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"Vmm tlin davl first became acquainted with
her the day of that blessed blizzard. I'd
Jike to know who could help loving her.she
it so pood and so intelligent, to say nothing
sof her beauty. And. to-day she has mde
xae the hapniest man in the world by con
fessing that she is not indifferent to me, and
is willing to become my wife. So now it
only remains for you to give us your ap
proval and jlour benediction. I have an in
come of 51,000 a year over and above my
earnings. For the rest, you know me pretty
thoroughly, and can judfie of my eligibility
What answer could I give her?
Putting aside altogether, as I was bound
to do, the selfish -consideration that her
marriage would deprive us of the treasure
and the blessing of our old age, and leave
our home desolate and forsaken, could I in
honor, could I In justice to the man, permit
him to make Miriam his wife, without first
imparting to him so much as I myself knew
concerning her past life and her dead per
sonality? But the latterwas a thing which
T was persuaded I had no manner of right
'to do. The secrets of her past she had her
self forgotten. No other human being had
,a shadow of a claim to learn them. She
was not Louise Massarte. She had
never even heard of Louise Massarte.
T.nr,;c "MnMnrte was abolished utterly.
"Thorfnr tn identify her with Louise Mas-
earte, to saddle her with the responsibility
r,r ,. n& irnman's name and history. A
"would be to do her a mo&t grievous and un
No, I could not, I must not, tell Fair
child the story of Louise Massarte's trans
formation into Miriam Benary. Yet how
could I say,"Xes, you may marry her," and
keep that story 'to myself? "What excuse
could I invent wherewith to ease my con
science, if I practiced such deceit upon him
in an issue that involved his dearest and
most vital interests? Suppressio veri, sug
lgestio falsi. I should be as bad a liar, it I
lave my consent to their marriage, while
allowing him tS remain in error respecting
the truth about his bride, truth which, if
(make known to him, might radically modify
But, furthermore, and on the other hand,
suppose I should say in replyto his demand:
"No, you cannot marrv her;" what right
Jhad I to say that? "What reason could I
' allege in justification of my refusal? Not
tahe actual reason; for that would be to tell
aim the story which, I had made up my
.mind, I must not and should not tell. And
fif I alleged a fictitious reason, I should sim
iply jump from the devil into the deep sea;
from a he to a fahehood. Theseyoung peo
ple loved each other. Therefore, to mter
pose impediments to their union would be
to impose upon each of them endless un
merited pain. "What right had I to do that?
tit was a vexed and difficult quandary in
which I found myself. There were strong
arguments for and strongarguments against
either course out of it.
"Well, Dr. Benary, you do not answer
(me," Fairchild interrupted my meditations
"I cannot answer you. Xou must give
me time to consider to consult my sister
to make up my .mind."
"Wl had been strolling together, he and I,
'np and dowi the beach. How we returned
to the hotel. Josephine was seated on the
Terandah, near the entrance.
"Ah, brother, at last!" she said, starting
,np the moment she caught sight of me. "I
iave been waiting for you."
I accompanied her to ner room,
"Well," she began, as soon as the door
was closed behind us, "the worst has hap
pened, as I suppose you know. Mr. Pair
child has spoken to you, has he not?"
"Ah? Then you, too, know about it?" I
"Miriam has just told me the whole
"What does she say?"
"That Mr. Pairchild has asked her to be
his wife. That she loves him and has ac
cepted him conditionally, that is, upon
"She says she loves him?"
"She says she loves him with all her
heart. She savs she is as happy as the dav
.is.Jorrg. She doesn't dream that you will
JjBve any .hesitation about consenting."
"For a little while we were silent At last,
"Well, brother, what are you going to do?'s
my sister asked.
"That is what I wish to advise with you
"Have you given no answer to Mr. Pair
child?" "I have said to him that I must take time
for consideration and for consultation with
"Well, it is a most difficult dilemma."
"But you have got to make up your mind
one way or the other. It is cruel to keep
them in suspense."
"I know that, my dear sister."
"Doou mean to say yes or no?"
"That's justit That's just the difficulty."
"But it is a difilculty which must be set
tle3. You will have to say one of the two."
"How dare I say yes? What right have
Xto say no?"
"They love each other. It is their life
.happiness which is at stake."
Exactly, exactly. Therefore, if I say no,
it will be to condemn them both to great
misery, and misery which they have done
nothing to deserve."
"It certainly wilL It will break Miriam's
heart. And what reason can you give tor
'refusing? It will be all the harder for
them, because it will seem to them so un
reasonable, so unjustifiable. They will
feel that it is an act of wanton cruelty on the
part of a selfish old man."
"I know it, I know it," I groaned. "And
yet, on the other hand, if I say js " I
"If you say yes, you will assure to them
the greatest happiness their hearts can de-
:But how dare I say yes, without sharing
with Pairchild the secret of Miriam's past?"
"Surely, brother, you cannot purpose do
ing that" ,
'No, indeed. Bat without doing that,
how can I honorably permit him to make
her his wife."
"It is a choice of evils. You must choose
the lesser of the two."
"Precisely. But the trouble' is to de
termine which is the lesser of the two de
ceit or cruelty 1"
"Porgive me, my dear brother, for re
minding you of it; but had you listened to
my warning in the first place, this, painful
alternative would never have come about"
. "What could I do? You yourself agreed
with me that I could not forbid Pairchild
the house. And so long as he had the run
of the house, how could I prevent him and
Miriam meeting ? And meeting constantly,
as they did. I suppose it wasinevitable that
they should come to love each other.
There's no use reproaching me, no use re
gretting the past What was bound to hap
pen happened. That is the whole truth
"I did not intend to reproach von
'brother. J merely wished to sav that since
you, in a manner, have been responsible for
.uieusic ui uiiugs mat nag come 10 pass
since in other words, you neglected to take
Klch action as would have prevented that
seems as it you were now under a moral ob
ligation not to stand between tbem and
their happiness. The time for action was
the outset Since you have allowed things
to go so far, it seems as if you had no right
to forbid their going farther."
"That is to say, you counsel me to con
sent?" "I,do not see how yen can do otherwise
sow. It is too late for you to step in and
"And the point of honor? lam to sup
press the truth? I am to stand still, and
suffer Pairchild to make Miriam his wife,
in ignorance of certain fasts which, ,ifhe
were aware of them, might totally change
"As I said before it is a choice of evils.
That negative deceit does not seem to me so
bad as the alternative of positive cruelty.
Besides, after all, is it not Miriam's right to
decide this matter for herself? What call
have you to do anvthinr bnt stand aside.
t with hands oK, and let her choose her hus-
iwiu ffiHivu uiKIJMBnKJ DHC COU1U fl
wish a better husband than Pairchild. No I
,..., wlth.nt 4.aMrA 0 DL. ..U .
"What you suggest is Jesuitry, pure and
simple." .... ..
"There are emergencies in which Jesuitry
is the only feasible policy."
"Ldo not see how I can do otherwise than
follow your advice. Where is Miriam
"She was in her room when I left her."
"Will you find her and send her Jo me?
Or, rather, bring 'her. You must be pres
Josephine went off. In three minutes she
returned, leading Miriam by the hand.
Miriam's cheeks and throat turned crimson
as she saw me, and she dropped her tyes,
and stood still, waiting.
"My dear," I called, holding out my
She came to me and put her arms around
my neck, and buried her face in my shoul
der. "So this young rascal of a sculptor has
asked you to be his wife?" I began.
"Yes," she murmured, scarcely louder
than a whisper.
"Well, what answer have you given
"I said I loved him.
"Ah? You said you loved himl But
about becoming his wife did you say yes
"I said he must ask you."
"Mel But it isn t 1 whom he has solic
ited in marriage. Why should he ask
"I told him I could not marry without
"And suppose I should withhold my con
sent?" "I should be very unhappy."
"Bnt I don't see what my consent mat
ters, after all. It is for you to decide. You
are of full age. I have no right to forbid
you. Now, then, what are you going to
"I said I would be his wife, unless you
"Well, 1 suppose you must keep your
word. Go fetch the rogue hither."
She hugged me and kissed me; and said
"Oh, mv darling uncle, you are the best
man in the world," and then she began to
cry; and then to laugh through her tears.
And at last she went oft to seek out her
lover, and to convey to him the joyful
They were married on the lDth day of
December, and that same afternoon they set
sail for Havre aboard the steamship La
Tonraine, to pass six months abroad. Anx
iously did Josephine and I count the days
that must elapse before the post would bring
us their first letter; and little did we dream
what ominous news that letter would con
tain. To Be Concluded Next Sunday. 1
Copyright, 1889, by Henry Harland.
All rights reserved.
A DISENCHANTED FEOG.
How tho Bntrachlnn Escaped Being De
Tonred by a Rattlesnake.
Mrs. Bipley. a Southern lady, author of
"Prom Flag to Plag," was, on one occasion,
riding in an ambulance on the Mexican side
of the Bio Grande, when her husband
pointed out a huire rattlesnake, coiled, with
head erect, forked tongue and glistening
He was following, with almost impercept
ible motion, the fitful efforts of a laree fro?.
which was vainly trying to get out of his
way. " '
The snake had fastened his eyes on the
eyes of the frog; the poor creature could
not even wink; he conld not escape the
fascinating gaze. Turning his body, though
not his head, he would make a pitiful little
squeak and a desperate effort to jump; he
learned then, if he never knew it before,
that a frog cannot jump backward.
Every motion he made was accompanied
by a corresponding motion of the wily
serpent. So intent were thev that we
alishted from the vehicle, and Mr. Dodds
stood near wun pistol in nana. .Neither
the snake nor the frog seemed to be aware
of our presence.
At last the head of the snake slowly ap
proached nearer and nearer its victim. The
poor frog gave one despairing croak, that
sounded almost human in its agony, and
leaped into the distended jaws of the snake.
At the same instant Mr. Dodds fired, and
with such accurate aim that the vertebra
was struck close to the head. The jaws sud
denly relaxed and fell open, and out sprang
the trog. If ever a irog made haste to get
away, that frog was the one.
He was out of his enchantment and out
of sight in a moment. The 13 rattles that
tipped the tail of the snake remained in my
possession for many years.
A FEMALE BOOK AGEhTS POCKET.
A ConTenlent Receptacle That Aids Her
New York Sun.l
Pemale book agents who know their bus
iness have a clever arrangement for conceal
ing in their skirts their sample book and
all other traces of their business. Their
skirt is slit at one side as though for a huge
pocket, but instead of a pocket attached to
the skirt which would inevitably bulge out
or pull the skirt down when loaded with a
heavy book, there is a sort of bag hung be
neath the dress from a strap that passes over
A. very large book slipped through the
slit in the skirt into the bag leaves no out
ward trace, and with her implements thus
concealed the book agent can gain access
almost anywhere, no matter how close the
scrutiny of bell boy or servant
KO KECESSITI FOE APPEAL.
He Was Defeated In a taw Case Tet Per
Detroit Free Press.
"Let's see," he said as he met a friend at
the postoffice yesterday, "didn't you have a
lawsuit the other day?"
"Who beat you?"
"The other man."
"And are von going to carry it np?"
"Oh, no. I settled it."
"After court adjourned I gave him the
all-fircdest licking a man ever got, and .1
don't want to be mean and appeal the
case besides." .
A Swiss Invention Which Is Cheap, Dur
able and Incombustible.
A Swiss inventor has perfected a method
of making artificial boards, and is advo
cating their use in building. They are
made of a mixture of plaster of naris and
reeds, pressed into shape by hydraulic pro
cess. The material has the advantage of
incombustibility and lightness, and will
resist the warping action of atmospheric
No Donbt of It.
Newly Arrived Missionary I have no
doubt, mv unregenerale brethren, that you
will be greatly benefited and strengthened
by my stay among yoa.
uoorus ot unregenerate .brethren (with
I eaphasis) You bet! Life.
CLARA BELLE'S CHAT.
I - -
Women's Clnbs Sprinsring Up like
Mushrooms at the Metropolis.
SOROSIS AKD ITS 'SUCCESSORS.
How the Imitation Aristocrats Are WMling
the Hours Away.
DOINGS OF A BRILLIANT BAEONESS
rconnzsrosDExci or tiixdispatcii.j
New Yoke, May 18. "What, my dear,
going out again?"
"And pray why not t? There is a meet
ing of the home committee at the club. But
nevermind, if you will stay at home this
afternoon, I'll take you with me next Thurs
day, which is 'gentlemen's day at the Blue
If New York society has not yet reached
this point, let no misogynist lay the flatter
ing unction to 'his soul that such a point
will not be reached, and that very speedily
too. Women's clubs in this big town are
increasing at the rate of a half dozen a year,
and their scope covers every object that is
known in feminine society. There is the
social, literary, religious, musical, sewing,
charitable, athletic, industrial, cooking, an
and the directory man only knows whaf
others. There are over 60 such clubs for
women now established in New York. Some
like the Sorosis are hale, hearty and pros
perous, while many of the others are strug
gling through a precarious and rather un
healthy babyhood, beset by many perils,
and weighted down by a bewildering host
of juvenile tribulations, such as no real in
fant, outside of a'museum, even managed to
GEOWTH OP SOBOSIS.
The oldest woman's club in the world is
the Sorosis. It has grown stronger year by
year during the 24 years of its existence.
Before Sorosis was. established the wildest
dreams of the fair sex did not include a club
for women. After it was born others soon
came to bear it company. To form a club
for women was found to be a comparatively
easy matter after all, and pluck joined with
money and social influence were enthusi
astically enlisted in support of the. move
ment Mrs. D. G. Croly and 14 other clever and
practical women who had already made
reputations in the fields usually given over
to men, formed the club partly as an experi
ment and partly to prove to the male jour
nalists of New York that their sisters ot the
pen had spirit and ability and fine inde
pendence. Their success is a matter of his
tory. Soon after Sorosis came her sister,
the Boston Woman's Club, the second in
the world. After that the brood increased
with prodigious frnitfnlness, and were all
of the progeny alive to-day there would be
more women's than men's clubs recorded on
the back pages of the city directory.
The Pot Luck Club is one of the best
known of the social sisterhoods. It is de
signed to comfort and extoll the virtues of
those housekeepers who have received un
kind criticism trom their lords and masters.
At the Pot Luck meetings certain members
contribute evidence of their culinary skill
for the delectation of their sisters, and woe
be it to the luckless husband whose sneers
have not been borne out by the judgment of
this somewhat captions jury.
SOME OTHEB CLUBS.
There are both male and female Pot Luck
ers, and both sides of the controversies re
ceive'impartial consideration. But happily
Pot Luckers as a rule have kindly disposi
tions, and disputes are rare. Among the
best known members are "Jennie June,"
Bichard Henry Stoddard, the poet; Ella
Wheeler Wilcox. Joaquin Miller. Edmund
Clarence Stedman, Mrs. John Bigelow and I
JUontague .warts. i.ne meetings are de
lightful treats, and the outsider who is for
tunate enough to be favored with an invita
tion has a different idea of Pot Luck than
he has ever had before.
"Mrs. John Sherwood's Club" is the name
commonly given to the Causerie de Lundi.
It would be difficult to classify this fashion
able organization any more aptly. Mrs.
Sherwood is the President, and the club dis
cusses the same sort of topics that Mrs.
Sherwood has been kind enough to discuss
in the public press fpr these many yeare
back. Women and women's doings are
talked about discursively, etiquette and
rules for deportment are laid down didacti
cally and the great world of society is saved
regularly once a fortnight, or oftener when
the club meets more frequently.
The Athletic Club, which is composed of
stalwart healthy and. wealthy vouns women
from Murray Hill, Staten Island and other'
m&muuauie localities, as &a ouigrowm oi
the Recreation Club. The latter organiza
tion hastio permanent quarters. It meets
once a month for business in the drawing
room of one of the members and again on
every Wednesday mornjng for recreation.
The members take their recreation in walk
ing. Central Park, Harlem, Washington
Heights, and even New Jersey are tramped
over, laughed over and chatted over by the
prettiest, freshest faced, strongest limbed
Sot of young Amazons that the town of the
Knickerbockers has ever seen.
LADIES AS ATHLETES.
The Athletic Club grows from the organic
zation, and like all aftermaths is much
more pretentious than its predecessor. It is
building a clubhouse with a handsomely ap
pointed gymnasium, and all the belongings
of the gymnast's craft There the members
will race and wrestle, swing on long ringed
ropes suspended from the ceiling, "skin the
cat" on the horizontal bar, broaden their
shoulders between the parallels, raise great
lumps on their arms in the dumb bell de
partment, and polish off their circus course
of training by haying a round with soft
gloves and the sand, bag, and a scientific
bout with the foils and the lencmg master.
The modish young woman of the next gen
eration will not be a clnb woman, but she
will Be able to settle her disputes touch in
the same way that clubmen do their'snow
when the provocation and the occasion
seems to require it
Besides these there are art and minor
literary clubs almost without nnmber. The
history of many of these is too well known
to need even a passing mention.' Among
the best known charitable and industrial
clubs are the Kindly, Mizpah and Emma
Lazarus. Each of these does a noble and
benevolent work. This partial list would
be grossly incomplete were some of the many
eccentric clnbs left unmentioned. There is
Hereditary, Clio, Meridian, Science of Life,
Spiritualist, Germ of Season, Struggle for
Truth, Socialist, Communist, Sociologic and
the Woman's True Priend. Queer names.
Yes, and queer objects the have too. If
men may have their Lamas, Thirteens and
Growlers, why not women their Germs of
Beason and Struggle for Truth?
What are the Pifth avenue pretentialr do
ing? Perhaps vou don't know even what a
pretential is. Well, that is a new name for
a New York imitation aristocrat. It is be
tween season now, and social dullness
reigns. The most notable commotion is for
Martha Washington tea sets, and so de
termined is Mme. Elite to have a replica
that orders are being made from magazine
cnts. Mrs. Alexander Hamilton has a
genuine colonial sngar basket, and reason
ably enough declines to loan it, for once the
silversmith had it in his possession the
stockHDuld flood the city, and the dupli
cates belittle the original. Still the demand
maintains itself, and whoever can reproduce
the coveted basin, cream jug or teapot, can
have his own price in exchange.
In the way o! .household whims, Mrs.
William Astor has an Esquimaux corner.
This quaintest of Interior angles is made by
hanging three rods across a corner so that
when strung with animal rugs the feiche is
completely fur lined. There is a rug .on the
loor, and one or more on the seat or divan,
and when - the "portiers are drawn back the
effect is charming. This snuggery may be
made in black bear, leopard skin, or white
bear, bnt it is no trifle, for unless the rugs
are genuine the house and everybody in it
will be in a moulting condition. Mrs. Cor
nelius Vanderbilt, now abroad, has in
her New York hous one of these corner
effects, after the Turkish, richly hung, and
lit with a jeweled lantern. Tho wile of
Dr. Harvey Pew also has one perfumed
rltb. Oriental incense of ravishing sweet
ness. Here the beautiful girl friends of the
hostess who come up from Alabama, Mis
sissippi and the Carolinas to visit are fre
quently seen, each with as many admirers
as the snnggery will accommodate.
A NEW TTSE POE CAEDS.
It has come to a point now when the
height of elegant haste is shown in visiting
card correspondence. Mm. W. W. Asfor,
it is said, answers more than half her mail
on calling cards, beginning the communica
tion on the face of the card, and in the third
person, and reaching a finish before the
space on the back gives ont The idea is
realjy not a bad one, for too many letters
are sent and far too much written in them.
Of course, small envelopes are used, and
the message stamped and sealed. Apropos
of cards, do you know that New York's
Fwellest ministers send out three-ply bits of
pasteboard announcing their coming? In
deed, yes, and the announcement is timely,
as "not at home" is construed into a
dubious compliment. These fcrospel lights
have their own idea about the wording of
the cards which with the elimination of the
sacred title would pass for an informal re
At the theaters and in the park a, woman
of blonde beautv has been attracting much
attention throughout the season. She is the
Baroness Blanc, and the very big and hand
some young man who forms one ot the large
group of masculines that is ever about the
fair creature is the hnsband, Monsieur le
Baron. Folki used to doubt his right to
the titla, but that has been settled. He is
a .real Baron. At the play the Baroness is
particularly conspicuous for her exquisite
toilets, each one of which figures only upon
a single occasion. She sits invariably in
the front chair of a box, gazing interestedly
at the performance while the curtain is up,
and over the audience between the acts. A
man of some sort is always whispering into
her ear. She smiles occasionally, and taps
him with her fan when he is' especially
clever. The woman's face is not surpris
ingly beautiful. It is only striking because
its complexion is somewhat heightened by
rouge, and the hair above it is bleached to 'a
brilliant yellow. Her figure is slight and
stylish, and her costumes are unexception
able. A BRILLIANT BAEONESS.
On pleasant afternoons the baroness
drives a pair of chestnut cobs in a phaeton
ont over the park. At her feet lies a huge
mastiff. A groom perches behind her.
Sometimes there is a man at her side. Ev
erybody turns to look at her, for her hair
gleams in the sun, her hat is a wonder of
gorgeous millinery, and she handles her
reins and whip like a thoronghbred. She
always urges her ponies to a spanking gait
and whirls by all the lumbering hacks and
barouches on the road with a great showing
of disdain and jingling harnesses.
In ""the theaters, the park, and cafes, the
baroness is ever brilliant tp the eye and un
doubtedly depleting to the purse." She cuts
the greatest dash of any young woman in
New York, and besides enjoying all the ex
travagant embellishments that go with daily
and nightly entertainmenther establishment
is noted for its luxury and prodigality. In
her house on Pifth avenue the best of sup
pers, the best of wines, and the best of all
good cheer find generous dispensation.
In view of this, someone asked the ques
tion the other night, how Monsieur le Baron
with an income that might supply his
household with its orchids and gaslight, but
nothing more of its richness managed to
keep such a bright eye and ruddy cheek
over the dazzling life his wife is leading
him throngh. Such questions as these in
New York are never squarely answered.
A WOMAN TO AVOID.
She Can Ehoot the Cork Oat of a Bottle
at Twenty Face.
New York San.l
A self-acting six-shooter can hardly be
considered a fitting ornament tor a bouboir,
especially when its chambers are filled with
deadly 32-caliber cartridges; yet that is one
of the most prominent articles in the bed
room of a Brooklyn woman.
"It serves several good purposes," she
said the other day to an astonished friend.
"It is a weapon of defense against burglars,
and a good one in my hands, for I can shoot
the cork out of a bottle at 20 paces. It also
keeps my servants from disturbing my
things. They won't go near it for the world,
and all I have to do to keep them away is
to place it in plain sight right on my table
or bureau. They will walk around the
room a dozen times rather than approach
within three feet of my revolver."
HE WANTS HIS NEWS FBESH.
A Greenland Governor Gets His Papers
Onco a Year and Reads One a Day.
The Governor of tho Danish colony of
Greenland receives by the ship which
brings him his annual supplies, copies of
the daily papers of Copenhagen for the year
preceding. He arranges these papers in the
order of their dates, and then quietly and
calmly reads a paper each day, just as
thongh it was fresh from the press.
He is sometimes strongly tempted to peer
into futurity by reading some papers ahead
when he comes across interesting news; but
he resists the temptation, no matter how
anxious he is to know the fate of some
measure. One day's paper for each day is
his rnle; and so at the end of the year he is
thoroughly familiar with the news of the
HIGH AET IN OHIO.
A Canton Girl Climbs n Treo to Have Her
Canton (O. ) Democrat. J
Yesterday at 430 P. ir. the outer air re
porter saw a fascinating and novel sight
in the hillside woods, just beyond tlie Union
Brewery. It was where the underbush was
the thickest and most luxuriant and where
the doe-wood blossoms made the trees look
like billows of white wood. There stood
an amateur photograph artist with his
camera, and there about 15 feet distant,
up a tree, was one of our Canton belles.
She was standing fn the midst of the
snowy bloom of a dog-wood tree, on a lmb
about 10 feet from the ground, having her
photograph taken. It was a sweet and
blnshmg picture, when our reporter got his
He Meant It for a Compliment.
Mrs. Livermore humorously tells this
about herself: She went to a town in Maine
to deliver a lecture. A young minister, who
felt greatly his importance in having to in
troduce so large a light, announced her in
these words: "Ladies and gentleman, you
haye all heard of the illustrious man across
the water, so beloved by his people, and
who is known by the sobriquet of the 'Grand
Old Man.' I have now; the pleasure of intro
ducing to you a lady Beloved in Boston, and
known there 'as the 'grand old woman'l"
Did ever a committee man say anything
quite so malapropos?
A Sleeting of the Anti-Docking Clnb.
President The neigh hayia it JAJt,
SOTDAX MA.Y "19, '
IS DANCING SINFUL?
Rev. George Hodges Discusses the
Question of Amusements.
WHAT IS WICKED AND WHAT PURE
Must he Left to the Discrimination of the
OUE HOMES MUST BE MADE ATTBACTITE
, HV KITTEN rOB TID! DISPATCH.!
Amusements fall into three classes.
Some are confessedly evil; they are bad all
the way through. 'We put them out of the
case at once. Some are confessedly inno
cent; nobody obj ects to them, we put them
out of the case also. But other amusements
are under certain conditions good, and un
der other conditions bad. It is with these
doubttnl amusements, accordingly, that we
have to deal. Most people would agree to
put into this doubtful class, and mark with
the sign of question, card playing, dancing
and attendance at the theater. Everybody
will allow that circumstances may be im
agined under which all three of these may
be harmful and sinful, while under other
circumstances, which most people can im
agine, they may all be wholly free from
evil. Here enters the duty of discrimina
tion. But whose duty is this? Who shall dis
criminate, the Christian or the church? The
question concerns the very nature and prov
ince of the Christian religion.
The Christian religion differs from all
other religions of the race, and is higher and
diviner than any, in that it proceeds upon
the principle of regenerating men from
within out. It begins at the heart. It does
not deal with the small details of life, say
ing thou shalt do that thing in this way, and
'this thing in that way. But it states cer
tain great truths and puts upon our own
selves the responsibility of applying them.
Christianity does not forbid Blavery; it con
tents itself with teaching a blessed princi
ple, which, when once men understand it,
MAKES SLAVERY IJirOSSBLE.
Christianity does not forbid the drinking
of liquor, but it establishes snch principles
as that, when man learns this, drunkenness
is driven out. Christianity does not forbid
any one to go to a theater, or to play at
cards, or to dance; Christ leaves the matter
of discrimination in these things to us.
The Church is wise to be content, following
the Master, to teach such great truths about
the sacredness of time, about the sanctity of
the body, and the purity of the mind, about
the great purposes of lite. That whoever un
derstands them and they are not hard to
understand will be able to regulate his own
conduct for himself.
And, If you think of it, you will see that
no other waycau men be genuinely and per
manently reformed or uplifted. Men will
not be driven. Men to whom God has given
minds and will it is an insult to try to
govern them like animals. Men must be
convinced. They must be touched at the'
heart. Their will must not ho forced but
persuaded, not worsted but won. And just
(his, the Christian religion, in exact propor
tion as it follows the mind of the Master,
endeavors to accomplish.
Thus, I believe, should the Christian
teacher approach to-day the subject of
amusements. May I dance? May I attend
the theater? May I play cards? Peoplfc
are all the time asking the question, and the
answer is yes and no. The questioner
must answer his own question. Everybody
must discharge his own duty of discrimi
nation. YOTJ MUST DECIDE.
If these amusements agree with you; if
they are for the health of your soul, as good
food is for the health of your body; if they
do not harm, but help you, choose them.
You know that you have no right to waste
your time and no right to injure your
health. Ton know what manner of men
God wonld have us be not foolish, or frivo
lous, or useless, but having a high and cor
rectpurposein life, resolutely determined for
His honor and glory, and for the good of
our fellowmen to make the most of our
selves, realizing our responsible position
with heaven above and hell be
neath. You know what the Lord
wants everybody to put first, before
every other duty, before every other en
gagement, before every pleasure the King
dom oi uoa ana xiis rigmeousness. xou
know what kind of an earnest, purposeful,
self-sacrificing life, our Lord Jesus Christ
came and lived and died that we might
live. You know the glory and the blessing
of a highideal.apurecharacter.an unstained
conscience. You know that amusement
belongs to the side of life, is not of surpass-
I ing consequence, ought not to enter very
ODtrusiveiy one way or tne oiner wun ine
ethics of earnest men, belongs more "to the
childhood than to the strength, manhood
and maturity of life. And, knowing this,
the duty of discrimination ought not to be
SO TEBT DIFFICULT.
Try this test. At night look back upon
the day. Count up the moments spent in
amusement, and if you can honestly thank
God for all the pleasure of the day, you
have drawn the line of discrimination upon
the righteous side.
But all the amusements of the world are
social. They take two or three more.
And so you have somebody else to think of
besides yourself. So comes in another ele
ment in this duty of discrimination. You
have to consider the influence of your ex
ample. We are too much In the habit, I am
afraid, of thinking of this matter of ex
ample in only one way. We regard it from
the side of danger. It would be better if
we considered it more often from the side of
opportunity. It is1 true that what may not
barm us may harm our brother, and sowe
must give it up for his sake. But isn't it
true on the other side that social life is an
immense opportunity for good? May not
amusement possibly mean duty?
Sunnose that Christian people were to
keep out of the world altogether what
would become of the world and of them?
Suppose that Christian people could
Christianize the world's amusements. How
that would change the whole spirit oi the
world! In his own place each Christian of
us may do his small endeavor toward that.
I do not know a surer way by which well
meaning people may turn those amusements
which may be good or majr be bad, accord
ing to conviction, into actions which
WILL HEVER DE GOOD,
bnt will be bad under all circumstances,
than by avoiding those amusements by bay
ing nothing to do with them, by leaving
tbem to the rogues, and thereby insinuating
that all are rogues who join in them. That
was a wise thing which Luther, or Wesley,
or some other good man said, who objected
to letting the devil have all the good music.
We ought to object to letting the devil have
anything which has in it nny possibility of
good, any possibility of honest pleasure.
Much of the conventional attitude of the
Christian toward the world is simply the at
titude of unconditional surrender surren
der to the devil. Dancing is surrendered to
the devil; the theater is surrendered to the
devil. "What a grievous and unfortunate
Charles Kingsly said a true and wise word
when he declared that there enough real sins
in this world already without manufacturing
There is a cry in society to-day that the
most needed social and religious reforms are
those which concern the family. "We need
a reformation ot honsehold religion. One
of the signs of this need is the fact that our
?treets after dark are filled with boys
earning no good. "Why are they not at
home? I am afraid that the reason is that
HOME 13 NOT ATxEACTITi:.
I am afraid that they seek the pleasure of
the streets because they have fathers and
mothers who are forgetting- the blessed in
fluence of amusement. I tell you that if
dancing and card-playing can make home,
pleasant and keep young boys and girls con.
tented by the side of their parents, then
dancing and card-playing are so far a part
of religion itselt.
No cause ever made progress bynegations.
It is not enongh to put the evil away, yoa
must put the good in. Indeed, you can
never put the evil out, save by the expulsive
influence of the good. It is of small use to
denounce, any form of even questionable
amusement. Denunciation never did any
good to anybody. The only way to pnt
down evil amusements is to encourage good
ones. The only way to keep young people
from amusing themselves in harmful ways
is to provide helpful amusements. The only
way to bring out the better element in those
amusements, which may .be either good or
bad, is to make them Christian by the influ
ence of Christians. Geobqe Hodges.
OLD 8UPEESTITI0N8 DEFIED.
Good Lack Follows the Nnmber 13-Be-ranrkable
Various people haye superstitions about
coincidences. There is a newspaper man
on the Bow who swears by the number 13.
There are 13 letters in his name. All his
ancestors, so far as he knows, were blessed
with the same number of letters. He was
born on the 13th of the month, always buys
a lottery ticket when the drawing comes
on the 13th, starts his enterprises on Fri
day, and wears opas for luck. His friends
cheerfully expect him to walk off a roof,
get killed by lightning, or meet with some
terrible accident, but he is blissfully se
rene. Speaking of the 13 scare, a party of
newspaper men gave one of their number a
dinner at an uptown hotel last year. About
the time for sitting down it was discovered
that there would be 13 at the table. One
of the men refused to stay. He left in
.order, he said, to break, the hoodoo. So
only 12 sat down, wnnin two montns tne
timid one lost his position. And did the
rest stay on? Oh, no. Of all that gallant
12 only two remained in the positions they
To come back to coincidences. "W. H.
Thorne says that he was walking up a
street in Yokohama, back in the '60s,
when he saw a man coming down the
street whose appearance was familiar. A
few seconds later he was shaking hands
with his brother Charles, who he supposed
was in New York.
Once the writer came into the Post local
room and started to speak of a gentleman
whom he hadn't seen for ten years, and who
was presumably 1,000 miles away, when a
gentleman turned around, and lo, there
was the object of his remarks.
HYPNOTISM IN DENTISTRY.
A Doctor Proposes the Substitution of mes
merism for Anaesthetics.
Albany Argm.l . ,
Tne closing session of the State Dental
Society was held in the Common Council
chamber this morning. A paper was read
by Dr. Charles L. Lang, of New York, on
"Mesmerism and its Therapeutical Appli
cations." Its closing paragraphs were as
"As applied to dentistry, I believe that
the chief use will be found in the sugges
tive effect in quieting neuralgia and the ex
cess of pain due to fear of long operations,
rather than in its ansesthetio effect. In order
to produle anaesthesia profound enough to
allow the extraction of a tooth, the subject
must be an unusually sensitive one, and tbe
danger and annoyance would be less from
that ideal anesthetic for these short opera
tions than nitrous oxide. Like many
other valuable remedies, as opium, alcohol,
wine, quinine, etc., hypnotism must he
handled by those trained to study its
phenomena, and to guard against trouble
each operator should never hypnotize a sub
ject without his formal consent, or the con
sent of those in authority over him. Never
give to the hypnotized subject any other
suggestion than those necessary lor his
case, unless he has given his consent pre
viously. Never induce sleep, except in the
presence oi a third party."
THE DUDE FIXED HIM.
The Contents of a SnnlTBox Used to Stoo
a Dog Fight.
In a crowded city street an ill-natured
mastiff seized a little dog by the throat and
began viciously shaking him. A crowd
soon gathered. "Words, blows and kicks
failed to make the mastiff let go his "hold.
The little dog was howling piteonsly. At
this juncture, when the lookers-on were
wondering what to do, a young man, ex
quisitely dressed, came along. He at once
comprehended the situation.
"Leave him to me," he said. "I can
There was an incredulous laugh from the
crowd, and cries of, "The dude's herel"
"Thinks he's smart'n the rest on us!" "Let
the dude fix himl" and the like.
The young man drew from his pocket a
silver snuffbox, and held a pinch ot snuff
under the mastiff's nose.
The powder soon did its work. The big
dog began sneezing vigorously, and of
course had to open his mouth. He dropped
the little dog and took to his heels, fright
ened and ashamed, his tail drooping like a
The crowd broke into a round of ap
plause; the young man smiled and went on
WHENCE COME THE FLIES.
The Deeendnnis of One Insect Nnmber Over
800,000 In a Few Months.
From where do all the flies come? The
question is often asked, and seldom re
ceives as satisfactory an answers as has
been given by a cotemporary: The com
mon fly lays more than 100 eggs, and the
time from egg-laying to maturity is only
about two w eeks. Most of us have studied
geomelrical progression. Here we see it
illustrated. Suppose one fly commences
"to multiply and replenish the earth" about
June 1. June 15, if all lived, would give
Suppose 75 of these are females, July 1
wonld give us, supposing no cruel wasp or
other untoward circumstances to interfere,
11,250 flies. Suppose 5,625 of these are fe
males, we might have July 15, 843,720 flies.
For fear of bad dreams I will not calculate
what might be by September 15.
Silk Fiber Without Silk Worms.
It is reported that a process has been in
vented for extracting silk fiber from tbe
mulberry leaf without the intervention of
the silk worm. The quality of the silk ob
tained is declared to be equal to the best
silk-worm product. It is an American in
vention, and if successful, as is anticipated,
will work a revolution in the production of
Justify "What's the oharge?
Complainant I ain't dead sure; but from
th' feelin' I reckon tie mnst'r used buck
shot, y'r honor. Puck.
HOW TO . KEEP COOL
Shirley Dare Gives the Ladie3 Ad
vice Upon Summer Apparel.
S0M COOL AHD EASI GARMENTS.
New Yorkers let Oat Their Hoasecleaning
BEADTTHIHIS FOE MEN AND HAIDENS
IWK1T1MI3T TOB TBI DISPATCH.!
A centennial summer is predicted by wise,
ones who remember the general broil at
Philadelphia in 1876. It is warm enough
now to take a saving interest in light under
clothes. It depends on how people dress
and how they eat whether they suffer from
hot summers or not.
A very luxury of comfort is shown in the
underwear of the season, beginning with the
handknit silk jerseys in delicate shades of
azare, cream, gobelin, lavender and Nile
greens to suit the toilet, for the undervest
shows through the delicate bengalines,
and veilings of the dress. These
pretty silk vests, with deep pointed fronts
and squares of guipure crochet.-are worn
oyer the corset, which to suit the compact
style of corsage is next the skin or over a
gauze vest, to keep the corset steels from
rusting by perspiration. Tbe silk slip of a
jersey fits like a glove over tbe short lace
stays, taking the place of the cambric
chemise. Corsets are reduced to a minimum
and comfort dawns for their wearer?, -who
reduce their embonpoint by knitted webs
and bands which stretch to support the bust
and hips with few or no bones. The Greek
corset worn with the Becamier dress is noth
ing more than a broad band of seamed knit
ting in lislethread, which holds the figure in
shape like the classic ceintnre. The nurs
ing corset with knit front prevents the ruin
of stays and good dresses in the nursery.
These knit corsets are exceedingly
COOL AND EAST
fitting. Between you and me, I should not
like to inquire how long a fashionable girl
will wear a 55 French corset without send
ing it to the cleaners, for washing, you
know, spoils its perfect set, and French
cleaning' is expensive. "With the smooth,
slim" French polonaise, the slenderest
amount of closely-fitting underwear is im
perative, but with a directoire dress one
slip's on along chemise of white India wash
ing silk, whose lower lace and ruffles serve
as the first skirt. Fullness about the hips
is forbidden, and the long opera stocking of
silk or thread, reaching nearly to ,the hip,
does away with other than the short silk or
cambric drawers, mostly lace frills and in
sertion. Beady-made silk underwear in white and
tints is found in quantity in every shop of
consequence at prices from S3 for a chemise
and 57 for a nightgown. They are simply
made in fine cluster tueks with leather
stitching between and on the collars and
cuffs. Ladies say they wear the silk as an
economy, for it can be washed in a hand
basin with a teaspoonful of ammonia in the
water, well rinsed, wrung in a towel not
to fray the silk, shaken to take tbe wrinkles
out and dried to put on next morning. Half
the women at hotels wash their own silk jer
seys and slips in this way, and any fine day
you can see the lace kerchiefs drying against
the glass in the windows of the "Fifth Ave
nue Hotel, after their owners have washed
them, in the toilet basin, unwilling to trust
them to laundresses. It is singular how
often a laundress has a neighbor who keeps
a calf or a puppy with an appetite for eat
ing up fine lace handkerchiefs and under
wear. And then the silk things are so much
t ui.- Ir -.if . ,BS mncn
healthier If worn without ironing, women
e,v flant T2"1tl.r. E?mma fPhtraV,.. (.nil
tEmma Abbott, it is said, never have their
linen) flannels or silks ironed, because it dis
turbs the electrical state of the fabric next
the skin. Silk nightgowns are worn by
rheumatic people, and some go so far a to
sleep on feather beds in silk tickine sheets
and coverlet, to get the full benefit of the
A HOT WEATHER JEfcSEY.
Women of moderate tastes, however, are
content with the jersey wear of baloriggan
thread, in extra length, which does away
with the chemise except for occasions, to
the great relief of the family laundry. The
beauty of this jersey wear is that it can be
washed in five minutes at night, and one
may have the lnxury of absolutely fresh
clothes every morning, which reduces the
discomfort of summer quite bearable. The
secret of keeping cool is dressing light and
keeping clean. Women, as a ruU, do not
emulate the rich bachelors at the Windsor
who change their shirts three to five times
a day in summer, bnt no one is refined who
can go without a change of clean clothes
daily, with the mercury at 85.
An improvement in corsets is the rubber
cord lacing, an eighth of an inch thick,
which renders the back more pliant and
easy to the figure. Tbe rubber lacing lasts
well, unless one perspires very much, the
acids of perspiration always attacking rub
ber. The little quilted skirts of silk crape
flounced with lace, with a white moire bow
on one knee are kept for the seaside where
the fair wearers mnst guard against cramp
and rheumatism, but for town the light
striped silk and wool flannel skirt is worn
with the long black surah petticoat flounced
with Spanish lace or real guipure, which is
not so extravagant as it seems, considering
laundry bills for white skirts.
GBAX LINEN SKIRTS
trimmed with torchon or gray handknit
lace arevvery serviceable, and there are new
mohair flannels in gray stripes from which
tho dust can be beaten, which are desirable
lor traveling. bKirtsor honeycomb linen
crash are very cool, clean and durable, and
make the dress set- well without starch or
springs. This material is destined to be
come very popular for skirts and traveling
dresses as well as for portieres and lounge
covers for summer. When every breadth of
woolen stuff or carpeting, smells unutter
ably in warm weather, the cool linen which
resists dust and soil is most grateful to the
senses, and linen will soon become the only
Linen sheets are simply a necessity ibr
sickness and summer, when they secure re
freshing sleep by their coolness. Consider
ing that they outlast four pairs at l,eost of
cotton, one can hardly object to the cost of
full width Union linen at 40 cents a yard,
or the hemstitched sheets of pure linen at
(4 50 and (5 the pair. Plain hemstitched
pillow cases, of full size, ready laundried.
are 51 50 a pair and upward, and this bed
linen is of -good standard quality and very
well made. Embroidered sheets, with
daisies worked jn linen floss over the quarter
yard of overlay, are ?9 a pair and upward.
Toilet covers in cutwork and Irish point or
embroidered in the charming clusters of
clematis or hydrangeas, which are favorite
designs, a little fine yellow floss introduced
with the effect of gold thread, are $12 to 518.
These also come in old rose, lilac and pale
NOVELTIES IN FABRICS.
Fine French gingham robes are em
broidered in guipure patterns or the French
flower festoons, in white and shaded tints of
the old pink, heliotrope, dark and light
blues and maize color, which are the choice
in washing materials. They cost from $10
to 518. French summer dimity is an old
fabric, like a corded lawn with tiniest
springs delicately flecking the white ground.
Embroidered piques for children's frocks
and ladies' morning dresses show tbe light
French welt which does not shrink, and
soft finish, from 50 cents to 51 a yard.
Fancy piques withitlny dots and cluster
dots in color or white woven dots are 25
The white Brighton cutaway jacket, worn
-at English seaside resorts last year, is the
jauntiest new fashion, eagerly caught up by
women of taste. The cut is the simplest, of
'fine twilled flannel or serge, fastened by a
single button at the throat and over the
black lace dress generally worn for the
promenade is exceedingly chic "White
will be worn by women of all ages for morn
ing and fall dress, and the cream-whita
cashmere, 40 inches wide, at 45 cents a yard,
is favorite fabric.
HOUSEKEZPIH0 ET TOWS
develops many improvements to lighten its
burdens, the latest of which is the House
Cleaning Company1. The company contracts
for the cleaning of an entire house by the
job or day as suits the owner; kalsomining,
cleaning paints, windows', chandeliers and
laying carpets in the very best manner with
business promptness and celerity. The
work is done by colored men, neat and
clever, highly recommended by the best
sort of people, It is a great relief to hand
tbe house over to these quiet dexterousmen,
who proceed to put everything in' perfect
order, shutting up one room at a time to
work in, so that the whole house is cleaned
step by step without the inmates knowing
it. The company furnish thffbest imple
ments and materials, the men know how to
handle valuable mirrors and bric-a-brac,
and if they do ask $100 for doing a, house,
from attic to cellar, iU's worth the money to
be free of the care of looking after ordinary
scrubwomen and carpet men.
Nor does the housekeeper's relief end
here, in city ways. The best families leave
the care of their carpets and hangings for
the snmmer with upholstery firms, who send
a man to collect the costly rugs,cnrtains and
wool tapestries in one large room given up
to the purpose, where everything moths at
tack is treated with camphor and aromatics.
The trusty man visits the house once a
week alL season to beat the curtains and
brush the chain and sofa?, to dislodge
moths which do great mischief in corners
just under the slip covers. Nothing less
than sued care will preserve houses from
the ravages of insects, and tapestry panels
costing not les3 than $90 each and suits of
furniture worth thousands demand costly
care to keep them from Iossv
ANSWERS TO COBEESPONDKSTTS.
UNyoBTCHATE "Will you kindly say" IX
there Is anything a young man can do to Im
prove his complexion, when he Is so situated
that he must eat whatever is placed before
him, or In other words, a young man away
from home and subject to the tender mercies
of a boardlnz house?"
The query is not in tbe least one for smiling
over, indeed I am very glad to have the pleasure
of answering It. Too many bright, ambitious
lads fall in health and die every year, from
want of good air and needed nutrition, too
many mothers' hearts ache over tbe faillns
strength and worn looks ot hopeful lads, and
sisters see themselves worse than widowed in
the wreck of brothers, tenderer, more devoted
ana truer than husbands are. for the question
not to have a very serious side to it. If board
ing bouse keepers conld be made to feel that
theirs is no mere money-making business, but
thattbey are responsible for the lives and
vigor of those who find homes with them, they
might take new interest in their work and
Snd new success In it. No hostess
ought to grudge the trouble neces
sary to set healthy food be
fore her people, to give tbem sound, home
made brown bread three times a day, and well
cooked wheaten grits at least twice a day, mat
ters which would change the tempers of bilious,
dissatisfied boarders by the maelc of health.
Let me advise tbe young man In this case to
pay his board promptly, make as little trouble
in the house as he knows how, and tell his
hostess he wants such and such food as a mat
ter of health, and keep asking for it till he gets
It. Neither vegetables, fruit nor meats can
supply to clerks or business men the strength
of wheat food, which contains phosphates for
the nerves, substance for the muscles, and se
cures the healthy scouring and carrying off oi
waste, which is tbe secret of
A FETE COMPLUJ & -w
Personally the joune man cai, ln-
dow open nights, and toss back
when he rises to 'have bis bed
never sleep in the same body clo.
by day. He should not sleep in
the soiled, sweaty clothes won
soiled socks and stons-smellin
throw off their effluvia and pol
hours. Hang the clothes next
on nails in the sash of an oper
a sound diet is secured. It fsi
erate doses of alternative t
white mustard seed swallo
before breakfast, or as mucl
before each meal is advisa
not to bo had, one finds gr
ia Parched wheat or wl
I TbU parched wheat U
I ..nmlitini .hat Aam.
reeulatlnc that every mot.
her boy supplied with it, anil
as eomuontr &scrac2cera W.
and sale stirred In while browning thfe gu.s
are very relishing, and are the best food for,
sedentary neoDle. The whole wheat should b
nicked clean, washed, dried in tbe wind and
then In a moderate oven, finishing with beat
enough to brown without scorching. The
grain must be spread thinly in a baking pan
and stirred to Orevent burning as coffee or
corn is roasted. A coffee roaster would parch
wheat nicely, and some women to turn an
honest penny conld not do a better thing than
to furnish this In pound and half-pound pack
ages, freshly parched dally or weekly to cos.
C0L0B3 FOE BED-HEADED MEN.
Is there any particular color or colors advis
able for a young man to wear in ties or clothes
who has a sandy complexion? Why is anyono
who has red hair or hair tending to that color
looked down upon or made light of?
The only sensible reason for the disfavor
shown sandy coloring is that it is highly sensi
tive to changes of temperature and health, and
shows ill conditions by unpleasant changes of
hue. Healthy sandy balr always tends to tho
ripe golden hue and clear complexion admired
by all. and accompanying an acuteness of
faculty found in no other organization. Sandy
complexions must be careful about colors of
dress. Pencil gray, rnssett, snuff brown or
deep indigo suits should be chosen, with black
ties dotted with- white or minute color, felt or
straw hats with wide black ribbon, and brown
loves. The light shades of beige or light
rownlsh gray, with hats a little darker, often
look well with sandy skins, and give tbe balr a
les3 obnoxious shade, but the right colors can
only be found by trial Never trya bright blue
or lavender tie, or the mahogany-hued gloves
which retain a singular hold on masculine fancy.
Light people should dress very quietly and care
fully, avoiding all plaids and fancy fashions
though a dark check or hairline gray is well
worn by them. One last suggestion, if sandy
haired men wear tbe hair short and go bare
headed a good deal, it Is very apt to either
darken the color or brighten it to a golden
shade. They should avoid sunburn and use
vaseline on the face at night as scrupulously
as a woman. A good sarsaparilla is an excel
lent spring medicine, but .people seldom take
enough of it. Bootbeer is as safe a form to
take it in as any.
Fttei.e and OTHZBS TJse no salve for
bunions, but wet Item with refined kerosene
night and morning, letting tha oil evaporate.
A doctor advises pourine over the joint after
the shoe is on Fldele's other queries next
Inquiries for tbe toilet mask are answered
personally. Direct Shirley Care, Tribune build
ing. New Xork.
SOME LITTLE MATTEBS.
Nettie J, Freshen surah by sponging with
a teasnoonf ul of household ammonia to a quart
ot water, or with a dessert spoonful of vinegar
J to a pint of water, and press while damp with a
moderately hot iron. The liquid must be weak
or it Is worse than useless.
1). H. H. Buy a pint of taraxacum and man
drake coating, SI 23, which will answer for six
months' use. omitting It every fourth week.
Lda A5D Otbkbs What will keep the skin
from wrinkles when powder Is dally used? Wash
the powder carefully off at night, then apply
the whitest vaseline, any good cold cream or
pure sweet cream, letting it lie on the face and
neck a few minutes and wiping gently with a
soft cloth. Next morning wash the face'nith
very hot water, which contracts tha skin and
wards off wrinkles.
Caekie Fat To soften the complexion and
prevent sunburn, use giycerine diluted in this
way: Pour four spoonfuls of glycerine into a
bottle, cut with one-fourth as much best
cologne and fill with soft water. Bub a spoon
ful of this over the face before going out. A
cosmetic excellent in effect but far from pleas
ant Is buttermilk and oatmeal flakes. Put a
handful! of the flakes, which are steam cooked
and swell rapidlv, into a quart jar filled with acid
buttermilk, stirring welL In ten minutes tho
mixture will be soft paste, which Is spread
on the face and hands and left to dry. when It
If washed off with hot water. The virtues of
this paste In whitening tbe skin, removing tan
and freckles are highly praised by ladles who
have tried it. The sourer tho buttermilk the
betteiyas it is the acid which acts as a deter
gent for the skin. ShibleT Dare.
A Sim of the American Woman.
From the Philadelphia Inquirer J '
"See that lady putting on her gloves,"
said a Frenchman as he stood in front of
the Lafayette Hotel last evening. "Do
you know thats tne nrst means
of recognizing an American lady on
the streets of Paris. We would u sooa
think of buttoning up our vests, or putting
on our ties after leaving the door for a walk
in Paris. Many and many a time we have
ficked out Americans in Paris by that sign,
rather like tbe American girl for it,
though. She looks as if she didn't cue a
Ceat Whoa It pieaseu or uup-eaaeu. f; t
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