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CAPITAL- CITY-COURIER,- SATURDAY AUGUST i, 1891
HOW THEY ARE PROVIDED FOR IN
THE CITV OP NEW YORK.
A rartuhouM Up ttm (tuition That Hm
Mecn ritll Dp for Their Etpeclal Cie
In the Summer Time tlere Described
by Margaret Manton.
New York, July 83. Ono of tlio hot
test days of Inst week I went Into n big
dry goods storo to buy something thin.
It was lato In tho afternoon and tho
girls behind tho counters wero dull and
"It's pretty hard work theso hot days
isn't It?" I said to ono of them,
"Yes," sho replied wearily, but her
eyes brightened as sho addod, "There's
only ono moro week for mo beforo I go
to tho country."
I thought she must bo a girl from a
country homo who was going on a visit
to tho old folks, but when 1 asked her if
this was so, sho said: "Oh no, madam, 1
haven't any people anywhere I'm all
alone, but I'm going to a fanulioiiso
about thirty miles up tho Hudson to stay
Tho girl had on an old bluo flannel
gown, sadly out of placo on that hot day,
and altogether sho did not look liko tho
ordinary summer boarder. 1 must have
looked inquisitivo, for tho girl went on to
tell mo all about it
"This farmhouse," sho said, "where I
am going has been fitted up on purpose
for shopgirls Last summer tho plan
was tried in a very small way, and tho
fow who could go then wero so delighted
nd the plan seemed so good that this
year there aro ever so many of those
places provided. 1 can't tell you just
exactly what they're like, becauso 1
haven't been yet. but I know I shall have
a good timo."
I asked the way to this summer rest,
and having been told I decided to go
and seo for myself what it was like. 1
wrote to tho lady of tho farmhouse that
I would arrivo on a certain day, and so.
when I left tho steamer, there was wait
ing for mo a light threo seated wagon,
drawn by a span of horses that looked
as if they had a good homo and good
Worodo over tho hills and through
tho woods about threo miles beforo we
reached tho farmhouse. Tho fanner lad
who drove was not talkative, but I
learned from him that they had already
thirty girls, and that was all tho houso
would hold, and that when theso . went
another thirty would come to tako their
places, and that tho rooms were engaged
up to tho 1st of October.
Tho houso was really an old fashioned
ono, big and rambling, with wide piazzas
and a spacious yard. Down in ono cor
ner of, the high board fence a group of
girls wero gathering cherries. Two of
them were up in tho tree, And what fun
they were having!
There wero a number of hammocks
up, and a girl in ovory ono of them. In
the wido branched old maples birds wero
flitting and twittering, and all about tho
walks and at tho sides of tho houso were
beds of marigolds, sweet peas, nastur
tiums and pinks. There wero borders of
"old man" and bunches of "live forever."
Back of tho houso was a pasturo where
somo cows wero grazing, and there were
girls out there, too, hunting for berries.
Just beyond tho pasturo flowed a littlo
brook, and a dozen girls were down
thero with their shoes and stockings oil
Insido tho houso was tho "mother," as
all tho girls called her, and there was a
deal of pathos in it when ono thought
how long it had been siuco many of theso
girls had called auybody "mother." Sho
was old fashioned, too, and homely and
wholesome "Come right in," sho said,
"and look all around; it ain't very flue,
but it's good and clean."
Tho remark might have been applied
to herself qui to as aptly as to her house.
She was not line, not as that word is
generally interpreted when applied to
people, but she was good. Vou could
seo that she was, every lino of Iter kind
old motherly face, and every thread of
her smooth gray hair testified that she
was; even the folds of her old fashioned
calico sack had benevolence in them.
Her voice was full and smooth and
hearty. Later in tho day 1 heard her
singing out in tho kitchen tho old tune
of "Coronation," and 1 realized how the
old deacon felt when ho said
-Tho music upward rolled
Till 1 thought I heard tbu auiceU
Striking all thulr harps of sold.
Out I want to tell 'you about, that par
lor. Thero was no carpet on the floor,
but it was scrubbed until it shone, and
hero and thero lay a rug braided of
bright colored rags. Thero wero old
fashioned rocking chain with patch
work cushions in them, and on tho little
tablo lay tho old family Biblo with its
heavy brass clasps, an album and a
Methodist hymnal. In ono corner stood
an ancient clock with a picturo of tho
Last Supper on its big glass door. At the
windows wero short whito curtains of
"dimity," and on each broad sill stood a
bluo bowl filled with sweet pinks. There
was no dining room; tho tables were
laid in the big kitchen. Tho cookstovo
had been moved out into tho wood
shed. The mother was there mak
ing cherry pies. Everything hero was
spotless, too, and all around the walls
wero great branches of cool green as
paragus. Ono of tho girls appeared in the door
way, saying, "Mother, I'm hungry."
"Sakes alivol" exclaimed mother, good
naturedly; "I never see such girls as you
be; seems to me you're always hungry.
Here, tako this knifo and plate atid wait
on yourself; the bread's there in the
b'iler and tho butter's down stiller on the
swing shelf; go 'long now. and don't eay
hungry to to mo ag'in tell dinner's
ready." The girl departed, laughing,
down the cellar stairs, and mother
turned again to her pies, saying. "Poor
creeturs, it jest does mo good to see 'em
I sat down in tho doorway and beguu
to ask questions. I found that mother
was, aa sho put it, "a hired girl in her
( "Yon. see, before my husband died,"
aid tho dear old lady, "whon we wit
better to do, I used to tako n fow sum
mer boarders them as could afford to
pay a good prico and didn't want to go
to a hotel, they'd rather come out hon
and got a tasto of real country Well
somo of them very folks got interested In
these poor girls, and thoy remembered
About mo. So thoy como out and made
mo an offer. They said they'd pay me
and Jed (that's my son, the loy that
went down to get you,) so much a month
to do tho work, and wo was to charge
theso girls only jest exactly what it costs
to keep 'em."
"And how much is that?" 1 asked.
"Two dollars a week and their faro tip
hero and back that's a dollar and a half
more and you soo thoy don't have to
buy any clothes to como horo. thoy all
como jest as they bo and wear their
I found that theso kindly ones had fur
ther provided a doctor, who comes every
other day and gives his counsel free of
chargo to all who need U, and thero nro
always a good many Nerve exhaustion
Is a common ailment, and for theo thero
is wino provided, and fresh beef and
Tho people who aro tho parents of this
charity aro making a lot of teoplo happy
A CHANGE OF POLICY.
The Humored "Keforin." In the Comltirt
ii f the London Time..
New Yokk. Jnly 23. According to
cablo advices a radical change in the
i poucy oi mo Lionuon nines is about to
bo inaugurated. It Is to begin with a
! reorganization of tho staff of foreign cor
respondents, and this is said to include
tho retirement of Do Blowitz, tho fa
mous correspondent in Paris. This in
itself is a marked departure from the
policy of tho leading British journal.
For a century Tho Times has led in the
matter of foreign intelligence, sparing
no oxponso for exclusive nows and en
deavoring to retain tho best journalistic
talent in tho world. Its telegraphic dis
patches from all quarters of the globe,
down to a very recent date, were always
relied upon as a correct reflex of the af
fairs upon which they treated. As the
projected changes are in tho line of
economy it is not unreasonable to expect
somo diminution of tho paper's old timo
enterprise in supplying Europo with im
It Is an open secret that Tho Times
was weakened by the attack on Purnoll
that led to the famous commission,
When Mr. Macdonald, tho managing
editor, who was blamed for tho publica
tion of tho forged letters, died, he was
succeeded by Molwrly Bell, who received
instructions to curtail expenses in every
possiblo way not in conflict with the tra
ditions of the paper.
In an interview I had with him in
London last summer ho indicated his
policy pretty clearly. Said ho: "The
Times has always had a habit of keeping
a lot of old fossils on its pay roll. That
is a costly luxury which I shall endeavor
to remedy in time. Then thero is tho
system of pensioning old employes,
which is well enough in its way, but
which has been carried out too liberally
in tho past Of course I am a now man
in this position, and must feel my way
cautiously, but I am opposed to extrava
gance of any kind and hope soon to cut
expenses down very materially Thero
aro twenty or thirty persons connected
with The Times whom I would gut rid
of at once were I sure tho step would
meet tho approval of tho higher powers."
Mr. Bell evidently was unable,to cany
out the sweeping reforms contemplated
at that timo. Several )of his suggestion's
wero rejected by "the higher authori
ties," but ho is a persistent man, and
tho advertised changes in tho personnel
of the staff shows that his persistency
has won. Whatover criticism may lw
passed upon Mr. Bell's methods, In ono
respect British journalism has benefited
bjj his "reforms" on The Times. One of
his projects was tho establishment of a
bettor service of American nows. lie
was chagrined by the criticisms which
Americans abroad passed upon the qual
ity of the news cabled from this side to
Tho Times, and he at one timo contem
plated tho organization of a siecia!
bureau in New York, with branches ex
tending all over the country Ho went
so far as to engage a man to make the
preliminary arrangements for this im
proved service, but later he arranged
with a cable nows agency started In op
position to Router's. The patronage of
The Times was a good thing for this
cable agency. It at once gave it a prestige
in Great Britain and enabled it to spread
out to tho continent in short order.
Besides. It compelled Iteuter to im
prove his cablo service, and as a result
the British press is printing moro and
better American nows than it over did
before. It is also largely owing to the
activity of tho new agency in tho capi
tals of Europo that The Times is able to
curtail in tho Important item of special
foreign correspondence. This is not ex
actly in tho line of Its traditions, which
were always in favor of exclusive news
at any cost, but it is a great Btep in the
direction of that economical administra
tion which the impaired revenues of the
paper demands, and which Mr. Mnberly
Bell is determined to carry out.
John W Postqati:.
THE ARIZONA KICKER.
Another 'nil nn Hand ftnhit Smith'
SUKt) AOAtN. There la acertsln clement
In thin town which i a dwp and lasting
disgrace to It. It Is composed of men who
haven't tho sand to strike from the shouliWr
or pull a KUii ami let flicker. When Tim
Kicker pitches Into a man and ruin his fur
tho wrong way we wnnt him to show up
with a eluti or a kuii and have It out with
us, and nioit nf 'em nro men enough to
Now and then, however, when wo ol
nerve that such or such a man ought to ho
strung up by tho vigilance committee to
tiuiku more room for coyotes and rattle
snakes, he hunt up Hank Hrown, the out)
eyre I, one horn shyntcr lawyer and sues tin
for llhel. Such a man la IVto foster, who
Itegan a (10,000 suit against u yesterday
for defamation of character. Yu goiNI but
think of Itl A capper, a thief, liar and ex
convict Injured In his character In tliW
town, and Injured $10,M worth! Why
didn't the old coward come In with adult
and show his manhood? Why didn't he
borrow a gun and pop at us through a
window? Whyilldu't ho send us wind he'd
pop us on sight, and then slip out of town
on the pretense thathU mother was dying?
It's our turn now! Wo give lilm three
days to withdraw tho suit If he doesn't
do It wo shall go huekleberrylng. Hu will
ho our huckleherry. If wo happen to run
across Hnuk drown wo shall wither him In
as well. What's left of tho pair after we
get through had better leave town, or wo
shan't try to hold tho Imys In. We' vo Ihmmi
very patient and kind with this libel suit
business. We've let twenty dilTerout peo
ple suo us and iHitlicrund annoy. We've
got through now. This is the end. Wo
are willing to lie shot at, hut wo won't ho
bothered with lawsuits. If you won't
shoot, we will!
A Wottu OF Aiivick. Wednesday after
noon, when Major Thomas rode Into town
and hiought the news that au unknown
whito man was lying thud on tho hill, our
coroner was so drunk that ho could not
tako charge ot tho case. This Is only one
of several occasions, and wo think the time
lias now arrived for us to observe that If
Dick Hlodgett doesn't brace right up and
head In a now direction something will
happen. Out this way we never wait to
Impeach an Incompetent olllclal, nor Is a
committee appointed to ask him to resign.
He is pulled up toallmli and letdown
again threo or four times, and then given
a chance to git. If ho doesn't take It, the
next pull leaves him up there.
In this Instance the dead man turned
out to lie old Jim Cimialiau, who ought to
hao turned up Ills toes long ago, and who
went out am! died to get rid of Ids own
company, lint that's no excuse for Dick.
Business is business, and lie lias got to be
sober enough to tell tho dead body of a
man from a mule and proceed accordingly,
or a shadow will fall across Ids path.
N'KVKlt Dm IT. Our esteemed contem
porary came out hi a double leaded edi
torial yesterday charging us with many
had tilings, and advising the people of this
town to shoot us full of lead.
We think he wrote tho article under a
misunderstanding. Ho knew that we knew
ho had lieou In the Ohio penitentiary for
stealing two cows and a lot of pork. Ho
supposed we were the only one possessed
of the knowledge, and when he found the
story all around town the other day ho
jumped to tho conclusion that we had lie
trayed his confidence. We never did. Hill
Overton spouted It, and tho way Hill came
to know was because ho went to the same
prison at the same timo for stealing forty
bushels nf wheat of tho same farmer.
Wo think we know what editorial cour
tesy is, and we aim to practice It. Our con
temporary ought to have known that wo
wouldn't give him away in any such fash
ion. Wo are sorry tho facts como out, hut
they won't hurt his circulation any. He's
got seventy-six subscrilters anyhow, and as
they aro all relatives they will stick by him.
No. 10. As Is well known to our local
readers, Heulnj Smith, general loafer, who
was a familiar flguie In this town, Is no
more ou earth. Yestet day we paid Henry
Towner, the popular undertaker, thirty
six dollars in cash for Iteiibo's burial ex
penses, and his headboard Is already set
up in our private graveyard It is marked
We had nothing In particular against
Heube. While he hud refused to sub
scribe for Tho Kicker, we didn't lay it up
against him A mini who can't read has
no use for a newspaper. Two or three
weeks ago, when wo wrote a brief local in
regaidtohls biting Jim Small's ear olT,
we didn't bear down on Iteiibe very heavy
Wo said we thought he'd lived here long
enough, ami that he'd have to either skip
or hang, hut wo made it rather light for
him. Sunday afternoon Heiibcn found us
In the United States hotel and spat in our
hat and pulled our nose, and slapped our
Jaw, Thai's where he made the mistake
of his life. lie thought wo went a coyote,
and lie probably crosed tlte dark river
still carrying that belief We pulled on
Heuben and dropped him In his tracks
As In the nine other Instances, wo had
him buried on our own lot, paid all ex
penses, and shall 'ceep the headboard in
good repair. M Quad In New York
Tliu Opening Wtl.
Wife Oh, olil Hero Is au advertisement
for a new fiirtrimined cloak.
Husband Great heavens! what do you
want a furtrlmmed cloak now for? Ain't it
hot enough for your
Wife Yes. But It wouldn't lw if you
should send mo up into thu White Mouii
talus. Cloak Hevlew.
All the Slime.
"Congratulations, .Mr Smith, for the
"Wrong, my boy. They're not mine.
It's John Smith who Is the happy father.
My name's Jacob, you know."
"Well, congratulations all the same."
Thu Young Stole.
Father Karl, how many times have you
been whacked at school today?
Karl I never take Hiiy noticu of what Is
going on behind my back. Wochenhlatt
Walling tu lie Culled.
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Mattd sarcastically Ma says that If
I you aro sick, Bridget, she will send jour
breakfast up to you.
Bridget Och, no, miss, I'm not sick, ant',
If ye have brcHkfuH icady I will get up.
POOR JONATHAN WALTZ!
Prom the Opera of "Poor Jonathan."
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