Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, November 30, 1894, Image 2

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Bellefonte, Pa., Nov. 30, 1894.
While walkin’ up the village street, a-fightin’
there Isee
Some twenty feilers, more or Jess, as fierce as
fierce could be !
Twas in a medder nigh to where the college
late was built,
An’ not 2 proper place for blood to be unduly
spilt ;
So, ea peaceable inclined, an’ al’ays actin’
I thought, “I'll try what may be done to regu-
late the fuss.”
My goodness, how them fellers fit! they'd
punch each other there : io
Like hungry cattle when the frost is nibblin’
through the air! 2
An’ one would pick up somethin’ quick, an’
run, off, fit to kill,
With several others chasin’ him, as chickens
sometimes will; } :
Then it he on his stomach fell, there right in
his distress
They'd pounce upon him, hard an’ square, a
dozen, more or less.
An’ when my eyes untangled ’em, an* glanced
‘em through an’ o’er
To my surprise [ found I'd seen full half of
‘em b: tore! 3
Young Caleb Stubbs, who once was raised
across the road from me,
ButI had never thought, before, would hurt
an ailin’ flea;
An’ Joseph Minks, who's al’ays fit whene’er he
had a chance, :
‘Was now as gay, an’ much to home as French-
men at a dance ;
An’ Thomas Tutts, who's bein’ taught so he
himssif can teach ;
An’ Samuel Strapp, who's trainin’ so’s to have
a call to preach ;
An’ Peter Pills, who'll some day strive to cure
the world, no doubt, . .
Was strivin’ hard, apparently, to kill an’ wipe
’em out;
An’ several others all appeared to do what
death they could, .
From whom I'd al’ays looked for things a
thousan’ times as good.
An’ what still deeper troubled me, a lot o
» folks near by
Didn’t seem to care to hold 'em back, an’
wouldn’t even try,
But sort o’ toiled to help it on, an’ make a
fightin’ din ;
An’ even girls would grit their teeth an’ hol-
ler, “Boys, go in!”
An’ then [ says, “Them fellers all appear in
Death’s employ ;
If there’s an undertaker here he's sheddin
tears of joy.”
An’ terrified at what they'd done, an’ what they
meant to do,
I struggled hard to recollect a Riot Act or
Wo ;
But naught appeared that I could reach on
Memory’s cluttered shelf,
An’so I had, as one might say, to makeup one
I wildly rushed into their midst, an’ yelled
with all my might,
“See here, now, boys, this school wasn’t built
to teach you how to fight!”
But still they all kept on their way, as fierce
as fierce could be,
An’ none of them was blessed with sense to
listen unto me.
But while I still upheld the right, in words I
won't repeat,
Th’ apparent cause ot all their fuss rolled
plump betwixt my feet!
An’ then such buffetin’ amidst the angry
waves of strife
I never You had come across in all my earthly
I've sported in a skatin’ rink, an’helped to
dust the floor ;
I’ve served as drift-wood in the waves of Jer-
sey’s stormy shore ;
I've clutched a tall tobogean slide, the while
my cheek did blanch,
Then, lettin’ go, reluctantly become an ava-
lanche ;
I’ve entered cars on Brooklyn Bridge ’twixt 5
an 6 o'clock ;
But these was only zephyr breaths beside an
earthquake shock 1”
They jumbled me they tumbled me, some
several fellers deep,
Until I give up every sense an’ feebly fell
An’ when I woke, and midly asked if all my
bones was there,
No one contigions seemed to know, or special-
ly to care ;
But several fellers, with their face all black
an’ blue an’ red %
Jumped up an’ down, a wavin’ hand’s an’
shoutin’, “We're ahead I”
“Now who's ahead ?” says I, when I a listenin’
ear could find ;
“Whoever 'tis,here’s one odl fool that's several
rods behind !
Why are you studyin’ carnage here—what is
this ail about ?”
An’ then they hollered, “Foot ball, Dad—we've
gone an’ cleaned ’em out !”
Where at I says, “If this is what you call a
friendly game,
Heaven shield me from your courtesies, an’
help me dodge the same!”
Then everybody laughed an’ joked, rejoicin
in the crimes,
An’ said, * Old man, the trouble is, you're
way behind the times I”
An’ then I said : “Allright! I'll keep behind
‘em, if you please ;
‘Hind anything. to shield me from such goin’s
on as these ;
An’when I'm anxious suddenly from this
world to escape,
I'll go an’ dance on dynamite, an’ do it up in
shape I"
-~Will Carleton, in Harper's Magazine.
SS m———
They were a very young couple,
that accouuted for it largely, and
while the affair was certainly ludi-
crous it was not without a touch of
pathos. They both declare that they
have better sense now, and that the
like, with them at least, shall never
occur again, so there can scarcely be
any harm iu telling all about it.
When they went to housekeeping
in a modest way in a fashionable
street in the national capital rents were
not so high as they are now. They
had many friends, some of them very
wealthy ones, and, as her entire life
had been spent in Washington, she
felt that a change from single to doub-
le blesseduess would not alter things
While the streets and her friends re-
mained unchanged there was a certain
indefinable something that shaped itself
presently—she could not entertain as
she had been used to in her father’s
house ; neither on such a scale, nor
with such lavish hospitality.
She fretted a little, at first quietly,
then she confided her woes to her hus-
band, for she told him everything.
and he, good fellow, took it very much
to heart.
Being a lawyer without any consid-
erable practice, for he was a young
man in his profession, he did not see
his way out of it in that direction. But
the idea suddenly struck him that
he would try to get some kind of an of-
ficial position. They had influential
friends in the political world, and it
applaied quiie clear sailing,
The plas met with his wife's prompt
approval and she concluded on the
spot to begin the siege by giving a
Thavkegiving dinner. Some people
might have thought it wiser to first
get the desired position and then give
thanks, but she looked upon it differ-
ently, from the point of view of the
almanac as it were. .
A presidential candidate had just
been elected and would take his seat
the following March. The minister of
the church they attended was also the
pastor and intimate friend of his ex-
cellency-elect, and it seemed very
fitting and auspicious that he, together
with his wife, should be honored
guests. There was also, a certain dis-
tant cousin of the successful candidate,
a very pompous old lady with a ter
rible predilection for her neighbor's
affairs, whom it was considered wise
to ask, and to entertain her there was
young Mr. de Post, who led cotillons
and gossip with equal facility.
While Mrs. Grimm had very pretty
glass and china, in keeping with the
rest of her modest establishment, it
did not seem grand enough for such a
distinguished and critical company, so
she borrowed
from the silver soup tureen to the nut
This plan was readily feasible, as
her parents took dinner with an elder
sister upon that day. No sooner was
this arrangement completed than it
seemed very out of place to let Fanny,
the colored maid, wait on thetable with
such accompanying magnificence—
they ought to have a butler. They
got one in the person of Fanny’a father,
who had come up from Manassas
Junction to spend the day with his
family, and that was where the trouble
He was an eminently respectable old
man‘and when he had gotten himself,
alter much groaning and the assistance
of his wife, the cook, into an old dress
suit of Mr. Grimm’s, he looked as it he
knew the proper thingto do, which
was far from the case. His wife had
been doubtful from the first. ‘He
kin drive a kerrige jest lovely, ‘Miss’
Maria,” she said, “but he doan know
nuthin’ bout waitin.”
“But Fanny can drill him,” “Mies”
Maria bad said, airly, as she set out to
Thankgiving services in company with
her husband.
Fanny dressed in a new gown and
with a huge white cap on her very
black head, admitted the gues's with a
gravity of countenance that wonld
have befitted a sevitor of fifty years.
Fanny had woeful misgivings, Jupiter,
her father, had not proven a very apt
pupil. He asked many strange ques-
tions after he had ineisted that he un-
derstood everything. The butler’s
pantry was too small to hold them
both or she would have remained by
her parent during the ordeal ; but she
etationed herself at the foot of the
dumb waiter to admonish in stage
whispers if nece-sary.
Jupiter wiped the perspiration from
his brow with a red bandanna and car-
ried the silver tureen. With the ex-
ception that he put his thumb in Mr.
de Post's soup and then wiped it dry
with his bandanna, that portion of the
banquet progressed favorably. But
when the raw oysters were served he
took a plate of macaroons from the
sideboard, and, doubtless mistaking
them fora new variety of crackers,
gravely offered them. The hostess
flushed violently and tried to distract
attention from her husband, who
though he said only a few words to
Jupiter, had looked such unutterable
things as to cause him to drop the
dish on the sideboard with a bang.
Presently he barely grazed the minis.
ter’s head with the turkey platter.
Feeling that energy might compensate
for the vacuity existing in his mind,
Jupiter proceeded to supply every one
with the dishes on the table. Salted
almonds and bonbons careered about
the board with lightning rapidity. He
even grasped the macaroons again, but
a sudden mistrust seemed to seize
him and he dropped the dish. He
was breathing heavily and each mo-
went his unwonted apparel seemed to
grow smaller for him.
The hostess strove bravely to appear
as if this was a daily occurrence in
every well regulated household, and
that a stream of gravy extending across
the cloth and down a breath of her best
gown was merely an adjunct ot
Thanksgiving. The host forgot all the
speeches he had intended to make in
praise of the president elect and all the
snbtle antennae of diplomacy that he
was going to put forth to the minister
by way of starting affairs, He could
only feel rather than see, or he scarce
dared look up. That Mr. de Post and
the executive elect cousin were storing
a fund of anecdote that would regale
many a dinner table—he had caught
sufficient of their exchange of glances
to rest assured of,
As tor the minister, his kindness of
heart was as proverbial as was his
sense of humor. If he laughed rather
more heartily at his own stories than
was his wont both host and hostess
were thankfal to him for diverting
some small degree of attention from
Jupiter's aimless and comical gyrations.
“Jupiter, you have not served the
tomatoes,” said “Mrs. Grimm. Mr.
Grimm felt the perspiration start out
on the back of his neck ; he was won-
dering what uew catastrophe was in
store As for Jupiter he smiled
blandly. Here at least was something
he could engineer. “Tomattuses,” he
ordered of Fanny. A great whispering
ensued, then came a pounding on the
dumbwaiter that set all the glasses and
crockery oo the pantry shelves to jing-
ling in unison.
A family altercation was in energet-
ic progress. The guests looked at
each other and the hostess tried to
chatter it down, But no one human
throat was powerful enough for
“Send up them tomattuses."”
“] tell you they ain't none.”
“They is, ‘Miss Maria says they
“I tell you they ain't, you ole black
fool you,” the voice was that of the
cooks. ‘I dun forgot to open ‘em, I
dun tell yon. Ifyou doan b’lieve me
use your own eyes, you ole country
n'ggah in Maw's Jawn's party close,
her mother’s service,
a lookin’ like a scarcecrow in a cawn
I fiel’. Now look 1”
The waiter came up with a bang.
All was still. Jupiter was doubtless
“Looking.” Presently the guests look
ed too. He appeared upon the scene
with an unopened can, glowing with a
gorzeous label, in either hand. “Beg
pawdon, ‘Miss’ Maria, but that ele—'’
He got no further. There had been a
swish ot skirts on the stairs. Fanny
darted across the room. pushed her
surprised parent in‘o the pantry and
turned the key.” With an air ot elab-
orate indifference as though nothing
had happeued to mar the occasion, she
removed the plates and the dinner pro-
gressed. From the depths of the pan-
try could be heard the wailing of Jupi-
ter: “If kaio’t wait I'm pow’tul at
drivin’, an’ it ain't no erthly use a
tryin’ to appeah what you ain't. Ole
Mies dun say—" There was a per-
emptory command from below to
“come down this minnit,”’ a great
creaking of the waiter and Jupiter had
descended on the vehicle of his woe.
Mr. Grimm looked at his wife and
she in turn looked at him. Between
them extended a massive epergne of
silver weighted with fruit and flowers;
tall candelabras and dainty bon-bon
dizhes, strangely out of keeping with
the turaiture and the tiny dining-room.
There was a look in his eyes that light.
ened things, though, and the verge of
tearfulness was banished: Later, how-
ever, when the guests were gone and
she hada good cry in his arms, she
said: “John, Jupiter was right,” We
have no business trying to appear
what we are not, and whether we get
the position or whether we're never a
cent richer, I've that good lesson to be
thankfui for to-day and for the res: of
my life.”
Rebuked By Gen. Banks.
The Sexton Not Allowed to Repair His Error.
General Banks was as perfect a gen-
tleman in manner as we ever knew,
and his dignity and his grace as a
speaker were both commanding and
fascinating says the “Christian Adyo-
cate His voice was wonderful, In New
York during the war, he happened to
spend a Sunday, and went to Grace
church, on Broadway, wearing a huge
white coat, as the dav was somewhat
chilly. The “unctuous Brown,” the
usher of fashionable society, long the
sexton of that church, was a keen eye
for dignity, missed the mark on that
occasion, and seated the general near
the door in a very unpleasant posi.
As the house grew warm, General
Banks threw open his coat. The mo-
ment Brown caught sight of the epau-
lets ot a major-general he hastened to
the pew, and in his most obsequious
tones said : “I can give you, general
a much better seat.”
“No,” said the ex speaker, with a
voice that sounded like a pedal organ
note in E flat, “the seat that is good
enough for the white coat is good
enough for the blue,” and declined to
rr —
Yawning Good Exercise.
If Methodically Practiced It Strengthens the
Yawning, when reasonably and me-
thodically practiced, is said by Herr
Nogeli to be an excellent thing for
those who wish to strengthen their
constitutions. He has made a study of
it and positively asserts that a series
of heavy yawns is of more benefit than
a bottle of the best tonic. To practice
deep breathing is generally acknowl-
edged to be an excellent thing for the
lungs, and Nogeli says the stretching
of the arms and breast bones which
accompany the lungs, forms splendid
morning and evening exercise, and the
most perfect chamber gynastics for
people generally, and especially for all
those whose breathing is embarrassed.
In future, therefore, says “Invention”
ifour friends yawn ‘when we are dis-
coursing to them we may console our-
selves with the thought that itis not
because we are boring them, but that
they are enthusiasts and are practicing
their “chamber gymuoastics’” in the
wrong place.
12,000,000 Stamps a Day.
It requires about 12.000,000 stamps
a day to conduct the correspondence of
our population, or a total of 4,380,000.-
000 for the year. There is not as much
letter writing these times as there was
was when the country was more pros-
perous, but a decided increase has
been noticeable during the last two
months. The weight of the mails is
an accurate barometer of business af-
tairs.— Washington letter in the Chica-
20 Record. : ;
An old lady from out of town came
to the city Tuesday to do some trading.
As she looked around the large store
with wandering eyes, a floor walker
asked her :
“What do you wish to-day,
madam ?”’ “I wanted io go to the
place where you sell dry grods.” It is
right here, madam. What kind of dry
goods do you wish for 2” “Dried ap:
ples, mister.” Aud for once the floor
walker was nonplused.
A Question of Cosmology.
A little girl in Gorham, on first dis-
covering the electric lights, and seeing
the moon at the same time‘ propound-
ed this conundrum :
“Mamma, does God know that we
have got electric lights 2”
“Yes,” replied the mother. “He
must know, it, because He knows ev-
“Then mamma, why don’t he take
in the moon ?"— Portland Daily News.
Too Weak.
“I wonder why Mrs. Hashsling brews
the tea just by the cup as 1t is ordered 7’!
“Probably because it’s too weak to
sta: d.”
| The Free Text Book Law—Its Working
The State Superintendent of Public Instruction,
Dr. Nathan Schaeffer, Has Given the Follow-
ing Report of the Operation of the Free Text
Book Law.
The introduction of free text books
and supplies into the public schools of
Pennsylvania has been the most im-
portant step of progress since 1867. One
of the immediate effects has been the
large increase in the attendance, 1n soma
counties from twenty to thirty par cent.
Tne city and county supsrintendents re-
port better ciassification, bstter grading
and better teaching as the result of free
text books. Those whose experience en-
ables them to know, claim that after
the first outlay of money the annual ex-
pense is only half as great as when pa-
rents buy the books.
From but one county report has been
made to the department of public in-
struction that the introduction of free
text books has caused the directors to
shorten the term and reduce the teach-
ers’ wages. Superintendent of Public
Instruction Schaeffer says in his annual
report for the year ending the first Mon-
day of June, the advance sheets of
which have just been issued, that there
can be very little justification for such
a short-sighted policy, in view of the
fact that the legislaiure added a half
million dollars to the annual appropria-
tion for the year 1894.5
The report also says another gratify-
ing progress is found in the increased
attention paid to school architecture. So
great has been the advance in methods
of lighting, heating and ventilating, in
desks, blackboards and other conveni-
ences, that buildings erected a decade
ago are as inferior to the latest and best
as the old log school house was inferior
to thestructures which the cities began
to erect half a century ago. Complaint
18 madein the report that the directors
in many districts through the state have
failed to provide suitable outhouses for
the children.’
Superintendent Schaeffer makes a
strong plea for a longer school term and
the taking of a school census in order
that the number of children out of
school may be ascertained. The report
states that there is a growing convie-
tion among the ardent friends of educa-
tion that more good might be accom-
plished it a more equitable distribution
of the annual appropriation were adopt-
ed. It would be no injustice 'if the state |
were to give more liberal aid to the
country districts.
Daring the recent panic, the report
continues, no law would have been ef-
fective in bringing the absentee: to
school, under which a plea by the pa-
rents that the help of the children was
needed to support the family, would
have been accepted as a valid excuse.
The appointment of a truant offier to
arrest all idle youths who are found in
public places during school hours, would
remedy many evilsin our cities and
towns. If a certificate of school attend-
ance at day or night schools during |
three or four months in the preceding |
year were required to be filled with the
employers of boys and girls under the
age of fifteen, 1t would prevent an in-
creas: of illiteracy and serve to fit some
way-ward and neglected young people
for their future duties as citizens. Laws
which shut out boys from work or pst-
pone the day when they may begin
work to riper years, make it increasing
difficult for the man who earns but a
dollar a dag, to bring up a family of |
children or even to provide them with
the barest necessities of existence.
The report recommends the extension
of the high school system to rural dis-
tricts, the employment of good teachers
and the election of public spirited men
as directors.
commended for their efforts to have the
stars and stripes displayed on and about
school houses and adds that America
needs a patriotism which will cause the
citizen to work and vote and agitate
until the country is right on all moral,
national and international questions.
Continuing, the report states that it
is clearly not the function of the public
schools to give sectarian instruction
The genius of the state and national con-
stitutions demands in all schools sup-
ported by taxation the separation of sec-
ular from sectarian instruction. The
former, which includes preparation tor
the duties of citizenship, is clearly the
legitimate function of the schools estab- |
lished by the state. Religious instruc-
tion, on the other hand, is the duty of
the home, the church, the Christian so-
ciety, the Sabbath school. A compari-
son of the Christianity of our land with
that of countries in which church and
state are united, leaves no room for
doubt as to the wisdom of our Ameri-
can policy of keeping church and state
separate, and of allowing each religious
society to look after its own interests
without interference from or with the
civil power. Anil the praise bestowed
by visitors from abroad upen American
education is evidence of the fact that
our schools have not suffered by the
separation of secular from sectarian in-
The report contains the following
statement relating to the public schools
for the past school vear : School districts
in the state, 2413; schools, 24,541,
graded schools, 12,869 ; superintendents,
129 ; male teachers, 8,464; female
teachers, 17,777; whole number of
teachers, 26,241; average salaries of
male teachers per month, $44,16; aver-
ave salaries female teachers per month,
$33,05 ; average length of school term
in months, 8 ; number of pupils, 1,040,-
679 ; average number of pupils, 759,-
560 ; cost of school houses, purchasin
buildings, renting etc., $3.396.818 13 ;
teachers’ wages, $8,998,343 66; cost of
school text books, $1,245375.73 ; cost
of school supplies other than text books,
including maps, globes, ete., exclusive
of Philadelphia, $559,238.42 ; fuel, con-
tingencies, fees of collectors and all
other expenses, $4.386,975 89 ; total ex-
penditures, $18,586,751.33 ; state ap-
propriation for school year ending June,
1893, $5,000,000 ; estimated value of
school property not including Phila-
delphin, $42,679,504.
———Miss Mary L. Stevenson, daugh-
ter of Vice President Stevenson, is at
Asheville, N, C. very ill. She suffered
an attack of pneumonia ona New Eng-
land coast last summer, from which
she never recovered, and her condition
is now considered hopeless, Mr. and
Mrs Stevenson are with her, as well as
other members of the family.
The patriotic orders are |
Need of a Minority Party.
Even the Repubiican papers of Phila-
Democrats ot that eity to a sense of their
political duty, so that the city may
nave the safety valve of a formidable
minority party, and not one whose gro-
tesque blunders make it the laughing
cuns feel that their majority 1s too large,
waich is always a danger in politics, as
it gives the bosses and plunderers al-
most unlimited power. As a matter of
fact, that 1s the situation in Pailadel-
phia to-day. Quay and his chief of
staff, “Dave” Martin, hold this city of
over a willirn people, and with a budg-
et of over $33.000,000 a- year, as c¢om-
pletely under their one thumb as ever
Tweed or Croker did in New York.
Que great reason is that there is no ef
fective opposition that gives any hope
of relief. The Philadelphia Ledger de-
clures the people are growing tired of ex-
isting conditions in that city —“of their
legislators in eity councils legislating
away as free gifts enormously valuable
franchises and privileges, of promoting
schemes of corporate aggrandizement,
of legalizing measures for the benefit of
sordid, greedy municipal contractors, of
extraordinary expenditures, most tem-
perately described as extravagance,”
| and 1t serves warning on the bosses that
they must give the city good nomina-
tions for municipal officers next Feb-
ruary or the 86,000 plurality will be
swept away as was the Tammany ma-
jority in New York. The bosses, like
those of New York, are not alarmed by
this sort of talk.
The Pailadelphin Telegraph says that
as to matters municipal tne Republican
party is entirely too big and the Demo-
cratic party too small. Best govern-
ment is secured, it urges, when the bal-
ance of power is held by a comparative-
ly small number of voters. It asserts
that there are not less than 100,000
Democratic voters in Philadelphia who
would be ready to cast their ballots for
first-class Democratic candidates. Mr-
Singerly got only 54,000 votes. The
Telegraph hopes that there will be an
uprising of Democrats against local
mismanagement and boss rule that will
make the Democratic party an effective
ally of good government. In one sense
this is complimentary, but what a con
fession ! Virtually calling on the mi-
nority party to get together and help
conquer the rascalities, as pictured by
the Ledger, of unchecked and absolute
Republican rule.
EE ————————
Some Important Facts.
The evenings are long enough now
for every person to devote some time to
reading. The best literature is the daily
newspaper, and the best daily news-
paper is the Pittsburg Times. It is
complete in every department, gather-
| ing promptly the news from all parts of
the world and presenting all sides of
every public question fairly and intelli-
gently. Its market reports are models of
| accuracy ; its departments for women
readers and for the tarmer are useful and
| entertaining, and its serial stories are
| by the most noted writers. The aim of
| its publishers is to make the Times a
{ paper for the home above everything
| else, and they have succeeded admirably,
The Times is delivered by agents for
{one cent a day, or will be sent by mail
| for thirty cents for one month ; fifty
' cents for two months ; seventy-five cents
for three months ; $1 50 for six months
or $3.00 for one vear. If there is no
agent for the Z%mes in your locality
{ write for sample copies, which are sent
| free, and terms to agents.- Adv.
RE ———
| ——One had only to glance at the
crowds promevading around the pad-
docks at the Horse Show to realize
how thoroughly the chrysanthemum
bas lost favor as a flower to be worn or
carried. Five years ago white chry-
santhemums were seen inalmost every
man’s coat or in the bodice of almos:
every woman, Tnis year they were so
scarce as to easily become the symbol
of the uninitiated. Violets, however,
never seem to decline in tavor. They
were the flower affected almost exclu-
sively by women.
rm ————
——Sugar came down a few points
yesteraay, and is n»w quoted for stand-
ard granulated at $4 25 the hundred
pounds, as against $538 a year ago.
Logically, sugar should have gone up
in price, with the new tariff imposing a
duty on raw sugar. Probably it isa
case of overproduction, as the world’s
sugar for this year shows an increase
over last year of nearly 800,000 tons.
Of the total production, we consume in
this country about one fourth.
Dr. Mary Walker delivered a
lecture in Faneuil hall, Baton, the
other evening, in favor of abolishing
capital punishment. She appeared ou
the platform in a full suit of black,
with Prince Albert coat, a black-four-
in-hand tie stuck with several scarf
pins, and white gloves. Oa her bosom
rested her Grand Army badge, and
where the low-roll collar of her coat
met rested a bunch of red and white
pinks and geranium leaves,
Preachers and poets do not usu-
ally leave their heirs large estates. and
Oliver Wendell Hol'nes and Professor
Swing were exceptions to the rnle. The
Boston poet lett his son a fortune of
$300,000, while Professor Swing’s es-
tate is worth about $80,000. It con-
sists of a handsome residence and of
stocks bonds and mortgage.—-New
York World.
——A small boy in an Austin, Tex.,
Sunday school was asked : “Where do
the wicked finally go ?”’ “They prac-
tice law for a spell and then they go to
the Legislature,” was the pat reply ot
the observing youth. — Texas Siftings.
Miss Nancy Baker, dnughter of the
late Governor Conrad Baker, has an-
nounced herself as a candidate for the
office ot State Librarian, subject to the
Republican caucus of the Indiana Log-
No wonder that Thanksgiving day
By many is =o prized,
For afterit the wildest dreams
Are always realized.
—Uhicago Inter Ocean.
delphia are endeavoring to awaken the |
For and About Women,
There will be three women in the next
Colorado Legislature--Mrs. Clara Cress-
ingham, Mrs. Frances Klock and Mrs.
| Carrie Clyde Hoily.
If you are short of stature, my sister,
swek of the stato. Thinking Republi. | 2 Matter bow much you pine for one
of the walking coats of knee length that
suits so well your tall, statnesque friend
a8 you value your good looks avoid it
Fitted with the severe simplicity of the
modern tailor garment, this coat is the
most awkward covering imaginable,
unless worn by a woman of Junoesque
proportions. Hence, it behooves the
short fair one to wear one of the jackets
werely reaching well over the hips. She
will find it more satisfactory in every
Dainty little neck notions for silk,
velvet and woolen bodices are the par-
ticular novelty this season. All highly
ornamental waists are finished at the
neck with some fancy ruff. Not quite so
airy as those of tulle, yet equally vol-
uminous, are the ruffs of mousseline de
soie. The material is doubled, then quiil-
ed and mounted —like the tulle ruffs—
on a hand of satin, grosgrain or moire
ribbon. The less expensive of these
mousseline affairs tie in front with rib-
bon ends; closely-plaited frills, together
forming a tastefal little jabot, finish off
the most elegant models.
The streets are so bright with startling
hoods that it seems as if everyone had a
golf. They are so pretty, so easy to wear,
and so serviceable that itis no wonder
they are plentiful. Still, the correct
cape is as conspicuous for all these good
points as if there were not lots of good
looking capes which are not at all cor-
rect. The size and shape of the hood, for
instance, must be considered as carefully
as a bodice, Some women must have the
ong pointed hood that lies between the
shoulders ; others look best with a wide,
full hood that spreads across the should-
ers. Ail of them ought to be practicable,
too. The character departs from a golf
directly the hood is a sewed down sham.
The gay week of the Horse Show
brought into view many of the new
gowns that have already been described
in Harper’s Bazar. One of the gowns
most often repeated was the very wide
skirt with steels and with many godets.
This was seen again and again in the
winter crepons in blust or violet shades,
the round waist trimmed with an effec.
tive white lace edged with dark brown
fur, forminga ceinture, and crossing the
back to extend half-way down the large
sleeves. The front was decorated with a
ribbon of black satin spangled with
bluets, and a small boanet of velvet and
fur with lace and bluet spangles by some
stylish young matrons, while others
wore large picture hats of velvet with
drooping plumes.
Black costumes brightened by
were seen on every hand. One well-
known beauty who wears most effee-
tive black gowns had one of the wide
Paquin skirts of black satin, the waist
showing black chiffon in front, with a
soft collar and belt of purplish-red vel-
vet. The folds in the back of the skirt
were in evidence their whole length, as
her wrap was a bolero that merely
reached the waist. This beautiful gar-
ment is a short jacket, scarcely more
than a waist, of glossy black Persian
lamb, with olive-green sleeves richly
embroidered. They are bishops’ sleeves,
wide from top to bottom, and of a width
excelling any yetseen. A small honnet
heavily jetted completed the toilette.
Cloth and camels bair gowns were
much worn in tan or bluet tints. One
bluet camel’s-hair has a jacket-waist em-
broidered and braided in a new wav,
with the design open, vet the braid
standing on edge, and every where were
inserted glittering pieces of jet, both
large and small, and the whole jacket
bound with seal-skin. The front turns
back in revers from a bluet vest em-
oroidered with zold and velted with seal
fur. A close collar is also wrought with
gold, aod the gigot sleeves are of the
plain bluet camel’s-hair. A band of
seal skin trims the foot.
After all the old fashioned remedy of
glycerine and rose water is without a
bath room rival. Indeed every toilet
stand in the house should be given a
bottle of this mixture. Dropping upon
the backs of the bands a few drops of
the glycerine before wiping them dry
will save an endless amount of discom-
fort. Two-thirds glycerine to one of rose
water is a good consistency. Never al-
tempt the cultivation of this article pure
and simple. Tt will hurt rather than
help the skin unless diluted.
The bairdressing of the moment is
varied enough to suit any contour. There
is but one emphatic “Don’t,” and that
pertains to the bangs, Wear parted locks
drawn away from the forehead in loose
waves and held here and there by the
little tucking combs that are in high
The use of these combs is one more
evidence of the adaptability of women.
When bangs were ordered out, and
parts and waves were ordered in, the
women who had been cutting their front
hair in a fringe for years found them-
selves in an unpleasant predicament. A
crop of uneven, aggressive short ends of
hair was their only harvest.
The combs were resorted to by a clever
woman, and the way out of a dilemma
was promptly seen and taken advantage
of. Now a straggling lock simply means
one more comb.
Revers as bodice trimming still con-
tinue in great favor, and consequently
fashion is indefatigable in the produc-
tion of new variations of one and the
same thing. In theaccompanying model
of a promenade dress the revers are, in
contradistinction to the usual style, cut
broader toward the bottom, and extend
a good way over the sleeve puff. The
new colors are combined in this model,
which is made of gobelin blue cloth
with pure white grosgrain revers, this
new white being a sort of reaction from
the cream and ivory tones hitherto so
much in vogue. The pointed belt, nar-
row upper revers and stripe at top of
the collar are made of shot pink and
blue silk. The tats below the revers are
enriched with large, oxidized silver but