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Boston Weekly Globe (Newspaper) - January 27, 1891, Boston, Massachusetts
Wiik to but ask some of tour neighbors to subscribe with you. Vol. Xix no. 4.boston, tuesday morning january 27, i so j. Price five cents. They All say done to such is the advice of Washington social leaders to american girls about to marry european nabobs. But Kate Selfride e found Joy after twelve years in far Finland. A a Ashin it 0 n. Jan. Of 24 t \ a Jau Washington is e i Al still talking of Tho gorgeous wedding of Florence Audenried to count Forest Vivonne. It was gorgeous in the extreme and the brides wedding gown Cost a for a of tune. It was of cloth of Silver and its train was 12 feet Long. It was wonderfully embroidered and the wedding veil was the finest of Duchesse lace Aud this a pinned to the brides dark hair by a Diamond flour de Lis. The Bride wore at her Corsage a magnificent Spray of diamonds which the count gave her. And she was All told More gorgeously Clad than Sheba a Queen in her glory. The Groom was quite As gorgeous. He wore a coat embroidered with Gold lace. There were jewelled orders on his breast and his costume was that which he wears at court. All Washington bowed Down in Honor to the couple and All the diplomats of the capital were present. Secretary Blaine brought the Bride into St. Matthews Church on Hiarm and he led her up to the front of the Church where he handed her Over to the Groom. The French minister was the count s Best Man and two of the counts Noble Brothers came Over from Europe to attend the wedding. The presents were numerous and valuable in the extreme. There were pounds upon pounds of solid Silver. Tho counts brother eave the Bride a Sapphire Bracelet and there were diamonds and jewels and Plato of All description. The Bride looked Beautiful and she is exceedingly Rich. She is about medium height has dimpled Cheeks dark eyes and a most corpulent Bank account. She will make a striking addition to the Rich american girls who have married Nobles and her marriage brings again to the front the subject of International marriages. Should our american girls marry Dukes Are titled husbands desirable the question is one of interest to All american families. Nearly 100,000 of us go to Europe every year. Young and old european Nobles Are casting about for pretty and wealthy american brides and the worlds fair of 1893 will flood the country with Fortune Hunters. I have discussed the situation with the leading women of the capital this week Aud i find them up Iii arms and in one and All cases opposed to foreign marriages. The wife of Secretary Proctor thinks it risky. I first called on mrs. Proctor Tho Wile of the Secretary of War. She said a i think there is a great risk in every foreign marriage. At present i do not feel that i would like my daughters to wed among strangers but one can never be sure How opinions May change through Force of circumstances. Doubtless there Are very Many instances of love matches of persons of Dif. Ferent nationalities that might to quoted As examples of lifelong happiness. Yet in every marriage there is much to test Tho Devotion even when the individuals have been surrounded through life by the same customs and Domestic influences and where marked differences exist one could scarcely expect perfect the wife of menu Tor Rolph thinks it should be shopped. Mrs. Dolph considers All marriages to to at Best a lottery and when contracted with foreigners a very great risk that no parents should he willing for their daughters to incur. A was to titles a responded the wife of the senator from Oregon a no woman who Sells herself for such a Price can expect True wedded happiness. I think it is High time that a Stop to put to the growing habit among americans and mothers should guard their children from temptation in this respect probably More marriages Are made Between foreigners and families of officers of the Navy than any other branches owing to the Opportunity offered for Intercourse with representative residents at foreign ports w Here Squadron officers find charming Solace for their Leisure hours in the society of Bright Young american girls. It seems to be the general impression that Nellie Grants married life has proved anything hut a Happy one. Yet sirs. Grant never loses an Opportunity of speaking of her daughters perfect Content Aud pleasant Domestic life in her English Homo. Mrs. Miller does no to want Dukes. Mrs. Miller wife of the attorney general does not approve of a girl marrying outside of her own nationality. Said she a it is far safer and happier to wed one whose education and associations have been in the same sphere. One can Seldom he sure of the preconceived views and habits of a stranger to our customs and it is a serious risk to enter the matrimonial state without a thorough investigation into a Many a credentials. Even if All seemed satisfactory i do not think i would care for a child of mine to leave her Home As the Bride of a Duke or of any other titled aristocrat. Still True love is the All Imi it Octant Point and it has no National Bounds. A it does no to pay a a Kays mrs. Blanchard. Mrs. Blanchard wife of the representative from Louisiana is a typical Southern woman of enlarged views. She said to me a Many american girls have married. Foreigners and few to their happiness the great majority have married to their Lorrow. Most emphatically i do not think it advisable for our girls to seek or wish for foreign alliances. Loo Many Aro dazzled my imposed upon by the seeking adventurers who Parade a seedy title in tile Hope of alluring Beauty and wealth. Others who marry among the nobility or wed foreigners of position enter into a sphere of life where Tho conditions Are so different from what they Are accustomed to that the change cannot be altogether conducive to Contentment. The chances that Tho match is made from mercenary motives on the husbands part in the Case of a foreign Union Are far greater than when the Man is an american. Under these circumstances i would say that As a Rule our girls who wed their own countrymen Are far happier than tile american brides of Dukes or lords. A to be sure miss Mary Endicott made a Happy match when she swore allegiance in love and Honor to Joseph Chamberlain. She met with a warm Welcome on the other Side and she has won Universal admiration. Yet we can hardly consider the English As strangers since so Many of our oldest families claim them As progenitors and the old Puritan Stock from which the Endicott descended claim to have stepped upon new England soil from the deck of the the views of a cuban woman mrs. Menocal wife of Engineer Menocal u. S. A., at present in charge of the nicaraguan canal project is a cuban by birth though from her 21 years of wedded life Iii the United states she has become a stanch american and a True supporter of our National customs. I asked Lier for an expression of her views Iii regard to foreign marriages and she replied Quot it makes my heart ache to see a Young girl led to the altar by a foreigner. No matter How True and deep the love May he i realize How much there will be in Lier new and untried life to test that love and How Little the Young Bride knows of the widely diverse views her husband Bolds in relation to the solemn responsibilities of his position As her future helpmate in All that relates to her Domestic happiness. Had i never married in this country i probably would never have understood the superiority of woman a position As wife in a free land hut since i have known and enjoyed the privilege i Ain More and More opposed to american girls wedding for that Mere rank or title that May at first dazzle a girl but must inevitably prove a lifelong regret. In other lands a wife does not win that Unity of interest with her husband that a Man educated in the More Liberal influences of our own country naturally accords her and a woman must sadly learn that to retain her husband s affections she must never demand More of his Confidence and interest in her occupations than he chooses to give. Lam truly glad that i have no daughter to run the risk which so Many of our girls Are every Day being led into and i should never give countenance to such a proposal for one with whom i had any influence to the mrs. Manderson thinks there arc two sides. Mrs. Manderson says that she is in general opposed to foreign marriages but does the wife of the senator from Nebraska not think that the Mere fact of a Man being a foreigner must necessarily be productive of an unhappy Union. Quot the Only instance with which i am she continued Quot is that of a Bright new York girl who some years since married a German count and i have never known a happier or More congenial couple. Yet doubtless the germans As a nation Are much More Domestic Iii their tastes than even the English and there is much poetry and practical Beauty in family life among Tho germans. This is especially the Case with Tho higher classes of society who having travelled much and enlarged their views have gradually engrafted upon their own National tree Many enlightened ideas of our Republic. Quot but i must confess that i do not approve of our girls marrying frenchmen for surely there will be Little or no wedded happiness among people who so poorly understand Domestic Joy. An englishman May not with propriety be termed a foreigner and Yeti would not care to have any one in whom i am personally interested become the wife of a scion of nobility for the simple reason that no englishman Ever truly appreciates the higher qualities of his wife. To May love and learn to Admire her Many Sterling traits but lie never understands her More advanced desires and ambitions. A to be sure there Are Many cases on record to the contrary hut there Aro exceptions to every Rule. Lor instance there is mine. Guzman wife of the nicaraguan minister. She was by birth a philadelphian and it was in that City of brotherly love that or. Guzman wooed and won her. I do not believe that there is a happier or More Domestic couple in Washington. Minister and mine. Romero Are also an example of congenial happiness though their Union has not been missed with children. Mine. Romero was a mias Allen of Philadelphia. And her Uncle Tho Lata or. Ackley was for Many years before ins death president of the surface roads. Married Early in life she soon afterwards accompanied her husband to the City of Mexico where they lived until or. Romero was some to years since appointed minister to the United states and today there is no More charming Centre than Tho handsome mexican legation presided Over by its Lovely hostess. Mrs. Spooner booms american Lins a bands. Mrs. Spooner Tho wife of Wisconsin a retiring senator adds yet another to the list of those who strongly disapprove of marrying outside of ones own particular nation. Said she Quot without acquaintance among american women who have wedded foreigners or foreigners who have married american women i am wholly dependent upon the chronicles of the newspapers Iii regard to their marital Felicity and judging from the accounts i read. I should not cast my vote for foreign alliances. I suppose an american woman has a greater Chanco of happiness in marrying one whose education inst nets and tastes Are purely american. Otherwise a woman must learn to adapt herself to new social usages. In Case of neglect or abuse she has no redress and no adequate Protection As in this country. As to those who marry solely for a title my opinion is that they Are no loss to this country and their marital unhappiness is a matter of Complete indifference to their countrymen. I believe that As a Rule american women fully appreciate american manhood and realize that nowhere Iii the wide world Are women treated with finer chivalry than by the men of our american Belles who have married Well. Notwithstanding the expressions of these ladies however a number of our Washington girls who have married Nobles have done Well and i can recall a score of Brilliant marriages which have taken place Here during tile past few years and have been productive of happiness for All parties take for instance the Union some years since of the Beautiful Mary Campbell and or. Oswald Charlton at Ono time a Woodier of the British legation at Washington. Miss Campbell is a sister to copt. Charles Campbell whose marriage to miss Binna Porter was a recent event of such widespread interest and her Union has for some 12 or in years continued a most congenial one. Or. Charlton was heir to a handsome entailed estate in England which not Long after his marriage fell into his Possession. Since then the Happy couple with their Trio of boys and their Little daughter have spent tile seasons Between London and their Tine estate situated at the foot of the Cheviot Hills. Another example is that of the daughter of a prominent naval officer miss Sophie Radford and or. De Meisner at one time attache of the russian legation who at present Are at the court of St. Petersburg where or. De Meisner holds a lucrative position in the retinue of the Czar. Their Only son Sacha was recently appointed a Cadet at the National military Academy. Mrs. De Meisner has since she went abroad published several charming Little novels the first of which entitled a the Terrace of Mon Desier a won for the authoress considerable Fame both at Homo and abroad. Every one will remember the marriage of miss Beale and count Bakhmeteff of Russia which was a True love match and has proved one of the most thoroughly congenial of unions. Then i recall yet another Nappy marriage in which a russian officer won the heart and hand of the daughter of an Admiral. The Case was that of miss Kate Selfridge and clap Etolin of the Imperial Navy. The couple first met at a foreign port during a Brief detention of the captains vessel and after a rapid courtship tile Young officer sailed away with Many vows of constancy and never met his sweetheart again for 12 Long years. During that period a brisk correspondence was Kent up Between the two when suddenly the Lover found an opening for visiting America and lost no More time than was necessary to Lake a Steamer and reach the goal of his Long cherished desire. The marriage was quietly celebrated at Christ Church in Georgetown and the couple returned to make their future Home in Finland capt. Etoline a native land where they were welcomed by his parents with All the National show and Romance customary upon such occasions. Their arrival was Tho occasion of general rejoicing among Tho peasantry who assembled in Large numbers at the Landing arrayed in picturesque Holiday attire and escorted the Bride to her new Home Over a pathway strewn with Flowers for their reception. A description of the festivities which followed is like a tale from fairyland. A the marriage of miss Hammond daughter of or. Hammond sex surgeon general of the army to count Lanza of Italy recalls a wide Field of Romance worthy of being retained Between the covers of a Book and in fact there seem to have been fully As Many Happy weddings As unhappy ones. Miss Grundy Wjk. Troublesome cracked Silver coins. New York Tribune the stamping machines at the government mints embodying As Liev do All the Best inventions obtainable yet do not do their work with absolute perfection in every instance. Occasionally a Silver Dollar is turned out with a trifling defect and then the Coin generally causes More trouble Many times Over than it in Worth. This imperfection is a slight crack in the Edge of the Coin which is Likely to escape the notice of any Ordinary scrutiny but like the rift in the Lute of which tile poet sings it makes the dollars music mute. The commonest Way to test a Silver Coin to find out whether it is a counterfeit or not is to drop it on a table or counter. If it Lias a Clear ring it is supposed to to Good. Asa matter of fact some counterfeit coins now current which Are made of Antimony and tin have a sound almost identical with that of a real Silver Dollar. What makes this test still More Uncertain is the fact that a real Silver Dollar with Tho Little rift sounds As if it were Lead when dropped. The opening destroys its Jingle just As a crack ruins Tho melodious Ness of a Bell. Sole survivor of Custer a fight. Chicago bitter Ocean for Manv years after the Custer massacre whenever the 7th cavalry was paraded or there was any mounted formation there was presented the pathetic sight of an old cavalry Charger saddled and equipped and led by a trooper on each Side the empty Saddle telling the Story of the old horses faithfulness. He was the sole survivor found on the Field of the Custer massacre. He belongs to an officer in the regiment and watched by his masters body although wounded in a dozen places for Days and nights and when the rescuers came there no stood gaunt starving wounded but faithful to the dead Man. Tho late Gen. Sturgis who was then colonel of the regiment and who lost a splendid Young son in the fight issued an order that Tho horse should be cared for to the end of his Days As attached to the regiment and that at All mounted formations he should be in line. He lived to a Good old age. Mickey finns Lymph. Soft soap and water chief ingredients. His father the first patient Ender the new treatment. Gooney Island s famous disciple of from. Koch. He second meeting of the Irish Salon in Cooney Island was largely attended. The wonderful acquirement of Mickey finn As a scholar had been talked about so freely that the Kitchen was scarcely Able to hold All who came. Mrs. Crosby persuaded her neighbor s daughter to take care of the baby so that she might enjoy the pleasure of listening to some of Tho pearls of Wisdom which dropped from Tho scholars lips. Baddy Clancy forsook the Saloon for the Salon mrs. Of Brien brought her Patchwork Jack Brady was present with his bulldog and Mary costello sat near Tho stove and cast shy glances at Little Mike. In fact All the chairs were occupied and the cover of the wooden Coal Box cracked under its weight of listeners. Tile subject for discussion was the outcome of a current topic which happened in this instance to be the discovery by or. Koch of Berlin of an alleged cure for consumption. A i do be bearing Thim say in the Quarry that a Hootch Man has in tinted a cure for disuse a said Mike Welsh from a Cloud of tobacco smoke a a and Thareau he no More funerals. Is that Throe Mickey a a so i do be Reading in Tho Pon Chockie blather a replied the Bov. Assuming the attitude of a professor at a clinic. Quot they Call it the a and How much is it a bottle a said mrs. Mcfadden who had a slight cough. Quot a be can to buy it. They give it away a replied Little Mike. A give it away a the whole company exclaimed in chorus. A and where can be get it a a Harrah yell have to go to the Doo Teh Maui a House to get it and thou he wont give it to be until he pounds on Yor dust Aud listens till he sees if yes re breathing quare like a wind broken Quot what s his name a inquired Judy Flanagan. A emr. Cotch a replied Mickey. A and of what she like a Quot Well i never seen him hut they say he a a Little Ould Man wid always and Chin whiskers and lie tries All his him shuns on his dog which the same he has for that purpose into rely. Of it kills the dog he throws it away but if the dog can stand it Begora he says its Good enough for min and women Ana a do be take it wid a spoon or How a asked mrs. Of Brien anxiously. A no a said the Youthful chemist gravely. A Eye take it wid a this remark excited a howl of derision. Even the bulldog growled. Mornin nether Gobi to bed fairly like a a Airt Man should Aud yell be find in Tor neck wid Rod patches on it like a be quilt. Of be have Tho loops Rale bad be re like to die wid it. But if j e take a squirt Guu full of Limp Whin you to first Cotch wid the disuse yes re All right. That Sall i can Tell be to night Bukase i have to go out and see if the Goat has any Straw in his a a Case of Dys,1 said the doctor. Tho neighbors filed slowly out of Tho shanty and walked homeward in groups discussing the marvels of the new discovery. The next morning when or. Finn arose at 6 of clock and washed himself in the Little hand Basin lie looked in the cracked Mirror before the washstand. In the truthful quicksilver he saw upon his neck a lame red spot which seemed to grow As lie looked at it until it apparently covered the size of his face. With a howl of fear he ran into the bedroom and covered himself with the quilt a ooh. Dear of dear a he groaned Quot i have the i Copus. Its dying i am. Biddy dear bind for or. Cotch and the squirt Ami. A Uick. Quick t feel quare in me Bones hares Mickey till i kiss him Mickey came running into the bedroom. In or. Finns fear he liar exposed his feet mid they also were flushed As vivid a color As that of his Nock. Mickey was thoroughly alarmed. Horan for or. Choker. Tho latter examined ills patient and with a solemn face said Quot in a afraid Mickey that ifs a Case of Quot Arrah done to say that doctor dear. In a not fit to go. Don t touch cried the suffering Man As tile doctor took one of the discoloured arms Iii his hand. Quot you la catch a a there a Hope for you Michael if you la lie quiet a said the doctor As he wrote the following prescription salient in lots at. Is Aqua Para Cong lava cum Spongia magus. Ii. F. Chore in it m. P. The druggist smiled As lie read the prescription. A Why. Sonny a said lie a a that a soft soap and water to be applied with a big sponge. Or. Finn had been tossing around in uneasy slumber under a newly dyed be quilt All night and Tho perspiration had loosened the color. Ernest Jayrold. A och i have the loops a cried mickeys father. A Oyez can laugh a said Mickey in a nettled tone Quot but ifs fist As three As the squint in your Eye Mike Welsh and you re looking both ways for sunday. Faith if you wont believe me Iti not Tell be any More about it atall. Little Mike lapsed into silence but by Means of soothing language and gestures the company persuaded him to resume his talk. Quot Well a he said Quot be might know that the doctors say that there a we Drums in everything that a alive and some things that Are not alive. If be were to be Takin a drop of water and looking at it wid a til scope what Ward be see but thousands and thousands of w deny we Drums swimming around Aline Cadi other like cannibals Atins min. Well wan Day Whin or. Cotch was after Atins his sour Rabbidge and drinking his Beer he was sitting before the fire think us what a dig Zacious Mali he was altogether and says he to himself says How Begora Iti invent a cure for disease a says he a and there la be no More Sale for Yankee Patent Medicine a says he. And wid that he invited the Limp. Shure no wan knows How he med the in Vintila for he was not like you Jack Brady Whin he had a Good thing he knew enough to Kape a Thili Tongue in his head and his Mouth shut like a jail Gate. But he did no to mind Teliin the other Dogotch doctors that the say ret was nothing but hungry we Drums he invited and put in a bottle. But All Tho same he was too foxy to be tolling How he med the we Drums. A a Well Whin he had four bottles full he tried the new invention on the dog and the dog. From being thin and Wake got so fat that you crud hear his skin stretching on his Back like a fiddle string. Or. Cotch was that placed wid himself that he jumped up in the air and cracked his heels together a How about the squirt gun a inquired Jack Brady. A a in a Corning to that if you la be Aisy and give me time a replied Mickey. A when or. Cotch had the invention invited and corked up in the bottles wid Nitro Glycerine to feed on he says to himself says lie a Begora i Muslim go Down to Flannigan a blacksmiths shop and make a squirt gun wid a Nadle in tile my and a Hole through the so off he Joes Ridout so much As say in a word to mrs. Cotch. And wid his own hands he med the squirt gun to bigger nor a Putty Blower. Whin he had it All done lie event to the Dogotch Hospital wid the squirt gun in wan hand and a bottle of Limp in the other hand. And says he to a poor civil that had disease a a a Lay Over on yer face a says he. A a a for what says the Man. A a till i see will be stand the Limp As Well As the says he. Quot and wid that the poor divil Fowler Over on his face and the doctor stuck the Nadle of the squirt gun under his shoulder Blade and squirted him full of the Limp. The Man was afeard but or Cotch says to him a lie Aisy be laggard. The we Drums in a after putting until be will ate up the disease and thin yell be Mickey stopped to look about him and see what effect his remarkable statement had made upon his auditors. The bulldog was gasping for Bratli in Tho tobacco Laden air. A tile dog can to stand it. Iti have to be taking him out in the Yard a said Jack Brady rising and leaving the room with his opened faced pet. Quot done to mind him Cushla a says mrs woman a rights in Rouhani a a woman mayor and a discouraging minister of the Interior. New York Finui the woman a rights movement in Rou mania has received a new impetus from the recent election of a woman to the mayoralty of bran Sci. Meetings of women Are being held All Over the country with a View to organizing a woman a league for the purpose of Quot booming women for City offices. The Aims of the league will be followed in Observance of the fact that while women Aro legally eligible to All local offices in Roumania Public opinion and the Constitution Are against admitting them to parliament and granting them the ballot. The league will therefore be an association of women who will merely plan and execute the Best Means of influencing their husbands and Brothers to support other women for municipal elective offices. The Headquarters of the league will he in Bucharest where the women have been inspired to Strong efforts for a a emancipation by the achievements and Fame of their Queen Carmen Sylva. The female mayor Whoso political Success has stirred this agitation is mrs. Anna Jones ii. 46 years old and the Mother of three children. She has been a woman sights agitator for some time and has gathered about Lier a great crowd of Strong minded romanian women who Are now tormenting her with loud and numerous demands for All the offices at Lier disposal. In fluff their cries for spoils have been so persistent that they have reached the ears of the minister of the Interior and have imperilled the whole cause of women a rights in Roumania for the minister has said that unless this office seeking and Tho attendant evils cease lie will not Only refuse to confirm mrs. Jonescue selection hut will Dis Tofu age by All lawful Means similar candidacies in the future. Facts about big guns. Of Brien soothingly to Mickey. A go wan wid yer Story. There was an angry flush upon the boys face and a glitter in Nis Eye As he continued a by Hokey Iti not Tell be anything More about things. In a not Gomz to be med fan of by Thim As Hasni to mind. Mickey arose from All sides. A Tell us something a a in a almost said Tho boy Quot but before in a quite done i must Tell be about the loops. A the what a exclaimed his Mother. A the loops. A quare disease that killed Many a Yacint Man that said his prayers every night. Yes a be getting up in the Progress and prospects of the new coast armaments. New York Sun the longest recorded Range of any foreign gun is just Over 12 Miles which was achieved with an English gun. The longest recorded Range of an american gun is about six and one third Miles. The government now owns but one steel 8-Inch Breech loading Rifle Aud one steel Breech loading 10-Inch Rifle. These Arent the Bandy Hook proving ground and have not yet been fired to ascertain How far they will Carris. The new 10-Inch guns Are expected to Range 13.c50 Yards at 20� Elevation. The 12-Inch guns will Range 14,700 Yards at 20� Elevation. Tho 8-Inch b. L. Gun at Sandy Hook weighs about 14vi tons and has a length of bore of 32 calibres. It is made of steel and bound with steel boons. The rifling curve is part of a Semi cubic parabola Anil increases from one turn in 60 calibres to one turn in 26 calibres. With a Load of 140 pounds of German prismatic powder this gun sent a 300-Pound projectile with a muzzle velocity of 1957 feet in a second at a pressure of 40.000 pounds to the Square Inch and with a muzzle Energy of 7973 foot tons. About equal results were obtained with Dupont a american powder. The gun has been fired 76 rounds and is in an entirely sound condition. This gun has been fired for accuracy at 3000 Yards. Tho moan vertical deviation was 1.94 feet. The mean lateral deviation was 2.19 feet. The 8-Inch gun is made entirely of american steel. The 10-Inch b. L. Steel Rifle gun weighs about 29 tons and has a length of bore of 32 calibres. It is partly of English material. The rifling is similar to that of the 8-Inch title. When fired with 256 pounds of German prismatic powder it sent a projectile weighing 571 pounds with a muzzle velocity of 1953 feet per second and a muzzle Energy of 16,113 foot tons. The distance was not measured. Recently the 10-Inch Breech loading cast Iron wire wrapped gun at Sandy Hook was fired with 265 pounds of powder and a projectile weighing 800 pounds. The carnage broke and the tests were not completed. Ono 12-Inch Breech Loa Iffrig Nile cast Iron tubed with steel has been completed and turned Over for anal but it has not been tested. It costs about $100 for the powder and Ball alone to fire one of these big guns. When the new guns Are tried for Range Aud accuracy it is expected that at to too Yards about 25 per cent of the shots fired will strike within a space 48vax9 3-10yards. Very much will depend upon the powder. Extreme accuracy is not expected with Long ranges. It is calculated that the Range of the 10-Inch gun at 15� Elevation will be seven Miles. The projectile will go 3000 feet up into the air. One of the new 12-Inch mortars which is about five times As Long As the old mortars has been fired it sent a projectile weighing 6.50 tons Over three Miles up into Tho air and the Range was about 6vs Miles. The Board of fortifications reported to Congress in 1886 that 27 of our ports required urgently fortifications and other defences and estimated that 571 new guns and 724 new mortars were needed to Arm these exposed ports. Twenty seven ports were named As most urgently requiring armament and some appropriations were made by Congress to carry out Tim recommendations. In his last report Cli iof of ordnance 8. V. Benet estimates that at the rate of Progress provided for by Congress it will take 26 years to Supply these 27 exposed ports with the 8-Inch Rifle guns required that it will take 28 years to Supply these exposed ports with the 10-Inch guns required and 28 years to Supply the 16-Inch guns require. Beautiful Tea gowns. An idea borrowed the English. From Comfort and scanty the distinguishing characteristics of these gowns. Suggestions and sketches for Clever Home dressmakers. 4ft in his is the season of afternoon teas. Day by Day Tho pile of Little cards on my lady stable mounts higher end higher Day by Day she must hurry the faster to got through Tho multiplied engagements of the afternoon Day by Day she drinks More Tea Plain a la russe or a with Cream please till Only the Early coming of Lent will save her from offering up a Saffron coloured complexion on Tho shrink of social duty. The pleasantest thing in connection with an afternoon Tea is to give one and play Tho part of hostess ones self in a Lovely Tea gown. As every one has found this out and has discovered also How easy it is to arrange the whole things both Tea and Tea gown Tho number increases every Day and the Only danger is that the very popularity of this cheap and pretty entertainment will kill it in Public favor. It is said that Tho Tea gown was invented by the English and this is no doubt True for afternoon tens had their origin in England and so very Likely did the costume which goos with them. Tho Tea gown is a natural revolt against tile Glove fitting heavy and uncomfortable tailor made gowns in which English girls seem to live ordinarily. Order is shown Iii another sketch in which the style is one of elegant simplicity with Long Pla n lines Aud sweeping curves. This Model was first made up in beige coloured Woollen Tho skirt at Tim Back being trained and plaited. Tho fronts Are double breasted and fasten Down Tim right Side beneath amp baud of fur. The sleeves were of Bronze stamped out. Velvet Over she dress material and neck and sleeves were finished As the Side of the gown. Sir is Ila for1 a Ift i 11 ass we awfully Chic. Tho Tea gown is Only beginning to to known in Paris. They Nave very elegant indoor Toilette of every sort. Hut these differ very much from Tho English Tea gown. Tho simpler models occupy a place Midway Between Tho dressing gown and the Tea gown. The More elegant indoor dresses arc made of silk Plush in various delicate and fashionable tints they Aro in Plain Princess form As suits so Rich a fabric the straight fronts opening Over no under dress of Surah in a lighter Shade this is ornamented with a Yoke and pointed hand of smocking and the Collar and sleeves arc trimmed with Metal braid or with some kind of passement Erie. A tinge of Romance. A japanese effect. A Quot this one hour Between tile pleasures of the Day and Tho evening will be perfectly comfortable Quot says the English Maiden with Defiance in her Eye. And so she dons her Tea gown. The Simon pure Tea gown is a sublimated improved adorned and ethereal cd wrapper nothing More nor less it is made after the Princess Model All in one piece and of soft clinging Graceful fabrics. Its every suggestion is one of comfortable Negligee combined with Beauty and becoming Ness. The greatest latitude is allowed As to colors materials Etc and a Beauty is its own excuse for being in a Tea gown. But since in the course of human events it is constantly necessary to find something new to please my lady a fancy or to devise for Lier something Quot a Little different from what one has Ever seen before the Tea gown has so to speak and Tho name is now applied to a great variety of handsome indoor costumes. Several sketches Are Given herewith showing a variety of designs for Tea gowns. The most elaborate is an English gown of Blue silk which is almost covered with massive japanese embroidery. The sleeves and ther raped front Are of Terra Cotta Surah and the fronts of the gown proper Are arranged in a coat shape which is very effective. The Quot japanese Quot idea of this costume is carried out in the dressing of the hair which is put up in a High knot of loops through w Hie i Are thrust a number of pins in Jay it anese style. The Young woman who seems Bent on artistic pursuits in the sketch wears a gown made in Princess shape of sea Blue Woollen. The full front is mounted at Tho top on a Yoke i Blue and Gold embroidery and at the Waist the fullness is confined by a Girdle of embroidery. This front is fitted by plaits Laid in the lining and fastens Down Tho Middle. Very artistic. Plays tire piano at 90. Kennebec it is not impossible to find ladies of not More than 50 years old who let their pianos stay unopened because they say they Are too old Aud their fingers Are too stiff to play any More. But people who pass along a Winthrop St House it is reported often near music from a piano fingered by mrs. Matilda Bewall who though 96 years old plays with the skill and Energy of a girl. The upper portion of Tho dress Falls in plaits from the shoulder separate from the underneath portion but joined to it below the hips and draped at the Back below. The trained Back is Cut in a Princess slope and mounted on an embroidered Yoke like Tho front. The sleeves Are draped in Bias folds around the Ann and finished with deep cuffs of the embroidery which fall Over the hand in the prevailing style so becoming to fair and slender hands. The Little gown which has such a a from Frouz effect with its multitude of Fine Lakings frills etc., is of Fine White veiling. To is Laid in accordion plaits from the shoulder to the hem. Being mounted at the top on a Yoke through which is run Many rows of narrow Green velvet. The sleeves Are very handsome having a puff of the veiling on the shoulders a plaited Over sleeve falling under the Arm in a Long double frilling or quilling something like an Angel sleeve and under sleeves also plaited finished at the wrist by cuffs through which is in rows of the velvet As in the Yoke. The neck is finished with a falling Collar of lace Aud there is a double inching of the lace All Down the embroidered Sash has tassels at the Side and a knot of Green velvet at the Throat completes the finishing. This last gown would be just the thing for some Blue eyed Little blonde who rejoiced in fifties and frills and fur Belows. A Tea or House gown of quite a different a rather simpler Stylo of indoor dress is made of Tine Woollen in artistic shades Tho skirt bordered with a deep flounce linked out at the Edge and the full fronts drawn in by a Sash of which the Long ends Are also bordered with a flounce. The sleeves and Collar Ore richly embroidered with applications of cloth in another color giving the dress a very fashionable appearance. Another variety of pretty House gown often worn at afternoon teas or Home dinners has Plain skirts of Wool or lace Over which is worn a Quot dinner coat of silk velvet or Rich brocade lighting up the whole costume with charming effect. Of these More anon. Ten dollars for a wife. Women Are not Ruthd at fancy prices among the alaskans. Olit Eago times. J a some years ago i bought a wife for $10 and paid the Money into her mothers the author of this somewhat novel statement was n. B. Drahzal the Well known owner of the Cincinnati Gold mines in Arizona who yesterday sat in the midst of a pile of Quartz and Ore in his room at the Palmer House. A i confess to this part of a decidedly erratic career a he continued a because it was a matter of necessity with me at the time. It was in Alaska where you can to get men to work for love or Money. A till a Small amount of both of these i obtained Tho services of As hard a worker Aud As absolute a slave As the greatest tyrant could have asked. The air was 25 years old half russian and half Indian. Strange to say she had Blue Oyes and though coarsely featured was remarkably pretty. Quot she lived at Harrisburg an Alaska town from which i startled on a prospecting tour 200 Miles into the Interior. Sue was with me eight months Dill absolutely All the work rowed the boat built temporary tents fished limited cooked and when not at work allowed to like a faithful dog. When we returned to Hor Home i turned her Over again to her parents who seemed not a hit More Happy at Lier Safe return than Thev had been sad at her departure. Quot but there was a serious time of it when i started for California. I look the boat to Row out to the Steamer while silo stood of the Shore actually screaming with despair. In those eight months the girl had taken a position in my mind which neither a slave nor a servant usually occupies and it was withstand her tears. I did give in sufficiently to order the boat rowed Back to Shore in order to once More kiss her Goodby. Slavery such As this is common in a toe Mon Aro the largest and most Worth less lot on the face of the Globe. The women Are equally brutal in their tastes and ideas As a usual thing hut they Are trained and accustomed to hard wont from their infancy. The missionaries have accomplished nothing to alter this state of Aff airs and indeed it sometimes seems to me that nothing followed in the train of the missionaries but drunkenness and immorality. Quot tile prospectors Aud others who go up there Are compelled to recognize this system of slavery and actually buy the women or they can accomplish nothing. Young prospectors Are usually not wealthy and cannot afford to take a Force of men out from the bad Luck at Tho funeral. Allentown a chronicle the funeral of the late Ephraim Geissinger of near Blue Church upper Faucon township on wednesday was held with considerable difficulty. At the Home of the deceased a parents about two Miles from the Church elaborate preparations were made All Day tuesday for the dinner which was to be served at the conclusion of tile obsequies. A calf was killed and bet aside to await the roasting process. When the hour arrived for this on wednesday the matrons having 1he affair in charge wore greatly surprised to find that during Tim night some person had Stolon the calf together with other of Tim funeral meats. The excitement created by this announcement had scarcely subsided Ere one of the horses attached to the Hearse of undertaker Thomas Schaffer of Limeport. While being driven into Tim Yard stepped into a Hole from which a Post had been removed and broke his leg. The poor animal had to he shot on Tho spot. The Hearse was also caught by a Wash line Aud dismantled of its a negro turning White. Savannah news Green Howell an old coloured Man from Midville was in Savannah trading yesterday. Green is Only partly coloured though a full blooded negro his skin being As much White As it is Black. He has White circles around his eyes and Mouth and his neck is almost entirely White. The forehead and top of his head Are so White that it gives him the appearance of being Bald headed. In reply to questions Green said that he had been turning White for five or six years. The skin of ins body Aud legs now is almost entirely White. He said there is no feeling in Tho change and no pain about it except that when be is in tile Sun the White skin blisters. Green is Over 60 years old. The White skin exposed to View is As Clear and healthy look my As that of a caucasian. Story of a great debate graphically told by Henry Cabot Lodge. Treaty with England. Aiex a under la am i Lton. In these is it is difficult to imagine that the people of the United states should he convulse Xvi the excitement Over any treaty which any administration would think of making. Such however was the ease in 1795. When the politics of the United states hinged in colonial fashion upon the politics of Europe. The Jay treaty which relieved us from the pressure of the British occupation of a Sta on our Western Frontier and which in other respects was in the main a Good if Nota Brilliant treaty was received in this country with a burst of angry feeling which swept everything before it. Tim federalists either turned against the treaty or were forced into silence Hamilton was stoned when he attempted to address a Public meeting Aud oven Washington was violently assailed 1$the democratic editors and orators. The president however. Stood firm and signed the treaty believing and believing rightly that he was doing what was on the whole the Hest Tor the country. Then a Tho year rolled by and Tho arguments of Tim friends of Tho government w Ere at inst Hoard the benefits of Tim treaty became apparent Tho federalists rallied and the opposition to the treaty which had been at first so general As to seem Universal Bogan to falter Ami decline. In this condition of affairs and in this state of Public feeling Congress assembled. The democrats still Felt that in Tho treaty they had a most taking and popular Issue. It had gone beyond them in tile Senate had been ratified there and under tile Constitution had become Tim Law of the land. Vertain appropriations however were necessary in order to carry Tho treaty into effect and the democrats in the House seized on this Opportunity to Advance the theory that the House having Power Over Tho appropriations could pass upon the merits of the treaty. The federalists on the other hand held that the House had no Power under the Constitution to Deal even indirectly with treaties and that it was its duty to make the necessary appropriation which had ceased to to a matter of Choice. If the democratic View prevailed the treaty making Power As established under the Constitution w As at an end and thus it came about that Tho great debate upon this question in the House involved not Only a constitutional Point of the greatest Gravity but the merits of the treaty As Well. The debate was opened on Tho 15th of a Mil by Madison. As it progressed it became evident thai Tim friends of the treaty were gaining ground and that its opponents were losing. Public excitement and interest increased therefore with each succeeding Day until at last. On the 28th of april the Greal struggle culminated and closed with Tim speech made by Fisher Ames of Massachusetts. Lait was Tho first speech and one of the comparatively few speeches Ever made in the House of representatives which has lived on by Tim intrinsic Force of its eloquence and by its decisive effect at the moment. The Man who Deli Vered it was a native of Dedham in Massachusetts sprung from an old Puritan Stock which on the fathers Side had been conspicuous for a love of learning and for scientific tastes. Ames himself was Ono of the Young leaders of the federalist party one of the men who had helped to Frame the Constitution and who had carried a Boston District against Tho old hero of the revolution Samuel Adams. To had been from Tho beginning one of the leaders in Tim House out ill health which about to years later was to bring him to his grave was already upon him. During this Winter when the treaty w As the great topic of Public interest he had suffered from an Access of his disease had been hut Little in his Cut and had been told by his physician that he ought on no account to make a speech. No considerations of prudence however could withhold him and on the 28th of april 1796, he Rose and addressed the speaker at the close of the Long debate. Congress met then in Philadelphia in a Brick building still standing near Independence Hull Tho House in the lower Story and Tho Senate on the floor above. On the 28th of april the House was filled with the 104 representatives of the 15 states and the gallery was crowded with spectators. Everything conspired to give to the scene Tho real dramatic Quality so Seldom found Iii a parliamentary debate. A grave constitutional question was on the verge of decision. A treaty was trembling in the balance on Tho existence of which Hung the Issue of peace and War. Tile orator had been but Little seen that session and As lie Rose in Tho midst of a profound silence his frail appearance and evident feebleness impressed All who looked upon him. He uttered his first words with great Offort and in a Low voice hut As he warmed to his subject nervous Energy came to his Aid. And argument and eloquence growing More impressive wit i each succeeding sentence i Gall to his lips. Space forbids any attempt to Trace the line of reasoning and of argument which to brought to the support of his constitutional position or to the merits of the treaty. Let is go therefore into the gallery where some of the most distinguished men of the Day were gathered and look Down upon the scene with John Adams the vice president who was there Zyvith judge Iredell amp of the supreme court. Here is what John Adams wrote to his wife about it and nothing could be More Madison. Vivid than the Lan Guage of the Man Whoso own eloquence has been such a potent Factor in carrying Tho declaration of Independence Quot judge Iredell Anil i happened to sit together. Our feelings beat in unison. A my god How great he is a says Iredell a How great he has been a a Noble a said i. After some time Iredell Breaks out a bless my stars i never heard any tiling so great since a divine a said i and thus we went Oil with our interjections not to say tears to the end. Tears enough were shed. Not a dry Eye i believe in the House except some of the jackasses who had occasioned the necessity of the oratory. These at to my Zeal i would swell my voice to such a note of remonstrance that it should reach every log House beyond the mountains. I would say to the inhabitants. A Wake from your false Security. Your cruel dangers your More cruel apprehensions Are soon to i he renewed. The wounds yet unhealed Aro to tie torn open again. In the daytime your path through the Woods will be ambushed i the darkness of Midnight will glitter with the Blaze of your dwelling. Yon Are a a a i father the blood of your sons shall fatten i your Cornfield Yon Are a Mother the War Fisher Amos of Domain As antagonist. M. I deception on your feelings it is a spectacle of Lames Jia Dison. Of horror which cannot be overdrawn. If you have nature in your hearts they shall. I speak a language compared with which All i i have raid or can say will be poor Ami a Sitter struggle Over the first Frontier j Trifid rid the skill of real eloquence lie sounded the personal note which went Home to every one present Iii the chamber a there is. I by Lieve. No in Melter him said Quot who will not think Ischam e to be a witness of the consequences greater than mine. Of however the Jam vote should pass to reject and a spirit up should , w with Tho Public Dis j orders to make confusion worse confounded even i. John Jay. Sien Lur and almost broken As my hold on life is May ont life the government and Constitution of try when to sat Down the impression he had made was so deep that the opposition de flared that Tho House was in no condition to vote and they therefore moved and earned in adjournment. When Oil the following Day the vote a taken it stood 49 to 4s on reporting the Bill and then the chairman of the committed \ hied for it which sent it to the House. There in Tho House the recommendation to carry the treaty into effect was carried by 51 to 48, and the great question was settled. Tho Only allusion which Ames himself made to Tho speech was in a letter to a Friend in Massachusetts in which he said a mrs. Ames will have too Lively apprehensions for my safety when she finds As she will by the gazettes that i have been sneaking in that was All. Ami yet few men have Ever spoken in Public in this country with greater effect Titan did Fisher Ames on that momentous occasion. He not Only achieved a Triumph in eloquence which schoolboys repeat today but to performed that rarest of All feats lie turned votes on a great question and carried the cause of his party to Victory. It was Cue of the memorable and dra. Marie scenes in the House of representatives. The importance of the Issue the failing health of the orator the splendor of the eloquence and the glory of the Victory All combined to make it memorable in the annals of Congress. Henry Cabot Lodge. Fisher Ames. Weaving silk 8craps. Many pretty uses to which Odds and ends May be put. The uses to which scraps of old silk can be put Are As curious As they Are varied. For curtains piano covers table scarfs quilts etc., every scrap of silk Satin or velvet thin Plush etc., whether Bias or straight Short or Long soiled or fresh such As pieces of ribbon old sashes furniture satins neckties old dresses and in fact every scrap of silk from one Inch in length can be used. Having collected All your pieces Cut them in strips about one half Inch wide a Little More or Leas makes no difference. Soft or thin Silks should be Cut three fourths of an Inch wide of course Tho More evenly they Are Cut Aud sewed Tho better will to the appearance of the material. Then Lap the end of one piece on top of tile other say one half Inch and sow them together As you would rags for common rag carpets Only be sure the sewing is Strong. As you sew them Roll in balls weighing about Ono Pound As this is the Quantity required to make a Square Yard of much Satiu or velvet is used it being heavier than silk allow one and one fourth i sounds to tie Square Inch. Then again if it is All Light weight silk one Pound will make a Square Yard. Many Bright and desirable colors can be obtained in Fine Woollen goods such As opera flannel Cashmere Poppins etc., which cart be mixed with the silk and will look and Wear As Well As All silk. Scraps of silk Aro so abundant in every household their collection Ami preparing such an easy task the appearance and effect of the finished work so artistic and Rich and the Cost of manufacture so slight that the fact that they have become so popular is not to he wondered at. The Quantity of silk required to the Yard in 22 ounces will make material fit inches wide 20 ounces will make material i i Yards wide in ounces will make material i Yard wide 12 ounces will make material 9/t Yard wide the hit or miss curtain is made by taking All kinds and colors of silk Satin and velvet and sewing them together having no piece of one color longer than a Yard but the Shorter the pieces of different colors the bettor will be the effect of the material. If thin Sandal tinsel braid of Gold or Silver is mixed with the hit or miss it adds greatly to Brighton it up. Iii Many cases Wiere a Quantity of colors for roman striped Dado cannot be procured a band of one solid color six nine or 12 inches deep of for instance Black at six or nine inches from the top and Bottom of the curtain makes a very handsome and effective material. Then again where no Dado is required bands of Plush sewed on the material gives it a very Rich appearance. Another very handsome and appropriate Dado is made by sewing a band of crazy Patchwork on the curtain about nine inches from the Bottom. To make the turkish striped curtain where a Quantity of four or five or More different colors can be had say a i. Ter of a Pound of each color Cut half an Inch wide kiss his fathers dead and bleeding head. The situation of the Man excited compassion and interested All hearts in his favor. The ladies wished his soul had a better the speech which so impressed the Vic president and the judge was a great speech in All the ways in which a speech can be great. It covered every phase of the question. It combined the ingenuity of the lawyer with the foresight of Tho statesman and the rhetoric of Tho orator. The strongest Appeal that he Matin to passion and feeling was against the cruel Folly of bringing on a useless War and letting Loose upon our frontiers still garrisoned by tile British the horrors of Inman warfare. Quot on this theme a he exclaimed a my emotions Are unutterable. If i could find words for them if my Powers bore any proportion Ami Roll in balls. Those to be Woven Iii Broad panel stripes with narrow Stripe of Bright colors at each Side makes a Beautiful curtain. In preparing the colors for Borders on the hit or miss material or for turkish striped curtains each color must be kept in a separate Ball. The Best Way is to Divide each color into As Many equal parts As you desire widths of curtains. For instance if you have eight ounces of Black and you want it for a Dado at the Bottom of two curtains Mako two parts of it. Four ounces in each Ball if you want Tho eight ounce for top and Bottom of two curtains make four parts of it. 16 ounces to the Square Yard. Ono ounce of any one color will make a hand two and three quarters inches deep in one Yard wide material. One ounce of any one color will make a baud two and one Quarter inches deep in one and one Quarter Yard wide material. One ounce of any one color will make a band one and one Naif inches deep in 51-Inch wide material. If there axe two ounces of any color it will make any of those stripes twice As deep and so on in proportion to the Quantity of Siik you have for each Stripe you Geod not prepare More silk than is necessary to make your curtains. Many women who understand the use of Dye colors can have some Bright and desirable shades from old Silks. Eva m. Niles. Now you know what bisque is. The word a a bisque has been used indiscriminately in some of our recent receipt books that it is Well to recall the exact requirements of such a soup. A bisque As its name implies is an opaque White soup and is made of shellfish cooked in White Stock with the addition of Cream and a thickening of Rice or flour. We cannot properly have a bisque of anything but shellfish. Tile most famous Soui it of this kind is the one made of crawfish the bisque do a Crevasse of the French. Crawfish Are regularly brought to our markets from As far West As Milwaukee Aud from Brooks in Northern new York. American housekeepers As a Rule however do not like to use them because they Are rather unpleasantly suggestive when seen in a wriggling mass. Ii this prejudice is once overcome remembering that they Aro nothing More than fresh water lobsters you will learn to become fond of them in the soup. Last of the Modican. Chicago Tribune a Hugh a grunted the unconquerable red Man turning his a Ogle Eye unflinchingly toward Tho Distant bivouac of the foe whose Camp fires he could see distinctly from the Lone Hillock on which he stood. A does the Pale face think he can crush the proud spirit of a descendant of kicking steer and blood on the Moon a by the Bones of my ancestors never this trusty Tomahawk shall Bury itself in his brain and this Arkansaw toothpick shall lift his beastly Scalp. That a the kind of Buffalo Bill i Ani. So saying the fiery untamed son of the Plains Brave never washes his face gave one last look at the setting Sun took three linger of fire water from his pint flask strode with reluctant step Down Ina slope to uis own Camp and gloomily kicked kit oldest Squaw out of the Tepee
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