Vol. 1. No. 81. OCALA, FLORIDA, SEPT. 11, 1895. Price Five Cents
PUBLISHED EVERY DA V IN THE WEEK EXCEPTING SUNDAY.
Some Things You Know and Some
Things You Don't Know.
Straw Hats we are almost giving
away. Davidson & VanEchop.
N. N. CampbeJI, of Lake Weir,
is in town today.
Suits to order from $15 up.
Davidson & VanEchop.
r Nice fresh shrimps today at J.
W. Davis's, city market.
Young chickens cheap constant constantly
ly constantly on hand at Wm. Gray's.
Ralph Birdsey leaves Friday for
the University of Virginia.
A fine 12x18 job press for sale
cheap at this ofhce.
Houses to rent from $5 to $15.
Inquire of I. Stevens.
A. D. Mitchell, ex-county com commissioner,
missioner, commissioner, is spending the day in
C. V. McCoy, the Ocala House
baiber,will give you the smoothest
and easiest shave imaginable. Hair
cuts in the latest style.
Fresh, fat oysters today and
every uay now at L. S. Black's,
Fall styles and samples received.
Call and see them.
Davidson & VanEchop.
The Southern Express Company
has raised its minimum rate to
from 25 to 30 cents.
See our line of Men's Shoes be before
fore before buying.
Davidson & VanEchop.
Ed Weathers has returned to the
city after a few days' visit to his
home in the country.
A few White and Colored Vests.
We are closing out at cost.
Davidson & VanEchop.
Col. Tom Harris has enumerated
over 2000 people, but ha been de delayed
layed delayed somewhat by the rain.
1 1 r y-
wm. uray receives a nice coop
of both young and old chickens
A big prarie schooner passed
through the city yesterday on its
way trom Plant City to Georgia.
Pants to measure, $4, guaran guarantee
tee guarantee a fit.
Davidson & VanEchop.
We learn that quite a number of
the young men of Ocala will attend
the ball at Reddick Friday night.
Bring your job work to the Star
office and see how cheap they will
do it for you.
E. E. Root and wife left on the
1 1 o'clock F. C. & P. train today
for "New York city,where they will
make their future home.
Fine fresh water fish today on
ice at E. S. Black's, stall No. 11,
Rev. J. P. Hilburn's wife and
child have arrived from Jacksonville
and are now keeping houe in the
cosy Methodist parsonage.
Have you seen our new 85 cent
Negligee Shirts? Just a few lett.
Davidson & VanEchop.
Miss Catherine Pfeiffer, who has
been visiting her sister, Mrs.
Weihe, left Sunday night for Lou Louisville
isville Louisville in company with Mrand
IN AND ABOUT THE TOWN.
THE STEAM LAUNDRY
AND WHAT THE STAR REPORTER
A Valuable and Well Managed
Establishment It Is the
Pride of Ocala,
ADVENTURES OF A SHIRT
Yesterday morning, through the
courtesy of Mr. Johanson, the
obliging manager ot the Steam
i Laundry, we were shown through
that interesting institution, and
had the modus operandi explained
First we were taken to the
marking room, where each piece is
marked with the owner's private
mark. Should it be dark goods, a
small tag is used, upon which the
owner's mark is inscribed.
The next move is to the big os oscillating
cillating oscillating washers, where the soiled
linen is dumped in. This machine
is a large cylinder, with cleats ar arranged
ranged arranged so that the clothes are taken
partly around, then dropped, and
so on, when, after revolving several
times, it is reversed. This motion
thoroughly shakes up the clothes
and removes the dirt, without any
Mr. Johanson uses a soap which
he makes himself, and which he
says is much superior to that which
he used to buy, and he has no
trouble with a varying strength
and cleansing power. He says
that since using this soap he has
never found his clothes injured or
A lot of clothes, as they are
called, are run through nine waters,
most of them well filled with soan.
When thpv leavp this washpr rhp
clothes are put in a copper cylin cylinder,
der, cylinder, called
which is open at the top. This ex extractor
tractor extractor revolves at the rate of 1400
revolutions to the minute. The
clothes do not move in the cylin cylinder
der cylinder till taken out. The high rate
of speed whirls every drop of water
out of the clothes, which then go
to different women, who proceed
All starched articles go to
a revolving wooden box, where as
much starch, bulk for bulk, as
there are collars and cuffs is put in.
This is thoroughly mixed. This
starch is cooked by steam in a cop copper
per copper kettle placed near the starcher.
After leaving the starcher the
collars, cuffs, shirts, etc., go to the
where two women go over each ar article
ticle article by hand, smoothing them out
with a starched cloth, and getting
the starch evenly and smoothly
All starched pieces are then
hung up in the
where two hours of steam heat
thoroughly dries them.
They then go to the
where they are dampened again,
and then to the
where the collars, cuffs and shirt
bosoms are ironed by an oscillating
roller, so arranged that it will iron
any sized piece from a shirt down.
This is what gives the garments
the high gloss or polish that some
think is produced by chemicals.
The sole secret is the heavy press pressure
ure pressure and rapid motion of the iron
From this machine the shirts go
to a machine where the neckbands
are ironed, then to a woman who
puts the finishing touches on the
bosoms, then to another who irons
the body of the shirt, and folds it,
and it is ready to send out.
After leaving the ironer the col collars
lars collars go to a table where they are
finished. The standing collars are
run through a machine which
rounds them up. The turndown
collars are moistened in the crease
with a small tube made for the
purpose and then folded over.
Except sorting and laying up, we
are now through with this lot of
cuffs, collars and shirts. We will
now go back to the "flat goods."
These, after leaving the extractor,
are run through t
a hollow iron cylinder. This has a
heavy band of cloth stretched un under
der under it. The clothes are spread out
on it and pass around it, the cloth
keeping them pressed tightly
against the roller, which has small smaller
er smaller rollers- pressed against it all
around except the top.
This machine is about twelve feet
long, and two women can turn out
with it 5000 pieces in a day.
All irons, except the mangle, are
heated by gas. Before the estab establishment
lishment establishment of the gas company Mr.
Johanson manufactured his own
gas on the premises.
Mr. Johanson has an adjustable
frame for stretching and drying lace
curtains, and thus can make lace
curtains look as nice as new ones.
The power is furnished by a 35
horse power steam engine, and the
water is f urnished by a large natu natural
ral natural spring, which has been dug out
and cemented up.
Eleven women and four men are
We could say much more of this
model enterprise, but space forbids.
Fresh, fat, fine,, today by the
quart, gallon, or in the shell, on
ice at L. S. Black's, stall 11, city
Watches cleaned for 50 cents.
50 cent crystals, 25 c. 25 cent
crystals 15 c.
Pins and breastpins 10 c, and
all other work done on watches,
jewelry and sewing machines in
Work guaranteed to give satis satisfaction.
faction. satisfaction. Next door to the post of office,
fice, office, in W. W. Condon's music and
The city board ot health will
meet tomorrow night at 7:30 in the
clerk's office to transact business.
AND OPTICAL GOODS.
Gleaning, Repairing and Engraving.
GUARANTEED FIRST-CLASS WORK.
North Side Square. Ocala. Fla.
R. B. Mitchell & Co.
Drugs, Chemicals, Patent Medicines,
, Fancy Goods, Stationery, &c,
Soda Water and Ice Cream.
Physician's Prescriptions CorefuIIy Compounded.
Post Office Drug Store.
George D. Courtney's
City Market Groeery,
is the best place in the city to buy your fresh
groceries. A complete line of Staple and Fancy
Groceries constantly on hand. I keep every everything
thing everything in the grocery line. Country Produce,
Chickens and Eggs bought and sold. Bread,
Pies and Cakes fresh from the bakery.
Givk jug -v Cvivi and xio Convinced.
One Door North from City Market, Ocala, Fla.
m The Ocala
opposite Montezuma Hotel.
inest Photos, Portraits and Views.
BABIES QUICK AS A WINK!
and is made
Call and see Samples.
Hig;h Grade Goods,
Low Grade Prices.
Repairing and Kngraving.
All Work Guaranteed at A. E. Blimett'S," Jeweler
Merchants' BIcck, Ocala,Fla.
IS OUR SPECIALTY
only by us.
The Evening; Star
PORTER & HARDING, Publishers,
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After the Eighteenth of
this month the subscript subscription
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no subscriptions will be
tahen for less than that
County Commissioner W. W.
Jackson, of Elect ra, was in town
J. B. Robertson and brother left
on the 1 1 o'clock train yesterday
for Louisville to visit the G. A. R.
B. A. Weathers, manager of H.
B. Masters' store, leaves in a few
days : for New York t o purchase
their fall and winter goods..
Gall and examine new samples of
clothine from Jacob Reid's Son's.
F. W. Ditto, Agent, Weihe's jew jewelry
elry jewelry .store.
Miss Xena Herndon. of Lees Lees-burg,
burg, Lees-burg, and Miss Josie Stevens, of
Orange Bend, are visiting Miss
Nellie Hubbard on Ocklawaha ave avenue.
nue. avenue. Figures do not lie. Multiply $36
by 7 and you have $500 provided
you invest seven times thirty-six
with the Covenant Building and
Loan association. Ask M. M.
Little about it.
Mont Brooks, a prominent retir retired
ed retired phosphate man from Phoenix, is
in theciry today on important busi business.
ness. business. He savs he is heartily in
favor of a fertilizer factory and cot cotton
ton cotton mill in Ocala.
The ., Covenant Building and
Loan association wilj pay you 8 per
cent for the use of your money, or
loan you theirs at 6 per cent.
Which do you; prefer ? M. M.
Little will explain to you.
The Osceola Club' were disap disappointed
pointed disappointed in their straw ride to Silver
Springs yesterday 6n account of
the inclement weather, but they
spent a very pleasant evening at the
home of Isaac Stevens.
R. E. Yonge, jr.jvhas iin stock a
supply of patent gas lighters. You
iint the machine, then "turn the
cock and Hgh' the burner at the
same time. Only one nmatch :- to
the house. v Call and see them at
R. E. Yonge & Co's.
Three sons of Hon. M. V. B. Van
Ness, of Arlington, passed through
Ocala yesterday evening on their
way to Moss Bluff, to drive home
a bunch of cattle their father pur purchased
chased purchased last week.
: There is a very bad washout on
Third street between Magnolia
street and the Steam Laundiy.
This makes passing imposs b'e (or
carries and is dangerous to pe
desmans, and should be lepaired
Two cases just received.
the latest styles" at
Mrs. C. A. Brown's.
I wi h to suggest to my friends
and the public in general to place
thcr orders for Portraits and Photo-
unhs in' nded for HOLIDAV
GIFTS as cr:y as possible. The
work can be delivered to you
whenever you desire, only, as aU
careful workmanship demands skill
as well as time, the sooner you
pace vour order with me the bet better.
ter. better. Very respectfully yours,
N. I. Gottlieb.
Studio opposite the Montezuma.
N. B. "Babies quick, as a
Eight-room cottage in the city
j of Ocala. Lot contains 2 acres,
with stable, carriage house, ser servants'
vants' servants' house, well, cistern, fruits,
Fifteen acres good land under
fence adjoining, just outside city
limits, can be leased for a term of
years very low if desired. Enquire
at this office.
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We ask this repeatedly, because
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If you are weak q
and generally ex- q
hausted, nervous, q
have no appetite q
and can't work, q
begin at once tak- q
ing the most relia- q
ble strengthening g-g
medicine, which is
Brown's Iron Bit r
ters. Benefit comes
from the very first 5?
o Neuralgia, Troubles, o
n Constipation, Impure Blood, ta
g Malaria, Nervous ailments g
o Women's complaints. o
5 Get only the genuine it has crossed red Jjjj
J;; lines on the wrapper. O
g BROWN CHEMICAL CO. BALTIMORE, MO. g
R. D. Fuller,
Office over Merchants' National
Undertakers and Embalmers.
Dealers in Coffins; Iron and Wood
en Caskets, Burial Outfits.
Charges lower than ever before in
Ocala. Also dealers in all kinds
of Second-Hand Furniture:
''Prompt attention given to all
orders by mail or telegram.
W. Q. Barry, p-
Practical Plumber and Contractor.
Office In rierchants National Bank Block.
Fitting up Shop North Magnolia St.
Barry Patent Gas Burner for
heating Cook Stoves, Log in Fire Fireplaces,
places, Fireplaces, Heating Stoves, Lighting
Cigars in hotels and stores is the
best to be found in the market and
Cheaper than wood, coal, gasoline
or oil and cleaner and safe.
I have a full assortment of sup supplies,
plies, supplies, such as Gas Pipes Fittings,
Burners for lights and heating pur purposes.
poses. purposes. Chandeliers, Fire Logs for
Having had 17 years experience
in the gas business, am fully pre prepared
pared prepared to do all classes of work in
this line and
Ocklawaha Avenue and Main Street.
Opposite Ocala House,
Meals Served from
7 a. m. to 9 p. m.
Charges Moderate but Strictly Cash,
Special Orders Extra.
flens, Boys and Childrens Clothing;
in the Latest Styles.
A FULL LINE OF GENTS FURNISHINGS.
FANCY VESTS IN ALL STYLES.
Largest Assortment of Negligee Shirts.
Ne2:lis?ee Sliiris. a
L. P. Jumeau
ANALYTICAL AND TEGHHIGAL CHEMISTRY,
P. O. Box 402. Ocala, Fla.
This Laboratory makes a specialty of Chemical Analysis of
Phosphate, but all other kinds of analysis will receive prompt
attention. We have "the patronage of the Gie des Phosphates
de France; Messrs Thuiller & Clarke, the Consolidated Phos Phosphate
phate Phosphate Co., and their clients.
Assays and Analysis of Earths. Waters and Fertilizers.
The most approved methods followed. All rates as
reasonable as consistent with high class of work.
Laboratory located on second
Let the Flies Worry You to Death
and eat up the food your
and eat up the food your
TURNINO, WINDOW and DOOR FRAHES, CABINETS, and all kind of
Carpenter and Job Work. A full supply of
Rough and Dressed Seasoned Lumber Constantly on Hand at
LOWEST eASH PH ICRS.
rtuit 1 n r v. -.
Dry Goods, Notions, Shoes, Etc.
FINE DRESS GOODS,
i . .
Trunks and Valises.
Agents for Butterickis Patterns
OUR MOTTO: We study to please our customers.
Ocala, : : : : Florida.
MRS. M. E. HODGE,
Dress Making and General Sewing,
Ali:Cuttlnff. Sewing and Fitting done In the Latest 5tyle, at the Lowest Prices and
on short notice.
-Rooms Upstairs, Mo rth Side Square. Ocala, Pla.
Florida's Favorite Melon.
" Fame," Florida's Favorite
Melon, on Ice, delivered to any
part of thev city at Gray's. Nice
lot of chickens just received.
Jersy Block Ice Cream
is still in the lead.
Take your dinner tomorrow at
Misses Richards & Hallctt's. You
will get a good meal for 25 c.
P ft t
floor of Southern Express Co's bldg.
family should ha
family should have, when the
Are putting up such Nsc
Window and Door Screens
for so Little Honey.
m no pninrf
HAS MOVED HER IMMENSE
Stock of Millinery Goods
to her old stand on Exposition street,
where she will continue to sell all the
LateSt GOOdS!TE,?rtro?,agnefic Massage
in her line at prices within the reach of
all. She has everything in the Mili Mili-nery
nery Mili-nery line.
Gall and See Her Stock g$5.
If you want a good daily paper,
The Star will suit you.
ft Gents Furnishing, g
K ancy V csts. fi
Edgar P. Allen.
Allen & Wright,
Attorney at Law.
Room 3, Merchants' Block,
James H. Hill,
Attorney at Law.
County Judge's office in Court
T. P. Lloyd,
Attorney at Law,
Will Practicc in all Courts.
John G. Reardon,
Attorney at Law,
Will practice in all Courts.
James D. McConnell,
Attorney at Law.
Office in First National Bank
Office over First National Bank
A. H. R. Fredrick, M. D".
Physician & Surgeon.
Diseases of Women and Children
Office opposite Arlington Hotel.
E. P. Brown, M. D.,
Physician & Surgeon.
Box 382, Ocala, Fla.
Treatment of Cancer a specialty.
W. H. Marean, M. D.,
Physician and Surgeon.
Chronic Diseases. Diseases of
Women and Children a specialty.
Office, corner of Second and Main
streets. Residence, corner of
Second and Watula streets,
lf the Ocala Temperance Reform Club.
Edited by J. A. Munden.
'The Club meets every Sunday afternoon at four
o'clock in Temperance Hall. The Public
FIVE MINUTES MOKE TO LIVE.
A young man stood before a
large audience in the most fearful
position a human being could be
placed on the scaffold. The
noose had been adjusted around
In a few minutes more he would
be in eternity. The sheriff took
out his watch and said:
"If you have anything to say,
speak now, as you have but five
minutes more to live."
What awful words tor a young
man to hear, in full health and
vigor! Shall I tell you his mes message
sage message to the youth about him? He
Durst into tears and said, with sob sobbing:
bing: sobbing: "I have to die! I had only one
little brother. He had beautiful
eyes and flaxen hair. How I loved
him! I got drunk the first time.
I found my little brother gathering
strawberries. I got angry with
him without cause, and killed him
with a blow from a rake. I knew
nothing about it until I awoke the
next day and found myself guarded.
Whisky had done it. It has ruin ruined
ed ruined me. I have only one more
word to say to the people before I
go to stand in the presence of my
Judge. Never, never, never touch
anything that can intoxicate."
Think what one indulgence may
do. This youth was not an habit habitual
ual habitual drunkard. Shun the deadly
cup which steals away your senses
before you think of it; for you can
not know the dreadful deed you
raay commit while under its influ-
St. Augustine's saloons were
SILVER AND GOLD;
Or, Both Sides of the Shield.
The great interest manifested
.about the Coin question will be
satisfied by obtaining and reading
that wonderful book, "Silver and
Gold; or, Both Sides, of the
Shield;" being a symposium o4the
views of all parties on the currency
-question,; as expressed by tjaeir
leading advocates, viz.: Sherman,
Carlisle, Stewart Bryan, Allison,
Harvey, J. ,Lawrence Laughlin,
Sibley, Tillman, George Vest, St.
John, Cleveland, Eckles,' and. many
others. Edited by Trumble White,
with thirty-two portraits of emi eminent
nent eminent authors, statesmen, and econ economists.
omists. economists. t Just out from the great
International Publishing Co., of
-Chicago, 111. Sold only by sub subscription.
scription. subscription. 6oo pages.
Bring in your job
Iiave it done neat.
If you have an old book that you
wish to preserve, take it to the
Vitness job office and have it
Crayons, Pastels and Water-color
Portraits copied to any size from
old and faded photos by Artist
E B. Richardson's stable will
furnish you a first-class turnout
cheaper than elsewhere. Call and
try his teams.
The condition of the orange crop
in South Florida does not indicate
the extinction of the orange indus industry,
try, industry, by any means.
In order to reduce our stock and
make room for fall goods, we will
make a discount of io per cent on
.all cash purchases to Sept. i.
Davidson & VanEciiop.
0?X1 at tiro
Magnolia Baiber Shop
For I Xn i i' Cutting
A1I work done in Moderd Style and
A. G. BDLL, Proprietor,
West fcide of Sci.uii.re.
A. B. HOLLAND.
Local Agent of the American
Detective Agency of Indianapolis,
Ind., undertakes the recovery of
lost or stolen property, investiga investigation
tion investigation of crime. Collecting a spe specialty.
cialty. specialty. J. W. Davis,
Dealer in all kinds of
Florida and Western
Vegetables and Fish.
Bring in your Produce and try my
arid Cpuntry Produce.
Stalls 6 and 8 City Market.
Times Are Hard
and you need not" deny it. "But -you will
forget it when you buy. Groceries and
General Family Supplies of the
Ocala Commercial & Exchange Company.
They also run a Tailoring Department
where, they do Rejmiring-, Cleaning-and
Dyeing, All work done to order aaid sat satisfaction
isfaction satisfaction guaranteed.
S. C. W right,
Exposition St., Mitchell's Block, Ocala, Fla.
Take the STAR if you
want the latest news.
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fCZt f.ff i -SJ?J -,V
Jeweler and Engraver.
At Carlisle's Drug Store
Ho for the Beach I
The Plant System have on their
summer rates to St. Petersburg,
Tarpon Springs, Clear Water, and
for points on the east coast, for
rates to all summer resorts call on
F. J. Huher, Ticket Agent,
Fla. So. Depot, or
C. F. Faires, City Ticket Agent,
CHEAP RATES VIA F. C. & P.
Battlefield encampment of the
Sons of Veterans at Knoxville,
Tenn. On sale Sept. 13, 14, 15
anda6 Limited to Oct. 10, 1895,
at 13.10 for the round trip.
National Encampment of the
Grand Armv of the Republic at
Louisville, Ky. On Sale Sept. 8.
9, 16 and,..!,!. Limited to Oct. 5,
1895 at $17.80 for the round trip.
Dedication of the; Chicamauga
and Chattanooga National Park tat
Chattanooga, Tenn. Oh sale Sept.
16, 17, ,18 and 19. Limited to Oct.
13, 1 895, at $11.40 for the round
- For .tickets, .routes, and otherin otherin-formation,
formation, otherin-formation, call on G. Blake, city
ticket office, or John Dozier, depot
Fountain arid Steam
Buggies & Harness.
Two hiphest awards at World's
Fair for fttrengtliflieauty and
Low I'rices. Six years ago we
discarded the Dealer and began
selling direct to Consumers at
wholesale prices. Result: up-,
ward t IOO.COO Vehicle old
and our factory now the largest
on earth, dealing direct wit h con consumers.
sumers. consumers. Send for nur mammoth
"A 4r4. 67.60. 126 page lllustrat. free catalogue.
ALLIANCE CARRIAGE rn., CINCINNATI, O.
3 CD to
W. H. Chaille,
Board and Lodging.
Opposite Post Office.
We carry a full line of
Choice and Fancy Groceries
also in con connection a first class
Bread, Cakes and Pies baked
by best Baker in the city.
at rear of store. First class
fare for the local and traveling
public. Give us a trial.
Baptist Witness Building, corner
Fort Kins: and Osceola street.
n. K. WILLIfiffi,
m Tonsorial Artist.
Done in Latest Style. Call
arid give me a trial.
Montezuma block, Ocala, Fla.
Large, cool and comfortable,
rooms nicely furnished. Best of
accommodations for the general
and traveling public. Rates 1.00
per day or $4.00 per week.
North MagnoHd Street.
Mrs. Maud Duran, Proprietress.
Service and Cuisine first class.
Best Private Hotel in the Town.
Special Low Rates by the week.
L. S. BLACK,
Stall No. 11. City Market.
Fresh water varieties Bream and
Salt water varieties constantly on
Eggs arid Poultry,
Bought and Sold.
Prices cheaper than any in the
First National Bank Block,
Fine Livery Turnouts and Saddle
Orders by Telephone or otherwise
will receive prompt attention.
MRS. K. K. C. BATTY, PROPRIETRESS.
Rates $2 to $2,50
Open the Tear Round
SPECIAL RATES BY THE
FREE SAMPLE ROOM.
The New Brunswick Restaurant,
Misses Richards & Haliett,
Board $3.50 per Week.
Regular Ateats 25 Cent3.
Hot lunches, coffee, etc., at all
hours of the clay and night. Ex
tra dishes served at moderate
Near Dukes' Gorner BaSlce.
Red Oak House,
Board and Lodging.
Nice, large, airy rooms, best of
table accommodations, pleasant lo location,
cation, location, one block south from F. C.
& P. depot, on Magnolia street.
Rates from 75c. to $1.50 per day.
Special rates by the week.
D. S. LITTLE, Prop.,
jQtin W. Pearson,
Bought, Sold and Rented.
T. A. YANGEY,
City Market, Ocala, Fla.
Fish, Game and Poultry.
Northern and Florida Vegetables.
New( York, Chicago and Florida
Orders from a distance given
Who is upstairs in the
Large, Cool Rooms
in th Gary ISlock, is able to please
all customers. Come and see me.
Hair Cuts, Shaving and Shampoo Shampooing
ing Shampooing done in first-class order.
JOHN E. DAVIS,
Cigars, Tobacco, etc.,
, General Country Produce.
Fruit bought and sold. Prices the
Two doors west of Mitchell Block,
, ii. r j it fc i m
Thomas J. Clary,
Justice of the Peace,
First District, Marion Co., Fla.
Office in Court House.
Prompt attention given to all Civil
and Criminal Cases under my
i ., i m
Phe LroWest Prices,
Proprietor of the only first class
Colored Barber Shop in the city.
I have taken charge of my old
stand on Exposition St., three
doors west of First National Bank
building and solicit your patronage.
I am fully prepared to do Shaving,
Hair Cutting a. d Shampooing in
the latest styl Only first class
men employed. Give me a call
Mrs. G. A. B
A Girl's Accomplishments.
Under this general heading may
I speak a few frank words on sub subjects
jects subjects most often neglected?
Dear girls, I know that you can
play the piano exquisitely, and sing
charmingly, and sketch from na nature,
ture, nature, and do a dozen other sweet
and beautilul things, but, tell me
truly, do you know how, for in instance,
stance, instance, to make a cup of tea?
'How absurd!" I hear you say.
"Does she take us for idiots? is if
everybody did not know how to
No, you are mistaken. Half of
the mischief lies in the fact that
young people think that these lit little
tle little things can be known without
learning. Yet I have a vivid rec recollection
ollection recollection of a young college grad graduate
uate graduate who brought back from her
mother's sick room a cup of black,
ill-smelling liquid, which she called
tea, and a thick piece cf much much-burnt
burnt much-burnt bread, which she called toast,
and, setting them down in dismay,
said ruefully: "She just tasted
them, and that was all; and they
don't look inviting. What is the
matter with the horrid stuff? I
put in a whole tablespoonfui, and
boiled i it a long time to make it
Poor mother, dependent on such
a "daughter! The same young
woman, by the doctor's orders, es essayed
sayed essayed to make some gruel, and
then some beef tea. Do you know
frow simply both are made and do
you at the. same time know the
horrible possibilities of both? Then
I need not only tell you that this
dear girl graduate, who had taken
the Latin prize and the medal for
-excellence in English composition,
knowing nothing about gruel or
beef tea, did the worst.
What is the moral? If you
know absolutely nothing else about
house work, do resolve to become
skillful in making simple, plain
dishes for the sick. You can never
know how entirely some one clearer
to you than your own life may be
dependent upon you for these
But,, if I were you, I would not
be willing to stop with this. In
these days of many cooking
schools, with work so planned that
one may take vacation under the
great old trees, and yet learn from
skilled teachers the entire art,
from tea and toast to all the be be-longings
longings be-longings of a state dinner, why in
the world should not the girls re resolve
solve resolve to add to their accomplish accomplishments
ments accomplishments that of excellent cookery?
I spent a week in the home with
a pretty girl of limited means, and
,one day made bold to admire a
dress that she wore, which fitted
her to perfection, and was beauti beautifully
fully beautifully made.
"I like it myself," she said
frankly, "and the best of it is, that
it cost so little. I can afford to
wear it quite often and be happy."
When she mentioned the sum, I
exclaimed incredulously: "Oh, how
can that be possible? You cer certainly
tainly certainly have forgotten the dress dressmaker's
maker's dressmaker's bill."
"No," she said merrily. "I em employed
ployed employed a dressmaker who did not
send any bill; I made it myself."
Further questioning developed
the fact that she not only made,
but cut arid fitted, her own and her
mother's dresses. A natural apti aptitude
tude aptitude for the work had been culti cultivated
vated cultivated by a three month's stay with
a leading dress maker, and she was
independent in that important and
wearing line forever after. "I do
not always: have time to indulge
myself," she exclaimed naively,
"but I am sure to do my own sew
ing when I can; it is so much
easier than hunting up a dress
maker and being cross over her
mistakes for months afterwards."
I fancy that I hear some of you
quoting that word "aptitude," and
rejoicing in it. You have no nat natural
ural natural aptitude for anything of the
kind? May I venture to hint that
nine-tenths of you are mistaken?
You have forgotten the skill with
which you fashioned the clothing
of Araminta Adeline and her suc successor
cessor successor in theyears behind you, and
have let the aptitude run toAvaste.
If I were a girl again and could
make the opportunity, 1 would as
suredly learn dressmaking.
Yes, indeed, I know there are
other things to be done with a
needle. I once had as a guest in
my house a sweet girl friend, who
was able to create wondrous flow flowers
ers flowers and birds and bugs even out of
bright colored silks and wools. Her
bureau covers and center pieces
and the like were objects of gei -eral
One Saturday my mending bas basket
ket basket was piled high with work, and
I was a victim t f sick headache.
My guest came sweetly with offers
of help; and I, reflecting that she
was the oldest daughter in a large
family, ventured to enlist her ser services
vices services for two flannel undergar undergarments
ments undergarments which needed careful repair repairing.
ing. repairing. She worked laboriously all
the long afternoon, but, oh, the re result!
sult! result! It almost seemed to me that
the very patches felt mortified, so
crooked and ill-shaped and puck puckered
ered puckered were they. As for the wear wearers
ers wearers of those unfortunate garments,
they were masculine, and knew not
what was the matter, but they
pulled at the sleeves, and jerked
the neck bands and grumbled until
Sunday and headache being over,
the accomplished young woman's
work was taken out stitch by
Yes, it is an accomplishment to
know how to patch and darn prop properly,
erly, properly, and one that, to my mind,
every self-respecting girl should
make her own.
Yesterday I received a letter
from a young woman, a graduate
from one of our leading schools.
The letter covered three pages,
and there were five mistakes. Not
in spelling or grammar; in these
respects it was faultless, and the
writing was beautiful. But it was
an prdmary business letter, and the
business terms that are in general
use seemed to be unknown to her.
While I was reflecting over thin,
I picked up a newspaper of marked
literary strength, and the first
thing I saw was an article written
by a prominent educator, in which
the startling statement was made
that 90 per cent, of our fairly well
educated young women are unable
to write a business letter of ten
lines without mistake. If this even
approaches the truth, is it not
time that we make the artTof letter
writing one of our accomplish accomplishments?
ments? accomplishments? There are at least half a dozen
other important arts about which
I wished to talk with you. One
was that easily acquired, and very
rare and beautiful one of reading:
aloud. Another was how to argue
with an intelligent being, keeping
low-voiced and sweet Fpirited the
while. Another but I must not;
I have already passed beyond the
inexorable number of words to
which this talk must be limited.
Some day, when I meet you face
to face, and we do not have to
count our words, we will talk it out
together. Pansy, in Gold :n Rule, i
m low as enn de
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