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TTHE OMAHA DAILY 'BEE : SUNDAY APKIL 8 , l88a-SIXTEEN PAGES.
BONNIE ANNIE LAUR1ES ,
How the Wotnrm of To-day IB Mak
ing Her Way Through Life.
MRS. CLEVELAND'S JEWELS.
A Chapter on HniiBfl NciU nnil Inex
pensive Ilccoratlon for n Koom
UnRpr Tip Ilafurin The
Sphere of the Gentle Hex.
Tlio Typewriter Girl.
The click of the keys , as her fingers fly ,
And the ring of the silvery hell ,
I hnrdly licnr. though I sit quite near ,
Enchanted by her mngic spell.
Her Immls are ns dimpled , nnd white nnd soft
As n baby's tender list.
EntrnnelnRly fair is her soft brown hair ,
Uy a lingering sunbeam kissed.
Oh , I love her so , with her bright young fnco ,
And her winsome , witching way !
What it bliss it would be , If she rural for mo :
1 would tnnko her my wife to-day I
Bat my passion I never have dared to toll ,
And my courage may never come ;
Just the look of suprlso In her clear gray eyes
Hi an instant would strike me dumb.
So to her of my love I shall never speak ,
"Twould be vain , I can clearly see-
Why , "she gets sixteen dollars a woclc ,
And what docs she Want of me.
Mrs. Cleveland's Dlaniondn.
Baltimore American : Mrs. Cleveland
in developing iv "fad" a costly onoper
haps but ono full of common sense. It
is nothing less than the collection of
diamonds , set and upsut. Through the
love and generosity of her husband ,
Mrs. Cleveland is already the happy
] > o scssor of a rare outllt of diamond or
naments. Tier wedding gift , her birth
day presents , and , indeed , on all occa-
Bioils when Mr. Cleveland desired to
give her a pleasant surprise the gifts
have always been diamonds necklace ,
rings in profusion , solitaire and other
wise , bracelets , pendants and brooches.
In a. word , the jewel case of the presi
dent's wife holds a princely
fortune in rare diamonds. Hut
the unmounted diamonds are of
Mrs. Cleveland's own collecting. Never
a trip to Now York but she returns
with some very pretty unset stones.
They arc not very largo , of course , and
sotno are off color , it is true. She has
arranged thorn in little cabinets of in
laid wood. The cabinets are provided
with tiny little nests , Illled with cotton ,
and in them the diamonds rest. Each
nest has its number , and a nest memor
andum book tells , after every number ,
the time and place of purchoso , and ,
practical woman that she is. the value
of the stone. Mrs. Cleveland's total
collection of diamonds , sot and un
mounted , are estimated as being worth
certainly if.50,000. There is less "fadd-
ism" and caprice about such a collect
ing spirit than it seems. Mr. and Mrs.
Cleveland are eminently practical.
Presidential honors and salary come
nnd go ; stocks rise and fall ; real estate
may rise and fall , but the market value
of a diamond is essentially the same
Now York Sun : "What do you think
of bangs ? " said pretty little Mrs. Kiln
Whcoler Wilcox , ns she sat in her dainty
little drawingrooni , fnr up town , nib-
.bling at the end ofa small pearl-
"Oh , I wear ono myself , don't you seoV
That tolls best what I think of them. "
"No , I must confess I do not like
straight saucer bangs. I don't think
banks are at all wicked ! Why shouldn't
u woman curl her front hair over her
forehead as well as do her hack hair up
inn knot ? And after propounding this
question she went on writing her Doom.
Mrs , Dr. Mary Jacob ! , who is the fore
most woman physician of the day , was
interviewed on the subject of bangs.
"Well , as far as my individual taste
goes , " she said , "I like a girl without a
bang best. You can toll then some
thing about her intelligence and dispo
sition ; but medically , as far as I know ,
there is nothing against a bang as long
as it is kept in its proper place and not
brought down over the brows. Then
there is the danger of the wearer be
"I should bo n plain looking woman
without my bangs , " Mrs. Langtry once
confessed to her hair dresser. "My
uhcok bones are too high for actual
beauty , and if my high forehead was
exposed I would look like n Scotch
woman. So I shall always wear my hair
in some kind of n bang. "
Rose Coghhin wears a bang on the
temples , and shows that she approves
of saucer bangs by cutting her little
adopted daughter's hair in that stylo. .
Mrs. Potter -always wears a , heavy
bang , slightly curled. Pauline Hail
has a most bewitching curled bang.
Ellen Terry wears curled bang on the
temples , so it would suom as though the
professional stage was highly in favor
A lady of fashion , who did not care to
have her name published , spoke of
"Tho princess of Wales wears ono , "
Bald she , "and BO does almost every
English and American beauty whom I
have soon. Heavy straight bangs are
decidedly vulgar .looking , in my opin
ion , except on fair children , but'l think
u bang softly curled in ringlets is n vast
improvement on any wonyiu. "
A correspondent at Washington was
requested to secure the opinion of Mrs.
Cleveland on the subject , which ho did.
"I do not wear bangs myself"said the
charming wife of the president , "but I
used to when T was a school girl. Some
of my best friends wear bangs , and they
become thotii very much , I think that
girls can be depended on to judge for
themselves whether bangs are becom
ing. If they are I see no objection to
Ono of the "local specials" in the
Washington ( I ) . C. ) Critic reads :
The members of the 1-Vonch legation
have the best kept hands of any mon at
Washington. This is on the authority
of a local manicure , as she addressed
herself artistically to the reportorial
linger nails. There's hardly a man in
tlio embassy whoso finger tips are not at
brilliant as mother-of-pearl. They gc
to the manicures as regularly as to the
harbors. Why shouldn't they ? Mani
curing is a French art , and pntriotisn :
nlono would lead thorn to favor it. In
this city mon are bottur patrons of man
icures than are womon. The artiste
dos. mains drew aside a porcupine-quill
portioiTO and showed a handsomely fur *
Dished apartment in.which several well
known men xvoro awaiting their turn al
the manSi'unil cushion.
"This is our Binoking room , " she said
"Our art has found such favor amoiif.
the imiijculiiio element that it was nee *
cssary to provide thus for our met ;
"How do you account for the prcdom
inanpo of men among your customers ? '
"I think it's becaiibO women learn
the art themselves and practice it nl
homo. Miss Cleveland took u olovoi
way of availing herself of the art. She
i-ont her maid hero to bo treated. The
maid was observing and imitutivo , am'
jiftorwurd drcssod nor lady's hand in
the most approved fashion. But Mist
Cleveland didn't profit much by her
rueo , fpr the maid demanded the
of skilled labor , nnd when this was re
fused she gave up her situation and
opened manicural parlors.
"It surprising now pretty fingers
please even the great of the land. Not
long ngo a representative from one of
the Gulf states happened into my par
lors. Washington civilization had
pinched his toes , nnd , in consequence ,
no had a corn to bo treated. After I
had placed him properly on his feet ho
paid mo liberally , and said ho
guessed ho would hurry over and see the
president on business. ' I danced sit his
bands , each of which carried a much-
chewed nail. I suggested that ho sub
mit to manicuring , but as ho didn't ap
pear to understand what I meant 1 lln-
ishcd otr a linger for him. It took his
fancy exactly , and now ho exhibits ten
glittering gems at his fingerends whenever -
over ho removes his gloves. "
The finger decorative fad has prob-
sibly reached si higher development in
Washington than in any other Ameri
can city. At a , , fashionable school in
this city nail culture IH almost a part of
the curriculum and the boarders are
visited regularly by ft manicure and
instructed in the mysteries of lingual
adornment. Mrs. James Drown Potter
was noted while in Washington society
for the hoauty of her linger tips , and
did much to increase the popularity of
this peculiar art.
Mrs. Cleveland wields her own polls-
sour des ongles , but a public reception
with its hand grasping , alwsiys undoes
much esireful manicural work. During
Arthur's administration a manicure
made regular weekly visits to the white *
house and from that time nail garni
ture sit the capitiil dates its greatest
popular ! ty.
A AVoiiinn'8 Uooin.
"There is a young woman living in
this city , " a ButTalo. ( N. Y. ) lady tells
the Courier , "on a street running par
allel with Niagara street , who has the
most unique residence I over saw. She
is a telephone operator and gets $25 si
month. She has a hall bed room of
good sixo on the third lloor. for which
she pays " > U cents a week. She took it
entirely unfurnished and lilted it up
herself. I never saw such a looking
place in my life. Her landlady is u
friend of mine , and ono day when I
called she took mo up stairs to see what
tlio girl had been up to. The room was
ono blu'/o of color and that color , red.
The lirst thing that the girl had done
sifter hiring the chamber was to cover
the wsills with lavender paper with a
iiguro of pink primroses running over
it. It reminded mo of .To and Amy in
'Little Women' or was it Jo and Meg ?
and their struggles with' papering a
room. Well , there was no carpet on
the lloor , but it had boon stained a dark
cherry and was brightened with two
scarlet rugs. The washstnnd and
bedstead wore sin old-fashioned pink ,
decorated with impossible indigo roses.
On one section of the wall wore fastened
twenty fans of all shapes and size * and
materials , every ono of 'thorn a dilTorcnt
sluido of red. one for each year of her
age , my friend said. There wsis a
ruby-tinted shade on the lamp , and a
Ilaming Japanese umbrella hung from
the ceiling. The bcdquilt was made of
innumerable patches of red or partly
red silk , and produced an effect like K
natural gsis explosion. On the table
was 'The Scarlet Letter and the li
bretto of 'Ruddygoro , ' and a piece of
dry red jelly cake reposed on the wsish-
Swept Women and Swoct Potatoes.
One of the occupations of the women
of Paraguay is the vending of their va
rious productions in the market-place ,
writes V. O. Grant in the Boston Tran
script. There , under an extensive roof ,
these dark-eyed houris , in their white
robes , whioh'lcavo their shapely should
ers and tailoring , rounded arms all bare ,
stand around their little stock in trade
ami sell sweet potatoes , mandioka ,
sugar-cane nnd cigars , laughing good-
naturedly the while and importuning
the customer , particularly if he bo a
stranger , with all horts of bewitching
persuasions to try their goods.
Such are bomb of the light , easily
borne labors of these women ; but their
pastimes number but one , dancing , and
into that they throw the whole spirit of
their joyous natures. The slightest ex
cuse is all that is necessary for getting
up a ball , sit \\hSch the whole neighbor
hood at once assembles such is the
freedom and social equality in this
The girls and women are dressed only
in the robes described , with the added
decorations of shoes and si gold comb in
the hair , if the fair donor possess such
finery. The men wear white linen
trousers and red ponchos. The dances
are in quaint , original figures , but
nearly always very graceful. Sometimes
the festivities will bo kept up through
out the entire night , after which the
participants will gayly return to their
occupations of whsitsoevor nature ,
always contented , alwavs happy.
Sometimes there will bo a grand con
tribution picnic at somu distant point ,
where the dancing will be kept up
through the round of a whole twenty-
four hours. For truly these people live
but to bo happy through the livelong
The sphere of woman's activity in
creases from year to year. Hero is what
Mr. Tom Ambrose , himself "sin old
sleeping car conductor , " says in the St.
Louis Globe-Democrat : "Thore is no
reason why women should not be em
ployed as conductors on sleeping cars.
Women can do all the wow required
equally as well as men , and I am not
sure lint that they can do it bettor. A
very largo per contago of sleeping car
pasbongors arc ladies , and for that
resihon it comes within the scope of em
ployment for ladies , For one , I would
like to see some of the big companies
try the experiment. That it would bo
satisfactory , both to the companies nnd
the public , there is little doubt. It
would give employment lo thousands of
women , owl the men they would dibplnco
could hustle around and find something
else to do. "
LATEST FASHIONS IN
and Dnlnty Articles That
Cos * $500 or $1,000.
Most ladies in society , says the Now
York Sun , have a fan to nmtoh every
costume , and fans , like dros-os , have a
peculiar form for ouch occasion of ser
vice. At > an accompaniment to the
dainty neglige drones is an equally
dainty toy of painted nurah and ivory ,
while for the afternoon tea , with its
elaborate gown , Usi beautiful gsiuxo and
lace allair described below. At dinner
oquisitely painted fans of vellum , gauze
or silk , witli amber or tortoibo sticks ,
accompany the elegance of the dinner
toilet , while for evening wear , are
spangled gauze fans , and those of long ,
waving ostrich feathers. The fairy-like
lace fay is saorod to brides ,
Prqbjibly the mo.stoxpeiibive fans ever
used in the city , are the point-lace fans
sold nt a big jewelry store , on which the
the pattern is picked out it little diamonds
mends , and whose bar is sot with the
same precious stones , nnd cost from $500
to $1,000 , and even more , Thofco fans
are nut kept fn stock , but the plain lace
fans are frequently sold , costing from
NO to $2oO , anil , the fan bars hi block
range in prjcefroih.if20 to $ oO. Some-1
times ladies bring their funs and have
thorn ornamented with , the diamonds
at nn expense of $500 or JGOO. Beautiful
fans nro displayed , too , painted by
Houghton , LafHto , Lasollay , Orlvny ,
Chounovlollo nnd Albert ( French paint
ers for their fan decoration ) , varying in
price from $ CO to $ oOO. The material
used in these elegant trifles is fine gauze ,
surah , satin and vellum , the most cor
rect and popular of which at
present is gauze. The sticks are
carved pearl inlaid wjth gold , mother of
pearl , nmber , tortoise shell , sandal
wood , violet-wood , gold and silver.
The decoration is usually a figure or
group of figures , with encircling ( low
ers , but flowers are rarely used alone in
the decoration of expensive fans. Ono
beautiful fan , evidently designed for
decorative purposes rather than general
use , was of plain black gauze , painted
by Albert , with two nude reclining
women , exquisitely tinted and care
Among the curios of n Broadway
store is a case of extremely ancient
fans , painted by La Bamon vellum ,
with carved mother-of-pearl sticks , or
namented with bas-relief figures of
nymphs , sot round with inlaid gold ,
These fans , though somewhat dilapi
dated , and too frail for any service ,
bring n price of $4oO.
The summer noveltio * in fans display
a rare doliiwy of material , an ex-
quislto nuil artistic beauty of decora
tion , and an extensive nnd unique
variety of design. The most popular
style for summer use is an arrangement
of gossamer and gilt , edged with lace ,
and psiinted in delicate hues , with
beautiful trailing sprays of flowers or
graceful figures in Watteau designs
and coloring. Some of the more elab
orate of these have ivory sticks , picked
out in gold or silver and exquisitely
Ono noticeable variety of this typo is
a pale pink gauze fan with pearl bticks
carved and inlaid with gold , with the
figure of a dove with widespread wings
painted in soft shades sit the top ;
smother , edged with si border of robes ,
is cut out in the shape or the flowers at
the lop ; while still another , of soft gray
gauze edged with lace sippliquo , is de
corated with si small landscape , whoso
strong effect of light are brought out by
oils of mother of poarl. A fan of car
dinal crepe lisso , with slender sticks
scarcely a quarter of an inch-in width ,
carved and enameled , extending to the
border of the fan outside the gauze ,
has bands of ribbon narrowing to a
point between each stick , and is orna
mented with si dainty dccorsition in gilt.
Yet more expensive fans of this kind
have an applique of lace transferred
upon them , leaving portions of the
gauze in the center for the decoration
of delicate painting. Thcbo fans some
times come as high sis $150. but may bo
bought for $15 and $20. Next in ex
pense comes the fesither fans so much
used with evening dress , and popular ,
with plain mother of pearl sticks , and
made up in many unique designs , one of
the most beautiful. being composed of
threu ostrich fesithors and a boft curled
bunch of tips surmounted on sin ivory
handle. Feather fans run as high as
$ ( > 5 , mill at one price , whore the siigrot
on the outside of the closed fan holds in
its heart si diamond spray and the bar
bet with precious btones , the fan costs
Fans are also made entirely of ( lowers
to match dill'eront costumes. A fan of
violets , with violet wood sticks which
emit the fragrance of the llowers , is si
beautiful arrangement. Still more
costly mid rsiro sire the point-lsico fans
kept in stock in some of the large stores
in the city , but rarely sold except as
bridal presents. Those come as high as
$ ( ! o.
The fan counter at Stern's exhibits
the widest range in price , extending
from 25 cents to nearly $200 , and an ond-
lebs variety of style , from the gilded
paper Japanese fan to the costly bauble
of round point and painted gauze , with
carved pearl sticks inlaid with gold and
in exquisite design , costing tlT.1) .
The Isitest novelty in fans is the rib
bon fan , composed of gauze , with rows
of narrow ribbons of pale rainbow col
ors caught loosely from one stick to the
next across the fan. The sticks sire of
mother-of-pearl , bhaded like the ribbons
bens , anil at the bar is a knot of the
many-hucd ribbon , consisting some
times of seven or eight colors in a sin
gle fan. but so delicately tinted and
carefully combined sis to produce si har
The gauze fans vary in price from $1
to $25 , are medium in size , smd have
duliciloly carved sticks of enameled
wood or inlaid ivory extending from
the bar to the edge of the fun outside
the gauze , and forming part of its dee-
oration. They sire ornamented with
embroidery , painting and spangles , and
delicate Isico applique.
A peculiar design in feather fsms is a
blue coke feather water lily with si
mother of pearl stem arranged in the
form of si fan , while still another is si
bcurlct csictus llowers with green leaves ,
all of feathers.
NOVBI/UI3S IN'.1HW IJI/UV.
The topaz Is bcinj , ' revived In Paris.
Cream JURS of colult blue ovurlaid with
gold are out for the Kastcr holidays.
An odd bracelet recently seen was of
thread-like tlncnc&K , mid had n gold medal
Hall-room fans have miniature ribs , with
different floral designs of silver mounted on
The latest cigarette case is of silver fn the
shape of a glove , with two small rubles in
place of buttoiiH.
It has become the fashion of late nt table
to use silver wino decanters ornamented
with ctchuil floral designs.
Link cufT-buttons , miulo in the form of
small horseshoes , set witli diamonds and
sapphires , arc in demand.
Ear studs of twisted wire formed of four
small curls , with n raised diamond in the
center , urn neat and fosliioiublt- ,
A pretty queen pendant introduced for the
I : iMlor holidays Is In the form of a tiny egg ,
enameled in different colors.
A pretty pin-cushion Is made to represent n
small silver water lily , with a center of
plush , which is used as the cushion.
Plain enamel clematis blossoms with diamond
mend centers and long , curved btems , are
fashionable for bridesmaids' presents.
A broorh that has been in grout demand
during the Lenten season is in-tho form of a
liny palm leaf , mudo of gold , anJ partly
A now lace-pin Is composed of two Homan
gold rings , intercepted by a ring consisting
of half round balls , highly ornamented witli
Now children's earring are mudo to rep
resent a small gold three-leaf flover , each
leaf having a counter-sunk centre , set with
apo.tr ! The edge Is over-laid with fancy
A unique bracelet is composed of a number
of small gold horseshoes , united by little
chains , the nails In the shoes being repre
sented by tiny diamonds.
Although ! ho order of the eastern star is
not a Masonic degree , it is conferred only by
Masons upon Masons' wives ami sisters , and
Ihodworatlontif the order is pretty enough
to captivate the whole female Hex witli
masonry. It conMsts of n cylindrical bar
with 8cruw-throad iiund , upon which rests
an enameled star in different colorc , the entire -
tire being a white enamel black-bordered
polygon with a diamond centre.
Among the people of to-day , there are
few indeed , who have not heard of the
merits of Prickly Abh Hark and Berries
ns n household reined } ' . Tons and
drinks have been made of them for
centuries , nnd in hundreds of families
have , formed tlio sole-reliance in rheu
matic nnd kidney diseases. Prickly
Ash Bitters now take the place , of the
old system and is more beneficial in. all
troubles of this nature.
NELLIE BLY ON fHE STAGE ,
, P a
She WoarB Scant , O6etumo aud
Marches With the Atnazons.
GIRLS EARN SG A WEEK.
It Isn't Very Ilnril to Got Such ft Tob
TlKlitN Th.it 1)1(1 Not Fit DressIng -
Ing In n Crowded Iloojii How
Blic Uclmvcd on tlio
Nellie Dly in the Now York
World : I made my debut as n chorus
girl or stage Amayon last week.
It was my first appearance on any
stage nnd en mo about through
rending among the World advertise
ments ono that called for KM ) girls for a
spectacular pantomime , so 1 found my
self one afternoon at the stage door of
the Academy of Music. TbOro were
two men there. I looked at them and
they looked at me , and as nobody made
any movement to speak , I asked :
"Whore do I go in answer to the sul-
"Mr. Kiralfy told mo to say ho has
all the girls be wants , " replied one of
them. Then , probably noticing my
look of disappointment , ho added : "But
you can stop on the stage and see him
The stsigo was bare and cold. A soli
tary gsis jot only added lo the dismal as
pect of the place. The scenery oven
leaned up against itself ns if it wore
tired. Near the front of the stngo was
a row of girls , twenty-four in number ,
watching the movements of a graceful
little Frenchman , who twisted and
danced before them. Standing around
in rather forlorn groups were other
girls of all sizes , ages and appearances.
Homo were talking' in si lively way , while
others stood about silent and sad. A
woman who received the least attention
of sill was a ballet ilsiucer who wsis prac
I saw no one to speak to , so I followed
the example of the other girls
stood and watched the rehearsal.
Every two girls in the nmgic
circle hail a small gilded chair of
mythological design. The Frenchman
was teaching the girls to jump on the
chsiir , then down , then to run around it ,
and up again and so on. ] t looked very
uninteresting siud simple , and yet the
girls often made mistakes. The little
master seemed to have unlimited pa
tience , anil sit every false move gently
showed them the correct way. There
was a remarkable absence of the
"brutality" displayed against the poorly
paid ballet girls which ono hears so
much about. " The girls seemed to enjoy
the exercise and the man was kind.
At last I saw si man emerge from the
gloomy portals sit tho-far side of the
stage mid come toward me , whore I
stood on ono foot holding the other like
an elephant , or a goose , as you please ,
up to rebt. .
'To whom shall I apply for si situa
tion ? ' ' I asked.
' 'For what1" ; he questioiitd , looking
at mo with a kindly binile.
"In answer to the advertisement in-
to-day's World. "
"Will you plcsiso sit down and wait ?
I'll see you in a moment , " ho said , and
he loft me.
I looked around. I could see nothing
but , perpendicular scenery and the stage
floor. My feelings were rather
shocked. I remained standing.
"Do you like the chorus , " lacked turn
ing to the slender girl , with a shsibby
dress , a care-worn fnco and mournful
eyes enclosed in dark rings.
"Yes , I like it. It's as easy as any
thing si girl can do.
"Does it pay well ? "
"I think as well as anything else.
Girls in factories and stores work from
7 in the morning until 7 in the evening.
They got from $1.50 up to1. . The very
fowobt number get $5. On the stage wo
work afe w hours every night , and wo
have two matinees and two rohearbals a
a week , and we got $5. Thi& it the best
"I would like to have that job , " said
another girl , indicating a woman with
a towel around her heap dusting the or
chestra chairs. "She gets $0 a week
then when she eletins the sictrosscs1
room they give her hice and old drcbses ,
and sometimes a $5 bill. "
"Come with mo ; I want your names , "
said the man who had spoken to mo ,
and we followed him in Hinglo lile
across the dim-lit stage into a little
room. Everything hero hsid as barren
si look sis the stage. Trunks were piled
on trunks and si number of odd trunks
took up more space. Ho found a piece
of paper and called the first girl to give
her name. She gave it and he 'told her
to come next week. Ho asked the fcec-
end , "Wlmt is your name ? "
"I wsmt to know bow much you pa
"Five dollars a week. " while ho sus
pended the pen.
"Well , then , wo ( indicating her com
panions ) won't come. "
"All right. Good day. Next ! "
"They expected to get $25 a week , "
explained a girl.
Wo all gave our names nnd four of us
wore told to report for duty at the stage
door at 7 o'clock that evening. It was
only the rohoarbiils I wanted , but 1 de
cided , as this was all that ottered , to see
what it amounted to.
At 7 o'clock I walked past the crowd
of men who surrounded the stage door
into the academy. I boorotlv wondered
if they wore the "oligibles" I had read
bo much of who swarmed about stage
doors with their hearts und fortunes ,
flowers and diamonds to Iny at the foot
of their chosen idols. I did not see any
evidence of any of thcbosirticlcsbuttho
crowd was there , nevertheless.
There was no one on the btago or any
where to bo seen. The solitary gas jet
was yet faolitary. I could not find any
one , bo I took up my stand nnd stood.
Pret-ontly , from some mysterious part of
the btage came the girls , who had been
engaged at the time I wsifl. They began
to complain becaiibu they hsid been in
formed that there was no extra faults for
the extra girls us.
"Aro wo to go on without any knowl
edge of the play ? " I sibked.
' 'Yes ; wo will have to try to get be
side bomo girls who will bo good enough
to holji us. "
I did not heo how wo could do it and
not break up the show , but as I wsis
bent on having fun I did not much care
what form it tooK. The performers
began to arrive. Almost all the girls
carried little parcels or baskets. These
I found contsiined their "mako-up. "
At last Mr. Kirsilfy came , and.beoing
us. he came up smd spoke ,
' 'There is nothing to do until after
the tirbt actbo you can go up and watch
the piny. "
Ho left us , and then I saw n long
string of men coming in , ono after the
othor. They were making a noise like
a cnt , and I recognized them as being
the men at the entrance whom 1 mistook
for the devoted lovers. They dibnp-
peared under the stage.
At last I and my friend wore called to
prepare far the stage. A few garments
were given us , and wo were shown si
room to dress in. It was already well
filled with cirlp in all stages of dress
anil umlross. ' 'This ' room is full
enough. Go eomo'whoro else , " cried
ono girl , crosslymill with the exception
of the three prettiest girls , they were
all angry because wo crowded in with
thorn. 1 spoke to two or thrco.but they
did not reply simply looked nt mo
with quiet scorn. 1 had some idea of
the drossing.but my luckless companion
"How do you get these things onV"
she asked , in surprised disgust.
1 looked at hor. Slio was trying to
get her thin silken tights on over her
shoes nnd undergarments.
"You must tsiko off your shoes , " I ex
plained , ns no ono else offered to.
"Indeed I will not , " she said , voho-
montlv. "It's very rude ; I will not do
it. " Ihit in a while she did take oil
"How do you got these lights on ? "
she cried again.
'You cannot got them on over all
your undergarments , " I told her , and
oven the angry glrln laughed as they
looked at hor. I forgot my own ap
pearance in laughing at hers. She got
the tights half on , then she got the lit
tle short waist around her shoulders
mid the shoulder scarf around her
waist. She put the band of white hair ,
which only encircles the head , on , and
had no helmet. This allowed her black
hair to show and make a queer picture.
She got si spear anil a shield , and bo she
made her way down to the stsigelooklng
like sin Amazon who had been badly
whipped in si fight.
I fared but little bettor. My gar
ments were too largo siml my ballet
slippers were easily four sies too long.
I put the rouge on my face mid found
that I hud forgotten my pejwdor. Tlio
white wfg was too small ami would al
low no black hair underneath. My hel
met was too largo and would blip back.
I was a wul sight.
"You will bo too late. Tlio curtain is
up"cried someone , and 1 rushed after
a girl down stairs and to the wing. I
. /as only conscious that there was a
crowd of people going out , and I was
among them , giving a hitch every now
and then to my armor. A blaze of light ,
a crush of music nnd , with sin inward
laugh sit my own boldness in attempting
something I know nothing of. 1 was
facing a Now York audience in the
Amazon march. I did not feel like mi
Amazon. Down wo swept towards the
footlights , while I wondered what our
next move wsis to be.
"You started with the wrong foot , "
said a girl at my side. 1 did not know
which foot I started with , so I said ,
"Which foot is it ? "
"Oh , any one will do for you , " was
the satisfactory answer , while I mused
on how funny it must look from the
front to see ono bnivo Amazon out of
step with the whole army. Bsickwards
we wont , nnd my helmet slipped on the
back of my neck.
"Your black hair is showing , " whis
pered another girl. This was not reas
suring and did not tend to give mo
courage to try and do bettor. I gave a
jerk to my helmet while the horrible
thought struck mo. What should I do
if my helmet fell off on the stage sind I
was left with my shsun wig and black
crown before the audieiK'o ? Oncosigain
we went to the front , suid I congrsitu-
Isited myself on being in step , when si
girl , in a very emphatic manner , whis
"You have your shield on the wrong
arm ! " That reduced mo agsiin , and I
resolved to change it in the face of the
audience , when she whispered :
"Fsico sibout ! " *
I turned my face to her smd found
every ether girl had her face turned
the other way , anil if I kept on I would
have to march backward while the rest
went forward. I would not do this , so I
simply took my time and turned in the
right direction. I began mildly to
wonder why the gallery gods did not
notice my strange actions. As wo
marched in a circle siround the stage I
changed my shield and poised my spesir
lightly on my side , ( i had been carry
ing it under my arm. ) Again wo went
.to the footlightb. A girl whispered for
me to "stand btill , " smd 1 obeyed. I
heard a voice from the wing cry :
"My ! What is'wrong ? ' '
I look with si smile to see what is
wrong , and I see that the other girls
are marching to ono side ; they have
divided , smd I , being in tlio center , am
loft silono in front ! I followed with
more hsibtc than grsice after the noareht
girl. Then we did movements which I
had not the least knowledge of , so I was
more than a little relieved when they
marched to the wing. I was glsid to got
oil. I found my poor companion still in
si state of undress. Together wo sought
the dressing room , anil I forgot my own
discomfort in laughing sit her remarks
I am out of a stage engagement at pres
Sick hcsidacbo , wind on the stomach ,
biliousness , nausea are promptly and
agreeably banished by Dr. J. II. Mc
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FASHIONS FOR MEN.
The Correct Thiiifc In I > reHS for the
Opening Spnrifj Senhon.
New York Mail and Express : In fsihh-
ion for shoes there seems to bo si reac
tion against the use of psitont lesithers
for street wear.
LighMvoight derbys , grsiy to brown
in color , are bold for summer wear.
They have narrower brims smd shorter
Probably more black cutaways will bo
worn this year. They can be made sis
ight and cool sis the grayish-colored
coats and look fsir more "dressy. "
The only overcoat that will bo worn
much , the tailors say , is the "Chester
field , " a loosely-fitting , short pattern ,
with open fronts lined sill the way to
the edges. The materials used rsmged
from wide wsilo worsteds to plain grays
in worbteds and Venetians.
The colored shirts outdo in brilliancy
the plaids of the tailor shops. Most of
them sire mniio with collars all of si
piece. Nevertholebs white collars and
culls may bo worn with striped shirt
fronts , or the revor.se ,
Scarfs are bright and seem a lUlle
broader , lioth four-in-hands and made-
up ones are worn. Collars turn over
much the same , and sire no highor.
Shirts for evening wear sire made plain ,
or embroidered , or pique. Nearly all
have throe buttons , though one stud is
been oftener perhaps than two.
The Prince Albert coat btill retains n
moderate degree of popularity with
fatout , middle-aged men. It is good _ for
afternoon receptions , for walking and
for driving. Yet the cutaway answers
every purpose jubt as well , smd tlio
younger men have almost unanimously
discarded the heavy frock coat.
A crofeB between half dress smd busi
ness dress is the three-button , ono pioeo
cutaway of rough light goods with
patch breast pockets and bide flaps. All
ether business bulls are made back fash
ion. With si sack coat , sis with a cutn-
way , a fancy coat and an odd pair of
troiibers may bo worn. Sucks are looser
this year , with wider back * .
For half dross nothing seems able to
shako the hold of the cutaways. The
three-buttoned coat is the bettor model
for summer , though the four-button ono
is coining iuto favor again. The ten
dency this year is toward rolling fronts ,
cut much lowhr. Some of them fallow
Uio silk linings as far sis the button
holes' . All boi-ts of light-colored btutla
are ubcd , as well as thin dark goods.
All sorts of fancy wuibtcouts intty bo
WH.A.T : :
Ferguson Furniture Co , Will Do ,
AM ) WHAT TllttY WON'T IH > .
"We won't make an immense sacrifice for the benefit of
We won't sell a stove and keep it in repairs for one yeaif
and then exchange it for a new one , and then give you your
money back if y u don't like it.
"VVe won't pull the bed out from under you if you arc sick
and two days behind with your installments.
We won't take your stove away because you are out of
work for a week or two and can't pay up.
We will sell you goods at a small advance on cost.
We buy for cash by job lots.
We keep a largo stock of carpets , oil cloths and linoleums ,
desks of all descriptions , parlor goods , bed room suits , stoves ,
lamps , crockery and glassware.
VVe furnish houses from cellar to attic in ono day.
We servo rich and poor alike. Storage goods to pay
charges. Large stock of refrigerators and ice chests.
WEEKLY AND MONTHLY PAYMENTS , : : FERGUSON FURNITURE CO ,
O. H. CURTIS , I'BI . J.MURD _ THOMPSON , Sic , T tt.
MANUFACTURERS AND DLALER3 IN
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TOY AND STATIONER'S AND
EVERY KIND OF RUB3EH OOOD3.
REPAIRING NEATLY DONE.
HE & IOIG ,
12.1 . and 1213 Farnam Street
Carpets , Stoves ,
WEEKLY AND MONTHLY PAY
Go to C. HANSEN'S
For host GHUCEHir.S nt lowest living prices.
For Curtis Ill-others' Cuiiiieil Hoods.
Kor all kinds of Krnlt unil VcKi > lnl > les.
l-'or Washlwrn's Ili'st Hour at W.IK ) per hundred weight ,
For Fresh flutter and KiK-f ,
C. HANSEN , Wholesale and Retail Grocer , 701 N. 16th St
Between the two grand drives Sherman Ave. nn < l
SuunderH St. , under special nrriitiKeiiiuiits with Mr.
Kountzi' , I am enabled to oiler tills splendid property
on very ( U'filrablo terms.
Prices from tl..nx ) up. 100 more houses to he built
this year : cable llnu and street cars rt-arh this addi
tion. Contracts and deeda direct from Mr. Kouutzc.
Telephone No. 185.
JAMES STOCKDALE , Special Agent , 113 N. 16th Street
DEWEY & STONE ,
A magnificent display of everything useful and
ornamental in the furniture maker's art ,
at reasonable prices.
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The Albany Ilibtorii-nl nnd Art soci
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bition at winch in exhibited a ounibor
of intorebtiiifj' pieces of jewelry and old
fiilvorwnro. There are a good many
ciirioiiH old snufT boxcH , shoo buekluH
and watches. Seine of tlio latter are
those huge , tiirnip-liko affairs of silver
or fjold. Ono has a copper case with a
jiiuture painted on it. One of the moit
intorohtiiitf ohjectn IH the ring used in
Hitfning tlio death warrant of Mary
Queiin of .Scots. It belonged to Sir Kd-
inuiid Anderson , lord cliiof justice of
the common picas from 15S2 to 1(105 ( ami
is now the property of HnwtUH Corning.
The rliifr is of plain gold , with a larfti
cold Bcal. There is alno a pair of exquisite -
quisito cameo bloovo buttons exhibited
at the Paris exposition in 1807 , A Swiss
peabiintVi watch of the twelfth century
with chiinoH IH also exhibited. Other
objotts are u buckle studded with Hliino
stones , presented by tlio Knipres * Cath
erine of Hussia to Citi/.on Genet while
ho was embassador at the Russian court ;
silver beakers1 , once in the possession
of Louis XII. , brought to this country
by Gouvernour Morris ; a silver tonst
rack which belonged to Charles Dickens
ons , and an old family spoon of the date
of 1/i / , inlaid with German coins.
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