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EUGENE CITY GUARD.
t. k cammelu rrenrleler,
EUGENE CITY. OREGON.
Thma are iwr hcli-jon dry, my lore)
These n our halcyon Uuynl
Oriole cirullnK the (Alee above,
Mppllug UuKliWr, wun echoes pror
BuillM oa the front of a favoring Jora
These an oiir halcyon doyil
The are our halcyon day, my !
Tbnv are our balryon day I
A world of blutuoini about our feet,
Toub blood bouiKllnir with rhyUimia beat,
While waltiing bourn lilt fair and floe
These are our halcyon day I
TbM are our halcyon days, my dear)
Tlimn ara our halcyon dayil
Clasp them cluw, for In dreama appear
Prophetic iliadee of a darkened year,
When low they will lie on aloneaouie bkr
Thi are our balryon dayat
THE CONNEMARA GIRL
Bar Dreea, Her Food, Her Charm ana
liar On Dream In Life.
The Connemara girll Blio weighs About
180 pound. She wean two woolen petti
coaU woven by herself, and over her bead
and serving the purose of both aliawl
and hood 1 a white petticoat, held in place
with ber left hnnd under her chin. Th
red petticoats reach only half way down
ber calve. The stride of this child of the
bog la amozonlnn, yet very graceful. Iler
davs are sueut In carrying seaweed for ma-
Dure, turf for the lire, and water. Some
time! the carries the turf a distance of two
ile on her back In a wicker basket Her
load usually weighs about 100 pound. Her
stocking have no aolua and alie la too poor
to buy hoea. Hut ihe wears the legs of
heavy woolen locking to protect ber
ealvea when the edge of the heavy petticoat,
wet with ea water, ami against them.
Her banda reaemble tauued leather, they
are so bardeued by toll.
The brown cow that browaee In the bog
la no more Innocent than thla maid of
the crag and bog land. Such a wealth
of color, auch satiny akin and such
vigorous health are not aeon In America.
In the evening, aftur this maldun baa
worked like a donkey, she goes bome and
eats a supper of potatoes (bulled potatoes),
nothing elae. Her father and mother may
drink a cup of tea, but this luxury is de-
tiled to the girl. The tea cost too much.
When the potato skins bave been fed to
the pig the Connemara girl beapa on the
turf, for there Is plenty of It there, and
Hods herself to sleep In the chimney nook.
Or. it may be, If there are vlaltors or neigh'
bora In the house, she will Hit or bum for
them to dance by on the hearthstone. This
lilt Is one of the quulnteat thing beard In
Ireland. ' The sound resemble closely
those of an Irish plw. Thuy are produced
by the vocal organs In conjunction with
the tongue. The tune is usually very
rapid, and the liltur catches ber breath fre
And what do you suppose the Conne
mara girl's dream by night and by day lsf
'lis that she may gather FJ0 together so
that she can go to America, the land of
catarrh and pneumonia; of Indoor work,
where she will lone her satiny skin and
splendid vigor; where her eyes will ache
foraaight of the Twelve 1 'Ins or Uoune
mara; where but, pshuwl she'll cross ths
oe when she gets her passage money.
f.ew York Sun.
On the Elevated Hoad.
But the prettiest illiiHtrntlon of all OO
curred on the Sixth avenue elevated road.
Men seem to consider It a little more their
privilege to be churlish on the elevated
roads than lu the uilace ears, aud a gray
haired woman, rcsioctably dressed, but un
mistakably a working woman, with a bugs
bundle In her arms, hod hung swaying on
a strap all the way down town lu front of
prosperous looking, carefully dressed In
dividual, with Ike Hiearaiice of a gentle
man, who was enjoying bis paper puir
utly unmindful of her discomfort A lady
came gliding down the, aisle In all the
freshness aud daintiness of a faultless
toilet, and at once the man folded hi paper
and reliiiuulshcd his place, with uplifted
bat and courteous salutation. The lady
thanked blm, and then turning to the tired
woman, whoae gray hair hml promptly ap
pealed to her consideration, the lady said,
with sweet graciouaucss: "Pleaso take ths
eat; you bave been standing longer than
"I don't want It," said the other, sul
lenly. "liut please take It," urged the lady,
with a still more gracious smile, "lteally,
I don't mind standing at ull."
"No," said the woman, a little mollified
by the smllo. "1 won't take It Just to spite
him. He meant that seat for a lady, and
he didn't offer It to me, anil I won't sit In
It," and so she rode on, itolidly clinging to
the strap. And the lady said, after it was
all over, "Well, I don't blame her any. I
like ber pride, but It was a little embar
rassing for me," New York Bun.
The Care of Shoes.
To tare your evening shoes and slippers
Invest In a pair of while Deuce lined arctlo
boots, which will cost fj, but save ten times
that aiuouutlncarrlage hire and medlciue,
Sot to mention the shoes theniHulves. Af
ter removing your shoes put them In cor
rect position by pulling up the upwrs and
lapping the flap over and fastening one or
two button. Then pinch the Instep down
to the toe, urlnglug the fullness up iuslead
of allowing It to sag down Into the slov
enly breadth of hulf worn foot gear. A
boot that is kicked off and left to lie where
It falls, or Is thrown Into the closet, will
soon lose shape and gloss. Helen Jay la
Ladles' Home Journal.
The Khedive's Wife,
The household of the khedive of Egypt
Is a happy one, for the khedive himself Is
sensible, kind hearted man, very popular
with his people and very fond of his wife.
She was the granddaughter of an ex-eullan
of Turkey, aud, it U whispered, holds the
matrimoulal rein rather tightly, and
kec so sharp su eye Uhu ber hiuband
that he has never lakeu a second wife, al
though the law provides that he, or any
other man, may have four lawful wives.
Wary J. Holmes In I-adlca' Home Journal.
Try a Milk Diet.
If you waut to get fut I tell you candidly
there Is nothtug will make you stout like
eating boiled bread aud milk. Emma Ab
bott told me that she was as thin as p wi
lls till ah coruuienoed taking ll, and Miss
Annaudale, the contralto lu the Abbott
company, also aaid there was nothing like
a supper of bread and milk for giving a fine
rounded figure to a woman. To Judge
from the apiersaee of these Indies, I
should say that they found the diet a suc
cess. Cor. Toronto MaiL
ashes fur Draperies.
Where draperita are used the ribbons for
tying them back or festooning them grow
wider and wider. lbguUr saab ribbons
are often seen tied in bow aa big a Yum
Yum' best aaah, and very pretty they look,
too. Not only are the laue edged curtains
to the dresser thus adorned, but such bows
are also tied to the posts of the brass bed.
Then Was He Ball Cease la It.
Daffy I hear Carson brought out
tils new play last night Did be make
Griggs No. The audience mad a
bome run. Muiiacy's Weekly
THE CRAB WAS THERE.
The Mtrn;e Adventure of aa Old O
tleiuan In a Street Car.
U'hsn a linnlvnrd horse car started
It. ...turn Irlll (mm tha ThlrtV-foUrth
street ferry it bore a happy family of four
children, with a thin woman In commaud.
One small boy of the party carried with
great solicitude a handk'.rchlef, which was
apparently filled with sand. This burden
wo laid on a seat mi J quickly forgotum iu
the Joy of looking out of the window.
The car filled rapidly, however, and at
length a benevolent old gentleman with
gold rimmed glasses and an ante-bellum
beaver cllmlied on board a:id sat unsus
pectingly down on the handkerchief. A
few momenta later tho small boy proprletoi
looked around in alarm.
"What U It, Miklef"
"Have you got de crabf"
An expression of alarm twined in and
out among the freckles on "Mikle's" face,
and be looked anxiously at bis venerabl
"lieen to the seashore, my little manf"
Inquired the old gentlumau kindly.
Mit we did We hriinir amiartof
up in a hunkyau' you're slttin' on de crab,
"Guess you've squashed him."
"What do you mean, little boyf" said
the old man, fidgeting nervously.
"Crab lu de Iwink, uud you're on It."
"Gracious mo, you don't say so," said
the horrified old man, and then he arose
quickly for a man of his years, gave one
glance at his sandy and crab colored coat
Ull and fled.
iVni.'m s I. id hnr"
"De bank bos gone." New York Trib
On the Train.
Mossom (to drummer sitting by open
window) Excuse mo, sir, but that open
window is very annoying.
Drummer (pleasantly) I'm sorry, but
I'm afraid you'll have to grin and bear It.
Ulossom I wish you would close it, sir.
Drummer Would like to accommodate
you, but 1 can't.
Ulossom Do you refuse to close that win'
Drummer I certainly do.
Ulossom If you don't close It I will.
Drummer I'll bet you won't.
Ulossom If I go over there I will.
Drummer I'll give odds you won't.
Blossom I'll ask you once more, sir, will
you close that wludowf
Drummer No. sir; I will not.
Ulossom (getting on bis feet) Then I
Drummer I would like to see you do It.
Ulossom (placing his bands on the ob
jectionable wluduwM'U show you whether
I will or not, sir.
Drummer (as Ulossom tugs at window)
Why don't you close Itf
Ulossom (getting red In the face) It ap
nea to be stuck.
Drummer Of course it Is. I tried to
close It before you came In. Harvey Iirown
Jr, In Life.
Cbolly Fashion (to custom house officer)
Now that you have discovered those bn
gllsh clothes In my trunk aud examined
them I should like to know how In time
you found that I was trying to smuggle
them. How did you kuow they were in
my trunk f
Custom House Ofllcer They are jo very
loud that 1 heurd them throbbing inside
the trunk. Lawrence American.
Chapplo You're not woahwlng any
joolry, dontcherkuow, Miss De Nood.
Iloie those beastly Americans didu't steal
yur diamonds. Kelluhs say all the ladles
on the stage ovuh there have 'em stolen.
Miss De Nood (Just returning from New
York engagement) Ohl uo. Thoy were
too heavy to bring in me luggage. Com
pany charged extra, dontchorknow, so 1
sent 'em on a freight steumor. Muusey's
"Why, what Is the matter with you, Mr.
Qulpr" Mild Marin, as she met Alouxo and
Ethel cojilng out of a confectioner's. You
used to be as (risky as a colt, but now
you're as staid as a family horse."
"MatUir enough," growled Quip, "I've
Just bee i brukeu." Chicago Tribune.
Worth the Money.
Mrs. Fouruudred (to her steward) I
think this charge for new potatoes in the
Steward (apologetically) Please, mum,
they was raised bou Mr. Ward McAllister's
farm, mum. They his very hexclusive po
tatoes, mum. Now York Weekly.
At the Theatre.
Strantir (to doorkeeper) You pass the
rnfesh, duu't your
Doorkeeper Are you couueuted with the
"Well, I've held several of thorn upl"
The Wrong Kind.
Boy Customer I want to look at some
Clerk Fast colorsf
"No, blame Itl I am a messenger boy."
8uRlvlenl Unto the Day, Kto.
"1 don't tmoke any more cigars tu the
"Isthstsof When did you stopr"
"This morning." Kpocli.
A September Idyll.
"May I kiss your"
It was In the orchard. She answered
him uot. Picking a leaf from a pear tree
near by she handed it to blm. He thought
be read her auawvr Leave.
Turnlug, be went hla way.
She gsjted at him In astonishment, for
she meaul her answer to be, "You have
Alasl and so It all euded. Ufa.
sued for III lint Wife's Support.
A case iu Maine is exciting considerable
Interest. A lVaobaoot woman was anut to
the elate asylum as insane. Her buabaud
procured a divorce on the ground that hla
wife was lururable and married again.
The first wife waa discharged as cured re
cently, but when she learned what ber hus
band bad done she beoajne helpless, al
though sane. Ths husband refuanl to sup
port ber, although he bad given bonds to
do so, and the woman is town charge.
The authorities are suing the man, who la
worth Vtt,0UQ, for her main t nance.
W0.IAN AND HOME
MYSTERY OF THE ACCORDION SKIRT
CLEARED UP AT LAST.
fteaalble Bemarks on Drew Dignity ef
Housework Women aa Farmer Train
the Girls" llauda I'atent for liable.
Bow to Wash Laee.
It has been the good fortune of report
er to find a solution for what has hitherto
been popularly regarded as a first class
mystery namely, the process of making
that manner of garment so beautiful to the
eye aud so dear to the fashionable feminine
heart, the wonderful "accordion skirt."
The method whereby the so called ac
cord ion plait is mode has been kept relig
iously a secret ever since the introduction
of the novelty. You can procure a skirt
so prepared from any dressmaker, dry
goods shop or sewing machine place; but
the work is uot done on the premises.
To begin with, there Is a good sized Iron
box without a cover, with parallel wires
stretched serosa it lu two layers, one layer
of wires below the other. The stuff to be
plaited Is first wet aud then passed through
the wires in and out, over an upper wire,
under a lower one, then over the next up
per wire, under the next lower one, and ao
on until as much of the material is taken
up as all the wires will accommodate.
These ups and downs of the cloth form
the lines of the plaits, aud behind the last
of the ptulta is a square iron bur running
parallel to the wires, which, being screwed
up with a powerful screw, folds up all the
wires compactly together like a book, press
Inn the ulalts Into the smallest possible
compass. It only remains now to dry the
material In that shape, and for this pur
pose the iron box is taken out of the oven
with a perforated top and permitted to
bake there, the moisture that evaporate
from the stuff going off as steam. When
sufllclcnt time lias elapsed to allow for a
thorough drying of the cloth, the iron box
is tukeu out of the oven, the screw Is un
done, and the cloth Is withdrawn beauti
fully plaited accordion fashion and ready
to be mode up. One Uultlmore man pro
duces several hundred yards of accordion
plaiting dally, and, inasmuch as the con
sumer pays fifty cents a yard for the work,
there must be a reasonable profit lu It. No
wonder it is thought worth while to keep
the method a secret.
However, It la likely that this monopoly
will be wiped out before long by the plac
ing on the market of a very simple contriv
ance recently Invented, which any woman
can afford to buy and will have ski II enough
to use. It wll cost less than (jl to manu
facture, will be sold for to, and will do to
perfection not only the according plaiting
but knife plaiting, the machine consisting
of a little more than two long strips of
brass adjustable to a tuble and a wooden
roller. Each plait, after being folded by
the mochiuo, is Ironed separately with
hand Iron, and the stud comes out all
ready to be put on to the belt, supposing
that It is intended for an accordion skirt.
Hut, of courso, many other things besides
skirts are mode accordion fashion nowa
days, such as canes, cloaks, lamp shades,
etc. It will be cheering news to the ladies
that the fifty cents a yard rate Is not likely
to be maintained very long. It will not be
a great while before every woman who
makes ber own dresses will perforin the
accordion process as a matter of course
upon the material she buys. Washington
Bonis Sensible Remark on Dres Reform.
You see we are grown modest aud feurf ul
of some nameless, imaginary moral evil.
We have become ashamed of the way God
mode us, and we coverourselvea up, just as
If the human figure were n deformity. Who
first Invented clothes which make men look
like stiff, forked, sliaieless forms? The
ancients showed the lines of the female
figure and gave a piquancy to its pliancy,
Its graceful flexibility. Today the women
put themselves in stays and load themselves
with hust les and stick themselves out with
all sorts of Improvements until they look
still attractive, but falsely, uuhumanly
attractive. I don't Isdieve the Urecluu wo
men, those from whose figures gisldcivue
were modeled, had a bit bettor forms than
the women of today.
The race in Cullforula is simply wonder
fill iu its development of anatomical
beauty, Judging by the display one sees
any day on the street. Hut it would be a
great deal more effective if the costumes
permitted the supple grace of nature to lie
shown. Every now and again the female
lecturer comes along to teach new fad
about dress and to air new ideas about
hygiene. The principle of all health is free
dom of action of the body aud plenty of ex
ercise, and the principle of health Is, curi
ously enough, the princlplo of comfort and
the principle of beauty of form. When In
the olden times men and women wore
clothe that looked odd and quaint iu cut
to us, if they sacrificed comfort It was to
apaaranoe. Wo sacrifice appearance and
get no particular comfort. San Francisco
The Dignity of Housework.
Clerks in the great banking houses Start
there as young boys, getting their instruc
tion, of course, from seniors. Something
of this kind prevailed In old times, when
young girls were taken "to bring up," and
were taught by the mistress of the house
aud her daughters. It la not convenient
now or always to have these apprentices,
Just as the changes In other busiuess have
done away with other form of apprentice
ships and indentures.
The orphanage and Industrial homes are
furulshlug a small measure of pupils for
euch occupation. There ought to be many
more. When we can make housework as
reputable as shopwork is considered to be,
tlieu there will be a change. Many ladles
now know better how cooking should be
done and can do It better than their hired
The enthusiasm for cooking lessons is
helping to put that branch of housekeep
ing on a more digulfled plane. The mote
the mistress, now, will know bow to do
about the bouse the more elevated will
that employment become In the eyes of th
woman who wants a service place.
W are really on the edge of change in
that reect, but we must take care that it
is not a shelving edge and that we don't
tall oft. A wife aud mother of moderate
means Is better employed In supervising
ber household aud ber children than in
w earing herself out and iuto an early grave
lie piimiliitf t -wliiir tiftMj-MiiM tit niub
their flu clothes, aud iu letting them grow !
up with an Ignorant young servant, while
she is sewing and sweeping and scrubbing.
Wouui as farmer.
Farmer who find the busiues profitable
owe much of their success to the good mau
agenut of their wives. It is conceded by
all that a farmer without a wife who Us
good hum manager cannot expect to mak
uiouey. Aa a general thing farmers' wive
are as skillful managers aa their huabauda,
and share almost equally with them th
burdcus and privations of fnru life. A
wouiau who hits bvvu reared iu the coun
try finds pleasure and health In overseeing
the dairy, the garden ami Ihe poultry yard.
well aa looking after her household du
When a farmer has such a wife he raa
devote bis entire time to his general farm
work, and at the end of the year the prollt
will be well nigh doubled.
1 her are In Indiana a great many wom
en who farm extensively and are aa skilled
lu the business a any of the meu. These ,
women have mad money out of the buai- i
new and would not give it up for any other '
calling. Marlon couuty baa quite a num.-
ber of woaiea who hav been giviug fartu-
mg muco tnougnt ana are equipped to
make the business a success. Many of
these ladies are members of the couuty ag
ricultural aocietlea, and their views are al
ways given as much weight as those ex
pressed by the male members.
Mia Ida Itlchardson, who was brought
op on farm south of Indianapolis, be
lieve that successful aud enjoyable, farm
ing depend largely uon the home man
agement by the wife. She would have the
wife be a helpmate to the husband in all
things; not a slave to work, but a woman
who takes an luU-rest In the affidrs of the
funn and manages the home so as to In
crease the husband's profits. She think
the country home Is, or should be, the Ideal
on. Indiauupoli News.
Painting with the Needle.
The nun of St. Louis, Mo., are famous
for their ecclesiastic needlework, which hoe
uo rivul In the world outside of Mexico.
Their favorite material Is a heavy cream
white satin, almost rich enough to stand
alone, and on this they paint actual ph
tures with their ueedles. They use bullion
thread only for the scroll designs that out
line the cloth or garment, and these are
particularly beautiful in dilgn, being
mostly copies of the scrolls that outline
the page of the most uoteil of the old
Illuminated missals. Their specially is
the embroidering of faces, which they re
produce with an accuracy and delicacy
equal to the finest miniature painting.
On some of their pieces they have copied
figures from tho best of the mediaival
stained glass, but generally they are more
modern in type, reproduction of faces aud
figures painted for the pursue by the best
artists among them. One altar cloth, made
to llll an order from au English cathedral,
was of the same cream white satin with a
broad border of gold needlework in a
design of oriel windows, and set in the
center of each oriel was a winded cherub's
head, each one studied after the face of a
real child, and each of a dilTcrent type.
These heads were ubout three inches in
dlunieter, and the brush of tlio most
famous artist could not have more perfect
ly reproduced their silken curls, their tiny
wings, their rosy, dimplud beauty, and the
childlike faith and adoration in all the
limpid, upturned eyes. Illustrated Ameri
can. Train the Girls' Hand.
It Is highly important in educating a girl
to he an efficient, self reliant woman that
ber hand should bo trained to bo usefuL
Of course the details of her education
should be arranged with regard to the so
cial position which she will probably
eventually occupy. In ordinary cases the
hand should be as carefully trained as the
brain; for to fulfill the ordinary duties
which fall to the lot of average women a
useful hand is almolutely necessary.
Girls, who have the advuutage of study
ing at our female col leges and highschools,
do not, as a rule, belong to the wealthy
and aristocratic circles where every domes
tic duty is performed by servants. The
irenerality of such girls will not, when they
are married, have a stuff of servants and a
housekeciier to look after them; they will
bave to be their own housekeepers for the
most part, with probably only one or two
servants under them. In such a household
as this the wife must assist if all is to go
well, and her head anil hands must be the
chart aud helm of the domestic ship.
As an assistance in acquiring manual
dexterity, such as Isoftcn required iu house
wifery, the teaching of some musical lu
st rumen t is not to be over looked. A trained
hand can always perform Its task, aud,
guided by un educated brnlu of average in
telligence, will soon learn to. perform any
ordinary domestic necessity well. New
How to Wash Lace.
In selecting soaps and washing fluids
sumo regard must bo paid to the texture of
the gisids to be treated. Cure must be ex
ercised lu sorting the goods, for lu an Intel
ligent treatment of different fabrics a large
part of the art of washing consists. Fine
hut's, for example, must be treated by
themselves. Very fine lace may be cleansed
and whitened by folding It smoothly and
sewing it Into a clean linen bag. It is then
immersed for twelve hours iu pure olive nil.
A little flue soap is shaved into water, aud
tha lace put into this and Isilled for fifteen
minutes. It must be well rinsed, dipj)ed
in starch water, and then taken from the
bag and stretched amf pinned to dry.
Ibices are sometimes whitened by putting
them in a bowl of soapy water and set ting
them lu the sun. Point lace can lie tacked
on a suitable doth, keeping all the points
stretched. Then, with a flue brush and a
lather of castile soap, it can be ruhlxxl
gently. When clean on one side the other
must lie treated In the same way. Then let
It bo rinsed in clean water, in which a very
little alum has been dissolved to take off
the suds. With a little starch water go
over it ou the wrong side, and then iron It.
When dry it must bo opened and set lu
order with a bodkin. If not much soiled
hu'o can be cleaned by rubbing in Hour or
rice powder. New York Worli
Patent for liable.
Women have patented many things re
lating to children, and a California woman
Invented a baby carriage which netted her
Children's toys form some of the best
paying patents that have ever been invent
ed, and the man who made the rubber ball
attached to a Utile rubber string cleared
$500,000 with It. The dancing negro baby
gave its Inventor an annual income of
000. Pharaoh's serpents, or those Jointed
wooden snakes, brought iu more than t50,
000, and there are tops which have made
fortunes. There is a little toy called the
wheel of life which Is said to have brought
5OO,0U0 Into the inventor' vest pocket, and
I10.00U a year is tho income which is re
ceived from the common needle threader.
Women have puteuted all kinds of toys.
They have made Improvements in baby
chairs, and one of the funny patents Is that
of a ltostou girl, which consists of a kind of
tricycle for dolls, patented in 1879. The
patent holds the doll upright and enable
the child to push it around the room on
wheels. Washington Cor. New York
Keep Houee In a Doarn Homes.
In Philadelphia there Is a little woman
who was left a widow two years ago, with
DO source of income and three small chil
dren to support, who today makes a very
flue living by a profession that is uniquely
distinctive. She Is a perambulating house
kcciicr, and has a dozen or more client on
her list, as many, In fact, aa she can com
She gnes from bouse to house making
weekly visits, and serving two and some
times more of her customers In one day.
Her duties are lnsicctoral and directors.
Fhe goes over a house from cellar to garret,
look after the linen, furniture, decorations
aud has authority to give directions to the
servants or resident hoiiNrkvrper ad lib.
She prcimrca a dally menu a week ahead,
audits the accounts of tradesmen and very
often hiw the entire upervUion over din- (
ner partiea and reception. No detail in
the management of a household escape
her, and her employers, without exception,
pronounce her a perfect treasure, for at a
comparatively trilling cost she takes upon
her own fair shoulders the worry and
bother of that portiouof domestic affairs
lilch are to Indies of fashion most Irksome
and wearing. New York Journal.
Drraa of English '
The English aeem atrangvly Indifferent
to dresa. One ran wear almost any kind of ,
apparel here and not exeito comment. 1 1
have seen things parading the street her
in Umdun that would create a riot in th
atalea, yet here nolssly paid any attention
to t he.nv The more grotesquely a man Is
elad the less atUtuttori he attract. At th
theatres oue remarkable lights, male
snd female. The women wear conspicuous
costume. At the Criterion one evening I
saw a scrofulou red woman clad in a fiery
red gown, the corsage of which was actually
plastered over with diamouils not real dia
monds, for very few Uidiea wear the gen
uine diamond to the theatre. In fact.lt
eem to be quite the thing to blossom out
in lioste. I have noticed that scrofulous
red females are all too common herein
London; the redder the face, the redder the
gown. Yet there may be philosophy In
this. I recollect that Mine. ModJika once
told me: "Kcd worn below the face deadens
the complexion; worn above the face,
heightens the complexion. If, therefore, a
woman wishes to subdue the color in the
cheeks she should wear a red gown or
plenty of red rihlions about her throat; oe
the other hand, If she wishes to give her
face a certain touch of color, let her wear a
nil hat or red flowers In her hair." Eu
gene Field's London letter in Chicago
A Monkish Omelet.
It I a remarkable fact that the epicures
of the world should lie so largely indebted
to the French clergy for tho luxuries they
...i,. Tun Inn kivMiuni at Mont St. Michel
are at daggers drawn to this day respecting i
the right sort of omelet to oe put uerore a
hungry traveler who comes their way. One
Is Itldel, who holds out for the old Gallic
omelette nux fines herbes, while Poulard,
bis rival, conteud that the genuine article
Is an omelet the secret of which has been
transmitted down through ages by the an
tique religious order of the place. Such
rivalry is an honor to either party. I have
tasted both dishes, and it is difficult to de
cide between them. Perhaps that of th
monks is the more epicurean of the two.
It Is easily prepared. The whites and th
yelks of tho eggs are not mixed. Th
white are flogged up to a creamy consist
ency, to obtain which much elbow grease 1
required; the yelks are only slightly beaten.
The whole Is poured Into the frying pan
and a large lump of butter put in at the
same time. After cooking for two minutes
the result Is a miracle in Its way. Pari
Cor. Chicago Inter Ocean.
Uow Agnes Booth Live.
"There is one thing I am very particular
about," continued Mrs. Booth, "and that
is my morning bath. I bathe to my waist
In cold water, hut the rest of my bath 1
made In a warmer temperature tepid wv
ter. I go out for a drive every day In th
year-iu winter at 1 o'clock, but in sum
mer later and there is one other habit
which I never neglect, and to which I think
my good health Is partly due, I take od
all my clothes and regularly go to bed
every afternoon for at least one hour."
"Hut when do you find time to look after
new gownsr" I asked, noticing at the same
time that, although Mrs, Uooth was in a
morning dress, it was of a very pleasing
".My gowns!" said she, with a glance ol
absolute contempt for the subject, and
then, In tones that were almost confiden
tial, as if she disliked to admit the weak
ness of the sex in general in this respect,
she said: "How women can spvni their
days in shoiis as they do Is beyond my com
prehension. Why, tho bad air stifles me,
and the consequence is i never suop.
New York Press.
IlaruilcM for the Complexion.
A mixture of honey, lemon juice andeau
do cologne U exceedingly useful to whiten
tho hands when discolored by sun, wind or
work, and may be kept mixed for the pur-
pose in a small toilet jar. Take a wine
glassful of each iugredlcut and mix well;
then pour into the jar aud keep tightly
corked. This muy be upplied uight or day,
and the Inside of tho lingers rubbed with
pumice stoue. Herald of Health.
Miss Mattle Mitchell, daughter of Sena
tor Mitchell, of Oregon, has the reputation
iu Paris of being the most U-nutiful Amer
ican woman who bus ever Iweu seen iu that
beauty loving anil beauty drawing city.
Another very handsome Americun girl
abroad is Miss Ella Russell, who has many
accomplishments, aud who makes her ap
pearuueo iu grand opera at t'oveut gar
den during the seusou.
It Is said that Lndy Puuncefote, wife of
the Uritish minister at Washington, was
much amazed when, iu answer to an in
formal aunouncement that she would beat
home on a certain Saturday afternoon from
4 tori, 1,400 visitors presented themselves,
most of whom insisted ou shaking hands,
although she hod never before heard of
The postmaster general' attention ha
lieen culled to the condition of about a
hundred women employed in the mail bag
repair shop at Washington. They are com
pelled to mend forty lugs daily for X) per
month. The work Is hard, the building
uuhealthf ul and it U claimed that as a con
sequence many of the women become sick
Among the popular colors there Is the
old fashioned shade known as buff, but
now called "butter color." Another old
acquaintance Is puce, but its former crude
ness issofteued toau agreeable shade of
heliotrope. "Ophelia" is a delicate shade
of pinkish mauve, which Is a good caudle
light color, as it lights up well.
Famous a a Lockplcker.
Some thirty years ago all the papers
were celebrating the exploits of "Ilobbs,
the lockplcker." The wits of the day mod
many good jokes over the way in which he
beat the English experts, and even John
O. Saxe told bow
At riding and sailing
And picking their locks we gave them a whal
ing. Well, Alfred Charles Hobbs, long in com
parative obscurity, receutly died at Bridge
port, Conn., where
be was superin
tendent of the
ny. Nearly forty
years ago Mr. Ura
of London, put In
his show window
a lock and a stand
ing offer of SOU
guineas to any one
who would open it
without a key.
Mr. Ilobbs studied
It carefully from C. nouns. .
the street and then entered the shop with
hi little "picker" concealed In his right
hand and asked to look at the lock. The
clerk banded it to him, turned around and,
hearing a sharp click, was surprised to see
Mr. Hobbs standing with the lock open in
There was a loud cry of astonishment,
and as the news spread every expert la
Ixmdon wanted to see Mr. Hobbs at once.
He opened the lock again In the presence
of a committee of them named by Mr.
llramah, who then paid the 900 guineaa
The American was the lion of the hour.
Urown, Shipley & Co., the well knows,
bankers in Loudon, had a lock Invented by
one of the Ann which they proved by
mathematics to be proof against all pick
era. Mr. Hold opened It in five minutes.
Mamma Sit down, Willie. Do yoa
hear mef (Five minutes elapse.) Willie
Jones, If you don't sit op you may leave
the tablet Harper's Bazar.
Mis Nellie Arthur, daughter of th late
Pmudeut Arthur, baa becom a pictur
esque young lady, with a brilliant com
plexion. Urge, soft brown eyes, a gracaful
Ogura, and an oriidaal and effective Ut
la droav '
BACK FROM HIE T0.1
Are These Ghost Stories
Worthy of Belief?
A Murdered Beauty and lt
Haunted Hla Waking and Bleeping
Hour People Who Hav Been an Ex
As long as the world lasts people will
claim to have seen ghost and other people
will assert that the claimants have been
the victims of self delusion or of deceptions
originating with Interested parties.
Bo the controversy will go on, never set
tled according to established rules of evi
dence, but at tho same time possessing a
fascination both for the scoffer at and the
believer in supernatural appearances.
Two cases now challenging the publle
verdict are of more than ordinary lm
n.,n, Th flint la that of Millionaire
John Anderson, a New York tobacconist,
.li.wi in Pin-la a decode atro. and whose
strange experiences are being recounted In
court during the progress oi a sun Drougun
by his daughter, Mrs. Laura Appleton, to
secure one-fifth interest in the Plaza
hotel site, which belonged to her father.
The litigation in itself would not attract
general attention were It not for the strong
side lights of supernaturalism thrown on
the stage of the Inquiry.
More years mo than most folks now liv
ing care to remember, Anderson bad as a
clerk In bis cigar store a girl namea aiary
Rouers. who was celebrated for her beauty
and fondness for unrestricted pleasure. One
dav stranirers found her mangled corpse in
Wechuwken. The subsequent hunt for the
murderer agitated the whole country, ana
the reader who Is desirous for the details is
referred to Edgar Allan Poe's story, "Marie
Koget," in which, under a thin disguise of
fiction, the facts are presented wltn starv
llnn vividness. Anderson, as well as others,
was accused of being the assassin, but no
absolute proof could be brought against
him. He was married, tne lutneror a ram
lly and not happy in his domestic relations.
A fnvorlte sou named William died young,
as bo claimed, because of the mother's neg
lect. A separation followed, and tho old
gentleman "took up" with un actress, who,
despite the illegality of their connection, is
said to nave maue nts last uays comion
nhln. The tragedy of Mary Rogers' taking off
and the death of "little illie" materially
chunued John Anderson's mental view.
Ho began to dream dreams and to have
visions. Waking or sleeping the pretty
ciuar girl and the lost son wcro his con
stant companions, and the fact that he
claimed to see thorn and that he frequently
called his friends' attention to their pres
ence is one of the collateral factors in the
present complicated litigation.
The case of Tom Guthrie mny more
largely interest those engaged in psychical
research, because the appearance of the
apparition Is vouched for by several repu
table witnesses. In 1872 Guthrie, a negro,
just about of ace, slew Joseph McXcal, an
octogenarian, white, who protected his
feeble old wife from criminal assault. The
assassin was captured, tried and hanged
after making confession. On tho gallows
Guthrie closed his farewell speech with the
TOM GUTHRIE'S GHOST,
remark, "1 will come again." Several
weeks after the execution boys at play near
the building where the body hod been dis
sected heard a voice assert, "I am Tom
No further disturbance occurred until
recently. Now it is claimed that the ne
gro's shrouded skeleton haunts the scene
of the banging and of the murder. Writ
ten statements have been made to this ef
fect by at least three persons. Dr. Addi
son Harlan met the spook and fired at it
without effect. Professor Thomas Halley,
a well known music teacher, encountered
It while returning from singing school,
and Harrison Gentrey, a planter of excel
lent reputation, while driving to a train
"saw in the road before me Tom Guthrie
as plain as I ever saw blm In life. He
pressed his hand to his neck and shook his
bead, and while I looked at him began to
disappear, aud in less than half a minute
there was nothing where he had been
Look Out for the Children' Eye.
Whenever a child complains that its eyes
ache it should not use them for reading or
study. From study at these times comes
many of the weaknesses of the eyes so prev
alent. When these diseases prevail it may
be best to keep the children from day and
Sabbath school. Dr. G. G. Gruff.
To Get Rid of Oil In Hair.
By washing your hair with a weak solu
tion of borax, the excess of oil in it may be
considerably reduced. It must not be used
more than once in two weeks; applied of
tener, the borax will cause the hair to be
crisp, harsh and very liable to break off or
fail out. Herald of Health.
Catherine Cole, nf The X OrUm P.
TUUe. MVS that in eduratlim In nhiUn. 1
thropic work and in the matter of earning
a living women bave a better chance in
Mississippi thou anywhere else in the
Gen. Phil Sheridan' threa littla dsnch.
ter are day pupils at a Catholic convent la
Washington. The eldest, Mary, 1 M, and
looks very much like her father. .
LilDN'V WORK AFTER SUPPER.
How Senator Kvart Found th Km),,,
(.'upselty at a Kuril I Hired Man.
Up In Vermont it short time ago I
liranl it story of Willliuu M. Kvurta, the
senator. stHtesiii.in and lnwyerwlio d;.
ikn Now England evory summer with
Ills agricultural ability lis iiiucli as he
doc New York und Washington In the
winter time by Ills political profundity.
One of tlio hungers on around lii
Immense stock farm was Ivory Hall, a
big fellow who could eat more and do
lem work than uny other man ever
known In that region. 8tor!es nlxiut
Ivory's wonderful capacity for food
came to the ears of the senator, who
discrediting them made up his mind to
put the to puted champion to a test
He accordingly hired tho gormandiz.
lug giant for a day, and sat him down
to the breakfast table preparatory to
going alleld. Food enough for five
men was brought on, and Hull had no
trouble In clearing tho board.
"Now, Ivory," sold tho polysyllubio
orator, "we have a long way to go to
the field, and U you don't mind I
should like to have you eat dinner at
this time, so you need not come clear
back to the house."
"Jes ez leave take my dinner now ez
any time," was the willing response.
Again the table groaned under tlio load
of provisions, and again Ivory swept
all before him.
"See here. Mr. Hail," said the ad
miring statesman, "our supper hour hi 5
o'clock, and I want you to work later.
Do you think you could take your sup
per now, too, so as to work until sun
"Sartin," came the quick answer.
"Supper and dinner and breakfast are
all the sumo to me. I can alios eat
For the third time fresh dishes were
produced, and great roasts and stews
forthcoming. Plate after plate of Ver
mont beef and cabbage and onions and
potatoes went down the greedy gullet
of the hired man, and after these came
puddings and pies and cakes enough to
stock a bake shop. Not a moment did
Ivory relax until every dish was clean.
"If you ore ready now, Mr. Hall,"
suggested tho duuifounded orator, "we
will go to the field and I will show yoa
where to work."
Then Hall looked at his employer for
fully a minute, rubbed his abdomen
lovingly and said :
"Naw, J guess not I bean't in the
habit uv workin' arter supper." Bos
Cheap Turkish Baths,
Cut rates, or "scalpers' " rates for a
Turkish and Russian bath establishment
is rutlier a now enterprise, Isn't itf The
"scalper" and ticket speculator has
been known to theatre goers and trav
elers on the railroads, but I think I can
safely assert that there are not five
hundred people out of the million and
a half who are residents of this city
who ever heard of a cut rate ticket for
a Turkish batk
Competition In this industry seems to
be followed with tho usual result how
ever, for on entering a prominent sa
loon up town this card in relation to
one of tho most widoly known Turkish
baths of the city attracted my notice:
"Tickets for Turkish and Russian baths
at No. sold here for 75 cents." I
asked the bartender if the bath had
changed its rates, which have for years
been 1. "No." he said ; "if you go to
tho bath you will be charged $1 for a
batli. We sell the tickets at cut rates."
-Now York Star.
"Oh, those delicious thiiiibloberriesl''
exclaimed a lady ut a picuio. "How I
wish I had somol" A geiitleman of the
party immediately scrambled after
them, through briars and over logs,
bringing several berries back In tri
umpli. But the lady was wearing very
light and delicate gloves, and no sooner
did he see her doubtful glunce at her
hands than he stooped and plucked a
smooth, satiny leaf, into whose crinkled
heart he poured the berries, and handed
them vividly scarlet against the pale
green of the leaf to her. Now I call
that a delicate and charming attention.
He was not a dude, but a good, sensi
ble business man. It was a trilling epi
sode, ifyou will, but between you and
me, there is not one man in a hundred
who would have thought of it West
How often do we see people tramp
ling about in the mud with shoes soak
ed through, and how often do such
people when the return home sit down
by the fireside and permit their feet to
dry, without changing either stockings
or shoes. Can we then wonder at the
coughing and barking, and rheumatism
and inllammationl Wet feet most
commonly produce affections of the
throat and lungs, and when such dis
eases have once taken place, "the
house is on fire," danger is not far off,
therefore every one, no matter how
healthy, ought to guard against wet
feet New York Ledger.
The Country Crle for It.
Professor Strabismus Now, young
gentlemen, you have heard a brief ac
count of the condition of trade in this
country. What Is our most pressing
need? Mr. Bloxem, you may answer.
Bloxem A really good five cent
Daughter But pa, all the people
whom Mr. Nicefello has dealings with
speak of him as a perfect gentleman.
Practical Pa That's because the
young fellow is such a tool that he
never knows whpn he's being swindled.
Wanted to R Made Whole.
"You must bear in mind at all times,
brethren, that faith will' make you
whole," said a speaker at a religious
And just then an old sailor with one
arm and one leg gone stood up and
said he'd try some. Life.
Wben a person tells yoa that the
Isthmus of Panama is a "perfect para
dise" cite him the fact that no child
born in Aspinwall. one of it chief cities,
has ever lived to the age of 21, unless
he bad emigrated to come more eoo