Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, May 05, 1893, Image 2

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Bellefonte, Pa., May 5, 1893
T'was near the break of day, but still
The moon vas shining brightly ;
The west wind as it passed the flowers
Set each one swaying lightly ;
The sentry slow paced to and fro,
A faithful night-watch keeping,
While in thetents behind him stretched
His comrades—all. were sleeping.
Slow to and fro the sentry paced,
His musket on his shoulder,
But not a thought of death oravar
Was withtthe brave.young soldier.
Ah, no! His heart was far away,
here on a Western prairie z
A rose-twined cottage stood. ‘That night
The countersign was “Mary.”
And there his own true love he saw,
Her blue eyes brightly beaming,
Above them oa her stun-kissed brow,
Her curls like sunshine gleaming,
And heard her singing, as she churned
I'he butter in the dairy, :
The song heleved the best. That night
The countersign was “Mary.”
“Qh, {or one kiss from her!” he sighed.
When up the lone road glancing,
He spied a form—a little: form,
With, faltering steps advancing,
And as it peared him silently,
‘He gazed at it in wonder;
Then dropped his musket to his hand, i
And challenged: “Who goes yonder 2!
Still oni it came. -“*Not one step more,
Be you maungchild or fairy,
iinless you give the counlersign,
Halt !"Who:goes there 7 - “Tis Mary,”
A swaet voice eried, and in his arms,
The girl he'd left behind him,
Half fainting fell. O'er many miles
She'd bravely toiled to find him.
“I heard that you were wounded, dear,”
She sobbed : “My heart.was breaking ;
1 could not stay a moment, but
All other ties forsaking,
I traveled by aay grief made strong,
Kind heavenwatching o'er me,
Until—unhurt and well > “Yes, love,”
“At last you stood before me.”
“They told me that I could not pass
Thedines to seek my lover:
Before day fairly came; but I
Pressed on-ere night was over
And as I told my name, I found
The way. free-as.our prairie,”
“‘Beasuse, thank God! to night.” he said,
“4¢The countersign is ‘Mary I'”
—Margaret Eytinge in Grand Army Gazette.
It avas not my fauly thet 1 heard
what the girl in the next office said to
the telephone. «Our place was so small
that I had to have the door open to get
a draught and keep cool. I think I
never keew such a hot summer. And
then the girl would talk so loudly. I
don’t seeswhy women always talk loud-
er through a telephone than a man
does, ‘but they do nevertheless. Of
course yeu will say that I ought not to
have listened ; that I ought’ ito have
been intent on my work, and all that;
but how. can you expect'a man to be al-
ways interested in. a tax duplicate, with
ite everlasting capy, copy, with" its
Browns ‘and Joneses; its-Schuitzdufters
and its "Ven Dugeéns? So!when some-
boly in the next office begins to talk
to .somebedy in amother office, you've
gotito listen, you can’t help it.
1 remember pretty well the first con-
versation that was.enything out.of the
ordinary. It was a;piping hot day at
the last ofiJ une. I had justgottoBak-
er inthe: first duplicate, and I waslean-
ing back inny chair, soaking the tip
of my blotter in the ink well, and try-
ing my best to waste ink. The tele
phooebell:in the next office rang, -and
a man answered. He said,
“Yes, Ellas bere.”
There was a little rustle, and then I
heard she gir! say,
“Yes, it's. me: Is that you, Mary?"
“Oh, I’m all right.”
“Nos mothing unusual
“Have I seen Maud’s.cousin? No,
I didn’t tknow she had:e cousin com-
ing, . Why?"
“Have wou?" i
“Where did you see him?” |
“Why, wes; fl] try to come up.
What sort of a Jeoking person is:he?”’
“Umph! Tdon’t like dark people.”
“That's worse. [ absolutely: detest
a man who is literary. You always
feel as though they were studying you.”
40h yes, I'll «come. Good-by. Is
there to be amy ane else there?”
40h! All right. Good-by.”
The next morning I arrived at the
office a little late, and just as I got in-
side the door I heard the gid in the
next office say—and she said it so loud
that I knew she was telephoning :
“I had a lovely time ; but, you know,
it was a little anneying--the going:
home part.”
“I expected to ge with Harry of
course, but her cousin asked me in the
evening, and I couldn’ refuse. I
should think he ought to have knewn
better. Harry was a luttle angry over
it, and so was I.”
“Well, why couldn’t he have gone
with one ef the other giels ?”
“No; I dried to be very distant, and
I let him de most of the talking.”
“He does talk well, doesn't he?”
“Maud says he expects to go back to
college in the fall.”
“No, I hate picnics; besides, I can’t
get off. Are you?”
“To call? Why, certainly. I
couldn’t avoid it without snubbing him
and I couldn’ do that even if he did
force himself where he wasn’t wanted.”
“Don’t be a goose!” and then she
put up the 'phone with a bang and
rung off, all in the same movement.
About a week after, justas I had got
settled to an afternoon’s work, 1 saw,
the girl come in. . She was a little late,
and had hardly time to take off her
coat and hat before I heard her call
196. She said:
“Hello! I want to speak to Mary.”
“Is that you Mary ?"
“] want Mary.”
“Hello! What time are you going
to that picnic to morrow ?”
“Do you mind if I go with you ?”
“I didn’t intend to at first, but I've
changed my mind.”
“Why, the idea! Of course not. I
met him on the street on my way down
and, naturally we walked down togeth-
“Don’t be sarcastic, but honestly, !
“Oh, well, if you won't believe me, I
i can’t make vou.”
| to the station ?”
“Then you'll stop for se on the way
“Good-by. About seven o'clock.
It was some two weeks later. I was
in the “T's” 1n Clay township, and I
was hurrying to get through. After I
get on the down grade of the alphabet,
1 always work faster.
But'T heard the bell ring, and the
girl in the next office called 196 and
Mary. I couldn’t hear what she -said
at Grst, but pretty soon she raised her
“Do you know, I got myself into the
least bit of trouble about that piano re-
“It was all a misunderstanding, and
I was awfully sorry. but there wasn’t
any reason why Harry should be so
| vexed over it.
“Why, you see, Harry asked me the
week before to go with him, and I
made a mistake about the day, and re-
4 tuged, because I thought we were to
bave a dinner on that night. After
4 wards ‘I found out my mistake, and
when Clarence—"
“Mr, Stevens, Maud’s cousin.”
“—when he asked me to go with
} him, L.said [.would, and I did, Har
ry heard aboutit, and it made him an-
gry. He thought that since I refused
him, I ought not to have gone atall.”
“Oh, I haven't seen him; I theard
that he said that.”
“Oh yes, of course you take his part.
{ didn't mean to slight him, but if he
wants to take it in'that way, he.ean,
that's all. He ought to know that
he's not tied to my apron-strings.”
“What would you do?’
-4No ; I'll do nothing of the sort. He
can stay away if he wants to.”
“You're invited to Mand’s for tea to-
night, aren’t you ?”’
“Oh, I don’t know; two or three
weeks, I guess. He's been offered a
position on a newspaper, and he is ¢on-
sidering.whether to take that or go on
with ‘his. college course’
“Oh, .come don't make fun of me.
Certainly I like him better than I did
at first. He's such a fascinating talk-
er.) - a
“Then I'll see, you at Maud’s.”
The next afternoon 1 had gone into
the next office to attend to some mat-
ters, and as Ella was alone, I stopped
girl, is Ella, and rather nice to chat
with. IT hadn't been there more than
two minutes when that infernal tele
phone broke in on us. Ella answered
“Well, who is it 2” and then she said,
“Oh!” rather joyfully, I thought. She
looked around at me as though she
wished I wasn!t there, and I took the
hint and sauntered out. As I went, I
heard her say
“What to-night! I thought you
were going to stay a month longer.”
“Oh, you're going there, are you?
Well, I'm afraid—""
“Perhaps you might walk down and
meet me; 1 leave the office at five.”
“It’s just twenty minutes of three by
this clock.” !
I'll leave just at five by this clock.”
“Yes. Goodby.”
Early the next morning I heard the
head man of their office call up “20—
the Business College.”
“J want you to send me the homeli-
est girl in your institution,” said he.
“Six dollars a week.”
“Eight to five.” :
“My office girl eloped lastnight with
a young fellow she has known for a
month. Good girl, but a trifle too ro-
mantic. Send me the homeliest one
you can find, and be quick about it.”
Then he rung aff, and came into our
office to talk it over, and I seemed to
bear the girl say,
“He is such a fascinating talker,”
Visiting Women in Chicago.
As the time for the opening of the
Columbian Exposition draws near,
many people are asking each other
such questions as these: How are the
people (especially women) to arrange
in the World's Fair city? Do yon
know anything about the climate?
What is the nature of street travel, ete.,
etc. ¥
All persons intending to visit the ex-
position—and particularly women com-
ing alone—should know just where
they are going to liye before starting
for Chieago, as a matter of economy,
comfort and safety.
Although there are said to be many
more than fifteen hundred hotels here
with accommodations for 500,000
guests, it is not wise to trust to chance
or Juck ; and realizing this, the direct
ors of the fair have created what they
call “A Bureau of Public Comfort,”
for the purpose of securing to visitors
rooms in reputable and accessible ho-
tels, boarding-houses, and private dwell:
inge, ‘Any inquiries sent to “The Bu-
reau of Public Comfort, Rand-MeNal-
ly Building,” at Chicago, will receive
prompt and kindly atteotion.
The larger hotels, like the Auditori-
um and Grand Northern, are only ac-
cessible to the rich, but the accommo:
dations offered the public at moderate
prices are phenomenal,
It would be impossible to tell in this
paper of the many inexpensive World's
Fair hotels where women alone, elder-
ly ‘people, and families of moderate
means may be comfortably and pleas.
antly entertaived, but the few I men:
tion are a key noté to the many.
“The De Soto Club,” under the per-
sonal management of two of the lead:
ing men of Chicago, offers inexpensive,
safe, and comfortable accommodations
to its guests. The building has ‘our
hundred rooms, is fire proof, lighted by
electricity, and newly and neatly fur
nished. Prices range from one to three
dollars a day for each person, but if
two women occupy ong room $1.50 is
asked. A certificate of membership is
necessaldy, and costs five dollars: This
certificate is simply a guarantee of good
faith, as the membership money is
now, he really didn’t have a thing to | counted as room-rent upon the arrival
do with my going.”
of each guest. Meals] are extra, but
to talk to her, for she's’ a' right pretty |
foraccommodations during their stay:
prices will be more than moderate, and
the fare good. Applications can be
made to Chapmen Brothers, 71 and 73
West Monroe Street, Chicago.
The Hotel Epworth is Methodist
headquarters. lt is situated across the
street from the fair grounds. The
building is four story, 280 feet long by
178 feet deep, and is finely equipped in
every particular.
person costs two dollars, which must
accompany the application. = This
membership fee does not apply to room
rental. No fee is required for child-
ren under fifteen years of age. Each
membership entitles the member to ac-
commodation for a period vot to exceed
fourteen days, which may be divided
through the fair monthe to suit the
member's pleasure or convenience,
The rates for each persoa are a dollar
a day, and two persons are expected to
occupy the same room. A dining-
room seating comfortably 1000 people
is located on the grouad-floor-of the
hotel, and it is believed that one per-
son can live comfortably for $1.25 a
day for meals. Applications to be
made to Carlton N. Gary, Room 815,
No. 100 Washington Street, Chicago.
Beyond the fair grounds to the south
is the Hotel Endeavor, the headquar-
ters of the Christian Endeavor Associa-
tion. This building is large and at-
tractively situated on the lake ehore.
The prices are from one to three dollars
a day, with a regisier fee of three dol
Jars. This address is also 100 Wash-
ington Street, but the room is 1301.
The Family Dormitory Association
has a large two-story frame building,
seven blocks from entrance to the fair.
An individual share of stock costs ten
dollars, and entitles the owner to twen-
ty days’ occupancy of one room. This
does not include meals or bath. This
stock is not assessable, but is transfer
able. There is a dining-room where
meals are served to guests at the fol-
lowing prices; breakfast twenty-five
cents ; dinner, fifty. A luncheon will
be put up in a tin box, consisting of
sandwich and pie and cake, for ten
cents, This stock is rapidly been tak-
en up, and after April 1st different
arrangements will be made. The
address—Family Dormitory Associa-
tion, Rand-Mc¢Nally, Building, Chicago.
The getting to ard from the fair
grounds trom any part of the city will
be 'an' easy and a reasonable matter.
Surface and elevated ‘cars (with neces-
sary transfers) ask five cents ; the Illin-
ois Railroad, twenty-five for round
trip, and the boats the same. The le-
gal cab rate is fifty cents a mile, or a
fraction thereof, for one or two pasgen-
gers, When vehicles are hired by the
hour the charge is not to exceed sev-
enty-five cents, and twenty cents for
each ‘quarter of ‘an hour additional;
bunt it will be wise for every passenger
to arrange with the driver the rate he
is to ask before taking the cab.
Now as to the weather. We Chica-
go people think our summer and au-
umn the loveliest time of the whole
year, and the majority of people for
that reason choose to take their vaca-
tions in the spring and winter. The
average weather for a period of years,
from 1871 to 1891, as given by the Uni-
ted States Weather Bureau tor Chica-
go, is as follows :
‘Mean temp.
Cloudless. Cloudy. for 18 years,
May....34 per. cent :28 per. cent. 56.4°
June....26 “ 26 * 66°
July... 41 * j1¢ 720.
Aug....39 13 ie
Sep. 1030 0", 2 iy 64°
+ Oct. 32 se 51 $ 533°
It does not seem as though our visit-
ors would have eyes, ears, or thoughts
for anything outside the fair grounds;
bat, if they do care to look about Chi-
cago, there is much to see and enjoy.
The.drives are particularly plentiful.
Our system of parks covers 1874.61
acres, and, with the boulevards, encir-
cles the entire city. The grandest drive
in Chicago is along the north shore
from the beginning of the Lake Shore
Drive through Lincoln Park, and on to
the Sheridan Drive, which, as a boule
vard, runs beside the lake for twenty-
five miles, ending at Fort Sheridan, a
military post of the United States.
The indications are that May, the
opening month will be the least crowd:
ed one at the fair. June will bring a
throng, and so cu, probably, until late
October. Every month has its con:
gresses ; and people who are interested
in any given line of thought would do
well to look up the dates of these, and
time their coming accordingly. To one
who has watched with interest this vast
scheme of entertainment from its be-
ginning there seems no reason to appre-
hend any personal discomfort for the
throng of guests. Consideration and
thoughtfulness are manifest in every
department of the World's Fair man-
agement, so that those who wisely
make every arrangement that is possi-
ble before starting for Chicago may
safely anticipate a jolly good time.—
Lavra DayToN FusseNneN in Harper's
——The Fishermen of the Susqueha-
nna are wondering how it is that the
shad which are planted in that river
by the Government Fish Commission
grow up into herring. Below Harve
de Grace on last Wednesday 400,000
hermng were caught at one haul of the
séine, the seine being about three-quar-
ters of a mile long. It took all day to
land the fish. At another fishing float
50,000 herring were taken at a single
haul. This is like a return to an earlier
day when herring were so plentiful at
at the head of the Chesapeake that they
were spread over the land for fertilizing
—— Danger in Licking Postage
Stamps.—1It is no new thing that stamps
and envelopes should be blamed as a
cause for numerous petty illnesses which
joccur to those who constantly use them,
says “The Lancet.” The connection
between a habit of licking the gummed
surface and irritated tongue is not en-
tirely imaginary.
the mucous membrane with an adhesive
courage abrasion of the former. Another
element of danger exists in the well-
known impurity of office gum. It is
apply them to a wound,
A certificate for one |
The mere contact of .
substance, if often repeated, must en-.
usually as easy as it isadvisable to avoid :
licking stamps, and it is never safe to
! A Day at Jackson Park.
| .
| How lo Get a Fleeting Glimpse of the Great
| Show and Lay the Foundation For a More
Through Inspection of Its Marvels—An Even
| ing Visit.
| Can onesee the World's fair in one
{day ? Well, he can see a great deal of
t it, much more than one would think.
| In truth, a very good general view can
| be taken in a day including the evening,
| though of course there are many build-
| ings the details of each of which would
| occupy many days. Here is the itiner-
i ary for one day :
| First, it is to be a bright and pleasant-
{ly warm May day, and so the first visit
should by all means be made by water.
We will start at the Van Buren street
dock. The World's Fair Steamship
four big boats running between Van
Buren street and the World's fair
grounds—vessels amply able to carry
15,000 passengers every hour, and if a
crush comes the company operates
enough smaller craft to double this ca-
pacity, not to mention the number of
people the independent lines will carry.
We are taking the Dest possible
method of seeing the buildings of the
«White City.” Not only can the very
best view of the fair in its entirety be
had from the water—that is, from out
here on the lake—but every one of the
most important buildings is to be seen
to best advantage either from the lake
or from the canals and ponds inside the
grounds. From the water, too, every
one of the larger and more important
buildings is immediately accessible.
The whole fair was built with these
ends in view, and the plans have been
magnificently carried out. That's why
we are going by water to get our first
view of the exposition.
Many will debark atthe North pier,
but let us go down to the farther pier
and begin at Alpha—that is, the great
peristyle representing Alpha.
boats and yachts canland as well as
steamers. On the south side of the pier
as we land you can see the government's
model battleship. Once ashore, we'll
take a round on the movable sidewalk.
It’s nearly half a mile long, and we can
get a magnificent view of the fair build-
ings and Lake Michigan as well from it.
Now, if only this plan could be worked
in cities, what a lot. of shoe leather we
might save !
Out there is the anchorage for big
vessels. Closer 1u, the pleasure yachts
and smaller craft will anchor—that is,
they will tackle themselves up to those
anchored buoys you see out there. At
night the buoys willbe illumined by
electric lights. There is an anchorage
also for visiting yachts and the like up
at Van Buren street pier.
First to, be glanced through are the
Casino and Music hall. The next thing
isto try a boat—a gondola, of course,
for the novelty of the thing. This is
the main landing for the pleasure craft
in the grounds on the south side of the
basin, just north of the Agricultural
building. ~ The electric and steam
launches have to make regular round
trips, once every hour, coyering the3
mile course. There are so many of them
—40 ‘electric and 24 steam launches—
that they bave to be kept moving with
some regularity, excepting. of course,
the steam launches in their afternoon
and evening trips out into the lake.
Maybe we’ll go outin one before we
get through. They start from this
We first float by the Agricultural
building. Our gondolier (he’s genuine
—a real Ttalian) must keep close into
shore while we take a good look at the
buildings as we pass them. Here we
turn into the South canal and view the
west end of the Agricultural building.
You will see the annex presently. The
Agricultural building is 800 feet long
and 500 feet in width, and the annex is
300 by 550 feet—a matter of 13 acres
covered by these two buildings.
These are the electric fountains at the
lower end of South canal. They are
among the great attractions at night.
Over there, past the colonnade, is the
stock pavilion, and beyond that are
the exhibit yards.
Here on the west side of the canal is
Machinery hall, next to the Manufact-
ures building the largest structures
on the grounds It runs with its annex
nearly 1,400 feet east and west. We
will geta good look at it in a few mom-
ents, when we make a halt in the west
end of the basin.
Here we are at the MacMonnies foun-
tain, That is the Administration build-
ing beyond. In the square to the north
of it are the Electricity and the Mines
and Mining buildings. You can see
two sides of the Electricity building,
but only the south end of the Mines and
Mining. These twostructures are about
of a size, the former covering 5.5 acres
and the latter 5 6.
You see the south end of the Manu-
factures building: We'll go up through
North canal now and take a goed look
at 1t broadside. Yes, it is a pretty good
sized building—something very close to
a third of a mile long. It is 787 by
1,637 feet and covers 30} acres.
Up bere, past the Manufactures, is
the Government building, which occu-
pies 8.8 acres. We are passing up the
lagoon now, between the wooded island
and the east shore. We must take a
walk about the island before we are
through—now through this islet at the
right, leading cut to the lake. Here on
our left is the Fisheries building. It,
with its two annexes spreading out on
cupies nearly 100,000 feet of ground
Beyond this, on theleft, right, and be-
fore ug, are the fire and guard station,
the clambake, the light house exhibit,
weather bureau station, and so on. On
the left are some of the foreign buildings
among them those of Great Britain,
Russia, France Germany and Sweden.
up into North pond. We repass the
Fisheries building and find ourselves in
the lagoon again, and out of this into
the inlet leading to the pond. Skirting
along the shore, we pass the buildings of
some of the South American republics
and find ourselves before the great Art
galleries. West of the pond are a num-
ber of state buildings, those of Ohio, In-
diana, and Wisconsin in the foreground.
Ample provision has been made for the
fine arts exhibit, nearly six acres being
devoted to the gallery and annexes.
Here we are before the Illinois State
building the largest state building of
them all. Tt is a spendid structure,
which owns the dock, has |
Pleasure |
each side of it like a pair of wings, oc-!
Now we will turn around and paddle |
with a ground area of over three acres
and a height of 234 feet. After a gocd
look at illinois’ great building w> find
our way back into the lagoon hugging
the north and west shores. To the west
fronting the lagoon, is the Women’s
building, an affair which eovers over
77,000 square feet. The ladies ought to
feel proud of this building, particularly
as it was designed by a woman—DMiss
Hayden of Boston. The Women’s
plaisance, which you will see later.
Here.are two or three unique small
buildings—notably the offices of Puck
and the White Star steamship line—and
at the north end of the island are ths
Japanese buildings and gardens.
Now we come to, the vast building
devoted to horticulture, the eastern
frontage ot which is toward the lagoon.
Horticulture is well provided for in the
matter of quarters. That building 1s
1,000 feet in length and covers neariy
six acres. Just beyond is Choral hail,
and the Transportation building, half of
which latter has a water frontage. The
Transportation building covers about
the same area as the Horticultural.
Here we are at the south end of the
lagoon, alongside the funny little island
with the hunter's camp on it, and io
front of the Mines and Electricity build-
| and into the basin, and our first} trip is
completed so far as a saperficial inspec-
tion of the buildings is concerned.
Now we will walk over to the Casino,
get some luncheon and then inspect that
spendid peristyle I have talked so much
and the “White City’ at the fair
grounds in all their beauty. As we
glide along the city front we note in
turn the Auditorium, the great clock
tower, the immense and brilliantly
‘lighted hotels and then the grounds.
There are thousands of electric lights in
and around the buildings and about the
grounds. Every light has been placed
so it will shed its light to the best ad-
vantage despite the prodigality of distri-
bution. Hear the bands. There are a
number of them, not to mention Mr.
Thomas’ great orchestra. Now the
them are sent out in dongolas every
night to furnish music. All first class
talent too. Take a glance or two at the
scene on the water. Isn’t it cheerfnl ?
How many boats? I haven't an idea
—hundreds of them anyway.
All right. We'll go in and paddle
round awhile in a gondola, hear the
bands play and so on. Then we'll come
out into the lake in a launch and study
this scene again. Youcan lovk at it
for hours? I should think so. Another
day we’ll go down by rail and take a
the buildings sfoot.
A Deadly Trade.
The Story of the Hunan Beings Who Frequent
the lkali Works.
Fortnightly Review.
The alkali works go on all the year
round, day and night, Sundays and
week days, and St Helen's and Widnes
are the chief seat of the manufacture.
If you havea fancy for knowing how
that part of the world lives which
gerves the industry that Lord Beacons.
field used as his trade barometer, you
will do well to gain admittance to the
s range and lurid scene where the pro-
digious processes are carried or.
By the glow of furnaces and the
wavering iight of an occasional gas jet,
ture of nncoutn buildings, gaunt frame-
works of timber, ominous looking lead
chambers looming overhead and a gen-
eral contusion of towers, platforms, re-
volving and stationary furnaces, great
cauldrons where the caustic glows a
sullen red, threatening looking tanks
full ot corrosive liquids and other
strange half animated monsters which
beset you as you pick your way along
narrow planks or up stairs half eaten
away by acid.
There are figures moving about the
place, wheeling barro s up the plank,
standing at the furnace mouth, taming
the white hot mass within, wielding
huge ladles at the caustic pots, strain-
ing and laboring in a terrific heat and
glare and amid sickening fumes. A
man steps back from the furnace now
and again and lowers the muffler from
his mouth to gasp more freely in the
chill air, and you can see his tace arms
aad chest shining with the sweat.
Figures are to be seen by day which
are scarcely recognizable as men, with
great goggles over their eyes and huge
protuberances of flannel corded over
their wouths aud necks. These are
the men who pack the bleaching pow-
der. The powder packer, his feet en-
cased in thick wooden clogs and his
leg in paper gaiters, steps into the
chlorine chanber. and shovels the
bleaching powder into the cask, and
presently shuffles out again and una-
lashes his swathings, vasping as though
at death’s door. There are some 15,
000 men in the employe of the United
Alkali company, including special
| “process men’ and laborers.
The story of their daiiy and nightly
| toil is told by the faces and forms of
| the worn dejected men who pass you
{on the street. by the deaths from
‘respiratory deseases which carry off
the strongest men before their time, by
the evidence of horrible suffering trom
constant contact with the biting lime,
by teeth rotted away oy the salt cake
fume, by scars and sometimes blind:
! ness from caustic burning, by vitriol
burns and by the deadiy nausea from
the gas inhaled, and the recurring ex-
" haustion brought on by fearfully pro-
tracted toil.
CS —
Tree Planting.
Make holes large enough to give the
roots of every tree planted free, full room
to stretch out, and grow as nature in-
tends they sh=ll increase in vigor and
vitality. Many people plant trees in
holes which render it necessary to twist
and bend the roots tightly together,
cramping them in such a way as to re-
tard their growth. This is the reason why
so many newly planted trees die where
they are placed, a discouragement to
those who do the planting, but no fault
of the dealer who sold the tree.
building is at the east end of Midway '
which lies between the Horticultural
Another trip down North canal
But night is the time to see city front |
singers take a hand. Several parties of
jaunt around the grounds and through
you make ou’, bit by bit, a rough pic’
The World of Wome 1.
The lon: vamped buttoned boot, with
perforated patent leather tip, is the ac-
cepted style for walking or carriage
Mrs. Harriet Beecher Stowe’s general
health is as good as it was ten years ago.
Ske is happy and cheerful, buther mind
seems incapable of any sustained effort.
If you want to be really swell” get
a black instead of a blue serge skirt and
jacket to wear with the silk waists, have
the coat fitted close from the waist to
the bust, with wide revers turned back
to show the cool, pretty shirt-—no trim-
ming on the skirt, just a deep hem,
While contrasting combinations in
green, lavender, purple, and pale brown
will be the leading teature for next au-
tumn, the indications are that the above
shades and emeral with a light yellow,
. violet and carmine, dahlia and mahog-
any will be in vogue next winter, be-
| sides dark gray, royal blue, sapphire and
reddish effects are sure to meet with gen-
al approval.
A pretty dress of black bengaline is
arranged with a plain skirt trimmed
around the hem with three narrow
crossway flounces, each one set rather
widely apart from the other. The high
| bodice has full sleeves and revers of
| myrtle green velvet, and to wear with
this as a complete walking costurne, is &
| pretty green velvet cape, finished with a
| short shoulder cape, very fully plaited.
Don’t be deceived by the new skirts.
The flare is not secured half so mueh by
crinoline or other stiffening as you may
think. It is mostly in the cut. They
are five yards around at the bottom and
then are gored to fit the hips. That
is the secret. The back breadths are of
course gored differently to bring about
the folds that appear there. As a mat-
ter of fact, while the unskillful dress-
maker may resort to stiffening, the clev-
er one does it all with ber shears. The
home dressmaker need not despair.
There are so many different new skirts
that if you merely accomplish a skirt that
is fuller than last year’s and if you have
vour skirts big enough you are all right.
The present style is much more easily
with in the reach of the amateur
than were the tailor made and bell
skirt. Furbelow, ruffles and detail are
always easier to accomplish than severi-
ty, plainness and fit. The first three
components make up the new mode a
good deal more than ecrinoline. So
don’t be discouraged.
The choice of a pair of gloves is not
infrequently a matter of no little impor-
tance, and we are very often asked what
kind of gloves should be worn at a wed-
ding, or at an afterncon reception, or a
concert, and what color gloves should
te worn with a blue, green, or mauve
dress, and so on.
Now, there is no particular role for
any such occasions, nor is there any
necessity for matching one’s gloves to
each dress one wears.
Neutral tints in medium and light
shades are now fashionable in gloves to
wear with any toilet.
A little while ago pearl-gray was the
unique color 1n vogue ; since then we
have had all shades of reddish brown,
from terra cotta to duck’s feet; now
the tint in favor is biscuit.
Glazed kid gloves may be worn with
evening dresses, as well as the plain un-
glazed Suede gloves ; but the latter are
always softer and more closely fitting ;
they are, unfortunately, more quickly
soiled, and do not bear cleaning well.
The colors most worn for evening
gloves are, for Suede kid, biscuit, lemon,
white and cream; for glazed kid, bis-
cuit, pearl-gray and cream. These
gloves are made very long (from 16 to
24 buttons), they come almost to the
edge of the short sleeve of low dresses,
to prevent them slipping down ; a piece
of elastic is sewn on the inside round
the top.
For the town, glazed kid are consid-
ered more practical than Suede gloves,
though the latter are more elegant, but
they do not keep fresh so long. Saxe
kid gloves are durable, and have a very
pleasant natural odor. The tints given
tor evening gloves are also those mostly
selected for walking or visiting gloves;
some of the varied shades of tan color
are also fashionable. Even of a morn-
ing, with a neat tailor-made costume,
light colored gloves are in good taste,
cut of course, if the toilet is neglige they
would look out of place and darker ones
had best be adopted, such as black,
brown, or iron gray.
Men do not hke strong minded, in-
dependent women, but they do thor-
oughly admire one who, though she is
wise enough to let them see how grand
and great she thinks them, is not one
whit overawed by their superiority.
Just as soon as a girl shows fear or em-
barrassment in the presence of a member
of the opposite sex she casts a damper
on uny friendly relation in the future,
and he 13 glad to get away as soon as
A woman need not be flippant to
show that she is not afraid, but there
are many little actions that prove she
is respectful yet at the same time thor-
oughly aware that the superior mascu-
line being. who in all probability is a
good deal more atraid of her and her
little feminine ways than she is of him.
Notwithstanding all cynical assertions
to the contrary, there are some most de-
lighiful friendships existing between
men and women that have in them no
thought of love. There is a mental
congeniality us well us an attraction of
opposites that proves very delightful to
many a man.
They enjoy conversing with bright,
clever women who have their own views
on topics of the day, differing so largely
in their feminine expression from the
masculine arguments heard at clubs or
in offices. A man delights in the con-
t-ast ; the keen, clever insight of a com-
panionable woman and the ready wit
punctuates her conversation is to him
as champagne compared with porter
when he thinks of some of the prosy al-
beit truthful sentiment issuing from the
lips of members of his own sex.
Such women are the equals, and in
muny cases the superiors, of hundreds
of male associates, yet they never act as
though they knew their own worth.
| Therein lies their greatest charm. It
takes a clever woman to combine the
| strong mental qualities that lend such
| piquancy to her every word with a man-
{ ner not humble, yet so far from being
aggressive that & man feels flattered
rather than outdone in every sentence
she utters.