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NOTHINQ BUT BLOOMERS CO.
W, HiycU f New York Says
(Skirts Mast Ult Wav.
"As regards the matter of costume."
Id a woman doctor of New York to a
Tribune reporter. "I think the long
klrt la bound to go. It looks out of
place on a bicycle and is certainly
much In the way. The truth of the
matter la that no costume which can be
devised la going to make women ap
pear at their best on a bicycle. The
Try position that they assume and the
constant movement of the limbs up and
down prohibits a (craceful ip;earanc.
The delight of the exfrrise, however,
more than compensates for any draw
back of this kind, and most wheel
women are willing enough to look even
wkward In order to enjoy the sport
The Impression seems to prevail that
'or a woman bicyclist to decry skirts
k to proclaim herself unfemlnine.
omewhat more Immodest than her
conventional sisters. I say that such
la not the case. In my opinion, for a
woman to ride In bloomers, with a
klrt over them, which Is constantly
blowing up and showing fhe bloomers
beneath. Is far more Indelicate than for
the bloomers to be In evidence from the
start The wearing of the skirt sug
gests that there is something to con
ceal, and where the bloomers are worn
It Is a frank Intimation that the rider
recognizes the nature of her undertak
ing and has dressed herself appropri
ately. As regards the display of a
woman's ankle. I do not see why It is
more vulgar than to show her arms
and part of her spinal column In even
ing dress. There would be nothing
Tulgar In a woman's sitting with her
foot up if she had on a divided skirt
gathered at the knee, or even bloomers,
but when she has an ordinary flowing
skirt and elevates her foot ever so little
the aspect Is entirely different
"One can see an Illustration of this
ubtle difference at any time In view
ing sculpture. There is a calm nobil
ity, a dignity, about the simple pose of
the undraped Venus that the figure
which stands In a conscious, shrinking
attitude lacks altogether. It is the ad
mission that there is anything to con
ceal which suggests vulgarity when the
drapery is by accident disarranged.
At the costume show in Madison
Square garden there were lay figures
dressed in cycling costumes In order to
Show the various styles. Passers-by
Invariably turned up the short skirt of
one of these images in order to exam
ine the unique leather binding on the
bottom. That short skirt was only a
lay figure, but there was vulgar sug
gestion in its being lifted, which did
not pertain at all to the bloomer suits,
or even to those with knickerbockers.
I think if this public difference could
be made clear to the people there would
be less hue and cry made about bicycle
costumes. I do not think that woman
will ever resign her flowing skirts for
the drawing-room or the ordinary vo
cations of life, but when she goes out '
to take part in active sports she should j
dress appropriately. I fail to see where
the long skirt worn when rldng a bi
cycle conveys the Idea of modesty. In
the first place, the motion of the limbs,
which it is intended to conceal, It
shows much more plainly than the
bloomers or full trousers. As a woman
sits on a bicycle the plain front
breadths of the skirt fit smoothly over
the knees; no other skirt is usually
worn beneath It, and the paddling up
and down of the limbs looks anything .
but graceful. There are few accidents
from long skirts; one seldom hears of ,
any, but it is because the wearers are
extremely careful. A woman wearing
a long street skirt on a bicycle looks
to me as much out of place as a yacht
ing suit would appear at a ball or a
cycling costume at a reception."
THE JAPANESE CATFISH.
Aarfeat Bapmtttloa Thai Is IUlarbla(
Klppoa't I ItllUatlna.
Far beneath the land of Nippon lie a
huge catfish. Imprisoned by the weight
of the Islands rest in mum hlni Ha
dies hard, perhaps be will never die. In
nis desperate wriggles he shakes the Isl
and from base to summit Earthuuukes
result This catfish may be taken to
symbolize the body of superstition
burled under the New Japan and still
disturbing the growing tight and order.
Japanese superstition Is purely Orien
tal and barbaric and aeetna hiehlv in
consistent with the progress of the land.
Take the Matsurl festival a bullock
cart with a platform twenty feet high
preceded by a girl with a grotesque
mass ana native band. Around this 20
barelegged men with chalked fm es and
umbrella hats dance and bang Iron Jars
strung with jangling rings. Their
coats gleam with scarlet, their chant
Is barbaric. The whole spectacle Is as
distinctly grotesque as the war dance
at the Wild West show. That the oll-
grlms buy charms of their prieBts to
insure ail manner or objects from sound
teeth to painless childbirth la certainly
not more curious than niauy things
aone in our cities. But 'how account
for the fact that at the Tokyo exposi
tion of 1892 a first prize was awarded
to a big burly wooden god, the Jimmu
Tenno. If the emnernr In reallv a
descendant of the original Jimmu-Ten-
no, this day entitled him to reverence.
A Worried Farmer.
A farmer who has been studying
agricultural Journals writes the editor
of an Ohio paper that he is stumped,
He says he reads In one journal that
a side window In his stable makes a
horse's eye weak on that side. An
other paper tells him that a front win
dow hurts his eyes by the glare; those
on diagonal lines make him shy when
he travels; one behind makes htm
squint-eyed, and a stable without win
dows makes him blind. The farmer
wants to know whether there is any
place outside the heads of those edi
tors where he can hang his windows.
Success of Weather Forecasts.
The report of the Meteorological
Council for 1893-94, Just Issued, claims
for the forecast department an aver
age success of fully 82 per cent on the
predictions which are sent out each
day at 8:30 p. m. "Total failure" oc
curred in only 6 per cent of the fore
casts and "partial failure" In 11 per
cent. "Complete success" attended
nearly 60 per cent of the prophecies,
and In 25 per cent more there was a
"partial success," amounting to cor
rectness In more than one-half of the
ueas covered by the forecast.
Tried to Bribe Bonaparte.
Attempted bribery and counter-brib
ery, at any rate, there were; for the
conqueror himself was offered by the
emperor a principality in the empire
with not less than 250,000 subjects, and
an independent income, says a French
historian with regard to Napoleon. Had
Francis known the prospects of his op
ponent he would have reviled himself
is an artless simpleton.
JUMPED FROM THE BALLOON.
Wrinkles In Clothing-.
When clothing becomes wrinkled,
either from packing or traveling In
crowded cars, the wrinkles may be
taken out by hanging the garments over
night in a heated room. The kitchen
or laundry will do, providing all dis
agreeable odors of cooking have es
caped. Hang the garments on a line or
clothes-horse, stretched to their utmost
Sergeant Ivy Baldwin, the Aeronaut,
Has to Step Lively.
Army officers are having a hard time
experimenting with war balloons at
Fort Logan. Last week the famous
General Myer, which had been on ex
hibition at the World's Fair, was torn
to pieces when the corps came to In
flate it, and the huge bag had to be
abandoned, says the San Francisco Ex
aminer. Another balloon was substituted yes
terday at dress parade, and Sergeant
Ivy Baldwin, the aeronaut, attempted
an ascension. No basket was attached
and at a height of 100 feet the balloon
was struck by a gale. It was held to
the earth by a steel cable, but as the
machine executed wild gyrations, the
strain became too intense and the lino
t .1 T)nn.a nortlnir tho hflllrtnn
swung over the officers' quarters, and
the aeronaut, at a good opportunity,1
Jumped and reached the earth In safety
as the bag'whlrled away with lbo feet
of cable trailing through the air.
Doubloon Instead of Fish.
Henry -Cresswell of Hudsonvllle,
Mich., while fishing at the Ottawa
Beach resorts pulled up on his hook
a solid silver purse containing a dia
mond ring, a pair of diamond eardrops,
and some Spanish gold doubloons. The
purse had evidently been In the water
a long time. No clew to the owner was
found about It Of course Cresswell Is
looking for an owner.
Names In Madagascar.
Madagascar leads in Jaw-breaking
nomenclature. The name of the man
who founded the kingdom was An
drlanar lolnimarina, the reigning
queen is the charming Ranavalomjaka,
and the prime minister answers to the
euphonlus cognomen of Rainllaiarl-vony.
Took the Joke Too Seriously.
It Isn't always safe for a small boy
to take his father's Jokes and games too
seriously. This was shown very plain
ly at one time by the experience of an
Englishman and his son upon a rail
road journey which they took together.
While the little fellow was gazing out
of the open window his father slipped
the hat off the boy's head in such a
way as to make his son believe that it
had fallen out of the window. The boy
was very much upset by his supposed
loss, when his father consoled hlra by
saying that he would "whistle it back."
A little later he whistled, and the hat
reappeared. Not long after the little
lad seized upon his father's hat, and,
flinging It out of the window, shouted:
"Now, papa, whistle your hat back
again!" Harper's Round Table.
They Come High.
She (poutingly) Before we were
married you used to bring me candy
every time you came."
He (briskly) Yes, my dear, and It
cost a good deal less than the meat
and potatoes I bring you now.
A "had Overflow.
"A shad overflow" is reported in tht
Delaware river. Iever before were
the fish so large and fine or so numer
ous. On Monday no less than 30,000
splendid specimens of the shad were
taken between Chester and the lower
Statues to Have Artistic Criticism.
It was decided In future in New York
to refer all statues for the parks to the
Sculptors' society for criticism as to
their artistic merits befoie accepting
them. The advisory art committee of
the art department, which has in the
past passed upon the statues, will act in
the future with the Sculptors' society.
A Brain-Wearing Task.
First Business Man Mercy, George!
What's the matter? Another bank gone
or what? Never saw you look so hag
gard, and worried and careworn. Sec
ond Business Man (wearily) Nothing
wrong. I've been trying to figure my
way out of the income tax.
Biggest Aluminum Plant on Earth.
The largest aluminum plant In tht
world has Just been completed at Oak
Ridge, Mo. It will have a capacity of
one hundred tons of clay per day, giv
ing a dally output of about twenty
thousand pounds of metal.
A Day In China.
The Chinese divide the day Into 12
parts of two hours each.
THE NEW DAILY SCHEME.
Tbe friends at Omaha are trjlrg to
raise sufficient capital to start an
American dally. They already bave
a fair start, but desire the assistance of
rlends everywhere In the United
States. Can you take one or more
hares, on account of true Americanism?
This is their plan:
In answer to repeaWd requests we
have finally consented to undertake tbe
task of startle? a Daily American in
Omaha. This would be an taey thing
to do if people were to act as they talk.
Yet it will not be Imp ssiblfl, even If
they oo not, for there are thousands of
MHtriots-who are anxious to have the
news anxious to give the Protestant
preachers ss fair a hearing as is aO'
oidtd to Ptnirt plo-ts nd Itinerant
lecturers of the Jesuit Sherman stamp
who will respond to our call for sub
scribers for stock to enablo us to estab
lish a Daily American.
We have consulted with our friends,
and they bave suggested this plan:
Increase the capital stock of the
American Publishing Co. to 1150,000.
FDlvjde into 10,000 shares of $15 each.
"Begln business when $100,000 has
Each stockholder must be a sub
icriber. Subscription price of the paper, first
year, will be $10; $8 the second, and
whatever the directors decide there
after. The management of the company will
be placed in the bands of a board of
directors, who will be elected from
among the stockholders, by a majority
of the stock represented at the regular
The Indebtedness will not be over 40
er cent of the capital stock at any
If you want to help establish a Daily
American, fill out and return to this
office the following blank, keeping this
statement as our part of the contract
Also, please fill out the following
blank for our Information, as we do not
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been suhcrlU d. The capital stock Is
to be $150,000. How many shares will
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HUT SriEIMiX, S. II.
If indications count for anything, the
Ilot Springs of South Dakota are des
tined to become the most popular retort
between Chicago and the PactHo Cotfc-t.
They aro sltuaUd in the sos'.lo
beautiful canon of Fall Hiver, and are
the center of a splendidly built little
city of three thousand permanent in
habitants. The f filcary of their waters
for rheumatism, dyspepsia, and, in fact,
almost every chronic disorder of tho
system, Is too well known to require
statement. It Is testified to by the an
nual arrival if thouxands of invalids,
and the departure of these same per
sons, after a few weeks, in much im
proved or wholly restored health. The
Springs are surrounded by many ob
jects of surpassing natural interest, as
Wind Cave, equal in extent to the
Mammoth Cave of Kentucky, and far
more wonderful in formation, filled with
striking beauties and strange fantasies
of structure. Not far away are the
romantic Cascades, and near by are
extinct craters of geysers standing up
like boles that had been built rather
than excavated, and by their puzzling
appearance meriting tho name they
bave received, "The Devil's Chimneys."
This is but a beginning of the list of
attractions in the vicinity, to fairly see
which would entranclngly occupy a
The hotels and the bathing accom
modations for guests are unsurpassable,
and nothing la left to be desired by any
grade of people, from tbe nabob travel
ing for amusement to the poverty-
stricken Invalid in search of cheap and
BjK'edy restoration to health.
The Passenger Department of the
Burlington Route has issued a well
written and beautifully illustrated
folder, containing a great deal of inter
esting matter relative to this famous
resort. For a copy or for information
about the Burlington Route's rates and
train service to Hot Springs, write to
J. Francis, General Passenger and
Ticket Agent, Omaha, Neb.
P. S. Half rates to Hot Springs
May 24, June 7 and 19, July 3 and 19,
August 2 and 23.
An Old Orchard.
In 1794 Joshua Pine settled on a
farm near Walton, N. Y., and plant
ed a fine orchard. Although it was
nearly nlnoty-nine years ago when
the trees were first planted they do
not show much signs of their great
age, and a number of the trees are
yet vigorous, giving promtso of many
years or hfo and fruitage, Tho
largest measure 117J inches in cir
cumference, the next largest 105
inches, and another 102 inches, all
ot which are bearing a good crop of
fruit this year.
A Philosophical Millionaire.
Attorney If you leave all your
property to your second wife your
children will certainly try to break
men Client Of course. That's
what I want them to da I want
them to have their full share ot tcy
"Ihen why bequeath it all to your
"Well, you see, it will be easier for
my children to break my will than it
is for mo to break tier's.
Conscious of Ignorance.
The Boston Transcript tells how a
Gradgrind sort of a man confused an
American girl who was telling how
much Bhe liked Koine. The Coliseum,
in particular, received plenty of
adjectives. Then said the serious
faced man: "Soyousaw the Coliseum
in Home?" "Yes, indeed:" "W hich
one?" And he had his reward in
her confusion: she was not Buro
which Coliseum she had seen, after
that solemn assumption that it had
Wealth or I tsh.
Utah has 3,01)0,000 acres of arable
lands, watered by 1,000 miles of ca
nals. One canal, that of Bear river,
cost $2.000,000. ' The irrigated lands
produce annually 6, 000.000 bushels of
grains. There are over 3.0D0.0J0 cat
tle.and the mines in twenty years have
produced $150,000,0)0 in gold and
The following numbers of shares hava
The Higher Literature.
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good books in de 'Young Terrors'
"I dunno, but I hear tell about a
story by George Eliot what dey call
Daniel de Rounder.' Shouldn't
wonder if that might be pretty good."
Uncle, reprovingly Now, Charlie,
what do you keep a horse for?
Charlio Fastdrive Well, Nunky, I
presume I keep him to let him go.
Wife, bitterly You deceived me
when you married me.
Husband I did more than that. I
A liricf Call.
Come to stay?" asked the fish.
"Oh, no," said the worm, "Just
dropped in for a bite; that's alL"
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