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DISPATCH. STTNDAT, MAT 5, - 1889.-
CLARA BELLE'S CHAT.
Kate Field Well Advertised and Burr
Mcintosh a Male Beauty.
KEW YORK'S LATEST CELEBRITIES.
Borne Stunnin? Street Costumes Koted on
the Fashionable Avenue.
HYING STEEET MODELS ON PABADE
C6BBESrO"DKfCE OF THE DISFATCH.l
Nnv York. May 4. The ladies of in
tensely fashionable interest have been for
the week concerned in the Centennial do
incs, and so publicly that their deeds are
already in print Let me, therelore, consid
er instead several ladies who are profession
ally famous, being careful to choose those
whose actions are not apt to be mere exploits
of self-advertising. For example, how does
Miss Kate Field live, move and hart her
being? She makes her home in the Victoria
Hotel. Her room is a parallelogram in
chape, about treble its width in length. The
folding bed, with its mirror panels, is stuck
about with photographs, prints and cards.
Bits of things decorate and c,rovrd her man
tel and piano shelves. Her little eastlake
groans with books, some of them written by
the owner, most of them by personal friends,
and nearly all breathing with marginal
notes. In a. sunny window hangs a pet ca
nary. A bnrnished kettle swinging in a
blackened crane stands near a little tete-a-tete
table spread for tea, with always a bas
ket of oranges in the midst of the service,
just for color.
Only one other writing table in all New
Tork is more hopelessly littered with letters
and papers and that is Colonel Ingersoll's.
Ijike the big. busy lawyer's, the letters lie
open, and a hand high, with almost illegi
ble memoranda penned or pinned in the
A VISITOR HAS TO "WONDER
whether tbey are all actual. Just room
enough for the lady's writing pad and el
bows is forced, and when the space narrows,
as it does all the time, she scolds and paws,
shoves the mass back and up and the long
holdered, bristling pen is sent flying across
the paper. She writes away until she gets
a pain in her back, an ache in her arm, or a
cramp in her hand, and then climbs into
her steamer chair an old weather-beaten,
storm-stained, snn-blistered piece of bam
boo, brought from Japan by a friend ten
years ago, and which Bhe has lived in and
loved, and which followed her the whole
length of the Pacific coast from the
peninsula of Alaska to that of Lower Cali
fornia. The chair i almost human in its
adjustability, to (juste its mistress, and,
like her, has a variety of ups and downs.
The right arm forms a shelf, on which she
thumb-screws a pad, and, with an ink jng
near by, she lies back and writes as vigor
ously as thongh influenced by some delic
iousiy revivifying tonic At her work now
adays Miss Field wears a bright red satin
dress, reformed after her own ideas and
tonched up with frills and shells of soft
lace. She has tiny feet, which she puts in
the daintiest of slippers and the finest of
spun silk hosiery, and which she has most
coquettish way of crossing and uncrossing
while she reclines, working all the time, in
her cane-bottom, slumber-robed steamer
' BUBB M'lXTOSH A BEAUTS'.
Into the politer circle of Bohemia has
come Miss Hhrriette Marshall. To properly
know her we must arst Know miss iutty
Cheatham, now of the Daly Theater Com
oany, and formerly a burlesquer. Kitty
:rcs with her mother in Gramercy Park",
and manages weekly to electrify her neigh
bors by the frequency andln"formality of
her parlor assemblages. A Nashville girl
by birth and edncation, she has all the
charm of beauty and manner characteristic
of that section, and more than the average
degree of audacious talent At her after
noons Mrs. Cheatham does the honors, and
the men who call to see her and her girl
friends, and hear her daughter sing, would
make an ultra McAllister-registered, Mur
ray Hill hostess very contemplative. These
guests come from all points of the compass,
and they stay, too certain of meeting some
pretty Southern girls. At the last of these
informals there were Colonel Jack Garnett,
a kinsman of Sir Garnett "Wolseley; Mr.
William Burr Mcintosh, the gifted magi
cian and mind reader, fair as a daisv. and
the newest of our mascnline professional
beauties. Miss Sadie Fall, granddaughter
of President Polk; Charles Dngan, the vel
vet voiced blonde vocalist, and, above all,
the famous Tennesseean, Miss Harriette
Marshall, who is as nearly like a wax doll
as a woman can be and still be winning.
Her beauty is as delicate as a pink tulip.
She has hair like corn tassels, and little
brown eyes of great brilliancy. Bat she is
more than beautiful. She has good com
mon sense, a manner that is sincere as well
&3 sweet, a fair knowledge of French and
considerable ability as a musician. The im
pression made on the Ministers of the Chi
nese and Corean Legation a couple of sea
sons ago will be recalled at the mere men.
tion by "Washington people. These high
dignitaries had never encountered anything
like her. She was a revelation to them, and
their devotion would have made a princess
vain. It was made manifest in flowers of
such abundance and magnificence a? only
an orientalist would design. As an actual
fact, the bouquets were several times so
large that a double compliment was paid in
sending an attendant to follow the little
belle about with them. She was in demand
by hostesses, and in filling her engagements
appeared as an aid in two or three different
houses the same day. In making these trips
&uc ua uic uccuuui w me am oassaaors
carriages and the first to greet her on enter
ing the house of her friend was the young
Chinese servant with an armfnl of flowers.
Miss Marshall sails for Europe next Satur
day. Of course, she is very venturesome, as
shown by what I have told of her. She is
likely to fetch up on the stage.
A SEW CELEBBITX
who gets a living thereby is Princess Martha
Xngalitcbcff, who nas been reading a series
of papers on the home life of Russia in par
lors of Kew York. She seized upon the
ephemeral Russian rage in whimsical
society very adroitly. She is not unlike
Christine Uilsson in face, figure and finan
cial disasters. In 1886 Prince Engalitcheff,
of the Russian Royal Guard, died leaving
his lovely wife, a son of 18, and an estate of
magnificent value. This was entrusted so
bhe narrates to an agent who plunged into
French lotteries and German stocks. The
rockets of his canary-colored imagination
went up, and staid up. In a month the
widow found herself high and dry on an
eminence of emptiness. Nothing was left
but a couple ot castles between Moscow and
the Baltic and as she couldn't eat either
estates and didn't care to dispose of them
'she collected a bundle of letters and came
to America to read.
Xow that is a story to appeal to our mod
ish leaders, eh? Herbirith and pride pre
vented a public appearance, dou't you see?
but she could condescend to read for an
entertaining hostess at $100 per evening, or
secure by courtesy a parlor and sell invita
tions at $1 each, the lists ofher patrons or
patronesses being levied upon. The results
lave been financially good, and by degrees
the Russian lady is weighting her purse and
receiving flattering attentions in the shape
.of entertainments; learning from American
ladies the very things she had come to teach
them about as to her own country. Person
ally she is a beautiful creature, with a
splendid presence, the carriage ot a real
nrinces. sepia brown hair. Green crar eves.
full round face, and what the novelists call
patrician hands, which she knows well how
to manage, which are never jewelled, always
restfnl-and expressive, and which seem to
putife, soul and re into any piano they
Ltouchr .Mentally she k -gifted, bat like ail
the Russians, she has a voice as rasping; to
the ear as a saw in the hands of a filer.
Last Sunday was an absolutely perfect
day. "White, cottony clouds floated tran
quilly over a sky of purest blue, and the
whole city was in a broad smile under the
flashing yellow of the April sun. That sun
meant much to New York. It meant a
great day for the people. Fifth avenue
never looked more gorgeous when the
churches let ont their crowds at 12:30.
"What a pageant it was. to be sure, and
nothing to pay for it Girls all over the
sidewalk, marching and counter-marching,
and caught on each tack by men of every
degree of elegance. There was one costume,
a startler, on a slender girl, a girl whom
the French would call "mince." It was of
a, green as tender as young grass. It w
composed of rich and soft silk, and the un
derskirt was vertically and broadly striped
in a rougher but not less elegant material.
The girl had a poise of chin and a stateli
nesa in her walk which proclaimed her of
the most serene order of thoroughbreds.
There is no mistaking these girls who
"icnow it all." The shyness of the doubter
is not in them, and is fupplanted by a con
sciousness of indisputable supremity, the
graceful serenity of beipg correct Another
one of these was in the ecstatic stylishness
of Parisian mourning, and supplied an ar
tistic realization of .fright caught in the
passionate embrace of Day.
Upon another young woman there was a
costume in tint and softness as delicate as
a dove's breast and the girl's pink face
suggesting rose leaves on cream, beamed
divinely from under a crown of golden hair,
and a love of a bonnet madeot gray gauze
almost as filmy as a cobweb. Two girls
who are not English hut would like to be,
wore golden brown gowns with lace collars
turned over to their shoulders. Flat-heeled
shoes, canary-colored 'sailor hats, worn on
the back of the head, and tightly-rolled
green umbrellas used as walking sticks,
were peculiarities that these two promenad
ers seemed satisfied Vith. At 1:30 the
swells began to surge homeward. At 2 the
avenue was practically deserted. At i it
was swarming with the canaille. This ele
ment was certainly more crudely ornamental
than those that had gone, yet the same sun
gladdened the scene, and seemed as well
pleased to shine upon the woolen gowns
from Grand street as it had been when the
air bloomed with the finest importations
LIVING STEEET MODELS.
Two young women attracted more atten
tion on Fourteenth street yesterday after
noon than is usually given to anybody in
that brilliant and crowded thoroughfare.
Their actions were not responsible for this
interest. Neither was their beauty, for one
of the pair was decidedly plain as to her
face, and the other would not have won a
prize even at the most lenient of beauty
shows. The attraction was entirely dne to
their perfect forms and the startling manner
in which they were clothed. They were
what is known in common parlance "of
medium height" Their shoulders were not
too wide nor too slender. Their waists
tapered exquisitely to a point that might
have been encompassed bv two masouhne
hands, and their rounded hips were marvels
of natural perfection. Old men and young
men stopped and looked after them. Fash
ionably dressed ladies forsook the attrac
tions of the show windows to gaze after
them, and their march from Sixth avenue
to Broadway was a triumph ot feminine
Theircloaklessgownsfitted likegilding on
a picture frame. They did not have a
wrinkle. A contortionist's tights could not
have been smoother. The sleeves from the
elbow to the shoulder were made of velvet
and were puffed out in accordeon creases to
twice the size of the natural arm. Both
suits were made in the same style, differing
only in the material and shade ot color.
While I was standing in the door of a
well-known modiste's establishment on
Fifth avenue an hour later, I saw them pass
again and called attention to their presence.
'They created a furore on Fourteenth
"No wonder," replied the dressmaker.
"Tnat is what they were intended to do.
Those suits did not cost them accent They
are being paid for to-day. I mean simply
this: One of them is an artist's model. The
other is employed to show off the cloaks in
a Sixth avenue house. Those dresses were
made for them in the latest Parisian style
simply to show off their forms and attract
public attention to their designers."
"But how can any person know where
they are made?"
"Easy enough. They go into the store a
dozen times during the afternoon and the
proprietor takes care to have it known
where the gownscame from. Then some
times they come in other stores, and in the
presence of customers and under pretense of
giving an order, let it be known where they
bought their suits. They were here yester
day. It's a good scheme, but it's costly, and
I think that I for one can get along withont
adopting circus methods to advertise my
business." Claea Belle.
TO BE TE1ED THOUGH ABSENT.
A Court Olortlal Llkelr to be Held on a
Washington, May 4. The Navy De
partment has not yet been formally advised
that Passed Assistant Paymaster Smith has
been found, bnt an order was issued this
morning relieving him from duty on the
Essex, and ordering him to settle accounts.
It has been found that the extent of his
drafts on the Government was that of $1,200,
which he drew upon going ashore, and a
few'small checks given to officers and men,
aggregating about $200.
His accounts are believed to be all right
Nevertheless, it appears that the officer had
placed himself in an unfortunate position,
and if precedents are followed, it is believed
at the Department that a court martial is
A Hospitable Firm.
During the Centennial observances in
3Sew York last week one of the most elab
orately and tastefully decorated buildings
on Broadway was that of S. Stein & Co., a
firm well known to Pittsburgers. These
hospitable gentlemen had seats arranged
inside their immense building and comfort
ably accommodated over seven hundred of
their friends and customers, who viewed the
entire parade from their windows, Messrs.
Stein & Co. also provided an elegant
luncheon for their guests, not forgetting a
plentiful supply of the best wines and
Bent Telret Carpets as Cheap m Ingrains.
The special offering of 10,000 yards best
velvet carpets at 51 per yard (sold at ?1 60
everywhere) will continue during the com
ing week. Borders to match all patterns.
627 and 629 Penn avenue.
300 pieces of clress ginghams, fast colors,
at 8Jicents, 12 yards for $ Vt at H. J. Lynch's,
438 and 440 Market street WFSu
Fine stock ready-made overcoats at Pit
cairn's, 434 "Wood street vreu
Botal awnings, extra heavy, at Mamaux
& Son's, 637 and 539 Penn avenue.
Ten per cent discount on beaded wraps
for three days only. Closing sale at Bos'en
baum & Co.'s.
TAKE your baby to Pearson if you want
a nice cab. photo, of it There is none can
equal him handling the babies.
Elegast cabinet photos, any style, $1 50
per doz. Panel picture with each doz. cabi
nets. Lies' Popular Gallebt, 10 and 12
Sixth st suMwy
Stevtasx & Co. give, IS cabinet photos
fhi a riAxna: ttriAC arm drills? DO lTdr1 mt
Dabbs will soon hve new specimeas ex
exhiMtioaJfcat will be very" attractive; h
THE WOMEN OF CUBA
Artistically and Plainly Pen Pictured
by Lillian Spencer.
NOT SUCH BEAUTIES, AFTER ALL.
Her Childhood and Girlhood Brief, Then
Marriage and Decay.
LITTLE EOHANOB IN HUE LIFE
tCOKEEBPONPrKCI 07 THX DISPATCH.
Havana, April 28. The Cnbana is a
petite, round, compactly built woman, and
she goes about the house in flimsy, tawdry,
ill-made gowns and old, worn-out satin slip
pers .run down at the heels. If the thick,
coarse,black mass which crowns her shapely
head with disorder, rather than glory, is
brushed once a week, it is receiving more at
tention than is usual with, the lady of the
tropics, whose time is, for the most part,
spent in a rocking chair, and whose whole
mind is concentrated on the best means to
keep cool and get through the tedious hours
of the long, hot day with as little exertion
and ennui as possible.
The women of a country are always ob
jects of great interest and curiosity to
strangers. Those of Cuba have a reputation
for being beautiful. It is even said that no
other civilized country produces so many
generally comely. In one way this is true,
in another it is not, for the average Cuban
beauty, outside of Cnba, would be con
sidered anything but beautiful. As the
background is skillfully contrived to bring
out the picture, so the tropical clime seems
to have been especially designed to show to
the best possible advantage the tropical
beauty. She appears to have been created
to lay in a rocking-chair and wield a fan
lazily to and fro, with a graceful charm
positively bewitching. Her thin, gauzy
garments reveal to the best possible ad
vantage her exquisitely moulded form, her
loose, tangled black hair, the oriental
splendorof her big, dark, almond-shaped
eyes, which blaze, and sparkle, and glow,
and soften, nnd send forth wonderful lights
and never, never fade, until the very end.
Her face is oval, if not rounded by a super
abundance of flesh; her mouth small, full,
red; her teeth little and white and very
AIT AWFUL MAKE-UP.
Her hands and feet are tiny and well
shaped, but in her zeal to whiten her skin
that it may afford a proper contrast to the
negress or mulatto who attends her, she
daubs it over with a quantity of rice pow
der, until the effect in many cases is posi
tively ghastly. She has another weakness
which is very apparent and that is jewels of
all kinds and descriptions. "With these she
literally bedecks herself, winding long
chains about her neck and arms, sticking
brooches and pins and pearls in the meshes
of her long hair, and filling her slender
fingers with rings which weigh them down,
and her ears with big stones which almost
hide them from view. The graceful man
tilla of Spain is in universal use. It is
lastened also by jewels and held in place by
a comb placed high on the top of the head.
The Cnbana, in her rocking chair and k-se
flowing, flimsy gown, wonld be considered
nothing more or less than a shiftless sloven
in an American Northern home, where
thrift and energy and neatness prevail. But
in Cuba, beneath the silvery branches of
the spreading palm.where clustering orange
trees glisten in the sunlight, and where the
orioles flit like flashes of gold among the
olive trees, there she finds her natural sur
roundings, and makes perfect a tropical
picture, which would be incomplete without
There is this to be said of the Cuban lady,
however. While she unmistakably takes
her ease, she has in some instances a rather
hard time of it To begin with, when other
children are playing with their dolls, and
still living in the innocent belief that the
rood fairv Morgana is the best and wfewt
lairy in the world, the Cnbana is a fully de-
vciuucu nuuiuu. ucr suuri, ueeung cnuu-
hood has almost faded from her memory,
and she is brought to the sad realization of
the fact that her girlhood will likewise pass
her by. She is only 12 or 13, bnt she al
ready knows this to be true. Her mother
talks very plainly to her on the subject. In
the end she is convinced that she must make
hay while the sun shines, and that
HER OKLT COURSE IS MARRIAGE.
She is told she will grow to be old and
plain very soon, but if she is provided with
a good husband, it won't make any differ
ence. As far as she is concerned at least
So she lays aside her dolls, packs away her
fairy books and bnries her childhood in the
old chest of drawers which is stowed away
out oi signi ana rememorance. remaps
she might assert herself, if she had more a
mind ot her own, or had her
education been different But a
girl in Cnba is only taught to em
broider, to commit to memory her catechism,
and be as well behaved and polite as the
good sisters who have had her in charge.
Having been impressed with the necessity
of keeping silent "when in the presence of
her elders, she would not dare speak much
less give expression to an opinion. The
same with her chances of observation, where
is she to find them, when she is never under
any circumstances permitted to leave the
house, unless attended by several servants,
and then veiled as in a carriage? Thus it
is, La Senorita is timid, shy and apprehen
sive, with no reliance or confidence, either
in herself or in those by whom she is sur
rounded. To doubt oneself is to doubt
La Senorita doubts most people. Hen,
the sisters have taught her to distrust and
avoid as she would the evil one, but a hus
band seems to be the onlv way out of the
oimcuuy, auu wuuu us bub ureaus mm ana
wishes he were anything but what he is,
she has come to believe that her mother is
right when she says he will be a safeguard
and protector. The poor child does long
for a protector. The world is such a wicked
place! She lives in a continual dread of
it nothing could be worse. She doesn't
mind being married very much, because
she hasn't the slightest, idea what being
married means. Any suitor her far-seeing
papa and prudent mamma select satisfies
her. A "dot" is not absolutely necessary
in Cnba, as in France, but very few parents
are found willing to give their children
away without it
HER TJNBOMANTIC COURTSHIP.
La Senorita once engaged, is never per
mitted to be alone with her prospective hus
band. He must come every day and say
sweet nothings after -the most approved
fashion or lovers at large, but he must sav
them in the presence of one or more mem
bers of the family, who, onco the ceremony
is over, look upon him as their lawful prey,
taking up their abode in his house if it is
large enough, and asking of him all, if not
more, tfian -they wonld feel themselves
called upon to expect from a son of their
The mode of courtship above alluded to
has alwavs been in vogue in Cuba, but the
average young man does not take to the
custom any more kindly than yon or I
would under the same circumstances. He
longs to clasp the little white hand of his
inamorata in his ownand no one can blame
him when they take into consideration that
human nature is the same everywhere.
Finally the marriage takes place, and
he can hold the little white hand
all day long if he has a mind to, which he
hasn't, for once a husband, the average
Cuban ceases to be a lover so do plenty of
other men in plenty of other countries, 'but
not quite so speedily-or effectually as the
Cuban. La Senorita is very pretty in the
early years of her wifehood, but children
bless the union, and at 25 sht is faded, and
-never even in the beginning is able to con
trol or influence her Better half. The mother
of a family at 18, she has so many cares and
so little character mat sne nas perhaps
-neither time nor penetration sufficient to
,note his shortcomings. She is gentle, sab-
sim; hutniai, ana iooks up to neriera
and master as to a superior being. She1
thinks what he thinks, says what he says
and does his bidding without ques
tion. She is undoubtedly oppressed,
but she does not know it Of
the rights of women she has no
more idea than a kitten. If she were told
she might go to the polls and take a vote,
she would ask which pole you meant, the
North Pole or the one in the South and if a
vote were another name for a boat to get
there. If she were put on a stand to lecture
on the emancipation of women, she would
say that she never before knew that they
were slaves. Undoubtedly the life of the
Cubana is entirely engrossed with husband
and home, and this redounds to her credit
She visits a little and gossips a good deal,
but she never walks. It would not be in
keeping with the strict code of Cuban eti
quette to do so, and no one conforms more
strictly to the rigid laws of society than sne.
- HAPPY AFTEE A PASHIOK.
At best hers must be a monotonous kind
of existence. Bnt it is a happy one after a
fashion! She neither thinks nor aspires,
consequently, she is never cast down or dis
appointed. Her one ambition is to enjoy,
herself, and this is easily attained in a land
where ease and pleasure prevail. She is
perfectlv satisfied and sufficient unto her
self. She has no flights of imagination and
no falls of fancy. She is of the earth earthy!
Her poetry lies in the graceful and languid
repose which characterizes her. She is
coquette without coquetryl I have seen big
red roses that remind one of the Cuban
roses, so fragrant, so alluring to the senses,
that one feels instinctively like crushing
out their sweetness in a long soul-stirring
inhalation and then thrusting them aside
and passing on. This translated into prosaic
English means, I fear, that a little of the
Cubana goes a long way! "Well, be
this as it may, she has one great comfort, of
which no one can deprive her. She will
always be permitted to live ont the years of
her hie in the calm enjoyment of the rock
ing chair, and set forth on her journey to
the other world absolved of her sins by the
church and imposingly buried by her happy-go-lucky
A Cuban may neglect, ill-treat, betray his
wife while she lives, but he will not fail to
provide a liberal number of paid mourners
to properly bewail -her when she dies, any
more than he, will neglect to crown his devo
tion by erecting a monument far beyond his
means to mark her beloved and revered
It must be great consolation to the Cuban
woman to know this!
Some Interesting Facia About the Railroads
o'f That Country.
Sweden has 6,000 miles of railway,
grouped in three categories of 2,000 miles
each. On the first a speed of 30 miles an
hour is allowed, the cost of the line being
8,000 a mile, the rails weighing 64 pounds
a yard. On the second the speed is confined
to 20 miles an hour, the construction of the
line being lighter, so that its cost has only
been 4,000 a mile, while the road is laid
with 60-pound rails. The third description
of railway is exceedingly light, although of
standard gauge; trains are run on it at 12
miles an hour, the rails being of 35 pounds
weight, and the total cost only 2,000 a
Although Sweden is three times as large
as England, while its population is not
lasger than that of London, yet so econom
ically are the railways worked that they
realize 3 per eent on the outlay upon them.
The designers of them have gone on the
principle that the cost of a line is dependent
on the speed to be run upon it and that
with moderate speed a very light line is J
perfectly safe. Proof of the opposite lart,
namely, that heavy fast traffic cannot be
run with safety over light rails, is found in
the much smaller number of accidents in
England than on the continent.
How the Once .Principal City of .India Has
Buffered From Great Disasters.
Three thousand houses were destroyed by
the recent fire at Surat The damage sus
tained is estimated at Bs.600.000, and 25,000
of the people are now homeless. The water
supply was deficient, and the engines were
defective, while the firemen, it appears,
"bolted." Twenty-eight thousand rupees
has been subscribed for the temporary relief
of the sufferers. Surat was once the princi
pal commercial city of India, but its pros
perity has within the last 60 years been
greatly on the wane, owing in great measure
to the severity of the disasterr, both of fire
and flood, to which it has been subjected.
In April, 1837, 10.000 houses were burned
down, and later in the same year the people
suffered additional loss by the flooding of
the Taptee, three-fourths of the city having,
it is said, been annihilated. In 1884 the
place again suffered greatly from floods. In
1881 the annual valne of its seaborne com
merce was 1,043,222, while in 1884 this had
fallen away to 463,236. In 1811 the popu
lation numbered 260,000, and in 1881 only
109,844 In the present case the fire was
greatly assisted by the custom of flooring
the dwelling houses with dried grass, the
houses themselves being constructed almost
entirely of wood.
Cnpld n's n Financier.
"What is love?" howls an enamored
poetess. Judging from several years' care
ful observation, we should say that love is
that shrewd business sense which impels a
w6man to adore a man in proportion to the
size of his bank account, and causes the
dude to fall prostrate at the feet of an
With nn Ere to Symmetry.
Boston Herald. 3
Mrs. D. Lane (calling) Is your servant
girl a good laundress?
Mrs. P. Kay Well, 'so, she doesn't wash
and iron very well. But, oh, she hangs her
clothes out so artistically!
She Used Technical Terms.
Boston Herald. J
Umpire (to his wife) Ibelieve I should
like some griddle cakes for supper to-night,
my dear. N
Umpire's wife (from the kitchen, sot
long after) Batter upl
Wo $10 Bonnets for Her.
Clothier and furnisher.:
Husband You want a bonnet and I want
a pair of trousers, and I have only got $10.
Wife (sobbing) You dont't suppose I
can get a bonnet tor $10, do yon?
From Their Standpoint.
Vt. Devon Wilbyshire What's all this
dayvllsh fuss about, deah boy?
Mr. Savenache Hawthorne I believer
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II THE HIE WOODS.
A Lost Tourist's Experience In .the
Wilds of Southern Florida. '
A PEEP AT CRACKER HOME LIFE.
One Heck of the Wood8 Where the Girls Can
Hoe Their Own. Bow.
HOW THEI MANAGE TO ENJOY LIFE
IWJtlT'l'jar FOR TOT PISPATCH.3
He was a long, lean, lank man, with cow
hide boots and a general air ot indolence.
A dejected-looking straw hat shaded his
sallow and pinched features; a brownish
shirt, over the shoulders of which apiece of
string did duty as a trouser supporter, was
noticeable because of its rustiness; faded
jean pants covered his nether extremities.
It was in the southern part of De Soto
county, one of the most southerly inhabi
table sections of Florida; the sun was set
ting and the aforesaid queer looking fellow
lazily plied his hoe in the sandy loam as
the writer, who had lost himself in the pine
woods,, sought for information as to the
exact spot he occupied on the earth just
"Can you tell me the road to the nearest
village?" was the query that commenced
The disheveled man ceased his work for a
moment, looked at the questioner, pondered
a second and answered with great deliber
ation: "The road to Arcadia, eh?"
Emphatic demonstrations of assent on the
part of the stranger, and gradual absorption
of the idea by the one first addressed.
"Wal (meditatively), it's about two looks
ahead, I reckon."
"Two looks? Is that one, two or three
"Just about," said the countryman,
"About one mile or two miles or three
miles?" (with an effort).
"It's one o' them three," and the indefinite
gentleman proceeded to hoe in the most
"How long do you suppose it would take
a person to walk there?" asked the desperate
"Eight smart o' walkin'," explained the
informant with a brow indicating deep
thought, and then added: "Are yelost?"
"Well, not exactly lost, but I can't find
the way; the road's disappeared."
"Ye'd best stop over," suggested the
cracker (for he was a Florida native.) ''I
don't go much to town myself. Once a
month does me, and then I gits bacon, and
grits, ana cottee ana all tne stutt i. need."
BETWEEN- TWO FIRES.
The prospect was not inviting either way.
To continue the journey meant probably a
night in the woods or a reposeful sleep with
the moccasin snakes and other crfeen'nl com
panions to be found in the "hummocks" of
Florida. To stay over was almost as bad.
The hospitable native was the proud pos
sessor ot a hut in a little clearing. It was a
log hut with interstices between the logs
that the builder had never found time to fill.
A tumble-down clay chimney held its tot
tering frame against the wall of the shanty,
and threatened at every moment to topple
over. A thin curl of smoke circling bver
the roof lead the hungry traveler to believe
preparations for supper were under way.
"Have you accommodations?" ventured
the man in distress.
"We'll manage," was the reassuring re
ply, and he lead the way to his domicile.
The steps were small boards laid on inse
cure blocks; a porch stretched its 5 by 8
dimensions before the front door, and a
sparsely furnished interior presented itself
to view. It was bare of carpet, matting
and almost furniture, the unpainted pine
not being even protected with a coat of
paint With all due respect for the lady of
tne mansion, sne was not a Dene, una
wore an ornamented yellow sacque with
glittering steel buttons; but the glory of the
sacque was gone. Sundry grease spots
loomed up prominently on it, as well as on
the calico skirt that had in some
mysterious manner become unfastened at
one side, and looked the pennant of a
vessel in distress. She had the appearance
of being worried, and was engaged, when
first seen, in rubbing her face with a small
niece of dampenedVcloth. It is painful to
remark that her dirt colored hair hung in
luxuriant "tats" about her brow, while her
hands were not clean, and a particular per
son would have shuddered to see her man'
ipulate the crooking utensils.
ENGLISH AS SHE IS SPOKEN.
"Would you like to squent your thirst
with a glass of water?" asked this cracker,
who certainly possessed the redeeming
quality of hospitality.
Having "squented" his thirst the stranger
went into the kitchen and had an opportu
nity of seeing with what a limited supply of
household goods a native Floridan can do.
A rickety stove held tremblingly together
in one corner; an unplaned pine table, con
sisting of two hoards, occupied the central
position, while a chair and a three-legged
stool were the articles ranged along the
wall. Everything was extremely simple
and when the meal was served no unneces
sary turbelows and flubdubs introduced by
artificial custom, were to be seem An iron
fork and knife were laid at each plate and
the banquet soon began.
"Have some tea?" kindly inquired the
host He was unaware that he was perpe
trating a humorisra. The tea was pale, very
pale; in fact if it had not been called tea no
one would have suspected the fact, but the
man and woman drank the decoction with
evident delicht, and appeared, by the de
pressed enthusiasm, to consider it an ambro
sial liquid. Besides tea there was bacon
and hominy, called in this section grits.
The light sapper was soon dispatched, and
in its course the host told some of his life
history. He had been living there 20 years.
The hut was built soon after he settled on
the spot, and it has not been disturbed since.
A chair and three-legged stool were all
the articles of the kind he had in the world
(one of us sat on a box), and his clearing
provided him with food. He raised most of
his vegetables, and for the other things he
worked an occasional day at a more pros
perous neighbors. Thus he and his wife
lived year in and yar out. He gracefully
admitted neither could read nor write. Both
"dipped" snuff, both looked very unhealthy,
and both were, as to their persons, dread
The next mornintr. after a mVht snent on
a heap of corn husks on the floor, the road
to civilization was found and the good peo
ple who knew no better,nor wanted to know
any better, were bade good-by.
v SOME FLOEIDA HTTSXLEBS,
But not all the natives ot Florida are
like these people. There are some bright,
intelligent fellows, who have received the
advantage of a limited education, who are
anxious to push ahead, and who are doing
it, too. For instance, there's Major . .
He has an enormous nose of a bright car
mine tint that swaggers down street with
the Major in the most effusively jocular
w.ay imaginable. This nose has the appear
ance of being able to whip any two poli
ticians in the county, and as it bounds
along it seems to exult in its blushes, and
laughs and leers and asks: "Ain't I a
Well, the Major and his nose are well
known characters in a certain place, and
nothing pleases them better than to get into
earnest discussions in which the law is laid
down in the most convincing way in the
world. The explanation of the politics of
any nation is mere child's play for the Ma
jor, who is thoroughly well posted on mat
ters artistic and scientific, no matter how
abstruse. The needs of each State In the
Union are like an unsealed book to the Ma
jor, while the markets and yellow fever are
subjects of inexhaustible possibilities.
"Aren't you afraid of yellow fever. Ma
I, ."Nonsense!, vNowr why should I be afraid
"of yeUowfever?'', If handled iartliae and
strict quarantine regulations are made than
is no danger. ,
"Are not sporadic cases liable to occur In
any sectionjof the State?"
'"'So it is said, bnt as for me I don't in the
least fear this spasmodic yellow fever.
"Another thing," continues the Major
with gratitude unexpressed but evident,
"that will benefit us is the decline ot coffee.
Yes, sah, coffee is going down, and it will
be of great benefit to this State, for, you
know, Floridians are the greatest consulters
of coffee in the Union." The .Major and
his nose then beamed approvingly on his
auditor and departed, remarking that he
wished it would rain soon, so the water
wonld "percalate" his potatoes and thereby
rapidly mature them,
THE tyVY OAZELLE3.
But the most interesting thing in South
Florida is the young lady native. She is
not always pretty, but she invariably is
blessed with bounding health and isn't
ashamed of it. Her waist is something like
38 inches, and as for tight laces she doesn't
know them. She does any and all kind of
work chiefly farm laboring. She can
handle a plow, ride a harrow, manipu
late a horse rake, and make her
self generally useful. The fact that
the women of some European countries per
form, what is in America considered man's
labor, is well known. It is not generally
understood, however, that in soae of the
southern portions of Florida there are
farms, orange irroves and sucrar planta
tions worked entirely by female labor. The
gins are usually the daughters of tne farm
ers themselves and are utilized for this
work because there is nothing else for them
to do. The domestic duties are extremely
light; the sewing is limited, for the dresses
are not many, and to keep the fair creatures
employed their considerate fathers put
them at plowing and "sich." However,
this is not so formidable as it sounds. After
the land is once broken up the plowing is
very light, for the furrow is not much more
than three inches deep and the soil is sandy
and easily separated.
These young women have not on the
whole, such an unlovely existence, They
have parties, dances and various entertain
ments, and the fact of their turning the fur
row does not prevent the swains from pay
ing gallant attention to them.. Candy putt
ings and "fish-frys" are two popular forms
of entertainment Instead of the idiotic
small talk and senseless drivel to be heard
in more refined and pretentious circles in
the North, the bouncing damsels gravely
discuss the crops, and "Say, Liza Jane,
how's your corn?" is not an Infrequent in
troduction to a delightful tete-a-tete between
young man and maiden. These young
women dress in calico, 'wear brogans in
summer, boots in winter, and a smile all the
year around. They are not a bit bashful,
and thaw out, after an introduction to a
total stranger, quite rapidly;
"Yes, I do the hoin' and Mary does the
plowin'," explained one confiding female.
''That's list because we've got in the way.
I 'low I kin do the hoin' better and Mary,
she 'lows she kin plow besK Yes, the crops
is splendid. We'll have no end o' grey, big
watermelons and ef the cows don't steal 'em
out we'll have a nice lot"
When it comes to horseback riding you
buuuiu see mem. J.uer pruuuuiy uuvc ucver
seen a female saddle in their lives, but
when thev plump on a man's saddle, throw
one limb (the right) over the high pommel,
the leit in the strap above tho stirrup, ana
go careering through the thin pine woods,
nothing can shake them off. L
HE 0NLI BHATED STRANGEBS.
A Traveling Man Has n Roach Experience
In a Country Barber tihop,
Chicago Herald, j
These commercial travelers sometimes
encounter ludicrous experiences while go
ing through the country. One of them,
who was in the habit ot shaving himself
while on the road, forgot his razor when he
went on his last trip, and he was conse
quently obliged to patronize the gay and
festive tonsorial parlors in the small towns
of Michigan. Everything went smoothly
until he struck Boots, a small town which
is not on any map. This Boots, by the way,
is an Indian name, its' origin being Che
roots, the title of an Indian tribe which
used to hang out in the vicinity. The
name had been abbreviated and modernized
into the plebeian name it now hold Boots.
The drummer in search of a shave strolled
into a shop in this amateur town one morn
ing. A small boy appeared to be the only
attendant on deck. The traveling man took
a seat in the chair, the boy lathered him
thoroughly, after which he made just one
Eass at his countenance. That was enough,
owever. "I guess you have not 'shaved
many people, have you?" asked the drum
mer, in an innocent and artless way, and
with a winning smile, the boy answered:
"No, de boss only lets me shave strangers."
The drummer took the razor, stood in front
of the glass,, shaved himself and gave the
boy a dime. Then he walked out, remark
ing: "I'm not sorry I spoke."
Troth Crnabed to Earth.
Mistress Has any one called, James?
Servant One lady, mnm.
Mistress Did she ask for me?
Servant She mentioned yer name and de
scribed ye as about 40. I said it wasn't you,
Mistress Quite right Here's a quarter,
Servant Thank ye, mum. I said ye was
oyer 60, mum.
Mistress James! Take a month's notice!
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