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   Critic (Newspaper) - July 4, 1886, Logansport, Indiana                                VOL III NO 9 LOGANSPORT INDIANA JULY 4 1886 PRICE 5 CENTS A DIETETIC DELIRIUM Son may tolV about groves Where you wander with your loves You may talk nboot yonr moonlit TVHVBS that I nil flow Something fairer far than toese I can show yon if yon please Tin the charming little cupboard wLoro the jom pots Where the jam pots grow Where the jam pots crow Where the jelly jolly jelly jolly jam pois growl On the laud or on the sen Is the charming little cnjVboards bero ihe jam pots qrow There the golden peaches shine In their symp clear and fine And the raspberries are blushing with tr dasfey slow And the cherry and the plum Seem to beckon me to come To the charming little cupboard whoro the jampotBRrow There the sj rightly picfelee stnml With the catenp close at hand And the marmalades nnd jellies in goodly row And the quinces ruddy fire Would an anchorite inspire To seek the little cupboard wkjre thy jam pots grow Kever tell ine of your bowers That are fall of bugs and flowers Never tall me ol your meadows where the breezes blow But slug ine if you will Ol the house beneath the Mil And the dnrlicg little cupboard whore the jura pots Where the jam pots g ow Where xhe jam pots grow Where the jelly jolly jelly jMly jam pots growl Tie the dearest spot to mo Oa the land or on the aea IB the charming little cupboard whore the JUKI pots grow THE GIRLS WHO SPOUT Fair Female Fiends Who Infest the Metropolis Nym Crinkle Throws Hie Itftuce Into Their Midst Characteristics of the Recitera and Eome MfUignnnt Types Photographed There are at least by a reasonable cal culation 5000 girls in New Yok who have the mark of elocution on their snowy brows They are separated into categor iea of readers reciters narrators and spoolers The readers aie at the present moment the thickest Sometimes the sponters have the upper hand Mrs Pot ter is responsible for a new crop and then all the elocutionists tnrn them out by the dock The reader is usually thin fair skinned bine eyed slightly wan and intellectual She sita in the back row at the party de morely and waits for Algernon Sydney Perkins to say I see that the brilliant and accomplished reader MJBB Clianthe Cake 19 present and 1 suggest that she give ns a specimen of her ability Then Clianthe is dragged out shoves down the pins in her back hair rolls her eyes and says that she will with their permission read the beautiial poem Anx Italians1 She has the book in her band but only refers to it occasionally Not to have the book would be a reciter and there is a broad line between them One IB intellec tual the other ia dramatic One is literary the other is stagey One sticks to poetry the other sheers off a lttle on pantomime The reciter ia usually a robust girl who thinks ehe is emotional and mimetic and fanmorOTia One her eyea the other her bands The reader has glances the reciter gostieulRtiotiR Robust girla aa a rule are not emotional until after they are married The pensive reader is usual ly emotional before As a rule husbands will put op with moderate reciters bat they will not tolerate readers There is pjobably a suggestion of lecturer in them Besides the reader always has yon at a disadvantflge BO long as she has the book in her hand She can read the whole of Manfred or Cojiolanus an6 not break down Bnt thfc reciter thank Heaven cant There is a wise provision of nature which ordains that memory shall not be equal tomisery v Younfif ladies who give readings of Faust and Childe Harold are ignorant of the capacities of the opposite sex After the first hour the male brute begins to groan The second hour makes him lute his speciea tfome of the best families on 3uexmgton avenue have been almost denuded of young men by the length of their readings and there has sprungup among elderly men who go to parties an arbitrary distinction with reference to which ia not recognised by eloon tionists They are divided into Longs and Shorts Bat these old men are probably Wall street fellows Miae Abioge ueeis Knuokleton of Savory Park is one of the longest readers now before the public She recently read down two hnn dred pages and one hundred people at Chiokering Hall at the same time The AforDingTwickler sagaciously remarked of her that she was better acquainted with her author than her victims and the Daily Smokestack which is one of the fairest of journals kindly said that her knowledge of the human heart was shown by her skill early in the evening but her knowl edge of the human constitution had not appeared at 11 oclock whan our critic left The readers have to undergo the most severe training in Athletics They prac tice with the Indian clubs two hoars in the morning walk five miles before breakfast put on the gloves for half an hour with their trainer eat a raw are sponged off Vvith whiBkyand then kept on the par allel bars till dinnertime Ther thns ttc quirB staying power The narrators are quite a different order of creatures These tell short erally Mark Twaina though they usually have one or two they have written them selves These stories are fashioned to ex hibit some peculiar trick or gift of the young lady Thns for example the gifted Miss Ophelia Iiambsphatonthegrose always narrates a story with the lice in it of Charge Stanley Charge because her father is a wealthy plumber and she has inherited the gift of throwing a depth and power of sincerity into the words that are mnrvelous Itwas always said of ihj Miss Sidonie Sacks befure she died of the measles that she could sing the line that referred to the un necessary weeping of a body that met another body coming throngb tbe rye with a pathos that carried her listeners as with angels wings to the fact that her father was a distiller And tbe wellknown Mies Kemble Kissbacker of Grameroy Parfe has often narrated one of Wattshis names hymns in an evening party to a harp accompaniment HO that the dullest organ grinder has been known to cross the street and go hnmbly round the corner When we oome to the sponter we en counter the perfected vice of elocution The spooler ia usually middleaged and says me the dagger at the slight est provocation She is guttural gran diose and grave She was personally ac qnamted with Charlotte Cusbman who privately told her soma things that have not yet been published Thflro are how ever3 some young Epoutere who have to be watched continually for if yon leave a chair around loose they convert it into a balcony when yon are unprotected and you mnsc not mention a rose of any kind noteven one of Ueorge Fawcett Rowea unless yon wish to be informed in soba that by any other name it would smell aa sweet which ia a manifest fancy it called George Francis Train for example At f he last census there were spool ers of all ages between Fourteenth street and Harlem on ihe mud Some of them have children who lisped in heroics before they lapped in the nursery The qneen mother is supposed to be a mature damsel in Twentythird street who tarns an hon est penny and fifteen stone by giving les sons She plants about a hundred new declaimers in our parlors every year They all have the same brand They fold their arms np under their chin They drag the left toe perpendicularly on the carpet when they walk they have more lungs than logic They remark things in a volleying way as if depth of voice were profundity of thought They make Shake spearean observations aa if they were firing a salute When they want io kill yon with much cherishing they eoare yon a little You fancy Lillie Bevereux Blake and her unbrella are coming They seem to have an orthodox regard for the fall not the fall of the year but the fall of the body they are always coming down like the waters did at that historic coon did before he was asked They have given rise to the popular phrase now ap plied to all tragic art Take a tumble To spout without falling would be eqniva ent to a rant without rising The queen mother is scarred all over like a veteran ffhere she haa struck her self on loose carpet tacks and stray hair pins with black beads on thein Whenever ehe spouts at Mrs Solomon Keithetage ie three timee a male patrons of art go up in the billiard room till they hear a crash Then they come down and wring every bodys hands and remark By Heavens the old girl out did herself tonight That last header was equal to CnshmRB in her palmy days After that the old girl takes her crown of amaranths nnd goes away in a coach puts on some fresh vase line and hnuge the trophy up in her reci tation room All her pupils try to imitate her head er whatever else they may do They practise hours diving at a spot in the car pet rolling off lounges a la Davenport or rolling down stairs a la Mather and final ly they pound the art into their bones so that they can with care and contusion plunge under a table drop backwards off n piano stool or hit a 5cent piece on the hearth rug with their chioe and not dis turb a Satsuma cape or crack a brica brac Miss Neilacm Nilson who recently made a Buccesssnl fall of eight feet in the Po tion Scene before a select committee of society athletes and received a testimonial for her tragic skill wus asked at the close of the magnificent spectacle if a life of such toil in view and such intense applica cation to her art did not make her blue She threw her head back with the grace of an angel and in tones that will never be forgotten said Blue Yea by St Paul black nnd blue1 NYM CHINKLE Butkinc Suits A medium shade of bine iiannel has trousers with a hem through which ivory braid is rcu the hem being slashed at in tervals the waist is plain with a full gathered skirt attached thd bottom finisn ed the same BB the trousers a belt with braid inserted closes with buttons on the left of front two loops and two ende of braid a pretty finish The neck has a deep square collar finishing to a point the braid finishing being the aaroe the plas tron narrow stripes of bine and white flannel short pleeves with hem and braid aa finish Another ie a pretty soft flannel in gray is trimmed with the ivory Hercules braid three rows one inch wide on the skirt which ie gathered the belt is piped on the edges with the braid forming loops and ends in front each end ornamented with three rows of braid forming to a point in the center the waist has rows of braid meeting in pointsthe sleeves short are barred with three cluster rows three each of braid collar has two rows with three in the baok forming to a deep point the short trousers are trimmed to correspond itH thu sleeves These are two of the nobbiest suits seen can be easily made at home A pretty style for a little girl ia to use plain flannel trimming it with bands of striped flannel EvFry one wears lorg stockings acd bathing shoes quite an improvement some wear white bathing robes low neck tiny sleeves a fashion not to be commend ed Bathing wrapa are considered a necessi ty Very handsome ones are made of white Turkish toweling with bood collar deep coff a la Chinese and cords with tat of blue red or gold color Bathing wraps are merely a long large circular which covers a ladys form completely on the way to and from the surf Just be fore she enters the water ehe takes it off offand leaves it upon the beach Emerg ing from the water all dripping wet she throws it around her while she walks to the dressing room This in to conceal her figure from the prying eyes that always follow a lady in a bathing suit A WOMANS REASON Another Logausport Artist Miss Nellie Stevens daughter of Mr and Mrs A W Stevens has just returned from Milwaukee where she graduated from the musical department of St Marys Institute Miss Stevens is one of only ten who have completed the musical course of this institute and succeeded ia papsmg the final examination in thirty six years She was presented with a handsome di ploma artistically painted by hand and a beautiful gold medal emblematic of her art Mias Stevens also brought home with her several email volumes of original mosioal compositions The testimonials from her instructors are very flattering Mr C G Nbwelle father mother and and Jtfra J G Newell and Miss Helen Boston are visiting at his zeaidenoe on North street INDIANAPOUR JOURNAL are yon going my pretty mairlj To the authors convention Bir she said ilCira I go with yon my pretty maid If yon are n poet sir ehe said And what have yon written my pretty maid5 Nothing stall pert sir5 ehe said Then Mfry are yon going my pretty maid Cause Im invited sir1 ehe said ILNDERNBATH THE BOUGH Since yon ore a poet with soul all ninne And f too nt seasons find Ufa quite jejune Let ns dou our beet garb with appropriate mien And hie to the epot where authors convene As were bid HE 0 ehnme on yon depreat to ntter mch Wuen two are tbna gathered conventions are Let as bide in this shade which IB truly divine Head me all yonr vtfrsee and Ill read you And they did FLOTSAM AND JETSAM The Bebccca of Silb Suggestion For The Fourth Etc The writer enjoyed a pleasure recently which aa nearly as shall be share with the Critic Readers of tha Century wll remember that a few yeara ago an article appeared upon its pages concern ing the original Rebecca of Sootts Ivan hoe The portrait was eaid to be in the possession of Mr Benjamin Grata of Les ingtoD who died a few yeaid ainoe anc who was a distinguished citizen In com pany with an acquaintance of Mrs Gratz his widow the writer called at this historic old house whose interiorI wish I coolo place before my readers eyes ae it lay be fore mine We were ushered into a large airy double parlor and while waiting for the lady of the house feasted our eyes np on the qnaiat furniture and adornments The only oiodero thing to bo seen was a piano comparatively newIn the corners were queer little inlaid tables holding odd shaped pitchers Large mirrors with odd style frames were in several places and on the mantel piece were a pair of eilvei candlesticks and two brass ssven branched candelabra which would rejoice the heart of an antiquarian The center tables were of mahogany with clawfeet of brass The chairs were of oldtime horee hair with mahogany frames The carpet was antique Everything showed the house to belong to a bygone period Upon the walls hung a fine collection of portraits in oil painted BB we afterwards learned by such masters as Copley Sully and Jewetfc Among these wa eagerly looked to decide which was the beautiful Rebecca Gratz The remembranctJ of the wood cut in the Century assisted as and we stood face to face with this heroine whose character as depicted by Scott has been admired by the wh le reidiug world A large oil portrait of Rebecca represents her as a woman com hint ng teauty of char acter and features Her eyes and hair are dark her complexion the rich olive which so often marks the Jewish race while her month ia one of rare beauty Tnin lips exquisite in shape and tint not small but straight aud firm make her mouth he index of her character Below this por trnithung her miniature in profile and from this the illustration of the Century was taken In this she wears a dress dis closing a perfect throat and cheat and her face wears a sadder look MIB Gratz a lady who gave evidence of a life paes d among distinguished people told us the etory of Rebecca which she said was not accnrately related in the Centnry Ai Rebecca was the sielerof her late husband her storj ia authentic The Gratzee are a distinguished Jewish family of Philadel phia They have been for generations possessed of wealth intellect and great physical beauty aa the portraits upon the wall attested some of them being of ideal beauty Rebecca Gratz went to Xew York to keep bouse for her brother There she formed an intimate friendship with Matil da Hoffman the fiancee of Washington Irving Irving boarded at Judge Hoff mans home which was a literary center being visited by Pauldinp Verplaock Irviutf and all the literati of the day Irv ing admired Rebeooa Gratz intensely She was a Jewess most firm in the faith She observed every ordinance of the Jewish religion and even sacrificed the one love of her life to her religious belief She i WAS beloved by a Christian gentleman whom she fondly loved in retnrn bn whom she refused to marry on account o their different creeds This romano threw a sadness over her life Irving sweetheart Matilda Hoffman died in th arms of her chosen friend Rebecca Gratz Irving then hastened to England ant having a desire to know Scott went im mediately to Abbottsford where he de scribed to the great author the mental spiritual and physical beauty of Rebecc Gratz Scotts Rebecca was as faithfa a portraiture as could be made from de scription This 13 the true history o Rebecca Gratz and it seemed singula indeed totalk with a lady who called he sister Who will possess the fiue por traits at the death of Mrs Gratz I do not know They will probably retnrn to tin Philadelphia Gratzes When LaFayette visited Kentucky in 1825 he was a visitor at this house an probably brnahed his coat tails agains tha very same old horsehair fumitort which is there now After looking ai Rebecca all we wanted to we were shown into the library an apartment containing many historic articles A queer little concern of mahogany and brass contain a drawer above and a closet below proved to be the winecloeet of Joseph Bona parte If this contained Josephs full sap ply he was more temperate than some Lo gansport gentlemen A small miniature of George Washington was given by him self to Gen Scott one of this ladys an cestors and bears upon its back the aen tejtice this ie the very best picture of me Upon the library wall hangs a cupy of the nonimportation resolutions drawn up and signed by the merchants of Philadel phia in 1765a by which they pledge them selves to use sparingly all articles except tbose manufactured in America Severa of the Gratz family are included in these signatures In this room as in the others were fine family portraits portlyJ elegani men and rosy archlooking women AmoDg them was Montgomery Blair of Lincolns cabinet a oouain of Mrs Gratz Adiene were said somewhat reluctantly and us I passed out through tbe spacious ball lighted by queer shaped side windows and furnished with huge sofas and tables of a past age I felt that instead of a hand shake a onrtey would be more in keeping with the spirit of the place and with the entertaining little old lady who presided over it A lady in this Eftighborfaood gives her time to the cohere of silkworms and having visited the wormery and seen the worms in various stages I have acquired an interest in this comparatively new in dustry In our parfc of the csonntry there is little interest in it but from the f that there are magazines devoted to it and associations formed for its promotion it most be growing into importance through out the country The great object of the societies is to enlist the interest of women who desire to make money in the rearing of silk worms so that America may not have to import silk hereafter The leaves the white mulberry tree furnish the best food for the worms althongb other spsoiea of mulberry are used and also the Osage orange whioh produces a fair qual ity of silk but not the best The Womans Silk Culture Association at Philadelphia is of the most prominent It eends out letters of instruction and scales of prices and buys the cocoons according to their qaalifcy There are many things to considered in raising silkworms and in getting the best quality of cocoon and consequently tbe best price for ones labor They muet be wellfed For six weeks they eat ravenously without ceasing Then they begin to spin and it is a won derful sight to eeo them drawing out the silken filament from their bodies weaving t round and round themselves until they are completely shut from eight and in four days the cocoon is finished and it a yellowish color oblong in form and bean iful to look at A cocoon ia not as large as an English walnut but con tains from six to eight hundred yards of thread These cocoons are steamed to prevent the chrysalis from emerging sorted and sold Chose are saved for propogation are not steamed and in a few days the motha come from them The egglaying hen takes place the eggs turning a dark solorand not hatching until spring when hey become worms and the piacess is re lated sd there is really only sis weeks of eal active work each year The ry of our neighbor presents a wonderful ight Several rooms are devoted to the worms and a fine hedge of Osage orange baa been almost denuded to feed tha voracious creatures At first the eight was somewhat sickening hundreds and hundreds of large white worms lying on branches and eating eo that they could be heard plainly Bot after seeing the del isacy the system the wonderful instinct of their work they were less revolting and inspired p greater reverence for the won dcoce work of God in nature In another room hundreds of cocoons were lying ready for packing and really looked as tempting as freeh candy Shoold any of oar home ladies desire to embark in this industry they can get full information from the Association in Philadelphia Eggs are supplied by the Agricultural Department at Washington The various companies are endeavoring to getan appro priation from Congress for the furtherance of the work in this country It is of no UFO to try to rear silkwormSj however un less Osnge or mnlberiy can be procured for food Cultivators generally set out regular orchards of the while mulberry which will thrive as far north as the forti eth parallel It was Benjamin Fraaklin I believe who had a theory that a human being might be refrigerated and hibernate a Ia Bear for as long a time as he This pleasant and convenient theory recore with force now that iha Fourth of July ie here Could there be a vast refrigerator where humanity could get in a state of benumbed unconsciousness and be laid away carefully on the Third of July to ba thawed out on the Fifth what a happy world this would be I can picture the temporary tomb wherein our bodies wonJd rest daring tbe frozen period like the tier after tier shelf upon pbelf of silent unconscious people resting with a placid smile upon their faces ob livions of the phooting of the crackers the whizzing to Roman candles the firing1 of rockets the glorious reverberations of tha rejoicing cannon oblivious of the Decla latiorj of the orator of the day of the perspiring massts of the picnics the ex cursions the climbing of greased polos and all tbe glorious and magnificent obser vances which human ingenuity devises to fitly celebrate the nations birthday In this matter of freezing the American masses could alternate one year allowing the peaceloving and lawabiding citizen to be refrigerated over the Fourth and the nest year taking the small boys and the excursion fiends applying the benumbing process to them and allowing the rest of the world to enjoy a quiet Fourth of July This latter would have to be done by force The exceeding merit of this plan arrows upon ons and by next Independence Day we trust some humanitarian scientist will take up tbe matter and perfect the iheory Lexington Ky July 2 8G How Many Wings to on Angel i The number of wings that should go to in angel where they should be planed and low is the subject now exercising the minds of the Royal Institute of Archeeol eays the St James Gazette The of the osteology of angels is an old one and different schools of artists have answered it in different ways There s for Jnstance a stainedglass window at Merton College Oxford the angel on which has six winge Two are more com mon though two pairs of forelimbs one modified into arms and the other into winge are advocated by a distinguished authority Perhaps of greater interest is the scientific objection that the angels of the artists are not built for flight1 The angels of Raphael and Botticelli nave abundance of wings but they ara merely abow wings If tbe figures to at tempt to fly from their canvasses tbey would come to the groundas certainly as woold the angel of the pantomime if her tring broke In an sge of realism it ia natural that this question should be raised hoagh realists are hardly the men to pro dnce angels Excursion on tlic Vandal ia Excursion rates for the obiervance of 4tb will this year be lower than ever efore A rate of one fare for the round rip will be made locally with eitraordi nary limits on the Tickets No restriction s to distince wiii be in fore this year Tickets will be sold on 4th and 5tb nd will be good to return including Jnly th Ample coach accommodations will provided to accommodate the probable arge numbers whowill avail themselves fthis low J M A G p A   

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