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IHOME, SWEET HOME.
The Inborn Craving of Children for
Love, Pleasure and Beauty.
SHIRLEY DAEE'S HINT TO PARENTS
ffiack of Family Affection Makes Half 'the
A CHILD'S DREAD OF THE DAEKNESS.
rvntiTTXs rem the DisrATcn.1
HOW" shall I make
my children feel I
am their best friend?
asks a parent softly,
talking through the
twilight, which is
kind to betrayals of
the heart. Of the two
great affections of hu
man nature, that of
the parent is, oat of
sight, the most pro
found, most con
straining and de
lightful, if ever so
Ksmall satisfation is its reward. The best
alove comes last, voung people, though you
find it hard to receive this. Something
amakes no to the middle-aged for the hours
is of anxiety, midnight care and dints on the
fbrow. That something is to find the rose
fjcolored cheek of youth hovering around
gthem, a ringing voice making sport and pro
'?jects in their presence, and iresh lips laid
f upon the seared forehead -which smooths out
S. at the touch.
A pabest's atfectiox.
There is no use telling you girls and boys,
! ihat never will friend or lover hang upon
your footsteps, or ieel for you to the core
as any half-way good father or mother dote
Jvupon their own, for you could not under
stand it. Ton can't, until you are in the
, grays and forties yourselves, and as a sud
', 'den reminder thick "just so my father used
t, to act" "my own mother went through this"
' J .nn -.ll l-..ftnr trlit. fnfTAaronil rn 1hr
part of us elders seems all too little in re
membrance of the perpetual forgiveness
" shown our youth. Forgiveness! Itwas the
' fullness of affection, always flowing and
washing away mistakes and wrongdoing,
seeing good where others saw none, and
with its silent energy constraining us to re
'' turn to sale ways ere shipwreck irretrieva-'
.ble. Ton may break our hearts, young ones,
before we can get over that.
But many parents are so gifted at conceal
ing what they really feel for their children,
and other few are so poorly constituted as to
feel little anyhow. A careful young clergy
man wrote me lately in sad bewilderment
that "there seemed a great lack of family
affection in the world," and I could only
say to myself, 'tHave you lived 30
i years and only just found that out?" The
, want of affection makes half the crime in
the world possible, and the neglect of show
ing affection leads perilously near the rest.
;; If we are our children's best friends, and
"who dare say we are not, with all our short
coming it is hard if they cannot have the
" comfort of knowing and believing in it.
A PRETTY MOTHER.
Taking lesser things first, I think parents
ought to keep vouncer for the sake of their
children. A boy likes a stalwart, active
father who gets off a hearty jest, and can
'take a throw at ball oran oar with zest, and
likes him all the better if the parental hair
y'is cut and beard trimmed like. a gentleman's,
becomingly. I well remember the satisfac
. tion it gave me at 10 years old to find that
my studious, close-shaved father, in a sum
mer Tacation, could grow moustaches and
r whiskers in quite a genteel fashion. It was
deep delight also to find that he could and
did write blank verse for a lady's album, his
pursuits and interest had always seemed so
apart from those of ordinary folk.
I used to crave to see my" mother wear a
flower in her soft hair and one at her throat
would have set me in love with her com
pletely. As it was my feeling was the
usual matter of course attachment rather
than a new and positive delight till I was
older. Now I know a -boy who breaks out
occasionally telling his mother his satis
faction that she "doesn't look wrinkled and
cross as other mothers do," and begs she
, will "fix up, look stylish and pretty, and
-sot seem old like the rest of women."
children's love of beauty.
k Children as well as men relish a certain
light And flowery style of dress in the women
at home, and the mother may be absolved
approvingly who puts cold cream on her
face to ward off wrinkles, and pins roses on
her hair to please the eye of her own son,
even with the frost of a half century in her
hair. Children hate to see their parents
grow old, and we owe it to keep young and
companionable for them as long as wc can.
Don't think it beneath you or out of place,
fmy dear madam, to dress up in that fresh
i spring costume, with all the demi-toilette
1 elegance of a ruffled muslin parasol, plenty
of flowers, and discreet ribbons with a dash
of scent all the finery that children love,
and stroll by the baseball field where your
It gives a lad a shock of delight to find
his mother, actually his own mother, is just
as good looking and well-dressed as "the
srest of -them." Privately he feels that you
are & great deal better looking than the
ether fellows' mothers, and if anything
Jkeeps a woman's youth sweeter than such
fincense from her own, it has yet to be
known. One must play the lover to one's
.children, put out one's prettiest airs and
.graceSj air one's best wit and keenest ob
'srvation for them, and oh! the purchase it
(gives the parent and home over worse asso
ciations when they go abroad.
J ' A SAFEGUARD.
"Tbe girls who have had a watchful, gal
'lant, tender father to use shrewd wit for
Jthem, and give them the shelter of a strong,
jkindly firm, are not the prey of a smooth
tongne and artificial love-making from
'.worthless dudes. The boys who have
ihad mothers of warm feelings and keen per
ceptions, sharp sighted as they were fond,
'and devoted as they were acute, are hardly
?io ready to surrender to the wiles of design
ing women inside or ont of the social pale.
WWhen the coquette's lips are on a boy's fore
fhead he will miss the warm, magnetic touch
itbat comes only from hearts wholly unsel
fish and passionately fond as bright mother's
'Ere. The bandied jests and pert repartee of
"small actresses and intrigantes will sound
stale to a lad used to toe lresh, gay humor
Sf a kindly home.
SJjtFor heaven's sake, parents, study to give
fyour children at least easy conversation and
(rood manners at home that tbey need not be
Selplessly carried away by thespcll of the first
adventurer with a smooth tougue and veneer
f politeness. One sees in so many neighbor
"hoods whole circles hopelessly captivated by
Social frauds, whose entire stock in trade is
mooth manners and good expression. The
great humbugs and defaulters seldom have
anything more on which to extort the confi
dence of entire communities, and the reason
Srhy they are so successful is not that they
ire overgifted, bnt that the majority of
homes are sadly lacking in courtesies and
gk BEAUTIFX THE HOME.
Here let me hint that taste goes farther
Jin money in remedving this delect. You
Wiay nt be ae t0 afford pictures and new
carpets end inrniture, but you can 11 the
Windows wih house plauis, and keep a few
pets, which breed care and kindness in
their young owners. Don't complain the
Bog is in the way, or grudge the seed bill
for,th5 canary, or room for the white mice,
forthese things teach the children affection.
Mid keep them generously human. A child
brought up in a home without these is de-Muded.
I recall tie child who used to come home
from his playfellows' houses, 'bright with
chrysanthemums, and watched by some dig
nified, devoted dog, when the trill of a pet
bird rang out between the games, and enter
ing his own, staid, well-kept home, ask
piteously of his mother, "Why can't we
have flowers and birds like other folks?"
"They are too much care," was always the
answer, and the poor little lite grew up
starved for want of pretty thintrs, a cross,
unlovely child and youth. "When means
came to his hands, however, w spend for
his naturally good tastes, the change was
notable in Ins looks and disposition. The
soured face reflected somethingof the beauty
with which he surrounded himself, the arch
of the brow lifted, 4he eye beamed and ex
panded, graciousness taking the place of
DOU'T HAMPER CHIIIDHEK.
Xou cannot put human nature under con
tinual strain and denial to have any health
or beauty from it least of all in a child.
Hamper children, cross their personal
likings only when imperative. If possible,
make theirlikings yonrown, so far that you
cross your own pleasure in crossing theirs,
and let them see that you do. If the girl
sets her heart on a blue and gold Longfel
low edition in place of the while vellum yon
prefer, grant her choice graciously, and let
the boy wear high-colored neckties in his
teens, when crude color delights his un
tamed eye. They will get ocr these in
accuracies of taste soon, but they will not
get over their confidence in the love that
was indulgent of their whims.
To this day I keep enough of childish
feeling that I can bear a knock-down of
Fate very much better than the disregard
of a whim by a friend. About the reasona
ble age of 10 years, I wanted to have a rustic
basket of plants on the grass plot, a modest
wish which home authority forbade for no
earthly reason I can yet see, than that it
was easier to say no to a request than yes.
The birthday party, which cost work and
money, gave me no pleasure worth remem
bering, whlie the flowerbed, which would
only have cost my own efiort, was a denial
whose smart is hardly dead to-day.
A child's taste.
Twenty years later a friend was buying
the same child a volume of Browning lor a
birthdav present. For association.'s sake I
wanted the old Ticknor and Field's edition,
but with the usual perversity of friends, a
better one .was given, which is anybody's
who wants it It never has been any pleas
ure to me. These little things throw a flood
of lipht on children's feelintrs. whose life is
made up of little things, and show why
manv a generous parent and sincere lover
fail of getting a real hold on the children
or the woman they would die to serve.
More perception, more self-denial is
needed to adjust oneself to the slight prefer
ence of those beloved than to die for them,
and on this princirle the highest authority
tells us that "obedience is better than sacri
fice." Parents need to be convinced that
children's likings and whims are not with
out .reason in the nature of the child.
He has dreamed over the idea, it has woven
itself into varied wants and dressed itself in
a dozen inviting situations, which you can
realize or shatter with a word. Be adamant,
regretful, adamant when you must deny,
but grant a child's wish whenever you can
consistently, as old folks say.
Parents miss a fast link to a child's heart
when by preoccupation or carelessness they
lose the chance of sheltering him from
frights and griefs. Children suffer terribly
from imaginary fears when alone in the
dark, and the cruelty which laughs at
them, or turns them over to their terrors un
feeling, is never forgotten. Never to show
them anything frightful, in nature or art,
should be one of the canons of a family.
The way their fancy reduplicates anything
horrifying is akin to delirium.
"When 10 years old I was taken to a show
of snakes, a huge black cobra, a wicked,
gliding anaconda, and several dozen smaller
ones in cages. They had a chill facination,
and for weeks afterward I was nevpr alone
in the house or going to sleep that the place
did not seem swarming with serpents, huge,
writhing, closing upon me, a horror endured
in silence with sweat starting over me, till
I would timidlr ask mv mother to bring
me a drink of water, and so break the spell.
I never spoke of the dread which consumed
me, children seldom do, and that is why
parents should be very careful to notice the
slichtest sign of timidity or alarm.
It is useless to force children through
things thev are afraid of till reason is well
established. Half an hour's stern insist
ance, spite of my tears and struggles, once
compelled me to go under a trellised arch,
swarming with cankerworms on the vine.
It was considered a good way to break me
of a eirl's horror of worms, and I was
dragged through, shuddering, bathed in
sweat, and so prostrated as to be sent at
once to bed. I hate cankerworms and all
creeping things to this day.
Still, with the fatuous drift of humanity,
experience did not hinder me when older
from taking a delicate child of 6 to see Mrs.
Spencer's large painting of "Good Tri
umphing Over Evil," an angel fighting with
a dragon, drawn with all the power cf that
strange genius. The child grew pale and
clung to me, asked at last in a hushed
voice to be taken away, and was nearly
delirious that night with the vision of the
snake with the fiend's eyes hovering
about his bed. His mother had a sad
time till the small hours with him,
and never scolded me half as I deserved for
the ignorant folly. The children's maga
zines publish diabolical pictures sometimes
which never ought to meet a child's eye.
Some years ago a leading monthly had a
story of ogres and ciants illustrated with
such horrible power, that indignant mothers
firotested forcibly against pictures which
eft their children "unable to sleep with
One must think forever kindly of Cole
ridge quitting the society of Southey and
"Wordsworth in the library to sit by the bed
of his nervous little Sara, telling stories till
she got over her terrors of the dark. His
wife, who seems a queer sort of a mother,
treated the child's dread of the dark as folly
not to be countenanced, and she had endured
her nightly terrors for months, till her
father came home and ordered a night lamp
for her to sleep by, a kindness she registers
adoringly in memorials, written the last
years of her life for her own children. Such
consideration knits the heart of the child to
its parent, such tenderness will glow again
in them for us through life and when we
are dust. Shirley Dare.
An Expensive Cordial,
"Is it not pleasant," said a Massachu
setts Congressman yesterday, "to see the en
tente coruiale that exists between Colonel
Lamont and Colonel Halford?"
"Y-y-yes," replied the Arkansas member,
dubiously, "but I don't see how private
secretaries can afford such luxuries when
we Congressmen can't go anything higher
priced than plain red iiquor.
A Bid (or Future Comfort.
Little Peter Fraycdback Say, boss! that's
my mother over there buying slippers.
Little Peter You tell her that ones made
of worsted with padded soles is th' most
stylish, an' von gets a free ticket to our
fTlHE .B60T.S 63KD
next injnn snow,
A HOUSEJOLB TRUST
Suggested by Bessie Bramble to Solve
the Great Problem.
IS HOUSEKEEPING A FAILURE?
Women to be Educated in the Science of
HOW TO MAKE THEIR HOMES HAPPY
rWEITTES TOE THE DISPATCH. J
EFOEE the momen
tous question of "Is
Marriage a Failure"
has been in any way
there comes up the
next door problem,
"Is Housekeeping a
Failure?" As be
tween a cozy, pleas
ant, home of one's
own, and a boarding
house, the noes have
it unmistakably, but
when compared with
the ideal condition of life, it will be ad
mitted that housekeeping is a failure to a
larger degree than is perhaps generally
known or admitted. If housekeeping as
managed by the average housewife is so
economically, carefully and effectively ad
ministered that it pay's the expected divi
dends in comfort, health and happiness it is
a success, but when conducted in
a shiftless, careless, extravagant
style that exhausts the pocket,
disturbs all peace of mind and
ruins home comforts, then it is manifestly
a failure destructive of domestic bliss and
deficient in the virtues that sustain the best
interests of marriage.
It is hard to see the rights of the case.
Girls are being continually preached to
that their business in life the end of their
existence is to marry,and keep a house.and
rear a family, but up to the day when they
assume such responsibility they are, by large
majority, engaged in some other calling.
They are filling places in stores.offices.facto
ries and mills. They are employed in dress
making, millinery, teaching and other pur
suits in which they have exhibited great
dexterity, tact, and adataption.
Marriage is a state of life to which they
expect to be called they fancy it a dream
of felicity in which they long to take part
but of the housekeeping that goes with it
they know very little they are not familiar
with its requirements, and they, very likely,
have neither the taste nor ability that com
mand success in its pursuance. If by some
method of prescience or medium of spiritual
manifestation they could see the life of a
housekeeper laid out before them they would
be very likely to shrink from it with horror
and disgust. But in the absence of knowl
edge and the blindness of faith they enter
in, and blunder all their lives long, unless
by wisdom of experience, adaptation and
absolute determination they decide to
master their problem and make their lives
sublime by martyrdom and sacrifice to the
BORN NOT HADE.
For housekeepers who are an eminent suc
cess like poets are born not made. In a
training school for nurses, it is the testi
mony of the authorities, that they can train
almost any woman into a moderately effi
cient nurse, but the real ones, the ideal
ones, the treasures, are born and not made.
Training added to their natural skill, in
struction snarpeneu meir luuaie capacity,
and knowledge made more available their
genuis, for the work, but it was their in
nate capacity and power aided by intelli
gence that made their eminence in theirpro
fession. The same is true of teachers. All
educated persons can perhaps teach after a
fashion, but those eminent are those whose
abilities are most adapted to the business
and find it the best field for their exertions.
The same is true of preachers, of doc
tors, of lawyers. All men might be edu
cated and trained to take' their places
in such professions in some sort of way,
but only those fitted by nature and
inborn tastes for such pursuits achieve
eminence and success. Poets are born, not
made. All the teachings of the schools can
not produce a Homer, a Dante, a Shake
speare, a Milton, a Byron, a Robert Burns
or a Tennyson. Oxford and Cambridge and
Yale and Harvard combined, with all their
prestige of learning and skill in teaching,
cannot put brains into a clod, or fire the
soul of a puttyhead, or furnish the divine
spark for even their most favored pupils.
WOULD CROWD JAY GOULD.
Business ability, long headedness, and
foresightedness in speculation are not
taught in brokers' offices or stock exchanges
else all, or most, would be equally smart
and capable of amassing millions and be
coming Jay Goulds or Hetty Greens.
The same maybe said of housekeepers.
Those who are a success in good housekeep
ing have the inborn gift. They are possessed
of the capacity for a mastery of its problems,
the mind to puzzle out its perplexities, the
power to conquer its difficulties cross its
mountains, and tunnel or surmount its
rocks. Every woman and likely every
man can learn to keep house aftera fashion
just as every man can hew wood and draw
water and "make garden and run a farm or
factory, in some sort of way. But only few
women succeed as eminent housekeepers, as
inspired cooks, as efficient heads of home
administration, as great masters of domestic
As, through the progress of civilization,
housekeeping grows more complex, it be
comes a more difficult problem for the aver
age woman. When, a century aeo, our
first families lived in a cabin with one
-room and a loft, and ate their food from
wooden bowls, housekeeping was a simple
affair, though even then the housekeepers
with faculty who were forehanded and fore
sighted had a reputation beyond the com
mon. But now the way of living imposes
such heavy burdens upon housekeepers that
to simplify housekeeping is the thing most
urgently demanded, and there is a constant
call for knowledge by which its loads may
be lightened. The foremothers are con
stantly held up to the women of to-day on
the score of the work they accomplished in
the way of weaving and spinning, in addition
to the other labors of the house, but what
was their housework as compared with that
of the middle-class homes of to-day.
NO USE FOE COOK. BOOKS.
Boiled cabbage and a dish of bacon served
I upon a slab of wood, with a luxurious tin
cup lor tne wnoie lamiiy to annK irom,
meant no such amount of "work as that con
nected with even a plain family dinner
nowadays, that is more luxurious in its ap
pointments, than that served upon kings'
tables in olden times by a- retinue of
The housekeepers of the present are
slaves to custom. Those with small incomes
aim to live exactly as do people with large
odes. They want as many frills - and as
much style as their neighbors, even if they
die in the struggle to keen up appearances.
A "boarding house" abused as it is has
in it the idea of housekeeping being in the
hands of those best adapted to it and most
capable of conducting it sucpesslully. We
have in our mind a woman who was a born
housekeeper. When thrown upon her own
resources by death and misfortune,she faced
poverty with courage. "I did not at first,"
she said, "know which way to turn to make
a living. The only thing I really knew
was housekeeping, so I took boarders."
And it may be said that hers vm the ideal
boarding house, or as near to it as is per
mitted to be in this world of imperfection.
She was a wholly competent manager. SIje
set up a table of such excellence in cooking
that no one could growl the- coffee was
superb, everything was daintily served
thelinen was spotless and fresh every day
the glass was without blemish and the
china, though not of the finest, was pretty
and tasty, and the-servants were trained to
attention and quick observation. The same
master hand and master eye were every
where throughout the house. No slattern
liness was tojerated the rule of first come
first served, was as the laws of the Medes
and Persians as a matter of course, it be
came A PRECIOUS PRIVILEGE
to dwell within that house. A list of names
ever waiting for vacancies or lucky turns
was on hand. With the utmost tact, with
nnvarvinc pood treatment of her gnests
with a heart full of sympathy for their
woes and crosses, she was a woman in a
With that woman as superintendent .of
the cuisine, a score of homes might have
been made happy a score of failures pre
vented a score of women or more set free
from work for which they were incompetent,
and able to turn their" hands to that for
which they were cut out by nature.
What is needed in housekeeping Is aii ap
plication of business rules and business
brains through which might be secured the
best results, and withal paying dividends,
at the least expenditure of capital and
muscle. Women as a class do not apply
their minds to their business, or they Would
long ago have reached some method of con
ducting housekeeping that would do away
with martyrdom. They would long ago
have discovered that an inscription on a
tombstone testifying to self-sacrifice and en
tire devotion to housework was not the
highest testimonial to common sense--that
leaving a family of children to the kindly
care of a stepmother was not the best indi
cation of regard for their welfare, or the
sweetest memorial of a mother's love.
Women by this time should knowenough.-i
oi meir pnysicai nature to appreciate me
value of health, vigor. and sound nerves as
essentials to happiness, not only for them
selves individually, but for all in their
It is no credit to a woman nowadays to
dig and delve, to uselessly waste their
efforts to economize and scrimp on them
selves for the benefit of those they so dearly
love. Such economy, such wear and tear,
such immolation of self lead only to the
grave, and of what benefit then are their
self-sacrifice, their martyrdom, when all
that remains is the sad memory of over
work, the waste of brain and body to no
appreciable end, but rather to the loss and
detriment of those bereft, who might have
been blessed with their love and compan
ionship. Honsekeeping nowadays is mostly mar
tyrdom, slow in most cases, but sure, if,
there is not income enough to mitigate its
direst features, and not sense enough to
throw off the yoke of society's most urgent
and rigorous demands.Wheu a young couple
go to housekeeping with all things bright
abont them, and doing the necessary house
work, is up to the limit of a wife's physical
powers without taxing them too strongly,
the world is blissful marriage is an insti
tution that tails in the highest desires and
noblest ideals, but the cares and trials of
maternity come, and then with the cradle
and the houses as things now go the
strain of overwork begins, especially if the
income is limited and the struggle to make
both ends meet is hard. In "such case,
either the house or the children have to suf
fer from neglect usually the latter. The
wife grows discouraged by her inability to
achieve impossibilities, ana becomes nervous
The measure of her powers falls far short
of ihe tax imposed, and in the vain effort to
keep up, she loses health, strength, youth,
and becomes a peevish invalid, a cross and
cranky housewife, whose ways and notions
banish comfort from the fireside, while the
worries and cares and incessant aggrava
tions of daily toil beyond the limit of endur
ance, tend to break down the constitution
and destroy the. vital forces, so that death is
welcomed as a refuge, and rest from the un
equal struggle. This is not a fancy picture
but an everyday, reality. No one with an
observing eye or thoughtful mind can fail
to see the testimony in the faces ot women
in the streets, the highways, in the churches,
the cars, the receptions, and wherever
women are found.
One of the worst features of housekeeping
is to be found in the incapacity of domestic
service. No more incompetent, exasperat
ing, soul-harrowing human being is to be
found on earth than the average maid of all
work, or the usual ignorant alleged aids to
housekeeping service. Most married
women should have their time tree to attend
to the morals and manners of their children,
but to run the house with such help as the
times afford would require the hundred eyes
of Argus, and the fitly heads and hundred
hands of Briarens. As things go now,
housekeeping is largely a failure. It fails
in providing the sweet home, the castle of
content, the bower of bliss that fnrnish a
theme for song and story, but is rarely a
A boarding house as at present conducted
does not provide a suitable or agreeable
alternative. It relieves from the care of
the butcher, the baker, and candlestick
maker it provides for the living expenses
at a certain fixed sum. It releases from the
worst drudgery, and takes away some of the
most tiresome features of housekeeping, but,
alas, it also takes away the freedom, the de
lightful aloneness, the sweet privacy of the
home. A boarding house puts a person al
ways on parade. His dress, his ways, his
manners, his hobbies, his weaknesses are
all on exhibition, and subject to the carping
criticisms of his fellows. In a boarding
house, with little or nothing to do, the ave
rage woman grows narrow and puerile and
inclined to sit in judgment on her fellows,
and gossip over small matters and putter
over bits of worK, that are little else than
ingenious methods of killing time.
But never nntil women become independ
ent, thinking beings, who understand their
business, and mean to make the most and
best of it, will the golden mean be reached.
They may growl till doomsday, bnt the
problem ot sweeter manners, purer laws and
brighter homes will not be solved until they
take hold for themselves and devise sucn
plan of relief, such way of living, as well as
provide tor the privacy, the comfort, the
sweetness of the ideal home by the accept
ance of such improvements as will do away
with the discomforts and drawbacks to
housekeeping. Apart from any sentiment
on the subject the matter oi economy will
justify a change.
THE PEOBLEM SOLVED.
In six houses it may be said six kitchen
fires are lighted an J .an equal amount of
luel wasted when one nre would do the
whole work required. Six cooks are em
ployed to do work which one or two at the
most could do. Six laundries and their
furnishings are put in action, where one
wonld do the wore ot all u property ar
ranged. These few items show the direction
that the simplification of housekeeping
must take. Persons skilled in cooking
should do family cooking skilled labor
should come in by the day and do family
work jnst as skilled labor goes to shops and
factories skilled and competent house
Keepers should have charge of, and
be responsible for, good cooking, good
household service just as foremen and gen
eral superintendents and head waiters and
section bosses are responsible in the work of
men. In organizdtiun'and co-operation. are
to be found the answer that housekeeping is
a failure. These constitute the woman's
problem, and must be solved by nineteenth
century brains. No' living woman can do
the work of a household, rear her children
with due regard to their best interests, and
keep up with the procession as it moves to
day. Something has to be left to suffer, and
it is usually the children and their mother.
What is needei is for women with brains to
take hold of this problem of housekeeping
and by organization, co-operation or"trusts,"
or something, reach a paying basis, a condi
tion of things that will make a housekeeper's
life worth living. Bessie Bramble.
Knew What lid Was Talking About.
Rochester l'08t: Express.
'There is nothing new under the sun,"
said Solomon, and it may be remembered
that old Sol was something of a paragraph
writer himself. ' '
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THE EYELE SOCIETY.
Lady Colin Campbell, Anrjle's Di
. yorced Danghter-in-Law,
01 THE SUFFERING LONDON POOR.
What tne late Prince Leopold Did for the
CONYEETING GRAYUIAFwDS IST0 PAEKS
rCOWUESrOSDENCT Or THE DISPATCH.!
No one who has ever
gone down into the
poorest quarters of our
great cities, can have
helped being struck by
the ugliness in the
midst of which the
toilers of the world
usually live. To them
the joy of beauty, as well as the joy of ex
istence, is a sealed book, a thing of which
they have no idea, and yet the want of
which has a very distinct effect on their
lives and ways of thought. The restfulness
of all true beauty is a thing no one can deny;
even the calming effect of certain colors on
disordered brains has been demonstrated by
recent experiments in the great Italian
asylums, and everyone can verify, from
one's own experience, how in some rooms
one feels soothed as soon as one enters, while
in others one feels a sense of irritation and
If this is the case, therefore, with us, who
are blessed not only with a sense and an
appreciation of beauty, but with the means
wherewith to gratify them, how much more
mustit be trueof those who toil all day long
in grime and dirt, in the midst of the whirl
of machinery, and the hopeless, depressing,
unloveliness of our great lactones?
But perhaps the factory porkers are not
thoie jrho are the most to'b'e pitied; for look
at the lives of the women who ply their
needles at home, often for 16, 18, and even
20 hours out of the 24, in order to gain the
veriest pittance wherewith to keep body
and soul togetherl The men working in the
factories have the distraction of each other's
companionship, and even the roar of ma
chinery tells of life and activity. But the
needlewoman plies her trade at home in a
garret where ugliness alone reigns supreme;
an ugliness which renders her loneliness
more acute, her work more depressing. And
yet even in such a garret, the human be
ing's unconscious thirst for life and beauty
ot some kind is betrayed by the miserable
little plant in the window, a starveling
geranium, or a muskplant, and some cheap
Christmas, card on the wall. Even the
burial certificate of some relation is looked
upon in the light of an ornament, and is
carefully framed and hung up on the wall,
where the eyes of the worker will rest upon
it, with an unconscious feeling of relief at
i anything that breaks the dead surface ever
It was to bring help to these poor broth
ers and sisters of ours and of toil that the
Kyrle Society was formed in 1877 by the
late Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany. At
the first-public meeting of the society, which
took place at Kensington on January 27,
1881, the objects for which it had been
founded were clearly explained. "To bring
beauty home to the poor" was the chief aim,
which was to be carried out by the follow
ing means: "To decorate by mural paint
ings, pictures, gifts of flowers, and other
means, workmen's clnbs, schools, and mis
sion rooms; to lay out as gardens any avail
able strips of waste ground, and to encour
age the cultivation of plants, not only in
windows but also in areas and back yards;
to organize a voluntary choir of singers to
give oratorios and concerts to the poor; to
co-operate as far as possible with the Na
tional Health Society in securing open-air
spaces in poor neighborhoods; and also in
investigating the question as to the possi
bility of preventing smoke fog."
GOSPEL OF BEAUTY,)
That a society with such aims and objects
had to endure a good deal of ridicule was to
a certain extent to be expected, and the
"Gospel according to Kyrle," and the
"moral regeneration by wall-papers," were
made the texts of a good many jokes at the
time. But the Society wisely took no heed
and continued on its way quietly, its mem
bers feeling pretty sure that they would not
long have to wait for their reward in the ap
preciation of the poor to whom they were
trying to present life under a new aspect.
They had to fight their way through many
difficulties, not the least of which was that
of inducing the public to take their efforts
au serieux. Another pitfall was the weed
ing out of the amateur painters, musicians
and general "decorators," who? faithful to
the old adage that "fools rush in where an
gels fear to tread," saw in the prospectus of
the Kyrle Society a glorious opportunity
wherewith to satisfy their vanity and occupy
their idle hours.
Sir Frederick Leighton gave the society
at the first meeting to which I have already
alluded, a most salutary warning on this
very subject. He reminded the meeting
that it was beauty the society proposed to
bring home to the poor, and he owned he
had felt a shudder go through him, when he
heard that all who painted were expected to
contribute. If it was beauty, he continued,
that was to be brought home to the poor, the
society must be carefnl not to flood them
with rubbish. And the warning was a wise
one, like most of the remarks that come
from the President of the Koyal Academy.
For a young society, egged on by its own
enthusiasm and by the numberless applica
tions that poured in upon it, might very
well have allowed itself to be carried away
on the pleA that it was better for the poor to
have pictorial rubbish rather than nothing
at all. Fortunately, however, 'the society,
backed by Sir Frederick Leighton's warn
ing, remembered that part of its mission
was to train that very love of beauty which
they were seeking to develop, and that, to
use a homely aphorism, it would be well to
begin as they meant to go on.
No less than 14 hospitals in London have
had their wards, decorated by the Kyrle
Society. And what an inexpressible com
fort these decorations are to the sick who
pass through those hospitals only those who
have any" real experience of the gaunt
melancholy-of an ordinary hospital ward,
with its rows of white beds and staring
white windows, can imagine. Close on 40
workmen's and girls' clubs, institutes and
homes, owe their decorations and the bright
ness that makes them so attractive to the
eyes of their tired members, to the ministra
tions of the Kyrle Society, while thelist of
parochial and mission rooms, which are
also indebted to the society,numbers over 30.
The decorations vary irom large frescos
and oil paintings, down to framed photo
graphs and chromos. For instance, the
Working Men's ClubatBatterseaisadorned
with six landscapes, painted especially for
the club, and framed in oak and gold. Sir
Arthur Clay (whose picture of a little girl
at last year's exhibition at the New Gallery
was one ot the best there) contributed "A
Deer Forest, Scotland," and the other five
landscapes, thnngh perhaps not quite up to
Sir Arthur Clay's high level, are still far
above the average of amateur work.
But the actual decoration of the halls and
homes ot the poor is' hut a fraction of the
useful work done by the society. Beauty
is a comprehensive term, and can be brought
to appeal to many more senses than that of
sight alone. The depicting of trees, flowers,
and such like objects in nature, is very well
as far as it goes, but for those whom the
Kyrle Society most wish to benefit the
reality i evei a greater boon, and it must
be owned that, in this direction, the good
done by the society is immense.
HUNGERING FOR NATUBB.
No one who has not been personally among
the coor ot such a great city as Lonaon. can
have any idea of the way they literally crave
for the sight of green trees, grass and flow
ers. The one "day in the country," which
most of the clergymen in the poor districts'
try andgive their parishioners once a year,
is a memory that remains actively present
with them, and one they never tire of recall
ing. Years after thev will be able to tell
you every single trifling incident of the
blessed glorious day when tbey saw green
fields, meadows in flower, and, greatest joy
of all, perhapi got a glimpse of the sea!
Many will bring home sods of turf, 05 roots
of common little ferns, which they will
plant in a pot and tend with a care such as
Mr. Chamberlain would even think super
flous to expend on a rare orchid.
No wonder, therefore,that the work of the
Kyrle Society in seizing hold of every strip
of open space they could lay their hands on
and transforming itinto a fair garden.where
children can play and where the tired men
and women can sit at rest after, or in the in
tervals of, their day's labor, under the
shade of trees and surrounded by the sight
and perfume of flowers, has been not only
one of the greatest blessings to the over
crowded and overworked population of
London, but has also been one of the most
reforming and civilizing influences which
has ever been brought to bear upon them.
We have Shakespeare's word for it, that
finding "tongues in trees, books in therun
ning brooks, sermons in stones," precedes
also finding "Good in everything," and the
mental relaxation which a working man
feels when he can sit and smoke his pipe on
a comfortable garden seat among trees and
flowers, must go far to make him more con
tented and satisfied with his lot.
OASES IN THE CITY'S DESEET.
The plan of annexing disused church
yards, and making them into gardens, has
been crowned with success. In many parts
ot London, an open space would be an im
possible thing to find, bnt everywhere there
are, or rather there used to be, those terrible
eyesores of damp neglected churchyards,
with rickety, tumble-down tombstones cov
ered with mildew. One by one these eye
sores to our metropolis are being improved
away, trim gardens, with smooth turf and
flower beds, are taking their place; the
desert is being made to blossom like the
rose;" and very soon it will, I hope, be im
possible to find a London churchyard such
as Dickens described in Bleak House, under
the name of Tom-all-Alones.
The lightening of the darkness of the lives
of the poor would not be complete if music
did not form a large part of the programme.
There are several societies in London whose
one aim it is to supply the poor with good
music. It is safe to say that there is room
for them all; for there is nothing that ap
peals more successfully than music to the
sympathies and feelings of our less fortu
nate brothers and sisters. Into their dark
colorless lives, the "set gray life and
apathetic end" of which Tennyson speaks,
music seems to come like the rainbow as a
promise of better things. It takes them ont
of themselves, it lifts them out of the sordid
unloveliness of -their surroundings, and not
only rejoices their hearts, bnt braces their
imaginations, and helps to give them a
touch of that enthusiasm without which the
lives of each one of us is but an empty shell
AN ANTIDOTE TO SOCIALISM.
The poor of our great cities always re
mind me ot a child who has been brought
up apart from other children, and who has
to be taken by the hand and literally taught
to play. Like such a child, the poor need
to be taught to enjoy themselves, to see the
loveliness of nature and of art.
The bitter struggle for existence has made
them blind, deaf and dumb to aught save
toil. But all work and no play not only
makes Jack a dull boy, but an ill-tempered
one into the bargain; and therefore such
work as that done by the Kyrle Society
should be looked upon, not only as being an
effort in the right direction on the part of
the rich to pay their debt to the poor, but
also as one of the best antidotes to the poison
ot Socialistic doctrines that show, of late
years, such a tendency to spread.
In the fair Tuscan "Gity of Flowers,"
Florence, there is a street called the "Borgo
degli Allegri," the "Street of the Joylul
Ones," and it received its name from the
fact that it was here that the people first
had the joy of seeing Cimabue's great
picture of the "Virgin and Child." They
were made joyful by the sight of beauty and
fervor in aft. The beauty came to them as
a revelation, the fervor was theirs already;
for those were the simple days of strong and
childlike beliefs. But though most of that
simplicity and lightheadedness have de
parted from the world, the consolations ot
beauty, whether in art or in nature, remain;
and to those who try "to the utmost of our
power" (to quote" the motto of the Kyrle
Society) to share those consolations with
their less fortunate brethren, all honor is
due for their .gallant efforts to lighten the
darkness of sorrow, misery and toil.
Gertrude E. Campbell.
How the Secretary Bade Els Bandar
School Class Good-Bjr.
E. W. Halford, the Private Secretary of
President-elect Harrison, has been most at
tentive to the calls of his church and zeal
ous in its Sunday school work. His Bible
class has been a noticeable one,and a Sunday
was rare when he was not there to give the
class the benefit of his thorough Biblical
knowledge. Yesterday be was with the class
for the last time, and at the close of the
exercises of the school, W. C. Yan Arsdel
of the Bible class read an expression of high
regard for the teacher and sorrow for the
parting. To this were added brief speeches
of esteem and affection by Captain Bitter,
John B. Connor, J. Hereth, W. T. Brown
and Dr. Ford. Mr. Halford responded, and
the emotion he felt now and then showed
the strong attachment that existed between
him and the school. At the close the beau
tiful hymn, "God be With Yon Till We
Meet Again," was sung. Mr. Halford, as
the school passed out, shook hands with
each member, receiving from him and her a
EC0ENTRIC GOVERNOR HILL.
Soma ot the Little Peculiarities of New
York's Chief Magistrate.
When he gets started he can write for
hours at a time, and it seemc a pleasure to
him. All he wants is to be let alone. He
will occasionally stop, take a walk around
his office, whistle a few notes of "Home,
Sweet Home," and other kindred airs, and
then sit down at his writing again. He
also possesses the faculty of conversing and
writing at the same time, and when he be
comes intensely interested in his writing, or
deeply absorbed, in a sudden inspiration or
sentiment, he will get up on his feet and
lean over his desk and continue his writing
with increased rapidity.
When he does this those around him
know it is the best policy to let him alone
until he sits.down again.
A Quick Lunch.
First Waiter Heah comes dat cuxt'mer
ob yourn whad's always In a hurry for a
san'wicher. , r
Second Waiter TJmpah! I see urn.
Customer Here you are! thanks!
Good day! Judge,
A FEATHERED AMY.
Training Carrier Pigeons for War
Purposes in the German Army.
THE WHITE-WINGED MESSENGERS
Taught to Find Their Way Home From
Every Capital in Europe.
A TERI IMPORTANT STATE SECRET
rwrnrrmr pob the dispatch.!
HAD frequently heard that
the German Government
were attempting to train the
carrier-pigeon for war pur
poses, bnt it was not nntil
last summer that I fonnd
out to what extent the
scheme had been developed
in the Fatherland.
While in Cologne on the morning of the
22nd of June, I was waiting for the express
train, which leaves the "City of Smells" at
noon for Berlin, I noticed a big wagon roll
into the station. The wagon was closed and
covered with paint of the national colors.
On each side of the vehicle, just above the
wheels, shone forth in large black and
white letters the inscription: "Vierte
Deutsche Tauben Station." (Fourth Ger-'
man Pigeon Station.) The wagon was ac
companied by several officials in the uni
form of the Prussian Infantry. Soon the
doors of the wagon were opened and I be
came aware that there were four large bas
kets of pigeons inside.
"Where are those pigeons being sent to?"
I asked one of the officials.
"To Hannover," he replied.
"My comrade here, Mr. Wolfenhagenv is
going along with them, and Jwhen he ar
rives with the pigeons in Hannover he sets
"But how is that? why do yon want to get
rid of them?"
"We do not want to get rid of any of
them. They are sent to Hannover and
then set free, because we want to find out
how many can find their way back to Co
logne by "themselves."
By the time the baskets with the pigeons
had all been unloaded, and they were placed
in a separate carriage near the end of the
train. As I was going to Hannover myself,
or at least a part of the way. I asked Mr.
Wolfenhagen whether it would be agreeable
to him to have me as a companion on his
journey. The young man acquiesced very
politely, and we both climbed into the car
riage along with the feathered travelers. In
another minute the signal for departure was
given, and we steamed over the new Bhine
bridge ont of Cologne, on our way to the
Northeast of Prussia.
"Since when has the Government started
to raise pigeons?" I now asked my com
panion. "For the last ten years, but never so ex
tensively as now. When the scheme was
first inaugurated it was only an experiment,
bnt during the last few years it has proved
so successfnl that the pigeon stations are
constantly improved, and the financial al
lowances are made more liberal than ever."
"But what is the real object of the Gov
ernment in cultivating these carrier
"They will be used for war purposes, and
I can assure you, if ever we nave another
war, the carrier pigeon will prove to be the
most efficient, reliable, sure and safe messen
ger of dispatches in the Government service.
If it will not weary you, I will tell you
something about the 'carrier-pigeon
service' in the German Government. It is
a very interesting subject to me, and it may
probably be entertaining to you while we
are traveling together.
"There are four carrier pigeon stations
established in Germany to-day,at Hannover,
at Breslau, at Berlin and at Cologne, with a
total number of jiearlylO.OOOcarrierpigeons.
Our station the one at Cologne is the
smallest, because we have only 2,000 pigeons.
Of course we have'a number that are quite
young and have no feathers yet. Those I do
not count. But those that are able to run
about and fly abont are divided in the fol
lowing manner: "First those who have
traveled 1,000 miles and over at one time,
then those who have traveled to a point
over 500 miles, then those who have returned
from a place 400 miles from Cologne, and
the last class, who have, been over a distance
of less than 250 miles."
"But what is the method of training yon
"A very simple one. So soon as the
young pigeons are able to feed themselves,
they are taken out of that part of our
pigeon house, which we call the breeding
house, and they are placed into the "juve
nile class." Here they run around as they
please, tney are iea on nemp seea most 01
Psoriaiis 5 years, covering face, head, and
entire body with while scabi. Skin red,
Itchy, and bleeding. Hair all gone. Spent
hundreds of dollars. Pronounced incur
able. Cured by Cuticura Remedies.
My disease (psoriasis) first broke out on my
left cheek, spreading across my nose, and al
most covering my face. It ran Into my eyes,
and the physician was afraid I would lose my
eyesight altogether. It spread all over my
head, and my hair all fell out, until I was en
tirely bald-headed: it then broke out on my
arms and shoulders, until my arms were just
one sore. It covered my entire body, my face,
head, and shoulders being the worst. The
white scabs fell constantly from my head,
shoulders, and arms; the skin would thicken
and be red and very Itchy, and wonld crack
and bleed If scratched. After spending hun
dreds of dollars, I was pronounced incurable.
I heard of the Cuticura Remedies, and
after using two bottles CUTictTKA Resolves t,
Li could see a change; and after I had taken four
bottles, I was almost cored; and when I nan
used six botftes of Cuticura Resolvent
and one box of Cuticura, and one cake of
Cuticura Soap, I was cured of the dreadful
disease from which I had suffered for five
years. I thought the. disease wonld leave a
very deep scar, but the Cuticura Remedies,
cured it without any soars. I cannot express
with a pen what I suffered before using the
Cuticura Remedies. They saved my life,
and I feel it my duty to recommend them.
My hair is restored as good as ever, and so is
my eyesight. I know of a nnmber of different
persons who have used the CuncuBA Reme
dies, and all have received great benefit from
their use. MRS. ROSA KELLY,
Rockwell City, Calhoun Co., Iowa.
The Cuticura Remedies have permanently
cured me of dandruff and facial eruptions
when all other remedies had failed. For nine
months my head has been entirely free from
the slightest signs of dandruff, and my skin is
as clear as when I was a boy.
LOU THOMPSON, New Britain, Conn.
To cleanse the skin, scalp, and blood of hu
mors, blotches, eruptions, sores, scales, and
crusts, whether simple, scrofulous, or con
tagious, no agency in the world of medicine is
so speedy, sure, and economical as the Cut
Cuticura, the great skin cure, instantly al
lays the most agonizing itching and inflamma
tion, clears the skin and scalp of every trace of
disease, heals nlcers and sores, removes crusts
and scales, and restores the hair. Cuticcba
Soaf, the greatest of skin beantiners, is indis
pensable in treating skin diseases and baby
humors. It produces the whitest, clearest skin
and softest bands, free from pimple, spot, or
DIMPLES, black-heads, red. rohjh,. chapped
rlrn and oily skin prevented by Cuticura
the time and on Indian porn- oecasloaallv.
They can also get out on the roof and fly
about wherever their inclination takes them.
In this place we keep them for several
months before we have them go through th "
primary course of training, that Is before wo
test their ability of returning to their,
"That is .done in this manner. On
certain beautiful and clear day all tha
young ones are packed in baskets and one ot
us takes a light wagon with the baskets of
pigeon's on top and drives out of the city tet
a distance of ten miles.
OUT TOE A BXT.
"Here the driver stops, opens the basket
or baskets, and lets the pigeons fly. H
marks the time of their starting, and thea
slowly returns to Cologne. When arrived
there he ought to find every pigeon at home.
A man has been watching their return, and
as soon as they got in they were caught, a
number is put in a book, "and the, time of
their arrival is marked behind the "number. "
Then when the man who took them ont
comes back the time is compared and now
the pigeons are assorted according to their
celerity. Those who covered the distance ia
15 minutes or less remain in the jnvenila
class, and all the others are taken to tha
market the next day and there sold.
"Now with those who made the ten mile
in 15 minutes the training is continued. Ia
a few days they are again taken away in a
basket to a distance of ten miles, but in aa
opposite direction from the first trip. Thea
the same method is adopted on their return.
Those that do not come back in 15 minutes
from this trip are again discarded as no
good and the training Is continued only
with those who returned in the allotted
time. Their training is continued in this
manner for weeks, until they know every
direction around their home within a radial
of ten miles.
"Those who complete their exercises, as
we might cdll them, in this class in a satis
factory maimer are then placed in the
middle class, which is a department parti
tioned off from the juvenile room. Hero
the exercises are continued, that is, tha
distances are increased. First they are sent
25 miles away, then 50, then 80, then 120,
then 170, ana'then 250 miles.
"Now these advance again into the 400
mile class, then to the 500-mile class, and
at last to the 1,000-mile class."
"Bnt I suppose there are' very few that
make always an even flight from the time
they start as a juvenile until they get amonz
the 1,000-mile flyers?"
"Oh, no! Look at this basket for instance.
Do you see that blue dove over there in the
corner? Well, she has been in training sinca
last March, and wherever she has been sent
she always retnrns first. Then there is
that brown one beside her. She is another
phenomenon; in fact, all the carriers I have
here are excellent flyers. There are 80 in
these baskets altogether, and unless tha
weather is very much against them they
will all be back home by to-morrow at
"Where have your 1,000-mile pigeons
"In every large capital of Europe. Paris,
Madrid, London, Stockholm, Copenhagen,
Berlin, St. Petersburg, Vienna, Constanti
nople, Naples and ' Borne. Some of these
cities are even farther from Cologne than
1,000 miles, as you know, but to our best
trained pigeons that makes no difference."
"Now, incase of war, how are these car
"In this way. According to a new regu
lation of the War Minister, there will be a
number of pigeons detailed to every staff
of every regiment in the army, and in casa
of necessity these winged messengers will
be made use of. That such emergencies
arise very often is exemplified in every war
of the past. Ordinary communication is
very often cut off, as we abundantly experi
enced in the Franco-German war. Then
the carrier pigeons will fill a want that can
not be appreciated before it actually mani
A STATE SECRET.
"How are the messages attached to the
"That is a matter I am not at liberty to
talk about. It is a secret which was dis
covered by Mr. Lenz,of the Cologne station,
and it has since been taught to every at
tache to all the stations under an oath
which prohibits' us from divulging it to
"Well, I am going to leave you soon. I
have arrived at my destination. Bnt how
many pigeons are there at the disposal of
"Within 24 hours there would be 5,000 at
the command of the War Department.
However, that number can be largely in
creased in this manner. There are now 245
carrier pigeon clubs all over Germany that
are training every year 24,500 pigeons.
These clubs are connected with the Govern
mental stations in this manner: We offer
every year a number of prizes to these clubs,
consisting of gold medals, silver med
als and money. For that considera
tion we expect these clubs to put
their best pigeons at the command of
the Government whenever we need them.
Take that fact into consideration, and yon
can readily see that Germany has not only
the best army of soldiers in the world, but
we have an army of winged soldiers that is
unique, for no other country has its equal."
Ernest H. Heetbichs.
Terrible Blood Poison. Suffered all man
could suffer and live. Face and body oov.
ered with awful aoret. Used the Cuticura
Remedies ten weeks and is practically
cured. A remarkable case.
I contracted a terrible blood-poisoning a year
ago. I doctored with two good physicians,
neither of whom did me any good. I suffered
all a man can suffer and live. Hearing of your
Cuticura Remedies 1 concluded to try them,
knowing if tbey did me no good they could
make me no worse. I have been using them
about ten weeks, and am most happy to say
that I am almost rid of the awfnl sores that
covered my face and body. My face was as
bad, if not worse, than that of Miss Boynton,
spoken ot in your book, and I wonld say to any
one in the same condition, to nso Cuticura,
and they will surely be cured. You may use
this letter in the interests of suffering hu
manity, E. W.REYNOLDS, Ashland. Ohio.
I have been troubled with scrofula seven
years, which first started on the top of my
head, giving me infinite trouble, with constant
itching, casting off of dry scales, and a watery
liquid exuded from under the scales. 1 treated .
it for seven years unsuccessfully, and was un
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Remedies. One box Cuticura, one cake
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8. J. DAVIS,
Artesia, Los Angeles Co., CaJ.
I go Mr. Dennis Downing ten years better. I
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I had what is termed pruntis, and have suffered
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