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THE DAILY HERALD i I'LATTSMOOTH, NEBRASKA. FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2X, 1sS.
MAIDEN'S OF YUCATiN.
THE OEST EDUCATION.
rAMOUS FOR THEIR BEAUTY OF
FORM AND FEATURES.
Tliflr Lot la Seldom m llmppj Oua Slaking
( ISirrlUt-Vllt to Ilia Utc Maker A
Tula of Woe fbrflneinent and Amlabil
Tlio iiu-ztizu women of tliat mcwt Inter
filing country aro fumed for their beauty
of form anil features, abundant eilky
muck t res.M-s, largo dark eyes and eay,
hfaiiiui iiiamiiTH. uencrauy iney aro
us ((mmI uh they aro pretty; but their lot
is Ht-ldi m a happy one; iicrliaps they aro
loo numerous to be justly appreciated.
About one In cilit enters the state of
matrimony, and these appear to bo the
least happy. Owing to a great excess of
femalo opulution tho consequence of
many revolutions and war with hostile
Indians a largo number of women do-
iK'iid entirely on their own excrtiors, and
their held of labor is limiteiL Tliey are
ma ein.ioyil In storm, such places being
monopfiliAil by white I landed souths
who think coarser toil beneath them.
II iose individuals of the sterner bex ex
t the gentler, under all circumstances,
to remain at home, no matter how pain
ful their iositioiu Orphans must cat the
bread of dciM-mlence in the house of re
lations or friends, and on no account
shock public opinion by trying to earn a
living away from their placo of abode,
nor may they venture to dwell apart
from elders who shall control theircvery
movement. They may suffer everything
except actual starvation, yet must sub-
juii ii tney would 00 respected.
A few are wonderfully clever at mak
ing most Ixautiful fruits and flowers of
uir, but cannot earn a living by it, the
time anil care necueu in tno manufacture
entailing so much expense that only the
wealthiest giro an order on very special
occasions. Nothing truer to nature than
thso vegetables, fruits and flowers of
sugar can bo imagined. A pineapple, an
ear of corn, a golden kasliew, with its
odd sliapcd appendage, a spray of snow
v.i;i;e uiucrosfs an equally perfect in
form and color; wlulo lartre. full blown
roses, crimson, pink, and yellow, appear
us if the frail leaves will fall from tho
stem if breathed upon. Only tho taste
convinces us that they arc not what they
seem; and the flavors given to them by
their skillful producers aro as delicious as
the work is admirable.
21 A KINO CIGARETTES.
Tho making of cigarettes affords em
ployment to hundreds of girls, because
men, women and children there indulge
in tho use of tobacco. In city, town and
village pretty scnoritas sit lehind the
prison lite window gratings deftly wrap
ping up tobacco in small pieces of the
outer covering of maize, which, when
toasted, imparts a delightful llavor to
the cigarette. Twenty cents a day L the
most that one pair of hand can earn.
Dressmakers aro numerous, Others
anxiously r-olicit ordcrj to embroider i
fcilk, thread or worsted. Pillow laco was
formerly manufactured in Mcrida, but
Ix-ing expensive, thero was no demand
for tho article. Less costly laces are
largely used. f"o pjeztiza's holiday
dress Is complete without ftmple flounces
rf It; thi3 converts their simple ivhjte
linen tr.iruients jnto CXjenf,ive attiie.
Cheap la.ee is imported, but all who can.
T:.nt Wlik-h Train n and and Brain
Cether A Great Mistake.
Eaeh year brings to the general public,
Oji well as to tho educators, the convic
tion that tho present system of education
Li inadequate to the demands of tho day.
The great public, which is more directly
interested in school methods than tho ed
ucators themselves, are waking to the
conviction that there is much useless ex
penditure of time and effort in puttintr
tho boy and girl through tho course tit
study in the Bthools. This conviction is
not limited to any class of intelligence.
It is iermeafing all classes. With this
more complete view of education coiuei
among the higher classes a greater re
siect for skilled labor. In these daya
when riches suddenly take to themselves
wings anil fly away; when there may 1
luxury one week and enury the next,
it is necessary for every ono to lo pre
pared for these emergencies. Tho exi
gencies in business life cannot always be
foretold with accuracy. The laws that
govern the evolutions of commerce are
to a certain extent the same in their ten
dency and as unerring in their effect as
those that govern tho Volutions of nature.
It has long Ix-en a crreat mistake of the
rich to educate their children in the ef-
floresences of know led ire. and to teach
them to view manual labor as lowering
in us lniiuences. istit self preservation
is one of tho first laws of nature and
there aro comjwiratively few people who
wouia ramer starve to death than work
with their hands. Tho instinct of na
ture is strong with us all. and thero is
that consciousness in every one, at least
in nearly every ono, that forces liim to
labor in order to save his own life. The
complications of social conditions and the
consequent coniietition in all depart-
- ..... - I 1 . 1 - ...
Hems ot uiuusiriai ami proiessionai me,
together with these sudden disappear
ances of fortunes, are impressing upon
mo minus oi an, tno ricii as well as the
xor, the necessity of leing forearmed.
The man who is armed is always readv
for an attack. Tho man who has a
skilled brain and hand to fall back ujon
is ready for an emergency.
If society is to be comoactlv built and
enduring we must all contribute our
labor, not only to make it so, but to
keep it so. We have now as much of the
disintegrating elements as we need. These
are tho criminal classes, the paujers, the
insane, the bed ridden, tho homeless, the
aged, tho infirm. We have in this wide
domain many that are needy, but that are
not vet tho wards of the public. With
the increase of the population comes an
increase in societv's burdens. Th mm-
plication in social conditions must be evi
dent to everyone that will take the trou
ble to iienetrate the slight crust which
enveloi life in tho United States. The
only way to put an obstacle in tho way
of this alarming increase in our non-producing
class, or non-contributing classes,
is to educate our children to lieconie pro
ducers and contributors. Tho present
system of education is good so far as it
goes, but it does not go far enough.
If all members of society were produ-
A CURIOUS PRODUCT.
INTERESTING FACTS CONCERNING
SACCHARIN AND ITS USES.
me a Sweet Manufactured from Coal
Tur l"eil Now lu Cukr, Candy and
Chnmpaipie Whut ao A nierli-uu Cbem
Ut Nays Mt-dlrul I'm-.
ine curious product from coal tar
known as saccharin was introduced by u
French chcmi&t two years ago, since
when a factory for its production has
been established in Westerhausen, near
the old historic town of Magdeburg, in
rrussia. .saccharin has Ijccome so for
midable a rival of cane and beet root
sugar formany manufacturing punxscs.
that tho producers of these look upon the
new material with Treat disfavor. Iite
trench pajK-m slate that tho French
sugar manufacturers have liegun a cam
paign against it, and the Society of Ag
riculturists have rictitioncd the govern
"" "i i iuiuiu lis manuiaciure, as oeing
prejudicial to tno beet root sugar trade,
although experiments have shown that
it is not noxious.
It has leen found that in its pure ctate
it is uiliicuit of solution, but this defect
is corrected by the addition of an alka
line bicarbonate that is added by small
portions to tho saccharin mixed in the
water. No heat is employed, as under
me inuuence of heat soda will transform
saccnarm into salicylic acid. Neither
flies, bees nor other insects will touch
saccharin in any form, but physicians
are already prescribing it for patients
afllicted with diseases which will not
admit of their taking sugar. A gentle
man to whom sugar was forbidden tried
saccharin, using it alone to sweeten
lemon juice and stewed cranberries, lie
found that it would not mix, and ex
perimented with various things to rem
edy it, but was unsuccessful until he
thought of glycerine; one dram of sac
charin with- one pound of glycerine,
heated to solution, makes a mixture
closely resembling honey, and one that
readily dissolves in water, milk, tea,
colTee, wines and liquors.
ITS SWEETEN ISO POWER.
Saccliarin is used now in cake, candy
and champagne. Its sweetening power
is 800 times greater than that of sugar,
and it has neither the lattcr's nutritive
nor injurious properties. . It does not
ferment, and is in no way altered by the
action of yeast and other ferments. In
addition to this, it has also antiseptic
properties which make it useful in pre
serving articles of food. It is a condi
ment, or spice, and should never be
tasted in its pure state,
A distinguished American chemist,
when asked for some information re
specting the new material, said: "Sac
cliarin is really in many ways a re
markable product. It is the sweetest
substance known. One part of it in 70.-
jw i,ius oi uier win give ine water a
Thm lroj notion of Petroleum.
In tlie Itovuede Deux Momhsn.de
Tchihatchef, whom it would pioiuiidy
Ihi safe to take for n Russian, has u t.t l i'i
ing article on the sudden rise of Kusi.iu
as a comietitor of the United States i:i
production of kerosene. Some abate
ment may properly bo made from his
confident predictions on account t.-f the
unconcealed Partisan bias with whk:h lie
writes; and tiis figures leave soiiu'lhing
to le desired on the score of entire cl
consistency and rccentness, but what he
has to say is nevertheless well worth the
attention of our oil producers. I!c iiia-ca
it evident, in the lirst place, that the
only rival of the United States at present
in siht is Russia. Following a late
French estimate of the world's produc
tion of K.troleuiu, putting tho total at
lOU.OOJ.UiK) hectoliters, it appears that
the United States furnish Cl.oaj.Ouo,
iusfiia 2.1.000.000. and all other countries
only 11,000,000. In fact, while deposits
of oil have lieen found in many parts of
the eartli as in Bunnali. China. iVr.iii.
Kgypt, New Zealand and mo:t of the
European countries tin ir extent ii so
limited and dillicuit of operation mi
rreat that tho race has narrowed down
to the two contestants named.
The principal oil fields of Russia ;ue
found within a limited territory, 'ihe
famous wells arc almost i.U situated in
the peninsula of Aspheron, which runs
out into the Caspian sea ataixWnt not
lar from t!ie southern icuseiau i.-ouudarv.
Baku is the iort whence shi.-iincnls are
made. The irreat natural ad vaiUa ros of
the Daku held arc the compact terri
tory to Ixj worked, the small depth of
the well.i, and their great steadiness of
How. The whole area worked does not
exceed 1,100 square miles. Set this over
against the area e:::::;:tcu fcvliio United
States 571,210 square miles and
tho riclmess of the Russian wells
wlxich produce ' at least one-third
as much as those of the United
States, will bo at once perceived.
Tho depth of the wells runs from 120 to
."540 feet. One famous well is but thirtv-
three feet deep, yet out of it the oil jets
up to tho height of 240 feet. M. de
Tchihatchef asserts also that the average
flow in the Daku region is yy,000 pounds
per day, an against 2.".a00 in tho United
States. New York Times.
TTC3E MARCC3 OF PROGRESS g
OUR LATEST IMPROVEMENTS !
"Compel It Ian In the Life of Trade," n If you harn not wn our lnloMt lmnrovn.1 mA.
Cannot IimukIiia h) lively irn.l M or liow ,r. our rornlvtltoni lmv t work I . kX-u-iiii7 'IP??'"
auk your rt-iaiiir ior iuo JA.1IM JTIKAN",' k;i MllflC or thu JA ll i tf J.
aic.lMliiK to yournmsls. ' " -' "- at nilUK
. ,.."U.,.Tr,y ".oue Keniilne unl- l.lilflr oiir tiAirm Mn.l rrl.e tlnmiml t.lnlnlv on !h mim
reta er will .upply you with nh.M-. m, tn...l If you In.ut .Ioiik m; ir you J uZtVnlZt. ZTI
rutallera wtllcoux jou luto buying luurlor Bliovs uoou which im-y make it Urncr iruliu ui
r JAMES MEANS'
3 3 SHOE
l STYLE UNEQUALLEO
-5" A-ND '
fcuph ha iH-i-n tho rpi ent proKran In our l.ranch of liidiiKtry that wo are now al.ln to affirm ihnt the
Jam. Means l Shoe l in every rK't ikjiii.I to I lie hIioi'm which only fuw year ( wera reu.lll ateluht
or ten ilo lam If you will try on a pair yon will ! eonvlnel that wo lo not eaRK ral. Our. are Ihe
orlKiiial Uanil $4 SIkhii, and those who l.tillute our ayalem of IhihIiirhii urn unal.le t compete with ua lu
quality of factory prixluctrt. In our lines wo are the liirKcst iniiiiufn.'tiirer In Die irnlie.1 stale.
uue or our iravenux Raiemnen who In now vlHlllnir tho ahou retailers i,t tl.e iwm.. .. n n.i,.
"I am more tluiii KallKlled with tho roKuttaof my trip. I have thun far aueceelel In plwlnif our full
ii.-ui.-ii, .it r.rr. point m. nave viHueo - rie ifmn on 10 uv. i i
Mountain IIckIoii wrtteHfroin there nn followH
1 am more thun ftattKtle
line In the hnmla of 'A No. 1
tiulendiil rexion for ua to m-
retail aliout doulilo the irieea
T V, f"T"'? " i. VKU """r a pair mr biiih-k wmcn are not worth ox much aa our
JAH'.!i niKANM' H.t end M l HilIK. Our hIkm-m with ili..lr v,.rv1. r..t.n
. ' . . "'( "o" " " irM.-e wmcn uave niiiierto rmeu in I lie relali ruarketa here.
xpiendlil rexioii Tor u U B.-II nhoea In, l.M-uiiKe iiiimI of tho retailer aro churKliix their -untmera u
whli-h t'.e nlioeH have cot at wholemile. The continence In ti.at the
and when a retailer put a full line of goods In hla alock they ut ouce beln to go olf like hot i-jikea, ao great
Now, kind reader, lust atop and conntder what the atmva aK'nlflnx
a-ssures you that If you keep on Imyliin hIiocs lieurinic no nianufMi-t urcr-.' nniueor fixed remit . ice Mtru' il
on the hoIch. you cunnot tell what you are KeltiiiK and your retailer la prohahly making you pay iloulil
what your Mioes have wt him. Now, can you afford to do thin while we are protectlnK yon by atnuipluK
our name and the fixed retail price upon the nolo of our shoes before they leave our factory o that you
.... w. mwic v jur y.ur hii.om tiiun iucy are worm f
Wliaes from our celebrated factory are sold by wlde-nwake retnllrra In nil pnrla of
the couutry. We will place them eually wUhlu your reach lu any Statu or Territory If you will tuel oue
cent in a poHtal card anil write to us.
JAMES MEANS & CO., 41 Lincoln St., Huston, Mass.
i- pea el :m: a iisr,
ecrs 113 well as consumers there would be perceptibly sweet taste equal to one part
less necessity for ixxrhouses. Practical of cane suirar in 250 n.irtn r.f n-ntr nV..i
education might, and undoubtedly would, la solutiou of one in 10,000 is intensely
i)ivier to wear tli.lt made in tho country,
it Lcinrs handsome as weJJ as more dura
! !,. 'i :ii i-i not sold in tho uteres but in
(lie public market place, where it is putfr
ritil l.y ervant3; for, 6trango as it may
npiiear. the most KiFerty stricken have
luaivls, who, besides receiving no wages,
fiv jueiitly hel; to support their mi&
irt-sse-4. generally they have been given
to the family, when children, by their
iKireuts-too Kxr to provide for them.
l.ry work hard for little food and scanty
clotldng, cr. very faithful, and will bear
hardship and til treatment; rather than
Jeave those to whom they hav become
Jieiijg directed to a family of girls who
ftnpiwrted themselves, we made our way
along n broken narrow sidewalk to house
' No. 4 in a row of dwellings, each con
sisting of three rooms, and an outlfOlM
fliat servetl as kitchen. We rapped with
uf knuckles, and a sweet voice bade us
''come in." J'u-sliin open tho door, we
found ourselves Jn i; room containing a
Email table and .liree low scats, occupied
by young women, whose fippeataneo in
dicated tliat they seldom enjoyed a LeaiT
A TALE OF WOE.
Ve3, they rould make all the lace wc
il.'sired. if wu (rould franco money to
buy net an-1 thread; they had pone, even
I buy medicine for their eick "mother.
Wo i-;-cJ them to resumo the work tliat
:ir arrival Ind iaterrupted. This they
ii;J, embroJJi Thig tho net with a long
j:ne needle an. I Ciiffvitl drawn fromwlute
ihi 't clotli. The debioq, Jjieir own imi-t-iii
ii f native llowtrs, aro iac?d on
vli:e iui-'r Hut Li tacked to the iiet. 4
frame ii iL--d only fop very wide lace.
After our order was ejveifa tale of
y.--o won iti:red forth, wihanapjea) fojr
i.icnt, i- advance. A few days later b
ijt-dJL,-)r came from our lace makers
.i:t r.u furnizt letition for another
tii-Ji ia-talirnfeCf, ;iud so on. every few
iayj. Hie fu.'J price U-inj' pal J long bc
r.re the lace va3 made. 'Vo pniraged
t.:ie tti:aa:i 1 j make eight yarJs o? lac,,
i.;!st'.vii inches wide, And" having jaid
... I'-.i vlT"l I'l ndrnnpn ilftrnp .I .tnin.il
. - ------ - . , . f , M V.
jjir-1:1:1:1 lour yards. Thce people etm !
I :-o:j tvtnty to tlurty-fivo cents .a day. ' I
. ia tixiti" oi their xrheerless Itomes, rao.-!
r.;:t'.:riii Jiveu. and continued foil, f hcr,e
ij :i vi:vouic relineiuent and amiability :
boJt these muiilens that 6urjriscs and
charms. They seldom indulge in gloon) !
forebodings, and whjn things are at J
their wurst make light of them. Their i
aJinner may JiaTe consisted of but one
tortilla, they may not liave a cent in
their possession, or a tallow dj'p to chase j
the darkness from their .empty room,
Lut they will throw open the street" dooi .
letting in a Hood of sweet moonlight and ;
Laluiy air. A neighbor ha9 an old
guitar, and slender lingers fall iightjr :
uix)n Hie otrings, while plaintive voie '
Lleod ia soma sweet melody attuned to
the sentimental verses of a native poet.
Jt may bo a love song, or perhaps a
lessen the tendency to crime. An idle
brain is the devil's workshop is a saj-ing
as true as it is old. Ihomas Carlvle s
ringing sentences may Le emoted here.
Says the great philosopher: "Produce.
jiroduce, produce. If it be but the most
infinitesimal part of a product, in God's
latae produce it, 'Work while it i3 yet
uay, for tno right comet h wherein no
man can work.' " It ij tho business of
those who direct education to consider
these facts deeply. Detroit Free Press.
The Young Man from College.
College bred young men aro without
experience on tho practical side of life.
The pushing, alert business man is not
particularly impressed with the value of
a college degree in forecasting the mar
ket or determining tho value of "job
lots," because he knows business is not a
theory at all, but a liard fact. Then,
too, collegians often give themselves su
x?rior airs, which do not go down with
their associates', iho majfcrjty pf whom
have received honorable scars in their
tight with circumstances, and have little
tenderness for carpet knights. More
over, the impressionable and formative
period of life haying been spent in the
school room, they have not acquired that
alertness, that power to grasp a business
situation or problem and instantly solve
it. Nothing in their school books taught
them tho shrewd, watchful readiness
competition makes necessary.
Tase the young fellow svhq left school
as soon as he had mastered the rule of
three, and entered upon tho struggle for
existence. His mind was open to all
impressions he learned business with
out knowing he was learning, as a child
learns to talkj lie lias formed business
habits unconsciously, ' His " mind ' was
molded to alertness, rapidity of thoucht.
promptitude of action, the requirements
of business character. Let us illustrate.
Take a little fellow of 8 or 0 years,
brought, up in a well regulated home,
and place turn besjjo the street Arab,
bootblack or newsboy. Ou ihe score of
mental activity and practical knowledge
and shrewdness, the latter will run him
to cover n two mmutes. jjoes not some
such difference exist bet ween the edu
cated young man and the one' to whom
business has been a matter of daily lif e
since early youth, wluch makes employ
ers prerer tno latter.' uaidwin a Textile
The mlruster s wife sat on the front
porch mending the clothes of one of her
numerous progeny. A neighbor passing
stopped In for a social chat. A large
work basket, half fid, pf buttons,' sat pn
tho floor of the porch. After various re
marks of a gossipy nature, the ' visitor
"You seem to lo well supplied with
buttons, Mrs. Goodman.'
"Yes; very well indeed. "
"My gracious! If there ain't two of
the same buttons my husband had on his
last winter suit. I'd know 'tui any
where." "Indeed!" said the minister's wife,
calmlr , "I am surprised to hear it, as
ail tnese burtons were round in the con-
sweet. in appearance it is a wldro
crystalline powder, soluble in 230 parts
of water at 23 degs. centigrade, and is
easily soluble in alcohol and ether. Its
scientific name is benzoyl sulphonie
"Curiously enough, saccharin is hi no
way related to the class of sugars (carh
.lydrates), either chemically or physio
logically. Iti3 not only unferuientable,
:ut it possesses an anti-zymotio action;
that is, it retards the ammoniacal fer
nentations in certain secretions. It is
Indigestible, inert and non-poisonous,
when taken into the stomach, and passes
out unchanged. These properties e-ive it
au tujioiiaui, piaco m tuetetics, phar
macy and therapeutics, when mixftl
with tho food of diabetic cr obew
;jaiieiii it enaoies tnem 10 indulge i.a
sweetened dishes which ordinarily must
q denied them 011 account of the injuri
ous effects of sugar under such condi
tions. A HARMLESS SWEETEXIXG.
"It is a harmless and effective sweeten
ing agent for bitter medicines, and. phemi
cal combinations of it with' several alka
loids, such as quinine, strychnine and
morphine, have been employed with
marked success. It is also given with
other remedial agents, or In pure solu
tion as an anti-fermentative medicine
in various gastric and intestinal dis
"Besides these medical uses, saccharin
is largely employed in Prance as a sub
stitute for sugar n confectionery and
liquors. One part of it to 1,000 or 2,000
parts of glucose (grape 6ugar) makes an
equivalent to cane sugar for confec
tioners' use, and one part of saccharin to
8,000 parts of liquid is considered suffi
cient for making pweet .iqueurs. Al
together there is good "reason for the
concern felt by sugar producers on ac
count of a substance, a teaspoonful of
which will convert a barrel of water
into good syrup and which does not de
cay, mold or ferment, and lias no injuri
ous effect upon the human system.
"The chief difficulty in the way of its
use is the high post pf production; but
improved processes will doubtless be de
vised which will bring its market value
to a much lower figure than it now com
mands. Frank Leslie's,
Inlnition box. bo l thought 1 might aa
u.-ll niir. frtni tn ennm imp crk Tvr-lintf
nrniml flittir with a rlinrtiR- ITnrnpr'n o n A . ,!
. " j - f. must vou go: tteu. 00 sure 10 can
azar. again. Wesl
1 est Point Alliance.
said one as she finally ,
turned to go.
"Well, if you must go, good-by re
plied the other.
"Shestnutsr called the Italian who
keeps the stand on the corner. ,
- Loth women halted and looked back at
him in surprise and indignation, and it hi
not unlikely that he has been overhauled
by one of their husbands era thi&-Dav
trcii J: ree Free.
A teacher writes: ?'Qne of my pupils
who had Loen teaching during the sum
mer came to mo fa despair over a sum,
1 saying, -'I can't understand sympathizing
fractions, " When we went to school,
' years and years ago, "sympathizing trac
tions' meant broken candy. We under
stood, but the teacher didn't. Times
change, and we change w ith themX
Tattooing Convicts for Identification.
"The latest fad in prison manage
ment," said a prison official, "is tattoo
ing. It is a ready means of identifica
tion, and is bound o become popular in
prison management. My idea 3 to tattoo
a convict every time ha ia imnriomwl
and then we'll have his record as plear as
the moon at midnight. Let pach penal
institution adopt a different niars or
monogram and he prohlem. pf identify
ing convicts will be solved. It is the
simplest and best system yet proposed.
To some persons it may seem as harsh as
branding, but it isn't. Tattooing isn't
painful, and the marks could bo put 011
the convict's back, arms or legs, and
would not embarrass refarmpd ppnvicts.
Tattooing is now' followed in 'several
penal institutions abroad." Buffalo Ex
press. ' ' ' '
T1 Divining Rod.
Oh, yes; there axe lots of peoplo who
believe in divining rods treasure finders
they call them. I know of ono being
made for a man not long ago. It was a
wand three feet long, of whalebone, and
in ono end was a hole plugged up with
two ounces of absolutely pure gold and a
little chemically pure mercury; in tne
other end the mercury was, witq pure
eilyer, The rod was evenly balanced and
turned on a pivot. The foolish, man who
owned it paid SCO to have it made. lie
Is to search for treasure, for buried bul-
Pic; june. I
A Manicure's Queer. Experieu.ee.
We liave some very queer experiences
m our traue. Vv e could not help it.
Dut the strangest ono came under mv
notice quite recently. A tall, splendidly
formed woman came in to haw her
"hands fixed," and while awaitiivr her
turn attracted great attention by her ex
treme beauty, which was of the creamv.
oriental style. D;izzlingly white teeth
and great, slumberous eyes softened an
otherwise too coarse cast of features.
But her toilet! That was superb, in such
quiet elegance and taste. As soon as pos
sible I hastened to attend to her. but
other customers having come in in the
meantime, she expressed a decided
disinclination to have her hands arranged
until tho rooms were vacated. I told
her that would, perhaps, bo not for hours,
but if she preferred I would attend to the
hand dressing in an alcove, which was
curtained oil at the extreme end of t lie
room. To this she- consented, and when
my toilet articles were ready she drew
off her gloves. Whut was my surprise
to see a cord-black lir.nd, ebony ia fjesh.
She briefly explained she was a negiv.
or deep mulatto, from New Orleans, liy
every art of the face decorator and washes
she had become whitened :.s I caw her,
but her hands were more difiicult to iaur.
ac and the wore gloves at evcrv pouii.-le
opportunity. JOhe desired me "to mani
cure, her hands as deftly ns possible m:d
sho would have her maid srrairre the
blistering process at 1k?u. I did"i;o and
sho left in a few momenta closely gloved
and I saw her enter her carriage. i-.uy
sequently I learned she possessed iai
meniio wealth, inherited, too. A very
good, but vain woman, owning very
thing that she wished except wliat she
most desired, white skin, and thij she
got by artifice and wealth. Manicure in
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