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Til 10 DAILY 1I1:UALI : rLATTSMOUTH. M KUliASKA, TUESDAY, MA Y 14, WX
IN A MEADOW O? HAY.
You In;; I'm ! If-l.ts ot tiia city or fn.
Of lln-af r I or soiree;
I in.; of I no jry of bo.-uo K'Tso coverc-l do-.rn.
Koam mwt N-.vtitoJ lfliwJ.;'.v cf buy
1 rare l.ot who porrw o'er each counter or hook.
Wlio 1ij1U or who bears o'l tlej i tn-i t,
iJut j,iv rue the baukM of sorm? swift running
Tli'! cliarmj of S0il.: fiti.vly reticat,
what picture your pairit.-rs cai. 'Jimiy tiisliriiit
f )ti ouny.-. i ho dull and t;o cold.
Cuu .-!i:il I 'm h-Ki.-r theno .;-tir--s of mine
hhouiJ t:nlure Ii-r U-aiHi-3 nut 'All
You irlnk to lh lit alllj of your stars of the stage
In vintages c(.tly and rure;
My brown ci-Jcr Jnhhull my fain-Ins eria,;
When I Urink to tlio health of cny fair
1 crave not your l-ll-s, whmn fashion's ay whirl
Trip l.lilh-ly ti!l daylight away;
Uut fciv.j iiiu Hid s:Tiil, of some i.v t i l country irl,
A tju-jeu. i:i her u.u.'.l.jw of liny.
explorations in Mexico.
&om l-uct Al.out h Country Where tlio
l'-od Am Not Protircs-dve.
In the wint r of 1KS7-H.X, tr 1-2.1. Kelcr un-d'-rt'j
n journey to Mexico to pursue nrfhn"-o-1
pjii-il i-i-s' fin-di-s A preliminary r..ort of
his expedition i iv-n in tLo "I'ro'-codiiigs of
tli-i Ib.yal (luographical .society," front which
wo learn Unit liu devot-d himself principally
to researoln-s ii the country of the Ilttaxteoa
fiwl Z.'iTti-.-t Tlio hnportaTit result of his
jonrni-y is the demonstration of tho fact that
tho apparent ami siipp-tM-d fundamental Iif-fci-ii-o
between tho Aztec hieroglyphics und
the l.iyn manuscripts does not fxist. Ir.
fce!.r, -t-irlir.'c from tho capital, first visited
the Uiiaxl.-i-a I ;i li.-Liis. Thfir territory is an
f.xtci:- iv; f. tff-t '-ountry Tho fcrtilo moun
tain h! :; ati'l river low lands are every where
rlotln-il -.vi'Si liiMiri.wil t copied forft, in
n l-.ich fi-j ti t"..:. !tin!. its tin ood, bamlioos.
liro om- i.-uoin. Tin- .;.: vnil. ys ami tho
liijrh riji s v. Lich i-xU. nl l.-tvi- n tho river
couiy tire comt.-i1 wiih :tln r thin or thi:k
for-sts of f io ;..h:w. In t-iio :L-.t-iii:;s, tall,
rnziny ro?i.ri-i ra.-.':y nn'l miino l.usln-s
covi-r t'r f.-, roir.nl.
Tho j i i::--:; ;.l viilii.-s arj M'tuntcil nlop
th- riv-'.-r -.i;r- :-i iiii-1 iijioii i!io !;.to.-:us !-ttvi-n
t!u rivers Namcr 'is :iin!l rmi'-Ics
it iv s-.-itt i-.'I t !:r. ii- .ii ! h: t ooils. Tin; inhahi
tunt.? MP1 ii i.icijiiuiy i ir.vi't il in rattlo rnis
in; li(ir.--s, o :i :in-l n.iil 's living out in thj
f.-rr-.t, mi l Ix-in ill iven ii:to the corrals only
tinrn n y-r. Tli-i ( ;ijiital tlraws its -ht f f.no
Ily of m:-.'tt from this pioviiii-o, tho cattlo Ur-
o;; ilrivi-n t- V:s hura, w heiife thoy uro cnn
Vfy.'l ly raii l t!..M-iiy. Agriculture is-ar-rlfl
"ii only to a very limitol extent, nn 1 it
i . j t-Ii:.'ia-a!if f.ict t'uat this coijistry, hii-li
inilit ! a--iy !:..'.f f l!ji who'u rcoul.Iio c-f
M'-xii-o. ii: i-ris this very r-rt:-Io fjoin the
Uliirc.l Slot'-s. Tin-re niv no irrigation works,
by i!n-rns of w!,i: !i tho Iir.-trufiivo i fucts !
ilrolil:!s i : ! 1 1 v.sity 1. olviat-l. Tho In
diasis ,i-ow -orn. hl.t'.k b'Miis!in 1 pt-pjier, an.l
nt.'tko bro-.v;t m.ar aii-1 siti-tkej hanat.as.
They tn.-iuufartaiv n'.i's fr ahn l.a-esnn;l
0ivi llhcr. t'anill-.'S rro ina'li? f.-o::i the
plentiful !;;!;. of t i!!.w o!)taiii--il front the
cattle. Tls!. j.rineij'iil iaijinrts nr 'a!ifoes,
l-ibUi!..-;, U-ri'ls, c-tjeap art ii-!es of linery, har
liri.ns, !::; .v.-. iv, iiijnor jt!il -T"oleuin.
TIm-i ' at o oa!y v.-t-y f -.-oplo who c:t-i rea l
Bit'J write. Ti:- ir iuiitis..-incnts oonsi-dt in fati
flanso like ila:-ts, cock fijhtin and hofaj
Tli r'::'il i:vo r.iero trails cat throarlt the
fort-ts, m hi. -h, i:t Utto:n l::n.l.s nml at river
rr.v4it"-s. artj .,-fu it twi- !i.?;-!y ilillieult ami
jr.ipai-.il'le t- ail hut native Jjoivt'S. Til
ciistoinary bous. i.t the c-imtry is iho ja'-ai,
th.-jii i;e.I h-. i's.' ifi !i:.i t'u) A.'tc sacallij.
the tva'!s f isi-.-I; ire coHtructeil of lanibta
rticks t: 1 tvr;-thtr with Fii;:s onflica;
while the roof is inai! of tint leaves of tho
fan pn! n neatly plaitfl, a::il is absolutely
v. ater t -.'.:t. In the larger vi'.lnjei thero ura
ulso h-.H''"X Irr.iit of vvliito b: :tLs.
Tl"- p: iiicipat ortielcs of f-o,l are black
loars. iulu, anil it. besot (.c-oiinl corn with
out fill t!ie nj cailvil Joriiile?, uhu h aroai-
pv e.it-ii hot un-.l fi th. Tlu-roro na inns,
lino: II.-' tiavc-K-r :a.s to i-t-iy ou hospitality.
c i :v.
Chi Time Cloclc.
"T;.!!:i.i- nb-v.it i-siwi -ive mid xl-.l clocks,"
-c:iirkc.l a c! x-k maker the- ..thvr .lay, "I
have one hero r.iri!:i:i ; a tew t ej-ai.'s that I; ts
tut one ila;:ieate in this whole western coun-ji-v."
lie kho-.ve:l the works of an ancient
Dutch ti:r.epi'C mal in Ai:i.--f erua::i be-w.i-i
one m:. I livii h'.mircJ vears a;. "That
c!.x k,'"ho re;u..mi, 'tre!.:i to Jlr Anthony
Hinkle. of Mount Auburn. Dr. V. Y. Seeiy,
of rmirth anJ Ilwailwjxy, has almost itsoouu-tct-part.
Tl-re are so:::e slight iliiierc-ncc-s,
but bardiy enough to distiiui.-li them, e.-.-cept
tu a cl-jck n.ikei-. What are they worth?
Well. !crhapj tUo original cost was not over
J.UH) or i-.KjJ, bat' P.l veatuw to &iy thut
$1,(KX), iterhaps ?M.r.)r). TOiMn't bay t-ithcr
ono. La?h dark is in an apple wood ca.se, of
very rich finb.ii find workii'.ap.Ehip. Their
cliief charm Iils in their aiilitjiiity, tho old
'jjrandiather's clock' style. Tiiey &t:uid about
clno feot hisu."
Ilolben turned tho works toward tho re
porter. E" thiii i abot:t tho fact? of tho
..t-.i- t ii ininrint of its Dutch ori-ria.
Thf-ro wero litt'v; )ua:nt fi;rJi"e.s ruai-kinj ti i
Jiours. A fat faced jolly moon with Iks
j.roverbiil man ia it peecd over JJjo borl'.-m
of a aiijlcl sky aUve tlu diab
ver. -miii-o the clock w.ts fust wound HI?
t:ifiiitJU has atvurately shown the phases
A tho lunar pianet. In the c-esiter of the
dial ire openiu-s that hhowed in ancient
JJutt-li U ttering the day of tho week and of
the tauntii and tho month, itself. Below this
wt-re two qv.auit Dutch lisures, the ouu rvp-r
6"ntii;s M-;'.vy 1--S a fcnalo dieted
a washer vvom-iri, wtj'Jo tao moath was rej)-restntc-l
bv an c-qutvh'y typical figure
Every half hour the clouk su ikoa cn a uo
culiarly totie-I U-Il. abd tho Cour is struck ou
another bell ft rtill a d:3"ercat souncL Each
half Lour, to.-, thci-k plays ono of twelve
dUcrent tuat oa a cLim j of be'ds, and tho
melody U peculiarly oft a-J fascinaiias.
TUo niecuaaiim of this musical coutrivanco is
similar to that of aa ordinary munc box, the
tuuea U-i5 arranged on a cyitudt-r. ivbk-b, ia
revolvut?, Oorotc on n sci ic-a of trip baa
nien which ia tuf u sUriif Vho bells. Cincia-
Her I.Utle Wo4.
Tho dith of tiia little playmat-j cboorbcJ
oU her thoughts, and everytbins t-h said
seemed to bo 1 4 somi way connected with ii.
kho and her liulo louiin, a Miinll boy youns-r
in y?ars, were looking oat at tha window
whew a fuueral proceio:i cama up tho street,
"Obr f-lit cried to tbu boy, "cj tucro.
Toat's HelU's fuinrrsl."
"Tliat ain't Bella' funeral. u
"I tell you it is."
Wby U It IJellVs funerair
-Cos .be dead. Sho's tbo ouly on-3 tbx.t's
"Ila! I"UIetyoa fcbi aia't. I'll tet you
Gcc-rs Wa.shiug:ou's dead, too." Sau Frau
Ja:ot rianiilton, tho y.-otch prn.-tj to
wbni incaury Mr. CiiUo;iA wl.t-J ere;
a foar.talii i:i I.e.- native Uuijl :uu. v.a ; l.i
yu-ita v.i.:.llj- cnea-jca:?.!, i::arrisd ut
l::, uud u more thaa OJ whea bcr l":n.t vol
tinw, ct ixjcun was civwi to tb world.
MO 'WITH FOKCE.
THEY ARE THE KIND THAT ALL SEN
SIBLE WOMEN ADMIRE.
A Jtaiiilnx Man IU;Hinblc- n Trained ltenr.
Nti;:itivo Kiid I'onitlve Dcfuill ioint f u
I)iJ Th "(lntppy" VI lrfiM IIU
II-:tl ';, hd.I the 1 1 --., at 111" I liu.
"Wlrnt do v.)rneii liko mo.-;t in inonf"
risked mi !-! t h-man of lue the other day.
".Sir. they like force," answered l;"they
di.-spi inollyi-iuldii's uud ilml'K that is, real
women !(,. J know nothing uhout the tastes
of fi-athi-rheads! A woman likes strength
find a certain amount of masterfulnes.s in a
man, with lots of rcservvd tower mid both
physical and mental musclo. Courtesy mid
poli.-Ii without manliness is liko a collar with
out starch it won't wear. A man may
h.-iioue looacco niel ilruiu whisky, measuro
six feet in his mx-ks and havo tho cirth of a
water tank, bat all that won't make a man
i ( hiai if he has not tho baekbono of force.
Women tire of dancing men, ami nmt-.ical
men, und uli.i a refiin.il men if they are lack
ing in l ho strength to faco a ctisngreeablo
duty, or shoulder a muket, or even-help tack
I down a carpet if necessary."
lon t you liko to !o a man dancer
.pieried my ijue:.t ioner.
"()h, yw, if that i::i't his preatet arciirn
plishmeut, but I would rather see him driving
a s! l ong bitted Lor:-:o or shoveling mow. A
dancing man always makes mo think of a
"Uut you liko to sao binl well dressed, do
"Yes, if his clothes are paid for, and If he
3:n:e.l tho money to buy them; but good
clothes don't make a man popular with
women, nor do Kmnll feet uud whito hands.
Any fool c;;:t (-t measured for a Knit of
clu'-hes, but it takes a man of force to do
wi;'.'Mt th-.;iii ra'.ii.-r than run in debt to
buy tlii 'n. Men j;:nj lieurs were meant to Ik3
matters, not to bo led it round by a chain,
and debt is tho mo: t nuwieljly chain you can
fel ter to a iii'in. Wheneithertnr.il or (tears
fail of their destiny they Itecomo caricatures
for women to laugh ut."
"What is your definition of a dudef asked
my fri rid.
"Well, said I, "a man who Is scrupulously
careful ns to hU linen, manicures his nails,
wvars a silk liat.aiel avoi.ls making a boor of
himself in public- places by that deplorable
lin bit of expectoration which has marked tho
Ain.-ricaii eitien as a tyjw set uurt, is not
t.ecer.sarily a dude. On the same principle
thatn steam en'rino can do quito as good
work if clean nn.l Mlished ns if neglecteil And
shabby, a m::n ca:i 1 manly in the lest seieio
of tr.t word if he is regardful of tho niceties
of the toilet. Neither Ls a man who has jioe ic
impulses w hich crop out in enthusiasms r.nl
I'm. Is delight in ail charming sights und sounds
a dude, although thero Ls a certain class of
(Srudgrind leatherheads in tho world who are
ready to decry the exi.-tenco of anything ro
mantic and sentimental in a man's nature as
incompatihlo with force. For my part 1
would prefer a man of this tyte, on the same
principle- that 1 would choo.-e a Geneva watch
with a musical attachment rather than a
"Dut that," .a; 1 my fric-nd, "i3 a negative
presentation of a da. la If 1 asked you for
the definition of a H-ach I should never gain
tho knowledge I required by your telling mo
that a peach was neither a stepladder, a buck
wheat cake, an oil stove uor a fire alai;m."
Ttia TWO KIXDA
"I will try end givo you tho dude's picture
as jt is photographed freshly on my mind,"
said I, "iVr I rode down town with the prigi
ual of r.H the dudes this rucrning. II-j r.ns
more bangs than forehead. His bead is
propped up with a stLT collar as a clothes lino
b kept from lragging by a polo. Should
you suddenly burst upon him with tho an
nouncement, 'Sir, your legs aro on Oaf he
could not look down to witness his own con
flagratioa. He wears a shoulder capo and
says little. That stiff collar interferes with
thoracic play.' liut eveu wirnout the collar
ho would be UDablo to materialize a thought,
on tho principle that ono can't uiako bricks
"When the impulse steals 'over j'oy. like a
sad, sad dream, to flatten a newspaper and
bang him as one does a fly, you are prevented
by tho thought that erbaps God meant him
for a man. It is Uio only time the suggestion
ci curs to you. Ixok at him through old Tit
Itoitom's magic glanco and you wiil see his
similitude i:i a hollow tube, with uothmg but
air passing through it. Idealess, purposeless,
useless as a handle without a trunk to attach
it to or a key without a lock, U;s tyie is on th.a
increase, and liis sjHfilie is a secret with the
immortal gods. Strolling through Ui-j streets
not so long ago, I stopjhHl for a moment at
th still smoking ruins of a fire w here a man
lost his lifo in tho discharge of bisdi'ty. What
was it that made tho fireman a he;-o end jny
car companion a dude 5-jLuply tlu preseiico
of force in the ono nn.l tho lack of it in tho
other. It was something moro than a mere
animal disregard of creature discomforts or a
stoical indiirerer.ee to danger that made tho
one court death in discharge of a duty, the
thought of which, would have sent the other
"There was a something within the brawny
breast of the fireman that was left out in fas
make up of tho dude, and made as much di
tinctiou in tho resultant man as Fp-ice makes
in broth or temner in 6teeL Firemen are uq
doubt quite indifferent dancers, not ready
with French or up in Browning, but I toll
yon when the wild alarm sounds, when the
horses spring to their places and the thunder
of tho engine wheels crashes through the
streets; when little children cud helpless
women aro to bo saved from death and ttortiq
to places of safety, does not that something
in the heroic fireman's make up thrill us to a
jora splendid enthusiasm and awaken in our
ueurts a livelier admiration than an eternity
of the airs and graces of the fovi! and writ
ten exquisites of 60cietyf "Amber in Chi
A Bfcfhejor' Gro-jrI.
Why is it that a woman who writes a letter
is not satisfied when she (ills a sheet f says an
exchange. If she wanted to write more she
should take another shuet aud t'.'-isU what she
bad to say, but instead of that she persists la
crowding all of ber thoughts on to that oua
khet-L boaietirue-s kLo writes scros tho lines
already written, and invariably sue uses the
margins and a! ways constructs a sort of a
barbed wire fence postscript aro;:a J ber com
munication. Then she will pry n jiost-scrijit
i:i fietween the lines somewhere, and will pro
ceed at one to tliiuk -up naoiUfcf Ktstscript
and a lace to stick it. The worst of it is
that a woman never sends a key iiu a letter
of this sort her corresjx-ndent has to study
it out as best as she can. New York Telegram.
He'll Get Along.
First Clubman There's no doubt aUjt
Hustler' gttti'g op. UilL I'm dead sure of
that n-vr S-jcon.J Clubman Wnut makes
you think sof "I was tip at bis bej-C girl'
bor.se last night when be asked ber father's
j-nr.U.-io!i to mnrry her, aud when the old !
j,entij:::aa said bi daughter sh.-iii I never j
I a to horj;'f(r any si-t-doUrir-a : duijd, .
l!u: tier fell ou bis neck, and a;d t!.y"d beta '
stay there forever, ile'll get aiouj, never j
icar." True Flag.
WOMAN AND HOME.
: ACHIEVEMENTS OF A BRAVE
AMERICAN GIRL IN ART.
iinion Women and Their PecuIlHritlea.
I lic Gn at ".Mun Milliner" l'ful Itu'.e
In (lie Care of the Sirk mid Cbil.iren.
IlrcomtlcMin lllnt About lIoiin Uec-in.
It Is gratifying to know that in at least one
branch of art we can successfully compete
vi ith foreign schools, and more than gratify
ing to be ablo to name a woman as oue of the
four picr.cvrs to whom the honors of this
achievement are duo.
L'p to a very few years ago all stained glass
windows worthy of being ranked among
works of art were imported from abroad.
Small country churches might indeed filter
thu sunlight for their sanctuaries through
American . conglomerates of color, but no
cathedral or memorial chapel with wealth at
its command would give room to the gaudy
panes of our crudo manufacture. Now thu
is ail changed. Even Grace church in Now
York city, whero nothing but the liest, the
very best, th-t man can devise und money
buy is admissible, Mi.;s Mary K. Tillinghast,
aa American, has a window, "Jacob's Lad
der," which even the most critical concede to
le equal to tho finest foreign production in the
The placing of this particular window was
in tended by tho Countess do Moltke and tho
Marchioness do Fortes as u memorial to their
parents. Miss Tillinghast was among those
who sent in designs for it. Tho committee
accepted ber design after much reluctance
to givo so important an undertaking into
tho hands of a woman und an American, but
the lx-auty of tho design compiled them.
They then stipulated that at least it should
bo made of Fngllsh glass. This Miss Tilling-
ist refused. She held that Ameriean glass.
tho manufacture of which had languished for
years, was now equal to any produced
abroad, and her patriotic determination car
ried tho lxiiiit. American gla.ss is now con
ceded to be superior to tho Fngiish.
Other triumphs had lecn hers. Mrs. D. P.
Morgan gave her carte blanche for tho dec
oration of her U nshiugton homo, now t Ue
Don Cameron house; Edward Field, son of
Cyrus, did the sanio for Ins hottso m Gramer-
cy pari;; lien, or telephone tame, uut the
same; with her then partner. La Farge, she
got tho contract for decorating t lie Union
league club and tho Vanderbilt houses, and
Cornelius Vauderbilt paid her $:2(),UU0 for
inventing and making tho new kind of taes-
tries which bang in his homo. Tho window
in Graca church, therefore, was not her first
Her work for fit. Mary's church in Orange
Is a memorial to Mrs. James T. Field by her
husband. Tho motif is the annunciation.
Tho heavenly messenger appears to Mary as
she is kneeling at prayer. The figure of tho
archangel is in strong relief against a hack
ground of sky auil distant hill, showing be
yond tho porch tho temple. The figure of the
irgin is singularly gracel ul, und tho dra-
eriesare exquisitely managed. Tho colors
aro rich and eifective, 3'et so carefully chosen
and graded as to wholly eliminate tlio chro-
natic discords frequently seen in stained
glass work. Above is a trefoil. Idled with
loud effects and thronged with ciierub faces,
ind lielow is a seated angel holding the
memorial scroll. Tho gradation of light is
charmingly managed, bringing tho V irgin
and the messenger out as though sources
hemsclves of tho iiuliance which fills the
scene, in drawing, comi:osi:iun aim co:cr 11
is strikingly l,-autifiil and effective.
For a 3'oung woman who begun, art as a
lilettar.to, and only took it up us a profession
when reverses in tho family fortunes com
pelled, these are notable achievements. It
aanot be said, indeed, that Miss i lilmghast s
schooling was American, for sho studied for
six years under the great Carolus Duran in
aris, but too .lack, persoveranco and tiro-
ess energy which havo placed her fpme and
fortune vtiers tUoy iuu those aro American
to a degree. New York World.
Rosa ISualteur's Costumes.
Rosa Bonheur followed tho most liberating
of all callings the artistic aud was born
and bred out of s:oiety, into which she never
cared to enter. In art one must follow ir.uer
light cud pprscita! gouius. A picture is a
sjieculativo investment, those speculating
don't care whether the painter (if a woman)
wears pet ticaats or trousers. All they look
to is the quality of ber work. Rosa Conheur
had to go to fairs to make studies for her
rattle and to wander afield unaccompanied.
Hence ber choice of the French la!xrer's blue
smock, cap and troiissrs. They protected by
keeping her sex ou? of the sight and mind of
tho rough men with whom sho fell in, saved
her from lieing draggled, aud relieved her of
the wearisome task of trundling up skirts
w hen sh3 bad to carry painting implements.
I never saw her in a male jieasant's suit, but
have seen ber in a plain skirt, falling below
the calf, and a zouave jacket 'over a loose
shirt, of the Garibaldi fashion, in gray cash
mere. Tho fashion of her woman's raiment
seldom changes. Her hair is cropped, but
not to the skull. This tidy, decent dress ac
cords with the rustic, siirjb'jray faca of Rosa
a face that tells of constant; mental tension,
keen, searching perception, hardness of head
and straightforward simplicity. Women's
Dnn'ts for the Sick Room.
A medical journal gives a list of don'ts for
the sick room, among which the following
are selected a9 containing points not to be
overlooked in sickness: Don't have tho temper
atureof a sick room much over slaty degrees.
Don't give a patient a full glass of water to
drink from, unless ho may drink it all if ho
uesire. If he can drain the glass ho will be
satisfied, so regulate the quantity beforo pre
senting it. Don't jar the bed by leaning or
sitting upon it. Don't throw the coal upon
the (ire. Place it in paper bags and lay them
upon the fire, thus avoiding the noise, wbichi
is shocking to the sick. Don't allow offensive
matters to remain in tho room. When they
cannot be at once removed, wring a heavy
cloth, like Turkish toweling, out of cold
water, and use it as a cover, placing over
that an ordinary paper. . Don't appear anx
ious, however great your anxiety. Don't
neglect to attend to necessaries for the night,
that the patient may not be disturbed. Don't
forget to have a few kernels of coffeo handy
to serve as a deodorizer when burned. Last,
but not of the least importance, don't be
unmindful of yourself when in the responsi
ble position of nurse. To do faithful work
you must bate proper food and stated hours
Woiuco on the HattleCeld.
Truth ia stranger than fiction, and when
next you hear or read an impossible story, in
stead of exclaiming, like a well known au
thoress to the parrator at a London dinner
party, "Go it, Auanias," you had better
quietly observe, "I suppose it's true." Any
how, wo are apttq scout the stories pf womea,
who have poncealed their, sex the better to
perform doughty daeds of valor, and lo! he:j
we French statistics, with their dry facts,
chining to prove that what novelists and oat t
havd wrltiuu bus not leen evolved from tltcir
inner cousciousnoss, but from the romauce of
Liatory. Thirty-four Fre&ci women b
been decorated with the Legion of Honor
since tho order wan Instituted, und of these
seven distinguish!! themselves on tho battle
field. Two women soldiers wero decorated
under tho first orapiro, ono having dressed as.
a man to replace her delicate brother, her s-x
only being discovered when sho w-as wounded
after attaining the rauk of sergeant. The
second heroine took to flghtiug !eeuuse she
liked it, and distinguished herself at Yem
ciujcr, Austerlitz and Jena. Kavo for one
brave vivandiere, there was a blank from
IS 1.1 to lSTd, and then came more military
women, whoso exploits would rend liko an af
ter dinner story. Whether these t oir.cn were
or were not thus uuscxed by abandoning their
proier sphere is not the point at uli: the fact
remains that women have military qualities
capable of efficient training should need arise;
and iu a country where tho perils of war, the
lack of an army and the volunteer question
4re lemg debated it is just ns well to recog
nize tho fact that if national questions are at
stuko it becomes perfectly possible to double
tho volunteers or the army by including both
sexes. Sydney Times.
To Keep a Trim Figure.
Women who wish to preserve the slimness
and contour of their figure must begin by
learning to stand welb That is explained to
mean tho throwing forward and upward of
the chest, the flattening of the back, with the
shoulder blades held in their projier places,
und the deiinite curving in of the small of the
back, thus throwing the whole weight of the
body Uxtn the hips. No other women hold
themselves so well as the aristocratic English
women. " Much of their beauty lies in thelr
protid carriage, the delicate erectness of their
figures, and the fine poise of their IvtVs
The same aristocratic . . . ::.
reach of any American girl who takes the
pains to have it; it is only the question of &
few years of eternal vigilance, never relaxing
her watchfulness over herself and, sitting or
standing, ul ways preserving her erectnessand
poise, the result being that at tho end of that
time it has become second nature to her aud
she never afterwards loses it. This in a great
measure preserves the figure, because it keeps
tho muscles firm and well strung and prevents
tho sinking down of the flesh around the waist
and the hips, so common in women over 30,
aud which it is perfectly easy to escape.
Another thing to avoid is a bad habit of go
ing upstairs, which most women do, bent for
ward, with tho chest contracted, which, as
well as an indolent, slouchy manner of walk
ing, is injurious to tho heart and lungs.
The Attraction of a Soft Voice.
We agree with that old poet who said that
a low, soft voice was an excellent thing in
woman. Indeed, wo feel inclined to go much
further than ho has on tho subject and call it
0110 of her crowning charms. No matter
what other attractions sho may have; sli3
may lo as fair as tho Trojan Helen, and as
learned as tho famous Hypatia of ancient
times; sho may have all the accomplishments
considered requisite at tho present day and
every advantage that wealth may procure,
and yet if she lack a low, sweet voice she can
never be really fascinating. How often the
spell of beauty is broken by loud, coarse talk
ing. How often you are irresistibly drawn
to a -plain, unassuming woman, whose soft,
silvery tones render her positively attractive.
Besides, wo fancy we can judge of tho char
acter by tho voice;' the bland, smooth, fawn
ing tone seems to us to betoken deceit and
hypocrisy as invariably as tho musical, sub
dued voice indicates a genuine refinemeut.
In the social circlo how pleasant it is to hear
a woman talk in that low key which always
characterizes tho true lady. In the sauctuary
of home how such a voice soothes the fretful
temjicr and cheers tho weary husband. How
sweetly such cadences float through the sick
cliainlier and around the dying bed; with
what a solemn melody do they breathe a
prayer for a departing soul. New York Tel
egram. The Chiuese Screet.
Slany of 110 uses made or the screen by the
Chinese we havo not yet learned. We em
ploy it as a pretty ornament, behind which
to conceal something. Thero are other uses
worthy of mention. A reading screen con
sists of a handsome dark frame filled with
lustrous silk. Placed 011 a table in fiout of a
book or of writing paper, it 'reflects a, large
amount pf UglVt on tho page, and so eases the
ej'os of tho reader or writer. The large fire
screen placed in front of a small fire on a
chilly day or evening reflects the heat of the
Came and enables the family to sit in com
fort, where otherwise they would, either
shiver or toast their faqos into an unhealthy
The door screen is fitted to the jambs, and
so arranged that when not in use it lies flat
against tho side of the portal, find when in
use it completely tie door space. In
small houses and apartments it is invaluable,
allowing servants to pass unseen, and at the
same time enabling the occupants of a room
to hear the slightest sound outside. W. E, 8.
Falca 10 The Homo Maker.
Iiaby's Sleeping Time..
I wonder ' if all mothers know that baby
likes to bo turned over after he has slept for
an hour or two on one. side? When he
stretches aud w riggles, aud finally, jierhajs,
cries out, try turning him on his other slue,
or almost on his back, and see if he does not
relapse into another sound nap without
further effort on your part. Do not forget
to turn tho pillow over also sometimes. The
1 or 2-3'ear-old who wakes in the night aud
sits up in bed, rubbuig his little fists into his
sleepy eyes, feels, perhaps, hot aud uncom
fortable. Try turning the. jiillcw. if he is
liko som.3. flaUaxjQ tho writer knows of, he
will wait for the sound of the turning pillow,
and then drop back on it into a renewed
sleep. Remember also to keep a child's
clothes smooth under him. Drawing down
the rumpled night clothes, and smoothing the
cover has touch to do with quieting the rest
less toss in gs pf the little sleeper. Babyhood.
A Bedspread n Whits and Gold.
Coarsa linen sheeting makes an effective
bedspread, with a bold design of large lilies
aud leaves applied on it in gold colored sateen,
worked with silk of two shades of gold deeper
than the sateen. The design is traced on the
sateen, tacked, on the sheeting and chain
stitched around tho outlines; then, when the
edges are cut away, the design stands out on
the surface and is finished off with long,
"spiky" stitches. The reining of the leaves,
etc., is done in long stitch. A broad band of
gold colored sateen is added as a border all
around. A heavy cqunt-trparia may ba of
coirso brcwn blanketing or. ' of serge, with
very largo poppies and leaves or sunflowers
or some largo design worked in worsteds.
The work is easy and pleasant. New York
Charles Frederick Worth, the famous "man
muUincr" of Paris, relates the history of his
establishment. . He thus explains his syjocss:
"The rumor that ir,7 Louse was founded
ir.air.ly through the influence of the Princess
da Metternica is wholly . inexact. The lady
was at the outset of my career one of the
best and most appreciative cf my customers,
as she has sine," a I way fouiinusd to bs. but ,i
th::t w as n t alL- Two things at th legi;i- ,
:::e.g of the emyira (conibined to give to f-jnii- J
tunc dr "an added uuitortance. Una was
j - ... - . ..
the invention t'f tho crinoline and the other
was tho rage of fancy costume balls." Of ex
Empress Eugenie bo hays; "I have dressed
many a lovely woman, but never a lovelier
ono than tho cx-empresH of tho French. Tho
hooped skirt w-as invented by the empress.
Tho amplitude given to tho Ekirts of ladies'
drcisos by the new invention was something
extraordinary. Ten breadths of satin or vel
vet becamo necessary to fashion tho simplest
skirt, and in lighter materials, where flounces,
ruchiiigs, etc., were used as trimmings, we
cesitated to promise a second dress out of u
pattern of sixty or sixty-seven yards till tl.o
first was finished. O:ico I ma lb a dress in
whose construction 100 )-ards ( f silk wcreem
ployed. It was' in light glace taff.-'as in
three shades of purple, from delicate lilac to
deep violet; the whole skirt was covered with
close full ruchlngs in three shades, and when
completed tho dress looked like a huge bou
quet of violets." Washington Post.
Snores In Cukes.
Every day there are new vocations for tho
gentler sex being oened up. Right here iu
Chicago there are two or three women mak
ing a good living by running a "mending
bureau" where they rejuvenate clothing of
all kinds for bachelors and families. There
are others w ho ojterate purchasing agencies
for people out of tow-ti who send in to have
their shopping done. Some weeks ago a lady
In reduced circumstances Ieguii to bako cakes
and cookies for a retail grocer who is a friend
of hers. Ho was anxious to assist her in some
way and ho sold her sweets. Then tho de
mand for them increased. Lady purchasers
gave big party orders and asked who did thin
superb rooking Pretty- soon tho woman
creased. Now she has a w hole bouse and
pays seven or eight girls to cook under her
sujier vision, while she furnishes cakes, pies,
bread, etc., for a great many south side fami
lies. Sho never will forget her mother's
lessons, which sho thought tasks at the time
Vanity the Spice of Life.
Many housewives of limited means insist on
dainty table furnishings, preferring to deny
themselves iu almost any other department
of household expenditure than in this. Deli
cate china, fresh, lino linen and dainty
glasses indicate refined tastes and render the
plainest fare more palatable. And these
pretty possessions are not now, as formerly,
too expensive for any but tho long pursed.
The old fashioned dinner and tea sets of an
indefinite number of pieces in euch of which
tho same coloring and decoration wero faith
fully reproduced ad nauseam, without a
hair's breadth of variation, now givo place
to a great variety of courso set3, having no
possible connection with each other in color,
shape, design or decoration, and the result is
'most agreeable to tho guest beforo whom the
choice bits of china aro placed in pleasing
succession. For instance, thero aro tho raw
oyster sets of 0110 sort, aud tho snup, fish,
game and meat sets, each of another kind,
while tho entrees, salads, desserts, coffees and
fruits aro served in sets quito different from
any of their predecessors. Good House
keeping. A Kitchen Convenience.
Not every kitchen can be supplied with all
modern improvements, and not every house
keeper has tho means to possess them; but
every oue can procure this, and it will pay
its cost in a short time. Almost all sinks aro
too small for comfort, aid their proportions
pail bo increased by placing at oue end a
board of the width of the sink and two and a
half feet in length, letting it rest upon tho
sink. Then have a rim of board, four inches
in height, screwed upon three sides. Raise
the end furthest from tho sink slightly, and
have one end fastened securely to tho wall.
Two or three not very deep grooves should
be cut into tho 6hc-f, so that tho water will
drain; off jjuiokly. As the dishes aro washed
pUc-a them on this shelf, and when all are
done turn hot water over them to rinso and
then wipe quickly. Dish washing is an im
portant part of housekeeping, and a good, sup
ply of dish cloths and wiping te'VJa aro in
dispensable. There fVould be glass towels,
silver tq'vel.- china towels an l common dish
auu vm tuwois. :sew York Mail and Express.
Instruction in Iirea.l Making.
The interest in good bread is increasing.
This is due to the instruction of, oim or two
cooking school teachers who have made it a
point to lav 5tua on the subject of bread.
IV Laps the' have done more real missionary
work than many who go to Africa to civilize
tho negroes. Any one who supplies improved
food to the people is. in ine highest sensa n
missicjicry. Who dan exercise the virtues of
civilization and Christianity with, a btomacb
full of undigested food? If over a man feels
like committing ui the crimes in the doe-.
loguo it ia y. heii he has eaten uw-'.'.gestlLle
f'.rti'd. Our millers have de their "part in
making possible bread, and now a ered
ltublo tLrt of the housekeepers of the country
aro wakening to the fact that tho bread of
our grandmothers Ls not all that it might lie,
and that improvements in bread making are
not only possible but desirable. When the
dosirability of such improvement is thor
oughly appreciated the problem is solved. The
methods are ever beforo us. The Millstone.
Mrs. Gordou Mackay's Jewel.
The finest lot of gems possessed by a Boston
lady are the property of Mrs. Gordon Mackay,
the wife of the inventor of a sowing machine.
Should she desire to appear with her dress
adorned w ith all the contents of her jewel
ease she would probably stand up with not
less than $'j00,000 worth of precious stones
radiating the light in every direction from
her. Next to Mrs. Mackay 's collection comes
a very beautiful one that has been selected
with great care, owned by Mrs. John L.
Shepard. Its value is certaiidy not less than
$J00,(XX). A pair of handsome diamond neck
laces that aro owned by Miss Shepard, being
a gift from her parents, are worth $10,0j0.
Mrs. John L." Gardner lias $7-1,000 worth of
diamonds, rubies and other precious stones.
These are mainly set up in very fanciful and
unique nays, and their fair wearer's taste hi
tho selection of her articles of jewelry is often
commended, Boston Cor. Philadelphia Press
A Lumber IJaroness.
Ashland, Me., boasts of a woman who, be
sides managing a family of children"and a re
fractory husband, carries on, a large lumber
ing operation. She recently made a trip forty
miles intq the wood to Uor lumber camps,
settled, with her men, examined the landings
t logs and timber with a critical eye, in
spected an extensive dam made for driving
purposes, aud made arrangements for driving
out the lumber. She can beast of having been
farther into the Aroostook wilderness than
any other white woman.
flow to Rest,
. Learn o rest. Pci baps you think no leara
jnjj is iieoessary, but nevertheless many
women seem not to understand what real
rest means. That which is generally consid
ered rest to lie down on, soft bed with a
book is not rest, only a change of occupa
tion. To obtain genuine rest, that will make
one feel almost like a new being, lie at full
length on a mattress, no pillow, beneath the
head, the arms extended at the side, the eyes
closed and all worldly cares laid aside. Thu
ii real rest. Le wis ton Jour nab
Wufion uinl Iilncksinith 8liot.
Machine and Plow
M n &4 r n f
L. Jl N II L,l v: I.J Vl.
A Specialty, lie list s tlio
Horseshoe, tlio Hist HorKcslioo for tho
Farmer, or for Fast l.'rivinr ami t-ity
purposes, ever invented. It is made ko
anyone can cnn lit on sharp or Hat rorku
as needed for wet aud slippery londn, or
smooth dry roads, ('nil und I'xHtnino
these Shot's and you will have no other.
5th St., rialtsmoiith, Nil..
C. F. SMiT H,
The Boss Tailor
M tin S Over Merges" Shoe Store.
Has the best and luovt cote. lite ntock
of sample), both foreign und domcntic
woolens that ever euino wctt of Mic'coiir!
river. Note these prices: Business nuita
from $10 to $:.", dress suit, .-. to $45,
pants t-i, $5, l, .0..r,U and up-.vnrdn.
E27Will guarantee a fit.
Prices Defy Comoetilion.
Surveyor anil Draftsman
Plans, Sjtecificrttions and Est i matt f, Mu
nicipal Voik, Jliij.s ke.
PLATTSMOUTH. - - KEB
Preservation of the Natural Tee Hi a
Spec ialty. Auesth tics given for Pain
less FlLLJG OU L'XTKACTtO.V OK TKKTJl.
Artificial teeth made on Gold. Silver.
Rubber or Celluioid PIuUh, and inserted
as sooq -ai tutth are extracted when do
All work warranted. . I Vices ri-ati(iM
KiTzarc-oLn's liiii'n li.TrsMw r h. Nfh
K. B. WiNDHAir, John A. IMVir.
Noturj Piitrfie. Notary I'l.MIc,
XV llt!AI& HAVII.H,
Attorneys - at - Xcm
OfUce over Hank of (.'ass (MHiity.
PLVTTsMOCTH, - JNKUHAFKA
Wagons, TiiiKK'es, Machines Quickly Jf:atird ;
Plows sharpened and tieneial
Horseshoeing A Specialty
I USE THE
Horseshoe, vhioli stiarrens Jtsi I' pk it wears
away, so there is never any dancer of your
Horse slijipiiig an i liurtii'g i'M If. Call
ar.d exaiein- thi H:oean. yen wilt
Have looI her. Ilet tehee made.
SIXTH ST., - - PL ATT SM 0 LTT 1 1
THE OLD RELIABLE.
II. A. WATERMAN k SON
Wholesale and Kriail Dealer In
Sliingle3, Lath, Satli,
Can supply every demand of the trada
Call and get terms. Fourth street
In Rear of Opera House.
Or the Liquor Habit, Positively Cured
BT ABriUISTECIKQ DR. HAIRES' 08181 SPECIFIC
It can be ghren in a cup of coffee or tea. or in ar
tides of food, without the knowledge of the per
son taking it; it Is absolutely harmless and wilt
effect a permuBt and vpeedr cure, whether
the patient la a moderate drinker or an alcohol
wreck, it NEVER FAIL8, We GUARANTEE
a complete cure in every instance. 44 page book
f f?p!. Address In confidence.
Dr. C- A. Marshall.
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