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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE : SUNDAY , DECEMBER 18 , 1887L BIXTEEN PAGES.
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Weltoii's Poetical Works. . Dante. Illustrated , Chamber's Buskin's .Works Encyclopedia
Byron's Poetical Works. Lady of the Lake , Illustrated. Victor Hugo's Works
Lucille , Illustrated. Holmes' Novels
Tennyson's Poetical ' Novels , -
Tennyson , Illustrated. Flemming's
. ' Poetical Works. '
Browning's Irving's Works
Byron , Illustrated. Burns , Illustrated '
' . Dickeu's Works
Longfellow's Poetical Works.
. Lalla Rookk , Illustrated. George Eliott's Works
Shakespears Poetical Works.
Sketch Book. Irving , Illustrated. Cooper's Works
Waverly Novels , set. History of Our Own Times
Whittiers' Poems. Bret Harte's Poems. The Works of Oliver Wendel Holmes , set. . Epochs of Modern History
Lucy Larcom's Poems. Gary's Poems. Shakespeare , sets. E. P. Foe ; set Epochs Plutarch's of Ancient Lives- History
Holme's Poems. Burn's Poems McCauley's England , set. Purgatory and Paradise
' , . . ' . Gibbon'Rome , set. Milton's Paradise Lost
Edwin Arnold's Foe in sE. A. Foe's Poems. Dante's Inferno
Red Letter Poems. Hume's History of England ; set. Bible Gallery ii Dore"
Frescott's Works ; set. La Fontaine's Fables
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HONEY FOU THE LADIES.
Spanish girdles arc exceedingly fashion-
Bonnets for afternoon teas , weddings mid
receptions ure nearly all white.
Cloth iirincosso gowns demand trimming of
fur as their make-up forbids drapery.
Black lynx is thu favorite fur of matrons
and elderly maids who cannot afford soul ,
Walking shoos of Angora kid , made over
lasts delightfully big and square-toed , are
Some damsels nro comforted when they
hear a person spoken of u.s "a man after their
own heart. "
For very little folk , hoods of chinchilla ,
with lining and loops of shell pink are the
Wo are promised in the near future now
gloves of the favorite tan and gray , wholly
Husbands.aro now said to write "W. P. " in
the corner of their letters , which means
"Wife permitting. "
Half-low shoes of bron7C , patent leather
French kid or suede , are preferred to slip
pers for evening war ,
Some of the new silk stockings for wear at
balls and operas are open worked and em
broidered with tinsel.
Trained princesso dresses of velvet , over
'petticoats of moire , are the rage for elegant
reception and dinner costumes.
People who have never watched a woman
drive a horse have missed a great deal that
tends to make this life amusing.
The Now York Association of Collegiate
Alumnae nro described collectively as a
"well-groomed" sot of women.
The wife of the president of the French re
public is a thoroughly domestic woman , de
voted to her children and to the church.
Hats are segregating themselves into dis
tinct species low , with wide brims , and
Btceplc-like , with a bare suspicion of projec
The Ago of. Women Is the title of a forth
coming magazine. Wo venture the predic
tion that the editor will not dure to give it
CSmnrt looking fur capes nro cither plas
trons acres the chest or in shape of n habit
skirt , with epaulets and loops of cord passe
Lower skirts nro plain and stright , without
foot pleating , and often bordered with n deep
band of velvet or brocade , above which ap
pears braid or passementerie.
AH kinds of furs will bo acceptable as holi
day presents , but sets of the fox furs , black
and silver , red , blue , and gray , are the llrst
favorites with young women.
It Is computed that there are nearly a thou
sand women in Iowa who own farms , and
give them their" personal attention. Only
eighteen of thcso farms are motgaged.
When a girl wears n flower garniture to
her ball dress she uses the pcrfumo of the
lower ( lower that , forms the bouquet , gar-
lauds , and purure or spray for the hair.
Mature women wear wide bonnet strings
Folded narrow , and tied in long loops that
ire pulled out to the ear and pinned with
lewollcd pins , leaving ends couspieouslj
Miss Mary J. Colnmdn is registrar of deeds
In Clay county , Kan. Deeds must bo clcau
M a pin whoa she takes hold of themand she
knows a good title from a false one when she
A western paper nays that some education'
Mints are questioning thnu&cfuliicss of Vas
> ar college , Against them uro arrayed in one
solid mas a tlio [ fain manufacturers of the
Ttrti new-rut fancy in pcrfumo sots for the
lollcl tublo In to have the glass bottles en
timed In mutnl cavern , imitating n picco ol
cloth tlull around the irix'k with a blver 01
A Immlsomu Spanish opera cloak fron
Worth's house In Purl * is made ofvlilto am
johl bmcatollu lined throughout with prim
rose plu&h and edged with a wide border o
Dstrleh feather bunds.
A Louisiana lady of aristocratic rearing
who was nnca famous for her wealth and tin
number of her slaves' , now earns a few ccnti
a Uay by picking cotton on the plantation tUa
was her own bnfora the war.
Hnlva Loolr.vood sr.ys.nhe doc not wan
Iho nomination for president from the Ka
iouiil' WOUIUK SufTornga association n s
year , but that Miss Anthony and Mrs. Lucy
Stone are both fighting for it.
Colored silk gauze lace trimmed handker
chiefs nro made to do duty as fancy lamp
shade covers by cutting a hole in the center
for the chimney to pass through , and trim
ming the same with lace to match the border.
When a man comes homo latoatuight.aftcr
working hard all the evening at the ofllco on
the books , it is mean for his wife to require
him to say , 'Should such a shai > cly sash
shabby stitches show ? " before sho. will un
bolt the front.door.
All street jackets have some some sort of
braiding. The handsomest show tinsel
braiding on the waistcoats , but very popular
are those of dark blue , edged all around with
a cording of block astrakhan and black braid
ing of richand , heavy design.
Bridesmaids' ' dresses are of whlto satin.
An overdress of some light materials , point
'csprit or embroidered silo mull , is usually
worn. The corsages are in best taste when
ligh , but V-cut bodices nro not infrequent.
They are never very decolletto.
United States Marshal Gordon , of Trenton ,
N. J. , lias appointed his daughterAlphonsino
M. Gordon , as his deputy. The mhrshal has
been too ill for several months to attend to
the duties of the otllcc , and his daughter has
full power. Shu is but out of her tcen prutty ,
Mrs. Smith ( to Mrs. Jones' servant girl )
'What ' do you want ! " Servant Girl "Mrs.
Jones sends her regards and says would you
bo so kind as to count your children and see
if you haven't got one too many , ns our Kitty
hasn't come homo and suhool has been out
two hours. "
The favorite jewel ornaments for Christ
mas gifts are diamonds or ' 'roso diamonds"
paste brilliants in the form of suns , stars ,
crescents , flowers , butterflies , and loaves or <
balls or other forms , mounted on hairpins ,
which can be utilized for other purposes as
well as coiffure. >
The loveliest evening dress for a tall and
handsome brunette 's one made of shot silk ,
the colors changing from orange to palo lemon
and pink. Over this drapery of amber
dotted tulle , looped with agraffes of amber
and pink crystal beads , and rain fringes fall
ing over cgscades of lace.
Ilibbon braces for trimming simple cor
sages are very pretty and effective. The
ribbon is usually of moire and fastens on the
shoulder in a simple knot. At the waist in
the b.ick the braces terminate in a knot and
a number of loops. In front they finish with
n shower of long loopo and ends which fall
low on the skirt.
Oversklrts are nearly straight by consequence
quence very full at the top where they nro
stoutly pleated at front and side , and so
deeply at the back that the folds reach the
suirt hem. For looping ono or two big
pleats each side take the plaeo of the multi
tude of irregular ones seen and wrestled
with this live years past.
Miss Prime Philosophers disagree as to
which period of life seems the longest to man
kind. What is your opinion , doctor ! Doc
tor ( meditatively ) Well , it varies. In
women , for instance , the longest generally is
between twenty-nine and thirty. I ( .know In
my wife's case ten years elapsed between her
twenty-ninth and thirtieth birthday.
Mrs. York is a practical little woman with
no nonsense about her. * 'My dear , how shall
I leave you } " said York , when a ( It of the
gout , and consequent limitation of liquor , had
reduced him to a state of morbid melan
cholia. "My love , " was the sympathetic
reply , "leave me as comfortable as you can. "
The Now York World recently related the
story of a young lady cast suddenly upon her
own resources who know tww to do nothing
under the sun but give dinner parties. This
she tu'-ned to account by selling her services
us dinner director , first to her friends ol
more prosperous days. She now has a clleii'
tollo which enables her to live comfortable.
Hortcnso Bertraml , daughter of Count
Bcrtrand , the most faithful of Napoleon' *
friends. Is still living in Paris. She ucconi
pan led nor father and mother to St. Helena
The emperor taught the little Hortenso hci
catechism and she made her llrst communion
at the hands of the same ubbo who lulmlnls
tered the last sacrumcut to the dying Nape
Mrs. Frances E. Wlllard , president of tin
National Women's Chrisiuin Temperance-
Union , has Just written a narrative of tlu
rise and an explanation of the purjKiHO of thli
organization , which Is by far the largest so
cicty of women ever formed , It has it mom
bcrship of ' . ' 00,000 , , taking in almobt everj
state and territory and innst foreign coun
tries.A very pretty anil simple dross is of Gobo- ,
lln blue cashmere , the plain silk trimmed
with a deep row of brown braiding of the
sort that conies in patterns ready to be np-
pllqucd. The long curtain draperies ore of
the untrimmcd cashmere , and. the plain
basque bodice has the brown braid uppliqucd
back and front in V shape , the colhusand
cuffs being also braided.
Aunt Huttio North , who recently died in
Troy , Kas. , was thought by those who know
her best to bo fully 117 years old. She was a
colored woman , and remembered living in
St. Louis when the city was a French trad
ing post , with very few houses. She often
related incidonts.that occurred a full century
ago , and as she novcr how to read it , was
thought that she spoke from actual experi
Wedding parties all In white are at pres
ent preferred , but at a recent onq where the
bridq and all her maiden train were brun-
uottc's' , nil but she wcro in palo pink. The
ilalu waists and V-cut bodices were of pink
inoiro , and thcso were draped and trimmed
, vith the softest and palest of pink silk mull.
Each bridesmaid carried a huge bunch of
American beauty roses , tied with floating
inolro ribbons of the prevailing color.
An old woman who has just died at San
Antouia , Xacatechas , is said to have quite a
romnntie history. It is said that formerly
she pursued the unlawful vocation of u high
way robber. She used to mount on horse
back and stop the stage , pistoli n hand , and
several times succeeded in robbing the pas
sengers. She always eluded justice , but
lately , when railroads wcro built in the state ,
she abandoned her unlawful calling and re
tired to private life.
Mantels , rcdlngotes , and nowmnrkcts , pop
ular as they are , are by no means exclusively
worn. Jackets still hold 'thai * own , and ap
pear in tempting variety. They are gener
ally close fitting , though the double-breasted
Battenburg , the Norfolk , and the Paris
blouse are to bo found in many kinds of ma
terials. Stockinette jackets abound , and
some of these are very warm , being fleece-
lined , thus enabling the wearer to defy the
The salons of New York most worthy the
name are these of the literary women.
Among these the corresoondents mention
Mrs. Mary L. Booth , Kuto Sunborn , Mmo.
Demorcst , Mrs. Martha J. Lamb , Mrs. Croly ,
Mas. Frank Leslie , Miss Laura C. Holloway
and Lilllo Dcvereux Blake. The same corre
spondents irreverently says that the political
salon in New York is out of the question ,
"partly from the naturoof New York iwlitics.
and partly because the w > inan who could
hold one has not yet appeared. " " *
The tailors are making for the severe
weather costumes that go by the name of
Spanish polonaises. 'These have a perfectly
plain silk skirt of cither dark blue , gray ,
green , brown , dark red or black , and on the
edge is set u box plaiting two inches wide of
broadcloth of the sumo color. The polonaise
is a long undrapcd garment of the broadcloth
which shows only the merest edge of the
pleating beneath. Most of them are severely
plain in style , having no fullness in the
back and cut to fit over the moderate tour-
nurc.APcoria bcllo went to the Knights ol
Labor ball the other night. Her brother had
taken her to the ball and then gone nwuy.
The girl wore a now pair m shoes.which were
about two sizes too small. The heat of the
ball-room soon began to toll and gradually
her feet began to swell and the pain became
unbearable. Going to an unti room she tool )
off her shoes , when her feet suddenly puffed
to an enormous size. Shotried every means ,
but to no avail , and , worst of all , horibrothei
could not bo found. She was obliged to walk
home in her stocking feet.
Among the many clovor'devlccs for giving
variety to plain dresses is to cut the bodice
front out slightly at the throat and trim it
with a small mediei collar. There are then
prepared half a dozen inside collars of vurl
ous shades of irah to wear with it * Thesn
uro made by laying upon the foundation ol
stiff muslin half u dozen overlapping folds ol
the surah mid adding a tiny chemisette of the
surah shirml. This color closes In the bacV
where the Juncture Is concealed by the medic :
collar of the waist and may bo made of blacli
for btreet wear , and of blue , white , straw
berry or Charles X pink for the house.
The Balteiiburg style of embroidery is
among the nowest. It is formed with braid
and resembles guipure laco. Among othoi
adaptations it is found suited for Churcli
uses , as In ultur cloth.
MUSICAL AND DRAMATIC.
Mrs. Langtry will spend the summer in
Fauro , the baritone , is going to Vienna to
sing in opera and concert.
Will H. Bray , the minstrel , will sail from
San Francisco to Australia about Now Year's.
George H. Jessup , a graduate of Trinity
college , Dublinis , writing a new play for Mrs.
Joseph Jefferson will go to his Louisiana
plantation this weekto remain 'there until
Mrs. James Brown-Potter has announced
that she Is going to play Lady Macbeth. The
costumes have already been ordered.
Adelinn Patti's concert at the Paris Opera
Comiquo , on Friday , for the booellt of the
French hospital in London , drew an immense
Kate Forsytho aas returned to Now York
from San Francisco , and will leave for Eu
rope immediately after the holidays in search
of n new play.
Mrs. Cleveland has always shown a par
tiality for pretty actresses and good actors.
She loves to go to the theater to see a good
play or a popular star.
The boy pianist , Josef Hofmnnn , is to re
ceive $25,000 for his season's work , and all
his expenses and these of his father are defrayed -
frayed by his manager.
"Le Syndic do Vcrono , " a now opera com-
Iquo by MM. Albert Geres and Henri Glen-
tat , has been put in rehearsal at the Theatre
Uoyul of Liege , in Belgium.
' The gross receipts of the engagements of
Booth and Barrettand Mr. Henry Irving nt
the Chestnut Street opera house , Philadel
phia , reached nearly 1100,000.
Herr Nlemann is to be defendant in a suit
for $10,000. It appears ho played poker with
Frederick Wolfe and subsequently spoke of
him as u gambler hence the trouble.
In Lizzie Evans' now play "Our Angel , "
the villain pursues her through four acts and
then is hanged while the heroine sings and
dances the audience into a frenzy of delight.
' Coquelln has been giving six performances
in Budo-Pcsth. the Hungarian capital , with
the usual results viz : the multitudinous
audiences , deafening acclaim and the presen
tation of the time worn silver laurel wreath.
"Lo Kol Koko" is the name of a three-act
vaudeville by M. Alexandro Blsson , which
has been brought out at the Theatre do la
Renaissance in Paris. The Ashantoo
king in native costume is shown on a visit to
I Massenet's "Lo CId. ' has been coolly re-
celvod ut the Koynl Vienna opera house. It
was a grand success for the scenp painters ,
thecostumers and the singers , but the music
was condemned as hollow , artificial and rcm-
| The queen of Spain bos fallen In love with
the art of song , and is'jtaking lessons from
the baritone , NapoletUf Verger , who sixteen
years ago was a member of the concert
troupe that visited Aiqorica with Mlle Chris
tine Nilsson. < f\\ \
Considerable interest attached to Clara
Morris' recent pngagc-ment at Harrisburg ,
Pa. , from the fact that it was the great act
ress' first visit to that'city , although It is the
birthplace of her mother. She received a
perfect ovation. - (
Henry Irving Is the , most scholarly looking
of all living actors. Ho is us much inferior
to Booth as an actor as ho is superior to him
as a manager and mobtpr of stagecraft. 1'ho
chief fault of Irving' * acting is too little na
ture and too much ur.tj
Mile. Van Eondt , who has entirely recov
ered from her recent Illness , will appear in
"Lakmo" ut Budo-Pcsth , January 15. At
present she Is filling nn engagement in
Vienna , and later she will sing "Ophelia"
for the first time ut Nice.
In order to try the extent to which a tragic
actress is moved by the whirl of stage pas
sion , Sara Bcrnhardt's pulse was once tested
at the win ; : * Immediately after a scene of
great intensity. It ticked us regularly and
normally as an eight-day clock.
Mr. Joseph Murphy , the comedian , ij
about to take a long rest from the stage , and
will travel In Kuropa and otherwlbo court
leisure for a year at the close of this season.
During fifteen years of continued work the
actor 1ms accumulated a largo fortune.
Mmo. Gerster will probably sirs only onrb
moro during her sjxy in America. That will
bo on the xcasJ n of a monster complimen
tary benefit in Now York which Mr. Abbey
will tender her in her own name. She has
determined to abandon America for the time
being ; und it is not probable that her voice
will again bo heard upon the concert stage.
Miss Sarah Jowett writes to Manager
Palmer from Clifton Springs , N. Y. , thnt she
is very much improved in health , notwith
standing the relapse which followed the re
cent publication of a cruel yarn regurdingher
und the consequent scundul which surrounded
her name , and she hopes to resume her posi
tion on the stage toward the end of the sea
son or the beginning of next.
Mrs. Langtry is particularly partial to the
moonstone , and owns ono of the most beauti
ful of its kind known to connoisseurs. It is
largo and of oval-shape , almost transparent ,
and flushes the colors of the opal under cer
tain lights. Its beauty is enhanced by a
setting of small diamonds , which brings out
its transparency , und its owner asserts that
she always succeeds best in her play when
she wcnrs this ornament , which is used as a
pin uuild luce ruflles.
Mr. George M. Ciprlola , on actor who loft
the stage on account of an unfortunate acci
dent , and has since last spring been running
a school of elocution in Minneapolis , hus
fully recovered his health , and will return to
the boards the coming your to appear as
Hamlet , .Macbeth , Othello , Homeo , etc. Mr.
Cipricio. who is to bo' known ns the "West
ern Tragedian , " will shortly appear in St.
Paul and Minneapolis in readings.
Mmc. Modcsku ] is going abroad to sell her
properties situated in Crucow and Takopauo.
She has become so thorough an American
citizen that she wants all her interests cen
tered in the United States. When nil the
actress'property in Earopo is disposed of
she will play a season in Uussia , Germany
und Poland , and In Kussia und Germany she
will use her present company , speaking in
the native language herself , while the
company will use homo bred Anglo-Saxon.
An English builder of theatres has invented
a panic lock for threutro doors. It is con
tained in u panel which occupies a largo sur
face on the msido of the door , anel any one
coming in contact with the door must press
the panel , upon which the door opens in
stantly. It is impossible for the doors of a
building fitted with this lock to bo fastened
so thnt egress is prevenlcd , but from the outside -
side no entrance is possible except with a
regulur key. Terry's theutro in London has
been fitted throughout with the new lock.
Chicago is to have a now opera house ,
called "Tho Auditorium , " with frontages on
Michigan avenue , Congress street and Wabash -
bash avenue , the total of the frontages being
Toy feet. The opera house proper will bo
located in the center of the buildlng.-which
is to include a hotel ten stories hlKh , with ' .too
rooms , und n tall lower , fourteen stories high ,
in which business oOlccs will bo installed.
There will bo ti.OOO scuts in the body of the
opera houso. The place will bo lighted by
electricity , will bo fireproof , and is to bo
equipped with a stage that will embody every
device that has proven successful In the
opera houses of Europe. The oullay for Iho
building is estimate nt $3,000,000.
The European career of Tcresina Tua , tha
young Italian viollniste. has been n remark
able ono. On July 23,18SO , when she was but
thirteen years old , she won the grand prUo
nt the Paris Conservatoire , Ambrolso ,
Thomas , and Godard being the Jury. In
Germany arlisls like Joachim and Hurtslick
were were admirers. The epjcen of Spain
made hcrcourtviolijiisto and the Queen of
Ituly decorated her with Iho order ol "Slella
d'ltulia. " The Queen mother of Spain gave
her a genuine Amuli violin , on which she
pluys in her concerts. The prince of Wales
sent her a gold violin studded withdiumonds.
ho emperor of Kussia n valuable diamond , !
and so on through a long lists of nobles. Bu-
SignorlnaTcreaitia Tua's , American mana
gcr has given her up as a bad speculation.
The fair violinist's concerts have not paid as
it was expected they would. A few eluys ago
her manager paid her $5,000 lo release him
from his onerous and unprofitable duties , nnd
turned overall his contnifls to her.
Putli left London on the 12th hist , for Lis
bon , where Mio is to give A c.i&on of opura ,
opening with "Trnviata ; " A London corre
spondent says of Tier now dro-sist The whlto
satin train , covered witli numulllaii , its fleecy
soft tulle front with fringe * of petirli. and silver -
ver threads , for the firat act of Verdi'
U superb , in the second act she will wear a
Louis XVI. house dress , made of satin , cov
ered with gauze , embroidered in all color' ,
mingling with hand.puintPd flowers. The
satin train Is palo giuun. The wliitq drosj in
thi ) third net is cmbioldercil with forget-me-
uotb und velvet rotus. Thu train is looped
with clusters of the same , of artistical splen
dor. Her dress for "Lucia1' is white und
green satin , embroidered in pearls. Silver
tulle is sot aside for ' ! ! Puritan ; " for "Cris-
pine , " yellow satin ; for ' 'nigoletto , " pale
blue corded silk ; for "Tho Barber of Se
ville , " shrimp velvet , with black lace ; for
"Lakmo , " white embroidered crejKj do chine.
All the Jewell were inudo here in heavy gold.
For "Traviatu. " the diva had three sets of
Jewels reset. She Is to sing in Madrid and
Lisbon until ' April , when she goes to Ulo
Thirty-five tons is the estimated weight of
the telescope mounted hi the Lick Observa
tory at Mount Hamilton.
A now academy and technical school for
homeless and destitute boys is shortly to be
established in San Jose.
There nro opportunities for young men and
yonng women to go to China and Japan , sus
tain themselves by teaching.
President Barnard , of Columbia college ,
has promulgated the new rules , and the
marking system in that institution is no
In the records of Cambridge university ,
England , has been found a valuable autograph
of John Harvard , the father of Harvard uni
The late James M. Pierce of San Diego ,
Cal. , at his death left n fortune of over ? 100-
000 to found und support u school for home
less boys und girls. ,
The Sun Diego college company has filed
articles of incorporation. The capital stock
is $200,000 , divided into 2,000 shares , all of
which have been subscribed.
Prof. Francis Wayland , of Ynlo university ,
has been elected u fellow of Brown univer
sity , Providence , It. I. Prof. Wuylund's
father was president of Brown for twenty-
Miss Helen A. Slater , professor of mathe
matics in Wollcsloy college Is to become act
ing president of the institution on the retire
ment of President Alice E. Freeman , who
will soon retire.
An unknown frlond has given Yule college -
lego $125,000. to bo expended in building a
recreation hall. The now building will bo
placed on the campus , near the corner of College -
lego and Chapel streets.
The centennial anlversary of the birth of
Hov. Thomas B. Galliiudet , LL. D. , the
founder of the American asylum for deaf
mutes , the first institution of its kind in
America , occurred Saturday , December 10.
Prof. Fechner , of the university of Lelp-
sic , died ut Dresden on November It ) , ut the
ago of eighty-six. Bo was ono of the leaders
in the modern movement which aims at giv
ing philosophic speculation a scientific basis.
In the election of lord rector of Glasgow
university the vote was equally divided be
tween Lord Lytton and Lord Koscberry.
Lord Lytton received the casting vote of the
chancellor of the university , und was elected.
Eduurd von .Hnrtmunn's "Philosophy
the Unconscious" in its ninth addition in Ger
many , and l t been twice translated into
French and once into English , Swedish , mid
Uusslun. An Italian translation Is in prepar
The new law of Colorado which provldcw
for the study in public schools of the stnto of
the nature of nlcohollo drinks and nnrcotics
and their effects on the human system , has
gene into effect with the opening of the pics-
Lclnnd Stanford , jr. , had ho lived , would
have reached his majority in May , 18S9. H
was hoped by his parents that the university
bearing his name would bo In running order
bv that time , but It Is now by no means cer
tain that the buildings will bo ready for oc
cupancy ns soon as was expected.
Thfro were found In the stomach of the de
ceased Alice , the eminent elephant , several
dollars In pennies.
A well within twelve miles of Cincinnati Is
producing 5.000,000 cubic feet of gas dally ,
and roars like u thunder btonn.
It Is u singular fact that the recent cold
snap in Georgia froze up tha ice factory nt
Grininjind deprived the town of ico.
A drove of drunken turkeys mudo n strange
eight in Larlmoio , Dak. , a few days ago.
They tackled u quuntity of stulo beer which
hud been thrown into the stroct.
August Shields of Hunt county , Tex. , is
seven feel ten inches tall undjis still growing.
Ho is twenty-two years old and lias sil
brothers , two of them tullcr thun himself.
Quite n curiosity in the shape of a twit
orange is on exhibition at Anthony , Fin. I (
was found in Mr. Striplund's grove. Muny
old inhabitants say they never saw anything
of the kind before.
A solid lump of coal , containing eighty.
seven cubic feet and weighing HM5l pounds ,
was exhibited ut the Texas state fair recently
held at Dallas. It was the largest block of
coal over taken frpm a mine in the United.
The largest orange produced in Florida has
been plucked from Gardners. Hurdco'sgrovq
in Bevnnl county. The variety is known nn
the London navel. The orange was fifteen
and ono-half inches in circumference und
weighed exuetly two pounds and two ounces.
Fourteen yours ago a bottle of milk placed
in u well at , Owensboro , Ky. , to cool , foil into
the water. The other duy the well wurt
cleaned out , and under about eight feet of
mud was found the boltleand Iho milk within
was apparently us sweet und good as the day
it was put in.
There is nn Interesting frenk of nature
nt Mnrysville , Cal. , In the slmpo of a
double-headed calf , the two heads being seton
on ono neck. But Byron , u rlvul California
town , now looks down on Mnry.svillo because !
of ils wonderful ' pig , which has two bodies
und one' head.
A Kentucky woman who has seven sons ,
all born on Sunday , has petitioned Govcrnoa
Bucknor for u pension. She bii > s in her lot *
tcr that she "Never herd of 7 boys nil Bcun ,
Born on Sunday , " und she thinks that micli
nn unexampled feut of maternity should bo
In Oglethorpo , Ga. , there Is growing a po-
tulo which bus inscribed upon one hide of it
the letler "B" as perfect us if it hud been
made by hand , but this grow this way , anil
the hand of nature did the work. And to
make the potalo a moro wonderful Ihlng , tliQ
Icller Ihercon was Iho Initial of the gentle *
mun who raised it.
Colonel Mynutt'ft mother , living at Pine
Log , Ga. , sturlled the family the other even
ing by crying out suddenly : "Poor Susuu is
dead ; she's gene to her rest. " The lady re
ferred to was living in Texas , und hud not
been seen by the family fdr years. A few
days later Iho mull brought news of hop
death , which had occurred suddenly ut Iho
very time ut which Mrs Mynutt hud erica
A lurgo hoot owl of an exceedingly rurq
and vuluublo' species mistook Iho headlight of
Al Wulkcr's engine on Iho Norwich & \Vois
Chester road , Conn. ' for somofur-distunt glim
und runMnto itt The engineer und lu ilie-
man wore considerably frigliloncd , not luiuw
ing what they had struck. The bird wan
found on Ihu pilot , engine whun Iho Inun
reached Norwich. It measures four fuct
from tip to tip of wings und will probably to
JIO.Mi ; D
Muhognny furniture has been in many lij.
stances disguised in white unumnl.
Pearl is quito freely used In the Inlaid work
adorning handsome styles of furniture.
A good deul of bovulcj gluss of the first
quuliuy is neon in woodwork und fumituruj
of nil sorls.
Light oak is frequently the selection for
dining rooms instead of the dark , moro antique -
The varieties of wood enameled for draw
lug rooms in white und gold uro chiefly white
wood , cherry and imiplo.
A tine decoration in paper imichn b applied
in whlto und gold rooms on thu high wuins *
coliug und In the furulluio.
Kofcowood , priina vera mid other articles of
mahogany , with oak and cherry form thy ma
terial for woodwork of Iho bcfet kinds ,
Flocks of gccso and ducks , droves eif pips.
teams of homos and mules , and groups of
gouts composn some of the new metal and
bisque paper weights.
A wholly new method of needlework Is
rxprcbontcii in embroideries from imtuie , llu
ncedlo hervlng lo make dlrccl copies at
flowers or foliugo without Iho uy of Iho pen
Novelties for the Christmas tree consist of
silver and gilt paper bonboiilurs In thu slmpo
of helmets , bird cages , boals , ships , ynchts ,
fishes , ducks , and gcnso , enclosing liny
silken bags , red and bluu , llluo und yellow ,
with narrow ribbon draw btrings to attaoli
them to the tree , utter closing the bag over
( ho bonbons within.
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