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    LEXINGTON WEEKLY BUDGET.
VOL. 2
LEXINGTON", MORKOW COUNTY, OREGON, THURSDAY FEB; (5, 1890.
NO. 19.
PUBLISHED EVERT THURSDAY EVENING
BT
SNOW & WHITSON,
TKRMS OF SUBSCRIPTION:
One Tear, ..... $1.00
Six Months, ...... go cent.
Invariably In advance.
Bates of Advertising:
On square (ten linos or Inns), flint Insertion
11.00; aach subsequent Insertion, 60 cents.
Bprctal,mtes with regular advertisers.
All transient advertisements must be paid (or
In advance. .
Job Printing
Of every description executed with neatness and
dlspatoh.
F. SHIPLEY, M. D.,
PRAGTITIONKK OF
Medicine, Surgery & Midwifery,
Rogtstorcd.
IIEITNE R,
OKEUON
JJ P. SINE,
Attorney-at-Law and Notary Public,
LEXINGTON, OREGON.
Attorney for the North American Attorneys
anil Tradesmen's Protective liuiou of Connec
ticut. pRANK KELLOGG,
Attorney-at-Law and Notary Public,
HKPTNER, OREGON.
Money to loan on Improved (arms. Oillce In
Klrst National Bank.
Q C. BOON,
Constable and Collector,
LEXINGTON, OREGON.
Will attend to auctioneering.
JJRS. KATE PARSELL,
Notary Public and Conveyancer,
ALPINE, OREGON.
Heeds, Mortjratfus and all others Lcjrnl Instru
ments car -fully drawn. Applications for State
and School Lauds made,aud reunions obtained
JJIRANK H. SNOW,
Land Agent and Notary Public,
LEXINGTON, OREGON.
FillncH taken on government land. Real
estate advertiHfd and sold on coinmisHion. New
coineri are Invited to call and be tilled full of
solid facts about the ad''antap:e of Morrow
country. Oltice hour f.om lk. M . to midnight,
BuiMiKT building.
R. LIEUALLEN,
GENERAL .- BLACKSMITH
And'IIorseshoer,
IS ALWAYS ON DECK AND PREPARED TO
1 do anything in his line In a nest and work
manlike manner. Horses shod with care and
accuracy.
Shop on 0 St., Lexington, Or.
G. W. BROCK,
REPAIRING IM)NK.
Arcad Street, Bet. C and D,
Islington, ... Oregon
ELKHORN
NELSE M1GNUS0K, Proprietor.
I.EX1NQTON, OR.
HORSES BOARDED BY THE
DAY OR WEEK.
'OatHU Furnished for fommercUU
t Reasonable Ratos.
U. KINDS OF THRNOUT3 AND RADDLK
Horses at the disposal of pauooa.
Livery & Feed Stable
WILKIE COLLINS.
ttm Gt Five TIioiihhihI Guineas for Tils
Novel "Armadale."
Tlie highest price which Wilkio Col
lins ever received for a novel, says Ed
ward Yatus in Urn New York TrUiiiue,
was 5,000 guineas, which was p:iid lo
him for "Animtliilu" hy George Smith
iH'foro a lino of the story, which oi'iyi
nally appeared in tho Vornhill Mmjii
zinc, hail been written. "Armadale"
has never been a favorite with the pub
lic, but it is a very powerful book, and
a story of the most absorbing interest,
and Dickens expressed a high opinion
of it. Just after the bargain had been
concluded between the author and the
publisher there was a discussion at the
Athena-uni one afternoon about book
juices, during which Hayward very
acrimoniously maintained that George
Smith could not possibly have paid any
such sum to Wilkin CuMins, and after
lie had ranted on the subject for some
time Dickens turned lo a friend and
whispered: "Can you wonder now
that that man is so generally execrat
ed?" Thackeray, only a short time
before his death," congratulated Collins
on tho transaction and told him that ho
hail never himself made as much as
5,000 by any of his books. The pur
chase of "Armadale" was not a prollta
ble transaction for Mr. .Smith, but
"Komola" proved a still worse bargain,
as 7,000 was paid for it, and of the
lirst expensive edition only some 1,500
copies were sold. The statement that
Collins has left copious reminiscences
ami numerous MS. stories is incorrect.
During tho last few years he received
several proposals on tho subject of
reminiscences, but declined to cuter
tain them.
Wilkio Collins, to those who met
him on his visit to this country, was a
very curious personality," says a vete
ran theatrical agent in Ihe Philadelphia
Jniitinr. "I shall never forget the
lirst time that I came into coniinuniea
liou with him. It was in December,
IKT.'k I had gone after midnight into
tho bar of what was then Tommy
Ryan's hotel, at the corner of Broail
way and Union square, New York, and
is now tho Morion house, Perched on
a high slool before tho eating counter,
with his knees drawn nearly up to his
chin, Wits a little man in solemn black
clothes. Tho position in which hesat,
his small body, his largo head, his
strong features, his gold spectacles,
anil his bushy hair and beard, then
showing more silver than black threads,
woidd have attracted anybody's at
tention, lie was eating an enormous
moss of roast oysters and drinking
Dublin porter. Presently Mr. Dolby,
who was lirst known in this country lis
the man who brought Charles Dickens
over hero for his reading tour in lMtiH,
camo in, and the little, gray man
hopped off his stool to join him in a
drink at tho bar. I knew Dolby, anil
Dolby's friend was introduced to mo as
Wilkio Collins.
The Pampero.
A strange natural phenomenon is the
pampero, a South American storm
wind, w hich is described by the author
of 'Hearts of Oak," who lirst made its
acquaintance during a stay at Monte
viedo. A light breeze had been blow
ing from the northeast, but had stead
ier increased in force, and brought with
it the heated air of the tropics, which,
passing over a treeless pampa country,
exposed to the burning sun rays of a
clear sky, so warms up the atmosphere
on the shores of the Kio do hi Plata
that its effect upon human beings is ex
ceed in glo bad.
This slate of thing generally lasts
for a week or longer, until tho stilling
lieat becomes unbearable and the in
habitants are seen resting in grass
hammocks or lying on bare floors, in
capable of exertion. However, relief
is close at hand. A little cloud "no
bigger than a man's hand" is first seen
to riso above tho waters, then the
heavens grow black with clouds, and
the battle of opposing winds begins.
The pampero advances with its artil
lery well in front; forked Hashes of
vivid lightning, followed by peals of
thunder, bear down upon the foe. who,
quite up to the moment of attack, is
lierooly discharging its uery breath on
the surrounding regions. The inhali
itants now climb on the azotcas, or
Hat roofs, to watch the struggle and to
be the lirst to participate iu the de
licious relief brought by the pampero
to their fevered bodies.
Far out on the river a curious sight
may be seen; the opposing waves.
raised by the rival winds, meet like a
rush of cavalry in wild career; their
white horses with foaming crests dash
themselves against each other and send
clouds of dazzling spray high in the air;
this being backed by an iuky sky ren
ders the scene most imposing.
Gradually the northeaster gives away,
followed closely by its enemy, the pam
pero, which throws out skirmishing
currents of ice-cold wind in advance of
its linal onslaught. Then comes a roar
of the elements, and a deluge such as
no one would willingly encounter, and
cooler weather is established for the
time being.
German Colonies in Texan.
German colonies are forminrr In
Iowa, Kansas, Illinois, and some other
states for buying lauds and settling in
Texas. A colony of 125 families from
Westphalia, Kan., is aljcut to settle in
Cook county. 'Texas, their purchase
consisting of 22,000 acres, the consider
ation being $222,000.
lie Hun Arrived.
Paid the frrsr, in a voiee that was ho'.lowl
Ob, m 1 ln '. )al Im'k iikc a lijiiai"
In n-l haul 0i4-tirk:
"I am off Ui .New Virk
To bukkohI a oew style for a collar."
-Ufa.
M1SS1XG LINKS.
There aro more than two hundred
lawyers practicing iu Seattle, Wash.
A citizen of North Hampton, N. II.,
has been a justice of the peace fornion
than fifty years.
Kmpcror William of Germany ha(
boycotted his haberdasher for sending
him a pair of French kids.
The emperor of Russia has increased
his chances of a sudden and violent
death by learning to play the cornet.
Buffalo Hill and Hosa Honheur have
become great friends. Tho former if
taking lessons in oils from tho great
artist.
A West Virginia farmer claims to
have dug three bushels of potatoes from
ono hill. In his liold the ground is very
uneven.
Thieves made a dunkard's meeting
house in ileidol burg Township, Lebanon
County, Pennsylvania, a receptacle lot
stolon goods.
There is a rumor that tho German
waiter is henceforth to wear a kind of
order.agilded star pending from a short
chain.uu his manly breast.
A company has been formed in Berlin
to run a lino of steamships between
Hamburg and Mozambique. The ves
sels will stop at Zanzibar en route.
In Paris the dramshops havo in
creased from 21,000 in 1SS0 to 2!i,O0U
at tho present time. The consumption
of alcohol has trebled in the last thirty
years.
According to a paper read at a con
gress at Strasburg, ;i2 per cent of rail
way passengers in Prnssiatra el fourth
class, 21 per cent third cluss,20, second
and only 8.U lirst.
A handy man in Sleubenville, Pa.,
used his children's roller skates to move
a heavily laden refrigerator from the
dining-room to the oulkileheu, and not
one breakdown happened.
A beautiful spring of crystal water,
where West Chester folks were wont to
tarry, has proved to bo an outlet to a
liltliy sewer, the water being purilied
by percolation through the soil.
Miss Cordelia Meyers, of Newville,
Cumberland County, N. Y.,has a piano
which was owned by the wife of Presi
dent John Ojiincy Adams. Tho instru
ment is still iu excellent condition,
"Please com npe dad is aw ay this
eve," was tho message found on a
postal card picked up on a street in
Bradford. It was signed "Sadie," and
addressed to a prominent young man.
A few years ago Antelope Valley, on
tho Mujave desert, was considered
worthless for farming. This season,
however, tho people havo harvested
(30,000 sacks of wheat and tho same
amount of barley.
Members of tho lowatriboof Indians
are very well oil'. They have been re
duced in number to x.'l persons and
have 200,000 acres of rich farmiiigland,
which they are to" sell to tho govern
ment an average of over 2, 100 acres
each.
An eastern Ohio invalid thinks he
contracted rheumatism from a horse
chestnut which ho carried in his
clothes as a preventive. He picked up
tho nut in the street, and now believes
some one else had thrown it there after
loading it with the disease!.
President George Williamson Smith,
of Trinity college, Hartford, Conn., has
been very successful since he took hold
of that institution, some years ago.
The college under his guidance lias
grown rapidly and now has the largest
number of students iu its history.
Pope Leo, despite his advanced age,
is an unusually early riser. He is rare
ly iu bed alter 5:1)0, and by 6 he may
be seen Walking in the gardens of the
Vatican attended by some members of
his household. Very often he gives
audience to his secretaries before
breakfast.
The Indians of the Five Nations take
great interest iu news from the sur
rounding stales, as well as within the
borders of their own mil ions. Ten
weekly newspapers are published with
in the territory, and a number of daily
newspapers from tho slates are taken
by tho Indians.
The female clerks who have obtained
positions in the Treasury Department
within four or five years tiro mostly
young women who havo just passed
through the normal schools and have
entered the government service
through tho civil service examination
test. They aro a bright lot of young
women.
In Hamilton, Ohio, a man died a few
days ago, who had $500 in money laid
up, and a payment of $150 was duo to
save his homo. His widow took the
money to buy a fine casket, an expen
sive lot in tho cemetery, and to hire
twenty-five hacks for the procession,
and thus used every dollar and let hot
home go by default.
Says an American tourist, wrilin",
from Koine: "We went to St. Peler'r
twice on Sunday to hear the choir
They aro all men, and there Is out
among them who has a phenomenal
soprano voice. Ho is called 'The
Angel of St. Peter's.' If I hail not
looked right at him when ho was sing
ing I should not have believed that tho
voice was a man's."
Says a correspondent from Boston,
of course: "What William D. Howell.'
is to the Harers in a literary sense,
and what Kelly is to Soden in the base
ball line, LewK. Harlow seems to be
to the Prangs, who are producing so
many of his water-color st udies at their
establishment. It is understood that
the firm agrees to take every picture
that Harlow makes up to $10,000 ayear
In value."
The court of Austria has not yet re
covered from the sensation causcit ny
the shah of Persia. He was considered
at Vienna a thorough barbarian. lit
paid no attention to his roval hosts and
snubbed them iu the most brutal
fashion. On three different occasions
he made appointments to visit public
institutions iu Vienna, and archdukes
and ministers assembled to receive, but
he camo not. His manners at table
were horrible and ho seemed to take
delight in shocking the onlookers.
KingJaJa, the deposed potentate
of west Africa, who has been imprison
ed in tho island of St. Vincent by the
English, has taken up a Napoleonic
habit, lie became extremely nielan
choly and fears were entertained that
ho would soon sink into a premature
grave, when somebody suggested teach
ing him how to play cards. He now
spends days and weeks at solitaire. He
is us patient and docile as a lamb since
he learned the game, and has begun to
recover his health and spirits. If he
could behead a few slaves ho would bf
himself again.
On going to tho top of tho Eiffel
tower Mr. Edison wrote in Ihe visitors'
book as follows: "Top EilVel Tower,
Sept. 10, 1.S8U. To M. Eiffel, tho brave
builder of so gigantic and original u
specimen of modern engineering, from
one who has tho greatest respect and
admiration for all engineers, including
the great engineer, tho bon Dieu.
Thomas A. Edison." Ho subsequently
wrote his name upon Mile. Eiffel's fan,
which forms a valuable collodion oi
autographs, hearing the signatures ol
all the princes of the blood royal and
the princes of science who have visited
her father's chef d' uiuvre.
Miss Mary Garrett, sister of Holier!
Garrett, of Baltimore, is a great busi
ness woman. Says ono of her acquaint
ances: "It seems incredible, but it is
the truth, that this voung .MV UV!t
virtually handled the Garrett railroad
and banking interests ever since one ol
her brothers was attacked with disease
and the other lost liis life. She is not
SO years of age and is a handsome
woman of the blonde type. She ob
tained her business training from her
father, lo whom she was a constant
companion in his laler years, and she
turned it to good account when the
Garrett family was actually deprived ol
a male heel. She has made Hubert
Garrett a wealthier man than ho was
when his father died."
Photographing Stars.
The method of photographing stars
Iff interesting. When the photographer
places in the focus. of tho telescope a
highly sensitive photographic plain the
vibration of the ravs of light throw
tin Muselvcs assiduously oji t he plate and
steadily apply to tho task of shaking
asunder Ihe molecules of silver salts in
the gelatine lilm. Just as Ihe waves of
ocean, by incessantly beating against a
shore will gradually wear awnv the
mightiest clilf of the toughest rock, so
the innumerable millions of waves of
light persistently impinging upon a
single point of tlie plate will at length
affect the necessary decomposition, anil
so engrave tho imago of the star. It
will bo obvious that this process will be
tho more complete tho longer the ex
posure is permitted, and thus wo see
one of tho reasons why photography
forms such an admirable method of de
picting the stars. We can give expos
ures of many minutes or of one, two,
three or four hours, and all the lime
the effect is being gradually accumu
lated. Hence it is that a slar which is
altogether too feeble to produce an im
pression upon tho most aeulo eye,
forlilied by a telescope of the utmost
power, may yet lie competent, when a
sufficient exposure has been allowed, to
leave its record on the plate. Thus it
is that photographs of the heavens dis
close to us tho existence of stars which
could never have been detected except
for this cumulative method of observa
tion that photography is competent to
give. No telescope is required, as tho
photographic apparatus takes tho exact
impression.
Negro Maxims.
Face an ox hehime (behind), a mule
befo', but a raskil nowhars; ho don't got
no safe side.
Black man skoot fru de bresh. Mob
bo he chase snake, mebbe snake chase
nigger,
Ef yo' got no shoes don't tromplo in
de brambil.
Don't yo' neber let loose do wildcat
to chase away do house kitten.
Better set in de mud den fall in do
crick.
Yo' call nigger black and you no mo'
while yourself.
No use bangin' do lame mule.
Brere Bar he done got cotched by him
foot, Mister Man by him tongue.
Dat pig, he say, "I belong to two
niggers, case I'm so misbrul."
Yo' hear turkey in do wood, and he
say "Gobble, gobble;" dat nice. Yo'
hear turkey in do skillet, and he say
"Sizzle, sizzle;" dat nicer.
When vo' waits for yo' dinner bresi
de Lord if yo' get uin cold.
Yo' no kin boss yo' belly. Ho don't
take nufliin on trus'.
De big crab not allcrs good meat.
Bccase yo' eat egg Monday, whaffo'
yo' hanker for hen on Tuesday.
Do forwardest pig make de fust rash
er.
A fine boss ain't no wuss for a rope
bridle.
De ain't no lire in borrowed mule.
Yo' get holt of do handle of defryin'
pan, den soz yo': ' Dis yore bacon's got
to be done jess as 1 pleases." Wath
tiiyion (JaitliU.
Human Skin leather.
There is a growing demand In En
gland for human skin leather.
Small Haters Uvo Long.
With regard to food, wo find from
Dr. Humphrey's report, says the Bos
ton Traveller, that ill) per cent of aged
persons wore either moderate or small
eaters, and such moderation is quite in
accord with tho teachings of physiology.
In old ago tho changes iu tho bodily
tissues gradually become less active,
and les.Sjfood is required to make up
for the daily waste. The appetite and
the power of digestion aro correspond
ingly diminished, and, although for tlie
attainment of a great ago a consider
able amount of digestive power is a!
solutely necessary, its perfection, when
exercised upon proper articles of diet,
is the most important characteristic.
Indulgence in the pleasures of the tabic
is one of the common errors of advanced
life, and is not infrequent in persons
who, up to that period, were moder
ate or even small eaters.
Luxuries iu tho way of food aro apt
to bo regarded as rewards that have
been fully earned by a lifo of labor,
and may, therefore, bo lawfully enjoyed.
Hence arise many of tho evils and
troubles of old age, and notably indi
gestion and gout symptoms in various
forms, beside mental discomfort. No
hard and fast rules can be laid down,
but strict moderation should bo the
guiding maxim. Tho diet suitable for
most agetl persons is that which con
tains much nutritive material In a
small bulk, and its quantity should
be in proportion to tho appetite anil
power of digestion. Animal food, well
cooked, should betaken sparingly and
not ofloncr than twice a day, except
under special circumstances. Dr.
Parker advocates rice as a partial sub
stitute for meat when the latter is
found to disagree with old persons.
Its starch grains aro very digestible,
and it supplies nitrogen in moderate
amount, well titled lo the worn and
slowly repaired tissues of tho aged.
Its bulk, however, is sometimes a
disadvantage; iu small quantities it is a
valuable addition to milk and stewed
fruits. The amount of food taken
should bo divided between three or
four meals at fairly regular intervals.
A sense of fullness or oppression aftei
eating ought not to bo disregarded. It
indicates that tho food taken has either
been too abundant or of improper
quality. For many elderly people Hit
most suitable time for the principal
meal is between 1 and 2 p. in. As the
day advances tho digestive powers be
come loss, and even a moderately sub
stantial meal taken in tho evening may
sorioiisly overtask them. Undigested
food is a potent cause of disturbed
sleep, an evil often very troublesome
to old people, and ono which ought to
be carefully guarded against.
IRISH COAST POVERTY.
Ifow ths IViisunl of lliint.ry Manage to
Out aNranty Living,
Besides fishing up herring and hake,
the poor people at the head of Bilutry
Bay lish tip sand. Sand raising, ns it
is called, is as important an industry as
catching fish. This kind of sand,
known sometimes as coral sand, is used
as farm manure, and costs from 8 to 9
shillings a boat load a poor price con
sidering the toilsome character of tho
work and cost of the boats required to
carry it on. A sandboat costs ;)5
when new and 2 a year iu repair.
The utmost a boat owner or partner
can do in a day is to bring lo shore two
boat-loads. U'he proceeds have to be
divided among a number of workers,
while the workingseason IhsLs for a por
tion of the year only.
In spite of their lifelong labor from
morning to night, in Winter and Sum
mer and in calm and In storm, these
crofter lishernian are in a stale of
chronic poverty. They do not live by
their scrappy palohosof holdings. They
earn with difficulty from the sea barely
enough to buy sleeping room and a foot
hold on the land.
They even do more than that; they
partly create, will) Ihe help of the sea,
the very soil for whii'li they pay rent.
Tho deposit which they call coral sand
they havo used to reclaim these shores
of rock and bog. They havo used the
seaweed for the same purpose, culling
il up from the deep water with a prim
itive machine, which may bo described
as a marine scythe, and the seaweed
has to be paid for, if not as a separate
item, then ns included in the holding.
Coral sand, seaweed, the refuse of house
and pig-sty, and basket-loads of soil
found among the bowlders, these are
tho ingredients out of which, after years
of work, tho crofter fishermen have
produced the tiny green patches which
dot innumerably the rocky shores and
the grey-brown sides of the sterile but
incomparably picturesque mountains
that surround Glengrailf the beautiful.
And the dwellings of these hard-working
peoplel They are more tit for the
pigs that go grunting and shouting In
and out of them than they are for be
ings created in tho imago of God. A
dry stone box with earthen floor, and
without windows, two or three recesses
stuffed w ith straw for beds, and the
whole filled with peat rock; such is the
ordinary type of houses where a fisher
man and his wife live with half a dozen
or more children. In ono such house
which 1 visited there were seven chil
dren. LoiuUm Unity Mi:w.
A Valuable New Mineral.
From New South Wales comes a re
port that a mineral which has been dis
covered near Dublin contains all the
properties of the very finest sienna.aud
that it is in every way suitable for
painting, staining, dyeing, and ink.
California, it is said, now manufac
tures nearly all the iron she needs,
though only a few years ago sha o
peuded ou tie east lor her supply.
nut til lie in Salt Lako.
You get a bathing suit of heavy knit
wool, just like that issued to the China
men who stood in lino ahead of you.
It is very thick, and it has a startling
tendency to sag down that is increased
with wetting. When you have tied
yourself up in it and joined tho throng
that wades out through tho coarse sand
to deep water, you notice that tho
waves do not come in with tho high,
proud arch of thoso at Long Branch,
Nor do they break with the roar of the
ocean waves. They come iu with a
long low sweep, and curl over in foam
with a strong hiss. Ono could hardly
expect anything else. This pond fa
one of salt pretty thoroughly saturated,
and that is about all. It is four times
as salt as tho ocean. The Dead Sea is
not much sailer. You find it out to
your discomfort if yon neglect to road
and follow the instructions posted upon
tho platform and in the bathing houses
to avoid swallowing or getting the
wafer in your eyes. You wet your
head in tho dressing-room and then
you make an effort to keep your head
out of tho water.
The lake is low now. This is ao
counted for, as is the scarcity of water
everywhere about the mountains, by
tho fact that the snows of last Winter
were very light. It is necessary to go
out 200 feet to get beyond your depth,
Then you aro beyond the low breakers
and havo only to look out that the
white caps do not dash iu your eyes.
There is no undertow. As soon as you
have reached a point where you can
hold on t he bottom with your foot, your
foot will come up and you will find
yourself involuntarily iu the attitude
of observing your toes as they stick
out of tho water. Try lo turn over,
and you have only lifted your afm to
make au effort when you pop over likfl
a lop-sided cork. If you keep one arm
down and lift tlie other over you go.
anil you lind that by repeating the
process you can get up a speed of about
forty revolutions a minute.
Mako the usual motions toswlnl and
your feet will kick in tho air. Yoiii
best efforts will bo wasted in attempting
to keep them in tho water, whethei
you are back down or up. If you get I
little of tlie water in your mouth youdc
not need to bo told why there ain
patches of glistening white along the
shore, where the sun has been. His not
a good place for swimming. The best
use you can mako of the opportunity ia
to try the capacity of tho donsly-sall
water of flotation. When you hav
spent half an hour in the warm waves,
and have taken tho fresh-water showel
provided iu each dressing-room, and a
brisk rub, you aro ready to admit that
there are worse tilings to take in this
world than a bath iu tho Great ball
Lake. A'. . Hun.
Mrs. Maybrick In Prison. !
Mrs. Maybrick almost forgotten
now is doing her nine months of soli
tary confinement, and daily does an al
lotted task of needlework, says tho
I'itU Mall (lazeltc. Thoso who follow
tho wretched woman's career, as It may
be studied from time to time by the
prison bulletins, will learn with inter
est that there is considerable thought
as to dress in this prison, and as befits
a lady's establishment. Even in prison,
according to V. W. Robinson, a variety
of toilets is customary. There 1 thu
probation class, in which women for
the lirst nine months wear a lilac cot
ton skirt in summer, with a blouse
bodice, a square of serge for the
shoulders, a check blue and white
apron, small white linen cap with gof
fered border, and a plain, untrimmod,
coarse white straw bonnet of what is
termed tho "cottage shape," and a very
hideous chape, to our masculine mind,
it appears to be. On Sundays while
aprons ami neckerchief are worn. In
winter tho lilac dress is replaced by a
thick, blue serge, with a neckerchief of
the same material, and a thick, fawn
colored circular capo is also allowed
for tho shoulders.
Iu the second nine months the pris
oner is a woman of the third-class, and
wears in Hummer a plain bjuo cotton
skirt with stripes, and a square of
brown serge for the shoulders. The
bonnet and linen cap remain the same
In stylo, or distinguished, as it may be,
for want of style, and white aprons
and neckerchiefs again smarten up the
woman on the Sabbath. In winter the
third-class women wear brown serge
dresses and fawn-colored capes. In
the third nine months a female convict
becomes a woman of the second-class,
and is allowed the distinction of wear
ing a full blue cotton skirt with while
spots, a blouse bodice of the same ma
terial, and a square of green sorgo for
tho shoulders. Jn winter shu wears a
thick green serge gown, the other do
tails of Ihe dress being the same as In
the preceding class. In the fourth
period of nine months she becomes a
woman of the first-class, with little, if
any distinction from tlie second, and
tins remains until slio is within nine
months of the expiration of the sent
ence, when - happy time for the female
convict, with liberty so close at hand
again she is dubbed a woman of the
special class.
The two children of Mrs. Maybrick
have, by the consent of their deceased
father's brothers and of the Baroness
von Koque, been adopted by a lady and
gentleman in London who are in good
circumstances and who will see to their
maintenance and education. The chil
dren (boy and girl) will assume the
names of their foster parents, and thns
it is hoped in future life escape tlw
slain attached to the name of their
mo the.
"Oyster color" is a lint intended fot
brocades in which women will be pre
sented to Uio ipicen at the next seaaosw