The Wickes Pioneer (Wickes, Mont.) 1895-1896, November 23, 1895, Image 3

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• • a .r e. Woo* 256. A0 4 , , t 1 i 1 1 i i i e i ted • ii e t l i 1 - i • nt. I m at gent , or 1 eej ay. ex - and [hi are very ach- .day :cies •••; forpo t- • LM I, of lb , is 111(1111 , fah Mo.,' 'obi ' it, • Poe, tl tion,Roa Iva., to. he halth.• L, azreo. ear York. RI. •n a•le , sertviA\ of I Land.. is P i RL1V. ''ontp• ETAHT . agon ES • All kinJ•. Orr,* HTON, „U.Nt. Baying Bi- factory. 11101 aprnyari 1\ no, rvmmiPt nta an.1 . N•ttri rar tat ''s'' ta• CHAFF. •.41herattete MEN rrrianyat. • * icir 3o, Mott:. 01, • MAIDS OF ATHENS. ENTEPt SOCIETY EARLY AND MARRY YOUNG. At Nine anti Ten They Make Their First Appearnoce in Society - .kt btxteeu Marriage Ms Almost Inevitable Seme Pretty Pictures. (Special Correspondence.) DOUBT if there Is any city In the world where little eels, real little ones, 1 mean, think so much of getting married as they do large box, fitted it with cushions and holes for ventilation, placed a quantity of food inside, and then concealed it near the girl's home, having previous- ly given orders to a commissary to car- ry It to the address indicated. The plain sister was in the secret and was to as- sist in the escape. At the last moment, however, the courage of the beautiful one failed, and no argument could in- duce her to go. Here was a crisis, indeed, and, not wishing the expectant lover to be dis- appointed and having a fancy for him herself, the other sister lay down in the box which was forthwith walled up and shipped to its destination, where H. ar- rived twenty-four hours later, with the girl safe and sound. I elways admired the young diplo- in Athens, mat's conduct when he opened the box One day a girl and diecovered the exchange of sisters friend' of mine, that had been made. If he felt any dis- who was studying appointment, he concealed it, assuring at the Heel Memo- rial school, was called out of the class- room by her father, who told her to get her things and come home with him at once. \Why what's the matter?\ she asked In alarm. • • \Nothing he said, \only you are and people come from far and near to going to be married two weeks from [I purchase of their handiwork. For ten today.\ years the children work at their mar- riage garments, si) it is little wonder That was the first ehe knew about it, and she was only 1 years old A -year that they achieve a splendid result. The 6 . later she was divorced from her bus- Mohair -like materials of which the band who was thus thrust upon her, gown is made is of creamy white, some - When they are only 9 or 10 years old, times woven by the peasants them - the little Greek girls of the best fami- selves, but more frequently being pur- 1 lies make their debut in society by chased. Although the original stuff is dancing before KingiGeorge and Queen often cheap and of heavy texture, yet Olga at the cthildren'e court ball, which from the matchless embroidery worked takes place every year at the royal pal- upon it, it gains value. At the bottom of the skirt are about fifty or sixty rows of little squares worked in red, blue, geld and silver thread, and presenting the appearance of a mosaic floor, The waist is cut in rather the style of an Eton jacket, and is so profusely covered with beautiful I* designs In embroidery that the origin- al material is quite concealed. Some- times this jacket is of red velvet, cov- ered with .;•.;:d lace, the material used indicating the means of the wearer. The amount of work put on one of these bridal costumes by the peasant girls is almost endless, and when there are several daughters in one family it becomes a serious drain upon the time and resources of the household, serv- ing to keep the girls' fingers busy dur- ing their evenings and spare hours for many a year. By their 16th year the wedding dress Is usually completed, and as Easter week approaches all other work is put aside and the girls prepare for the great feast, to which they have been so long looking forward. At Ws time every village in Greece presents the ap- pearance of a great picnic ground. All the shops are closed, and on every corner, are seen boys and disabled men selling sweetmeats. About 2 o'clock in the afternoon crowds begin to gather, families corning Irma miles around, from all the neighboring towns, and often from Athens itself. Then a little later, the young girls, the girl that the pluck and devotion she had shown were more precious to hint than her sister's beauty. So he mar- ried her, and I believe they were hap- py ever after. Peasant girls are skillful with their , needles, learning front their mothers, A LITTLE MAIDEN OF ATIIENS. wee, towards the end of November. This ball is a red letter event in thPir lives, for then, for the first time, they are al- lowed to dance with older boys, and even with the fine officers who come there, with swords and rattling spurs and bright uniforms, and do not scorn to lead these little ladies out on the floor for a waltz or polka. A very pretty picture they make at this court ball, these proud little maid- ens all dressed in white, with their long, black curls tied with ribbon. After their first appearance they go to this ball every year, until they become grown up young ladies, or have found husbands for themselves, as some of them do before they are grown up. Very strict is the watch kept over these maids of Athens by their mam- mas and chaperone and governesses, who rarely allow them out of their sight. And yet in a quiet way they manage to carry on flirtations With their boy admirers, just as girls da l everywnere. In the hot afternoons af- ter lessons are over, they sit on the cool balconies in front of their houses, at least they are the coolest places to he found, and many are the demure or tender glatires they rase taking their dark eyes off their embroidery, upon the fine lads in military uniform, who never fail to stroll the promenade at that hitfur. And again, when walking with their governesses in the exposition grounds they are often followed at a discreet dis- tance by ardent young swains', who take advantage sometimes of a govern - (.4S . good nature or preoccupation to slip a note Into the fair one's hand, or A few words into her ear. As miry be imagined, this severe re- straint exercised over Greek girls leads often to unfortunate results, not only in the way of divorces, like the case I Just mentioned, but in willful acts and , lopenients. I remember an Incident of A rtlENg GIRL POSING FOR 'HOPE.' title sort that happened In a Greek' Welly where there were two daugh- ters, the one a great beauty, the other plain A young English diplomat fe;1 in love with the hindsorne sister, nod knowing that her marriage , had al- ready been arranged for with someone ease, he hit upon an unusual plan for attaining his purpoeet. Ile procured a 1 POSING FOR \FAITH.' bright-eyed and radiant with happi- ness, come forth, dressed for the first time in the goell which is at once their pride and their fortune, with their shapely arms flashing with bangles, while on the bodices hang all their worldly wealth in the form of gold and silver coins. This Is probably the last time they will be seen on this occasion without the little silver helmet worn by all married women. for in the danc- ing that succeeds there is doubt that some comely Gree will find in each of these yot • little p aaant girls the bride of ftla heart, and when she dances to the music of the feast of /Ne- gatet the following year she will take her place among the matrons. Nattira'a Ileiera g e in hantorkr. The weary teetotaler. riding along a dusty, wnite-hot turnpike In Kentucky, came to a farmhouse with a well -sweep in the front yard and a man sitting in the shade by the gate. \Good day.\ saluted the traveler. \Can I be accommodated with a drink here? I am very thirsty.\ - Certainly.\ was the hospitable re- eponste. \What would you like to haver \Nature's heverage. of course. - re- plied the traveler . seinea hat shocked right,\ said tie native, taking a bottle of corn Juice from his pocket sod handing It over - There's about a wi l t in there and plenty more In ilia 11011PO. Hell) ) 011fSPIt.\ Chl eagr Chronicle A Theory ia a Itrokan The story goes that when the devil WEIS eget out of heaven lie fell to earth and broke into severuit pieces His head rolled into Spain his Imari into Italy, hlt; stomach Into Germany and his feet Into Franee This is why. Ray ft the le- gend. the Spaniards are so haughty the Italians so amorous, the rfertnana so gluttonous end the French so fond of running after women. -('hipe. SALVATION CAVALRY. WOMEN'S BRIGADE TO FICHT THE DEVIL. Pretty anti Earnest ()Meer* Bound for Mining City, One of the Toughest Places In America - Capt. Blanche Coit's Report. 111 , 1 Salvation Army is carrying on its warfare against sin in Col- orado. with the aid of a brigade of wo- men's cavaire It - wes found neces- sary, On account of Hie great distances separating the mining settlements of this state, to devise sonic means of reaching them quickly. These settle- ments are as much in need of religious instruction as any communities on the face of the earth. It is believed by many that the cav- alry brigade will be not only an emi- nently practical scheme, but will ap- peal to the serve of the picturesque of the Colorado people. It its officered by a body of very intelligent and earnest young women, several of whom are distinctly good looking. For the most part they were not ex- pert hbrsewomea. At a parade held at Denver the night before a company started away on a distant mission sev- eral fair troopers nearly came to gi but sech is the enthusiasm and faith of these young women that it is not. to be doubted that they will quickly It is our special Slimmer , !Wheal°. We are eta) lug four or five s in the various corps, holdIng out- ta-it Salvetion meetings and sav- ing already, by faith, the souls of inany. Every girl ofliver in the dietriet w ill have about ten days with the part. tto that only the I). 0.. her A. I). C. wept. Harmon) aud the driving officers will , be stationary. There is to be tile wag- ' on, containing six, and a buggy with the writer and her comrade. Afternoon holiness meet ings are to be held, the , sick and tleapoor visited, as also jails and laispitals, and every effort made , that can luring about the salvation of souls. \Yes the distriet is prospering and , crowds keeping good, in spite of the hot weather and the general emigration to the mountains and the coast. An ex -saloonkeeper has been saved, also an escaped prisoner from the penitentiary. whose change. of heart indisputably manifests itself in his Intention to sur- render to authorities and to fulfill the just sentence of till' law. \We have had our share of sickness in the state, but every officer is brave and devoted, and the Lord's rewards for them each will be reckoned great on the resurrection morning, for many have toiled with weary bodies yet un- daunted spirits. The soldiers. too, have been constant and faithful, and will not fail in His expectations of them. \Good friends also hart' IIIUC1P sad, burdened hearts glad by their fellow- ship and sympathy. We all desire our work to be spiritual and lasting, and are laboring for this end. Ten or twelve candidates wait acceptance and will shortly be in garrison. War Crys go weekly to the jails and hospitals of our Queen City, carried there mostly A SALVATION ARMY CAVAL11.1 MAN IN COLORADO MINING e kell'S. overcome the difficulties of horseback riding. The first company of the brigade re- cently left Denver for Central City, where a mining disaster had occurred. They expected that this incident would incline the miners to listen to their preaching and prayers. This journey was not made on horse- back. but in a wagon and a buggy. The warriors went armed with guitare, cymbals anti tambourines, and of course dressed In the full uniform of the army. They are going among the most picturesquely tough population which this country produces, one which has been made familiar to us principally by Bret Ilaete. Their wofe will take them among the dance halls, gambling houses. saloons and other dents that cluster about a mining ramie Tile miners are famous for their hivalrous treatment of women We shall hear be- fore long of the Salvation Army girls' experience among them. One of the most interesting officers of the brigade le Capt. Blanche It Cox. who is to be in eommand at Central City. She has a pale, earnest face, wavy black hair brushed back from her forehead, and wears glasses. Her ex- pression is one of the keenest intelli- gence and sympathy. She bears .con- eitlerable resemblance to Mrs. Balling - ton Booth. the chief woman officer of the Salvation Arm). ('apt. ('ox is an Englishwoman of good family. She was persuaded to join the Salvation Army by Mrs. Booth at the age of fourteen, and since she IVOR seventeen has been engaged in the severest ' ind of work in its service. Ilcr experience has extended front the slums of London to Central India. In the latter place her health broke down. and she went to Colorado to save her life n Some of the other cavalry °Trete( Are Capt. Alice M. Minton, Lieut. Clara M. Denton, Cadet L. E. Pitt, Major liarnion atilt Capt. N. U. Foster. The brigade officer, visited the gar- rison of the army on the way to Cen- tral City and lost no oeportunity to tight the devil. By thie time presum- ably they are malting fearjese lint per- ilens cavalry raids ateanat his forces In the vicinity of the mining city. The last In received about them was from Capt. Jilin, he It rox. who Ill , 10q0(1 a floe photograph of herself and her sister Oillrf ru mil %rotaas tot , lows: I ' Let me first, howii‘ I I fit ate tlittt the a,-,iiimpat” log tepresenta the group of officers utio-ien for one trip In the Salvation wagon, which, ere tills Is pi into& will lie traystiag r.Nrr the Pocky Mountains of out fair (Wouldo. vkit tog cs cry Pia t Ion a here th e army by an earrtest woman warrior of Den- ver No. 1 corps. \Brigadier French is shortly to visit the district and dedicate -to holy ser- vice our \Wamen's Cavalry Brigades,\ for whose God-gloryfying success we ash the prayers of all interested in the lost sheep of the world's fold, that their bleatings for, help may not fall upon deaf ears which s , f 4 1te to be laid upon the throbbing heti of great humanity lest the sound of music and (lancing be hushed or changed into the sadder ca- dences of cries of want and woe!\ A rJEW KIND OF CLUB. Bora.** to Plate Fon sod yoke the Diner. Formed an AarociatiOti. The itroken Plate club is a curious little association or brotherhood, with headquarters in a small village in the Department of the Nord, 'France. Sev- eral years ago a party of 'manufactur- ers and merchants were dining together when by chance a plate rolled from the table, fell into the fireplace and broke. Strangely enough, the number of pieces corresponded exactly with the number of diners. l'pon this circumstance a so- ciety was formed to include only those then and there present, and to termi- nate finally on the death of the last member. To each man was assigned a piece of the broken plate. The men !fleet and time each year, and though um (teethe have occurred as yet in Ate little association, the unwritten lawn lead that when each member dies his piece shall be handed over to the Preel- (lent, who. one by one, shall fasten the fragments together. When every tnem- her save one has passed away, that man shall add his final bit to the plate, (e- mentIng it tlm'ntk in, and shell htae it buried. Taking Care of ti\ Teeth. \Keen absolutely clean teeth eel (Ii' - as'\ said a dentlet, \bet constant core in this respect greatly prolongs of a tooth The general le rah usually has a good deal to do with It People osed to think that It was a us leas ex- penditure to have children tlt (HIM before the arrival of the seewel set, hitt more of them are being eilikated to the fact that the longer the first sot Is pre- served the better the qiiality of the second Set Will be. Everv t hilul. Rs soon us he IP /110o to handle a brush, should have one and be taught to 11AP it regu- larly.\ calling • Halt. Daughter Now, papa, just this (meet Mr. (7attleranch Very wall, then. But. remember this is the leaf time I'll ever put up for a ter - meow:1W After this you'll have to save your alimony. HORNETS THAT GUARD NESTS. Queer Neighborhood Friendships Ile tweet. the Fiery Insects. Cn the broad. brown salt meadow's that skirt the lionsatonie river jnsk above Its niouth ia a Nast colony of marsh wrens. In the acres of tangled titles and cat -tails they have built nestet innumerable, prettily woven affairs of reed and cat tail leaves. The nests, Which are as large as one's head, are so compactly constructed and so thor- oughly thatched as to be entirely weather -tight. As a rule, the thrifty little chattering wrens prefer not to oc- cupy a last year's nest, so there are every season hundreds of empty ones: They are not allowed to remain vaennt long, however, for there are too mane ee s rres seeking Just such snug shel- ters. One /species of field or meadow mice, take ltemOssion of a great many of them and the old mice can bet seen at all times of the day nimbly 1'111111111g Op and down the reeds, coming to and going front their cosy homes. Like most squatters, they are not the moat desirable settlers, and, sad to say, fre- quently repay their open-hearted land- lords by eating all the pink eggs in the near -by wrens' nests. If caught In the act, a dozen of the excited birds will organize a vigilance committee, trail the thief to his home and drive him and his family from the - nest, tenting It to pieces to prevent any return. Big epiders, too, love to nest in the abandoned basket -like abodes, and live for niany seasons in them. The motet desirable tenants of all are the big black and white hornets. By far the greater numbeg, of the old nests are inhabited by thee fiery fellows. and, odd to relate, they are best of friends with the landlords. As if by agreement with the writus, they keep a perpeettat guard over the new nests, HS well as those where they live. Let a dog, an unconscious rail. : or snipe shooter, a bird's -egging boy, or any creature whatever approach the nests! within a few yards, and, suddenly,. without warning, a cohort of wingedi warriors will fall on the intruder, and . flight is the only safe course. To fight; would mean death, for the hornets' would soon be reinforced by other nest - tub. until they would (liver the victim . - anti sting him to death. The wrens seem fully oonscions of the, value of such sentinels, for they take care to build their new nests always very near the old. The birds are themselves vAty defenseless, and, their nests being easily located on account or size and the noise made by the wrens,. they have been in some localitiea en- tirely wiped out by egg -collectors. The boys have learned_to give this col- ony a wide berth, however, and thei Housatonic marsh-wgems are fast in- creasing in numbers, and, unless the hornets shift their quarters, are likely to sing happily there In the reeds ami raise many a brood of young to :.eari to come. A Merlen its In sweet e ed. At Melrose, says Walter Besant in tho Queen, 1 fell in with the last seattercd remnant of the rear guard s , of the great American invasion. It consisted of about a dozen staying in my hotel and I dare say twenty or thirty more stav. ing in the other hotels of that little show piece. A l'ortnight before 50e Americana visited Melrose in three days. They ate up everything. \Mostly Haiti the waiter, tearfully, \they drink water. If it Is not %valet it is coffee. ;eel then they want moat hot milk and after that more coffee. They go to bed at 9.and alt, they are lei again and out for a walk.\ From ,Melrose they visit Dryleurgh abbey, Abbotsford, and the abbey church of Melrose. all that is left o!! the monastery. Then they go off on their journey again. .At Abbotsford X was kept waiting for half an hour while a party of American boys bought tip all the photographs, cups and saucers memorial boxes and albums that were for sale, comparing and considering and asking queettons just like girls in a ribbon shop. The father of one apol- ogized very handeornely for the delay. Well, it is not every day that the boys find themselves at Abbotsford; it was delightful to see their enthusiasm. The rooms shown. %eh their contents. would make even an oyster enthusias- tic. There he however, one thing wanted. It is easily remedied. There should be hung up in the entrance hall a card with this notice: \Gentlemen are invited to remove their hats in Sir Walter Scottal study and library. Other people must.\ . Phito•orth• of tits Face Veil. In spite of the peeerstations of oculists, women continue fa regard yells as an essential part of their toilets: first, because they are becoming, and aecond, because they keep their hat in order. The plain tulles and nets, which come in all colors. single and double widths, are always pleasant, to wear and lees trying on the \yrs than the coarser meshes. Happily, the intention to revive the veil of lirtiesels net wrought in 'sprigged designs, has been a failure. It Is becoming to nobo,it and is essentially inartistic. Won. Is with (lark hair and eyes and a brillicut color look well In veils with the (let, larger and nearer together. If the skin IA clear white tells are very beemning. though apt to give an impression (d - a made-up complexion. The woman with fair hair :MI billO eyes and with- out color genet ally looks best I , a large Meshed tilt k with the dotes if dots are eat ti far apart. A navy pine veil makes the. skin look clear and fair, and a grey should never he wor by the pale or sallow woman. A Prise W loner. If nit could ride a cycle She aeuld make h record neat. For, to Judge her 11) her dinners. She's a scorcher hard to heat. 0111Greirime \411M, OUR WIT AND HUMOR. - - LA rEST PRODUCTIONS OF THE BEST HUMORISTS. \Pink Shirt Waist,\ A Sptirleal roes - Makes 'Eau Learn, 5oluetianea\ — .4 Hit of Style In the Fourth Ward — arm Paragraphs. HENE'ER I take my walks abroue how many girls I see Of every age, COM- plexIon, eize, of high and low de- gree. But, of them all. the gir! that strikes my eta:- tivated taste Is the dainty summer maiden in a pink shIrt waist. Perhaps she lives on Murray 11111—that cuts no ire with me— Maybe she works at Macy's, or hails from Avenue B; The thing that strikes my fancy, how 7 ; i nkm rin life she's placed. Is that this summer maiden wears shirt waist. Her skirts may be of silk or serge or cheapest calico - Of course she wears a sailor hat, the two together go- Condition„and position are effectually. effaced , By the fact that she's enveloped in a pink shirt waist. She throngs to Narragansett, she Rocks at Coney Isle; She penetrates the mountains. in New York she Is the style; She fills the streets _with brightness, and the country's widely graced By tit dainty summer maiden 12 3 pink shirt waist. Now I don't know who invented this costume neat and chaste, But he ought to be rewarded for dis- playing such good taste; And I move that he be given, if he only can be traced, For a bride a dainty maiden in a pink shirt waist. Ile Patriot! Her. -A grimy little street urchin called at the back door of a Second street resi- dence the other day and asked for the \lady of the house.\ As she was near at hand, she appeared and asked the little fellow what he wanted. \Hey yer got any cliewin' terback- er?\ he asked. \Chewing tobacco?\ the dame re- peated in iinhounded astonishment and amusement. \What on earth would I be doing with chewing tobacco? I don't look as if I chewed tobacco, do I?\ The little chap seemed disconcerted, looked down, twisted a button round on his ragged shirtwaist, dug his little black toes Into the cracks in the pave- ment and said: \No I know yer didn't chew. an' I thot ef yer hail some, mebbe yer giva It ter me.\ He . was assured that there was no chewing tobacco on the premises and withdrew with a dissatisfied expres- sion.-- Louisville Courier -Journal. Slakes 'Ein I ...aro, Sateetinses. ! I A ' ; .118 Firs' Youth Lager beer makes a man fat, the doctors say. ee (mil Youth Sometimes. But it melte, that chap lean against the cor- ner hot support. . • \Kitty you must let papa's watch alone.\ \I won't hurt it, papa. I just want wto—.\ \Put it down. I tell youta \Paine hurt in' It, I only want to see what makes it \ - If yoit 'loot let thnt watch alone I ,haiteertaltilv has,. to punish you.'' ' I ain't Will you put It dow-p\\ \All I want to do with ft is to - Kitty, do you hear what I say?\ \Yea and you'd bear what 1 sp.)* it roil didn't talk PO The infant Terrible. I)I•.1 In An Up -to -Hate Malmo, 'Ohl. was , s0 kind and go td anti tree ' Sorrow itug friends ti led to ',insoliuet \Ittit he Is gone. gone Boo, his''' Again the tears flowed afresh How ,11(1 it happen?\ inquired a late -s sal carbon, grid and rose water,\ moaned the widow. A shiebler ran through the as- aernhlRge of weeping microbes. while ill° widow gave herself op to anothet spasm of Intense gsta ftt

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