Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, December 11, 1887, Part II, Page 11, Image 11

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AMKB Henl Kstiyle Apcncy.
. , , . , . . Office 1IW Fftrnnra st.
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'Dili list rcvlieil Deo. 10. Itw.
ttrj South nth st , nonr Center. 3 room
IIOIIHC. lot 4inxIS { ! . - . . . . . .I INK )
" ' ' 1 " r t-'ntT.fTooin house . a',100
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497 . , near 34th t , good'6rooni
'louse , rooms large. hmi e fronts
fnit. nnw nml well built , desirable
place , 12,500 ; flH ) cash , balance B5
per montli , This H a good place , ou
easy terms.
4W5 Virginia ave. near t.eavenworth st ,
good 7-room house. In excellent re-
. . . pnlr , well worth
404 22d , ncarOrace , convenient to cars ,
n small double house , rentltiK for Mi
tier month. I'rloe 0,300
Lake st , near Slit ht , 6-rwm house.
lot 48x12 ! 4000
4PO Spruce st near Itith , n6-room cot
tage , lot WxliO. will trade 2tOO
4W Onlo st near S7tli , first clans fr-room
house , well , cistern and outbuildIng -
Ing * , all In good repair , one Mock
from streetcars , lotMixl27 3,300
484 South Wh nt nearleavenworth very
central locution , good 0-roomed
house , lot ZTiXlIC- , rant front ! t,500
4(1 North Slut st near Mandcrxon.l block /
from car line , new 4-roomed house , !
Iot50xl24 , 2,000 i
4'iO 111 lloyd'H add near licit line , 4-
roomed houxo and barn , with 3 full
lots , one a comer , cast front s.r/00 /
472 Omaha View , 4-room house , lot Mix
124 1,1)00 )
4ft8 22rt st comer , near Holt I.ino depot
in Oak Chatham and only 1 blocks
from street car , u new 7 room house
and full lot for 2600
405 In Walnut 11111 a good U room hou e ,
well and outbuildings , south front ,
cheap at 3,330
4C2 21st st near Mandcrxon , onu block
from cur line , 4 room house , barn
with full lot. This Is u very cheap
pUce at J. 1.MJO '
4tO Illondo st near 2Mh , convenient to
earn , a n room house with lot 'MxlI7. !
This Is a good home at 3,000
4r < 0 i)5ih ) Ht near I.cavcnworth lit n high
commanding location , surroundings
A I , a well built II room hoiixe facing
cast , with two lot.s , each iuixl24 , ono
n corner , shrubbery and tiei-s well
grown , a decided bargain " , ,000
450 Sewanl Kt curs p.iss thu door , 7 I mini
hotiHO 4 lot 3,500
4f > G Doncckcii'H mid near Ciunlng st 4
room house nuxin.1 , ciish.prlcu , . 1,500
749 South I'.ith ' Ht near I.eavenworth.cen-
tial locution , 4 room house , city
water.i lot ,1,400
4'fJ Hitchcock's add , 2 hou c.s , each ; t
looms , lot 50x127 , ( lOUeiisli , prko. , . . 1,200
434 Corner , east lionton ( ieorKlu live , II
room eottHKe , 2 line , full lot.s 3ji ( )
This Is a special barptln.
In addition to the above properties wo bnve u
line list of niiiKlnx In prlio
from T.VWO to irWW that can bu sold on fair
terms , nay from 'j to ! 4 cash and remainder In
easy annual payments at H per cent Intel eit.
Itesldeiice lots.
1014 Webster ht. near liUth , tine lexldcnco
lot 2,101)
1002 Choice corner lot In Hawthorne , lot
Rlxlii on ( 'ass st 1,500
This Is cheap for thu money.
fJO Ulnney st. near Shcrmun ave.a very
line lot for 2OUO
25 per cent less than Hurroundlni ;
907 Miami wt. near 2lth. ! 2 b'ocksfiom
xtleet car. lot 5(1x127 ( 1,050
WJO On Davenport xt. In Mncoln place , 2
choice lots one a corner , youth and
east liont : very dusirablu ; the 2 lots
for , . ' . l.MJO
t)8'J ) On Webster At. near the Convent , a
very choice location ; elegant resl-
denieHlte ; 110x174 ; south trout . . . 4KK >
UbT I-aclllc. nt near I'hll Sheildan.couveu-
lent to cars , 44x110. inns through
from street to street. This Is very
desirable at Hill cash , price | h7B
OW West Side add ou Mo I'mIty , lot 1 7
on tiuck by KM ; this Is a clmncu to
KuttraikiiKe veiy cheap F (
IIK ! ( Irate and 22d ht , lots Illxl III. at. . . . 1HX )
SOT 1'ark ave , lull lot facing HuiHcom
1'ark , .lust outli of Woolworth ave. . 11,500
t)14 ) Vli-Klnla ave , very choice eiist front ,
inoxl'iil. This Is a npcclully tine loca
tion. . . . . . 4,500
U , * . ) ( ieoiKla. u. corner KKIxl.'iO , u south
and eust front , Is the llnest iniiiii-
IHlived coiner In linnsrnm place. . . 7,5Hl (
1171 Comer on 1-uclllc ht , IWIxliid. for . . , ! M >
A\--i \ > u lnrKt'Uiul well UHsoitcd list of vacant
lots In all ile.sliable additions and locations ut
prlceH lanijlui ; from J.'iiio up aids.
lluslnet.s I'ropeity.
148 Kurnum t near 21th st. 2it foot lot ,
easy terms , ( food locution , per toot JiOO
145 South Kith Ht.lMx 140 , newer mid all
taxes paid , for 5OOU
] 43 CumlliKhHt near 27th ht , llKixl'i : ) It ,
pel-foot 110
The lowest price named on pioperty In sanio
J42 Cass near 1Mh ht , U room house , lot
OHxiiB iinoo :
U" > ChicaKo near 15th Ht. 4 buildings
rent for tKi per month 1:1,500 :
'Hits property Is cheaper than any similar lo
cation in Omaha and will repay Investigation.
tfi * California st. , near 14th t. , corner ,
( Klxl.'t ; , 5 houses , rent (1,500 pel-
year 20,000
105 Saunders ht. , a corner , Wtxl02 , cheap
nt 5,000
137 Fourteenth Ht. , near .loue.s , 44xCl ;
thin property Is especially cheap ; for 7,700
VM 'I'racKaKe ou I'atlnc .st. , near lutli , ( ix
1112 ; t > xmall houses now lent for $75
per month 15,000
141 llarney xt. , near 15th ht. , 44x1112 , for. 41,1)00 )
1-urimin St. , an improved piece of
property , paying a good letuin ,
jirice s ao.ono
te rarnnm ht. , an Improved property
paying 12,100 per year , price tU. " > , ( IOO ,
will hell this property for good llrst-
mortgage paper , no canli 10-
iillreil | In this trm
Stock Kami for Sulo
Within 30 miles of Omaha on railroad ; 560 aero
Mock farm good buildings , shcil room for stock
and feed cattfe , windmill , pipes , etc. , running
water , 00 acres hay land , 100 acres plow land.
Will xell for f-'i per acre and take fi,0M ( rash.
Wlllulso take on the trade , Omaha house and
lot worth $1MU to u'.OW ) .
South Omaha 1'roperty.
1000 13 lots in lloyd X Sharp's add
totlri < IUeach , easy terms . . .
1004 .letter's add , 2 lots each 1,000
10UO Jetter's add , 1 lot at 750
161 25X1)0 ) ft oil N ht 2,500
Also 3 desirable loc ° tl rcrSTiC ! : Jmu. ; on
Tmirray , nnrt fftttVenlent t < i Omaha and South
Omaha , Ames Heal Estate Agency , olllre 1507
Farnam si. " 210 10
EI.Kd.VNT lot on I'leasant st. , Creston add , ,
2HJO.rahani ! _ ! , Crelghton bis. 202 14
17 MSTICKN'I'.Vi CO. IIIIIKH a xpeelalty of
J-H * property in North Omaha , for sale or runt
at Citizens' bank. 241M Ciimlnn ht. 7:11 :
lOll SAIjK-We olfer as a hiieclal bargain 1110
Jacres of land four miles from stock yards ,
ut (123 per acre , on line of U. 1 > . II. H. Mc ( agiiu
Opp. 1' . O. KM
T 1ST your propel ty for sale'with Chuiles 0.
-LJSpot.swood. : )05ti ) H Ifitll Kt KCI
SAI.K Tliroo hlx room houses
jiliu-e. W.H. Albright. Sing. Ifith. V'47-11 '
SAUNUKK8 St. , roruur. 1LM ft ut ( UM iicr foot.
( iritliuiii.C'u-lglitoii lilk. at ! 11
T ftWOlnth iiml liom-v , coThV Wnlmit mil. tL'.HW ;
X hvllurtiatle. ( ll.uiiun , CielKlitmi lilk.
_ HUM t _
IK you irnvo anything to Hell or oxclmnce list
It withC. 0. Piiotwootl. aufiii S Hitli. ilM
$ ffi,000.0 ( ) cn li wnntpil inn r > uoo < U > al ; some
of Omulm'H le t ifiilty : object. i-aMi : will
yield lurue piiitlt.dilriMi o. 1 Ileo.'TTil'O"
FOIl trmlonrsaloHtnlmiptlu , lot II , blk ( ! ,
Khiiiu'.s 'inl mill. ( Jralium , C'reluhton blk.
_ _
/i ( > H SAI.iOno : M'M'ii loom house In .Miuno
; 1'i.mi.v. . ( i. Aiiu iRiit. sis s. i : th. mr-it
jlOlt SAI < I > Imsim-si propi'tty In South
Onuihii. W. U. .Albright , lb S JStli t.
U47 11
The following' is n list of n fo\v of the
Iwi'fruins at
Great Hoiisefurnish-
! ing Establishment
whuro they furnish houses from o ullar
to garret , every duy.
A hniulsoino writing do ! c . $ 8.00
A njoo easy willow roekor . ! l,50
A nieo htiuglng lump for . 2.50
An easy rocker , car-Hit cover . . . . U.50
An ologtuit center table . 2.00
A large t\za \ mirror , walnut frame ! ! , ( )
A Smyrna rug . 1.00
A splendid plubh parlor fcttit . 2.3.00
E'lU.ii to tiiiise niKuitWil by other
fcoiiptsnt 073.
A bed room suit for . 14.05
to tho-u iv.lvmUcd by otlit-
Parlor - > ult , fiholTineors , wardrobes ,
drcbsing cases , book casus , folding beds ,
and u fu-.v mure heating stovoa below
715 r.nil 717 N. Kjth street.
MlBB Eva Van Cosrtlandt Morris
Makoe Ho ; Dobut.
Women's Wcai-iJK Apparel Two IH !
tliiKtilnhrl ItrllcH Tlio Death of
a Ifov iy lrl Clnra
NKW YoitK , Dec. 8. ( Correspondence
of the DHU.J Miss Evn-Vtui Courtliuirtt
Mori'lH is the foroinoHt girl In New York
this weak. She mudo her debut in so
ciety , find ho did it well. The city
join-mils told in general terms of the rc-
Hplundunco of n ball nnd supper thn-t
completely Jllled the bly Delmoniuo
building , ordinary customers being ex
cluded from even thu restaurant after
midnight ; but the accounts really
blighted the girl liorsulf , for at most she
Lfot no moro than u wlnglo bentenco , describing -
scribing her ns u tall brunette in a re-
inarkably simple whitu costume.
She wiis no beauty , but ho WIIH
i niece of Mrs. William Astor ,
mid that suHlced. What wore her'
experiences11 ! Well , she stood beside
her mother in a reception room , and
bowed to the arriving people as they
passed through on their way from the
dressing room to the ball room. That
duty lasted from 11 o'clock until I , by
which time several hundred bouquets ,
handed toher by guests , were massed
on si screen behind her. Next she went
to suppur on the arm of her cousin , the
newest John Jacob Astor. and was an
hour at table , eating little and never
touching the glass of champagne that
il//.ed and became lifeless at her elbow.
At "o'clock she entered the bull itself
and danced with Henry Coster , a noted
old beau , at the lead of a cotillion.
Afterwards she waltzed with younger
fellows , chatted with girl friends and
went home at ! > o'clock in the morning
not as fresh , perhaps , as the milkmaid
who. in the song , emerges at that dewy
hour for duty , but a great deal more in
teresting to the olHorvors.
Next to the bridal dress of a .young
girl , her "coming out" costume ib the
crucial test of tusk and income. Miss
of costume was an example. The found
ation was a low-necked , no-sleeved slip
of what ono would call rose white. If
yellow white bo ivory , or cream , then
pinkish white is rose white. The ma
terial was corded silk , heavy and lus
trous. About the walking-length skirt
was a box plaited row of Vallencicnncs
four inches deep , at $ o : i yard. In each
plait of the lace hung nonduit an urti-
licial half-blown blush rose. Up one
side like a panel went row after rowof _
lace and buds. Draped over the silk
was a mass of ethereal silk gauxe , with
satin stripes in pure white. Opposite
the panel , on the right side , was a big
pocket arrangement , made of satin folds
interlaced like basket work and spring
ing out of the top was a splendid cluster
of blush roses , half blown and buds.
The girlish chest of the dobuUint ad
mitted of the upper half the corsage
being made of overlapping rows of
Valenciennes and intermingled buds ,
and a hip corset of satin , laced behind ,
showed the slender waist. There were
certainly fifty yards of lace and oUO
roses. The material that formed the
over-dress was $100 for five yards , the
slip $50 , the roses and the making were
$100 and so the simple rosebud dress of
a miss in her teens , without any jewelry
or display , cost $500.
"How foolish to spend money in a
girl's dress , " said ti male guest , inno
cently , "when she can bo so pretty in
materials almost worthless. "
The minds of such men as Berry Wall
nnd Bob Hillard arc agitated over the
great question : Shall the dress shirt
bo held in place by one stud or three ?
This demands moro than a passing
thought. The boarding house pie-
chested man can got along very well
with ono button. But the uldcrmanic
corporation and the developed breast of
the man built on mother's Christmas
mince pie plan required three studs to
keep him in reputable shape. The late
Colonel .liin Fisk had four buttons on an
inside Hup of his shirt bosom and then
" .a i hVJ rr.lci ; ; i llh" ton-carat diamond
mend stud directly in the center where
it made believehold the whole business.
Ono of the funniest revelations in the
shirt bosom line was made the other
night , when
of doubtful worth stood up among the
earlier scats in the opera house to ro-
inovo his coat. It stuck in the sleeve ,
and his companion gave a vigorous pull.
The under coat eumo half off and the
vest rose like u living thing. There
was an ominous crack , and ( lying out of
the low cut vest came n false bosom ,
with u string sturcheu stiflly hanging to
the corner of it. The poor fellow
spasmodically struggled to tuck it in ,
but , like Banquo's ghost , it would not
down. It returned again and again to
torment the wearer. When shirts are
so cheap and laundresses so trusting ,
how u man comes to commit the indis-
crention of a dickov who can tell ?
When the male literary creature gets
the line work in on the subject of
WOMKX' WKAlllNG Al'l'AltKL ,
it certainly is the most amusing thing
ho does. It is doubtful if a feminine
fashion writer would make such n mess
of asciontitiu article on parabolic ro-
llectors or variable cut-offs. It was a
man struggling with the details of an
actress' costume who stioku learnedly of
her black "satin" stockings , and called
ciicnillo fringe "graceful dangles of " Ono of these mistaken
men recently undertook to describe Mrs.
Cleveland. "She wore , ' " ho said , "a
dark leghorn hat with plumes of veil
ing and velvet sitting well up in front. "
This was u triumph. On the occasion
referred to Mrs. Cleveland wore
a felt hat. Is it likely that
the first lady in the land , and
quite a fashionable one , would put on : i
straw hat on the last of November ? But
what in the name oi millinery and the
fine arts tire "plumes of veiling and vel
vet ? " The luuy probably had in her
hat the stilt btanding IOOJH so much
worn at present , and the scribe set them
down as plumes. It is a wonder he never
thought of calling them foliage. After
iiwhilo the hat that fascinated him was
fully described , and ho proceeded to ex-
patfuto ou her dress , which was of
"dark purple plush , with strips of lace
brocade on each arm , und a double strip
of the same on the waist. " The purple
plush is discernnblo , but the "lace bro
cade" is a staggerer. The frock was
made according to this expert , "with
some degree of boulTontnoss , and three
pleats in front. The slcovi's were small ,
and clung closely , but were much
smaller where the Tttco brocade encir
cled thorn than ninny other point. " This
is much clearer than ordinary boardIng -
Ing house colTco. The uiiEcctnrinn
women of this free country have been
growling over Mrs. Cleveland's receipt )
for b'-own bread , but I would like 'to see
I the mott , skilful utmlyiicul-mindcd
modiste in this land tackle H. piece of
purple plush and undertake to reproi
duce this costume by the description
given of poor Francis Cleveland's dress.
A western newspaper once engaged the
services of a noted cook to fill half a
column with his best recopicH. This is
the way he told the ignorant females of
that fnlucd city how to make a Spanish
omelet : "Beat the eggs to a high froth ,
fry some onions in ti piece of butter ,
chop mushrooms nnd mix with the tomato
mate , soda cracker crumbs should be
used , pepcr and sault the mix
ture well , shako some Hour
with milk thoroughly mix , and
toss ns soon ns brown. " This was a
darling. The uninformed womtwi who
could make a Spanish omletto out of
that could make Spanish flies out of
dried huckleberries. Let us hone that
the young man who described Mrs.
Cleveland's dress is abettor seamstress
than ho is a fashion writer , or ho will
mend his bocks this cold winter with
postage stamps.
have put themselves conspicuously be
fore the public this week. Ono is Miss
Minnie Seligmnn , of the socially and
financially foremost Jewish Soligmnns ,
who made her debut as a professional
actress. Her role was small in u
dramatic "Elaine , " nnd she was a won
der for cool self-possession. The other
was Miss lOlsie dc Wolfe , a swell ama
teur , who is expected to follow Mrs.
Potter to the regular stage. She played
in "The School for Scandal" at a char
ity matinee. She is not a beauty and
her talent is not remarkable , but she is
in fashionable vogue. Meanwhile
Mrs. Potter goes into a
snell of one-night towns , whore
slio may run across much disen
chantment. In the way of curious ex
periences with audiences , about the
funniest of such things happened this
week at Pool's theatre , which is a cheap
and rude cast side house , though be
longing to the estate of the lute Mrs.
Alexander T. Stewart. The play was
"Tho Strangers of Paris. " Frank C.
Tannehill was the dreadful assassin.
He started up the stairs to the room of
his victim. A creek warned him to bo
more cautious. Ho pulled off his boots
.n . order to mount in his stocking-feet.
This point had been thrillingly impres
sive to ordinary audinences , but hero
the gallery was crowded by joco o boys ,
one of whom , as the actor cautiously re
moved his boots , sang out : "O , my
poor corns ! " Other tormentors caught
iiibtantly at the opportunity , nnd as ho
tip-toed gingerly up the stairs , cries of
' 'trim 'em " 'file ' " "
, 'em down , "O , my
bunion , " and "whe-e-o-w , " uceompnn-
ed every step. Such an uproar of mor-
iment was never before aroused by
mimic tragedy. Tannehill will here-
ifter do his Bowery murdering with his
> oots on.
The death of Nellie Coe , which had
moro paragraphs in the newspapers this
week , provides material enough for a
ilo/.en novels like "As in a Looking
"Jhiss. " She was a beautiful girland in
ier trunk were found every letter she
nd ever received , numbering 2,000. It
s impossible to toll how many person's
lave already seen them , or how many
landfills of them are now circulating
in the circles to which the people of the
icwspapers , coroner's olllco and police
lave access. The letters toll a queer
> tory of human nature. It appears from
them that the girl Nellie Coe was .the
laughter of a farmer in northern Now
Jersey , and that from comfort the fam
ily was reduced to misfortune' , appar
ently after the death of the father. A
notlier nnd two sisters wore left , and
though none of those women were able
to write , except with painful mechanical
non-strokes , they corresponded freely.
Nellie came to town and became a sen
timental expert. She gave to her ac
quaintances the impression that she
was operating in Wall street. So she
was , but her speculations were in hearts ,
not stocks. She worked industriously
as a fascinating borrower.
The letters sent to her by the .male
friends she had acquired in town are n
revolution. But that any ono may see
for himself the facts in the case , it
would not be believed that in this city
and in this country after the warnings
in every novel and newspaper against
letter writing and against the betrayal
of olio's identity in compromising con
nections there would bo found so many
men who would put themselves com
pletely in
as her dupes did. There are the official
letter heads of the railways , municipal
officials nnd mercantile houses by which
these wooers are employed , tuid their
names are often signed in full , their
home affairs described at length , and
their address set down. Young men
write earnestly and sincorel.v , as
if to n relative or dear friend ,
and yet nearly all betray in
the same letters a vnguo fear that they
are being ImpOSCtl llpyjJ : "I hope you
are tolling mo the truth , " is a frequent
phrase. "Whenever I cull without
first bonding word , you are sure to bo
out ; I sometimes think you are not
honest with mo , " says one. "Your
shades were down again and so I did not
call , " says another , "but it seems to mo
they are down most of the time. " In
the same letters these simpletons send
various hums of money.
"I am only able to send you five dollars
lars , " says one ; "if that storekeeper
presses you , toll him you will have
money by Thursday , for I will biirely
get some for you by then. I have not
told you half the trouble the hole I am
in. But soon both of us will bo in better
circumstances. " Money rained in on
her in thcso letters , and how she bpent
it is told by her death from alcoholism ,
und by her sending odd presents and
and sums to her friends in her old vil
lage home.
At times she must have beenj luring
simultaneously many men into courtship
and possible matrimony. At the very
last there was an obtuso'old fellow anx
ious to let her bh.iro what ho had , and
he was nmazed at the cause of her death
and the revelation of her correspond-
once. For years other men had looked
to her as a confidant , a friend und a
sympathetic companion , to whom they
could boast of their successes in business
or carry their confession of rebuffs , mis
fortunes , errors and rcpinings. Many
were not blind to the way she deceived
them , but evidently sought to deceive
themselves , or to picture the case not as
bad on her side as they felt it must bo ,
for she must have been able to clear up
in their presence the doubts that as
sailed them when she dis
appointed them , or they re-
Jlectod on the oviconco they saw of her
treachery. In , all probability there was
no ono olb who pretended to sympa
thize with and feel a fondness for them.
That the was not wholly mercenary and
heartless , is shown bv her not having
attempted to blackmail them. She was
simply a good-natured , selfish , beautiful
animal , looking out for the comfort of
the moment , nnd never hoarding or
plotting against her future. Altogether
there have not been many such rough
exposures of the adventurously sentimental -
mental life us this girl's death has
brought about. CI < AUA BILU : : .
The Harvard annex lias had a very sub
sttuithil growth. The original intention of
thu society Unit started the movement eight
years HRO was not to build up u collcg for
women , but simply to repeat for women the
collegiate Instruction that was already pro
vided for men by Harvard college. It was
not intended to create a college , but a college
has been created.
iipvir/\ > M Ai.TlVrb r nnrno
The Feast of the Flowers A Pen
Picture of Floral Boauty.
The Tnx on FlowcrH A WnvliiRHcn of
Popples A Kolxt ritiR Oniuc
How Ilulltnlliitdift Practiced
Among the OrennerH.
HVlfrIIor / UK SiuiiMl/ f.
A sparkling , cricu morning titulwith
the blood tingling through our veins
from pleasant excitement and nntioipa-
pation , wo set forth to enjoy la fiesta dc
la llorcs ( the fount of the flowery ) , these
hrilliant nnd lovely productions of the
country being displayed in picturesque
stalls and booths along the banks of In
viga ( the canal ) and coqucttishly toss
ing their pretty heads from gaily draped
boat and gondola. As we go , bands of
music past ) us on their way toblend har
monious strains of music with the sweet
odors of this tiny of the flow
ers. Gallop to the dainty fair , gay
hortes mounted by gayer caballoroH
going to smile upon the ladies who , in
their turn , go in pretty , fresh costumes
to put , ' 'so like a woman , " the flowers
to blush. The sun has collected all of
his glittering , early morning beams ,
blended them into ono mighty , golden
whole , and suffused the day and scene
with it. Wo pass the old , ruined , stuc
coed walls of u castle ,
OXCK iNHAiirrri ) I Y COUTKS ,
but a sudden turn in the road puts an
end to retrospect and discloses the
canal in gala dress , "like a thing of
fairy creation rather than the work of
mortal hands. " Up and down for half
u inilu or more , walk and- drive
the throng of pleasure seekCrs.
while in the * flower garlanded booths
and dewy leaved decorated stalls , stand
pretty Indian girls selling the national
beverage , pulque , and radishes , which
are dexterously cut bv clover hands into
perfect semblances of full blown roses.
The boats used on the canal for carry
ing merchandise are long , wide and flat
bottomed , propelled by polos. Thot-e
used for pleasure rides , possess two rows
of cloth covered seats and are protected
from the sun by gay awnings , something
after the style of Venetian gondolas.
Skirting the canal is the piiseo dc la
Viga , the once aristocratic drive of the
city , resorted to by the fashionable ones
during Lent because of its seclusion. It
is a flue , tree-lined drive dignilied by a
eolo&sal bust of Guatemo/.in ,
so treacherously murdered by Cortes ,
who is so charmingly depicted by Low
Wallace in his novel , "A Fair God/ '
These ( lowers are'brought from the
chinampas , or the once "floating gar-
dons"of LakesCliale7mnd Xochimilcoto
which the canal leads by pretty turns and
twists , rippling undeV massive stone
bridges ladened with ancient inscrip
tion and murmuring through the grated
archway of la garUa ( custom bouse ) .
Hero a'tax i& levied and collected on
every flower , or vegetable brought into
the federal district. From here the
canal broadens into a clearer stream
whereon lie the round leaves of aquatic
plants , cheerily enters broad fields soon
interlacing and connecting the gardens.
As wo have left the tiesta so far behind ,
let us visit these famed cultivated plots
of ground , but as we approach them it is
necessary to change our boat for a
smaller ono in order to penetrate _ the
narrow waters surrounding and nourish
ing them. Togo bad ; a little , these gar
dens were moro numerous and moro
beautiful in the Aztec time , not only here
but they existed also in lake To/.cuco.
They wore simply constructed by plac
ing layers of turf on the matted
aquatic vegetable growths to a height
of several feet above the water , being
held fast by piercing each ono with a
long willow pole to the bottom , which
took root. Their "cultivators livca
then , as to-day , on them. Each garden
is from ono to two hundred feet long ,
by fifty to one hundred broad.
Slowly wo thread our watery way
amongst calla lilies and the drooping
branches of low growing trees , in and
out among the gardens , laughingly
pushing their banks to see if they will
move , but they no longer rebound to
the curious touch. Several of
the largo city markets are
( supplied from hero witli flowers and
vegetables carried before daybreak in
boats which arc artistically loaded the
night before and kept fresh by night
dews. Whole gardens flourish the wet ,
curling leaves of lettuce , from big to
little plants , and delicious is it , eaten
right hero with the wnow crown of
1 * jfUCIllipwbi % < t ibilj ; C'UOiiuji I'lCu&i/kj
over it for a fresh salad. Other gardens
cultivate only flowers , ono being
of tossing , bright-hued poppies , an
other of sweot-peas sprinkling the air
with tender perfume , reminding us of
our grandmother's gardens , where
Spanish was never spoken , and where
women never putted the aromatic cigar
ette. Yet another one cultivating pink
and white roses , while for a back
ground to all this loveliness is a inng-
niflcont , snow-capped , volcanic moun
tain range. With our boats well laden
with these pretty trifles of nature , wo
land at the typical Indian village of
Santa Anita , swarming with half clad
men and women , as well as a multitude
of thin , hungry , fox-faced dogs who
sniff , with a lick of the chops , at your
somewhat trembling ankles. Hero wo
athirst for red and white pulque and
hunger for hot tamalcs , both of which
we enjoy while listening to a band of
strolling musicians and watching the
high-heeled , white , satin-booted _ C'ar-
mcns dance to their perfect time , mid&t
clack of castinnts.i
Twilight guide's us homeward through
la Viga , idly wo lounge in the boat
while slowly leaving the gardens behind
us , passing Indian families sculling
homeward from market through the
soft night ; pass gay parties of revellers
sending forth sweet notes from mando
lin and guitarra. Past tourists also ,
watching oven .tho roadside pig with
gloomy expectations and curious foreign
grunts and burrowlngs. "Over all
hangs the rich pilrplo eve , " and in this
deep twilight shade rises sublimely the
still rObO-L-olored Humuiit of Pojwcatc-
potl. , ,
Midway down the stream are the
grounds of that'club ' devoted to the por-
feeling of ' } |
known as colorii , ( literal translation ,
bull-tailing ) a game lacking oven the
dignity of a bull light as well as its
picturesqoness. Wo once witnessed
this club give an exhibition of their
prowess in the art of tail milling at u
llesta in honor of the birthday of Pres
ident Porlirio Dins. The entertainment
was given on the racing ground of the
jockey club , members of which club , it
will bo remembered entertained Mr.
Sedgwiek" so liberally from the cornu-
eopi'v of spirituous plenty. The day
opened with inferior horse racing , after
the completion of which , a long and
narrow space was fenced off and n young
bull omitted like a big simrlc of fury ,
at the upper end , followed by members
of the Tail club , and on this occasion
their friends , who consented to appear
in bouoc ol the president , All well
mounted on fiery steeds dowp the in-
closure streaked niter the bull , who , us
they tear past , they must , with bomo
skill catch by the tall , so twisting that
member round the manly leg that the
unlucky creature rolls over and over. If
ho is not injured , ho will rise with a
stupid , bewildered air , only to
bo re-rolled by the next suc
cessful tall pullet * . In a
frightened string , fly by the bulls pur
sued by excited gentlemen. The bund
plays triumphant music nnd ladles in
Parisian toilets applaud these dashing
tallpullcrs and hope that thu president
will enjoy many another such u day.
of even less ennobling nature is in
dulged in for which it would be dllllcult
to Und a name. A certain number of
hens are captured nnd planted just so
far apart up to their necks in sand.
Then mounted horsemen rapidly ui > -
preach the poor , little red-combed
heads , skillfully leun over their horses ,
pulling u hen from out the sand. Ho
who successfully docs this can have the
hen if he can protect hur from the other
riders , who make frantic plunges nnd
dives after her , often rending her wing
and leg , until there is nothing left but
a few blood-stained , speckled feathers.
It reminds ono of women pulling their
pretty next-door neighbor to pieces ,
with their tongues of course.
With some shnmc , be it known , und
considcaublo enjoyment wo once or
Thcso places are generally opened dur
ing a gambling or religious fiesta und
are well patronised. You may bo fami
liar with such pits surrounded by rows
of raised scuts ; and the queer , rickety
little band stand , occupied by ragged ,
out of tune players. Vicious cocks are
tied by the leg to the seats in among the
patrons of this beautiful amusement ,
lustily crowing for their turn to come ,
either to win or to die. Mexicans
stand excitedly round the jilt betting on
this proud cock and Hinging within with
emphatic shrugs , the silver dollars.
After weighing each one a long , sharp
steel spur'is tied on amidst the pulling
out of their feathers , to make them
more valiant , us they say of the bulls
when prodding them with iron hooks
before entering the ring. Nowaway
they go at each other , the little spur
glittering first here , und then there.
It does one good to see so much fight.
They are well matched and do not kill
each other as soon as desired , simply be-
coino exhausted so that their owners
tenderly raise them , und opening their
beaks blow down their throats. This
fresh air impregnated , ono would judge ,
with much spirit , thus reviving them ,
and they light again until one falls a
victim to the spur of the other.
Since congress annulled the law
against bull lighting within the federal
district , several pla/.as do toros ( bull
rings ) are in course of construction in
the city limits. One on thu Paseo is
completed , and furnishes amusement
for the people not only by sunlight but
by electric light at night.
Such are the various sports of our
sunny neighbor , Mexico.
The Southern Presbyterian church is ap
pealing for funds to prosecute missionary
work umoiig the negroes.
It has been decided thut the general con
ference of the Methodist Episcopal church
sliull bo held in New York city , beginning ou
the 1st of next May.
It is probable that before many years the
venurablo Monumental church of Richmond ,
Vn. , will become the cathedral of the Episco
pal diocese of Virginia.
Hov. O. Wulkcrof , Now London , Connhas
n great record as an industrious preacher.
He has been absent from his pulpit only two
Sundays in thirty-five yeais.
The Young Men's Christinn association cel
ebrated their Tlmiiksgivingover the fact that
the good people of that city raised fJH.OOO
for them to pay off their indebtedness.
There uro inutiy people who think that be
fore many years the non-Episcopal protest-
unt denominations will recognize the neces
sity and value of assistant ministers in largo
city churches.
An extraordinary effort was made this
J'vnr t9 increase the "Peter's Pen < ; Q" collec
tions in the New York diocese. That it was
successful is shown from the amount stated
to have been received $3)1,055.07. )
The Misses Drexcl , daughters of the Into
P. A. Drexcl , hove returned to Philadeldhia
from a visit to various Roman Ctitholic mis
sions among the Indians. They were much
interested in the work of the missionaries ,
and gave * J1)KXX ) ( ) for its furtherance.
In the kingdom of Wurtemburg , Germany ,
75 per cent of the population were protestants -
ants in 1S4U , and only 22 per cent were Cath
olics. Since then , and especially during the
last ten years , there has hcen a large increase
in the Catholic population. According to rc-
cout statistics for every thirty-live Catholics
that became protestants there are sixty prot-
cstunts who have become Catholics.
The proposed now Leo Homo for Gorman
Catholic immigrants , to bo located near
L'ustlo Garden , New York city , will soon
materialize , as nearly fi.'i.OOO have been re
ceived by the treasurer of the fund , Vicur
General Aluchlsicpen , of. St. Louis , Mo. Tiic
fund is the result of Jubilee collections in
German Catholic churches throughout the
country. The Irish-American jubilee collec
tions uro sent to Rome.
The liaptists of Canada have agreed to ac
cept Mr. McMaster's bequest of three quar
tern of a million of dollars on the testator's
terms. The money is to bo used In founding
a university. With a view to this sumo end
a charter has been grunted by the Ontario
legislature for the union of the Toronto and
Woodstock colleges. Whether the now uni
versity will bo located at Woodstock or in
Toronto is to bo determined at a special ses
sion of the board of homo missions.
The Germans of Bohemia belonging to the
Romish Catholic church urn reported to be
alarmed because of the decreasing number of
their clergy. Of the 1(15 ( students at thu sem
inary ut Prague , according to a recent cen
sus , only twenty-seven wcro Germans. At
Lcitmoritz there w : ro only forty-four Ger
mans to sixty-sovcn Czechs. At Hudweis
there wcro 105 Czechs und seventeen Ger
mans. At Ivonigsgratz l'J2 Czechs and twelve
Germans. Total , 4IIJ Czechs ami 100 Ger
mans. According to the proportion of Ger
mans to Czechs , woich is thirty-seven to six-
ty.tlirce , there ought to bo 11)5 ) German and
. ' 135 Czech students.
1515 Douglas Street 1515
Next to Hospe's Art Store.
Gents' hand sewed shoe , f'j , This shoe is positively worth f5
Gents' hand sewed French calf shoe , f 3.26 , worth fS in any btore in the country.
Men's heavy sewed buckle shoe , f 1.20 , worth f Z.M.
Men's hand sewed calf shqcs , fU.OO , worth $7.00. These arc made by the best work
men.Men's low shoes in all styles of the finest of calf , hand scwcdi $2 , worth a $5 bill.
Choice of the finest low shoes made , f2.75 , worth f0.
Gents' alligator slipper , 80c , worth 12.00. ,
Gent's finest of alligator and velvet slippers , $1.00 , worth | 2. GO. This slipper is made
of the choicest of alligator skins , is kid lined , hand welt , The velvet slipper is made ol
fine silk velvet , embroidered in silk in Kensington styles.
Men's calf boots , $1.115 , which arc positively worth sfit.OO.
Men's tongue boot" , $2.15 , worth $ I ,
Men's kip boots , $140 , worth $2,75.
Men's grain leather bootsf$3,00 , worth $7.00. Thckc arc made of the best of Phisler St
Vogcl grain leather , arc2d inches high and guaranteed to keep out the water as well as
rubber You could not posbiblv get a better boot made to order.
Ladies' extra high cut shoes. , 20 buttons high , 1.20. This bhoc is worth ? 3.00 the
world over Is made of fine curaco.t kid in the latest &tyle.
Ladies' pebble shoe $1 25 , worth $3.00.
Ladies'finest Tampico goat shoe , $1,75orth $3.75.
Ladies' toe slippers , 25coitli75c. .
Ladies' finest American kid gipsy cut sandal , 10 buttons high velvet front , f 1.G5
worth $ -1.00. This is the latest style in the cast.
Ladies' kid button shoe , worked button holes , , $1.10 , worth $3.00.
Remember the place , and don't be misled
by dealers who make it a special business to
have what they call an assignee or bankrupt
sale , but merely keep goods to palm off on the
unsuspecting public.
Ours is the genuine assignee sale.
We have come to stay only until our stock is
closed , but immediately aftsr the expiration of
ten days we will sell the stock to dealers.
Yours , respectfully ,
Remember the place ,
1515 Douglas Street 1515
toHosi _ > e's ! Art Store.
Family files , Photograph and Scrap Albums ,
Books for Children and Adults/Writing Desks ,
Fancy and Office Baskets ,
And a Large Assortment of Xmas Cards
and Novelties , for sale by i
HJ.&S.W. Jones , 1522DoMas !
I1&YOU1 ,
1211 and 1213 Farnam Street
i ]
Carpets , Stoves ,
We will place on sale a nice line of Silver Knives and Forks ,
Carving SetsManicure Sets. Fine Pocket Cutlery , Dessert
and Table Spoons , Fine Plated Spoons , Scissors ,
Shears , etc , , etc.
Our prices will surprise you and the quality of our goods w
please you. "We have hundreds of other articles too nu
merous to mention. Every article warranted.
F. V. ATWATER&COJ603-5 Howard-st.