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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE : SUNDAY , FEBRUARY M2Jrl888.-TWELVE PAGES.
IN THE FEMININE DOMAIN ,
The CommonpifCco Woman Wom
SOME OF THE CREOLE WOMEN.
A Plucky Girl Muscular nml Pretty
A Ijonilnn CriiHlt Tlio AVoninii
of To-tiny Mly Ij
The Comtnotiilncc | Woman.
Limlrc I'hllllitt in Clilctttin Tlintt.
We hnvo read , us you know , for ngcs and
Of n willowy mnldcn devoid of a splno ;
A fabulous , prehistoric young jxjr.soii ,
Who on white 6f an egg acd a cracker
But I write to you nfw of u commonplace '
woinnn , ,
Who's shockingly hculthy and fearfully
Who doesn't have hcadncho
or nervous pros
Commonplace I What could bo moro so
than that I
She doesn't "do" Kensington cut-tails or
Nor hus she u screen with n one-legged
She doesn't ndoro Icmon-Ico or blanc
Hut prefers unromantlc , commonplace
t Shu hasn't a quilt ( if crazy , silk patchwork ,
Nor the tiniest bit of crocheted tnacrlmu ;
1 She cannot perform Beethoven's sonutas ,
Nor sing but the most commonplace little
She hasn't ' a gift for the art decorative.
Pasting Japanese monsters on Yankee
strmo Jnr ,
That stands In the corner to look so
But that grieves to the soul the old house
She never paints songbirds nor crickets on
To be drowned every day in our tea-cups ,
Nor forms cabbage roses of ribbons on
And nuught does she know of muck-ham
Shu cnnnot write , poems that glow like n
furnace , ) j
Nor sonnets aswld as the Apcnninc's
snow , *
For if she chops up her ideas into metro ,
There's a rush in the ebb and a Imlt in the
She doesn't bclleyo she was born with a mis
Unless , it may be , to be happy nnd well ;
Nor docs she at all understand protoplasm ,
And look upon women who do as u "sell. "
But there's worse to bo told of this common
place woniuii , '
Who owns neither dog , nor bird , nor pet
They say that's she really Inlovowl'h her
Commonplace.What ! could be more so than
that I - ,
Now , when wo all stand at the last , dread
tribunal , . . * - ' *
Whore great nndicro \ small nro assigned
each a part ,
Moj : the impels make ooom foiii-tho common
place woman , ' ' >
Who knows naught of literature , science
or art. -x'
* AVonian'H Agrir
'Whiit is the most intejts'sting ago in
womanV" was n fjucstioiiV&uontly dis.-
eussed by mi ill-tint , an 'ritjtlior and a
woman of bocioly. Tlio artjst said that
ho did not like to palpi the portraits of
those between the ages of twonty-livo
and forty yoai-s. Before twonty-llvotlio
face has an expectancy which clmrms.
It is looking forward with joyous fresh
ness and hope and is full of mt/zling
promises. At forty years the character
is formed , and the lines of the countenance -
nanco are strong Jpgolho.ptuntor's study ;
but in intervening' years the faeo has
lost its expectancy , IB apt to bo indilYcr-
ont. and has no particular interest. The
author differed from tbo artist. Ho
liked to study woman boUvcon the ages
of thirty and forty. They had then the
experience of the world and the joyousness -
ness of youth. In those days they wore
brightest nnd most interesting. The
society woman thought that it was impos-
bible to make general answers to the
questions , as individual worhon differ in
regard to the most altractiVp ago. Some
are most charming at sixl fcycars , while
others have passed thtjU'r prime at
twenty. The best answer-would bo that
women are always beautiful to the
friends that love them.
Harper's Bazar : Tho. cronies cling to
the old fashioned idea , which somehow
has almost dibappoared , that * simplicity
of attire best benefits -youth. Even if a
young girl bo not pretty according to
rule , there is a certain charm which
renders superfluous the magnificence
of costly garments. Her slender arched
feet must bo well shod , and her pretty
hands well gloved. All her life she
has been taught that the business of
women is to bo beautiful ; which is not
hers by grace must bo won by works.
Fate may ordain that she do the cook
ing , but those slender fingers will
never reveal the work of her hands , as
she dons her gloves , spread -with cold
crorm , as regularly every night as she
says her prayers. Her linger nails
must bo cut jus a an point , and the lit-
little half moon at their base never suf
fers eclipse. Dear to her are
line soaps , perfumes and sweet
waters. Her hair is diligently
brushed and braided , and she pays
special attention to her .teeth , But all
her time is not spent in this culture of
exterior solf. She sows for the older
\ \ nnd younger members of the family ,
! t and for very poor friends. She busies
[ herself in works of charity , and she
helps the younger children' with their
imibie and lessons. Shu cultivates her
1 voice or takes up another language.
; English eoinestripplingfroin hortonguo
' with a delicious accent. What would
JA not her American girl friends give to
j , sneak their own language as daintily as
y slio does ? And when she essays the
V English slang of tlio hour , nothing can
bo moro droll , moro incongruous. She
is not aware that it is slang. How
should she know , when so many of her
American friends use it ? Surely they
should know their own language.
Home-keeping virtues , too. are hers.
She knows wherein the glory of ono
washerwoman's clothes differ from the
dlngincbs of another. She understands
the washing and mending < Tf lace , the
mysteries of preserves and jollies , tlio
curative proportionof a legion of tisanes
A IMuelty Wo in an.
Atlanta Constitution : The great
Hulda Moore case has ended by the
capitulation of the authorities to the in-
toprid woman. A history of the case
moy.be interesting. For years there
has been a bitter' feud between Mrs.
Moore and the Gholstons , of Athens ,
Pa. , a prominent family whoso lands
adjoin hers. She ; is said to have once
asked a friend to pray for her , hinting
that she would pnvy for herself after
she got oven with the Gholstons. The
feud culminated two or three years ago
In a pitched battle" between Mrs. Moore ,
assisted bv her husband , and the Ghols-
tons. This led to'protracted litigation ,
In which the interests of Hulda and hur
husband were represented by Lawyer
Stricklhnd. Mrs. Moore refused to pay
the lattcr's fee , considering it exorbi
tant. Mr. Strickland sued and ob
Mrs. Moore called-at llio lawyer's of-
flco and , having Injcn given possession
of the paper , for VeTnpqrary inspection
coolly pocketed it and btullccu out. An
officer wan dispatched to her hou&o to
nrrest her. Hulda declined to aceom-
.pany him. A posse comttattm , of six
men next made the attempt and suc
ceeded in securing her company , not.
however , until she hud flourished
pistols in a manner that was just awful ,
and had inllicted a wound on ono of her
would-be escorts. She was carried to
Danielsville , but not being guarded
very vigilantly , escaped and returned
to her home. No further attempt wns
made to secure her arrest until last Fri
day , when a detachment of four men
approached the Moore mansion. 'Hulda
had in the meantime converted the
mansion into a respectable arsenal :
posting herself in the door and ono of
the little Moorcs at an upper window ,
she opened lire co vigorously that the
entire destruction of the invading forces
seemed imminent. Ono who had ad
vanced nearest the rampart was In
duced by consideration for his personal
safety to call for quarter , protesting ,
"Don't shoot , I am your friend. " "You
had better get behind a..tree if you are , "
The bajtlo ended in the complete rout
of the assailants , who , discomfited , re
tired , leaving their intended prisoner
the mistress of the situation. Mr.
Strickland has withdrawn his suit , and
the officers have informed the plucky
woman that she will not bo molested in
Muscular and Gritty.
New York Sun : Trouble reigns at
7)5 ! ) Broadway. There , on the first floor
Frank D. La'wson , a handsome young
man and Miss Leslie , an industrious
youngwoman of the blonde typo had
toiled'at the knitting business for
months in perfect harmony wsth Mr.
Dueloso , the so-called Adonis of the
store , whoso business is shirt making.
Mr. Dueloso received thirteen silver
dollars by express. lie wns in a jocular
need anil to Mr. Lawson ho said :
"I'll but you these $1J ! you can't hold
hem out in your hand for twenty-live
Dollars are heavy and these thirteen
weighed nearly a pound. Mr. Lawson ,
'n a generous smril , said :
"Well , I don t care to do so , but per-
: mps Miss Leslie would like to try it. "
The young lady who is well endowed
with muscle , promptly accepted the
challenge , and taking the dollars in
" : ior right hand , kept her eye on the
jloek in the rear of the store. Aeeord-
, ng to Mr. Lawbon's story Dueloso after
she had hold the money out ten minutes
mslicd her arm down , saying :
"Oh. pshaw , you can never hold out. "
"Ho was getting scared , " said Lawson -
son , "but I told Miss Leslie to hold up
lor arm again. She did so , and kept it
there for twenty-seven minutes by the
watch , when to Ducloso's chagrin she
Docketed the money. She consid
ered she had fairly earned it , and said
, t would do for her Christmas. "
Duclo > o after that never spoke as ho
pasned Miss Leslie by. Before ho is said
: o have smiled sweetly on her. Yester
day ho brought suit before Justice White
to recover the money. Ho was re
ferred to a civil court , where ho says
lie will push the case and get his money
jack. Miss Leslie is equally deter
mined that he shall not have it , anilso
is young Lawson , who , for taking Miss
Leslie's part , has been called her sweet
heart bv Duclosc. She denies the soft
"How could he be'she said naively
to a Sun rummer , ' 'when Mr. Lawson -
son is already engaged to a young
"Well , she'd like to have him bo , no
doubt , " said Dueloso , harshly.
Mr. Lawson is studying during his
spare hours for the medical profession.
Ho looks at the affair , in a..practical
light , and thinks Ducloso's challenge ,
so promptly accepted by Miss Leslie in
liis presence , is the best kind of evi
dence in her favor , especially as the
'money was up" in her own hands.
A Ijomlon "Crush. "
This is from a descriptive account of a
"crush" in London : Lady Colin Camp
bell wore a low dress of peach-colored
silk , or satin , with a long train. She
looked extr.omoly well as she slojsJy
passed up the long room with her grace
ful , gliding stop. Mrs. Oscar WilcU )
wore a peculiarly becoming liberty Bilk ,
with a faint tracery of slender green
lines on a golden ground. So faint was
the artistie design that ono. would have
have hardly recognized it as green had
not the collar and other ' fixings , "
about which I am a little vague , been
turned up with silk or velvet in this
color. The dress and its wearer were
highly picturesque. A girl with ex
quisite hair of a lovely amber color ,
with threads of purest gold shining
through it here and there , possessed a
very pretty head. When she throw
around her nock a long , soft scarf of
amber silk her hair became , if possible ,
prettier thiin before from the proximity ,
which ficemcd lo brighten it ns sun
The Woman of To-Day.
Baltimore American : In all the his
tory of the human race woman was
never so charming , never so beautiful
and never so useful as she is to-day. She
has developed with civilization and ad
vanced with progress1 , until her power
has penetrated every department of the
world's work. LI is difficult to find any
sphere of business activity in which she
is not an important factor.
Objects to the Bustle.
Interview in tlio Now York Mail : I
do not like to see a woman now with a
bustle on as big as herself , and again as
straight and slim as a Puritan. I think
it breaks the charm to see a woman play
tricks with her beauty that sort of a
way. More than that , I object to the
bustle on general principles. I believe
in letting the material of the grown do
all the disguising that it in nocebSary
should be done. It is the only way that
will allow a woman to look well either
sitting or walking. The hard "hay-
bag" is bound to keep the ono who
wears it either leaning back in her car
riage or chair in the most undignified
attituto possible or bitting bolt upright.
In either cat-o f > ho is going to bo ex
tremely uncomfortable horbolf and make
her misery known.
The AVny of the World" .
How boon woman begins to absort her
dominion over man , exclaims a writer
in the Buffalo Commercial-Advertiser.
We see some time on our way down to
the office in the early hours a fond fathoi
lifting a pretty five or. six year-old
across the street , putting her down , giv
ing her a fond kinx and a blessing , ant
then she starts qn her way to bchool.
Every few btops the proud parent looks
back and repeats his adieu. If he is a
little remibS in this a hearty ' 'coo" froir
the fairy brings him to his senses , ant
ho turns to wave and klbs his hand. Aw
this he will repeat until she is well ou
of bight ! How it cheers amun up thougl
on his way to work to remember thai
biich a dear child is one of the hcs
friends ho has in God's world ! How ho
will work , what ho will bear , Dow mucl
ho can cnduru during the day when ho
almobt fancies that ho hears the soft
little "coo" cheering him on and wav
ing him to toil , with an injunction to
"come back as soon as you can ! " Cm
there bo anything more tender , more
true than this devotion of a father for
bis little girl ? But as she grows , pool
follow , she grows away from him. Her
hcart'b tentacles arc not thrown out to
fusion the ties existing between paron
aiid child. "Another follow" appears ,
ind If the hcnrt-Btrickon father hesi-
ates , grieves , protests , why his wtfo
millngly tells him that it is the way of
ho world , that ho took her from her
ather. ' And ho can't forget that ;
hough he is not satisfied that the ap-
ilicant for his daughter's hand and
icart Is .anything like as splendid a
peclmen of the masculine HOX as he who
nadu a similar and successful npplica-
ion for the hand and heart ol his little
girl's mother. Wo believe therd is
nnny a father in Buffalo to-night who
vould fervently pray , if ho thought
irayors would do it : "God , keep my
ittlo girl from growing old.
, A Woninn'g Invention.
Brooklyn Eagle : Mrs. E. Sngor
Wiener , the Swedish lecturer , has
cached out with both hands , under the
mpulsion of an Inventive mind , for
lomcthing that shall send her thundor-
ng down the ages as the originator of a
levico which shall mark her as a phl-
nnthropist of rare genius. Mrs.
Wiener has invented what in common
mrlanco may bo termed a front leg
natcher for horses. The many deaths
> y accidents resulting from runaways
mpolled her to study the question , and
ho has evolved an apparatus whichshc-
) ollovcswlll accomplish the prevention
) f runaways with mathematical cortaln-
y. The model of her invention , she
jonfessed , was not entirely complete
needed a spring or two and a buckle or
0 to make it all right. The horse she
used was entirely doollo , being of
vood , so she could not give a practical
llustration of the result to bo nccomp-
ished by her invention. It con-
aists first of a saddle around the
niddlo of the horse containing two
icrcw eyes , through which runs a strap ,
> eginning at the crupper , and passing
the martingale down to the
wick of the loft fore foot , whore it is
listened to a ring around the log. The
cather , she says , can bo of the same
color of the horse , and so satisfy artis-
, ic tnsto. When the horse runs away
the btring is pulled from the crupper
3iul and tlio horse tripped up. This
ititurally stops him , and if ho is ono of
1 team the other horse will stop , too ,
objecting to doing nil the running
iway by himself. The appliance , she
says , can bo used for saddle horses , but
lees not explain how the rider may
coop his seat when the hoi-bo falls.
"Jcr motive in this invention she claims
.o bo entirely philanthropic. She docs
not ride on horseback or in a carriage
nuch herself , but means that this
lot-bo's front log snatcher shall help
those who do. ' "I am sorry , " said she ,
with a laugh , that I can't prevent men
running awav and getting married
Without knowing what they are doing ,
or I would have kept my son from mar-
i-ying an old spinster when ho might
Imvo had an heiress worth $00,000. "
Washington Critic : The following
schedule of rates , evidently the prop
erty of some correspondent who writes
letters from Washington about society
ladies , has been handed to this office by
the finder , nnd the owner can have it on
Saying lady is n favorite in society $1 30
Saying lady Is beautiful and accom
Sayinp lady looks like Mrs. Cleveland. 2 23
Saying lady is a charming hostess 2" >
Saying lady is immensely wealthy 10 00
Saying lady is of old family . 75
Saying lady wears Worth dresses 3 75
Saying lady received with Mrs. Whit
ney 1 20
Saying lady has an equisito complexion 35
Saying lady has a wealth of golden
Saying lady has limpid eyes 20
Saying lady has aristocratic hand and
Saying lady has a sweet disposition. . . . ' 5
Saying lady has a distingue air : . . CO
Saying lady has a queenly grace 1 00
Saying lady entertains royally. . . , 05
Saying lady is in the white house set. . 5 35
At this point the schedule was torn in
half , and wo regret that wo are unnblo
to fill out the bill for the further edifi
cation and guidance of our readers.
HONEY FOR THE LADIES.
A fashionable woman is always In love
Striped goods will continue to appear in
A handsome woman is a Jewel ; a good
woman a treasure.
What is woman ? Only ono of nature's
Marbled nnd watered plush is much in de
mand for fancy work.
( V passionate woman's love is always over
shadowed by her fear.
The new bengallncs for spring arc very soft
and light in its texture.
Kvoning basques are laced with narrow
satin ribbon instead of cord.
New bniid patterns on spring tailor gowns
are marvels of artistic design.
Plaids nnd stripes will again be worn , but
more by children than grown people.
Sleeves to ball dresses and other full
evening toilets are suspected rather than
The most fashionable coiffures still demand
that the hair fulls rather low ou the fore
White embroidered muslins run vcryimuch
to flounces , with insertions of varying widths
for their other trimmings.
Embroidered muslin gowns are now In the
hands of dressmakers , who are making them
up for spring and summer.
Surplice waists lapping over ono sldo and
forming u V opening at the neck , are in favor
for house dresses of all kinds.
Two young Massachusetts women have
gene to UulT.uo with the intention of embark
ing in the profession of dentistry.
Polonaises of embroidered muslin will
have apron fronts , with lapping surplice
waists , and much ribbon garniture.
Ostrich feather fans are not considered
good style for debutantes. Theirs should bo
cocks' plumes or else plaited gauze.
All the girls in Pewumo , Mich. , excepting
three , have availed themselves of the glori
ous opportunity that leap year grants.
Gimps , galoons nnd clnooratc passemen
teries are still In high fashion , and form the
garnitures most widely used this season.
A flower costumes for fancy balls , the
Margurito nnd Lilly of the Valley are espe
cially charming and especially expensive.
Hound waists and shirred basques are the
features on the now suits made of em
broidered muslins for the incoming season.
Tn gloves , glace and suede are equally
fashionable , with the promise of high nov
elties both in cut and color for the near fu
Canary yellow iwlnt d'csprit ' and accessor
ies of bluck velvet and Jet make a very effec
tive and becoming pown for u dark bru-
As crab net of oxidized silver with a
golden crab caught lightly in the meshes is
.union g the most unique new brooches of the
Mrs. Don M. Dickinson has made a good
impression In Washington. She is consid
cred handsome , and the women call her
Tliis may bo called n ribbon season so pro
fuse Is the use of ribbons for the decoration
of dinner , ball and opera house and 5 o'clocl
Dovo-gray and rream-whlto pilot cloth fab
rii's will bo very much used again next sea-
on and during tlio summer for dressy after
Mrs. William Gamwell , of Providence. U
! . , ! probably the riehoU woman In Now Eng
land. Her fortune is estimated at Sl'-J.OOO.OOO .
Dressmaking departments In largo estab
lishments 111-0 already making up llrst com
munlon and confirmation dresses for the can
thdates at Easter.
Ellen Spcllimm. the oldest woman in New
Hampshire , died at the uge of 104. She lived
in Concord and two years ugo walked fou
miles a day easily.
Somo'ginghams and percales will be mail
into basques with vests or revcrs of cmbroid
ry , but-in the Garibaldi waist , with box
ilcnt In front and shirring cither Mda nml
icross the brick of the neck will * bo far and
way better style.
Paniaols of gingham ana sateen now come
o match those as closely as more costly fit *
irlcs , nnd arc so chcnp ns to be within reach
f the most moderate purse.
The Season for March , Just out. gives no
ilnt in Us cuts or rending matter that wo are
o have any Imirartant changes in the general
utllncs of fashions this spring.
For pattern robes of embroidery , shirred
ound wnl ta , v 1th lapping surplice front , or
Iso n deeply-turned-uown Uyron collar , are
ireferrcd by the best dress makers.
Marlon llnrland is to bo the editor of n
now Illustrated magazine to bo called the
lomcmakor. the publication of which Is to
io begun In New York Inho autumn.
Ued linen handkerchiefs- stitched ,
re worn with muffs In preference to the
nero delicate white cambric , which can
carcely touch fur without losing its purity.
"Ouldn , " who is sixty years of age , wears
cr yellow hnlr flying loose nnd light colored
ecolleto dresses. She Is engaged on n new
level which Is said to bo also rather decol-
Tennis flannel , n mixture of wool and cot-
011 , combining the advantages of both.comcs
n gingham effects , and Is plainly made up for
mountain and country wear , ns well as for
Spnggs "How much older Is your sister
han you , Johnny I" Johnny " ! donno ,
klnud ustcr be twenty-five years , then she
ras twenty , and now she ain't ' only eightchu ,
guess we'll soon bo twins. "
It's Just awful funny to hear three or four
married women In n room talking nbouttholr
lusbands. It's ho this , he that and he every-
hing , nnd each ho of each she Is the queerest
10 about the house each she ever saw.
Old-time lawns with Impossible stripes nnd
nero Impossible flowers are fully revived ,
nd will bo made up cither with flounces all
ver or three flounces at back and very
cop , much wrinkled drapery In front.
Mrs. Qulncy A. Shaw , of Boston , daughter
f Prof. Agassiz , has for eight years sup-
lorted free kindergartens in the poorest
uarters of Boston nnd Cambridge nt a
iL'rsoniU expense of as much as $50,000 , a
A27-year-old womrn of Malden , England ,
.colincd at invitation to Join the Primrose
eagtio , with the reply that statistics of the
last flfty years show that "tho marriage
ate rises when n liberal government is in
First Party "Say , Jones , who Is that tall ,
angular nnd extremely thin woman talking
o Kicks. " Second Party "Why , that's his
vife. " First Party "You don't say sol
Well , I think if I were Kicks 1 would have
Stripes of contrasting materialas gay plaid
Scotch gingham , with French embroidery
indflllk surah In tartan hucsrbcsido wrought
null , arc , as materials for spring costumes ,
inich newer nnd more stylish than cither
beautiful or useful.
Mrs. Oliver Wendell Holmes Is ever her
lusband's faithful counselor and friend. She
s ono of the dearest of old ladies , nnd is al-
vays on hand to welcome the many visitors
vho come to pay their respects to her distln-
-Tuisliocl nnd popular husband.
Kuttons have lost their Identity since the
rngo for braiding set in nnd are of little im-
) ortanco , being ns quiet in style as possible ,
i'lio favorites are the small bullet-shaped
ones , croehcd covered , or else still smaller
Hat. ones , covered with bluck silk.
There is n ladies' "Now Idea Club" in
Stockholm , Sweden , that proposes "to llbcr-
itu women's dress from French fashion , " by
jringing out new designs for various toilets
of their own invention. Some of these are
. cry pretty , picturesque and practical.
Mrs. Margaret Arnold , of New Holland ,
O. , if she lives till July 4 , will bo 111 years
old. She quit work three years ugo , is too
feeble to talk , and spends most of her time in
n rocking chair smoking an old clay pipe.
She has been an inveterate smoker for sixty
There are lace curtains in Robert Garrctt's
million-dollar Baltimore mansion which cost
? 200 a yard. When Mrs. Garrott's ' dress
maker is short of trimming for a ball dress
she takes ono of these curtains , nnd the so
ciety reporter raphsodies over Mrs. G.'s
splendid "point. "
The latest importations of bcngulincs for
spring Vedr are llgurcd in > lset" 'designs ,
printed oivgrounds of the various now colors
ind the selvages on one sldo'aro in block pat
terns of colors that repeat those of the fabric.
These selvages are made to form the borders
of skirts and draperies.
In pretty gowns for afternoon wear , the
most dressy corsage-fronts hnvo guimps of
soft silk or China crape at the top , with vel
vet revcrs below it , across the chest forming
a narrow vest. With such dresses the sleeves
are gathered to n cuff of velvet , though these
are not always full at the top.
New ginghams , satcons , percale nnd
printed cotton goods are being made up for
the next season in very pretty , simple styles ,
with full nlcntcd ovcrskirts over under
Jupcs , the draping being effected from the
wuibt-lino , nnd given easy sweep by a slash
in the overskirt on each side , showing a
panel of the underskirt.
Miss Kittle C. Wilkins , the horse queen of
Idaho , is somewhat tall , with 'a ' high fore
head , regular features , and rather light hair ,
being somewhat of a bloiulo. Her eyes nro
dark and her manner very charming. Alto-
getnor she impresses ono as n very intelli
gent young woman of about twenty-eight.
She owns nearly 800 horses.
In addition to the brilliant red which , es
pecially in cloth or flannel , is now so much
used for children's dresses , have been seen
some equally pretty frocks made entirely of
blue. A dress of sapphire blue plush is
trimmed with the long-hatred black lynx fur.
Gray cloth gaiters that button above the
knee are worn with this costume.
Mrs. Llvcrmoro was recently snowed up in
New Hampshire , and the heroic efforts made
bya party of gentlemen in digging her out
and taking her to a train led her to say , and
to say It boldly , that "American men nro the
best In the world. " And she adds emphati
cally : "This I will persist in declaring for
ever , oven if they are tardy in giving us the
There is an effort being made Just now to
return to the old bow-knot method of dress
ing.tho hair , such nsono , sees in pictures of
the fashions of lb'l. ! It is rut her a trying
fashion , and only young , fresh faces can
stand it. All the tendency , though , is to
wards n hlirh nnd extremely narrow effect ,
t'ithono curled lock in the centre of the fore
An Iowa woman thoughtfully put two
dozen eggs in her nice , warm bed to keep
them from freezing while she spent the after
noon nnd evening with u friend. Returning
late nt night , she disrobed nnd plunged in.
Shriek } Well the ono she lifted up her voice
which caused the cat to dash through the
window In terror , nnd roused the neighbors.
The eggs did not free/o.
Twcods of every description , checked ,
plain , and plaidcd cloths , and striped woolen
materials in endless variety , may bo seen in
all the leading shops in color sbhomes nnd
combinations never before introduced.
Dresses now mndo of these comfortable
winter fabrics can bo worn far into Juno
with perfect comfort , and It is indispensable
that they should bo iniulo in great simplicity.
The most elegant trimming for dresses is
embroidery. Dresses of plain Indian cush-
moro are trimmed with panels covered with
embroidery , in floral or arabesque patterns.
Thus a very tasteful dress is ot Russian gray
Indian cashmere ; it Is draped on the loft side
over a large panel of embroidery , The pattern -
torn * represents a profusion of chrysanthe
mums in various shades of red , orange , yel
low and cream.
The widow of the Into Mayno Reid , the
widely known and popular novelist. IH en
gaged in wrlttlng his life , and will bo much
nided in her interesting work .if favored with
any letters 'written by hlrn to friends in the
United Ltates and such reminiscences of his
llfo nnd adventures here , iMjforo and after
the Mexican war. Matter of this character
will bo promptly forwarded to Mrs. Reid if
sent to Colonel Donu Platte Mnc-o-sheo , O.
Mrs. Krecklnridgo , wife of Congressman
Hrcckinridgo , of Kentucky , \\m in her
younger days a noted blue grass belle , and
though slio is the mother of grown daugh
ters she retains much of her youthful
charms , and is altogether u lovable woman.
Her eyes are largo , brown , and humid , her
thick darlc hair is drawn carelessly buck
from a white forehead , over which fulls a
few bhort wavy locks , and the pallor of her
complexion Is accentuated by the severely
simple black she usually wears.
Ono of the pretty combination * of the mo
ment is a gown showing u bltck Lyons velvet
unBcrncath , made full at the back nnd plain
nnd'sllghtly gored in front. Above this Is a
dainty Hungarian tunic of peachinow bcbo
blue , oj apricot crepe do Chcno. brocaded
with'small jwhMiuud llowcrs. Above this is
worn n very low cut Russian corselet of 'the
velvet buttoned down the buck with Jewel
buttons the tint of the flowers In the tunlo
material. Added to this Is u gulmpo nnd full
sleeves o cream colored crcpo HMO or Rus
sian silk net. There are bows ot black vel
vet UK | > n each shoulder nnd fometimes a tiny
spray of natural roses is added.
A citizen of Portland , Mo. , was annoyed to
receive n few days before Christmas u letter
from his sister In the country su.vlng that she
would send a friend , Miss Cornelia Shock , to
spend UIP holidays with hU family. It was
nn unusual llbortv even for his sister to take ,
but the family made the best of it , put the
spare room In order , and waited for Miss
Shock. She didn't arrive on Saturday , but
on Monday morning the expressman left a
long box nt the door. In it was Miss Cornelia
Sheck , n full sl/cd young woman uindo en
tirely from the "shocklngs' ' of corn. The
faeo was made of husks , carefully pierced ;
the hnlr was of corn silk ; the body and limbs
of stalks , and the elaborate costume was a
skillful combination made entirely from the
uroducts of a shock of coin.
The turtle Is the messenger boy of the ani
Turn about Is fair piny. A New York al
derman has been robbed.
A Vienna tailor has stamped upon his bill
heads n picture of the for-get-mo-not.
A rule for cold weather Never try to
warm yourself by an ofllcinl register.
If the old prlco of coal will only return all
will bo forgiven and no questions asked.
Six kinds of water como from n Kentucky
cliff , but In that state It is practically wasted.
Carelessness with matches caused ( ttrt
llrcs In New York last year and about 1,070
A Hclglan'scientist says salt is conducive
to longevity. And yet some people persist in
Their Is n slander afloat to the effect that
the surest way to get n bill thuougli the legis
lature Is to accompany It with another bill.
There's no use trying to persuade nn Arab
of. the desert of Sahara to lay up something
for n rainy day. They never hnvo any
The weather has been so cold In the south
that the man who went to Florida to sncnd
the winter is sorry that ho didn't wait till
Nothing so uncertain In llfo ns the condi
tion of nn Investigated bank run by imbecile
directors nnd nn old "honored and trusted"
If nn untruth is only n day old It is called
nllo : if it is a year old it is called a false
hood , but if it is a century old It Is culled a
The coal barons nro not satisfied with hav
ing the earth , they want to peddle it out to
the pcoplo at the rate of two or three hun
dred per cent.
An amateur actor has been shot in Missis
sippi. Wo nro not in favor of shooting ama
teur actors. Imprisonment for life is u pun
ishment severe enough.
Niagara Landlord You look tired nn
thirsty. Won't you hnvo a glass of water.
Cautious Visitor ( who had read about the
falls ) How much is it ?
A Sandusky woman has eloped with n
manufacturer of perfumes. The wronged
husband says ho forgives her. If she prefers
an odor man to him , well and good.
If George Westinghouse would Invent nn
air brnko that would stop n grocer's bill in
half its own length ho would earn the gruri-
tudo of thousands of estimable pcoplo.
A man who hus lived in Minnesota for ten
years says that when ho went there the
country wns peopled by reds without a white ,
but now there are nil whites without t ! red.
Agoodhublt for some people to cultlvnto
is a habit of silence. Under Rome conditions
: i man can make more noise in the world by
keeping his mouth shut than in any other
A New Jersey court places the price of a
stolen kiss at $1.75. According to tlio way in
which nil things are regulated , the supply
must bo nearly equal to the demand in that
"That , my dear , j'oung Mr. Hnighcedo re
marked to his bride , as ho pointed to the
majestic form of the bronze Liberty "that
Is the famous stutuc of Jersey lightning the
No.man , however bad , is wholly dishonest.
Wo know a great many who would not run in
deb } for nearly so many things us they do if
they only had money enough to pay for some
It is reported that n blizzard recently pre
vented n lecture by Thomas'Nnst in Dakota.
Blizzards that will give their attention to
[ leading off lectures have indeed found their
life work. They should bo encouraged.
Mr. Cheek , ( who has Just dropped in ) I
owe you ten dollars , Griggs ; can'fyou let mo
have live more to make it fifteen ? Grigga
Yn-es , I guess I can go you a liver ; but will
you tell mo what kind of nerve food you use ?
Several young ladies of Hamilton , la. ,
liavo been expelled from the high school of
Ihe city because they attended a ball. The
committee'o of arrangements will in future
see that the principal of the high school re
ceives an invitation.
She ( to Harry , who is taking her out for n
ride and whoso horse has balked ) "Don't
bo annoyed , Harry ; have patience and ho
will move on presently. " Ho "Patience ,
my dearl Why , I'm paying for this wretched
animal by the hour.
"Madam , " pleaded the tramp piteously , "I
am hunry to starving. May I make n few
snowballs to cat > from your sidewalk ? " "Cer
tainly , my poor man , " replied the woman
with the big heart kindly , "and if you like I
will warm them up for you. "
There is n common impression that the
fastest thing of which our senses take cogni
zance is a flash of lightning. This is a mis
take as anybody knows who has over seen a
young man with a red necktie , n spotted shirt
collar and a loudly striped ? 12 suit of clothes.
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Xhn "LUDLOW" shoo has obtained n
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Goodyear Welts , and Machine Sowed.
Ladles , ask for the "L.UDLOW" Hhoq.
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