The Wickes Pioneer (Wickes, Mont.) 1895-1896, November 23, 1895, Image 6
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• ONTHE FRENCH STAGE NOTED BEAUTIES WHO REIGN SUPREt i ME. Sicheirel. rurny, 1.erler q a1141 Wno Hese I% on nine end t ortune with TIselr 1-4..-s ii lia,c but Meagre i,.. 11E Gallic weman relies less upon the natal endowments of physical attract- iveness, than on the charm she cais ac- quire by studied vi - achy. Given only a pair of spakling eyes, and t he French woman is 4 fully accoutred for conquest. Lips that are neither full nor rosy, take on a charm of their own when they are the portal,if not of a bon- bon, at least of a bon mot. Engaging smiles are a good substitute for peach - bloom on a woman's cheeks. Even the lucky possessor of a fine figure is often more clumsy than majestic, and at a manifest disadvantage against a sprightly and nimble woman of less im- posing architecture. There is, after all, nothing that palls so soon on admiration, not to say af- fection, as a, beautiful body devoid of mental charm. It is like serving \yarb\ tea in a Satsuma cup. Such ill -sup- ported beauties are like those limited editions de luxe of intolerably empty literature published in velvet and gold at the author's expense. I am very far from meaning to say, by all this, that beauty is vanity. Every fair face, every symmetrical form, is a benison to thank heaven for. The passing of a, beautiful woman along a staring street is like the soul -cheering progress of a ravishing melody. Beauty should be allowed to cover a multitude of sins. It is very much like genius. Both are the gifts of a mysterious Prov- idence. or chance, or luck, or whatever you may happen to believe in just now. Neither is a deserved reward for any- thing creditable to the possessor, unless for good deeds in a previous life—if you accept Metempsychosis. Both gen- ius and beauty are apt to get their possessors into trouble. h —He- requires a %gat amount of studious care and la- borious improvement. Beauty, in fact, is physical genius. And ugliness is physical idiocy. As men have the cursed craving for gold, eo the feminine characteristic is pulehritudinin sacra fames. When too partial Fortune has lavished on on woman both beauty and brains, then trouble is brewing for unlucky man- kind. The two -fold ambition of such woman is formidable, indeed, and tire- , less. Not even governments are be- yond her aspiration. and she becomes the power behind the throne era Peri- cles, or sets a world -ruling empire at odds, orders such a naval battle its the fiasco at Actium. and drags down her lover, and all Egypt In her own wreck She rises from poverty to the scarlet es- tate of a royal mistress. ann dispenses lavish favors as one to the manner born. Her fair fingers do not fail to meddle with the whets even of re- publics. But the widest field to -day, for a * waman both fair to see and good to PURNY. hear, is the stage. Here beauty, with the Minimum support of ability, will speedils afford her opportunities. The hest actress ran hardly «le (seed without a good measure of physical attractive- ness. The most unskillful follower of Ttierplx may find a prjenrose path to fame if she is blest with unsuual beauty. This irnot, after all so la- mentable as some would have us be- lieve. If it is a virtue to hide away a no- ble poem or a superb novel in perpetual manuscript, or in an expensive or lim- ited edition; if it is one of the human- ities, to lock up art treasures in private galleries; if it is generous to build high fences around flower beds and parks, If It is benevolent to keep music im- prisoned in the hush of a grim library. and to allow no street pianos down the aisles of tenement forests, then it is not miserly or churlish to hide beauti- ful woman away from the benediction of grateful eyes in the jail of a seraglio, and send her forth only under heavy veils. If it is a piety - to thank heaven for fair meadows and rare skies, the grace of trees and the color of flowers, it is surely not heathenish to be more grate- ful for the superior shapeliness and the richer hues of a beautiful woman. Therefore, blessings be on the theater that gives us a sight of women who, whether orthodox or not, and Whether artistic or not, are at least a rest and banquet for eyes weary of gray pavements and glum office buildings, stingy of the sky. Bat all this fine writ- ing has precious little bearing on the French type of beauty. When I said that actual physical at- tractiveness is rarer among French women than their general effectiveness would lead one to believe, I had no Idea of denying the existence of such beauty altogether. Far be it from me to speak with so little gallantry; and,. further, to speak with so little truth.. Best- 1 ' I • s a somewhat sub- limed type of French charm. Endowe with neitger an imposing form nor ex- cellent features, she is so imbued with fire, so restless with activity, so acute In foreseeing effects, and so dramatic in realizing them, so full of that clues= tion-begging thing we call magnetism, that she takes on a beauty of expres- sion and carriage that lifts her above Many a statelier, many a fairer woman. Modern France is not without heir- esses — lo the feminine beauty that has always played about her history with a flame too frequently baleful. In the Both de Boulogne, boiling, like Juvenal's Rome, with carriages, one can see many a regal beauty lacking only the oppor- tunity to add a king's calp to her tuft - crowded belt. At the Gymnase, at the Opera, all about all Paris, and all France. stride potential Aspasias. Among the languid indolents may be a Duchease de Longueville, inactively serene only until some opportunity for political trouble occurs. Many a latter- day Ninon de Lenclos, reigns in the salons, consulted between amours, by respectful philosophers, and taken as critic by young Molieres. This gor- geous arbitress of elegancies, wasting her time on gowns and small flirtations, needs only a chance to become as veri- table a prime minister as any Marquise de Pompadour. Those three rival graces are as well endowed to be the LECLERQ. A NEW LEVIATHAN. LARGEST SAILING VESSEL NOW IN COMMISSION. A Eati-Rig e ed teenier Stflp suith Elva Siesta Your Hundred and Twenty - all Feet Lon g end if Ifiu-two Fret Ott, tisqui. LITTLE more than three years have passed since the proud German five - piaster, Maria Rick- niers, started from an English port on Its first voyage, from which it never returned. It disap- peared without • leaving a trace. hnis• one sailing vessel of similar di- mensions has been built since( we re- fer to the French five -master, La France); but now Germany has become the possessor of the largest sailing ves- sel in the world. On June 8 of this year, the five -master, Potosi, was launched from the yards of Tecklen- bore, and a short time ago started on its first voyage to Iquique, says the Illus- trated Zeitung. The vessel is owned by the well-known Bamburg house of F. Laeisz. and its command was given to Captain Hilgendorf, who has made re- markably quick voyages with other vessels built in the Tecklenborg yards and enjoys a very high reputation for ability. The Potosi is so enormous that other sailing vessels which have been ceasidered large appear like 424 6 inches long, 52 feet 5 Inches broad and 32 feet 9 inches deep. It has a teepaelte; of 6,150 tons, or 550 tons nwore than that of La, France. The uninitiated may obtain a better idea of the great size of this vessel from the following figures: suceessive rulers of a court as any Mlle. de In Valliere. Marquise de Montespan, or Mme. de Maintenon. Modern France could quickly scrape up a Marion De - forme. an Agnes Sorel. or a Diane tie Poictiers, or another Belle F'erron- Mere, if need be. Beauty did not die with Mine. Recamier. Doubtless an admixture of bravery and beauty would be forthcoming if there were occasion I for a faithful Princess.' de ',embattle or an avenging Charlotte Corday. The modern stage hat; women as fair as Adrienne Lecouvreur or any of her ri- vals. But alas! the modern French woman Is 80 timid of the notoriety of the cam- era, that it is quite impossible to buy her picture, unless site is an actress.' Fortunately. the English and American women are not SO timid of their beaute, and it in possible to get types of the beauty of all walks in life. So, while I maintain that the characteristie French charm is rather vivacity of man- ner than perfection of feature, and rather grace of intellect than spiritual- ity of flesh, there are surely more than a few who satisfy all the canons of sheer physical charm. The French themseh ea, admit - the superior beauty of the American girl, even though they may be horrified at the freedom of her life anti her igno- rance of the shoulder shrugging nu- ances deemed the end of all refinement over there. But they are beginning to feel the genial ainfluence of liberty among cuir women, and it Is leavening their immemorial idolatry of the chap- eron RR the preventive of all evil and the warder -off of all temptation-. A fea: ,centuries of the worship of conventioe- silty nod good form have left so much to be ashamed of In French social his- tory, that they nre reluctantly admit- ting the possibility of safety In self - dependence and self-respect, says a 11 rltrr in 00(1PY . 11. LINCOLN AND MATRIMetNY. Apprebensise That the PlithWay Not One ;of Flowers. Letters from Lincoln to his closest friend, Joshua Fry Speed, subsequent to the letter'( marriage, betray an anx- ions and impatient desire to learn it marriage is a pathway of floaere and sunlight, and not of darkness and pain the two had morbidly feared it to e lse. John Gilmer Speed presents these hith- erto unpublished letters bearing upon \Lincoln's Hesitancy to Marry,\ in the Ladies' Home Journal. In one Lincoln says: \It cannot be told how it now thrills me with joy to hear you say you are 'far happier than you ever expected to be.' fhat much I know is enough. I know you too well to suppose your ex- pectations were not, at least sometimes, extravagant, and If the reality exceeds them all, I say, enough, dear Lord. I am not going beyond the truth when I tell you that the short space it took me to read your last letter gave me more pleasure than the sum total of all I have enjoyed since the fatal first Of January, 1841. Since then, it seems to me. I should have been entirely happy but for the never -absent idea that there is one (referring to Miss Mary Todd) who ie still unhappy, whom I have con - [daunted to make so. That still kills my soul. I ,cannot but reproach myself for even wishing to be happy while she is otherwise. She accompanied a large party in the railroad cars to Jackson- ville J est Monday, and on her return spoke so that I heard of it. of having en- joyed the trip exceedingly. God he praised for that. One thing I can tell you 'which I know you will be glad to hear, and that is that I have seen Mary inized her feelings as well as I could, and am fully aiiifelffeett eine is far happier now than she has been for the last fifteen months past.\ ,Eight months after Speed hid mar- ried Mr. Lincoln wrote him: \But I want to ask a close question: THE POTOSI, LARGEST SAILING VESSEL ON THE OCEANS. 5,511,500 pounds of iron were used in its construction, and the vessel, which will make regular trips to the Western coast of South America for saltpetre, can car- ry about 13,227 bags of this salt. For the transportation of the same quantity by rail GOO double cars would be re- quired, whichaf coupled together, would make a train more than three miles long. The Potosi carries 39 sails, that are made of canvas nearly two feet wide, and if all of these illeces of canvas were sewed together they would make a strip nearly one and one-half miles long. The vessel can carry as many people as there are in a city4he size of Bremen. The Potosi excels other sailing ves- sels not only in size, but also in the el- egance of Its construction and fitting The Maria Rickmers was built In an English yard, but, as we have said, the Potosi was constructed in Germany and is a specimen of shipbuilding of which all Germans may well be proud. May good fortune attend her- In all her voy- ages. Beauties of the Material life. All the hymns, all the prayers, all the scripture reading are as nothing un- less you make their beauty come into your daily life, writes Ruth Ashmore. Take some of the care off the shoulders of the busy mother; make life seem more pleasant by your gracious thought of that father who toils all day long. - Make It easier for a sister to dislike the wrong and do the right; show a brother the rosy side of the cross and so make it lighter for him to carry. And do all this, not with loud protes- tations, but quietly and gently, letting God's name be whispered in your heart, and being only the sister and daughter without forcing the knowledge that you are the Christian. Then, very soon some one will realize that your beauti- ful life is lived for Christ's sake, and then you will represent Him as all women should, not by ((peaking from the pulpit, not by giv ng commands, but by living every d the life that He would wish should yours. A Cable Qnarrel. The cable was once the medium for a losers' quarrel, which took place be- tween a lady in New York and a gen- tleman in France. The heroine was no other than that divine French ar- tiste whose genius we all admire. The gentleman was a dramatic author, now no more. This curious quarrel took place one Sunday. the cable being joined through direct. It bristled with passionate reproaches, bitter. stinging sarcasms. eduched In picturesque French. The scene was intensely drn- matic. Both the actors, so near and yet so far trembled with jealous passion as their bitter sarcasms were (hotbed through the coils of title gigantic sea serpent. Mutual complaints, re, preaches fled threats continued, until a last stinging sarcasm from France reduced the excitable artiste to a state of nervous excitement which (elimina- ted in hysterics. The cable then re -strife - el to its normal sondition and the artiste to her senses. London attend- ard. 'Are you now in feeling as well as judgment glad that you are married as you are?' From anybody but me this would be an imprudent question not to be tolerated; but I know you wilipardon it in me. Please answer it quickly, as I am impatient to know.\ Mr. Lincoln's object in asking this \close question\ Is manifest. Mr. Speed gave the answer quickly and satisfac- torily,eand on the fourth of November (1842), one month exactly after the question had been submitted, Mr. Lin- coln was married. Durk• That Won't Swim. Boston Journal. -Many things are said .to be as natural as that ducks take to water. But a writer in a French magazine tells of ducks that actually hated water. There were three of them, and they had lived some years In Paris, where they had a small basin and their daily bath. Their own - finally took them to the country to live beside a fine lake, thinking it the ideal place fer the amphibious. What was his susprlse, on putting them into the bike, to see them instantly scramble ashore and waddle Indian file to a neighboring stable, whence they never came out save to feed. Never could they be induced to remain in the water save by force or fear, and when there they always drew close together, so as to occupy no more space than their bath basin in Paris. They were thoroughly afraid of the lake, anethey never became used to it. In Picardy, it seems, young ducks are often kept from the water in order to protect them from water rats and prevent them from eating things that might injure their flavor when they appear upon the table. Ducks thus brought up until their fuli growth of feathers Is acquired refuse to enter 'the water, and, if forced in, sometimes drown. After all, what does instinct amount to? THE STAR OF CHRIST. • A Brown Loaf. In tte woods today a leaf fluttered down. It was wrinkled and old anti bent and brown, But it met the wind and began to play, And I watched it until It whirled away. And I could but wonder, when time and grief Should have made me old and bent as the leaf, Would my heart be as young and full of glee ,.-• As the brown leaf playing In front or me? On e. Roof Garden. She (dreamily): \Meyerbeer always brings surdasweet recollections to me.\ He (from tarkeinnati): \I never feel any effects from R e but if I take Rhine wine it goes to my head ' The I \Inv- It WhellP • er this Man was Ile patriotic grew His fare got red, he then turn , d white, And made the air look blue. an gr y Know, then, thyself; presume not Go(t to scan; The proper study of mankind Is man. —Pope. IT MAY BE SEEN AGAIN BEFORE END OF YEAR. . The Event Promised by the llorld's e'reatest ISelentista Is Close It Hand— londitiona of the Ileaye a s Saturable to th• Beautiful Ilsitor. ILL the star of Bethlehem, which guided the \wise men\ of the Bible, appear during the closing years of tais century? There are many astrono- mers who confident- ly predict its reap- pearance, and the recent disturbances n the heavenly bodies have eheouraged tome to believe that great astronomical phenomenon is approaching. Accord- ing to the calculations of the past, the star should appear some time between 1890 and 1895, and the present year being the last of the time set for it, there is considerable anxiety displayed by those interested in the question. In the year 1572 the star appeared the last time, and of its appearance then we have the most trustworthy account. ° One evening as I was watching the heavens in my accustomed manner,\ Tycho Brahe writes, \I saw, to my as- tonishment, in the constellation of Cas• siopeia, a brilliant star of unusual clear- ness.\ A few nights before this the author-astronomer, Cornelius Gemma, saw the star, and called it the \new Venus.\ Both men thought this won- derfully fa_g_pl_lenomenon of the heavens was the old staiesajje s ehre and its appearance at that time tallied with its periodical appearance in 1264, 945, 630 and 315. In 1264 the Bohemian astronomer and astrologer, Cyprian Lo - wits, gives an account of the appearance in the heavens of a wonderfully at- tractive star that had not been there before. In his accounts we have simi- lar descaptions of the strange visitor, appearing suddenly and moving grad- ually away, until finally swallowed up in space. To him, also, we are indebted for an account of the same star, which appeared in 945, when the heavens seemed to be lighted up by this strange heavenly phenomenon. Tile Chinese chroniclers, who watched the heavens with great, care, also mention the ap- pearance of a comet or new heavenly bodOwhich they thought meant disas- ter to their crops. It did not bring any ill luck to the country, and the common people then attributed its appearance to their good gods, and they rejoiced that the \one -eyed\ was looking down upon them. There have been altogether twenty-. six historical accounts of the appear- ance of strange new stars in the heav- ens. Many astronomers reason from this that should an unusually brilliant star appear this year, it would not in- dicate that it was the old star of Beth- lehem. They say that the wise men simply saw Venus at the time of its greatest splendor. Others assume that the star was occasioned by the conjunc- tion of planets, or that it was a comet. In 1826 the German astronomer Ideler, suggested that the star was a conjunc- tion of planets, and Encke repeated it in 1831. To support their theory, they show that there was a conjunction of Jupiter, Mare and Saturn in September of the year 3 B. C. During the last year unusual dis- turbances and appearances in the heav- enly bodies have been noticed by the scientists, as if they were somewhat affected by the attractive force of an- other body not regularly acting upon them. More meteoric showers have been reported in the southern part of the world than usual, and storms of great destructiveness have swept over the whole globe. The coldness of the last whiter is attributed by astronomers to the influence of the planets, and whenever a comet has approached the earth in the past, unusual weather has A prevailed beforehand as if to announce THE LATEST STAR. Utah to Become One of the Richest of the Mining states. 1 . 1.11ifs Constitution has been frame.]: her peiiple it it in NI,vedilter, a n d see n t4iereafter the President will issue Ills pr,fclallidlion. and iii,'greit Territory :in , history of which NU %V I iliUSI111:CS the petenry of patienee, per- sistence and faith. and within wheel was first If/lists' oll flle Weetern Slope ;he standard of civilization -will be ad- mitted to all the privilegvc of a sever- e:guest:sp.. It will be n happy day for Utali—a happy day for th tn e ition the day Utah shakes from her stead/ limbs the tram- mels (if Territorial liTts, and with her dowry of wealth and brains is receive.) into the family (if states. Then public interest will (enter in tint' new sever.- (awes:. and the people will look to It for mu ve atear to the question, \What have you V1 iii ti your berders for the makiitz of a great commonwealth'!\ How little should Utah be abashed by 0113 in- quiry? No Western State ever entered the Union after a longer period of prepara- tion or with more spleudid ineu or re- sources. Utah has 250,000 people trained anti dleviplIned to the tasks of Industry. Utah has a eliain of fertile valley's ex- tending front Idaho to Arizona under :1 system of irrigation as perfect OS any in the world valleys rimmed by treae- ure-tilled mountains, and checkered wi Is little farms. whereon. in many instancei for nearly half a century, has been ex- emplified in the perfection of hus- bandry.h II Utah min — m esthe ere mention of names of which compels the at- tention of the whole mining world. Take for instance, \The ()Mario.\ it has paid$13.175,000 in divi- dends, or the \Horn Silver,\ dive - 1(41de,, $5,147,500, or the • \Daily dividend. $2,850,000, or several others that are a neck or two ever the million mark. k alv,r prop- erties. butt there are others beitt•ing gold —bright. glittering gold—in liberal quan- tities. In one gold mine alone. the Mer- cur, divelende are being paid on the basis of half a million a year, while in the Mereur distriet. infinitesimal in com- • parison with other netting ilistricte, there Is a cluster of pure gold hearing properties that' ageregates in value many millions of dollars. In tile light of these figures. is it unreasonable ta assert that Utah is one of the greatest mining regions in the United States? Where else van you find so many prec- ious metals. so many minerals( of 11.40 in the este end in conlineries and la such great bulk? There 1,5even gold in this water of the Groat Salt Lake and health in the air that goes With it—but that is no; all. I fPre is a field for the business man that is new and fruitful. Ahnost every conceivable resource in the shape of raw material is within the reach of the manufaeturer, If this le an age of progress. OS has been asserted. then Utah affords the opportunity ta expand and inerease the trade et the world—that is what is needed. Utah has pastoral resources of un- limited poseibilities. It simply nee(le the people to detumestrate it. No more overflowing, bounteous. golden grain fields, or heavier laden vines and fruit trees over gladdened the heart and poc- ket of sun-beta:tied husbandman Illstl the hundred fold harvests of this fair land. No greener pastures ever faesesi a herd of thr(vIng cattle and no soil has proved more inexhaustible than this. Water In abundanee just when and ii lure needed and fresh awl puro m fro its mountain softness. - tah has other things, a elltnete In- comparable, a marvelous \Dead sea.\ numerous curet:Ye mineral springs, veal measures inexhatistible, mountains of Iron, ((Miami*, salt anti asphaltum, and a capital city. the like (if wheel fee beauty of silo:it , m :11141 i•ornent, the world does I acapital city with the se , 'chu,: ff :Hui structures; of the alorinee psepls, with miles: and miles of sliad-d. 1,1 , 0i:dined streets, with stately hlucks—a capital city where a halt 113' people do a laseitity business. and the arms of its trade reach out over an empir(s greater in area than all of the New England and Middle States. an empire of which Salt Lake City is the ralleoad, fluanvial. ' (Alive tioual, religious, commercial and siwial center. If all of these possessions are factors in the growth of a great slate. then th,u new Slate of Utah may face the futuie without a tremor. Its coming. Moreover. the powerful telescopes now used for scanning the heavens reveal an untielial number of eclipses, as if the disturbance had caused some of the lesser bodies to trav- el a little out of their courses. The wonderful variable star Algol. in Pere - sus. for instance. has constantly of late undergone great changes. A (lark body, almost as large as Algol, has several times blotted out its existence from our lew. The appearance of this huge black object is a mystery to astronomers to- day. Then the snows of Mars, which have so long been visible to powerful telescopes, baits gradually disappeared. Early last October it was reported that the peter snow cap of Mars hail en- tirely disappeared. No such rapid and unexplained disappearance of the snow on the earth or on Mars has ever before been reported. Jupiter. In its recent appearances, has been more brilliantly belted than ever before, and as It rises It displays an unwonted profusion of color. Venus has been ehromied In more or less showers of meteors. so that its face could not be seen distinctly, but when the atmosphere did for a short time clear tip, it shone with untemal brilliancy. Its brigiOnese in the last few menthe has attracted considerable attention, even among those who are not expert \star gazers.\ Al! of theses facts, taken In conjunction with the changing rend I on of thus weather upon the earth, have led many in prediet the nemesia' of something unusual in the Sommer I nan. solar svstem. This object will, very Ah, roe Now when fond memory brings likely, be a new star. cornet or wonder tav thoughts back to the past fel conjunction of two or more planets. 1 gee that, likeso many things, or the lung lookteafor star of Delhi.' It was too good to last. to,m. • No pen , .' nor eage 'the heart . an Tunny, Whli h. Ilk° the needle Irlin Turns at the , touch of key es won, Ilut, turning, trembles too —Mrs eh -exilic. QUEER SHAMPOO, Iss cry inosainate cup Is teibleestel, and the IngredIsmt Is a -Shakespeare. A Whlakbroom Boy Got illa Inatruts Mona !Redly Mixed Up. From the Buffalo Express: In one of the hotel barber shops a small Italian boy named Joe officiates with the whisk broom. The other (lay the hotel house- keeper sent down to the proprietor of the shop and asked him to fix her up a bottle of shampoo. Ile fixed it and told Joe to take It up to the housekeeper. \You tell her.\ said the barber, \to take half a teacup of Me shampoo anti put It in two teacups of water and ap- ply.\ Joe took the shampoo and went up to the housekeeper with it. In a short time he came back, and the barber a.sited: \Give it to her all right?\ \Yes said Joe. \With the directions?\ \Yes Field Joe, again. Half an hour later the barber noticed the housekeeper out in the hale look- ing curiously Into the shop. He walked out to where she was. \Hello she said. \Which is it? Are you drunk or crazy?\ \What do y oe mean?\ asked the bar- ber. with nitwit dignity. \You must he one or the other. judg- ing from the message you stir up with that shampoo\ \What message did I send?\ 'lee told me you said to tell me ta take a cup of tea anti put it in the bot- tle , and lie about it'\ II