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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE : SUNDAY' , MARCH 13 , 1887.-TWELVE PAGESL 11
HEARTHSTONE HAPPINESS ,
How to Make Homa a "Thinj of Joj and
Beauty Forever. "
HARMONIOUS HOUSEHOLD HINTS
Ilcro'n to the llntiy llraltliy Conver-
nation Having AnniscnicnCH as
well nn Work Honor'i I'ro-
per Hosting i'lucc.
A Mother to tier Ilauy.
To the Sweetest.
Mlit DIM rest.
The Trtipst ,
The Ile.st ;
To a voice that Is sweet as the bird's In the
To a cheek like the flush on the leaf of the
To a dear little tlp-tlltcdloveof a nose ;
To lips that him ! gathered thn glory of blonm
From crimson cm nations deep spiced with
To ojfs that are dark as the beauty of nleht ,
Yet tilled with star-splinters of nriowy IL'ht ;
To a smile that's as glad as the laughter of
When the \eil of tliu darkness Is slowlv with
To a heart but w hat symbol that Is not dlIno
Can I choose for the heartof my dear Valen
And what words can I frame that will do my
That will bear all my love , with a Io\er's fond
rest.To the Dearest ,
The Truest ,
The Best I
Mrs. Ueechor : "Let homo stand first
before all other things ! Xo mat
ter how high your ambition may
transcend its duties , no matter
how far your talents or your influence
may extend beyond its doors , before
everything else build up a true hoinol
lie not its slave ; bo its minister ! Let it
not be enough that it is swept and gar
nished , that its silver is brilliant , that its
food is delicious , but feed the love in it ,
feed the truth in it , feed thought and as
piration , feed all charity and gentleness
in it. Then from its walls snail come
forth tn ! ; true woman and the true man ,
whoMiall together rule and bless the
land. " Is tins an o\crwrought picture ?
Wo think not. What honor can bo
greater than lo found such a home ?
What dignity higher than to reistn its
undisputed honored mistress ? What is
the ability to speak from a public plat
form to large , intelligent audiences , or
the wisdom that may command a seat on
the judge's bench , compare to thai which
can insure and preside over : i iruo home.
that husband and children "rise and
call her blessed ? " To the guiding star ,
the ruling spirit in such u position is
higher honor than lo rule an empire.
Two Ways or "Kntertaltilnjr. "
Chicago Tribune : "Knlerlaining" has
como to bear a very different bignitica-
tion from what it was intended to have
In the beginning. Socially used , it brings
up the good t'ainjrs to cat , which the en
tertainers will spread before their guests ,
: isif the greatest pleasures the world c.in
nITord lie in what may bo put in their
stomachs. A very coed way of looking
nt it is that of a noted society woman ,
who says that people can buy their
lunches anywhere , but what the culli-
" vnted lady or gonllcman wants is mental
food. They want to o.xchango their ideas
for new ones ; they want to talk and
iiuigh. and to have their thoughts di-
'reeled into inaccustotned channels. The
woman who thinks she must pamper to
the appetites of her visitors in order to
please openly confess either that she has
no ability to entertain in any other way ,
or she thinks her guests' brains are on a
level with their stomachs. The same
lady gives the most charming parties ,
when all that she has for refreshment is
some nice sandwiches and a cup of hot
cofl'eo , and this is ottered without cere
mony , although in dainty cups and sau
cers and plates , with lino"napestry. .
There is a way , and a way , of doing
things , _
How to Ainu so Children.
While children are satisfied with artifi
cial means of amusements , the simplest
and most natural sources of pleasure are
often entirely neglected. For instance ,
- n child brings in a handful of liold
flowers ; the mother says : "What a litter
you are making with that rubbish ; let's
clear it all away and play with your
prclty doll. " Wnat a source of pleasure
nnd instruction might have been derived
from examining the different colors , the
diflbrent shades of the same color , and
the shape and texture of the buds and
I once saw a child take up a dead
Eplder.the ; mother said : "Horrid , nasty
creature ; throw it away ; never touch
those nasty things ; you may bo bitten
nnd hurt one of these days. " What an
opportunity was hero lost of tolling the
child a number of interesting and enter
taining particulars respecting thn eyes ,
the feeders , the thread spun by the web ,
etc. And afterward , what useful lessons
might have been given by asking Httlu
questions in order to lead the child to re
peat clearly the information it had re
ceived , and to accustom it to an accurate
method of expressing its ideas.
Something for tha Children ,
In these days of picture books , crayons ,
blocks , etc. , it would seem that the little
cues would not lack for variety. Hut even
these at times prove monotonous , and
one must resort to some other device. At
such times a blackboard is a source of in
terest and oftentimes amusement , and it
is not a littlu help in te.tchiug primary
iuitlunetic and geography. It is not
necessary for it to bo largo , and it will
cost but littio. Keep a box of colored
crayons as well as white , and do not de
prive the children of the pleasure of
drawing on the board , as well as writing
and ciphering. When small children become <
como wearied , it is just as well to release
them , or draw their minds oil' in sonic
other channel. Therefore , it is a good
plan to let each littio one have aslato anil
pencil , also a lead pencil and paper , ami
when they become wearied with othei
studies let them make tellers. Children
can not be taught the use of pen and pen
cil too carlv , and should bo allowed the
free use of them , OTCII at the risk ol
scribbling their books , for by their con
tinued use they learn to write easily ant ]
To a Vonni : Housekeeper.
One of the best rules over given by r
mother to a daughter just about to begir
housekeeping was : "Always see cTorj
part of your house from garret to collai
nt least once u day ; the servants get tc
know this , and consequently they never
throw thin jrs into corners , or leave untidj
closets. " This is especially good advici
concerning the kitchen. Make a point o :
opening pantry drawersJiftinR the wash
tub lids ; take a look into the rcfrlgeratoi
every morning , nnd see what a diltWenc *
it will make in the cook's neatness. J
good mistress can nlwajs manage to dt
this while she is giving the d.iy's order *
nnd in such a way as not to offend tin
girl's feelings ; for some and the bcsi
girls are very sensitive about bcini
watched , or ralhor at having Iheir ability
to keep a tidy kitchen doubted. At tin
same time , the knowledge that her mis
tress is more than likely to take a lee )
into the refrigerator at any time wil
greatly Influence the putting away o
provisions anil keeping the wastepai
Young Housekeeper * Hhoald Kn6\v
That soda will clean tarnished tin.
That vinegar and salt will clean coppo
That butter is the bust polish to put inti
That baking-sod put on a burn wil
take out the heat.
rtlllllMllll Mi I - . -v- . .
That n heated knlfo will cut hot bread
without making it sogzy.
That oil of cedar 1 AUTO death to ver
min which infest chambers.
That toilet sets and all chamber arti
cles "liould bo cleaned in cold water.
That white lead will camcnt broken
crockery , u 10 cent bottle lasling for
That a small paint brush should bo
used in cracks and crevices when dusting
That disease often lurks in a dirty dish
cloth , n greasy sink , an unclean teakettle
and a poorly ventilated oven.
That flannels should bo washed In hot
soap-suds , and rinsed In hot water con
taining soap enough to soften It a little.
That a carpet sweeper is invaluable in
a dining-room where small children cat.
b it should never bo used for general
That stiver should be washed with a
chamois skin , saturated with silver so.ip ,
each time after use , thus avoiding a gen
That winifows should never bo washed
while the sun shini-s upon them , as It is
impossible to polish thorn without leav
ing bluu streaks.
That preserving jars should be stood
on their lu-ads , for at least an hour after
sealing , when the liquor will esc.ipo if
the jar contains air.
That silk dresses should never bo
brushed with a wliiak broom , but should
bo carefully rubbed with a valvet mitten
kept for that purpose only.
A talent for conversation has an extra
ordinary value for common , every day
life. Any one who has this gift outers in
a social circle anywhere. How anyone's
face brightens at his entrance. How soon
ho sets all the littio wheels In motionen ,
couraging the resources , of tha reserved
nnd shy , subsiding the facile , and mak
ing everybody glad and hanpy.
To converse wull is not to engross the
ronvi-rxatiou. It is not to do all the
talking. It is not necessary to talk with
very gn-at brilliancy. A man may talk
with Mich surpassing power and splen
dor as to awe the rest of the company
" ; ito silence or oxcitu their envy , and so
irodueo a chill where his aim
hould bu to produce heat and
unshinc. Ho .should seek the art of
iiakingothers fool quite at honin with
lim. so that , no matter how gre.it may
10 his attainments or reputation , or how
mall may bo theirs , they find it insensi
bly just as natural and pleasant talking
o him as hearing him talk. The talent
'or conversation , indeed , more than any-
hiugolsu in lifo , requires tact and dK-
retion. It requires one to have more
aried knowledge , anil to have it at an
nstant and absolute disposal , so that ho
2:111 : talk just as much or just as littlu
s the occasion demands. It re-
nires the ability to pass ms'antly and
iih ease from Ihc playful lo tin1 serious ,
from books to men , and from the mere
jhrasu of eourte .y to the expression of
untimunt and passion.
OMAHA MUjiaMJIlY SUPPLIES.
The Vngot.it > ln World llnnsnoUoU for
Ornamentation Now Colors.
The bright sunny days have given to
he slreets of Omaha an intensely inter-
isting appcarancu. The architects and
artisans , the real estate men and team-
tors are busy. Excavations are buitig
: nado in every quarter for all kinds of
tructurcs , and the prospective increase
n Omaha's buildings this season aru
itch as to duter the new coiner and the
ildest inhabitant from venturing a guess
U tlio city's increase between now and
January , 1S33. 15ut the interest in the
development of Omaha really is not the
only spectacle that attracts the observ
ant eye amid the treat multitudes that
: hrong the streets. On Douglas , tar
iiam , Fifteenth , Sixteenth , and other
itreets multitudes of ladles proiue-
lade , shopping or laking o\cr-
jiso. Out of Ihc abundance of wealth
n the city , which is changing
lands they arc sure , as a general rule , of
a liberal provision to lit them out in tint
prevailing styles of the season. The full
ino of spring fashions luu not
yet arrived , hut in tlio many
millinery establishments of the city
sufficient has arrived and boon
earned to give an idea of the elegance
and splendor of the headwear which will
bo scon on the streets during the spring
and summer. The stvles , trimmings and
colors will be now. The names of the
colors to bo in voguu are novel , and their
combinations and shades will be dolt-
calo and decidedly pretty. The colors
will bo bonyale.lloxino , azalee , ccndrillon ,
anemone , c.imelia , aubusson , Sue./ ,
parme , ribcs , Charles X , silenc ,
heliotrope , hanoi , vietix rose , scao'in ,
uucaliptus , cobea and scvres.
There will b ° an almost total absence
of bird decoration and trimming , but
aigrotlcs , paradise plumes with flowur.s
nnd pon-pons will bo tlio prevailing
stylo. Thesis are natural sized apricots ,
phablo to the touch in bunches , wild red
roses and thnir green leaves , viojets ,
lilax in sprays , cowslips , crocuses , daisies
and roses , largo snow balls , geraneum
blossoms , chrysanthemums , trailing
arbutus , yellow butler cups and nearly
all sorts of flowers in branches , and
largo tips and plumes will be used liber
ally for trimming. Green will b a very
popular color , as will also bo lavender
and heliotrope. The colors aru from
the lightest possible tint , increasing in
depth to almost complete black. The
now stylus of bonnets. of
course are numerous , the "Dandy , "
rounded like u lloruan soldier's
helmet , at the back and made
to tit the head neatly at the sides ; the
"Aurora , " wilh a fancy rim , though of a
general Quaker and domuru like appear
ance , the "Arion" depressed in the
crown , the "Elite1' elevated in the back
trimmed witli ribbons , grasses and flow
ers , and others. The hats are jaunty
and decidedly quiet to suit all tastes.
Soma arc extravagantly largo , especially
the "llossolla , " which sweeps an ample
circumference around the wearer's head ,
and \a \ dented in a graceful wnv. The
misses' "Meteor" is a broad-brimmed
pyramid , the "Dagmar" a rolled brim ,
high crowned affair ; the "Denmark , " a
brown plaited , colored satin crown , with
an open basket straw brim ; the "Genoa , "
a flower pot invention , such as excites
serious reflection , when seen at the opera
house. Omaha milliners declare that the
hat is not intended for the. theatre or
church. This is the position taken now
by society generally in the east. The bon
net is o.s essential to full dress in a lady
as the silk tile to a gentleman. The
loading styles will be in tlio mixed
straw and plain braid combined ,
though some prefer the plain Milan , as
beinir the more quiet in appearance. Op
posed to these latter is the fancy pouu ,
which gives a great amount of shade ,
droops on ono side , and tips up on the
other and will bo the tiling for pic-nics
and out door exercise.
Fancy gauzes of all kinds will bo used
in trimming , polka dot , plaidcd and
striped. Crepe of every variety will bu
a part of the adornment , plaid silks in
termingled with gauze stripes and
squares , will tdilno resplendent from
thousands of haU and bonnets on
Omaha's streets in a few weeks. Ribbons
bens will take the lead , as many as six
difl'eroni kinds being used In trimming
ono hat. Metal and pearl ornaments of
an infinite variety will bo uliU/.ed. Amber
pins wilh largo iridescent heads of all
colors and crooks and amber .pins and
numerous prclty and attractive novelties
will be used. As Raid , tbn absence ol
dead birds will bo a decidedly noticeable
faaturo , but everything that flower. 01
fruit or gross or grain can afford will be
drawn upon with the mynadi of colors anil
shadings made possible by art and nature ,
Omaha will have a moro than usual as
sortment of fashionable head ware in iU
stores this spring.
SOME CHARACTERS OF OMAHA
A Galaxy of Stars Witli Eccentric Or
WHO AND WHAT THEY ARE
Their Peculiarities Spicy Anecdotes
" Jack"-Tho " "
"Whisky - "JcilKc"
"Undo John" A Man
Foml or Chickens.
There arc a number of characters in
Unmhii who would make fitting subjects
for tlio descriptive powers of a Dickens
or Thackury. If either of these gentle
men were alive to embalm them with
a preparation of printers ink , the result
would bo a curious , and lo lovers of the
eccentric , a Gratifying one.
The scope of this article will be to take
a few of these characters , and to outline
them as brictly , and at the same time , as
accurately as po siblo.
"niK IX-MAYOU : or MKMrnis. "
"That litHe Irishman over there was for
a lew hours mayor of Memphis , Tennessee -
see , " said a gentleman the other day ,
pointing to a man who was just coming
out of a Tenth street saloon.
The individual pointed out was a littio
thickset man. with the typical feature * of
a son of Krin. He was jolly , happy-
go-lucky looking sort of a fellow ,
with a countenance which even a pair of
blear-eyes could not prevent from being
comically attractive , lie has quite u
Shortly after the war , John D.iilcy for
that's the ex-mayor's name was a resi
dent of Memphis. Tenn. He was driving
a dray , or doing something of that sort.
It was through a city election which oc
curred that ho got his name. The repub
licans , it boomed , put up as a candidate
for mayor , a man highly obnoxious totlio
southern element. Ho was a "carpet-
banger. " The democrats to show their
contempt for the republican nomination ,
"put up'1 a scheme to down the carpet-
bagcer in a most humiliating manner.
To show the republicans that they could
down their man with : inv nami : at the
head of the democratic ticket , the demo
crats nominated John Dailcy.the ignorant
drayman , to bo mavor of Memphis. And
ho defeated the high-toned carpet-bagger
by a rousing majority. For twenty-four
hours ho remained 'in the position , and
then aceopteil a bribe to resign anil leave
town He is said lo have received $500
in cash , besides a new dray and pair of
mules for making himself scarce the day
after his election.
UK LWAN'K A. HALF OALI.ON.
"Whisky Jack" is another character.
Hvor.ybody about town knows him. Ho
is an every day -ight on the Wabasli cor
ner , or thorea-faouts. Take "Jack" from
Omaha and you would create an aching
void in the heart of every policeman in
this city. For the boys in bluu have
nearly .ill had more or less experience
"Whisky Jack" is his nickname Owen
Connelly Ins right one. How did hu get
the name ? The legend and the writer
will not \oucli for its accuracy is this. '
One day , years ago , when Owen was
sprycr than ho is now , he was accosted on
the street by a man who know well his
ubility to punish whisky. He was asked :
"Jack , how much whisky can you
drink at once4"
"More than any man in Omaha. "
"How much U that ? "
"Half A gallon. "
"Vou can't do it. "
"I can. "
"I'll bet you f 10 that you can't and I'll
pay for the whisky if you do. "
The wager was promptly accepted and
the money put up. Connelly won the
wager ana the nickname hisky Jack. "
Jack has reformed many , many times.
One pledge ho kept for more than a year.
Then ho toll. To-day ho downs whiskey
with as much alacrity , if not in as large
quantities , as years ago. Ho has two
boys , twelve and sixteen years of age.
both of whom arc said to be well fitted
to succeed to their father's title and
An article on the characters of Omaha
would be incomplete without a reference
to the gentleman whoso name heads this
paragr.iph. The reference need only bo
short , for the "jedge" is pretty well
known hero and hereabouts. Julius is a
dandy , and no mistake at least in the
matter of gilt-edged call. His thirst for
notoriety occasionally makes him the
victim of practical jokes , more or less
severe , at the hands of ' 'the boys. "
Hern is the latest :
Cooley received last week a bogus in-
vjt.ition from a group of waggish indi
viduals who signed themselves ' 'The
Committee , " requesting him to deliver a
speech at the big K. of L. ball which oc
curred at the exposition building Tues
day night. Cooley was all a-llutter.
Accept it Why , as Hilly Emerson says ,
"Wo should smoke n snow-ball that ho
would. " Ho prepared a tlowery address
and donning his Prince Albert , hied him
self to the ball.
"Whattimnaml expected to deliver
his address1 ho inquired of the first
ndividual ho met at the door.
"Dunno , " was the brief and rather
uncourteous reply. Cooley suavely in-
vuired of other individuals , but none ot
them pcemed to know anything as to
when he was to speak. Ho might per
haps have then roali/ed that ho had been
ho victim of a "gag" had he
not rim across Judge S ten berg
Ho spoke to the judge about
the speech and the latter , who
"smolled a rat. " advised him solnmly to
go ahead and deliver n good address to
thn laboring men of Omaha. ' 'It'll make
you solid forever with the working
classes , " commented Judge Stonburg.
Cooley agreed with him. It was half
past one o'clock in the morning when ho
plucked up courage enough to jump on a
chair and commence his harangue. Ho
was promptly hissed down and left in
disgust. The Knights of Labor will
probably have to do without his services
as an orator at any balls which they may
hold in the future.
is a negro. It is hardly necessary to say
that ho is also an embe Ier of chickens.
In fact , ho secured his nickname through
his tendency to make nocturnal , friendly
visits to the different hen-roosts in the
neighborho9d in which ho happens to reside -
side , from time to time. Ho has been ar
rested times without number for various
ollonsesof theft. Ho invariably puts on
a long face , and makes a plea to the po
lice judge something like this : "I am in
nocent , sah , an' its a d outrage dat I
should bo arrested , sah ! I nobhah stele
dis ycr man's chickens , sah. Mo steal
chickens ! Mo ! No , sah ! Wet much ! "
The jndgo generally withstands this plea
of eloquence , and "Chicken Jim" goes
"over the hill , " to the county jail.
"UNCLE JOHN" STANTOX
is an Omaha character who can claim
recognition from every old settler , and a
good many now ones. Ho is an old ,
broken down gambler who for forty years
or moro has been engaged in wooing the
liclo Goddess. Kvery city west of the
Mississippi , almost , has been his , homo ,
though for a good many years ho has
lived and gambled in Omaha. Ho has
been a successful gamester in his day ,
keen , wideawake and up to all the tricks
ot his trado. Fifteen years ago , or more
than a decade since ho is now about sixty
years old no gambler in Omaha could
play a bettor game of "stud" or buck a
faro'bank moro successfully than "Uncle
John. " As the gamblers say , ho could
fairly make a pack of c.irds , talk am !
oven at the present time , with his age ,
dimmed eyes and his hands paKied froru
the effects of early dissipation , he Is able
to handle the pasteboards with something
ofhisoldtimo skill. The "boys" look
up to and respect "Uncle John" for
what he was. regarding him
somewhat in the light of a patriarch.
His thirst for liquor they arc always
ready to allay with sundry contributions
of dimes , quarters and halves , which the
old man promises to ropav to-morrow.
Of course ho never does it. And "tho
boys" never expect him to. In fact , for
the past few years Uncle John has been
supported by the younger members of his
profession , who willingly meet the assess-
menu made upon them , Of late ho has
been sojourning at the poor farm. Hero
lie will probably remain until death ends
his checkered career.
His picture ? It is very easily drawn.
Imagine a face purpled and furrowed
with disease and dissipation , with a long
nose which has a small garden of whis
key blossoms on it , and eyes which blur
red and glazed , are always roving rest
lessly from ceiling to floor ; a body bent
almost to the degree of deformity ; clothes
which are shabby and tattered ; a heavy
hlokory walking stick loin these ele
ments together , and you will have a faith
ful picture of "Unclo John" Stanton.
The Omaha public has been made so
well acquainted with this gentleman
through the local press that it is not nec
essary to say much about him. For
years ho has been a walking synonvm
for the word "procrastination. " For
years his building on the corner of Four-
leenlh and Harney directs has been a
cause of endless profanity amone the
people in the neighborhood , and circled
with brick-piles , stone-heaps and mortar-
beds , n souico of continual
annoyance to the board of public works.
But now the big six-story structure has
almost completed its growth , attained
during a period of fifteen years. And
what is more , Tom Murray can soon
claim the rijrht of being enrolled among
the public spirited men of Omaha.
HONEV FOIl THn LiADIHS.
The call to arms "John , take the baby. "
The most fashionable fabrics for spring
wear will bu of cotton.
Ancels of mlduUht may bo horrible look-
hu till n us In curl papers In the morning.
Jewelled hoop earrings have returned to
favor. Bandos are sold of corresponding de-
"Jane , do you like ilsliV" "No. " "What
are > on coin ; : to fast on then. " "Pio and
A news Item states that a Now York man
recently eloped with hismothur-iu-law. Well ,
ho deserved It
A sentimental writer thinks that lips don't
ripen nowadays. That may be , but green
lius are pretty trood.
A Itoeklnnd , III.man advertised for a wife
recently and pot so mnny answers that ho
took to the woods in alarm.
An Ohio man and his wife have not ex
changed a word tor twenty-live jears. The
woman has done all the talking.
The skirts of almost nil walklmc dresses
are made nnite , plain , or with a very narrow
pleating set underneath the CUe.
"Man proposes. but1' Upon thinking It
over we don't believe he proposes half so
often as the girls would like him to.
Chlstian at Work : "The wedding was
strictly private , owing to the bridegroom
being still In mourning for his tirst wlto. " .
The woman whoso favorite hymn Is ' 'I
would not Iho always" has spoilt S'-WO for
patent medicines during the past ten years.
No matter how uooil natureJ a young | lady
may by hur gentletnim friend1 * can look for a
tkt-r.ud when she determines to make a silk
It Is said that during the recent earthquake
In Nice the bi'ds In the .hotels there for the
first tlmo In many years , received a thorough
The fresh Importation of French white
: oilets , embioldcred and luce-trimmed , are
narvels of 1'ailslau skill , art and matchless
"My daughter,1' exclaimed a fashionable
mother , "is Innocence lt elf. You can't
say anything In hur presence that will nuke
ipr blush. "
'Well , but If you can't bear herluhat
made sou propose1 "Well , we had dincvd
three dances and I couldn't think of any
thing else to say. "
The Judge says that "a Valentino means
croat deal to ithe widow. " It will In six
months mean a mighty sight moro to the
man who sends it.
There is a , pleasure In reaching after
higher things , " said Johnnie , as ho put a box
on a chair lo reach the top shelf where the
best preserves were Kept ,
An eastern woman Is lecturine on the
subject "What Tires Us. " She talks and
talks , and the audience ituesses what it is be
fore she gets through talking.
The burglar' ' doesn't generally prowl
around In a tobasgau suit , but when he de
parts hastily through a window ho some
times wean a sash for a couple of blocks.
The little brother who persists In hanging
aiound the parlor when his big sister Is en
tertaining her best young man Is committing
a heinous otTense. It Is detUuco of the court.
She Your little wife made that cake with
her own dear little hands 1
Ho Well. now. if my little wife will eat
that cake with her own dear little mouth I
will be satlsiied.
An Indiana woman eloped three times.
Each time her husband forgave her , and now
she has only to threaten to leave again and
the new bonnet she wants is always forth
Not wisely , but too well. "What's homo
rule , John , " asked his wife at tea , "that the
papers talk of so ? " John looked as sad as
could be and groaned in utter misery , "I
wish I didn't know. "
"Why does that young man clasp that
young lady so closely ? ' asked Miss Clara of
youni ; Ponsonby , as a couple passed them In
a giddy waltz. "It's one of the ways of the
whirled , I suppose , " responded 1'onsonby.
Miss Mary Well , judging from his appear
ance , 1 should say ho had a long life before
him. Dr. Hones Wron/ , quite wrong ; his
life Is not worth a six month's purchase.
Miss Mary Are you attending him , Dr.
A horrid eastern paper sarcastically ob
serves that t'.ie ' Chicago woman's weapon Is
bur mouth , but you never hear of her b ng
arrested for carrying a concealed weapon , II
can't be concealed.
Miss Jennie Gray has a farm of 100 acres In
Batttneau county , Dak. She works It suc
cessfully , and savs that she could work an
other if the plaguey men would stop botherIng -
Ing her with proposals of marriage.
The stltchlngs on the backs of the fashion
able four-button English gloves grow broader
and broader and the buttons constantly In
crease in size. The favorlto is a redlsii ma
hogany shade , with the stitchings ot black.
The general belief thai home Is a lonely
place without a mother we reckon Is why so
many nenly-tnarried young mothers aspire
to bo mothers. If there's anything killing tea
a woman It's being alone and not having
anything to talk to.
A fashion writer says that dresses are
to bo full this year. We prefer them full.
The Idea of a dress empty Is ridiculous In the
extreme. We should like to know what sat
isfaction It would be to a yonru man to bole
an empty dress on hU lap.
"A man has Insulted me , " exclaimed a
lady who had come to the ball In an extremely
decollete dress , "and 1 want ledrcss.V "Yoi
certainly do , " replied her brute of a husband
who didn't approve of his wife's taste n
drets. "Ite-dress would Improve several
ladies here. "
Grieved Clnra You pretend to love me
and ) et you will not tike me out sleigh-rid
Ing. as Charley Smith did Lucy Hooper las
nlcht. Hard up George ( not to be crushed
Well , you know , he borrowed the money o
me. That's the reason 1 could not ask you
A member of the London library IMelj
wanted to ( borrow Uider Haggard's storj
"Sho. " It was out at the time , but a tew
days after ho received a postal which ran
"Sho has come In and will bo keot for > oi
until the 6th. " Ills wife read tho'card. am
for a time there was a tragic air about the
Little visiles 'of plush are worn for after
noon calls and to the matinees , and at nigh
to the play. They are of a shape to mate !
the costume sometimes , but more general ! '
beat brown'which goes well with any cos
tume. Thuy reach only some two Inches
below the w Ut Hue behind , and hare sllti ; ,
sleet es. ,
"See here , Talbot , you told mo that Mis
Courtnevownvi ) this country > > eal ? " "N °
didn't , Joe. I said she owns a country seat. '
"Well , where 'Is the one she owns1' "
don't know ; 1 saw her carry It with her when
Genuine First-CI itment !
22O South 15th Steeet.
$250 TO $350
Will buy first class lots in Saunclers & Himobaugh's Highland Park. Only one-tenth cash
balance five or ten dollars monthly payments. For beauty of location this property cun't
be beat , and we ask investors to examine it before purchasing. 10 per cent discount to
those buying by the acre. We also have the following list to which the attention of the
public is invited :
Lots in Washington Square , from $1,800
, o $3,000 , city water in fronl of every lot.
Lots in Saunders & Hlmubaugh's Addi
tion to Walnut Hill , from 150 to f 1,000.
The Belt Line depot is within two blouks
of tliis addition.
Lots in Mt. Pleasant Addition , from
$3-)0 to $500. Ten per cent cash , balance
in raonlhly payments , $5 or f 10.
Lots in Saunders iV Himcbaughs High
land Park Addition , from $250 to $350.
One-tenth cash , balance in monthly pay
ments of $5 or ? 10.
Lots in Kllby Place. $900 to $2,330.
Lots on Saunders street , from $1,330 to
Lots on North 20th slrcct , from $2,000 ,
Lots in Hart's Addition , near Sacred
Heart Convent , for $1,000.
Myers , Richards & Tildcn's Addition ,
onu lot for $550 , one-third cash. Good
for three days only.
First class corner on Dodge street , now
renting for ? . ' ! ,000. Good for a few days
for $33,000. Terms easy.
44 feet on Farnam street , in business
portion , for $32,000 , or 22 feet for f 10,000 ,
On Douglas street-li feet , between 12th
and 13th streets , two buildings on same
for $35,000. A bargain.
A good corner on Douglas for $25,000.
44 feet on Farnam , well improved , for
Good lot on South 16th struct. Call for
Omaha Real Estate & Trust Co
she went to milk this mornlnsr.1' "Good
craciwis , Talhot , what are jou talking about1
"A milking stooll"
As the happy couple were leaving the
church the husb.uid said lo tlm partner of his
wedded life : "Marriage must seem a dread
ful thltiB lo you. Why , jou weie all of a
tretuhlo and one could hardly hear you say.
Mwlll. " ' "I shall have more courage and
say It louder next time , " returned the blush
Covert coats of light tan and mastic livery
cloth , and with the lapped seams , are con
stantly crowlii ! . ' In popularity. They are to
bo found ready-made in Ihu big dry toods ;
shops. The collars are very hleh and ninny
of them button across with a little strap of
the cloth ; most of them sincle breasted and
with three pocket * , ono of them high up on
the left breast.
There Is In London a tendency to Rive a
hint of the Greek simplicity and richness of
drapery In the newest costumes a result of
the Gicek plays and tableaux In which many
of the fashioiiablu women took part. Some
charming ones have been shown in white
and daffodil-yellow china crapes lhat skil
fully combine the beauties ot ancient and
A well-known society lady recently created
quite a sensation by appe.irlni ; at a reception
wearlne a gown of the most vivid scarlet ,
every detail of It. from head ornaments to
long niousquetairo gloves and Itoman san
dals , being ot the same brilliant hue. She
carried an Immense fan of Japanese red
ostrich tips , uiid her flowers were yellow
roses mingled with scarlet japonlcas. Her
ornaments wore cnrnels 01 ° rare worth.
A charming travelling costume worn by
one of the departures for Europe had a plain
skirt of dark electrlc-Dlue moire , draped wit I :
cashmere of the same shade ; the tight , round
waist had handkerchief fronts crossing over
a vest of the moire , and full wlooves g.Uhered
at the elbow to deep moire cuffs. The waist
was belted with watered ilbbon. The lone
coat , reaching to the hem of the skirt , was of
heavy blue camel's hair lined with brown fur
and the turban was of the same material
trimmed with fur.
Girls of twelve years wear checked or
striped wool dresses , with jacket waists ,
velvet waists ami revers covered with cord
passementerie. The skirt made over a
foundation that has a slight bustle has two
box pleats down the front , on which the
passementerie is eet The sides are plain
and the back has a swinging drapery. Pretty
house dres-.es of scarlet cashmere for young
girls have plain skirts , round waists , with leg-
o'-mutton sleeves and moire cuffs auda wide
scarlet sash ot moire.
A feature of the new Dead passementeries
is the use of open meshes In the midst of
otherwise solid designs. Points and long
leaves with one straight eJne are the newest
patterns In gimps. A great deal of metal
cord or gold bullion gimp Is shown for wool
dresses or coats , and there are cashmere-
colored bead trluimlnzs for silks and voUets ,
In dark , quiet colors that will not bo conspic
uous. For wool dresses are galleons and
pointed braids made of narrow plaited mo
hair braid in open designs in one color , or
two tones , or In contrast.
White gloves are becoming popular for
evening wear. Tan are now worn In the
twenty-button lengths only with the darker
shades of evcninr dresses. Palest primrose.
Iliac and mastic are the most popular , and de
spite the frequent announcement of elbow
gloves , well dressed women continue to wear
them up to tlio shoulder. To hold them In
place upon slim arms a littio plastic Is caught
to the Inside edge of the glove with a lew
invisible stitches. It Is best to add this even
when the arm Is plump , as It keens the glove
smooth and saves the injury that frequent
smoothing and pulling up causes.
When tice jlrolce Ilia Hando.
Washington Letter in New York
Herald : A brief chapter of unwritten
war history vvas related by Captain
Greene , of Charlottesvillc , Va. , to-day ,
as he with a group of ox-confederates
was studying the panorama of the buttle
of Hull Run. Said he : "It is a fact not
generally known that a serious accident
occurred to General llobert E. Leo the
morning after thu second battle of Hull
Ituu. General Lee and Stonewall Jack
son were seated on a fog near Sudloy
Springs when some confederate soldiers
who had crossed the ford imagined they
had struck Popo's whole army. They
instanllv became stampeded and rushed
pull-mull by thu two oflicers. General
loco's horse , old Traveler , broke away ,
and the general in his efforts to catch
him was thrown violently to the ground ,
breaking both his hands. General Leo
went to South .Mountain and Anlietam
in an ambulunoo , and traveled in this
manner tnrough the campaigns that fol
lowed , carrying his hands in a sling.
According to my best remembrance ho
never fully recovered from the injury. "
IVIUSlCAti AND DHAMATIC.
Emma Nevada did not take well In Flor
Ada Rohan used to teach school at Biidge-
port , Conn.
"UnldaLamai" Is the name of Lolla'a
Mine. lihoa makes her "first" American
faiuvvell April- .
Mine. Maierna Is now In Russia. She says
she will never revisit America.
" " Is the title
"Hjo-Emls-Us , very suggestive
of Frank Duinont's new burlesque.
Sol Smith Husscll savs he will retire per
manently from the stage January 1 , ibsS.
Louis James denies the report that he will
bo the leading support In the Booth-Barrett
Eben Phmpton's "Jack" company Is dis
banded. Ebon was at ono time a unu sup
port to the late Adelaide Neillson.
Alme. Cavallaul , the premiere dausouso.'is
a follower of Izaak Walton , and Inlands to
hold the rod again this summer over the
streams of England ,
Buffalo Blll.wlth his "Wild West"will prob
ably remain abroad lour or uvo jears. En
gland , Germany , France and probably
Italy will bo visited.
The receipts for the thirteen weeks of the
"Wild West" show at the Madison Square
garden In New York are placed at the high
tlcrnrp * nf 1KI ! MTH ° "
When the prince and princess ot Wales
are at a comedy play together he never
I.uuns heartily at a joke until ho has turned
to see If she enjoys It too.
G. Herbert Leonard of Hose Coghlan's sup
port has been promoted and now pUys
Joseph Surface In "School for Scandal" and
Beauscant in "Lady ot Lyons , "
A report Is current to the effect that
Henry E. DIxey will produce next season a
burlesque of "Faust , " which ho had specially
written tor himself while In London last
Frank McNIsh , who has a little minstrel
act that occupies him five or ten minutes a
nl''ht , has made money enough this season
to buy a farm and countiy huuso near Bliig-
hamplou , N. Y.
Whistling Is very much in demand In Bos
ton. A certain pietty girl who is said to
have "a charming mouth for whistling , " Is
making rather a good littlu Income whistling
for private parties.
Here Is a chance for Gotham' * long-shanked
corner boys : Two hundred men , each six
feet , and all clad In ateel armor , are to bu
ono of the features of Mr. Barrett's produc
tion of "Ittoiui" at Nibio's.
Pasha Day , who does the Impalement act ,
succeeded in impaling Mile. Tlllle at Cin
cinnati lust week with a big carvlng-icnife ,
which cut a frliditful t-ash In her left arm.
She pulled away from the knife and walked
Mr. Abbey and Madame 1'attl share the
profits of her present tour as follows : Shu
lakes the tint i i.030 , then he takes the next
51,000 , then they dtvidu the rest. Shu has
done well-In every town with the soli * excep
tion of Chicago.
Pattl and Bernlmrdt bctween'them carried
away SliK.OOO for their performances In
Mexico. The famous bull-lighter , It Is stated ,
will also rake In a handsome sum. Never
theless the financial drain doesn't appear to
effect the Land ot God and Liberty.
Edwin Booth has so far received this sea
son from Ijiwrenco Barrett for his work
1 ! > 8,000. Mr. Barrett will pay him S150uoo
before the season Is ended , and will yet him-
sulf make a good dual over 8100,000. His net
profits this season will probably roach 100,000.
Had the late Mrs. Henry Wood received
1 for eacli performance of "East hynnc , "
writes a correspondent to the Pall Mall Ga
zette , she would have received upwards of
SOoou. She never received a penny fioin the
adapters nor for the sale of her books In
EftiB Kllsler , It Is stated , will weir some
su | > erb coitumos In "Egypt. " She has always
regarded dress a secondary consideration in
dramatic portrayal ; but whore art and gor
geous raiment meet , she does not hesitate to
take advantage of the contact.
Adcllna Pattl will not have HavolII as
principal tenor In hercomlntr opera season.
He has telegraphed trom Milan , In relation
to Mr. Abbov's offer , "Impossible to come.
Am engaged for London. " It Is now proba
ble that Vlclnl will bo engaged for the 1'attl
season , as ho U understood to bo at liberty.
Lotta Is the richest American actress. She
owns the Park theater and the International
hotel In Bostop , worth S400.00J. She has
$ ! 0i.000 Invested In manufactories In Now
York : owns prooeity In Akron , Ohio ; Chicago
cage , Kansas City and San Kranclso , and Is
worth considerably over Sl.OOJ.OOO , which her
mother watches with a wary financial oyo.
Clark Hose , who died recently In Denver
aspd 4'J ' , had been In the circus business slnro
1873 , when be began with Dan Hlce. Ho
was privilege manager with Batcholler .t
Doris , John O'Brien and othsru , and in 15TJ
and ISSO was one of iho proprietors of Bojrd
it Peteis' ciicus and muiiaguile. IiilSS2l.o
was pnil owm-r ot Carroll it Hose's Great
Thorepoit that Mr. Joseph Ha worth will
play in "The Harbor Lights" next season la
now denied. Ills repertory Is announced to
Include "Hamlet " "Klclmrd " "
, HI. , "Tho
Marbln Heart" nnd "ItlchPllou "
, as well as
"Hoodman Blind , " with the possibility of
Mr. II. A. Jones' now play , "A Noble Vaga
Dilating upon tlipatio parties In New Yorkl
a writer in me London Telegraph affirms
that thu company generally ranges from fifty1
to two bundled in number , and that the pro-i
iMnmme consists of having dinner at Del- .
monico's with a costlv bouquet for each lady' '
matching the color ot her gown , a visit to a
play wheio all ladles sit in fiont under a
bower of real flowers with a whlsuorlng par t
ner on the back seat , a return to Delmonlco's
for supper and perhaps a dance afterward.
The laws of Michigan do not allow the
posting of certain kinds of show bills. Er < !
erything descriptive of murder Is especially
tabooed. There must be no upraised knives ,
or cocked guns. Even a picture of Virginias' '
In the tornm is forbidden. The law reads :
"No sivn , picture , painting or other repre
sentation of murder , assassination , tabbing ,
lighting or any personal violence , or of the
commission of any crime , shall bo posted ,
under penalty of fine or Imprisonment.
A marked revival of Interest In theatrical
fencing Is noted In Paris. Whenever a
tragedy Isenjoj Ing a run In the French capi
tal , the lobby will begin to till up as the time ,
approaches for the vllllau to meet the hero in !
deadly conflict at the sword , and by tha tliae
the ataga duel is well underway the standlBK
room is all taken by men who bold thelrj
overcoats on their arms and watch with the ;
most Intense Interest the fencing of the ae *
tors. This feature was especially notlceabw
during the long run of "Hamlet. ' ' t
It Is said of Xeke Chamberlain , tha vetena
doorkeeper who recently retired from the
eate of the New Vork Union Smiare theatrei
that lie could foretell the fate or a new pl r
by the number of return checks that failed to I
come back to him before thu last act ; ami
Louis Aldrlch relates that when "My Part- '
ner" was first acted , Xeko's verdict wav
unique , but correct , as It proved. The i" "
man si/"din > his bunch of checks just bet
the last act began. "It's a big hit , " be
"I'm bfovved if I lose a check. "
Cards are out for the wedding of John . .
Logan , Jr. , and Miss Andrews , at Youngs
town , Ohio , on March irt.
Business men who marry their type-writer' '
girls are apt to find that the young women'
are not so teady to submit to dictation after ,
the wedding. j
The Hov. Dr. Hcmphlll married nine cou- }
pies In thirty minutes the other day , aad' '
kissed all ihtt brides loo. Eighteen knots an
hour beats the best record yet.
Lulu Hurst , thu Georgle magnello girl , baa.
married Paul L. Atkinson , of Chattanooga.
When Lulu sajs : "Paul. I wish you would ,
split up some wood and build a lire , " Paul
will say "Yes'm. " i
' Our Mary" says "she will not marry
until she leaves the stage , and she will no
leave that until old ago compels her to cto'
so. " Now boys , spare your pennies , U !
nonsense to waste any moro bouquet *
A man ontwst has Just married bis eighth
wlte. It was Hannah Moore who said "raw-
rlaire Is like a cold bath : the ofteucr you take
It thn better you like it. " What a slat * eJ
bliss lids man must bo In.
A young man In one of the north count lee
of Dakota had an engagement lo marry dor-
Ini : the late bll/zard , thu homo of .the bride
being twenty mile * away. The roads'
blocKi-d so that ho could not go by any
voyance , but ho took snowshoes and made !
the trip on time , and Ills wife was proud 01
nls feat. j
A spice of surprise gave a flavor of romaneel
to thu marrlaeo of Miss Emnm N. Plereoa to
Burnett Y. Tiffany , the son of CliarleajU
Tliranv. the New York jeweler. The bcMed
a local beauty at Morrlstown , N. J. . li twee *
tyto > ears old and the daiwhter of a wldewi
without riches. It Is said lhat the only lift I
fany who know of the match was yr '
BuriKJlt Y. himself.
A Buffalo philosopher says he can Inrarla
bly tell a newly-married man when travelf
bp watching film give his wife a drink
waler on the train. If , after she takes h
little sip. huswallovvH what remains ia
glass with creat relish , then he's a ro
captive. If hu has been married lonz lie wIM
pour out thu water and get a fresh supply '
Mrs. B. ( who , though still young , has
three times married } "Oh , If 1 wer a BL
would make a name for my sol f" ' Tore (
is husband number three ) "Strike *
you've dunt * pretty well as U U. my
This is the third name you have made.
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