Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, May 12, 1893, Image 2

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    ellefonte, Pa., May 12, 1893
The spring is comin’ round ag’in, and soon
on every tree 3
You’ll hear th’ blue birds singin’, just as hap-
py as kin be : :
The frogs are pipin’ in th’ lane, and on the big
board fence
They've pasted up scfue lithographs about the
circus tents—
Of elephants a-dancin’ with a funny whive-
faced clown, .
And you'd better b’leeve I'm goin’
Thar’s lots of golden chariots witk gueens and
princes on ‘em, :
Who've got tired of rulin’ kingdems, and had
ruther be with Barnum.
A cage of tawny lions where a princess sits in
ti y
‘Nd Bios lion with a whip, ‘butthe critter
never bites :
Fur if he even whimpers she-can still him
with a frown—
‘Nd you bet I'll see them lions
I ain’t no hand for musie, but when that cir-
cus band
Steilzes up with Annie Rooney, I tell you what,
it’s grand !
With the elephants a-waltzin’ and the horses
keepin’ time ;
While clean up on the highest pole a span-
gled cuss will climb
And send a chill right up your back to see
him dive way down—
Nd you kin bet that [ won't miss it
Thar’s half a dozen camels ‘nd big elephants
To clean this here hull town out, if they got
to playin’ rough.
‘Nd kangaroos 'nd zebrass,
necked giraffe,
‘Nd a cage er funny monkeys, ‘nuff to make
the parson laugh.
I’m er savin’ up some money, and ez sure as
'nd a big long-
my name's Brown
I'll spend a half a dollar
— Arthur Gerritt,
in the Fittshurg Dispatch. ‘
Pe ——
All the people in the house—a great
beehive of workmen-—gituated in the
Rue Delambre, where Tony Robec had
occupied a room for six moaths, took
him for a widower lately bereaved, for
his little son with whom he lived alone,
a small child dressed as nicely as
though he had a mother, was hardly
six years old. However, neither the
father nor the son wore any crape eith-
er on their caps or sleeves.
Every day, early in the morning, To-
ny Robec, who worked as a typesetter
ina printingshop in the Latin quar.
ter, went off with his little Adrien, still
half asleep, on his shoulder, and would
leave him ata school in the peigbor-
hood, where, after his day’s work was
done, he would call for him, and lead-
ing the little fellow by the hand would
stop at the butcher's and milkman’s
and take home in the child’s school-
basket, just as a woman would have
done, what was necessary for their din-
ner, and then would shut himself up
in his room till the next day.
The tender hearted gossips of the
house pitied the poor father, who was
still a fine looking man scarcely 40
years old, but with such a sad, pale
face, bis beard already streaked with
gray and his earnest eyes looking like
those of a lion in repose, and they said
as they looked atter him :
“That man ought to marry again.
He is a good fellow and never drinks.
He could-easily find a nice girl to take
care of him and his son. Have you
noticed how clean he keeps the little
boy ? Never a hole ora spot on his
clothes. He is an orderly man. You
can see it at once, and it seems he earns
10 francs a day.”
They would have liked to have made
his acquaintance. Generally it is not
difficult to make friends with one's
neighbors in these "popular houses,
where they live half the time with their
doors open. But Tony had a reserved
air, a polite way of bowing to them on
the stairway which intimidated them.
Every Sunday the father and son,
clean as two new pennies, went for a
walk. They had met them in the mu-
seums in the Jardin des Plantes. They
had also seen them before dinner time
in a little cafe of the quarter, where
Tony treated himeelf to his sole luxury
in the week a glass ot absinthe, which
he drank slowly, while Adrien, seated
by his side on a leather covered bench,
looked at the illustrated papers.
“No, mesdames,” said the concierge
of the house, who was sentimental, to
her friends, “that widower will never
marry again. A Sunday or two ago [
met him in one of the paths of the
Montparnasse cemetery. His wife no
doubt is buried there. "It made me sad
to see him with his motherless child,
He must have adored his lost one, It
it rare, but there are some like that,
* he is inconsolable.”
Alas? yes. Tony Robec had loved
his wife deeply and could not be con-
soled for her loss, only he was not a
His history was a very simple and
nota very happy one. He was a con-
scientious workman, but only moder-
ately clever at his trade, and it was not
before a long time that he had succeed-
ed in setting type well and in earning
his livelihood in a small way, and that
was the reason why he never thought
of marrying until he was over 30 years
of age. He should have chosen a se-
rious minded girl, acquainted with pov-
erty as he had been himself. But love
laughs at reason, and Tony lost his !
heart to a young flower girl 19 years
old, who, although she was virtuous,
had a very frivolous character thinking
only of dress ard - knowing how to
make herself look like a princess with
her lovely face, a.lew bits of ribbon and
some bright colored stuff.
He had put by a small amount of
money, sufficient to furnish a wee |
apartment quite well, and besides the !
usual necessary furniture he bought a |
wardrobe with a looking glass in it for
80 francs in the Faubourg Saint An-
toine in order that his sweetheart could
see herself in it full length, and then he
they were blissfully bappy. How they
did love each other, to be sure!
They have two rooms in the fifth
story in a house on the Boulevard Port
Royal, with a small balcony and a
view over all Paris. Every evening
when he left his printing house, situa-
ted on the left bank of the Seine, Tony
Robee, with his overcoat hiding his
workman’s blouse, looking quite like a
gentleman, would go to the corner of
the bridge of Saint Peres to wait for
his little wife, who would come from
the Rue Saint Honore, where her work-
shop wae, and arm 1a arm close togeth-
er, they would hurry to eat their mer-
ry evening meal.
But their Sundays, above all, were
delightful. They were so happy at
home they did not go out. Ob, their
breakfasts in summer, with the win-
dows open looking out over the great
city and the blue sky, how good they
were! While he was sipping his cof:
fee and smoking his cigarette Cleman-
tine would go to water the flower pots
on the balcony. “She is too clever,”
he would say to himself, and then
would get up from his chair softly and
surprise her hy kissing her on the back
of the neck. “Will you never have
done, you silly fellow 2” she would say
And then in due time a child was
born, their little Felix, whon they put
out to nurse at Margency, where they
would go to see him every two weeks.
Bat he died when he was a year old of
convulsions, However, they were soon
consoled by Adrien’s birth, whom the
mother wished to keep with her, and
80 she left her workshop and took in
work at home, earning only about half
as much, but managing all the same
to dress herself prettily, and would
play the lady in the Luxembourg gar-
dens, rolling her baby before her in a
little straw carriage.
But, although Tony toiled four times
harder than ever, working besides in a
newspaper office at night, he could not
earn enough for their expenses and fell
into debt. Then when the child be-
came strong enough to wean and was
left during the day at a children’s re-
fuge, the mother, who was often unoc-
cupied, fell into the dangerous habit
of gadding about the streets alone.
You can imagine the difference be-
tween the poor man, grown old before
his time with care and worn out with
bard work, and this frivolous girl, only
23 and pretty a8 picture by Greuze,
One evening, on coming home with his
little boy for whom he had stopped as
he passed by the refuge, Tony Robec
found the letter on ‘the mantelpiece
from which, as he cpened the envelope
Clemantine’s wedding ring fell out.
Iu this letter the heartless creature
bade him and her con goodby and ask-
ed their forgiveness at the same time.
The romantic jurymen of the present
day, who always acquit outraged hus-
bands who kill their wives and their
lovers under the pretext of ‘passionate
crimes,” would find our Tony very
ridiculous and even a little despicable
it they knew that he felt more sorrow
than anger. Ile wept a great deal,
and when little Adrien aid to him :
“Where is mamma ? Is mamma not
coming home soon ?”’ he kissed the
little fellow passionately and replied,
“I do not know.”
Clemantine had gone away at the
beginning of May—ah, me, for how
much is the odor of lilacs responsible
some times !—and Tooy, when the
July rent day came, sold nearly all bis
furniture and paid bis debts and went
to live in the Rue Delambre, wishing
to be as far away as possible from his
former home. And there he lived
quietly and honorably with his little
boy, and his neighbors took him for a
Toward the end of September he re-
ceived a letter from his wite—four in-
coherent and despairing pages, where:
on the ink was all blotted with tears.
Her lover, a medical student, had
gone away for his vacation to his fami-
ly far down in the south, and he did
not write to her or give her any sign
of life. She, the traitress, was aban-
doved, betrayed in her turn, and she
repented and begged and implored to
be forgiven, This made poor Tony
suffer terribly. But do not get excited,
ferocious jurymen, who have, all of
you, a heart like the Moor’s of Venice,
and give back if you please, your es-
teem to the poor fellow, for he was
proud and did not answer his culpable
wife's epistle.
He kLeard no further news of Clem-
artine till on Christmas day.
Now, for many years he had had the
touching custom ot going on that day
with his wife to carry an homble bou-
quet—a few halt dozen violets, with a
little rose bud in their midst—to their
firstborn’s, their little Felix’s tomb,
who had died when he was out at
nursing, and for whom, wishing to
have his grave near to them, they had
bought a right of burial for five years
at Montparnasse, the concession of
which bad been already renewed.
For the first time Tony Robec had
to make his pilgrimage alone with his
little boy Adrien, and as he passed
through the little gate to the cemetery
under a funereal winter's sky—and
now, cruel Othellos of the jury, you
will again despise this weak hearted
husband when I tell you that he suf-
fered more than ever as he remember-
ed his absent wife, the fugitive.
“Where is she now ?” thought he.
“What has become of her ?”’
But on reaching Felix's tomb, which
he had had some trouble in finding, be
stopped surprised.
There was laid on his tombstone two
or three playthings, such as the poor-
est people bity—a wooden trumpet, a
polichivelle and a wooden dog—which
| bad just been placed there. for they
were qaite new and had evidently been
' bought that very day at some cheap
street stall,
married his Clemantine, and at first |
“Oh, playt aings,” Adrien exclaimed |
as he saw tlse poor offerings.
But bis father, having perceived a
piece of paper pinned toone of the toys
stooped wad picked it up it upand read
there these words, written in a hand-
writing he kuew well, “For Adrien,
fromm his little brother Felix, who is
now in heaven with the Christ child.”
Suddenly Tony first felt his son press
up against him and heard him mar-
mar in a frightened voice, “Mamma!”
and Tony saw a few eteps off kneeling
under a clump of cypress trees a wo.
man clad in a beggar’s dress and shawl
and, oh ! so pale and with such sunken
eyes, who stretched her clasped and
supplicating hands toward him.
Between ourselves, sanguinary gen-
tlemen of the jury, I do not believe
that Tony Robec thought then of him
who taaght us both by word and by
example to “forgive offenses,” for this
workman was really religious. But
his plebeian heart was ignorant of self
love and rancor. He trembled less
from anger at the memory of the out.
rage be had suffered than from pity at
seeing the woman he had so tenderly
loved in such a miserable state, and
he pushed his little son gentle toward
“Adrien” he said “go and kiss your
She seized her child in a passionate
embrace, covered his face with kisses,
as she sobbed with happiness, then
turning a beseeching look toward her
“How good you are !”” she murmur-
But he was already near to her and
said half choking, almost harshly ;
“Do not speak—and—iake
It is not far from the cemetery to
the Rue Delambre, and they walked
there quickly Tony felt Clemantine’s
arm tremble on his. The child trotted
along beside them, thinking already
only of his toys.
The concierge of the house Tony in-
habited stood at the door,
“Madame,” he said, “this is my
wife who has been for six months in
the country with her mother, who was
very ill, and who has come home
And as they went up stairs he was
obliged to support, almost to carry the
wretched woman, who had burst into
sobs and was nearly fainting from
emotion and from joy.
When he reached the humble room
Tony made his wife sit down in the
only arm chair be possessed and plac
ed her son in her arms again. Then
be went to the bureau, opened a draw-
er, from which he took out a small
paper box in which he had kept Clem.
antine’s wedding ring and went and
replaced it on her finger, and then for
the first time, without a word of anger
or reproach about the past, with the
great generosity of simple hearts, he
kissed her silently, reverently on the
forehead, so that she might be sure he
had forgiven her.— Francois Coppee in
Philadelphia Press.
What the 315,000 Visitors Saw at the
Opening of the World's Fair.
Representatives of all nations elbowed
one another in the broad avenues of the
great. White City. Swarthy Turks
from the shores of the Bosphorous
walked side by side with their tradition-
al enemies, the fierce Cossacks of the
Don ; sooty Nubians jostled yellow
Linsears ; subjects of the Shah hobnobed
with denizens of the land of the white
elephant ; the Esquimaux—children of
the frozen north —sauntered through the
long reach of roadway. gazing curious-
ly at the Japanese, whose home is near
the equator. It was a congress of na-
tions, Of course Great Britain and Con-
tinental Europe were the most strongly
represented. ~~ There were Germans,
Frenchmen, Russians, Austrains, Spain,
which claims the chief glory of the Col-
umbian era in the right of Ferdinand
and Isabella, who sent the great ad-
wiral forth on his quest, divided the
honors with Italy, which claims his
birth place. Above the heads of the
throng floated the flags of all nations :
and floating above them all the standard
of the great republic, the stars and
strips, snapped in the breeze a symbol
of liberty and asylum to the oppressed of
the whole earth. The gates were at no
time choked and the throng passed into
the grounds with less trouble than is
often experienced at a theatre or other
place of entertainment.
The government building at Jackson
park isan ornate and imposing struc-
ture, covering a ground area 350 by 420
feet of iron and glass surmounted by a
majestic dome and bearing a strong re-
semblance to the National museum.
Every section is a school of instruction.
The mint has presses in operation, strik-
ing medals of copper, bronze and white
metal. Within heavily wired glass
cases are the original proofs of all the
coins, paper currency, certificates bonds
and other evidences of indebtedness
covering the period from the year of the
Declaration of Independence to the last
bond or note issued from the United
States treasury. Under the auspices of
the treasury department are a life-snv-
[ing service, fully equipped with appara -
tus and men, and a lighthouse construct.
ed after the latest and most approved
plans. There is a model ward of the
marine hospital service, and which will
be put to practical use in caring for
victims of sickness or casualties.
The manufactures building looms up
before the visitor the leviathan of
World's fair structures. Forty acres of
floor space are here devoted to the most
representative products of the world's
skilled labor. On the floor of the build.
ing are collected thirty-four large groups
or subdivisions. These are divided into
two hundred or more of the leading in-
dustries. Encircling the vast structure
on all four sides, are spaces devoted to
offices, restaurants, concessions, and
various appliances for public comfort,’
The entire ground floor, with the excep-
tion of the space devoted to the piano
exhibit in the liberal arts department, is
given up to manufactures. There is a].
80 a small portion of the galleries de-
voted to manufactures, but the greater
iipart of the gallery ‘space is allotted to |
the liberal arts exhibit. Four great na-
tions—Germany, France, Great Britain
and the United States—ure grouped in
the centre of the main floor. The Aus-
trians ure, appropriately enough, next
neighbors to the Germans. Beyond
Austria is Japan. South of the French
section is Belgium and sull further
south is Russia, and small spaces allot-
ted to Norway and China. South of
Great Britain are the exhibits of the
No field of invention has been more
productive during the last fifty years
than that relating to the cultivation ot
the soil. Rus-ia, the wheat field of
Europe, has the largest space, her ex-
hibit occupying nearly 10,000 feet, most
of which is devoted to wheat. Austra-
lia and Canada are next in size, their
exhibits taking up nearly 7,000 feet
each. Germany is well represented,
and Brazil has transferred her entire na-
tional exhibit from last year’s exposition
at Rio de Janeiro to the floor of agricul-
tural hall. France displays a model
farm on a small scale ; Japan’s special-
ty is tea; China shows tea with a large
display of rice. The south half of the
main floor has been devoted to the
United States. The brewers have mon-
opolized the entire west gallory, while
agricultural implements and machinery
are fcund in the annex.
Of all the buildings opened that of
the mines and mining exhibit is proba-
bly the most complete. Tho ‘display is
interesting and embraces ores and
associated minerals, industrial ‘minerals,
metals, quarrying, mining and reducing
machinery and appliances. In the
foreign department are ‘many notable
exhibits, Mexico has for the most part
a collection of minerals and metals got-
ten up by the different -states of that
country, the whole being displayed in
cases of bronze. Cape Colony and
Brazil have exhibits of gems, and the
Colony shows a diamond from the
rough to the finish. Germany shows
large iron and steel trasses, girders and
other material cut into small pieces
which are polished and used in making
exhibition towers. A collection of min.
erals and ores, loaned by different acad-
emies and museums throughout that
country, is also shown. Great Brit:in’s
feature is a statue of “Liberty Enlighten-
ing the World,” made of salt. France
shows asphalt and cements of which
materials her pavilion is constructed.
Honduras presents an opalescent grotto
and shows the taking out, polishing and
finishing of opals.
North Carolina uses in her pavilion
mica studded with garnets and other
other jewels found in that state. Mis-
souri has built an onyx wall, while
Kentucky encloses her show in a pavil-
ion of cannel coal. To the right of the
wain entrance at the south is found the
Montana section. This is notable for
the statue of “Justice’” in silver, model-
ed after an actress well known in New
York. The work stands on a plinth of
solid gold and is valued at $300,000.
The main feature of the gallery is the
display of the Standard Oil company.
The noiseless motion of smooth run-
ning machinery and its miles of shafung
has an irresistible fascination alike for
mechanic and student The famous
expansion Corliss engine stands near the
south end of the building. It furnishes
power equal to 3,000 horses and keeps
the mass of machinery in motion with
no apparent effort. England, France,
Germany, Austria, Russia, Spain, Swed-
en, Belgium and New South Wales oc-
cupy three-fourths of the main floor see-
tion, while the United States sets forth
ber exhibit in the other quarter and in
the annex. Germany's show is magni-
ficent and embraces every feature of
machinery, from a simple lathe to the
mammoth Krupp gun. France has a
splendid exhibit.
The American section is a wonder
and a delight to all visitors. Printing
and perfecting presses grace the head of
the department, Here is issued daily a
newspaper, of which each Chicago daily
contributes a page. All manner of en.
gines are shown, and never before was
seen such a display of high-speed en-
gines, and all power used in generating
electricity heavy and high engines used
in factories. Tubular safety boilers are
used and coal for fuel has been replaced
by crude petroleum, which in being
forced under the boilers by steam, is
atomized, making the best heat known:
The exhibit in machinery hall is far
ahead of the Centennial, while Paris
cannot be compared to it. Germany,
which was practically barred from
Paris, is here, and by orders of Emper-
or William, 1s given a display second to
none in the great structure. England's
show here is as large as at Paris.
All colors save white have been ex-
cluded in the decoration of all the
World’s fair buildings save one. That
exception is the transportation building.
On its exterior and interior every color
has been called into requisition. The
chief attraction, however, is not the
building itself, but the exhibits, illustra-
ting every step in the evolution of mod-
ern transportation facilities. from the
rude cart up to the locomotive and the
ocean greyhound. Frown the original
“plank stringer” tramway, laid in En-
gland in 1630, the visitor passes by the
developments of “way leaves” used in
1738, the iron scanthings of 1760, the first
cast iron rails made in 1786,and the
first tramway in the United States, built
in 1809. At this point in the journey
the visitor jeaches the era of = steam.
From this begins a series ot old loco-
motives, leading up to the monster En-
glish engine which occupies a position
of honor as the biggest yet built. Next
in importance to the railway section is
the street car exhibit, which includes
the development of the cable car system,
from the original car built in San Fran-
cisco to the modern plants of New York
and Chicago. Every kind of road vehi-
cle, from the pneumatic tire bicycle to
the heaviest truck, is present, and even
the flying machines and airships are re-
presented. Ocean navigation is repre.
the same. Other prominent foreign ex-
bibitors are Belgium, Great Britain and
France. The exhibition, in honor
of the opening of the fair, was an im-
mense display of rhododendrons and
azaleas. This will continue until May
9, when there will be & show of orchids
48 Americans have never seen before.
In June there will be gerani-
ums, flowering annuals, ornamental leaf
plants and exotics. July will bring
gloxeinins, calla, ornamental grasses,
acquetics and exotics, while in August
ornamental plants and roses will have
sway. These special exhibitions will
con inue each month while the ex posi-
‘tion lasts.
It is impossible to deny thus the
long way from completion.
centre stands the Edison tower.
incandescent lights. Tt is 100 feet high.
York has grouped its exhibit around
the Edison column to a depth of 100
feet. The Bell Telephone company has
a handsome house just inside the south
main door, the Westinghouse and other
prominent companies being ranged
along the main aisle. The government
exhibits of forei
smaller nations being relegated to the
gallery. Germany has probably the
most room and occupies a prominent
position in the northeast corner. Kn-
gland has a large allotment of space
directly opposite. France lies in a long,
narrow plot between these two counties,
while Russia and Canada have smaller
displays. New South Wales, Italy,
Monaco, Spain and Austrian have space
in the gallery.
In the art building France is accord-
ed 300,000 square feet of wall space.
Italy, Spain, Great Britain, Russia and
other foreign countries have been likeral-
ly accorded space. Kven Mexico has
preempted some 1,500 square feet. In
the American section the most eminent
of American “artists and sculptors are
well and creditably represented. The
English exhibit ‘includes over one
thousand productions | in painting
sculpture, etching and drawing, black
and white and water colors. Nearly all
the academiciansand the regular contrib-
butors to the English galleries are repre-
sented, and some of the choicest exhi-
bits bear the siznatures of Sir Frederick
Leighton, Sir John Gilbert, Sir John
Millairs Poynter, Watts and Erckheim-
er. The G:rman section comprises the
most valued treasures of the galleries of
the Prince Regent of Bavaria, the Ger-
man National gallery and the Imperial
academy. Belgium is represented by
some five hundred frames. = The land of
Rembrandt contributes a complete and
representative collection of Dutch art,
which 1s of especial interest in view of
the controversy now raging as to wheth-
er there are any colorists in the world
that can equal those ot Holland. Miss
Van Houton, of cocoa fame, has some
very clever things on the walls. The
gem of the section comes from Joseph
Israels. It is this famous canvas
“Alone in the World” which has been
drawn from the private collection of
Commissioner Mesdag, upon which a
value of $2,000,000 bas been placed.
The French exhibit includes 500 paint-
ings, 200 drawings and water cclors and
200 subjects in sculpture.
At the southern end of the exposition
grounds stands a structure bailt of wood
—all wood, and nothing but wood.
Like Sulomon’s temple it is joined to-
gether with wooden pins instead of
nails, and mortices have taken the place
of screws. The sides of the building
are of wooden slabs in the rough, and
the roofis thatched with bark. The
colonnade consists of a series of columns
each composed of three tree trunks
twenty-five feet long. All the tree
trunks have the natural bark remaining.
This is the forestry building, The ex-
| shows 342 different varieties of woods.
hibits embrace everything pertaining
to wood and its products. Natural
woods are shown by foreign nation, and
the state and territories of the United
States. Connected with the dspartment
is a typical logging camp, contributed
by the State of Michigan, Another
annex is a saw mill in full operation.
Among the foreign countries represented
are Japan, Honduras, Pera, Hayti,
Spain, Germany, Ecuador, Columbia,
Brazil, Mexico, Canada, Russia, Italy,
France, Siam, In ia New South Wales,
and Paraguay. The exhibits of the
two latter countries are the most won-
derful cf all. South Wales displays a
pavilion constructed of the most rare
and costly woods, inside of which are
pyramids of monster logs, dressed down
to show the fibre of the tree. Paraguay
Medical products of the forest are also
completely covered. Ohio alone shows
500 specimens of harbs, roots and barks,
Properly speaking their are two fish ex-
kibits—The one in the fisheries building
and the main exhibit of the United
States Fish commission in the govern-
ment building. The great aquaria are
marvels. They have a water capacity
of 150,000 gallons, of which one-third
is ocean water for the marinefish. This
water condensed four-fifths, is brought
daily in tank cars from the Atlantic
ocean and lake water is added to make
the proper dilution. The collection of
ocean or alt water fish is a complete
one, and the finny tribe of the inland
lakes and stream is represented in all its
branches. Fishermen to day found
much to interest them in the “anglers’
pavilion. Here are spucimens of outfits
that can be bought for a five dollar bill,
and others that would require the in-
vestment of fifty times that amount.
There are exhibits showing the ocean
fisheries of New England. Eleven for-
eign countries have coutributed to the
exhibit and eleven states of the union
represented, little Rhode Island taking
the lead with 2,500 feet of space. Maine
and Pennsylvania are well represented.
sented by models and charts.
From Australia, from Japan, from
South America, trom every European
country, and from every quarter of the
North American continent have come
the wealth of fruits and flowers peculiar
to each locality. Japan has about one-
© of the whole world
In the woman’s building are found
the most successful things the women
have done in all
ages. The model kitchen also is a
marked feature, with its approved mod-
ern appliances, and duily lectures upon
work in the electricity building isstill a
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For and About Women.
No woman under five feet six can
wear a jacket or mantle coming below
the knee without looking Lopelessly
dwarfed. :
Dressing the hair bigh always makes
a woman look older, but lowering it to
the back of the head brings her five or
ten years, according to different author-
ities, nearer to girlhood.
Black kid gloves have buttons and’
stitching of purple, and the newest are-
in purple kid, stitched with white on
black. Black Suede is fashionable wish,
. white stitching, and all light tans aad
| grays have black. The gloves that are
self-colored hava the stitching in two
shades, each row ending in a little trop.
The black chevrette Suedes gre axcel-.
{ Mrs. Ellen H. Foster, the welt-znown.
‘advocate of temperance, who is 20W in
' England, received a hint from some of
the members of the British Woman's
| Temperance Association that hen pres-
ence was not wanted at their gonven-
tion. The go-ahead American temper-
{ance unions have inspired a fear of
mixed tipples in the minds of the more
| conservative British matrons.
Donna Maria Y. Pilar a direct: de-
scendent of Christopber Columbus-;-and
| who is now visiting in Chicago with her
| father, mother and brother, is about 18,.
wears an American looking straw hat
over a pair of uncommonly pratty bright
eves, and altogether manages to make
an extremely agreeable impression in a
quiet way, it must be a quiet (?) as she
cannot speak a word of Englis =
The late Lucy Larcom was born in
1826, the daughter of a sea captain.
Ten years she worked in the cotton
mills of Lowell, and from her exper-
ience there gained much literary mate--
rial. When 20 years old she went to
Illinois and was for thres years a pupil
in the Monticello Seminary. Return-
ing to Massachusetts she taught and
wrote, publishing “several volumes of
her poems and stovies and editing sever.
al collections of poems. :
All aspiring young poetesses. should:
read, mark. learn. and inwardly digest
the story of Mrs. Carney. She wrote
only four lines of verse, but they have
been quoted probably by every one wko
speaks the English.language. The lines.
were: ‘“Littledrops of water, little grains.
of sand make the mighty ocean and the.
lovely land.” Mus. Carney isan Ameri-
can and is about 70 years old. She
wrote the verse nearly fifty years. ago
when she was a schoolmistress,
The fluctuations of fashion have not
affected the popularity of the zouave in
the very least. It will ‘be more worn
than ever this summer. The zouave
coats are chiefly cut square, made of
cloth and very little trimmed. Zouave
jackets for ufternoon wear are of silk
and of velvet, close-fitting at the back,
rounded off in frontito show the waist
and adorned with jet. The most dressy
zuoave jacket is that made entirely of
passementerie with imitation jewels in-
serted between the tiny silken cords.
tracing out the pattern.
Miss Sara A. Burstall,
of Girton College, England, is now
in this country inspecting the pub-
lic school systems of different cities. She
is one of the five “traveling scholars”
appointed by the Gilchrist Trustees of
England to inspect American schools.
The Gilchrist Educational Trust is com.
posed of many prominent Englishmen,
who are endeavoring to promote the
cause of secondary education for women
by a comparison of the methods of other -
countries. The State lends its support
only to elementary education.
a graduate
Cuffs are very much more worn this
season than ever before. They are
either a straight band fastened by a
linked button, or a turned over cuff.
There are a great many percale sets, in
pale lavender and white, pink and
white, or delicate blue and white. They
are worn to harmonize with the gown
of changeable wool, which may be made
in tailor fashion. These colored sets are
used chiefly for traveling, and are worn
with dainty little butterfly cravats at
the throat, or with scarfs of colored silk
tied in the close prince’s knot affected
this season in men’s dress, Theres are
also chemisettes of wash silks in cream-
white, in tiny hair lines in color, which
are intended to be worn at the throat
inside the “role” and ‘step’ collar of
traveling dresses.
The most approved skirts are narrower
at the top and a trifle wider at the bot-
tem than heretofore. Ladies who do
their own dressmaking and have pat-
terns that have done them good service
need only turn in about four inches at
the top of the pattern and run a line
about four inches wider at the bottom
in order to use the same models to good
effect. Leave all rigid and stiff facings
out of the skirts ; use nothing stiffer
than linen canvas and only about a ten-
inch facing of this. Put the facing on
very carefully, basting it in with the
material uppermost. This allows the
necessary curve in the shape : whereas,
if the facing is placed uppermost in bast-
ing, when the skirt is turned, the facin
is too full ands will wrinkle and roll,
utterly spoiling the effect of the skirt.
There is ne difficulty in basting in
facing if one goes about it in the right
way. Probubly the ironing board is the
best to put it over. Have the bottom of
the skirt toward the left hand, and keep
with the thumb and fingers the edges of
toe facing and the skirt exactly even,
baste in short close stitches so that by
no possibility can the facing get out of
shape ; then, by stroking from left to
right with the hands, folds may be
made in the facing that will indicate
where the plaits should be made proper-
ly to fit the shape of the skirt.
Baste this also before turning, baste
on the braid and stitch it on the mach-
ine. The skirt may now be turned
wrongside out, and the little plaits al.
ready creased are clearly defined.
One great mistake in making dress
skirts is that the facings and linings are
too full, and wrinkle and draw until all
symmetry and smoothness are destroy-
Almcst all of the best dresses have
little ruchings of silk at the inner edge
of the facing: There may be two or
more, according to fancy, and some-
times they are stitched on a strip of mat.
the science of cooking. “From almost
every state and territory in the Union
third of a section and Germany about
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: erial or they may be sewed tb the fac-
ing. The former, however, is much
more convenient,