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18 THE OMAHA DAILY
FADS AND FANCIES FEMININE
An Ohio Woman Wields the Brush with
Marked Masculine Ability ,
THE ERA OF DEPENDENCE LONG PAST
l > noiitlnl In the Trnlnlnc of OlrM
( loud nnil Hud .Mothers Tlio Knlolil-
oBcopn of rimlilnn Gossip
To "paint lllto a , tnnn" 1ms lonp been
thought the highest ambition of women
who devoted themselves lo nrt. Never-
tholoas thu iirodnotlona of lady artists
almost invfu-inbly hnvo such n dlattnc-
tlvely feminine quality that art connois
seurs ) ean reeofjnl/.o them at n glance.
Rosa Honhour and Kll/aboth Butler
hnvo boon uniiHidered the only excep
tions , but it Is now claimed that with
them must bo Included Mrs. Alice Bart
ley Barnard , who has lately produced
BOino ( lining room pieces , BO called , of
MI-H. Barnard is -daughter of ox-
Governor Hartley of Ohio and a noico of
General Sherman. During the Grant
administration she was a social favorite
in "Washington , and she lias since studied
one year in Brussels under the cele
brated Capionio and four years In Paris
under the host SU11 llfo masters of the
day. All her productions yet put on ex
hibition urn in still life , and she has
made no attempt to follow the lead of
Roca B ( nheur. Her mother was not
only posboshed of great artistic talent ,
but was witty and Intellectual , quite up
to the Btai.dard of her family , the Sher
mans. She was the sister of the general
and the senator.
Mrs. Barnard has been visiting in
Colorado , but will soon open a studio in
Now York , wlioro her best productions
are now on view. One of these repre
sents a basket of pomegranates Bpilled
upon straw , the other a cut of rare boot
Hanked by vegetables and bottles of
wino. The subjects are so simple and
commonplace that they scarcely seem fit
material for art , but the rich delicacy of
the "coloring , the boldness of touch and
solidity of the painting nmko them re
markable. Simple a subject as a piece
of beef may seem , very few painters can
present it with a combination of beauty
tt is in Htill life , too. that the feminine -
inino quality of any artistic work is most
readily detected , as the action of living
things tends to obscure the peculiarities
of sex. Mrs. Barnard is not only vigor
ous aa'a painter , but in social life as well
is a charming woman , and her personal
ity beems to till ino in some of her pro
In' presenting what she deems the
"True Solution of the Woman Question"
in Donahoo's Magazine , Mary Elizabeth
Blake notes a marked change in woman's
environment. The increase of responsi
bility which modern usage has placed
upon woman , in admitting her to share
in broader interests ; the habits of luxury
which have crept into society , moving
the poor girl to envy and unwholesome
longing of the gauds of her richer sister ;
the consequent growth of temptation ,
unhappiuess and evil in ovory-day llfo ,
are points evident to every student ol
human nature. How to utilize to the
uttermost this enlargement of her sphere
of action , while strengthening and preserving -
serving her from unwholesome results ,
is one o. ' the most serious queries before
the present generation.
Tno girl of the present day , she in
sists , has u right to such training as
shall make her solf-sunporting , self-re
liant , rid of that haunting fear of the
future which obljged her to seek mar
riage as a ncccswity , and often made hir ;
ready to submit inclination , feeling and
principle to the wretchedness of union
without congeniality or respect. For
the sake of food and raiment , no one
should over bo forced or induced to
accept so many chances of unhappiness
through want of power to gain honor
able and honest livelihood. Some one
thing the woman should bo taught to da
so well as to bo sure of success. It mat
ters little enough what that thing may
bo. Writing a poem or making a loaf
of bread , stitching or printing , building
or baking if she is competent in any
line she need not fear the future.
And that she bo enabled to acquire
this accurate knowledge , the world is
making generous provision of instruc
tion. Higher intellectual education
welcomes her at the open door of the
college ; the clinics of the hospital ward
and professional bchool otTer the same
preparation they give her brother ; the
best wisdom of the nation is devising
ways and means for numberless varieties
of practical manual training , and oxpor
imcnting in methods of teaching souni
knowledge. Since she has been eallei !
to enter the lists with man , on equa
terms , it follows as a matter of coursi
that she must bo prepared with the same
thoroughness. So , from the most severe
special courses of the great universities ,
to the handling of took , the work of the
olllco , the shop , the field or the fireside ,
there is no position now so public or sc
private as she cannot educate herself tc
Writing on "Godnnd Bad Mothera1
in the North American Review , Mrs
Amelia K. Barr gays : Society has pu
maternity out of fashion , and consider
ing the average society woman it i
perhaps lust as well. No children an
more forlorn and more to bo pitied thai
the waifs of the woman whoso lifo i
given up to what she calls "pleasure.1
Humbler born babies are nursed at thoi
mother's breast and cradled in her lew
ing arms. She teaches them to wall
and to read. In . all their pain sh
soothes them ; in all their joytniho has :
part } In all their wrongs "mother1 * is ai
over-present help and comforter. Tli
child of the fashionable woman is tooftei
committed at once to the euro of som
stranger , who for u few dollars a montl
is expected to perform the mother's dut ,
for hor. If it does not suck the vitiated
probably diseased , milk of some peasonl
it has the bottle and India-rubber mout !
piece , when the woman in oharg
chooses to give it. But she is often in
temper , or sleepy , or the milk is no
prepared , or she is in the midst of a'coiv
fortablo gohsip , or she is drowsing o
feeding herself , and it is not to b
expected she will put any sixtccn-dollart
a-month buby before her own con
fort or pleasure. As for thcso noglecte
babies of pleasure-seeking women , the
milter terribly , but then their mother
nro having what they consider a pei
foctly lovely time , posing at the oner
or gyrating in some ball roomexquisite !
dressed , and laughing as lightly as i
there wore no painful oolites from thoi
neglected nurseries. For no nurse i
apt to complain of her baby ; she know
lier business and her interest too wo !
for that ; she prefers to speak coinfortu
bio words , and VOWH the ' 'little ' darlln
prowH bolter and hotter every hour , Go
bleu * U ! " and , HO assured , the inotho
L'Otm airily away , tolling herself thu
her nursolrt a perfect treasure. Whai
ever other IIHI-MM may do , she know
that her ntioo in reliable. The fact i :
that oven where there are other ehl !
drcn In a nursery able to complain i
the wroriL'B and cruelties they liuvo t
find urn tfic-y very ( toldom dare to do 8 (
Mamma IH a dear , l > oauUftil lady , vor
far off , mirso Id uri over , present powci
capable of making them sulTor fltlll
more , And mamma does not like , to
hear tales , Bho always appear * annoyed
at everything agalnstt nurse. They look
Into tholr mother's face with eyes lull of
their nad story , If RIO only had the heart
to understand ; but they dare not speak ,
and very soon they nro remanded back
to their cruel keeper with a kiss and an
injunction to "bo good , and do as nurse
tells them. "
Girls , do not laugh nt the mistake ? of
the bashful man or boy , says the Phila
delphia Times. You have no idea how
your Innocent mirth wounds him , and
there is no use in making anybody un
necessarily miserable. No matter how
much a little woman of the world you
think yourself now , you can remember
certain episodes in your past career that
make you grow warm from head to foot
just to think of at this far away date.
Even though today your manners are
as nearly perfect as possible and your
deportment at all times correct , you can
undoubtedly remember a time when to
enter a room that held strangers was an
ordeal that you would have avoided If
you could have done so without shocking
the proprieties that in those days seemed
such fearful bugbears. Can you not re
member feeling that every eye was fixed
upon the smallest details of your altiro
with harsh and irritating criticism in
the glance , and for the time being your
feet and hands aeeiucd to have assumed
most unusual proportions , and though
in other places you knew perfectly well
what to do with them they , on this occa
sion , became unmanageable and you felt
as though you were all hands and feet ?
Isn't the memory of the mocking smile
or the titters that went around at your
expense as hard to bear in memory us it
was in reality ? Therefore , refrain from
making fun of the bashful men. They
find it much more dilllcult to become ac
customed to the company of strangers ,
especially of the opposite BOX , than you
with your woman's wit and adaptability
to iucumbraneos can imagine. Bushful-
ness is , of course , but an aggravated
case of self-consciousness , but the un
happy victim should bo pitied rather
than ridiculed , and hcl ] > cd to gradually
conquer that which , while it lasts , is as
bad as a dibcasc.
Dr. Susan Kelson , who was'one of Gnr-
fiold's physicians , celebrated her 70th
birthday this month. She was graduated
In 1831 from the Cleveland Homeopathic
Medical college. The college , which
would not soil scholarships to women ,
was owing something on the construc
tion of its now building which it could
not pay , and the creditor insisted on
having a scholarship before ho turned
oner the keys of the building. This
scholarship ho sold to Miss Kdson. who
became thereby entitled to enter. They
hold a faculty meeting over her and de
cided that she could not attend the next
year , but she informed them that she
would bo there. "Well , it will not bo
very pleasant for you , " said the pres
ident. "That is your lookout , " said
Miss Edson. "If the men who come
here to study medicine can't treat n
woman decently hero they are not fit to
treat them elsewhere , but if I live I
shall bo bore , " Miss Edson know that
she had the law on her side , having the
scholarship. The rumor that she was tube
bo excluded kept back a number ol
women who wore desiring to enter , but
when the authorities found she could not
bo frightened away they admitted a few
others who implied later.
Edward Ilarwood , in his recent work
on the Greek and Roman classics , men
tions a Dublin edition of Tacitus dated
I'DO , and says : "This is the celebrated
edition of Tacitus which Mrs. Grior&on
published. I have read it twice through ,
and it is one of the best edited books
over delivered to the world. Mrs.
Griorson was a lady possob&ed of singu
lar erudition , and had elegance of
taste and ability of judgment which
justly rendered , her one of the most won
derful as well as amiable of her hex.
Prefixed to this edition of Tacitus is a
dedication to Lord Carterot by Mrs.
Grid-son in most elegant Latinity. "
This eulogium is quoted by Dr. Dlbdin
in his b ok on the Gi-cok and Latin
classics , and a note is aJdcd respecting
Mrs. Grior&onVs son , a young man of ex
traordinary attainments , who died at
the ago of 27 , and who received the high
est commendation from Dr. Johnson.
For his mother's sake , this young man
was appointed king's printer in Dublin.
According to one account , Mrs. Grid-son
was a native of Kilkenny , the child ol
poor parents , and indebted for her in
struction to the parish clergyman. Con
sidering her attainments and circum
stances , she must have been a most re
markable genius , and deserves a fulloi
record than so brief a note as this. It if
stated that she was not 30 years of age
when she died , in 17. ! . ' } .
To the girl who has a sweetheart 1
would bay bo as careful of your love as
if it wore the most fragile china and d (
not let it by fret bo' nicked in any way
for you want nothing less than a perfect
love , writes Ruth Ashmoro in tin
Ladies' Homo Journal. This may be
yours if you will guard your lovo. Yom
love may bo as ideal as you please ant :
yet , because love itself is above tin
more things of earth , it can still govorr
your lifo practically , so that for detii
love's sake the unkind word will not bi
spoken and the cruel thought will novel
enter your heart. Sometimes , for deal
lovo'sbake , wesulYer , but the love itself i :
so well worth having that cno canondun
the pain. To you and your sweothoar
I say bo faithful , bo tt no , bo loving , huvi
u grout affection for the friend with UK
great love that goes to the swcothour
and you will attain that perfect unioi
that on the day when you two becomi
one will show itself in your lover's faci
and the lookers-on will know that "tin
heart of her husband doth safely trus
in hor. "
The Boston Transcript thus explain !
the phrase "getting the mitten : " Om
hundred years ago gloves were unknowi
in the country towns. Mittens won
knitted and worn in all families. If i
young man going homo from hinging
school with the young girl of his ctioici
was holding her mittencd baud to kco ]
it from getting cold , and took that op
portunity to urge his suit , if the olToi
proved acceptable , the hand would re
main. If tiiKon by surprise , an oll'ort ti
withdraw the hand would leave the mil
ten. So the suiter would "got the mil
ton , " but would not get the hand. Tin
use of the word "innlT , " meaning i
foolish , blundering person , also has ai
easy explanation ; a stupid youth wai
said to bo a "mull" because , like tin
article of feminine wear called by thu
name , ho hold a woman's hand withou
squeo/ing it ! The sedate old times won
not without their gallantries.
Five o'clock teas are especially at
tractive on account of their chatty am
informal associations. The arrangement
for such n function are of the simples
kind , the menu matching thorn in slm
pllclty. Tea and chocolate , with rollei
sandwiches or fancy cakes and bonbons
are the only things served. Lamps ar
lighted if necessary , but as the enter
tainment is over within an hour , or ai
hour and a half at the latest , their us *
can sometimes bo dispensed with , i
Horlos of these teas , ettch one inoludiiij
some portion of one's visiting list , is ;
charmingly easy way of receiving one'
guests comfortably , uud is in the way u
Ronornl satisfaction much to bo preferred
to one largo crush.
Nine families in the prune locality in
Philadelphia have united In the experi
ment of a co-oporatlvo kitchen. A
kitchen belonging to ono of the experi
menters has boon rented , cooking uten
sils hnvo boon provided by the different
subscribers , a manager , specially trained
in cookery , an assistant cook and n boy
to deliver meals have boon engaged to
outer for the families. The menu for
each day will bo submitted to the differ
ent subscribers and returned with the
distasteful dishes struck off. It Is ex
pected that a decrease of one-third of
the expense of every household will bo
attained by the combine.
One of the hardest trials for house
wives to endure philosophically is the
very common redness and roughness of
the arms when they are displayed in
evening dress. This may bo overcome
in time by washing the arms every night
in water as hot as can bo borne , with
soap , and rubbing them vigorously with
a nail brush. Dry on a rough towel and
rub In any preferred preparation of
glvcerine with ro-iewator or cucumber
jefly until It Is quito absorbed. In a
month the arms slu.uld bo smooth and
TO BRIGHTEN EVENING DRES9.
Sonic of thn Devices Unit Are Well l.lkotl by
The number of devices for brighten
ing a dark evening gown or one which
has scon its best days grows with each
passing hour. Dressmakers recognized ,
HOWS FOK TUB 1IAIU AND IIOOICE.
the1 advisability of putting tnom on the
market ; women who haven't the wealth
of Ormus and of Ind at their command
are only too glad to purchase thorn. So
A popular arrangement is that of a set
of bows ono for the hair and ono for the
bodice , made of suitable colored ribbons
and after the Maine stylo. The olTeot of
these bows is extremely smart if prop
An ornament for the hair that is gen
erally becoming is in twisted , velvet ,
with a band of the same to encircle the
coils of the hair , and a gold ( tinsel bow ,
OIINAMENT FOR THE HAIR.
bordered with pearls , in front. This can
bo made to mutch any gown nj1i is worn
with equally tfood otTect with cither a
high or a low style of coiffure.
Quaint basts to carry with our old-
fashioned yown will be in vogue soon.
Pipings and milliners' folds of black
satin are sold by the yard for bodice and
Some new dresses of woolly-looking
camol'H-hair are trimmed with nifties of
black satin ribbon.
Very old coins are sot in rings of gold
and worn as pins. Whoever has nn
antique silver piece may make this use
The vogue of wearing bodices con
trasting in material and color with the
skirt has u constantly increasing popu
All fashions have their compoiiKationsi ,
and the woman with pretty arms is re
joicing that long sleeves are going out
Accordion plaited velvet will bo used
this season for facing hat brims. Alsa
tian bows of accordion plaited lace arc
also to bo Ubcd.
India silks with a butin finish are im
ported , and wool surah , a now dross
fabric , is almost as light and delicate as
the silken material.
Now hats of line chip or fancy braid
are covered with lace scarfs and
trimmed with a profusion of rabbits'-eai
loops of bright velvet.
Round yokes of galleon , with wide ,
round corselet bolts , also of galleon , arc
worn with dresses of cashmere and othot
thin woollen materials.
The newest sleeves have ruffles. These
nifties commence at the hand and extend -
tend to the olbow. This sleeve is the
old "bell" sleeve revived.
The lorgnette case has appeared ir
charming ( losings of white , rose , imirc
and violet kid , trimmed with gold and
provided with a golden chain and clusp ,
Long fringes hanging from n boll
more or loss wide and called chatelaine- :
are worn , the fringe reaching to the
knee line in some very elegant garni
A dress of striped material is so cul
that the wearur has the appearance ol
bo'ng ' diagonally bound up with narrow
tape. It is bcarcely pretty and not at all
The pretty muslins or organdies witli
flower designs or stripes or dots are lav
ishly trimmed with lace nifties , berthas ,
etc. Lace is to be greatly worn the
Neck ribbons nro coming into style
again. They nro generally in volvol
and light colors green , yellow , pink
ruby or blue , and are fastened by u jew
eled stick pin on ono nine.
Oulpuro and all the beautiful laces
still go on their way rejoicing in fash
ion's smiles , while riblxms in all the oh :
patterns and colors suggest counties !
varieties of design for the now weavings
An old-time looking dress has the
skirt finished with sevoil nifties , tin
lower one about live inches ( loop , ant
each ono growing narrower , the uppoi
very slightly overlapping the lowoi
ones.Many fashionable ladies in Now Yorl
employ hnlrdrossor.H , who visit then
w-ofessionally every day. On the othai
hand , ladies who are not fashionable di
their own Imlrdrcssins and have lots o
tltno to attend to tl p thinning of tholr
husbands looks. ; ,
The popular shnrtwntstctl Kmplro of-
feet Is often obtained ; by bands of broad
broad velvet ribbon'in ' two rows , with
length wise bands * * of the snmo ribbon
running between the upper and lower
rows all around tl6 ! waist.
Very wide collars , made of Hat bands
of passomontorid with deep Van Dyke
points , are worn around the necks of
low-cut dresses , thUonds coming straight
down over the shoulders and finished
with boad-taasols oVer the bust.
Why shouldn't a p'rottp girl look In n
morror as often os She likes ? If ho Is a
benefactor who makes two blades of
grass grow where oho grow before , how
how much more so Is she who dupli
cates her own sweet girlish face.
Silken grenadines will bo largely em
ployed when the warmer days dawn.
They are shot and brocaded , striped , em
broidered and jetted. They will bo
made up over shot silks and trimmed
with ruehlngs of satin or llouticlngs of
Wide ribbon strings on bonnets are
once more to the front. They are of
shot and brocaded ribbons , and tie be
neath the chin in the old fashion. New
widows' bonnets have strings of corded
white ribbon , dull in finish , and nearly a
A lovely morning gown for a brldo is
of heliotrope cashmere with short ,
zouave jacket of white guipure laco. It
is confined at the waist with white vel
vet ribbons. For a simpler gown a
striped pink and grav French flannel
with olnk and gray ribbon is pretty.
Long-stemmed flowers in high , quiver
ing clusters , and in contrast , many flat
wreaths of brier roses , hawthorn , ger
aniums , etc. , are on now French hats.
Grasses , thorny stems and pussy-willow
sprays are arranged in novel ways.
Jonquils and Parma violets make lovely
aigrettes on cream-colored openwork
straw hats trimmed with reseda green
velvet and ecru laco.
The new corduroy silks come in Per
sian and Algerian stripes and in pretty
tri-colors green , gold and English rose
and various other bright combinations
that render them most attractive for
dressy wear. Some of these1 silks are
made up with a .seven-gored skirt spread
ing greatly at the bottom and trimmed
_ with tiny velvet frills set in rows about
'two and one-half inches apart.
A pretty dress of black bengaline is
arranged'with a plain skirt trimmed
round the hem with three narrow crossway -
way flounces , each ono set rather widely
apart from the other. The high bodice
has full sleeves and rovers of myrtle
green velvet , and to wear with this , as a
complete walking costume , is a pretty
green velvet cape , finished with a short
shoulder cape , very fully pleated.
Milliners are making use of straw
ribbons to trim both bonnets and hats.
The straws are dyed in a variety of
colors and then , plaited into ribbons
more or less widci iSnmo show sever a
colors plaited so as . to form a design ,
diamond patterns , scrolls , and so on.
Other straw ribbons are in the colors
pink and black , btiluk aiid green , cream
and rose-color , ecru and'violet , etc.
Tallin Aliiiut WOIIUMI.
Mrs. Bayard Taylor has revised her
husband's "Ilistoryi- Germany , " and
the now edition wiilli soon be published.
Belva Lockwood has been refused ad
mission to the New York bar. They
don't seem to like the cut of her panta
loons. " '
Mrs. Nancy Tur iqv of Bolster's Mills ,
Me. , is the daughterand granddaughter
of soldiers of the revolution , and also the
widow of Charles" Turner , a soldier of
the war of 1812.
A good many men who smoke three or
four ten-cent cigars every day are explaining -
plaining to their wives the necessity of
economy if they want to go to 'tho
World's Fair this year.
Miss Kate Lovan of Berks county ,
Pennsylvania , a girl of 10 , drives the
daily mail stage between Princeton and
Fleetwood , and can manage a four-horse
team with as much skill as any man in
Mrs. Daniel Lament is an amateur
photographer. She not only takes pic
tures , but develops them herself with
more than common success. She is the
only woman who has taken Buby Ruth's
Mrdjeska carried in "Henry VIII. " a
handkerchief which is said to "have been
the property of Queen Isabella. Whether
this is true or not the handkerchief is
ono of the rarest pieces of old Spanish ,
lace in existence.
The women of the Minnesota state
board have raised the needed money to
purchase Tjoldie's fine statuary group of
Hiawatha bearing Minnolmha in his
arms , and it will be placed in front of
the state building.
Miss Fannie .T. Sparks , who was sent
put to India a missionary of the Method
ist church in 1870 , is lecturing on her
experiences in that country in eastern
cities. She had charge of a girl's orphanage -
phanago at Uareilly , in northwest India.
Mrs. Gresham. the wife of the secre
tary of state , said at a tea not long ago :
" 1 trust the newspapers will not begin
to publish accounts of my extraordinary
abilities and talents , for I haven't any.
The judge doesn't like extraordinary
Mrs. U. S. Grant will spend the
summer at Cranston's hotel. A suit of
rooms overlooking the Hudson has been
engaged for her , and is now receiving a
thorough overhauling. The neighbor
hood of West Point has a strong fascina
tion for the widow of the great soldier.
Mrs. Mary \V. Packer , widow of GJV-
ernor SVilliam F. Pucker of Pennsyl
vania , celebrated her 81st birthday in
Williamsport on March Ii. ( Mrs.
Packer is the oldest living native of
Williamsport who was born in that
pleasant city. Her maternal giund-
futher , Michael Ross , was the founder
of the town.
Miss Fairy Mur-ottor , a belle of Fos-
toria , O. , noted for her beauty , and
scarcely out of her teens , has been suf
fering from a violent attack of neuralgia
of the head. As a result , so wiy the phy
sicians , Miss Musottcr's hair has become
as white as snow. Being luxuriant , and
the shade of white exquisitely beautiful ,
the efl'cct , though novel , Is charming.
A pretty story is told anent Mine.
Christine Nilhson's recent gift of $ T > , ( ) IJO
toward founding a hospital in Franco
for the cure of diseases of the throat.
In her poverty stricken childhood , when
only 7 years old , the great singer was
attacked with croup and was taken to
the hospital , whore she was saved.
Tlio new hospltalls her thanks olTorlng.
Mine. MarchesI'H pupils in Purls have
lately been indignant over her reduction
of the length of her lessons , combined
with an advance in her charges for in
struction in singing. The class made a
respectful protest the other day , where
upon the famous teacher demanded a
letter of apology from every mombc'r.
Six of them , five being Americans , pre
ferred to leave the school , and two of
the best voices are said to have gone in
' Guild of
The Women's Co-operative
London is going to work for shorter
hours and improved conditions for co
operative employes , and also proposes to
help women's trades unions and to-jup-
port progressive women candidate * to
local todies. Among the minor items of
work appear "clasaes on accjuuts and
bookkeeping" and "ndtlresRos on co
operative balance" shoot * . This associ
ation numbers 6,000 , members , mostly
Miss Nniicy Marvin , a spinster who
died at Monrovia , Intl. , recently , at the
advanced ago of 103 years , was remark
able among women for the fact that for
sovcnty-ftvo years she remained true to
the memory of her deceased lover. She
was betrothed to Nicholas Hayes of Bal
timore , and the wedding day was sot for
October 0 , 1818. October the young
man died. So warm did Miss Mnrviu
keep her affection for her dead alllanced
that even when she became an old woman
the tears would trickle down her wrin
kled face as she talked about him. Miss
Marvin was the oldest member of the
Methodist Episcopal church In Indiana ,
and probably the oldest maiden in the
UNGRATEFUL MR , . JONES.
Ills WICo Milken linn u I'n-ncnt Tliul llu Dons
Not Aiproilntn. :
Detroit Frco Press : Mr. Jones has
just had a birthday , It marked an epoch
in his life , and in that of Mrs , Jones , too ,
and neither of these excellent people
will bo likely to forget It very soon.
Mrs. .Jones hud been mysteriously busy
embroidering something which she kept
wrapped up in oiled silk. Then at times
her eyes would fall on Jones with a sort
of tapo-moasure glance , as if taking
dimensions , and questioning whether
something would fit. Smiles of satisfac
tion would also chaio each other across
her face as she gazed.
" 1 wonder wliat she's up to , " mused
Jones , "a four-in-hand for me > to hang
myself with , or another smoking jacket
only lit to bo burled in. I do hope Provi
dence will avert any such calamity. "
IIo changed his mind and took up an-
othercoursoof thought , when Mrs. Jones
asked him which he would prefer , enuld
ho have his choice , a gold-headed cane
or a rosewood revolving dc-sk.
"Maria's boc-n saving up her money , "
he saitl to himself , "I'm in luck this
Tlio morning of his birthday came ,
and at breakfast Mr. Jones finds ills pres
ent in a small package at his plate. Ho
unrolled it savagely , and saw a blue
satin ribbon with red letters and some
"You've always needed ono , dear , "
said Mrs. Jones , as she regarded it with
"What is itV" growled Jones ; "what's
the name of the object1
"It's a napkin holder , .Teptha. You
put the band around your neck "
"Not if I know It. "
"And the silver holders "
"They won't hold mo ! "
"Keep the crumbs from "
"What are these letters ? "
"They are French , dear "
"Oh , the English language gave out ,
did it ? "
"And wish you bon nppotit. "
"Bono what ? "
"It means good appetite , you know
"No , I didn't know ! And if you think
I'm a pug to be rigged up in harness
you're away off , that's what. "
"But it's only to wear at meals , " apol
ogized Mrs. Jones.
"I'm out of the bib age , Mrs. Jones ,
for good and all. "
"I think you're very unkind , .leptlia , "
retorted Mrs. Jones ; "it's a real shame ! "
"I should say it was , Maria. Look at
me , " continued Mr. .lones , savagely.
"D'you suppose I'd ' sit here and eat with
that bonappity thing around my neck ?
Not much ! I can make a fool of myself
in ono language , but i ain't going to do
it in two. "
Mrs. Jones sobbed us she laid the relic
away in the china closet , while Jones
muttered feelingly :
'Another household idol smashed into
smithereens ! "
Ono of the recent industries added to the
already numerous manufactures carried on
in Clic'innitSaxony , is the production of
curtains made of India rubber as the main
ingredient. The material employed for this
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pulverized fruit stones , II ) per cent of
bleae-lie-d amber varnish and B per cent of
bleat-lied leather waste' , to theses bemsr also
adelcd , if deemed necessary , a quantity of
infusorial earth. The various substane-es
thus named are togi'tlier worked up with
bisulphide of carbon in the most pen-feet
manner into a thick mass , and from tbis are
rolled out thin leaves , which are capable of
being decorated with the greatest variety of
ornamental patterns , and several of thc'so
leaves are combined to form a curtain.
Unlike the Dutch Process
nro used in the
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