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RATES OF ADVERTISING.
ls D.or North of cor sr Third sad E Sts,
M c M innville , or .
WEST SIDE TELEPHONE
full of coal after raking out all th® dead cin
ders uml ashes in the rang»; never All yoar
stove with coal above the top of the linings.
I Never use a shaker Mhen it is possible to
ME OF THE MOST IMPORTANT avoid it; instead, use the poker freely and you
APARTMENTS IN THE HOUSE.
will have a better fire and us® less coal. Rhak-
ing the fire brnks it down into a solid mass
and the air cannot circulate through. When
ire of the Cook Stove—The Wise Host- ! the fire from any cause becomes dull, do not
P8H— Emerson and Ilia Children—Poison stir it over the top or put in wood, but rake
| vy— Athletic«*— Children’a Dress—Labor I out tbe cinders and open the drafts. At
j night do not close the drafts as soon as the
i coal for the night is put on, but let it burn a
bnu of tbe most important apartments iu • short time, or, as one man expresses it, “until
b house is the cellar, and witbal one that ■ you think the coal is warm all through.”
ten receives insufficient attention. “Out of I There is then very little danger of gas, even
pit, out of mind,” is exemplified here, and I if tbe stove is a poor one. Tbe ashes should
b result may frequently be traced in tbe 1 never accumulate in the ash pan until they
¡paired health of those who live above the reach the grate. If this happens even once,
the grate will usually be burned out.
perground lumber room.
Always run the range so that you can get
bld packing boxes, newspapers, broken
pisiUt rotting fruit and vegetables, and in | all the heat needed without having the top
pu cases such garbage as potato parings, | red hot, as this will warp the covers and
non and orange skins, bones, etc., that centers, and if a little water should happen
buld of right be consigned to tbe swill pail, | to fall on the stove while so hot, the top of
^suffered to accumulate from one month’s the range is very apt to crack. Keep the
I to the other. The unwholesome and un- stove well blacked; if the lids get covered
iasant odor that rises like a cloud when- with grease turn them over and let the top
tr the cellar door is opened is hastily at- of the lid come next the fire until the grease is
btiled to the mustiness popularly supposed all burned off. If the covers are red and
I be an inseparable adjunct to the under- the blackening does not adhere, let them
buu‘1 regions. Slight but fiersistent un- get wet, so that they will rust a little, and
llthiness in the family is disregarded, and then black them. When buying a range,
harp attack of diphtheria or typhoid fever buy one that is moderately heavy and made
terhap« needed to arouse tho household to 1 of the best quality of iron. All the joints of
! a heating stove or range should fit well; be-
■danger in which they dwell.
flic cellar is more readily kept clean if it is I cause if they do not, when the range has
I up into several small rooms, instead of i been used a short time you will notice gai
iig left in one great, undivided chamber, escaping, and will not be able to tell where it
acre it is not thus arrunged it should at comes from.—Nellie Willey in Good House
st lie partitioned off on ono side by bins to keeping.
|d the various stores, in place of letting
Labor Saving Hints.
bn lie in heaps in cornet«. AV hen bins are
I write to thank those who kindly sent
Inf tlie question, barrels or large packing
tes form tolerable substitutes. Tbe coal is directions for removing a teacup that bad be
hilly kept in tho vaults provided for that come wedged in a pitcher. Perhaps it would
be well to state that buf >re any answer
reached me, I experimenter successfully by
e is a great aid in the endeavor to obtain
per neatness in the cellar if the room is holding the pitcher bottom side up over a
II lighted and ventilated. Tho windows steaming teakettle; by tapping smartly on
y bo kept shut in the daytime, but should the bottom of the pitcher the cup fell out. I
lays bo left open at night to allow the think that there is such a thing as “honest
kh air to enter, except when tbe weather dirt,” and that there should never be such
p cold that there is danger of freezing the an amount of trimming of children’s clothing
■jlies of food kept thero. Even then tho as to keep one always busy making, washing
ies should bo unclosed night and morning and ironing them. I have two children, and
g enough to permit a sluice of air to gain I find time to tell and read stories, take
pittance. By carefully following this plan walks, and even play with them out of duors
bh of tlio musty and earthy odor common and swing them sometimes.
I must tell the readers my method of wash
cellars may bo banished. Wire netting
bid bo nailed over the outside of the win- ing dishes. A tubful of clean water is kept
rs in a way that may exclude tbe flies in the kitchen, into which all of the “sticky”
pout hindering tho opening of the sash, dishes are dumped bodily and left until their
[re should be a spring attached to tbo door turn to be washed arrives. The tub is used
t will prevent its lieing left ajar and a free only for this purpose. This saves time and
Iago to flies furnished by careless servants. labor. In washing “stuck up” kettles I use an
I there are no separate vaults provided for old knife, kept for the purpose, to scrape
coal, and it must lie kept in the common them with, and never use my finger nails, as
pi, largo bins for this are indispensable, many people do. Where this is practiced the
»coal should nover bo dumped into one finger nails are usually anything but “a thing
ler of the cellar, whence its grimy dust of beauty,” and are a plague instead of “a
I bo tracked to the upper floor by every joy forever.” I have seen finger nails from
■Doming up from below. Nor should the this practice broken, worn off square and
Id, large and small, be thrown into an in- blunt enough to “set one’s teeth on edge.” To
riminato stack, but neatly piled, the clean bottles easily and quickly, turn a cup
■ling in ono place, the logs intended for ful of fine shot into them; fill nearly full of
|>pen fires in another, and ch ps, sawdust, hot lye and shake well. To have peas look
I shavings swept together and emptied green after cooking them, put in cold water
la basket or box. Vegetables, above all, and let them come gradually to a boil. This
lid never lie heaped on the floor. They is to be done when they are first put on the
inoro easily ther , besides being unsightly, stove to cook. It is convenient to have four
■nvariably leaving dirt for some one to holders to use around the stove. Two of
them can then be spared for the wash every
|p up. Barrels or boxes may hold them,
jell as apples or pears. Both vegetables week.—Detroit Free Press.
WOMAN AND HOME.
Kruit should be picked over often, and the
pr. ones thrown away. The good ones
■seep twice as long if this is done. The
■ may seem tedious, but it is almost essen-
■ especially toward spring, when vege-
Ih begin to decay rapidly. Health (le
fts this as well as economy. Many a case
■ring illness has been traced co a harmless
■ng barrel in the cellar, where disease
I ls are fostered in a mass of putrid vege-
ft idea that the cellar is an omnium gath-
■ for useless articles of all sorts should be
■ntly combated. Whatever is not worth
■ng in the certain hope of putting to
Ite at some future time should be thrown
■ without hesitation. The cellar cannot
ftieat with a heap of lumber and old iron
Kring it. Broken packing cases and
■ess barrels may be sent here to be split
ftd converted into kindlings as speedily
■Bible, while any boxes that may possibly
ftt to use are much better kept in tbe attic
If the damp.
ftellar floor should always be la d in ce
ls An earth flooring holds the dampness
Is. moreover, very hard to keep clean,
ftement can bo swept, and even scrubbed,
ftut trouble. The walls and ceilings
id be whitewashed, not only to make the
I lighter, but as a moans of disinfection.
Whitewashing should be repeated at least
I a year. The floor should receive its
fly brushing with the rest of the house,
■t the same time the cobwebs should be
ftged and all collections of rubbish re-
The Wise Hostess.
MCMINNVILLE, OREGON, MARCH 9, 1888
every community, a select few who will
know how to dress simply on all occasions
where rich garments would make them con
spicuous, ths masses are not happy unless
they are testifying to their wealth with the SOME CURIOUS FACTS REGARDING
gorgeousness of their robe« and the profu
THEIR MANUFACTURE AND SALE.
sion of their jeweia—New Orleans Time«-
Emerson and Hi» Children.
Emerson was playful and winning in his
ways with his children, but he did not often
romp with them, and he discouraged their de
voting the early hours, even of a holiday, to
amusement. “He taught us that at breakfast
all must be calm and sweet, nothing must jar;
we must not begin the day with light reading
or games; our flrat and best hours should be
occupied in a way to match the sweet and
serious morning. ”
From the age of 13 or 14 he thought they
should be encouraged as much as poesible to
regulate their own conduct. He would put
the case, and leave them to think and act for
themselves; and he did not tear to inculcate,
even at this age, the whole of his own doc
trine of self reliance. To one of his daugh
ters who was away from lion» at school, ha
“Finish every day and 1« done with it.
For manners and for wise living it is a vic®
to remember. You have done what you
could; some blunders and absurdities no
doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you
can. To-morrow is a new day; you shall be
gin it well and serenely, and with too high a
spirit to be cumbered with your old nonsense.
This day for all that is good and fair. It is
too dear, with its hopes and invitations, to
waste a moment on the rotten yesterdays.”—
Cabot’s “Memoir of Emerson.”
Girlish Figures Spoiled by Athletics.
It is the athletic girl, the new type of girl
who goes in for pretty nearly all the sports
her brother takes up, who is, if she has pre
viously cultivated her figure, the worst de
formed girl of all. There is nothing like
athletics and corsets, mixed or in alternate
doses, to bring out the possibilities of curves,
twists and abnormal developments in a mod
ern girl. All British femininity is at present
engaged in screaming contradictions at La-
bouchere because he had tho hardihood to de
clare that tennis playing girls were crooked.
In a half dazen groups at Central park the
other day I picked out four players whose
right shoulders were noticeably of different
shape from the left, and six or seven in whom
the sain» thing, though less obvious, had
begun to manifest itself, the summer exertion
enlarging the muscles and light clothing
thrusting them out of place and accentuating
the uneven development of the body. Girls
who row in corsets are a curious sight, the
extra muscular development all taking place
high up, where the blood has a chance to cir
culate, and making the shoulders tower above
the rest of the body.—Chicago Herald.
A Troublewine Form of Beauty.
Mrs. Reformer Jenness-Miller’s Intest ob-
jective point is the bustle. In her magazine,
Dress, she comments on the amusing alacrity
with which women fly to the defense of the
bustle whenever that highly ornamental and
pestiferously obtrusive article of dress i*
assailed. She quite overlooks the most gro
tesque phase of the bustle question; that is
the constant solicitude of the average wearer
when on the street. Single out any well
dressed woman you happen to meet on
promenade, and ten to one, if you follow her,
you will observe that about once in every
block of her walk she will give her bustle a
flip, furtive or bold, according to her dis-
l>osition. No woman is ever certain ten
minutes at a stretch that her bustle is in the
regulation state of discipline, hence her mind
is forever on the rack.—Detroit Free Press.
A hostess should, of course, exercise a wise
exclusiveness, such as Lady Palmerston de
scribed when she said she “passed Lord Palm
erston’s acquaintances through a coarse
sieve.” No woman who entertains should in
vite her guests carelessly. The very respect
Preyention of Wrinkles.
which she owes to herself and her guests
should prevent this. As a clever woman in
Evidently quite a number of us are grow
London once said, “I am never flattered at ing old because we are interested iu knowing
being asked to Mrs. J----- ’scamp.” No wo what will prevent wrinkle«. The best remedy
man should allow her house to be degraded is, of coui-se, lack of care and absolute hard
to a camp. One should winnow the chaff beartedness, for the emotions cause wrinkles.
from the wheat.
When they are just beginning to be little
A lady in entertaining has to remember wrinkle», sort of baby wrinkles, the old
always to invite those who are congenial. Creole recipe is really of some use. This is
No one in this country can afford to make to take a small quantity of fine olive oil on
her parties either political, musical or liter one’s fingers and rub the wrinkled place five
ary exclusively; but one should have a gen or ten times twice a day, continuing this
eral idea of sets and of their tastes, and of until tho wrinkles disappear. But with this,
who would iike to meet whom. Especially is all the other things that keep women beauti
this important at a breakfast or a dinner, ful are necessary, most of all the use of plenty
where the guests must sit and talk for two or I of soap and water.—“Bab” in New York
three hours together; there is no such ordeal I Star.
of agreeability. To invite a vaporous, airy,
To Fill Cracks in Floors.
foolish woman to sit next an Oxford profes
Cracks in floors may be neatly but perma
sor, who has a specialty on which he wishes
to talk and which she would not understand, nently filled by thoroughly soaking news
i is to make them liotb miserable. To ask a papers in paste made of a half pound of flour,
young poet to sit next an old campaigner, three quarts of water and half a pound of
who has nothing to talk of but the dissection I slum mixed and boiled. The mixture will be
of character, who is given to social parboil «bout as thick as putty, and may be forced
ing, is to make both miserable and will ruin into the crevice with a case knife. It will
one dinner at least. To ask a busy politician 1 harden like papier mache.—Beaton Budget.
to sit next an abstract philosopher would not
be half as bad. Therefore a woman has
The best remedy for burn» is claimed to be
k cellar mu^t lie «implied with shelves, much to consider before she begius to enter essence of peppermint and whisky mixed.
Wet a soft cloth or raw cotton and apply. It
jg shelves are preferable to those set in tain.—Hai-per’s Bazar.
•tope the pain instantly and draws out the
wall, as thero is less danger with the
Remedy for Polson Ivy.
br of rats and mice having a chance to
People who have sought relief during the
Ik tho provisions. One shelf should be
The women of New York have been granted
[for the milk, and wiped clean every day heated term at the various seaside rewrta more patents than their sisters in any other
| tho cream is skimmed. Deposits of which dot the eoast of New Jersey have suf itate. The women of Massachusetts, Ohio,
ImiIk are always unsavory. The meats, fered at intervals from a plagu. of mosqui Indiana and Wisconsin rank next inorder.
Kibles, cakes, etc., stored on tho other toes and black gnats Others, who preferred
[es should always be protected by covers tbe mountains and inland attractions, bav.
There is a prejudice against peacocks’
b e netting. With all tho care one may suffered greatly from contact with poison iyy. feathers for household ornamentation, be
[a fly or two will sometimes succeed in The former founl a remedy in pennyroyal cause old women say death come, to th. bouse
ling an entrance, and the mischief they and brush fires, but many of tbe poisoned i where they are displayed.
Io even in a short time renders the precau- once got no relief. They have not responded
bvorth while. A piece of gauze or mus- to treatment. As a rule, lime water, butter
For ingrowing toe nails use equal parte of
I netting stretched over each pan of milk milk and oxide of sine ointment, into which i mutton tallow, castile soap and white sugar
[also savo a fly from involuntary suicide a little white precipitate has been rubbed, made into a salve. App y until the swelling
bheunilksfroiw waste. Poultry and meat will effect a cure. This year it seems as is down, then trim the nail in the enter.
pre hung up for a day or two should be though the poison has had to run itaelf out.
A gentleman, however, who after suffering
bed in stout brown paper, or, better still,
Rail Lucretia Mott, when asked how she
raijbedl hrdsjftfr. AH shelves should be (or ten days more torture than usually falls managed never to have any trouble with
off every W^k.With « mixture of to the lot of man, finally got reltof in the fol 1 •errant«: “I never nsk them to do anything
Ing sb'lri‘¿htf WfiteF, tfieh wfpe <Iry*.
— tewing manner: He saturated a slice of
I know they woo l do."
Is xum eat convenience to the housewife bread with water, and then spread over it a
hp<e^ h/^artiported off and goodly amount of soda. This plaster be ap
The taste of fish may be removed very ef
htecked with shelves, where's!)« can keep plied to the eruption and kept the application fectually from knives .nd forks by rubbing
«Mile*, presertx^R, f£ll1c» end jumh. Up- moist by dropping water upon tbe bread as them with fre»h orang, or lemon peel.
wqugh, ex: I I fast as the moiriure was absorbed or evapor
p^jeu they are iq so. exposed a position ated. This dissolved the soda cryrials on th.
If toot is dropped on the carpet, cover
WjftteAW fizzing in skin, and gave almost immediate and perma
can nent relief. So badly was lie poisoned that at thickly with salt and it may be swept up
without injury to th. carpet.
■iced the choice fruit, tjw box of orsiiK*. one time be bad on his body twenty-one at I
fe’-iis, lb. barri'l of pineapples and oliwr these poultices, representing three leave, of
Mrs. Grundy «.y, that th. con«piruou«ly
bu-ifl, that keep better in a cold place bread.—New York Mail and Espreee.
fashionable woman who u “charitable and
dn an ordinary pantry. Tn. seini-glooiu
kind" is a real curiosity.
The Drena of Children.
p dp« preserve canned itqoila.
As a ride,
rule, the higher the po«ition
position of th«
kin pfp-s frequently traverse the cellar,
Fleas, one who has tried it anrrts, may ba
inre liuely. from the obscurity of tbo parents, the more simply th» children ars
k to receive less attention than is their drease.1—this rule bolding good as regard» the driven away by scattering flour of sulphur
They should often be examined for royal and noble familieoof England. Unfor liberally about _________
k and any such promptly checked. If tunately, our country people bare acquired
A teacup of lye in a pail of water will im
I are open drains, they should be ea«bed abroad the unenviable reputation of loving prove the col r of black good».
t with a strong solution of oopperas and vulgar display; but- Anglomania baa bad the
r. Should the odor from tb. drains re desirable result of inculcating a love of sim
At th» Q umi ’ i Feantale.
in yield to this and to chloride of lime plicity. Teacher» in French and German
Near Invermark, on Lord Dalhouste’s ee-
Fash, they must be imputed by a prae-
tete, a fountain was som» years ago arw-ted
plnm’.ier, and tbe matter rectified witb- of the demoralizing effect produced by Amer tn commemorate a visit paid te th» place by
Ue ay.—Christian Teraun. Ilerrick in
the queen. It beers thto inecription. in gold
moiselle or Fraulein, as the rase m»y be, letters: “Rest, stranger, on this lovely scene,
having been accustomed to the plainest style and drink »nd pray for Scotland’» queen—
Care of the Cook Stove,
of dress and coiffure deemed suitable to her
bv is it (hat I burn out so many set» of tetxler y*are, is rendered envious and discon Victoria.” A Highlander wa» shocked one
linings T some one asks. Let in» tell tented by a ^viat.oo with such free and inde morning tn reed the following addenda,
Use a little mor® car® than you bav» pendent young women clad in silk attire, as a traced in a bold band, »uggeative of tbo Lon
using, watch and see that a clinker is school costume, with diamond eairingB flash don tourist, immediately underneath tbo
Lowed to form on tbe linings, and if on® ing in their ears »nd their Anger» looted original. -W»ll pray for Queen Victoria
form, remove it carefully with tb® with rings. WluM there will alwaya ba. io b- re. but go and drink berte»*Uaiuboet”—
t At nigbt tb® fir® box should t*
READING THE HUMAN FACE.
1 he Character Generally Drawn Upon It
in Unmistakable Linos.
Every ono knows that men’s passions, pro
pensities und peculiarities, as well us their
callings, are reflected iu their faces, but it is
only the few who have made the study of
Comparatively Few Piano Factories Can
physiognomy an especial pursuit who are
Justly Ciaim to Make Their Own In gifted with the power of reading those faces.
struments—Fanciful Names—Borrowing Judges who have served long terms on the
a Good Scale—Various Successful Tricks. bench, lawyers in lurge practice and doctors
of eminen'je possess the power of interpreting
Pianofortes are no longer manufactured, physiognomies more largely tflaa other
but are built. Only two or three of the hun I people. But any one can acquire the rudi
dreds of piano factories in this country can ments of the art by dint of study.
It is as impossible to disguise a face as a
justly claim to make their instruments from
beginning to finish. Large establishments hand writing. When the expert comes the
disguise is torn off and the face tells the true
devoted to the manufacture of some particu
story of the spirit inside tho body. One only
lar portions of the instrument have sprung needs to visit the penitentiary to realize how
up of late, and have so revolutionised the art undeniably vice write its sign manual on the
of piano making that in some shops not a sin features. It is not the drunkard only whose
gle part of the completed instrument is made red nose, flabby cheeks and rheumy eyes
in the factory.
betray him; it is the sensualist whose vice is
There are probably a dozen place« in New road in his lips, the knave whose propensity
York and vicinity devoted exclasively to tho is revealed by tho shape of his mouth, the
making of cases. A like number mako the num of violence who is su rendered by his
beautiful and delicate piece of mechanism eyes. An experienced detective or a trained
known as the action, and as many foundries jailor seldom needs to ask tho crime of which
cast the heavy iron plate« which sustain the his iirisonei* was guilty. He can tell it Uy
enormous strain of the strings. There are his face.
also manufacturers of sounding boards, and
It is quite evident that in the future the
of wrest planks, into which the tuning pins study of phsiognomy is going to be pursued
are set; carvers of legs, lyres and trusses; im more vigorously than it ha« been? As a means
porters of feltsand cloths,windors of wrapped ui
erinM, it :: ny prove invalua
strings for the lower notes, and drawers of ble. How constantly do we hear of men
thinner wires f6r tho upper notes.
•‘falling from grace,” as the phrase goes!
Several large houses make a specialty of Yet these men must have carried their crime
pianoforte hardware, and a half dozen cut in their face for a long time. If any one had
ters of ivory supply complete keyboards with been able to read their features the mischief
black keys of ebony and white keys of a me might have been averted. How often are we
dium quality of ivory. Other establishments assured that this or that criminal enjoyed
make keys of various compositions, princi the perfect confidence o2 his employers and
pally of celluloid, and even tho stencil plates the public till the very day of his detection;
for the name are often furnished by the var an expert physiognomist would probably
nish doaler. Thus, nothing remains to be have spotted him long before. Again, face
made at tho factory but tho name, and that reading might be turaeG to fine account in
is sometimes of the most adroit workman business. It is well knozn that every man’s
face is more or less stamped by the pursuit
One of the largest buildings on the west he follows. An exp 'rienced observer can
side of this city, with a capacity of tunning generally detect a lawyer, or a doctor, or a
out tho enormous number of sixty to soventy- merchant, or a clerk, or a mechanic, or a
flve completed instruments a week, makes no clergyman, by merely studying his face.
part of the piano but the name, and quite
The study might be carried much further.
frequently even that is furnished to thorn by
The same rule which enables an observer to
the dealer who buys largely enough to jus distinguish a lawyer from a merchant will,
tify having his own name put on as the when followed out, enable keen eye« to sepa
maker. Sometimes a name is manufactured rate able lawyers from lawyers who are in
having so close a resemblance to that of some competent, merchants who are going to mako
one of the best known makers as to mislead a fortuno from merchants who are going to
fail. Mon often carry their destinies as well
UNDER FANCIFUL NAMES.
as their character in their faces. Iudeed, the
Besides these, dozens of names, purely former depends so largely uj)Oii tho latter
fanciful, ore used by makers whose reputa that it would bo singular if it were otherwise.
tion will not justify demanding a high price Women, too, will be able to discriminate
for pianos bearing their own name. It is among their lovers, and to pick out tho nuui
not, however, to be inferred that all instru who will make a good husband from one who
ments built and put together like blocks in a will have to lie dragged into a divorce court.
All tho advantages which Fowler mistakenly
puzzle are necessarily inferior.
The quality of a pianoforte depends upon told us wo were going to derive from tho
two essentials—the scale, and the care with study of phrenology we may possibly gain
which it is constructed and finished. The from the older and more mysterious science
scale is a matter of scientific accuracy in of face reading.—San Francisco Call.
form, balance and proportions of the iron
framo over which the strings are stretched,
A Story of Jesse James.
aiM its adjustment to the sounding board.
‘ Now that I am on the subject of trotting,”
This is generally most readily arrived at by said .Secretary Hall, of Detroit, in the rotunda
borrowing from some leading maker. A first of the Merchants’, “I am reminded of an in
class piano is secured and taken to pieces, the cident that took place in 1875 at the Kansas
frame or «cale is copied, often by making a City qaeeting. There were several thousand
casting from the original plate, and the new people congregated in the vicinity of the
manufacture is equipped with a successful ticket office, when suddenly a band of men
scale, without experiencing imy of the delay rode into tho inclosure and began discharging
and disappointment incident to experiments firearms apparently right into tho crowd.
in search of the new and the beautiful.
As they expected, there was a general scatter
The casemaker is next visited, and it is ing, and ore the people collected their senses
found that a moderate price will buy a case the ticket man had been overpowered and
suitable for a high class instrument, and on«* bis cash box, containing alxaut $l,20(>, taken
less elaborate, made of lighter material, can away by the members of the shooting party,
be had for a surprisingly small sum. While who turned out to be members of the Jesse
the case, which is made of white wood and Jumes gang. Rewards were offered for the
ash, veneered with something more expen detection and arrest of the peqxjtraturs, but
sive, is getting its first coat of the stuin nothing ever came of it.
which is to turn it into rosewood, ebony or
“Tho next summer, one day while traveling
cherry, the skilled workmen are putting tho along the road toward Independence Mission,
frame and sounding board together. The I met a single horseman, and we soon became
stringing is then done, the pins being driven engaged in conversation. We did not ex
into place with a hammer instead of being change cards or names, but rode along into
carefully screwed in as in the old fashioned the town on pretty good terms, and a few
days of conscientious work and high prices. moments after we sejiarated I learned that
While this is in hand the case is gliftxl to my companion was none other than the
gether, having received its several touts of notorious Jesse James himself. It was his
crowd that had robbed my ticket seller a year
More rosewood piano« are made than of all before, but I did not recognize him as one of
the other sorts combined; yet few are really tlw participants. Among the people it was
veneered with roadwood nowadays. This is the general impression, and I have never
because it is seldom that varnish will not heard it contradicted from a reliable source,
soon show small chinks and ci*acks on this that Jesse James scorned to enact the role of
veneer, and, as a very close imitation can be a highwayman when a single person was con
produced by staining, it is usual to veneer cerned, but took a delight in frightening
the cases with mahogany or baywood or large crowds when in search of booty. His
sometimes with cherry, and then transform men know that shooting over the heads of
it into rosewood or eboay as preferred. No the spectators would alarm them fully as
real ebony is ever used for similar reasons, much and create more of a i>anic than by
and also because large pieces of ebony veneer killing people in cold blood, and hence their
cannot be had.
forays were always attended with a great
deal of noise, but little violence toward their
THE FINISHING TOUCHES.
After the stain comes the varnishing. Th is victims.—St. Paul Globe.
is frequently done by contract, the varnish
Divorces In Varis.
foreman receiving a stated price for each in
strument finished, hiring his own assistants
Chicago has a proverbial reputation hcre
and buying the varnish himself. After the for the multiplicity of its divorces and the
case has joined company with the iron frame expedition with which they aro obtained.
and sounding board, the action is placed in Of course, a slow going old world people
position and the wire« get the first rough cannot I» expected to compete with you on
tuning. If the piano is to have any soul, the that score.
But I doubt if ever divorufs
ton® regulator now proceeds to develop it by were granted for more grotesque reasons
his skill. But if the price at which it 1» to be than here in Paris. Here, for example, is a
sold does not justify such luxuries as a pure, divorco granted to a man for no other reason
round and even tone, and a crisp, responsive than that his wife would not let him read all
touch, the soul maker’s responsibilities are tho letters she wrote and received. A com
not exacting. Fly finishing is done last. panion case is that of a woman who got a
This includes putting on lock and hinges, divorce from her husband because ho objected
and the instrument is then ready for sale.
to her having a lover, and made it unpleaa*
It is popularly believed that no plain piano, ant for the latter to visit her at her home.
however fine, can be mode to cost the manu Apparently these are considered good and
facturer more than $200, and the fact that sufficient reasons, for they excite no comment,
tome of the rheajiest are wholesaled at less on the part of the public. In Mai sei lies a
than $150 seems to justify that impression. man has just been allowed a divorce because
It is thus a matter of comment that in nearly his wife refused to give him the money she
all catalogues the old extravagant prices ar® earned by taking in sewing. In Lyons a
quoted, although it is well known that in al divorce was bused on the inability of tho
most every case the list price is utterly dis- couple to agree as to the training of their
regarded in making a sale.
children. And so it goes on. The number
Only one house of any repute has had the of divorces granted anil the frivolity of the
courage to do away with the long price «ve- grounds on which they are based increase
tern, and to face the inference that reduction daily.—Paris Cor. Chicago Tribune.
indicates a cheapening of quality. One greet
sstablishment vigorously holds to the high
Intelligent Coroner*« Juries.
list throughout, giving only a moderate dis
“Death from delirium tremens resulting
count even at wholesale, but its patrons seem from accidental causes,” was the remarkable
willing to pay vho prices, and a reduction or verdict returned by a coroner » jury in this
modification would ¡»robably result in a loss city the other day. This is not tho only hu
morous specimen which Mr. Ashbridge can
All the piano makers, however, do not point to on the dockets of bis office. A young
prow rich. lying credits and enormous bills, man Ifl the last stages of pulmonary disease
money borrowed, and notei discounted at killed himself with prussic acid. Dr. Furmad
ruinous rate* work haver among these am remarked at the inquest:
with other classes of business men. And
“He only accelerated his death, which must
I without copious advertising a piano maker surely have come from consumption in a
might as well close his doors. A piano can very few weeks.”
not be sold at a fair price unless it is already
Tho intelligent six good men and true in
favorably known. It requires a long l*eo/i as
the jury box astounded tlie coroner by arriv
well as a deep pocket to make a good piano, ing at this verdict: "Death from consump
and to sell it after it is made.—New York tion, accelerated by prussic acid.”—I’hiladel
The Gear*» Face.
GAMES' OF THE FAKIRS
SMALL SCHEMES THAT LOOK HON
EST BUT ARE DECEPTIVE.
How the Ring Trick Wins—The Tripod
and Gripsack Man—Smuggled Shawls
Which Entrap the Unwary—The Sailor
and His Cigars.
There are a thousand and one ways in
which the unsuspecting resident or tho bu
colic visitor in New York may be relieved
of his money without in the least susjxxrting
that he is being defrauded until the opera
tion lias been performed. Thero are innu
merable schemes daily in operation in this
city by which a great and greedy army of
social harpies manages to take in quite a con
siderable revenue from their practice.
Perhaps the most successful of these little
games is that one generally described as “the
kid glove racket.” The method adopted in
this game is very simple, but is nearly always
successful liecause it works so strongly on the
imagination and appeals with such peculiar
foMe to the gullibility which reposes in the
mind of the average man. The gentleman
who plies this interesting game may be met
frequently on Broadway, between Four
teenth and Twenty-third streets, and along
tho Bowery. He selects a pedestrian who
from his appearance may become a likely
victim. He walks close liesido the man for a
few paces when suddenly he stoops to the
ground and picks up a dark object.
“ ▲ RING IN IT.”
Naturally the curiosity of the prospective
victim is aroused, and he wants to know
what the young man has found. “Pshaw,
it's only a kid glove, d—it I” exclaims that
individual, as he makes a motion as if to
throw it away. Ho restrains himself with a
start and cries: “There’s a ring in it, by
gosh 1 Just feel it,” and the man addressed
fools, while, surely enough, there it is. Then
tho young man draws out the ring, and,
holding it nt arm's length, exclaims with a
satisfied smile, “Ain’t she a beauty, though?”
and “she” is, if glitter and size count for any
thing. To provo that the ring is a valuable
one he offers the glove for inspection, and
this being always of tho best description, nat
urally excites tho belief that a person wear
ing such an excellent glove would naturally
wear a valuable ring. By this time the vic
tim is in gotxl shaix', and the young man of
fers to soli the ring for $5. It is too much,
the man says.
“Oh, well. I’m dead broke and you can
have it for $2.” At this price tho victim
buys, and ho walks away with the pleaflant
impression that he carries a bargain with
him in bis pocket which cost tho young man
who sold it just three cents. Ho soon learn a his
mistake, but seldom tells others of how neat
ly he has been seoojied, and consequently the
young man who works “tho kid glove racket”
goes along serenely on the road to wealth.
Any ¡x'rson who liasses along the Bowery
during tho afternoon will probably notice a
man who, in and out of season, wears a high
white battered hat, a kind of linen duster, a
woolen mu filer around his neck and a re
markably red nose. He carries with him a
portable tripod or stand and a weather beaten
gripsack which he unfolds and erects at a
spot near Canal street, whore there is always
a great throng of passeniby. He glances
around to see that no hated “copper” is in
flight, and then ho is ready for gudgeons.
His game is a moljfleati<»n ef the three card
trick, or a still further illustration of the de
gree to which the now you see it, now you
don’t act, may lie carried. He has a hole
alxmt two inches square cut in tho partition
dividing in two eomiiartments of the grip
sack, and in the outer partition are four or
five small pasteboard boxes, something like
those made to hold cigarettes.
He picks up one of the boxes, and, pulling
out its drawer, shows therein a five dollar
bill. Then he announces to the crowd which
gathers so easily on the Bowery that ho will
allow anybody to draw that box who can do
so by jiaying $1 for the privilege. The crowd
is not desirous to try, when suddenly a tough
young man wearing a fiea jacket ornamented
with great mock pearl buttons, «ay» he will
try. Ho puts down a dollar, draws a box,
and lol it is tho one containing the bilL
HE TRIE8 IT AGAIN.
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Other legal advertisements. 75 cents for first
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Special business notices in business column«,
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ceuts per line.
Professional cards, $12 per y«ar.
Special rates for large display “ads.”
DAUGHTERS OF EVE.
A granddaughter of Charles Dickens does a
ilouriahing business with a type writer.
The Empress Eugenie has recovered her
health and now talks about a tour in the
Miss Anna Dickinson, who has been ill for
nearly a year, is «lowly improving and will
shortly go south.
Mrs. Mackay presented the new Countee«
Cairns, who is a Jewess by birth, a diamond
and ruby aigrette brooch.
Queen Victoria, having been requested to
write her name in a Bible specially printed
for the colonies, and to add a verse from
Scripture, selected the following: “Onearth
peace, good will toward men.”
It is remembered of Jenny Lind that she
disliked flattery. When the sculptor Durham
made a bust of her sho was greatly displeased
with it. “I am,” she said to him, “an ugly
Swede and you have made me a beautiful
A young woman of culture in London has
set tho fashion of wearing a black Portia
gown, lined with crimson, to the theatres,
and has gained several follower«'
now trying to ¡«id off with a stu ided Uurt
front and white cravat.
Rose Elizabeth Cleveland has proved n
most acceptable teacher of htotory btw 1«
popular with her pupils at Mrs. Raed's board
ing school in New York, and under her guid
ance they have beoome proficient iu the hifl-
torical studio« undertaken.
In a Spanish newspaper, printed at Matai»»
»as, Cuba, appears the following advertise
ment: “Photographs of the most beautiful
woman in the world—Sra. Frances Folsom
de Cleveland, the lady of the White House,
the idol of 60,000,000 of people, the wife of
the president of the United States. Cull for
the ‘El Rayo Verde’ cigarette«.”
The wife of Don M. Dickinson, the new
postmaster general, 13 a handsome woman—
tall, with auburn hair, clear complexion and
large dark eyos. She has always been very
popular in Detroit, and has been a prominent
figure in the social life of that city. She is
extremely affable, and has both tact and dig
nity. She is considerably younger than her
CREATION’S LOWER ORDERS.
Tho largest cow in Dakota is reported from
Cass county. She stands 6 feet high at the
shoulders, and, though thin in flesh, weighs
The weatherwise of Maine say that the re
cent capture of an immense Arctic owl near
Fish Point presage« an early winter. The
bird measured fl feet from tip to tip.
A handsome buck was recently shot near
Rock Springs, Ky., which for the past ten
year« had been a target for the rifle« of the
hunters of the neighborhood. He weighed
175 pounds and his antler« were of unusual
In many portions of Idaho, Nevada and
Wyoming the rabbit« are so numerous that
they are becoming almost as great a plague
os in Australia. The proprietors of a large
ranch are giving boys five cents apiece for
killing thorn, and some of the boye earn as
much as $5 each per day. The dead rabbitfl
oro fed to hogs to fatten them.
Levi Campbell, of Kingsbury, Me., set a
tiear trap and a bear got into it. He dragged
the trap a good distance, until it was caught
in a log. Then Levi came up and struck the
IxMir with an axe. The animal turned sud-
denly, wrenched the trap loose, grabbed Levi,
ind was in a fair way to make an end of him
when his dog pitched in and attracted the
bear’s attention until Levi could drag him,
Justice Jaunasch, of Kalamazoo, Mich.,
has a parrot that he wouldn’t «ell for ita
weight in silver. On five different occasions
has this intelligent bird saved the house from
being burglarized. The last time was on a
reoent night. The burglar got the door un
fastened, but when he opened it the parrot
asked, in a stern and harsh voice: “Hello,
there! What’s the matterF The burglar
didn’t answer, but fell over himself in hie
desperate effort to get away.
BRIQHT 8AYINGS OF CHILDREN.
IIo investsanothor dollar, draws again, and
again he is successful. The rod nosed mon
expresses his disapproval of his ill luck, but
Boston Mamma—You mustn’t speak of your
announces that somebody must win. Th© tegs, Flossie, when we have company. It isn’t
young man with the pea jacket says ho will polite. Flossie—What should I say, mamma,
not try again, as ho is $8 iu pocket and is drumsticks f’—New York Sun.
happy, and ho disappears from the scene. By
Father—Come, Bobby, you ar® all tired
this time several men want to try their hands out; so hurry off to bed. Bobby, with a slow
at the drawing—it looks so simple! Tho first and reluctant movement)—Pa, you oughtn’t
one draws and finds his box contains a cake to tell a boy to hurry up when bo’s all tired
of soap. He tries again, with a like result out—Philadelphia North American.
Nothing daunted he slaps down another dol
When little Meg saw a picture of Christian,
lar for a chance, but fails to get tho box with
with the burden on his back, she looked at it
curiously for a minute and then asked:
Of course that particular box is always “Mamma, what makes the manny wear his
dropped skillfully through tho little slot in bustle so high up on his back.”—Boston
the partition. Then other observers try their Transcript.
luck, but the result is always the same—they
A tiny nephew once heard his dearly be
come out losers. When the crowd is pretty
well worked the red nosed man gazes down loved maiden aunt called an “old maid.”
the street and cries with a start, “Here’s a The child’s elder brothers and sisters were
cop,” and suddenly bundling up his traps he i telling “what they were going to be” one day
disappears down Canal street. Of course soon afterward, and little precocity aston
there is no “cop” in sight, and if any person ished everybody in the room by saying
should follow the red nosed man he will find earnestly that ho was going to be an “old
him in company with the young man with maid like auntie, ’cause she made everybody
tbo pea jacket in a saloon a block away, dood.”— Kingston Freeman.
A sturdy little chap, some 7 years ol<l, had
drinking milk punches while chuckling over
a tantrum one day la«t week, and his mother,
The most enterprising and elalxtrate of all in order to mark her displeasure and impress
p*tty swindles is the “smuggled shawl” busi It upon him, left him by himself and went to
ness. This is really an artistic little idea, her own room. He followed her as far as th®
and the man who practices it deserves to be door, and, after the hwi passed In, closed it
called a Napoleon of finance in his way. He somewhat emphatically. Then he went to his
dresses in a uniform similar to that worn by play. Half an hour later he returned, opened
stewards on first. c I ash ocean steamships. His the door softly and looked in. His mother
story never fails to make the desired impres caught his eye and could not repress a smile.
sion on his victims.
“Ther®,” ho said, “I knew you’d get over it.
He goes around in tenement houses during Now you are my own dear mamma again.”—
the day while the lords of creation are at Boston Herald.
work and he carries a parcel which ho de
Little Nellie, of Weet End, was in an ave
clares contains a shawl of rare value which nue store yesterday with her mother, and she
lias been smuggled from France or Timbuo was greatly pleased with the Christmas array
t<»o or some place far away. Sometimes it , of dolls. “Mamma,” she said, “I want a
I is silk he offers, but his makeup and th® baby.” “Very well, Nellie,” replied the
plausible story ho tells usually got him a pur ' mother, “you shall have.one,” and Nellie
chaser. In this way the guileless housewife soon had one in her arms, but she was not
buys a shawl for $20 which tho rascal gets satisfied and still hung about tbedoll display.
wholesale on Catharine street for $10 a Finally, half in fear end half in hope, she
dozen. To thia class of swindlers belongs the whispered: “Mamma, I’d like to have twins»”
alleged sailor one meets so frequently along —Washington Critic.
the river front who sells “smuggled” cigar»
at $5 per box of 100 which be purchased on
SENATORS AND EX-SENATORS.
Park row at a cent apiece or less.—New
John Sherman h Baid to be worth $1,500,-
lit range an<l My at er Iona Fart.
Senator» Stanford, of California, and
A day or two ago a lady in the Went End
called my attention to a strange and mys Stockbridge, of Michigan, turn over all their
teriou» fact in reference to the prevalence of Balaries to the clerks of their committeea
Senator Stewart, of Nevada, when in tbe
diphtheria throughout the city. Hhe had no
tired that in nine rases out of ten the disease senate Itefore, was one of tbe most liberal
was found in the homes of families living on entertainen in Washington. His fortune was
Large Bird* Becoming Fat I net.
the south akin of the streete running east and much larger then than it is now, yet lie
The large bird», like the other large ani west, and on the east aide of the streeta run spends money with the same freedom that
mal*. ore steadily going, and all may soon ning north and south. Rhe wanted to know characterised him then.
Ex Senator Dorsey, Senator Windom and
to the cause, but I must con-
diMtppear from the earth. It 1» believed that my opinion
the Uunmergeyer, or Alpina vulture, has f«*» I was unable to giv® her any infirma Jems R. Grant are at the head
just become completely extinct in Switzer U' n > I bave looked the matter up, however, syndicate which has purchased
land, a solitary female specimen, which has and ! find aha was right about the location of Benjamin irou miu«« ‘n 1*
dwelt on the Biotchhom during the last the disses» on the south and east sides of the in Wisc^u. r
tw<nty-five years, having at last fallen a auwi-
Warren G. Priest in GtoboDeoi xiwl surrounding
Vktiua to poioon.- Ikmtou Budget.