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I" SOHE TYPES OF WOMEN. ilab Deal* With the Condescend ing Species Today. Tlorldix, Orange County, X. Y.. Augus 20, 1S90. We have luul Aunt Mann's cousin Hiss Vkjrliiia Ungard, to visit us. Sh< is a graduate, from one of t.lio colU'SO for women, and she is tho most supef itor.peiaou I over mot. Her lite Is om ceotittua!-. condescension. She arise above-.-ovory situation, nud Is ahvayi perfectly composed. Stw admits Ignorance of nothing. In fact, it wouli seem.' sis if shi' liail Imbibed so mud atcollegv, fit her of seU'-satlsfactlon o books, thai, she luul lost all humanity After all. one must, be ignorant o: somfrttimi,' to In.- in touch with the res af. tUb world. 1C you otter hoi- a no« itioTer. Stic willy and calmly freezes jo.u by savins: "Thank you, but after all, from in iiiltttuctual standpoint,' want will 1 sc.-tiu-vby it'r" Of course, one docsn'i like io sujwst that a certain amuse -meat would be ilie result, for tills su pcrior young ivouiau is above frivolous Jiangs.-. cP'.-tUf goes out for a walk, H is focomwe .-"-lie llilnks exerclso is good ,uud uofto look at the (lo\vers. r see the yiUa.se. or be iuterestcd in anytuin '.f ii'lc if she would like to go i"t<> the jlDii::. shop ami have a glass of soda water. She gave mo a look of pity, suu said." ia.- lier most, r.-oiulosceiullnj: 111:111- «er. '-Tliirnl: you, no; but 1C it: will give y?in any plea*nro, I will watt for you while you gat it." The very idea of a Ht'.ili ::nd blood woman waiting while you drink soda, water! •Tiseii if you speak about a. man's good' Fooks, and really, some uf the aid;. l>Tg ones are pood to look at. she MS no-hesitation in talking n BO lit the •A-verage-Iaek of bruins In mankuid, and rtitng this spec.'inl one ns an evidence of. Irow nntcli' better it would bo If all ilic- utterly iininteTlectiml people were gotten rid of by apainless denth. Any Unman • being must certainly pray, nftcr a week'of'her Aociety. that this «i»y be hef-own-viVa-to, She scorns all TTitilags at the theatre-except what she calls "really improving WOL-KS." IlEHSEM 1 ABOVE PAR. p, a pantomime, a ballet, a anything at nil jolly, is entirely ignored jo^WitS-so-called woman, af.l she lives * 3<St-iiIt"out with an: cxassvated idea of.Lior own.-importance to the world, and a presumption belief that she Is oC seal moment. She incites everybody tff note her, and consequently makes ilietn commit sins. 1C -she is so unbearable as a young- a-iil.wliat'wiirslie be as a wife? I am convinced that, unless she gets a hus- Bond who will beat her, she will make MID. a pitiable creature. Jlic world win' regard her with complacency at only one time, nud that is when she is afte-ciilef personage in ti quiet way at a rcmeral. However, country politeness •alike charity, and Aunt Maria, Nanny, and. evon .1, who have found tlicir virtues catching, have koo-tooed to her while she has looked at us with a disdain that has -in it a little pity. 'Mis' Tomirmson is the only person is-ho lias talked to her as she should be spotrtri. to: She told Her she must be migUtys-soi'iy that she was not married aod although her ladyship announced Oiat she found -sufficient compauiou- 30,10 iu her books, and needed no one to sshiire-nov intellectual life, Mis' Tomlinson simply laughed and said, "Oh g.sUaw girls always say that sort o' tiling until they -get husbands." And then she continued, "Ton can look at me in that way, that kind of coudc- scoadUiV wny, because I um a. widow, iKit my goodness! a woman can't help betas a- widow. When you get a man •saerc-ain't any insurance company that jraarantces Tils llvia' 1 forever. 1C a woman-Knew, when she was at the hymeneal altar; that she tvas goin' to be a widow, she would probably say no, bnt'ouce a woman is ft widow it's fuu- oj- how many chances slie gets to get married again. OC course, she understands men, nnd every man comes round her, that is 1C she is at all fascinating.' " TOE HUSBAND'S THE THIXG. Slit- Mis' . Tomlinson, r>y a perky aiovemerrt aud a bland smile, gave us to- understand that her fascinations ba'd .been many, and those who pursued her were countless. Then -she continued, "A husband, my dear girl, isrtz-mlRlity good thing to have, You caja't'-pick him out as you do a Christ- mns- card, but he is handy, and when you lose him,, and are left a widow, as Erovideucc often arranges it, you kind d feel lonely when you look at the other Pillow at night. I always said if one aosband was good, two was better, and" that is tiie' reason -I got married the second time, and' the second time I was left a widow I got married the third time, and goodness only knows, aowt itra a widow, agnjn, wnat I may Has- Aunt Maria thinks it is dreadful I'oi-mc to tnllc this way, but I have already bad several proposals. A hus- band'fw a mighty comfortable someug: He is like clioelwt slippers or a gown on a wintry night. He is like all the comfortable tilings in lid 1 , tea, foot-warmers and t-iccr down Quill.s. Young, women don't (h!nk enough of tliis. That is tin; trouble. There's a good bit, you know, In having your letters directed so iliat even tlse postman knows you have got: a husband, or have had one. Why, 1 bad not been a widow the last'time but two weeks when a man with eleven children said that he fell I could be a mother to them. I know I could Lave. They needed a mother, and a coutiu- uod course of whippings about as badly as any lot o' young ones I know, aud if. there's one thing I cai) do it Is to manage a slipper well, But to take eluirgi) of cloven children, goodness gracious! that would have made all tbe other men get up in their graves long before Gabriel blew his lioru. •Got 11 husband, my clear, and stop talking iu such foolish way as you are doing now." Tliis was the cud of Mis' Tomlinson's advice to tlic superior young woman ajul really and truly Miss T.iugard looked for once as if she nad heard a little bit: of good common sense sulmin- istered like a mustard plaster iu rather hot weather. Personally. I agree with Mis' Tomlluson, that liusb.iiuls an: desirable. I often Vomlor that at politi- 'cal conventions the finest Ion of TAXING BACriEr.OItS. doos not conic up. Every 111,1 u over !'.0 who Is unmarried should lie heavily taxed, while every man over 00 who. is iit.-irrii'il should have his taxes ivducod aueordlng to tho size of ids family. The man with twolve children should have no taxi's to ]):iy, 'while tlic bachelor should have to pay taxes sul'.icieut not only for himself, but for thirty-six children. Then, indeed, marrlngo might become fashionable, for It would really be economical, I asked Mis' Tomllu- sou what she thought of mnrrying a widowi'i-, nud she said there was only one thing embarrassing about it, and tliat was in regard to his caring for bis livst wife. You wouldn't like to ask him if lie loved her'for foar lie would sny "No", and yot you don't want him to say, "res," It seems hard-hearted . for him to have married a woman he did not care'for, and yet a woman would bo more thaji human U' slie allowed her husband to say thnt lie had loved some other woman more than lie did her. Mis' Tomlinsou thought that ''if a woman married a -widower she should never ask him anything ibout his first wife," and na Mis' Tomlinson has been peculiarly successful u marrying, what she says is worth .liiuking about. •I' agree with Mis' Tomlinsou' :tbout mother thing, and that is the 'OLITBNBSS 1 OF 1 AMERICAN MEN. Wo were talking' about it the other morning, aud this seemed to be tbe jeueral opinion. A Frenchman's po- itenass Is like the icing on a plum cake •there is no great depth to it, and it is not tlic best portlo'u. Ac Englishman s more or less polite as be chooses to >e to the women in whom ho is 1utor- >sted, but to the world at largo he Is a boor. It is true that if one fell into tho •Ivor au Englishman would immedi- itoly jump in and rescue her, but ns his seldom happens, it does seem'as 1C little bravery of the intense kind aud a little more consideration about trifles would make life' smoother. Au American is polite to a woman, because she is a woman and'not, as the Frenchman; continually supposes, because he cx-.j poets favors from her in return. She is, a, woman and weak, and he, the stronger iu every way, feels that, because of this, he can afford to cater to her out of the gutter when ho w.-.s crunk. I would stand any cruelty from hiuij because I knoiv that their little soulsj would be a pledge before God 'of the necessity of my kecpln' the vows I ma.de when I married that man. What would I do 1C he cared more for some other woman than he did for me? Well I would sit down aud think again, I would try to think whether I was doln' everything to make him love me. I would find out whai was the reason he cared more for the other woman than he did for me, whether I made his home as tidy as it might be, whether I fed him ns well us I might and whether J I was quite as agreeable as the other | woman was. Aud then when I got.at the root of the question, I would reform, and when I reformed I guess L would manage to bring that man back. No, Aunt Maria, people can talk afl much as they want about tiic necessity for divorce, but I tell you it is a mlghly mean woman who has got little children and who brings shame ou their father by making public things that ought to bo kept: sacred. We women start out with expeetin' too much from men. They have told us that we were angels so offwi tliat wo believe if. Now, Aunt Maria, yon nna I may bis pretty good women, but we ain't angels and we won't be until the Jclngdon comes, and peudin' tlmt time it is out duty to behave as members in good standiu.' mid Io be mighty charitable to the man whose name wo bear. These .ire my ideas about divorce. We all kept pretly quiet after that. We remembered the late lamented Tomlinsou. We ku«w he had been pretty shiftless, and we knew that Mis TomlinsoiJ never admitted it, aud to the last bore with him patiently, and whon lie died had the satisfaction of knowing I hat he thanked her for making him happy. It is a good-bit when one human being, at the end of his life, thanks another for happiness given.. Those thanks are-worth fiaving. 1 wotider if they come to you or to me? Not unless (hey are earned by .van of bv ' BAB. Attention I most cordial y invite the public, and especially the ladies, to call at my place of business and inspect the largest and best line of Kitchen Utensils TO HARK WHEELS. Private Identification to Prevent Trouble. A plain !«!$ IK-HJU SUJSKWJtwI (>y . D. 0:u:i-oill. chief detective oil' tin.' •\Vl«M.>l'.rncu's insaMMiCo eoinr*iU5'r by whk-h lik-ycl'c owoeiw <a-u Identify wil«H!ls if siorlou. 31r. C;i rrolil'is •tlui.t every OWIKT ciC a Irityclc should 'diiive & privato juark upofii his wheel, •but concealed that tltc'closest scrutiny ' by one who does not. know it will fail to 'discover it. lustend of a mark upon tin: saddle' CM- saddte po.-=t, wlwre a .thfct woiuM natvtraffly look for it, lie suggests tli.it a p'orSoii of tlic cmmcl -alwut one liiLich square be scra-pod frojn tilie fro mo of tho imiucliine. A OUT all trace of the oimuel -liais becix removed apply :i coating of grease, and with u pointed piece, of steel dipped In carbolic ncid tow tho ;imit']«ils or privaite mark through the grease. The acUl- fallows the inairidns or-Hiestoel postal:, -wh'Hc the grease keeps it from sprcadlu-ji. After allowing tbe acid to eat iiato tlve ning tihe grease OWL be rubbed off ami t.hc mark or Mtfal'shows as plaiiiily as iC cut iinl.o tbo stoel.fm.aie work. OIM coiiit of euaimcl will c6mj>lotely Wile all trace of the mark. Sh-cnuM amy question as to the ownership of tiie witee! arise the awaor could by stenply scrfifccMBs oCf tire cuamcl wihki-h covered 'his mark at once prow Ws e ever shown in the city. Granite ware is a thing of the past compared with STRANSKY STEEL WARE, and the prices are far below that of Granite. A Guarantee of Five Years Given on Each Piece. H. J. CRISMOND, i. • 312 Market Street. whims, respect her likes and. make himself her obedient servant. It docs not hurt women—Indeed it is very'good for them—to receive all the' courtesy possible from men. While I have been talking about politeness, 'His' Tomlinson lias been thinking nnd from marriage she has jumped to divorce. She says "Bciu 1 a member In good standin' I couldn't tinder any circumstances, believe in a divorce, and leaving religion entirely out, aud a good many of ns do that, wliat would tbe world be, if uobody kept the vows that they make at the marriage altar? Why, everybody would be ruiinln' around bein' unfaithful to everybody else. You ask me, Aunt Maria, if I would keep on LIVING WITH A DRUNKARD for a husband who treated me bad, or who did not care anything 'for me? Well, I have boon thinkin 1 that over, and as a member in good staudin' I am bound-to say this; I would stand by him just as long ns I could endure it, Just as long as before the. world I could keep a brave face," and if the cruelty "c.imo when the man didn't know what he was about I would forgive him then just as .1 would, forgive a baby who struck me in the face because he didn't know what a hard hit meant. Than, if a man was cruel to. me when he was sober, when I did not deserve it, I don't quite know whether I would stand that for so very long. I would talk to him, and maybel would'go away from him, but I would-,never .get a divorce. - 1 | would not leave :hlm, .-under any, cir-j cuuistonces, if I had children.. If- Ij had children,' 1 1.would lift.their fattier A NEW TIRE SCHEME. Rubber Ball* OuUlde tbe Kim I» One of the Latent Wrinkles. Ball bearings on bicycles are to be followed by ball tires if the plan now- being tried by an inventor is successful.' Tho idea is the latest in development of the many improvements that have been suggested on the pneumatic tiro. Some years ago an Englishman brought ont a tire which had the .interior filled with hollow robber balls, but the plan did not work well. The new plan ie to place the balls outside the rim, so that they will take tho place of tubing. The now tire is an arrangement of independently detachable hollow robber balls, held in position by a channeled aluminium rim. The balls when inflated will stand a pressure of 2Epounds to the square inch. The outer surface touches tho ground, and as the wheel revolves three of the balls are always in contact with the sufrace and bear the •weight of tho rider. "The great advantage of tbe ball tire," said the inventor, "is that if one is pnnctnrod the buoyancy of tho others will prevent tho tire collapsing. One- third of the balls might be punctured •without causing a bicyclist to end the trip, for the tiro won Id still be buoyant enough to support his weight. When necessary, a used op ball may be taken out and a new one inserted' with but a few minutes' loss of time."—New York Snn. '"•' '" •_' . ' A Hero to Hi« Volet. ; Zimmerman was looked after in Australia by a native trainer, one MoLaugh- lin, who, on being asked what he thought of Zim, put it in this wise; ; . "He's just;the proper sore.,. The best fellow, in the world, bar. none. As regards .training, why, he's forgotten mora than any of ns ever know.."—Wheel. J& A SIZZLLW SPOT. STuroa la the Most Torrid Town to; the United States. Xompcnktnre Exceeding Oae HnMlxcd D«- CTCM 1 or D»T» »t • tliut-V»fe*U Th»» 9I»I» It «Tnn«ce»sary to Um*rd l>e>pcrat« Convlcti. Eastern people who prate about heated terms and flee to the mountains or seashore upon the approach of a briet period -when the temperature ia among- the 90*» should consider the ca*e of a town where the temperature from about the middle of June to early October ranges.all the way from 90 to 120 degrees' in the shade, and occasionally goes to 123 degrees for a few hours, suggests a Yuma (Ariz.) correspondent. What would they think of n. -temperat.TOre.for a frjll month of not less than 07, or two weeks at a time when the temperature has varied from. 103 to 115, and of a week when the thermometer has stood at over 112 in the Rhode? ' This is what the residents of tins quaint old town of Yuma experience reg-nlarly each summer. So far this season Yuma has had two spells of weather when the mercury climbed up to 117 in the shade every morning for a few successive days, and descwided to BCtolOOatniffht. From June 10 to June 14 the doily temperature here ranged from 107 to 114. From June 18 to June 21 inclusive, the temperature on each afternoon would go ea high es 117 in the shade. All conditions seem to unite to moke Yuma the hot summer spot it is. It ia located in a kind of basin on the edge of the lazy, muddy Colorado river, which meanders through desert sands nnd adobe soil down to the gulf of California. Away to the west, across the river and to the south stretches the Colorado desert, several thousand square miles in area. It is so merciless, ghostly and flerce a desert -waste that few dare cross it by wagon or on foot in the- summer months, and in winter or .early spring travelers are careful to be accompanied by a companion or two and supplied with an abundance of drinking- water and food. Every summer venturesome miners lose their lives in trying to cross the desert by being overtaken by a Band- storm or weakened into death by the. drondf nl (heat. To the north there are. vast plains and uplands of barren, sun- baken adobe soil, and a peculiar formation of lava and soft granite, the remains of numerous e.vtlnct vo3»anoes. This area absorbs the sun's heat by day and distributes it by-night. To the east -are-millions of acres that are the next thing to absolute desert, where notWns- prows except by irrigation, and then only scantily; where no one lives who can exist elsewhere. Forovcr 100 -.m Ues about Yuma not a tree grows na.turally, and none of the forest trees that, the people of New J3n«rland or tM ! middle states know can be "grown even ! artificially. j There is not a thing in nature anywhere in the region to add a degree of coolness to the atmosphere. There are no balmy breeaes from an^'where, no sea or lake air to come once in awhile ns a relief after hours of asteady down- pouring of solar heat; not a mountain or brook, a canyou or dell, a grove or beach throughout the whole country to which one may resort fof S& much aa n moment of cool-ness. One may gaze in any direction fiom the highest plaee in Yumn, and the only colorinnatureto be seen is a dull, reddish brown under a blazing 1 sky. Ev<-n the sluggish frver takes on the hue of the surrounding 1 territory. When a-wind comes up from off the desert t,lie air is almost shriveling-, and even t.hc natives of Yumapo into their ndobe houses and shut the doors to .avoid the a.ir that comes like that from a furnace froni o foundry. The glare of the sunshine has a serious effect on the eyes of the people. Green goggles and smoked glasses are commonly worn here by eastern people. There ore many cases of blindness among United States soldiers who have been stationed at forte in this region. The flerce sunshine causes inflammation of the eyes. Every one does as much work as possible in the evening-or early morning-before tho sun has got in its best efforts, and there is little or no unnecessary movement about town atmidda-y. Railroad brakemen wear leather mittens so that 'they may handle coupling- pins and links. The china and glassware in tho homes and at the little ho- te) are as warm on any day in slimmer as if they had just come out of very warm water, nnd window panes are unbearably hot. When, one puts lus hands on a wall in a house on a hot day it feels like the walls that surround a baker's oven. All horses and cows'here are kept under roofs or sheds at midday -when the mercury is ranging high.—N. Y. Bnn. ^_ GHOSTLY BELLS. SIUh1r»n Man Bluch Alarmed by ft Peculiar phenomenon, A business man'of temperate habits and with a reputation for integrity in Greenville, Mich., had a hair-raising experience a few nights ago. He had retired and was asleep when he beard the front door bell ring 1 . Partially dressing he hurried downstairs and opened the door,-but found no one there, He had no sooner closed the door when .a bell rang- at another door at the opposite end of the piazza. This door had no beJ) on it. As he passed o side door within a few feet of it, a loud ring startled him. Thoroughly frightened he climbed back to bed, .and as he sat upright with a revolver in his hand a clan;? came from the neighborhood of the,water pitcher..-.that stretched his cuticle nn inch.- He put in a wild night and. is. now-trying-, .to study: put the phenomenon.. , . , .,,.- . HUMOROUS. She—"How truTlt i* the* -~ ^ter than wprd^. * if s> brow]p.-~ A " deed."—Wa ^...^Tn* eat %,jjlry ejust, Woman,—"Sorry I hajeEoB&l „._ ga.i* when you gpjciut."—Detroit.! Eresg. ' " : - ' • jSP'is that report tr\j$ about Whe joining- the prohibitionists?" <gj[J __ ,think it started trom hisattemptrla week to smash, a brewery wagon m hia bicycle."—Indianapolis Journal. SandsJ, tHe grocer, is downstair^ wants 'to know why you didn't i letter abont last month's bill, i ,r—-'.'Tell him'he forpotto inclose a 1 Swnp."—Ti>Bits. —She—"Dearest, am I the first girl; you ever loxred?" He—"Little, sweetheart, the matt who could look into those trusting- bloc eyes and tell a falsehood ia n.°i & V?Jif e - ®° P re P ttxc y°ur? elf *° te&?t3ic! truth. Yov.p-rc^-—Cincinnati Enquirer. '' ~"^".*>.. —An Irishman «md a Frenchman.vTcwi disputing- over the nationality of a! friend of theirs. "I eay," said thcJ Frenchman, "that if be was borajpl Franco he is a Frenchman." "Begorra,£ said Pat, "if a cat should have kitteM in the oven would you caJl them\ ; tw* cuite ?"—Toronto Christian Guardla35?-> —She—''Well, good-by, chevalier. Egt I hoped you would have etayed lopg^Jj with us." The chevalier (who prijjea himseli upon his fenplish sayings)-:?^ sank you, mais, hclas! I fear m&.I must go cook eome fish!" (Thecheva-j Her intended to say that he "had ottitr fish to fry.")—Judy. SETTLERS MUST PAY UP. ; Ildlans to Get Their Money for £.»di !•) K*nsM and Kebnukt. i The long: pending 1 case between whitfr settlers and the Otoe and Missouri] tribes of Indians, involving large tract* of land in Kansas and Nebraska, fa> nearing-a settlement. The matter has; been before the interior department( for about 15 years. Settlers pur»haB|<jj these lands from the red men, but bAf«j never paid them in full, and in inanyj instances the interest on principal WMJ never paid to tbe Indians. Numerwja ctte-mpts lave been made fb reach pj settlement, but without. avail, Tfb&\ other day, however,'the secretary OT the interior instructed the commissioner of. the general land office to direcu the local land officials at Beatrice, Neb.^ . to notify the settlers on the lands whrt]; are in arrears in payments that to olll/ those who will in, 90 days from notica"- make settlement in full, a rebate w ten years' interest on the cinount oj principal and interest due 'at the do/ of,-settlement will.be allowed;the*' nnd to further notify them thaton til failure to settle ns proposed wit" time prescribed, their entries canceled.