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Logansport, Indiana
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Thursday, December 30, 1897
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b? John HIE Baptist IV. THE ZENITHS ENFAMILLE. In company Miss Stella and Miss 'Morton witnessed the parade the next evening After parade, the adjutant, instead of following bis custom and tnei e are callers. However, 1 have no •wish to place th« adjutant, in an awkward position or to humiliate you in the sigrht of any gentleman: you may receive aim this ever.inr. You sh-ji id hav.; referred bim to m» and joushculd yoursek have cuiisuJlcd me beiore consenting w receive his call. Should he desire to repeat it, you will excuse yourself." j "I don't think I see myself excusing 'myself! " he expresses a wish to repeat his call I shall tell him that he will be welcomed." •If he tries to call oil you again I shall tell him that Ma does not approve." This time Miss Zenith ba-d the last voi'i- V. THE ADJUTANT CAPITULATES. At a seasonable hour the adjutant reached the Zeniih drawing roorn.^ He saw no signs of family discord. That Miss Stella made his call as agreeable to him as it was gratifying to her, will be understood without the assurance or an extended paragraph. When galloping headlong Into town, walked !jj e departed he carried away as a sweet with the young ladies as far as Captain Zenith's gate. The pathway followed was chosen by Miss Stella. It lay across a common, traversing for a few rods a patch of low briars As Che party approached this point Miss Stella quickened her treasure, her sweetly uttered permission to call again. He did call again, without any unreasonable delay. He called repeatedly; called so often that invitations to 'call elsewhere -when not wholly disregarded were declined upon the pl«a i I »* fc J - J ^ - ^ • pace and of course htr companions !of prior engagements. ' kept time with her. Having thus be guiled them into a rapid walk she fell He devoted his hours to Miss Stella and she always responded to his ap- 1C Uii v>-* win-i" !••».»» •- - — *- - — «*•* —,-,_— ,-- , . into third place when they formed sin- proach. They walked, rode, drove, gle file to enter the path through the briars. She quickly managed to entangle her gown with the spiny shrubs. When her cry advised them of her predicament the adjutant returned to effect b«r rescue and Bell never suspected that Stella's detention wad h«r own •drauced position at that moment were Joint results of a ruse cunningly d»- rtBed and cleverly executed. Th» ruse accomplished its purpos*. Before tb*y rejoined Bell tb.e adjutant had obtained permission to call upon Alias Stella that evening. They parted at Captain Zenith's gate, the ladies going within and tie adjutant walking to his hotel. Had their breasts been crystal and their hearts ia view and easily read it . 'dallied together, until their intimacy became the chief subject of the prat- lers. Envious old maids, jealous young jnalds, wise gossips and black-voiced croakers joined in a chorus of depre- cation anfl with serious tmces, In prophetic tones deplored those national complications and calamities that had sent to Minersvale one so powerful, and JBO ready, to work evil in society, a> wa? that subaltwn who delighted to , be addressed as Mr. Adjutant! It was declared to be such a pity that he was not down south getting his whiskerless head shot off. "Look at him! It's awful to see the way be is trying to dazzle that dear Stella Zenith! It is terrible to think that one of our very brightest and their hearts ia view and easily read it ; mos{ lovatla y Oun g ladies snould per- would still have been difficult to a«- u , lf t ^ cajoled by him! On« termine whether Miss Stella or the adjutant experienced the greatest gratifl- •'cation In tae progresf they were respectively making in d«veloping the acquaintance. At the tea table of tb.« Zenith's the adjutant was a subject of conversation. During his call on the previous evening the eldest of tbe sisters, wnosre name \\-as MolUfl. had b*fm varv aan- •tDiy piquea by' tne raet tnat Miss Stella monopolized a very large share of his attention. In fact, Mollie was old enough to be sometimes jealous of her younger sisters. In this case she was Jealous of Miss Stella, Continuing the conversation the latter young lady said: "I rather expect him to call this evening" "Well, if he does come, as he may, lor last evening'! invited him to do so," said Miss Zenith, "You will stay out of the parlor, Miss." "Indeed? As time goes on we will see about that! My present conviction is that I will be a member of the party assembled in that stately front apartment this evening. If you nud the sight of me there at all unpleasing to you you may avoid the pain of it -by retiring to the kitchen with our undomesticated enemy from Ballycrag. If you yearn for solitude you might withdraw to the quiet precincts of the bake- room and there as tranquilly as possible meditate upon the swift and sure approach of old maidhood!" "Miss Impertinence! I will request Ma to send you to your own room if you do not instantly apologize to her for your insolence to me!" "And dear, sensible Ma will not re- pird your officious request" "Of late you have grown altogether too forward. Every time we have company you stick yourself up to entertain them." "And succeed much better than my ancient sister; ellipse her and win the attention she covets! Tis ever so; youth always wins when it has to compete only with age. Was it not so. Mollie dear, during the past generation — when you were a girl?" "Ma, don't you hear that chit? Why don't you send her to the nursery? I'm sure that people must, think that •we are very common indeed! It i3 shockingly unrefined to habitually permit the children of the household to rush into th« drawing room every time any one calls, and precociously persist in such efforts to entertain them as disgust the guests and disgrace the family." "Jealous? Really jealous of oo'a Ittle sister?" "If Lieutenant Jaquese calls on us this evening I shall see that you do not go into the parlor while be is there. I have tolerated your disgraceful and humiliating precocity quite too long, Now I will check It," "Let me tell you something sooth- Ing. Lieutenant Jaquese will not 'call on" us' this evening. He will call on me and I desire that we be undisturbed by the presence of obtrusive antiquated parues. Therefore at a proper season, when you perceive that your continued presence will become an unwelcome intrusion, please accord us the pleasure of your departure. You need not hesitate to mire at your •earliest inclination." "Call on you! Pooh! Gentlemen do not go about callicg on children! Don't make yourself so ridiculous by your vanity." Ma. shan't Stell sta.y out of the parlor when we have company?" •'But, Ma. dear. I have no objection to doing by them as I wish them to do by me. When they have company exclusively their own I am willing to give them tbe benefit of then company's exclusive attention. I do not and •nail not trj to absorb even one little ray of their social sunshine; I realize that I am not the only cucumber in the garden! But so I *ant them to do by me. The adjutant asked me if toe might call upon me this evening. Of course I told him that he mirbt." Compelled now to Interpose as aroi- t*r Mrs Zenith kept as near a. middle course as she could. "You ar« entirely too young to entertain company. Mollie is right: I •hould aare rwtrained you from pr«- •euUDK roiiTMif M frwuwntlir VBW mit herself to be cajoled by him! On« would n«ver have thought it of her. What can make her mother so blind as to allow such goings on? It is a pity that her father don't horsewhip him, or that some young gentleman of honor does not make a hero of himself by calling the shoulder-strapped scamp out and sticking his own sword among his ribs in search of his wicked heart! He don't intend to marry hor and b* will only break her heart!" Those who knew the family best did not wonder at the apparent non-interference of Mrs. Zenith, for they knew that no opposition could deter Miss Stella unless she could see for herself that she was wrong. What she desired to accomplish she was sure to compass in defiance of hindrances if sh- ''v.s satisfied that it was right; and s... ad her own reasoning as to what .vas right and what was wrong. As for the atJjutant, he was at first attracted to Miss Stella by a desire to fathom her eccentricities. Hr> had no suspicion of the fact that in his presence she carefully conformed herself to that course that would be sure to captivate him. 1 do nut wish to be misapprehended to Miss Stella's -detriment. She was without hypocrisy. Xothicg could have induced her to that. She was simply a wise observer of people; an accurate reader of character; and she saw that by indulging herself in her oddities unrestrained; by doing whatever she felt prompted to; by being her most natural self always, regardless of conventionalities, she would be most successful in attracting lis admiration, and as she admired nm she sought to secure his highest approval. She was shrewd enough to >a herself, natural and uncurbed. Serious love making was as foreign .0 the adjutant's intent as was suicide, contemplated the one quite as little as the other. If, when be left his quarters to make that first call on Miss Stella, one had suggested matrimony to him. he would have responded that a matrimonial engagement was an intangible possibility of tbe indefinite 'iiture and a question that could not arise for him until the war was over and he settled prosperously in business. How very little we know of our own Future! How very little we know of our own minds! It was not a fortnight till the adjutant asked Miss Stela r.o become his wife and embraced aer as his plighted brid«. This result was but one more evidence of Misa Stella's power to mould others to her own wish. The adjutant proposed to remain ia the army till tbe war was over; possi- jly afterward. He told his affianced ;hat as they were both so very young le thought" they should defer their marriage till peace was established and tie settled to the business of his life, whether that should be in the army or in some civil pursuit. To this Miss Stella verbally assented, but with a mental reservation, that if the war ended before their marriage, the country was at_that moment much nearer peace than the authorities on either side suspected. " Pure and Sure," HAIR HUMORS BAKING Only rounded spoonfuls are required— not heaping spoonfuls. FASHION ISTEE EAST THERS- ARE NO WOMEN DRESSMAKERS IN CHINA. as low" as oo. r<ext in graae art those made from finer stuffs, sheetings, drills, teacloth, long ells, camelots and Indian muslins. These range from 50 cents to 70 cents. Here the button of the frog is made of brass, glass or dar); wood and is so arranged that it can be taken off and replaced easily and quickly. Then come suits made of light woolens, fiue flannels, Japanese crape;;, laud accomplished young business worn canton flaimel, alpaca, camei's hair aud grasscloth. These range from 75 cents to §2. In the« the frags are more elaborate, and the frog buttons are gilded or made out of pretty hollow metal. Hers, too, come in special suits, rain coats and tronsers which are sometimes waterproof, but more frequently aquapel- lent, and winter clothing, which in its simplest form is made from cloth heavily padded with cotton and in more lox- THE NEW WOMAN. A Costume of the Cheaper Class Co*';f About Forty Cents, but a Really Ha^'i- •orae Salt Can Be Had For Two I>olla.-£. Burtine** Methods. Woman, lovely woman, is very mr-?h the same tbe world over. In every city of Christendom her eyes turn towarii Paris and her thoughts to the lutes; mode of that illustrious capital of fashion. In the Flowery Kingdom they turn to the great metropolis of Cautcn, out of I whose workshops and ateliers come gar- i meats of equal style and splendor if not of equal grace and beauty. Ignoraut male travelers to thm contrary notwithstanding, there is fashion in the far east just the same as there is at home. A keen Chinese observer can tell even more from a woman's clothes about the •wearer than can be done at home. Little peculiarities invisible to western eyes reveal the province where the clothes were made; equally intangible things show her status and rank. I believe there are Europeans who have mastered these mysteries, at least I have beeu told so, although I have never yet met one. There are no women dressmakers in China. They are all men, aud every one with the importance and arrogance of Mr, Worth of Paris. Woe to the customer who dare criti- cise" their work or suggest improvements. So superior are they to the other sex that their clerks are men. There are auy number of these establishments in the'eity of Cautou. When you have been to one of the great ones, you have been to all. . In front of the house hangs a great signboard in scarlet and gold. It iis a foot or two ivide and reaches from the sidewalk up to the second or third story. The characters read: "Happiness and prosperity. The house of gold- g j ons tnat l mc l in every case disappoint- eii splendor,-women's dresses." There prl r)l(lm Their faces were tbe faces of are no show windows or casements of any kind, The eiitm; front is open to the thoroiipbfare. There is a low uud wicked railing across the entrance, however, which bids- defiance to sueak thieves and compels ingress and egress through a gate as narrow as the one iC dene in papers for ttie occasion. IA>I it not fail to bo emphasized that he is past his nrsc youth. Let me tell you a secret. It is easier to be.ou time with an engagement than to be late. Just get used to it and see. Miss Ella Levin, a highly educated ovements Which Are Significant of Her Coining. The present winter I have occasionally attended some lectures.on psychological subjects, such as clairvoyance, thought transference, thought' concentration, etc. These are topics in which ordinary mortals are little interested, especially the population of New York city. The lectures, among the ablest I have ever listened to on these subjects, were therefore thinly attended. Tho classes usually numbered no more than 30 persons. Of these there were each time from two to four men, the rest all women. Aud such women ! .They were very plainly and soberly dressed in. dark clothes. None of them was very young, most of them decidedly elderly Years ago they had been what tbe average, giggling, fresh faced girl of today is, a careless, ignorant creature, caring only for gay clothes in the latest fashion and for the attentions of young men. Like most girls they had captured the men they wanted or some other man or else had settled down into single life as best they miglit. They had their experiences. They had passed through all the average woman encounters. They had loved, suffered and relied on persons or posses- an, has opened an office as an advertisement writer in the New York Tribune building. She has prospect of emiucut success. Advertisement writing is a business constantly growing and one which calls for the exercise of the best literary aud artistic talent. It is n profession in itself. Women will be glad to know that Mrs. Croly (Jennie June) has been appointed au inspector of the public schools of Greater New York. Her term of office will be five years. I have lately seeu a woman 75 years old more beautiful than auy girl around her. Her complexion was pure piulc aad white, and there was an expression of power aud sweetness that only the intellectual life, uoble thought and kindly temper of years could have carved there. She dwarfed the girls so that War-mint the Room. "If the schoolroom does not seem sufficiently warm when the thermometer shows that the proper degree of beat- has been reached," says a public school teacher, "I place a dish of crater in the room, and I soon find that the room seeias very comfortable, especially •when there has not' heen snfficier.t humidity in the air before. The same thing will be found effective in a living room. Many people advocate keeping a dish of water standing always in every room in the house, but it must be kept tresh,''—New York Time*. Tfce fT«J3a jury »i Chicago votes KB indictment against Charts* M. Charae- ly. ex-treasurer of the Pr«sbyteri*« board ot *id for academies and collegia The Mil accuses Chirac]? of meat of f*C,OW. mentioned in Scripture. When you pass this, you find yourself in a large and very neat .store some 20 feec wide, SO feet long and 15 to =20 feet high. The walls are covered with shelving from floor to ceiling, and these seemed filled to tbe last available inch with 'bundles done up in paper of all sorts of colors. These bundles contain each one article of clothing and are supposed to be proof against moths, white ants, cockroaches and the other insect pests of the far east. Upon each bundle in clearly written Chinese characters is a brief memorandum of the content's and the price. A small ebony counter at either end permits the exhibition of the goods, and light bamboo ladders enable the clerks to reach the upper shelves about the place. There is quita an army of employees, who seem half bookkeepers and half salesmen. There is a large:' army of customers examining and buying goods. There are no shoppers. Shopping seems to be a mysterious modern vice that has reached its most deadly stage in the leading cities of Uncle Sam. If a Chinese lady were asked to go shopping, she would first want the — thing explained to her and then would probably scream and run away under the impression that her interlocutor was raving m8.d. The people of the establishment are- very polite and bring do-wn everything which they think approaches your desire. They first reach down the bundle and open it upon one of the conntea's. The folding of these bundles is extremely ingenious. They are so made up of salient and re-entering angles that when the last triangular point is folded over and forced into itself it is impossible for any liviug thing or ever, for dust to get inside r.i' it. On one occasion I dropped a bundle of this sort overboard and fished it out again. After drviug tbe outside I opened it and 'to my surprise and delight found that the water had not penetrated to the goods j within. The bundle, opened, discloses the garment inside neatly folded according to the conventional system employed by the Chinese trade. There is not much variety to woman's garments in China, so far as general form is concerned. She wears a pair of trousers which always come from the upper waist to the ankles; and a coat which is either long or- short. In these bundles, therefore, if it is not inexpressibles it is a coat, and vice versa. The cheapest goods are made of light thin mnslin or cotton cloth dyed black, brown or blue. Other colors are also used, bnt to no such extent as the three first named. The trousers are unbroken and are held in place by a string or belt The coat is also a single piece and is fastened with little frogs. In cheap materials the froga are plain cotton cord of the aama color as the muting. A. costume of tbe cheap olaai costs 40 otjDte, but •ntftlmM # *» ed them. Their faces were tbe faces of those who had trusted to something outside of themselves for happiness, and lost. They had tester! all and found there was nothing in it—nothing. Isow they came, weary, almost despairing, with pathetic, shadowed, lined faces, looking for something else, something they seemed crude beside her. and uninteresting Miss Lulu Steele of Barboursville, Ky., has beeu appointed a. member of the state board of school examiners. This is a place for which women seem peculiarly fitted. They ought to be ot the county boards of school examiner* everywhere. ELIZA ARCHARD COXOT.R. which would bring them peace. Was it spiritualism, was it religion, was it that they might "study and find out what was in their owu souls, that in themselves at last they might find rest? I know not. I only read from their faces that life had not given them what they needed. I read further the meaning of the uew psychic and spiritual movement which sweeps like a wave over the whole earth aud carries women more than men in its current. Men havs controlled civilization from the beginning. Men represent tbe physical and intellectual forces of the soul, and these forces have carried the race as far as they can. Women represent the spiritual, later developed powers of the race. It is now the turn of these higher, finer forces, psychic in their nature, to tako hold and lead mankind on. This is why •women are so restless, so dissatisfied. This is why all the things on which they have built their life hopes fail them, that they may be led to the study of the soul forces. Before them lie new powers, a new religion, a new faith and (hope. Women will never amount to anything in a business way till they learn ;he value of time and of promptness in seeping engagements. A friend of mine whose living is much dependent on the promptness -with -which others of her sex keep engagements with her says at rimes she almost hates the right of a wo- Iichn|t,rt.. , and filling H«ir, clcmnsed. purified. »nd be»uU- fled by warm ri>»mpoo» with CcriCCK.. So**. lad occasional tircssir.jrt ot CCTICCH. purest ot emollient*, the gremert skin curt*. (uticura man becanse they have made her lose so much money. This is on account of the slackness with which they keep their promises. A lady will tell her in the most solemn manner to keep an hour for her at a stated time. The hour will come and go. No woman. Meantime others will appear WDO would pay her several dollars for the honr. She loses all the dollars aud the precious time too. The same woman makes another engagement. She would be greatly offended if the honr were uoc promised to her, yet the second unit she deliberately commits the same siu of breaking her promise Now, I wish to heaven women would just brace themselves up ht-uce- forth and be oil time iiad keep every engagement they make as if their souls' salvation depended on it. It does. If a lecture or meeting is at 3 o'clock, that means 3 o'clock, not lounging in, in a bedraggled way, at half past 3 or 4- The right, upbuilding and strengthening of a complete character does depend on onr being prompt and keeping engagements. Thrilling indeed would appear in the public prints the mention that Secretary Sh'Brman wore a black necktie at the last cabinet meeting, while Secretary Bliss set the mode by appearing in a lavender tie and gray trousers, or that Senator Lodge appeared in. a suit of navy bine when he delivered his speed! on the civil service question, and that he Bartg his hair in the middle and bad t Till produce m O«». hMliliy sculp ith IniurUnt. lustron? hUr. »li«n »ll «!«•• f «••'*. Hold thwiel«nrt th« world, Porr« DM-O D C* w. SKINS ON FIRE •with Et.«m» in III ClTICC«A KUUDIIl. t*litnA M'KINLEY'S DUPLICITY. Doing His West to Injure and Retard the Cause of Biuu'tallitnu. The pretou.su ;uid shuni of McKinleyN official attitude toward bimetallism were uncovered in the senate wheii Senator Allen's resolution for a report from the Woleott commission was called up and consideration was postponed nun, Jan. 15. Mr. Woleott stated that no report had beeu prepared and added that he "\vas not aware tbiu a report would be made^' Senator Allen's resolution is perfectly proper and in outire aci-onl with tbe senate's prerogative.-. Mr. McKiuk'v's raving commission to Kuropn bus already ;ost the people oi the Uuited States $100,000. The cost. t;f course, is of uo importance compared with tbe great and vital interest involved. The people care nothing for expenditures so long as they are made for tbe promotion of tbe national welfare. Tbe Woleott commission was appointed by the president anc sent to Europe at public expense for the ostensible purpose of advancing the cause of bimetallism. The issue is one in which every intelligent citizen of the country is directly and intensely concerned. IB asking for a report of its labors and observations Senator Allen's resolution voices an eager and urgent public demand. Senator Wolcott's obvious desire to keep from the senate a full and complete report evidences an unwillingness to acquaint the conn try with the observations and results of the commission's tour of Europe. Senator Stewart gave terse and forcible expression to the popular suspicion in which is held McKinley's whole course in dealing with the Woleott commission. Replying to Senator Chandler's plea for the president, Mr. Stewart said: "This only shows tbe duplicity of the administration. What does it matter that McKinley expressed pleasure at the silver tendency of France when he and his secretary of the treasury and his comptroller of the currency were doing then and are doing now their utmost to drive silver and all issues but gold coin out of circulation in the United States? His official conduct has been an open repudiation of the Woleott commission, from the davit left the United States." The Nevadan could have gone further along this line and still remained within the bounds of troth. He could have stated with perfect consistency with the facts in the case that the president actually nullified by secret methods the advance made by the commission in England.—St. Louis Republic. Women £t Priucetoo. Miss Elizabeth D. ilcllvaine, principal of Evelyn college, writes as follows to the Boston Transcript: "It is with great regret that I tell yon that the opposition of Princeton university to any work for the higher education for women in connection with the university has so discoTiraged the friends of Evelyn college as to cause to think it wise to close the institution for the present, at least tmtil Princeton should come to a better mind. Daring the life of my father, the late president of Evelyn, Eev. J. H. McB- vaine, D. D., this opposition was in a measure kept out of sight, though always a hindrance to the work, but since his death it has become open and outspoken—especially in view of a growing interest in the state o* Sew Jersey in woman's work—and expresses itself in the form of a fear that Evelyn college m»y detract fnnda from Princeton. 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