Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, May 13, 1892, Image 2

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Bellefonte, Pa., May 13, 1892.
All through the long, damp night the sap
Flows into stem and plant and tree,
To pour, at last, in Nature's lap
Spring's harvest growth of greenery.
All through the cool, dark night the flowers
Drink deep from earth the slow, sweet flow
‘Whose freshness is the wind’s and shower’s
Distilled in secret founts below.
Strange tide, whose currents stronger grow,
© Nor ebb as does the moonsick sea,
But ever upward pulsing go
And swell with longings to be free;
Till at the tulip popular’s crown,
The locust’s furthest, finest height,
The green buds break the bark’s soft brown,
Or burst in blossom over night!
But the lone cedar, that all through
The dark and cold was ever green,
Mayhap may sigh for plumage new—
orgot amid spring’s splendid Scone
“Hush, bush, Nellie!” said Mrs.
Belton, holding up a warning finger as
her daughter sprang up the steps with
a gay laugh.
“Your father is suffering very much
this afternoon, and is trying to sleep.
He is in the sitting room on the lounge,
where 1 made him go as it is much
cooler there.”
“What's the matter now 2” said Nel-
lie, with her pretty face curiously un-
changed by the news of her father’s in-
“Ob, just one of his nervous spells!
and I think he said he had a headache,
too. I broiled him a bird, and he
geemed to relish it, and drank some
buttermilk of the mornings’s churn-
“Well, then, if he can eat and enjoy
buttermilk,” remarked the girl, with a
short laugh, “he is not so very bad off.
Be honest, now, mother, do you be-
lieve much in father’s ailments? No,
no; don’t you frown, but tell the truth !
Aren't his appetite and looks too good
for there to be much the matter with
him? I declare I have caught Dr.
Easter smiling broadly several times
wien he has been here to see father,
and it was all he could do to keep
from laughing in his face.”
Mrs. Belton’s kindly face wore a
half-amused, half-frightened expression
as she listened to her daughter, but she
answered, demurely :
“How can you talk ‘so, Nellie? Of
course your father is ill, or why should
he feign to be so?”
“He likes petting and coddling, just
like a baby, and mother, I really be-
lieve you know it is mainly his imagi-
pation that is at work, but you have
got in the habit of waiting on him and
humoring his fancies until you do 1t ae
a matter of course. Now, own up. Do
you believe in his sickness to-day ?”’
The mother evaded the clear, truth-
compelling eyes turned up to her own,
but she laughed, and whispered back
to her:
“Well he did eat about six biscuits
with that bird, and drank three glasses
of the buttermilk and disposed of near-
ly a third of a glass of my strawberry
Nellie caught her mother in her
arms with a shout of delight. Bravo!
bravo! You have owned it, and that
is half the battle. Mother, I know in
the bottom of your heart, kind and
gentle as 1tis, you are tired of father’s
morbid fancies, and of ministering to
his imaginary ailments. And it is
time something was done to arouse
him, or he will become a confirmed hy-
pochondriac, tor he is nearly that now.
I believe I could break him.”
“No, you couldn’t, child. TI used to
try and get him to shake off his des
poudency, and not to think so much of
his little aches and pains, but I was on-
ly called u feeling tor my exertions.
“Well, I would approach him differ-
ently. Listen, mother, I have a plan.”
Aud the two heads, one still brown
and handsome, in spite of the fine lines
of silver over the temples and the oth-
er a bright chestnut, drew close togeth-
er, and in the golden sunshine of the
beautiful September day a dark plot
was formed, and when Rob Harper
came strolling in with the most pur-
poseless air that ever conceived a pnr-
pose, the same was imparted to him
under seal of secrecy. And then,when
Nellie chanced to walk as far as the
turn of the road as Rob took his way
home, the doctor, driving past, was
halted, and made a partner likewise in
the mysterious business.
The atternoon slipped away and the
day had giyen place to the purple twi-
light when Hiram Belton awoke from
iis pleasant nap and stretched out his
hand for the pitcher of ice water usual
ly placed right by his side on such oc-
casions by his devoted wife, but this
time he felt in vain. He pressed his
hand on his forehead and groaned
twice, thrice, very heavily, but there
was no one who came tip-toeing into
the room to bend over him and beg to
know what could be done. His groans
grew louder and more alarming and
still they produced no effect, so pre-
sently the invalid raised himself slowly,
anc advancing to the door, called
faintly :
He returned to his couch at once,but
no Barbara answered, but in a few min-
utes Nellie came nonchalantly singing
into the room.
“That you, father?’ she said, care-
lesslv. Have you taken a lazy spell,
A groan was the reply, which only
brought forth, “Drank too much but-
termilk, eh ? IT did myself, and I tell
you it gave me a pain.”
“Where's your mother 2’ put in the
insulted invalid, glaring at his daugh-
“Gone to bed. She had a headache
and I made her go, for there really was
no reason for her keeping up if she felt
“No reason!” snorted Mr. Belton.
“And me as ill asT am! I wonder who
she thinks is going to nurse me; but
it is like a woman to give up to the
slightest ache or pain, and just when
they are needed the most.”
“Oh, you will be all right in an hour
or two! Father, if you don’t mind I'}l
go to prayer-meeting with Rob Harper.
By the way, mother said would you
please get the churn ready for her, and
here's the key to the dairy.” ;
She was gone before her irate parent
could fram the cutting speech he had
in mind, in which he mingled a serpeunt
tooth, an ungrateful child, his wife's
unaccountable and preposterous failure
to perform he: wifely duties, and the
heartless maduess of expecting him to
rise from a couch of pain aod illness to
set a churn. He lay and pondered the
thing over. They were evidently grow-
ing incredulous on the subject of his
ailments and needed a lesson, a severe
one, to bring them back to their allegi-
ance. In the meanwhile Nellie, lean-
ing on her lover’s arm, confided to him
that ¢ Father always fell ill so oppor-
tunely, and recovered with such sur-
prising readiness when he found that
illness was inconvenient. They both
laughed, but a quick remorse smote
the girl when on their return they saw
lights glancing about the house, and
heard a man-servant, on a horse, go
tearing after the doctor, and Mrs. Bel-
ton met them with :
“Oh, Nellie, your father is dying, dy-
ing! Itis a judgment on us for our
wicked doubting of him this afternoon.
Oh, I can never, never forgive myself!”
But when Nellie, followed by Rob,
entered the darkened room where her
father lay, the color came back to her
cheeks and her eyes lost their look of
horror, for "with singular blundering
Rob picked up the shaded lamp, and,
turning the wick to its greatest height,
let the bright stream of light fall right
on the sufferer’s face, so that his daugh-
ter saw that the dying man’s counten-
ance was still very healthily tinted.
“Oh, oh, oh!’ groaned Mr. Belton.
“Turn that lamp down! Is that you,
Nellie, daughter? Well, kiss your fath-
er, and tell him good-bye. Oh; oh!”
“Here, you are going to faint, Miss
Nellie. Go out in the fresh air at
once,’’ said Rob, and as the door closed
on the girl, turned to Mr. Belton with,
‘Poor girl! And she to be married so
soon to Joe Banner! Your death will
put her wedding off, won’t it 2’
“What!” yelled Mr. Belton, forget-
ting to groan and sitting up in bed.
“Joe Banner! Not if 1 have to kill
him !”
The Banners and Beltons hated each
other as only people in small places
and over small matters have time to.
“Has such a thing been going on be-
hind my back? I'll—I'll 1"
“Oh, don’t, dear!” interposed poor
Mrs. Belton. You will injure your-
gelf. Lie quiet till the doctor comes.
I am sure Rob is mistaken about Joe
Banner. Why, Nellie never speaks to
him, and besides, she and Rob are—"
“Here's the doctor I” exclaimed Rob,
rushing to open the door and cutting
Mrs. Belton short in her explanation
Dr. Lester came 1n looking suspicious-
ly grave, for there was a very inconsis-
tent twinkle in his eyes. He felt Mr.
Belton’s pulse and looked graver still,
while the twinkle fairly set his eyes to
.dancing, and then with a certain reluc-
tance in his voice, said :
“I most not conceal from you, my
dear sir, that you are suffering from
cerebro-spinal meningitis, comuoined
witn @enemia of the medulloblongata,
How is it you never consnlted me
about it before. Didn’t yoa suspect
“No-0,” said the patient, looking
scared and white, ‘Doctor-—will—
will—it—it—it be fatal ?”’
The doctor turned first and request-
ed Mrs. Belton and Rob to leave the
roocin, which they did, when he ad-
dressd himself to the sick man :
“I feel it my duty to tell you the
truth. You haven’t one hour to live!”
“Oh, oh, oh! Save me, doctor! I’ll
give you $500 to do it—a thousand
dollars—my whole place—anything—
anything—ouly save me!”
“Can’t do it,” said the doctor, shak-
ing his haad. ‘Face it like a man,
Belton. Don’t trouble about your
wife and family. Mary's married.
Nelly could be to-morrow, and as for
Mrs. Belton, Marks, the widower, said
vesterday she was the handsomest wo-
man still in the country, and that if
she was only rid of you he'd ask her
the day after the funeral.
“What!” shrieked the dying man,
flinging himself out of bed, and danc
ing over the floor as if it was red hot.
“To Jericho with my cerebro-spiting
whatever you call it, and my oblong
medal! Die! No I'll not die, not for a
hundred years! You make tracks, Dr.
Lester, this minute! I'm tired of your
bread pills. Yes, they were bread,
and, I knew it all along. The idea of
aman’s wife and daughter planning,
aye building on his death, and propos-
ing before the breath’s out of his body
to dance over his grave!”
Here Mr. Belton grew a little mixed
in his language, but he knew what he
meant and that was all that was nec-
essary. Il was hours before he could
be got to quiet down, and days before
he ceased to growl inarticulate and
mysterious threats directed against no
one could quite gather whom. But
from that time on, Mr. Belton has nev-
er complained of an ache or pain, and
fiercely disclaimed feeling even under
the weather whenever informed that he
looks so.
In almost every neighborhood
throughout the west there is some one
or more persons whose lives have been
saved by Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera
and Diarrhea Remedy, or who have
been cured of chronic diarrhea by it.
Such persons take especial pleasure in
recommending the remedy to others.
The praise that follows its introduction
and use makes it very popular. 25 and
50 cent bottles for sale by Frank P.
——The New York Associations of
Working Girl's Clubs has 20 different
societies with a membership of 2,500.
Seven societies rent an entire house, 12
rent rooms and one owns its house.
About Silver Ore.
Not Pretty to Look at and Devoid of Any
Silver, as is ordinarily found in nature
is not pretty to look at nor has it any
glitter, says Harper's Young People.
The rich ore from the Big Bonanza is of
a bluish-gray color and lusterless.
There is plenty of glitter to be seen in
the silver caverns, but it is the iron or
copper pyrites mingled with the precious
metal that shines with brilliant crys-
The great silver deposits—those of
them whic are known-—were all dis-
covered by accident. Diego Hualca in
the year 1545 found the wonderful mine
of Potosi, in Peru, while climbing up
the face of a steep mountain in pursuit
of a wild goat. He took hold of a bush
which was torn out by the roots, when
lo! masses of metal were laid bare,
The celebrated Comstock lode, richest
of all silver mines, was a chance find.
In the summer of 1859 Peter O’Reilley
and Pat McLaughlin were located at
Gold Hill, Nev. They were working
for gold and were in hard luck. Need-
ing water for their: rockers they dug a
hale four feet deep and came upon an
outcropping of the marvelous lode. It
was a bed of black sulphide of silver.
The men did not know what it was but
tried it for gold. Silver has one use that
is very little known. Nearly all good
mirrors are backed with it and not with
mercury, as it generally supposed. Be-
fore it is put on, the glass has to be
cleaned with the utmost care. Every-
thing depends on that, because if it is
not perfectly clean the metal will flake
off. Finally the glass is laid with its
back down in a bath of nitrate of silver
to which rochelle salts are added, caus-
ing it to deposit a film of chemically
pure metal all over the surface.
The Rivers of the Great
The few rivers of the American desert
are as strange and as treacherous as its
winds. The Colorado is the only large
stream of them all, and the only one
which behaves like an ordinary river.
1t is always turbid—and gets its Span-
ish name, which means the ‘Red,’
from the color of its tide. The smaller
streams are almost invariably clearin
dry weather ; but in a time of rain they
become torrents not so much of sandy
water as of liquid sand! I have seen
them rolling down in freshets with
waves four feet high which seemed sim-
ply sand in flow ; and it is a fact that the
bodies of those who are drowned at such
times are almost never recovered. The
strange river buries them forever in its
own sands. All these rivers have heads;
but hardly one of them has a mouth!
They rise in the mountains on the edge
of some happier land, flow away out in-
to the desert, making a green gladness
where their waters touch, and finally
are swallowed up forever by the thirs-
ty sands. The Mojave, for instance, is
a beautiful litle stream, clear as crystal
through the summer, only a foot or so
in depth but some two hundred feet
wide, Itis fifty or sixty miles long,
and its upper valley is a narrow para-
dise, green with tall grasses and noble
cottonwoods that recall the stately elms
of the Connecticut Valley. But pre-
sently the grass gives place to barren
sand-banks, the hardier trees, whose
roots bore deep to drink small and strag-
gling ; and at last the river dies alto-
gether upon the arid plain, and leaves
beyond as bare a desert as that which
bordersits bright oasis-ribbon on both
sides.—Q. F. Lummis, in St. Nicholas.
Aunty Couldn’t Guess.
Aunty—-What became of the kitten
you had when I was here before ?
Little Niece (in surprise)— Why,
don’t you know ?
“I haven’t heard a word. Was she
poisoned ?”’ !
“Drowned ?"*
#Oh, no.”
“Stolen ?"’
“No, indeed.”
“Hurt in any way ?”’
“Well, I can’t guess. What became
of her?”
“She growed into a cat.”
It SmouLp Be IN Every House.—
J. B. Wilson, 871Clay St. Sharpsburg,
Pa., says he will not be without Dr.
King’s New Discovery for Consumption,
Coughs and Colds, that it cured his wife
who was threatened with Pneumonia af-
ter an attack of “La Grippe” when var-
ious other remedies and several physi-
cians had done her no good. Robert
Barber, of Cooksport,- Pa., claims Dr.
King’s New Discovery has done him
more good than anything he ever used
for Lung Trouble. Nothing like it, try
it. Free trial Bottles at Parrish’s Drug
Store. Large bottles 50 cents and
-—A gentleman writes from Austra-
lia that there isa great chance for short-
hand writers in that country. A. while
ago an examination was held in Mel-
bourne for shorthand writers in {he
courts. Out of thirteen only six passed
the test of 120 words a minute and fewer
still the test of 150. Sir John Thurstons
who had tried to engage a stenographer
for correspondence, offering $1,000 a
year and board, complained that most
of the applicants were unable either to
write rapidly or to read their notes af-
WorLD'S FAvor.—If you have any de-
gire to visit the World’s Fair at Chicago
bear in mind that the United World's
Fair Excursion Co. is asound organi-
zation, with ample capital to fulfill
their promises. The company sells
tickets on the installmentiplan. Apply
to A. H. Roby Sect. 403 Exchange
Building Boston.
——- The Washington Post says that
an active effort is being made to com-
plete the fund for the busts of Mrs. Eli-
zabeth Cady Staton and Miss Susan B.
Anthony, in order that they may be
ready for the World’s Fair. The busts
have been modeled in clay by Miss
Johnson, of Washington, who hasa
studio in Rome.
—— Determination is an excellent
characteristic, but remembr that the
bulldog is not a popular animal.
Women as Inventors.
Men all over this fair land who decry
women give among their reasons for the
same the chief argument that she is not
of an inventive turn of mind, Now
anyone who reads knows that womeu
have invented some valuable things.
Mrs. Nathaniel Green undoubtedly in-
vented the cotton gin, although her
fear of ridicule made her unwilling to
take an interest in it. Mrs! Walton
has made vajuable achievements in
noise-deadening and smoke burning.
One woman has invented a method
of converting a barred of oil into 10,000
cubic feet of gas; another has invented
a sewing machine that needs no thread-
ing ; others have invented the ruffling
and quilting attachments to such ma-
chines, and arrangements for sewing
duck and leather. One such attach-
ment made a fortune for Miss Helen
Blanchard, and a new baby carriage
sum of $150,000.
The Chicago Journal in commenting
upon the inventive genius of women
names Mrs. Armstrong as the inventor
of a machine for feeding cattle on trains;
Miss Josephine Davis an arrangement
of lamps and rubber cloth for hot vapor
baths at home; Mrs. Beastly a machine
for turning out complete barrels by the
hundred ; Anna Conolly a practical fire
escape ; Mrs. Bailey, an attachment to
beds by means of which the patient can
raise and lower himself,
Another woman has invented a super-
ior street sweeper ; another a spinning
wheel carrying as many as forty threads;
another a plan for heating cars; a chain
elevator; another a screw crank for
steamships ; a horse shoe machine, a
reaper and a mower and a danger sig-
nal. A woman who lived in our own
county invented the window attach-
ments of ropes and weights. Miss
Knight invented a complicated machine
for making the square-bottomed paper
bag, and refused $50,000 for the patent,
and who also invented another machine
that does the work of thirty pairs of
hands in folding these bags.
It is not likely that any man who
reads over a list of that length—and I
could make it much longer—will after-
wards assert that women have no in ven-
tive faculty.
Chase and Lost his Gown
From Hatper’s Young people.
Have you ever seen the Supreme
Court of the United States during one
of its sittings ? Unlike judges in most
lower courts, the Supreme Court justices
wear black gowns that are much like
the cassocks of church choristers. Ar-
rayed in these sombre black gowns. ihe
justice, a row ofseven or eight very
large or very learned men, present an
appearance of official dignity that is
most striking.
The Supreme Court convenes at
twelve o'clock. One day Chief Justice
Chase was unable to find his robe. He
searched every part or the robing-room,
and even lighted a match to go deeper
into his closet than usual in search of
the missing gown, because the day was
a dark and rainy one.
It wanted but a minute or two of
twelve, when the Chief Justice almost
beside himself with long searching, ap-
pealed to Ben Wade, the famous rough-
and-ready Senator from Ohio, who
chanced to enter the room, to help him
find the lost gown.
‘Wade had just come in from out of
doors, and so thrusting his umbrella un-
der one of the settees to see if the, miss-
ing garment was there, he fortunately
fished it out. Holding it up at arms
length on the end of his dripping um-
breila, he shouted: “Here, Chase—
here’s your old shirt.”
The learned Chief Justice reached
his seat in the middle of the row just as
the clock struck the last stroke of twelve
but the spectator from the front would
never have guessed that the gown which
clothed so much dignity had been, ten
seconds before dangling at the end of a
very wet umbrella.
He Was Too Funny.
And Learned That i¢ Does Not Always Do to
Resent an Insult.
From the Detroit Tribune.
A tiger once invited a goat to dinner.
The goat was tickled to death at the no-
tice of the noble beast, and wore his
spike tailed coat and link sleeve buttons
in token of his appreciation.
“Can I help you to.some of this ven-
sion steak ?”’ the tiger asked the goat
very cordially.
The goat could not eat venison steak,
but he dissembled cleverly and preserv-
ed a smiling exterior.
“My physician,” he protested, ‘‘posi-
tively forbids venison steak.”
There was nothing else on the table,
and the poor goat was obliged to sit idly
by while the tiger devoured a hearty re-
past. But the goat was not disposed to
deprive himself of the sweets of revenge.
He accordingly pressed the the tiger to
dine with him the following evening.
The invitation was excepted with
thanks, and promptly on time the tiger
thrust his hind legs under the goats ma-
“Can I help you sweetly inquired the
host, “to some of this fricasseed tomato
cans with brown paper sauce ?”’
“No, thank you,’ rejoined the tiger,
my doctor forbids.”
‘So sorry,” murmured the goat in se-
cret glee, “I fear you will have only an
unsatisfactory meal.”
“Qh, I shall do very well,” protested
the tiger. Whereat he fell upon and
devoured the goat himself,
“Alas!” exclaimed the latter, with his
dying breath, “I was too funny.”
This fable teaches us that it is per-
tectly proper to take an insult from sore
people without resenting it. It is all a
matter of judgment.
Indirectly, 'W ater is Good.
“Watch is a “good thing,” remarked
Colonel Bludd, of Kentucky.
“Wall, maybe so,” replied conserva-
tive Major Bowie.
«It is truly sah,” continued the Col-
onel. “Rain makes cawn, sah an’
cawn makes whisky.”
——The shepherd dog—called collie
in Scotland, from the Gaelic cuilean, or
puppy —gains its title from the fact of
its being used to watch sheep and pro-
brought to its inventor, a women, the,
The Two-thirds Rule.
New Hampshire originated the idea of
National Conventions for nominating
candidates for the Presidency. Gen.
JACKSON was elected President in 1828,
and Mr CALHOUN served with him as
Vice-President. Differences between
them led to a positive change in their
personal and political relations, so that
wher. Gen. JACKSON became the accepted
candidate for a second term, Mr. CaL-
HOUN was dropped and the Vice-Presi-
dency was left open for competing nom-
The Legislature of New Hampshire
issued a call for a Democratic National |
Convention to meet at Baltimore, May
21, 1832, the object being to nominate a
candidate for Vice-President. The num- |
ber of delegates, and the mode of choos-
ing them, were referred to the different
A large attendance bore witness to the
popularity of the experiment, as a decid-
ed improvement on the former caucus
and other systems. At that time the
electoral votes aggregated-288, of which
283 had representation, and Mr VaN-
BUREN received 203 votes, which made
him the Democratic candidate for Vice-
President, and he was elected with Gen.
The most remarkable incident of that
Convention was the adoption of the cel-
ebrated two-thirds rule, which has beer
continuously recognized as one of the
pillars of the Democratic faith for sixty
years. It wasintroduced by Mr. SAUN-
DERS of North Carolina 1n the follow-
ing terms:
“Resolved, That each State be entitled, in
the nomination to be made of a candidate for
the Vice Presidency, to a number of votes
equal to the numbor that they will be entitled
to in the Electoral Colleges under the new ap-
portiopmsul in voting for President ana Vice-
resident, and that two-thirds of the whole
numbar of votes in the Convention shall be
necessary to constitute a choice.”
Democratic leaders in -seweral States
did not likethe New Hampshire innova-
tion, nor the SAUNDERS rule, which im-
posed a severe test on the ambition of as-
pirants for the Presidency. Gen. JACK-
SON wrote a letter in February, 1835, fa-
voring a National Convention, and the
friends of Mr, VAN BUREN were urgent
in their advocacy of the new expedient
as being most representative of the pop-
ular sentiment. The Convention met at
Baltimore May 20, 1835, and Mr. VAN
BUREN was nominated for President
without opposition. Four candidates,
W. H. HarrisoN, Huca L. WHITE,
Mange, contested the election, and
they received 124 electo-al votes against
The next Democratic National Con-
vention met at Baltimore May 5, 1840,
and Mr: VAX BuRreN’s nomination for
a second term was a foregone conclusion.
His Administration had had to contend
with the financial crash of 1837, which
confronted him on entering the White
House, and with embarassments attend-
ing the Florida war with the Indians.
These and other causes led to a political
upheaval, and Gen. JACKSoN was élec-
ted as President.
The fourth National Convention met
at Baltimore, May, 27, 1853. Mr. VAN
BUREN entered it backed by a clear ma-
jority of the delegates. But he had
committed himself in regard to the an-
nexation of Texas, and had to carry the
load of defeat by Gen HARRrIson. The
wise and conservative leaders of the
Democracy, with the best feeling toward
Mr. VAN BUREN, though his nomina-
tion for a third time would imperil the
success of the party, which was more
important than any or all candidates.
Mr. SAUNDERS was there and renewed
the two-thirds rule, which in fact be-
came the test of the dividend opinions
of the Convention. It was reaffirmed
by a vote of 148 to 118; and Mr. PoLK.
who had been Speaker of the House of
Representatives, was nominated and elec-
ted over HENRY CLAY.
From that time forward until 1888,
one term became the unwritten law of
the Democratic party. PoLK, PIERCE,
and BUCHANAN never encouraged any
departure from the restriction. They
stood by it in good faith withouta sign
of selfish aspiration.—N. ¥. Sun.
Some Women's Work,
A daughter-in-law of Brigham
Young is working on a Gentile paper in
Salt Lake City. Mrs. Ladeau is man-
ager of the Poudre Valley herd of Hol-
steins in Colorado. Pauline Lucca is
conducting an operatic training school
in Gemunden, Austria. Miss Margaret
Kerr Johnston, M. D., has been ap-
pointed Assistant Examiner in Physics
to the Royal University of Ireand.
Mrs. Aunie Smith. recently editor of
the North Danville “Enterprise,” 1s
pressing her application for admission to
the Virginia bar. Mlle. Elise St. Omer
a member of the French Geographical
Society, is going on a three year’s jour-
ney among primitive tribes to investi-
gate the lives of women and children.
Miss Alice E. Fletcher is to have charge
of the Government Indian exhibit at the
World’s Fair. Miss Anna L. Williams
is in circulation as Liberty on the new
silver dollars. Miss Abrahams, Miss
Colitt Miss Irwin and Miss Orme are
appointed on the Royal Labor Commis-
sion with the Duke of Devonshire ahd
Mr. Mundelin.
“I Am So Tired.”
Is a common exclamation at this sea-
son. There is a certain bracing effect
in cold air which is lest when the weath-
er grows warmer : and when Nature is
renewing her youth, her admirers feel
dull, sluggish and tired. This condi-
tion is owing mainly to the impure con-
dition of the blood, and its failure to
supply healthy tissue to the various or-
gans of the body. It is remarkable how
susceptible the system is to help to be
derived from a good medicine at this
season. Possessing just those purifying
building-up qualities which the body
craves, Hood’s Sarsaparilla soon over-
comes that tired feeling, restores the ap-
petite, purifies the blood, and, in short
imparts vigorous health. Its thousands
of friends as with one voice declare “Tt
Makes the Weak Strong.”
—-Fannie Kemble is eighty-two,
She cannot write a friendly band guides
| actress was once
tect them from marauders of every de- |
the pen across the paper tor her, and ail
spirit and vivacity for which the great
famous have left her.
Her reading is limited to the Bible and
a few religious books.
The World of Women.
A short life is predicted for the gaudy
hat streamers.
The piano lamp shade should be cov-
ered with lace.
Among the things “just from Paris’
are lace shoulder capes.
Rosettes of narrow satin ribbon have
tiny ends of a contrasting ribbon in the
centre. .
Frogs and frog buttons are adapted
from military uniforms and again put
upon ladies’ street gowns.
English tailors are using long waist
coats, after the Georgian period, for la-
dies’ checked tweed gowns.
The ladies will wear a crease down
the skirt front much resembling that on
the male escort’s trousers,
A tan “box” or “whole-back’’ coat is
trimmed with large pearl buttons, no
matter what the color may be.
A good bonnet for general wear is of
the deep ecru-colored lace, with black
moire ribbon and jet aigrettes. This
will accord with almost any toilette.
Tan-colored straw is combined with
pale sea-green velvet and moire ribbon.
To give a little color to such a hat, deep
pink roses are added with the fashiona-
ble long stalks.
Black lace rosettes are secured in the
centre with high skewer pins of jet.
Pale shaded moire ribbons, shot and
plain, look well on black straw hats fur-
ther trimmed with lace.
Miss Nancy Cornelius, who has just
graduated from the Hartford Training
School for Nurses, is said to be the first
Indian who has fitted herself for such
service by scientific training.
Violets are very simply arranged in
little bunches that are tied by the stalks
all around the crown of a hat, with the-
flowers resting low on the brim. A rib-
bon is then brought around the crown
and finished in front with a large flat
‘The salted peanut has become a part
of the dinner menu. It can easily be
prepared at home by simply shelling the
nuts when they are put into boiling wa-
ter to remove the skin. Then turn them
into a hot buttered pan and keep them
there just long enough to brown. Be
careful that they do not burn. When
nicely browned remove from the pan
and sprinkle with salt.
It is comical to watch the timid ap-
proach of five white fingers towards the
innocent-looking bit of lemon which
floats in the translucent depths of the
finger bowl. Remember, please, that it
is there for use and not for looks. Pick
it up not gingerly, but as if you were en
rapport with the zituation. Now rub it
lightly over the rosy tips of your well
manicured hands. It is a little thing,
is it not ? but in performing this simple
act you will show that you are, in your
table manners, at least quite up to date.
The bow knots in silver and gold are,
from their abundance, a little out of fa-
vor with the lovers of unique jewelry,
so a new design has appeared. The lit-
tle daintily shaded pansies, violets, eidel-
weiss, orchids, forget-me-nc .s and daisies
in jewelry that we admired so much
last year can now be gotten bunched to-
gether in little bouquets that are tied
with the gold and silver ribbons. The
jewelry is just as sweet and pretty as it
can be and it will probably have as great
a run here as did the bow knots alone.
Point de Gene lace is in such remark-
able use that it merits particular men-
tion. On costumes of wool, silk or cot-
ton, it appears in yokes, shoulder pieces,
corselets, cuffs, falls about the neck,
Zouave jackets, skirt panels, flouncings
or bands, while handsome woolsin the
piece, show it in the finish to applique
work. In millinery, itis likewise prom-
inent and some stylish hats are made en-
tirely of it, notably ‘an example having
a medium width straight brim upon
which two rows of ‘narrow pink ribbon
twisted are laid, with rosette to match
on the low crown and white aigrette.
It is curious that, while one section of
womankind is running after everything
made in the style of those dear prim
maidens of sixty years ago, who would
have regarded the athletic girl of to-day
as quite beyond the pale, the other is.
growing daily more masculine. The
loose backed coats are in many cases
lengthened and fall nearly to the feet,
like those which the lords of ereation af-
fected last year. Curiously enough, the
women who wear them feel it incum-
bent to adopt a most masculine stride,
and the spectacle of these manly women
stalking through the streets side by side
with their effeminately clad sisters is
quite amusing.
The cross-over capes are already be-
coming popular, and all sorts of quaint
little old-fushioned shoulder capes are
being designed to give a necessary touch
of “outdoor’’ to our summer costumes.
They are mostly composed of yokes of
velvet, jet passementerie or brocade,
with wide frills of lace falling over the
shoulders. For ordinary wear they are
chiefly made in black, but for smart oc-
casions. guipure or other lace is used,
with a yoke of pale brocade or silk. I
have seen one which was quite beautitul,
where the yoke was of pale gray satin,
brocaded with white, and the deep frills
were of old Venetian point lace; but of
course this could only be worn with very
full dress. Other capes have the lace so
arranged as to suggest the shawls which
in days gone by were worn just off the
The smartest and most taking of her
dresses is a new gown, made in navy blue
serge or rough water-proot cheviot in
mixed colors. The plain skirt has a
leather binding and three narrow leather
straps buckled around it, and the coat is
bound with leather. The coat is lined
with gay taffeta silk and opens over a
‘‘decollete waistcoat,” cut like an even-
ing waistcoat, of blue or white pique or
blue wool vesting, powdered with white
dots. The very mannish shirt may be
of white or colored material, is closed
“with a single stud, and is like the linked
cuffs, a noble example of the laundress’
skill and art.
A conspicuous and amusing feature of
the gown is a pocket cut in a curve in
the skirt on either side, just as near the
location of a man’s trousers pocket as
feminine dress.will admit.