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WOMAN AND HOME.
ORE MONEY IN CANDY MAKING
THAN IN MANUSCRIPT.
tllnt for tlic Iloiuclmld An Undesirable
Habit Oiro of Lamps TToiiiiin'ii Friend
ship Her Specialty Gnotl Breeding.
Host on Inn Dissert Stray Item.
Tho 0110 or two literary friends I liml ml
vised mo to writo a novel, find give up nil
other duties to do it. I had not Mifllcicut
faith in myself for thnt, but was pcrsundtd
by nn cxticrioiiccd friend to write a seiinl
story of n melodramatic chnrncter, merely ns
a pot boiler, for to mako money hid bceonio
n stern necessity. As tho story hnd to bo full
of mornl pnrjiose, and would do good rnther
tlmn harm, 1 swallowed my instincts nnd be
gun it without tho smallest belief In my own
powers for writing sensational work. Never
theless, I was determined to llnlsli it; if not
good of its kind, at least 1 had not neglected
to mako tho effort.
' "Just ns it was finished there was a great
Stagnation in tho periodical trade, nnd I re
ceived tho manuscript back, saying that it
had not lccn rend because, in consequence of
tho dull time?, no mauusciipts were being
purchased. I then gavo up tun Idea of sens.T
tionnl literature nnd returned to Plainfleld,
N. J., whoro I hnd formerly resided. Tho
friend Willi whom I stayed, liko myself, was
short of ready money. In considering tho
means ot making it, sho suggested if I could
mako certain articles sho had eaten at my
house during tho days I was studying Gouffo,
tho could find a ready salo among her friends,
of whom sho hnd n very largo circle
"Wo tlovoted 1 worth of material to tho
experiment. Our though s turned only to
candy nnd candied fruits. Gouffo gavo ono
form of candy, which I had tried in former
days, liocauso I could not realize that sugnr
and water, boiled, could over 1m rolled out
liko dough. I sati-fied myself thnt it was so
nnd went no further Into tho matter nnd
thought no moro of it until reminded of it by
my friend. I experimented nnd succeeded in
tunking littlo square., or tablets of cream
candy, which seemed quito wonderful nt tho
tlnio. After many experiments nnd failures
I succeeded in cundying sonic fruit.
"Thcso wero sent out ns mi in pies by my
friend, nnd during tho interval I wont on ex
perimenting nnd succeeded in making candies
that made mo ashmued of tho sample. It was
.uggested, nlso, that English plum puddings,
for tho mailing ot wulch I had somo reputa
tion, on account of their keeping qualities,
would bo very likely to soli. My hostess at
tended to tho sale, took tho Improved samples
Of candies to Now York, mid found her friends
delighted with them. Tho Woman's ex
thango also took Ihcm. Sho returned homo
with orders for '1 hauksglving, to bo all filled
tvitliln n week, which, considering that I wns
only in tlio experimental stage, thnt wo hail
not a convenience nnd wore on tho top of a
bill threo miles from town, knew nothing of
waxed pniier or ulmond paste, or anvthlng of
Iho kind, wns simply appalling, for tho orders
wero for ninny pounis of candles nnd ninny
tthcrs for Christmas puddings and cakes.
wo know not ono must lw refused. Wo had
no Borvnnt nnd could got none, hut did get n
woman ut odd times during tho week t wash
up. Myself nnd friend worked fnr into tho
night from very early morning. For hours I
ttood balling sugar, pot after pot, whilo ns it
coolest slio worked It, then during any Interval
wo washed currants, stoned a few rnlslns or
blanched almonds, In short, working incus
lantly, not stopping oven for menls.
"Every order wns filled, nnd beforo wo hnd
time to look nroiiud, orders began coming in
ttguiii, and then thoy camo not only for arti
cles wo professed to make, hut, for many
Others. On" lady wanted macaroons, if nh"o
could liavo them. I hnd mndo macaroons
vears beforo, and as it Lecanio our business
to refuso no order wliatcfer, tho macaroons
wero experimented with, until such as would
roinparo wltll tlio best wero produced. Many
Of these wore sold nt tlio Woinnu's oxchnnge,
ts wns our enndy nlso. Hut lieforo Christ
mas, prlvnto or. crs enmu to thick thnt noth
ing 'ould 1)0 sent to tho exchange. For
Clirlstnms and Now Years, over sixty pounds
of French candy, ono link I red nnd odd plum
pudding, besides stingo cake, mnenroons,
pound cnlso nnd jumbles, wero ordered, and
veryon'er filled; wo worked for weeks, lie
toro and nftur Christmas, eighteen hours a
any, for tho demand continued nil through
tho holiday season. And wo candied our own
orange and lemon jhxJ, and hnd nono of tho
lids to lulior wo might hnvo procured hnd wo
Wtlclpated such sueecst,
"During Lnt, when thero was n lull, I went
torn fow weeks to New York, and read nnd
Diado notes on everything I could find on
confectionery in tho Astor library, Tliero
Wero few modern books of nuicji service, nnd
Jhen, for tho first time, I found my acquire
ment of Italian mid French stand ma In good
Itend, for I wns able to glenn somo vnluuhlo
Mens from old Italian and French eoufectlon
rrs. Dining this interval I was asked, by
tho owner of ono of Sniilou's plnys, to trans
late it lor her, as sho was not satisfied with
tho translation sho had. I agreed to do it In
tho bummer, nnd went back to my friend to
txerinient on tlio contents of my noto book.
"A fow weeks later I took n cottage much
nearer tho tlojiot, with the Intention of carry
ing on the business of milking plum pudding,
S.ikes, etc., tho next winter. Hut, menu
While, I translated tho play and turned somo
aote that I had ready for a lecture, which I
tound . Ltd not tho courage to deliver, into
Mno articles, afterward printed in Scrlbner's
Monthly. I then wrote 'Cult nro and Cook
lug,' nud neiit iny sensational story ngnln on
Its travels, ns t linos had become more pros
perous. This timo it did not come back, but
with tho iieceptnuco nnd a liberal check camo
an offer of steady work on n weekly journal,
provided I agreed to write only for that ono
periodical. This agreement wns made, with
tho privilege of writing for Cassell'it Mngn
tine, in Loudon, to which I hnd been soma
timo a contributor, and the engagement jus
tified mo in giving up for tho timo being tho
business of candy nnd pudding making en
tirely to my former hostess and friend, who,
by horeneii:y nnd business ability, hnd IioIjmh.
io largclj So make it a success," Catherine
Owen in Good Housekeeping.
An Undenlrable Ilublt.
A habit very common with a numlier of our
thoughtless voting ladies, who tlo it great
many thing quietly which they would not
liko to hnvu known of .nt home a hnbit de
serving of tho strongest condemnation Is
that ot promiscuous corre.oiideueo with gen
tlemen, whether the gentlemen be married or
single. Tho young ladies who find pleasure
lit tills hubit uo their en on any pretext
that turns up, and sometimes on no pretext
nt all. We nre not really Hire thnt this does
not como les under tho head of an iindeulm
Lie habit than it niii, for thero Is an indelicacy
nbout It quite amounting to iinmodety, of
which no girl who respects hcrnelf or who de
tires tho ropect of others wll bo guilty.
Thiso young letter writers, however, gen
erally get it lit reward for their thoughtless
nM or their culpability in the end. For it
their correiqKiiidoiit is a man of systematic
habits, (heir letters are docketed and tick
tfas.1, uud hi clerks havo as much of tv laugh
ovw-tliwu us they wjihj and .11 hu Li not. a
systemntlc man, then thoso letters nro nt tho
mercy of nny nnd every ono who chooses to
wnsto timo in reading them. And If their
corresxiidcnt is a married mnii, then his
possession of tholr letters, even of tho most
trivinl kind, places tho writers nt n dlsnd
vantage. Sooner or later, too, In thnt enfe,
tho letters fnll Into tho hnuds of his wife; his
wife, who, long after tho brnf corre.iond'
enco lias leeii dono with, usually remains
mistress of tho situation, reads tho folly or
tlio wickedness with clenrcyes, nnd holds the
writer not only in contempt, but in her
ower. No jxuiig girl can bo suro thnt her
corrcsKndent is not merely amusing himself
with her; and it is often tho case thnt her let
ton nro unwelcomo and a nuisance, and ho
does not check them nnd does reply to them.
not from interest in her. but mero uinnly
And when tho writer has recovered from
her folly, or forgotten nliout her Idleness,
thero is tho letter, in nil probability still ex
tant, in tho possession of somebody, sho knows
not whom, ready to riso liko nn nwful be
traying ghost after sho herself has possibly
undergone a chaugo that will make her face
burn, branded with shamoshould tho letter
over chance to confront her, or perhaps even
tlio memory of It Her motive mny bavi
been all innocenco at tho time, but it is left
forever under doubt; and, in fact, except in
tho baldest business affair, thero can bo no
excuse, and therefore no innocence, in the
matter of n young girl's writing letters to any
man not her personal relative or gunrdiau,
lor about most of these letters thero is an ml
tlinf.t.llllillACn l.l.ru.f n.n...l.w. In f ... I ...m H
nflfl 111 (lin nnil ttnl m.miuitiilAiit litmus.'
..u iiiiiiMnv uiiiuuiiviijk i v j iijiicuui. . ,
never thinks other than lightly of her on iso
count of them. Hnriier's Bazar.
Hints fnr tlio llou-eliold.
Salt and water clean willow funiiture.
For scraping kettles a largo clam shell is
To save tnblo scrubbing hnvo your dish
tnblo covered with eIiic.
Clean stoves when cold w.th nnv stove pol-
isii mixeil with nlum water.
, Tho foot of n conrso cotton stocking is su-
lienor to n spongo for bathing purposes.
I ry somo apples occa.sion.tlly. Fried npplcs
win rcmovo mo edgo from many a hard menl.
New tins should lie set over tho fire with
boiling water In them for several hours be
foro food is put into them.
Lemon juice and sugar, mixed vry thioV.
Is useful to relievo coughs and soro thronfc,
tt must m very acid ns well as sweet.
Siiots mny 1x3 taken from gilding by im
mersing tho nrtlclo in n solution of nlum In
puro soft wnter. Dry with sawdust
A littlo liornx ndded to tho water in which
scarlet napkins nnd red bordered towels nre
washed will prevent them from fading.
Plaster busts may bo cleaned by dipping
them into thick liquid cold starch clear
starch mixed with cold wnter and brushing
mem when dry.
Tho latest wrinkle for luncheons in Now
i ork is to servo tho soup In cups Instead of
plates, and tho china stores nre selling two
naiidiea cups lor tho purpose.
Plaster of pans mixed with water about
liko paste is good for closing cracks in stove
ovens, firebrick", old coal belittles, water pots
una n Great many othor tilings.
When tho noso threatens to bleed oxco slvo-
ly, it enn sometimes bo nrrested by putting
tho feet Into hot wnter, or by applying a
mustard piaster licit con tho shoulders.
For making hair oil that Is not Injurious to
the hnir: castor on, y: pint; Dj icr cont. nl-
cohol, Jpint; tincture canthaiides, itfounco:
on oi nergnmot, x draelims. Color too mix
ture a pale pink with alkauet root.
1 ho bottom of an old keg or butter firkin
makes it good mat tosetyourkettloou. Havo
one or two hanging near tlio dish table.
Mako it holo and put a siring through to hang
h inger mnrks may bo removed from vnr-
iifshod rurniltiro liy the list? of a littlo sweet
oil upon n soft rag. Patient rubbing with
ehloinforin will rcmovo paint from black silk
or any other mnterial.
Steel knives which are not in general uso
may lie kept from rusting if they are dinned
In a strong solution of sodn, ono part wnter to
tour or soda; then wipe dry, loll in (Viauel
mil keep in n dry place.
Ten stains are very difficult to got out if
neglecU-d. They should bo soaked in either
milk or warm water as soon as oossible. anf
then soajHsl nnd rubbed out, Tho next wash
ing will efface them wholly.
One of tho most common causes of stomach
ami bowel troubles in chllt'ren is thn common
custom tit feeding very young children pota
toes, rice ami nrcna iieiore their digestive iu
paratus Is capable of digesting these starchy
To tnko creases out of drawing paper ot
engravings lay the paper or engraving face
downward on it sheet of smooth, tmsu-od
white paper, cowr it with another sheet of
tho Rjuno very slightly damp uud iron with it
moderately warm llatiron.
Woman's Friendship fnr Wnniiti,.
In spite ot what satirists and sciolists may
have to say on the matter, so far us our wp
view has extended we hnvo always sen ono
woman ready to lio tlio friend of nnother
when sho has onco liecn plainly given to tin
ilerstaud that her friendship is rcutiliVd and
will bo of service, and wo should advise no
young girl, no young wife, nor woman of
maturer years, to seek aid and friendship, on
any occasion when she finds real Heed of thoso
ctuumoditics, from tho other sex if there Isq
good nud gentle woman within her reach.
The mother that is in every woman, that is
with her from the day lieforo her first doll
;itmp, and will lie with her lifter her last
Crnudbnby has dono with dolls, rises at nn
pen I, brings her emotions into piny, and nil
her resources with them, enlists all" her rner
gles, and makes htr ready to use every effort
for tho other woman, w hi ther in sore distress
or just in teasing trouble.
If sho feels thnt vice must not bosmiloj
on, that malice must lie checked, thnt jvtthr
wntcii lead to ileum must im made hard to
tread, shall sho lie kinder than or superior M
that nature which, in visiting tho sins of th.
fathers uihui thechildivnnsiilawof heredltr.
din's the same thing! i el where this mother
of pity Is not to be found in a woman or-
righteous call, nnd she neither feels nor r
sihiihU to tho cry of trouble in another, then
that person may lie it woman fair enough U
outward seeming, but in her heart sho is no
woman at all. Hariier's ll.ir.-ir.
Wo often speak of tho various dlffcrenccc
mental and otherwise, between man mut
woman. Among them all there is nono more
striking than this, that mini's work has lccu
highly specialized, whilo woman's has not.
True, soveral sinvlaltles havo Iwu evolved
out of her original sjiecinlty ns weaving,
spinning, baking, etc. Hut these new special
ties liavo mostly been given to men, not
women. To all intents and purposes wouv
has now, us always, ono ejieclnlty house
keeping. Henco tha Intense heredity of it. It U bred
In tho bone. Tho carpenter's son may fall to
Uovojop u lcclaj ujUtyJ) J$p. TSrkii.iu
wood; biAthesonof a long line of carpc"'
tore, whoso male ancestor on his mother
sldo wero nlso carpenters, would bs suro to
This case never occurs. Mnsculino specialties
are numerous. 1 heir specialties nre not one,
but many. Now, If it happens thnt ono of
those nncestors hnd n specialty particularly
adapted to transmission, which had lecomo
part of his naturo lefore his children wer
born, his tiosterity may havo inherited his
sp cinl nptitudo regardless of tho occupations
of their immediate molo parents. But,
course, it would nil tho timo lie diluted by its
mixture with aptitudes inherited through
In tho enso of woman, every circumstance
conspires to mnko tho sticclnl aptitudo In
tensely lioitsdltary. It Is ncqtiircd beforo tho
birth of children, henco it is always trans-
niittrfi. It has been transmitted, undiluted
from tho fetualo side through countless gen
orations. In a certain sense woman inherits
mnsculino nptitudes from her nialo ancestors.
but (dmost her only uso of them, is to trans
mit tiicm to lier sons. Henry J. Philpott in
ropuiar bcionce Monthly.
Light of tha Home.
If you burn your lamps nil night cleanso
them daily; otherwiso every other day will
Sweeping days romovo tho lamps from tho
room, and do not return until tho dust set
Bo sure to haudlo tho chimney by tho bot
tom; it is always cool there and the finger
murks will not disfigure.
In ny Mmo mako somo neat paper caps for
Keep your burners bright. If boiling them
onco In six months in sal soda will not do it
cast them aside anil buy new ones. Throw
away defective ones ns quickly ns a piece of
Ilcmemlier that wicks often liecomo can
died, work liailly and emit an ofTen-ivo odor.
io remedy vuis wash tlicni )iico In six or
tight months in suds, rlnso and dry.
bow to the wick a strip of red or bluo flan
nel just Ita width and length; it looks pretty
aim ennnies you to use all of tho wick whon
In purchasing lumps bo suro they nro well
put together If of different ma'erinls. Thoo
with transparent reservoirs nre moro ngreea-
uio ami easier to till.
Learn how to blow out a light and teach
your children, thus avoiding danger, n disa
greeablo odor und a smoky chimney. Turn
tue light down quito low. when a slight
breath from tho top of tho chimney nuts it
out, then turn up tlio wick n triflo, leaving it
ronuy io ngnt. listello .Wendell in Qood
Essence of Good Ilronllng.
When you enter n room nnd are presented
w mo nostess, ner reception or you proves
r.ar gooo orcedlng or her bad. Tho way in
fhlch her children meet vou the way in
which at any ago beyond tho merest baby
hood they speak and hold themselves is as
eloquent of their gentlo training or ungentle
its is n correct accent or a provincial. No
idiosyncrasy mars tho real essenco of good
breeding, and nil excuses made for lapses and
lesions nro mine. A well bred person may
lio ns shy ns n hawk, and her limbs may bo
ns nwKwaruiy hung together ns so mnnv
crooked sticks badly pinned. All tho samo
her good breeding will bo evident, and nel
thcr her shyness nor her awkwardness will
tell ngninst it. Though it costs her tho well
known ngonins to sustain n connected conver
sation, and though by tho very fact of her
shyness her brain will run dry, she will sus
tain it with the most consummato polit-noss
it not always with tlio most flawless fluency
bho will put a restraint on herself and talk
her best, bad as that best may be, because
sho is versed in tho art and mystery of good
breeding and thinks ot othors rathor than
lint an ill bred person, if sliv. Is simply
boorish, nnd tnkes no trouble to conquer tho
dumb demon within him. but gives way to
it nnd lets it conquer hint nt pleasure. You
feel that tho oxcuso mado for him or her by
thoso who want to smooth over asperities
with varnish that excuseof being so "dread-
rully shy" is no excuse at all. For you know
by exiierienco how sweet and anxious to bo
supple nnd at ease for all tho pain it costs
her can lie that well bred buudlo of nerves
and fenrs, who is ns timid as a hare and as
sensitive as a mimosa, but also who is a;
thoughtful for others as tho boor is disre
garding. Homo Journal.
Favorite Itostoiiliin I)cscrts.
Tho Ilostoiiinns nro fond of odd novelties of
the tnblo. A fnvorito dessert of theirs is to
hollow out n block of ice nnd place within
cubes of musk melon. It is cut up in tho
morning, placed in tlio ice, covered with n
block of ice nnd served nt 0 o'clock dinner.
Over this frozen melon is sprinkled sherry
and powdered sugar. Drown bread ice cream
is u fnvorito Boston dish. IIiq brown broad
is permitted to beconio stale; it is then grated
Into tho usual ingredients for ico cream and
is delicious. Huckleberry ico cream Is also
appetizing and looks pretty. It makes nn
Ico cream almost as black, nnd is it novelty.
Ilncklelicrry griddle cakes for breakfast and
fried sliced bananas are favorite dishes with
tho wealthy Bostonlans, ns nro nlso stewed
red currants. Almost nil fresh fruits are
cooked as breakfast dishes, nud stowed cu
cumbers nover prove injurious, whilo they
nre an attractive dish. Tliero is also at hand
to sip nil day on ico pitcher filled with cream
of tartar water sweetened. This not only
cools tho blood, but is a wonderful nervine,
as tho trench know, who invariably sip
sweetened water. Boston Cor. Washington
Tlio ladies hnvo done well at Cambridgo
and Dublin. At tho English university eleven
of tho superior sex havo succeeded in taking
mathematical honors, while in Ireland tho
degree of bachelor of arts has lieen conferred
on uino women, of whom four took honors.
Ono lady wns capped master of arts, nud an
other lady, who obtained the first placo in
the honors list in modern literature, was
awarded a valuable scholarship. Seventy
eight women presented themselves for the
mati imitation examination, nud of these
seventy ono passed, twenty-sot en obtaining
honors. Now Orleans Times-Deinocrut.
The ltuliy's Album.
An accomplished amateur photographer
has it set of rough Manila albums, each ono
devoted to ono of his children. Tho first pngo
shows the baby it day old, nnd not a month
'Misses without a picture of that child or somo
of its surroundings the nuiery, tho house,
its books nud playthings. On some vges uro
family groups in which tho child figures.
Beneath each picture is written the date, nud
tho album will constitute a curious record for
tho future, Hnrjier's Bazar.
Neglect of Women's Intoreit.
Tlio neglect of women's interests by work
men nnd their organizations is clearly n mis
take, even it looked at from tho most uncom
promisingly selfish point ot view, and the
selfish instinct ot the labor orgnnisttion
thould prompt them to aid an effort for tho
protection of women from undeqvty, al
though thoso who make that effort nro moved
by much higher nnd moro generous consider
ations. Now Yoi k Comiuercliil Advertbsar.
THE PIIINCETON'S gun.
HOW IT EXPLODED AND KILLED TWO
OF TYLER'S CABINET OFFICERS.
The Story as Told by n Sailor on Hoard
tho Vcsnol Tlio Sceuo Upon Deck After
tho Peacemaker Had Carried Out Its
AVork of Destruction.
Charles R, Lawrence, sitting on his door
step tho other night, his head enveloped in n
tightly drawn bandanna handkerchief and
his knees and chin but a few inches apart,
rnsred out tho story of tho Princeton from n
throat honrso with n twenty years' cough,
"It wns on Feb. 28, l&M," snld tho old man.
"nnd I mind it well, for I had a son born that
day. Capt Stockton built tho Princeton on
his own plan nt tho Philadelphia navy yard,
und after she was launched I helped to rig
her. I hen sho went round to W ashington
and lay nt tlio nnvy ynrd, In tho Potomac.
W hen tho 2Sth came sho steamed down tho
river, with tho president, most of his cabinet,
young jonn lyier, a lot oi senators nnd rep
resentatives, a dozen or two naval officers
and over so many ladies aboard, nil tho guests
or unpt btockton. Thero was fiddling nnd
flirting nnd dancing nnd champagne drinking
all tho way down. Officers on shore wero
mighty polito to tho wives of thoso that were
away in tho Mediterranean or cruising with
tho Asiatic squadron, nnd there wns no end
of fun nmoug tlio young folks. The president
wns merry, too. for .Miss Gardner was aboard
Her father was killed that day, but I saw her
on tho Princeton ngoin when tho vessel wa3
off the lottery at New York. Sho was Mrs.
lyier men, mo who oi me president. I saw
her again, n long timo afterward, nt John
lyler's homo, on Iho Jnmes river. Tho ex-
prcsident showed mo his children that day
and gavo mo thirteen gold dollars.
"Well, they fired tho Peacemaker twice on
tho way down tho river, and then overy
liotly went below to dinner. Thero was plenty
of chnmpaguo again nnd tho president gavo
tho toast, Tho Princeton's threo guns tho
Oregon, tho Peacemaker and Capt. Stockton,
and tho greatest of theso is Stockton.' At
last Secretary Gilmer asked to havo tho
Peacemaker fired again, nnd somo of tho com
pany followed Cnpt. Stockton on deck to j-eo
the piece 1 nded. Tho president started up
with tho rest, but turned back to hear his
son-in-law, Mr. Waller, sing n song. Capt,
Stpckton ordered Lieut, Hunt to mako ready
for firing. Old King was gunner and Barlow
wns gunner's mnte. They loaded the gun
with twenty-flvo pounds of powder nnd a
2115 pound shot Sho wns so big that you
could huvo crawled insido her and had plenty
of room to spare. Capt. Stockton stood
nearest tho gun, and tho cabinet officers.
some senators and a fow lnciips wero not far
away. The secretary of war walked off be
fore tho gun was fired. Capt. Stockton called
out, 'Stand clear of tho gun,' and then sho
was fired. 1 hero wn3 an awful explosion, it
cloud of smoke and n loud scream from tho
wounded. When tho simko cleared awny
every ono could see that the top of the gun
was blown off from trunnions to breech, nnd
two dozen people wero lying on deck. Capt.
Stockton wns hurt, but he jumped to his feet
nnd mounted tho gun carriage to soo tho
laniago. There lay Col. Gardner with both
legs and both arms gone, Mr. Maxoy with nn
arm missing. .Mr. Gilmer with his skull
crushed, Mr. Upshur with ono leg blown off,
Capt. keunoii with his wntch blown clear
hrough his body, nnd still n running, so they
said; tho president's servant, wounded so that
ho died soon after, and ever so many moro
hurt with pieces of the gun or shocked by tho
oncussion. beuntor Ucuton was hurt n littlo
and scared a good deal, and Senator Wood
bury's daughter had her pretty faco splashed
with tlio tilood of tho injured, Ono lady's
headdress was singed with a hot pieco of tlio
gun. bonutor Phelps' hat was blown off and
almost everybody on deck was knocked down.
THE SCENE ON' DECK.
"Tho ladies below deck didn't know whnt
had happened, mid,beforo they camo up flags
and canvas wero thrown over tho dead bod
ies. A senator said to tho president, ' You'vo
lost two of your cabinet,' and Mr. Tyler
burst right out a crying. When tho news
spread everybody rushed on deck. Capt. Keu-
non's who wouldn't bosntlslled until sho had
lifted tho canvas and looked at her husband's
body. Mrs. Gilmer sat on deck with dry
eyes, moaning and saying it couldn't bo truo
that her husband was dead. Thero was no
merrymaking on tho way back, except that
e of tho sailors broko in and drank up
what w-as left of tho champagne. Ono fellow,,
they satd, tried to steal Kenuou's watch after
it had gono through tho poor captain's body.
"Alter iho accident mo rrinceton looked ns
f sho'd been in action. There ,vas blood and
bits of flesh all about tho placo where tho gun
exploded; tho bulwarks were carried nwnj ;
tlio rigging wns tangled, and ono of tho yards
was cut clean through liv a big chunk of tho
gun, that flow up and went half through the
leek when it camo down. That pieco weighed
over 700 pounds, und there wns moro than
1,000 pounds ot metal blown off tho gun.
When wo lauded tho dead bodies wero taken
to tlio Into House. Copt. Stockton was
Irondfully cut up about tho accident, as tho
Princeton nnd her guns were his nets. Tho
ourt of inquiry cleared him of blame, but ho
never got over it, even after lio was mado a
commodore." St. Georgo's (Del.) Cor. Phil
AVIiero the Heirlooms Como I'roin.
Ono of tho largest dealers iu old fumituro
und brle-n-brac in Now York city told mo tho
nher day that tho principal parts of his sales
ere with tho Ixwg Island farmers. "You
don't tell me," said I, "thnt thoso hardlianded
tillers of tho soil havo tnsto for this sort of
thing!" "I don't, indeed," ho replied: "thero
nothing theylcnro less about, but they keep
constant supply on hand to sell ns heir
looms, with which they nro very loth to pnrt;
uud tho fun of it is," ho ndded, "that they often
get bigger prices than wo would dare to nsk,
and for furniture in a very bad state of re
pair, too. All wo sell out of our placo is put
perfect order, nnd nt a very lnrgo ex
pense, whilo theso old rascals get just ns good
price for theirs in tho last stages of dilapi-
latlon." New York Letter.
IVnbody Jamison is ono of tho most cour
teous men on tho road, nnd ho can bo polito
under very trying circumstances. Tho other
day while ho was riding iu a Clark street car,
it huly burdened with much more thnn her
shnro of avoirdupois entered. Pealnxly wns
on his feet in tin instant, but the space ho
left wns, comparatively speaking, woefully
"I nm very much obliged to you," said the
huly, as sho Imhtuced herself on the edge of
"Don't mention it," replied Pealxxly gal
lantly. "I nm only sorry thero isn't moro of
it," Merebaut Trnvoler.
A Riiggettlon for tha l'orts.
Cella Thaxtcr writes all her poetry between
4 nnd fl o'clock in tho morning. It would I
a good thing if some other poet would follow
her example. Tho habit would insure their
be.ug up in time to do an honest day's work,
anyhow, Somervill Journal.
THE LIMEKILN CLUB.
Ilrer Gardner's Ablo Address on 'vVomen,
It was two minutes after the triangle
sounded before tho smoko in Paradise h 11
would permit tho members to see each other
When it had nt lost thinned out Brother
"Nicodcmus Pembroke Scott, a local mem
ber of dis lodge, has crossed into Canady mi'
will not reappear among us. Fur do las' threo
mouths I havo bin expectin' somo sich climax,
nn' dis mawnin', when a messenger Informed
me dat ho had disappeared nrtcr failm' in an
attempt to shoot hiss-elf wld nn olo boss pistol,
I war not a bit surprised. Ho leaves a wile
an' two chiU'cn nn' about fifty creditors.
"What sent him off 1 Do samo reasons dat
am daily workln' to bring about nno'Jder
panic do same reasons dot explain do hun
dreds ob bizness failures tlo same reasons tint
am cripplin' do efforts of thousands of hard
workin' men to secure homes of deir own
family extravagance. No, you can't call It
extravagance; foolery am a better namo frr
it. Up to n y'nr ogo Brudder Scott was joti
bin' nroun' nnd mnkin' $1 n day. Den ho got
a situashun by which ho aimed $11 per week.
Ho was poo' off in de house an' had debts
hangin' ober him, but heah was a chance to
get eben. How was it improved? In lc3
dan ono month his wife was rigged out vridi
a $20 dress, twelve shillin' kids, a fo hat nnd
nn opera fan. Ho hail no peaco ob min' on
less ho obeyed her. In six weeks sho becalm;
too high toned to wash nn' Iron fur oder
folkses. In two mouths sho wanted a betttx
house, wld n red parlor carpet nn' cane sent
chn'rs nil nroun' do room. In three months
sho had to havo n black silk dress, gold brace
lets, a tony buiinet, kid shoes an' gold filliii'
in her teef.
"Dat foolery hns reaped its harvest. De
husband found dat ho was runnin' behind, his
home was belli' neglected- his wife was belli
gossiped about, an' in despair ho has p eked
up his feet an' slid out. It was do natural
result. I tell you, my frens, do tomfoolery
of do women. of dis kentry am strainin' on do
chalk lino till t!-e cord can't stan' much mo',
an' it um high time dat somebody sots his
foot down. De man who aims $25 per week
has somehow got do ideah into his head tlat
do world expects him to dress his wife as if
ho aimed a banker's profits. Wivts of men
who can't keep up wid deir house rent am
canterin' up an' down wid sealskin sacque
nn' $0 shoes. Wives of men who hnvo to
dodge do butcher nn' grocer an' tailor am
now selectiii' fall carets an' orderlu' $00
lambrequins. Wives of men who couldn't
raise $50 at do bank to save tier necks nm
rushln' to bnils an' pnrtios nn' bavin' deir
expensivo dresses described fur do benefit of
'Do so cnlled society of de nigo nm com
posed of false hair, fulso pretenses, debt dodg
ing an' base decepshun. Our rich people nm
distinguished by deir plain dress an' quiet
maimers. Do snides an' dudes an' dodos do
all do swaggerin', rush on all do colors an'
monopolize do biggest sheer of do street. You
waitl Do man who lives fur anoder ten
nrs will h'nr sunthiu' drnp, nn nrter de
drop takes placo do thousands of idiots who
now feel ashamed to admit dat dey doan
keep but two servant gals in do houso will go
back to deir cook stoves on' wash tubs an'
tnko deir proper places iu do purceshun."
Detroit Free Press.
(Alleged ads In Victoria paper.;
t anted An nmiablo and high toned
family consisting -of a delicate and shrinking
elderly widow who Is n small eater nny wny
nnd lins her menls sent in from n restaurant,
enn secure n comfortable homo with n supe
rior cook. No notice taken of families who
give dinners or who fail to tako nicked china
in n truly Christinn spirit. Address "Eurncst
Worker," forwarding credentials nuthentica
ted by a clergyman.
W anted An industrious and hard working
family who do their own cooking, wnshin
ironing, ashes sifting, dressmaking, mending,
dusting, sweeping, nursing, whitewnshm
lousecleaning, carpet beating, foncv work.
chamberwork, preserving, knitting, painting
n oils, scrubbing, wnx fruit nnd enre of tho
cow, nnd who hnvo an ngilo hired man to make
fires, fill lamps, snuff candles exerciso tho
pugs, clean tho silver, run for tlio doctor.
wind the clocks, tend door and shoo noctur
nal cats off the back fence, can hear of a good
opening with a lady whoso specialty is gen
eral housoworK. Address "Overtasked.''
Wanted A winning and modest appearing
malo baby, 3 months old, of unexceptionable
moral character, would like to avail himself
of tho advantages of n nurso. Baby's namo
is mostly "Tootsoy-Wootsey-Mnmma's Pet,"
but it can bo changed to "Bub," if that seems
to come handier. Cun refer to seventeen
nurses now in tho lunatic asylum with whom
he hns lived during tho post four weeks. Ad
dress "Littlo Angel."
Wanted A graceful and accomplished
family that moves in tho best circles and has
no poor relations that como to tlio house will
bo permitted to allay itself with a select
waitress; must furnish satisfactory pedigree.
Apply in applicant's own handwriting. No
notico taken ot letters not stamed with a
.1 . II lit... .11 l .
ciesi,. ru ira mm um not C01I10 over
witli William tho Conqueror will bo repulsed
with scorn. Address "Deportment."
Wanted A chambermaid who is about to
form matrimonial relations would liko to
procure a situation for a really deserving nnd
well behaved family, which has lived with
her for tho last twelve years. This is a rare
ehanco for a chambermaid in search of a
family that keeps its place and never gives
impudence. Salient sketch of family and im
perial group picture furnished on application.
Address "Orungo Blossoms." Cor. New
Not So Rnsy Sometime.
Ho was rather sentimental, and so was she
as they strolled nlong. Sho knew she had
him, but ho did uot know how far ho had
progressed with her.
"Do you liko sentiment I" ho said.
"Not too much of it," said she.
"How happy a fellow must feel when ho
has tho girl ho loves iu his arms, and holds
her close to his breast, and presses his lips to
"And anJ it's so easily done." said sho.
San Francisco Chronicle.
llrgnrilless of Coat.
"Young mnn, ' ho asked, "what is vour nm.
"To get rich, sir," replied tho young mnn.
lighting a fresh cigar.
"Not a very high aim. But whilo you nro
trying to get rich nren't you spending a good
denl of money V
"Oh, I don't mind the expense, sir. I'm
willing to got rich regardless of cost." New
That In, If He Wits Juiit Learning.
"Whnt was Nero's greatest net of cruelty r
wked tho tencher of tho class In history.
"Plnyin' the fiddle," was the prompt re
iponse; and the teacher let it go at that,
One or tlie'ltUIng Ones.
"My son," inquired the minister, "can you
repent the Ten ComnmndmeiitsP
"No, sir, but I can light a cigarette In the
wind tho flret trial" Detroit Free Press.
TItlPS FOR TflE GIRLS.
NOVEL VACATION PARTY LEAVES
NEW YORK ON FOOT.
Girls of tlio Art Students' Lenguo Who
Go Jogging Over tlio Hills A Collego
of IMiyslenl Training for Voting La
dles. A novel vacation party left tho city tho
other morning. It comprised n half dozen
members, nn artist whoso nnmo Is not un
known with his wife heading tho group, nnd
accompanied by n qnnrtetto of girls iu their
enrly twenties, two of them being pupils of
tho Art Student' dengue. Tho Bis nro cn
routo for the Catskllls. They purposo to bo
anywhere from a week to a month on tho
road. In n word, thoy nro going to wnlk.
A tramp trip through somo of tho most
beautiful though it may not arrogato to it
self tho titlo graudest-scenery in tho cast Lj
what tlio party, largely feminine, has in
mind, wnlking in tho cool of the morning and
in tho Into afternoon, sleeping in farm houses
or in an occasional barn If tho liny mows hap
pen to bo plied soft and high, nnd tho watch
dog bo not too 'attentive. Bnggngo hf s boen
limited to n small, light weight canvas bag
swung by leather straps over tho shoulders of
each, and the object of tho jaunt is tho enjoy
ment pure nnd simplo of n lapso into Bo
heiniaiiism. Tho women of tho party, "tho
gallant five," as tho homo stayers dub them,
hnvo adopted as accouterments for tho tramp
skirts of brown serge, undraped, ns light ns
possible nnd short, just reaching to tho tops
of high walking boots mado for tho occasion;
blouso wnists with scarlet sashes for pictur
esquo effect, brown sailor hats with scarlet
ribbons, oil of pennyroyal for musquito bites,
nnd plenty of pluck to last them tho journey
through. Alpenstocks nro dispensed with
nnd parasols left at home, tho old timo heat
remedy of a handful of broad, wet leaves in
tho kat being relied on for duty in timo of
Such a trip afoot is not a usual vacation
outing for n woman, but if tho project now
in contemplation for n college of physical
training for girls in New York goes through
it may in tho future bo as much a matter of
course ns it has been in tho past out of tho
course. Tho proposed school, tho plan of
which exists iu tho minds of somo of the best
known promoters of physical training in tho
country, will be, if oened, uiiiquo in design
and scope. A desirable up town west sido
corner has been "sjiotted," so to speak, money
is expected from ono or two of Now York's
rich women who havo tho prosjiects of girls
at heart, and it would not bo surprising if
building were commenced within a brief
period. Though nothing is definitely con
cluded, tho outlook is favorable.
So far as any plans have been precisely for
mulated, tho design of the now school will bo
to dispel tho popular notion thut tlio ill health
of woman is natural that they are tho vie
thus of functions whose exerciso necessarily
constitutes n sort of invalidism. Tho girls
entering will be treated according to Dio
Lewis' old theory that the microscopic misses
who swarm uliout our schools and chatter in
our streets lire tho curiosities of n "high civili
zation," nnd that women who givo free piny
to their lungs und stomuchs ought to grow
nearly as lurgo as men.
All pupils in this school of tho future.
which nmy Ihj a school of tlto present within
a year, will be subjected to n daily regimen
witli carefully apportioned exercise, with a
view of determining tho possibility of im
proving their bodies ns tho bodies of young
men nro improved in the German gymnasia.
A full curriculum of studies, probably of tho
academic or college preparatory grade, will
bo, it is thought, adopted covering four
years' time. Some restrictions as to dress it
is proposed to adopt, not iiiuoimtiug to' uni
form, but making short, loose, light attiro,
witli no pressure whatever about tho wnist,
and hygienic shoes compulsory, leaving tho
girls nil day long ns much at liberty ns boys
iu their gymnasium dress. Pupils will bo
measured on entering, and an average gain
of two and n half inches about tlio chest, fivo
inches nbout tho waist, one and n half inches
about the arm and an inch about tho forearm
is what is looked forward to as tho desirablo
result of the first year's bodily training nud
exerciso of tho typ:cul slim girl of 17.
That such a school would succeed Dio
Lewis' experiments at Lexington years ngo
demonstrated. Whether tho plnn, ns nt pres
ent entertained, becomes anything more than
n plan or not, there' is no reason why tho
average woman should not ndd ten-fold to her
enjoyment of life and out of door living by
cultivating tlio noble art of walking. A deli
cate woman, properly dressed, and who
knows how to walk, can walk twenty-flvo
miles of n summer afternoon without injury
when an equivalent amount of other exerciso
might produce serious injury. Walking is
tho natural and normal exerciso and hurts no
woman w ho sets rightly about it. A woman
who is unaccustomed to vigorous walking, in
onler to beconio it good iiedestrinn, should
look first to her shoes. These should lio broad
across tho forward part of tho foot, offering
not tlio least obstruction to tlio freo move
ment of tho toes. Tho heels should bo low
am! broad, and they should fit rather snugly
about tho heel and instep. Tho full dress
equipment should weigh upon honest scales
not moro than two and a half or three uomiife.
ami should hang from tho shoulder without
nny band, pinned or buttoned or laced nbout
tho waist. No woman can wall; in a coisjet.
Tho walker must bo comfortable enough to
bo unconscious of her nttire. A hnt Hint
shades tho eyes is in order.
bo prepared, try any dista"co that d
provo fatiguing us nn initial exjierimeut. It
will probably do from it milo nnd n half to
two miles, nnd must bo walked at n brisk
pace, threo miles and a half nn hour Winn-
good limit. When this can bo done without
ucho or foot weariness, nud a well woman
ought to havo no difficulty nt thn first t. fni
increase tho distnneo during tho leisure days
of tho summer vacation dairy, maintaining
tuo Nimo gnu, nnit iirteen miles n day for it
week or fortnight in succession. t-nntv.nt-.
miles on any occasion that demands it, will
bo found within nny ordinary capacity witli
n month or six weeks' training. Eliza Put
nam Heaton in New York Mail nnd Express.
Progress Iu Dress.
With nil tho faults that Woman's llrrvco lm
now, its gain in twenty, In ton years, has been
very great. It Is fur less flimsy than it used
to bo; has moro dignity, coherence, plan. '
Its tints, more or less pleasing, nro very
rarely displeasing, nnd tho modern nnMm. nr
carefully Inflowing nnd revealing tho .out
lines of tho figure is very successfully pni'. i,i
out, Tho clothing is
ported from tho shoulders; the stacks of liet
ticoats are dono nwnv with v.i n,i m.
underwear dofend tho sensitive skin, and,
though not nil shoes nre sensible, sensiblo
shoos nre worn, nud mny lo found. Some of
tho head genr is obtrusive in its vicieusness,
but tho usual lMimiet h Inniron.ii-. n.i .....,
close trinmess goes very well w'ith tho se
verely plain street suits. Providence Jour
Tho uso of truvellus' is to
Moil by reality, and instead of thlnklnx hotv
things umv Im io uvi ti,,,,,, " .
Johusou. ' ' '