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E ONE-LEGGED DWARFS.
,OU2TG Philip had
'just completed his
apprenticeship at a
horseshocr's in the
lcity. when he went
S out into the world to
seek his fortune, and,
if possible, make a
name for himself.
started on his road.
He had not a penny
in his pocket, but he
was, nevertheless, as
jolly as if he had a
large hag filled with
rnlden S20 pieces. In
his knapsack, which hung loosely on his
back, he had nothing but a hammer,' horse
shoe and a few nails. That was all the cap
ital he boasted of.
"What else do I want for a starter?" he
said. "I am young, strong, willing and
hopeful. I have no doubt that success will
come to me, sooner or later. In the mean
time I am not going to worry myself to
death about the future."
The next day Philip felt hungry, 3nd as
he passed a farm house he went in and asked
the larmer whether he had any horses that
"Yes, I have," replied the granger. So
Philip got a job. and when he had fixed the
shoe3ofall the horses on the farm he got
some money and a very good meal for his
work. Then he went away again. In the
evening he entered a deep forest, and here
he threw his knapsack under a tree for a
pillow, laid his head down on it and in a
few seconds he was asleep.
On the following morning i mup van-
tinned his iournev. The road
deeper and deeper into the wood, ana sun
V ..- an9 tn it "Rut he
road straight ahead. "Everything has an
.nrt " he raid, and "it is a short lane that
does not lead out of the wood.
Suddenly he was startled by a lond shriek.
He stopped and listened.
"Hello, stranger, come here and help us!"
he heard distinctly sounding through the
forest He looked around, but saw no one.
Then again he heard the same words. Now
lie thought he had caught the direction of
the sound, and following it he came at last
upon a verv curious sight In the middle
of a deep hollow, between two enormous big
oak trees, he noticed three dwarfs tied to
gether with a big rope. As he looted closer
lie observed that each of them had only one
"What is the matter with you?" asked
Philip, who was no more afraid of three
one-legged dwarfs than he would have been
of three two-legged giants.
"What is the matter?" they retorted.
Can't you see that we cannot move ? Come
and cut this rope 1"
Philip immediately jumped into the hol
low, took his knife 'lrom his pocket, and
liberated the dwarfs. "How you are all
right, I guess," he said, after he had fin
ished, "Oh, no; not yet Can't you see that we
cannot walk on'one leg ? Over there in the
oak tree you will find our crutches; please
go and get them 1" Philip also complied
with this request of the little men. and
when he handed them their crutches, they
seemed to be the happiest dwaris alive.
"You have been verv kind to us," the
three said, "and we will now give you your
A JWcnd in JV'eed.
reward. Kneel down before us, look down
on the ground, and do not move until we
hid you to."
Philip knelt very obediently. He was
curious to know what they would do with
him. However, before he was able to realize
what was going to hapsen, the three dwarfs
lifted up their crutches and administered
three very severe strokes on theyoung man's
back. 2Jo sooner had he felt the blows than
he jumped up trom his knees, and looking
at the three imps in a menacing manner, he
said: "You ungrateful wretches, now you
With these words he rnshed at the
dwaris, when all of them cried: "Stop,
stop, and let us explain!" "Those three
strokes on your back," said one of them,
"are our rewards. The stroke from my
crutch will make you invulnerable to any
weapon, the stroke from this brother of
mine will make you fire-proof,and the third
stroke made yon water-proof. In other
words, you cannot be wounded, you cannot
be burned, and you cannot be drowned."
Philip was much astonished when he
heard this. "Why did you not tell me so
before? I would have been glad to receive
those strokes. .However, I am much obliged
to you. Goodby. Then he went awav, and
the one-legged dwarfs departed also.
The following day Philip reached the
end of the forest, and after he had walked
several miles further he arrived at a large
and beautiful city. He soon noticed that
there was great excitement in the town, and
inquiring lor the cause thereof, was told
that the king's daughter had been kid
naped. The king had oflered half his land
to the man who would rescue her, but so far
no one had been able to succeed. The
young horseshoer immediately'walkl up to
the castle and asked to see the King. After
he had been ushered into the audience
chamber be said:
"Your Boyal Highness, I will try to
rescue your daughter. Where is she, and
what is the reward for her rescue?"
"Young man," replied the King, "your
task is not an easy one. JIv daughter w.is
stolen by a mighty giant, who keeps her
locked un in an enchanted castle on the inn
of the mountains. A number of my young
courtiers, brave and strong soldiers, depart
ed for the castle this morning, and I have
since heard that all ot them perished in the
attempt to rescue my child. The giant is
tall and strong enough to annihilate a
whole army. However, if you will risk
your life in the struggle I will make you
this promise: I will give you half of my
kingdom and you shall be my daughter's
Philip agreed to the conditions, and im
mediately left for the enchanted castle in
the mountains. So sooner had he arrived
there than the giant saw him coming. The
big man laughed so loud when he noticed
him alone that one of the peaks of the
mountains fell down into the valley from
the awful noise.
"So vou think that you will be able to get
the Princes out of my castle? Come up
here, that I may chop off your head and
make of you a breakfast for mv dogs."
Thus the big giant mocked Philip, who,
however, walked fearlessly forward. When
he got close to the tall fellow, the latter drew
his sword and struck at the young man, but
although he hit him with the sharp edge,
and Lard enough, it seemed, to cut him in
f 30 I 'l.tjfil
two, the sword bad not the least effect upon
Philip. The giant was wondcrstruck, and
again he gave the, young man a welt This
time the sword passed through Philip's
whole body, from his crown to his feet, but
still no harm had come to him in the least.
He stood there whole, unhurt, and defying
the giant as best he might.
The giant was amazed, and grew more
furious than ever. In his wrath he took
hold of the young man and carried him to a
deeD pond, throwing him right in the
middle. But Philip walked through the
water as easily as any other man would
walk on the solid ground. When the giant
saw that water would not kill the young
fellow either, he built a big fire inthe yard,
and when the flames arose in glaring heat,
he caught hold of Philip and threw him
37ie Chartm Tested.
into tbe fire. But thanks to the stroke of
the dwarf's crutch, the fire did not harm
him in the least He came out of it safe and
sound, and not a hair on his head was even
"Say, yonng man," the giant atlastasked
Philip, in sheer desperation, "what is the
matter with you?"
"I am a friend of the three one-legged
dwarfs, and nobody can kill me, "replied
Philip, and no sooner had the giant heard
those words when he gave one big jump
over the mountain, and nobody ever saw him
"Well, I never thought that such a great
bully as that giant could be so afraid of
three one-legged dwarfs," Philip muttered
to himself. Then he went into the castle,
where he found the Princess. She was the
most beautiful young lady the horseshoer
had ever seen, and he was pleased to think
that she was to be his wife. He took her to
her father's castle, and there was great re
joicing throughout the whole land.
The King kept his promise and Philip
married the Princess soon after. He then
gave up his idea of being a horseshoer, be
cause he thought such a business was hardly
suitable for a King's son-in-law.
A WHOLE FAMILY OP GHOSTS.
Titer Resent the Intrusion of Strangers In
Their Former Home.
Chicago Inter Ocean.
They were at dinner. She saw the hall
door open, a man come in and pass noise
lessly upstairs. She looked at her host and
hostess inquiringly; they proffered no ex
planation, but went on eating their soup.
In a few moments the mysterious visitor
came downstairs, passed through the hall,
quietly closing the door behind him, de
parting as unceremoniously as he had come.
This time she could not refrain trom asking:
"Did you see that man?"
"Yes, we saw him," both replied. "We
see him more frequently than we like,"
added the host finally, looking at his wife
with a peculiar expression. She had pushed
her soup aside, and sat nervously fingering
There was something very odd about the
circumstance, but no further explanation
was offered, and Mrs. Smith was too polite
to ask. The next morning she heard the
little daughter say, in an agitated tone,
"Mamma, there's a man in my room, sitting
on the foot of the bed."
"Well, there are two women in mine,"
was the reply, "and they have been there
half an hour."
Both came. down stairs into the parlor im
mediately, and the ladv said to Mrs. Smith:
"I shall have to tell you all about it, or
you will think we have taken leave of onr
senses. We rented this house two weeks
ago from a leading real estate agent in the
city. In a day or two after we moved in
people becan to appear. As in all stories
of the supernatural, bolts and locks were of
no avail. They opened the doors, however
fast they had been closed, and entered at all
hours of the day and night It did not take
ns lone to comprehend that thev were not
denizens of this world, but unwelcome re
turns lrom the world invisible. They came
"Finally, without giving the agent or our
friends any hint of the situation, we began
to make inquiries in regard to the former
occupants of the house. We learned that
two of the family, the wife and sister, had
died within a day of each other. The hus
band was telegraphed for. and while hnrry
inj home was killed in a railroad accident
The entire family died in the same week.
It is apparent that they still consider the
house theirs, and resent any intrusion.
Apparently they have no desire to barm us,
but we cannot endure it, and shall move
This they did. The house has been let
again and again, but no one ever stayed.
It was torn down two months ago.
A TEI KNOWING HORSE.
He Tells the Time of Dnr nod Also the Nam
bcr of Ills Cur.
Street Car Driver In Globe-Democrat.!
Horses are just like men some have sense
and some have none. There is one hill
horse on our line that knows as well as I do
when his work is done and with what car
he is to go to the stable. The car leaves the
terminus at midnight and passes the cor
ner where he is hitched ten minutes later.
I don't know whether he knows the num
ber of the car, or the team, or the driver,
but he knows the time, and one night when
they tried to keep him to help np another
car, a few minutes later, he kicked and
squealed and bit. and refused to pull, so
that they had to let him go. The other hill
horse that works with him doesn't know a
thing, and will pnll cars np all night with-
sense enough to oDjcct.
M. G. Cohen, diamond expert and jew
eler, formerly corner Fifth ave. and Market
st, now at 533 Smithfield st
Notice to G. A. R.
The Pennsylvania Railroad will accept all
orders issued by Adjutant General Hastings
for transportation to Gettysburg for tickets,
whether the order is drawn on this or any
25 Cts. 25 Cts. 50 Cm. 50 Cls.
Fast black hosiery, hosiery, wool hose,
25 cis., BO cts. and upward.
35 Fifth avenue.
See our line of dollar corsets,
drab, black and old gold.
F. Schoejcthal, 612 Penn aye,
HABRT ALDEN. formerly of this city,
can now be found at W. H. Holmes &
Son's Chicago House, No. 64 South Clark
street 120 Water street,
204 South Clark st, 158 First avenue,
ttssu Chicago. Pittsburg.
THE TEA WE DIME.
A Good Deal of it Anything Except
Just What it Pretends to Be.
MADE OP ALL KINDS OP LEAVES.
Any Color Desired Secured by the Use of
Foisons and Drags.
THE PUREST COSTS THE MOST MONEI
rWMTTZN ron TUB DISPATCH. '.
For unknown ages tea has been in use in
China, bnt it was not till early in the seven
teenth century that Europeans got an op
portunity of practically trying the Celestial
beverage. As at that time the small quan
tities imported were sold at $50 per pound,
necessarily, the plebeian palate got butlittle
chance at it Toward the latter part of the
seventeenth century, however, the price ap
proached more reasonable figures, and then
the European had an opportunity to regale
himself on the luxury that for centuries had
been the exclusive privilege of the China
man. It was then soon discovered that the
latter's fondness for the decoction was well
founded. Since that time tea has found its
way into the dietary of civilized man every
where. To-day the consumption is enor
mous, reaching nearly 100,000,000 pounds
Becen't statistics show that there has been
a decrease in the quantity of tea consumed
in the United States, with at the same time
a corresponding increase in the consump
tion ot coffee. Statistics also show that,
while there is four times as much tea as
coffee drunk in Great Britain, in the United
States eight times more coffee than tea is
TEA AS IT 18 DRUNK.
The tea of commerce is a preparation
made from the leaves of the tea plant,
known to the botanist as thea sinensis.
From this one species of plant all the differ
ent varieties of the commercial product are
made. As cultivated, the tea' plant is a
very ordinary looking bush, averaging four
or five feet high, though, it not stunted by
plucking the leaves, it would attain the
dignity of an evergreen tree some
40 feet in height, with a trunk
a foot or two in diameter and leaves
five or six inches in length. The two
chief classes of tea, green and black, are
both obtained from the same plant. The
differences in color and flavor are due alto
gether to differences in the processes of man
ufacture, the black variety owing its re
spective qualities chiefly to its being allowed
to undergo slight fermentation'. Of the two
classes, green and black tea, there are many
kinds known to commerce under a variety
of names. These different varieties vary
much in quality and flavor, according to
the conditions ot soil and climate and the
individual skill of the manufacturer. As
in all similar matters, high quality depends
on the careful carrying out of details, such
as the time of picking, length of time in
the drying pan, etc. Quality and flavor de
pend also, like tobacco, on the time of pluck
ing, age of the plant, age of the leaf, etc."
Three crops ot leaves are nsually p:cked
from the tea plant, and of these crops the
first is the finest, the last the poorest in
quality and flavor. The qualities that the
tea drinker wants, though otten he cannot
describe them himself, are delicacy and
FUI.XiS'ESS OP FLAVOR,
and what is called body. As with wines,
this body goes with the satisfying property,
and without it neither tea nor wine can be
considered good. Often yon will hear a
person say thev do not like this or that kind
of tea, though he cannot tell you why. The
reason generally is that in the mixing of
varieties, to which almost all commercial
teas are subjected, sufficient of the variety
strong in body has not been put in.
Tea, like coffee, is not a food, though it is
a most useful article of diet It probably
does not directly aid digestion to any ex
tent, but it creates a feeling of well being
and a partial disregard for the minor annoy
ances of life, causinc the mind to rest easier,
and thus it indirectly aids digestion. For
certain it is that an easy mind is a better
assistant to digestive processes than even
peptonic pills. The refreshing and stimu
lating properties of tea are well known,
and these properties render it often
very valuable if not resorted to too many
times in tbe day. Excessive use of tea leads
inevitably to nervous prostration, when
there is a tendency in that direction. This
and all the other physiological effects of tea
are chiefly dne to the active principle called
theine. Tea also contains tannin, which, if
not neutralized by adding cream to the pre
pared beverage before drinking, constringes
or puckers the mouths of the digestive
glands, partially preventing them from
pouring out their secretions, and thus inter
fering with digestion. Therefore,
be it ever so little, iu your tea. Or, if you
prefer it, you may tak'e the cream separate
irom me tea; uiev win mix ana nave tne
same effect in the stomach, anyway. For
this neutralization of the tannin, skim milk
will do, but cream is better. When iced
tea is taken, it should always be followed or
preceded with at least a swallow or two of
cream or milk.
In consideration of the fact that tons of
tea are annually consumed in America, and
also in view of the tact that the product is
in daily use in every household, the report
of a careful examination of 100 samples of
tea taken from the general market, may
prove interesting. For this purpose 60
specimens each of green and black tea, of
all grades, from 20 cents to SI per pound,
were analyzed with the following result.
Of the 50 samples of green tea, all but three
were found to be artificially colored. This
almost universal artificial coloration of tea
can be verified by anyone in the following
manner: Take a few pieces of any commer
cial tea and place them in a little cold
water, in a China saucer. The green color
ing matter will soon be seen to dissolve off
and tinge the water, while the leaves will
gradually return to their natural, unpainted
color. Black tea of the best grades was
found to be quite free from coloring matters;
in some ot the cheaper grades, coloring
matters were found in some instances. Tak
ing the 100 samples as a whole, 45 were
found to be free from gross impurities,while
the other 55 were discovered to contain im
purities as follows:
OT EXACTtr AM, TEA.
Leaves other than those ot tea were found In
Other foreign vegetable matter was found in
Foreicn mineral matter was found in ten
Artificial coloring and facing matters found
in S3 samples.
Exhausted tea leaves f onnd in eight samples.
"Lie tea" found in six samples.
All the foregoing Impurities fonnd in six
Of the leaves which were foreign to the
tea found in two samples, the varieties
identified were those of the willow, poplar,
elm and oak. They were all of native
American varieties of these trees, and all
were evidently immature; that is, they were
probably plucked while very young. In
addition to these, there were leaves of two
different species of plants which certainly
had no relation to the tea family.
Tney could not be identified, and
were probably from some tree native to
China, where, it is known, tons of leaves
other than those of the tea plant are annu
ally dried and prepared for -purposes of
adulteration. The presence of these leaves
indicates adulteration of tea in China oV
Japan, while the presence of the American
varieties mentioned is an indication of
sophistication in the land of the wooden
nutmeg. A number of foreign leaves al
most entire were isolated from the teas ex
amined, but the presence ot some of them
was detected by microscopic examination of
the dust or powder composing the lie-tea
used in the adulteratlve manipulations.
The foreign vegetable matter other than
leaves consisted chiefly of stems, wood fiber,
grass, chips, etc.
The foreign mineral matters consisted of
sand, quartz, iron and kaolin or China clay.
These are not to any great extent injurious,
but they are worth from practically n""S
at all, to a cent or two a pound, so that the
Belling of them in tea at from 25 to 80 cents
per pound is an outrage.
The artificial coloring and facing matters
consisted of kaolin, iron, Prussian blue,
black lead, bichromate of potash, indigo
and termeric Copper, commonly supposed
to be used, was not found. Of
THE COLORING MATTERS
detected, only the bichromate of potash and
the Prussian blue could be called poisonous,
and they are decidedly so if partaken of m
large quantities. Kaolin, Prussian blue is,
chemically, ferro-cyanlde of iron; that
means a combination of iron and cyan
ogen, which is closely related to
prussic acid. So that while it
has been demonstrated that it is not
poisonous in small quantities, yet it is not
a thing to be put in tea.
The black lead contained in some samples
is not injurious in the quantities present,
(or. though not generally known, it is a
fact that the so-called black lead is not lead
at all, but a form of caroon, simply another
lorm of charcoal. It is used fn the arts in
the manufacture of lead pencils and stove
polish. Naturally, the publlo does not"
want any stove polish in its tea, even if its
presence does not kill.
This tiling of adulteration under the plea,
that the public taste requires an adulterated
article, is all humbug. Adulteration is for
the purpose of increasing the profits of the
adulterator, not to tickle the palate of the
consumer. It is true that the public is
somewhat to blame in wanting, as many
people do, a bright, unnatural color in green
tea, a color possessed by no plant under the
sun. And it is to be hoped that the tea con
sumer will soon learn that such a color is
always added in
THE PROCESS OP PACING.
Facing means that certain substances, as
black lead, with Prussian blue or indigo,
have been used to coat the leaf and give it
this artificial metallic hue and luster.
The exhausted tea leaves found as an
adulterant in eight of the teas examined is
a very common lorm of adulteration. They
are never sold alone as tea, but always
mixed in as an adulterant and increasers of
the profits. When used in this way it re
quires an expert tea taster or a chemist to
detect the fraud. The consumer micht
notice the tea being a little weak if the ex
hausted leaves were present in large pro
portion, but otherwise the sophistication
would pass unnoticed.
Always buy the best tea you can get. If
you buy a one dollar tea you will not only
get a purer but a stronger article, of which it
takes a relatively smaller quantity to pro
duce the same amount ot the "drawn"
Sophistication of tea is enormously prac
ticed in China and Japan, as shown by tbe
fact that the United States Tea inspector of
the Port of Hew York, during 10 months,
rejected as unfit for use over 1 per cent of
the tea inspected. And when it is consid
ered that this means nearly 400,000 poinds
of tea too filthy or too dangerous to use;and
when, also, it is considered that the inspector
examined but very little of what wai im
ported the extent of the nefarious pra:lice
may be surmised.
Tea is also greatly sophisticated aftei its
importation into this country. One method
extensively employed is by ''blending" in
ferior or damaged teas with those of better
quality, and then selling the mixture, as a
Erst-class article. A few years ago there was
discovered in 2Tew York City an establish
ment where tea adulteration" was conducted
on a large scale. Green tea was there con
verted into black and black into green, ac
cording to which conversion promised the
greater profit. There is evidence that a lum
ber of such establishments exist to-day.
Chevalier Q. Jackson, M. D.
THE FIERCE WOLF SPIDEK.
A Chicago Man Capture n Rare and1 Re
It is not often that a wolf-spider is fiund
in Illinois, aud it not surprising therefore
that Mr. K. M. Truax of Morgan Pari was
considerably startled the other morning
while trimniingjiis lawn to run across ne
of these ill favored insects. He quicklyjre
covered from his surprise, however, and
soon had the creature safely imprisoned iV a
bottle. Upon looking up the records it was
found that the spider belonged to the My
gale lamily, and is dignified with the Latin
name Tycosa Fatifera, or wolf-spider. The
specimen in question measures one. and one
half inches in length, aud its body is cov
ered with a shell-like substance. Its sting
is deadly poison. It is a native of Northern
Europe, although branches of the Mygale
family are found in the warmer climates
Mme. Merian is authority for the state
ment that the American Mygale attacks
and kills small birds, even going so far as
to drag humming-birds out of their nest
and devour them. The wolf-spider is the
most ferocious of the Mygales, which, ac
cording to M. "Walckenaer, are divided into
36 species. The question is, how did the
spider get to Morgan Park? Mr. Truax's
theory is that it was in some way brought
over by a gang of Italians who recently ar
rived in this country and are now at work
in Morgan Park.
HE OUGHT TO HAYE BEEN RICH.
A Canny Scot Diacusnes Slethnselah's
Chnnces for Slaking Money
Not long ago, while about half a dozen
farmers were returning home by train from
the Perth weekly markets,they talked about
how this friend and that friend was in his
health; and how much money each of them
must have made.
"Ay, but men dinna live early sae lans
noo-a-days as they did in the Bible times!"
remarked one with a heavy sigh.
"Eh, man, na," broke in anotherjwho had
hitherto not spoken.
"An' I was just thinkin' there to mvsel' a
minute syne, that Methuselah must have
been worth a power o' money when he dee'd,
if he was onything o' a savin' kind o' a man
Special bargains in diamonds, watches,
jewelry, silverware, clocks, bronzes, etc., at
M. G. Cohen's, 533 Smithfield st.
Too PcnnaylTnnia Lluca Will Sell Cfaenp
On September 10, 24 and October 8, 1889,
the Pennsylvania lines west of Pittsburg
will sell excursion tickets at one tare for the
round trip, to principal points in the North
west, West, Southwest and South, good re
turning thirty days from date of sale. For
full inTormation apply to Sam'l Moody, D.
P. A., 1127 Liberty street. rsu
Notice to G. A. K.
The Pennsylvania Railroad will accept all
orders issued by Adjutant General Hastings
for transportation to Gettysburg for tickets,
whether the order is drawn on this or any
Knnble fc Sinister.
Dress goods, dress goods.
French goods, English goods.
American goods, German goods.
All prices, all prices, all prices.
Knable & Shuster,
35 Fiith avenue.
Ladies' and children's all-wool hosiery,
ribbed or dain, all sizes, 25 cents.
F. Schoenthal, 612 Penn'ave.
Highest prices paid for ladies' or
gents' cast-off clothing at De Hajin's Big
e.Wyliaave. CnU or send by mall, vrsu
September 10 and 24 and October 8 we will
sell tickets to all points West at the lowest
rates ever offered. Call at Gleason'g ticket
offices, 978 Liberty st or 6 Smithfield st
TWO EITAL BELLES
Who Will Be Contestants for the Prize
. in a Coming Beauty Show.
A CHICAGO AN AGAIHSTKEW TORE
Summer Flitters Beginning to Go to the
MANI ACTRESSES 'AT OCEAN GE0TE
COEREErOXDENCEOr THE DISPATCH. 1
ifcjs-,. New York, September 5.
F the world doesn't
come to an end before
winter, there will be a
show in this town.
It will not be in a
but within the circle
of pretentions wealth
and culture. 'The
exhibits are getting
ready for the rivalry,
which promises to
be so spirited as to
possibly take on the
characteristics of actual antagonism.
Whether Chicago will succeed or not in
taking the fair away from us in 1892, we
shall have from that enterprising city, late
in this year of 1889, a specimen of
the Chicago fair in the person of
Miss Leiter. She is a remarkably handsome
young lady, of the order of beauty justly
commanding the adjective splendid. Her
parents possess dollars by the million, and
throughout the summer they have main
tained a high degree of luxury at Newport,
taking their places right along with the As
tors and Yanderbilts. Is is now decided that
Miss Leiter will spend at least half oF the
coming winter in New York. A box at the
Metropolitan Opera House has been secured
by the family, and I have seen other signs
ot preparation for a vigorous and resplend
ent social campaign.
a queenly belle.
Miss Leiter is a queenly belle, with every
advantage which nature and riches can
give, and it is a sufficient avowal of her
potency to toil that her right to mingle with
the Four Hundred, if not to rule over
them, is already unquestioned. She is ac
cepted for enthronement, and the only un
certainty relates to the co-occupation of the
throne by Miss Hargons. These two young
ladies know no rivalry except with each
other, and it is going to be a sightly and
absorbing beauty show, in which they will
'compete tor supremacy. When I saw Miss
Leiter at one of the closing Newport balls
her dress was of corn-colored tulle,
the jupe so arranged as to veil
and yet not conceal garlands of the
delicate blooms of the purple lilac.
Nothing could be more tasteful or be
coming, and a murmur of admiration at
tended the movements of the belle of the
season, whose Iresh, young beauty was en
hanced by the tact that she wore her abun
dant dark brown hair parted in front and
massed in a Knot at the back without orna
ment. Thus severely coiffed, Miss Leiter
looked a drawing room edition of some girl
ish Mary Anderson. Gazing in admiration
upon her, it was difficult to conceive of any
other girl being audacious enough to insti
tute a comparison,
also on the list.
But pretty soon I viewed Miss Hargous,
and instantly justified her iu entering the
list. This young lady, who is only in her
second season, is the particular admiration
of the masses, meaning the vast influx of
strangers who go to Newport during lawn
tennis week and gaze with the keenest
interest at the belles of whom they have
heard and read so much. Opinions may
be divided about her rivals, but there is
oaly one thing about this striking young
lady, who is equally effective by daylight
and lamplight, and. whose recent visit to
Paris has resulted in a wardrobe of the
latest and most numerous novelties. Miss
Hargous is the opposite to the heroine ot
that pathetic ballad, "Nothing to Wear,"
and an author might make a hit
by dedicating to this fortunate
girl cotemporaneous couplets en
titled, ".Everything to wear." Be it a hat,
a wrap, a coat, a morning dress or a ball
dress, Miss Hargous' wardrobe is a verit
able surprise box. On this night in the
Casino ballroom she appeared in a costume
of apple green tulle, and as she is one of tbe
few brunettes who can wear this trying
color, she scored a new triumph. The cos
tume, whicb suggested spring, was lightly
frosted in silver, and the admired wearer
carried several 'immense bouquets, one of
pink roses, another ot her favorite flower,
the orchid. Thus vou see how it is. Neither
Miss Leiter nor Miss Hargous will be dis
tanced by the other in the race, and at the
forthcoming operas, balls and other fashion
able Catherines, the spectators will, be
racked aud wrenched over a decision as to
which of tbe two is loveliest
CHANGING THEIR BASE.
The town season will not be delayed much
longer, and already some of the ultra-fashionables
are spending a few days at a time
here, on their way to one or another of the
approved autumn resorts.
Nothing human fin earth would seem to
be more misplaced than a soubrette actress
at Ocean Groye. You know what a soubrette
is? I mean no imputation. But the saucy,
professional piquancy ot a stage comedi
enne is apt to be merely a demonstration of
a jolly nature, and it is fair to assert that
nine soubrettes in ten would be winkers,
kickers aud general prnnkers in private life,
if they followed their natural bent. Some of
them do, and some don't; but in either case
can you imagine such a vivacious creature,
free or pent, spending her summer by
choice among the religionists at
the great Methodist summer city? Your
supposition would be that a place where the
mildest of claret can't be bought, and even
cigarettes are not on sale where one camp
meeting succeeds another, and the sermons
and prayer meetings are all but continuous
was a place where a soubrette would grow
very, very weary, instead of finding that
rest which ought to pertain to a'solstice.
But it is not so. Does your memory run
back to the evenines when the Worrell sis
ters frisked in that early form of comic
opera which was really bnrlesque?
My faintest recollections ot childhood's
experience at tbe theater hazily present
"The Grand Duchess," with Irene, Jennie
and Sophie Worrell in it Irene was
THE LEAST TALENTED
of the trio, and somebody tells me she is
keeping a boarding house in New York.
Jennie was the skippiest, and she married
a rich gambler known as Big Mike Murray.
Sophie was the most talented, and she took
George S. Knight away from the variety
shows, taught him how to turn his mimetic
abilities to farcical account, and placed him
prosperously on the dramatic stage. She
did for him exactly what that other fair
burlesouer, Eliza Weatherby. accomplished
for Nat C. Goodwin. As the "Knights"
George and Sophie acted together, made a
fair amount ot money, and bought a cottage
at Ocean Grove to live in during their sum
"What possessed us?" Sophie once said
to a friend. "Common sense. We got a
big plenty of theatrical life during our
tours. For 40 weeks a year we saw nothing,
nor heard anything, except show matters.
For the other 12 weeks we desired a rest a
comple'te rest from theatricals. Where
could we so surely and cheaply find it as at
Ocean Grove? Nowhere. So that's where
Alas, George S. Knight is now a wreck
of his former self. Mental incapacity has
taken him off the stage, and be will never
return to the footlights. I saw hira and his
wife in an Ocean Grove prayer meeting two
days ago. He was calm, placid with the
unimpressionableness of his disorder. She
J was a plump, sedate, pretty woman, dressed
"'-( i T ' ' v -"fy
in quiet good taste, and participating in me
worship, at least to." the extent of singing the
hymns and observing the usages of the oc
casion. To sit demurely joining in "Bock
of Ages" wasn't much like warbling the
drinking song of "The Grand Duchess,"
and tbe sight was odd.
ACTRESSES AT OCEAN GROVE.
There are a score of actresses at Ocean
Grove, to"name. whom would be to raise a
suspicion of an advertising purpose, and
from the sanctities of the great August
campmeettng just closed they will go
straightway to their engagements in farce,
burlesque, comic opera, and what not The
cheapness of existence here, as compared
with the expenses of nigh Long Branch, is
enough to account for their presence; but I
think that Sophie Worrell's explanation,
that show folks sometimes desire a surcease
from the frivolities and unrealities of the
stage, expresses a more general' reason.
This theory adjusts itself to the fact that
tbe actresses at Ocean Groye behave with
perfect propriety. They seek to avoid
any revelation of their employment,
and not because thev' are ashamed of
it, necessarily, bnt because they consider
ately do not seek to shock the sensibilities
of the Methodists around them. A jolly
soubrette at the hotel where I stayed had a
very sedate wife of -a clergyman for a table
companion. Tne matron had evinced curi
osity as to what the maiden was, and had
elicited the fact that she worked for a liv
ing. Her guess was that the very intelli
gent and demurely vivacious girl was a
teacher ol music in some school. One day
a box came for the actress, and on it was a
label telling that it was from a costuming
CURIOSITY CROPS OUT.
"You've got anew dress, I see," remarked
the clergyman's wife at the next meal.
"Yes," was the quiet reply.
"Shall we hope to see it on you?"
"I think not"
"O, but isn't it a pretty one?"
"It should be."
"Then why not put it on this evening?"
"Well, jt wouldn't snit the occasion."
"Oh, then it must be a bathing costume,"
the questioner persisted, "and I trust it is a
seemly one not one of those short-skirted
"It's not a bathing -dress," was the retort
of the now irritated actress; "and it hasn't
so much as an inch of skirt. It's a trunk
and tights, with no bodice worth mention
ing, and I'm going to wear Hon a theater
There the dialogue stopped, never to go
again. Clara Belle.
WHERE TO WEAK THE RING.
A 3 eweler's Answer to Question Frequently
Aaked by Customers.
"I had supposed," said the jeweler, ."by
this time with the daily press to enlighten
them, that every body knew which is the
proper finger on which to wear the engage
ment ring, or the finger on which to place
the ring at the time of the wedding, or the
finger on which to wear the ring after the
marriage. But we are asked this question
every day. Sometimes the query is made
in person and sometimes it comes by mail.
There was a time when the engagement ring
was worn on the first finger of the lett hand
and on tho third finger of the same hand
after marriage, by women. But now one
finger is the custom.
"It is proper for either the man or the
woman to wear the engagement ring on the
third finger of the leit hand. When tbe
man weds according to the Episcopal cere
mony he places the ring on the third finger
of the left hand of the bride and she wears
it there after her marriage. If the groom
wears a ring it is on the third finger of his
left hand. I don't know that there is any
thing in the books to this effect, bnt it is
A Heavy Responsibility.
Oliver Sand There's that Mr. Hefft I
was telling you about; he's manager of one
of the largest corporations in the country.
Miss Lita Ballet I should say so-the
biggest I ever sawl How well he manages
Visitors to the Exposition are invited
to inspect my immense stock of diamonds,
watches, jewelry, silverware, clocks,
bronzes, etc. The largest stock and lowest
prices in the city. No trouble to show
goods. M. G. ConEN,
533 Smithfield st
A KINGLY TRIO.
The Superb Pianos to be Seen nnd Heard at
337 Smltbflrld Street.
Pittsburgers after their stay at the mount
ains or seaside resort, should drop in at the
store ol J. M. Hoffman & Co., No. 537
Smithfield street Here a trio of toyal pi
anos are found, whose tones fall most ae
lightfully npon the ear, and whose forms
are the perfection of grace and symmetry.
The noble Sohmer piano is a king among
pianos, and its supremacy is acknowledged
throughout this continent It is perfect in
every part, and its rare merits have won the
veryhighest praise from leading pianists
and musicians generally everywhere.
The Colby piano is another splen
did instrument, which has steadily
gained an enviable position, and
the Hallet & Cumstou pianos are worthy
the confidence they enjoy. All these instru
ments are to be found only at the store of J.
M. Hoffman & Co., where all visitors are
welcome to thoroughly investigate their
WEST VIRGINIA FAIR.
Excursions to Wheeling via the Pennsylvania
Excursion tickets will be sold via the
Pittsburg, Cincinnati and St Louis Bail
wav from September 9 to 13, for all regular
trains, at rate of 52 50 from Pittsburg, good
returning until Saturday, September 14.
Bate includes admission to the fair.
Half Fare Account Baltimore Exposition.
The Pennsylvania Bailroad will sell
round-trip tickets to Washington, D. C, at
one fare for the round trip; tickets good to
stop off at Baltimore in either direction, ac
count Maryland State Agricultural and
Mechanical Exposition, and celebration of
tbe battle of North Point. Tickets will lie
sold Irom September 7 to ,14; good to return
until September 21. Bate lrom Pittsburg
Heads of families should not fail to keep
a supply of Baeuerleiu Brewing Co.'s well
known brand of bottled beer. Pints or qts.
on hand. A call per telephone 1018 will re
ceive prompt attention. ttssu.
Notice to G. A. R.
The Pennsylvania Bailroad will accept
all orders issued by Adjutant General
Hastiogs for transportation to Gettysburg
lor tickets, whether the order la drawn on
this or any other company.
IS Ct. Wrnpper Flnnneli 13 Cts.
A beautiful line only' 15 cents. Fast
colors, fast colors. ,
Knable & Shuster,
OF IMPORTED AND DOKsMTCIO
CLOAKS AND WRAPS;
By this advertisement we wish to attract
the attention of all who hare not read former
announcements of our great summer sale of
Seal Plush Garments at prices which in
sure an enormous saving. The commenda
tion of hundreds of customers who hare
been supplied during the last two weeks is
increasing the list of purchasers every day.
We have 1,000 garments in stock which can
not be approached in point of price and
quality by anything that will be offered by
other houses during the coming season.
OUR PRICE-LIST THIS WEEK
Seal Plush Jackets, 910; worth $15.
Seal Plush Jackets, 912; worth 18.
Seal Plush Jackets, 914, 75; worth 920.
Seal Plush Jackets, $16 50; worth $22 50.
Seal Plush Sacques, $18 75; worth $25.
Seal Plush Sacques, $22 60; worth $30.
Seal Plush Sacques, $25; worth $35.
Seal Plush Sacques, $29 75; worth $40.
ECLIPSING ALL OTHERS ;
IS OUR NEW FALL STOCK OF .-';
Consisting of Every Shape of
HATS OR P0NNETS! .
Velvets and Plushes ! Birds and Wings !
Tips and Plumes ! Silk and Velvet Ribbons' !,
Brocaded Ribbons ! And Other Novelties !
TRIMMED HATS AND BONNETS !
E Visitors to our new Exposition are cordially Invited to inspect oar large stores
fronting on the two main streets, with entrances on each.
SiO, 512. 514 MARKET ST. AND 27 FIFTH AVENUE.
P. S. We show an immense stock of Ladies' and Gents' Merino, Natural Wool and
Scarlet TJnderwear and-Hosiery at lowest prices. e8-TT36u
A TERRIBLE TRAGEDY ;
UTixx'-n i i3iX3?e
W. H. THOMPSON & OO.f
Saturday afternoon, September 7. The prices of all kinds
of Furniture were cut to pieces.
Fine Parlor Suits were marked away down.
Fine Chamber Suits were marked away down.
Fine Book Cases were marked away down.
Fine Folding Beds were marked away down. ' .
In fact everything, Wardrobes, Bureaus, Bedsteads, -l
Washstands, Easy Chairs and Bockers, Fancy Chairs
and Tables, Ranges, Stoves, Refrigerators and Baby
Tlie prices of Moquet,
Ingrain and Bag Carpets, Linoleum, and Oil doth, Tur
coman and Lace Curtains, Window Shades, etc. How is
your time to buy. Eventhing in the household line
marked away down. Visitors to the Exposition should
visit this store and see our goods and prices beforepur
chasing. Don't forget the number,
305 "Wood'S-biree-b., ,,:
W, H, THOMPSON & CO.
We have just received and have now ready for inspection,
beautiful China 'Dinner Sets, Pish Sets and a full line of nice
China, odd pieces, to which we invite the attention of the ladies.
R. P. WALLACE & CO:;,
OPPOSITE ST. CHARLES.
Double Barrel Breech Loader,
Top action, Bebonnding Bar Locks, all
Improvements, same as cut, S20 00.
Double BarrelMuzzleLnaders,S4 and np
Double Barrel Breech Loaders,$7 and np
Flobert Bines, 2 ana up.
100 Loaded Shells. J2.
Loading Tools, &5c 7i, $1 23.
Paper Stella, S0o per 100.
ZEE. SIMn?X"S, 934 Liberty St, Cor. Smithfield. r '
Send name and address for our Mammoth Illustrated Catalosne, mailed free of chares. ' Zi''3m
You can have bo idea of the
variety and eieapsew ot Hm.Mttkw tin
showing tfets season exeesit sy am gfjMJt
We are opeBMg the sewea wtth iMrmilAIi
Beal All-wool Stockinette Newiitrkstr,
satin faced, 90 75: worth 918. . '"
Another lot at 911 M; wertfe 9W. 2'
Beaver Newmarkets, 7, 98, 90; wor M
per cent more. - Ah-
Striped Wool Newmarket 96 9T, ..'
$a su: wortn nearly doable.
Fine heavy Stockinette Jaefcefe,' 9 .?(':
worth 84. . Vlr
Better quality Stockinette Jackets, 9B'W( '
worth 95. Z4
Still finer Stockinette Jaekets,, 94 $
worth $6 75. -V'T
Extra quality Stockinette Jaekete, 91
worth 87. "",- 3
Extra fine imported ones up to $i .'
Misses' Jackets at all prices.
Broadcloth, earners' Hair aad HgMrii
weight Bearer. Newstylesj-asteatJ
mn stvi fq nr runircv
Children and Misses'"! raps,
Plain. Fancy and Jaeqaard Stripes, "
Plaids and Seoteh Mixtures, '
from $2 to $18.
cL Oair-pe-tj Si:o3?
Velvet, Body and Tapestry,