Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, March 22, 1895, Image 2

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Bellefonte, Pa., March 22, 1895.
I allus argy that a man
Who does about the best he can
Is plenty good enough to suit
This lower mundane institute,
No matter ef his daily walk
Is subject for his neighbor's talk,
And critic minds of ev'ry whim
Just all get up and go fer him,
It’s nachural en ough, I guess,
When some gets more and some gets less,
Fer them that’s on the slimmest side
To claim it ain’t a fair divide,
And I’ve knowed some to lay in wait
And get up soon and set up late
‘To ketch some fellow they would hate
Fer goin at a faster gait. '
The signs is bad when folks commence
A findin fault with Providence
And balkin ’cause the world don’t shake
At ev'ry prancin step they take.
No man 1s great till he can see
How less than little he would be
Ef stripped to self, and stark and bare
He hung his sign out everywhere.
My doectrin’ is to lay aside
Contentions and be satisfied ;
Just do your best, and praise or blame
That follers that count jest the same.
I’ve allus noticed great success
Is mixed with trouble, more or less,
And it’s the man who does the best
That gits more kicks than all the rest.
—James Whitcomb Riley.
The Story of a Great Decision and What Came of
As he heard his father talking with
the two physicians outside his bed-
room door, he waited and wondered.
He waited to hear the decision of the
consulting physician, while he wonder-
ed what this decision would be. If it
coincided with that of the attending
surgeon an operation would be recom-
mended. This operation was a severe
pne. At best it necessitated the loss
of a leg, while death, too, must be con.
sidered as a betwen :
He suddenly found himself holding
to life with a wonderful determination.
It meant so much to him. Indeed, it
meant everything to him. With
strength and health he had every hope
of realizing the high ambition which
had helped him through so many of
his early trials. All the sufferings of
an apprenticeship in the business life
of a young man of to-day rushed
through bis mind. He smiled sadly
as he thought how trivial the many
discouragements seemed in compar-
ison with the trial of to-day, a trial re-
quiring the choosing of two risks, a
long suffering illness, with death as its
probable reward, or a sharp, decisive
contest between vitality and the sur-
geon’s knife ; a contest sure to leave
him maimed for life, a cripple and un-
able to accomplish much that he had
planned to do.
The choice of these two evils would
rest entirely with him. The surgeons
might recommend, the members of the
family advise, but he knew that the
final decision, a decision from which
there was no appeal, rested entirely
with him. Although he was glad that
it was so, the responsibility of this
sacrificing of life or limb seemed to
crush him, and forgetful of physical
suffering in the mental agony he en-
dured, he turced his face to the wall.
His brain seemed on fire and he found
himself considering insanity as one of
the probabilities with which he must
contend in rendering his decision.
He" might have applied to that
Higher Power to which he had been
referred go often, hut he resented it as
he did the advice ofthis sister to give
way to his feelings for oneg and havea
good cry. He had been brought up
with a fear and respect for that High-
er power, but he had always consider [#
ed it as a help for those who had not
sufficient strength of their own on
which to rely, and as yet he would not
acknowledge his present weakness
even to himself.
The door opened he looked up ex-
pecting to see the serious face of the
doctor or the white uniform of the
trained nurse of which he had grown
so tired. But when he looked up from
his bitter reverie the pew disappoint-
ment which changed the set look on
his face to a sad emile was a happy
onds oa
_. The door closed again and they were
alone, he and a young girl, to him the
impersonation of all the good in the
world and the reward he wished for,
providing his efforts in a business way
should be as successful as he hoped
and was determined that they should
be. The face that looked into he was
nota happy one. With the exception
of the cheerfully indifferent counte-
nace of the trained nurse, the faces
which he had seen for many days were
each to sympathetic of his own suffer
ing too have other than a forced look
of happiness.
He knew that the girl he had loved
with his whole heart and devotion, in
which any self-sacrifice was not to be
considered, reciprocated his affection.
It was not, however, until she had put
her arms around his neck and told
once again how she loved him that he
really knew how much he had learned
to rely on her in a time of trial just
when it seemed to mean life and
strength, and if he was willing to die
for her he was also willing to live for
her, no matter what the sacrifice of
living might entail.
And when quietly she told him that
the decision reached by the consulting
physician coincided perfectly with that
of the attending surgeon the sufferer
offered no remonstrance of any kind.
He simply pressed the hands he held
in his a little tighter and smiled.
Again she told him how she loved
him and comforted him as only one
woman in the world could. She even
tried to joke about the matter and
with a forced attempt at cheerfulness
asked what difference anyway, provid.
ed he got well. But this seemed al-
most sacrilegious and then she offered
to devote her entirelife in doing for
him all that she could to compensate
for the lost limb.
She did not refer to the possibility of
his death, She simply told him how
she had prayed for him, how she
would pray for him and how she want-
ed him to pray for his recovery and to
trust and be confident that ali would
come outright. How ‘she was his
girl not only for an ornamental wife,
of whose accomplishments he could
point to his friends with pride, but as
a helpmeet through thick and thin.
She didn’t care for anything so long as
his heart was all right, and of this she
never doubted.
The she told him how the doctors
were agreed that an amputation was
the only cure.
It did not take him long to decide,
and when he was alone again he held
in his hand a bunch of violets, his fav-
orite flowers, as a token of her love to
help and strengthen him,
® * * *
It was not until the young man was
on the operating table that the sup:
posed cancer was found to be only a
tumor, and that an amputation was
unnecessary. The operation was suc-
cessful, but the young man was unable
to recover from the large amount of
ether administered. It was an hour
after this successful operation that the
surgeon and consulting physician
again coincided in their opinion. This
time that death was due to heart fail-
A little bunch of violets, withered by
the hot air of the operating room, was
still tightly clasped in one of the cold
hands, and the morning on which he
was laid away to rest for the last time,
the undertaker found another bunch
of violets, so tresh and sweet that the
dew on them sparkled even more
brightly than the slender ring on the
third finger of the hand that held
them. Arax 8. RoGERs,
Kicking on the Umpire.
The Colloquy That Should and the One That
Does Take Place,
Amoeng the musty rules for the gov-
ernment of base ball is one which pro-
vides that a player addressing the um-
pire must preface his remarks by a re-
spectful “Mr. Umpire.” Those patrons
of the national game who fondly ima-
gine that the rules are enforced have
doubtless often seen a captain stride in
the direction of the autocrat of the dia-
mond with a gleaming 6ye, compressed
lips ana clinched hands. The player
confronts the umpire who stands calmly
chewing gum like a contemplative heifer
in a clover patch. The player's lips
are seen to move, he gesticulates wildly,
and his attitude is that of an avenging
Nemesis. Owing to the distance of the
two men from the grand stand the spec-
tators cannot hear a word, but they as-
sume the player's remarks are about
like this:
“Mr. Umpire, your decision was in-
tolerably unjust. Did Mr. Mulcahy
possess as many arms as an octopus, and
each one as long as the Brooklyn bridge,
he could not have touched Mr. Ratigan,
who slid like an eel in a tub of butter.
That decision deprives us of a run and
may eventually result in our defeat. Mr,
Umpire, I am loath to believe that you
are prejudiced against the Boomtararas,
but the trend of your decisions forces me
to that conclusion. I assure you that
unless you occasionally acknowledge
our presence in the field and in the
game a protest will be lodged against
During the argument the umpire
chews gum with the greatest industry,
and when the player pauses to take
breath the umpire is seen to wave his
hand and deliver a few remarks, which
the spectators presume are in this strain :
“Captain |Gilhooly, your strictures on
my judgment are uncalled for. I de-
cided Ratigan out because he was not
safe. I decline to be intimidated by
threatened protests, and I insist that you
etire to the bench.” N
len the game. goes on, and the spec-
tators eae but px X igno-
rant of what really passed between the
player and umpire. As a matter of
tact, Captain. Gilhooly. €poke as fol-
lows : Lie
“Sa-a-y | You sap headed clown from
Crazyville, whut ye tryin to giv ‘us
ennyhow ? Take us fer green goods
guys? Sa-a-y ! I got a mind to biff ye
in the chops! Why, dat man wasn’t
out by three feet. Ye giveme a pain,
ye do. Sa-a-y ! Know what I'll do to
ye? I'll put ye out of de business. Yes,
I will. What chance we got for the
pennant wid your rank decisions?
Sa-a-y! You broke into base ball wid a
jimmy, didn’t ye? Now, look here, ye
lunk headed lulu, ye put the kibosh on
us again and ye’ll git run out of the
grounds. For 2 cents I'd soak yer!”
Then the umpire responds as follows :
“Go jon now! Git over to the bench,
you knocker! You can’t bulldoze me,
and you won’t git nothin that don’t
belong to you, see? Now, go and
squat, or I'll put $10 on youl”
Captain Gilhooly thereupon slowly
returns to the bench, and the specta-
tors say, “That’s right, cap, call him
down.” —Syracuse Standard.
—— A furor 18 prevailing in many
states for military drill in the public
schools. ~~ The average American
comes to the fighting age quick enough
without any stimulus of this character.
The pretense is made that giving a
semi-military character to the schools
will have the effect of cultivating pa-
triotic sentiment. Prof. Felix Adler,
of New York, not only dissents from
this idea, but he contends that ‘‘the in-
troduction of military exercises is like-
ly to heighten the false drama which
attaches to the idea ot war in child:
ren’'s minds, and which so dazzles
them that they do not see the horrors,
cruelties and inhumanities which real
war brings in its train.” The reason-
ableness of this position will be self-
evident to all. Prof. Adler's state. |
ment constitutes a moral argument |
against the drill business not to be |
counterbalanced by theoretical gains |!
in other directions.
——Dr. Rothrock, the State Forestry
Commissioner, says there is in Pennsyl-
vania & solid area of almost 1,000 miles
square once luxuriant with vegetation
which is now so barren that it is almost
The Flower of Death.
It Belongs tothe Cactus Family and Even Its
Perfume Is Deadly.
In the mountains of Mexico, high
up in the most inaccessible passes or
buried within the deepest gorges, there
grows a strange flower which the na-
tives call “The Flower of Death.”
From their description of it, the plant
must belong to the great cactus family
whose name is more than legion in
that part of the world, yet it is, how-
‘ever, devoid of thorns, and the heavy
succulent leaves exude a viscid fluid
which will burn into solid rock like a
strong acid. In shape the flower some
what resembles two calla lilies placed
face to face. Instead of the gracefully
tapered point of the lilly, however, the
two petals of the flower of death are
quite short and thick, presenting the
awful appearance of parted livid lips,
through which the red pistil protrudes
like a horrid bleeding tongue.
It is said that this flower gives out
an odor 80 penetrating and so intensely
disagreeable that buzzards are freqent-
ly attracted by it mistaking it for their
rightful spoil. Thisof itself is horri-
ble to contemplate, and yet the half
has not been told, for so noxious is the
poison of the flower that no man can
smell it and live. In Mexico one hears
stories of many au unwary traveler
who has come to an untimely death by
inhaling the poisonous breath of this
curious flower, and the mountain
bandits, no doubt, know very well how
to have it held accountable for the
death of many of their own victims.
Another curious but less harmful
plant is the milkweed, which abounds
in the arid regions of both Texas and
Mexico. lt is quite a handsome bush
with its parti-colored green and white
leaves, the two colors being very deli:
cately and gracefully traced the one
upon the other, and it is beginning to
find its way as an ornamental plant in
some of our Eastern gardens and
greenhouses. Upon its native heath
it grows to quite considerable size,
reaching frequently to the height of
six or seven feet, and of course shows
to the best advantage then,
When the stem of this plant is brok-
en there flows from it an abundant
stream of milk, which is sufficiently
strong to burn into the cuticle if it is
allowed to touch the flesh, creating an
unpleasant smarting sensation. This
quality makes the plant pretty much
in demand for marking cattle, as the
hair is removed wherever the milk is
applied and no further harm is done
to the animal. Iu this way itis quite
a boon to cattlestealers, as an applica:
tion can be made with it much easier
than with the branding iron and the
same purpose is served. It would be
impossible to form an estimate of how
many cows change hands every year
.through the mediation of this plant,
yet the number is by no means incon-
¥ A ———
Thirst Torture.
A Man Who Was Lost on a Desert Tells of His
¢No one can conceive the tortures of
a man who suffers from real thirst,”
said S. R. Jacoby, of Ouray, Col., toa
reporter. “I underwent the awful ex-
perience once, but can hardly convey a
hint of what I suffered, although it is
vividly impressed on my mind. There
are no worlds in English or Spanish to
tell the story and I know no other lan-
guages. It was in Wyoming in 1883.
‘With two companions I was doing a
little prospecticg and we had bad luck.
One morning I made up my mind to
try a range of hills about thirty miles
away, across what seemed to be a well-
.verdured valley, and my chums refus-
ing to go farther on what had proved a
wild goose chase, said good-bye and
started back for Cheyenne. I started
miles when I'¢ame to desert land. There
was rot a stock of vegetation, in sight.
The ground was covered with lava and
scoria that had rotten under the suns of
a thousand centuries. I never imagined
that the desert was more than a few
miles across, and as there was a haze
hanging over it I went straight ahead. I
only had a small canteen, which held
brandy instead of water. It was before
noon when I began my journey over
that weste. Before night my horse had
fallen, and I was suffering pangs of
agony. I had no brandy left, and
everywhere was desolation as dry as
chalk. I killed my horse and drank
some of his blood. Then I threw my-
self down and slept. No opium-eater
craving for his drug ever had such hor-
rible dreams.
They awoke me, and I got up and
staggered on in the darkness. All the
demons of pain in the universe seemed
to have settled themselves right between
my shoulder blades and were holding a
carnival. Ten thousand million red-hot
needles, with rusted sides, were playing
in and out through my tongue, and the
top of my head felt as if some giant had
hold of it and was trying to pull it off,
I couldn’t ery out, because my tongue
was numb and useless from the pain.
‘When morning came I just beheld the
outlines of a wagon in the -distance.
With a superhuman effort I gave a
shriek, and then I knew no more.
When I regained consciousness I was
in a bunch of hay near a fire, and two
or three men were looking at me. I
learned later on that my scream had
been heard by a party of prospectors
who were skirting the desert in order to
make a short cut to the Montana cattle
trail, and that at first they thought it
was some wild animal, but one of the
party insisted on a search, as he had
heard a man make just such a noise be-
fore he died of thirst in the Mojave
desert. It was months before I recov-
ered completely, and I haven’t been
more than a mile away from water, and
plenty of it, since.” -
An Honest Tailor Found the Money.
John Natren, a tailor yesterday
gave to Police Superintendent Henry
Muth, of Allegheny, the $1,465 lost
on Monday by Mrs. Pauline Lehman,
of Millvale. Muth returned it to the
woman who gave Natren $100. He
found the money in front of a Diamond
street saloon and learned of the owner
through a German newspaper.
off, and hadn’t gone more than five, children under seven years,
Politics in the Pulpit.
Bishop Andrews, of the Methodist
Episcopal church, in addressing the
Baltimore conference a few days ago
enunciated sound doctrine on the dis-
cussion of political and economic poli-
cies from the pulpit. He thought that
Dr. Parkhurst *‘has been laboring un-
der a special call,” and that such calls
are no to frequent oceurremce. This is
correct, and even Dr. Parkhurst, with
the immense amount of good work ho
has done, at times has gone to extremes
in his enthusiasm that have caused a
distinct reaction. The trouble, Bishop
Andrews says, is that “there will be a
great many weaklings over the country
endeavoring to imitate him.” This is
already in evidence. And nothing could
be more disastrous to the legitimate in-
fluence of the clergy in their high call-
ing. Suppose the Parkhurst plan of
operations from start to finish, includ-
ing the detective business, should be-
come a rule of ministerial conduct, the
churches would soon degenerate into
political clubs, antagonizing each other
in noisy and profitless debate on the
concerns of the every-day world.
When ministers undertake the dis-
cussion of political and economic ques-
tions, the Methodist bishop says, they
“ought to be very modest and conver-
vative.”” But the reverse is generally
the case, for they are aptto speak on
such questions in the same ‘by au-
thority”’ way they very properly dis-
cuss matters of morals and faith. That
is the bent of their minds: Within the
last year we have read sermons deliver-
ed on the tariff, strikes, the relations of
capital and labor, as well as the di-
plomacy of the government, that were
absurdly deficient in common sense and
correct knowledge. If the privilege of
free debate had been allowed they would
have been riddled in a way that would
probably have put an end to the intru-
sion of such topics in the pulpit. But
that was not permissible, and the crude
declarations went forth with the sanc-
tion of pulpit authority. Some ill-in-
tormed people were deceived, but the
better informed would naturally leave
the house of worship with a very con-
temptible opinion of the whole proceed-
ing and of the capacity or honesty of the
clerical campaigners,
There are times when the moralities
and purity of society are involved in
local administration, and then there is a
propriety in the pulpit taking part in
advocacy of reform and exposing offi-
cial evil-doers, but this is very different
from making the pulpit a rostrum to
discuss principles of government, ard
national or state policies, on which the
best of men always have differed and
always will differ. But even as to
local abuses great caution must be ex»
ercised, fof ministers of a class are more
easily misled as to essential facts than
any other of the learned professions. As
Bishop Andrews puts it, their mission
is “to build up Christian men’ who can
be trusted to settle the questions of
politics and government.
The Wheat Surplus.
According to the market report the
surplus of wheat in this country to-day
is 79,000,000 bushels. It would be a
nice question for those who study so-
cial problems how long the surplus
would last if the government would
seize and operate the lines of traanspor-
tation so that it could be laid down at
the doors of those who are now practi-
cally prohibited from consuming it.
Upon the basis of miller’s exchange
each bushel of this wheat can be ex-
changed for 364 pounds of flour and
each pound of flour will produce one
and one fourth pounds of bread. The
calculation will show that it would
produce 4,425,625,000 loaves of bread.
If it were all consumed in the form of
bread alone each man would consume
an average of two loaves of baker's
size per day. Taking out of our popu-
lation of 60,000,000 one-fourth for
would be left a population of 45,000,-
000 to consume this bread at the rate
of two loaves per day, each, or 90,000,
000 loaves per day for the whole. In
fitty days or less than two months a
good feed on white bread would con-
sume it all. In view of this ecalcula-
tion, what folly it is to contend that
this surplus should demoralize all
prices, destroy all values and paralyze
all energies !
——A journal devoted to men’s
fashions today tells all about the styles
to come with the springtime. For
semi-formal attire the cutaway coat
will displace the frock, which is still
the formal thing, however. In collars
the poke, very high in front and pro-
trading to the very point of the chin,
will be the proper caper. There will
be room with a lightly-tied (our-in-
hand. Plaid trousers will go with a
vicuna cutaway or a plain black frock.
The new spring topper is called the
“Covert,” and will be rather loose in
front and a trifle longer than last sea.
son. Colored shirts, with cuffs attach-
ed and a white collar, will have up-
and-down stripes to be in style. Nar-
row four-in-hand ties are just right for
close students of style. While all the
above foolishness mainly interests the
makers of the garments and the dressy
fellows who have the price, such
changes in cut and cloth also mean
that the weaver and the stitcher will
not be thrown out of work so long as
fashion hasa cinch on its wealthy
Old Glory.
General Miles at & dinner party in
this city surprised the guests by re-
minding them—a fact little popularly
known by the way—that the flag of
the Union is older than that of any
other now used by any other uation.
The French tricolor is antedated by
[ the stars and stripes a few years, and
the British union jack as now flnown
came a little later. All other national
flags have been modified to their pree-
ent unfurling even after that period.
Then what bird is older of creation
and faller of longevity than the eagle ?
It there be any let him scream.—New
York Mercury.
——He who trusts to luck will soon
- find his own credit gone
Coldest Place on Earth,
The Air Is so Frosty That it Hurts to Breathe.
The word ‘‘Arctic’”’ has been very
much in evidence during the cold weath-
er of the last few weeks, and perhaps
there are those who imagine that it
could hardly be colder at the North
Pole than it has been in England late-
ly. To them the following facts and
figures may be interesting. The coldest
inhabited spot on earth is the little town
of Werchojansk, in Siberia, which is
situated 67 degrees 34 minutes N. lati-
tude, 133 degrees 561 minutes E. long-
itude. The lowest temperature observed
there is—90.4 degrees F. The average
temperature for January is—63.4 de-
grees I. ; Tebruary—50.8 degrees F. ;
March—18,4 degrees F. ; April—3.2 de-
grees I. ; May, 32 degrees F.; June,
50 degrees F. ; July, 57.2 degrees F.;
August, 42.8 degrees F. ;* September,
28.4 degrees F. ; October—4 degrees F. ;
November,—40 degrees F. ; December,
—58 degrees F.
The terrible cold which prevails in
Eastern Siberia is, fortunately, not ac-
companied by wind, for otherwise no
human being could exist there. The
minimum tem perature at Jakutsk is
—179.6 degrees F.; and at Ustjansk
—68.2 degrees F., and during the whole
month of January the thermometer
never reaches the height of 1.4 degrees
F. The Winters are extraordinary dry
in this region.
The lowness ot temperature is due to
the fact that Eastern Siberia is not in-
fluenced by oceanic depressions, and a
very high atmospheric pressure, with
calm, clear weather and a dry atmos-
phere, prevails. In this way the warm
air currents are aided in their escape,
while the high mountain ranges in the
south and east tend to imprison the
masses of cold aj,
Hedenstrom and Wrangell have pub-
lished very remarkable reports on the
effect of the cold upon the living organ-
ism in Siberia. If the temperature
sinks to—40 degrees F., every breath
that is drawn causes pain 1n the chest and
lungs. Old tree-trunks burst with the
frost ; rocks are shattered with a noise
like thunder ; and deep chasms form in
the ground, from which streams of water
rush steaming, only to be turned into
ice the next moment.
ES ———
Tuberculosis Bulletin.
Fears of the Public in Regard to the Milk Supe
ply are Allayed.
The agricultural experiment station
of The Pennsylvania State College is is-
suing a bulletin on “Tuberculosis” by
Dr. Leonard Pearson. The bulletin
says the view held by some theorists
that tuberculosis can he caused by tu-
berculin is entirely disproved, because
all cattle tested have remained healthy.
The bulletin shows that the tubercu-
lin test is the most accurate method of
diagnosing tuberculosis of cattle, and
discusses some of the objections that
have been made to it. One of these is
in relation to the likelihood of its caus.
ing tuberculosis in healthy animals,
This was shown to be impossible. The
effect of tuberculin on the quantity of
milk is found to be insignificant, and
there is no perceptible diminution ex-
cept where the animal is diseased.
The likelihood of spreading tuber-
culosis in an animal already diseased
at the time of the test is declared to be
80 very slight that in practice it may
be ignored. The tendency of tuber-
culin is rather to heal the disease, al-
though it rarely cures it, than to make
it more severe. The bulletin does much
to allay the fears of the public in re-
gard to the milk supply, because it is
stated that tuberculous cattle are by
no means so numerous as has been
frequently represented.
Death of a Famous Dressm aker.
Worth, the famous dressmaker of
Paris, is dead.
Charles Frederick Worth, the most
celebrated of all Parisian dressmakers,
was, singulariv enough, a native ot
England, but the only queen in all Eu-
rope who never ordered a toilette from
him is the one of whom he was born a
subject. He was born at Bourne, in
Lincolnshire, in 1825. His father was
a solicitor with a good private fortune,
which he lost in speculation. At the
age of 13 young Worth went to the
great dry goods house of Swan &
Edgar, io London, and remained there
for seven years, during which time he
did all the work of an ordinary ap-
prentice. In this large establishment
he developed and pertected his appre-
ciation of the productions of the French
milliners and dressmakers.
After Worth went to Paris he was
em ployed for twelve years in a silk
house, after which he started * business
for himeel fand his artistic taste soon
made him the autocrat of dress in the
world of fashion.
Pennsylvania Railroad’s Second Tour
to “The Golden Gate,”
The large number of people who
have leisure, and the growing desire of
Americans to see the wonders of their
native land, are the principal agencies
in advancing a healthy sentiment in
favor of travel.
The Pennsylvania Railroad Com-
pany's personally-conducted tours to
California will be conducted in all re-
spects as those of preceding years,
with some added advantages, which
cannot fail to attract the attention and
enlist the interest of the tourist.
In addition to the high-grade ac-
commodations and entertainment in
transit, the Pennsylvania tourists are
treated with the same liberality where-
ever the journey is broken. The
choicest rooms in the leading hotels
are alway reserved for their use, for
which regular rates are paid, so that
the guess, although members of a
large party, enjoy all the privileges of
individuals who may have made their
own selections.
The second tour in the 1895 series to
the Golden Gate, will leave New York
and Philadelphia May 16, 1895.
Detailed itinerary will be sent on
application to Tourist Agent, 1196
Broadway, New York or Room 411,
Broad Street Station, Philadelphia.
40-10 3t
For and About Women.
The establishment of full woman suf-
frage in South Australia is in some re-
spects the greatest triumph ever gained
forthe cause. It establishes woman’s
freedom over 916,000 square miles of
territory—a region larger than all the
United States east ot the Mississippi
river. 1tis a country destined to be-
come densely populated by the Anglo-
Saxon race, and to dominate the South-
ern hemisphere, the Australia corres-
pondent of the ‘Congregationalist”
writes concerning the extension of suf-
frage to women in that country : “When
South Australia falls into line with
New Zealand in this matter and of our
Australasian population of nearly 4,-
000,000 about a fourth will be under
‘adult suffrage,’ it needs no great gift of
prophecy to foretell the speedy estab-
lishment of the same order of things in
the other three-fourths,
Trimming, asa rule, is puton up
and down and not round and round.
Some skirts have a narrow band of some
kind of trimming at or near the bottom,
but the preferable way is to have a strip
running down the side. A very pretty
black dress which had but little trim-
ming was enlivened by a strip of black
satin ribbon spangled with blue sequins
which reached from the waist down one
side of the front, ending in two flat loops
at the bottom. There is a great deal of
this style of trimming displayed now.
White satin ribbon spangled with blue
and green is the favorite for light dresses.
A tan crepon was ornamented in this
way with white ribbon and blue sequins.
A pearl trimming fashioned in wing-
like pieces would make a pretty finish
for a bodice,
Even parasols are spangled. A white
silk one with a two-inch band of gold-
colored sequins inserted near the edge
will meke a brilliant showing in the
summer sun. Strips of lace insertion are
cheaper and perhaps more appropriate
for summer wear than the heavier jet
trimmings. The heavier lace is being
used now for the early spring dresses.
One shown is of =a suede
cloth, with trimming of cream lace. The
insertion is put on in varying lengths at
the bottom of the skirt. The bodice
bas a shirt front bordered with lace.
A summer wardrobe will not be com-
Piste without a Marie Antoinette fichu.
hey are made of white muslin with
fine close polka dots of pale pink or
blue, and have deep double ruffles of
muslin and three-inch yellow lace. They
are worn on wool or cotton gowns, pass-
ed about the shoulders in soft folds, low
down, making a yoke effect in the back,
brought straight over the shoulders, and
held on each side of the bust by knots
of butter-colored ribbon. From these
bows the fichu is carried to the waist
line and tied in a loose knot, with ends
falling way down in the front of the
Blouse bodices prevail even on ball-
dresses. There is a general approval of
puffings, or of what, for a better name,
may be styled pouches, falling over the
waist-band. Box-plaits, in the Norfolk
jacket style, have the effect of giving ap-
parent slenderness to the waist, encircled
by a belt of satin or velvet, whether
worn plain or as a draped ceinture,
which probably accounts for their popu-
larity. As to the length of the waist
opinions are divided. With a natural-
ly short waist it is best to choose a style
that seems to lengthen it, such as a
corselet coming below the waist, points,
or trimmings set length-ways. Pointed
bodices are flattering to the figure and
improve the appearance of persons with
large hips. With a long waist, on the
contrary, it is best to wear a bodice that
slips inside the skirt, which is topped by
a belt with a large knot to one side.
Embroidery in silk on materials of the
same color, as we noted long ago, has
been revived in Paris, yet meets so far
with but partial success, though it is
predicted that this form of ornamenta-
tion will be much used during the sum-
mer, when fringes and frayed-out rib-
bons and ruchiugs of all sorts are ex-
pected to have a considerable vogue.
The long-haired Mongolian fur, so
much worn during the cold season, gave
an impetus to these frayed edges, and
indicated the lines on which the fashion
might be expected to advance.
At the funeral services of Mrs. Davis,
of California, the wife of a well known
railroad man, the unusual spectacle was
presented of & woman conducting the
services. Mrs. Sarah B. Cooper, founder
of the San Francisco kindergartens, de-
livered an address and read the burial
services, according to the last request of
the dead. Mrs. Cooper paid an elo-
quent tribute to the woman who had
aided for years in her charitable work.
There is a tendency to revive the
basque in street costumes, in which case
the long coat will be out of a mission
with its wasp waist and flaring collar
and sleeves. The new basque is a modi-
fication of the old style. It has five
seams in the back, and is sprung over
the hips in curving seams. In front it
is buttoned diagonally and can have
either one or two rows ot buttons. The
high curate’s collar is close fitting. The
sleeves are large and are shaped by the
inside seam, with full pleats from the
shoulder, where they are gathered in,
fitting the forearm and waist closely.
This is a jaunty coat-basque, which does
away with the necessity of a wrap. Its
length over the edge of tne waist is only
a few inches.
Don’t wear a hat too young unless
you wish to look old. A sailor hat can
be.confidently recommended as calculat-
ed to make any mature woman look
like a grandmother.
Don’t wear a bang bigger than the
moment's fashion justifies it you don’t
wish to look hopelessly vulgar. It isa
general law that you can always doa
simpler thing than the fashion with
safety, but to be fussier than the fashion
is to be lost to good taste and dead in
vulgarity and commonness.
Don’t wear your clothes tight if you
are too fat,
Don’t cut yourself in two near the
knees with a coat that strikes you about
there if you are a short woman. Noth-
ing detracts more from an appearance of
Don’t forget in arranging your bead-
gear that the effect of the modern varia-
tions of the Alsatian bow depends alto-
gether in fine shades in placing it. You
can have horns growing horizontally out
of your temples and feel fashionable, but
vou will 4 crazy and ugly.