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THE RED CLOUD CHIEF.
A. C. HOSIER, Publisher.
TTor lres, i rnsrjr.-d un.l torn nn.l oM.
Ilr.-rlV.-t lire li.ir-. util tii,MSiy u col.J:
n!l Vilr.l.V."'i:f c',,r,.s ml hl'r s-l'tII;r fall.
nI a iraiu J made of a worn-out shawl
Prune Ilowfrs Unit n- were t beauty's- pride.
"'"- r wither.-.! an. thrown iihI.Io
Mi.- hol.ls as clo-c sis li.-r tin-it ciin,
nile a criini.iV.! hand-hm w.-rves lor a ran.
You won 1.1 never have riies.seI, as you caw
V lUT t!l-e.
-rm.li,,fWi w,l,,r,-l tlowitrn. and feet nil l.a:e,
Jiiat II... jrlcMiiny street was al.r.Hf..nt hall.
Ann bin- dancing there, the l.;e f the hall.
Aliic Tmmhull tsarnnl, in ftnUtnj.
IN BIG. KOUND HANDS ;
Or, Hands Somotimoa Crarnpod
and Somotirao3 Protty.
A Lent urn on Cliirocraj.liy Illustrate. I l.y
tin: I'r.si.I.nts' Autographs N'amos
Signed to .Many Veto.-, and
.Somebody lias got a science or meth
od of idling a man's character hy hi
handwriting. Tlii.s art is very old, and
men who believe in it claim it to be in
fallible. K.-r. liltl crook and see-saw
zig-zag Him; is full of character. Kven
the blots and smooches arc -iiidc-hoards
to hiographv. revealing the way to lit
tle traits that nothing oNc can discover.
Looked at in this light the. autographs
f great, men arc in-.. -r -.sting, and the
autograph-hunter's mania may he
looked upon a-, a desire for knowledge.
That the readers of the Ulobr may have
an insight into tin- chai:iclers of the
gr.-ate-t citi.-n- of this Kcpuhlic. the
autographs of all the President,-) are ap
(leorgc Washington has a linn and
ami 1 1 1 a little ornament, making
loop-, ami twist.-, when there is no need
for theiM To affect this he left out his
full iriiuc, letting the initial (I stand for
(Ic.rge. Hi-, (ail ue to put a period af
ter the .-tl.l.i.-v.alion was prnhahly due
to haste rather than lack of education.
Perhaps he tic. light the compositor
ought to do the punctuating.
John Admix. the sturdy old on of
Massachusetts, made .sharp angles and
evidently paid hut lit tit atlc ition to
.show. When he got through he xt .pp.-d
right th-re. A wri ing-maxtcr would
. i -l 1 him to run the ta I of his .1 below
'the line. It ix pr-hah!c that he did not
care for writ.ng-iiiasters overmuch.
Thomas .Fcllcrxou wrote the l)cclfm
tioti of Independence, they .say. The
men who signed the document must
have done ... Mindly or been a good
while making it out. if it was written
jlike his au'ograph. At tirt it lo'ks
like a niece of embroiderV which voung
women nut in the corner of handkor-
chiefs. It is said that his autograph is
a libel upon his usual handwriting.
One thing ix sure, he meant something
when he wrote, ami people were glad to
read hix writing, even if it was a little
dames Madison was not .1 beautiful
writer. He was plain, substantial and
useful. When he got through he did
not .stay to make corkscrews and nour
ishes. 'Considering that he used a quill
pen the work is not so bad.
dames Monroe finished his letter.
1111 and allowed his pen no liberty.
the author of .Monroe s iloetnne ms pen
did good service.
.lohn Q- Adams, the scholarly Aboli
tionist, put the ink on in the right place,
frllis g luoVed very much like a figure '1.
As a handson e writer ho was an im
provement on his father.
Andrew Jackson displayed none of
Old Hickory's thinness in his pen. The
autograph 'is neat, clean and pretty,
like that of a female engrossing clerk.
Am body who knows his letters ought
to have'no trouble in reading it.
Martin Van lJurcn did very well. He
made some spread: but eould back it up
all right. His autograph was always
good at the bank, which couuts for
William Henry Harrison did not at
tempt to spell out his full name. He
also roisted the temptation to sign him
self W. Henrv Harrison, lit; begun
verv well, but grew bad before he got
throuo-h. That "s" with a big loop is a
piece of affectation.
John Tvler made the most of his
name as he did of his position. If he
had written more he would have been
.? 0- w-t5
James 1. Polk wrote his name ami
then added a corkscrew to mark the"
spot. Neither was a great piece of art.
Zacharv Tavlor invented the prac
tice of putting down his sign manuel
without taking his pen from the paper.
He was a goo'd lighter and wrote very
well. too. although his reputation rests
on the former accomplishment.
to Millard Fillmore liked his name so
ell that he speiiwi " ui iu iun.
illard art of it looks like a scbool-
rj fT )
There Is a little too much
T. Still it is not
Franklin Pierce was .1 pretty writer.
He could afford to give hi.s name in full.
New Hampshire lias no re.ton to ho
ashamed of the writing' of her Presi
lames Puehanan. the learned old
bachelor from Pennsylvania. just
laid himself out on that big J- Having
done this lie let hix pen run at its own
rat.-. He believe I tint first impression?
were lasting, and acted as he thought.
Abraham Lincoln wa- contested wi'N
a plain, homespun, every-day hand
writing. No nourishes there. That
autograph has wi.-ldcl great power in
deciding the fate of this country. As a
specimen of plainness and hrevity it is
Andrew Joinwm, the ta:lor-jiatriot.
was not contented to let his name stand
alone. J'hal long underscore .showed
that it was put to a document for a pur
pose. When attached to vetoes ;.t
raised many political row-. Like his
name, he intend.? 1 that people should
know where he .iUo,l.
riysscs S. (Irani got through with
his work with b.it lit le fu.ss. He put in
the periods after his initials all right,
and made a little s-Accp to his pen at
the elo-e for the sake of trying it. Ho
never drew his pen or his sword with
out a purpose.
Putherforl II. Hayes makes a pretty
name w hen written by the original.
Fames A. C.arlield. fie orator and
classical cholar. forgot to dot his i and
neglected to punctuate. He kii'-w how,
h .wcver, and made a good-looking ink
picture every t:mo he took his pen.
That big ! is nearly perfect.
Chester A. Arthur, handsome man of
xocicU and accomplished lawyer and
pol.tician. clothes his name in a dress
.xiii:, white necktie and k ds. If he has
' time to do anvthing he inu.xt do it well
C.r.e or Cleveland comes right down
to work at the lieginning. When he
ha.x finished he takes an N.curs.on for
his own benefit. Work first and play
later i.x his motto. Huston (Uo'oc.
, l'o.ir Orphan irl Iturnu In the Km-lira.-.-
r Ihr South Wind to Her I-ad
One night, after she had crept to her
bed of rags, bruised and orc from Old
Nan's daily beating, she had heard the
South Wind softly blowing past the
window, and she whispcre I:
Oh! .vouth Wind, have pity on me! I
am beaten ami worked and starved! He
kind to a poor orphan girl!"
Hut I can not soften Old Nan's
heart," answered the breeze, "nor can I
bring you food."
"You can take a message for 1110."
".Mv mother in Heaven.''
"U'hat is the message?''
"Tell her that my days are full of
misery, anil my nights are long with
sorrow. I want to he with her in
"Sleep, child, and I will be ir your
message!" whispered the wind; and she
forgot her wretchedness and. sleeping,
dreamed of green vallevs and such beau
tiful flowers that she cried out in tones
of joy and awoke Old Nan.
"How dare you!" growled the hag:
and .she beat the child again and again
for Iter dteam.
The net night the South Wind whi
p red at fie window, and the child rose
up and a.sked:
"Did on find my mother?"
' "Tis a long way to Heaven!" an
swered the wind. "Have natienee and
sleep aga n.
The child slept, and in her dreams
she. sat lienealh green trees arm l'-sbmcd
to Mich sweet music that ( )hl Nan was
:wj:i"n awakened by her words.
""Wretch! Ingrate"' cried the old hag
in h-r fury: and .she beat the child as if
she meant to kill her.
On the third night the South Wind
was late in coining. The child was
nhme in the gloomy room, and t ie
fever was on her until she tos-ed and
moaned, and fancied strange things.
It won t come it won t
she kept calling: but by and by she
heard the rustle of the South Wind
afar off. and she had her faee to the
window as it came up.
Did y-ui lind my mother?"
" Ave! and she bids you come!"
Wait a little while ami sleep
"And the child slept and dreamed of
a path w nding through a dark vallcv.
She traverse I it in fear and trembling,
and more than once she would have
faltered had not the Jrouth Wind whis
pered: " He of brave heart Heaven is be
yond!"' Hy and by th" darkness was dis
pelled, and at her feet she miw the
waters of a great river. On the other
shore wi-re gates of pearl a d gold,
and as they opened to the strains ol
sweetest music, an angel issued forth
and cried out to the cowering ch'ld:
" He not afraid! I am thy mother!"
And as the Sout 1 Wind" spread itf
wings and lore the child ac oss the
silver waters her joy was so intense she
"Death! Mother! Heaven!"
"Didn't 1 tell ye!" screamed the old
hag. who had just returned: and slu
knelt beside the bed of rags to beat the
Too iate!" said the South Wind,
with its face at the window.
Ave! it wsis too late. Detroit Fret
A mischievous boy yelled "Rats!,'1
in the rink in this city and nearly cre
ated a panic It i almost impossible
for a girl to stand up in a chair with
roller skates on. Xamxrk CalL
nourish to tb
The I,-nn Wlilrh thr I.atc IlrfVat Should
Teach tlir Itrnuhllcan I'urty.
It is commonly said that the Demo
cratic party is on trial So it W, for the
first time in twenty-live years it ca
pacity to govern and its fitnes- for the
responsibilities of power are bo'ug tried.
I'ul in, a sejiie equally true, the ltepub
lican party is on trial. It is ca!Jc I to
new dut.es. Thirty years ago it began
to teach the jMjople Republican princi
ples, and taught them with such vigor
and earnestness that itsoon commanded
success. Though MHiieof the old issues
have pa.s.cd away, the principle of
g .vernmeiit which made the l'cpu'jlican
partv what it was still live, and are -till
as necessary to the welfare of the coin
try as ever. Yet they receive, in the
(lection of liciiiIhts of Congress, rela
tively less support than they received
nearly thirty years ago. This is in part
localise, enjoying power and public
confident , the Republican have to
Fome extent neglected the duty of teach
ing their principles an J making them
clearly understood. If. now that it is
out of power, the Republican party has
iit the eal to take up again the work
of poptil.ir education, if it has not the
firm convictions and the devotion to the
public welfare whit h inspired its . arlicr
day, itunay fail to oust the adver.-ary
who is now intrenching himself in the
To c trry on this work with success
there is need, first of all. a greater cm
lidcnce in political principles, and in
their power with the in. II o 1 vo'crs
than the R-publican party has of lat-j
years in uiilVs'.ed. There has b'-en ap
parent, in soni parts of the country at
least, a disposition to rely m re upon
other agencies than upon the earnest
prcscntat'ou of political truths. Here
and there some Republican leaders
have had more confidence in manage
ment, more faith "in temporary tricks
and devices, than in the power of ideas
on the millions of voters. A defea has
conic to remind us all that a party h:u
irj business to exist unless on the whole
it embodies and expre-.os the convic
tions of the p-ople upon ital questions
of public pohcy. Where the people
have such convictions, which the Re
publican party has strengthened and
de-peii'Ml. and to which it has uncoui
prom'singly appealed, it has been rc
AVardcd by such .xplcnd d majorities as
were riven in Pennsylvania and some
The party is on trial. If it will stoop,
as the Democratic party has done for
many years, to seek success by all sorts
of trickery and knavery, by the shallow
arts of the denrigoeiie. In appeals to
error or preimlice. or by attempted dis
honesty m elections, it will at least
prove that it ought not to succeed. The
question will then be whether, in such
a strife of degrading aims and methods,
it can .ncrcome a party which has
tra'tted itself for more than thirty years
to seek .success by any means whatever,
and has at last .succeeded by false pre
tenses. The truth is that the Repub
lican part has within it large I odics
of oters w.iio will not stoop to any
form of cheating, and who will not con
H'ttt. as many Democrats do, to support
a party widen profeses to be one thing
here and ano'h r thing then. If the
Republican party is to .succeed at all, it
must Miccc.-d by honest, faithful an 1
unswerving adherence to its principles
by merit and not by trickery.
The Republican party is to be tried,
moreover, in the duties of an opposi
tion. Perhaps the motives of a party
are. never more clearly disclosed than in
it., treatment of adversaries to whom
the responsibility of government has
been intrusted. If it is an honorable
and patriotic opposition, it will praise
without hesitation ami support without
reserve every step that is really for the
public welfare. It will seek to shield
no wrong, and show no d-'sire to im
pute wrong where -ione exists. It. will
manifest aino ig its leaders that genu n
harmony which comes oelv fro-n a
stronger desire for the public we'fare
than for the promotion of any persona!
ambition. It. tested in this way. the
Republ can pr' proves worthy of the
high tiu t which has s. long been given
it, the contrast between its conduct ami
that of the Democratic party when in
opposition will go far to shape the ver
dict of the pco.de in future elections.
X. 1. Tribune.
AFTER TWENTY-FOUR YEARS.
The 1'tt-r SnM-trsiio4 of th Awtc
ICIrrtion IlemsiniU fr l'lirRUtiou.
The chief staple of Democratic wam
a:gn onitory anil literature for ado..;n
years past has been the charge, repeat
ed in a thousand shapes and on all pos
sible occasions, that the departments in
this city were "reeking with corrup
tion." The most resonant and inspir
ing shibboleth of Democratic cam
paigns has been: "Turn the rascals
out." So incessantly and forcibly has
this "corruption " been dwelt upon, so
graphical'- have the " rascals " been
painted, so moving has Ikmmi the pict
ure of the (ioverumeat in the hands
of " thieves." that the Democratic
masses were really educated into the
belief that riotous rascality was the
rule and mauly honesty the exception
in the executive departments.
During the rece.it Presidential cam
paign the Department were frequently
spoken of as Augean sUbles. We be
lieve it was Senator Pa"ye. of Ohio, a
gentleman whose 'oAjfr standard of
o licial integrity has boeir mentioned in
connection wi.h the Standard o.l. who
gave utterance to eloquent thoughts on
"this Augean stable topic And. if we
recall the incident of the campaign
c rrectly. the Hn. Thomas A. Hen
dr eks. guide, philosopher and friend of
Joseph K. McDonald dwelt with so
norous ponderosity on th.; same ex
hruistless theme as he passed from
stuno to stump. The Demratie
Hercules whom they had nominated
for the Presidency" was billed and
posted to clean outthe Augean stables,
and the conn ry was to w.tuess a sub
lime moral spectacle the exodus of
rascals' and the advent of patriots.
Well, Hercules came in a month ago
to-day. but where; is the cleansing?
Where are th- "rascals?" What are
the facts to show that there was one
it a of truth in the charge of general
corrupl.on in the service? A few em
ployes who were d 'ernci superfluous
have been discharged. A few others
have been transferred from the White
House to Department rolis. A few old
horses anil vehicles have been sold, but
ther. has not leen uttered a single hint
that "rascality" has been detected. In
the removal of prominent oiiieials. such
as the heads of bureaus, there has been
no pretense of any other object than to
get Republicans 6:it and Democrats in.
A writer in the Boston Journal calls at
tention to interesting facts in this con
nection. He says:
The Departments which the Demo
cratic organs asked to have investi
gated, particularly the Navy, seem to
be going on as usual, the Secretary even
going so far as to refuse to rescind th
orders of his uredecs-or. The Post-rnaster-Ci'eneral
has informed a friend
that his Department was found by h'm
to be in excellent shape, and ho has
alfadv informed ofiicers t otiwete J
with t lie po ta! railway nvrvlce that it
was Mi eli'ieieM that lie should not make
Ace irdlng to a correfjvnndn: of the
Cinco.nati Cmiunrrc ilut.c'J. one of
the new heads of the department. -tatcd
in the pre ence of .-veral gentlemen
th t he was surprised 'at the discipline,
industry and compel ney whiih he
found in his de, artiuetit." becau-e he
had come V b-Iice from the contanl
charges made that the departments
were full of polit.eal creatures ami vi-competent-,
and that they needed thr
ough overhauling. The statement J
the Cabinet member in question is .-
emphatic that we copy it:
" He had become convinced that in
no private establishment in the land, no
matter how strict! conducted, was
there the perfect'on of system, the thor
oughness of discipline, the general
faithfulness and elliciency. that existed
in his department. There are men in
the offices who h ive spe-it their liv.y
there, and who are as much a part of
the stem as a spoke is a part of the
wheel. When I want to kn nv anything
in mv department tLe messenger who
has been th-re for many years can tell
what gentleman to call upon., and he
will come in and tell me anything I
want to know down to die minutest
points, and go b .ck a generation in p r
soital knowledge, and in a moment can
lay hi- hand upon and produce anything
in the wa of hi-torv. documents or writ
ten matterformyinformation. Now. xtip-po-e
1 put such men a tho-e out for
party reasons and till their places with
new men more utterly ignorant of the
matters of the d-partment than I am
myself, do wm not. .. tliat it would le
ruinous to the department and to the
(iovernmetit, though it would satisfy
some political workers? I was sur
prised, too, to find what a large pro
portion of the men are in 11 of family,
sober, quiet, reliable citizens, dung
their duties steadily, fa thfully. and
ciliciently. rearing families and holding
their place in the world as good citi
zens, husbands and fathers. A large
proportion of the clerks are of this char
acter, ami I have not b"eii able to trace
a score of men so far, placed in the de
partment for purely political reasons."
This, jt should be remembered, is the
testimony of a Democratic official who
would not lies tate to expos and make
party capital out of, rascality, corrup
tion, or even inefficiency, if he found it.
Well may the Hoston Journal remark
that, "taking this Deinocrai as a wit
ness, twenty-four ears of Republican
rule has given the c mntrv a v-ll-nigh
perfect civil-service in the departments
at Washington." XaliomU Itcpublican.
Some I'a.-tt Wl.irh It I Important the
IVuple Slit. ill. I l.'n.ltTHt.'liKt.
It is important the people should
understand clearly the pos.tion taken
by the Senate in regard to the appoint
ment of the Rc'jd (Jeneral I.awton as
Minister to Russia. The objection to
Lawton was not based merely on the fa t
that he had serve. I in the Rebel army,
but on the ground that he had never
asked or obtained tin: removal of his
disabilities, and his appointment would
therefore tie illegal and in ejohition of
the Fourteenth Amendment to the Con
stitution. The Senate Committee sim
ply declared that under this amendment
Lawton was not el-gible. The Repub
lican Senators were not governed by
personal or party feeling in the matter,
for they had suppressed such sentiments,
and spent scver..l weeks in confirming
Cleveland's appointments of Rebels to
the best positions incite gift of the (Jov
cniment. Rut whei it came to tt.e ap
pointment of unpardoned and un re
generated Rebels who still glory in their
treason the. Senators pointed to the law
which declares such men incapable of
holding office under the L'n t d Mates.
Thereupon Cleveland withdrew the
name of his unrcg-'uerated R. bid. and
apparently dropped the idea of appoint
ing Lawton to office. No sooner had
the S nate adjourned, however, than it
was announced th it Cleveland intended
to appoint. Lawton and keep him in
office at all hazards until the next meet
ing of Congress. To this extent it is
propositi to violate the law in the inter
est of an unrepentant Rebel.
The law which applies to this and all
similar ease wid le loind in the third
section of the Fourteenth Amendment,
which reads as follows:
No H.Msoii shall he a Senator or ltepreentn
tive In Conjfrrss, or ltlectorof l'res.deiit utnl
Vleo-Pre s!lont, or hold nnr otliccs, civil 01
military under the t'lilt.-d Siates. or under nnj
State, vrho. tuiv nir ieviouly taken an ontr
s momlwr of Oomriu. or n- an officer n!
the t'liitct Slutes. or u 11 mem! or of am
State I.efilntiire. or ns mi executive or Ju.ll
cial oftlccr t f ativ Suite, to support the Con
Ftitntioii of th- United States, shall have en
taya-d In insurrection or rebellion neultisl tin
yntne. or (riven nit or comfort to the enemies
thnreof Hut Congress nitty hy a vote of two
thirds of each liouxe n-ni .v ?uch disability.
This was a provision of extraordinary
lilxrality. In the first place it re ieved
wholly tho gruat mass of rebels, inas
much a? they were young men and had
never held an office of any kind. The
specification covering the cases of men
who has previously held offices and
taken an oath to support the Constitu
tion of the United Stxte was of snch a
character tlurt it released the rank and
file of the men who erved in the Rebel
army and aimed to hold the ringleaders
and chief spirits to some degree of ac
countability. Kven the were not
punished in any way except hy dis
qualifying them from holding office,
ami Congress was givem power to re
move e.-en that disability. Such was
the generous spirit of the jMiople in
adopt ng the fourteenth amendment
which ref ered the mass of Rebels a;
once, and held out the promise of par
don even to the ringleaders of the Re
b dlion if thev wouhlshow the slightest
signs of repentance.
Lawton is a man who comes within
the terms of the Fourteenth Amend
ment. Ind.fd. ills cae is peculiarly
aggravated, since he was educated at
West Point bv the flovemmen he aft
erwards sought to tics roy. Neverthe
less there has been a full opirtunity
for him to obtain pardon at aay tune.
Dur'ng Republican ascendancy it wa
the rule in Congress to grant complete
amnes'y to any rebel who would conde
scend to ask for it Tne mere applica
tion for pardon was deemed a suiticieat
sign of repentance. Lawtoa, Toombs.
Jacob Thompson and JetT Davis were of
the stripe of" rebels who wonld never
condescend to a-k to be made citizens
of tlfe United States. At any time
within ths last sixteen years Lawtu
could have been restored, by simply
making the request, but he took his
stand with Toombs, Jeff Davis, and the
other unrepentant rebels who would
never condescend to ask a removal of
their disabilities. And now comes a
Democratic Administration declaring
this man is eligible to one of the high
est offices in the Government, and that
the provision of the Fourteenth Amend
ment which applies to his case is utter
ly void and will not be respected! Chi
Hints ItrCrdInr th Llt Stjt !
V..rItI- la Dre.
strvt wear, are in gayer colors than
tiiev have l.vn in two years.
I There is an increasing fancy for all
kinds of militarr hraidiagi
Sura 1 -lace C another new fabric in
... , " . . . ..
ireonne .icrey mi w
form a soft pliable fabne. re-embling
on the faee the tricotine and Jersey
dk comes in plain and
figure I stvlcs. and it is to
be ae m
Kmbro.derv is used more than ever
on tine dre-s.-. the lonleriugs having ,
bt.en nqdacetl by detached ligttre. M.at- ,
letvd oer the surface. j
The frise and tuftnl patterns are seen
in tv. .f.li.r. tr..rhilc .& tv.lt . s 111 .ills
! Handsome black laces will be Used x
trimming for silks and satins.
,:n'; .1'..' ... ..... ,1, 1
shoulder seauii are chort, the top of tlie
s!eexe being fitted over the shoulder
and sowed in with a shght fullness at
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' !!.. L' :. - .1. .,.:.i ,1 .....1.. .i
nlain. round skirts, and the ...ilv ir.tn-
im u- is ; 111.-1.1111U iriniLuut (....tin
is a tmv edge of tine
plaiting seen icasioualIy.
( hetiille fringe will 1h
Us. ..I for nlain
and brocaded velvet and Velveteen
Handkerchiefs and scarf trimmings
arranged so as to give the effect of the
(iothie points, will be exclusively Used
tin riund hats and bonnets for ordinary
nnr wear in slimmer
Tin- high baud with a narrow r'm of
.... . . ....v.. ........ ...,..., RIIIM.II .is
.1 ii? 11 .rn -.
l.i.i. 1.1 I..... 1. .r.ll'.r- ..I. twit t-..tf..... ..
ine oincer s coiiar. still retains u, a-
condancy, an additional feature appear-
ing in a crescent or a buckle of brilliants
ii.ed ti f.'infeii ttn- lifitiit ti wliT.-li is -it.
........... ...... .......a.............. ...
incited, on one side, a sni
.ill "Tout) of
loops, which turn toward
rather than down towar I the waist.
Daisies and orchids in floral trim
mings are in favor.
Velvet bodices are more worn than
silk or brocade.
Moves are comparative!' short for
evcrvdav wear. Tan.witu st.fched ba-U
are 'mo-'t worn. Dogskin gloves :in.
"ood for fotiiinun wear.
New parasols an; square in shape,
gay in color and are trimmed with a
profusion of lace. Round paras vis will
lie worn to very little extent this sntn
mer. The han lies are all made of ex
quisite wood and are very fanciful in
Tne waterfall backs for light mat-rials
are now arrange 1 in three divisions, or
Iloimcc-i. and are quite graceful.
Keadcd lace bodices, with skirts of
soft silk or satin, are among the be-t
worn of ordinary evening gowns.
Vicuna and velvet are a favorite
A pietty dress .shows a green velvet
bodice and train over a licellc lace
skirt, tied with tassels of pe.irls at in
tervals. A llight of b'rds tin one side of a ball
dress is a favorite mode of trimming.
The favorite party or bridemaid dress
for little girls is the pretty (iretehcu
tostuine. with a full round skirt of
embroidery or lace fr.lls. a low-necked,
round waist of silk worn over a half
low roun 1 waist of muslin, or a high
guimpc. trimmed with a full ruche
around the neck and with sash bow of
embroidered muslin in the back, giving
a bouffant affect. - llostou Itttdyct.
OVER 200 PER CENT. PROFIT. !
A SIkm String Ilrnlrr Wli IIiim Not Com
plain of the llitr.l Titnr.
As the. crowd of passengers on the
early morning trains conn surging
down Park row from the City Hall ele
vated station, the familiar cry of the
street-venders scattered along at short
intervals attracts very little attention.
An old man with a voice which dies
away in a sad cadence, singiotit: Tin"
leather shoe-springs, five cents a pair."
H- has stood there for years, and of
fered for sale nothing but long leather
shoe-stringJ. He pays a license to ped
dle on the streets, and has a right to se
lect his locality.
How is the shoe-string business
now?" asked a New York Mail and Ex
press reporter of the old man.
"Not so good as it was ten years ago.
Too many buttons and elastic-fastened
shoes are made nowadays. Pour peo
ple are getting high-toned and wvar
button-shoes. Times are naid to be
ha:d. sir. but I manage to live well and
support my family."
Then you mut sell a great many
f fairs of shoe-strings a day and make
Well, no: I don't sell so many, but
my profit arc large. I buv the strings
by the wholesale, and make over two
hundred per cent, on them. I don't
have to pay any clerk hire, gas bill or
rent; everything is clean, clear profit
Some rainy days I don't sell any, but
on fair days I make up generally. Sat
urday affernoon is my big business
time. All the laboring people are paid
off then, and a pood many wear com
mon shoes that tie. Fasing along they
are attracted by the length, quality,
cheapness and ."superior smcllrng od I
liavc on my strings. The oil has a
great deal "to do with the salr of
strings. When I first started in btisi
essi tifteea years ago I lost a great
many customers by using bad-smelling
oil. The oil wa tine, but that dida t
matter; the smell had all to do with the
sale. We get so after several years
thai we know oar regular customers,
and our ambition is to add more to
ti.em. and at the same time catch tho
irans.ents- This business, lik
U:!i,.r,h;fr;nr-i fire rMits natr ' 'M
. -..-.... . ... - -. , .
I he mechanically uttcre.1 to a crowd
pa-sing. .V. -J". Joif and Express.
Mrs- Slimdiet "Yon seem to know
everything about hor-es. Won't you
explain to me how you tell a horse's
Thin Boarder "Certainlv. By tne
"Oh, yes. I had heard of that, but
I had forgotten it. Can the ages of all
animals be known in tbeaxae way?"
Yes. I can tell a chicken's as or
the teeth." " '
"A chicken has no teeth.1
".N'o, but I bare." fcZodWrJkMi GsL
Combination dresses of plaid and In the fibrics one new design is rarj Use a quart of coal Ur to half
cahmere are invanablv made up with ticularlr remarkible. an I that is a 1 barrel of water stirred up well, ami
pi diedsk.rts. the plaid. of course, form- jri, of art.-Je!! blended birds' j sprinkle the water erihe 1 loors ofthj
1 ' ' 1 .. .- . uir-nnrtn. niftt 1 coop- or against the side, ami it win
. in? t " t , t ' WIBS: m 1 '? lrnat ng with 1
1 v. nimii.i -x uiwus " --- . ...... , .. ....... w. ..- , , fr-.tr, fiirinsr.
The full, ungored. tucked skirt with ?'". I"'"' ' " -, " , V V ' l '- t" rtws.
a round wai-st "enhanced bv prettv belt hd shoulder or s.de of the throat with
trimmings of ribbons s...: LHUn- ..r . :i t,n" xtW ,'AlcU thl',n l"'h to the- 1 "' -T t.inf. it U U'.ter l
trimmings oi rit)ioiis wtv, Ik tic. - r , . - WJt,h tht. ,ja.in,., r,t )0 nol n.u
girdles fxs'eneti with handsome buckles, j ".P.01 l"' 00111... 1 u in. 10 un. "nj" .. . . .)-,. !,. m1j,
will be 1 favorite st!ef.,r ..o,.r,,,, t with a second lwvv atid drop thtuu on to M,-M 'MMn n " wu mk' ' .
will be a Mtoriti s.Ui tor .i.ttrnoon hip with a dtis ,-r of 1,.. wh out of thL. and riae throngh hot
dresses of uiul.ti. loiilar.l. stmim-r im S 1 ' 1 ..i . 1. "Water shike ,nt vvrl! rdwr wminiiir
i. t- i. .. -. . . . .rr iilmifeil Wiiitw l.lttlrt t lit t - (if lleirri- t " -H . SliaKt O J. UCJI uliff nHLini.
silk, aim Mi an wmie iii!iieri.'iis i.tr e!i.
I other rehires energy ami patience, I tIoQ b ,im , - -,
; stand ten hours often vrrthou se hng a 4 it ncwb quite anew. This mar
angle pa r. W hv did I adopt his busi- donc b fe. . JJJ
, nessr i was a oowexy raercnani ior pU. and fc - - .
years and failed, i court do nouing ground sotbot "the tons of the,hUs
eise anu unueo inio mis. -r
' Th No-ltl- Which IM.tlnrnUh lh
, Hie w;ngs are in many color-, but har-
monte p-rfectly, are soft in tone and
' arranged one above the other, partially
A black and white strijH-d material,
! wr evening wear, has alternate .strips
iif black satiu and white satin-e.lgctt
... n.,- . 11 t, J,u.
galll" IILIUIU. 1 UJS iS Jiji;tl.4n. v. lill.-
ing with lace, satin and gaue.
ly worn at present not only hi mourn-
ing, but for smart occasion, enlneuel
i.i.ic aatt t.iui. n aim i.uv .tiv lu-.h-
..!... 1 1.1 .. .....1 ...i.;, . -.. .....
, by touch-s of JH)pp
el velvet or
White lace on black, which has Uen
out of fashion for some year, is now
s.-en again, ami well it look, when
i gracefully arr.ing.Mt. v lien lro nrw
i tolerably deep tloiinco they are sU(n
! l"' J,m' l lo !or' a mc' "" ".ot
cut. and are carried up to inert the
- . - lt I
i IM kmicc, nn ai ie-u,ar -
J lncv f y --tr.p-" ot black velvet
' ah.ut nine inches wide fall down from
looks as if the lace was pss.d in and
, . ,., .
fhe bodice and
tra:n would be of velvet, or if nf satin
then tho stripes would correspond.!
i 1'ati iM v 'opjsa wen arningcu uius.
. 1 . 1 t .. 11 .. 1 .1 ..
.,. I ,1...
11,..,.. ' .... .. ..,..1 ,. 1,
1 he elbow s.ecvc and chemisette of j
,,..,. , , .... . ... f
tlelieatu rrench hue. worn with a low 1
, . , , . 1 : . 1 1 .
velvet immIicc. an fashionable fort
. ... f I
dinner pirtie. A prettv wav of em-.
... I . I .. I
Ixdlishing it i
to fasten three narrow
black velvet rih!ou
or thrvo rou f
. P.....' ,.r enr!e,J ntrtel. li.. sit..Iim..,
' liik,:), tm" VI:l''' f i'"'
.r.r.ls,k .-... - .. . .. ...-- sr...., , .... w.
'fhe trade 111 colontl crepe ha long
, III t 4
1 lieen shicL -in. I sier.l Ik.'u ur. it trt.li-
' - : : " '
aretrvmg in revive .Manv pep;
'Uicmler the b.tll gowns of iit.inv
I years ago, th.it wen- considered
lo.eiy, eoinposcu 01 cr.ipe 01 tne .soti.-si
' sl,:i,l,"i- , l u'" adapted for draping
i ... .
owr lace or an r.ch material One or
to continues have just been ordered ot
white crcpu over satin, with louijucti
of ostrich plumes tied with white velvet,
and finished off at the ends with large
pearl balls. Rodice and train of satin.
f w,th -. Here is an idea for a future
Miuiiner ball gown. civet riblK.n is
i lr,'l,,.v UM-t! nou'- :iml un lulUi ',k,r1, n
well as heavier ones.
Many ball dresses of tulle have bands
of four-inch to five-inch velvet run
round at equal disfince from the edge.
The velvet is the same color as the
skirt, and the low bodice, wth pointed
has pie, is aNo of velvet. Flowers or
feathers are fre piently put into loops of
velvet ribbon, in a darker shade, or lied
with them. For the present, ball skirts
ot snowy white, primrose yellow or
palest gray are trimmed with shaded
Neapolitan violets, fastened among the
flounces or bonillonccs, either across
the front or down one side, connected
by straps of dark violet velvet. The
end of the velvet are tinished off with
a small bunch of the flowers.
.Some evening skirts have six or seven
silk llouncos tip to the waist, with
pmked out edges, and lace llonnees an
inch or two narrower laid over them.
There is an extra tlotiuce at the back to
gve a full appearance below the wan',
fhe 1. .dices are Usually round waiste 1.
or with Swiss pointed bands, and the
skirts touch the ground. Uthcrs have
three flounces from the left hip. drawn
across the front in a slanting direction,
and finished otf with Ihiws of dillercnt
colored velvet, the back le.ng arranged
with fullness or long phuts. A. J.
Which nrr i:.rntll
Few things add more to the plea-tire
of a thoroughly good cook than to have
a full supply of kitchen herbs rend to
hand. A little of one thing or another
in this line often make, nil the difference
between a successful dish and one of
mediocre quality. Every garden should
have a few, and where they are want
ing should be looked after at lhi
Perhaps the most useful is parsley.
That hat to- ! raised from seed, al-
fl.M.rrl. if tl.j. Ilr.tv..-.k.. I t'tt f. r.. .Ml? ..1?.,. I
",w"r. "'" '-'"" -- ...,.. -
they come up in the .summer, tho same J
i.lants rnav le prolonged several sra-,
sons. It .Iocs not go to eed. however. I
the tirst K'von of -.owing so that if it I
i mwn ..nrlvaml .-U strong --fnr
.....II.. ..1 1 ..d.kat. ..- l....l ..a. ...!--- --,--- - --- v
t m k . 1 &.k m k a d t m -K.m m nil' va ii iui k mm.i
summer conies we can git a pretty good I ,nr; n ""'. u ; M wn -pr--supply
of leaves the i,rst -civin. The f -" h.'; iu nfc?,,(J "l" kr,'i thliig
itceds, however, take several weeks u K '' -Vrt hc J,ai1 "ol "lj "
" ". --v. M
germinate, and should b..-put In as early
as possible Another herb of great J
s.-rvice to the bet cooks L the leek, a
kind of onion which i no onion, as it
make all tops and little roots. It i not
so strong as th ordinary onion, and
gives a delicate flavor to certain oupsi
nnd sauces that nothing of the trilie
will do. Tlii ba aLso to b sown early
and on very rich ground. Hut, if pos
sible, the richnes should be given to
the ground the previous yrar. Fresh and
rank manure is unfavorable to good leek
Many make good ue in winter of
marjoram antl summer savory. Thee
are raised from eed sown at the usual
time in the spring. Sage and thvme
are p-rennials: but they require an oc
casional pruning or rcp'anting to get
them in the Lest condition. If left to
themselves they become woody, scalv
and somewhat barren of leave. If tlnrv
are cot entirely killed bv the severity ol
the winter. Tnyme can be kept in good
condition by being simply sheared down
to the gronnd or cu bark with a knife
every spring. ThU induces a goo.)
healthy growth, which is in excellent
omuaon ior xisc at anr t.mc Sa"e
aw birr.t-.- .tvr. .i, '. t-
,T- . ,c - .uuc J CCSC
TOOl ,eu x make 'ootl 'i!nts.
-rt. , .. . r!, lan. .
- -- w i-fc-. k uuiu urt:i on ftrn
occasions; but these art essential to
eTery good garden. ana. Stock and
' --- - '
The length of the wir ued In the
construction of the submarine cable.
no operation, ii computed to be
ten Time the distance from the earth to
the moon. The total length of the
cajle now used is 68.000 nailes. each
cable containing an average ol fortr
strands of wire, and making over
2.300,000 miles. Chicane Herall
It is said that ex-Senator Hill haa
sank at least one hundred thoeaaad
dollars la newspaper in Cobrad
v i , . !.-., ,-.. : . v.
HOME, FARM AND GARDEN.
The new roe an? tho ,HhnetU"
the Sunsot" ami "American Heauty."
f . Jkj;rylmTi ays that It I .ihnplr
nnROVmg t mtlee how much nioftf
j j,,, 0n man ctn get from a herd of
j cows than another. (ioo.linllVrri.it
f think, are hnr.u ntt nmde nn-l uh
you get un-v.u hail betfr k.-p k-r.
; Coffee mad witn dttiHd water w
' t.i .A 1 m..! im.,MMl mhi.
, .. .-.- mi" " r,..... ....j...." .--
1 It eems jiint tbx- mineral cafiHitir.! in
t c-uninen water ntidrr the tnualn of the
j cof) twrry mJhW. Imii the Jnig nil!
not disi!t in t!stdl.-l wntwr. t'Aicaujfo
- I'laiu Dark Cake- (ne and one-
i h-tif cimw 0 sttirir. tw txvinfu? of
m )lnr-. one cup of Uit'or. one-Waif
, ,-. of st.tir m'lfc. nt tratrwafnl of
I t,ula. two eggs, two and ou-haII ep
f u,r. a little of all kmd, M .pw..
currants and raWn T JkmMkoitl.
t1.M't !.-t .,r 1k.v ,ho4.i the bird.
.-..-.--y. w . ,- - - --- . .
TvHch lhtm lhfl, j, t, n: U IUI a
; lljnj n4 to ut Jm. f o( a p, ,. lntuk
0m. n.aM,n lho ttn 0 x,rmy ,l(
Inte cnrs l- that mi m'any of our b awti-
11I ttrt'v. itir! wW.ek lilrivei! M'ttriii.
' ,, lniiy,. i,n. i,.,..., tui.u ir astd hn.
uj),art:cd. ToUJa HLidt
. , ,- .. .... . . ....
1 m . i& nmr is. . a. & iftinm'iiir ."
I --...t. ... .- "TM ...-..- .-. -
., . . . . , , , , . . , ,.,
the rows shorn I ! t trat letttv-llvi
, , .. . , . -. ,
hkIs long. o that lrsti p .wrr mav i
. . ', . ' . rm
usti tt destrm lug even vvtunl a xm
. . - . ;, j , ,, . u
-i. If w.imtirs w.iil tlus itrfit-e i-.f tliao ill
th.it In raUlug straw bMr.t-- for tnarkwt.
. ' ... . . . ., ..
Kepi consiniiuv rii-nn mm iii'iffiv. ,m
. 'ry.. tllvll llting lip. TW.V Uuhl dry
I A..lf la. ...I I . .. T. k.. f-...!. IU Ut...
. . . . ' ' - .- , .-
MtlKKH, ailU If IJIKt-tl mUl IWfT V(M
wmu' un'u!'- a"'1 ,ro,,u wpK
Never mi cohl or bftiUng water
... ...... t. .1... 1. .. . .ui..i. ......
, " - - -s......- .w- ...
I ' fdntt I urmtr.
, -.1Lk& .. fiti-r.tu-. rM t. fu. If.!.! Itt.
o A nice dth fr lr:t Y ttmdw br
soaking half a pint of tapioca in edd
wafer f.r two hours, liicn let it ImiR
genllv until It j.otti-11. idice canned
peaches antl put Into a pudding dub.
an 1 Hnr the tnpioen over them. link..
UMtll the tapioca is perhrliy tender;
serve with sugar and cream. Dried or
evaporated pea' hs may 1m tued for
this dish, antl; If they an proper!
cooked and softened it isnhuo.l a good
as when the canned fruit b uvil. -Y.
). KvfMIHJ 1'vtt.
- Old seed growers and -.eiM plautcfi
say That beet and onion need will jrw
up to lvv and seven year old. that cu
cumbers, melons and s jimthct inaLo
loss vine ar.tl fruit J-dtur front oh! . t
than new; that parsnip se.d should Im
used while frcfdi, that onion -.end
grown on clay o l Is heavier, and will
vegetate belter than that grown on light
soil; that good seed of the . pnh and
cucumber family are whito In-dde -thov-
that are da'k and rancid aro
worthies. .V. J. Mail.
Magic paper N ud to transfer fig
ures in embroidery or lmpr.vtoti of
leaves, 'fake Ian! oil or wt-ct oil. mil
to the consistency of ereirin with either
of the following paint Pruinu blue,
lamp black, vetietUn red or chromo
green, either of which ho dd be nibbrd
w tth a knife on a plate or fton-until
smooth. I"e rather thin Imt firm jHt-p-r;
then put on with a mkmv- and
fwlpeo.rn dry as con veil it; hiv le-
tween two tiewpap-r antl pr.s dry
by laving on books or a fiat wofghl
until the surplus oil ! absorbed, vvhou
it is r-sady for ue ilwtim (Jtotr.
Th rirrnrtid wll-l I'nlrr Into Clcul
llon f l-rnfll ..ii tif I'urm.
The writer met a farmer who declared
that fariiriig wa thw poonMt-pavlng
biisins in th4 world, and yet. in th.t
course of conversation, it turud out
that f.ventv-three year prviMi-)lr thU
man had arrived in one of the We'tern
State with .1 wjfc arid nouietbhig !
l han tn dollar, and gone to work on 11
farm. To-day. or rather nt th time ol
meeting, ho wa tiie own-ir of a fnrm !
one hundred and eighty ajre. worth,
with improvement', i-itty-five doiJ.-tr-nn
acre: in addition, h owno-1 oiut
gool stock, including a pure-bred bull
five good horc5, and a fair plant hi
. , ,
'-... " ji--m--h-'. -nKu ii
u,"l ':tc tl a ord. he cmld Jiot I
wo1rt" ,han f,tu,n wnd tloltar.
at lca. ,lU" tt" ,,a'1 "n ut itn'
JTCislon that he earned little or rioth-
I'..' ..-.,..... ', .
"; i ' . "" .7 ua"n,"' ""
drnself and his family, but had accu;
Iacd fifteen tbouanJ dolUrs, and yet.
1. I'll. Jja'J iWCUIllll-
b'-yond a certain shrewdness and gcM
Judgment, this man had no jp?cujil
ability, and rwrording to hl ovvn a.1
mi4Uia he had hid no special ad
vantages. Could hc hve done brtUsr
or a well in any oth rime f life? On
the other hand, we ham constantly
prewnt eases where in-n have tart
&l in with some capital in farm
ing and lot it all. or are worse
oft to-day than they wtc fitlrcn
years ago, while the caes urn legion
where, after a painful :rugg!e with for
tune, lasting ten. fifteen, or twenty
year, the farmer has snccamlI to the
temptation of ?Hing his farm for twtcn
what he pa.d for it, an 1 taking what
was left affr paving mortgage and .
debts, has made another mow rit
wartl to begin life anw nndrr. b-i us
hop, more favorable auspices. Hut U
it not a fart that, in m t of th'ju
rase, ihe VA'ttros of what t-iey call
ill luck are men who would sot hare
risen anvwher'- to a higher position
than that of ro-Tv IarrTs? Work
men thre are in abaadance carp-raters,
joiner, blacksmith. falcters
priatT. but how many are thfe who.
in addition to knowing lhdr trails,
have the addition! p-JitIcat5oas to
conduct a builn ox taeir own. or
j crcn to make compent foremen? s
I wiili farmer, how manv ttirre are co-
? . . . .- ,, ,.,
: pe'- s-aus ... - ...,
i Lmiuif of the farm, but hcking ia
- t .m ;
the good s-nse. the mdgroent. intelli-
grnce, and p-neral capacity to conduct
the busfne.s of farming succfsfully.
Such men manage to eke out a poor
living, antl on farm not worth mors
than ten to twenty dollars an acre th
ifl success is not 'quite so conpicii!,
but as the country grows aad their
neighborhood become settled ! 1
rises in value, thev feel out of Fce aa4
behind the rest ol the proion. and
a.s thr have nsrter aaaile a efbrt at
self-improTeaent, and obably are n-.
equal to tn task. fraap iac
thin? thev earn dok sell out tonl
ter nun nnd tmorw out l the wnjJ
Live Stock JmnfL .
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