is honest , the extra oxpotibo will bo hut trilling , u sou on every franc that Bho expends being the recognized amount , but if blio bun madu up her mind to rub bur oiii- the price ? uf all Kind ! ) of inarKi-t- j ing will bo found to increase with i .v traordinury rapidity. Ono thing that t''iids to make In my in Paris very delightful is the fm-t 'hat ' "Mrs. Grimd" has never taken > ii ] lii-r rosidont'o thoro. That is to say.on can live as von like , dross as you liUr. and do asyouiiko whithout asking \\liatlhjjfc- personage will say. You arc net i-om- jiullcd to keep up any particular ( of living to satisfy her exactions. Nnhody questions your right to Inhabit n j/i rot , to go to pay a visit in a , cab , ( " I" U'rp a , single servant. In fact , nobody" troubles hia or her head about tlio mutlor , California K Pullman tourist sluoping car t xoir Bioiis to California and Pacific coast points Icavo Chicago every Tliurhdajv Kansas City ( ivory Friday via the Santa b'o routo. Ticket rnto from ( 'In- ' SI".rjO , from Sioux City , Urn ' , Lincon or KUIIKIIH City $ : io , ' - . car rate from Chicago , $1 prr berth , from KUIIKIIH City $ ! jicr berth. Everything furnished meals. These oxcurslons nro per conducted by experienced i'\- inanugorH who accompany pintn to destination. For excursion f < > I | ! i coil- taluing full particulars and map fuldql ? and time tublo of the Santa Fi route and reserving of bleeping car luiihs , address S. M. Osgooil , goncral 'it ' , K. L. Palmer , traveling agent , A T A > S. F. railroad , l.'JOS Farnam t-trcit , Omaha , Nebraska. 7iidKO Fuller's Military MuMmbo Chiof-.fustico Fullur looks a j. . I ' " al moro llko u cavalry oJUwr " ' " 11i0 presiding judge of the Unii < 'I ' * ' lt'a Hunromo court , savs the Pitt l in.r patch. Even heated on the bci.di. the golden caglo Happing its his head , and clad In the bilk r bt oi hia olllco , there Is llttlo of the j' ' l - < al about his appearance. It is Hit- h.ivy mustache , nearly white , that tl'S ' tlngulshos the ohlof-jiiHtlco from hl hrothorn and gives him u war-liUo Ivlf Ho is certainly the handsomest mtu.cni . tlio bench ; men and women agrco us tgf that. * There is a dlffcronco between the c/ar ot Ku.thiii ami a bare-footed beggar 'flit c/ur IHSIICS inanifcstocH. but the bt'ft.1" < - > ' ' fcst tocu without Ins shoca.