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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE : SUNDAY , OCTOBEB 10 , I8S7.-TWELVE PAGES. 0
IN IDE FEMININE DOMAIN.
Poebo Gouzins , the Accom-
pllabod United States Marshal.
FRED GRANT'S CHARMING WIFE.
Tract leal Glrln The Charm of Health
A Circle ofllcnutlcH A Mother's
Courage Homn Things
The Southern Girl.
Her dimpled checks are iiulo ,
Khe's u illy of thu vale ,
Not n rose.
In a muslin or a lawn
Shu Is fairer than the dawn
To her beaux.
Her lx > ots arc slim and neat ,
Bho Is warm al > out the feet ,
It Is said.
She nmputntcs her r's ,
IJut her eyes are llko the stars
On a balcony nt night ,
With a fleecy cloud of white
Hound her hair
Her grace , ah , who could paint ,
She would fascinate u saint ,
'Tin a matter of rrgrot ,
Shu's a bit nf n coquet
Whom I sing.
On her cruel path she goes
With u half n dozen beaux .
To her string.
Hut let all that pass by ,
And her maiden moments fly ,
When she marries , on my life.
She will ninUo the dearest wlfo
In the world.
I'nu.'llonl ( JlrlH.
From thu London Queen : Choice girls
nro those capable creatures who
luivo whtit the Americans cull "fre-
xilty" Unit in , eyes that see ; why , by
the way , all persons have not got , who
uroniot blind ; and bunds that can do
many things and till well. As daughters
in n iioiiHo whcro wealth is wanting and
u good appearance has to ho maintained
theMj girls uro simply Invaluable. They
paint flowers and birds and landscapes
on the plain deal furniture , and so make
it beautiful and artistic in the highest
sense. The wooden chimney board ,
rough-hewn wooden stools , tables ,
dours , wardrobes , sideboards , sofas
all things whore wood appears
are treated in the same way , so
that pieces of furniture of the simplest
and cheapest character are made of real
and intrinsic value by the decorative
faculty of our elovor daughters. Things
they cannot , paint they carve or em.
brouler. Those brackets are their
work , so are the curtains and the
cushions , the chair covers , the sofa
covers , the tablecloths , the furniture
generally. All have handsome em
broidery of line designs thrown upon
poor material , so that not only a good
effect is ( jot at small original cost , but
hero again a real and intrinsic money
value is given by the industry and
cleverness of our choice girls.
We have oven known of a yalanco
to the drawing room curtains so
deftly painted as to resemble the tapestry
of the hangings a remnant which ran
short that no one not yet into the
tieerot could possibly have told the dif
ference. An opera glass might have
found this out. Nothing short of this
could. Now , the application of this tal
ent is quite worth a year's salary as a
governess or a telegraphist , or indeed
us anything that an ordinary girl ear
do. The artistic power is not onougl
to enable our homo decorators to pain
pictures that will sellout it enable
them to save where they can not make
and to apare the parental pride as wel
Akin to these are those choice girl
who have learned the art mid mysterj
of cooking , so that they are able at i
pinch to take practical command of tin
kitchen when domestic disappointment
arise aS they do at times in the conn
try , with no professed cook on the job t <
bo hail , and triends at the railway
station oomo straight from a well up
pointed London house for a fortnight' !
visit. What is to bo dono'j1 Cook htu
suddenly struck her tents and inarched
away without the honors of war. Per
haps her mother was ill ; perhaps sh
had a quarrel with her lover , the gardener
donor or her fellow servant !
all round ; perhaps she hail
a whitlow on her finger or
pain in her temper no matter what th
cause , the result is the same. Cook hai
gone and those friends are coining h
mi hour. Then one of our choice girli
puts on an apron and goes down into
Iho regions below , able to supply the
misbing link , to personate that import
ant functionary , to arrange a charming
little dinner and to cook it to perfec
tion. When she appears at the table-
well , yes , perhaps a little more Hushed
than her sisters , bay , who have had loss
heated work to do , but perfectly serene
nnd smiling those friends who enjoy
the fruits of her skill , and
happily praise the cook , do
not know who has been the
Vatol , the Krancatolli , the Soyor for the
occasion , and unless they are of the
right sort they will never know. If they
arc snobs in grain and homo of our old
friends , whom yet wo love and keep in
with the charm of old associations , are
finobs and not to bo trusted with a
homely truth if they nro of this super
ficially voneorcd kind they leave as
they come , without the- faintest idea
that it is Clara who has been the Vatol
of the establishment for all the time of
their visit. If they are of the right
kind they are told , and they love her
and respect her all the more iu coa&e-
Girls of this kind are sure to bo good
dressmakers and mill nors. Wo know
that the family is poor , and that it must
have enough to do to make both ends
meet over that largo amount of need.
Yet the girls are always freshly and bo-
comhigly dressed. Take their material
between your finger and thumb nothing -
ing can be simpler , more inexpensive.
But the cut and trimmings the facon ,
us the French call it leave nothing to
be desired ; and , llko that clover paint
ing in common pine wood , the taste and
blml and ingenuity employed on ma
terial that did not cost six ponce
a , yard , create a toilet of supreme
premo elegance and real beauty.
Hero again , cleverness of hand and
-J wer of manipulation have created
.luo , and for the cost of a few shillings
.ieso girls are dressed as well as If a
court milliner had clothed them for as
many pounds. Wo may smile at the
idea that this kind of skill comes as a
merit or a virtue. It is true , neverthe
less. Anything which enables the
daughters of the poor gentry to have
money while keeping up appearances
before the world , and which keeps
them wife at homo , rather than let
them squander themselves all abroad ,
away from homo and unprotected , that
is u gain , rightly reckoned as u merit
n faculty taking rank as a virtue.
The Ctmrm of Health.
Now York Sun : The most charming
actresses of the stage are , with rare ex
ceptions , women of robust health. Per
sonal charm has quito as much to do
with success on the boards as mental
ability , perhaps more , and personal
chirms that something which lies
GET THE BEST
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iday work , as it requires time to do fine work , and workmen ,
no matter how good cannot do their best in a rush.
P. S. Don't forget our elegant $15 Photo-Crayons , the best bargain
ever offered in the picture line.
deeper than mere beauty , and is called ,
for want of abettor word , "magnetism"
depends to a wonderful extent on the
physical condition of the actress. Mrs.
Langtry's manager once said that the
Lily was the best matinee attraction on
the stage ; that is , she Is attractive to
women as well as men. Her healthy
English color has paled of late , but her
beauty is still the beauty of good health ,
and her complexion , when sbo lots it
alone , the product of clear blood nnd
plenty of exorcise. She is a famous
walker , and must regret her quarrel
with Coghlan , if only for the chnnco
it lost her of still further advertising in
his now play her skill with the foils.
Coghlan's sister is a woman whoso suc
cess has dolled the analysis of clover
critics. Rose Coghlan is not pretty , at
least her face is not , but two genera
tions have raved over he.r beauty. Her
rude health is the only explanation.
She is rugged and her vigor is in
When Daly took his company to Eng
land , the London Times called Ada
Rohan "pawky , " a provincialism for
charming healthy or healthily charm
ing. She is a wholesomely well woman.
It is the same with Carrie Turner.
She is no beauty , but she is so beauti
fully healthy that not ono person in ton
who sees her calls her face to severe ac
Mrs. George Gould , before she became
the mother of the only baby whoso
clothes were photographed for newspa
per illustration , was , as Miss Kingdon ,
a vigorous girl , well cared for by a good
mother , extremely fond of open air and
beaming with the roses of exercise.
Fanny Davenport's strength is a mar
vel. Her father was of line physical
proportions , and I have seen Fanny , as
Lady Gay Spanker , catch her dolly nnd
swjtig him three times around her , his
feet performing a dizzy circle in Iho air ,
never touching the floor. Fanny does
not do that now. The antics that woman
went through a couple of years ago when
she was trying to got rid of her super
abundant llesh would have killed tin
ordinary woman , but produced little erne
no oITect upon her.
Mary Anderson's charm depends on
her good blue grass constitution , and I
ahi not sure that she does not owe more
of her freedom from care and worry to
good health than religion , though the
latter gets all the credit with her.
Uernhardt used to have the agility
and strength of a cat.
Putti is a robust woman. The queens
of opera and tragedy are of majestic
Fran Materna is imposing.
Lilll Lehmann is a woman of mag
Jnnauschok is an old woman , but n
Modjeskn is as charming as when she
I have seen poor Folina Dolaro , when
she must have been past forty , carry a
whole theatre full of people into rapture
by the vigorous and physical perfection
of a Spanish shawl dance.
Anna Robe is so sound of health that
her skin is fresh enough to call for no
make up after yours on the stage. She
has never even tried a dash of poiydor.
Annie Pixloy is n well woman with a
skin as toft as n baby's.
Rosina Yokes was something of nn in
valid last year , but years ago , when the
Yokes' wore nil together , it was the
bloom nnd Hush of health in the faces of
the girls quite us much as Fred Yokes'
funny long logs nnd Fawdon Yokes'
funny short ones that made them popu
lar. Roslnn has n tine constitution.
There has never boon any nonsense
about fashionable pallor on the stage.
Stage beauties , in spite of late hours ,
the vexation and fatigues of traveling ,
the strain of the work , etc. , nro strong
women , and women of the stage uro
finding out that by cultivating health
they , too ; cultivate in equal proportion
good looks and charm.
Fred Grant's \Vlft ? .
Philadelphia Press : In' invoking the
. * . . . . . .A.
help of his wife in his canvass for secre
tary of state Colonel Fred Grant dis
play a degree of sense that does him
infinite credit. Ho has little natural
aptitude for politics. Ho must have
boon forgotten when gifts of oratory were
parceled out , for in his most' awkward
days General Grant was a Cicero com
pared with the son. Nor has the colonel
nel boon rubbed up against the world
and thus acquired the experience with
men of affairs that his father had be
fore assuming public functions. Ex
cept in name and in the cut of hisbeard
ho has not yet developed any resem
blance to the old commander. But ho
has not been blind to the advantage
that beautiful wives have secured to as
pirants for public suffrage and ho seems
to have sot out to stake his game on
No man could ask bettor equipment
than ho has for that purpose. Mrs.
Grant is wonderfully Beautiful. She
was of the Honoro family of Chicago.
Her sister , also a woman of noted
beauty , is the wife of Potter Palmer ,
owner of the Palmer house. Mrs. Grant
shows her French extraction in her
naive and graceful manners , as well as
in her features , in which is the attract
ive combination of black hair and lus
trous blue eyes and well-modelled rosy
lips , which disclose in parting u hand
some set of teoth. She is a born enter
tainer , possessing the faculty of drawing
from her guests the best that is in
them and sending them away de
lighted with themselves and with her.
It is quito safe to say that she will
make as favorable an impression every
where as she has in her first appear
ance , and that if Colonel Grant shall
accomplish the up-hill task before him
of election as secretary of state , the
honor of the achievement will bo duo to
the conquests of his charming wife.
A Circle of BcniiticH.
European Correspondence Chicago
News : Beauty shows are by no means
an American invention. It is not more
than a few weeks ago that such a show
occurred on the feast of St. Stephen , the
patron saint of Hungary , at Pesth. But
the beauties were not from the start on
exhibition for any ono able to pay n
dime. The beauties , forty-odd in num
ber , wore standing in a circle to bo
looked at and cross-examined by a jury
composed of a number of gentlemen
moving in the highest circles of so
ciety. The chairman , Count Stephen
Karolyl , announced the verdict of that
fatrango jury , declaring Miss Gizzolla
Scholez , Miss Ida Torony and Mrs.
Mariskn Kolos to bo the greatest beau
ties of the land this year. The former
is described as splendid figure , tall ,
well proportioned and a little voluptu
ous , with blue eyes and shining golden
hair , dressed in a charming pink suit.
The other two are dark beauties , with
black hair and fiery black eyes. The
awards are duplicates of the golden
apple awarded by Paris of Troy to the
goddess of beauty some 8,000 years ago ,
but in the degenerate northern
climate of Hungary tho'apple has be
come much stunted in growth , being
now not much larger than a little hazel-
nut. After delivery of the verdict and
distribution of the prizes , inclosed in
cases of blue velvet , to the three cham
pion beauties , the populace were so
eager to look at them that they broke
through the fence and formed n living
and rather unruly circle around the
three and , not satisfied with looks only ,
they persisted in being convinced ol
the fleshy reality of the marvels until a
number of more sober nnd good nnturcd
gentlemen formed a guard of honor
around the beauties and conducted
thorn in safety from the Hold of victory.
Miss Phcutio Courlns.
St. Louis Republican : Miss Phoebe
Couzins , the first woman United States
marshal , was born and raised in this
city and received her education in the
public schools. At the remarkably
early ago of eleven years she entered
the high school and graduated at itt-
tecn. She was the constant companion
of her late deceased father , and it is
supposed that fronxhim she received
aspiration for a life ol < public service.
She entered the law school of the Wash
ington university in 1M9 and graduated
in 1871 , and was immediately admitted
to the bar the first'woman graduate
of a law school over admitted to the bar
on cither continent. She was next ad
mitted to the bar in the state courts of
Arkansas and Dakota , arid admitted to
the United States district court hero by
Judge Treat. Though never having
engaged herself actively in a case , she
was ono of the few that presented
their cases to General B. F. Butler
when ho was chairman of the judi
ciary committee of congress. She lifts
taken many cases.as counsel , nnd gave
counsel in Compromise Cases , a practice
requiring considerable knowledge of
HONEY FOR LADIES.
Sealskin will be more in demand thnn over.
Chinchilla and astrakan furs nro once more
Dark gray scons to bo the favorite color
for walking gloves. Tho. stitching must bo
Long , double-breasted sealskin New-
mnrltcts will bo fashionable garments next
The proper thing in engagement rings is
now u large , perfectly shaped pearl sot en
It is only when a womnn's face Is her for
tune that she is tempted to brighten it up
with u little pnint.
Hoods nro again added to every sort ol
wearing apparel upon which they can appro
priately bo placed.
The bnir of the Mongolian goat , white as
snow nnd soft as swansdown , is being utilized
as u fashionable "fur. "
Bonnets and hats In nil the fashionable
shapes nuido of sealskin will bo seen on
the promenade next winter.
Why cannot a man whose addresses nro re
jected by the lady of his choice have her ar
rested for contempt of court !
The most noticeable feature in the now
winter bonnets is the removal of the trim
ming from the front to the back.
Emeralds are coming once moro Into fash
ionable fuvor , in spite of the fact that they
are unbecoming to almost every one.
The attractive visiting dress Is of Gobelin
blue Henrietta cloth , and this is worn with a
Jacket made of fancy stripe velvet.
Severn ! young Indies of Madison , Wis. ,
organized u cornet hand. It is to bo hopei
that they do not contemplate traveling.
Generally speaking , a woman's praise of
another woman means about as much as
"Yours faithfully" does at the end of a letter.
The fancy for wearing black stockings with
all colored costumes has in'tho ease of chil
dren given way to tno tendency to match
Patent leather tips and foxlngs are still
worn , and will continue to be during the pres
ent season. Lace boots still hold the favor
of young people.
Nature knew what she was about when
she niado women beardless. She knew that
not ono In a thousand could keep her chin
still long enough to get shiived.
A sharp-eyed travelerjreiwrts that within
a year the Mormon women have generally
discarded their plain garb , and now appear
as gaily attired as their genteel sisters.
Palo almond and delicate rose combined
with dark green velvet aroithrco colors which
are to bo exceedingly fashionable this winter
In evening toilets of various elegant kinds.
Mta Ncllio Shaw and Mrs. I. P. Longfel
low Field the reins in a horse trot at ft Maine
fair. Miss Shaw's trotter won In 3i42 , bu' '
the committee divided the purse of | 0 evenly
Long straight draperies ore BtlH the height
of style , the very latest fancy being for very
long draperies In front and back , and very
short , or even omitted altogether , on the
School dresses for glrl nro made with n
bolted waist gathered to a yoke and a ful
gathered skirt. $ erge , homesDun , cheviots
or guy woollen plaids are used for these
Silhs and velvets ar < J "tabooed" on the
street. Walking dresses must be made of ono
of. the endless variety of woolen fabric * ,
AND HIS BRIDE ,
Were Astonished and Amazed at the
WONDER OF OMAHA.
Before honoring this city with n visit they had thought it but rt VILLAGE HV
THE WAYSIDE. Hnil they known of its Importance before coming here
they would have REMAINED A WEEK INSTEAD OF AX HOUH. Their reception
wria well arranged , 1 heir greeting cordial. THE PEOPLE MoNoroLizUD ALL
THEin TIME , nnd but for this the
Gate City Land Co.
would have TAKEN THEM OUT IN A FOUH-IN-HAXD , with a view to show
ing them some of the Choice Properties it has to oiler in the way of an in
vestment. But as this could not be we are EVER READY to extend the
same cordial invitation to the public generally to come to our place of business ,
307 South 16th Street ,
Opposite the Board of Trade.
At any time from daylight to sunset , and you will find some one of our iirin
with a list of 500 choice properties in Omaha , and from this we know we can
find something to suit you.
Keep Your Eye on this Space ,
'For Cable Cars and Bonnie Dundee. We give you this warning as we do not
wish to startle you of things to come. If you buy now you will save from
ten to twenty five per cent.
MARK THIS PREDICTION.
and their trimmings must'be suitable to the
It is curious to note that if fashion prognos
tications are correct , sombre colors will bo
the rage for evening wear , whllo all sorts of
briKhtbues wilLanliveu the streets during
There is but little change to note as yet in
the 'fashion of furs. The most important
this season is the introduction of a pelcriue ,
with long square-paneled fronts , after a
fashion in vogue over a hundred years ago.
A poor woman in Gratiot county , Michigan ,
who has been scrimping along on two acres
of land for many years , went up to Ithaca
the other day , drew 3,000 back pension , and
inside of an hour spent ! 00 for dry goods.
Fine smooth Austrian broadcloths , trim
med with Soutache in applique or embroid
ered with dark shaded silk and beads , nro
among the elegant fabrics Imported for
tailor gowns for visiting and carriage wear
Dresses for girls from seven to ten will
show the nautical designs that have been so
popular for the past two or thrco seasons.
Children of that ago will wear pea-Jackets
and kilt skirts of serge , trimmed with wide
A great many stylish gowns are made of
plain cloth combined with striped or plaidcd
material. Olive , bronze , and the gay
autumn-leaf shades look exceedingly well ,
either mixed in the same material or worn
interspersed with golden brown.
Tl'io temperance women of England have
beu.n getting up a Jubilee memorial to the
qu6en in the shape of n petition that the bar
rooms bo closed on Sunday. It now weighs
soveruf hundred pounds , and contains thrco-
qunrters of a million signatures.
"Heart disease , duo to tight lacing , was the
cause of death given by the coroner's Jury in
the death of Bertha Oppenhclmer , of Phila
delphia , who fell back with aery of pain
wlillo lauprhlgg at n comedinn's Joke in a
theater in that city , Thursday afternoon.
Although hats will not bo so generally
worn this fall as bonnets by married ladles
or single ladies of questionable ago , many
very elegant models have been shown , and
all the shapes in straw brought out for early
fall have been reproduced in felt for mid
The "tournuro war" goes on with nnnbntcd
vigor. Fashion writers say the bustle is out
of d.ito ; artists declaim against it on lesthetie
grounds , physicians on hygienic ; but the
fashionable dressmakers still insist upon it ,
and it will probably have at least another
year of existence.
A revival among the season's fashion's is
the making of sleeves of different material
from the bodice , these very usually of u fab
ric matching the vests and panels. In point
of economy this is an excellent arrangement.
In point of good taste or artistic effect , the
fashion Is not a success.
All the changes having boon rung on
barques , bodices and Jackets. Polonaises will
receive a largo share of favor1 this winter , and
the soft camels' hair goods , meltons and suit
ings of various kinds will bo utilbed for the
long stately redingotcs to bo worn over
striped , plaidcd or plain velvet skirts. Ono
of the new wool stuffs has heavy lines woven
in triple rows that are so wide and BO promi
nent that they resemble Soutacho braid up-
plied in bias rows.
William Kilcy , of Springfield , O. , has two
daughters who are suffering from the effects
of using too much face powder , The use of
their fingers nnd arms has been lost , and violent
lent pains In the limbs nnd stomach have fol
lowed. The first symptoms were noticed five
years ago , but neither knew what it was.
For the past few days Kate , who was once
portly , but now a mcro skeleton , began hav
ing spasms every half hour , and Is now in u
critical condition. Local physicians say It is
doubtful if she over recovers , nnd should she
live she will never bo as healthy again , as
white lead from the wash has permeated her
BRIGHT LITTLE FOLKS.
"Do < ; s ho go by machinery } " asked a little
girl who saw a dude on a bicycle passing.
A little girl who was looking at a peacock
for the first time grow enthusiastic. "Oh
mamma , " eho said , "hasn't it got u beautiful
bustle I'1 '
"Mamma , where docs Dod llvol" "Way
up in the sky , my child. " "Well , then. I
seen him yeserday n tummin" down do tele
graph polo wif a wire In his hand. "
One day little Emma's mother reproved her
quite sharply for not chant-lug her shoes.
After a moment's reflection Emma said : "I
wish you would bo real deed to mo , mamma.
I fink you would like it after you got used to
The small girl had a request to prefer to
her mother. She wanted to bo permitted to
go to the grocery for something that was
needed. She was only seven , she fluid. Well ,
you can go. But , mind , you must not stop
on the street nnd talk to the boys. "Mamma , "
she said , drawing herself up to her full
height , "Muinmn , you insult incl"
"A little boy at n village school had writ
ten the word "psalm" in his copybook , and
accidentally blotted out the Initial "p" wttlr
his slcevo. His little sister sitting nt his side
burst into tears over the disaster , but the
spelling reformer defiantly exclaimed :
"What if I did leave him out } Ho didn't
spell nothing , and what was the good of
him } "
A little three-year-old girl was In front of
the camera the other day. The photographer
hud posed her to his mind , had told her what
to look at and stepped back to maka the ex
posure. The little child concluded the pre
liminaries were satisfactory , for she elec
trified the photographer with the cheerful
advice to "Lct'cr go , Gallagher. " The pho
tographing was deferred till the merriment
We heard the other day of a young minis
ter who was "taken down" very handsomely
by n bright little girl. Ho had been culled
upon quite unexpectedly to address it Sunday-
school , nnd to give himself time to collect his
thoughts , he asked a quest ion : "Children , "
said he , "what shall I speak about } " A little
tlo girl on the front seat who had herself
committed to memory several declamations
held up her hand , and in n shrill voice asked :
"What do you know } "
"What are you doing Tommy } " asked n
Sioux Falls lady of her son who was sticking
up stakes around the back yard. "Platin" a
addition. " replied the young hopeful whoso
father lo a real estate agent. "How uro
sales } " Bully , ma ; Stubby Jones takes that
corner there by the gate for u | > oanut nnd
lem'nndo ' stand , Bill Smith and Dutchy take
a block by the barn for their circus , an' Hen
Jones is talkin' 'bout taltin' two lots by the
apple trco for to tie up his dog on go's his
dad can't shoot It. Say , ma , I'll let ye in on
the ground floor on that lot by the corner o'
the house to stand ycr flower pots on tuko
it for 5 cents an' a handful o' raisins , seeing
it's you. "
The body of a red squirrel was found in a
four and one-half pound pickerel taken at
Oxford , Mass. , the other day.
A peculiar feature of an oak trco at Vernon -
non , Ala. , is that the upper half is perfectly
yellow , and has been so since it sprouted.
To her litter of thrco kittens a Kansas cat
added two young rabbits , and later three
young racoons , all of which she Is nursingdo-
John Lloyd , a New Haven man. lias n hen
with a monkey's head. The lien has no bill ,
but the mouth and nostrils are llko those of a
W. Simmons , of Missouri City , Mo. , owned
n hen which died n few days ago at the age
of seventeen years , having first broken the
shell In the spring of 1STO.
A remarkable animal was captured a short
time ago in the swamps near New Orleans .Jit
has the head and tail of an alligator , nnd tno
back and claws of a tortoise. It is on exhi
bition in Liverpool.
On Peter Hoynolds1 farm , in Ncshannock
township , Lawrence county , Pa. , there Is a
pear tree which measures seven feet five In
ches in circumference and is about fifty feet
high , supposed to be about 100 years old nml
bears fruit annually.
A natural curiosity exists In Fayctto
county , lud. , known as Shaky Hill. It com
prises about twclvu acres , and is occasionally
biibject to tremulous movements affecting
several acres of land. This phenomenon is
said to have been noticed for fifty-seven
The Savannah News perpetrates the fol
lowing : A lady at Indian Spring has a hen
that is quite a curiosity. It has u coat of
hair In place of feathers. Although it is
only n chicken , still it Is a wonderful freak
of naturo. It came from a flock of ordinary
chickens , and some of the offspring IH llko
the parent , but she has not yet succeeded in
bringing them to maturity.
llobblo T. Wilson of East Nottingham ,
Penn. , has a pair of Siberian kittens , re
ceived a few days ago by express. Ono of
them has twenty-two toes , six on each fore
foot and live on each hind foot , which is four
more than the regular number , as an ordi
nary cat has flvo on each fora foot and four
on each hind foot. Each kitten has u blue
eye and a gray oyo.
A calf was recently born nt Prairies old
ranch , Cut. , without eyes or tall. Although
blind , it will not run into anything. It Is
kept in a corral alone , and will start to run
toward ono of the fences , and when within a
few feet will stop , turn In another direction
and go through the sumo performance. It
will act the same toward a stream of 'water.
The skin which covered the eye wore lauded ,
but no sign of the eye were visible.
The stork , the "cat tall" nnd the sunflower
nro three things which have had their day la
Linen book covers nro useful nml pretty
with the owner's name outlined In bright
linen tloss ujwn the \ipi > er cover.
Engraving" and etching * , no matter how
fine or valuable have no place In n parlor.
They belong in the study or dining-room.
Cut flowers about a room In winter nrd
now considered rather tasteless deeorntlono.
Growing palms , ferns and the llko hnvo
taken their place.
A revival of an old fuMtlon is seen in the
use of wax candles instead of gna. to furnish
the light of festive occasions. They give a
soft light , which Is very much plonsr.ntcr
thnn the gas Jet's glare.
In handsome rooms the heavier pieces ot
furniture , including pianos , organs , book
cases and the llko are now always mudd
inulcr the siitorvlslon ) of the architect of the
house , and nuulo to seem an inalienable part
Cameo gln s Is ono of the latest novelties
In glass manufacture. The groundwork Is n
deep rose pink , with cameo figures In relief.
The effect is wondrously clear , thu detail
dainty nnd developed to perfection in figures
Very high studded rooms should have very
tall dadoes and broad frlivos. Pictures ni
mural decorations are rather out of date.
Without their aid wall spaces are hard to fill
satisfactorily and should be nuulo as narrow
Mantels In really well-built houses should
not require muntclhonuls or lambrequins.
These were originally devised only to htda
"contract built" house. A well deslgneil
mantel looks better without them , and they
are the worst of dust catchers.
The newest lamp shades are made of Iron ,
with a lining of cathedral ghiss ; the Iron
frame Is fanciful In design , with graceful
lines covering the glass , or bands of Iron
simply clasping in a dainty fashion the
panels of color , through which a strong light
JKUirs with exquisite beauty.
In handsome houses carpets on the floors
are considered almost as much a relic of bar
barism as would bo rushes strewn upon
them. The proper floor must bo of hard
wood , or a colored imitation thereof , scantily
covered with rich rugs. The fad has much
to rciiunmoiiil it.
Steamheat Is a boom , but steam heaters
are horribly ugly In handsome rooms. All
sorts of devices have been lined to conceal
them , but the "heater" shows through al
most all. The best is u cabinet for books or
bric-a-bac that its hollow back
- - BO shaped will
completely cover the unsightly array of metal
A pretty screen for the lamp can bo ninila
from a small fan by attaching a long piece ot
wire at the top , bending it over to keep in
place upon the chimney ; then take a tiny
hunch of ostrich tips , a bunch ( if artificial
flowers or pressed sea mosses , attach to tha
center of the fan and hold it in place by a bit
of bright ribbon.
Nails , with oramental heads of brass , ironer
or rough copper , are much used in Interior
decoration , often for apparently holding In
pluco the heavy wall papers which simulate
stamped leather , and such materials. They
can bo used liberally , with good effect , by
observing the rule of never putting n nail
where it docs not seem to serve , as u nail ,
some useful purpose.
Tuhnago is authority for the statement thnl
there are no pianos in heaven. What's the
use of a piano trying to bo square or upright
"Mamma , will heaven bo Just like church
all the tininl" " 1 hope so , dear , " said the
mother. "Well I shan't
, Ray my prayers anymore
moro ; I'd rather go to the other place. "
"Tho average woman thinks a good denl
more about the condition of hur crimps than ,
she docs about the salvation of her soul ; and
the average man wouldn't like her half as
well if she didn't. "
Presiding Elder to Dakota Merchant Can
you tell mo where Kev. Masher 11 veal
"He lives three blocks up this street , but lid
ain't at homo now " "Not at homo } " "No ;
bo's away on a vacation. " "Did ho take hii
wifot" "No , he took mine. "
Thcro was u feud between the four-ycar-olA
young lady and her aunt , whiuh came at last
to declared hostilities. Hut .the little ludy
'knclfdown at night and said her prayers :
"lllcss papa and mamma , and" thcro cumo nu
ominous p.iuso "bless uuntle ; but if you
can't bless her it doesn't matter. "
High Church Eastern traveler ( to Dakota
citizen ) Have yon any churches In your
towni Dakota citizen Not yet , but we're
putting up a boss one. It's 'Piscopal. Kust-
orn traveler Hijrh or low ! Dakota citizen-
High , you bet. There ain't a steeple in Da
kota but whut'll look like u hole in the ground
'long side of her.
Sunday school teacher "Why were flvo
virgins called wise and live called foolish , } "
Pupil "Because flvo put oil in their lamps
and five did not. " "Which flvo were wlso } "
"Tho llvo who did not put oil in their
lumps. " "Why do you think sol" "Hecausa
sister Kato never puts any oil In her lamps ,
and she catches ten times as many beaux as
Sally-Slocum , who keeps two lamps burning
all the timo. "
"Hrudder Augustus will plcnso close do
sarvico wid prayer. " That is the remark that
Lieutenant Skilton and u squad of his men
heard when they broke into a supposed
negro gambling den on Locust streotj
Philadelphia , Monday night. As
the bluccoats puust'd In astonish ,
incut nt what they found , one of the wor
shippers ( i ) shouted : "Who nm dosumcnl"
"Dey's all right , " responded the llrst
speaker. "Doy'll leave in a minute. " And ,
of course they did. There was nothing elsd
to do , as the gamblers had evidently been
forewarned of the raid and had improvised
nn excellent Imitation of n prayer meeting.
RINGS , 1M.V8 AXI ) OEWCAAVfl.
Kingsnreofsomany varied designs that It la
impossible to enumerate them , but n new
thing is two apparently separate rings of dif
ferent shapes , each bearing u jewel , but
In lace pins and brovhcs the favorite pat
tern Just now are in the shape of flowers ,
enameled In their natural colors and having
cither diamond duwdrops or other gems set
uK | > n them.
Bracelets are offered consisting of small
square plates having a sapphire or diamond ,
set in it. The enameled goods are also beginning -
ginning to bo used us centers on ring .brace
lets nnd hnvo u pleasing effect.
Moonstones are coming greatly in favor.
They are cut either as cameos or IntnglloH In
thu form of a crescent moon , for Instance ,
and studded around with small diamonds.
Novel effects are produced by their irides
Link sleeve buttons consisting of n horsa
shoe with diamond headed nails ono side und
a horso's head with Jowelsjon the other , find ft
ready sale among sporting men of large
me.ins , and buttons of similar design but nut
quite as elaborate are worn.
The zones or girdles of antique form with
which the young ladles love to adorn them
selves uru usually of silver , nnd the latest
tiling offered in this line consists of n serlc *
of medallions linked together , hull of thorn
bearing flgurcs in relief , und the rest plain or
Blue cut garnets are being used on all bar
pins and as centers in llowors and laccplns ,
nnd seem to bo taking the place of the tur
quoise to u certain extent. They are cheap ,
und a silver match box recently put put by 4
ilrm of leading silversmiths consists of a shoo
having the upper boat over and the solp
forming the lid. This solo and heel nre
studded with small garnets to represent
Lawn tennis rackets with long handles
suitable for a head decoration have a spark
ling diamond or ruby to represent the racket
ball lying within thu center of the netting.
A peculiar pin is of nxydlzcd silver and
consists of thrco crescents placed lengthwise
on u bur , the center ono being half an inch
below the other two. The surface of tno
crescent is hammered , und upon the center
ono sits u solemn owl in rcposo with largo
topaz oycs. Within the crescent at the right
is a flying silver bat , whoao sparkling ruby
eyes uro extremely realistic. In thu crescent
at the left Is shown a flying nlghtlmwk with
eyes of snapping diamonds.
Mtne. lima do Murska sailed for this coun
try on Saturday to fulfil her engagements
for a concert tour under the management ot
Signer do Vivo and u term of tuition at the
National Conservatory of Music. The con
tract for the latter engagement was signed
In New York and London nnd n largo sum
was cabled to Mmo. do Murska on the part ot
the direction of the conservatory. Mmo. d
Murska U to receive $10,000 for eightmonth
service as chief instructress.
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