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TIIK AVKMKLY 11 KUALX): l'LATTSMOU I'll. NK1HIASKA, JANUARY 19. 1893.
SIINT Of FATAL 1JE1X0S
MALE ARTISTS ARE MIGHTY QUEER
FELLOWS WHEN SINGLE.
Tli l'aliilur mt Flgtiroe I Naturally Ro
mantic anil Vcrjr haally and Very Read
ily f all In Lore III Income, However,
Often ttervee tu Keep Him Mingle.
Very lew of our younger artist nrn
liiarrm 1, but it limy be accepted us U f.u;t
that tlu y nil want t) lie. Cupid funis no
mark so tttujiliiijj to hid shaft oa that
presented by a jMintrr at lii emvl.
Studio lift ami wntiiumit are aliiiiwt
ynoiiyinoiis trma. Why this should
be so ia easily exphiiund. An artist' life
it almoMt invuriably a lonely one. No
umilvr how sociable his tpuipt.'ramiit
may be, liiM working hours are generally
x'tit in bill nee Hiid aecliiHion. Buiug
wwuitiully of a sensitive nature he Ionian
forauch H)iniathy as women alone can
give. The failure of a picture or its
complete ant-ecus are matters that re
quire more condolence or congratulation
than can bo expressed by a brother
painter. The kindliest of neighbors can
Hot go further than to say: "Look here,
old fellow, 1 am awful sorry that they
sent your picture back from the acudo
ciy. It's a beastly shame. That's what
I call It." Or: "Dy Jove, old limn, you're
in luck. I know lots of fellows with a
big name who have been working for
year back to catch tho Shaw or Evans
prize, and you got it away from 'cin all.
Hut you always were a lucky doj."
A woman doe these things better.
That is the reason he wants to marry
her. The painter is naturally romantic
In Lis opinion (,'iiihood is always an
gelic. He may have individual prnf
trt'tice for blonds or brunettes, for little
or tall or intelliicluiil or womanly wom
en, but tho entire sex is Ht ill beautiful
to him, not perhaps in its physical fea
tures, but in its mental possibilities.
Hence ho is always in love and restrained
from matrimony only by the difficulty
of supporting two pwpla on an income
that is barely tmfllcicnt for one. To be
an artist you nim-t be an idealist. Stu
dio life has extraordinary vicibhitudes at
t mien, but it is always made up more or
Jes of visionary elements. Occasionally
tho artist's di e.tnis turn into nightmares,
ud ho has a very bad quarter of an
hour. But when events disillusionize
him lie mopes for a short period and pro
ceeds to fall in love with a now charmer.
Last spring two young men, ono a
painter, bis companion a fcculptor, were
joint occupants of a studio in New
York. These departments of art do not
always agree, inasmuch as tho dust and
dirt of n sculptor's modeling platform in
terfere considerably with tiio purity of a
portrait muker's paints. But neither of
the young fellows was rich, and by club
tins together they managed to pay the
rmt of a larger studio than they could
Lave bad separately. The sculptor made
as littlo dut as possible and kept it well
down by frequently using a water
sprinkler. Not to bo behindhand in
eourtosy, tho painter was patient, and by
keeping a sheet of drapery in constat
readiness was enabled instantly to cover
his canvas when his comrade unavoid
ably threw out a cloud of powdered
plaster of pans. They were comrades
in every sense of the word, mid hud a
union of pock tbooks us well as of sym
pathies. On one occasion the sculptor
was so hard up on the final receipt of a
commission for a largo statue that he
was unable to buy the clay necessary for
lis model, whereupon tho painter de
nied himself cigars, took to a pipe and
by this economy got enough money to
pay for the necor.sary materials.
Some time afterward the artist re
ceived an important order ami had not
the wherewithal to purchase tho large
canvas essential for its execution. The
sculptor said nothing, but putting on
his street coat went out for a walk. An
hour later he came hack accompanied
by boy, and between them they car
ried a canvas twelve feet long "by six
wide. 1) was n windy day, and the
sculptor was quite exhausted by the
eifort of getting his unruly burden past
gusty comers. But after a few minutes'
breathing spell the two friends em
traced each other affectionately ant'
cut to work in their respective corners.
So ideal a I'rieiuMiiji as this ought to
have listed throughout a lifetime. But
an event happened which changed
the current of amiability in the studio
and estranged the two young men so
that at present they are not even nod
ding acqiiaiutanc. a.
Une day the painter received an order
for a sketch of a man in armor. The
sculptor readily consented to pose for
his friend, and after some effort finally
got himself buckled into a suit of mail.
By one of those accidents that some
times occur at the most inopportune
times the sculptor's fiancee happened to
call t tho studio chaperoned by a lively
married relative. In order to get into
tho armor tho sculptor, who is of large
frame, had to strip to tho skin. To get
out of the suit of mail was not to lie con
sidered. So he had to stand awkwardly
listening to the merry laughter of the la
dies over his comical apitenrauee. HU
tinuou. encouraged by the witty com
ments of her friend, made such fun of
the unfortunate sculptor that lie became
fu rious and broke off the engagement.
That evening he employed a truckman
mid removed nil his things from the stu
dio without vouchsafing as much as good
by to bis chum. The experience effected
an entire change in his opinion of the la
dies. His first inamorata was a tall, dis
tinguished looking brunette. He is uow
engaged to a little, round faced blond,
who, despite her resemblance to a French
doll, is declared by him to be the epi
tome of all the charms and graces of
womanhood. New York Sun.
A miniature thunder factory has been
constructed for the science and art de
partment at South Kensington, England,
with plates seven feet in diameter, which,
it is believed, would give sparks thirty
inches long, but no Ley den jars have
beeu found to stand its charge, all being
pierced by the enormous tension. New
CAN STILL LOVE.
I thnnght I c-M nn; live If yon wore ifona,
Il;it life til j U'lht me hUtiii'T ttiinga;
Tli bird wlrn-e initio 1 drail Uvea tin
Aye, li v ami ,lnn.
I'crh.iin UU 4ulv liiu uiura uf utilntwa
A note or two of paiu;
l is tweeter musio with ttie Diourn.ul cadence
Thau waa He carvlou, joyful atraln.
I stood bolide your grave add wept alone
And Itiounlit lore Man forever duad to me.
My 11 to bad early lost lute's glorious aunllKht
And uewr more my heart could happy be.
But time has tautcbt me many tender truthe-
Tuat life can never wholly be unlileet.
I raunot live all louuly in this world of woe
beeaune I loved you, dear, the best.
The tender love that bear ao oiocU tot me
I gladly take, uor feel
My love for you, dear one, has weaker grown,
My heart less stanch and leal.
I love you tint, and you were always dear eat.
Yet, like the bird whone mate ii gone,
1 mill cau dud a tender joy In lovlnR.
Nor wiub lo dwell forever here alone.
Agnes U Pratt
The Sense of Buiell In Doge.
Dogs are able to track their masters
through crowded streets, where recogni
tion by sight is quite impossible, and
can find a hidden biscuit even when its
faint smell is still further disguised by
eau do cologne. In some experiments
Mr.' Romanes lately made with a dog he
found that it could easily track hiiu
when ho was far out of sight, though no
fewer than eleven people had followed
him, stepping exactly in his footprints,
in order to confuse the Ecent
The dog seemed to track him chiefly
by the smell of his boots, for when with
out them or with new boots on it failed,
but followed, though slowly and hesitat
ingly, when his master was without
either boots or stockings. Dogs and cats
certainly get more information by means
of this sense than a man can. They often
get greatly excited over certain smells
and reinetnlxT them for very long pe
riods. Chambers' Journal.
The Woodpecker's Home.
The woodpecker's home is very like
tho kinglisher's, but it is dug in rotten
wood instead of being bored in a bauk
of earth. From the great ivory billed
species down to the little downy fellow
of our orchards, tho woodpeckers build
their nest, or rather excavate them, on
the same general plan. The hole at first
goes straight into the wood, then turns
downward, widening ns it descends, un
til it gives room for the home. If yon
will go iuto any bit of unshorn wood
land during early spring and will keep
your eyes opeu, you will see a bright red
iiead thrust out of a round window in
some decaying trunk or bough, and the
woodpecker will sinjj out, "Peerl peerl"
which always seems to mean that his or
her home is a most comfortable and en
joyablo place. Maurice Thompson in
As Good aa He Cave.
A reproof which was just nnd not dis
courteous was once addressed to a young
rector who hail been reared under the
highest of church doctrines, and who
held that clergymen of all other denomi
nations are without authority and not
eutitled to be called ministers of the
Gospel. One evening at a social gather
ing be was introducted to a Baptist
clergyman. He greeted the elder mail
with much manner and ostentation.
"Sir," he said, "1 am glad to shake
hands with you as a gentleman, though
I cannot admit that you are a clergy
man." There was a moment's pause,
and then tho other said, with a quiet
significance that mude the words he left
unsaid emphatic, "Sir, I am glad to
shake hands with you as a clergyman."
Sau Francisco Argonaut.
Why the Child Cried.
A Brooklyn physician says that he was
recently attending a family where the
little man of the house was in a some
what refractory humor, and thinking to
quiet him he said, "How would you like
it now if to punish you I should take
your little sister away from you?" The
boy sulked and did not reply, but as the
doctor arose to take his leave the child
burst iuto a woeful blubbering. He was
asked what was the matter. "Doctor's
goin away without takiu sifter," he an
swered. New York Recorder.
Two Ilnnett Men.
A Paris furniture dealer recently
bought from an architect an old writing
table, and iu overhauling it he found a
packet containing 1,000 francs. He at
once informed the former owner of his
find, and he was rewarded by an honest
declaration on the part of the architect
that the latter knew nothing whatever
about the money and would not accept
it. Paris Letter.
Always Hilling to Loan.
Merchant (to persistent peddler) Oh,
don't bother me this morning. 1 wish
you'd kindly leave me alone.
Morris Abrams (producing wad)
Why, shertiuly, my frent, how much
and vot inderesht vill yon gif? Kate
Sumatra ItiiflTitlnes In Water.
The buffaloes in Sumatra, according
to an English traveler, in fear of the
tiger take refuge at night in the rivers,
where they rest in peace and comfort,
with only their horns and notes sticking
almve the water.
Handling a book with apparent re
spect or disrespect is of couse too fan
tastic a standard to be accepted literal
ly, since physical awkwardness or norv
ousness may be responsible for harm
rather than a lack of mental grace.
At the table of Carabaceres a sturgeon
of 187 pounds was served, brought on by
four footmen, preceded by two flutists,
four violinists and a Swiss guardsman,
halberd in hand.
Charlotte, N. C, boasts of a double
faced potato. One side is claimed to be
a perfect representation of a bear, and
the other, it is said, is a fair mold of a
St. Charles, Mo., during its existence
has been under the dominion of three
flags namely, Spain, France nd the
The Habit of Thinking.
Itismert.jr wsnt of habit that makes
one dislike thinking. IaI hi in make the
plunge and select something definite tc
think about, nml ten to one he will find fol
lowing a train of thought a very agreeable
Letting the mind veer backward and for
ward, like a weathercock, at the sugges
tion of this or that external circumstance
Is of course dull and worrying, but the man
who kuows how to think does not do that.
He thinks, as he reads, with a definite pur
One cannot ot course propose lines of
thought in the abstract for unknown per
sons, but one may Indicate one or two of
the ways in which a man may learn to gut
pleasure from thinking. To begin with,
be may follow tho example of the wise
man who said, "When I have nothing else
to do I sort my thoughts and label them."
That was an excellent plan. There are
.few men whose thoughts would not be im
proved by being put through the process
to which we subject a drawer full of
papers which have lacked for some time
that rare coiuhl nation of leisure and incli
nation which is necessary for tidying.
Most of us, again, have confused thoughts
anil intuitions, that this or that thing con
nected with ourselves or ourfamilies might
be better done than it is done.
Let the man, then, who complains of his
intolerable hour on the Southwestern, o:
the Iiondon and Brighton, or the Great
Eastern, absorb himself io adelinite scheme
of meditation upon something which has
already clamored to bo thought out, and he
will flud the time pasaes quickly enough.
He must not wait till the thought conies
to him. He must, by a conscious and de
liberate exercise of will, set his mind to
his subject. In plain words, he must say
to himself, "Now I will regularly think
out whether it Is a good plan" to do this,
that or the other. Londou Spectator.
A Theory Ilegurding Meteors.
Mr. Eastman offers the following theory
to acctiu tit for the apparent excess of iron
over stony meteorites: "When a stony
meteorite falls to the earth it generally
breaks iuto many fragments, and the rup
tured surfaces plainly indicate the nature
of the catastrophe. No case is on record
where an aerolite showed any indication of
having been twisted, broken or torn from
another mass of the same material. The
true type of meteorite which reaches the
earth from outer space is prohalile similar
to that which fell in Iowa county, la., on
Feb. 12, 1873. The celestial visitor Is com
posed almost wholly of llthio matter, but
scattered through the mass are small
grains of nickeliferotisiron. This iron may
exist in the stony matrix in all forms and
sizes from the microscopic nodule to the
mass weighing several tons.
"When the lit hie mass comes in contaei
with the earth's atmosphere the impact
breaks tip the matrix and sets free the iron
bodies, and they reach the earth in the
same condition, so far as mass ami figure
are concerned, as they exist in the original
formation. In such cases it is probable
that the stony portion of the original body
Is rent into such small fragments by the
explosion that these would not reach the
earth iu any appreciable size. The larger
the masses of irouthe more complete would
lie the dest ruction of the original body, and
the larger lithic meteorites would lie those
containing the smaller granules of iron."
Stephen Glrard'a llequesta.
When Stephen tiirard, of Philadelphia,
died he left a fortune of 111,000,000 which he
bad acquired iu the usual way by strict
attention to business. In his lifetime
Girard was nut noted for his hospitality;
in his manners he was crablied and unap
proachable. In small affairs he was mi
serly to the last degree ami penurious even
to meanness. Ho tpent little money on
himself, was careless iilxmt his own ap
pearance or the shnbbiness of his sur
roundings, and found the keenest delight
iu hard and unremitting labor. Yet In a
large public way he was generous to the
extent of lavishness. During his lifetime
he gave liberally to the improvement of
Philadelphia and made muuilkeut con
tributions to charities.
One of his notable deeds was the organ
isation of a yellow fever hospital in theepi
demic of 17J3, over which he exercised per
sons! supervision. By the provisions of his
will his fortune was bequeathed to chari
table and educational institutions, $2,000,
OOOgoiug to the college for orphans. The
peculiar nature of the man Is best exem
plified by a certain clause In the will, which
provided that no minister should hold any
connection with the college or even be ad
mitted as a visitor. New York World.
The Lake Voyage.
From the hour you leave Diiluth in the
edge of the evening Duluth with bet
sparkling coronal of lights and her cincture
of electric diamonds, with the crescented
moon and the star dusted sky, and the
northland's aurora over all from that
hour until nearly six days later you reach
the docks of Buffalo, you shall find your
long voyage on the inland seas of America
otie of the interesting events of a lifetime.
It you are searching for health you shall
find tannic influences to redden your blood;
If you are satiated with Old World scenes
you shall here find interesting change, en
chanting variety; if you are a weary brain
worker drooping under some city sun you
shall here find health's reincarnation; if
you have an eye to the material and seek
the solution ot problems economic you
shall find material In what has beeu done,
what Is being done, and what Is yet to be
done in commerce on the shores of these
seas ufficietil to fill bulky tomes. Har
A Test of Hospitality.
There is no truer assertion than the one
recently made by a leading society journal
of the day t hat "I here can be no more bit
ter rebuke to one who occupies the position
of host or hostess than to have a guest, or
evenchance caller, gooutfrom theirportals
with a teeliiiK that he is sorry that he
came," for all personal contact, whether
permanent or transient, should leave behind
it a lingering charm as of something sweet
and gracious, a deeper sense of the possiolo
exultation of life. When any meeting does
not do this some one is to blame, either
one or both i not giving of his best, and
this Is a wrong to society in general. The
celebrated writer, Dr. Drummond, re
marks, with justice, that there are "some
men ami women In whose company we are
always at our best." Washington Posts
A Good Word for UU Wife.
The Hrv. Mary T. Whitney, a minister,
has accepted a call to the Second Tnitarian
church in Somerville. It is said that Mr.
Whitney, also a minister, is very proud of
his wife's ability, and one occasion, when
preaching as a supply, he was compliment
ed on his sermon. "Do you call that a good
sermon r" be answered. "You should hear
my wife." They decided that they would
hear his wife, and the result was a unani
mous call to the vacant pulpit. New York
Advice to thm Office Seeker.
We see no impropriety in making ap
plications for office on the part of all
who desire it, bnt we believe there is a
possibility of the thing being overdone.
None of these petitions will be cor -dd-ered
until after March 4. Therefore
there is plenty of time in which to make
During Mr. Cleveland's last adminis
tration he dispensed the publio patron
age through the members of the senate
and the honse.
If he pursues his former policy he wilL
as a general thing, appoint to office from
this state such men as are recommended
by the delegation to congress, and we do
not think that he will ever see or read a
letter of application for publio office.
A Grewaome Belle.
The scaffold upot which John Brown
was hanged in Harper's Ferry has ar
rived at Washington for shipment to
the World's fair. The timbers are in a
good state of preservation, though they
have served the purposes of a porch to
the residence of a eon of the man who
bnilt the scaffold. The gallows itself is
a plain, substantial affair, which would
attract little attention apart from its
history. The timbers are evidently pine,
although they have been painted over at
some later period to preserve thoiu. The
two uprights are big beams six inches
square, and the crossbar is in propor
tion. Even the screws with which it
was put together have been preserved.
John Brown waa hanged on Dec. 2, 1859.
Wanted to free Hla Wife.
Alliterative Rufus Reed is in the Cum
berland county jail, and how he hap
pened to be there is funny enough.
Rufus' wife, Lizzie Reed, was arrested
and sent to jail on Tuesday for drunken
ness. Rufus endured the cruel sepa
ration for a few days, then filled up and
went down to the jail to see Lizzie. He
created a great scene at the jail and
after a mighty struggle was jamuied into
a cell He was brought before the polict
court the next day in a battered con
dition, and will get out of jail at about
the time that Lizzie comes forth. Lew
They Ileal re Mo Presents.
The king of Italy has issued pro
clamation, stating that it is the wish of
the queen and himself that no money
should be spent on presents for them in
honor of their silver wedding day, but
that any money collected should be
devoted to charity. The king and
queen will celebrate their silver wed
ding on April 22, 1803. The German
emperor and empress have accepted an
invitation to the festivities. Saa Fran
Eighty Elnpea with Fifteen.
Ezekiel Morrow, eighty years old,
passed through Evergreen, Ala., with a
girl of fifteen he claims as his wife.
They were eloping, they said, from his
home near here to Texas because Mr.
Morrow's children and grandchildren
objected to the marriage. Cor. Phila
Plunder Secured by the Police.
In this city the police in one yeur have
seized over 12,000 chips, 110 packs of
cards, four lots of Chinese coin, 228 dice,
thirteen fan tan brass cups, three faro
layouts, 11,000 pool tickets, two sweat
boards, eight poker tables, three roulette
tables, three whist boards and one bac
carat layout. New York Sua
Miming KtWer Dollars.
According to the records of the mint
19,570 silver dollars were coined in the
year 1804. Of this number but eight
are known, and they are valued at from
$")U0 to $2,000 each. What became of
the remaining 19,502 is one of the great
est numisniatical mysteries. St. Louis
It has been discovered that the weight
required to crush a square inch of brick
varies from 1,200 to 4,500 pounds.
"The physician," says Brown, "is the
man who tells you that you need change
and then takes all you have."
disease by removing the cause of it.
It's with tbo liver or the blood, nine
times out of ten. A sluggish liver
makes bad blood and bad blood
makes trouble. Dr. Tierce's Gold
en Medical Discovery makes pure
blood. It invigorates the liver and
kidneys, rouses every organ into
healthful action, and cleanses and
renews the whole system. Through
the blood it cures. For Dyspepsia,
Indigestion, lliliousness, Scrofulous,
Skin and Scalp Diseases even
Consumption (or Lung-scrofula) in
its earlier stages, it's a certain
Nothing else is "just as good."
Anything "just as good" could be
sola just as this is. It's the only
blood-purifier that's guaranteed to
benefit or cure, in every case, or the
money is refunded.
The catarrh that isn't cored costs
$500. Not to jou, but to the pro
prietors of Dr. Sage's Catarrh Rem
edy. They promise to pay you the
money, if you have an incurable
They don't believe that you have
. HEROLD I SON.
This is the Largest
ever Received in
I EVERY STYLE
ior humanity from
of Ladies Jackets the Halance of the Month.
CALL - IN - AND - EXAMINE.
WILLIAM HEROLD I SON,
506 AND 507
'Well lieiriin is liult l.ne " IVpn vmr IiouM-work l.y buying
a Cake .f
Supolio is a i-olid c.tkc ot M-oiii-int; .Nrip ucnJ tor nil Cleaning
purpose?. Try it.
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