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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 28, 1894)
Woman's : Domain.
I'ltlSTTY PANCtrtt. .
TlctnriiquoFrncln it llrunrttc , Ctmtulii anil
lllonilo Will Wrnr to n Hnllon-mni.
Halloween , pcrhnps , more than any other
felp , supplies possibilities Tor picturesque and
effective gowns , and the end-ol-thc-cenlury
girl IB not the one to let thorn slip by.
A very fashionable wardrobe- now owns ,
along -with other dainty evening toilets , a
Halloween supper frock , which tuny bo made
In any mode , but which , to be Just the thing ,
I should suggest , In some way , night Itself.
' Tints vague nnd Intangible , hinting of dark-
I nesn or the whlto cool moon , nro preferred
f over glaring dark colors.
As to ornament , there Tnay bo some curious
Jeweled night fly fastened somewhere , per
haps spangled In the hair , and If ( lowers are
used , they , too , must propitiate the powers
of night In wanness and thick perfume.
The dread witches , who on All Halloween
have the threads of fate In their keeping ,
are- said to b difficult ladles to please , but
somehow one hopes they will smile on the
wearera of these charming gowns and
provldo them suitable husbands. The
originals of these dainty costumes , -which
were suggested by three famous Trench Pic
tures , were all made by a nlmble-flngerpd
How York girl for n Halloween supper. They
are to be worn by herself and two sisters ,
three distinct types ; and along with their
exceeding effectiveness thry haAo the merit
of having Involved comparatively little ex
pense , being all fashioned from materials at
hand , some- lengths of a marvelous Chinese
drapery , a few yards of thick liberty satin
bought In better days , and a thin , scant old
tambour muslin Blip , relic of a long dead
great-grandmamma and tea cup times.
FOR A BRUNBTTC.
The first drcsa was for the dark ,
handsome elder sister of the little Cinderella
dressmaker the type that goea with stlfl-
TO MATCH I3RQWN RYES.
ness and statellness and rustling textures.
It was of the liberty satin In a dim luminous
tint , too blue for grny and too gray for blue ,
and that will show off the wearer's rich mal-
skln to perfection. The girdle drapery of
graduating ribbon lengths and bows was of a
faint dead tea rose color. This subtle and
delightful tint , together with black , repeats
Itself In the simple but decorative embroidery
at the bottom of the wide ) skirt. The tiny
chelrilso gamp Is of white mull , and the short
balloon sleeves are stiffened with tarlaton.
To be .t\orri with the dross , as well as the
next one , both of which were entirely un-
crinolined , were petticoats of hair cloth , with
tucks of large round organ pipe plaits , to
hold the skirt on In the present approved
FOR CHATAIN COLORING ,
The second gown , though perhaps not quite
to enchanting as the flrst , was more sug
gestive of the witcheries of Halloween. It
was of the Chinese silk drapery. In lone cop
per red , and with a fantastic patterning of
black bats. The girdle- and low neck decora
tion are of black velvet , and square jet
buckles fasten the latter clown at Intervals ,
The very daintiest feature- this panlcred
gown , however , which In style recalls some
what little beflowercd Dolly Varden , Is the
unilersleeves , made to show off a rounded
young arm mid drive envy to the soul of
womankind. For every woman who la a real
woman has a weakness for lace , and these
adorable imderslcevcs were made of the
charming old net lace embroidery In back
stitch of the long ago.
It , came , like the tambour muslin , from
grandmamma's garret , where , when Hal
lowcen Is over. It Is to be hoped , II will be
carefully put back.
A GOWN FOR A BLONDE.
The third and last dress , a tiny hint of the
fllrectoiro- period , id tin- tambour muslin slip
FOR A BRUNETTE.
itself , sinfully modernized. Once white. It
la now evenly mellowed to a soft caressing
yellow , which Is further accented by a pulling
of pure whlto chiffon about the neck and
gklrt bottom. The sleeves are of a rich
heavy brocade , In black and white , and the
belt and crescent ornaments are ot silver.
This costume is to be worn to the * supper
by the llttlo dressmaker herself , and its
scant picture lines aresura to become her
slim , ihortwalste-d young figure.
And may the ghost of sweet dead grand
mamma not como back to reproach her for
BUM K suri-Kii roil IIAI.I.O\VI''IN.
An Amntlng Entertainment for the rtuyt
and ( llrUi
A very funny entertainment for Hallowe'en
Is a "mock supper , " The supper Is spread
( n the dining room ; nnd If the boys and girls
do not enjoy II almost as much as a real
euppv-t they will be different from the party
ot yo rig people who tried It last year on a
Email scale , and who are going ta repeat It
this year nn a very much larger ono.
Kor ( ho mock < upp r let all the boys and
girls asiemblo In the drawing room or the
play room , which Is the ono usually devoted
to Hallowe'en plays. And let the conversa
tion drift toward the etippcr.
"Whatlould you HUe best for suppw ! "
( lie hostcM iiMta ono of * lur llttlo guests
Jobnnr Olles , ( or example.
"Iuuld llk While grupet , " replied
" .Very well , JohauU , " sayi tlio hostess ,
"You shall have some White grapes to tnko
homo with you , " .
Next she asks n little girl what she would
llko best for supper , "I would like currant
Jelly , " answers the llttlo glM. And that Is
the vay the game goes on. "Turkey ! " cX-
claims ono of the boys. "Pe .rs , " says an
other. "I would like nuts and raisins , " de
cides n llttlo girl. And then she changes
her mind. "No ! Give me bon bons. "
At last , when all have told what they
would like best , a very loud bell Is rung
with a great deal of strength ; and Into the
dining room march all the boys and girls ,
And there upon the table are all the things
In the center there is an Immense dish ot
fruit grapes , pears , aples and peaches. At
one end there is a very brown turkey and
at the other Is a beautiful ham nil dotted
with pepper and dressed with fluted rllibons.
On each side are Jellies , and In great dishes
are cakcB , lion bens and Ices.
"Wo lll not hhve- supper now. I am
going to filvo It to you to take home with
you Johnnie , here nro the while grapes
you wanted. "
And taking a great bunch of the clear ,
light green beauties out of a fruit ill all , she
turns to Joluinle , who Benders what Is to
happen next. As he takes the grapes ho
presses one of them nnd bursts out laughing.
"You are not to eat the graps here , , "
cautions the hostess.
"No , nor anywhere else , " laughs Johnnie ,
"because they are made of wax. "
Next comes the handsome mould of currant
Jelly for the little- girl who wanted It. The
Jelly Is suspiciously light In weight nnd the
little lady looks nt It closely nml says :
"Why , II Is made of celluloid or something
like that. "
The turkey turns out to be a bird of brown
silk -with wooden feet. Ho Is Blurted with
cotton. The pears ara hollow , with an out
side of rough , hard-baked sugar , and the
bon bens nrc papier mache. The nuts and
raisins are rubber and weed veiy excellent
After the little guests have Mifflclently ad
mired their gifts and tire beginning to get a
little hungry from gazing at such pocd things
about them a servant announces supper and
all go Into another room , where- table Is
spread In precisely the same way. But this
time the turkey Is real and the cakes and
bon bens and fruit are good to cat.
A Hallowe'en supper Is usually given nt
the regular supper hour , 6 o'clock , or even 6 ,
and is a feast in every respect. Any
delicacy may appear upon the table and the
hostess can put her little guests at case by
suggesting that each one tell a story , tal < lng ,
perhaps , the Hallowe'en gift for a subject.
And eo Johnnie tells a story about a turkey
gobbler he once owned. And the- little girl
\vith the currant Jelly tells how she once
made Jelly or picked currants ; and so all the
guests have a little story to tell.
After supper there Is a little dancing In
the drawing room nnd by 9 o'clock the guests
go home , each taking along a small paste
board box In which , lies the Hallowe'en
souvenir. A great deal of laughter Is
cau&cd by the fact that the turkey Is too
large for his box and has to depart with his
feet sticking out of one end.
"A mock supper mnkes the funniest
Hallowe'en I ever spent ! " Is the verdict of
the boys and girls so fortunate as to be In
vited to one.
A New Accomplishment fur I'ntillonnbio
To fit the fashion of our resurrected grand
mother's gowns , worn low over the shoulders
and crinolined skirts , with hair brought over
the- ears and loosely parted down the center ,
comes the harp this , winter as the fashionable
Instrument for young girls to play.
Banjos and mandolins- arc laid asile. !
Whether the Instrument has come In from HIE
eternal fitness ot things or not , girls , to be
smart , -should train for the harp.
It not only requires good execution , strong
fingers , but Delsartcanposes - to make It pic
Quite a number of New York young girls
are preparing for this winter. Their mothers
are having them trained In a most proficient
manner , that they may play at the afternoon
receptions In tliqlT own parlors. Lovely
gowns are fashioned for these children In soft
old colors that linnr.onlzf with the yellow ol
the harp. The music Is soft and full , not toe
brilliant to hush all other sounds , but serv
ing as a delightful accompaniment lo the
singing or talking vojce.
An Instruments costs from $309 ta $800 ,
quite as much as a piano. Lessons , are rathci
expensive , too , but the whole does not cost
more than an education on the piano. Tht
only difficulty comes In hardening the- lingers
This Is difficult. The thumbs are protected
but the other fingers will suffer during th !
first months and nothing but continuous prac
tice will remedy this.
One of the most charming little player :
now In New York is Miss Lucia Larrest o
Washington Square. She has an exqulsltt
harp and plays at most of htr mother's en
tcrtalnments , and when school duties do no
Interfere- she Is allowed to lend her talent t <
soma of her mother's friends , Her playing 1
exceptionally fine and as she Is very gracefu
she makes a dainty picture sitting before hei
great Instrument In some flower-bowered cor
tier of a drawing room ,
"Who's got the button ? " Is n questloi
Dame Fashion asks of her followers jus
now. There Is no doubting the fact tha
buttons , ot all sizes , varieties and especially
prices , are to bei the vogue this winter aftc
elng mummyfled for fire years ,
Hooks and eyes \\111 yet play their lin
; > ortant part , for these buttons are meant ti
adorn , not to use. No top coat but has It
luge buttons , which may be used. If prefer
able , and no tailor gown Is without its array
Cloth plays no part In their makeup , fo
metal Is the favorite material.
A shop Is offering now for sale some fo
op coats or walking Jackets of covert doll
and cheUot , great ribbed onyx ones v\lt
carved mothero'pearl.figures on them
Some designed for sportswomen have
splendid bloodhound's head with a whip li
Ita mouth as the cut Jlgure , which stand
out In artistic relief from Its , dark bach
; rottnd. These arc Jl.BO apiece. Others dc
signed Cor a cut velvet Louis XVI. dlnne
coat that Is to have rovers of point lace , ar
exquisite mlnlaturo set In rhlnestone :
The heads nro those of Marie Antoinette
the Dauphin , the little Princess , mid of Lou I
XV. Mine , du Barry was there and Mmc
Pompadour , also Charlqtte Corday and Jeann
d'Arc. These articles ranKo anywhere fror
$5 ta ( S apiece.
Turkish buttons three Inches In circuit :
ference , at dull silver arc studded with blu
stones and brilliant wheels of gold , set -nit
Imitation amethysts and emeralds. Thee
last are $19 a dozen. One of the handsome !
species Is bought over from Prance and cost
| 50 a dozen. They are- sun bursts of fine )
cut rhlnestoncs mounted on wires of frol
and are designed for satin and velvet toilet
for evening. *
Their variety Is Infinite , but one must ow
a Cow to bo In the mode this season.
THR NEW PETTICOV.T.
Silk petticoats , fltmclly made and unllnc
may once have been pretty , but to th
maiden up-to-date1 they present no attractive
ness , because they are neighed in the ba
anco and found wanting In utility. The
wear out rapidly and add not a wlilt to Hi
stand out effect the skirt must now have.
The new petticoats are made with a laffet
lining then Interlined with hair cloth , ni
grass cloth , for the latter loses its stlffne !
rapidly. The hnlr cloth Is put on after th
fashion : A bias strip , sixteen Inches \lil
Is cut exactly by the lower pattern of tl
klrt , then put between the two linings , i
far as the tide xoresextend. . In the liac
width this Is placed In an the way up to Ir
bell , and put Into two large box plaits , i
the skirt material should be done. Th
gives lha flare out from the waist at tl
back which Is grievously tending towai
bustles. Nevertheless , on n ( lender perse
It Is distinctly becoming.
Gown makers do not favor the making i
the petticoat , after the very full manner i
the sklrli , lor It Interferes awkwardly wll
one's walking : till ) , the hem must flare coi
stderably to lend countenance to too ne
dress eklrl , and many peUlccaf makers ai
pultlntc imall steclB la tie. ticm jo produi
the enlarged flare so desired by those who a
gowned In the extreme 'Thti ' , alio , li grle
ouily tending toward hoo'psVlrti but aa tl
fashions change , o do our fitfnds. and tl
new effect Is considered very fashionable'nnd
ABOUT UMBRELLAS. .
Never was there a. femlnlno heart that
didn't delight In umbrellas , and surely the
designers knew It , for they rake every ar
tistic Instinct In their souls to devise ami
satisfy this , longing.
Handles of gold and sliver are children ol
a day that ) & done. They were cheaply Imi
tated , nnd emart women put their real ones
aside In disgust and took to these of wood.
This set the pace lo these who -were not
modish folk , and fashion whirled from thn
mineral to the vegetable kingdom.
And now -\vo have umbrellas of finest silk
with handles of wood , on which the artists
place many designs. The favorite shapes
in handles are long and narrow. Ono odd
Variety of newest build Is of gnarled Im
ported wood , without a semblance of polluh ,
ending at the top In a grotesque or pictur
esque head mn.de > of bisque. One Is ot a
little Dutch boy , with a ivater Illy Inverted
over his head Another ends In a cross
legged Brownie , and others In red tomatoes ,
with the four green leaves at the top.
These of rough wood , with large- cherries
sprinkled over the handle , are sold , but nrc
not a bit smart In tone.
The preferable ones are carved In long
slabs that arc tipped with silver or twisted
In a circleat the end that the owner mny
slip her hand In to hold It better.
A style that fits the woman In the rough
allor gown Is built similarly , to a man's
cane , having a broad claw of wood or burnt
'vory , tipped with silver , placed at right
ngles to the handle proper.
Burnt Ivory Is very fashionable still , cs-
eclally It mounted with narrow filigree sli
er bands , and some devices show an elf's
'ace , carved Intaglio Into the Ivory , sur
mounted by a cap ot silver. Very dressy
- mbrellas have handles of plain mother-af-
earl , fashioned columnllkej others have a
argo amethyst or emerald laid Into the metal
t the end , But- women who dress moGlshly
on't g-o In for any of these styles ns much
s they do for the rough or scented wood ,
wlsted and turned and capped charily with
A word as to the- care of your umbrella.
> Jevcr put It ferrule downwai'61 when wet.
f you can't open It and allow 11 to dry at
ts best , which Is the correct method , then
ilace It handle downward , so there is no
: hanco for the drippings to remain In the
Ip and rot the silk. Again , never go out
vlth your umbrella unrolled when not In
ise. It Is n world of saving If the cover
s always kept on It , to Bay nothing of the
-marter appearance It makes.
TEA DICl.MCINO , ' "
lost on , 1'hll.T.lcJphla und J\'c - Vorlc lii.lorno
The tea statistics of the United Stales
show an Increased Importation of almost
10,000,000 pounds between the years of 1891
and 1894. The Importation for last year
alone was 07,682,327 pounds. These enor
mous figures mean but ono thing. We are
becoming more llko our English cousins In
heir love for "the cup which cheers but
does not Inebriate. " And while It Is not
probable that Americans will ever substitute
ea for coffee In the morning , the afternoon
tea Is becoming moro of a recognized Insti
tution yearly and less ot a fad. .
It Is-a curious fact in the tea trade that
certain cities in the United Statcs , distinctly
prefer certain different Ulnds of tea For
Instance , Foochow goes mainly lo Philadel
phia. The cultivated Bostonlans discuss
Drowning over a cup of Kormosa Oolong
Japan teas are preferred In the western
cities. New Yorkers cling to tha thor
oughly proper Congou -English breakfast
According to Importers , tea docs not lose
Its flavor In being brought here , and it made
here as It Is made In China , would have
precisely the same bouquet. This Is due
to the caretul way It Is packed. The same
rule which applies to the housekeeper ap
plies to the Importer. Tea should bo usei
as. soon as It Is opened. Housekeepers
should buy It In email quantities and al
ways keep It airtight In a dry place. Tea
a year or two old depreciates greatly In
Tea should bo drunk from two to five min
utes after It Is made. It Is not necessary
to let It steep.
The Chinese put the dry leaf In the cu [
and pour the fresh water Just at boiling
point over It. The sap which Is secreted It
the stcmmy structure , of the leaf Is all tha
Is good. This exudes In from two to five
minutes. If allowed to stand longer the
chemical quality of the leaf destroys the
flavor and renders the tea Indigestible and In
Jurlous. As for the woman who has her tea
pot standing on the stove all day and take
a cup whenever she feels weary , according
to tea men , It Is , a special dispensation o
providence that she docs not drop dead on
* In China and Japan the work of caltlvat
Ing and preparing tea for the market devolves
volvos principally upon the women. Tea
grows en bushes from three to five feet big !
in plantations similar to cotton , In form
the leaf similar to the smaller petals o
a rose. For the arduous labor ot picking
drying and rolling the tea leaf women re
celvo from 10 to 20 cents a day. The cultl
vatton ot tea has. been tried In the southern
part of the United States , but o-alng t
the small wages paid Chines laborers , w
can not compete.
One of the Interesting features ol Chin
to tourists are the tea houses. Chlne&o dra
perles , screens , lanterns and fans form th
principal decoration. The low tea table
are covered with Chinese paper and th
exquisite cups and saucers would gladde
the heart of a curio collector. They ar
usually presided over by a matron and he
several daughters. They all know a llttl
English and are extremely polite. Whe
a stranger appears on the tbreshliold th
daughters Immediately surround and fa
him , while the mother bustles off to niak
a cup of tea , He is not asked 1C he > want
ie It that fact Is taken for granted. If li
hesitates and does not drink It as teen as I
U handed to him , in very attractive broke
English they urge him to drink It before I
The only teas which have at all the stlinu
latlng effect ascribed lo alcohol are th
Congou , Ceylon and India teas , Ot course
then they are made of more than the ordl
nary strength. Wo do not drlng tea. any
thing near so strong as they do In England
In China , where It Is the national beverage
they drink It In smaller quantities and o
tener , nnd always without milk or sugar
Putting rum and cordials In tea la n thqr
oughly European and American Idea , en
would Impress they Chinaman , It bo wer
familiar with that flavor , ot "painting th
The purest teas are Oolong and Congou
There 1 * a llttU coloring matter In greet
ca , but not enough to be Injurious. For
heir own UGP , howprer , the Chlneoe never
color their tn , For the very best quality
ono should not pay more than a dollar a
pound. Moro Is a fancy price , Nothing- ,
irobably , Indicates so clearly the hold tea
ma upon Its drinkers than the fact that
mrd times 'never affect the quantity sold ,
There U a demand for Inferior qualities ,
irobably1. but even -with the poorest there
s always enough tea In the cupboard for a
cheering cup ,
It la very Interesting to watch a tea , taster
t wbrk. He Is seated before a round re
volving table , on the pdge of which are scv-
ral dozen cups , At his feet Is an enormous
unnel shaped cuspidor. Into this he spits
ha tea. after tasting-/ For a tea taster lo
ver swallow the tea Is an unheard of thing- .
n the center of the Ubloils a pair of scales.
A nickel five cent iilecoils the only weight
isecl , Its balance being the regulation quan-
Hy of ! oi used for cadi cup. Two caul-
rons of boiling water splutter on a gas
Turning the table around , the taster In-
eptliratos each cup Ir. turn. Ho decides
pen their respective valncs nnd quality by
he fragrance , the brightness oC the leaf , Its
ormatlon ( the smaller nnd closer the belter ) ,
ho color nnd taste ofu'thc tea. So accurate
o these men beccma In their Judcments
hat they can frequently pick out the dlf-
erent brands used in a icup of mixed tea.
Jc-r does time Imp&lrl these peculiar facul-
les , but rather seeing to ilevclop and sharpen
hem. There has never been a woman tea
aster. The prcvalllrH opinion Is that with
en. like wine , a woman's palate lacks ills-
rlmlnatlng appreciation , i nnd unqualifies her
or the position.
pnilnn nml llrulnc * Treated Mint lilTco-
timlly by ICulibliiK tlio Injiirad Purls.
A professional friend surprised me
jy saying ho wondered why men wore
lack eyes when there was no necessity for It
Halt an hour ot massngc , judiciously ap-
lied , after the Injury , he added , would pre-
ent any such ugly condition. Massage , he
ontlnued , is a restful cure for many Ills
oik know , but to how many uses It can be
nit remains an unknown quantity to the
"Bpt about the eye , doctor ? " I asked.
"As soon a& the Injury Is received the
lands should go at once to work. No sclen-
Iflc passes are necessary , just the primitive
; nowledgo of how to rapidly nnd firmly move
lie fingers over a given spot. In ten minutes
tie 'blueness' Is fading and at the end ot
hlrty minutes no 'blackness' Is visible.
"It Is better and surer treatment far than
ny amount of raw beef , salves or poultices. "
This method does not only apply to the eye ,
ut Is good for any blow or fall which pro-
uces "blue marks. "
Should a child tumble down and limbs erick
) ick bo hurt , nothing one can apply will ns
uletly prevent coagulation ot blood or sore-
eas ns Instant massage.
The why nnd wherefore Is quite simple yet
vise. The blood Is congested as the skin Is
truck , especially In soft boneless places of
lie body. The clots prevent newer and bet-
cr blood passing- Into the bruised veins , anil
tie transparent skin reveals the dark condl-
lon. Manipulation of this skin by the fin-
jors loosens the clotted blood and carries
t off , thus restoring- normal circulation.
This remedy ts so simple that It will possl-
ly be forgotten , but It ts a rather good bit
t wisdom to keep stored away for tlmo of
Many physicians are applying massage for
rnctures and especially far sprains.
I saw a woman who had a bony growth bc-
ween the Joints of the wrists and who had to
ubmlt to Its being broken , undergoing frc-
tient massage for Its cure. It was the only
Also nothing Is so effective for a sprained
nkle. The patient should , if possible , rub
he joint of the ankle all the time , and ha\e
lassage delivered by others four or six times
day. Not only Is the cure as speedy as un-
cr other doctoring , but also tlie constant re-
let afforded to the- soreness reacts on the
crvous system. The same method applies
o a sprained -wrist or shoulder , and It Is ex-
el lent In caseof a sprained back.
In.tha case of fractures .massage , ts being
pplled In the place' Cf splints. True , oil
latlents do not prefer it , for the constant
rlctlon of the hand on a very sore spot Is
not always soothing. It creates frequently
ntense 'pain for awhile , but the sensation
3 not .lasting. However , some physicians
lalm that splints , as mechanical apparatus
or perverted bones , Is disadvantageous , be-
mse It weakens. Tha muscles are 'shelved'
or the time being , and > 4he blood Is not In
good circulation ; whereas In the Instance of
massage all functions arc stimulated by the
quick circulation into which the blood Is put.
LIVING PICTimCS JTUIl IIALLUWIS'KN.
llil-I'imUlnnetl finmrniAre Mculo rretty anil
Novrl for Ynnne nml Old.
Paring an apple to discover a set of lijl-
Hals , eating a p ar In front of a looking
glass In a dark room , pulling a head of cab-
> age , and the old-time 'ducking for apples
are played this year In a new way. They
appear In a tableaux. As many boys and
girls can l > s In the tableaux as desire. And
'or ' an audience there may be the younger
Brothers and sisters of HIP faml'y and the
ciders who played theto games In a different
way long ago.
Klrst there must be a. large frame built.
It Is better to have two frames. Ono need
: e only large enough to show off a single
person. But. the other should be as big as a
jroup of boys and girls , or about half the
width and height of tha room. The frames
nay bo of simple pine , unplaned ; and any
boy with a hammer , saw and nails can make
one of them so that they answer the purpose
nicely , Fasten tha frame that is to be used
for the flrst tableaux In an upright position
so that it stands In front of the audience ;
and you arc ready for the performance to
For the first tnb'eaux , the one with the
apple peeling , select a pretty mademoiselle
with long hair braided down her back and
a gown that Is copied after a picture you may
find In on old book. A dark blue dress
made In old Dutch style Is very pretty for A
tableaux ; nnd If the young lady Is old enough ,
she may braid her hair and band It around
her head In a way grandmama will suggest.
The tableaux shows the apple peel upon
the floor , where it has been thrown by the
anxious Hallowe'en ' girl , white she bends
over It to read Its Initials. In her hand
there Is a peeled apple and a stiver fruit
The tableaux of eating a pear In a dark
room Is managed by darkening the room nnd
putting out the light back of the picture
frame , At one side of Hie frame , looking In
a glass , stands a young girl eating a pear ,
while the only light In the room Is from the
candle In her hand.
The merriest living picture of all IB the
old-time ducking for apples. All the chil
dren can tale part in this , and the large
frame muat be used. In the center stands a
tub of water. At ono side Is a boy who haa
just lifted his head , all dripping , from the
tub , Besides him Is another youngster with
his head apparently submerged In the water ,
etc , until the whole group Is. nicely placed
In picture fashion. AH eyes are centered
upon the boy who has bobbed up with an
apple tightly clutched In his teeth.
Pulling a head ot cabbage la managed
thus In a picture. A pretty girl sits blind
folded In a scene made to represent the
kitchen. In her hands there Is a big cab
bage , Just pulled from the ground. Her
friends stand around laughing while her eyes
are being un blinded. A head of very red
cabbage adds to the picture.
All the oldfashionedHallowe'en plays can
be made thus in tlie living pictures with the
result of novelty and Entertainment for all.
A SufTulk Ktreri' llallntro'cn ,
Civilizing pe-ople In poor and bad quarter *
of great cities , through Uio medium of gentle
and agreeable surroundings , Is one of the
specialties ot theoiopby Suffolk street clh
not exactly resent dilUzallon , but It tooh
coldly at flrst to the reading room and board
Ing house for norkingbglrlK theosophy se
before It. Such thlngi , being good , the }
might stand , was Its Uoit decree ; and tber
It went on calmly reading Its Russian ant
Polish and Italian andjiHebrew and all thi
other languages necereury to Its multlcolorei
taste and requirements. * It was entirely ow
Ing to thewltcherlfJ of Halloween and th
Inconsistencies of a Irltllxig little god calltt
Cupid that theoiophjr ; got Its flrst boom 01
Suffolk : street ,
That morning the young lady oC the nev
r adlng room bad said to Anita , the frui
teller , that the would give a llttlo Halloween
entertainment In the evening If she were only
certain ot a. tew guests from the notghbori
tood. This Anita told to honest Wong Lee ,
he laundry man , , who. In turn told It lo all his
customers , nnd toward night It bore fruit.
The- boarding house and reading room , no
note than the boxed off floor of a. huge warc-
icniBe , wereup n. high night of steps like a
adder. Tht > young lady In chargeot them
10th , the reading room girl , got them In
> eautlful order , nnd when at 5 o'clock some
body knocked at the door , she said "Come In"
qulto gleefully. A tall , slim girl In'a plain
iroivn ilrcsa and with a shawl over her head
esponded. She had n skin llko the heart of
L jessamine- flower and the subllmo brow ot
he Slstlne Madonna , But Mhcn she spoke ,
hough low nnd gentle- , her volco was a musi
cal suggestion of only Kast New York. Her
name -V.HB Kmlly Anderson. "Emily , " she
aid , and she was a paper box. maker , living
usl around the corner with her widowed
nother. nnd she- had heard nil about the
lalloween entertainment , and she wanted to
( now It anybody could come who was re-
poclable and know how to boliaii- .
"Yes ; won't j-ou come ? " said the reading
"Well , I guess I will , " said Emily , after n
moment. "And maybe I'll Ret some other
llrls to come and a young feller or two , but
'ou needn't be afraid of any scrappln' going
n. I can keep them as good as gold ! You
The reading room girl said she knew she
ould , Then they both began talking as If
hey were old friends , and Emily told the
ecret that wns weighing on her mind.
She had broken with her sweetheart , who
hough not exactly " ( ough , " had n quick
empcr , and was given to occasional "sprees. "
'To tell you the truth , " admitted the lovely
nadonna , trankly , "that's ' Just why I want
o coino here tonight.
"There's going to be n dance 'round to
he Sullivan's pretty bad esB. Joe Sullivan ,
ust loves whisky and If I go , Dnve'll be
lire to be there his name Is Uavid Flmf ,
and he's a plumber , "and < lead euro he'd
pick a row with anybody Just to make me
peak to him. But I ain't ever ngoln' to < lo
t. I'm Just dead sick of rowdies , nnd I'll
never marry none on earth. I've Just broke
with him for good , I have , nnd I'd go to
ho ends ot creation to Jump the sight of
ilm ! " / -
Then Emily hoped that It any of the
'boys" should come that night the young
ady wouldn't make them "mad" by talking
Then she went down the steps sniffing
H was qnlto plain tr > be seen that though
ho hot tempered anil spree-loving Dave had
est the madonna's respect , he had still a
warm place In her woman's heart.
At 8:30 : in the evening , true to her word ,
Emily went back to her boarding house , but
vlth a big , brown , good-looking young man
lone. Who , but Mr. IJavId Finn , the
plumber himaclf. The rowdy , broken with ,
discarded sweetheart !
She presented him coolly , and without
liter comment than thnt "the rest ot them"
voiild go to the Sullivan dance , she fell
The reading room girl nnd a tall young
ady In a fashionable pink dress , who had
come in to help with the Halloween fes-
Ivltlcs , tried to draw her out in vain. She
would say "yes" nnd ' 'no , " and then go
jack to her thinking , looking all the while
tko some beautiful holy picture.
The disgraced Dave , on the contrary ,
iroved a genial guest , and with n surprising
alcnt for roasting chestnuts and apples just
0 the point. Ho was a winning rascal ,
oo , on his own account , with a curly ,
> rown head and a big boy guffaw that -would
lave touched a heart of stone. Yet at 10
o'clock Emily was still strangely silent.
Sha did not even smile , not until the scc-
nd masculine guest of the evening arranged
a long row of twelve candles In little tin
props on the floor and lit them.
This gentleman had cpme nil the -way from
Inrlem to keep the peace on Suffolk Btrcet ,
f It should. l > a necessary ; nnd ho now In-
ormed the ladles that they were to try their
ates by Jumping over the candles. These
represented In rotation all the months of
he year , nnd the candle extinguished by the
umplng would be the month of matrimony.
f they put out nonp nt alt , that would be
a sign that they werb to be old maids.
The reading room girl Jumped flrst and
vaa at once laid on the shelf of single
) lcssedness. The young lady In pink
knocked over two candles , which proved she
was to be married twice.
And then It came Emily's turn.
Emily had been holding back , looking on
vlth the ghost o't a laugh about the corners
ot her divine mouth ; and now , without a
bend , she stood up and gathered together
ho simple folds of her brown dress , Poor
lave ) , lovesick to the. ears , flamed red as
a peony. "One , two , three , " counted some-
) ody , and , with a running Jump , the ma
donna whisked over tlje month of March.
"Oh , Miss Anderson , " said the girl In pink ,
as the smoking candle lay on the floor , "you
will bo married In five months. "
The reading room girl kissed her without
a word , and Dave again changed color , but
this time from red to white. Then some-
50dy else declared that the claret mulling
in the kitchen would be ruined , and after
; hey had all run out to see , Kmlly said quite
simply to Dave : "That's all right , Dave. "
"You see. " she explained afterwards to
the reading room girl , her fast friend by
now , "It was like this , I knew thcre'd be
ducking for .tipples flt Sullivan's , and going
down the steps backward , and all the
things to put men In a temper when they've
took on too much beer , and I Just made up
my mind Dave shouldn't go , and maybe
get In a shindy and be showing up nt Essex
Market Sunday along with fan-tan China
men nnd Dagoes. Any woman can keep n
man straight It she wants , and there ain't
many In the world as good ns Dave. So ,
when I seen him In the street that night
1 Just calls out : 'Hello , Dave ! You wanter
go to a Halloween entcitalnmcnt ? ' 'Don't
I ! ' he says. And then I wouldn't speak an
other word but Just to come along ; and I
don't think I'd have married him on earth
If I hadn't come here and knocked over the
March candle. "
And so , though the whole of Suffolk street
has not yet been tamed , two loving and
divided hearts are made one , and Halloween
nnd theosophy are without doubt good things.
" . .
A new design In stick pins Is a coronet
of enameled gold or of precious stones.
Whlto onyx set with diamonds Is n new
combination seen at the Jewelers' this au
Imltailona of Venetian and Spanish point
lace aro" Very largely worn on dresses and
Bunches oC Ivy leave * on fall hats are a
novelty that a Parisian modlsto has made
Tailors' canvas is used to stiffen skirts , at
the bottom , and a light weight mohair Is used
to line the back.
A pretty sealskin cape has a tightly fitting
yoke of fine , black Persian lamb , with a
deep ruffle and storm collar of sealskin.
Skirt trimming Is chiefly confined to a
narrow band at the bottom , but nn occasional
panel oC velvet , lace , or embroidery Is seen.
Embroideries como In great variety , beauti
fully worked In shaded silks on black velvet ,
and made more showy by gold , silver , or
Thp Figaro and Eton Jackets have not yet
gone out of fashion , as many of the Im
ported frocks have these jaunty little Jack
"Tell the amateur dressmaker. " saye an
authority , "that she con successfully press
the round seams ot waists and sleeves over
the kitchen rolllngpln. "
Lady Jeune , who Is so fond of having younf
literary lions and lionesses at her "crushes , '
has written a book called "Later Questions. '
Sha Is the wifeof Francis Jetine , Q. 0.
Mme. Courvreur , better known under her
pseudonym ol Tasma , has been appointee
Belgian correspondent to the London Times
& position made -vacant by the. death jf her
Among the pretty novelties for tbeatei
wear ara dressy collars ot Venetian polnl
edged all around with a band of table , while
some of them are worked with jet , steel , or
A stylish model for a fancy xllk waist has
double puffed sleeves and a widerevorsllke
collar , which IH square In the back anc
trimmed win a bunch of embroidery and a
ruffle of silk.
"Lecture'tteV Is the latest addition to our
language. It comes from the land of "Lady
Muyoret-aea and lady pantres ! < - , " and sceme
lo mtfui an Informal talk sort of froth ol
a lecture , perhaps.
A novelty la a bodice- for a black velvet
coitumo his a front ot ermine fastened undei
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the arms anil on the shout < lero , and over this
s the black velvet bolero with elegantly
A black skirt , elaborately trlmmcil with
Ivory tinted guipure , nnd worn with a bodice
and sleeves of rich dark red crimson velvet ,
adorned with the same lace , is described as a
very stunning gown.
BDdlces may be made with or without a
basque , or they may have a dozen , separate
from each and falling like leaves Cram the
waist all round. These are sometimes very
Miss Ethel Harraden , the sister of the
author ot "Ships' thnt , Pass In the Night , "
has written the music of a fantastic opera
entitled "The Taboo , " which has been suc
cessfully given In London.
Black satin seems to ) IUVD supplanted moire
for all purposes of trimming , but moire In
varied patterns , and also striped with color ,
Is still In vogue for skirts and sleeves , com
bined with chiffon waists.
Pauline Hall was one of the flrst actresses
to use a bicycle. She took the exercise as
a precaution against an Increasing tendency
to embonpoint. ' Oeorglana Cayvan , It la
said , Is fond of riding a wheel.
There Is to be a great run on black gowns ,
tome new coarse woolen crepons being par
ticular favorites : In this negative- lint The
lining will very often beIn color , such as
yellow silk or perrlwlnklo blue.
A new shape for a tea cozy shows a
square of linen , with a cock embroidered In
red upon It. Two sides of the square are
left open and two sewed together , and the
cozy was put over the pot cornerwlse.
White satin continues to be first favorite
for wedding gowns. Chiffon , moussellno de
sole , tulle and handsome lace , vlth a dis
tinct leaning toward the. latter If the purse
lo long enough are used for trimming ,
The latest sable boa Is made of tno skins ,
so arranged that the head and paws hang
down on either side almost to the waist
Smaller ones encircling the neck arc made
to fasten with a spring , ending In a multi
plicity of tolls.
Women have been waiting for something
which would hold their hats on , inlieu of
the spiking pin. This seems to have ar
rived In a llttlo English Invention , which Is
an Ingenious arrangement ot two curved
pins , that , sewed Into , the back of the hat ,
grip the ha.r ! In a way that defies any wind
Heports from German universities say that
more * women than ever before have applied
for admission to the various departments ,
ami thft gymnasia at Heidelberg , Mannheim
and Weimar arc almost overrun \\lth stu
dents. The days of prejud.ce abroad against
women and their capabilities teem to be
The reputed best woman chess player. Mrs.
Baled , the wife of a retired naval surgeon ,
has composed several hundreds ot problems ,
some of which have appeared In the Illus
trated London News and other periodicals.
Her first problem , she says , took her Just
upon a hundred hours , hut now she can often
turn out one In half an hour ,
Miss Virginia Fair has a fad Cor fans. She
owns the largest and most expensive private
collection hereabouts. They are all for use ,
too , and match her costumes , of which she
haa hundreds every year. Miss Fair did not
set out with the Idea of making a colloctljn
of fans , but the number haa increased until
she has come to have a Justifiable pride In
The Baroness Adolph do Jlothschltd lias.
Ilka our Duchess of Hamilton , n particular
affection for cows. At her llrlttany villa ,
in one of the walls of her boudoir , Is a sliding
panel of plate glass , through which ihe > can
see Into the pow houtc , or rather cow pa ace ,
M herein the animals feed out of marble
manger * and are milked Into tolld silver
Capes have lost nothing of their vogue , bo.
Ing recognized universally as the most useful
1C not the most ornamental garment extant
As the seaaon advance * they are gradually In-
creating In length. nd some ot the latest
roodtli are. shaped like a Hiring gored skirt ,
I th teams covert ! -with rich Galleon , jet
bands or very narrow strips oC fur , Imparting :
a striped effect to the cape. Sometimes thret-
or more materials are used for the same capo
velvet , moire. Jetted net and fur.
The tailor costumes for utility uses shop
ping , traveling , walking , etc. are made with
round skirts that just clear the ground all
around , either In gored shape or In modineOl
bell form. Soft but rough-surfaced heather-
mixed twwrU , wide- wale diagonals , English
serges and cheviot's are used Cor these suits.
The coat Is long-skirted and shows little or no
fur trimming even on the collar and revert.
The suit Is simply machtne-Etltchcd , or fin
ished at most , with rows of narrow braid , ,
and en suite la a capo collar , of some sort
of dirk Cur with medium-length stole fronts * .
This collar la. not fastened to the coat , but
is Independent ot it , and to be worn vvllti any
otjier out-of-door costume.
AUatlan bows appear to be the special gar-
nlturo for most of the hats and bonnets of tho-
season , whether made of velvet loops or of
silk and satin ribbons , or of lace fur , and *
feathers arranged to give an Alsatian effect.
Soft ostrich plumes arc curled away from the-
front on cacti side , two or three together , and <
held by a curved buckle of Jet or lllilne-stonca.
Some of the > heavier camel's hair goods , ,
cheviots and English tailor cloths have tli-
popular frlso effect In stripes , dots and ;
plaids , and ethers have stylish borders for
the skirts , some having the appearance ofr
bands of cloth In rich colors , on which aro-
woven rowa of perforated velvet In graduated ,
widths , the perforations showing pretty
glimpses of the contrasting color of the > clotb.
t'O.VA Uill.llITlKH ,
Persistent Suitor I neither drink , smok *
nor play cards. Dear Girl Do you think :
I'm going to marry a freak ?
Miss Ethel Ingalls , the eldest daughter of
ex-Scrtator In gal Is , was married last Wednes
day In Atchtson , Kan. , to Dr. Edward dllec
Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Turrell of Mchfleld1 (
Mich. , have Just celebrated their ruby wed
ding , marking the sixty-fifth anniversary oC
A society belle was told that her flanco
was a foolish fellow. "I guess ha IB , " sha
admitted. " 11 seems to me the smart men
have quit marrying. "
Miss Mary Wcntworth Morrlll of Provl *
lie nee , H. I. , Is to marry Kleld Marshal Lieu
tenant Joliann von Hosklevvlcz ot Austria
late this month , at Trieste- , .
Miss Young I hear that Desslo ' Blue *
blood has married an Italaln count Mra > .
Placid Maybe BO. I heard a hand organ.
playing "Tho Fatal Wedding" In front of thclt
house the other day.
The latest cable news from the other ldfr
brings a rumor that the duchesi of Marlborr
ough Is about to marry Lord William Borcct
ford. The Deresfonls are a race of gallant
soldiers , but notably Impecunious.
Tlnn Halloa , Tagg. what's that sign oti
your front door , "No admittance except on
business ? " Tagg There have been so m nH
young men calling on my daughter * and tnol
visits have been so fruitless that I havn
adopted this plan to reduce the surplus.
If a girl Is going to give a present tq 4
young man whom she likes pretty well , ! h-
ulll make no mistake to select a fancy chi
cup and saucer , even If he Is a bachflo .
He may propose to her some day , and th
the cup and saucer will be quite handy lr >
the family. ;
An Interesting event early In thja montti
wan the marriage at an advanced age at Mrl
Stirling , the talented and iiopulir EngfUl ;
actroH , to Sir Charles Gregory , who IB 7 |
As an actrcia Mrs. Stirling enjoyed an ex
ceptionally long stage career , extending eve
fifty-three yean , from 1833 to 18SO. |
A native ollker who attended the weddlnB
of the duke of York has biten giving hhV
favorite newspaper upon his return tfl Inr
dla a graphic account of the feiUvltlok
Here It an Illustrative * gem ; "AMerward tht
chaplain came and performed tlia eccleeUu
tlcal prejudice * In accordance * with the liwjj-
of Christianity , and prayed tome prea bu >
out of the. bible. " * *
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