Austin American-Statesman from Austin, Texas on January 3, 1898 · 7
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Austin American-Statesman from Austin, Texas · 7

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AUSTIN DAILY STATESMAN, MONDAY JANUARY V 1808. 7 -' ' ' ;-:v;'" mum SEW F1GIRE3 OP THE COTILLION I3TRODICED BY SEW YORK SOCIETY PEOPLE. pi, pyio ciiii orlorn Men Without Partners Are Caplared and led A bunt lottl Some woman takes Compuiioa on Them A Sev Leader. T New York Jan. 1. The cotillion is to be ,ie most popular of the dances In Society lis season and the leaders whose repu- itions depend largely upon their ability j present an appearance as nearly as kmsible like the Apollo Bolvidere ia a ress suit, are in strict training. To the otillion leader who can invent new figures r the coming dances, that will be novel s well as pretty, goes the palm, and the onor of winning applause where almost very one is a star and calcium light is mpartially distributed. Nothing is ridic- lous when suggested for the cotillion. 'he sight of grave men of business wear- lig eccentric headgear and goiug through volutions that belong by right to the in- lates of an asylum for the insane is not garded as at all out of place in a so- icty ball room, whatever a stranger to he social whirl Bay one of the Esqui- mux now sojourning in .Sew lork light think of the spectacle. Many curious suggestions have been lade for the cotillion that tend to show aat this is to be a great cotillion year, ut that wnica takes the lead for novel- is a figure that its designer calls "The lavish Chain. The accompanying t.lus- ratioa gives some idea of the nove.ty of le ngure and the comic element that ttaches to it and makes it a charming uggestion fof a social gathering. lhe lady upon whom falls the honor f taking the lead in the figure is Dre- cnted with a long chain of cold, in khich at intervals are fitted golden rings irge enough to go over a man s head and ucircle his neck. With this chain in er hand, the lady begins a tour of the au room, while victims quake and trem-e every time hor glance falls' uikju them. Veil it is for those men who have se wed partners before the lady of the f olaen chain conies their way. Never vaa woman s protecting influence more irely needed than at this moment, for nely and forlorn wanderers are power-ss to escape from the chain. The first bian the lady of the chain sees alone is ttacned by the passing of one of the ings over his head, a'nd he is led awav vith mournful aspect, following his cap-r wherever she mav cheo.e to enide vim. Presently another victim is captured na narnessea oy tne golden chain, and he procession wends its wav throueh the all room until everv rine encircles a eek, and the lady who ieads the line ias as tiauy men ou her chain as the nam will hold. There is only one way bv which the rietims can make their escape, and here t... 1 .L . r . . ue mir sex uave meir revenge ior social ukes and regulations that place the lord f creation upon a higher Plane, and eon- Nemn the woman to wait until they are 'SKeci neiore taking part in the whirl on he wax tioor. lu urder for one of the -aptives attached to the Slavish Chain o escape the thralJdom, he must be res-ued by a lady, who approaches and re-luests him to dance with her. If tin -ne asks a captive to dance, then he must seeds walk through the cotillon attached the chain a spectacle for which the l-toniest heart would feel compassion. a jeature tnat lends additionil coin-ally to this new idea for the cotillion is n of miii t I -. - - I i . 7 Milter? I msm! w A f . . ' I ypff PI : '-XJ U ! 1 - v.-- - v 1'.', 1 ' - ' 9 ' J 1 '. .. .... I t 5 t i i EW COTILlIOl FIBE HES WHICH HAVE CREATED i SO 8ATIOS H COTHAM S EXCLUSIVE that the paper headdresses worr, in preceding figures must be worn by the captives. Woe to the man who tries to assume a dignified air when led captive by the lady of the golden chain. If his connection with the chain fai.s to make "jia appearance ludicrous, his headdress surely will, and dignity will be very much nit of place attribute for a time at least. Thfse cans are being made iu all kinds of t new patterns, Fnris being chiefly respousi- ( I ble for the designs. There is t:ie Mn- , rabbit's bend, and the sunflowers. Tliea there are pink berets, the Russian kos i-mick, the Zouave and others, such as the lruse "wear, with long pendent ends, while the Marquise hats and the Tutkish turbans, rocked hats and chapeuux -bras, jockey caps, academical headdresses ami military, are all equally diverting. The lnd.es don several M ds f pry nee ' cad-dresses, lioral headdresses, and hats and bonnets, ancient and modern. They are all made in pretty colored crinkled paper, i which is exeeedinly dainty. ' Other new cotillon figures that will be seen for the first time this season are the following: "Celebrated Men" For which twelve escutcheons are required, on which are written the names of celebrated inventors, and twelve others bearing the special inventions for which each are celeb atd. These are distributed amog the ladies, and those who have a corresponding inventor and invention dance together. "The Spoke of a Wheel" A lady rolls a great gilt wheel before her. Two gentlemen armed with a stick try to posses-s themselves of it. Whoever succeeds in this comes off Victor. "The Shooting Tubes" Six are distributed among six. gentlemen, stitioned as far as possible from six ladies. They proceed to shoot the peacock feathers enclosed in the tulies; the ladies take p is-session of these, and those who secure the plumes tied with the same color dance together. There is an endless list of these novelties in preparation for enlivening the season's gaiety. A new leader has already taken his p.ace as a cotillion leader in ew York society, and won his spurs on the very z.ing Matriarchs ball of December 17th, and the new leader is Alexander M. Ilad-den. He takes the place made vacant by the retirement of Elisha Dver, Jr., who has stood by his declaration that he would never lead another cotillon. No blushing novice is Mr. Iladdon. He has been a cotillon leader In reality for many years, but has sometimes "bet-n looked upon with mild disfavor by what is known as the "smart set," because his interpretation of what constituted the Minds of society was too wide to suit them for Mr. Hadden Hometim lor) r.n. tillons in the houses of people Who were not altogether recognized as undoubted members of the "Four Hundred." Wheth- er Mr. Hadden has made his neacfc with these cavihers, or whether they have broadened their ideas sutlicientlv to see his actions in a new light, it merely re- mains to be told that he covered himself with distinction on the night of Hecein- V MP, fu.lil.ed his trying part for learting cotil.ons is no joke with dignity ana discretion and infinite good temper, and at the same time with vivacity and originality. And what more, the dnnc. ers asked themselves, could be expected of a cotillon leader? A Happy Woman. A happy woman necessarily must have a healthy liver, tncrerore to be happy keen tb; liver healthy. Pricklv Ash Bitters will tone up the system, purifv ttie bowels and put the liver right whenever there is any deviation from healthy regularity. It is a valuable remedy to keep on band for immediate use when occasion requires ' Sold by C. O. Yates.. . Bids for Printing. Bids addressed to the undersiimpd u-ill be received at the office of the city clerk up to 12 o clock, noon, January 8, 1K)S, tor all job printing for the city of Aus- tin, also for printing b? minutes of the city council and such other matters as may be ordered by the council for the yetir ending November 80, IS'J.8. The rignt is reserved to reject anv and all bids. f Ji;yF M'LEMOUE, Chairman 1'niitins Committee. III Mlt. H. G. WELLS, AITHOR OK "TUE WAR OF THE WORLDS," TELLS THE STORY OP HIS LIFE. Ill Wife 1IU Only Helper He Gets " Some Inspiration Prom Current Scientific Literature Cycling; Ills Great Iterreatton. London, Jan. 1. To be called the Eng' lish Jules Verne after being about two I years before the public as a romance wr.t-1 er is surely an enviable reputation. Mr. II. ii. Wells' first book was published in 18!5, and from the hour of its appearance the critics were forced to admit that a new star had become visible in the literary firmameut. A scientific romance is always pure and healthy. ' A scientific romancer who has acquired the leputatiou that Mr. Wells has iu so short a time is a prodigy, and prodigies arc always interesting to read about. Those who are not born prodigies think they are, or believe they can become out, and so they like- to know how the living prodigy works and thinks and acts. ' To find out something about the personality and home lite of the author of "The War of the Worlds" 1 made a cycle trip to Heatliciioa, at Worcester Park, a.med with notebook and pencil, and tindii g .Mr. Wells in great humor I had no dithcultv of his life, literary struggles and sue- cesses. ".My father was a brilliant bowler on the cricket field," Mr. Wel.s began enthusiastically, "and one of his feats was the clean bowling of four wickets wiih four consecutive balls, in a match between Kent ard Surrey at Biighten, some where back in the sixties. My wife's study is down stairs, and 1 must tell you, he continued, "that Mrs. Wei s tackles a good deal of my correspondence her . handwriting is indistinguishable from my own. She reads all my proo.s, and takes off my shoulders a very considerable share of my work." "How do you get through with so much work? What is the routine?" I suggest ed, feeling naturally interested in this point. ' "Well, in the morning I merely revise proofs and type-written copy ad write letters, and, in fact, any work which does not require the exercise of imag,na- tion. If it is fine, 1 either have a walk, or a ride on the cvcle. We f lo have a tandem and sometimes uJ wife and I take the dnh!i machine out. and then. after lunch, we have tea about half past three in the afternoon. It is after this cup oC tea that 1 do my work. The afternoon is the best time of day for me and I nearly always work on until 8 o'clock, when we have dinner. If I am working at something iu which 1 feel keenly interested, I work oil from I, o'clock until after midnight, bvit it is on the afternoon work that my output mainly di'iiends. 1 "1 write everything with a pen. You see I have got into the bad habit of interlining, and that is impossible with a typewriter. None of my work is ever reeled off with a singing nib. as if I were imswerjng an examination paper. I walk up and down between my sentences. Then when it is all done I have a typewritten copy made, and go to work hammer and sword and cut sometimes half of it out. "I once admitted that 1 had turned out illOO words in a day, and immediately the Ixuik reviewers discover great loosc-ness in my mmpoHitiim, N''ttiHy, I 'o nor, on an average, turn out anything like that. Kut the way ot the novelist is li Of I Ml III i3ft MWfi2 W U'U f J M AM m M2 m lilff r rt,V. .i.,tf)"V ' i-t4 '; M I'lM. 1 : STASH LITERARY GEIIS II. ti. WELLS .4 M WIFE AWIIEEI j hard one -must say something." Then, in auswer to my question,' Mr. Wells began to explain why the fair eex played so little part in his books. "lour heroine is either desperately un- Itlt, trout ill I ami thrtru'u lr. vitti d.r or else she is so interesting that she takes too much of the canvas. A love storv is something complete in itself, I think. My stories are, as a rule, built about a peculiar type of idea which does not admit of a natural live interest." "And where do you get your Ideas from?" I asked. "That is a deep psychological point," said the novelist, and be began to exp.nin that no one could really answer nich a question ns that. The scientific papers suggest a great many ideas, some so extraordinary that they hardly require to be elaborated. He never hunted copy. All the ideas that a man needs come to him without an indecent scramble after them." "I am, perhaps, a little supertitious on that point," be continued. "I believe that there is only one way which is the best in which to treat a certain subject, and if you turn it over and over in your mind, this particular way suddenly suggests itself like an inspiration." And b.e explained his belief that however thoroughly a writer might feel that he appreciated the public's taste, he must always write so as to satisfy himself before he thought of pleasing them. However expert an author might become, he ought never to be satisfied, liirectly a mau says, as it were, "That will do," he immediately goes head over heels backwards. 'The creative imagination," Mr. Wei's said, in answer to a question, "is, I believe, a freak. The unimaginable man is, I have noticed, as a rule very clear minded, very certain. He has an excellent memory, whereas, if I may judge for myself, the man with imaginative powers has a very untrustworthy memory. If it is the number of a house he wishes to keep in bis mind, he grasps the fundamental fact that it is composed of two certain digits, but later on he can not for the life of him remember in which order those two digits come, don't you see? He reconstructs. He receives the impression of a certain object iu his mind and he afterwards evolves a distorted image." - i ili'lii-it 'fini-inl intere-tiirste " wpnt on Mr. Wel.s, "formal culls, and so torih; but we always devote Saturday afternoon FOI R III WDRED. to my friends, and are delighted to see any congenial souls who will help us to make our half holiday pleasant. "Was your writing propensity an 'early one? Did you spin scientific yarns to the boys in the dormitory?' "1'ani afraid my scientific knowledge in those days was nil," Mr. Wells replied smilingly: "and my early propensity was for drawing, not writing; but as a matter of fact I used to tell lung illunt ated sagas during school hours. My great chum at school was a boy named Bowkett. who used to participate in this saga telling. I parted from him fifteen years ago he becaine a clerk in a business bouse, and I l.-eeame a draper's apprentice, and from that time we lost sight of each other. I found him the other day a siir-cessful actor and a rising playwright having collaborated in one piece, and with other productions pending, lit is about the only schoolfellow 1 have htv.nl of. Yes, 1 was fifteen years old who:; 1 went in for the drapery, but two years' experience of this business proved sufficient, and I then became the junior j master iu a school, then a scholar at t'ie Boyal College of Science, and afterwards , seience master in a private bcIiooI, but from the hge of nineteen onwards I was rlways making spasmodic attempts at humorous black-and-white work and fiction. There whs not a gleam of success for years. I really learned to Write, so to speak, by editing the Students' Magazine at the College of Science, nnd subsequently by contributing to the cdu- . cational papers, which pay badly or not j r.t all, and are therefore peculiarly ready t,j accept copy. It was iu '1)5 that I gave tip newspaper work in order to begin the writing of books." Here Mr, Wells interrupted the conversation In ordod tti select a clay pipe from a varied assortment, and having filled it, ' he puffed away contentedly, and began again. "My advice to young writers! Why, what am I but a young writer? If j anyone wants advice, however, here it is. ' (Id and secure a good safe income sufficient to keep you at some other calling. ! teaching, for example, and then write. I Journalism befuie original work; short Htories before novels. That's practically my own experience, and that comprise.-! all my advice." Mrs. W. If. Owens Will hereafter teach her select school nt her residence, Houghty l'lace, South j .Vilstlll. i m LOCAL MARKET. Ytttciday being a local holiday, verv little done in trade circles and nothing whatever was going on about the cot tou yards. very little, if any, trade will be done, it being a legal holiday. The grai.i and hay market yesterday vtns firm with business very good. Country produce was in liwhi supply with the demand good. The cuttle market is dull with the demand moderate,. . All qiioltilioiis are nriolesale: Axle Urease tJolden. litK,7l)c per doi-;u; Apex, 7oc: Alletou, 7o; castor oil. i l-catiTic. ' Ammunition l'uwder, per keg, $ 1.00;. blasting powder, 1..""hj per keg. agents price; drop shot, pvr suck. 1.2"(ul.80; i lllICK, l.iMtAl.OU. , ! Uncoil .Short clear, ti S-idile; break fast, KUUe; dry salt. 1-2H tt 8-4e; salt billies, W(jO l-4c; smoked bel- : lies, ti 3 ftft?, 1-c: bams, 'J S-4G4.lOe. ! Lard In tierces, 5 3jft(tic; baf. IS l-.V; oO-pouud cans, l-4c higher than tierces: 10-ioiiiid cans. 3-4c higher: 6- I pound cans, 7 -he higher-. 3-pound cans. ic higher; compound lard, 4 3-4c. Baking I'owder Bou-lloti, 20 ounces. Price's, W-o ler dozen; Itoyal, $3.10 per dozeu. Canned Fruit fer rtoseu: Strawber-herrics, $1.3tKid.r)0; pineapples, eyeless and cureless, l.lMXJj 17r; seconds, 1HX$ li'ie; pears, standard, lOc(r$l.OO; Clipper Bartlett iiears. 2-pound. $1.00 1.05; 8-pound, fl.fitttil .ti.i; caches, standard, 2-ponnd, $1.001.10;- ee-niiiix. -poiiuit. 7f;c: 3-pound, standard, $1.256 1.(10; 3-pouud pie peaches Wkt $1.00; blackberries, 70fti'85c; o-pounil tdnndurd apples, ToftrtHk'. California Canned Fruits otandard goods, '1 1-2-noiind enna: t'eaehen, $l.5( ((1.1. (!5 per tinned apricots, $1.85fri.4."V; pears, $l.ntK'l;l.t!5: egg plums, flXXii 1.45; green gages, $1.40df 1.50; nectarines. $t.35Gil.50; grapes $1.85(;,1.4,; white cherries, $L'.75(t2.90; black cherries, $2.25i2.35. Canned Vegetables Marrowfat pea. UOcfM'JM.OO; !'"" beans, H0cCT1.00; string beans, ti,Vd75c: corn, I MM;? 1.25; tomatoes. 2-ponnd, 70tfi;75c; 3-pound, frt5e; kidney beans, 2-pound. Otic. Coffee Itio and Cordova, fair, U 1 1ff( 1 2c; prime. 12ft13c; choice. 14 l-2rodH : en berry. IStfillOc; rousted coffee, XXXX basis, 100-pouiid cases,'- $11.00; Ar-bnckle's, ' 10-pound eases, $11.(0; in 20-poiiiid caws, $12.00; Mocha and Jitvir Wnd. 27 l-2h'30c. , Fruits ana Nats. Haiiimas Per bunch, packed for shipment, $1,7502.25.- I.c-muiis-MeHsina and Palermo, choice, per 1m.x, $3.50(i4.00. Nuts Hrazll, IKfrlO l-2e per poniuU Naples, 12 l-2c: walnuts. 12 l-2ff:.:: pennuts, 5fi5 l-2c; , nlinotids. Tara-gonn, 12 l-2W15c per pound in sacks: ' pecans, 1 1-203 l-2c. Kigs Vurklsli layer, 12(fT15c. . Oranges California seedlings, $3.25ftt 3.50; navels, $4.(Ki4.25. Apples ISen Davis, per barrel, $4.00;. wine saps and extra winter varieties. $i.otxaj.5o. ..Apples IVr box, $1.75(72.00. UaisliiH California, U 1. boxes, new. Il.ti5fffl.75; 1-4 box I.. rnisliiH. 00c; 2 crown I M. ra'ndns, 50-pound boxes, 5c; 3-crown M.. Wl-p.mnil Imxes. c. I'rnnes Crop of 1MJH1: t'alifnrniii runes. WMOOs, (ifl'O 1-4c: S0-00s. II 1-21 hie; 70-HOs, 7c; (itJ-70s, Cc; 5000s, tie-. 40-50s. 8c, reaches Evaporated, impeded, 10c. Apples Fancy sliced, in boxes, H0'i 8 1-2e; choice evnportcd, He; fnticy, 10c. Currants In barrels, Oc: cleaned currants, in boxes, 7c; in l-putiiid cartons, 7 l-2c; silver prunes. 8 !4c: rubr prunes.. CriiiiIs"rrlf8-IVr barrel, $10.0W12.OO '. rruituce. Henns Cnlifiiiiiin suuill white, 2 l-2Si? 8c; Limn, Stf3 14c; black-eyed ens, U ; 'nl l-2c per pound; Bnyon, pink, 2 3-4 .1c. " r.utter IVr pound, 15(f25c. I Cabbage IniMirted, 2c jier pound. Cheese New lork run crram, MfiI5c;' neKtern, 12c. ' biggs I'cr dozen, 22 l-2c. I'otutoea Irish potatoes, SOfjoOe per bushel; sweet potatoes, U."Oi75c ier bushel. 'romatots Imported, $4.50f5.CO per -Iffhel. I 'oultry Chickens, per dozen, hens, $2.4f(.2,50: large fryers, $2.50(?J,3.(KJ; hroiliis, $2,2502.50, according to size; I'li key hens, $5.0Ofa(i.fH'l; turkey gobblers. fa.W''.t.oo; ducks, fixmam; ees.. 4 lS(4.50. Miser I in neons. ltice Kxtrn fancy bend. t'rO l-2c; choice, 5 l-2(ic; fair, 4 l-25c Kotie Basis for 7fa-ltk' Sisol, 5 I 2c; manilla, 0(,0 l-4c; cotton. lOfrHO l-2c. .iilt Liverpool, coarse. ISK-rt.f 1.00;: fine, $1.01.10; barrels, 28-10s, $2.ti5. H0 5s, $2.75; 100-3s, $3.00. , Snusr and Molnssesi Molassi's Centrifugal, fair, 222 l-2c-(iiime, ;i035e; choice, open kettle, 30 l'.5c. ' ugar Quotations are for small lots., special prices given on ciK'load orders; siaridard, grnmiluted. 5 l-2((0c; Ccr-riian. grntiiilntf 1, in sacks. tc; cube. (rt! 14c; powdi-r!, 0 l-2f"c: yelhw ilmified, Inney, 4 3-K((5c; choice, 4 l-2c. Candy Plain stick, K'rlOe; wrap-ptd. 10!f12 l-2c; fancy mixed, in pails. ."' 10c. Cotton, Cotton flood uiidd'inv middling fair, 4 5-h(f5e, 4 W't ;i s Flunr. Flour High patents, per baii'I. $5.2; half patent, Jl.'.iOf.'i.OO; itn.ight, fiimily, $1 M4.!)0. " Wire md Blls. Harls'd Wire Ciidden. pa!., $2.50 per 100 ,.; painted wire, $2.70; Baker, perfect, $2.80. . . i St. Louis. ' St. Ixuiis, Jan. 1. Cattle Receipt, ItttC head. Market steady for natives; Tex-ans. steady to strong; fair to fancy shipping steers, $4.50ff.25: lrssed beef and bittchers' steers. $3.7W4.85; steers uader VX pounds. $..4f4.50; stoekrrs and feeders. t2.4fvfi4.25; cows and heiferr. f2 25tfr4 25; Texaus and Indias steers. $3.20r7$4.0; tows and heifers. $2.Ct 3 05. Hogs-Iteceipts, IWifl head. ! Market 10c hirher; lights. $3.251.1.56; mixed.. $3 4563.55; hetry, ttJAHiiUft. Hheep Receipts, HK) bend. Market steady; tialive miittoi.s. $3.5fe4.5: rnil!. and bucks, $2.00ff3.2.r: stockers. I2.fi). 2 75; lamtsi, $3.0W!.00. Kansas llr- Kansas Citv. Jan. I. Cattle-Re'- ceifits, 100 head. Market unchnssed. Jlogs Keeeint. f H H head. llaiket strong. 5c hiirber early, closed weak: bulk of ales. $3.47 1-Wf3 -"5; heavies, $3.40 3 00: iwekers, $.1.40(&3.47 1-2: mixed $3.35t?3.r.7 1-2: light. $3.::5tf(f.52 1-2: vorkers. ?3.4W3.52 1-2. Sheep Receipts, 1I0 bend. Market s'ron?: lambs, $1.50v-.5.; innttons,. $3.754.50.

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