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FKOiM FIVE STATES.
INFANT CITIZCNS FROM DIFFERENT
PARTS OF THE REPUDLIC.
Wliat KflVcl Pnea rmlroiiitieut Hare on
the Formal Ion uf Tlirlr Clmrnotorn
ftantilr Children from New York, I'mii
ytvanla, t.oiiWUnit, California and Utah,
CopjrrlK"t Iwd, by American I'rww AMoola
lloronro fivo yonnu; Aiuorlrnn cttiKons,
all meinbors of thu great rtiul)lic, com
pntrlotn in.tho ntato of infancy, but no
tirosof five different status In tlio Union.
TlIK KNOWINO NEW YOHKI'.R.
Learned ooplo who study ethnology
My tlint tlio fonnution of clinrnctcr and
disposition in very mucJi detHJiulent uimhi
our environments. In a country ho viwt
tuiil so diversified ns tlio United States
tho iKoplo of each section of tlio country
have their own diittinctiro clinrm'tcriM
tics. TIiomo arc wu letw clearly in fro wn
pcoplo, who huvo learned moro reserve,
than in children, who am loan reticent
and self controlled.
Tho child brought up in Now York is
Tory different from tho llttlo Louisiana
boy or girl, and tho young Ponusylva
nian from cither.
Look at this llttlo girl. Now York is
written in every lino of Iter body and
fold of bcr dress. Slio is chio and stylish
and sho knows it. Just now alio dresses
and lives very plainly, for sho or rather
her mother is "quito English." Her
chief faro is, in consequence, oatmeal
porridge, cream, brown bread and but
ter, and occasionally a llttlo bacon or a
She is n youthful member of tho
Gotham Four Hundred, and somo day
will mako her dobut ut n Patriarchs' ball
and bo indorsed by tho Ward McAllister
6t tho day. "
, 8ho is a bright, sensible, practical lit
Hlo thing, and frequently astonishes her
iparents by on unexiected display of her
varied knowledge of persons and things
fondly supposed to bo beyond her ken.
. Her greatest pleasure is to bo dressed
In" he best clothes and walk in Central
park with her English nurse, whose curi
ous lack, yet occasional superabundance,
of h's is a constant sourco of wonder and
unfeigned bewilderment to her.
Sho is not n beautiful child, but half
nnconsciously she manages to mako tho
most of nil her good points and to keep
all her defects in tho background. She
has boon even at this early ago to one or
two matinees, and talks qutto knowingly
in her baby fashion about tho theater.
Very different is this llttlo Pennsylva
nian. Bho Is demuro, quiet and very
weot a wise, gentlo veo girlie, who
A UTTUS L0U1SIAMAN.
doss a (rood deal of subdued thinking on
her own account, bho is not quite so
any aa she looks or would havo you be
lieve. Every Sabbath sho accomranies her
tweet faced, fresh cheeked you. g mother
to worship, and a Sunday school picnic
is her wildest dissipation. On such oc
casions she U quite a belle among tho
tbty vonrur gentlemen who take a de
corous and sober pleasure in "'Ring,
A-rlng A-rosy," "Oroon Gravel" and
similar children's games.
Unllko hor Nw York sister, fow par
ties fall to her lot, and thoators sho al
ready knows aro tho evil one's snares
for tho uhwary. Bho can recito in her
weet, soft llttlo voico, with Its captivat
ing lisp, nearly all of Or. Watts' hymns.
When sho grows up sho will bo a
pretty, wholesome maid, with strictly
correct and rather prim manner that
moro tlmu one young man of Quaker
descent will ilud irresistible. Bho will
bo n good wlfa and mother and a thor
oughly honest, pure woman.
A strain of creolo blood lends a lan
guishing glance to tho soft dark eyes of
this llttlo Louisiana child. Her hair is
flno jet black and curls in charming lit
tie tendrils all over her pretty bond, Her
complexion is paloand creamy, yet with
n gleam like n pure white moonstone.
Her eyebrows are finely marked and her
lashes long and curly.
In dicposition she is n mixture of lire
and loo. Hho is naturally rather credu
lous and decidedly suierstltlous, and
when her nurso tells her tales of witch
craft and tho terrible, fate that brfull.i
llttlo girls who uro "hoodooed," her great
eyes open until they look into stars.
With comical gravity sho goes through
all tho llttlo acts intended to avert calam
ities that sho sees dono by her beloved
ebon lined "aunty."
English sho speakx a little, but prefers
creolo French, with n curious lisping
patois, and in a sweet, strangely rich
Voice sho sings (plaint negro melodies
with their wailing refrain and uudetlno
blo undertone of melancholy.
A great, largo limbed baby Is this
llttlo Califorulau, a "native son of tho
golden west," born in that gle-orlous
climate where the sun's rays riien and
sweeten everything. A breezy, wholo
somo, unconventional baby, who just
now is so busy growing that ho has llttlo
timo for anything else. Ho is u gener
ous, frank, open hearted baby, but
though good natured and easy going ho
has very decided opinions ns to his rights
and is quick to resent any encroachment
A CAt.lKOUNU CHILD,
nis favorite food Is fruit, of which ho
oats quantities nil tho year round. Ico
and snow are unknown to him, for flow
crs, fruit and green trees meet his gaze
at nil seasons.
Ho is tlio son of a pioneer, the young
ost descendant of n "forty-niner," but
ho will boo a very different lifo from that
his father had known. Ho will nover
oxporienco the rough lifo or eat the
coarso raro or tho miners camp, and
talcs of such lifo will havo ns much nov
elty nnd interest for him ns for any of
his littlo eastern born cousins.
His complexion is rich nnd peachy
looking, his eyes bluo nnd his hnir gold
en brown, touched hero nnd thero with
gleams of sunshine. Mischiovous? Well,
a llttlo. Not all tho timo, though, for ho
sleeps a good deal, but that is nbont tho
only timo ho is not either just beginning
a piece or mischief or just finishing it.
Tlio last of theso young Americans
might surprise his predecessors by lay
ing prior claim to tho proud titlo of
American, for his ancestors for hundreds
of years imst owned nnd jKiasessed this
great continent, hunted its forests and
fished in its rivers.
rtArX, ORDINARY TArOOSE.
no himself was born on an Indian ro
servo in Utah, but when ho is older will
probably, liko many others of his nation,
live in a stato of discontent. Ho is that
rarity, a full blooded Indinn. Not n drop
of whito blood flows in Ids veins. Ho is
the son of n chief, and in a fow years will
bo sent to ono of tho government schools,
whero ho will lenra nil that his white
brothers do. Ho Is a copper hucd little
brave aud has all tho imperturbability of
Moro than an hour ago his dusky
mother strapped him against his papoose
board and left him in it, resting against
a tree, yot ho mnkes no complaint, but
looks straight in front nnd blinks hi
eyes solemnly from time to timo.
This is tho first timo ho has over seen
a camera or a whito man, and so much
novelty is n severe strain oven upon lib
hereditary stoicism of demeanor. De-
splto his best efforts n look of terror am
astonishment comes into his face as tin
lens Is pointed at him.
Thus it will be seen that our futun.
citizens nro ns varied in character aud
disposition as tho grand country tlint i
their heritage and in this diversity oi
temperament lies much of the strength
nt thn iinrinn Muv nil tlipftn children
' grow up to x an honor and glory to tlu
' great republic! ,
HOW IT MAV DE DISPLAYED IN DRESS
The Outlook for Aprlng rhlon rtnlil
Growing In I'rmir I'rocki nnd Cloaks for
Olrle ICIrgnnl Writhing C'ottiiiur iiml
ICopjrrlRtit, inn, t American Pros Arwxln
(lon.l Many children nro sweet and lovely,
but surely none Is more ho than thoso
of Now York. One might think that in
a great city llko this thoy would grow
forward or icrt, or appear old beyond
their years, but thoy do not, All honor
to their mothers, who mako u study of
how to keep them real children, dressed
according to their ago of playfulness and
abandon. They aro not pupicts, nor is
their dressing neglected, but it has
reached tho point which wo call elegant
Protty littlo Hubbard frocks and plain,
short walsted dresses aro seen in tho
homes of tho millionaires on tho young
daughters of tho house, mid dark, sub-
FOR LITTLE 0ST3
stnntlnl mntcrlnls nro worn nlwnyB ex
cept for somo festlvo occasion, when,
naturally, silks, muslins nnd other moro
extravagant fabrics nro ubckI, though
Tlio present modo in nil tho best Amer
ican homes is to keep nil young icoplo in
simple, nnd comparatively inexpensive
nttiro until nfter tho young lady has en
tered upon her second season, and even
then tho preferenco is toward such goods
ns most properly adorn youth, like the
dainty wush goods in zephyrs nnd what
ever Is tho current modo, with tissuo and
diaphanous muslins for dancing and the
lighter silks for dressing occasions.
Tho present outlook for early spring is
tlint thero will bo an unusual amount of
plaid worn for ordinary school or houso
or run-nbout-street gowns. When tho
plaids are mado for children thoy will
havo accessories, liko yokes, girdles,
bands, etc, mado of velvet, black or the
darkest shade in tho plaid. Plaid alone
has not tho proper Mulsh, for self trim
ming, and nothing will go with plaid of
any kind but velvet. i
Among tho odd but very taking fancies
for children is tho uso of black satin for
a frock, with a guimpo and sash nnd
Bomotlmcs upper sleovo puff of ornngo or
mandarin china silk. It is becoming to
both blonds and brunettes, and tho satin
when soiled can bo wiped off with n
spougo dipped in water, which is a great
desideratum with small children.
Cloaks for thollttloglrlsaronot unliko
those of their mothers, but ono of tho
prettiest nnd most useful is presented
hero. It wns mado of brown cheviot,
with n double box plaiting of rod ribbon
around tho bottom nnd lower capo. The
upper cajw was slashod and lined with
satin. Tlio hat wns a Inrgo brown felt
trimmed with rod feathers and ribbon
Another littlo cloak for a smaller girl
was of whito cider down flannel, with
flecks of golden brown scattered over it.
It was Mother Hubbard shape, and the
capo to it was covered with whito ostrich
tips, the ends of which wcro tipped with
brown. The hat was white beaver,
largo, nnd simply overwhelmed with
brown tipped white plumes.
Sovernl beautiful llttlo bonnets for
small girls are mado liko Mario Stuart
coifs, and thoy aro bewitching over tho
pretty faces. Out tho quaintest nnd
prettiest headgear for littlo toddlers is
tho queer, old fashioned contrivance
shown in tho picture. The fall of laoe
over tho rosy faces is too cunning for
anything. I havo seen three bats almost
like this among tho now spring model
bonnets for Indies, though thoy aro nar
rower at the back and puff out a little
on tho sides, but reach tho samo high
point and havo tho samo frill of lace
and big or llttlo bow, according to clr
cumstnnces. Theso hats remind mo of
somo ancient picture I have seen. They
look odd, but aro certainly piquant and
attract ivo, and rescmblo in somo vague
wny tho mob cap of our great-grandmothers.
In my pilgrimages to tho shrines of
fashion I saw a splendid walking cos
tume just com
pleted by n fa
mous ladies' tail
or, which is worth
mention among a
This was of sage
heavy and fino,
shapo and fitting
without a wrin
kle. Tho bottom
of tho skirt was
"held out" by two
sowed tightly on
tho under side of
tho facing, On tho
skirt all around
was n 5-lnch bor
der of stono mar
ten. Tito upper
polish cloak. sloovcs wero very
largo and jvwSff.1 cut with a stiff buck
ram lining. A littlo stono marten
"beostie" was in placo of a collar.
In (rout was a gather fall of tho cloth,
but nono in tho back. Tlio wnlst closed
with double rows of small black silk
crocheted buttons nnd soutncho, Polish
stylo. I havo spoken of this garment aa
costilmo when tho tailor himsolf called
it a Polish cloak, but as it is not to bo
worn over a dress and takes tlio placo of
ono I should call it a costumo in prefer
enco to cloak If I had the naming of it.
Howover, It is very stylish and graceful.
At this samo house I saw a long wrap
that for sumptuous richness I believe
has rarely been equaled. Tho wrap was
for a lady who counts her millions on nil
hor lingers, nnd If rejiorts nro true some
of hor toes as well. Tho wrap was made
of prune velvet of tho richest quality,
long nnd with angel sleeves. Tho velvet
was embroidered In high relief with Sad
ler's silk In tho samo shade, but it looked
lighter from the difference in silk nnd
velvet. Tho pattern was an intricate
design of convolvull trailing along the
edges nbont a foot deep. Tho effect was
Indescribably rich. Uelow this was a
border of Kussinn sable eight Inches
wide nil around the bottom. On tho
sleeves thero was n twelve Inches deep
black crocheted ball fringe in silk. Tho
collar had a fringe liko this, mingled
with snblo tails. Tho wholo was lined
with an India shawl that must have cost
a thousand dollars, nnd how tho owner
over had tho conscienco to cut it up 1
cannot Imagine. Tho whole cloak I was
told wnH valued at $8,500.
What could bo worn with such n wrap
In tho way of dress or bonnet? Well,
tho bonnot wns of prune velvet, with a
bordor of steel bead passementerie nnd
somo velvet convolVuli in deep purple
tints. Tho dress was n rich black bro
cade, with a llouuco of black ostrich
plumes, headed by n rose plaiting of
fringed out silk, which wns almost ns
soft nnd fluffy ns moss trimming nnd n
good deal moro expensive. Of course
this grand toilet is ono specially Intended
to striko nwo Into tlio hearts of tea
givers nnd kindlo tho fires of envy in
tho hearts of women.
A Crochet Unibrellu Cw).
Two spools of blnck crochet silk and a
small brass furniture, ring nro tho mate
rials required for this caso. Cover tho
ring with sluglo stitches, then chain
thrco and join with a treble stitcli into
tho second single stitcli mid so on round,
continuing when you reach tho three
chnin ns horetoforo. This prevents Irreg
ularity whero tho rows nro joined. Oc
casionally slip tho caso over un umbrella
so as to havo it fit easily, widening a few
times if necessary.
For a 20-inch umbrella mnko tho caso
twenty inches. Crochet fonr chain, turn
and work to tho legiuuingof this round.
Thrco chain, turn, going across as be
fore. Continue till this pieco is four
inches long. Four chain, throw the
thread over twico double treble stitches
going across onco. Finish with a scal
lop. Mako a cord of eight or ton strands
of tho silk nnd finish the ends with tas
sels. Owirg to tho elasticity of tho work
it is not necessary to mako the case as
long as tho umbrella by two riches.
whilo for tho samo reason It may bo leit
on without danger of wearing tho silk.
as tho ordinary bought cover aru likely
Garnlttiru for Ilnll Drewm.
Ribbons, feathers nnd flowers nro nil
used us garniture for dancing dres is.
utubon is sometimes applied in the r m
of enormous bows on tho bottom of the
skirt, but moro troquentiy in mil ro
settes or choux or windmill bows with
flouting ends. Indeed tho floating ends
should nover bo omitted, as they add so
materially to tho lightness of tho danc
To Mako h rtanilkorcMitf Cmmr.
A strip of grass linen 2 i by 13 inches,
tho samo of clover colored china silk, n
sheet of wadding, somo perfumed pow
der, ono yard of ribbon, two. skeins each
of two shades of
clover color and
sago green ftio-se-Iles
quiretl to make a
case liko tho il
Might of butter
flies may bo sub
stituted for tho
worked in yellows and browus. lining
with silk to matclk Somo knowledge of
embroidery is necessary, but ono will lo
surprised to find with what effect the
long and short irregular stitches may bo
employed. Should butterflies bo worked,
tho wings may bo dono in this way, tho
bodies in solid or satin stitch.
IlrltUli Applautv for Franc Wlllard.
In Exotcr hall, London, whore tho
greatest orators of modem times havo
been heard nnd tho most honored leaders
of moral movements of all kinds have
boon wolcomod, our American Frances
Willnrd was greeted with choors nnd
enthusiasm nnd her address with true
British applauso. Honors always como
at lust to one who steadfastly stands by
A MlghtdrFM Case.
To mako a nightdress case tako a strip
of pillow caso linen or cotton duck 1
yard by 18 inches nnd turn ono end over
twelvo inches to form a pockot. on which
!",yJ!r,f,tt?;,,le8,n "liy L3 otcl,l11 ,n ,,U!
colored silk. On tho (ltui otch "Good
nap oicn -uoki
Nisht" or 'Hniijiy Dreams" in Invj-ular
text, anil after liimlinjr. with linen tiipo
xll0 Wltll ilicll Willll ton 'linn ir aium.
othor heat y luce. I
-art. ..J fi- ' " '
WOMAN'S WORLD IN PARAGRAPHS.
Twenty-one Year of Woman flnflTrage la
An important and interesting contri
bution to tlio literature of tho woman
question is contained in a letter to tho
Now York Sun from Wyoming. It is a
clear and compr61icnslvo summing up of
tho results of twenty-ono years of wom
an Biiffrngo hi that stato. Wo learn
from it that nearly every woman in tho
stnto votes. Tho ladles havo their par
tisan clubs Republican, Democratic and
Populist. They take fully ns much in
terest in politics as tho men do. They
formerly voted tho Republican ticket
mostly, but last year their sympa
thies wero nrouscd on tho side of
tho "rustlers" as against tho cattlo
barons In tho cow war, nnd thoy voted
almost to a woman with tho Demo
crats, beennso tho Domocratio platform
leaned toward tho rustlers. I am glnd
to ierceivo thoy hnvo learned already
that you cannot law virtue nnd morality
into tho humnu race. In this they nro in
ndvunco of somo of their sisters In tho
east. Tho women of Wyoming concern
themselves particularly with tho charac
ter of tho candidnto who is to enforce
tho laws already iiiudo, rnthor than with
tho passing of now laws. A man who is
a drunkard, n wife or child beater, a
gambler or a corrupt iolitieian stands
no moro chanco of getting into ofllco in
Wyoming thnn of getting into heaven.
Ono candidate was reported to havo
slapped his wifo becauso a shirt sho had
mndo for him was too sinnll. "Tho wom
en vowed to mako him feel so small that
ho could use tho littlo shirt for an over
coat, and they did it." Tho shirt story
will follow him to tho end of his days
wherever ho goes. As to oftlceholding,
tho Indies do not seem to aspire nfter
that so much, though they get their pro
portion of tho places. Thooilicoof school
superintendent is by common consent
yielded to a womnn in nil tho twelvo
counties. Tho pay is from $000 n year
to $1,500. Two women hnvo been elected
justices of tho peace. Tho correspondent
says thero nro no women doctors or law
yers in tho stnje, which is unfortunate.
There ought to bo both. Finally after
twenty-ono years of suffrage tho Wy
oming women hnvo only to show ns n re
sult in their stnto "good, honest govern
ment nnd pure elections." What moro
would anybody want, pray?
Tho way to achieve gains for our sex
is for women to stand by ono another
through thick and thin. Do you remem
ber what Olivo Schreiuer said in ono of
her "DrenmsV" "I looked nnd saw that
all tho women held ono another by tho
An enterprising firm of women ten
merchants havo bought n largo tea plan
tation of their own in Ceylon. They em
ploy women in nil tho brunches of their
business whero it is possible. Thero aro
women tasters, blenders and packers.
Wo aro told that in Wyoming fino jier
sonal appearance nnd winning manners
go a long wny toward electing n candi
date of cither sex. Well, why not? Other
things being equal, that la as it should
bo. May tho day nover como when tho
raco will bo inscnsiblo to tlio charm of
personal beauty In eithorman or woman.
Tho Greeks wero nearer rfght tlmn tho
old church ascetics in thl matter. Beau
ty culture, through cleanliness of body
and mind, through physical education,
and, abovo nil, through developing tho
sweet graces of tho soul,, is a legitimato
and noble pursuit. I for one- never yet
met an individual repulsive in physical
appearance who was eithen good or gifted.
And when I seo upon n public platform
as u speaker a woman with slipper stop
per shoes, a badly fittlng;gjwn. not over
neat aud slumped over shoulders. I know
instantly tlint such a womnn has as yet
no conception of tho noblest aud most
exalted doctrines of progress.
When a married woman's husband
neglects her the )oorest way in tho world
is for her to sit at home- and niopo and
shed tears over it. Let aer brighten up
and go aud havo good times too. There
is much pleasure left iu tho world, even
if one's husband is no Longer iu loro with
ono as much us ho used to Ik.
I am so tired of hearing uboat "woman
aa a wifo nnd mother'" that at times. I
would liko to go oil mid live among tho
Eskimos or somo place wlierc I did not
understand tho language.
In Wyoming a married ami an unmar
ried woman wero opposing candidates
for school superintendent in ono of tho
counties. The single woman appealed
to a wifo for her vote on the ground that
tho opponout was a married woman and
had n husband to support her. Instantly
the woman voter, who knew how it was
herself, replied: "Whatcf that? Amur-
woman has a harder time to get
' money than anybody elso,
that married woman stated a great truth.
There is no way of getting monoy so
surely ns to earn it yourself.
Moro interesting perhaps than at any
previous meeting wero tho speeches deliv
ered this year at tho convention of tho
National Woman Suffrage association.
Tho address of Hon. Carroll D. Wright
on "Women in Industry" and that of
May Wright Sowall on "Municipal
Housekeeping" show which wny tho wo
man question of today is drifting.
It is pleasant to think of that woman
in tho town of Nowburg, N. Y who is
superintendent of tho street cloauiug
and street sprinkling department. Sho
is in exactly tho right plnco. Sho has
had tho contract for a number of years
and mndo a fair profit out of it, hiring
nnd superintending her own luborers.
This is better than it is in somo of tho
cities of Europe, where I saw women
scraping and cleaning tho streets with
men bosses over them.
Miss Elizabeth Uttor is doputy clork
of tho United States circuit court for the
western division of tho western district
of Missouri at Kansas City.
A dried up old hunks has latoly !een
bemoaning tho fact that women are
' fesslons, o that thoy cannot support
tholp fmiiiGH nn,i mv ),0(,r n,i c,,r.
any moro. It is liko tho shoomakcr's
talk when mankind first began to mako
shoes uy machinery.
Eliza Arcuaiw Conneh.
A Booton Boy's Eyesight
avod-Perhaps His Llfs
By Hood's Sarsaparllla Blood Pol
soned by Canker
Read ths followlnc from a grateful aothsti
"My llttle boy had Scarlet Fever when I years
eld, and It left him very weak and with DtooA
! with caakar. lilt eyes beooms
to Inflamed that his lufferlnt were Intense, and
forieren weeks he
Could Not Open His Cyss.
I took him twice during; that time to the Eye
and Ear Infirmary on Charles street, but their
remedies failed to do htm the faintest shadow
of good. I commenced giving him Hood's
Sarsaparllla and It soon cured him. I nars
never doubted that It eared hie light, even
U ! hU very life. You may use this tes
timonial In any way you choose, lam always
ready to sound the praise ot
because of the wonderful good It did my sea."
nsiH F. Blackxan, 2888 'Washington St,
Boston, Mass. Oet HOOD'S.
HOOD'S PlLLS ere hand tntde, and are aee
feet In cempotltlon, proportion aadappearaaee.
Una nt Brent ex
iiciiKO replaced hie
with n new Dalle-
myer, direct from London, end I now better
fireinrtl than over to ilo flue work, from
ockot up to lifo lr.o. Open from 10 n. in. to 4
p. m. Htinditya. Ntiiillo, 1214 OSfeet,
Teacher of Elocution
505 MRACR RUILDIlfS.
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