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Hutchinson News (Newspaper) - December 19, 1890, Hutchinson, Kansas HUTCHINSON DAILY NEWtf; JFIUDAY MOKNINS DECEMBER 19. 1890 STEALING NEW IDEAS. *f�w �r*U'Mak�rn Obtain 1>oilgu� tow CJnwnH Free of Cost. On* of tho bl(f Broadwoy rotall dry-goods firms bad its fall opening the oth-�r day, and a largo crowd of women filled tho store. One of tho visitors was sitting Wore ;i "dummy" figure whiob. was okwl -In an exceedingly rich and handsome gown, and was writing rapidly, pausing occasionally to look at tho garinoat. One of the male "floor-walkers'* walked up and said soinotblng to her In u low; but apparently Arm tone, lite woman snapped a reply, crumpled up hor paper and shoved it Into hor pookct, and then walked hurriedly out of the building, with a look ot mingled nortlScatlon and indignation on hor toco. I'be little incident created a deal ot excitement, and whispered. oomraont among tbe shoppors who observed It Tho general idoa was that tbo woman waa a "shopllftor," and many wore tho expressions of surprlso: that so well dressed,and respectable a looking woman should bo a.orlniinal. ' Those infor-�n^oa were ontiroly at fault, howo'ver, as an inquiry put to the "floor-walker" showed. Said ho: "The woman was moroly a dross-maker who vrau stealing: the design of tho dress. These fall openings are souroes ot considerable expense to our house, booouse we mako up a much handaemer and f ullor line of bonnets and drosses for them then we ordinarily carry.' The womon who can plana really artlstto and attractive garmont are low and command high salaries. The dretKi-makerg and milliners who do business on a sinall scale, many ot them, watch earofully tho announcements of the soini-annual oponlngs of big houses unu never laiss one ot them. They can tliMj got ldoas fron which cost tho Arms a lot ef HKtioy. "Wo don't object to their coming and looking, even if we know they have not the slightest Intention of buying any thing, bat wo think It Is going too far whon thoy sit down and write descriptions ot and nkotok our most striking novelties. Wo speak to them quietly when wo catch them stealing our ideas in this way, butsomotlmoswn find thorn �t work again with their poncils a tow minutes lator. Some of tho old-times ovon aiAo behind 'dummy' figures and ahowoafloa, or In dark cornor9, to pursuo their drawing unobaorvod. Wo got to know them, though, nnd hoop an eye on the aid offenders whim thoy pay us a visit "--U. Y. Tribune. BOGUS ALASKA CURIOS Their Hbuanfavturft on Important iadud-try lai Hmt Pmnclsno. "The nproad of American enterprise and Yankee ingenuity Is nowhere soon to br>ttsr advu'utago than among the guileless natives ot Alaska," said Captain Anderson, of tho liertba, to a reporter of the Kan Francisco Chronicle Tbo captain tlioroupon procodod to throw new lisht upon tho rosulls of the fad of relic-hunting pursued by Alaskan exi-.arsWmlsts. "The eaptalns of the excursion steamers are postered by tho poBsongors for information as to tho best placo to procure relics," Raid ho. "The arrival of oTivursionists oroatua as muoh of a stir aaieng the uutlvii� as a oteamor day did in San JrVanclBco in tho ISO's. Thoy aro tho legitimate prey of tho oh lldron of Alaska Years ug-o it was possible to get real relic at a moderate prico, hut now it is uard lo tell tho difference between real ��d false relics. "Some time, ago norno ingenious �� tiros bstjI to take half-dollars, hammer them ent very thin, and manufacture them into bracoluta These curios wore sold for Jl.'iO or $'1 at tho most When (teaiaer-loadB of tourists cominosced going to Alaska in thu summer thoy bought wf the bracelets,as fast as they were made. Tho native Alaskan is a vary spaudy Individual. Ho saw fortunes in store tar him. The bracelets could �at be made fnet enough to supply the iamtni, and he formed a sort of syndicate with Ills brothers. This syndicate m�at t� Ban Francisco nod had hundreds of these bracelets manufactured here and roshipycuV to Alaska. Thoro thoy wore and an 84111 retailed to tbe guileless excursionists at 33 or $9 a pair. The same may he Bald of saliva Idols, straw hats, battle covers, and bows and ar-jovmi. More than half of them are mad* 1* tWs aui other ceast cities and then *�at to Alarka for solo. Tha natives know Tfhca they are talking to an expert, and they do not try to palm off spvrl�nr> articles on him. But the green xcHririoikt U tbetr ready victim. Tbey will soil kin a straw batmade of spruce roots In (S or 80 which thoy ordinarily ell for 60 cento. Imported war suits soaked mlth feathers and heads are disposed ef at from 825 to $76 each. "Jf the stndlous collectors of Alaskan amies only know tbo history ot halt their materials they would become very u�L Tb� native Alaskan Is a victim ot clvilltntlra. lie has learned from his white brother how to lie, and ho knows how to selxe an opportunity." flhwettl In Itotrlferatora. seems to be something curiously Incongruous about placing flowers In � refrlgurutor, but that is oxaotly what all florists do, and everybody sees that tkroagfa this cool, not to say ohllly, tioatmoitt ot tbom they are piesorvod very satisfactorily. The floristThoiley is said t� be tho first man who over usod a refrigerator In this way. Doforo iro-icg inks the flower business ho did a large butchering business In Washington sarkot. Without any particular theory In the matter he put the flowers in the refrigerator bocause he had boon in the habit of putting his meat there. The. elf sit was, of course, to arrest the development of tho flowers. When they were taken out they wore nearly as fretib unit erisp us whon they went In. Tho u�� ol the refrigerator was rapidly doptod, and tho refrigerator Is now on* f tbe most expensive appointments In � Sower shop. They ur� all illuminated v/ilb.cln�trle lights, and tbo tempera-tnro 1* about M or CO. llolora tbe refrigerators were lutroducod tbo flower* were kept in layers underneath tho oanlcr, but the isnatot tho dure, especially at night, lind Iho elfoot ef wiltlnjr tbost badly.-N. V. World, SHE WILL BE FAMOUS. A. Woman Aifvocutes Vrrlnr Vitan ana Oridlrt In 1'ublto Scliools. Ono of those days Salllo Joy White will wake up and find horsolt famous, She has just written a book callod "Cookery in the Public Sohools," advocating tho establishment at public expense of a kitchen in ovory girls' school In the country,whore the little Ntudonts can bo taught to make soups and broths out of tho meat-scraps, salads and , Visitor (In Now Jersey)-Why aro there so muny telegraph-poles arouud here? Native-Oh, whon a fellow kisses a Jorsoy girl ho olways wants to run np a telegraph-pole to tako the taste out of his mouth. So thoy put them pretty thick arouud hero.-Light -The perfected target for tiring at the small-urm ranges is workod by �le�-trlclty. By means of contact and a battery, there la communication with tbe Indicating apparatus at the firing end ot the range, showing which suction of the target ho* beou struck. --The German pcnt-offloe offloial* have boon experimenting with the North Hcoi'aMo, 75 kilometers long, between Uelfgolnnd and Ciixhaveu. to tout the possibility of using submarine cables ot considerable length for teloulionio pur-poKOs. 'J ho rcsulte have been very fa*i>r� able, distinct wntniunluutloa having been obtained at both ends. - he News Print in it) and 2i E Now is the time to Order Your LANK BOOKS l For the New Year. It is also the Season to have You. � MAGAZINES ank Books to Order, to us for p-' 7 Of Every Description at the News Office Job Bill Heads, Letter Note Heads, Statements S*; O^Oaa, And we Can Print them for You. Weddip. Ball and Part* Invitations, Finest Line and Latest Styles all or Write The News Printing and Paper Company,
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