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CAPITAL CITY COURIER, SATURAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 189?
GIRLS WITH GENIUS.
tNQAQED AS SCULPTORS AT THE
WORLD'S FAIR QrtOUNDS.
On of Hi Mmiy Nrtr t.lnt nf Kinilny
Mat (Iv4 to Warm Ity Mia lil
of IIII110U Wrlrninlnu tlir Nnlloiu.
Ohicaoo, Kept. i!'J. Iiultirttriourf, mu
nitions, clover woiuon nro Hading nt
Chlcngo unlimited opportunities topruo
JUI.IA M. IIUACKI'.N.
tlcnlly test their nldll in now linos of
work. Scarcely a buroiut, iliructly or
indirectly connected with tlio Worlil'N
fntr, but employs from 11 dozoii Ion hun
dred women. Remarkable in t ho inroad
they nro making in the higher art of
decoration evoked by tho artittio tie
mnuds of tho World fnlr buildings.
Tho tnrdy development of American
oulpturo linn long been deplored ut
homo and abroad. Dearth of nntlvo tnl
nt In this subtlest of tho urtti hnR forced
the art directors of tho World's fair to
depend largely upon tho nkillcd nrtlsans
of Franco, Italy nnd Qormany to exo
onto the designs of American nrtistH in
tho plastic decoration of tho exposition
buildings. Anticipating tho need of
tholr services these Old World nrtisani
canto to this country in great numbers
camo in timo to escapo tho law re
stricting tho employment of foreign
Horticulture nnd Forestry buildings
are now huge nteliors, whero tho babel
" many tongues interpolates tho ring
of chisol or trowel nnd miggcsts tho
Latin quartern of Paris or Romo.
In one sectiou of Ilorticulturo hall,
kowevor, king's English prevails, to
gether with an innovation in tho history
of Industrial expositions.
Mr. Lormlo Taft. tho designer of tho
groups nnd facades destined to decorate
the exterior of Ilorticulturo hall, has
summoned to ids assistance six young
Mr. Taft has long been identified with
the Art institute of Chicago. Ho is a
clover sculptor, a pupil of tho Beaux
arts. Anton Morcier and Falegeuure.
Better still, ho is an unspoiled American
with implicit faith in women's genius
and a desire to give it fair play. His
assistants aru his pupils, till having
studied with him nt the instituto or ut
bis studio from six mouths to five years.
In ago they rango from nineteen to
twenty-threo. All but two nro natives
of Illinois. Thoy nro paid ut tho rato of
ive dollars per day, nnd in nil proba
bility will bo steadily employed until
"Industrious, bright, quick witted and
well oducaxod, thoy givo porfect satis
faction," said Mr. Tuft ns he proudly
watched tho agility with which his
Ciper capped, gingham aproned girls
aled tho scaffolding of n hugo statue
br rounded out with tho wet clay tho
contour of a (Jrcek goddess.
"I have no faith in art which is not
founded on intelligence. Mere facility
has never produced any great or lasting
work, and while 1 urgo tny pupils to
keep in practice like tho musician with
bis acales 1 also insist upon much read
ing and thmklug. Endowed with am
tioua minds and vigorous todies, I ex-
pect great things of these girls."
aTATUK OF ILLINOIS.
' The presiding genius of this unique
atelier is Miss Julia M. Bracken, Hers
Is the genius that defies environment.
Born on the batiks of Applo creek, near
General (J rant's old home ut Galena,
this unpretentious young girl has drawn
tvor since she can remember. It was
er carving on her brother's discarded
Cigar boxes that first attracted serious
attention to her talent and led her to tho
Chicago Art institute, where she studied
drawing. Finding at length that her
Weans would not enable her to continue
study she was ulwut to seek employment
inifae city, when chance brought hor to
Mr. -Tuft's Mudio. There slio first be
held the possibilities of clay, and ovine
lag a desite to penetrate It" nystjrics
Mr. Taft employed her us an assistant
f n Ma studio, thus opening to her her
Jife'awotk. Miss Bracken has v.-orktd
tivB.yctrj in this studio, hor identity
lost In that of her employer and instruc
tor. "1 have noticed in tho last two years,"
raid Mr. Taft magnanimously, "that
visitors to my studio Invariably admire
In my work the very effects to which
I'm indebted to Miss Urackcu. The
timo has como when she should have
credit and I mean to do all Jr. my power
toiwcuio her tho opening ht so richly
Tho work of theso young women. has
already attracted substantial recognl
Miss Urnckcn has been awarded tho
contract to sculpture in Italian marblo
an 8-foot female figure representing
Illinois welcoming tho nations, It will
bo her llrst Independent work. The
state will pay her fJ.r.OO.
'Tho clay model of this ambitious ef
fort Is a singularly strong expression of
womanly dignity, purity and refinement.
Older artists skeptically nwnit Its execu
tion in marble. It will occupy a ped
estal beneath tho dome of tho Illinois
building. Hix equally largo llgures de
signed by Miss Hniukon for tho interior
decoration of the same building will ho
modeled by her companions, Missos
Urooks, Scudder, Taft, Enid Yandoll
(tho clover Duko of "Three Olrls in n
Flat") and Mrs. E. It. Copp. Tho lattor
is tho only professional woman sculptor
Tho figures represent Charity, Faith,
Justice, Fraternity, Learning nnd Art.
They will jut out from panels botween
tho windowH and rest on brackets bear
ing the coat of arms of tho state of Illi
nois. Each girl will bo paid $250 for
MWs Uracken has just received an
order to execute in Cararra marblo a
statuo of tho Messed Virgin Mary for
tho Holy Name cathedral of Chicago.
"1 believe my luck Is coming all at
once," cried tho wondei fully gifted girl
on receiving this last order. "It looks as
though tny trip to Paris will not end in
Of course all theso young women, like
nil good Americans, dream of going to
Paris, and to that end thoy nro laboring
and hoarding tho money the World's
fair is happily enabling thorn to earn.
EL1.KN HANK1S COPP.
May they realize their expectations and
return to enrich tho art and womanhood
of their nntlvo land 1h tho wish of all
admirers of industry, pluck and genius.
Lira Rose McCaiii:.
A Naval MuitIhro Orumony.
Special Corri-spomk-uco. '
HiU.snoKO, O., Sept. 22. Tho great
reunion of tho Stroup family recently
hold in this county has brought back to
light tho particulars of tho most amus
ing pioneer marriage ceremony over ier
fonned in tho state. It was in lBOil.
Tho bride's dress was n very lino light
figured calico that cost u dollar a yaid.
8ho wore a plain cup on her head, white
silk gloves, a plain white collar nnd
shoes nnd stockings.
The groom was dressed in browi.
dross coat and trousers, with Marseilles
vest, white socks, low quartered shoes
and whito kid gloves. As a rule, how
over, tho grooms of that day did not
diess so well as this one. The cere
mony was performed by Squire Oliver
Ross, n decided character in that day.
and a man of peculiarities, us will !
seen. On tho day a pointed the parties
with their friends appeared before hi"
"Well." said the squiro in his peculiar'
Irish style, "wo havo mit today to jine i
together in holy matrimony Michael I
Btroup and Polly Walker as rlspletalilo
a couple as iver the Lord brought
t'gither. Now I do hope that none o' yet:
will hev oney objiction to their gittiu
married. 1 t'ink there'll bo no objiction
Jlue yer right bauds. Well, Mr. Mike,
will yo take Miss Polly, ns good lookln
an as vartuous n young woman us iver
tho Vargln Mary was to bo yer lawful
ly wedded wife? D'ye proniiso that
yell forsako all lthera (now by th
Lord, Mike, yo must quit lunnin nfther
the ather gurls an vleavo to her alone)
will ye, MikeV"
"les, yes, said tho groom.
Vi.11 Mla Pnllv. will v tnfc Mil
whom yo hould bo tho right hand, to be
yer lawfully winded iiusban ho U
worthy, for bo's ns sprightly a young
limn ns iver woro n uuir o' buckskin
Ibrokius. You promise to foiako all
ithers (but phwat the do us tho use to
inok n woman promts that when we
know they won't kupo their promise, lut
I thiuk ye'ro mi exciption) ye'll cleave
to 'itn till it phsu tho Lord to siperuto
ye by death, will yo. Polly?"
Then I pronounce yo man an wife-
no more two, but wan. Tho Lord bles
yet Now go home an raise yer children
fer th' Lord. ThoLoul bless yet ha! ha!
hat Tek yer seats now! The Lord bless
yei" J. w. a.
Funny Man) Plucky (llrli.
A funuy young man in Walla Walla,
Wash,, arrayed himself iu a buffalo
robe at night, und taking up n oitlon
in a lonely wood awaited two young
ladles, whom ho intended to frighten,
pretending to lw u bear. Tho girls wero
frightened, but they nttucked tho bear"
lo vigorously with sticks nnd stones that
tho funny man bus been laid up in bed
ON A HOP RANCH.
KowChliior t'iniiit't with t nil Inn I'lchnm
In WitnliliiRlon l'lrturiiiin Nrrnr.
Tacoma, Wash., Sept. 27. Hop eul
turo is n largo and Important Industry
in this state, hops lieing tho most valu
able agricultural crop of western Wash
ingtou. The Hnoqunlmlo hop ,,tieh con
slsts of l.fiOO acres, IKK) being in hop
Tho production of this farm Is from
1,800 to 2,000 pounds per acre. It U
said that tho clear prollt to tho state this
year was over J 1,500,000.
Tho first hops raised heroworopU:iteil
in 1800 near tho prcsont city of Ptiyal
lup. A peck of hops wore planted by
Jacob R. Meeker. From theso he har
vested n bale of hops, receiving eight
cents per pound for thorn, This at
ttacted attention to tho industry and re
suited in further planting along the
river and In tho viriloys. From thlr
small beginning sprung an industry tlm
has brought into tho state more than
$20,000,000 and given employment ti.
fully 5,000 Moplo annually.
I quote from an article written by Mr
Ezra Meeker for tho state board of trade,
so that facts and figures nro authentic.
Hop picking is ono of tho picturesque
scones of Washington. Tho work of
harvesting is done largely by Indians,
though other nationalities are well rep
resented, who como from all pnrts of the
state, from British Columbia and oven
from Alaska. It is tho time of year
when tho Indian Is suro of sulllcient
work to enable him to buy his winter
stores. Most of thorn reach tho hop
yards in their canoes, which, hewn fiom
single logs, seem clumsy and unsafe to
the white man, but in which the Indians
bravo oven tho tempests of the oieau.
Tho high prows aro gayly painted anil
usually decorated with a rude figure cut
out of wood. Hundreds and oven thou
sands of these canoes in tho early au
tumn aro to bo seen on tho waters of
Paget sound, and tho beaches are env
orcd with temporary camps.
From tho shores of the Pacific, o
British Columbia and beyond, whoh
trills embark, pass through the Gulf of
Georgia and across tho Straits of Fun.
and puddle up tho sound for tho soli
purpose of lwlng present nt the hop
picking and spending the inonoy earuei.
in blankets, gaudy calico and othei
stores, to last, until tho next season of
Men, women and children just able to
walk engage in tho work, and aro all
industrious as long us the season lasts
Their painted faces nnd bright raiment.
in contrast among the dark foliage of
tho hop vines, form a picture that i
over now. And when tho hnrver.t i
over they return to their homes by eusj
stages, taking care that much or tin
bright silver is well exjwnded or gam
bled away before civilization is let,
Tho question of questions with hop
growers is, Will pickers enough come.
If so, will they arrive in time? Tiio In
dians nro quick to perceive the situation
and ready to profit by tho anxiety of the
growers, and to urlvo the best bargain
possible. As the acreage has increased,
however, tho supply of labor has thus
far lccu ample, so' that there never has
been any real loss from lack of pickers.
For flvo yenrs, from 1880 to 1800 inclu
sive, Mr. Meeker has kept accurate ac
count of tho production of one farm
of sixty-one acres which ho has in hops.
During that time there were grown and
marketed 071,002 pounds of hops, which
soul at an averago or 17 cents pel
pound, aggregating $101, 120.05. The
cost of production was 0 cents per
pound. The net profit, therefore, from
sixty-one acres for fivo years was $10,
415.77, an annual average of $0,888 15
nnd n yearly averago net profit ier acre
of $102.02. Theso llgures will show a
much greater profit than from hops
raised in Now York or New England.
In central New York the cost of p'ro
ducing a crop is not less than 15 cents
per pound, while in New England an
average of nt least 18 cents is reached.
A new clement has entered into hop
picking viz., tho Chinese, Last nutumii
when the fleets of canoes camo from
Alaska and British Columbia came down
tho sound to the hop ranches, tho Indians
found their places taken by tho yellow, I
mas oycu ueiesuais, who nau come in
"nd Psed tho Ian
wnf 'lct', ".vw. at li
,iml J ' S I" we
land. Tho cursing
least it was silent,
ro turned home
ward again. Thoy camped all along the
coast and reached their homes by slow
stages. They usually carry a small tent
in which to sleep, but nil their occupa
tions and recreations nro enrried on in
tho broad sunlight, with only tho blue
sky for a canopy. Their household
utensils consist of a camp kcttlo and
several large spoons. Fish, vegetables,
everything they eat, cooked In tho one
kettlo, nnd tho various members of tho
family sit nbout nnd dip In their spoons
whenover they feel tho pangs of hunger.
They uro filthy beyond description, and
ns fnr irnrul lnnlm I li.ivn vnt tn Ken nnn
that over approximated toward that
'ino oenmuui nmiuu maiueu
strong, lithe and bymmetiical has been
lost, If suo ever existed among these
tribes, through tho degenerating influ
ence of civilization.
When the II) dab and Fort Simpson
Indians had returned last fall to far as
Victoria, B. C, thoy stayed theio for
several weeks, during which time they
gave three entertainments, consisting of
songs mid dances such as were in voguu
among their tribes 100 years ago. They
doffed tho European clothes which they
wear so nwkwurdiy ut the present time,
and donned their blankets, leggins,
leathers and war paint and gave one of
"yo oldo timo entertainments," just the
same ns our boys and girls dress them-Bilvc-s
in their grandmother's brocades
nnd laces and tho grandfather's velvet
breeches and buckles. Tho proceeds
from theso ontortaiumeuts netted them
about the eamo amount as their hop pick
ing would have done, und they went
their wuy rejoicing.
Lauua B. Staiih.
Tho star is n new design in glr.s3 seen
In combination with Vw fuu crowd tho
i !' J
Mit tin Till Liiiiii wllli Mntoliei.
When you buui n wooden match you find
that there remains n llttlo quantity of
Whito ashes, which reddens with grcnteasr
If you blow on it. Fix some of these nslu
on thu points of four ordinary pens and at
tncli tlieni around an ordinary cork, pierced
tn thu tenter by a hole.
If you llml any dlfllcitlty In tunklug the
nnhus stick tn thu pofnts of thu pens, stick
half a match on eacli pen point and let
ench mutch burn down. Carefully place
the cork thus equipped on a llttlo lump
filled with mineral oil, so that tho wick of
of thu lamp passes through tho hole In the
Now light thu lamp nnd keep tho wick
well lowered, so that It gives only an al
most Imperceptible bluu Hume, and you
will see tlieiislies or thu matches, by In
candescence, take on a magnificent blush,
and for a moment ttiu light will be almost
us strong as that of thu ordinary electric
II hit for tint Aiinilniir 1'iiliiter.
When school ends and thu plain for va
cation hours can at last he carried out the
small boys ye, and the glrN, ton take
plea-mre In daubing with rainbow tints
their own particular bout, or In helping
mother by giving thu garden chair u
f resli coat of scarlet; but poor mother Is not
so well pteiiMsl when she sees thu neat suits
streaked and spotted with paint. Ono or
two expeilences of this kind generally lead
her todWcour.tge tlmfuturenrtlstloelToits
of her young hopefuls. Her time In sum
mer Is fully occupied without botherlpg
with obstinate paint spots, but there Is no
reason why joung hopeful should lint
clean tho paint oft himself; It I easily and
quickly done when the paint is fresh, and
If he lias to lake a little tumble it will
teach him to be a llttlo more careful next
The IllMt. thing, Master Hopeful, that
you will need tof clean will probably he a
very grimy pair of hands. Do not touch
them with water llrst Jt hardens the paint.
Take u little bud (butter or greiie will do
if inoiu convenient), rub your bund- with
It until eveiy paitlcluof paint is loosened,
then wash in warm water with a stiff nail
biush and plenty of soap. Turpentine will
take the paint otf, but If your si. in is sensl
tlvu it will make it smart most unpleas
antly. Paint on shirt sleeves or on gingham
diesses must be rubbed with lard while
the paint Is fresh before consigning It to
tho wash tub. If it t;ets hard as it will in
n day It must In: softened with turpentine
Paint spots on woolen goods call for
fresh benzine nnd a bit of Manuel to rub
with. If you ure obliged to use old benzine
or turpentine wash It out at once with a
cloth wet with warm water anil soap or It
will leave an oily stain that will catch the
dust and soo'i form an ugly brown mark
Hurtwr's Young People.
Tim Sugar I'luin Tren.
Have jou ever heard of tliuSinntr Plum Tree?
TIs a marvel Of greut renownl
It blooms on thu shuru of tho Uilllpop roi
In thu gut ilea of Shut-Ko town;
The fruit that it hears Is mi uomlrcmsly swoul
(At- thoRU who hue lasted It buy)
Thnt kckkI llttlo children havuonly to cat
Of llml fruit to ho lutppy uuxt iluy.
When nu got to tho tree you would haven
To rapture thu fruit which 1 slug;
Thu tli'U Uso lull that no iierMiu could climb
To thu boughs w hero thu utigur plums swlagl
Uut up In thnt tree tills a chocolutu cut,
And a rIiikci bread dog prow Is below
And this is tho way you contrive to got at
Those augur plums templing )ou no:
You say but the word to that gingerbread dog,
And ho barks w Ith such tet I iblu zest
That tho chocolutu cat Is at once all agog,
As her swelling proportions nttet.
And tho chocolutu eat goes cavorting around
From this leafy limb unto that,
And thu sugar plumntuinbleof course to the
Hurrah for thnt chocolutu call
There are umrhnmllo, gutmlrop and p
With striping of near let or gold.
And you curry away of thu Ireusuro that ruins
As much ns jourii) rou iau hold!
So come, lit t child, cuddle closer to mo
In our dainty wbltu nightcap und gown,
And I'll rock ou awuyto thnt Sugar Pluit
Iu thu garden of Khut-Kje town.
Eugene Field In Chicago News-Ilecord.
Motut -Store Attractive.
"And do you love Dolly as much
"Not milte, auntie. We've not n ual
meat baby at licinu now '"
How Jerrj Kciiied I'unlaliiiieiit.
A true Celt doe, not need to kiss the
"blarney stone" in order to gain a flatter
lng tongue. It In hl.n ns part of his birth
A little eight -year-old Irish boy In one of
our public schools was reproved by his
teacher for Kiime mischief. lie was abnul
to deny his fault when she Mild;
"I saw you, Jerry."
"Yes," he replied, as (julek as a Hush. "1
tells them tht-ru ain't much ynus don't see
wld them party black eyes of yourii."
That was the oft answer that tururil
a ly wruiU- Kxchunge.
4 i Xi.
A. M. DAVIS & SON,
1112 O STR96T,
Offers Extraordinary Inducements to
STATE FAIR VISITORS
Space too small to enumerate.
Call this week.
143 S. 1 1th Street. Telephone 398.
has just rcelvcd a lot of new
Nabob Sweet Pickles, - - 25c qt.
Imported Chow Chow, - 25c "
Sweel Blossom Peas, - - -25c can
Fancy Queen 'Olives, - - 40c qt.
Fancy Small Olives, - - -20c "
N. Y. Full Cream Cheese, - 20c lb,'
Extra F'cy Sliced Pineapples. 25c can
A FULL LINE OF FRUITS AND VEGETABLES.
XSTOItDElt EAUI.r. j, tvIILLER.
Formerly of HUFFMAN & RICHTER, 1039 0 STREFT
We have just placed on sale a lot of
5 $ $
either Ruled or I'luin, with latest shape Envelopes,
Alt-o 200 boxes of
in Plain or Ruled, with Envelopes same style ns LaMelle Fiance Linen.
These are offertd
Gas or Gasoline
Makes no smell or dirt.
For Simplicity it Hcntsths World.
No Unttcrlcs or Electric Spark to
Just Unlit tho Dtirncr, turn the
Wheel, and It runs nil day.
No double or false Explosions, fre
quent vith the unreliable spark.
It runs -with n cheaper tirade of
Gasoline than any other Engine.
Comprising 300 Boxes of
rpACil Box contains a full quire of -Paper, nnd
V the same number of Envelopes, nnd they are
jut ns good ns what you usually pay 50 centsfor.
This Is a bargain worth looking Into.
Wessel-Stevens Printing, Co. ,
Courier Office, 1184 N St.
Bend ron Ii.LUSTiuTEn PuscmrTivB
l'rojirlftort of tlio
Alantic-Pacific Type Foundry,
No. 1013 IIOWAIta ST.
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